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SAO PAULO - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is worried the street protests that are planned during the World Cup could hurt his teams chances of winning the title. [url=http://www.cheapairmax90sale.com/]Caom Air Max 90 2018[/url] . Scolari says that although Brazilians have the right to complain about the government and demand improvements, perhaps the protests wont be coming at the "right time." He said the protests "could, big-time" affect his players performance during the World Cup, although he will not prohibit them from talking about the subject during the tournament. In an interview with Globo TV late Sunday, Scolari also said Brazil should have done a better job in its preparations for the World Cup, and said he has already made up his mind on 21 of the 23 players of his squad. Violent anti-government protests erupted across Brazil last year as people took to the streets calling for better services and questioning the billions being spent on hosting the World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics. The protests have since diminished in size, but they are widely expected again in the run-up to this years football tournament. "I think the protests can happen," Scolari said. "If they are peaceful, then thats democracy. Everyone has the right to protest. But I dont know if its the right time." The coach had already tried to distance the national team from the protests during last years Confederations Cup, when the largest public demonstrations in a generation broke out at the start of the warm-up tournament. Protests happened in all six host cities at the time, although matches and teams were not directly affected as Brazil went on to win the title. The players openly talked about the protests last year and the coach said they will be allowed to do it again during the World Cup. "They are national team players and they are on a mission," he said. "They can express themselves and say look, I also want a better Brazil, but I dont want it to be something that causes problems to our environment." Scolari also criticized Brazils preparations for the World Cup, saying that the country wasted time and should have done more to get things ready more quickly. "We could have done a better job to take advantage of these seven years that we had to prepare everything that was going to be needed, from airports to roads to education," he said. "But we lost time and we now we are out of time." Scolari last week confirmed nine players who will make Brazils squad David Luiz, Oscar, Ramires, Willian, Paulinho, Julio Cesar, Thiago Silva, Fred and Neymar and on Sunday he said there are only two spots remaining in the team. "We are still making observations, there are a lot of things we are still looking at," he said. Scolari will announce the official 23-man squad on May 7. Seven possible alternates will be announced later. Brazil will play friendlies against Panama and Serbia just before the World Cup opener against Croatia on June 12. [url=http://www.cheapairmax90sale.com/]Cheap Air Max 90 China[/url] . The Wizards gave up two seldom-used players forward Jan Vesely and point guard Eric Maynor. Vesely goes to the Nuggets, while Maynor gets shipped to the 76ers. Philadelphia receives two second-round draft picks, one from the Wizards in 2015 and one from the Nuggets in 2016. [url=http://www.cheapairmax90sale.com/]Nike Air VaporMax 2018[/url] . It took five games, but the Celtics finally helped Stevens earn his first NBA victory. "Im going to celebrate for a whole 12 minutes, and then Im going to start watching Orlando and trying to figure them out," the first-year Celtics coach said after Boston beat the Utah Jazz, one of the leagues other winless teams, 97-87 on Wednesday night. [url=http://www.cheapairmax90sale.com/]http://www.cheapairmax90sale.com/[/url] . As deep as their roster is, they need their superstar. Rose scored 23 points in his return from a five-game absence due to back pain, and Chicago hung on to beat the struggling Atlanta Hawks 90-79 on Monday.ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Gomes family and the Cleveland Indians enjoyed a big afternoon. Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer that sent Cleveland over the Texas Rangers 8-3 Saturday. The Indians also picked his brother, Juan, in the Major League Baseball draft. In his first two at-bats against Texas, Gomes had left five runners on base. But when he came up with two on and one out in the sixth inning, he hit a pitch from Nick Tepesch (2-2) over the centre-field wall. "I figured I had to drive the ball somewhere," Gomes said. "I took a pretty good swing at it. It was a curveball. All the other ones were fastballs. Maybe that was the difference." Also, the Indians took catcher Juan Gomes in the 37th round from Odesa College in Texas. Carlos Santanas two-run homer capped a four-run seventh that put the game away for Cleveland. Santana, two days off the disabled list after recovering from concussion symptoms, batted eighth and went 2 for 2 with two walks. Gomes was the ninth batter. "One through nine, we know we have a solid offence," right fielder David Murphy said. "We can put a bunch of runs on the board." Murphy, who previously played for Texas, batted sixth and had three hits and an RBI. Josh Tomlin (4-2), a native of Tyler, Texas, left after giving up a leadoff single to Adrian Beltre in the ninth. That tied his longest major league outing since he pitched his lone complete game Sept. 24, 2010. "Id like to get the complete game, dont get me wrong," Tomlin said. "Im more happy we got the win. Beltres a real good hitter. He got a good swing on that one." Beltre also doubled to drive in a run and scored himself in the two-run sixth. "(Tomlin) limmited the damage," Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. [url=http://www.cheapairmax90sale.com/]Cheap Air Max 2018[/url]. Alex Rios got three hits for Texas. Texas took a 1-0 in the third on a sacrifice fly by Elvis Andrus. Cleveland tied it in in the fourth after singles by Jason Kipnis and Lonnie Chisenhall put runners at first and third with no outs. With Chisenhall running on the pitch, Murphy lifted a fly ball to short centre. Chisenhall was already around second base when centre fielder Leonys Martin caught the ball and made an easy throw to first base. No one was covering the base, however, as Kipnis scored on the sacrifice fly and Chisenhall was awarded third when the throw rolled into the Texas dugout. Chisenhalls baserunning adventures continued when catcher Robinson Chirinos picked him off third base. A single and a walk put two runners back on the bases, but Gomes grounded out. His next time up, Gomes homered for a 4-1 lead. The Rangers scored twice in the sixth to pull within 4-3. Beltre hit an RBI double and came home on a wild pitch by Tomlin. NOTES: Santana, Clevelands cleanup hitter most of this season, batted eighth for the second consecutive game. "We dont want Carlos to be our eighth hitter all year, but when youre hitting fourth and hitting .150 its pretty glaring," Francona said. ... Andrus sixth-inning single extended his hitting streak against the Indians to 39 games, every one he has played against them. ... Indians 1B Nick Swisher (hyperextended left knee) ran the bases before the game. 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