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Nov 9, 2012 9:10pm
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FORT WORTH, Texas—Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton visited doctors for
Major League Baseball and the players association this week in New York
following his admitted relapse with alcohol. Maurkice Pouncey Jersey . General manager Jon
Daniels said Tuesday night that Hamilton was accompanied by Shayne Kelley, the
teams newly hired major league staff assistant whose job includes being in a
support role for Hamilton. The meetings with doctors were Monday, a week after
Hamilton said he had “three or four” drinks during dinner in Dallas and then had
more drinks later that evening. The recovering drug addict publicly apologized
Friday without taking questions about what happened, saying he had a “weak
moment” that stemmed from “personal reasons” involving a family member. Daniels
said it was “unlikely” that the Rangers would discipline Hamilton, and that the
team would defer to MLBs handling of the situation. He said he had no indication
of what would happen. “Given whats happened in the past, at this point its at
their discretion,” Daniels said before his appearance at a stop on the teams
winter caravan. “I think its kind of based on what the doctors find, and what
they recommend, whether they feel like this was something bigger.” Daniels said
he had not gotten a report from the doctors that Hamilton had also counselled
with in the past. Hamilton said he took no drugs, and never thought of doing so
last week. He has had several drug tests since then as part of his regular
mandated routine. When asked what was next for Hamilton, Daniels said the
outfielder worked out at Rangers Ballpark earlier Tuesday. “Hes getting ready
for the season,” Daniels said. But the Rangers last week put on hold talks about
a contract extension for Hamilton, who can be a free agent after the upcoming
season. After being the No. 1 overall draft pick by Tampa Bay in 1999, Hamilton
got involved in drugs and alcohol. He missed the entire 2003, 2004 and 2005
seasons and served several suspensions. He didnt make his major league debut
until 2007 with Cincinnati, and was traded after that season to Texas, where he
has become one of the best players in baseball for the team that won the last
two American League pennants. He was the AL MVP in 2010. Kelley takes over in a
support role for Hamilton that had been held by Johnny Narron, who left after
last season to become hitting coach in Milwaukee. The Rangers announced last
month that Hamiltons father-in-law had been hired as a staff special assistant,
but Michael Dean Chadwick later decided against accepting that position because
of “family considerations.” Kelley was a minor league strength and conditioning
coach for the Kansas City Royals from 1999-2001. He has been an assistant coach
at the University of Alabama, Samford and Jacksonville State. He was also a team
chaplain while at Alabama, his alma mater. Though Hamilton had no previous
affiliation with Kelley, he was recommended by both the players agent, Mike
Moye, and Chuck Morgan, the teams senior vice-president for ballpark
entertainment. Morgans son went to Alabama. “He will be able to support the
staff in a number of different ways,” Daniels said. “The role is there primarily
because of Josh but there will be additional day-to-day duties,” including
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. When the six-foot-three, 265-pound defensive end began his senior season at
Western Kentucky last fall, it was with the knowledge he might be playing
football for the last time. Troy Polamalu Womens Jersey . —For years,
the children Jerry Sandusky had preyed upon kept quiet about what the former
Penn State assistant football coach did to them in echoing shower stalls, empty
hotel rooms and the muffled confines of his basement bedroom. Jason Worilds Jersey . The Avs were in the
thick of the playoff chase until late in the season, but dropped six of their
final seven games to fade out of the picture. Still, Colorado improved by 20
points from a season ago, when the team had the second-to-worst record in the
NHL.FOXBOROUGH, Mass. —The latest step forward for Toronto FC could have come
at a significant cost. Luis Silva scored in the eighth minute to push Toronto to
a second consecutive victory with a 1-0 win at New England on Saturday night,
but influential striker Danny Koevermans departed in the first half with an
apparent left knee injury. Koevermans suffered the injury as he chased after a
ball on the right side of the penalty area and took a challenge from A.J. Soares
in the 37th minute. The prolific Dutch striker immediately clutched his left
knee as he fell to the ground and soon made his way off the field on a
stretcher. TFC did not issue an update on Koevermans condition after the match,
but he left Gillette Stadium on crutches with his left leg immobilized. “I fear
the worst for Danny,” TFC coach Paul Mariner said. “Ive got my fingers crossed,
but I spoke to the doctor from New England, who I have the highest regard for,
and it doesnt sound too good.” Koevermans, who has nine goals this season,
provided yet another reminder of the hole he would leave up front should he miss
extended time by playing a crucial role in the only goal of the match. TFC
exploited the uncertainty in the New England defence caused when centre back
Stephen McCarthy left the field with concussion-like symptoms iin the sixth
minute after a clash of heads with Toronto striker Ryan Johnson. James Harrison Womens Jersey. TFC midfielder
Reggie Lambe sliced into the middle of the field and supplied Silva in space on
the edge of the penalty area. Silva played a quick one-two with Koevermans
before slotting home his second goal in as many games. “I gave it to him, kept
my run going and got a nice little pass back,” Silva said. “I took a touch and
just put it away from the keeper.” From that point on, Toronto spent most of its
time soaking up pressure and trying to hit the Revolution on the counter.
Johnson and Silva squandered second-half opportunities in a bid to punish the
Revolution for committing numbers into the attack, but TFC dedicated most of its
efforts to keeping a tight shape and preventing the Revolution from claiming an
equalizer. Toronto goalkeeper Milos Kocic ensured he and his resolute teammates
would leave Gillette Stadium with all three points by denying Benny Feilhaber at
the near post in the 64th minute and pushing away a Jerry Bengtson header six
minutes before the end. “New England were pressing and pressing us,” Mariner
said. “They had some chances. The keeper made a couple of great saves for us.
But, having said that, we could have had more goals on the break.” ’ ’ ’ 

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