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Lancashire 259 (Jones 106*, Livingstone 56, Bailey 53, Roland-Jones 4-54, Finn 4-71) and 80 for 1 drew with Middlesex 327 (Robson 77, Gubbins 69, Compton 56, Kerrigan 4-80, Jarvis 3-70) and 240 for 8 dec (Malan 87, Simpson 74, Kerrigan 6-86)Scorecard And so it will not be settled - or anything like settled - for another week. A season in which Middlesex have led, Yorkshire have loomed and Somerset have scarcely been mentioned will end with the three counties covered by ten points. The worlds most famous cricket ground and one of the best in the land will together stage the final dramas of this late, late summer. What have we done to deserve this? Clearly, something good.Any thoughts this game might end with a victory for either side were extinguished by the strength of both sides batting and the understandable conservatism of skippers who were content to take five points for the draw. Such a return leaves Middlesex nine points ahead of Yorkshire and ten clear of Somerset.All the points permutations can wait for the back of an envelope and a double espresso. It is enough for the moment to say that if the leaders avoid losing to Yorkshire at Lords and Somerset fail to beat Nottinghamshire at Taunton, Middlesex will be champions and worthy ones. Their evisceration of Yorkshire on the last day at Scarborough proclaimed their quality. But the destination of the pennant far from settled.The cricket on this final day of the season at Old Trafford was only briefly exciting but always absorbing. Some shots, some moments will be remembered fondly by spectators watching their final first-class overs of the year. Dawid Malan and John Simpson batted with great certainty throughout the morning and had extended their partnership to 151 when Malan played a half-hearted cut at Simon Kerrigan and was caught by Jos Buttler for 87.That wicket was the prelude to three more in five overs as Middlesex established a lead of 308 before declaring. Simpson was the last of these but he had made a fine 74 before he swayed like a drunk avoiding a bicycle and lost his leg stump to Luke Procter. Kerrigan finished the innings with 6 for 86 - and ten in the match - which is something to encourage him before Lancashires final game at Edgbaston next week.Indeed, this was the first morning of autumnal haze at Old Trafford. It was burned off quite quickly, of course, but there was still a September note of gentle closure. And very briefly, we wondered if the finale to the season was to be accompanied with drums and yells as Lancashire responded to the stern challenge of scoring 309 in 44 overs by opening with Buttler.Three fours and a scooped six heightened the frisson of excitement but a leading edge off Steven Finn looped a dolly to Nick Compton at cover and Buttler was gone for 26. Hameed replaced him and Lancashires dash for victory was run. Spectators settled into their last cricket of the summer and some of them will have stored images away as one might with sustenance for the winter.The game ended with Hameed tucking Rayner to long leg and scampering two runs. It was only right that he should score the last first-class runs on the ground this season. The match ended with handshakes at half past four in the poignant elegies of departure. There is a week to go but Lancashire are 14 points clear of Hampshire near the bottom of Division One. Should they secure a draw against Warwickshire next week, they have as great a chance of staying up as the new hotel does. Given their recent record and the youth of their side, they will class survival as something of an achievement.For we are at the stage of the season when accomplishment comes in many guises. Middlesex, Yorkshire and Somerset will be happy with only the title; Lancashire Warwickshire and Hampshire must hope to retain their status although Ian Bells team will want to preface that subdued success by lifting the Royal London Cup. We have eight days left in the season and some fine hurrahs before the drawing down of blinds. JJ Redick Clippers Jersey . Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz were sent to Toronto on Saturday as the Maple Leafs traded defenceman Jesse Blacker and draft picks to the Anaheim Ducks. Raymond Felton Jersey . PAUL, Minn. .Y. - Jerome Samson scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the St. Luc Mbah a Moute Jersey . What general manager Dave Nonis called "short and productive" negotiations ended with Kessel signing a US$64-million, eight-year contract on Tuesday. Wesley Johnson Clippers Jersey . Robredo, ranked No. 16, bounced back from an upset loss to Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the Royal Guard Open in Chile last week to down Carreno Busta in 1 hour, 25 minutes. On a day filled mostly with qualifying matches, fifth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain also entered the second with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win over Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, while Guido Pella of Argentina defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-4 to advance. This shouldnt come as a shock, considering his former line of work, but it usually doesnt take Phil Brooks long to make an impression.Take UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, for example. He first met Brooks, better known as former pro wrestler CM Punk, in January 2015, and thanks to pure coincidence, the two joined Roufusport martial arts academy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, around the same time.Punk, 37, was brand new to the sport at that point, signing with the UFC the previous month despite having no experience. Woodley was a veteran who, as it would turn out, was just 18 months away from winning a UFC title.Unlike some of his peers, Woodley never took issue with Punks fast track to the UFC. He wasnt necessarily a fan either. He was indifferent to Punks story at first, but quickly came to respect him, even learn from him.One of the first conversations we had, we were talking about the WWE, and he told this story about early in his career, a guy came down from the big circuit and asked if anyone knew how to ride a motorcycle, Woodley said. Everyone in the room started answering, No, no, no. Punk stood up and said, I can ride a bike. The guy said, Cool, were pulling you up for this show. After he left, everybody was like, Man, youre so lucky. If only I knew how to ride a bike, and Punk said, I dont know how to ride a bike, but Ill learn between now and then.He was telling this story like it was funny or a joke, but it was inspiring to me. Just that mindset: You dont have to have it all figured out.It has taken longer than some originally expected, but that same mindset has carried Punk to his Octagon debut against Mickey Gall (2-0) at UFC 203 on Saturday inside Clevelands Quicken Loans Arena.The impression Punk will ultimately have on MMA might take longer than the one he made on Woodley, Then again, maybe not. Perhaps Saturday will mark the start and finish of Punks career, or maybe hell fight into his 40s. Its hard to say.A celebrity with no experience making his MMA debut in the sports top promotion, against a 24-year-old opponent who was hand-picked during an internet mini-series -- theres no precedent for something like this.At the very least, one would assume theres pressure on Punk to look respectable Saturday. Many view him as a privileged star who has been gifted an opportunity he doesnt deserve. Punk is not a fighter but has been afforded the luxury of the UFCs promotional muscle. Hes taking attention away from the real athletes in Cleveland, and probably earning more than them. Those who see it thhis way want Punk to lose, badly -- enough that hell never venture close to a cage again.ddddddddddddPunk and his team claim hes not feeling that pressure though. As trite as it sounds, he just wanted to get in a fight, and it isnt more complicated than that. Placing it under a spotlight only made sense, but its not the main reason behind it.Punk gets hounded by people, but theyre not seeing it from his perspective, UFC lightweight and Roufusport teammate Erik Koch?said. Punk never asked to fight in the UFC. He said, Hey, this is something Id like to try, and when Dana White heard that, he jumped all over it. Punk said, Id feel like a jackass if I turned this opportunity down. People kill for this opportunity.I think a lot of people are under the impression theres this pressure on Punk, and in a way there is, but hes doing this to have fun. Hes doing it because at the end of his life, he wants to look back and say, Hey, I did that s---.In the last year, Punk uprooted his life from Chicago to Milwaukee to eliminate the daily drive to practice. At the peak intensity of his training, he was in the gym three times per day.He has been a teammate to former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis during a championship fight week. Earlier this year, Punk and Koch went to a movie theater in Milwaukee while Koch was in the process of dropping weight. Instead of popcorn, Koch brought what he thought were hard-boiled eggs as a snack, but mistakenly grabbed raw ones. When he cracked an egg all over himself in the theater, Punk nearly died laughing. In recent months, Punk has gone through the process of trimming weight himself.In the fight itself, anything can happen, and although he has hinted at fighting beyond Saturday, nothing is guaranteed. After UFC 203, though, Punk will have experienced the life of a professional fighter. In that sense, hes already comfortable with the outcome.I dont think it was ever questioned whether physically I could handle the training camp, Punk said. I think mentally was the question, but now we all know.[Regarding naysayers], if I set foot in the Octagon, Ive already won. Im doing something that a lot of people thought I couldnt do. At the end of the day, I dont want to walk in there and lose. I want to show up. I want to beat Mickey. Theres so many different variables, everything has to line up on that one perfect day, you know, and Im looking to that on [Saturday]. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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