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SAN DIEGO -- Tim Lincecum walked into the San Francisco Giants clubhouse late Sunday morning and, yes, his right arm was still attached to his body. Air Max Outlet Italia . That was no small matter, considering that Lincecum threw 148 pitches in his first career no-hitter Saturday night. The Freak, indeed. While he was still trying to put his no-hitter into perspective, Lincecum said his arm was OK after his incredible effort in the San Francisco Giants 9-0 victory against the last-place San Diego Padres. "I havent played catch yet but right now I feel good," he said, sitting in the dugout an hour before the defending World Series champion Giants tried for a four-game sweep. Lincecum looks different now that hes cut his long hair, and he doesnt throw quite as hard as he used to. One thing hasnt changed, though. Lincecum has never iced his arm after starts, including his 148-pitch performance. It turns out there was no ice of any kind Saturday night. "Not even in the drinks that I didnt have last night," he said with a laugh. "I said to him, One time, can you ice it?" manager Bruce Bochy recalled. Lincecum, a two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, said he had a low-key celebration. He spoke by phone with his father and spent time with his girlfriend and his two dogs. He said he didnt get to sleep until around 3:30 a.m. "I woke up today, so Im good," he said. Lincecum said his family and friends "get more excited than I do just because its hard for me to kind of realize and take in whats going on." "It kind of goes back to what my dad tells me: Dont get too excited about the good stuff and dont get too down about the bad stuff," he added. "Im trying to hover in the middle, and it could be the plague of me right now. Im not really finding a way to enjoy this, I guess. But being able to share it with my family and friends was the best part." There was still a buzz in the Giants clubhouse, where 12 hours earlier Lincecum was doused with champagne. "Timmy!" one teammate hollered when Lincecum walked in, wearing a beanie and glasses. Another Giants player gave the slightly built pitcher grief about the fanny pack he was wearing. "Its momentum. Its exciting," said right fielder Hunter Pence, whose sensational diving catch of Alexi Amaristas sinking liner in the eighth inning preserved the no-no. Pitching coach Dave Righetti -- who threw a no-hitter for the New York Yankees on July 4, 1983, a year before Lincecum was born -- said the Freaks pitch count became an issue in the sixth inning. "The only way he was staying in was if he didnt give up a hit," Righetti said. "He wanted it. You could tell. He was definitely in his zone, so to speak," Righetti said. "It goes without saying how badly a guy wants it when its going like that," Lincecum said. "You just hope they give you a leash to do so and you do so with the slack that youre given. I think it just turns into an internal focus and you try to take advantage of the pitches you have left and you know that every pitch that you throw is that much more worrisome, Im pretty sure." Bochy said he was impressed with how Lincecum got locked in when he had thrown about 100 pitches. "Sure, thats a lot of pitches, but theres days when a guy gets in a groove, hes not putting a lot of effort in it and you let the dog run. ... Theres no way I could have taken that kid out," Bochy said. "First of all, he probably wouldnt have talked to me the rest of the season. But he was still going strong." Lincecum struck out 13, walked four and hit a batter. He struggled this year and last, although hes also been plagued this season by poor run support. Lincecums no-hitter for the Giants follows Jonathan Sanchezs no-no in 2009 -- also against the Padres -- and Matt Cains perfect game last year. Righetti recalled that early in Lincecums career, his stuff was so good that it wasnt uncommon to think, "Uh oh, this is the day." "I dont know that hed say this publicly, I think he maybe felt his time was past," Righetti said. "I knew he watched Jonathan get his, and then Cain, and you know hes thinking about it. "For him to get it, I had tears in my eyes. I know what hes been through, back and forth, and being the guy, and people picking him apart. Im proud of him. I told him that the last game -- the way hes been handling it all, and the way hes gone through this wave that every guys got to go through." Lincecums no-hitter -- the first in Petco Parks 10-year history -- was popular well beyond the pro-Giants crowd in San Diego. Lincecum is from Seattle and pitched for the University of Washington. During a pitching change during the Angels-Mariners game at Safeco Field, the ninth inning of the Giants-Padres game was shown on the video board, until there were two strikes on the last batter, Yonder Alonso. Josh Hamilton then stepped into the batters box and the other game was taken off the board, drawing boos from the crowd. Hamilton had a long at-bat and word began trickling through the crowd that Lincecum had finished the no-no. Before the next batter, the final out of Lincecums no-hitter was shown, and the crowd cheered. Air Max Scontate Online . Still, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke thought taking him out before the fifth inning was an unusual move. "Im looking up at the board and hes got two hits given up and one run, and Im taking him out after the fourth inning," Roenicke said. Scarpe Nike Air Max Outlet . -- Ryan Blaney provided more evidence that Penske Racings No. http://www.airmaxoutlet.it/ . In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The crowd gathered at New England Patriots training camp broke into the first of several choruses of Happy Birthday on Wednesday morning.Tom Brady, who turned 39 Wednesday, waved to the crowd, then went back to work.Brady, of course, will miss the first four games of the regular season because of his Deflategate suspension, is allowed to practice right up until the Patriots make their final roster cuts, but then has to be away from the team.For now, however, its business as usual as Brady works along with likely replacement Jimmy Garoppolo and rookie Jacoby Brissett.Brady hasnt spoken to reporters in camp, his only public words coming when he showed up, wearing Kevin Faulks No. 33, at Faulks Patriots Hall of Fame ceremony Monday.But his birthday was a center of attention Wednesday.He didnt get it (from his teammates) too bad today, said safety Devin McCourty. I tried to make a wish for him, we celebrate his birthday with some interceptions but he wasnt for it. There were no interceptions today.Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, a new Brady teammate, marvels at what Brady can do at his age.It hit me today when I realized he was born in the 70s, Knighton said. I dont know how hes doing it, but hes doing it at a high level. I feel bad for everybody that has to go against him because hes not slowing down.Reminded Brady would hear the 70s quote, Knighton said, Thats cool, thats cool. I told him `Happy birthday, old man, today, but I still got a few more words for him once I get back in the locker room.Asked if he could think of a gift you can give Brady, Knighton said, Not at all. I think that at this point he should be buying everyone gifts for making it through 39.Knighton, listed as 6-3/355, says he would win a footrace against Brady, adding Theres probably like three quarterbacks that can beaat me in a foot race. Nike Air Max Saldi. Garoppolo, asked what he got his mentor, said, I cant tell you guys that. Come on.Coach Bill Belichick had another view of the big Jack Benny birthday.Well, first of all, I dont think we want to miss Chris Barkers birthday as long as were celebrating, Belichick said.Belichick, asked about Bradys work ethic getting him to 39 and still playing well, said, Yeah, no question, Tom works hard. (He) works very hard at all phases of the game. I think you have to, to play as long as he has.Barker, a defensive lineman, turned 26 Wednesday.I take a little piece of pride every time somebody in the crowd says, `Happy birthday Brady, he said. I just change it to Barker in my head.Asked if he heard anyone wish him a happy birthday, Barker said, Tom did, so thats all I needed right there. In the locker room right before we came out he said `happy birthday and I said `happy birthday right back.Reminded his coach gave him a shout-out earlier, Barker said, Thats a present right there. Thats good enough for me.Game notes Rookie TE Bryce Williams, trying to make the team as an undrafted free agent, had his left knee wrapped in ice for most of practice. ... WR Chris Hogan reportedly wont be out long with a shoulder injury. . Rookie CB/PR Cyrus Jones, the 60th pick in the draft, but New Englands first after losing its first rounder in the Deflategate punishment, continues to impress, as does rookie WR Malcolm Mitchell, a fourth-round pick. . Best shirt spotted was a Rob Gronkowski No. 87 jersey, with Gronkowski spelled backward because of a production flaw. 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