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Worcestershire 255 for 6 (Clarke 117*, Mitchell 67) v DerbyshireScorecard Joe Clarke gave another example of his blossoming potential with a sixth first-class hundred of the season for Worcestershire on day one of the Specsavers County Championship clash with Derbyshire at New Road. Grey Air Max 90 Shoes . Clarke celebrated his inclusion in the England Lions squad for their winter programme by moving to three figures off 200 balls with 13 fours and one six as the home side closed on 255 for 6.The 20-year-old has maintained a level of consistency throughout his first full season of senior cricket and had already passed 1000 Championship runs for the campaign in the previous match against Sussex and Hove. He helped Worcestershire to recover from a testing start to the day against their bottom-placed opponents in which Brett DOliveira and Tom Fell were dismissed by Tom Milnes in the opening 12 overs after an uncontested toss.A quickly taken single off Alex Hughes took Clarke to a chanceless century. He was well supported by skipper Daryl Mitchell who reached 1000 first class runs for 2016 in his benefit year and continued the upturn in fortunes he has enjoyed in recent weeks.Worcestershire went into the game still harbouring outside hopes of overhauling Kent for second spot and £43,000 of prize money. But Milnes gave them a searching examination early on and DOliveiras poor run of scores continued when he was bowled for a duck in the second over of the day.Fell looked in prime form and reeled off a succession of impressive boundaries in making 24 but then succumbed to a fine catch by Alex Hughes.Mitchell and Clarke were initially watchful with Worcestershire mindful of avoiding the first-innings collapses that have been an unwanted feature during the second half of the summer. But the third wicket-pair gradually blossomed and Mitchell square cut Milnes for four to bring up his half-century off 109 balls with eight boundaries. Mitchell looked on course for a third successive hundred at New Road until he was trapped lbw by Ben Cotton via a delivery which jagged back.Clarke profited from a series of pull shots and straight drives and was seldom troubled by the Derbyshire attack. George Rhodes was caught behind off Cotton after adding 59 in 23 overs with Clarke who lofted Wayne Madsen for a straight six before a quickly taken single off Hughes took him to his hundred out of 221 for 4.Tom Kohler-Cadmore, who came into the game on the back of successive pairs against Glamorgan and Sussex, was bowled by Tony Palladino after shouldering arms and Ben Cox then provided a third success for Cotton when Tom Wood held onto a low juggling catch at second slip. Air Max 90 Shoes Sale .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. Wholesale Air Max 90 Shoes . -- Ryan Getzlaf grabbed the three pucks wrapped in tape and held them up to his chest in the Anaheim Ducks dressing room for a celebration nine seasons in the making. http://www.cheapairmax90shoes.com/ . Miikka Kiprusoff had just announced his retirement after a decade-long run in Calgary and it would be up to Berra and Ramo to fill the void. BOSTON -- All things, even the Chicago Cubs centurylong title drought, must end. But sometimes it feels as though Clay Buchholz will pitch for the Boston Red Sox forever.Buchholz will have his $13.5 million team option for 2017 picked up, the Red Sox announced Thursday, five days before the deadline to make a decision on their longest-tenured pitcher. Although the move doesnt preclude the Sox from trading Buchholz, the expedience with which it was made underscores the veteran right-handers renewed value to the organization.Four months ago, Buchholz had a 5.91 ERA and no role on the pitching staff. But the Red Sox resisted the temptation to trade or release him, and after knuckleballer Steven Wright injured his right shoulder in early August, Buchholz stepped back in, went 4-0 with a 2.98 ERA in his final eight regular-season starts and even started an elimination game in the division series against the Cleveland Indians.We always felt he was a good pitcher, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said late in the season. He didnt get a real good start to the year, but Ive seen guys have tough times but you still know they have ability. We always thought that at some point the depth you have on the pitching staff was going to be important.In a nutshell, that explains why it was a relative no-brainer for the Red Sox to pick up Buchholzs option.Even without Buchholz, the Sox have five proven major league starters: David Price, Rick Porcello, Eduardo Rodriguez, Drew Pomeranz and Wright. Beyond that, though, the ranks become thin, with lefties Henry Owens, Brian Johnson and Roenis Elias representing the best depth options at Triple-A.But retaining the rights to Buchholz also could allow the Red Sox to fill another need by trading one of their veteran starterss. Green Air Max 90 Shoes. Last year, they picked up Buchholzs option for $13 million, then dealt lefty Wade Miley to the Seattle Mariners in December for reliever Carson Smith and Elias.Buchholz, 32, has a 3.96 ERA and 109 ERA-plus in a 10-year big league career that has featured more ups and downs than an elevator, especially since he signed a four-year, $29.945 million contract extension with two team options in 2011. But in a free-agent market that lacks appealing starting pitching options, he likely would have gotten more than a one-year, $13.5 million deal. This year, 27 pitchers made at least $13.5 million, including C.J. Wilson (3.74 career ERA, 110 ERA-plus), Brett Anderson (3.86, 105), Scott Kazmir (4.01, 104), Francisco Liriano (4.05, 100) and John Danks (4.38, 98).When I signed that deal, I knew what it was going to be like, Buchholz said in September. Its not like Im going to not go to spring training or hold out or anything. I feel like one [more] year is just another year. If Im healthy next year, Im going to be healthy the year after that. Im here until they tell me Im not.The Red Sox made a few other moves Thursday, declining their $3.75 million option on backup catcher Ryan Hanigan, who will instead receive an $800,000 buyout. Also, as a formality, the Sox exercised a $16 million option on David Ortiz, although they still fully expect the iconic slugger to retire.In procedural moves, third baseman Pablo Sandoval, catcher/left fielder Blake Swihart and relievers Carson Smith and Brandon Workman were reinstated from the 60-day disabled list. 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