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LOS ANGELES -- Luis Perdomo gave the San Diego Padres another reason to be excited about just how far hes come. Jace Sternberger Youth Jersey .The 23-year-old Rule 5 acquisition looked like a very different pitcher Saturday than the one who gave up six runs in an inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in his major league debut.It was my debut. I was nervous, said Perdomo (3-4), who gave up two earned runs in six innings in the Padres 4-3 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday. Now, Im a lot more relaxed. I just went out there and pitched, played baseball, and my sinker got a lot of ground balls today.Even though the game got away from the Padres on a contested play in the fifth inning, Wil Myers could see the difference.Ever since hes become a starter, hes been great, said Myers. Even right before that, he looked good. Hes becoming more confident. He can pitch, and we know he can compete at this level.It was 3-all in the fifth when Corey Seager scored from second base on a throwing error by shortstop Alexei Ramirez as he tried to complete a double play.With runners at first and second, Adrian Gonzalez hit a high bouncer to second baseman Ryan Schmipf, who threw to Ramirez for a forceout.Turner slid toward the outfield side of second base -- which he grabbed as he went by -- and Ramirez made a wide throw that glanced off the glove of first baseman Wil Myers. The Padres challenged the call, but replay upheld the original call that Turners slide was legal.Youre running along the grass and then the next that you know, youre six feet outside of the grass, so you clearly at some point in time changed his path, said Padres Manager Andy Green.Was it not close enough to call? I guess thats what they decided.No matter how the umpires ruled, Myers knew Seager should never have scored on the play.I just missed the ball. It was my fault, said Myers. It wasnt a bad throw. I just missed the ball, got too concerned with the runner, and just missed it. It was on me.Brandon McCarthy won his second straight start for the Dodgers after a 14-month recovery from Tommy John surgery.McCarthy (2-0) gave up three runs in five innings, including a first-inning, two-run homer by Yangervis Solarte.The right-hander retired 10 of the next 12 hitters, holding the Padres to a pair of walks. McCarthys win came six days after he threw five scoreless innings in his return from major surgery.Dodgers reliever Adam Liberatore got two outs for his club-record 24th consecutive scoreless appearance. He broke the mark of 23 set by John Candelaria in 1991.Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth for his 26th save.Solarte homered over the fence in right-center field to give the Padres a 2-0 lead in the first. Over his last 19 games, Solarte is hitting .380 (27 for 71) with seven doubles, four homers and 16 RBI.POMERANZ TO PETCOPadres starter Drew Pomeranz (8-7, 2.47) was picked on Saturday to the National Leagues All-Star team for the first time in his career.Hes earned everything hes gotten this year, Padres manager Andy Green said. Hes definitely rewarded the front office for the faith it had trading for him, and understanding the type of pitcher he could be, and is.MOST IN MAJORSTravis Jankowski easily stole second on the first pitch to Solarte in the first inning, his ninth theft in 16 games since June 21, the most in the majors during that stretch.TRAINERS ROOMPadres: C Derek Norris was back in the starting lineup after leaving Friday nights game with a right quad contusion suffered in a first-inning collision with Dodgers 2B Chase Utley. He regenerates quickly, Green said. He took a shot. Its a testament to how tough he is. We waited to post the starting lineup to see if he was capable of going.Dodgers: RHP Julio Urias will head to the minors to learn to pitch in relief, manager Dave Roberts said before the game. The Dodgers want the 19-year-old to learn to pitch in a variety of situations before reaching a team-imposing innings cap. The Dodgers will make the move after the All-Star break, Roberts said. ... OF Andre Ethier (fractured tibia), out since spring training, is playing catch, taking swings in the batting cage. Hes more of a baseball player now, Roberts said. The Dodgers are hoping hell return in early August.NEXT UPPadres: LHP Christian Friedrich (4-4, 4.42) starts in Sundays finale before the All-Star Game. After posting a 3-1 record with a 2.12 ERA over his first six appearances for the Padres, Friedrich is 1/3 with an 8.31 ERA over his last five. Hes given up six home runs in those five appearances.Dodgers: RHP Kenta Maeda (7-6, 3.07) hopes to right himself after three starts in which hes gone 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA, giving up three home runs along the way. Clay Matthews Youth Jersey . Dukurs winning time was 1 minute, 45.76 seconds, a quarter-second better than Russias Alexander Tretiakov. Lativas Tomass Dukurs was third, 1.41 seconds off the pace. Jon Montgomery of Eckville, Alta. Bart Starr Youth Jersey . With the short-handed Warriors needing help from someone -- anyone -- to stop a three-game skid, ONeal returned from right knee and groin injuries that had sidelined him for four games and put up season highs with 18 points and eight rebounds. It was just enough to help lift Golden State to a 102-101 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. http:///...nson-Packers-Jersey/ . 9. Price, heading to the 2014 Olympics for Canada, was named the First Star after posting wins in three starts with a 1.00 goals-against average and a .971 save percentage. BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- Before the Special One, there was the First One.His name is Jozef Venglos, and in 1990 he became the first outsider to take over as manager of a first division club in England.It was the hardest job of his illustrious career. But now 80 years old and looking back, Venglos was all smiles and appreciative of his time as manager of Aston Villa during an interview with The Associated Press at his house in Bratislava.You have to have a joy from football, even as manager, Venglos said. Theres a specific feature of English football, that its inspirational in all aspects: for the managers, players and of course, fans.This season, there are 14 foreign managers in the Premier League, from Jose Mourinho at Manchester United to Juergen Klopp at Liverpool, Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and Antonio Conte at Chelsea. Of course, Arsene Wenger is also still there at Arsenal after 20 years.Only four clubs in the league have a manager who is from England, Bournemouth, Burnley, Crystal Palace and Hull. Additionally, Stoke is led by a Welshman while a Scotsman is in charge of Sunderland.---CAREERVenglos was a respected, experienced coach when he arrived in Birmingham, but was not a household name in Britain.It was a surprise to me, Venglos said. But also an appreciation of what I had done. It was a well-managed and controlled club.When Venglos was introduced as the manager, the media at the news conference remained silent when they were asked: Hands up, those of you who know this man.Prior to his job at Aston Villa, Venglos biggest successes came in international football. He was an assistant coach to Vaclav Jezek when Czechoslovakia won the European Championship in 1976; four years later, he was in charge alone as he led his national team to third place at Euro 1980. At the 1990 World Cup, he reached the quarterfinals.After his spell in England, Venglos moved to Fenerbahce and later to Celtic. In his career, the coach with a degree in physical education and known as Dr. Jo, or the Doctor, also led the national teams of Australia, Malaysia, Oman and Slovakia.In 1995, he became the president of the European Coaches Union and led European and World select teams on several occasions.In his homeland, he was named the coach of the 20th century.---ASTOON VILLAComing from behind the Iron Curtain just a year after it collapsed, Venglos appointment by Villa chairman Doug Ellis looked like a revolution. Ray Nitschke Jersey. Taking over from Graham Taylor, Venglos was ready and eager to direct the team from the traditional English physical style and apply new methods, starting with a more passing approach, pre-match warm-ups and new diets.Venglos had playmaker David Platt, but many in his squad didnt seem ready to adopt the changes he was making. And with expectations high and the media critical, the coach himself had a hard time adapting.No bitter memories, though.The players were true professionals, Venglos said. I would say there was a mutual respect between us and that kept us moving forward. I think we understood each other. And thats important that the team follows the coach, respects him, and the results follow. The results are key, in any country.At times, it worked, namely in a 2-0 victory at Villa Park over Inter Milan in the UEFA Cup.But victories were not as frequent as anyone wished. Villa ended the season in 17th place, a significant drop from the second-place finish the previous season.Venglos developed high blood pressure during the season and continued to face criticism from the media, finally resigning despite an offer from Ellis to continue. Ron Atkinson replaced him.I learned a lot, said Venglos, who still follows the results of the team. I watch Aston Villa. I feel joy when things go well for the club.---ALEX FERGUSONVenglos said he still remains in touch with other coaches and calls them from time to time. But when it comes to who he admired most, he didnt hesitate to answer: Alex Ferguson.Hes a complex person, Venglos said. He was able to get close even to the best players. He knew how to win support from the fans and the club and brought a new passion to football.Venglos said he would never forget Fergusons gesture when his Aston Villa played Manchester United for the first time.Alex Ferguson came to welcome me and said: `If you need anything, dont hesitate to call me, Im happy to help, Venglos said. It was a sign of real professionalism and attitude to football. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' ' 
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