After picking up successive County Championship titles, Yorkshire have a target on their back. [url=http://www.authenticbasketba

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After picking up successive County Championship titles, Yorkshire have a target on their back. Otto Porter Jersey . Theyre the team that everyone wants to beat but head coach Jason Gillespie insists that the challenge of winning a third title on the bounce is something to be embraced.Indeed, their 2014 triumph ended a 13-year wait for the prize - a minor delay compared to the 33 years that had passed since their last win prior to that - during which time they even suffered relegation to Division Two. Relative to that, the pressure of defending the title is no hardship at all. Were just embracing the challenge, Gillespie told Sky Sports ahead of Sundays Sky Live Championship match at Nottinghamshire.Weve put aside the fact that weve won two Championships - thats great but were just focusing on this summer and this season, and what we need to do to play good cricket. We see it as a massive challenge and something to be embraced.The other eight teams are the challengers. Weve had hard-fought draws against Hampshire and Warwickshire so we know that every team, every match, that we play in this division is going to be really difficult - a really strong challenge but were excited about that and were up for it. Jack Brooks, Adam Lyth, Gary Ballance and Ryan Sidebottom celebrate Yorkshires 2015 County Championship win It is that attitude of relishing every opportunity to overcome any obstacle that is put in front of them that has seen Yorkshire rise so swiftly under the Australians leadership.Promotion in Gillespies first season at the helm in 2012 was followed by a second-place finish in 2013, in which they pushed eventual champions Durham all the way, before going one better in each of the past two seasons.In that time, the county has also brought through a talented group of young batsmen, many of whom either have or are tipped to represent England.Of course, the step up to international level is not without its difficulties and Yorkshire have seen a couple of their number struggle at the highest level.Namely, Gary Ballance and Adam Lyth, both of whom have returned to the county scene keen to regroup before pushing for an England recall. Adam Lyth good enough to thrive at international level, says Gillespie Theyve responded very positively, its been great, Gillespie said of the duo. The lads have worked really hard on their games.They understand, theyre grateful for the opportunity to play for their country and while it didnt quite work out for them, the advice from us has been simply: You are your own best selector, go out and score as many runs as you can, that gives you the best chance of being picked.Were obviously very keen to see as many Yorkshire players representing England as possible. I certainly think Adam is good enough to succeed and thrive at international level.He didnt quite grasp his chance during the Ashes but all he can do is focus on scoring runs for Yorkshire and if an opportunity comes then Im sure hell grab it with both hands. Gary Ballance was dropped by England last summer The former Aussie quick was equally upbeat on Ballances chances, praising his dedication and insisting that he too is ready to take his chance if it comes.Hes been working on all facets of his game, added Gillespie. Theres been a lot of media talk and people offering advice and whatnot, but hes been working very hard with various coaches at Yorkshire on various aspects of his game.Hes been in fine touch so far in pre-season and this season and hes really excited about this summer ahead for Yorkshire.Perhaps the example both men can look to is Joe Root. The England star has recovered from being dropped from the side during the 2013/14 Ashes series to establish himself as one of the worlds leading batsmen. Joe Root is likely to feature for Yorkshire against Notts And the pair will have a chance to pick his brains in the coming weeks with Root set to make a rare appearance for Yorkshire in their Division One clash with Nottinghamshire.We dont really bank on having Joe at all so any time we do have him is an absolute bonus, said Gillespie.Its great that hes back and available for us for a couple of fixtures. We welcome him with open arms. Hes a great lad to have around and, obviously, a wonderful player.As for the match itself, Gillespie is expecting a difficult game at Trent Bridge but aims to ensure Yorkshire have done everything possible to go out and claim their first win of the campaign.Theyre a very good side. They had a good first win of the season and then they lost to Lancashire, he added.We know what a quality side they are and were certainly very respectful of that and we know its going to be a really tough challenge for us.Well do our best preparation, well do our research on their side and well work really hard to give ourselves the best chance of being successful.You can watch Yorkshire take on Nottinghamshire in Specsavers County Championship Division One live on Sky Sports 2 HD. Coverage starts at 10.30am on Sunday May 1. Also See: County XI of the week England stars in action CC Div One table Domestic fixtures/results Washington Wizards Jerseys . Its been a successful Games for Canada, which will finish near the top of the medal standings again. From repeat gold medal winners to multiple medal winners to undefeated teams to acts that define the Olympic spirit, there are many solid candidates who could be considered to receive the honour. Bradley Beal Jersey . 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The league announced Monday that Meriweather will be suspended for the first two regular season games for his helmet-to-helmet hit on receiver Torrey Smith in the second quarter of Saturday nights preseason win over the Baltimore Ravens. Meriweather will miss the opener against the Houston Texans on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 14 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He will not be allowed to attend team meetings or practices or appear at the teams facilities for any reason during the suspension. The sanction was levied by Troy Vincent, a longtime NFL safety and now the leagues executive vice-president of football operations. The league said Vincent determined that Meriweather "delivered a forceful blow to the head and neck area of a defenceless receiver with no attempt to wrap up or make a conventional tackle." The league said Meriweather has previously been disciplined five times for illegal hits to defenceless players. He was suspended two games last season after two helmet-first hits in a win over the Chicago Bears, but the penalty was reduced to one game after an appeal. Meriweathers tendency to lead with his helmet -- and aim for an opponents head -- has been a major point of concern since he joined the Redskins in 2012. On the play against Baltimore, he and Smith lowered theirr heads at roughly the same time as Smith went for a pass over the middle, but Meriweather lowered the crown of his helmet and clearly wasnt going for a hit instead of attempting a tackle. Ian Mahinmi Jersey. The pass was incomplete, and Meriweather was given a 15-yard penalty for a personal foul. "Im trying to do what the NFL asks of me," Meriweather said after the game. "After going through this off-season and working on the things that I need to work on, I get the first chance, and it seems like I failed." Meriweather also suggested hes being held to a higher standard because of his past. 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