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(SportsNetwork. Ernie Stautner Jersey .com) - The Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies will play a decisive Game 7 Saturday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena for the right to move on in the Western Conference playoffs. "This is Game 7," Kevin Durant said. "And Im looking forward to it." Game 7 will be contested without Grizzlies All-Star forward Zach Randolph. He was suspended one game for punching Oklahoma Citys Steven Adams in the jaw in Game 6. The Thunder staved off elimination on Thursday with a 104-84 victory in Memphis at FedExForum. On the same day The Oklahoman ran a headline which read "Mr. Unreliable," Durant made the paper look foolish. Durant, who is expected to be named the NBAs MVP, scored 36 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Durant posted 14 points in the first quarter and finished with 18 on 7-of-13 efficiency in the first half as Oklahoma City headed into the break with a healthy 56-41 advantage. The headline by The Oklahoman was in reference to Durants recent poor play in the series. He had been shooting just 40 percent in the series and 15-of-45 over the past two contests before Thursday. Durant was 11-of-23 from the floor, despite misfiring on all six of his attempts from beyond the arc, and finished 14-of-15 from the charity stripe for the second-seeded Thunder, who have not lost a first-round playoff series since 2010. Russell Westbrook provided 25 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three steals, while Reggie Jackson netted 16 points off the bench in the triumph. "That was 48 minutes of possession-by-possession defensive mentality type- game," OKC head coach Scott Brooks said. "Thats what we wanted to have happen going into this game. We knew we were playing in a tough place to play against a very good team. "That was the only focus for tonights game, to give your teammate everything you have and well live with the results." The Thunder are 1-0 in Game 7s since relocating to Oklahoma City. That lone victory came in 2011 when they dispatched the Grizzlies in the conference semifinals. That game was in OKC. The Grizzlies are 0-2 in Game 7s all-time with the Thunder loss and a first- round exit the following season to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers loss was in Memphis, but the Grizzlies are on the road for this Game 7. Memphis has won two games in Oklahoma City this series. "Weve won there before, we believe that we can win there again," said Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger. "Obviously we need to get off to a quick start in their building for Game 7." Marc Gasol tallied 17 points and Randolph added 16 points and eight rebounds for Memphis, which can still become the second seventh seed to beat a No. 2 seed in a best-of-seven series on Saturday, joining the 2010 San Antonio Spurs, who beat the Dallas Mavericks. James Johnson scored 15 points in 18:14 of action and Tony Allen managed 13 points. Mike Conley only netted five points in less than 28 minutes. He left with a right hamstring injury in the fourth quarter and his availability for Saturday is unknown. "I play on playing," he said after Thursdays loss. Sean Davis Jersey . Ryan Callahan trade talks caught a lot of people off guard. Details are now emerging about why the Rangers would consider such a move. Darren Dreger: He wants a lot of money. Its been widely reported that Callahan is looking for a seven-year term around $6 million per year. That is not accurate. Im told that it is more than $6. Stephon Tuitt Jersey . - Leon Draisaitl scored a hat trick as the Prince Albert Raiders stormed past the Swift Current Broncos 5-2 in Western Hockey League action Tuesday.ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Los Angeles Angels hitting coach Don Baylor broke his right leg while catching Vladimir Guerreros ceremonial first pitch Monday night. Baylor will have surgery Tuesday on his right femur. The injury cast a pall over opening day at Angel Stadium. Baylor, who joined the Angels coaching staff in the off-season, had to be helped off the field after squatting to catch Guerreros off-target throw. Baylor was taken to a hospital before the Angels 10-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Don right now," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "Obviously its a freak (injury). Well see how it turns out." Baylor couldnt stand up after Guerreros throw, his right leg bending awkwardly beneath him while he was held up by Guerrero, who initially thought Baylor was kidding around. Two team employees helped Baylor to the dugout, leaving the Angels in disbelief on the field. "It got me sick when I was warming up and hearing what happened in the dugout," said Mike Trout, who hit a two-run homer in the first inning. Kevin Greene Jersey. The 64-year-old Baylor is a survivor of multiple myeloma, a cancer that attacks bone marrow. He was diagnosed with the cancer in 2003, and he is active in fundraising efforts to combat the disease. Baylor, the former manager of the Rockies and Cubs, left the Arizona Diamondbacks in the off-season to return to Anaheim, where he played six seasons with the California Angels. He replaced Jim Eppard as the Angels hitting coach last October. Los Angeles also hired assistant hitting coach Dave Hansen, who was the Mariners hitting coach last season. Baylor and Guerrero are the only AL MVPs in Angels franchise history. Baylor won the award in 1979 during arguably the best season of his 19-year major league career with seven teams. Guerrero threw the ceremonial first pitch to celebrate his retirement with the Angels on a one-day contract. 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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ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Top-ranked Serena Williams breezed past Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-1 to open her bid for a fourth ATP Championships title on Tuesday. Justin Morneau Jersey . Williams, the defending champion, had no trouble against Kerber, who also lost to the American 6-4, 6-1 in the round-robin at this event last year. Kerber was the only player to beat Williams last year - in Cincinnati - after the Americans first-round ouster at the French Open. "Today she was playing unbelievable, and I had actually no chance. I mean, she was serving great and also returning unbelievable," Kerber said. "So I was just giving all I could, but yeah, its tough to play against Serena like this." Williams was particularly effective with her backhand return, the shot she also used on her first match point. Kerber, who had two straight double-faults to surrender the first game of the second set, produced another to give Williams three match points. Although she is 32, considered a ripe age in tennis, Williams is enjoying the finest season in her career, having already won 10 titles. She added the French Open and U.S. Open titles to bring her Grand Slam record to 17 championships and is 74-4 for the year. Earlier, second-ranked Victoria Azarenka overcame an erratic performance to beat an ailing Sara Errani 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the opening match of tournament. "I was a little rusty at the beginning. I think its a little bit expected after a break, and playing right away against a top player always makes it a little bit difficult," Azarenka said. Williams, making her eighth appearance in the event, is looking to become the first player to successfully defend the title since Justine Henin in 2007. If she achieves the feat, she would equal Chris Evert for third most WTA Championships with her fourth. Henin was also the last to win 10 titles in a season, in 2007. Williams has clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking for the third time in her career after 2002 and 2009. Errani hurt her right calf in the third game of the second set and took a medical timeout to have it treated. Several times after that she seemed to be bothered by the injury and to favour her right leg, although she returned after the medical timeout to break Azarenkas serve to level at 2-2. She did not win another game though. "In the tiebreaker I felt a pain in my calf on serve," Errani said. "The first set was very tough, very long. I was running a lot." Errani served for the set three times -- and dropped serve each time as both players produced sloppy play with little rhythm. Azarenka, the Australian Open champion, managed to hold her serve only once through the first eight games but seized her chance when it came. She won four straight points in the tiebreaker to take a 5-3 lead, then faltered when she served her sixth double-fault. But an error by Errani gave Azarenka two set points. Errani then committed a double-fault and Azarenka had the set. "I think, overall was important to take that first set. It was a big turnaround point," Azarenka said. Azerenka, who was runner-up in the event in 2011 and a semifinalist last year, finished with eight double-faults but she also had 51 winners for Erranis 28. Azarenkas win was her first since losing the U.S. Open final to Serena Williams. Azarenka lost both of her opening matches in Tokyo and Beijing, where she had 15 double-faults. The tournament brings together the top eight players in the world. Third-ranked Maria Sharapova dropped out with a shoulder injury. The players are split onto two round-robin groups, with the top two finishers from each pool advancing to the semifinals. Phil Hughes Jersey . The top-ranked Djokovic also beat Gael Monfils and then routed Roger Federer en route to his first Abu Dhabi title. "Its always great to win a title. This is the best way to start the 2012 season," Djokovic said. Glen Perkins Jersey . Although Olivetti, a qualifier, had 13 aces, he failed to force a single break-point chance on Gasquets serve and lost his own three times. Gasquet next plays third-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland, who won had 18 aces in a 6-2, 6-4 win against seventh-seeded Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France.RALEIGH, N.C. - The goal-challenged Carolina Hurricanes didnt exactly light up the scoreboard Friday night, but theyre hoping their 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night is a sign of good things to come.Carolina relied on a solid game from Cam Ward, who has had to endure the Hurricanes lack of offence this season. The Hurricanes won for just the third time since early December, reaching two goals for the fourth time in the past 14 games.Playing with a lead, it helps relax everybody, said Ward, who finished with 20 saves. Its no secret that its been difficult sometimes to score goals for our hockey club, so to come up with a big goal early and respond again in the second period, was uplifting. It was huge.The Flyers, who have lost four in a row, are breathing easier after an injury to captain Claude Giroux was deemed not as serious as it appeared it might have been. Giroux left with 15 minutes left after suffering a cut on his left leg from the skate of Hurricanes defenceman Justin Faulk.Giroux said afterward he probably could play Saturday at New Jersey, Philadelphias last game on an eight-game road trip.Giroux, who has 13 goals and 30 assists this season, said he was lucky the injury he suffered was not more serious. He also credited thicker socks with helping lessen the severity of the cut, for which he was helped off the ice and taken to the Hurricanes dressing room for medical attention.I knew I got hit, said Giroux, who did not know how many stitches he received. I kind of tried to put pressure on it, and it felt really weird. . Im just happy Im good.The Hurricanes got a boost from new father Jordan Staal, who has two assists in two games after missing three months with a broken right fibula suffered in the preseason. Staal was in the lineup about 17 hours after his wife gave birth to their first chhild, Abigail, early Friday. Jason Kubel Jersey. Staal hit the post on a shot in the second period during a flurry that eventually led to his brother Eric scoring on a rebound. Eric Staals goal, his 10th of the season, put Carolina ahead 2-0 at 41 seconds of the second period.Eric Staal said life was easier playing on the same line as his younger — but bigger — brother.Hes a big, strong man who can control pucks and get on the forecheck, Eric Staal said. He creates more open ice in the neutral zone.Philadelphia, which got 24 saves from Steve Mason, fell to 6-12-4 on the road and 4-15-4 when allowing the first goal. Philadelphia didnt reach the 10-shot mark until the final five minutes of the second period and was outshot 26-21 overall.Chris Vandevelde scored his second of the season for Philadelphia, taking a pass from Vincent Lecavalier and beating Ward with 11:07 remaining.Carolina allowed no goals on three power plays by Philadelphia, improving to 19 consecutive penalty kills.Malone opened the scoring for Carolina about 14 minutes into the first period. He skated in on the left and beat Mason to the glove side for his first goal.Zach Boychuk assisted on the goal, Carolinas sixth in six games. The lead easily could have been larger in the first period, but Brett Bellemore hit the post with 6 seconds left in the period. Mason stopped Jordan Staal and Jay McClement on one-on-one opportunities.NOTES: The Hurricanes played without forwards Jeff Skinner and Alexander Semin. Skinner has flu-like symptoms, according to coach Bill Peters, who said Semin remained out of the lineup as he tries to return from a variety of ailments and illnesses. Semin has played once since Dec. 7. . Philadelphias Lecavalier has five points (four goals, one assist) during the seven road games. Vandeveldes goal was the third of his NHL career. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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Evgeni Malkin scored his first goal of the series as the Pittsburgh Penguins moved to within one victory of the Stanley Cup title with a 3-1 win at San Jose Sharks on Monday. Jackie Robinson Jersey . Goaltender Matt Murray made 23 saves at SAP Center in California as the Penguins moved 3-1 up in the best-of-seven series - they can seal their fourth title when they host Game Five on Thursday.Malkin, who had been held pointless through the first three games, set up Ian Coles goal to open the scoring before adding a goal of his own on the power play to put the visitors 2-0 ahead. The Penguins combine to stop Justin Braun of the San Jose Sharks Melker Karlsson pulled a goal back for the Sharks but as they pushed for an equaliser, they were caught on the counter later in the third period as Eric Fehr sealed the victory for Pittsburgh.The Sharks have been chasing the whole series, having conceded first for the fourth straight game and they went more than nine minutes without a shot on goal in the second period as the Penguins continued to shut them down.No team has come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the final since Toronto in 1942 against Detroit.The opening game off a bad change from the Sharks as Malkin sent Phil Kessel in on a rush. Sharks goalie Martin Jones stopped Kessels shot, but Cole knocked in the rebound for his first career playoff goal. Eric Fehr seals the game with Pittsburghs third goal Malkin then got his goal when he tapped in a perfect pass from Kessel for Pittsburghs first power-play goal of the series.The Sharks pushed back late in the second and Murray was forced into a smart save to deny Logan Couture after he was left all alone in the slot following a turnover by Kris Letang.Murray then stopped Patrick Marleau on a breakaway and saved a one-timer by Joe Pavelski early in the third before allowing his first goal as Karlsson beat him on a rebound of Brenden Dillons point shot with 11:53 to play.But he didnt flinch and again denied Pavelski, keeping the NHLs leading goal scorer this post-season without a point in the final.Fehr then provided the insurance when he beat Jones on an odd-man rush with 2:02 to play. Hyun-Jin Ryu Jersey . 5 Trade Deadline is drawing closer and teams will be deciding on whether to buy or sell. Yu Darvish Jersey . Jamies number grades given are out of five, with five being the best mark. Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers (5) – He had good saves on Giroux, Akeson, and Hartnell tonight.What’s on your sports bucket list? St. Louis Bar and Grill wants to know. Seeing a game at Old Trafford? Watching the big event live in Arizona? Perhaps an outdoor hockey game? Text “Bucket List” to 10-50-50 along with what sporting event is on your sports bucket list and you could win up to $500 in St. Louis Gift Cards. Listen daily to the Hayes Show from 2-4 to win a $100 St. Louis Bar and Grill GC. On February 1st we’ll announce the grand prize $500 St. Louis Bar and Grill GC winner. No purchasse necessary. Joc Pederson Jersey. Contest starts at 2:00 p.m. ET on January 12 – closes at 4:00 p.m. ET on Feb 1, 2015. Open to legal residents of Ontario, Canada who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Some restrictions apply. Correct answer to a mathematical skill testing question required. Approximate retail value of each of the 15 (15) Prize(s) is $100.00 CAD. One (1) grand prize is valued at $500.00. Odds of winning a / the Prize(s) will depend upon the total number of phone call entries. 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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LONDON -- Vancouvers Vasek Pospisil and American partner Jack Sock won the Wimbledon mens doubles title on Saturday in an upset of the defending champions Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in a three-hour, six-minute thriller. Darren McFadden Jersey . Pospisil and Sock were playing together for the first time and are the first team since 2000 (Lleyton Hewitt and Max Mirnyi) to win a Grand Slam title in their first tournament together. The Bryan twins were bidding for a 16th Grand Slam doubles title and 99th overall. Pospisil said they had a simple formula for beating the all-time best doubles pair in Grand Slam history. "Close your eyes; hope you play the best tennis of your life," he said, smiling. Sock and Pospisil were playing on Centre Court for the first time. Pospisil, ranked 179th in the speciality, was playing in only his fifth doubles event at a major. "We had a lot of fun, people could see that," Sock said. "Thats part of why we did well. We really enjoyed being out there. As kids we grew up watching this tournament. This is what we kind of dreamed of doing." The 21-year-old Sock became the third-youngest player to win both a Grand Slam mens doubles title and a Grand Slam mixed doubles championship in the Open era, adding to the mixed title he won with American Melanie Oudin at the U.S. Open in 2011. Todd Woodbridge and John McEnroe, both 20, were the only men to win both titles at a younger age, with McEnroe being the youngest. Pospisils previous best was the round of 16 with Ottawas Jesse Levine at Wimbledon in 2013 and with Torontos Daniel Nestor at the 2013 US Open. The last time there was a Canadian man in the Wimbledon doubles final was in 2009 when Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic won their second All England Club title. Pospisil and Sock saved four match points over two fifth-set games before Scok drilled a winner down the line for the historic victory. Nestor and Kristina Mladenovic of France lost to Mirnyi and Chan Hao-Ching of Taiwan 7-6 (4), 7-5 in the mixed doubles semifinal. Nestor and Mladenovic saved three match points on the Chan serve before Mirnyi poached a winning volley to end the 90-minute match. Kyle Wilber Jersey .com) - Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is set to return Tuesday against Nashville after sitting out the past two games because of a minor upper body injury. Stephen Paea Jersey . 1 goaltender tonight when they conclude a four-game road trip versus the Winnipeg Jets.NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 25 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away from the reeling Los Angeles Lakers for a 109-102 victory Wednesday night.Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 11 assists for New Orleans. Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday each added 17 points.Kobe Bryant scored 33 on 10-of-28 shooting, one night after setting the NBA record for most missed field goals in a career.Carlos Boozer had 16 points and Jeremy Lin 15 for the Lakers, who lost their second straight and dropped to 1-7 this season.The Lakers were as close as 63-60 on Lins jumper from about 4 feet behind the 3-point line in the middle of the third quarter, but the Pelicans closed the period on a 22-12 run that included nine points from Holiday.New Orleans dominated inside and got several easy baskets, outscoring Los Angeles 60-34 in the paint. That also played a part in the Pelicans shooting 54.9 per cent (45 of 82), compared to 41.7 per cent (35 of 84) for the LakersOmer Asik grabbed 13 rebounds for New Orleans, which outrebounded Los Angeles 44-38. Ed Davis had 11 boards for the Lakers.Wesley Johnson and Jordan Hill each scored 10 points for Los Angeles.The game marked the fourth time since last season that Davis reached at least 25 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks in a game. The rest of the NBA has combined to do that twice in that span.BBryants point total was the highest for any player against the Pelicans this season. Roger Staubach Jersey. ___TIP-INSLakers: G Ronnie Price was ejected in the second half for a flagrant-2 foul on Austin Rivers. Price caught Rivers with a forearm across the face as Rivers drove to the basket. Officials initially called a regular foul and then upgraded it after video review. ... Lakers coach Byron Scott said he could not yet forecast when Wayne Ellington might return from his leave of absence, which was granted by the team after Ellingtons father was found fatally shot on Sunday in Philadelphia. Scott said he is not going to rush the reserve guard back and wants him to return when hes ready. ... Scott said hes hopeful forward Ryan Kelly could return from a sore right hamstring by Friday against San Antonio and that swingman Nick Young could be back from a torn ligament in his right thumb by next week.Pelicans: Small forward Luke Babbitt played for the first time since spraining a finger on his left hand at Memphis on Nov. 3. He played 17 minutes and had three points and one rebound. ... The Pelicans have won three of their last four against the Lakers, who had won 12 straight in the series before a New Orleans victory in the first meeting last season.UP NEXTLakers: Host the San Antonio Spurs on Friday.Pelicans: Host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. 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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DENVER -- A person with knowledge of the situation says the Denver Nuggets have traded Kosta Koufos to the Memphis Grizzlies and have also dealt their first-round pick in Thursday nights draft to the Utah Jazz. Giacomo Bonaventura Jersey . The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deals hadnt been announced. The Nuggets didnt want to pay another young prospect to sit on their bench. So, they traded Frenchman Rudy Gobert, whom they selected with the 27th pick, to the Jazz for cash and the 46th pick, the person said. They also traded Koufos to the Grizzlies for forward Darrell Arthur and the 55th pick, opening the way for JaVale McGee to start for them in 2013-14. Stefano Sturaro Jersey . And by all indications, the team is expected to select phenom Connor McDavid with their selection. The Buffalo Sabres, who were knocked down to the second overall pick after finishing with the worst regular season record, are expected to take the other generational player in Jack Eichel. Mattia Perin Jersey .9 million deal Thursday. The 25-year McGinn had 19 goals and 19 assists in 79 games last season in helping the Avalanche tie a franchise record with 52 wins. TORONTO -- Sergio Santos is leaving Toronto, but the Blue Jays hope his absence is temporary. The Blue Jays designated the right-handed former closer for assignment Monday, which meant putting him on waivers because he was out of minor league options. General manager Alex Anthopoulos hopes the 31-year-old can get back into major-league form while pitching for triple-A Buffalo, provided he clears waivers Wednesday. "The way to get things worked out is to go throw some innings," Anthopoulos said. "We hope this is a quick move, get some innings, get hot and come back because we certainly could use the help." Santos hadnt been helping the Blue Jays much lately, giving up five earned runs on seven hits in 2 1/3 innings over his past four appearances. He issued four walks in that time, and Anthopoulos singled out a lack of command as the biggest issue. Because of that, and because Toronto is chasing down the American League East-leading Baltimore Orioles, there havent been many opportunities for manager John Gibbons to help Santos out by putting him into games. "Its tough to find spots to find that groove a little bit," Gibbons said. "Hes a little out of whack right now, but its tough to find him work." Santos is making US$3.75 million, which could deter other teams, even those searching for bullpen help, from claiming him off waivers. Anthopoulos didnt want to discuss the odds of Santos making it through. What the Blue Jays GM made clear was that Santos was still very much wanted, adding that he wouldnt explore trade options. Anthopoulos also said Santos, who has a 7.78 earned-run average in 24 appearances this season and briefly filled in for injured closer Casey Janssen, had not asked to be traded. "Hes a very accountable guy, he knows he hasnt pitched to his ability," Anthopoulos said. "He knows he can be a dominant closer, setup guy, whatever is needed. I think like anybody hes got all the belief in the world in himself and hell be fine. Hell get it back." In his place, the Blue Jays recaalled left-handed reliever Rob Rasmussen from Buffalo. Riccardo Montolivo Jersey. In two previous call-ups this season, the 25-year-old allowed four earned runs in six innings while striking out seven. With Rasmussen on the 25-man roster in place of Santos, the Jays have just two right-handed relievers ahead of Janssen in Dustin McGowan and Todd Redmond. They have four lefties in Brett Cecil, Aaron Loup, Brad Mills and now Rasmussen, but Anthopoulos said he was not concerned about the lack of balance there. "We dont look at it that way," Anthopoulos said. "Were looking at just guys that can get outs for us. Right, left, submarine, whatever it is: If you can get three outs, its fine." Santos hadnt been able to do that effectively, which led to Mondays move. After a strong September that saw him post a 0.90 ERA in 10 appearances, Santos couldnt locate his fastball well enough to get ahead of hitters. "Theres no doubt it starts there. His sliders his out pitch, but you cant get to the slider if you dont get the fastball over," Anthopoulos said. "Theres very few guys ... that can just go slider, slider, slider the entire time." Anthopoulos said Santos would be a "priority guy" with the Bisons if he clears waivers so that he can throw a lot of innings and get his command back. Anthopoulos added there was no doubt Santos was healthy enough and that command problems were not a result of injury, even though Santos has some history of arm troubles. If its a matter of confidence, Gibbons isnt worried about Santos. "Everybody battles (a lack of confidence) when things get tough," he said. "But I think its more just putting it together again." Notes -- Workouts continued Monday for injured players Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind and Brett Lawrie. Encarnacion and Lind are in Dunedin, Fla., and Gibbons said each player took batting practice on the field while Encarnacion also fielded some ground balls. Lawrie, who is in Toronto, did throwing and agility drills. 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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Jordan Henderson deserves the chance to captain England in Tuesdays World Cup qualifier in Slovenia, says John Aldridge. Sterling Shepard Jersey . The Liverpool captain takes the armband from Wayne Rooney, who has been dropped to the bench by England interim boss Gareth Southgate.And former Liverpool striker Aldridge believes Southgates decision to appoint midfielder Henderson is the right one. England interim manager Gareth Southgate says Jordan Hendersons experience as Liverpool captain made him the stand out candidate to replace Wayne Rooney He wrote in his Liverpool Echo column: What a great honour it is for Jordan Henderson to captain England against Slovenia.Its another sign of his development and he deserves it. Henderson has had so many doubters over the years and I must admit I was one of them during his first season at Anfield, when he didnt do himself justice.But over time he has grown as a player and as a leader. OK, it was only Malta on Saturday but Henderson was head and shoulders above anyone else on that pitch at Wembley. A look back at Jordan Hendersons career with club and country Hes such an honest player. He never hides. Hes always looking to get on the ball. After a tough year with injuries, he has proved hes back to his best this season and thats great news both for Liverpool and England. You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the British Masters on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: Rooney will not quit England Slovenia v England preview Henderson: Roo our leader Rooney dropped to benchDevon Kennard Jersey . Neither made it that far in 2013. Not even close. Federer lost his second match at the All England Club. Nadal exited in the first round, a year after bowing out in the second. Phil McConkey Jersey . Woods said Friday that his charity event, which attracts a world-class field even without being part of any tour, will move in December 2014 to Isleworth, the course where he honed his professional game from 1996 until moving away to south Florida two years ago.STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi State was crushed twice by Florida last season, once by 35 points and the other by 25. This time around, the margin was just 11. That represents progress for Mississippi State, which lost 62-51 to No. 3 Florida on Thursday night, but the gap between the Gators and the Bulldogs is still vast. "Our team is growing," Mississippi State coach Rick Ray said. "But weve still got a ways to go." Mississippi State (13-7, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) lost for the first time at home during conference play. Colin Borchert scored 15 and Craig Sword 12 for Mississippi State. Casey Prather scored 16 points, Patric Young added 12 and the Gators used a 16-4 run early in the second half to turn a tight game into a relatively easy victory. Florida has won 12 straight this season and four in a row against the Bulldogs. It was the 12th time this season Florida (18-2, 7-0) held an opponent to 60 points or fewer. "We cant always control the ball going in the basket," Young said. "But we can control our energy on the defensive end." And that energy was intense the entire night. Mississippi State shot a respectable 23 of 54 (42.6 per cent) from the field, but had to work hard on every possession. The Bulldogs briefly took a 31-30 lead early in the second half on Gavin Wares layup, but the Gators responded with a 16-4 run. Mississippi State couldnt muster the energy for a rally. Florida coach Billy Donovan said the key to stopping Mississippi State was keeping them off the free throw line. The Bulldogs had 117 combined free-throw attempts in three SEC home games this season. They were just 1 of 6 on Thursday. "A huge key was if we could defend them off the bounce and not foul," Donovan said. "I thought we did a good job there." Floridas Michael Frazier II had just nine points, but his three 3-pointers helped the Gators keep a comfortable lead throughout most of the second half. The 6-foot-4 sophomore missed his first six 3-point attempts before the last three dropped. The Gators shot 6 of 20 (30 per cent) from 3-point range and 8 of 19 (42. Weston Richburg Jersey. 1 per cent) on free throws. Chris Walker, Floridas touted 6-foot-10 freshman forward, is expected to make his college debut on Tuesday against Missouri after being cleared by the NCAA. His arrival will give the Gators some much needed frontcourt depth. But Young was enough on Thursday. The powerful 6-foot-9, 240-pound senior was a consistent presence on both ends of the court, providing timely baskets and post defence. "No disrespect to Mississippi State, but theyre probably not going to win an SEC championship this year," Young said. "We have an opportunity to do that, and we need to play to a championship level." Prather went to the locker room briefly in the first half after an ankle injury, but returned to shoot 7 of 8 from the field. His baseline drive and dunk gave the Gators a 55-42 lead with 5 minutes left that ended any remaining doubt. Mississippi State had an 11-1 record at Humphrey Coliseum coming into Thursdays game and was tough once again on its home floor. Tyson Cunningham made an off-balance 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down to spark an 8-0 run at the end of the first half, and I.J. Readys layup a few seconds before the buzzer pulled the Bulldogs within 27-26. Florida was coming off a dominant defensive performance in a 67-41 victory over Tennessee on Saturday, and the teams length and athleticism also gave the Bulldogs problems. But the Gators couldnt hit shots -- making just 10 of 27 (37 per cent) from the field in the first half. Nothing was easy. Young hit a couple inside buckets early in the second half and Prathers layup at the rim gave the Gators a 42-32 advantage with 12:05 remaining. Mississippi State had a couple of good moments in the second half, but Floridas superior depth, size and athleticism proved too much to overcome. Ready added 10 points for the Bulldogs. "Offensively we had our problems," Mississippi State coach Rick Ray. "I thought we had a plethora of opportunities in the first half to finish at the rim that we just didnt get done." 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 -- Clayton Kershaw pitched eight dominant innings and the seemingly unstoppable Los Angeles Dodgers won their 10th straight Saturday night, beating Philadelphia 5-0 to keep the Phillies scoreless in two games under new manager Ryne Sandberg. Solomon Thomas Jersey . Juan Uribe hit a three-run homer, Kershaw had an RBI double and the NL West-leading Dodgers improved to 25-3 after the All-Star break. They have won 19 of their last 20 road games and are 42-8 overall since June 22, the best 50-game stretch in the majors since the 1942 St. Louis Cardinals had the same record. The previous team to win 19 of 20 road games was the 1916 New York Giants, according to STATS. The 10-game winning streak is the longest for Los Angeles since an 11-game run in 2006. Meanwhile, the skidding Phillies have yet to cross home plate since manager Charlie Manuel was fired Friday in the middle of a second-half swoon. They were blanked 4-0 by Zack Greinke and the Dodgers in Sandbergs debut and have now lost 21 of 25. Both teams were .500 at the All-Star break. Kershaw (12-7) allowed three hits and lowered his NL-best ERA to 1.80. He struck out eight and walked one. Uribe singled and doubled before hitting a three-run shot to break the game open in the eighth inning. The win was Kershaws first in nine career games against the Phillies. The left-hander also helped himself at the plate with a run-scoring double. His seven RBIs lead the Dodgers pitching staff. Brandon League worked the ninth to secure Los Angeles major league-best 16th shutout. It was the 12th time the Phillies have been blanked this season. Philadelphias lone threat came in the eighth, when Casper Wells doubled and John Mayberry Jr. walked with one out. But Erik Kratz popped out and after a wild pitch, pinch-hitter Carlos Ruiz struck out. Kyle Kendrick (10-10) laboured through six effective innings for the Phillies, yielding two runs and seven hits. He was aided by four double plays, including ones that ended the third, fourth and fifth innings. The Dodgers opened the game with two singles and scored their first run when Mayberry let a grounder get by him at first base for an error. Los Angeles could have had more, but Andre Ethier grounded into bases-loaded double play. Uribe and Kershaw hit consecutive doubles in the fifth to make it 2-0. Domonic Brown got the Phillies first hit in the fifth inning. He was later picked off first base. NOTES: Kershaw also leads the NL in innings (190 1-3) and strikeouts (182). ... The Dodgers boast the National Leagues best winning percentage away from home at .583 (35-25). They have won six straight games at Citizens Bank Park. ... Phillies RHP Roy Halladay will make his second minor league rehab start Tuesday with Class-A Lakewood. Halladay (2-4, 8.65 ERA) has not pitched since May 5. ... Phillies RHP Jonathan Pettibone will also make a rehab start Tuesday, for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. ... Cole Hamels (5-13, 3.65) is scheduled to start for the Phillies in the series finale against Ricky Nolasco (9-9, 3.62). Cornellius Carradine Jersey . Sami Vatanen had a goal and an assist and Anaheim used a four-goal first period to extend their winning streak to six games with a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Jaquiski Tartt Jersey . - Kyle Wood and Barclay Goodrow scored second period power-play goals to provide all of the scoring for the North Bay Battalion in a 2-0 victory over the Erie Otters in Ontario Hockey League action on Thursday.Michael Schumachers doctors have started the process of bringing the former Formula One champion out of the coma he has been in since a skiing accident a month ago, his manager said Thursday. The 45-year-old Schumacher suffered serious head injuries when he fell and hit the right side of his helmet on a rock in the French resort of Meribel on Dec. 29. The seven-time F1 champion has been in an induced coma in Grenoble University Hospital since then, although his condition stabilized following surgery after initially being described as critical. And now doctors are slowly trying to wake him up. "Michaels sedation is being reduced in order to allow the start of the waking up process which may take a long time," Schumachers manager, Sabine Kehm, said in a statement. One reason for reducing the sedation is to see if the swelling has gone down in the patients brain and to assess what level of functions has been retained. Kehm said she was only providing an update now on Schumachers condition to clarify media leaks, and that no further details would be provided. French newspaper lEquipe first reported on Wednesday that doctors had started waking Schumacher. "The family of Michael Schumacher is again requessting to respect its privacy and the medical secret, and to not disturb the doctors treating Michael in their work," Kehm said. Tom Rathman Jersey. "At the same time, the family wishes to express sincere appreciation for the worldwide sympathy. ... For the protection of the family, it was originally agreed by the interested parties to communicate this information only once this process was consolidated. Please note that no further updates will be given." Schumacher was being kept artificially sedated and his body temperature was lowered to between 34 and 35 degrees Celsius (93.2 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit), to reduce swelling in the brain, reduce its energy consumption and allow it to rest. Schumacher earned universal acclaim for his uncommon and sometimes ruthless driving talent, which led to a record 91 race wins. He retired from Formula One in 2012 after garnering an unmatched seven world titles. Schumi, as his fans affectionately call him, was famously aggressive on the track and no less intense away from driving. In retirement, he remained an avid skydiver, horseback rider, and skier. The accident happened on a family vacation in the Alps as Schumacher was skiing with his 14-year-old son. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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TSN Soccer analyst Gareth Wheelers Midweek Musings on the Barclays Premier League. Logan Forsythe Jersey . Welcome to the goal-line technology era in British top-flight football.  Seamless, wasnt it?  I bet you hardly noticed.  Makes you wonder whats taken so long. One of the sights of the opening weekend in the Barclays Premier League came Sunday (as seen on TSN, heard on TSN Radio) as Chelsea right-back Branislav Ivanovic had his header on goal cleared off the line by Hull City goalkeeper Allan McGregor.  The play ominous, as it was the first decent shout for the use of the goal-line technology.  Instead of running over to the linesman or shouting at the match official, all Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had to do was turn to the fourth official for a verdict.  A simple look and he had his answer. Mourinho, in his always-colourful fashion, arms flailing, turned to fourth official Andre Marriner.  Holding his wrist, Marriner showed Mourinho his red and black watch.  The device wasnt vibrating.  No flash of the word goal.  And it was understood the ball didnt cross the line.  The two men had a laugh.  As did Hull City manager Steve Bruce.  The two managers even shared a hug.  And it was over with. The television replay and subsequent graphic confirmed what we all knew.  No lengthy debate.  No prolonged protestations.  The situation was over.  No goal.  The technology got it right.  Simple.  Quick.  And effective. Hawk-Eye goal-line technology has been developed since 1999 and used in the Premier League for the first time on the weekend.  Its the same technology thats revolutionized tennis with instant replays on hotly contested shots; in or out and a decisive answer.  It takes less than a second for the high-speed cameras to determine whether the ball has crossed the line on the pitch.  Although its inevitably at the referees discretion to ask the fourth official for the goal/no-goal verdict based upon the encrypted wristwatch, the man in charge would be a fool not to use his help through technology.  Sunday was exhibit A how efficient it was executed. Many fought diligently to keep goal-line technology out of football.  FIFA president Sepp Blatter dragged his feet accepting the clear benefits of technology, saying rejecting hi-tech progress put the game in a special place, creating more fascination and popularity in the game.  Human error was deemed to be charming and a catalyst for conversation and debate.  Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand concurs, speaking out against goal-line technology before the season.  Ferdinand believes "Incidents like that add to the game because it runs into radio phone-ins, people talk about it in the pub and in other media.  Was it a goal or wasnt it."  I strongly disagree. Debate will always exist in football.  Various approaches to the game, and more importantly, the subjective nature of officiating provides substantial fodder to argue and discuss.  A match-officials interpretation and implementation of the rules of the game, what is a foul and how to manage proceedings varies from match to match.  Just ask Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway how he felt about the opening weekend officiating.  Holloway provided plenty of food for thought.  The conversation to do with on field injustice is going nowhere.  Penalty calls, foul calls around the box, what constitutes a proper caution or sending off, even a flag offside are entirely unpredictable and an imperfect science.  Whether a ball crosses a goal-line is black and white.  Its not subjective in nature.  Its a game-changing call.  And it has to be correct. I covered the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and was in attendance in Bloemfontein for Englands 4-1 loss to Germany in the Round of 16.  Germany held a 2-1 lead in the first half.  Frank Lampards shot from outside the box hit off the bottom of the crossbar and over the goal-line before spinning back out of the net.  The linemans flag stayed down.  No goal.  The crowd was irate.  Mere seconds after the play, a photographer in front of me turned and showed photo evidence.  It wasnt even close.  The ball crossed the line.  The match was immediately riddled in controversy.  And England lost their way. In 2005, Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll was bailed out by the linesman for what could have been one of the biggest howlers in Premier League history.  Spurs midfielder Pedro Mendes hit the ball from just inside Uniteds half.  It was a floater.  Carroll stumbled, failed to cover and put the ball into his own net.  In a moment of panic, Carroll scooped the ball out and the play carried on.  It was a shocking miss by the match officials.  And a clear sign technology was needed to help during such critical moments.  The match ended in a scoreless draw.  And Carrolls blushes were saved.  The embarrassment of the referees was not. Goal-line technology is the ultimate helping hand.  Argument over whether the ball crossed the line is nonsensical with video replay from multiple angles providing irrefutable evidence.  Lets save our debate for the subjective side of the game.  Hawk-Eye goal-line technology ensures that.  And the Premier League is better for it. - Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and Everton boss Roberto Martinez have criticized transfer activity and the approaches of their players as the transfer window remains open despite the start of the Premier League season.  The window stays open until September 2nd.  Pardew has called for the transfer window to be closed before the first ball of the season is kicked.  And hes absolutely right.  Get rid of the distraction.  Get rid of the excuse.  A team should be forced to do team business in the run-up to the season.  The preseason instead has become a time to trek around the world on sponsorship and business endeavours.  Take care of your transfer business first.  And dont let it linger.  Close the window early. - Manchester City showed their title credentials in Mondays 4-0 win over Newcastle.  The bad news, captain Vincent Kompany will miss three weeks with a groin injury, putting his fitness in question for the match-day five meeting with Manchester United.  The positive news, Citys next three matches come against newly promoted Cardiff and Hull, as well as lowly Stoke.  Kompanys loss mitigated by poor competition. - Widespread questioning of Manchester Uniteds title chances seemed to have quelled to a certain degree after scoring four at Swansea.  But the need for upgrades in the transfer market has not.  Uniteds double swoop attempt for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines is a curious one, with Everton going public about the move.  Its a curious tactic Everton revealing Uniteds approach.  The tactic signals a possible negotiating ploy out of Goodison Park to drive up the price of the players, rather than being insulted by the bid, as Martinez proclaims.  There has to be more than what appears. Uniteds bid for Fellaini makes sense to fill a need at central midfield.  A move for Baines doesnt make much sense at all.  Patrice Evra has been fantastic at left-back for United for the better part of the last two years.  United would be better off pursuing a younger successor for the position.  A player like Southampton 18-year old Luke Shaw makes much more sense. - It looks like Yohan Cabaye will leave Newcastle for Arsenal.  A price needs to be settled, but it seems the Emirates is the most likely destination for the Frenchman.  The bigger question; would Cabaye solve Arsenals problems?  Arsene Wenger is under pressure to buy, but the team would be better off investing in a new goalkeeper, a reliable centre-back and a top class striker.  A player like Cabaye falls further down a preferred shopping list.  - Its always good seeing smaller clubs buy intelligently, bringing in players specific to the clubs needs.  After a terrible start to last season upon promotion and through a managerial change, Southampton has emerged a dangerous club showing ambition.  The spine of the team up the middle is all-important to competing week after week in the Prem.  And the Saints have significantly upgraded those areas.  Centre-back Dejan Lovren (Lyon), central midfielder Victor Wanyama (Celtic), and striker Pablo Osvaldo (Roma) bring substance to an already talented side. A push for a Europa League spot is not crazy to suggest. - Impressive teams not picking up three points: Everton, Swansea. - Not sure what they are: Fulham, West Brom, Liverpool. - Performer of the week: Robin van Persie (Manchester United) - Biggest disappointment: Arsenal. - Underrated players: Kevin Nolan (West Ham), Steven Pineaar (Everton), Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace), Sascha Riether (Fulham) - Match-day two fixture(s) to watch: Manchester United v Chelsea, Tottenham v Swansea You can reach Gareth at gareth.wheeler@bellmedia.ca or follow him on Twitter, @WheelerTSN Cody Bellinger Jersey . Ashley Wagner will skate in the womens short program for a U.S. team thats in seventh place. Davis and White won the silver medal at the Vancouver Games and are two-time world champions. Justin Turner Jersey . Coverage on TSN is underway now while action resumes on TSN2 at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. TSN GO also offers TSN subscribers bonus online coverage, with live streams of all four venues.LONDON, England - Bottom-place Fulham beat Newcastle 1-0 on Saturday for its first win in the Premier League since New Years Day. The Cottagers last victory came in a 2-1 home win over West Ham when Rene Meulensteen was still in charge. Since then, a miserable run of seven defeats and two draws has seen the club part with the Dutch coach and replace him with German Felix Magath. And the 60-year-old Magath claimed his first victory since taking over when Ashkan Dejagah cut in from the left before rifling a shot under goalkeeper Tim Krul in the 68th minute. The win sees Fulham move to within three points of Crystal Palace in 17th place while Newcastle was left in ninth on 43 points. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew served the first of his seven-game ban for headbutting an opposing player. -- SWANSEA, Wales - West Bromwich Albion recovered from conceding an early goal by scoring twice in the second half to earn a 2-1 win at Swansea on Saturday in the Premier League. A day after severing ties with striker Nicolas Anelka, West Brom had a terrible start as Roland Lamah put Swansea ahead in just the second minute. But Stephane Sessegnon equalized in the 52nd and Youssuf Mulumbu netted the winner in the 85th to put West Brom three points above the relegation zone. They are now just one point behind 14-place Swansea. West Brom announced late Friday it had fired Anelka after the French forward said on Twitter that he had terminated his contract following his ban for a controversial goal celebration gesture. Spanish striker Michu came on as a substitute for Swansea, making his return after a lengthy injury layoff. -- SOUTHAMPTON, England - Southampton secured a 4-2 win over relegation-threatened Norwich in the English Premier League on Saturday. The Saints took a fifth-minute lead when Morgan Schneiderlin raced onto midfielder Gaston Ramirezss pass before slotting past John Ruddy. Mike Piazza Jersey. The visitors found themselves chasing a two-goal margin when substitute Ricky Lambert struck seconds after his introduction in the 57th. Lambert then turned provider for Jay Rodriguez, who converted from close range in the 72nd. Norwich set up a dramatic finale after grabbing two goals in quick succession. First through substitute Johan Elmander in the 85th before Robert Snodgrass beat goalkeeper Artur Boruc seconds later. But youngster Sam Gallacher calmed Southampton nerves as Norwich chased the equalizer, with the Canaries now a mere four points outside the relegation zone. -- SUNDERLAND, England - Crystal Palace held Sunderland to a 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Saturday in a game between two sides fighting to stave off relegation. The hosts dominated possession but struggled to create scoring chances, with Fabio Borini coming closest in the 83rd minute when his hard shot hit the crossbar. Kagisho Dikgacoi missed a late chance for the visitors to steal the win when his shot from the centre of the box went wide. Palace remained three points above Sunderland in 17th place, but the visitors have two games in hand. -- STOKE, England -- Peter Odemwingie scored twice as Stoke came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 and move further away from relegation danger in the English Premier League on Saturday. England striker Andy Carroll gave West Ham the lead in the fifth minute with his first goal since April, only for Peter Crouchs acrobatic effort to strike the shoulder of Odemwingie and ricochet in for the equalizer in the 32nd. Marko Arnautovic put Stoke ahead in the 69th and Odemwingie finished a counter attack with a powerful shot from an acute angle with 11 minutes to go. Stoke moved into the top half while West Ham is six points clear of the relegation zone. 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 New York Rangers have signed unrestricted free-agent defenceman Dan Boyle to a contract reportedly worth $9 million over two years. Marcus Allen Jersey . The 37-year-old Boyle scored 12 goals and added 24 assists in 75 games with the San Jose Sharks in 2013-14. His rights were dealt to the New York Islanders following the Sharks first-round playoff exit in exchange for a conditional fifth-round draft pick in 2015. The 2013-14 season marked the final year of a six-year deal Boyle signed prior to the 2008-09 season worth an average annual value of $6.67 million. One of the most productive offensive defencemen in the NHL over the course of the 21st century, Boyle has registered at least 30 points in every full NHL season since 2001-02 save 2007-08 when he was held to just 37 games. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Florida Panthers in 1998, Boyle has scored 144 goals and 417 assists for 561 points in 954 career games with the Panthers, Sharks and Tampa Bay Lightning. He was a member of the Lightnings 2003-04 Stanley Cup-winning team. He has twice been named to the NHLs Second All-Star Team (2006-07 and 2008-09). Boyle has also represented Canada on a number of occasions, winning gold at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. The Rangers also re-signed forward Dominic Moore to a two-year, $3 million contract and signed unrestricted free-agent forward Tanner Glass to a three-year contract worth $1.45 million per season. Moore, 33, scored six goals and added 12 assists for 18 points in 73 games with the Rangers in 2013-2014. Glass, 30, scored four goals and added nine assists for 13 points in 67 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2013-2014. The Rangers also signed defenceman Mike Kostka to a one-year contract and added Chris Mueller on a one-year deal. Later in the day they signed defenceman Steve Kampfer to a two-way deal. He played in Iowa of the American Hockey League this past season. Defenceman Matt Hunwick was signed as well to a one-year deal worth $600, 000. Justin Houston Jersey . -- DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points, nine rebounds and six steals to lead the Sacramento Kings to their third straight preseason win, a 107-90 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. Mitchell Schwartz Jersey . Wiggins, who had been seen as a contender for a podium finish in Paris, was one of about 20 riders caught near the back of the peloton with 38 kilometres to go in the 218-km flat stage from Le Mans to Chateauroux.Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Indianapolis Colts captured their second straight AFC South crown with a 17-10 win over the Houston Texans. Indianapolis defense held the Texans to 289 total yards and forced a couple of turnovers, including an interception late that ended Houstons last chance to make a comeback. Andrew Luck was held under 200 yards passing for the second time this season for the Colts (10-4), who only had 278 yards of offense themselves. Luck did connect with Hakeem Nicks and Dwayne Allen on second-quarter touchdown passes, while finishing 18-of-34 for 187 yards and an interception. It wasnt pretty, but to be division champs is special, and were excited about that, said Luck. Dan Herron led the Colts with 60 yards on the ground. T.Y. Hilton added 50 receiving yards on four catches. Houston (7-7) lost starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick with a leg injury in the second quarter, forcing rookie Tom Savage into duty. Savage completed 10- of-19 passes for 127 yards and an interception in his NFL debut. Arian Foster ran for 99 yards on 26 carries for the Texans, while DeAndre Hopkins caught five passes for 77 yards. Fitzpatrick got hurt on a second-down run early in the second quarter with the game tied at 7-7. On Savages second play under center, a miscommunication with Foster led to a 5-yard loss, while a mishandled handoff to Foster on Houstons next possession was recovered by Indianapolis, which turned the ball over a play earlier when Reggie Wayne was stripped on a short catch. Indianapolis was able to take advantage of the miscue, as Lucks 3-yard touchdown pass to Allen capped a 37-yard drive that gave the Colts a 14-7 lead. Weve got to work on the ball handling at practice more, said Texans coach Bill OBrien. We work on it every day, but hell get better at that. A 35-yard connection between Savage and Hopkins late in the first half moved the chains before the drive stalled in Colts territory. The Texans took the field to punt from the Indianapolis 40, but instead snapped the ball to running back Alfred Blue. The Colts sniffed out the fake, however, and tackled Blue for a 2-yard loss. It appeared the Colts were able to take advantage of Houstons aggressiveness before the half came to an end, when Donte Moncrief caught a 48-yard pass in the end zone off a deeflection. Tamba Hali Jersey. However, a holding penalty negated the score. J.J. Watt then sacked Luck for the second time in the half as time expired. Foster scored a 25-yard touchdown on fourth down early in the final quarter, but a holding penalty on the outside negated the score. Houston settled for the field goal, and Randy Bullock nailed a 53-yarder to cut the deficit to 14-10. Houston moved the ball back into Colts territory on its next drive, but its fourth-down woes continued. Savages pass to Hopkins fell incomplete, and the Texans gave the ball back to Indianapolis. Taking over with 7:14 remaining, the Colts embarked on a time-consuming drive that drained over five minutes off the clock. Adam Vinatieris 29-yard field goal capped the drive to extend the lead to 17-10. The last drive was huge, said Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano. The three points was enough. Inside the two-minute warning, Houston was facing a 3rd-and-3 still in its own territory. Savage fired the ball to Hopkins down the left sideline, but after the receiver got his hands on the ball, it fell to the turf due to a big hit by Sergio Brown. On the following play, Savage was picked off by Vontae Davis to end the comeback bid. Luck threw behind Coby Fleener on the Colts third drive of the game, and Houstons Kendrick Lewis was in position to take advantage. He intercepted the pass and easily returned it for a 27-yard touchdown, making Luck miss a tackle along the way for Houstons only trip into the end zone. The Colts were able to tie the game at 7-7 on the first play of the second quarter. Nicks found a huge hole in Houstons zone coverage, received the pass from Luck and lowered his shoulder into Lewis as he crossed the goal line for the 26-yard score. Game Notes Indianapolis ran its winning streak to four games ... Houstons winning streak was snapped at two ... The Colts are now 13-0 all-time against Houston in Indianapolis ... The Texans have forced a takeaway in 15 straight games ... Fosters streak of seven straight games with a touchdown ended ... Wayne set the Colts franchise record with 209 games played ... Indianapolis streak of 20 games with 20 or more points scored was snapped ... Watt tied Mario Williams for the Texans all-time franchise sack lead. 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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Melbourne, Australia- Stan Wawrinka put an end to Novak Djokovics three-year reign at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Andre Hal Jersey . There will be no Down Under four-peat for Djokovic, as the eighth-seeded Swiss slugger Wawrinka outlasted the second seed 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 at Melbourne Parks Rod Laver Arena in yet another five-set thriller in their burgeoning rivalry. The intense affair was tied at 5-5 in the fifth set when a rain shower started to fall, forcing a brief stoppage. When the players returned to the court, with Wawrinka serving at 40-15 in the 11th game of the stanza, the sturdy Swiss swatted his 17th ace to grab a 6-5 edge. Five games later, the former world No. 1 Djokovic was serving to stay in the match, but his Swiss counterpart recorded the biggest break of the fortnight on the mens side when Djokovic misfired wide with one final forehand, sending Wawrinka into his first-ever Aussie Open semi and second career major final four. He also appeared in last years U.S. Open semis, only to lose to Djokovic. Tuesdays big-hitting bout was completed in four hours, including a 79-minute, 16-game final set. Wawrinka broke Djokovic five times, while the Serb settled for four breaks in the tough setback. Djokovic actually won eight more points than Wawrinka (161-153), but one more break of serve was the difference on Day 9. "I tried everything. Hes an amazing champion. He never gives up. Im really, really, really, really, really, really happy," Wawrinka said. The 28-year-old Wawrinka had dropped his last 14 matches against the 26-year- old Djokovic, who is now 15-3 lifetime against the Swiss. Wawrinka hadnt beaten him since 2006. Djokovic outlasted Wawrinka in a five-set epic in the fourth round in Melbourne a year ago and also topped the Swiss in a brilliant five-set U.S. Open semi in September. "He deserved this win today. I congratulate him," Djokovic said. "There is nothing I can say. I gave it my best. I gave it all. I tried to fight until the last point, as I did in a very similar match we did last year in the fourth round, same court, but it wasnt to be this time." The six-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic had won his last 25 matches at the Aussie Open, where hed captured three straight and four of the last six championships. The super Serb had also appeared in 14 straight major semifinals before this week, the second-longest streak in history behind only Roger Federer record mark of 23. Djokovics loss on Tuesday marked his first since falling to Rafael Nadal in Septembers U.S. Open final (28-1). He had also won his last 13 matches overall against fellow top-10 players. Djokovic was trying to become the first man in the Open Era to win four straight Aussie crowns. Wawrinka, who had been 2-28 against top-two players, including 0-6 at Grand Slam events, joins Federer as the only Swiss men to reach multiple Grand Slam semifinals. His semifinal opponent on Thursday will be seventh-seeded former Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych, who upset third seed David Ferrer 6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Berdych, like Wawrinka, will now appear in his first-ever Aussie semi. The "Big Four" of Nadal, Djokovic, Murray and Federer have combined to win 34 of the last 35 Grand Slam events. The 13-time major champion Nadal was the Aussie champ in 2009 and runner-up to Djokovic in 2012; Murray is a three-time runner-up, including last year against Djokovic; and the 17-time Grand Slam king Federer owns four Aussie titles and was the 2009 runner-up here to Nadal. Xavier Su a-Filo Jersey . The 18-year-old Januzaj has made his breakthrough at United this season, including scoring twice in a 2-1 win over Sunderland before the recent international break. His performances have sparked a debate about where his international future lies. Ryan Griffin Jersey . - The Oakland Athletics say they are stopping negotiations to extend their lease at the Coliseum.PHILADELPHIA - All that quarterback uncertainty has stifled the Philadelphia Eagles offence. Michael Vicks return from a hamstring injury lasted less than a half, and coach Chip Kelly doesnt expect him to play at Oakland (3-4) next Sunday. Nick Foles took the ImPACT test on Monday, a first step toward returning from a concussion. But Kelly didnt have the results, so his status is day to day. That leaves Matt Barkley. The rookie has been the last QB standing the last two games for Philadelphia (3-5). Thats the positive for him. On the other hand, the Eagles have no points with Barkley under centre. Then again, its not just his fault. They managed only one field goal with Foles and Vick playing almost five quarters combined in losses to Dallas and the New York Giants. "Its not all on the quarterback," Kelly said Monday. "Its on all of us. We have to do a better job as a total group. I have confidence in the group. Its the same group for six games we were on track to set records. Were not going to do something new. We have to settle down and our playmakers have to make plays." Kellys up-tempo, hurry-up offence was on pace to set franchise records and much more after six games. The Eagles racked up at least 425 yards total offence in each of the first six games and averaged 27.7 points. But they combined for just 379 yards and 3 offensive points the last two weeks. LeSean McCoy, who leads the NFL with 733 yards rushing, had only 103 yards on 33 carries in the two losses. DeSean Jackson had only 11 catches for 84 yards in those games. So if their down to their No, 3 quarterback, other players have to step up, right? Well, theyre not. "It starts with me," McCoy said. "I feel like, coming into the game, we want to establish the run. Teams know that. I have to get out there and get it going. This offence has to do better, starting with myself." Barkley entered the game in tough spots two straight weeks. The Eagles trailed the Cowboys 17-3 when he replaced Foles in the fourtth quarter last week. Custom Houston Texans Jerseys. They were down 12-0 to the Giants when he took over for Vick in Sundays 15-7 loss. He threw interceptions on all three series against Dallas, and had two more turnovers in his seven drives vs. the Giants. Barkleys best series was his first against New York. He drove the Eagles from their 20 to the 2 before losing a fumble on first down. Kelly said Barkley shouldve thrown the ball away because both receivers were covered on the play. Instead, Barkley rolled out and ended up getting sacked and losing the ball. "You just have to remind yourself one play at a time," Barkley said. "Youre not going to win the game with one play. Its definitely different then starting from scratch, being 0-0 from opening kickoff. But I dont want to make that excuse for how we performed as an offence. We have a lot of things to correct across the board and it always starts with the quarterback, so we will watch this tape and see what needs to be fixed." Selected with the first pick in the fourth round of the draft, Barkley was a standout at Southern California. He rewrote the conference record book during a USC-record 47 starts over four seasons, becoming the Pac-12s leader in touchdown passes, yards passing, completions and total offence. But there are no easy opponents in the NFL. "Im just going to compete and see what happens with this week," Barkley said. "My confidence is not down. Its a tough loss and you hate to see that happen but Im not beating myself up. You look at those plays and replay some of them thinking what you could have done better, but you move on and we will see what happens this week but again I will prepare like I am starting." If Foles isnt cleared to play against the Raiders, the Eagles could add another quarterback. G.J. Kinne, who spent training camp with the team, was signed to the practice squad last week. Kinne, the former Tulsa starter, hasnt thrown a pass in the NFL, and Kelly views him as an all-around athlete for help in practice. 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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