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The Portland Trail Blazers will try to win a playoff series for the first time since 2000 on Wednesday night when they visit the Houston Rockets for Game 5 at the Toyota Center. Michael Bennett Jersey . Portland won Game 4 Sunday night at the Moda Center and are now up 3-1. The last time the Blazers won a playoff series came in the 2000 Western Conference semifinals against the Utah Jazz. They fell to the Los Angeles Lakers in seven games in the Conference Finals, but since, Portland has lost six times in the first round. That could all change on Wednesday. The Trail Blazers won the first two games in Houston, then fell in Game 3 at home. Portland is on the precipice of advancement, but its been a tough trek to get to this point. Three of the first four game went to overtime, including Game 4, which the Blazers won 123-120. "Its not exhausting if you win, its exhausting if you lose," Rockets coach Kevin McHale said of the series three overtime games. "And weve lost two of the three." LaMarcus Aldridge scored a game-high 29 points for the fifth-seeded Blazers, followed by 25 from Nicolas Batum. Damian Lillard had 23 and Wesley Matthews added 21. James Harden had 28 points to lead the Rockets, Chandler Parsons scored 26 -- but just seven after halftime -- and Dwight Howard ended with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Portland took its first lead since 6-5 when Batum spun Parsons around with a crossover dribble and knocked down a 3-pointer from the high right side to make it 99-97 with 4 1/2 minutes left in regulation. Later, Howards only two blocks of the game came before Harden made four foul shots in a row to give Houston a 104-102 edge with 50.9 seconds on the clock. After Batum missed a 3, Jeremy Lin rebounded the ball for the Rockets but was stripped by Mo Williams. Matthews missed a layup, but Lillard got the rebound and kicked it to Williams, who knocked down a 3 to give Portland a one-point lead with 18.9 seconds left in the fourth. Howards game-tying dunk came after Dorell Wright missed one of two foul shots for the Blazers, and Williams missed a 3-point try at the buzzer for Portland. Matthews opened overtime by wrestling the ball away from Howard and called a timeout, Parsons smacked Aldridge across the face at the other end for a Flagrant 1 foul and Aldridge made his free throws for the first points of overtime. Still, the game was tied until Batum scored five straight to spark a 7-0 run that gave the Blazers the lead for good. He made a 3-pointer after Aldridge stripped Howard under the Rockets basket, then found Lillard in transition for a layup and 117-110 lead with 2:19 to play. Troy Daniels, the former D-League player and unexpected hero for the Rockets in Game 3 when he hit the winning 3 in the closing seconds of overtime, made his first three NBA foul shots to get them within a point with 8.9 seconds left. After Williams made two free throws at the other end, Matthews stepped in front of Patrick Beverley just beyond midcourt and knocked the ball loose, sealing the win -- Portlands second in overtime in the series. "It was another terrific game and I think its obvious that both teams are pretty evenly matched," said Portland coach Terry Stotts. "I was really proud of the way we played in the second half. I thought we showed a lot of heart and determination to get back into the game." If needed, Game 6 will be Friday night in Portland. Frank Clark Jersey . American Lindsey Jacobellis was third, while Japans Yuka Fujimori finished just off the podium. Maltais, from Petite-Riviere-St-Francois, Que., earned bronze at the 2006 Olympic Games and is set to return to the Games this February in Sochi, Russia. Custom Seattle Seahawks Jerseys . - Christophe Lalancette scored a third-period goal and added the shootout winner to lead the Drummondville Voltigeurs to a 5-4 win over the Quebec Remparts in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play on Sunday.The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at home.Dallas clinched the NFC East with a rout of Indianapolis, ending any chance for Philadelphia to make the post-season.The Steelers (10-5) beat Kansas City 20-12 to secure at least a wild-card berth. They will win the AFC North by defeating Cincinnati next Sunday. The Bengals (9-4-1) host Denver (11-3) on Monday night.Green Bay topped Tampa Bay 20-3 and heads to Lambeau Field for next Sundays showdown with Detroit for the NFC North crown. Both are 11-4 after the Lions won 20-14 at Chicago.With their wins in Week 16, the Falcons (6-9) and Panthers (6-8-1) set up a winner-take-all game for the NFC South next Sunday at Atlanta. Carolina beat Cleveland 17-13, and Atlanta defeated New Orleans 30-14.New England earned an AFC first-round bye with its 17-16 victory at the New York Jets.Still alive in the AFC are Baltimore (9-6), whose loss to Houston (8-7) also kept the Texans in contention; Kansas City (8-7); and San Diego (9-6), which won Saturday night at San Francisco. Germain Ifedi Jersey. The Chargers will be in if they win at Kansas City next weekend.Buffalo (8-7) lost all chance of ending its NFL-high string of non-playoff appearances, now at 15, by falling at Oakland 26-24.The NFC is less muddled. Dallas (11-4) has a two-game lead over Philly (9-6) after routing AFC South champion Indianapolis 42-7.Arizona (11-3) already is in heading into the Sunday night game against Seattle. The Seahawks qualified when Dallas won and Philadelphia lost.The Cardinals will take the NFC West with a victory in prime time. That would also give Arizona home-field advantage throughout the conference playoffs.And remember, the Super Bowl will be played in the Cardinals stadium Feb. 1.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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We profile Antonio Conte after it was confirmed the Chelsea target will step down from his role as Italy coach after Euro 2016 Conte is the odds-on favourite to take over from Guus Hiddink, who will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. Clayton Fejedelem Jersey . Conte on his way? Sky Bets next Chelsea manager odds We take a look at his past achievements and what he will bring to Chelsea. Managerial historyContes playing career came to an end in 2004 after making over 300 appearances for Juventus and earning 20 caps for Italy before becoming assistant manager at Siena for the 2005/06 season. Conte had success at Juventus before becoming Italy manager after the World Cup in 2014 He was soon given his first managerial job at Serie B outfit Arezzo, beginning a turbulent 12 months which saw him sacked after three months, reinstated five months later, and relegated on the final day of the season into Serie C1 in May 2007.After a brief sabbatical, Conte was appointed Bari manager in December 2007, and having been under threat of relegation at the start of his stint, ended up comfortably in mid-table. He led them to promotion to Serie A in 2008/09, but did not take charge of a top flight game and left the club having initially signed a one-year contract extension. Sky Italias Valentina Fass says Chelsea have held talks with Antonio Conte about becoming their new boss He was then appointed boss of Serie A side Atalanta in September 2009, winning just three of his 14 games in charge and leaving the following January, before dropping a division to guide Siena to the top flight for the 2010/11 season. Conte then began a three-year stint at Juventus, which saw him win Serie A in each season, as well as the Supercoppa in 2012 and 2013. In Europe, Conte led Juve to the Champions League quarter-finals in 2012/13, but did not get past the group stages the following season.His domestic success at Juventus led Conte to the national side after Cesare Prandellis departure following a poor World Cup in Brazil, tasked with stabilising the side ahead of Euro 2016.Italy won Group H ahead of Croatia, Norway, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan and Malta, winning seven and drawing three out of 10 games. Italy topped their Euro Qualifiers group, going unbeaten in all 10 games Six of those wins came by a one-goal margin, and the Azzurri now face Belgium, Republic of Ireland and Sweden in Group E at the tournament in France.How likely is it Conte will be appointed?Contes contract with Italy expires after the 2016 European Championships in the summer and it has been confirmed that he will then step down from the role.Sky Italias Valentina Fass told Sky Sports News HQ that Conte had been linked with Chelsea for some time and a deal between the two was close to being agreed before Christmas. We know that Chelsea want to decide who their manager for next year will be by March, she told Sky Sports News HQ. Guus Hiddink is in charge until the end of the season at Chelsea Conte seems to be ahead in the talks. Nothing has been decided yet, but maybe a contract has been put down.There are still other contenders. [Diego] Simeone, even though it looks like he wants to stay at Atletico, is one of the names on the list still, and also [Massimiliano] Allegri, Juventus manager, is on the list.Rebuilding the BridgeMake no mistake, this summer will be a rebuilding job at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea having dropped from champions to mid-table. However, Conte has the relevant experience on his CV.He revived struggling teams at Arezzo, Bari, Atalanta and Siena, but his work at Juventus stands out the most. Conte won Serie A three times in a row during his three seasons at Juve Having finished in seventh in 2010/11, Conte took over from Luigi Delneri and led Juve to the league title without a single defeat, the first club to do so in Italian history.Conceding just 20 goals in 38 games, it was their first official league title since 2003 after being stripped of two Serie A crowns for their involvement in the 2006 Calciopoli scandal.Tactics-wise, Conte is not restricted to his 3-5-2 formation, used predominantly at Juventus and with Italy. He has been known to switch to 4-3-3 successfully, a flexibility which has seen him lose just 18 games in his 167 as a manager since starting at Juventus in 2011.Sky Italia reporter Gianluca Di Marzio believes rather than shoehorning players into his system, Conte would adapt his system according to the players capabilities. Arturo Vidal (L) and Paul Pogba were brought to Juventus under Conte As Conte himself has said many times, he believes a good manager adapts to the personnel he has and not the other way around, wrote Di Marzio recently.Conte was equally impressive in the transfer market, and despite some inevitable misses, hits included Andrea Pirlo (free), Paul Pogba (free), Carlos Tevez (£6.75m), Arturo Vidal (£9.4m) and Stephan Lichtsteiner (£7.5m). During his three seasons at Juve, Conte never spent over £15m on a player.What theyve saidI am extremely lucky I met Antonio Conte, I had so many coaches to compare him too, and he is the one who surprised me the most. I was expecting a good coach, but not that good. - Andrea Pirlo, 2014, in I Think, Therefore I Play autobiography. Andrea Pirlo says he is lucky to have played under Conte The secret of our success is the ambition our coach has. Conte has brought a new mentality to the club. He has pushed us to sweat, to find strength and to undergo hard work in order to cancel out the last two disappointing campaigns. - Gianluigi Buffon, 2012Contes 3-5-2 is the best in history. Hes the only coach who doesnt play a 5-3-2. But he struggles against opponents with good wingers, who are able to switch play quickly. Big teams dont have any problems doing that. You cant dominate or set a trend with 3-5-2. - Zvonimir Boban, 2014, former Milan midfielder Also See: Conte to leave Italy role Chelsea video Chelsea fixtures Get a free £10 bet Michael Johnson Jersey . Following the Ford Womens World Curling Championship gold medal match that attracted record-breaking audiences to TSN, the networks exclusive live coverage of the tournament begins Saturday at 7am et/4am pt with Canadas opening draw against Denmark. Andre Smith Jersey . To be fair, the celebrations are already anything but tame. Nerf ball tricks shots are just the tip of the iceberg for a group that has performed in zero gravity, faced pro-skateboarder Rob Dyrdek and an assembled team on the MTV series "Fantasy Factory", and even hit a basketball trick shot from a passing blimp.DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Former collegiate standout Steve Johnson upset No. 1 seed Tommy Haas 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2) in the first round of the Delray Beach Open on Wednesday night. It marked the earliest exit of a top seed in this tournament since Haas lost in the first round to Teymuraz Gabashvili in 2010. The No. 1 seed has claimed the Delray Beach title only once in the tournaments 22-year history. Johnson, ranked No. 142 in the world, needed to win two qualifying matches to gain entry into the main draw of the 32-player field. "Ive had a few wins Ill never forget, and this is one of them," said Johnson, a two-time NCAA champion at USC. Johnson, who turned pro in 2012, will next face No. 6 seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain. Johnson had 13 aces in his win against the 35-year-old Haas, who is ranked No. 12 in the world. "I hate to lose, but Im happy for him," Haas said. Lopez needed three sets to move to the next round earlier Wednesday. He rallied to defeat Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Kevin Anderson and Marin Cilic also advvanced on Wednesday. Jake Fisher Jersey. Anderson, the No. 4 seed, reached the quarterfinals when Ivo Karlovic retired because of a stomach ailment after Anderson won the first game. Karlovic was a finalist in Memphis last week. Cilic, the No. 7 seed, made easy work of Benjamin Becker, taking only 55 minutes to win 6-1, 6-3 in a first-round match. Cilic has won 14 of his 18 matches this season. The most surprising result of the afternoon occurred in a first-round doubles match when Sekou Bangoura and Vahid Mirzadeh of the United States upset No. 2 seed Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen 7-5, 3-6, 10-5 after learning on Tuesday they would be in the tournament as an alternate. "The other day I was giving lessons, and now Im here," said the 27-year-old Mirzadeh, who lives a short distance away in Wellington, Fla. "A win like this lifts your spirits and shows that maybe I can compete at this level." Bob and Mike Bryan, the No. 1 doubles team, breezed to a 6-1, 6-3 first-round win against Mannarino and Michael Russell. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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The Philadelphia Flyers agreed to terms on a two-year, $5 million extension with restricted free agent forward Brayden Schenn on Monday. Akeem Spence Jersey . According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, the deal will pay Schenn $2.25 million in the first year and $2.75 million in the second year. In 82 games with the Flyers in 2013-14, Schenn scored 20 goals and added 21 assists.  He had three assists in seven playoff games. The 22-year-old centre was drafted fifth overall at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings. He was acquired by the Flyers along with Wayne Simmonds and a second-round draft pick in exchange for Mike Richards. Schenn just finished the final year of the three-year entry-level contract he signed prior to the 2010-11 season worth an average annual value of $3.11 million including performance bonuses. In 192 career games with the Kings and Flyers, Schenn has scored 40 goals and 87 points. Eric Ebron Jersey .I dont think it comes to mind in this business, in this game, the Philadelphia Flyers forward said. You dont try to lose games. Taylor Decker Jersey . - After spending the morning in the hospital, Logan Couture gave the San Jose Sharks the spark they needed.SALT LAKE CITY -- Blowing out Utah for a second time this month was not in the cards for Portland. With the Jazz making a fourth-quarter rally, the Blazers struggled to fight through offensive sluggishness and escape with a win. Nicolas Batum and Damian Lillard provided the lifeline in the final minute. Batum drained a 3-pointer to beat the shot clock and Lillard followed with another shot from long-range on the next possession to lift the Blazers to a 105-94 victory over the Jazz on Monday night. "The ball bounced their way a few times," Lillard said. "We knew it would be tough because we just played them two or three days ago. Theyre a better a team on their home floor. With us not having the greatest offensive night, we just wanted to stay the course and get the job done -- which we were able to do." LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points and Damian Lillard added 18 to propel Portland to a bounce back win after a loss to Dallas on Saturday snapped a four-game winning streak. Robin Lopez chipped in 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Wesley Matthews added 16 points for the Blazers, who notched their second win over Utah in December. Reserve Alec Burks had 20 points for the Jazz, who dropped their fourth game in a row. Enes Kanter added 19 points and Gordon Hayward chipped in 17 for Utah, which trailed the entire second half after nine ties and nine lead changes in the first half. "I thought we were doing a better job out there," Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said. "I thought execution on the offensive end is getting a lot better. Were sharing the ball." Portland played clean basketball to build a second-half cushion and hold off a late Jazz rally. The Blazers had 23 assists and shot 47.1 per cent (40 of 85) from the floor, while committing just 11 turnovers. Portland broke open a close game by making six straight baskets to start the third quarter. Aldridge drained a jumper to start the run and Matthews capped the spurt with a 3-pointer, giving Portland a 64-51 lead at the 8:29 mark. Kanter made a pair of baskets to shave the lead to 64-57. It only set the stage for another Blazers run. This time, Portland rattled off four unanswered baskets -- capped by Lopezs layup -- to extend its lead to 72-57 with 4:13 remaining in the third quarter. The Blazers shot a blistering 61.1 per cent (11 of 18) from the field in the third quarter. And they ddid it by finding holes in the Jazz defence and attacking them with precision. T.J. Lang Jersey. "With our offence, I want us to be opportunistic with whatever the game gives us," Portland coach Terry Stotts said. "If it gives us 3s, we knock them down. If it gives us the paint, thats good too with LaMarcus on the block. One thing weve done well with offensively is we take what the game gives us." Utah made another run at the Blazers midway through the fourth quarter. Back-to-back jumpers from Hayward cut Portlands lead to single digits. Then, Trey Burke made a pair of free throws to bring the Jazz within 89-82 with 5:45 remaining. Utah cut the lead to seven several more times and pulled within 97-92 on a pair of free throws from Hayward with 1:28 left. But then Batum and Lillard drained their consecutive 3-pointers to put the game out of reach during the final minute. "You play good D for like 22 or 23 seconds and they hit the crazy shots," Kanter said. "Its tough you know -- thats basketball. You cant think about it. We just need to learn how to close games." Burke and Kanter put on a two-man show for the Jazz in the first quarter. The duo combined for 13 of Utahs first 15 points to help the Jazz keep pace with the Blazers. Portland created a small cushion late in the first half. Trailing by one after a layup by Kanter, the Blazers scored six straight points and took a 40-35 lead on a pair of free throws from Aldridge. They extended the lead to 49-41 after Lopez dunked and Aldridge scored an uncontested layup on back-to-back possessions. "We played sluggish tonight," Aldridge said. "We didnt have that killer (instinct) in us tonight. Guys were just tired tonight. Every game cant be great. I thought tonight was a good win for us because we came here and didnt make shots, but guys still put it up." NOTES: Portland notched its first win in its last six trips to Utah. The Trail Blazers are off to their best start since 1990-91, when they won 27 of 30 games to open the season. Utah announced that former coach Jerry Sloan will be honoured with a banner raising ceremony on Jan. 31. Sloan coached the team from 1988 to 2011, recording 1,127 victories during his tenure. . Lopez had his ninth double-double of the season. ... Batum matched a season-high with 11 assists. . Burks is averaging 16.6 points per game in his last seven games for the Jazz. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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PHILADELPHIA - Dallas defensive tackle Josh Brent is inactive for the Cowboys against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night one week after making his season debut. Oribe Peralta Jersey .Brent has a calf injury. He played for the first time in two years against Chicago on Dec. 4 after being suspended for the first 10 games following his intoxication manslaughter conviction in January.Also inactive for the Cowboys are quarterback Dustin Vaughan, safety Jakar Hamilton, linebacker Dekoda Watson, tackles Tony Hills and Donald Hawkins and defensive end Kenneth Boatright.The inactives for the Eagles are quarterback Matt Barkley, safety Jerome Couplin, defensive back Jaylen Watkins, centre Julian Vandervelde, wide receiver Jeff Maehl and defensive end Taylor Hart.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Luis Montes Jersey . -- Jimmie Johnson has a sixth NASCAR championship in hand and two legends within reach. Pablo Barrera Jersey . Juventus announced details of the deal Saturday, saying that Morata signed a five-year contract with the club. The deal also includes an option for Madrid to buy Morata back for up to (euro)30 million ($40.The Toronto Argonauts could be sold within a matter of weeks, either to Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment or its chairman, Larry Tanenbaum, according to multiple sources. Talks between David Braley and MLSE have heated up in recent months to the point that the MLSE board, which includes Tanenbaum as well as representatives from Bell and Rogers, was asked to vote during December on acquiring the CFL team. While the board could not agree on the matter, there remains the possibility that MLSE could revisit buying the team or that Tanenbaum himself may purchase it. An Argo purchase by MLSE or Tanenbaum makes potential sense from both ends of the deal. From the Argos perspective, the team is in desperate need of a new practice facility, having been told by the University of Toronto that its Mississauga campus can no longer house the football team. With three months until the opening of CFL training camps, a sale would presumably open the door to the Argos taking up residence at the KIA Training Ground, the practice home of Toronto FC which includes three full-size grass fields, four artificial fields and a 40,000 square foot field house in Downsview. Being sold to Tanenbaum or MLSE would make the Argos part of the plan for a redesigned BMO Field, thus solving their need to build a new home from scratch when they vacate Rogers Centre after the 2017 season. MLSE president and CEO Tim Leiweke has stated several times in recent months that the Argos could factor into future plans at BMO, a position in stark contrast to that of his predecessors, who saw the facility as soccer-only. From the perspective of Tanenbaum or MLSE, owning the Argos could be a chip towards the goal of securing a National Football League team, based on the NFL wanting assurance that moving a team to Toronto would nott kill the Argos or the CFL. Jurgen Damm Jersey. "(Tanenbaum) has always had an affection for them," said former MLSE president and CEO Richard Peddie. "Everything Im hearing is that that the NFL is telling them that if you want an NFL team, you better make sure the Argos are okay. I dont think its out of the realm that he may do it." As well, having the Argos as a second tenant at BMO Field could help MLSEs drive to secure investment from government to redevelop the stadium, which is a publicly-owned facility operated by MLSE exclusively for soccer at this time. "Ive got to believe that theyre thinking of the Argos in that facility," said Peddie. "Can you design a stadium with moveable sections and not lose the intimacy? Yes, you probably can." The Argonauts are currently owned by Hamilton businessman David Braley, who has been exploring options for a new stadium in the Greater Toronto Area in recent months.Though the Argonauts have consistently lost money at Rogers Centre, it is believed their business model could continue to improve with the right arrangement at BMO, combined with increased revenues from the CFLs new television deal which kicks in this season. This isnt the first time MLSE has looked at a potential Argo purchase. The Argos had been offered up to MLSE when the team was owned by David Cynamon and Howard Sololowski, who sold to David Braley in February of 2010. However, the ownership of MLSE and many of the dynamics within the citys professional sports scene have changed since those days, most notably with Liewekes arrival and the notion of trying to land an NFL team.In November, reports surfaced of Tanenbaum, Lieweke and rock star Jon Bon Jovi teaming up to pursue a future relocation of the Buffalo Bills to Toronto. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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MONTREAL -- With all the sadness around the New York Rangers these days, winning a laugher may have been just what they needed. Roberto Luongo Jersey . Martin St. Louis, who is to attend his mothers funeral with his teammates on Sunday, got the opening goal as seven different Rangers scored and Henrik Lundqvist broke his Bell Centre jinx in a 7-2 rout of the Montreal Canadiens to open the NHL Eastern Conference final on Saturday afternoon. Game 2 is set for Monday night in Montreal. "It was an emotional time for everyone, but the guys have been behind me and supported me," said St. Louis, who got a long ovation from Montreal fans when he was named the games first star. "My teammates are behind me and supporting me and their effort was unbelievable. "We feel really close right now and were trying to keep feeding off that." Coach Alain Vigneault said his team is trying to support St. Louis and stay focused on playing a sound team game at the same time. "Emotionally, for us, that is something really strong right now," said Vigneault. "I know quite a few of our guys went to the wake (on Friday), and I texted with Marty last night to make sure that everything was good. "Its been very emotional for our whole group, and hes handled it in an incredible way that probably has helped our team come closer together. (Sunday) is going to be a tough day for our group. We need to be there to support him, and well do that and get ready for Monday." The quick-footed Rangers, coming off a comeback, seven-game win over Pittsburgh in the conference semifinals, jumped on a Montreal side that was flat and mentally absent after its nasty, emotional seven-game win over first-place overall Boston. Mats Zuccarello, Chris Kreider, Brad Richards, Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan and Rick Nash, with his first of the playoffs, also scored for the Rangers, a team that had scored only four goals in its last nine regular-season visits to the Bell Centre. "You dont look at the score," said Richards. "Thats not indicative of how anythings going to happen in this series. "We got fortunate. We got some bounces. We got some momentum and pucks went in the net. It was a win, thats all it was, and were very aware that its going to be a lot different." New Yorks turnaround against Pittsburgh started when St. Louis returned to the team a day after mother France died suddenly last week. They went on to win three games in a row to erase a 3-1 series deficit. The 38-year-old has played inspired hockey since then, and his teammates have rallied behind him. Playing in his home town, only 4:35 into Game 1 St. Louis found an unguarded spot near the Montreal net and put Dominic Moores pass into an open side behind Carey Price, who had a night to forget. The Montreal goaltender looked to have hurt his right leg early in the second period when Kreider slid into him after shooting wide on a breakaway. He stayed in the game, but was pulled after giving up two goals late in the second frame. Coach Michel Therrien said Price was not injured, but was replaced by Peter Budaj simply because the team was playing so poorly there was no point in leaving him in. "We got our (backsides) kicked all over the ice," said Montreal left-winger Rene Bourque, who had a goal but took three minor penalties. "Theres really no other way to explain it. "Good thing its a seven-game series and we have a chance to get back in it on Monday. I think we had a little bit of an emotional letdown after the Boston series. We talked about that to going into the game. Obviously it didnt click. We have to just forget about this game." Lars Eller also scored for Montreal. The Rangers poured on goals even though one of their best forwards in the playoffs, Derick Brassard, left after only his second shift early in the game after a hit by Mike Weaver. He appeared to be favouring a shoulder, but Vigneault would only say that his condition is day-to-day. Otherwise, everything went right for New York, including the play of Moore, a fourth-liner who moved into Brassards spot. For one, Nash finally got a goal in New Yorks 15th game of the post-season, which must have been a relief for a top-line player who had been booed at home for his lack of production. "Were all happy to see Nasher score because hes taken a lot of heat," said Richards. "Thats a little weight off his back, but really, it doesnt matter. "We won the game. When youre in the playoffs, when its 7-1, no ones jumping up and down about who scored goals. We won as a team, weve got a good start and were going to move on to Game 2." The struggling power play went 3 for 7, matching its goal total from its previous 29 chances in these playoffs. And Lundqvist finally won in Montreal. The goalie known as King Henrik had not played a game at the Bell Centre since allowing four goals on Jan. 15, 2012. His last win there was March 17, 2009. He didnt appear to be in top form, but he didnt need to be as Montreal managed only 22 shots. "I felt good coming into the game," said Lundqvist. "We havent won too many games in this building so its a great start." The Canadiens will try to regroup after their worst playoff defeat since losing 8-2 to Carolina in 2002. "You dont need to make many adjustments (for Game 2) when you are not ready mentally," said Therrien. "You have no chance to win in that situation. "There were a lot of mental errors." Budaj was beaten on his first shot, a bullet from the slot by McDonagh on a power play at 1:28. The frustrated Canadiens then took a succession of penalties, including two minors and a misconduct to former Ranger Brandon Prust. Stepan scored and then Nash put one in from the slot. Montreal got one back while shorthanded with 4:38 left in the game when Eller beat Lundqvist with a quick, high shot from the slot. "We talked about getting pucks behind them and work the puck and we did a good job of that," said McDonagh, who also had three assists. The boost the Canadiens got from their rousing pre-game ceremonies in the first two series wasnt there as the Rangers showed all the speed and intensity in the opening frame, outshooting Montreal 12-6 and taking a 2-0 lead. Moore jumped on a loose puck after Michael Bournival partially blocked a point shot and slipped a pass to a wide open St. Louis at the doorstep to open the scoring at 4:35. Moore was the playmaker again as he slid a pass in front of the net and the trailing Zuccarrello was able to poke it into an open side as New York beat Price twice on their first five shots. Bourque took consecutive hooking calls late in the first period, but made up for it in the second as he went hard to the net, whacked at Brian Giontas pass and saw it go in off McDonaghs stick at 12:38. Montreals push-back brought the 21,273 at the Bell Centre back to life, but they went quiet again as Stepan broke in alone on the left side and beat Price with a low shot at 18:59. With 11.6 seconds left in the period, Zuccarello made a sweet reverse pass that had Price out of position for Richards to score into an open side. "They were really coming at us there," said McDonagh. "You get some fortunate clears and good finishing plays by the guys up front. It was a big change of momentum for sure, because they were really flying." Keith Yandle Jersey . Darren Collison and Blake Griffin scored 23 points apiece and the Clippers beat the Suns 112-108 Wednesday night, their fourth win in a row and 17th in the last 19 games. Denis Malgin Jersey . Calgarys Bo Levi Mitchell and Montreals Troy Smith will be the starting quarterbacks in a CFL season-opener for the first time in their careers. Both want to reinforce their No. 1 status. You can watch the game live in the first half of a doubleheader on TSN and TSN GO at 3:00pm et/Noon pt.BRISBANE, Australia - Third-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic fired 17 aces and didnt face a break point as he advanced to the Brisbane International quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan on Thursday in his opening match of the year. Finished last year and we definitely thought I could do a lot better with my serve, so we spent a lot of time this off season on that and Im happy that its going well, Raonic said. The 24-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., said hes coming off his best off-season ever, and is ready to make his breakthrough at the Grand Slam events. Thats the biggest goal Ive set for myself, is to do much better in specifically one major, said Raonic, who reached the Wimbledon semifinals and French Open quarter-finals last year. Ive been in a semifinal now, but I can do much better. His Canadian compatriots had another win at the Hopman Cup in Perth, where Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., beat Italys Flavia Pennetta 6-3, 6-4 and Vancouvers Vasek Pospisil beat Fabio Fognini 6-0, 6-3. Canada dropped the doubles match against the Italians, however, then were denied a spot in the final when the United States won all three games against the Czech Republic. Maria Sharapova moved into the Brisbane semifinals with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Carla Suarez Navarro, weathering a challenging opening few games before taking the momentum away from her Spanish rival. Top-seeded Sharapova dropped her opening service game and then needed eight breakpoints before converting for a 2-1 lead. From there, it was straight-forward progress. I lost to her last year. We went back and forth with our victories in 2014, so Im always a little bit aware of girls that I lose to, Sharapova said. Maybe made a little bit too many unforced errors in the beginning, but then got a good rhythm and finished strong. No. 2-ranked Sharapova has dropped just five games across her opening two matches of the season and next faces Ukraines Elina Svitolina, who came from a set and a break down to beat third-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. At the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki overcame occasional frustration with her own game as she beat Germanys Julia Goerges 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals. Ian McCoshen Jersey. No. 8-ranked Wozniacki showed anger when she failed to put away crucial points, and gave up early service breaks in both sets before beating the 75th-ranked Goerges in 1 hour, 27 minutes. She has always been a tricky opponent for me, Wozniacki said. She serves really big, she has big shots. I tried to run every ball down ... at times I didnt feel very comfortable, I just fought to the end. Wozniacks semifinal opponent will be fourth-seeded Barbora Zhalavova Strycova of the Czech Republic, a 6-4, 7-5 winner over seventh-seeded Coco Vandeweghe of the United States. Meanwhile, Roger Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam held his cool to recover from a set and a break down and beat Australian wild-card entry John Millman 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. The weather was reasonably mild for subtropical Brisbane, where Federer lost to Lleyton Hewitt in the final last year. It was the hot reception from the No. 153-ranked Millman that troubled him for a while. Im sweating like crazy, Federer said. Under a lot of pressure. I think I got quite lucky in the second set. He was playing great tennis. It was slow start for the 33-year-old Swiss star, who had a first-round bye. He wasted four break-point chances in an opening game that lasted seven minutes before Millman held. Federer was broken in the 10th game, saving three set points before hitting a swinging forehand volley too long to surrender the first set to Millman, who was getting raucous support from a parochial, hometown crowd. The top-seeded Federer dropped serve to give Millman a 3-1 lead. But he broke back immediately, setting it up with classic one-handed backhand down the line, and saved three break points in the next game to keep it on serve. Thats when things started to go his way. First match of the season, you never know quite what to expect, said Federer, who walked on court with 996 career match wins on the ATP tour — 993 more than Millman. Credit to him for pushing it. 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TORONTO - Canadas Sports Leader announced today it has acquired media rights for Major League Baseballs (MLB) marquee Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday night games through to 2021. Eric Weddle Jersey . TSN platforms will broadcast 75+ live games per season – tripling the networks current slate of MLB games.  With the new deal TSN retains rights to ESPNs SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL and, for the first time, acquires rights to ESPNs MONDAY NIGHT BASEBALL and WEDNESDAY NIGHT BASEBALL. In addition to the live games, TSN also acquires rights to ESPNs flagship baseball show BASEBALL TONIGHT, along with a comprehensive package of MLB digital content. "ESPNs Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday Major League Baseball games have become appointment viewing for baseball fans across North America," said Stewart Johnston, President of TSN. "We are delighted to expand our schedule and give Canadians world-class baseball coverage with some of the biggest games in Major League Baseball each week." TSNs baseball coverage will feature ESPNs acclaimed MLB production which includes SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL, helmed by veteran Toronto broadcaster Dan Shulman along with analysts John Kruk and Curt Schilling and reporter Buster Olney. MLB coverage begins on TSN platforms with exclusive Canadian coverage of the OPENING NIGHT game between the Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres on Sunday, March 30 at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2. SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL remains the only nationally televised MLB game of the week in Canada with the broadcast schedule selected each month to feature the best teams in baseball. Jeremy Maclin Jersey . 1 and reigning champion Caroline Wozniacki was among Thursdays third-round winners, while second- seeded Victoria Azarenka pulled out of the draw at the $4. Ronnie Stanley Jersey .ca. Kerry, In the closing minutes of the second period of Game 4 between Pittsburgh and Columbus there were the remnants of two broken sticks behind the Pittsburgh net.TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors signed first round draft pick Bruno Caboclo to a rookie contract on Wednesday. Caboclo, an 18-year-old Brazilian forward, is under contract through the 2015-16 season, with two team option years to follow. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Raptors selected Caboclo with the 20th overall pick of the 2014 NBA draft. The 6-foot-9, 205-pound Caboclo was named MVP at the 2013 Baskettball Without Borders Americas. Ray Lewis Jersey. He played in 16 games this past season with Pinheiros in Sao Paulo, where he contributed 4.9 points and 3.1 rebounds. In three Liga Americas games, he averaged 8.0 points shooting .714 from the field and .667 from three-point range. Caboclo and the Raptors open their preliminary round at the 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas on Friday versus the Los Angeles Lakers. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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BARCELONA, Spain -- Two goals by Victor Sanchez and one by Sergio Garcia gave Espanyol a thrilling 3-2 home win against Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Monday. Ryan OReilly Jersey . Espanyol midfielder Sanchez intercepted Bilbao goalkeeper Gorka Iraizozs clearance and, having spotted a gap, risked using his less-favoured left foot to fire a beautifully precise long-range shot that bounced in from high up the near post in the 24th minute. "I dont think Ive ever scored a goal like that," Sanchez said. "We were lucky enough to be able to score first and finish the match with a win. We are a united team and thats the image that should be taken away from this match." Bilbao intercepted Espanyols attack, quickly passed the ball to Benat Etxebarria who found Mikel Rico racing up the right flank, crossing precisely for Oscar de Marcos to score from the middle of the box in the 43rd. Sanchez added a second goal in the 49th after a complex sequence of one-touch passes placed the ball precisely onto his right foot. As Espanyol surged forward, Iraizoz saved three shots on goal in rapid succession only to have the fourth bounce off him into goal after Sergio Garcias close-range shot in the 66th. Bilbao has not won at the Cornella stadium in 15 years. We found it hard to get into the match, Espanyol tends to pressure you well, especially at the beginning of matches," said Bilbao forward Iker Muniain. "We were on the brink of equalizing at the end, but weve got another match Thursday so its time to think about that." Atletico Madrid shares the league lead with Barcelona on a perfect 15 points after five matches. Espanyol is fifth on 11 and Bilbao sixth on nine. Matt Tennyson Jersey . The 23-year-old Neustaedter will move at the end of the season when his contract with Moenchengladbach expires. He signed a four-year deal with Schalke. Rick Martin Jersey .com) - The Miami Heat will try to close out the Charlotte Bobcats Monday night in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference first round series.WASHINGTON -- A member of Congress is requesting a hearing on the Washington Redskins name, calling it "another example of racial insensitivity in sports" in the wake of Donald Sterlings lifetime ban from the NBA. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., sent a letter Friday to the chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce citing the derogatory nature of the word "redskins" and suggesting the committee use its influence to persuade team owner Dan Snyder and the NFL to change the name. Waxman appears unlikely to get the hearing before the committee, which is chaired by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., and oversees professional sports. "The committee really hasnt been focused on the names of pro sports teams," committee spokeswoman Charlotte Baker said Friday in an email, "and there are no plans to schedule a hearing on this isssue. Alexander Mogilny Jersey. " Waxman pointed that Los Angeles Clippers owner Sterlings recent ban resulted from racist comments made in a private, then added: "In the case of the Washington football team, the offensive conduct is public, not private." "Unlike NBA Commissioner (Adam) Silver, the commissioner of the National Football League, Roger Goodell, has publicly defended the owner," Waxman wrote. "In fact, he stated in a letter that the name is a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect." Waxman suggested the committee could call both Snyder and Goodell as witnesses to explain "how their actions are consistent with the public interest." The Redskins declined comment on Waxmans letter. Snyder has vowed never to change the name, calling it a "badge of honour." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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Next time you are watching a game and think to yourself, that was a bad goal, the goalie has to have that shot, you may very well be 100 per cent correct, but you also may be completely wrong, based on some underlying factors. Cleveland Indians jerseys . Keep in mind a few things that are true when it comes to goaltending; physics and positioning, sometimes they both factor in to make a shot literally impossible to stop. I was doing colour commentary for the Pittsburgh-Ottawa game the other day and on the winning goal with under two minutes left that beat Craig Anderson, (a slapshot from just inside the face-off dot by Christian Ehrhoff), there was a defensive breakdown that allowed Ehrhoff to walk right downtown, tee it up and hammer it top shelf. Anderson did what he could to play the percentages on the shot, going into the butterfly, staying upright, and trying to make himself as big as possible. He was beaten by a great shot, but he also really had no chance to physically stop it if it didnt hit him. I have been working with a brilliant physicist named Alain Hache (who is the author of the Physics of Hockey) and he has done some terrific work regarding the science of the speed of the puck coming at goalies and the subsequent reaction time they have to make the save. I have tried to pick his enormous brain as to enlighten me with the other side of goaltending and he has done a great job of helping break down some physics that come with velocity of shots. This is a general thought process, but from a reaction standpoint, the average reaction time is 0.2 seconds. Now you have to factor in the distance where the shot comes from and the velocity (how hard the shot is) to see whether there is sufficient time to react to the puck, or if positioning is the only hope for the save. Lets take that Christian Ehrhoff goal on Craig Anderson as an example. Anderson was at the top of his crease which was about six feet away from his goal line. Ehrhoff was just inside the faceoff dot and around 18-20 feet away in total distance. For this equation, lets round up and say 20 feet for clear numbers. If he shoots the puck at 80mph, which is likely based on how much time he had to walk into to it and how hard he shoots the puck (this is on the low end of how hard I think he shot it), the reaction time would be counted as this: 80mph from 20ft away = a reaction time of - 0.17seconds. So given this formula, with that shot by Ehrhoff, Anderson wouldve had 0.17 seconds to make that save, and if the average athlete reacts at a rate of 0.2 seconds, what we are seeing is a shot that was unstoppable based on sheer reaction time. Now this is where positioning factors in because if Anderson had taken some ice for himself, he would at least get an opportunity to be hit by the puck. Had the shot only been 60mph, the reaction time would be 0.23, which, in turn, is not much more time for Anderson to read/react, but if he anticipates and reacts properly, he at least has a chance to stop it, given he is in the same position in net. If this had been Zdeno Chara or Shea Weber firing it from there, hitting that 100mph neighbourhood, good luck. Thats where you have to hope that it hits you, because with that scenario, you only have 0.14 seconds to react to a 100mph slapshot from that distance. The scary part with all of these reaction time scenarios is that in this case, it was a clear shot by Ehrhoff. There wasnt any potential screens/tips, you didnt have to fight through bodies or legs to track the puck, you didnt have to worry about a potential pass scenario where there are options for the shooter to factor in on your depth in the crease; all the checklist things that have to be considered in that initial read of the play that a goalie has to process in a split second. Keep in mind as well when the using this formula, the distance is calculated from when the goalie first tracks the puck, meaning if the puck is shot from the point but the goalie doesnt see it until it goes by, lets say a high screen in the slot, then the formula begins with the distance between the goalie and when he first sees it, not from where the puck originates. 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The five-foot-eight 166-pound centre also has 28 points (10-18) in 15 games with AHL Oklahoma City.(SportsNetwork.com) - The storied rivalry between the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks will add a new chapter Sunday afternoon when the two teams meet for Game 7 of this Western Conference first round series at AT&T Center. For the second time in the Tim Duncan/Dirk Nowitzki era, these two perennial titans will clash in a Game 7. In the second round of the 2006 Western Conference playoffs, Dallas prevailed in the critical final game. Since Nowitzki turned the Mavericks into a title contender, they are 4-0 in Game 7s. Duncans Spurs have won four titles under his stewardship and his San Antonio team is 2-2 in Game 7s. This series finale will be in San Antonio, which owned the best record in the NBA this season. "You play the whole season to have a Game 7 at home," Spurs guard Tony Parker said. If the Mavs, who won Game 2 in San Antonio, prevail, it will mark the sixth time a No. 8 seed has bested a No. 1 seed. It will also be the second time the dubious distinction happened to the Spurs, who fell in round one three years ago to the Memphis Grizzlies. Game 7 is necessary because the Mavericks defended their home court in Game 6 Friday night. Monta Ellis led a fourth-quarter surge and finished with 27 points Friday as Dallas forced a winner-take-all Game 7 in San Antonio with a hard-fought 113-111 victory. Ellis scored 12 of his 29 points in crunch time, but nearly wiped it all away when he threw an ill-advised pass out of bounds with 1.3 seconds rremaining to give the Spurs one final look. Francisco Lindor Jersey. Patty Mills off-balanced shot at the buzzer was well short and came after the clock struck zero. "My teammates just told me to be aggressive," Ellis said. "My team just believed in me, and I just had to go out there and respond." Nowitzki chimed in with 22 points and Dallas deep supporting cast came up with big plays down the stretch, notably former Spur DeJuan Blair. Parker netted 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Spurs, who led 81-76 entering the fourth and appeared in control before the Mavs rattled off nine straight points midway through the frame. Ellis hit a go-ahead 3-pointer during the run and Blair, who was suspended for Game 5 after kicking Tiago Splitter in the head the previous game, capped it with a three-point play for a 97-92 Mavericks lead with 4:25 to play. After some sensational play from Parker, the margin was one. Dallas Vince Carter made it a three-point game with two free throws, and Blair picked off a Parker pass intended for Duncan under the basket, forcing the Spurs to foul the rest of the way. Dallas made 5-of-8 free throws and hung on despite Ellis head-scratching turnover in the closing seconds. The winner will meet the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday. 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SALT LAKE CITY -- Big Turk lived up to his nickname. George Hill Jersey . After two games in which he was nearly invisible, Enes Kanter loomed large in the middle and scored 24 points to lift the Utah Jazz past the Washington Wizards 104-101 Saturday night. "The big man played big tonight," said Gordon Hayward, who hit two free throws with 2.6 seconds left to seal the win. Kanter made 11 of 13 shots and the Jazz overcame a 13-point deficit to take control in the fourth quarter and keep the Wizards from moving above the .500 mark for the first time in more than four years. Kanter also took the pressure off of Derrick Favours, who is dealing with a sore hip. "Enes was doing the scoring, so I just tried to go out there and play defence and get rebounds," said Favours, who had 11 points and 14 rebounds. Hayward finished with 16 points and Alec Burks added 15 as the Jazz swept the two games with the Wizards for the second straight season. Trevor Ariza led Washington with 23 points, including a 3-pointer with 52 seconds left that drew the Wizards within 101-98. John Wall banked in a 3-pointer to get within 102-101 with 3.6 seconds left, but Hayward made two free throws and Wall missed at the buzzer. Kanter scored a total of eight points in two blowout losses to Minnesota and drew his coachs ire for often being in the wrong spots. But in this one, Kanter consistently found himself in the right place at the right time -- picking up loose balls, making timely passes and changing the Wizards shots in the paint. "I personally was really bad two games against Minnesota, but tonight I wanted to come out with lots of energy," Kanter said. The muscular centre from Turkey displayed a deft shooting touch on jumpers and power moves to the basket. When Arizas 3-pointer cut the lead to 92-90, Kanter hit a jump shot. With 57 seconds left, he made two free throws to give Utah a 101-95 cushion after a nifty reverse-pivot down the lane that drew a foul. Utahs schedule has allowed for practices in the past few weeks and the young Jazz players have benefited from the extra work. "My coaches have given me a lot of confidence and weve been practicing really hard," Kanter said. "The things I have been trying to do and now showing in the games." Burks and Hayward drove through the Wizards defence for layups as the Jazz scored on four straight possessions to open the fourth quarter and take an 85-77 lead. "We did a good job of attacking them after playing inside-out. We attacked them in transition, attacked them in the half court," said Trey Burke, who had 12 points and eight assists. The Jazz seemed a step quicker to loose balls as the game wore on, but the Wizards made it interesting in the final minute before yet again failing to move above .500. "We were running in mud half the game, in my opinion," Washington coach Randy Wittman said. "We wouldnt commit ourselves to our pace." Ten times over the past five seasons, the Wizards have had a chance to surpass .500. Theyve lost every time. "I feel like we had this game won. We just didnt do a good job in stopping them and they just kept making good plays," Wall said. Wizards last won a game to go above .500 on Oct. 31, 2009, when they beat the New Jersey Nets to improve to 2-1. They lost to Cleveland on Nov. 3 and havent had a winning record since. The Wizards, who led most of the game, have lost this season at 0-0, 9-9, 14-14, 19-19, 20-20 and 21-21. No one on the current Wizards roster was on the team when it was last above .500. Though Utah is at the bottom of the Western Conference standings, the Jazz are competitive when healthy. The starting lineup of Burke, Hayward, Marvin Williams, Richard Jefferson and Favours is 12-8 this season. Favours was a game-time decision but felt his right hip strain had healed enough to give it a go and the Jazz needed his defence and rebounding prowess. When Favors needed a rest, Kanter made his presence known, especially with his 10 points in the fourth quarter. After stumbling through a subpar January, Ariza has found his groove. He scored 23 points in a win over Phoenix Friday and made 6 of 10 3-pointers against Utah. But his fellow perimeter players couldnt find their range. Beal was 5 of 16 and Wall made just 4 of 14 attempts from the field. "I thought Trey and the guys playing Wall made him work for everything he got," Utah coach Tyrone Corbin said. Nene had 19 points, including a handful of emphatic dunks, and Marcin Gortat had 14 points and 11 rebounds, but they couldnt stop Kanter when it mattered most. NOTES: The Jazz claimed third-year forward Malcolm Thomas off waivers on Saturday. He has appeared in 16 career NBA games over three seasons with San Antonio (this season), Golden State and Chicago, averaging 1.1 points and 1.8 rebounds in 5.4 minutes. . The teams combined to miss their first seven shots. . The Jazz reserves outscored their Washington counterparts 52-18 but all five Wizard starters scored in double figures. Custom Sacramento Kings Jerseys .B. -- Canadas Rachel Homan opened the Ford Womens World Curling Championship with a 7-5 win over Russia on Saturday. Harry Giles Jersey . "I only want to go through this one more time," Crosby said Friday. The 24-year-old captain hasnt played since the symptoms resurfaced following a loss to Boston on Dec. 5. Doctors allowed him to return to full practice on Tuesday and while Crosby is pleased with the way his body is responding he refuses to put on his return.Mercedes have withdrawn their protest against Max Verstappen over his defending of second place versus Lewis Hamilton at the Japanese GP. The team had initially alleged the teenager drove erratically and in a dangerous manner on the penultimate lap when Hamilton sought to overtake the Red Bull.According to Mercedes, their protest was withdrawn in the interests of establishing a final official result once it became apparent that the hearing cannot be concluded today. But there was confusion from Hamilton, with the world champion originally posting on Twitter: There is no protest from either myself or Mercedes. One idiot said we have but its not true. Max drove well, end of. We move on.However, after apparently learning that the team had lodged an appeal, Hamilton then posted: Just heard the team had but I told them it is not what we do. We are champions, we move on. End of! The Formula 1 Gossip column All the latest speculation and rumour in the paddock The incident in question had occurred when Hamilton closed in on Verstappen during the final stages of Sundays race.After the Mercedes driver attempted an ambitious overtake on the run to the chicane, Hamilton was forced to pull out of the corner when Verstappen refused to yield.Hamilton takes blame for startThe FIA, the sports governing body, originally stated that a decision wouldnt be made until the US Grand Prix in two weeks with neither driver available to give or refute evidence, as Mercedes only issued their complaint over three hours after the chequered flag had fallen in Suzuka.A time penalty for Verstappen would have both sealed a belated one-two for Mercedes and closed Hamiltons gap to Nico Rosberg in the title race, which stands at 33 points with four races remaining after the Germans victory. Verstappen has drawn criticism from other drivers for his defensive driving throughout the campaign, clashing with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen in particular, and stood his ground when questioned on the latest incident.Im not going to open the door and say here you go, the teenager told Sky F1. I saw him moving and as soon as I saw that I closed the door, and I think he was far enouugh that he could see I was going to do that. Sacramento Kings Jerseys. Red Bull boss Christian Horner added: I think it was firm but fair. Max was always going to go for the inside line. I think he committed just before the braking area. It was one move and decisive for the inside.Youre not there to wave the other car through.Mercedes confirmed in a statement that they had originally lodged a protest to the FIA under the following regulation: 27.5. At no time may a car be driven unnecessarily slowly, erratically or in a manner which could be deemed potentially dangerous to other drivers or any other person. Lewis Hamilton drops back to eighth after a poor start in the Japanese GP. This will apply whether any such car is being driven on the track, the pit entry or the pit lane.Despite stewards investigations in the past, Verstappen has never been penalised for dangerous driving in 2016 - though he was given an unofficial warning at the Italian GP.Hamilton, who cancelled his usual post-race press briefing in Japan, appeared to have calmed down in the press conference after his earlier protest that Verstappen had moved under-braking over team radio.It doesnt really matter now, he told reporters. Its done and we move forwards.Dont miss The F1 Reports review of the Japanese GP on Sky Sports F1 at 8.30pm on Wednesday evening. Also See: Hamilton takes blame for start Nico extends title lead The Formula 1 Gossip Column WATCH: Hamiltons horrid start Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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However, the Premier Leagues leading scorer is unsurprisingly proving the most popular pick from, meaning looking elsewhere will give you the edge on most players if he fails to fire.Dele AlliLast match - 31Season average - 44.45Englands young star has certainly attracted his plaudits and justifiably so, with seven goals and 10 assists this season. However, he struggled to make in impression against Liverpool last weekend, picking up just 31 points before he was substituted, while hes failed to score in 14 appearances in all competitions for club and country. His advanced role also means that his pass-completion rate is relatively low for a midfielder, so he looks the wild-card pick of the bunch this weekend.Daley BlindLast match - 71 pointsSeason average - 55.57 pointsIf Alli is the wild-card then Blind is the safe bet, as Manchester Uniteds Mr Consistent regardless of where he has been asked to play. He has now settled in as centre-back alongside Christ Smalling, helping United keep a league high of 15 clean sheets, with his ability on the ball seeing him complete nearly twice as many passes as Alli this season. A solitary goal and an average of 0.59 chances create per game are his main detractors, but he still looks a good bet for those expecting Louis van Gaals men to register a third successive clean sheet against Spurs.Marcus RashfordLast match - 26 pointsSeason average - 40.1 pointsAnother 19-year-old makes the Elite Player list, testament to the faith these two clubs have put in their youngsters. Rashford emerged with the most stunning of debuts, scoring twice and claiming an assist to rack up 90 points in Uniteds 3-2 victory over Arsenal in February. While hes struggled to hit the same heights since, he was also one target in the Manchester derby last month. The young striker certainly seems unfazed by the big occasions and the visiting fans will be hoping hell relish the opportunity to boost his sides top-four hosts with another inspired performance. Custom Wales Jerseys . The win gives Canada its fifth title at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge. "Weve got to keep pushing," said Westlake, who led Canada with five goals in the tournament. "The second you let off the pedal, everyone catches up. Joe Allen Jersey . A quick first step to get to the hoop for a layup. A rousing dunk on the break off a high outlet pass saved by teammate Ramon Sessions.London, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Steven Fletcher scored on either side of the intermission on Monday as Sunderland took a 3-1 victory over 10-man Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Gus Poyets side has struggled all season and is coming off consecutive losses to Southampton and Arsenal in which the Black Cats were outscored by a score of 10-0, but the club had the better of the play in the early stages. The visiting side opened the scoring in the 31st minute when Patrick van Aanholt got free down the left flank to the end line and served in an excellent cross and Fletcher got his head to it, nodding it down and into the bottom left corner from about 12 yards out. Palace grabbed a fortunate equalizer in the 55th minute when a strong attempt on target forced Sunderland goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon into a fantastic diving save, but defender Wes Brown was a bit over eager and knocked the ball into his owwn net to put the sides on level terms. Ashley Williams Jersey. . The winning tally materialized in the 79th minute as William Buckley did well to find space on the right flank and he sent a low ball across the box. Jordi Gomez waited for it to arrive at his feet before firing a low, accurate strike into the bottom right corner, past a diving Julian Speroni. Things then got worse for the home side when Australian international midfielder Mile Jedinak was shown a second yellow card by referee Phil Dowd and sent off, reducing the Eagles to 10 men. Despite playing a man down, Palace could take some solace in the fact that the fourth officials board showed five minutes of added time, giving them a decent chunk to try to find an equalizer, But it never came and Fletcher completed his double in stoppage time as the Black Cats hung on for their second win of the season and first at Selhurst Park in 19 years. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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PARIS - Zlatan Ibrahimovic took his tally to 37 goals in another remarkable season on Sunday, scoring a hat trick as defending champion Paris Saint-Germain won 4-2 at Toulouse to maintain its five-point lead over Monaco. Reggie Miller Jersey . Ibrahimovic, who also helped set up the other goal for Argentina winger Ezequiel Lavezzi, has scored 22 league goals and is closing in on his career-best total of 30 from last season. At this pace, he is on course to get 50 goals in all competitions. "It was a good game. It wasnt easy to play on this pitch because it wasnt in a good state," said Ibrahimovic, who scored twice in the 4-0 rout of Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday. "I feel good, very good physically. I dont know how far we can go but I hope the team keeps on playing like this, and well see what we can win." PSG is finding its best form again at just the right time and next faces bitter rival Marseille at home next weekend. "Weve scored a lot of goals in one week. It shows our attacking talent and its going to be very hard to catch us," PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi said. "Now we can recover properly before the Marseille game." Toulouse coach Alain Casanova promised to attack and was true to his word, with lively striker Wissam Ben Yedder scoring twice to set up a nervous finish before Ibrahimovic converted his second penalty of the match in the last minute. "We didnt play particularly well, because the players were a bit tired (after Tuesday night)," PSG coach Laurent Blanc said. "We didnt create an enormous amount of chances but we took them, and when you score four goals the coach can only be happy." Meanwhile, Lille fell further behind the top two after a dour 0-0 draw with Lille. Third-place Lille is 10 points behind Monaco and one point ahead of fourth-place Saint-Etienne, while Lyon is five points behind Lille in sixth place. PSG took the lead in the 33rd minute when Serbian defender Uros Spajic brought down Lavezzi, and Ibrahimovic drilled his spot kick down the middle with goalkeeper Zacharie Boucher guessing wrong as he dived to his right. PSG should have scored again in the 43rd when Ibrahimovic crossed from the left and centre back Thiago Silva failed to hit the target as he lunged in at the far post. A minute later, Toulouse punished PSG for that miss when Ben Yedder volleyed in a cross from midfielder Etienne Didot. But PSG regained the lead in the 56th when Ibrahimovic again crossed from the left, Matuidi let the ball run and Lavezzi finished with a first-time shot. Ibrahimovic seemed to have put the result beyond doubt in the 70th, heading in substitute Yohan Cabayes free kick after the impressive Lavezzi had been fouled, but sloppy play let Toulouse back into the game three minutes later. After PSG midfielder Thiago Motta went to challenge forward Martin Braithwate, the ball bounced into the penalty area and Ben Yedder beat goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu with a calm finish. Not to be outdone, Ibrahimovic went close with another header from Cabayes free kick — which Boucher kept out — and then scored another penalty after Issiaga Sylla had handled his free kick. Ibrahimovic was lucky, however, as he tried to dink it over Boucher. The goalkeeper saved the shot, only for the rebound to fall kindly into the Sweden forwards path. Hardly anything happened at Lille until the hour mark, when Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes thwarted 18-year-old forward Divock Origi and then tipped away Salomon Kalous cross before it reached striker Nolan Roux. The game finally started to open up and, when Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier clipped the ball over onrushing goalie Vincent Enyeama, defender Pape Souare had to make a goal line clearance. Lopes then made an excellent finger-tip save to push Origis strike from 20 yards onto the bar, and Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette shot straight at Enyeama from a good position. Earlier, struggling Rennes moved nine points away from the relegation zone with an impressive 3-0 win at Nantes, with Sweden forward Ola Toivonen, strike partner Paul-Georges Ntep and Norwegian midfielder Anders Konradsen getting the goals. T. J. Leaf Jersey .com) - The Denver Nuggets snapped a losing streak last time out and will try to carry that momentum Saturday night when they welcome the Indiana Pacers to the Pepsi Center. Victor Oladipo Jersey .C., has been named Canadas top female official, winning the 2014 SOC Award of Excellence. Cranes career as a figure skating judge has spanned over 40 years.To listen to the level of discontentment surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs this week, you would have thought the Leafs had fired Randy Carlyle after failing to win a game the entire first half of the season. In fact, the Leafs record on the day they fired Randy Carlyle was 21 wins, 16 losses and three losses in overtime ... good enough to be in position do something Toronto has failed to do in each of the past eight 82-game seasons – make the playoffs. So why was the firing of Carlyle pretty much universally approved by everyone in this city? Where are his defenders, those willing to take issue with a team that fired a coach who had his team in position to do something it hadnt done in a decade? A team that was cosidered the hottest team in hockey just before Christmas? The answer is that the Toronto Maple Leafs have become the only sports franchise in existence where wins and losses are not the most important thing. No, these days in the centre of the hockey universe, its become all about how you play the game. Think about it ... if at the start of the season you had said the Leafs would be 21-16-3 on Jan. 7, in playoff position and ahead of the Boston Bruins, would anyone have said – fire Randy Carlyle? Of course not. But the recent history here – three straight epic collapses by teams whose analytics have trended in the wrong direction -- has everyone paying more atttention to the shot clock than the scoreboard. Cory Joseph Jersey. Consider the assertion by the Toronto Suns Steve Simmons in a column this week that the conversation to fire Carlyle heated up among Leaf upper management DURING THEIR WIN STREAK in December, because of the poor habits the team was displaying, which is another way of saying they were getting beat at the puck posession game. Consider also the manner in which Dave Nonis praised the Leafs 3-1 loss to Minnesota last Friday night because of the way his team played, seeming to ignore the fact they had lost the game by two goals. The Leafs have become the equivalent of the grade-school pupil in math class who is told that getting right answer is secondary to showing your work. Because right now in Toronto the results dont matter as much as the process, a belief reflected by the post-game comments of their new coach – Peter Horachek – after a 6-2 loss. Our possession numbers were better, we outshot em. Would Randy Carlyle be fired by this point in an era without analytics? Its an interesting question. It wasnt all that long ago the Leafs were accused of being a team that was blind to the numbers inside the numbers, that Toronto was seen as the home of the analytics abyss. As this weeks decision to fire a coach with a winning record proved, at least that much is not the same old, same old in Leaf Land. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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1. Derrick Kindred Jersey . Kyle Busch, 72. Darrell Wallace Jr., 33. Erik Jones, 23. Matt Crafton, 25. Cole Custer, 15. Austin Dillon, 15. Brad Keselowski, 15. Ryan Blaney, 15. Johnny Sauter, 15. Timothy Peters, 1 Bernie Kosar Jersey . "First, I would like to offer my deepest and sincerest apologies for any harm I have inflicted on University of Missouri defensive lineman, Michael Sam," the statement read. Ozzie Newsome Jersey . After overcoming a three-goal deficit the Senators forced the game to overtime only to watch it slip away as Seth Jones scored the winner 3:49 into the extra period as the Nashville Predators defeated the Senators 4-3 Monday night.Nasser Hussain has sympathised with England captain Alastair Cook over his use of the new approved helmet. Cook wore the new-style helmet in Essexs County Championship game against Sussex at Hove on Monday and lasted only five balls, scoring one run after making 105 and 35 not out in Essexs opening game of the season against Gloucestershire when he wore the old-style headgear.The new helmets, which comply to British Safety Standards and have a smaller gap between the peak and grille, were introduced in the winter after a number of high-profile injuries. Cook was spoken to by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after using his old helmet in last weeks match at Chelmsford and, as a result, he complied with the new regulations this week. Cook heads out to bat against Gloucestershire in his old helmet However, former England skipper and Sky Sports cricket pundit Hussain has sympathy for Cook and feels it is unfair to dictate what headgear a batsman should use.I definitely have sympathy with Alastair Cook, Hussain told Sky Sports News HQ.The fundamentals of batting are being comfortable and being able to see the cricket ball and he has got nearly 10,000 Test match runs wearing a certain type of helmet.He has taken the opinion that he leaves a bit of a gap there - and maybe the ball can get through and maybe it cant - but he wants to see the ball properly. And then, all of a sudden, the regulations and the new helmet has moved that little grille up - maybe a couple of centimetres - and he cant see the ball as well. Cook sports his new helmet during day two of Essexs match against Sussex Hes a grown man and I feel he should be able to make the decision himself.Hes given the other [helmet] a go, hes not been stubborn, hes not saying no this is nothing to do with me, hes givenn it a go and hes not finding it comfortable. Jamie Collins Jersey. Hell go out to bat at Hove (today) probably with the new helmet on and give it a go, but when he rocks up at Headingley for the first Test against Sri Lanka I think most England fans will want their captain, their opening batsman and their star batsman to be able to see the ball and be comfortable and not have any kind of doubts about his equipment. Ravi Bopara explains why Alastair Cook doesnt want to use a specific style of helmet Despite his support for Cook, Hussain has backed the ECB and its director of cricket Andrew Strauss over the introduction of the new regulations.I do applaud what Strauss and the ECB are doing, he said. For a long time people havent looked at helmets and the actual safety of helmets and there have been some high-profile incidents that have happened recently and it has to be looked into.But you do have to say that there has to be a little bit of a personal choice to every batsman to be able to make that decision. Also See: Cook struggles ECB speaks to Cook Sussex v Essex scorecard Pundits county picks Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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CAMPBELLVILLE, Ont. Ben Simmons Jersey . -- Tellitlikeitis heads into the $1-million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday as the horse to beat. Tellitlikeitis was installed as the 3-1 early favourite for the worlds richest pacing event at Tuesdays draw. The son of 09 Cup winner Well Said will start from the third post in the 10-horse field at Mohawk Racetrack. Tellitlikeitis, bred and owned by Lothlorien of Cheltenham, Ont., won his elimination race in a career best 1:48.4, passing heavily-favoured Hes Watching for the 1 1/4-length win in just his second start of the year. Tellitlikeitis also won his season opener, a Pennsylvania Sires Stake, at Pocono Downs last month. Lothlorien has shared ownership of three previous Cup winners -- Well Said (2009), Rocknroll Hanover (2005) and Red River Hanover (2002). Trainer Jim Takter has only started two previous Cup entrants, both in 2012, and finished second with Time To Roll. Brett Miller has two previous Cup drives, finishing second in 2010 with We Will See. "He has wicked speed and hell take you to where you want to go in the mile," said Miller. "I definitely wanted to sit in with him this week (in the elim) and it worked out very well that the two horses I wanted to follow were in front of me." The three Cup elimination races were held Saturday to determine the field for the final. Takter will have to Cup entrants, the other being Lyonssomewhere, the 4-1 third choice who also was an elimination race winner. Lyonssomewhere, owned by Geoffrey Lyons Mound of Burford, Ont., will start from the No. 4 position and is undefeated in five starts. The son of 08 Cup winner and horse of the year Somebeachsomewhere took his elim comfortably in 1:50.1 by one and three-quarter lengths in his first stakes appearance. Hell be driven by Corey Callahan, making only his second Cup drive after finishing fourth with Mr Wiggles in 2009. "I like just about everything about him," said Takter. "Hes handy and hes the real deal. "Its a long year and I wanted to have him fresh for this event and not too many starts." Other elim winner, Mcwicked, selected the No. 2 post. Mcwicked, the American-owned son of 02 third-place Cup finisher Mcardle, posted the fastest elimination race victory, winning by two lengths in 1:48.3. Mcwicked is trained by Casie Campbell and is a five-time winner in 14 outings with career earnings of $248,457. "He was absolutely awesome (in his elim)," Coleman said. "It was the fourth time Ive raced him and every time he keeps getting better and better. "It looks like theres a lot of speed in the race. My horse can race either way. Id prefer him coming off a helmet but hes very versatile." The remainder of the field includes: Beat The Drum (post one, 20-1 odds); Lets Drink On It (post five, 6-1); Cowboy (post six, 15-1); Hes Watching (post seven, 5-1); Luck Be Withyou (post eight, 12-1); JK Endofanera (post nine, 10-1); and Sometimes Said (post 10, 20-1). Allen Iverson Jersey . The (14-15-5) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 33 points.  They trail sixth place Nashville and fifth place Dallas by two points. Wilt Chamberlain Jersey . Yahoo! Sports columnist Marc Spears says that the Boogie Smooth album may have been an elaborate April Fools prank.SEATTLE -- The Seattle Seahawks are going to the White House. Officials announced Wednesday that the Super Bowl champions will visit President Barack Obama at the White House on May 21 to honnour their NFL championship. Justin Anderson Jersey. The Seahawks clinched their first Super Bowl victory in the history of the franchise in February by beating the Denver Broncos 43-8. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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In preparation for the 101st Grey Cup, Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Kent Austin and Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Corey Chamblin met with the media to discuss their teams progress and readiness to play for the championship. Jason Kipnis Jersey . Austin does not believe the game-time temperature is going to be an advantage for either side heading into the Grey Cup. "We dont think about (the cold)," said Austin. "Im not even sure how you would determine an advantage. Our guys have played in bad weather and this is for a championship." Chamblin has decided to have his players stay in a hotel to get ready for the Tiger-Cats, in an attempt to separate them from the hype. "The biggest thing is I want them to stay in their routine and not deviate from the normal," said Chamblin. One of the big additions this season for the Roughriders has been veteran wide receiver Geroy Simon, who according to his coach, has made a difference both on and off the field. "Anytime you have Superman in the building, a lot of things are expected," said Chamblin. "Hes brought that veteran leadership to our team. Hes helped the guys understand that its a full long season and helped them bounce back." Quarterback Henry Burris will lead the Ticats into the Grey Cup and according to his coach, he continues to thrive in the CFL because of the hard work he puts into his game. "Henrys success is due to Henry," said Austin. "Hes a determined pro who prepares hard. Hes unbelievable to coach, hes very coachable. Henrys place in the history of this league is solid." Austin has always thought very highly of Roughriders QB Darian Durant who he will face in the championship. "(Durant) is dedicated, bright, tough," said Austin. "I see a maturity in how he plays; he has a knack for the big play." While the Roughriders will practice indoors on Wednesday, the Tiger-Cats will hold theirs outdoors as they prepare for the elements.  "If you saw our players faces when they walked outside youd know why," said Austin. As for the question of players having sex before the big game, Chamblin wants his team to do anything that will help them capture the big prize. "If thats what it takes for them to win a championship, go right ahead," said Chamblin. Tyler Naquin Jersey . Vonn punctuated her near-perfect season in perfect fashion Friday, earning her fourth overall World Cup title with a dominating giant slalom victory. Francisco Lindor Jersey . This is an exercise I have undertaken a few times, starting in 2009, and hope that Ive refined my approach a little bit in that time to help paint a better picture. -- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice to give Borussia Dortmund a hard-fought 2-1 win at relegation-threatened Eintracht Braunschweig in the Bundesliga on Friday. The visitors failed to create any chances of note until Nuri Sahin tested Braunschweig keeper Daniel Davari with a well-placed free kick in the 28th minute. Aubameyang opened the scoring three minutes later, when Robert Lewandowski played a one-two with Marco Reus and lifted the ball over the outrushing goalkeeper for him to head into the unguarded net. Braunschweig equalized in the 51st through Benjamin Kessel, but Aubameyang scored the winner on a counterattack in the 65th, when Reus found him on the left to shoot inside the far corner. "There were moments when we played brilliantly but we have to be thankful we won here," said Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp, who called itt a "dirty win. Joe Carter Jersey. " The visitors wasted several chances to seal the result before Henrikh Mkhitaryan hit the post in the 89th. Then Braunschweig almost equalized in injury time only for defender Ermin Bicakcics header to crash back off the post. "We played very well, we fought hard, really took the game to Dortmund. Im disappointed we didnt take anything from it," Kessel said. Third-place Dortmund remained 14 points behind leader Bayern Munich ahead of the rest of the 19th round, while Braunschweig stays bottom, five points from safety with its rivals yet to play. "It hurts to be bottom of the table but if you look at the performance today you can see the huge progression weve made," said Braunschweig coach Torsten Lieberknecht, a former teammate of Klopps from their playing days at Mainz. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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Mark Sanchez wont be out of work long. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Jersey . According to a report from ESPN, the recently cut former New York Jets quarterback is expecting to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles soon. Sanchez injured his shoulder last season and is still rehabbing; he would have to pass a physical before signing with the Eagles. Sanchez would join Nick Foles and Matt Barkley on the Eagles roster, and would likely compete with Barkley, a fellow USC alum and fourth-round pick last year, to back up Foles next season. Sanchezs tumultuous tenure with the Jets ended with 12,092 passing yards and 68 touchdowns to 29 interceptions in four seasons. He missed all of last year. Nelson Semedo Jersey . The Brazilian-born strikers brace drew him level with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo as the leagues leading scorers with 17 goals apiece through 16 rounds. "The important thing is to help the team win, not the goals," Diego Costa said. After a first half dominated by defence, Atletico pressed Valencia into its area and Diego Costa did the rest. Jordi Alba Jersey ." Also, defencemen "were found to be at a higher risk of suffering a concussion than other players, perhaps due to turning their back to retrieve pucks along the boards, which leaves them vulnerable.LAS VEGAS -- O.J. Simpsons lawyers submitted a supersized appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court, seeking the former football stars release from prison and a new trial in his 2007 Las Vegas armed-robbery case. The lawyers met a midnight Wednesday deadline to submit a request for the court to review Simpsons claim that 2008 trial in Las Vegas was tainted by his fame and notoriety following his 1995 acquittal in Los Angeles in the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend. However, the document totalled 19,993 words, court spokesman Michael Sommermeyer said Thursday. That was some 43 per cent longer than the 14,000-word limit the court had set. It will be up to the seven justices to decide whether to accept it for filing and consideration. Until that time, the document hasnt been made public. The court hasnt decided whether to hear oral arguments. Simpson, 66, is serving nine to 33 years in a northern Nevada prison after being found guilty of leading a group of armed men in a September 2007 confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas casino hotel. He was convicted of kidnapping, armed robbery and other charges. Hes not eligible for parole until late 2017. The appeal stems from arguments rejected last year by Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell that Simpsons trial attorney botched Simpsons trial and first appeal to the state Supreme Court, the only appeals court in Nevada. Simpson attorney Patricia Palm said the apppeal ran long because she and attorneys Ozzie Fumo and Tom Pitaro were responding in detail to the judges Nov. Lionel Messi Jersey. . 26 ruling, which totalled 101 pages. Palm said the state high court routinely accepts oversized filings in complex cases. She also submitted 36 appendices to the appeal brief. Bells ruling came after she held five days of hearings in Las Vegas on a 94-page petition that Palm filed in May 2012 seeking a new trial on 22 possible grounds. The judge said she reviewed the entire Simpson court record and determined that evidence was overwhelming that Simpson orchestrated the armed kidnapping and robbery, and that Simpsons current attorneys failed to demonstrate how his former lawyers actions changed the outcome of the case. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said he was confident that Bells ruling would be upheld. Wolfsons wife, former Clark County District Judge Jackie Glass, presided over Simpsons 2008 trial and sentencing. Simpson claimed he was trying to retrieve from the memorabilia dealers items that had been stolen from him after his Los Angeles trial and a 1997 civil court a wrongful-death judgment that put him on the hook for $33.5 million to the estates his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. The NFL hall of famer testified last year that he thought he had a right to get his own belongings back, and he never knew any of the men with him were carrying guns. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. Steve Cishek Jersey . - The Titans have finally slumped to a new low: Theyre the first NFL team with 13 losses this season.But wait, theres more.Their ninth straight loss assured their worst season in Tennessee and worst since going 2-14 in 1994. Their 21-13 loss in Jacksonville on Thursday night also moved the Titans into the top overall draft selection with one game remaining. The last time this franchise picked first overall was 1978 when they traded with Tampa Bay to select Earl Campbell.First-year coach Ken Whisenhunt said Friday he hasnt even had one thought about picking first April 30 and isnt concerned with draft status right now.Thats something theres plenty of time to talk about, worry about, Whisenhunt said. Were coming off of a tough loss in a game last night in a game where we felt like we couldve won just like the last two weeks. I mean its tough. Were trying to get better as a football team, playing a lot of different guys, and weve had a lot of injuries and our guys are battling.The Titans (2-13) placed their 15th player on injured reserve Thursday, the second-most for this franchise since 1990.Right now, they rank ahead of Tampa Bay (2-12) in the draft order. The Titans wrap the season hosting AFC South champ Indianapolis (10-4). Tampa Bay hosts Green Bay (10-4) and New Orleans (6-8) with the weaker schedule strength the first tiebreaker.We need to win and nobody wants to end the season with a loss, no matter what it takes we just need to go out there and win a game, wide receiver Kendall Wright said after the latest loss. Thats really the main thing.The Titans scored on the opening drive for the first time all season and their first TD drive to open a game since Dec. 8, 2013, at Denver. They didnt turn the ball over for the first time since Oct. 12, also against the Jaguars, and they held the ball for 34 minutes, 52 seconds for their best time of possession since their season-opening win in Kansas City.Charlie Whitehurst, the veteran journeyman backup, threw for a career-high 287 yards.Nobody is giving up, Whitehurst said. You can see how hard we fight until the very end and that locker room expects to win next week. Thats the way weve been all year and we just have not been able to put it all together yet.Yet they couldnt manage more than a field goal in the fourth quarter, and six Titans couldnt protect Whitehurst from three Jaguars with SenDerrick Marks earning a $600,000 by sacking the quarterback to end the game.Running back Leon Washington said there was no consolation in playing better in a loss.As a team, we have to learn how to win football games, Washington said.The right to draft a future Hall of Fame running back in Campbell in 1978 cost four draft picks and a player sent to Tampa Bay. Their other No. 1 draft picks came 40 years ago after the then-Houston Oilers went 1-13 in 1972 and drafted defensive lineman John Matuszak at No. 1 overall in 1973. Another 1-13 record got them the 1974 top pick they traded to Dallas for a couple players.This franchise hasnt drafted as high as second overall since 1984 when they took offensive tackle Dean Steinkuhler of Nebraska. The Titans last picked third overall in 2006 taking Vince Young.One more loss gives the Titans the chance to pick between either Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota or Florida States Jameis Winston or the luxury of trading back if they decide rookie Zach Mettenberger, who started six games this season, can be their quarterback in 2015.We still have another week of this season left, Whisenhunt said.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Teresa M. Walker at www.twitter.com/teresamwalker Ken Griffey Jersey . The punch happened in the fourth quarter of Milwaukees 116-102 loss to the Kings on Wednesday when the two players became entangled while battling for rebounding position. Kyle Seager Jersey . The Grizzlies erased most of a 25-point deficit before Durant, the leagues scoring champion, got hot.LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he declined a chance to speak with owner Donald Sterling, who is alleged to have made racist comments in a recorded conversation. "I was asked, do I need to talk with Donald, and I passed, quite honestly," Rivers said Monday. "I dont think right now is the time or the place, for me, at least. I just took a pass." Sterling is purported to have told a woman not to bring black people to his games or associate with them. "Yeah, I believe he said those things. But I still want to make sure," Rivers said during a conference call. "As far as believing those things? I heard what he said. Until someone tells me differently, you usually listen to what people say. I havent given him his due process. I havent given him an opportunity to explain himself and quite honestly right now I dont want him to. I want to wait for that further judgment." The coach cancelled practice Monday, a day after a 118-97 loss to the Golden State Warriors that evened their playoff series at 2-2. "I just felt like they needed to breathe. Theyve been inundated with this," Rivers said. Still, he said pretty much the entire team was at the clubs practice facility. "Ill go down and say hi to them and talk to them, make sure theyre in the right place. Right now its more than basketball. This is a non-basketball decision that I thought I had to make and I thought it was right decision. If you get your life better, then you can probably do your work better. They need to do that." Game 5 is Tuesday night in Los Angeles. "These last 48 hours or so have been really hard for our players and everyone," Rivers said. "Id just like to reiterate how disappointed I am in the comments attributed to our owner. I cant tell you how upset I am, our players are." Warriors coach Mark Jackson suggested that Clippers fans should boycott the game. "I believe iif it was me, I wouldnt come to the game," Jackson said. Robinson Cano Jersey. "I believe the fans, the loudest statement that they can make as fans is to not show up to the game. ... To me, it will make the noise of it not being tolerated. That this is a different time. Its unfortunate, and we cannot allow someone with these feelings to profit." Rivers said he knew Jackson was speaking from his heart and that everyone has their opinion. "I dont share that. I hope its packed and people are cheering for us, the players. And they were cheering for the players before this happened. But if they feel differently, who can say theyre wrong? And Im not the one thats going to say that, I can tell you that." Rivers said its still to be determined whether he or a player will address the crowd. "Again, we dont know the right answer," Rivers said. "We want to do right here. We want to make the best decisions here. If we feel thats something will help our fans, then it will be done. If we feel its something they dont need, we wont do it. The tickets have already been sold. The fans, theyre in a dilemma as well. We want them to cheer for their players and their team. Because its still their players and their team, and it will be their players and their team. I think from what I get from the fans Ive heard from, thats how they feel, like, This is my team, these are my players Im cheering for, and thats not going to change. I hope that continues." Rivers said the controversy has been tough on his players. "What other players are going through Should I be playing thoughts in the middle of a playoff series? I sympathize for my players. They didnt sign on for this. Yet here they are and theyre in the middle of it and they have to deal with it. They didnt do anything wrong and theyre in the middle of it, and they didnt ask to be. I feel terrible for them. 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BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. Michael Taylor Jersey . - Business is booming in Colorados mountain resorts, and the addition of recreational marijuana stores this year has attracted customers curious about legalized pot. But theres mounting anxiety that ski towns have embraced stoner culture a little too much, potentially damaging the states tourism brand.That worry flared up in two resort towns last week. In Breckenridge, residents voted overwhelmingly to force downtowns lone dispensary off Main Street to a less-visible location. And just up the road in Granby, town officials used a property annex to prevent a dispensary from opening.Its not a morality issue, or that we think marijuana is bad, said Breckenridge councilman Gary Gallagher, who supported legal marijuana but also voted to force the Breckenridge Cannabis Club out of downtown. Marijuana, it is not in this countrys DNA yet. Its a little bit too early.So far, theres no indication that legal pot has damaged tourism, Colorados No. 2 industry. The state notched a record $17.3 billion in tourism spending the year after legalization, with a record 64.6 million visitors, and state tourism officials say 2014 is poised to top last years record.But its an open question whether pot has anything to do with it. Officials cite the improving economy and the weather, with healthy snow totals historically being the most significant driver for mountain visits.The state and its marijuana industry are barred by law from advertising weed out of state, and the head of the Colorado Tourism Office says the state isnt tracking the role of marijuana in tourist behaviour.Its all anecdotal, Al White said. I have heard from some angry parents who said theyll never come back to Colorado because of marijuana. And Ive also heard from people who say they came to Colorado just to see the marijuana.At the end of the day, it may be having a modest effect, but its not huge either way.The recent friction isnt the first time officials have moved to lower marijuanas profile.The nations largest ski operator, Vail Resorts, made headlines over the last year tearing down makeshift shelters built illicitly in hard-to-reach areas and used by stoners to get safe, mountain slang for toking up out of the cold and away from ski patrollers. Resorts across the state are dotted with the so-called smoke shacks, and some of them are decades old.We will continue to communicate that consumption of marijuana is illegal in public and on federal land, Vail Resorts Russ Pecoraro said in a statement about destroying the shacks in its four areas, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Vail.Still, at rates greater than their urban neighbours, mountain communities backed marijuana legalization in 2012, including Breckenridge, an early and enthusiastic support base, and theres no doubt that recreational pot has had an effect on ski towns.A state-produced July report on the new marijuana industry concluded that 90 per cent of recreational sales in mountain resort communities go to out-of-state visitors.The influx of shoppers — and camera crews that have become frequent sights as they work on pot-themed news stories and documentaries — has prompted a lively debate among residents about how pot is changing their resorts.Whether youre pro-marijuana or against marijuana, you have to be concerned about how tourists react to seeing it, said Bob Gordman, a Breckenridge retiree who voted to move the dispensary.Others say the marijuana novelty will die down naturally and that resort towns shouldnt worry about dispensaries or the souvenir shops that put Rocky Mountain High puns on T-shirts.In five or 10 years, itll be no big issue, said Bill Kiser, a Breckenridge retiree who voted to keep the dispensary on Main Street.Why dont families get turned off when they go on vacation and see a bar and people drinking alcohol? Because theyre used to it, Kiser said. People will eventually get used to this, too.___Kristen Wyatt can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/APkristenwyatt Trea Turner Jersey .C. - Blair Jones scored the eventual winner in the third period as the Abbotsford Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Oil Barons 3-2 in American Hockey League action on Friday. Daniel Murphy Jersey . Future Hall of Famer Ricky Ray is in his prime and back for a third season in double blue. The 34-year old was magnificent in 2013, throwing for just under 2,900 yards despite missing eight games, tossing an impressive 21 touchdowns against just two interceptions, completing 66 per cent of his passes in the process.CONCORD, N.C. - Hendrick Motorsports announced a three-year contract extension Thursday that keeps Kasey Kahne in the No. 5 Chevrolet through the 2018 Sprint Cup season.The deal removes Kahne from the free-agent market and raises questions about where Rick Hendrick plans to put Nationwide Series champion Chase Elliott in his stacked lineup. Kahnes current contract expired after next season, and many believed hed have to improve his results to remain with the organization.Hendrick is making changes to help Kahne, who needed a late win at Atlanta in August to make the 16-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. He was eliminated from the Chase after the second round and finished 15th in the final standings.HMS this week said Keith Rodden, a longtime engineer on Kahnes team, was returning to the organization as crew chief of the No. 5 car. Kenny Francis, who had been crew chief for Kahne since the final race of the 2005 season — the second-longest active driver/crew chief pairing in the Cup Series — was moved into a design and development role for the entire organization.Ive found a home at Hendrick Motorsports, said Kahne, who signed with HMS in 2010 for a deal that began with the 2012 season. Its the right place for me, and Im looking forward to being here for a long time.But it puts Hendrick in a bind with Elliott, the 18-year-old phenom who won NASCARs second-tier series championship in his first season competing at the national level. Elliott won the title driving for JR Motorsports, which is co-owned by Hendrick driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his sister, Kelley, and Rick Hendrick.Earnhardt has said the team has no plans to move up to the Sprint Cup Seeries, and Hendrick has only said the immediate future for Elliott is a second season with JRM. Anthony Rendon Jersey. Hendrick fields the NASCAR-maximum four cars in Cup for Earnhardt, Kahne, six-time champion Jimmie Johnson and four-time champion Jeff Gordon. Although Gordon has hinted that retirement is coming, he said in a Twitter chat Wednesday its currently not on my radar.Johnson, at a Thursday event for the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, said hes working on an extension for his contract, which expires in 2015 and that Elliott was not a candidate for his No. 48 seat.I think someone else is in line for retirement before me, he joked of Gordon.Hendrick Motorsports general manager Doug Duchardt said Thursday on Sirius XM that Elliott will run a handful of Cup races next season — thats allowed under NASCAR rules — but ducked a question on where hell eventually land. He likened Elliott to a Triple A prospect in baseball and the pressure to bring him up to the big leagues.I understand its part of the fun and speculation of what could or should be done. I completely understand it, Duchardt said. Were going to try to make sure we put him in the best position to be successful when he does come here full-time.Kahne, meanwhile, has ranked among the top 10 drivers the last three seasons in Sprint Cup wins (five), pole positions (four), top-five finishes (26) and laps led (1,177). He has 17 career Cup wins and has three consecutive berths in the Chase.I think the world of him both as a driver with championship-level talent and an overall terrific young man, Hendrick said. Were committed to winning races and competing for titles with him for many years to come. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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BERLIN -- Gegard Mousasi forced Mark Munoz to tap out in the first round on Saturday in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Margus Hunt Jersey . Mousasi at Germanys O2 World Berlin. Mousasi (35-4-2) showed resilience after a disappointing February loss to top contender Lyoto Machida. Munoz (13-5) wasted little time working inside for a takedown, but Mousasi showed ample defence, earning top position in an early scramble. Munoz eventually worked back to his feet, but Mousasi was always a step quicker with his movement and more accurate with his strikes. As Munoz continued to press for a takedown, Mousasi battered him with elbows and eventually moved to his opponents back. Bloodied and battered, Munoz tapped out at the 3:57 mark of the first round when Mousasi applied a rear-naked choke. "I worked a lot on the rear-naked choke and the guillotine," said Mousasi. "I set it up with punches, and I was able to get it. Hes a wrestler, so he always comes forward. I wanted to pick up the angles and slowly pick up the pressure." In the nights co-feature, C.B. Dolloway (15-5) made his case for a top-10 ranking with an impressive win over Frances Francis Carmont (22-9), a Tristar Gym fighter who lives in Montreal. Carmont used powerful strikes to batter Dolloway in the opening stages of the fight, kicking hard to the body and firing big right hands. Unfazed, Dolloway began to taunt his opponent and hang his chin before unleashing a crisp left hook that dropped Carmont to the floor. Dolloway pounced to finish, but Carmont quickly recovered and moved back to his feet. The two continued to trade strikes throughout an entertaining first round before Carmont scored a late takedown. However, Dolloway swept immediately to the top and finished the round in top position. Dolloway looked to work the body in the second, while Carmont continued to attack the legs and body with powerful kicks. Dolloway eventually worked inside for a takedown, moving to his opponents back and securing the dominant position. An alert Carmont tried to work for a kimura, but Dolloway kept his arm tucked and again finished the frame in a dominant position. In the third, Carmont initially looked for a takedown, but Dolloway defended the move and countered with one of his own. As blood trickled down his face, Dolloway advanced to his opponents back, but Carmont defended a choke attempt and worked back to his feet. A relentless Dollaway turned back to his wrestling, bringing the fight to the floor and moving quickly to mount. The pair scrambled for the remainder of the fight, but it was Dolloway who again was in top position at the bell. In the end, Dolloways effort was enough to earn him one of the biggest wins of his career by unanimous decision with scores of 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28. "Im exhausted, but I feel on top of the world," Dolloway said. "Francis was hard to get to, and he was a little bit more difficult to get past than I thought he would be. I took a while to adjust and to get into the fight. Now Ive just got to keep working. This is what I want, so Ive just got to keep on working to get there." In a middleweight matchup that failed to live up to expectations, Sean Strickland (15-0) earned a controversial split-decision win over Luke Barnatt (8-1). The contest played out at a moderate pace with neither athlete truly taking control of the pace. Strickland was the crisper striker in the early going, and scored an early takedown in the second frame. But along the way, Strickland suffered a broken hand, and it limited his offence for the rest of the contest. Barnatt picked up his offensive volume in the latter stages of the bout, but he never truly put together any significant combinations, and Strickland was awarded a split-decision win with scores of 28-29, 30-27 and 29-28. UFC president Dana White immediately posted on Twitter, stressing that he felt the wrong man was awarded the victory. "I should have pulled the trigger more," Strickland admitted after the win. "In the third round, I was pretty much useless. I know my cardio was there though, going into the fight, and I knew I could push the pace. I just gave Luke Barnatt a lot of respect. Hes a tough guy." In the nights first main-card contest, Swedish featherweight Niklas Backstrom (8-0) picked up a victory in his UFC debut, submitting Finnish veteran Tom Niinimaki (21-6-1) in the first round. Niinimaki worked hard to get the fight to the floor, but once there, Backstrom scrambled first for a guillotine choke and then transitioned to his opponents back. Once in place, Backstrom locked a sneaky rear-naked choke, forcing a tap from Niinimaki with 45 seconds left in the first round. "Life is weird you know; you just have to work the hardest that you can and then everything will fall into place," an emotional Backstrom said. "This has been a really, really big dream for me. Everything happens so fast in the UFC." Ryan Kelly Jersey . - David Tomasek had two goals in regulation time and was the lone scorer in the shootout as the Belleville Bulls upset the Oshawa Generals 6-5 on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action. John Simon Jersey . Helwani said that Weidman has been dealing with recurring swelling and pain in his knees related to torn meniscus he suffered as a teenager and the problems came to a head last week when he suffered prolonged swelling and pain in his left knee, resulting in the decision to undergo an arthroscopic scope procedure to clean up the tear in both knees.Jenson Button says speculation over his future remains guesswork until he makes his mind up about whether he wants to prolong his F1 career into 2017. In interviews with Sky Sports during the British GP weekend, Button outlined his terms for staying in the sport for an 18th season - making clear he wanted to be in a car capable of fighting for podiums.McLaren, who will make a decision over whether to retain the Briton or promote reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne no earlier than September, are targeting a big performance jump in 2017, but stand only seventh in the Constructors Championship and have finished on the podium at only one race since 2012. Fresh reports ahead of last weekends British GP suggested Williams, the team where Button began his career, have placed the 36-year-old on their short list as they mull their own driver line-up for next season.But Button told Sky F1: Its all guesswork because nobody has a clue what is going on. Not until Ive made my mind up on what l do for next year. The team have already said were not going to discuss anything until September, so I dont know why theres such speculation. Well see then. For now, just trying to enjoy the racing. Hungary will hopefully be better and we can fight for some points.Vandoorne: It has to happpen in 2017Put to him by Johnny Herbert that he did not look like a driver ready to say goodbye to F1, Button replied: At this moment in time, no. Frank Gore Jersey. But well see in a few months and then Ill make a decision.The 2009 world champion claimed McLarens last race win nearly four years ago and made clear at Silverstone I dont want to be racing if Im just making up the numbers. With a return to the podium his target for any 2017 campaign, Button says McLaren need to take a good step forward to return to that level of performance.Driver market discussion in F1 ReportI want to be fighting for podiums, the 36-year-old said. Ive put a lot of hard work in here over the last few years with the new [Honda] partnership. Its been a really exciting project to be fair, having an input and knowing that youre making a difference on the aerodynamic side, but also on the engine side.But we need to take a good step for next year to be competitive - and if Im going to be racing in F1 next year thats what I want and what I need. Also See: Vandoorne: 2017 must be my year The F1 Gossip Column Brundle: Silverstone delivers again Get Sky F1: Every race live Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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CHICAGO -- Pitcher Jose Quintana and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $21 million, five-year contract that would increase to $26. Walace Jersey .5 million if he is eligible for salary arbitration after this season. The deal announced Monday includes two team options that could add $22 million. Quintana has 1 year, 133 days of major league service. The cutoff for arbitration eligibility was 2 years, 122 days this year and 2-139 last year. After agreeing this month to a one-year deal paying $550,000 in the major leagues and $300,000 in the minors, Quintero gets an $850,000 salary this season. If eligible for arbitration at the end of this year, he would get $3.4 million in 2015, $5.4 million in 2016, $7 million in 2017 and $8.85 million in 2018. If not eligible for arbitration after this season, Quintana would receive $1 million in 2015, $3.8 million in 2016, $6 million in 2017 and $8.35 million in 2018. Chicago has a $10.5 million option for 2019 with a $1 million buyout. If thats exercised, the White Sox have a $10.5 million option for 2020 with a $1 million buyout. If he wins a Cy Young Award at any point through 2019, the 2020 option price would increase to $14 million, If he finishes second or third in the voting at any point through 2019, the 2020 option would rise to $13 million. David Luiz Jersey . Winners of two straight, the Flames will try to become the first team in 25 years to go three consecutive games without taking a penalty Saturday night in San Jose. Rodrigo Caio Jersey . - Vince Wilfork has played only two career games in Kansas City.ARLINGTON, Texas -- Kyle Seager had another big game against the Texas Rangers. Seager had three hits, including a home run, to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 4-2 victory over the Rangers on Saturday night. Seager is hitting .362 with five home runs and 16 RBIs in 69 at-bats against the Rangers this season. Overall, the 26-year-old third baseman is hitting .280 with 23 homers and 88 RBIs -- all career highs. "Its kind of all about learning," Seager said. "You learn about yourself. I know what I did wrong at the end of last season. If you do something wrong, you can go back and know how to fix it." Seager hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning to tie the score 2-2, and singled and scored in the Mariners two-run eighth against Neal Cotts (2-9). "Hes pretty special," Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said of Seager. "Its a nice feeling having him at the plate." Danny Farquhar (2-1) worked two scoreless innings to earn the victory, and Fernando Rodney got the last three outs for his American League-leading 43rd save. Seattle shortstop Brad Miller, who came in with a .205 batting average, had a career-high four hits to help the Mariners move 1 1/2 games ahead of Detroit for the leagues second wild card. The game started following a rain delay of 3 hours, 13 minutes. "Its worth the wait for a lot of reasons," McClendon said. "A doubleheader (Sunday) wouldnt have been good." He said he spent the delay "like everybody else, probably. I ate ice cream." Ryan Rua had an RBI double and scored on Michael Choices sacrifice fly to put the Rangers up 2-0 in the fourth inning. It was the second game forr Texas interim manager Tim Bogar, who took over after Ron Washington resigned Friday afternoon. Ricardo Oliveira Jersey. Texas went 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position, including 0 for 9 during the first three innings, en route to its eighth straight loss. Seattle starter Chris Young went five innings, allowing two runs on four hits after lasting only two-thirds of an inning on Monday in a 12-7 loss at Oakland. The Dallas native began his big-league career with the Rangers 10 years ago and hasnt beaten Texas in three career starts. "The guys picked me up tonight," Young said. "They came back and swung the bats. It was a great team win." DARVISH DONE: Rangers ace RHP Yu Darvish wont pitch again this season. General manager Jon Daniels said theres no sense in bringing back Darvish, sidelined since Aug. 9 with inflammation near his pitching elbow, to make one or two starts for a team already eliminated from post-season contention. Darvish (10-7) said through an interpreter that hes disappointed that he couldnt pitch the full season but accepted the decision of the clubs medical staff. TRAINERS ROOM Mariners: LF Dustin Ackley left the game in the seventh inning with a jammed left ankle and is day-to-day. Rangers: Texas plans to send INF Jurickson Profar, sidelined since March with a muscle tear in his right shoulder, to the Arizona Fall League. UP NEXT The Mariners will start LHP James Paxton (5-1), who has the second-best ERA through his first 12 career starts (1.77), on Sunday. 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The NHLs Mar. Chance Warmack Jersey . 5 Trade Deadline is drawing closer and teams will be deciding on whether to buy or sell. Check out todays trade-related reports and speculation from around the NHL beat. And follow TSN.ca through Deadline Day for all the updates. More From Pierre TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports on his ESPN.com blog that the Los Angeles Kings have interest in Thomas Vanek, but he might not be their top target. The Kings are also interested in Matt Moulson, Mike Cammalleri and Sam Gagner. LeBrun adds that Predators centre David Legwands name is coming up more frequently, while any moves made by the Vancouver Canucks this season wont be for rental players, but long-term assets. What Do The Canucks Do? Tony Gallagher of The Vancouver Province writes that the Canucks should get in the mix for a winger like Thomas Vanek, but added it would be difficult to acquire and retain such a player. The benefit would be that the Sedins would have a sniper on their line, with Ryan Kesler centring Zack Kassian and Alex Burrows or Chris Higgins, Bo Horvat soon centring the third line with Higgins or Burrows, and Jannik Hansen with Tom Sestito to build out the fourth line. Familiar Asset Sarah McLellan of azcentral sports writes that the Phoenix Coyotes could be a strong fit for veteran forward Ray Whitney at the trade deadline. Whitney is in the final year of a two-year contract with the Dallas Stars after two seasons with the Coyotes. "If were in it, they (the Stars) probably wont do anything," Whitney said. "If we stumble here down the stretch, maybe they will. I dont really know what their thought is yet." In 2011-12, Whitney and Radim Vrbata combined for 59 goals and 139 points. Torrey Smith Jersey . Arsenal had already scored its goals in the third round fixture when the fierce rivalry turned ugly in the final ten minutes as Walcott was being carried off on a stretcher. Isaac Seumalo Jersey . Masahiro Tanaka has touched down in the United States and the courting of the Rakuten Golden Eagles stud pitcher has begun in earnest by a bevy of MLB teams interested in the Japanese ace.Canadian Rankings MENS RANKINGS RANK WOMENS RANKINGS RANK Graham DeLaet 81 Brooke Henderson 69 David Hearn 155 Alena Sharp 216 Adam Hadwin 166 Rebecca Lee-Bentham 346 Nick Taylor 272 Lorie Kane 349 Richard Lee 277 Sue Kim 360 Mike Weir 430 Jennifer Kirby 372 Brad Fritsch 458 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 396 Roger Sloan 573 Augusta James 461 Ryan Yip 653 Sara Maude Juneau 576 Eugene Wong 682 Brittany Henderson 671 Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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ORLANDO, Fla. Custom Charlotte Hornets Jerseys . -- As well as the Wizards have played at times in the past month, Washington coach Randy Wittman said he expected a team that had never been in a tight playoffs race to go through a few growing pains. After two tough losses to start the week, Washington showed the kind of bounce back ability it will take to survive if they do eventually make it there. John Wall survived a poor shooting night to score 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, Trevor Ariza added 21 points and 11 rebounds overall, and the Wizards hung on to beat the Orlando Magic 105-101 in overtime Friday night. "I wasnt making shots the whole game," Wall said. "The only shots it felt like I was making were 3s." The victory ends the Wizards two-game losing streak overall, and a seven-game road losing streak to the Magic. Bradley Beal added 20 points and a game-changing block before being helped off the court with sprained right ankle in overtime. Marcin Gortat finished with 19 points and 14 rebounds. "We realize that its about time for us to start winning," Gortat said. "Its about time to clinch that spot and get those wins, especially against teams like Orlando." Beals injury looked a lot more serious when it happened, with him having to be carried off the court by teammates. He is day-to-day. Orlando led by as many as nine in the second half before seeing that lead evaporate down the stretch. Tobias Harris had 21 points and Arron Afflalo finished with 18 to lead the Magic. Orlando has now lost five in a row and 11 of their last 14. "Its painful, it hurts, but you learn from it," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. Wall was fined $15,000 for inappropriate comments toward officials at the conclusion of the Wizards loss against Charlotte on Wednesday, and he had another run-in with the referees Friday. He was whistled for a technical foul in the third quarter for continuing to argue a non-foul call with referee Joey Crawford after Wall had walked back to the sideline huddle. It punctuated a mostly frustrating night for Wall, who finished just 7-of-18 shooting. But he picked it up when he had to. Jameer Nelson hit two free throws for the seventh lead-change of overtime to give the Magic a 97-96 lead. He got a steal on the Wizards next possession, but had his layup attempt blocked from behind by Beal. It was rebounded by Wall, who found Ariza in the corner for 3 to put Washington back up 99-97. "That was just hustle play, one that we definitely needed. John got a pass deflected, and my first instinct was to just go chase it down," Beal said. "He had a head start on me I guess I kind of baited him into it, and I was able to jump up and get it before it was (goaltending)." Soon after that play was when Beal went down with his ankle injury. It didnt stifle the Wizards momentum, though, with Wall sinking a jumper with less than 30 seconds to play. The Magic were forced to foul after a miss and the Wizards closed out the victory at the foul line. The Magic led 60-51 in the third quarter before the Wizards ended the period on a 16-6 spurt to take a 67-66 lead into the fourth. Orlando regained its footing, though, getting seven straight points from Victor Oladipo to start the quarter. After several lead changes Harris sank a pair of free throws to put the Magic in front at 85-79 with just 1:55 to play. Wall cut it to three with a 3-pointer, but Harris responded with tip-in on the other end. Wall was fouled on a 3-point attempt on the Wizards next trip down the floor, but got only two of his three free-throw attempts to fall. A missed jumper by Oladipo on the Magics ensuing touch gave it back to Washington and Wall then tied it at 87 with 10.6 remaining. Oladipo got up a 3-pointer from the top of the key as time expired in regulation, but it bounced off the side of the rim. But in the end, the Wizards felt as though Beals big block was the biggest reason they were able to walk out with their first victory in Orlando in over four years. "Hes making a name for himself," Gortat said. "Hes one of our rising stars." NOTES: Orlando dropped to 1-5 in overtime games this season. ... Orlando is 0-32 when being outrebounded this season. ... Hall of Fame baseball player Cal Ripken Jr. sat courtside. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Jersey . PETERSBURG, Florida – Heading into Thursday nights action, Dioner Navarro had caught 14 innings combined from starters Drew Hutchison and Mark Buehrle. Marvin Williams Jersey . The New York State Supreme Court only partially dismissed the lawsuit, meaning the case could be headed for trial. The tour announced a year ago that Singh would be suspended for saying in a Sports Illustrated story that he took deer antler spray, which was believed to contain the banned substance IGF-1.(Sports Network) - J.A. Happ makes his return to Tropicana Field as the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Tampa Bays Rays in the middle frame of a three-game set between the American League East rivals. Happ will be making his third start since he suffered a skull fracture and knee sprain after being struck in the head by a line drive on May. 7 in Tampa Bays ballpark. He was shaky in his return to action, but went a season-high seven innings and gave up just one run on three hits to take a no-decision versus Oakland on Monday. The Blue Jays came up short in the series opener with the Rays as Jose Lobaton hit a game-winning triple in the bottom of the ninth to lift the hosts to a 5-4 win. Anthony Gose knocked in two runs, while Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion each contributed two hits and an RBI for the Blue Jays, who have dropped six of their last nine overall. Encarnacion is third in the majors in home runs with 30 and is also tied for fourth with 90 RBI. He is batting .368 during the span of his current five- game hitting streak. Jose Reyes ended a three-game streak of being held hitless on Friday. The star shortstop still has just one hit in his last 23 at-bats. "Deserve? You go out and win that thing," Toronto manager John Gibbons said. "We had the lead, gave it up, had plenty of opportunities, couldnt get it done. Pretty simple. Thats why theyre at the top and were at the bottom. Its pretty simple."; Toronto enters Saturday trailing the first place Red Sox by 15 games in the AL East race. Frank Kaminsky Jersey. The Rays are just a game behind Boston and are tied with Oakland atop the wild card standings. The Rays looked like they were going to sink into a hole in the top of the ninth on Friday as Fernando Rodney allowed two hits. The 36-year old reliever regained his composure and sent the hosts into the bottom half of the inning tied, which set up Lobaton for the late-game heroics. "There was no, Here we go again," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "I didnt feel that. It was more, Lets pick the guy up, and thats what we did. I hope we continue to see the resiliency, the perseverance. Those are the kinds of things that take you to the promised land." Matt Joyce homered and Sam Fuld also drove in a run for Tampa Bay as it picked up its third straight win following a six-game slide. Roberto Hernandez will get the start as the club looks to capture its fourth win in a row and catch the Red Sox in the standings. Hernandez had been replaced before the fifth inning in his last two starts. He gave up five runs on eight hits in four innings against the Dodgers last Saturday in his most recent outing. The loss dropped him to 6-12 with a 4.95 ERA on the season. Encarnacion is just 2-for-9 in his career against Hernandez. Reyes is hitless in four at-bats. Tampa Bay is 9-5 against the Jays this season. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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MILAN - Paul Pogba showed why the top European teams are interested in him as he orchestrated a 2-0 win for Juventus against Chievo Verona, sending the defending champion seven points clear atop the Serie A table on Sunday as Roma drew 1-1 at Fiorentina. Doug Williams Jersey .Pogba scored a stunning opener on the hour mark and was instrumental in his teams second, netted by Stephan Lichtsteiner.Paul scored an extraordinary goal and pulled the ball down brilliantly for the second, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. He is an intelligent, calm and level-headed lad who always wants to improve. ... The club has to decide (whether to sell him) but its not a problem to consider right now. It is difficult to replace world class players, but football goes on.Former Fiorentina forward Adem Ljajic cancelled out Mario Gomezs strike as Roma drew its third successive league match.We had a great second half, there was a good reaction, Roma coach Rudi Garcia said. I saw an ambitious team which is capable of scoring. With this spirit we will win many matches.Well continue on our path without looking at the others. We have to be more clinical for the entire 90 minutes.Meanwhile, there will be further debate about goal-line technology after Palermo had a goal ruled out in a 1-1 draw at Sampdoria, with the home sides new signing Samuel Etoo in attendance.A stoppage-time goal gave Torino a 1-0 win at Inter Milan, its first since 1988, while a late Alejandro Rodriguez strike also saw Cesena beat Parma 2-1 in a relegation battle between the two bottom sides.Hellas Verona beat Atalanta 1-0, with Javier Saviola scoring his first Serie A goal.Juventus struggled to break down Chievo although Giorgio Chiellini nodded just over from a couple of corners, and had another header from a corner deflected over the bar by goalkeeper Albano Bizzarri.It took a moment of magic to break the deadlock as Pogba skipped past two Chievo players before unleashing a powerful 20-yard strike into the bottom corner for his fourth goal in as many games.Pogba almost claimed the second too as he brought down a cross with his foot before hitting it on the volley, forcing a great save from Bizzarri, only for Lichsteiner to slot in the rebound.Roma knew it couldnt afford another slip after draws against Lazio and Palermo but Mario Gomez redirected David Pizarros long-range strike for his third goal in two matches after scoring twice in the Italian Cup midweek.Roma looked a different side after the break and levelled after four minutes. Juan Iturbe did well to bring down Francesco Tottis long ball and hold off the defenders before squaring for Ljajic, who did not celebrate his goal.There was further bad news for Roma as Kevin Strootman went off as a precaution after taking a knock to the knee he had surgery on back in March.In Genoa, all eyes were on the stands, where club president Massimo Ferrero sat with a smiling Etoo and fellow new signing Luis Muriel, with all three wearing Sampdoria scarves.Etoo underwent a successful medical this weekend and Everton said it expected the deal to be finalized in the next 24 hours.Samp got off to the perfect start when Eder ran on to Roberto Sorianos through ball and fired across to give his side the lead in the sixth minute.The home side should have increased its advantage before Palermo levelled at the start of the second half with Franco Vazquez smashing in Edgar Barretos pass.Palermo was denied a winner when Michel Morganellas effort crashed off the underside of the crossbar before bouncing off the ground and out. Replays showed the ball had crossed the line but the referee ignored Palermos protests.Sampdoria moved level on points with third-placed Lazio, a point clear of Napoli, which hosts Genoa on Monday.At San Siro, Emiliano Moretti scored in the dying seconds as Inter fell to its first defeat in six matches.Maxi Lopez headed a corner across to Moretti, who nodded in from point-blank range in the fourth minute of stoppage time. Josh Doctson Jersey . Wrights first stint with Milwaukee was on a 10-day contract from March 14-23. He played in two games, averaging six points and two rebounds in 16. Ziggy Hood Jersey . -- Golden State Warriors reserve centre Ognjen Kuzmic is expected to miss at least six weeks after undergoing surgery on his fractured right hand.LOS ANGELES -- Once they got Matt Cain out of the game, Yasiel Puig and the Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up the San Francisco Giants stellar bullpen. Dee Gordon and Puig broke open a tie game with consecutive RBI doubles in the seventh, Matt Kemp homered in the eighth and the Dodgers beat the NL West-leading Giants 6-2 on Saturday. "Cain pitched a good game and pounded the zone," Kemp said. "He threw strikes, mixed his pitches up well and got them over the plate. We couldnt really get anything off of him. But we waited him out, got him out of there, got to their bullpen and scored some runs at the end for the W." Zack Greinke (6-1) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings, striking out eight and walking three. The right-hander extended his streak to 20 consecutive starts in which hes allowed fewer than three runs -- the longest by any pitcher since the "dead ball" era. "Its always a luxury to have two Cy Young winners at the top of your rotation like Zack and Clayton Kershaw. Thats a plus for our team," Kemp said. "Hopefully theyll continue to stay healthy and keep doing what theyre doing. But we have to do our job as hitters and drive in runs for those guys." The Dodgers took the lead in the seventh against reliever Jeremy Affeldt (0-1) when Drew Butera doubled and scored on Gordons hit inside third base with Pablo Sandoval playing in on the grass with the Dodgers speedy leadoff hitter at bat. Puig then greeted Jean Machi with a ground-rule double into the left field corner. "Thats a bad break," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "Pablo had to cover the bunt with two outs. Gordon hit it in a good spot, and the ball just bounced by him." The four runs charged to the Giants bullpen was in sharp contracts to the major league-best 1.75 ERA they brought into the game. Affeldt had pitched 10 2-3 scoreless innings in his 10 previous appearances since coming off the DL on April 16. "They got nicked up a little, but they had been so good and really solid all year," Bochy said. "Its going to happen." Former Giants closer Brian Wilson escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth, retiring Hunter Pence on a foul pop to Butera behind the plate after a visit from pitching coach Rick Honeycutt. The Dodggers tacked on two more runs in the bottom half on Kemps leadoff homer against Juan Gutierrez and Buteras sacrifice fly. Sammy Baugh Jersey. Cain was charged with two runs, three hits and four walks over five-plus innings in his first start off the disabled list. The three-time All-Star hadnt pitched since April 23 and missed two turns in the rotation because of a cut on the tip of his index finger. He was hurt in the clubhouse kitchen at AT&T Park when he tried to catch a knife that fell out of his hand. Affeldt came on in the sixth with the bases loaded and none out after Cain gave up two walks around a towering single by Puig. Gordon scored on a double-play grounder by Adrian Gonzalez and Kemp followed with an RBI single that tied it 2-all. "It kind of got out of hand in the sixth," Cain said. "I let that inning get away from us and that ended up being a turning point." Greinke escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first by fanning Sandoval, who hasnt driven home a run in 20 games and 68 at-bats since his RBI single against the Dodgers on April 16. He has only two hits in his last 26 at-bats with men in scoring position. The Giants loaded the bases again in the second with none out, and managed to scratch out two runs. Hunter Pence drove in Angel Pagan with a sacrifice fly to centre and Brandon Hicks scored on Buster Poseys single. Less than 24 hours after Dodgers left-hander Paul Maholm broke the left thumb of Giants first baseman Brandon Belt with a pitch, Cain plunked Hanley Ramirez above the left elbow on a 1-2 pitch after Gordon led off the first inning with a single and stole two bases. But Cain escaped the jam, striking out Gonzalez and retiring Kemp on a flyball. NOTES: Dodgers 3B Juan Uribe missed his second straight game with a sore right hamstring -- and for the second straight game his replacement committed a throwing error. Friday it was Justin Turner, and this time it was Chone Figgins. ... Gonzalez is 2 for 31 over his last eight games following a 16-game hitting streak. ... The Dodgers lead the majors with 44 stolen bases, including 24 by Gordon in 27 attempts -- also the most in both leagues. The last time a Dodgers player led the NL in steals was 1976, when current first base coach Davey Lopes won his second straight stolen base crown. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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The Montreal Canadiens took to the Bell Sports Complex ice on Sunday for a third straight day of practice since completing their opening-round sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Brian Sutter Jersey . Only this time, they were preparing for a date with the 2013-14 Presidents Trophy winning Boston Bruins, who secured their spot in the second round after defeating the Detroit Red Wings in five games. Meeting for the fourth time in seven seasons and for the 34th occasion all-time, the Canadiens and Bruins get together in an Eastern Conference second round series that begins this week. "Youre going to have to fight for everything. Theres no such thing as an easy game when you play against Boston," Canadiens defenceman Josh Gorges said following practice. "Theyre very well structured. They play a great team game. Youre going to have to fight for your real estate, youre going to have to fight to get on the inside and to get second chances in front of the net. "If were going to succeed, were going to have to do everything we can in the dirty areas." Gorges, who will face the Bruins in the postseason for the third time in his NHL career, was unable to take part in the Canadiens most recent playoff meeting with Boston in 2011 after undergoing season-ending knee surgery. "What the Bruins have done in the last few years in the playoffs has been as good as or better than any other team in the league," added Gorges. "We know we have a great challenge ahead of us. Its going be hard. Its going to be a long series. Weve got to be prepared for that." The last time the Bruins and Canadiens met in the playoffs was in 2011, when Boston ousted Montreal in seven games in its march to winning the Stanley Cup championship. No teams have come close to meeting in the playoffs as many times as the Bruins and Canadiens. The 170 games between the Bruins and Canadiens are the most for playoff opponents; the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs are next with 117. "Theyre a good team; they know how to win. Theyve shown that by winning the Cup a few years back and making the Stanley Cup Finals last year," winger Thomas Vanek said of the much-anticipated series. "I know TD Garden is a tough building to play in, but so is the Bell Centre. For us to have success or for anyone to have success, youre going to have to beat some really good teams in order to win that ultimate prize. The Bruins are one of those teams." The Bruins lost three of their four games against the Canadiens this season, including two games played in Boston. The Canadiens have won six of the past seven games and are 351-264-103-7 in the regular season against the Bruins. "The Bruins are the same team they were in the regular season. Thats what makes them so good," defenceman Mike Weaver said. "Theyre going to be an extremely tough team to play against and it will be a great challenge for us. Thats what playoffs are all about. You hear a lot of things about that rivalry, but playoffs take things to another level." Head coach Michel Therrien made a change to his line up at practice on Sunday, opting to put a healthy Travis Moen on the fourth line - a move to bring in more veteran presence against an experienced Bruins team. Here is Sundays Practice Lines: Forward:Pacioretty - Desharnais - VanekPrust - Plekanec - GallagherBourque - Eller - GiontaMoen* - Briere - WeiseBournival - White - Parros Defence:Markov - EmelinGorges - SubbanBouillon - WeaverMurray - Tinordi Goal:PriceBudaj *In first round, Michael Bournival played left wing on the fourth line. Moen skating in that spot represents the one lineup change in preparation for the Bruins. The NHL is expected to release the schedule for the second round on Monday. Magnus Paajarvi Jersey . 1-9 on TSN. With more than 65 hours of exclusive live coverage, TSN delivers all the action beginning with Draw 1 on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 2 p. Chris Pronger Jersey . -- When the Los Angeles Kings are on top of their formidable defensive game, they revel in the silence they can create in a frustrated road arena.Liverpool start the 2016/17 season with a tough away trip to last seasons runners-up, Arsenal. The Reds had requested an away fixture to kick off their campaign to give them more time to complete work on their new main stand but may not have had a trip to the Emirates in mind.Burnley are the first visitors to Anfield on August 20 but Liverpool then face two more difficult trips to London with away games against Tottenham and Chelsea either side of the visit of champions Leicester to Anfield. The Kop will have a special welcome for The Special One on October 15 when Jose Mourinho brings his Manchester United side to Merseyside - the reverse fixture is scheduled for January 14.And Jurgen Klopps side travel to Goodison for the first derby of the season on December 17, just ahead of a Christmas fixture list that sees a Boxing Day home game against Stoke followed by a New Years Eve showdown against Pep Guardiolas Manchester City - also at Anfield.Liverpool visit the Etihad on March 18 before Ronald Koeman brings his Everton side to Anfield on April 1 ahead of a run-in that culminates in a final home game against Middlesbrough on the last day of the season.Liverpool Premier League fixtures 2016/17:August13 Arsenal (a)20 Burnley (h)27 Tottenham Hotspur (a)September10 Leicester City (h)17 Chelsea (a)24 Hull City (h)October1 Swansea City (a)15 Manchester United (h)22 West Bromwich Albion (h)29 Crystal Palace (a)November05 Watford (h)19 Southamptoon (a)26 Sunderland (h)December3 Bournemouth (a)10 West Ham United (h)13 Middlesbrough (a)17 Everton (a)26 Stoke City (h)31 Manchester City (h)January2 Sunderland (a)14 Manchester United (a)21 Swansea City (h)February1 Chelsea (h)4 Hull City (a)11 Tottenham Hotspur (h)25 Leicester City (a)March 4 Arsenal (h)11 Burnley (a)18 Manchester City (a)April1 Everton (h)5 Bournemouth (h)8 Stoke City (a)15 West Bromwich Albion (a)22 Crystal Palace (h)29 Watford (a)May6 Southampton (h)13 West Ham United (a)21 Middlesbrough (h) Premier League fixtures 2016/17 Arsenal fixturesBournemouth fixturesBurnley fixturesChelsea fixturesCrystal Palace fixturesEverton fixturesHull fixturesLeicester fixturesLiverpool fixturesMan City fixturesMan Utd fixturesMiddlesbrough fixturesSouthampton fixturesStoke fixturesSunderland fixturesSwansea fixturesTottenham fixturesWatford fixturesWest Brom fixturesWest Ham fixtures Sky Sports will strengthen its position as the home of the Premier League by showing more live matches on TV than ever before - 126 - plus in-game goals and highlights to mobile users this season. Jaden Schwartz Jersey. #160; Also See: Liverpool fixtures All Premier League fixtures Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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MONCTON, N. Juan Camilo Zuniga Jersey .B. -- Alex Dubeau made 37 saves as the Moncton Wildcats rolled to a 6-1 win over the Rimouski Oceanic in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play Wednesday. Ivan Barbashev, Will Smith, JC Campagna, Christophe Lalonde, Reid Halabi and Lucas Batt each scored for the Wildcats (11-14-1), who led 4-0 after the first period. Dominic Beauchemin spoiled Dubeaus shutout bid when he scored for Rimouski (13-7-4) at 7:29 of the third period. Dubeau finished with 37 saves. Oceanic goalie Philippe Desrosiers allowed five goals on 22 shots, while teammate Zachary Fortin gave up a goal on the only shot he faced in 4:53 of playing time. --- ISLANDERS 4 VOLTIGEURS 1 CHARLOTTETOWN -- Antoine Bibeau allowed a goal just 61 seconds after the opening faceoff, and kept the Islanders goal puck free the rest of the way with 29 saves. Down 1-0, Charlottetown (12-8-3) scored four straight with goals from Alexis Pepin, Kameron Kielly, Daniel Sprong, Matthew Bursey and Daniel Sprong. Joey Ratelle opened the scoring for the Voltigeurs (13-9-1) with his ninth goal of the season. Joe Fleschler made 24 saves for Drummondville. --- REMPARTS 6 ARMADA 0 BOISBRIAND, Que. -- Francois Brassard made 27 saves and his Quebec offence did the rest. The Remparts went ahead early with a 3-0 lead while outshooting Blainville-Boisbriand 17-6 in the first period Nick Sorensen and Alexandre Caron-Roy each scored twice for the Remparts (11-8-5), with singles coming from Anthony Duclair and Ryan Culkin. The league-leading Armada (17-3-2) pulled starting goaltender Etienne Marcoux after he allowed three goals on 13 shots. Samuel Montembeault came on and gave up three goals on 17 shots. Pablo Armero Jersey . After all, the No. 8 seed is chasing far loftier goals. Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., defeated American Jack Sock 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in Wimbledons second round on Thursday. Jackson Martinez Jersey . Luke Wileman and I stood in the corridor outside of the Vancouver Whitecaps dressing room at BC Place in Vancouver.TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers say offensive co-ordinator Jeff Tedford is taking an indefinite leave from the team, which is off to an 0-3 start in his absence. The former University of California coach underwent an undisclosed "medical procedure" on Aug. 25. He has worked part-time since, leaving game-planning to the remainder of the offensive staff and play-calling to quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo. The Bucs did not reveall the exact nature of the surgery when it was performed. David Ospina Jersey. Coach Lovie Smith has said the offensive co-ordinator "is getting better" while also reiterating theres no definitive timetable for his return. Tedford, 52, coached at Cal from 2002-12. Hes in his first season with the Bucs. A brief team statement Tuesday said the coaching staff "will continue to work collectively to fulfil" Tedfords duties. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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LONDON -- The English Football Association has charged Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway with misconduct after confronting the match officials following the teams Premier League opener against Tottenham. Ronald Darby Jersey . Holloway was unhappy that a penalty was awarded against his newly-promoted side, allowing Roberto Soldado to give Tottenham a 1-0 win from the spot. Just before then, Holloway was angry that referee Mark Clattenburg and his officials didnt spot a foul by Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli on Palace midfielder Stephen Dobbie. Holloway remonstrated with Clattenburg in the referees office after the match, and the FA says his behaviour amounted to "improper conduct." The FA also alleges that Holloway questioned the integrity of the referee and match officials with his post-match comments to the media. Holloway has until Friday to respond to the charge. Darren Sproles Jersey . He had spent 16 days on the disabled list before being activated Thursday. He was batting just .203 when he came to bat in the 11th inning on Sunday. Patrick Robinson Jersey .com) - The Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors are back in the great white north for a brief moment and will host the Dallas Mavericks Friday night from Air Canada Centre.LONDON -- In the wake of Novak Djokovics attack against tennis anti-doping program, Roger Federer defended the system and asked for more doping tests on Thursday. Djokovic lashed out at the World Anti-Doping Agency and at tennis authorities this week, saying the decision in Victor Troickis case proved the fight against doping was badly organized. Troicki had an 18-month ban reduced on appeal to 12 months for skipping a blood test in April, though he provided a urine sample which proved negative. The Court of Arbitration for Sport empathized with Troicki but had to uphold a ban. Asked about the case, Federer said at the ATP Finals he has faith in the system but the testing program should be reinforced because he feels "like were not getting maybe tested enough." In 2012, the ITF conducted 1,727 in competition urine samples but only 124 blood tests during tournaments. There were a total of 2,185 samples taken either in or out of competition, from urine and blood. "I didnt get tested in Basel, I dont think. I didnt get tested in Paris, I dont think. I got tested here after the first match. I just feel like there needs to be more testing done,&quuot; Federer said, recalling his recent tournaments. Wilbert Montgomery Jersey. "I know the budgets can be small sometimes, all these things. I had out-of-competition testing before Basel. I just feel like I used to get tested more, I felt. I think I was tested 25 times in 2003, 2004. Ever since, I think its been clearly going down this season." Last year, International Tennis Federation anti-doping manager Stuart Miller said in an interview with The Associated Press that the ITF tested Federer an average of eight times per year during 2004-06, 11 times per year during 2007-09 and nine times per year in 2010-12. Troicki blamed a tournament anti-doping officer, who he claimed advised him to write to the ITF explaining that he was ill and could not give a blood sample. "I do believe that when you are requested for a sample, you have to give the sample," Federer said. "It doesnt matter how bad you feel. Im sorry. I think its just very important to give the sample when youre requested to give it because there you are in front of them and there is no way to escape anymore. Thats where we just need to be extremely firm, I believe." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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