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Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson learnt the hard way in 2012 that an AFL sides form throughout the season counts for little in September. Cheap Air Max 97 For Womens .So Clarkson isnt fretting the Hawks have a few problems they must fix to contend for a record-equalling fourth consecutive premiership.Hawthorn dropped two of their final four games of the regular season, while they would have finished outside the top four if not for a one-point win over Collingwood in the last round.I refer back to 2012 and we played some of our best football that year that weve ever played (but it was) in home and away, Clarkson said on Tuesday.We got rolled in a grand final ... its important that youre playing your best footy at the right time of the year.Theres plenty of people lining up to write the Hawks off but we set ourselves a goal at the start of the year to win as many games as we could and get ourselves into the top four.Weve won 17 games this year, which is one more than year.Thats not to say Clarkson is in denial about on-field woes ahead of next Fridays qualifying final against Geelong at the MCG.We know what we need to do, at different stages we havent been pleased ... wed like to perform a little bit better than we have, he said.Well keep those internal but we got a lot of areas of our game (to work on).Wed like to think weve got some improvement in the way that we play all facets of the game.The return of injured big men Ben McEvoy and Ben Stratton should help in that regard.Ruckman McEvoy missed the Hawks final-round win over Collingwood because of a sore back.Hes still doing some recovery ... we expect hed be available to play, Clarkson said.But well just have to wait and see.Hopefully that settles well and he can get himself into the full program by early next week.Defender Stratton hasnt played since tearing his left pectoral muscle in the round-20 loss to Melbourne.We thought it was about a three-week injury. Hes missed those three so unless theres a hiccup wed expect him to play, Clarkson said.Skipper Luke Hodge declared his sides status as triple reigning premiers was irrelevant.The reason were back here is because every year we regroup, Hodge said.Weve put ourselves into another position to have a red-hot crack this year.Collingwood are the only club in VFL/AFL history to win four consecutive flags, a feat they achieved in 1927-30.Authentic Air Max 97 Sale . Thousands of Southern California fans enveloped the Trojans to celebrate an improbable win secured by an interim coach, an inconsistent kicker and a thin defence that wouldnt break. Wholesale Air Max 97 Outlet . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . . LOUIS -- Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. NEW YORK -- Cole Hamels and the rollin Texas Rangers are making winning look easy.Hamels breezed through seven shutout innings to win his fourth consecutive start, Adrian Beltre homered and drove in three runs, and Texas trounced the New York Yankees 7-1 on Tuesday night.Just a masterful job by Cole, Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. We know that if we can get him a lead, he pitches very well from in front. He controls the game.One night after Texas rallied to win at 2:44 a.m. following a 3 1/2-hour rain delay in the ninth inning, the Rangers again played with plenty of spunk and energy. Theyve won four in a row, 12 of 14 and 20 of 25, improving the American Leagues top record to 51-27 with their eighth straight victory away from home.We dont need the superstardom, Hamels said. Were very goal-oriented, were very focused and were very balanced.Yankees slugger Carlos Beltran left in the first with a tight right hamstring. He had an MRI that was clean and is day to day, manager Joe Girardi said.This homestand has not went the way we wanted it so far and we need to turn it around, Girardi said following his teams third straight defeat.Hamels (9-1) yielded six harmless singles and struck out seven, winning his ninth consecutive decision on the road dating to last August. He is 16-2 since getting traded from Philadelphia to Texas last summer and has already compiled excellent credentials for this years All-Star Game, to be played two weeks from Tuesday in his San Diego hometown.Its always been a goal from the first moment that I heard that San Diego was going to have it, he said.Hamels threw only 86 pitches and beat the Yankees for the first time in five career tries -- including the 2009 World Series. He has a 0.65 ERA in his last four outings, and his recent dominance has been particularly important for the Rangers with rotation mates Colby Lewis, Derek Holland and Yu Darvish on the disabled list.In a matchup of accomplished left-handers, CC Sabathia (5-5) pitched into the eighth inning for the first time in a year -- but thats where it all fell apart for him. Trailing 2-0, he nicked leadoff man Shin-Soo Choo on the hand with a pitch and was unable to corral Ian Desmonds comebacker, which went for an infield single.Beltres bad-hop RBI single got past third baseman Chase Headley, and Prince Fielder chased Sabathia with a run-scoring double that made it 4-0.Just a frustrating night, Sabathia said. If I can either makke the play or get out of the way, I have a double play right there. Clearance Air Max 97 Online. Pinch hitter Nomar Mazara, Rougned Odor and Jurickson Profar each added an RBI single against Anthony Swarzak to cap a five-run outburst that broke the game open. Texas has scored 39 runs in its last five games.We should have been out of that inning with no runs, Girardi said.Sabathia, who twice rolled his right ankle during his previous start, was charged with six runs and eight hits in seven-plus innings.Beltre, who got the go-ahead hit around 2:30 a.m. in the series opener, lofted a two-run homer in the first to the short porch in right field. Desmond and Beltre both finished with three hits.Amazing amount of energy, Hamels said. He really shows you why he loves this game and why you should love the game of baseball. Hes a tremendous talent and one of the best leaders Ive ever been around.GET BACK THEREOdor got a rare order in the eighth -- he twice was told to get back in the on-deck circle by plate umpire Paul Nauert. Odor was near the backstop, drifting far from the dugout, as Mazara batted. Odor had a playful smile as he moved back to his proper place.ROAD WARRIORSHamels is 6-0 with a 1.44 ERA in eight starts away from home this season. ... Texas has won five straight games at Yankee Stadium for the first time. ... The Rangers have won 15 of their last 18 road games.TRAINERS ROOMRangers: Darvish (shoulder discomfort) is scheduled to throw about 45 pitches in a three-inning simulated game Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. ... RHP Keone Kela (elbow impingement) is headed to Triple-A Round Rock to throw a simulated inning Thursday. If that goes well, his next step could be a minor league rehab assignment.Yankees: Beltran pulled a line drive into the left-field corner his first time up and broke well out of the batters box. But he pulled up with a single after rounding first and went back to the bag even when the ball initially eluded left fielder Ryan Rua. Rob Refsnyder ran for Beltran and replaced him in right field as well.UP NEXTRangers RHP Nick Martinez (1-1, 5.54 ERA) faces RHP Masahiro Tanaka (5-2, 3.01) in the third game of the four-game series Wednesday night. The 25-year-old Martinez went to college in the Bronx at nearby Fordham and is 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA in two starts at Yankee Stadium. ' ' '