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CARDIFF, Wales -- The Welsh capital of Cardiff came to a standstill on Friday as Wales national team returned home to a rapturous welcome by an estimated 200,000 people after its historic run to the European Championship semifinals in France. Cheap NBA Jerseys .After hundreds of supporters greeted the team at Cardiff Airport -- renamed Cardiff Bale Airport for the day in honor of Wales star Gareth Bale -- an open-top bus carrying Chris Colemans squad weaved its way through the streets of Cardiff for an hour.Players and supporters then re-enacted the viking Huh chant made famous at Euro 2016 by Iceland, the other feel-good story of the tournament.All those years of going abroad and hearing people say, `Wales, wheres that? Is it part of England? Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones said. Well, thats gone out of the window. In five weeks, theyve really shown where Wales is and that we are a country in ourselves.Competing in only its second major tournament, and first since the 1958 World Cup, Wales topped its group ahead of England and beat highly fancied Belgium en route to the last four. Portugal beat Wales 2-0 on Wednesday.The parade ended at Cardiff City Stadium, where Welsh band Manic Street Preachers performed on stage before players and staff were presented to the crowd. One player was missing, however, as midfielder Joe Ledley had earlier boarded a private plane in France to marry his fiancee Ruby May in Ibiza this weekend.Wales bus was emblazoned on the side with the words `Diolch (Thank you). Together We Are Stronger.This is what its all about, this is why the players work so hard to represent their country, Coleman said. They knew there was a nation waiting for them. Cheap Pistons Jerseys China . -- The Bishops Gaiters are showing they belong among the countrys top varsity football teams. Cheap Swingman Pistons Jerseys . Brazilian national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has confirmed that the veteran goalkeeper is set to join Toronto on loan, saying it will help him be ready for the World Cup. .B. - Sebastien Auger made 44 saves as the Saint John Sea Dogs edged the visiting Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2-1 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. NEW YORK -- Aroldis Chapman says Cubs manager Joe Maddon misused him during the postseason, putting the hard-throwing reliever on the mound too often in Chicagos successful effort to win the World Series for the first time since 1908.Traded from the New York Yankees to Chicago in late July, Chapman got the victory in Game 7 against Cleveland after wasting an eighth-inning lead. He became a free agent and agreed to an $86 million, five-year contract to return to the Yankees, a deal finalized Thursday.I think he was wrong in the way he used me. He abused a little bit on how much he made me pitch, and sometimes he made me pitch when I didnt need to pitch, Chapman said Friday. But hes the manager. He knows his stuff. He manages the way he knows, the way he wants and the way he wants to win. It was his decision, and my duty is to be prepared. I prepare myself to be strong, so that my arm is healthy. Thank God I was able to do the job, and I could pitch the way he wanted me to.The left-hander from Cuba threw 273 pitches in 13 postseason appearances, including 42 over 2 2/3 innings in Game 5, when he got his first eight-out save in the Cubs 3-2 win.He threw 20 on one days rest to get four outs in Game 6, then 35 more in Game 7 when he entered with a 6-3 lead and allowed Brandon Guyers RBI double and Rajai Davis two-run homer.Asked for an example of misuse, Chapman cited Game 6, when he entered with a 7-2 lead in the bottom of the seventh with two on and two outs. Francisco Lindor hit a grounder to first and originally was called safe, a ruling reversed when a video review concluded Chapman beat him to the bag after catching Anthony Rizzos throw.Chapman stayed in to start the bottom of the ninth with Chicago ahead by seven runs, then was replaced by Pedro Strop after a leadoff walk.I dont think I needed to come into the game, Chapman said. Looking forward, the important game was going to be Game 7 because basically we had that game almost won. Then I had to pitch on Game 7 and I was a little tired. I felt a little different. Its not the same. I could go out to pitch, do my job, but youre not as efficient if youre tired.Maddon did not immediately respond to a message Friday seeking comment. Speaking before Game 7, he said: Yesterday thaat was a really clear-cut decision for me how to work that inning. Cheap Detroit Pistons Jerseys. The threat there, was that had we not done it, then Aroldis would have had a more stressful 1 2/3 innings in the eighth or ninth inning.Chapman also was pursued in free agency by the Miami Marlins, who made a back-loaded offer and do not offer no-trade provisions.The Marlins were close on signing me, but at the end my wish was to come back to the Yankees, he said. I also wanted to be part of a young team, like the Yankees have now and not go to the Marlins because as you all know from time to time they change their team a lot, and I wanted to have a stable team of young players where I could feel at home.Chapman, who turns 29 in February, was acquired by the Yankees from Cincinnati last December and was suspended for the first 29 games of the season under baseballs domestic violence policy stemming from an October 2015 disturbance involving his girlfriend. According to a police report, Cristina Barnea told police he pushed and choked her. Chapman said there was an argument and he was pushed down by Barneas brother. Chapman said he eventually got a handgun and fired eight shots into a wall and window while locked in his garage.Criminal charges were not filed.I was coming to this team with a problem, and the way they treated me, the way they welcomed me, the way that they helped me, starting from the manager, the staff, my teammates, they made me feel at home, Chapman said. That kind of support, its something that you need in a moment like that.Chapmans fastball reached as high at 105 mph last season, when he went 4-1 with 36 saves in 39 chances for the Yankees and Cubs. He has 636 strikeouts in 377 innings and 182 saves in seven big league seasons.Because of the domestic violence dispute, Chapman understands why some Yankees fans were disappointed New York brought him back.We are all humans. We make mistakes, and we move forward, he said. 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