en

User blogs

  • Save this on Delicious
  • Buffer
DETROIT -- The Tigers have finalized their $2. Cheap Jerseys From China .5 million. one-year deal with right-handed reliever Joba Chamberlain. Chamberlain joins a retooled bullpen that also includes free agent acquisition Joe Nathan. The hard-throwing Chamberlain, whose slide has been inconsistent in recent years, was 2-1 with one save in 45 games and a career-high 4.93 ERA last season for the New York Yankees. Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski indicated Friday that the team may not make any more major moves this off-season. The Tigers traded slugger Prince Fielder for second baseman Ian Kinsler last month, and their lineup figures to have less power and more speed next year. Chamberlain missed almost the entire month of May last season because of a strained right oblique. He was limited to 49 games over the previous two years because of elbow and ankle operations. In additional to his base salary, Chamberlain can earn $500,000 in performance bonuses: $100,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55 games. He would get $75,000 if he makes the All-Star team. Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping . PAUL, Minn. Wholesale Jerseys . And thats the best thing the AFC North champions take with them into the post-season. Their next game will be at Paul Brown Stadium, where the Bengals are still perfect.TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs recalled forward Carter Ashton and goaltender Drew MacIntyre from their American Hockey League affiliate on Tuesday. Ashton, 23, has registered three assists and 19 penalty minutes in 31 games with the Maple Leafs this season. The six-foot-three 215-pound winger has also played 24 games with the Toronto Marlies this season, collecting 23 points (16-7) with 30 penalty minutes. Cheap nfl Jerseys. . MacIntyre, 30, has appeared in one game for the Maple Leafs, stopping 14 shots in a relief effort March 23 at New Jersey. The six-foot-one 190-pound goaltender has a record of 27-13-5 with the Marlies this season. MacIntyre has a 2.49 goals-against average, .918 save percentage and one shutout in 46 games played. ' ' ' 
SACRAMENTO, Calif. china jerseys . -- Sacramento Kings fans made it feel like old times. Then, so did Kobe Bryant. Bryants tying three-pointer with 4.8 seconds left in regulation forced overtime, and the Los Angeles Lakers regrouped to hand the Kings a 116-108 loss Wednesday night in what might have been the last game ever in Californias capital city. "I told Phil its fitting its going to end this way," Bryant said after sharing a laugh with Lakers coach Phil Jackson. When the final buzzer sounded, thousands of fans refused to leave their seats, doing everything they could to protest the franchises possible move to Anaheim. Some cried, others took pictures. But all cheered in one, booming voice: "Here we stay! Here we stay!" Feeling the vibrations from their locker-room, Kings players Tyreke Evans, Francisco Garcia, Marcus Thornton and Donte Greene returned to the floor. "No matter what happens," Garcia said, grabbing the microphone, "this is always going to be our home." For one, perhaps final night, it was. A standing-room only crowd packed things beyond the 17,317-seat capacity, clanking cow bells and roaring louder than they had in years. They brought handmade signs, painted their faces and cheered their loudest to will their beloved team back. And they nearly did. Instead, the Lakers pulled away in overtime to earn the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, setting up a first-round series against New Orleans. "I really feel for these fans," Jackson said. "Im sure its a sad, sad day for many." Thornton had 33 points and Evans added 19 to help the Kings outscore the Lakers 29-11 in the fourth quarter to rally from 20 points down. They went ahead by three until the final seconds, when Bryant delivered a shot to crush Sacramentos hopes yet again. Fans stood for almost the entire fourth quarter and overtime as the Kings nearly capped an improbable rally. Jason Thompsons dunk with 1:22 remaining in the fourth gave the Kings their first lead of the half, and it would be a brief one. After Bryants shot forced overtime, the Lakers easily controlled overtime. They sprinted out to a six-point lead and never trailed in the extra session. Afterward, the Kings dance team stood at halfcourt, hugging, crying, and saying goodbye. Others took the court to take pictures for the final time, and coach Paul Westphal tipped his hand to the crowd in thanks. "Were proud of the way we represented this city and this area," said Westphal, who got choked up in his post-game news conference. "We dont know if well continue doing that or playing somewhere else. We really felt it tonight. We know that through the ups and downs, these fans supported us. We think were ending one of those down times." Bryant finished with 36 points and Lamar Odom scored 22 for the Lakers, who played without injured centre Andrew Bynum. They hope to have him back for Game 1 on Sunday night against New Orleans. Leave it to the Lakers to deliver so much torment. When the Kings had an NBA-best 61 wins in the 2001-02 regular season, the Lakers eliminated them -- in an epic Game 7 in Sacramento, no less -- that started the long, hard fall for this franchise. The Kings failed to recover from the end of the Chris Webber-Vlade Divac days, attendance dwindled and their outdated arena continued to age. After years of political bickering and failed ballot measures to build a new arena, Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof started seeking other options. Now it seems the only thing stopping them from moving the franchise to Anaheim is a block by NBA owners. The Maloofs are scheduled to make a pitch at the NBA Board of Governors meeting that begins Thursday in New York. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson -- a former NBA all-star -- and Anaheim officials also will attend. The Maloofs have until Monday to officially file for permission to relocate, and a vote would likely come within weeks of that request. "This is my home," Evans told the crowd afterward. "I started my career in Sacramento, and Ill never forget the times we had." NOTES: The Kings played a video before the game to show the seasons highlights. ... Lakers centre Andrew Bynum (hypextended right knee) and reserves Matt Barnes (sore right knee) and Steve Blake (chicken pox) did not play. They will be re-evaluated this week along with Bynum. ... Extra security, including bomb-sniffing dogs, roamed the arena during the game. jerseys from china . Despite having knocked in seven runs in two days, the all-star shortstop was still in the video room dissecting his last at-bat, when he popped out and stranded an insurance runner on third base in the Rockies 9-7 come-from-behind win. Tulowitzki wasnt happy despite heading into the weekend with a . cheap jerseys from china . Krejci and Smith scored in the third period on Tuesday as the Bruins rallied for a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames. "It was a really tough first two periods," said Smith, who is now tied with Krejci and Milan Lucic for the team lead with three game-winning goals each.NEW YORK -- The game that will be talked about for years and years required 198 strokes, 30 points, and 21 minutes to decide. Entire sets have taken less. It might be easy to conclude that Novak Djokovic won his tense, topsy-turvy U.S. Open semifinal against Stanislas Wawrinka despite dropping that epic third game of the fifth set. The truth is that the 2011 champion emerged with a 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 victory in 4 hours, 9 minutes on Saturday at least in part because of the one that got away. "Even though I lost that game, I felt like, OK, hes getting a little bit more tired, and maybe this is my chance to step in," Djokovic said. "And thats what I (did)." The No. 1-seeded Djokovic will play No. 2 Rafael Nadal on Monday. Its their record 37th match against each other, their sixth Grand Slam final, and their third meeting for the championship at Flushing Meadows since 2010. Nadal was a 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-2 winner over No. 8 Richard Gasquet of France in Saturdays second semifinal, which was far less competitive than the first. Indeed, the tennis and theatrics at 1-all in the last set alone of Djokovic-Wawrinka were so compelling that the game was interrupted twice by standing ovations. By then, Wawrinkas strained right thigh had been taped after a medical timeout in the fourth set (he would be seized by cramps during his postmatch news conference). Still, he managed to erase five break points and navigate 12 deuces until finally delivering a 123 mph service winner to hold for a 2-1 edge. He stepped gingerly to the sideline, plopped down in his chair and smiled. That grin remained in place throughout the two-minute changeover. If the ninth-seeded Wawrinka was enjoying the moment, perhaps feeling a tad relieved, Djokovic was ever more determined. He responded by taking the next three games, propelling himself to a fourth consecutive title match at Flushing Meadows and fifth since 2007. "I was already quite tired," said Wawrinka, who won the same number of points in the match as Djokovic, 165. "I was already quite dead physically." During his on-court interview, Djokovic took the microphone and posed a question: "How long was that game?" He was told the answer, repeated it, then chuckled. "Well, I was thinking -- I guess everybody was thinking -- Whoever wins this game is going to win the match," the six-time major champion told the crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium. "After he won the game, I thought to myself, OK, I guess I have to fight against those odds." The current version of Djokovic, the one who recently published a book about diet and fitness, is nothing if not dogged, able to withstand even the most dire of circumstances. Its why he managed to set aside match points and come back to beat Roger Federer in the 2010 and 2011 U.S. Open semifinals. Its why he was able to beat Nadal in a 2012 Australian Open final that lasted nearly six hours. Its why he was able to win the longest Wimbledon semifinal in history. "At the end, he pushed me," Wawrinka said. "Pushed me far, far, far." Nothing quite that dramatic occurred when 12-time major champion Nadal played Gasquet, who was in his first Grand Slam semifinal since 2007. The most newsworthy moment of their match came right at the 1-hour mark, when Nadal let a forehand drift long to get broken and make it 2-all in the second set. That allowed Gasquet to become the first player to break Nadals serve in the entire tournament, ending a run of 73 holds. There were five other break points for Gasquet, but Nadal saved each while stretching his hard-court record in 2013 to 21-0. A year after missing the U.S. Open because of a bad left knee, Nadal is looking as fit and as impressive as ever. "I dont know if its a victory to (break) his serve. Im not sure about it. I think its better to win one set or more," said Gasquet, now 0-11 against Nadal. In the past, the U. cheap nfl jerseys from china. .S. Open was the only Grand Slam tournament to schedule the mens semifinals Saturday and the final Sunday, instead of having a day of rest in between. This year, the tournament scrapped that plan and built in an extra 24 hours. As it is, Djokovic said he "didnt find it very fair" that he needed to play at noon Saturday after finishing his quarterfinal at about 11 p.m. Thursday. Nadal and Gasquet played their quarterfinals Wednesday. "I didnt find any logic in that, to be honest," Djokovic said. "But, again, there are some other, I guess, influences that have more power than players, and this has to be changed." On Sunday, while Nadal and Djokovic rest and prepare, No. 1 Serena Williams will play No. 2 Victoria Azarenka for the womens championship. Its the first time both U.S. Open singles finals are 1-2 matchups since 1996. Nadal is 21-15 against Djokovic, but said when they play, it "becomes a very difficult match for both of us. Nadal said hed rather face a less-formidable foe, because wanting to play someone as good as Djokovic would be "stupid." Djokovic, meanwhile, called trying to beat Nadal "the biggest challenge that you can have in our sport now." Dealing with Djokovic and his sliding, arm-stretching defence is no day at the beach, either. Wearing white sunscreen slathered across his cheeks and nose on a sunny afternoon, Wawrinka produced a performance that was fairly similar to the net-rushing surprise he pulled off against defending champion Andy Murray in the quarterfinals. Wawrinka could sense jitters early from Djokovic, who acknowledged afterward he was nervous. That seemed odd, because Djokovic was playing in his 14th consecutive Grand Slam semifinal, the second-longest streak in history, and 21st overall. Wawrinka -- long in the shadow of Federer, his Swiss Olympic teammate and good friend -- was in his first. And yet it was Djokovic who double-faulted four times as part of his 14 unforced errors in the first set, while getting broken three times. Djokovic was fraying at the edges. He hit a ball in anger after losing a point, drawing jeers from the stands. He whacked his racket against each arm after a missed backhand return. He kept chatting with his coach, Marian Vajda, and eventually was cited by the chair umpire for a code violation (coaching is not allowed during matches; Djokovic admitted he deserved the warning). When a fan called out right before he netted a backhand, Djokovic raised an arm and yelled, "Shut up!" It didnt help matters that Wawrinka kept finding the mark with his booming serves, which reached 138 mph, his effective forehand and his sweet, one-handed backhand, to the tune of 57 winners, 19 more than Djokovic. "Today I had the feeling that when I was playing my best level, I was better than him," said Wawrinka, who entered the day 2-12 against Djokovic. "But hes not No. 1 for nothing. Thats why he won the match, because he always finds a solution." Slowly but surely Djokovic found ways to bother Wawrinka, in part by forcing more errors off his forehand wing, in part by serving better himself. Wawrinka began showing signs of mental and physical fatigue. There was the problem with his right leg. He swatted a ball toward the upper deck, earning a warning, and later was docked a point for spiking his racket, picking it up and bending it over his knee to completely wreck the frame. Wawrinka egged on fans to get louder and clap longer, soaking it all in -- and getting a bit of a chance to catch his breath. Djokovic at first seemed annoyed, before he, too, waved for more noise. Two games later, a sequence of errors by Wawrinka, capped by a weary backhand, let Djokovic break for a 3-2 lead. "I managed to stay tough and play well when I needed to," Djokovic said. "Thats something that definitely encourages me before the final." ' ' ' 
NASHVILLE -- The Dallas Stars youth movement is paying off quickly and might lead the club to an improbable playoff berth. Cheap Jerseys . Rookie Alex Chiasson scored two goals, and the Stars beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Friday night for their fourth straight win, despite trading away Jaromir Jagr, Derek Roy and Brenden Morrow before last weeks deadline. Ray Whitney had a power-play goal and an assist, and Erik Cole and Tom Wandell had a goal apiece. Vern Fiddler also had two assists for the Stars, who are ninth in the Western Conference -- two points behind eighth-place Detroit and the post-season cutoff. Dallas is tied in points with Phoenix and Columbus. "Leading up to the trade deadline, we certainly were the focus of a lot of attention," Dallas coach Glen Gulutzan said. "And obviously everyone knows what happened the last couple weeks. The guys have felt that people have written them off, and we havent liked that very much. We just keep playing for each other in that locker room." Richard Bachman stopped 26 shots and improved to 5-3. He started in place of Kari Lehtonen, who was scratched because of a lower body injury. Bachman said he will be ready if needed Saturday at home against San Jose. "This time of year, whether its back-to-back or three in three, you get yourself ready to play because its life or death for us right now," Bachman said. Taylor Beck and Bobby Butler scored for Nashville, which has lost five straight and eight of nine. Dallas also snapped a four-game skid against Nashville and avoided being swept this season by their future division rival. The Predators are trying to stay in the playoff race despite forwards Colin Wilson, Paul Gaustad and Gabriel Bourque already being set for season-ending operations. Mike Fisher and Brandon Yip also were scratched because of injuries. Nashville also gave goalie Pekka Rinne a break after he started 25 straight games, putting Chris Mason in net for the first time since Feb. 18. "Weve rode Pekka all the way here," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "We got three games in four nights, and trying to get Pekka a little bit of a breather." Nashville has missed the playoffs only once in the past eight seasons, back in 2008-09. All the injuries have resulted in several players being called up from the Milwaukee of the AHL. Predators captain Shea Weber sounded frustrated after the game and said everyone has to take care of himself. "I cant go around babysitting the other guys," said Weber, who had a 14-year, $110 million offer sheet from Philadelphia matched by Nashville last July. "Its a personal thing. At the end of the day, you have to look at yourself in the mirror and say you are playing your hardest and you are doing everything you can to help the team win." The Stars jumped on Nashville early, going up 1-0 when Coles slap shot out near the blue line beat Mason at 6:59 of the first period. The Stars scored on two of their first three shots. Whitney netted a power-play goal with a one-timer from the left side at 8:40. It could have been worse for the Predators, but Cole knocked the puck off the crossbar before Whitney whiffed on the rebound during Dallas second man advantage of the period. Nashville scored a power-play goal after Brenden Dillon went into the penalty box for interference at 17:54. Beck tapped the puck past Bachman at 18:42 after it went off Patric Hornqvists skate from the other side of the net. Dallas took control for good by scoring twice in the second. Wandell scored his first goal of the season on a tip-in at 2:28 for a 3-1 lead as the Stars caught Nashville on a line change. Nick Spaling just missed wide right before Chiasson scored from in front, beating Mason between the pads. Chiasson netted his second of the game and fifth of his career unassisted at 7:03 of the third. "Playing with those two guys makes it a lot easier on me," Chiasson said of Whitney and Jamie Benn. "Im just playing confident right now, thats for sure. Im just going day by day and seeing where it goes." Nashville outshot Dallas 28-18 and showed some fight as Butler scored from the left circle on a wrister that bounced in off the post at 12:12. The Predators thought they got closer but an official immediately waved off the would-be goal because Rich Clune kicked in the puck. NOTES: The Stars are 6-0 in Friday games. ... Stars LW Eric Nystrom played in his 400th career NHL game. ... Fiddler has two goals and seven assists in his last five games. ... Prospect Filip Forsberg, a trade-deadline pickup from Washington, is expected to play in the Predators final five games. ... Nashvilles Sergei Kostitsyn was given a major penalty and was ejected for boarding Stars RW Matt Fraser with 3:29 left. Gulutzan said Fraser was fine after the game. Cheap Jerseys From China . Portugal dominated the slow-paced game with striker Cristiano Ronaldo twice threatening to score. He shot just past the left post from a narrow angle in the 38th minute, and then forced goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to save his long-range free kick in the 69th. Cheap Jerseys China .ca! Mr. Fraser, In the Tampa Bay vs Washington game the fourth goal had to go to review.  During the replays, you could clearly see that Malone never made a kicking motion on the puck and was awarded the goal.HAMILTON, Ont. -- Another second-period collapse by the Hamilton Bulldogs ensured they would leave the weekend without a point in three games and their already faint playoff hopes made nearly impossible. David van der Gulik scored twice in just over three minutes of the second period as the Lake Erie Monsters handed the Bulldogs their third loss in as many days, 4-1 in the American Hockey League on Sunday. Hamilton head coach Sylvain Lefebvre was honest when asked to assess his teams situation. "At this point of the season, if you dont compete and you dont do it with desperate energy, you dont deserve to make the playoffs," he said. "Right now, weve dug ourselves a pretty big hole, and if weve stopped believing and weve quit, no ones going to benefit from that." Van der Gulik had three points, and Chad Hunwick and Michael Schumacher also scored for the Monsters (25-27-6). Calvin Pickard made 24 saves. Christian Thomas had the lone goal for the Bulldogs (25-28-5), who fell to last place in the AHLs Western Conference standings. They sit 11 points out of a playoff spot with just 18 games to play. Hamiltons Devan Dubnyk stopped 21 shots. Lefebvre sent a bold message to his players after losses on both Friday and Saturday, making captain and leading point scorer Martin St. Pierre a healthy scratch. "Im not happy with (St. Pierres) game," he said. "Ive been talking with him and sending him messages here and there. "Sometimes, as a coach, you have ways to get guys going, and hopefully he can rebound and get playing the way that he can." Two fighters who had met earlier this season renewed hostilities to open the game, as Hamiltons Nick Tarnasky and Lake Eries Guillaume Desbiens took part in a staged fight at the faceoff. Dubnyk looked confident in the early stages, twice denying the Monsters in close after giveaways by defender Morgan Ellis. His efforts kept Lake Erie off the scoreboard in the first period, and Hamiilton nearly opened the scoring just over 10 minutes in when Sven Andrighetto eluded coverage to slip into the low slot, but neither he nor Maxime Macenauer could get wrist shots past Pickard. Cheap Jerseys USA. Hamilton finally opened the scoring at 15:55 of the first when Andrighetto slipped a pass into the high slot that set up Thomas for a crushing slapshot over Pickards shoulder. The goal was a welcome sight for the rookie, who admitted that his production of just 19 points in 39 games has not met his expectations. "It was big, because I havent scored in a while," he said. "Ive been having a slow season so far, but hopefully that gives me some confidence for the rest of it." The Bulldogs looked to build on their lead in the second when they were awarded a penalty shot when a broken stick was used to interrupt play. Andrighetto was selected to take it, but he couldnt solve Pickard. The missed opportunity proved costly when Lake Erie went to a power play, and van der Gulik scored his first of the period to level the game at a goal apiece at 16:06. He scored again just 3:06 later, when Andrew Agozzino sent a centring pass into the high slot, and van der Gulik connected with a low, one-time shot that clipped inside Dubnyks far post. Lefebvre singled out Andrighettos missed penalty shot as a turning point in yet another discouraging second period for the Bulldogs. "Our second periods have been nowhere to be found this year," he said. "We gain momentum in the first period and then we come out in the second and were flat." The Monsters added insurance with second power-play goal as van der Gulik threaded a pass from the point to Hunwick at the left circle. He had plenty of time to work with, and beat Dubnyk with a wrist shot over the shoulder at 9:11 of the third period. Schumacher added a fourth Lake Erie goal when he stole the puck from a Hamilton defender and shot through Dubnyks pads at 13:45 of the third. ' ' ' 
CHARLOTTE, N. china jerseys .C. - Wendell Scott has been elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame as voters honoured the sports first black driver to win a race in whats now the Sprint Cup series. Also honoured Wednesday were one of NASCARs most popular champions, Bill Elliott, along with two-time series champ Joe Weatherly, 1960 champion Rex White and 26-time race winner Fred Lorenzen. Scott competed in NASCARs top series from 1961-73. He won his only race at Speedway Park in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1963, winning the 100-mile feature after starting 15th. Scott started 495 Sprint Cup events and had a 147 top 10 finishes. Elliott was the 1988 Sprint Cup champion and his 44 race victories rank 16th in NASCAR history. Series matriarch Anne Bledsoe France was honoured with the inaugural Landmark Award. jerseys from china . Eric Hosmer added an RBI single for the Royals, who were able to earn a split in the series and won for only the second time in their last eight games overall. Luke Hochevar (4-6) worked seven effective innings, allowing two runs on six hits to pick up his first win since defeating Minnesota on May 1. cheap jerseys from china . - San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley will be out at least two weeks because of a calf strain, giving manager Bud Black an opportunity to look at a handful of other options.SAN FRANCISCO -- Gregor Blanco supplied the speed. Hunter Pence, Michael Morse and Brandon Crawford provided the pop. And on a warm, windless afternoon along the bay, AT&T Park played awfully small for the Giants. Pence, Morse and Crawford homered as Blanco accomplished a rare feat on the bases, powering San Francisco past the Atlanta Braves 10-4 on Wednesday. "Its always fun to score a lot of runs," Crawford said. Blanco became the fourth player for San Francisco to steal three bases and score three runs in a game. Bobby Bonds, Kevin Mitchell and Darren Lewis are the others. "He wreaked havoc," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. Blanco, best known for his defence during the 2012 World Series, had struggled most of the season. But with centre fielder Angel Pagan given a day off to rest his sore right knee, Blanco got back to doing what he does best: getting on base and being aggressive. "Thats the kind of player I am. Thats how I can be every single day," said Blanco, who singled and walked twice from the leadoff spot. "I just was out of my game a little bit and I just reminded myself, This is who you are. This is the kind of player you should be." The scoring surge gave Madison Bumgarner (5-3) more than enough room for error. Bumgarner allowed four runs and five hits in five innings, striking out five and walking one. Three relievers kept the Braves scoreless over the final four innings as the Giants continued to dominate the matchup of NL division leaders. San Francisco finished 5-1 against Atlanta this season. "The offence picked me up today big time," Bumgarner said. Julio Teheran (2-3) lasted only 3 1-3 innings for the Braves. He gave up five runs -- four earned -- and seven hits in his second loss to the Giants this season. "I had a hard time with my grip here and in Los Angeles," Teheran said. "I was trying to find a way to get through it. Its not an excuse. Its this type of weather. I had a hard time." The Giants totalled 15 hits and six walks in an all-around display of offence. Pence finished with four hits and three RBIs, Crawford collected threee hits and three RBIs, and Morse tied the injured Brandon Belt for the team lead with nine home runs. cheap nfl jerseys from china. Freddie Freeman and Chris Johnson hit RBI doubles to give the Braves a 2-0 lead in the first. The Giants responded in the bottom half, scoring three runs, sending nine batters to the plate and forcing Teheran to throw 41 pitches. Blanco extended San Franciscos lead to 4-2 when he walked leading off the second, stole second and third and scored after catcher Evan Gattis sailed his throw to third into left field. The Braves had three extra-base hits in a two-run fourth capped by Andrelton Simmons tying two-out triple just past the glove of a diving Blanco in right-centre. In the fifth, the Braves landed on the wrong side of the transfer rule, which has come under increased scrutiny this season with baseballs expanded replay. Second base umpire Ron Kulpa called out Tyler Pastornicky on a forceout, though Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez argued that Brandon Hicks never closed his glove before dropping the ball as he tried to throw to first for a double play. "If I had to do it over, I could have asked that (the umpires) get together and ask for help. Maybe someone saw it differently," Gonzalez said. Blanco added to his big day in the fifth with an RBI single off Alex Wood, then stole second and scored on Pences two-out single. Morse stretched San Franciscos lead to 8-4, and Crawford added a two-run homer with the 66th "splash hit" in Giants history into McCovey Cove in the eighth. "I dont think there were any cheap homers," Pence said. NOTES: Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval left the game in the sixth with a sore left big toe. He is expected to be in the lineup Thursday, Bochy said. ... Braves CF B.J. Upton was ejected in the sixth after arguing with home plate umpire Lance Barrett following his third strikeout. ... Braves RF Jason Heyward had the day off. ... RHP Matt Cain (0-3, 4.25 ERA) starts for the Giants on Thursday in the opener of a four-game series against the Marlins. ... The Braves are off Thursday before beginning a three-game series at St. Louis on Friday. ' ' ' 
INVERCARGILL, New Zealand -- Argentina scored four tries in the first 30 minutes to overwhelm Romania 43-8 on Saturday, showing plenty of the attacking flair lacking in its opening loss to England. cheap jerseys from china . In the last of three World Cup matches played at Rugby Park Stadium, New Zealands southernmost city turned on its best spring weather -- sunny but cool -- and its most vocal crowd highlighted by singing, chanting South Americans enjoying the Pumas win. Argentina dominated the setpiece and breakdown despite losing to England 13-9 last weekend. The Pumas pack again dominated against Romania, but this time the backline unleashed some potent attack to lead 26-8 by halftime. Santiago Fernandez, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Juan Figallo and Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, voted man of the match, scored the first-half tries, converting Argentinas glut of possession into a substantial lead. In the second half, replacements Juan Jose Imhoff and Genaro Fessia added Argentinas fifth and sixth tries. Centre Martin Rodriguez kicked five conversions and a penalty for 13 points. Winger Iionel Cazan scored the lone try for Romania, while Tiberius Dimofte kicked a penalty. Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, standing in for injured Argentina skipper Felipe Contepomi, said the performance was "patchy" at times, but he was still pleased with the mental boost it will provide. "The idea was to have a good game for us, to have a win, but also to have a game plan that gave us confidence," Fernandez Lobbe said. He thought there was room for improvement ahead of Argentinas next match Sept. 25 against Scotland. "I thought sometimes we went away from our game plan and we tried to throw the ball around without doing the basics well, and it got a little bit messy," he said. "But when we got back to our system it was a good, good performance." Santiago Fernandez agreed that Argentina was not consistent. "I think we played very well for 30 minutes, then the team got very disorganized," he said. "It was important for us to win this way after losing our first match." Argentina coach Santiago Phelan was asked whether it was the best performance by the team since he became coach in March 2008. "Not the best, not the worst, but a very important game," he said. "We needed a good score." "Its important that Argentina scored many points which is something we havent done for some time. " Romania, which lost 34-24 to Scotland in its first Pool B match, should have known they were in for a rough afternoon when Legiuzamon ran straight over Florin Surugui, knocking the Romanian scrumhalf onto his back, as he barged over in the eighth minute for the Pumas second try. It wasnt pretty for the rest of the half, either, with Romania forced to make 62 tackles against Argentinas 20. For the match, it was 127 to 56. And Romania missed 23 tackles in the match trying to stop the relentlessly running Argentinians, much to the delight of the Argentinian fans in the crowd, some wearing large puma heads and blue-dyed wigs. The Romanians werent helped when prop Mihaita Lazar was yellow carded in the 54th minute, giving Argentina a one-man advantage for 10 minutes in the second half. With the match all but decided by halftime, both teams made ample use of the reserves bench. Argentina brought in all seven, while Romanias replacement hooker Bogdan Zebega Suman was the only player from the losing side not to make the field. For Argentina, hooker Mario Ledesma set a national World Cup record by playing his 15th match. The 38-year-old Ledesma, who previously shared the record with Agustin Pichot and Contepomi, was one of those replaced after halftime. Forwards Cristian Petre and Ovidiu Tonita played their 10th Rugby World Cup matches, joining only three other Romanians to reach double figures. Romania coach Romeo Gontineac holds the record with 14. "We cant be happy with that match, especially the first half," said Gontineac. "We were not in the game. We were not there ... when you have to defend all the time." Scotland also started quickly against Romania, scoring two early tries, before Romania took the lead late in the game. On Saturday, the Romanians had their usual early problems but never looked in the match. "Its a collective problem," he said. "Its true, we started badly against Scotland and we started badly against Argentina. Its up to us to be aggressive." The only positives that Gontineac could see: Cazans "nice try" and "we defended very well in the second half, despite being down a man for a time." ------ Scores: Argentina 43 (Santiago Fernandez, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Juan Figalo, Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, Juan Jose Imhoff, Genaro Fessia tries; Rodriguez 5 conversions, penalty), Romania 8 (Ionel Cazan try; Tiberius Ionut Dimofte penalty). HT: 26-8. cheap jerseys . Love scored 13 of his game-high 30 points in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the Phoenix Suns 127-124. wholesale jerseys . Westgarth has posted four penalty minutes and a minus-2 rating in 12 games with the Hurricanes this season. He is a veteran of five NHL seasons, appearing in 133 career games with the Hurricanes amd Los Angeles Kings, scoring three goals and six assists.U.S. athletes claimed all three spots on the podium in the inaugural Olympic mens ski slopestyle event on Thursday in Sochi, led by gold-medal winner Joss Christensen. Gus Kenworthy finished second to takee the silver medal, while Nicholas Goepper grabbed the bronze. cheap nfl jerseys. The lone Canadian in the field, Alex Beaulieu-Marchand of Cap-Rouge, Que., finished last out of the 12 finalists. ' ' ' 
CLEVELAND - The agent for Browns free agent safety T. Fabian Johnson USA Jersey .J. Ward says the Pro Bowler remains hopeful of signing a long-term deal with the team. Ward is eligible to hit the open market next week. His agent, Josh Arnold, said in a statement Tuesday that he began "detailed contract discussions" with "multiple" Browns executives at the NFL combine in Indianapolis last month and that the talks have continued. However, the sides have not yet reached an agreement. Ward is coming off his best season as a pro. On Monday, the Browns placed their transition tag on centre Alex Mack and not Ward, who started all 16 games and made a career-high 129 tackles with two interceptions last season. Arnold said he and Ward "remain open to further discussions with the Browns." The Browns drafted Ward in the second round in 2010. Brad Davis USA Jersey . While the 23-year-olds progress had some teammates saying he was looking pretty good, Stamkos offered a more tempered approach to his return. "I dont feel where I need to be in order to play a game yet, but its getting there," he told reporters after practice at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Nick Rimando USA Jersey . They blew it. Nick Bjugstad scored in a shootout and Tim Thomas denied Detroit three times in one-on-one duels, lifting the Florida Panthers to a 5-4 win over the Red Wings on Sunday night after trailing by two goals twice in regulation.SEOUL, South Korea -- A news report says North Korea wants to co-host the 2018 Winter Olympics with South Korea. Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday that North Korean International Olympic Committee member Chang Ung expressed hope for the divided Koreas to hold the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics together. Pyeongchang is in northeast South Korea neear the demilitarized zone that separates the two nations. Chris Wondolowski USA Jersey. Chang was also quoted as saying military and political tensions between the Koreas should ease or else they may influence the Olympics. The head of South Koreas main opposition party said earlier this week he may allow North Korea to co-host the 2018 Olympics. ' ' ' 
TORONTO -- Catcher J. cheap jerseys from china .P. Arencibia was non-tendered by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night, making him a free agent. The move comes hours after Toronto signed free agent catcher Dioner Navarro to a two-year deal worth US$8 million. Arencibia had a .194 batting average last season with 21 home runs and 55 RBIs. The 27-year-old struck out 148 times in 2013, 15th most in Major League Baseball. Navarro hit .300 with a career-high 13 home runs in 89 games for the Chicago Cubs last season. He also had 34 runs batted in. The Blue Jays also tendered contracts to centre-fielder Colby Rasmus, all-star left-handed pitcher Brett Cecil and right-handed pitcher Esmil Rogers. All three are arbitration eligible players. Rasmus hit .276 with 22 homers and 66 RBIs. He was also named the Blue Jays Wilson Defensive Player of the Year in 2013. Cecil had a 5-1 record in 60 appearances as a relief pitcher. He had a 2.82 earned-run average with 70 strikeouts and one save. Rogers began the season in Torontos bullpen, but then started 20 games as the Blue Jays rotation was riddled with injuries. He earned a 5-9 record over 44 games, striking out 96 with a 4.77 ERA. wholesale jerseys . Dullahan blazed four furlongs in 45.97 seconds Sunday morning at Belmont Park. A fast workout usually indicates a horse is in top shape. "He looked like he was galloping, and then we got back to the barn he recovered quickly," said Romans, who won the 2011 Preakness with Shackleford. cheap nfl jerseys . The good saw the Maple Leafs pick up at least a point for the 14th time in the past 16 games (11-2-3), the bad saw opportunity to draw even with a division rival foiled on yet another blown third period lead. Rather than depart the grand old city of Montreal with a share of second place in the Atlantic division, Toronto heads home three points back of their Original-Six rival with an eye on what went well and what mightve been.Huvr into the Future A clever video featuring a floating skateboard featuring Christopher Lloyd, Tony Hawk, Terrell Owens, Schoolboy Q and many others, boasting the "future is here". Apparently, the brainchild of a "summer project in 2010 at the MIT Physics Graduate Program" (according to the site http://huvrtech.com/about.html), it feels like a clever campaign from Nike which will release the "Back to the Future II" shoes with power laces in 2015. Made By Kobe When hes not making baskets, hes making something. Kobe Bryant, perhaps inspired by Kanye Wests desire to make products, has put his name on it. Well, logo. A collection of products #madebykobe, a piano, a pen, beef and a light bulb. wholesale nfl jerseys. . Stop Calling Me Shirley! Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Robert Hays are back in Airplane! Flying somewhere over Wisconsin, Shirley loves Wisconsins summers and his name is not Roger, its Kareem. That Time A Motorbike Ate A Dudes Leg Ivan Tedesco got his leg caught between Tevin Tapias fender and tire right out of the gate of the Monster Energy Supercross in Atlanta. Do You Even Lift, Bro? Bill Belichick wears his infamous hoodie at the gym. The reclusive New England Patriots Head Coach doesnt mind taking photos for his girlfriends Linda Hollidays instagram account or be seen in public with his infamous grey hoodie. ' ' ' 
SARASOTA, Fla. cheap jerseys . -- Desmond Jennings hit three home runs, including a grand slam, to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to an 8-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Jennings connected twice off left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and added a solo shot off reliever Kevin Gregg in the seventh. He finished with six RBIs. Before Sunday, Jennings had no homers and one RBI in 42 at-bats. Jennings hit a tape-measure shot off Chen in the third to give the Rays a 2-1 lead, and homered again in the fourth after the Rays loaded the bases on Jose Molinas double, a walk to Matt Joyce and an error by Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy. Chen gave up seven runs, three earned. Baltimore got two homers from Hardy and one apiece from Nick Johnson and Nick Markakis. wholesale jerseys . You may have a similar story. But maybe... Just maybe. cheap jerseys from china . - San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley will be out at least two weeks because of a calf strain, giving manager Bud Black an opportunity to look at a handful of other options.Well, the score is love for Novak Djokovic. The No. 1-ranked tennis player and six-time major champion is engaged to long-time girlfriend Jelena Ristic, according to his Twitter account. On Wednesday, Djokovic tweeted a photo of Ristic kissing him on the cheek and wrote: "Meet my fiance and future wife.&qquot; After a smiley face, he continued: "So happy! Thank you for wonderful wishes" This is the 26-year-old Serbs 100th week at No. cheap nfl jerseys. 1 in the ATP rankings. He won the Australian Open in January, then was the runner-up at Wimbledon in July, and at the U.S. Open this month. ' ' ' 
PSV Eindhovens dismal season reached a new low on Thursday by losing 1-0 at home to Chornomorets Odesa to become the biggest name to crash out of the Europa League. cheap jerseys . However, English Premier League side Swansea survived a defeat to St. Gallen to advance to the last 32, joining Chornomorets, NK Maribor and Maccabi Tel Aviv in reaching the knockout stage after the final round of group matches. Two more places were up for grabs in the late kickoffs, with Dynamo Kyiv needing at least a draw against Rapid Vienna to progress from Group G. PSV is a former European champion and winner of the UEFA Cup -- the pre-cursor to the Europa League -- but has fallen on hard times and is languishing in 10th place in the Netherlands Eredivisie after Saturdays 6-2 humbling by Vitesse Arnhem. Phillip Cocus side has also exited the Dutch Cup and is now out of Europe thanks to Franck Dja Djedjes 59th-minute goal for Chornomorets, which plays in Ukraine. PSV is without a victory in more than two months. Chornomorets qualified from Group B with Ludogorets Razgrad. Swansea lost 1-0 at St. Gallen, with Marco Mathys scoring the winner, but advanced as the runner-up in Group A because Kuban Krasnodar only drew 1-1 at Valencia, which had already sealed top spot. England will have two teams in the last 32 because Tottenham has already qualified, but Wigan failed to join them after losing 2-1 at Maribor, which climbed to second place in Group D above Zulte Wagerem on goal difference. Zulte lost 2-0 at home to Rubin Kazan. Maccabi Tel Aviv sealed runner-up spot in Group F courtesy of a 1-0 home win over Bordeaux. Fiorentina went through as the unbeaten Group F winner after a 2-1 win against FC Dnipro. Juventus, Ajax, Benfica, Napoli, Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Viktoria Plzen and Basel dropped down into the Europa League after finishing third in their Champions League groups. The draw for the 32 takes place on Monday. wholesale jerseys . Right-hander Ricky Nolasco and the Twins agreed to terms on a free-agent contract Wednesday, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. wholesale nfl jerseys . On Wednesday, the two teams will get together in Dallas to play the game that was postponed due to a scary incident involving Stars forward Rich Peverley.SAN FRANCISCO - Melky Cabrera broke a record held by Willie Mays. His manager compared him to Tony Gwynn. Thats the kind of memorable May it has been for the San Francisco Giants newest stars. Cabrera got his 50th hit of the month to spark the go-ahead rally and Buster Posey drove in a pair of runs to lead the Giants to a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. "Ive never seen anything like it," teammate Ryan Theriot said. "He hits the ball hard, hes getting a hit. He doesnt hit the ball hard, hes getting a hit. Its awesome. It couldnt happen to a better guy." Posey drove in Cabrera with an RBI double in the sixth inning to tie the game and followed Cabreras single in the eighth with a sacrifice fly that scored Theriot to make it 2-1 and help the Giants win for the 12th time in 18 games. Cabrera finished with three hits to pass Mays for the most ever in May by a San Francisco player and the second most in any month — one shy of the record set by Randy Winn in September 2005. The Giants have one game left this month. "Im very happy I was able to equal a record of Willie Mays and maybe one day be a Willie Mays myself," Cabrera said through an interpreter. Theriot started the winning rally by drawing a leadoff walk from Bryan Shaw (1-3), who had not allowed an earned run in his first 10 road outings of the season. Cabrera followed with a single to right that sent Theriot to third and Posey hit a sacrifice fly to deep right to give the Giants the lead. San Francisco added an insurance run on Joaquin Arias forceout. Ryan Vogelsong allowed one run in seven innings but got a no-decision for San Francisco. Clay Hensley (2-3) pitched a perfect eighth for the win and Santiago Casilla got three outs for his 14th save in 15 chances. Cabrera, acquired in an off-season deal from Kansas City for lefty Jonathan Sanchez, leads the majors with 77 hits and 25 multihit contests just 50 games into the season. "He reminds me of Tony Gwynn," said manager Bruce Bochy, Gwynns former skipper in San Diego. "Thats the type of hitter he is. He takes what they give him. He doesnt try to do too much up there. He has a calmness. He doesnt pannic even with two strikes. cheap jerseys from china. Hes just a great hitter." Cabrera scored the Giants first run after reaching on a swinging bunt with one out in the sixth against Joe Saunders. "Hes in a different dimension right now," Saunders said. "You just keep making your pitches and hopefully he hits it at somebody." He scored on Poseys double but the Giants couldnt get any more despite loading the bases with one out. Brad Ziegler relieved and got Arias hit into a 1-2-3 double play to keep the score tied at 1. The Diamondbacks struck first when Chris Young walked with one out in the second, moved up on a wild pitch and scored on Josh Bells single to centre field. They missed a chance to expand the lead after loading the bases with one out in the fourth. Vogelsong recovered to get Bell on a foul popup and John McDonald on an inning-ending groundout. The Giants failed to capitalize on their bases-loaded chance in the bottom half as Saunders struck out Arias to strand three runners. Vogelsong escaped a second-and-third, no-out jam in the sixth by getting Paul Goldschmidt and Bell to ground out and then striking out Saunders after an intentional walk loaded the bases. Vogelsong allowed one run and six hits in seven innings, striking out eight. "Look, we had our opportunities to beat him and we let it go," manager Kirk Gibson said. "Its as simple as that. Not to take anything away from him, but were much better than this." NOTES: The Giants have no homers in their last eight home games and a major league-low six in 24 home games this season. ... Arizona SS Willie Bloomquist was scratched from the original lineup as a precaution because of soreness in his hamstrings. McDonald took his place in the field and Aaron Hill moved up to leadoff. ... Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval (broken left hamate bone) felt good after 30 swings of BP left-handed and fielding grounders. He does not know when hell be able to start hitting right-handed again. ... San Franciscos Tim Lincecum (2-5) pitches against Ian Kennedy (3-5) for the fourth time the past two seasons in the series finale Wednesday, with the Diamondbacks winning the last two meetings. ' ' ' 
Two of Canadas rising tennis stars are back in the spotlight tonight on TSN2 and TSN. wholesale nfl jerseys .ca, as Montreals Eugenie Bouchard and Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver take part in second round action at the Australian Open. Bouchard takes on Virginie Razzano of France in a match that can be seen live on TSN2. It is the third scheduled match on Court 2 tonight. Pospisil goes up against Australias Matthew Ebden under the lights on Rod Laver Arena overnight on TSN.ca. You can also watch live streaming coverage now on TSN.ca. Bouchard, the 30th seed, scored a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Chen Tang Hao in her opening round. Pospisil, who is seeded 28th, eliminated Australias Sam Groth with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win. He overcame 16 aces from his opponent, firing six of his own and breaking on four of 10 chances. He scored 31 winners and 17 unforced errors. Three Canadians are in the second round of the seasons first grand slam with Bouchard, Pospisil and Thornhill, Ontarios Milos Raonic all advancing over the last couple of days. Raonic defeated Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver 7-6(2), 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 in his opening round match and will next take on Romanian Victor Hanescu. cheap jerseys from china . -- Andre Drummond was drafted to shore up Detroits interior defence -- and the Cleveland Cavaliers found out just how active the young big man can be around the basket. wholesale jerseys . The 34-year-old from Pilot Mound, Man., won gold in 2000, 2004 and 2007. Collins also played at the world championships in 2005 and 2008 when Canada won silver.ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills have signed receiver Derek Session, an undrafted rookie free agent out of Maine. To make room on their roster, the Bills released rookie free agent offensive lineman Paul Madsen. Session is familiar to the Bills after he participated in the teams rookie minicamp earlier this month on a tryout basis. Listedd at 6-foot-1 and 225 pounds, Session had 132 catches for 1,364 yards and five touchdowns in 48 career games with the Black Bears. cheap nfl jerseys. The Bills also on Wednesday unveiled their 15-day training camp schedule at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford. The team will open camp on July 26 and close with a night practice on Aug. 14. ' ' ' 
Pages: «« « ... 6 7 8 9 10 ... » »»
  • Save this on Delicious
  • Buffer

OnLine

Friends OnLine

No Title

News

Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq: sources

A Hezbollah commander has died during a mission in Iraq, sources familiar with the incident said on Wednesday, indicating the Lebanese group that is already fighting in Syria's civil war may be involv

Israeli strikes hit UN school, Gaza shopping area

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City Wednesday, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with war refugees in the deadli

3 long-time Putin cronies hit with EU sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) — An official European Union document shows three long-time Putin cronies are among eight people who have been hit with new EU sanctions.

AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the f

Deep-Sea 'Octomom' Guards Eggs for Record 4.5 Years

A real-life Octomom off the coast of California has been declared a champion of parenting — and patience — in the animal world. After the deep-sea creature laid a clutch of eggs, she protected her b

Taking Sid Meier's 'Civilization' Beyond Earth (Op-Ed)

Will Miller and David McDonough are the lead designers for Sid Meier s Civilization: Beyond Earth. They contributed this article to Space.com s Expert Voices: Op-Ed Insights. When we were asked to

Ex-Blackwater guard testifies against colleagues

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Blackwater security guard said Wednesday that he decided to tell the truth about his role in the shootings of 32 Iraqis because he wants to move on with his life, even thoug

Iran says Egypt dragging its feet on allowing aid to Gaza

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran criticized Egypt on Wednesday for delays in issuing permits to bring in aid to Gaza and to transport wounded women and children out of the area for medical treatment. Egypt's mi

NASA's Mars rover sets off-Earth, off-road distance record

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NASA s decade-old Mars rover Opportunity has set a new off-Earth, off-road distance record, logging just over 25 miles (40 km) on the surface of the Red Planet

New Wrinkle? Ancient Earth Got a 'Face-lift,' Study Suggests

Earth got a face-lift early in its history, wiping out most of its original crust, according to a new model of the ancient barrage of asteroids called the Late Heavy Bombardment. The surface of the

 
FOLLOW US: