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NEW YORK -- Evan Longoria homered twice. Vapormax 97 Noir Pas Cher . Matt Moore pitched impressively into the seventh inning. From Desmond Jennings to Yunel Escobar, there were contributions throughout the Tampa Bay lineup. Thats how manager Joe Maddon imagined this pesky club would perform all year. "Thats the way its supposed to look like," Maddon said after the Rays sent the New York Yankees to their seventh loss in nine game, 8-3 Thursday night. Longoria reached 500 career RBIs with a sacrifice fly in the third inning. He connected against Andy Pettitte (5-5) leading off the sixth and again off Joba Chamberlain to open the eighth. Escobar hit a two-run shot off Boone Logan later in the eighth as the Rays won a second straight after losing six of seven. "Weve had some tough losses in the past week but the guys hung in there really well," Maddon said. "Its going to be the roller coaster AL East all summer." Tampa Bay had 14 hits after amassing 15 in a 6-2 win over Boston on Wednesday night. The 24-year-old Moore (9-3) snapped a three-start skid. The lefty opened the season 8-0 before yielding 20 runs over 12 1-3 innings in three starts this month. He blanked the Yankees until the sixth when two walks and a single loaded the bases with no outs. A wild pitch scored one run, Robinson Cano had a sacrifice fly and Travis Hafner followed with an RBI grounder that pulled the Yankees to 4-3. "Things were going well until the sixth inning," Moore said. "That was kind of the makey or breaky type of moment where its either going to be a five-run inning with Robbie Cano up, bases loaded, no outs. Or you could keep the team in the game the way we were able to." Moore then got an out in the seventh before being lifted following Lyle Overbays ground-rule double to left field, only the fourth hit he allowed. Jose Lobaton opened the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the second following a wild pitch by Pettitte. Ben Zobrist had an RBI single in the third in the Rays first visit to the Bronx this year. Jennings and Sean Rodriguez had consecutive two-out doubles in the seventh to chase Pettitte, making his first start as a 41-year-old -- his birthday was Saturday. "For me its another frustrating night," Pettitte said. "We come back and score three runs and I go out there and give them right back. Joe (Girardi) trusts me to get out of the inning and I cant get Rodriguez out. I need to be able to shut these guys down." Jennings put Pettitte in trouble on the first pitch of the game, hitting a double that landed on the left-field line for his first of his three hits. The Rays started the third with three straight singles. Jennings led off with a single and went to second when the ball scooted under centre fielder Brett Gardners glove for an error. After Rodriguez singled, Zobrist, who came in 9 for 22 (.409) against Pettitte, drove in Jennings with a single. Longorias sacrifice fly made it 3-0 and gave the All-Star third baseman 500 RBIs in 710 games, eighth quickest to reach the mark in major league history. "Its a pretty good amount of RBIs. Its something Im pretty proud of," Longoria said. "Hopefully therell be a ton more." In 6 2-3 innings, Pettitte gave up five runs and nine hits. He has given up 14 runs in four starts since returning from the disabled list June 3. Pitching coach "Larry (Rothschild) said for the first five innings he didnt make a lot of mistakes, but the ones he made they hit them," manager Joe Girardi said. NOTES: Maddon said RHP Alex Colome will start Saturday. ... Tampa Bay played its 2,500th game in franchise history. The Rays, who started out as the Devil Rays in 1998, are 1,141-1,359 overall. Rothschild was Tampa Bays first manager. Current Rays bench coach Dave Martinez singled for the teams first hit. ... Rays ace David Price (left triceps strain) is scheduled to make his first rehabilitation start Friday for Class A Charlotte. ... There was a moment of silence for actor and Yankees fan James Gandolfini, who died Wednesday. ... Yankees broadcaster and former catcher John Flaherty was in the Rays first lineup. ... Yankees OF Vernon Wells went 0 for 3 and is 6 for 59 in June. Vapormax 2019 Blanche . The parade and rally were held to celebrate the Saskatchewan Roughriders 45-23 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday in the CFLs championship game. Vapormax Flyknit 3 Noir . Kozun faked to the forehand and beat Monsters starter, Calvin Pickard, pad side in the second round for the winner. Spencer Abbott also scored in the shootout for the Marlies (25-13-4). http://www.vapormaxpaschersoldes.fr/vente-air-vapormax-plus.html . -- Kyrie Irvings last-minute 3-pointer helped seal another victory for Cleveland -- and the Cavaliers longest winning streak since LeBron James left. After amassing 25 years of experience at the NBA, Donna Daniels assumed she would continue on the hardcourt track. And for the record, she would have been perfectly content with that. As an executive, she was able to keep things fresh over the span of her career by spearheading different departments in sales and sponsorship at headquarters, while also being influential in launching a D-League team and two WNBA teams at their inceptions.Then the New Jersey Devils organization sought out NBA commissioner Adam Silvers blessing to speak with Daniels. He graciously gave it, and Daniels began her next chapter as senior vice president for business services at the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center this past April. As for how shes adapting to an entirely different professional sport, shes more than equipped in transitioning after spending her formative years relocating from town to town as her family followed her fathers trajectory as a football coach.With the puck dropping in the Devils opener on Thursday -- and their home opener next Tuesday -- Daniels details her journey for espnW and explains why she believes in the never say never concept.On the moveMy dad was a high school and college football coach, so we moved almost every two years while I was growing up. He would come home on a Friday and say, OK, Im on to my next place, and he would be gone on Monday. My mother would stay behind with us to get our studies situated and to sell the house, and then we would meet him at the next destination. It was very exciting, but adapting was definitely a way of life for us -- next team, next school, next set of friends. I have a younger sister and brother, and they were on board as well. I think some of us adjusted better than others, but we helped each other as a group. For me, it was an amazing way to grow up. I didnt really know anything else.Bleacher creaturesWe tried to get to as many games as possible, which included the away games. We would get up at 4 a.m., and my mother would load us all into our wood-paneled station wagon. Sometimes it would take six hours to get there for kickoff, but we lived and breathed it. My dad was able to drive back with us if the team won, which was such a treat. But if they lost, he usually had to go back on the team bus. (Although we probably wouldnt want him in the car with us anyway when they lost!) But then we would say our goodbyes in the parking lot and pile back in the wagon to drive six hours home. Its just what we did.Trial and errorMy father was the coach at Hobart and William Smith in upstate New York when it was time for me to go to college, so I decided to go there to continue to be near my family. I ended up majoring in English because even though I grew up in the sports world, I didnt really understand back then that there was a whole business side to sports. My best friend went into retail in Albany after graduation, so I thought maybe thats what I wanted to do. I think I lasted two months. But I learned what I didnt want to do very quickly, and Im appreciative of the opportunity for that realization. So I decided to move to New York City to see if I could make it there, although I didnt fully understand what that even meant. I just wanted to survive somehow.Garden varietyI landed a job at a medical advertising agency, which turned out to be the most amazing first job I could have. I learned a lot about working in an office environment with a great group of people, but I always used to say to my dad, Wouldnt it be great if I went to work at Madison Square Garden every day? That was my dream. I pursued it through an alumni connection and landed an interview for a job selling advertising for MSG radio. I assisted in managing inventory for the Knicks, Rangers and St. Johns basketball. That was the start of my career in sports, and it opened up a whole new world for me.Supportive superiorsAfter two years at MSG on the sales side, I really thought that I needed some buying experience and moved to the advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi. This is where I say never say never since working at MSG was my ultimate dream. But I really thought being a sports media buyer would be a good move from a career standpoint, which it was.I was there about a year when I received a call from a former MSG colleague who had moved to the NBA, but I didnt think I had been at Saatchi long enough to warrant a job change. But I worked for an amazing boss at the time. With him, I could walk in and say, I just got a call about a job. I told him, I love it here, I love workinng for you, and I think I have more to learn on the buyers side. Vapormax Pas Cher Du Tout. And he looked at me and said, You have to go on that interview. The NBA is the best sports marketing company in the world. And that conversation changed my life.Mad hopsI started there working in media for our properties, like the show NBA Inside Stuff and Hoop magazine, while also selling units for the pregame shows. I then spent nine years working in marketing partnerships with brands like Nike, McDonalds and American Express before moving to sponsorship and also digital when that became a priority. So again, I was fortunate to be able to stay at the same company but continue to switch departments. It kept things interesting.Team buildingWe were launching the NBA Development League in eight markets around the Southeast back in 2001, and I was offered the opportunity to go down and be the president of the Roanoke, Virginia, team. To still be part of the NBA but to start a team from scratch? That was a dream for me. I walked in and said, OK, its just me. Now what?It was a lot of hard work from hiring the right people to putting the ticket sales plan together and business strategy, and then collaborating with the arena staff for scheduling. But thats what I love to do best. Just give me a challenge with a blank slate. I had this mindset that the ball is going to be tipped off, and I know the date and the time that tipoff is going happen, so I can choose to either be ready or not ready. I was going to be ready.Launch a goI was part of what we called the WNBA launch committee, representing the corporate partnership side. My job was to work with sponsors and leverage NBA assets to make sure we could kick the league off in a way that would be effective. It just seems like yesterday that I was sitting in that room. It literally seems like yesterday, and here we are 20 years later.It was an exciting time. The WNBA began play in June 1997, and we were coming off the Atlanta Olympics, so there was a huge amount of momentum for womens basketball after Team USAs gold-medal win. And then later, I also helped launch two new WNBA teams, the Atlanta Dream and the Tulsa Shock. So when I think back over the course of my career, I really loved to work with the new entities like the D-League and the WNBA. I mean, I loved the NBA as well, but those three leagues have different personalities, so I was able to flex different muscles with each of them.Parquet to pucksWhat I really appreciated about the process is that my department head and commissioner Adam Silver gave the Devils organization their blessing to talk to me before I even knew about it. That really made me feel like it was OK to begin to explore the opportunity when they called. And one of the selling points was the ownership group of Josh Harris and David Blitzer, who I cant say enough about. When you look at what theyve done over the course of three years, from owning the 76ers and then buying the Devils Prudential Center and also the Premier League team Crystal Palace F.C. -- theyre savvy, theyre competitive, and I just love being around them.Even though the Devils are an established team, theres almost a startup feel here with a huge focus on culture and talent with this new ownership group. Since they took over, the organization has grown from about 40 individuals to more than 200. In the end, it was definitely hard to leave the NBA and the amazing human beings I spent so much time with over the years. But I left an organization with very passionate people who love to come to work every day, and Ive found only the same here. I would never have expected anything different, but you certainly never know until you get into the day to day.Range of wisdomI think theres two things I say for advice. The first is that networking is so important. Dont be afraid to reach out, because youll be surprised at how receptive most people are. And the second lesson is one I was fortunate enough to learn early on, which is that theres a whole world of opportunity at a sports team. Theyre really structured like any other business. You can go to law school and work in sports, or have an MBA and work in the finance department. Its not just ticket sales or sponsorships. You can work in HR or PR or do any number of things. In talking with people, I sometimes think they dont fully understand how many opportunities there really are. Its beneficial to think broad. ' ' ' 

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