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LONDON -- The joyful spirit from the 2012 London Games has gone from the Olympic Stadium, replaced instead by hatred and ugly skirmishes. Christian Miller Panthers Jersey .West Hams new home, converted into a soccer stadium with the seats newly painted in the teams claret and blue colors, has been marred by violence this season as small mobs create a toxic atmosphere during matches.Further disorder erupted in the closing stages of Wednesdays game against Chelsea, with bottles, coins and seats hurled between rival fans and seven people arrested. Such unrest -- and far worse -- was a regular occurrence in the last century, but English authorities thought they had contained the problem.Football has become a better, more welcoming environment for a wider fan base, sports minister Tracey Crouch said Thursday. No one wants to see a return to the dark days of the late `70s and `80s. It is completely right that strong action is taken and that anyone involved in last nights trouble is banned for life.Later Thursday, West Ham and London Stadium said in a statement that they are finalizing the identification of 200 individuals who will receive stadium bans having been involved in incidents of disorder ranging from the use of abusive and offensive language to missile throwing.The statement added that rapid progress has been made thanks to extensive CCTV footage being shared between the two London clubs, the Metropolitan police and London Stadium partners.The cause of the disturbances, which Crouch called desperately sad, is perplexing authorities. Why should a club, which was renowned in the past for hooliganism, see a revival of a violent element of its fan base just by moving a few miles across east London from Upton Park?Security numbers were increased inside the stands and riot police stationed around the streets of Stratford for the visit of Chelsea. But there are problems segregating fans in a stadium that was not initially designed for soccer and had to be partially rebuilt after the Olympics to make it suitable for West Ham, which has a 99-year lease.Although Wednesdays game was a London derby, it was in Englands second-tier League Cup competition when weaker lineups are typically used by teams. And beating Chelsea 2-1 to advance to the quarterfinals produced a rare bright moment this season.But a visiting Chelsea fan said he was hit by an object soon after Cheikhou Kouyate headed West Ham in front in the 11th minute.As soon as they scored there was abuse being hurled over and we were watching the game and all of a sudden I felt a massive thump on the side of my head, thinking it was a bottle or a stone, Steve Cutting said. I put my hand up to my head and realized Id been cut. I looked down and there were some coins, 50p (pence) and pound coins.The English Football Association has opened an investigation into the latest disturbances. The English Football League, the organizers of the League Cup, is working with the clubs and authorities to identify the perpetrators of the violence.West Ham was known for having an organized group of hostile supporters called the Inter City Firm, active mostly in the 1970s and `80s and at away games. The movie Green Street, released in 2005, was based on the group. Behavior among West Ham fans significantly improved in recent years, although there have been isolated incidents, including at the clubs last game at Upton Park in May when the Manchester United team bus was attacked.West Hams inability to shake off its harmful image of a small section of its fan base may hamper attempts to secure naming rights for its new stadium.Olympic Stadiums dont generally make great naming rights sponsors, Tim Crow, chief executive of sports marketing agency Synergy, said by telephone. Very few have attracted a naming rights sponsor and as a result London was up against it anyway.What last night and previous incidents have done is make it extremely unlikely we will see anything happening in the near future and maybe longer.---Rob Harris is at www.twitter.com/RobHarris and www.facebook.com/RobHarrisReports Jordan Scarlett Panthers Jersey . 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The lightning-quick Mets left fielder made a diving catch to take a go-ahead hit away from Todd Helton in the sixth inning, then raced home with the tiebreaking run in the eighth, and the New York Mets beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Tuesday night. "Felt good against those guys," Young said. "Theres no hard feelings. Im more appreciative that they made the move they did because I wouldnt be in this situation if they didnt. But it was good being able to showcase that." The Rockies have lost 12 of 18 since the All-Star break and have scored five runs in their last three games. LaTroy Hawkins gave up a pair of two-out singles in the ninth before Ike Davis made a diving catch on Yorvit Torrealbas sinking liner in foul territory down the first base line. It was Hawkins first save since May 6, 2012, for the Angels. Scott Atchison (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth inning after Carlos Torres pitched 1 2-3 perfect innings in relief of Mets starter Jenrry Mejia. "I thought he pitched well enough," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "I think when the umpire got hurt, the sitting kind of got him off track a little bit. But our bullpen came in did a great job." Plate ump Manny Gonzalez was injured when he appeared to be hit in the jaw after a pitch from Mejia bounced up and hit him under the mask. Gonzalez was escorted off under his own power, and second base umpire Larry Vanover had to go change into protective gear to assume duties behind the plate. Collins said Gonzalez was feeling much better after the game. Young led off the eighth with a single against Wilton Lopez (1-4). He was able to take second on Marlon Byrds deep fly, putting him in position to make it home on Lagares infield single, a slow chopper to second base that he just barely beat out. Young accelerated around third and beat the throw home. "Pretty much I knew it was a slow roller so it was going to be all-out play for the second base to make at first and as long as I continued running the whole way, he had to make the perfect throw to first and the perfect throw to get me." Lagares also hit a two-run triple in the first. Mejia tied a season higgh with seven strikeouts, but left after 5 1-3 innings. Greg Little Youth Jersey. He allowed a tying solo homer to pinch-hitter Chris Blackmon to lead off the sixth and nearly gave up the lead, too, after a long pause in the game when Gonzalez was injured. Mejia only got one out after the interlude, though third baseman Wilmer Flores committed an error on a tough hop off the bat of Troy Tulowitzki and Michael Cuddyer walked. Torres came on with the bases loaded and retired Wilin Rosario on a pop fly to centre too shallow to score a run before Young made his diving grab on Heltons liner. "Thats what hes brought to us, that energy, that speed," Collins said. "I cant emphasize enough the job that hes done since hes been here. Hes gotten on base when we needed him to. He scores runs like that. Hes played great in the outfield." Flores was making his big league debut. He mostly played shortstop in the Mets system, but filled in at third because David Wright was hurt last weekend. Chad Bettis, who made the start while Tyler Chatwood got pushed back a few days to let his tweaked hamstring rest, allowed two runs and four hits in five innings. Bettis settled down after Lagares triple, and the Rockies got a run back for him in the fifth, when Rosario hit a leadoff single and scored on a sacrifice fly. Davis lifted his glove over Heltons grounder to first base for an error, allowing Rosario to take third with nobody out. After he scored, D.J. LeMahieu hit into an inning-ending double play. Those stranded runners loomed large later, when Young, who was traded to New York on June 18 for right-hander Collin McHugh, scored. The Rockies knew what Young could do, but couldnt find room for him in their lineup or bench. "Hes got game-changing speed, and it got them a win tonight," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. NOTES: Davis went 2 for 2 with a pair of walks to reach safely in all his plate appearances on Tuesday night. He has a .446 on-base percentage since returning from Triple-A Las Vegas on July 5. ... Mets RHP Matt Harvey (8-3) is expected to face Rockies RHP Jhoulys Chacin (10-5) in Wednesdays game. ... Mets LHP Jonathon Niese struck out six and allowed two runs and four hits in five innings of a rehab start at Double-A Binghamton. ... Lagares has 12 RBIs since the All-Star break. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '  
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