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Playing at home in a new stadium for the first time

KANSAS CITY, Kan. babyliss pro perfect . -- Playing at home in a new stadium for the first time wasnt enough to get Sporting Kansas City a win. After opening the season with 10 straight road games, Sporting had hoped the debut of Livestrong Sporting Park would see the end of a nine-match winless streak. Instead, a scoreless draw with the Chicago Fire on Thursday night left coach Peter Vermes fuming. It wasnt at his teams effort, especially after Kansas City had to play a man down for much of the second half. Vermes ire was directed at referee Michael Kennedy. Vermes felt Kennedy denied Sporting a penalty kick by not calling a red-card foul when Bratislav Ristic tackled Omar Bravo hard inside the penalty area in the 86th minute. "Maybe he needs to get his leg broken for it to be a red card," Vermes said. Bravo, who had to be taken off the field on a stretcher, stayed out of the controversy. "Thats the game. Thats soccer," he said through an interpreter. "It happens. People make mistakes." Despite the obvious shot of energy from a loud, standing-room only crowd of 19,925, Kansas City played to its third straight draw and has not won since a season-opening 3-2 victory at Chivas USA. Chicago also recorded its third straight draw, the second straight without a goal, and has not won in 11 matches since beating Sporting 3-2 at home on March 26. Still, goalkeeper Sean Johnson tried to play up the positive aspects of back-to-back shutouts. We stressed over the last couple games being compact, being on the same page, and I think it worked tonight," Johnson said. "Its definitely a good thing when you can string shutouts together, when your units cohesive." The Fire had a late chance when backup Sporting goalkeeper Eric Kronberg failed to hold Dan Paladinis shot, but Orr Barouchs point-blank strike hit the crossbar. "I tried to place the ball and I hit the crossbar," Barouch said. "I knew I had a chance to win the game, but I just got unlucky." Sportings best chance came in the 15th minute when Graham Zusi put a shot past Johnson from 8 metres, but Bravo was ruled offside on the play. Kansas City had to play a man down after the 67th minute, when keeper Jimmy Nielsen drew a red card for handling the ball outside the penalty area. babyliss perfect curl . -- Matt Harrison won his third straight start, Nelson Cruz hit a long two-run homer and the Texas Rangers beat the streaking Los Angeles Angels 7-3 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. babyliss uk . The fact that Jonas Valanciunas left the court on a gurney with a neck injury sure did take the shine off a wild win, though. (Sports Network) - Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander is an early candidate to start for the American League in the All-Star Game next month and will put his unbeaten streak on the line today against the Colorado Rockies in the finale of a three-game interleague series from Coors Field. Verlander is 6-0 with a 1.84 earned run average over his last eight starts -- with Detroit going 7-1 in that span -- and is coming off his second shutout of the season. Verlander, who also blanked Toronto on May 7, has won four straight starts and is 8-3 with a 2.66 ERA in 15 overall outings. He is one of the league leaders in strikeouts with 105 and owns a 3-1 record in six road starts so far this season. The right-hander did not record a decision in his only start against Colorado on June 28, 2008 in a 7-6 win. Verlander was reached for two runs and five hits over 5 2/3 innings that day, and will try to prevent the Rockies from winning their fifth straight games this afternoon. Detroit fell to 0-2 on a six-game road trip against Colorado and Los Angeles following Saturdays 5-4 loss, as Phil Coke was dealt the setback for yielding four runs and five hits in five innings of work. I just didnt quite have the command that Im known for, Coke said. Ryan Rayburn drove in two runs and Jhonny Peralta had two hits and an RBI for the Tigers, who have lost three of four games. Despite the setback, the Tigers have posted an impressive 64-31 mark since interleague play began in 1997 and are one game behind Cleveland for the AL Central lead. Tigers catcher Victor Martinez is hitting .388 with eight doubless, two home runs and 14 RBI in his last 22 games. babyliss curl secret. . He went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored in Saturdays loss. Colorado has won four in a row and seven of its last 10 games, and is trying for its first three-game sweep of the Tigers since July 2-4, 2004 at Coors Field. In last nights win, Ubaldo Jimenez posted his second win of the season (2-7) despite permitting three runs and eight hits in five innings. Matt Lindstrom, Matt Reynolds, Matt Belisle, Rafael Betancourt and closer Huston Street went the rest of the way to preserve the win, with Street allowing one run in the ninth for his 20th save. The Rockies are 6-3 on a 10-game homestand and will visit the Indians and Yankees for six games following this series with Detroit. Taking the mound for Colorado Sunday will be Aaron Cook, who is 0-1 with a 3.97 earned run average in two starts this season. Cook spent part of the season on the disabled list with a fractured right ring finger and lost his most recent start in Mondays 3-1 setback to San Diego. Cook went 5 2/3 innings and allowed two runs and five hits. He has lasted 5 2/3 frames in each of his appearances this season, both of which have been against the Padres. Cook, a right-hander, has never faced Detroit in his career. Detroit and Colorado are squaring off for the first time since the Rockies won a three-game set from May 22-24, 2009 at Comerica Park. The Rockies have won nine of the past 10 meetings between the clubs at Coors Field and are 105-105 all-time in interleague play. The Tigers own a 135-117 ledger against the National League. ' ' '



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