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NEW YORK -- Aroldis Chapman says Cubs manager Joe Maddon misused him during the postseason, putting the hard-throwing reliever on the mound too often in Chicagos successful effort to win the World Series for the first time since 1908. Marcus Semien Jersey .Traded from the New York Yankees to Chicago in late July, Chapman got the victory in Game 7 against Cleveland after wasting an eighth-inning lead. He became a free agent and agreed to an $86 million, five-year contract to return to the Yankees, a deal finalized Thursday.I think he was wrong in the way he used me. He abused a little bit on how much he made me pitch, and sometimes he made me pitch when I didnt need to pitch, Chapman said Friday. But hes the manager. He knows his stuff. He manages the way he knows, the way he wants and the way he wants to win. It was his decision, and my duty is to be prepared. I prepare myself to be strong, so that my arm is healthy. Thank God I was able to do the job, and I could pitch the way he wanted me to.The left-hander from Cuba threw 273 pitches in 13 postseason appearances, including 42 over 2 2/3 innings in Game 5, when he got his first eight-out save in the Cubs 3-2 win.He threw 20 on one days rest to get four outs in Game 6, then 35 more in Game 7 when he entered with a 6-3 lead and allowed Brandon Guyers RBI double and Rajai Davis two-run homer.Asked for an example of misuse, Chapman cited Game 6, when he entered with a 7-2 lead in the bottom of the seventh with two on and two outs. Francisco Lindor hit a grounder to first and originally was called safe, a ruling reversed when a video review concluded Chapman beat him to the bag after catching Anthony Rizzos throw.Chapman stayed in to start the bottom of the ninth with Chicago ahead by seven runs, then was replaced by Pedro Strop after a leadoff walk.I dont think I needed to come into the game, Chapman said. Looking forward, the important game was going to be Game 7 because basically we had that game almost won. Then I had to pitch on Game 7 and I was a little tired. I felt a little different. Its not the same. I could go out to pitch, do my job, but youre not as efficient if youre tired.Maddon did not immediately respond to a message Friday seeking comment. Speaking before Game 7, he said: Yesterday that was a really clear-cut decision for me how to work that inning. The threat there, was that had we not done it, then Aroldis would have had a more stressful 1 2/3 innings in the eighth or ninth inning.Chapman also was pursued in free agency by the Miami Marlins, who made a back-loaded offer and do not offer no-trade provisions.The Marlins were close on signing me, but at the end my wish was to come back to the Yankees, he said. I also wanted to be part of a young team, like the Yankees have now and not go to the Marlins because as you all know from time to time they change their team a lot, and I wanted to have a stable team of young players where I could feel at home.Chapman, who turns 29 in February, was acquired by the Yankees from Cincinnati last December and was suspended for the first 29 games of the season under baseballs domestic violence policy stemming from an October 2015 disturbance involving his girlfriend. According to a police report, Cristina Barnea told police he pushed and choked her. Chapman said there was an argument and he was pushed down by Barneas brother. Chapman said he eventually got a handgun and fired eight shots into a wall and window while locked in his garage.Criminal charges were not filed.I was coming to this team with a problem, and the way they treated me, the way they welcomed me, the way that they helped me, starting from the manager, the staff, my teammates, they made me feel at home, Chapman said. That kind of support, its something that you need in a moment like that.Chapmans fastball reached as high at 105 mph last season, when he went 4-1 with 36 saves in 39 chances for the Yankees and Cubs. He has 636 strikeouts in 377 innings and 182 saves in seven big league seasons.Because of the domestic violence dispute, Chapman understands why some Yankees fans were disappointed New York brought him back.We are all humans. We make mistakes, and we move forward, he said. Ive done therapy over the years, and it has helped me to be a better person, and it pushes me to be a better person every day.---AP Sports Writer Ricardo Zuniga contributed to this report. Dave Henderson Athletics Jersey . Bradwell was scheduled to become a free agent Tuesday. Born and raised in Toronto, Bradwell is entering his sixth CFL season, with all six played for his hometown Argonauts. Coco Crisp Athletics Jersey . Its the second straight game Bell has scored in extra time for Kelowna, which beat the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-5 on Friday, and he now has four game-winning goals on the season. http://www.athleticsauthorityshop.com/Dennis-Eckersley-Jersey/ . Its 1987 and a Brazilian playmaker, known as Mirandinha, is being paraded around St James Park to the passionate Newcastle fans. Force India has confirmed Frenchman Esteban Ocon will partner Sergio Perez for the 2017 season after signing a multi-year contract with the team.?Ocon, who debuted for Manor at the Belgian Grand Prix this summer, is a Mercedes junior driver and had previously been linked to a seat at Renault. However, following Nico Hulkenbergs move to the French manufacturer, Ocon has filled the Germans place at the Mercedes customer team instead.The highly-rated Ocon, who won European Formula 3 in 2014 and GP3 in 2015 and tested for Force India in Austria last year, is relishing the opportunity to move up the grid.Im very excited to join Sahara Force India, he said. I know the team quite well already because I was a test driver last year and Im really looking forward to working with everybody at Silverstone once again. Im still relatively new to Formula One, but spending half a season at Manor Racing has given me some valuable experience and I feel ready for this new opportunity with Sahara Force India.The next few months will be very busy as I do all I can to prepare for the challenge ahead of me. It means lots of days at the factory, working on the simulator and building relationships with the engineers and everybody in the team.Its something Ive been workinng towards my whole life and I intend to grab this opportunity with both hands so that I can deliver the results the team expects from me. Rickey Henderson Jersey. I want to say thank you to everybody at Manor and especially to Mercedes-Benz for their support and belief in me. I cant wait for 2017 and my first full season racing in Formula One.Force India owner Vijay Mallya says the signing continues the teams tradition of opting for talent over drivers with significant financial backing.Its a pleasure to welcome Esteban as our new race driver, he said. Hes an exceptional talent, as his status as a Mercedes Junior demonstrates, and I have no doubt he will flourish inside our team. Weve had our eye on Esteban for a number of years and have followed his progress through the junior categories where he delivered outstanding results.We ran him in the car last year during testing and his performance convinced us that he is more than capable of racing alongside Sergio. Sahara Force India has a tradition of investing in young, talented drivers and the arrival of Esteban will bring some fresh energy and motivation to everyone in the team. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '