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BRISBANE, Australia - The two Koreas had contrasting fortunes but matching rainy weat
BRISBANE, Australia - The two Koreas had contrasting fortunes but matching rainy weather in their opening games at the Asian Cup on Saturday. Cavaliers Jerseys .South Korea beat Oman 1-0 through Cho Yong-cheols goal in first-half stoppage time, with drizzle first falling in the national capital of Canberra.Two hours later in Sydney, with the rain coming down heavily for most of the match, Igor Sergeevs 62nd-minute header helped Uzbekistan to a 1-0 win over North Korea.It was being billed as Super Saturday at the 16-team tournament, the second day of competition following Australias opening 4-1 win over Kuwait on Friday.China made it two out of three for east Asian countries with a 1-0 upset win over Saudi Arabia later Saturday.China failed to make it out of the group stage in the last two Asian Cup tournaments, but Yu Hais goal in the 81st minute gave the Chinese three points.Saudi Arabia went into the match without its captain and star forward Nassir Al Shamrani, who was ruled out of the Asian Cup with an abdominal injury earlier in the day.South Korea joined Australia on three points in Group A, sitting behind the Socceroos on goal difference.At Canberra, both teams had scoring opportunities in the first half. South Koreas Son Heung-min hit the top of the crossbar with a looping shot after seven minutes, while Qasim Said and Abdulaziz Al-Maqbali failed to capitalize on counter-attacking chances for Oman.The only goal of the match came when ex-Premier League goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi parried a Koo Ja-cheol shot and Cho poked the rebound home.I prefer to start a tournament like today in a tough game and learn from our mistakes ... compared to winning 5-0 and everyone saying that you will win the Cup, South Korea coach Uli Stielike said. In the second half, we did things very much calmer and cooler and our game was much better.Omans next match is against Australia in Sydney on Tuesday, when South Korea takes on Kuwait in Canberra.On Sunday in Group C matches, the United Arab Emirates plays Qatar at Canberra and Iran takes on Bahrain at Melbourne. Kevin Love Jersey .A caravan greeted the former Boston Red Sox pitcher at the airport and took him to a public park in Santo Domingo, where a crowd lined a 19-mile stretch of highway to catch a glimpse of him.Once at the park, Martinez went on stage accompanied by players David Ortiz and Robinson Cano as merengue music played and fireworks lit up the sky. Brad Daugherty Jersey . Long snapper Patrick Mannelly announced Friday that he is retiring after a 16-year-career with the Bears, a span in which he played in a team record 245 games and snapped the ball 2,282 times. http://www.authenticcavaliersauthority.c...ersey-c-9/ . Johns IceCaps erased an early two-goal deficit to come from behind and defeat the host Portland Pirates 5-4 on Saturday in American Hockey League action. MINNEAPOLIS -- There was no celebrating in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse after their latest victory. No need for goggles or champagne just yet. The Tigers are back in the playoffs for a third straight season, but they have their eyes on a bigger prize. And they wont be partying until that AL Central championship is back in their hands again. Doug Fister struck out seven and the Tigers homered three times in the fourth inning to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Victor Martinez and Omar Infante went back-to-back and Austin Jackson hit a two-run homer later in the fourth to put the Tigers in front. Fister (14-9) gave up two runs and eight hits in 6 1-3 innings to help Detroit secure at least an AL wild card. "I guess its OK," manager Jim Leyland said with a shrug. "Were not celebrating because we havent done what we want to do." Cleveland rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth inning to prevent the Tigers from clinching their third straight division title. One more Tigers win or Indians loss will lock it up for Detroit. Scott Diamond (6-12) gave up four runs on nine hits in 6 1-3 innings, and Ryan Doumit homered for the Twins. The Tigers entered needing a victory and a loss by the Indians to win the division. For a moment, it looked as though this was going to be Detroits night when the White Sox homered twice in the top of the ninth to take a 4-3 lead over the Indians. But Jason Giambi hit a game-winning homer in the bottom of the inning to keep the Indians alive in the division race. "At this point, were going to do it ourselves," Fister said. "We dont like relying on anybody. We want to play our best baseball and earn it ourselves." The Tigers, swept by the San Francisco Giants in the World Series last season, would like to clinch as soon as possible to allow them to give star slugger Miguel Cabrera a few days off to rest a sore groin. Cabrera sat out Sunday, but has gutted through the first two games at Target Field to try to put this division race away. Hee went 0 for 4 and could barely make it down the first base line on his two groundouts, but the rest of the Tigers lineup came up with just enough muscle in support of their ailing cleanup hitter. Jeff Green Cavaliers Jersey. Leyland said before the game that his loaded lineup needed to start putting up big run totals on a more consistent basis as October looms. Hes watched his powerful lineup follow up big nights at the plate with underwhelming performances this season. "We need to score more runs," he said. "Plain and simple." They didnt get off to a good start when they failed to score after loading the bases with no outs in the second inning against Diamond. But the Tigers finally got to the Canadian lefty in the fourth when Martinez led off with a liner into the left-field seats. Infante followed with a solo shot of his own and Jackson launched his 12th homer into the left-centre bullpen for a 4-1 lead. "Everything kind of just comes in clumps for me," Diamond said. "Thats just the way its been this season. Ive been consistently bad for one inning." After taking a 3-0 advantage into the eighth inning Monday night and eventually losing 4-3 in 11, the Tigers didnt let this one get away. Fister gave up a solo homer to Doumit in the seventh to make it 4-2. But Drew Smyly, Al Alburquerque and Bruce Rondon, who pitched for the first time since Sept. 2 because of an elbow injury, got the ball to Joaquin Benoit, who picked up his 23rd save in 24 chances. Jackson and Torii Hunter each had three hits, and Rondon struck out the side in the eighth. "The goggles will have to wait," Hunter said with a wry grin. "Well just see what happens." NOTES: Tigers LHP Phil Coke returned to Detroit to have an MRI on his ailing left elbow. Leyland said Coke felt more tightness in his elbow in the morning. ... Martinezs homer extended his hitting streak to 11 games. ... Chris Parmelee had three hits for the Twins. ... 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