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A poignant moment, a redemption like weve never seen before in Test cricket - Mohammad Amir bowling again at Lords. After that fateful day in 2010 when he crossed a white line and endured the loneliness of isolation in gaol, he must surely have wondered if the game would ever afford him a second coming. But so it has come to pass.Cricket has a history of redemption stories, not all of them as dramatic as Amirs, though. For Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, co-conspirators on that infamous day, one wonders whether there will ever be another postscript to their careers. Asifs sublime talents will be more of a loss to the game than Butts, a decent enough batsman though he was without ever threatening to be one of the greats of Pakistan cricket. Perhaps advancing years will conspire against them making an international comeback.Old age has done nothing to curb Brad Hoggs amazing return to a cricket career that was all but written off a few years ago. That Western Australia coach Justin Langer is sorry to lose a 45-year-old to another franchise speaks volumes for the success of Hoggs renaissance. To think that a cricketer of that vintage can still command bargaining power to negotiate bigger contracts.To return to crickets great comeback stories, let me prod the memories of readers to see if we can think of other tales as wonderfully redemptive as Amirs. My mind darts immediately to Bob Simpson returning to captain Australia during World Series Cricket, in much the same way that Colin Cowdrey fronted up to face Jeff Thomsons thunderbolts earlier that decade.In terms of recovering from a brush with the law, neither Hansie Cronje nor Mohammad Azharuddin had the opportunity to purge themselves of the stain on their careers after the match-fixing allegations. Like Saleem Malik before them, they were probably too old to start again, despite impressive careers to that point.Shane Warne had a number of comebacks, from injury, from retirement, and from the drug suspension just before the 2003 World Cup when he allegedly took pharmaceutical advice from his mum. In my opinion, he should have got an extra year for such a lame excuse!It doesnt get more dramatic than the courage shown by the Sri Lankan cricketers who returned to international cricket after the bus shooting incident in Pakistan. It speaks volumes for their love of the game, undiminished even under a hail of bullets. Of those cricketers who returned from rebel tours to South Africa in the 1980s to enjoy meaningful international careers, Terry Alderman, Graham Gooch, John Emburey and Kepler Wessels come readily to mind. Wessels case was unusual in that he not only went on to represent South Africa but also captained them in their inaugural World Cup, in 1992. Gooch and Emburey were also forgiven to the extent that they captained England after the rebel tours, Emburey being even more remarkable by going on a second rebel tour and being picked again for England between 1992 and 1995. Now thats called having your biltong and eating it!The return of Alderman and Gooch has an ironic twist to it of course - such was Aldermans dominance over Gooch in 1989 that the batsman allegedly requested he be dropped because his front pad kept getting in the way of Aldermans gentle swingers. It was almost a Lazarus moment: asking to be dropped and then peeling off 333 against India barely 12 months later.As far as I can recall, not many of the West Indies or Sri Lankan rebel tourists had much of a career upon returning from South Africa. Ezra Moseley may have played a few Tests, but he was nowhere near the force he was when he terrorised league cricketers in northern England during the 1980s, myself included.Some would argue that the vast sums of money in the modern game would act as an encouragement to some players to contemplate a comeback (or delay retirement). Viv Richards had a late dalliance with Rishton in the Lancashire League, after he was past his imperious best, no doubt. I recall being flayed by him when Glamorgan played Oxford University in 1993, when he was all but retired, and I remember thinking it was humbling to imagine him in his pomp if this was what he was like as an old man.Conversely, though, I wonder if the less rigorous physical demands of the pre-professional era encouraged a few cricketers to don the whites again, comfortable with their skill levels and not burdened by the demands made in terms of athleticism in T20 cricket these days. Then again, watching the likes of Chris Gayle, Sohail Tanvir and Kieron Pollard in the field now makes you even question that assumption.Whats the opposite of a comeback, when someone simply refuses to desert the troops? In Amir, Pakistan have their youthful hero. In Misbah-ul-Haq, playing in his first Lords Test at 42, they have the other end of the spectrum covered too. His story is that of the gnarly, grizzled, faithful soldier with an unblemished record who refuses to desert his troops. He, with the charismatic Younis Khan, no stranger to multiple career rebirths himself, provides a safe place for Amir to return. Wholesale Jerseys Basketball . Terms of the deal were not immediately available. The 26-year-old finished last season with Clevelands Triple-A affiliate in Columbus after signing with the Indians in August. NBA Jerseys Store . Aside from the trilogy main event title fight, there are a number of intriguing matchups in the heavyweight, welterweight and lightweight divisions. . Instead of dwelling on the negative, Oates focused on what was good about the clubs recent play. It worked. Basketball Jerseys China . Their experience showed Tuesday as the No. 10 Badgers blunted a Saint Louis surge to win 63-57 and advance to face West Virginia in Wednesdays finals of the Cancun Challenge. NBA Jerseys Cheap China . "Hes going to have hip surgery on Jan. 7, and hell be expected to rehabilitate for four to six months beyond that," Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said Friday in an interview. SAN DIEGO -- The Padres Travis Jankowski was a pest to the Brewers, which helped make winners out of San Diego on Monday night.Jankowski had three hits and two walks and San Diego snapped Milwaukees four-game winning streak, 7-3.Get on base five times in the leadoff spot, thats what youre looking for, Padres manager Andy Green said. Hes a game-changer on the base paths. The story of the game is obviously Travis Jankowski.The Padres center fielder said he needed a game like Mondays.Coming back from the break I wasnt playing my best baseball, he said. So getting that game and getting a couple of hits and getting the confidence back is huge for me.Yangervis Solarte drove in two runs, with his second hit being the key blow during a five-run fifth.Carlos Villanueva (2-2) pitched 2 2/3 innings in relief of starter Jarred Cosart, allowing two runs and two hits. Villanueva was the first of four Padres relievers.Milwaukees Jimmy Nelson (6-10) ran into trouble in the fifth when the Padres went ahead 6-2 and exited with four innings pitched and eight hits allowed. It was the second time San Diego beat Nelson this season, and overall hes lost seven of his last eight decisions.There arent words that can describe how frustrated I am, Nelson said. Im definitely feeling every negative emotion you can think of.In the fifth, Alexi Amarista had an RBI single, Solarte added a two-run single, Ryan Schimpf tripled in Solarte and Adam Rosales sacrifice fly scored Schimpf.(Nelson) just didnt have his best stuff tonight, thats for sure, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.Amarista left after advancing to third on Wil Myers double. Amarista strained his left hamstring -- he missed 27 games this year with an injured right hamstring.Milwaukee pulled within 6-3 on Chris Carters 25th homer of the season.The Brewers seized a 2-1 advantage on Hernan Perezs homer in the fifth, a twwo-run shot off Villanueva which scored Scooter Gennett after Gennetts single extended his hitting streak to a career-high 11 games.ddddddddddddPerezs 381-foot home run was on an 88-mph fastball that just cleared the right-field fence.Cosart made his Padres debut after Fridays seven-player trade with the Miami Marlins. He got off to a shaky start, walking his first two batters before wiggling from the jam. In the second and third, he was supported by double plays in each inning to escape damage.But Cosarts lack of command contributed to him lasting but 3 1/3 innings. He didnt allow a run and just one hit, but he walked six batters, hit another one and was gone after 77 pitches.We ultimately didnt get the hit to make him pay for it, Counsell said.ORLANDO COMINGTop Brewers prospect Orlando Arcia will be called up Tuesday night to start at shortstop. Jonathan Villar will slide to third base to make space. The 21-year-old Arcia is hitting .267 with eight homers and 15 stolen bases in 100 games with Triple-A Colorado Springs this season.TRAINERS ROOMBrewers: OF Ryan Braun (sore right side) remained out of the starting lineup but is expected to start on Tuesday.Padres: OF Alex Dickerson (right hip contusion) was able to pinch-hit and could start later in the series.UP NEXTBrewers: RHP Zach Davies (8-4, 3.59) was sensational in four July starts with three wins, a 1.71 ERA, and a 17-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Davies has won one of his two career starts against the Padres.Padres: RHP Luis Perdomo (5-4, 6.89) is coming off two road wins and has allowed three earned runs or less in his last seven starts. It is second start against the Brewers, pitching to a no-decision when giving up two runs and four hits in two innings on May 14. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2019 Wholesale Jerseys 2020 China NFL Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Cheap Stitched Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale NFL Hoodies Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys NFL China ' ' '

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