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SYDNEY - The second set of group matches kicks off Tuesday at the Asian Cup, with host Australia against Oman at Sydney and two-time champion South Korea playing Kuwait in Canberra. Mix Diskerud New York City Jersey .Heres some things to watch in the Group A matches:AUSTRALIA vs. OMAN (0900 GMT): Australia opened the Asian Cup last Friday with a resounding 4-1 win over Kuwait in Melbourne, a confidence-boosting start to the tournament for the hosts after conceding a surprising early goal.Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou will be forced into changes against Oman, though, with skipper Mile Jedinak struggling with an injured left ankle. Veteran Tim Cahill, Australias leading international goalscorer, will lead the team in Jedinaks absence.Oman had a 1-0 loss to South Korea in its opening match in Canberra, narrowly missing a stoppage-time equalizer that would have earned the team a valuable point.Postecoglou said hed heed the lessons learned at the World Cup in Brazil — when the Socceroos took Chile and Netherlands right to the wire before a lopsided loss to 2010 champion Spain in their last group match — and rotate his players in the preliminaries rather than going into later matches with a fatigued starting lineup. Australia and South Korea meet in the last group match on Saturday.Weve learnt pretty clearly at the World Cup by the third game we were pretty spent as a group because we relied on a core group of players, Postecoglou said. We dont want to fall into the same trap. We want to do well in all three games and (Oman) is a very, very important game for us.Postecoglou said Oman made it tough for South Korea, and he expected his lineup to confront a similar bustling, counter-attacking game.While (South) Korea dominated the chances and possession you saw right up until the last minute the game was in the balance, Postecoglou said. They are always a tough opponent for us.Centre back Trent Sainsbury said three points against Oman would give Australia every chance of progressing.We got off to a great start against Kuwait, but this is equally as important, if not more so, he said. If we get that three points, then were through. Its a massive game for Australia. Were at home, weve got a point to prove.___KUWAIT vs. SOUTH KOREA (0700 GMT): Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-Yuengs is expected to be central to South Koreas push for back-to-back group wins.Coach Uli Stielike is demanding improvement from his South Korea lineup, which dominated possession and had considerably more chances against Oman but had to settle for a 1-0 win, courtesy of Cho Young-cheols goal in first-half stoppage time. Oman didnt get a shot on goal until substitute Amad Al Hosnis header in injury hit the crossbar.Stielike said the two-time champions were under intense pressure in South Korea to improve on the semifinals appearances at the last two Asian Cups. He said he saw positive signs in the second-half against Oman.I prefer a hard, tough match in our opening game so we can learn from our mistakes and get better and better in the tournament, he said. I feel thats better than winning 5-0 and then everyone thinks you can win the Cup and you get smaller and smaller instead.There was some doubt over the fitness of defender Kim Chang-soo and Bolton Wanderers midfielder Lee Chung-yong, who were both injured during the opening match.Normally the players know one day before the game the starting lineup (but) in this case its not like this, Stielike said. Not because I dont want to give it to them, but at the moment we dont know what players are ready.And despite Kuwaits lopsided opening loss to 2011 finalist Australia, Stielike said the team had South Koreas full attention.I dont consider Kuwait a weak side, he added. I know some people believe South Korea will have an easy time against Kuwait, but I will tell my players to be careful.Kuwait went into the tournament opener with limited preparation under new coach Nabil Maaloul, who is hoping to have attacking options Bader Al Mutawa and Yousef Naser fit and ready to start.Team spokesman Nawaf Al Enezi said the players had put the loss to Australia behind them.Against Australia we played well, and created a lot of chances, and the players sprit was high, he said. We know the Korean style, and I hope we can play with the style that (Maaloul) wants and get a good result. David Villa Jersey . Jose Bautista homered for the fifth straight game in the sixth inning, following a two-out solo homer by Melky Cabrera. Edwin Encarnacion led off the seventh with a homer to tie the game 3-3 and, with two out in the seventh, Munenori Kawasaki came through with the two-out single to score pinch-runner Steve Tolleson with what proved to be the winning run. 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"Hes really a special person not only on the field but off the field." The deal includes a team option for a seventh year in 2020 at $18.5 million. Should the St. Louis decline the option, they would pay Carpenter a $2-million buyout. "For a baseball junkie like myself, I cant think of a better place to play than the city of St. Louis," Carpenter said. "Busch Stadium, I still pinch myself every time I make that drive to the field. "Playing in front of these fans, the city of St. Louis, Cardinal baseball as a whole, its just so much fun. Its such a privilege to put on this jersey. Its something I dont take lightly at all." Carpenters agent, Bryan Cahill, said the 28-year-old received a $1-million signing bonus and will make $1.. Andrew Jacobson Jersey. million this season. The salary escalates each year, reaching $14.5 million in 2019. Carpenter hit .318 while leading the National League in hits (199), doubles (55) and runs (126) last season and playing mostly second base. He is moving back to third this season, where he has played most of his professional career. He earned his first all-star selection in 2013 and finished fourth in MVP voting. A 13th-round draft choice out of TCU in 2009, Carpenters first full season in the majors was 2012. Carpenter switched to second during last spring training and started 128 games as a middle infielder in 2013. He also played 24 games at third. Known in the clubhouse for his work ethic and daily preparation, it hasnt taken Carpenter long to take on a leadership role. Hes made an impact not only on the younger Cardinals, but also on the veterans. "They cant help but watch," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "OK, how did this guy get on the board all of the sudden? "Hows he in the MVP running? Where did this come from? They cant help but translate the work thats put in and the discipline." He fought back emotion at Saturdays press conference. "I realize what a responsibility this is for me," Carpenter said. 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