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TAMPA, Fla. Taven Bryan Jersey . -- Doug Martin plowed into the end zone, kissed the ground in celebration and jogged back to the sideline sporting a big smile.The running backs return from a hamstring injury that sidelined him nearly two months meant a lot more to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers than a 16-carry, 33-yard rushing performance against the Chicago Bears suggested.Just happy to be back, Martin said after the Bucs (4-5) stopped a two-game losing streak Sunday with their first home victory in nearly a year. The fifth-year pro missed six games and most of a seventh.It was frustrating, the two-time Pro Bowler added. But I was back and ready to go.With rookie Peyton Barber gaining 38 yards on 12 attempts, Martin wasnt Tampa Bays leading rusher.But just getting him back on the field gave the Bucs an emotional lift and bolstered optimism that the team can turn its season around after a slow start.A healthy Martin rushed for 1,402 yards a year ago, second in the NFL behind Adrian Peterson. He was even more productive as a rookie in 2012, rushing for 1,454 yards and catching 49 passes for 472 to finish with 1,926 yards from scrimmage -- the third-highest total for a first-year player in league history.You just see his presence in him being out there. Guys want to fight for him, quarterback Jameis Winston said. The first snap, I said, `Guys, we have Doug back. ... Lets play football. It was pretty big.Four different running backs shared the workload while Martin was out, mostly with limited success. Charles Sims and Antone Smith were lost to season-ending injuries during the layoff, and early season pickup Jacquizz Rodgers has been inactive the past two games with a sore foot after topping 100 yards twice in three starts.Martin returned to practice last week and said he felt fine after the game.He averaged just 2.1 yards per carry, but exited on a high note after scoring his first touchdown of the season on a 1-yard run in the closing minutes. He had not scored since Dec. 27, also against the Bears.There were some points in the game where I felt like I got my old legs back, and theyll come back with more practice, Martin said. I just did a little scout team (last) week and, practicing more, Ill be just fine.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ;Will Richardson Jersey . The formidable trio of Canadian receivers -- individually known as Chris Getzlaf, Rob Bagg and Andy Fantuz -- will share the field at Mosaic Stadium one more time on Sunday. Authentic Jaguars Jerseys . -- Catcher Brett Hayes has agreed to a $630,000, one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals, avoiding salary arbitration. http://www.authenticjaguarsshopnfl.com/ . The recently retired Stern was elected Friday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014 on Aug.BANGKOK, Thailand -- Manchester United expects striker Wayne Rooney to be sidelined for a month after injuring his hamstring in training for a friendly against a Thailand All Stars team in Bangkok. Rooney flew back to England in the early hours of Friday morning, having been in Thailand less than 24 hours. "Following a scan ... on a hamstring injury sustained in training, it has been decided that Wayne Rooney should return home immediately for further assessment and rehabilitation," a statement on the Manchester United website said. "It is anticipated he will be unavailable for selection for a month." The injury was not only a major setback for Rooneys preparation for the coming Premier League season but also a prooblem for new manager David Moyes as he will be prevented from experimenting with different forward combinations in framing a gameplan for the post-Alex Ferguson era. Tanner Lee Jersey. United was already short of options up front for the Thailand game, with Rooneys fellow striker Robin van Persie on an extended break. Van Persie is due to join the team in Australia for the next leg of their preseason tour. The absence of Rooney and van Persie means Danny Wellbeck is likely to be the front man for the game against Thailand All Stars on Saturday evening at the Rajamangala National Stadium. Chris Smalling, Ashley Young and Shinji Kagawa -- who will only appear in the last Asian stop in Japan -- are also out of the Bangkok game. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2018 NFL Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '