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Wayne Rooney says Jose Mourinho has been fantastic at getting his message across as Manchester United prepare for the new season. Reuben Foster Womens Jersey . The England striker admits their plans have been disrupted by a cancelled friendly against Manchester City in China and the advent of international tours in general, but insists training has been really good.Rooney, for whom a testimonial against Everton will be held in his honour next week, also believes new signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly have improved the squad, with Paul Pogba expected to follow shortly. Rooney has been impressed with Jose Mourinho Rooney, who returned to training on Thursday after his post-Euro 2016 break, told Sky Sports News HQ: Joses been fantastic. Trainings been really good and preparation has been going well; you can see why hes been successful with the way he works and how he gets his message across.We just want to get to the games now. Weve got one in Sweden (against Galatasaray) that Im forward to. As always, as a footballer, its exciting to play under a new manager and youre always getting those butterflies to get the new season started. Rooney trained for the first time with Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Thursday The squad looks good too. The signings weve brought in are really good and theyll help us to try and win the Premier League. Theyve got quality and experience, which is needed, so its an exciting time to be a United fan.When you have a tournament in the summer, the preparation is a bit disrupted for the managers, in a way. Some players come back early, some a few weeks later.The testimonial is an extra game for the manager to pick which players he wants and a few might benefit from the game, and Im sure its the same for Everton. Im really looking forward to it. Rooney did not feature in Uniteds defeat to Borussia Dortmund Rooneys testimonial will not only honour his 12 years of service and 519 appearances but also raise funds for four charities through the Wayne Rooney Foundation.Speaking from Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool, where he has been visiting children, he said: Winning trophies are the biggest highlights as a player. My 12 years at United has gone quick and Ive enjoyed it. Theres been highs and lows. Hopefully therell be a few more highs to come soon in the near future, and Im grateful to United for giving me the chance to play for them for so many years, and be successful with them; its what we all want and want to do again soon.The England striker is donating the occasions proceeds to Alder Hey, the NSPCC, Claire House Childrens Hospice and the Manchester United Foundation via the Wayne Rooney Foundation.Tickets for Wayne Rooneys charity testimonial - Manchester United V Everton on 3 August - are on sale at:WWW.MANUTD.COM/ROONEYTESTIMONIAL/ WWW.EVERTONFC.COM/TICKET-NEWSFor more information on the Wayne Rooney Foundation, please visit: WWW.WAYNEROONEY.COM/FOUNDATION Also See: WATCH: Ibra trains ahead of debut Rooney: Confidence is rising Utd could let Schweinsteiger go Get a £10 free bet! Reuben Foster Jersey . Its been two seasons in one for both parties and neither will look back on the first 18 games fondly. "I think I took the fall for a lot of things," said Gay, reflecting on his short time in Toronto ahead of Wednesdays game against his former club. C. J. Beathard Youth Jersey . The Arena das Dunas in the northeastern city of Natal sustained minor damage during the protests, but demonstrators stayed away on Sunday and officials said the stadium passed its first test, with only minor adjustments needed going forward.WASHINGTON - The Trinidad and Tobago womens soccer team — which didnt have enough money for lunch when it arrived in the U.S. nearly two weeks ago — advanced to the semifinals of World Cup qualifying Monday after a 2-1 win over Guatemala in the CONCACAF championship.Kennya Cordner flicked in a header in the 73rd minute, and celebrated with a forward flip. Captain Maylee Attin Johnson added a penalty kick in the 83rd.Mara Monterroso scored in the 90th minute for Guatemala.The result, along with the United States 6-0 win over Haiti in the second half of the RFK Stadium doubleheader, allowed Trinidad to advance with a second-place finish in group play.The semifinals and finals will be played Friday and Sunday at the Philadelphia Unions stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania. The top three teams qualify for next years World Cup in Canada, while the fourth-place team will face Ecuador in a playoff.Trinidad has never qualifiedd for the World Cup. Ahkello Witherspoon 49ers Jersey. Trinidads coach, Randy Waldrum, created a stir with an urgent plea on Twitter after the team arrived in Dallas before the start of the tournament, posting that it had No equipment such as balls, no transportation from airport to hotel, nothing. He said his first concern was simply to get enough money for his players to have lunch.His tweets caught the attention of the soccer community, and soon thousands of dollars were raised though the soccer website KeeperNotes.com. Trinidads Sports Ministry and a sponsor later sent $40,000.Even the Haiti womens team, which was based in Indiana and has had to scramble to raise money, sent the entire $1,316 it had on hand. The Clinton Foundation, the charitable organization run by former President Bill Clinton and his family, in turn stepped in to help the Haitian team.___Follow Joseph White on Twitter: http://twitter.com/JGWhiteAP Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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WINNIPEG -- Theres no doubt in rookie head coach Mike OSheas mind who the Winnipeg Blue Bombers starting quarterback is. Cristian Zapata Colombia Jersey . The Bombers unveiled newcomer Drew Willy on Friday, a day after acquiring the young quarterback from the Saskatchewan Roughriders. And OShea immediately named Willy as his starter. "You see a guy who has been tutored by some good coaches," said OShea. "Hes ready for this." Winnipeg has two other quarterbacks on its roster -- Max Hall and Justin Goltz. And although Willy has made just four career CFL starts, OShea believes his time has come. "Its important to this franchise to have a quarterback and a guy that everybody can believe in.," OShea said. Willy, 27, played two seasons behind Darian Durant with the Roughriders. He said he prides himself on his passing accuracy and feels comfortable in all situations but also expects to learn by doing. "Being behind a guy like Darian Durant you learn a lot," he said. "Ive learned from George Cortez, you learn a ton. Obviously Ive had Khari Jones in my ear the last two years as well." Cortez is Saskatchewans offensive co-ordinator. Jones was the clubs quarterback coach in 2012 and 2013, before becoming the B.C. Lions offensive co-ordinator. "Its something for the fans and for the coaching staff, the management, to be excited about," OShea said of Willys signing. The Bombers are in dire need of a starter who can win games and fill seats at their new stadium. The club posted a 3-15 record last season that tied a modern franchise record for futility. The Bombers approached free agents Zach Collaros and Henry Burris. But Collaros signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats while Burris joined the expansion Ottawa Redblacks. Winnipeg GM Kyle Walters denied Willy was necessarily third on the Bombers list but also didnt rule out adding another quarterback to the roster. "Were always looking to improve our team, free agency trades . . . well explore all options all the time to improve our team and promote competition at every position," he said. But Walters had nothing but praise for the young quarterback theyre hanging their hopes on right now. "Pocket awareness, toughness, what drew put on film showed that hes ready to be a starting quarterback in this league," he said. Willy started two games in 2013, going 1-1. He earned his first career CFL win as a rookie, a come-from behind win at Winnipeg in the Banjo Bowl. He finished 17-of-23 passing for 188 yards and a touchdown while also running for another. Willy played at the University of Buffalo where he was the most prolific passer in school history, setting records for completions (849), attempts (1,322), passing yards (8,748), touchdowns (52), total offence (8,639), and completion percentage (64.2). 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Nowitzki scored 28 points, Harris had a season-high 14 for the second straight game and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons 116-106 Sunday night.MIAMI - Cleveland coach David Blatt can relate to what Anderson Varejao is going through, because he also once went through the process of rehabilitating a torn Achilles.A tough injury, Blatt said.Tough would also describe the process that awaits the Cavaliers, who will be without their starting centre and one of LeBron James closest confidants for the remainder of the season. Varejao was injured in Clevelands win over Minnesota on Tuesday night, falling to the court in obvious pain after positioning himself for a rebound in the third quarter.And on Wednesday, the Cavs worst fears were officially confirmed.Its a little tough talk about the impact of not having him, because this is the first game that we dont, Blatt said. But I will say that obviously, were going to miss Andy. Hes a big part of our team as a player, as a personality. Thats part of sport and part of basketball, certainly. You have to deal with injuries and with guys going down.Kevin Love was listed as the starter in Varejaos spot Thursday, when the Cavaliers visited the Miami Heat in James return to the arena he called home for the past four seasons. Varejaos departure will also mean more minutes for Tristan Thompson — who made 189 consecutive starts for Cleveland before this season began — and probably down low for James as well.Regardless, it will challenge Clevelands depth, and the expectation is that the Cavaliers will seek to add another big man before long.We will approach it initially on a game-to-game bbasis, maybe more matchup-oriented, Blatt said. Carlos Valderrama Jersey. Well look down the line to see what we can do on a more permanent basis and guys will step up.Varejao averaged 9.8 points and 6.5 rebounds this season. He also shot just under 56 per cent, his best since the 2009-10 season.Not coincidentally, that was the most recent season where he and James were Cleveland teammates.James has long raved about what Varejao means to the Cavaliers on the court and off, and the four-time MVP knows losing the wild-haired Brazilian is a blow to Clevelands championship hopes.Its tough, James said. It hurts our team. More than anything its just tough on him. ... Hes a great friend of mine and I hate the fact that his season is taken away like that.This is the fourth time in the last five years that Varejao will miss more than half the Cavaliers games. He played in 76 out of a possible 230 games in a three-season stretch between 2010-11 and 2012-13 because of an array of injuries, then missed 17 more games last season.Varejao will have surgery in the coming days, after which his rehabilitation schedule and potential timetable for a return will be determined. Typically, the return time from such an injury is around nine months, which means Varejao — who signed an extension earlier this year that could keep him in Cleveland through 2017-18 — should be ready for the start of next season.Hes a big part, a huge part, of our success, James said. Its going to be hard to replace him. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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Terre Haute, IN (SportsNetwork. Stephen Vogt Jersey .com) - A pair of teams from the Hoosier State collide on Wednesday, as the 23rd-ranked Butler Bulldogs pay a visit to the Indiana State Sycamores. Butler has made quite a bit of noise early on. The Bulldogs have won five of their six games this season, including victories over North Carolina (74-66) and Georgetown (64-58). The strong efforts have not gone unnoticed, as the Bulldogs were recently elevated to the AP Top-25 for the first time this season, and first time since 2013. They will host Northwestern in their next bout. Indiana State returns home after a run in the Las Vegas Invitational last week. The Sycamores suffered losses in both of their tests in Sin City, falling to Illinois (88-62) and Memphis (72-62) in consecutive days. They are 3-3 overall, with a 2-1 success rate at home. Road tests against Ball State and Iowa await after this matchup. These in-state foes have met 123 times previously, but not since 2012 when Butler rolled to a 75-54 win. The Bulldogs lead the all-time series, 68-55, with wins in five of the last eight matchups. Butlers most recent win came in a 64-58 final against Big East opponent Georgetown during the third place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament. The Bulldogs made up for a 37-28 deficit on the boards by limiting the Hoyas to 41.5 percent shooting, while scoring 15 points off of turnovers. Kellen Dunham pace the winning side with 16 points. It has been the defensive end of the floor where Butler has been at its best this season. North Carolina is the only team to have scored more than 60 points against the Bulldogs, who are ranked 14th in the country in opponent scoring average (54.5 ppg), while limiting foes to 37.9 percent shooting. Dunham (16.8 ppg) can shoot from anywhere on the floor and is the teams most prominent offensive threat. Kelan Martin (10.8 ppg) provides a nice spark off the bench as the only other double-digit scorer. Roosevelt Jones (9.2 ppg) and Kameron Woods (7.2 ppg, 8.7 rpg) are nice pieces in the frontcourt. Indiana State played horribly in the first half against Memphis and could never recover. The Sycamores entered halftime on the short end of a 40-22 score, following a 28 percent shooting effort in the first 20 minutes. They were out-rebounded, 40-27. Brenton Scott tallied 12 points off the bench as the clubs leading scorer. It may be tough for Indiana State to score against Butler, especially considering it has only made 38.1 percent of its shots from the floor this season. However, the Sycamores have at least kept their opponents to a similar success rate (.389). Khristian Smith (13.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg) desperately needs to bounce back for Indiana State to have a chance in this one. He had only 10 points on 2-of-13 shooting against Memphis. 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Teddy Bridgewater was 15-of-21 for 138 yards with two touchdowns, while Greg Jennings caught five passes for 45 yards and a score for the Vikings (5-7), who have won three of their last five games. Minnesota won despite totaling just 210 yards of offense. The Panthers were a 1-3 team last season when they came to Minnesota. They beat the Vikings to begin an eight-game winning streak and went on to win the NFC South and claim the No. 2 seed in the NFC. The script didnt produce the same result, however, as Carolina trailed 14-0 early and never really got back in it. Cam Newton completed 18-of-35 passes for 194 yards with a touchdown and an interception for Carolina, which is 1-8-1 since beginning the season 2-0. The Panthers, though, are still justt 1 1/2 games behind New Orleans in the up- for-grabs NFC South. Sonny Gray Athletics Jersey. Bridgewater found Kyle Rudolph in the right flat to cap Minnesotas opening six-play, 45-yard drive, and Thielens score came after Carolinas ensuing possession. Thielen burst through the line and blocked Brad Nortmans kick before scampering in for his touchdown to make it 14-0. The Panthers next 14-play sequence, which took 6:23 off the clock, stalled in the red zone and Graham Gano booted a 30-yard field goal late in the first to get them on the board. Jasper Brinkley blocked Nortman after Carolinas next march, and Griffen scooped it up and raced into the end zone to increase the Minnesota margin to 21-3. Gano answered the score with a 35-yard field goal, but Bridgewater flipped a 17-yard TD pass to Jennings in the waning seconds of the first half to give the Vikings a 28-6 cushion heading into the locker room. Newton hit Philly Brown deep over the middle for a 32-yard touchdown on Carolinas first touch of the second half, but the Panthers never cut into the deficit further. Blair Walshs 39-yard field goal early in the fourth capped the scoring. Game Notes Carolina tallied 348 yards, outgaining Minnesota by 138 ... The Panthers were 7-of-16 on third down, while the Vikings finished 4-of-11 ... Carolina picked up 23 first downs, while Minnesota moved the chains 12 times. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, although Sky Sports News HQ understand a deal has not been formally completed. Manu Ginobili Jersey . This is despite photos appearing to show Xhaka wearing an Arsenal shirt at the clubs London Colney training base, which have been circulating on social media over the past 24 hours.Sky sources understand a deal to take the 23-year-old to the Emirates Stadium will be completed over the next few days. Sky in Germany reported in March that Xhakas father had met with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Xhaka is contracted to Monchengladbach until 2019 after joining them four years ago from Basel. Xhaka has previously spoken about his desire to play in the Premier League He played the full 90 minutes in Switzerlands 1-0 defeat to the Republic of Ireland in Dublin in March and is expected to feature prominently for his country at Euro 2016 this summer.In February, Xhaka, once dubbed the young Bastian Schweinsteiger by former Bayern Munich head coach Ottmar Hitzfeld, told Sky in Germany he was keen on a move to the Premier League.I think everybody has a dream, he said. Everybody has a childhood dream and thats my childhood dream. If my dream comes true, it remains to be seen. At the moment I cannot say how realistic it is. Also See: Arsenal target Xhaka Xhaka dreams of Premier League Arsenal video Arsenal fixtures Arsenal stats Get a £10 free bet! Patty Mills Jersey. Vonn punctuated her near-perfect season in perfect fashion Friday, earning her fourth overall World Cup title with a dominating giant slalom victory. LaMarcus Aldridge Jersey . -- Phil Mickelson will be watching the final two rounds of the Masters from home for the first time in 17 years.OKLAHOMA CITY -- In accepting his first MVP award, Oklahoma Citys Kevin Durant made a point of sharing the honour with those who made it possible. In a soul-baring speech that lasted more than 25 minutes, Durant fought back tears several times while thanking each of his teammates, the coaches, support staff and team executives, and finally his family. The emotional outpouring culminated with a tribute to his mother, Wanda Pratt, and the sacrifices she made, the inspiration she provided while raising Durant and his brother in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. "You made us believe," Durant said to Pratt, who was at the ceremony in Edmond, Oklahoma. "Kept us off the street. Put clothes on our backs, food on the table. When you didnt eat, you made sure we ate. You sacrificed for us. Youre the real MVP." Durant explained that Pratt was a single mother with two boys, and though times were tough while growing up, Pratt always thought something better was ahead. Durant said to appreciate moments like these, he often looks back to gain perspective. "One of the best memories I had is when we moved into our first apartment," he said as tears streamed down Pratts face. "No bed, no furniture, and we just all sat in the living room and hugged each other, cause thats when we all thought we made it." Hes really made it now. The young man who said he was told he "wasnt supposed to be here" won the NBAs top individual honour Tuesday, receiving 119 first-place votes. Miamis LeBron James, who had won the last two MVP awards and four of the previous five, finished second with six first-place votes, and Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers was third. Durant, 25, called it "surreal" and at one point, as he thanked his teammates, he stopped and said, "I dont know why Im crying so much." "Everything in my life, I had to take it," Durant said. "Theyre not going to give it to you out of sympathy. I wouldnt want it any other way. This was another case, if I wanted to win the MVP, I had to go take it. I felt that this was the year I did that." During a speech in which Durant revealed a humility and vulnerability rarely displayed by a professional athlete, he also drew some laughs. "I could walk in and have a terrible day and I could see Hasheem (Thabeet) smiling at me, at 7-foot-3 with small pants on," he said. "That would change my day." Durant mentioned qualities about each teammate, showing respect for the veterans who challenge him and the rookies who inspire him to do things the right way because they look up to him. "I go home and I think about that stuff, man," he said. "When youve got people behind you, you can do whatever." Durant won his fourth scoring crown in five years by averaging 32 points. The 6-foot-9 forward helped the Thunder go 59-23, second-best in the leaggue, despite playing much of the season without three-time All-Star Russell Westbrook because of a nagging knee injury. Kawhi Leonard Spurs Jersey. "Hes basically put himself in front of everybody else in the league and shown that hes the best player in the world," Westbrook said at the end of the regular season. James agreed, saying Monday: "Much respect to him and he deserves it. He had a big-time MVP season." Durants run of 41 consecutive games this season with at least 25 points was the third-longest streak in NBA history. "It was a two-man race, and then toward the end, it was kind of a no-brainer," Griffin said. James averaged 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.3 assists while shooting nearly 57 per cent from the field. Griffin averaged 24.1 points and 10.1 rebounds. Durant scored at least 40 points 14 times. He also averaged 7.4 rebounds and a career-high 5.5 assists while shooting 50 per cent from the field. While Westbrook was out after his most recent knee surgery, Durant averaged 35 points and 6.3 assists as the Thunder went 20-7 and remained among the leagues elite. Teammates and opponents say Durant became a more complete player this season. They praised him for improving his court vision, consistently making the extra pass and moving more efficiently without the ball. "I think we take it for granted," teammate Nick Collison said. "To be able to stay on for long periods of time -- have to cut hard, catch the ball in the right spot and defend on the other end -- is tough to do. To be able to show that shows that he has an edge to him. He doesnt take a night off." Though Durants consistency stood out this season, he had several exceptional games. He scored 48 points on Jan. 4 at Minnesota, then scored 48 again two games later at Utah. He scored a career-high 54 points in a home win against Golden State on Jan. 17 and two games later scored 46 at home in a victory against Portland. Two games after that, he had a triple-double -- 32 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists -- in a win at Philadelphia, and he followed that with 41 points in a victory over Atlanta. He scored 51 points at Toronto on March 21 in a staggering 53 minutes and hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds left in double overtime. He capped it off in the season finale by scoring 21 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter against Detroit and winning the game with a dunk with 16.5 seconds left. The Thunder overcame a 10-point deficit in the quarter to clinch the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. "I put in so much work and so many people helped me," he said. "I feel like we all won it. Our equipment guy gave me a hug today and said, This is my first MVP, and I thought about that. And I said, Yeah, this is our first MVP. 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That led me to ask a different question. Custom Wales Soccer Jersey . I wondered how NHL coaches would feel about a playoff schedule that allowed them to open a best-of-seven series on the road, which many claim to favour, yet still gave them the precious home-ice edge for a seventh game.How would that work, you ask, as they did?Pretty simple, really - the higher-placed team would play the first two games on the road, and then get its home-ice advantage in four of the remaining five contests, excepting game six and including game seven.Overwhelmingly, the NHL coaches who were presented with this idea said they would opt for it if given the choice.That led me to wonder how the NHL would feel about a playoff system that gave the higher-placed team the option of playing at home for games 1,2,5,7, or for games 3,4,5, 7.The leagues schedule-maker wondered why he should make changes based on the apparent whims of coaches. It was pointed out to him that the alternative plan might be even more attractive to NHL owners and NHL players than to NHL coaches.Thats because it requires less travel over the course of a seven-game series. Traditionally, there is travel following games 2, 4, 5, and 6. In the new model, teams would switch sites only three times, after games 2, 5 and 6.Teams would save money, players would be fresher, and coaches would get what many say they prefer.At the very least, there would be an actual reward for a good regular-season record—the advantage of deciding what the real advantage is over a seven-game series, never mind the supposed and dictated advantage of opening at home.The next time you hear the coach of a team favoured to win lament the pressure that comes with game one at home, think of this way to end that complaint forever, and PASS IT ON. Joe Allen Wales Jersey . "This doesnt end anything," he said. "Weve got 10-1 in our last 11 games, and were going home in first place. We just have to keep playing the way we are right now. Gareth Bale Wales Jersey . They have homered once every 27.3 at bats, which just happens to be the third best mark in the American League, albeit just 10 games into the season.PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil -- Karim Benzema scored twice and created a third that was confirmed by goal-line technology as France beat Honduras 3-0 Sunday in its first World Cup match. The dominant win was a relief for France, whose team of highly paid players failed to win in South Africa and was sent home in a disgrace after going on a training strike. "Winning 3-0 at a World Cup isnt easy," France coach Didier Deschamps said. "(The players should) savour the moment, theres nothing more wonderful." France dominated the match from the opening whistle, despite a series of scrappy tackles by the Honduran team seeking its first World Cup win. Benzemas first goal came from the penalty spot just before halftime after Wilson Palacios was sent off with his second yellow card for charging into the back of Paul Pogba. The Real Madrid striker calmly slotted the ball to the left of Noel Valladares to give Les Bleus a deserved lead going into the break. With Honduras down to 10 men, France continued to dominate and Benzema created the second goal in the 48th minute -- the first to be confirmed by goal-line technology at the World CCup. Ashley Williams Jersey. Benzema latched onto a long ball by Yohan Cabaye and his shot hit the post and came back across goal before Valladares fumbled it over his own line. With the new technology system confirming the ball crossed the line, referee Sandro Ricci gave the own goal despite Honduran protests. Benzema scored his second in the 72nd, firing in powerfully from inside the area after a long range shot by right back Mathieu Debuchy was blocked. "Its my first World Cup and I think were all satisfied with the result," Benzema said. "It was important to win this match." French keeper Hugo Lloris didnt have to touch the ball until the 31 minute and didnt have to make a save all night. France looked dangerous from the start, with Blaise Matuidi and Antoine Griezmann both hitting the crossbar before the half-hour mark. The only downside for the French fans was that the teams national anthems werent played before the game because of an apparent malfunction -- meaning they didnt get a chance to sing "La Marseillaise." FIFA did not immediately give an explanation to why the anthems werent played. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N. Larry Ogunjobi Youth Jersey .J. - Just what Rex Ryan and the struggling New York Jets needed.Mired in an eight-game losing streak and one defeat from setting a dubious franchise record, the Jets now have to deal with touchdown-tossing Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers.Ive had a lot of matchups against Big Ben through my days, Ryan said. I lost two (AFC) championship games to him. I had some good games against him and all that. Ive never seen him this hot.Hes just on fire right now.Thats for sure. Roethlisberger is coming off becoming the first player in NFL history to throw six touchdown passes in consecutive games. He and Y.A. Tittle are the only players to have two six-TD games in a season.Somehow still not impressed? Well, consider that Roethlisberger has 12 TDs in two games — while the Jets quarterbacks have thrown eight all season.What he is doing right now is Ben-like, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. We get used to seeing it. We appreciate it. We dont take it for granted.Pittsburgh (6-3) has won three in a row and looks for its first four-game streak since 2012. The Steelers will be going for it against a team that hasnt won since Week 1, has had problems in the secondary all season and is going with Michael Vick for the second straight game over Geno Smith.Oh, and with Jets fans disgruntled — one even rented a plane-pulled banner urging the team to fire general manager John Idzik — MetLife Stadium could have plenty of yellow Terrible Towels flying on Sunday.Anywhere we go, theres always lots of Steelers fans, Roethlisberger said. So, theres been a couple of games this year that weve been on the road that it literally felt like a home game. We hope and anticipate and expect there to be a lot of Steelers fans there, but we also have to expect it to be loud because of Jets fans.And for the Jets (1-8), theyre just hoping it wont be boos directed at them.Hopefully, the fans will come out and support, and if not we understand, Vick said. But, I think when they do, it characterizes them as true fans.Here are some other things to watch when the Steelers take on the Jets:BROWN DELIVERS: Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown leads the NFL with 71 catches and 996 yards receiving while establishing himself as one of the games elite playmakers.He needs at least five catches and 80 yards receiving to become the first player in league history to reach those marks in each of the first 10 games of a season. He also needs just 4 yards receiving to reach 1,000 for the second straight season.Hes right up there at the top of the list, Roethlisberger said of where Brown ranks on the list of receivers he has played with.BELL RINGING: Pittsburgh running back LeVeon Bell has become a dangerous dual threat.Hes fourth in the NFL with 711 yards rushing, and leads the AFC — and is second in the league — with 1,144 yards from scrimmage. Bell needs just five catches to top John L. Williams (51 in 1994) for most in team history by a running back.He finds a way to contribute and help us, Roethlisberger said, no matter what.LIKE MIKE: Vick was solid — not spectacular — in his debut as the Jets starting quarterback.He was 21 of 28 for 196 yards and one TD and passer rating of 105.7, and had no turnovers. With Smith recovering from a sore shoulder, Vicks performance prompted Ryan to tab him as the starter against the Steelers — and possibly longer, especially if he can pull out a few wins.From this point on, weve got to tighten up on the details, Vick said, and make sure that when we do have an opportunity to score and were in the red zone that we do come away with some type of points, but more so touchdowns than field goals.CORNERBACK CHALLENGE: Because of injuries, inconsistency and ineffectiveness, the Jets are trying anything they can with their cornerback situation.That means even holding an in-season competition. Thats how Marcus Williams, signed from the practice squad on Oct. 28, ended up starting opposite converted safety Antonio Allen five days later. Ryan hinted that Allen will move back to safety again, which means Williams could be joined by a new partner — stay tuned — in the starting lineup Sunday.CATCHING ON: It didnt take long for Percy Harvin to become a focal point of the Jets offence.Against Kansas City, and in his second game with his new team, Harvin was targeted by Vick 13 times and caught 11 passes for 129 yards. Disappointed that Seattle didnt use him more down the field, Harvin is getting that opportunity in New York — and could help a passing game ranked last in the league.___AP Sports Writer Will Graves in Pittsburgh contributed.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFLLarry Ogunjobi Browns Jersey .C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes have activated defenceman Joni Pitkanen from injured reserve. Zane Gonzalez Youth Jersey . - UFC 178, previously announced for Sept. FRISCO, Texas -- Toronto FC ended a difficult early-season stretch with the kind of game they didnt want. The Reds were dominated in possession and conceded an astounding 16 corner kicks to Western Conference leader FC Dallas, but still managed to hang in until a devastating goal in the final minutes handed them a frustrating 2-1 loss Saturday night at Toyota Stadium. Blas Perezs score off a free kick in the 88th minute kept TFC (3-3) from leaving North Texas with an encouraging draw and instead left the players looking for answers. The loss was the third in four games for Toronto, a stretch that included three road games. The Reds now get a week off before returning to action May 3 against New England at home. "We have to be honest with ourselves tonight and just say we werent good enough," said midfielder Michael Bradley, who returned after missing a game with a strained quadriceps. "You have to have a mentality that says youre not afraid to make mistakes. Youre not afraid to play. Youre not afraid to really get after it. And we fell short in those areas tonight." That much is clear from the numbers. FC Dallas controlled 61 percent of possession-- 63 percent in the second half-- and those 16 corners were a club record. Toronto was also outshot 16-11 and allowed 23 open-play crosses. "We were a little timid at times," midfielder Kyle Bekker said. "We gave the ball away too cheaply. We just have to have the confidence to play. Too many times I think were afraid to play out. We just need to grow and get a little more confidence, but I think that will come as we keep playying together.Larry Ogunjobi Womens Jersey. " Still, the Reds were on the verge of picking up a point. They grabbed an early lead when rookie Issey Nakajima-Farran followed his own shot after Dallas Chris Seitz made a diving save and blasted in the rebound in the 21st minute. They were able to get some quality scoring chances off counter-attacks, among them a controversial non-call in the 75th minute after Dallas defender Kellyn Acosta took down Toronto forward Gilberto in the box. "Oh its just a blatant penalty," TFC coach Ryan Nelsen said. "I mean hes got the inside line on him. The guys out of position, and he just pushed him in the back. Its just absolutely ridiculous. You dont push a guy like that in the back." For the most part the night belonged to FC Dallas (5-1-1), which pushed the ball forward again and again for shots, but mostly for corners. A team that lives on set pieces, having scored nine of its MLS-high 15 goals from them entering the game, Dallas finally took advantage of its many chances. The tying goal came in the 37th, when free-kick specialist Michel curled a corner in front of the net and Matt Hedges rose to head it in. The winner was also off a set piece, a long free kick from Michel that was headed by Stephen Keel and Hedges and fell to the foot of Perez, who slipped it past TFC goalkeeper Julio Cesar for the killing blow. "Its frustrating because we have to find ways to get results on our bad days, and we didnt do that today," defender Justin Morrow said. "If we want to make the playoffs, these are the games we have to get points from." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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SOFIA, Bulgaria - Fourth-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany rallied to defeat third-seeded Flavia Pennetta 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 Sunday in the final of the season-ending Tournament of Champions, clinching her third WTA title of the year. Malik Hooker Colts Jersey .Pennetta started aggressively and the Italian broke Petkovics serve three times to win the opening set in just 35 minutes.Petkovic staged a comeback in the second set thanks to her booming serve. The German earned the only break of the set in the first game and held on to level the match.She then broke Pennettas serve at 3-3 in the deciding set and cruised from there.I am very happy to win the title at the end of this long season, Petkovic said. I dedicate my victory to my dad (and coach Zoran Petkovic.)The 27-year-old Bosnian-born Petkovic is set to rise to No. 14 when the WTA rankings are updated on Monday. Zach Banner Colts Jersey . And though his comeback night didnt quite go to script, Bryant couldnt help reflecting on the work necessary to get back on that court -- and all the months of steady labour ahead to reclaim his game. Bryant had nine points and eight rebounds in his season debut, but Amir Johnson scored a career-high 32 points in the trade-depleted Toronto Raptors 106-94 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday night. Malik Hooker Womens Jersey . Returning to Davis Cup tennis, Federer cruised past Ilija Bozoljac, winning 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in less than two hours. Federer faced little challenge from Bozoljac, who served well but still was no match for his Swiss opponent.Former Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov appears to be Vegas bound. According to reports, the 33-year-old Bryzgalov is close to signing with the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL. Bryzgalov was bought out by the Flyers last season after posting a .900 save percentage and 2.79 goalls against average. Marlon Mack Colts Jersey. . The Russian native had seven years left on his nine-year, $51 million contract. In 10 NHL seasons spent with the Anaheim Ducks, Phoenix Coyotes, and Flyers, Bryzgalov has 208 wins and career .931 save percentage and 2.55 goals against average. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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Portland, OR (SportsNetwork. Ryan Anderson Jersey .com) - LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 12 rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Miami Heat 99-83 on Thursday night. Wesley Matthews netted 18 points and Damian Lillard added 16 for the Blazers, who have won six of their last seven games. Dwyane Wade tallied 23 points and seven rebounds, while Chris Bosh provided 18 points, five boards and five assists for Miami, which has dropped five of its last six contests. The Heat led 48-43 at the break, but the Blazers began the third quarter on a 17-3 run to seize control. Chris Kaman netted six consecutive points during the burst, which was capped on Aldridges putback layup for a 60-51 Portland advantage midway through the frame. Dorell Wright made a jumper at the third-quarter buzzer to stake the Blazers to a 76-64 margin going into the fourth. Portland outscored Miami 33-16 in the third. Matthews and Allen Crabbe hit consecutive 3-pointers prior to Matthews alley- oop layup, which upped the cushion to 86-69. Portland, which trailed 23-18 following a period of play, led by as many as 23 down the stretch. Game Notes Portland has won 16 of its 18 home games ... Miami hasnt won consecutive games since beating the Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornets on Nov. 22 and 23 ... The Blazers turned the ball over just seven times ... Portland held a 50-42 rebounding advantage. Montae Nicholson Womens Jersey . Osasunas Alvaro Cejudo drove the ball onto the crossbar in the fifth minute and his team squandered several long-range strikes before he was denied one-on-one by goalkeeper Jaime Jimenez in the 50th. Fabian Moreau Redskins Jersey . Assistant coach Glen Gulutzan said Thursday that Edler, who played Tuesday in Nashville, is out indefinitely.FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Rex Ryan already knew facing Peyton Manning is a daunting task in any week. But the fact the Denver Broncos quarterback is heading to New York five touchdown passes away from tying Brett Favres career record? Well, that just doesnt sit well with the Jets coach. Oh, God, said a wide-eyed Ryan, drawing laughs, when informed Friday of the impending milestone. Lets hope he doesnt do it this week. That, of course, would likely mean bad things for the Jets, who have lost four in a row and are trying to save their season before it spirals out of control. Going up against the soon-to-be touchdown tossing king isnt exactly the ideal cure for the teams woes. Manning, who has 503 career TD passes, threw for a career-high 479 yards last weekend with four scores in a 41-20 win over Arizona, tying Dan Marino for the most 400-yard games in NFL history with 13. Ryan was asked if the thought of Manning breaking the record against the Jets entered his mind. No, Im not going into the game thinking were going to give up five touchdown passes, he said. Hes beat me enough through the years. He doesnt need to break the record against me. Ryan is 2-5 in his career against Manning, as both a defensive co-ordinator with Baltimore and as a head coach with New York. One of those wins came in 2009, when Manning was pulled early to prevent injury with the playoff-bound Indianapolis Colts entering the game 14-0. And, if a five-touchdown game for Manning sounds like a stretch, he has thrown at least that many nine times in his career a€” eight in the regular season. That includes a seven-TD performance against Baltimore in last years season opener that tied an NFL record. Manning also has had five touchdown passes six times, including the playoffs, with the most recent coming against Kansas City last December. So, yeah, its very possible. Its a huge challenge for our defence, linebacker David Harris said. Were facing the best quarterback of all time. Jets defensive co-ordinator Dennis Thurman laughed and shook his head when he was asked how the Jets cann stop Manning. Fabian Moreau Youth Jersey. That is really funny, Thurman said. Everybody has jokes. Nobody else has (stopped him), right? Has anybody else stopped him? Well, not many. Manning is off to another terrific start, with 12 touchdowns and three interceptions in the Broncos 3-1 start. While the touchdown mark is the headline, he also needs just 203 yards to pass Jake Plummer (11,631) for the fourth-most yards passing in Broncos history, and 335 to pass Brian Griese (11,763) for third. And its only Mannings third season with the franchise. New Yorks defence is ranked No. 6 overall, in terms of yardage allowed, but has struggled against the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, Matthew Stafford and Philip Rivers in recent weeks. The Jets realize they need to get in Mannings face and make him uncomfortable to have a shot at slowing him down. But, as Ryan knows, thats easier said than done. You cant give him as clear a picture as he wants it to be, Ryan said. I think if he has a clear picture, hes just going to carve you up. Youve got to change some things on him. That means mixing up defensive schemes, blitzing packages, pass-rushing pressure and coverage in the secondary. Weve got our hands full, Harris said. It also means the Jets wont rely much on old film of their successes against Manning. He has probably studied all of that stuff already, Thurman said. From what I understand, he has a projector at home and has two or three different guys breaking down tapes for him two or three weeks ahead of time. He has already done that stuff. So if we go backward, we are probably playing in his wheelhouse. The Jets got their first interception of the season last week, and trying to force turnovers has been a focus. New York is also tied for the league lead with 17 sacks, so the Jets front seven could be plenty active on Sunday. 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It is the Premier League title race very few expected, five points separate league leaders Leicester and second place Tottenham with eight games to go. Dorian Johnson Youth Jersey . Leicesters latest win against Newcastle on Monday Night Football saw Arsenal drop 11 points back with Man City a further point behind, leading Sky Sports Jamie Carragher and MNF guest Ronald Koeman to assert that they now believe its a two-horse race.So how do these unlikely title rivals compare? We take a look at their squads, signings, form, fixtures and more... Monday Night Football guest Ronald Koeman believes Manchester City and Arsenal are now out of the Premier League title race How do their squads compare?Despite Tottenhams European commitments, the two sides have used a similar amount of players in the league this season. Twenty three have made Premier League appearances for Leicester, and three - Jamie Vardy, Kasper Schmeichel and Wes Morgan - have started all 30 games so far.Spurs have used 24 in the league, with Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane the only ever-presents. To keep things fresh Mauricio Pochettino likes to swap his full-backs. Danny Rose and Ben Davies have featured 17 and 15 times, respectively. Kieran Tripper is their Europa League right-back, with Kyle Walker favoured in the league. Toby Alderweireld has been one of the signings of the season, says Jamie Redknapp Claudio Ranieri hasnt needed to rotate often, and although he was known as the Tinkerman during his first spell in the Premier League with Chelsea, one of the secrets to Leicesters success has been consistency in selection. They may have used 23 players so far, but Ranieri knows his first-choice XI.All eleven players from the starting line-up that beat Newcastle 1-0 on Monday Night Football have started at least 21 of their 30 matches this season. Dele Alli has emerged as a key player under Mauricio Pochettino They have 12 internationals to Tottenhams 15, while as expected Pochettino, who has a reputation for youth development, has placed a much greater reliance on his young players.Tottenhams four U21s, Nabil Bentaleb, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Josh Onomah, have made a combined 138 career top-flight appearances. In contrast, Leicester have used just two U21 players, Daniel Amartey and Joe Dodoo have made just three appearances between them.Have their signings impressed? First-team signings 2015/16 (summer and January windows) Leicester Tottenham Shinji Okazaki Heung-Min Son Robert Huth Toby Alderweireld NGolo Kante Clinton NJie Yohan Benalouane Kevin Wimmer Gokhan Inler Kieran Trippier Daniel Amartey Demarai Gray Christian Fuchs Daniel Iversen It been a mixed bag for Ranieri. The summer additions of Robert Huth, Shinji Okazaki and NGolo Kante, from Stoke, Mainz and Caen respectively, have proved masterstrokes. So much so that Kante has kept Gokhan Inler out of the team. Yohan Benalouane, meanwhile, has moved on loan to Fiorentina.In all, Leicester reportedly spent just under £33m in the summer, a figure exceeded by their title rivals. Spurs biggest purchase was Heung-Min Son from Bayer Leverkusen, but the South Korean has struggled to earn a starting spot with 12 substitute appearances compared to nine starts. Heung-Min Son was signed by Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen That hasnt been a problem for Alderweireld, signed from Atletico Madrid, and described by Sky Sports Jamie Redknapp as one of the signings of the season.Trippier, Kevin Wimmer and Clinton NJie completed their main summer business, but each has been supplemental, rather than key to the squad.The January transfer window opened with Leicester second and Tottenham fourth as Arsenal topped the table. In an effort to bolster an unexpected push for Champions League qualification, Ranieri spent around £8.7m on two signings - Demarai Gray from Birmingham City and Amartey from FC Copenhagen. Daniel Amartey was a January addition for Leicester But so far neither has made a significant contribution with Leicester now 11 points better off than the Gunners. Amartey lacked matched fitness when he joined following a Danish Supaliga winter break and has played just twice, while Gray is yet to start a league game.Its a similar story for Pochettino, who was happy to keep the balance as he resisted the urge to spend, and Tottenham ended the month making a profit on departures as Andros Townsend and Emmanuel Adebayor left the club.Both sides have relied on shrewd summer signings, rather than splashy January purchases.Whos got the edge in the dugout?Born two decades apart, neither Ranieri nor Pochettino has won a top-flight league title as a manager.Now in his 30th year of management, Ranieri is something of a promotion specialist, having taken teams up in France and Italy, and hes won the Coppa Italia, Copa del Rey and UEFA Super Cup. Claudio Ranieri has finished as a league runner-up four times in his managerial career Leicester are his 14th club, after two spells at Valencia and a brief time in charge of Greece, but hes still looking for that elusive league crown. Despite managing some of Europes biggest clubs he has finished runner-up four times - with Chelsea, Juventus, Roma and Monaco.Meanwhile, Pochettino is looking for his first taste of silverware following stints at Espanyol and Southampton. Mauricio Pochettino has Tottenham challenging for the Premier League title Can Ranieri finally get over the line? Or will Pochettino make Spurs history? If either happens, it will undoubtedly be their biggest managerial achievement to date.Who have they got on their staff?Ranieri didnt change much when he arrived at Leicester in July 2015. Craig Shakespeare and Steve Walsh, who both worked under Nigel Pearson and helped steer the club to League One and Championship promotions, were kept in place as assistant managers. Paolo Benetti, who worked with Ranieri at Juventus, Roma and Monaco, was the main addition as the Foxes boss avoided the temptation to tinker. Paolo Benetti discusses tactics with Claudio Ranieri ahead of a preseason friendly It is to the managers credit that he did not just come in with all his own people and change absolutely everything, Schmeichel said back in November. Steve Walsh is assistant manager at Leicester, and previously scouted for Chelsea Walsh has arguably been the key figure. He was described by Sir Alex Ferguson as the most influential person in the Premier League this month. Before Leicester, he spent time scouting for Chelsea, where he played a part in signing Gianfranco Zola, Didier Drogba and Michael Essien.His midas touch has continued at the King Power, where hes helped identify Vardy, Kante and Riyad Mahrez.Pochettino took a different approach upon taking charge at White Hart Lane, bringing in his own team after Tim Sherwoods departure. Miguel DAgostino, Toni Jimenez and Jesus Perez all assisted Pochettino at Espanyol and Southampton, and are now in place at Tottenham. Spurs goalkeeper coach Toni Jimenez worked with Mauricio Pochettino at Espanyol and Southampton Have they been here before?Surprisingly, the answer is yes - Leicester and Spurs were in this exact position 53 years ago. With eight games to go in the English First Division, league leaders Leicester were one point clear of Tottenham in second. Leicester led the First Division during the 1962/63 season But the Foxes title challenge faltered as they won just one of their final eight matches to drop to fourth. Tottenham stayed second as champions Everton came through to finish the 1962/63 campaign top of the table. But Leicester fell away to eventually finish the 1962/63 season in fourth If Leicester can hold on this season, they will be top flight champions for the first time in the clubs history. Meanwhile, Tottenham are twice winners of the First Division, most recently in 1961, but theyve never finished higher than fourth in the Premier League era.Leicester, who were down in League One as recently as 2009, achieved their best Premier League finish under Martin ONeill when they finished eighth in 2000, the same year they won the League Cup, their last major trophy.Who is on the treatment table?The two clubs are currently the healthiest in the Premier League, according to PhysioRoom.com. Leicester have just one concern at the moment, Matty James, who is nearing a return after missing the entire season with an ACL injury. Jan Vertonghen has been absent with a knee ligament injury Tottenham have two players missing, NJie expected back in March and Jan Vertonghen penciled in for an April return.Spurs have coped well with the Belgians absence so far, and the title could go to whichever team maintains their impressive injury record over the final few weeks of the season better.Who is in form? Premier League form (last seven games) Leicester Tottenham Games won 5 5 Games drawn 1 1 Games lost 1 1 Goals scored 11 12 Goals conceded 5 5 Clean sheets 4 3 Points won 16 16 Leicester and Spurs have posted nearly identical records over their last seven league games, capitalising on Arsenal and Man Citys stuttering form to pull away at the top.Both have won five and lost one, with five goals conceded for each. Tottenham have scored a goal more (12), and Pochettinos side have collected the most points in 2016, so far, to keep the pressure on the Foxes. Leicester Citys Riyad Mahrez celebrates his sides win over Man City at the Etihad But it was Leicesters ability to handle the heat and emerge with six points from February fixtures against Liverpool, Man City and Arsenal that led many to take their title bid seriously.Since then, theyve made a happy habit of winning games 1-0, with victories against Norwich, Watford and most recently Newcastle by a single goal.Spurs stumbled against West Ham and Arsenal in early March, and have given themselves a mountain to climb in the Europa League after a 3-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund, but they got back on track with a win over Aston Villa on Sunday.It all sets up an eight-game race to May 15, which brings us on to their remaining fixtures…Who has the better run-in?Ranieris side are in pole position and will look to put as much distance between themselves and their title rivals before they finish the season with a difficult triple header against Manchester United, Everton and Chelsea.Before that, they play three of the bottom six - Crystal Palace, Sunderland and Swansea - and Southampton and West Ham at the King Power. That should give them the chance to build on their five-point cushion before things get tough in May. Leicesters final eight games of the Premier League season Tottenhams run-in looks more challenging on paper, with tricky trips to Liverpool, Stoke, Chelsea and Newcastle - potentially needing points to survive - on the final day. Tottenhams final eight games of the Premier League season But if it does go down to the wire, many may favour Spurs over Leicester, who face the prospect of needing a result from a visit to Stamford Bridge. Could we get more final-day drama?Its all set up for a frantic sprint to the finish line. Who do you think will end the season as champions? Leave a comment or tweet us @SkyFootball… Also See: 2016 Premier League table Arsenal, City out of title race Five more PL fixtures on Sky Title race predictions T. J. 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General manager Chuck Fletcher said the team must assume that neither Backstrom nor Josh Harding will be healthy enough to mind the net again this season. Rookie Darcy Kuemper has been stellar in their absence, but with a finishing stretch of 20 games in 37 days starting Saturday, hes not enough. "We have a lot of work ahead of us to get where we want to get to, but clearly having two quality goaltenders was very important," Fletcher said. Kuemper has started 15 straight games, so Bryzgalov is more for insurance, though hes certain to have his time, too. The Wild are 14-4-2 in 2014 and in firm control of the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference playoff race. "I will do my job as best I can. Making the decisions on who is supposed to play is not my job," Bryzgalov said on a conference call. He added: "I look at this as a great opportunity for me to play, and yeah its like a new challenge." Backstrom has been bothered by injuries all season, most notably to his midsection that will probably prompt surgery, and the 36-year-old has a career-worst 3.02 goals-against average over 21 games. Fletcher told him Monday of their preference to hold him out until training camp. "His pain threshold is tremendous," Fletcher said. "Hes a competitive guy and I know hes really disappointed because the team has taken a really strong step the last couple months. Hes been through some of the lean times, and I know he wants to be a part of it but our goal for Nik is to get him healthy." Harding was superb early in the season, but the 2013 Masterton Trophy winner -- for sportsmanship, dedication and perseverance -- has not played at all in 2014 due to illness related to medication for multiple sclerosis. With not much more than a month left in the regular season and Harding not yet ready to resume skating, Fletcher said hes probably finished until the fall, ttoo. T. J. Logan Jersey. The search for a replacement intensified in the last couple of days. Martin Brodeur and Jaroslav Halak also were potentially available via trade, but their price was far higher than what it took to nab Bryzgalov. The 33-year-old Russian has a 5-8-5 record in 20 games for the Oilers this season, with an ugly 3.01 goals-against average. Hes on an expiring contract, a requirement for the Wild. This is a rental, plain and simple. Thats largely because Kuemper has tied a Wild rookie record with 11 wins and since Jan. 7 has a 1.70 GAA with two shutouts and a .939 save percentage. "Weve always felt hed be a very good No. 1 goalie down the road, and we just didnt realize down the road would mean this January and February," Fletcher said. The pick sent to Edmonton was originally acquired last year from Buffalo in the trade that brought first-line right wing Jason Pominville to Minnesota. Bryzgalov has 38 games of playoff experience over five postseasons with Anaheim, Phoenix and Philadelphia, including three stellar starts against the Wild in the Western Conference quarterfinals in 2007. He stopped 73 of 77 shots in the first three games of that series, all Ducks victories. Bryzgalov struggled in defeat in the next game, Jean-Sebastien Giguere replaced him thereafter and the Ducks went on to win the Stanley Cup. Bryzgalovs career record is 213-157-50, including a 42-20-6 mark for the Coyotes during the 2009-10 season, his best in the NHL. He had a 2.29 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage. Then came his ill-fated time in Philadelphia. The Flyers signed him to a $51 million, nine-year contract in 2011 and used a salary-cap compliance buyout to release him last June, just two seasons into the megadeal. General manager Paul Holmgren said then the contract was "a costly mistake." Bryzgalov didnt sign with the Oilers until last November. After signing goalie Ben Scrivens to a two-year contract extension last week, the Oilers took their first step away from Bryzgalov. Then they acquired goalie Viktor Fasth from Anaheim on Tuesday for a fifth-round draft pick this summer and a third-round selection in 2015. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Derek Barnett Youth Jersey . - LeBron James took a look at the stat sheet after three quarters and liked what he saw. There was a lot to like. James had 17 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to help the Miami Heat build a big lead, and then rested in the fourth quarter of a 110-78 victory against the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. It was James first triple-double of the season and No. 37 for his career. "That thing has been pretty elusive, hasnt it?" James asked. "Im just glad it came in a win. That is the important thing about getting those. It is only special if you win the game." James had a triple-double without needing a point, assist or rebound in the final quarter for the fourth time in his career. His last triple-double through three quarters was Jan. 27, 2009, for Cleveland against Sacramento, according to STATS. "Nothing LeBron James does should surprise us," Pistons coach John Loyer said. "Hes the best player in the game, or pretty close to it. He orchestrates for everybody." The banged-up Heat had little trouble with the Pistons even though they were without Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers, Ray Allen and Greg Oden. "At this point, theres somebody out every night," James lamented. The Heat had plenty of players make up for the losses. Udonis Haslem scored 12 of his 17 points in the first quarter, when James already had seven assists. Chris Bosh scored 15, Chris Andersen had 13 points, Norris Cole scored 12 and James Jones added 10 for Miami. "This was one of those games where we had to have different guys step up," Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. "You cant make excuses about lineups and injuries in this league. Weve got to win games with the guys you can put on the floor every night." Greg Monroe and Will Bynum each had 12 points and Kyle Singler scored 11 for the Pistons, who honoured their 1989 championship team at halftime. Detroits Andre Drummond had 12 points and eight rebounds while Josh Smith was held to nine points on 4-of-14 shooting. The Bad Boys didnt seem to inspire the current players, whose lack of effort was "mind-boggling" to Loyer. "We didnt lay it on the line," Loyer said. Detroit was competitive for about a quarter. The Heat led 28-23 after the opening period before outscoring the Pistons by 10 in the second quarter and by 17 in the third. "They punched us in the mouth and we never got back up," Loyer said. "We didnt have any energy in the second half. "They play hard no matter who they play or no matter who they have playing in the game." Both teams scored 18 in the final quarter, but that was when James was on the bench and so relaxed that he smiled for pictures taken by fans during a timeout. Wade said he couldnt play because his right hamstring was bothering him, adding that hes day to day. Wade has played in 51 of 71 games this season, sitting out many by design because the two-time defending NBA champions want to rest his sore knees to make sure hes ready for the playoffs. Chalmers injured his right quadriceps in Wednesday nights loss to Eastern Conference-leading Indiana. Chalmers said hes day to day. Allen missed his second straight game because of the flu, and Spoelstra said he kept Oden out to rest his back. NOTES: James said before the game he was wowed by slugger Miguel Cabrera getting a $292 million 10-year contract from the Detroit Tigers, saying he wished the NBA didnt have a salary cap. James has six-year contract worth roughly $110 million. ... Pistons president of basketball operations and Hall of Fame player Joe Dumars declined to be interviewed before the game and did not address the crowd when the Bad Boys were honoured at halftime. Dumars job seems to be in jeopardy with the franchise likely to miss the playoffs for a fifth straight year. Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas spoke for his teammates during the short ceremony and thanked the fans during his brief remarks. "There were a lot of obstacles that we had to overcome through the years, and we couldnt have done it without your love and support," Thomas said. Mack Hollins Youth Jersey . Starters, when they struggle, have to live with it for five days. For Sergio Santos and Steve Delabar, two of the three men who authored one of the ugliest pitched innings in Blue Jays franchise history on Thursday night, the bounce-back chance came right away. Rasul Douglas Youth Jersey . - The situation looked bleak at best for the coach Doc Rivers Clippers — down by four points with 18 seconds left in the fourth quarter. TORONTO -- Toronto FC left with the win. But Vancouver coach Carl Robinson walked out with a smile. A baby-faced Whitecaps squad escaped the first leg of their Amway Canadian Championship semifinal Wednesday down by just one goal after a 2-1 loss to a star-studded Toronto FC outfit. "Im delighted with them. Im really really proud of the boys in there today," said Robinson. According to the Whitecaps, the average age of their starting 11 was 21.7 years, with an average of 22.1 for the matchday 18. Toronto, meanwhile, rolled out its big guns in U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley and the strike force of Brazils Gilberto and Englands Jermain Defoe. Standing in their way was 17-year-old Canadian goalie Marco Carducci, whose US$36,504 annual salary is probably what Bradley ($6.5 million) and Defoe ($6.18 million) find in their couch. Up 1-0 after Defoes first-half strike, Bradley added what seemed like an insurance goal in the 89th minute, driving down the right and then, after a nifty 1-2 with Defoe, beating Carducci with a right-footed shot. The Whitecaps responded with a stoppage-time goal from substitute Kekuta Manneh, a valuable away goal that may pay dividends if the total goals series finished tied. The second leg is next Wednesday in Vancouver. "I think the tie is wide open," said Robinson. "I think both teams wanted to win this tie and end it tonight," said Toronto manager Ryan Nelsen. "But its not (done). Its up for grabs for both teams." Nelsen said he would make changes for the return leg, but declined to elaborate. Robinson said he would give his young players another opportunity "because I think they deserve it." The defending champion Montreal Impact meanwhile lost their opening semifinal leg 2-1 against FC Edmonton in Alberta later Wednesday. Nelsen, whose club had lost its last three MLS outings, called it an awkward game against a young opposition squad looking to prove itself to its coach. "Boy they were up for it," he said. "It was one of those games where ... you could have easily lost. Theyre a good team, theyre good young players." He lamented his team was unable to get the second goal earlier, allowing Vancouver to retain its confidence. And when Toronto did score again, it was quickly followed by a Whitecaps goal that "left a bit of a sour taste in the mouth." Toronto GM Tim Bezbatchenko certainly looked grim as he left his perch atop the stadium. Vancouver lived dangerously, carved open at times by a Toronto side that more often than not was unable to punish the visitors. But the Whitecaps, who grew into the game, had stretches when they strung passes together and came close to scoring before the late strike. Toronto should have led by several goals after 45 minutes on a windy night at BMO Field before an announced crowd of 22,591 despite a good number of empty seats. But it failed to take advantage of some early stage fright from the visitors, putting only three of eight shots on target in the first half, and needed a pair of defensive stops late in the half to avoid going in tied 1-1. Toronto outshot Vancouver 14-13 over 90 minutes but the visitors had a 6-4 edge in shots on target. Perhaps the big winner on the night was Canadian soccer, with eight homegrown starters and signs of hope for the future. "I just (Canadian coach) Benito (Floro) in the corridor and he must be excited as well, because it was a very competitive game today," said Robinson, a former Welsh international. "Thats the talent that Canadian foootball has. Donnel Pumphrey Youth Jersey. ." Said Nelsen: "Vancouver has a fantastic academy ... I think were probably a couple of years behind them in producing a steady influx of good young Canadian players." With a league game in Columbus on Saturday, Robinson gave veterans like centre backs Jay DeMerit and Andy OBrien the night off and dipped deep into his touring party of 26 as he blooded a bevy of young talent. Under Robinson, the Whitecaps are a young side. But he went "younger than young" Wednesday. In addition to Carducci, the Whitecaps starting 11 included Canadian midfielders Bryce Alderson (20 years old), Marco Bustos (18), Kianz Froese (18) and Russell Teibert (21), who came in the game with 46 MLS appearances under his belt. Robinson gave the captains armband to Teibert, calling him "our face of our residency program." "I was impressed with them, especially their midfielders," said Toronto goalie Joe Bendik. At 17 years 225 days, Carducci becomes the 12th youngest player -- and second youngest keeper -- to play for the Whitecaps. The youngest was forward Guido Titotto who debuted at 16 years 38 days in 1987. "Were talking about a future Canadian (international) goalkeeper. Hes absolutely fantastic," Robinson said of Carducci, who has already represented Canada at the FUFA U-17 World Cup Carducci called it a "dream" night. "Its a positive result for us," he said. "It showed us very well." Toronto, which has a bye this weekend, played a more conventional lineup with Bendik making his first start of the season in place of Julio Cesar -- named to the Brazilian World Cup squad earlier in the day. Other than Bendik, it was the lineup TFC might have used had it played an MLS game on the night. The only starters missing were Brazilian midfielder Jackson and injured Canadian midfielder Jonathan Osorio (charley horse). Vancouver started five Canadians compared to Torontos three (defender Doneil Henry and midfielders Kyle Bekker and Issey Nakajima-Farran). That tied Vancouvers record for the tournament. Nelsen had to make a late change before kickoff, replacing rookie Nick Hagglund with fullback Mark Bloom because of a flu bug that has been going through the team. Bendik, who had 33 starts last season, had long stretches of inactivity but made the tough saves when needed. "Thats the sign of a good keeper," said Nelsen, who called Bendiks play "brilliant." Gilberto, whose goal drought continues, headed woefully wide in the 21st minute. But he played provider in the 28th minute, carving open the Vancouver defence with a nice pass to put Defoe in all alone with plenty of time to beat Carducci. While Gilberto did not score, he exuded danger whenever he got near the ball and showed a good eye in finding his teammates. And it was a typical Defoe performance with the elusive striker disappearing for stretches then turning up in places where he could do damage. Bradley, meanwhile, made some surging runs and played surgical defence. Montreal captured the inaugural Canadian championship in 2008 and won it again last year. Toronto claimed the trophy during the four interim years. Vancouver has finished runner-up the last five years. The winner hoists the Voyageurs Cup, donated by the Voyageurs Canadian supporters group, and earns a berth in the CONCACAF Champions League, a 24-team competition featuring clubs from North and Central America and the Caribbean. The CONCACAF Champions League winner advances to the FIFA Club World Cup. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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