Colm Cooper starts for Kerry but James O’Donoghue is on the bench

Colm Cooper will make his long-awaited return to the All-Ireland football championship on Sunday after being named in the Kerry team to face Tipperary in Thurles.

The 32-year-old Dr Crokes player has not featured for the Kingdom in the Championship since Kerry’s All-Ireland semi-final defeat by Dublin in 2013.

Cooper missed Kerry’s All-Ireland-winning campaign last season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament and fracturing his knee while playing for Dr Crokes in February 2014.

Kingdom manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice has rung the changes from the side that lifted the Sam Maguire with victory over Donegal last September as only seven starters retain their places.

Those survivors are Marc S, Peter Crowley, Killian Young, Anthony Maher, Johnny Buckley, Paul Geaney and Kieran Donaghy, who captains the side.

Brendan Kealy comes in to goal while Mark Griffin, Shane Enright and Jonathan Lyne are the new additions in defence.

Bryan Sheehan Nike Free Flyknit 4.0 is selected at midfield and the trio of Michael Geaney, Colm Cooper and Barry John Keane are named in attack.

Last seasons player of the year James ODonoghue has to be content with a place on the bench. The Killarney mans preseason preparations were derailed when he underwent surgery in November to repair a dislocated shoulder.

A formidable looking Kerry bench also contains players like Aidan OMahony, Tommy Walsh, Fionn Fitzgerald, Darran OSullivan and Donnchadh Walsh.

Paul Murphy, David Moran, Paul Galvin and Kieran OLeary are all ruled out through injury.

Kerry: 1. Brendan Kealy, 2. Marc S, 3. Mark Griffin, 4. Shane Enright, 5. Jonathan Lyne, 6. Peter Crowley, 7. Killian Young, 8. Anthony Maher, 9. Bryan Sheehan, 10. Michael Geaney, 11. Colm Cooper, 12. Johnny Buckley, 13. Paul Geaney, 14. Kieran Donaghy (C), 15. Barry John Keane

Subs: 16. Brian Kelly, 17. James ODonoghue, 18. Stephen OBrien, 19. Aidan OMahony, 20. Darran OSullivan, 21. Fionn Fitzgerald, 22. Tommy Walsh, 23. Alan Fitzgerald, 24. Donnchadh Walsh, 25. Jack Sherwood, 26. Pa Kilkenny

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Do the Phillies even have tradable players-

By Cordell Oberholtzer

They tell you to never bet on sports. Well, I think they (whoever they is) would agree that betting on the Phillies to be bad this year was about as a sure thing as you are going to get. We’re fifty-six games into the 2015 season, and the Phillies possess a record of 21-33 and are 8.5 games back in the National League East. What is really sad is that the record isn’t reflective of how bad the team actually has been this year. Before the recent swoon, the Phils had strung together a winning streak of sixgames and had even pulled themselves out of the cellar into fourth place. However, struggles in all facets of the game propelled the Phillies back to their home in last place.

How bad has it been? Offensively, the Phillies are second to last in the league in team batting average at .236 and have a league-low of 30homers as a team. This is a team that from 2006-2009 average 216 home runs a team per year. For most teams, comparing the team from almost ten years ago to the team currently would be a pointless activity since the turnover for teams over ten years makes those comparison moot. Well, not this team, and that is why they are in the position they find themselves in. Three of the position players (Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, and Carlos Ruiz), who were in the late 20’s when they won the World Series in 2008, arestillthe starters in their respective positions. That is fine if they remained healthy and productive during each of the proceeding years; however that is not the case so the face that they are still playing regularly is asinine.

The Phillies general Nike Tiempo Calcetto manager, Ruben Amaro Jr., has found it more important to keep the sentimental players around rather than trade them at their peak value for young players. Amaro, who is nearing J.D. Drew as far as fan hatred, has continually failed to do the right thing and he has single-handily destroyed what was once a desired destination for players throughout the league. “Laughingstock” is now the common adjective assigned to the Phillies and this season is only one-third complete.

So whatcan the Phillies do at this point? Is there any way that this rebuild does not need to take as long as it took for Sepp Blatter from resigning after being re-elected? Okay, well it is going to take longer than that, but how long is that?

First of all, do the Phillies even have pieces that teams desire? Yes. One. His name is Cole Hamels and there a multitude of teams who could use an extra starter at this time of the season. Hamels is ace material and likely is worth close to, if not all, what Amaro is trying to get for him. The problem is teams aren’t willing to give up their Joey Gallo and Kris Bryant equivalent prospects and honestly, Hamels isn’tthat good. But he is still by far, the best the Phillies have to offer teams and it just depends on how much teams are willing to give up for him.

The Cubs and Red Sox have been heard about the most regarding Hamels, but it does not sound like the Red Sox are willing to let go of Mookie Betts or Blake Swihart,the names that the Phillies most covet. The Dodgers and Cardinals also would have need for the left-hander. The Phillies have made it known that they would be open to taking on more of Hamels salary (who is owed $70 million over the next three years) if that helps to grease the wheels. But the main goal for the Phillies is prospects. The Phillies are not hurting for money so finances will probably not be a deal breaker.

Closer Jonathan Papelbon could also be attractive to teams needing bullpen help. Papelbon is still a very good pitcher and his .863 WHIP and 1.23 ERA reflects that. Half of the Phillies wins have ended in Pap getting the save. While his ability to pitch does not hurt his trade value, his personality might. Rumors were that the Marlins would be Adizero F50 Online interested but based on the where the team is going in the standings, it’s doubtful that they will be buyers come the trade deadline. Papelbon has pretty clear that he wants to be traded before the end of the season and who can blame him? This is a man built for the big stage and obviously that stage won’t be appearing in Philly anytime soon.

Starter Aaron Harang has been refreshingly good this year and has been the team’s best pitcher all season. He boasts a 2.02 ERA and has consistently pitched deep into ball games. Any of the teams that need pitching could use Harang and he would clearly bring a smaller asking price than Hamels. But if we are looking at the Phillies rebuilding: the take for Harang won’t likely accelerate that process exceptionally well.

Howard has shown enough flashes that an American League team might bite on him to capitalize on his postseason experience and his Cheap Nike KD VI power. But again, the issue becomes how much of his contract are the Phillies willing to pay. Following the injury to Matt Adams, the Cardinals entered the Howard conversation and from a purely sentimental stand point the move makes sense. Howard grew up in St. Louis and his numbers in Busch Stadium are insane (11 HR, 39 RBI, 1.111 OPS and .341 average). However, based on how well the Cardinals front office is run, it’s likely the Phillies would be happy with the haul Howard would get even if they helped out on his salary.

That ladies and gentlemen are all the viable trade targets that the Phillies have to offer. All the other possibilities are too old and broken down (Utley and Ruiz), just terrible at baseball (Ben Revere, who is apparently coveted by the Angels for whatever reason), or too young to let go (Maikel Franco and Ken Giles). Maybe the Phillies aren’t as far away as it seems from being a contender, but that’s unlikely. Five years seems optimistic, ten years seems feasible. The first thing that needs done is to get rid of Amaro ASAP. Then the farm system needs to be replenished with young position players that don’t share the same skill setas say, Domonic Brown. Sure, whoever replaces Amaro won’t turn it around immediately; however the fans may be more patient with a guy who is just trying to clean up the cesspool that his predecessorleft behind.

Aussies edge Italy in women’s water polo

An injury and illness riddled Australian women’s water polo team have battled for an 8-7 victory over Italy in their third and last group stage game at the FINA World League Super Final.

The Aussie Stingers, with star centre Adidas Nitrocharge 2015 back Hannah Buckling on the sidelines with a broken finger and captain Bronwen Knox fouled out before three quarter time, didn’t Nike Air Max 2015 Prezzo hit the lead until the final quarter.

They only sealed victory when left hander Isobel Bishop drilled home a penalty earned by teen Bronte Halligan with just 64 seconds left in the match.

Bishop ended the match with Chaussure de Running pas cher three goals, whilst sharpshooter Ash Southern snared two as Australia put in another inspired defensive effort.

The win comes after successive victories over China and Russia the previous two nights and leaves Australia at the top of their group.

They are set for a likely match up with Brazil in the second stage of the tournament on Friday night (AEST).

The winner of that game will go through to a semi-final on Saturday night with the medals will be decided on Sunday.

Dyche ‘happy at Burnley

Burnley’s new sporting director Frank McParland does not expect manager Sean Dyche to leave the club this summer.

Dyche has been linked with the vacancy at Sunderland following Dick Advocaats decision to quit after ensuring their Premier League safety.

However, McParland, who took up his role at Turf Moor earlier this week, believes Dyche still has unfinished business with the Clarets’ and wants to remain at the Lancashire club.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph: Chaussures Futsal "He’s made a real name for himself so I’m not surprised about the links but I know he’s very happy here.

"He was a big part in me coming here and I’m really hopeful that we’ll both start off the season. It was Sean who made the initial call to me, and I went to have a coffee with him and his assistant Ian Woan.

"There was no offer of a job at that stage, then I met Messi Football Shoes with the owner and the chief executive at the time Lee (Hoos) and gave them my ideas, the things I’d spoken to Sean about. They asked me to join, which I was delighted Air Jordan 13 Low with.

"Sean has done loads for this club and he wants to do a lot more. Burnley is such an historic club and he’s really keen to push it on."

However, McParland says he is resigned to losing striker Danny Ings following the clubs relegation from the Premier League.

His contract expires at the end of the month and McParland added: "Obviously, we’re going to lose a couple of top players, definitely we’re going to lose one by the looks of it.

"It’s not impossible to replace Danny Ings but it’s very difficult. There’s certainly money there to spend. I’ll be working very hard with the boss and everyone at the club to try to get some decent ones in."

Zygi Wilf on Adrian Peterson- ‘He’s always had a good heart’

By Rachel Wold

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf addressed the media for the first time since September when he claimed the team made a “mistake” by activating running back Adrian Petersonfollowing his arrest on child abuse charges.

Now that Peterson and the Vikings appear to have mended fences and the running back has returned to practice with the team, Wilfdiscussed the situation and Peterson publicly:

“He’s always had a good heart,” Wilf said (via The Pioneer Press). “He’s a great football player. We have great memories, and we’ll continue to have good memories with him. … He’s been great for the community, and that’s basically who he is, and when you know that’s the character of that person, you Chaussures Nike Air Huarache believe in him.”

After what has been a contentious Nike Air Max 90 Homme past year between Peterson and the Vikings,Wilf indicated it is time to “move on.” Currently, Peterson is under contract for three more seasons at a total cost of $44.25 million.

Not only is Wilf ready to sweep the whole Peterson nightmare under the rug and move forward, he also believes the Vikings could be headed for great things in 2015:

“…I mean, we can win the Super Bowl, but I stopped making my predictions, I think, in Nike Lebron 12 Low my third season (of ownership).”

To Wilf’s credit, the Vikings look solid on paper. Keeping Peterson in the fold will only enhance the team’s chances of contending in 2015.

Stephen Curry makes layup, LeBron James misses to send Game 2 to overtim

It was a tale of two layups that kept Game 2 going and sent Warriors and Cavs fans into collective shock.

Stephen Curry finished a smooth layup with less than eight seconds remaining in regulation to tie Game 2 up at 87.

LeBron Nike Air Max 90 Essential James pas cher de foot Magista missed the potential game-winning shot on the next possession, and Tristan Thompson was unable to tip the ball in on a second opportunity.

Everyone remain calm and keep breathing. To overtime we go.

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Port Adelaide down Western Bulldogs in AFL

Port Adelaide down Western Bulldogs in AFL

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A masterful midfield display by Ollie Wines inspired Port Adelaide to a runaway 38-point AFL victory against the Western Bulldogs on Saturday night.

The Power led by just 10 points at three quarter-time but stormed home to win 16.4 (100) to 9.8 (62) at Adelaide Oval.

Port forward Chad Wingard booted three goals, and Jay Schulz and Matthew White two each, in a Chaussure Nike KD triumph highlighted by Wines’ dominance.

Wines collected a game-high 33 disposals and kicked a goal, while his teammates Wingard, Robbie Gray (20 touches), Brad Ebert (21 possessions, 12 tackles) and versatile Justin Westhoff were prominent.

The Bulldogs, now also with five wins and losses, were superbly served by Jack Macrae (31 touches), Koby Stevens (22 possessions) and Luke Dalhaus (20 disposals) while Jake Stringer and Jordan Roughead slotted two goals each.

But after leading midway through the second stanza, the Dogs were held at bay by a Port side which squared its win-loss record at five apiece.

The Bulldogs dominated the opening 10 minutes and registered the initial four scoring shots – but all were points.

Port then kicked four of the next five goals, including White’s brace, before the Bulldogs struck back to be only two points down at quarter-time.

The visitors led midway through the second term when Stringer goaled but the Power responded with three majors in a row for a 9.3 to 6.5 halftime advantage.

Scoring dried up in a tight zapatillas de Messi third term – the Bulldogs scored two goals to one to reduce their deficit to 10 points at the last change.

But Port overwhelmed their visitors with a commanding last quarter, unleashing a scoring burst of six unanswered goals to delight their parochial 41,813-strong crowd.

Port coach Ken Hinkley said it was a victory Chaussures adidas Yeezy 750 for his side’s persistence.

"We have been able to get ourselves back into some sort of form, which is great," he said after banking consecutive wins.

"We have still got some stuff to do … we are not quite getting four quarters done."

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge said he felt "a bit empty" to lose by such a margin after three solid quarters.

"It doesn’t feel like it should have been a margin like that," he said.

Pocock hat-trick fires Brumbie

The Brumbies moved to the top of the Australian conference in Super Rugby with a 33-20 bonus-point win over the Western Force on an emotional night in Perth.

Both teams wore black armbands and observed a moment’s silence before kick-off in honour of former All Black Jerry Collins who was sadly killed in a car crash along with his wife in France in the early hours of Friday morning.

When the action got under way, it was David Pocock who stole the show with a hat-trick of scarpe da calcetto tries and Christian Lealiifano added 13 points with Allan Alaalatoa also crossing.

Tetera Faulkner and Luke Morahan went over for the Force with Zack Holmes booting 10 points.

Pocock had his first try after 11 minutes as the Brumbies drove forward from a line-out and the back-rower pounced over from the base of the maul.

Lealiifano added the extras but two penalties from Holmes narrowed the gap before the Brumbies fly-half had a try of his own.

Ben Alexander ploughed forward and when the ball came out of the ruck, Stephen Moore showed quick hands to free Lealiifano, who converted his own try.

Pocock’s second arrived just before the half-hour and once again came from a maul as he broke out and crashed over with the conversion successful again.

Steve Mafi was sent to the sin bin for collapsing the maul which Pocock scored from but the Western Force held out and it was 21-6 at the break.

After a scoreless third quarter, Alaalatoa went over after an hour. Another drive from a line-out got the Brumbies near the line and, after Nike Free Flyknit NSW two quick phases, Alaalatoa went over and Lealiifano made it four out of four.

Yet another line-out drive allowed Pocock to seal his hat-trick and at 33-6 with just 13 minutes remaining, the game was over as a contest.

Faulkner pounced over after some good work near the try-line and Morahan raced in with Holmes converting both in the last 10 minutes but it was too little, too late sapatos Air Max 90 for the home side.

Buffon bullish ahead of ECL final

Buffon bullish ahead of ECL final

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Legendary Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon knows it is now or never as he chases the one major team trophy to elude him – the European Champions League title.

The 37-year-old is hoping a return to Berlin’s Olympiastadion brings more happy memories when they meet Spanish giants Barcelona on Saturday.

"We can’t go there (Berlin) to make up the numbers. This match means far

too much to us," said Buffon, whose exploits for Juventus and Italy over two

decades have hoisted him to among the sport’s greatest goalkeepers.

Along with Italy and Juventus teammates Andrea Pirlo and Andrea Barzagli,

Buffon has fond memories of Berlin’s Olympiastadion – the scene of Italy’s

controversial World Cup victory over France in 2006 when Zinedine Zidane saw

red in the final.

But reaching another Champions League final was always just a dream, especially after losing to AC Milan in 2003.

"In my head I never had any doubts although at one point I had a Chaussure Adidas F50 Yamamoto serious injury, but I knew I wanted to get to the Champions League final," Buffon said, after ousting Real Madrid over two legs to book their place in the final.

"We need to take the last step, and most difficult step."

For Buffon, it could be Cheap Nike KD VII now or never but the prospect of trying to stop

Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar – who have scored 120 goals between them

this season – is a challenge that seems to be growing on Juventus.

For striker Carlos Tevez, much of that confidence comes from the assured

head and broad shoulders of Buffon.

"Having him in goal gives us outfield players confidence," Tevez told

UEFA.com. "Scoring a goal against Gigi is difficult – that is the extra bit of

security he provides."

Since joining Juventus in 2001 in a then world-record deal worth a reported

52 million euros, Buffon has gone through thick and thin with the Turin giants.

The Bianconeri reached their first final since their controversial 1-0 win

over Liverpool in the aftermath of the Heysel Stadium Disaster in 1985 when

they met AC Milan at Old Trafford.

Despite stopping shots by Clarence Seedorf and Kakha Kaladze Scarpe Nike Free Flyknit in a dramatic

penalty shoot-out, the then 25-year-old went home empty-handed as the Rossoneri

triumphed.

"I immediately understood we had missed a unique opportunity," Buffon

admitted in an interview with UEFA’s Champions Matchday magazine.

In an ideal world, Buffon would cap the twilight of his storied career by

finally conquering the Champions League.

But Buffon believes the Turin giants have what it takes to cause

an upset.

"I think we have to realise that on Saturday we’re facing the challenge of

beating the best team in the world," he said. "We have to be prepared, mentally, to suffer, and to have the strength to overcome any obstacles that come our way in this final.

"Messi is an extra-terrestrial … but we have what it takes to limit

Messi, and the rest."

Giants back near the top after impressive May

The San Francisco Giants went Tiempo Legend v from worst to first in less than a month.

Yes, that’s noteworthy. No, it’s not tremendously rare – at least not at this point in the season.

San Francisco was at the bottom of the NL West at the end of April, trailing first-place Los Angeles by 4 1/2 games. The Giants then went Supra Skytop 4 21-9 in May, taking over the top spot briefly before falling back into second place this past weekend.

They are the sixth team in the last six seasons to be in last place at the end of April, and then reach first place at some point in May, according to STATS.

The Giants fell behind with an early eight-game losing streak this season, but an eight-game winning streak in May made it clear that the defending World Series champions were still going to be heard from. San Francisco has been without injured right-hander Matt Cain all season, and right-hander Jake Peavy has been limited to two starts.

Outfielder Hunter Pence was out with a broken arm until May 16, and the Giants are 12-4 since his return.

A couple other teams who were in last place at the end of April were also able to bounce back a bit. Cleveland went 17-12 in May, and Texas went 19-11 to pull above .500.

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RARE FEAT

It didn’t feel like a particularly historic occasion when Dallas Keuchel of Houston struck out 11 and blanked the Chicago White Sox 3-0 on Saturday. But Keuchel was the first pitcher all season to throw a shutout while striking out at least 10.

In 2014, there were 12 games in which a pitcher pulled that off, with Madison Bumgarner and Jordan Zimmermann each doing it twice. But we’re now about 30 percent of the way through this season, and Keuchel is the only one to do it.

As much as strikeout totals have climbed, shutouts by starting pitchers are becoming a rare sight. In fact, strikeouts can drive up pitch counts, making it harder for a starter to finish the game.

ZEROS

There was some thought that Wade Davis couldn’t possibly repeat his 2014 season, when he posted a 1.00 ERA in 71 relief appearances for Kansas City. Well, this year he’s pitched 22 innings and hasn’t allowed a run.

Reliever Dellin Betances of the New York Yankees also has a 0.00 ERA, although he’s allowed three unearned runs.

FANTASY FOCUS

Most fantasy players are familiar with the concept of streaming – putting an otherwise marginal starting pitcher in your lineup when you know he’s about to face a bad offensive team, and then discarding him afterward.

This year, one team has far and away the fewest runs in baseball. That’s Philadelphia, which is averaging 3.02 per game. Over the last few days, the Phillies were handled easily by Colorado’s Chad Bettis and Eddie Butler, both of whom were probably available in all but the deepest of leagues.

Just something to keep in mind.

LINE OF THE WEEK

Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays, went 4 for 4 with two home runs, four RBIs and five runs in Toronto’s 10-9 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. Donaldson won this game with a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth.