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INDIANAPOLIS -- Paul George spent much of Friday worried about whether hed be suspended for Game 7 against Atlanta. Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys . Not a chance. Less than an hour after wrapping up practice, an NBA spokesman confirmed in an email to The Associated Press that league officials reviewed the tapes from Thursday nights altercation and determined none of the players who stepped onto the court would be punished for the decisive game of this first-round series. It was no surprise to the Pacers. "Were planning for him to be here until were told hes not going to be in there," coach Frank Vogel said shortly before the decision was made public. "I think he stayed in the vicinity of the bench." Players who leave the "vicinity" of the bench during a fracas can be suspended under league rules. Few, including Stu Jackson, the leagues former disciplinarian, expected that to happen with George, who took two slow, short steps onto the court before he was pushed back by assistant coach Popeye Jones. Jackson wrote on Twitter that he didnt expect the league to suspend George, Indianas best player and an All-Star starter. Losing George would have been a major blow to the Pacers comeback hopes. George has topped 20 points in all six games, has double-doubles in five of them and has been the one Pacers defender able to slow down quick, shifty Hawks guard Jeff Teague. And it was George and David West who saved the Pacers season with a late Thursday night in Atlanta, too. All the leagues best regular season home team must do now to reach the second round and avoid the distinction of becoming the sixth No. 1 seed in league history to be eliminated in the first round is protect its home court. Lately, thats been a problem. "My thing is that three of the last four times weve played these guys (in Indy), they built 20-point leads and beat us pretty good," Vogel said. "So I dont think anyone from this team can think were going to be OK just because were back home." The eighth-seeded Hawks understand. They had a chance to wrap up the best-of-seven series at home and rallied from a nine-point deficit in the third quarter to take a five-point lead late in the fourth. Yet they still lost. "Weve responded well all year when weve been in difficult situations," coach Mike Budenholzer said Friday. "Part of our response is going to have to be better execution. I think we have a lot of positive reference points from all year. Our group has been very good and very resilient. I have a lot of confidence in our group." But this is going to be different. The Pacers, who spent all season chasing the Eastern Conferences top seed, expect a raucous crowd for the first Game 7 to be played at home in the franchises NBA history. Plus, they appeared to find a defensive solution to Atlantas spread offence by going small in Game 6. The Hawks, meanwhile, have only a day to adjust to Vogels new rotations and are on their own historic quest. A win Saturday would give Atlanta the distinction of having the fewest regular-season wins (38) of any second-round team since Detroits 36-win team beat Milwaukee in the first round of the 1976 playoffs, according to STATS. "Weve won on that floor before, so we know we can do it," Teague said. "We just have to go out there and do what we do and play our style of basketball, and it will take care of itself." George has plenty of motivation after a stressful week that included ceding home-court advantage for the second time in the series, losing his 2014 All-Star ring in a burglary that took place while he was playing Game 5, two elimination games and speculation that his 24th birthday celebration might be marred by the announcement of a one-game suspension. Theres only one thing that really would help him relax -- getting a second straight win and setting up Cheap MLB Jerseys . The NFL says Wednesday that the game between the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions at Wembley on Oct. 26 will start at 1:30 p. Wholesale Braves Jerseys . 5 Trade Deadline is drawing closer and teams will be deciding on whether to buy or sell.SOCHI, Russia – You could feel electricity in the air between Ryan Callahan and Yevgeni Medvedev as they stood nose to nose exchanging verbal jabs just outside the crease of Sergei Bobrovsky. You could feel it when the capacity crowd at Bolshoy Ice Dome roared as Pavel Datsyuk exploded past the American defence and beat the glove of Jonathan Quick for the first Russian goal. You could feel it when T.J. Oshie jumped off the bench not once, twice, three, four or even five times in the shootout, but six glorious times, the St. Louis Blues excitable winger finally ending it an exhilarating eighth round. Thirty-four years after the Americans and Russians made history in Lake Placid with the Miracle on Ice did another classic emerge at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. Albeit of less weight, both in the tournament (it was a preliminary round game) and on a global stage (the Cold War has long since ended), the proceedings on a sunny Saturday afternoon were about as entertaining and exhilarating as hockey can get and a delightful reminder of what the NHL has to offer the Olympics. "It was awesome," said Joe Pavelski, still beaming afterward. "Whatever type of game you want to explain it as, it was that." "Obviously we know the history between the Americans and the Russians," added Patrick Kane, "and you know this one kind of had a different story of its own, obviously. But being in Russia here, playing here, seeing how the crowd was into the game and being able to come up with the win is nice." The buzz in the rink, the fierce competitiveness, the relentless tempo, the tension and hostilities, the exuberant chants of the mostly Russian crowd any time Datsyuk, Malkin, Ovechkin rushed up the ice, there was something different about the air in this one. "It was amazing," said Kane. "I dont think anyone could have asked for a better game." "Great hockey game," added Ovechkin.  And it went to the Americans. Oshie, with a seemingly unending toolbox of moves, scored on four of six shootout dangles, beating Bobrovsky (and the scary duo of Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk) one last time to capture the 3-2 victory for Team USA, all but sealing Group A and a trip to the quarterfinals. The gripping, edge-of-chair shootout, which saw Datsyuk, Oshie and Kovalchuk bounce up and off the bench time and time again, was just the icing on a spectacular cake though.  In fact, there was so much more. Start with Kanes heart-stopping overtime breakaway, the one Bobrovosky stopped by closing the pads on a five-hole attempt. Circle back to Datsyuk tucking one under the glove of Quick for the games first goal, a shockwave of emmotion and energy pulsating through the crowd. Cheap Braves Jerseys China.  Continue on with the pockets of red, white and blue that stood tall when Cam Fowler – Canadian-born, American-raised – tied the score on a power-play. Recall the balloon of home turf enthusiasm burst when Pavelski popped the air out, blasting Kanes remarkable cross-ice feed for an American lead. "I tried not to look around," said Fowler afterward, "but you could feel the buzz in the air. It was such high intensity out there." There was Malkin angrily dumping Callahan with an emphatic cross-check in front of the Russian bench. There was the scrum that ensued after nearly every whistle. There was NHL defector Alex Radulov taking not one but two penalties, with the Americans scoring on both power-plays. There were the extra jabs, spears, slashes, punishing collisions, nose-to-nose confrontations, everything one would imagine in a smoldering rivalry suddenly renewed. There was David Backes charging like a train through Fedor Tyutin in the neutral zone. There was Ryan Kesler standing in the way of a dangerous point shot on the penalty kill, his stunned left hand requiring attention on the bench and in the dressing room, but not enough to keep him from returning. There was Ryan McDonagh sacrificing with another blocked shot shortly thereafter, the St. Paul, Minnesota native limping off in discomfort only to get back moments later. There were the undercurrents of history, two powerhouses pining for gold that has long since eluded both. There was that fiery U.S. penalty kill stonewalling an incredible array of power-play talent – Ovechkin, Malkin, Kovalchuk, Datsyuk – only to have Datsyuk tie it on the final man advantage with Dustin Brown in the box for a second time. There was Radulov, who screened Quick on the goal, smack-talking Brown as he exited the box. Not to be forgotten was the Tyutin point shot that beat Quick with less than five minutes left, nor the smattering of disapproval that followed when the goal was called back (the net was dislodged, however slightly).  "I dont know what happened there, but definitely was a goal," said Ovechkin. And finally there was the shock, delight and awe of Oshie hopping onto the ice again and again. There was the joy on the American bench at the unlikely nature of it all. "At some point you think does he have any more moves left?" said American captain Zach Parise. All in all it was a game that wont soon be forgotten. "That one – in an atmosphere like that – is something youll remember for the rest of your life," said James van Riemsdyk. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Derek Norris Athletics Jersey . - For the first time in weeks, maybe even months, the Tennessee Titans looked like the team coach Mike Munchak envisioned. The Titans had a power running game, some play-action success and even a defensive stop down the stretch. Nate Washington scored on a 30-yard reception in the fourth quarter and Tennessee stuffed Maurice Jones-Drew on a key fourth down late — both equally huge in helping the Titans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 20-16 and end a three-game losing streak Sunday. It also may have bolstered Munchaks shaky job security. "The second half was finally how we wanted to play," said Munchak, whose team had lost eight of 10 games since September. The Titans (6-9) overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half and held Jacksonville (4-11) to 85 yards after the break. The best work came on the ground, where Shonn Greene and Chris Johnson combined for 181 yards. The key plays, though, came from Washington and the defence. Washington slipped behind Alan Ball and caught Ryan Fitzpatricks pass early in the fourth period for the go-ahead score. He finished with six catches for 117 yards. The Jaguars were in position to take the lead after that, but Ropati Pitoitua stymied Jones-Drew on a fourth-and-1 play at the Tennessee 20 with 5:21 remaining. "We were down 10, playing on the road again, not playing as good in the first half as we had hoped, and all of a sudden this thing could have gone the other way," Munchak said. "It didnt. Were not happy with this season. The best we could do is to finish out the season by beating two division teams. We got one today, finally, and well be doing our best to get one at home next week." Tennessee closes the season against lowly Houston, and winning out could help Munchaks case. "There were a lot of reasons it was an important game for us," Fitzpatrick said. "Just the locker room after, to get that winning feeling back, to be able to get in victory formation at the end of the game and take a knee, thats the kind of stuff you want. "We havent been able to feel that for a long time." The game was one of three on this weekends NFL schedule with no playoff implications. But it proved to be entertaining — thanks mostly to retiring Jacksonville centre Brad Meester. The Jaguars honoured Meester with a reception — the pass-catching kind. Offensive co-ordinator Jedd Fisch called a screen play for the 14-year veteran who announced Wednesday that Sundays game would be his home finale. Meester reported as an eligible receiver, moved from centre to tight end and then caught the screen pass. He had fellow offensive linemen Uche Nwaneri and Austin Pasztor out front and plenty of open space. "The thing that ran through my head was Dont drop the ball," Meester said. "I knew I would catch a lot of flak if I got open one time in my life and I dropped the ball. That was the one thing I was focusing on is catching it. I caught it, got a few yards, would have loved to have scored. Thats something I will always remember." Thing got a little ugly after the catch, maybe expected for someone making his first career reception. Meester ran right into Nwaneris backside. "I couldnt figure out what to do," Meester said. "Am I going outside? Am I going inside? Is he moving? I stuck there for a while and finally went inside and there were a couple of guys waiting for me. I was excited to know I got the first down." The play gained 9 yards and set up Chad Hennes 4-yard touchdown pass to Marcedes Lewis. It was Lewis fourth consecutive game with a TD reception. The Jaguars were up 13-6 after Henne hooked up with Mike Brown late in the first half, but Josh Scobees extra point was blocked. That proved big, especially when Jacksonville was in field-goal range late but had to go on fourth down. "I dont think our guys flinched one bit," Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said. "Sometimes, I told them, you cant climb a smooth mountain. Theres going to be roughness on the journey, and we need those spots to learn from." NOTES: Johnson needs 50 yards rushing to become the sixth player in NFL history to run for 1,000 yards in each of his first six seasons. ... Jones-Drew finished with 45 yards on the ground, becoming the 46th player in NFL history to top 8,000 yards rushing. ... 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"Oh, man, I think we had more fans than them tonight," said DeMar DeRozan, who had scored all 12 of his teams fourth-quarter points at that time. "It was definitely cool to see that." With the clock winding down, the Raptors now up 10 and on their way to a monumental, albeit shaky victory, that section erupted in anticipation. They were not alone. Four fans stood on the opposite end of the court, proudly wearing their Raptors jerseys as they held up four sheets of paper spelling out "R-A-P-S". The Palace of Auburn Hills was filled with Raptors faithful who made the four-hour (or so) drive from Toronto, crossing the border to Michigan, where they were able to witness team history. "I didnt know where I was for a while," Casey said of the unexpected support after his teams 116-107 victory, Torontos 47th of the season, matching a franchise record. "When you win, people come out of the woodwork and they want to jump on the wagon and it was great that they came out with that enthusiasm. I thought it helped our guys." Nearing the end of their magical, out-of-nowhere campaign, the Raptors continue to enjoy the fruits of their labour. Two days after clinching their second ever division title, they tied the teams all-time win mark - previously set in 2000-01 and then again in 2006-07 - and have a chance to top it on Monday when they host the Bucks or in Wednesdays finale against New York. "We talked about it as a team," Casey said. "It wasnt our goal going into the year but its good for this group. Its something they should be proud of. They worked at it and its all their doing." "Why not break it?" "It definitely means a lot, man," said DeRozan, who scored 14 of his game-high 30 points in the final quarter Sunday. "When you look at it, if you really sit down and look at it, man, thats big. To be tied with the franchise record and have a chance to break it. We came a long way. A lot of people wouldnt have counted [on] us to be in this position that were in now. So its definitely a credit to our hard work, players and coaching staff." DeRozan cited the teams surprisingly successful Western Conference road trip in late January - with wins over Dallas and Oklahoma City - as a turning point in the season. Thats when he knew they could go on to do something special. "Once we saw that happen, we understood we could play with anybody," the all-star guard said. Their 47th win was not the most memorable, certainly not the easiest on the eyes but there was DeRozan, coming up big when his team needed him, once again. "He really carried us down the stretch," Casey said of DeRozan, who was masterful in the fourth, especially after Kyle Lowry fouled out on a pair of highly questionable calls midway through the quarter. "Hes been doing it all year, its why hes an all-star. He did a great job of managing the game, picking his spots, being aggressive. Losing Kyle hurt us a little bit but I thought thats when DeMar really took over." With just over six minutes remaining, Lowry was called for his fifth foul as he stood in, hoping to take a charge on the Pistons Peyton Siva as he barrelled into the lane. Twenty seconds later, the Raptors point guard picked up his sixth and final foul, although replays showed that he made little-to-no contact with Andre Drummond, who tripped over his own feet and went to the ground. After scoring 28 points in 33 minutes, Lowry was done for the afternoon. He had been brilliant and was as animated as you might expect as his teammates walked him to the bench, seeming to say, &quoot;we got this. Jose Canseco Jersey. " "Everybody was frustrated with the calls when Kyle fouled out," DeRozan admitted. "We understood that we werent going to win by complaining or forcing to get calls. We had to go out there and take it and thats what we did." The Raptors had led by as many as 18 in the first half, 17 early in the third, before the Pistons went on to drop 37 points in quarter, making for another subdued post-game celebration. You wouldnt know if from their record - theyve won eight of 10 - but Caseys team has been moonwalking its way into the postseason, beginning next weekend. As we know, Torontos once stifling defence has slipped. For the 12th time in the last 20 contests they surrendered 100 (or more) points on Sunday, but the Raptors coach lamented over a more specific concern; toughness, or a lack thereof, magnified in their win over Detroit. "The thing that bothers me most is the rebounding, them kicking our butt in the paint, the physicality and [them] taking advantage of us that way," said Casey after the Pistons grabbed 21 offensive boards, most by any Raptors opponent this season. "Thats all weve been talking about and its something we have to correct or itll be a short stint in the playoffs." Practice time has been and will continue to be scarce in April, so Casey and his coaching staff are forced to utilize their final games to make necessary tweaks and adjustments going into the playoffs. "You have to," Casey said. "Thats whats tough this time of year, is finding that time where you can work on things and tweak things. Thats why these games are important to us." Electric start Thanks in large part to the Pistons generous defence and early foul trouble, Toronto got off to a quick start, scoring 42 points in the first frame, most of any quarter this season. The Raptors scored 16 points off Detroits eight turnovers, connecting on 14 of their 19 field goal attempts and 11 of 13 free throws, while holding the Pistons to 36 per cent shooting. Both Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe were relegated to the bench after picking up a couple fouls apiece. Without their star frontcourt, the Pistons had no answer for the brute strength of Jonas Valanciunas, who scored 10 in the opening period while Tony Mitchell picked up four fouls in six minutes trying to hold him off. Centre of attention Sundays matchup of emerging sophomore centres lived up to its billing. For the 10th consecutive game, Valanciunas scored in double figures, finishing with 18 points to go along with eight rebounds. On the other end, Drummond recorded his 56th double-double of the season - second to only Kevin Love for the NBA lead - with 14 points and 17 boards. Lift from the bench With Lowry exiting in the fourth, Greivis Vasquez was subbed in and immediately picked up where the starting point guard left off, scoring six of his 14 points in the final six minutes of the game. "I was concerned, not about his offence but more about defence because Kyle was doing a decent job on their guards," Casey said of Vasquez, who has led the Raptors bench in scoring in 10 of his last 14 games as a reserve. "Greivis came in and ran the offence, got us into sets." Earlier in the game it was another guard, Nando De Colo, that made an impact coming in off the bench. After a dreary start to the second quarter, De Colo sparked Toronto in nine quality minutes. "He picked us up," Casey stated, crediting De Colo. "He moved the ball, he attacked, he did a great job of increasing the tempo [and] gave Amir one of the best passes weve had all year running the floor. His court vision is uncanny and thats why I dont hesitate to get him in there to change the game." The stat In three meetings, the Raptors outscored Detroit by 28 (84-56) in the fourth quarter, sweeping the season series with the Pistons. 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TORONTO - If the Toronto Raptors are fuelled by the chips on their shoulders, Dwane Casey firmly planted a couple more there Tuesday. Cheap MLB Jerseys .And its good timing for a team off a disappointing 2-4 road trip that cost them the Eastern Conference lead.Casey was angry Tuesday, first, by the fact Kyle Lowry is ranked a lowly fourth among Eastern Conference guards in all-star voting. And second, the coach was cranky over post-game comments levelled at Toronto by Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek.The one positive out of his post-practice chat with reporters: DeMar DeRozan is still on pace to return this week, despite missing practice to undergo more diagnostic tests.Lowry was named the East player of the month for December, but he remains fourth in voting for next months all-star game behind Washingtons John Wall, Miamis Dwyane Wade, and Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers.Very surprised. I hope our fans get out and vote, dont put it in the hands of the coaches, said Casey — fans vote for the starters, while coaches vote for the reserves. And if the coaches dont do it, Im probably going to get physical and fight with those guys.Casey isnt a big believer in fan voting.Sometimes fans have their favourites, and its nothing to do with basketball, the coach said. Its not fair, but its the system we have right now, and the only thing Kyle can do is go out and continue to compete and play with that chip on his shoulder, and show the league, to embarrass the fans and let them know that they made a mistake, or are making a mistake in their voting.Hornacek got under Caseys skin after the Raptors 125-109 loss to Phoenix on Sunday. The Suns coach was quoted as saying, We could have won by 40 if we left our starters in.The last time I checked, we beat them here at our place, Casey said, in reference to the Raptors 104-100 win over the Suns on Nov. 24 at the Air Canada Centre. Those types of things put a chip on our shoulder. Kyle being fourth in voting, that should put a chip on our shoulder. (Hornacek) saying they should have beat us, how weak the Eastern Conference is, that should put a chip on our shoulder.Because the last time I checked, we beat them at our place, and they beat us at their place, no matter what the score was. Karma is something in this league. Weve got to play with that edge, and that type of edginess to make sure that we prove that were for real.The Raptors (24-10) were happy to be back at the ACC on Tuesday, where theyll play their next six games, beginning Thursday against the Charlotte Hornets.Their road trip began with a loss to Chicago and solid wins over the Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets, but began to unravel with an overtime loss in Portland. Mental and emotional fatigue set in at that point, Casey said. The Raptors ended the trips with blowout losses to Golden State and Phoenix, resulting in Torontos first three-game losing skid in more than a year.But any of that is no excuse for this league, because this is a non-forgiving league, emotional, physical, whatever fatigue you have, the league doesnt feel sorry for you, the coach said. We got our butts whooped, now weve got to come back here and regroup, refocus, especially on the defensive end, and get our act together.No surprise, defence was the focus of what Lowry called a short, crisp practice. Casey reached way back to his defensive teachings at training camp, he said, to reinforce his principles on that end of the floor.And having DeRozan back in the lineup should help tremendously. The Raptors were in top-10 in the league defensively when the teams all-star and leading scorer tore a tendon in his groin on Nov. 28. Since his injury, theyve dropped to 22nd in points allowed.In DeRozans absence, the Raptors have morphed into a faster, running team.I think that affected our defence, Casey said. DeMar coming back will give us more of a slow-down, semi-postup game, which will slow us down a little bit, which will in turn help our defence.DeRozan rejoined practices last week, although it remains to be seen how quickly hell be back at full speed.Hes getting there. Hes getting better, Lowry said of his teammate. I think hes going to come back aggressive. . . we cant force feed him, weve got to be patient with him.Lowry joined Chris Bosh as the only Raptors players ever to receive player of the month honours (Bosh won it in January of 2007). Lowry, who posted averages of 22.3 points, 8.9 assists and 4.2 rebounds to lead the team to an 11-4 record in December, said the honour was cool and an incentive to work even harder.Teammate Patrick Patterson weighed in about the honour, saying an all-star nomination would be a better way to reward Lowry.Of course, hell get player-of-the-weeks, hell get player-of the months, but the only recognition I care about with Kyle is that he gets all-star, Patterson said. We all know hes an all-star on this team and we want the rest of the world to know that, so hopefully before all is said and done, he will be an all-star and get the recognition he deserves.Note: Prime Minister Stephen Harper urged Canadian basketball fans to vote Lowry into the all-star game. Canadian basketball fans should get behind @Klow7, who deserves to be an NBA All Star, he posted on Twitter account Tuesday. Cheap Red Sox Jerseys .Before a raucous sellout crowd, the Hawks won for the 29th time in 31 games to extend their Eastern-best record to 36-8.As usual, pretty much everyone chipped in.Four starters were in double figures and backup point guard Dennis Schroder led a spurt at the start of the fourth quarter that helped the Hawks pull away. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic . - Pierre-Maxime Poudrier scored twice and added an assist, and Antoine Bibeau made 43 saves as the Val-dOr Foreur downed the Baie-Comeau Drakkar 6-3 on Sunday to force Game 7 in their Quebec Major Junior Hockey League final series.PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Brandon Crawford figured the San Francisco Giants needed one run, maybe two, the way ace Madison Bumgarner was dealing.A grand slam provided all that and more, silencing a revved-up crowd and propelling San Francisco into the meat of the playoffs. Streaking in May and slumping in September, the Giants are back to their old resilient selves in October.Hey, its what they do this time of year.Crawfords slam off Edinson Volquez in the fourth inning led the Giants to an 8-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night, sending San Francisco on to Washington for the best-of-five Division Series starting Friday.We thrive in these situations, Crawford said. I dont know what it is. We just keep fighting no matter what the circumstance.The Giants won their eighth consecutive post-season game and seventh straight with their season on the line, a streak that dates back to their run to a World Series title in 2012. While much work remains before they can start thinking about the franchises eighth championship, there was certainly a familiar feeling at PNC Park as San Francisco dismantled the Pirates.Weve been through it before, a lot of this team has, Brandon Belt said. We used that experience tonight. We know when we get in these situations were going to have a good ballclub.Particularly when Bumgarner is on the mound. He tossed a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts, needing 109 pitches to put a quick end to Pittsburghs second straight playoff appearance.Mixing his fastball with a slider and curve the Pirates rarely touched, Bumgarner was in complete control and looked very much like the ace who won 18 games during San Franciscos bumpy regular season.If you dont want to pitch in these games, you probably need to find something else to do, he said.No chance of that for Bumgarner or the rest of a roster that flourishes once the calendar flips past September. Crawfords grand slam was the first in post-season history by a shortstop a€” and he wasnt aiming for the fences.With the bases loaded in the fourth and nobody out in a scoreless game, Crawford turned on Volquezs hanging breaking ball and sent it to right. Pittsburghs Travis Snider waited to play it off the wall. He never got the chance, instead slumping his shoulders as the ball landed a couple of rows deep to give the Giants a 4-0 lead that felt considerably larger.I was in shock a little bit, Crawford said.So were the Pirates, who never recovered. One night after Kansas City edged Oakland in a thrilling start to baseballs post-season, this one was over by the middle innings.Overpowering one of the NLs best lineups, Bumgarner walked one and threw 79 strikes in his latest stellar October performance. The big left-hander, who allowed only four singles, has thrown 15 scoreless inningss in two World Series starts. Cheap Boston Red Sox Jerseys. We got outplayed tonight, Pittsburgh second baseman Neil Walker said. Bumgarner went out there, he did what he wanted to do. He put up the strike zone and he made it tough on us.Belt drove in three runs as the Giants padded the lead late. By then the black-clad crowd that began the night in a frenzy was watching in dismayed silence.Weve been there before, Belt said. Its a lot of fun when youre on the road. ... You know youre doing something good when the crowd goes silent.Volquez was trying to cap his comeback season by sending Pittsburgh to the NLDS for the second straight year, but he couldnt match Bumgarner.The right-hander cruised until the fourth, when a pair of singles and a walk loaded the bases with none out. Hed retired Crawford 19 of the 22 times hed faced him during his career.Its the 24th that hell remember.I tried to bounce it down, back foot, and the ball just kept going, Volquez said. Bad spot.That was more than enough for Bumgarner. Pittsburgh, fourth in the majors in extra-base hits this season, rarely hit the ball hard.Bumgarner was helped by his defence, too. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval a€” all 245 pounds of him a€” flipped over the railing in front of the Pittsburgh dugout to track down a foul popup off the bat of Russell Martin.Sandoval landed on his feet, a perfect symbol of San Franciscos seemingly endless resiliency when October rolls around.Back in the playoffs after winning the World Series in 2010 and 2012, the Giants are looking to continue their every-other-year success.Pittsburgh, on the other hand, was unable to duplicate last years victory over Cincinnati in the wild-card game that followed a 21-year playoff drought. Playing before raucous crowds at PNC Park, the Pirates pushed St. Louis to a decisive Game 5 before losing their NLDS.This year, Pittsburgh went 17-9 in September while taking the Cardinals to the final day of the season in an attempt to win the NL Central.There will be no extended playoff stay this time after Crawfords grand slam, the fourth in Giants post-season history.Shortstop had been the only position a€” including pitcher a€” without a slam in post-season play.Thats crazy, Crawford said. With all the great shortstops that have played before, thats pretty special. Im happy to be able to do it.TRAINERS ROOMGiants: OF Michael Morse was left off the wild-card roster while he recovers from a strained oblique that has sidelined him since Sept. 20. Manager Bruce Bochy said the veteran would be activated at some point in the next round.UP NEXTIts on to Washington for the Giants, where they will face rookie manager Matt Williams and the Nationals. 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Two players wallets are feeling are feeling lighter after receiving fines from the CFL on Tuesday. Jonathan Isaac Authentic Jersey . Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Marcellus Bowman and Edmonton Eskimos left tackle Tony Washington both were fined for infractions in Week 5. Bowman was fined for using his helmet to deliver a hit to the head of an Ottawa Redblacks player on Saturday. Bowman was flagged on the play for unnecessary roughness. Washington received a fine for striking a Calgary Stampeders player in the back of the head with his arm. Washington was not penalized on the play. The fine amounts were not disclosed, per league policy. Jonathan Isaac Jersey . - On the night Dirk Nowitzki overtook Dominique Wilkins on the career scoring list, Brandan Wright was a human highlight film all by himself. Jonathan Isaac Black Jersey . The Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tours FedEx Cup and European Tours Race to Dubai in the same season. "It is still taking a little time to sink in what Ive achieved this week as was the case when I won the FedEx Cup but then it just kept getting better and better as the days went on and I am sure this will be the same," he said.Saturdays GamesNHLLos Angeles 4 Arizona 2Colorado 5 Buffalo 1Philadelphia 7 Toronto 4Montreal 4 Ottawa 1Washington 4 New Jersey 0N.Y. Islanders 3 Tampa Bay 1Pittsburgh 3 Florida 1N.Y. Rangers 3 Carolina 2 (SO)Columbus 3 Chicago 2 (SO)Nashville 6 Minnesota 5 (OT)Vancouver 3 Calgary 2 (OT)San Jose 3 St. Louis 2 (OT)---AHLTexas 3 Toronto 1Hartford 2 Lehigh Valley 1 (OT)Syracuse 3 Albany 2Portland 4 Worcester 3 (OT)Manchester 5 Providence 4Grand Rapids 1 Lake Errie 0 (SO)Utica 4 Adirondack 1Springfield 2 Hershey 1 (OT)Milwaukee 4 Rochester 2Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3 Binghamton 0Norfolk 2 Bridgeport 1Iowa 5 Chicago 1Oklahoma City 3 Rockford 2 (OT)---NBAPhoenix 99 New York 90Portland 114 New Orleans 88Charlotte 104 Utah 86Atlanta 104 Houston 97Dallas 99 San Antonio 93 Denver 76 Indiana 73L.Jonathan Isaac Womens Jersey. .A. Clippers 106 Milwaukee 102---NFLWashington 27 Philadelphia 24San Diego 38 San Francisco 35 (OT)--- Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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CALGARY -- With players moving in and out of the lineup, the bye week was especially beneficial for the Calgary Stampeders. Wholesale Dortmund Jerseys . The Stampeders have the luxury of more time to prepare for next Sundays Western Division final than the Saskatchewan Roughriders, who are coming off their division semifinal win Sunday over the B.C. Lions. Calgary won the West with the CFLs best record of 14-4. So instead of preparing to win a game last week, the Stampeders got an early start on adjusting to life without injured receiver Marquay McDaniel and defensive tackles Demonte Bolden and Micah Johnson. Receivers Joe West and Brad Sinopoli participated in their fourth practices Tuesday after returning from a shoulder injury and a concussion, respectively. The Stampeders continued auditioning for replacements on the defensive line with Junior Turner, Etienne Legare, Freddie Bishop and six-foot-six behemoth Earl Okine getting reps Tuesday. "Sometimes you dont know how the bye week will help you, but it helped us in that sense," Stampeder quarterback Kevin Glenn said. "Getting guys acclimated with the positions they may play in this game was big. Having those practices and letting those guys work in those positions, it helped having that bye. If we would have had to possibly go right into playing a game, it might have been a little bit tougher." McDaniel posted the first 1,000-yard season of his career, only to have it end with a high ankle sprain in the regular-season finale versus the B.C. Lions. Both Johnson and Bolden suffered damaged knee ligaments in that game and will not play in the West final. Veteran slotback Nik Lewis has been sidelined since August with a broken leg. With McDaniel following him onto the injured list, getting West and Sinopoli up to speed again is crucial. Import wide receiver Jeff Fuller signed with the Stampeders in September and played just the final three games of the regular season. "Its good that we had this extra time . . . to get a few more days on the practice field executing the offence," head coach John Hufnagel said. West had three touchdown catches in his first four games this season before his shoulder injury in Week 4. He returned to the lineup in September only to re-injure it in his second game back. Sinopoli, a Canadian college quarterback converted into a receiver, missed the final two games of the season with a concussion. A one-handed catch on a 42-yard gain in his debut at receiver in July continues to be shown on highlight reels. The Peterborough, Ont., native says the extra work in practice without the pounding of a game has helped his transition back onto the field. "It helps and it helps just with the legs and feeling fresh," Sinopoli said. "I feel like the season just started now. I dont feel like Ive been playing for 20 weeks or whatever its been. Its huge." The bye week has to be managed properly for it to be an advantage and not a disadvantage, said running back Jon Cornish. "People talk about the bye week being a week off, but as long as you dont view it as that, its a beneficial thing," the CFLs leading rusher explained. "The bye week is supposed to be a week of practice, a hard week of practice, working out and still doing all the things you should be doing to get ready for a game, and then just not playing the game. We had that mindset this year. "A few years back, we sort of had this mindset that the bye week was some sort of week off and we shouldnt be practising hard. You get your rest from not playing in the football game." McMahon Stadium temperatures for Calgary over the next few days are forecasted to stay above zero. Hufnagel hopes that is true because frigid temperatures makes for difficult practices. "Its hard to keep these men out there for an hour and 45 minutes and expect them to have full attention when its minus-20 degrees," Hufnagel said. Sundays forecast is for flurries and a high of minus-11. But the coach says hes more concerned about high winds than a low temperature on game day. "As far as how wind effects the game, it almost cuts the game in half," he said. "When you have the wind, you have to make hay and when you dont have the wind, hopefully you can hold on." Cheap Dortmund Jerseys China . The Blue Jays lost to the New York Yankees 3-1 Tuesday night, their seventh defeat in 10 games. Rasmus was put on the 15-day DL on May 15 because of a sore right hamstring. Hes hitting .222 with nine home runs and 19 RBIs. Cheap Borussia Dortmund Jerseys .Cullen scored the go-ahead goal at 13:47 of the third period and Nashville beat the slumping Dallas Stars 3-2 on Thursday in a game that wasnt decided until the last shot of the night.Toni Kroos would have no problem adapting to the demands of the Premier League, according to his brother Felix. Kroos is reportedly of interest to Manchester United over a switch from Real Madrid this summer.However, it is understood that Kroos remains happy at the Bernabeu, where he is still considered a crucial member of the squad and the Spanish giants are eager to keep hold of the 26-year-old. Nevertheless, Felix Kroos, who plays for Union Berlin on loan from Werder Bremen, said: I dont think England would be a problem for Toni. The only adjustment would be misssing Christmas. Cheap Dortmund Jerseys. f you are able to play a great ball, youll fit in anywhere. There is always a lot of talk around England and Spain. You should only believe it when it is certain.Kroos - a Germany international with 64 caps - signed for Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in 2014.He has made 63 La Liga appearances and scored three goals. Also See: Blind a joy to play with More in Schneiderlins locker Transfer Centre LIVE! Paper Talk Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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Day 14 in 100 words or less We are told that over 90 per cent of the population is naturally right-footed. Howard Wilson Youth Jersey . Brazil 2014 has only been alive for two weeks and it has already laughed in the faces of many trends and on Day 14, it added another one. A tournament that has seen left-footed geniuses like Arjen Robben and James Rodriguez rise above the rest, added two more left-footed playmakers to the list of stars at this World Cup on Wednesday. Xherdan Shaqiri, who patiently waited for his showcase to get out of Bayern Munich, netted a hat-trick, while Lionel Messi delivered a complete performance for the first time. Argentina 3-2 Nigeria Lionel Messi was very good at the World Cup in 2010, but he didnt score a goal and Argentina went home early. For the next four years, we were told he wasnt good at all in South Africa. For the first two games in Brazil, Messi scored two brilliant goals that proved to be the difference. We were told he was finally delivering on the biggest stage. Except he wasnt. He was, in fact, average for long periods of the game and wasnt as good as he was in South Africa. And then came game number three. Unlike Brazil, still sputtering along in third-gear, Argentina upped their game on Wednesday, delivering a far better performance than their previous efforts at this World Cup. This was helped, of course, by a complete performance from Messi. He scored early, dragging three men towards him, allowing space for Angel Di Maria to run into, before following up and smashing the ball into the roof of the net. It was far from game over, though. Argentina have flaws, more of which we will look at soon. Nigeria fought back to 1-1 and then Messi delivered the best free kick of the World Cup so far, looping the ball over the wall and into the corner of the net. Four goals in three games. At 3-2, he was removed for a rest and it was a break he deserved. Argentina were the real winners of the December draw; their group was perfect for them, full of close but winnable games and that theme continues for them going forward. A date with Switzerland follows and then, likely, Belgium, Ghana or USA in the quarterfinals and, possibly, Netherlands in the last four. All of their South American cousins are in the opposite half, as are Germany, should they win their group. It is quite possible that Argentina will line up inside the Maracana on July 13 without being seriously tested by a legitimate contender at this World Cup. That gives them an opportunity to continue to roll, but will they be good enough by then to cover for their weaknesses? The cohesion of their front three was a mild improvement from games one and two, though Sergio Aguero left the game injured and that might help them going forward because he and Gonzalo Higuain havent been at their best alongside Messi. Although a concern, that isnt the biggest issue for Argentina. Their back four are very unreliable, happy to play deep to stop any pace coming behind them. This, though, is an issue to be exploited by top teams. The midfield three of Fernando Gago, Javier Mascherano and Di Maria desperately need to connect with the front three for the system to work. Gagos movement created Messis first goal in Brazil and Di Marias combinations with Messi were much better on Wednesday. This means the midfield three push forward and leave space in behind. On the first goal conceded, scored by Ahmed Musa, midfielder Michael Babatunde sprinted into space between the lines… Once Musa got into the danger zone, the centre-backs had been split and he was one-on-one with the full back Pablo Zabaleta, before curling the ball into the net. At 2-1, the same thing happened again in the second half. Look at the space in between the lines…. The ball is played into Emmanuel Emenike, both centre-backs are dragged towards him and Musa sprints into the space between the lines. It is an imperfect storm for Argentinas two greatest weaknesses If we look at how they conceded their other goal in this tournament, again from open play, against Bosnia-Herzegovina, it is a familiar story. When the team has to defend, there is a tremendous pressure on seven players to defend properly. Once again, they didnt do that properly. Here, you can see a back four with the midfield three and, the eventual goalscorer Vedab Ibisevic, operating between the lines… Ibisevic makes an intelligent run and, like Musa, allows his teammate to run into the space in between the lines, which forced a centre-back out once again…. Once hes in, he scores easily. Argentina should be the favourites to win the World Cup at this stage. Their best player is on form and the draw has opened up for them but, when not in possession, they look like a broken team and one that could be exposed. It just might be later, rather than sooner, at this World Cup. Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-1 Iran Both teams saw their World Cups officially end in another excellent game in Brazil. Not much will be remembered from the game, except for another fine left-footed strike by Edin Dzeko, a man who clearly deserved to be a goal-scorer in this tournament after harshly having one ruled out for offside against Nigeria. Switzerland 3-0 Honduras Honduras achieved something quite remarkable as their World Cup ended. They beat Cameroon for being the worst team in this tournament with another poor performance. Switzerland, however, did exactly what they needed to do, winning a game by a margin that would have forced Ecuador to win by more than just a goal. Xherdan Shaqiri was the star but he owes a toast to Josip Drmic, who was magnificent playing just ahead of him. Shaqiris goals were exquisite, but Drmics movement and vision contributed to two and the pairs relationship will delight Ottmar Hitzfeld as they head into their next game against Argentina. If any pair can exploit the space in between the lines, it might be these two. The great coach, who retires after this tournament, said he didnt even think it could have been his last game. Honduras will do that to you. Argentina will be a different foe, for sure, but what a glorious challenge it will be for the veteran leader. France 0-0 Ecuador Ecuador became the only South American team to not make the last 16 after a goalless draw in Rio. Goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez was excellent, captain Antonio Valencia was sent off and striker Enner Valencia was a menace once again. However, it seemed the moment they conceded the late winner to Switzerland that it would cost them qualification and so it proved the case for Reinaldo Ruedas side. France, meanwhile, should have scored at least three but didnt get any. Didier Deschamps made a number of changes heading into the match and, much like Chile, Costa Rica and Colombia, it was tough to analyze much from a team already (virtually) through to the next round through two games. What we do know is France have a deep squad, with an in-form star striker, and will be big favourites against Nigeria. How they respond when they go behind in a game may be their biggest test going forward. Man of the Day Nominees Lionel Messi – It feels right when one of the worlds finest players performs like that at a World Cup. Angel Di Maria – A player who is so important to their system, the Real Madrid man was much better today than in the past two matches. Ahmed Musa – Two brilliantly taken goals made the game closer than some thought it would be. Xherdan Shaqiri – It has been the tournament of left-footed wizards and the Bayern Munich man delivered when his country needed him most. Alexander Dominguez – Many Ecuadorian players leave Brazil with their heads held high, including their goalkeeper who put on a clinic at the Maracana. The winner… Lionel Messi – Who else? Again... What comes next? USA vs. Germany and Portugal vs. Ghana (12pm et /9am pt), South Korea vs. Belgium and Algeria vs Russia (4pm et/1pm pt) Burning question for tomorrow Will Fabio Capello let go of the handbrake and allow his creative players to attempt to take his team into the next round? Key stat of Day 14     Lionel Messi scored in all three group games for Argentina. The first player to do that since Omar Corbatta in 1958. Larry Ogunjobi Jersey . - Dolphins safety Louis Delmas has been carted off the field with a right knee injury against the Ravens. David Njoku Jersey . Join World Soccer Pickem 2014 for your chance to win $5,500 in cash prizes by picking the winner of each game all the way through to the tournament final. Will you ride a favourite such as Spain or Germany, or cast your lot with an underdog like Ivory Coast or Mexico? Perhaps key victories from Netherlands or the United States will be your key to victory. There are a lot of tremendous athletes in the NFL and, sometimes, all they need is a new and better opportunity to improve their production. While a new team, or scheme, doesnt guarantee production, the opportunity is what matters. Last season, for example, Brandon Marshall set career highs in receptions (118), yardage (1,508) and touchdowns (11) upon joining the Chicago Bears; Demaryius Thomas broke through in his third season with the Broncos, thanks in no small part to having Peyton Manning as his quarterback; Vincent Jackson had a career-best 72 catches for 1,384 yards in his first season with Tampa Bay. Those three ranked third, fourth and fifth in receiving yardage last season. It should be noted that some players, like Mike Wallace going to Miami and Ahmad Bradshaw going to Indianapolis for example, may continue to be productive with their new teams, but may not be as likely to improve on the numbers theyve put up previously.  So, who are some players getting new opportunities this year that might be in for productive seasons? Steven Jackson, RB, Atlanta - Jackson has run for more than 1,000 yards in eight consecutive seasons. Hes 30-years-old, which can be a time of decline for running backs, but Jackson joins an Atlanta Falcons offence that is much more prolific than the Rams offence that hes been trying to carry. For all of the yardage hes accumulated -- last seasons 1,363 yards from scrimmage was his lowest since 2007, Jackson hasnt scored more than eight touchdowns in a season since 2006. The back that Jackson is replacing, Michael Turner, scored 61 touchdowns over the last five seasons with Atlanta, so a double-digit touchdown season shouldnt be out of the question for Jackson. Daryl Richardson, RB, St. Louis - In the wake of Jacksons departure from St. Louis, there is opportunity for Richardson, the second-year back who gained 638 yards from scrimmage as a rookie after he was a seventh-round pick in 2012. Richardson may not be big enough to handle a full starters workload, and Isaiah Pead will compete for touches, but whoever gets to run for the Rams will have a chance to produce. David Wilson, RB, N.Y. Giants - A first-round pick in 2012, Wilson found himself in the doghouse for much of his rookie season after a fumble on the second carry of his NFL career, but showed potential late in the year, rushing for 247 yards in the last four games. Wilson will share backfield duties with Andre Brown, and could lose touchdown opportunities as a result, but hes a good bet to be the more productive back for Big Blue. Greg Jennings, WR, Minnesota - After injuries limited him to just eight games for the Packers last season, Jennings gets a fresh start with a division rival and does so as the Vikings number one wide receiver. That brings no guarantee of production, considering the focus on the running game with Adrian Peterson and the fact that third-year quarterback Christian Ponder isnt exactly Aaron Rodgers, but Jennings is a three-time 1,000-yard receiver who has scored nine touchdowns in a season four times, and he could get back to those numbers over a full season with the Vikings. Tony Moeaki, TE, Kansas City - AFter sitting out the entire 2011 season with a knee injury, Moeaki returned last season and had modest numbers for the Chiefs, but could be poised for a bigger role as the Chiefs offence is overhauled, with new quarterback Alex Smith and new head coach Andy Reid implementing an offence that has tended to be good for ttight end production. DeShone Kizer Browns Jersey. If its not Moeaki who benefits, maybe it will be newcomer Anthony Fasano, who was reliable, if perhaps under-utilized, in Miami. Danny Amendola, WR, New England - Few newcomers have the notoriety of Amendola, the slot receiver who is set to replace Wes Welker in the Patriots offence. Amendola has missed 20 games over the last two seasons, so health is a primary concern, but hes productive when he plays, recording 153 receptions in 28 games (5.46 per game) over the last three seasons. If Amendola can build trust with Brady, though, Amendola will have far better opportunities to produce than he did with St. Louis while quarterback Sam Bradford was in the infancy of his NFL career. Can he catch 100 passes and gain 1,000 yards, like Welker? That might be asking a lot, but its not out of the question. Jared Cook, TE, St. Louis - Following a breakthrough season with the Titans in 2011, when he had 759 receiving yards, Cook took a step back last season and has moved on to a Rams offence which, due to unproven receivers, offers plenty of room for Cook to become a big part of the passing attack. Cook is a big target and athletic enough to get down the field. If he becomes a red zone threat (hes scored eight touchdowns in four NFL seasons), then his value will really take off. Martellus Bennett, TE, Chicago - Going from a back-up role in Dallas to a starting spot with the Giants last season paid off for Bennett as he registered career-highs in receptions (55), yardage (626) and touchdowns (5) and now he moves to the Bears, where there should be ample opportunity to play a big role in the Bears passing game under new head coach Marc Trestman. Maybe Bennett wont improve dramatically over last season, but the Bears are likely to pass more than they have in the past and Bennett can be part of that production. Dallas Clark, TE, Baltimore - Far enough removed from his career-best 2009 season, with the Colts, when he caught 100 passes for 1,106 yards, Clark could be a valuable addition to the Ravens offence in the wake of Dennis Pittas hip injury. Re-connecting with offensive co-ordinator Jim Caldwell, who coached Clark with the Colts, provides familiarity and, even at 34, Clark could put up good numbers with a good quarterback and an offence that targets the tight end. Ed Dickson is also a consideration for the Ravens, but hes currently dealing with a hamstring injury, providing more opportunity for Clark to get settled into his role. Jacoby Jones, WR, Baltimore - Staying with the Ravens, Jones could see a bump in production as he moves into the starting lineup due to the departure of Anquan Boldin. Jones is a terrific return man, but has a career-high of 562 receiving yards, so he has a chance to exceed past production. Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Arizona - Injuries sabotaged Mendenhalls 2012 season, but hed run for 3,309 yards and 29 touchdowns in the previous three years and he seems likely to be the Cardinals No. 1 back, though he does face competition from Ryan Williams. If Mendenhall is healthy and remains the starter, a 1,000-yard season isnt an unreasonable expectation. There are others, including some that will be included in an upcoming position battles post, but these are some of the new faces in new places that could make a difference this season. 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. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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The Jets are getting good goaltending, the Red Wings are on the rise since Datsyuk’s return, a star in the making in Nashville, lineup news, Fantasy tips and more in Scott Cullen’s Statistically Speaking. Cheap Phillies Jerseys . HEROES Jets Goaltenders - Ondrej Pavelec had a 38-save shutout in a 1-0 shootout win over the Rangers Saturday; then Michael Hutchinson delivered a 33-save shutout, in his sixth career NHL game, against Chicago in Sunday’s 1-0 win. Getting quality goaltending is a major step forward for the Jets, considering Pavelec has ranked 24th, with a .907 save percentage (out of 26 qualified with minimum 150 games) over the past four seasons. Additionally notable about Pavelec’s play in this first month of the season is that, compared to last season, he’s facing shots from a closer distance, on average (33.02 feet last season, 30.54 feet this season, according to Sporting Charts), yet is delivering a higher save percentage. PAVELEC SHOT DISTANCE vs. SAVE PERCENTAGE YEAR AVG. SHOT DISTANCE SV% 2009-10 33.7 .906 2010-11 34.3 .914 2011-12 34.1 .906 2012-13 34.2 .905 2013-14 33.0 .901 2014-15 30.5 .921 (data from www.sportingcharts.com and www.somekindofninja.com) Taking small samples of goaltending performance doesn’t tell a whole lot. It’s great that Pavelec has a .921 save percentage this season – it would be a career-best for him – but if given the choice between using four years or one month of data to project future goaltending performance, the odds side with the larger sample of games and if Pavelec is facing closer shots this year than ever before, the odds are further stacked against maintaining this level of play. Red Wings forwards - Pavel Datsyuk and Gustav Nyquist each had two goals and an assist in a 5-2 win over Los Angeles Friday. Then, in Sunday’s 3-2 shootout loss to Buffalo, Datsyuk had a goal and an assist while Datsyuk, Nyquist and Henrik Zetterberg held better than 82% possession against the Sabres. Filip Forsberg – Scored two goals, and added an assist, in a 3-1 win at Vancouver Sunday, generating a dozen shot attempts with eight shots on goal. Forsberg has put up a point-per-game through 11 games this season, and has strong possession stats, with the Predators getting 55.7% of the shot attempts when he’s on the ice for 5-on-5 play. ZEROES Anaheims top line - The Ducks’ No.1 line of Patrick Maroon (returning from injury), Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry was pinned into their own zone – all under 20% possession -- Friday night, getting the worst of their most frequent head-to-head matchup against Antoine Roussel, Cody Eakin and Ryan Garbutt, a Stars trio that generated at least 78% of the shot attempts when they were on the ice. Zac Rinaldo - The Flyers agitator wasn’t on the ice for a shot attempt in Saturday’s loss at Florida, the second straight game in which he’s drawn a blank, compared to 17 shot attempts against during 5-on-5 play. Travis Zajac - New Jerseys top line centre failed to register a shot attempt in 21:46 against Columbus Saturday. SHORT SHIFTS Maple Leafs G James Reimer turned back 45 of 47 shots (including 26 in the third period) in a 3-2 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks Saturday...Maple Leafs RW Phil Kessel and LW Daniel Winnik both had a goal and two assists, while C Nazem Kadri had a goal and an assist in Toronto’s 4-1 win at Columbus Friday…Predators RW James Neal scored two goals in Friday’s 4-3 loss at Calgary, then added two assists in Sunda’s 3-1 win at Vancouver…Red Wings D Niklas Kronwall and C Henrik Zetterberg each had two assists against Los Angeles Friday…Flames C Sean Monahan and LW Johnny Gaudreau both had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 win over Nashville Friday, then Gaudreau added two assists in Sunday’s 6-2 win against Montreal. Penguins C Sidney Crosby tallied three assists in 15:27 during a 5-0 win over Buffalo Friday…C Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists, LW Chris Kunitz had two goals and an assist, while RW Patric Hornqvist chipped in a goal and an assist…Kunitz and D Olli Maatta had the Penguins’ best possession stats (both 21 shot attempts for, 6 against, 77.8%)…Bruins LW Matt Fraser scored a pair of goals in a 4-2 win against Ottawa Saturday…C Carl Soderberg assisted on both…Blackhawks D Brent Seabrook recorded a goal and an assist in a 3-2 loss to Toronto Saturday…Lightning C Tyler Johnson picked up a couple of assists and RW Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist in Saturday’s 4-3 win over Washington. Panthers G Roberto Luongo stopped 36 of 37 Philadelphia shots in a 2-1 win Saturday…Blue Jackets LW Nick Foligno had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 loss to New Jersey Saturday…Devils D Marek Zidlicky contributed a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Columbus…Hurricanes RW Elias Lindholm scored two goals in a 3-0 win over Arizona Saturday, then added a goal and an assist in Sunday’s 3-2 win against Los Angeles…Hurricanes G Cam Ward recorded a 25-save shutout against Arizona…Avalanche C Nathan MacKinnon and RW Ryan O’Reilly each had a goal and an assist, while D Erik Johnson had a pair of assists in a 3-2 shootout loss at St. Louis Saturday…MacKinnon also had Colorado’s worst possession stats (4 shot attempts for, 14 against, 22.2%)…Blues RW Vladimir Tarasenko buried a pair of goals in Colorado’s 3-2 shootout win over Colorado...New Jersey’s top three possession players against Columbus Saturday: RW Reid Boucher (78.6%), D Jon Merrill (70.8%) and D Adam Larsson (68.7%). Capitals LW Alex Ovechkin ended his five-game point drought with an assist at Tampa Bay Saturday, registering 10 shot attempts (6 SOG)… Ovechkin put up a goal and three assists, and C Nicklas Backstrom chipped in three assists, in a 6-5 loss to Arizona Sunday. Ovechkin generated 14 shot attempts (7 SOG)…Flyers D Mark Streit had 10 shot attempts (6 SOG) at Florida Saturday. Coyotes D Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 10 shot attempts (5 SOG) vs. Carolina Saturday then 13 shot attempts (4 SOG) at Washington Sunday…Jets RW Dustin Byfuglien had 11 shot attempts (5 SOG) in a season-high 23:03 against the Rangers Saturday. Flames D T.J. Brodie had three assists in Calgary’s 6-2 win against Montreal Sunday...D Mark Giordano, and LW Curtis Glencross also had two points in the win…Flames rookie C Josh Jooris scored a pair of goals against Montreal…Sabres G Michal Neuvirth stopped 36 of 38 shots in Sunday’s 3-2 win against Detroit…Sabres D Josh Gorges was stuck in his own end (5 shot attempts for, 23 against, 17.9%) in the win over Detroit…Hurricanes rookie LW Chris Terry contributed a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win against Los Angeles Sunday…Coyotes captain Shane Doan had two goals and an assist in a 6-5 win at Washington Sunday. C Antoine Vermette tallied a goal and two assists…Coyotes C Martin Hanzal had a dominant possession game (14 for, 3 against, 82.4%) in the win over Washington…Jets LW T.J. Galiardi was stuck in the defensive zone (1 shot attempt for, 14 against, 6.7%) in just 3:56 of even-strength ice time against Chicago Sunday…Flames D Dennis Wideman had 11 shot attempts (6 SOG) against Montreal Sunday. LINEUP NEED TO KNOW Oilers LW Taylor Hall left Saturday’s loss to Vancouver with a knee injury, suffered when Chris Tanev knocked him off balance into the Canucks’ net. Hall will be out 2-4 weeks. That could mean more ice time for David Perron, who has been playing three fewer minutes per game this season. Maple Leafs LW Joffrey Lupul is out three weeks with a broken hand. As a result, Daniel Winnik has moved up to the Leafs’ top line and RW David Clarkson moved up to play with C Tyler Bozak and LW James van Riemsdyk. Red Wings D Kyle Quincey suffered an ankle injury Friday, opening the door for Brian Lashoff to play his first game of the season against Buffalo Sunday. Rangers D Ryan McDonagh left with a dislocated shoulder and Kevin Klein suffered a foot injury Saturday against Winnipeg, leaving Daniel Girardi to play 34:50, the high water mark for an individual player’s ice time this season. Bruins C David Krejci missed Saturday night’s game against Ottawa with a hip injury. Veteran Chris Kelly moved up to play with LW Milan Lucic and RW Seth Griffith. Blackhawks D Trevor van Riemsdyk played a career-high 19:21 at Toronto Saturday, putting up stellar possession stats (23 shot attempts for, 8 against, 74.2%). Lightning RW Ryan Callahan scored a goal Saturday night in his return to the Tampa Bay lineup after missing 11 days with a lower-body injury. LW Alex Killorn, however, left with an upper-body after playing 6:32 against Washington. The Panthers had to dig into the minors to fill out their lineup Saturday night, with Jonathan Huberdeau (illness), Sean Bergenheim (lower body) and Aleksander Barkov (lower body) all unavailable. Wild D Jared Spurgeon is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury, suffered against San Jose Thursday night. The Hurricanes, getting LW Nathan Gerbe and RW Patrick Dwyer back into the lineup, made RW Alexander Semin a healthy scratch Saturday and Sunday. Stars RW Ales Hemsky left Saturday’s 4-1 loss to Minnesota with an upper-body injury. Hemsky is off to a miserable start with zero goals and one assist in 11 games this season. Sharks LW Tomas Hertl played on the fourth line Saturday, a season-low 9:30 time on ice, but did score a goal, snapping an eight-game goalless streak. Ducks G John Gibson suffered a lower-body injury Sunday, leaving Jason LaBarbera to start against Colorado. Red Wings LW Johan Franzen returned to the lineup, after more than two weeks out due to lower body issues, playing 16:19 against the Sabres Sunday. Second-year Sabres D Rasmus Ristolainen played a career-high 25:30 against Detroit Sunday. Kings C Anze Kopitar returned to the Los Angeles lineup in a 3-2 loss to Carolina Sunday, one week after suffering an upper-body injury and LW Marian Gaborik played his first game since October 12. Canucks D Kevin Bieksa left Sunday’s loss to Nashville with an eye injury, leaving Alex Edler to play 28:09 on the Vancouver blueline. Capitals RW Tom Wilson tallied a goal and an assist, playing a career-high 15:04, against Arizona Sunday. Avalanche RW Daniel Briere has been scratched for each of Colorado’s last two games, and played under 10 minutes in each of the five previous games. FIRSTS Panthers D Aaron Ekblad scored his first NHL goal, and had superb possession numbers (14 for, 3 against, 82.4%) in Saturday’s 2-1 win against Philadelphia. Coyotes rookie LW Tobias Rieder scored a goal in his first NHL game, playing 11:30 at Washington. Rieder had four goals, six points and was plus-2 in nine AHL games before getting promoted. Playing in his first NHL game of the season with Columbus, LW Brian Gibbons notched a pair of assists in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to New Jersey. Flames LW Michael Ferland, who had nine points in nine AHL games, played his first NHL game Friday against Nashville and suffered a concussion. That led to LW Sven Baertschi playing his first NHL game of the season against Montreal Sunday. Baertschi had three points and was minus-8 in 10 AHL games prior to getting called up. Avalanche RW Dennis Everberg scored his first career NHL goal Sunday, his eighth game in a Colorado uniform. Maple Leafs LW Sam Carrick played his first NHL game Satu-12rday vs. Chicago, getting 4:15 of ice time. Panthers RW Rocco Grimaldi played 6:11 in his first NHL game Saturday against Philadelphia. D Colby Robak and C Vincent Trocheck also played their first games of the year for the Panthers. Blue Jackets G Anton Forsberg made his NHL debut at New Jersey Saturday, stopping 26 of 29 shots in a 3-2 loss. Enforcer Tom Sestito played his first game of the season for the Canucks Saturday, chipping in an assist in 6:25 of ice time against Edmonton, then left Sundays game with an injury. FANTASY FOCUS Some players available in more than 50% of TSN leagues: Nikita Kucherov – The Lightning right winger has five goals and nine points in the past six games, yet he’s still available in nearly 55% of leagues. Michael Raffl – In a great spot, playing the wing with Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek on Philadelphia’s top line, Raffl has scored four goals and five points in the past five games. Carl Soderberg - The second-year Bruins centre has seven points in the past eight games, and 10 points in 13 games this season to lead Boston’s scoring race, yet he’s available in more than 60% of leagues. Jason Zucker – After producing early in the year on the fourth line, Zucker moved up the Minnesota depth chart and has three goals and five points in the past five games, and played a season-high 18:55 last game. Much of the data included comes from www.war-on-ice.com, www.puckalytics.com, www.hockeystats.ca and www.naturalstattrick.com Scott Cullen can be reached at scott.cullen@bellmedia.ca Wholesale Phillies Jerseys . Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, Shawn Marion had 22 and the Mavericks beat undermanned Philadelphia 124-112 Friday night, handing the 76ers their 10th straight loss. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic . -- Gary Harris gave No.The USA womens football team - the reigning world champions - are threatening to go on strike over pay and could miss the Rio Olympics. The team asked a federal judge to give them the green light to strike, with the Olympic Games just two months away.The women argue that the gap in pay between them and the mens team is unfair and they are backed in their dispute by the US Senate, who on Thursday called on the United States Soccer Federation to immediately end gender pay inequity and to treat all athletes with the respect and dignity those athletes deserve. Lester Munston, a respected legal issues journalist, said: If this case continues, if the dispute continues, then there is a probability that the greatest womens soccer team in the world will not be participating in the Olympics. Houston Dashs midfielder Lloyd is a huge star in the States Richard Nichols, the players union executive director, said that whilst they want to resolve the dispute with the USSF, the team are prepared to strike. Cheap Phillies Jerseys Authentic. .Were going to reserve our rights to do whatever we need to do to affect equal pay, he said.The women claim they are paid £2,400 to £3,380 per international, while their male counterparts receive £4,260 to £12,000.The USA women are the worlds No 1 team, winning the 2015 World Cup while the men are currently ranked 29 in the FIFA rankings. Also See: Sportswomen Olympics 2016 Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N. Cheap Braves Jerseys .J. -- Victor Cruz believes there was a bit of a disconnect between Eli Manning and his receivers in this season where the New York Giants offence failed to live up to the preseason hype. Talking to the media for the first time since having surgery on his left knee Dec. 19, Cruz said that the lengthy negotiations that got him a new contract in July, and fellow receiver Hakeem Nicks decision to work out on his own went a long way in creating the gap between Manning and the receivers. "I think thats the one thing we lacked, was kind of that continuity from a receiver standpoint with our quarterback," Cruz said Friday. "And I want to build that earlier this year, whether he have to set some time apart with the receivers and Eli whenever hes ready and schedule it right so we can build not only on the field but off the field." Cruz, who stood without the aid of crutches, said his knee should be healthy in roughly two months. He intends to take the recovery slowly so he does not come back and play tentatively. The four-year veteran expects to take part in the Giants organized team activities, which started in April this past season. The important aspect this off-season will be working out more with Manning, who has thrown a career-high 26 interceptions. "We want to get to know each other more and stuff like that," said Cruz, who finished the season with 73 catches for 998 yards and four touchdowns. "I feel like there was a little bit of a disconnect there that we want to get back for this football team." Cruz, who was hurt against Seattle on Dec. 15, hopes that Nicks and offensive co-ordinator Kevin Gilbride will both return next season. Nicks, the Giants first-round draft pick in 2009, has had a disappointing fifth season. Heading into the season finale against Washington on Sunday, he has failed to catch a touchdown. He will be a free agent after this season. "Obviously I understand the business side of it, because I just went through that myself," said Cruz, who signed a five-year, $43 million contract extension this summer, causing him to miss this past seasons OTAs. "I understand what he is going through." If Nicks signs with another team, Cruz said he is ready to handle a bigger load. He admits he was disappointed being limited to four TD catches. Gilbride has come under fire because the offence, which has been slowed by multiple injuries on the offensive line, is ranked 30th of 32 in the league. Nicks plans to discuss his future with the Giants next week said. While he said he wants to stay, he added that money might not be the stumbling block in contract talks. "We arent talking money, its bigger than that in my eyes," Nicks said, indicating that he doesnt want to see changes in the offence. The Giants could put a franchise tag on Nicks and have him under contract for another year, but the question is would they do that for a player who did not produce in a walk year. "I understand the business," Nicks said. "There wont be no negative vibe or bad blood whatever they decide." Finishing 2 yards shy of 1,000 yards receiving did not cost him money, Cruz said. "I wish I could go back and get them, but things happen," Cruz said. "When I was on the flight to get my surgery, a fan came up to me and said: Dont worry about those two yards, you still got 1,000 in my book. That sealed the deal for me. I was like, I knew I didnt need them." NOTES: G Brandon Mosley (hand), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) and TE Adrien Robinson (knee) were declared out for Sundays game. ...Mosley was having surgery Friday on the hand he broke last weekend. Pierre-Paul missed the final five games. RBs Andre Brown and Peyton Hillis are probable after suffering concussions in the last two weeks. Cheap Braves Jerseys Authentic .com) - Ryan Miller made 28 saves to record his fifth shutout of the season and second in as many nights as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 on Friday. Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys . Malone will become an unrestricted free-agent and as per the collective bargaining agreement, the Lightning will be responsible for two-thirds of the remainder of his contract over twice the length of the rest of the deal.LAS VEGAS -- Training camps are weeks away, but Las Vegas legal bookmakers are already making bets on what the NFL season will look like. Turns out it could be a lot like the last, with the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos favoured to meet again next February in Arizona. Seattle is a 9-2 favourite at the LVH sports book, while the Broncos are next at 5-1 to win the Super Bowl. Both teams are favoured to win more regular-season games than any other team, with oddsmakers putting the over/under for wins at 11 games. "The Broncos have a real tough schedule so it wont be an easy task," said Jeff Sherman, part of a team that sets the odds at the LVH. "They have some tough early games outside their division, including the Super Bowl rematch with the Seahawks in Week 3." The Seahawks are 3 1/2-point favourites to beat the Broncos at home in that game, a line that figures to draw some early action even before either team puts on the pads this summer. Denver was a 2-point favourite in the Super Bowl, which Seattle won 43-8. Sherman said there is more parity than ever in the NFL, with 19 teams expected to win between seven and nine games and only five expected to win 10 or more. At the bottom of the pack is Jacksonville, with a 4 1/2-win line, and Oakland at five games. Despite the parity, teams in the NFC are favoured more than teams in the AFC. Bettors can wager on which conference wins the Super Bowl, with the NFC a 3 1/2-point favourite. "The one thing that really stood out when we sat down and went through this game by game was how many goood teams are in the NFC," Sherman said.Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic. NFL games are by far the biggest attraction for sports bettors, who placed a record $119.4 million in legal wagers in Nevada on the last Super Bowl alone. Nevada is the only state where full betting on games is allowed, though bettors in Delaware can wager on parlays of more than one team. Sherman said most of the so-called "wise guys" who can move the lines at sports books wait until the exhibition season to begin making wagers, though some might pounce on the early numbers if they think the oddsmakers have made an error evaluating a team. "Once the preseason games start and you can see what the coaches are thinking it becomes more clear," he said. "But they will move in if they think there is a weakness in a line." The LVH is traditionally one of the first to post over/under win totals for the season, which were put up Sunday afternoon. Sherman said there was a small flurry of wagers made by bettors who thought teams might either be undervalued or too highly regarded by the oddsmakers. This years draft didnt change many opinions on win totals, he said, because rookies rarely have a big impact on seasons. That was particularly true with the Cleveland Browns, who are listed at 6 1/2 wins despite the addition of Johnny Manziel at quarterback. "He doesnt have an effect on what we do," Sherman said. "We like the Browns overall as a team, their defence is good and theyve gotten better even if the results dont show it. But in a tough division we just couldnt go any higher." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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STILLWATER, Okla. Jonathan Isaac White Jersey . -- Oklahoma State appeared to have its second Big 12 Conference championship and BCS bowl game berth in three seasons within its grasp, thanks to a late rally. Instead, the No. 6 Cowboys (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) were left in a state of last-second shock after rival Oklahoma answered with a rally of its own in the closing minutes of a 33-24 win on Saturday. Desmond Roland, who finished with 144 yards rushing and accounted for three touchdowns, appeared to put Oklahoma State up for good with his 1-yard touchdown with 1:46 remaining. His score put the Cowboys a 24-20 lead and appeared to secure an eighth-straight win as well as the Big 12 title and BCS bowl game berth. Oklahoma (10-2, 7-2) quarterback Blake Bell, however, had other plans. The junior, who started earlier this season before losing the job to Trevor Knight, rallied the No. 18 Sooners down the field and capped the drive with a 7-yard touchdown pass with 19 seconds remaining to Jalen Saunders in the corner of the end zone. Saunders touchdown came just five plays after Oklahoma States Justin Gilbert briefly appeared to intercept a pass from Bell, but the cornerback was unable to keep the ball from hitting the turf. Following Bells touchdown pass to Saunders, Eric Striker then ended the game for Oklahoma by recovering a fumble and scoring during a desperation series of laterals. The Sooners were then pelted with snow balls from the rival crowd. Oklahoma has now won at least 10 games in four straight seasons, and Sooners coach Bob Stoops is 8-1 in his career against Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy. "That was a heck of a football game," Gundy said. "Its unfortunate that we came up short. What the game really came down to was that Oklahoma made some key plays on fourth down, and we didnt." The win set off a frenzied celebration in a frigid Boone Pickens Stadium for visiting Oklahoma, while leaving Oklahoma State once again suffering a bitter defeat at the hands of its fiercest rival. This level of disappointment was higher than most for the Cowboys, whose hopes of a second Big 12 championship and BCS bowl game berth in three years were lost after Bells touchdown pass to Saunders. "You just love it to see a guy whos a competitor like that, whos been sitting on the bench all game, to come in and play so well," Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said of Bell. "He played great." The shakeup in the BCS bowl picture, however, was the last thing on the mind of Bell -- the Oklahoma junior who replaced injured starter Trevor Knight in the second half. After starting eight games earlier this season for the Sooners, including a win at Notre Dame, Bell began Saturday as Oklahomas third option at quarterback. He ended the game by leading the Sooners on a game-winning 66-yard drive in the closing minutes, going 5 of 8 for 57 yards on the drive and finishing 10-of-16 passing for 140 yards in relief of Knight and backup quarterback Kendal Thompson "I was just thinking that whenever I got my opportunity, I wanted to do the best I could with Trevor going down and Kendal coming in," Bell said. "... Once I got into the rhythm of the play, I felt like everything was clicking." Oklahoma State led for much of the game, only falling behind for the first time early in the fourth quarter when Oklahomas Michael Hunnicutt kicked a 39-yard field goal to put the Sooners up 20-17. Facing a late-game deficit, quarterback Clint Chelf appeared to rally the Cowboys for the win with a 7-play, 89-yard drive on which he completed five straight passes for first downs. Oklahoma stayed close for much of the game thanks to the play of its special teams, doing so with Knight on the bench in the second half with a shoulder injury. Saunders returned a punt 64 yards for a touchdown in the first half and Hunnicutt -- who also kicked a pair of field goals -- also caught a touchdown pass on a fake field goal attempt. Hunnicutts 8-yard touchdown catch from holder Grant Bothun tied the game at 17-17 late in the third quarter, and it came after Bothum darted to the left following the snap before finding a wide-open Hunnicutt. Stoops said the Sooners didnt put the fake in their gameplan until Thursday. "They called it in about 15 seconds before, so we didnt have too much time to think about it," Hunnicutt said. "I was just super excited." Jonathan Isaac Black Jersey . Rajon Rondo had 18 of Bostons season-high 38 assists and the Celtics committed just seven turnovers in a 118-111 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.Jonathan Isaac Womens Jersey . You can listen to the game live on TSN Radio 690 in Montreal or on TSN.ca/Montreal. Also, TSN.ca features live streaming of the post-game news conferences from the Bell Centre. The Rangers grabbed a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Final after Sundays 3-2 overtime victory against the visiting Habs.The CFL has approved making pass interference subject to video review for the upcoming season. Coaches are now allowed to challenge both called and potential defensive pass interference fouls under certain conditions. "We are constantly looking for ways to make our great game even better and I believe we have done that today with the approval of this rule change," said CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon. "Being progressive and using technology to compliment the excellent work our officials already do on the field is positive for our teams, players, and ultimately, our fans." The new rule now provides a team with the ability to use coaches challenges to review a called or potential pass interference foul up to the final three minutes of a game. In the final three minutes and overtime, a team can only challenge such a call or non-call once, and only if it still has an unused challenge and a timeout remaining. A coach must challenge to trigger a video review of a pass interference call or a potential pass interference call. They will not be subject to automatic review by the Command Centre. An unsuccessful challenge of a potential pass interference foul in the final three minutes will result in the loss of a timeout. An unsuccessful challenge of an actual pass interference call in the final minutes will not result in the loss of a timeout. The CFL is the first football league to subject pass interference to video review. The role of the Command Centre has also been expanded to automatically review specific turnovers of fumbles lost and interceptions, and can now detect illegal participation fouls during a play (when a player returns to the field after voluntarily leaving it). "We are very much looking forward to implementing the rule changes for the 2014 season now that we have received final approval from our Board," said Glen Johnson, CFL Vice President of Offficiating. Jonathan Isaac Magic Jersey. "We went through a very rigorous and inclusive process this off-season and we strongly believe that all of these rule changes will have a positive impact on our game." 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Other approved changes to promote scoring and improve the flow of the game include: • Allowing quarterbacks for each team to use their own team supplied Wilson footballs, provided they have met the "new ball" quality standard established by the league. • Allowing centres to bob their heads multiple times in an effort to signal timing of the snap of the ball (to be used by visiting teams coping with noise in stadium). • Allowing offences to further dictate the pace of play by no longer requiring the Head Referee to hold the 20 second clock for the defence to substitute. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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UNIONDALE, N. Cheap Soccer Jerseys .Y. -- The New York Islanders were seeking a positive finish to a frustrating season on home ice. Ottawas Jason Spezza and Craig Anderson did their best to block that effort. Spezza scored twice and Anderson made 45 saves as the Senators topped the Islanders 4-1 on Tuesday night. The Senators (34-31-14) will still miss the post-season for the first time since 2011 and just the third time since 1996. They were making their first appearance this season at Nassau Coliseum, and the Islanders won the previous two meetings in Ottawa. "It feels good to put together a team effort and come away with the win," Anderson said. "We played well." Matt Kassian scored an empty-net goal at 19:48, his first this season. Spezza, the Senators captain, had the chance for a hat trick, but instead passed to Kassian. Frans Nielsen scored the lone goal for the Islanders with his career-best 25th in the teams home finale. Anders Nilsson made 28 saves for the Islanders (31-37-11), who wont reach the playoffs for the sixth time in seven years. They finished 13-19-9 at home. "The effort has been there and will continue to be there," Islanders defenceman Travis Hamonic said. "Were going to keep pushing and playing hard until the end." Spezza opened the scoring on a tip-in at 12:45 of the second. Nielsen then tied it 22 seconds into the third. Rookie defenceman Kevin Czuczman and Josh Bailey had assists, giving Bailey points in six straight games. Spezzas go-ahead goal at 12:45 of the third came when his shot edged under crossbar behind Nilsson. Ales Hemsky, who assisted on both of Spezzas goals, added his 13th at 14:26 of the third to make it 3-1. The Islanders qualified for the post-season last year for the first time since 2007 and lost to the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins in a tough six-game opening-round series. But they never found firm footing this season after trading captain John Tavares longtime linemate Matt Moulson to Buffalo for Thomas Vanek on Oct. 27. They subsequently traded Vanek to Montreal at the March 5 deadline. The Islanders also had to contend with a litany of injuries to key players, particularly veteran defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky, who missed most of the season with a concussion and starting goaltender Evgeni Nabokov. Then, Tavares suffered a season-ending knee injury during the Winter Olympics in February. The Islanders have dressed at least nine rookies in their last nine games in which theyve gone 5-2-2. They are 7-4-2 in their last 13 contests. There are 11 rookies on the current roster: Defencemen Calvin de Haan, Scott Mayfield, Matt Donovan and Czuczman in addition to forwards Brock Nelson, Brett Gallant, Mike Halmo, Anders Lee, John Persson and Ryan Strome plus Nilsson. All but an injured de Haan played against the Senators. "Im proud of the young guys, they are playing hard," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "When we get our team back next year and play the way we can play, I think we can make a push and get back to the dance." Gallant, 25, made his NHL debut. He had 245 penalty minutes in 56 games for Bridgeport of the AHL. The feisty forward levelled Kassian with a single punch midway through the first period. "He caught me with one," said Kassian, sporting a postgame bruise under his right eye. "Sometimes that happens in a fight, you get punched right in the face." The Islanders conclude their season with road games at Montreal, New Jersey and Buffalo. Ottawa hosts New Jersey and Toronto before finishing at Pittsburgh. NOTES: Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck left during the first period with an upper-body injury and didnt return. ... Ottawa was without defencemen Colin Greening and Jared Cowen with lower-body injuries, plus forward Bobby Ryan (sports hernia). ... Defenceman Thomas Hickey is the only Islander to play all 79 games this season. ... The Islanders are 25-10-4 when they score at least three goals and 6-27-7 when they do not. Wholesale Barcelona Jerseys . - Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II says the NFL has told the team it will not be docked a pick in this years draft for coach Mike Tomlins foray onto the field against Baltimore last November. Cheap Barcelona Jerseys .Chanathip Songkrasin opened the scoring in the sixth minute before Kroekrit found the target twice in the 57th and four minutes from fulltime.Vietnam and Malaysia play their second leg on Thursday. Vietnam won the first leg 2-1.With an overall record of 37-39, including 9-6 last week, TSN football analyst Chris Schultz is back with his Week 6 selections in the NFL in Risky Business. Indianapolis (-2.5) at Houston The last four out of five Thursday night games have been dominated by the home team. No doubt that is a consistency worth being respected. Still, Andrew Luck had a four-turnover game and still beat Baltimore 20-13. And the Colts defence is improving, allowing only 17, 17 and 13 points. Arian Foster is back for the Texans and that fact helps Ryan Fitzpatrick out immensely. This is the game where the injury absence of Jadeveon Clowney could have made a difference. Even though it is on the road I cant go against the luck and ability of Andrew Luck. Can you imagine the second career contract waiting for Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson? Colts. Pittsburgh at Cleveland (-2) The strengths of the Steelers are the no-huddle offence run by Ben Roethlisberger, running back LeVeon Bell and receiver Antonio Brown. The weakness is the injury absence of cornerback Ike Taylor, and linebackers Jarvis Jones and Ryan Shazier. Cleveland has strengths of come from behind ability and Brian Hoyer, who has suppressed any and all talk about Johnny Manziel. The weakness is not playing well to begin games and in Week 1 they fell behind 27-3 to this same Steeler team. Yet I wonder if the Browns are improving and the Steelers only surviving. Browns. New England (-3) at Buffalo This will be fun. The Patriots opened the Cincinnati game by running play after play right at the interior heart of the Bengals and made a toughness statement and won the line of scrimmage. They may not be so successful this week as the Bills run defence after five games is No. 1 in the NFL allowing only 71 yards per game. Kyle Orton played well last week but with two tight ends back in Rob Gronkowski and newly acquired Tim Wright (in the Logan Mankins trade) I like the Patriots chances to continue their success moving the ball that they established last Sunday. Brady is an astonishing 22-2 against the Buffalo Bills. Patriots. Carolina at Cincinnati (-7) Cincinnati is a much better team at home and were humbled last week against New England 43-17. Before the 43 points the Bengal defence had allowed a high of 16 points so I expect a focused Bengal team at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday afternoon. On the opposite side Carolina on defence has allowed more than one touchdown pass in four of five games this year. Thats significant in that last year they only allowed multiple touchdown passes once. Sometimes its when you play a team, not who you play. The Bengals were humbled last week, while Carolina won even though Matt Forte ripped em. So can Giovani Bernard. Bengals. Jacksonville at Tennessee (-6) I guess the best thing to focus on in Jaguar football is that they only allowed 17 points against Pittsburgh. Thats important in that the previous four games it had been 33 or more. Not sure who is going to be at quarterback for Tennessee, could be sixth-round pick Zack Mettenberger out of LSU. The Jaguars are 0-5 and the pressure is on. Tennessee is 1-4 and if they dont turn it around soon the playoff dream becomes a nightmare. Different type of pressure both ways. Jaguars. Green Bay (-3.5) at Miami Both teams have time advantages in preparation for this game. Packers are coming off the Thursday night game and Miami the bye week. The Packers have outscored opponents 80-27 in the last two weeks with wins at Chicago and home to Minnesota. And those are divisional games. If the Packer offensive tackles have a good pass blocking day against the Dolphin defensive ends this could be a repeat of previous success for Green Bay. In what is the amazing statistic of the week, Aaron Rodgers has seven touchdown passes and only 11 incomplete passes over the last two weeks. And in October Rodgers plays his best football. 56-13 is the won-lost ratio with 20 touchdowns and just six interceptions. Joe Philbin knows Rodgers well as he coached him not so long ago in Green Bay. But when Rodgers gets time he will produce, and if pocket time is an issue he can roll out and still produce. Packers. Detroit (-2) at Minnesota Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush are battling injuries while Teddy Bridgewater should be over his. Mike Zimmer as a head coach will not let the 42-10 loss to Green Bay from last week pass without learning and improving. On the road Detroit lost in Carolina and won by seven against the Jets. Now they go to Minnesota and TFC Bank Stadium, not the Metrodome of years past. This one is a risky pick but that was not the Vikings of earlier this season, I anticipate a much more intense performance back home against Detroit. Minnesota. Denver (-8) at NY Jets The Broncos are going to score points but how many can the Jets possibly score? To get shut out 31-0 says a lot on how inefficient the Jets are on offence, not only Geno Smith but Michael Vick too. Last week Peyton Manning threw for a career-high 479 yards, just passing. And that was against Arizona cornerbacks Patrick Peterson and Antonio Cromartie. Denver is going to scoore points. Cheap Barcelona Jerseys Authentic. Denver. Baltimore (-3) at Tampa Bay The only game the Bucs have won was in Pittsburgh where the Steelers imploded late and Mike Glennon hit Vincent Jackson to win under a minute to go. The Ravens are coming off their worst game of the year. They went 1-for-11 on third down and were dominated in time of possession as the Colts had the ball for 39 minutes. Now is the time for Joe Flacco to shine. Coming off a loss and back on the road this one may be very close. I can see the Bucs losing two in a row, they are evolving and developing. I just cant see the Ravens doing the same. They must win their division. Ravens. San Diego (-7) at Oakland Tony Sparano will be the eighth head coach since 2003 for the Oakland Raiders. Now whenever there is a head coaching move made in-season the team usually responds well. But they are playing a 4-1 Chargers team whose only loss was by one in Arizona in Week 1. Philip Rivers is thriving again with Mike McCoy as a head coach and Frank Reich as his offensive coordinator. And Brandon Oliver has stepped in at running back, looking like Darrin Sproles, and producing 182 total yards against the Jets. If Donald Brown cant play Oliver may start as Danny Woodhead and Ryan Matthews are previous backs who cant go. I think this would be the upset of the year if Derek Carr beats Rivers. With a 12-to-2 touchdown to interception ratio Rivers should match what Ryan Tannehill did with his 38 points in London on the Raiders. Some say the Raiders are the 32nd-best team in a 32-team league. The Chargers are currently a top-five club. Chargers. Chicago at Atlanta (-3) This is a really interesting one because of all the wide receiver talent everywhere. Atlanta has Julio Jones and Roddy White. Chicago has Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. At running back, proven Matt Forte and surprise performer Antone Smith in Atlanta. The Bears do have a tight end advantage with Martellus Bennett but the Falcons play their best in the Georgia Dome. If it becomes a touchdown for touchdown game, give me Matt Ryan for one extra touchdown. Falcons. Washington at Arizona (-3.5) Known and unknown at quarterback for Arizona. The known is that Carson Palmer is out. The unknown is the status of Drew Stanton due to concussion. The other known is that Logan Thomas is not ready to play as a fourth-round draft pick from Virginia Tech. I though Kirk Cousins redeemed himself in the loss to a good Seattle team 27-17. But there was a lot of tension that some Washington players took the loss too lightly afterwards in the post-game locker room interaction. Interesting subject. The NFL precautionary measures regarding concussions are pretty intense and if he was truly knocked out in the Denver game then you will not see Stanton against Washington. In an upset...Washington. Dallas at Seattle (-8) Best game of Week 6. The Dallas Cowboys are simply a better line of scrimmage team on offence. Its reflected in the success of DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant but third down is a productive moment. On offence 55 per cent of the time third down becomes first down and on defence only 39 percent of the time does an opponent make the successful transition. For Seattle Russell Wilson and his success as a runner changes everything in defending the Seahawks offence. It was the only reason for the 27-17 win at Washington. You can physically beat Seattle. San Diego proved that in Week 2. Yes, Wilson has only lost one game in his Seahawks career at home and with Percy Harvin it may be a while until number two. But for Harvin, Dallas has Bryant for Marshawn Lynch while Dallas has Murray. And as elusive as Wilson is, Romo can move in a similar way, not downfield, but in the pocket. Dallas. NY Giants at Philadelphia (-2.5) The Philadelphia Eagles have scored touchdowns in seven different ways. Rushing and passing, kickoff return and punt return, fumble return, interception return and blocked punt return. They are getting contributions from everyone but when do these unusually unpredictable moments end? The Eagles are winning in an oddball way. For the Giants coming off the Thursday night dominant win over Washington confidence is high. And it should be. They are averaging 35 points a game and DeMeco Ryans is going to be a game day decision for the Eagles and Michael Kendricks is a possible injury issue as well. Andre Williams is key - as a probable starter as a rookie can he produce? But another rookie Odell Beckham is also key as a receiver. Giants. San Francisco (-3) at St. Louis Home underdog so here we go. The 49ers have yet to score a touchdown in the fourth quarter this season so far, definitely a bit of a surprise. Austin Davis for St Louis is completing 67 per cent of his passes, again a bit of surprise. Every game this year has been a struggle - win or lose - and now on the road a struggle may happen again Monday night for the 49ers. St. Louis may have lost to Philadelphia 34-28 but overcame a major deficit to make it a game. Rams may only be 1-3 but should make it tough for San Francisco to win on the road and in the division. Rams. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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