MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. Randy Johnson Jersey . -- England and Honduras drew 0-0 in a fiery and physical final World Cup warm-up match that saw Honduras defender Brayan Beckeles sent off at Sun Life Stadium on Saturday. The weather was as wild as some of the action on the pitch in Miami Gardens, with the game halted midway through the first half for 45 minutes due to a lightning storm. England struggled to create scoring chances even with a man advantage, and the pressure will grow for Ross Barkley to start in Brazil after the 20-year-old midfielder raised the tempo when he came on at half time. "If you look at the chances we had the better, but were quite frustrated," captain Steven Gerrard said. "The ref was poor, the game was interrupted, there was a big one in the first half and they were doing stupid fouls. There was no rhythm. Were frustrated but relieved at no injuries. "There were some horrific tackles for a friendly. I got caught with a bad one." Beckeles, who had been booked for a lunge on Danny Welbeck, was shown a second yellow card in the 66th minute after catching Leighton Baines face with his elbow. "The lesson is we cant play with 10, we need to be more careful," Honduras coach Luis Fernando Suarez said through a translator. Honduras kicks off its World Cup campaign next Sunday against France, a day after England opens against Italy. The hot and humid conditions were exactly what England came to Miami for, but not the storm that worsened during the opening 20 minutes. Before the disruption, Wayne Rooneys free kick was spilled by Noel Valladares but no England player was primed to exploit the goalkeepers shakiness. And, when Rooney set up Daniel Sturridge, the striker struck wide on the turn. Warning messages flashed up on stadium big screens urging fans to first leave their uncovered seats, and then for the players to go off the pitch. "We were just about to slice through them and it was a great relief for them when the rain came," England goalkeeper Joe Hart said. When they returned, Emilio Izaguirre was fortunate not to be sent off for tripping Sturridge and then kicking the striker as he was on the ground. The defender was only booked by Ricardo Salazar. "I dont understand refs seeing balls slammed into players chests," Gerrard said. "Its a clear red card." England was more threatening after the break when Rooney and captain Gerrard were replaced by the youthful legs of Barkley and Jack Wilshere. Barkley quickly unleashed a shot from outside the penalty area, and later burst forward unchallenged to feed Sturridge, who chipped wide. It was surprising that it took until the 66th for a red card to be shown, but England could not exploit its man advantage. Although Barkley was adding energy and pace with his runs, Sturridge squandered another opening when he headed wide from Glen Johnsons cross. "It was a real stop-start game, one of the most frustrating Ive been involved in for a long time," England coach Roy Hodgson said. "We had a long stoppage, I thought we dealt with it and in the second half it was attack vs. defence. "They got their men behind the ball and we didnt take our chances. We attempted to make them but this is a game I will soon forget. I will take the draw and that we got away without injuries and that we have experience against Central American opposition." Bryan Abreu Astros Jersey . Plata blasted a rising shot to the upper left corner for his team-leading seventh goal of the season. He got the kick after referee Allen Chapman ruled Chris Tierney fouled John Stertzer in the penalty area. Roy Oswalt Astros Jersey . Henderson (20-3) received winning scores of 48-47 and 49-46, and the other judge scored it 48-47 for Thomson (20-6). The announcement drew boos from the United Center crowd. "Train this hard for this long, its such a long camp and I see my title shot disappear," said Thomson, who fought most of the fight with a broken right hand.Ian Poulter reflects on the opening two rounds of The 145th Open and looks back on his time in the Sky Sports commentary team at Royal Troon. We have seen a tale of two very different days, where the weather was great on Thursday and nowhere near as good on Friday. Leaderboard The 145th Open The sun was shining and there wasnt much wind for the first, so the guys were able to take advantage of that and Phil Mickelson went on to shoot the round of the day to lead by three. The players then came out in blustery conditions for their second rounds and the wind was blowing slightly, so the guys were certainly tested more and more as the day progressed. Phil Mickelson took a one-shot lead in to the weekend Id like to have been playing, but my week here at Royal Troon has still been really good. I dont really like to think about what Im going to do after golf because I think Ive still got a lot of good years left in me.There are a lot of avenues I could possibly go down once you stop playing, as a number of guys have done, but Im trying to not think whats after golf and instead focusing more on whats about to happen. Over the past couple of days for Sky Sports Ive done some commentary and studio work, plus spent some time in the Open Zone. Brad Peacock Jersey. As Ive known most of the guys here for a number of years, it has just been a smooth hop across the rope to get stuck into the TV side of things.Ive enjoyed all of those roles, but of the three Id probably say I enjoyed the commentary the most, as you can see whats happening and can comment on the players as they go along. When youre in the studio, you dont really know whats coming until David Livingstone passes a question over you. Poulter visited Claude Harmon in the Open Zone Theres lots of bouncing around the different areas and plenty of hanging around waiting for your times on-air during the two days, but it has been a lot of fun.I havent hit many shots in the past eight weeks, but we are planning right now to get back playing again for early October. I havent chosen an event to play just yet, but thats remaining the goal. Watch The Open throughout the weekend live on Sky Sports - your proud new home of The Open Also See: The Open latest news Royal Troon leaderboard The Open ways to watch Golf live on Sky Sports 4 ' ' '
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DOVER, Del. Nets Jerseys 2020 . - Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon said Friday he will have to retire if he continues to suffer the same, excruciating back pain that he did before last weekends Coca-Cola 600. The 42-year-old Gordon is in no hurry to slow down. But he said he hopes he has found some solutions to the back woes that nearly forced him out of NASCARs longest race. Gordon cut short his practice runs last week because of back spasms and there was some concern whether or not he would be able to race. Regan Smith was on standby and Gordon needed treatment after the practice session. But he wound up in his familiar seat behind the wheel of the No. 24 and finished seventh, his ninth top-10 finish in 12 races this season. Gordon knows consistent, shooting pain like he suffered at Charlotte Motor Speedway could drive him toward an early retirement. "I can tell you, if that happens many more times, I wont have a choice," Gordon said Friday at Dover Motor Speedway. Gordon had soreness Monday and Tuesday, though that didnt deviate too much from how he would feel after driving 600 grueling miles. He said his back is not at 100 per cent, and probably never will be behind the wheel. At Daytona this year, Gordon insisted he was serious about considering retirement should he win a fifth championship. He looks every bit a title contender — he has a win and holds the points lead — and gutting out Charlotte proved to his Hendrick Motorsports team "its going to take a lot to get us down." Gordon suffered serious issues years ago in his back, specifically his lower spine, and needed anti-inflammatory medication and workouts with a trainer to return to full strength. He drove in pain during a winless 2008 season and briefly contemplated retirement. For all his back woes, Gordon said he never felt the stabbing pain there like he did last weekend. Gordon said hell make adjustments to his race weekend routine to keep his back loose to withstand hours crunched in a stock car. He needs to stay active and not sit during lengthy breaks in practice and qualifying. Gordon sat more than three hours last week between practice and qualifying, a gap that left he believed led his creaky back to a breakdown. "Once that happened, there was nothing that was going to fix it until I had those injections on Saturday," he said. Gordon has no standby driver at Dover. He felt fine on Friday. But once inside the No. 24, all bets are off. "Its just something I continue to learn and push through," he said. "Its no big deal." Brooklyn Nets Gear . -- Isaiah Pead took a stutter step forward, then raced to the left sideline and travelled 60 yards up the field before finally getting tripped up by a leg tackle. Brooklyn Nets Pro Shop . His Brazilian opponents said he produced miracles. There is no doubt that Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was the one responsible for spoiling Brazils hopes of another World Cup victory at its home tournament.JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is getting tests on his strained right hamstring. Coach Gus Bradley says Jones-Drew will have an MRI to determine the extent of the injury. Bradley says, "Well know more about it once we get the results back." Jones-Drew strained his hamstring late in Thursday nights 27-20 victory against Houston. He rran 14 times for a season-high 103 yards, including a 48-yarder in the third quarter that set up the winning touchdown. Cheap Nets Jerseys . He also had 20 yards receiving. Jones-Drew, who missed most of last season with a foot injury, has 719 yards rushing this season -- 264 yards in the last three games, all wins. Jones-Drew insisted after Thursday nights win that he would be fine. ' ' '