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scored and Aston Villa of the English Premier League defeated the Portland
Timbers 5-4 on penalty kicks in a Tuesday night friendly. After both teams made
their first four kicks, Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan stopped Bright Dikes
kick for Portland. That set up a chance to win for Carruthers, who connected in
the top left corner. Regulation ended in a 2-2 draw after the Timbers came alive
in the final 15 minutes. Portlands Sebastian Rincon scored off a corner from
Franck Songoo to tie the score at 1-1 in the 76th minute. Just a few minutes
later, Matthew Lowton scored for Aston Villa by heading in a corner kick.
However, Rodney Wallace drilled a nifty left-footed goal from the top of the box
in the 81st minute to tie it up again for Portland and send the game to penalty
kicks. Aston Villa controlled the first half, getting a goal in the 41st minute
off a header from Ciaran Clark and having another disallowed when Stephen
Ireland was called offside. The Timbers have been a dramatically different team
at raucous Jeld-Wen Field, where they are 5-3-2 this season, than on the road,
where they are 0-8-2. Aston Villa was completing a three-game preseason tour of
America, having defeated the Philadelphia Union 1-0 on July 18 and the Chicago
Fire 1-0 on Saturday. Aston Villa will look to rebound from a disappointing
16th-place Premier League finish last year when it kicks off the season Aug. 18
against West Ham. Portland has played exhibitions with several Premier League
teams in recent years, including Sunderland, Burnley and Manchester City. Last
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DeSoto Parish Chief Deputy Coroner Billy Locke said Woolridge died while under
hospice care for a chronic heart condition. The 6-foot-9 Woolridge was the sixth
overall pick by the Chicago Bulls in 1981 after starring at Notre Dame in
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. The 20-year-old winger now has seven goals and 22 points in 17 games, which is
good for third in team scoring. Keegan Lowe and David Musil also scored for the
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finally showed why the Green Bay Packers believed he could be Aaron Rodgers
primary backup. Chuck Foreman Jersey . PAUL, Minn.ARLINGTON,
Texas—Justin Grimm kept telling himself to go out and just make pitches in
his major league debut for the Texas Rangers. Even though he had never pitched
above the Double-A level, the right-hander kept the mindset that it was just a
game with a better defence and offence on his side. Particularly with those
Rangers bats. Nelson Cruz hit a towering three-run homer the pitch after
Adrian Beltres two-run single and the Rangers went on to an 8-3 victory over the
Houston Astros on Saturday night. “Im more than certain he was dealing with a
lot of butterflies that first inning, but he settled down,” manager Ron
Washington said. “He didnt lose his poise, executed his pitches. Thats really
the gist of what he did.” After giving up a two-out solo homer to Jed Lowrie in
the first, Grimm struck out five consecutive batters. Though the 23-year-old
Grimm had joined the Rangers two days earlier, his contract was purchased from
Double-A Frisco before the game. It didnt take long for him to settle in on the
mound. “Probably after that first inning. That was the hardest inning Ive thrown
in my whole career,” Grimm said. “The first couple of pitches, I couldnt tell
you where they were going in the zone. ... I just told myself to go out there
and make the same pitches.” Rookie Lucas Harrell (6-5) held Texas scoreless
until those consecutive one-out pitches in the sixth, right after a botched
rundown loaded the bases instead of getting out the lead runner. Grimm allowed
six hits and three runs over six innings. The fifth-round draft pick from two
years ago struck out seven without a walk. “He threw well. He was aggressive and
he was around the zone, especially for a kid making his debut,” Astros first
baseman Brett Wallace said. “Usually they have some nerves. But he got out of
jams.” Still, when Grimm threw the last of his 88 pitches, he walked off the
mound trailing 3-0. Craig Gentry and Ian Kinsler had consecutive singles to
start the bottom of the sixth. They advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Elvis Andrus
before a big defensive miscue. Harrell snagged Michael Youngs comebacker and had
Gentry caught up between third base and home. After the throw to Chris Johnson
pursing the runner, the third basemans toss to catcher Chris Snyder was dropped
and allowed Gentry to safely scamper back to third. “I thought Luke did a good
job getting the ball back. Chris Johnson gave the ball up because the guy was
more than halfway home,” manager Brad Mills said. “When youre having a tough
tiime getting some runs, theres not much margin for error. Adrian Peterson Youth Jersey. ” Beltre
followed by grounding a single through the left side of the infield to cut the
deficit to 3-2. Cruz then hit his ninth homer, a 431-foot shot that landed deep
in the Astros bullpen in left-centre field. “It was an awesome experience,”
Grimm said. “I threw my hands in the air and screamed.” Grimm was pitching in
place of Alexi Ogando, who will be out four to six weeks after he strained his
right groin running out a bunt single in San Francisco last Sunday. Ogando had
thrown three perfect innings in his first start of the season while filling in
for Derek Holland, who was already on the disabled list with shoulder fatigue.
With an off day Thursday, the Rangers havent said what they will do when that
spot in the rotation comes up again at the end of next week. They could skip the
spot, have Grimm make another start or three-time All-Star Roy Oswalt—
scheduled to make his fourth minor league start Sunday since signing with Texas
last month—could be ready to join the Rangers by then. “We havent had a
chance to make that decision yet,” Washington said. “(Grimm) did what he had to
do, kept us in the ball game. ... Because he performed, hes in consideration.”
Harrell allowed five runs and seven hits over 5 1-3 innings. He had won his
previous two starts, games the Astros won 9-8 and 11-9. Texas clinched the
Silver Boot Trophy for the sixth year in a row, having won four of five games
this season before the series finale between the Lone Star State rivals Sunday
afternoon. They will be division rivals next year when the Astros switch from
the National League Central to the American League West. Houston led 3-0 in the
fifth after Brian Bogusevic had a leadoff double and scored on Justin Maxwells
double before Jordan Schafers RBI single. Lowries 13 homers are the most among
major league shortstops. Before their outburst in the sixth, the second night in
the row the Rangers had a five-run inning against Houston, only one runner had
even reached second base against Harrell. NOTES: LHP Dallas Keuchel will make
his major league debut Sunday for the Astros. They will have to make a roster
move before Sundays game to add Keuchel, who starts in place of RHP Bud Norris
(sprained left knee). ... The Astros said after the game that 1B Carlos Lee
(strained left hamstring) will be reinstated from the DL on Sunday. Wallace will
be sent down to Triple-A Oklahoma City. ... Young matched the Rangers career
record with his 66th sacrifice fly in the seventh. ’ ’ ’ 

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