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Wigan Warriors have confirmed that scrum-half Matty Smith is joining St Helens on a three-year contract. Jermaine Lewis Jersey . The England international, 29, leaves Wigan after four-and-a-half years during which Wigan twice won Super League as well as winning the Challenge Cup in 2013 when he was named man of the match in the win over Hull.Smith played 139 games for Wigan, scoring 22 tries, kicking 304 goals and a club-record 25 drop-goals. Warriors chairman Ian Lenagan said: This was a particularly difficult decision for everyone involved and one that was made after much thought and consideration. Smith and Sean OLoughlin lifted the Super League trophy last weekend St Helens approached Wigan earlier this year to discuss Mattys future and made it clear that they would be willing to offer him a long-term contract; an additional two years beyond that which Matty had remaining on his contract at Wigan. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ￡6.99. No contract. With George Williams firmly established as an important first team player and Thomas Leuluai re-joining the club shortly, together with the emergence of Jake Shorrocks and the cover that Sam Powell brings, we felt that the time was right in view of his tremendous service to Wigan for Matty to take up this new opportunity and secure his long-term future. Warrington Wolves Chris Hill (left) and Smith pose with the Super League trophy Head coach Shaun Wane said: With long-term injuries to many key players this year Matty played in all but one game and led the team exceptionally well throughout the season.He has become a real leader of the team over the last four and a half years and he will always have my utmost respect. Smith began his career with Saints before joining Salford Saints head coach Keiron Cunningham said: Im delighted to have secured the services of Matty. He a class scrum-half who possesses a fantastic kicking and passing game as well as being an accomplished goal kicker.He has excellent leadership qualities and composure in big games after having experienced several over the course of his career.His partnership with Theo Fages will be an exciting one to watch.This will be Smiths second spell at St Helens - he left them to join Salford in 2010 before moving to Wigan in 2012.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the British Masters on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: Set of Six Wigan win Grand Final Rugby League on Sky Follow us @SkySportsRL Jeff Blake Jersey . In the days leading up to the draft, TSN.ca and TSN Radio basketball analyst Duane Watson looks at some of the names that will be headlining the event. Tonight, Michigans Nik Stauskas of Mississauga, Ontario. Johnny Unitas Jersey . "He started putting me on the ice to strengthen them at the suggestion from a doctor," he said. Weight said it wasnt a pretty sight at the rink in St. Clair Shores, Mich. "I looked like Forrest Gump," he joked. http://www.customravensjersey.com/custom-jordan-richards-jersey-large-1333d.html . The Earthquakes (6-9-7) were coming off a 5-0 loss at home last Saturday to FC Dallas. Even with the draw, the Sounders (13-7-3) climbed back into a tie for both the Western Conference and overall top spot in MLS. Seattle, West co-leader Real Salt Lake and East leader Sporting Kansas City all have 42 points. CLEVELAND -- Indians manager Terry Francona likes to talk about grind-it-out wins. Tuesday nights 5-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox fit that category perfectly. Michael Bourns two-run double in the seventh inning snapped a 3-all tie and extended Clevelands winning streak to a season-high five straight games. The Indians scored three runs on five straight hits in the first off Jake Peavy, but couldnt add to the lead and the Red Sox tied the game in the seventh. The deadlock didnt last long. "We played a good game," Francona said. "I thought we had to. We strung together a number of hits (in the first), then youre kind of hanging on for dear life. When they tied it, we came back." Cleveland (29-30) can get back to .500 for the first time since April 24 if it can complete a three-game sweep Wednesday. The Indians have made up six games in the AL Central standings since May 18 and trail first-place Detroit by 4 1-2 games. Francona always stresses to his players to take things one day at a time. "Thats the only way you can dig yourself out of a hole," he said. "It can look so daunting when you look too far in advance, but when you take care of what youre supposed to do that day, all of a sudden things can mount in a good way." The Red Sox have lost two straight after winning seven consecutive games. That streak was preceded by a 10-game losing streak. Nick Hagadone (1-0) struck out three in 1 1-3 innings. Cody Allen recorded the final four outs for his fifth save, striking out former Indians All-Star Grady Sizemore, pinch-hitting for Jonny Gomes, to end the game. Allen also retired Sizemore for the final out in Mondays 3-2 win. "Obviously, they have some very good hitters," Allen said. "Theyre the defending world champions. Thats a veteran group. They have a lot of wins over there." Peavy (1-3) allowed five runs in 6 1-3 innings. The right-hander, who hasnt won since April 25, gave up three runs in the first, but held the Indians scoreless until the seventh. David Murphy walked to start the inning and Yan Gomes singled. Peavy threw out Murphy at third on Mike Aviles sacrifice attempt, leaving runners at first and second. Andrew Miller relieved, but Bourn doubled offf the lefty over the head of Gomes in left field to score both runners. Gus Edwards Jersey. . "Bournie had a really good at-bat," Francona said. "Thats not a fun lefty to face from the left side." Bourn, who hit a walk-off homer Sunday against Colorado, is 8 for 19 with five RBIs in Clevelands winning streak. The Indians are 20-11 at Progressive Field, the best home record in the AL. The Indians opened the game with five straight singles. Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall had RBI hits. The third run scored when Ryan Raburn hit into a double play. Peavy, who was 0-2 with a 5.89 ERA in six starts last month, retired 14 in a row at one point, a stretch that ended with Chisenhalls two-out single in the seventh. "This is a tough one to lose," Peavy said. "I dont know if Ive ever started a game with five straight hits. Tonight was a grind." Xander Bogaerts hit a solo homer with one out in the third. Jonathan Herreras sixth-inning single cut the lead to 3-2. Bogaerts started the seventh with a double off Scott Atchison and scored when Dustin Pedroia doubled. Hagadone, called up from Triple-A Columbus on Monday, struck out A.J. Pierzynski and Alex Hassan with two on to end the inning. Cleveland starter T.J. House allowed two runs in 5 2-3 innings. NOTES: Boston pitcher Brandon Workman appealed a six-game suspension imposed by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for throwing near the head of Tampa Bay star Evan Longoria last week. Workman can play until the appeal process is complete, and is expected to make his scheduled start Wednesday night in the series finale. ... Indians 3B/C Carlos Santana (concussion) took batting practice and ran the bases Tuesday. He could be activated Friday. .... Boston C Ryan Lavarnway (fractured left wrist) underwent surgery Tuesday in Cleveland to remove his hamate bone. Manager John Farrell expects a five-to-seven week recovery period before baseball activities take place. ... 1B Nick Swisher (sore left knee) could go on a minor-league rehab assignment next week. He has begun to play catch and is scheduled to start hitting in a couple of days. ... Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel will throw out the first pitch Wednesday. ' ' '
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