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in camera talk Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:45 am
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BARCELONA, Spain -- Atletico Madrids record-setting 1-0 win over Real Madrid brought an emphatic end to its crosstown rivals 14-year unbeaten league run in their Spanish capital derby on Saturday. On-form Diego Costa struck in the 11th minute and not even Gareth Bale in his home debut for Madrid could help it rally. Atleticos big win came after Lionel Messi scored before being substituted due to injury to help Barcelona win 2-0 at Almeria. Barcelona and Atletico set club records by staying perfect through seven rounds to start the season, opening up a five-point gap over Madrid. Messi and Diego Costa have guided their teams to their milestones and lead the league with eight goals each. "We are having a great year and we have to keep it going," said Atleticos Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion, who set up Diego Costas goal. "Diego Costa is in a spectacular moment. He has helped us a lot." Bale, Madrids 100-million-euro man, went on at the start of the second half, finally playing in front of his new home fans after straining his left thigh while warming up before last weekends match. Yet neither the Wales winger in 45 minutes nor Cristiano Ronaldo in 90 were able to target Atleticos goal. "Atletico was more aggressive and ran more. It wasnt our day," said Ronaldo. "We have to understand that we need to improve. I played poorly and many of my teammates did so as well. Our coach had nothing to do with it. Its our fault." Atleticos last league win against Madrid had come in 1999, and since then it had gone 23 games without a victory. But Atleticos victory over Madrid in the same Santiago Bernabeu Stadium last May to claim the Copa del Rey had apparently given it the boost in confidence it needed to break its horrendous streak. While Atletico squeaked out that cup win in extra time, Diego Simeones side simply outplayed Madrid on Saturday, creating many more shots and deploying a swarming defence that kept Madrid in check until the final minutes. Simeone pumped both fists on the final whistle as he left the dugout, deservedly satisfied with his teams effort. "We can play better or worse, but our commitment to working hard is nonnegotiable," said Simeone. "The team is above everything else. The economic power of Barcelona and Madrid is superior to ours. We give it our all in each game." Diego Costa, who also scored in last seasons cup final, took the games sole goal when Filipe Luis stole the ball from Madrids Angel Di Maria and Koke placed a throughball for his goalscorer to coolly fire it in. As the Brazilian forward soaked up the dismay of Madrids supporters, Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti turned away and slapped his leg in frustration. "We are not playing well. We have to solve this by having a better attitude, staying concentrated, and playing with more speed and pace," said Ancelotti. "Its true that five points behind Barcelona and Atletico isnt a little amount. But thats not the problem." Messi netted his goal in the 21st with a left-footed shot after combining with Pedro Rodriguez, but he asked to be replaced eight minutes later after hurting a muscle in his right leg. Adriano sealed the result for Barcelona in the 56th from a pass by Cesc Fabregas while Messi watched from the bench. Messis injury leaves him in doubt for Tuesdays Champions League match at Celtic, when Atletico plays at Porto. Madrid hosts Copenhagen on Wednesday. Barcelona said the Argentina forward would undergo more tests on Sunday. While Barcelona may be missing Messi for the trip to Glasgow, it should have Neymar well rested after the striker didnt play a minute at Juegos Mediterraneos Stadium. Barcelonas first-year coach Gerardo Martino has guided Barcelona to its best start in 82 leagues. Five other managers, including Pep Guardiola (2009-10) and predecessor Tito Vilanova (2012-13), had reached six wins. "I have only latched on to one of the records that these players have broken and continue to break," said Martino. "They have been doing so for years both individually and as a team. The fact that I formed a part of this one is circumstantial." Elsewhere, Jonas scored his third winning goal for Valencia this week to secure a 1-0 victory at home over Rayo Vallecano. Jonas netted the decisive goal in recent wins against Sevilla and Granada, and he stepped up once again to produce the 36th-minute winner after intercepting a poor pass by Rayos Saul Niguez. Real Sociedad, meanwhile, was held to 1-1 at home by Sevilla before its Champions League game at Leverkusen on Wednesday. Derrius Guice Redskins Jersey .com) - P.K. 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After Mariota was pushed around by Stanford on Thursday, finishing 20/34 with 250 yards and two touchdowns in Oregons Title hope-crushing defeat, hes going to need a poor performance or two from the remaining frontrunners to have a shot at the most coveted individual trophy in college sports.It was on the 19th of November last year that the Blue Jays pulled off their massive 12-player deal with Miami that was supposed to set the table for a playoff season in 2013. Of course it didnt work out that way, but I suppose the point of this is, the deal came right out of nowhere. There were no hot rumours, no build-up. It just happened. This years Winter Meetings are being held from Dec. 9-12 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando. This is the third time the meetings have been held at this facility. The last time was in 2010. Its interesting to look back now at some of the rumours involving the Blue Jays back then and what actually went down. One of the hottest rumours had the Jays offering a package that might have included right hander Kyle Drabek, outfielder Travis Snider and a couple of other prospects to Kansas City for right hander Zach Greinke who was fresh off winning the American League Cy Young Award. There was also talk the Jays were going after Arizona outfielder Justin Upton and even Manny Ramirez. None of those deals came to fruition. Alex Anthopoulos did pull off the first major swap of those meetings though, sending right-hander Shaun Marcum to Milwaukee for Brett Lawrie. Again, though, there were no rumours surrounding that deal. It just happened. Arguably, the Jays most significant deal of that offseason didnt come until the New Year. They sent Vernon Wells and his huge contract to the Angels for catcher/1B/DH Mike Napoli and outfielder Juan Rivera. Four days later they flipped Napoli to Texas in a deal involving closer Frank Francisco. Wells incidently will be heading into the final year of his contract next season. Though Vernon will earn $21 million, the Yankees are only on the hook for $2.4 million of that. According the Baseball Reference.com, the Angels are paying the rest, some $18.6 million. Rumours and Deals There was actually a trade this week, with the Dodgers getting outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker and cash from Boston for outfielder prospect Alex Castellanos. The rumour mill really figures to start heating up at the Owners and GMs meetings running from Nov. 11-13 at Orlando. Usually those meetings are where the ground work is laid for the bigger deals and free agent signings to come through the fall and over the winter.dddddddddddd This brings us back to the two big rumours of the past week or so, put out by ESPN contributors. One had the Mets possibly offering right-hander Jon Niese, outfielder prospect Cesar Puello and another prospect for Jose Bautista. The Mets really need a power bat to offer some support for David Wright, and J.P. Ricciardi who now works in the Mets front office acquired Bautista for the Blue Jays in the first place from Pittsburgh. Puello is supposed to be the key in the deal for the Blue Jays. Hes supposedly a top-notch right field prospect who plays the game with boundless hustle. Some have compared him to Yasiel Puig, without the hotdogging. Trouble is Puello was suspended for 50 games for using PEDs in connection with Biogenesis. But again its only another rumour. Another hot one had the Blue Jays being in the thick of the race for Cincinnatis out-of-favour second baseman Brandon Phillips. Though some say he had an offseason and caused some friction for the Reds by comparing his contract to that of Joey Votto and for getting into a beef with a reporter, Phillips is still one of top second basemen in the game. Even in an "off year" he knocked in 103 runs. If new Reds manager Bryan Price moves closer Aroldis Chapman into the starting rotation as has been rumoured, maybe Anthopoulos can offer some of the Blue Jays bullpen depth and a prospect or two for Phillips. But as a cautionary note, Phillips will be 33 next season and is owed $50 million on his contract over the next four years. If the Blue Jays are truly going to go "all-in" again next season, this is the deal that they might actually pursue. Still, its just another one of those rumours you hear this time of year, and most of these rumours as we learned from 2010, dont ever turn into reality. Tampa Bay, Oakland and Pittsburgh are three of the teams that proved this season that you can win with a lower-echelon payroll. But of the final four teams that were alive in the post-season, three were in the top five in money spent, and St. Louis was number 11. ' ' '

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