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In the end, Kade Snowdens body couldnt handle it. Youth Dane Cruikshank Jersey .The Newcastle forward on Friday announced his NRL retirement one year early, finally bringing an end to a long battle with a neck injury that had sidelined him since the Knights 2016 season-opening game.It is the first time the 29-year-old has played less than 17 games in a season since 2007.It has been a tough year not being able to contribute to the team but my body just couldnt do it anymore, Snowden said.A number of injuries, but primarily my neck, have forced an early retirement from the game that has been my whole life.Because injury forced Snowden to retire, the estimated $400,000 he is owed next year is believed to be wiped off the Knights salary cap for next season.He is one of two forwards confirmed on Friday to be leaving the Hunter at the end of the year, with Robbie Rochow announcing a move to South Sydney on a one-year deal.James McManus and Jeremy Smith are also retiring at seasons end.Snowden, a former NSW State of Origin and Australian representative, finishes his 12-year career on 174 games, including 82 at Cronulla from 2008-11.Snowden paid tribute to then-Sharks coach Ricky Stuart for helping him earn two appearances for the Blues and his solitary Kangaroos Test during his time in the Shire.Thank you to the two clubs, and especially Ricky Stuart, who turned me into the man and player that other players wanted to play with, he said.Having made his debut with the Knights, Snowden then returned back to his former club, where he played his final five seasons.I was so happy I was able to play my last couple of years at the Knights, he said.To have my family and friends support me every week and to represent Newcastle meant the world, even though it has been cut short. 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He almost did, but Jonathan Lucroy was the fifth.Lucroys two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning gave the Texas Rangers a 7-6 victory over the Athletics.Madson had struck out the fourth batter in the inning, Rougned Odor, but pinch-runner Joey Gallo stole second base on the third strike.As far as the depth of the lineup and the guys on the bench too, theyre as good as there is in the league, especially with the additions theyve made, Oakland manager Bob Melvin said.He strikes out Odor, whos a great hitter in big situations. There were runners on base, but once he got Odor, I thought we were going to win the game.Instead, Lucroy hit a ground ball inside third base to drive in pinch-runners Delino DeShields and Gallo.I had the big hit, Lucroy said. Look, I was 1 for 5 and I came up to hit with runners in scoring position. I was able to sneak one past the third baseman.Carlos Beltrans one-out double began the winning rally. He, Lucroy and Carlos Gomez, who led off the seventh inning with a home run, all have been acquired since July.Madson (5-6) had his seven blown save in 37 chances.Sam Dyson (2-2), the Rangers fourth pitcher, got the win.The As built a 6-2 lead against Texas starter Cole Hamels on home runs by Khris Davis and Brett Eibner, who drove in four runs.My first at-bat, one out, man on third, opportunity to get a run in there and didnt, Eibner said. That kind of really kind of made me bear down on my approach the next two at-bats. When I got the pitches I wanted to hit, I didnt miss them.Davis homer was his 38th of the season, his eighth in 14 games against Texas and his third against Hamels in only seven at-baats. Cheap Titans Jerseys. Hamels allowed six earned runs in six innings. In his last four starts, hes 0-1 with a 10.50 ERA in 18 innings pitched.After Davis homer in the fourth, Ryon Healy hit his second double of the game and scored on Eibners two-out single.Eibners sixth homer came with two outs in the sixth.Hamels was pitching against an Oakland team that scored 43 runs in a four-game sweep at Kansas City.Weve been swinging the bat well, Melvin said. We expect to score some runs. Its just trying to keep these guys from scoring more than we do.TRAINERS ROOMRangers: RF Shin-Soo Choo, on the disabled list since Aug. 16 with a broken left forearm, will begin swinging a bat, but no date has been established for his return. ... RHP Tony Barnette (strained left oblique) is not expected to pitch until the final week of the season.ERASING A RUNTexas had a run taken off the scoreboard in the third inning. With the bases loaded and one out, Ian Desmond hit a slow grounder to shortstop Marcus Semien. Desmond reached first base as Mitch Moreland crossed home plate. 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