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    Tottenham Hotspur will leave Australia winless after succumbing to an Atletico Madrid sucker punch in their International Champions Cup meeting on Friday night, losing 1-0 to Diego Simeones side. Cheap College Jerseys .The Premier League side hit the woodwork twice and forced Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak to work all night in a vastly improved display to their 2-1 midweek loss to Juventus.Diego Godin scored a first-half winner for Atletico, executing their much-honed gameplan; soak up the pressure and strike.The Uruguayan centre-back was on hand to tap in Gabis dinked set piece when Tottenham youngster Anton Walkes played him onside with an unfortunate header.With the start of the Premier League just a fortnight away, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino will benefit greatly from the injection of his first-choice defence, who were spared the trip to Melbourne.The Argentinian would have been pleased with signs of life in attack; especially a blossoming partnership between Erik Lamela and recent arrival Vincent Janssen.Janssen was the chief beneficiary of Spurs more lively showing, perhaps because of Lamelas promotion to the starting eleven.The pair traded passes and appeared tuned-in to each other, no more so than a 21st minute move that led to Lamela striking the post.Josh Onomah could also have put Tottenham ahead, lashing the crossbar form a volley when Atletico fluffled their defensive lines.As halftime loomed, Spurs fell asleep and Godin pounced.The veteran snuck a glance at the linesman before celebrating with teammates.A more open second-half brought chances at both ends.Oblak showed his quality to deny Spurs twice in two minutes; the first from a rasping Ryan Mason half-volley, and the second from Janssens free kick.The Slovenian glovemans reflexes and reach were put to the test spectacularly in front of the 42,107-strong MCG crowd.But the 23-year-old showed why he deserves the gloves at one of the biggest clubs in the world each time.Up front, Rojiblancos striker Fernando Torres showed his class, drawing and deceiving Spurs defenders all night.Substitute Amath Diedhiou twice went close as the minutes ticked down, but one would be enough for Atletico.They will play Melbourne Victory in another friendly at Geelongs Simonds Stadium on Sunday. Cheap NCAA Jerseys .com) - The Montreal Canadiens will try to halt their longest losing streak of the season when they host the struggling New York Islanders in tonights clash at the Bell Centre. Authentic NCAA Jerseys Cheap . -- Playing time has been limited for Maxim Tissot this season, so the Montreal Impact defender made the most of his first scoring opportunity on Saturday. http://www.collegewholesalejerseys.com/ . 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. COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Take a stroll through the playlists of Texas A&M players, and youre likely to find a lot of similarities.Theres a lot of Drake. Future. Jeezy.Until you reach Myles Garretts playlist, where the first song is Sway, by Dean Martin. Scroll further down and youll notice a trend. Whether its The Temptations, Earth, Wind & Fire or The Isley Brothers, its clear that Garretts taste in music is anything but contemporary.He doesnt really listen to old-school R&B before a football game, does he?Oh yeah, Myles Garrett said. It gets me comfortable, gets me ready.It doesnt just stop there. The 2015 Lombardi Award finalist is known best for his on-the-field exploits (24 sacks, 34.5 tackles for loss in his first two seasons and No. 1 on Mel Kipers first 2017 Big Board), but the juniors off-the-field interests are as unique as his music taste when compared to his peers.Hes a laid-back dude, said defensive end Daeshon Hall, one of Garretts closest friends on the team. Doesnt really do anything except play basketball, listen to old-school music and read books. Sometimes well be watching movies and hell go out in the lobby and read a book. Hes a different guy.Say hello to Myles Garrett, All-SEC defensive end, big-time NFL prospect and the oldest soul in college football.Hes an old soul in a freak body, Hall joked.MusicAs his playlist indicates, Garrett favors music created before he was born.He never liked regular music, said his mother, Audrey Garrett. He never liked rap. If Sean [Williams, Myles older brother] turned on some rap, Myles closed his door. ... It was like noise to him. But if you turned on some old-school music, he would sit there bopping his little head.Myles favorite artist: Marvin Gaye. His favorite female artist: Anita Baker.I grew up with Ray Charles playing in the car all the time or playing in the house, Myles said. I grew up with Marvin Gaye and sometimes Dean Martin and Frankie. So I turned to everybody else who was in the era. I went to Elvis, Teddy Pendergrass. I kept expanding and it just went from there.Audrey said they played everything from Ella Fitzgerald to The Gap Band during Myles childhood. And his interest spans genres. He recently made a request -- which was fulfilled -- for No One Like You by The Scorpions to be played at a recent practice.He has some variety, Hall said. He doesnt listen to just all old school. He listens to some hip-hop and rock n roll.Love songs are Myles staple, though.He loves love songs, Audrey said. The baby is a romantic at heart.Social mediaThese days, everyone seemingly is on social media. Players, coaches, recruits, athletic directors.Everyone except Myles Garrett.He once had Twitter and Instagram accounts. Last offseason, when he was sitting at home in Arlington, Texas, he deleted them both. Its just unnecessary, he told his parents. Theres too much foolishness on there.He hasnt missed it and hasnt returned. No Snapchat. No Periscope. Nothing.I mean just to see how much time is consumed looking down at your phone when you could be reading, becoming better at your own language or learning a new language, Garrett said. You could be doing so many productive things. You could becoming a better student-athlete. While theyre scrolling down and looking through and trying to find something funny or something else, Im just trying to be the best I can and maximize my potential.Audrey said Myles became annoyed by Twitter users who would hurl insults at him.Hes not that dude whos going to stand up and do a whole bunch of cussing at you and go back-and-forth, she said. He always felt that My skiills will show what I can do. Wholesale College Jerseys Authentic. I dont need to run my mouth. Thats just how hes always dealt with it.Recently, when Audrey found something on her timeline she wanted to show Myles, he told her he didnt want to see it. He doesnt want any outside noise to impact him mentally.Garretts teammates arent ready to go that far.I feel like some people are thinking about deleting their social media to get focused, Hall said. But I like watching videos and stuff, so Ill keep mine.Audrey acknowledges Myles might have to change that stance once he makes it to the NFL.One of the things we have to consider when Myles goes to the next level -- knock on wood -- is that he is going to have to have a social media presence, she said. Were probably going to have Brea (Myles older sister) do that component for him. Hed be like more like Barack Obama and when he has something to say, hell sign it MG15 or something.Books and poetryDont expect to catch Garrett binge-watching TV shows on Netflix or playing Pokemon Go. In his downtime, he has a book or a pen in his hand.He writes poetry, reads a lot of poetry, receiver Ricky Seals-Jones said. You go in the locker room in a couple hours and if hes not sleeping, he probably has a book and is reading a book.On the bedroom wall, Audrey still has a framed poem Myles wrote for her as part of an elementary school project. He talks about wanting to be a professional football player, he talks about mommy loving him.He also handwrites letters to people, including his girlfriend, and his penmanship won handwriting contests in grade school.Myles has made no secret of his interest in dinosaurs. Family members and teammates alike acknowledge that dinosaur-related books dominate his reading list.Dinosaur books were always around for birthdays and Christmas, Audrey said. Thats why he knows all their names and can identify them.After his first Q&A session with local media last year, Garrett gave reporters some homework: to identify the largest carnivorous dinosaur. (The answer was spinosaurus aegyptiacus. Say that three times fast.)Favorite playersAsk Garrett who his favorite player is, and the answer youre most likely to hear is also unconventional for someone his age: the late Deacon Jones.Its fitting. Jones played the position Garrett does (defensive end) and is credited with inventing the term sack. The NFL Hall of Famer was also known for his head slap, which was legal in his era but is no longer.Garretts interest in players from former eras was sparked by his position coach at Martin High School in Arlington: Anthony Gonzales, now a head coach at Lovington High in New Mexico. Coach Gonzo, as Garrett and many others call him, was the first to show him clips of Hall of Famer pass-rushers Bruce Smith and Lawrence Taylor.[After that], I went to Derrick Thomas and kept on going further back to look at my predecessors, people who came before me who changed the game and how they played, Garrett said. I know I wanted to be one of those types of players. I watched them and see how they approached the game, how they got off the ball, what kind of workouts they did, how they approach the field every day.The guy with eclectic music taste and a laid-back demeanor is anything but on the football field, though.Hes a great guy, but once he puts on those pads, hes a different person, Seals-Jones said. 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