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It took just 59 minutes for South African to realise what they missed for eight Tests last summer. Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander.It took just four balls for South Africa to remember what Steyn could do. Pitch it up. Nip it back. Make Martin Guptill look like he was new to Test cricket.It took four more for Philander to do the same. Tempt outside the off stump. Move the ball off the seam. Draw a false stroke.It should have taken only six more for Philander to be rewarded. He had Tom Latham driving, got a thick outside edge but Dean Elgar spilled the chance at second slip.As much as Steyn impressed on his comeback - and he did - Philander wasnt far behind. There were shades of Newlands in 2011 and there was even Cape-style winter conditions to match. Overcast skies and dampness in the air meant what should have been the best batting conditions on day two turned into the best bowling conditions. South Africas attack, unlike their batsmen on day one, seized the advantage.As he had promised, Steyn did not start at 200 kph. He didnt even start at 140. He kept his pace in the mid-130s and managed to prey on Guptills uncertainty, which remains despite the form he found in Zimbabwe.At Kingsmead, Guptill had a handle on which balls to play and leave outside the off stump but struggled against the ones that moved back in. He was rapped on the pads in the first over and survived a marginal call, then again in the ninth, when he did not.Steyn has now dismissed Guptill five times in Tests - the same number as Pragyan Ojha and more than anyone else. Philander has dismissed him three times. If Guptill keeps falling to new-ball bowlers, it may reopen the debate over his ability as an opener in seaming conditions.Guptills wicket was not celebrated with as much gusto as the one before: Lathams. It was Steyns first Test wicket in 2016 and it was a classic: late swing, too close to leave, a thick outside edge, caught at slip. The man was back and he was gaining on Shaun Pollock for the title of South Africas leading wicket-taker.Philanders focus was elsewhere. For him, it is about getting back the form that saw him because the fastest South African to 100 Test wickets and silencing critics who believe his best is behind him. There were signs of his former glory, particularly as the lunch break approached. Philander beat Ross Taylor twice with deliveries that darted away from him like a pickpocket, silently sinister, nifty and nimble. Philander has not moved the ball off the seam as much as that since his career began.South Africa had seen New Zealand swing the ball on the first day and it would have been easy for them to become wayward looking for the same. When they started bowling we said.. ooof... Langeveldt said. He didnt need to explain that ooof was a shorter way of saying, Imagine what we can do on this.Steyn and Philander produced the finest period of play by South Africas Test side all year. Although rain took the sting out of what was shaping up to be a sensational day of Test cricket, for 59 minutes South Africa remembered what it felt like to have their best bowlers back in business. Sean Couturier Jersey . Fernandez, coached in Toronto by former two-time Olympic silver medallist Brian Orser, scored 267.11 points and is the first champion to successfully defend since Russias Evgeny Plushenko in 2005 and 2006. Radko Gudas Jersey . Jason Zucker and Matt Cooke also scored for Minnesota, which has won five of six. Kuemper made five saves in the first, nine in the second, and nine in the third. 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WACO, Texas -- Kim Mulkey has long anticipated how good Baylor could be this season.The coach who has two national titles with the second-ranked Lady Bears was already talking about the 2017 NCAA Final Four two seasons ago.I must say shes a smart woman, preseason All-America forward Nina Davis said with a smile.Mulkey was enamored with what three sophomore starters, including All-Big 12 player of the year Davis, were already doing then. The coach also knew former Duke transfer Alexis Jones and two McDonalds All-America post players would make their Baylor debuts last season, and two more prep All-Americans would join them this year.That is the group on the court now, and it will get tested early.You are excited, but whats taking over right now is not the excitement. Its the energy it takes to get them all on the same page, said Mulkey, going into her 17th season at Baylor. I dont care how talented they are. Weve got to all be on the same page and weve got to all be clicking at some point.After the season opener Friday against Houston Baptist, the Lady Bears have consecutive games against No. 9 UCLA and at No. 3 Connecticut.The Lady Bears have won the last six Big 12 championships. But they havent been to the Final Four since the 40-0 national title in 2012, and their last three seasons ended with losses in the Elite Eight.Im probably more driven than ever, Davis said. I dont think I ever wanted something as much as a national championship. ... So Im definitely motivated.While the Lady Bears could have used Eight Is Not Enough as a motto again, they have Destination Dallas this season.The Final Four next spring is about 100 miles from their campus in the NBA arena where they lost to Oregon State in the Elite Eight last March to finish a 36-2 season.You want them to take it a step further, and it wwould be fun in Dallas because its a place where a lot of people can get to, a lot of Baylor fans, Mulkey said.dddddddddddd But wed still have the same motivation if it was on the other side of the country.National assists leader Niya Johnson is gone, but Baylor returns seven of its top eight scorers -- led by seniors Davis (16.3 points per game) and Jones (15.0 ppg), whos had surgery on both knees before.Im a lot healthier this year, not having a lot of knee pains, said Jones, who tore her left ACL at Duke and had microfracture surgery on her right knee during her redshirt year after transferring. Im at full-go, no issues right now. Ive been in treatment a lot, I ice probably about five times a day.Jones and returning starting guard Kristy Wallace will both get time at the point spot.Kalani Brown, a 6-foot-7 post who is now 20 pounds lighter, averaged 9.3 points and 4.3 rebounds a game as a freshman while starting only one game last season. Beatrice Mompremier, the other big freshman, scored 7.2 points a game and matched Davis with a team-leading 6.1 rebounds.We dont make it as far as we did without both of them, Mulkey said. I dont start them together, but I darn sure could and I probably at some point will.Mompremier is healthy after surgery to repair an issue that caused her shoulder to pop out of place several times in high school and during her freshman season.The freshmen this season are a trio of Texas players: 6-4 forward Lauren Cox, considered by many as the nations top recruit, along with 6-1 guard Natalie Chou and 5-9 guard Calveion Juicy Landrum from Waco.I plan to put them in the mix early, Mulkey said. Theyre going to be three outstanding players for us. Discount NFL Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2019 NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '

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