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MILAN, Italy -- AC Milan dismissed manager Clarence Seedorf on Monday and replaced him with another

MILAN, Italy -- AC Milan dismissed manager Clarence Seedorf on Monday and replaced him with another club great, Filippo Inzaghi. In a brief statement, Milan said it has handed youth-team coach Inzaghi a two-year contract until June 30, 2016. "I am very happy, today for me is an unforgettable day," Inzaghi said. "I thank President (Silvio) Berlusconi and the whole club for their trust and the prestigious opportunity that has been given to me. "I will give my all for these colours, with dedication, passion and determination, as I have always done whether as a player or as coach of the youth teams." Seedorf, who was only four months into a 2 1/2 year contract, replaced the fired Massimiliano Allegri in January. The former Dutch star led Milan to an eighth-place finish in Serie A, with 11 wins in his 19 league matches in charge. Despite an impressive first leg performance against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16, Milan went out to the eventual runners-up 5-1 on aggregate. The 40-year-old Inzaghi has long been touted as a future coach of Milan. Like his former teammate Seedorf, Inzaghi has no previous first-team managerial experience. But the Italian has been coaching in the youth sectors at Milan since retiring in 2012 and has achieved impressive results. Inzaghi had a glittering 11-year playing career at Milan, winning two Serie A titles -- to add to the one he won at Juventus -- and two Champions League trophies. "I am honoured and proud to be the coach of a team that has been my life for so many years, a team and a club with which I have shared unforgettable joy and emotions," Inzaghi added. The former striker also won the World Cup with Italy in 2006. <a href="http://www.jerseyofficialhockeyflames.com/mark-giordano-hockey-jersey/">Mark Giordano Flames Jersey</a>. Vonn had another scary moment at Saturdays World Cup downhill in Val dIsere, ending up clutching her knee in pain after losing her balance and missing a gate. 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It was perhaps the most encouraging highlight for Detroit in a 6-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night that kept the Tigers six games ahead of second-place Cleveland in the AL Central. Detroits magic number to eliminate the Indians is six. Ahead 3-2, the Tigers escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth while playing without closer Joaquin Benoit and left-handed reliever Drew Smyly. They were both given the night off. "We need everybody here on our ballclub," Cabrera said. "I think everybody here stepped up tonight and did their jobs. Its what we need to still win our games, what we need if we go to the playoffs." Anibal Sanchez struck out 10 in 6 1-3 innings, but the Mariners tied it at 2 against him in the seventh, forcing Detroits relievers into action. Al Alburquerque (3-3) got out of the seventh, and Phil Coke and Jose Alvarez made it through a dodgy eighth. Alvarez got two outs in the ninth, and Jose Veras finished. Yoervis Medina (4-6) took the loss. The Mariners have dropped eight of nine. Cabrera has been bothered by a number of injuries that have affected his legs and midsection, so his opposite-field solo shot was a welcome sight for the Comerica Park crowd. It gave Detroit a 2-1 lead, but pinch-hitter Kendrys Morales tied it with an RBI double in the seventh. Alex Avila led off the bottom of the seventh with his first triple of the year, and after Jose Iglesias was hit by a pitch, Avila was caught in a rundown between third and home on Jacksons grounder. Avila stayed in the rundown long enough to enable Iglesias to go all the way from first to third, and Torii Hunters sacrifice fly put the Tigers ahead 3-2. They werent safe yet, though. With Benoit and Smyyly unavailable, Coke walked two hitters, sandwiched around an error by Iglesias at shortstop.dddddddddddd Alvarez came on with the bases loaded and got Mike Zunino to hit into a double play that kept the Tigers ahead. "Obviously, I was trying for a groundball," Alvarez said. "That was a good AB for the hitter -- a couple good pitches foul. ... If we dont make the play in that situation, it costs us the game maybe, but we make it and we take the win." Zunino drew two walks but couldnt come through in what was probably the biggest at-bat of the game. "I was just trying to battle and get the ball to the outfield," he said. "Im sure I saw every pitch he had, and I was keeping myself alive, but I just didnt do what I needed to do. A groundball was the worst thing in the world right there, and they turned two on me." Omar Infante added an RBI single in the bottom of the inning, and Austin Jacksons two-run single made it 6-2. Sanchez allowed six hits and two walks in 6 1-3 innings. His American League-leading ERA is now at 2.51. He threw 125 pitches. "Im not tired, more frustrated that I got the lead twice today and I dont keep the score," Sanchez said. "But at the end we win. Thats the most important thing." Don Kellys fourth-inning homer put Detroit ahead 1-0, but Raul Ibanez tied it in the sixth with his 28th homer of the year. Seattle starter Brandon Maurer pitched five-plus innings, allowing two runs and five hits. He walked two and struck out six. "I thought Maurer was much better today than hes been," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said. "Hes struggled lately, and he was pitching at this time of year against that team, but he didnt let any of that get to him. He kept his emotions in check and did a very nice job." NOTES: Detroit manager Jim Leyland said DH Victor Martinez will catch Thursdays game. ... 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Tempe, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired left-handed pitcher Jose

Tempe, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired left-handed pitcher Jose Alvarez from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for infielder Andrew Romine on Friday. Alvarez appeared in 14 games for the Tigers last season, posting a 1-5 record with a 5.82 earned run average. Over 21 games in Triple-A Toledo last season, Alvarez went 8-6 with a 2.80 ERA while being named the Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Romine, meanwhile, adds depth at shortstop for Detroit, which learned starter Jose Iglesias will be out 4-6 month with stress fractures in both of his shins. Romine appeared in 47 games for the Halos last season and batted .259 with nine runs scored and 10 RBI. <a href="http://www.laramsauthoritystore.com/Authentic-Gerald-Everett-Rams-Jersey/">Gerald Everett Youth Jersey</a>. Mickelson shot a 2-under 70 after opening with a 77 -- his worst score of the season -- on TPC San Antonios AT&T Oaks Course. 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Backed by early run support, Astros right-hander Brad Peacock (1-4) earned his first win of the season, allowing two runs and five hits and four walks, while striking out five in 6 2-3 innings. The Astros scored two runs or fewer in six of Peacocks previous nine outings entering Sunday. Since Peacock became a starter on April 20, the offence provided 13 runs of support in his previous five starts. "Our hitters came out swinging," Peacock said. "Its a big confidence builder for them and a big confidence builder for us." The Astros have won four of their past five games, while the White Sox have lost six of eight. After taking two of three from the Rangers and White Sox, Houston has won back-to-back series for the first time since last August. The Astros improved to 12-3 when hitting two or more home runs. They are 1-17 when they fail to hit a homer. After a Chris Carter homer in the second inning gave the Astros an early lead, Jonathan Villar sparked a rally with a two-RBI single that scored Jesus Guzman and L.J. Hoes. Guzman advanced to second on a throwing error by left fielder Alejandro De Aza theen stole third and scored when catcher Adrian Nietos attempt to throw him out skipped into the outfield.dddddddddddd The Astros had 10 hits in the game and have had at least nine hits in eight straight games, the clubs longest such streak since 2008. "They were swinging it good," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "Any time you get the ball up, especially in this ballpark, youre going to create a lot of problems." Villar later left the game in the seventh inning with a right hand injury, but Porter said the injury was not serious. The White Sox were playing without first baseman Jose Abreu, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with ankle tendinitis. "Everything gets frustrating, especially when you have games like this," Ventura said of Chicagos two errors. "It just needs to be cleaned up." Danks allowed eight runs -- seven earned -- and 10 hits and three walks while striking out seven in 4 2-3 innings. He allowed at least one homer for his fourth consecutive start and fell to 1-3 in that stretch after allowing just one homer through five starts in April, when he was 2-1. "I did a terrible job of keeping the ball in the ballpark," Danks said. Notes: Despite having the worst record in the AL at 16-28, the Astros are 15-11 when hitting home runs. The Astros rank third in the majors and second in the AL with 15 multi-homer games. ... Dexter Fowler has walked in eight straight games, Houstons longest streak since 2006. ... Astros prospect C Brian Holberton hit for the cycle at Class A Quad Cities, going 5 for 5 with two singles, a double, triple, two-run homer and five RBIs in a 10-3 win. ... 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DETROIT -- If the Texas Rangers are going to overcome the major injuries that have threatened their

DETROIT -- If the Texas Rangers are going to overcome the major injuries that have threatened their season, they likely will need significant contributions from rookies like Nick Martinez and Rougned Odor. Martinez pitched six sharp innings for his first major league win, and Odor drove in five runs with a pair of triples to lead the Rangers to a 12-2 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Adrian Beltre and Donnie Murphy homered for Texas, which put slugger Prince Fielder on the disabled list this week with a neck problem that is expected to end his season. "Im convinced that I can go out and do it," Martinez said. "I think thats what separates major leaguers and minor leaguers, is that complete trust that they have in themselves." Martinez (1-1) allowed a run and eight hits. The Rangers scored four runs in the fourth, plus three each in the sixth and seventh. Rick Porcello (7-2) had won his last six starts before being knocked around by Texas. He allowed eight runs and 12 hits in 5 1-3 innings. Detroit has lost five of six. Leonys Martin, Murphy and Odor -- the last three hitters in the Texas batting order -- combined for eight hits, eight RBIs and seven runs. Odor had four hits after going 6 for 31 in his first 11 games. "It was nice to see the bottom of the order come through like that," Murphy said. "Its fun, because normally you dont see that. Odour, the day he had, that was unbelievable, and Martin, it was fun watching him too. Im glad that we were productive for the team today." Martinez was making his fourth start for the Rangers, and the 23-year-old right-hander lowered his ERA to 2.14. With Texas ahead 5-1 in the fifth, the Tigers put two men on, but Martinez got Torii Hunter to hit into an inning-ending force play with Miguel Cabrera looming on deck. Martinez ended his day by getting Nick Castellanos to line into a double play with the bases loaded in the sixth. The AL Central-leading Tigers have hit a rough patch. Theyve allowed 45 runs in the last six games, with their normally sturdy starting rotation suddenly looking vulnerable. For the second time in three days, Detroit used knuckleballing infielder Danny Worth to pitch the final inning of a blowout loss. Worth struck out two against Texas on Thursday, but on Saturday he allowed an RBI double to Michael Choice. "I dont want to turn it into a sideshow with a position player pitching, but weve got to do something to rest some of the arms in the bullpen," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. Detroit actually scored first on an RBI double by Rajai Davis in the second, but Porcello allowed four runs with two out in the fourth. Chris Gimenez hit an RBI double and scored on a single by Martin. The 20-year-old Odor added a two-run triple. Beltre hit a solo homer in the fifth, and Murphys two-run shot the following inning made it 7-1. Mitch Moreland added an RBI double in the sixth, and Odor hit his second triple in the seventh -- this one with the bases loaded. Texas came into the day having used 39 players this season, tied for the most in baseball. Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was pulled in the sixth Saturday with a sore left ankle, although the Rangers said the move was precautionary. By then, Texas had broken the game open. The Rangers finished with 19 hits. NOTES: Detroits Ian Kinsler and Victor Martinez and Texas Alex Rios had three hits each. ... Detroit RHP Corey Knebel made his major league debut in relief of Porcello. He allowed the three-run triple by Odor. ... Kinsler extended his hitting streak to 10 games. ... There were replay overturns at first, second and third, two on challenges by the Tigers. In all three cases, the call was changed from safe to out. ... 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Theyre 2-4 against the Cardinals, their NL Central rival, and wrapped up a 2-4 trip. Shelby Miller (0-2) allowed his fourth homer in two starts and faced trouble most of his six innings, but held the Reds hitless in nine at-bats with runners in scoring position. Mesoraco hit his first homer in the fourth after doubling twice Tuesday in his first start after coming off the 15-day disabled list. Hamilton entered batting .091 with two hits and seven strikeouts in 22 at-bats and left town batting .192. He reached safely his first three trips beginning with a triple to open the game when left fielder Matt Holliday missed on a diving catch in the gap. After singling to start the fifth he put on a show with his legs, stealing second without a throw, going to third on a flyout to shallow right and scoring easily to beat Jon Jays relay on Bruces pop fly to even shallower right and put the Reds up 3-0. 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Michael ONeill hailed the performance of Chris Brunt after he returned to Northern Irelands side in

Michael ONeill hailed the performance of Chris Brunt after he returned to Northern Irelands side in their 4-0 win over Azerbaijan. Brunt, who missed Euro 2016 with injury, made his first international appearance in 13 months as Northern Ireland eased to a victory that moves them up to second in World Cup Qualifying Group C.Kyle Lafferty fired in the opening goal from a long throw before Gareth McAuley and Conor McLaughlin scored from set pieces. The scoring was rounded off when Brunts shot was flicked in by Steven Davis.Asked about Brunts display, ONeill told Sky Sports: He was brilliant. We dont have a like-for-like replacement so when we lost him in the summer [at Euro 2016] we had to change our system. We saw his class tonight. Watch highlights of Northern Irelands win Northern Ireland are now above Azerbaijan on goal difference and ONeill was pleased their gameplan paid off.We played Josh [Magennis] purposefully on the right because we knew their full-back was small, so we exploited that, he said.We got a lot of balls in the box and knew they would struggle to defend that. It was a comfortable victory in the end.Next up for Northern Ireland is another home match next in March when they face Norway.We have drilled it into them, they know how we want to play, said ONeill. They make good decisions at the right times, three of our back four scored, so we are delighted with the result. 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"I was hoping I didnt get thrown out," Haren (10-9) quipped about his hit to right-centre field. "It takes me about eight seconds to get to first." After allowing a fourth-inning homer to B.J. Upton that put the Braves up 2-1, Haren reached base with one out in the fifth. Carl Crawford followed with a double, sending Haren to third, and the pitcher scored the tying run on Yasiel Puigs grounder to third. "Puig hit the ball and I wasnt sure if it was going to the pitcher," Haren said. "I just went!" Matt Kemp hit a little blooper to right that just got over the glove of second baseman Tommy La Stella, bringing home Crawford. That was enough for the Dodgers. Mike Minor (4-8) matched his longest outing of the past month after being skipped his previous turn in the rotation. The Atlanta lefty went 6 2-3 innings, allowing eight hits and three runs. Kenley Jansen earned his 33rd save. The Braves lost for the 11th time in their last 13 games, including two straight to the Dodgers. With Los Angeles up 1-0, Upton drove his ninth homer of the season deep into left-field seats. It was his sixth career homer off the Dodgers right-hander; Upton has no more than three homers against anyone else. Minor came into the game with a 5.42 ERA, having surrendered nine hits, two homers and five runs in his most recent start Aug. 1, a 10-1 loss at San Diego. "I changed some things mechanically, with some of my grips. I thought my stuff was moving better," Minor said. "It was encouraging.dddddddddddd" The Dodgers padded their lead in the ninth without a hit. Braves shortstop Emilio Bonifacio botched an easy grounder, and Darwin Barney hustled all the way to second on the error. Barney moved to third on a groundout, and scored on David Hales wild pitch. TRAINERS ROOM Dodgers: 2B Dee Gordon didnt start because manager Don Mattingly wants to make sure the slender infielder doesnt get too worn down in the heat of summer. 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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Wendell Scott has been elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame as voters honoured the s

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Wendell Scott has been elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame as voters honoured the sports first black driver to win a race in whats now the Sprint Cup series. Also honoured Wednesday were one of NASCARs most popular champions, Bill Elliott, along with two-time series champ Joe Weatherly, 1960 champion Rex White and 26-time race winner Fred Lorenzen. Scott competed in NASCARs top series from 1961-73. He won his only race at Speedway Park in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1963, winning the 100-mile feature after starting 15th. Scott started 495 Sprint Cup events and had a 147 top 10 finishes. Elliott was the 1988 Sprint Cup champion and his 44 race victories rank 16th in NASCAR history. Series matriarch Anne Bledsoe France was honoured with the inaugural Landmark Award. <a href="http://www.jerseynhlblueshockey.com/chris-pronger-hockey-jersey/">Chris Pronger Blues Jersey</a>. 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He topped that as overtime was about to end, fighting off a defender and gathering a bouncing puck to beat former teammate Ilya Bryzgalov. Tim Kennedy also scored, and Greiss stopped 15 shots after replacing Mike Smith in the second period for Phoenix, which has earned a point in six straight games -- all in overtime. "We always talk about scratching and clawing," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. "Youve got to do everything you can to get points in the regular season to get yourself into the playoffs. Some are a little bigger character builders than others." The Oilers came out flat in the first period, spending most of it nearly stationary as the Coyotes buzzed around. Edmonton came out of the period tied at 1, thanks to some big saves by Bryzgalov, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 11th goal. The Oilers found their rhythm a little after that, getting goals from David Perron and Nick Schultz to go up 3-1. But it all fell apart in the closing seconds of regulation and overtime, sending Edmonton to its eighth loss in 10 games. TTaylor Hall had the primary assist on all three of Edmontons goals.dddddddddddd. "The first period was the first taste, and we didnt like that that much. That last goal was a tough one to swallow," Oilers coach Dallas Eakins said. Charged up by the largest home crowd of the season, the Coyotes surged out of the locker room against the Oilers, peppering Bryzgalov with 10 shots in the games opening four minutes. They broke through a few minutes later when Yandle lost the puck, got it back and curled to the right circle, where he beat Bryzgalov stick side with a wrister. Phoenix kept up the pressure, outshooting Edmonton 21-6 in the first period. But for all their work, the Coyotes could manage only a tie heading into the second; Nugent-Hopkins scored with just over a minute left by swiping a backhand through Smiths pads. Edmonton took it from there, scoring 25 seconds into the frame. Perron got the goal, catching Phoenixs defencemen pinching and scoring his 17th of the season on a breakaway. Schultz made it 3-1 six minutes later, taking a whirling pass from Hall and beating Smith, who was replaced by Greiss after allowing three goals on 10 shots. "In the second and third, I thought we played well," Eakins said. "I thought we were matching them, and (Nugent-Hopkins line) was really getting after them." The Coyotes rallied behind a fortunate bounce. A shot by Kennedy hit the side of the net, bounced forward and caromed off Bryzgalovs skate into the net. Phoenix earned at least a point after pulling Greiss to set up Boedkers tying goal, then won it on Yandles fifth goal of the season. Already an All-Star and considered one of the NHLs top offensive defencemen, Yandle might have given himself a little better shot at playing for his country in the Olympics. "It would mean everything," he said. 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VANCOUVER -- The Vancouver Canucks season-long six-game homestand started with a gut-punching overti

VANCOUVER -- The Vancouver Canucks season-long six-game homestand started with a gut-punching overtime loss. It ended the exact same way. Mike Richards scored late in regulation before Anze Kopitar buried the winner 48 seconds into the extra period Monday as the Los Angeles Kings came back to stun the Vancouver Canucks 3-2. The Canucks gave up a late goal in regulation in losing to 2-1 to the San Jose Sharks to kick off their homestand on Nov. 17, and a similar script played out against Los Angeles (16-6-3), with Richards scoring with 2:56 left to force OT. "A couple mistakes are costing us," said Canucks captain Henrik Sedin, who gave his team a 2-1 lead in the third period before the wheels fell off. "Were playing so well defensively throughout the game and it seems like every time something late in games is costing us goals. Its extremely tough to take." The Canucks have lost seven of their last eight, scoring just nine goals total in those defeats. They finished their homestand with an ugly 1-2-3 record, with the only victory coming in a 6-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. "Were really sticking together as a group and thats all you can ask for," said Sedin. "We should have had two points, but again were standing here talking about a loss." Vancouver (12-9-5) is now 0-9-4 when scoring two goals or less and fell to 1-4-3 versus Pacific Division rivals this season. After Richards took a feed from Jeff Carter to tie the score with his sixth of the season, Kopitar beat Luongo upstairs for his seventh of the campaign as the Kings picked up at least a point for a 10th straight game (7-0-3). "Weve just gotta scrape and claw for points, and thats what we did tonight," said Richards. "It wasnt the prettiest on our part. We took too many penalties, and we turned some pucks over, but two points is what we wanted." Kyle Clifford also scored for Los Angeles, which got 37 saves from Ben Scrivens. "Its a big goal to force it to overtime, and any time you can take it to overtime you give yourself a chance," said Scrivens. "Well take the two points." Chris Tanev had the other goal for Vancouver, which dominated the Northwest Division for years but is finding re-aligment to be a much tougher test. "Its a 60-minute game," said Luongo, who finished with 19 saves. "We did some good things, especially in the second half of that game, but obviously we fell short again." Despite the loss, Canucks head coach John Tortorella continued to stress the positives as his team continues to struggle to get results under his new puck-pressure system. "Im very excited about some of the things that happened tonight. You may call me crazy, but I am," said Tortorella. "Weve just got to keep banging away and work on some details of the game, understand situational play and keep working at this." Vancouvers 28th-ranked power play was a miserable 0 for 7 on the night before Sedin beat Scrivens with a quick shot on the Canucks eighth man advantage to snap a 1-1 tie at 6:59. Down 1-0 after the first period, Vancouver found some life after Sedin took a big hit from Jordan Nolan midway through the second. Sedin stayed down for a moment but didnt miss a shift. The play woke the Canucks up and they started to take the body more, with Ryan Stanton eventually dropping the gloves with Nolan. "I thought we took the game over after the hit with Henrik," said Tortorella. "I thought we were acting properly as a team and took the game over, scored on a power play, did all the right things. "We didnt finish the game. Need to finish the game." After Vancouver killed off a penalty from the scrum that accompanied that fight, Tanev fired a harmless looking shot from the point that Scrivens could only get a piece of to tie the score with his first of the season at 17:04. The Canucks had plenty of opportunities with the man advantage earlier in the period -- including a 5-on-3 and two short 4-on-3s -- but the disjointed unit continued to struggle. Another Kings penalty late in the period gave the Canucks another chance. But Scrivens, who has been stellar in place of injured Kings starter Jonathan Quick, was there to shut the door when called upon as Vancouver outshot L.A. 13-2. After the Canucks gave up a number of odd-man rushes in Saturdays 2-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, including Marcus Krugers winner in the third period, the Kings opened the scoring Monday on their third 2-on-1 of the night at 13:50 of the first period. With both fourth lines on the ice, feathered a pass to Clifford, who made a nice backhand move to beat a sprawling Luongo for his second goal of the season. The Canucks now hit the road for four games, starting with a game against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. "Part of my job is to make sure that the psyche of the hockey club, in these types situations, stays solid," said Tortorella. "I trust the group. I do. I think the players understand how we want to play, our concept. "Weve gone through a lot crap here, as far as things going wrong at certain times but I think theyve handled themselves well and were just going to stay with them and keep on working at it." Notes: Vancouvers Daniel Sedin lost a tooth to a high stick early in the second period. ... Tanev now has three goals in 118 career games. ... Quick injured his groin on Nov. 12 and is expected to be out until late December. ... Carter returned to the lineup after missing 10 games with a foot injury. ... Canucks forward David Booth returned to the lineup after sitting out the last three games as a healthy scratch. ... Monday was the second of five meetings between the two teams this season. The Kings down the Canucks 5-1 at Staples Center on Nov. 9. ... 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CHICAGO - Jake Allen made 21 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Chicago Wolves blanked

CHICAGO - Jake Allen made 21 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Chicago Wolves blanked the visiting Abbotsford Heat 2-0 on Sunday in American Hockey League action. Evan Oberg opened the scoring for the Wolves (31-17-6) 9:27 into the first period and Ty Rattie added an insurance goal at 12:17 of the third while Abbotsfords Shane OBrien was serving a double minor for high sticking. Josh Jooris and Blair Jones led all Heat (33-17-5) skaters with four shots apiece on Allen while aaron Dell stopped 19-of-21 shots in defeat. Chicago went 2 for 7 on the power play while Abbotsford failed to score on five chances with the man advantage. <a href="http://www.hockeyoilersshop.com/paul-coffey-jersey/">Paul Coffey Oilers Jersey Authentic</a>. -- A year ago, Flavia Pennetta was close to retiring from tennis. <a href="http://www.hockeyoilersshop.com/grant-fuhr-jersey/">Grant Fuhr Oilers Jersey Authentic</a>. Goins is the early favourite to win the starting job at second base. 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Carolinas third-year quarterback capped a memorable weekend by throwing for 263 yards and two touchdowns and "Superman" leaped over the pile for another score as the Panthers (9-3) defeated Tampa Bay 27-6 Sunday for a franchise-record eighth straight regular season victory. "It wasnt prototypical, or the way we wanted to win, but we found a way to win and thats the most encouraging part about it," said Newton, who rebounded from two interceptions. The victory set up a huge game next Sunday night in New Orleans against the Saints with first place in the NFC South on the line. "Were ready," said fullback Mike Tolbert, who had 48 yards rushing and 41 yards receiving in the win. "Around here we pride ourselves on being able to follow up one game with another." The Panthers outgained the Buccaneers (3-9) 426-206. Newton ran for 68 yards, 53 on a first quarter run to set up Carolinas first touchdown. Newton, who led Auburn to a national championship and won a Heisman Trophy with the Tigers, is enjoying the best stretch of this professional career with 13 touchdown passes and five TDs rushing during the win streak. Carolinas defence came in allowing an NFL-low 13.7 points per game and forced two turnovers and sacked rookie Mike Glennon five times to snap Tampa Bays three-game winning streak. Glennon had thrown a touchdown pass in an NFL record eight straight games to start his career, but the Panthers kept the Bucs out of the end zone. The Panthers have not lost since a 22-6 defeat on the road to Arizona on Oct. 6 and confidence is at an all-time high in the locker room. "There is no roof, no sky," defensive end Greg Hardy said. "Were going up. Every person on this team, every coach on this team has the same mentality right now. I feel like its contagious. Fans are getting it. They feel like they cant be beat." 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WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards are a .500 basketball team for the first time in years, and Joh

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards are a .500 basketball team for the first time in years, and John Wall wants to build on the early success. Wall had 16 points and 13 assists to lead Washington to a 98-80 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Trevor Ariza scored 24 points, Nene had 14 and Marcin Gortat finished with 13 as Washington (9-9) got to .500 for the first time since it split its first four games of the 2009-10 season, when Wall was just a touted freshman at Kentucky. "We are playing basketball the right way, trusting our teammates and trusting our defensive concepts," Wall said. With top scorer Bradley Beal out of the lineup for the fifth straight game, Ariza supplied the offence. He was 8 for 9 from the field and made each of his four 3-point attempts, three off passes from Wall. The Wizards have won seven of nine and are 4-1 since Beal went out with a leg injury. Reaching .500 is no small feat for a Washington team that opened 0-8 in 2011-12 and 0-12 last year. "These guys lost a lot of games last year," Gortat said. "Everybodys excited were finally winning." Arron Afflalo scored 21 points for Orlando, and Victor Oladipo added 13 points and six rebounds in a special game for the rookie. Oladipo is from nearby Upper Marlboro, Md. He had a tough assignment against Washington, trying to keep up with Wall. "Hes a good player. Gets everybody else involved," Oladipo said. "Hes improved on his jump shot. Hes a one-man fast break." Maurice Harkless had 16 points, but the Magic still lost for the ninth time in 12 games. Washington outscored Orlando 30-19 in the second quarter to take a 52-41 lead at the break. The Magic scored six straight points to pull to 62-55 in the second half, but the Wizards responded with a 9-0 run. Gortat keyed the surge with a pair of jumpers and Wall had a big jumper and a 3-pointer. Washington stretched its lead to as many as 21 points in the fourth quarter. 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Over a span of 2:13 in the third period, the Penguins scored three goals on three shots, with Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Jussi Jokinen getting credit for the goals. With Brooks Orpik scoring the first goal for Pittsburgh, they managed to earn a 4-3 win despite no goals from any of their top four goal scorers (Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, James Neal, Chris Kunitz) during the regular season. to be fair, the Penguins big guns dominated possession, with Crosby, Kunitz, Malkin, Neal and Jokinen all finishing with a Corsi% of at least 69.7%. Pittsburghs supporting cast has been playing big roles in this series. Winger Beau Bennett added a couple of assists and now has four points (1 G, 3 A) in three games and was one of three Penguins forwards to play less than 10 minutes. D Paul Martin recorded two assists for the third straight game, while playing a game-high 28:34. Blue Jackets C Brandon Dubinsky had a strong game for Columbus, picking up a couple of assists and nearly tied the game in the final seconds with a slick toe drag move around Martin followed by a strong drive to the net. The third period was exactly what the Blue Jackets should fear from the Penguins. When Pittsburgh turns up the heat, they can play at a higher level than the Blue Jackets and that puts a lot of pressure on G Sergei Bobrovsky if Columbus isnt at least competitive in terms of possession. GREAT GRANLUND The Minnesota Wild dominated Game Three territorially, but still needed overtime to emerge victorious against the Colorado Avalanche, taking a 1-0 win in Game Three and cutting Colorados series lead to two games to one. The winning goal, and the games only goal, was a brilliant effort from Wild C Mikael Granlund, who eluded Avalanche D Jan Hejda on the right wing boards, drove to the net, past C Mark-Andre Cliche, and tucked the puck around Avalanche G Semyon Varlamov. Granlund has been a strong performer, with a 54.3% Corsi% in the series, but his goal was his first point in the three games. Avalanche G Semyon Varlamov was spectacular, stopping 45 of 46 shots and nearly stealing the game for Colorado. Coming into the series, Varlamov was the one advantage that the Avalanche could lean on, but its asking a lot for a goaltender to make the difference for a team that gets outshot 46-22. Darcy Kuemper, taking over for Ilya Bryzgalov in the Minnesota net, stopped all 22 shots for the win; pretty surethat ought to earn him another start. Wild LW Matt Cooke is due for another suspension after delivering a blatant knee-on-knee hit to Avalanche D Tyson Barrie and the Avalanche already know that they are going to be missing Barrie for the next 4-6 weeks.dddddddddddd With Barrie out, Nick Holden played a career-high 28:04 for the Avalanche, and he may be asked to handle more minutes in Barries absence. Stefan Elliott may be next in line to join the Avalanche defence for Game Four, as Cory Sarich is still dealing with back spasms and Ryan Wilson has played sporadically, especially in the second half of the season. With Cooke expected to be out, Kyle Brodziak or Stephane Veilleux could return to the lineup. Given how thoroughly the Wild dominated play in Game Three, and the significance of the Tyson Barrie injury, this series is far from over. BLACKHAWKS ON THE BOARD Blackhawks G Corey Crawford stopped all 34 shots he faced, outdueling Blues G Ryan Miller in a 2-0 Chicago win that cut St. Louis series lead to two games to one. Chicago scored an empty-netter with 20 seconds remaining in the third period, so the only shot that beat Miller was a wrist shot by Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews 4:10 into the game. With Blackhawks D Brent Seabrook suspended, Sheldon Brookbank stepped into the Chicago lineup, playing 14:32 and paired frequently with Duncan Keith, but his 38.5% Corsi% was the lowest among Chicago defencemen. For the Blues, C Patrik Berglund returned to the lineup, but the top line adjusted to David Backes absence by moving Alexander Steen to centre and then bumping Steve Ott to left wing. Ott played 20:05 and was one of six Blues to have at least two-thirds of possession at 5-on-5. Blues RW Vladimir Tarasenko was outstanding, a plus-16 Corsi (20 for, 4 against) for the game, while the Blues were a net plus-1 (32 for, 31 against) Corsi when Tarasenko was off the ice. Chicago needed to win Game Three to have a chance in the series, and while they might not count on Crawford to win the goaltending battle too often, he did it Monday night. STARS BLANK DUCKS Returning home down two games to none, the Dallas Stars faced a must-win situation in Game Three, and G Kari Lehtonen backstopped them to a 3-0 victory, stopping 37 shots. If there was one clear area in which the Stars might hold an advantage in this series, it is that Lehtonen has more of a track record than Ducks rookie Frederik Andersen. Jamie Benn, Valeri Nichushkin and Ryan Garbutt scored for the Stars, with Garbutt leading the Stars with six shots on goal. The Ducks got the better part of the possession game, ultimately, led by C Mathieu Perreault, who was plus-15 (19 for, 4 against) for a Ducks team that ended up as plus-9 in terms of Corsi. Ducks winger Devante Smith-Pelly, skating with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry on the top line, had 10 hits and a 62.5% Corsi%. The big issue for the Ducks coming out of this game was the loss of D Stephane Robidas, who had played more than 20 minutes a game for the Ducks since he was acquired from Dallas, but suffered a leg fracture that will end his season. Robidas had fractured the leg on November 29 and returned to action March 18. His absence creates an opening for either Luca Sbisa or Mark Fistric. This is another series in which the underdog has a chance, but needed the Game Three win to even harbour hopes. Now, the Stars have hope and Anaheim losing a top-four defenceman doesnt diminish the odds of the Stars making a comeback. Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. 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PHILADELPHIA - Cole Hamels has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Philadelphia Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Cole Hamels has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Philadelphia Phillies with left biceps tendinitis. The move Friday was made retroactive to March 21. Hamels, a three-time All-Star and the 2008 World Series MVP, went 8-14 with a 3.60 ERA last season. He had been sidelined all spring until tossing two innings in a minor league game Thursday. Hamels announced the day before camp opened that he was experiencing discomfort in his pitching shoulder. Also placed on the 15-day DL by Philadelphia were right-handed reliever Mike Adams (right shoulder), infielder Freddy Galvis (knee infection), right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (right shoulder), right-hander Ethan Martin (right shoulder) and outfielder Darin Ruf (left oblique). <a href="http://www.hockeyoilersshop.com/customized/">Customized Edmonton Oilers Jerseys</a>. Ferrer, the two-time defending champion in Buenos Aires, is aiming to win his 21st ATP tournament. 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Parenteau and Cody McLeod added goals in the second and third for Colorado, which snapped a three-game skid. "You always say a win is a win, and it is. But at the same time our strength is our team morale and confidence," Landeskog said. "It feels good. It doesnt mean anything unless we go into Phoenix and play well." Brandon Saad scored for the Blackhawks, who failed to get at least two goals for the first time this season. Colorado ended Chicagos NHL-record streak of 24 consecutive games with at least a point to start a season in a 6-2 win last March. "Maybe we tend to respect them a little more than other teams, which we shouldnt," Stastny said. "We should respect everyone the same way. When youre young, that happens. Theyre the defending champs and you always want to play your best against the best." Antti Raanta made 14 saves in his NHL debut for the Blackhawks. He played the final 46:23 in relief of Corey Crawford, who allowed three goals on seven shots. "The target all the time was that someday I could play in the NHL, and in Rockford I had good games there, and I know I can do it," he said. "Only now its the small things, so we have to keep doing work and prepare to be even better all the time." The Blackhawks had their opportunities in outshooting Colorado 37-23. They had several quality chances to get back in the game in the second period but couldnt put one past Varlamov. Colorado stumbled after winning 14 of its first 16 games but capitalized on its chances in the first period this time. Stastny scored when Brent Seabrooks pass off the boards ricocheted to himm in the slot, and he beat Crawford with a slap shot.dddddddddddd Landeskog gave Colorado a two-goal lead when he redirected Andre Benoits shot from the point past Crawford with 7:39 left in the period. Just 56 seconds later, Mitchell made it 3-0. "We had a really good start. We were really sharp around the net and scored nice goals," Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said. Raanta, recalled Sunday, replaced Crawford after Mitchells goal. He faced only seven shots over the next 25 minutes but allowed his first goal late in the second period. After the Blackhawks had several strong chances in front of Varlamov, Parenteau skated down the left boards and beat Raanta with a shot from the circle to make it 4-0 with 1:22 left in the second. "The fourth goal was big for us. They were buzzing in our zone and Varly made some key saves for us," Roy said. "Youre always afraid being up 3-0 of having a letdown. But we were moving our feet." McLeod scored his first goal of the season on a rebound 1:44 into the third. Chicago lost forward Bryan Bickell in the first period after he crashed into the Avalanche net. He didnt return, and coach Joel Quenneville said after the game that Bickell might be more than day to day. "But Im not sure of that," Quenneville said. Its a tough blow for the Blackhawks, who are playing without forwards Michael Handzus and Marian Hossa. 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New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Major League Baseball is returning to Panama for the first time s

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Major League Baseball is returning to Panama for the first time since 1947 when the New York Yankees meet the Miami Marlins in exhibition play. The "Legend Series" will be played on March 15th-16th at Panama Citys Rod Carew Stadium and will honor the legacy of newly retired Yankees great and Panama native Mariano Rivera, the games all-time saves leader. Rivera will serve as one of the promoters of the affair and the series will also include charitable events off the field, including a gala featuring representation of both teams on March 14 that will benefit the Mariano Rivera Foundation. "As long as I can remember, it has been my dream to bring my team, the Yankees, to play baseball in Panama," Rivera said. "I grew up in Puerto Caimito, where I developed my passion for baseball and began a journey that brought me to New York. It is my hope that this legacy series will inspire other young players to pursue their dreams. 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Hernandez, already charged with killing another man last year, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to seven charges -- including two counts of first-degree murder -- in the 2012 shooting that killed Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. The night de Abreu and Furtado were killed, Suffolk County First Assistant District Attorney Patrick Haggan said Hernandez and a friend drove from Connecticut to a Boston nightclub called Cure. They were standing at the edge of the dance floor when de Abreu accidentally bumped into Hernandez, smiled at him and did not apologize, according to prosecutors. Haggan said de Abreu and his friends did not appear to recognize Hernandez and had no idea he was upset. Hernandez became increasingly agitated and told his friend that de Abreu had deliberately bumped into him and "was trying him," Haggan said. Hernandez and his friend then went to another nightclub, where Hernandez thought he saw de Abreu and his friends come in, according to Haggan. 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One woman sobbed loudly as Hernandez entered his not guilty pleas. De Abreu and Furtado were close friends who attended school and served in the military together in Cape Verde before coming to the United States, according to the attorney who represents their families in a $6 million civil suit against Hernandez. The two men were shot about six weeks before Hernandez signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Patriots. He went on to catch 51 passes and score five touchdowns that season, his last in the NFL. Hernandez was released by the Patriots last summer after he was charged in the June 17 killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was dating a sister of Hernandezs fiancee. Lloyds body was found in an industrial area near Hernandezs home in North Attleborough. Hernandezs lawyers have said he is looking forward to proving his innocence. 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Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre vacated his title in December, a month after a co

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre vacated his title in December, a month after a controversial split decision victory over Johny Hendricks.  It is a decision that has allowed the Canadian MMA star to find a little peace in his life. "Im very happy, Im sleeping better, I dont regret anything," said St-Pierre to TSN.ca. "Im very happy with the decision I made." The time away from the cage has allowed the Saint-Isidore, Quebec native to focus on other interests. During the Sochi 2014 Olympics, St-Pierre put his money where his mouth is regarding the Canadian mens hockey team. He made a jersey bet with one of his friends during the Canada vs. USA semifinal game and one with UFC light-heavyweight number one contender Alexander Gustafsson, a native of Arboga, Sweden, over the gold medal game. St-Pierres belief in the Canadian national hockey team never wavered and was rewarded. "I was confident enough to make the bet," said St-Pierre. "I was happy that I won." 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INDIANAPOLIS -- Trailing after the first half, the Pacers fell back on what they do best, upping the

INDIANAPOLIS -- Trailing after the first half, the Pacers fell back on what they do best, upping the defensive pressure to frustrate the Pelicans and pull out the victory. Paul George scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead four Pacers in double figures and Indiana rallied from a seven-point, second-quarter deficit for a 99-82 win over New Orleans on Saturday night. George said the Pacers had to get after Eric Gordon after the former Indiana University star repeatedly drove the lane in the first half to score 17 of his 21 points. "Hes a tough matchup," the 6-foot-9 George said of the 6-4 Gordon. "Hes so quick. He has a great centre of gravity. He has great second and third moves. "I did what I do: use my length and crowd him." George said the Pacers knew they had to defend better after New Orleans shot 52.5 per cent (21 of 40) in the first half. Despite getting good looks, the Pacers shot 41.9 per cent (18 of 43) before intermission. "We knew eventually that the shots we were going to fall," George said. "We just play so well defensively, we know thats going to keep us in the game. We just stuck to our defence." Lance Stephenson scored 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting, Danny Granger came off the bench to score a season-high 13 and George Hill added 10 for Indiana. Alexis Ajinca scored a season-high 17 points, reserve Tyreke Evans added 12 and Anthony Davis 10 for New Orleans. Pelicans shooting forward Ryan Anderson remained in a Boston hospital after sustaining a cervical stinger when he collided with the Celtics Gerald Wallace and fell hard to the floor Friday night. Five different Pacers scored as Indiana went on a 14-0 run over a 4:12 span of the third quarter. The Pelicans, meanwhile, missed seven straight field goals. The frustrated Pelicans also drew three technical fouls during the Pacers third-quarter run -- one each to Davis, Jrue Holiday and assistant coach Dave Hanners -- the last two after a foul call on Holiday. Gordon scored just two points in the third quarter. Ajinca converted both of his field goals in the period, but the rest of the Pelicans missed 12 of 14 attempts. "We just didnt play that well," Pelicans coach Monty Williams said. "Basically, they took it to us on the defensive end, and I thought offensively Stephenson was the catalyst for them. "We just got out of sync on the offensive end, and that led to them getting a number of offensive opportunities. They just picked up, and we did not." Indiana made 11 of 16 field goals (68.8) in the decisive quarter. "They came out and played a great first quarter, and we buckled down the rest of the way," said Pacers coach Frank Vogel. "We wanted to mix up the matchup on Gordon, give him a different look. "We adjusted our offensive package a little bit to get more efficiency. What we showed in the third quarter is who we are: were a high-powered offence with some shot-makers." The Pelicans put together a 12-0 run over a 3:08 span in the first quarter to push a two-point lead to a 27-13 advantage 2:30 before the break. Davis hit a jumper and drove the baseline to pace the surge. Watson hit a 15-foot jumper, Luis Scola sank a jumper from the right side and Watson made a 19-footer as Indiana responded with a 6-0 burst in under a minute early in the second period to close to within eight points. Gordon scored his 17 first-half points on 7-of-11 shooting, including 3 of 4 from beyond the arc as the Pelicans led 49-44 at the half. NOTES: Earlier Saturday, the Pacers recalled rookie forward Solomon Hill from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League. He averaged 19 points and 3.5 rebounds in two games there. . The Pacers comeback went against the Pelicans grain. 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The importance of Saturdays home match against the Portland Timbers cannot be overstated. It may fal

The importance of Saturdays home match against the Portland Timbers cannot be overstated. It may fall short of must-win, but not by much. Six games to go and a three-point gap stand in the way of Toronto FC and a playoff spot. They are on the outside looking in. The good news is they are within arms reach with plenty of promise in their hunt for points. The outlook is beginning to look much brighter for Toronto. The team is as healthy and fit as it has been all season. Continuity is building. Star striker Jermain Defoe is on the verge of returning. And difficult matches lay ahead for Torontos competitors for playoff spots. On top of it all, Toronto FC has a game in hand on the competition. Giving head Coach Greg Vanney his first managerial victory, a convincing 3-0 win over Chivas USA last Sunday was the first step. Using the performance as a springboard to bigger and better things is next on the agenda. Here are my Five Thoughts ahead of the massive Toronto FC-Portland Timbers match-up on Saturday (1pm ET). 1) Jackson leaves a hole a€“ It was arguably the Brazilians best match of the season before getting sent off against Chivas. He had scored a goal, was taking on opponents on the dribble at will, and using his physical presence to cause all kinds of problems in the back-line. It was a Man of the Match type performance until he lost composure after not getting a call late in the proceedings. Jackson recklessly dove at the legs of Nigel Reo-Coker: a leg-breaking type challenge Reo-Coker rightfully took exception to. Both players were sent off, Jackson suspended and now Vanney is left to fill the right midfield hole with another option. Its the kind of selfishness from a player that will drive a coach crazy. Moving forward without Jackson is no easy task. There is no ready-made replacement for the versatile Brazilian. Dominic Oduro seems the logical stand-in, but with so much firepower in Portlands team, Vanney may be better off turning to a more defensive minded option. If that is the case, Warren Creavalle is a fit. Defensive shape and structure is priority, especially considering the good run of form Gilberto and Luke Moore are having upfront. The move putting Jonathan Osorio in central-midfield (finally) makes for more fluidity in attack. So Id turn to Creavalle on the right side, leaving Oduro on the bench, having the option to bring on the speedster late in the match to change the tempo. 2) Gilberto warning a€“ Player interviews the day before matches typically dont reveal true talking points. That theory held true Friday until a somewhat awkward exchange with Gilberto when asked about the return of Defoe. Toronto FCs top scorer is targeting a return to game action next week in Los Angeles, likely sending one of Moore or Gilberto back to the bench. After giving a quizzical look to the question that was asked, Gilberto came to the defence of the current attack partnership. Our strikers have been playing well, Luke (Moore) has been playing well since Defoes been gone, for about four to six weeks, he said through an interpreter. So its kind of like Defoe has to win his spot back on the team because our strikers are playing really well now. Weve got other guys that are training really hard and fighting and Defoes got to start training hard now and working to get back into game shape. There is always worry some of what is said is lost in translation. But it was clear the Brazilian didnt take well to the question. Gilbertos words shouldnt be taken as being controversial, rather from a place of pride in a player who is intent on continuing his progress in MLS. Gilberto also spoke Friday of his growing confidence and comfort in the league. Five goals in his last nine games (should be six) speak to his growth. It is admirable Gilberto believes players must fight for their place in the team, no matter who they are. Look for both Toronto FC strikers to be further motivated Saturday to prove their worth, making Vanneys decision that much more difficult when Defoe is deemed fit. Unfortunately for Gilberto and Moore, one will surely sit in favour of the big money, big-time goal-scorer who has the ability to change a game like few in MLS. 3) Captain Caldwell a€“ Its no coincidence Toronto kept their first clean sheet in eight games with Steven Caldwell leading the line last weekend. Goalkeeper Joe Bendik acknowledged as much, speaking of superior communication and organization. Caldwell (quad) has played two games in Toronto FCs last 13. Toronto only won two games with Caldwell out. Its a cautionary tale for MLS teams: have requisite veteran experience across the back-line or pay the consequences. Toronto FC rolled with a 21-year old Doneil Henry and 22-year old rookie Nick Hagglund in his absence. Both players did what they could, but with all the changes at the back, including Justin Morrow out through injury, the task proved to be too much, too soon for the young defenders. The experienced presence of Caldwell was desperately missed. Tim Bezbatchenko tried to acquire a veteran defender to no avail before the MLS roster freeze. It can be argued Toronto FC would be in a preferable position in the table had Caldwell remained in the team or Toronto FC had requisite veteran depth at the all-important position. 4) Terrific Timbers a€“ Its been a busy and fruitful week for Portland. A 6-0 win in the CONCACAF Champions League Tuesday on the surface seems a distraction heading into the all-important trip to Toronto. In fairness, the match shouldnt be a decisive factor, with head coach Caleb Porter resting his regulars for the game. 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Definitely it’s a huge part of our success and every time you get out there you’re trying to focus on keeping the puck out of your net.’ In crunch time on Thursday night, the Canucks were able to make that happen to preserve their 10th victory of the young season. The challenge – and it will be a big one -- will be to keep the penalty kill sharp the remainder of the season. 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VANCOUVER -- Roberto Luongos return to the Canucks net was a less than memorable one on Wednesday ni

VANCOUVER -- Roberto Luongos return to the Canucks net was a less than memorable one on Wednesday night as he allowed four goals in the first 12:24 in a 4-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. Luongo finished with 14 saves on 18 shots in two periods of work. He was replaced by Joacim Eriksson, who is vying for Vancouvers backup job with fellow Swede Eddie Lack. Eriksson was credited with nine saves. Jordan Eberle had a goal and two assists for the Oilers. Eberle produced his points in the first 7:38 of the game as all of the scoring was completed in the opening period. Martin Marincin, David Perron and Jesse Joensuu also scored for the Oilers. Edmonton goaltender Devan Dubnyk stopped 25 of 26 shots as he played the whole game. Brendan Gaunce, with his second goal in two pre-season games, scored for the Canucks. The Canucks went with several core players among the 10 NHL veterans they dressed, including Daniel and Henrik Sedin and defenceman Kevin Bieksa. Edmontons lineup contained 12 NHL regulars, with Taylor Hall, Nick Schultz and Ryan Smyth among them. Eberle opened the scoring 4:49 into the game as he slid a wraparound in off of Luongo. Then he made the first passes as Marincini and Perron scored on similar long shots 31 seconds apart to put the Oilers up 3-0 before the game was eight minutes old. Joensuu scored Edmontons final goal of the first period on a rebound after Luongo stretched across his crease to make a sensational save on Mark Arcobellos one-timer. Gaunce put the Canucks on the scoreboard just 42 seconds later as he shovelled the puck past Dubnyk, who made his second pre-season appearance. But neither team could score in an uneventful second period and a similarly quiet third. Luongo finished with 14 saves on 18 shots in two periods of work. He was replaced by Joacim Eriksson, who is vying for Vancouvers backup job with fellow Swede Eddie Lack. Eriksson was credited with nine saves. Notes: The Canucks lost defencemen John Negrin and Patrick Mullen to injuries in the first period. Negrin was hurt when he crashed into the boards. He was favouring a leg as he skated to the bench with difficulty. ... Nail Yakupov was one of two Oilers scratched. ... Ty Rimmer dressed as the Oilers backup goaltender. The 21-year-old Edmonton native was never drafted and is seeking a contract after completing his junior eligibility with Lethbridge of the WHL last season. He showed enough at a prospects tournament in Penticton, B.C. to get a tour of duty in the pre-season. ... Vancouver top 2013 draft picks Bo Horvat (13th overall) and Hunter Shinkaruk (24th overall) dressed for their second consecutive game along with top 2012 pick Gaunce and 2011 first-round choice Nicklas Jensen. 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Apart from a knack of getting goals, among other virtues he looks like the cure to the brittleness which has troubled City for a while.When Transfer Deadline Day passed without Jurgen Klopp buying a shiny new striker I wondered if he had feet of clay after all. With 30 goals from 11 Premier League games and a top of the table seat this morning, Klopp has won that argument.His high-energy game is high attrition too, in terms of injuries and fatigue, so I still think he might splurge for a top forward in January. In the meanwhile, if Sadio Mane can escape the inconsistency he suffered from at Southampton he could prove to be the most inspired buy of the season.Elsewhere, what weve seen of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg at Southampton confirms their shrewd eye. Hats off to Arsene who has bought very well other than mortgaging the house for a 20-goal-a-season striker as we all instructed him to. Pity Lucas Perez hasnt got in on the act yet. 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OAKLAND, Calif. -- The beginning of Julys first blockbuster trade occurred about a month ago, when O

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The beginning of Julys first blockbuster trade occurred about a month ago, when Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane called Chicago Cubs executive Theo Epstein to ask about Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. Beane told Epstein he liked the starting pitchers, and he was going to be aggressive in an attempt to improve the AL West leaders. Fast forward to this weekend, when Beane proved just how serious he was during that initial call. Oakland and Chicago announced the big trade on Saturday, with Samardzija and Hammel heading to the West Coast for a package of prospects that included the As first-round selections in each of the past two drafts. "The deal speaks for itself. To pick up two guys like that in early June is pretty fantastic," As manager Bob Melvin said. "We wanted more options and saw the urgency to get it done. This makes us better." The Athletics began the day with the best record in baseball, but Beane felt he needed to add depth to a rotation that responded well to season-ending injuries for Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin. Drew Pomeranz also is on the disabled list with a broken right hand. Samardzija and Hammel join Scott Kazmir and Sonny Gray in one of the majors best group of starting pitchers. "We had to dig into our depth really early, and we felt like we needed two (starting pitchers)," Beane said. Samardzija will start for the As on Sunday. He was scheduled to pitch for the Cubs Saturday. In somewhat of a surprise, the As sent left-hander Tommy Milone to Triple-A Sacramento later Saturday to make room for Samardzija. Milone was 6-0 with a 2.62 ERA over his last 11 starts and 6-3 with a 3.55 ERA in 16 starts overall. "What do you say to a guy like that?" Melvin said. "Hes been terrific his last 10 starts and has meant a lot to us the last three years. I tried to figure out what to say to him. We havent seen the last of him." Oakland will make a move Sunday to clear space for Hammel, who will start Wednesday. Minor leaguers Addison Russell, Billy McKinney and Dan Straily went to Chicago in another painful deal for the lowly Cubs, who have played better of late, but are still last in the NL Central. Chicago also gets a player to be named in its latest July sell-off. The Cubs lost at least 91 games in each of the previous three years. They traded away starting pitchers Ryan Dempster and Paul Maholm in July 2012, and Matt Garza and Scott Feldman last July. "We certainly hope that this is the last year that were obvious sellers at the trade deadline," Epstein said. The key piece for Chicago in the deal with Oakland was Russell, a 20-year-old shortstop headed for Double-A Tennessee. A torn right hamstring sidelined the No. 11 overall selection in the 2012 draft earlier this season, but he was batting .333 in 13 games for Double-A Midland at the time of the trade. Chicago and Oakland talked about a Samardzija for Russell deal, but Epstein said the one-for-one framework didnt work. He spoke with Beane on Thursday night, and thats when the trade grew into the larger package. "We felt like Russell was a key for us in any deal with Oakland," Epstein said. The hard-throwing Samardzija had a 2-7 record for the Cubs, but he also had a 2.83 ERA and 103 strikeouts in 108 innings, making him one of the most coveted pitchers on the market. The former Notre Dame receiver was selected by Chicago in the fifth round in 2006. Chicago recalled left-hander Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa. Epstein said the Cubs were still discussing their options when it came to the rotation. "I can say that (after that) its going to stay the same until Tuesday for the doubleheader (at Cincinnati)," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said of the rotation after Saturday. Jake Arrieta is set to start Sunday in Washington and Edwin Jackson on Monday at Cincinnati. The Cubs will add a 26th man, Tsuyoshi Wada, for Tuesdays doubleheader. The Cubs talked to the 29-year-old Samardzija about a contract extension, but were unable to come to an agreement. He is set to become a free agent for the first time after the 2015 season. "Jeff has been a bit of workhorse," Beane said. "Hes got a perfect health record. Hes a guy that continues to develop. Hes gotten better and better each year he goes out." Hammel signed a $6 million, one-year contract with Chicago in February and went 8-5 with a 2.98 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 108 2-3 innings with the Cubs. He pitched six-plus innings in a 7-2 victory over Washington on Friday. Hammel, who turns 32 in September, also has three career post-season starts. "Hes gotten better and better and we think now is a great time to have him," Beane said. The 19-year-old McKinney, who was selected in the first round a year ago, hit .241 with 10 homers for Class A Stockton this season. 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Manchester City are in talks with Everton to sign defender John Stones, Pep Guardiola has confirmed.

Manchester City are in talks with Everton to sign defender John Stones, Pep Guardiola has confirmed. Sky sources understand the Toffees are asking for £50m for the England international centre-back, but City are hoping to secure Stoness services for significantly less. Stones could become the most expensive defender in Premier League history Stones has flown out to Germany for Evertons two friendlies in Dresden against local side Dynamo and Real Betis. After his side beat Borussia Dormund on penalties in their second pre-season game in China, Guardiola, who previously confirmed City want to sign Leroy Sane from Schalke, said: Its the same answer as Sane. Manchester City are in talks to sign three players: Germanys Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus and Marlos Moreno He is a player for Everton. Everybody knows we want to buy him, but I dont know whats going to happen. But I can say Im so happy with the squad we have; the way that they train and the way they play. 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Bruins tough guy Shawn Thornton has decided to appeal his 15-game suspension for punching and injuri

Bruins tough guy Shawn Thornton has decided to appeal his 15-game suspension for punching and injuring unsuspecting Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik. Thorntons agent, Anton Thun, confirmed in an email that his client was appealing. The NHL Players Association announced it had informed the league of that plan before the 48-hour deadline to do so passed. As laid out in the collective bargaining agreement, the appeal first goes to commissioner Gary Bettman. If Bettman upholds the suspension, Thornton and the NHLPA can then elect to appeal to a neutral arbitrator because it is for six or more games. Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta is the only player to use this appeals process under the new CBA, and no player has gone to the neutral arbitrator. Bettman upheld Kaletas 10-game suspension for an illegal hit on Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Jack Johnson, issuing a 17-page decision. Thornton got 15 games for slew-footing Orpik to the ice and landing gloved punches to his head during a game Dec. 7. The Pittsburgh defenceman was knocked unconscious and has not played since because of a concussion. Vice-president of player safety Brendan Shanahan said it was not a spontaneous action by Thornton because he tried to confront Orpik earlier after Orpik injured Bruins winger Loui Eriksson with a hit. Appearing on TSN Drive with Dave Naylor on TSN 1050, Thun said he could not talk about the case before it was presented in the appeal hearing but did mention he felt there was more than one reason for Thornton to appeal his suspension. "We believe there are a variety of reasons to appeal it and part of it is just clarity… The clarity is not just Shawn but for the other players in the league." Thun was also asked if he was aware of when the appeal hearing will take place with Bettman. 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Street scored once and assisted on Corban Knights winner late in the third period as the Abbotsford Heat edged the visiting Charlotte Checkers 4-3 on Wednesday in American Hockey League action. Street put a shot on net from the slot and Knight was parked in front of goaltender Mike Murphy to slide the rebound in to break a 3-3 at 16:27 of the third. "Whenever Street has the puck in the offensive zone you know something good is going to happen," said Knight. "I just went to the netaand lucky for me, it was a wrapped present." Street scored for the second straight night since being reassigned by the Calgary Flames and now has 19 goals 37 points in 33 games with the Heat. "Streets such an important part of this team, both on the ice and in the dressing room," said Knight. "He brings a calming presence and veteran leadership a lot of guys look up to. We knew hed be at the top of his game." 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The Checkers drew even again at 15:26 of the second. Boychuk skated in and wired a shot past Roy from the top of the circle, blocker side, for his team-leading 22nd of the year. Street put the Heat back up by one at 9:30 of the third. With the puck lost in a maze of skates at the right face-off dot, Street spun around and fired the puck past Murphy. Biega once again, though, knotted the game up for the visitors, driving out of the corner towards the net before sliding the puck under Roy at 11:11. Heat defenceman Tyler Wotherspoon thought he had the winner on his stick with less than six minutes to go when he got open in the slot, but Murphy kicked his left pad up into the air to deny him of the sure goal. "He had a good look, a good release," said Ward. "Thats an old-time save, a throwback, like Tommy Barrasso or Martin Brodeur, double stacking and throwing the pads up. It was a good save." 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Swiss skier Dario Cologna was the provisional winner of the mens 15km cross-country classic ski race

Swiss skier Dario Cologna was the provisional winner of the mens 15km cross-country classic ski race, finishing in 38 minutes, 29.7 seconds on Friday. If the time holds, Cologna will repeat as the 15km classic Olympic champion and earn his second gold medal of the Sochi Games. The Swiss skier won the skiathlon race earlier this week. While some skiers still have to finish, none are expected to contend for the podium. Cologna led the race from the 8km mark to the finish.  The silver medal was provisionally won by Johan Olsson of Sweden, stopping the clock at 38:58.2. Fellow Swede Daniel Richardsson had the bronze with a time of 39:08.5.  Devon Kershaw of Sudbury, Ont., was the fastest Canadian, crossing the line in 41:17.1. 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The Braves had just two hits when Upton launched his 16th homer, a two-run shot into the bullpen in right-centre, to make it 3-0 in the seventh inning. Collin McHugh (4-6) had plunked Jason Heyward to set up things for Upton. Upton drove in Atlantas first run on a sacrifice fly in the second inning. He joked that Wood owed him a treat of some kind for providing most of the offence in the win. "Just maybe get an ice cream cone or something," Upton said with a laugh. "Theyve got some good ice cream in there, at least get a scoop of ice cream." Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman left in the eighth after being hit by a pitch on what appeared to be his right elbow. He was examined by a doctor and said he was fine and hoped the swelling wasnt too bad on Thursday so he could play. Wood (6-6) was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to make his first start since May 4 after appearing in 11 games out of the bullpen in his last stint with the Braves. 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LAS VEGAS -- It was the first question for Canadian Rory (Ares) MacDonald at the UFC 167 public work

LAS VEGAS -- It was the first question for Canadian Rory (Ares) MacDonald at the UFC 167 public workouts. If the third-ranked MacDonald and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre win on the weekend, will the two training partners have to fight each other. "No," said MacDonald, before pausing. "Next question?" Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen, however, will put friendship aside Saturday when they face off in the co-main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The two are no strangers to working in close quarters. When they are not fighting, they sit next to each other as TV analysts on UFC shows on Fox. After their fight, they will be reunited two weeks later to do coverage on a UFC weigh-in show. The 34-year-old Evans, a former light-heavyweight champion, is currently ranked the No. 4 contender in the 205-pound division ruled by Jon (Bones) Jones. The 36-year-old Sonnen, who has competed for the title at both 185 and 205 pounds, is ranked No. 6. Sonnen (29-13-1) is coming off an August win over former light-heavyweight champion Mauricio (Shogun) Rua. He had lost two straight title shots before that -- to Jones and then-middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Evans (23-3-1) beat Dan Henderson last time out in August. That followed losses to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Jones. Sonnen-Evans may be a case of be careful of what you wish for. When Sonnen heard St-Pierre was headlining UFC 167, a marquee card that celebrates the UFCs 20-year anniversary, he asked to fight Wanderlei (The Axe Murderer) Silva in the co-main event. "Then I asked to be put in it with anybody but Rashad," he said. "But I ended up with Rashad, so I got half my wish." Sonnen and Evans were doing commentary work at a UFC show in Indianapolis in August when UFC president Dana White texted Sonnen to say he needed to talk to him about his next fight. "And I said as long as its at 205 and its not Rashad, Im in. And he wrote back It is Rashad. 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RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico -- Chesson Hadley dreamed about a day like this as a child -- other than the

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico -- Chesson Hadley dreamed about a day like this as a child -- other than the tossing and turning in bed and queasy stomach. "I was so nervous," Hadley said Sunday after winning the Puerto Rico Open for his first PGA Tour victory. "I did not eat well last night. I did not eat well this morning." He held off Danny Lee by two strokes in wind gusting to 25 mph at Trump International. "I wasnt vomiting or anything, but there were a couple of times where I felt nauseous out on the course," Hadley said. "I went to bed. I watched maybe three minutes of the Duke-Carolina game. I fell right asleep and I woke up ready to go about 5:30, 6, and I never really went back to sleep, just kind of tossed and turned. " Making his 13th PGA Tour start, the 26-year-old Hadley birdied the final two holes for a 5-under 67. Hes the first rookie winner since Jordan Spieth in July in the John Deere Classic. "Its incredible. Its a dream come true," Hadley said. 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Twitter: the place media and the public alike turns for news and public sentiment. Its a reflection

Twitter: the place media and the public alike turns for news and public sentiment.  Its a reflection of what individuals, groups and brands deem important for those with interest.  The respective Twitter accounts of the Tampa Buccaneers and Manchester United took different approaches Wednesday upon news of the passing of Malcolm Glazer, 85, owner of NFLs Bucs and patriarch of the Glazers takeover of United.  A life celebrated by the Buccaneers, a life unacknowledged by United. @TBBuccaneers told a story of the loss of a beloved owner and friend, with condolences and heartfelt messages pouring in from across the NFL world.  Pictures were shared of Glazer hoisting the Lombardi trophy among fitting tributes to a Super Bowl winner and highly regarded franchise owner. There was no mention of Glazers death on Manchester Uniteds Twitter account (@ManUtd).  A brief, 75-word mention on Manutd.com was the depth of any tribute.  No pictures of Premier League glory.  No acknowledgement of what he and his family have done for the club.  Silence, which speaks volumes. Instead of paying tribute to the life of Glazer, @ManUtd daily content featured a picture of Sri Lankas cricketers paying a visit to Old Trafford, and condolences of the passing of former player and 1958 FA Cup winner Stan Crowther.  It was best for the club to ignore, rather than enrage.  The worldwide reaction to Glazers death has brought back a groundswell of negative emotion.  The story of the Glazers truly provides a cautionary tale; with ownership does not come entitlement. The Glazers remain controversial, disliked and untrustworthy even nine years after the familys leveraged takeover of Manchester United.  Glazer Out and Love United, Hate Glazer remain the popular sentiments among the majority of Manchester Uniteds roughly 660 million supporters worldwide.  Five Premier League titles and Champions League glory cannot wash away ill feelings.  The issues are as much symbolic as they are fiscal and they run deep. Over £680 million has been spent paying down the debt on the club purchase of approximately £790 million in 2005.  Malcolm didnt have the liquidity to purchase the team without incurring incredible debt. Manchester United was purchased on debt, taking the club from once financially secure and debt-free into a new era of massive debt payments and financial unknown.  Current club debt sits at £351.7 million despite a growing number of brand partnerships and sponsors and unprecedented popularity. Debt remains a burden and central influence on club direction.  Bankruptcy is not a realistic end game because Manchester United is far too lucrative.   The brand itself thrives and continues to grow, with the Glazers squeezing as much revenue as possible from the logo.  The brand is Teflon.  Thats fine and part of business.  Heres where its important to separate the brand from emotion.  There is no personal relationship, nor overriding fandom as the driving force in the Glazers interest in United.  There never has been.  The Glazer ownership seems no more than a stale, unemotional business transaction.  Buy, sell, grow, expand, its all about monetary growth.  The very essence of the North American sporting culture, rendering a product thats popularity comes from a place of passion to becoming a series of business transactions and a moneymaker.  Soulless. There is supposed to be something more substantial as motive towards ownership of a club like United than merely dollars and cents – a level of romanticism, a guardianship from a place of genuine affection.  Malcolm never stepped foot in Old Trafford, a stroke in 2006 contributed to the detachment.  Sons Avram and Joel are co-chairmen and are heavily involved in the operation of the club.  Three of Malcolms other children owning stake have rarely, if ever been seen.  Sadly, these individuals will play decisive roles in what happens at United next. Although Malcolm never had anything to do with the day-to-day operation, hell forever been synonymous with the controversial takeover of United.  After failing in his attempt to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers over a decade ago, Glazer turned his attention to Old Trafford.  Glazer began buying up smaller portfolios of ownership, setting himself up to take advantage of the dispute between manager Sir Alex Ferguson with United shareholders JP McManus and John Magnier over the stud rights of racehorse Rock of Gibraltar.  Glazer bought McManus/Magniers shares in 2005, taking control of almost 75 percent of club shares and allowing him to strong-arm the board and remaining shareholders on his way to complete control. Many hands were dirty putting Malcolm on the fast track to ownership, inside and outside of the club.  The Premier League stood idle as Manchester United supporters made their disapproving voices heard. 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Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka did not think his side deserved to lose as they fell to a 1-0

Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka did not think his side deserved to lose as they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Watford on Sunday. The North East side were outdone by a fabulous curling strike from Jose Holebas nine minutes into the second half, and were unable to get themselves a point. However, Boro boss Karanka thinks his team should have taken something from the game at the Riverside Stadium, but lost their intensity from the first period.  No, I dont think we deserved to lose because I dont remember now the chances from them, especially in the first 30 or 35 minutes when we played really well, he told Sky Sports after the loss. Watch match highlights of Watfords 1-0 win over Middlesbrough But the second half, they started to waste time and we lost our intensity, then we concede the goal.I said today was a good opportunity to win the game or at least add points and we couldnt so now we have to think about next week and after that, the following one. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. The former defender has called on his side to maintain the performance they showed in the opening 30 minutes and learn from the defeat, with a tough trip to Arsenal next up for Boro.Our aim for the next game is to try to play to play 90 minutes the way we played 35 or 40 minutes today and to try to score the chances that we had because they didnt have one chance and they won the game. We had a few chances and we didnt score, he said.  Ben Gibson and Troy Deeney battle for possession during the Premier League clash at the Riverside We are in the Premier League and mistakes are going to punish you so once again, we have to learn.In the second half, they had much more space than us, but again we are going to take the experience from playing games and start adding points.You can watch Liverpool v Man Utd, plus Englands tour of Bangladesh and the British Masters on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy six months at half price! Also See: Holebas stunner seals Watford win As it happened <a href="http://www.titansstoreonline.com/Black-13-Taywan-Taylor-Womens-Jersey/">Taywan Taylor Titans Jersey</a>. Mika Zibanejad and Jason Spezza scored in the shootout to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over Nashville on Saturday night. <a href="http://www.titansstoreonline.com/Black-64-Corey-Davis-Womens-Jersey/">Corey Davis Jersey</a>. With the team he supported as a child on the verge of reaching the Champions League semifinals for the first time in 19 years, Ba instead scored the goal that knocked them out. <a href="http://www.titansstoreonline.com/Black-13-Taywan-Taylor-Womens-Jersey/">http://www.titansstoreonline.com/Black-13-Taywan-Taylor-Womens-Jersey/</a>. New York then missed its next six shots and scored only two points the rest of the night. The Los Angeles Clippers defence and the Knicks general ineptitude both played a role in the unsurprising finish to a meeting of two teams headed in opposite directions. <a href="http://www.titansstoreonline.com/Black-87-Jonnu-Smith-Womens-Jersey/">Jonnu Smith Titans Jersey</a>.Y. -- The New York Islanders were merely content with a lopsided victory. <a href="http://www.titansstoreonline.com/Black-13-Taywan-Taylor-Womens-Jersey/">Taywan Taylor Jersey</a>.In a statement released Friday, the Catalan club said the Brazil stars recovery would be monitored to determine when he can begin training again.SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Wes Short Jr. earned one of five Champions Tour cards for next season in his first attempt at the 50-and-older circuit. Short turns 50 on Dec. 4. He closed with 68 to tie the Champions Tour Q-school record at 20-under 264. He earned $30,000 for his five-shot victory over Mike Reid and Jim Rutledge of Canada. Rutledge starteed the final round outside the top 12 and closed with a 65 in rainy conditions at the TPC Scottsdale to earn his card.dddddddddddd The final two spots were decided in a playoff Saturday morning because of the rain. Scott Dunlap and Jeff Hart each made par on the first playoff hole to get full exempt status for 2014 season. <a href="http://www.cheapnfljerseysclub.us.com/">Wholesale Jerseys</a>  <a href="http://www.cheapjerseys20.us.com/">Cheap NFL Jerseys</a> <a href="http://www.cheapbaseballjerseyschina.us.com/">Wholesale Jerseys</a> <a href="http://www.nfljerseyscheapbiz.us.com/">Authentic Jerseys From China</a> <a href="http://www.cheapnfljerseysoutlets.us.com/">Wholesale Jerseys</a> <a href="http://www.cheapnfljerseyschinaoutlet.us.com/">Wholesale NFL Jerseys</a> ' ' ' 

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