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SAN FRANCISCO - Some extra post-season pillow time has Brandon Crawford and the San Francisco Giants dreaming about another World Series championship. Bradley Pinion Jersey .Sweet dreams, indeed.Looking for any advantage, the Giants are again getting help in October from a sleep expert.The Giants have reached the playoffs three times in five years, and every time they get that far, athletic trainer Dave Groeschner consults regularly with Dr. Chris Winter. Hes the medical director of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Sleep Medicine Center in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Giants were the first pro team he advised.Winter offers ideas on how to plan trips, and the best ways to keep players at their most fresh and alert despite being road weary at the end of a long season.What were trying to do is create a situation where their brain is being tricked into thinking that whatever time the game is happening, its 4 oclock in the afternoon. Thats when those athletes are at their best, Winter said in a phone interview.Were trying to help them develop smarter ways to get better sleep, he said.After the Giants lost Game 2 at Kansas City on Wednesday night, they stayed in their hotel, rather than catching a late flight back to the West Coast. The next afternoon, they flew to the Bay Area and worked out at AT&T Park.Most teams leave town right away. For the Giants, the stay-over meant an extra night of hotel costs — then again, thats not too expensive when a team is chasing its third title in five seasons.Again, looking for an edge, Groeschner said. Just gives us some thoughts on how to travel better, especially to the East Coast. He just helped us with some ideas.The Royals led the Series 2-1 going into Game 4 Saturday night. The teams are set to play Game 5 in San Francisco, too, before returning to Kansas City, if necessary.The Giants began the playoffs with a win in the wild-card game at Pittsburgh, opened the NL Division Series at Washington and started the NL Championship Series in St. Louis. They split the first two games of the Fall Classic at the Royals home.Several Giants have said their travel schedule helps guard against severe jet lag.Crawford has two young daughters, yet still gets plenty of rest.Ive liked it this post-season how weve left the next day, said the shortstop, whose baby girl had a rough night Thursday ahead of Game 3. Its been nice to get a semi-normal nights sleep and come back the next day.When we come from the airport and have a workout that same day, its almost easier than coming in real late, then going home and sleeping in most of the day and then having to come to practice. Actually, I like it more, he said.Winter spent three days earlier this year at the teams spring training headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona. He met with the training staff and players, talking about how to ensure proper rest.Winter said he thinks teams could implement sleepiness screenings into player evaluation.This month as the Giants advanced, recovery was a point of emphasis. That, along with deceiving the body clock.Second baseman Joe Panik said he felt good going into Game 3, which the Giants lost 3-2.I was on a consistent sleeping pattern, so I wasnt up late and I wasnt waking up too late or too early, so my sleeping patterns were normal, the rookie said. It definitely helps. I feel great. Hopefully, it translates onto the field.Research backs up the Giants methods.A pair of studies released last year — one led by Winter — linked fatigue and sleep to performance and career longevity in baseball players.Knowing that his players are getting enough rest is important to Giants manager Bruce Bochy. He doesnt want his team to be sleepless in San Francisco, thats why the club stayed overnight in Kansas City.We had made that decision that we feel its better for them, just, hey, try to get a normal sleep, keep them in their normal routine, Bochy said.The basic principle:Try and get a good night sleep, Groeschner said.Its tough when you get in at 5, 6 in the morning. One, the suns coming up and your circadian rhythm gets caught up in the sunlight. And also, especially coming back, guys have families and kids and if you get home in the morning and the kids are up, youre going to want to get up.Giants third base coach and musician Tim Flannery is benefiting.He had enough energy after a recent trip to come home and attend a local jazz festival before getting back to his baseball work.After I slept six hours ... ha! he said. Daniel Kilgore Jersey . On July 27 cyclings best-known race will host "La Course by Le Tour de France" -- a one-day womens competition staged hours before Tour riders race on the same circuit to finish the three-week event on Paris Champs-Elysees. Dwight Clark Jersey — Daryl Zerr (@darylzerr) May 29, 2014 @BarDown I give to you the @SquirrelsNCHL aka the Fighting Squirels.TORONTO -- Toronto defender Doneil Henry said hes not one to shy away when he makes mistakes and accepted full blame for a pair of miscues which resulted in New England Revolution goals. Henry, who missed three games with a knee injury, was charged with a handball in the penalty area in the 82nd minute as he went to block a strike from Patrick Mullins. On the ensuing penalty kick, Lee Nguyen picked up his fourth goal of the season, giving the Revolution a 2-1 win Saturday afternoon. Henrys turnover in the 24th minute led to the Revolutions first goal of the day. Daigo Kobayashi capitalized on the turnover and sent the through ball in for rookie Mullins, whose left-footed strike beat a diving Julio Cesar to tie the game 1-1. The goal was Mullins first of his MLS career. "That pass there on the first goal, thats my fault, I take full blame for that, but it was a tough match," said Henry. "I think we were very unfortunate not to put more goals in the back of the net, but at the end of the day, I have to get better, and thats on me. "Second half penalty, dying seconds of the game, thats unfortunate, no way I go to hand ball that, Im not even looking at the ball. I just tried to put my body in the way." In Henrys absence defender Bradley Orr filled in at centre-back, but TFC coach Ryan Nelsen felt Orr was playing out of position. "Doneil had been training really well and him and Steven (Caldwell) are centre-backs, Brad is not a centre-back," Nelsen explained. "Also, if you look at the attributes of Steven and Bradley, theyre very similar type players. I thought we needed some athleticism. "I didnt think that was our problem." The win was the first in eight tries at BMO Field for New England (4-3-2), and stretches its undefeated streak to four games. Toronto (3-4-0) has now lost three straight. Henry had an opportunity to redeem himself in the 84th minute as Michael Bradley sent in a cross off a set piece, but Henrys header sailed just over the bar. Then in the 86th minute, Gilberto put a header off a Mark Bloom cross off thee post. Ronnie Lott Jersey. . "I thought the first half, early on, we created some good chances, just unlucky not to score, its frustrating. I thought we were the better side in the second half," said Jermain Defoe, who returned to the Reds lineup after missing five weeks due to a hamstring injury. "Overall I thought we were the better team, especially the second half, they didnt really create anything. We were the ones creating everything for the chances." Toronto opened the scoring in the sixth minute as Jacksons strike deflected off of Revolution defender A.J. Soares and got past keeper Bobby Shuttleworth. The goal was Jacksons first in MLS. Mullins had an excellent chance to give the visitors a 2-1 lead in the 28th minute with a strike in the area but put it wide of the goal. "The most important thing is that we got the three points, especially in a tough place to play on the road," said Mullins. "I think the big thing today was not me scoring or Lee scoring, it was a full team effort from start to finish and us getting the win." Cesar made a huge save off of Teal Bunbury in the 39th minute. A Revs midfielder sent the ball into the area for Bunbury, but he failed to get enough on the ball before Cesar was able to grab possession of the ball. Gilberto had a number of first half chances for Toronto. In the fifth minute, the forward put his strike just wide of the net. Then in the 30th minute, Gilbertos strike from the left side of the box went of the far goal post. Jackson was handed a yellow card in the 43rd minute for a dangerous play as his boot caught Revs defender Chris Tierney in the chest. "Its really difficult when you start slow, and they capitalized on that scoring early," said Revolution coach, Jay Heaps. "The first half was very open, it could have been 2-2 and I thought that the team fought hard and found a way to win as we didnt play our best so that is always nice." The two teams reconvene August 30 at Gillette Stadium in New England before a third and final meeting Oct. 25 at BMO Field. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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