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    导出博客文章Wales star Leigh Halfpenny insists he has not thought about his playing future beyond this season as he prepares to enter the European Champions Cup arena on Saturday. Portugal Manuel Fernandes World Cup Jersey .Halfpenny will be an integral part of Toulons bid to claim an opening weekend win against European champions Saracens at Stade Mayol, continuing his comeback from a serious knee injury that meant he missed the entire 2015 World Cup.The 27-year-old is out of contract on the Cote dAzur next summer, with speculation rife that the former Cardiff Blues fullback could return to Wales.Since the injury last year, I have just wanted to completely focus on my rugby and not really think about my future at this point in time, Halfpenny said.Obviously, I realise that there will be a time when I have to start thinking about that decision, and I am sure that will start in the next couple of months.But, right now, I can honestly say I havent thought about what my decision is going to be for next season.I am just focusing on trying to get back to full fitness and trying to improve game on game and put in good performances for Toulon.Halfpenny spent nine months on the sidelines after rupturing knee ligaments during Wales final World Cup warm-up game against Italy in September last year.On a dark day for Wales, they also saw scrum-half Rhys Webb carried off injured and ruled out of the tournament, but both players are now back and firing and set to be named in interim head coach Rob Howleys autumn Test squad next week.The injury was a tough period, Halfpenny added. The timing of it just before the World Cup was hugely disappointing. Ive had a few injuries in my career, and it was probably the toughest one Ive ever had in terms of the rehab, and getting back to full fitness has been tough.It was an extremely intense rehab, and the medical and conditioning staff at Toulon and the Welsh Rugby Union were excellent in helping me get back to full fitness.I am just enjoying being back playing -- I missed it so much. The knee is feeling good. I feel that every game I play its getting better and better, so its good to be back. I definitely feel like I am not far away from where I was before the injury.It took a few games to get back into things, but certainly the last couple of games, I feel like I am getting more back into the rhythm of things and to where I was before the injury.Halfpenny returned to action for Toulon in the Top 14 semifinals last June, and he has been a key part of his clubs opening seven games this season.I have missed playing the game, he said. Its great to be back in amongst it, and this weekend against Saracens is another test for us. They are current European champions, so it is going to be a massive challenge.They are a quality outfit, very organised and well-drilled. We have to be at our best on Saturday if we want to get a result. Ever since I have been involved in the Heineken Cup or Champions Cup, there has been that buzz in the build-up to the tournament.For me, it is another step up in intensity. 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BOSTON -- The second contest of the three-game series between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals on Saturday at Fenway park features two of the hottest pitchers in baseball.Royals left-hander Danny Duffy, who has won 10 straight decisions, faces Boston southpaw David Price, who has won his past three starts.Duffy is one win shy of tying Kansas Citys record for consecutive wins held by Rich Gale (1980) and Paul Splittorff (1977-78). He has emerged as a true ace with a record of 11-1 and a league-leading 2.66 ERA this season after starting the season in the bullpen. Duffy made 14 relief appearances before his first start May 15.Duffys latest masterpiece was a 2-1 victory against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. He allowed one run on eight hits in 6 2/3 innings. Now he has to face the best offense in baseball as the Red Sox lead the majors in runs scored and just about every major offensive category.Youre playing against some of the best players in the world and Bostons offense is no pushover, Royals manager Ned Yost said after a 6-3 victory in the series opener Friday. But Dannys been throwing the ball extremely well. We have a lot of confidence in Danny and Danny has a lot of confidence in himself. So it should be a fun matchup.The Royals have won 11 of their past 12 and 16 of their past 19 games to pull within three of the Baltimore Orioles for the second wild card in the American League.The Red Sox have lost three in a row and trail the Toronto Blue Jays by one game for first place in the American League East. Thats why the Red Sox need Price to contiinue to pitch like he has in a few of his recent starts. Portugal Soccer World Cup Jerseys China. The left-hander has been among the leaders in hits allowed all season and is 12-8 with a 4.00 ERA. But he has also been among the American League leaders in strikeouts. He has allowed one run in his past 14 innings over two starts and the last time he took the mound, he shut out the Tampa Bay Rays on two hits over eight innings Monday.He leads the majors with nine starts of at least eight innings.To get that number of innings, youre keeping your club in the game, giving your club a chance to win, pitching coach Carl Willis told the Boston Globe. I know a lot of the numbers arent where he wants them to be, but those (innings) speak to what kind of pitcher he is.Duffy hasnt been the only hot Royals pitcher of late. Although they allowed a ninth-inning run Friday, the Royals bullpen had a streak of 41 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball -- a franchise record.Theyve done a great job, they really have, Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer said after Fridays victory. Especially on a night like tonight to come in there in the sixth, seventh inning and shut the door like they did was huge for us. I think we all like that that streak ended because it was a win and they got rid of the streak, so we dont got to worry about that anymore.Theyve been the backbone of our team, thats whats been the strength of our team. We try to do whatever we can to get leads and hand them off to them. NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys NFL China Cheap Jerseys China China NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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