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The Vancouver Canucks continue their road trip Sunday morning when they travel to the Motor City to take on the Detroit Red Wings. Frank Gore 49ers Jersey . Vancouver are coming off a 5-0 blanking of the Columbus Blue Jackets, while Detroit were 5-4 shootout winners in New Jersey in their last contest on Friday. The Detroit Red Wings won both games against the Vancouver Canucks last season and hold a 4-0-1 record in the past five. Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg had three goals and three assists. Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard allowed one goal in the two games. Vancouver goalie Ryan Miller has won three straight, including back-to-back shutouts. Miller has stopped 75 of the past 76 shots he has faced and has a .914 save percentage. Im feeling better about some positioning and stuff, Miller said. I feel all right. I feel like Im still trying to build the right kind of game to play with this team. Coach Willie Desjardins isnt pleased with their play as a whole. It hasn’t been the team that has played well, he said after practice Saturday. Our goaltender has played well. We have to get playing better. Detroit has averaged 3.5 goals in their past 10 games. After scoring five goals in their first 46 man-advantages (10.9 per cent), the Red Wings have scored 15 power-play goals in their past 47 chances (31.9 per cent). The Red Wings, who might reunite Zetterberg with forward Pavel Datsyuk on the top line, could have defenceman Brendan Smith back. Smith, out with a hand infection, was cleared to return Saturday. If Smith returns, rookie defenceman Xavier Ouellet will return to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League. Howard will start for Detroit, which has won three straight games. Hear the call on TSN 1040 with coverage beginning at 9am and puck drop at 11am. Weston Richburg 49ers Jersey .J. Fair didnt have many chances to be the main option for Syracuse last season. Jimmie Ward Jersey . But luckily for the Canadian squad, one goal was all it needed. Winnipegs Sophie Schmidt scored the winner off a Diana Matheson corner kick to seal Canadas third-place spot in the Torneio Internacional de Futebol Feminino in Brazil on Sunday.After the Penguins defeat in Game 6, it was reported that the teams principle owner and former captain, Mario Lemieux, came down to the locker room to calm the 26-year-old captain down. During their talk, Lemieux was reported to have discussed with Crosby how a captains erratic behaviour can negatively impact the team.Lemieuex told Crosby... "You cant behave the way you did at the end of the game, it gives off a bad vibe to your teammates, it gives off a vibe that might be portraying you in a negative light, especially when youre struggling."Lemieux followed that up with a statement that Crosby has most likely understood since the first time he stepped foot onto an NHL rink. "..star players just have to fight through things like this"Super Mario has been Sidney Crosbys mentor ever since the Penguins selected him first overall in 2005, and he certainly can empathize with the Penguins current captain on what it feels like when emotions get the best of a player during a heated contest.Theres no better example of Lemieux letting his emotions get the better of him than during this bout between him and then referee, Kerry Fraser. The incident started when Lemieux received a high-sticking penalty, and while he sat in the box Fraser skated over and shared a few words that sent the Penguins captain into an uncontrollable rage. Lemieux shot outt of the penalty box towards Fraser before being restrained by teammates and promptly sent to the dressing rooms with a game-misconduct penalty. Tarvarius Moore 49ers Jersey. The 1993-94 season was a trying one for Lemieux, just one year removed from announcing he had been diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma while also coming off of an off-season surgery to fix a herniated muscle in his back. The injury to his back caused Lemieux to miss fifty-eight games that season and his mounting frustration with his injuries began to show, especially in his incident with Fraser. There was another occurrence earlier in Lemieuxs career where he let his frustration boil over, one that would serve Crosby as a sobering reminder of what can happen when a star player picks a fight with the wrong guy. During a regular season game between the Capitals and Penguins, an irritated Lemieux engaged in a shoving match with Bob Gould that turned into a fist fight. The end result? A broken Jaw for Lemieux and a night spent at George Washington University Hospital.Crosby definitely already knows what it feels like to have a broken jaw, and were sure it wasnt too enjoyable. The last thing the Penguins need in Game 7 is their captain engaging in unnecessary fights. So, to Sid the Kid, it may be best to take Lemieuxs advice, as he certainly knows what happens when keeping it real goes wrong. Cheap Heat Jerseys Cheap Hornets Jerseys Cheap Hawks Jerseys Cheap Bucks Jerseys Cheap Pacers Jerseys Cheap Pistons Jerseys Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys Cheap Bulls Jerseys Cheap Raptors Jerseys Cheap 76ers Jerseys Cheap Knicks Jerseys Cheap Nets Jerseys Cheap Celtics Jerseys Cheap Magic Jerseys Cheap Wizards Jerseys ' ' '
Ben Bishop took another step toward his return Thursday but hes not there yet. Manchester United Jerseys . The Tampa Bay Lightning goalie was in full gear at practice but he didnt take any shots. Instead, he skated on his own and did some light work with goalie coach Frantz Jean, according to reports. Bishop missed the last three games of the regular season and the Lightnings series opening loss to the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday. Anders Lindback will likely start again for Tampa in Game 2 against Montreal on Friday. Tuesdays Practice Lines Forwards Killorn - Johnson - Stamkos Panik - Filppula - Callahan Brown - Thompson - Purcell Pyatt - Paquette - Kucherov Defencemen Hedman - Salo Carle - Gudas Brewer - Kostka Goaltenders Lindback Gudlevskis Not practicing Palat (upper body injury) Joel Castro Pereira Jersey . Louis second-period goal increased the New York Rangers lead but Dustin Brown has countered for the Los Angeles Kings who now trail the New York Rangers 2-1 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden. Cheap Manchester United Jersey . -- The Anaheim Ducks have signed left wing Dany Heatley to a one-year deal, returning the 33-year-old unrestricted free agent to the Pacific Division.DETROIT - The San Jose Sharks bus was late, so Tomas Hertl had to wait. That gave fans outside Joe Louis Arena another chance to ask for autographs from the 19-year-old whose stardom in the NHL has arrived earlier than most expected. Hertl has seven goals and three assists in his first eight games and is an early front-runner for the Calder Trophy as the rookie of the year. That production even caught coach Todd McLellan a little off-guard. "Id be lying if I said I wasnt (surprised)," he said after San Joses morning skate Monday in Detroit. "We expected him to be able to come in and make an impact on our team, but not to the extent that he has to this point." Hertls four-goal game Oct. 8 against the New York Rangers put him in the spotlight, spurring plenty of talk about showmanship because he shot between his legs and scored. Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates caused a stir by saying its important for young players like Hertl not to "disrespect the league," while an off-colour locker-room comment by captain Joe Thornton spun the attention in a different direction for a little while. The 2012 first-round pick has cooled off slightly since that breakout performance, but its not like the Sharks expect multi-goal games out of him that often. Given the ups and downs rookies tend to face, he might not finish the season with 20. Thats OK, because as general manager Doug Wilson puts it, "Tomas is not a one dimensional player." "Its not just the offensive numbers," Wilson said in a phone interview. "This kid is very poised in his own zone, he makes really smart plays protecting the puck, and to us hes a three-zone player that just fits in with how we want to play and where were going with our team." Where the Sharks are going is back on the rise, thanks in large part to the next generation of offensive players, including Hertl, potential Canadian Olympian Logan Couture and likely U.S. Olympian Joe Pavelski. And Wilson sees parallels between Hertls growth and what Couture and Pavelski went through as they blossomed into established NHL players. "We just think hes got a great combination of skill-sets: Obviously the size and the hands, but his vision and just how he can play all three zones," Wilson said. "Weve gone throough this before and even though its a very different physical dynamic than Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski, but he has the vision and the ability to do things, I think, that high-end players have. Jesse Lingard Jersey. " Having just moved to North America after two full seasons in the Czech Extraliga in his native Czech Republic, Hertls English is limited. On the night he scored four goals, he kept saying how much of a dream it felt like. Monday he credited linemates Thornton and Brent Burns for his play and fellow Czech Martin Havlat for tutelage off the ice. "Our team is very good," he said. Wilson does believe playing alongside Thornton and Burns has helped Hertl, but the rookie gets points for thinking the game at a high enough level to click with such skilled veterans. The Sharks saw that in him dating to his time at the world junior championships. Of course the NHL is a long way from the junior level, and McLellan expects Hertl to hit a rough patch. "As a 19-year-old and all the emotions of starting the year and scoring seven goals early, its going to catch up to him at some point," he said. "Then well have to work him through those down times as well." The Sharks are prepared for that. Wilson said the organization doesnt go out of its way to promote young players — "we never have and we never will." So if the hype that surrounded Hertl after his four-goal game fades away or picks up, theres a strategy for getting the most out of him. "The most important thing is that theyre a trusted teammate and a trusted player by the coach, who can put them out on the ice in many different situations," Wilson said. "The other stuff, obviously the attention is he scored four goals or hes done this. The respect and equity he earns within our dressing room is how he plays the game shift-to-shift, day-to-day and hes earned that." As for Hertl being a reliable three-zone player, Thornton figures hell find out eventually. "With him and Burnsie, they just forecheck so hard, so I really havent seen him play too much defence all year," Thornton said with a smile. "I think weve only been playing in the offensive zone, to be honest with you." Thats not a bad place to be for a player with Hertls abilities. Cheap Heat Jerseys Cheap Hornets Jerseys Cheap Hawks Jerseys Cheap Bucks Jerseys Cheap Pacers Jerseys Cheap Pistons Jerseys Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys Cheap Bulls Jerseys Cheap Raptors Jerseys Cheap 76ers Jerseys Cheap Knicks Jerseys Cheap Nets Jerseys Cheap Celtics Jerseys Cheap Magic Jerseys Cheap Wizards Jerseys ' ' '
BALTIMORE -- Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a sprained right knee ligament, an injury far less serious than originally feared. Jordan Akins Jersey . Machado took an awkward swing in Mondays game against the New York Yankees and crumpled in the batters box, clutching his knee. He had to be helped off the field and was provided a pair of crutches after the game. An MRI on Tuesday revealed that the 2013 Gold Glove recipient has a sprained ligament. If all goes well, he could be back for the final month of the season. "Obviously, its a great relief," Machado said. "When it happens, things cross your mind and you assume already the worse. But you cant assume anything until you actually see the results and its in front of your face. Im just glad its not as bad as we thought." Manager Buck Showalter expects to have Machado back sometime around Aug. 27, the day hes eligible to return. "Hopefully hell be back then or close to it," Showalter said. "Its not if now, but when." Machado didnt put a timetable on his return. "Whenever I feel good. Whenever Im able to go out there and be Manny Machado," he said. "I dont know when that is going to be. It could be tomorrow, it could be in a month, it could be in three weeks." Machado missed the first month of the season while recovering from surgery on his left knee. This is the other knee, but the 22-year-old insisted he doesnt worry about chronic knee issues. "Obviously, you dont want to be in the position I am in right now. But it is all part of the game," he said. "Those are the things you cant control. Those are things only God can control. So, get it stronger, get back and keep running forward." Machado is batting .278 with 12 homers and 32 RBIs. He has also contributed defensively for the AL East leaders, who entered play Wednesday with a 6 1/2-game lead over second-place Toronto. Chris Davis started at third base for the Orioles on Wednesday. He replaced Machado on Monday and has 74 games of major league experience at the position. Baltimore has purchased the contract of infielder Cord Phelps from Triple-A Norfolk. The team cleared room for Phelps on the 40-man roster by moving catcher Matt Wieters to the 60-day disabled list. Phelps hit .258 with 23 extra-base hits and 49 RBIs in 97 games for the Tides. "Right now hes the best option," Showalter said. The left side of the infield has also been without shortstop J.J. Hardy, who sprained his left thumb Saturday. Showalter said Hardy could be pressed into action on Wednesday if needed, but the Orioles have a day off Thursday and its likely Hardy wont return until Baltimore faces the Indians in a three-game set that begins Friday. "My goal is to be on the field in the Cleveland series," Hardy said. "Not sure which day." Keke Coutee Jersey .5 million, two-year contract that runs through 2015. Venable, the son of former big leaguer Max Venable, will make $4. Houston Texans Jerseys . Lack replaced an injured Roberto Luongo late in the first period then watched defenceman Chris Tanev score the winning goal midway through the third as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Jets 2-1 in a tight NHL game. ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For the first 8 minutes of the Ducks return to Anaheim, coach Bruce Boudreau thought he saw the residual effects of an eight-game, 15-day road trip. For the rest of the night, the Ducks dug deep -- and demonstrated why theyre on top of the NHL. Hampus Lindholm scored his first career goal, Corey Perry got the tiebreaking goal right before the second-period buzzer, and the Ducks stayed perfect at home with a 5-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday. Ryan Getzlaf, Lindholm and Cam Fowler each had a goal and an assist in Anaheims triumphant return from a 5-2-1 road trip. With six wins in their last seven games, the Ducks (13-3-1) lead the league with 27 points despite playing alongside Phoenix and San Jose in the competitive Pacific Division. "It didnt look like we had a lot of energy or jump (early)," Boudreau said. "Then it seemed like it all kicked in again." Shane Doan put the Coyotes ahead in the opening minutes, but the Ducks eventually responded with the same aggressive play and balanced goal-scoring theyve used to climb up the standings -- and the NHLs worst power play even chipped in twice. "We knew tonight was going to be difficult, but we cant use being tired as an excuse for not doing what we have to do," said Perry, fourth in the NHL with 10 goals. "We learned a lot from the way we started last year, and we have to continue to do what we did." Even with largely awful special-teams play, the Ducks are off to their second straight outstanding start under Boudreau after opening 22-3-4 last winter. Anaheim moved to the top of the league table this season amid a brutal schedule that includes yet another East Coast road trip after the current three-game homestand. The Ducks are 6-0 at Honda Center, maintaining the only perfect home record in the NHL. "We were definitely treating this game with tons of importance," said Fowler, who matched his goal total from last season. "We knew the type of roll Phoenix was on, and it seems like nobody seems to be losing in our division right now. We understood how important these two points were." Perry tipped home Lindholms shot during a delayed penalty with 1.1 seconds left in the period, and Fowler provided a cushion with the second man-advantage goal of the night for the Ducks, whose power play had scored just four times all season. Jonas&nbssp;Hiller made 24 saves for the Ducks, and Andrew Cogliano added an empty-net goal with 1:02 to play while limping to the bench after Doan levelled him with a big hit along the far boards. Justin Reid Texans Jersey. Michael Stone scored a power-play goal for the Coyotes, who had won five straight. Mike Smith stopped 24 shots, but Phoenix failed to earn a point for just the second time in 14 games. "We were in a back-to-back, and they were coming off a long road trip, so it was a pretty even playing field," said Doan, who has five goals in his last seven games. "But we know we gave it to them." After Doans early goal in his 1,262nd regular-season game, Lindholm evened it in his 15th NHL game. The 19-year-old rookie defenceman, whose surprising emergence has catalyzed Anaheims fast start, converted a pass from Mathieu Perreault in the slot. After Stone put Phoenix back ahead, Getzlaf evened it moments later with a shot off Martin Hanzals stick during a two-man advantage for his seventh goal. Anaheims power play went 1 for 28 on the road trip. Perry then put the Ducks ahead in the waning seconds, lightly deflecting Lindholms shot from the blue line. "You cant win a game in this league if youre going to turn the puck over and be undisciplined," Phoenix coach Dave Tippett said. "We knew it was going to be a hard game, and it was a good test for our team to see how wed react. When youre chasing in the game -- especially when youre playing back-to-backs -- you look tired. But we just didnt play smart enough or execute well enough." Teemu Selanne returned to the Ducks ahead of schedule after missing the final three games of the trip for oral surgery. The Finnish Flash, who was expected to be out for two weeks, lost four teeth and needed 40 stitches after taking an inadvertent high stick from Philadelphias Luke Schenn. Phoenix played without defenceman Derek Morris, who incurred a lower-body injury in Tuesdays win over Vancouver. The Coyotes then lost right wing Radim Vrbata to a lower-body injury during the game. NOTES: Anaheim D Luca Sbisa played his second game of the season after missing the first five weeks with an injury. ... Phoenix D David Schlemko missed his fourth straight game with a lower-body injury. ... Sami Vatanen, who has the only other goal by a Ducks defenceman this season, was scratched. Cheap Heat Jerseys Cheap Hornets Jerseys Cheap Hawks Jerseys Cheap Bucks Jerseys Cheap Pacers Jerseys Cheap Pistons Jerseys Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys Cheap Bulls Jerseys Cheap Raptors Jerseys Cheap 76ers Jerseys Cheap Knicks Jerseys Cheap Nets Jerseys Cheap Celtics Jerseys Cheap Magic Jerseys Cheap Wizards Jerseys ' ' '
Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes will return to Old Trafford after Standard Liege cancelled his loan deal. Axel Tuanzebe Jersey . Valdes has been an outcast at United following a bust-up with manager Louis van Gaal, and he joined the Belgian club in January.The former Barcelona stopper had been due to stay with Liege for the remainder of the campaign, but has now left the club after playing just eight games. Valdes is recovering from injury, and his departure has been confirmed by Standard Liege along with on loan Olympiakos midfielder Giannis Maniatis.A statement from Liege read: We want to give youngsters a chance in the upcoming games. Valdes is currently injured, so we decided to terminate the deal. Victor Valdes warms up before a match between Man Utd and Southampton As we decided to give more playing time to the youth players at the end of the season and because they couldnt be selected for medical reasons, the Spanish goalkeeper and the Greek midfielder have decided, in agreement with the club, to finish their loans at the end of this week.Standard Liege want to thank Giannis and Victor for everything they did for our club, especially during the successful campaign on the way to winning the Belgian Cup. We also wish them the best in the rest of their professional careers. The 34-year-old won the Belgian Cup during his short spell but has not played since a 1-1 draw with Kortrijk on April 10.Valdes joined United on a free transfer in January 2015 and made two appearances for the club at the end of last season.The Catalan is out of contract in the summer but United do have the option to extend his deal for another 12 months. Luke Shaw Jersey . Dragic was a game-time decision because of a sore right ankle that had kept him out of Wednesdays loss at Utah, but played all but the last 10 seconds of the second half in the first 40-point game for a Phoenix player since Amare Stoudemires 44 on March 19, 2010. Ashley Young Jersey .com) - Bradley Beals 22 points and seven rebounds helped the Washington Wizards erase a halftime deficit and top the Utah Jazz, 93-84, on Sunday. HOUSTON -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia called what Houston starter Bud Norris has done to his team this year a "nightmare you cant shake." Thankfully for Los Angeles, Scioscias offence woke up when Norris left the game before the eighth inning and found a way to put the Astros away for a 4-2 win on Friday night. Pinch-runner Peter Bourjos scored the go-ahead run in the eighth on an error and Erick Aybar added a two-run single in the ninth to help the Angels to the victory. Hank Conger doubled off Paul Clemens (4-3) to start the eighth. Conger was replaced by Bourjos before Aybar drew a walk. Bourjos took third on a fly out by J.B. Shuck. Shortstop Ronny Cedenos error on the play, when he bounced the ball trying to pick off Aybar at second, allowed Bourjos to dash home just ahead of the throw. Aybars bases-loaded single sent two home and extended the lead to 4-1 in the ninth. Houstons Jason Castro homered in the fourth before Mike Trout tied it at 1 with an RBI single in the sixth. The Angels had scored 33 runs on 46 hits in their last four games. But Norris, who entered the game having allowed just one run in three starts -- all wins -- against Los Angeles this season, continued to be tough on the Angels. He yielded four hits and no earned runs with five strikeouts in seven innings. "Hes thrown as well as anybody weve faced this year, probably better than anybody weve faced on a consistent basis," Scioscia said. "Hes got that fastball thats sneaky and hes mixing his breaking ball in. I thought we had better at-bats against him tonight but the results were pretty much what weve seen the first several times hes pitched against us." Conger was glad they were finally able to win a game against the Astros when Norris was pitching and extend their winning streak to four games. "Its huge," he said. "Just the fact that we were able to pull off a win facing Bud Norris, knowing how well hes been throwing against us. That was one that we really needed coming off the road trip with Detroit and bringing that momentum here was really huge for us." Los Angeles starter Jerome Williams limited Houston to five hits and a run over 6 1-3 innings. Dane De La Rosa (3-1) and Kevin Jepsen pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings before Ernesto Frieri allowed one run in the ninth for his 20th save. The win by Los Angeles breaks a four-game losing streak to the Astros, but the Angels still trail Houston 7-4 this season. Houston manager Bo Porter was disappointed with the two errors his team made that led to two runs. Custom Manchester United Jerseys. The Astros lead the majors with 63 errors this season. "Weve all played this game and understand that mistakes do happen and errors are a part of the game," he said. "For the most part its the speed of the game and the mental part that we definitely need to clean up." Houston had several chances to add to its run total. Perhaps the best opportunity came in the eighth inning. Jose Altuve walked with one out and stole second base. A single by Brett Wallace sent him to third but Jepsen retired Castro and Chris Carter to end the threat. Castro opened Houstons fourth with his homer to the bullpen in right-centre to make it 1-0. Williams got back on track after that, retiring the next three batters. Cedeno walked with no outs in the fifth, but Williams still faced the minimum in that inning when Cedeno was thrown out trying to steal second on a strikeout by Barnes. Aybar started the sixth with a single and advanced to second on an error by Brandon Barnes. A one-out single by Trout sent Aybar home to tie it at 1-all. Altuve singled in the sixth before Castro took a one-out walk. But Houston came away empty-handed when Altuve was caught trying to steal third before Carter grounded into a force out. Carlos Pena and J.D. Martinez hit back-to-back singles to start the seventh and chase Williams. Pena was thrown out trying to advance to third on the single by Martinez. De La Rosa struck out Cedeno before centre fielder Trout made an excellent running catch on a sharp fly ball hit by Matt Dominguez to end the inning. Barnes made a pair of nifty defensive plays in the third inning. The first one came when he sprinted and leaped to grab a fly ball hit by Conger before crashing into the padded wall in centre field and falling to the ground for the first out of the third. He then ended the inning by dashing to make a diving catch on a liner hit by Shuck. Scioscia was impressed by Congers at-bats on Friday. "Hank hit the ball hard every time," Scioscia said. "Drove the ball well to centre field; Barnes made a couple good plays on him. And then he just hammered that last one for a double in the eighth and was the start of our go-ahead rally." NOTES: The series continues on Saturday when Houstons Jordan Lyles opposes Joe Blanton. ... 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TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs may juggle their lines this week even though they have opened the regular season with three straight victories. Leighton Vander Esch Cowboys Jersey . Coach Randy Carlyle made some changes at practice Monday as the team prepares for three games against Western Conference opponents. He went back to what worked in Saturdays 5-4 shootout victory over the Ottawa Senators and made a few other tweaks to his lineup. Joffrey Lupul, Dave Bolland and Mason Raymond practised together and are expected to play on a line Tuesday against the Colorado Avalanche. The line was put together midway through the Ottawa game. Nazem Kadri will likely play on the third line with Jay McClement and Troy Bodie. Also Monday, the Leafs recalled forwards Trevor Smith and Jamie Devane from the AHLs Toronto Marlies. Devane made his NHL debut Saturday, while Smith — the Marlies captain — had three goals and two assists over two AHL games over the weekend. Smith centred the fourth line of Carter Ashton and Colton Orr in practice. Carlyle said Jonathan Berniers perfect relief outing "makes it easier" when deciding who to start in goal moving forward, making it likely that Bernier gets the nod over James Reimer on Tuesday. The Leafs arent expected to make any changes to the defensive pairings they used against Ottawa. Michael Gallup Cowboys Jersey . However, Jim Popp isnt sure how long hell be able to admire wide receiver Duron Carter. Dallas Cowboys Jerseys . 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.TORONTO -- The Toronto Marlies leaders did everything they could except win the game. Spencer Abbott and Trevor Smith scored third-period goals erasing a 2-1 deficit giving Toronto a late 3-2 lead. However, Nick Drazneovic scored with 12.9 seconds remaining to force overtime and Andrew Ebbett scored the shootout winner as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins edged the Marlies 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. "A lot of credit goes to our leadership group, the right things were being said in the dressing room and they emptied their tanks to get us that point," said Marlies coach Steve Spott. "Selfishly, youve got a five on six youd like to see us close out the game, but give Wilkes-Barre some credit, theyre a veteran hockey club and they found a way to get the extra point." Anton Zlobin and Scott Harrington had the other goals for the Penguins (32-20-5), who won for the fourth time in 12 games. With the win, the Penguins improved to 4-3-0 in their last seven against Toronto. Kenny Ryan had the other goal for the Marlies (34-19-5), who picked up three of a possible six points in a three-game, three day stretch over the weekend. "Three out of six points is OK, but were coming down the stretch here, every point is pretty important, we dont want a shootout loss to dictate our playoff standing," said Smith, who is battling a lower-back injury after being slew footed Friday in Lake Erie. "Were going to take it in stride here tonight, but letting goals in the last minute of play is unacceptable." Jeff Deslauriers made 31 saves in the win while Torontos Drew MacIntyre stopped 32 shots. With their goaltender pulled for an extra attacker, Drazenovic forced overtime by one timing an Ebbett feed past MacIntyre. Smith gave Toronto its first lead of the game going backhand, top corner on Deslauriers at 15:59 of the third. "I was looking to pass to Leivo actually, he was there, he opened up for a one-timer," Smith said. "Their d-man took it away and I was kind of all alone, was on the backhand so I just tried to take it a little bitt wider and go upstairs. Connor Williams Cowboys Jersey. " Added Spott: "Goes to show you why hes a special player, but that was an NHL goal." Abbott evened it at 2-2 on a power play, beating a screened Deslauriers for his 14th of the season at 10:56 of the third. The goal stretches Abbotts point streak to three games. Zlobin gave the Penguins their second lead of the game at 18:24 of the second poking home a loose puck for his sixth of the season. Ryan tied it 1-1 at 3:16 shorthanded on a partial break, beating Deslauriers blocker-side from the top of the faceoff circle. The goal broke a five-game drought for Ryan. Jerry DAmigo extended his point streak to six games with his assist on the goal. Moments later, Ebbett nearly gave the Penguins their second lead of the game. But with MacIntyre down and out Ebbetts shot hit the post. The Marlies outshot the Penguins 12-4 at one point of the first period, but had nothing to show for it. Harrington opened the scoring at 17:59 of the first, beating MacIntyre from the faceoff dot. Smith, who spent 75 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season, admitted to sharing tactical information with his Marlies teammates prior to puck drop. "There were a couple systems-wise things that I let the guys know," he said. "A little bit of special teams that they have the tendency to do all the time. A couple little things here and there that I tried to help us out." The two teams play for a second and final time April 13 at Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Torontos next game is Friday when the team visits Rochester. Notes: Marlies LW Jamie Devane missed the game serving a one-game suspension as a result of receiving an instigator penalty during the final five minutes of Saturdays 4-1 win over Lake Erie. Under rule 46.22 both the Marlies and coach Steve Spott were also fined US$500 each. Devane picked up four minor penalties, a major, a misconduct and a game misconduct for 33 minutes in penalties in the win. The suspension is Devanes second this season. He missed one game in November stemming from a boarding incident. Cheap Heat Jerseys Cheap Hornets Jerseys Cheap Hawks JerseysCheap Bucks Jerseys Cheap Pacers Jerseys Cheap Pistons Jerseys Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys Cheap Bulls Jerseys Cheap Raptors Jerseys Cheap 76ers Jerseys Cheap Knicks Jerseys Cheap Nets Jerseys Cheap Celtics Jerseys Cheap Magic Jerseys Cheap Wizards Jerseys ' ' '
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. Terrell Edmunds Jersey . -- Peyton Manning is the only player in this Super Bowl who has won the big game. Hes also lost one. So, he knows both the elation of putting his fingerprints on the Lombardi Trophy and the anguish of watching it slip through his grasp, and he admonished his Denver Broncos teammates not to cut corners as they prepare to face the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 2. "I think the biggest thing hes said is eliminate distractions, making sure youre taking care of the little details, doing extra, watching film, working out, getting your body right," receiver Eric Decker said. "And then I think the biggest thing is he says hes won one, hes lost one. And its a complete high; its a complete low. So, really understand to give everything youve got because this is the last game of the year." Tight end Jacob Tamme was also Mannings teammate in Indianapolis when the Colts lost to the Saints in the Super Bowl in 2010. "Its an empty feeling," Tamme said. "I mean, youre certainly proud of what you did to get that far. But its an empty feeling to get to this game and not win it. So, were going to prepare hard and do everything we can to let it loose on Sunday and just play our best ball. Thats all we can do, just play our best ball. We know weve got a stiff challenge." Wes Welker caught 11 passes for 103 yards for New England in the Super Bowl following the 2007 season, but the Patriots shot at perfection ended when Mannings brother, Eli, threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress with 35 seconds left to give the Giants a 17-14 win. Welker said Friday thats the lowest point of his career and the driving force in his life. "I think its the reason I get up in the morning in the off-season and even now," he said. "Were close again and Im just trying to make the most of it." Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie nearly won a ring with the 2008 Arizona Cardinals, when he had five solo tackles and broke up two passes against Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl only to watch Ben Roethlisbergers 6-yard touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes with 35 seconds left give Pittsburgh a 27-23 victory. DRC said hes "excited, anxious, nervous, ready to get there" for his second chance at the ultimate prize. None of the Seattle Seahawks have ever played in a Super Bowl, the first team with zero previous Super Bowl experience since the Bills lost to the Giants in 1991. Besides the four Broncos who have played in the Super Bowl, three of their coaches have won rings: defensive co-ordinator Jack Del Rio (linebackers coach for Baltimore in 2000), offensive consultant Alex Gibbs (O-line coach in Denver 1997-98) and secondary coach Cory Undlin (defensive assistant with Patriots in 2004). Of course, Executive Vice-President John Elway has two rings from the back-to-back titles he won in the late 1990s following three trips to the Super Bowl that ended in losses. "Weve got some guys who know the drill and are trying to pass down whatever little bits of wisdom theyve been able to and hopefully well take advantage of that," Tamme said. "Its all about this one. Its about the preparation for this game and how we go out and play come next Sunday. Thats the bottom line." Notes: RB Knowshon Moreno said he was relieved X-rays after the AFC title game showed only bruised ribs and no fractures. "I knew it wasnt anything crazy," he said. "Feels good, its getting better so Ill be ready to go. You can play through anything, especially in a game like this." Moreno was limited Friday for the second straight day of practice. ... Welker said he was "never really worried" about getting fined for his hit that knocked Patriots CB Aqib Talib out of the AFC Championship even though Bill Belichick complained about it. Welker declined to respond to Belichicks comments that Welkers hit, which didnt draw a flag, was one of the worst plays hed seen in 39 years of coaching. "I dont really have any reaction," Welker said. "Im just happy we won the game and happy about going to the Super Bowl." Joe Haden Jersey .Y. -- Syracuse guard Trevor Cooney was mired in a shooting slump, and his woes coincided with a late-season swoon by the Orange. Jon Bostic Jersey . With his father watching from the stands, Harrison homered, doubled, single and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Pirates to a 8-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday.ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Atletico Madrid settled for a 1-1 draw at Zenit St. Petersburg in the Champions League on Tuesday after conceding an own goal in the closing stages of their Group G match. Atletico, which had already qualified for the knockout stage, opened the scoring with a solo effort from Adrian Lopez in the 53rd minute -- only for Toby Alderweireld to head Igor Smolnikovs cross from the right into his own net in the 74th. Zenit dominated possession in the the first half but failed to convert its chances. Hulk tested Thibaut Courtois with a powerful shot from outside the box in the 14th minute, Zenits first effort on goal. Six minutes later, Zenit squandered a clearer chance when there was no-one in front of the visitors empty net to meet Smolnikovs cross from the right, while striker Alexander Kerzhakov came close to scoring after a cross by Hulk. Atletico created only one scoring opportunity in the first half, when Yuri Lodygin dived to his left to save Kokes half-volley one minute before the break. Zenit kept up the pressure after the break, with Hulk forcing Courtois too block his low left-foot shot from just outside the box in the 47th. James Washington Steelers Jersey. Instead, the breakthrough came at the other end after Roman Shirokov failed to open the scoring with a weak shot in the box and Atletico launched a quick counter attack. Raul Garcia put Lopez through and the striker eluded defender Tomas Hubocan before beating Lodygin in a one-on-one -- slipping the ball between the keepers legs. The home side was gifted an equalizer after Smolnikov broke down the right flank and Alderweirelds header beat Courtois as it flew into the top left corner. Once level, the home side pushed for a winner in the final stages but never really came close, while Lodygin denied Garcia from close range. "I think, we have played a good match against a strong opponent," Zenit coach Luciano Spalletti said. "But we didnt create many chances because our opponents kept it tight and were well-organized in defence." Atletico leads the group with 13 points. Zenit has six, two points more than Porto which was playing last-place Austria Vienna later on Tuesday. Cheap Heat Jerseys Cheap Hornets Jerseys Cheap Hawks Jerseys Cheap Bucks Jerseys Cheap Pacers Jerseys Cheap Pistons JerseysCheap Cavaliers Jerseys Cheap Bulls Jerseys Cheap Raptors Jerseys Cheap 76ers Jerseys Cheap Knicks Jerseys Cheap Nets Jerseys Cheap Celtics Jerseys Cheap Magic Jerseys Cheap Wizards Jerseys ' ' '
NEW YORK -- New Yorks once faint, nearly unrealistic playoff hopes have become a real possibility. Danny Etling Jersey . The Knicks intend to seize the opportunity and run with it. "We know what we want," Carmelo Anthony said. J.R. Smith had 24 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Anthony added 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the Knicks beat the city rival Brooklyn Nets 110-81 Wednesday night to move percentage points ahead of Atlanta for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot. The Knicks were 21-40 on March 3 after a seven-game skid and are still just 33-43. But they know that record gets wiped away if they can finish off this turnaround. "We want to get there. Thats the goal," Anthony said. "Despite this emotional season, this up-and-down season, I think it would be a big deal to get in that spot." Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 17 points a game after spraining his right ankle to help the Knicks win for the 12th time in 15 games, dominating a team that had the best record in the Eastern Conference since the new year. New York won its third straight. The Knicks made 24 of 36 shots in taking a 63-38 halftime lead in front of new president Phil Jackson, who wouldnt have much to fix if they looked like this more often. They finished at a season-high 60 per cent and outrebounded Brooklyn 41-23. "Our guys are hungry," Knicks coach Mike Woodson said. "Normally anybody that comes off the West Coast, when youve been out there for a while, that game coming back is normally a tough game, but our guys came out with energy and came out ready to play." Joe Johnson scored 16 points for the Nets, who had won three straight. A night after clinching a playoff berth by beating Houston, they were out of the game by the opening minutes of the second quarter. "It was very frustrating the way we got blown out," Johnson said. "For whatever reason, we had a few guys fighting and a few guys who wasnt fighting. If were not all on the same page, you get a lopsided score like that." In a game that both clubs need for different reasons, the Knicks were the more desperate team, taking a 2-1 lead in the season series. None of the games has been close, but both have bigger concerns than city bragging rights, anyway. The Knicks have almost no margin for error in a final seven-game stretch against playoff-bound opponents. They had no problem with the first one and will face the Nets one more time on April 15 on the second-to-last night of the season. Brooklyn is hoping for home-court advantage in the first round, but fell 2 1/2 games behind Toronto and Chicago for a spot. The Nets led 20-19 late in the first quarter, but Anthony had two baskets, Smith made a 3-pointer and found Hardaway for another at the buzzer as the Knicks scored the final 10 points for a 29-20 lead. Hardaway made another 3 to open the second and Iman Shumpert scored to make it a 15-0 run and give the Knicks a 34-20 advantage. Anthony had the first six points of an 8-0 burst that pushed it to 58-34 with 1:36 remaining in the half, and it was 63-38 at the break. The Nets were angry with the officiating, with Johnson picking up a technical foul at halftime and coach Jason Kidds assistants stepped in front of him as he tried to yell toward the refs. Brooklyn got within 14 with 2 minutes left in the third, but the Knicks, unveiling a small lineup that had Anthony as its centre, stretched their lead to 82-61 heading to the fourth. "They were the better team tonight," Kidd said. "Lose by one, lose by 100, its just a loss. We move on." Knicks guard Raymond Felton went the locker room early in the third quarter with bruised ribs and back after a hard landing while trying to grab an offensive rebound, but was able to return early in the fourth. NOTES: The Nets had won two in a row at Madison Square Garden. ... On World Autism Awareness Day, the Knicks honoured Tarrytown, N.Y., educator Virginia Campbell with this months Sweetwater Clifton "City Spirit" Award for her more than 18 years teaching and helping more than 100 autistic children. The award is named for Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton, the first African-American to play for the Knicks. ... Referee Dick Bavetta was honoured before working his 2,633rd consecutive game assignment, an ironman streak even longer than the one compiled by baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. Montee Ball Jersey . "I only want to go through this one more time," Crosby said Friday. The 24-year-old captain hasnt played since the symptoms resurfaced following a loss to Boston on Dec. 5. 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Stephens used an accurate serve and steady pressure to rout Aleksandra Wozniak of Blainville, Que., 6-3, 6-0 while Cibulkova recovered from a mid-match stutter to down 17-year-old Francoise Abanda of Montreal 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 in opening round matches Monday at the US$2.44 million womens Rogers Cup. Stephens, ranked 22nd in the world, was never in trouble against the 26-year-old Wozniak, who is trying to battle back to her career-high No. 21 ranking after years of arm and shoulder trouble. "She really played well," Wozniak said of Stephens. "She served at a high percentage, 75 per cent, and it was tough to return. "It wasnt easy, for sure. You have a warrior mentality, you want to fight for every point, but she played great tennis. I didnt expect that. She played a perfect match." The 10th-seeded Cibulkova found herself in more of a battle than was predicted with crowd favourite Abanda, a rising junior talent. Cibulkova advanced to a second round meeting with Britains top woman player Heather Watson, who edged Tereza Smitkova 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in a battle of qualifiers. Abanda, ranked 209th in the world, had the crowd solidly on her side, and centre court was in a frenzy as the lanky junior used her strong ground strokes to the force errors from her 25-year-old opponent in the middle set. "I think I played one of my best tennis matches," said Abanda. "Especially playing it in Montreal in front of home and the crowd, so Im really glad I was able to deliver that in the second set. "So I guess Im just excited to know that I can actually compete against a top 10 player. Its more motivation for me to keep training and do better." Cibulkova righted herself in the third set and sealed the victory with an ace. "I knew shes young player, she has nothing to lose, she has all the support," said Cibulkova. "I just really had to calm myself. "After the second set I just sit down and I talk to myself. I was playing well the first set, I knew what I have to change. I wasnt panicking. I wasnt losing my head. That was important." There will be even more buzz for locals on Tuesday night. American qualifier Shelby Rogers downed Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4, 7-6 (5) to set up a second-round meeting on Tuesday with the star attraction of this years event, fifth-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que. "I think it will be fun," said Rogers, who beat Bouchard in three sets in a lower-level tournament in 2011 in Troy, Alabama. "Obviously the crowd is going to be for her, and Im the underdog. I think its kind of a fun story. "Theres no pressure. Im just going to go out, play my game, do my best and try to enjoy the moment as much as I can." Bouchard, who has rocketed up the rankings since turning pro full time in 2013 and who reached the Wimbledon final last month, is drawn to face defending champion Serena Williams in the quarter-finals. Willliams, who this week reached 200 straight weeks as world No. Stephen Gostkowski Jersey. 1, said 20-year-old Bouchard will be a stiff test, if it happens. "I think she has a really good chance," said Williams. "Shes had a stellar year, to be honest. "Shes done better than me in a lot of the tournaments. Yeah, I think it will be a really good matchup. I hope I can get there. I feel like shell be there regardless." Williams, coming off a win Sunday at Stanford, has won the Rogers Cup three times when it was held in Toronto, but has not even played in Montreal since 2000, when she was forced to retire from the third set of the final with an injury. Shell play her first match on Wednesday. Lucie Safarova, the 15th seed, advanced with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Sorena Cirstea. She next faces Magdalena Rybarikova, a 6-1, 6-3 winner over Alison Riske. Alize Cornet beat qualifier Lauren Davis 6-3, 7-5 and will next face eighth-seeded Victoria Azarenka. Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy are the top doubles players on the WTA Tour, but both lost their opening singles matches. Sabine Lisicki downed 13th-seeded Errani 6-1, 7-5 while Barbora Zahlavova Strycova ousted Vinci 7-5, 7-5. Another Italian fell as Yulia Putinseva topped 12th-seeded Flavia Pannetta 7-6 (5), 6-3. Errani and Vinci are ranked first in doubles, having taken Wimbledon and the Australian open titles this year. But while Errani is 15th in singles, most of her success has been on clay courts, while Lisicki likes the faster surfaces. Lisicki hit the fastest recorded serve in WTA history of 211 kilometres per hour last week in the first round at Stanford, breaking Venus Williams record. Klara Koukalova beat Dutch qualifier Kiki Bertens 7-5, 7-6 (5). Zahlavova Strycova advanced to a second-round meeting with third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska. After Abandas match, a ceremony was held on centre court to induct Arantxa Sanchez Vicario into the tournament Hall of Fame. The former world No. 1 reached the final of the Canadian Open, now called the Rogers Cup, five times between 1989 and 1998, winning twice in Montreal in 1992 and 1994. "I know they were great finals," said the Barcelona native. "I definitely had to beat Steffi (Graf) and Monica (Seles). They were my biggest rivals at the moment. "I remember the crowd was always behind me. I feel like at home here in Montreal. As I say, it was one of my favourite tournaments to come and play. In that era, I was probably one of the players that was doing really well in this tournament, and I was fighting to win the trophy. I have great memories." The 42-year-old Sanchez Vicario lost to Martina Navratilova in the 1989 final in Toronto, then reached four straight finals in Montreal. She lost at Uniprix Stadium to Seles in 1996 and 1998 Sanchez Vicario piled up 29 tournament wins in singles and another 69 in doubles before retiring from tennis in 2002. She took four grand slam titles: the French Open in 1989 (as a 17-year-old), 1994 and 1998, and the 1994 U.S. Open. She was named to the international tennis hall of fame in 2007. Cheap Heat Jerseys Cheap Hornets Jerseys Cheap Hawks Jerseys Cheap Bucks Jerseys Cheap Pacers Jerseys Cheap Pistons Jerseys Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys Cheap Bulls Jerseys Cheap Raptors Jerseys Cheap 76ers Jerseys Cheap Knicks Jerseys Cheap Nets Jerseys Cheap Celtics Jerseys Cheap Magic Jerseys Cheap Wizards Jerseys ' ' '
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork. Cameron Meredith Jersey .com) - So much for Atlanta being tested on its four-game road trip. Kyle Korver hit seven 3-pointers and finished with 24 points, as the Hawks completed the trek undefeated with a 107-99 win over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. Al Horford posted 22 points and nine rebounds and Jeff Teague filled the stat sheet with 17 points, 11 assists, three steals and three blocks for the Hawks, who have won 12 straight. Atlanta, which routed the Raptors 110-89 on Friday night, won its four games on the trip by an average of 15.25 points. The Hawks have also won 12 consecutive contests away from home. The Hawks have won 26 of their last 28 games overall and are two games away from matching the longest winning streak in franchise history. The 1993-94 team won 14 in a row. Pau Gasol tallied 22 points and 15 rebounds, while Derrick Rose provided 23 points, 10 helpers and eight boards for Chicago, which has dropped five of its last seven games. After Nikola Mirotic sunk a pair of foul shots to stake the Bulls to a 21-16 advantage late in the first quarter, the Hawks went on a 15-6 run that bled into the second. Mike Scott nailed a 3-pointer at the first quarter buzzer to jumpstart the surge and a Korver triple preceded a Paul Millsap layup to cap it and give Atlanta a 36-22 margin at the 7:30 mark of the second. The Hawks were up 48-39 at the break and 76-67 after three. Taj Gibsons dunk pulled Chicago within 76-69 early in the fourth, but a Korver four-point play increased the cushion to 80-69 and the Bulls never got within less than five the rest of the way. Rose drove in for a reverse to claw the Bulls within 93-88 with 4:25 to play, but Horford hit a jumper and two Millsap foul shots gave Atlanta a 97-88 spread with 3:29 to go. The Hawks cruised to the victory from there. Game Notes Atlantas 26-2 mark over its last 28 games is the best extended stretch in the NBA since the Miami Heat won 27 straight two seasons ago ... Chicago has lost four of its past five home games ... Horford was 11-of-14 from the floor, while Korver was 7-of-9 from beyond the arc. New Orleans Saints Jerseys . TSN was honoured with several awards, with Rod Smith and James Duthie sharing the win for Best Sports Host for SportsCentre and the NHL: Season On The Brink coverage, respectively. Patrick Robinson Saints Jersey .C. -- North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried said his team had a "golden" opportunity to help its NCAA tournament chances.WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- All Blacks scrumhalf Piri Weepu has suffered a minor stroke which went undetected for almost a month as he was treated for severe headaches. Steven Kara, doctor for Weepus Blues Super Rugby team, said a scan on Monday had revealed the 30-year-old player likely suffered the stroke earlier this month. Kara said the condition was unlikely to be rugby related. Weepu has complained of migraine-like symptoms since March 1 but the cause of his illness was not immediately discovered. Kara said it would likely not have been detected had Weepu not been in an environment where he was closely monitored. He said "Piri will be out of rugby for a minimum of four weeks while we continue to investigate this condition." "Piri presented with transient symptoms that could have been from a migraine before he travelled (to South Africa in early March) and was cleared by specialists to travel, as long as he was monitored," Kara said. "He had nno other symptoms to raise further concern while we were away. Marcus Davenport Jersey. "We took the precaution of getting an MRI scan for him this week and we are thankful we are now getting to the bottom of this issue. "Having spoken to Auckland City Hospital specialists, we are very confident that Piris condition is not associated with any injury, in particular, any head injury. This was a minor stroke and he is expected to make a full recovery. However any stroke is serious for anyone at any age and we must now take the time to fully understand the cause of it and the implications for Piri." New Zealand Rugby Union general manager of professional rugby Neil Sorensen said Weepu was being supported by the union and new Zealand Rugby Players Association. "We know that Piri is pretty tough and has proven his ability to bounce back from any medical issue he has had," Sorensen said. "He has access to the best possible care and support." Cheap Heat Jerseys Cheap Hornets Jerseys Cheap Hawks Jerseys Cheap Bucks Jerseys Cheap Pacers Jerseys Cheap Pistons Jerseys Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys Cheap Bulls Jerseys Cheap Raptors Jerseys Cheap 76ers Jerseys Cheap Knicks Jerseys Cheap Nets Jerseys Cheap Celtics Jerseys Cheap Magic Jerseys Cheap Wizards Jerseys ' ' '
The San Antonio Spurs will try to take a 2-0 cushion over the Oklahoma City Thunder when the two teams continue the Western Conference finals tonight at AT&T Center. Paul Richardson Jersey . Catch all the action on TSN2 and TSN GO at 9pm et/6pm pt. San Antonio took the series lead Monday night with a 122-105 home victory in Game 1. The Spurs used a balanced scoring attack and clamped down defensively late in the third quarter to claim the win. Five San Antonio players scored in double figures and the Spurs outshot the Thunder from both the field and behind the 3-point line. Russell Westbrook knocked down a jumper with 5:09 left in the third to give the Thunder a 76-75 lead -- their first since a 5-4 edge early in the first -- but after Kevin Durant drained a jumper of his own nearly 30 seconds later, San Antonio turned up the intensity on the defensive end. The Spurs held Oklahoma City to just one field goal over the next seven-plus minutes, turning a one-point deficit into a 13-point advantage early in the fourth quarter. Durants 3-pointer just over three minutes into the fourth brought the visitors within 95-85, but the Thunder failed to get any closer the rest of the way as the Spurs ran away with the victory. Tim Duncan led the charge offensively with 27 points and seven rebounds, while Manu Ginobili and Danny Green combined for 34 points on 7-of-9 shooting from 3-point range. Ginobili netted 18 points, while Green and Kawhi Leonard each scored 16 in the win Tony Parker, who sustained a left hamstring strain in San Antonios series- clinching Game 5 win over Portland in the conference semifinals, supplied 14 points and 12 assists for the Spurs. "We were taking what we were given," Duncan said. "We knew wed be able to get into the middle and attack a little more than we have." The reason the Spurs were able to attack the middle was due to the absence of OKCs big man, Serge Ibaka. He injured his left calf in Game 6 of the conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Clippers and is expected to miss the remainder of the postseason. San Antonio exploited the advantage and trounced the Thunder in the paint to the tune of 66-32. "Were a no-excuse team," Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said. "Serge is out. Hes not coming back. We have to play better." The Spurs shot 57.5 percent from the field and 53 percent from beyond the arc. Oklahoma City shot respectable percentages of 46.3 from the floor and 44.4 outside the 3-point line. Durant registered 28 points, nine rebounds and five assists, while Westbrook finished with 25 points, seven assists and five boards for the Thunder, who won all four meetings with the Spurs during the regular season. The Thunder trailed by as many 15 points in the first half before Westbrook and Durant fueled OKCs comeback in the third, scoring all but two of the teams 23 points in the period. Westbrook registered the Thunders first nine points in the third, including a jumper with 8:13 on the clock that brought the team within 72-68. Ginobili buried a 3-pointer to quell the Westbrook barrage, but Durant ripped off five straight points and Westbrook followed with a free throw and a jumper to give Oklahoma City a 76-75 lead. Durant followed two free throws from Boris Diaw with another jumper, but the Thunder managed just one field goal -- a Durant jumper with 22.9 seconds left in the frame -- for nearly nine minutes as the Spurs surged ahead for good. "The third quarter was obviously our best quarter, but we didnt close out well," Durant said. "Were not taking any moral victories out of it." Game 3 will be Sunday night in Oklahoma City. DaRon Payne Jersey.C. -- Clemson celebrated a senior class Saturday that brought the program back as a national contender. Paul Richardson Redskins Jersey . Although Spain could still advance out of the group stage, the game may have signalled the end of the run by a generation of Spanish stars whose quick passing, "tiki-taka" style delighted the world and helped them win the last three major tournaments.Every night of the Stanley Cup playoffs, TSN hockey analyst and former NHL goaltender Jamie McLennan breaks down each goalies performance. Jamies number grades given are out of five, with five being the best mark. Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh (3) - It was a nightmare the last 10 minutes with three goals against in five minutes. The Anisemov goal was through the body short side, which is not great, but lost in the anxiety of the everyone watching was the big save on Calvert at 4-3 with a few minutes left. But he found a way to keep it on the rails and win a round. Not convincingly but he got the job done and its one to build on. Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus (2) - It was not a very good series. He was beaten all four times on the blocker side in Game 6. He could have been the difference in the series if he was at the top of his game. Semyon Varlamov, Colorado (3) - The second goal was a tough 5-hole goal thaat he had a stick/pad malfunction. Troy Apke Jersey. There was no chance on the other two deflected shots by Parise. Now its on to Game 7. Darcy Kuemper, Minnesota (4) - Poise comes to mind in watching his game with strong rebound control. He had no chance on the backdoor goal to Holden but made big saves on Parenteau, Stastny and OReilly in tight. This kid continues to impress. Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles (5) - He was brilliant again. He should have gotten a 4, but facing three elimination games shows mental toughness beyond explanation, plus no chance on the goal against which was a double deflection. He made huge saves on Burns, Marleau and Thornton. Alex Stalock, San Jose (2) - He wasnt a difference maker in the game. There was not much he could do on the goals against, especially the Williams goal, leaving you wondering who starts Game 7. I say Niemi. Stalock didnt convince me he should start. Cheap Heat Jerseys Cheap Hornets Jerseys Cheap Hawks Jerseys Cheap Bucks Jerseys Cheap Pacers Jerseys Cheap Pistons Jerseys Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys Cheap Bulls Jerseys Cheap Raptors Jerseys Cheap 76ers Jerseys Cheap Knicks Jerseys Cheap Nets Jerseys Cheap Celtics Jerseys Cheap Magic Jerseys Cheap Wizards Jerseys ' ' '
The World Cup of Darts is a chance for eccentric arrowsmiths from faraway lands to establish themselves on the scene. http://www.atleticomadridpro.com/Kids-Lucas-Hernandez-Jersey/ . England, represented by Phil The Power Taylor and Adrian Lewis are the defending champions when the 2016 tournament gets underway later this week, live on Sky Sports, but the event is about so much more than that.What should we expect? We answer the key questions ahead of the festivities in Frankfurt which starts on June 2 with the semi-final and finals taking place on June 5. Who are the favourites? Raymond van Barneveld Michael van Gerwen won the World Cup in 2014 In its five-year existence, England and the Netherlands remain the only two teams to have won the World Cup of Darts with Phil The Power Taylor and Adrian Lewis winning three times.The pair from the Potteries, both ranked in the worlds top four, will enter as defending champions after last years victory, while the Netherlands duo of Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld will provide the obvious competition once again. Third seeds Scotland, runners-up last year, boast Premier League duo Gary Anderson and Robert Thornton so will be expected to make the latter stages.Interestingly, it is worth pointing out that the Netherlands first World Cup triumph in the inaugural 2010 competition didnt include current world No 1 Van Gerwen. Back in those days, Van Barneveld was paired with Co Stompe - remember him? The result with Barney was arguably Stompes best achievement before he was left behind by emerging Dutchmen like Van Gerwen.Who could spring an upset? Kim Huybrechts will team up with older brother Ronny to represent Belgium There is plenty of danger among the seeded nations and even some dark horses elsewhere. Northern Ireland are fourth seeds on account of world No 21 Brendan Dolan and No 28 Daryl Gurney, while Gerwyn Prices excellent form makes Wales a threat.Simon Whitlock and Kyle Anderson might be Australias best pair in years, while Belgiums Huybrechts brothers are always in sync at the oche.Outsiders may include the Republic of Ireland who have William OConnor and Mick McGowan, while John Parts inclusion for Canada will be interesting. And who knows if a shock challenger will emerge and put their nation on the darting map?Which unsung nation will become Peoples Champions? Gibraltars Dyson Parody and Manuel Vilerio will make a triumphant return Gibraltar have emerged as cult heroes over past years thanks in part to the magnificently named Dyson Parody, who is a genuine darts player rather than a mockery of a home appliances device.He is the greatest darts player ever to emerge from Gibraltar, which admittedly isnt an accolade to hang his hat on yet. But Parody, the 31-year-old born and bred within spitting distance of the famous monkeys on the Rock, is emerging as a viable contender.This year he became the first Gibraltarian to make the quarter-finals of a European Tour event, beating Jelle Klaasen and Max Hopp along the way. He missed three match darts before losing to Van Gerwen. In the World Cup, he will team with Manuel Vilerio and they may well find themselves with more fan support than they bargained for. Gibraltar won their first ever game at the World Cup of darts and celebrated in style Are the hosts any good? Max Hopp (Picture by Lawrence Lustig) Germany will stage the World Cup for the fourth consecutive time, bringing the worlds top players to Frankfurt for the second year in a row. Only the first edition of the competition, held in Englands north-east, has been outside of Germany.This year, the German darts will be handed to Max Hopp and Jyhan Artut who equalled their nations best-ever finish last time with a quarter-final loss to eventual winners England. Yes, thats correct. England eliminated Germany from a World Cup quarter-final!Hopp, the 19-year-old, is rapidly improving and his promise makes a mockery of his No 45 ranking. His partner Artut is 39 and, teaming together for the second time, the unseeded Germans might fancy going beyond the final eight for the first time.Will a cult hero like Cristo Reyes emerge? Reyes has a fan-base but could be an improving contender Hardcore darts fans may have admired Reyes mediocre European Tour performances for years but, for many people, last years World Cup was an eye-opener to the standard of Spanish arrows.Hailing for Tenerife, it remains unconfirmed that Reyes learned his trade in local establishments known as The Red Lion or the The White Horse accompanied by a full English. Reyes made his name largely in the 2015 World Championship, forcing Gary Anderson to muster the second-highest average of the whole tournament in order to eliminate him.The exotically named Spaniard is leading the charge for Iberian darts and impressed sufficiently in last years second-round exit to Belgium to suggest that he and Antonio Alcinas will be worth watching again.Watch the World Cup of Darts from June 2-5, live on Sky Sports. Also See: WATCH: England win World Cup World Cup pairs confirmed Sky Bets darts odds Darts on Skyhttp://www.atleticomadridpro.com/Kids-Saul-Niguez-Jersey/ . Brooks replaces right-hander Yordano Ventura, who left his last outing with a sore elbow. Ventura is expected to miss one start. Brooks has made one relief appearance for the Royals this season, allowing six runs in two innings in a May 3 loss to Detroit. http://www.atleticomadridpro.com/Kids-Santiago-Arias-Jersey/ .com) - Hassan Whiteside scored 20 points with nine rebounds in the Miami Heats 83-75 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.PHILADELPHIA -- John Wall had his long-distance game working on Wednesday night. Wall scored 24 points on a career-best five 3-pointers, Marcin Gortat had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Philadelphia 76ers 116-102. Bradley Beal had 17 points, Trevor Ariza scored 15 as seven Wizards reached double digits to help Washington earn its first win after starting 0-3. Walls shooting was the big surprise. The former No. 1 overall pick has a career shooting rate of 24.4 per cent beyond the arc. He made only three 3s in his entire sophomore season in 2011-12 and had 12 last season. "He might keep bombing 3s now," Beal joked. The Wizards set a franchise record with 18 3-pointers on 33 attempts. Wall was more impressed with the team getting its first win than his effort. "Theyre a great competitive team, and I like how they play as a young team," Wall said. "They dont give up. They definitely keep fighting until the end." Evan Turner led Philadelphia with 24 points and Spencer Hawes had 13. Rookie Michael Carter-Williams finished with 19 points, seven assists and five rebounds. After a surprising 3-0 start, the Sixers have lost two straight and are starting to play like the team that oddsmakers predicted would win less than 17 games this season. The Sixers sandwiched wins over Miami and Chicago with a comeback win at Washington last week. They overcame a 12-point, third-quarter deficit to beat the Wizards 109-102 and spoil their home opener on Friday. "They were a desperate team trying to find a win against a team that beat them five days ago," Sixers rookie coach Brett Brown said. "We made some not-so smart plays. I give them credit." The Wizards led this one from the opening basket and never let up. http://www.atleticomadridpro.com/Kids-Jan-Oblak-Jersey/. They had a 15-point lead midway through the first quarter after Beal hit his third 3-pointer in three tries, and took a 60-51 lead into halftime. The Sixers got close in the third following an 11-3 run. Turner started it with a pull-up jumper and he hit another jumper and 3-pointer during the stretch. Hawes layup cut it to 71-67, but Wall answered with a 3, and Gortat and Nene scored on tip-ins to extend the lead to 78-67. Beals jumper to start the fourth put the Wizards up by 15 and they led by double digits the rest of the way. "We withstood some stretches and we didnt succumb," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said. "We didnt put our heads down. We sustained. I didnt see any guys down." The fast start had Sixers fans feeling a bit perplexed. Many are hoping for the team to lose so they could end up with the No. 1 overall pick so they could draft Kansas prospect Andrew Wiggins. But Brown and his team generated some early excitement so that created a dilemma for some fans who wanted the team to go winless for Wiggins. Opponents certainly are showing the Sixers respect. Beal called them a "good" team, a compliment no one wouldve expected. "When we play like this, we showed we can beat good teams," Beal said. "We know theyre a comeback team and we did a good job." NOTES: The 18 3s tied a floor record. Seattle had 18 at the Wells Fargo Center on Nov. 16, 2004. ... Philadelphias Daniel Orton left the game because of right knee soreness. He had five points in six minutes. ... 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