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MADRID -- Former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli got off to a winning start in his coaching debut in Spain. DeShone Kizer Youth Jersey .Prandelli led Valencia to a 2-1 victory at Sporting Gijon on Sunday, which lifted the club out of the relegation zone.Playing smart football with quick transitions and efficient ball possession, Valencia topped Sporting with two goals by striker Mario Suarez at El Molinon Stadium.It was the teams third win in eight rounds as Valencia reached 14th place with nine points, two more than Sporting, now in the relegation zone after its fifth straight loss.What I liked the most was the attitude of the team, Prandelli said. Im very happy, but we still have a lot to improve, we still need to work on many things. The three points gives the team confidence to keep working.The top four teams in the league played on Saturday. Atletico Madrid thrashed Granada 7-1 to maintain its lead with 18 points. Real Madrid, which won 6-1 at Real Betis, also has 18 points, but a worse goal difference than the city rival.Barcelona defeated Deportivo La Coruna 4-0 at home in the return of Lionel Messi, staying in fourth place with 16 points, one less than Sevilla, which won 3-2 at Leganes.Valencia scored first with Suarezs right-footed shot from inside the area after a cross in the seventh minute, but Sporting striker Carlos Castro equalized with a close-range header in the 41st.Suarezs winner came with an easy shot from in front of the goal after Sporting defenders failed to clear a ball crossed into the area in the 65th.It was important to get the win, Suarez said. We have a new coach, new ideas, new concepts.The 59-year-old Prandelli, who coached Italy from 2010-14, was hired just before the international break to replace Pako Ayestaran, who began the season with four straight losses.Im trying to give the team an identity, Prandelli said. Once we get that, we can start thinking about bigger goals.Prandelli was announced as Valencias coach the day before a 2-0 loss to Atletico on Oct. 2, when the team was still led by interim coach Salvador Voro Gonzalez. The Italian is Valencias eighth full-time manager since Unai Emerys four-year stint ended in 2012.Owned by Singapore investor Peter Lim since 2014, Valencia is the last team other than Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico to win the league title, in 2004.---VILLARREAL 5, CELTA VIGO 0Roberto Soriano scored two goals in the first 12 minutes to lead fifth-placed Villarreal to a comfortable win over Celta Vigo.French striker Cedric Bakambu also scored in the first half as Villarreal earned its fourth victory, jumping to 16 points, two less than the leaders.It was the teams biggest win so far this season.---ATHLETIC BILBAO 3, REAL SOCIEDAD 2Sixth-placed Athletic got the better of Basque rival Real Sociedad to earn its fifth win in its last six games.The hosts conceded early at San Memes Stadium but rallied with three second-half goals, including a nice lob from outside the area by veteran striker Aritz Aduriz.Athletic had won four in a row before a loss at Malaga in the previous round.It trails leaders Atletico and Real Madrid by three points.---ALAVES 1, MALAGA 1Promoted Alaves was close to winning for the third time this season until conceding a late goal against Malaga.Brazilian striker Deyverson had put the hosts ahead in the ninth minute butRoberto Rosales evened the match in the 85th.Alaves, which beat Barcelona at the Camp Nou in the third round, is ninth with 10 points. Malaga is 13th, one point behind.---Tales Azzoni on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tazzoni. His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/tales-azzoni Jabrill Peppers Browns Jersey . Giroud, who wasnt in the starting lineup for two matches after allegations about his private life and a decline in form, scored twice in the first half. Tomas Rosickys chip made it 3-0 before half time at Emirates Stadium, while defender Laurent Koscielny scored an unmarked header in the second half. Howard Wilson Youth Jersey . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. http:///...zalez-Browns-Jersey/ . 1 position. The Mustangs (6-0), who beat Queens 50-31 last weekend, earned 17 first-place votes and 287 points in voting by the Football Reporters of Canada. Western was last ranked first in the country in October 2011. CHICAGO -- Has a backup catcher ever been honored as he approached his retirement as much as Chicago Cubs backstop David Ross? This time it was Cubs fans who kept the party going -- along with good friend Jon Lester?-- two days after the team honored him.Ross received four standing ovations and two curtain calls on Sunday night during the Cubs 3-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals while Lester orchestrated a surprise mid-inning visit by manager Joe Maddon to give his catcher a moment in the spotlight.What a treat for a backup catcher to get, Ross said after the win, the Cubs 99th of the season and record 57th at home. Just overcome with emotion.It began in the second inning when Ross came to the plate for the first time in the game. The crowd gave him a standing ovation while Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina showed a lot of class, according to Ross, allowing the moment to linger by walking halfway to the mound. Standing ovation No. 2 came in the fifth, again before Ross stepped into the batters box. This time he homered, breaking a scoreless tie and sending 40,859 fans into a frenzy. Curtain call No.1 came moments later.I felt like I floated around the bases, Ross said smiling.Maddon added: It was just fitting David would hit a home run, isnt it? It had to happen tonight.It was Ross 10th home run this season, his most since 2007. The Hollywood script didnt end there, as his final plate appearance came in the sixth inning -- but with a runner on second base and the pitcher due up, the Cardinals decided to intentionally walk him. Standing ovation No.3 quickly turned into boos as Ross took four balls and walked to first base.Usually the fans are cheering when they intentionally walk me, Ross joked.Meanwhile, Lester was mowing the Cardinals down in his quest to win the National League Cy Young Award. He was leading 2-0, getting two quick outs in the seventh inning while barely reaching 80 pitches when Maddon made a walk to the mound. Was he really taking Lester out before he could finish the inning? He was actually there to pull Ross, as the manager and Lester had hatched a plan the day before to giive their catcher a proper send-off. Myles Garrett Browns Jersey. I felt like that was going to be the best time for people to really recognize him, Lester explained. Theres not many backup catchers in this game that get that. I really wanted to do something that was special to him and special to me ... When Joe came out there, you can tell Rossy was pretty heated [thinking Maddon was pulling Lester]. He was ready to let him hear it about where I was [with] my pitch [count].Ross confirmed he was angry at first. He had no idea it was all about him.Im like, Why is he taking Jon out? Ross said. Im kind of getting pissed.Lester continued: Its like the kid in the candy story when you tell him he can pick out whatever he wants. The disbelief in his face as he slams the face mask back down, [emotionally] saying, I love you guys, I love you guys, I love you guys.Then, Ross walked off the field to standing ovation No.4, followed by curtain call No.2. The water works took over from there. Ross was seen crying in the dugout on more than one occasion.How about Rossy, Lester said in summing up the night. He only cried about three times.The two close friends are likely to take the field together the next time the Cubs play at Wrigley, as that will be Game 1 of the divisional round of the playoffs on Oct. 7. As Lesters personal catcher, Ross and the Cubs lefty have combined to produce a magical season for Lester, who improved to 19-4 with a 2.28 ERA after Sundays game.?I thought Jon was fantastic again, Maddon said. Definitely making a strong case for the award. One win away from 20 wins and very close to 200 innings.Lester likely will get more than enough attention next month when he leads the Cubs into the postseason, but Sunday was about his 39-year-old reserve catcher playing in his final regular-season home game, which produced plenty of emotional moments. A home run, four standing ovations and two curtain calls will do that.I couldnt write it any better, Ross said, undoubtedly between tears. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '