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Hands firmly across his chest, and not even the hint of a smile on his lips, Neil Hawgoods body language might have seemed inexplicable. Adrian Beltre Jersey . The coach of the Indian womens hockey team had just watched his side create history. They had beaten China 2-1 following goals from Grace Deep Ekka and Deepika Thakur, in the final of the Asian Champions Trophy. It was the first time in four attempts that India had claimed the continental crown.The players themselves were ecstatic. They draped themselves in the national flag. They danced in the team bus and ordered previously forbidden pizza once they got back to the hotel. On the ground they had even made an attempt to hoist Hawgood on their shoulders but the Australian would have none of it and the girls gave up after lifting him a few inches off the ground. When it came for posing for pictures with the trophy, Hawgood, still with very little expression on his face, stood in the corner of the frame.The Indian team understood.Coach gets emotional very quickly. After our match against Japan [where the team settled for a draw after giving up a two-goal cushion] he was crying. This time he was so happy that he probably didnt want to show his emotion, Deepika told ESPN soon after scoring the winning strike off a penalty corner with 17 seconds left on the clock.Hawgood would explain his actions later. I get more enjoyment from watching the girls celebrate. It is their success and they deserved to be at the centre of it all, he told ESPN from Singapore following what was only his sides third win against China in the last 13 encounters.The win was the second bit of history that India have created this year. They had broken a 36-year drought by qualifying for the Olympics. Once there, the side performed poorly, losing all but one game and finishing with a -15 goal difference. Hawgood and his team, however, believe that the bruising experience in Rio has paid off.We cant underestimate the role that qualifying for the Olympics has made to the team, he said. You learn more from a big lesson than a number of smaller lessons. At the Olympics, the team learned how they needed to play at a higher level for longer periods of time.Against a Chinese team ranked four places higher than them at eighth in the world, India were able to soak up spells of sustained pressure, particularly in the second and third quarters when the game seemed to ebb. The team was able to knuckle down, he said. They were able to stay focused and get through those hard periods.Deepika, who with 182 caps is the most experienced member of the squad, and had featured in three winless Asian Champions Trophy campaigns before this one, said the side is much stronger mentally.Unlike in previous editions, we werent worried how we would perform this time, she said. After having qualified for the Olympics we dont just want to be a team that takes part. We dont think we are just a normal team any more. We expect better from ourselves. Is baar jeet ki bhukh aa gayi hai team mein (We have the hunger to win now). Frankly anything less than winning the Champions Trophy would have been a disappointment for us.Indeed, Hawgood had told his side before the tournament that this was their best chance to claim the continental crown. At the end of the Olympic cycle, most teams will be rebuilding [China would send a U-21 squad]. On the other hand, we only had three seniors [albeit including captain Sushila Chanu] missing out this tournament, he said.While he expected the title, Hawgood rates the win highly simply because it means that the momentum created by the Olympic qualification is maintained. However, he knows that while his side are competitive in Asia, there is a long way to go. We are top of the mountain in Asia, but only halfway up where we need to be at the world level, he said.The team will have little time to rest on their laurels. Flying back to India on Saturday, they begin training almost immediately. After a 10-day camp, they head to Australia where they play a three-match test series against a side to whom they lost 6-1 in the Olympics. We have bigger challenges, he said. Hockey goes on.Hawgood says the side will pick another three or four newcomers for the Australia tour. There are also other areas India have to work on. The teams penalty corner woes continued in Singapore too. They converted one of seven in their final league game against China, which was the only game they lost in the tournament.We dont need just a single drag flicker, Hawgood said. We probably need two or three. But when I returned to the Indian team 12 months ago, I didnt feel that we had the time to develop one before the Olympics. But it is something we need. Tyson Ross Jersey .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Cole Hamels Jersey . Fred Couples, captain of the U.S. side, put it all into perspective. "We know whos in charge," he said. http://www.authenticrangerspro.com/rangers-prince-fielder-jersey/ . -- Matt Kuchar and Harris English ran away with the Franklin Templeton Shootout, shooting a 14-under 58 on Sunday in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record. DENVER -- It seemed like the Colorado Rockies were in good shape to take both of their home games against the Texas Rangers.A faltering bullpen cost them a chance to get either one.Adrian Beltre hit a two-run double, Elvis Andrus added a tiebreaking single and the Rangers scored four runs in the eighth inning to beat the Rockies 7-5 on Tuesday.The AL West leaders had five hits in the inning and handed Colorado another tough loss in the two-game sweep. The late-game rally came after the Rangers scored three times in the ninth to beat the Rockies 4-3 on Monday night.I feel that we have played very well the last couple nights, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. But we didnt avoid the big innings, late. We have to be able to do that.On Tuesday, Texas had four consecutive hits off Scott Oberg (0-1) as Carlos Beltran drove in a run with a single and Beltre tied the game with a two-run double. Andrus gave his team the lead when he drove in Beltre with his second hit of the game.Colorados shaky bullpen performance comes after Carlos Estevez blew two ninth-inning leads in four days and was taken out of the closer role.The Rockies have lost five of six and finished their homestand 3-5. The teams head to Texas to begin a two-game set Wednesday.I didnt get things done, Oberg said. If I execute the right pitches, I hopefully get the results that I want. Unfortunately, today I wasnt able to do that.Tyler Chatwood allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings and struck out a season-high eight for Colorado.Charlie Blackmon homered and doubled, rookie David Dahl tripled to extend his hitting streak to 15 games, and Nolan Arenado drove in his National-League leading 90th and 91st RBI for the Rockies.There are going to be a lot of periods over the course of a season where you feel like (you) missed an opportunity, Blackmon said. Today is definitely one of those.Blackmon hit Griffins fourth pitch of the game over the wall in right-center field for his seventh leadoff home run of the season. Later in the inning, Dahl tripled and Arenado brought him home with a single to extend Colorados lead to 2-0.Arenado and Gerardo Parra added RBI singles in the third. Mark Reynolds came off the bench aand drove in a run with a single in the fifth to push the lead to 5-1. Will Middlebrooks Jersey. A.J. Griffin struggled in his start for the Rangers, allowing five runs in 4 2/3 innings. He avoided losing his first game since July 10 thanks to another Rangers late rally.Alex Claudio (3-1) threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief and Sam Dyson picked up his 25th save in 28 chances.ESTEVEZ OUT AS CLOSEREstevez was removed from the Rockies closer role after blowing two save opportunities in four days. Estevez had five blown saves in 16 opportunities this season.Im going to get him out of that role for a little bit just to let him catch his breath, Weiss said. Hes made of all the right stuff. Hes going to be a great closer in this league for a long time.RHP Adam Ottavino will take the bulk of the save opportunities going forward, Weiss said. Ottavino was the teams closer before undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2015.NO WALKSChatwood didnt surrender a walk on Tuesday after he had given up 15 in his previous 18 innings.TRAINERS ROOMRockies: An MRI showed no new damage for OF Carlos Gonzalez (ankle), who sat out after he left in the second inning of Mondays 4-3 loss with left ankle inflammation. Its the third time Gonzalez has not been in the lineup since spraining his ankle on a groundout six days ago. ... SS Trevor Story (thumb), who is expected to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn UCL Thursday, will get his stitches removed Aug. 19. He is in the strengthening phase right now, Rockies athletic trainer Keith Dugger said. Hes doing really good. He is pain free and has full range of motion. Keith Dugger said. Hes doing really good. He is pain free and has full range of motion.UP NEXTRangers: LHP Martin Perez (7-8, 4.33 ERA) is 0-4 with a 7.07 ERA in his past six starts. He allowed five runs in seven innings against Houston in his previous start.Rockies: LHP Jorge De La Rosa (7-7, 5.24 ERA) has a quality start in eight of his past nine outings. In his previous start, the 35-year-old allowed one run in six innings. NFL Jerseys ChinaNFL Jerseys WholesaleChina NFL JerseysStitched JerseysChina JerseysDiscount NFL JerseysWholesale Jerseys China ' ' '