n shot, cutting it to 9-8. Toronto then tied it in the eighth on Dioner Navarros double off Jonathan Broxton. NOTES: LHP J.A. Ha
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Thierry Henry caught up with West Hams signing of the summer Dimitri Payet to discuss his stellar first season in the Premier League. John Johnson Jersey . The Hammers travel to the King Power Stadium on Super Sunday looking to halt Leicester Citys charge for the Premier League title.Ahead of the game, Payet sat down with his compatriot, and Sky Sports pundit, Henry to discuss life in the Premier League, free-kicks, his return to the France national team and his long-term aspirations. Read on to discover what one of the current stars of the Premier League had to say to one of the all-time greats in a wide-ranging interview...HENRY: Id like to know what attracted you to the Premier League? Sky Sports Thierry Henry catches up with West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet PAYET: I think it came from watching matches. When I was a Ligue 1 player and there were big games on, as they say here on a Sunday afternoon, you could see the stadiums and the atmosphere, it was amazing. I really wanted to experience it and thats exactly whats happening at the moment.HENRY: At the time (you signed for West Ham), I was surprised. With no disrespect to West Ham, of course, Id like to know if you had any offers from other clubs? Payet highlights his relationship with Slaven Bilic at Upton Park PAYET: Other clubs did get in contact, but it didnt go further than that. My choice was to come to West Ham, mainly because Id spoken to the manager. Speaking to the coach has been my number-one criterion at every club Ive played for to find out what he expects from me, how he will make me improve and that hell play me. Thierry Henry has praised Dimitri Payets performances for West Ham this season West Ham was the best choice for me on the back of my best season in Ligue 1. I dont think there was much room left for progress in Ligue 1. Id done almost everything there. Coming to England to play in a different league under a coach who already wanted me when he was at Besiktas... I understood that Id be an important player for him and a club like West Ham that, as you said, is not one of the biggest, was the best platform for me to continue my development. Mark Noble one of three players highlighted by Payet for their encouragement HENRY: At West Ham, I can see how the players look at you. They know perfectly well that you can make the difference and theyll defend for you. Are there any players like that who say such things to you?PAYET: Id say we have three of them here: (Cheikhou) Kouyate, (Angelo) Ogbonna, the centre-back, and (Mark) Noble. Strangely enough, its the guys who do the running. They run for you. Its strange, it puts pressure on me, but a positive type. I know that when he gives me the ball, he expects me to do something positive for the team. They relieve me of my defensive duties. Its a big statement of confidence for me and it shows they have faith in me.HENRY: Youve worked hard and youve made it back into the national team. How did it go with Didier (Deschamps), who I know well and I know what hes like? Dimitri Payet (L) joined up with the France squad for the recent friendlies with Russia and Netherlands PAYET: Yes, we explained a few things to each other. We hadnt seen each other or spoken in almost a year. We had a quick talk and he told me what he expected from me and thats what Im like. Im not speaking about being a starter or a substitute, but he at least made things clear. From that moment onwards, I felt good and in terms of the group, I was looked at differently because I was playing in the Premier League. What Ive been doing at West Ham didnt have the same impact as what I was doing at Marseille. I really felt that. HENRY: I have to speak to you about your free-kicks because you have your own technique. Did you have to work hard on it? Do you still work on it? Dimitri Payets exquisite free-kicks have been a trademark of his seamless adaptation to the Premier League PAYET: I worked on it, I worked on it until I scored the first one. When the first one went in, I stopped because I felt Id found the right technique. You already have the shot, its about the steps and the way you take it.As soon as I worked that out, I stopped and its been the same story since. Ive been taking two in training and before the match. Thats the difficulty with free-kicks as you get one, maybe two and thats why its tough. You have to score. Payet and Henry agree that once you have mastered the art of taking free-kicks, you should not over-practise them Im happy because free-kicks and set-pieces have become very important in football nowadays. Its another side to my game and Im happy about it.HENRY: What does the future hold for Dimitri Payet? Can you see yourself at West Ham in a year, two years or even three years? Are you here for the long term?PAYET: Yes, because I never could have imagined experiencing a year quite like this one. Things are going well and Im enjoying it. The team is good, we have a great coach and the fans are amazing, so I want to go far with this club because Im in this position thanks to them offering the best possible conditions for me to express myself on the pitch.Catch the full exclusive interview with Dimitri Payet, followed by live coverage of Leicester v West Ham, on Super Sunday, 12.30pm, Sky Sports 1 HD Also See: Sky Live: Leicester v West Ham West Hams striker shortlist Fantasy Six-A-Side Mersons predictions Tavon Austin Jersey . Cammalleri suffered a concussion in the Flames 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. The 31-year-old forward did not travel with the team to Carolina. Mark Barron Jersey . 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Toronto overcame a 10-run deficit to beat Boston 13-11 in 12 innings in 1989. With the score tied at 9, Aroldis Chapman (0-2) came on to pitch the ninth and walked leadoff hitter Colby Rasmus. Erik Kratz doubled off the wall in left field to break the tie, then came around on Melky Cabreras single. Chapman was replaced after getting only two outs, and Encarnacion completed the big comeback and his sixth multihomer game of the season. Dustin McGowan (4-2) pitched a perfect eighth. Casey Janssen retired the three batters he faced in the ninth for his 13th save in 15 chances. The comeback boosted the Blue Jays out of a recent funk. They were swept for the first time this season at Yankee Stadium and had dropped nine of their last 12. The Reds pitching meltdown wasted a chance to get back to .500 for the fourth time this season. Cincinnati has yet to have a winning record. It was the first time the Reds blew an eight-run lead and lost since May 20, 2010, at Atlanta, a 10-9 defeat. Cory Littleton Jersey. The Reds gave up a season-high nine walks and 15 hits. The Blue Jays called up Liam Hendriks to start in place of R.A. Dickey, getting two extra days to rest a sore groin. The Reds knocked him out in the second inning while sending 11 batters to the plate for an 8-0 lead, their biggest inning of the season. Devin Mesoraco started the rally with a two-run homer and Jay Bruce finished it with a two-run shot. Bruce also singled as the Reds piled up seven hits and a walk. Latos made his second start since returning from the disabled list and wasnt sharp. He gave up nine hits, three walks and Encarnacions three-run homer during 5 2-3 innings. Reliever Jumbo Diaz made his major league debut in the seventh and gave up Lawries solo homer and Franciscos two-run shot, cutting it to 9-8. Toronto then tied it in the eighth on Dioner Navarros double off Jonathan Broxton. NOTES: LHP J.A. Happ (6-3) faces RHP Mike Leake (4-6) on Saturday. 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