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GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Phil Mickelson poked fun at Rory McIlroy. Now they get to face off in the Ryder Cup.Mickelson and Keegan Bradley, undefeated as a team two years ago at Medinah, face the European powerhouse of McIlroy and Sergio Garcia in the opening session of fourballs on Friday at Gleneagles.Were looking to hand them their first defeat tomorrow morning, McIlroy said.They will be the anchor match of what should be a fascinating opening session.U.S. captain Tom Watson made sure all three of his rookies were on the course at Gleneagles right away, and two of them are partners 21-year-old Jordan Spieth and 24-year-old Patrick Reed, the youngest pairing in Ryder Cup history.Europe captain Paul McGinley put together four pairings who have never played together in a Ryder Cup. That includes McIlroy and Garcia, who he said have become fast friends over the summer and asked to play together.The fun is only starting now, McGinley said.Mickelson took a playful jab at McIlroy on Wednesday when he said the best part of American unity is the players dont litigate against each other. McIlroy has a court battle against his former management company, and the lawsuit involves Graeme McDowell.McIlroy told Golf Channel on Thursday that he got a couple of jabs back at the gala dinner on Wednesday.I know Phil well and we had a couple of laughs about it, McIlroy said.Mickelson and Bradley went 2-1-1 as partners in the Presidents Cup last year, so they are not unbeatable. And while they faced some of Europes strongest tandems at Medinah including handing Garcia and Luke Donald their first loss in foursomes this might be the toughest yet.Its going to be a difficult match against what we perceive as the strongest team that Europe has, Mickelson said.Watson went with his strength at the top. He chose Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson in the opening match against Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson. Watson and Simpson won both fourballs matches at Medinah, beating both opponents on the 14th hole.Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker will play the second match against Martin Kaymer and Thomas Bjorn, the 43-year-old Dane who is playing in the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2002.Spieth and Reed will face Ian Poulter and Stephen Gallacher in what might be the most compelling match of the morning.I told them today, Im going to throw you in the ocean without a life preserver. Youre on your own. You get out there and you get it done, Watson said.Poulter is the most dynamic Ryder Cup player for Europe, a winner of seven straight matches and coming off a 4-0 record at Medinah. His rookie partner makes the team even more daunting. Gallacher, the only Scottish player at Gleneagles, lives about 35 miles (55 kilometres) away. He received the loudest cheer during the opening ceremony.Absolutely buzzing, Poulter said. Playing with Stevie G, home course, in Scotland, first Ryder Cup. Its going to be amazing. I cant wait to smash it down the middle.Spieth and Reed sounded up for the challenge.I dont think you could have picked out two people that we want to play against more, Spieth said. I feel like our job is to win a point. We can do that with those two guys. Were going to really lower their team morale, I feel like.McGinley sat out two of his rookies Victor Dubuisson of France and Jamie Donaldson of Wales. Also sitting out are Lee Westwood, who has been in every Ryder Cup since 1997, and McDowell.Watson is sitting out Jim Furyk and Matt Kuchar, who are Nos. 4 and 9 in the world. Furyk, however, is 1W-8L-1D in fourballs, with his only victory in 2006 with Tiger Woods as his partner. Also sitting are Hunter Mahan and Zach Johnson, both extremely accurate and perhaps better suited for foursomes in the afternoon.Both captains said their plan was for all 12 players to be on the course by the end of Friday.People are going to say there is real strength at the top, real strength at the bottom, McGinley said. Its really strength all over. I really, really rate this American team. Were going to have to be on if were going to beat them.The Americans have not trailed after the opening session since 2006, though Bubba Watson was not sure a lead was critical not after what happened at Medinah two years ago when Europe staged the greatest comeback away from home.We saw in 2012 that obviously a hot start is not the key, the Masters champ said. Its about finishing. Fake Air Max 97 Uk . Traditional contenders Brazil, Greece and Turkey drew the other three spots to complete the 24-team field for this summers tournament in Spain, basketball governing body FIBA announced Saturday at its meeting in Barcelona. Cheap Air Max 97 Wholesale . Cabrera-Bello shot a 1-over-par 73 and was caught by Webster, who carded 70 at Doha Golf Club for three-round totals of 12-under 204. 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Cheap Air Max 720 Uk .C. - Goodyear has warned teams that increased speeds at Charlotte Motor Speedway will put a heavy emphasis on the right front tires in Saturday nights race a a potentially key development for drivers trying to advance in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.ST. LOUIS -- Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. Louis Cardinals sprayed champagne, showing a wide smile he could not contain. "Its a good feeling," Lynn said the Cardinals clinched their first NL Central title in four seasons with a 7-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs. "Its a good time to have that feeling." Lynn had six strikeouts in a row early, and David Freese and Matt Holliday hit early home runs. St. Louis (95-65) has won six of seven and is tied with Atlanta for the best record in the NL. They are assured of home-field advantage when the NL division series starts Thursday. "I think relentless is probably the term that might sum it up," said second-year manager Mike Matheny, soaked like everybody else on the team. "Its extremely special." The Cardinals have made it to the post-season 11 times the last 18 seasons under the ownership group led by chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. A large group of rookies was mixed in with a veteran core, and they overcame injuries to Chris Carpenter, Jason Motte, Jaime Garcia and Rafael Furcal. "Ill sacrifice any of my clothes, anything for this," DeWitt said. "Its extremely satisfying. Think of the players we had to bring up and some of the great years we had." Adam Wainwright (18-9) was moved up to start Saturday, putting the St. Louis ace on track to start his teams post-season opener against Cincinnati, Pittsburgh or the Los Angeles Dodgers. A near-sellout crowd of 44,030 was on its feet, roaring and clapping in unison the final half-inning, then snapping pictures and applauding while the team celebrated near the mound. After the final out, Cardinals players put on T-shirts that read: "We Own The Central." "Were all embracing this and understanding what weve accomplished," Freese said. "Weve been through so much." The Cubs have lost 12 of 16 and watched an opponent clinch for the third time within a week. The Braves wrapped up the NL East on Sunday at Wrigley Field and the Pirates secured a playoff spot in Chicago the following day. &qquot;Ive already said it," Sveum said.dddddddddddd"You get something out of it." Lynn (15-10) began his strikeout streak with Dioner Navarro to end the first. He fanned seven his first time through the order and allowed just four hits over six innings with nine strikeouts and no walks. Lynn has won consecutive starts after a skid in which he was 0-5 with a 5.44 ERA in eight outings. Cubs leadoff man Starlin Castro had three hits, including a third-inning single that stopped Lynn strikeout streak, Yadier Molina had two hits and three RBIs to set his season best with 78, Jon Jay had two hits and an RBI and leadoff man Matt Carpenter had a single that left him one hit shy of 200. Travis Wood (9-12) gave up three runs and four hits, leaving after just one inning -- when he reached 200 in a season for the first time. "That was a shame," manager Dale Sveum said. "That kind of made you want to throw up, to have two out, nobody on and all of that happen." After Woods running catch in foul territory on Carlos Beltrans foul pop, six batters reached safely with two out: Molina had a two-run double off the left-field wall and Jay extended his hitting streak to 12 with an RBI single. "Thats on me," Wood said. "When you get two outs and you still face all nine, thats on you." Holliday hit his 250th career homer and 21st this season leading off the sixth off Blake Parker. NOTES: Both benches were warned in the sixth after Lynns high fastball struck Navarro on an arm. ... Lynns strikeout run was the Cardinals longest since 2009, when John Smoltz fanned seven Padres in a row in his St. Louis debut. ... Edwin Jackson (8-17, 4.74) is the Cubs starter Saturday. ... Cardinals cleanup man Allen Craig (left mid-foot sprain) was ruled out for the NL division series. ... Wood and Jeff Samardzija are among three NL duos with 200 innings apiece and are the Cubs first since Ryan Dempster and Ted Lilly in 2008. ... Molina is batting .437 against the Cubs (21 for 48) with a team-high 13 RBIs. ... The Cubs are 12-74 when allowing four runs or more. ' ' '

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