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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys will return next year, with an 8-4 season earning him the full support of the schools new athletic director. Orange Air Max 2018 .The Golden Gophers went 5-4 in the Big Ten in Claeys first full season running the program. He took over midway through last year after Jerry Kill was forced to retire due to health concerns.Claeys is 10-8 in one and half seasons with Minnesota. He was given a three-year deal last year by interim athletic director Beth Goetz during a tenuous time in the athletic department. The school was looking for a permanent athletic director to replace the disgraced Norwood Teague, so Goetz authored a contract that would give Claeys a little bit of stability to trumpet while recruiting but was also designed to give the new athletic director as much flexibility as possible in evaluating the football program.Mark Coyle took that post in May, and said Monday that he and Claeys have started to discuss this past season and the plan for our program moving forward.He is our head football coach, Coyle said in a statement issued by the school. As is the case with every one of our head coaches, he has my full support. I will do whatever I can to help him and our students achieve at the highest levels.Claeys made $1.4 million in total compensation during the first year of his new contract that runs through 2018. But the buyout for the university would have been only $500,000 had Coyle decided to replace him now.A soft schedule had the Gophers hoping to make a run at the Big Ten West title, but narrow losses to Penn State, Iowa and Nebraska hurt them, and they finished the season with a 31-17 loss at rival Wisconsin on Saturday.Athletic directors often like to make their own coaching hires rather than stay with people they inherited, especially at a high-profile program like football. But Coyle, who came to Minnesota from Syracuse and was also the athletic director at football stronghold Boise State, has decided to stick with Claeys in hopes that continuity will help.Our football program has now won eight games in the regular season three times in four seasons, Coyle said. We expect that our program will continue to grow and I am committed to putting us in a position to do so. This includes working with coach Claeys to evaluate where we need to improve and what each of us can do to ensure we meet our expectations.Coaches at power conference programs typically operate with more than two years remaining on their deals to help assure recruits of stability so it remains likely that Claeys will receive some sort of contract extension in the coming weeks.---AP Sports Writer Dave Campbell contributed to this report.---For more college football coverage: http://www.collegefootball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap Air Max 2018 China . Its 1987 and a Brazilian playmaker, known as Mirandinha, is being paraded around St James Park to the passionate Newcastle fans. White Air Max 2018 . -- Mike Smith never saw his first NHL goal go in. http://www.cheapairmaxonlinesale.com/ . Reassurance came from Paul Tesori, his caddie and close friend whose newborn son is in intensive care in a Florida hospital. "Paul sent me a text this morning, just told me he loved me and wanted to go out and fight as hard as I would any other day," Simpson said Sunday after doing just that. TORONTO -- Los Angeles Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs has been going through a tough stretch, and it was more of the same on Tuesday night.Russell Martin had three hits and two RBI, R.A. Dickey pitched 6 2/3 innings for his first home win since July 10 and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Angels 7-2.Skaggs (1-3) allowed four runs and four hits in four-plus innings and is winless in five starts. His five walks were a season-worst.Unfortunately, kind of the same stuff weve seen the last couple of starts, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. Whether its a release point issue, whether its a mechanical adjustment or whatever it is, hes a hair off right now and hes not able to make the pitches he needs to. Hes not missing by a lot but hes missing by enough where hes putting himself in bad counts.Skaggs has allowed four earned runs or more in each of his past four outings. He struck out two batters Tuesday, a season-low.Just not the results that I want, Skaggs said. Ive got to be better out there. Its getting a little frustrating.The Angels lost their 11th straight road game, their longest such skid since a 14-game streak in 1969.Nick Buss hit his first major league home run, but Los Angeles lost for the fourth time in six games. The Angels have lost 15 of 18 overall.Toronto remained tied with Boston for first place in the AL East. The Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 2-1.Dickey (9-13) came in 2-8 with a 5.57 ERA in 13 home starts but held the last-place Angels in check, allowing two runs and six hits.Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Dickey was fantastic after giving up a two-run homer to Buss in the second.Then he kind of put it in cruise control, Gibbons said.Martin had an RBI single in the first, drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk in the third, singled and scored in the fifth, and doubled over the head of center fielder Mike Trout in the seventh. Martin is 12 for 27 with nine RBI in his past five games.Hes smoking hot right now, Gibbons said.Michael Saunders hit his 21st home run, a solo shot off A. Wholesale Air Max 2018. J. Achter in the eighth, and Edwin Encarnacion and Darwin Barney each reached base three times as the Blue Jays won their fifth straight over the Angels. Toronto has outscored Los Angeles 51-16 in that span.Down the stretch every game is important, Barney said. I dont think were taking anyone lightly.Trailing 2-1, Toronto loaded the bases with no outs against Skaggs in the third. Barney scored the tying run when Martin walked and Encarnacion put the Blue Jays in front by scoring on Troy Tulowitzkis double play groundout.Buss finished 2 for 4, adding a bunt single in the ninth. He recorded multiple RBI for the first time.He looks very comfortable at the plate, Scioscia said. Hes certainly not overmatched. Hes hitting the ball hard. He looks like he belongs here.WALK THIS WAYTrout drew his AL-leading 86th walk in the third. Arizonas Paul Goldschmidt entered play Tuesday as the ML-leader with 92 walks, one more than Washingtons Bryce Harper.JOEY BATS ALMOST BACKBlue Jays OF Jose Bautista (left knee) is expected be activated off the 15-day DL as soon as he is eligible on Thursday. Gibbons said Bautista will be used at DH often to protect his knee.TRAINERS ROOMBlue Jays: 2B Devon Travis was not available after getting a cortisone injection in his sore right ring finger. Barney started in his place. ... OF Kevin Pillar (sprained left thumb) was activated off the 15-day DL and started in center field. RHP Ryan Tepera was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo to clear a spot for Pillar.UP NEXTAngels: RHP Matt Shoemaker (7-13, 4.14) is 1-1 with an 8.38 ERA in two career games against Toronto.Blue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada (7-5, 3.20) allowed a season-high five earned runs against the Yankees on Aug. 16. It was the third time in 21 starts this season Estrada has allowed more than three earned runs. 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 ' ' '
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