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EDMONTON -- Going on their longest road trip of the year hasnt slowed the Chicago Blackhawks down one bit. Tytus Howard Jersey . Andrew Shaw had a pair of goals and Patrick Kane scored on the power play to extend his point scoring streak to 11 games as the Blackhawks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-1 on Monday. After starting the trip with a disappointing 5-1 loss in Colorado, Shaw said the Hawks have regained their form. "Weve got back to our systems and rolling all four lines," he said. "Everybody is bringing the energy we need them to and the chemistry through all four lines is pretty amazing right now. Weve been playing some of our best hockey. "Weve had a couple of injuries to key people, but everybody is stepping up. Thats why our game has improved." Jonathan Toews and Johnny Oduya also scored as the Blackhawks (17-4-4) won their third game in a row in their fourth match of their seven-game road trip. Chicago has gone 11-2-1 in its last 14 games. The Blackhawks moved ahead of Anaheim and into first place in the NHL with the victory. Chicago goalie Corey Crawford made 24 saves to collect his 16th win of the season. "We are just taking it game by game and trying not to look too far ahead," he said. "We are a very focused team right now. Playing in a building where we havent had much success of late, it was nice to come in here and get off on the right foot and get a couple of goals early." In the 2011-12 season, the Blackhawks lost 9-2 and 8-4 in Edmonton. Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville said the key was getting two early goals and putting the Oilers on their heels. "We had a great start in the game," said Quenneville. "We get that short-handed goal and we have a red-hot power play that got us off on the right foot. Getting off to that start was important. The special teams in the first period really put us in a good spot. Across the board, we did what we were looking to do and played a really solid game. Justin Schultz replied for the Oilers (7-16-2), who saw a season-high three-game winning streak come to an end. "It was a crazy game to me a little bit," said Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins. "It wasnt a 5-1 game, I thought it was probably a 3-1 game. But giving up that shorty early, where we bobbled the puck, cost us. Then we couldnt kill that penalty and when youre down 2-0 to the defending Stanley Cup champions, its usually going to be trouble right away." Oilers forward David Perron said his team just seemed flat. "They pretty much beat us in every aspect tonight," he said. "I felt like the energy was pretty low for having three days off. Its a disappointing game for us wanting to make a statement. "We have to find an answer in here. I feel like we should have had better energy after three days off like that." Chicago got on the board five minutes into the first period with a short-handed goal as the Oilers Nail Yakupov couldnt corral a bouncing puck at the blue-line, allowing Toews to take off on a breakaway. The Blackhawks captain waited for Edmonton starter Devan Dubnyk to commit before scoring his 12th goal of the season. Chicago made it 2-0 three minutes later on the power play as Edmontons defenders failed to clear a puck in the crease, allowing Kane to swoop in and score into a wide-open net with Dubnyk down and out of the play. The goal extended Kanes league-high point scoring streak to 11 games. He has six goals and nine assists during that span. The Oilers best chance came with four minutes left in the first period as Ryan Smyth got off a point-blank shot from the side of the net, but Crawford came across for a big pad save. Chicago went up by three goals a minute-and-a-half into the second period as an Oduya shot bounced off the glove of Edmonton defenceman Corey Potter and into his own net. The rout was on as the Blackhawks made it 4-0 six minutes into the middle period on a three-on-one as Jeremy Morin made a backhand pass to Shaw who had a ton of net to deposit the puck into. That goal spelled the end of the night for Dubnyk and set the stage for the debut of Ilya Bryzgalov. The veteran goalie, who signed a free agent deal with Edmonton on Nov. 8, hadnt played an NHL game since becoming a compliance buyout of the Philadelphia Flyers in June with seven years remaining on his nine-year, US$51 million contract. The move seemed to spark the Oilers, as they finally got a goal past Crawford eight minutes into the second as Schultz snuck in from the point and unleashed a bullet from near the face-off dot to make it 4-1. Shaw hoped he had his second of the night on a late third period power play, but the goal was immediately waved off as he had clearly kicked it into the net. With two minutes remaining, however, Shaw did get another goal as he tipped a Nick Leddy shot past Bryzgalov for his seventh of the season. Bryzgalov made 12 saves on 13 shots in his return to an NHL net. The Blackhawks play the fifth game of their seven-game road trip in Calgary on Wednesday, their annual trip that coincides with the circus hitting Chicago. The Oilers start a three-game road trip in Nashville on Thursday. Notes: It was the second of three meetings between the two teams this season. The Blackhawks won the first match-up 5-4 in Chicago on Nov. 10 on the strength of a three-goal third perioda Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk was named the NHLs third star of the week on Monday after only allowing one goal in a pair of wins over Columbus and Floridaa Chicago winger Marian Hossa missed the game to attend to a family matter, while fellow forward Bryan Bickell missed his third straight game with a lower-body injury. There was some good news for the Hawks, however, as centre Michal Handzus played his first game since Oct. 24, returning from a hand injurya The oft-injured Oilers are actually remarkable healthy at the moment, with non-starting forwards Tyler Pitlick and Ryan Hamilton and third-string goalie Richard Bachman on the shelf. Malcolm Pridgeon Jersey . Kerr said he had dinner with Jackson, his former coach with Chicago and the new Knicks team president, on Friday night and they talked again Saturday. 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LOS ANGELES, Calif. Byron Murphy Cardinals Jersey . - When the Phoenix Suns deploy their three playmaking guards simultaneously, even Kobe Bryant gets a bit overwhelmed.Theyve got one on the left, one on the right and one in the middle, Bryant said. You cant cover them all.With Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas on the floor together in the final minutes, the Suns had more than enough options to keep their winning streak rolling.Dragic scored 24 points, Bledsoe had 20 of his 22 after halftime, and Phoenix beat the Los Angeles Lakers 116-107 on Sunday night for its sixth consecutive victory.Thomas added 15 points for the balanced Suns, who weathered an impressive Los Angeles surge in the final minutes of their seventh win in eight meetings with the Lakers, who lost their third straight despite Bryants return.Phoenixs 13-point lead dwindled to one, but the Suns finished on a 10-2 run.Everybody makes runs in the NBA, Bledsoe said. We just kept our composure, hit some shots and made our free throws.The Suns lost six straight before their winning streak, but coach Jeff Hornaceks rotation has been working particularly well.We just had to push the pace and keep up on Kobe, said Markieff Morris, who had 12 points and seven rebounds. We can score with anybody in this league, but we win when we play some defence.Bryant had 10 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in 32 minutes during his first game back from a three-game absence to rest his aching 36-year-old body.My legs felt a lot better, said Bryant, whose 10 shots were less than half his season average. Just working myself back into form, but I felt fine.Nick Young hit four 3-pointers and scored 21 points while taking up Kobes scoring slack again for the Lakers. Jeremy Lin added 19 points.Phoenix used its fast-break offence to grab control with a 14-3 run early in the third quarter, and then increased its lead to 13 early in the fourth. Young led a rally that included back-to-back 3s by Wesley Johnson to keep it close, and Youngs free throws made it 106-105 with two minutes to play.But P.J. Tucker made a gritty driving layup and Morris banked in a long hook shot on consecutive possessions, and the Lakers couldnt respond.We couldnt get a stop, and when we got a stop, they got an offensive rebound, Lakers coach Byron Scott said. I think thats the most disheartening thing. We were right there again. Played hard, but the last couple of minutes is where we seem to lose it.TIP-INSSuns: Phoenix is on its first five-game road winning streak since February 2011. ... Thomas had a lengthy halftime conversation with boxing king Floyd Mayweather Jr. at centre court. Mayweather is a regular at Lakers and Clippers games. ... The Suns also beat the Lakers at Staples Center on Nov. 4.Lakers: Los Angeles went 12 for 20 on 3-pointers. ... Before the game, Los Angeles claimed centre Tarik Black off waivers from Houston and waived injured guard Xavier Henry. Black is expected to be in town Monday for a physical. ... Youngs girlfriend, rapper Iggy Azalea, was shown on the Staples Center scoreboard chair-dancing to her own No. 1 hit song, Fancy, during a timeout in the second half.ROUGH ROADThe Lakers remained winless since their surprising victory over Golden State last Tuesday. Los Angeles played four games in the past six days with roughly 4,400 miles of travel in between, and it has a one-game road trip to Denver to cap off 2014.A MINUTE DIFFERENCEBryants 32 minutes were four fewer than his team-leading average, and Scott hopes to keep him at that limit in most games. Well just be smart about it, just keep the minutes down, Bryant said. Three or four (fewer) minutes makes a big difference, especially the type of minutes that I play. Those four minutes can be like 12.UP NEXTSuns: Visit New Orleans on Tuesday.Lakers: Visit Denver on Tuesday. Arizona Cardinals Jerseys .com) - The Dallas Mavericks had a five-game winning streak snapped last time out, but theyll try to get back into the winners circle Sunday evening when the Milwaukee Bucks pay a visit to American Airlines Center. Kurt Warner Youth Jersey .J. -- Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch deservedly draw the attention for what theyve done in getting the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl.LONDON -- Grigor Dimitrov saved a match point to defeat Spanish left-hander Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (8), 7-6 (1), 7-6 (6) Sunday and win the grass court tournament at Queens Club, a warm-up event for Wimbledon. The fourth-seeded Dimitrov is the first Bulgarian to lift the title, and also the first player this year to win titles on three different surfaces after claiming victories in Acapulco on hardcourt and Bucharest on clay. At age 32, 10th-seeded Lopez was attempting to become the oldest winner of the tournament since 33-year old Tony Roche defeated John McEnroe in the 1978 final, and to win his first title since Eastbourne one year ago. "Of course, Im really happy with the win," said Dimitrov. "Obviously I knew what I had to do today out on the court, and Feli is one of those competitors that when it comes to fast surfaces, hes always very tricky to play. "Down match point in the second set wasnt the coolest thing, but, you know, I just fought hard. I just left everything out on the court." In a match that featured few rallies and even fewer break point opportunities, Dimitrov dropped only four points on serve in the first set bbut failed to convert two break points to lead 4-2. Adrian Wilson Youth Jersey. Lopez went on to claim the tiebreaker on his fourth set point and games went comfortably with serve in the second set until the Spaniard held a match point on his opponents serve at 6-5. Dimitrov survived that crisis and then swept the tiebreaker for the loss of just one point, but a forehand volley by Lopez gave the Spaniard a break in the opening game of the final set. The Bulgarian got back on level terms at 4-4 when Lopez double-faulted, and claimed the tiebreaker on his second match point when Lopez netted a forehand. "I think when you face players like Grigor, you know that even playing the way I played today there is a chance to lose because hes a great player," said Lopez. "He never gives up, as he showed today. "Its tough to lose when you play such a great match, but you have to take it the other way, no? Overall it was a great week for me. It has been a great preparation for Wimbledon, and hopefully in Eastbourne next week I can do well again." 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Miami, FL (SportsNetwork. Xavier Grimble Jersey .com) - If the Jets had played this well all season, Rex Ryans job security would never have been an issue. Geno Smith threw for a career-high 358 yards with three touchdowns, including a 74-yard scoring strike to Eric Decker that ignited a run of 23 unanswered points, as New York concluded a dismal year with a 37-24 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium. Decker caught 10 passes for 221 yards for the Jets (4-12), who hadnt scored more than 25 points in a game all year and gave Ryan a victory in what could be his final game as New Yorks head coach after six seasons. Ryan compiled a record of 46-50 and is expected to soon learn his fate, although indications are that he, and possibly general manager John Idzik, will be fired. Ryan took the Jets to the AFC Championship Game after each of his first two seasons, but New York hasnt had a winning record since and this years finish was the worst for the franchise since a 4-12 mark in 2007. Miami coach Joe Philbin is set to return next year after owner Stephen Ross made the announcement following last Sundays victory over Minnesota. The Dolphins (8-8) finished Philbins third year with a second straight .500 campaign. Miami was 7-9 in Philbins first season and 8-8 last year, when a loss to the Jets on the final day of the season cost the Dolphins a playoff spot. The Dolphins were already eliminated from postseason contention after last weeks results and needed a win to finish with a winning record for the first time since capturing the AFC East in 2008. Miami opened a 24-14 lead early in the third quarter on Lamar Millers 97-yard touchdown run, the longest play from scrimmage in Dolphins history, but it was all Jets from there. Miller ran for 178 yards with a touchdown on 19 carries and Ryan Tannehill threw for 259 yards with a score in defeat. The Jets trailed 17-14 at the intermission, but appeared in prime position to move back in front after Chris Owusu returned the opening kickoff of the second half 87 yards to the Miami 12. The Dolphins, though, tripped up Bilal Powell on 3rd-and-1 and stuffed Chris Ivory on fourth down to force a turnover on downs. Miller then broke through the New York defensive line untouched on the first play and raced to the end zone to increase the Miami lead to 10. It didnt take long for the Jets to answer, as the Dolphins brought an all-out blitz on 3rd-and-6 and Smith burned them with the long touchdown pass to Decker. Smith flipped a pass just before the blitz arrived and Decker ran under it, easily beating Cortland Finnegan for the score. The Dolphins couldnt convert 4th-and-5 from the New York 36 and Smith again made a big play on third down. He eluded the Miami pressure and flung a pass down field on 3rd-and-9 for Decker, who outleaped Brent Grimes for a 50-yard pickup. New York went for some trickery on third down from the Miami 8-yard line and a low pass from receiver Jeremy Kerley toward Smith was ruled incomplete, although the ball appeared to deflect off the quarterbacks foot into the hands Miamis Jimmy Wilson for an interception that would have been returned for a touchdown. Instead, the incomplete pass led to a tying 26-yard Nick Folk field goal. The Jets got the ball right back after a Miami punt and took the lead. Smith threw a 33-yard pass to Kerley on the first play and hit Decker for 12 yards on third down to set up a 23-yard Folk field goal in the first minute of the fourth quarter. Caleb Sturgis missed a 53-yard field goal try wide right with 10:48 remaining on Miamis ensuing possession and the Dolphins next series also ended in a punt. Miami was poised to get the ball back, but Ryan elected a fake punt from the New York 39 and Ryan Quigley hit Zach Sudfeld with a pass for 38 yards to set up Smiths clinching 23-yard TD pass to Jeff Cumberland with 3:22 to play. After the Dolphins turned it over on downs deep in their own territory, Folk added a 39-yard field goal to account for the final margin. Folk hit the left upright with a 45-yard field goal try on the Jets first possession and Miami answered with a 37-yard Sturgis field goal for 3-0 lead. Smith threw a 36-yard pass to Owusu on the first play after the kickoff, then converted 3rd-and-2 with a five-yard scramble before Owusu took a handoff 23 yards around the right side for a touchdown. The Jets got the ball right back after a Miami punt, but Smith gave it back to the Dolphins with a fumble early in the second quarter. The Dolphins took over at the New York 21 and Daniel Thomas scored from the one a few plays later to give Miami a 10-7 lead. Smith continued his strong passing start on the next New York drive, connecting on each of his three throws to put the Jets back in the end zone. A 40-yard strike down the left sideline to Decker set up a first down at the Miami 12 and Smith found Ivory all alone in the right flat for an 8-yard score two plays later. After a trade of punts, the Dolphins marched 93 yards to regain the lead just before halftime. A 16-yard pass to Brian Hartline on 3rd-and-15 kept the chains moving and Tannehill finished the 11-play set with a 23-yard pass to Charles Clay with 43 seconds remaining for a 17-14 advantage. Game Notes Smiths best previous passing day was 331 yards against Buffalo on Sept. 22, 2013. He started 8-for-8 on Sunday, topping his best previous passing start of six straight completions ... The Jets previous best scoring output this year came in a 27-25 loss to New England in Week 7 ... Ivory notched his first career receiving touchdown ... Tannehill finished with 4,045 passing yards, becoming the first Dolphins quarterback to eclipse 4,000 yards passing since Dan Marino in 1994. He also broke Marinos 1994 team record of 385 completions in a season ... Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson did not return in the second half because of a head injury. Henry Mondeaux Jersey . - Robert Griffin III has a sprained throwing shoulder that limited him in practice Wednesday as the Washington Redskins prepared for their season finale against the Dallas Cowboys. Zach Gentry Jersey ." One game is checked off, 15 remain and the next one to get crossed out could come Tuesday night when the defending champion Heat host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.VICTORIAVILLE, Que. -- The Victoriaville Tigres have fired head coach Yanick Jean. The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League club announced the move Monday on the teams website. The Tigres have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday with general manager Jerome Mesonero. The Tigres made the post-season with a record of 33-27-5, but lost their first-rround series to Drummondville in five games. Rocky Bleier Jersey. Jean, a 38-year-old from Alma, Que., was named head coach of the team on Feb. 2, 2008. Victoriavilles record with Jean behind the bench was 229 wins and 196 losses. Their best season with Jean was a 46-19 record in 2009-10 when they reached the third round of the playoffs. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '
Arcadia, CA (SportsNetwork. Marquise Copeland Jersey .com) - Breeders Cup Classic champ Bayern posted a workout Friday morning at Santa Anita in preparation of a 2015 campaign. Trained by Bob Baffert, Bayern covered four furlongs in 46.20 seconds under jockey Martin Garcia who guided the 3-year-old to victory in the Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 1. This is his second breeze back, the Hall of Fame trainer noted. He did it pretty easy. I didnt think he was going that fast ... It looked like he was galloping. I just told him to cruise around there but he did it pretty easy. Owned by Kaleem Shah, Bayern won six of 10 starts in 2014 for $4,389,680. Along with winning the Classic the colt captured the Woody Stephens Stakes, Haskell Invitational and Pennsylvania Derby. Tyler Higbee Jersey . Future Hall of Famer Ricky Ray is in his prime and back for a third season in double blue. The 34-year old was magnificent in 2013, throwing for just under 2,900 yards despite missing eight games, tossing an impressive 21 touchdowns against just two interceptions, completing 66 per cent of his passes in the process. Aaron Donald Jersey . -- The Washington Redskins coaching staff distanced itself from other coaches Thursday by siding with ownership -- and not the players -- in the NFLs labour dispute.MADRID - Antoine Griezmann scored a hat trick Monday to help Real Sociedad beat Elche 4-0 in the Spanish league. The 22-year-old French midfielder put the hosts ahead in the fourth minute with a lob over goalkeeper Antonio Rodriguez that defender Damian Suarez then pushed into his own net while trying to clear the ball. Eight minutes later, Griezmann doubled his tally with a heeader that Rodriguez could only watch as it went past him. Brandin Cooks Jersey. Carlos Vela displayed great skill when he dribbled through four defenders, chested the ball down onto his foot and unleashed a powerful shot to score the third in the 50th. Griezmann completed his hat trick with his 15th goal of the season when he pounced on Rodriguezs clearance in the 74th. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork. Jalen Davis Jersey .com) - There are not many matchups in which the betting line is affected by a single game, but that is what has taken place in the Outback Bowl between Wisconsin and Auburn. Wisconsin met Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game on Dec. 6 and the Badgers were favored by four points due to Cardale Jones starting at quarterback for the Buckeyes in place of the injured J.T. Barrett. The Badgers came into the contest on a seven-game winning streak, but the Buckeyes dominated from start to finish in a 59-0 rout. Now, instead of getting around a field goal from Auburn, the Badgers are underdogs by a touchdown. Another reason the line is higher than it should be comes from what has taken place on the sidelines as Wisconsin is without head coach Gary Andersen, who moved on to Oregon State. Barry Alvarez will be the interim coach for the second time in three years. However, Auburn has coaching issues as well due to the firing of defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson. Charlie Harbison takes over on an interim basis for Will Muschamp, who cant be added to the coaching staff for this contest. Wisconsin is somewhat used to playing teams from the SEC as the Badgers have done so twice in the last 365 days. In the first game of this season, they held a 24-7 lead over LSU early in the third quarter only to lose 28-24 with Tanner McEvoy throwing an interception leading to the winning score. The previous game was in last years bowl game against South Carolina. Wisconsin, trailing by 10 points in the fourth quarter, had plenty of chances to cut the deficit to three, but three turnovers, including two inside the red zone, thwarted all attempts. Outside of that contest, the Badgers have lost by more than a touchdown against non-conference opponents just one time in over 10 years. Auburn is 0-3 ATS in its last three FBS games and just 2-7 ATS in its last nine contests. The Tigers are 0-3 ATS when favored between six and eight points against a non-conference Power 5 squad. Furthermore, they have not won an FBS game by more than seven since Oct. 4. Gus Malzahns crew should put up points against Wisconsins defense, but not having Dhaquille Williams in the lineup will hurt as the junior led the Tigers in receptions. Williams caught seven passes for 121 yards in Auburns last game against Alabama. Wisconsin also will score against a suspect Auburn defense, one which allowed just as many points in its last game as the Badgers did. In fact, the Tigers have given up 30 points or more in six consecutive FBS games. Expect a close contest in the Outback Bowl as Auburn should be favored by less than a field goal. Take Wisconsin plus seven points in this weeks lone five-star play. ANOTHER BIG TEN TEAM TO COVER ON NEW YEARS DAY Missouri takes on Minnesota in another SEC-Big Ten battle. The Tigers are similar to Wisconsin in that they came into their conference title game on a huge winning streak but were obliterated by their opponent. Still, even though Missouri had won six straight before losing to Alabama, most of the victories were not that impressive. The Tigers began the streak with what looked on paper as a huge win over Florida. The final score was 42-13, but they gained only 119 total yards in the win and Maty Mauk threw for just 20 yards on 6-for-18 passing with one interception. That was followed by five wins over five of the six teams with losing conference records. They recorded 10-point home wins over 0-8 Vanderbilt and 2-6 Kentucky. The next three games were seven-, eight- and seven-point victories over Texas A&M, Tennessee and Arkansas, respectively. Meanwhile, Minnesota played just one poor game since beating San Jose State, 24-7, on Sept. 20, and that was a four-point loss at Illinois a month later. Not only did the Golden Gophers give Ohio State and Wisconsin tough battles, but they knocked off Nebraska on the road and crushed Iowa by 37 points at home. The Golden Gophers already have matched up against quality defenses, so taking on Missouris unit will not be a major deterrent. Furthermore, their run-based offense should neutralize the Tigers fearsome defense, which accumulated 42 sacks. Minnesota has been an excellent team to wager on as an underdog. In fact, Jerry Kills squad is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games when getting points. The Golden Gophers are getting 4.5 points on New Years Day so grab them even though an outright victory is not out of the question. Take Minnesota plus 4.5 points in the first of three three-star plays. Oregon and Florida State clash in the first-ever College Football Playoff game. The Ducks have scored 193 points over their last four games and Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota has been on fire with 12 touchdown passes and no interceptions since Nov. 8. Oregons defense also has put it together, allowing just 17 points per game over its last five contests after giving up 28 points per game in its first seven FBS matchups. The Ducks need their defense to stay on course against an explosive Florida State offense, including the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner, Jameis Winston. The sophomore has had an off season, but hes still thrown for 3,559 yards - ninth-best in the FBS. The key to this matchup is not at quarterback or even at running back, where both teams possess tremendous freshmen (Royce Freeman at Oregon and Dalvin Cook at Florida State). The game will be won by the team with the better defense. It is difficult to judge which team that is, especially because Oregon plays in a more offensive-minded conference which skews the numbers in Florida States favor. To wit, the Seminoles have allowed fewer yards, fewer yards per play and fewer yards per carry. However, Oregon has given up fewer yards per pass attempt and, surprisingly, the Ducks have allowed fewer points even with seven of their 13 games against top-50 offenses. Florida State played just three contests against top-50 offenses. Unfortunately for Oregon, its star cornerback, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, is out with a knee injury, which is a crucial blow to the secondary. This should be a very close game, so it is best to go with the underdog. Take Florida State plus nine points. Finally, Washington and Oklahoma State get together in the Cactus Bowl on Jan. 2. The Huskies usually are a tremendous home team with a shaky record on the road. They went 16-3 at home and 5-11 on the road between 2011 and 2013. However, they proved they can win away from home this season, going 4-2 with the only two losses coming against Oregon and Arizona. Running back Dwayne Washington came alive in Washingtons last three games rushing for 383 yards (on just 49 carries) and five touchdowns. Given the fact Oklahoma State allows over four yards per carry, look for Washington to have a field day. The Cowboys also rank 110th nationally versus the pass, which means the Huskies could easily score well into the 40s. It is doubtful the Cowboys will even reach 30 points given they have done so just once in their last seven games. This one should be a double-digit deficit for Oklahoma State, and since the Huskies are giving less than a touchdown, they are the choice in the Cactus Bowl. Take Washington minus six points. TWO-STAR SELECTIONS Take Michigan State +3 (Baylor) and Kansas State +1.5 (UCLA) in the Alamo Bowl. 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He was a two-time winner of the Ed Kotowich Award, which recognizes a player for football ability, team camaraderie and extraordinary effort in the community. "His tenacity, desire to win and build team camaraderie was very evident during my time playing with him, and we truly appreciate all of his efforts," said Miller. Jason Sanders Jersey. Cvetkovic has lived in Winnipeg year-round since 2005 and in 2012 started a not-for-profit organization called Cvets Pets that helps local Winnipeg No-Kill Animal Rescue Programs. He also organized a trip to Mexico with other CFL players where they spent time volunteering at an animal sterilization clinic and has worked with several charities. During the winter of 2011, he was one of seven CFL players who travelled to Haiti to aide in tsunami relief efforts through a program called Huddle for Haiti. 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DEER VALLEY, Utah -- Canadas Mikael Kingsbury continued his march to the Olympics with his third straight World Cup moguls victory Thursday. Mo Alie-Cox Jersey . Kingsbury, from Deux-Montagnes, Que., finished with a score of 26.39 as Canada swept the mens podium. Montreals Alex Bilodeau was second with 25.29 points, while Marc-Antoine Gagnon, also from Montreal, followed in third at 24.85. Kingsbury, the reigning moguls world champion, is set to compete in his first Winter Games next month in Sochi, Russia. Bilodeau, meanwhile, won Olympic gold in Vancouver four years ago. Canada finished with five medals at the World Cup event after Montreals Chloe Dufour-Lapointe won the womens silver with a score of 23.45 while her sister Justine (23.33) took third. American Hannah Kearney won gold with a 24.83. Denico Autry Jersey . The Kelowna, B.C. rink made the announcement on their facebook page on Thursday night. Eric Ebron Jersey . Siddikur, who led on all four days and took a four-stroke lead going into the final day, bogeyed four out of six holes starting at the sixth and continued a forgettable last round in which he returned a three-over 75 to finish with a 14-under 274.The NHLs Mar. 5 Trade Deadline is drawing closer and teams will be deciding on whether to buy or sell. Check out todays trade-related reports and speculation from around the NHL beat. And follow TSN.ca through Deadline Day for all the updates. Kings Ransom With the Los Angeles Kings fighting for a Western Conference playoff berth and just three points up on the wild card zone, is it time for general manager Dean Lombardi to pull the trigger on a deal? The Hockey News looks back at one of Lombardis shrewdest moves - sending Jack Johnson and a first rounder to the Blue Jackets in exchange for Jeff Carter in 2012 – and wonders if the same type of shake-up is available this season. Former Kings Matt Moulson and Mike Cammalleri would work - THN muses - but even a cheaper option like Brad Boyes could also do the trick. Not Going Wild The Minnesota Wild turned heads at the 2013 trade deadline by letting go of prime assets like Johan Larsson, Matt Hackett and a pair of high draft picks for then-Sabres captain Jason Pominville. So, naturally, surrendering all those future assets would naturally take them out of the running to add a major piece this year, right? Not necesssarily so, says Wild GM Chuck Fletcher. Chad Kelly Jersey. He told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that he intends to be more cautious this deadline, but that he wont say no to the right deal. "In a perfect world, I dont want to trade first-round picks in consecutive years," Fletcher told the Star-Trib. "If opportunities come up, sometimes you have to do things, and this first round isnt as deep and our scouts always seem to deliver no matter what picks I leave them with. But it would have to be something pretty special. Id like our guys to have a first-rounder this year." Blue Line Bolts Thanks to injuries on the blue line including Mattias Ohlund and Brian Lee, the Tampa Bay Lightning find themselves with a defence budget to work with ahead of the deadline. With about $3 million in available cap space, the Tampa Bay Times envisions the Bolts looking for a blue line stalwart to help the likes of Victor Hedman and Mark Barberio. The Islanders Andrew MacDonald and Detroits Kyle Quincey headline the Times wishlist. MacDonald averages the seventh-highest ice-time in the league while Quincey - a more expensive rental option would be a more stay-at-home pick-up. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '
CHICAGO -- Leury Garcia did all he could to stay ready, to be prepared when his chance came. Jack Tatum Jersey . When he got it, he sure did deliver. Garcia drove in the winning run with a pinch-hit single off Michael Morin in the ninth inning to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night. The White Sox shook off a doubleheader sweep and finally took out the Angels after dropping their first five games this season and seven straight overall to them. Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to 17 games, and Chicago prevailed after blowing a two-run lead on a cool, rainy night. Los Angeles tied it on solo homers by David Freese in the seventh and Josh Hamilton in the eighth, only to lose on Garcias line-drive single in the ninth -- a big hit by a backup infielder with just a .192 average. "Its kind of tough when you dont play every day, but Im still working," he said. "Im still working. Im still trying to get better every day and be ready for situations." Alejandro De Aza, who entered earlier as a runner for Paul Konerko, started the winning rally with a one-out single off Morin (2-2). Conor Gillaspie followed with a broken-bat single past a diving Albert Pujols at first base to put runners on the corners. The Angels then brought in Kole Calhoun to replace right fielder Collin Cowgill and serve as the second baseman as part of a five-man infield. Garcia, batting for Moises Sierra, lined a 2-1 pitch to left to drive in De Aza. That made a winner of Zach Putnam (3-1), who worked 1 1-3 scoreless innings. "We could have folded a lot of times. I feel like we do battle and compete the right way," said Gordon Beckham, who broke out of a 12-for-74 slump with two hits and a run. "Hopefully, a lot more wins (are coming)." Chicagos Alexei Ramirez drove in the first two runs with a bases-loaded single off Tyler Skaggs in the fourth. It stayed that way until the seventh, when Freese went deep. Josh Hamilton tied it at 2 with two outs in the eighth when he chased John Danks with his fifth homer and second in three games. That drive came right after Albert Pujols hit a fly to the warning track in centre. The White Sox left Danks in even though Hamilton came into the game with a .438 average against him, and he pulled a pitch out to right. The home runs spoiled an otherwise outstanding performance by Danks, who tied a career high with 10 strikeouts while giving up seven hits and one walk in 7 2-3 innings. Skaggs wasnt bad, either, after missing nearly a month with a strained right hamstring. He also gave up two runs in 7 2-3 innings, scattering just five hits while striking out six and walking one. He threw 87 pitches -- 70 for strikes. "I was kind of locked into the game, just excited to pitch after a month," Skaggs said. "It has been a long time. The team has been winning and I want to be a part of that. I was like a kid in a candy store, I was so excited." Skaggs got a big assist in the first when Hamilton made a leaping catch in left to rob Beckham of a solo homer, but other than a shaky fourth, he didnt run into much trouble. NOTES: The Angels Mike Trout was the AL Player of the Month for June after batting .361 with seven homers. ... Abreu became the first White Sox player to be selected AL Rookie of the Month twice, taking the honour for June after hitting .313 with 10 homers and 22 RBIs. He was also the AL Player and Rookie of the Month for April. ... The White Sox have a day off before opening a three-game series against Seattle on Friday, with LHP Chris Sale (7-1, 2.30 ERA) Roenis Elias (7-6, 3.96). ... RHP Matt Shoemaker (5-2, 4.50) starts Thursday for the Angels against Houston, while LHP Brett Oberholtzer (2-6, 4.40) pitches for the Astros. Ronnie Lott Jersey . Salah, who scored against Chelsea in two Champions League group matches this season, is Jose Mourinhos third significant recruit in the January transfer window after Nemanja Matic and Bertrand Traore. Brandon Marshall Jersey . James Jones got his turn Sunday. And the lift he brought, combined with the expected playoff showings from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, have the Heat off and running in these playoffs. TORONTO -- R.A. Dickey won his third consecutive decision on Tuesday but he is still frustrated with his inability to get through the seventh inning. "I get a good 18 hours to beat myself up and then its time to turn the page and enjoy that we won the game," Dickey said after he failed to retire any of his four batters in a three-run seventh inning by the Cleveland Indians. "I do have an expectation of myself thats better than what Im producing." With Juan Francisco and Adam Lind each driving in two runs and left fielder Melky Cabrera throwing out a runner at the plate to end the eighth inning, the Blue Jays defeated the Indians 5-4. Dickey (4-3) allowed five hits, two walks, one hit batsman and four runs-- two earned-- in six-plus innings. "The good news is I feel like Im pounding the zone and pitching to contact and I had a great knuckleball," Dickey said. "But I am not making it easy on myself or my team in those later innings. "Quite frankly, I feel a little bit embarrassed that I havent been able to get through seventh innings with some of the stuff that Ive hadaI had some really good change-ups tonight and had a swing and miss knuckleball and was pounding the zone and on a different night I might have been able to go seven or eight." He has pitched seven innings once this season, a loss to the Houston Astros on April 10. Cleveland right-hander Justin Masterson (2-2) allowed six hits-- including Franciscos homer that snapped a 1-1 tie in the fifth-- three walks and five runs in 5 1/3 innings. "First time through the order he went through them really well," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "He got a couple of balls up that they stayed on pretty well. We just couldnt get one big hit." The victory in the opener of the three-game series against the Indians (18-21) gave the Blue Jays (20-20) their second win in a row after dropping three straight to the Los Angeles Angels. The Indians appeared to be set to take Masterson off the hook for the loss and take the win away from Dickey with two out in the top of the eighth inning. But Cabrera cut down the potential tying run with his throw home. Clevelands Carlos Santana, who led off the inning with a single against left-hander Brett Cecil and took second on a passed ball, was out at the plate after Yan Gomes lined a single to left. "That was just heroic, thats what that was," Dickey said. "It saved the game." "It was possibly the game right there," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. Keon Hatcher Jersey. . "They come back and tie it you never know whats going to happen." Casey Janssen pitched the ninth for his first save of the season in his second appearance after coming off the disabled list where he was placed Mar. 29 with a back problem. "Hes reliable," Gibbons said. "Its good to have him back." Cleveland took a 1-0 lead in the third on a single to right by Nick Swisher. Jose Bautista made a tumbling attempt at a catch on the sinking drive that scored Mike Aviles, who singled with two out and took second on a walk to Michael Bourn. The Blue Jays tied the game in the fourth on a triple to left-centre by Jose Reyes and a sacrifice fly to the warning track in centre by Cabrera. Francisco hit a 1-0 sinker to right centre for his sixth homer of the season with one out in the fifth to give the Blue Jays a 2-1 lead. Francisco started at third base to get his left-handed bat into the lineup against Masterson and Brett Lawrie started at second base. The Blue Jays added three runs in the sixth, two on a slicing double by Lind to left centre that scored Cabrera, who led off with a walk, and Bautista, who had an infield single. Francisco doubled down the right-field line to score Lind. Masterson was pulled for left-hander Josh Outman after Lawrie walked. The Indians answered with three runs in the seventh after Dickey faced four batters without an out. "It seemed like the wheels were falling off but overall in the game he was tremendous," Toronto catcher Josh Thole said. Asdrubal Cabrera singled, David Murphy reached first on Lawries error on his sharp groundball, Gomes walked and Lonnie Chisenhall was hit by a pitch to force in a run. Left-hander Aaron Loup allowed a one-out single by Bourn and a sacrifice fly by Swisher to cut the lead to one. NOTES: The Blue Jays recalled outfielder Kevin Pillar from triple-A Buffalo where he was batting .305 with one home run and 19 RBI. Pillar started in centre field Tuesday while Colby Rasmus rested his mild right hamstring strain, but it seems unlikely he will need to go on the disabled list. a Infielder Jonathan Diaz, who played on Monday to give regular shortstop Reyes a rest, was returned on option to Buffalo. a Blue Jays right-hander Dustin McGowan (2-1, 4.63 earned-run average) will start Wednesday against right-hander Corey Kluber (3-3, 3.48 ERA). Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '
New York, NY (SportsNetwork. Joc Pederson Dodgers Jersey .com) - Leading his team to a Pac-12 title and a berth in the national semifinals has Marcus Mariota poised to win the biggest individual honor in college football. The Oregon Ducks quarterback was one of three players named Monday as a finalist for the Heisman Trophy and is seen as the runaway favorite to win the award after a stunning statistical season. Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper were also named as finalists for the award. The winner will be announced during Saturdays ceremony in New York. Mariota, a redshirt junior, is the most prolific quarterback in Oregon history and has led the Ducks (12-1) to 35 wins in his three seasons as the starter. He has passed for 3,773 yards and 38 touchdowns this season with 669 yards rushing and another 14 scores. He completed 68.3 percent of his 372 passes with just two interceptions on the season and accounted for 346 yards and five touchdowns in a 51-13 win over Arizona in the Pac-12 title game on Friday. Oregon ended the season No. 2 in the College Football Playoff rankings and will face reigning national champion Florida State and last years Heisman winner, quarterback Jameis Winston, in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. Coopers Crimson Tide (12-1) -- the No. 1 team in the playoff rankings -- will take on Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl on New Years Day. The winners of those games will play for the national championship on Jan. 12. Cooper, a junior, has 115 catches for 1,656 yards and 14 touchdowns in 13 games this season. He had an Iron Bowl-record 224 yards receiving in Alabamas 55-44 win over rival Auburn on Nov. 29 and caught 12 passes in Saturdays win over Missouri in the SEC championship game. Gordon rushed for a then-FBS record 408 yards against Nebraska last month and ended the season with 2,336 yards rushing, fourth-most all-time. He scored 26 on 309 carries but had just 76 yards on 26 carries in Saturdays 59-0 loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten title game. The redshirt juniors single-game rushing record set Nov. 15 in a 59-24 win over the Cornhuskers was broken seven days later by Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine. The previous record was set by NFL great LaDainian Tomlinson for TCU in 1999. Kenta Maeda Youth Jersey . Dwyane Wade followed a few days later. Enrique Hernandez Dodgers Jersey . Bring on Freddy Garcia. The well-travelled 36-year-old right-hander earned his second NL victory since 2007, and his first since he joined the Atlanta Braves last month, pitching six innings to help beat Miami 6-1 Thursday.(SportsNetwork.com) - A pair of struggling clubs try to find the win column on Saturday night when the Dallas Stars aim to rebound against the visiting New Jersey Devils. The Stars have lost five of their past six games, struggling on the defensive end of the ice over that time. Dallas has yielded five goals in each setback, including Tuesdays 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. Tyler Seguin netted his NHL-leading 22nd goal of the campaign and Antoine Roussel also lit the lamp, but Kari Lehtonen allowed three goals on 17 shots before getting pulled 7:34 into the second period. Jussi Rynnas made 13 saves on 15 shots faced in relief. Dallas is allowing 3.54 goals per game and head coach Lindy Ruff cited poor puck movement on the back end as an issue versus the Jets. I thought thats the worse our defense has struggled as a group, said Ruff. That affects scoring chances, our puck movement, our transition game, and I thought physically (our defense) got dominated down low. Forward Travis Moen suffered an upper-body injury versus the Jets and is out for this game, while defenseman Alex Goligoski did not practice on Wednesday and Thursday as he continues to battle through an injury. Though Goligoski is likely to play tonight, forward Ryan Garbutt will begin a three-game suspension for slew-footing Winnipegs Dustin Byfuglien on Tuesday. Its the latest discipline against the 29-year-old Garbutt, who netted 17 goals last season and has five tallies and 10 points in 23 games this season. Garbutt was suspended five games last season for charging and he received a two-game ban in late November for a knee-to-knee hit versus Edmonton. He also was fined for spearing during the most recent postseason and Ruff offered no defense of Garbuttt on Thursday. Sandy Koufax Youth Jersey. . Its something I dont condone. It hurts the team, Ruff said on Dallas website. He needs to make a huge commitment to how we need him to play. Weve seen him when he brings his game. I said, You are in a situation now where you cant go back down that trail anymore. I know you said you wanted to prove it the last time, but we took a huge step back. The Devils eye a better effort tonight after getting handed a 4-1 setback by the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday. Martin Havlat notched a goal, but Cory Schneider yielded three tallies on 35 shots as New Jersey was nearly doubled up in the shots department. As a result, the Devils lost for the eighth time in their past 10 games (2-5-3). I think we didnt do a good enough job getting pucks to the net. I thought we had zone time; we got pucks to the point quite a bit, said Devils head coach Peter DeBoer. I thought our (defense) did not do a good enough job getting pucks to the net -- thats why the lack of shots. But I thought we spent enough time in their end to generate some more than we did. New Jersey did see Mike Cammalleri return from a two-game absence caused by a strained gluteus muscle, but Dainius Zubrus missed his second straight due to a leg laceration. Adam Larsson, meanwhile, has missed New Jerseys past five games because of the mumps, while Travis Zajac batted the illness recently while out with a lower-body injury. The Devils had won three straight over the Stars before Dallas picked up a 3-2 shootout victory in New Jersey on Oct. 24. Jamie Benn tallied in regulation and also scored in the shootout along with Jason Spezza, while Lehtonen had 25 saves for the Stars. 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BOSTON -- P. James Conner Jersey .K. Subban says his social media haters have nothing to do with the Boston Bruins or their fans. The Montreal defenceman, who is black, was the target of racial abuse on Twitter and other social media forums after his double-overtime winner Thursday night in Game 1 of the Canadiens second-round playoff series with the Bruins. Coaches and players from both teams, along with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and the mayors from both cities, decried the abuse. Subban, himself, did not speak publicly until after Game 2 Saturday, won 5-3 by Boston. "First thing first, the Boston Bruins are an Original Six franchise, they have been around for a very long time, they are respected," said Subban, telling reporters it was "the first time and probably the last time" he would comment on the issue. "Its completely unfair for anybody to point the finger at the organization or the fan base. They have passionate fans here, great fan base and since Ive been in the league its been awesome. Ive come to Boston many times, my family has come here and its been great. What people may say on Twitter or social media is not a reflection by any means of the league or the Boston Bruins. So whoever that is, theyll get dealt with, but its completely separate from this league or the Boston Bruins organization." Canadiens coach Michel Therrien met with Subban on Friday night to see how he was feeling and to ensure his player knew he had the teams support. "Hes got a lot of character, that kid," Therrien said prior to Saturdays game. "But like he said, and from my standpoint too, its more important that were here to sell the game, were here to win a hockey game, were here to compete," Therrien told reporters. "Were not here to talk about a few bad people that put some comments on the Internet." Therrien said Subban, 24, spent part of Friday with his family. Bettman spoke out against the racial abuse when asked about it before Saturdays game. "I fully endorse and support the comment that (Boston president) Cam Neely and the Bruins issued," he said. "We are about diversity and inclusiveness. We condemn bias and hatred. It has no place in our game and its not acceptable." Subban, as he was in Game 1, was booed every time whenever he had the puck Saturday. He had two assists on the day. "Its unfortunate when things take away from the great hockey that was played two days ago," Subban said. He also talked of the NHLs diversity -- "tons of players from different backgrounds, from different places around the world and thats what makes this league so special and thats what makes sports so special. It brings everybody together." Joe Greene Jersey . I kept my eyes focused up on the camera during each approach. I just tried to stay focused on my form, as I didnt know what the ball reaction was. I was quite emotional at the end. 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Thats kind of where he made his money tonight.Memphis took an 11-point lead in the opening minutes of the final period. Orlando cut it to four points with just over a minute to play, but Green gave the Grizzlies some breathing room with back-to-back dunks.Memphis played for the first time this season without starting point guard Mike Conley, who sat with a sprained right ankle. He watched from the bench wore a boot on his right foot. He said afterward the he likes what Green brings to the rotation.Adding a guy like Jeff just gives us that much more versatility, Conley said. He can come off the bench and play three, play four, hes athletic, a lot of things weve been looking for in a player. He fills that void.Elfrid Payton led the Magic with career highs of 22 points and 12 assists.Payton and Victor Oladipo exploited Conleys absence and were able to get into the lane to create offence and push the tempo at times. Oladipo finished with 16 points, but was just 7 for 17 from the field.The Grizzlies dominated in the paint throughout the night, outsccoring the Magic 58-42 for the game. Jack Ham Jersey. The loss also kept Orlando from notching its first three-game winning streak of the season.___TIP-INSGrizzlies: With Conley sitting out, Gasol is the only Memphis players to appear in every game this season. ...Joerger picked up his fifth technical of the season in the third quarter.Magic: F Tobias Harris missed his fourth straight game with a sprained left ankle. ...Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said rookie F Aaron Gordon (fractured left foot) has been cleared for practice, but remained on the inactive list Friday night. Vaughn said the timeline for his return remains fluid. He had surgery Nov. 21 and has missed 32 games. I dont have a date for you, Vaughn said. We always want to put guys back on the floor when theyre comfortable. Once he gets back on the floor, well just be smart about his minutes.HISTORIC CONNECTIONMagic F Tobias Harris is being featured in this weeks edition of NBA TVs NBA Inside Stuff in a segment about his grandfather, Lt. Col. John Mulzac, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. In the segment, which is part of the NBAs celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Harris and his mother, Lisa Harris, discuss how they were both inspired by his experiences. Such a great guy, and hes always given us knowledge about life and just about being the best that you can be, Harris says in the segment. So as a kid growing up and being able to hear from him, and hear those types of lessons, it definitely made me the person that I am today.NBA Inside Stuff airs Saturday at noon EST.UP NEXTGrizzlies: Host Portland on Saturday night.Magic: Host Oklahoma City on Sunday night.___Follow Kyle Hightower on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/khightower Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '
SHEFFIELD, England -- Italys Vincenzo Nibali displayed his riding smarts at the Tour de France, winning Stage 2 on Sunday and taking the yellow jersey after a well-choreographed attack on rivals in the postindustrial English city known for "The Full Monty. Cheap Buccaneers Jerseys Authentic ." The Astana team leader nicknamed "The Shark" for his road savvy took the final lead in a cycling dance of sorts with other title hopefuls, who took turns in front in the last stretch through a sea of fans from York to Sheffield. Nibali perhaps had more at stake: The 29-year-old rider has won the Italian Giro and Spains Vuelta, but has never captured cyclings showcase event. The victory on Sunday gave him both his first Tour stage win and yellow jersey, and sent a message that he could contend to take it home from Paris in three weeks. With less than two kilometres left, Nibali escaped a 21-man breakaway bunch at the end of the 201-kilometre course over nine heath-covered hills of Yorkshire, and held off their late surge. England is hosting the first three Tour stages this year. GERMAN LOSES YELLOW JERSEY Marcel Kittel, a powerful German sprinter who often struggles on climbs, trailed nearly 20 minutes back and lost the yellow jersey that he had captured by winning Stage 1. While the Italian won the fight to the line, under the shadow of a black Sheffield Forgemasters tower, defending champion Chris Froome of Britain and two-time winner Alberto Contador of Spain are focusing more on the overall race -- which ends July 27 on Paris Champs-Elysees. Overall, Nibali leads 20 other riders by two seconds, including Froome in fifth place and Contador in eighth. A six-man breakaway bunch tried its chances early, but got swallowed up by the pack with less than 40 kilometres left. Then, the big race stars moved to the front, splitting the pack. Contador, Froome, and Americans Andrew Talansky and Tejay van Garderen all spent time at the front. At times, they mustered bursts of speed or zipped across with width of the road in tactical manoeuvrs. "In the finale, a lot of contenders were making moves: Nibali ended up taking two seconds on us," Froome said. "Its not a big margin. For me, it was about staying out of trouble to stay at the front, and avoiding any major issues or splits. "Im tired, but I hope everyones tired after a day like today." TIME TO WORK, ASTANA Dave Brailsford, boss of Froomes Team Sky, said the leaders actually "were all hesitant, because nobody wanted the jersey." In the cycling playbook, the yellow shirt brings both glory and responsibility. Brailsford said: "Astana will have to now defend it, which is pretty good for anybody else. "Perfect. Theyve got to work." Nibali didnt dare claim he might keep it all the way to Paris, saying "the Tour de France doesnt stop here: We have three weeks to go, and very tough and tricky stages lie ahead." Mondays stage should be a far less grueling ride: Riders cover 155 kilometres from Cambridge to London, where the pack will finish on the Mall not far from Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. CROWDS FOR A CLASSIC STAGE The course Sunday resembled that of historic one-day races known as "classics," which often feature hilly terrain. Michael Rodgers, an Australian on Contadors Tinkoff-Saxo Bank team, called it "a bit of a special stage, like the Amstel Gold Race, but with 20 times the people." New roads for cyclings greatest race also mean new audiences, some of whom are so enthusiastic and eager for a selfie with the pack that they might not realize the hazards of getting too close to the riders as they go by. Untold thousands turned out just hours after one of the biggest British stars in the race, Mark Cavendish, dropped out because of pain from a separated right shoulder sustained in a crash Saturday. "There are thousands and thousands of people. Its great but its also dangerous," Contador said. Race officials say millions of fans have flooded the course route in just the first two stages. While Yorkshire doesnt have ascents on a par with the Alps or Pyrenees in France, riders faced nine low- to mid-grade climbs. The hardest was the Holme Moss pass. The steepest was also the shortest: The 800-meter Jenkin Road pass had an average gradient of 10.8 per cent. Several riders crashed. Simon Gerrans, who went down with Cavendish in Saturdays stage, also spilled -- as did van Garderen and Joachim Rodriguez, the third-place finisher in the 2013 Tour. All recovered to finish the stage. On the up-and-down, picturesque course, the 197-rider peloton scaled a narrow, cobblestone hill in Haworth, where the Bronte sisters -- the famed 19th-century novelists -- lived when their father was parson in the town. John Lynch Jersey .Best moustache: How can we not give this to Lanny McDonald? Check out the duster for yourself. Lee Roy Selmon Jersey . They are back to a game above .500 on the year and back to .500 on the road. It was their 10th extra time game of the year, and only the second one that did not got to a shootout.EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Running back David Wilsons second season with the New York Giants is over and his career might be in doubt because of a neck injury. The Giants placed their 2012 first-round draft pick on season-ending injured reserve Thursday, roughly a month after he was hurt against the Eagles. Wilson sustained a herniated disk and tests showed some narrowing of his spinal column. An examination Monday showed improvement in the herniation, but not enough to let him play. Coach Tom Coughlin does not think that Wilson will need surgery. Still, there is concern. Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka had a similar injury in 2010, sparking concern about his career. His injury healed with time and he returned and played a big role in the Giants 2011 Super Bowl season. Wilson was handed the Giants starting job at halfback after Ahmad Bradshaw was released after last season. He lost two fumbles in the season opener at Dallas and struggled most of the season playing behind a revamped offensive line. He finished with 44 carries for 146 yards and a touchdown. Jamel Dean Jersey. The Giants also placed defensive tackle Shaun Rogers (knee) on injured reserve. The team activated running back Andre Brown from recallable injured reserve and defensive tackle Markus Kuhn from the reserve/physically unable to perform list. Brown was expected to be Wilsons backup this season, but he broke his left leg in the preseason finale against New England. He is expected to be active for Sundays game against Oakland, sharing the load with Peyton Hillis and Brandon Jacobs. Brown rushed for 385 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns last season. Rogers had nine tackles as a backup before being hurt against Minnesota on Oct. 21. The 13-year veteran spent the 2012 season on injured reserve after developing a blood clot in his leg. A seventh-round draft choice in 2012, Kuhn played in 10 games with one start as a rookie. He had 14 tackles (seven solo) and three passes defenced before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in a game on Nov. 11 against Cincinnati. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '
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