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LONDON -- However -- and whenever -- David Moyes Manchester United career ends, the first trophy he lifted is unlikely to be considered a defining moment. Matt Joyce Pirates Jersey . In fact, Moyes considers the Community Shield -- collected on Sunday after United beat Wigan 2-0 -- to be the 50th and final title of Alex Fergusons illustrious managerial career that ended in May. "It was his team that won the Premier League by (11) points last season so todays is really Sir Alexs (win)," Moyes said after the clash of the league and FA Cup winners at Wembley Stadium. "The ones going forward will be down to me. So big thank you for Sir Alex getting me into this position." For the former Everton manager, who was hand-picked by Ferguson to succeed him after nearly 27 years at Old Trafford, the traditional curtain-raiser to the English season was all about avoiding embarrassment. And Robin van Persies double against the FA Cup winners will lift some of the anxieties around United following a lacklustre run of pre-season results before its Premier League title defence begins next weekend. "Ive been really impressed with Robin," Moyes said. "Hes been easy to work with. Hes been really receptive and helpful." The sixth-minute header and second-half deflected strike reinforced Van Persies status as Uniteds leading striker during Wayne Rooneys absence. The future of Rooney was the biggest issue Ferguson left Moyes to resolve. The former Everton manager has been steadfast through an off-season of agitating by the unsettled striker that he would not be sold, with two bids from Chelsea rejected. Rooney was ruled out of all the official preseason fixtures and Sundays match due to hamstring and shoulder problems. But, adding to the mystery, Moyes said that while Rooney is in line to play for England against Scotland on Wednesday, hes unlikely to be fit for Uniteds Premier League opener at Swansea on Saturday. "I dont see why you think thats confusing," Moyes said at a post-match media conference dominated by questions about Rooneys future. Moyes insisted that he "didnt fall out with Wayne." The reason for Rooneys frustration seems to be Van Persie, with the Netherlands striker moving above him in the pecking order since joining a year ago from Arsenal. And Van Persie took just six minutes to find the net at a sun-drenched Wembley in north London. After Van Persie sent the ball to Evra on the left flank, the left back crossed the ball back to the forward in the penalty area to head past goalkeeper Scott Carson. It was game over, with Wigan rarely posing a threat. Winning the FA Cup was the high point for Wigan last season, with its first major trophy success followed by relegation from the Premier League. It was Moyes going to United that led to Wigan losing manager Roberto Martinez after the cup triumph. After Martinez headed to Everton, Owen Coyle was hired by Wigan. The League Championship season is already under way, and returning to the worlds richest league is Coyles priority, even with a Europa League campaign to look forward to, starting in September. The couple of opportunities Wigan did have to equalize were squandered against the 20-time English champions. After James McClean worked his way down the left flank, Grant Holt couldnt get on the end of his cross. And just before half time, Leon Barnetts header was off-target. After the tour of Asia and Australia that yielded just two wins this was a trouble-free preparation for the season for United. "We looked a lot better today," midfielder Michael Carrick said. Although it was a routine victory, the lack of spark highlighted Uniteds failure to reinforce the squad, with moves for Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcantara both faltering. Instead, Van Persies goals served as a reminder of the success of Ferguson a year ago in prizing a top asset from a fierce rival. Although quiet after the first goal he sprang into life again to net again just before the hour. Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck did the hard work in carving out the opportunity, and the low strike from Van Persie was heading on target but landed in the net after taking a deflection off James Perch past Scott Carson. And, for the first time in Uniteds history, a manager collected a trophy in his first season. What was missing in the game was a disputed goal. This would have been the first time in English football history when the referee could defer to goal-line technology with Hawk-Eyes 14 cameras in the ground following FIFA approval. Starling Marte Jersey . 15 in Hamburg. The fight was originally slated for Sept. 6 but had to be postponed after Klitschko tore a bicep in sparring and was forced to miss four weeks of training. Pittsburgh Pirates Jersey . New York City FC introduced Frank Lampard in Brooklyn on Thursday after signing the 36-year-old former Chelsea midfielder to a two-year contract.TORONTO - As anticipated, Thursday nights NBA Draft turned out to be a historic evening for Canadian basketball, however the Raptors, the countrys lone team, became reluctant spectators despite their best efforts to get in on the festivities. In many ways it was a celebration of how far the country has come and how much the sport has grown within it. In total, four Canadian players were selected - setting a league record - including three in the top 18, all from the Greater Toronto Area. For the second consecutive year Canada produced the top pick, 19-year-old phenom and Vaughan-native Andrew Wiggins, who will join last years No. 1 selection Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson and Dwight Powell - picked in the second-round of Thursdays draft - in Cleveland. Mississaugas Nik Stauskas followed suit, going to the Sacramento Kings at pick No. 8 before the Phoenix Suns - owners of the 18th pick - nabbed Brampton point guard Tyler Ennis, a player that sat atop the Raptors board when he heard his name called. It was a bittersweet moment for the 19-year-old Ennis, who was finally realizing his lifelong dream, albeit two picks away from beginning his career with his hometown team. The Raptors, drafting 20th, struck out on their top target but it wasnt for a lack of effort or interest. "We tried everything," Dwane Casey admitted shortly after the first-round concluded. "It just didnt work out." Masai Ujiri and his staff tracked Ennis throughout his freshman year at Syracuse and quickly became enamoured with his poise at the point guard position. Until recently they believed there was little chance he would fall to them, or even come close. With his stock fluctuating leading up to the draft, Ujiri hoped Ennis would be available to them, also exploring several scenarios to trade up and even entice the Suns to give him up after the selection had been made. With Ennis off the board, Ujiri opted for the next player on his wish list, Brazilian mystery man Bruno Caboclo "We decided we lost one," said the Raptors general manager, "were not going to lose the other one. So we jumped on it." The Raptors came that close to drafting what would have been the first Canadian selected in their 20-year franchise history, but given the rate in which the country is producing high-level talent its only a matter of time until that vision - which once seemed like a pipe dream - becomes a reality. "Ennis was a target for us but he was picked by another team," Ujiri lamented. "We will have Canadians on our team. Definitely we will have Canadian players on our team. Theyre all over the league now. The last two first picks have been Canadian." "We tried and it didnt work out this time," he conntinued, "but were glad theres a lot a lot of them in the league and eventually well get a couple of Canadians here, trust me. Jeff Locke Jersey. Itll come, well get them here." Thursday served as a friendly reminder, Canada isnt going anywhere. After hemming and hawing for weeks, the Cavaliers finally decided on Wiggins with their No. 1 overall pick. Decked out in a captivating black suit decorated with white floral print and topped off with a black bow tie, the one and done Kansas star couldnt hide his joy when first-year commissioner Adam Silver called his name. "A thousand thoughts are going through my head right now," Wiggins said minutes later. "Its a dream come true. Ive been dreaming of this moment since I was a little kid. My dream was just to make the NBA and now going to high school and college the opportunity of going number one came into talk and now I accomplished that. So its a crazy feeling right now. I dont even know how I feel. It doesnt feel real right now." "I always believed it," Stauskas added. "I believed in myself and I dont think many other people did but this is something Ive always felt is a possibility for me and I just kept working my hardest to make it happen. Its a cliche but dreams really do come true when you put all your effort into it." What could this night mean for the country? "I just think its huge," Wiggins said. "It opens doors for all the youth and everyone in Canada. It gives them hope. Because coming up when I was Canada, I wasnt ranked or nothing, I wasnt known. I didnt have no offers or anything like that. But I just kept my head straight and kept working on my game and look where I am today. So I just think it gives everyone hope that they can do the same thing and accomplish whatever I do because its possible if they work hard." The Raptors, like most of the 29 other teams, did pass up on four other eligible Canadians that went undrafted Thursday. Montreals Khem Birch, Calgarys Jordan Bachynski, Toronto-native and reigning Big 12 player of the year Melvin Ejim and the 7-foot-5 Sim Bhullar, also from the Toronto area, didnt hear their name called. Instead, Toronto opted for UConn forward DeAndre Daniels with an early second-round pick and traded the 59th overall pick to the Brooklyn Nets. Ujiri has maintained that if and when the Raptors do add a Canadian he wont be employed for his passport and he wont be sitting at the end of the bench. The pressure surrounding that type of player in that situation would be unfair, hes said. All four of the undrafted Canadian players are expected to catch on with Summer League teams, hoping to earn a spot on an NBA roster before weighing their options overseas or in the D-League. 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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