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TORONTO -- Josh Donaldson is heading to the All-Star Game in San Diego but doesnt want to take part in the Home Run Derby.He and the Blue Jays showed just what fans at Petco Park will be missing with a derby of their own Tuesday night.Donaldson hit two solo home runs, Troy Tulowitzki had a three-run blast and Toronto connected four times to beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3.Fresh off being named an AL All-Star reserve, Donaldson went 3 for 4 and scored four runs while the Blue Jays won their fourth straight.Im happy I made the All-Star team, Donaldson said. Im happy for the guys who are the starters and Im glad to be a part of the whole scene.Donaldson has scored 77 runs, a franchise record for runs before the All-Star break. Carlos Delgado had 76 in 2003.All four Toronto homers came off Royals right-hander Chris Young, who matched Runelvys Hernandezs team record by allowing at least one home run in 13 consecutive starts. Hernandez did it from October 2005 to August 2006.Young (2-8) has surrendered a major league-worst 26 home runs this season.Torontos R.A. Dickey (6-9) allowed two runs, none earned, and four hits in seven innings to win for the first time in nine home starts this season. The knuckleballer came in 0-6 with a 5.14 ERA at home.On a humid evening with a light breeze, Dickey said conditions were ideal for his dancing pitch.I had a good release point for it, I was changing speeds with it and it was in the strike zone, Dickey said. I was filling up the strike zone the first few innings.Royals manager Ned Yost said Dickeys knuckleball was as good as weve ever seen it.Kansas City lost for the fourth time in five games and dropped to 16-29 on the road.Donaldson connected in the first inning and went back-to-back with Ezequiel Carrera in the third. It marked the eighth multihomer game of Donaldsons career and the fifth time this season the Blue Jays have hit consecutive homers.Three batters later, Tulowitzki chased Young with his seventh homer in 15 games since returning from the disabled list.It was the 34th time in team history that the Blue Jays have hit three home runs in an inning. They last did it May 7, 2014, against Philadelphia.Fellow All-Star Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and an RBI, raising his ML-leading total to 77.Up and down the lineup, everybody is doing a good job, manager John Gibbons said.Young allowed six runs and seven hits in 2 1/3 innings. Winless in nine starts, Young described his season as beyond frustrating.My body feels good, its just the results havent been there, he said. Its a frustrating feeling. I feel like Ive let the team down and its horrible.Kansas Citys Cheslor Cuthbert hit a two run homer off Dickey and finished with three RBI.STARRING ROLESRoyals 1B Eric Hosmer and C Salvador Perez will start the All-Star Game for the AL. RHPs Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera were selected to the pitching staff but Davis (forearm) will miss the game because of injury. Torontos selections include Donaldson, Encarnacion and RHP Marco Estrada. OF Michael Saunders is one of five candidates for the Final Vote competition.DAMAGE CONTROLTwenty of the 26 home runs hit off Young have been solo shots.TRAINERS ROOMRoyals: Davis was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 1. The Royals selected RHP Brooks Pounders from Triple-A Omaha and designated LHP Tyler Olson for assignment.Blue Jays: OF Jose Bautista (turf toe) is no longer wearing a walking boot. Thats progress, as long as he doesnt stub it, joked manager John Gibbons. There is no timetable for Bautistas return. ... Estrada (back) is feeling better but could be get one or two extra days of rest before his next start. RHP Drew Hutchison would like start for Toronto if Estrada cannot pitch Thursday against Detroit.UP NEXTRoyals: RHP Ian Kennedy (6-7, 4.04) starts Wednesdays series finale. Kennedy has allowed 20 home runs, including one in each of his past six starts.Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman (6-4, 5.08) allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings against Cleveland in his most recent start after allowing 38 earned runs in his previous eight outings.Hydro Flask Wholesale . Booth picked up 65 caps after making her national team debut in 2002 at the age of 17. She most recently played for Sky Blue FC of the National Womens Soccer League. "It just felt like it was my time to move on," she said in a phone interview from her hometown of Burlington, Ont. Hydro Flask 40 Oz Cyber Monday .Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Kevin Porter and defenceman Chad Ruhwedel from the minors as part of a five-player roster shuffle made by the NHLs worst team. http://www.waterbottlecybermonday.com/ .C. -- Al Jefferson joked that he feels he can score from anywhere on the court. Hydro Flask Cyber Monday Sale . Tuesdays surgery at Atlantas Piedmont Hospital was performed by Dr. Xavier Duralde and Hawks team physician Dr. Michael Bernot. Hydro Flask 40 Oz Black Friday . On Saturday night, the normally free throw-challenged centre did just that. Howard scored 18 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, including 13 of 19 free throws in a 2 1/2-minute stretch, and the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 122-111.Scattered thinly across South Africa is a clandestine group that dare not speak its name, made up of malcontents, cheroot-smokers, conspiracy theorists and flat-earthers. I write of the Colin Ingram Appreciation Society, or CAS for short.Here is a clan that goes about the serious and not-so-serious business of appreciation far from prying eyes, a world of prompts, winks and secret handshakes. Wherever Ingram takes to the crease, the society is in full session: runs are counted carefully, boundaries celebrated with high-fives. Every innings is deconstructed breathlessly. WhatsApp messages, frequently adjectivally heavy, detail his every move.Ingram once appeared to be of the manner born. His father - remarkably, this is true - was a Protea farmer in the mountains and kloofs north-west of Port Elizabeth, so Ingram had portent-filled beginnings. He was educated at Woodridge High, which also produced Mark Rushmere, another neglected soul. Once out of school, Ingram hauled himself off, of all places, to the fledgling academy in Bloemfontein, to better to understand himself and his game.Seldom can a crisper hitter of a cricket ball have graced the domestic scene, yet Ingram has precious little to show for it. His 31 ODIs came with three catch-your-eye centuries (one against Zimbabwe, two against Pakistan) but at an average of not much above 30 - meagre rewards for a batsman of his apparent class.Detractors say he didnt have enough of the right stuff, while members of CAS murmur wistfully that he was never given his due. Without anyone really noticing, players cut from similar cloth, like David Miller and Rilee Rossouw, nudged in front and Ingram was left to rue chances not taken. He signed a three-year Kolpak deal with Glamorgan in 2014, so his easy joys are now confined to playing for the Eastern Cape-based Warriors, whom he captains loyally and with unrecognised intelligence.Ingram is possibly more of a representative figure than folk realise. Once was a time when the Eastern Cape and Border produced proper cricketers. These two provinces never had the playing stocks of, say, a Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal or Western Province, but Justin Kemp, Makhaya Ntini, Daryll Cullinan, Mark Boucher, Pieter Strydom, Monde Zondeki and Johan Botha all came from there or thereabouts, beneficiaries of a good system with good coaches and a long tradition players were eager to honour. Kepler Wessels, returning from his flirt with Australia in the late 1980s, dragged the then Eastern Province by sheer force of will to the Currie Cup title, and ten years later they were still a force to be reckoned with. Sensing opportunity, Richard Pybus took Border to two first-class fiinals in the late 1990s.dddddddddddd A visit to Buffalo Park, with Boucher pouring all manner of filth into your ear, and Vasbert Drakes and Ntini gunning for you at the other end, was a prospect relished by only the very best.Nowadays Warriors (an amalgamation of Border and Eastern Province) muddle along gamely without really troubling anyone. Hand in hand with their eclipse has been the decline of player stocks and the slow sinking of schools. Once Grey High (Port Elizabeth), Queens College (Queenstown) or Selborne (East London) steamrollered much in their path. No more. Too much administrative fiddling, too much administrative corruption (featuring black and white) and too much insecurity means that the economically depressed region ploughs on rather than thrives. A neighbouring associate union, Kei, has been dissolved entirely, while just last week Jesse Chellan, resigned after 17 months as chief executive officer of Eastern Province. The franchise appears to be financially stable, but this doesnt mean that theres a trustworthy hand on the tiller or any particular direction in which to head. Perhaps the most graphic illustration of the regions decline comes in the form of Botha, three years older than Ingram but part of the same feisty generation. Botha, lest we forget, captained South Africa to a 4-1 ODI series victory over Australia in early 2009, taking over from the injured Graeme Smith, who returned home after the Test series because of a fractured elbow. For a year or three he was a shoo-in for the ODI side, Corrie van Zyl, the temporary coach, using him cleverly at the 2011 World Cup. Soon afterwards, though, Bothas charms began to fade, his decline a perfect metaphor for the descent into mediocrity of the region from which he comes.As for Ingram, he turned 31 a week ago, and his best years might lie ahead. Last year he only played five first-class matches for Warriors, scoring 214 runs at 26.75, but the season before that he scored 852 runs in ten matches at 53.25. In what remains an astounding example of cognitive dissonance, his claims were hardly discussed. He has effectively become South African crickets invisible man. With everyone bemoaning the current talent exodus, mainly for New Zealand, no one is asking why players like Ingram and Botha were allowed to drift away because important people at national level were simply too lazy to care.Then again, CAS continue to hold monthly meetings. They plot, they scheme. With the righteous indignation of true believers, they know that their day will come.Cheap Jerseys [url=http://www.cheapauthenticns

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