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Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett?spoke out publicly Tuesday about recent violence in the United States, saying its time to unite during a dark time for our country. Authentic Chargers Jerseys .Forsetts 619-word blog post was spurred by recent shootings in Dallas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Falcon Heights, Minnesota.?Im tired of seeing dead bodies, Forsett said. We are seeing it so often, but that doesnt mean we can become callous to it. As a black male with two black sons, this is scary. My boys are going to grow up and Im not always going to be with them. I want their encounter with police to be different than what I am seeing on TV right now.Forsett added, I see people that look like me dying left and right these past few months -- whether thats by crime or police -- and my heart grieves over that ... just like it grieves when I see police officers gunned down in acts of senseless violence. I will never get used to this, and I wont let my heart get callous to it. I want to be part of the solution.This isnt the first time Forsett has voiced his concerns about a national issue. Five months ago, he was one of the more outspoken athletes during the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.Now, Forsett is advocating for the country to come together regardless of skin color, gender or occupation. He also is encouraging some uncomfortable dialogue.We dont have to agree with each others points of view, but we do have to agree that theres only one race -- the human race, Forsett said. Once we can all agree with that, true change will happen.He believes there needs to be improved communication between police and communities. He feels the relationship has to be based on trust and respect.Forsett, who grew up in the South, remembers the police having meetings by his church. He can recall his grandmother always waving to police officers and how she knew them by name.?This a dark time for our country. Lets rise up together, Forsett said. Lets serve each other, come together and unite. Lets go out and be the light that can make a difference. Chargers Womens Jerseys . With his new coach and six-time Grand Slam singles champion Boris Becker watching him during an official match for the first time, Djokovic appeared tentative early against the Slovakian player, who often appeared content to keep the ball in play. Chargers Jerseys Store . Laudrup revealed Thursday he was notified of his dismissal in "the briefest of letters which gave no reasons why such hasty and final action was deemed necessary. . Detroit and Boston are deadlocked, 1-1, and Tigers manager Jim Leyland could be forgiven if he was caught rationalizing instead of dissecting how his club could blow a 5-1 lead late in Game 2. Shikhar Dhawan is likely to partner M Vijay at the top of the order, with KL Rahul missing out, in the first Test of Indias tour of the West Indies starting in Antigua on Thursday. India also seem set to play five bowlers, on a pitch that their captain Virat Kohli felt would not offer too much bounce. Kohli did not lay out the selection calls explicitly, but strongly hinted at them in his press conference on the eve of the Test match.In international cricket, you need to understand one thing that you cannot count players out because of one series, Kohli said. If youre talking about KL Rahul, obviously hes improved leaps and bounds as a cricketer in the last 3-4 months. Hes established himself as the third opener for India, hes a regular in the Test side, he played in Sri Lanka as well, scored runs there.But thats one call you need to take as a captain, and thats why they say the job is never easy. Its just that, whoever starts a Test series, he has an edge over [the player] who has to wait for his chance, but at the same time, we have four Test matches and you will get a chance at some stage.If you speak about KL Rahul and someone like Shikhar, its very difficult to take a call up front, in the first match of a series, because someone like Shikhar is a very dominant player, he can dominate sessions and bring you into the Test match, especially in conditions like West Indies.You saw how he played in Sri Lanka, he scored a very quick hundred, but got injured unfortunately, but thats what I mean. You cant count out a guy like Shikhar because of a couple of innings here and there. So we need to give guys a decent run, and know that if something goes wrong, we have a quality player like Rahul waiting in the wings and hes as solid as anyone in world cricket right now, and hell do a good job whenever he gets a chance.There was a smattering of grass on the surface, and Kohli felt its main purpose was to bind the soil underneath, rather than provide any major assistance to the quick bowlers.I think the surface looks really dry and soft, he said. Its not as hard as some of the other surfaces in West Indies. The wicket is no different from what we play back home, actually. Its basically where we have soft wickets and the soil is loose, its bound by the grass, so have to keep that cover on, so I think itll be a decent batting wicket.There wont be much bounce, not as much bounce as some of the other places in West Indies, somewhere like Barbados or Jamaica where the spinners get a lot of bounce. That wont be the case here, thats what I feel, after reading the wicket, so well have to plan accordingly where we need to bowl.In the days leading up to the Test match, Indias nets hierarchy seemed to indicate that Rohit Sharma would not feature in their starting XI, and that either Stuart Binny or Ravindra Jadeja would play instead to provide an extra bowling option. Without saying India would definitely do so, Kohli said he was in favour of five bowlers.We have some plans in our mind, but we cant disclose those things now, he said. But when we played in Australia and in Sri Lanka, we learned that its crucial to attack in the first match, and to set the tone for the series. For that you will need to play your strongest bowling unit in the first match.And as batsmen, we want to take responsibility, so as a captain Im always in favour of five bowlers, because if you dont take 20 wickets, it doesnt matter if you score 700 runs, theres no point. We have been playiing with that mindset for the last one-and-a-half-to-two years, and we will start this series with the same mindset, and see that our bowling is as strong as it needs to be to take 20 wickets. Chargers Womens Jerseys. As a captain, you will want that your prime bowler, even if he only bowls 10 overs, if he concedes only 20 runs in those 10 overs and picks up two wickets, he will keep the pressure on. If your part-timer bowls five overs and concedes 30, the pressure will disappear. So I think in a Test match, that when that moment comes, it becomes crucial how well your fifth bowler bowls.And on this wicket, the plans of bowling outside off stump may not be that successful because there wont be too much pace and bounce. So bowlers who will bowl stump-to-stump lines and wicket-taking bowlers will be more effective. That is the mindset we plan to get into the Test match with, and start the series on a positive note.With Mohammed Shami back to full match fitness after a long layoff with a knee injury, Kohli welcomed back a pace bowler whom he called a complete package. Given the amount of bowling he has done at the nets, Shami seems likely to edge Umesh Yadav out of the eleven as Ishant Sharmas new-ball partner.Shami, unfortunately he got injured while he was having a great season, Kohli said. He bowled really well in South Africa, he bowled well in New Zealand, he bowled well in England, I mean he bowled well everywhere that he played. Australia as well, in the Test matches, in the World Cup he was outstanding, so, unfortunately he got injured after that, you know, had a massive break.But now hes back, hes bowling really well. Obviously, hes a gun bowler, we all know that, the areas he hits is what you need in Test cricket, very attacking lines and lengths, and he has the ability to get batsmen out at any stage of the game, which as a captain is very pleasing and important, so Shami being back in the side obviously gives us a lot of options. The guy can bowl well with the new ball, with the old ball, reverse-swinging it, he can come around the wicket, use bouncers and use his pace as well. So I think as a fast bowler hes a complete package, and I only wish him the best of luck for the season, and hope he delivers for us like hes done in the past as well.Five years ago, during Indias last full tour of the Caribbean, Kohli made his Test debut and endured a difficult series, not managing a single half-century in five innings and showing discomfort against the short ball. However, Kohli said he was happy to be back where it all began.Its a memorable place for me, he said. I made my Test debut here. Its nice to come back after so many years, and having played so many Test matches all over the world in between. Obviously, I had improved as a Test cricketer.Obviously I had little clue about Test cricket [on the 2011 tour]. I came here and found out a lot about the format and what the challenges were at that stage. This is one place that made me start realising where you needed to improve as far as Test cricket was concerned.Im really happy to be back here. Ive been here a couple of times after that, but never played Test cricket afterwards. So its a nice place to come and play. The atmosphere is really good, people like cricket, they support it. Im really excited to play a Test match here after so long. So is everyone else in the team. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '