saved the season last week with a pinch-hit

#1 by Cl11234566 , Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:09 am

Cardiff City have confirmed the signing of Morocco international Marouane Chamakh, subject to international clearance. The deal, which runs until January, reunites Chamakh with former boss Neil Warnock, who managed him at Crystal Palace.Former Arsenal striker Chamakh has been looking for a club since his release from Crystal Palace at the end of last season. The 32-year-old had spent the last three seasons at Selhurst Park but managed only seven goals in 59 Premier League appearances. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. Im so happy to be here and work with the manager again, Chamakh told Cardiffs official website.I worked for him [Warnock] at Crystal Palace before and Im happy and proud to work with him here at Cardiff City FC.Cardiff are a side that should be on top and I think we can improve going forward. Im looking forward to meeting with my new team-mates and getting started. I cant wait to score for my new team.Warnock added: Weve signed Marouane on a short-term deal until January to assess his fitness.Hes a versatile player with pedigree and somebody who impressed me during my time at Crystal Palace.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the British Masters on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: Transfer Centre Latest transfer news Transfer betting Paper Talk Discount Yeezy Store . - No matter the lineup or location, the San Antonio Spurs are rolling through the NBA again this spring, just the way they have for most of the last two decades. Cheap Yeezy Free Shipping .C. -- When Michael Jordan speaks, people still listen. -- Marcus Paige and his North Carolina teammates have endured so many wild swings -- big wins, surprising losses, NCAA drama -- that no one can blame their Hall of Fame coach for wondering whats next. Cheap Yeezy China .Do you have to be that close? Federer snapped at a TV cameraman hovering nearby as he received medical advice after losing a set on Wednesday.For Nadal and Sharapova, the nuisance was coming from the lowly-ranked qualifiers across the net. Fake Yeezy Online . Noah finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in 34 minutes. He was headed for his fourth triple-double of the season, but sat down with about three minutes left because of the lopsided score. Kirk Hinrich scored 19 points for Chicago, going 5 for 6 on 3-pointers, Carlos Boozer added 18 points, D. CLEVELAND -- When their turnaround season hit a dead end in October, long after most expected it to stop, the Indians spent a few minutes reflecting on their six-month thrill ride and what might have been. There wouldnt be any more champagne, but there was plenty to celebrate. "We proved a lot of people wrong," first baseman Nick Swisher said. "Still, it hurts." The pain, though, was only temporary. Following a 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL wild-card game on Wednesday night, there were few tears as the Indians said goodbye to a year none of them will ever forget. They became a close-knit group, bonding under first-year manager Terry Francona, who not only oversaw a 24-win improvement from 2012, but made them believe anything is possible. "All this team really ever needed was a heartbeat," said 42-year-old designated hitter Jason Giambi, "and we kept it all the way down to the end." In returning to the post-season for the first time since 2007, the Indians rekindled their on-again, off-again relationship with Cleveland fans, who had grown distant and disenchanted in recent years mostly because of the teams inability to re-sign Cy Young winners CC Sabathia and Cliff Lee. But although they may not have shown their support at the box office during the regular season, Indians fans were there when it mattered most. Dressed in red, more than 43,000 of them raged for three hours as they urged the Indians, a team that pulled off 11 walk-off wins and won their last 10 games to make the playoffs, to give them one more magical moment. It wasnt to be. "There wasnt one guy that didnt think we werent winning that game in the bottom of the ninth," said All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis. "We didnt come up with the big hit." The Indians blew several scoring chances against Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb., who deserves credit for making pitches when he needed to. But Clevelands failure in the clutch -- one of their strengths during the season -- can at least partially be pinned on Swisher, Kipnis and leadoff hitter Michael Bourn. The trio went a combined 0 for 12 with four strikeouts. Its just one game, but Swishers post-season problems have trailed him from Oakland to Chicago to New York and now to Cleveland. Hes batting .165 in 47 career playoff games. With two runners on in the seventh inning, Swisher, swinging out of his cleats at every pitch to try and hit a game-tying homer, struck out on three pitches from reliever Joel Peralta. The at-bat summed up Swishers night and further exposed one of Clevelands glaaring weaknesses, the lack of a big, run-producing bat in the middle of the lineup.dddddddddddd The Indians didnt have a player with 85 RBIs, and one of general manager Chris Antonettis top priorities in the off-season is to find a slugger. That wont be easy, but Antonetti, who has been aggressive in rebuilding the Indians -- with owner Paul Dolans financial backing -- could get creative with trades perhaps involving closer Chris Perez, catcher Carlos Santana or shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. All three had disappointing 2013 seasons and could be dealt to bolster Clevelands power. Another issue for the Indians to address is their inability to beat quality teams. They were just 14-33 against the playoff teams in both league and 54-17 against teams with under .500 records. "We had a good year, but one thing we did wrong was not play better against teams like the Rays," Bourn said "Thats something well improve on." The starting pitching, a major question mark when the season started, became a strength with Ubaldo Jimenez bouncing back from a 17-loss season to win 13 and lead the Indians staff down the stretch -- 4-0 with a 1.09 ERA in September -- when All-Star Justin Masterson was injured. Jimenez has an $8 million mutual option for next season with a $1 million buyout. If he chooses to venture into free agency, Jimenez could land a monster deal but he appreciated the Indians willingness to stick with him during tough times. "They did everything possible to help me out," he said. "They never gave up on me." Left-hander Scott Kazmir, too, said he would like to return to the Indians, who signed him to a minor league deal in January and got 10 wins on a $1 million investment. Reliever Joe Smith, another possible free agent, has told the Indians he wants to stay. Giambi, who essentially saved the season last week with a pinch-hit, ninth-inning homer to beat Chicago as the Indians were fighting for a wild card, doesnt know what his future holds. Francona has credited Giambi, more than any other player, for Clevelands stunning rebound. Giambi could receive managerial offers after nearly getting Colorados job last year, but he wouldnt mind being a part of this Indians revival. "I had the time of my life, no doubt about it," he said. "Its been fun. Ive enjoyed every minute watching this ballclub grow and being a part of it. We came together. We exceeded everybodys expectations, now guys have a little taste of what its like to go to the playoffs, so hopefully they continue to work hard and keep that push." ' ' '

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