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HOUSTON - Anthony Davis knew hed have to be aggressive with Tyreke Evans out with an injury to give New Orleans a chance against the Houston Rockets. Wizards Jersey .He did just that, and it helped the Pelicans to a win.Davis had 30 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks to lead the Pelicans to a 99-90 victory over the Rockets on Thursday night.Right now its all about maturity and growing up as a team and realizing this is a moment, this is where we have to start growing up and learning how to win games, the 21-year-old said. I think we did a good job of that (Thursday).The Pelicans trailed by one early in the fourth quarter before using a 7-0 run to take a 79-73 lead and they didnt trail again. Ryan Anderson scored the last five points on that spurt to help New Orleans snap a six-game skid in Houston.Jrue Holiday added 16 points with 10 assists for New Orleans and Anderson had 16 points. Evans, who is the teams second-leading scorer with 17 points a game, sat out with a bruised right knee.We couldnt contain the ball very well, Houston coach Kevin McHale said. Holiday kind of got where he wanted with the ball.Davis was encouraged that they were able to hold Houston to just 90 points.Weve got to realize that were a defensive team and when we defend, were a tough team to beat, he said.James Harden scored 21 and Dwight Howard had 17 points with 13 rebounds for the Rockets, who lost for just the second time in nine games.Harden entered the game leading the NBA in scoring and had scored more than 40 points in two of his last three games. But he had a tough night by his standards and made just eight of 23 shots.Harden made back-to-back layups to get Houston within six, but Holiday answered with a pair of baskets to make it 91-81 with less than 2 1/2 minutes left.Davis scored four quick points to push the Pelicans lead to 83-75 with about seven minutes remaining.The Pelicans opened the fourth quarter with a 7-2 spurt to take a 72-70 lead. Dante Cunningham started the run with a 3-pointer and Davis had a nice alley-oop dunk in it.New Orleans had a six-point lead after two free throws by Cunningham midway through the third. Houston then used a 9-1 run, capped by a steal and dunk by Trevor Ariza, to take its first lead of the second half, 65-63.Holiday tied it up with a jump shot before Troy Daniels hit a 3-pointer to leave the Rockets up 68-65 entering the fourth quarter.The Pelicans were up by nine early in the third when Houston scored five quick points, capped by a nifty sequence by Patrick Beverley, Ariza and Harden, to cut the lead to 58-54.Beverley and Ariza surrounded Davis and Beverley stole the ball as Davis lost his balance and crashed backward to the court. Beverley hit Harden with a long pass and he finished with a layup.Howard had three blocks on Thursday to give him 1,691 and move him past McHale and into 25th place on the all-time blocked shots list.The Rockets had trouble getting going in the first half and scored a season-low 17 points in the second quarter. The slow start could have had something to do with playing a tough back-to-back that saw them land in Houston at 4 a.m. Thursday following an overtime win in Denver.New Orleans used a 5-0 run late in the second quarter to take a 46-39 lead at halftime.TIP-INSPelicans: Coach Monty Williams said theyll re-evaluate Evans on Friday. ... Austin Rivers started in his place and had 10 points and six assists.Rockets: Kostas Papanikolaou returned after missing five games with a strained right knee. ... Francisco Garcia (calf, strained Achilles) and Terrence Jones (left leg nerve inflammation) remain out.OH BABYHoustons Jason Terry missed the second straight game to be with his wife who had the couples fifth child — a girl — this week. Hes expected to return for Saturdays game.T-MAC BACKFormer Houston All-Star Tracy McGrady watched the game from a courtside seat. He received a standing ovation after a video was played in the arena with highlights of the game 10 years ago when he scored 13 points in 35 seconds to give the Rockets a thrilling come-from-behind win over the Spurs.UP NEXTPelicans: Host Portland Saturday.Rockets: Host Atlanta Saturday. Ramon Sessions Jersey . As if he had been rehearsing it, Vasquez looked around with a grimacing stare as he clinched two fists and flexed his muscles. What do you think of DeMar DeRozans face after he hits a big shot, he was asked moments earlier. Kelly Oubre Jr. Jersey . - Veteran Kings defenceman Robyn Regehr, sidelined since Game 1 of the Anaheim series, says hes close to returning.Maty Mauk rebounded from two early interceptions to lead the 16th-ranked Missouri Tigers over the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 33-17, in the Citrus Bowl. Mauk completed 12-of-19 passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers (11-3), who recorded 11 wins for the fourth time in program history. He also carried the ball 11 times for 38 yards and a score. Marcus Murphy carried the ball 12 times for 157 yards for Missouri, which has won its last three bowl games. Russell Hansbrough rushed for 114 yards and a score on 15 carries. Bud Sasser caught seven passes for 68 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. Mitch Leidner completed 21-of-31 passes for 258 yards and one touchdown for the Gophers (8-5), who have dropped their last seven bowl games. Maxx Williams caught seven passes for 98 yards and a score for Minnesota, which played in a New Years Day bowl for the first time since 1962. David Cobb rushed for 81 yards on 21 carries. Our future is good but its disappointing, and it will hurt, but we move on and we cant take away from -- we havent gone here in a long, long time, said Minnesota coach Jerry Kill. And I thought our kids would be a little bit tight today, and they werent. They went out and played hard. so its another step then and weve just got to keep moving forward. The game started with two Mauk interceptions and a fumble by Leidner. Minnesota put together an 11-play, 80-yard drive following Mauks second interception. Rodrick Williams Jr. capped the march with a 20-yard TD run. Missouri pulled off a successful fake punt early in the seecond quarter. Michael Jordan Wizards Jersey. Defensive lineman Harold Brantley took a direct snap and ran 19 yards for a fresh set of downs. But the Tigers punted for real when faced with a 4th-and-4 from the Minnesota 39. The Tigers started their next drive past midfield and Hansbrough ripped off a 21-yard run. However, Missouri settled for a 21-yard Andrew Baggett field goal. Missouri scored a touchdown five plays into its next possession. Mauk ran 20 yards to the Minnesota 25 before hooking up with Sasser for a touchdown. The Tigers recovered an onside kick to open the third quarter. Baggett made a 33-yard field goal to make it 13-7 Missouri. The Golden Gophers responded with a quick score to take the lead. Williams leaped over two defenders before diving into the end zone for a 54-yard score. But Missouri capitalized on a muffed Minnesota punt. Three plays later, Mauk ripped off an 18-yard TD run to give the Tigers a 19-14 lead. Jalen Myrick returned the ensuing kickoff 57 yards to the Missouri 43. However, Minnesota settled for a 38-yard Ryan Santoso field goal with 7:22 left in the third. The Tigers went ahead by nine, 26-17, on Hansbroughs 78-yard TD run with 9:22 remaining in the fourth. On the next Missouri possession, Murphy ran for 69 yards before Sasser caught a 7-yard TD pass. Game Notes Missouri leads the all-time series, 5-3-1 ... The Tigers improved to 15-16 in bowl games all-time, while the Golden Gophers fell to 5-12 in the postseason ... The Tigers, champions of the SEC Eastern Division, racked up 434 yards of total offense. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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PRETORIA, South Africa -- What exactly was Oscar Pistorius doing in the moments before he fatally shot his girlfriend in his home? Was he, as the double-amputee Olympian testified Friday, hobbling fearfully on his stumps with his pistol down a passageway from his bedroom toward the bathroom after hearing a possible intruder there? Or, as the chief prosecutor contended, was he instead angrily pursuing his girlfriend in the midst of an argument? Contradicting himself at times, Pistorius sparred with the prosecutor over the differing accounts of what happened on the night he killed Reeva Steenkamp by firing four times through the closed door of a toilet cubicle.http://www.germanynationalshop.com/Julian-Draxler-Germany-Jersey/ . The star athlete, who says the shooting was an accident because he mistook her for a robber, faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of premeditated murder. "My whole being was fixated on this person that I thought was in the bathroom," Pistorius said during the third day of his cross-examination. He said that as he moved toward the bathroom, he screamed to his girlfriend to get down from their bed and call the police. After hearing a noise that made him think someone was opening the toilet door to attack him, Pistorius said he opened fire. Only afterward, he testified, did he realize that Steenkamp was not in the bedroom but in the toilet cubicle. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel, however, said an argument between the couple was the "only reasonable explanation" for why Pistorius, 27, shot the 29-year-old model as she stood behind the toilet door some three meters (yards) away in the pre-dawn hours of Valentines Day last year. Citing earlier expert testimony, Nel noted that the trajectory of the three bullets that hit the model in the hip, arm and head showed she was standing behind the door and facing it. Steenkamp wasnt scared of anyone "other than you," Nel said to the athlete. Nel argued that the position of items in the bedroom also indicated Pistorius story was a fabrication. A duvet on the floor in police photos shows the couple were awake and arguing just before the shooting and not in bed as Pistorius has claimed, he said. Pistorius said it was one of many items apparently moved by police after the shooting. He relentlessly attacked Pistorius account, asking the runner why he didnt determine where Steenkamp was and make sure she was OK before firing, and why he approached what he thought was a danger zone in the dark if he felt vulnerable on his stumps. Nel noted that throughout Pistorius version Steenkamp "never uttered a word." "Its not probable. Its not possible," the prosecutor said, asking why Steenkamp never responded to Pistorius panicked shouts of an intruder when she was in the cubicle. "I agree with Mr. Nel she would have been terrified," Pistorius said, "but I dont think she would have shouted out ... In her mind I must have been retreating toward the bathroom." Nel responded that gave Steenkamp even more reason to talk to Pistorius, who was meters away. "She was standing behind the toilet door talking to you when you shot her," Nel said at the end of the first week of the athletes testimony. "Thats not true," replied Pistorius. The trial in a wood-lined courtroom in the South African city of Pretoria has been closely followed around the world, which once admired Pistorius as a man who persevered despite his disability and reached the pinnacle of his career when he was allowed to run in the London Olympics in 2012. Now, instead of signing autographs in packed stadiums, the multiple Paralympic champion is a solitary figure in the witness box. He stumbled in some of his testimony Friday, prompting the prosecutor to pounce on what he called inconsistencies. "I am tired. Its not going to change," Pistorius said. "Youre trying to cover up for lies," Nel said, "and Im not convinced." Judge Thokozile Masipa then asked Pistorius if he was too tired to continue testifying, saying: "You can be at a disadvantage when youre in that box." Pistorius kept going. Later, Masipa tried to rein in the prosecutor, telling him: "Mind your language. We dont call a witness a liar, not while hes in the witness box." The prosecutor has seized on virtually every opportunity to challenge the star athletes credibility, asserting that he had a string of unlikely excuses for why he wasnt to blame in the gun charges he faces on top of murder. In casting doubt on the Olympians honesty, Nel is pushing the prosecutions argument that Pistorius is also lying that he killed Steenkamp by mistake. On Friday, Nel argued that Pistorius lied about an incident years ago -- when he says someone shot at him from another car on a highway -- to build a backstory that he had a long-held fear of being attacked. Pistorius said he saw a "muzzle flash" and heard "a banging noise" as a black Mercedes drove past him, and he turned off the highway and went to a restaurant parking lot and called someone to pick him up. Nel asked for the identity of the caller; Pistorius replied that he couldnt remember. Pistorius is not allowed to consult with his lawyers during the cross-examination, which resumes Monday. http://www.germanynationalshop.com/Kevin-Volland-Germany-Jersey/ . The Braves optioned outfielder Jose Constanza to Triple-A Gwinnett. 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MAMMOTH LAKE, Calif. Austin Rivers Clippers Jersey . -- Shaun White skipped the Friday morning Olympic snowboarding qualifier to get some needed rest, a calculated risk considering the two-time Olympic gold medallist still wasnt assured of a spot in Sochi for his signature event. Two thrilling trips down Mammoth Mountain later in the afternoon all but solved that problem. Oh, and they sent a message too. The sports greatest ever is still on top of his game. In fact, hes building on it. Soaring through the California air looking very much like someone intent on making history, White dominated the afternoon session, posting a score of 98.6 to move closer to one of the four spots on the U.S. Olympic halfpipe team. Even better, he did it while landing the latest wrinkle in his ever-expanding repertoire. White nailed a frontside double-cork 1440 in competition for the first time during his second run, a trick he spent the run-up to Sochi obsessing over. The payoff came in the middle of his run as he packed four full twists and two flips inside in one physics-defying leap. Not bad considering a needed win was already assured. White posted a 97 during his first run, which included his usual double McTwist 1260. The new skill adds half a rotation, which he says changes it completely. Maybe, but the results havent changed a bit. White pumped his fists when his score was posted in a mixture of relief and joy. "I was treating it like an Olympic event, which it is," White said. "I wanted to up my score. I wanted to do something under pressure ... Im happy I landed it." It also avoided any second-guessing after White decided to skip the morning event after a busy Thursday in which he wiped out during a slopestyle qualifying event to return to the top of the hill hours later and win, securing a berth on the U.S. Olympic slopestyle team in the process. "I just figured if I could pull it out yesterday I should be able to do it today and that inspired me to get up and make it happen," White said. "Taking the morning off was the best call I think Ive made." Looked like it. Scotty Lago, who won bronze behind White in Vancouver in 2010, thrust himself back into the mix for Sochi by finishing second. Taylor Gold wrapped up his seat in Sochi by finishing third. The U.S. is so stacked in the halfpipe making the Olympic team could be even more difficult than reaching the podium in Russia. Yet White left little doubt the chasm hes created between himself and the rest of the world hasnt moved much in the last four years. "I was really on the edge of my physical abilities," White said. "I was so fatigued from slopestyle. But I did a run that Ive never ever in my career done, so Im happy. Ive got to push through all the way to Sochi. Ive just got to keep going." The field behind Gold, White and Greg Bretz is a jumbled mess, with a half-dozen jockeying for the one spot that remains up for grabs. Its a field that now includes enigmatic Danny Davis after Davis pulled out a stunning win during the morning session. The 25-year-old was considered the snowboarder with the best shot at challenging White in Vancouver. Davis even beat White in a qualifying event barely a month before the games only to have his pelvis crushed in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Hes spent most of the last quadrennial trying to stay healthy. During a dynamic run, he looked more than healthy. He looked competitive. His 95.20 was enough to edge Gold by 1.2 points and give Davis hope of joining White in Sochi. "Ive had a rough four years of getting hurt and this year was about getting good at snowboarding again," Davis said. "If I make the Olympic team, its cool because its another accomplishment in my life Ive yet to make." Kelly Clark, who took gold in Salt Lake City in 2002, remained perfect by sweeping both womens events on Friday. The two-time Olympic medallist is guaranteed a spot on the team. The other three spots are a toss-up, though 2006 Olympic champion and 2010 silver medallist Hannah Teter bolstered her bid by finishing third and now has two straight top-four finishes. Chris Paul Jersey . Blackhawks RW Patrick Kane came up big when it counted, tallying two goals and an assist. He scored the game-winner with 4:45 remaining in the third period, stopping on the right hashmarks, carrying the puck up through the top of the Kings zone, then firing a wrist shot from the top of the circles past Jonathan Quick, who had his view obstructed by Andrew Shaw. Jamal Crawford Jersey . With the union re-formed, negotiations with owners will resume Friday on the remaining issues that would be in the collective bargaining agreement, according to a person familiar with the plans.MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores and Mississippi State trounced Rice 44-7 on Tuesday in the most one-sided Liberty Bowl victory in the games 55-year history. Mississippi State (7-6) wrapped up its fourth straight winning season and prevented Rice (10-4) from winning bowl games in back-to-back years for the first time. By accounting for five touchdowns, Prescott set a Liberty Bowl record. After falling behind 7-0, the Bulldogs scored touchdowns on four consecutive possessions. Mississippi States Jameon Lewis caught nine passes for 220 yards to break the Liberty Bowl receiving record held by Houstons Vincent Marshall, who had 201 yards in a 44-36 loss to South Carolina in 2006. Lewis also set the school single-game record. Prescott was 17 of 28 for 283 yards and also ran for 78 yards on 14 carries. Prescotts performance delighted a partisan crowd of 57,846 and capped a triumphant late-season performance amid personal tragedy for the sophomore quarterback, whose mother, Peggy, died of cancer in November. Prescott came off the bench in the fourth quarter to lead Mississippi State to a 17-10 overtime victory over Ole Miss that made the Bulldogs bowl eligible. He then delivered arguably the finest performance of his career Tuesday on a day when he knew the offence would be resting on his shoulders. Although Prescott and senior Tyler Russell had shared quarterback duties throughout the regular season, Prescott had the job to himself in the Liberty Bowl while Russell recovered from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. Prescottt responded better than anyone could have reasonably imagined. Blake Griffin Clippers Jersey. Rice took an early lead on Charles Ross 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter after the Owls recovered a fumble at the Mississippi State 47. The Bulldogs dominated from that point on. Mississippi State responded to Rices early score by producing touchdowns on each of its next four possessions to grab a 27-7 halftime lead. Prescott threw touchdown passes to LaDarius Perkins, Malcolm Johnson and Artimus Samuel in the first half. Prescott added two touchdown runs in the third quarter. Rices offence simply couldnt keep up that pace. The Owls had won the Conference USA title - their first outright league championship of any kind since 1957 - by relying on a rushing attack that was ranked 16th among all Football Bowl Subdivision teams. Rice had shown it could run the ball against SEC competition by rushing for 306 yards on 51 carries in a season-opening 52-31 loss to Texas A&M. Mississippi State stopped that Rice rushing attack in its tracks. The Owls gained only 61 yards rushing -- 179 below their season average -- on 32 carries. Ross, who entered the day having rushed for 1,252 yards and 14 touchdowns this season, was held to 28 yards on 10 carries. The Liberty Bowl is about a three-hour drive from Mississippi States campus, and the proximity created a home-game atmosphere for the Bulldogs. At least 90 per cent of the fans appeared to be wearing Mississippi State maroon. The last time Mississippi State played in the Liberty Bowl, a record crowd of 63,816 watched the Bulldogs beat UCF 10-3 in 2007. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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SEATTLE -- Felix Hernandez wore an extra ice pack. NFL Jerseys Supply . Theyre usually only wrapped around his shoulder, not his calf as well. Despite getting a little physically beat up, Hernandez had no problem shutting down Houston. Seattles ace struck out nine over eight strong innings for his third straight victory, Willie Bloomquist provided a jolt of offence with his first home run since 2011 and the Mariners beat the Astros 6-1 on Friday night. "A little bruise. Im fine," Hernandez said. "He got me, he got me pretty good." An extra bruise on Hernandezs left calf was the only downside to Seattles fourth win in five games that has the Mariners back above the .500 mark. Hernandez (6-1) allowed only five hits and continued a strong last two weeks on the mound. After going more than a month between victories, Hernandez has rediscovered his form. He has struck out 21 and walked just two over his last three starts. Four of his nine strikeouts against the Astros were looking, a sign that he had command off his fastball. "Everything was working," Hernandez said. "I was throwing a lot of strikes. The game plan was just to throw strikes and use a lot of fastballs." Bloomquist drove in three runs, but the highlight was his two-run homer just inside the left-field foul pole in the sixth. It was his first long ball since Aug. 10, 2011, when Bloomquist was playing for Arizona, a span of 626 at-bats. Bloomquists homer came on the first pitch after Mike Zunino had doubled off the top of the wall, missing a homer by inches. Bloomquist rounded the bases with a wry smile on his face and appeared to be catching plenty of grief in the dugout for the long lapse between homers. His last homer also came against Houston -- when the Astros were still a National League team -- and led off the bottom of the first inning. "Dont even go there," Bloomquist laughed when asked about his last homer. "I dont want to remember, lets put it that way. Had a lot of ground-rule doubles in the meantime. I know its been a while. Thats not my swing, but Ill take them when they come if they ever come." Kyle Seager also drove in three runs with a two-run single in the first and a broken-bat blooper in the seventh. Robinson Cano also had two hits, raising his batting average to .326. The only batter to cause Hernandez fits was Jose Altuve, who improved to 8-for-16 all-time against Seattles ace. Altuve had an RBI single in the third, doubled in the fifth and lined a single off Hernandezs calf in the eighth. Hernandez stayed in and started an inning-ending double play from Dexter Fowler for his final batter. It was the second straight start Hernandez pitched eight innings. "Felix was pretty darn good tonight in a lot of different ways," Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said. "Certainly with his pitch count he was very efficient and he fielded the ball with his glove and his leg." Houstons Rudy Owens made his major league debut after getting called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City on short notice. The Astros decided to skip Brad Peacocks scheduled start after he experienced soreness in his forearm. Owens struggled through the first inning then settled down. He kept Houston within 3-1 heading into the sixth despite allowing a baserunner in every inning. The game got away from Owens (0-1) in just a couple of pitches. After giving up the double to Zunino, Owens watched Bloomquist hit the first pitch out. Owens was optioned back to Oklahoma City after the game. "We just couldnt muster anything offensively against Felix and that pretty much was the difference in the ballgame," Houston manager Bo Porter said. NOTES: Mariners RHP Taijuan Walker (shoulder) threw a three-inning simulated game Friday and said he feels ready to go out on a rehab assignment. Walker has not pitched in a game this season. ... Houston OF George Springer was held out of the lineup for second straight day after injuring his hip on Wednesday. ... James Jones extended his hitting streak to 13 games with an infield single in the fourth. Cheap NFL Jerseys China . Not that Durant cared. The only streak he cares about is still intact. Cheap Jerseys Paypal . It was my fifth straight year attending and, as always, there are many interesting matters discussed as it pertains to the use of statistics in sports.The surprising Columbus Blue Jackets will try to grab their first lead of the Eastern Conference first round series when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins for tonights Game 5 at CONSOL Energy Center. The Blue Jackets entered this series against the Metropolitan Division champions as heavy underdogs, but they sit tied with the Penguins at two wins apiece. Columbus has arrived at this point with a pair of overtime victories, including a 4-3 triumph in Wednesdays Game 4 clash at Nationwide Arena that gave the franchise its first home playoff win. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, hopes to rebound after coughing up an early 3-0 lead in Wednesdays game. Holding leads has been an issue for both clubs in this postseason encounter. According to Elias Sports Bureau, this series is the first in league history in which four consecutive games have been won by a team which has trailed by at least two goals. Marc-Andre Fleury made 42 saves in Game 4, but the Penguins goaltender is aiming for a bounce-back performance on Saturday. The veteran backstop made a stickhandling blunder to allow Columbus to tie the game in the final minute of regulation before yielding a weak goal to Nick Foligno in overtime. "He was our best player in the (Game 4) last night. Unfortunately a mistake, the bouncing puck behind the net, cost us in the last 30 seconds of the game," Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma said of Fleury. "He was our best player in the game. He has to rebound now from that, as does our team." Although he helped Pittsburgh win a Stanley Cup title in 2009, Fleurys postseason struggles for the Pens over the last few seasons have been well- documented. Last spring, he was benched in the middle of Pittsburghs first- round series win over the New York Islanders and replaced by Tomas Vokoun as the starter for the rest of the playoffs. Vokoun is still with the Pittsburgh organization, but hasnt played an NHL game since last spring due to ongoing issues with a blood clot. Fleurys current backup Jeff Zatkoff has never played in the postseason. Fleury isnt Pittsburghs only problem in this series, as the club is still waiting for superstar forwards Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to record their first goals of the 2014 playoffs. Both players have four assists through four games. "(Crosby and Malkin) are our best players," Bylsma said. "We need more from our whole team. We need more from them." Foligno, who sat out the first two games of this series due to injury, tallied the game-winner 2:49 into OT on Wednesday. He carried the pucck up the left wing through the neutral zone in a 1-on-1 with Pens defenseman Matt Niskanen, then released a long-distance shot from above the left circle. Wholesale Jerseys USA. The puck fluttered toward Fleury and dipped below his glove hand before hitting the net and ending the game. "I didnt think it would actually work, but it ended up working, so Im thanking my lucky stars tonight," Foligno said. Fleury also was responsible for a miscue leading to the Blue Jackets tying goal with less than 24 seconds remaining in regulation. He headed behind his net to play a Jack Johnson dump-in, but the puck hopped over his stick and found Ryan Johansen, who dished into the slot for a successful shot by Brandon Dubinsky. In a performance that was the polar opposite of Fleury, Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky started the game slowly and finished strong. Last seasons Vezina Trophy winner clocked in with 22 stops after giving up the games first three scores in a span of just over five minutes in the first period. Johansen and Boone Jenner notched the other goals for the Blue Jackets, who had gone 0-3 in Ohios capital in the postseason before Wednesdays triumph. Craig Adams, Chris Kunitz and James Neal tallied for the Penguins, who will try to bounce back with a better effort tonight on home ice to regain a lead in this best-of-seven battle. "The work, compete and battle level has been the most troubling thing from our team," Bylsma said. "Thats been the thing throughout this series thats been the most troubling. Thats got to be raised up to a level that is necessary at this time of year, this type of hockey, playoff hockey. We have ourselves in a series now. Its 2-2, best-of-three. We have to have that in our game and in our team if we are going to win this series." Prior to Game 4, the Blue Jackets scratched defenseman Ryan Murray with a right foot injury suffered when he took a shot to the skate in practice. Murray is questionable for Game 5, as is fellow defenseman Fedor Tyutin, who could be back in the lineup Saturday after missing the past two outings with an upper-body issue. Pittsburgh was 28-9-4 in the Steel City during the regular season, while the Blue Jackets were 21-17-3 as the visiting team. Columbus road win in Game 2, a 4-3 double-overtime victory, marked just the third time the Jackets won in Pittsburgh over 11 all-time meetings. Game 6 of this series is scheduled for Monday in Columbus. 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BUFFALO, N. George John Jersey .Y. -- The NHL is already interested in Sabres owner Terry Pegulas $172-million downtown Buffalo hockey/entertainment complex, even though the facility is not completed yet. Commissioner Gary Bettman told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the league is considering the Sabres pitch to relocate the NHLs annual pre-draft scouting combine from Toronto to Buffalo. "Its something thats being discussed, and I know its something that Ted Black is vigorously pursuing," Bettman said by phone, referring to the Sabres president. "Its a work in progress. We havent made any decisions. But were taking the expression of interest very seriously." Bettman made the revelation during an interview regarding Pegula and the facility hes building. Its called HarborCenter, and is currently under construction across the street from the Sabres arena. In a text to the AP, Black said discussions with the NHL regarding Buffalo hosting the combine have been taking place for the past several months. "The NHLs interest in Buffalo is very flattering and it is another example of the ways that were trying to promote Buffalo and HarborCenter as an international hockey destination," Black wrote. The facility is set to open in October and feature two ice rinks, 11 locker rooms, classroom space and a high-performance training facility. HarbourCenter will be connected to the Sabres arena and eventually also include a full-service hotel, which is set to open next year. The combine is run by the NHLs Central Scouting Bureau and is traditionally held in Toronto in late May. It brings together the leagues top draft-eligible prospects for testing and workouts that are open to the NHLs 30 teams. The testing is exclusively done off-ice inside a convention centre room. Some teams, including the Sabres, prefer to also hold additional on-ice workouts with prospects. HarborCenter has the potential to do both on- and off-ice testing under one roof. The complex is already attracting interest in hockey circles. Earlier this month, USA Hockey announced its annual All-American Prospects game will be played in Buffalo for the next two years. USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean has called HarborCenter a one-of-a-kind hockey facility in America. Ogrean anticipates HarborCenter will lead to USA Hockey hosting other events in Buffalo. The Sabres are preparing to make a bid to host the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championships. Javier Calle New York City Jersey . -- So much for concern that running back Marshawn Lynch would be absent from the Seattle Seahawks minicamp. Pablo Alvarez Jersey . The Canadiens captain, who underwent surgery on his injured biceps in the off-season, had been skating with the team in a non-contact capacity since last week.NEW YORK, N.Y. - Urijah Faber walked out on a Madison Square Garden stage in a Wes Welker jersey, the UFCs fun nod to that other "super" show this weekend. Peyton Manning would have been more appropriate choice. Like Manning, Faber is a former world champion and about as good as it gets in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Walking out of the cage on top? Thats where it gets tricky for the laidback Californian. Faber has a knack for losing MMA title fights, yet hes back in the octagon Saturday night with another shot at the belt. Faber fights 135-pound champ Renan Barao at UFC 169 at the Prudential Center, just a few miles away from MetLife Stadium, the site of Sundays Super Bowl. Hes 0 for 5 as the challenger in title bouts since 2008 — a measure of both his inability to rise to the occasion, yet proof of his tenacity to fight back toward the top. "Look at any other sport in the world. Who just quits if they didnt get No. 1?" Faber asked. "The reason I keep getting into these title fights is because no one else can beat me. Ive had fights to get into these positions and I win. And I win decisively." He sure does, including a stout 4-0 record in 2013. He choked out Michael McDonald just six weeks ago on a UFC on Fox card, and was pressed into service for Saturday night when injury-prone Dominick Cruz pulled out with a torn groin. "Im kind of used to Cruz not fighting these days," Faber said. Another UFC card going off without Cruz seems almost as automatic as one with Faber chasing another championship. Faber lost decisions to Cruz (2011) and the first Barao bout (2012) to extend his title-fight losing streak. "I figured Id fight him again," Faber said. "You start thinking about things right after the fight, the things that were difficult, the things you had success with. But I havent been dwelling on it, thats for sure. But looking again and recapping his fighting style is something Ive had to do." Fabers most notable championship reigns came with World Extreme Cagefighting. But "The California Kid" knows he needs a UFC championship to cemment his status as one of the best in the world. Josh Saunders New York City Jersey. "Saturdays a defining moment in his career," UFC President Dana White said. Jose Aldo defends his 145-pound championship against Ricardo Lamas and Alistair Overeem fights Frank Mir in a heavyweight bout to headline the fifth major UFC card at the Prudential Center since it opened in 2007. The UFC carved out a big slice of mainstream success in the New York area this week, with billboards and buses in Times Square promoting the show, and main event fighters were welcomed at the NFLs media day. "Anybody who knows the sport knows what great fights these are," White said. "Do I think were going to do 1 million buys this weekend? No, but I think were going to do well." Overeem and Mir could have main evented a PPV a few years back, but both heavyweights are fighting just to stay in UFC. Mir, a former heavyweight champion, hasnt won a bout in more than two years and has talked openly about moving into a broadcasting career. Overeem is riding a two-fight losing streak and is far removed from his prime and his last big win over Brock Lesnar at UFC 141 in 2011. Hes not not ready to quit. "Fighting in the UFC is the biggest stage, so theres always pressure to perform," Overeem said. "Ill keep fighting. What else can I do?" Only 34, Mir points to aging fighters like Dan Henderson as a reason to keep going in the cage for a few more years. "If I was losing to the No. 20 guy who just got to UFC, then after he beats me he cant win another fight," Mir said, "that would weigh on me." Mir said there was no shame in losing to Junior dos Santos, Daniel Cormier, and Josh Barnett. And if Mir has to fight elsewhere, even the self-proclaimed UFC lifer would consider his options. White isnt quite ready to proclaim Mir-Overeem a good ol fashioned "loser leaves town" bout. "Everybody keeps asking me if those guys are done, if one of them are getting cut," he said. "What if the fight is a (great) fight? Ill keep them both. But they need to perform on Saturday night." Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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The NBA play-offs begin on Saturday night. Pepe Reina Jersey . We examine the eight Western Conference teams to reach the post-season, identify their key players and analyse their title hopes. Golden State Warriors How good are the Warriors? Assessing a record-breaking 73-9 season Regular season record: 73-9, Pacific division championsWestern Conference play-off seeding: 1 Star man: Steph Curry - last seasons MVP raised the bar again this term, cementing his status as the greatest shooter in the history of the game. Curry smashed his own regular season three point shooting record, rattling home 402 baskets from beyond the arc. He surpassed the previous mark (286) with 24 regular season games to spare. Add to that an array of spectacular half-court shots and the fact that he ended the season as a member of the elite 50/40/90 club (thats 50 per cent successful shooting on field goals, 40 per cent on threes and 90 per cent on free throws for a season - only six other players have ever managed it in NBA history), its safe to say hell be celebrating a second regular season MVP award in due course. Changing the game Steph Curry and the Warriors are changing the face of basketball Season in summary: The greatest season in NBA history. The Warriors won 39 of their first 43 games, all while head coach Steve Kerr was absent though ill-health. Games were routinely finished as competitive contests after three quarters with Klay Thompsons scoring and Draymond Greens hard-nosed defence augmenting Currys offensive excellence.Play-off prognosis: Overwhelming favourites to repeat their 2015 triumph. Unquestionably the team to beat. To paraphrase former Chicago Bulls guard Ron Harper, 73-9 wont mean a thing, without that Championship ring.San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs are the likeliest threat to the Warriors dominance Regular season record: 67-15, South West division championsWestern Conference play-off seeding: 2Star man: Kawhi Leonard - Leonards evolution from defensive specialist into one of the top five all-round players in the league was fully realised in 2016. In typically efficient fashion, the Spurs small forward topped 20 points per game for the first time in his career and, allied with the successful free agency acquisition of LaMarcus Aldridge from Portland, allowed coach Gregg Popovich to successfully reinvent the Spurs style of play. Kawhi Leonard will lead the Spurs play-off push Season in summary: The Spurs ended the season with a 40-1 home record, their sole defeat coming at the hands of the history-making Warriors. While the world was being wowed by Golden State, the Spurs went about their business in typically understated fashion, somehow remaining under the radar as they won 67 games, the most in franchise history.Play-off prognosis: The team with the best chance to upset Golden State. Just how much did the shrewd Popovich hold back in the Spurs regular season meetings with the Warriors?Oklahoma City Thunder Can Oklahoma improve their ability to close out games Regular season record: 55-27, North West division championsWestern Conference play-off seeding: 3Star men: Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook - Durant bounced back from an injury-riddled 2015 in style, averaging 28.2 points per game and narrowly missing out on the second 50/40/90 season of his career. Westbrook was no less statistically impressive, racking up 18 triple doubles (games with double figure points, assists and rebounds), including one in just 18 minutes against the hapless Los Angeles Lakers.Season in summary: All-stars Durant and Westbrook are acknowledged as two of the leagues 10 best players. Given that, shouldnt the Thunder have won more than 55 games? Their Achilles heel? Poor execution in the final minutes of games. And that is sure to be a problem in the post-season. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant will lead the Thunders hopes Play-off prognosis: The Thunder should cruise through the opening round of the play-offs but its hard to see them getting the better of San Antonio over seven games in second round.LA ClippersRegular season record: 53-29Western Conference play-off seeding: 4Star man: Chris Paul - with All-Star forward Blake Griffin out with an injury suffered in an off-court altercation with a member of the Clippers own support staff, veteran point guard Paul ensured the forwards long-term absence did not derail the Clippers season. Thanks to Pauls leadership and ability to control the pace and flow of games, they didnt miss a beat, and arguably looked more effective without Griffin than with him. Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers will be outsiders for a run at the Conference crown Season in summary: Another 50-win season for the Clippers, with Paul well supported by the sharpshooting of JJ Redick and the defence of DeAndre Jordan. The acid test for LAs best team awaits: can they finally get beyond the opening rounds of the play-offs and into the Conference finals? If they cant, dont expect to see Paul, Griffin and Jordan together next season.Post-season prognosis: Likely to renew their rivalry with Golden State - who they ousted from the post-season in 2014 - in the second round of the play-offs. A hard-fought series is certain, but a repeat of their 2014 success isnt likely, especially with the returning Griffin looking some way short of his best.Portland TrailblazersRegular season record: 44-38Western Conference play-off seeding: 5Star man: Damian Lillard - Portlands point guard enjoyed a strong first half of the season yet, after being snubbed for a spot in the All-Star game, elevated his game again, dragging an unfancied Rip City squad into the post-season.Season in summary: Losing power forward LaMarcus Aldridge to San Antonio in last summers free agency looked like consigning Portland to the lower reaches of the Western Conference. But the determined Lillard, the emergence of shooting guard CJ McCollum and a solid season from head coach Terry Stotts has confounded those expectations. Damian Lillard is Portland Trail Blazers star man Play-off prognosis: No one expected the Blazers to be a play-off team this year, but their Cinderella story will end with a first round exit at the hands of the Clippers.Dallas MavericksRegular season record: 42-40Western Conference play-off seeding: 6Star man: Dirk Nowitzki - now in the twilight of his career, the former league MVP is a long way from the player who led the Mavericks to the title in 2012. However, the 37-year-old still found a way to lead Dallas into the post-season, lifting his scoring to 21.8 points per game in March when it was most needed. Evergreen Dirk Nowitzki continue to lead Dallas Mavericks bid Season in summary: With a roster full of veterans (Deron Williams, Wesley Matthews, David Lee, Raymond Felton) backing up Nowitzki, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle found a way to lead his team to a post-season spot for a third successive season.Play-off prognosis: Not good. The Mavs dont match up well with first round opponent Oklahoma City. They dont have anyone able to repel the scoring threat of Westbrook and Durant. Dirk and Co could be heading home after a one-sided first-round series.Memphis GrizzliesRegular season record: 42-40Western Conference play-off seeding: 7Star man: Zach Randolph - Bruising veteran power forward Z-Bo epitomises the Grizzlies old school grit and grind ethos. With All-Star team-mates Mike Conley and Marc Gasol absent with long-term injuries, Randolph carries even more responsibility on his shoulders in this post-season.Season in summary: Injury ravaged. The Grizzlies limped into the post-season after the loss of their two best players, point guard Conley and centre Gasol, winning just 11 of their 28 games after the All-Star break.Play-off prognosis: Without Conley and Gasol, a quick exit to the Spurs beckons for the Grizzlies.Houston Rockets Houston Rockets and James Harden are the eighth seed and face the unenviable task of the Goolden State Warriors Regular season record: 41-41Western Conference play-off seeding: 8Star man: James Harden - the owner of the NBAs most famous beard led the Rockets to the Western Conference finals last year and pushed Steph Curry all the way for MVP honours. But this season hasnt gone well. Harden still got his numbers (29 points per game, 7.5 assists per game) but his ball-dominant play has frustrated his team-mates, most notably centre Dwight Howard.Season in summary: Coach Kevin McHale was fired three weeks into the season, but that didnt resolve the Rockets on-court chemistry issues which persisted throughout the campaign. It took until the final night of the season for the Rockets to book their place in the post-season, as victory over Sacramento (combined with Utahs loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in Kobe Bryants final game) earned them the eighth seed.Play-off prognosis: The Rockets sub-par season resulted in them facing the Golden State Warriors in the first round. They surrendered 4-1 to the Dubs in last years Western Conference finals. Its tough to see them doing better this time around. Also See: Changing the game Juan Bernat Jersey . -- Zach Johnson asked his short-iron approach on the par-4 18th to "Do something right, baby. Arjen Robben Jersey . The Brazilian-born strikers brace drew him level with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo as the leagues leading scorers with 17 goals apiece through 16 rounds. "The important thing is to help the team win, not the goals," Diego Costa said. After a first half dominated by defence, Atletico pressed Valencia into its area and Diego Costa did the rest.Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray is entering his 12th year in the CFL and his third with the Argos. Hes coming off a season where he was injured twice, missing eight games, but still put up some eye-popping numbers. Ray passed for just under 2,900 yards, completing 77 per cent of his passes. He threw 21 touchdowns against just two interceptions, finishing with a mind-numbing QB rating of 126.4. Ray sat down on Saturday for a chat with Mike Hogan, the play-by-play voice of the Argos on TSN 1050. MH: Whats different about camp this year? RR:  The same basic philosophies are still there that coach (Scott Milanovich) carries on about how we practice, our tempo and what he expects from us, but there is a new feeling. We have a new defensive staff, a lot of new guys on defence. Offensively, were returning a lot of guys and coaches so it feels pretty similar. MH: On your side of the football, its good that you have the continuity that you do (Chad Kackert, Dontrelle Inman and Joe Eppele are the only 2013 starters not back this year). Can you put into words how important that is at this stage? RR:  It just makes things so much easier. Thinking back to the first year here, there was so much to learn, trying to get used to a new system and trying to get used to all the guys around you. Last year and this year, weve all played together and have a lot of game experience together and were still running the same stuff out there, so youre not trying to get used to everything and you can go out there and try and improve on things from the previous year. MH: Whats your relationship like with Coach Milanovich in the off-season? Do you keep in contact continually trying to tweak things, or do you go home to Northern California and just ignore football for a couple of months? RR: I pretty much go home and get away from football. Hell call me every now and then and tell me whats going on, say if they have any new ideas and really just see how the off-season is going, but its only a couple of times a year. Other than that, I try to get back and relax and just get refreshed for the new year. MH: Your first two seasons in Toronto saw very different results. The first year couldnt have gone any better, winning the 100th Grey Cup. Last year, everything was going fine when you were on the field, but you had to deal with a couple of injuries. When you look back at last season, just how frustrating was it? RR: It was, just missing so mucch time and having to watch and rehab and do all that. Bastian Schweinsteiger Jersey. It was fun to watch the guys play, to go out west and have that four-game winning streak, but not so much fun because youre sitting there watching and cant be out there playing. It was a weird year. We wrapped up first place and were just waiting around to see who we were going to play and had such high expectations and just werent able to get it done in the playoffs. MH: After the Argos were beaten badly in the 2010 Eastern Final by Montreal, some of them took it very hard, thought about it a lot in the off-season and used it as motivation. Did you think about losing last years Eastern Final often? RR: You think about it a lot, especially when you feel like you had a great opportunity to win the game. Sometimes when you get beaten pretty badly, its easier to swallow those than the ones that are close games where you had an opportunity to keep moving on. Its funny because were getting ready to play Hamilton in our next game (Thursday at Varsity Stadium), putting that film back on and then watching it (laughs) brings back a lot of not-so-good memories. So ya, that keeps you motivated. When you think about it, you try and work harder and you think about the next time you do get an opportunity like that to try and seize it. MH: There are still four running backs competing for the starting job. (Steve Slaton and Jeremiah Johnson are the new imports, up against returnee RB Curtis Steele. Also in the mix is University of Manitoba rookie Anthony Coombs) All of them seem to add something different to the mix. How would you assess the group? RR: Its been pretty fun watching them in camp. Curtis has a pretty good feel for what were trying to do out there. He gives a ton of effort on every play. The new guys are both very gifted athletes. Thats the position that we expect the most out of, with pass protection, running and catching out of the backfield and weve got three guys that can do it very well. Then you put Coombs in there and watching him, especially in one-on-one drills, he runs routes almost like a receiver, so hes going to be a good weapon for us. MH: Grey Cup or bust? RR:  Thats what it is every year (smiles). Thats the expectation that (General Manager) Jim Barker and Coach Milanovich have put on us. Theyve built a great foundation here and we feel like we should be able to go out and win every year and have a chance to get to the Grey Cup. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork. Anatole Abang Red Bulls Jersey .com) - Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored on the power play 2:20 into overtime to lift the Arizona Coyotes over the Florida Panthers, 2-1, on Saturday. Floridas Aleksander Barkov was sent to the penalty box for high sticking 1:25 into overtime. Ekman-Larsson took a pass from Sam Gagner and beat Roberto Luongo from the left circle to help Arizona stop a three-game losing streak. Justin Hodgman tied the game midway through the third period for the Coyotes, who got 23 saves from Mike Smith. Brandon Pirri scored the lone goal for the Panthers, who went 2-0-2 on a four- game road trip. Luongo stopped 39-of-41 shots. Pirri broke a scoreless tie at the 1:47 mark of the third period. Arizona defenseman Keith Yandle turned the puck over behind his own net, and the disc went to Tomas Fleischmann. He fed it out front to Pirri, who used a backhander to beat Smith. Hodgman scored in his NHL debut at 9:51 when he put home a rebound off Yandles blast from the point. Game Notes Coyotes center Antoine Vermette played in his 400th consecutive game Saturday ... Panthers center Dave Bolland missed his third straight game with a lower-body injury ... Arizona center Martin Hanzal missed his third straight contest with a lower-body injury. Ronald Zubar Jersey . So true. It is one thing to create a winning football team, and another to keep it winning. Each and every week it changes. The NFL creates a unique interest of not who is "the best", but much more who is "the best this week". Roy Miller Red Bulls Jersey . Matt Carkner got back into the Ottawa lineup, and made his presence felt right away by settling his clubs score in a one-sided fight with Rangers forward Brian Boyle.Russian state news agency TASS reports that there will be an athletics competition in Moscow on Thursday for athletes banned from the Rio Olympic Games. All but one member of Russias track and field team have been excluded from the Games by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in response to findings of state-sponsored doping.The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld that decision last week and the IAAF told Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko on Wednesday there were no grounds for further review of the decision. Russias president Vladimir Putin has attacked the decision to ban the athletes, saying Russia was a victim of pure discrimination.And it has now been announced that the banned athletes will take part in a Stars-2016 tournament at the Znamensky Brothers stadium on the outskirts of Moscow on Thursday ;July 28. Connor Lade Red Bulls Jersey. However, Russias best-known athlete, pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, will not participate.Yuri Borzakovsky, the head coach of the Russian athletics squad, told TASS: About 135 track and field athletes are going to compete.They include Olympic champions and medal holders, as well as less renowned athletes forbidden to compete in Rio.Pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva will not compete. She has decided to have a rest after such a hard season.Ivan Ukhov, who won high jump gold at London 2012, and Sergei Shubenkov, the 2015 world champion at 110m hurdles, will compete. Also See: Putin: Olympic ban discrimination Russian judo team get all clear IOC opts against Russia ban Russian swimmers to miss Rio Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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At first, the series looked like it was going to end in quickly, which was how everyone expected it to end.http://www.soccerbelgiumonline.com/Nicolas-Lombaerts-UEFA-European-Belgium-Jersey/ . But the Leafs clawed back. After being down 3-1 in the series, they fought their way into a Game 7, mainly due to the play of their goalie James Reimer: The Leafs came out hard in Game 7, but then… IT HAPPENED. After having a 4-1 lead with 10 minutes left in the game, the Bruins would come back and eventually win the game in overtime. Here are the highlights from that historic game (come on Leaf fans, you can watch, its been a year): Ridiculous. The city of Toronto was in shock. Watch the disappointment in Maple Leafs Square at around 2:50 of this video as Bergeron puts in the overtime winner: It was a devastating blow to Leaf nation. Comedy star Will Ferrell even expressed his emotions on the Leafs loss (sort of): And unfortunately this loss still lingers with Leaf Nation as the team still hasnt recovered form what happened last spring. Management potentially overreacted to the Game 7 loss as they made roster moves in the summer which seem to have hurt the team more than provide help so far. That one game has created so much damage to everyone involved. That hockey game will haunt me until the day I die... — Joffrey Lupul (@JLupul) May 14, 2013The collapse was quite recent but it is something leaf fans will remember for a long long time. Romelu Lukaku Belgium Jersey .com) - John Wall had 15 points, 12 assists and four steals as the Washington Wizards defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 92-85 on Monday night. Jan Vertonghen Jersey . Now Arizonas new manager is hoping Yasmany Tomas can have the same effect on the Diamondbacks.Jaromir Jagr has played his final game for the Czech Republic. Following Sundays 3-0 loss to Sweden in the bronze medal game of the IIHF World Championship, Jagr announced he was retiring from international hockey competition. "That was my last game for the Czech Republic," Jagr said. "Ill be back to play in the NHL next year, but I woont play for my country again.http://www.soccerbelgiumonline.com/Dedryck-Boyata-UEFA-European-Belgium-Jersey/. " Jagr, who re-signed with the New Jersey Devils in April on a one-year contract, represented his country at the Olympics five times and an additional eight times at the World Championship. The 42-year-old scored five goals and nine points in nine games in this years worlds in Minsk, Belarus. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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SOCHI, Russia -- Another golden opportunity awaits Team Canada. Gianluigi Buffon Italy Jersey . Four years after winning gold on home ice in Vancouver, the Canadians will get a chance to make it two in a row Sunday against Sweden after beating the United States 1-0 in the Olympic semifinals Friday at Bolshoy Ice Dome. This time, though, it was made possible by a few players who werent around in 2010, namely Jamie Benn and Carey Price. Benn scored for Canada on a pretty pass from fellow newcomer Jay Bouwmeester, and Price -- chosen by coach Mike Babcock to start over Vancouver golden goalie Roberto Luongo -- had 31 saves to make it stand up. Though it didnt show up on the scoresheet, Sidney Crosby was flying up and down the ice, creating chances seemingly at will. The captain still doesnt have a goal in this tournament, but along with the rest of his teammates he has raised his level of play just in time to play Sweden for the gold medal on Sunday. The United States will play for the bronze Saturday against Finland, which lost to the Swedes 2-1 in the other semifinal. Guaranteed either a gold or silver, this is the first time Canada has won a medal in an Olympics held outside North America since NHL players began participating in 1998. Canada and the U.S. traded chances throughout the first period. Just 90 seconds in, Crosby forced a turnover that led to a quality opportunity for Patrice Bergeron in front. More than five minutes in, Phil Kessel patiently waited for John Carlson to cross the blue-line and get a one-timer off that Price snagged with his glove. Not long after that, Crosby created a chance for Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Quick made a big save on Bergeron. Quick finished with 36 saves. It took until early in the second period for Canada to get on the board, thanks to a heads-up play from Bouwmeester. The smooth-skating defenceman waited it out with the puck above the left face-off circle, allowing Benn to find open space between Brooks Orpik and Carlson, playing together for the first time at these Olympics because of a hand injury to Paul Martin. A perfect sliding pass across the ice from Bouwmeester hit Benns stick right on the tape and deflected past Quick at the 1:41 mark of the second. At that point, Canada tilted the ice and spent much of the period hemming the Americans in their own end. The result was more brilliance from Quick, who had to slide post-to-post to rob Benn and oozed confidence. The same came from Price on the other end, as he didnt flash his glove hand as much as calmly lift it to catch the puck with ease. Canadas victory came a day after the womens team staged an improbable late comeback to beat the United States for its fourth straight gold medal. Babcock and his players said that victory taught them that "you dont give in." Of course the way Team Canada got to the gold-medal game was very different. It hasnt trailed for even one second at these Olympics. That didnt stop the women from trying to use their experience as motivation. Alternate captain Hayley Wickenheiser, starting goalie Shannon Szabados and forward Brianne Jenner were responsible for a letter posted in the mens locker-room that read: "Tonight is yours. Own the moment. We are proof that every minute matters. The podium is reserved for the brave. Earn every inch, dictate the pace. Go get em! From the girls! :)" The men are one win away from giving Canada double gold in hockey for the third time in the past four Olympics. Friday nights game was skated almost at the blistering pace of the one played Feb. 28, 2010, that Canada won 3-2 on Crosbys unforgettable overtime goal. Some of Canadas best players in the Olympic rematch were watching from home four years ago. In addition to Bouwmeester, Benn and Price, Jeff Carter looked like he was playing in another gear and defenceman Alex Pietrangelo and Marc-Edouard Vlasic quietly controlled the game. NOTES -- Canada scratched defenceman P.K Subban on defence and the injured John Tavares at forward. Tavares, who suffered a tournament- and season-ending left knee injury against Latvia, will remain with the team until after the Olympics. Matt Duchene filled his spot in the lineup. ... Russian star Alex Ovechkin was in attendance, sitting at centre ice on the suite level of Bolshoy Ice Dome. Ovechkin did not take the first charter flight back to North America after his father underwent heart surgery. He tweeted Friday night: "Thanks to all for support. My dad going to be good and he see you all again." ... 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Brad Richards and Mats Zuccarello scored in a shootout, and the Rangers beat Pittsburgh 4-3 on Friday night to hand the Penguins a rare loss in the tiebreaker. "We deserved this win with the way that we played the whole game," said New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who stopped two of three shots he faced in the shootout. "I dont know if it was desperation, but we understood how important this game was. We have a long break here and you definitely want to end it the right way." Benoit Pouliot scored twice in regulation for the Rangers, who bounced back from a home loss to Edmonton the night before and won for the fifth time in six games. The Penguins had won all four of their previous shootouts this season and 14 of the past 15 overall. Their most recent loss was two years ago to the day against Montreal. "Its not something that happens very often with our group -- our shooters and (Marc-Andre Fleury) in net," Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma said. "But Henrik is almost as good, and was tonight." Zuccarello, the second New York shooter in the tiebreaker, tucked a backhand under the pads of Fleury -- who had not allowed a shootout goal all season. Evgeni Malkin beat Lundqvist to extend the game before Richards flipped a shot past Fleury to end it. Lundqvist made 26 saves, running his winning streak to five games. "We played a real solid game," Richards said. "We played hard. Theyre going to get goals sometimes, that stuff happens, but we gave ourselves a chance to win." James Neal tied it for Pittsburgh with 2:56 left in regulation. It was Neals 20th goal of the season and third in three games. Olli Maatta and Malkin also scored for the Penguins, who lead second-place New York by 16 points in the Metropolitan Division. The final game day before the Olympic break for both teams began on a somewhat sombre note when the Penguins announced that Kris Letang will be out at least six weeks because of a stroke. Letang, who has been put on blood thinners, also was found to have a small hole in his heart. "No one expects to hear something like that," said Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, who like the rest of his teammates was informed Friday morning about Letangs condition. "Its not something you typically hear about a guy who takes as good care as he does of himself. It was a surprise, but from what we heard, hess well taken care of and has got it under control. Leonardo Bonucci Jersey. " Without their top defenceman for the fifth straight game, Pittsburgh allowed 41 shots on goal and had a rare weak penalty-killing effort. The Penguins lost for only the second time in their last 18 home games, ending a five-game home winning streak against the Rangers that dated to 2012. "Not a good game for us," Malkin said. "We need to play better; we were lucky to take one point. The last 10 minutes we played, I think, better than the Rangers. But we need to play 60 minutes, and for 60 minutes we werent that great." Pouliot gave New York a third-period lead when he capped his first multigoal game in almost a year with 10:38 left. Pouliot wristed a rebound of Dan Girardis shot up under the crossbar from close range past Fleury for the Rangers second power-play goal of the game -- the first two goals Pittsburghs NHL-best penalty kill allowed at home in a span of 10 games (30 chances). Girardi also scored on the power play, in the opening minute of the second period. It took the Rangers 64 seconds to take a 1-0 lead. Zuccarello extended his point streak to six games when he earned an assist after Pouliot shoved a puck in that Fleury had pinned between his skate and the right post. Maatta answered 11 minutes later with the first of two goals on the night for Pittsburghs NHL-leading power play, slamming home a rebound of Crosbys shot into an open net for the rookies sixth of the season. Malkin added a power-play goal in the second period, a one-timed slap shot from outside the right circle off a feed from Neal. The goal, Malkins 18th of the season, extended his point streak to five games. That tied it 2-all at 8:29 of the second after Girardi had scored during the periods opening minute. "We definitely played better than we did (Thursday)," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "I thought we played with more energy and more focus and more purpose to our game. And we had to -- were playing against such a strong opponent that we had to bring our A game to the table. And I thought 5-on-5 we played a real solid game." The Rangers improved to 4-2 in shootouts this season. Pittsburgh had won 22 of 25 shootouts dating to Feb. 26, 2011. Fleury stopped Pouliot on the Rangers first attempt, extending the goalies streak to 12 unsuccessful shootout tries by opponents this season. NOTES: The Penguins fell to 14-1-1 this season when scoring a power-play goal at home. ... Pittsburgh has scored a power-play goal in three consecutive games for the first time since doing so in six straight from Nov. 27 to Dec. 7. ... The Rangers previous win in Pittsburgh was on Jan. 6, 2012. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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Santi Cazorla insists something needs to change at Arsenal if they are to improve next season having missed out on the Premier League title. Francisco Silva Chile Jersey . Arsenal hit the top of the table over the Christmas period, but are now 12 points off leaders Leicester after a poor run of form since late winter.Cazorla, who could return to the squad for the Saturday Night Football clash with Norwich after a long injury absence, says that while the clubs attacking philosophy is welcomed, they must also learn how to hold leads. Santi Cazorla insists something needs to change at Arsenal next season In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, Cazorla said: Certainly we need to change something, because if we want to win we need to change. We will see what we have to do, but I think we need to be more regular, regulars every time.This year we lost at home to Swansea, drew at home to Crystal Palace, and this is the difference if you want to win the league. For example against Crystal Palace when we were winning 1-0, we need to think about defending sometimes.Its true we have a great mentality and great philosophy, because we always want to attack and always want to score, but sometimes we need to be clever, and if we are winning 1-0 we need to protect this result and win the three points. Arsene Wenger has come under criticism in recent weeks We had a great opportunity [to win the title], we know that and we were disappointed. But this is football, and we only look to the future.There are protests planned at the Emirates for the visit of Norwich, and although Arsene Wenger has fielded most of the criticism, Cazorla says the club must take collective responsibility.We all have the responsibility this season. When we win we win together, when we lose we lose together, we are a team, he added. Arsenal were top of the table earlier in the season but cannot win the league now I hope next season we improve a lot and I hope we win next season.The first thing I can say is sorry for my injury; I couldnt help the team for a long time. And the second one would be thank you very much for the support, they are amazing supporters, and the disappointment is normal.We know we had a great opportunity to win the league this year and the only thing now is to fight until the end for the final three games.Watch the extended interview with Santi Cazorla on Soccer Saturday from midday on Sky Sports News HQ Also See: Sky Live: Arsenal v Norwich Nicholas backs Arsenal protests Back us, Wenger urges fans Winterburn: Time against Wenger Gerard Pique Barcelona Jersey . Make that, almost always subjective. Saturday at Carrow Road, the spirit of fair play trumped the rulebook, costing Norwich City three points. Fabian Orellana Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla.(SportsNetwork.com) - The Calgary Flames are spoilers once again. With losses in three straight and seven of their last 10 games, the Nashville Predators have seriously damaged their already slim playoff chances. The Predators hope to boost their fading postseason hopes when they visit the Flames for Fridays clash at the Saddledome. Calgary is one of only two teams behind the Predators in the Western Conference standings. With only 12 games left in its regular-season schedule, Nashville is 11 points behind Phoenix for the last wild card berth in the West. The Flames, who trail Nashville by five points in the standings, can win the season series against the Preds on Friday. Nashville earned a 4-2 home win on Jan. 14, but Calgary responded 10 days later with a 5-4 shootout victory at the Saddledome. Nashville has won six of nine in the series overall, but the Flames have claimed three straight and five of the last six encounters in Calgary. Although the Flames are headed for a fifth straight year out of the playoffs, the club has played solid hockey of late, picking up their third win in four games with Tuesdays home victory over Buffalo. Mike Cammalleri and Paul Byron scored in the third period to help the Flames earn the 3-1 decision, while Calgarys Joni Ortio, in his eighth NHL start, outdueled Buffalos Nathan Lieuwen. Ortio gave up one goal on four shots in the first period -- Drew Staffords wraparound after a Calgary turnover behind the net -- and only needed to record 13 saves for the win. Joe Colborne scored the other goal for the Flames in the second period. "The boys regrouped between the first and second and we skated so much better. We saw our team working and making great plays," Flames head coach Bob Hartley said. The win pushed Calgarys record on home ice this season to 16-16-3. The Flames will visit Edmonton on Saturday before returning to the Saddledome for a thrree-game homestand against San Jose, Anaheim and the New York Rangers. Ivan Luis Zamorano Jersey. With an average of 2.34 goals per game, the Predators offence has been a sore spot for the club all season long. The problem has been magnified of late, as Nashville has been held to one goal or less in seven of its past 10 games. The Preds have notched a total of two goals during their current three-game slide and the club was shut out Wednesday night in Vancouver, dropping a 2-0 decision against the Canucks. That setback came one day after Nashville opened a four-game road trip with a 5-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, the bottom team in the Western Conference. Rookie goaltender Eddie Lack of the Canucks made 30 saves to frustrate the Predators on Wednesday. Nashville failed to score despite having four power- play opportunities, including two in the third period. Carter Hutton turned aside 20-of-22 shots for the Predators to take a tough- luck loss. "Weve got to get some goals for our goaltender," Predators coach Barry Trotz said. "Carter Hutton had a good game for us. We need some production from our forwards. Weve got virtually zero. If our defense arent scoring, were not scoring it seems like." Nashville lost forward Paul Gaustad to an upper-body injury on Wednesday and he expects to miss tonights contest. Gaustad has nine goals and seven assists in 70 games this season. The Preds recalled Calle Jarnkrok from the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL and the forward is set to make his NHL debut on Friday. Jarnkrok was acquired from Detroit before the trade deadline in the deal that sent David Legwand to the Red Wings. The 22-year-old Swede has compiled 43 points (18 goals, 25 assists) in 62 total AHL games with Milwaukee and the Grand Rapids Griffins this season. Nashville, which will complete its current swing this Sunday in Chicago, is 14-14-6 as the road team this season. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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