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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Sports Network) - Italys Matteo Manassero closed with a four-under 68 Sunday to pick up a one-stroke win at the Malaysian Open.LeBron James Cavaliers Jersey . Manassero, who will turn 18 years old on Tuesday, finished his second European Tour title at 16-under-par 272. He also won the Castello Masters last year. "Its fantastic. It is a great feeling to have achieved two victories in 11 months of professional golf," Manassero said. It was long Sunday for most of the field. Weather problems each of the first three days forced the completion of the third round into Sunday morning. Manassero played the last 27 holes of the tournament on Sunday. The 17-year-old polished off a five-under 67 in the third round to share the 54-hole lead with Alexander Noren at minus-12. Gregory Bourdy posted a 67 in the final round at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club to take second place at minus-15. Rory McIlory was in contention a week after shooting 80 in the final round at the Masters. That tough final round dropped him from the lead into a share of 15th place. McIlroy trailed by three strokes with four holes to play Sunday, but birdied 16 and 17, then could have won with an eagle on the par-five 18th. However, he took three shots to reach the putting surface, then three-putted for bogey to close a round of three-under 69. He finished in third at 14-under-par 274. World No. 1 Martin Kaymer had four birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey in an even-par round of 72. He shared ninth place at minus-eight. Newly crowned Masters champion Charl Schwartzel managed a two-under 70 on Sunday to finish tied for 11th at seven-under-par 281. Manassero did most of his damage on the back nine. He birdied the par-four second, from six feet out, to go with eight pars on the front nine. He made the turn one stroke out of the lead. That changed quickly though as Manassero holed out for eagle on the par-five 10th to move atop the leaderboard at 15-under. He came right back with an eight-foot birdie putt on the 11th to extend his margin to two strokes. Manassero tripped to a bogey on the 12th and was suddenly tied for the lead with Bourdy, who birdied three of four holes from the 12th. Bourdy parred his last three holes to end at minus-15. After a par on the 13th, Manassero got that lost stroke back with a 10-footer for birdie on the 14th. He again led by one, and it held up as he made par on the last four holes. "I believe in myself, but you never know when the week is going to come," admitted Manassero. "You must every single week try to make that week happen. I would never think that in 11 months Id have two wins." Bourdy totaled eight birdies, a bogey and a double-bogey in his round of 67. McIlroy collected three birdies in a four-hole stretch from the eighth to jump to 14-under. He was two back at that point, but he couldnt recover from a disastrous, three-putt double-bogey on the par-four 12th. NOTES: With the win, Manassero holds the top two spots among youngest winners in European Tour history...Reigning British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen played all four rounds with Schwartzel, but Oosthuizen struggled over the last two rounds...Oosthuizen closed with rounds of 76-75 to end at plus-seven...The European Tour heads to China next week for China Open, where Y.E. Yang is expected to defend his title.   Cheap Kyrie Irving Jersey . -- For the final tournament at Sherwood Country Club, Tiger Woods seems intent on leaving a lasting impression. Kyrie Irving Cavaliers Jersey . If the first two games of their first-round Western Conference matchup are any indication, the Jazz still have a long way to go to regain the swagger of the good old days under Sloan, Karl Malone and John Stockton.SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Carolina Hurricanes took advantage of solid goaltending on their end and an unexpected change in the other net. Jiri Tlusty scored twice and Anton Khudobin stopped 35 shots to lead the Hurricanes to a 3-0 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Khudobin recorded his first shutout this season with the Hurricanes, and the third of his career. His last shutout was March 31, 2013, at Buffalo as a member of the Boston Bruins. Jeff Skinner also scored for the Hurricanes. "Its always good when you (dont) get scored on in a game. But the most important is we just got the W," Khudobin said. Dan Ellis, who played last season for Carolina, started the second period in relief of Roberto Luongo and made 18 saves. Luongo left the game after the first period with an upper body injury sustained in a collision with Carolinas Radek Dvorak. The Panthers described it as a precautionary measure. Luongo stopped 11 of 12 shots. Dvorak was assessed a game misconduct at 12:48 of the first when he crashed into Luongo and sent him into the net, knocking it off its moorings. Floridas Erik Gudbranson was assessed a roughing penalty for engaging Dvorak in retaliation. "I?made the shot and then I was driving like 100 miles per hour to the net and then I got a little push," Dvorak said. "Next thing I?knew I was in the net with Louie, but it was not intentional at all. Thats not my style." Dvorak, who has a home in the area, had over 20 family members and friends attending the game, only to see him exit early. "Obviously, you want to finish the game because you want to play in front of your family, in front of your friends, but sometimes you have a little bit of bad luck," Dvorak said. "But the thing is we got two pooints after the game, which is more important for us. http://www.nbacavaliersofficial.com/Kyrie-Irving-Cavaliers-Jersey. " Khudobin was pleased with his own play but concerned about Luongo. "I?hope hes OK and hes not going to have anything, but at the same time its just hockey," Khudobin said. "Sometimes it happens, but I?dont feel good about it." It didnt take long for the Hurricanes to take advantage of the goalie change as they scored two goals in five minutes. Tlusty scored his second goal after he grabbed a loose puck to the left of the net. Ellis fell down in the crease and wasnt able to reach across to block the shot from the left side. Tlusty found the net at 2:30 of the second for his third two-goal game of the season and a 2-0 lead. The Hurricanes stretched their advantage to 3-0 on Skinners goal. He took a pass from behind the net and his shot from the right side beat Ellis on the stick side at 5:46 of the second. "Its never a fun situation because you know your partner . something might not be good with him," Ellis said. "Thats the job and you have to be ready when they call you. I wish I could have made two more saves." The Hurricanes took a 1-0 lead on Tlustys first goal 9:09 into the first period. Eric Staal grabbed a loose puck along the left boards and brought it toward the net. He passed to Tlusty low in the right circle. Tlusty was able to work the puck and get Luongo out of position and score on a wrist shot. "Tonight we scored the first goal, which is always better than being one down. Everyone came ready," Tlusty said. NOTES: Gudbranson returned to the lineup after missing the past nine games with a knee injury. ... The Hurricanes won all three games against the Panthers this season. ... Khudobin has started five of the past six games for the Hurricanes. ' ' '
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Christmas could come early for fans of the Toronto Blue Jays. Anthony Hitchens Cowboys Jersey . The agent for Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish sent out a tweet on Monday morning saying an announcement will be made on the winning bid on Monday night. Don Nomura tweeted that the announcement will be made late Tuesday morning, Japan time. Earlier reports indicated the Blue Jays made the highest bid for the negotiating rights for Darvish, a bid that could be in the neighbourhood of $50 million. The Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees and Texas Rangers are all believed to have made a bid for Darvishs services. Darvishs Japanese team, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters have until 5pm et on Tuesday to accept or reject the highest bid but they do not know the identity of that team. Should the Jays have the highest bid and it is accepted, they would have 30 days to work out a deal. If they cant sign him, the Jays would then have their bid money returned. The 25-year-old Darvish has a lifetime record of 93-38 with a 1.99 ERA in Japan.www.authenticcowboysshop.com/Anthony-Hitchens-Cowboys-Jersey . 1 overall selection at the 2014 CFL draft. Lavertu, a 300-pound Quebec City native, was a four-time Quebec conference all-star and three-time CIS all-Canadian at Laval. Zack Martin Blue Jersey . Lulay was benched in a 30-17 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Aug. 13. He was yanked late in the third quarter after completing just 12 of 23 passes for 103 yards, then watched from the sidelines as the Lions dropped to 1-6. PHOENIX -- Bronson Arroyo got the best of Stephen Strasburg -- on the mound and at the plate. Arroyo, with a fastball that barely reaches 88 mph, scattered seven hits in his 16th career complete game, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals Tuesday night. "Thats the great thing about baseball," Arroyo said. "I dont really have to beat Stephen, I just have to beat their batters for the most part." He also had a pair of hits off Strasburg, scoring the go-ahead run after the second one. "I just try to outthink him and try to guess what hes throwing," Arroyo said. "... I got lucky today. I hit two balls soft, but one of them turned out to be a huge hit and started off an inning that won us the ball game." Arroyo, a free agent signing in the off-season who was slowed by a sore back in spring training, struck out seven and walked one. Of his 110 pitches, 79 were strikes. "An incredible strike ratio," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "He kept them off-balance, threw a great game for us. Beyond that, got a couple of hits, ran the bases well again, fielded a good safety squeeze bunt, held the guy at first, got out of that inning. I mean, thats complete." Paul Goldschmidt doubled twice, the second one driving in the go-ahead runs in the fifth. Over his last three starts, Arroyo (4-2) has allowed one earned run in 23 1-3 innings. He also became the second pitcher to get two hits off Strasburg. The other was Tim Hudson. Strasburg (3-3) went seven innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, striking out six with no walks. "Overall I thought he itched fine," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. "Bronson was better tonight though. All over the zone with all the pitches that he had, he kept everybody off balance." The Diamondbacks won for just the fourth time in 17 games at Chase Field this season. "You just want to get it done at home to show theres not somee sort of jinx going on," Arroyo said.www.authenticcowboysshop.com/Ben-Gardner-Cowboys-Jersey. Washington scored first when Wilson Ramos led off the second with a single and Ian Desmond tripled. Desmond was stranded when Danny Espinosa struck out, Tyler Moore walked and Kevin Frandsen grounded into a double play. Arizona tied it at 1 in the fourth. Goldschmidt led off with a double down the right-field line, then scored when Miguel Montero singled sharply. In the fifth, Arroyo led off with his second single of the night. Martin Prado -- 4 for 20 in his career against Strasburg to that point -- singled up the middle to put runners on first and second, and Goldschmidt drove in both runners with a soaring double to deep centre. It was the major league-leading 55th hit for Goldschmidt. "Curveball," Strasburg said. "It started getting a little windy and dry and spun out of my hands. As soon as it came out of my hand I knew it was probably not going to be good." Washington -- without top hitters Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche -- didnt threaten again until the eighth. Pinch-hitter Nate McLouth singled past the first baseman Goldschmidt, a play that could have been ruled an error, then Anthony Rendons two-out single put runners at first and second. Jayson Werth flied out to left to end the inning. After getting game-tying and winning ninth-inning homers off Addison Reed in the ninth in their 6-5 win in the series opener Monday night, the Nationals didnt get a runner on base in the final inning against Arroyo. NOTES: Washington is 1-4 with one game left on its trip out West. ... Arizonas other home wins were April 1 over San Francisco, April 25 over Philadelphia and April 30 over Colorado. ... In the series finale on Wednesday, Washington starts Doug Fister (0-1, 10.38) against Brandon McCarthy (1-6, 5.66). ... If Arizona wins Wednesday, it would be the first series victory for the Diamondbacks at home this season. ' ' '
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish was put on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, the same day he threw a 32-pitch bullpen session without any issues. Bruce Ellington Womens Jersey . Darvish had been set to be the Rangers starter in Mondays opener against Philadelphia before having neck stiffness during camp. He last pitched in a game two weeks ago and didnt resume throwing until consecutive sessions this weekend. Texas also put left-hander Matt Harrison, last years opening-day starter, on the 15-day disabled list while setting its 25-man roster for the start of the season. Harrison, who made only two starts last season before twice having surgery on a herniated disk in his back, had a setback early in spring training, when he felt neck and back stiffness. He could return to the rotation before the end of April. Darvishs move to the disabled list was retroactive to March 21, meaning he could be eligible to return next weekend. Harrisons move was retroactive to March 29. Left-hander Derek Holland was already on the 60-day disabled list and not expected back until at least June after surgery on his left knee, injured during the off-season when he was tripped by his dog on stairs in his home. Texas said Darvish reported feeling strong after his bullpen session with pitching coach Mike Maddux on Sunday, a day after 30 throws off flat ground. Darvish, who last season led the majors with 277 strikeouts and finished second in the AL Cy Young Award voting, will get a day off from his throwing program before resuming Tuesday. Texas also selected the contract of infielder Josh Wilson from Triple-A Round Rock, and he could start at second base. Infielder Adam Rosales was designated for assignment, giving the Rangers 10 days to trade him, release him or send him outright him to the minor leagues. Second baseman Jurickson Profar (muscle tear in right shoulder) and catcher Geovany Soto (torn meniscus cartilage in right knee) are both expected to be out up to three months. Profar was put on the 15-day disabled list, and Soto on the 60-day list. The opening 25-man roster includes only four starting pitchers: Tanner Scheppers, Martin Perez, Robbie Ross and Joe Saunders, the left-hander signed after camp opened and who earned an increase in his base salary from $500,000 to $1.5 million by being on the active roster for one day. The Rangers dont need a fifth starter until the second week of the season, and will make a move then. Texas will start the season with seven relief pitchers and three catchers: J.P. Arencibia will start and be backed up by Robinson Chrinois and Chris Gimenez. The six outfielders include Mitch Moreland, who also is a first baseman and designated hitter. Wilson likely will split time at second base with Donnie Murphy, claimed off waivers last week from the Chicago Cubs. The only other listed infielders are first baseman Prince Fielder, shortstop Elvis Andrus and third baseman Adrian Beltre. Carlos Hyde Kids Jersey . -- The San Jose Sharks chose centre Tomas Hertl of the Czech Republic with the 17th pick in the first round of the NHL draft on Friday night. Marcus Martin Womens Jersey . -- Ryan Spanglers intense play has fueled Oklahomas growth this season.BARRIE, Ont. - Ben Thompson scored twice, including the eventual winner on a short-handed goal, as the North Bay Battalion edged the Barrie Colts 3-2 Sunday to advance to the Ontario Hockey Leagues Eastern Conference final. North Bay will play the Oshawa Generals, who beat the Peterborough Petes in four straight games, starting Friday. Nick Paul had a goal and an assist for the Battalion, who took tthe best-of-seven series over the Colts 4-2. Jimmie Ward Jersey. Barries Garrett Hooey opened the scoring at 1:23, but North Bay scored three straight for a 3-1 edge. Aaron Ekblad pulled the Colts to within one with 13 seconds remaining in the third period. Battalion goaltender Jake Smith stopped 29 shots in the victory. Barries Mackenzie Blackwood shouldered the loss after making 19 saves. ' ' '
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MILWAUKEE -- Every shot Caron Butler made helped dull the pain of a recent root canal. http://www.cflofficial.ca/Winnipeg-Blue-Bombers-Drew-Willy-Jersey.html . Ending a nine-game losing streak? That gave the Milwaukee Bucks veteran forward a reason to smile. Butler scored 30 points two days after major dental work and the Bucks rallied from 13 points down in the third quarter for a 104-101 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. "I dont have that much energy," Butler said with a smile. "Im going to go home, go to sleep. Just relax." A well-deserved break after shooting 12 of 21 and leading the charge by the Bucks bench in the fourth quarter. All on his bobblehead night, too. Butler was questionable for the game because he was still getting over his trip to the dentist. "I wasnt feeling good yesterday, feeling extremely weak," he said. Coach Larry Drew "believed in me tonight and gave me an opportunity. Thats why it was even more special." Brandon Knight added 16 points against the team that traded him in the off-season, while backup centre Miroslav Raduljica added eight points and eight rebounds. He was part of the reserve corps -- with Khris Middleton (10 points) and Luke Ridnour (eight points) -- that helped close the gap. The Bucks trailed 76-63 in the third quarter, largely due to Brandon Jennings, who finished with 30 points for Detroit. But Butler provided a boost with his jumper in the fourth and the Bucks held on late. Josh Smith missed two foul shots with about 5 seconds left and Rodney Stuckey missed a desperation 3 at the buzzer. "Its important we keep the attitude and intensity. I think we got a little comfortable, but we cant let that happen," Jennings said. "No matter what their record is, thats an NBA team over there. At 8-33, the Bucks have the worst record in the NBA, but received a sorely needed confidence boost at the midpoint of the season. "I told our guys after the game, its nice to get off that losing streak. Lets enjoy the moment, remember what this feels like tomorrow," Drew said. "By no stretch of the imagination is losing fun." Knight, who was traded for Jennings, also had nine assists and six rebounds, while Ersan Ilyasova added 12 points. Greg Monroe added 18 points for Detroit and Stuckey finished 23. The last few minutes found Jennings and Knight guarding each other on the perimeter. Jennings blocked Knight with about 7 seconds left, but Smith missed the two foul shots at the other end. The Pistons had one last chance after a contested possession was ruled in favour of Detroit. Stuckeys 3-point attempt from the corner sailed harmlessly into the side of the glass. "We made a few bad decisions on both ends of the floor, but I gave up a lot of offensive rebounds so I have to slap myself on the wrist for that," said centre Andre Drummond, who finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds. A game after going scoreless against the Clippers, Jennings shot 11 of 23 against the team that drafted him in the first round in 2009. Facing off against Knight at one point in the third quarter, Jennings hit a deep 3 to give Detroit a 76-63 lead, then turned to the crowd and pointed his index finger to his forehead. The Bucks started chipping away. With the shot clock winding down at the end of the third quarter, Butler hit a long 3 to get Milwaukee within 84-81. "That was definitely a momentum-changer. If we get that rebound and secure that ball, we go into the fourth up seven or eight points," Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks said. Just another highlight from a memorable game for Butler. His play off the bench was especially important given the Bucks were without starting centre Larry Sanders and veteran guard O.J. Mayo due to illness. As for Butlers bobblehead doll, the likeness was close enough. "It looks like my cousin," he said, "but itll do, we are related." NOTES: The Pistons, the NBAs top offensive rebounding team coming into the night at 14.4 per game, were outrebounded on the offensive glass, 12-9 ... Milwaukee G Luke Ridnour wore a sleeve around the right wrist he sprained on Saturday against the Spurs. ... Milwaukee used its 19th different starting lineup in its 41st game this season. Calgary Stampeders Jon Cornish Jersey .S. Olympic hockey team. Dustin Brown had a goal and an assist and Jonathan Quick made 25 saves as the Los Angeles Kings made it back-to-back wins Thursday night with a 2-0 victory over the Flames. Authentic Bo Levi Mitchell Jersey . -- While much of the nation is buried in snow, glazed by ice or just plain shivering in the cold, its time to play ball in the desert.SEATTLE - Fresh off spending more than two hours winding his way in front of a parade crowd that surpassed the population of Seattle, Pete Carroll was ready for the post-season to finally arrive. Perhaps Carroll was so prepared for a break because he believes there is very little the Seattle Seahawks need heading into the off-season. "I dont see anything that we need to add. We just have to get better," Carroll said. "These players know that they got better all the way to the last game of the season. Thats always out there for us and that will continue to be our focus." Carroll and his team were feted in grand fashion on Wednesday, enjoying the first championship parade for a team in one of the four major sports in the city of Seattle since 1979. Seattle officials estimated the crowd along the parade route at 700,000 while owner Paul Allen, addressing a celebration at CenturyLink Field, said it was 1 million fans that crammed downtown streets. Carroll was at the front of the parade and later was leading the charge that this team he helped put together is not expecting to be a one-year wonder. "They have come together to do something very special and its not just one year," Carroll told the crowd. "Were just getting warmed up if you know what Im talking about." That means Carroll doesnt believe the Seahawks need to make major off-season additions as they did a year ago when Seattle signed defensive linemen Cliff Avril, Tony McDaniel and Michael Bennett in free agency and traded for Percy Harvin. Seattle will continue to mine the draft for gems like those they have found in the past and look at free agency but Carroll said they are very comfortable with the roster they have moving forward. "The priority is for us to get back to work and work really hard again. Thats going to be more important. Its not going to be something from the outside of us. We have what we need, we just need to get back to work when the time comes with the right attitude and the right focus. Thats all Im concerned about." It appears SSeattles free agency focus will be on trying to retain players on its current roster that could be coveted by others. Saskatchewan Roughriders Jersey. Wide receiver Golden Tate and Bennett will both be free agents in the off-season and both expressed their desire to return to Seattle. Tate is at the end of his rookie contract, while Bennett gambled on a one-year deal with Seattle last off-season and now could be in line for a significant pay increase after a standout season with a team-high 8 1/2 sacks in the regular season and another 1 1/2 in the playoffs. Bennett became the interior pass rusher that Carroll has sought since his arrival in Seattle and part of a defensive line rotation that caused havoc. "I want to be back here 100 per cent," Bennett said. "I love the team. I love my teammates. Pete does a great job letting us play. I want to be a part of that. I know we can go back and win a Super Bowl again with all of these guys." Tate was Seattles leading receiver this season, his fourth with the team after being a second-round pick in 2010 as part of Carrolls first draft class. Tate said he would consider accepting a "little" less money for a chance to stay with the Seahawks. "In my eyes I would rather stay and play in a great organization, in a great city, around great people, around great teammates for a little less than go to a crappy city and win a ball game every now and then and be miserable for six months and have a fan base that doesnt care about the sport," Tate said. "Youve got to give a little or take a little, whatever. Well see how it works out. Hopefully, it does work out. I think Ive done everything in my power to earn the trust and respect of this organization." Carroll said Seattle will go into the off-season very healthy, the only lingering concern being a possible surgery on the toe of left tackle Russell Okung, who was injured in Week 2 against San Francisco and aggravated it later in the season. Harvin came out of the Super Bowl fine with his hip and now gets an entire off-season to get healthy. ' ' '
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The Carolina Hurricanes are expected to call a news conference for early next week when longtime general manager Jim Rutherford will likely step down. Ben Gardner Womens Jersey . Rutherford just completed his 20th year as general manager of the Hurricanes. Rutherford is the only general manager in the history of the team in Carolina. Under his guidance, the Hurricanes have earned a 534-486-156-20 regular-season record since arriving in North Carolina prior to the 1997-98 season, including a pair of trips to the Stanley Cup Final and the first Stanley Cup title in franchise history in 2006. The former National Hockey League goaltender has been named The Hockey News Executive of the Year twice as well as the Sporting News Executive of the Year in 2006, as voted on by his NHL management peers. http://www.authenticcowboysshop.com/Devin-Street-Cowboys-Jersey . Williams needed just 1 hour, 4 minutes at Ariake Colosseum to dispatch Barthel and set up a second-round matchup with top-seeded Victoria Azarenka, who has a first-round bye. Anthony Hitchens Jersey . Heck, we might just miss the BCS. Maybe? It sort of worked out this season. Top-ranked Florida State (13-0) was the only team to get through the regular season unbeaten, and the Seminoles did it in dominating fashion. MIAMI -- Decision day for NBA players may have arrived. And on the eve of perhaps the biggest meeting of the lockout, the league took its talking points to the public. The players association will meet in New York on Monday morning, a session that could lead to the end of the lockout or send it into a bigger tailspin. Representatives from all 30 teams are expected, as are other players, to examine and discuss a seven-page summary of the NBAs latest collective bargaining proposal to the union. The proposal, which was obtained by The Associated Press, was dated Friday and addressed to union executive director Billy Hunter. Some who will be in the NBPA meeting said Sunday they had not yet seen it, creating some confusion over what exactly is on the table. "We havent asked for anything more than what we had," Miami player representative James Jones said Sunday. "We understand the times. We understand the economy. We just want a fair deal where both sides are bearing the weight of the present times and with an eye on the future of the game of basketball." Sounds so simple. But its not. By Monday, things could finally become clear -- because this union meeting may decide if basketball will be played this season. But first, the NBA tried reaching the masses directly Sunday night. Commissioner David Stern and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver went on Twitter and talked everything from contraction (which has been discussed) to sending players to the D-League at slashed salaries (which isnt in the proposal). Among those asking: Miamis Dwyane Wade and Philadelphias Spencer Hawes. One of Hawes questions was "since we have covered all of your alleged losses(and more)why am I not getting ready for a game tonight." The league said it disagreed with the premise. Wade asked, "why are all your "system solutions" only impacting the PLAYERS?? What have the owners (given) up of significance??" The NBA responded, "The economics & system favoured the players in prior CBA," then again said team losses topped US$300 million last season. Someone asked if the league would consider replacement players. The answer: "Our goal is a season with our current players." Another wanted to know if contracts would become void if the NBPA decertifies, and the league said yes. Next came a 92-second video the NBA posted to YouTube, which showed projections for a $7.7 million average salary for players in the 10th year of the current proposed deal and even had a hypothetical breakdown of what a team may look like in 2013-14, with a "superstar" making $17 million, an "All-Star" making $14 million, other starters making between $8-10 million and with a total payroll of about $77 million. That projection means team payrolls will in theory top $115 million by the proposed deals end, which could come to the chagrin of many owners. On Saturday, Stern said again if the current offer is rejected, a harsher one -- where owners would keep about another $120 million of basketball related income annually, along with other system issues players didnt want -- will take its place. "Were not going to cancel the season this week," Stern said. "Were just going to present them what we told them we would." The NBA wants a 72-game season to begin Dec. 15. For that to happen, a handshake deal would be needed this week, given that Stern said it will take about 30 days to get the season after an agreement is reached. There are 17 toppics in the memo, including how teams paying a luxury tax cannot acquire free agents in sign-and-trade deals after the 2012-13 season. authenticcowboysshop.com/Bob-Lilly-Cowboys-Jersey. One of the key points comes on Page 5, where the NBA says "there will be no limitations on a players ability to receive 100% guaranteed salary in all seasons of a contract." Players have repeatedly said they will reject any deal without guaranteed contracts. "Im going to sit down take a look at the deal and analyze it," Minnesota player rep Anthony Tolliver said Sunday, the lockouts 136th day. "Not like its the first offer or the last offer, but just as one where Ill say Would I or my teammates want to play under these conditions?" Among the other points outlined in the summary sent to Hunter by Silver: --The union will choose between accepting either a 50-50 split of BRI or a band where they may receive between 49 per cent and 51 per cent, depending on economic projections; --All teams may still use a mid-level exception, though rules vary on whether a franchise is above or below the luxury-tax level; --Minimum team payrolls would be at least 85 per cent of the salary cap in 2011-12 and 2012-13, and 90 per cent starting in 2013-14; --Luxury tax rates would rise after the third year of the deal; --Maximum contract lengths would not exceed five years, and annual raises would be cut significantly to a maximum of 6.5 per cent; --There would be an "amnesty" provision where a team may waive one player before any season, if that player was under contract at the inception of the CBA, and have his salary removed from the teams totals for luxury-tax and salary-cap purposes. "I was a little bit more hopeful last week than I am this week," Tolliver said. "Im trying not to be too negative but its kind of hard not to when its been this long and this many meetings. Its hard not to get continuously more pessimistic by the day. Hopefully this deal will blow me away in a good way. But its hard to believe thats going to be the case." Meanwhile, talks about decertifying continue -- even though the NBA said deals would become void if that happens. An agent who spoke with the AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the ongoing dispute said "a lot of petitions have been signed already," but acknowledged some players arent sure that move would get owners to relent on any issues. "I would say the thing I dont like the most isnt about the deal specifically, but is the lack of information on whats actually on the table," the agent said. "Thats the most frustrating thing. ... I think that the guys should actually know whats being proposed and decide from there." Another person directly involved with the negotiations told the AP the NBA side is frustrated that the leagues current offer is already being poorly received, even though most players have not seen the proposal. That person reiterated Sterns words: The next offer will be much worse. "Its time to think rationally about what were talking about here," the person involved with negotiations said. "This is the deal. Weve come too far. Weve talked it out. This is the deal and there are things in this deal that neither side will like. Everyone made concessions. Its time to decide. We all talk about these arena workers and the effect this has on the local economy, all those things. If we mean what we say about those workers, this deal gets done and the season starts Dec. 15." ' ' '
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EUGENE, Ore. www.shopjerseysrams.com/Womens-Greg-Robinson-Authentic-Jersey/ . -- The Oregon Ducks opened the regular season with a 13-game winning streak. They closed it with seven straight victories. The Ducks may have stumbled in the middle, but reserve guard Jason Calliste says the Ducks still belong in the national conversation -- especially after a 64-57 victory over No. 3 Arizona in the regular-season finale Saturday. "We can be one of the best teams in the country," he said. "Doesnt matter who were playing. Doesnt matter what the name on the chest says." Calliste made the go-ahead jumper and free throw with 4:22 left and finished with 18 points for the Ducks, who trailed by as many as 12 points. "I just didnt want to lose," he said. "Wasnt time to go home yet." Johnathan Loyd added 16 points for the Ducks (22-8, 10-8 Pac-10) who greatly improved their chances of a bid in the NCAA tournament. Last season Oregon won the Pac-12 tournament and advanced all the way to the final 16. Aaron Gordon had 21 points for the Wildcats (28-3, 15-3), who had already clinched the Pac-12 regular-season title heading into next weeks conference tournament in Las Vegas. The Ducks won 13 straight to start the season and were ranked as high as No. 10, but then they lost five straight to tumble out of the poll and fall in the Pac-12 standings. The Ducks considered the game a must-win after a six-game winning streak made them a possible bubble team for the NCAA post-season and gave them their fourth straight season with at least 20 victories. As for the prospects following the victory over Arizona, Oregon coach Dana Altman wasnt going to speculate. "Im not going to worry about all that," he said. "Weve got to go to the conference tournament and weve just got to play." The Wildcats led by as many as 12 points in the first half, but Oregon closed to 31-29 at halftime. Mike Mosers 3-pointer got the Ducks to 36-34 early in the second half with a 3-pointer. A six-point run put Arizona ahead 44-36 with 11:55 left and the Wildcats held on to the lead until Joseph Youngs 3-pointer got the Ducks within 50-48 and Loyds layup tied it at 50 with five minutes left. Calliste hit a jumper and a free throw to give the Ducks a 53-51 lead with 4:22 left for their first lead since the games opening minute. Calliste and Loyd hit back-to-back 3s to stretch the lead to 59-51 and the 12,364 fans at Matthew Knight Arena were on their feet. The Ducks held on for the win and the crowd rushed the court. Arizona had won five straight since a 69-66 overtime loss to rival Arizona State on Feb. 14. "They were highly motivated," Arizona coach Sean Miller said about the Ducks. "With that, we had to play at our best and we didnt." Oregon went into the game averaging a league-best 82.9 points, while the Wildcats were holding opponents to a league-low 58.5 points. Arizona jumped out to a 9-2 lead that was snapped by Loyds steal and fast-break layup for the Ducks. The Wildcats made it 20-8 on Nick Johnsons dunk midway through the first half. Joseph Youngs layup pulled Oregon within 24-18, but Caleb Tarczewski answered with a dunk for the Wildcats. Oregon pulled to 31-29 at the half on Callistes 3-pointer with 3-seconds to go before the break. Calliste made four of five 3-point attempts in the game. Tarczewski led all players with 10 points in the first half. "Theyre fighting for a tournament berth and guys are in zones," said Johnson, who finished with 11 points for the Wildcats. "Give him (Calliste) credit, he made the shots." Mike Moser had with 10 points and 10 rebounds for his fourth straight double-double. Arizona beat Oregon 67-65 in Tucson on Feb. 6. It was Arizonas first full game without sophomore forward Brandon Ashley, who is out for the season after surgery on his right foot. Seven Oregon seniors played their final regular-season home game at Matthew Knight Arena. Lamarcus Joyner Womens Jersey . Less than a day after the NHL handed the Minnesota Wild forward a seven-game suspension for his knee-on-knee collision with Colorado Avalanche defenceman Tyson Barrie, Cooke reiterated to the media Thursday that he had no intention of hurting his opponent. www.shopjerseysrams.com/Womens-Aaron-Donald-Authentic-Jersey/ . Plushenkos strong performance in the team event brought wide accolades for his determination to overcome injury. But on Thursday he withdrew before the mens short program, complaining of severe spinal pain during the warmup.BEREA, Ohio - Unlike most Clevelanders, Brian Hoyer didnt jump up and down or cheer when he heard the Browns drafted Johnny Manziel. Hoyer shrugged and got ready to fight for his job. "It was almost a sense of relief when he was drafted," he said, "because I knew exactly right then and there what it was going to be." Its going to be a quarterback battle unlike anything Cleveland has seen before. Hoyer, the hometown kid and incumbent starter, and Manziel — the college football superstar with the larger-than-life persona, catchy nickname and Heisman Trophy — were on the field together Wednesday, the second day of organized team activities. With roughly 60 media members lining the fields and focused on the two QBs every move, Hoyer and Manziel went through passing drills and took turns behind centre in a competition expected to last several months. Afterward, Hoyer said he and Manziel are developing a "working relationship" and joked the pair are getting along splendidly. "I was thinking about sending him a birthday card," Hoyer quipped. Hoyer, though, understands what under first-year coach Mike Pettine meant about the quarterback competition being somewhat heated. "I totally get it," he said. "I dont think were in there not being friendly. But when youre gunning for the same job, there is a little bit of an edge to it." The Browns are expecting Manziel to challenge Hoyer, who is coming off right knee surgery. The team has made it clear that Hoyer is the starter and will remain so unless Manziel can beat him out. This is nothing new to Hoyer, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament last season. Hoyer has been battling for a job since he joined the NFL, only this time hes the one that others are gunning for. "It does feel different because as of right now Im the top guy, and before Ive always been coming from behind," Hoyer said. "My mentality has never really changed." Manziel did not speak to reporters after practice, but several Browns players were asked about their famous new teammate, the scrambling magician known as Johnny Football. The former Texas A&M star fell in the first round before Cleveland traded up to take him with the No. 22 overall pick. So far, Manziel has kept his head buried in his playbook. "Johnny has done a good job of being a rookie, keeping his mouth shut,&quuot; Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas said. shopjerseysrams.com/Womens-Tre-Mason-Authentic-Jersey/. "Rookies are supposed to be seen and not heard, which is what hes done." Hoyer waited four seasons for his chance to start. After spending three years in New England as Tom Bradys backup, he made one start in Arizona before he bounced around and signed as a free agent with Cleveland last May. Hoyer was prepared for the Browns to draft a quarterback. He never expected to be handed anything, and not once did he consider asking for a trade. "No, never," he said. "I knew, even going back to last summer, that this was the place that I wanted to be, and it ended up working out and I got back here, and then I got a chance to play. This is my hometown. This is where my familys from. This is where I want to make a difference. Ill never shy away from competition, and its something I had prepared myself for." Hoyer and Manziel each had good moments during the nearly two-hour workout, which Pettine kept open to the media after limiting access for last weeks rookie minicamp. Hoyer, wearing a knee brace but moving without any problems, made the days best pass, completing a long touchdown to wide receiver Conner Vernon. Manziels final pass got batted down, but he showed some of the moves that made him a household name. Still, hes got work to do. "Its just like any other rookie, that hes just inconsistent," Pettine said. "A lot of its the mental part of it. Hes more worrying about getting the formation right, making sure the motions correct and hes got the cadence. Then hes got to worry about where guys are. Once all that stuff becomes second nature a little bit, hell be a lot more comfortable. "He flashed some things that made him kind of who he is, the ability to make plays on his feet." NOTES: Pro Bowl WR Josh Gordon practiced as he awaits a possible league suspension. Gordon declined comment. ... WR Miles Austin said he called former Browns QB Bernie Kosar to ask for permission to wear No. 19. "I never wanted to step on anyones toes," Austin said. "I thought it was the right thing to do." ... Pettine would not discuss injuries to several players, including starting DT Ahtyba Rubin, who was not on the field. ... OG Garrett Gilkey exchanged a few punches with rookie DT Calvin Barnett, whose helmet was ripped off during the fracas. ' ' '
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WASHINGTON -- The Charlotte Bobcats have leapfrogged another team, increasing the odds that their return to the playoffs wont be a token appearance.http://www.authenticcowboysshop.com/Demarcus-Lawrence-Cowboys-Jersey . The Washington Wizards have dropped a spot and are having issues. Or, as centre Marcin Gortat put it: "The way we play right now, we aint going to beat anybody, including Milwaukee." The Bobcats blew a 20-point, first-half lead to the Wizards on Wednesday night before winning 94-88 in overtime, moving Charlotte into position for the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference. "To go from basically the worst team going to the six seed, I mean, it shows a lot," said guard Kemba Walker, who scored the only field goal in overtime for either team. The win left both teams at 40-38 with four games remaining, but Charlotte won the season series 3-1 and therefore holds the tiebreaker. Both teams want to stay out of seventh or eighth to avoid a first-round series against the two conference powerhouses, the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers. The Bobcats have been in the playoffs only once before, when they were swept in the first round in 2010. "We getting better as a team, we two games above .500," said Al Jefferson, who had 20 points and 18 rebounds. "But does it really matter where were at for seeding-wise? No, we just happy to be in the mix." Walker made a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws in the extra session, and Jefferson added two free throws to account for all of the Bobcats scoring. Charlotte went 1 for 7 from the field in overtime, while Washington was 0 for 8 and got its only point from a free throw by John Wall with 34 seconds remaining. Walker finished with 17 points and 12 assists for the Bobcats, who have their longest winning streak since March 2010. "Hes got courage," Charlotte coach Steve Clifford said. "He wants the ball late and hes not afraid to take the big shot." Wall had a candidate for most underwhelming triple-double of the season -- 14 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists -- and Gortat finished with 27 points and 14 rebounds for the Wizards, who were nearly run out of their own building in the first half for the second straight game and are limping toward the finish line of their first playoff season since 2008. Among Washington coach Randy Wittmans reviews: "To have no more energy or drive or enthusiasm than we showed in that first half, its disappointing. ... I was just not expecting to come out and go through the motions. ... When you dont put effort in, youre not going to have (a) good showing." Added veteran Gortat: "I guess were immature and just not experienced enough and I guess everything starts in the practice. The first few minutes were walking and just fooling around and this is how you start a game." Such comments put the focus on young All-Star Wall, who went 6 for 18 from the field and committed five turnovers. Wall disagreed with his coachs "go through the motions" assessment. "I dont feel that way," Wall said. "I feel like we competed. ... The last couple of games we havent been able to knock down shots." Wall had called this game the most important of the year, but he also made a whirlwind overnight trip to Texas on Monday to watch Kentucky lose the NCAA championship game. He said that had "nothing to do" with his performance. "I practiced yesterday and had a good day," Wall said. "Came here and had a game today. Its not like I went the night before." Trevor Ariza, who has been battling the flu, went 0 for 6 from the field for the Wizards. Washington was 1 for 15 from 3-point range. The Wizards again made defence optional in the early going, echoing their beatdown by the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. But Washington hit its stride in the third quarter and took its first lead of the game on Bradley Beals 15-foot jumper with 5:28 to play. Jefferson forced overtime with a layup that tied the game with 3.2 seconds remaining. Wall didnt get a shot off as time expired in regulation. Notes: Wizards F Nene, back after missing six-plus weeks with a sprained left knee, was understandably rusty. He missed all four of his free throws and finished with 10 points in 17 minutes. ... It was Walls third career triple-double and second this season. ... Bobcats F Josh McRoberts returned after missing three games with a sprained left ankle. Bill Bates Cowboys Jersey . Kerr said he had dinner with Jackson, his former coach with Chicago and the new Knicks team president, on Friday night and they talked again Saturday. Kerr is in New York to work the game between the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors for TNT.authenticcowboysshop.com/Anthony-Hitchens-Cowboys-Jersey .C. -- Canadians Vivian Tsui and Jennifer Kirby are tied for the lead after Thursdays third round of the Royale Cup Canadian Womens Amateur Championship.PORTLAND, Ore. - Canadian international Dwayne De Rosario scored on a penalty kick in stoppage time to pull the Red Bulls to a 3-3 draw against the Portland Timbers in a wild match Sunday night that saw the ejection of New York Red captain Thierry Henry. The expansion Timbers (5-6-3) got goals from Jack Jewsbury and Kevin Goldthwaite, and benefited from an own goal by the Red Bulls (5-2-8). Henry scored his Major League Soccer-leading eighth goal of the season before he was ejected in extra time. Austin Da Luz also scored for the Red Bulls. Henry looked as though he had patted Portland midfielder Adam Moffat on the back of the head a few times after helping him from up from a tumble. But Moffat said appearances looks were deceiving and Henry popped him hard, twice. "He was pretty wound up. He cuffed me pretty hard in the back of the head," said Moffat, who was handed a yellow card for shoving back in retaliation. Henry, who was not available for comment afterward, will have to sit out the Red Bulls match at Seattle on Thursday. Just moments after Henrys ejection, De Rosario scored the tying goal. Red Bulls coach Hans Backe said he didnt see the incident involving his star forward, except that at one moment Henry was helping Moffat up, and the next he was walking off the field. "I would like to see it on the match DVD," Backe said. "I didnt see it." Portland was without coach John Spencer, who was suspended for a match after he was ejected late in Portlands 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids last weekend. Spencer was later fined for criticizing the officials. The Red Bulls were coming off a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution on June 10, a win that snapped a streak of four straight draws. Toronto native De Rosario, who was returning from Gold Cup play, immediately made an impact, feeding Da Luz from the left wing for a goal in the fifth minute. Da Luzs kick went between two defenders and past Portland goalkeeper Troy Perkins. Portland evened it with Jewsburys hard strike from the top of the box in the 48th minute..http://www.authenticcowboysshop.com/Jay-Novacek-Cowboys-Jersey. Two minutes later, the Timbers took the lead on a goal from defender Goldthwaite, who played for the Red Bulls from 2008 until early last season, when he joined Portlands lower division club. He was making his first appearance in a match since March 26. The Timbers took a 3-1 lead on an own goal by former Timbers defender Stephen Keel in the 68th minute. Henry narrowed it to 3-2 in the 73rd minute, touching off a brief scuffle between the two teams. New York midfielder Joel Lindpere and Portland defender Rodney Wallace each got yellow cards. A few minutes later, New York goalkeeper Greg Sutton earned a yellow for tripping Portlands Jorge Perlaza on a breakaway. The Hamilton goaltender earned a reprieve when Jewsburys penalty kick bounced off the right post. Henrys goal evened him with Landon Donovan of the Los Angeles Galaxy for most in MLS. He was ejected in extra time for the off-the-ball confrontation with Moffat. A short time later, De Rosario beat Perkins in the penalty kick after Wallace was called for a handball in the box. "Its the wild west," Backe proclaimed. In addition to Spencer, the Timbers also missed defender Futty Danso, who injured his left shoulder during the loss to the Rapids and will miss three or four weeks. David Horst took Dansos place as starter against the Red Bulls. Late in the first half Horst collided with Sutton, who was trying to defend Jewsburys free kick. Horst was prone for several moments but later rejoined play -- only to sit the second half because of a left hip flexor. Spencers absence was mandatory because of his ejection in the loss to the Rapids. Afterward he suggested the game referee could not keep up with the action because he was tired. Major League Soccer fined the Scottish coach US$2,500 on Friday. At one point in Sundays match the Timbers Army supporters group chanted "Free John Spencer!" Trevor James coached the Timbers in his place, and was in turn awarded with a chaotic match. "It wasnt the boring 0-0 draw, was it?" he said with a smile. ' ' '
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OTTAWA -- Atiba Hutchinson and Julian de Guzman will lead a Canadian team mixed with veterans and young players in two international friendlies this month.wholesale jerseys . The 24-player Canadian squad announced Friday plays No. 73 Bulgaria on May 23 in Ritzing, then faces 99th-ranked Moldova in Mauer, Austria, on May 27. Canada holds the No. 110 position on the latest FIFA rankings list. The squad, which opens camp Sunday in Thaya, Austria, is comprised of mostly European-based players, plus a handful of promising young players such as Samuel Piette, a midfielder playing for Fortuna Dusseldorf, defender Daniel Stanese (FC Augusburg II), and forwards Caleb Clarke (FC Augsburg II), and Cyle Larin (University of Connecticut). The Canadian team is focused on developing younger players one year out from the next CONCACAF Gold Cup and the resumption of World Cup qualifying. Its Canadas second camp of the year. In January, a squad composed mostly of younger players gathered in Sunrise, Fla., for camp and defeated the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League in a friendly. cheap jerseys . Less than a day after the NHL handed the Minnesota Wild forward a seven-game suspension for his knee-on-knee collision with Colorado Avalanche defenceman Tyson Barrie, Cooke reiterated to the media Thursday that he had no intention of hurting his opponent.http://www.cheapjerseyfromchina.us.com/Nike-NFL-Jerseys-js-49_Chicago-Bears-Jersey-pt-89/ . -- Theres been so much talk about Mike Moustakas at the plate that the third baseman ignored the conversation Wednesday -- even after doing something positive.CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- P.J. Hairstons career is over at North Carolina. The school said Friday that it wont seek Hairstons reinstatement from the NCAA after the junior committed several rule violations. Hairston hasnt played all season while the school and NCAA worked to resolve eligibility questions, many stemming from the use of cars linked to a felon and party promoter in Durham earlier this year. Hairston has practiced with the team and has been on the bench for home games. The NCAA cleared senior Leslie McDonald to return earlier this week after he missed the first nine games due to receiving improper benefits in a related case. In a statement, UNC coach Roy Williams said he was "extremely disappointed" for Hairston, his family and team. "P.J. made mistakes and I was very disappointed by his actions and now he is suffering the very difficult consequences," Williams said. "He is not a bad kid. He just made some mistakes." Hairston led the team in scoring last year at about 15 points per game while shooting 40 per cent from 3-point range. Cheap Nike New York Jets Jerseys. The 6-foot-5 swingman decided to return for his junior season instead of entering the NBA draft in the spring, but ultimately never made it back on the court for the Tar Heels. Authorities twice cited him during the off-season while driving rental vehicles linked to Haydn Patrick "Fats" Thomas of Durham to raise the possibility of an improper benefits violation. The schools announcement didnt spell out the specific violations, only that there were several. "Unfortunately P.J. made a number of mistakes that placed his eligibility at risk and the universitys joint review with the NCAA made it clear that seeking reinstatement from P.J. would not be possible," athletic director Bubba Cunningham said in a statement. "The university thanks him for his contributions to Carolina Basketball." The No. 14 Tar Heels are coming off an 86-83 home loss to Texas, though McDonald scored 15 points and hit four 3-pointers in his return to the lineup. North Carolina plays Davidson on Saturday. ' ' '
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Cheap New York Jets Jerseys . -- While three straight blowout losses have turned up the heat on Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and his staff, general manager Rick Spielman says the organization stands firmly behind its head coach and is optimistic things will turn around this season. "Leslie Frazier is not going anywhere," Spielman said Friday. "I am telling you that we are very committed to Leslie Frazier and this coaching staff. And were committed to our players, and everybody is working extremely hard to get this thing turned around." The Vikings have opened the season with six losses in their first seven games, and the defeats have grown progressively more one-sided as the season has worn on. The Vikings came out of their bye week with losses to Carolina, the Giants and Green Bay over the last three weeks and have started a different quarterback in each of those games. Frazier announced Friday that Christian Ponder will start his second straight game when the Vikings play at Dallas on Sunday, a somewhat surprising decision over Josh Freeman, who was brought in three weeks ago to get a shot to become the long-term solution at the position. Frazier said he was "trying to pick the guy you feel like would give you the best chance to be successful on Sunday, and we think thats Christian." Ponder went 0-3 to start the season, sat out the teams only victory with injured ribs, and was benched for two more games while veteran Matt Cassel and Freeman got chances to bring some dynamic play to the offence. All three have tried, and all three have failed, calling into question Spielmans ability to evaluate players at the games most important position. Spielman said he leaves the decision on who plays totally up to Frazier, but did say they continue to evaluate the future of all three players, both in games and at practice. "I know by the end of the year we should definitely have idea on what direction if we have a franchise quarterback on this roster right now, or do we have to go into the draft potentially and look for a franchise quarterback, or where do we go at the end of the season," Spielman said. "But if you dont have them in your building to get a fair assessment and true evaluation, this will give you a clearer picture of the direction you have to go at the end of the year." That they still dont know is one of the biggest reasons theyre in last place in the NFC North this season. Spielman has long been one of Ponders biggest backers in the organization, and he spoke confidently before the year began that the former 12th overall draft pick would break out in his third season. That hasnt happened. Ponder is completing just over 60 per cent of his passes with just two touchdowns and five interceptions on the season. He has looked skittish in the pocket and had difficulty making plays on third down to keep drives alive. "I understand outside the building theres not as much patience as there is inside the building because you know the development," Spielman said. "But the biggest thing we talked about was where Christian was more consistent toward the end of (last) season, we probably havent seen that same consistency through the first part of the season. "Now if he ends up being our starting quarterback and playing the rest of the games and you see him come on and see that he is playing consistently, then maybe he is the guy were going to go into the future with. " Freeman had a rough debut against the Giants, completing 37 per cent of his passes and looking completely unprepared to play. He missed last week with a concussion and Spielman said the team could still evaluate him at practice if hes not playing in games. "If Christian Ponder is playing the rest of the year and were winning games, Im totally fine with that," Spielman said. "Our goal is to win ball games and whatever we have to do to get this turned around to win games, were going to do." As patient as the organization appears to be with the coaching staff right now, Spielman did say the only way they will measure success going forward is by victories. He complimented Fraziers leadership and ability to keep the players focused during such a tough start. But in the end, wins and losses will likely make the decision. "Were not in this business not to win," Spielman said. "Its just expected. You expect to go out and win and you expect to go out and win every week and thats what this business is about, is getting wins." Cheap Bears Jerseys . The Nationals also swept the three-game series, their first sweep since June 8-10, 2010 when they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in a three-game set. 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WINSTON-SALEM, N. Kareem Martin Jersey .C. -- Mike Krzyzewski may have poured too much emotion into No. 4 Dukes trip to Wake Forest. The rest of the Blue Devils didnt seem to have enough. The Demon Deacons upset Duke 82-72 on Wednesday night after Coach K experienced enough dizziness and light-headedness to force him to kneel during a late timeout and skip his postgame news conference. Associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski -- who filled in for him -- says Krzyzewski has not been sick, is in good shape and expects to make a full recovery. "There was a great emotional investment in the game," Wojciechowski said, "and I think maybe the emotion got the better of him." The rest of the team might not have had that problem. Duke (23-7, 12-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) was playing for the first time in over a week -- after going 4-1 in an 11-day span before that -- and Wojciechowski says the Blue Devils simply werent prepared emotionally. After taking a late seven-point lead, Duke went without a field goal for 5 critical minutes while allowing the Demon Deacons (16-14, 6-11) to reel off 17 straight points and go up by double figures. "Im not sure that ... we were as prepared from an emotional standpoint," Wojciechowski said. "I dont know if our guys had the needed edge to compete against a Wake Forest team that played their hearts out." Tyler Cavanaugh scored a career-high 20 points, Travis McKie added 19 in his final scheduled home game and Codi Miller-McIntyre had 13 for the Demon Deacons. They followed one of their worst performances of the season -- a home loss to sub-.500 Boston College -- with one of their best. Their first win over Duke since 2009 also marked their biggest upset since they knocked off No. 2 Miami last February. "I couldnt picture a better ending," McKie said. "Everything was just perfect tonight. The fans were perfect. Me, being my last (home) game, everything we did was great." Jabari Parker scored 19 points and Rodney Hood added 16 for the Blue Devils, who missed six straight shots down the stretch and were just 6 of 27 from 3-point range while falling to 4-5 in ACC road games. Parkers dunk with just under 6 minutes left gave the Blue Devils their largest lead, 66-59, and by then, they appeared on their way to their ninth straight win in the series. Instead, thats when Wake Forest took command. "I knew we were going to win -- it was just one of those feelings that you get down the stretch," Miller-McIntyre said. "You could see it in all of my teammates eyes, that they werent ready to fall over." They didnt. After Devin Thomas and McKie hit two free throws each, Cavanaugh -- a sophomore backup forward -- became unstoppable. His left-handed jumper over Hood, who had four fouls, with 3 1/2 minutes left gave the Demon Deacons the lead for good at 67-66. After Miller-McIntyre hit a pretty crossover layup, Cavanaugh followed by sticking back Thomas miss to make it 71-66 with 2 1/2 minutes left. Coron Williams ended the run with a layup that was goaltended by Parker and made it 76-66 with 1:08 left. At the other end, Duke couldnt do anything right. A key 3-point attempt by Rasheed Sulaimon went halfway down before rimming out -- one of five 3-point attempts the Blue Devils missed during that untimely cold spell. And point guard Quinn Cook had a layup slammed hard off the backboard by Thomas. "All five guys were on the same page today," Thomas said. "We didnt let them get the 3s, because we know they live and die with the 3-ball." Sulaimon finished with 14 points for Duke, which had plenty of built-in excuses for perhaps taking the Demon Deacons lightly. Maybe they were rusty after not playing since a Feb. 25 rout of Virginia Tech. Maybe they were looking ahead to exacting revenge from North Carolina on Saturday night. Maybe they were overconfident after beating Wake Forest by 20 points last month at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Or maybe the Demon Deacons simply arent as bad as their record might indicate. "Heart. We played with heart," Cavanaugh said. "We know we can play with anyone." Williams and Arnaud William Adala Moto finished with 12 points each for Wake Forest, which led for all but about 3 minutes of the first half after holding Duke to one field goal in the first 7 1/2 minutes. They went up by eight points and responded to their only deficit of the half by reeling off the final seven points. Miller-McIntyres steal and layup just before the buzzer put the Demon Deacons up 36-33 -- just Dukes second halftime deficit of the season and first since the loss at Syracuse. "I thought they outfought us," Wojciechowski said. "This time of year, if youre not tough and youre not together for 40 minutes, it can be some very hard lessons." www.nflcardinalsus.com/Womens-Kareem-Martin-Authentic-Jersey/ . -- Marcus Smart had an off game and Oklahoma State lost in a rematch with Memphis. nflcardinalsus.com/Womens-Logan-Thomas-Authentic-Jersey/ . With only 11 players in uniform, just eight of which got into the game, the Raptors spoiled Bryants disappointing season debut just hours after Masai Ujiri pulled off a franchise-altering move.KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Taylor Vickermans third-period goal held up as the winner as the Tri-City Americans edged the Kamloops Blazers 2-1 in Western Hockey League action on Monday. Jessey Astles also scored for Tri-City (27-24-5). Matt Revel had the lone goal for Kamloops (11-41-5), who have now dropped 10 games in a row. Americans goalie Eric Comrie kicked aside 30 shots to pick up his 24th win of the season. Bolton Pouliot made 27 saves in the losing effort for the Blazers. --- WINTERHAWKS 8 COUGARS 4 PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. -- Chase Leo scored two goals and assisted on three others to lift Portland over Prince George. Taylor Leier had a goal and three assists, Paul Bittner and Garrett Haar had a goal and an assist apiece, and Keegan Iverson and Oliver Bjorkstrand also scored for the U.S. division-leading Winterhawks (39-12-5). Zach Pochiro scored two goals, and Marc McNulty and Brad Morrison added the others for the Cougars (24-27-7), who were outshot 50-32. Brendan Burke made 32 saves for Portland while Prince Georges Adam Beukeboom stopped 42 shots. --- ROYALS 3 GIANTS 2 VANCOUVER -- Travis Brown bbroke a 2-2 tie with a power-play goal late in the third period to lift the Royals over the Giants. Troy Niklas Womens Jersey. Logan Fisher and Austin Carroll also scored for the Royals (38-16-4), who are 8-0-2 in their last 10 games. Dominik Volek and Cain Franson replied for Vancouver (27-22-9), who dropped their third straight contest. Coleman Vollrath picked up his 18th win of the season for Victoria with 26 saves. Giants goaltender Jared Rathjen stopped 26 shots in defeat. --- ROCKETS 7 THUNDERBIRDS 3 KELOWNA, B.C. -- Tyrell Goulbourne scored two goals and added an assist to lead Kelowna over Seattle. Ryan Olsen and Myles Bell had a goal and an assist apiece for the Rockets (44-8-4), while Nick Merkley, Marek Tvrdon, and Colton Heffley also scored. Jordon Cooke stopped 27 shots. Alexander Delnov scored once and picked up an assist, and Jerret Smith and Ethan Bear rounded out the offence for the Thunderbirds (35-17-5). Seattles Taran Kozun started in net but was pulled after giving up four goals on 19 shots through 27:28. Danny Mumaugh stopped 17 of 20 shots in relief. (The Canadian Press) ' ' '
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