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Australias coach Darren Lehmann will mentor the national team until the 2019 Ashes series in England before making his exit, with succession planning to be a key part of his role over the next three years.Lehmanns contract has been extended until October 2019 by Cricket Australia, having previously been elongated until next year. Since his appointment on the eve of the 2013 Ashes series, Lehmann has guided Australia to home Test victories over England, India, New Zealand and West Indies, away defeats of South Africa and New Zealand, plus lifting the 2015 World Cup, also at home.However, a heavy away loss in the UAE to Pakistan, the surrender of the Ashes in England last year and a surprising defeat to an unfancied Sri Lanka in Pallekele last week make it patently clear that Lehmann still has plenty of work ahead of him to advance Australias claim to the title of the worlds undisputed best team. In addition to the multiple retirements that followed last years Ashes, Lehmanns support staff have changed considerably in the past six months, offering him fresh faces with which to work towards those goals.The board have actually seen that we are doing okay as such, barring the result in the Test [at Pallekele], but looking forward to the next few years in charge and hopefully getting some wins in the sub-continent, first and foremost on the agenda, but developing the side as we are, Lehmann said. We have a different coaching group now coming in and the players are refreshed and I am looking forward to the challenge.I suppose the big one on everyones lips is the sub-continent - we certainly have to improve there. Ashes is a big home and away and, obviously, the World Cup. They are the big ones for us, as everyone knows, but you have got to try and win every games you play. For us, we just have to get better playing in all conditions.Probably the spinning ball on the sub-continent [is our biggest challenge] you would think. Swinging ball - a lot has been made of the England swinging ball and we won a couple of Test matches this time, albeit we lost the Ashes and the wickets they produced were very seam friendly. End of the day, that is the way cricket goes. For us, it is probably more the sub-continent conditions at the moment, getting prepared for that obviously with the next two Test matches here and then India at the back end.With typical frankness, Lehmann replied I would think it would be, yeah when asked whether the extended tenure would mark the completion of his time as coach. Between now and then, Australia face a tour of India, a Champions Trophy, another home and away Ashes contest and a World Cup in England. The newly-appointed assistant coach David Saker, recent interim coach Justin Langer and Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie will be among the candidates to eventually replace Lehmann.Well give those guys opportunities along the way. As Ive always said, its the best job in the world. I love the job. But its a job you cant do forever either, Lehmann said. So whatever opportunities we can give to the guys along the way we certainly will do. And then its up to the board what they do from there and the high performance department.I think youre judged on results most of the time all around the world not just on the subcontinent. I think youve got to play well and win a lot of games of cricket basically as a coach. Thats what players have to do, thats what coaches have to do in any sport. Youve got to hopefully keep getting the results that makes it a lot easier.The rapid improvement of the national teams results under Lehmann when first appointed three years ago arguably saved the jobs of more senior CA figures including the team performance manager Pat Howard and the chief executive James Sutherland. They have not yet forgotten this fact, allowing Lehmann the rare privilege of extending his role and also planning well in advance for life afterwards.This is a world away from the attitude the board once held, that Lehmann was too much of a maverick to be entrusted with a coaching job. Howard emphasised Lehmanns standing as a popular figure in Australian cricket and an influencer of the global game, in explaining the decision.We wanted certainty and stability for the playing group with both the coach and assistant coach contracted as we build towards the Ashes series and the 2019 World Cup, Howard said. Darren has had great success in the role and he and the National Selection Panel deserve a huge amount of credit for taking a relatively young side to number one in the world in two of the three formats.What often goes unseen is how big of a supporter Darren has been of the wider cricket system in Australia and that is crucial to the long term sustainability of Australian cricket. The commitment he shows to the role goes far broader that of the Australian mens team and extends into the global support of the game through his work on the ICC Cricket Committee. Vapormax Australia Wholesale . Meanwhile, there were huge victories for Sunderland and West Ham over fellow relegation rivals, leaving the battle to avoid the drop up for grabs with the bottom 11 teams separated by just six points. 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We just didnt make the necessary plays to win.Not even close.After winning the NFC East last season despite never beating a team with a winning record, the Redskins opened this season with a dismal 38-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night.There were all sorts of problems for Washington (0-1).Cousins showed, according to Gruden, that he still has some growing up to do as an NFL starter.There were the two interceptions and also other issues, such as miscommunication with DeSean Jackson on a run-pass option and several poor throws, including a trio early that were too low.Hes going to have some bumps along the way. Thats what all quarterbacks go through, Gruden said. How he responds to those downs will make or break him as a quarterback.The running game, which was not really targeted for improvement in the offseason, flopped early and then was abandoned: Washingtons 12 rushes were a league-low in Week 1. Gruden partially tried to explain that away by saying his team was behind in the second half, so wanted to accumulate chunks of yards via the pass.Thats the approach we took for this week, he said. Next week could be totally different.Gruden acknowledged that there were two bad decisions, in hindsight, on fourth downs in the first half. 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And Antonio Brown was allowed to roam free for eight catches for 126 yards, including a 29-yard TD on a fourth-and-1 play.Brown was mostly covered by Bashaud Breeland, while this offseasons big splash, $75 million signing Josh Norman, stayed on his side of the field.We have just got to go back and look and correct our mistakes and then study Dallas and figure out things that we might be able to do differently from a personnel standpoint, from a coaching standpoint and go from there, Gruden said, speaking generally about his teams defense. But the game is done. Weve got to learn from it and move on.Game notes Gruden said the Redskins were deciding whether to re-sign DE Cullen Jenkins. In preparation for such a move, the team waived C Austin Reiter and released G Nila Kasitati from its practice squad. 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