NEW YORK -- Four weeks after straining his right hamstring, David Wright is ready for the next step in his recovery. The All-Star third baseman was headed to the New York Mets complex in Florida on Thursday, a day before the team begins a nine-game road trip. He said he feels fine swinging and fielding, but hes not running full speed and isnt ready for rehab games. Mets manager Terry Collins had said Wright might play in a minor league game this weekend. "Hopefully soon," Wright said. "I think Im ahead of schedule." After playing through nagging soreness in his hamstring for about a week, Wright was injured Aug. 2 while legging out an infield single. He said the medical staff has told him its a six-week injury, which would put him on track to return in mid-September. The Mets captain is determined to come back before the season ends because he doesnt want to go into next year with any uncertainty about his health. But he wants to make sure he rehabs properly and heals completely so his hamstring doesnt become a chronic problem. "I want to finish the season strong," Wright said. "All signs are good. I havent had a single setback yet." A seven-time All-Star, Wright is hitting .309 with 16 home runs and 54 RBIs. While the team was home, he worked with the Mets medical staff at Citi Field. Now, hell report to Port St. Lucie, Fla. Philadelphia infielder Michael Young cautioned Wright this week against rushing back from a strained hamstring. Young said he did just that and got reinjured during the 2009 pennant race with Texas, costing him two more weeks. Wright said he appreciated the gesture. "Basically the cardinal rule I told him was -- and this was told to me by other guys who had hamstring injuries -- the second you think youre ready to play, wait three more days," Young said. "That way you know youre ready." Its been a difficult month for Wright and the rebuilding Mets, who are 11-14 since his injury. All-Star ace Matt Harvey was diagnosed with a partially torn elbow ligament Monday and hopes to avoid Tommy John surgery. One day later, New York traded two of its top run producers (Marlon Byrd and John Buck) to Pittsburgh for a pair of prospects. "I think that the Matt Harvey situation obviously kind of blindsided everybody, as well as hes been throwing the ball," Wright said. "But Ive done my rehab with him the last couple days and hes in good spirits." The 24-year-old Harvey has blossomed into one of baseballs most dominant pitchers during his first full season in the majors. But his injury jeopardizes New Yorks aspirations of contending for a playoff spot next season. Tommy John surgery would likely sideline Harvey for all of 2014, though the right-hander tweeted Tuesday that hell be back on the mound next April. He was heartened after talking to other pitchers who had similar symptoms or injuries and didnt require surgery, including Philadelphia right-hander Roy Halladay. The Mets said no decision will be made until Harvey is re-examined in a few weeks after the swelling subsides. "Hopefully, he can just rehab it. But if surgery is the option, then weve got to find a way," Wright said. One reason Wright signed a $138 million, eight-year contract last winter was his faith in general manager Sandy Alderson and all the young power pitching the Mets have on the horizon. However, Harvey is a huge cornerstone. "I dont think one injury that may or may not affect next year is going to affect the overall plan," said the 30-year-old Wright. "With the money that we have coming off the books this year, I expect us to go out there and make this team better, whether its through free agency, whether its through trades. I still believe in the vision that Sandy has. "Hopefully, Matts back next year. But if not, Im still confident in the plan," he added. Jonathan Allen Jersey
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. Portuguese sides Benfica and Porto also advanced to the last eight while Basel overcame an early red card to win 2-1 at Salzburg and progress from a last-16 second leg that was briefly suspended because of crowd trouble. Lyon, Valencia and AZ Alkmaar will also be in Fridays draw in Nyon, Switzerland, where the team to avoid will be Juventus -- even though the Italian champions made heavy work of their all-Italian last-16 match against Fiorentina. CALGARY -- First they smashed the start record, then they broke it again. Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse also set a new Canadian track record while they were at it, emphatically showing to the rest of the womens bobsled field that the Olympic champions are back and better than ever. The Canadian duo won gold in their first World Cup race together in over two years Saturday, blazing down the Canada Olympic Park track in 55.89 seconds to seal the victory and trim nearly a quarter-second off the previous record in the process. "It just felt comfortable right from Day 1 as soon as Heather came back in the summer," Humphries said. "Being with her again, everything kind of came back and it just fit." Humphries, from Calgary, and Moyse, from Summerside, P.E.I., posted a two-run time of one minute 52.77 seconds to finish over a half-second ahead of Americans Elana Meyers and Aja Evans, who took silver in 1:53.33. Another American duo, Jamie Greubel and Katie Eberling, took the bronze in 1:53.62. Earlier, American Steven Holcomb completed a sweep of the mens races with a victory in the four-man event while Canadian Chris Spring just missed the podium with a fourth-place finish. Humphries won a world title last year with Chelsea Valois and has reached the podium at 14 straight events. Moyse, who competed in track cycling and rugby while taking a break from bobsled, has returned in top condition after undergoing hip surgery a year ago. The Canadians didnt wait long to display the form that led them to gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games. Moyse, who won a push competition here last weekend, helped power the Canada 1 sled to a start record of 5.48 seconds. Another three-100ths of a second was trimmed off the mark in the second run. It was the kind of performance Moyse had in mind over the last year as she underwent a gruelling training schedule and rehabilitation to get back to her previous level after surgery. "Just determination and the sheer red-headed willpower and stubbornness of wanting to prove to myself that I can do it," Moyse said of her motivation. The Canadians first started sliding together in 2009. Off and on, they have spent about 2 1/2 years together as a duo. They beat the previous Canadian track record of 56.06, which was set by Lesa Mayes-Stringer and Jamie Cruickshank in 2005. Shauna Rohbock and Valerie Fleming of the United States set the all-time womens track mark of 55.dddddddddddd44 that same year. Its early in the season, but Humphries and Moyse are already the clear favourites to return to the top of the podium in Sochi this February. "I think we take the pressure off of each other ... were doing this because we want to do it, not because we have to do it," Moyse said. "And I think that when we keep reminding ourselves that were here because we want to be here, then it helps to melt away all the outside stresses. "I think thats how we did it in Vancouver and hopefully we can just keep doing that this year." Edmontons Jennifer Ciochetti and Valois, from Zenon Park, Sask., were ninth. Holcomb, the reigning Olympic gold medallist, guided his team of Curt Tomasevicz, Steven Langton and Chris Fogt to a two-run time of 1:48.56. Germanys Maximilian Arndt and Russias Alexander Zubkov finished tied for second place in 1:48.65. Spring, from Calgary, was fourth in 1:48.67. "Were a little off the podium, its not what we wanted but there are lots of positives to come out of this," he said. "Well leave here pretty happy and moving on to the next stop, weve got some good momentum coming our way." Spring was eighth after the first run but had the fastest time in the second run on a cool, overcast afternoon. Holcomb and Langton won gold in the two-man race on Friday at the season-opening event. "For us to have this first World Cup under our belts with a new team and new equipment, its kind of like having a monkey off our back," Langton said. "It gives us that confidence moving forward." Spring and Jesse Lumsden of Burlington, Ont., won bronze in the two-man race. They were joined by Cody Sorensen of Ottawa and Saskatoons Ben Coakwell for the four-man competition. The other Canadian mens sleds also cracked the top 10 on Saturday. Lyndon Rush of Humboldt, Sask., was sixth in 1:48.88 and Justin Kripps of Summerland, B.C., was ninth in 1:49.02. Rush was joined by David Bissett and Neville Wright, both of Edmonton, and Calgarys Lascelles Brown. Kripps piloted James MacNaughton of Newmarket, Ont., Torontos Tim Randall and Graeme Rinholm of Medicine Hat, Alta. The World Cup season continues next weekend with an event in Park City, Utah. Cheap Chargers Hoodies Cheap Browns Hoodies Cheap Texans Hoodies Cheap Ravens Hoodies Cheap Panthers Hoodies Cheap Jets Hoodies Cheap Titans Hoodies Cheap Chiefs Hoodies Cheap Bills Hoodies Cheap Colts Hoodies Cheap Cardinals Hoodies Cheap Buccaneers Hoodies Cheap Rams Hoodies Cheap Jaguars Hoodies Cheap Falcons Hoodies Cheap Bengals Hoodies
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