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Its spring - and with the new season its time to break out the bleu, blanc et rouge and the black and gold. Alex Smith Redskins Jersey . For the 34th time, the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins meet in postseason play as the age-old rivals face off tonight in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference second round series at TD Garden. You can listen to the game live on TSN Radio 690 in Montreal or on TSN.ca/Montreal. While Montreal has won 24 series between both clubs, the Bruins have won seven of the last 11, including the last two. "I knew that part of playing for the Montreal Canadiens is there were rivalries and a lot of history," said Montreal blueliner P.K. Subban this week. "At the end of the day, well probably talk about it for the next three or four days but once the puck drops, it doesnt matter what rivalry or history there is. "Its just a matter of winning. Then, after the game, well talk abut history and whatever." It wont be the first Bruins-Canadiens series for Montreal coach Michel Therrien. During his first stint with the Canadiens, he won a first-round series in six games over Boston in 2002 before losing in the next round to Carolina. "I was a lot younger at the time and had more hair," said Therrien. "But (Bruins coach) Claude (Julien) has a lot of experience too. "Its a challenge for both teams." The Canadiens had nine days off after their 4-0 series sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning, practice with nearly the same line combinations as they had in Round 1. Theres one change that could be in place for Game 1 with Travis Moen instead of Michel Bournival on the fourth line with Daniel Briere and Dale Weise.  Bruins winger Brad Marchand was not on the ice for Thursdays morning skate. In his place was Daniel Paille, who missed the first round of the playoffs after suffering a head injury. Bruins coach Claude Julien wouldnt comment on Marchands status other than to say that he "took his option." Thursdays morning skate was optional. Carey Price starts in net for Montreal against Vezina Trophy nominee Tuukka Rask. The regular season wasnt much of a struggle for Rasks Bruins and neither was their first-round matchup against the Detroit Red Wings with a 4-1 series win. And a showdown with the Habs has had special meaning for Boston head coach Claude Julien, who was hired by the Bruins after being let go by the Canadiens (save for a shorter stint with the New Jersey Devils). Tonight will mark the fourth time the two teams have squared off in the playoffs since Julien took over behind the bench. "I hated Boston when I was in Montreal, and now I hate Montreal because Im in Boston," Juilen said after practice on Tuesday. "Its a good rivalry. I think it always has been a good rivalry. Its a lot of fun and I think the players get up for these games. As a coach, you dont have to do much of a pep talk when it comes to playing each other. Its more about controlled emotions. The rivalry is what it is, but that your game still remains a game thats under control. I think thats going to be the big challenge for everyone in this series." DaRon Payne Jersey .  City has reached new heights under manager Manuel Pellegrini as they transition from big spending/immediate impact to perennial contender.  Yaya Toures seeming discontent Tuesday may complicate that, as does the little issue of Financial Fair Play. Kevin Hogan Jersey . Marek Hamsik, who had earlier missed a penalty, headed Napoli in front in the 23rd minute and Pandev added a second goal five minutes from halftime. Alessandro Matri got Juventus back into the game just after the break but Pandev was on hand to score again in the 68th.VAL-DOR, Que. -- Sebastien Auger stopped 53 shots for his second shutout of the season as the Saint John Sea Dogs blanked the host Val-dOr Foreurs 2-0 on Friday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Auger made 29 saves through 40 minutes of action, but was at his best in the third period as his club was outshot 24-1. Mathieu Joseph opened the scoring for the Sea Dogs (16-30-4) with a power-play goal at 10:22 of the second period while Oliver Coopers insurance goal was into an empty net at 19:39 of the third. Guillaume Gelinas and Nicolas Aube-Kubel led the Foreurs (31-18-2) with seven shots apiece on Auger. Val-dOrs Antoine Bibeau kicked out 19-of-20 shots in a losing cause. --- TIGRES 6 ISLANDERS 2 CHARLOTTETOWN -- Jean-Francois Plante scored twice and set up one more and Francois Tremblay made 30 saves as Victoriaville downed the Islanders for its eighth win in a row. Angelo Miceli, Mark Tremaine, Philippe Hudon and Jan Mandat also scored for the Tigres (25-19-6) while Carl Marois and Cameron Yarwood each had two assists. Troy Vance and Spenser Cobbold scored for Charlottetown (17-30-5), which is on an eight-game skid. Eric Brassard turned away 46-of-52 shots in a losing cause for the Islanders. --- SAGUENEENS 4 PHOENIX 3 (OT) CHICOUTIMI, Que. -- Simon Tremblay scored twice, including the winner 3:30 into overtime, as the Sagueneens edged Sherbrooke to snap a three-game slide. Dominic Beauchemenin had two goals and an assist for Chicoutimi (25-25-1) while Laurent Dauphin added three assists. The Phoenix (15-29-7) got goals from Julien Bahl, Matej Beran and Kevin Domingue. Domeninc Graham made 23 saves for the Sagueneens as Sherbrookes Gabriel Parent stopped 34-of-38 shots in defeat. --- ARMADA 6 REMPARTS 4 QUEBEC CITY -- Ryan Tesink scored twice and Philippe Sanchee tacked on three assists as Blainville-Boisbriand halted Quebecs seven-game win streak. Pernell McPhee Jersey. Emil Aronsson, Marc-Olivier Roy, Danick Martel and Marcus Hinds also scored for the Armada (31-10-9), who went 3 for 4 on the power play. Anthony Duclair had a goal and two assists for the Remparts (30-13-8), who went 2 for 5 with the man advantage, while Tyler Brown, Adam Chapman and Nick Sorensen each scored once. Blainville-Boisbrainds Samuel Montembeault made 29 saves for the win. Francois Brassard started in net for Quebec and allowed five goals on 22 shots through 40 minutes of action. Callum Booth started the third period for the Remparts and stopped 4-of-5 shots in relief. --- VOLTIGEURS 6 OLYMPIQUES 5 (SO) DRUMMONDVILLE, Que.-- Frederick Gaudreau scored the winner in the seventh round of the shootout as the Voltigeurs toppled Gatineau. Ryan Culkin scored once and set up two more for Drummondville (32-16-3) and Nikolas Brouillard, Olivier Caouette, Matthew Boudens and Alexandre-Grande-Maison had the others. Alexandre Chenier-Allard had a pair of goals for the Olympiques (30-17-4) while Taylor Burke, Jake Coughler and Simon Tardif-Richard each scored once. Louis-Philip Guindon made 16 saves for the Voltigeurs as Gatineaus Robert Steeves stopped 23 shots in defeat. --- MOOSEHEADS 4 CATARACTES 3 SHAWINIGAN, Que. -- Jonathan Drouin had two goals and an assist as Halifax slipped past the Cataractes. Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal and an assist for the Mooseheads (34-17-1) and Brent Andrews scored what turned into the game winner. Alex Filatrault, Alexis DAoust and Nicholas Welsh scored for Shawinigan (13-31-7) and Brandon Gignac helped out with two assists. Halifaxs Kevin Darveau made 23 saves for the win as Marvin Cupper stopped 31-of-34 shots for the Cataractes. Cheap Jerseys 2019 Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 ' ' '
CHICAGO -- Hector Noesi thinks he is a better pitcher than he was when he struggled at the start of the season. Denzel Ward Jersey . One of his former teams got a closer look at his improvement on Sunday. Noesi pitched five-hit ball into the seventh inning for his first win in a month, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 1-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. "Hes a tough kid," Chicago manager Robin Ventura said. "I mean, hes confident and he knows what he can do. Sometimes you get an opportunity and you run with it, and I think thats what hes done." Noesi (3-6) struck out five and walked two in 6 2-3 innings, bouncing back from a shaky outing against the Los Angeles Angels. The right-hander pitched for Seattle for parts of three seasons before he was traded to Texas after two April relief appearances. Noesi pitched in three games for the Rangers before he was let go again. Chicago claimed him off waivers April 25, and the crisp performance against the Mariners made him 3-5 with a 4.13 ERA in 14 games with the White Sox. "Yeah, it did cross my mind," Noesi said of pitching against Seattle, "but if I put it in my mind I would get lost trying to do too much." Chicago finished with just two hits after it had four in Saturdays 3-2 loss in 14 innings. But Conor Gillaspie scored on a wild pitch in the first and Noesi combined with two relievers on a five-hitter. Eric Surkamp got Robinson Cano to fly out with the bases loaded for the final out of the seventh, and Jake Petricka pitched two innings for his third save in four chances. The solid relief work came one day after the White Sox blew a 2-0 lead in the ninth inning. "We didnt swing the bats extremely well," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said. "Balls we did hit hard they made great plays on. Thats the way it goes. Thats baseball." Seattle right-hander Taijuan Walker (1-1) lasted just four innings in his second start of the season. The 21-year-old Walker, one of baseballs top pitching prospects, struggled with his control in his first loss in five major league appearances. The White Sox took advantage of Walkers wildness to grab the lead in the first. Gillaspie walked with two outs, advanced to third on Jose Abreus single and scored when Walker threw his first of two wild pitches on ball four to Adam Dunn. Walker then got Alexei Ramirez to bounce into a fielders choice, ending the threat. The White Sox left a runner in scoring position in each of the first five innings. Walker allowed two hits and struck out three while throwing 83 pitches on a humid day. He tossed six innings in a 10-4 victory at Houston last Monday in his season debut. "Command of my fastball wasnt there," Walker said. "Definitely going to go back and watch video and figure out whats going on with that." Dustin Ackley and Brad Miller had two hits apiece for the Mariners, who had won five of six. Gillaspie also walked in the third before he left with a bruised right knee after he was hit by a pitch from Dominic Leone in the fifth inning. Gillaspie took a few shaky steps toward first before he was replaced by pinch-runner Leury Garcia. "It sounded bad and he seemed like he couldnt do anything, so we had to take him out," Ventura said. Second base umpire Dana DeMuth also departed in the fifth with a strained hamstring after colliding with White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham. The game continued with three umpires. NOTES: It was Noesis first win since June 9 against Detroit. ... Petricka has a string of eight consecutive scoreless appearances covering 11 innings, lowering his ERA to 1.85. "His progression and his rise through the bullpens been pretty impressive," Ventura said. ... Seattle returns home to face Minnesota in the opener of a four-game series Monday night. Mariners RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (6-4, 3.33 ERA) and Twins RHP Kevin Correia (4-10, 4.95) are slated to pitch the first game. ... The White Sox begin a four-game set at Boston on Monday night. RHP Scott Carroll (2-5, 5.05 ERA) takes on Red Sox RHP Clay Buchholz (3-4, 6.22) in the series opener. Ricardo Louis Jersey . -- Caris LeVert had 14 points and a career-high 11 rebounds for his first career double-double, and No. Custom Cleveland Browns Jerseys . - Novak Djokovic beat John Isner 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-1 on Saturday to reach the final of the BNP Paribas Open, where hell resume his longtime rivalry with Roger Federer.SAN DIEGO -- Padres manager Bud Black had talked to Tyson Ross once or twice that it was getting to be time that the lanky right-hander threw his first career shutout. In his 55th career start, Ross got it, in dominating fashion. Ross threw a three-hitter for his first career shutout, struck out nine and walked none to help San Diego beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 Wednesday for its first series sweep since September. Ross got all the support he needed when Rene Rivera hit a three-run single off big league ERA leader Johnny Cueto in the first inning. "Its special," said the 27-year-old Ross, whos in his second season with San Diego. "Its the first time Ive been able to finish. A couple of games Ive gone eight innings and kind of ran out of gas but tonight I had enough in the tank and was able to finish." Ross (7-8) was dominating. He retired the first 11 batters before Todd Frazier singled to left. Frazier had two of the Reds three hits. Only Reds batter reached second, when Brayan Pena doubled with one out in the eighth. Ross then retired the side. "I think that he really smelled the finish line, which was good," Black said. "Hes been close a couple of times. He was there today. We talked just briefly after the eighth inning. There was no doubt in my mind he was going to go back out there and put up a zero. "Its a tremendous feather in his cap," said Black, a lefty who had 12 shutouts in 296 career big league starts. "You do it once, you can do it many more times. Good for him." Ross said getting the complete game was due to "being efficient early. I had a lot of ground balls, a lot of outs in the first three pitches to hitters. I kept the pitch count low early and that allowed me to finish it off later." Frazier said Ross "had a pretty good slider. I think thats his best pitch. He kept most of us off-balance. We hit the ball hard sometimes. A couple of guys squared some up. To me, he just made a couple of mistakes. A good pitcher, when he makes mistakes, you have to take care of the business." The Reds lost the last three games on 10-game trip after winning six of seven, including a four-game sweep of the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants before coming to San Diego. &"A frustrating team in general in that we came in playing really well and come out of it losing three straight," manager Bryan Price said. Carlos Hyde Jersey. . "We had a chance to make up some ground on Milwaukee and St. Louis and we werent able to take advantage of it." The Padres beat the Reds 1-0 Monday despite getting one hit, and then had a season-high 16 hits in an 8-2 victory Tuesday night. The Padres, who tied their season high with their fourth straight win, hadnt swept a series since Sept. 6-8 against Colorado. With the bases loaded and two outs in the first, Rivera hit a blooper to the gap that hit off the heel of the glove of diving centre fielder Billy Hamilton and rolled away to give San Diego a 3-0 lead. San Diego appeared to take a 4-0 lead on Seth Smiths two-out double in the fourth, but the Reds appealed that Irving Falu missed third base. The umpires agreed, calling Falu out to end the inning. San Diego manager Bud Black argued, but the call was upheld on appeal. Ross had received only one run of support in his previous five starts, and he knocked in that run in his last start, a 2-1 loss to Arizona. Ross was 0-4 in his last five starts. Cueto (8-6) came in with the best ERA in the majors, 1.88. It rose to 1.99. He allowed three runs and seven hits in seven innings, struck out eight and walked three. NOTES: The Reds were swept for the first time since April 25-27. ... The Padres placed SS Everth Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring, retroactive to Tuesday, and selected INF Brooks Conrad from Triple-A El Paso. Conrad is from San Diego. ... To make room on the 40-man roster, LHP Troy Patton was transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL. ... Padres OF Seth Smith signed a $13 million, two-year contract extension that runs through 2016, with a team option for 2017. ... The Padres are off Thursday before opening a three-game series against San Francisco on Friday, when LHP Eric Stults (2-11, 5.36) is scheduled to oppose RHP Matt Cain (1-6, 4.38). ... The Reds are off Thursday before opening a three-game home series against Milwaukee on Friday, when RHP Alfredo Simon (10-3, 2.81) is scheduled to start against RHP Kyle Lohse (9-2, 3.08). Cheap Jerseys 2019 Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 ' ' '
NEW YORK -- Deron Williams confidence is sky high and hes taking the Brooklyn Nets along for the ride. Jake Lamb Diamondbacks Jersey . With the Nets winning streak in jeopardy, Williams scored 23 points, 11 in the final six minutes, to lead Brooklyn to a 104-99 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night. The Nets were trailing 85-82 midway through the fourth quarter following Josh McRoberts dunk and free throw. Thats when Williams took over. He hit a driving layup with 6:00 left, then a 3-pointer on the next possession. He followed that with a steal and two free throws to give the Nets an 89-85 lead with 5:22 remaining. The home team never trailed again in registering its 10th straight win at the Barclays Center. "My confidence is getting back. Thats a good thing for me," said Williams, who also had eight assists. "I tend to play well when my confidence is high. I just have to keep it there." Joe Johnson had 20 points for the Nets. Shaun Livingston finished with 17 and Andray Blatche had 13. Thornton and Mason Plumlee each had 11. "He (Williams) has been clutch the last month or so," Plumlee said. "Hes made a lot of big plays in some of these wins. He has more bounce to his step." Al Jefferson led Charlotte with 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Gary Neal added 17 points. After Williams streak put the Nets ahead, the Bobcats managed to pull within 97-95 on Neals 3-pointer with 1:33 left. After Paul Pierce hit a free throw with 1:18 remaining, Kemba Walker missed on a 3-point attempt and Williams followed with a foul line jumper with 37 seconds left to give the Nets a 100-95 lead. "Deron took control of the game and made plays on both ends," coach Jason Kidd said. "Hes making all the right basketball plays and not settling." After Shaun Livingston hit a free throw with 21 seconds, Neal hit another 3-pointer to bring the Bobcats to within 101-98 with 17 seconds left. Then Williams hit two more free throws with 16 seconds remaining to help clinch the win. "I took what the defence game me," Williams said. "They made their run and we needed to make one back. I just happened to be a big part of that, but it could have been any of us." The Nets took their biggest lead of the game at 38-25 on Marcus Thorntons 3-pointer with 8:19 left in the first half. The Bobcats began the game on a 6-0 run, their largest lead of the night. The Nets finished the game with only seven turnovers, tied for their lowest this season. The Bobcats committed 15, five in the fourth quarter. "Turnovers were the biggest difference in the game," Charlotte coach Steve Clifford said. "We had a couple of unforced ones late that were at key times." Chris Douglas-Roberts and Gerald Henderson scored 13 points each for the Bobcats. Cody Zeller had 10. "Thats the Deron were used to seeing," Blatche said. "His confidence is high. Hes playing great and carrying this team." NOTES: The Nets havent lost at home since Jan. 31 against Oklahoma City . Brooklyns home winning streak is longest current streak in the NBA and is the franchises longest since the New Jersey Nets won 12 straight Dec. 16, 2005-Feb. 8, 2006 . Brooklyn has beaten Charlotte nine of the last 10 meetings, with the Bobcats only victory during that span coming on Nov. 20, 2013. Before that, Charlotte hadnt won in the series since April 11, 2011. Luis Gonzalez Diamondbacks Jersey . Next week, hell try to add to the list. A Stanley Cup champion as a rookie, Seguin followed that up by becoming the youngest player to lead the Boston Bruins in scoring. A. J. Pollock Diamondbacks Jersey . - Steve Stricker usually doesnt show up at a tournament on Sunday.OAKLAND, Calif. -- Scott Kazmir will have to wait at least one more day to make his debut for the Oakland Athletics and pitch against his former team. Its not exactly the kind of doubleheader he had planned. The game between the As and Cleveland Indians was postponed because of rain Tuesday night. It was the first rainout in Oakland since May 5, 1998. "I think Kaz brought all the rain with him. You can blame it on him," said right-hander Corey Kluber, the Indians scheduled starter. The game will be made up in a day-night doubleheader Wednesday. The first game is scheduled to start at 12:35 p.m. PDT and the second game at 6 p.m. PDT. Kazmir and Kluber will start the opener. Zach McAllister will take the mound for the Indians in the second game, while As manager Bob Melvin said his starter is "to be announced." Jesse Chavez had been scheduled to start for the As Wednesday, but Melvin said he will likely push him back until Thursday -- and move the rest of his rotation back one day. Teams are allowed to add a 26th man to the 25-man roster for day-night doubleheaders, so Oakland could call-up a pitcher from Triple-A Sacramento to make the start. Cleveland beat the As 2-0 in Monday nights season opener, which was played between rain storms that have soaked the San Francisco Bay Area this week. The Indians have Thursday off before hosting Minnesota in its home opener Friday in Cleveland, and the As open a four-game series against Seattle on Thursday in Oakland. The forecast for Wednesday was for a high of 61 degrees and a 10 per cent chance of rain. "I kind of like day games," Kazmir said. "Just throughout my career, I dont know, I just like it -- get up in the morning and go right to it." The 19th rainout in Oakland history, including the post-season, covered the Coliseum with so much water so early that officials postponed the game about 90 minutes before the scheduled first pitch. A couple dozen grounds crew workers carried large brooms to sweep water off the tarp all afternoon. Some Indians pplayers briefly came out to right field to go through some warm-ups during a brief break in the rain -- then quickly scrambled back to the clubhouse when another band of rain began falling. Chris Owings Diamondbacks Jersey. With no fans inside the spacious Coliseum, Kazmir played catch for about 15 minutes in a covered section of the upper-deck concourse near the concessions after officials postponed the game. "I was ready to pitch today. You cant let your guard down. I was ready to go." Kazmir said. "What can you do? Be ready to go early, thats all you can do." Kazmir has waited all winter to make his As debut. He signed a two-year, $22 million contract with Oakland as a free agent after spending last year with Cleveland. He went 10-9 for the Indians last season on a one-year, $1 million contract. Kazmir struck out 162 in 158 innings and had a 4.04 ERA over 29 starts, rediscovering his groove and the zip on his fastball. Indians manager Terry Francona saw Kazmirs renaissance firsthand. While Kazmir knows the tendencies of Clevelands hitters, Francona said the Indians also know what Kazmir wants to do as well. "I dont think anybody really has the advantage," Francona said. "The pitcher holds the ball, so the first advantage always goes to him. But what we do with it is up to us. Hes good. We think hes pretty good. But our job is to beat him now." NOTES: Francona said he moved switch-hitting SS Asdrubal Cabrera into the leadoff spot Tuesday because he wanted to keep everybody in their normal spot in the order while Michael Bourn is out with a strained left hamstring. Lefty Nyjer Morgan started Mondays opener, but with the left-handed Kazmir on the mound, Francona opted to go with Cabrera. ... Melvin said As starter Sonny Grays right ankle is fine after a comebacker from Cabrera hit off the pitchers right ankle Monday night. ... 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Javier Hernandez and Oribe Peralta scored to send Mexico into the Copa America quarter-finals after a 2-0 win over Jamaica in Pasadena. Michael Bradley Jersey . Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was also key for El Tri with several big saves and they will face Venezuela - who beat Uruguay 1-0 - in Houston on Monday for top spot in Group C.Clayton Donaldson sliced wide for the Reggae Boyz before Hernandez opened the scoring in the 18th minute when he outjumped Wes Morgan from Jesus Manuel Coronas cross to send a superb header into the net in front of 83,263 at the Rose Bowl. It was the former Manchester United strikers 45th international goal, leaving him just one adrift of Jared Borgettis Mexico scoring record.Yasser Corona did well to block Je-Vaughn Watsons effort 10 minutes before the break as Jamaica pressed for an equaliser.Ochoa then came up big with a smart double save in the 39th minute with Jamaica growing in confidence. Javier Hernandez celebrates after his goal for Mexico against Jamaica Corona tangled with Donaldson 20 minutes into the second half but Jamaican appeals for a penalty were waved away.And Mexico wrapped it up nine minutes from the end when Hirving Lozano found Hector Herrera and he touched it onto Peralta, who fired home.Ochoa was again called into action late on and responded with a fine fingertip save to deny Michael Hector from distance.The Copa America continues on Friday with the second round of games in Group D - Chile meet Bolivia at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, before Argentina take on Panama at Soldier Field in Chicago.You can watch the Copa America live on Premier Sports. Andrija Novakovich Jersey . Behind the talents of rookie Johnny Gaudreau, the Flames will look to keep pace Thursday night when they face the Minnesota Wild in the second of a six-game homestand. Matt Miazga Jersey . This week, topics cover the World Series champion Red Sox, John Farrell and what to look forward to this off-season. INDIANAPOLIS -- Johnny Manziel shed the Hollywood image Friday -- maybe for good. The brash-talking, Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Texas A&M entered and exited the Lucas Oil Stadium media room through a back door. He ignored the television screens around him, monitors that provided live coverage of his media availability and that had been showing his college football highlights prior to his arrival. And it seemed Johnny Football had suddenly transformed himself into Johnny Business. "This is a job now. There are guys families, coaches families and jobs and all kinds of things on the line," he said in a stern, deliberate voice at the NFLs scouting combine. "For me, it wont be a hard thing to kick. Im extremely focused on whatever organization Ill be at and really pouring my heart out trying to be football 24-7 with that team." What he has to prove now is that he means every word. Since bursting onto the national stage in his Heisman-winning freshmen season, Manziel has been living large. Hes been courtside at NBA games, played golf at Pebble Beach, partied in Cabo and become a feature attraction for memorabilia hounds. Hes participated in dunk contests, publicly complained about life in College Station, Texas, developed a friendship with Tom Brady and never been shy about -- anything. But in Indianapolis, none of that stuff means a thing. Here, scouts and NFL front-office executives are treating Manziel as just another draft hopeful in the standard blue-and-green warm-up suit. Theyll see how he runs, how he tests and perhaps most important, how he answers questions. Most teams want to know whether this 21-year-old, fun-loving football star is mature enough to handle millions of dollars and live up to the tag of franchise quarterback. Fridays media availability may have been a good start. Rather than showcasing his bravado, Manziel, at times, sounded almost apologetic for some of the things hes said and done recently. "The main thing I wanted to portray that was more in the subplots of the article," he said, when asked about a story in which he seemed to warn Houston about bypassing him with the No. 1 overall pick, "was that whatever team I do end up with, whenever I do get to that team, whenever I am in that organization, each one of those guys is now my teammate, my brother and if Im on the field with those guys, Im going to try to be the best football player I can be." Other times, he sounded almost defiant. "I knew who I was meeting with, butt Im not sure of his official title. Omar Gonzalez Jersey. Something along the lines of just a counselor," he said when pressed about reports he was being treated for alcoholism and anger management while at Texas A&M. When it became clear the 2012 Heisman winner measured in at 5-foot-11 3/4 inches, 207 pounds, shorter and lighter than his listed college measurements of 6-1 and 210, and shorter and lighter than many NFL teams seek in a starting quarterback, he wouldnt confirm the measurements. Instead, he explained that he more heart and passion for this sport than anyone in the draft. Not all the news was bad for Manziel. Though he stands about five inches shorter than Blake Bortles, another quarterback vying to wind up in Houston, Manziel came in with bigger hands -- a potentially big advantage on draft weekend. "I think it (hand size) is something that is highly underrated," said Arizona coach Bruce Arians, who has tutored Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck among others. "It depends on where you play. If you play in Lucas Oil, not too bad. Now, if you play in Green Bay and you struggle with controlling a football when its cold and wet, thats a problem. That goes into the evaluation process hard." Theres little doubt about Manziels skills. In 2012, he broke the SECs single-season record for total offense (5,116 yards), became the fifth player in FBS history to throw for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 in one season and then set an all-bowl rushing record for a quarterback (229 yards). After his jet-setting offseason and an NCAA investigation into autographs on memorabilia, critics contended a distracted Manziel regressed. But he actually threw for more yards (4,116), more touchdowns (37) and wound up with a better passing efficiency (172.9) in 2013 than he did in 2012. The Texas native believes he will only continue to get better on a bigger stage. But what scouts and team executives must determine between now and Mays draft is whether Johnny Football is for real or whether this personality change is just one more part of his ongoing act. "Im from a small town of Kerrville, Texas, 20,000 people. That gets lost when people make me out to be a big Hollywood guy," Manziel said. "Sometimes you get caught up in certain things, but at the same time its about continuing to learn and continuing to adapt to everything thats going on in my life. Im not saying its always easy, but continuing to be who Ive always been is a big thing for me." Cheap Jerseys 2019 Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 ' ' '
Each week, TSN. Jerome Baker Jersey .ca Fantasy Editor Scott Cullen and NFL Editors Ben Fisher and Mike Hetherington discuss three hot fantasy football topics. After their Week 1 performances, can either Tony Romo or Robert Griffin III be trusted as a QB1 this year? Cullen: Trust is a tricky thing and while Romo or Griffin could be legitimate Top 10 quarterbacks this season, its hard to trust that will be the case. Given his longer track record, which includes four 4,000-yard seasons, I might be inclined to ride longer with Romo but, right now, going with either one as your starting QB requires a leap of faith. Fisher: A three interception night from Romo barely phases me these days. Fantasy players that own Romo expect that to happen a couple times over the course of a season but in return they usually get a lot of passing yards and a high number of touchdowns. Romo threw for 281 yards and a TD against the 49ers too so his fantasy performance wasnt nearly as bad as his real life performance in Week 1. I still have Romo as a low-end QB1. Griffin on the other hand, hasnt really shown us much since his great rookie season. The farther removed he is from his brutal knee injury, the less we can blame that for his troubling performances. Or maybe thats just what he is now: a once very promising QB before injuries dropped him to a QB2. Hetherington: I believe Tony Romo still remains a low-end QB1. Its hard to believe hell have another three interception performance like Sunday and the Cowboys remain a questionable team on defence, meaning Romo should get plenty of passing opportunities in shootout games. RG3, on the other end, is not a QB1 you should count on this year. Griffin has yet to show the electrifying playmaking ability he did in his rookie year – when he 20 passing touchdowns and seven rushing scores - prior to his devastating knee injury. Griffin is a strong QB2 and bye-week replacement, but relying on him to carry your offence is inadvisable strategy. Cordarrelle Patterson has carried his strong 2013 finish into this year, how high in the WR rankings can he go this year? Cullen: As great as Pattersons Week One performance was, Im hesitant to get too high on a wide receiver after three catches for 26 yards. Its easy to get seduced by a 67-yard touchdown run, or Pattersons averaging over 17 yards per carry to this point in his career, but if Im counting on big production out of a wide receiver, it needs to come in the passing game. Thus, I would be good to start Patterson, with the idea that a 1,000-yard season is possible, but Im skeptical that he can get above a WR2 in standard formats. Fisher: I understand the hesitancy to buy into Pattersons big Week 1 performance; hes a receiver first and foremost and only had three catches for 226 yards. But why Im big on Patterson and think hell be a star, both in fantasy and in real life, is that hes a playmaker. Guys like that always seem to find a way onto the highlight reel. He should get enough touches each week to make a few big plays and put up strong fantasy numbers. Hetherington: Patterson will only go as far as his quarterback will take him. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, that quarterback is the unreliable Matt Cassel, who threw for just 170 yards in the Vikings 34-6 rout of the Rams on Sunday. Forgotten in Pattersons big fantasy stat line is just 26 of his yards came in the passing game on three catches. The explosive wide receiver racked up his fantasy points in the run game, including a 67-yard touchdown, leaving one to wonder if defences will be more prepared for those rushes going forward. I see Patterson as a boom-or-bust, low-end WR1 or top-tier WR2, meaning hes a risky but must start WR each week. At best, Patterson could crack the top-eight receivers in fantasy this season. At Worst, Cassel is benched after multiple ineffective weeks and the Vikings put Teddy Bridgewater under centre. Such a scenario could drop Patterson out of the top-15 WRs and leave him to struggle for targets in the Vikings run-first offence. Patterson could be a sell-high trade option for cautious owners. Can Julius Thomas overtake Jimmy Graham as top fantasy TE this year? Cullen: Sure, if Peyton Manning decides that Thomas is his guy, maybe Thomas makes a quantum leap, but its really hard to make the jump from where Thomas was all the way to Grahams level because Graham is practically in a league of his own – his only reasonable tight end competition over the past three seasons has been Rob Gronkowski, when Gronk isnt hurt. While Im throwing some water on the idea of Thomas surpassing Graham, I do view Thomas as the most likely candidate to join Graham and Gronk on the top tight end tier. Fisher: I still think Graham is the Saints top red zone target by a good margin while Thomas will likely have to share more of his red zone targets with other Broncos receivers, namely DeMaryius Thomas. If the Broncos score at the rate they did last year, there may be enough targets for Orange Julius to take over as the top fantasy TE, but the Saints offence isnt that far behind Denvers and over the course of the year I still think Graham ends up on top. Hetherington: After his three touchdown performance, Thomas has put himself in the conversation at the very least. If Thomas establishes himself as Peyton Mannings top red-zone target this season, the fourth-year tight end could lead the entire league in touchdowns, which would likely put him ahead of Graham in fantasy points. 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VANCOUVER -- Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson says theres no Plan B if the NHL decides to pull its players out of the Sochi Olympics because of security concerns. Marquez Valdes-Scantling Jersey . Nicholson made the comments Wednesday after announcing the 2014 recipients of the Order of Hockey in Canada. "Our contingency plan would be everyone around this room today," he said while speaking to reporters at Rogers Arena. "We have none." NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in an email this week the league would re-evaluate going to Sochi "if something significant were to transpire" before Feb. 9. Thats the date players are scheduled to leave for Russia. Daly added in the email he didnt "expect that that will become necessary." Nicholson said there has been no contact with Canadian amateur or European-based players in the event the NHL did decide against participating in Sochi. The threat of terrorism has been top of mind recently after two suicide bombers struck the city of Volgograd in late December, killing 34 people. An Islamic militant group in Dagestan -- which is located about 500 kilometres from Sochi -- claimed responsibility for those attacks and has also threatened to strike at the Games. Nicholson said his organization has been working with the federal government and Canadian Olympic Committee on security. "We have people on the ground in Sochi. They feel it is very safe right now and we just want to make sure it stays that way," said Nicholson. "This is something that isnt new to the Olympics. "Certainly the location here heightens it but we feel comfortable." Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo said last week he wont be bringing any family members with him to Sochi, mainly because of safety. "Its definitely on my mind, Im not going to lie," Luongo said. "I think were all a little bit concerned." Nicholson said Hockey Canada has a blueprint for what it will do in the event of a terrorist attack at the Games. "We have a detailed plan with how well deal with all of the players and all of the family members that go if something happens," he said. In terms of the actual team set to go to Sochi, Nicholson said he was encouraged to see star Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos back practising. The 23-year-old was named to the Canadian squad despite breaking his leg in November. "We really want to make sure he is fully recovered from this," said Nicholson, who added there is a list of five-to-eight players on standby in case of injury. "The Olympic Games are huge for Steve, its huge for Canada but we have to make sure its the right thing for Steve Stamkos long-term." Nicholson didnt say whether Stamkos needed to play an NHL game before the Olympics, simply stating: "Theres going to be a drop-dead date ... really that date is 24 hours before the first mens game in Sochi." 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ARLINGTON, Texas -- If this was Matt Flynns last start in place of Aaron Rodgers, it was quite a memorable one. Adidas Jeff Zatkoff Jersey . Flynn threw four touchdown passes in the second half, Eddie Lacy had the winning score on a 1-yard plunge after an interception by Tony Romo gave them one more chance, and the Green Bay Packers matched the biggest comeback in franchise history in a 37-36 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Romo tossed two interceptions in the final 3 minutes, the first one giving Green Bay a chance for the go-ahead score with the Cowboys in position to run out the clock with a 36-31 lead. Lacy scored with 1:31 to go for Green Bays first lead since the first quarter and after the Packers trailed 26-3 at halftime. "It took me everything not to cry," said Packers coach Mike McCarthy, whose team won its second straight without Rodgers after going winless in the first five, including the Chicago game when the star QB got hurt. "Im just drained. Just the sheer emotion. It was incredible." Playing on the same field where Rodgers was the MVP when they won the 2011 Super Bowl, the Packers matched the 1982 team in a September game against the Los Angeles Rams for the largest rally. The Packers (7-6-1) kept their playoff hopes alive with Rodgers possibly returning next week. He was close to medical clearance, but missed his sixth straight game with a broken collarbone. He was wearing on a headset on Green Bays sideline. "Most guys would pack it in -- Guys, its not our season. Lets go home and get ready for next year," said Green Bay cornerback Tramon Williams, who had an interception overturned on review before a game-clinching pick that was ruled incomplete and reversed on replay. "Its not that vibe here." The vibe in Dallas could negative for a while, with Dez Bryant walking off the field before the game ended and refusing to talk to reporters in the locker room, simply shaking his head at them after finishing with 153 yards and a touchdown. "This is one of the hardest losses that Ive experienced," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. "Thats a shame that weve lost that ballgame." The Cowboys (7-7) blew a great chance to pull even with Philadelphia in the NFC East but still control their playoff fate. They finish with Washington and the Eagles. "We still control what we feel like we can get done," Romo said. "It just doesnt feel like it right now because we let it slip away." With Dallas leading 36-31, Bryant made a lunging first down after a catch just before the 2-minute warning that looked as if it would Dallas help hold off a huge Green Bay rally. But Romo threw behind Miles Austin after escaping a sack and Sam Shields intercepted at midfield. The Packers steadily moved downfield before the plunge by Lacy, who had 141 yards rushing. Behind for the first time since the first quarter, Romo threw a ball too far in front of Cole Beasley, and Williams made a diving grab that was initially called incomplete. When the video review overturned the call, Flynn ended the game with kneel-downs. "Right now, words really have no effect," Dallas cornerback Brandon Carr said. "Complete debacle the second half. Weve just got to get better, man." Williams had an earlier interception overturned on review with Dallas clinging to a 29-24 lead. He cradled a deflected pass in his arms and had a weaving return to inside the Dallas 10, but replayed showed the nose of ball hitting the turf. The Cowboys went on to score when Bryant made a leaping grab over M.D. Jennings and got two feet down in the back of the end zone for a 36-24 lead. Flynn answered with his fourth straight scoring drive to get the Packers back within five. A Dallas defence that gave up eight straight scoring drives to Chicago in a loss last week let the Packers get touchdowns on five straight drives after halftime. "What a feelin!" said Flynn, who threw for 299 yards with one interception. "As we were taking a knee, we were thinking Is this real? Is this happening?" Romo threw for 358 yards and two touchdowns, but couldnt avoid two more critical mistakes in a career at least partially defined by them. NOTES: DeMarco Murray had 134 yards rushing and a touchdown for Dallas. ... Dan Bailey had five field goals for Dallas. Mason Crosby hit a 57-yarder for the Packers. ... Packers DE Johnny Jolly left the game with a shoulder injury. TE Brandon Bostick came out with a foot injury. ... The Cowboys ended up without their top four linebackers after Justin Durant (hamstring) and Ernie Sims (hip) were knocked out. They were already playing without Sean Lee and Bruce Carter. Adidas Jake Muzzin Jersey . Lupul injured the hand in a fall at practice on Thursday. He will wear a cast for a minimum of 10 days before he can put a glove back on it and get some mobility back, said Carlyle, who added the winger wont go on the teams upcoming road trip. Adidas Jonathan Quick Jersey . Dallas also Monday recalled defenceman Aaron Rome from his conditioning assignment with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League and assigned goaltender Jack Campbell to the AHL squad.New York, NY - The SEC has long been considered the top conference in college football and the latest Associated Press poll is further proof, as four of the top five teams are from the powerful league. Mississippi State remained the top-ranked team in the country after taking the weekend off, while Ole Miss stayed at No. 3 following a lopsided win over Tennessee. Alabama vaulted three spots to fourth after its 59-0 rout of Texas A&M and Auburn, also on a bye this weekend, rose one spot to fifth. The AP said its the first time four teams from the same conference -- also the same division (the SEC West), no less -- are among the top five in the rankings. Florida State, following its thrilling 31-27 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night, held firmly at No. 2. The Seminoles earned 14 first-place votes from a nationwide media panel -- two more than last week. Mississippi State, with a visit to Kentucky set for next Saturday, received 43 first-place votes -- two fewer than last week -- while Ole Miss again picked up three top tallies. Adidas Trevor Lewis Jersey. Oregon, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Georgia and TCU complete this weeks top 10. Notre Dame slipped just two spots from fifth after the narrow loss in Tallahassee. The second 10 consists of Kansas State, Baylor, Ohio State, Arizona State, Arizona, Nebraska, Oklahoma, East Carolina, Utah and Southern California. 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HARRISON, N. Frank Ragnow Jersey .J. - Bradley Wright-Phillips and Peguy Luyindula scored, and the New York Red Bulls beat D.C. United 2-0 on Sunday in the first leg of Major League Soccers Eastern Conference semifinals.Thierry Henry set up both goals with brilliant passes. The first was a no-look assist off his back heel to an unmarked Wright-Phillips, who punched it past goalkeeper Bill Hamid in the 40th minute.Luyindula doubled the lead in the 73rd minute, gathering Henrys well-placed delivery from midfield and slotting the finish through Hamids legs.Hamid finished with five saves, but Luis Robles needed only two to hold United without an away goal.The Red Bulls visit United for the second leg of the total-goals series next Saturday.SOUNDERS 1, FC DALLAS 1FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Osvaldo Alonso scored in the 54th minute, and the Sounders tied FC Dallas 1-1 in the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals.FC Dallas opened the scoring when Michel converted a penalty kick in the 34th. Goaltender Stefan Frei guessed the right way, but Michel kicked it into the right corner.Andres Escobar drew the penalty on Seattle midfielder Marco Pappas careless challenge.Pappa redeemed himself with a free kick that set up Alonsos tying goal. Pappas placement kept goalkeeper Raul Fernandez on his line and gave Alonso the room to head it in.Fabian Castillo nearly put Dallas in front in the 90th minute with a 40-yard run and blast that Frei deflected over the goal.The Sounders host the second leg of the total-goals series on Nov. 10. LeGarrette Blount Jersey .Two San Francisco radio stations say they wont play the song during the duration of the World Series. A Kansas City, Missouri, station responded with plans to play the Grammy-winning track every hour from 7 a. Kerryon Johnson Jersey.Y. - His opponent couldnt stop him, and LeBron James didnt quite know what to think when his coach tried.GREENSBORO, N.C. - Olympian Polina Edmunds will represent the United States at the world figure skating championships after placing fourth at the nationals.The third-place finisher Saturday, 15-year-old Karen Chen, is too young for the senior worlds. Chen will compete at the world junior championships.U.S. Figure Skating can use other criteria to pick the team for the worlds but followed the standings at the nationals in annnouncing the selections Sunday. DeShawn Shead Lions Jersey. . Edmunds will join fellow Olympians Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold in Shanghai in March.Madison Chock and Evan Bates; Maia and Alex Shibutani; and Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue will compete in ice dance. Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim and Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier will represent the U.S. in pairs.The mens team will be announced after Sundays long program. Cheap Jerseys 2019 Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 ' ' '
DALLAS -- Shane Larkin dribbled the length of the court in a full sprint and hit a running shot off one foot just before the third-quarter buzzer. Robert Griffin III Jersey . When the Dallas Mavericks needed to stop a Golden State rally in the fourth quarter, they looked for defensive help from the rookie point guard playing in just his sixth game. The best game so far in Dallas for the son of Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin came on a night when Monta Ellis needed a little help. Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points, Larkin made several big plays in the second half and Ellis found a way to contribute with his passing to help the Mavericks hold off the Warriors 103-99 Wednesday night. "Its not even about the points or the assists," said Larkin, who scored seven to go with six assists. "I think I just gave my best energy effort off the bench and helped the team get going in that way." Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle thinks Larkin helped the crowd, too -- literally. After his shot from just inside the 3-point line put Dallas up 11, a fan made one from half court to win a 70-inch TV during the break between quarters. "I mean, he went from end to end in less than 4 seconds to get that shot and that was a huge momentum shot," Carlisle said. "Im sure it helped that guy throw in that half-court shot at the break. It helped create a lot of positive energy in the building." Ellis finished with a season-low four points on 2-of-16 shooting, but he had 10 assists, including one to get Samuel Dalembert a dunk and push Dallas dwindling lead to 101-95 with 1:21 remaining. Stephen Curry led Golden State with 29 points and the Warriors stayed close a night after a tough one-point win in New Orleans. Klay Thompson and David Lee had 20 points each, with Lee adding 12 rebounds and Thompson a career-high 10. The Warriors rallied from 17 down midway through the fourth quarter, but never got closer than four. Thompson shot an air ball on a 3-point attempt in one trip, and Dalembert blocked a shot from long range by Draymond Green with 9.4 seconds left. Golden State kept the ball after the block, but the Warriors missed twice in a mad scramble to the final buzzer. "One or two possessions away from taking the lead, have a chance to get some stops and win the game," said Curry, who was 9 of 19 from the field, including 6 of 10 from 3-point range. "You had that effort in the fourth quarter and you really didnt show anything in the first three quarters." Carlisle broke his rotation and replaced starter Jose Calderon with Larkin on defensive possessions in the final 3 minutes. It worked on consecutive Golden State trips, with the Mavericks forcing a pair of misses by Thompson, including the air ball from long range. "He just told me to get a stop," said Larkin, who was pulled quickly in the first half of Mondays loss to Denver and didnt play much more. "It showed me he has a lot of confidence in me, so that was good." The Mavericks were in control at 99-82 with about 5 minutes left when the Warriors ran off 13 straight points to make it close. Thompson started the run with a 3-pointer, and it really got going when DeJuan Blair was called for a foul in the backcourt and Ellis was given a technical for an outburst after the whistle. Curry hit the free throw, Thompson hit another from long range and Curry dribbled between two defenders coming off a screen and hit the jumper to get the Warriors within 99-95. "The intensity that you played with in the fourth, you have to play with it for 48 minutes no matter if a back-to-back or what," said Thompson, who was 5 of 16 from the field as the Warriors shot 42 per cent. "I took some bad shots in the last few minutes, so Ill learn from it." Ellis missed a layup in Dallas first chance to extend the 99-95 lead. The next time down, he drove the lane again, but found Dalembert for a dunk and his 10th assist. "Just have to continue to play," Ellis said. "Just one of those nights where they just wouldnt go in. Coach just told me to stay aggressive and I did." Blair had 11 points and led Dallas with nine rebounds. He had seven offensive boards, including several that helped keep the Mavericks in front in the fourth quarter. NOTES: Nowitzki went back in front of Brooklyns Kevin Garnett for 14th place on the NBA scoring list. Garnett had moved in front on Tuesday, but fell behind after scoring just four points against the Lakers on Wednesday night. Nowitzki is at 25,383 points. Garnett has 25,368. ... 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Indiana built its advantage up to as many as 19 in the third quarter and staved off every Heat push down the stretch in the wire-to-wire win. For the game, Indiana shot 51.5 percent from the floor and 42 percent from long range. "We played a pretty good basketball game. I think we can play better," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said after practice Monday. "I think were going to need to play better because I think Miami is going to come back and play a more complete basketball game so we have to elevate our level." The Heat lost only their second postseason game, but are staring in the face of something unprecedented. Since the Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh descended upon South Beach, the Heat have never gone down 0-2 in a series. "We had a couple of breakdowns. In the Eastern Conference Finals, you cant have that many breakdowns," James said after practice. "It wasnt a bad game at all. We scored 97 points, we got 54 points in the paint, we had 23 assists, only 11 turnovers. But we had some breakdowns defensively that allowed them to get some good shots." Paul George led the way for the Pacers with 24 points and seven assists. Indianas entire starting five scored in double figures and it moved to 6-0 this postseason when Roy Hibbert scores 10-or-more points. He finished with 19 points and nine rebounds. David Wesst tallied 19 points and seven boards, Lance Stephenson posted 17 points, eight assists and four rebounds and George Hill added 15 points for the Pacers, who improved to 4-4 at home in the playoffs after going an NBA- best 35-6 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse during the regular season. Jaleel Scott Jersey. Wade netted 27 points, while James supplied 25 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals for Miami. Chris Andersen finished with 14 off the bench and Ray Allen added 12. 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