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The Green Bay Packers are bringing back a familiar face in quarterback Matt Flynn. Florian Thauvin France Jersey . According to multiple reports, the former seventh-round pick of the team in the 2008 draft will be returning to a club devoid of its talisman with franchise QB Aaron Rodgers still out for over a month. Flynn made his mark in a 480-yard, six TD performance against the  Detroit Lions on January 1st, 2012 in a 45-41 win, setting Green Bay records for quarterback yardage and touchdown passes in the procress. That off-season, Flynn signed a three-year, $20.5 mill. deal with the Seattle Seahawks, where he was expected to be Seattles starting QB. He lost that job out of training camp to rookie Russell Wilson and found himself dealt to the Oakland Raiders this past April. Once again, Flynn couldnt establish himself as starter in Oakland, losing the position to Terrelle Pryor. After being released by the Raiders last month, he was signed by the Buffalo Bills, but never appeared in a game for the team. He was released last Monday upon the return of starting QB EJ Manuel. Back in Green Bay, Flynn will compete for time with Seneca Wallace until the return of Rodgers. The Packers are next in action on Sunday when they visit the New York Giants. Hugo Lloris Jersey . -- Ryan Millers debut for the St. Antoine Griezmann Jersey . The 18-year-old Januzaj has made his breakthrough at United this season, including scoring twice in a 2-1 win over Sunderland before the recent international break. His performances have sparked a debate about where his international future lies.Villarreal, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) - Shkodran Mustafi netted a pair of second-half goals to lift Valencia to a 3-1 victory over Villarreal on Sunday at the Camp El Madrigal. Coming off an impressive 3-1 win over Elche in La Liga last week, the visitors again hoped to get off to a fast start and they struck first with a bit of luck after six minutes through a Manuel Trigueros own goal. Mustafi found the back of the net in the 64th minute and he completed his double for a 3-0 lead in the 73rd minute. Trigueros atoned for his earlier error by scoring in the 88th minute for Villarreal, but it was too little, too late as Valenciia held on to claim all three points with its second consecutive victory. Raphael Varane France Jersey. The result vaults Valencia into second place in La Liga with 23 points, one behind Barcelona, while Villarreal remains in eighth place on 14 points. Also in La Liga on Sunday, David Barra and Victor Casadesus found the back of the net to lead Levante took a 2-1 win over Almeria at the Ciutat de Valencia. Aritz Aduriz scored after 13 minutes to hand Athletic Bilbao a 1-0 result over Sevilla at the San Mames. Finally in La Liga, Jonathas netted a pair of goals to lift Elche off the bottom of the La Liga table with a 2-1 win over Espanyol. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys White China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Authentic JerseysChina NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL T-shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '
Mauricio Pochettino praised Tottenhams perfect performance after beating Manchester United 3-0 at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Vincent Kompany Belgium Jersey . Spurs had to react after title challengers Leicester won 2-0 at Sunderland to go 10-points clear earlier in the day, but three goals in seven minutes reduced that gap to seven once more.And Pochettino was delighted with his sides reaction, and said the motivation to fight until the end of the campaign is massive. Erik Lamela put Spurs 3-0 up, their third goal in seven minutes He told Sky Sports: Yes, I think it was perfect the performance. Second half I was very pleased, very pleased, full credit to all the players, fantastic show. 3-0 against Manchester United is for us to be happy.We believe, and we still fight, the motivation is big, massive, and we need to try to get points and arrive at the end of the season with the possibility of winning the title.I think its true we sent a message that we are there, waiting and fighting, Pochettino also told reporters after the game. Report: Spurs 3-0 Man Utd Full report from White Hart Lane If Leicester fail we need to stay there, its important. Seven points is a difficult gap to reduce but we need to believe.The performance like today, and the result like today, showed that this team believes.Manchester United had the better of the early stages, but quick-fire goals from Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela but the game well beyond the visitors, and Pochettino was happy with how his Spurs side grew into the game after a testing opening. Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal said his side can still make the top 4 after they were beaten 3-0 at White Hart Lane Both teams fought a lot in the first half, both teams wanted to press and manage the game, and it was not clear who had the power to manage the game.But as it went on I think we went to dominate the game, start to find the space and create a lot chances. Also See: Spurs v Man Utd XI Relive when United stunned Spurs Tottenham 3-0 Man United Live on Sky Simon Mignolet Belgium Jersey . Ryan Callahan trade talks caught a lot of people off guard. Details are now emerging about why the Rangers would consider such a move. Darren Dreger: He wants a lot of money. Its been widely reported that Callahan is looking for a seven-year term around $6 million per year. That is not accurate. Im told that it is more than $6. Thomas Vermaelen Belgium Jersey . Toronto dropped a 7-2 decision to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon, with only a pair of late runs preventing a second straight shutout loss. Josh Willingham belted a two-run homer in the first inning and Kendrys Morales hit a bases-clearing double in the seventh as the Twins took the rubber game of the three-game series.ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals recalled prize prospect Oscar Taveras from Triple-A Memphis and plugged him right into the lineup to make his major league debut against the Giants. "You know what Im supposed to do is downplay it, right?" manager Mike Matheny said before Saturdays game. "Id be lying to you to say I wasnt excited for him." The 21-year-old Taveras didnt downplay it, either. This is his first look at Busch Stadium. "Oh, man," he said before the game, "Im so happy. I know when I hit for the first time, with the fans, itll be awesome for me." Taveras batted sixth and played right field. He got a standing ovation before flying out to left to end the second. "Weve got enough very, very good players that were not going to rely on him to shoulder this," Matheny said. "I do believe he can be an addition to something good. "Weve got an opportunity for a couple weeks to see what this kid can do." Matheny said Taveras was welcomed just like any other rookie, joking that balloons were not involved. "This is a big day, regardless of all the hype, for any oof our guys. Romelu Lukaku Belgium Jersey. Its a huge accomplishment," Matheny said. "To be on this roster for one day, whether player or not is a big, big deal." First baseman Matt Adams was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a left calf strain thats dogged him for several days. The move is retroactive to Friday. Cardinals trainers dont believe Adams will be available until early next week. Hes among the league leaders with a .325 average with three homers and 17 RBIs. "The tightness is just not coming along as fast as we wanted," Adams said. "I want be out there doing everything I can to help the team compete. Its very disappointing." Taveras was batting a team-leading .325 at Memphis with seven home runs and 40 RBIs in 49 games. The 21-year-old, left-handed hitter was starting in right field and batting sixth. Taveras had been on track to make his debut last year before season-ending ankle surgery. The Cardinals signed Taveras as an international free agent in 2008. He has a .321 average with 52 homers and 315 RBIs in 423 career minor league games. He won batting titles in 2011 and 2012. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys White China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL T-shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '
DUNEDIN, Florida – For a guy with an uncertain future and a history of self doubt, Colby Rasmus has arrived for his third spring training with the Blue Jays a relaxed and confident ballplayer. Alfredo Talavera Jersey . He eagerly relives the thrill of the Iron Bowl football victory in November, in which his beloved Auburn Tigers defeated the two-time defending NCAA champion Alabama Crimson Tide on a last second missed field goal returned for a touchdown. In the next breath, he laments Auburns loss to Florida State in the BCS title game. “Too many mistakes,” he said. Rasmus isnt a fan of American Idol. He watches only when his wife, Megan, has it on TV and admits to only passing interest in the success on the show of Dexter Roberts, a singer whos made it into this seasons final 13 contestants and who, through friends, performed at Rasmus New Years Eve bash. “I dont really know him. I only met him once,” he said. When it gets down to the business of baseball, Rasmus will attempt to control only what he can – his performance on the field. Signed for this year at $7-million, Rasmus will become a free agent for the first time in his career if he and the Blue Jays dont reach a contract extension before the end of the season. Hes not bothered that general manager Alex Anthopoulos hasnt approached him about a long-term deal, preferring instead to wait and, as Anthopooulos put it in December, “gather more information.” “Im given a chance to play again another year,” said Rasmus. “They didnt see fit to hold me for a long time and I have had some ups and downs and I get that. Im not really worried about it. Ive been given a chance to play another year so Im going to go out and play and let it all hang out and leave it all out there on the field.” Rasmus enjoyed a bounce back season in 2013. Limited to 118 games thanks to oblique and facial injuries, he authored a .276/.338/.501 slash line. His OPS of .840 looked more like the number in his 2010 breakout season in St. Louis (.859) than in either 2011 (.688) or 2012 (.689.) Despite missing 44 games, Rasmus hit 22 home runs, one off his career high. Prorate that number over a full season and he hits 30-plus home runs for the first time. At 27, Rasmus is entering his prime years. Hes maturing with time. “I guess everybody always said it comes with age or whatever,” said Rasmus. “I mean now that Ive got some time under my belt it definitely is easier. Looking back on how it was when I was younger I understand I had hard times with the older guys. I get it. But now, to be where Im at, Im just happy to be here and I look at it like that.” His manager sees all-star potential in Rasmus. “Last year was a big year for him,” said John Gibbons. “I think as the season went on he got much better. A lot of strikeouts early but he made some adjustments and when he puts the ball in play consistently, the ball goes a long way. Hes got a chance to be one of the premier power hitters in the league. He can do a lot of things.” Rasmus had a strong relationship with former hitting coach Chad Mottola. The two formed a quick bond, Mottola helping Rasmus with his mental approach to hitting. Now, as Rasmus gets to know his third hitting coach in as many seasons, hes willing to be patient as he adjusts to Kevin Seitzer. “Im not putting a rush on it,” said Rasmus. “Weve got a lot of time here in spring. I just try to get my thoughts together on what I think would help me and help him to make it a good flow and a good mix of what Im trying to do and what I need him to look for in me.” Seitzer knows Rasmus is a pull hitter who loves his fastballs – Rasmus believes hes evolved from being a dead pull hitter to someone willing to use all fields – and hes not coming in to overhaul the centerfielders swing. “Hitters have to be able to make adjustments from week to week, game to game, pitcher to pitcher, depending on the stuff theyre going to attack with,” said Seitzer. “Hes been around a long time and hes a smart hitter and hes very talented. You cant teach hand speed and hes got a lot of that. Well see how the process unfolds. “Youve got to be able to get in their head quick and find out how they tick and where their insecurities are, their points of concern in their swing with their mindset and all of that,” said Seitzer. “I get to know them pretty quick.” CECIL AND DELABAR ADJUST Brett Cecil and Steve Delabar were two important pieces of the Blue Jays stellar bullpen last season. Both missed time due to injury and while heavy workload would seem to be the obvious reason why, Delabar identified a different reason: He made a mechanical change to his delivery before the All-Star break, which led to shoulder inflammation and a month on the disabled list in August. “It caused me to put some stress in unneeded areas,” said Delabar. Delabar changed the positioning of his feet in an effort to be, as he describes it, more directional rather than rotational toward home plate. He was falling away on his pitches down and away to right-handed batters, likening the problem to a hitter with a persistently open stance who cant get to outside pitches. “I thought it would get me straight on line,” said Delabar. “It felt good to do it so I started playing catch with it, messing around with it and I got in a game and did it and I was like, ‘Hey, it feels pretty good. I just kept doing it, kept going with it and I didnt realize it was putting stress on my shoulder.” When Delabar returned from injury on September 2, he continued with his new delivery and with such little time left in the season, he didnt experience any more significant trouble. The plan is to use the adjusted delivery this season. Cecil appeared in 60 games in his first season as a full-time reliever. Not a lock to make the club out of spring training, Cecil took the ball whenever he was asked and was eager to put in extra work to prove he belonged. He was shut down on September 13 with elbow pain after only three appearances that month. With his role in the bullpen now firmly established, Cecil will focus on better monitoring his own workload this season. “Casey (Janssen) and Darren (Oliver) have been in this situation a lot longer than I have and they were telling me in April, you know, save your bullets. You may not feel like you need a day but if you pitch one day then use your better judgment,” said Cecil. “I told them in August, you guys were right, man. I was starting to feel like I was breaking down a little bit … Thats why you never stopped learning.” Cecil will better communicate with the training staff if hes not feeling 100 percent, but wants something in return – that the training staff doesnt raise any unnecessary red flags if he describes only simple soreness. Hes already adjusting. Cecil was given a 25-pitch cap for his bullpen session on Friday. He chose to throw only 20 pitches.Raul Jimenez Jersey . The hard-serving 22-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., became the first Canadian to be ranked in the Top 10 on the ATP World Tour thanks to his runner-up performance at Rogers Cup in Montreal. Javier Aquino Jersey . -- The guys in green raced off the court and into the locker room where they danced and sang, compared whose shot was most likely to end up featured on "One Shining Moment," and checked Twitter to see who was giving them a shoutout.KITZBUEHEL, Austria -- Didier Defago of Switzerland edged Bode Miller by 0.05 seconds to win a World Cup super-G on Sunday, and Alexis Pinturault of France won the super-combined event for his sixth career victory. With snow falling on a shortened Streifalm course, Defago was the next racer after Miller and timed 1 minute, 10.38 seconds for his first victory since a downhill in Bormio, Italy, in December 2011. "The course suits me," said Defago, the 2010 Olympic champion who won the classic Hahnenkamm downhill five years ago. "I was disappointed we had only one training run this week. I love this course. I fully used my chances today." Overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway and Max Franz of Austria shared third, 0.15 off the lead. The race also counted as the first portion of the super-combined, which added the results of the super-G and a slalom run. Pinturault posted the fastest time in the floodlit slalom to finish in an aggregate time of 2 minutes, 2.79 seconds. Ted Ligety of the United States was 0.44 back in second, and defending overall champion Marcel Hirscher of Austria was third, 1.47 behind. "Its a great result," Pinturault said. "My confidence is building and my skiing gets better and better. Thats very positive for the Olympics." Miller, who led the competition after the super-G as speed specialist Defago skipped the slalom, posted the third-fastest time in slalom but was disqualified for straddling a gate. Svindal of Norway also failed to finish the slalom, leaving Hirscher the chance to close the gap in the overall standings to 102 points. The next event is the night slalom in Schladming, where Svindal wont compete. Hirscher was 1.53 off the lead after the super-G but attacked his slalom throughout to make the podium. "I couldnt risk more than Ive done," said Hirscher, who failed the finish the regular slalom event Friday. "These 60 points are now very important for me." Ligety was 0.94 back in 31st after the super-G, but put in an aggressive slalom run that was unmatched until Pinturault came down. "My slalom run was ok, it was sure better than in the classic slalom race," Ligety said. "Alexis is a great slalom skier so its not too bad to be after him." Earlier Sunday, organizers delayed the super-G for three hours due to snowfall and lowered the start because of strong winds. Defago missed the season following his Olympic title after tearing ligaments in his left knee. He hadnt beeen on a World Cup podium since his win in Bormio. Hugo Ayala Jersey. However, getting top-10s in three downhills this season, including last week in Wengen and Saturday in Kitzbuehel, were signs of a return to form with the Sochi Olympics looming. "Its yet unclear if I am really going to retire," said the 36-year-old Defago, who had earlier hinted this Olympic season might be his last. "When I see I can still race this good then it becomes a difficult decision." Miller missed out on a possible win for a second straight day after mistakes he called "heartbreaking" and "painful" saw him come third in the downhill. He had targeted that race to earn his first World Cup win since taking the downhill in Beaver Creek in 2011. Miller said the anger from the day before helped him in the super-G. Starting 23rd, he was clean throughout and beat the times from the seasons leading super-G racers. "You use the emotions if you can, if you think thats beneficial," Miller said. "I know that on a short course, skiing really aggressive, really angry, can be helpful because its so really close. When it comes down to five-hundreds ... a little bit of extra aggression can make the difference. I definitely brought that in there and thats just a usable emotion." Miller added that he "skied really well. I didnt leave a whole lot out there. Second place is also fine. Both results are fine, I am just much happier with my skiing today." Miller considered himself unlucky having to start right after a scheduled TV commercial interruption of the race. "It doesnt help to have the TV break right before you," Miller said. "Three minutes of nobody skiing the actual track. And the snow, its not very much but its enough to slow things down a little bit." American teammate Travis Ganong trailed by 0.30 in joint sixth for his career-best result in super-G. "My skiing is in a really good spot right now," said Ganong, a day after finishing seventh in the downhill. "You get to the point where youve done so many races, you turn your brain off and you just ski and have fun. Most races Ive done in the past, Ive been over-thinking things. This run I just forgot about everything just relaxed and skied and had fun." Ganong later missed a gate in the slalom and didnt finish the super-combined event. This weekends World Cup races were the last before nations have to name their squads for the Sochi Olympics. 14:41ET 26-01-14 Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys White China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL T-shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '
Alvaro Morata has declared something is not right after Real Madrid drew four games in all competitions for the first time in over a decade. Willian Jersey . The European champions had an impressive start to the La Liga season, winning their first four games to equal Barcelonas league record of 16 consecutive wins. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. A frustrating 1-1 draw with Villarreal on September 21 saw Real miss the chance to surpass Barcas tally - and they have not been able to return to winning ways since, drawing with Las Palmas, Borussia Dortmund and Eibar. Its the first time since March 2006 that Madrid have been held on four consecutive occasions, and Morata, who failed to have on impact in each of the games, insists the issue must be resolved.Its clear somethings not right, the 23-year-old told Spanish radio station Cadena SER. We need to be united as a team and fight all for one and one for all. Real pressure on Zidane? Real Madrid players to blame for form, not Zinedine Zidane, says Graham Hunter If you look at Madrid individually, there are some very good players, but when we have played as one, as a team, people say we have the best squad in the world.We have to look to see whats going wrong. I dont know if its a lack of intensity, but its better to find out whats going wrong now rather than later.The run of results, which has seen Atletico Madrid leapfrog Real at the top of the Primera Division on goal difference, has piled the pressure on head coach Zinedine Zidane for the first time in his short tenure at the Bernabeu. We have to look to see whats going wrong. Its better to find out whats going wrong now rather than later. Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata The Frenchman has the international break to come up with a solution before travel to Real Betis on October 15.Asked whether Zidane could turn to an angry management style in search of solutions, Morata added, All of us get angry at some point.He is very communicative with us. More than giving us a ticking off, they are conversations in which he tells us what he thinks but to our face, and he is that way with all of us. Gareth Bale scored his 50th goal for Real Madrid against Eibar. We take a look at some of his best goals for Los Blancos Its important to have a good atmosphere and we have got all we need to make this a great year.The seasons only just started and, despite everything, we are level on points with the leaders.Watch Real Betis v Real Madrid live from 7.30pm on October 15, Sky Sports 5 HD You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: Bale milestone but Real held Zidane dismisses crisis talk Real pressure on Zidane? More to come from Bale Neymar Jr Jersey . Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris, city natives, handled the catering for teammates that begged them for the tasty postgame feast. Neymar Jr Brazil Jersey . The Brazilian international goalkeeper was beaten twice in the first 12 minutes of his Reds debut in a 3-1 preseason loss to Columbus Crew in Florida earlier this week.EDMONTON -- The Edmonton Oilers have signed centre Steven Pinizzotto to a one-year contract. Pinizzotto, 30, appeared in six games with the Oilers last season, recording two assists and 15 penalty minutes. The assists, his first two NHL points came in an April 12th game against the Vancouver Canucks. The six-foot-one, 200-pound ceentre from Mississauga, Ont. Fernandinho Jersey. , split the 2013-14 season between the American Hockey Leagues San Antonio Rampage and Oklahoma City Barons, posting 25 points (12 goals, 13 assists) and 183 penalty minutes in 51 games. Pinizzotto has appeared in 18 career NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers.Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys White China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL T-shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '
ROME - Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner claimed she had nothing to do with doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking gold medallist Alex Schwazer during an exhausting four-hour hearing Friday. Portugal Blank Jersey .Having failed to show up last week before the Italian Olympic Committees anti-doping prosecutor, Kostner was finally asked about reports that she told judicial officials that she helped Schwazer evade a test and knew he used a banned altitude machine.Carolina cleared up all the doubts there were to clear up and I think the anti-doping prosecutor was very satisfied on all accounts, said Giovanni Fontana, Kostners lawyer. She didnt cover up anything for anyone. Carolina is extraneous from the entire case.Kostner, who was also accompanied by another lawyer and her manager to the hearing inside the Stadio Olimpico offices, exited by a backdoor and did not speak with reporters.Shes used to a completely different type of attention and thats why we thought that after four hours she should rest up a bit, Fontana said.Schwazer, who won the 50-kilometre walk at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was excluded from the 2012 London Olympics after testing positive for EPO before the games.Prosecutors believe coaches and doctors knew that Schwazer was doping long before he tested positive, possibly dating to Beijing. He was banned by CONI for 3 1/2 years in April 2013.Kostner risks a ban of up to four years from all sports activities in Italy and abroad for aiding and failing to report Schwazers doping. A ban would also prevent her from appearing in non-competitive events or shows worldwide that are supported by the International Skating Union, CONI said.Kostner, the 2014 Olympic bronze medallist and 2012 world champion, is taking this year off from competition.The 27-year-old Kostner has also won two silvers and three bronzes at the worlds, and is a five-time European champion. It remains unclear if she could be banned retroactively and be stripped of medals.Kostner has absolutely nothing to do with doping, Fontana said. Its not like she won her medals because she told the anti-doping inspectors that Schwazer was not home that day.Schwazer failed an out-of-competition test before arriving in London and was removed from Italys team before competing. He admitted using the blood-boosting hormone EPO, and said he was quitting the sport.Schwazer also admitted to consulting with Lance Armstrongs banned sport doctor, Michele Ferrari.Kostner has acknowledged accompanying Schwazer for a visit to Ferraris mobile office in 2010, although she maintains that she did not know he doped.That was an entirely sporadic instance, Fontana said. She saw him only once and she didnt even know his name was Dr. Michele Ferrari. She thought he was a physical trainer because they talked about training data and stuff like that.However, recently published reports of Kostners testimony to Bolzano prosecutors showed she allegedly admitted to lying to inspectors from the World Anti-Doping Agency who came to her home in Germany looking for Schwazer on July 29, 2012 — days before Schwazer flew to London for the Olympics.Fontana said Kostner told inspectors Schwazer wasnt home to respect his privacy, because on his WADA whereabouts form for that day he had listed that he would available in Italy at a different time.Ultimately, the WADA inspectors caught up with Schwazer and thats when he tested positive.There cant be any rules violation because he was found, tested and resulted positive, Fontana said.Kostner also allegedly told the prosecutors about the altitude chamber, adding that the noise it produced at night prompted her to sleep with ear plugs.While altitude simulation chambers are not banned by WADA, they are illegal in Italy.But Fontana said Schwazer used the machine in Germany and that it also helped with breathing problems such as asthma.After reviewing Kostners testimony and perhaps more hearings with others, CONI prosecutors Tammaro Maiello and Mario Vigna will recommend a sentence. Then the case will be decided by CONIs internal doping court.___Andrew Dampf can be followed at www.twitter.com/asdampf Pepe Portugal Jersey . Smiths former Atlanta teammates were glad to hang on for an ugly win. Rui Patricio Portugal Jersey . After two months of mediocrity, perhaps the Washington Nationals have turned the page. Strasburg struck out 11 in seven innings Wednesday night and the Nationals kept the Philadelphia Phillies bats quiet yet again in an 8-4, rain-interrupted win. CONCORD, N.C. -- Kyle Busch proved hes still the man to beat on the Nationwide Series -- particularly when it comes to Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch raced to his 11th Nationwide victory of the year Friday night, giving him a season sweep on the 1 1/2-mile track. Busch edged Nationwide title contenders Austin Dillon and Sam Hornish Jr. to win for the eighth time in the series at his favourite track. Coupled with his five Truck Series wins at track, he broke the track victory record with 13. "I feel like Ive really taken to this place over the years," Busch said. "I have it figured out in Camping Truck and Nationwide but I seem to have a little bit of a struggle on the Cup side. Well see if we cant change that around on Saturday. Id like to score my first Cup Series win here." Busch and wife Samantha donated the winnings from the race to the Pretty in Pink Foundation that provides financial assistance and support to underinsured and uninsured North Carolinians with breast cancer. The victory pushed Buschs series record to 62. He has 19 victories this year in NASCARs three national series, also winning four times each in Cup and Truck. Overall, he has 124 victories in the three series, winning 28 times in Cup and 34 in the Truck circuit. The win wasnt quite as easy as his Nationwide victory at the track in May when he led 186 of the 200 laps. Busch, who started from the pole, only led 36 laps this time after struggling during the first half of the race. He took the lead from Hornish with eight laps to go and pulled away. "Its very frustrating to be leading with 10 laps to go and to get blown away by the 54 car," Hornish said. Busch said he stole a page from Kyle Larson, who ran well at the top of the track for most of the night before nicking the wall late and finishing 13th. "Its good to be young and dumb," Busch said with a laugh. "He taught us old wily veterans something. He drove past me and I said, I better try that." The night ended the same way it began in the points standings-- with Dillon holding an eight-point lead over Hornish. Hornish finished a spot behind Dillon in third, but receiived bonus points for leading the most laps essentially making Friday nights race a push. Gelson Martins Jersey. . The final three races will determine wholl win the championship but both drivers said theres a mutual respect and they expect clean racing moving forward. "I feel like were going to run hard for the championship and were going to race each other with respect and see how the points stack up at the end," Hornish said. Dillon is hoping for more races like this one, calling it the best race hes been a part of this year. "We had three guys fighting it out until the end and it was a heck of a race," Dillon said. With the victory, Joe Gibbs Racings No. 54 Toyota took the lead in the owners standings, four points ahead of Penske Racings No. 22. Joey Logano was seventh in the Penske ride. The No. 22 has 11 victories this year, five by Brad Keselowski, three by Logano, two by AJ Allmendinger and one by Ryan Blaney. Busch started on the pole but dropped back to sixth in the first half of the race. His crew made adjustments around lap 115 and he started climbing back toward the front. It was a tough night for Gibbs teammates Brian Vickers and Elliott Sadler, who crashed on lap 52. The incident began when Reed Sorenson got into the grass causing him to slide up the track into the wall on the front stretch. As Sorenson slid back down the track Vickers tried to avoid him and slammed into Sadler, who was coming off pit row, taking out both JGR cars. The crash knocked Vickers and Sorenson out of the race. Sadler returned to the track after getting some done, but that temporary fix only lasted only a dozen laps before he crashed and was forced to join the others behind the wall. Sadler said it was a frustrating night with a lot of "weird luck." "We had a rocket tonight and we were coming up through the pack," Sadler said. "My spotter was telling me to Go, go, I had no idea they were going to hit me." Sorenson said he was looking to make a pass when his left front tire hit the grass. 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OKLAHOMA CITY -- If there were any doubts left about whether Russell Westbrook still had his same explosiveness, the Oklahoma City point guard put those to rest once and for all. Rose Lavelle Jersey . Westbrook finished with 22 points, including two thundering dunks, as the Thunder pulled away in the second half for a 107-93 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 assists, and Serge Ibaka added 17 points and 13 rebounds as Oklahoma City (3-1) won its 11 straight game over the Mavericks, including the playoffs. The last loss for the Thunder against Dallas was on Jan. 2, 2012. The win was also the Thunders second straight since the return of its All-Star point guard, who rebounded from a 5-of-16 shooting performance in his first game back to finish 10 of 20 on Wednesday. The two dunks -- including one in the fourth quarter when he soared down the lane to give the Thunder its biggest lead at 97-80 -- were the true measure of Westbrooks health after two off-season knee surgeries. "Thats God-given ability; you cant take that away," Durant said. "I knew he would come back right, and he looked great tonight." Monta Ellis led Dallas (3-2), which was playing its second game in two nights, with 20 points. Jae Crowder and Shawn Marion added 17 points each, while Dirk Nowitzki finished with 16. Ellis had seven of the Mavericks 21 turnovers, which resulted in 27 fast-break points for Oklahoma City. "They are a good team, and to win this game in this atmosphere you really have got to be right and really have to be functioning well on all levels," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. "And it just wasnt there for us tonight." The Thunder led 57-51 at halftime, quickly extending that lead to as many as 15 points in the third quarter and remaining ahead by double figures throughout the fourth. Westbrook who provided several of the games biggest highlights, putting to rest any doubt about the health of his knee while finishing 10 of 20 from the field. The point guard was 5 of 16 in his first game back, a win over Phoenix, but he took control early against the Mavericks -- soaring through the lane for two one-handed highlight dunks. "Its what we expect," Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said. "Thats who he is. Hes an aggressive player. Hes a talented player that has improved every year. "This is the guy that we all knew what he was going to do when he came back." Westbrook wasted little time in showing there are no ill effects in his second game back after his most recent knee surgery, scoring eight of Oklahoma Citys first 11 points. He only finished with four assists, but he had plenty of help in the facilitating role from Durant and his 10 assists as well as five assists off the bench from Reggie Jackson. The Thunder finished with a season-high 28 assists as a team. Also, rookie Steven Adams finished with six points and nine rebounds in 20 minutes of action. The centre dunked off an assist from Durant to put Oklahoma City up 42-39 in the second quarter, and he followed with a steal on the other end. Adams then threw the outlet pass to a streaking Westbrook, who finished the break with a one-handed dunk that put the Thunder up 46-39 and set the tone for the comfortable second half. "It was good for me," Westbrook said. "Im still on the road to getting back to where I need to be." Dallas led by as many as five points in the first quarter, taking a 20-15 lead after a drive by Ellis. Nowitzki put the Mavericks up 29-26 with a 3-pointer late in the first quarter, but they shot 42.2 per cent (36 of 85) for the game compared to a 43-of-79 (54.4 per cent) shooting effort by Oklahoma City. "Theyre one of the best teams," Dallas forward DeJuan Blair said. "Were also one of the best teams, and thats just what you get." NOTES: Ellis entered averaging 25 points per game, ahead of Nowitzkis 20.3 ... The last player to lead the Mavericks in scoring for the season was Michael Finley during 1999-2000, Nowitzkis second season in the NBA. ... Dallas Shawn Marion moved into 21st on the NBAs all-time list with his two steals for the game, passing Charles Barkley. Marion has 1,649 steals for his career. ... Vince Carter was ejected with 4:01 remaining in the third quarter after an elbow to the face of Adams. Becky Sauerbrunn Jersey . Ferrer will play Mikhail Youzhny on Sunday after he defeated Dmitry Tursunov 6-2, 6-4 in an all-Russian semifinal. "Youzhny is a good player," Ferrer said. Crystal Dunn Jersey . Jim Leyland, in his eighth playoffs, has never had a starting rotation he trusts as much as the grouping of Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez and Doug Fister.SEATTLE -- Chris Young and Robinson Cano arrived in Seattle with fanfare at opposite ends of the spectrum. Seattle couldnt celebrate the arrival of Cano enough. Young was a last-second addition plucked at the end of spring training. Each has proven invaluable in keeping Seattle at .500 at the 50-game mark of the season. Young pitched shutout ball until Albert Pujols homered in the seventh inning, Cano had three hits and two RBIs to raise his average to .332, and the Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-1 on Monday. While the production from Cano was expected after he signed a $240 million contract to join the Mariners, what Young has contributed is a surprise, especially with Seattle down two expected starters in the rotation. "I was trying to find the adjectives to describe this guy today, but what a godsend hes been for this rotation," Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said. "Hes been tremendous. In and out, up and down, he never wavers and knows what he wants to do." Young (4-2) kept the Angels without a hit until Kole Calhouns single with one out in the sixth inning. An inning later, Pujols hit his 506th career home run, pulling within three of Gary Sheffield for 24th on baseballs all-time homer list. Young lasted only two more batters after Pujols homer, getting pulled after issuing a walk to Raul Ibanez. He struck out five and walked three. But Youngs strong pitching at Safeco Field continued. In four starts at home this season, Young is 2-0 with a 1.65 ERA. It was a solid rebound for Young, who got knocked around in losing his previous two starts. He gave up 10 hits and five runs in losing to Minnesota and allowed four runs and seven hits in a loss to Texas last week. In Youngs last seven starts for Seattle, the Mariners are 5-2. Its an impressive turnaround considering Young spent all of last season out of the majors after shoulder surgery. "When youre oout there competing, you expect to win. Alyssa Naeher Jersey. I wouldnt take the ball if I didnt expect to go out and compete and win," Young said. "To say its surprising, after all the hard work and time rehabbing I put in I would say no." After McClendon lamented Seattles production following losses over the weekend to Houston, the Mariners responded with five runs in the first two innings off Tyler Skaggs (4-2). Seattle scored three unearned runs with two outs in the second. The top three hitters in Seattles order did the damage against Skaggs. James Jones scored twice, and Michael Saunders tripled, singled and scored two runs. Cano singled in each of his first three at-bats a day after his streak of reaching base ended at 31 games. "Thats just part of the game sometimes where you take advantage of a pitch over the plate," Cano said. "Sometimes there are games where they throw you that same pitch and you foul it off. ... We took advantage and thats what we want. Those are the little things you want to do." Skaggs wasnt helped by his defence in the second inning when shortstop Erick Aybar couldnt handle Jones one-hopper with two outs. The miscue allowed Dustin Ackley to score and opened the door for two more runs on Saunders triple and Canos infield single. Despite the early trouble, Skaggs threw seven innings and struck out eight. "Tyler understood keeping us in the game," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "He made pitches, got on a great streak and pitched seven innings. But the damage was done early." NOTES: Angels dropped to 1-5 vs. Seattle this season. ... 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BERLIN -- Injury-hit Augsburg ended Bayern Munichs record 53-game unbeaten run in the Bundesliga with a 1-0 victory Saturday and Borussia Dortmund came from behind to beat Wolfsburg 2-1. Dani Carvajal Spain Jersey . Sascha Moelders scored in the 31st minute for Augsburg to hand Bayern its first league loss since a 2-1 defeat at home to Bayer Leverkusen on Oct. 28, 2012. "Thats football, thats sport," Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said. "You cant always win. There was going to be a loss sooner or later." It was Augsburgs first victory over its larger Bavarian rival after five league and three German Cup defeats, and Bayerns third successive game without a win in all competitions since it won the Bundesliga title with seven games to spare. Guardiolas side drew 3-3 against Hoffenheim last weekend and then 1-1 at Manchester United in the Champions league quarterfinal first leg on Tuesday. With one eye on next Wednesdays return leg, the Spaniard fielded a weakened side in Augsburg, with seven changes to the side that lined up in Manchester. Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Philipp Lahm were left out of the squad, while David Alaba, Jerome Boateng, Mario Goetze, Dante and Thomas Mueller all started on the bench. "The Bundesliga is over for us. Our target is the Champions League," Guardiola said in the run-up to the game, before opting to give Mitchel Weiser, Pierre-Emil Hojbjerg and Ylli Sallahi their starting debuts. Deputy goalkeeper Tom Starke was also supposed to start but he tore a ligament in his right elbow in training on Friday. A mistake from Weiser led to the goal. The Bayern midfielder was easily dispossessed by Daniel Baier, who set Moelders through on goal in front of Manuel Neuer. The Augsburg striker fired hard and high to give the Bayern No. 1 little chance. The lead was deserved, with Bayern unusually passive and disorientated in the face of the home sides harrying and quick passing game in the first half. "The lead was super for us. We could be more compact and rely on the counterattack then," said Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl, who missed three injured regulars and suspended top-scorer Andre Hahn. "It all went very well." Neuer denied Alexander Esswein in the 52nd, and though Bayern improved -- David Alabas effort crashed back off the post in the 68th -- Augsburg managed to hold on, and even struck the post through Moelders in the 89th. "We accept it and now we have to prepare as quickly as possible for the Manchester game," Guardiola said. "Next Wednesday we have a final. Its about life or death." Marco Reus scored one and set up another for Dortmund in the late game, denying Wolfsburg the chance to go fourth. Ivica Olic fired the visitors ahead on a rebound in the 34th, and might have scored again six minutes later, when he struck the crossbar and then hit it again with the rebound from his first attempt. Robert Lewandowski equalized in the 51st with a header from Reus corner, and a mistake from Wolfsburg keeper Max Grun on his 27th birthday, when he dropped the ball after colliding with a defender, allowed Reus to swoop for the winning goal in the 77th. Dortmund next hosts Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday, when it hopes to overturn a 3-0 away defeat. "I havent given up in any case," Reus said. "Nothing is impossible in football." The result meant Borussia Moenchengladbach stayed fourth on goal difference from Bayer Leverkusen after a 2-0 win at relegation-threatened Nuremberg. Juan Arango scored with a deflected free kick that gave Nuremberg keeper Raphael Schaefer no chance in the 18th, and Max Kruse made sure of the result with a penalty in the 79th. "It was close, but the result is not undeserved," Moenchengladbach coach Lucien Favre said. Also Saturday, Schalke drew 1-1 at Werder Bremen, Stuttgart beat fellow relegation candidate Freiburg 2-0, and Eintracht Frankfurt defeated Mainz 2-0. Bremen striker Franco Di Santo scored from a narrow angle in the 15th minute, but Leon Goretzka equalized in the 33rd for Schalke. Ibrahima Traore did brilliantly to create Stuttgarts breakthrough in the 69th, eluding three defenders on the right and playing a one-two with Christian Gentner before crossing for Maxim Alexandru to score. Martin Harnik sealed the win in the 89th, as Stuttgart climbed above Hamburger SV on goal difference and out of the relegation zone. "Its only a little step," Stuttgart coach Huub Stevens said. Goals from Joselu in the 52nd and Alexander Meier in the 85th were enough for Frankfurt. Leverkusen earlier sacked Sami Hyypia as coach with Champions League qualification anything but assured. Marco Asensio Spain Jersey . 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Beth Allen produced an outstanding finish to claim her second Ladies European Tour title in as many months with a three-shot victory at the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open. Toby Alderweireld Belgium Jersey . Allen trailed Georgia Hall by two shots with just five holes remaining at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, but as the English youngster faltered down the stretch, Allen reeled off three consecutive birdies to take control.The American parred the last to match the course record of 64 and post a winning score of 21-under par, and the victory also took her 50,000 euros ahead of Shanshan Feng at the top of the LET Order of Merit. Beth Allen produced three late birdies to snatch victory in Abu Dhabi Allen was two behind Hall heading into the final round, but she soon pulled level with birdies at the second and fourth before Hall edged back in front at the next.The leading pair traded birdies at eight and nine, but Allen claimed the lead with another at the 10th and stayed in front when she matched Halls birdie at the 11th - Allens fourth gain in a row. Georgia Hall led by two shots with just five holes to play However, the tournament swung back in Halls favour when she birdied the 13th as Allen bogeyed, although the 20-year-old then dropped her first shot of the day at the next.Allen then seized her chance and reeled off three consecutive birdies from the 15th, while Hall dropped another stroke at the 16th to slip three strokes adrift. 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Coach Jason Garrett said Romo had back surgery Friday, and Kyle Orton will start when Dallas faces Philadelphia on Sunday night with the NFC East title and a post-season berth on the line. Garrett said Romo underwent treatment all week in hopes of playing after injuring his back in a season-saving 24-23 victory against Washington. The winning touchdown came after the injury on Romos fourth-down pass to DeMarco Murray in the final 2 minutes. Romo hurt himself when he tripped over his foot while trying to escape pressure earlier in the fourth quarter. "He might have had his finest hour against the Redskins last week, what he did at the end of that ballgame under the circumstances," Garrett said. "Pretty special." Romo lost the past two winner-take-all finales -- to the New York Giants two years ago and Washington last season. He also lost to the Eagles in the same situation in 2008 and now will miss a chance to improve his 1-6 record in elimination games. "Hes devastated," Garrett said. "Devastated. He puts a lot into this." Philadelphia (9-6) is trying to complete a worst-to-first turnaround from a 4-12 season under first-year coach Chip Kelly. The Cowboys (8-7) want to end a three-year playoff drought and avoid a third 8-8 finish in Garretts three full seasons as coach. Dallas will have to do it without its defensive leader, too. Linebacker Sean Lee will miss his third straight game with a sprained neck. Hell wind up sidelined for five of the last six regular-season games. He was out for two with a hamstring injury. Lee was forced to watch last years season-ending loss to the Redskins with a toe injury sustained in the sixth game. "You have this picture of how the season is going to go and two years in a row, it doesnt go the right way from a personal standpoiint, from a physical standpoint," Lee said. Thorgan Hazard Jersey. "Im just trying to stay positive, trying to help out any way I can, but I hate not being on the football field." Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on his radio show that the team and Romo hoped an injection would ease the pain enough to allow him to play. But his condition didnt improve, and Jones said doctors advised it was better not to wait for surgery. Jones said the hope is that Romo will be ready for off-season practices in May. Romo missed all the off-season workouts this year after surgery to remove a cyst from his back in April. Garrett and Jones said the latest injury is not related, but wouldnt be more specific about Fridays procedure. News of the second back surgery comes nine months after Romo signed a six-year, $108 million extension with $55 million guaranteed. "He played very well coming off the first procedure he had in the spring," Garrett said. "We are completely confident hes going to rehab and come back 100 per cent." Orton, who declined to talk to reporters Friday, will make his first start since the finale in 2011, when he finished the season in Kansas City after getting replaced by Tim Tebow in Denver. Hes appeared in three games and thrown just 15 passes in two seasons as Romos backup. "Weve been operating as if Kyle Orton is going to be our starting quarterback," Garrett said. "At the same time we were trying to do whatever we could to see if we could help Tony and get him back as quickly as possible. We just felt like this was the best course of action." Notes: DE DeMarcus Ware missed practice because of an elbow injury but told reporters he is playing. Hes listed as questionable. ... WR/KR Dwayne Harris and CB Morris Claiborne are set to return from hamstring injuries. Both are probable. Harris missed three of the past four games, and Claiborne missed six of seven. ... 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DETROIT -- Two goalies combined on a Detroit Red Wings shutout for the first time since the 2001-02 season, when they went on to hoist the Stanley Cup. Ruben Dias Jersey . "Maybe its a good omen," Jimmy Howard said after finishing off a shutout that Jonas Gustavsson started in a 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night. Justin Abdelkader scored early in the second period and again in the final seconds after Howard made 16 saves over the final two periods and Gustavsson stopped eight shots in the first. Howard also stopped David Booths penalty shot in the second. It was the first time Detroit had a combined shutout since Oct. 27, 2001, when Manny Legace and Dominik Hasek did it in a 1-0 win at Nashville, according to STATS. Gustavsson started, but couldnt play in the second or third because of dizziness. "I guess hes fine," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. The Canucks had coach John Tortorella behind their bench and forward Henrik Sedin on the ice after both missed six games. Tortorella was suspended for 15 days by the NHL for his conduct after a brawl in a game against the Calgary Flames. Tortorella went to Calgarys locker room following the first period, which began with several fights. "Whats happened was deserved," Tortorella said. "I hope it makes me a better coach, but it certainly doesnt stop the situations Ive put a lot of other people in, especially my other coaches." Sedin had been out since he was unable to finish the Jan. 18 game against Calgary because of an upper-body injury. He and his brother, Daniel, extended their goal-scoring droughts to 16 games. That matches the longest stretch of games the Sedins have played without either one of them scoring since 2002, according to STATS. "Obviously, theyre a big part of their team," said Detroits Henrik Zetterberg, who will team up with the Sedins for Sweden at the Olympics. "If you keep them in check, you have a good chance of winning the game." The Red Wings wanted to rest Howard, who had played two straight games following a four-game absence after aggravating a left knee injury, but he was forced into action. Howard helped Detroit keep its slim lead early in the second period when he denied Booths penalty shot. "I thought our best forward was David Booth, which is good for him but not good for us," Tortorella said. The Canucks went on a power play for the fourth time 5:29 into the third period, but didnt take advantage. They had an extra skater again when Detroit had too many men on the ice with 4:37 left in the game. It turned into a 4-on-3 advantage when players from both teams were called for a penalty, but Vancouver couldnt convert. "We looked like a slow hockey team tonight," Tortorella said. "Were going to keep banging and trying to get better. ... It worries me, it really worries me." Eddie Lack, starting a second straight game in place of Roberto Luongo, made 28 saves. Lack gave up what appeared to be a soft goal, failing to stop a long shot from Abdelkader with his blocker, but helped Vancouver stay within a goal when Detroit had a 5-on-3 power play midway through the second period. Lack also made three straight stops when Darren Helm had chances to score during Vancouvers final power play, including one sprawling stop in which he dove and got some of his glove on the puck. "The way hes keeping us in games, you want to score some goals for him," Vancouvers Jannik Hansen said. "We just couldnt find a way to get it done." The Canucks pulled Lack late in the game to add an extra skater, but teammate Alexandre Burrows was called for cross-checking with 38.7 seconds left. Abdelkader sealed the win with an empty-net goal with 15.7 seconds remaining. "His confidence is growing," Babcock said. "Hes making more plays with the puck." NOTES: Vancouver acquired forward Dale Weise from Montreal and scratched him from the lineup in Detroit. ... The Red Wings recognized people from both franchises who will represent their countries at the Sochi Games, including Detroit forward Gustav Nyquist, who is replacing injured teammate Johan Franzen on Swedens roster. ... Detroits Pavel Datsyuk, who missed his 14th straight game with a lower-body injury, hopes to play a game or two before being Russias captain in Sochi. Pepe Jersey . Pressley missed all of last season with Cincinnati because of a knee injury, but the 5-foot-10, 249-pounder had been expected to fill a need on Clevelands roster. Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Jersey . -- Dee Ford prefers to keep things simple: Play hard and fast, and let others worry about his NFL draft stock.The BC Lions are releasing offensive tackle Ryan Cave after just two games. Cave replaced left tackle Andree Ramsey in Week 2 after Ramsey injured his ankle in Week 1. Adrien Silva Portugal Jersey. More to follow. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys White China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL T-shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '
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