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LIVERPOOL, England -- Ki Sung-Yeungs first-half penalty gave last-place Sunderland a surprise 1-0 win at 10-man Everton on Thursday after goalkeeper Tim Howard was sent off for bringing down the South Korea midfielder. Dick Allen Jersey . Ki, who is on loan from Swansea, darted into the box midway through the first half and was tackled by Howard, who was given a straight red card. The midfielder then converted the 25th-minute spot kick to give Sunderland its first away win of the season and a much-needed boost in its fight to escape the relegation zone. Gus Poyets team remains bottom, three points from safety. Everton brought on Ross Barkley as a substitute and piled on the pressure after the break but could not find an equalizer, with Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone pulling off several impressive saves. Everton is fifth after only its second loss of the season, five points off the league lead. Howard saved a shot by Jack Colback shortly before the incident that led to his sending off. Howard opted for a short goal-kick to Leon Osman, who couldnt control it and Ki stole the ball and tried to go around Howard but was fouled by the goalkeeper. Ki, who also netted the winning goal against Chelsea in the League Cup quarterfinals, then made no mistake in firing the penalty in past substitute goalkeeper Joel Robles. Robles looked shaky as he fumbled Ondrej Celustkas drive in the 36th minute but did well to block the follow-up by Sebastian Larsson and from the resulting corner, Ki miscued wildly when trying to shoot. After the break, Everton began to apply some pressure but Mannone made a decent parry to keep out Phil Jagielkas header and got his hands on Romelu Lukakus attempt at a rebound shot. Lukaku then saw Mannone get down to claim his drilled shot from outside the box, before Barkley - who netted so spectacularly in the previous game against Swansea - sent another ambitious effort too high. Mannone comfortably dealt with further shots from Lukaku and Barkley, then produced a delightful save to push behind a rising drive from Bryan Oviedo. Pete Rose Jersey . Garcia had eight birdies overall to go with a lone bogey on the fourth to move to an 18-under total of 198 at the Asian Tour event. "I was able to hit some really nice shots and then was able to roll two or three really good putts in and it was nice to be able to finish birdie, birdie on this difficult finishing stretch," Garcia said. Jimmy Foxx Jersey . Here is a look at all the moves through the first week of NHL Free Agency. The most significant deals will get the full Numbers Game column treatment, like these:Briere-for-Parenteau trade.Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan will be sidelined indefinitely after suffering a groin injury in Fridays loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The Raptors revealed the extent of the injury on Saturday, specifying that the All-Star guard tore his left adductor longus tendon. DeRozan ffell to the floor on a drive to the basket in the third quarter. Jay Bruce Jersey. He eventually got to his feet and walked off the court gingerly. Before leaving the contest, DeRozan was held scoreless on 0-for-8 shooting from the field. He entered Friday leading the Raptors with 20.7 points a game. ' ' '
Brian Wilson will be wearing Dodger Blue for at least another season. Dallas Cowboys Gear . The free-agent reliever agreed to terms on a $10 million, one-year contract to stay with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations said Thursday. The deal is pending a physical, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not made an announcement regarding the quirky, bearded three-time All-Star. Wilsons new contract includes an $8.5 million player option for the 2015 season. Wilson, a right-hander and the 2010 majors saves leader while with San Francisco, joined the NL West champion Dodgers last season after a second Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery. He missed almost the entire 2012 season when the Giants won their second World Series in three years. Wilson immediately fit in well with his former teams archrival. Getting a fresh start, he went 2-1 with a 0.66 ERA in 18 outings over 13 2-3 innings this year for Los Angeles. He became a reliable option out of the bullpen for manager Don Mattingly once the right-hander returned from the lengthy elbow rehab. Wilson chose to join the Dodgers when the Giants declined to bring him back in December 2012. Now, he is set to pitch his first full season since 2011. Wilson signed with Los Angeles last July 31 after working out for several clubs at the University of San Francisco -- and that included the Giants, who monitored his recovery each step of the way. He then made four scoreless appearances during a minor league rehab assignment before the Dodgers activated him Aug. 19. The Giants declined to tender a one-year contract to the closer last December, making him a free agent. Wilson was the 2010 major league saves leader with 48, but made only two appearances for the club in 2011 after experiencing elbow trouble in April. He underwent reconstructive Tommy John surgery on April 19 that year, his second such procedure on his pitching elbow after also having it done while in college at LSU in 2003. Dr. James Andrews performed both operations. Wilson missed the teams run to its second championship in three years. That move with Wilson, who earned $8.5 million during his injury-shortened 2012 season, was hardly unexpected given the uncertainty surrounding when the right-hander might be healthy again and ready to pitch. Wilson has spent his first seven major league seasons with San Francisco after the Giants selected him in the 24th round of the 2003 draft. He got the final out in Game 5 of the 2010 World Series at Texas to clinch the franchises first championship since moving West in 1958. Wilson finished 6-4 with a 3.11 ERA and 36 saves in 57 appearances in 2011, but was held out down the stretch as a precaution. Then he complained of discomfort in the elbow on April 13, 2012, and was sent for an MRI exam. Wilson had thrown 32 pitches at Colorado a day earlier while working on back-to-back days, and had to be checked on once. Stitched Cowboys Jerseys . Locke overcame a shaky start to pitch seven innings and Josh Harrison had three hits to extend his hot streak as the Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 7-3 on Wednesday night. Cowboys Jerseys 2021 . -- When the Los Angeles Kings are on top of their formidable defensive game, they revel in the silence they can create in a frustrated road arena.Chapel Hill, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Iowa Hawkeyes play their first true road game of the season on Wednesday night, as they head to the Dean Smith Center to tangle with the 12th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Iowa is 5-2 on the young season, having claimed all of its wins at home, while its two setbacks occurred against Texas and Syracuse on back-to-back nights in New York City as part of the 2K Classic. The Hawkeyes have since won three straight, with the most recent being a 77-44 rout of visiting Longwood last Saturday. North Carolina brings a 5-1 record into this matchup, as the team has won two in a row since suffering a 74-66 loss to Butler in the Bahamas as part of the Battle 4 Atlantis. The Tar Heels responded to the defeat by posting double- digit wins over UCLA and Florida. Iowa leads the all-time series with North Carolina, 2-1, and this is the first meeting since the Tar Heels took a 106-92 decision on Nov. 24, 2004. Iowas strength this season has been its ability to put the clamps down at the defensive end, as it yields only 57.6 ppg behind typical shooting efforts of .348 overall and .292 from 3-point range. From an offensive standpoint, the Hawkeyes are netting 73.7 ppg, and boast a pair of double-digit scorers in forwards Aaron White (16.7 ppg, 7.6 rpg) and Jarrod Uthoff (11.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg). Three others net at least 7.3 ppg for a team that is knocking down 43.2 percent of its total shots, which includes a 34.3 percent showing from beyond the arc, and owns favorable margins in both rebounding (+4.6) and turnovers (+2.6). Whitee turned in an impressive effort in the recent win over Longwood, as he went 8-of-12 from the floor to score 19 points, while Uthoff chipped in with 11 and Gabriel Olaseni came off the bench to tack on 10 more. Dallas Cowboys Store. Iowa was once again on point when it came to playing defense, as the Lancers hit just 31.3 percent of their field goal attempts, while committing 20 turnovers. North Carolina has had very little trouble putting points on the board through the first few weeks of the season, as it is averaging 81.3 ppg in converting 44.9 percent of its total shots, although that includes only a 31.6 percent effort from 3-point land. There are four double-digit scorers on the roster, led by Marcus Paige and his 15.2 ppg. Kennedy Meeks is averaging a near double-double with 13.8 points and 9.7 rebounds per contest, the latter figure helping the team log a +4.7 rebounding differential. The Tar Heels are also on the plus side of the ledger in turnover margin (+3.3), while limiting the opposition to 33.7 percent field goal efficiency, which includes a dreadful 26.8 percent performance from long range. All five starters scored in double figures for UNC in the 75-64 win over Florida in the Bahamas last week, as the team used a red-hot shooting effort in the opening half to keep the Gators at bay. Meeks led the Tar Heels with 18 points and 13 boards, although he was guilty of six of the teams 19 turnovers. Paige used a 9-of-10 effort at the foul line to tally 16 points for the winning side, as Florida was held to 32.8 percent shooting, which included a 6-of-27 effort from downtown. ' ' '
BRIGHTON, England - Arsenal is set to add a much-needed defensive reinforcement to its squad on Monday by completing the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista. Ryan Dempster Jersey Cubs .The Spanish side announced Saturday that the clubs had agreed a deal in principle for the Brazilian centre back and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed the transfer was very, very close.Speaking after Arsenals 3-2 win over Brighton in the FA Cup on Sunday, Wenger said he is confident the 24-year-old Paulista will have no problem securing a work permit and described him as tall, pacy and strong in the challenges . I see in him good potential.Arsenal has been light on numbers in defence this season, with Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny the only genuine centre backs in the squad. Hector Velazquez Jersey Red Sox .com) - The Winnipeg Jets placed defenceman Paul Postma on injured reserve Tuesday. Lou Brock Jersey Cubs . On paper, it looks a little like Andre the Giant taking on a midget wrestler. It has all the makings of a rout with the Americans adding an eighth win in nine outings of this biennial event. The Yanks have eight players in the top 15 in the world while the Internationals have just one.Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - It wasnt pretty, but Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers grinded out a 93-90 win over the short- handed Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday. Paul missed a pair of free throws that could have made it a three-point game with 13.8 seconds remaining, but he went to the ground to secure the rebound on Sebastian Telfairs miss at the other end and Griffin sank two from the stripe. It was 91-88 with 5.8 seconds left when LA fouled Nick Collison intentionally to prevent the Thunder from getting off a look from 3-point range. He hit two as well, then J.J. Redick restored the three-point margin with his pair with 2.8 seconds to play. Without any timeouts, Thunder center Steven Adams inbounded to Serge Ibaka near mid-court. Ibaka took two dribbles and lined up a deep triple, which missed short as the final buzzer sounded. Griffin showed off an improved jumper on his way to 23 points and Paul tallied 22 with seven assists to edge out a Thunder unit that hardly resembled the team that took the Spurs to six games in the Western Conference finals after knocking the Clippers out of the playoffs a season ago. Reigning league MVP Kevin Durant had foot surgery and will miss the early portion of the season. The Thunder also traveled to Los Angles without guards Reggie Jackson, Jeremy Lamb and Anthony Morrow and rookie big man Mitch McGary. Russell Westbrook joined the walking wounded after leaving in the second quarter with a small fracture in his rigght hand. Jake Arrieta Jersey Cubs. Instead of Durant and Westbrook, who averaged a combined 53.8 points per game last season, it was third-year forward Perry Jones totaling a career-high 32 points to keep things competitive. Ibaka added 17 points and Telfair scored 11 with seven helpers off the bench. The Thunder started 4-for-4 from the field, with four different players hitting shots to stake the visitors an early 8-0 lead. Griffin settled down the Clippers with a pair of free throws, but Ibaka scored eight straight Thunder points to keep them in front. Paul split a pair at the line later in the period to make it 22-20. Again the Thunder responded, this time with four straight Jones free throws. OKC led 28-22 after one. Jamal Crawford heated up early the second, scoring nine of LAs first 14 points in the period. His triple at 7:46 gave the Clippers their first lead. Jones scored five straight late in the period to put the Thunder back in front, but LA scored eight of the final 10 points in the half to take a 46-41 lead into halftime. Oklahoma City locked down defensively in the second half to stay in the game and give itself a chance late. Game Notes This was the first regular season game for new Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who purchased the team for a record $2 billion this offseason ... Crawford scored 16 points off the bench ... OKC won the rebounding margin, 47-33, but more than doubled LAs turnovers, 27-12. ' ' '
SAN JOSE, Calif. Timberwolves Jerseys 2021 . - Dustin Brown snapped a tie 44 seconds into the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 in an NHL preseason game on Tuesday night.Drew Doughty, in his first appearance of the preseason, scored the tying goal midway through the first period. Justin Williams and Dwight King also scored for the Kings (4-0-1).Joe Thornton scored for the Sharks, who lost in regulation at home for the first time in five preseason games.Los Angeles Jonathan Quick stopped 16 of 17 shots in two periods in his first preseason game appearance. Martin Jones saved all seven shots he faced in the third period.Antti Niemi went the distance and made 26 saves, but took the loss.The teams will open the regular season against each other on Oct. 8 in Los Angeles. Al Jefferson Jersey . The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the confidential nature of the search, confirmed reports by several media outlets. The interview took place in Southern California on Monday. Radoslav Nesterovic Jersey . Cornet won six straight games to rally from a 2-0 deficit and take the first set. The 25th-ranked Frenchwoman broke back twice in the second set before Bacsinszky saved a match point at 5-4.Former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka says shell miss clay-court tournaments at Madrid and Rome next month, putting into question whether shell enter the French Open. Azarenka has been dealing with a left foot injury this season and last played on tour at Indian Wells, Calif., on March 7. In a posting on her Twitter feed Saturday, Azarenka wrote: "Just wanted to give everyone an update on my recovery. Working hard to get fit again. Will be in touch soon. Jeff Teague Jersey. ..." The posting included a link to a video of Azarenka saying, "Hey, everybody, unfortunately I wont be competing in Madrid and Rome this year." Play starts in Madrid on May 3, and in Rome on May 12. The years second Grand Slam tournament starts in Paris on May 25. Azarenka is a two-time Australian Open champion and a two-time U.S. Open runner-up. She is currently ranked No. 4. ' ' '
New York, NY - Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell, Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake and New York Jets kicker Nick Folk have been selected as the AFCs top players for Week 9 of the NFL season. Bob Dandridge Jersey . Campbell earned the offensive award after completing 23-of-35 passes for 262 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in a 24-18 win over Baltimore. He became the first Browns quarterback to throw at least three TD passes without an interception since Brady Quinn in 2009 and helped Cleveland snap an 11-game losing streak to Baltimore. Wake picked up the defensive honour after his overtime sack of Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton in the end zone gave the Dolphins the winning safety and a 22-20 victory over the Bengals. He finished the game with five tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Folk continued his perfect season Sunday with four field goals in New Yorks 26-20 win over New Orleans. He made kicks of 39, 21, 47 and 45 yards, extending his streak to 23 straight field goals made to start the season. Its his second special teams award of the season, having also captured the honour in Week 1. Other offensive nominees included New England quarterback Tom Brady, who threw for 432 yards with four touchdowns in a 55-31 victory over Pittsburgh; Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who caught nine passes for 143 yards with a touchdown against the Steelers; and Houston receiver Andre Johnson, who hauled in nine passes for 229 yards with a career-best three touchdowns in a 27-24 loss to Indianapolis. Defensive consideration went to Miami cornerback Brent Grimes, who had five tackles and returned an interception 94 yards for a touchdown against the Bengals; and Kansas City cornerback Sean Smith, who returned an interception 100 yards for a score in a 23-13 win over Buffalo. Kansas City kicker Ryan Succop was nominated for the special teams award after kicking three field goals to help the Chiefs stay undefeated. Guy Rodgers Jersey . Rockies manager Walt Weiss was unhappy, too. Weiss addressed the issue in a 15-minute meeting with his pitcher and catcher after the Rockies gave up 14 hits and lost 10-1. De La Rosa lasted only 4 1-3 innings and allowed five runs in his first opening-day start. Larry Krystkowiak Jersey .com) - Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett is active for Sundays matchup with the Miami Dolphins.MONTREAL -- Montreal Impact defenders Karl Ouimette and Wandrille Lefevre were selected Wednesday for the inaugural Homegrown Game as part of MLS all-star festivities next month in Portland. Toronto FC defender Ashtone Morgan, a Toronto native, and Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Russell Teibeert of Niagara Falls, Ont. Greg Monroe Jersey. , will also play on the 20-man squad of top MLS homegrown players against the Portland Timbers U23 side at Providence Park on Aug. 4. The MLS all-star game is set for Aug. 6 between the top MLS players and German champions Bayern Munich. ' ' '
ASHBURN, Va. Saucony Scarpe Scontate . - The Washington Redskins have cut defensive lineman Adam Carriker and punter Sav Rocca. Carriker tore the quad tendon in his right knee in the second game of the 2012 season and hasnt played since. Hes had three surgeries on the knee and has been aiming for a comeback in 2014. Carriker was a first-round draft pick by the St. Louis Rams in 2007. The Redskins acquired him in a trade in 2010. Rocca, a 40-year-old former Australian Rules Football star in his native country, had a disappointing year in his third season with the Redskins. His 33.8-yard net average ranked last in the NFL. The Redskins on Tuesday also released tight end Richard Quinn and waived running backs Jawan Jamison and Davin Meggett. Vans Outlet Italia . And rest hardly led to rust for the two-time defending NBA champions. Air Jordan 1 Italia . Maximilian Arnold put Wolfsburg ahead in the eighth minute, when the stationary Fallou Diagne allowed him to guide Patrick Ochs cross beyond the helpless Freiburg goalkeeper, and Ivica Olic doubled the lead three minutes later after Luiz Gustavo did well to set him up.BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt "fantastic." He was talking about his back, not his game. One day into his most recent return from injury, thats what mattered to him. Woods opened with two straight bogeys, made five more bogeys in a seven-hole stretch around the turn at tough Congressional and finally found his groove late in the opening round of the Quicken Loans National for a 3-over 74. Woods was tied for 83rd — only 19 players had a higher score — and he will have to score better Friday if he wants to avoid missing the cut for the first time in two years. "I made so many little mistakes," Woods said. "So I played a lot better than the score indicated." Congressional had a lot to do with that. Two weeks after a U.S. Open that had no rough, Congressional made it feel like one. Any shot just off the fairway was buried, making it difficult for even the powerful players to reach the green on some of the longer par 4s. Greg Chalmers finished with three straight birdies for a 66 and a one-shot lead over Ricky Barnes and Freddie Jacobson. Defending champion Bill Haas, Patrick Reed, U.S. Open runner-up Erik Compton and Tyrone Van Aswegen shot 68. Compton birdied his last four holes. "I didnt think it was easy at all," Chalmers said. "I played really well, and I think anybody who plays really well can shoot a low score. You just have to be coming out of the fairway, and I didnt that the majority of the time today." Only 26 players in the 120-man field broke par. This day, however, was all about Woods. He has been golfs biggest draw since he turned pro in 1996 and accumulated 79 wins on the PGA Tour and 14 majors. He won the last two times he played Congressional, in 2009 and 2012. Even with an early start, the gallery lined the entire left side of the 218-yard 10th hole, with hundreds of others watching from the patio and veranda of the famed clubhouse at Congressional. Two holes into Woods opening round, they had reason to ask: We waited three months for this? But it wasnt just Woods. He played with Jason Day and Jordan Spieth, and that trio of top-10 players combined for six bogeys in two holes. All three of them were in the fairway on the same hole one time the entire round — on No. 11, the hardest at Congressional, and only because Days tee shot ricocheted off a tree. Day had a 73, while Spieth shot 74. "It was cool playing the first one back," Spieth said. "I love playing aalongside Jason, as well. Vapormax Plus Italia. . We are all rooting for each other, and thats a good feeling. It was hard to root for each other because it just looked like the lid was closed on the hole. But once we all started hitting a couple fairways, it got better at the end." Mike Weir of Brights Grove, Ont., the lone Canadian in the field, also opened at 3 over. Woods looked about the same as he has all year. He gave away shots with his short game, with some ordinary chips and not making as many putts as he once did. On his second hole, No. 11, he had a 50-foot putt from the fringe that came up 18 feet short of the hole. He missed consecutive 6-foot putts — one for birdie, one for par. He did most of the damage to his card around the turn, failing to get up-and-down for par on the 15th, 17th and 18th holes, hitting a poor chip from the side of a bunker on the long par-3 second, pulling a pitching wedge into a bunker on No. 3 and missing a 5-foot putt. That put him at 6 over for the round. At the time, Day was 4 over and Spieth was 5 over. "We were all kind of looking to break 80," Woods said. "It was a bit of a fight today for all of us, but we all hung in there." Woods found some rhythm from there, hitting an approach from 196 yards on the 467-yard fourth hole to 3 feet, and ending with short birdie putts on the par-3 seventh and short par-4 eighth by wisely using the slopes in the greens to feed it close to the hole. More telling was his final hole. He thought he had a chance to end his round with a 35-foot birdie putt, and as it broke just right of the cup, he quickly dropped to a crouch and then rose up to go mark his ball. That was the best evidence there was no problem with his back. "The backs great," Woods said. "I had no issues at all — no twinges, no nothing. It felt fantastic. Thats one of the reasons why I let go on those tee shots. I hit it pretty hard out there." Woods last played at Doral on March 9, when he closed with a 78 while coping with pain in his lower back. He had microdiscectomy surgery March 31, causing him to miss the Masters and U.S. Open. His return this soon was a surprise, and Woods was candid in saying that he might not have played if the Quicken Loans National did not benefit his foundations work with children. He also made it clear he was not risking further injury by playing now. The only issue Thursday was rust. "We saw what happened when he found his rhythm," Spieth said, alluding to Woods making three birdies over his last six holes, and missing only one green. ' ' '
BROOKLYN, Mich. Replica Wholesale Shoes . -- Jimmie Johnson finally won a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. The six-time series champion won Sunday for the first time in 25 Cup starts at MIS, outlasting pole winner Kevin Harvick by 1.214 seconds. It was Johnsons third victory in four races -- and the fifth in a row for Chevrolet and Hendrick Motorsports. Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. also have won for Chevy and Hendrick during the streak that doesnt count Jamie McMurrays win for Chevy in the Sprint All-Star race last month. Brad Keselowski finished third Sunday after two straight runner-up showings at Dover and Pocono. Paul Menard was fourth, followed by Kasey Kahne, Gordon and Earnhardt in the 400-mile, 200-lap race. Johnson had finished in the top five four times previously at Michigan, including a second-place showing in August 2011. He lost in August 2012 when his engine faltered with six laps remaining. Johnson led after 164 laps Sunday before stopping to pit and giving up the lead. He was back in front with about 10 laps to go following a cycle of pit stops by other drivers, and the No. 48 Chevy led by a comfortable margin down the stretch. Hendrick had four drivers in the top seven. Johnson is trying for his seventh Cup title, which would tie the mark shared by Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt. This was his 69th career victory, and hes the first driver with three wins in 2014. There are now only four tracks on the current schedule where Johnson has never won -- Kentucky, Watkins Glen, Chicagoland and Homestead-Miami. Its the third time Hendrick has won five straight races. The team accomplished the feat twice in 2007, including a six-race streak. Gordons sixth-place finish was enough to keep him atop the points race, with Johnson moving up two spots to second. Ford had won the last three Cup races at Michigan, with Joey Logano prevailing last August and Greg Biffle winning twice before that. Keselowski couldnt extend that streak, and Logano finished ninth. It was a rough day for Roush Fenway Racing, which has a record 13 Cup victories at Michigan. Biffle finished 20th and Carl Edwards was 23rd. Giannis Antetokounmpo Shoes Sale .com) - Al Horford collected 19 points and 16 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks held off a furious rally to beat the Detroit Pistons 106-103 on Friday night in a game between two of the NBAs hottest teams. Air Max Plus Sale . -- Tiago Splitter tipped in a rebound with 2.As a deadlock in CFL labour negotiations stretched through this past week and so much rhetoric and brinkmanship made a work stoppage seem unavoidable, it was surprising when sources confirmed to TSN that progress in talks between the CFL and the Players Associations were moving quickly Friday and into Saturday. Neither side would publicly confirm or deny any discussions were taking place, until the near unexpected happened. On Saturday night sources confirmed to TSN, the league and players agreed to terms on a new, tentative CBA, pending ratification by the unions players. A league source confirmed the CFLs board of governors must also ratify any potential agreement. Neither side would confirm specific details of the tentative deal, but sources confirmed constructive movement toward a deal started Friday. After TSN Insider Dave Naylor confirmed earlier in the week that players on seven of the leagues nine teams had voted in favour of strike action, and with strike votes set to take place in Calgary and Edmonton Saturday, sources told TSN “back door” discussions through an appointed mediator began Friday morning. Ideas and proposals were passed back and forth without acrimony and without talks breaking down. By Friday night, during a Players Association conference call, a tentative deal began to take shape. The league would hold firm on a $5 million salary cap (2013s salary cap was set at $4.4 million) increasing $50,000 a season, and would not budge on its threshold to renegotiate the salary cap in the third year of a new CBA, set at an aggregate revenue increase of $27 million from the previous year. But the ratification bonus to players would increase to $7,5000 for veterans and $1,500 for rookies. Air Jordan 8 Sale. . And with the union possibly controlling the disbursement of the bonus, and setting a scale for veterans, a six-year CFL veteran could potentially earn $12,000 if the CBA is ratified. The league minimum salary would also rise to $50,000, from $45,000 in 2013. A significant non-financial element also possibly included was the elimination of the option contract year for non-rookies. Sources said the term of the new CBA could be set at either four years, five years or five years plus an option to extend into a sixth season. The current CBA expired May 29, the same day talks broke down after the union countered a league proposal, which included a $5 million cap and $27 million threshold, with a $5.8 million cap and $12 million threshold to renegotiate the cap. The league also rejected another offer from the players earlier this week, which included $5.2 million cap and $18 million threshold. New, positive labour discussions continued into Saturday afternoon before a scheduled conference call between union executives and team representatives. A source close to the discussions said he felt “confident” a tentative deal would be reached by the end of the day, although conceded the debate amongst the players would be “vigorous.” After a four-hour call, the union agreed to take the deal to its players. A league source confirmed the board of governors ratification vote will take place “as soon as possible.” In a joint statement the league and Players Association emphasized: “Further details [about the agreement] will not be made public until these votes have taken place.” ' ' '
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland - About four weeks after winning Olympic gold in the super-G, Anna Fenninger completed her run to the overall World Cup title Thursday by taking second in the same event. Packers Jerseys 2020 . The 24-year-old Austrian finished behind Lara Gut at the World Cup Finals but built an unassailable 215-point lead over her Swiss friend with two races remaining this weekend. "Its just, Wow," said Fenninger, the first Austrian woman to win the overall title since Nicole Hosp in 2007. "It means that you are the best skier in the world over the whole season." Fenningers path to Alpine skiings most prestigious honour was made easier when her closest challenger, Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany, sustained season-ending injuries after crashing in the downhill on Wednesday. Still, her consistency over a tiring five-month season earned her the honour of becoming the 27th different womens champion since the World Cup launched in 1967. "You cant win the overall because you are lucky," Gut said. "You win the overall because you are the best." Fenninger carried the momentum of her Olympic exploits, including silver in giant slalom, into a surge of points in recent weeks. Her only slip since Sochi was a sixth-place finish in the final downhill on Wednesday, racing minutes before Hoefl-Riesch crashed. "I was so nervous yesterday it was not normal," Fenninger said. "But I learned from yesterday for today and Im stoked that I can show my good skiing again." Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein, who was second in the overall standings heading to Sochi, also was lost for the season when she crashed in training on the Olympic downhill course. Starting just before Gut on Thursday, Fenninger punched the air with her right fist after crossing the line, then blew a kiss to the television camera while waiting for her rival in the finish area. Gut then finished in 1 minute, 17.14 seconds on the sunbathed course, 0.61 seconds faster than Fenninger. Tina Maze of Slovenia, the defending overall champion, trailed Gut by 0.95 in third. Marie-Michele Gagnon of Lac-Etchemin, Que., did not finish. Guts victory, her second straight after her downhill success, clinched the season-long super-G title, a first career World Cup trophy for the 22-year-old Swiss racer. Gut looked up at the giant screens, pumped both fists and basked in a loud ovation from a 5,000-strong home crowd. "Its cool," the 22-year-old Gut said. "Winning it at home and finally bringing a (crystal) globe back to Switzerland, its amazing." Guts seventh World Cup race win this season is the most on the womens circuit, and leaves her third overall. Fenninger, however, won three giant slaloms — including back-to-back races last week in Are, Sweden — and racked up podium finishes. She finished second in the downhill standings, behind Hoefl-Riesch, and in super-G. She also stands second in the giant slalom race behind Jessica Lindell-Vikarby of Sweden. The final GS race closes the season on Sunday. By then, Austria hopes Marcel Hirscher will have clinched the mens overall title to give the Alpine nation its first double success since 2002. Fake Packers Jerseys . -- The Sacramento Kings have claimed forward Travis Outlaw off waivers under the NBAs new amnesty provision, filling out the frontcourt with another veteran. Green Bay Packers Gear . Damyean Dotson, 19, Dominic Artis, 19 and Brandon Austin, 18, were suspended after the school received a police report concerning allegations made by a student who said she was assaulted by the players in early March.ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Edmonton Rush extended their season-opening winning streak to seven games on Saturday, by downing the Minnesota Swarm 14-9 in National Lacrosse League. Jeremy Thompson scored three times, while Mark Matthews, Riley Loewen and Zach Greer had two each for the Rush. Curtis Knight, Chris Corbeil, Robert Church, Jarrett Davis and Nik Bilic got the other Edmonton goals. Green Bay Packers Pro Shop. Jordan MacIntosh had three goals for Minnesota (1-6). Callum Crawford and Logas Schuss scored twice, while Kiel Matisz and Josh Gillam also scored for the Swarm. Aaron Bold made 37 saves for Edmonton. Tyler Carlson stopped 18 of 26 shots for Minnesota, while teammate Zach Higgins blocked 15 of 20. ' ' '
MOOSE JAW, Sask. Mike Whittington Jersey Online . -- The Moose Jaw Warriors have hired Tim Hunter as their new head coach. Hunter spent 14 years as an NHL assistant, most recently with the Washington Capitals in 2013. Before that he was an assistant under Ron Wilson with the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2008 to 2011. The 53-year-old Calgary native played 815 NHL games with the Flames, Quebec Nordiques, Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks. He won the Stanley Cup as co-captain of the Flames in 1989. This is the first head coaching job of Hunters career. Quincy Wilson Jersey Online . UCI President Brian Cookson said Wednesday the commission will investigate allegations "that the UCI has been involved in wrongdoing in the past -- allegations which have done so much to hurt the credibility of the UCI and our sport. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale . -- One shot came out of bottom of a cactus, the other from the base of a desert bush with rocks scattered around it.STUTTGART, Germany -- Alisa Kleybanova defeated third-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-2, 7-6 (3) to provide the first major upset at the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday. The 102nd-ranked Kleybanova rallied from 5-3 down in the second set to beat her Czech opponent. It was the Russians first victory against a top-10 player since winning her battle against Hodgkins lymphoma, which kept her out between May 2011 and March 2012. The sixth-ranked Kvitova had been given a bye to the second round and was playing her first match since inspiring the Czech Republic to the Fed Cup final last weekend. Earlier, Ana Ivanovic defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-3 to send the Wimbledon finalist out in the first round. Ivanovic, the world No. 12 and forrmer French Open winner, needed just one hour to beat the 24-year-old Berliner. Cheap Jerseys For Sale. Italys Flavia Pennetta fired 10 aces to none in her 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 win over wild card Andrea Petkovic. It left four of the six home players out of the most important German womens competition at the first hurdle. Pennetta will face the fifth-seeded Jelena Jankovic in the second round, with the winner then playing Kleybanova in the quarterfinals. Wild card Julia Goerges gave the supporters reason for cheer with a surprise 6-1, 7-5 win over Romanias Sorana Cirstea. The 94th-ranked German will next face Ivanovic on Thursday. Italys Sara Errani booked her quarterfinal place by defeating Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-3, 6-3. ' ' '
Cary Koch is joining the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Dennis Rodman Jersey . The club announced Wednesday they have signed import wide receiver. The native of Baton Rouge, LA was an underrated contributor in the Eskimos receiving corps the past two years. His breakout 2013 was cut in half due to injury but he was on pace to eclipse 1,000 yards receiving and set a new career high in touchdowns with eight. Koch has 1,601 career receiving yards and 14 touchdowns over four years between the Eskimos and Saskatchewan Roughriders. Roberto Clemente Jersey . -- The defending Canadian womens curling champions squandered an opportunity to take sole possession of first place in the standings Tuesday at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Joe Montana Jersey . Both of Padakins goals came in the second period while Zane Jones added a single in the first period for Calgary (13-6-4). Hitmen goaltender Chris Driedger finished with 30 saves for the shutout. SANDY, Utah -- Thrust into an underdog role once again, Real Salt Lake kept its season alive after receiving help from unlikely sources. Sebastian Velasquez scored his first MLS goal in the first half, Chris Schuler added the winning goal in the first overtime and Salt Lake advanced to the Western Conference finals with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Thursday night. RSL won the series 2-1 on aggregate, reaching a conference final for the third time in five years and ending the Galaxys bid for a third consecutive MLS Cup. They will host Portland in the first leg of the conference finals on Sunday. The Timbers advanced with a 5-3 aggregate win over Seattle in Thursday nights late game. "11 players defended," RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando said. "Thats the big key. The way we play in our system, we need everybody to pitch in and defend and give the effort. Tonight, we did that. (Coach) Jason (Kreis) said we needed to do that and challenged a lot of us. The result today shows the challenge was met." Salt Lake allowed just three shots on goal through 120 minutes and kept Los Angeles from mounting a serious scoring challenge for the bulk of the match. "We all knew they were going to focus on Robbie (Keane) and myself, so it was incumbent upon the other guys to make some plays," Galaxy forward Landon Donovan said. "Robbie and I couldnt pull a rabbit out of a hat tonight, so we needed some other guys to step up and make plays. Unfortunately, it didnt happen so it made it difficult for everyone." Salt Lake started out strong on the offensive end in the first half, mixing several nice passes with good ball movement to break down the Los Angeles defence. The Galaxy made it easier for Salt Lake to create some scoring chances by struggling to possess the ball and clear it. RSLs efforts paid off in the 35th minute when Velasquezs goal tied it 1-1 on the aggregate. Chris Wingertt sent a cross into Velasquez, who was unmarked just outside the top of the 6-yard box. Authentic Michael Jordan Jersey. Velasquez quickly made the Galaxy pay, sending a snap-header past goalkeeper Jaime Penedo for his first goal in an RSL uniform. Velasquez earned the start in place of injured midfielder Ned Grabavoy, who sat out with a left hamstring strain. "Hes an extremely hungry player that has some real gifts," Kreis said. "Sometimes its difficult to get some of those gifts to come out of him. Tonight, he took a major step forward." Los Angeles had no answer on the other end. The Galaxy created eight shots before halftime, but did not put any on the frame. RSL had three shots on goal out of a total of six shots. "The conditions were tough," Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said. "But both teams have to play under those conditions. They played better than we did. They were very direct. They just played the ball behind us and put our backs under pressure and scrapped a lot." Salt Lake stepped up its pressure after halftime. Schuler sent a header into the crossbar in the 74th minute after Javier Morales crossed it to him off a corner kick. Then Alavro Saborio collected the ball outside the box in the 78th minute and blasted it to the left side, hitting the post. RSL had its most painful near-miss during the 84th minute. Morales scored an apparent go-ahead goal when he sent a through ball on a free kick into the back of the net. A foul in the box away from the ball negated the scoring play. Schuler came through in overtime. Latching onto a cross from Morales on a free kick in the 102nd minute, Schuler corralled the ball on a run to the back post and tapped it home just inside the post for his first MLS goal this season. Salt Lake improved to 2-2-2 in second-leg matches in the MLS playoffs. RSLs previous second leg win came against Columbus in the 2009 Eastern Conference semifinals. ' ' '
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