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  • Jan 21
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N. [b]Khalil Mack Jersey[/b] .J. -- After getting permission from his 7-year-old daughter, New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl has retired after an 11-year career that included two Super Bowl championships. The fifth-round draft pick became a cornerstone of tough offensive lines. Diehl missed only 12 games in his career, starting at every position on the line but centre. Addison Diehl accompanied him to the training centre Friday and told team president John Mara that she had "allowed" her dad to retire. "Its not very easy for my daughter to talk about me retiring and not playing football," Diehl said. "The Giants are just as much family to her as they are to me. Shes been going to the games and at 7 years old, she understands everything. She understands the game and the players and how important it is to play in the NFL. "For her, my stepping away from something she loves as much as I do is not an easy thing." Diehl was selected to the 2009 Pro Bowl. Diehl was the only Giants player whose arrival predated coach Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning. With his retirement, the longest-tenured Giants are guard Chris Snee and Manning. "When I think of David Diehl what comes to mind is his indomitable spirit," Coughlin said. "He got the most out of his God-given ability and thats the best way that you can judge any individual." Diehl started the first 120 regular-season games and seven post-season games in his career, the longest such streak by a Giant since the introduction of the 16-game schedule in 1978. The streak ended on Nov. 14, 2010 against Dallas because of hip and hamstring injuries. He ends his career with 164 regular-season games played, tying Phil Simms for 12th on the franchises all-time list. "I love football," he said. "I love being in the game, I love watching film, I love doing all of that and Im going to miss that aspect of it. But I know Im ready to start the new and next chapter of my life. Im ready to not only be a bigger part of my daughters life, but Im ready to spread my knowledge and help other people with the game and continue to do stuff throughout our community and charity work and be involved with the New York Giants in any way possible." In the regular season, Diehl started 65 games at left tackle, 42 at left guard, 26 at right tackle and 27 at right guard. In the post-season, Diehl has 10 starts at left tackle and one at left guard. "He took the talent that he had and he used it to the extreme, to the utmost of his ability," Coughlin said. "What more can you ask of the guy? And he gave great effort. He always gave great effort, there was no doubt about that. You knew exactly what you were getting." [b]Prince Amukamara Jersey[/b] . -- Canada played to expectation up until halftime. [b]George Blanda Jersey[/b] . The 18-year-old centre was the Senators first-round pick (17th overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The six-foot 196-pound native of Salmon Arm, B.BERLIN -- Bayer Leverkusen held Bayern Munich to 1-1 in the Bundesliga on Saturday, ensuring neither side could take full advantage of Borussia Dortmunds earlier 2-0 loss at Borussia Moenchengladbach. Bayern was unable to turn almost complete domination into goals at Leverkusen, despite boasting more than two-thirds possession and outshooting the home side by 27 shots to five. Toni Kroos fired Bayern ahead in the 29th minute, when Franck Ribery pulled the ball back for the unmarked former Leverkusen player to rifle his shot under the crossbar. Leverkusen pulled one back out of nothing a minute later, when goalkeeper Manuel Neuer failed to deal with Lars Benders cross and then parried Sebastian Boenischs shot from the rebound to Sidney Sam, who scored from close range. Thomas Mueller should have restored Bayerns lead five minutes later when he headed over with the goal at his mercy, and Bayern missed a host more chances with Leverkusen keeper Bernd Leno in inspired form. "Leverkusen played with 11 players and one of these players was Bernd Leno. When Leno is such an outstanding goalkeeper ..." Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said. Mueller might have had a penalty in the second half, when he appeared to be pulled back by Omer Toprak, yet Bayern had ample other opportunities. "I dont know. We did everything," Guardiola said. "Congratulations to my players. Were first in the table. Im proud of our performance. We played very, very well. And thats football." Bayern moved one point ahead of Dortmund, which is level with Leverkusen after eight games. Dortmund dominated its game in Moenchengladbach but was dealt a blow when Mats Hummels was sent off after conceding a penalty by fouling Havard Nordtveit with 10 minutes to go. Max Kruse scored from the spot a minute later, five minutes before Juan Arango set up Raffael to seal Dortmunds first defeat of the season. "The defeat is down to our own stupidity," Dortmund winger Kevin Grosskreutz said. "Gladbach have a very good team, which we dominated over 80 minutes. If only wed scored." Dortmund had 27 shots on goal compared to the home sides six, but failed to get past Gladbach goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen. "The 2-0 was clearly undeserved after 90 minutes," acknnowledged Moenchengladbach coach Lucien Favre. [b]Mark Bortz Jersey[/b]. Dortmund came one game short of equaling the club record of scoring in 32 consecutive Bundesliga games. "Football can be unjust. We had to learn that at first hand today," Dortmund attacking midfielder Jonas Hoffman said. Elsewhere, promoted Eintracht Braunschweig defeated Wolfsburg 2-0 for its first Bundesliga win in 28 years, Mainz came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Hoffenheim, Schalke defeated 10-man Augsburg 4-1, and Stuttgart drew 1-1 at home with Werder Bremen. Braunschweigs win at local rival Wolfsburg was its first top-flight victory since a 2-1 win at Bayer Uerdingen on June 1, 1985. This is its first season back in the Bundesliga. "Its a very special day for the whole club," said Karim Bellarabi, who fired the visitors into the lead for the first time this season in the 31st minute. Wolfsburg dominated possession but Domi Kumbela secured the result on a counterattack in the 86th. "The pondering paid off this week," said Braunschweig coach Torsten Lieberknecht, referring to comments last week when he hinted at resigning after the 4-0 defeat at home to Stuttgart. In Mainz, Hoffenheim striker Kevin Volland marched past five defenders before unleashing a shot beyond Heinz Mueller in the 14th, and Robert Firmino chipped the goalkeeper eight minutes later. Mainz substitute Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting pulled one back in the 82nd, before captain Nikolce Noveski secured an unlikely equalizer in injury time. Bremen had Nils Petersons 37th-minute goal to thank for cancelling out Stuttgart striker Martin Harniks sixth-minute opener. Augsburg striker Sascha Moelders stunned Schalke fans in Gelsenkirchen when he fired the visitors ahead in the 10th minute. But Kevin-Prince Boateng equalized with a penalty six minutes later, after Ragnar Klavan was sent off for hauling down Adam Szalai. "Everyone saw the key moment of the game. We were very much in the game up to the sending off," said Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl. Szalai made it 2-1 in the 28th, when Roman Neustaedter sprung the offside trap and Atsuto Uchida set him up for a simple finish, and the Hungarian striker grabbed his second in the 78th, before Max Meyer wrapped it up in the 87th. ' ' '