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Ahead of the Netball Quad Series, we asked Pamela Cookey to pick out a player to follow from England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Carlos Lee Astros Jersey . All six matches in the first ever Netball Quad Series will be shown live on Sky Sports, starting with this Saturdays opening game between Australia and South Africa.England will then face New Zealand a few hours later and former Roses player Cookey has selected key performers from all of the four competing teams.  Jo Harten, England England will be hoping that Goal Shooter Joanne Harten can supply plenty of points There is a mixture of youth and experience in the squad, so it will be really great to see where everyone is at and how they have progressed.The guys coming back from the ANZ, they have had an amazing season, the likes of Jo Harten and Serena Guthrie. It will be good to see them coming in with the players that have performed well in our league such as Ama Agbeze.If I had to pick a player to watch for England, then I would  definitely have to say Jo Harten. I loved playing with Jo in the shooting circle. Shes had an awesome season with Waikato Magic in the ANZ.Sharni Layton, Australia Sharni Layton (R) impressed against England earlier this year She was over here for our Test series in January and was just on fire in all three games. Sharni was part of Australias solid defence and just leads from the back, directing the team from that position. She comes out with some amazing interceptions and turnovers.  Laura Langman, New Zealand Laura Langman is an influential player for New Zealand Laura is a strong centre court player. Very agile, very accurate, and is just an engine for their team. She reached the finals with New South Wales Swifts after moving over to Australia to play her netball.Bongiwe Msomi, South Africa Bongiwe Msomi played alongside Cookey at Surrey Storm in 2014 Bongiwe was with us at Surrey Storm the season before last, helping us win that Superleague title, and is a powerhouse at centre court. She is a little on the short side for a netball player, but is fit, tenacious and has no fear. She will also be a strong leader for them and I loved playing with her. Netball Quad Series on Sky Sky Sports to show all six matches of Netball Quad Series Sky Sports Netball Schedule (BST):Saturday 27 August0400-0600: Live - Australia v South Africa (Sky Sports 3)0600-0800: Live - England v New Zealand (Sky Sports 3)Monday 29th August1600: Repeat - Australia v South Africa (Sky Sports 4)1930: Repeat - New Zealand v England (Sky Sports 3)Wednesday 31 August0800-1030: Live - South Africa v New Zealand (Sky Sports Mix)1100-1300: Live - England v Australia (Sky Sports Mix)1800: Repeat - England v Australia (Sky Sports Mix)2300: Repeat - New Zealand v South Africa (Sky Sports Mix)Sunday 4 September0430-0630: Live - England v South Africa (Sky Sports Mix)0630-0830: Live - New Zealand v Australia (Sky Sports Mix)1800: Repeat - England v South Africa (Sky Sports Mix)Sunday 4 September1230: Repeat - New Zealand v Australia (Sky Sports Mix) Also See: Quad Series live on Sky Sports Rose name Quad Series Squad Devin Mesoraco Reds Jersey . Villar connected off Joe Saunders (11-14), sending a drive well over the left-field fence for his first career homer. The Astros scored six times in the first three innings to chase Saunders. Chris Sabo Reds Jersey . And by all indications, the team is expected to select phenom Connor McDavid with their selection. The Buffalo Sabres, who were knocked down to the second overall pick after finishing with the worst regular season record, are expected to take the other generational player in Jack Eichel.TORONTO -- Rudy Gay had no idea how bad his vision was until he went to renew his drivers license last year and nearly failed the test. "They said Do you wear glasses? I said no. They said, Well you need to wear glasses," Gay recounted, with a laugh. He wasnt laughing at the time. For a guy who makes his living tossing a ball through a hoop from a distance, the news was rather disconcerting. So after a brief and unsuccessful experiment with corrective goggles, the Toronto Raptors small forward underwent surgery to correct his vision during an off-season that was otherwise devoted to improving his shooting, and beefing up his body. One day into training camp, and Gay said hes feeling like a much-improved player than the one who led the Raptors in scoring last season but also had career lows in both field goal and three-point percentage. He joked that any improvement in his game this season will be credited solely to his better vision. "Honestly, I was talking to my trainer, and he said if you come out and have a great season its going to be because of your eye, not because of the work you put in," Gay said. The 27-year-old Gay wouldnt wear contact lenses, as he had an aversion to touching his eyes. The Raptors medical staff provided him with prescription goggles but he wasnt keen on those either. So he underwent surgery early in the summer, which he said wasnt fun. "Recovery was horrible, it was terrible," Gay said. "Probably (lasted) about two weeks. First week I couldnt see, second week I could. And then months and months of putting eye drops in. "But it was one of those things that needed to happen if I wanted to continue my career." Gay averaged 19.5 points to top Toronto in scoring after he was acquired from the Memphis Grizzlies in a mid-season trade. The Raptors went 16-30 prior to the trade, and finished 18-18 with Gay on the roster. Still, he was far from his best, shooting a career-low 40.8 per cent -- down from his career high of 47.1 per cent two seasons earlier -- and 31 per cent from three-point range. So he committed every day of the off-season, he said, to being a better shooter. "I started from the basics. . . form, worked on my form. From there just rhythm, shooting, shooting, shooting, becoming comfortable with it. "I made about 300 shots a day, sometimes more, on a light day probably 300." Gay has been criticized for taking low-percentage shots -- namely long two-pointers. But at the urging of Raptors coach Dwane Casey, he sounds like hes starting to see the light when it comes to shot selection. Casey said hes been drilling Gay and Torontos other sharpshooter DeMar DeRozan about higher percentage shots. "Corner threes, paint, get to the rim, get to the free throw line, and subsequently shooting percentage is going to go up,&" Casey said. Miguel Cabrera Tigers Jersey. Gay spent a lot of summer working on his three-point shooting, and pointed out that at the end of Monday mornings practice, the entire team was doing a three-point drills. "I got it from the coaches that were going to be a team thats going to get a lot of threes up, and obviously if it comes from the top, youve got to practise it," he said. Gay also said he put on 20 pounds of muscle working with his trainer Dustin Gray back home in Baltimore. "Hopefully you can see it," Gay said laughing, puffing out his chest ever so slightly. "Maybe I should do some push-ups or something. "My trainer basically lived with me." The weight gain, said Casey, was by design, and with the intention of using Gay at power forward rather than small forward. "We talked about it, because when you look at the Eastern Conference, youve got Carmelo, LeBron, big threes playing fours, and he wants to do that and it fits us really well too, him going to the four," Casey said. "What he doesnt want to do is gain a lot of unneeded weight, just some good solid (muscle), which hes done. Hes really solid in his upper body. You can see it, it looks good. If it helps him psychologically, making contact, getting to the rim, its great. "Its going to help him be in the paint a little bit more. When you get caught outside in that non-paint area, to drop that shoulder, use your body to get into the paint to create a foul, contact, and get to the free-throw line." Casey calls Gay one of the top offensive players in the league, and said the main thing missing that could make him an all-star is winning. "Winning gets you in that conversation of being one of the top players in this league," Casey said. "The league rewards winners." Granted training camp is only a day old, but Gay has seemed more at ease, cracking jokes with reporters. When someone pointed out to Casey that Gay seems happier than he did last season, the coach said everyone was. "I think theres a different vibe," Casey said. The coach said it starts with Masai Ujiri, the Raptors new president and general manager. "Masai gave them an impassioned speech (Monday) night about what he expects from them, the passion guys have to play with, leaving all the problems all the issues, check them at the door. It sets a tone, and thats been huge," Casey said. "Hes empowered everybody to do their job. The cop-outs are gone, now its about playing and having fun, and the way you have fun is by kicking peoples butts and competing." The Raptors practise at the Air Canada Centre until Thursday and then training camp moves to Halifax for two days. They open the pre-season Monday at Boston, and are back home to host the Minnesota Timberwolves next Wednesday. 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 Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '