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FFA Cup holders Melbourne Victory have needed a lone strike from goal king Besart Berisha to see off semi-professional side Hume City and advance to the quarter-finals. Air Max 97 Womens Sale .Victory were pushed to the limit on Wednesday night in an at-times feisty affair at ABD Stadium in Melbournes northern suburbs, in a repeat of last seasons semi-final.Berisha netted from the penalty spot midway through the first half to extend his FFA Cup goalscoring record to 10 in as many matches.Victory were fortunate to be awarded the penalty as midfielder Fahid Ben Khalfallah went to ground easily after dribbling into the penalty area.Melbourne dominated possession with Socceroo midfield pair Oliver Bozanic and new signing James Troisi looking sharp, but Hume created several half-chances of their own.Kym Harris was denied a second-half equaliser for Hume after some desperate, last-gasp defending from Victory.One-time Socceroo midfielder Carl Valeri, who missed much of last season through illness, didnt take the field and is set for a stint on the sidelines after having his tonsils removed.Tim Cahills homecoming began in winning fashion as Melbourne City claimed a hard-fought 2-1 comeback win over former National Soccer League champions Brisbane Strikers.Socceroo star Cahill enjoyed close to a half-hour cameo, but it was last seasons A-League top-scorer Bruno Fornaroli who was the difference after netting penalties in each half.Canberra Olympic ended the run of giantkillers Redlands United, the Brisbane-based side who shocked Adelaide United in the previous round.Futsal international Angelo Konstantinou and prolific veteran striker Robbie Cattanach scored in a 2-0 win in the nations capital.Blacktown City are also through to the quarter-finals after easing to a comfortable 3-0 over fellow Sydney club Bonnyrigg White Eagles. 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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said he supports the Wolverines players who raised their fists during the playing of the national anthem prior to the teams 49-10 home win over Penn State on Saturday.Those Wolverines were among a group of players throughout the country who demonstrated on sidelines while the anthem played in hopes of raising awareness about social justice issues. ?The demonstrations, sparked by?San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick?a month ago, have picked up steam after fatal police shootings of black men in North Carolina and Oklahoma earlier this week.Ive been thinking a lot about this over the last four, five, six weeks, Harbaugh said after No. 4 Michigans win. Because I am the football coach doesnt mean I can dictate to people what they believe. I support our guys. I think this is something, its not going away, its gonna keep happening.Harbaugh previously said he understood Kaepernicks motivation and his right to protest but didnt agree with the method in which the QB chose to express himself. Harbaugh coached Kaepernick in San Francisco for four seasons before coming to Ann Arbor.?Senior Jourdan Lewis, one of the Michigan players to take a stand, said a small group discussed doing something in practice during the week but didnt want to force anyone into making a decision about whether to join.Lewis told reporters that he meant no disrespect to the country, but he felt a message needed to be delivered. He said he wanted to let the public know that there is injustice in America and he believes people of all races need to come together to search for a solution. He said he didnt know how long he or his teammates planned to continue calling attention to the issue.I have aa platform, he said. Air Max Plus 97 Blue. Regardless of anything, Im going to stand up for injustice. That wasnt disrespecting anything. I love this university. I love this country, but things can get better.The coach said he learned about the players action when he returned to the locker room after the game.?Other Michigan players involved included Khalid Hill, Mike McCray, Devin Bush and Elysee Mbem-Bosse.Harbaugh said he didnt know prior to the game that a few players planned to raise their firsts, and he added that he had not yet talked with his players about how to handle social protest or how to use the stage they are afforded as college athletes.I think were a team as a country, he said. Ill tell you what I believe in. I believe in God. I believe in country. I believe in family. I believe in rules of law and following rules. I believe as a team the things that we embrace, we should embrace.If something is not good for somebody on the team, then we talk about it and we get it fixed together, as a team. Those are the things that I believe. But that doesnt mean that just because Im a football coach that I can tell other people what to believe or what to think. I support people speaking their own mind and saying what they believe.Elsewhere this weekend, a trio of players at Michigan State raised their firsts during the national anthem. On Friday, several members of the SMU band dropped to a knee during the national anthem. That night, students at the Eastern Michigan football game in Ypsilanti, Michigan, protested on the field because of racist graffiti that appeared on campus during the week. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '