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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Japans Kanako Murakami took gold in the womens competition at the Four Continents after a brilliant performance in the free skate on Saturday despite a lingering ankle injury. Odell Beckham Jr Giants Jersey . Murakami finished 10 points above Satoko Miyahara, also from Japan, whose free skate performance vaulted her from fourth to second overall. Despite a sore ankle hindering her practice, the 19-year-old Murakami hit a triple toe-triple toe combination, triple lutz and triple flip-double toe for her first gold at an international championship event. Ahead of her first Winter Olympics next month, Murakami earned a segment score of 132.18 and overall total of 196.91. "I was anxious the whole time because of my leg," Murakami said. "But I was able to relax when my performance started." Making her Four Continents debut, the 15-year-old Miyahara produced a stellar performance which included a triple lutz-triple toe and double axel-double toe combinations for 126.26 in the free skate and a total of 186.53. "I know this will be a great start for the next season," Miyahara said. Li Zijun of China took bronze, ahead of Haruka Imai of Japan and Courtney Hicks of the United States in fourth and fifth respectively. The 17-year-old Li enjoyed a season best of 118.72 for a total 181.56 with a triple flip-double toe and double axel-triple toe combinations. Imai dropped from third in the short program to sixth in the free skate with 112.68. Hicks produced a solid effort that earned her 113.63 and fourth in the free skate.nflgiantsus.com/Womens-Phil-McConkey-Authentic-Jersey/ . Millers goal on a penalty kick in the 58th minute gave the Whitecaps a 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. http://www.nflgiantsus.com/Elite-Weston-Richburg-Womens-Jersey-New-York-Giants-60-Road-White-Nike-NFL-28.html . PSG could have clinched the title this weekend if Monaco lost and it won on Sunday at Lyon. For now, Monaco pulled within 10 points of the leader. Emmanuel Riviere chased a through ball from Jeremy Toulalan to score with a sliding effort in the 55th minute.MALMO, Sweden - Second-ranked Henrik Stenson shot an 8-under 64 to share the third-round lead with Englands Eddie Pepperell at the Nordea Masters on Saturday. Stenson had seven birdies along with an eagle on the seventh hole and a lone bogey, leaving the Swede at 13-under 203 on PGA Sweden Nationals Lakes Course. Pepperell shot a 65 that included eight birdies and one bogey. Stenson is winless this year after sweeping the European Tours Race to Dubai and PGA Tours FedEx Cup last season. "It would be huge to win at home in Sweden. I havent done that before so its something I really want to do. Ive got a good chance, but theres a long way to go," Stenson said. The highlight off the day was his 155-yard eight iron on the seventh hole. Andre Williams Jersey. "It was an awesome shot. I hit a lot of good iron shots last year, but none that went in so it was about time," Stenson said. Pepperell said he was excited to be sharing the lead with Stenson coming into the final day. "Henrik is one of the best players in the world, hes in fine form and it is his home country," the Englishman said. "I couldnt ask for much more really from a final round." Scotsman Stephen Gallagher (65) and Alvaro Quiros of Spain (66) were one stroke behind heading into the last day, while fifth-place Frances Victor Dubuisson shot a 67 for an 11-under total. ' ' '
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DETROIT -- Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is suing the NFL and helmet maker Riddell after concussion problems helped cut short his career.cheap jerseys from china . The lawsuit was filed in Wayne County Circuit Court on Tuesday. It alleges the league has been aware of evidence of mild traumatic brain injuries and the risk for its players for years, but "deliberately ignored and actively concealed" the information. It also accuses Riddell of making defective helmets and failing to inform the players of the long-term effects of concussions. "The NFL, like the sport of boxing, was aware of the health risks associated with repetitive blows producing sub-concussive and concussive results and the fact that some members of the NFL players population were at significant risk of developing long-term brain damage and cognitive decline as a result," the lawsuit reads. "Despite its knowledge and controlling role in governing player conduct on and off the field, the NFL turned a blind eye to the risk and failed to warn and/or impose safety regulations governing this health and safety problem." A message was left Wednesday seeking comment from the NFL. Riddell spokeswoman Erin Griffin declined comment Wednesday night. The Detroit Free Press was the first to report on the lawsuit. Bests suit comes just days before the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl on Sunday. It also comes on the heels of a ruling by a federal judge that calls into question the viability of a proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims. U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody denied preliminary approval of the plan because shes worried the money for 20,000 retired players could run out sooner than expected. She also raised concerns two weeks ago that anyone who gets concussion damages from the NFL would be barred from suing the NCAA or other amateur football leagues. Best was selected by the Lions in the first round of the 2010 draft and accounted for 1,000-plus yards and six touchdowns as a rookie. But he was limited to six games during the 2011 season after what he said was the third concussion of his football career. He was cut by Detroit in July. Best also had a scary fall when he was a college player at California that knocked him out and sent him to the hospital with a concussion and sore back. Best, who turns 25 on Thursday, is seeking compensatory and punitive damages from the NFL and Riddell, to go along with economic and non-economic damages. "Unfortunately, with these types of injuries, as has been documented, the long-term effects of the injuries to the brain may not manifest themselves for a number of years," Bret Schnitzer, Bests attorney, said in an email to The Associated Press. "Jahvid obviously had some manifestation of concussion syndrome, which is well documented in the media. But in terms of the full extent of the injury to the brain, as we can see from other players and from the science, that cant always be determined in a 25-year-old." Schnitzer declined to make Best available for an interview. "He was disabled from playing football due to the concussions. Thats all Im really going to indicate in terms of his condition at this time," Schnitzer said in an email. "Itll develop through the litigation." http://www.cheapjerseyfromchina.us.com/ . Of all the names out there who could realistically be dealt by Wednesdays deadline, Ryan Kesler remains No. 1 on the most desired list. And while were not sure if theyre any closer to a deal, we now have a defined price. cheap jerseys . -- Down to 10 men and behind on the scoreboard, Toronto FC displayed its perseverance.SPOKANE, Wash. - Corbin Boes stopped 30 shots as the Portland Winterhawks extended their win streak to 21 games by downing the host Spokane Chiefs 2-0 on Friday in Western Hockey League action. Alex Schoenborn opened the scoring for the Winterhawks (47-12-5), who havent lost since dropping a 3-2 shootout decision to the Victoria Royals on Jan. 10, and Chase De Leo added an insurance goal in the second period. Portlands Nicolas Petan had his 16-game point streak snapped in the win, as did Oliver Bjorkstrand, who entered the game with at least one point in 14 straight contests. Defenceman Matt Sozanski was caught on the ice for both goals against while Eric Williams stopped 20-of-22 shots for the Chiefs (36-22-6). --- WARRIORS 5 HURRICANES 2 MOOSE JAW, Mich. -- Justin Paulic made 24 saves as the Warriors handed Lethbridge its eighth loss in a row. Colton McCarthy and Jack Rodewald each had a goal and an assist for Moose Jaw (17-38-9) while Miles Warkentine, Sam Fioretti and Alexey Slepstov added the others. Tyler Bell and Taylor Cooper supplied the scoring for the Hurricanes (12-49-5). Lethbridges Teagan Sacher stopped 27-of-32 shots in a losing cause. --- PATS 4 BRONCOS 3 (OT) REGINA -- Connor Gay scored twice, including 4:13 into extra time as the Pats came from behind to edge Swift Current. Dyson Stevenson and Patrick DAmico also scored for Regina (36-23-6), which trailed 2-0 heading into the second period. The Broncos (31-24-9) got goals from Nathan Burns, Jake DeBrusk and Coda Gordon. Daniel Wapple made 34 saves for the Pats while Eetu Laurikainen turned away 36-of-40 shots in a losing cause. --- ICE 4 BLADES 2 SASKATOON -- Wyatt Hoflin made 31 saves and Kootenay scored four unanswered goals to erase an early 2-0 deficit en route to downing the Blades. Landon Cross, Luke Philp, Tim Bozon and Landon Peel scored for the Ice (37-23-4) and Sam Reinhart chipped in with an assist to extend his point streak to 22 games. Cameron Hebig and Graham Miller scored for Saskatoon (16-43-5), which dropped its fourth straight contest. Troy Trombley stopped 39-of-42 shots in a losing cause. --- HITMEN 5 BLAZERS 1 CALGARY -- Brady Brassart had two goals and an assist as the Hitmen beat Kammloops for their 10th win in their last 11 outings. nfl jerseys china. . Adam Tambellini and Alex Roach each had a goal and an assist for Calgary (41-15-7) and Pavel Padakin added a single goal. Matt Bellerive replied for the Blazers (13-46-5), who are 2-8-0 in their last 10 games. Mack Shields made 25 saves for the Hitmen as Bolton Pouliot stopped 37-of-42 shots in defeat. --- TIGERS 3 REBELS 2 (SO) RED DEER, Alta. -- Miles Koules scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as Medicine Hat slipped past the Rebels. Curtis Valk also scored for the Tigers (40-22-3), who improved to 8-2-0 in their last 10 games. Wyatt Johnson and Scott Feser each had a goal and an assist for Red Deer (30-30-5). Medicine Hats Marek Langhamer made 25 saves for the win. Patrik Bartosak kicked out 38-of-40 shots for the Rebels. --- ROYALS 5 COUGARS 3 PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. -- Brandon Magee had a goal and an assist as Victoria toppled the Cougars. Travis Brown, Logan Fisher, Austin Carroll and Brett Cote also scored for the Royals (44-17-4), who have won nine of their past 10 outings. Todd Fiddler had a pair of goals for Prince George (26-33-8) and Zach Pochiro had a goal and an assist. Victorias Patrik Polivka made 24 saves while Adam Beukeboom turned away 33-of-37 shots for the Cougars. --- ROCKETS 6 GIANTS 0 KELOWNA, B.C. -- Jordon Cooke made 31 saves and Nick Merkley scored twice as the Rockets blanked Vancouver. Madison Bowey, Mitchell Wheaton, Tyrell Goulbourne and Myles Bell also scored for Kelowna (51-9-4) while Damon Severson tacked on three assists. Giants (30-25-10) forward Jackson Houck had his four-game point streak halted. Payton Lee stopped 29-of-35 shots for Vancouver. --- SILVERTIPS 3 AMERICANS 2 EVERETT, Wash. -- Manraj Hayers goal 1:19 into the third period stood up as the winner as the Silvertips slipped past Tri-City. Carson Stadnyk and Jujhar Khaira also scored for Everett (32-23-9), which is 4-0-1 in its last five games. Lucas Nickles and Parker Bowles scored for the Americans (27-30-8) and Brian Williams assisted on both. Austin Lotz made 25 saves for the Silvertips. Eric Comrie turned away 32-of-35 shots for Tri-City, which dropped its eighth game in a row. ' ' '
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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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