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Lee Westwood says he let down European captain Darren Clarke after failing to win a point in the Ryder Cup. Cheap NFL Jerseys China .Westwood and fellow former world No. 1?Martin Kaymer were given wild cards by Clarke as the Northern Irishman looked for experience to balance the six rookies in his team at Hazeltine.However, while Clarkes final choice, Thomas Pieters, justified his selection by winning four points from five matches, Westwood lost all three of his matches and Kaymers only victory from four games came in Sundays singles after the result had been decided.Asked if he felt he had let down his good friend Clarke, Westwood said: Yeah, a little bit. I was a captains pick and I would have liked to have performed well for him, but we sat down and chatted about it.He said What could I have done differently? and I said I thought you did all you could. The American team did to us what we have been doing to them the last 20 years.A lot of people said to me its a good result for the Ryder Cup and it keeps the interest in it. We had won it three times in a row. Sooner or later they are going to win one and it just happened to be under Darrens watch.Its unfortunate and theres not a lot you can do about it, really. They had a strong team and I thought they got the set-up spot on for their team, when you look at it.Westwood took responsibility for his foursomes loss with Pieters on Friday morning and told Clarke he should be left out of the afternoon session, preferring to work on his game with coach Pete Cowen.And although he feels that work paid off with better play in Saturdays fourballs, he and Masters champion Danny Willett still lost to?J.B. Holmes and Ryan Moore?on the 18th.Both European players contrived to bogey the par-three 17th to trail for the first time in the match, before Westwood missed from two feet for a birdie on the 18th to salvage half a point.The 43-year-old insists he has not lost sleep over that moment, adding: I rarely lose sleep and people are always going to miss putts. It was a lot of pressure on that situation and just one of those things. I didnt put a good stroke on it and shoved it a bit and didnt go in.I think sometimes I get judged unfairly on my putting because the rest of my game is so strong.Westwood looked set to claim at least one point from the week - he needs two and a half to overtake Nick Faldo as Europes all-time record points scorer - when he moved two up with three to play against Moore in the singles.But Moore then eagled the 16th and birdied the 17th before Westwood bogeyed the last.Its just symptomatic of the way the week went really, Westwood added. Everybody goes there wanting to play well and I did show spells of good golf.But when you break it all down, if I had won the two games that I was involved in that came up the last, wed have lost by a point.Despite Europes 17-11 defeat being their heaviest loss in 35 years, there has been precious little criticism of Clarkes captaincy from inside the camp, possibly welcome news to Westwood as he targets being captain himself in 2020.Sometimes its sport and you dont get what you want, no matter how good of preparation you put in. But the preparation was all right and thats all you can do, he added.I certainly wouldnt want to be the captain next time around. Thats too soon for me, but I think 2020 is definitely on my radar. There are a lot of candidates for it but Ill be putting my name in the ring for sure.Ive played on 10 and witnessed 10 different forms of captaincy, so Im pretty well qualified to be a captain I would have thought. Id like to maybe play again, but if I cant play again Id like to do the assistant captains role, [see] what goes on behind the scenes, although I paid a lot of attention to what Darren and the assistant captains were doing this year.I dont think necessarily you have to be an assistant captain [before being captain], but it probably helps. Another angle to see it from, more experience. Cheap Jerseys . Bryant, who signed a five-year, $34 million contract as a free agent with Cleveland in March, reported symptoms on Monday morning, a team spokesman said. Wholesale NFL Jerseys . Kyle Denbrook, a soccer player from Saint Marys University, took the CIS male athlete of the week honour. 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"Obviously, confidence as a team builds as you start to move in the right direction. Right now these guys feel good because were playing the type of baseball we had hoped we would play the first month, but it didnt appear. "Its here now. I think you see guys are comfortable playing our game, and let the other team try to stop us. Thats the mode we want to get into when were at our best." The Angels lost 22 of their first 33 games this season, but the winning streak has moved them into third place in the AL West. "I kind of look at that as were not done yet," Conger said. "Weve won a lot. Weve got things rolling, but you look at the big picture. We really need to continue this momentum in order to be in the position we want to be later on down the road." The slumping Royals have lost 15 of 19, including seven straight at home. They have scored three runs or fewer in 12 of those defeats to drop a season-low four games below .500 at 21-25. "Were just not getting it done right now," centre fielder Lorenzo Cain said. "Weve got to step up and start doing better. Offensively, were struggling big-time. Its frustrating. We have a very talented lineup. It doesnt feel like we should be struggling this bad. Weve just got to find a way to score runs." Congers opposite-field shot leading off the sixth inning was the first hit off Jeremy Guthrie, who dropped his third consecutive outing after going a Royals-record 18 starts in a row without a loss. Hamilton homered with two outs in the seventh to make it 3-0, his 900th career hit. He has five RBIs in his past five games after driving in only four runs during his previous 32. "He still hasnt hit his stride," Scioscia said. Buckner (1-0), who hadnt pitched in the majors since 2010, limited the Royals to two hits over five innings. Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping. He walked three, struck out two and threw a pair of wild pitches. His previous victory came on Oct. 2, 2009, for the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Chicago Cubs. The Royals drafted Buckner in the second round in 2004 and he got his first big league victory with them in 2007. "Full circle, right back here where it all started," Buckner said. "Getting any win at this point was going to feel good. It is neat to come back to the park where it first started." Mark Trumbo hit a two-run single in the Angels four-run eighth. Mike Trout had an RBI single and scored twice, the fifth straight game in which he has scored a pair of runs. Los Angeles relievers Dane De La Rosa, Scott Downs, Robert Coello and Michael Kohn held Kansas City to two hits over four innings to complete the four-hitter. Guthrie (5-3) gave up only one hit in the first six innings but faded badly after that. He was charged with seven runs, six earned, on five hits, two hit batters and a walk in 7 1-3 innings. "I executed better today," Guthrie said. "It came unraveled in the eighth. 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