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Ten Canadians are among 18 players named to the Hot Button First, Second and Third all-star teams. Jaromir Jagr Jersey . Theres no denying the all-star lineup is Canada-centric, but so was the tournament. Canada never trailed, faltered but once (for four minutes vs. Russia), never lost and have earned consideration as the countrys greatest non-lockout Jr. Team Canada. That dominance is reflected in our choices for tournament all-stars. Final Awards Honour Buttons Pick Notes MVP Denis Godla, SVK Outstanding performances led Slovakia Top Defenceman Gustav Forsling, SWE Led defencemen in scoring Top Forward Sam Reinhart, CDA Straw that stirred drink First Team All-Stars Position Buttons Pick Notes Goalie Denis Godla, SVK Stirring curtain calls in Toronto Defenceman Gustav Forsling, SWE Excellent offensively and defensively Defenceman Josh Morrissey, CDA Forceful play on blueline Forward Max Domi, CDA Tour de force from outset Forward Sam Reinhart, CDA Quiet Big Bang Theory Forward Oskar Lindblom, SWE Key offensive contributions Second Team All-Stars Position Buttons Pick Notes Goalie Zach Fucale, CDA Key saves at key times Defenceman Shea Theodore, CDA Led defensemen at +12 Defenceman Vladislav Gavrikov, RUS Undisputed leader on blueline Forward Connor McDavid, CDA Better as tourney progressed Forward Dylan Larkin, USA Speed impacted all areas Forward Mikko Rantanen, FIN Scoring leader for Finland Third Team All-Stars Position Buttons Pick Notes Goalie Georg Sorensen, DEN Led cinderella Danes Defenceman Darnell Nurse, CDA Physically imposing Defenceman Madison Bowey, CDA Two-way excellence Forward Anthony Duclair, CDA Physical presence on top line Forward Nic Petan, CDA Tied for Scoring lead Forward Martin Reway, SVK Competitior who keyed offense Mike Vernon Jersey . - Free agent defensive end Will Smith has signed with the New England Patriots. Joe Nieuwendyk Jersey . Cammalleri suffered a concussion in the Flames 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. The 31-year-old forward did not travel with the team to Carolina. CHICAGO -- Brandon Cumpton pitched seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider hit a solo homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Sunday. Cumpton (3-2) won his third straight decision as the Pirates won the last two games of the three-game series. Cumpton allowed just two hits and two walks while striking out four. The rookie right-hander retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced. He allowed a walk to Nate Schierholtz in the fifth inning, but rebounded by getting John Baker to hit into an inning-ending double play. Ryan Sweeney reached on a single against Cumpton in the first inning and the other hit was by Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel in the sixth. Pirates closer Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for his 12th save in 15 chances. Melancon gave up back-to-back singles to Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro. Melancon then struck out Luis Valbuena and got Schierholtz to hit into a fielders choice as Rizzo scored. Melancon finished the game by getting Junior Lake to fly out. Gregory Polanco had his hitting streak snapped at 11 games. The Pirates rookie leadoff hitter had a hit in his first 11 major league games. He was 0 for 3 with a walk. Hammel (6-5) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings. He struck out six and walked one. Hammels first pitch of the third inning was hit over the centre-field wall by Snider. It was Sniders fourth of the season. Later in the inning, Josh Harrison hit a liner right back at Hammel. Miikka Kiprusoff Jersey. The ball ricocheted off Hammels right side and allowed Chris Stewart to score from third. Harrison reached first base without a throw. Hammel was briefly looked at by a team trainer. Pirates reliever Tony Watson pitched out of trouble in the eighth. With runners on second and third with one out, Watson struck out pinch-hitters Welington Castillo and Justin Ruggiano. NOTES: Cubs OF Emilio Bonifacio has yet to return to baseball activities after being placed on the disabled list on June 13 with a rib injury. "Were still in the wait-and-see," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said. "Hes feeling better, hes not feeling any discomfort anymore." Renteria added that this type of injury can become chronic if not taken care of properly, so the Cubs are being as patient and proactive as possible to make sure Bonifacio is full recovered before returning to the active roster. ... Pirates 2B Neil Walker is expected to join the team in Tampa Bay on Monday. He has been on the DL since June 9 with an appendectomy. He is eligible to be reinstated on Tuesday. ... Pirates OF Starling Marte is expected to rejoin the club in Tampa on Monday. He is attending to a personal matter in the Dominican Republic. ... Before the game, the Cubs activated Castillo off the DL. He missed 18 games with a rib cage injury. Cheap NFL Hoodies Camo China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
OAKLAND, Calif. Brent Celek Jersey . -- The Minnesota Twins traded veteran right-hander Kevin Correia to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night for a player to be named or cash. Correia was told late Saturday after the Twins 9-4 loss at Oakland that he was headed home to Southern California to be part of a pennant race in the familiar NL West. Minnesota will call up left-hander Tommy Milone from Triple-A Rochester to start Monday at Houston. Milone was acquired from the Athletics on the July 31 trade deadline after he requested to be moved following a demotion to the minors. Minnesota sent outfielder Sam Fuld back to Oakland in the swap. A fourth-round draft pick by San Francisco in 2002, Correia (5-13, 4.94 ERA) has pitched for the Giants and San Diego Padres. "Its nice to be able to go somewhere and play some important baseball games at the end of this year and its a place Im very familiar with, so its exciting," Correia said after saying his goodbyes to Twins teammates at his locker. "Its why we play this game. "Im getting toward the end of my career and you want to play in some meaningful games and Ill have the opportunity to do that over there." The NL West-leading Dodgers, who lost earlier Saturday at Milwaukee, were looking to boost the back end of their rotation. This past week, they acquired veteran right-hander Roberto Hernandez from the Phillies to fill Josh Becketts spot. Beckett went on the 15-day disabled list for the third time this season Friday. Beckett, who is 6-6 with a 2.88 ERA in 20 starts for the Dodgers this season, has a left hip impingement. The move is retroactive to Aug. 4. He is expected to be out about two weeks. The 14-year veteran made three starts since being reinstated on July 22 from the same injury, which occurred on July 8. His first time on the disabled list was March 22 when he had a right-thumb contusion. Correia has ties to general manager Ned Colletti, the former Giants assistant GM, and medical director Stan Conte. "Its a division Im familiar with and theres a couple of familiar faces from when I was with the Giants: Ned Colletti and Stan Conte, the trainer," Correia said. "So its not going to be a completely foreign situation for me and I think thatll help." Twins manager Ron Gardenhire praised Correia for his work with the club over two seasons in spite of his struggles with a career-high losses this year. "Hes been nothing but a pleasure. Last year he was our best pitcher, most consistent pitcher," Gardenhire said. "This year I know he had some ups and downs but he always seemed to give us a chance. A great guy in the clubhouse. ... Its a good situation. Hes going to a team in the pennant race. He deserves it." Milone went 6-0 with a 2.62 ERA over 11 starts with the As when he was sent down July 5 following the trade for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs. The 27-year-old Milone made one start at Triple-A on Aug. 5, allowing one run on six hits in seven innings. "We are really excited to get him. We didnt want to give up Sammy Fuld," Gardenhire said. "We got a nice pitcher out of the deal, a guy that knows how to pitch in the big leagues, good track record. Were going to get him up here. ... Weve made a spot now, and hes going to get the ball." Herman Edwards Jersey . As the only competitor to try two quads, much less complete them, Kovtun ended the day nearly nine points ahead of Japans Tatsuki Machida, who opened with a clean quad but then stepped out of the triple toe loop that was the second jump in his combination. Ronald Darby Jersey . Onyshko, from Minnedosa, Man., will compete in artistic gymnastics while Hanet, from Kelowna, B.C., will compete in lawn bowling as a para-athlete. "It is exciting that our Canadian athletes are starting to arrive at the Games Village," said Chantal Petitclerc, Canadas Chef de Mission. BOISE, Idaho -- San Diego State had its best performance in its season finale. Behind a swarming defence, an offence fueled by big plays and opportunistic special teams, the Aztecs rolled to a 49-24 victory over Buffalo on Saturday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. For coach Rocky Long, its the kind of game he has been waiting for his team to put together all season, a win where all three phases worked together, avoided costly mistakes and took full advantage of the miscues of others. "I thought thats the best weve played all year," Long said. "We moved the ball well, we caused turnovers. I thought the turnover battle would decide who won and thats exactly what happened. We just happened to be on the right side of that battle." Takeaways werent the only factor playing in San Diego States favour. Adam Muema scored three touchdowns and rushed for 230 yards, his fourth career game with more than 200 yards on the ground. Quinn Kaehler threw for two more scores and ran for another in leading an offence that generated 460 total yards. Kaehler, who made his first start in the third game, was 15 of 28 for 211 yards, and his two TD passes helped the Aztecs (8-5, 6-2 Mountain West) pull away early. Taking advantage of a pair of costly Buffalo turnovers, the Aztecs put up 21 straight points during a 5-minute span in the second and third quarters. With less than a minute left in the first half, Aztec safety Marcus Andrews intercepted Joe Licatas pass near midfield and returned it to the 25 to set up Kaehlers first TD pass, a 25-yarder to Dylan Denso that put San Diego State up 28-10 heading into halftime. Buffalo coughed up the ball on the opening kick in the third quarter, setting up the Aztecs at the Bulls 26. Five plays later, Kaehler fired an 11-yard pass to tight end Adam Roberts at the back of the end zone to stretch the lead to 35-10. The Aztecs won eight of their last 10 games. The bowl victory is the first in the post-season since 2010 when they beat Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl and the first post-season victory outside San Diego city limits since 1969. For Buffalo coach Jeff Quinn, the turnovers weree too much to overcome. Alshon Jeffery Jersey. "Ive always said, youve got to take great care of the ball, and right then and there, it turned into a three score difference," he said. "It was a very disappointing loss today." Buffalo (8-5, 6-2 Mid-American Conference), playing in its second bowl game in the teams 100-year history, also was hobbled by an offence that took too long to get rolling and a defence that failed to create its own turnovers. The Bulls didnt get their first first down until the 10:42 mark in the second quarter. They pulled to 14-10 late in the second quarter when Patrick Clarke kicked a 38-yard field goal. But the defence, led by MAC Defensive Player of the Year Kahlil Mack, didnt have an answer for Muema and the Aztecs on the following possession. San Diego State marched 67 yards in five plays and scored when Muema sped around left end from 8 yards out. Moments later, Licata threw his only interception. "In that situation, I took a risk I shouldnt have taken. Thats all on me," said Licata, who was 13 of 30 for 196 yards and was sacked four times. Bulls running back Branden Oliver had for 114 yards on 28 carries, but the rest of the offence only managed 309 total yards. Mack, who was the focus of San Diego States game plan, had just six tackles, as the Aztecs ran the other way or double-teamed him throughout. The Bulls came into the game with a plus-1.3 turnover margin, among the best in the nation. Mack recovered a fumble near midfield in the first quarter, but the offence couldnt capitalize against a defence that pressured Licata and bottled up Oliver early. San Diego State started the season with three straight losses, but showed throughout an ability to overcome adversity. Three wins came in overtime and the Aztecs came from behind in the fourth quarter to win games. On Saturday, they didnt need any late-game drama and heroics. "Guys decided tonight we were going to play up to our abilities and it showed," Aztecs safety Nat Berhe said. "Its kind of sad we didnt play like that all year. But at the same time, Im glad it happened today." Cheap NFL Hoodies Camo China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
LOS ANGELES -- Even after three games and a cross-country flight in the previous five days, the Los Angeles Kings came out roaring at home with a three-goal first period against Winnipeg. Thomas Partey Jersey . Coach Darryl Sutters team knows all about peaking for the post-season after its Stanley Cup title run two years ago, and the Kings are counting down the games until they can try it again. Anze Kopitar scored two goals in the first period, Jonathan Quick made 24 saves, and the Kings beat the Jets 4-2 Saturday night for their sixth straight victory. Trevor Lewis and Tyler Toffoli also scored for the Kings, who havent lost since March 17. Marian Gaborik and Willie Mitchell had two assists apiece as Los Angeles took a big early lead and cruised to its 14th win in 17 games. "I dont think there is any coasting goes on, period," Sutter said. "Youre just trying to refine parts of your game, very simple. You are trying to take care of your own business first. Youre not a playoff team until you clinch the playoff spot." The Kings are just a couple of wins away from clinching their fifth straight playoff trip and a first-round matchup with San Jose or Anaheim. After 4 1/2 weeks of outstanding play out of the Olympic break, theyre all but locked into third place in the Pacific Division. Los Angeles has won 13 of 16 since Sochi, with three one-goal losses between two lengthy winning streaks. Kopitars third multigoal game of the season was set up by another strong offensive game from Kings newcomer Gaborik, who had his second multipoint performance on Los Angeles top line. "We have a chance to finish very strong and prepare for the playoffs," said Gaborik, who has eight points in his past nine games with Los Angeles. "This team works well in a system. Everybody is on the same page. Everybody is trusting each other. Its like one big machine." And that machine steamrolled the Jets in the opening 20 minutes. Matt Halischuk and Blake Wheeler scored in the third period for the Jets, who hadnt visited Los Angeles since Jan. 3, 1996. Ondrej Pavelec gave up three goals in the first period before getting pulled, and Al Montoya stopped 12 shots in the final 40 minutes. Winnipeg has lost four of six and 10 of 13, its playoff hopes dwindling to a faint prayer. The Jets trail eighth-place Phoenix in the Western Conference standings by nine points with seven games to go and three teams between them. The erstwhile Atlanta Thrashers finally have appeared in every NHL road arena since their move to Manitoba in 2011, but they couldnt keep up in the first period against their surging hosts. "We got taught a real good lesson in the first period about being ready to play a hard game," Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice said. "We were just giving up so much ice and backing up. The last two periods, we were ready to play. Theres a learning lesson for some." The Kings went ahead just 2:42 in when a sharp-angled shot somehow got past Pavelec for Lewis career-best sixth goal of the season. Lewis didnt score in his first 38 games of the season, but the grinding forward has four goals in March. Kopitar then scored when a rebound of Gaboriks shot banked off his skate and in for the Slovenian centres 23rd goal. Gaboriks shot sent Winnipeg defenceman Mark Stuarts stick flying into Pavelecs chest. Kopitar scored again late in the period, muscling past the Winnipeg defence for a rebound backhand. "There is no explanation," Wheeler said of the Jets early effort. "They came out with the kind of energy you need to start a hockey game. We didnt. Thats what happens. After the opening period, we figured it out a little bit." After a scoreless second period, Halischuk scored his first goal since Dec. 14 from right in front of Quick, banging home Evander Kanes pass from below the goal line in the corner. Quick made an amazing facedown save with 1 minute to play, sticking his right leg into midair to block a long Winnipeg shot. NOTES: The Kings have outscored their opponents 19-11 during their winning streak. ... Los Angeles has 44 victories, two shy of the regular-season club record with seven games to go. ... Mitchell had his first multipoint game since April 5, 2012. The stay-at-home defenceman missed all of last season with injuries, and he had seven points in his first 69 games this season. Antoine Griezmann Jersey . -- Henry Josey watched helplessly from the sideline last fall, rehabbing from a serious knee injury, while Missouri was getting pushed around in its first SEC season. Diego Costa Jersey . The Brazilian driver had the second-best time in last months tests at Jerez and said the "good start" could play to his advantage when the season gets underway in Australia in March.Michael Bisping has never been one to mince words. The middleweight contender has seemingly made a career of rubbing other fighters the wrong way. Often backlash against the brash Brit is the result of very pointed comments towards other competitors. When hes at his trash talking best, he can burrow himself under an opponents skin with relative ease. As a result, the bulk of his fights in the 185-pound division have been preceded by heated exchanges fueled by bad blood. So it shouldnt be a surprise to anyone that the lead up to his forthcoming bout with last-reigning Strikeforce titleholder Luke Rockhold has been typified by yet another war of words. When the top middleweights hopped on a media call Tuesday, it didnt take long for them to butt heads. Youve got to treat people the way you want to be treated, Rockhold told reporters. It seems like hes a p***k everywhere in life. I dont know what hes not happy about, but Im looking forward to making everyone else happy. Of course, in classic Bisping fashion, The Ultimate Fighter 3 winner didnt let those remarks go unanswered. Luke, I dont know you and I dont care for you, a fired up Bisping responded. We havent shared a single proper conversation. So youre basing your facts, or what you presume as facts, on absolutely nothing, on fresh air. You dont know me as a person. So kiss my f**king a**, you lanky piece of s**t. Ill see you in Australia, you a**hole. Ill put it all to bed then. Bisping and Rockhold will settle their grudge in the main event of UFC Fight Night 55 at the Allphones Arena in Sydney on Sat., Nov. 8. Due to the time difference, the card will stream on UFC Fight Pass in North America on Nov. 7. Though the two have yet to face each other inside the octagon, their beef stems from a sparring session in 2012. Afterwards, Bisping boasted about getting the better of Rockhold, going so far as to proclaim himself the unofficial Strikeforce champion. He later apologized, stating the remark was made in jest, but said Rockhold needs to develop a sense of humour. You cant live your life regretting every comment that youve made, Bisping said. I made a light-hearted remark and it was a joke. If he had a sense of humour he may have got that joke, because I thought that was a pretty good line. Was it a little bit disrespectful? I suppose it was. Thats why I instantly apologized. Do I regret it? No, I dont regret it. I certainly got a good laugh out of it at the time. A calm Rockhold said he hasnt let Bispings words get to him, but admitted hes looking forward to settling the score. Its definitely a bonus to shut his mouth and set the record straight on that note, Rockhold said. I dont like the guy. Im going to voice my opinion and sell the fight. Im competitive as a person, whether were talking or fighting. Im not going to lose at all to this guy. Though bragging rights are on the line between the two, their upcoming tilt will have serious implications in the miiddleweight division. Sime Vrsaljko Jersey. Currently ranked No. 5, Rockhold aims to make a case for a shot at the winner of next years championship fight between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort. Following a KO loss to Belfort in his promotional debut in 2013, the American Kickboxing Academy fighter has netted consecutive stoppage wins over Costas Philippou and Tim Boetsch. He also holds a notable decision victory against top contender Jacare Souza, which earned him the Strikeforce belt in 2011. Rockhold knows theres a lot riding on his fight with Bisping. He may have nothing but contempt for the Brit, but said he wont let emotion get the better of him when the cage door shuts. If you want to see me emotional, go back and watch my Belfort fight, Rockhold said. In the lead up, I was pissed. I was emotional and you could see it in my eyes. Now Im very comfortable and relaxed. Its never going to happen again. Im never going to let emotions get the better of me. Michaels good — I cant take that away from him. Hes technical. Hes got good footwork and a lot of movement. He throws off a lot of people because hes always moving. Hes constantly circling away from the power. He knows what hes doing on the feet. Meanwhile, Bisping, who sits at the No. 9 spot, looks to keep the ball rolling after his impressive destruction of Cung Le in August. Though a victory over Rockhold would only mark his second since dropping a unanimous decision to Tim Kennedy this past April, it would put Bisping back in the title mix, a position hes all too familiar with. Bispings been close to reaching No. 1 contender status over the course of his middleweight stint, but has struggled to get over the hump. Despite suffering a slew of setbacks in the past, Bisping said hes still among the divisions elite. The fact that Ive been there so many times is a testament to my fighting ability, character and will to win, Bisping said. Ive been there several times, but most people only get there once. Ive dusted myself off and come back a better fighter. Ive truly learned from all my losses. Im still as hungry as the first day I put a pair of gloves on. I still want to be world champion. I know I can do it. Im physically in my prime and mentally Im better than ever. I still dream of being world champion and that all starts next weekend. Im one of the top guys. Ive been here a long time and Im not going anywhere. It goes without saying that failure is not an option in either fighters mind. From Rockholds perspective, hes about to put on a clinic at Bispings expense. The difference between our fighting skills is the same as the difference between our beards, Rockhold began. Im just more of a man than him. This, of course, set up yet another trademark Bisping comeback. Theres insight for you, Bisping chimed. He can grow slightly better facial hair, so hes the bigger man and going to win the fight. Good on you, Luke. Well done, youve got more pubes on your face. Cheap NFL Hoodies Camo China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
Tim Murray has his dream job as general manager of the Buffalo Sabres, but readily admits there are days when he wishes he was still the assistant GM in Ottawa. Jon Bostic Jersey . Speaking to TSN 1200 on Friday afternoon, Murray said that since he found out his uncle, Senators general manager Bryan Murray, was diagnosed with cancer in June, there have been moments where he has wondered if he made the right career move in jumping to Buffalo. Murray left the Senators organization midway through last season to take the vacant general manager’s job with the Sabres. “Sure. I’ve quite frankly have second guessed everything that has gone on since..and [Bryan] knows that too,” Tim Murray said. “What’s happened has happened and I’m here, but under different circumstances - certainly if I knew that earlier, I wouldn’t have been very anxious to be out the door. I would have been quite content to know that I would have been his assistant for as long as he wanted.” Tim Murray found out about Bryan’s cancer diagnosis while he was in Philadelphia on June 24, preparing for his first NHL Entry Draft as a general manager. Tim had spent parts of seven seasons under Bryan in the Senators front office and was devastated by the news. “He found out on a Tuesday and he called me the next day on a Wednesday. I was just about the meet a couple of agents and it just dropped me,” Murray said. “I know that many families have been through it, but when it hits close you pay more attention. Tim says he speaks to Bryan on a regular basis and while the conversations start out about the cancer treatments, they inevitably turn to hockey talk. “We talk once a week, anyway, and I’ll call and say we’re not talking hockey, I kind of know his schedule for chemo and testing, so that’s what we talk about,” Murray added. “But we end up talking hockey, mostly from his initiation. But that’s not the intent of it at all. But the last 5 minutes always comes back to hockey and a couple of tips for me with the situation that I’m in. I can get emotional or frustrated and he can always help bring me back.” In an interview with TSN’s Michael Farber that aired on Thursday night, Bryan Murray said that he has Stage 4 colon cancer that has spread to other parts of his body. The Senators general manager indicated that the cancer was preventable and could have been avoided had he underwent a routine colonscopy 10 years ago. Bryan Murray’s message to viewers to have a regular check-up and colonoscopy was not lost on his nephew, who watched the TSN story on Friday morning. Murray said the Sabres team trainer came into his office on Friday and told him he had booked a colonoscopy for him for January 21. “That conversation literally happened 15 minutes ago and I’m on my way in January,” said Murray. Rigoberto Sanchez Jersey . - Derek Wolfe says hes finally healthy after suffering a seizure in November that doctors now believe was related to the spinal cord injury he suffered in the preseason. Deyshawn Bond Jersey . A little more than one year after missing a last-second tip-in that would have given the Wolverines a share of the Big Ten regular-season title, the 6-foot-8 forward scored on a layup with 7.Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Red Wings placed Jimmy Howard on injured reserve Sunday, one day after the goaltender left the ice on a stretcher. Late in the first period of Saturdays game against the Capitals, Howard left the puck behind the net for his defense to play. Instead, Capitals forward Troy Brouwer got the puck and quickly scored on a wraparound as Howard scrambled to get back into position. Howard hurt his groin while awkwardly extending his left leg trying to cover the post. Donte Moncrief Jersey. As a precaution, he was taken off the ice on a stretcher. Petr Mrazek replaced Howard in goal and gave up two goals in a 3-1 loss. Prior to the game, Howard was named to the All-Star Game. He has compiled a 16-7-7 record with a 2.11 GAA and .920 save percentage this season. The Red Wings recalled goaltender Tom McCollum from Grand Rapids to fill Howards spot on the roster. McCollum has appeared in his one NHL game in his career, and it came in relief back on Mar. 30, 2011. Cheap NFL Hoodies Camo China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Youth NFL Jerseys CheapCheap Nike NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
SEVILLE, Spain -- Fernando Torres and Andres Iniesta were on target as Spain dominated Bolivia for a 2-0 win Friday in the first of two international friendlies ahead of its World Cup defence in Brazil. Justin Houston Jersey . Torres calmly stroked a 51st-minute spot kick down the middle with goalkeeper Romel Quinonez diving right to convert a penalty earned by Javi Martinez. Spain controlled play at the Sanchez Pizjuan but found it hard to convert against a well-organized Bolivian team before Iniesta charged forward to curl around Quinonez in the 84th to seal victory. Vicente del Bosque employed an experimental team, trying out different combinations with key Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid players still missing following the Champions League final last week. The Spain coach will announce his 23-man squad for next months tournament on Saturday. Despite the goal, Torres made little impact up front and failed to soothe Spains attacking worries with Diego Costas status uncertain because of thigh muscle injury. While Juan Mata and Pedro Rodriguez managed scoring opportunities, it wasnt until the second-half entrances of Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and David Silva that Spain looked more capable of scoring, with Cesc Fabregas coming on to reprise his role as an unorthodox striker. "We had an encouraging week of training and today was a positive day," Iniesta said. Spain, which opens Group B against the Netherlands on June 13, travels to the United States on Sunday ahead of its June 7 friendly against El Salvador in Washington. Spain also plays Chile and Australia in Brazil. Derrick Johnson Jersey . Vonn flew back to Vail, Colo., last week after hurting her surgically repaired right knee at a downhill race in France. "Her knee was swollen again after Val dIsere," U.S. womens head coach Alex Hoedlmoser told The Associated Press. Ramik Wilson Jersey . The Canadian Football Leagues all-time passing leader said he has not made a final decision, but he will discuss his future with Montreal Alouettes owner Bob Wetenhall on the weekend. LONDON -- With a dominant display of grass-court tennis, Roger Federer kept up his bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title by beating Tommy Robredo in straight sets Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals at the All England Club for the 12th time. The fourth-seeded Federer, who has not dropped a set in the entire tournament, overwhelmed the Spaniard 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 in just over 90 minutes on No. 1 Court. He hit 11 aces, faced only one break point -- in the final game of the match -- and broke four times in a performance that showed he remains a real contender at the age of 32. "Its really nice the way Im playing," Federer said. "Im serving well, moving well, returning all right, so all the things are happening that need to be happening to go deep in this tournament again." Federer received a standing ovation after closing out the match with a serve-and-volley point, hitting a backhand volley that Robredo couldnt handle. The win avenged Federers straight-set loss to Robredo in their last meeting in the fourth round of the U.S. Open. Apart from that defeat, Federer has won all of his 11 matches against the Spaniard. Federer has lost only 32 games in four matches at the All England Club, the same number as defending champion Andy Murray. "Clearly Im very pleased with the first week, and here we go now into the quarters," Federer said. "Its always really exciting being so deep into a tournament and feeling you are closer to the finish line. "Ive played a lot of matches so things are exactly where I want them to be, but then again youre sort of only in the quarterfinals and thats when the tournament kind of really starts." Federers win set up an all-Swiss duel with Australian Open championn Stan Wawrinka, who beat Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (5), 7-6 (7), 6-3 to make it to the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time. Allen Bailey Jersey. Federer holds a 13-2 record against Wawrinka, though Wawrinka won their last encounter in the Monte Carlo final in April. In womens play, French Open runner-up Simona Halep breezed into the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan. The third-seeded Romanian needed just 57 minutes to beat the 72nd-ranked Diyas, who was playing at Wimbledon for the first time. Her next opponent will be 2013 finalist Sabine Lisicki of Germany, who overcame shoulder trouble to defeat Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in two hours. Halep is the second Romanian woman to reach the quarterfinals at the All England Club, joining Virginia Ruzici, who made it to the final eight in 1978 and 1981. Ruzici is now Haleps manager. Halep, who has reached the quarterfinals at all three Grand Slams this year, is the only player among the top four seeds left in the draw. No. 1 Serena Williams, No. 2 Li Na and No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska are all out. The 19th-seeded Lisicki took an injury timeout while facing break point at 1-1 in the second set and was treated by a trainer on her right shoulder. After returning to the court, Lisicki saved the break point and held serve, then broke in the next game for a 3-1 lead. She was broken by the 72nd-ranked Shvedova while serving for the match at 5-3, but broke again in the next game to close it out. An emotional Lisicki celebrated by falling to her knees at the baseline and resting her forehead on the grass. Both players piled up more unforced errors than winners. Lisicki had 33 errors and 29 winners, while Shvedova had 34 and 18. Cheap NFL Hoodies Camo China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
CHARLOTTE, N. Kellyn Acosta Jersey .C. - Defensive end Greg Hardys teammates want to see him back in a Carolina Panthers uniform next season.Hardy was convicted on two counts of domestic violence last July, but is appealing the decision. A jury trial date has not yet been established.Hardy was placed on the commissioners exempt list following the conviction and only played in one game for the Panthers in 2014. He still collected $13.1 million this season as Carolinas franchise player.He will become an unrestricted free agent in March.A guy of that calibre, we need him, Panthers cornerback Josh Norman said Sunday as players cleaned out their lockers a day after a season-ending 31-17 loss to Seattle in an NFC divisional playoff game.I mean, hands down I would welcome him back, and relish the chance to play with that guy again.Norman called Hardy, who had 15 sacks in 2013, a rock for the Panthers on defence.Hes that guy that takes us to a whole other level, Norman said.Norman said he doesnt condone domestic violence, but said at the end of the day the mans got to make a living. Hes got to work. Hes got a job to do.Defensive tackle Dwan Edwards also said he wants to see Hardy back in Carolina — even if his conviction isnt overturned.If he pays his dues and serves his time, then he serves his time, Edwards said.Norman said he spoke to Hardy on Sunday in the locker room and said the defensive end told him he wants to re-sign with Carolina.He even told me he will play for free, Norman said.Whether or not owner Jerry Richardson would consider re-signing Hardy remains to be seen. Richardson spoke out against domestic violence in an emotional speech after Hardy was placed on the commissioners exempt list last year.The Panthers (8-9-1) won their second straight NFC South title this season, but their season ended abruptly after a five-game win streak.It capped a bizarre season that included quarterback Cam Newton fracturing two bones in his back in an automobile wreck, coach Ron Riveras house catching fire and Hardys conviction.Things to watch this off-season from the Panthers:NEWTONS FUTURE: The biggest question for the Panthers entering the off-season is addressing Newtons long-term future. The Panthers picked up the fifth-year option on Newtons rookie deal earlier this season and are set to pay him $14.6 million in 2015. But the team has said it would like to sign Newton to a long-term contract extension. Newton is 30-31-1 as Carolinas starting quarterback in the regular season and 1-2 in the post-season.FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS: The Panthers found continuity on their offensive line the past seven games of the season with right tackle Mike Remmers and guards Trai Turner and Andrew Norwell seemingly cementing jobs in the future. However, the big question will be what they do at left tackle with Byron Bell, who is set to hit the free agent market. Bell is well liked by coaches, but the Panthers wont be able to overpay to keep him if they re-sign Newton.SECONDARY FIRST: Russell Wilson was 8 of 8 passing for 177 yards and three touchdowns on third downs against the Panthers on Saturday night. That says a little something about the Panthers nickel defence. Carolina hasnt invested much in its secondary, relying mostly on lower-round draft picks, undrafted players and low-cost aging veterans to fill those spots. The position is long overdue for an upgrade. The Panthers cut cornerbacks Antoine Cason and Charles Godfrey midseason and used Colin Jones, a backup safety and lifelong special teams player, as their nickel back. The Panthers have the 25th pick in the NFL draft and cornerback and offensive tackle are clear areas of need.ADDING OPTIONS ON OFFENSE: The Panthers need to add some offensive options around Newton in the passing game. Kelvin Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen both had 1,000-yard receiving seasons, but the team lacked a deep receiving threat.WILLIAMS FUTURE: The Panthers have long had too much money invested in their running back position. Theyre finally in a position where they could cut running back DeAngelo Williams, the teams career leading rusher, and not have to take a huge salary cap hit. 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Daniel Audette, Vincent Deslauriers and Jean-Christophe Laflamme scored for the Phoenix (17-37-7), who dropped their 11th game in a row. Rimouskis Oliver Tremblay made 17 saves for the win as Sherbrookes Maxime Lagace turned away 31-of-36 shots in defeat. The Oceanic went 0 for 6 on the power play while the Phoenix scored twice on six chances with the man advantage. --- DRAKKAR 5 TIGRES 4 (SO) VICTORIAVIILE, Que. -- Maxime St-Cyr scored the shootout winner and Philippe Cadorette made 42 saves as Baie-Comeau slipped past the Tigres to maintain top spot in the QMJHL standings. Alex Jon Banville, Denis Gorbunov, Jeremy Gregoire and Nicolas Leblond scored in regulation for the Drakkar (41-15-4). Angelo Miceli scored once and set up two more for Victoriaville (30-22-7) while Yan Pavel Laplante, Antoine Marcoux and Gabrielle Gagne had the others. Francois Tremblay turned aside 39-of-43 shots for the Tigres. --- VOLTIGEURS 3 ARMADA 1 BOISBRIAND, Que. -- William Carriere scored once and set up another as Drummondville slipped past the Armada. Olivier Caouette aand Matthew Boudens also scored for the Voltigeurs (35-20-3), who halted a three-game slide. Jermaine Jones Jersey. Drummondvilles Louis-Philip Guindon made 19 saves for the win. Blainville-Boisbriands (37-13-9) Marc-Olivier Roy broke Guindons shutout bid at 19:44 of the third period while Etienne Marcoux turned away 27-of-29 shots. --- HUSKIES 7 TITAN 0 ROUYN-NORANDA, Que. -- Francis Beauvillier scored twice and set up one more and Marcus Power had a goal and three assists as the Huskies blanked Acadie-Bathurst. Jean-Sebastien Dea had a goal and two assists for Rouyn-Noranda (33-21-5) while Guillaume Decelles made 18 saves for his first-career shutout. Victor Baldaev, Jason Fuchs and Jack Nevins also scored for the Huskies. Titan (18-36-6) netminder Jacob Brennan gave up five goals on 19 shots before giving way to Miguel Sullivan, who stopped 17-of-19 shots in 29 minutes of relief. --- FOREURS 11 WILDCATS 2 VAL-DOR, Que. -- Samuel Henley had four goals and an assist and Timotej Sille added a pair of goals as the Foreurs crushed Moncton for their eighth win in a row. Louick Marcotte, Julien Gauthier, Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Maxime Presseault and Anthony Beauregard each had a goal and an assist for Val-dOr (39-18-2) while Anthony Richard tacked on four assists. Jacob Sweeney and Mathieu Olivier scored for the Wildcats (30-28-3). Keven Bouchard made 18 saves for the Foreurs. Monctons Jason Rioux and Alex Dubeau combined to stop 42-of-53 shots. Cheap NFL Hoodies Camo China NFL JerseysWholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
TORONTO - Minnesota Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey has undergone elbow surgery and will be sidelined for at least two months. Mathieu Valbuena France Jersey . Pelfrey, who had Tommy John surgery on the same elbow in 2012, had scar tissue removed Tuesday to relieve pressure on a nerve. The problem had been causing tingling in his fingers since spring training and led to reduced velocity on his pitches. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews, who also operated on Pelfrey in 2012. A nine-year veteran who has also pitched for the New York Mets, Pelfrey is 0-3 with a 7.99 ERA in five starts this season. Pelfrey has been sidelined since May 2 with a strained left groin, and his velocity dropped even more while he was pitching at Triple-A on a rehab assignment. That led to tests, which revealed the nerve issue. Lucas Digne France Jersey . Louis Blues were workmanlike, methodical and -- most of all -- effective on Monday night. Olivier Giroud France Jersey . - The New York Rangers have momentum, a unified locker room and Henrik Lundqvist.Since its the start of the NHL Playoffs and the NBA Playoffs are up next we thought that the best way to start would be with a few hockey moments and a very famous basketball one as well. THE MICHAEL JORDAN FLU GAME First this famous basketball moment.  The story goes like this. “Game 5, known as "The Flu Game", was one of Michael Jordans most memorable. At 2 a.m on Tuesday morning, Jordan called his personal trainer to his hotel room, where he was lying in the fetal position and sweating profusely. He hardly had the strength to sit up in bed and was diagnosed with a stomach virus or food poisoning, likely caused by a pizza ordered the night before. The Bulls trainers told Jordan that there was no way he could play the next day. The Jazz had just won Games 3 & 4 to tie the series at 2 wins apiece, and a third consecutive win would give them the momentum. The Bulls needed their leader for this critical swing game, and despite his ailments, Jordan got out of bed at 5:50 p.m on Wednesday, just in time for the 7 oclock tip-off at the Delta Center.” Heres what it would have looked like if MJ took to Twitter: Heres a look at that Flu Game: PATRICK ROY VS JEREMY ROENICK Next up, the infamous war of words between Patrick Roy and Jeremy Roenick. Heres the set up, it was the 1996 Western Conference Semi Finals, Jeremy Roenick was hauled down on a breakaway late in the series and he got upset that a penalty was not called.  When asked about it Patrick Roy responded with "I would have saved it anyway”. &nbssp;Roenick didnt take Roys comment lightly. Yohan Cabaye France Jersey. In a separate interview, J.R. gave his response. "Id like to know where Patrick was in Game 3 (a game in which Roenick had scored on Patrick Roy on a similar breakaway)," he continued with "Probably up trying to get his jock out of the rafters." Patrick had the last laugh on and off the ice with one of the greatest quotes in hockey history: "I cannot really hear what Jeremy says because Ive got my two Stanley Cup rings plugging my ear,". Roy and the Avalanche won the series and then the Stanley Cup. Heres what it would have looked like if they guys had Twitter: Heres the video of the whole event: AL MICHAELS “DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES”Historic moments will always a part of sports, but rarely is a single event captured in a phrase, spoken just at the right moment. That is exactly what happened when Al Michaels exclaimed“Do you believe in miracles? Yes!”  during the  1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Michaels said those words (while along side Ken Dryden) with six seconds left on the clock in what is arguably the most dramatic game and most unbelievable upset in sports history. To this day it is regularly quoted and a movie was even made using a title from his call.Heres what it would have looked like if he Tweeted it: We hope you enjoyed those Tweets in sports history, please let us know if you have suggestions for future moments you would like to see “If They Tweeted” by tweeting us @BarDown Cheap NFL Hoodies Camo China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL JerseysWholesale Jerseys 2020 Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
GLEN FALLS, N. Derrick Favors Jersey .Y. - Bill Arnold scored 1:36 into overtime as the Adirondack Flames edged the Toronto Marlies 3-2 in American Hockey League action on Wednesday.Corban Knight tied the game for Adirondack (20-13-2) on a penalty shot late in the third period. Max Reinhart opened the scoring on the power play for the Calgary Flames affiliate.Spencer Abbott and Brad Ross replied back for Toronto (13-15-5), the Maple Leafs farm club.Joni Ortio turned aside 22 shots for Adirondack while Christopher Gibson took the loss after facing three shots in extra time. Garret Sparks made 35 saves for the Marlies through 60 minutes.The Flames scored once on six power-play chances while Toronto went 0 for 3 with the man advantage. Tony Bradley Jersey . Chelsea took until the second half to trouble the leagues bottom team, but Schuerrle then ripped through the defence with ease at Craven Cottage to keep Jose Mourinhos side on track for the title. Joe Johnson Jersey . He spent the rest of the game making up for lost playing time. Green scored a career-high 36 points, including eight in overtime, and the Phoenix Suns beat Denver 112-107 on Tuesday night to hand the Nuggets their fifth consecutive loss. TORONTO -- It was such a bad first period, the Toronto Maple Leafs figured they couldnt duplicate the disaster. They were right in that they responded to coach Randy Carlyles goaltending switch to erase a two-goal deficit. Ultimately Toronto lost 5-4 in a shootout to the Detroit Red Wings in a preview of the Winter Classic, but it was the battling back to get a point that had them feeling slightly more upbeat than usual after a defeat. "Well take the point," captain Dion Phaneuf said. "Coming back, I feel that was a big step for our team to come back against a team that doesnt really give up a whole lot. We did a lot of really good things tonight." The good things for the Leafs (18-16-4) came in the second and third periods when they got goals from Phaneuf and Joffrey Lupul to tie the score and then one from the much-maligned David Clarkson to take the lead. That was a complete reversal from the first period, when they squandered the opening goal from defenceman Cody Franson and gave up three goals in 9 minutes 11 seconds to Pavel Datsyuk, Joakim Andersson and Tomas Jurco. "We score the first goal and then we basically stood around for the rest of the period and watched them do their thing," Carlyle said. "They out-competed us badly in the first period." Starting goaltender James Reimer gave up those three goals on 12 first-period shots. He got the hook in favour of Jonathan Bernier at the first intermission, after Carlyle noticed rebounds bouncing away from Reimer and wasnt happy with Anderssons goal going off his stick and in and Jurco shooting the puck through him. Reimer was understandably unhappy with Carlyles decision, which he respected, and also with his performance. "Definitely not what we had in mind, what I had in mind," said Reimer, who was making a third straight start for the first time this season. "They just scored a couple too many goals. Obviously the second one, that cant go in. It was obviously my fault, a hundred per cent. And the third one, they made a nice play, but I think thats one that I can get done on some days, too." The Leafs looked like a completely different team in the second period in front of Bernier. Carlyle was pleased at how his players got pucks deep, cycled, drew penalties and managed to draw even in the game by scoring twice on former Toronto goaltender Jonas Gustavsson, who wound up giving up four goals on 23 shots. "I dont think I had my best game tonight, at least we were able to step up there and get the win," Gustavsson said. Phaneuf said he and his teammates talked about having a better effort in the second period. That showed, and when Clarkson scored 8:32 into the third period Carlyle hoped that kind of "dirty" goal would be able to carry the Leafs. Instead, the Red Wings (17-12-9) were able to tie it on a goal by Tomas Tatar at 13:44 when Niklas Kronwall won a blue-line puck battle against Phil Kessel. "We made a mistake and we couldnt get a puck out along the wall, guy got in behind us, a rebound and then we lost in a shootout," Carlyle said in summing up the Leafs sixth loss in their past seven games. "I think that the way that game developed in the evening, I think we were fortunate to get a point. John Stockton Jersey. " The Red Wings felt fortunate to win in the shootout on goals by Datsyuk and former Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson. It was their first victory that way this season after losing their first six shootouts. "It was a mental block for us, shootouts, and to win this one tonight hopefully we can put that behind us and start winning a few," said Alfredsson, who scored the winner. "Winning in overtime last game and now winning in a shootout tonight lessens the grip on the stick next time around." Mike Babcock, coach of the Red Wings and Team Canada, pointed out that he doesnt get so hung up on the shootout performance. But hell take the points from this one, Detroits second straight victory following a six-game losing streak. "I think were a pretty even-keeled group," Babcock said. "We just keep on keeping on. Were going to be fine here in the end. Weve got to get players back and then well start playing with some speed and confidence and tempo and everything." The Red Wings were playing without injured captain Henrik Zetterberg (back), goaltender Jimmy Howard (knee), centre Stephen Weiss (sports hernia) and forwards Gustav Nyquist (groin), Johan Franzen (concussion) and Justin Abdelkader (concussion). They got defenceman Danny DeKeyser back after missing 15 games with a shoulder injury. Carlyle saw similarities between the two teams because the Leafs are still without centres Tyler Bozak (oblique) and Dave Bolland (severed tendon in ankle). But the rest of the team is in tact, and players have been quick to brush injuries off as an excuse. The problem Saturday night wasnt lacking players as much as it was another poor start after Fransons goal 7:15 in. "I didnt think we were ready and we came out a little bit sloppy," said Clarkson, whose go-ahead goal was just his third of the season. "When you allow a team with that much skill and talent to get ahead of you, its hard to battle back, but I think we showed something tonight by battling back. Weve got to be ready from the drop of the puck, be ready to play the way we know we can, the way we did in the second and third." The Leafs play for the final 40 minutes of regulation represented the biggest positive of the night, which was a chance for the teams to feel each other out before meeting in the Winter Classic Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. That game is too far from now for either Toronto or Detroit to focus on. The Leafs concern was about their good and bad effort that led to this shootout loss. "It takes a toll on you trying to dig out of a two-goal hole like that," said Lupul, who had a goal and an assist. "If we take one thing from the game, its probably get off to a little better start." NOTES -- Kessel was held without a goal for the eighth time in 10 games since Bozak went out with his oblique injury. The star winger has two goals and five assists in that time. Defencemen Mark Fraser and Paul Ranger and forward Frazer McLaren were healthy scratches for the Leafs for the second straight game. Cheap NFL Hoodies Camo China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
MIAMI -- Each of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments where a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise spark. Dee Ford Jersey . James Jones got his turn Sunday. And the lift he brought, combined with the expected playoff showings from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, have the Heat off and running in these playoffs. James scored 27 points, Wade added 23 and the Heat rode two big runs -- one late in the first half, the other down the stretch -- to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Miami trailed for much of the first half, but rallied and has now topped Charlotte 17 straight times. "We were flat to start," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "I think our guys were just anxious." Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Wednesday. Al Jefferson will be getting plenty of treatment until then. Kemba Walker scored 20 points for the Bobcats, who started fast behind Jefferson -- who was diagnosed with a strained left plantar fascia after a misstep in the first quarter, and got a pair of injections just to continue playing. "We did some really good things today," Walker said. "We just have to keep executing throughout the game. We cant get rattled." Jefferson still finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds -- yet in what cant be a real exciting sign for Charlotte, he left the arena in a walking boot. "Just got to suck it up, man," said Jefferson, who confessed that hes no fan of needles but insisted he doesnt plan on sitting out. Gary Neal scored 17 and Josh McRoberts added 15 for Charlotte, which shot only 12 free throws compared to 26 by Miami, and allowed the Heat to turn their 15 turnovers into 20 points. "If were going to have 15 turnovers, were not going to win," Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said. Miami sealed it with an 18-4 run in the fourth, all but three of those points coming with James getting a rest. Luke Ridnour made a high-arcing baseline jumper over Ray Allen with 10:29 left to get Charlotte within 74-69. Thats when James got a breather. He returned to breathing room. Chris Andersen had a tip-in for a 12-point lead, Wade -- who shot 10 for 16 -- made a 3-pointer as the shot clock was winding down with 6:50 left to make it 85-70, and another score by Andersen pushed the margin to 17. With that, Game 1 was secure. "That group that was in once I took that break at the 10-minute mark in the fourth quarter, they just bumped the lead," James said. "Obviously, to have three Hall of Famers in the game when Im out of the game, CB, D-Wade and Ray ... that was big-time." So was Jones. He didnt play in the first half of any playoff game last season and was out of the rotation much of this year. But when he checked in with 4:19 left in the half Sunday, Miami led 35-34. "Hell of a spark," Wade said. Before long, it was 47-36, Jones scoring four of those late as Miami was wrapping up a 19-2 run. He added five more in the third, and his 3-pointer with 10:08 left kickstarted what became the game-deciding spurt down the stretch. "When youre dressed, youre expected to perform," Jones said. Two years ago, it was Mike Miller giving a lift to the Heat in that off-the-bench role. Last year, it was Miller and Shane Battier sharing those honours. Miller is in Memphis now, Battier is out of the rotation, and that means a door may be opening for Jones. "Hes going to be a very, very key ingredient to our success," James said. Charlotte had four players making their first playoff starts. It was also the first national-television appearance this season for the Bobcats, who seemed anything but overwhelmed by the moment. Walker made a 3-pointer to beat the first-half buzzer, drawing Charlotte within 49-42. That started an 11-0 run by the Bobcats, who scored the first eight of the third quarter to reclaim a one-point lead. And the third stayed close, neither team leading by more than three for the majority of the third. But the Heat closed strong behind Jones and James, who made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left for a 72-65 Miami lead entering the fourth. NOTES: With his final point, James passed Larry Bird for No. 8 on the leagues all-time playoff scoring list. ... Miami is 61-8 over the last three seasons when making at least 10 3-pointers. ... Charlotte was returning home after the game, taking advantage of the long break before Game 2. Albert Wilson Jersey . New York secured second place in the Metropolitan Division when the Philadelphia Flyers lost at Tampa Bay later Thursday. The Rangers will face either the Flyers or Columbus in the opening round of the post-season. The Rangers struggled throughout against the lowly Sabres and goalie Matt Hackett, who played in just his seventh NHL game of the season. Patrick Mahomes II Jersey . -- Brandon Hope stopped 46 shots and Kurtis MacDermid scored with 27 seconds remaining in overtime as the Owen Sound Attack edged the visiting Kingston Frontenacs 5-4 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action.Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms with pitchers Javy Guerra, Nate Jones and Hector Noesi on one-year contracts for the 2015 season. Noesi agreed to a $1.95 million contract. The right-hander was a combined 8-12 with a 4.75 ERA in 33 games (27 starts) with the White Sox, Rangers and Mariners in 2014. The 28-year-old Noesi is 12-27 with a 5.16 ERA in 97 career games (48 starts) with the Yankees (2011), Seattle (2012-14), TTexas (2014) and the White Sox (2014). Zach Fulton Jersey. Guerra, 29, went 2-4 with a 2.91 ERA in 42 appearances last season, his first with the White Sox. He agreed to a $937,500 contract. Jones, who pitched in only two games with the White Sox last season because of hip and elbow injuries, will receive $660,000. The signings leave catcher Tyler Flowers and right-handed pitcher Jeff Samardzija as Chicagos only two remaining arbitration eligible players. Cheap NFL Hoodies Camo China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
PORTLAND, Ore. Valtteri Filppula Jersey . -- LaMarcus Aldridge knew when it was his time. The two-time All-Star went on a personal nine-point rally to pull Portland ahead for good and the Trail Blazers closed out the Cleveland Cavaliers with a 12-0 run for a 108-96 victory on Wednesday night. Aldridge finished with 32 points and 18 rebounds for his 22nd double-double of the season. The 6-foot-11 forward also made his first 3-pointer. "I had missed so many shots early and I looked up and it was two minutes left and I told Will Barton, Its my time. I stepped up and just made shots down the stretch," he said. Damian Lillard added 28 points for the Blazers (29-9), who won their third straight and sit behind only San Antonio in the Western Conference. Newly acquired forward Luol Deng had 25 points for the Cavaliers, who were playing the second of a back-to-back after a victory over the Lakers on Tuesday night. Kyrie Irving added 21 points. Dion Waiters 3-pointer gave the Cavs a 94-93 lead with 3:44 to go. Aldridge made his first 3-pointer of the season to give Portland back the lead, but Anderson Varejaos tip tied it at 96. Aldridge answered with pair of free throws, a 19-foot jumper and a layup that made it 102-96. "He knew it was winning time and I just felt like you could see him with the determination of making a play at the rim," coach Terry Stotts said. The Blazers added consecutive 3-pointers from Wesley Matthews and Lillard for the final margin. Deng, acquired in a trade with the Chicago Bulls last week in exchange for Andrew Bynum and draft picks, continues to fit in nicely with the Cavaliers. He had 27 points, matching his season high, in Clevelands 120-118 victory in Los Angeles on Tuesday. It was the Cavaliers fourth win on the road this season. Irving went into the game averaging 21.4 points, identical to Lillard, last seasons NBA Rookie of the Year. When the Blazers visited Cleveland on Dec. 17, Lillard sank a long 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Blazers came away with a 119-116 victory. Lillard finished with 36 points, Irving had 25. It looked at first like this game might come down to which of the talented point guards would have a better night. In the end, however, Aldridge made the difference -- prompting fans to once again shower him with "M-V-P!" chants. The Blazers are 19-3 when he has a double-double. The 3-pointer was Aldridges first after six unsuccessful attempts this season. "He said he was going to shoot a 3 every game now," Matthews joked. Aldridge was relatively quiet in the first half, hitting just five of 13 shots from the floor for 13 points and six rebounds. Waiters hit consecutive baskets and Tyler Zeller added a layup to give the Cavs a 38-30 lead in the second quarter. Portland tied it at 46 on Lillards consecutive 3-pointers. The Blazers pulled in front 49-48 on another 3 from Lillard and Portland led 54-50 at the break. Irvings long jumper gave the Cavaliers a 65-63 lead in the third quarter while the Blazers struggled to find a basket. Dengs fast-break layup pushed Clevelands lead to 73-69. But Aldridge hit a turnaround jumper at the buzzer that gave the Blazers a 77-75 lead going into the fourth quarter. Portland clung to the lead until Waiters pull-up jumper tied it at 88 with 6:18 left. "Youve got to give LaMarcus Aldridge credit," said Cavaliers coach Mike Brown. "He hit some tough shots down the stretch. They came up with a couple of tough rebounds for kick-out 3s. It kind of discombobulated us a little bit when they scored. We missed some shots and that was the ballgame." Notes: The Blazers now embark on a tough four-game road trip that will take them to San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and Oklahoma City. ... It was the second time this season that Lillard has had 20 points in the first half. ... After the game several Cavaliers players returned to the Moda Center court for what appeared to be an impromptu practice. Several fans also stayed behind to shoot free throws and 3-pointers on the other end of the court. Anthony Stolarz Jersey . The fourth-year guard from Carleton University kicked off his varsity career with rookie of the year honours in 2011, before racking up three straight Mike Moser Memorial Trophies for outstanding player. Kimmo Timonen Jersey . The (14-15-5) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 33 points.  They trail sixth place Nashville and fifth place Dallas by two points.SUNRISE, Fla. -- Ales Hemsky scored the only goal in a shootout in the Dallas Stars 4-3 exhibition victory over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night. Hemsky beat Michael Houser with a deke to the backhand in the top half of the fourth round. Jussi Rynnas stopped all four Florida shooters in the tiebreaker, securing the victory with a save against Dave Bolland.. Dale Weise Jersey. Dallas Alex Goligoski tied it at 3 midway through the third period, and Patrick Eaves and Kevin Connauton also scored for the Stars. Dallas opened the preseason Monday night with a 4-3 victory over St. Louis. Shane OBrien, Bolland and Brandon Pirri scored for the Panthers in their first game under new head coach Gerard Gallant.Cheap NFL Hoodies Camo China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
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