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DATE: Apr 11 2015, 9:21 pm / MOOD: Other

Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver Chris Getzlaf suffered a sprained knee during Saturdays loss to the Calgary Stampeders. Giovani Bernard Authentic Jersey . Getzlaf was wearing a brace on the injured knee Sunday and said hes going to be re-evaluated by doctors Sunday and Monday. "I think hell miss some time. Im not sure how much," head coach Corey Chamblin told the Regina Leader-Post. Getzlaf had three catches for 49 yards on Saturday, surpassing the 1,000-yard mark on the season for the second time in his career. Mike Nugent Jersey For Sale . Boston surprised the Stars early, jumping out to a 2-0 lead before Montreal responded to cut the lead in half heading into the first intermission. The Stars mananged to tie the game 2-2 heading into the final frame after a Catherine Ward marker. Anthony Munoz Womens Jersey . Dexter Fowler had two hits in his first start in the cleanup spot and Nolan Arenado added an RBI double as the Rockies caught Arizona in the standings. The Diamondbacks entered the day tied with San Francisco for first in the NL West. http://www.jerseysbengalsshop.com/Womens-AJ-Green-Authentic-Jersey/ . -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired former St.Cordarro Law is the latest CFLer to look down south for an opportunity to play in the NFL. According to a report from Comcast Sportsnet New England, the Calgary Stampeders DE tried out for the New England Patriots. Law, a pending free agent, waas third in the league in sacks last year with 14, behind teammate Charleston Hughes (18) and Alex Hall (16). Terence Newman Bengals Jersey. The 25-year-old Southern Mississippi product has 15 sacks and 48 tackles in two years with the Stampeders. cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys ' ' ' 

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DATE: Apr 11 2015, 9:21 pm / MOOD: Other

ZURICH, Switzerland -- Superstar forwards Lionel Messi, Neymar and Wayne Rooney featured on the 10-goal shortlist published by FIFA on Friday competing to be chosen the best scored in 2011. Charles Johnson Jersey . Messi was nominated for a strike featuring delicate skill for Barcelona against Arsenal in the Champions League; Neymar for a solo goal for Santos against Flamengo; and Wayne Rooney for his overhead kick in a Premier League Manchester derby match. Inter Milans Dejan Stankovic was nominated for volleying in from 50 metres (yards) against Schalke in the Champions League. United States forward Heather OReilly was selected for a long-range strike against Colombia in the Womens World Cup. Mexicos Giovani Dos Santos was nominated for his floated chip shot over the United States defence in the Gold Cup final. Zlatan Ibrahimovic made the list for his goal for AC Milan against Lecce in a Serie A match, and Benjamin De Ceulaer was chosen for scoring in a Belgian League match for Lokeren against Bruges. Two more overhead kicks featured: by Julio Gomez for Mexico against Germany at the Under-17 World Cup, and defender Lisandro Lopez in an Argentine league match for Arsenal against Olimpo. Users of FIFA.com and francefootball.fr websites can vote until Dec. 5, when a final shortlist of three goals will be announced. The winner of the award, named for Hungarian great Ferenc Puskas, is announced Jan. 9 at FIFAs annual Golden Ball gala. Colin Cole Jersey . David Perron scored a goal and added an assist on Saturday as the Edmonton Oilers came away with a 5-2 exhibition victory over the Vancouver Canucks. Melvin White Jersey . Toews skated up to Thornton with about 4 1/2 minutes left in the first period, jabbed him with his stick and then dropped his gloves. The star captains tangled up for a minute before Thornton dragged Toews to the ice and the referees skated in. http://www.panthersjerseysofficialshop.com/black-friday-bene-benwikere-jersey/ . Right behind him was a Tiger Woods that looked all too familiar. Sabbatini played bogey-free over his final 12 holes, and despite missing a five-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole, put together a 3-under 69 in the cool, blustery conditions at Muirfield Village to take a one-shot lead going into the weekend.PHILADELPHIA - Keith Allen, a Hall of Fame executive credited with building the Philadelphia Flyers into a hockey power during the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 90. The Saskatoon native appeared as a player in just 28 NHL games with the Detroit Red Wings from 1953-55. But it was when he traded in his skates for a suit that Allen made his mark. Allen joined the Flyers in 1966 and became the franchises first head coach during its debut season in 1967 when Philadelphia won the West Division title. He became general manager of the team in 1969 and held the job until 1983. During his tenure the Flyers won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1973-74 and 1974-75 and reached the Stanley Cup final four times. Allens success in turning the Flyers into the "Broad Street Bullies" was built by drafting and acquiring players such as Hall of Famer Bill Barber, Rick MacLeish, Bob Kelly, Bob Clement, Bernie Parent, Barry Ashbee, Reggie Leach, Terry Crisp and Andre Dupont. "Keith was responsible for the Flyers winning the Stanley Cup," said Hall of Famer Bobby Clarke in a statement. "He was in charge of the draft, in charge of the trades, in charge of getting Bernie back — alll the things necessary for us to win the (Cup). Wes Horton Youth Jersey. . He put the pieces in place and hired the coach. He, more than anybody was responsible for us winning the Cups." Allen was in charge when Philadelphia set a league record 35-game unbeaten streak en route to the Stanley Cup final during the 1979-80 season. Prior to his departure, he drafted players such as Brian Propp, Rick Tocchet and Ron Hextall who would lead the team to two more championship appearances in the 80s. He also gave the late Fred Shero the head coaching job with the Flyers in 1971, and hired Pat Quinn to his first NHL coaching job in 1978-79. Allen was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder in 1992. "Keith Allen always found a way to bring exceptional talent to Broad Street and weave it into the fabric of a team that would succeed and endure at the highest level, because in Philadelphia, for his Flyers and their fans, no other level was acceptable," said commissioner Gary Bettman in a statement. "The National Hockey League sends heartfelt condolences to Keiths family, to his friends and to the Flyers organization, which has lost one of its patriarchs." cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys ' ' ' 

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DATE: Apr 11 2015, 9:21 pm / MOOD: Other

TORONTO - There isnt much - in fact there may not be anything - that hasnt already been written or said about Mariano Rivera. Mike Daniels Jersey .   About the man: a person of faith, humble, charitable and always willing to help others.   About the pitch: the cut fastball which has baffled hitters, even though they know its coming, and broken more bats than anyone cares to count.   About the player: Major League Baseballs all-time saves leader with 652, whos accomplished the feat with one team in an era of rampant player movement.   The legendary Yankees closer is into the final weeks of his Hall of Fame career. Hes making his last stop in Toronto as a professional baseball player and, like anything else Rivera says, you believe him when he expresses his appreciation of visiting the city so many times over the years.   “Its a great city to play in,” said Rivera. “We have had here tremendous games, tough games, big games but at the same time theyve all been wonderful. Its great to play here and play against the Toronto Blue Jays for all these years.”   Rivera and his wife, Clara, have run The Mariano Rivera Foundation since its founding in July, 1998. The charity provides scholarships to further the educational needs of underprivileged students and sponsors churches and youth centres.   It reaches across the United States and as far south as Riveras native Panama.   “I always try to do it,” said Rivera. “Not only Panama but wherever we need to help and that is something that Im proud of. Not that I want to be recognized for that, but I do it because I was helped once and I always wanted to help others. That makes me feel good - knowing that I can touch one life and we can make that life better.”   During his season-long farewell tour, Rivera has met with employees from each opposing ballclub. Twenty long-time Blue Jays employees had an opportunity to spend an hour with Rivera during New Yorks previous visit in late August. Rivera shook hands, answered questions and posed for photos.   It was Riveras chance to thank the people who work hard behind the scenes.   “I like how people appreciate the game and those are the ones you dont even see,” he said. “Theyre the ones you dont even know about, but at the same time they do something for the game, appreciate the game and appreciate what you do.”   Rivera is also known to be giving of his time to his fellow ballplayers. Earlier this season, at Yankee Stadium, he held court with the Blue Jays large contingent of Spanish-speaking players.   At the All-Star Game, in New York City, but hosted by the Mets, Jays relievers Steve Delabar and Brett Cecil approached him for baseball-related conversation.   Sergio Santos did the same thing, two years ago, when Santos was with the White Sox.   “I had a 30-minute conversation with him out in the outfield and he was so awesome and open to letting me ask him any question I had,” said Santos. “I had just become a closer so I had a bunch of questions and he sat there and spoke with me and answered every question I had. Hes just an amazing person and an amazing player.”   Santos picked Riveras brain on thought process - How should he approach hitters on days he knows he doesnt have his best stuff? What about when hes feeling too good? If a runner gets aboard, a noted base stealer, how best do you divide your attention?   “Just how adamant he was about going from pitch to pitch, not letting your mind wander to the next hitter or to what the situation is or letting any of that happen,” said Santos. “Just going, really simplifying it to the max, where its pitch by pitch. You get your pitch and then you try as best as you can to execute that pitch and once that pitch is over, whether it was executed or not, you forget it, its done with and you try to go on to the next pitch.”   The cut fastball, Riveras go-to pitch, remains a mystery even to the pitcher himself. In the absence of a human to credit or, more likely because Rivera truly believes it, he looks skyward when asked to explain the success hes had against hitters who dont have to consider pitch selection.   “Thats the Lord. Thats God, because no one taught it to me,” said Rivera. “I cant say to you that my pitching coach taught me that. I cannot say that. It happened for a reason and thats what I attribute it to, to the Lord.”   “You know, still to this day, no hitters figured it out,” said Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes. “You know its only one pitch. Hes going to go with the hard cutter. Youre looking for the cutter and still youre not able to put a good swing on that baseball. Its unbelievable what hes been able to do.”   “I mean, hes a little bit different now,” added Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. “Hes working both sides of the plate now. You know, really, in his prime it would be in to lefties and away to right-handers. It was that overpowering cutter. You knew it was coming, you could see it. You just cant do anything with it. As far as a left-hander, it starts in the middle of the plate and it keeps chasing you. You think you can get out in front of it and maybe catch it out front. You cant. With the right-handers, you see it there, it disappears and basically youre lucky if you get it off the end of the bat and it usually leads to a broken bat.”   Rivera has thrived in New York. Like Derek Jeter, his long time teammate and fellow Yankees legend, his behaviour has been above reproach.   He has created a Yankee Stadium tradition in which Metallicas metal anthem “Enter Sandman” is followed, three outs later, by Frank Sinatras classic “New York, New York.”   Trusting Sinatras words, Riveras made it in New York, which means he could make it anywhere.   With 652 saves, and likely more to come, hes backed up a legends words with his own legendary actions. John Kuhn Packers Jersey . They got it when Jamar Walls blocked punt touchdown return proved to be the difference Friday, clinching the Stampeders a home playoff game with a 27-13 victory over the hapless Eskimos. Brett Favre Jersey . The Poles controlled play for long stretches Friday but still had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Greece in the opening match of the European Championship. http://www.packersproshop.us.com/Womens-Sam-Shields-Authentic-Jersey/ . Sloan, 30, appeared in 33 games last season for the Washington Capitals and had one goal and five assists. SHANGHAI, China -- Martin Kaymer was five shots behind and going nowhere Sunday, making nothing but pars when he needed much more to give himself a chance in the HSBC Champions. From a deep bunker in front of the seventh green, he holed the sand shot for a birdie, and suddenly the game felt easy. Very easy. That was the start of an amazing finish for Kaymer, who ran off nine birdies over the last 12 holes to blow past Fredrik Jacobson and a host of stars on his way to a 9-under 63 and a three-shot victory at Sheshan International. "I didnt miss a lot of golf shots," Kaymer said. Its a wonder he didnt birdie them all. He missed a three-foot birdie putt on the ninth, and failed to birdie the par-5 14th and the 16th hole that plays about 288 yards and can be reached with a three-wood. No matter. Kaymer wound up setting two World Golf Championship records that showed just how well the "Germanator" played on a cool, overcast day in Shanghai. It was the largest comeback (five shots) in the final round, and his 63 was the lowest final round by a winner since this series began in 1999. "I just played really good golf, and Im glad that it came together," Kaymer said. "Because the last few weeks, I played good golf but it has not happened yet. And this week, it was nice that it happened here, the World Golf Championship event." Kaymer, the PGA champion at Whistling Straits last year, became the 10th player to have won a major and a WGC event. His standard of golf was so high that it nearly shifted attention away from caddie Steve Williams and the racial comment he made about Tiger Woods earlier in the week at a caddies award party. That still lingered, however. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem and European Tour chief executive George OGrady issued a statement on behalf of the six major tours that there was "no place for any form of racism in ours or any other sport" and that Williams comment was "unacceptable in whatever context." Even so, the tours said Williams apology for his racial slur against Woods -- "It was my aim to shove it up his black a------" -- was sufficient enough that they considered the matter closed and declined further comment. Adam Scott, who has employed Williams since Woods fired the caddie, closed with a 73 and tied for 11th. Scott said he was comfortable with the tours statement, which matched his own feelings, and that he "absolutely" would keep Williams on the bag. Kaymer, who finished at 20-under 268 and earned US$1.2 million, moved to second on the European Tour money list and to No. 4 in the world ranking. He still has golf left this year, although it sure gave him a different ooutlook. Paul Hornung Jersey. He opened his season with an eight-shot win over a strong field at Abu Dhabi, and five weeks later went to No. 1 in the world. But he struggled with his sudden popularity and the demands that came along with it, and Kaymer hasnt looked the same. Thats what made this win so important. "It was an OK year," he said. "But now its a good year." Jacobson was steady until a three-putt bogey from across the green on the par-5 eighth. But after Kaymer ran off four straight birdies on the back nine to catch him and pull ahead, Jacobson answered with a pair of birdies to stay with him. The Swede just couldnt hold on. He realized Kaymer had made a birdie on the 17th to go one ahead, and not only did Jacobson fail to match him, he pulled his tee shot into the left rough on the 17th and took bogey. That put him three shots behind when Kaymer made one last birdie on the 18th, and Jacobson at that point was content to lay up on the par-5 18th and keep second place to himself. "I felt I was very much in it," said Jacobson, who closed with a 71. "Obviously, 17 was a bit of a swing after I hit my tee shot. I knew if I was going to have a shot at it, I probably had to get up-and-down to have a realistic chance." Graeme McDowell finished with two birdies for a 67 to finish alone in third, quite a turnaround from last week in the Andalucia Masters when he failed to break 80 in the last two rounds at Valderrama. Rory McIlroy made a short birdie on the par-5 18th that gave him a 69 and proved significant. It put him in a three-way tie for fourth, allowing him to move past Lee Westwood to No. 2 in the world. Westwood, playing in the same group as McIlroy, shot 40 on the front nine and closed with a 74 to tie for 13th with Ian Poulter and Xin-jun Zhang of China, who inspired the gallery by holing a pitch for eagle on the 16th hole to salvage a 72. Kaymer has experience going low. Sunday in Shanghai reminded him of his first year as a pro when he played a mini-tour in Germany. After a par-bogey start, he played his last 16 holes in 14 under to shoot a 59. Europe now occupies the first four positions in the world ranking, starting with Luke Donald at No. 1. Even though he wasnt at Sheshan International -- his wife is expecting their second child -- Donald came out a big winner. PGA champion Keegan Bradley had a 72-72 weekend, keeping him from a third win this year that could have changed players minds about their vote for PGA Tour player of the year. And with McIlroy failing to win, it kept Donald with a $1.4-million lead in Europe as he tries to become the first player to win money titles on the PGA and European tours. cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys ' ' ' 

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DATE: Apr 11 2015, 9:20 pm / MOOD: Other

ANAHEIM, Calif. Randall Cobb Womens Jersey . -- After two agonizing overtime losses in the previous three games, Ryan Getzlaf figured the Anaheim Ducks were overdue for a break when they headed into extra time yet again. Defenceman Ben Lovejoy created that break by venturing deep into the Red Wings zone. When the puck ended up on Nick Boninos stick, he put the Ducks on the brink of the second round. Bonino scored 1:54 into overtime, and the Ducks took a 3-2 series lead with a 3-2 victory over Detroit in Game 5 on Wednesday night. Getzlaf tied it late in the second period, Kyle Palmieri also scored, and Jonas Hiller made 29 saves in Anaheims first victory in three overtime games against the Wings. While the second-seeded Ducks have been pushed to their limits by Detroit in this tense series, theyve discovered a post-season tenacity they werent sure they had. "This is a big situation, and we need guys who havent done it before to step up," said Getzlaf, Anaheims captain. "Its not an easy task, but thats why the playoffs are fun." Game 6 is Friday night at Joe Louis Arena, where the Ducks will attempt to close out just their second playoff series victory since winning the Stanley Cup in 2007. Bonino has scored his first three career playoff goals in each of Anaheims three victories in this series. He put the puck into an open net when Lovejoy made a move around Detroits Ben Lashoff and pushed it across the slot while Detroits defence concentrated on Teemu Selanne. "Hes a great opportunist," Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau said of Bonino, a former NCAA champion at Boston University. "He comes up with big goals. Hes just that kind of guy." The teams returned to California for the pivotal Game 5 after splitting the first four games of an entertaining series, each winning once at home and once on the road. Anaheim and Detroit have alternated wins and losses throughout the series, and the Ducks made the most of their turn after three tense periods, including a scoreless third. "We finally found a way to score in overtime," Hiller said. "Theyre a good opponent, and they keep pushing us. We have to find a way to be our best every night." Johan Franzen and Mikael Samuelsson scored for the Red Wings, who had two brief leads. Jimmy Howard stopped 31 shots, but the Red Wings hit the post three times by their own estimate, repeatedly failing to capitalize on scoring opportunities. "We had some chances to get the job done, and we didnt," Detroit defenceman Niklas Kronwall said. "Theres not a lot of room out there. They had a lot of good chances, and we let it happen. We have to find a way to get the job done on defence." Although Anaheim outscored and outshot the Red Wings in the first four games, Detroit kept pace by winning twice in overtime despite playing with a lead in just one game. In Game 4 on Monday night, Anaheim was less than seven minutes away from returning home with a chance to close out the series, but Pavel Datsyuk tied it before Damien Brunner won it in overtime. After getting roundly outshot in Game 4, the Ducks showed obvious intentions to get into Howards crease. But they were whistled for two interference penalties in the first five minutes. Franzen converted on the Wings second power-play chance, coming out from behind the net and tapping his own rebound underneath Hiller. "We really took over at times, but I thought we could have been better," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "Theres a lot of things you can look at. The bottom line ... we hit three posts tonight, and it didnt go in." Anaheim kept up its pressure on Howard with little success until late in the period. David Steckel won a faceoff and got the puck to Palmieri for a long shot through traffic. The 22-year-old Palmieri scored his first NHL playoff goal in Game 2. The Red Wings took control in the second period, repeatedly peppering Hiller with long shots through traffic. Hiller, though sharp, eventually gave up a long rebound on a shot by captain Henrik Zetterberg, and the puck went straight to the onrushing Samuelsson for his 23rd career playoff goal. Samuelsson missed all but four games of the regular season with injuries, and the 36-year-old Stanley Cup champion sat out the first two games of this series before rejoining the lineup for Game 3. Hiller stopped Brunner on a clean breakaway moments later while Detroit dominated play. The Red Wings got a five-minute power play when Daniel Winnik boarded Daniel Cleary, who went to the dressing room after a long moment on the ice. Anaheim finally upped its aggression, holding Detroit to one shot before the power play ended on a Red Wings penalty. Getzlaf then evened it with 31 seconds left in the period, following Matt Beleskey into the slot for a quick shot past Howard for his third goal of the series. The Ducks talented playmaker had an outstanding bounce-back season after a rough 2011-12, leading Anaheim with 49 points in 44 games while getting an eight-year contract extension. NOTES: Detroit LW Justin Abdelkader completed his two-game suspension for a dangerous hit in Game 3 on Anaheim D Toni Lydman, who also missed his second straight game. ... Zetterberg and Anaheims Corey Perry still dont have a goal in the series. Zetterberg hasnt scored in seven straight playoff games, the longest skid of his career. ... Anaheim nearly went ahead with 11:55 left in the third period, but the officials blew the play dead as Palmieri slid into Howards net behind the puck. ... NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman attended the game, talking up the Ducks outdoor game against the Los Angeles Kings at Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25. Letroy Guion Packers Jersey . Overton, whose 62 topped the old mark by a stroke at The Mines Resort & Golf Club, and Jacobson, who carded a seven-under 64 on Friday, finished 36 holes at 13-under 129. Bo Van Pelt missed a 12-foot birdie try at the last, but settled for a seven- under 64 in round two. Mike Daniels Womens Jersey . Confusion set in when the British driver felt a searing pain before he ever reached it. Tristan Vautier, unable to see through the smoke of Wilsons spinning car, had driven directly into the side of Wilsons car. http://www.packersproshop.us.com/Womens-John-Kuhn-Authentic-Jersey/ . They had partnered for 12 seasons -- an eternity in this day and age for a franchise and a manager. They had won a lot of games together -- 998 to be exact -- and six division titles.AMNEVILLE, France - A late try by Montreal winger Julianne Zussman gave Canada an 11-6 win over France on Wednesday in a womens rugby Test match. The Canadians opened their European tour Saturday with a 27-19 loss to France in Pontarlier. The tour wraps up Nov. 13 with a game against England. Canadian coach Francois Ratier rang in the changes for the rematch, bringing in 10 new players. Only the back row of Karen Paquin, caaptain Kelly Russell and Jacey Murphy and backs Bianca Farella and Ghislaine Landry retained their place. Davante Adams Packers Jersey. Landry shifted from fly half to fullback as Ratier opted for a new halfback pairing of Kayla Moleschi and Jackie Tittley. Tittley kicked two penalties for Canada, which led 6-3 at the half on a wet, windy day. The French tied it up with a penalty of their own five minutes into the second half. cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys ' ' ' 

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DATE: Apr 11 2015, 9:20 pm / MOOD: Other

TORONTO - There isnt much - in fact there may not be anything - that hasnt already been written or said about Mariano Rivera. Mike Daniels Jersey .   About the man: a person of faith, humble, charitable and always willing to help others.   About the pitch: the cut fastball which has baffled hitters, even though they know its coming, and broken more bats than anyone cares to count.   About the player: Major League Baseballs all-time saves leader with 652, whos accomplished the feat with one team in an era of rampant player movement.   The legendary Yankees closer is into the final weeks of his Hall of Fame career. Hes making his last stop in Toronto as a professional baseball player and, like anything else Rivera says, you believe him when he expresses his appreciation of visiting the city so many times over the years.   “Its a great city to play in,” said Rivera. “We have had here tremendous games, tough games, big games but at the same time theyve all been wonderful. Its great to play here and play against the Toronto Blue Jays for all these years.”   Rivera and his wife, Clara, have run The Mariano Rivera Foundation since its founding in July, 1998. The charity provides scholarships to further the educational needs of underprivileged students and sponsors churches and youth centres.   It reaches across the United States and as far south as Riveras native Panama.   “I always try to do it,” said Rivera. “Not only Panama but wherever we need to help and that is something that Im proud of. Not that I want to be recognized for that, but I do it because I was helped once and I always wanted to help others. That makes me feel good - knowing that I can touch one life and we can make that life better.”   During his season-long farewell tour, Rivera has met with employees from each opposing ballclub. Twenty long-time Blue Jays employees had an opportunity to spend an hour with Rivera during New Yorks previous visit in late August. Rivera shook hands, answered questions and posed for photos.   It was Riveras chance to thank the people who work hard behind the scenes.   “I like how people appreciate the game and those are the ones you dont even see,” he said. “Theyre the ones you dont even know about, but at the same time they do something for the game, appreciate the game and appreciate what you do.”   Rivera is also known to be giving of his time to his fellow ballplayers. Earlier this season, at Yankee Stadium, he held court with the Blue Jays large contingent of Spanish-speaking players.   At the All-Star Game, in New York City, but hosted by the Mets, Jays relievers Steve Delabar and Brett Cecil approached him for baseball-related conversation.   Sergio Santos did the same thing, two years ago, when Santos was with the White Sox.   “I had a 30-minute conversation with him out in the outfield and he was so awesome and open to letting me ask him any question I had,” said Santos. “I had just become a closer so I had a bunch of questions and he sat there and spoke with me and answered every question I had. Hes just an amazing person and an amazing player.”   Santos picked Riveras brain on thought process - How should he approach hitters on days he knows he doesnt have his best stuff? What about when hes feeling too good? If a runner gets aboard, a noted base stealer, how best do you divide your attention?   “Just how adamant he was about going from pitch to pitch, not letting your mind wander to the next hitter or to what the situation is or letting any of that happen,” said Santos. “Just going, really simplifying it to the max, where its pitch by pitch. You get your pitch and then you try as best as you can to execute that pitch and once that pitch is over, whether it was executed or not, you forget it, its done with and you try to go on to the next pitch.”   The cut fastball, Riveras go-to pitch, remains a mystery even to the pitcher himself. In the absence of a human to credit or, more likely because Rivera truly believes it, he looks skyward when asked to explain the success hes had against hitters who dont have to consider pitch selection.   “Thats the Lord. Thats God, because no one taught it to me,” said Rivera. “I cant say to you that my pitching coach taught me that. I cannot say that. It happened for a reason and thats what I attribute it to, to the Lord.”   “You know, still to this day, no hitters figured it out,” said Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes. “You know its only one pitch. Hes going to go with the hard cutter. Youre looking for the cutter and still youre not able to put a good swing on that baseball. Its unbelievable what hes been able to do.”   “I mean, hes a little bit different now,” added Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. “Hes working both sides of the plate now. You know, really, in his prime it would be in to lefties and away to right-handers. It was that overpowering cutter. You knew it was coming, you could see it. You just cant do anything with it. As far as a left-hander, it starts in the middle of the plate and it keeps chasing you. You think you can get out in front of it and maybe catch it out front. You cant. With the right-handers, you see it there, it disappears and basically youre lucky if you get it off the end of the bat and it usually leads to a broken bat.”   Rivera has thrived in New York. Like Derek Jeter, his long time teammate and fellow Yankees legend, his behaviour has been above reproach.   He has created a Yankee Stadium tradition in which Metallicas metal anthem “Enter Sandman” is followed, three outs later, by Frank Sinatras classic “New York, New York.”   Trusting Sinatras words, Riveras made it in New York, which means he could make it anywhere.   With 652 saves, and likely more to come, hes backed up a legends words with his own legendary actions. John Kuhn Packers Jersey . They got it when Jamar Walls blocked punt touchdown return proved to be the difference Friday, clinching the Stampeders a home playoff game with a 27-13 victory over the hapless Eskimos. Brett Favre Jersey . The Poles controlled play for long stretches Friday but still had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Greece in the opening match of the European Championship. http://www.packersproshop.us.com/Womens-Sam-Shields-Authentic-Jersey/ . Sloan, 30, appeared in 33 games last season for the Washington Capitals and had one goal and five assists. SHANGHAI, China -- Martin Kaymer was five shots behind and going nowhere Sunday, making nothing but pars when he needed much more to give himself a chance in the HSBC Champions. From a deep bunker in front of the seventh green, he holed the sand shot for a birdie, and suddenly the game felt easy. Very easy. That was the start of an amazing finish for Kaymer, who ran off nine birdies over the last 12 holes to blow past Fredrik Jacobson and a host of stars on his way to a 9-under 63 and a three-shot victory at Sheshan International. "I didnt miss a lot of golf shots," Kaymer said. Its a wonder he didnt birdie them all. He missed a three-foot birdie putt on the ninth, and failed to birdie the par-5 14th and the 16th hole that plays about 288 yards and can be reached with a three-wood. No matter. Kaymer wound up setting two World Golf Championship records that showed just how well the "Germanator" played on a cool, overcast day in Shanghai. It was the largest comeback (five shots) in the final round, and his 63 was the lowest final round by a winner since this series began in 1999. "I just played really good golf, and Im glad that it came together," Kaymer said. "Because the last few weeks, I played good golf but it has not happened yet. And this week, it was nice that it happened here, the World Golf Championship event." Kaymer, the PGA champion at Whistling Straits last year, became the 10th player to have won a major and a WGC event. His standard of golf was so high that it nearly shifted attention away from caddie Steve Williams and the racial comment he made about Tiger Woods earlier in the week at a caddies award party. That still lingered, however. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem and European Tour chief executive George OGrady issued a statement on behalf of the six major tours that there was "no place for any form of racism in ours or any other sport" and that Williams comment was "unacceptable in whatever context." Even so, the tours said Williams apology for his racial slur against Woods -- "It was my aim to shove it up his black a------" -- was sufficient enough that they considered the matter closed and declined further comment. Adam Scott, who has employed Williams since Woods fired the caddie, closed with a 73 and tied for 11th. Scott said he was comfortable with the tours statement, which matched his own feelings, and that he "absolutely" would keep Williams on the bag. Kaymer, who finished at 20-under 268 and earned US$1.2 million, moved to second on the European Tour money list and to No. 4 in the world ranking. He still has golf left this year, although it sure gave him a different ooutlook. Paul Hornung Jersey. He opened his season with an eight-shot win over a strong field at Abu Dhabi, and five weeks later went to No. 1 in the world. But he struggled with his sudden popularity and the demands that came along with it, and Kaymer hasnt looked the same. Thats what made this win so important. "It was an OK year," he said. "But now its a good year." Jacobson was steady until a three-putt bogey from across the green on the par-5 eighth. But after Kaymer ran off four straight birdies on the back nine to catch him and pull ahead, Jacobson answered with a pair of birdies to stay with him. The Swede just couldnt hold on. He realized Kaymer had made a birdie on the 17th to go one ahead, and not only did Jacobson fail to match him, he pulled his tee shot into the left rough on the 17th and took bogey. That put him three shots behind when Kaymer made one last birdie on the 18th, and Jacobson at that point was content to lay up on the par-5 18th and keep second place to himself. "I felt I was very much in it," said Jacobson, who closed with a 71. "Obviously, 17 was a bit of a swing after I hit my tee shot. I knew if I was going to have a shot at it, I probably had to get up-and-down to have a realistic chance." Graeme McDowell finished with two birdies for a 67 to finish alone in third, quite a turnaround from last week in the Andalucia Masters when he failed to break 80 in the last two rounds at Valderrama. Rory McIlroy made a short birdie on the par-5 18th that gave him a 69 and proved significant. It put him in a three-way tie for fourth, allowing him to move past Lee Westwood to No. 2 in the world. Westwood, playing in the same group as McIlroy, shot 40 on the front nine and closed with a 74 to tie for 13th with Ian Poulter and Xin-jun Zhang of China, who inspired the gallery by holing a pitch for eagle on the 16th hole to salvage a 72. Kaymer has experience going low. Sunday in Shanghai reminded him of his first year as a pro when he played a mini-tour in Germany. After a par-bogey start, he played his last 16 holes in 14 under to shoot a 59. Europe now occupies the first four positions in the world ranking, starting with Luke Donald at No. 1. Even though he wasnt at Sheshan International -- his wife is expecting their second child -- Donald came out a big winner. PGA champion Keegan Bradley had a 72-72 weekend, keeping him from a third win this year that could have changed players minds about their vote for PGA Tour player of the year. 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With just two regulation wins in their last 11 games, James van Riemsdyk admits the Leafs are struggling in a number of areas, but said that with close to 60 games left, the team is not hitting the panic button. Davante Adams Packers Jersey . The Leafs forward joined TSN 1050 Thursday night to discuss the issues facing Randy Carlyles squad and how they plan to overcome them moving forward, saying the next few games will be huge for us. JVR: Despite issues, Leafs not panicking Eddie Lacy Youth Jersey . "Todd had a three-month interview," Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson said. "He passed it with flying colours." The Blue Jackets announced Monday that they were removing the word "interim" from Richards job title and had offered him a two-year contract to continue what he started in an upbeat second half of the 2011-12 season. Morgan Burnett Youth Jersey .S. Open mixed doubles field, Ekaterina Makarova and Bruno Soares are now Grand Slam champions. http://www.packersproshop.us.com/Womens-Tim-Masthay-Authentic-Jersey/ . The Nets got in some practice time and Johnsons staff looked over recent game film, adding some new plays to an offence that has struggled this season. OAKLAND, Calif. -- Bartolo Colon pitched six crisp innings, Josh Reddick doubled in two runs during a six-run first and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Wednesday to complete another three-game sweep. The Athletics swept a three-game series at Houston during the first week of the season. Seth Smith had three hits and Jed Lowrie added two for the As, who improved to an AL-best 12-4. Oakland outscored Houston 22-10 in the series. The As sent 11 batters to the plate and chased Astros starter Bud Norris in the first inning, then won behind Colon (2-0) and three relievers. Jose Altuve had three hits and Carlos Pena homered for the second straight day for Houston. Pinch-hitter Rick Ankiel also homered for the Astros. Colon beat Houston for the second time this season. Chris Carter reached on an RBI grounder in the first, then was picked off by the 39-year-old Colon to end the inning. Colon retired 15 of the final 17 batters he faced. He gave up four hits, struck out three and only allowed one runner past first base -- Jose Altuve, who singled and scored Houstons first run. Colon, who has not walked a batter in 19 innings this season, lowered his ERA to 3.32. It was also the second time in three games Houstons starting pitcher failed to get out of the first. Eric Bedard retired just one batter and gave up six runs in Mondays 11-2 loss to the As in the shortest outing of his career. Norris (2-2) lasted only slightly longer, sticking around to get a second out when leadoff hitter John Jaso grounded out in his second at-bat of the first. Reddick broke out of 4--for-39 slump with a double to highlight Oaklands big inning. Dave Robinson Womens Jersey. Chris Young, Eric Sogard, Shane Peterson and Jaso all drove in runs during the outburst. Jed Lowries RBI groundout in the fourth drove in Peterson and made it 7-1. Houston scored three runs in the seventh off reliever Chris Resop and had the tying run at the plate with two outs before Ryan Cook got Justin Maxwell to strike out looking. Ankiel homered leading off the ninth against Oakland closer Grant Balfour to cut the lead to 7-5. After Matt Dominguez singled, Marwin Gonzalez reached on a fielders choice before Balfour got Altuve to ground into a game-ending double play for his third save. Altuve remains one of the few bright spots for the Astros. The second baseman had his third game this season with at least three hits and batted .385 (15-for-39) during the nine-game road trip. NOTES: The As improved to 11-1 all-time against their new division rivals. ... Both of Norris losses this season have come against Oakland. ... Astros bullpen coach Jeff Murphy sustained injuries to his left leg and knee when a protective screen fell on him before the game. Murphy was throwing batting practice when a heavy gust of wind blew the screen over, pinning his leg underneath. According to a team spokesman, Murphy pulled his left hamstring and bruised the knee. ... The As gave CF Coco Crisp (groin) the day off. ... Oakland LHP Brett Anderson (1-2) pitches Fridays series opener in Tampa Bay. ... RHP Lucas Harrell, winless in three starts this season, pitches for Houston on Friday in Cleveland. cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys ' ' ' 

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Matt MacLeod couldnt have picked a better time to make an offensive impact for his Brampton Battalion. Roberto Garza Youth Jersey . The 18-year-old scored his first career hat trick as Brampton shutout the visiting Sudbury Wolves 4-0 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League playoff action. MacLeod, who is not known as a scorer, came into the playoffs with just one goal in his last 11 contests and nine total all season. "Our whole team played a great game today and its great to get the first win of the series. Hopefully we can keep it going in Game 2 on Sunday," said MacLeod, who is the first Battalion player to register a hat trick in a post-season game since Matt Duchene accomplished the feat in Game 6 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Final against the Belleville Bulls. Marcus McIvor also scored for the Battalion while Mitchell Porowski chipped in with two assists. Matej Machovski stopped all 19 shots he faced for the shutout win. Johan Mattsson turned aside 33-of-37 shots in a losing effort. Brampton went 1 for 6 on the power play while Sudbury failed to capitalize on four opportunities with the man advantage. Game 2 goes in Brampton on Sunday afternoon before the series shifts to Sudbury for Games 3 and 4. Elsewhere in the OHL, it was: Saginaw 5, Sarnia 1; Guelph 4, Plymouth 2; Kitchener 6, Owen Sound 2; London 3, Windsor 0; Mississauga 4, Barrie 0; Ottawa 4, Belleville 2 and Niagara 6, Oshawa 1. At Brampton, Ont., MacLeod opened the scoring 1:39 into the game and then added his second, on the power play, at 6:33 to give the Battalion a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes of play. McIvor scored the only goal in the second period and it came unassisted at 11:23. Macleod completed his hat trick at 13:18 of the third period. --- Spirit 5 Sting 1 At Sarnia, Ont., Brandon Saad scored twice and Jake Paterson turned away 26 shots as Saginaw took Game 1 from the Sting. --- Storm 4 Whalers 2 At Plymouth, Mich., Garret Sparks turned away 45 shots, earning the games first star, as Guelph doubled up the second-seeded Whalers for a 1-0 series lead. --- Rangers 6 Attack 2 At Kitchener, Ont., Tobias Rieder scored twice and set up one while Tyler Randell also had two goals as the Rangers beat Owen Sound in their first-round opener. --- Knights 3 Spitfires 0 At London, Ont., Michael Houser stopped all 21 shots he faced and Vladislav Namestnikov had a goal and an assist for the top-seeded Knights, who blanked Windsor for a 1-0 series lead. --- Majors 4 Colts 0 At Mississauga, Ont., Brandon Maxwell made 26 saves and Riley Brace scored once and set up two more as the Majors blanked Barrie in Game 2 to tie their series at one game apiece. --- 67s 4 Bulls 2 At Ottawa, Sean Monahan scored twice and Petr Mrazek picked up the games first star with 43 saves as the 67s took a 2-0 series lead by doubling up Belleville. --- IceDogs 6 Generals 1 At Oshawa, Ont., Dougie Hamilton, Jesse Graham and Andrew Agozzino each had a goal and an assist as Niagara beat the Generals for a 2-0 series lead. Dan Hampton Bears Jersey . The 28th-ranked Bulgarian saved three set points in the first before taking the lead, and Djokovic then appeared to hurt his right ankle when trailing 4-2 in the second. The Serbian player slipped on the baseline and winced in pain, then immediately called for a trainer and took a lengthy break to get treatment. Jeremiah Ratliff Jersey . Sacco inserted little-used Mark Olver into the lineup, and the forward had a goal and an assist to help spark Colorados rally in the third period that beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 on Wednesday night. http://www.nflbearsusjerseys.com/Womens-Mike-Singletary-Authentic-Jersey/ . Forsman closed with a 3-under 69 in windy conditions Sunday for his third Champions Tour title. He beat Jay Don Blake by two shots.SHAWINIGAN, Que. -- Patrick Roy should weigh what he would give up against what he would gain if he decides to leave a sweet set-up in junior hockey to become an NHL coach, according to Dale Hunter, a man who knows both ends of that situation. Roy, the co-owner, general manager and head coach of the junior Quebec Remparts, is believed to be a candidate for the vacant job of head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, although neither side has confirmed they have even spoken. His success in Quebec City may also make him attractive to other clubs needing a coach, if not in Montreal. For Roy, it would mean leaving a club he has built into a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League power since retiring from a Hall of Fame goaltending career. "To coach in the NHL is a privilege," Hunter said Sunday at the Bionest Centre, where his London Knights are competing in the Mastercard Memorial Cup. "But Patrick has to do whats best for him and his family. "Its a challenge, but its a lot of fun. Its the top league in the world. Its fun coaching elite players. If youre ready to make the commitment, you should go." The co-owner and former coach of the Ontario Hockey League champion Knights is acting as adviser at the tournament to his brother Mark, the head coach. The 51-year-old opted to return to his junior team after a heady six months behind the bench of the Washington Capitals, whom he took to Game 7 of the second round of playoffs after he replaced the fired Bruce Boudreau on Nov. 28. He could have stayed on, but two days after the Caps were eliminated, he announced he would return to London to be with his kinsfolk and tend to the team and the family farm. "You have to weigh both sides of it," he said. "I weighed the other way and thats why Im back here. "It was a tough decision, but I thought it over and I think it was the right decision to come back home." Hunter, who began the season as the Knights coach, took the Washington job partly out of loyalty to a club where he played for 12 seasons, where he was captain and where his No. 32 jersey is retired. The hard-nosed Hunter played 1,407 games from 1980 to 1999, piling up 1,020 points and a massive 3,565 penalty minutes. He played against Roy for much of his career, which started with seven seasons with the defunct Quebec Nordiques until he was traded to the Caps in 1987. The deal from the start with Washington was that he would coach until the end of the season and then both sides would decide if he should stay on. Hunter opted to go home. He said Roy should be prepared for a different experience if he decides to jump to a NHL team. "Its the NHL, so you havve to put more time in," he said. Lance Briggs Womens Jersey. "Patrick has to make that decision. "Its enjoyable. Youre playing against the best players in the world. We had a good run in the playoffs. Too bad we lost in the seventh game, but I enjoyed it." It is also a different job. Junior players must also go to school, so usually they practice during the week and play games on weekends. NHL clubs travel much more and play more games, so less time is spent in practice and more on video sessions to study opposing teams. The Hunter brothers have built an elite program in London, regularly turning out NHL talent. Dale Hunter was behind the bench of the 2005 team that won the Memorial Cup on home ice, with Corey Perry, Dave Bolland, Dan Girardi and Brandon Prust on his roster. They blanked a Rimouski Oceanic side led by Sidney Crosby 4-0 in the final. The Knights didnt miss a beat when Dale left and Mark Hunter took over as head coach. "The teams style and system are very close," said Mark. "Maybe Im a little more emotionally into it and Dales a little calmer, but thats about it." Dale had a 30-23-7 regular season record with the Capitals. Then they knocked off the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins in the opening round of playoffs before falling in seven to the New York Rangers. The Knights opened the Memorial Cup by checking the defending champion Saint John Sea Dogs into submission in a 5-3 win. Hunter drew attention for getting the Capitals collection of star players led by Alex Ovechkin to play the physical, defensive style that made the Knights successful, and for severely cutting Ovechkins ice time in many games. Hunter said it was simply using the former NHL MVP to best advantage. "In the last game, we were down a goal and he played 20 minutes or so," he said. "When were up a goal, we have shot blockers and they get to play at the end. "Thats the only time he didnt play as much. I didnt need Ovi breaking a foot blocking a shot because I needed him for the next game." Hunter also expressed support for the NHL to return to Quebec City, which has been without a team since the Nordiques moved to Denver in 1995. Quebec fans adored Hunter, who scored the decisive goal to oust the rival Canadiens from the 1982 playoffs. "I think they will eventually get a team," he said. "You see the excitement in Winnipeg. "Its jammed, and its hard to play in there. I can vouch for that personally. And Quebec would be the same way. Its a great hockey town. It will be an awesome franchise down the road whenever they can get a team." cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys ' ' ' 

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MONTREAL -- The Montreal Impact is to set to announce who will be their coach when they join Major League Soccer in 2012. Sam Shields Youth Jersey . Team president Joey Saputo has called a news conference on Wednesday morning. Already, there are reports the new coach may be Jesse Marsch, who was an assistant to head coach Bob Bradley with the U.S. nation team. Bradley was replaced last week by Jurgen Klinsmann, who made no commitment to keep the assistant coaches. Marsch, 38, retired last year after a 14-year MLS playing career. Sporting director Nick De Santis has served as interim coach of the struggling North American Soccer League club since Marc Dos Santos resigned in mid-season. Members of a group of fans called the Ultras, who have been demanding that De Santis step down, staged a protest during a game Saturday against Minnesota in which they walked out of the stadium before returning later. They were also upset at statements made by Saputo in media interviews that suggested the team didnt need the Ultras. Saputo issued a statement Sunday saying he appreciated that they demonstrated their displeasure "but we certainly would have preferred for you to display it in another manner. "The organization accepts criticsm, but I will never agree with personal attacks against any individual." It appealed to all fans to stick with the club through a poor final season in Division II. Brett Favre Packers Jersey . Six finalists invited to ceremony in New York are the most since 1994. The winner will be announced Saturday. Winston is the overwhelming favourite to win the award Saturday night in New York now that a sexual assault complaint against him in Tallahassee, Fla. Ray Nitschke Packers Jersey . There wasnt much more for the former International Boxing Federation super-middleweight champion from Montreal to say about his bout against heavy-hitting Russian Denis Grachev on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. http://www.packersproshop.us.com/Womens-Dave-Robinson-Authentic-Jersey/ . Mariano Rivera enters the contest one save shy of tying the all-time record of 601 set by Trevor Hoffman, while CC Sabathia will be trying to become the first Yankee pitcher to post back-to- back 20 win seasons since Tommy John (1978-79). NEW YORK -- Pound it into the paint, pound your opponent on the backboards. The Memphis Grizzlies rediscovered their winning formula Saturday, getting 25 points and 15 rebounds from Zach Randolph and snapping a five-game losing streak with a 95-87 victory over the New York Knicks. Tony Allen added 19 points and eight boards while providing his usual strong defence. Jerryd Bayless scored 11 points, including two free throws to end a Knicks flurry that had trimmed a 19-point deficit to four in the final half-minute. "This was going to be a tough one. It is not easy winning here," point guard Mike Conley said. "For us to come in and win says a lot. Hopefully this will spark something for us." Conley finished with nine points and eight assists after missing two games with a bruised left thigh for the Grizzlies, who had a 56-29 rebounding advantage and outscored the Knicks 60-28 in the paint. "Thats embarrassing, especially when you start a big lineup," Knicks coach Mike Woodson said, adding that Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Andrea Bargnani needed to rebound better. "I thought that was the difference." Anthony scored 30 points, while reserves J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. each had 16 for the Knicks. Chandler had eight points and six rebounds in his second game back from a broken leg, while Bargnani managed just three points and two boards in 22 minutes after moving back into the starting lineup. Randolph and the Grizzlies front line outworked the Knicks, methodically increasing their lead until they were able to build a big cushion with a 15-5 run that spanned the end of the third quarter and early fourth. "It was real critical me being aggressive, getting to the free throw line, making shots. Something Ive been trying to do these last couple of games," Randolph said. "Been a lot of focus on me packing the paint. I was kind of hoping that I could operate down there." Randolph had 10 points and eight rebounds in the third quarter, including a follow shot for the first of three straight Memphis baskeets that turned an eight-point lead into a 72-58 advantage. Davante Adams Packers Jersey. He made two free throws to open the fourth, then Bayless had the next three field goals for the Grizzlies to push the lead to 81-63. Memphis seemed comfortably ahead after Randolph scored in the lane and Allen came up with a steal and basket to make it 91-78 with 3:04 to play, but Smith and Anthony made consecutive 3-pointers to start a run of nine straight Knicks points that made it 91-87 with 25 seconds remaining. Bayless than knocked down a pair of free throws and Allen closed it out with a final basket. "I thought that we played really, really hard," Memphis coach Dave Joerger said. "Every coach puts up on his board, play hard, play smart, play together. I thought just about every single minute of the game we played hard." The Knicks fell to 4-10 at home, matching their total number of home losses all of last season in 41 games. The Knicks tried to change their luck in home day games, where they had lost by 41 points to the Celtics and 31 to the Spurs in noon starts, by staying in a hotel the night before. They were much more competitive, but far from good enough until it was too late. "Its a sense of inconsistency right now," Anthony said. "We have spurts where were playing great basketball and then we just have spurts where were just dead out there. So weve got to get better at that." Memphis is still playing without Marc Gasol and Tayshaun Prince, but was stabilized by the return of Conley, even though he shot just 4 of 18 and failed to score in double figures for the first time this season. The Grizzlies jumped to a 17-8 lead, but Knicks woke up early this time compared to the previous matinees and cut it to 25-22 after one. Memphis scored the final five points of the half, taking a 50-40 lead into the break after Ed Davis dunk with a second left. Notes: Knicks forward Metta World Peace sat out with a sore left knee for the third time this season. ... The Grizzlies are 0-7 against Southwest Division teams but improved to 11-8 against everyone else. cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys ' ' ' 

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Walter Payton Jersey . -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has shed the walking boot on his sprained right foot, but hes not ready for practice. Coach Leslie Frazier says Peterson probably wont practice until Friday at the earliest. The Vikings host Philadelphia on Sunday, and Petersons status is in question. Frazier says hes more optimistic about backup Toby Gerharts condition, but he likely wont practice until Friday because of a hamstring injury. At least the Vikings know wholl be giving the handoffs, even if theyre not sure wholl be taking them. Frazier named Matt Cassel the starting quarterback for a second straight week. Christian Ponder will be the backup. Joe Montana Jersey . Clevelands all-star point guard hit a three with 0.9 seconds left as part of a 32-point performance, and the Cavaliers edged the Raptors 99-98 on Saturday. "Kyrie threw up a bomb, he made a hell of a shot," Torontos Amir Johnson said. DeMarco Murray Jersey . Then seldom-used guard Rodrigue Beaubois gave Dallas the scoring punch it needed to turn away the Cleveland Cavaliers. Beaubois scored 18 points off the bench and keyed a fourth-quarter run to lead the Mavericks past the Cavaliers, 96-86 on Friday night. http://www.nflofficialauthentic.com/nfl-jerseys/houston-texans/jj-watt-jersey-c-1_418_422.html .S. Olympic Trials next summer in the hopes of qualifying for London 2012.  This would be her fourth Olympic appearance, having competed in Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996 before retiring at age 24.The holiday season is upon us. Its a time of year for family and friends, gifts and surprises, and a hectic Premier League holiday fixture list. As we approach the halfway point of the season, the table is as topsy-turvy as ever. The unpredictable nature doesnt stop with team performances. Individual contributions have been erratic and entirely volatile. There are players, however, who have been altogether consistent. Many who have come out of obscurity, and/or have performed above what was expected. Before the season they were overlooked or underestimated. They have answered the critics and become top Premier League players. Lets call these players true holiday surprises, or gifts to their teams and supporters. Here is the Premier Leagues ‘Surprise starting XI. Happy Holidays! Goalkeeper Tim Howard (Everton) – Inconsistent play has always been Howards Achilles heel. This year hes been the leagues best shot-stopper and has been a rock behind a team on the rise. Howard has a joint league best eight clean sheets and Everton have conceded the joint fewest goals (15 in 16 games). The American has never been on better form, boding well for club and country. Honourable Mention: Artur Boruc (Southampton) Defenders RB: Seamus Coleman (Everton) – It was rightfully questioned where best to play the Irishman. A midfield role seemed beyond him when deputized. Right back was always the most logical fit. The 25-year-old has grown leaps and bounds over last season, as comfortable in attack as defending. Three goals to his tally contribute to a more balanced team attack, providing an alternative to the reliance of attacking down the left. He is one of three players in the team to play every minute this season. The argument can be made he has been the top right back in the league thus far. CB: Dejan Lovren (Southampton) – The Croatian was a significant signing from Lyon last summer and an absolute bargain at £8.5 million. Lovren has only missed one game, a 2-0 loss at Arsenal, one of only three games the team has conceded more than one goal. His leadership has been an asset in a young team, and although still just 24, plays with much more maturity than his years. Lovren leads the spine of the team that is among the best in the league. CB: Steven Caulker (Cardiff City) – Another shrewd £8.5 million purchase, the 21-year-old represents the present and future for Cardiff City. Its puzzling why a club as steadfast on development as Spurs wouldnt give the player a longer look. Caulker needed opportunity and the move to Wales has revitalized his promising career. He has the faith of his teammates and the manager, serving as stand-in captain. Caulkers already one of the best defenders in the air and has also blocked the most shots in the Premier League. Hes played in all 16 games, with the highlight scoring the game winner in the South Wales derby. LB: Kieran Gibbs – Arsenals back four was in shambles a season ago. The entire back line has improved, but its Gibbs who has developed into an every match left back. The stats dont flatter, but his week-in, week-out influence is certainly felt. The wingback duo of Gibbs and Bacary Sagna down the right has contributed extensively to a fluid Arsenal attack. Gibbs has always had promise. But whether Arsene Wenger could rely upon him was debated. The acquisition of Nacho Monreal last season was a wake-up call. Gibbs has kept the Spaniard a peripheral player. Honourabe Mention: Curtis Davies (Hull City) Midfielders RM: Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) – The much-maligned Henderson has puts his many critics behind him to become a lynchpin for Brendan Rodgers. The manager has branded Hendo the most improved player in the league, and the assessment isnt far off. Henderson still looks awkward at times, needs to get better in front of goal and may never live up to his £20 million dollar purchase price. But hes only 23, is the only Liverpool player to start every Premier League game, and has been a versatile player down the right side. His passing has also been top rate. He will continue to be relied upon with Steven Gerrard out through injury. CM: Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) – The story has been well told. No player has shown improvement like the meteoric rise of the Welshman. A team-best eight goals and 21 shots on goal, an impressive six assists, and nefound poise on the ball, Ramsey has been the best player on the leagues top team. The potential has always been there. This season its been realized. Arsenal has a versatile, box-to-box midfielder to build around in the 22-year-old. The future is bright. CM: Ki Sung-Yeung (Sunderland) – Get to know this name. The 24-year-old South Korean International moved on loan from Swansea, bringing his composed, pass first approach into Gus Poyets team. He has become a coonsistent starter under Poyet and has been a real threat. Peyton Manning Jersey. A Capital One Cup game-winner against Chelsea Tuesday was the icing on the cake on a run of form making onlookers believer Sunderland may find a way out of the relegation zone. Hes good with both feet and is passing accurately at a rate of 89 percent. LM: Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) – The 18-year-old was playing in the Dallas Cup last spring. Now, hes a Manchester United first-team regular. Januzaj introduced himself to the world scoring twice in a crucial come from behind victory at Sunderland in his first career start. The creative midfielder caught the eye of United supporters on the pre-season tour. Fellow youngsters Wilfried Zaha and Jesse Lingard seemed further along in their development. But its Januzajs maturity on the ball that has impressed most. Hes the best attacking option on the United flanks at present time. Honourable Mentions: Jordon Mutch (Cardiff City), Jonny Howson (Norwich City) Forwards Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) – Hype has always surrounded the England International, yet production hasnt always followed. Liverpools bright start to the campaign can rightfully be attributed to Sturridge holding down the fort while Luis Suarez missed the first five matches through suspension. Sturridge scored four goals over that span, including three match winners. Injury has setback Sturridges breakout campaign. A big second half for the striker will be essential towards a potential Liverpool return to the Champions League. Shola Amoebi (Newcastle) – The Nigerian International has yet to score this season, but his performance is better assessed on what he means for the team. Amoebis link-up play between the midfield and targetman Loic Remy has been instrumental in Newcastles recent turn-around. In eight games Amoebis started, Newcastle has picked up 17 points and only lost once. His movement off the ball, creation of space and use of his size has made the forgotten man at Newcastle now an important player in Alan Pardews revamped team selection. Honourable Mention: Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) Other Musings - The Champions League draw may have serious implications on the Premier League when all is said and done. Manchester Citys mouth-watering fixture with Barcelona will test Citys resolve. It has always been suggested Manuel Pellegrini was brought in for Champions League success. Navigating through both competitions is no easy task. Fortunate for City, the two games with Barcelona are sandwiched between ‘soft fixtures: Sunderland and Stoke City both at home, then Aston Villa at the Etihad and Hull City away. These games will allow Pellegrini to properly rotate his squad. Arsenal meanwhile plays tournament favourites Bayern Munich. Added to the distraction is a game against Manchester United before their first meeting, and rivals Spurs following the second game with Bayern Munich. - Citys depth has already been tested through the prolonged absence of captain Vincent Kompany. Squad depth will continue to be challenged with top goalscorer Sergio Aguero out up to two months with a calf injury and right-back Pablo Zabaleta suffering a hamstring injury. These are critical losses – Aguero, a true game-winner, and Zabaleta who is top class down the City right hand side without appropriate cover at the position. - Wayne Rooneys injured status is a massive blow to United. The nature and extent of his injury has yet to be revealed. With a soft holiday fixture list ahead, this was a key time for Manchester United to make up ground. No Rooney and Robin van Persie for extended periods could force Uniteds hand to act in the January transfer window. Title contention may be out of reach. But Champions Leaue qualification cannot be. - How much can Liverpool afford to pay Luis Suarez to keep him at Anfield? And is a blank check enough? Is Champions League mandatory for a Suarez stay? Whatever Liverpools next step may be, inherent risk is involved. This is Suarez, after all. This saga is the highest stakes game being played right now in the league. - Game of the Week ahead: Arsenal v Chelsea (Monday December 23, 2013): both teams will be eager to respond; Arsenal from a dismantling at the Etihad and Chelsea coming off a Capital One Cup defeat against Sunderland. Things are boiling over for Jose Mourinho. His defenders continue to struggle, conceding soft goals and hes not getting enough out of his collection of unconvincing strikers. Both teams have title aspirations. Both have much to prove. - Two more coaching casualties this week, taking the total of managers fired this season to five. Odds on favour to go next: Malky Mackay. Theres too much dysfunction at Cardiff City behind the scenes. Youd have to worry for the team on the field if they lose their glue in the manager, Mackay. cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys ' ' ' 

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MONTPELLIER, France -- Veteran Marc Gicquel beat second-seeded Gilles Simon 7-6 (4), 6-3 to reach the Open Sud de France quarterfinals on Thursday. Eddie Lacy Womens Jersey . In their first meeting for six years, the Frenchmen dropped serve twice in the first set, but Giquel broke Simon two more times in the second. Gicquel moves on to face sixth-seeded Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, who advanced with a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) win against wild card Pierre-Hugues Herbert, despite the Frenchmans 23 aces. Fifth-seeded Gael Monfils had little trouble beating Portugals Joao Sousa 6-3, 6-2, and French qualifier Albano Olivetti downed Russias Nikolay Davydenko 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 7-5. But in another second-round upset, fourth-seeded Dmitry Tursunov of Russia lost 7-5, 6-4 against Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan, who plays Monfils next. Later, top-seeded Richard Gasquet faced Paul-Henri Mathieu. Mike Daniels Jersey . 2 behind Wilfrid Laurier. "No, not really," Smith said. "Were primed and ready to go. Were pretty excited." Smiths Martlets have more reason than most not to be intimidated when the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships begin Thursday in Edmonton. Mason Crosby Jersey . Major League Soccer postponed that game until Sunday, after the storm has moved out. As of midday Saturday, all four big college basketball games in the state and the Denver Nuggets game against the Minnesota Timberwolves were still on. The University of Colorado issued a statement saying its 2:30 p. http://www.packersproshop.us.com/Womens-Paul-Hornung-Authentic-Jersey/ . The NHL and National Hockey League Players Association announced Thursday they are partnering with the You Can Play Project, an organization aimed at eliminating homophobia in athletics. CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Johnny Cueto got a little closer to being playoff ready. The right-hander pitched seven solid innings on Tuesday night, and the Cincinnati Reds stayed in the chase for the NLs top record by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 after learning theyll be without their manager for the rest of the week. Dusty Baker met his players before the game and revealed he suffered a mini-stroke in addition to being treated for an irregular heartbeat at a Chicago hospital last week. Bench coach Chris Speier will manage the series against Milwaukee and three games in Pittsburgh during the weekend, giving the 63-year-old Baker time to rest. Doctors expect Baker to make a full recovery. He could resume managing the final series in St. Louis next week. "Were concerned about him and his health," third baseman Scott Rolen said. "Were worried about Dusty. Thats the bottom line. You take care of life first." Until Baker returns, its up to Speier to get them ready for the playoffs. Cueto (19-9) looked the part, allowing five hits and two runs in seven innings, including Aramis Ramirezs solo homer. Cuetos left hamstring tightened as he ran the bases in the second inning, but he stayed in the game. "He scared the daylights out of us when he came up limping while running the bases, but he was fine after that," Speier said. "He didnt want to come out after the seventh, but theres a risk-reward there, and we didnt think the risk was worth it." Cueto got his 17th win in August, then dropped three straight subpar starts. He gave up 14 runs in only 15 1-3 innings during those three games, raising questions about whether the right-hander was tiring out. He was back in form last Thursday, pitching six shutout innings in Chicago for his 18th win. Against the Brewers, he didnt allow a runner to second base until Carlos Gomez doubled with two outs in the fifth inning. Jean Segura singled to score Gomez, but was thrown out trying to advance to third on the throw to the plate. "If I keep working and doing what I need to do, I should be OK," Cueto said, with a trainer translating. "I thank God Ive been able to put those bad starts behind me. I went back and watched some videos. I saw some problems and was able to correctt them. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Womens Jersey. quot; Left-hander Aroldis Chapman hit 100 mph on the radar gun while pitching a perfect ninth inning for his 36th save in 41 chances. It was his first time in the closer role since Sept. 10, when he developed a tired shoulder. The Reds have 93 wins for only the second time since 1975-76, when the Big Red Machine put together back-to-back World Series titles. The 1999 team won 96 games but failed to make the post-season after losing a one-game playoff to the Mets. The win left them tied with Washington for best record in the majors and the top seed in the NL playoffs. "We have a chance at 100 wins and we have a chance at the best record in baseball, and thats huge," said outfielder Jay Bruce, who doubled home the final run. The Brewers dropped back-to-back games for the first time in more than a month, costing them ground in the wild card race with time running out. "Its not a good time to do it," manager Ron Roenicke said. "Its certainly looking a lot tougher. Were going to have to get some big-time help." The Brewers fell 4 1/2 games St. Louis for the final NL wild card spot. The 2011 NL Central champions had played their way back into contention for the post-season by winning 25 of 32 before dropping the last two. They got no break from the Reds, who clinched the division title on Saturday night and rested four of their regulars the following day. Speier went back to his usual lineup on Tuesday. Mike Fiers (9-9) gave up nine hits and four runs in 4 1-3 innings. The Reds put together four straights hits to open the second, loading the bases in three singles. Dioner Navarro singled for a 2-0 lead. Zack Cozart opened the fifth with a triple that caromed off the wall in centre, and Joey Votto and Bruce doubled for a 4-1 lead. NOTES: Cueto picked Rickie Weeks off first base in the first inning, his team-high ninth pickoff of the season. ... After two more games in Cincinnati, the Brewers finish the season with six home games -- three each against Houston and San Diego. ... The Brewers hadnt dropped back-to-back games since Aug. 18-19, when they lost two against Philadelphia. ... Ramirezs homer was his 338th as a third baseman, moving ahead of Ron Santo for sixth on the all-time list. cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys ' ' ' 

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