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CHICAGO -- One more shot at the playoffs for Adam Dunn before he says hes probably done. Womens Nike Air Vapormax . The slugger with 460 career home runs but zero at-bats in the post-season was traded by the Chicago White Sox to Oakland on Sunday, possibly giving the contending As the power boost they need for the stretch. The White Sox also sent cash to Oakland while acquiring minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn. Because the deal was made before Sept. 1, Dunn will be eligible for the post-season if the suddenly sluggish Athletics make the playoffs. The 34-year-old Dunn has played more games -- 1,976 -- without reaching the post-season than any active major leaguer. This is his 14th season and, with a contract set to expire, said hes planning to retire after this year. Dunn waived his no-trade clause and approved the deal. "This is probably going to be it," he said. "I think that also weighed a lot, too. This is an opportunity. Ive been playing a long time and havent got this opportunity, so Im going to try to make the most of it." Dunn is hitting .220 with 20 homers and 54 RBIs. Earlier in his career, he played for Cincinnati, Arizona and Washington. Oakland holds the top wild-card spot in the American League. The As were second in the AL West after three straight losses to the division-leading Los Angeles Angels, and hadnt scored in 22 innings going into Sundays series finale. "I think this is just an opportunity for him that he shouldve taken," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "It came about and you talk to him about it, youre happy that he gets a chance to go do this. I think even if he does happen to hang it up after this year, hell at least get a shot at doing this." The As trailed the Angels by four games, their largest deficit since May 2013. The Athletics were looking to add a hitter after trading Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox for starter Jon Lester before the July 31 nonwaiver deadline. "Were trying to do whatever we can to get some offence going here," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "The guy has a history of hitting homers and getting on base, and I know hes excited about being with us." Along with Dunn, the White Sox have traded away second baseman Gordon Beckham and outfielder Alejandro De Aza in the past week and a half. Dunn has struggled in four seasons with the White Sox, mostly as a designated hitter. He has played first base and some outfield, and even made his first career pitching appearance this season in a mop-up role. The White Sox envisioned making playoff runs when they signed Dunn to a four-year, $56 million contract in December 2010. Dunn was coming off back-to-back 38-homer seasons with Washington but the plan didnt unfold as envisioned. "I wish things wouldve worked out better, but it didnt," he said. Dunns first season in Chicago was brutal. His average dropped more than 100 points to .159 while he hit just 11 homers in 2011, and he never really lived up to expectations after that. He became a lightning rod for fans with his high strikeout totals, finishing one shy of the record with 222 in 2012, but he remained popular in the clubhouse. "Some people like to lump it all together," teammate Paul Konerko said. "We know the first year was a rough year, but if you look at a lot of his time here, he kind of did what he was supposed to be doing." General manager Rick Hahn said the White Sox started to zero in on the Oakland deal on Saturday. He discussed the possibility with Dunn, and the veteran waived his no-trade clause. "This deal, we feel real good about Sanburn," Hahn said. "Hes a young power arm with good pitch ability and good secondary pitches." He said Sanburn will likely start next season in Double-A. As for Dunns time in Chicago? "Obviously, we were both disappointed that we didnt accomplish on the field what we had hoped when the deal was originally signed four years ago," Hahn said. "He was brought here as part of a plan to help us win championships in that window, and it didnt happen. From that standpoint, I think were all disappointed. From the clubhouse standpoint, he was outstanding." The White Sox also called up first baseman Andy Wilkins and Scott Snodgress from Triple-A Charlotte, reinstated outfielder Moises Sierra from the 15-day disabled list and outrighted pitcher Nestor Molina to Double-A Birmingham on Sunday. Wilkins, who had 30 home runs and 85 RBIs for Charlotte, started at first base on Sunday. Dunn, meanwhile, gets to play in meaningful games down the stretch. "I think thats whats probably really exciting for him at this point, is to come in here and play meaningful games in September and hopefully help a team get to the post-season," Melvin said. 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Thats why Dubai is really important for us this year, to get off to a really good start because I think the pressure is going to build with each Series event as the desperation for points climbs.The heat will be on as Canada plays Brazil, Fiji and England in Pool C play on the opening day of competition of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, the first of six tournaments. The forecast calls for temperatures around 30 degrees.Canadas men team starts play Friday in Dubai, which is the second stop on the HSBC Sevens World Series.The top four mens and womens squads at the end of the sevens season qualify automatically for the 2016 Summer Olympics. The Canadian women finished third on the circuit last season, behind runner-up Australia and champion New Zealand.The Canadians were the only team to make a final (in Atlanta) other than New Zealand and Australia.Tait believes Australia, Canada, New Zealand and England can win each time out, with teams like Russia and Fiji capable of upsets.Every years got tighter and I think this year is going to be the most competitive for sure, by far, said Tait, who had to deal with injuries in his squad last season.Jen Kish, who missed the 2013 Dubai event with a hamstring injury, will lead a veteran Canadian squad that includes Ghislaine Landry, Mandy Marchak, Kelly Russell and Ashley Steacy. World Cup star Magali Harvey, the IRB Womens Player of the Year, is also on the roster. Tait believes two-thirds of his squad is settled, with others still looking to make their case for the remaining berths on the Olympic team.The Canadian women geared up for Dubai with a three-week tour Down Under in October that saw Canada defeat Australia 17-12 before losing 17-12 and 17-15 in games that went down to the last play.They were excellent games, said Tait, a former Canadian international forward of some note himself. I was really pleased how we played.The Canadians also held a joint camp with the Australians, with former Canadian mens seven coach Geraaint John now head of Australias sevens program refereeing one scrimmage. Cheap Nike Air Vapormax China. .It was great for us because I think the girls now really know and believe in what we have to do to beat a team like Australia, Tait said of the trip. And that was one of the purposes in going there as well.The Canadians went on to win the Central Coast Sevens, going 6-0 while outscoring club opponents 221-21.Should Canada not finish in the top four in the series, it can still earn Olympic qualification by winning the North American and Caribbean regional (NACRA) championship. There are similar regional championships in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and South America.The regional events will take place between June 1 and Dec. 15, 2015.A final 16-team qualification tournament will send one other team to Rio, with host Brazil rounding out the 12-team Olympic field.The 204-15 womens season features 11 core teams, the top seven from the 2013-14 series (New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Russia, England, Spain and U.S.) and four teams from the first series qualifier in Hong Kong in September 2014 (Fiji, France, South Africa and China). An invited team, mostly Brazil, will make up the roster of each event.Tait is obviously hoping for automatic qualification. The alternative is a possible showdown with the U.S., led by former Canadian womens coach Ric Suggitt, in the NACRA regional championship.The Canadians, who have 21 centralized players in Victoria, have not lost to the Americans recently but Tait knows Suggitt will have the Womens Eagles ready.Theyve got some dangerous players and big home-run hitters, he said. Theyre going to be a dangerous side.----Canada RosterElissa Alarie, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Rugby Club, Trois-Rivieres, Que.; Arielle Dubissette-Borrice, Toronto Scottish, Toronto; Bianca Farella, Town of Mount Royal RFC, Montreal; Julia Greenshields, Sarnia Saints, Sarnia, Ont.; Magali Harvey, Club de Rugby Quebec, Quebec City; Jennifer Kish, Edmonton Rockers, Edmonton; Ghislaine Landry, Toronto Scottish, Toronto; Mandy Marchak, Capilano RFC; Winnipeg; Kayla Moleschi, Williams Lake Rustlers,Williams Lake, B.C.; Karen Paquin, Club de Rugby Quebec, Quebec City; Kelly Russell, Toronto Nomads, Bolton, Ont., Ashley Steacy, Lethbridge Rugby Club, Lethbridge, Alta.Follow @NeilMDavidson on Twitter ' ' '

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