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LONDON -- The English Football Association has charged Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway with misconduct after confronting the match officials following the teams Premier League opener against Tottenham. Holloway was unhappy that a penalty was awarded against his newly-promoted side, allowing Roberto Soldado to give Tottenham a 1-0 win from the spot. Just before then, Holloway was angry that referee Mark Clattenburg and his officials didnt spot a foul by Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli on Palace midfielder Stephen Dobbie. Holloway remonstrated with Clattenburg in the referees office after the match, and the FA says his behaviour amounted to "improper conduct." The FA also alleges that Holloway questioned the integrity of the referee and match officials with his post-match comments to the media. Holloway has until Friday to respond to the charge. Air Force 1 Alte Nere . The 33-year-old Spaniard, who held the lead since the second round, turned in a solid final round that featured six birdies and two bogeys to finish on 22-under 266. The victory is Garcias first this year with his last win coming at the Johor Open, an Asian Tour event in Malaysia last December. Air Force 1 Shell . Hoffman, the former star closer, will evaluate and help co-ordinate all pitchers at Double-A, Triple-A and the big league team. Byrnes says Hoffman "will be a key part of finishing the development of our younger pitchers. http://www.airforce1outletitalia.it/scontate-air-force-1-alte-graphic.html.Boston beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Tuesday night and celebrated consecutive wins for the first time in more than a month. Air Force 1 Mid Uomo . Kevin Durant certainly played like there was on Sunday night, scoring 36 points and grabbing 10 rebounds as the Thunder made quick work of the visiting Pacers with a 118-94 win. Air Force 1 Alte Special Field . That further limits the options of Australia coach Ewen McKenzie, who on Monday suspended six players who were involved in a night out in Dublin ahead of the Saturdays 32-15 win over the Irish. The Wallabies play Scotland on Saturday before facing Wales on Nov.Adam Scott is looking for a caddie now that he and Steve Williams have decided to end their partnership. Scott said in a statement Wednesday that he and Williams are at different stages of their lives. Williams has been on the bag for 14 majors -- 13 with Tiger Woods. He began working with Scott in the summer of 2012. He helped read the putt on the 110th hole at Augusta National last year when Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters.dddddddddddd Williams lives in New Zealand and has said he wants to cut back on his schedule. He says it became clear his plan was not going to fit with what Scott wanted. Williams said he would consider part-time work if the right job came along. ' ' '
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Wayne Rooney is about to be the highest-paid player in English football. According to various reports, the striker is about to sign a five-and-a-half year extension with Manchester United worth a reported 300,000 pounds a week that would see him at Old Trafford until 2019. The 28-year-old England international came over to United from Everton in 2004. Though a five-time Premier League champion and Champions League-winner with the club, Rooneys time with United has not gone without its controversy. In August of 2010, Rooney released a statement questioning the Red Devils ambition and declaring his intent to leave the club. Only days later in a dramatic turn of events, Rooney signed a contract extension. Towards the end of last season, Sir Alex Ferguson claimed that Rooney had submitted a transfer request and speculation grew about Rooneys future with the arrival of David Moyes at Old Trafford, Rooneys former manager at Everton with whom he shared a frosty relationship. Although, Rooney denied that he wanted out, he was linked for a majority of the summer with a move to rivals Chelsea. By the beginning of the season, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho delcared his pursuit of the striker dead. Defending champion United currently sits seventh in the BPL table, 11 points adrift of Liverpool for the final Champions League place. The clubs next fixture is on Saturday when it travels to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace. Harrison Barnes Jersey . The Brazil defender was substituted 13 minutes into Wednesdays 2-1 Copa del Rey win at Athletic Bilbao because of a right hamstring problem. Scans revealed a second grade tear which could keep him out for a reported four to six weeks. 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Sports reports that the Raptors have traded forward Steve Novak along with a second-round pick to the Utah Jazz in exchange for guard Diante Garrett - who will then be waived.NEW YORK, N.Y. - They have hung high above the Barclays Center plaza this season, oversized pictures of the faces of the Brooklyn Nets biggest stars. On the court, those players are looking pretty small. Deron Williams couldnt score in the last game. Kevin Garnett has barely scored at all. And the Miami Heat keep proving that when it comes to constructing a super team, still nobody has done it better. Up 2-0 even without needing huge efforts from LeBron James, the Heat try to push the Nets to the brink of elimination when the series shifts to Brooklyn on Saturday night. "We did what we were supposed to do, protecting home court," Miamis Dwyane Wade. "Now it gets interesting. Now were trying to get one in their building. This is when the playoffs get fun." Miami tied a franchise record with its eighth straight playoff victory by pulling away to win 94-82 in Game 2 on Thursday night. The Nets felt better about their effort after getting blown out in the opener, but there was still plenty of cause for alarm. Williams, the former All-Star who teammates insist is their most important player, shot 0 for 9 in the worst playoff game of his career. Garnett, who is 10 days shy of his 38th birthday, missed a couple of point-blank attempts while going 2 for 8, but that was an improvement from his scoreless Game 1. But as they head home, the Nets still believe they can again become the team that beat the Heat all four times during the regular season. "We have a lot of confidence in ourselves," Garnett said. "We just have to go home and defend our home court." James, averaging just 22 points, has won at least one road game in every playoff series since he and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade in Miami in 2010. A victory in Brooklyn would make it 14 straight series, giving the Heat the longest streak in NBA history. Brooklyn tried to build a threat to the two-time defending champions last summer by bringing in Garnett and Paul Pierce to join All-Star centre Brook Lopez and the Williams-Joe Johnson backcourt that wass already in place.dddddddddddd They believed their aging roster had a two-year window, but the first could be slammed shut by Monday. Lopez was long ago lost to a broken foot, and while the Nets flourished with a smaller lineup, theyre now facing a team that has won two straight titles playing small-ball. So the Nets need everyone to play well, but so far that looks unlikely. Garnett had 12 rebounds and defended well in Game 2, but shouldve had at least two more baskets. Williams, who has battled ankle problems and been in decline since signing a $98.5 million contract in 2012, passed and rebounded fine, but has to give the Nets points, too. "We look for him to bounce back in Game 3," Nets coach Jason Kidd said. Even with Williams woes, the Nets were within two points midway through the fourth quarter. The Heat couldnt shake them until getting three straight offensive rebounds during a 100-second possession in the closing minutes, and are bracing for another tight one Saturday. "This is a very possession-oriented series. Not a lot of turnovers," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "Possessions really, really matter and those extra ones can really be backbreakers." No NBA team has won a series after falling behind 3-0, so it doesnt take all that considerable post-season experience the Nets roster possesses to realize Brooklyn has to win the next game. "We need a win. Its a must-win," Williams said. "We cant afford to go down 3-0. We need to get these at home starting with the one on Saturday." The Nets are only 1-10 against the Heat in the post-season, but they also hadnt defeated Miami in the regular season for 4 1/2 years before ending that 13-game skid with a victory on Nov. 1. That was in their home opener and cemented their belief that they could topple the champs in the spring. They insist that confidence is still there. "Our mindset is positive," reserve Mirza Teletovic said. "We know we can beat this team at home." AP Sports Writer Tim Reynolds in Miami contributed to this report. ' ' '
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INDIANAPOLIS - New Cleveland coach Mike Pettine calls a report "noise" that the Browns tried to trade for Jim Harbaugh. The Pro Football Talk website reported Friday that before hiring Pettine last month Cleveland had a deal in place with San Francisco, but Harbaugh decided to stay. Via Twitter, 49ers CEO Jed York denied that was true. Pettine said Saturday the issue "has no bearing" on his job. The Browns didnt deny their attempt to acquire Harbaugh, but Pettine said that didnt bother him, either. He said he thought that shows the organizations commitment to turning around the struggling franchise. Harbaugh has led the 49ers to three straight NFC championship games, but they lost their only Super Bowl appearance with him. Pettine is the seventh head coach of the Browns since 1999. Metta World Peace Jersey .C. -- Panthers offensive tackle Jordan Gross is saying goodbye to the NFL after 11 seasons. 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Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 17 points and LaQuinton Ross added 15 to lead the Buckeyes past overmatched and undermanned Louisiana-Monroe 71-31 on Friday night. An announced crowd of 18,534 didnt see much drama after the Buckeyes rolled to a big lead -- scoring the first 12 points of the game and the first 15 of the second half -- to turn it into a landslide. Many left before the end. Not even the players really enjoy playing such lopsided games. "The better competition, the more exciting the games are for us," Ross said. "Sometimes during the non-conference as you play some of these teams that are not as good as you are, you actually play down to (their level). Thats not good for teams. Thats not what youre supposed to do. Definitely when we come out in Big Ten play, its going to be teams that are just as good as us and were going to have to play better." Amedeo Della Valle chipped in with 14 points for the Buckeyes (13-0), who have won their first 13 games in a season for the fifth time in school history (1961, 62, 91 and 2011). Ohio State opens Big Ten play on Dec. 31 at Purdue. After not facing a ranked opponent up to now, the Buckeyes will be tested by the likes of No. 4 Wisconsin, No. 5 Michigan State, No. 22 Iowa and the rest of the conferences bullies. "We tell our guys, Youve got 18 battles coming up (and) the wars decided in March," coach Thad Matta said. "Just from the standpoint of the challenges that lie ahead, thats what guys sign up for when they come to play at Ohio State. Theres going to be some tremendous battles every night we take the floor." The Buckeyes won each of their first 11 games by double digits. They had far from an easy time of it in their most recent game. Down by eight points in the last minute, they went on a 14-3 run over the last 48 seconds to beat Notre Dame 64-61 on Dec. 21 at Madison Square Garden in the finale of the BlackRock Gotham Classic. In that game they scored 17 points in the first 19:12 of the second half and 14 in those last decisive 48 seconds. "We got a win but we didnt execute and we didnt do the things that we needed to do in the Garden," Smith said. "Today was about establishing ourselves. We know whats getting ready to come down the pipeline starting in the Big Ten. ... So we just wanted to come out strong, get baack to our system and what works for us, and being on top of our game.dddddddddddd" Smith said if the non-conference season did anything, it marked the Buckeyes as a team that no opponent will overlook. "Everybody else is watching now," he said. "Everybody cant wait to knock us off in the Big Ten." Friday nights game was a mismatch of epic proportions. Jayon James led the Warhawks (3-5), who have lost their last four, with eight points. They hit just 19 per cent of their shots from the field (10 of 54) and 17 per cent on 3-pointers (3 of 18). Ohio State came into the game fifth in the nation in scoring defence (55.9 points) and 13th in field goal percentage defence (.379). They went a long way toward padding those numbers while holding the Warhawks to 20 points on 23.3 per cent shooting in the opening half. The game was never in doubt after Ohio State bolted to a 12-0 lead in the opening 4 minutes. The Warhawks didnt score until Tylor Ongwae hit a baseline drive at the 15:34 mark. Ross got things going early with eight of the first 12 points, hitting his only two attempts from the field, including his lone 3, and adding a perfect 3 for 3 at the free throw line. Up 41-20, the Buckeyes opened the second half the same way they did the first -- on a run. Amazingly, ULM coach Keith Richard benched his starters at halftime and did not play them at all in the final 20 minutes. "The only way to make things happen is by playing hard. Im about tired of it. Its been going on at certain times during different games," Richard, who didnt attend a postgame news conference, said in a statement issued by the sports information office. "Those guys just arent going to play. Were not in a good place right now obviously after the last two ball games, mentally or physically." The Warhawks finally ended a 15-0 Ohio State run and a scoring drought of 9:50 when Chinedu Amajoyi hit two free throws at the 10:40 mark for their first points of the second half. It was all about getting ready for the next game for the Buckeyes. "I wouldnt say we got done everything we needed to get done but we definitely got better every time we stepped on the floor," Smith said, analyzing Ohio States first 13 games. "Just looking back to how we started the season until now, weve come a long way. I know we still have a long way to go. "Thats what we need to work to, getting ready for this game coming up on the 31st." ' ' '
A rejuvenated Andy Murray proved to be the dominant force on planet tennis by upsetting the odds to beat Novak Djokovic to win the World Tour Finals for the first time and end the year as world No 1. In a fitting climax to the season, the top two players went head-on for the year-end world No 1, and it was Britains finest who stopped Djokovic from securing his fifth successive title at the O2 Arena with a stunning 6-3 6-4 victory.Murrays victory in London also gave him his fifth title in a row following triumphs in Beijing, Shanghai, Vienna and Paris and ninth of the season. Djokovic, who was aiming to match Roger Federers record of six titles, had perfect preparation for the final, but Murray was simply unplayable as he shocked his long-time rival in the winner-takes-all shootout to extend his winning run to 24 matches.Shots of the matchMurray and Djokovic showed why theyre ranked one and two in the world with an exhibition of winners from all angles in Sundays final... Murrays cross-court angled backhand winner was a possible contender for shot of the tournament Djokovic has become a master of the half volley and he proved it again with this sumptuous winner The Scot showed his confidence with this winner down the line Murray reactionIts a very special day, playing against Novak in a match like this. We have played Grand Slam finals, Olympics and matches like this. It has been a tough rivalry. I have lost many of them, but happily I managed to get the win today and to finish the year No 1 is very special. This is something I never expected. Murray spoke to Marcus Buckland, Annabel Croft and Greg Rusedski after beating Djokovic in the final Expert opinionGreg Rusedski: Unbelievable. What a performance, 24 matches in a row, against the world No 2, finding a way to get it done. Physically, he must have been hurting from the first ball to the last ball. Only the 17th man since the rankings started to be end-of-season world No 1. What a moment. An extraordinary effort Andy Murray outclassed and outfought rival Novak Djokovic, says Barry Cowan Peter Fleming: As ever, Novak Djokovic, one of the great sportsmen in defeat. But for Andy Murray, what a moment. All the hard work he has put in, all the suffering he has gone through, being the nearly man for so long, and for his entire camp, what a thrill: world No 1 at the end of the year. You can never take that away. Djokovic: Let Andy enjoy this Novak Djokovic says Andy Murray should be left to enjoy No 1 spot Match reportMurray had not played Djokovic since losing the French Open final in June, his 24th defeat in 34 meetings with his former junior rival.Djokovic, who came into the tournament on his worst run of form for several years, certainly appeared to have the spark back after demolishing Kei Nishikori in the semi-finals on Saturday. Did you know... Murray has broken serve in all 87 singles matches hes played this year. Murray, who provided his home crowd with another trademark tennis epic, spending three hours and 38 minutes quelling the ferocious firepower of Milos Raonic, somehow recovered to walk out to a fever-pitch atmosphere at the O2 Arena. The 12-time major winner showed his is only human after this badly mistimed smash He made a composed start too, looking comfortable on serve and driving his opponent back behind the baseline. The steely Serb was forced to repel Murrays two break point chances during a lengthy sixth game.Murray needed one last push at the end of a stunning second half to 2016, when he has won Wimbledon and the Olympics before topping the rankings for the first time, and he pummelled the nervous Serbs backhand to make the first move in a stylish eighth game. And the Serb was at it again when he inexplicably missed this sitter at the net Djokovic was meant to be the fresher man and, after a relatively lean second half of the year, was odds-on to snatch back top-dog status in Murrays backyard, but an array of unforced errors as well as an inspired Scot at the opposite end of the court, helped him to break at the start of the next set.He established a 4-1 lead before Djokovic attempted a comeback by salvaging one of the breaks back as the tension mounted in a fever-pitch atmosphere. Heres the moment Murray sealed victory to end the year on top of the world Murray successfully served out the match, but only after a nervy finish on his third championship point, to send the home crowd into raptures and end a remarkable season on top of the world. Murray v Djokovic: Match Stats Murray Djokovic Aces 3 1 Double faults 3 0 1st serve points won 84% 59% 2nd serve points won 48% 65% Winners 13 13 Unforced errors 15 30 Total points won 64/120 56/120 Well be back in 2017, but in the meantime you can follow us skysports.com/tennis, or our app for mobile devices and iPad and our Twitter account @skysportstennis. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ￡6.99. No contract. By purchasing a Sky Sports Day Pass for £6.99 or Sky Sports Week Pass for £10.99, you can enjoy access to all seven Sky Sports channels and watch on a TV with a NOW TV Box or on a range of devices. Also See: How Murray beat Djokovic... An extraordinary effort Murray: I still need to improve Murray milestones Junior Fernandez . After just two league games in June, Toronto (6-4-1) will go on to play seven in July plus a friendly against Tottenham. Five of those contests are against Eastern Conference opposition, meaning valuable points in the playoff race are on the line. 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Chris Archer lasted 2 1/3 innings in the no-decision, charged with a run and five hits, and Alex Torres suffered the loss in relief.COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Over their 13 seasons, the Columbus Blue Jackets have wilted at the finish a lot of times. They did again on Tuesday night, giving up a tying goal in the waning seconds of regulation. But they more than made up for it later. Ryan Johansen took a stretch pass from James Wisniewski and scored on a wrist shot at 3:33 of overtime to lead the Blue Jackets to a 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night, tying a franchise record for wins. "It could have been one of those oh-no moments," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said of the Coyotes Oliver Ekman-Larssons tying goal with just 14.6 seconds left in regulation. "But credit to the guys. We went out and found a way to win." When Johansen, a 21-year-old, notched his 32nd goal, a roaring crowd of 16,289 was so loud it was deafening. "I was sitting on the bench just admiring it," Johansen said with a grin. "It was loud. It was pretty cool to watch. Its great we could finish it out for them and make them even happier." Not only did Johansens goal provide the Blue Jackets 41st victory to match their most, but it also pushed them even closer to a spot in the playoffs. They retain the second wild-card spot in the East and moved just two points back of third-place Philadelphia in the Metropolitan Division. "It was huge for us," said Blake Comeau, who had given the Blue Jackets a 3-2 lead with just over 6 minutes left. "Everyone knew how important these points are this time of year. We could let off the gas and gotten down on ourselves after that late goal. But the guys did a great job of rallying." The Blue Jackets improved to 41-31-7, matching the victory total set in 2008-09 -- the only time the club has made the playoffs. Sergei Bobrovsky had 29 saves, Boone Jenner and Mark Letestu also had goals and Artem Anisimov added two assists for Columbus, which heads out on the road to close the regular season. "We go on this three-game road trip now feeling a little better about our game and ourselves," Johansen said. The Blue Jackets had taken a 3-2 lead with 6:18 left when Comeau pulled up on a rush and snapped off a shot from the top of the left circle that got past goaalie Thomas Greiss.dddddddddddd "I just tried to fire it on net, to be honest, as hard as I could," Comeau said. With the crowd cheering every play down the stretch, the Coyotes silenced them by tying it. Ekman-Larsson circled at the point and ripped a shot that flew through heavy congestion in front to get past a surprised Bobrovsky. "(Mike Ribeiro) got it up to me and I just walked the line and tried to shoot the puck and I was lucky it went in," Ekman-Larsson said after his 15th of the season. After a Phoenix turnover, Wisniewski sent a long pass to Johansen who raced in from the left wing with one defender back and tucked a hard wrist shot inside the far post against Greiss, who had 26 saves. "It was a roller-coaster," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. "Our effort was really strong. Our execution, well, it was a choppy game. A team would turn over the puck and the other team would score and get the advantage." Martin Erat and Shane Doan also had goals for the Coyotes, who have lost five in a row (0-2-3). They came in with 86 points, just a point back of Dallas which holds the second wild-card spot in the West. "It was a nice shot by their guy," Doan said. "This is a tough place to play. Bobrovsky is a great goalie. They have some great young players who go to the net hard and they play hard. We wanted to find ways to get to the net and we did. We just needed to make one more play." In the end, Columbus got the puck onto the stick of the right guy. "We got one of our most talented players in a position to make a play," Richards said. "And he made the play." Notes: After the game, Columbus left for a game at Dallas on Wednesday for the resumption of a suspended game from last month, then will play back-to-back games at Tampa Bay and Florida on Friday and Saturday. ... Nathan Horton played one shift in the second period for the Blue Jackets after missing four games and then left with an apparent recurrence of a lower-body injury. ... Phoenix RW Radim Vrbata assisted on Erats goal to reach 50 points in a season for the third time (07-08, 11-12). ... Erat has 17 goals and 42 assists in 62 career games against Columbus. ' ' '
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While Canada once again had a heavy presence in the first ten picks of the Draft, Torontonians continued a little streak of their own. Once again a Toronto kid goes higher in the NBA draft than the NHL draft. 3 years in a row now. — David Krikst (@MyManDK) June 27, 2014 Dont feel too bad though Leafs nation, your first overall pick looks primed and ready to take to the throne. But who do you think will look better on their rookie card, William, or his father Michael Nylander? New King in Kings Landing pic.twitter.com/m9HYl1wGnP — Mike Richards (@MikeRichardsTSN) June 28, 2014 Michael Nylander looked like this on his draft day pic.twitter.com/oRfZF5YyY6 — BarDown (@BarDown) June 28, 2014 A few members of the media, and even one NHL franchise pointed out what we were all thinking when it came to the first round picks. Between Katzs kid and Nylander, tonights draft should by brought to you by Pantene. — Bob Mackowycz (@BobMackowycz) June 28, 2014 The Leafs take a Swede! With swashbuckling hair! — Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) June 28, 2014 Forget #IKEA. Swedens best export? Great hair … We mean, #IKEA. Definitely #IKEA. #AvsDraft pic.twitter.com/bcCar050uT — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) June 28, 2014 Some of the coolest things about the Draft happen behind the scenes, like 13th Overall pick Jakub Vrana, receiving a phone call from new teammate, Alex Ovechkin. Vapormax Flyknit 2 Blanche . Cammalleri suffered a concussion in the Flames 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. The 31-year-old forward did not travel with the team to Carolina. Vapormax Plus Soldes . The veteran fighter will be squaring off with Henderson in a five-round lightweight bout as part of another network televised card at the United Center on Saturday night. http://www.vapormaxpaschersoldes.fr/vente-air-vapormax-97/vapormax-97-blanche.html. LOUIS -- The St. Vapormax Pas Cher Du Tout . Kenny Miller scored from the penalty spot and Camilo Sanvezzo came off the bench to add two late goals as the Whitecaps kept their playoff hopes alive with a 3-0 victory over the sagging Impact on Saturday afternoon. Vapormax Flyknit 2 Femme Pas Cher .Y. - Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby captured his second career Art Ross trophy on Sunday after leading the NHL in scoring this season.May the 4th be with you.(H/T Geekologie) ' ' '
MINNEAPOLIS -- After another strong start by Dallas Keuchel and an impressive home run from George Springer, it was Dexter Fowler who saved the game for the Houston Astros with a diving catch. Keuchel didnt allow a run over six innings, Springer hit his 11th home run and the Astros held on to beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 on Friday night. The Twins could have tied the game in the eighth inning if not for Fowlers spectacular, diving grab that robbed Trevor Plouffe of a leadoff extra-base hit. "That play by Dexter Fowler may have been the play of the game," Astros manager Bo Porter said. "Thats a leadoff double, if not a triple, if he ends up diving and not getting the ball." Marwin Gonzalez and Matt Dominguez also homered off Phil Hughes (6-2), who lost for the first time in nine starts. The Astros have won six straight road games and 10 of their last 13 overall. Danny Santana hit his first career home run, a two-run shot in the seventh inning off reliever Tony Sipp as the Twins tried to rally late. After the start of the game was delayed 1 hour, 21 minutes by a storm that never arrived, Keuchel (7-3) struck out six and won for the fifth time in his last six starts. Springer drove a pitch from Hughes that was down and away and off the plate an estimated 402 feet to the opposite field in the sixth to give Houston a 5-0 lead. "That there is what you call power to all fields," Porter said with a big smile on his face. It was Springers first homer in June after he hit 10 in May and was selected the American League rookie of the month. Since May 11, Houston is 16-9 and on track to avoid 100-plus losses for the first time since 2010. Gonzalez pulled back on a drag bunt attempt in the third, then lined the next pitch over the wall in right field to give the Astros a 1-0 lead. Dominguez drove a high fastball from Hughes to straightaway centre in the fourth, hitting it just far enough to get it over the glove of a leaping Aaron Hicks. It was the first time Hughes allowed multiple homers since his first start of the season on April 3. Coming into the game, Hughes had allowed only four home runs all season and just one in his last 48 innings. "Just the mistakes over the plate really," Hughes said. "I didnt have my best fastball tonight and just wasnt making adjustments the way I had before." Chad Qualls pitched around a two-out throwing error by Dominguez in the ninth to earn his seventh save in eight chances. Eduardo Escobar had three hits including an RBI double that made it 5-4 with two outs in the eighth. Escobars double would have tied the game if Fowler didnt sprint over to the left-centre gap and rob Plouffe, sliding a long way on the grass after securing the catch. "When it was hit, I was like, I got to go a long way for that," Fowler said. "So I just put my head down and ran and I picked it up. The only way I could catch it was if I dive for it." Oswaldo Arcia, who homered in his previous two games but didnt start because of a sprained ankle, pinch-hit and flied out on the first pitch from lefty Darin Downs. But it was the Astros defence, including a diving play for the first out in the ninth by second baseman Jose Altuve that saved this one. "They made play after play," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We hit some balls pretty good and they kept making diving plays all over the place, which actually saved the ballgame for them because we put some decent swings out there and had plenty of chances." About 10 minutes before the first pitch, the Target Field grounds crew rolled out the infield tarp in anticipation of a storm that was approaching the area. It never rained during the delay, but light rain did fall in the early innings. 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"I thought we played a great team game tonight," said Dallas captain Jamie Benn, Jordie Benns younger brother. Dallas was coming off a 4-1 loss at Nashville on Monday night, while the Wild played for the first time since a 3-2 overtime victory over the Stars on Saturday. Minnesota (27-20-5) dropped to 7-3 in 2014. Most of the first period was played in the Minnesota end. Dallas finished with 12 shots on goal to only three for the Wild. The Stars also had all three power plays in the first. "This game goes in the garbage," Wild coach Mike Yeo said. "We didnt execute. We didnt defend. We were passengers. We were spectators through the whole game." "We won the opening faceoff and we spent 40 seconds in our own zone," Yeo said. "Thats a bad sign right there that we werent ready to execute. It just trickled on from there." Dallas scored at 13:18 of the first when Vernon Fiddler sent a wobbly drive from the top of the left faceoff circle over Kuemper for his first goal in 28 games. The Stars then added to their lead by scoring a power-play goal for the fifth consecutive game. Cole put the puck in the upper right corner from the left circle at 16:45, with Alex Goligoski earning his second assist of the game. "Its a tough game when youre chasing," Wild centre Kyle Brodziak said. "Being down 2-0 early on like we were, you feel like the rest of the game youre chasing the game. Its a tough league to be doing that. Good teams know how to shut you down. We couldnt get anything going.&quoot; The final goal was on a third-period penalty shot by Benn.ddddddddddddNot Jamie Benn, the teams second-leading scorer, but Jordie. The defenceman entered the game with two career goals. Jordie Benn skated in on Kuemper, got him to move to his left and slipped a backhand shot past him. Benn said he had taken a penalty shot once before in the minors. "I did that exact move, and it worked," he said. "Thats the only move I have, the only one Ive ever tried, and it worked again." Jamie Benn joked: "I pretty much taught him everything he knows." Stars coach Lindy Ruff had a different perspective. "I think thats a move Jordie should teach Jamie. Im serious," he said. "That was a solid pump fake." Whitney got on the board at 13:18 of the second period, lifting the Stars to a 3-0 lead just two seconds before a high-sticking penalty on Minnesotas Justin Fontaine ran out. Sergei Gonchar skated toward the net, and then passed to Whitney. He pulled the puck away from Kuemper, and then pushed it behind him. The shot crossed the goal line before a Wild defenceman could knock the puck away. It marked the Stars fourth game this season with two power-play goals. "The third goal was huge," Lehtonen said. "It settled things even more, and made it less stressful for me." Dallas outshot Minnesota 16-6 in the second period, and 36-18 for the game. NOTES: Cole scored two goals in this seasons first 25 games, but has 12 since the slow start - including three in his last five games. ... Dallas had 20 power-play goals in its first 45 games. The Stars have six in the last five games, and have improved from 29th to 27th in the NHL with a man advantage. ... Whitneys power-play goal was Dallas 10th at home this season, inching the Stars toward an 11-per cent success. They still rank last in the league on home power plays. ... Minnesota was 0 for 2 with a man advantage, extending its current drought to 0 for 14. ... Dallas is 4 of 7 on penalty shots this season. ' ' '
Gareth Southgate should put himself forward for the permanent England job, says Phil Thompson. Southgate will take charge of England for the next four games following the sacking of Sam Allardyce, and goes up against Malta at Wembley on Saturday before a trip to Slovenia.Speaking to Sky Sports, pundit Thomspon admits he was disappointed Southgate was not keen on the job in the summer when Allardyce replaced Roy Hodgson, and hopes this time will be different. Interim England manager Southgate speaks with his coaching team Ive always said that he should be given a chance. Weve got no outright Englishman who sticks out, even when Sam got the job, Thompson said.All these foreign managers who are making a great life for themselves in the Premier League, and I know Wenger comes to mind, but I would like an Englishman.I was happy when Sam got it, but I was disappointed that Gareth said he was not up for it when Sam got the job. Now hes got it for four games. With Gareth in there, we should qualify for the World Cup, win all our games, we should do. Nick Collins gives an update on the Football Associations search for a new England manager As far as Im concerned, this was the plan the FA had, that coaches would come through the Under 20s, Under 21s, and then be promoted to the first team.Hes got two years to prepare this team. Hes been to tournaments, he won the Toulon tournament, hes moved forward, so for me that puts him in a really good position. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ?￡6.99. No contract. So for me Id like him to say yes to this job, and if it goes well in the two years he is then ready for tournament football in two years in Russia.After the upcoming World Cup qualifiers this week, England then host Scotland and Spain at Wembley in November. Jamie Redknapp urges Southgate to focus on the England team and forget about the speculation surrounding Wayne Rooneys future Thompson admits it would be beneficial for Southgate to have an experienced adviser beside him, but believes the likes of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard are too young, and would opt for Glenn Hoddle to assist in operations.I think Gerrard and Lampard are too recent for him, but if he is to go with someone, Id like to see him go with a Glenn Hoddle. Sam Allardyce leaves his home the day after losing his job as England manager Hes been there before, hes a bit older and a bit wiser, hes been around, through the media. He would be in an ideal position to be advising, and hes a very good coach as well.I think someone like that would be better than somebody younger. I would just like to see Gareth Southgate have somebody with a bit more experience with him.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: England latest England fixtures England stats Table Patrick Robinson Jersey . Maximilian Arnold put Wolfsburg ahead in the eighth minute, when the stationary Fallou Diagne allowed him to guide Patrick Ochs cross beyond the helpless Freiburg goalkeeper, and Ivica Olic doubled the lead three minutes later after Luiz Gustavo did well to set him up. A. J. Klein Jersey .FIFA said its appeals panel ruled the case not admissible.The former U.S. Attorney had objected to ethics judge Joachim Eckerts summary of the World Cup bid investigation, claiming numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations of his work. http://www.customsaintsjersey.com/custom-joel-hilgenberg-jersey-large-932e.html George Rogers Jersey .Y. - The New York Rangers have reached a one-year contract extension with goalie Cam Talbot, keeping Henrik Lundqvists backup away from unrestricted free agency. Zach Line Jersey . While plenty of statistics illustrate Torontos turnaround in the second year of manager Ryan Nelsens tenure, stopping goals is not one of them.Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Montreal Alouettes have released veteran cornerback Byron Parker. Parker had 32 tackles and one interception in 13 games last season. The nine-year veteran has 268 tackles, 30 interceptions and five fumble recoveries with Toronto, Edmonton, British Columbia and Montreal. Parker holds the CFL record for most interception return touchdowns in a career with nine.dddddddddddd The Alouettes also announced on Friday that the club has signed wide receiver Kenny Stafford and offensive lineman Dan Matha to new two-year contracts. In addition, linebacker Brian Ridgeway announced his retirement. ' ' '
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CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Todd Frazier hit a three-run homer off Shelby Miller, who had won his last six decisions, and Devin Mesoraco added a solo shot as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Friday night and tightened the top of the NL Central. The Reds moved within three games of the second-place Cardinals, who have won seven of their last nine games while staying right behind the division-leading Brewers. Cincinnati is 3-4 against St. Louis this season and trying to end a longstanding trend this weekend. The Reds have lost nine of their last 10 series against the Cardinals. Miller (6-3) lost his first two starts before winning six straight decisions, the best such streak of his career. He allowed five runs in five innings, including Fraziers ninth homer in the third inning. Homer Bailey (4-3) escaped numerous threats during his six innings. Aroldis Chapman gave up a hit in the ninth while getting his fourth save in five chances, with his fastball topping out at 102 mph. Bailey was coming off his worst start of the season. He lasted only 3 2-3 innings and gave up a season-high six runs during a 12-1 loss at Philadelphia on Saturday. The right-hander is only 6-10 career against St. Louis, by far his most losses against any team. He gave up eight hits and three runs, including Allen Craigs two-run single in the fourth. Jhonny Peralta drove in another by hitting into a fielders choice in the sixth. Bailey avoided further damage by picking Peralta off second base to end the inning with pinch-hitter Jon Jay batting. The Reds had right fielder Jay Bruce back in the starting lineup. He hadnt played since surgery on May 5 to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. Cincinnati is still missing first baseman Joey Votto, on the disabled list with a strained muscle above his left knee. 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"This was a little bit of a let down, but all credit to them," said Nestor. "They came out firing an showed why they were in the semifinals. They were going for their shots and making them. "They played really well, very aggressive. We started slow and that probably gave them confidence." The match lasted just 64 minutes, with Zimonjic losing serve twice in the opening sat. Nestor, holder of a record 83 career doubles titles, was unable to carry the entire load as he and Zimonjic re-united this season after a few seasons with other partners.dddddddddddd. Nestors team lost to an unseeded team which has knocked out Australian Patrick Rafter and Lleyton Hewitt plus the world No. 1 Bryan brothers from the United States. "We didnt assert ourselves and thats what the top teams should do," said Nestor. "On paper we were the best team remaining in the semifinals. "This was a chance lost to possibly win a Grand Slam -- and who knows when we might get that chance again." Nestor won his only Australian mens trophy in 1998 with Mark Knowles of the Bahamas, the first of his four finals at the event. Nestor and Zimonjic finished with 19 winners but never earned a break point and were broken three times. Montreals Eugenie Bouchard was preparing to play for a place in the womens singles final as the Canadian teenager faces fourth seed Li Na in the semifinal. ' ' '
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Thats the situation here with Daniel -- similar to a Brendan Gallagher in his draft year. You simply cant go by a player with that much ability." Gallagher is five foot nine and 180 pounds but plays much larger. The 175-pound Audette had 21 goals and 55 assists in 68 games last season. Audette, the son of Habs amateur scout and former NHLer Donald Audette, went in the fifth round. Timmins said Audette Sr. had not been involved in any of the pre-draft discussion on his son. In fact, Donald was told to spend the afternoon in the stands with his wife and son until Daniel got drafted. Donald collected 260 goals and 249 assists 735 career NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings, Atlanta Thrashers, Dallas Stars, Montreal and Florida Panthers. The Canadiens traded up to get Lernout, a Swift Current defenceman. They gave up their third-round pick (87th overall) and fourth-round pick (117th overall) to get Arizonas third-rounder (73rd overall). "I looked at the team picking in front of us and I thought there was a good chance that he wouldnt be there (by Montreals pick) ... We wanted to add some ssize on defence and he was a good fit for us there," said Timmins.dddddddddddd Montreal took AJHL defenceman Nikolas Koberstein (125th overall) and Audette (147th overall) in the fifth round, USHL goalie Hayden Hawkey (177th overall) in the sixth round and Ontario Junior Hockey League forward Jake Evans (207th overall) in the seventh round. Montreal used its first-round pick Friday to take Russian forward Nikita Scherbak of the Saskatoon Blades 26th overall. Thanks to reaching the Eastern Conference final, the Canadiens draft position was well down this year. "If you take a look at our picks in every round, theyre pretty late. So the asset value of the picks we had wasnt near as high as last year or the year before," Timmins said. "Thats why we had to make that trade in the third (round) to move up. "We had to wait out turn pretty long in each round. Ill tell you (how we did) a few years down the road. But were happy with the guys we got. Theyre the guys we targeted and we still had guys left on the list that we wanted to draft." The Habs went "under the radar" on Koberstein, according to their scouting director. "I think this guy has good upside and long-range projection," he said. "Hes a great kid and has tons of character but hes a good hockey player too." Koberstein is committed to play at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks after one more year with the Olds Grizzlys of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Timmins sees him as a five-year player, meaning he has one year at Junior A and four at college. Hawkey, USHL goalie of the year, is committed to play collegiate hockey at Providence. "Hes like money in the bank," said Timmins. Evans is headed to Notre Dame. "Hes a skilled centre with great playmaking ability," said Timmins. ' ' '
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HOUSTON - Bum Phillips, the folksy Texas football icon who coached the Houston Oilers during their Luv Ya Blue heyday and later led the New Orleans Saints, died Friday. He was 90. "Bum is gone to Heaven," son Wade Phillips tweeted Friday night. "Loved and will be missed by all — great Dad, Coach, and Christian." Phillips died at his ranch in Goliad. Wade Phillips is the Houston Texans defensive co-ordinator. Born Oail Andrew Phillips Jr. in 1923 in Orange, Phillips was a Texas original in his blue jeans, boots and trademark white Stetson — except at the Astrodome or any other dome stadium because he was taught it was disrespectful to wear a hat indoors. "Mama always said that if it cant rain on you, youre indoors," Phillips said. Phillips loved the Oilers and when coaching the team in the 1970s, he famously said of the Cowboys: "They may be Americas Team, but were Texas team." He took over as coach of the Oilers in 1975 and led Houston to two AFC Championship games before he was fired in 1980. He was responsible for drafting Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbell, the player who was largely credited with the success of the franchise. "He meant a great deal to this franchise, the NFL and the city of Houston, and he was instrumental to the Oilers during the Luv Ya Blue era," Titans owner Bud Adams said in a statement. "Growing up in Texas and working his way up through the Texas football ranks, he was a natural match for our team. Those were such magical years, and his leadership and personality helped our team rise to the top." His time with the team was marked by a frenzied fan base that filled the Astrodome to root for the Oilers and wave their blue and white pompons during games. Houston lost to Pittsburgh 34-5 in the AFC Championship game in Campbells rookie year. The Oilers returned to the game the following season only to be beaten again by the Steelers, this time 27-13. The Oilers went 11-5 in 1980 but lost to Oakland in the AFC wild-card round and Phillips was fired. He was 55-35 with the team in the regular season. Fans loved his no-nonsense demeanour and were entertained by his often blunt comments "Football is a game of failure," Phillips was quoted as saying. "You fail all the time, but you arent a failure until you start blaming someone else." Among his best Bumisms: "Theres two kinds of coaches, them thats fired and them thats gonna be fired." On Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula: "He can take hisn and beat yourn and take yourn and beat hisn." On Campbells inability to finish a mile run: "When its first-and-a-mile, I wont give it to him." On Campbell: "I dont know if hes in a class by himself, but I do know that when that class gets together, it sure dont take long to call the roll." He left Texas to coach the Saints in 1981, going 27-42 before retiring after the 1985 season. "We are saddened by the passing of Bum Phillips," Saints owner Tom Benson said in a statement released by the team. "I had the opportunity to work with him when I first purchased the team in 1985 and also enjoyed our friendship following his coaching career. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Debbie, Wade and the rest of his family." Phillips played football at Lamar Junior College before joining the Marines during World War II. After the war he went to Stephen F. Austin where he played two more football seasons before graduating with a degree in education in 1949. He spent about two decades coaching in high schools and colleges mostly in Texas — he assisted the likes of Bear Bryant at Texas A&M, Bill Yeoman at Houston, and Hayden Fry at SMU — before making the jump to the AFL in 1967 as an assistant under Sid Gillman with the San Diego Chargers. Phillips came to Houston in 1974 as Gillmans defensive co-ordinator and became coach and general manager when Gillman resigned after that season. Phillips picked up the nickname Bum as a child when his younger sister couldnt pronounce brother correctly and it sounded like bum. He embraced the nickname and was quoted as saying: "I dont mind being called Bum, just as long as you dont put a you in front of it." Phillips did some work as an analyst on television and radio football broadcasts for a bit before retiring to his ranch in Goliad. Although he left Houston, he always remained fond of the city. The Oilers moved to Tennessee and became the Titans in 1997 and Houston returned to the NFL in 2002 when the Texans began play. He was asked how he feels about the two teams in Texas in 2007 when son Wade was named coach of the Cowboys. "Your son is coaching one team and the other team is the town you love more than any other," he said. "Its kind of hard to pull. 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Far more upset was Nicklas Backstrom, who remains clearly miffed that an allergy medication hes taken for years cost him a chance to play for a gold medal. The Washington Capitals held their first post-Olympics practice Tuesday, a session overshadowed by residue from the Winter Games even as they tried to focus on the resumption of their NHL schedule. Ovechkin was one of the faces of Sochi, bent on winning the gold on home ice. Instead, the Russians were eliminated in the quarterfinals for the second consecutive Olympics. "First of all, I want to say sorry to the fans," Ovechkin said. "Because its once in a lifetime opportunity to represent your country in the Olympics, and you didnt get the results, you didnt get any medal. Of course the fans, the media and the people who support Russia, family, was upset, but life goes on." Ovechkin took the Olympic disappointment especially hard four years ago, but this time he had to immediately turn his attention to his family. His father, who has a history of heart problems, became ill following one of his sons games and required surgery. Ovechkin wasnt told until three days later, after Russia had been eliminated. "Soon as I found out that hes in hospital and hes feeling not that good and he could be dying, I just forget the game that we lose against Finland. ... Just go there and spend time with him and saw him," Ovechkin said. "It was great feelings to see whats happening and how hes feeling. Thats most important thing." Ovechkin said his father, mother and brother were flying home to Moscow on Tuesday. Ovechkin said he understands the criticism he received for his play during the Olympics -- "I didnt score lots of goals out there" -- but the 28-year-old three-time league MVP appears ready to refocus on the Capitals, who resume play Thursday at Florida. "This is a very tough loss for me and for Russia, but Im almost 30," Ovechkin said. "I have to handle it. I have to fight through it." The lingering Olympic sting was more evident on the face of Backstrom, who helped lead Sweden to the gold medal game but was pulled from the lineup shortly before faceoff because he had failed a doping test. Without one of its top players, Sweden lost 3-0 to Canadda.dddddddddddd "Ive had allergies for seven years, since I got here," Backstrom said. "Everyone that lives in the Washington area knows how bad it is here. Ive been taking Zyrtec-D for the last seven years and I havent been doing anything differently. Ive been playing internationally, in the world championships (and) Olympics before, and so I havent done anything differently." An ingredient in the allergy medicine is on the list of banned substances for Olympic competition, but Backstrom said he was told by the Sweden team doctor that he could take one pill a day without triggering a positive test. "Who do I blame?" Backstrom said. "Well, I followed the doctors recommendation." Backstrom said he expects a two-week wait to find out whether he will be awarded his silver medal, which is being held at the International Ice Hockey Federation offices in Zurich. "Obviously, its not fun to deal with," Backstrom said. "I dont wish no one to have to go through this, if Im going to be honest with you. Its not fun. But Ive got to look forward to play next game on Thursday. Ive got to focus on Washington right now." Backstroms teammates, much like the international hockey community in general, were shocked at how his situation was handled. "Its just ridiculous that it can happen at a big tournament like this," forward Martin Erat said, "at the Olympics just before the finals when everybody is ready to go and you just want to enjoy the sport. It just happened because of some stupidity, and its just unbelievable that this can happen in the Olympics." The Capitals sent five players to Sochi, and four of them have dealt with some sort of unexpected life event that has derailed an attempt to return to normalcy after the Olympics. Ovechkin had the health scare with his father, Backstrom has the fallout from the doping test, Swedish forward Marcus Johansson is stuck in Stockholm because of an visa issue -- the Capitals expect him to join them in Florida for Thursdays game -- and Erat returned to his family in Nashville, Tenn., as soon as he could after the Czech Republic was eliminated. "We just finished our quarterfinal game, and I went for my phone, and our friend had called me and said your baby girl, Victoria Bella, is born," Erat said. "First we lost in the quarterfinal, it was hard to swallow, and when I got the news, it brought back a smile on my face." ' ' '
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers coach Ron Rivera expects to use a running back-by-committee approach against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.With starter DeAngelo Williams out with a sprained ankle and Jonathan Stewart doubtful with a sprained knee, Rivera said Friday that Fozzy Whittaker, Darrin Reaves and recently signed Chris Ogbonnaya will split carries.Rivera said Whittaker and Reaves will get the majority of carries, but hell gravitate toward using the back with the hot hand.It really depends on who looks the best early on, Rivera said. Each guy is going to get some carries early. ... It Fozzy starts having one of those games like he did against Kansas City or Pittsburgh (in the preseason) that could be exciting for him, and for us.Whittaker combined for 162 yards and two touchdowns in those two games and led the Panthers in rushing in the preseason.Mike Tolbert and Richie Brockel will not play, leaving the Panthers without a true fullback.The Panthers didnt sign a replacement free agent fullback this week. Rivera said tight end Brandon Williams and Ed Dickson could see action at that spot. However, Dicksons status for Sunday is up in the air. Rivera said he will make a game-time decision on Dickson (hip).Rivera said Stewart worked very well on the side, but isnt quite ready for game action.He took a big step, Rivera said.Williams, the franchises all-time leading rusher, will miss the next two games and possibly more. He tweeted a picture of himself earlier this week wearing a pink cast on his ankle.The Panthers (2-2) enter the game ranked 29th in the league in offence and averaging just 3.1 yards per carry, one of the main reasons for their current two-game losing streak.Quarterback Cam Newton has been a non-factor in the running game. One of the leagues most dangerous quarterbacks with his feet the past three seasons, Newton has only eight carries for 33 yards in three starts.Well see how he feels, Rivera said. Thats what is all based upon, how he looks and how hes feeling more so than anything else. We really havent had an opportunity to put the girth of his plays in for him. So well see. It will depend on how hes feeling.Defensive end Charles Johnson returned to work Friday after missing two days of practice with a hip injury and is probable for Sunday.The Panthers can ill afford to lose Johnson, particularly with Greg Hardy out indefinitely while dealing with the fallout from a domestic violence conviction and Frank Alexander suspended an additional 10 games this week for a second violation of the leagues substance abuse policy.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Fake Stars Jerseys .com) - Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of 16th-ranked Sooners 48-14 loss to No. Wholesale Stars Jerseys . Chile applied pressure in midfield right from the beginning, challenging aggressively and continually surging forward. Eduardo Vargas beat the offside trap and fired home a stinging shot for Chiles opening goal in the fifth minute. https://www.cheapstarsonline.com/. 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Manager Ryan Nelsen says Defoe, who had a scan Tuesday after leaving Saturdays game in Salt Lake City early, will be out "for the short-term." "Not a major thing but definitely unavailable this weekend," he said. The 31-year-old England striker was substituted in the 61st minute Saturday favouring the back of his left thigh as he went to the dressing room. Caldwell was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount Wednesday for what MLS called "serious foul play that endangers the safety of an opponent." The hard-nosed Scottish centre back -- TFCs captain -- was yellow-carded for a studs-up tackle on midfielder Ned Grabavoy in the 3-0 loss to Real Salt Lake. Toronto had hoped to avoid a ban, arguing that the referee had seen the incident and decided on the appropriate punishment. But the leagues disciplinary committee disagreed. While Caldwell insisted he was just trying to win the ball, it was an ugly challenge that could have merited a straight red card, which carries with it a minimum one-game suspension. Caldwell is the second Toronto FC player to receive supplemental discipline. Brazilian midfielder Jackson missed the Salt Lake game after getting a one-game ban for an elbow thrown away from the ball in a 1-0 win over D.C. United. The latest suspension is especially worrying because Doneil Henry, Caldwells partner in central defence, has not trained this week because of a jarred knee suffered in Salt Lake City. "There could be a few guys unavailable," said Nelsen, who has repeatedly noted that the teams that succeed in MLS are the ones with the depth to cover such absences. The Toronto manager, who brought in as many as eight new starters in the off-season, is on the lookout for such reserve talent. "They normally play under the radar, they dont get any publicity or anything like that. Theyre the most valuable players on MLS teams and Toronto hasnt had those type of guys. Were trying to build them, were trying to get them, were trying to bring them (in), were trying to develop them ourselves. "For me, (the time) well get very, very, very good is when we can have a number of those guys who throw out seven of 10 (performances) every week." Goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who also took a knock to the knee on the weekend, was back in training Wednesday. And Toronto has Jackson back from suspension. Nelsen declined to say who will partner Brazilian striker Gilberto on Saturday against the unbeaten Crew (3-0-0).dddddddddddd Nelsen played Canadian international Dwayne De Rosario up front with Defoe in the opening game of the season in Seattle when Gilberto was not ready. He pointed to De Rosario, Jackson, Andrew Wiedeman and newly signed Issey Nakajima-Farran as possible options. There was no "woe is me" from Nelsen. "Jermains come in and done really well obviously. But he got a slight strain and we move on. Thats life." On the backline, Nelsen has Gale Agbossoumonde and rookie Nick Hagglund at his disposal. American Justin Morrow could also move in from the left flank. Reserve fullback Ashtone Morgan is also dealing with a sore hip. Nelsen has spoken at length the last two days on the leagues supplemental discipline, arguing that it can undermine referees when the league rules on incidents that the on-field officials have already ruled on. "I dont know why the league needs to get involved, to tell you the truth," he said Wednesday. Still he seemed to want to have his cake and eat it too when, awaiting word last week on the Jackson suspension, he argued that Real Salt Lake forward Alvaro Saborio deserved a ban for his foul on A.J. DeLaGarza of the Los Angeles Galaxy the previous week. "That could have broken his leg," Nelsen said at the time of the Saborio challenge. "So if Jackson gets suspended, then youd like to hope that a guy whos nearly broken a guys leg is probably going to get suspended as well. "But I dont know, you never know. I dont make those rules." Nelsen was no doubt aware that RSL was already facing a glut of injuries at forward. His argument is that such supplemental discipline sets a precedent, effectively prompting all clubs to seek justice. "So do we slow down all elbows that were hit on Jackson before he did one or the elbow on Steven before that tackle?" he asked. "Its a slippery slope isnt it when you start overturning referees and taking away the human element of it, then every single team will have cases every single week." Unlike the NHL, MLS players are still paid while suspended. Also Wednesday, the leagues disciplinary committee fined Colorado Rapids defender Drew Moor an undisclosed amount for swinging his arm at the back of Sporting Kansas City forward Claudio Bielers head. According to the league, the disciplinary committees mission statement is "to preserve the integrity and reputation of the game and Major League Soccer, and to assist in ensuring player safety." The committee can take further action when the referee has seen or ruled on an incident on the field, if there is unanimous opinion that the play deserved a red card or was of "an egregious or reckless nature, such that the committee must act to protect player safety or the integrity of the game." ' ' '
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BARRIE, Ont. - Jared McCanns power-play goal at 12:35 of the third period stood up as the winner as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds edged the Barrie Colts 4-3 in Ontario Hockey League action on Thursday.Medric Mercier, Darnell Nurse, and Michael Bunting also scored for the Greyhounds (33-9-2), while Anthony DeAngelo and Justin Bailey tacked on two assists apiece.Ben Harpur had a short-handed goal for the Colts (26-15-2), Andrew Mangiapane added a power-play goal and Joseph Blandisi rounded out the Barrie offence.Sault Ste. Marie goaltender Brandon Halverson stopped 30 shots in the victory. Daniel Gibl made 28 saves for the Colts.Both teams were 1 for 4 on the power play.---SPIRIT 3 BATTALION 0NORTH BAY, Ont. — Evan Cormier made 46 saves as Saginaw blanked the Battalion.Dylan Sadowy had two goals — one on the power play and the other shorthanded — and Connor Brown added an empty-net goal to round out the Spirit (20-22-2) offence.Jake Smith stopped 15-of-17 shots for North Bay (21-11-9).---GENERALS 5 PETES 2PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — Tobias Lindberg scored two goals and assisted on another to power Oshawa past the Petes.Michael Dal Colle also struck twice for the Generals (34-7-2), who have won three straight, while Kenny Huether had the other Oshawa goal.Dominik Masin had a goal and an assist for Peterborough (15-22-5) and Eric Cornel also scored.--- Taylor Gabriel Jersey . - Tom Brady and the Patriots routed the Bengals and quieted the doubters. Harlon Hill Jersey .The Hanwha Eagles said the team was impressed with Morgans contact ability and base-running skills.The 34-year-old debuted with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2007 and hit . http://www.custombearsjersey.com/custom-george-connor-jersey-large-866t.html. Tristan Jackson returned a missed field goal 129 yards early in the fourth quarter as the Roughriders beat the B.C. William Perry Jersey . -- Zach Johnson is like most players at the World Challenge, not sure whether hes still playing in 2013 or if hes in the middle of the new wraparound season that officially started in October. Red Grange Jersey .? It was his second straight start for the Jets; he suffered a 1-0 loss against Minnesota Monday. So this season Hutchinson has now won games in the ECHL, AHL and NHL. He was perfect three- for-three in the shootout to nail down the win.Six-time PGA TOUR champion, two-time United States Ryder Cup member and two-time Presidents Cup member Matt Kuchar will team with two other PGA TOUR players and one Web.com Tour player to represent the World at the inaugural Canada Cup Match, to be held on June 30, 2014 in Halifax at Ashburn Golf Club - New Course. The Canada Cup is part of GOLFest Nova Scotia, a week-long celebration of national pride and all things golf in Canada that will also feature a Web.com Tour event, the Nova Scotia Open, from June 29 to July 6. Currently ranked 11th in the Official World Golf Ranking, Kuchar is a proven winner and experienced veteran on the PGA TOUR. Notably, he has won some of golfs most prestigious tournaments, including the World Golf Championships – Accenture Match Play Championship and the Memorial Tournament in 2013, THE PLAYERS Championship in 2012 and The Barclays in 2010. A fan favourite on the PGA TOUR, affectionately referred to as Kooch, Kuchars friendly, All-American personality draws in crowds aaround the world, where he is adored as one of the most relatable and likable players on Tour.dddddddddddd No stranger to team competitions, Kuchar has had great success in international match play events. Most recently, he represented the victorious United States team at the 2013 Presidents Cup in Dublin, Ohio, where he finished the week tied as the teams second-leading individual scorer. Kuchar also represented the United States at the 2011 Presidents Cup and the 2012 and 2010 Ryder Cups, as well as the 2013 and 2011 Omega Mission Hills World Cup, where he teamed with Gary Woodland to defeat a strong field of international twosomes. "I know that Canadians have tremendous pride and passion for their athletes, and I look forward to playing against my fellow PGA TOUR colleagues in that type of energetic environment. I am sure that the battle for the Canada Cup and international bragging rights will be a memorable and exciting experience for players and spectators alike," said Kuchar. ' ' '
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CHICAGO -- No matter how this one plays out in the end, Joel Quenneville will at least appreciate the show the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles have put on the Western Conference finals. For pure theatre, its hard to match this. A wild series between the two most recent champions will come to a close with one final act Sunday, a seventh game in Chicago to decide who will advance to the Stanley Cup finals. "The quality of the hockey has been fun to watch and (its) been fun to be a part of it at the same time," Quenneville, the Blackhawks coach, said Saturday. The Blackhawks won a double-overtime thriller at home and took Game 6 on Friday night in Los Angeles 4-3 to wipe out a 3-1 series deficit, sending it back to Chicago. Now, its win-or-go home for both teams. Whoever prevails will host the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday night. The Kings, who dropped the first three games against San Jose in the opening round and went the distance with Anaheim, hope to become the first team to win three Game 7s on the way to the Stanley Cup finals. "Were using all our lifelines so far, and we plan on getting the job done yet again," Los Angeles Justin Williams said. If the Blackhawks win Sunday, it will be the second straight year they advanced after falling behind 3-1 in a series. Last year, they dropped three of the first four against Detroit in the conference semifinals before taking Game 7 in overtime on a goal by Brent Seabrook after Niklas Hjalmarsson had one disallowed late in regulation. Chicago went on to take out the Kings in the conference finals before beating Boston for its second Stanley Cup in four years. The Blackhawks looked like they were just about out of it after dropping Game 4. Instead, they jumped back into it with two thrilling victories, pushing a thrilling series to the limit. "You can feel its high-level hockey thats played for sure," Hjalmarsson said. "Theyre a machine-like team. They bring the same effort to every single game so we just have to try to match that. I really think this series deserves a Game 7, and I think the crowd deserves it, too. And I think its going to be a great finish to a great finish to a great series." Its coming down to one after Chicago pulled out two nail-biters. There was that double-overtime victory in Game 5 at home with Michal Handzus scoring the winner, and Game 6 Friday was about as tense. The Blackhawks survived thanks to a late surge after the teams traded leads in the third period, with Patrick Kane setting up Duncan Keith for the tying goal and then firing in the winner from a patch of ice near the painted Stanley Cup logo with 3:45 left. "We know that we can still beat this Chicago Blackhawks team," Drew Doughty said. "But we also know its not going to be easy either. Theyre going to have their best game in this Game 7, especially in their home rink." It would help if they contained Kane. He has come up big in the past two games with seven points after being held to just one in the first four games. He had two goals and an assist Friday and four assists in Game 5, compared to just one assist through the first four games. Hes been able to find at least some open ice, something he wasnt able to do earlier in the series, and the Blackhawks are feeding off that. "We have to do the same things we did in the first four games, not the last two -- check hard and deny him the puck, and when he has the puck, give him the least amount of time possible," defenceman Willie Mitchell said. Now, this series between two powerhouses comes down to one final game, and both teams have come out on top in tough spots. The Kings are 6-0 in elimination games this year. The Blackhawks have won nine of their past 11 elimination games. "Competitive guys, they find a way," Quenneville said. "(Friday) night is a good example. Third period, it doesnt look good and they dont change their approach. We know we have some guys that can make plays and have some ability to score. ... Were playing a real good team that has a lot of similar attributes as we do, but we have to give our guys (credit for) what theyve done, what theyve accomplished and how they handle these situations." NOTE: Kings D Robyn Regehr remains sidelined by a knee injury and is not expected to be available on Sunday. Nike China Jerseys . Joining him in this years class were Switzerlands Patrick Huerlimann and Norways Eigil Ramsfjell. The announcement was made at the world mens curling championship at Capital Indoor Stadium in China. 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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants Sterling to sell as part of a series of sanctions brought against the leagues longest-tenured owner in response to racist comments in a recorded conversation. Silver banned Sterling for life, fined him $2.5 million, and said he will press the other team owners to support his desire to make Sterling sell. For some in Europe, the NBAs resolve was in stark contrast to soccer leaders failure to eradicate racism that has dogged stadiums and marred matches for decades. Just last weekend, a Villarreal season-ticket holder racially taunted Barcelona defender Dani Alves by throwing a banana at him. Retired British NBA player John Amaechi noted that players, executives and owners in the American league appeared united in their rejection of Sterling. "If they can do that to respond to a hateful private utterance, why the hell cant football do that to respond to repeated instances of hate-mongering?" Amaechi said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. "Its time that we started looking at some of the owners within other parts of sport," outside the NBA, he said.dddddddddddd"Theyre exactly the type of plantation mentality people who dont mind having black people working for them ... But God forbid that they want to come up to the big house." Amaechi said he doesnt expect the NBAs exemplary punishment of Sterling will jolt soccer into meaningful change. And Blatters tweet of support for the NBA was "not enough," he added. "If there was a poster-person for the words impotence and apathy, it would have his face on it," Amaechi said. "You know what theyre going to do? Theyre going to produce another pretty poster with platitudes plastered all over it. Theyre going to produce another campaign that has a black player stood next to a white player," he said. "Nothing substantive." FIFA and UEFA, the European authority, have toughened their sanctions for discrimination in the past year and prosecuted cases more quickly. A turning point in awareness of widespread problems with offensive abuse at matches came in January 2013 when Kevin-Prince Boateng, then playing for AC Milan, led teammates walking off the field to protest racist insults during an exhibition against a fourth-tier Italian side. FIFA and UEFA have ordered national and club teams to play matches in empty or partly closed stadiums as punishment for racial abuse incidents, but no World Cup or Champions League team has yet had points deducted or forfeited a match. Among the most severe judgments, FIFA has banned Croatia defender Josip Simunic for 10 matches -- including the 2014 World Cup -- for leading fans in chanting a Nazi-era nationalist slogan after a playoff victory against Iceland last November. Simunic has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. ' ' '
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CALGARY - The Calgary Flames did not make the playoffs for a fifth straight year. The difference between this spring and the previous four is the Flames did not underachieve this time around. When since-deposed general manager Jay Feaster brought himself to say the word "rebuild" last summer, it confirmed following the departure of Jarome Iginla, Miikka Kiprusoff and Jay Bouwmeester that the Flames were going to be a lunchbucket squad until new stars emerged or were acquired. Calgary (35-40-7) finished 27th in the 30-team league this past season and second-last in the Western Conference above only Edmonton. The 77 points was the teams lowest total since 2002-03. The Flames went 19-14-1 after brawling with the Canucks in Vancouver on Jan. 18, but they were already in next-year territory after winning just nine games through November and December. The slow start opened the door to audition for the future. A dozen players made their NHL debut with the Flames this season. Calgary has a top-five pick in the NHL draft in June for the first time since 1973 when they were the Atlanta Flames. The Flames have a 10.7 per cent chance of winning the first overall pick in Tuesdays draft lottery. But in contrast with Oilers to the north — where people tossed jerseys on the ice in disgust — the Flames had more goodwill and patience from their fanbase. Calgary compensated for its lack of talent with tenacity. The Flames were involved in 49 one-goal games this season and went 25-24 in them. "The conclusion of a season that does not include playoff is a failure and we acknowledge that failure, but it was not a lost or wasted season in any sense of the word," said hockey operations president Brian Burke, who is also interim general manager until he hires a new one. "I think there were a lot of positive developments in this season that Im proud of. I think we gave (the fans) a product they enjoyed watching." Bob Hartley squeezed effort out of his group in his first full season behind the bench. The head coach has one year remaining on a three-year contract and Burke says Hartley will coach the team in 2014-15. "Once we get a general manager in place, Ill encourage that person to address that situation," Burke said. "Its not the end of the world when a coach works in the last year of his contract, but its not ideal. That will be up to the next GM." Hartley said prior to Calgarys home game "our report card still says we failed" but the coach said Monday that it was a "great day." "We decided late last year that we would get a new face to this organization. We would go with younger players," Hartley said. "From the inside — I dont know about the outside because Im not on the outside — from the inside, I saw commitment, I saw progress. Those guys gave us everything that they had." Unlike the previous four seasons when an expensive, veteran squad with stars on its roster fell short of the post-season, there was less disappointment and more optimism as the Flames packed their bags this time. With 22 goals, forward Sean Monahan became the first Flames rookie to score more than 21 since Iginla in 1996-97. The 19-year-old from Brampton, Ont., confirmed hell play for Canada in the world championships in Minsk, Belarus, next month. "Down the stretch, these last 20 games, carrying the puck, I felt more confident with the puck," Monahan said. "Thats something I want to be able to do next year, be confident with the puck, make plays and I guess produce a little bit more." Monahan and veterans Matt Stajan and Chris Butler raved about Mark Giordanos leadership skills in his first season as captain. The 30-year-old was also a key contributor on the ice with 47 points and a plus-12 rating. Giordano played himself into consideration for Canadas Olympic team. He declined the chance to participate in the world championships, saying a hand injury needed time to heal. When he was healthy, Karri Ramo played himself to No. 1 on Calgarys goaltending depth chart with a 17-15-4 record. The Finn has one year remaining on a two-year contract. "The players like him because he battles," Burke said. "I think Karri Ramo has established that he deserves to come back here as the No. 1 goaltender." Hobey Baker winner Johnny Gaudreau, who led the NCAA in scoring, signed a contract on the weekend and scored in his first NHL game Sunday in Vancouver. The players believe theyve built a foundation upon which to build for next season. All eyes turn to Burke, who he chooses as his new GM and assistant GM and how they in turn handle the draft and Calgarys cap space in free agency. "The GM search, were going to approach teams that missed the playoffs," Burke said. "If they have candidates were going to approach them today, some of them. "If we have to wait until after the draft to fill that position, we will." Burke took over as interim GM when he fired Feaster in December. Burke was brought on board in September as hockey ops president to accelerate Calgarys rebuild. His goal is to make the Flames bigger, stronger and meaner. He acquired a second- and third-round draft pick at the March 3 trade deadline, but added no players to the team. "I think truculence is part of this game," Burke said. "Everyone likes to make fun of that word because the first time I used it, a lot of people said its kind of a new word in hockey, but its not. "I think tough teams win. You look at the St. Louis Blues. Theyve been a dominant team all year. Their average weight is 208 pounds. In the West (conference) especially, if youre not a hostile team with size, youre not going to have success. We need to get bigger." Mike Cammalleri, Calgarys leading scorer and most expensive player counting $6 million against the salary cap, will be an unrestricted free agent July 1 unless he re-signs with the Flames. "I dont have anything to report," the 30-year-old said. "Just had some exit meetings and talked to Brian. He said wed talk again. Today wasnt the day to talk about that sort of thing. Today was a day to address the season. I am far from having ruled Calgary out as far as my future." Butler, 27, will also be a UFA for the first time in his career. "Its a unique opportunity, being unrestricted and having control of your destiny and being able to choose potentially where you want to go," Butler said. "Its an opportunity not everybody gets and it is something you earn and you work for. "Its something Ill think about, but its still a few months away and its kind of hard to think about right now having just played last night and wearing that jersey for the last three years." 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