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Così canta Elton John sul suo ultimo album, The One. Fin dal suo lancio britannico tre settimane fa, The One ha venduto quasi 200.000 copie ed è ora al numero 2 del grafico. PolyGram, il suo distributore, prevede con fiducia che venderà più di un milione in Gran Bretagna. In tutto il mondo, la figura sarà molti milioni.

Insieme a un tour mondiale di 150, The One potrebbe,bracciale copia cartier, secondo le stime dell'industria, effettuare 7m sterline per l'intrattenitore di 45 anni nel corso dell'anno successivo.

Lo scorso fine settimana, più di 200.000 persone hanno pagato 22,50 sterline ciascuna per guardare Elton John e Eric Clapton sul palco a Wembley. Poi Elton era fuori a vendere spettacoli a Birmingham e in Europa continentale. La notte scorsa era a Basilea; Questa settimana è il turno di Bologna e di Roma.

Pagheranno per vedere la faccia pubblica di Elton John. Guarderanno il leggendario Rocket Man, il portatore di costumi di zanzare,imitazione bracciale love cartier, spettacoli strano e cappelli bizzarri o, come attualmente, un estensione dei capelli di scopa da scuola che costa circa 14.000 denari.

Ma una percentuale del loro denaro per i biglietti, le magliette, i dischi, i manifesti, i programmi ei video andrà al suo impero commerciale molto privato.

Amministrato da John Reid, il suo gestore,bracciali copia cartier, l'attività di Elton John si trova in tre società private strette, una delle quali, Watside Charities, è una carità registrata.

Tutti e tre hanno movimenti sostanziali, ma sembrano rendere relativamente poco in termini di profitti imponibili e pertanto pagano una piccola imposta sulle società.

Nel caso delle due società di maggior successo, un grosso pezzo del loro reddito viene consumato dal costo del loro unico dipendente: Elton John.

In pubblico, Elton è la tipica star pop, che ha dichiarato di non aver letto contratti, la tradizione della vita di una star di registrazione. In privato, è una macchina per fare soldi che, secondo il suo biografo Philip Norman La via del ritorno all'albergo dopo un concerto avrebbe dettagliato in un quaderno la dimensione del pubblico e le assunzioni stimate del box office.

Mentre altre star rock hanno ceduto a droghe e bevande e ha avuto la sua parte Elton ha continuato a sfornare la musica e aggiungendo alla sua fortuna, ormai ampiamente riportata a 100 milioni di sterline.

Nel corso degli anni, nessuna rock star è stata in grado di abbinare la sua prolifica percentuale di lavoro o appello a livello mondiale. Madonna e Michael Jackson potrebbero essere più grandi, ma non hanno colpito i grafici, come ha fatto, dal 1972. Ha 24 album di platino (vendite di più di un milione di copie ciascuna) al suo nome. Includono le sue ultime pubblicazioni, Sleeping With the Past (3,5 milioni) e The Very Best di Elton John (7,5 milioni fuori dall'America del Nord, dove non è disponibile).

Secondo un recente calcolo dell'industria musicale, il reggiseno Kennedy Dwight (il suo vero nome) di Pinner, Middlesex, rappresenta il 3 per cento dei record di annata, nastro e compact disc in tutto il mondo.

Ogni volta che la sua popolarità mostra segni di declino in un paese, dice un portavoce di Reid, 'scopriamo da qualche altra parte dove sta crescendo'.

Per questo il credito deve andare a Reid. Attraverso più di due decenni di spesa spesso frequenti di Elton e talvolta comportamenti spaventosi, Reid ha mantenuto i suoi affari in carica. Poche persone sono state più famose per aver speso denaro e vivere la vita a pieno di Elton John. Come Liberace, una volta suo eroe, niente era troppo ornato o fantastico.

Amava il calcio, quindi ha sostenuto Watford, il più vicino club di lega. Ha dato un orologio orologio Rolex ad ogni membro di un'orchestra, un originale Rembrandt a un chitarrista preferito. Andò in Australia e tornò con un tram di Melbourne. Ha perso un libra di orologio da orologio Cartier con orologi limitati di 6.000. Lasciò che il suo bagno scivolasse alla Savoia mentre fece una telefonata e causò 5.000 danni. Una volta ha riferito di aver eseguito un £ 6.000 fattura sui vini a un pasto per se stesso e un partito 14 forte in un ristorante di Dallas.

Per il suo 42esimo compleanno, ha trascorso un importo di 200.000 dollari in una festa in Francia. Più di 200 ospiti sono stati abbandonati e trattati in un pasto spettacolare il cui centro era una replica di nove piedi della Torre Eiffel servita da calzoni in uniforme in parrucche e code.

Ha gettato altrettanto spettacolari feste al suo palazzo a Windsor. Ha mescolato con la royalty, è andato a cena con i Reagans alla Casa Bianca e ha descritto come 'così noioso che mi sono quasi addormentato'.

Egli è andato a dietro crash e ha provato trattamenti costosi di calvizie. Ha confessato di essere bisessuale. Nel 1984,falso gioielli cartier, in un fervore di pubblicità, sposò Renate Blauel, suo ingegnere di registrazione tedesco. Hanno trascorso molti dei prossimi quattro anni separati prima di separarsi definitivamente. Ha citato in giudizio Dick James, il suo ex direttore e ha vinto. Ha vinto 1m di sterline in danni di rottura dal Sole.

Più di recente sta vendendo: azioni a Watford e gran parte dei contenuti di Woodside, la sua ex casa matrimoniale. La ragione per le vendite, dice la sua gestione, è che è ricco e ricco di persone acquistano e vendono cose. Gli scettici mettevano in errore le vendite verso la disperazione: aveva frustato i suoi milioni di persone; Era difficile; Era busto. Altri hanno messo le vendite fino ad un esaurimento del passato recente infelice, piuttosto che un serio tentativo di raccogliere denaro.

Ha ancora la sua arte e la più grande raccolta privata del mondo. Ha messo il suo appartamento attico a Chelsea sul mercato per 1,25 milioni di sterline che non aveva mai trascorso una notte ma ha ancora la casa di Windsor e una casa in Holland Park. E ancora può guadagnare soldi alla goccia di un cappello. All'inizio di quest'anno ha firmato un contratto di 9 milioni di sterline con PolyGram per fare solo sei registrazioni e ha ricevuto 3 milioni di sterline per fare una serie di spot di Diet Coke.

Anche lui è andato a fare bevande e droghe. Ha frequentato sessioni di Alcoholics Anonymous ed è stato trattato per la dipendenza da cocaina in una clinica a Chicago.

In un video che costa 11 sterline ai fan del tour corrente dice: 'Ci sono molte cose nella vita che non ho mai usato per prendere atto. Sembra terribilmente corny giorni belli, alberi, fiori. Non ho mai usato per alzarsi durante I giorni, mi sono nascosto dietro le tende, ho odio il sole, ho sollevato quando il giorno è finito, mi sento di essere una persona più semplice '.

Ma mentre si nascondeva dietro le tende, Reid stava mantenendo il denaro in entrata. Nel 1970, tra Elton e Reid, è diventata una delle relazioni professionali più durature e di successo nel settore musicale.

Erano come gesso e formaggio. Uno era grasso e perdeva i capelli, l'altro elegante e minuscolo. Elton era il ragazzo di beneficenza delle contee di casa, Reid il rivenditore di ruote duro e ambizioso di Paisley, vicino a Glasgow.

Quando si sono incontrati, Reid gestiva l'etichetta Tamla Motown per EMI. Elton e sua madre lo hanno incoraggiato a lasciare EMI e ad unirsi a Dick James Music come dirigente personale di Elton. A quel tempo, l'aliquota massima dell'imposta sul reddito era superiore all'80%. Per ridurre l'onere fiscale della stella i suoi guadagni all'estero erano Separata dal suo reddito nazionale. D'ora in poi, un'azienda avrebbe cura i suoi guadagni d'oltremare mentre un altro avrebbe ricevuto il suo reddito nazionale. 'Essi hanno espresso in disappunto quello che potrebbe accadere al reddito di pubblicazione di John in America, che sospettavano che le filiali statunitensi di Dick James stessero sfruttando più di quelle normali prima di restituire i propri guadagni per essere divisi a casa'. L'ultima pausa è arrivata nel 1975. A quel punto, aggiunge Garfield, 'Elton John aveva scritto 136 canzoni e ha registrato 169.'

Da allora, sotto la guida di Reid, Elton e il suo manager sono prospettati. Secondo Philip Norman, Reid è anche un milionario multimediale, con una fortuna stimata a 12 milioni di sterline.
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He stays well and could make up into a Leger horse later in the season so dont be surprised to see him dictating the pace as a Ballydoyle third, fourth or even fifth string. He gave 4lbs to US Army Ranger at Chester and that puts him in here with a shout.Another of the runners that has been the subject of plenty of chat is Andre Fabres Cloth Of Stars. He takes the same route as the master trainers Pour Moi and created a favourable impression at the Breakfast With The Stars morning. Derby: A-Z Guide Investec Derby at Epsom: Guide to the runners and riders Yet another horse that further muddies an already murky picture is Sir Michael Stoutes Ulysses, who needs to improve to win this, but has plenty going for him. Another son of the mighty Galileo, he is out of 2007 Oaks winner Light Shift, so is also bred for the job. He was impressive in winning his maiden, and while he needs to step up to make his mark on the race, he is with a trainer unlikely to be tilting at windmills.Jim Bolger has been keen to give a good mention to his Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial winner Moonlight Magic too and the step up to a mile and half should suit this son of Cape Cross who has a fairly regal pedigree on the dams side as she is a half sister to Sea The Stars and Galileo out of supermare Urban Sea.The ante-post favourite is now Dante winner Wings Of Desire at 4/1 with Sky Bet. Hes another colt that could be a superstar, but it has all happened quite fast as he didnt make his racecourse debut until April. Ive backed Port Douglas each way because Id kick myself if he runs into a place without me and I would like to see Ulysses find the necessary improvement to stamp his authority on the three-year-old colts division. 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Female or otherwise, she is one of the best middle distance horses around and its great to see her connections keep her in training as a four-year-old when it would have been an easier option to retire her to the paddocks. Alex on Simple Verse The Epsom Dash is a real spectacle and takes place over the fastest five furlongs in the world. The draw will play a big part, but who are you hoping will be allotted a handy berth on Saturday?A cavalry charge in the true sense of the word and a real lottery. Im not mad keen on betting in these types of races, but you are guaranteed a thrill if you are getting involved.Duke Of Firenze won this in 2013 for Sir Michael Stoute and is back for more at a track he acts well over. He seems to be enjoying life with David Griffiths who took over his training this season having bought him for just 16,000 guineas, he won a good handicap at York for him last time out and carries a penalty for that win.Last years winner Desert Law is back for more and is one of two in the race for Paul Midgley who does well with his sprinters and also has last years runner up Monsieur Joe amongst the entries. Those horses should be involved again. Harry Hurricane is also penalised for a York handicap win last time out.Roger Varians Maljaa looks a potential fly in the ointment for the seasoned sprinters. He is having just his 11th start in this race and could progress out of handicaps. He returned this season with a good effort at Chester (despite getting a bump turning into the home straight), has plenty of speed and given a decent draw he could run a big race. Hes a 10/1 shot with Sky Bet.There are some equally competitive handicaps over the two days racing on the Downs, can you highlight one horse that you hope can win one of them please?The ground on Wednesday afternoon was changed to soft, good to soft in places so it is unlikely to suit fast ground horses even if its dries considerably before Friday/Saturday. I refuse to give up on What About Carlo who is declared to run in Fridays 10 furlong handicap at 1435. Conditions will suit Eve Johnson Houghtons gelding perfectly and if he can jump off on terms he should run a big race; although a word of caution, the yard are without a winner for a while.Theres no doubt he has work to do to beat Dark Red, who has beaten him the last twice, but he loves Epsom and will pop up at some point and Ill be gutted if its without me, I do think I could be following him off a cliff though!Ill also be watching with interest to see how Dutch Uncle gets on when dropped back to a mile in the 1545 on Friday for in form trainer Ed Dunlop. On Friday the fillies line up in the Investec Oaks, the picture has looked less clear as race day approaches, who do you think will come out on top?Nine fillies are declared for the Oaks with Aidan OBriens 1000 Guineas winner Minding heading the betting. Theres no doubt she is the form horse in the race and on all known evidence she should take all the beating. She was beaten by Jet Setting in the Irish 1000 Guineas where a bang to the head in the stalls was given as a possible excuse. Whether that affected her greatly or not is almost irrelevant because her form is the strongest in Fridays line up and at her best the rest will struggle to beat her. Her price isnt really attractive though and I wont be backing her.Skiffle has been added to the field at a cost of £30,000 and she comes here having handled the cambers of Goodwood by winning the Height Of Fashion Stakes. She is pretty inexperienced, but should improve further for the step up to 12 furlongs. I can see why Charlie Appleby was keen for Sheikh Mohammed to add her to the field and she should run well.The horse Ill be having a little fun each way flutter on given the rain that has fallen, is Harlequeen, who is trained by Mick Channon. 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And not surprisingly, everybody wanted a piece of the former Manchester United winger, manager, serial winner, and all-time great.Giggs acknowledged the crowd before taking his seat next to Paul Scholes, Ronaldinho Gaucho, Michel Salgado, Hernan Crespo and Luis Figo, thereby completing a row that could now boast of nine Champions League titles, 25 Premier League medals, 10 La Liga titles, and one FIFA World Cup.Premier Futsal -- casually dubbed the T20 for football -- had officially started, and Chennai knew they were in special company.You could almost forgive the city for not wanting to turn up. Tickets were steeply priced, and went up on sale just two days before the tournament. And while promos of the event -- featuring Figo and Indian Test captain Virat Kohli -- were aired regularly by the official broadcasters over the last month, the vast majority of Chennai had no idea that they would be hosting the first three days of the tournament!It was evident that logistics were being worked out till the last minute; the official fixtures and squads were also not known to the public till last week.Chennai has always prided itself on being a knowledgeable bunch when it comes to sport, a title that stood validated 17 years ago when the packed crowd at the Chepauk gave the Pakistan cricket team a standing ovation after India had lost a close Test.The city loves its sports teams; ISL champions Chennaiyin FC have a cult following, while anybody even remotely associated with Chennai Super Kings enjoys superstar status. And now with a galaxy of football icons in their backyard, this was a chance for Chennaiites to truly go global, and to give these stars a welcome they would never forget.When word had spread that the likes of Giggs and Scholes were setting foot in the city, fan groups on social media immediately started putting plans in place to assemble outside the Chennai airport on the morning of their arrival.Security has been tight throughout the event and access to the players limited. However, determined fans have driven long distances -- braving Chennais infamous traffic -- and waited for long hours at the players hotels, just to catch a glimpse of their heroes. Some returned with priceless selfies while others returned home empty-handed, but its unlikely they had any regrets.On Friday night, the entire stretch from Chennai Central -- the citys railway station -- to the stadium, a good 20-minute walk, was converted into a fan zone. There was little room for cars, bikes or auto rickshaws; football fanatics of all age groups hogged the streets.Football rivalries were temporarily put aside, if replica jerseys were any indication. Ronaldos and Messis walked together, while Rooneys, Zlatans, Hazards and even a Harry Kane helped themselves to group photos.Inside the stadium, it was euphoria. The opening ceremony and forgettable tournament anthem out of the way, it was time for the real deal.Seeing all these stars in the flesh was one thing, but Chennai wanted more. Their appetite worked up, they now had to see these stars work their magic right in front of them.Their heroes had already waved to them, but now, Chennai wanted them to turn back the years. They wanted Giggs to give his opponents twisted blood, Ronaldinho to elastico his way around the keeper, and Scholes to make an inch-perfect diagonal pass to a team-mate.It did not immediately turn out as expected. Giggs Mumbai were up first against the hosts Chennai and their marquee player Falcao. No bro, its not that Falcao, a young boy in the crowd explains to his confused friend. With all the cheers and attention on Giggs, it was almost easy to forget that Alessandro Rosa Vieira, hailed as the greatest Futsal player in the world, was also on the turf.The crowd had mixed emotions. On one hand they wanted to support their team, but a vocal majority also wanted Giggs to tear em apart. Giggs did produce the occasional moment of brilliance -- a no-look pass, a nutmeg and a weighted pass for an assist -- but it was clear to the crowd that both sets of players were struggling to cope with the pace and format of the game.Mumbai eventually ran out 4-2 winners in a laboured match, but Chennai was not disappointed.Chennai, please now put your hands together for RONALDINHOOOOOO...The announcer had barely completed the sentence before the crowd burst into a chorus of Dinho! Dinho! Dinho!Ronaldinho had just strolled out to the pitch, and with everyone -- team-mates, opponents, ball boys, even the officials -- wrapping the Brazilian in hugs and clicking selfies with him, a buzzer was needed to remind all that there was still the actual matter of the match to be played.Ronaldinhos Goa versus Crespos Kolkata. The crowd waited with bated breath for Dinho to dazzle, but there was no stepover, no rainbow, no nutmeg, no body feint. NNothing.ddddddddddddHere was a footballer who once made defenders look foolish, always played with a smile, and even brought the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium to its feet in applauding a Barcelona player.Now, Ronaldinho was struggling to move his way around the field, mistiming passes, and inexplicably even silenced the crowd with his subdued performance. Only a heavy dose of music from the upcoming Rajinikanth starrer Kabali managed to jolt some life into the stadium.The game was that muted, livened only when the Goa goalkeeper, perhaps bored with the proceedings, decided to take on the entire Kolkata defence all by himself with a mazy dribble.The fans continued to throng the stadium the next day, but there was an iota of disappointment, even if they didnt explicitly show it. Surely there would be more from these legends?The goals started to flow more freely, and the players began to play with more tempo and urgency once the nuances of Futsal were completely grasped.Some sparks briefly flew when Giggs accused Salgado of diving, but that too blew over quickly. Scholes took center stage next, to thunderous applause, but even he could not quite roll back the years; there was no well-timed volley directly from a corner, despite the crowds repeated request for him to SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!It was now the last day of the Chennai leg -- games Monday onwards will be played in Goa -- and while the actual Futsal on the pitch may not have met the fans unrealistic expectations, the crowd filled up Nehru Stadium for the third day running, reveling in another infectious four hours of song, dance and chants.The banners were out in full flow, and one man even brought with him a Brazil flag, no doubt in anticipation of Ronaldinhos last bow at the stadium.Ronaldinho strode out to with his trademark grin; but something was different this time. He was almost apologetic with his bows to the crowd, as if he had a point to prove for his lacklustre display two days earlier.This was his moment and chance to repay the audience for their faith in him, and he delivered in style. Five times.With Scholes and his Bengaluru team struggling to impose themselves on the game, Goa ran riot.The crowd was desperate for a Ronaldinho goal, and he obliged inside five minutes, stopping the ball dead with one touch before feinting to send the keeper the wrong way and tapping into an empty net.Two days earlier, Ronaldinho had struggled to string together two simple passes. On Sunday night, everything he tried came off, with ridiculous ease.Bengaluru tried to double-team him, but Ronaldinho would simply hold two defenders off, before effortlessly flicking the ball onto the path of a teammate.Three defenders would block his way and he would simply turn the clock back to 2005 at the Stamford Bridge, giving the opponents the jig, and then the jag, before coolly passing the ball into the net.Bengaluru would go physical on him, but Ronaldinho would simply hold the ball on his chest, lift the ball over a defender, and head it towards a player in a Goa shirt.Ronaldinho would appear to be a little tired, dropping to his knees, only to regain a sudden burst of speed, exchange passes with a team-mate, and shoot into an unguarded net to complete his hat-trick.Ronaldinho would simply look one way and pass another, bamboozling his frustrated opponents, and leaving the crowd in utter disbelief. Even Scholes could be seen clapping on one occasion.It was magical. It was breathtaking, bordering on the cruel. But it was pure box office.The show wasnt over, though, and there was some fairy dust left yet in Ronaldinhos legs.He had to top his three first-half goals with another stunner, and he did so by controlling and swiveling in one movement, before lobbing the ball over a defenders head and into the goal. So deft was Ronaldinhos touch that the ball appeared to hang in the air for an eternity, giving the audience enough time to let out both an ooh and an aah before it rested into the net.This was his night, and he was not going to go out without a statement. His fifth goal was just a simple one-on-one finish, but the celebration trumped everything else he had done before.With Dinho, Dinho still echoing around the stadium, Ronaldinho jumped over the tournament hoardings and into the cheerleaders stage, treating everyone to some Brazilian samba.Full time: Goa 7-2 Bengaluru; Ronaldinho with five goals, a couple of dozen tricks not out of place in a video game, an infectious smile, and a half-decent celebratory dance.Ronaldinho bid farewell to the crowd, and placed his arm on his ear, conjuring one last deafening roar from the crowd. Ronaldinho had heard Chennai, and Chennai had just heard Ronaldinho.At the end of a three-day carnival that had meaty, but unspectacular cameos from Giggs, Scholes, Salgado, Crespo and Falcao, Ronaldinho had just put up a show that Chennai is unlikely to forget in a hurry.Not everyone had the same reaction, though.Man, I cant believe it, a red-clad boy could be heard while exiting the stadium. 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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Paul Goydos shot a 3-under 67 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA Tour Champions season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.A day after opening with a 62 for a three-stroke lead, Goydos birdied the par-5 18th to reach 11-under 129 on Desert Mountain Clubs Cochise Course.I was happy. It was a nice day, Goydos said. The wind had calmed down a little bit. It seems to be windy in the morning here and better in the afternoon. Playing goods an advantage to some extent.Colin Montgomerie, third in Charles Schwab Cup season standings, remained second. He followed his opening 65 with a 66. The Scot matched playing partner Goydos with a closing birdie.Points leader Bernhard Langer was third at 7 under after a 66.The top five in the standings -- Richmond winner Scott McCarron is second, followed by Montgomerie, Joe Durant and Miguel Angel Jimenez -- can take the season title with a victory Sunday. Durant was tied for 15th at 1 under after a 69, McCarron was tied for 17th at even par after a 71, and Jimenez was 22nd at 1 over after a 67.The season standings were reset after the event last week in Virginia, with Langers lead over McCarron reduced from 935,657 to 200. The tournament winner will receive $440,000 and 2,000 points.I just know that theres a bunch of possibilities like we imagined and here we are, Langer said. I guess right now if it stands like this, Monty and I would be tied and were going to a playoff. But will it stand that way tomorrow, nobody knows. I dont know. Its certainly exciting, its volatile. You know, it comes down the stretch.The 59-year-old German has a tour-high four victories and has wrapped up the season money title with $2,836,459. He won season titles in 2010, 2014 and 2015. Hes recovering from a left knee injury that forced him to withdraw from the playoff opener at Sherwood.Its been the same for the last two weeks, just being very careful walking, Langer said. I cant read my putts properly because I cant bend down the way I used to. But my goal is to finish the tournament, not to read my putts properly. Obviously, I would love to read them right, but if that would kick me out of the tournament, thats no good, so Ive just got to do what Ive got to do.Goydos is 24th in the standings. The two-time PGA Tour winner won the Dicks Sporting Goods Open in July for his third senior title. He shot a 59 in the PGA Tours 2010 John Deere Classic.Ive gotten off to good starts and, hopefully, I can continue that tomorrow, Goydos said. A little sloppy on the back nine, quite frankly. But Im Paul Goydos, Im not Bernhard Langer, as Ive proven time after time after time after time. But I hung in there pretty good. 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Alviro Petersen has until December 9 to respond to charges relating to match-fixing during the South African domestic T20 competition in 2015.Petersen was charged by Cricket South Africa on November 12 and was initially given 14 days to respond. But his lawyer, Robin Twaddle, confirmed to ESPNcricinfo that an extension has been granted..While Twaddle hasnt given any indication of what Petersens response will be, a statement from the opening batsman after the charges were made public indicated that he will fight them.On November 13 , Petersen said he had rejected a CSA plea-bargain and would welcome a tribunal instead. Twaddle could not confirm whether this was still Petersens position.In March, following Gulam Bodis 20-year ban for contriving to fix matches during the competition, Petersen confirmed reporting fixing approaches, but said he did not consider himself under investigation. He maintained that the ACSU were aware of his discussions and meetings with other players.He has since confirmed playing along, with those involved in the match-fixing scandal, which includes Thami Tsolekile, Jean Symes, Ethy Mbhalati and Pumelela Matshikwe, who were all banned for between seven and 12 years for their involvement. Petersen claims to know of at least one other player who has not been charged.Petersen has been provisionally suspended from all cricket activities till the matter is pending. That has left his franchise, the Lions, without one of their senior-most batsmen. They have acquired Omphile Ramela from the Cobras on loan to bolster their squad. Deatrich Wise Jr. Womens Jersey. The 25-year-old Japanese star has officially been posted by his club team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles. Derek Rivers Patriots Jersey. Jordan Lynch, the all-purpose Heisman Trophy finalist from Northern Illinois, failed to make it into that exclusive club. http://www.patriotsfanaticstores.com/authentic-deatrich-wise-jr-patriots-jersey/. After the whistle, Thornton skated the length of the ice, pulled Orpik to the ice from behind and punched him in the face several times. Antonio Garcia Womens Jersey. -- Linebacker Myles Jack ran for four touchdowns, defensive end Cassius Marsh caught a scoring pass, and No. Derek Rivers Jersey. -- Hunter Smith scored the winner with just 12 seconds remaining in the third period as the Oshawa Generals edged the host Sarnia Sting 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn defensive back Stephen Roberts has been charged with attempting to elude an officer and possessing a firearm without a license.Auburn Police Capt. Lorenza Dorsey said Friday that the 20-year-old Roberts was a passenger in a vehicle during a traffic stop and attempted to flee from the officer. The arrest report shows Roberts was arrested Wednesday at 9:53 p.m. and the firearm was a handgun. Both charges are misdemeanors.Auburn spokesman Kirk Sammpson says coach Gus Malzahn is gathering all of the facts and will handle the situation appropriately.dddddddddddd.Roberts has been competing for the starting job at free safety. He started the final four games last season and made 26 tackles.Malzahn has said four players arrested on misdemeanor drug charges in May wont miss playing time. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- Los Angeles Clippers?coach Doc Rivers is well-versed in the ways of NBA superteams. He led one to an NBA championship back in 2008 with the Boston Celtics.Accordingly, this years iteration of a superteam, the 73-win Golden State Warriors team from a year ago that added Kevin Durant as a free agent and just so happens to be the Clippers?main rival in the Western Conference, doesnt scare?him.I think we can play with anybody, and we dont feel like theres a gap, Rivers said of the prospect of challenging the Warriors this season. Thats all we have to prove, and I think everyone has to prove that.I know history very well in this league, and theres been a lot of superteams put together, quote-unquote, superteams, and I know the history. I feel comfortable where were at.Rivers didnt expound on the thought -- or what that history means for the Warriors chances.A quick check of recent history reveals a decidedly mixed bag. 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Sky Sports News HQ reporter Paul Gilmour previews Northern Irelands World Cup Qualifying clash with Azerbaijan on Friday, a game live on Sky Sports 1 HD... What is it about this fixture and methods of transport? N Ireland vs Azerbaijan November 11, 2016, 7:30pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass In Baku, before Northern Ireland lost 2-0 in a World Cup Qualifier in 2013, Michael ONeills side were prevented from getting into training when a passing freight train blocked the entrance. The players, fed up of waiting, got out of the bus and walked the remainder of the journey. A lot has changed for both sides since then. Northern Ireland, re-energised under the exciting leadership of ONeill, reached a major finals while Azerbaijan, backed by heavy investment, are the surprise package of Group C having not conceded a goal so far - one of four teams along with Germany, England and Belgium to achieve this feat in the European section of qualifying. On Tuesday, a side led by the former Real Madrid, Barcelona and Portsmouth midfielder Robert Prosinecki arrived in style at Belfast International Airport. Viewed as further evidence of their increasing financial clout, the players stepped out of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the first of its kind to land in Northern Ireland. Two Azerbaijan fans somehow found their way into a pre-World Cup qualifying training session – and made the most of it… Facilities have also been a key theme for this fixture. Azerbaijan have benefited greatly from better pitches yet made the decision to begin their preparation in Belfast three days before the match. In fact, they arrived here a full 24 hours before ONeills side, who had a productive few days near Dublin before traveling north by coach to the team hotel.Azerbaijan players didnt have it all their own way at the beginning of the week, though. 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Some of the fans dressed up in Cubs-related costumes, and there were periodic cellphone flashes in the stands all night long.But there wasnt very much for them to cheer about, especially when the Cubs were at the plate. Josh Tomlin pitched two-hit ball into the fifth inning, and Clevelands stellar bullpen took over from there.Fly-ball pitcher with the wind blowing out, its crazy how we dont hit fly balls, Rizzo said. Its the way it is. We knew its not going to be easy. Been in this situation before last series and we just got to come back and do what we do.Fowler, Bryant, Rizzo and Zobrist, the top four hitters in Chicagos lineup, went 3 for 15 with a walk. Javier Baez, the co-MVP of the NLCS along with pitcher Jon Lester, came up empty in two big spots.When youre facing good pitching, sometimes it happens, Zobrist said. We didnt have a lot of opportunities today. 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Baez also bounced to shortstop with a runner on third for the final out in the seventh.Chicago went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position and is batting .133 (4 for 30) in those situations in the series.I thought maybe the first game here with all the hoopla going on, it may have had somewhat of an impact for our young guys, Maddon said. But I have all the confidence in the world well fix it by tomorrow and work better at-bats.Game 4 is Saturday night, and it doesnt get any easier for Chicago. Corey Kluber goes on short rest for Cleveland after striking out nine in a dominant performance in the Indians 6-0 victory in Game 1. John Lackey pitches for the Cubs.Chicago, which scored more than 800 runs during the regular season for the first time since 2008, also was shut out in Games 2 and 3 in the NL Championship Series against Los Angeles. The Cubs then won three in a row to advance, outscoring the Dodgers 23-6 along the way.I dont think anybody is going to hang their head after today, Zobrist said. Its one game. Were still in a good position, 2-1. We came back and won three in a row last series so we knew we were going to have to beat Kluber anyway.---Jay Cohen can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/jcohenap Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas NHL owner Bill Foley has hired longtime adviser Murray Craven as the expansion teams senior vice president.Craven will be responsible for establishing the clubs top minor-league affiliate in the American Hockey League, developing the practice facility in Summerlin, Nevada, building up facilities at T-Mobile Arena and overseeing projects at the request of general manager George McPhee.The 52-year-old former NHL player has been Foleys right-hand man throughout the expansion process, which began with a season-ticket drive in early 2015 and culminated with the awarding of a franchise in June. Foley said last month that Craven is a street-smart guy who he wanted to be involved with the organization.Craven played 18 NHL seasons for the Red Wings, Flyers, Whalers, Canucks, Blackhawks and Sharks from 1982-1999. Matthew Dellavedova Cavaliers Jersey. The (11-11-4) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 26 points. 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BALTIMORE -- Dallas Keuchel gave the Houston Astros the kind of performance they expect each time the left-hander takes the mound.While the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner has struggled through parts of the season, the confidence of his manager and teammates never wavered. Now, Keuchel might be coming around at the perfect time for his team.Keuchel was solid through eight innings, Yulieski Gurriel got a hit in his major league debut and the Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 in a rain-delayed victory Sunday.The Astros won the last three games in the four-game series, outscoring Baltimore 32-13 over that stretch. The slumping Orioles have lost four of five and are 9-16 over their past 25 games.Best fastball command I have had all year, Keuchel said. That really jump-started a lot of things for me. We have to play our game and not try to do too much. Any time you win a series in the big leagues is big.Keuchel (8-12) allowed two runs and five hits with seven strikeouts. Ken Giles picked up his third save despite allowing Mark Trumbo to hit his major league-leading 37th home run.The start of the game was delayed for 4 hours, 5 minutes because of storms. Another downpour at the end of the first inning prompted an additional 30-minute interruption.Im absolutely thrilled to leave her winning three out of four on one of the toughest days to play in awhile, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. We were here all day. The conditions werent the easiest to play in both mentally and physically. We stepped up and answered the challenge.Gurriel, a Cuban defector who signed a $47.5 million, five-year deal in July, singled in his first at-bat and went 1 for 2 with a walk as the designated hitter. He left the game in the eighth with right hamstring tightness and is day-to-day.I wasnt sure I was going to get my first hit that fast, Gurriel said. I will take care of (the ball) and put it away and put in a place that is very special.Carlos Correa went 2 for 3 with two RBI.After missing the past two games with a groin issue, Jake Marisnick entered in the seventh, and his home run an inning later gave the Astros a 5-2 lead.ddddddddddddJonathan Schoop got his 19th homer for the Orioles, who trail first-place Toronto by 2 1/2 games in the AL East.We know we can score a lot of runs, Schoop said. But its baseball, sometimes you score and sometimes you dont score.Houston took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on a two-out RBI single by A.J. Reed. Schoop tied it later in the inning with his solo shot.Houston put together a three-run fifth on an RBI single by Jose Altuve and a two-run double by Correa. Baltimore pulled within 4-2 later that inning when Nolan Reimold doubled and scored on a single by Adam Jones.Baltimores Yovani Gallardo (4-5) allowed four runs and seven hits over a season-tying high seven innings. Houston won the season series over Baltimore 6-1.We have to worry about our job, go out there and give our team the chance to win and just come together like we were doing throughout the year, Gallardo said.SPRING IN HIS STEPThe Astros George Springer has reached base safely in 14 straight games. He is batting .357 over that span.TRAINERS ROOMOrioles: RHP Chris Tillman, who had his start pushed back three days because of shoulder soreness, said he felt fine after Saturdays game when he allowed six runs, six hits and five walks in two-plus innings.MOVESThe Orioles recalled RHP Parker Bridwell from Triple-A Norfolk. He made his major league debut in the eighth inning and allowed the homer to Marisnick. Bridwell replaced RHP Odrisamer Despaigne, who was optioned to the Tides after allowing four runs in three innings Saturday.UP NEXTAstros: Doug Fister (11-8, 3.76 ERA) starts the series opener Monday in Pittsburgh. Fister is 1-2 with a 2.08 ERA in five career starts against the Pirates.Orioles: Dylan Bundy (6-4, 3.36) has won three of his past four starts and gets his first start in the Beltway Series against the Washington Nationals in the opener Monday. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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