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  • April 28, 2019
    Angus Monfries knows time isnt on his side to break back into Port Adelaides AFL side.As one of the oldest returning past and present Essendon players, the forward needs to overcome a year out of the game, his ageing body and the rise of the Powers young brigade to regain regular senior selection.Obviously, a year out of footys not ideal for someone at my age, Monfries, who turns 30 in January, told reporters in Adelaide on Monday.Monfries has kicked 83 goals in his 60 AFL games for the Power since joining before the 2013 season, but missed the entire last season for his involvement in Essendons supplements saga.He and fellow former Bomber Paddy Ryder are expected to bolster the Power next year after a disappointing 2016 season where, in their absence, the club finished outside the eight for the second time in a row.He backed ruckman Ryder to be a big factor in the Powers efforts to climb up the ladder.Someone of his class to go into the centre square and do what he does there and then have that versatility to go forward and hit the scoreboard is going to be great for us, he said.But Monfries himself is not an automatic selection with star Chad Wingard, defender-turned-forward Jarman Impey, and youngsters Aaron Young, Sam Gray and Karl Amon making a case this year for small-to-medium size forward spots.Theres some guys that have stepped up and played some really good footy, Monfries said.Im under no illusions that Im going to have to try and earn my spot back and train really hard and have a great summer.But Im up for the challenge and looking forward to it.Monfries, who signed a one-year contract extension last month, and Ryder began pre-season training last week and had all of their Court of Arbitration for Sport-imposed restrictions lifted on Monday.Monfries said he enlisted the help of former Power forward Brett Ebert to undertake fitness training and had dropped a few kilograms ahead of the pre-season.Ive had a year trying to keep myself as fit as I can and present as well as I can, he said.Im feeling fresh and ready to go and injury-free at the moment. Vapormax Schweiz Schuhe . What general manager Dave Nonis called "short and productive" negotiations ended with Kessel signing a US$64-million, eight-year contract on Tuesday. Nike Vapormax Plus Schuhe Online . -- Vincent Lecavalier got everything but the desired result in his return to Tampa Bay. . Once again Jordan Cieciwa (@FitCityJordan) and I (@LynchOnSports) go head to head in our picks. Last weekend at UFC Fight Night 32 my #TeamLynch got the best of #TeamJC by a score of 9-6. Let us know which side youre on for UFC 167 use the hashtag #TeamLynch or #TeamJC on Twitter. Günstig Nike Vapormax Plus . -- Eastern Kentucky thrives off creating havoc for others. Vapormax Schweiz . Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored shootout goals, and backup goalie Cam Talbot earned his second win in two nights as the Rangers shook off a late tying tally and beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 Monday night. CLEVELAND -- Left-hander Giovanni Soto has been claimed by the Oakland Athletics off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.Soto was designated for assignment Saturday to open a spot on the 40-man roster for slugger Kyle Schwarber, who was activated from the 60-day disabled list following knee surgery in April. Schwarber was put on the World Series roster Tuesday and went 1 for 3 with a double, walk and two strikeouts in the opening 6--0 loss to the Cleveland Indians.ddddddddddddSoto was traded to the Cubs from Cleveland on April 11 and was 1/3 with a 5.14 ERA in 33 relief appearances for Triple-A Iowa. He made his big league debut with the Indians in 2015 and appeared in six games and 3 1/3 innings.Oakland claimed him Wednesday. ' ' '