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The first Monday morning of the summer holidays, the sky lumpen - an unscheduled autumn duvet pulled hastily from the cupboard above. Denny McLain Tigers Jersey . The roads are quiet with relief, the ruddy trudgers of sandwich-laden picnic-hampers down to a steady trickle along the Great Stone Road.In the separated pens of the Old Trafford nets in the hour before play, the Pakistan players practised. And practised. Azhar Ali, diligently forward, diligently back; the coaching staff, arms folded, nodding approvingly. In and out they alternated, like figures on a weather house, Mohammad Hafeez, Yasir Shah, lined up against the Lancashire academy bowlers sprightly-keen to show what they could do.Behind them, staring at helmets and backsides, trying to identify whose belonged to whom, stood the Monday morning spectators. Not a great number - 6,533 in all - but proper cricket fans these: who else would give up a days holiday in chilly late July to sit in bucket seats to watch the fourth day of a one-sided Test?The nets are funny things, as close as people get to the players, an obscure mini zoo where fans stare while players pretend theyre not there, fans lurk and players reach resolutely for their bats and hope to walk away to the safety of the dressing-room un-manhandled. A rite of passage nonetheless.From the nets, it was just a short journey round the ground to B Stand - just to the left of the media centre, and most pertinently next door to the Pakistan dressing-room. If you couldnt quite see Misbah-ul-Haq reaching out for an idle scratch, you could imagine it: every players jaunt up and down the steps that led to the pitch was wildly cheered.B stand then, a multicultural slice of the kind of English society that cricket often turns up by accident: a good-natured mixture of cold and unpickled British people hunched over packets of cheese and onion in a mixture of cagouls, neat beards, hijabs, a couple of skull caps and a pair of stars-and-stripes sunglasses.On a day slowly meandering along to its inevitable conclusion, the spectators entertained themselves with vuvuzelas and cracker blowers, chatter in Urdu and English, inflatable bananas and that sustaining culinary combination of a soggy 99 followed by a warming coffee.In the prime seats just metres away from the Pakistan dressing-room steps, sat three sisters, Kiran, 21, a pharmacy student, Amina, 18, about to embark on a dentistry course, and Sophia, 15, hair covered in bright hijabs and decorated with Pakistani flag pins.The three sisters had woken at seven oclock and piled into a big van the family had hired for the day. Eight people crammed in, bags full of picnic, over the way from Bolton, Rihanna and Calvin Harris blaring on the radio. They are cricket nuts, all of them, a Pakistan flag hangs outside their house and posters adorn the walls. Theyd brought along a roll of coloured paper with them, and intended to write some thoroughly inspirational posters.We watch Pakistan on TV, but this is the first time weve seen them live, Sophia said. We love their passion. We paid extra for these seats because we knew theyd be just next to the dressing room.She reaches for her sisters phone to show her selfies with the team just as England declare at 173 for 1: time for Pakistan to pull off a surprise win? Were just hoping it doesnt rain.Higher up in B stand were another group of family friends - two of them, Zohaib and Farukh, had driven down from Glasgow with their small sons. A five oclock wake-up and then a four hour drive with no stops. It wasnt great for the rest of them but I didnt want to be late, Zohaib said. Their friend Ali Usmani had come from Bolton too - via 16 years in Pakistan and 20 years in Holland. He and his wife had brought along their son.I tell him to support England, that you should support the country where you are brought up. He loves cricket, his favourites are Shane Warne and Shahid Afridi, but I tell him that education is the first priority.It was a first visit to Old Trafford for the sisters, for the Glaswegians, for Ali too. The first time you hesitate to come, he said, then the way is open. Good news for Lancashire, if there is good news in a Test crowd of six-and-a-half thousand - there is plenty of potential support out there if they can find a way to capitalise on it.As it was, Pakistan crept past their first innings, just. When Misbah played on for 35, the end was nigh, though a final flourish from a blazing Mohammad Amir gave his fans something to cheer about.And from there it was a trudge back to the car, bags empty, legs tired. For England fans, a triumphant afternoon. For Pakistan fans, an ultimately disappointing but potentially uplifting day at the cricket. For the Pakistan team, it is back to the coach and the drawing board - the next two Tests suddenly looming very large. Alan Trammell Tigers Jersey . Ibaka equaled a career high with 20 rebounds, adding four blocked shots and 15 points as the Thunder smothered the Milwaukee Bucks offence in a 92-79 victory Saturday night. Jose Ramirez Indians Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. http://www.wholesalejerseyssale.us.com/27-astros-jose-altuve-mens-jersey-stitched-mlb-green-salute-to-service-78-bk.html . -- The boos poured down on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots at the end of a horrible first half. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Back on the field after a knee injury wiped out his rookie season, Denver Broncos tight end Jeff Heuerman is working to make his presence felt this season.Heuerman, the Broncos third-round pick out of Ohio State in 2015, has been a full participant in training camp practices and is looking forward to making his NFL debut Thursday, when the defending Super Bowl champions play their exhibition opener at Chicago.Its going to be my first game action in a long time, said Heuerman, whose last game appearance was for Ohio State in the College Football Playoff national championship, a 42-20 win over Oregon on Jan. 12, 2015.The bodys feeling good. The mind is feeling good. Im just happy to be back out there practicing instead of being in the training room, Heuerman said after Saturdays training camp practice.Heuerman, 23, has worked his way back from a torn ACL suffered in his second workout with the team during a non-contact rookie minicamp that followed the NFL draft. It was his first major injury at any level of play.It was just one of those things, Heuerman said. But I had great people around me, great friends, coaches, teammates. That all helped me get through it. Thats in the past and I try not to think about it a whole lot and just move forward.And the 6-foot-5, 255-pound Heuerman has gained notice early in camp, both with his blocking and receiving. He has been paired frequently with starter Virgil Green at practice when Denver goes to two-tight end sets.During a red zone practice session earlier this week, the two gave a glimpse of their potential when they caught six touchdown passes between them (Green four, Heuerman two).For their ppart, the Broncos hope to garner more offense from the position in general. Joe Morgan Reds Jersey. . Though the Broncos rode their dominating defense to a title last season, the passing game struggled at times and Broncos tight ends accounted for only four touchdowns during the regular season.The teams leading tight end from their Super Bowl season, Owen Daniels, who had three regular season scoring receptions, was not re-signed.Heuerman remains anxious to do his part after more than a year away.Hes been looking good, said cornerback Bradley Roby, who played with Heuerman at Ohio State. Hes a big body. He goes in, does his job. He has great hands and blocks well. I think hell be a big piece for our offense this year, for sure.Game notes Coach Gary Kubiak dodged questions on which quarterback would start the exhibition opener. Well have something for you next week, Kubiak said. Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian are vying for the job with rookie Paxton Lynch also under consideration. ... RT Donald Stephenson missed practice because of a left calf strain. 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