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PARIS - No one embodies Lyons ambitious rebuilding project more than homegrown strike
PARIS - No one embodies Lyons ambitious rebuilding project more than homegrown striker Alexandre Lacazette. Albert McClellan Jersey .The 23-year-old France international has taken the French league by storm, scoring 17 goals in a stunning first half to the season that saw the seven-time champions climb to second place in the standings.Lacazettes technical skills have not gone unnoticed, with the former Under-19 European champions prowess prompting interest from big European clubs such as Manchester City and Arsenal.Although a premature departure overseas looks possible, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas — the man who oversaw the clubs rise to the summit of French football in the 2000s — has told the fans he wont sell his rising star.We have invested more than 400 million euros ($474 million) in a new stadium, Aulas said. Selling our best players, who could help us play the Champions League in this stadium, would be the negation of our strategy, said Aulas, whose starting XI includes eight homegrown players.Lacazette, who has been nurtured Lyon since he was 10, has blossomed this season alongside a bunch of locally groomed talents such as Nabil Fekir, Anthony Lopes or Maxime Gonalons.The system was put in place a while ago, but the economic context may mean some people have to leave, Lacazette said. If were no longer all together, we certainly wont have the same collective strength. As for me, if the club can continue to allow me to improve, why shouldnt I stay?Aulass wise financial management is paying off, with his team boasting the leagues best attacking record and sitting one point above Paris Saint-Germain ahead of Sundays reception of Toulouse.Only Marseille, which tops the standings two points clear of Hubert Fourniers side, has fared better. Following its shock elimination in the French Cup by fourth-tier Grenoble, Marseille visits Montpellier on Friday and PSG travels to struggling Bastia on Saturday.Lyons new stadium is expected to be ready in 2016, and Gonalons is hopeful the new crop of players will have matured by this time.The young lads still have a lot to learn, the world of professional football isnt easy, the midfielder said. But Ive always said that if the club is capable of holding on to all the young players, I think that in two or three years well have a really formidable team, because we have quality players and good people.Gonalons, who joined the club when he was 11, is praising the club academys staff for their work in developing a winning culture that compensates for the lack of money.The coaches are all former Lyon players, he said. Winning is very important here. You only need to see the president to know that, and its this mentality that has enabled Lyon to reach such a high level. He wants to win time and time again. When you see his attitude, you cant help but give your all every single day. Javorius Allen Jersey . Jamies number grades given are out of five, with five being the best mark. Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings (3) - Early goal against was on the power play. Tyus Bowser Jersey . -- Kurt Buschs Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, in some ways, was like his career wrapped into one afternoon. .com) - The Carolina Hurricanes placed defenseman John-Michael Liles on injured reserve Tuesday. NEW YORK -- At least on this day, Chris Tillman and the Baltimore Orioles were better than the best pitcher in the big leagues this season. Tillman tossed seven innings of four-hit ball and Baltimore beat the New York Yankees 8-0 Sunday, handing Masahiro Tanaka his second major league loss. "Hes some kind of pitcher," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "We were fortunate to catch him on a day when he wasnt as sharp as he normally is." Jonathan Schoop homered off Tanaka for the second time and fellow rookie Caleb Joseph capped the scoring with his first career homer. J.J. Hardy hit a three-run double for the Orioles, who spoiled Old-Timers Day at Yankee Stadium and took two of three from their AL East rivals. After squandering a ninth-inning lead in Friday nights loss, Baltimore outhomered the Yankees 6-1 and outscored them 14-1 in the final two games of the series. "What does it say about this team? That we have a short memory," Hardy said. New York slugger Mark Teixeira left in the eighth after getting hit on the toes of his left foot by an 85 mph slider from T.J. McFarland. Teixeira hobbled toward first, then slammed his helmet to the ground in anger before heading into the dugout. X-rays were negative, manager Joe Girardi said. "I thought it was broken again. I took it out on my helmet," Teixeira said. "Just breathing a sigh of relief right now." Tillman (6-4) snapped a two-start skid, though he pitched well in those outings, and improved to 6-0 on the road -- though he entered with a 6.33 ERA away from home. "I made some adjustments during my side sessions and I was able to carry them out to the mound with me today," Tillman said. Tanaka (11-2) allowed three runs in seven innings, giving him a quality start all 15 times out this season. But the Yankees provided no support for the Japanese rookie, who entered with the most wins in the majors and the best ERA (1.99) in the American League. His only other defeat came on May 20 against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Then he went 5-0 with a 1.26 ERA in his next five starts before Sunday. Hardy hit a bases-loaded double in a four-run eighth against Adam Warren after a disputed call went against the Yankees. As he tried for aa double play, third baseman Kelly Johnson was taken out by Steve Pearce on what appeared to be an illegal slide too far from the bag. Marlon Humphrey Jersey. Girardi called it a "pretty malicious" and "dangerous" play, but Pearce said he wasnt trying to hurt Johnson. Manny Machado chopped an RBI single, and Joseph homered in the ninth. Joseph said he was excited that his first home run came at Yankee Stadium, and he ran up the tunnel and hid for a while to turn the tables on his teammates who were planning the silent treatment. The 28-year-old catcher got the souvenir ball back, and said he was told it was Derek Jeter who went to the ball boy and made sure of it. "He might have been the only one on the field that knew it was my first major league home run," Joseph said. "Im really thankful that he did that." Schoop homered to left on a 2-2 pitch in the second, making the 22-year-old infielder from Curacao the only big league player to go deep twice against Tanaka. Schoop also connected for a three-run shot at Yankee Stadium on April 9, when Tanaka ended up with a no-decision in Baltimores 5-4 victory. "I saw the ball pretty well. It was up," Schoop said. "I think he missed a little bit." Hardy singled to start the seventh and went to third on Machados double. Schoop had an RBI groundout, and Joseph hit a long sacrifice fly after fouling off a suicide squeeze attempt. "I feel like that I kind of let the game go there," Tanaka said through a translator. NOTES: Before the game, Hall of Fame reliever Goose Gossage was honoured with a plaque to be put in Monument Park -- part of festivities for the 68th annual Old-Timers Day at Yankee Stadium. Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford, both in their 80s, waved from a golf cart and received standing ovations. ... The recorded voice of late public address announcer Bob Sheppard welcomed fans to Old-Timers Day. Showalter, who managed the Yankees from 1992-95, was introduced to a warm ovation. He popped out of the dugout in full Orioles gear and waved to the crowd before hugging former GM Gene Michael and other ex-Yankees along the third base line. ... 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