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    • February 14, 2019 9:04 AM IST
    • Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork. Nike Vapormax Sale Online .com) - Former champions Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova secured first-round victories Tuesday at Wimbledon. The world No. 1 Williams hurried past fellow American Anna Tatishvili 6-1, 6-2 on the famed Centre Court, while the fifth-seeded former top-ranked star Sharapova won her eighth straight match on tour with a 6-1, 6-0 pasting of helpless Brit Samantha Murray on the No. 1 Court. Williams owns 17 Grand Slam singles titles, including five Wimbledon crowns. The reigning U.S. Open champ is now 71-9 at Wimbledon, including seven trips into the final at the All England Club. Sharapova, fresh off her French Open title three weeks ago, captured her lone Wimbledon title in 2004 by stunning Williams in the final and was the runner- up here in 2011. Up next for the Russian great will be Swiss Timea Bacsinszky. Meanwhile, fourth-seeded Pole Agnieszka Radwanska popped seven aces and committed only six unforced errors on her way to a 6-2, 6-1 triumph over Romanian Andreea Mitu in less than 50 minutes, Estonian Kaia Kanepi upset seventh-seeded former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 6-2, and ninth-seeded German Angelique Kerber dismissed Radwanskas younger sister, Urszula, 6-2, 6-4. Jankovic has always struggled on the Wimbledon grass, where shes never reached a quarterfinal and has fallen in round one on four occasions. Kerber was a grass-court runner-up in Eastbourne last week. Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki also advanced, as the 16th-seeded Dane posted a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Shahar Peer of Israel, while 19th-seeded Sabine Lisicki beat Israels Julia Glushko 6-2, 6-1 in her first match back on Centre Court. The German slugger Lisicki lost to the since-retired Marion Bartoli in last years finale at the AEC. The 29-year-old Bartoli was on hand Tuesday to take part in a special coin toss ceremony. She was greeted with a kiss from the chair umpire and a standing ovation from the crowd, her eyes all the while brimming with tears. An upset came when Frances Caroline Garcia took out 14th-seeded former French Open runner-up Sara Errani, of Italy, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5. Errani, who was also an opening-round loser here last year, has never made it past the third round at Wimbledon, including three first-round exits now in seven trips. Also on Day 2, 15th-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro charged past Chinese Zhang Shuai 6-1, 6-2; 20th-seeded German Andrea Petkovic, a French Open semifinalist, topped Polands Katarzyna Piter 6-1, 6-4; 25th-seeded Frenchwoman Alize Cornet overcame Slovak Anna Schmiedlova 4-6, 6-4, 6-2; Portuguese Michelle Larcher de Brito overcame and upended 28th-seeded two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1; American Victoria Duval drove out 29th-seeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea 6-4, 3-6, 6-1; and 31st-seeded Czech Klara Koukalova bested young American Taylor Townsend 7-5, 6-2. Several other women reached round two, including Americans Madison Keys and Varvara Lepchenko and Brit Heather Watson. Keys, fresh off her first-ever WTA title on the grass in Eastbourne last week, downed Puerto Rican Monica Puig 6-3, 6-3, while Lepchenko beat Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 6-2 and Watson cruised past Croat Ajla Tomljanovic 6-3, 6-2. Cheeap Vapormax Online . Ryu (8-3) allowed a run and three hits in six innings and struck out six in his 13th start. In his first 13 starts last season -- his first in the major leagues -- the left-hander was 8-5 with a 2.85 ERA. This was the ninth time this year that Ryu has allowed fewer than three earned runs, and he is 7-0 in those games. Vapormax For Sale Cheap .Then came December.Three straight losses, including a crushing 27-24 defeat to Washington (4-11) on Saturday, has the Eagles (9-6) on the brink of playoff elimination.TOKYO -- Milos Raonic may have been tired, but it didnt show. The third-seeded Canadian downed Japans Go Soeda 6-4, 7-6 (0) on Wednesday in the first round of the Japan Open as he tries to finish the ATP Tour season on a high note. Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., finished with a forehand winner down the line as he completely overwhelmed his Japanese opponent in the tiebreaker. "I did a lot of things well, I served well in tough situations even if my serve was going in and out a bit. It was an early match for me (11 a.m.)," said Raonic, who won the Thailand Open on Sunday. "Most of my matches in Bangkok were in late afternoon or at night. "But I believe I have adjusted well. Ive dealt with a lot of issues but in the important moments my game has held up. I served well and played a good tiebreaker, I buckled down when I had to." Raonic will next play Jeremy Chardy of France, who defeated Swiss qualifier Marco Chiudinelli 7-6 (2), 3-6, 7-6 (6). The 22-year-old Canadian is a provisional 11th in the race to the eight-man season wrapup in London next month and is working in Asia to try to qualify for the elite event for the first time. Raonic improved to 38-17 on the season with the victory. Soeda is now 0-9 at his home tournament. Raonic had 24 aces and never faced a break point. His break of Soeda in the third game of the opening set was enough to win the set after 35 minutes with his 10th ace. He dominated in the second-set tiebreaker to earn the victory. Raonic took a break after Wimbledon and has been working on his conditioning in recent weeks. Hes won 17 matches and lost five since his appearance at the All-England Club. "I think taking a longer period after Wimbledon to work on fitness really helped me," said Raonic. "When I returned to the court I hadd more confidence and Ive kept that going. Cheap Vapormax China. Its still helping me a lot at this moment." Raonic is playing Tokyo for the fourth straight year, standing 7-3 in the Japanese capital after making his breakthrough as a qualifier in only his second ATP-level event. Also Wednesday, top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro moved into the quarter-finals with a comfortable 6-2, 6-2 win over fellow Argentine Carlos Berlocq. Del Potro broke Berlocqs serve twice in the second set, and lost only eight points on serve under the roof, closed by rain. After Tuesdays three-set victory over Marcos Baghdatis, del Potro said it was good to find his rhythm. "I played a lot better than yesterday," del Potro said. "I served well, my forehand was strong and I was able to break his serve and be aggressive. I had control of the match all the time which was important to me." Del Potro, who is seeking his third title of the season following victories in Rotterdam and Washington, will next play Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine, who defeated eighth-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia 6-3, 7-6 (2). In the days only upset, Ivan Dodig of Croatia ousted second-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 7-6 (5). Matching 2009 champion Tsonga with nine aces, Dodig saved all three break points he faced. Dodig will attempt to earn a place in his third semifinal of 2013 against Jarkko Nieminen of Finalnd, who beat Michal Przysiezny of Poland 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2. Raonic lost in the final last year to local favourite Kei Nishikori, who will face Feliciano Lopez of Spain in the second round on Thursday. The fourth-seeded Nishikori is on the verge of becoming the first Japanese player to break into the top 10 and is bidding to win his second title of the season. ------ With files from The Associated Press. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '

    • February 14, 2019 9:04 AM IST
    • Alex Hammond with her thoughts ahead of the Investec Derby Festival with tips in all the big races. Will Hernandez Jersey . Its a classic weekend at Epsom, who do you fancy to win the Investec Derby on Saturday and what do you make of this years race?The Derby this year may be open, but it doesnt mean its a weak race. There are a handful of colts in the line up that could be absolutely anything. At the time of writing we are unsure how the ground is likely to ride, but its sure to be good at best after rain midweek and thats probably the most trainers can hope for. US Army Ranger has been on the slide after the change in underfoot conditions, but he is the talking horse from Ballydoyle and it has been hard to ignore him for that reason alone. Aside from the chatter, he may have only just won the Chester Vase beating stable mate Port Douglas by a short head, but he wasnt disgraced and should have learned plenty for that run, which was only his second.He has the right pedigree for this test being a son of Galileo out of an Irish Oaks winner. So, his price is drifting because of the rain, but on all evidence he shouldnt mind some ease in the ground and I dont think there will be any excuses on that score. That said, he doesnt really excite me and I wont be backing him. Ive backed Port Douglas each way because Id kick myself if he runs into a place without me! Alex Hammond I mentioned Port Douglas and if you fancy US Army Ranger, you have to give this colt a chance of running well at almost three times the price. The 14/1 available with Sky Bet is the dangling carrot that tempts me to back him to finish in the three and I think you could do worse in an open race. He stays well and could make up into a Leger horse later in the season so dont be surprised to see him dictating the pace as a Ballydoyle third, fourth or even fifth string. He gave 4lbs to US Army Ranger at Chester and that puts him in here with a shout.Another of the runners that has been the subject of plenty of chat is Andre Fabres Cloth Of Stars. He takes the same route as the master trainers Pour Moi and created a favourable impression at the Breakfast With The Stars morning. Derby: A-Z Guide Investec Derby at Epsom: Guide to the runners and riders Yet another horse that further muddies an already murky picture is Sir Michael Stoutes Ulysses, who needs to improve to win this, but has plenty going for him. Another son of the mighty Galileo, he is out of 2007 Oaks winner Light Shift, so is also bred for the job. He was impressive in winning his maiden, and while he needs to step up to make his mark on the race, he is with a trainer unlikely to be tilting at windmills.Jim Bolger has been keen to give a good mention to his Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial winner Moonlight Magic too and the step up to a mile and half should suit this son of Cape Cross who has a fairly regal pedigree on the dams side as she is a half sister to Sea The Stars and Galileo out of supermare Urban Sea.The ante-post favourite is now Dante winner Wings Of Desire at 4/1 with Sky Bet. Hes another colt that could be a superstar, but it has all happened quite fast as he didnt make his racecourse debut until April. Ive backed Port Douglas each way because Id kick myself if he runs into a place without me and I would like to see Ulysses find the necessary improvement to stamp his authority on the three-year-old colts division. He was impressive in winning his maiden, and while he needs to step up to make his mark on the race, hes with a trainer unlikely to be tilting at windmills. Alex on Ulysses There should be a classy line up of older horses over the Derby course and distance for the Investec Coronation Cup on Saturday, who wins this?Well, Postponed is 4/6 favourite with Sky Bet for the race to continue his winning run which goes back to his victory in the King George last summer and takes in the Prix Foy in September (both for Luca Cumani), followed by two wins at Meydan (for new trainer Roger Varian) including the Sheema Classic on his last start.  The price doesnt appeal again though, so Ill be looking elsewhere.Can Aidan OBriens Found beat him? On her best form she certainly can as we saw when she took the scalp of Golden Horn in the Breeders Cup Turf last October. However, she was beaten when sent off odds on favourite for the Tattersalls Gold Cup a couple of weeks ago and will need to bounce back from that. She has had a busy few weeks, so for me its another of the females that Ill be siding with.Simple Verse reappeared with a promising run in the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket, finishing second having to give weight to all of her rivals. Id expect her to improve for that run and she is a class act winning the Leger and the Champion Fillies and Mares Stakes at Ascot in October. Female or otherwise, she is one of the best middle distance horses around and its great to see her connections keep her in training as a four-year-old when it would have been an easier option to retire her to the paddocks after her Classic winning campaign last season. Im happy enough to back her at the 7/2 available with Sky Bet and hope she can beat the hot favourite with her weight allowance. Female or otherwise, she is one of the best middle distance horses around and its great to see her connections keep her in training as a four-year-old when it would have been an easier option to retire her to the paddocks. Alex on Simple Verse The Epsom Dash is a real spectacle and takes place over the fastest five furlongs in the world. The draw will play a big part, but who are you hoping will be allotted a handy berth on Saturday?A cavalry charge in the true sense of the word and a real lottery. Im not mad keen on betting in these types of races, but you are guaranteed a thrill if you are getting involved.Duke Of Firenze won this in 2013 for Sir Michael Stoute and is back for more at a track he acts well over. He seems to be enjoying life with David Griffiths who took over his training this season having bought him for just 16,000 guineas, he won a good handicap at York for him last time out and carries a penalty for that win.Last years winner Desert Law is back for more and is one of two in the race for Paul Midgley who does well with his sprinters and also has last years runner up Monsieur Joe amongst the entries. Those horses should be involved again. Harry Hurricane is also penalised for a York handicap win last time out.Roger Varians Maljaa looks a potential fly in the ointment for the seasoned sprinters. He is having just his 11th start in this race and could progress out of handicaps. He returned this season with a good effort at Chester (despite getting a bump turning into the home straight), has plenty of speed and given a decent draw he could run a big race. Hes a 10/1 shot with Sky Bet.There are some equally competitive handicaps over the two days racing on the Downs, can you highlight one horse that you hope can win one of them please?The ground on Wednesday afternoon was changed to soft, good to soft in places so it is unlikely to suit fast ground horses even if its dries considerably before Friday/Saturday. I refuse to give up on What About Carlo who is declared to run in Fridays 10 furlong handicap at 1435. Conditions will suit Eve Johnson Houghtons gelding perfectly and if he can jump off on terms he should run a big race; although a word of caution, the yard are without a winner for a while.Theres no doubt he has work to do to beat Dark Red, who has beaten him the last twice, but he loves Epsom and will pop up at some point and Ill be gutted if its without me, I do think I could be following him off a cliff though!Ill also be watching with interest to see how Dutch Uncle gets on when dropped back to a mile in the 1545 on Friday for in form trainer Ed Dunlop. On Friday the fillies line up in the Investec Oaks, the picture has looked less clear as race day approaches, who do you think will come out on top?Nine fillies are declared for the Oaks with Aidan OBriens 1000 Guineas winner Minding heading the betting. Theres no doubt she is the form horse in the race and on all known evidence she should take all the beating. She was beaten by Jet Setting in the Irish 1000 Guineas where a bang to the head in the stalls was given as a possible excuse. Whether that affected her greatly or not is almost irrelevant because her form is the strongest in Fridays line up and at her best the rest will struggle to beat her. Her price isnt really attractive though and I wont be backing her.Skiffle has been added to the field at a cost of £30,000 and she comes here having handled the cambers of Goodwood by winning the Height Of Fashion Stakes. She is pretty inexperienced, but should improve further for the step up to 12 furlongs. I can see why Charlie Appleby was keen for Sheikh Mohammed to add her to the field and she should run well.The horse Ill be having a little fun each way flutter on given the rain that has fallen, is Harlequeen, who is trained by Mick Channon. She finished 4th in the Musidora at York behind So Mi Dar, not beaten far, and if she settles a bit better could finish in the first three at a decent price (currently 20/1 with Sky Bet). I dont think shell be going back to Channons as a Classic winner, but neither so I think shes a no-hoper, she should stay 12 furlongs and will handle the ground if its on the soft side. Also See: Derby: A-Z Guide Live results service Full racecards Get Sky Sports Ray-Ray Armstrong Giants Jersey . Hoefl-Rieschs exit — from the downhill course into safety nets, then airlifted from the slope by helicopter — left Anna Fenninger of Austria favourite to win her first giant crystal trophy one month after becoming an Olympic champion. Jonathan Stewart Jersey . Doug Fister allowed two runs over seven innings and Washington hit three solo homers in a 6-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.OTTAWA - Brett Gustavsen scored in a shootout as the Ottawa 67s beat the Peterborough Petes 3-2 in Ontario Hockey League play Wednesday. Brendan Bell also connected in the shootout while Tyler Hill and Ryan Van Stralen scored in regulation for the 67s (11-18-3). Connor Boland and Michael Clarke replied for the Petes (13-18-4). Philippe Trudeau stopped 37 shots for Ottawa, while Peterboroughs Michael Giugovaz made 31 saves. --- STING 3 ATTACK 2 (OT) OWEN SOUND, Ont. -- Jeff King scored in overtime as Sarnia overcame the Attack. Nickolas Latta and Nikolay Goldobin had a goal each for the Sting (12-19-3) during a four-goal third period. Gilbert Gabor scored botth goals for Owen Sound (17-12-6). Custom New York Giants Jerseys. Taylor Dupuis led the way for Sarnia with 38 saves. Brandon Hope turned aside 30 shots for the Attack. --- BULLS 4 WHALERS 1 BELLEVILLE, Ont. -- Cameron Brace had two goals for the Bulls, who cruised past Plymouth. Aaron Berisha and Remi Elie also scored for league-worst Belleville (9-21-4). Mathieu Henderson opened the scoring with the first and ultimately last goal for the Whalers (11-20-4) just 1:33 into the game on the power play. Bellevilles Charlie Graham made 33 saves, while Plymouths Alex Nedeljkovic was yanked after allowing two goals on nine shots. Zack Bowman stopped 33 shots in relief. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China JerseysWholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '

    • February 14, 2019 9:04 AM IST
    • New world No 1 Andy Murray will face Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic in his group at the World Tour Finals in London, live on Sky Sports. Cheap Authentic Nike Tanjun . Murray became the 26th player to top the world rankings on Monday, although he already knew that would be the case when he made it to the Paris Masters final on Saturday.The British superstar went on to beat John Isner in three sets in Sundays final and now faces the worlds third, fifth and seventh-ranked players in the McEnroe Group at the season-ending event. Live Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals November 13, 2016, 12:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Murrays record in the tournament, which starts on Sunday, is not that good and Wawrinka beat him in straight sets 12 months ago for his third straight win over the Briton. World Tour Finals: The Groups ATP World Tour Finals: Whos in whos group at Londons O2? But Murray won the only meeting between the pair this season in the semi-finals of the French Open and leads the career head-to-head 9-7.Being drawn against Nishikori gives Murray the chance for some revenge, as the Japanese player is one of few to have beaten him this summer, knocking him out in the US Open quarter-final. Kei Nishikori celebrates defeating Murray at the US Open That was only his second win over Murray in nine matches with the other having come at the World Tour Finals in 2014.Cilic also owns a 2016 win over Murray which came at the Cincinnati Masters, although Murray did claim a home win over the Croat at Queens and owns an 11-3 lifetime record against him. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. Murray said: The last few years I havent played so well there. One year, I played really well and missed out by, I dont even know what it was in the end, but by a game.One of the years, I played one of the best matches of the year against Rafa [Nadal] in the semi-finals... I just want to play my best and finish the year on a good note in that respect. Novak Djokovic has won the event the last four seasons The Lendl Group features deposed world No 1 Novak Djokovic, Milos Raonic, Gael Monfils and Dominic Thiem.Djokovic has won the last four editions of the event at the O2, with three of his final victories coming over the injured Roger Federer.Monfils and Thiem are playing in the event for the first time. Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares of Brazil are top seeds for the doubles event Jamie Murray qualified as top seed for the doubles event with his Brazilian partner Bruno Soares, and they have been drawn against former world No 1 pairing Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States.Also in their group are Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo, and Max Mirnyi and Treat Huey. Daily Schedule: Afternoon session Evening session Sunday 13 November Djokovic v Thiem Raonic v Monfils Monday 14 November Wawrinka v Nishikori Murray v Cilic Check our game-by-game coverage from all Group matches at the ATP World Tour Finals in London - including Andy Murray - on skysports.com/tennis, our app for mobile devices and iPad and our Twitter account @skysportstennis. Also See: World Tour Finals: The Groups Murrays milestones The climb to World No 1 WATCH: Sky Sports tributeCheap Nike Tanjun China . Expensive. The NFL fined Tomlin $100,000 on Wednesday for interfering with Baltimores Jacoby Jones on a kickoff return in the third quarter of a 22-20 loss to the Ravens on Thanksgiving night. Nike Tanjun Cheap Outlet . -- Aaron Rodgers isnt out for revenge in Green Bays season opener.It is January 27, 2006 and UEFAs members are all gathered together in Switzerland for the draw of the 2008 European Championships. For the draw that day Spain are placed in pot two and ranked by the co-efficients as the thirteenth best side in Europe. They are given a group led by Sweden. It is now the summer and the Spanish are in Germany for the World Cup. They never look like a power and are thrashed by France in the last 16. Three months later a team featuring Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Carles Puyol, Xavi, Xabi Alonso, David Villa and Fernando Torres lose 3-2 to Northern Ireland. A month later they are beaten 2-0 by Sweden, trailing for 80 minutes of the match. Spain are nobodies on a track to a major tournament in third gear, preparing to fail once again at a major tournament. Coach Luis Aragones thought differently. He saw the special players he had and demanded they change their style. It was the first seed that was planted that led to the losers becoming winners. "Aragones changed our style, no longer regularly crossing from those wide areas. It was then when he decided to put his faith in the smaller players, said midfielder Marcos Senna. Spain made it to Euro 2008 and when David Villa scored a 92nd minute winner against the aforementioned Sweden in the group stages, people still didnt believe in their credentials. They always fail and will again was the public sentiment. It is June 22, 2008 and Spains quarterfinal game against Italy has ended 0-0. Time for penalties. Their record from the spot in such scenarios was 2-4 in major tournaments. Losers again. Cesc Fabregas, only 21, changed everything when he slotted home the winner that night in Vienna. Sure, Spain were delighted to win but the overriding emotion was relief. Relief that led to belief. Russia, beaten already in the group stages, were easy opponents in the semifinal and then Germany were defeated 1-0 on a sublime pass from Xavi and a clinical finish from Torres. From losers to winners inside two years. Vicente Del Bosque took over from Aragones after Euro 2008. "Some said it was the worst time to inherit the squad, it was the best," he would later say. Now they were winners, under the guidance of the brilliant Del Bosque, Spains integral players took over and their outstanding football brains became the difference. At the 2010 World Cup they lost to Switzerland in the first game but as European champions they didnt think of themselves as flops. David Villa and Andres Iniesta got them into the knock-out stages and against Portugal in the last 16, another tight game, one moment of brilliance was the difference. Iniesta danced outside the box, saw a gap between the channels for Villa to run on to but it was a tad too slow. "I had seen the pass by Andres, meant for Villa, so I just backheeled it," Xavi would say. Villa did the rest. 1-0 Spain. Helped by the brain of the master. It would be 1-0 Spain again defeating Paraguay in the quarterfinals, a game that was far from easy and again won on the field and in the mind. Iker Casillas saved a penalty from Oscar Cardozo but it was not on instinct. Spains intelligence rose again. Casillas recapping the game said; "Pepe (Reina, backup goalie) is obsessed with how the opposition takes penalties, with his help I knew he would go that way." Reina added: Cardozo, in tight matches, always went to his safe side." Spain would win 1-0, again led by Iniesta and finished by Villa, to finally get beyond the quarterfinals. Through their brilliance on the field and their preparation off it they were knocking down barriers past Spanish teams fell over. "We broke old ways of thinking (that day), that we were inferior to others," said Del Bosque. The semifinal against Germany was equally as tight. Spain controlled the game, showed Germany what they needed to do to improve, but they still couldnt score. Xavi recalled: "At half-time Puyol said we had taken three or four corners already and said if you put it near the penalty spot, then we could cause problems." In the 73rd minute at Durban that day, Xavi produced another stunning assist in a major game, and Puyol did exactly what he said. 1-0 Spain. Another victory won by their brilliance on and off the pitch. By now Spain were easily the best team in the world. They just needed a game to prove it. And 116 minutes. Iniesta, fittingly, delivered the knock out punch and Spain were champions of the world. They had conceded fewer goals than any previous winner. They had changed the game annd set the standard. Nike Tanjun Clearance. Since losing to Sweden almost four years earlier they had trailed just five times, none more than 46 minutes, losing just once to Switzerland. Qualifying for Euro 2012 was much the same. They went down a goal to the Czechs but came from behind to win, as they always did. They were huge favourites for Euro 2012 despite star striker Villa being ruled out injured. Del Bosque used it as an opportunity to try something new. The great innovators, who were being copied by everyone - after all, winners are always imitated - were changing their identity again. Fabregas, as a false nine, scored three minutes after Italy opened the scoring in the first game and Spain would never trail again. The false nine gave them great mobility, dropped deep, controlled the space, and stopped the opposition starting transitions. France were destroyed in the quarters, and then came another tight game with Portugal. 0-0, time for penalties. Del Bosque recalls the moment as easy as many of his players wanted to take one. "We made one late switch, replacing Iniestas order with Fabregas, because he wanted to take the last one, remembering four years earlier." Intelligence once again coming to the fore. Fabregas scored the final penalty and Spain went on to crush Italy in the final, again with Xavi starring with two more brilliant assists in a monumental match. Spain were accused of being boring throughout that tournament but this team was a team to watch with a smile on your face; not with frustration. They had made something very difficult look easy, had produced ball treasurers and space invaders that forced their opponents to re-think their own styles. Major tournaments like the World Cup care little for reputations; they create them. And in a knock-out tournament, where one game, one mistake, one decision can change a game it was Spain that dominated three of them in a row. During that, they not only changed their own reputations but they changed how the game was played. A decade before their success it was thought that players below six feet tall were not strong enough to deal with physical demands of the direct play that was so evident in the modern game. Then came the little masters from Spain. Their place in football history is secure. Yes, they were successful but they were also pioneers led by true footballing greats. Greats like Iker Casillas, a magnificent goalkeeper and captain who united a team divided by Barcelona and Real Madrid and no longer tolerated the antics that held the team back. Greats like Carles Puyol, a man who was never physically gifted to play at the highest level of his profession but who was a winner and who read the game brilliantly. Greats like Xavi Hernandez, simply one of the best players to play the game, and arguably the best player Spain has ever produced. The true conductor of the orchestra, the cleverest of all of midfielders, whose tactical awareness and vision we should talk about for the rest of our lives. Indeed, it isnt just Xavi that we should recount stories about. We are key witnesses; the guardians of history and in years to come will often be able to tell generations to follow just how this Spain team were. That book closed on a raucous night at the Maracana on Tuesday. It was not the death of tika-taka, far from it, instead it was simply the end of a team thats core players struggled to still play together. Many of their core players were off form and they were not a team built to play from behind against talented teams. From that loss in Sweden in 2006 to the start of this World Cup, the World and European champions had trailed in just seven of 54 competitive matches, winning 47 of them and losing just once. Chasing a game against a top side, their pivot of Sergio Busquets and Xabi Alonso struggled for the second straight game. Casillas, past his prime and not sharp could do nothing. Xavi, dropped, watching on the bench was powerless. It was a sad ending to a wonderful chapter in the sport. Sure, Spain will come again. At 30, Iniesta must surely delight many a neutral who desires to see him play in another World Cup, and legitimate world class players like Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Sergio Busquets and David Silva will not be going anywhere. They will be joined by many young stars that they have coming and it will not surprise anyone to see this team win another major tournament in the next decade. However, theyll never be like they were. Our parents had Brazil 1958-1970 and we had Spain 2008-14. 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    • February 14, 2019 9:03 AM IST
    • SALT LAKE CITY - Just four days after becoming one of the most disputed all-star omissions, Kyle Lowry received his consolation prize from the NBA. David Beckham Jersey . The Raptors point guard has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 27, through Sunday, Feb. 2, the league announced ahead of Torontos meeting with the Jazz on Monday. Lowry led off the week topping 30 points in back-to-back games for the first time in his career - including a season-high 33 points in Wednesdays win over the Magic - carrying his team to a pair of victories without injured leading scorer DeMar DeRozan. Overall, the eighth-year guard averaged 25.0 points and 8.0 assists as Toronto finished the week with a 3-1 record. For Lowry, the recognition is long overdue. "He is one of the best point guards in the league right now," Dwane Casey said in Denver Thursday evening, hours after the all-star reserves were announced and Lowry, despite his body of work this season, was left off the list. DeRozan, a first-time all-star, was voted in by the coaches and will deservedly represent the Raptors in New Orleans later this month but Lowrys case should have been just as, if not more, compelling. Since the early-December trade of Rudy Gay, Lowry has come out of his shell, emerging as the teams leader. Hes been the Raptors most reliable contributor and a big part of the post-trade resurgence. Toronto has won 19 of 29 games since moving Gay, recording 20 or more assists in 23 of those contests. "Me personally, I thought he should have made [the All-Star team]," DeRozan said Thursday. "Especially [with] what he means to this team. There are not too many players that are doing the things he is doing." Lowry, sincerely happy for his teammate, shrugged off the coaches oversight, concerning himself with team success over individual accolades. Similarly, he downplayed a couple nominations for earlier Player of the Week awards and will likely do the same after winning one, but after putting the team on his shoulders this past week, the honour comes well deserved. With DeRozan sidelined for the first time this season, nursing an ankle injury, Lowry engineered a thrilling victory over the surging Nets in Brooklyn to begin the week. In that game, Lowry become the first player this season to record at least 30 points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals, something only LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant accomplished last year. The 27-year-old is also having a career year from beyond the arch, connecting on 16 of his 36 attempts from three-point range last week. Lowry goes into Mondays game in Utah needing nine more threes to match his career-high for treys in a season (129). Hell also chase down Morris Petersons franchise record for most three-pointers made in a single campaign (177). Lowry became the fifth Raptor to win Player of the Week, joining Chris Bosh, Vince Carter, Mike James and Jalen Rose. Also left off the All-Star squad, Suns guard Goran Dragic - Lowrys former teammate in Houston - captured the award in the West. Ander Herrera Jersey . Its the games against the leagues struggling franchises that have proved to be an issue. Ashley Young Jersey . A last-minute leveler ensured the two-time defending champion remained nine points ahead of Roma, which drew 0-0 at bitter rival Lazio in the capital derby.CHICAGO -- Pitching only 8 miles from where he grew up, Mike Bolsinger had more nerves than usual when he stepped on the mound at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs. In front of about 20 family and friends, some of whom he hadnt seen in a long time after his family moved away when he was 10 years old, Bolsinger delivered exactly what the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks needed. Bolsinger earned his first major league win, pitching into the seventh inning and hitting an RBI single as Arizona beat the Cubs 5-2 Thursday. "Every once in a while Id look over and see my friends and family cheering me on," Bolsinger said. "It was good to get the first win, but I think it was a lot better to get a big team win, especially two in a row now. Hopefully that gets something started with this club, and we can keep it rolling." Bolsinger (1-1) allowed one unearned run and four hits in 6 2-3 innings. He struck out seven and walked two. Bolsinger was given the traditional beer shower by his teammates to celebrate his first win. Addison Reed got his fifth save in six chances with a perfect ninth, and the Diamondbacks won consecutive games for only the second time this season. After the game, Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero defended manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers against critical comments about them and the teams 7-18 start. Montero, unprovoked, said the staff doesnt deserve any blame for Arizonas record. "Theyve been coming here with the best attitude and the best intentions and theyve been pushing us hard, very positive," Montero said. "I wanted to say that because the blame should be on us, should be on the players. We havent played the way were supposed to play. I wanted to take that off my chest." Montero hit a two-out double in the first inning off Edwin Jackson (1-2) for a 1-0 lead. Montero also had an RBI single in the eighth off reliever Jose Veras. The Cubs got that early run back right away in the bottom half of the first. Leadoff man Emilio Boniifacio stretched a hit up the middle into a hustle double, which was reviewed when it appeared he was tagged out when he overslid the base. Eric Bailly Jersey. After a lengthy replay review, the call stood. Following a walk, Bonifacio scored on left fielder Roger Kieschnicks error on a line drive by Anthony Rizzo. The Cubs went on to load the bases with one out on a walk, but Bolsinger struck out Mike Olt looking and got Welington Castillo to fly out. "It was a tough (road) trip, going 3-4 on it," Gibson said. "Wed like to do better than that. Were in a very tough time, and were pressing very hard. It seemed like we came out more relaxed today, and theyre feeling better about themselves." Cliff Pennington walked in the Arizona second and scored on Tony Campanas double. Bolsinger singled for a 3-1 lead. "Early in the game, it felt like I was rushing a little bit," Jackson said. "It was one of those days when you feel like you dont have your best stuff, so you try to make it happen. You just have to take a step back and slow the game down. I let it come to me, tried to go out and take it." Despite throwing 40 pitches through two innings, Jackson settled down and posted his longest outing since Sept. 10. He allowed five hits while walking two and striking out four in seven innings. Rizzo hit a solo home run in the eighth, his third of the season. NOTES: Diamondbacks OF Mark Trumbo (stress fracture in left foot) was placed on the 15-day disabled list and Kieschnick was recalled from Triple-A Reno. Kieschnick made his Diamondbacks debut Thursday, starting in left field and going 0 for 4 with three strikeouts. ... OF A.J. Pollock (neck stiffness) was not in the starting lineup for a fourth consecutive game. Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said he was much improved but not where theyd like him to be. ... 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    • February 14, 2019 9:03 AM IST
    • MIAMI -- LeBron James watched from the bench in a stylish grey suit, and with the game deadlocked at halftime, he took off his necktie. Air Max 95 Italia . Soon the tie on the scoreboard was gone, too. Stout defence plus Chris Boshs outside shooting and a boost from Miamis reserves helped the Heat overcome the absence of their MVP on Sunday to beat the Chicago Bulls 93-79. "We were missing a pretty big man," Dwyane Wade said. "Theres nothing we can do to replace the best player in the world, but we just had to go out there and play team basketball on both ends of the floor." James was a late scratch after he broke his nose in Thursdays win at Oklahoma City, and his teammates picked up the slack. Former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden replaced James for his first NBA start since December 2009, and reserves Chris Andersen, Michael Beasley and Ray Allen helped the Heat pull away in the second half. "You dont want to see guys out," said coach Erik Spoelstra, who earned his 300th career victory. "But when guys are out, Im always curious to see how you respond as a team. Weve have several of these games that could have been excuse games, but guys have stepped up." Bosh tied a career high with four 3-pointers and had 28 points and 10 rebounds. Wade added 23 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, while Mario Chalmers contributed 12 points and nine assists. Defence did the rest against the offensively challenged Bulls. "Were starting to put it together defensively," Bosh said. "We got off to a slow start early in the season, but I think right now were starting to get it, starting to click." Like the Heat, the Bulls were also short-handed, with starter Jimmy Butler a late scratch because of bruised ribs. They shot 36 per cent, went 6 for 21 from 3-point range and were called for a 24-second violation at least six times, including twice in a row. "We werent playing with a good enough thrust," guard Kirk Hinrich said. "We were slow getting into our stuff. We didnt make quick decisions, and we got stuck fighting the clock." Joakim Noah had 20 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks for the Bulls, who had won five in a row. "Those guys have ended our seasons a lot," Noah said. "Youve got to hate playing those guys, and every time we play them our intensity has to be high. We did it in spurts, it wasnt good the whole time, and thats whats disappointing." Miami, playing at home for the first time in 20 days, extended its winning streak to five games. Wade sealed the victory by sinking a jumper with less than three minutes left, giving the Heat their first 18-point lead. Earlier two of his points came on free throws after he improvised a backward somersault when fouled hard in the lane. Otherwise there werent a lot of acrobatics from the typically high-flying Heat, who shot 42 per cent and had only seven fast-break points. Contributing to the workmanlike effort was the 7-foot Oden, playing his 11th game after being sidelined by knee trouble for 3 1/2 years. He had five points and five rebounds in 13 minutes. "Greg was great," Spoelstra said. "Hes an active player for somebody that big, and hes very intelligent. He has a good grasp of what we want to do." The stoic Oden shrugged off the milestone of returning to the starting lineup. "Im starting to feel a little more comfortable out there, and I think guys are starting to feel more comfortable with me," he said. "Its something we can build on. Being able to put me in that starting lineup showed some confidence in me." James, missing a game for only the second time this season, drew a big ovation when he was shown on the video scoreboard during an early timeout. During another timeout in the fourth quarter, when the Heat had built a big cushion, he danced to music blaring over the public address system while his teammates huddled. They scored on seven consecutive possessions during a 16-2 run at the end of the third quarter that put them ahead 65-52. The catalysts were unlikely: In quick succession, Andersen dunked on an alley-oop, Allen hit a runner and Beasley banked home a basket. "It doesnt matter if LeBrons out," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "Theyre a good team. That team has other players. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade -- those are All-Stars, too. The bench is deep. Thats a championship team." NOTES: Spoelstra earned his 300th victory in his 448th game. Only five coaches reached the milestone more quickly, including his boss, Pat Riley, who did it the fastest at 416 games. ... Wades seven offensive rebounds were a career high. ... The Bulls fell to 24-6 when leading after one quarter. ... 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The 366-year-old, 12-year veteran has a career batting average of . Air Max 95 Outlet Online. 61 with 169 homers and 594 RBI, playing for the Mets, Pirates, Rays, Astros, Orioles, Rockies, Phillies and Cardinals. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '

    • February 14, 2019 9:03 AM IST
    • SAN DIEGO -- The major leagues worst offence appears to have woken up. Vapormax Miglior Prezzo . Chase Headley returned to the lineup with a three-run homer and Seth Smith drove in four runs as the San Diego Padres resurgence at the plate continued with a 9-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. Headley, who came off the 15-day disabled list before the game, connected on a 2-2 fastball from Carlos Marmol (0-3) to cap a four-run sixth inning and give the Padres a 6-2 lead. "Its huge to have a couple of wins where youre not stressed about it," Smith said. "You get some runs early, the pitchers are doing well. Just mentally you can kind of cruise to the end. Its huge for your psyche, just for your mental state." San Diego, which came in averaging a major league-low 2.8 runs per game, was coming off a 10-1 win over Miami on Friday, its highest scoring output since Sept. 25. Smith hit a solo homer, a two-run double and an RBI triple for the Padres, who matched Friday nights total of 13 hits. Another thing that was good for the Padres mental state was the return of Headley, back after recovering from a strained right calf. "Its awesome," Headley said. "It really felt like I was swinging at the pitches that I wanted to early in the game. I put together a bunch of good at-bats to lead up to it (homer). It felt great." The 19 combined runs were the most San Diego scored in consecutive games since Sept. 5-6, 2012. "Those two guys hitting right there in the middle of the lineup was production at its finest," Padres manager Bud Black said. Smith has been one of the few Padres who has consistently hit this season. Since May 3, the lefty is batting .577 (15 for 26) with six doubles, three triples, a home run and six RBIs. "Guys are starting to settle down a little bit and have some good at-bats," Headley said. "When you do that as a club, it puts pressure on the pitcher." With the score tied at 2, Marmol relieved Nathan Eovaldi in the sixth and got two quick outs. But Everth Cabrera reached on an infield bunt, stole second and went to third on catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchias throwing error. Marmol intentionally walked Smith, who had an RBI triple in the first and hit a solo homer in the third. Jedd Gyorko followed with an RBI single. Headley was hitless in two at-bats with a walk when he pulled Marmols 93 mph fastball down the right field line. The ball went just inside the foul pole for his third homer. "I feel like my swing is in a better place than where it was when I went on the DL," Headley said. "Thats Chase," Smith said. "Hes going to do things for us, as long as he is healthy and in the lineup. It definitely makes our lineup deeper." Marlins manager Mike Redmond said the club was going to designate Marmol for assignment. "Its been a struggle for him," Redmond said. "Weve tried to keep getting him in there in different situations and it just hasnt worked." Marmol has an 8.10 ERA, having allowed 12 runs on 16 hits over 13 1-3 innings. "I didnt work out," Marmol said. "You got to get people out here. Its tough. Theres not much to say. I tried my best on the mound and it didnt work out." Casey McGehee hit a two-run homer in the first inning for the Marlins, whose road record dropped to 3-12, worst in the majors. Eric Stults (2-3) allowed two runs on six hits over six innings. The switch-hitting Headley came into the game batting just .186 with two home runs and seven RBIs in 70 at-bats. He was one of four San Diego regulars hitting below .200. NOTES: The Padres have scored just 10 runs while Stults was in the game in his eight starts. . The Marlins came into the game with an 8-2 record against left-handed starters, tops in the majors. . Padres RHP Hector Ambriz, designated for assignment on Thursday, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso on Saturday. . Marlins RHP Henderson Alvarez (2-2, 2.62 ERA) faces Padres LHP Robbie Erlin (1-4, 4.95) in Sundays finale. Nike Vapormax Italia . Niese pitched seven steady innings on a rainy Tuesday night and Daniel Murphy had three hits to lead New York to a 6-1 victory over the Phillies. Nike Vapormax Saldi . This is not some token job for a prominent, popular former player. All of those areas need a lot of work, so Molitor is going to be busy. "Hes certainly got a history and knowledge and a high baseball IQ," general manager Terry Ryan said.BAIE-COMEAU, Que. -- Anthony Mantha broke a 3-3 deadlock with 51 seconds remaining in regulation as the Val-dOr Foreurs edged the host Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4-3 on Tuesday to win the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League championship. Mantha also tacked on two assists and finished the playoffs with 24 goals and 38 points in 24 games. Antoine Bibeau stopped 40 shots for the Foreurs and was awarded the Guy Lafleur Trophy as MVP of the series. Louick Marcotte, Samuel Henley and Randy Gazzola also scored for Val-dOr, whhich carried a 3-0 lead into the third period. Vapormax Outlet Italia. Jeremy Gregoire, Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau and Felix Girard scored in the third for the Drakkar, who let a 3-2 series lead slip away. Baie-Comeaus Philippe Cadorette turned aside 18-of-22 shots in a losing cause. The Foreurs went 0 for 2 on the power play while the Drakkar failed to score on four chances with the man advantage. 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    • February 14, 2019 9:03 AM IST
    • The Washington Capitals have a chance for their longest home win streak in five seasons as they try for their eighth consecutive victory at the Verizon Center on Tuesday night against the Edmonton Oilers. Authentic Cheap Yeezys . The Oilers (11-26-9) also ended a three-game overall losing streak with their 3-2 shootout victory over Florida on Saturday. Matt Hendricks provided the tying short-handed goal in the third period and Nail Yakupov scored in the extra period. Its always great to get two points before (facing) a pretty good team, Washington, said Yakupov, whose team is 3-12-7 away from home this season. A couple of days of rest and weve got to be ready for the next game. Edmonton won 3-2 in the first matchup with Washington on Oct. 22, scoring the final two goals. The Capitals outshot the Oilers 23-10 in the final two periods, but Ben Scrivens let just one get past him. Washington has won its past two home games against Edmonton and eight of nine. Alex Ovechkin has seven goals and five assists in nine all-time matchups with the Oilers, though he did not record a point Oct. 22. He has nine goals and four assists in his last 10 games overall. Nicklas Backstrom, seeking his 400th career assist, has recorded five assists and one goal in his past three games against Edmonton. Washington (24-13-8) came into the weekend on a 14-1-4 surge, but suffered a 4-3 loss at Nashville on Friday and a 5-4 defeat at Dallas on Saturday. The Capitals had allowed two goals in their previous three games. Braden Holtby posted a 1.89 goals-against average during the 19-game hot streak as part of his run of 21 consecutive starts and franchise-record 27 straight appearances. He started against the Predators before giving way to Justin Peters for his first start since Nov. 29 on Saturday. The Capitals rallied from a 3-0 deficit against the Stars but gave up two goals in a 16-second span in the third period. I like the fact that we stayed with it and gave ourselves the chance to get a point at the end, coach Barry Trotz said. There was a lot of resiliency in the room. It was a back-to-back. A real hard game (Friday) took a lot out of us, but weve got to be a little tighter than we were. Its imperative that we get (Tuesdays game). We have to be hungry. We have to get that game. To me, its almost like a (must-win) game. The Capitals havent dropped three straight since a season-high 0-4-1 skid Oct. 26-Nov. 4 and get the chance to avoid that on home ice, where theyve given up 10 goals in their last seven games. Washington hasnt won eight in a row at home since a team-record 13-game streak Jan. 5-March 6, 2010. It will face a team that snapped a 14-game road skid its last time out. Oilers (31PTS) at Capitals (56PTS) EDM is 1-0-0 vs WSH this season, winning at home WSH has won 2 straight at home vs EDM WSH (24-13-8): lost 2 straight, both on the road, 9GA, both by 1G Ovechkin (3G, 1A) past 2 games EDM (11-26-9): 1-8-6 past 15 road games, 27GF, 4/38 on PP Hall (0G, 1A) past 3GP Real Cheap Yeezys . The teams were scoreless for most of the first two periods before Canada scored three times in a span of less than four minutes. Sarah Potomak opened the scoring on the power play. Discount Yeezy Shoes . LOUIS -- The Tampa Bay Rays have placed right-handed pitcher Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list with an undisclosed illness.OSLO, Norway -- Buoyed by two gold medals from the Sochi Olympics, Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen says he will continue for two more years and not retire this season as planned. Bjoerndalen, who had failed to win any major race for two years before Sochi, writes in a Facebook entry that he is "full of energy and inspiraation" after winning the 10-kilometre sprint and mixed relay at last months Olympics. Yeezy Wholesale Authentic. The 40-year-old Norwegian says he will continue his career until the 2016 world championships in Oslo. With 13 Olympic medals, including eight gold, Bjoerndalen is the most decorated Winter Games athlete of all time.Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '

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    • The agent for forward Ryan Kesler is denying that his client has requested that the Vancouver Canucks trade him. Jordan Pickford Jersey . Speaking to Adrian Dater of The Denver Post, agent Kurt Overhardt says that a report from TVA Sports saying that Kesler had asked for a trade is "a bunch of b.s.". TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reports that Canucks general manager Mike Gillis neither confirmed nor denied the report. Kesler, 29, is nursing a hand injury and did not dress on Thursday night for Vancouvers post-Olympic opener against the St. Louis Blues. Rumours in recent days have suggested that the Canucks have been listening to offers for Kesler and Alex Edler. Kesler has two more years remaining on a six-year, $30 million contract. He will be paid $5 million in each of the next two seasons and his high cap hit is expected to potentially make him difficult to move before the March 5 deadline. David Beckham England Jersey . Raonic, the No. 8 seed from Thornhill, Ont., fired 11 aces and did not have a double-fault as he comfortably advanced to the third round at the Masters Series event. England Jerseys . Which is to say, the top of this years draft class is not as dynamic or exciting as the 2013 class of Nate MacKinnon, Sasha Barkov, Jonathan Drouin and Seth Jones and its not as strikingly promising as the highly-anticipated 2015 slate of Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Noah Hanifin.FRANKFURT, Germany -- Eintracht Frankfurt earned its first points of the Bundesliga season by winning 2-0 at its Braunschweig namesake on Sunday. Goals by Alexander Meier in the 52nd and by Stefan Aigner 10 minutes later secured the victory for Frankfurt, which began the season with two defeats. Promoted Braunschweig has lost all three of its games since returning to the Bundesliga after 28 years. Meiers deflected shhot from inside the penalty area left goalkeeper Daniel Davari no chance. Raheem Sterling England Jersey. . Aigner intercepted a poor pass from Omar Elabdellaouim to secure the victory 10 minutes later, slipping the ball past Davari easily from close range. Eintracht finished sixth last season when it was promoted and earned a place in Europa League qualifying. Eintracht won 2-0 at Qarabag in Azerbaijan in the first leg. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '

    • February 14, 2019 9:03 AM IST
    • It was a night where all the teams in the playoff chase in the Western Conference picked up points with the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 shootout win over the Phoenix Coyotes being a three-pointer. Isco Jersey . With the win, the Jets improve to 10-3-1 under coach Paul Maurice and 5-1 at home since the coaching change. With 21 games remaining, the Jets are now on 64 points and just two out of the final playoff spot. The team plays another divisional game Saturday afternoon in Nashville (You can catch the action live on TSN Jets or listen on TSN 1290.) The Predators sit two points back of the Jets. Thursday marked the Jets 35th one-goal game this season, the second highest in the league. Oliver Ekman-Larsson opened the scoring as he did January 13 when these two teams met at MTS Centre. On that night his goal came at 12:16. In this game it was 12:17 in. In the first meeting, Olli Jokinen tied the game 36 seconds later. Thursday, Blake Wheeler tied it 2:38 later. It was Wheelers team-leading 23rd of the year. Shots in the first were 11-9 for Phoenix. The only goal of the second came on a Jets power play, as Bryan Little beat Mike Smith off of a turnover. It was his 19th of the year and sixth powerplay goal of the season. Little now has 48 points on the season, three shy of his tying his career single season high.  The shots in the second were 10-7 for the Jets. Phoenix tied the game on a third period power play following a very weak hooking call on Jim Slater. Both teams had reason to question some of the calls and non-calls in this game. Martin Hanzal buried a rebound for his 15th of the year to send the game to overtime. Shots in the third favoured Phoenix 13-9. The Coyotes were the better team in overtime and only a number of great saves by Ondrej Pavelec took the game to a shootout. The shots in overtime were 5-1 for Phoenix and 39-29 Coyotes in the game.Antoine Vermettes shootout marker for the Coyotes was cancelled out by Devin Setoguchi and Olli Jokinens for Winnipeg as the Jets prevailed. Vermette had his 10-game point streak snapped, while Andrew Ladd had his five-game point streak snapped. Wheeler has points in 13 of his last 17 games. In the two games against Phoenix, Pavelec has stopped 52 of 55 shots, is 2-0 and has a save percentage of .945. Jacob Trouba led the Jets in ice time at 26:39, while Little took a team high 24 face-offs, winning 13. Jim Slater and Evander Kane both returned to the line-up, Slater has been out since mid-October, while Kane missed the last six before the break."It was a slugfest for the puck, but the game was better than I thought it would be after the layoff," commented Maurice post-game. "Teams generated good looks, there were good saves. I liked our goaltending and in the end he delivered two points. We were a little uptight after the 2-2 goal. But I dont complain about getting two points. That team (Phoenix) played pretty well." The coach was also impressed by his goalie, Pavelec. "They had three prime chances in overtime," said Maurice. "He wins the game with the saves in overtime and the shootout. He really competed." Sergio Busquets Spain Jersey . Head coach Corey Chamblin announced on Monday that Avon Cobourne had been hired as the defending Grey Cup champions new running backs coach. Rodrigo Moreno Jersey . 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.LOS ANGELES - As practice wrapped up at the Lakers facility in L.A. on Thursday, Terrence Ross hung around to work on his aerial acrobatics with the assistance of teammate DeMar DeRozan. DeRozan threw the Raptors sophomore and reigning NBA Slam Dunk champion lobs off the side of the backboard, he tossed bounce passes and threw alley-oops. Ross experimented with a variation of finishes. As it turns out, they could both use the practice. The Raptors duo will take part in State Farm All-Star Saturday Night - taking place in New Orleans on Feb. 15 - as Ross returns to defend his title in the Sprite Slam Dunk competition and DeRozan will make an unexpected appearance in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. After edging out Jeremy Evans to win last years contest in Houston, Ross will have his work cut out for him this time around. For the first time since 1988, three all-stars - Pacers forward Paul George, Wizards guard John Wall and Blazers guard Damian Lillard - will compete in the event. Rounding out the field is Warriors forward Harrison Barnes and Kings rookie guard Ben McLemore. "Everybodys kind of a threat," Ross said of this years competition. "Its going to be fun, everybody wants to win." What will Ross do for an encore? The 23-year-old says hes still searching for ideas, scouring YouTube, Twitter and even using video games to brainstorm. "Everybodys done everything," he continued. "I dont know, its like how many times can you do the same dunk before people get tired of it? So its hard to find new dunks but at the same time you always find something a little different." The one thing he could say with certainty is he will not be using props. While Ross has expected to defend his crown since last season, DeRozans debut in the Skills Challenge comes as a surprise, even to him. "I kind of got peer pressure into doing it," said the first-time all-star, who will also be assisting Ross in the dunk-off. DeRozan initially declined the invitation but his agent twisted his arm and eventually he came around. "I changed my mind. I said Ill try it, why not." "I thought it would be fun," he said of the event, which is usually exclusive for point guardss but DeRozan hopes to start a new era of shooting guards entering and conquering the ball handling/passing obstacle course. Thiago Alcantara Jersey. "Everybody doesnt get a chance to be a part of All-Star Weekend and the big thing for me is to go out there and have fun. I think it will be cool to go out there and represent my team as much as I can and you never know, I might mess around and win it." Along with DeRozan, the participants will consists of Lillard, Goran Dragic, Reggie Jackson and rookies Giannis Antetokounmpo, Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo and Trey Burke. DeRozan, who has previously competed in the Slam Dunk contest on two separate occasions, will be the first Raptor to appear in the Skills Challenge. Although he wouldnt tip his hand, his strategy centres on speed over precision. "I look at it like, a lot of players go out there and try to do it cool," said the fifth-year guard. "I always used to say, you can go a little faster. So Ive got my whole mindset to try and win it." The format in both events will be tweaked this season. The Skills Challenge will feature four teams of two players each competing in a two-round timed relay-style course. The fastest team from each conference will advance to the second and final round, where the winning pair will be crowned. The Dunk Contest participants will also compete in teams, divided by conference. The competition will tip off with a "freestyle round" where the dunkers for each the East and the West will have 90 seconds to showcase as many dunks as they choose. At the conclusion of the opening round, the panel of judges will vote for a winning conference. The winning conference will decide whether its competitors will dunk first or second in the following round, a head-to-head "battle round". In the battle round dunkers from opposing conferences will face off against each other, with the judges choosing a winner in each battle. The first team to win three battles will win the competition. Fans will then vote on the "Dunker of the Night" from the winning team. Ross is the fifth Raptor to participate in the event, joining DeRozan, Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady and Jamario Moon. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '

    • February 14, 2019 9:03 AM IST
    • Troy Tulowitzki just hopes no one will hold any grudges when he picks the National League participants for the Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Miles-Killebrew-Draft-Jersey/ . The Colorado Rockies shortstop will serve as captain of the NL side and select the four other members for the derby. Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays is in charge of the American League. "To be the captain, I dont know if thats something Im looking forward to because of how tough the decisions are going to be," Tulowitzki said Monday before the Rockies played the St. Louis Cardinals. "You cant put everybody that wants to participate on your team. So with that, you open yourself up. "But, at the same time, Im honoured to be the National League captain." The event will be held July 14 at Target Field, the night before the showcase game in Minneapolis. Bautista is a two-time major league home run champion. Tulowitzki has hit at least 25 homers in three of the past four seasons. Although the honour was just recently bestowed on Tulowitzki, hes already mulling over his options. Giancarlo Stanton of Miami is high on his list, especially since he leads the league in homers with 20. Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers is also a consideration. Tulowitzki may even select teammate Justin Morneau, especially since the first baseman came up in the Twins organization and it would be a homecoming. "That would be neat for him," said Tulowitzki, who has 18 homers this season. "Obviously, hes a guy I have a relationship with." Given Tulowitzkis relationship with St. Louis outfielder Matt Holliday, he could be a pick, too. Tulowitzki spent some time catching up with his former teammate before Mondays game. Did Holliday lobby to be included? "I dont think so," Tulowitzki said, smiling. "Holliday is just a good friend of mine, someone that I have a great deal of respect for. "If he wanted to participate, hed definitely be someone on the list, but he wasnt (lobbying)." Tulowitzki is hoping players around the NL reach out to him. Rockies pitcher Brett Anderson, whos currently on the disabled list, wrote on his Twitter account: "Fingers crossed Tulo picks me for the home run derby!" Hes listening -- and doesnt want to hear excuses about how the derby may mess up a batters stroke. "You take a look during (batting practice), sometimes Ill go out there and try to hit a home run on every single pitch," Tulowitzki explained. "Its no different from being in the Home Run Derby. "Those are my thoughts. I dont really want to entertain that thought, either. You get back on track. And if youre not doing good, you put some (work in the cage). Its not because of a Home Run Derby." http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Darius-Slay-Draft-Jersey/ .J. - Henrik Lundqvist has done more than set a couple of franchise records for the New York Rangers this week. http://www.officiallionsgear.com/Lions-Kerry-Hyder-Draft-Jersey/ . Osasunas Alvaro Cejudo drove the ball onto the crossbar in the fifth minute and his team squandered several long-range strikes before he was denied one-on-one by goalkeeper Jaime Jimenez in the 50th.DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings have signed backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to a one-year contract. The club made the announcement on Friday, saying it wouldnt disclose additional terms. The 29-year-old Gustavsson went 16-5-4 during 27 appearances while backing up Jimmy Howard last season. He posted a 2.63 goals-against averaage and a . Golden Tate III Jersey. 907 save percentage. Gustavsson started two games during Detroits first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins. The Swede also played with the Red Wings during the 2012-13 season. Gustavsson spent three seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs and has represented his home country at the Olympics. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaWholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '

    • February 14, 2019 9:03 AM IST
    • SAN DIEGO -- Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw wont be ready to come off the disabled list when hes eligible to be activated on April 14, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday. Scarpe Yeezy Scontate . "This thing is going to take some time," Mattingly said before the Dodgers played the San Diego Padres. The Dodgers said that after consultation with Dr. Neal ElAttrache and a review of an MRI scan, Kershaw will be placed on a rehab that includes a submaximal throwing program for the next two to three weeks. He will then be re-evaluated by ElAttrache to determine when he can start throwing at increased velocity. Kershaw will likely have to make a rehab start before he can return, Mattingly said. Kershaw was placed on the DL on Sunday with a swollen muscle in his left upper back. He already had been scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday after an MRI revealed the problem. Mattingly says Kershaw was supposed to have thrown before Tuesdays game but didnt because it was cool and damp. Also Tuesday, Mattingly said outfielder Matt Kemp is close to coming off the disabled list, but hell have to prove that hes not afraid to slide into a base or stop quickly while rounding a base. Kemp is rehabbing from ankle surgery. Yeezy Boost Scontate . A broadcast source said the deal is for five years. The agreement calls for a minimum of 17 regular-season games as well as the East and West Division finals being broadcast annually on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNEWS. Adidas Yeezy Italia .Y. -- The Detroit Red Wings had just enough time to salvage a point.WASHINGTON -- As he nears the end of his rookie season, Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has talked lately about being tired. On Saturday night, he made the Washington Nationals look listless. Wheeler pitched effectively into the seventh inning and New York piled up a season-high 17 hits in routing the Nationals 11-3. Wheeler (7-3) allowed two runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings, striking out three and walking one. Since the start of July, the touted rookie is 6-2 with a 2.96 ERA. "Because hes throwing strikes," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "Hes not trying to strike people out. With the great arm that he had, people were looking for that and I think when he got up here he thought he had to do that." Eric Young Jr., Daniel Murphy, Josh Satin and Juan Lagares had three hits apiece for New York, which scored 11 runs for the second time in three days and won its third straight. The news wasnt all good for the injury-riddled Mets, though. Ike Davis left with a strained muscle on his right side after hitting a sacrifice fly in the third, and Collins said the first baseman is probably done for the season. The Nationals, who dropped 7 1/2 games behind Cincinnati for the second NL wild card, have lost the first two games of the series. Denard Span had three hits for Washington, extending his hitting streak to 14 games. Dan Haren (8-12) allowed seven runs and nine hits in 2 2-3 innings, his shortest start of the season. The Mets have won 10 of Wheelers 14 starts, and he improved to 5-0 with a 2.19 ERA on the road. Wheeler allowed two runs in the sixth but went back out for the seventh, getting the first two outs before he gave up a single and was pulled after 99 pitches. "(I) also know what hes saying about getting a little tired," Collins said. "Hes the one who came in after the sixth inning and said he wanted to go back out there. I said, Then stop telling everybody youre tired, and you will get back out there." Wheeler responded, "My (velocity) is not up so obviously Im a little tired, but once you get out there and get going, you dont even know about it." The win was tempered by the loss of Davis, who was demoted to the minors in June. Now, hes likely headed to the disabled list. "I doubt we see him," Collins said. "I feel terrible for Ike. He went to the minor leagues. He worked very hard on some things. Caame back, started to see some signs . Adidas Yeezy Scontate. and 2013s going to go down as a real frustrating year for Ike Davis." Davis hit .290 (20 for 69) in August. Haren, who had been pitching well since a stint on the DL, has given up 11 earned runs over 9 2-3 innings in his last two starts. "I tried to battle, but it seemed like everything they put in play was a hit," Haren said. The Mets got two in the second. With one out, Travis dArnaud and Lagares singled. After Haren fanned Matt den Dekker, Omar Quintanilla hit a drive to right-centre just beyond the reach of a diving Span for a two-run double. In the third, the Mets sent 11 batters to the plate. Young led off with a single, stole second and scored on a single by Murphy. With Murphy running, Satin singled to left, putting runners on first and third. Davis drove in Murphy with a sacrifice fly to make it 4-0. After dArnaud singled, Lagares singled to right, and Jayson Werths throw to the plate cut down Satin. But den Dekker followed with his first major league hit, a single that scored dArnaud and ended Harens night. Consecutive walks, the second one to Wheeler, forced in a run, and Young capped the inning with a two-run single to make it 8-0. "Everything that could go wrong in the second and third inning did," Nationals manager Davey Johnson said. Washington got two back in the sixth on Werths sacrifice fly and Ian Desmonds RBI single. NOTES: Lucas Duda replaced Davis at first base. New York also is missing All-Star third baseman David Wright, closer Bobby Parnell and several starting pitchers due to injuries -- including young ace Matt Harvey. ... Desmond added his 34th double of the season, a career high. ... Johnson was back in the dugout one night after leaving in the fourth inning due to dehydration. ... Johnson said he would speak to Bryce Harper regarding Harper not hustling after hitting a grounder to second in the eighth inning of Friday nights 3-2 loss. Johnson added that Harper might be favouring his left knee, which he injured earlier this year. Harper missed 31 games due to bursitis in the knee and Johnson said minor off-season surgery to remove a bursa sac is an option. ... Young stole a base for the fourth straight game. ... LHP Jonathon Niese (6-6, 3.69 ERA) opposes Washington RHP Ross Ohlendorf (2-0, 2.58) in the series finale Sunday night. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '

    • February 14, 2019 9:03 AM IST
    • NEW YORK, N. Cheap Balenciagas For Sale .Y. - Derek Stepan scored a pair of special-teams goals and completed a hat trick into an empty net, Henrik Lundqvist made 19 saves in his 600th NHL contest, and the New York Rangers won their eighth consecutive game, 3-1, spoiling the debut of the New Jersey Devils revamped coaching staff on Saturday night.Stepan netted an unassisted short-handed goal in the first period, and a power-play tally in the second for the Rangers (19-10-4), who have won 12 of 14 and earned at least one point in 22 of 29 (18-7-4).Stepans empty-netter with 54.6 seconds left clinched the victory and his third NHL hat trick.Lundqvist, second to Mike Richter (666) in goalie games played with the Rangers, has a franchise record 325 wins. He tied his personal best winning streak of seven games and became the ninth NHL goalie to play 600 games with one team.BLUE JACKETS 6, BRUINS 2COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Connauton had a goal and two assists and the Blue Jackets scored four times in the second period for a win against the Bruins.Scott Hartnell, in his first game back after missing five games with a broken finger, scored the Blue Jackets first two goals for a 2-1 lead early in the second. Nick Foligno and Connauton made it 4-1 before Craig Cunningham scored for the Bruins (18-15-3). Matt Calvert regained the three-goal lead with 51 seconds left in the second.Jeremy Morin added a goal for Columbus in the third.Patrice Bergeron scored in the first period for the Bruins, 20 seconds after Hartnell had given the Blue Jackets (15-16-3) a 1-0 advantage.Columbus backup goalie Curtis McElhinney made 26 saves.SABRES 4, ISLANDERS 3, SOBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tyler Ennis scored in a shootout in the Sabres victory over the Islanders.The Sabres overcame a 3-0 deficit, with Nicolas Deslauriers, Zemgus Girgensons and Chris Stewart scoring in the third period to spoil Kevin Poulins shutout bid.John Tavares scored twice, and Nick Leddy added a goal for the Islanders.Poulin was recalled from Bridgeport of the American Hockey League on Tuesday after Jaroslav Halak sustained a lower-body injury.The Sabres snapped a four-game losing streak in sending New York to its second consecutive loss.LIGHTNING 2, HURRICANES 1TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ben Bishop made 25 saves in his return from an injury and the Lightning beat the Hurricanes.Bishop, who had missed the previous four games due to a lower body injury, lost his bid for his second shutout this season and 10th overall with 5:56 to play on Andrej Sekeras goal. The goalie is 5-0 with two shutouts against Carolina.Tampa Bay got goals from Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn.Bishop made a post to post pad save on John-Michael Liles in-close shot with 7 minutes left in the first.Cam Ward stopped 36 shots for the Hurricanes, who are 2-8-1 in their last 11 games. Carolina, with just 71 goals in 35 games this season, has dropped nine of its last 10 games against the Lightning.RED WINGS 3, SENATORS 2, OTOTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Gustav Nyquist scored at 4:12 of overtime to lift the Red Wings to a win over the Senators.Nyquist circled the Senators net, carrying the puck around their zone for 10-12 seconds before launching a shot from the slot for the game winner.The Red Wings (19-8-9) got their other goals from Justin Abdelkader and Henrik Zetterberg, but it was the work of netminder Jimmy Howard and his 31 saves that avoided a Detroit loss in regulation. He stopped Ottawas Erik Karlsson on a breakaway early in the overtime period to help keep the game tied.Mike Hoffman and Clarke MacArthur scored in regulation for the Senators (14-14-7) while Craig Anderson turned aside 24 shots.JETS 4, WILD 3, OTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Andrew Ladd scored a fluky goal in overtime and the Jets beat the Wild.Bryan Little, Adam Lowry and Blake Wheeler also scored for the Jets, winners in four of five, and are 4-1-1 in their past six and 7-1-3 in the past 11.Michael Hutchinson made 22 saves.Mikael Granlund, Jason Pominville and Thomas Vanek scored for Minnesota, which has lost five straight and is 1-3-3 in its past seven.CAPITALS 3, PENGUINS 0PITTSBURGH (AP) — Goaltender Braden Holtby stopped 31 shots and Eric Fehr scored two goals as the Capitals defeated the Penguins.Fehr, who scored twice during the Capitals win in the 2011 Winter Classic at Pittsburgh, did it again on Saturday with his eighth and ninth goals of the year. Marcus Johansson got his 10th for the Capitals, who won for the fifth time in seven games.Washington also defeated Pittsburgh for the first time since January 22, 2012, a span of nine games.BLACKHAWKS 5, AVALANCHE 2DENVER (AP) — Patrick Kane scored twice and Corey Crawford stopped 23 shots, leading the Central Division-leading Blackhawks to a win over the Avalanche.Brandon Saad and Brent Seabrook also scored for the Blackhawks, while Patrick Sharp celebrated his 33rd birthday with a game-sealing goal in the third period. Kane added an empty-net goal with 5.4 seconds remaining.Nathan MacKinnon and Erik Johnson had goals for the Avalanche as their three-game win streak was snapped.PREDATORS 4, FLYERS 1NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Colin Wilson scored two goals to lead the Predators to a win over the Flyers.Filip Forsberg and Mike Fisher also scored for Nashville, winners of four of their last five.Philadelphia captain Claude Giroux had the lone goal for the Flyers, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.Forsberg scored the games first goal at 9:41 of the opening period.With Nashville on a power play, Forsbergs wrist shot beat Philadelphia goaltender Ray Emery on the glove side.Nashville is 12-1-1 when scoring first this season. Giroux tied the game at 6:50 of the second with a wrist shot from the right circle with the Flyers on a 2-on-1 break.Fisher and Wilson scored power-play goals 38 seconds apart late in the second.STARS 4, BLUES 3ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Stars seized control with power-play goals from Trevor Daley and Jason Demers in the second period and held on to beat the Blues.The Stars (15-14-5) have won five of their last six. Dallas had a four-game win streak snapped with a loss to Toronto on Tuesday.The Blues (21-11-3) have lost four straight games. They lost in Los Angeles, San Jose and Colorado during a recent three-game road trip.COYOTES 2, DUCKS 1GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shane Doan scored the only goal in the shootout with a broken stick, Devan Dubnyk stopped 36 shots and the Coyotes beat the Ducks.Arizona played well in its own end against one of the NHLs most explosive teams and Dubnyk made some big saves when Anaheim picked up the pressure in the third period.After both teams failed to score in the first three rounds of the shootout, Doan broke his stick while shooting on Frederik Andersen, sending the puck trickling toward the right post. Thrown off by the stick and slow-moving puck, Andersen couldnt react in time to stop the puck from sneaking over the line.Zbynek Michalek also scored for Arizona, which has won consecutive games for the first time since beating Vancouver and Edmonton on Nov. 14 and 16.Andersen stopped 28 shots and Rene Bourque scored for Ducks, who are 17-0-6 in one-goal games this season.FLAMES 4, OILERS 1CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Rookie Johnny Gaudreau continued his torrid scoring Saturday night with two goals to lead Calgary over Edmonton.Gaudreaus goals came 16 seconds apart early in the first period as the Flames blew the game open with three goals in less than two minutes. Coming off a natural hat trick in Tuesdays comeback victory over Los Angeles, the 21-year-old has six goals in his last three games and eight in his last 10. Gaudreau is second in rookie scoring with 29 points, five behind the leader, Nashvilles Filip Forsberg.Joe Colborne and Curtis Glencross also scored for Calgary (19-15-3), which has won consecutive games after ending an eight-game winless skid.Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the lone goal for Edmonton (7-22-7), which is winless in their last nine (0-7-2).KINGS 3, SHARKS 1LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anze Kopitar and Jake Muzzin scored power-play goals, Jonathan Quick made 21 saves and Los Angeles returned from the holiday break with a victory over San Jose.Tyler Toffoli also scored in the defending Stanley Cup champions third victory in four games. The Kings gave a dominant defensive effort in their NHL lead-tying 14th home win, avenging a 4-0 loss to the Sharks on opening night that dampened their championship banner-raising ceremony.Joe Pavelski scored his 17th goal and Antti Niemi stopped 26 shots for the Sharks, who lost in regulation for just the second time since Nov. 26.Los Angeles pulled even with its upstate rivals into second place in the Pacific Division standings. Balenciaga Shoes Clearance . In question is whether 26-year-old Matt Frattin will be on it. A a€?mediocrea€? training camp, as Carlyle put it earlier this week, has Frattin lingering nervously on the bubble at the end of the exhibition season, pushed out of a likely job by Brandon Kozun, the small, but feisty winger determined to make the NHL for the first time. Cheap Balenciaga Shoes China . -- Canada played to expectation up until halftime.PARIS -- The clash of big spenders in the French league finished even as Paris Saint-Germain drew 1-1 at home against Monaco on Sunday and missed the chance to replace its title rival at the top of the standings. Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave PSG an early lead with a spectacular finish and Radamel Falcao responded with a fine poachers effort as two of the best strikers in the world cancelled each other out in a match that started at a frenetic pace before fizzling out in the second half. "Given the amount of chances we had I think we deserved to win," PSG coach Laurent Blanc said. "It was a good match and there could have been more goals. What pleased me is that both coaches wanted to win the game." Monaco, which spent even more money than PSG in the off-season, remains two points clear of PSG, which leads third-place Saint-Etienne on goal difference. "Im very satisfied with my players," Monaco coach Claude Ranieri said. "I was very curious before the match to see how my team would play. PSG have a lot of quality players and they have more experience than us. We have a lot of young players and we were up against a team with a lot of big champions." Elsewhere, the goals flowed as Lyon beat Nantes 3-1, Nice thrashed Valenciennes 4-0 and Lorient drew 3-3 with Bordeaux. Striker Edinson Cavani had two chances to win the match for PSG in injury time but first his shot was blocked by defender Andrea Raggi and then his glancing header flashed just wide moments later. "Unfortunately we didnt take our chances," Blanc said. Owned by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, promoted Monaco spent about 170 million euros ($230 million) this summer. PSG, bankrolled by Qatar Sports Investments, splashed out 114 million euros ($154 million), having spent more than that last season. Falcao joined from Atletico Madrid in a deal estimated to be worth 60 million euros ($79 million), while Cavani cost PSG 64 million euros ($84 million) in the fifth most expensive transfer in history. PSG took only five minutes to strike first when Ibrahimovic emphatically volleyed in Maxwells cross from the left. The move was started by centre half Thiago Silva, whose superb 40-yard pass sailed over the Monaco midfield and gave countryman Maxwell time and space to pick out Ibrahimovic, who jabbed the ball in with the bottom of his boot. Balenciaga Shoes Sale Online. "To concede a goal against PSG is normal, but we reacted very well, with a lot of courage, a lot of mental strength," Ranieri said. "This team has a bright future." Ibrahimovic topped the scoring charts last season with 30 goals but this was only his second so far this term. PSG lost Silva to injury after 20 minutes as he limped off clutching the back of his thigh. "I think well be without him for a little while," Blanc said. That left PSG with a makeshift defensive pairing of 19-year-old Marquinhos and fourth-choice centre back Zoumana Camara to face Falcao, and three minutes later the Colombian sprinted to the near post and headed in Joao Moutinhos cross from the left. Ibrahimovic was in one of his daring moods, and tried his luck with a powerful shot from 35 yards that had goalkeeper Danijel Subasic scampering to his left to tip wide for a corner. But with Ibrahimovic hogging possession, Cavani seemed at a loss, sometimes making the same runs and at other times isolated as he waited for a pass. It took 30 minutes for him to get any space and when he did, he fired a low shot that skidded past the post. "Their partnership could be better," Blanc said. "We have to try and fight the right system." PSG should have scored five minutes before halftime, with Ibrahimovic heading over from Cavanis free kick from six yards out. Marco Verrati then opened up Monacos defence with a slick pass to send Ibrahimovic free down the left. He checked inside his marker and then curled a pass over to Ezequiel Lavezzi, who volleyed over. Falcao responded by curling a free kick just wide. PSG had the first chance after the break when Lavezzi burst down the left and crossed for Ibrahimovic, who flicked the ball just wide. Falcao then almost broke free with a sublime piece of skill as he flicked the ball over his head, only to be closed down before he could shoot. Meanwhile, striker Bafetimbi Gomis scored his first goal of the season as Lyon ended its six-match winless run and climbed to seventh place. 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    • February 14, 2019 9:03 AM IST
    • NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers first game after they secured a playoff berth went a lot smoother than the two before they got in. Jimmie Ward Jersey . Brad Richards scored twice on New Yorks previously anemic power play, Martin St. Louis had three assists in his best game since joining the Rangers last month, and Henrik Lundqvist kept the Carolina Hurricanes at bay in a 4-1 victory on Tuesday night. The Rangers qualified for the playoffs on Monday when New Jersey lost. New York was 0-1-1 in its previous two games after a 7-1 spurt vaulted them to second place in the Metropolitan Division. If the Rangers, who have two games left, hold off Philadelphia and Columbus they will have home-ice advantage against one of those teams in the first round. "You want to get good habits, and you want to play the game you want to play next week," said Lundqvist, who made 27 saves. "You cant take any shortcuts. You need to focus the same way and take each game as an important game. "Who knows? It can play a huge part in the end." Philadelphia and Columbus, third and fourth respectively in the Metropolitan, also won Tuesday. Philadelphia trails New York by two points, and Columbus is four points behind. Those clubs both have three games remaining. "We talked before the game that we have been playing good hockey for a long time, and we want to go into the playoffs feeling good about our game," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "For the most part, thats what we did." Richards scored in the first period to tie it and then stretched New Yorks lead to two goals in the second with his 20th of the season -- the 10th time he has reached the mark in the NHL. Benoit Pouliot and Derek Stepan also scored as the Rangers beat the Hurricanes for the 11th time in 12 games. Patrick Dwyer scored for Carolina, and Cam Ward made 32 saves in just his second start in seven games. The Hurricanes are out of the playoff picture. "I thought three of the four goals that they scored were too easy," Ward said. "It was almost like we gave them to them." Lundqvist kept the Rangers in the game during the first when each team had 10 shots and numerous scoring chances. Carolina connected 3:22 in, after Ward made a big save. The Hurricanes dug the puck out of the corner to Lundqvists left, and Brett Bellemore brought it behind the Rangers net. He spotted Dwyer in front and fed a quick pass to him for his eighth goal. Lundqvist was sharp the rest of the way, turning aside Alexander Semins slow breakaway with 8 minutes left, catching Jeff Skinners hard shot from the right circle after he knocked the puck up in the air with his glove with 6:33 remaining, and a shot and rebound in tight by defenceman Jay Harrison. That allowed the Rangers to get even on Richards first. Just 9 seconds after Semin went off for hooking, Richards took a pass in the left circle from St. Louis, paused for a moment, and then slapped a shot past Ward with 4:16 to go in the first. New York had scored just four goals on its previous 47 power plays over 15 games. The Rangers nearly went in front with 1:39 left in the period, but Mats Zuccarello banged the puck off the right post at the goal line, and then had the carom stopped by Harrison at the left post. However, they wasted little time in grabbing the lead just 50 seconds into the middle period, making it 2-1 on Pouliots 14th goal. "We just werent ready to go in the second period," Ward said. "The puck dropped and they immediately attacked us." Zuccarello wound up for a big drive in the high slot, but instead of shooting the puck he slapped a pass to Pouliot, who cut in on left wing and scored. The Rangers pushed the lead to 3-1 and made it 2 for 2 on the power play when Richards -- in the middle of a triangle passing play with St. Louis and Dan Girardi -- took a feed from Girardi and slapped another drive that eluded Ward with 6:24 left in the second. "The turning point was getting scored on the first shift of the second period," Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller said. "We just had a tough time getting things going after that." Stepan finished the scoring 4:38 into the third when he steered a pass from St. Louis in at the left post for his 17th goal. St. Louis had just one goal and three assists before Tuesday in 17 games since joining the Rangers. "I definitely have felt a lot better the past six or seven games," St. Louis said. "Its nice to get rewarded on so many plays. Just keep looking to build it up and keep getting better." NOTES: Injured Rangers defenceman Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) and forward Chris Kreider (hand) both participated in the morning skate, but sat out the game. It isnt known if either will play in New Yorks final two regular-season games. ... It was Dwyers first goal in 10 games. Weston Richburg Jersey . With the final four being arguably the four best – and most complete – teams from the regular season, picking a winner is not as easy as it sounds. Mike McGlinchey Jersey . Lawries batting helmet hit an umpire during his ninth-inning outburst in the Jays 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday. The 22-year-old threw his helmet to the ground and it bounced up and hit home plate umpire Bill Miller on the right hip after Lawrie was called out on strikes for the second out.PHILADELPHIA -- This was more like last years Eagles. Nick Foles threw one touchdown pass and led Philadelphias starting offence to three first-half scores in a 31-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night. "I feel were improving every week," Foles said. "We have to keep moving forward." Steelers running backs LeVeon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both played one day after they were arrested for marijuana possession shortly before Pittsburgh (1-2) travelled to Philadelphia (1-2). "Im sorry to be a distraction to the team but Im only going to answer football questions now," Bell said. Blount also would only answer football questions. "I just want to apologize to my team, to the coach and the organization for causing that distraction," he said. Eagles All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy left the game with a right thumb injury after a 22-yard TD catch gave Philadelphia a 7-0 lead. X-rays on McCoys thumb were negative, but he didnt return. McCoy showed no effects of a toe injury that forced him to miss one practice earlier in the week. "Its no big deal," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said. The Eagles first-team offence had only one touchdown on six drives in road losses to Chicago and New England. But they looked more like the unit that set several franchise records in 2013. "We have a lot we can improve on," Foles said. "Its important not to get complacent." Foles was 19 of 29 for 179 yards and threw one interception. He led the offence to 17 points and 251 total yards before giving way to Mark Sanchez in the third quarter. Starting wide receivers Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper played their first game together, combining for nine catches for 68 yards. The Steelers couldnt get going against Philadelphias first-team defence. Ben Roethlisberger tossed a 27-yard TD pass to Heath Miller in the third quarter against the backups. "Were not worried about it. Its preseason," Blount said. Roethlisberger finished 15 of 24 for 157 yards, one TD and one interception. Bell had nine carries for 23 yards and Blount ran seven times for 32 yarrds. San Francisco 49ers Jerseys. Rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier had six tackles after an impressive debut last week against the Bills. The Steelers werent happy with their defensive effort. "Im just ticked," end Cameron Heyward said. "We all have to look at each other in the mirror. Were not going to settle for anything less. We know when we put on this jersey, it represents a lot. We might not be the same players but we have to step up, make plays and focus." Foles got the offence rolling on the second possession. He connected with Maclin for 7 yards on third-and-5 and then hit Brent Celek for a 23-yard catch-and-run. A holding call on William Gay kept the drive alive when Foles threw incomplete on third down. Foles then tossed a screen pass to McCoy on third-and-10 from the Steelers 22. McCoy did the rest, following a takeout block by Todd Herremans into the end zone. Foles completed seven straight passes after misfiring on six of his first 10 throws. He was 6 for 6 for 56 yards on the third drive, which ended with Darren Sproles running in from the 1 for a 14-0 lead. Foles threw his third interception of the preseason when Troy Polamalu picked off a pass in the second quarter. The Pro Bowl MVP quarterback threw only two interceptions on 350 pass attempts last year, including the playoffs. He had 27 TD passes in the regular season, setting an NFL record for best TD/interception ratio. Matthew Tucker had a pair of 1-yard TD runs for the Eagles in the second half. Pittsburghs Bruce Gradkowski threw a 33-yard TD pass to Darrius Heyward-Bey and a 3-yard TD pass to Martavis Bryant in the fourth quarter. NOTES: Sanchez was 7 of 9 for 85 yards. ... Gradkowski was 8 of 11 for 105 yards and two TDs. ... Steelers K Shaun Suisham missed a 46-yarder wide left. ... Eagles K Alex Henery made a 36-yarder, but missed from 31. "Obviously, you have to make a field goal like that," Kelly said. ... Rookie K Cody Parkey, acquired from Indianapolis on Wednesday night, made an extra point and had a couple long kickoffs. ... 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    • February 14, 2019 9:03 AM IST
    • West Indies hero Carlos Brathwaite has revealed he miscued one of the sixes which secured the World Twenty20 trophy on Sunday. Cheap Air Max 270 China . The 27-year-old pummelled four sixes in a row off the bowling of Ben Stokes at the start of the last over in the final to dramatically deny England victory at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.His third six over long off brought the scores level, but he admitted that maximum was really down to good luck as he followed the advice from his batting partner Marlon Samuels to swing for the hills. Samuels is spoken to by the umpires after exchanging words with Ben Stokes I miscued the third one, but a 65-metre six and a 94-metre six are still six runs, Brathwaite told ESPN Cricinfo. I just got it over, kind of spooned it over long-off. And then, I knew the West Indies are world champions, but I didnt want to get too far ahead of myself.Samuels and Stokes, who have a history of onfield clashes, were involved in verbal exchanges during the final over which led to the West Indies batsman being fined 30 per cent of his match fee.An unrepentant Samuels taunted Stokes at the post-match press conference by saying the England all-rounder should have been aware that winding him up would only backfire, but that he doesnt learn. Marlon Samuels had some more to say about Ben Stokes following West Indies win over England in the World T20 final. Brathwaite was more sympathetic on Monday, calling Stokes an absolute legend in his own right.You shouldnt forget what he has done for England in the past couple of months, Brathwaite added. Cricket is a cruel game, and a lot of people can be on him, but just remember Stuart Broad was hit for six sixes by Yuvraj (Singh), and his career has gone on the up ever since.To Ben, tough luck last night, commiserations to you and the England team. I hope he has a long and successful career ahead of him. See Usain Bolts unusual celebration as the West Indies beat England in the ICC World T20 final. Broad himself backed Stokes to learn from the experience, insisting such an event could happen to anyone.Its sport, isnt it? Broad told Sky Sports News HQ. Youre going to have highs and lows, and the reason you do all your training is to try and get more highs and lows.Stokesy, three and a half months ago, scored the fastest double century for England and lit up Cape Town. Its just part of that thing, as long as you learn from it. 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They had some point-blank chances and he stood tall to the task.This, the Leafs third straight win, had them feeling good after two strong periods against one of the NHLs most intimidating opponents and one in which they leaned heavily on Reimer.We know theyre obviously a powerhouse team in this league, said centre Peter Holland, who scored the game-winning goal 2:21 into the third period. Youve got to give them a good game if you want to stay in it. I thought we got away from it in the third period a little bit, they started shelling our goalie, but he was there to back us up.Reimer gave up a pair of power-play goals, one in each of the first two periods to Brad Richards and Brent Seabrook. The Leafs (6-4-1) got goals from Nazem Kadri and James van Riemsdyk, and from there Reimer shut the door.Seemingly at his best under siege in the third period, Reimer made sprawling saves on the penalty kill at one point after a shot hit the cross-bar and was stellar amid a flurry of activity in the crease later. Reimer kept telling himself to relax.Its one of those things where obviously the tendency is to get really hyped up and try and work too hard or over-work, he said. The thing is just to stay calm and stay in peace but still keep that competitiveness up to try and fight through the traffic.After keeping things fairly even for the first two periods, the Leafs were outshot 26-7 in the third. On the edge of losing the lead, Reimer was rolling.His composures the biggest thing of why hes able to handle that workload and the pressure thats put on him, Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf said. He was a difference-maker for us tonight, and I cant say enough good things about the way that he played. Right from the drop of the puck he kept us in the game. We did a lot of good things, too, but when we needed him he was there.Chicago coach Joel Quenneville thought the third period was one of his teams best of the season so far. He agreed with Phaneuf that Reimer was the difference.Had the chances, opportunities, missed a lot of tip shots, as well, Quenneville said. You play like that youll find a way to score goals.In goaltender Corey Crawfords first start since Oct. 18 aftter being out with an upper-body injury, the Blackhawks (6-4-1) lost for the fourth time in six games. Buy Air Max 270. You dont win, obviously theres cause for concern, winger Patrick Kane said. Try to regroup here, weve got a big one tomorrow obviously going home playing Winnipeg, a division game, hopefully our fans give us a little bit of a boost and we can regroup.While the Blackhawks return home to face the Jets, the Leafs will take a day off before travelling west for a two-game road trip against the Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche.Having won three in a row, the Leafs are feeling much different than they were a week ago after a humiliating performance at home against the Boston Bruins.We couldnt continue to go the way we were going, and our performance against Boston was one where in our minds and in their minds was unacceptable, Carlyle said.The Leafs took care of business against the lowly Buffalo Sabres and then beat the banged-up Columbus Blue Jackets. Saturday night was a major test with the Blackhawks in town, and they were up to the challenge.For us to play that well against a team that good at the end of a back-to-back, I think it shows a lot about the character and the commitment we have in our room right now, Reimer said.In addition to Reimers brilliance, the Leafs needed timely offence. Van Riemsdyks goal was the 100th of his career and 100th point with the Leafs and came in his first-ever game against brother Trevor, a rookie defenceman for the Blackhawks.Hollands goal was his first of the season but fourth in four career games against Chicago.I seem to be a bit of a Blackhawk killer, Holland said. I dont know. Just try and elevate your game against good teams.Notes — Before the game Carlyle said Joffrey Lupul will miss three weeks with a broken bone in his right hand. Lupuls injured hand will remain in a cast for at least 10 days before he can put a glove on it again. ...Sam Carrick was summoned from the AHLs Toronto Marlies to replace Lupul in the lineup and had 4:15 of icetime. ... Blackhawks defenceman Niklas Hjalmarsson took a puck to the face in the second period. Hjalmarsson, who does not wear a protective visor was cut just below his left eye and left the ice in distress. Hjalmarsson returned at the start of the third period wearing a visor. ... O Canada was performed by 19-year-old Carley Allison, a survivor of trachea cancer who is currently battling double lung cancer. ... During the second period, PA announcer Andy Frost offered the teams well-wishes to Gordie Howe, whos recovering from a serious stroke. 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    • February 14, 2019 9:03 AM IST
    • MONTECAMPIONE, Italy -- Fabio Aru of Italy claimed a solo victory on the tough uphill finish to Montecampione in the 15th stage of the Giro dItalia on Saturday for his first Grand Tour victory. Luke Stocker Titans Jersey . Aru made his move with 2.5 kilometres (1.55 miles) remaining and finished 21 seconds ahead of Fabio Duarte. Nairo Quintana edged out Pierre Rolland for third place, 22 seconds behind. The 23-year-old Aru also cut into Rigoberto Urans overall lead and is now fourth -- 2 minutes, 24 seconds behind the Colombian. Uran extended his advantage over his closest challengers and is 1:03 ahead of Cadel Evans and 1:50 ahead of Rafal Majka. Victorias Ryder Hesjedal was ninth in Sundays leg, 1:13 behind Aru. Svein Tuft of Langley, B.C., was 138th. Hesjedal, the winner of the 2012 Giro, is 11th overall, 6:44 behind Uran. Tuft is 166th. The previous two times a Giro stage has finished up Montecampione, the winner has gone on to claim the race. It was another stage dedicated to the late Marco Pantani, who had a memorable victory up to Montecampione on his way to winning the 1998 Giro. Pantani also went on to win the Tour de France that year. He was found dead in a hotel room on Valentines Day in 2004, and a coroner ruled he died from cocaine poisoning. The stage was mainly flat along the 225-kilometre (140-mile) route from Valdengo before the final long and steep climb. The break of the day was formed of 12 riders and it had 10 minutes with 78 kilometres (48.5 miles) remaining, before the peloton -- driven by Nero Sottoli -- started to reel them in. The escapees had an advantage of 2:24 at the base of the climb, where Australian Adam Hansen was the first to make a move. He was joined first by Andre Cardoso and then Fabio Felline and Rodolfo Torres, as Julian Arredondo attacked from the peloton. They had less than a minute lead with 14.5 kilometres (9 miles) remaining. Arredondo took over the lead with Cardoso but the duo were caught and immediately passed by Philip Deignan, who had a 20-second advantage with 5 kilometres (3 miles) remaining. Rolland attacked and caught up with Deignan and the pair had an advantage of 36 seconds before Aru made his move, bringing Uran with him. Quintana and Duarte also attacked and the quartet caught the leading duo. Aru then attacked again, chased by Duarte, Quintana and Rolland as Uran dropped off, after deciding he couldnt keep up with the pace. Monday sees the third and final rest day of this years Giro before arguably its toughest stage, with the iconic climbs up the Stelvio and Gabbia -- weather permitting. Will Compton Titans Jersey . 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"To be part of such a great organization and NHL city is just a real honour." Desjardins was also rumoured to be a candidate to take over in Pittsburgh, where the Penguins boast a roster that includes superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The former coach of the WHLs Medicine Hat Tigers said a chance to return to Canada was too good to pass up. "Sidney Crosbys a heck of a hockey player obviously, but for me, when I looked at what was here — I looked at the two guys who are leading this (Benning and Linden), I looked at the quality of the players ... Canadian market, Vancouver fans — it was the right choice to come here." Desjardins, a native of Climax, Sask., most recently led the AHLs Texas Stars to a Calder Cup championship. He spent two years with Texas, winning the AHLs coach of the year award in 2012-13 when he led the Stars to their first ever South Division regular seeason title and the number one seed in the Western Conference for the 2013 playoffs. Malcolm Butler Titans Jersey. Prior to his tenure in the AHL, Desjardins spent two seasons as an associate coach with the Dallas Stars from 2010 to 2012. He also served as head coach (2002-2010) and general manager (2005-2010) of the Tigers, where he led the team to two Memorial Cup tournaments, including an appearance in the 2007 final. Desjardins was named WHL coach of the year for the 2005-06 season, and was also the recipient of the Brian Kilrea Coach of the Year Award as the top coach in the Canadian Hockey League in 2006. Desjardins resume also includes stints on Canadas staff at two world junior tournaments and one world championship, as well as time coaching with the University of Calgary and in Japan. "Ive watched Willies teams play over the last 12 years," Benning said. "His teams play fast and work extremely hard. They play an up-tempo hard-skating kind of game. His teams play with that relentless attitude that we want our players to play with." Desjardins becomes the 18th head coach in club history and succeeds John Tortorella, who was fired after just one year behind the Canucks bench. Tortorella and former Canucks president and general manager Mike Gillis were casualties of Vancouvers disappointing season that saw the Canucks miss the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Desjardins says he thinks the Canucks can become a playoff contender again. "We have so many great leaders on this team, and to get to be part of that group, Im looking forward to it," Desjardins said. 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    • February 13, 2019 1:12 PM IST
    • New York Islanders 3 Winnipeg Jets 2 OT (Jets 30-26-7, home 15-11-5) – With the point, the Jets moved to within one point of Dallas for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, but also find Phoenix tied with them, as the Coyotes beat Vancouver. Scarpe Nike Italia . Andrew Ladd opened the scoring, his 16th of the season. The goal coming off a faceoff with Bryan Little picking up the assist. Colin McDonald tied the game late in the period and the first period ended 1-1, the Islanders outshooting the Jets 13-9. New York took the lead early in the second with Andres Lee scoring. Lee went in on a breakaway but was stopped by Ondrej Pavelec, however Lee batted the rebound out of mid-air and after video review the call on the ice stood. Shots in the second were 17-7 in favour of the Jets but they could not beat Anders Nilsson. Jets did tie the game at 14:53 of the third, Ladd scored on a breakaway for his second of the game and 17th of the year. Olli Jokinen had the only assist, the goal coming with the teams playing four on four. The Jets pressed and had some chances but despite outshooting the Islanders 11-5 in the period, it was off to overtime. Jets again had the better chances before Michael Grabner scored on a breakaway to end it. The goal coming at 3:51 of overtime. Ladd has now scored five goals in his last six games and six goals in the last 10 games. Zach Bogosian led the Jets in ice time at 26:22. Since the arrival of Paul Maurice, Bogosian is the leader in average ice time at over 25 minutes per game. He also led the Jets in shots on goal with six, tying a season high. Final shots on goal were 38-27. Another turning point in the game was the Jets going zero-for-five on the power play. The Jets also lost Mark Scheifele with a lower body injury, after he went knee on knee with Calvin de Haan.  De Haan received a two minute tripping penalty on the play. Scheifele will be further evaluated Wednesday. Chris Thorburn was also shaken up after a first period fight with Matt Martin. The Islanders traded Andrew MacDonald earlier in the day, and scratched Thomas Vanek, the expectation being that Vanek will be traded as well. For Paul Maurice it was his 1100th regular season game as an NHL coach, and he had this to say about the game. "We came out very tight. I dont have the answers for you as to why. We did not take that team lightly. Youve got almost a group of guys that at times you wonder if they care too much, they really do. You could feel it tighten as they went. A lot of strange plays with the puck out there that I dont have an answer for how it happened. The power play was tight and things that are easy to do, werent. Wed relax, the chatter would pick up and wed play better. Handling all this and the injury is the challenge now.  Our brains were going a hundred miles per hour and our feet were not. So we take this point, five of six since the break and move on. We werent winning our last 21 games." Jets play host to Los Angeles Thursday (TSN 1290), and Ottawa Saturday afternoon (TSN 1290). Scarpe Online Uomo Scontate . You can see all the action on TSN2 beginning at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. Chicago won two of three games during its stay at the United Center. The club began the homestand with a 5-1 win over Pittsburgh on March 1 and fell to Colorado on Tuesday before posting another blowout win in Thursdays tilt against Columbus. Scarpe Nike Scontate .com) - American Madison Keys grabbed a first- round victory on Sunday in a rainy start to the Apia International Sydney tournament.LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers have signed guard Maalik Wayns to a 10-day contract two days after waiving him. The team announced the deal Wednesday after waiving Wayns on Monday. The 6-foot-2 former Villanova player didnt appear in a game this season, missing the first 33 contests with a torn left meniscus. The Clippers lost All-Star guaard Chris Paul with a separated right shoulder last week. Scarpe Scontate Online. Darren Collison has been starting in his place, but Wayns gives the team another back-up option. Wayns appeared in six games with the Clippers last season, averaging 3.3 points and 1.2 assists. Hes played in 27 career NBA games with the Clippers and Philadelphia. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '

    • February 13, 2019 1:12 PM IST
    • Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork. Paul Thompson Golden Knights Jersey .com) - John Tavares tied the game late in the third period and won it in overtime with an impressive sequence, powering the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday. Tavares lifted the stick of Devils defenseman Adam Larsson below the goal line to acquire the puck, moved in on net and finished the play with a wrister past the blocker of Keith Kinkaid for the win. Tavares also assisted on a goal by Josh Bailey and Jaroslav Halak made 21 saves in his sixth straight start for the Islanders, who ended a two-game skid. Travis Zajac and Scott Gomez lit the lamp for the Devils, who earned a point after being held to just 14 shots in Thursdays 3-0 loss at Boston. Kinkaid turned aside 28 shots in defeat. Final Score: Toronto 5, Columbus 2 Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - James van Riemsdyk had two goals with one assist to help the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. Phil Kessel, Tyler Bozak and Daniel Winnik each registered a goal and one assist for the Maple Leafs, who got 18 saves from Jonathan Bernier. Toronto snapped a three-game skid and posted its first win under interim head coach Peter Horachek. Ryan Johansen extended his goal streak to a career-high five games, supplying both tallies in only Columbus fourth loss since the start of December (12-3-1). Sergei Bobrovsky gave up four goals on 31 shots hours after signing a four-year contract extension with the Blue Jackets. Final Score: Tampa Bay 2, Buffalo 1 Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Steven Stamkos scored the game-winning goal late in the third period to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday. Valtteri Filppula also scored and Ben Bishop made 20 saves for the Lightning, who have won seven of their last eight games to tie idle Anaheim and Nashville with an NHL-high 58 points. Cody McCormick provided a short-handed goal and Michal Neuvirth kept the Sabres in the game by stopping 45 shots in the teams seventh straight loss. Deryk Engelland Golden Knights Jersey . The Austrian ski federation said Morgenstern was "conscious and well responsive" and his condition would be monitored in the intensive care unit of a Salzburg hospital for the next 72 hours. The federation said it was "way too early" to judge Morgensterns chances of competing in Sochi, and that an update on his condition was not expected before Monday. Colin Miller Golden Knights Jersey . - The Mavericks built a 12-point lead with 2:50 to play, gave away all but two points of it, and still managed to hang on.(SportsNetwork.com) - The free-falling Detroit Pistons will start a three-game western trek Friday against the Phoenix Suns. The Pistons will also visit the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Clippers, and are 1-8 on the road. They are 1-10 against the Western Conference this season and have lost the last 13 games. Detroit, which hasnt prevailed since Nov. 14 at Oklahoma City and is riding a four-game road skid, dropped a 98-86 decision to the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday and was paced by Greg Monroes 22 points and 10 rebounds. The Pistons pulled within 81-77 midway through the fourth quarter, but the Blazers held on to send Detroit to its 10th consecutive defeat at The Palace. Andre Drummond collected 10 points and 15 rebounds for the Pistons, whose 13- game slide is the franchises longest since it also dropped 13 straight from Dec. 15 - Jan. 11 of the 2009-10 season. Caron Butler scored 13 points off the bench. Confidence may be a problem; our play is a big problem, Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy said. Our defense has to have a lot more resolve, but I think the vast majority of guys in there have not let go. The Pistons may get a boost with the pending return of sharpshooting guard Jodie Meeks. Meeks has yet to play with his new team because of a stress reaction in his lower back. Marc-Andre Fleury Golden Knights Jersey. Meeks signed a multi-year deal with Detroit as a free agent on July 14 after averaging a career-best 15.7 points in 77 games for the Los Angeles Lakers last season. The Suns will try to stop a three-game slide Friday and have lost five of their past seven games, including Tuesdays 103-97 setback to the Miami Heat. Marcus Morris posted a career-high 25 points off the bench, Gerald Green added 19 in a reserve role and Markieff Morris ended with 17. Goran Dragic had 16 points for Phoenix, which shot a decent 48.1 percent and committed 23 turnovers. We made plays, but our shots just didnt fall, Suns guard Eric Bledsoe said. Suns reserve guard Isaiah Thomas (ankle) is probable Friday and hasnt played since Nov. 24 at Toronto. He is averaging 15.5 points per game. Phoenix is 6-5 at home this season and defeated Detroit, 88-86, on Nov. 19 at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Bledsoes go-ahead layup with 28.7 seconds left lifted the Suns to victory and he ended with 18 points. Brandon Jennings led Detroit with 19 points and Monroe added 18 to go along with 12 rebounds. 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    • February 13, 2019 1:12 PM IST
    • MIAMI -- A debated block at the buzzer. Nike Zoom Italia . A season sweep of the NBA champions. Hello, Brooklyn -- the only NBA team this season to go unbeaten against the Miami Heat. Mason Plumlee denied LeBron James dunk attempt at the rim with 2 seconds left, and the Nets finished off a four-game sweep of Miami by beating the Heat 88-87 on Tuesday night. With Miami down by one and time running out, Rashard Lewis somehow got a pass from underneath the basket to James, who rose as Plumlee jumped to contest the play. Replays showed Joe Johnson made some contact with James as he started his move and that Plumlee hit the four-time MVPs hand on the dunk try, but the Heat never got the call they wanted. "My initial thought was to just foul and make him earn it at the free-throw line," Plumlee said. Thats precisely what the Heat thought he did. "He grabbed my right hand," James said. "He didnt do it on purpose, but he got my right hand." Said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra: "It was a foul from my vantage point. But what can you do?" Time expired, and just like that, Miamis lead in the Eastern Conference was down to a half-game -- one in the loss column -- over Indiana. Johnson scored 19 points, reserve Marcus Thornton had 16 and Paul Pierce scored 14 for the Nets. Plumlee had two of his three blocks in the last 2 minutes, the first of them on a short try by Chris Bosh that Miami felt should have been whistled for goaltending. Still, his late work couldnt get Plumlee a one-night respite from rookie duty. "He still got to come in here and carry the bags and get the towels," Pierce said. Final score of the four Brooklyn-Miami games: Nets 389, Heat 377. Brooklyn won three of the games by a single point, becoming the third team in NBA history to have that many narrowest-of-margin wins over an opponent in the same regular season and the first team ever to do so without playing more than four times. And the fourth went to double overtime. All four could have gone Miamis way. None of them did. "Theyre a good team," Spoelstra said. "Theyre one of the hotter teams since All-Star break. Every single one of these games, however you want to slice it, however you get to that point, there are plays to be made in the fourth quarter. And for whatever reason, theyve made more plays." Brooklyn became the first team in the last two years to sweep the Heat. Miami was the only team in the league to beat every team last season and would have repeated that feat with a win Tuesday. James had 29 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Heat, who got 12 points from Bosh and 10 from Norris Cole. Up by one, Johnson took a jumper that was way off with 11 seconds left. Miami has been down by one in the final seconds twice in the last couple weeks, with James not getting a chance at the last shot either time. This time he did, and Miami still couldnt break through. Each of the last three Heat losses have come by a single point -- and theyve dropped six in all by that margin this season. "Thats just basketball," Nets coach Jason Kidd said. "You have the best player in the world going against a rookie and we got lucky." Thorntons steal and layup with 3:27 left put the Nets up one, before James answered seconds later with a dunk, part of a final quarter that featured seven lead changes. Deron Williams missed a pair of free throws with 2:17 left and Brooklyn down a point, but Plumlee blocked Boshs layup on the next Miami possession. Thornton hit a 3 from the right corner to put the Nets on top, Johnson followed with a beat-the-shot-clock score from the lane, and Brooklyn was suddenly up four with 1:01 left. A mere 5 1/2 seconds later, the lead was down to one. James drove past Johnson and got fouled by Pierce on the way to a three-point play, getting Miami within 86-85. The teams alternated baskets on their next possessions, but the Nets wouldnt trail again. Miamis Dwyane Wade (hamstring) missed his seventh straight game -- his 26th absence this season for the Heat, who were also without Greg Oden (back) and Udonis Haslem (stomach virus). Brooklyn sat Kevin Garnett, who is expected to play at Orlando on Wednesday. NOTES: Alonzo Mourning, the Heat player-turned-executive whose induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame was announced Monday, received a video tribute and loud ovation during the first half. ... U.S. Olympic speed skater Eddy Alvarez, a Miami native and silver medallist from the Sochi Games, was part of the sellout crowd. Nike Zoom Scontate . He had even more fun Friday. Coming off a sensational rookie season, Spieth opened the new year by never coming close to bogey and making a 12-foot birdie putt on the last hole for a 7-under 66. Nike Zoom Outlet Italia .Fiji striker Roy Krishna scored in the 14th minute to give Wellington its fourth win, along with a draw, from its past five matches, putting the Phoenix fourth but only a point behind third-placed Adelaide.ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Outfielder David DeJesus has agreed to a $10.5 million, two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. The deal announced Wednesday calls for a $250,000 signing bonus and salaries of $4.25 million next season and $5 million in 2015. The Rays have a $5 million option for 2016 with a $1 million buyout. DeJesus had been scheduled to make $6.5 million next year under the 2014 option exercised by the teamm Sunday. Nike Zoom Saldi. A .279 career hitter, DeJesus was acquired from Washington in a trade on Aug. 23 and started 26 games for the Rays, helping Tampa Bay earn its fourth playoff berth in six seasons. He batted .251 with eight homers and 38 RBIs in 122 games with the Rays, Nationals and Chicago Cubs last season. DeJesus turns 34 next month. The agreement was negotiated by agents Sam and Seth Levinson. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '

    • February 13, 2019 1:12 PM IST
    • GREEN BAY, Wis. Nike Running Shoes Clearance Sale . - Defensive lineman B.J. Raji will need six to nine months to return from right biceps surgery, though its unclear if hell be back with the Green Bay Packers. Raji said Thursday he had surgery recently to reattach a tendon following the injury last month during a preseason game. It knocked Raji out for the 2014 season. Raji had signed a one-year deal in the off-season to remain in Green Bay. He was having a good training camp after being moved back to nose tackle from end. The six-year veteran from Boston College said he would love to remain a Packer, though hes concentrating on his recovery and helping younger Green Bay teammates on the line. Green Bay drafted Raji in the first round in 2009. "Just knowing how this league and life works, you can never count anything out. Its obviously crossed my mind ... potentially I could be seeing my last games at Lambeau" Field, Raji said. "Ive thought about it, but its not my primary concern at this point." Raji said he must wait for scar tissue to heal before starting the rehab process, but doctors have assured him that hell return to full strength. "The recovery is not really an issue," Raji said. "Were almost certain that Ill be able to be back at 100 per cent."Nike Running Shoes For Sale Cheap . The two were in the batting cage moments before game time. Bautista was taking final warm up cuts. Pillar was hitting soft toss. The one-time utility player turned All-Star pulled aside the clubs young, fourth outfielder and offered him some advice. Wholesale Nike Running Shoes . The Professional Referee Organization, which manages game officials for the U.S. Soccer Federation and MLS, notified the Professional Soccer Referee Association of the lockout and said replacement officials will be used.CONROE, Texas - Adrian Peterson wont be coming back to the field any time soon.A Texas judge on Wednesday tentatively set a Dec. 1 trial date for the Minnesota Vikings star running back on a charge of felony child abuse for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son earlier this year. Peterson is on paid leave and the Vikings final game of the regular season is Dec. 28.Theres no guarantee the trial will begin Dec. 1, either. Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon indicated he intends to file a motion to recuse Judge Kelly Case after the judge allegedly called attorneys in the case media whores. Case apologized, but a Nov. 4 hearing was scheduled on whether to assign a new judge.Defence attorney Rusty Hardin said he didnt mind Cases comment because hes been called worse. But he said he wants to try the case as quickly as possible since Peterson cant play in the NFL while the charge is pending.The only way to get this solved is to have a quick and speedy trial, Hardin said afterward.Accompanied by his wife and with his mother sitting behind him in the gallery, Peterson did not speak during his initial court appearance and did not enter a plea. Hardin has indicated Peterson will plead not guilty to the charge that carries a penalty of up to two years in prison.Peterson arrived in a black Cadillac Escalade at the suburban Houston courthouse. Nearby was a person wearing a wildcat costume and holding a sign that said Free AP in sparkling letters, prompting a chuckle from Hardin. Several women stood near the courthouse entrance shrieking and talking about how handsome Peterson looked after he entered the building.Peterson, who was put on leave under a special roster exemption from the NFL commissioner, was indicted last month. He has said he never intended to harm his son and was only disciplining him in the same way he had been as a child growing up in East Texas.Corporal punishment is legal in every U.S. state. Should Petersons case go to trial, legal experts say, the final determination of what is reasonable discipline will be based on the standards found in the local community a€” and Texas law offers no definition of what that is. It says the use of non-deadly force against someone younger than 18 is justified if a parent or guardian reasonably believes the force is necessary to discipline the child or to safeguard or promote his welfare.The Texas Attorney Generals Office notes that belts and brushes are accepted by many as legitimate disciplinary tools, but electrical or phone cords, boards, yardsticks, ropes, shoes, and wires are likely to be considered instruments of abuse.F. Scott McCown, director of the Childrens Rights Clinic at the University of Texas School of LLaw that represents children in abuse and neglect cases, said people can have abstract debates about what is reasonable but they tend to come to a consensus when looking at a specific case. Running Shoes Clearance Online. Some of the factors that tend to be used to decide whether corporal punishment was unreasonable include whether a child needed medical attention and if the disciplining left visible marks and bruises, McCown said. According to court records, Petersons son suffered cuts, marks and bruising to his thighs, back and on one of his testicles.If Petersons case goes to trial, prosecutors and defence attorneys will be picking jurors in a county with conservative beliefs and one that has also banned corporal punishment in its largest school district. E. Tay Bond, an attorney who has worked in Montgomery County for 16 years, said the potential jury pool in the Peterson case will likely not be economically or racially diverse.Because jurors in are summoned via email, the jury pool will be made up of individuals with a higher socio-economic status, who tend to be more conservative, Bond said.People will still discipline their children ... As long as its appropriate and not excessive, its not a crime, Wilke said.Its unclear how many cases involving abuse claims stemming from corporal punishment are dealt with either by Texas courts or CPS. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, CPSs parent agency, doesnt keep statistics detailing whether an abuse case involved corporal punishment. McCown said that in most of the cases his clinic has handled, usually parents do not end up going to jail.Lucy Wilke, a prosecutor in Kerr County for 17 1/2 years, recalled a case in 2010 in which an 11-year-old boy was hit nearly 20 times with a three-foot piece of looped wire by his father for not taking out the trash.This was just excessive. This was abuse and not corporal punishment, said Wilke, who helped convict the Kerrville, Texas, man on a charge of injury to a child.David Dill was sentenced to four years in prison after prosecutors accused him of binding his sons hands, feet and mouth with duct tape and then using the looped wire to hit the boy.The range of punishment for injury to a child charge depends on the defendants intent. Peterson is accused of injuring his son through his reckless actions, while Dill was accused of intentionally or knowingly causing injury to his child. He faced up to 10 years in prison.In court documents, Dill denied doing anything wrong. Like Peterson, Dill said he disciplined his son similar to how he had been punished as a child.___AP Sports Writer Kristie Rieken contributed to this report.___Follow Juan A. Lozano on Twitter at www.twitter.com/juanlozano70 Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '

    • February 13, 2019 1:12 PM IST
    • SUNRISE, Fla. Martinas Rankin Jersey . -- Alex Ovechkin rebounded from his Olympic disappointment. In the first game back since the break, Ovechkin scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and had two assists, and Troy Brouwer had two power-play goals, lifting the Washington Capitals to a 5-4 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Nicklas Backstrom and Brooks Laich also tallied for the Capitals and Braden Holtby made 30 saves. Backstrom and Laich each had two assists. Russia was eliminated by Finland in the quarterfinals at the Sochi Games, where Ovechkin had only one goal and one assist. Brad Boyes scored twice for Florida, and Drew Shore and Tomas Fleischmann also had goals. Tim Thomas stopped 27 shots. Ovechkin broke a 4-all tie in the third period when he took a pass from Laich on the right side and sent a one-timer past Thomas at 15:43 for his 41st goal. "I think we had a pretty good game, but a couple of mistakes, a couple of turnovers almost cost us points," Ovechkin said. "But its good we bounced back and finished." Ovechkins goal came just 16 seconds after a great save by Thomas with 4:43 left in the game. Mike Green came in on a breakaway on Thomas, who slipped backward into the crease and stretched out his glove into the net as he fell. Greens shot went right into Thomass glove as he was flat on his back. "I just caught a rut on the ice or something but it turned into a really nice highlight reel save," Thomas said. "I had to make the save because I look like an idiot." Thomas save might have turned the momentum toward Florida but Ovechkin spoiled the effort. "We tied it up, we were fortunate enough for me to make that save, but (after) that type of save, the last thing you want to give up is a two-on-one," Thomas said. The Capitals beat the Panthers for the ninth time in 10 meetings. Florida lost for the sixth time in seven games. For Ovechkin, looking forward might be the best way to handle the disappointment, and this game was a good start. "Its always important when you score goals because youre going to feel great the next day and the next game," Ovechkin said. The Panthers rallied twice from two-goal deficits but it wasnt enough to stop the Capitals. "The guys showed huge character after being down. I didnt like the goals they (Washington) scored, but they fought back and got a goal at the end of the first, we fought back and tied the game up, and we give them two goals again," Panthers coach Peter Horachek said. "We fight back and tie it up, then you give them the winner. Its frustrating." Down 4-2, the Panthers tied it in the first half of the third period with two goals 82 seconds apart. Shore scored a power-play goal at 8:01 with a slap shot. Boyes tied it 4-all when he grabbed his own rebound and put it into the net at 9:23. "We lost our composure a little bit and they were able to capitalize on it," Laich said. Brouwers second power-play goal gave the Capitals a 4-2 lead. Thomas made a pad save on a shot by Ovechkin but lost his stick. Brouwer knocked in the loose puck with 47 seconds left in the second. "Were trying to make a good playoff push and we need everyone to contribute to try and find ways to get points like we did tonight," Brouwer said. The Panthers tied the score 2-2 just 40 seconds into the second. Boyes found a rebound at the right side of the net and poked in the puck. The Capitals regained the lead about three minutes later. Backstrom took a rebound that went off a Panthers defenceman and put it into the net at 3:44. The Capitals scored twice in the first period. During a power play, John Carlson took a shot from the point that was blocked by Thomas. Brouwer grabbed the rebound after it deflected off Laich and backhanded it past Thomas at 5:48 to make it 1-0. Laich then took a cross-ice pass from Ovechkin and scored on a one-timer from the right circle that went over Thomass shoulder at 8:10. The Panthers closed to 2-1 on Fleischmanns goal. Fleischmann took a pass from Jesse Winchester below the left circle and beat Holtby on the stick side at 15:27 of the first for his first goal in 23 games. NOTES: Capitals C Marcus Johansson sat out the game due to fatigue after a 20-hour plane trip from Sweden via London to return to the U.S. ... D Mike Green and C Mikhail Grabovski, who missed five and eight games respectively due to injury before the Olympic break, were back in the lineup for Thursdays game. ... Panthers C Scott Gomez and D Dylan Olsen were healthy scratches. Justin Reid Texans Jersey . -- Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale searched more than three quarters for five guys who would play well together. Tyrann Mathieu Jersey .C. -- Marcus Paige and his North Carolina teammates have endured so many wild swings -- big wins, surprising losses, NCAA drama -- that no one can blame their Hall of Fame coach for wondering whats next.PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby scored his 23rd goal of the season and added two assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins ripped the New York Rangers 5-2 on Friday night for their 11th straight home win. Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves for Pittsburgh and Jussi Jokinen ended a lengthy scoring drought with two goals. Chris Kunitz also scored twice for the Penguins, who won for the 10th time in their last 12 meetings with New York. Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma picked up his 231st career victory, leaving him one shy of Eddie Johnsons franchise record for coaching wins. Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves for the Rangers. Mats Zuccarello scored a pair of third-period goals for New York, but the Rangers continued to have problems with the Metropolitan Division-leading Penguins. Fleurys play had a little something to do with it. The Pittsburgh goaltender improved to 29-3 in his last 32 games at Consol Energy Center and is bolstering his bid for a spot on the Canadian Olympic team when its announced next week. Crosbys place is already assured. And four years after lifting Canada to gold in Vancouver, he remains at the top of his game. He pushed his point total to an NHL best 62 by setting up Kunitz twice and bumping Pittsburghs lead to 4-0 late in the second with pretty backhand from in front that Lundqvist fanned at as the puck hit the back of the net. Theres a good chance Crosby could be joined in Sochi by Kunitz, who has developed a unique chemistry with one of the games greatest players. Both of Kunitzs goals came on assists from Crosby. His 22nd goal of the season put the Penguins in front late in the first period aand his 23rd goal with 6:37 remaining blunted a late New York rally. Jordan Akins Jersey. New York simply couldnt keep up. Ryan Callahan returned after missing nine games with a knee injury and while the Rangers were able to control play for several lengthy stretches, they never came close to beating Fleury while the outcome was still in doubt. Their best chance came early, when Brassard broke in alone on Fleury only to have his backhand shot deflect off the inside of Fleurys pads and out of harms way. Pittsburgh had little trouble capitalizing on the reprieve. Kunitz pushed a puck into an empty net 13:09 into the first and Jokinen scored his first goal since Nov. 30 with a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle that Lundqvist barely saw. After going 34 days between goals, Jokinen barely had to wait 20 minutes for his next one. He took a pass from John Gibbons and flipped a backhand by Lundqvists right shoulder while being dragged to the ice to make it 3-0. It was all the offence Fleury would require as the banged up Penguins remain on cruise control with the Eastern Conferences top record despite a series of injuries that have forced them to rely heavily on American Hockey League call-ups to fill out the roster. NOTES: New York forward Derek Dorsett injured his left leg while trying to block a slap shot by Pittsburghs Olli Maatta in the first period and sat out the final two periods. ... Pittsburgh is 19-2 when it scores first. ... Pittsburghs longest home winning streak is a 12-game run set between Feb. 22-March 30, 2013. ... New York plays in Toronto on Saturday. ... 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    • February 13, 2019 1:11 PM IST
    • OWINGS MILLS, Md. Scarpe Running Asics Scontate . - The Baltimore Ravens and left tackle Eugene Monroe reached agreement on a five-year contract Friday. Finding a way to retain the 26-year old Monroe was one of the Ravens top priorities of the off-season. They now have the long-term answer at left tackle they have lacked since Jonathan Ogden retired following the 2007 season. Monroe was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft. He spent four-plus seasons with the Jaguars before being traded to Baltimore in October. He started the final 11 games for the Ravens at left tackle. Scarpe Asics Scontate . Six years of waiting are finally over for the Dallas defenceman. Daley had a goal and an assist, Kari Lehtonen recorded his fifth shutout of the season, and the Stars clinched their first playoff berth since 2008 with a 3-0 victory against the St. Scarpe Asics Saldi . The 24-year-old Pruneau played his CIS football with the Montreal Carabins. The six-foot, 200-pound Montreal native had 41 tackles, 3.ATLANTA - The streaking Atlanta Hawks made it look easy against the Washington Wizards.At this point, I dont think weve played a better game, guard Kyle Korver said. We had that 6-minute stretch in the second quarter, but otherwise thats about as good as weve done this year.Korver scored 19 points and DeMarre Carroll added 16 to help the Eastern Conference-leading Hawks win their eighth straight game, 120-89 over Washington on Sunday.Improving to 16-3 at home and 29-8 overall, the Hawks got 15 points from Al Horford and 11 each from Paul Millsap, Jeff Teague and Mike Scott. Teague finished with a game-high 10 assists.Atlanta has won 13 of 14 and 22 of 24. It leads the Eastern Conference this late in the season for the first time in 21 years.Aggressively defending Washington from the opening tipoff, the Hawks kept the sellout crowd — their fourth in the last five home games — engaged throughout.This is my eighth year, and Ive never seen us like this besides the playoffs, Horford said. I feel like the fans are starting to come out, theyre starting to believe and its exciting to see. We have a good team and we need their support.John Wall had 15 points for Washington and Nene added 14. The Wizards were outscored 33-12 in the fourth quarter. They won their previous three games, but allowed a season-high margin of victory for Atlanta.Korver was 5 for 7 from 3-point range, improving his NBA-leading percentage to 50.2. His smoothest move, however, was a behind-the-back pass to Carroll for a layup and a 64-54 lead in the third.Well, I was thinking abouut trying to dunk it and then I saw John Wall, Korver said, smiling. Scarpe Running Asics Outlet. Ive seen too many highlights of him getting blocks from behind. Its just one of those things where I was up in the air — it wasnt very long — but it was long enough to know I wasnt going to get the dunk.The Wizards, who never led, pulled within two points on Walls 20-footer with 5:46 left in the third quarter. They nearly rallied from a 20-point deficit by stepping in the Hawks passing lanes, blocking their paths to the basket and limiting their offensive rebounds.But Washingtons aggressive movement on defence all but stopped at that point, and Atlanta raced to a 108-85 lead with 5:47 left on Scotts fast-break dunk.The Hawks scored 31 points off 20 Washington turnovers.They cause turnovers, they cause deflections, they stay within their principles and they just run, Wizards forward Paul Pierce said. They keep coming offensively. They shoot the ball, they keep moving. They had better discipline than us tonight.The Wizards dropped four games behind Atlanta in the Southeast Division and fell to 1-12 at Philips Arena since Jan. 11, 2008.Kevin Seraphin added 13 points for Washington. Bradley Beal had 12, Pierce 11 and Marcin Gortat 10.TIP-INSWizards: Dropped to 3-8 on the road when giving up 100 or more points.Hawks: After going 16 for 31 on 3-point attempts, the Hawks have made 52 treys and are shooting over 49 per cent beyond the arc over their last four games.UP NEXTWizards: Host San Antonio on Tuesday night.Hawks: Visit Philadelphia on Tuesday night. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '

    • February 13, 2019 1:11 PM IST
    • (SportsNetwork. Discount Nike Shox Shoes Online .com) - Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton reportedly has two partially torn knee ligaments that will likely sideline him until the playoffs. ESPN cited sources Sunday as saying Stanton has partially torn ACL and MCL ligaments. Stanton was hurt during Thursdays game against St. Louis. Reports on Friday said Stanton had a pair of sprained knee ligaments and the team had considered him day-to-day. Partially torn ligaments would likely keep Stanton sidelined for about 3-to-4 weeks. If the 11-3 Cardinals can earn a first-round bye in the playoffs, they would not play a postseason game until the weekend of Jan. 10-11, which would be four weeks away. The Cardinals currently lead the NFC West with games remaining against Seattle and San Francisco. Stanton was starting in place of the injured Carson Palmer, who is out for the season with a torn knee ligament suffered in early November. Ryan Lindley took over for Stanton against the Rams. Lindley and Logan Thomas are currently the remaining healthy quarterbacks on the Cardinals roster. Nike Shox Cheap Wholesale . "It was awesome," he said. Coming off an ugly three-game sweep at the hands of the Yankees, Toronto found itself in a deep hole early after the Reds put an eight spot up on starter Liam Hendriks (six runs in 1 2/3 innings pitched) and Todd Redmond in the second. Nike Shox Discount . The Tournament of Champions, which starts Friday, is his first event since a freak accident in Shanghai two months ago. Snedeker was on a Segway scooter during a corporate outing at Sheshan International when he took a tumble and injured his left knee.INDIANAPOLIS - Johnny Football has more proof that hes fast. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziels official 40-yard dash time at the NFL scouting combine was 4.68 seconds. Thats fourth at his position among those who participated in the drill Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The best was Virginia Techs Logan Thomas, who registered 4.61 seconds. Manziel is widely consiidered one of the top three quarterbacks in the draft. Nike Shox Cheap China. Louisvilles Teddy Bridgewater did not run the 40. Central Floridas Blake Bortles ran a 4.93. South Carolinas Connor Shaw and Fresno States Derek Carr were two other quarterbacks who ranked high in several categories. Kent State running back Dri Archer posted the fastest official 40 time at 4.26. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China JerseysWholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '

    • February 13, 2019 1:11 PM IST
    • The Vancouver Canucks missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and cleaned house, firing GM Mike Gillis and head coach John Tortorella. Discount Ultra Boost China . Off-Season Game Plan examines a Canucks team that actually has enough pieces in place to bounce back next season. Canucks legend Trevor Linden has taken over as team president but hasnt yet filled the openings that he created by firing Gillis and Tortorella, though there has been speculation that Bruins Assistant GM Jim Benning is a front-runner for the gig. As much as the 2013-2014 season was a mess for the Canucks, this team isnt an unmitigated disaster either. There are holes, but holes that can be filled and, even in a down season, the Canucks were a Top 10 possession team. If circumstances were different, perhaps the Canucks would be in position to overhaul the roster, but with no-trade clauses scattered througout the core of their roster, the most reasonable plan of attack for next season is to provide support for the Sedins, Ryan Kesler and a defence corps that is certainly playoff-worthy. "Our goal is to be back in the playoffs next spring as we continue developing this group into a team that can challenge for the Stanley Cup," Linden wrote in a letter to season-ticket holders. There are holes to fill, not least of which is in net, a position that has not been handled in an ideal fashion over the past year. Capable goaltending, improved depth and a sharper power play could be enough for the Canucks to return to the playoffs. So, its possible, but the Canucks have to hire a general manager and coach before getting too bullish on expectations for next season. The good news is that this team is in position to recover quickly if bounces are more favourable for them next season.  The TSN.ca Rating is an efficiency rating based on per-game statistics including goals and assists -- weighted for strength (ie. power play, even, shorthanded) -- Corsi, adjusted for zone starts, quality of competition and quality of teammates, hits, blocked shots, penalty differential and faceoffs. Generally, a replacement-level player is around a 60, a top six forward and top four defenceman will be around 70, stars will be over 80 and MVP candidates could go over 90. Sidney Crosby finished at the top of the 2013-2014 regular season ratings at 87.12. Salary cap information all comes from the indispensable www.capgeek.com. CF% = Corsi percentage (ie. percentage of 5-on-5 shot attempts), via www.extraskater.com. GM/COACHVacant/Vacant Returning Forwards Player Rating GP G A PTS CF% Cap Hit Ryan Kesler 71.94 77 25 18 43 52.4% $5.0M Daniel Sedin 70.07 73 16 31 47 56.9% $7.0M Henrik Sedin 69.67 70 11 39 50 55.7% $7.0M Chris Higgins 69.57 78 17 22 39 50.7% $2.5M Brad Richardson 63.93 73 11 12 23 47.9% $1.15M David Booth 63.41 66 9 10 19 52.0% $4.25M Jannik Hansen 62.98 71 11 9 20 51.8% $2.5M Alexandre Burrows 62.77 49 5 10 15 56.0% $4.5M Shawn Matthias 62.67 77 12 11 23 48.5% $1.75M Tom Sestito 55.97 77 5 4 9 44.6% $750K Free Agent Forwards Player Rating GP G A PTS CF% Class 13-14 Cap Hit Mike Santorelli 70.33 49 10 18 28 50.6% UFA $550K Zack Kassian 65.23 73 14 15 29 50.9% RFA $870K Jordan Schroeder 59.81 25 3 3 6 52.4% RFA $600K Zac Dalpe 56.70 55 4 3 7 44.7% RFA $550K It caused something of a furor leading up to the NHL trade deadline when word leaked that Ryan Kesler wanted out of Vancouver, and its certainly possible that he could be moved this summer, but with the front office being overhauled, new management may have an opportunity to convince Kesler that hes going to still be playing a vital role on a contending team in Vancouver. Hes not the dominant possession player he was a few years ago, but Kesler remains a strong two-way performer, who faces tough opposition night after night and has scored at least 20 goals in six of the past seven seasons. If Kesler wants to move on, the good news for the Canucks is that he should bring a quality return as a productive player signed to a reasonable contract for two more seasons. One of the most glaring differences with last seasons Canucks, compared to previous incarnations, was that the Sedins (Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin) struggled offensively, both finishing below 0.80 points per game for the first time since 2003-2004. The initital expectation was that they might not get as many offensive zone starts as they did under Alain Vigneault, and they didnt, but still started better than 60% of their shifts in the offensive zone. While they didnt score, and averaged more ice time than ever before, the Sedins remained dominant in the possession game, both on the ice for more than 55.0% of 5-on-5 shot attempts. Poor percentages resulted in a down season, though that could be reason to expect a bounce back, provided that they still have it in them, at 34-years-old, to get back to scoring at previously customary levels. Chris Higgins has found a reliable role in Vancouver, playing tough minutes and contributing secondary offence. He has good speed and, while not a high-percentage finisher, he generates enough shots to be productive. That Brad Richardson ended up playing a career-high 14:54 per game probably wasnt in the Canucks ideal plans for last season and he contributed 11 goals, 23 points, but he was on the low-end of the possession game, an indication that the workload was more than he was accustomed to handling. A three-time 20-goal scorer prior to joining the Canucks, David Booth has scored 26 goals in 134 games with Vancouver and, with declining ice time, hes a candidate for a buyout because teams dont need to pay $4.75-million (Booths 2014-2015 salary) to get this level of production. The argument in favour of Booth would hinge on possession numbers, which have remained strong in Vancouver. That may not be enough. Speedy winger Jannik Hansen took nice steps forward in the previous two seasons, only to fall back last season, when the percentages werent as favourable for him. Theres no need to put unreasonable expectations on him; he can be a very good third-line forward/penalty killer. Last season was disastrous for Alexandre Burrows, who didnt score a goal until his 36th game of the season (then scored his season total, five, in four games) and his point production was at its lowest rate since 2006-2007. On the way to burying Burrows, though, consider that he still had terrific possession numbers -- these things happen when you skate with the Sedins, but not just with the Sedins. It might be difficult to go into next season planning on five-goal Burrows being skating on the top line with the Sedins, but hes due for better percentages, no matter where he fits in the lineup. Part of the Roberto Luongo trade, Shawn Matthias comes to Vancouver as a big tease, for the most part. Hes 6-foot-4 and has scored 26 goals in limited ice time over the past two seasons (an efficiency that slots him between Jordan Eberle and Bobby Ryan in goals per 60 minutes of play), but hes a 26-year-old whose career-high is 24 points. At some point, the production has to be there to fit in a top-six, or even top-nine, spot. With a year left on his contract, next year could be a make-it-or-break-it season for Matthias. Tom Sestito led the league with 19 fighting majors and 213 penalty minutes. Since 2005-2006 (Lockout I), only a couple of Philadelphia Flyers, Riley Cote and Zac Rinaldo, had a season with more than 200 penalty minutes with less time on ice. He also gets routinely destroyed according to possession metrics, so its entirely possible that, if hes going to be on the roster, he doesnt need to be dressed for 77 games, as he was last season. Zack Kassian showed some progress last season, finishing with a career-best 14 goals nd 29 points, and while his possession stats werent anything special, he also started more of his shifts in the defensive zone andhes 23-years-old, so there is room for further improvement. Jordan Schroeder has been battling for a regular spot in the lineup and missed a good chunk of last season with an ankle injury. To this point, his 15 points in 56 career games along with decent (if sheltered) possession numbers should give Schroeder a leg up on the competition for a job next season. Zac Dalpe has played at least 10 NHL games in each of the past four seasons, getting in a career-high 55 games last season, and has 17 points in 96 career games. Hes struggled possession-wise and figures, at best, to be on the fringe of the lineup. Thats not a bad group of returning forwards, but the Canucks could very easily dip into the free agent market to find a proven scorer to boot their top six. One possibility would be to keep Mike Santorelli, who had some success last season, or the Canucks could check out the free agent market for someone like Mike Cammalleri, Milan Michalek or Ales Hemsky -- someone capable of fitting with the Sedins. Returning Defence Player Rating GP G A PTS CF% Cap Hit Alexander Edler 69.35 63 7 15 22 52.4% $5.0M Jason Garrison 68.41 81 7 26 33 49.1% $4.6M Kevin Bieksa 66.99 76 4 20 24 51.5% $4.6M Dan Hamhuis 66.48 79 5 17 22 51.4% $4.5M Ryan Stanton 63.77 64 1 15 16 53.1% $550K Free Agent Defence Player Rating GP G A PTS CF% Class 13-14 Cap Hit Chris Tanev 65.90 64 6 11 17 51.2% RFA $1.5M Yannick Weber 62.40 49 6 4 10 50.1% RFA $650K Andrew Alberts 56.34 10 0 0 0 48.4% UFA $600K While he was maligned for his least productive season since 2007-2008, Alexander Edler was more unlucky than anything with the worst PDO (on-ice save + on-ice shooting percentage) among regular defencemen. That doesnt guarantee that everything will be fine, but for a 28-year-old who has played more than 23 minutes a night for each of the past four seasons, Edler is a good bet to produce better numbers next year. Of the four defencemen with no-trade clauses at the top of the Canucks depth chart, Jason Garrison is the one with the big shot, which resulted in 15 power play points last season and has him among the defence goal-scoring leaders the past three seasons but, last season, his possession numbers werent very good. Kevin Bieksa has been a staple on the Vancouver defence since 2005-2006. Hes put up more than 40 points three times and more than 90 penalty minutes five times. He can play tough minutes, and still put up decent possession numbers, and is reasonably-priced for the next couple seasons. These factors would make him desirable as a trade commodity too. The most reliable of Vancouvers defenders, Dan Hamhuis has been taking on progressively tougher matchups since arriving from Nashville. He plays a no-frills game, but that includes limiting shots against, which seems like a good attribute for a defenceman to possess. Scooped off waivers from Chicago, Ryan Stanton took a regular turn on the Vancouver blueline and while it was third-pair work against lower-level competition, he more than held his own. Hes an inexpensive piece to hold down an everyday spot on defence. An undrafted gem, 24-year-old Chris Tanev has been very good and steadily improving in a defensive role, moving up alongside Hamhuis to take on tough defensive matchups last season. Its Tanevs emergence that does more reasonably allow the Canucks to consider moving one of their more established blueliners. Yannick Weber can skate and shoot the puck, but hasnt been able to land more than a fringe role in the league. Hes not bad as an inexpensive seventh defenceman option, since he can offer some value on the power play as well. With this defence core, the Canucks only need to make tweaks around the edges if they are going to make moves in the offseason. Returning Goaltenders Player Rating GP W L OTL GAA SV% Cap Hit Eddie Lack 67.44 41 16 17 5 2.41 .912 $1.15M Jacob Markstrom 48.62 16 2 8 3 3.39 .873 $1.2M Eddie Lack had a nice rookie season, playing far more than could have been expected coming into the year thanks to Roberto Luongo getting traded, but asa 26-year-old with limited track record, he cant be assumed to be the number one for a contending team next season. Maybe he will be but, at the very least, there should be competition. Presumably Jacob Markstrom might have a shot at that competition, since he has a $1.2-million one-way contract for next season, but even though he has been a highly-touted prospect, the shine on his star has diminished after an .896 save percentage in 47 career NHL games. Hes huge, still just 24-years-old and has a save percentage of .922 in the AHL over 94 games in the past three seasons, so there is some reason for hope, but going into next season with Lack and Markstrom would require serious finger-crossing. Even if the Canucks arent necessarily going to go after a top unrestricted free agent like Ryan Miller or Jaroslav Halak (though they could...), Vancouver could consider a free agent like Jonas Hiller, Brian Elliott or trade for James Reimer. Top Prospects Player Pos. Team/League Stats Bo Horvat C London (OHL) 30-44-74, +20, 54 GP Brendan Gaunce C Erie (OHL) 31-41-72, +25, 65 GP Hunter Shinkaruk LW Medicine Hat (WHL) 5-11-16, -2, 18 GP Nicklas Jensen LW Utica (AHL) 15-6-21, -5, 54 GP Cole Cassels C Oshawa (OHL) 24-49-73, +7, 61 GP Frank Corrado D Utica (AHL) 6-11-17, -7, 59 GP Dane Fox LW Erie (OHL) 64-43-107, +46, 67 GP Ben Hutton D Maine (HE) 15-14-29, +8, 35 GP Jordan Subban D Belleville (OHL) 12-30-42, -11, 66 GP Anton Cederholm D Portland (OHL) 4-12-16, +42, 71 GP Joacim Eriksson G Utica (AHL) 2.61 GAA, .911 SV%, 52 GP Bo Horvat, taken ninth overall with the pick acquired from New Jersey for Cory Schneider (remember him?), is a solid two-way player who could make the jump to the Canucks next season. There may be some question to Horvats offensive upside, but little concern about whether he has the game to stick in some role. A first-round pick in 2012, Brendan Gaunce is a big-bodied forward who has scored 92 goals over the past three OHL seasons. If he can skate well enough to keep pace, he may have a chance to challenge for a job too, but some time in the AHL wouldnt hurt. Hip surgery ended Hunter Shinkaruks season early, but hes a skilled winger who has been a finisher in the WHL. Hes not big, so getting stronger and getting a full season next year, ought to be top priorities. Drafted in the first round in 2012, Nicklas Jensen has good size and speed, but didnt do much in the AHL (29 points in 80 career AHL games). However, he played pretty well in 17 games with the Canucks last season. A third-round pick last summer, Cole Cassels took a step forward as a playmaking forward. Hes not as prolific as his dad, Andrew, but Cole has climbed the ladder quickly over the course of a year. Steady blueliner Frank Corrado was a fifth-round pick in 2011 and has played 18 games for the Canucks since. Hes only 21, so Corrado has time to round out his game, but hes not far from challenging for a job with the Canucks. Signed as an undrafted free agent this year, Dane Fox scored 64 goals in 67 games for Erie, after never scoring more than 23 goals and 54 points in an OHL season. If the goal-scoring is for real, and not the product of a powerhouse team, then Fox could be interesting. The Canucks can see if it translates to the AHL next year. Taken in the fifth round of the 2012 Draft, Ben Hutton has good size and had a terrific sophomore season at Maine. His ability to move the puck and join the attack are strengths. Jordan Subban doesnt come with the same pedigree as older brother D P.K. Subban (or G Malcolm Subban), in part because hes small for the position, but can skate and make smart decisions with the puck. Drafted in the fifth round out of Sweden last summer, Anton Cederholm plays for WHL powerhouse Portland and was one of six players with a rating of +40 or better. Hes big and physical, though hasnt shown much offensive game. Pulled off the scrap heap, Joacim Eriksson was a seventh-round pick of the Flyers in 2008, but handled the starters role in the AHL last season. Given the inexperience ahead of him already, hes not likely to be in the picture. Canucks advanced stats and player usage chart from Extra Skater DRAFT6th - Michael Dal Colle, William Nylander, Kasperi Kapanen FREE AGENCYAccording to www.capgeek.com, the Canucks have approximately $58.9M committed to the 2013-2014 salary cap for 17 players. Check out my possible Canucks lineup for next season on Cap Geek here. Needs: Top-six winger, top-nine forward, goaltender.What I said the Canucks needed last year: Two top nine forwards, depth forwards, two-three defencemen, financial flexibility.They added: Mike Santorelli, Brad Richardson, Zac Dalpe, Ryan Stanton, Yannick Weber, Eddie Lack. TRADE MARKETRyan Kesler, Alexandre Burrows, Kevin Bieksa, Alexander Edler, Jason Garrison. 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He is the only Oakland player to have a 100-yard game this season and was attempting to become the first Oakland wide receiver to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark since Randy Moss in 2005. Moore might still get there but will have to do it in fewer than 16 games if he misses the Titans game. "Denarius has been really our leading receiver so itll have an effect," Allen said. "Weve got several quality wide receivers. All those guys have been a factor for us and they need to continue to be a factor for us." McGloin, who passed for three touchdowns without an interception in last weeks 28-23 win over the Texans, didnt seem too concerned. Since replacing Terrelle Pryor as the Raiders starter, the former walk-on at Penn State said hes developed a pretty good rapport with his receivers. "We talk all the time," McGloin said. "My lockers right next to Rod (Streater) and a lot of the wideouts, so were constantly talking about the game and were constantly having fun. 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