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  • 20 Aug
    导出博客文章Gareth Southgate began his tenure as Englands permanent coach with a message to
    his players: Act like elite sportsmen or forget about competing with the worlds
    best.The last time Englands players were on international duty for games against
    Scotland and Spain, Wayne Rooney was pictured looking bleary-eyed at a wedding
    reception at the team hotel while other players reportedly went on a night out
    that involved a 200-mile (320-kilometer) round trip.No rules were broken as the
    players were officially off that night, but there has been criticism of their
    off-field discipline and questions asked about whether they are leading the
    lifestyle of elite athletes.Discipline was high on the agenda for Southgate in
    his first news conference since being given the job on a full-time basis, and
    the new coach said it would be wrong of him to read any riot acts and lay down
    the law.There was a gentle reminder, however, that Englands players need to act
    responsibly and change their off-field culture if the team is to challenge for
    major titles. Englands one and only trophy remains the 1966 World Cup and the
    team has performed poorly in recent tournaments.If we think we are good enough
    to play the best teams in the world and give ourselves a slight handicap on the
    way, good luck with that, said Southgate, showing theres a no-nonsense side to
    one of the supposed nice guys of English soccer.The key is, he added, we want to
    develop an elite team. We want to be a world-class team. Every aspect of our
    training and prep has to work towards that.There is set to be a review of what
    players do in their down-time while on international duty.Fundamental to that,
    Southgate said, is how are we going to be physically at our very best to perform
    at the highest level because in international and top European football in this
    day and age, the physical preparation is key. So there is an opportunity to
    discuss it with the players and see what they want to do.Southgate said Rooney
    will remain as Englands captain even though the Manchester United forward
    started only two of the four games during Southgates spell as interim coach.Its
    obviously not a case that Wayne expects to play every game, Southgate said. Its
    important for me that we develop more leaders in that group.Wayne has played an
    important part for England up to this point. Im sure he will do in the future,
    but we have to develop others.One day into his job as Englands full-time soccer
    coach, Southgate will fully appreciate there is far more to the role than
    training and picking 11 players to go out on the field for matches.Aside from
    the players off-the-field culture, Southgate was quizzed about the sex abuse
    scandal engulfing the English game, including whether his employer -- the
    Football Association -- has a grip on the issue and whether he would encourage
    players to come forward with their own personal experiences.Soccer took a back
    seat, which is something Southgate may have to get used to. It also demonstrated
    the demanding and wide-ranging nature of the role.Im in a position where the
    comments I make, the opinions I have are going to be reported a lot more widely
    and theres a great responsibility that comes with that, Southgate said. Thats
    something Im comfortable with. Its important in this role to show
    leadership.Theres a need to be a good coach, a good teacher ... but leadership
    is fundamental in what we do here.
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    PITTSBURGH -- Ivan Nova used aggression to quash any nervousness about making
    his first start with the Pittsburgh Pirates.Nova pitched seven innings in front
    of his new home fans, Homer Bailey struggled in his second start since having
    Tommy John surgery and the Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 on Saturday
    night.Nova (8-6) was acquired from the New York Yankees on Monday for two
    players to be named and gave up three runs and six hits with five strikeouts and
    no walks. He had spent his entire seven-year career with New York.I did what I
    wanted to do -- be a little bit aggressive in the strike zone, Nova said. I got
    a lot of strikes and got quick outs.Nova pitched more than six innings just
    three times in 15 starts with the Yankees this season.This guys pitched for a
    lot of years, in New York City, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. So, hes done
    some things. Hes just trying to find more consistency and get the opportunity.
    He wants to pitch with an edge and he was able to show that.Starling Marte
    welcomed reliever Josh Smith with a two-run single in the fourth to give the
    Pirates a 5-2 lead. Marte and Josh Harrison each had two hits for Pittsburgh,
    which entered three games out of the second NL wild card.Tony Watson pitched a
    perfect ninth for his second save in three chances since All-Star closer Mark
    Melancon was traded to the Washington Nationals. Watson blew the save Friday
    night but the Pirates rallied for a 3-2 win.It was good to get back out there
    again after what happened last night, Watson said. Its even better that we won
    both games.The Reds Brandon Phillips hit two solo home runs off Nova for the
    13th multihomer game of his 15-year career. The second baseman raised his season
    total to eight but had last homered May 7 and ended a career-long streak of 286
    at-bats without connecting.Phillips is 9 for 15 with six RBI and six runs in his
    last four games.Reds shortstop Zack Cozart extended his hitting streak to 14
    games.Phillips second home run cut the Reds deficit to 5-3 in the seventh. He
    also homered in the second when Tucker Barnhart had an RBI single to put
    Cincinnati ahead 2--1.ddddddddddddThe Pirates scored twice against Bailey (1-1)
    in the third to move in front 3-2. John Jaso was hit by a pitch with the bases
    loaded with two outs and Francisco Cervelli followed with an RBI single.Bailey
    allowed five runs and eight hits in three-plus innings. He struck out four and
    walked one. He was coming off a promising season debut, limiting San Diego to
    two runs and five hits over 5 2/3 innings in a 3-2 win on July 31.There wasnt
    acute pain but I just didnt feel very good, Bailey said. I couldnt finish my
    pitches. I knew before the game it might be a problem but I was hoping to throw
    enough pitches to get us through until we could get the lead to the bullpen.I
    know this is part of recovery process but it doesnt feel good when you cost your
    team the game. The bullpen pitched great but the starter didnt.The Pirates won
    their second game in a row following a 1-5 stretch while the Reds lost
    back-to-back games for the first time since dropping three in a row from July
    8-10. The loss also ended Cincinnatis streak of six consecutive series victories
    since the break.TRAINERS ROOMPirates: 3B David Freese (left elbow discomfort)
    was removed from the game in the seventh inning. ... RF Gregory Polanco (left
    shoulder discomfort) did not start for a third straight game.PITCHING SHUFFLEThe
    Pirates purchased RHP Curtis Partchs contract from Triple-A Indianapolis to take
    the bullpen spot of RHP Arquimedes Caminero, who was traded to the Seattle
    Mariners for a player to be named.Meanwhile, LHP Jeff Locke is moving to the
    bullpen. Manager Clint Hurdle said there is no room for Locke in the rotation
    following the trade for Nova and the activation of RHP Ryan Vogelsong on
    Thursday from the disabled list.UP NEXTReds: RHP Dan Straily (6-6, 3.80 ERA)
    will start Sunday in the finale of the three-game series and try to extend his
    streak of six straight quality starts.Pirates: RHP Gerrit Cole (7-6, 2.73) is
    0-5 with a 5.30 ERA in seven career starts against Cincinnati. ' ' '