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Childress statement on Favre

Childress statement on Favre

The Vikings released the following statement:

Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Israel Idonije Jersey Brad Childress confirmed that he received a phone call from Brett Favre this afternoon and that the quarterback will remain retired.

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Cricket World Cup 2011

Cricket World Cup 2011

Hosts and favorite India will take on another favorite England in the group matches of the ICC 2011 World Cup at Bangalore. It will be a day night encounter. Bangalore wicket is always considered to be batting friendly in ODIs.

For India opener Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar is expected to give some fireworks in the beginning against a disciplined English bowling attack. India got the strongest middle order batting line up in the world in the form of Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, and Yuvraj Singh Captain MS Dhoni and hard hitting batsman Yusuf Pathan. These David Akers Jersey names are enough to be nightmare of any fast bowler in the world.

The bowling line up of India is not as strong as compared to its batting line ups still on a good day bowlers like Zaheer Khan, Nike David Akers Jersey who is in his David Akers Jersey Ebay best form of his career along with Sreesanth and David Akers Black Jersey Nehra if fit is likely to taste the English batsmen. Spinner Harbhajan Singh who is himself a character in the field along with Piyush Chawla and the spin of all rounder Yusuf Pathan is very good one as far as spin department is concerned.

Moreover Bangalore wicket has the reputation to assist spinners to some extent too. Captain Andrew Strauss and likely opener Kevin Pietersen is expected to exploit the opening spell of Indian attack. Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara and Paul Collingwood give stable to the middle order. But their weakness is exposed mostly against the spin attack.

AZ leaders react to Brewer expanding Medicaid

AZ leaders react to Brewer expanding Medicaid

PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) Arizona leaders are applauding the governor decision to seek full expansion of Arizona version of Medicaid in her State of the State Address on Monday.Gov. Jan Brewer said that she has fought against the federal healthcare law known as the Affordable Care Act. Supreme Court ruling in saying that the law is here to stay.Brewer said that expanding Medicaid will help poor Arizonans and help hospitals and caregivers who now must give care without pay.In a statement after the governor address, Betsey Bayless, president and CEO of the Maricopa Integrated Health System, called it "a historic moment.""I applaud Gov. Brewer for her politically courageous decision to expand Arizona Medicaid program, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System."The Governor has recognized the staggering human cost to Arizona families without health insurance and the increasing financial burden to hospitals can only be alleviated by taking strong action. 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Casillas' record 127th Spain cap a forgettable one

Casillas' record 127th Spain cap a forgettable one

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) Goalkeeper Iker Casillas endured a forgettable recordsetting 127th appearance for World Cup champion Spain in Tuesday's friendly against Costa Rica.

The Real Madrid player started the game at Nacional Stadium to pass former 'keeper Andoni Zubizarreta and become his country's most capped player. But he was replaced by Victor Valdes at the start of the second half after conceding two goals.

Casillas' error in the 31st minute allowed Randall Brenes to score before Joel Black Friday UGG Boots Campbell curled the ball into the net in the 42nd on a poor playing surface in the Costa Rican capital.

Casillas equaled Zubizarreta's 126 caps when the European champions lost 10 at England 10 on Saturday.

The 30yearold Casillas helped Spain win its first World Cup last year and the European Championship for the second time in its history UGGs Black Friday in 2008.

Spain has won 92, drawn 21 and lost 13 games since the Madrid native, who captains club and country, debuted in a 11 draw at Sweden in 2000.

Casillas said his most memorable save was against Arjen Robben in the 2010 World Cup final in South Africa, when Spain beat the Netherlands 10 in extra time.

"That moment and that save on Robben is the most memorable, since it came in the World Cup final, in a moment that lasted forever for everyone,'' Casillas said. "It wasn't your normal stop . but it's the one people will remember best and I'm proud of it.''

Casillas also pointed to a quarterfinal victory over Italy at Euro 2008, when he saved two penalties in the shootout.

Casillas has played in three World Cups and two European Championships. He has also won four Spanish leagues, Black Friday UGGs Sale two Champions Leagues, two Intercontinental Cups, a Copa del Rey and European Super Cup.

"When you live with this idea of being considered among the greats on a daytoday basis, Black Friday UGGs On Sale you don't really pay attention to it. But when I retire from football and look back at the statistics, I'll relish it more than now,'' Casillas Black Friday UGGs said last week. "I just hope to be at Euro 2012 and to play more games.''

Midfielder Xavi Hernandez, Black Friday UGG Boots Sale who was in the lineup UGG Boots Black Friday against Costa Rica, is the next closest on the active player's list with 107 appearances. Former striker Raul Gonzalez is the only other player to surpass the century mark, with 102 games.