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nd second-worst in the Majors, just a game ahead

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LISBON, Portugal -- Real Madrids record 10th European title will be written down as a seemingly convincing 4-1 victory over Atletico Madrid. Glenn Robinson Jersey . In reality, "La Decima" was a lot harder to come by. Atletico was minutes away from its first Champions League title Saturday when Sergio Ramos began Reals comeback by heading in the equalizer in injury time. Real then broke down Atleticos resistance with three goals in the last period of extra time to create an unfairly lopsided score. "Its the most important goal Ive ever scored," Sergio Ramos said of his game-changing strike. "We made history against a great rival. " As Atletico faded, Gareth Bale scored the winning goal with a header in the 110th minute, before Marcelo slotted in the third in the 118th and Cristiano Ronaldo polished off the win with a penalty at the end. "Madrid was better," said Atletico coach Diego Simeone, who lost his temper toward the end after failing to complete a La Liga-Champions League title double. "They were able to get out on the break and that hurt our chances." Diego Godin had put Atletico ahead when his 36th-minute header looped into a Real goal left vacant by captain and veteran goalkeeper Casillas reckless rush out. Atletico -- which had to substitute striker Diego Costa early in the first half -- then simply wore out in extra time as the team failed to follow up on the Spanish league title it secured last weekend. Had Atletico held on for its first European title, Ronaldo and Bale would have shared some of the blame for a series of missed chances in the 90 minutes. Instead, the star forwards added to their storied clubs illustrious history in club footballs most prestigious competition. "Ive learned from past experiences to keep going, to forget about the chances you miss and keep persevering," Bale said. "The celebrations of the crowd meant everything to me." Real coach Carlo Ancelotti also ties the record with three European Cup victories as a coach, after winning in 2003 and 07 with AC Milan. The Italian becomes the fifth coach to win with two different clubs. "The hardest thing was to tie the game because it was so tough for us at that point," Ancelotti said. "They suffocated the space and were doing it so well. The goal gave us strength." Casillas also won his third Champions League title, being the only player remaining from the clubs previous 2000 and 02 victories. After Ramos goal made up for his own mistake, Casillas ran deep into Atleticos half to share a long celebratory hug with Marcelo. Bales decisive goal sparked wilder celebrations, while Ronaldo pulled off his shirt before provoking tempers with a muscle-flexing pose after scoring his penalty -- extending his record for a Champions League season to 17 goals. Atletico coach Diego Simeone -- known for his fiery temper -- came on the pitch for a second time in extra time in the final minutes and confronted Real defender Raphael Varane after he kicked the ball toward the Atletico bench. Simeone had to be restrained by his own staff and was sent to the stands. "Hes a young player with a bright future, hopefully he learns," Simeone said. For pulling off his shirt, Ronaldo earned one of 12 yellow cards shown by referee Bjorn Kuipers of the Netherlands in an often physical match. Ronaldo and Bale were both sent tumbling by tough tackles within three minutes, but it was Atleticos 36-goal forward Costa who had to quit early. Costa hobbled off after just nine minutes, making it clear that the gamble by coach Diego Simeone to put him in the starting lineup had backfired. Costa also exited last weekends 1-1 draw at Barcelona in the Spanish league decider and received a horse placenta treatment on his right hamstring in midweek. Four minutes after Bale wasted Reals best early chance, scooping a left-foot shot wide from 12 metres (yards), Godin made Real pay. Casillas charged from his line when Juanfran lifted a high ball toward the penalty spot, and was stranded when Godin rose to loop a header toward the empty goal. The ball crossed the goal line before the veteran keeper could swipe it away. In a second half of increasingly hectic Real attacks, Ronaldo tested Thibaut Courtois with a curling free kick but was off target with a pair of headers. Bale was guilty of a series of miscued shots with the outside of his left boot, and a handball in the Atletico penalty area that added to Real fans frustrations. Atletico was less than two minutes from the title when its tough defensive line was finally breached by Ramos sixth goal in seven games, including two in the semifinal against defending champion Bayern Munich. Giannis Antetokounmpo Jersey . Orlando is to begin play in the MLS for the 2015 season. Kaka, who currently plays with AC Milan, is expected to be loaned out to his home club Sao Paulo for the upcoming season before joining Orlando for next season. Robin Lopez Jersey .3 seconds remaining, and No. 7 North Carolina held off a resilient No. 25 Virginia team, 54-51, on Saturday. John Henson contributed a double-double with 15 points to go with 11 rebounds for the Tar Heels (25-4, 12-2 ACC), who have won five straight and 10 of 11. https://www.bucksrookiesshop.com/Khris-Middleton-City-Edition-Jersey/ . -- Officials have approved a deal to build a new $672 million stadium for the Atlanta Braves away from the downtown Atlanta area that has traditionally been its home.On opening day at Triple-A Buffalo, the Bisons rotation was made up of Marcus Stroman, lefty Sean Nolin, Kyle Drabek, veteran southpaw Ricky Romero and journeyman right hander Liam Hendriks. Of those five today, only Nolin is still with the "Herd" and he missed a chunk of the season with an injury. Stroman is up with the Blue Jays as a key member of the starting rotation. Drabek was just called up this past weekend to be part of the Jays bullpen after the organization decided he was better suited to relief pitching. Romero is done for the season with a knee injury and Hendriks was part of the trade with the Kansas City Royals that brought Danny Valencia to the Blue Jays. So the Bisons rotation for the final two weeks of International Leage season looks distinctly different and appears to offer the Blue Jays a lot more upside. Nolin is still pitching well. Lefty Daniel Norris has been brilliant in his first two Triple-A starts, striking out a total of 23 batters. Raul Valdes is a 36-year-old southpaw, adding a bit of veteran stability. Then, you have a pair of young right handers whove been more than holding their own in Scott Copeland and Kendall Graveman. Graveman is the one who really caught my eye. On Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies-affiliate Lehigh Valley Pigs, he got a no-decision while pitching seven shutout innings. He struck out four and walked none. The 23-year-old right-hander out of Alexander City, Alabama has had a meteoric rise through the Blue Jays organization, especially considering he was just an eighth-round draft pick in 2013. Graveman, or maybe we should start calling him "the Undertaker," has made four different stops throughout the Blue Jays system this season. He started at Low-A Lansing, then moved up to Dunedin in the High-A Florida State League, where he sppent the bulk of this season. Oscar Robertson Bucks Jersey. Then, it was on to Double-A New Hampshire and finally Buffalo. Youvre got to be pretty impressive to move up that fast. In total, Graveman has pitched 155 innings this season. He has built a 12-6 record with a sparkling 1.68 ERA. Opponents have only managed to hit .223 off of him and he has surrendered only two home runs in total. The Blue Jays playoff hopes are looking iffy at best right now with just 37 games to play, but the pitching future looks encouraging, especially with the likes of Stroman, Sanchez, Hutchison, Norris, Nolin and now maybe Graveman. This may be the best group of young arms, this side of the New York Mets. --- All this talk of pitching brings me to a great bit of research by Woody Paige of the Denver Post. Going back over the archives, Paige discovered that the Rockies had drafted 569 pitchers (414 right-handers) over their 22-year history. Of those numbers, the only arms that had made any significant impact with Colorado were Canadian lefty Jeff Francis, Aaron Cook, Jason Jennings and Jamey Wright. Is it any wonder then, that Colorado has the worst record in the National League and second-worst in the Majors, just a game ahead of Texas? --- The Detroit Tigers have been stumbling around since June 1, compiling a meagre record of 35-34. They are sitting a half-game back of Seattle for that second Wild Card slot in the American. But one reason not to count Detroit out is that hey have 11 of their remaining games left against the Central cellar-dwellers, the Minnesota twins, and they close out the season at home against with seven-straight games against the Chicago White Sox (three) and the Twins (four). The Mariners, on the other hand, play 13 of their final 27 against the two teams ahead of them in the West in the Los Angeles Angels and the Oakland As. ' ' '

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