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LAKELAND, Fla. James Carpenter Jersey . -- Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias says he has stress fractures in both legs and isnt sure when hell be able to play again, leaving the Tigers two weeks to fill his spot for opening day and perhaps a lot longer. "Its bad news for me and bad news for the team as well," Iglesias told Tigers reporters before Mondays exhibition against Washington was rained out. The 24-year-old Iglesias is set to see a specialist in Colorado on Tuesday. After that, hell have a better idea on his future status. The smooth-fielding Iglesias played through pain in his shins last year while hitting .303 for Boston and Detroit. He said he intends to return this season to the three-time AL Central champion Tigers. "Absolutely," he said. "But for now, my goal is to get healthy, get rid of this, because the pain is really bad. I just want to get rid of it and come back 100 per cent." Minus Iglesias, the Tigers might pick from among three players already in camp to be their shortstop -- Danny Worth, Hernan Perez and Eugenio Suarez. Free agent shortstop Stephen Drew also is available, and Seattle infielder Nick Franklin could be a possible trade target. New Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he wouldnt dwell on Iglesias absence. "You take the 25 players that are starting the season and try to find a way to win on a daily basis," he said. "You dont bury your face in your hands crying about what could have been. Its counterproductive." Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski said Sunday that Iglesias will begin the season on the disabled list. The Tigers open on March 31 at home against Kansas City. The Tigers acquired Iglesias during last July from Boston in a three-team trade. He occasionally missed games while dealing with shin splints that hurt him while running, and hoped he would feel better this spring. But Ausmus said he spotted something was off with Iglesias in the Tigers exhibition opener on Feb. 26. Iglesias hasnt played since then and saw a specialist last week. Iglesias said he had "small fractures" in both legs. While disappointed at the diagnosis, he added, "at the end of the day, its good as well, because I know whats going on now. Its something that Ive got to deal with, but something that will go away with time." "I was able to play through it last year, but thats not going to happen this year," he said. NOTES: Ausmus said RHP Justin Verlander will pitch on opening day against the Royals. It will be his seventh straight year to start the opener. Verlander had core muscle repair surgery in January, a month after hurting himself while conditioning. Ausmus acknowledged that it was tough choice between Verlander and reigning AL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer. ... RHP Anibal Sanchez was scratched from Mondays start even before the game was rained out. Trainer Kevin Rand said Sanchez had some inflammation in his shoulder, but expected him to be OK for his next scheduled start. Corey Lemonier Jersey . Tortorella told The Vancouver Province hell be cheering for Team Sweden to win gold when they take on the defending Olympic champions on Sunday morning. "I hope Sweden wins, cause I dont think Hammer (Dan Hamhuis) is going to play, judging by whats happened. Lac Edwards Jersey . Last year, Matt Kuchar closed with a 4-under 68 to beat Kevin Chappell by two strokes for his second win of the 2013 season and sixth of his career. TORONTO -- Toronto Marlies forward Jerry DAmigo is earning a reputation for being a big-game player. DAmigo, who entered Wednesdays Game 4 against the Chicago as the league-leader with nine points through five playoff games, scored in overtime as the Marlies edged the Wolves 4-3. "Hes always been the guy that wants to be in that situation positively or negatively he wants to be on the ice," said Toronto coach Steve Spott. "You can see tonight here again. Its a big game, its a critical moment and he rises to the occasion." DAmigo put home the rebound off a Trevor Smith point shot at 3:28 of the first over time for his fourth goal of the playoffs. Toronto now has a commanding 3-0 lead in its best-of-seven series with Chicago. "It was just kind of a mixup play and (Trevor Smith) got it back at the point, put it on net which I was happy and I was right there," said DAmigo, who also had an assist in the win. "I almost missed it there and I finally put it in." DAmigo is the franchise leader in playoff scoring with 13 goals and 20 assists in 32 games. When asked about is clutch playoff scoring he said simply: "The puck just happened to be on my stick at times you need it." The Marlies are a perfect 6-0 in the playoffs and have just one loss in 10 games dating back to the regular season. Toronto also improved to 5-4 all time in Calder Cup playoff overtime games. T.J. Brennan, Peter Holland, Brandon Kozun scored in regulation time for the Marlies, while Drew MacIntyre made 32 saves. MacIntyre, who has not lost a start in regulation since March 7, allowed three goals-against for the first time in these playoffs. "Hes the reason why were in the game, a lot of these games," said DAmigo. Hes the backbone of our team and a guy who is keeping us in it when were playing badly for him so he deserves a lot more credit than all of us in that room right now." Dmitrji Jaskin, Adam Cracknell and Tyler Shattock replied for the Wolves. Jake Allen, the reigning AHL goaltender of the year, made 26 saves in the loss. As a result of smoke in a nearby Federal Aviation Administration radar facility at Chicagos OHare International Airport on Tuesday, flights at both OHare and Midway were cancelled forcing the Wolves make alternate arrangements. Sixteen players along withh the Chicago coaching staff made it to Toronto before midnight Tuesday with some players not arriving until 3 p. Robby Anderson Jersey. m. local time. Wednesday was by far the closest game to date in the series. After outscoring the Wolves 9-4 in the two games in Chicago, Game 3 was a back and forth affair between the two clubs. Brennan opened the scoring, on a power play, one-timing a Spencer Abbott feed glove-side past Allen for his third goal of the playoffs at 5:26 of the first. Jaskin tied it 1-1, on a power play, re-directing a Marc Cundari point shot for his fourth at 15:41. Just 50 seconds later, Holland restored Torontos lead, one-timing a Brennan pass from the side of the net past Allen for his fourth at 16:31. Cracknell tied it 2-2 with his third capitalizing off a Greg McKegg turnover and poking home the rebound off a Shane Harper shot at 18:28. However, just 11 seconds later, Kozun gave the Marlies a 3-2 lead putting a bouncing puck off of Allen from behind the goal line for his third of the playoffs. Toronto defenceman Andrew MacWilliam, who missed a month of the regular season with a concussion, left the game and did not return following a big hit on Cracknell behind the Toronto net early in the second period. MacWilliam was playing in just his fourth game since returning from the injury. Spott said MacWilliam suffered an upper body injury, but that it was unrelated to the concussion he suffered in the regular season. MacWilliam will be re-evaluated Thursday and could be an option Friday. Chicago controlled the play in the second period as they out-shot Toronto 14-5 and Shattock had the lone goal of the period batting a bouncing puck past a sprawling MacIntyre for his first of the playoffs at 11:34. "They came out hard and theyre not going to quit obviously," said DAmigo. "They were playing our end the whole second period basically and we had to change that up. "They had a tough travel day so we wanted to use our speed and use that to our advantage and I think we did that in the third." Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals is Friday night at Ricoh Coliseum. Notes: Maple Leafs great Wendel Clark was on hand to drop the puck in a ceremonial faceoff. David Broll played his first game of the series replacing a healthy Frazer McLaren in the Marlies lineup. Cheap NFL Hoodies Camo China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
London, England (SportsNetwork. Sacha Kljestan Jersey .com) - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo returned to practice on Thursday for the first time since suffering a back injury 10 days ago. As he usually does, Romo missed Wednesdays session as the Cowboys began preparations for this Sundays game against Jacksonville in London. He has skipped most Wednesday practices this season as part of his regular schedule to ease the workload on his surgically repaired back. Romo, who underwent surgery for a herniated disc in his back late last year, again injured his back in the third quarter of an overtime loss to Washington on Oct. 27, although he did return for the final series of regulation and Dallas lone possession of overtime. The Cowboys initially said Romo had a contusion, but further tests eventually revealed two transverse process fractures. The transverse process is a small bony projection off the right and left side of each vertebrae. Like any injury, we have to get out test it out and see what you can do, push it a little bit, said Romo, who indicated he still has soreness and will continue treatment each day. At the same time, you have to be smart. Romo missed last Sundays game against Arizona and Brandon Weeden struggled in a 28-17 loss to the Cardinals. After Romo took part in the Cowboys meetings and walk-through at the hotel on Wednesday, Weeden took the first-team reps in practice. Weeden would again be the starter on Sunday if Romo is unable to play, but Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones expects his three-time Pro Bowl quarterback to be on the field. Im anticipating him playing, theres no reason to think that he wont, said Jones on Thursday. My expectations are for him to play. Romo was in pads while speaking with the media on Thursday and didnt appear comfortable, looking stiff at the podium. He didnt give any indication as to whether he would play on Sunday, saying only he would be taking a day-by-day approach. Its improving each day, he added. I think if we do something positive each day, theres a good chance. If youre always waiting until you feel great to play, youll only play a couple of games a year. You compete, you go play. Theres guys who are banged up every week and go play. No one cares (if youre hurt) when you step out on the field on Sunday, you just go out and play. If Romo is unable to play Sunday, hell have extra time to rest with the Cowboys on their bye next week. Edgar Castillo Jersey . Or at least on everyone elses expectations. Costa Rica followed up its surprise win over Uruguay with another World Cup stunner on Friday, beating four-time champion Italy 1-0 to secure a spot in the next round and eliminate England in the process. Sebastian Lletget Jersey . - Maxence Parrot of Bromont, Que.TORONTO -- In light of Jonathan Berniers injury, goaltender Drew MacIntyre is rejoining the Toronto Maple Leafs, his agent said in an email. MacIntyre, 30, had been back with the AHLs Toronto Marlies since Bernier returned from a five-game absence with a groin injury March 25. Bernier left Thursday nights 4-3 overtime win over the Boston Bruins with what looked like a left leg or knee injury. Asked if Bernier re-aggravated his groin problem, coach Randy Carlyle called it only a "lower-body" injury and said the 25-year-old goaltender had an MRI scheduled. James p;Reimer relieved Bernier and stopped 10-of-11 shots he faced against Boston. Danny Williams Jersey. Hes expected to shoulder the load for the rest of the season, beginning Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets, if Bernier is out. MacIntyre made one appearance in March for the Leafs but has never started an NHL game. His agent, Thane Campbell, confirmed MacIntyre was returning to Toronto. It was unclear if hed be back in time for the Leafs practice Friday morning. The Marlies were in Utica, N.Y. for a Friday game against the Comets, the Vancouver Canucks top minor-league affiliate. Cheap NFL Hoodies Camo China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota All-America tight end Maxx Williams is turning pro. Darian Thompson Jersey . The school announced Friday that Williams would skip his last two years of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. His announcement came one day after the Gophers season ended with a disappointing loss in the Citrus Bowl to Missouri, though Williams had a personal highlight with a jaw-dropping catch-and-run for a touchdown during which he hurdled two tacklers. Williams led the Gophers this season with 36 catches and eight touchdowns. Justin Pugh Jersey . "Youre not really spending time to sit back and analyze what your competitions doing and things like that," Anthopoulos said. "Youre so focused on what were trying to get done." Ultimately, while the landscape around them changed with trades both major and minor, the Blue Jays did nothing before Thursdays non-waiver deadline. Eli Manning Jersey . The club announced on Wednesday that Malhotra signed a 25-game professional tryout contract. The 33-year-old suffered a serious eye injury when struck by a puck during a game versus Colorado in March of 2011.MOSCOW -- The Winter Olympics in Sochi posted a provisional surplus of $261 million, Russian organizers said Thursday. The figure is $119 million higher than a previous profit figure reported in April, but is still dwarfed by the government subsidies given to the organizing committee, valued at $420 million in December. The Sochi organizing committee said its projected surplus is a record for any games. The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics produced a surplus of $232 million. The 2008 Beijing Games claimed a profit of over $146 million, while the 2012 London Olympics recorded an $8 million surplus. The surplus is only from the Sochi organizing committee, which had an operations budget of about $2 billion. It does not cover any coonstruction or infrastructure costs. Kerry Wynn Jersey. Russias overall spending for the games totalled $51 billion. Sochi organizing committee chief Dmitry Chernyshenko said in a statement that all the profit would be "oriented towards the development of sport in Russia," with plans to provide "a significant sum" to Paralympic sports from the profits, plus a lump sum of $17.5 million. The organizing committee promised final results by the end of the year, by which time it expects to wind up its operations and be dissolved. As well as government subsidies, the organizing committee also earned money from merchandizing, ticket sales and sponsorships, including from Russian state-owned companies. Cheap NFL Hoodies Camo China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Nike NFL JerseysNike NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
KREISCHBERG, Austria - When he saw the icy conditions for Fridays snowboardcross competition at the world championships, Kevin Hill knew he was in for a wild ride. Travis Wood Jersey .It all ended well for the Vernon, B.C., resident, who earned his first major international medal.Hill overcame one of his least favourite courses to finish second to Italys Luca Matteotti in the big final of the mens snowboardcross event.Hill was runner-up in each of the elimination rounds, a rather dicey position as only the top two advance. In the big final he had to come from behind to assure himself the silver ahead of American riders Nick Baumgartner and Nate Holland.I started the day a little unsettled, very excited to race but with extra added pressure from myself, Hill said. The course was one of my least favourites in the past few years, more so because of the weather leading to the event with warm weather and then freezing weather.Those conditions made for high speeds and icy turns but Hill was in control.I worked hard to make it to the final. When the gate dropped I left it on the line and got some luck, he said. Im very excited, I cant thank the Canadian support team enough and now Im ready to go get a medal at X-Games.Christopher Robanske of Calgary was 27th and Baptiste Brochu of Saguenay, Que., 35th.In womens competition, Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States won her fourth world title.Nelly Moenne Loccoz of France was the fastest starter and led the womens final before being overtaken by Jacobellis, who also won the word title in 2005, 07 and 11.I am really happy, said Jacobellis, who won Olympic silver in 2006. It just all came together for me. I never won any of the starts. Every race I had to fight. Its incredible how much this sport has evolved, especially on the womens side. And I am happy to be a part of that history, and I am still with it.Moenne Loccoz took silver and Michela Moioli of Italy won the bronze medal. Olympic champion Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic lost in the semifinals and finished sixth.Two-time Olympic medallist Dominique Maltais of Petite-Riviere-St-Fran?ois, Que., won the small final for fifth place overall.Im not disappointed with the overall result at all I went for it, said Maltais, second to the Czech at the Games. At the level we are riding right now, many of us are in contention for the medals. There was a strong field for the small final and I really wanted to win it. It was a chance to bounce back from my race in Sochi.In the semifinal, Maltais was third behind Jacobellis and Moenne Loccoz.Tess Critchlow of Kelowna, B.C., was 14th, Carle Brenneman of Whistler 16th and Zoe Bergermann of Erin, Ont., 23rd.— With files from The Associated Press Custom San Diego Padres Jerseys . - First-timer Chris Harris Jr. Yangervis Solarte Jersey . They started shooting the puck. Joe Pavelski had a hat trick to move into a tie for second in the NHL in goals and the Sharks beat Philadelphia 7-3 Thursday night in the first game for both teams following the Olympic break.BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres are raising the price of season tickets despite coming off one of their worst years. The team announced Wednesday that prices are going up from between $1 and $4 per game next year. That translates into a $170 hike over an entire season for the most expensive seats. Sabres president Ted Black explained the hike in price is in part to ensure the team meets league standardds to qualify for revenue sharing. Jhoulys Chacin Jersey. The Sabres are offering rebates on merchandise and concession stand prices to those who renew their season-ticket packages. The increases come after Buffalo (21-51-10) finished with the NHLs worst record. There remains a high demand for Sabres tickets. Last year, the team capped season-ticket sales at 16,000, about 3,000 below arena capacity. Cheap NFL Hoodies Camo China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
LOS ANGELES -- Cliff Lee gave the Dodgers a good lesson in what has made him a dominant pitcher: masterful control. Andre Tippett Jersey . Lee scattered four hits over eight innings, struck out 10 and retired 21 of his last 22 batters to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-0 victory. The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner has 38 strikeouts and two walks through his first five starts, after leading the majors in strikeout to-walk ratio and fewest walks per nine innings during each of the previous two seasons. "Thats definitely something I take pride in," Lee said. "I really focus a lot on working ahead in the count and trying to make them earn their way on base. Ive made a conscious effort over the past few years to make that one of my priorities and its going to continue to be that way." It was the fifth time Lee has had at least 10 Ks against the Dodgers and, this time, a number of their hitters were griping about umpire Hunter Wendelstedts strike zone. "Its a good thing for me when theyre complaining about called strikes. I dont see how that can be a bad thing for me," Lee said. "I know they did complain a lot on a lot of called, and thats fine with me." Carlos Ruiz hit a two-run homer and a two-run double and Ryan Howard also went deep in the opener of a four-game series against the defending NL West champions. Lee (3-2) had at least one strikeout in every inning he pitched and did not walk a batter, giving way to Jeff Manship after 113 pitches. Left-hander Paul Maholm (0-2) gave up five runs and eight hits over five innings and committed a throwing error in the fifth that gave the Phillies an unearned run. "It was frustrating just going through a long first inning, battling, not having your stuff, and doing everything possible to get deep into the game," Maholm said. "The bullpen needed a rest and unfortunately I didnt give it to them." Maholm used 29 of his 107 pitches to get out of the first after a leadoff walk to Tony Gwynn Jr. Jimmy Rollins followed with a bloop single to right-centre. Matt Kemp slowed up on the catchable ball when he saw right fielder Yasiel Puig coming hard. Both runners scored on Ruizs double into the right field corner. "That was huge. An early lead is definitely good for the pitcher," Lee said. Puig tried to get one of the runs back in the bottom of the inning, but ran into an out trying to score from second on an infield hit up the middle by Adrian Gonzalez that extended his hitting streak to 16 games. Second baseman Chase Utley fielded the ball behind the bag and looked straight at Puig, who ended up in a rundown. Catcher Ruiz took the throw and chased Puig back to third before making a lunging tag for the third out with Kemp on deck. "Thats definitely advanced. That just shows that hes one step ahead of the game and a prime example of what kind of player he is," Lee said. "Maybe he could have gotten the guy at first, but he had a pretty good idea of how Puig was going to be running the bases -- and he was dead-on. He was aggressively rounding third and he was going to go all the way home. But Chase anticipated that and got him out." The Dodgers got only one more hit over the next 6 2-3 innings -- a leadoff single in the second by Kemp, who entered 1 for 15 against Lee with nine strikeouts. Lee retired the next 20 batters before Tim Federowicz singled with two out in the eighth. The Phillies made it 5-0 with a three-run fifth. Howard hit his fifth of the season one pitch after a two-out walk to Ruiz. John Mayberry Jr. singled and scored when Maholm threw the ball over Gonzalezs head at first base after fielding a tapper to the right of the mound by Freddy Galvis. NOTES: The Dodgers dedicated their training room and named it in honour of Dr. Frank Jobe, the teams longtime physician who died March 6 at age 88. On hand for the pregame ceremony was Tommy John, whose career was extended 14 years by Jobe with the elbow ligament-replacement surgery he developed and has become commonplace in baseball. ... Clayton Kershaw came out of Sundays simulated game without incident and will throw a bullpen session Tuesday as a prelude to a possible minor league rehab start later in the week. ... The Dodgers have committed 21 errors through their first 20 games. Joe Thuney Jersey .The seventh-seeded Raonic was scheduled to play U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori of Japan, but was replaced in the Group B pool by Spanish substitute David Ferrer.Raonic, who was 0-2 at the year-end event, said he suffered the injury late in the first set of Tuesdays 6-3, 7-6 loss to Murray. Duron Harmon Jersey . - Alex Dostie scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the Gatineau Olympiques to a 5-3 victory over the Drummondville Voltigeurs in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action on Sunday.NEW YORK – A pall loomed over the tight quarters of the New York Rangers dressing room Tuesday afternoon, mere hours after their hopes of capturing Lord Stanleys mug dimmed to the very faintest light. A third straight loss has them staring dead in the eye of elimination and try as they might, belief of some valiant comeback was difficult to summon on this day. The faces were long, sour and glum ahead of Game 4 at MSG on Wednesday night, to be expected in light of a gaping 3-0 series hole. "Im not going to lie to you, its a tough day today," said a particularly downcast Brad Richards, the 34-year-olds dreams of a second Cup fading dramatically after a 3-0 loss in Game 3. "I mean, the goal is to get through today and [Wednesday] will be a Stanley Cup playoff game-day and Im sure everybody will be in a lot better mood, a lot better outlook to try to get in and win a game." "Belief is everything," Martin St. Louis said, his beard speckled with grey in the final days of the postseason. "Right now, its a big mountain to climb but once you get into battle … first shift you get into battle, get into the game, win a game and now its 3-1 and you go from there. You cant look at trying to win four. Youre trying to win one." Despite the appearance of a one-sided series, the Rangers know full well that this Cup Final has been anything but; two overtime games that couldve gone either way followed by Jonathan Quicks brilliance in a Game 3 during which they controlled puck possession. But as Rangers coach Alain Vigneault put it – his mood predictably sour – none of that matters now. One game is all that counts. One more loss and hope of adding the first Cup in New York in 20 years dies a quiet death. "Whatever talk you might use, at the end of the day for us right now, its about one game," Vigneault said. "Thats as simple and logical and realistic as I can put it for you. We have to focus on one game and thats what were going to do." Though it matters little at this point, as stressed by Vigneault, the even nature of the series does offer the slightest bit of belief for the Rangers. Heavy underdoogs coming into the series, theyve stood toe-to-toe with the Kings, felled by their opponents will under duress, unmatched depth and an unfortunate bounce or two. Kevin Faulk Jersey. "Its not like weve been outplayed here – thats not been the case," said Henrik Lundqvist, appearing most at ease amongst a tense New York group. "Theyve been good, but I think weve been playing pretty good, as well. It comes down to a couple plays here and there. Thats been the difference in these games. But it starts with your belief and it starts with how you approach this game and the games after that. But they know its possible and we know its possible." Only four teams have ever rallied from a 3-0 series deficit, including L.A. in the opening round against San Jose. New York dug out from a 3-1 deficit itself in the second round against the Penguins, winning Game 7 on the road in Pittsburgh. This task, however, opposite maybe the most complete and mentally-tested team in the league, is almost beyond comprehension. Felled by Quicks 32 saves in Game 3, adjustments for the next one are simple for the head coach. "Score," said Vigneault, hopeful that the 28-year-old Kings goaltender wasnt locked in again on Wednesday night. A power play goal for a group thats managed one in 14 opportunities might be of help as well. "You keep repeating the process," added Richards, the Rangers centre held without a point through three games, "firing more on net, and youd expect eventually something is going to go in. For sure, you can always will words and battle and all that, you can talk about it, be better. The third period of Game 1, the ice was tilted, but overall the ice hasnt felt that tilted in this series. Theyre a calm, cool, collected team that doesnt get rattled and it just seems that theyre scoring at the right times and getting big saves at the right times." At their darkest point, the sky notably cloudy in midtown Manhattan, the Rangers were simply trying to summon some kind of light. "Its the waiting and thinking thats the tough part," Richards said. "Weve gotta get back in the battle and see where it goes." Cheap NFL Hoodies Camo China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork. Mychal Rivera Jersey .com) - Manu Ginobili capped off a 26-point night with a go-ahead layup with 24 seconds left in overtime, with the basket giving the San Antonio Spurs a much-needed 95-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. Ginobilis big game, along with a fortunate bounce to close out regulation, helped the Spurs get back in the win column following a rough 2-7 stretch that included a loss to the Pelicans in New Orleans on Friday. New Orleans had taken an 84-82 edge on Anthony Davis second-chance slam with 0.7 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, but the Hornets Omer Asik inadvertently tipped in Boris Diaws inbounds pass for Tim Duncan as the buzzer sounded to force extra time. Duncan finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Davis had 21 points, 12 boards and four steals to pace the Pelicans. Ryan Anderson also recorded a double-double for New Orleans, amassing 18 points and 11 rebounds. Jrue Holiday posted 13 points and nine assists in the loss. The Hornets fought back from a 10-point deficit late in the third quarter to claim an 81-80 lead on two Tyreke Evans free throws with 20.3 seconds remaining. Duncan sank a short hook on the other end to even the score, but Davis threw down the rebound of Evans missed layup with nearly no time remaining to send New Orleans back in front. Following a timeout, Diaw threw up a pass for Duncan as the star center was jockeying with Asik underneath the basket. Asik got a hand on the ball while trying to knock it out of bounds, but the attempt landed right in the net before time expired. The Hornets recovered to start the overtime strong, putting forth a 7-2 run capped by Davis steal that led to a run-out layup by Jimmer Fredette that gave New Orleans a 91-86 advantage. Ginobili scored the next five points, however, and Danny Green blocked Evans going to the hoop and was fouled on the rebound with 40.3 seconds to play. He hit 1-of-2 free throws to put San Antonio up 91-90. Davis then took matters into his own hands, going strong to the basket and converting a layup while being fouled with 36.7 seconds on the clock. He missed the free throw, however, and Duncan found a cutting Ginobili on the ensuing possession for the go-ahead points. Evans then misfired on a 3-point try and Duncan came down with the rebound to seal the outcome. New Orleans trailed 62-52 with less than two minutes left in the third quarter, but Fredette put up eight straight points to close out the period. His jumper with seven minutes to go had the Hornets ahead by a 74-73 count. The Spurs finished out the first half on a roll, using an 7-2 spurt to open up a 34-26 lead with four minutes left in the second quarter. San Antonio owned a 38-28 advantage at the break, with the Hornets shooting a poor 27.5 percent over the first two frames. San Antonio led by as many as 12 points early in the third quarter. Game Notes Evans finished with 15 points for New Orleans, with Fredette scoring 14 off the bench ... The Hornets had won the previous two meetings between the clubs this season, including a 100-99 triumph at San Antonio on Nov. 8 ... Hornets swingman John Salmons missed the game due to a personal matter ... Ginobili went 5-of-8 from 3-point range, but the Spurs shot just 25 percent (6-of-24) as a team from beyond the arc. Brandon Allen Jersey . Still, its a start. Josh Baileys goal with 1:40 left capped a furious third-period rally, and the Islanders edged the Penguins 4-3 on Friday night. Tashaun Gipson Jersey . scored 18 of his career- high 28 points in the first half, as fifth-ranked Ohio State dominated No.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. Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers (5) - Simply put, Lundqvist was brilliant. His whole game was defined by one save - a blocker reaction play on Thomas Vanek, for the save of the series and playoffs for him. He hallenged himself after Game 5, where he did not play very well, and responded with his best game of the playoffs and delivered the Rangers tto the Stanley Cup Final. Jacksonville Jaguars Jerseys. Dustin Tokarski, Montreal Canadiens (4) - Tokarski was outstanding on Thursday and was the reason why the game was close. He made huge saves on Derrick Brassard, Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello and Benoit Pouliot. Tokarski showed poise and confidence beyond his experience. It was a heavy pressure situation and he passed with flying colours ,showing he belongs in the NHL. Tokarski gave the Canadiens an opportunity to win in this series and thats all that could be asked of him coming in for Carey Price. Cheap NFL Hoodies Camo China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
TORONTO -- Things looked bleak for the Maple Leafs, coming off a losing performance in St. http://www.soccerbelgiumfansshop.com/Eden-Hazard-UEFA-European-Belgium-Jersey/ . Louis that coach Randy Carlyle termed "brain-dead" and with the league-leading Chicago Blackhawks in town. But the form sheet was thrown out the window Saturday as Joffrey Lupul and Peter Holland each scored twice and combined with linemate Mason Raymond for 11 points to lift Toronto to a commanding 7-3 win over the Stanley Cup champions. Toronto lost 6-3 to the Blues on Thursday with the scoreline flattering the losers. Toronto had played a strong game the previous night but was still beaten 3-1 by the visiting Los Angeles Kings. A 5-2 home defeat at the hands of the Boston Bruins started a three-game slide. "We really felt we needed a win," Lupul said of the Chicago contest. "Its a hard stretch for us, a lot of games in a short stretch of time so Saturday night at home with a day of rest, we came into the game feeling like it was pretty close to a must-win for us. Things were kind of starting to snowball the other way." Tied 1-1 after the first period, Toronto outscored Chicago 4-1 in the second to pull ahead for its first win in regulation time since Nov. 19, a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders. The victory also snapped an eight-game losing streak to Chicago that dated back to February 2003. Jerry DAmigo, Nikolai Kulemin and Phil Kessel also scored for Toronto (17-14-3) before a season-high announced attendance of 19,603 at the Air Canada Center despite a cold, snowy night. Toronto outshot the opposition for just the fifth time this season, holding a 32-28 edge on the night. It was a welcome sharing on offence for the Leafs, who have had to count on their top line of Kessel, Nazem Kadri and James Van Riemsdyk in recent weeks. Lupul finished with two goals and two assists while Raymond had four assists and Holland two goals and an assist on a breakout night for the newly assembled Leafs second line. Patrick Kane, with two, and Brandon Saad replied for Chicago (23-7-5), whose league-best offence sputtered on the night. The Blackhawks had arrived riding a three-game win streak during which they had outscored the opposition 19-6. The Hawks were also 9-0-2 against Eastern Conference opposition. "We were not very good," said Chicago coach Joel Quenneville. "They were much better than us. We got what we deserved tonight. We still got ourselves back in the game, 1-1 at the start of the second period and put ourselves in a decent spot.... But basically we got what we deserved because we werent ready to play." The Leafs came into the game in a nose dive, with just two regulation wins in their last 19 outings. It was water under the bridge as they welcomed the Hawks with a season-high seven-goal scoring spree. The lack of pushback in the St. Louis performance had been a particular low for the Leafs. "They werent very proud of our performance. They knew we didnt do a lot of things that we set out to do," Carlyle said of the Blues game. "I thought our hockey club responded the way they needed to respond. They took responsibility for our actions and thats a good sign. The most encouraging thing for us tonight was our work ethic and we stuck to out system and played it." The game was Carlyles 100th as Leafs coach, improving his record at the Toronto helm to 49-40-11. Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf returned to the lineup after serving a two-game suspension for boarding Boston defenceman Kevan Miller. The Leafs revolving door kept turning, however, as forward David Clarkson was handed a two-game ban earlier in the day for an illegal hit to the head of St. Louis forward Vladimir Sobotka. Finnish rookie Antti Raanta got the start again for Chicago in the absence of the injured Corey Crawford and Nikolai Khabibulin. He was pulled from his eighth career NHL game with the score 5-2 after two periods in favour of Kent Simpson, a 21-year-old from Edmonton making his NHL debut. "I think you could say that Chicagos goalies had a rough night ... and you have to take advantage of that when it comes your way," said Carlyle. It was a horrific start for the Blackhawks, who drew three straight penalties in the first period. But some indiscipline by the home team later in the period evened the score. Toronto was on its second power-play before Chicago got its first shot on net, some seven minutes into the game. Holland made the Hawks pay for the Andrew Shaw tripping call, tapping in a Lupul feed across the crease after a nice pass by Raymond at 7:14. "Not the start we wanted, getting the penalties and getting down a goal, then probably thinking too much offence as the game went on," said Kane. "The start wasnt good, especially the first 10 minutes. Three penalties kind of takes you right out of the game. "We tried to fight back and get ourselves into it but it was too little too late." Toronto faced a 58-second five-on-three after Raymond was called for tripping behind the Chicago goal while killing off a penalty to Holland. The Blackhawks scored 29 seconds later when a sprawling Phaneuf redirected Kanes pass from the side of the net past Jonathan Bernier into the goal at 16:14. It was his 18th goal of the season and marked the eighth straight game Chicago has scored on the power play. Kane, the leagues first star in the month of November, has collected points in eight straight games and 20 of his last 21. Van Riemsdyk could have made it 2-1 near the end of the period but, with a good portion of the Chicago goal empty after a pretty passing sequence, he couldnt connect on a Kessel feed that took a nasty bounce. Toronto had the first five shots of the game but the shot count was tied at 11-11 after 20 minutes. DAmigo made it 2-1 on the Leafs 13th shot just 42 seconds into the second period when he tucked in a Kulemin rebound that dropped out of Raantas glove. It was the first goal of his six-game NHL career. Both the puck and DAmigos stick will be displayed in a frame soon. "You guys cant see it but Im just going crazy inside here now," said DAmigo. A Chicago goal minutes later was called off for being directed into the goal by a Hawks hand (and then Phaneufs stick). Holland scored his second at 12:09 of the second period, left to finish all alone after taking a nice pass from Raymond. Kane replied at 13:30, snapping a wrist shot past Bernier after a Toronto turnover in the neutral zone. But Kulemin restored the Leafs two-goal advantage at 14:36, on a low shot from a Jay McClement feed. Lupul increased the lead to 5-2 on the power play, tipping in a Jake Gardiner shot from the point for his ninth of the season at 17:08. Simpson gave up a goal on his first shot when Lupul, just 28 seconds in, beat him from the faceoff dot after doing some good digging behind the goal. Holland had a chance at his hat trick but shot wide on a breakaway. Seconds later, Saad pulled one back for Chicago with a tip-in at 7:38 for his 12th of the season. Kessel made it 7-3 at 8:35 with a quick shot from the slot for his 17th of the season. Toronto heads to Pittsburgh next for a game Monday. The Hawks return home to host Los Angeles on Sunday. #18 Belgium Radja Nainggolan Mens Jersey - Replica Light Blue Away Short Shirt 2016 UEFA European Football Championship Soccer Adidas . 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Daniels has been deemed a contender, though clearly Wallace now will get a chance with little time to prepare before the Sept. 8 season opener against Green Bay. 49ers offensive co-ordinator Greg Roman said this week that Sundays game against Minnesota would be important for all of the quarterbacks. "I think its going to be a big game for them, big game for all of us," Roman said. "But, I think they just need to improve really down-in, down-out consistency. The right reads, obviously making the right throws. Theyve done some really good stuff up til now, stuff thats under-the-radar type things. Again, theyve had some plays that theyd love to do over again. So, its a matter of coming out this week and having a really strong performance." Wallace, who was competing with Luke McCown to back up Drew Brees in New Orleans, had his contract terminated by the Saints on Monday. Coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday that McCoy likely would play second after Kaepernicks stint is done in Sunday nights exhibition against Minnesota at Candlestick Park. McCoy, Tolzien and Daniels each have been getting regular repetitions in practice with the No. 2 offence, Harbaugh said. He isnt aggainst giving a rookie the backup quarterback job, which Kaepernick had behind Alex Smith after being drafted in the second round from Nevada in 2011. http://www.soccerbelgiumfansshop.com/Divock-Origi-UEFA-European-Belgium-Jersey/. "Yes, its OK. How that plays out, we will see," Harbaugh said. "Its OK for a veteran to be the backup." McCoy hasnt looked sharp or comfortable this preseason, and it appears he is still trying to find his way in Harbaughs expansive offence. He has completed 6 of 13 passes for 76 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions while also getting sacked once. "Definitely, its a factor," Harbaugh said of transitioning to a new team. "I dont know if its a percentage that youre looking for. Is it a percentage youre looking for or how much? Its definitely a factor, and the good improvement this week, hes working at it very hard, it means a lot to him and it does to us, too. Were coaching him up the best we can and well keep striving for improvement each day." San Francisco waived wideout Ricardo Lockette, who worked out with Kaepernick in Atlanta for a stretch this off-season along with departed A.J. Jenkins. Also Thursday, when the players had a scheduled day off, San Francisco placed safety Darcel McBath on season-ending injured reserve and claimed linebacker Joe Holland off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Holland originally signed with San Francisco last season as an undrafted free agent before being cut Aug. 31 ahead of the season. 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CHICAGO -- It took a hard slide for the Kansas City Royals to end their skid. Willie McCovey Jersey . Mike Moustakas scored the tie-breaking run when he jarred the ball out of the catchers glove in the ninth inning and the Royals beat the White Sox 2-1 Wednesday to take the three-game series. Kansas City was victorious for the 12th time in their last 14 starts at U.S. Cellular Field. They also won consecutive games for the first time since July 2-4. They are 5-10 since then. "I feel a lot better leaving Chicago than I did after the first game in Chicago," manager Ned Yost said. "After the problems you run into, you cant lose faith. You cant start panicking. You cant think the ship is sinking. Youve got to stay positive, because these guys have the ability to fight through it and get themselves out of it." Moustakas triggered the decisive rally with a lead-off single off Zach Putnam (3-2), the last of four White Sox pitchers. Alcides Escobar bunted him over before Nori Aoki hit a flare to centre field. Adam Eatons strong throw beat Moustakas to the plate, but catcher Tyler Flowers lost control of the ball upon contact. Flowers was charged with an error on the play. "With the (new) rules, you kind of have to obey them," said Moustakas, who was at a four-inch, 30-pound disadvantage in the matchup. "You dont really think about trying to truck anybody. Thats a big boy behind home plate there. Its probably not a good idea to go that route." Flowers said he thought he had the ball. "The replay looked like his knee on impact was literally straight into the webbing of the glove," Flowers said. "I wish I could have hung onto it, but theres nothing I could do different." Yost liked the jump off second base as much as the slide itself. "(Moustakas) got a tremendous read on Noris base hit," Yost said. "If he doesnt get the read that he had, he doesnt have the opportunity to score." Wade Davis (6-2) pitched one scoreless inning and Greg Holland retired the side in order in the ninth inning for his 26th save in 27 tries. After the teams traded runs in the first inning, starters James Shields and Jose Quintana matched each other for six scoreless innings. Neither was overwhelming, but both were able to get key outs when necessary. "(Shields) has the ability to make big pitches in crucial situations," Yost said. "Thats why hes our ace." Shields allowed six hits in seven innings He walked one batter and struck out seven. "I just try to go out there every five days and pitch my game no matter where Im at," Shields said. In seven innings, Quintana gave up seven hits and two walks and struck out three batters. He remained winless (0-5) against the Royals in 11 career starts. The no decision was the 36th for Quintana since the 2012 season, the most in the majors. Chicagos Adam Dunn singled to tie the score at 1-1 in the first inning. The hit scored Jose Abreu, who had doubled with two outs. Abreu (sore back) was back in action after a one-game layoff. Eric Hosmers sacrifice fly gave the Royals a 1-0 lead. NOTES: No sooner did Hosmer return to the line-up after a two-game absence than he aggravated his bruised hand on a checked swing and left the game. His status was listed as day to day. ... Davis has not allowed an extra-base hit in 42-2 innings this season. .... Four hitless at-bats left White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham with a .132 batting average since June 9, when he was at his high point (.298) of the season. ... White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo was a late scratch because of tightness in his left hamstring. Moises Sierra replaced him in right field. ... White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper (vertigo) did not accompany the team to Minneapolis for the start of a seven-game road trip. Bullpen coach Bobby Thigpen assumed his duties for the third consecutive game.... 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Quick to the puck and even quicker to the net, the Penguins top line overwhelmed the suddenly struggling Stars as Pittsburgh bounced back from a dismal weekend sweep at the hands of Philadelphia by jumping on Dallas early.MIAMI - The last time Dwyane Wade played in an NBA Finals game, he needed fluid drained from his left knee and eight hours of intense game-day therapy just to get into uniform. The Miami Heat guard later described it in a single word. "Hell," Wade said. It was also worth it, after he scored 23 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and hoisted his third Larry OBrien Trophy. Now, unlike last year, Wade is not dealing with any injuries heading into the Miamis finals rematch against the San Antonio Spurs. At 32 years old and with 866 NBA games already on his playing odometer, Wade still deals with plenty of aches and pains, good days and bad days, and basically has a standing appointment in the Heat training room. But compared to last seasons NBA Finals, his knees are good as new. "Hes a big-time, huge piece to our puzzle," four-time NBA MVP and Heat star LeBron James said. "To have him out there in the groove that hes in right now, its going to help us." The Heat are looking to win their third straight title and Wade is on the cusp of joining a list of all-time NBA greats. There are just seven players with four championships and at least one NBA Finals MVP award on their resumes: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Havlicek, Magic Johnson, Shaquille ONeal, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and the Spurs Tim Duncan. Wade could be the eighth person in that club. "We just want to continue to add to what were accomplishing," Wade said. Almost forgotten amid all the memories of Wade limping about during last years playoffs — he whacked what was his "good" knee at this time last year, the surgically repaired left one, in a collision with the Spurs Manu Ginobili during Game 6 of the finals — is he had big games when Miami needed him. Through his first 14 games of the 2013 playoffs, Wade was averaging 13.6 points. In the final eight games of that post-season run, starting with Game 7 against Indiana, he averaged 19.8 points. And in the last four games of the finals, he averaged 23.5 points against the Spurs to close the series. As his knees got worse, Wade seemed to gget better. Madison Bumgarner Jersey. "He still found a way last year," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "He really did. He had some of his biggest games not only in the finals, but Game 7, we didnt think necessarily he was going to even play that game in the Eastern Conference finals." This year, the Heat tried to leave nothing to chance with Wades health. The so-called maintenance plan for Wade — limiting his minutes to save his knees — kicked in on the second night of the regular season. He wound up missing 28 games in all, mostly because of that rest-and-rehab scheme, to ensure that he would be good to go in the playoffs. The results cant be argued. Wade is averaging 18.7 points on 52 per cent shooting, Miami is 12-3 in the playoffs and when getting more than three days rest — like the Heat will have before Game 1 in San Antonio on Thursday night — the perennial All-Star has had games of 23, 14, 27 and 23 points on a combined 60 per cent shooting. "Dwyane is playing great," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Tuesday. "He looks a lot more spry and ready to go then he did last year in the finals." Maybe the biggest payoff of the regular-season maintenance plan has been how Wade has closed games in this post-season. Wade is shooting 56 per cent in fourth quarters during the playoffs, the best clip of his career and the best percentage of any guard with more than 30 shots in the final period of post-season games this season. San Antonios Danny Green is second on that list, shooting just under 49 per cent. Wade doesnt like talking about his place in history. But he knows what rarefied air he would be entering with a fourth title run. 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The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. Barry Sanders Jersey . Considering they had the best win-loss record in the regular season, the two best teams are playing on February 1. It is amazing to think Seattle led for only 71 seconds in the NFC championship game, gave up five quarterback sacks to maybe the quarterback that is the most difficult to sack, had five turnovers and still won. To say they did not play their best game is an obvious understatement but it may have been the best thing to happen to them going into the Super Bowl. Seattle was humbled. They were humbled by a Packers team that came out focused and ready, but also humbled by their own inept performance. In the most important game of the year that the Seahawks played, they had their worst game of the year - maybe in the last three years. It wont happen again. The video will be reviewed, graded, critiqued and concluded. Player grades will be handed out and filed and no one will be content. Theyll be exhilarated and thrilled at winning but concerned at the previous events. Good teams and good players are just that because they dont make mistakes twice. They learn and become possessed by not repeating the agony and only accepting the ecstasy. Too dramatic? Not really. Players, coaches, everyone gets paid outrageous amounts of money to play this sport and the price is that you accept and have to handle pressure. And sometimes the biggest pressure is to respond from a terrible game with a great game. Football is week-by-week and the conclusion that is made is youre either regressing or progressing. Seattle regressed last week and I cant see it happen two weeks from now. For New England, its the complete opposite. They need to stay humble as they are coming off a completely dominate performance over Indianapolis. But then again, maybe its not even an issue, as Bill Belichick is the master at keeping egos under control. Yes, excellent in plays, adjustments, personal, preparation, and explanation, and second only to God himself, but his greatest asset is that he keeps players off balance. His expectations are so high you will never be able to complete the journey as individuals because as he said about 10 minutes after the winning the AFC championship; were on to Seattle. Belichick now has more playoff wins than Tom Landry with 21, and he is just like Landry. There is no one I respect more than Landry in football and my greatest regret in my athletic career is that I did not play longer and better for him as a player and as my boss. Belichicks personality and coaching is so similar to Landrys, with an all-encompassing business demand, every time I see Belichick I see Landry . Do they care for players? Yes, but they have their favorites and that is human nature. You become a favorite only when you perform. Brandon Bostick is now a name no Packers fan will ever forget. He is a young, second year player from Newberry Collage (I have no idea where Newberry is) who made a mistake - a big one. His job based on the trajectory of the onside kick is to block, not catch. Jordy Nelson was right behind him ready to catch and the truth is that the execution of the onside kick receiving team for Green Bay was perfect. The ball went right to Nelson and the actual kick was average at best and if Bostick had done his job, Green Bay in all probability would be moving on. But for an unknown reason he abandoned his assignment and made a play on the ball. The really sad part is he will never be forgotten and for some not forgiven. It will haunt him for a long, long time. The assignment always takes priority when youre protecting the football. He made an evaluation mistake and you have to have some degree of empathy for the kid. Yes, he tried to be the hero but messed it up. So it begins. Two weeks of constant analytical conversation and associated entertainment that will be incessant. It really is something to behold, that an event of such insignificance can be blown so out of proportion. And I say that with no disrespect but quit the opposite, that whether you live in Canada or the United States you have the freedom to associated whatever urgency you wish to the Super Bowl. Not all do. This should be a great game because of the talent level on the field, time to get ready, and the unknown effect of the time to get ready. And I know many would like to eliminate the extra week of hype but with that week we may see Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas. Without it I doubt we would. Best vs Best. The way it should be. Detroit Lions Jerseys . Simona Halep of Romania claimed the fifth title of her career by beating Samantha Stosur of Australia 7-6 (1), 6-2 in the womens final. After trading sets, Gasquet trailed 4-3 in the decider but broke back to 4-4 in a game that went to seven deuces with Kukushkin constantly failing on his forehand shots. Jarrad Davis Womens Jersey . - The Florida Panthers are getting some Army training to finish off their preparations for the season.TORONTO -- Kelli Stack had a goal and two assists as the United States edged Canada 3-2 on Monday night. The win was the Americans third straight and fourth in the six game exhibition series against the Canadians. It was the final match-up between the two womens hockey powers ahead of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Canada has lost two consecutive games to the U.S. under the guidance of newly appointed head coach, Kevin Dineen. He took over on Dec. 17 after Dan Church resigned. Stack, Hilary Knight and Megan Bozek all scored as the Americans opened up a 3-0 lead in the second period much to the disappointment of the announced crowd of 17, 227 at the Air Canada Centre. Natalie Spooner got Canada on the board with 34 seconds left in the middle periods. Canadas Brianne Jenner cut the U.S. lead to 3-2 with a short-handed goal at 1:57 of the third. Despite out-shooting the Americans 9-5 in the third period, Canada could not find the equalizer. Canadian starter Genevieve Lacasse made 27 saves in the loss while Molly Schaus stopped 25 shots for the U.S. The U.S. opened the scoring 2::32 into the second as Knight re-directed a Stack feed between the pads of Lacasse. Dwayne Washington Jersey. . With Jenner off for hooking, Alex Carpenter found Stack all alone in the slot; Stack beat Lacasse giving the Americans a 2-0 lead. The U.S. appeared to take a 3-0 lead at 16:05 of the second period when Knight knocked a loose puck out of mid-air past Lacasse; however, video review showed Knight knocked the puck down with a high stick and the goal was disallowed. Less than a minute later, the U.S. made it 3-0. With Canadian captain Hayley Wickenheiser off for holding, Megan Bozeks point shot beat a screened Lacasse from the point. Canada got on the board at 19:26 as Spooner beat Schaus on a partial break. Jenner got Canada to within one, putting home her own rebound after initially hitting the post. Canadian defenceman Tara Watchorn, who didnt play in Saturdays loss because of an unspecified injury, returned to action and was paired with Catherine Ward. Canada won the first two games of the six-game series, but won just once in the final four meetings with the Americans. Cheap NFL Hoodies Camo China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
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