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LIVERPOOL, England - Diego Costas second-half goal earned Chelsea a 2-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday as the unbeaten leader negotiated another tough test in its relentless challenge for the Premier League title. China Jerseys .Dropped by Spain on Friday to allow him to recover from a string of nagging injuries, Costa started at Anfield and drove home his 10th league goal of the season in the 67th minute after Cesar Azpilicuetas cross was parried out.Chelsea had to come from behind to secure a ninth victory in 11 games after German midfielder Emre Can scored for Liverpool from a deflected shot in the ninth minute.Gary Cahill equalized with a scrappy goal from a corner in the 14th that required confirmation from goal-line technology, and Costa capped the comeback to continue his prolific first season at Stamford Bridge.In the second half, we showed something new, which is to be 1-1 at Anfield and not accept the result as a good result and play to win, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said. I think we were very impressive. We want to play. We want to win. We want the ball. The personality of the team is amazing.Asked if his team could go through the season unbeaten, Mourinho said it would be the impossible job.Chelseas 2-0 win here in April — sparked by Steven Gerrards slip for Demba Bas first goal — was a key factor in Liverpool losing out on the league title last season, and the two clubs paths have gone in opposite ways ever since.Chelsea hasnt lost in 13 league games since and is the overwhelming favourite to capture the title this season, especially having played four of its toughest fixtures — Liverpool, Everton and the two Manchester clubs away. Liverpool, meanwhile, is now 15 points adrift of Chelsea and has only won four of 11 matches this campaign.Getting into the top four is the main aim for us, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said.Rodgers was under pressure to get a result — and not just because of his teams huge deficit to Chelsea. He had also prioritized this game by fielding what many perceived as a weakened team against Real Madrid in the Champions League in midweek, a decision that was widely criticized.His regulars, including Gerrard, Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli, returned in a lineup showing seven changes from Tuesdays 1-0 loss, but the gamble didnt pay off.Its been a difficult week for us, said Rodgers, who added that he didnt regret any decisions he made this week.It was one of the starters in Madrid who opened the scoring. Can collected the ball 35 metres out, advanced toward the penalty area under no pressure and struck a fierce shot that deflected off Cahills shoulder and spun into the net, past wrong-footed goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.Cahill made amends five minutes later with a scrappy goal from a corner when Liverpools marking was abject. Costas header was flicked on by John Terry and batted out by goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Cahill side-footed the loose ball straight at Mignolet, who caught it but fell backward and carried the ball over the line.Chelsea stayed on the offensive for the rest of the half and nervousness spread through Anfield — and that appeared to transmit to the Liverpool team as passes went astray and clearances were rushed.The second half was more even, but Costa always looked threatening, producing an overhead kick in the 51st that flew over the bar.He made no mistake with his next chance, slamming a right-foot volley low into the net after Azpilicueta had escaped down the left past Sterling.Chelsea survived a strong penalty claim when Cahill appeared to lean into a shot from Gerrard and the ball struck his left arm in the area, but the referee waved play on.It was a clear, clear penalty, Rodgers said.Liverpool has now lost three games in eight days — and Balotelli remains without a league goal. The striker was substituted in the 79th minute and didnt come close to scoring. China Jerseys 2020 .Two San Francisco radio stations say they wont play the song during the duration of the World Series. A Kansas City, Missouri, station responded with plans to play the Grammy-winning track every hour from 7 a. China Jerseys Cheap . MacArthur scored two goals, and the Senators outlasted Detroit in a testy third period to beat the Red Wings 4-2 on Saturday night.DENVER -- The Atlanta Braves scored early and often and they needed nearly every one of those runs to beat the Colorado Rockies. Andrelton Simmons hit his first career grand slam as part of a seven-run first inning, and the Braves held on to beat Colorado 13-10 on Tuesday night. Evan Gattis had a home run among his three hits and Freddie Freeman also homered for the Braves, who had season-highs of 16 hits and 13 runs but had to sweat out a win in the late innings. "Nothing surprises me in this ballpark," Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Ive been in this office in the same situation with a loss hanging over your head." The teams combined for 29 hits and neither starter made it out of the fifth inning. Rockies right-hander Juan Nicasio lasted just 3 2-3 innings and Atlantas Mike Minor left after giving up two hits to start the fifth. David Hale (2-0) pitched 2 1-3 innings of relief for the win. "I wasnt making quality pitches early on and later on I felt like I was making better pitches and couldnt get out of a jam," Minor said. "They were scoring all night." The Rockies trailed 13-9 when reliever Jordan Walden walked the bases loaded with no outs in the eighth. One out later Shae Simmons came on and allowed a sacrifice fly by Justin Morneau but then struck out Josh Rutledge to end the threat. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth for his 18th save in 21 chances. "Kimbrel was great," Gonzalez said. "We score seven in the first inning and we needed a shutdown inning." Nicasio had a scary moment when he deflected a line drive by Justin Upton with his glove in the bottom of the first. Nicasio fractured his neck and sustained a concussion when he was hit in the head by a line drive on Aug. 5, 2011. He missed the rest of his rookie season. "That was scary. You definitely look at his past history and know what happened," shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said. "Its something you dont want to see. But Juan is a tough kid. I think hes really over that." The Braves also had a scare when Upton gingerly ran the bases in the first. Gonzalez removed him from the game before Atlanta took the field in the bottom of the inning. Gonzalez and Upton said it wasnt serious and he could play in the next couple of days. "I dont know how its going to feel tomorrow but Im optimistic its not anything too serious," UUpton said. China Jerseys 2022. Wilin Rosario homered and Rutledge had three hits for Colorado, which has lost 10 of 11 and 15 of 18 to fall six games below .500. The Braves jumped on Nicasio right away. Jayson Heyward doubled then B.J. Upton tripled and scored on a groundout. Four straight singles made it 3-0 and loaded the bases for Simmons, who went deep to centre to make it 7-0. "Its a lot of fun, especially being an offensive player and being able to bat around and score a lot of runs," said Chris Johnson, who had his second straight three-hit game. "Everybodys in a good mood because everyone hit and did well." Atlanta sent 10 batters to the plate in the inning, and Colorado nearly matched it in the bottom of the frame. The Rockies scored three times on Rosarios single, Morneaus sacrifice fly and a bases-loaded walk to DJ LeMahieu Minor walked three batters and hit another and needed 38 pitches to get out of the first with a 7-3 lead. "Me and Gattis, before we walked out we said were going to act like its a 0-0 game," Minor said. "I couldnt throw a curveball for a strike. They eliminated every offspeed pitch and fastballs, I was barely missing the plate." He gave his team an 8-3 lead with an RBI single in the third but then allowed two more runs in the bottom of the inning, including a run-scoring single to Nicasio. It wasnt enough for the right-hander, who left in the fourth after solo homers by Freeman and Gattis, who scored a career-high four runs. Nicasio (5-5) allowed a career-high 10 runs and 11 hits. He has given up at least five runs and nine hits in his last three starts. His ERA has risen from 3.60 to 5.70 in the three outings, all losses. "I didnt worry about that line drive to me. I didnt do my job today," Nicasio said. "I feel bad for my team. They scored 10 runs I need to win this game." Atlanta scored three times off reliever Chad Bettis in the sixth to make it 13-8. NOTES: Gattis extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single in the first inning. ... Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez had a small tumour removed from his left index finger. The procedure was performed in Cleveland. ... The Braves activated Walden from the 15-day DL and optioned LHP Alex Wood to Triple-A Gwinnett. ... Atlanta RHP Julio Teheran (6-3, 1.89) will face LHP Tyler Matzek, who will make his major league debut for the Rockies on Wednesday night. ' ' '

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