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Reddit users are great because they can give you the background on just about anything. Marvin Harrison Womens Jersey . </br></br> Apparently this took place at a soccer stadium for a club match in Brazil. The team this guys appears to be rooting for is SC Internacional They are all most likely southern Brazilian. SC Internacional is a club team from "Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul" Darius Leonard Jersey . Ramirez is still hitting behind Puig, only now they are in the third and fourth spots, and the change is starting to generate positive results for manager Don Mattingly. Parris Campbell Jersey . -- Arizona coach Bruce Arians says there "were obviously very, very many problems" with the officiating in the Cardinals 24-21 loss at Philadelphia.LONDON -- Novak Djokovics large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federers regal presence and resurgent play. No man has won tennis oldest major tournament more often than Federer, and he was not about to let it go easily. Djokovic went from being a point from victory in the fourth set to suddenly caught in the crucible of a fifth, and knew all too well that he had come up short in recent Grand Slam title matches. Steeling himself when he so desperately needed to, Serbias Djokovic held on for a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 victory after nearly four hours of momentum shifts Sunday to win Wimbledon for the second time -- and deny Switzerlands Federer what would have been a record eighth championship at the All England Club. "I could have easily lost my concentration in the fifth and just handed him the win. But I didnt, and thats why this win has a special importance to me, mentally," Djokovic said. "I managed to not just win against my opponent, but win against myself, as well, and find that inner strength." Cradling his trophy during the post-match ceremony, Djokovic addressed Federer directly, saying: "I respect your career and everything you have done. And thank you for letting me win today." Even Federer had to smile at that line. Truth is, Djokovic deserved plenty of credit for figuring out a way to raise his Grand Slam total to seven titles and allows him to overtake Rafael Nadal at No. 1 in the rankings. "Novak deserved it at the end, clearly," said Federer, who hadnt been to a Grand Slam final since winning his 17th major at Wimbledon in 2012, "but it was extremely close." Federer, who turns 33 next month, won 88 of 89 service games through the semifinals and produced 29 aces in the final, but Djokovic broke him four times. Federer went to the net aggressively, only to see Djokovic zoom more than a dozen passing shots past him. And with most of the Centre Court crowd of about 15,000 raucously cheering for Federer, the 27-year-old Djokovic kept believing in himself. That part might have been the most difficult, given that Djokovic lost his past three major finals, and five of his past six, including against Andy Murray at Wimbledon last year, and aagainst Nadal at the French Open last month. Marshall Faulk Colts Jersey. "Started doubting, of course, a little bit," Djokovic said. "I needed this win a lot." Boris Becker, the three-time Wimbledon champion who began coaching Djokovic this season, called the new champion "the biggest competitor" and praised "his sense of not giving up, giving it always another try." "It couldve gone either way in the fifth set," said Becker, whose former rival as a player, Stefan Edberg, coaches Federer. "Novak finds another way. He digs deep and finds another way." Djokovic built a 5-2 lead in the fourth set and served for the championship at 5-3. But Federer broke there for the first time all afternoon, smacking a forehand winner as Djokovic slipped and fell on a patch of brown dirt. Djokovic took a nastier tumble in the second set, hurting his left leg and prompting the first of two medical timeouts; he got his right calf massaged by a trainer in the fifth. With Federer serving at 5-4 in the fourth, he double-faulted to 30-all, then netted a backhand for 30-40 -- handing Djokovic a match point. Federer hit a 118 mph (190 kph) serve that was called out, but he challenged the ruling, and the replay showed the ball touched a line for an ace. That was part of Federers five-game run to force a fifth set. It would be another 42 minutes until Djokovic again stood so close to triumph. "Cant believe I made it to five," Federer said. "Wasnt looking good there for a while." In truth, after so much drama, the ending was anticlimactic. Trailing 5-4 but serving, Federer missed four groundstrokes, pushing a backhand into the net on Djokovics second match point. Victory his, Djokovic knelt on the most hallowed tennis court in the world, plucked a blade of grass and shoved it in his mouth, just as he did after his 2011 Wimbledon title. He dedicated this victory to his pregnant fiancee "and our future baby," and to Jelena Gencic, his first tennis coach, who died last year. "This is the best tournament in the world, the most valuable one," Djokovic said. "The first tennis match that I ever (saw) in my life, when I was 5 years old, was Wimbledon, and that image stuck (in) my mind." ' ' '
Usain Bolt has hit out at sprint rival Justin Gatlin after the American criticised him for missing the Jamaican trials with a hamstring injury. Babe Herman Dodgers Jersey . Bolt, who received a medical exemption from the trials, won his final race before Rio on Friday, clocking 19.89 seconds over 200 metres at the Anniversary Games in London.However, Gatlin was one of a number of United States sprinters who claimed the Jamaican had received preferential treatment in missing the trials, which he claimed he would not have received if he were American. Hes injured, gets a medical pass, thats what his country does. Our country doesnt do that, Gatlin was quoted as saying in the American press. Gatlin claims Bolt would not have been able to miss the trials had he been American The six-time Olympic champion responded to the comments made about him by Gatlin, after the comfortable victory proved his fitness for Rio 2016, which starts in less than two weeks.For me I felt it was a joke, I felt it was a disrespect they think Id back out of a trials, Bolt said.Ive proven myself year on year that Im the greatest. I laughed when I heard it, I was disappointed, especially in Justin Gatlin.Gatlin won two silver medals at the World Championships in Beijing last year in the 100m and 200m, finishing behind Bolt in both events.  Also See: Bolt, Harrison star in London Farah sympathy for clean Russians Putin makes pledge on doping The Fall: Budd v Decker Kenta Maeda Jersey .Under the agreement announced Monday, the Cuban defector is guaranteed $68.5 million over six seasons.Tomas gets a $14 million signing bonus that is payable within 30 days of the deals approval by Major League Baseball, and then salaries of $2 million next year, $4 million in 2016, $6 million in 2017 and $10 million in 2018. Joc Pederson Youth Jersey . However, it wasnt a problem on Monday night. Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves for his 56th career shutout in the New York Islanders 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night. IMOLA, Italy -- The crowd resembled the kind of gathering normally reserved for a Formula One podium celebration. Only this time, the thousands in attendance fell silent at exactly 2:17 p.m. Fans, family members plus fellow and current drivers attended a solemn but also festive memorial Thursday to mark the exact 20th anniversary of Ayrton Sennas death at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. The ceremony was held on the Imola circuits TTamburello curve where Senna crashed into a concrete wall at about 300 kph (185 mph). Mike Piazza Youth Jersey. Austrian rookie Roland Ratzenberger, who died in qualifying a day before, was also remembered. Among those in attendance were Gerhard Berger, Sennas teammate with McLaren, and current Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen. Berger says "I think we all agree that he was the best driver of all time." ' ' '
SUNRISE, Fla. Dedryck Boyata Jersey . - The Florida Panthers are getting some Army training to finish off their preparations for the season.Florida will spend Sunday through Tuesday at West Point for training and team-bonding exercises, before flying back south to open the regular season at Tampa Bay on Thursday.Its going to be big, first-year Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said. We had 51 players in camp and now were getting down to the nitty-gritty. Were going to have our team picked very shortly. Itll be good to get the guys together and I think going to West Point will be a real positive for us.Florida closes the preseason in Tampa on Saturday, and then heads north to West Point. Panthers owner Vincent Viola is a 1977 graduate of the United States Military Academy, and the team has several West Point graduates and military veterans working in the front office.The trip has been scheduled for several weeks. Florida released several specifics on Friday, with things such as field problems designed to test mental and physical strength; a hike up Torn Mountain; team barbecues and meals in the Cadet Dining Hall all on the schedule, along with actual hockey work.Were figuring out how to work together, Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau said. New coach, new system, and weve got to all get on the same page. Were going to figure out how to be a real team, a close team.Its the Panthers third visit to West Point for training and team bonding. Several other teams have done so in recent years as well.I havent done it in the past but Ive heard good things about it and I know our guys are excited about it, so thats the main thing, Gallant said. Well have two or three good practice days there, plus some good off-ice stuff. Im looking forward to it.The Panthers, who are winless in five preseason games with just nine goals so far, got their roster down to 24 on Friday by placing defenceman Blake Parlett on injured reserve and assigning forwards Rocco Grimaldi, Quinton Howden, Drew Shore and Vincent Trocheck, along with defencemen Alex Petrovic and Mackenzie Weegar to the teams AHL affiliate in San Antonio.For the most part, it will be the regular Panthers lineup on the ice Saturday in the preseason finale, with at least one notable exception. Starting goalie Roberto Luongo said he does not plan to play, with backup Al Montoya likely to get the nod instead.Luongo isnt worried about the lack of preseason offence.Right now were not worried about goals, Luongo said. Were worried about keeping the scoring chances down. We want to give ourselves a chance to win every night and in order to do that weve got to play well defensively. Vincent Kompany Jersey . Chris Johnson singled with two outs off left-hander Jerry Blevins (1-1), and Schafer pinch ran. With a 2-2 count, Schafer ran on the pitch and Upton dropped a single in front of Bryce Harper. Schafer already was rounding third when Schafer bobbled the ball. Thorgan Hazard Belgium Jersey . Its been a successful Games for Canada, which will finish near the top of the medal standings again. From repeat gold medal winners to multiple medal winners to undefeated teams to acts that define the Olympic spirit, there are many solid candidates who could be considered to receive the honour.PHILADELHIA, Pa. -- Kyle Buchanan scored four goals and added three assists to lead the Philadelphia Wings over the Vancouver Stealth 15-9 in National Lacrosse League action on Saturday. Pat Saunders had three goals and three assists, Garrett Thul scored twice, Jordan Hall had a goal and seven assists, Kevin Crowley scored once and helped on three more, and Tracey Kelusky, Chad Wiedmaier, Brodie Merrill and Brett Manney added singles for Philadelphia (3-3). On the Stealth (2-5) side, Rhyys Duch scored twice and added three assists, Tyler Digby and Brett Hickey both had two goals and one assist, Cliff Smith and Tyler Garrison each had a goal and two assists, and Justin Salt added the other Vancouver goal. Marouane Fellaini Jersey. . Philadelphia goalie Evan Kirk made 39 saves for the win. Vancouvers Tyler Richards and Matt Roik combined for 38 saves, with Richards making 32 on 43 shots through just over 52 minutes, and Roik stopping five of nine shots he faced in 7:56. ' ' '
NEW ORLEANS -- Tony Parker was causing the Pelicans so much trouble with his dazzling dribble drives that New Orleans best defender, agile big man Anthony Davis, stepped out to challenge the shifty San Antonio point guard on the perimeter during the critical final five minutes. Rod Woodson Jersey . With a shoulder fake to his right and a cross-over dribble to the left, Parker wrong-footed Davis and exploded down an open lane for yet another easy layup. Parker scored 21 of his 32 points in the second half and also doled out nine assists, and the Spurs overcame a 14-point deficit en route to a 102-95 victory over the Pelicans on Monday night. "Tony pretty much carved them up," said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, referring to Parker as "a monster" down the stretch. Tim Duncan scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half, and Marco Belinelli added 13 against his former club. Davis had 17 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks, Anthony Morrow added 20 points and Eric Gordon scored 19 for the Pelicans, who appeared in line for their fifth win in six games when they led by 14 near the end of the third quarter. The Spurs had other plans, outscoring New Orleans 38-19 in the final period. "Finally, in the fourth quarter, we were more physical and played better defence," Parker said. "And we just know how to win. ... In the fourth quarter, when its tight, we know how to execute and we know what we want to do on offence." Duncan had a difficult first half, hitting only two of his first eight shots and even missing a dunk, but looked like his usual self when it mattered. He opened the third quarter by making 5 of 7 shots. Parker added 10 points in the quarter, and his scoop shot had San Antonio as close as 65-62 with 3:13 left in the period. But New Orleans regained its rhythm once more while the Spurs briefly came unhinged. Shortly after Morrows 3 made it 70-62, Parker and Duncan were called for technical fouls on the same offensive possession. Morrow made both free throws, then got fouled and made two more free throws, and New Orleans went back up by 14 on Greg Stiemsmas tip-in. San Antonio simply wouldnt go away, suffocating New Orleans shooters and forcing four turnovers in the first six minutes of the final quarter. "We had some costly turnovers," Pelicans coach Monty Williams said. "A number of our guys, you look at our numbers, we just did not shoot the ball well across the board, in the fourth quarter for sure." The Pelicans has 16 turnovers in all, leading to 18 San Antonio points, and New Orleans made only 8 of 21 shots (38 per cent) in the final period. That, combined with Parkers clutch play, was too much to overcome. "Tony Parker got it going and we didnt corral him enough when he got in the paint," Morrow said. "He just made more plays down the stretch." The Spurs, meanwhile, took over the game with a 12-0 run that began when Patty Mills hit a 19-foot jumper and followed that with a 3. Then Danny Green, back from a broken left hand to play for the first time in 10 games, made his first shot -- a 3-pointer -- on his seventh attempt with 7:24 to go to pull the Spurs to 82-78. Parker completed the comeback a few plays later with his driving floater that tied it at 82 with 5:48 to go. "We played badly for 24-plus minutes -- made a lot of mistakes and finally put a stretch together," Duncan said. "We finally made some shots, honestly. We made, I think, two 3s in a row during the run that were big for us. We just needed something. We needed some kind of spark, some kind of stop-and-score. ... We had a crew in there that did it well." The Pelicans shot nearly 57 per cent in the first half (21 of 37) and led for most of it. Morrow made five of his first six shots and Gordon had 12 early points, including a 3 that put the Pelicans up 54-42 at halftime. NOTES: Green finished with 7 points in 30 minutes in what was his first action since Jan. 12. ... Pelicans G Tyreke Evans played only five minutes, leaving the game for good shortly after hurting his right ribs in a collision with Matt Bonner. ... The halftime performer, tight-rope artist Fletcher Runyan, drew empathetic groans from the crowd when he fell and straddled the rope. After sitting on the rope with a pained expression on his face for several seconds, he gingerly got back up, landed a successful backflip, then smiled and waved as he walked off the court to applause. Zach Gentry Womens Jersey . It took five games, but the Celtics finally helped Stevens earn his first NBA victory. "Im going to celebrate for a whole 12 minutes, and then Im going to start watching Orlando and trying to figure them out," the first-year Celtics coach said after Boston beat the Utah Jazz, one of the leagues other winless teams, 97-87 on Wednesday night. Custom Pittsburgh Steelers Jerseys . 25 against Miami. Hillis left Browns Stadium about two hours before kickoff, a decision that has led to speculation he was upset over ongoing negotiations with the club on a contract extension.BAKU, Azerbaijan -- Top seed Sorana Cirstea of Romania struggled past wild card Ons Jabeur of Tunisia 6-3, 6-3 to open her account in the Baku Cup on Tuesday. Cirstea previously had trouble with Jabeur in Doha last year. This time, they shared 15 double faults and 11 service breaks before Cirstea prevailed. Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, who won her maiden WTA title her last year and was back as the Noo. Benny Snell Jr. Youth Jersey. 2 seed, defeated qualifier Nigina Abduraimova of Uzbekistan 6-2, 6-4. However, three seeds lost: No. 3 Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia to qualifier Misa Eguchi of Japan, No. 4 Kurumi Nara of Japan to Francesa Schiavone, who landed less than half of her first serves, and No. 7 Heather Watson of Britain to Kristina Mladenovic of France, who leads their head-to-heads 3-2. ' ' '
PARIS - Teenager Belinda Bencic eased past Virginie Razzano 6-1, 6-1 Sunday to bring Switzerland level with France at 2-2 in the first round of their Fed Cup World Group II tie. Zack Wheeler Mets Jersey . Bencic showed great composure to break Razzano five times in the one-sided match. "I just played with no pressure," Bencic told Sport Plus television. "I just enjoyed the match. I was so relaxed." Bencic took a 4-0 lead and won the first set when Razzano netted a volley. The 16-year-old Swiss capitalized on two forehand errors from Razzano to also break serve at 2-1 and 4-1 in the final set. Bencic converted her third match point when the 30-year-old Razzano sent a backhand into the net. "I couldnt do anything against her today," Razzano told Sport Plus television. "I think shes an unbelievable player. She plays some dream tennis. Her future is promising." Earlier, Alize Cornet beat Timea Bacsinszky 6-2, 7-6 (4) to give France a 2-1 lead. Cornet won six straight games to rally from a 2-0 deficit and take the first set. The 25th-ranked Frenchwoman broke back twice in the second set before Bacsinszky saved a match point at 5-4. In the tiebreaker, Cornet jumped to a 5-2 lead and clinched victory when Bacsinszkys backhand sailed wide. "Amelie kept her trust in me today and Im glad I did not prove her wrong," Cornet said in reference to France captain Amelie Mauresmo. In Saturdays singles, Razzano dismissed Stefanie Voegele 6-2, 6-1 to put France ahead before Bencic upset Cornet 7-5, 6-4 to level the tie. Gary Carter Jersey . The commissioners office said Friday that Sears tested positive for metabolites of Methandienone. Sears will be 23 in March. He signed with the Braves in June 2013 out of Arizona Christian, an NAIA school, and is on the roster of the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Braves. Tom Seaver Mets Jersey . As TSN reported Thursday, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport is under intense pressure from the federal government to focus drug testing on athletes who compete in international events representing Canada. Since funding for the tests has been frozen and the cost of testing can eclipse $1,000 per test, university athletes in a number of sports are being tested less often.ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos placed Ryan Clady on season-ending injured reserve after the Pro Bowl left tackle hurt his left foot last weekend. Clady will soon undergo surgery to fix his foot. To fill Cladys spot, the Broncos brought in veteran tackle Winston Justice. Clady was hurt in the closing minutes Sunday when Giants defensive lineman Culllen Jenkins rolled up on him while the Broncos were trying to run out the clock in their 41-23 win. Travis dArnaud Mets Jersey. Clady has protected Peyton Mannings blindside since the four-time MVP arrived in Denver last season. Chris Clark is expected to step in for Clady, whos never missed a start since being a first-round pick in 2008 out of Boise State. ' ' '
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork. Real Jordan Shoes Cheap .com) - C.J. Andersons three touchdown runs and a solid defensive effort led the Denver Broncos to a narrow 24-17 victory over the playoff-hopeful Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Peyton Manning failed to throw a touchdown pass for the first time in over four years, but the Broncos (10-3) nevertheless came away with their third straight win and stayed in sole possession of first place in the AFC West. Manning threw two interceptions and finished with a season-low in passing yards (173) for the second straight week. His streak of tossing a TD pass ended at 51, one shy of tying Tom Brady for the second-longest in NFL history. Anderson and Juwan Thompson combined for 121 yards on the ground, and Wes Welker caught six passes for 82 yards for the victors. Buffalo (7-6) forced three turnovers but gave it away three times as well. Kyle Orton threw for 355 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for the Bills, who were trying to win three in a row for the first time since the start of the 2011 season. Air Jordan Nz .J. -- All those records, all for naught. Cheap Jordans Shoes Free Shipping . Peko, a fourth-round pick in 2006, started all 16 games and a playoff loss to San Diego last season. He was second on the line with 72 tackles and had a career-high three sacks.INDIANAPOLIS -- Washington keeps finding ways to break through old, stubborn barriers. Even in the unlikeliest place of all -- Indiana. Bradley Beal scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Trevor Ariza added 22 and the Wizards held off the Pacers with a stout defence over the final 7 1/2 minutes Monday night to get a 102-96 win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. It was Washingtons first second-round win in 32 years. "We know its a tough building to play in. We havent won here in a while," Ariza said after the Wizards snapped a 12-game losing streak in Indy. "Why wouldnt this be the best time to come here and get a win -- in the playoffs?" The Wizards know there is a lot more work to do in this best-of-seven series. Game 2 is Wednesday in Indianapolis. So far, though, things have gone well for the upstart Wizards. After clinching their first playoff berth since 2008, the Wizards have advanced to the second round for the first time since 2005, won at Indiana for the first time since April 18, 2007, and have their first second-round win since April 28, 1982. Washington has opened these playoffs with four straight road wins and put the pressure right back on the top seed in the Eastern Conference. It doesnt get better than that for a young team that beat Chicago 4-1 in the opening round. "The way I think about it, Im 20 years old, Im playing in the playoffs, something Ive always dreamed of. Why not embrace it?" Beal said. "Why not accept the challenge and have fun with it? Thats all Im doing -- having fun." For the Pacers, it was another kick in the pants. After salvaging their season with two straight wins to beat Atlanta in seven games, Indiana lost Game 1 for the second straight series and for many of the same reasons. They were outrebounded 53-36 and were outscored 19-5 on second-chance points. They got beat outside as Washington made a franchise playoff-record 10 3-pointers with Ariza going 6 of 6. They got no points and no rebounds from 7-foot-2 centre Roy Hibbert, who has looked nothing like the All-Star he was during the first half of the season. And when they were desperately trying to rally in the fourth quarter, Indiana went 7 minutes without a basket. Things got so frustrating that even the emotional Lance Stephenson lost his cool and snapped at coach Frank Vogel when he was yanked with 1 minute to play in the third quarter. Cheap Jordans For Sale. Vogel said he took Stephenson out because he didnt want him playing 48 minutes. Stephenson said he was mostly mad at himself. "I waited too late," Stephenson said. "Third quarter was too late to turn (it) up. I mean we need to come out first quarter and turn (it) up and get everybody going so the second half we could already have that pace." Paul George and George Hill scored 18 points each to lead the Pacers, though half of Hills points came on three 3s in the final minute when it was too late to come back. David West added 15 points and 12 rebounds. The Wizards trailed once all game, 31-30, and retook the lead on the ensuing possession. But Washington won this one in large part because it beat Indiana at its own game. Marcin Gortat had 15 rebounds, six on the offensive end where Washington held a 17-6 advantage. The defence limited Indiana to 40.7 per cent shooting and never allowed them to get closer than six points until the final minute of the game. By then it was too late. Washington jumped to an 8-0 lead and led 28-15 lead at the end of the first quarter. After the Pacers charged back to take the lead, the Wizards closed the half with a decisive 17-6 run to make it 56-43. Washington took its biggest lead of the game, 68-52, midway through the third quarter with the Pacers in full catch-up mode. Indiana got within six late in the third, within seven early in the fourth and within five when Hill hit a 3 with 23.6 seconds to go. That was as close the Pacers got. "We won one game here in Indiana, but we still have to get three more," Beal said. "We have to be more desperate each and every game." NOTES: Washington has won seven straight on the road and nine of its last 10 including the regular season. ... Indiana held Washington to 66 points on Jan. 10, the lowest single-game point total in the NBA this season. It took the Wizards only 26:02 to top that mark Monday. ... Washington shot 62.5 per cent from 3-point range (10 of 16), the best against Indiana this season. ... Robert Mathis and Reggie Wayne of the Colts attended the game. ' ' '
ATLANTA -- Kyle Korver was concerned that the Atlanta Hawks were about to squander another chance to beat a struggling opponent. Asics Gel Quantum 360 Mens Sale . "We easily couldve hung our heads there, but we kept fighting, got some good looks and we knocked them down," he said. "The momentum switched our way, and we could just feel it. The game turned really quickly." Jeff Teague scored 19 points, Korver added 17 and the Hawks helped their playoff chances with a 105-97 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. With four games remaining in the regular season, Atlanta increased its lead to two games over the New York Knicks for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot. Avery Bradley finished with 24 points and Rajon Rondo had 19 points with 12 assists for Boston, which has lost nine straight. The Celtics dropped their 13th in a row on the road, breaking the franchise mark set during the final 13 games of 1978-79. The Hawks, who never trailed after Korver hit his second straight 3-pointer to make it 93-92 with 3:09 remaining, avoided losing at home for the second straight night to a team eliminated from playoff contention. Teague and Korver combined for 18 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals in the fourth quarter. Paul Millsap finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds and Elton Brand added 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Hawks, who have won four of six. Atlanta lost to Detroit on Tuesday. "We knew we had to win," Teague said. "It was a must win for us, so we came out played with a lot of intensity in the fourth quarter." Boston, which blew a 19-point, third-quarter lead and lost at Detroit in its most recent game on Saturday, couldnt hold a nine-point advantage with 5:44 remaining. "In the second half we had a big lead and we let them back in it," Rondo said. "We have to get stops, and I start with myself and turning the ball over. They turned up the pressure in the fourth quarter and took us out of our offence." The Hawks next three games are against teams ahead of them in the East, including Saturday at home against two-time defending champion Miami. Atlanta matched its biggest lead of the first half at 14 when Shelvin Mack hit a 3 to make it 49-35 at the 6:31 mark of the second. But Rondo, who sat out the loss to the Pistons to rest his surgically repaired right knee, scored seven points in the last 2:34 of the second, helping Boston cut the lead to 56-51 at halftime. Rondo had a few dazzling moments in his first game in Atlanta since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament Jan. 25, 2013, at Philips Arena. Early in the third, Jared Sullinger stole the ball from Brand under the Atlanta basket and flipped the ball to Rondo, who bounced a pass halfway up the court that led to Jeff Greens fastbreak layup and cut the lead to 56-53. About 6 minutes later, Rondo stole an inbound pass from Brand and hit a runner. He followed on the ensuing possession by driving on Teague and hitting a jumper in the lane to give Boston its first lead at 67-66. The Celtics biggest lead was nine on Rondos two free throws with 5:44 remaining. But Boston was outscored 19-3 over the next 4:31. "Our defence was what really fueled it," Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer said. "We picked up our pressure and our effort. We some turnovers and some steals that led to transition baskets, especially a couple of those transition 3s for Kyle." NOTES: Bradley played his first game after missing the past three with a strained right Achilles tendon. ... Sullinger finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds for Boston. ... Millsap has six straight double-doubles. ... Hawks F Pero Antic did not play because of a sore right ankle. ... Celtics F Kris Humphries did not travel after undergoing an MRI on his right knee. Coach Brad Stevens did not have an update on Humphries before the game. ... Atlanta has been outscored 40-14 on second-chance points in the past two games. ... Boston had won four of the previous five against the Hawks. Asics GT-2000 4 Mens . But last years runner-up Jarkko Nieminen crashed out despite winning the first set against Denis Istomin. Istomin fired 10 aces and won 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2 to even his career record against Nieminen at 3-3. Asics Gel Nimbus 17 Womens Sale . On paper, it looks a little like Andre the Giant taking on a midget wrestler. It has all the makings of a rout with the Americans adding an eighth win in nine outings of this biennial event. The Yanks have eight players in the top 15 in the world while the Internationals have just one.OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Washington Nationals placed first baseman Adam LaRoche on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right quad. The team announced the move late Saturday, but it wasnt made official until Sunday. LaRoche aggravated the injury during Fridays 8-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics and was held out of the final two games of the series. He was the Nationals leeading hitter in several categories and had five home runs and 21 RBIs before getting hurt. Reigning Champ Asics Gel Lyte 3 Grey. LaRoche joins Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and outfielder Bryce Harper on the DL. Tyler Moore was called up from Triple-A Syracuse before Sundays game against the As to replace LaRoche. Moore batted seventh and went hitless in three at-bats. ' ' '
MIAMI - Rookie Devyn Marble scored eight of his 13 points in overtime, and the Orlando Magic beat the Miami Heat 108-101 in a preseason game on Tuesday night. Nacho Monreal Arsenal Jersey .Nik Vucevic scored 16 for Orlando (1-0), Tobias Harris added 15 and Evan Fournier scored 13 for the Magic. Orlando wasted a seven-point lead in the final 3:08 of regulation, but Andrew Nicholsons baseline jumper tied it at 95-all with 0.2 seconds left.Luol Deng and Chris Bosh each scored 18 for Miami (0-2), which was flying to Brazil after the game and will face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers there on Saturday.James Ennis had 14 points and 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 11 and Mario Chalmers added 10 for the Heat off the bench.The Magic were without Victor Oladipo and Channing Frye, both out with sprained knee ligaments. Miami held out Josh McRoberts (toe) and Udonis Haslem. Danny Welbeck Arsenal Jersey . A 23-year-old rookie, Stroman is 4-2 with a 3.44 earned run average in 12 games this season, the past seven of those being starts. He logged the first scoreless outing of his career on Friday versus Oakland in a no-decision. Lucas Torreira Jersey . According to MMAFighting.com, MacDonald needs an x-ray on his right ankle and doctors clearance to fight or he will be subject to a mandatory medical suspension that will end on August 22, 2014.Defence wins Championships.  Prevailing wisdom has always suggested such, no matter the sport. Is there reason to question this sentiment? The team with the least goals against has won the Premier League six times in the last decade.  An impressive record and standing example for the merits of superior defensive play.  Chelsea at present time boasts a league-best 21 goals against, six goals better than the next best team defensively; giving good reason they are currently atop the table. Jose Mourinho continues to be praised as a tactical genius, getting the most out of his inherited squad of millionaires.  The woe, is me, little horse approach by Mourinho is comical.  Chelsea remains among the worlds top spenders with virtually unlimited resources.  Mourinho deploys a stifling, boring, and ultra-conservative approach because its his way of controlling a match, giving what he believes the best chance to win the battle and the war.  Thankfully for Jose, the talent of the likes of Hazard and Oscar mask what often times is negative football.  Other managers do not get equal acclaim as the Special One.  Thats unfortunate.  There is more than one way to win in football.  In fact, in a higher tempo, physically demanding and end-to-end nature of the Premier League, goals-for has proven a more decisive determinant to league glory than defensive record. The team with the most goals scored has won the league all but twice in the last decade.  If we want to operate in the world of clichés, than perhaps a good offence is the best defence.  While the Mourinho defensive model has merit, more attractive attacking football wins as well.   At the end of the day, fans want victories.  They want titles.  All things being equal, managers with bravery to open things up and go for it in an expansive brand of football is the ultimate combination.  Queue Liverpool Football Club, 2013-14. A team without the resources of Chelsea are keeping pace in the Premier League, not through a boring, grinding and grating brand of football.  Under Brendan Rodgers, purposeful ball possession and decisive attack rules the day.  In less than two years under his watch, Liverpool has gone from a team struggling to build from the back, failing to play the ball on the ground and void of identity not labeled hard-working.  This team has morphed into the most exciting, ruthless team in front of goal in the BPL.  Dreadful defensively, it has not mattered.  Liverpool is fourth in the table and is more likely to challenge for the title rather than fall out of the top four.  Only Newcastle has a worse defensive record in the top 11.  While a dip in form has been projected by most, there is no such demise in sight. Liverpool has scored an incredible league best 70 goals in 27 games; 21 better than leaders Chelsea and almost double that of fifth place Tottenham (36).  The Reds have scored 19 goals in their last six games. Luis Suarez who leads the league in goals (23) has only scored once in that span. Daniel Sturridge has been a revelation, automatic in front of goal with 18 in 19 games.  Much credit goes to SAS. But in fairness, a team approach with superior movement on and off the ball has created an incredible number of chances.  Only Manchester City has created more chances than Liverpools 352.  They have the most assists and are top five in virtually every passing category.  Theres no quantifiable statistic to gauge team belief.  But every time Liverpool is in and around the area, there is a genuine threat they are going to score.  Manchester City gets the plaudits for their attacking approach.  Liverpool hardly have the superstar talent outside of Suarez, but are every bit the attacking powerhouse. The triangles across the field, movement and vision on how to use the space are Rodgers greatest influence.  Stout defensive play is a work in progress.  They have more defensive errors than any team in the Premier League.  Rodgers is adamant its the players and not the system to blame for defensive frailties.   "The problem is it is not coaching.  Some of the things we concede goals in, you cant coach that.  Theres a feel when you are in the game of how to defend and you have to use your experience to defend properly," explained Rodgers.  And hes absolutely right. First choice wing-backs Glen Johnson and Luis Enrique have missed long stretches through injury, but neither are reliable defensively.  Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel are both inconsistent and have been linked to moves elsewhere for quite some time.  Kolo Toure is a turrtle. Ainsley Maitland-Niles Arsenal Jersey.   And the rest fail to provide any confidence in front of goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Rodgers has tried everything to cover up the deficiencies.  Formations featuring 3, 4, or 5 at the back have been deployed, all to varying levels of success and failure.  The system has been less important than the consistency in approach.  Through the misgivings, there is an understanding how the team is going to play.  And the insistence on getting up the field down the wings, with Steven Gerrard playing a deeper role, sitting on top of the back four has been important for shape. The team will continue to evolve as Rodgers finds suitable defenders.  It will be critical this summer to find replacements.  Important for Liverpool is the direction is clear with team style and approach already determined. A strong has offence is equally important as stingy defence in all sport.  League leaders in Germany, France, Italy and Spain have all scored the most goals.  In the NFL, the Broncos number one offence got to the Super Bowl, only to come up short against the Seahawks number one defence.  Heading in, the offence was favoured.  The Boston Red Sox led Major League Baseball in offense last year and won the World Series. Liverpool is four points out with 11 to go.  The three teams above them are all competing in other competitions.  Liverpool can stay fresh with no distraction.  It would be truly a fairy tale story if they can pull this off.  And could go down as the team with the weakest defence to ever win a Premier League title.   Its all about the goals. Other Musings - In a matter of days the focus at Old Trafford has gone from Wayne Rooneys new £300,000 per week contract back to David Moyes under fire.  While a new lucrative, record setting contract for Rooney was a no-brainer, what to do about Moyes is more difficult.  Moyes was handed a six-year contract to be successor, hand-picked by Sir Alex Ferguson.  The former manager regularly speaks out against rash managerial changes in the game.  Ferguson preaches patience and consistency, much like the treatment he was given at United. That doesnt mean Moyes wasnt a mistake, or doesnt give any assurance he will be a success.  United continues to fail to perform under Moyes.  The product is not good enough.  Other managers have had instant success with their new teams: Mourinho, Manuel Pellegrini, Carlo Ancelotti, and Pep Guardiola to name a few, managing teams in the same conversation as giants Manchester United.  The excuse mongering for Moyes, whether it be the players or approach doesnt hold water.  There are challenges for any new manager.  It seems Moyes was ill prepared or ill equipped to deal with the task at hand.   It seems Manchester United are ready to make it rain, splashing cash to compete with their fellow big boys in European football.  But should Moyes be trusted to spend the war chest wisely?  What experience does he have in doing so?  And how much rope will he be given if next season starts poorly?  Its a massive risk rolling with Moyes.  Remaining loyal and committed to a manager is an honourable trait.  But it only works when you have the right man.  There has been nothing to suggest Moyes is the right fit other than the word of Sir Alex.  A stubborn, bullish approach on Moyes isnt whats needed.  Can Ferguson admit he potentially made a critical error in judgment on his successor?   - Panic over poor English results in the first leg of the round of 16 in the Champions League have the knives out already.  Its a referendum every year about what league is the best in the world, which is nonsense.  There is no shame for Manchester City losing to Barcelona, and Arsenal to Bayern Munich, home or away.  Both were beat by superior sides.  Much plays into success and failure in the Champions League.  Domestic schedule and form, fitness, proper officiating and a bit of luck are all needed in required in Europe.  Only Manchester United can be seen as a disappointment after their first leg display.  And funny enough, its United, along with Chelsea with the best chances of advancing.  Its all about the match-up, not which domestic league is superior. - Southamptons Luke Shaw is deserved of his call-up to England for next weeks friendly against Denmark.  The 18-year old has been superior to Leighton Baines, Ashley Cole and Kieran Gibbs at left back this campaign.  The future is now for England.  Age should not matter.  Shaw at Brazil 2014 would be a step in the right direction. 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BUFFALO, N. Nike Shox NZ .Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres are shuffling their roster by promoting forward Phil Varone from their AHL affiliate in Rochester. The Sabres, on Wednesday, also demoted defenceman Brayden McNabb and forward Kevin Porter to Rochester. Varone is in his third season with Rochester, and leads the Americans with 33 points (eight goals, 25 assists) in 38 games this season. He gets an opportunity to make his NHL debut as early as Thursday, when Buffalo hosts Carolina. The Sabres (13-28-7) are last in the NHL and 0-2-2 in their past four. Porter has an assist in 12 games, and McNabb has no points in 12 games with Buffalo season. The moves provide Porter and McNabb an opportunity to continue developing in the minors during the NHL Olympic break, which opens Feb. 9. Nike VaporMax Pour Homme Noir et Blanc . PAUL, Minn. Nike Vapormax Rouge . A day after FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said three stadiums would not be ready in time for the Dec. 31 deadline, Brazilian officials said they actually plan to deliver all six remaining venues after that date. They claim only three are delayed, with the other three being handed over after the expected date only because of problems accommodating the schedule of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who wants to be present for the ceremonies.SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Now that the Los Angeles Kings have made it halfway to a historic comeback, the task actually seems even more difficult now that they know how close they are. Jonathan Quick made 30 saves to shut out San Jose for the fourth time in his career in the post-season and the Kings staved off elimination for a second straight game by beating the Sharks 3-0 on Saturday night in Game 5 of their first-round series. "If anything, it seems a little more daunting because we came this far to get two, now we need to take two more," defenceman Drew Doughty said. "It puts more pressure on us because we can kind of smell it. We cant get ahead of ourselves. We have a lot of work ahead of us." Tyler Toffoli, Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter scored for the Kings, who have rebounded after losing the first three games of the series. Quick allowed 16 goals in those losses, but once again is starting to look like the goalie who stymied the Sharks in a second-round series a year ago. Antti Niemi allowed three goals on 19 shots and got pulled for the second straight game for the Sharks. Perhaps more importantly, San Jose also lost star defenceman Marc-Edouard Vlasic to an upper-body injury after he was elbowed in the head by Jarret Stoll late in the first period. "We did a lot of good things for 3 1/2 games. Tonight was red rotten," coach Todd McLellan said. "Thats simply put. When we started the series, we talked about leaving games behind, closing the book on it. Theres no doubt well look at it. We have to improve. But its put in the bank and well move on." They may have to do it without Vlasic. He is questionable for Game 6 on Monday night in Los Angeles as the Kings are looking to become just the fourth NHL team to overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series. They finally broke through in San Jose after losing five playoff games here the past two seasons and 12 of 13 games here overall. But they will need to win here again to complete the comeback as Game 7 will be in San Jose on Wednesday, if necessary. The Kings came out looking like a desperate team and dominated from the start against the listless Sharks, who were unable to feed off the energy from a frenzied crowd hoping to see a fierce rival get eliminated. "We had a good start,"; Quick said. Nike Pegasus 33 Homme. "We got a few shifts and we just tried to keep building on it. They came with a lot, too. They had a big pushback. Its not easy to win against this team. Theyre a great team for a reason." Los Angeles controlled the game on the ice, the shot clock and the scoreboard to take a 2-0 lead in the first period and mostly silence the crowd. The Kings opened the scoring when Tanner Pearson outraced Vlasic to a loose puck and fed a rushing Toffoli, who patiently skated around James Sheppard and beat Niemi with a shot from the slot to make it 1-0. The Kings made it 2-0 shortly after Joe Thornton was unable to bat a cross-ice pass from Brent Burns into an empty net. That fueled a 3-on-2 rush the other way and Kopitar knocked in a rebound of Dustin Browns shot. "Usually, we have really fast starts in this building and that wasnt the case tonight," Thornton said. "They started faster than us. Really, its a rarity around here. We just have to have better starts. Thats the bottom line." The Sharks responded to a 2-0 deficit in Game 2 that deficit with seven straight goals, but it was quickly clear that would not repeat when Carter banked a shot off Brad Stuarts skate for a power-play goal 22 seconds into the second period to end Niemis night. Alex Stalock came in and stopped 22 shots, but it was too late to save the Sharks in this game although it could make McLellan consider starting him in Game 6. "Well have to make some decisions throughout our lineup at every position because we werent obviously near good enough tonight," McLellan said. San Jose finally showed some life late in the second period, but by then Quick was on his game, robbing Brent Burns with a pad save on the power play late in the period. "I thought tonight was probably our best defensive game so far this series," Doughty said. "We dont want Quicky to have to stand on his head every night. We want to play well in front of him. We want to do things to make it a little easier for him. I thought we did that tonight but when he was called upon he was huge." NOTES: Niemi has been pulled four times in 38 playoff starts for San Jose, all against Los Angeles. ... Carter has points in nine straight playoff games dating to last season. ' ' '
Justin Williams buried the winning goal in overtime, giving the Los Angeles Kings a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers in Game One of the Stanley Cup Final. Derrick Henry Womens Jersey . The goal gave Williams eight goals and 20 points, ranking fourth in goals and tied for third in points for the postseason. Rangers D Dan Girardi wore the goat horns on the winning goal, coughing up a soft clearing attempt after he initially fanned on the puck. Kings C Mike Richards intercepted the puck, sent it to Williams in the slot and that was the game. While Kings LW Kyle Clifford played fewer minutes (9:03) than any of his teamamtes, the bruising winger contributed a goal -- his first of the playoffs -- and an assist. Kings D Drew Doughty was, as usual, in the middle of the action. In the first period, Doughty was stripped of the puck in the Rangers zone, leading straight to Benoit Pouliots breakaway goal. In the second period, however, Doughty made up for that gaffe, taking a feed from Williams, deftly pulling it up through his legs as he danced around before snapping in the Kings second goal. Kings D Willie Mitchell was a possession beast in Game One, on for 25 5-on-5 shot attempts for and 10 against (71.4%), while the Kings only had 42.9% of the 5-on-5 shots when Mitchell was off the ice. In score close situations, the Kings earned 55.4% of unblocked even-strength shots on goal. Mitchell had five shots on goal, for the first in a game since time since January, 2012. Kings D Alec Martinez came in on the low end of the possession scale, on for 31% (nine for, 20 against) of the 5-on-5 shot attempts. On the Rangers possession chart, D Raphael Diaz led the way, on the ice for 13 shot attempts for and seven against, while the defence pairing of Marc Staal and Anton Stralman was on for 14 shot attempts for and 20 against. The Rangers second goal was scored by LW Carl Hagelin, whose speed was very effective throughtout the game, creating chances as he would burst past Kings defencemen that had trouble keeping up. Hagelin, who has seven playoff goals to lead the Rangers, led the Blueshirts with five shots on goal and tied Derick Brassard for the team lead with seven shots attempted. If there is something positive to take from this game for the Rangers it is that their forwards could use their speed to take advantage of the Los Angeles defence. Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist stopped 40 of 43 shots faced, and his .928 save percentage is best among goaltenders with at least six games played in this years playoffs. It was a relatively even affair through the first two periods, but the Kings dominated the third period, outshooting the Rangers 20-3, and asserting territorial control, even if it didnt result in a goal. This was a tough loss for the Rangers, who surrendered a two-goal lead and kept up with the Kings through two periods before fading late. When youre the underdog, its all the more difficult to pull off an upset when opportunities like an overtime game fall the other way. Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. Marcus Mariota Youth Jersey . Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone dismissed Tuesdays massive anti-government protest in Manama as "a lot of kids having a go at the police." "I dont think its anything serious at all," Ecclestone was quoted as saying in The Guardian newspaper on Wednesday. Corey Davis Youth Jersey . Wilson hit Schenn from behind during Tuesday nights game in Philadelphia, earning a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct. He has a phone hearing with the department of player safety, which limits any potential suspension to five or fewer games.New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Atlantas Mike Budenholzer and Golden States Steve Kerr will be the head coaches for the 2015 All-Star Game. Both mens teams clinched their respective conferences top records through games of Feb. 1 to earn the honor. Budenholzers Hawks have the Easts best record at 35-8, thanks in part to a 14-game winning streak and 28 victories in their last 30 games after Wednesdays 110-911 triumph over Indiana. Nate Davis Womens Jersey. He will be the first Hawks All-Star coach since Lenny Wilkens for the 1993-94 season. Kerr, in his first season as a head coach, has the Warriors off to a 34-6 start and will guide the Western Conference All-Stars. Golden State has won a franchise-record 17 straight at home. The 64th All-Star Game will take place Sunday, Feb. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York. ' ' '
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