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ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina returned after a month out with injury to advance to the second round of the ABN Amro tournament on Wednesday. Willson Contreras Jersey . The defending champion beat Gael Monfils of France 7-6 (6), 6-3, while second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain dispatched Edouard Roger-Vasselin, also of France, 6-3, 6-3. Making his first appearance since injuring his wrist a month ago, Del Potro had difficulty with his service games in the first set. Monfils served up 5 aces to zero and was also the first to take a mini-break in the tiebreaker, before he double-faulted and allowed Del Potro to reassert control. In the second set, the Argentine was dominant, breaking Monfils serve in the fourth game. The only hint of trouble came in the deciding game, when Monfils took Del Potro to two break points. But Del Potro saved both and went on to seal the victory. "My wrist is getting better by the day and it was fine today against Monfils," he said. "Its always difficult to come back after an injury, but I hope I can hold on to this level of play." Murray, who won the tournament in 2009, worked efficiently against Roger-Vasselin, winning in just under 90 minutes. The Wimbledon winner saved four break points, all in the second set. Del Potro faces Paul Henri-Mathieu of France in the second round, while Murray plays Dominic Thiem of Austria. John Lackey Jersey . Toronto dropped a 7-2 decision to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon, with only a pair of late runs preventing a second straight shutout loss. Josh Willingham belted a two-run homer in the first inning and Kendrys Morales hit a bases-clearing double in the seventh as the Twins took the rubber game of the three-game series. Jake Arrieta Jersey .com) - The Buffalo Bills will return to the friendly confines of Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday when they welcome the upstart Cleveland Browns to town.TORONTO -- Canadians turned out by the hundreds to watch Germany beat Argentina in the World Cup final on Sunday, with many braving either a scorching sun or heavy downpour. Supporters gathered in public spaces across the country to cheer on their teams, watching Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in extra time to claim its fourth World Cup win. In Toronto, hundreds of sweat-drenched fans gathered downtown near the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and watched tensely as the game went through a scoreless 90 minutes. While many donned the striped jerseys of Argentina, Germanys supporters seemed to be greater in number and a lot more vocal. Chants of "Germany!" and "Deutschland!" filled the air and grew louder each time either goalkeeper blocked off a shot. "If youre German, you just cheer for every moment," said Nicole Hauvisen, who has lived in Toronto for five years. While Germanys supporters -- many with their faces painted and some shirtless -- erupted into dance at the end of the match, Argentinas supporters slinkered away silently, with some declining interviews. One man who was cheering for Argentina, Rhys Wakeham, said he thought the game was done as soon as Germany put in its single goal with just seven minutes left in the game. "It was like hopeless," he said. "I though that was it. I though that was the end right there, when they scored... Germanys defence was just too strong." In Montreal, several hundred people braved overcast skies for an outdoor party at Montreals Parc Jean Drapeau, which is on the same island where the Montreal Grand Prix is held. Rain spat at the enthusiastic crowd gathered before two large screens before turning into a downpour as the match went into the final minutes. The mob erupted with cheers as Germany was declaared the winner and then scattered amid the driving rain. Sammy Sosa Jersey. Some hung around to savour the win. Jonathan Lohe Chung, who had supported Argentina, said he didnt expect it to take so long for someone to score. "I was expecting two or three goals in this whole game but how they played everything was pretty conservative on both sides," he said. "Great game no matter what." In Vancouver, there were mixed feelings about Germanys win amongst the hundreds who gathered to watch the game. "Vancouver is the city of bandwagons," said Patrick Koo. "Im pretty sure everyones a Germany fan now." "I was rooting for Germany, I bet a little bit of money on them." said Craig McKimm. "I think Ill win $26 or something like that -- dont tell my girlfriend though." In Edmonton, where sports hoopla is typically reserved for hockey or the other type of football, hundreds gathered under a baking Prairie sun to watch the final on a big screen in the citys downtown. "Im from Toronto and I didnt expect this much support for the World Cup in Edmonton," said Arsh Sidhu, who was wearing an Argentina jersey. Rob Welte and his family, who were on their way back to Fort McMurray after a holiday in B.C., were also surprised to see such a large crowd. Welte, a Germany supporter, explained that his family were such big soccer fans that they took a break from camping during their trip to drive to Kamloops to watch Germany beat France in the quarter-finals. "This is perfect for World Cup," Welte said as he sat among the crowd in Edmonton. "You get a lot of people in public rooting for their country. Its just awesome." With files from Steven Chua in Vancouver, Nelson Wyatt in Montreal and Rob Drinkwater in Edmonton. 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MINNEAPOLIS - When Torii Hunter first came up to the major leagues in 1997, Paul Molitor was bringing a Hall of Fame playing career to a close with his hometown Minnesota Twins. Luke Willson Jersey .Molitor could still swing the bat, and the impression he made on a talented group of youngsters, including Hunter, helped lay the foundation for the long-struggling teams renaissance.Almost two decades later, Hunter is returning to Minnesota, his home away from home, to play for Molitor and return the favour.This is where I needed to be, Hunter said Wednesday after signing a $10.5 million, one-year contract with the Twins. This is home for me.Hunter spent the first 11 years of his career with the Twins. He was a first-round draft pick as an 18-year-old in 1993 and looked up to Kirby Puckett and Molitor, among others, as he made his way up through the system.He watched how Molitor, who hit .341 in 161 games as a 39-year-old designated hitter with the Twins in 1996, went about his business, studying opposing pitchers for weaknesses and pouncing on blunders in the outfield to take an extra base.Now Hunter is 39, still swinging the bat pretty well in the closing stages of his career. And the Twins are flush with prospects who need a mentor.Its crazy how things come full circle, Hunter said. Just watching Molitor at the end of his career and I was a young player and he was imparting (wisdom) to me and showing me different things. Hes the manager now and Im almost at the end of my career, still producing though. Now Im coming back and trying to impart to some of these younger guys and give back to them and make them better.The Twins have lost at least 92 games in each of the last four seasons and a young clubhouse has at times appeared overwhelmed and a little lost without a strong veteran voice. The organization hopes prospects such as Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, Alex Meyer and Eddie Rosario will be ready to support quiet veteran Joe Mauer. There also are up-and-comers Kennys Vargas, Oswaldo Arcia and Danny Santana on the roster who may push the Twins back into relevance.General manager Terry Ryan was looking on the free-agent market for a right-handed hitter with some power, and Hunter hit 17 homers and drove in 83 runs for the Detroit Tigers last year. That Hunter also happens to be the kind of player who takes pride in being a vocal leader and holding other players accountable only added to the attraction.Weve got a young club here. Weve got young position players, Ryan said. We brought Torii here not only to help them out, but more importantly, we still believe Torii can be a productive player in his own right.Hunter is a five-time All-Star and a nine-time Gold Glove winner who has hit at least 16 homers in 13 of his last 14 seasons.He had other suitors, and perhaps some were much closer to contending for the championship that has eluded Hunter to this point in his career.Hunter said he couldnt pass up the chance to return to the place it all began. Hes looking to help the Twins regain the level of the team that won four division titles in five seasons before he left in 2008.Hunter asked for a full no-trade clause in his contract in order to come back home, underlining his commitment to helping this wayward franchise, and the Twins agreed.Hunter said if things go poorly this season and Ryan has a chance to trade him to a contender at the deadline, they will discuss it. But his preference is to finish his career in Minnesota, whether it ends after this season or not.This is where I want to be, Hunter said. Im in it for the long haul if theyre willing to do it.NOTES: Hunter would earn $25,000 bonuses if hes an All-Star, wins a Gold Glove or wins a Silver Slugger. He would get $100,000 for MVP, $75,000 for second, $50,000 for third and $25,000 for fourth through sixth. He would get $50,000 for League Championship Series MVP and $100,000 for World Series MVP. Sylvester Williams Jersey . -- Tiago Splitter tipped in a rebound with 2. Luke Willson Lions Jersey . Neither made it that far in 2013. Not even close. Federer lost his second match at the All England Club. Nadal exited in the first round, a year after bowing out in the second.SEATTLE - The Seattle Sounders advanced to the MLS Cup Western Conference finals for the second time in franchise history despite playing to a 0-0 draw with FC Dallas in the second leg of the conference semifinals on Monday night. The two-leg series finished tied 1-1 on aggregate but Seattle moved on thanks to its road goal in the first game in Dallas. Road goals were implemented as a tiebreaker this year. The Sounders were able to avoid the perils of the last two Supporters Shield winners by advancing from the conference semifinals. San Jose in 2012 and New York last season both finished as regular season champions but were bounced in the conference semifinals. Seattle will face rival Los Angeles in the Western Conference finals. Seattle had plenty of chances from Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins to give itself a cushion but the match remained tense into stoppage time. Mauro Diazs free kick from 30 yards in the second minute of stoppage time was bounced around the penalty area and deflected wide for a corner kick that was cleared from danger. It capped a wild second half where Seattle had the bulk of possession and opportunities but was unable to get a shot past Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz. Dallas ttook a 1-0 lead in the first leg on Michels penalty kick in the first half, but Seattle got the crucial equalizer on Osvaldo Alonsos second-half header that gave the Sounders the advantage coming home. Tracy Walker Jersey. Seattle lost Alonso in the 55th minute on Monday when he pulled up grabbing at the back of his leg in near midfield. Alonso had been playing well helping control Dallas attack and retaining possession in the midfield. Dempsey nearly gave Seattle the lead in the 68th minute when his curling left-footed attempt deflected off a Dallas defender and skipped just wide of the net. Dempsey then was denied again in the 84th minute leaving him with his hands out in disbelief. Dallas defender Matt Hughes misplayed a ball in his own penalty area being pressured by Brad Evans. The ball fell perfectly for Dempsey, but his right-footed shot was kicked away as Seitz dived. Dempsey also had two shots on net blocked aside by Seitz in the first half and Chad Marshalls header off a corner kick in the 28th minute was cleared off the line by Michel. Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei got the shutout, but Dallas offensive chances were limited despite the return of Diaz after he was suspended for the first leg. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Stitched Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online ' ' ' 
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HAMILTON - The Ottawa Redblacks might be out of playoff contention but Hamilton coach/GM Kent Austin says the Tiger-Cats cant afford to overlook the expansion CFL franchise. Maxime Lagace Golden Knights Jersey . Hamilton (6-8) hosts Ottawa (2-12) tonight tied with Toronto and Montreal atop the East Division. The Ticats, Argonauts and Alouettes also must consider that the B.C. Lions (8-7), currently fourth in the West, have a better record than the third-place Eastern squad and would cross over and assume the No. 3 playoff seed if that remained the case at the end of the regular season. Catch the action unfold on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4 and TSN5, and on TSN Radio 1200 at 7pm et/4pm pt. Toronto hosts Montreal at Rogers Centre on Saturday afternoon (TSN1, TSN3, TSN4 and TSN5 at 4pm et/1pm pt). Every game you play is a dangerous game and I dont buy that they (Redblacks) dont have anything to play for, Austin said Thursday. In fact, being out of the playoffs would give them a little bit more of a reason to do more and maybe to live a little bit on the edge more. Hamiltons first win of the season came against Ottawa — a 33-23 decision July 26 at McMaster Universitys Ron Joyce Stadium. Dan LeFevour started at quarterback for Hamilton as incumbent Zach Collaros was out with concussion-like symptoms. Hamilton was 1-6 when Collaros returned to the lineup and hes led the squad to five wins in seven games. The Ticats are also 4-0 at new Tim Hortons Field. However, Hamilton missed a glorious chance to take sole possession of first in the East last Friday when it relinquished a 17-point, third-quarter lead in Toronto, eventually dropping a heart-breaking 34-33 loss to the Argos. But defensive tackle Bryan Hall said thats all behind the Ticats now. I didnt sleep well at all (that night) and Im sure a lot of guys didnt either, said Hall, adding the coaches have been doing a great job of moving on. But Austin bristled when asked if the loss was a reality check for the Ticats after four straight victories. This is not a complacent football team and we certainly werent in a position last week to be complacent, he said. We have fought hard. The players have fought hard and scratched and clawed their way back into this (playoff race) to give us an opportunity to make a stretch run and get in the playoffs and to hopefully perform well at that time. Ottawa quarterback Henry Burris will make a second return to Hamilton. He spent two years with the Ticats, leading them to a Grey Cup appearance last year before being released after Collaros was signed as a free agent. Burris subsequently joined the Redblacks. We know Henrys strengths and weaknesses, said Austin. He has more strengths than weaknesses, obviously. Theyre going to put together a plan that not only fits what he does well but also what they think will attack our defence, so, yes, we gameplan accordingly. But that being said, Ive always maintained the belief that its really your adjustments during the game that make the difference. Ottawa is looking to rebound from a 41-3 road loss to B.C. on Saturday night. The most important (thing) for us I think going into this week is the fact the guys are embarrassed and I think well see more spark, Burris said. Well see more passion, more hunger. Burris said the Redblacks are more concerned with finishing the year strong than playing the role of spoiler down the stretch. To win out here would be the perfect way to at least finish off with a good taste in our mouth and give us something to look forward to next year, he said. Hamilton will dress two new international running backs after losing Mossis Madu to a shoulder injury against Toronto. Madu was replacing injured tailback C.J. Gable. Delone Carter spent time in the NFL with Indianapolis and Jacksonville before signing with Hamilton on Oct. 7. Hell be joined in the backfield by rookie Sam Ojuri, who was signed in July and had been on the Ticats practice roster. Jason Garrison Golden Knights Jersey . First-half goals by Will Bruin and Oscar Boniek Garcia sucked the life out of the Impact as the Houston Dynamo bounced them from Major League Soccers post-season with a 3-0 victory on Thursday. James Neal Golden Knights Jersey . A spokeswoman for the NLRB says its "a very incremental move" and does not necessarily indicate the board is close to a finding in the case. NFL owners filed an unfair labour charge against the players union in February, arguing that the union was not negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement in good faith.CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Prosecutors accusing Oscar Pistorius of premeditated murder will add two more charges believed to relate to firing guns in public to the indictment against him, apparently to show another side to the inspiring double-amputee Olympian: Reckless and trigger-happy. Pistorius now faces charges of murder, illegal possession of ammunition and two other counts of breaking South Africas firearms laws in his trial in March. Pistorius lawyers received a letter on Tuesday advising them that the two charges, already raised against Pistorius, would be added to the indictment served on the athlete in August, National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Nathi Mncube told The Associated Press. Pistorius lawyers failed in an initial application opposing the inclusion of the two charges in his murder trial but can "take the matter up" again, Mncube said. Mncube said the additional charges were not in the original indictment because they are alleged to have occurred in the Johannesburg region, a different court jurisdiction to Pistorius fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his villa in a gated estate in the South African capital, Pretoria, in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14. Prosecutors had to seek permission from South Africas new National Director of Public Prosecutions to "centralize" all the charges, Mncube said, so they all could be heard in the same trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. "The National Director has indeed given them (prosecutors) that authority and they will be added," Mncube said. "They are not new charges, they were charges that already existed. They were just in a different jurisdiction." Pistorius murder trial is due too start Mar. Oscar Dansk Golden Knights Jersey. 3 and the 26-year-old disabled runner faces a life sentence with a minimum of 25 years in prison if he is convicted on the main charge of premeditated murder in the killing of Steenkamp on Valentines Day. Mncube declined to detail the charges being added, only saying there were two counts and they covered "the contravention of the firearms control act." The South African media has reported that Pistorius has twice shot a gun in a public place: One time out of a moving car when he was driving with a former girlfriend and another at a restaurant in Johannesburg when he apparently accidentally fired a friends gun under a table while admiring it. Pistorius spokeswoman Anneliese Burgess told the AP that the Pistorius family did not want to comment on "legal aspects" of the case. But Mncube said Pistorius lawyers had argued against him being charged and tried in a Pretoria court for alleged offences that occurred in Johannesburg. "They are not saying he cant be charged for those, they are saying he cant be charged in a different jurisdiction," Mncube said. Mncubes National Prosecuting Authority would not comment on any of the details surrounding the two charges to be added, but people who are believed to have been present at those incidents were included in the prosecutions list of more than 100 trial witnesses when Pistorius was indicted two months ago. Pistorius denies murder and says he shot Steenkamp in self-defence through a toilet cubicle door with his licensed 9mm handgun, thinking mistakenly that she was a dangerous intruder in his house. Prosecutors say he intended to kill her, possibly after a loud argument in the middle of the night. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Stitched Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online ' ' ' 
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(SportsNetwork. Juan Agudelo Jersey .com) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson lost an appeal to have his indefinite suspension overturned, the NFL announced Friday. The players union said it was considering legal action over the decision. NFL-appointed arbitrator Harold Henderson ruled that Petersons indefinite suspension for violating the leagues personal conduct policy was not unfair or inconsistent, as Petersons appeal argued, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said. League commissioner Roger Goodell announced last month that Peterson would be suspended without pay at least through the remainder of this season after the star running back pleaded no contest to a charge of misdemeanor reckless assault for striking his 4-year-old son with a wooden tree branch in May. Henderson ruled Peterson was afforded all the protections and rights to which he is entitled and found no basis to vacate or reduce the discipline. The NFL Players Association said in a statement that it expected Petersons appeal to be denied because of what it called Hendersons relationship and financial ties to the NFL. Henderson is a former longtime NFL executive who dealt mostly in player and labor relations during his time with the league. The decision itself ignores the facts, the evidence and the collective bargaining agreement, the union said. This decision also represents the NFLs repeated failure to adhere to due process and confirms its inconsistent treatment of players. The union said it was considering immediate legal remedies. Last month, it accused Goodell and the NFL of denying Peterson due process by making up the process and punishment as it goes while calling for the case to be heard by an independent and neutral arbitrator. Under the NFL suspension, Peterson will not be considered for reinstatement prior to April 15 and he will forfeit six game checks. The union argued that Peterson was penalized under a revised personal conduct policy issued in late August, months after the incident occurred. The NFL beefed up the language in its policy in response to mounting criticism over the Ray Rice case. Rice won his appeal against the NFL last month, overturning his indefinite suspension for punching his now-wife inside an Atlantic City casino elevator in February. The former Baltimore Ravens star, whose original two-game ban was changed to an indefinite suspension after video of the incident surfaced, is free to sign with any team. Peterson hasnt played since the Vikings season opener Sept. 7. The two-time NFL rushing champion was originally charged with reckless or negligent injury to a child, but pleaded no contest to the lesser misdemeanor offense after working out an agreement with the Montgomery County (Texas) district attorney. The 2012 NFL MVP avoided jail time and was placed on probation while receiving a $4,000 fine and an order to perform 80 hours of community service. Eric Lichaj Jersey . Monta Ellis had 30 points and nine assists, Nowitzki was another of seven Dallas players in double figures with 11 points and the Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 123-104 Tuesday night. Antonee Robinson Jersey . Watching them over the past year - and in some cases, two years - has given us a starting point for this seasons Craigs List.WINNIPEG - Another honour for NFL defensive lineman Israel Idonije. The 33-year-old from Brandon, Man., received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree Thursday from the University of Manitoba. Idonije, a defensive lineman with the Chicago Bears, played his college football at Manitoba and is the only player in school history to play in the NFL. Two weeks ago, Idonije received the Order of Manitoba. Idonije is a native of Nigeria but moved to Canada with his family when he was four years old. The six-foot-six, 275-pound Idonije is entering his 12th NFL season, 10th with Chiicago. Chris Pontius Jersey. He broke into the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Cleveland Browns in 2003 but joined the Bears practice squad later that season. Idonije has appeared in 149 career NFL games, starting 50. He has amassed 273 tackles, 29 sacks, six fumble recoveries and eight blocked kicks. Idonije ranks fourth in NFL history in blocked kicks since 1992 when stat first was recorded. He appeared in 15 games last season with Detroit before re-signing with Chicago as a free agent. Idonije has also created his own comic book, "The Protectors." Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Stitched Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online ' ' ' 
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CLEVELAND -- Interim general manager David Griffin said before the Cavaliers game Sunday night that hed like to see a few more smiles from his team. Denzel Valentine Jersey . Following Clevelands 91-83 overtime win over Memphis, there were happy faces all around the locker room. "The game is fun," said Kyrie Irving, who scored 28 points as Cavaliers won back-to-back games for the first time in a month. "Being out there, just competing at the highest level. At the end of the day, its just a game." The Cavaliers, who broke a six-game losing streak Friday night against Washington, have won both games since general manager Chris Grant was fired last week. Irving scored the final four points in regulation to tie it. Luol Dengs 3-pointer on the first possession of overtime put Cleveland ahead for good, 81-78. While a two-game winning streak wont remedy all the teams problems in an adversity-filled season, the Cavaliers want to seize on any positive momentum they can find. "Everybody was putting too much pressure on themselves," Irving said. "We needed to go out there and play basketball. Going out there the last two games, whether the game gets tight or gets away from you, it should be fun." Nick Calathes scored 17 points to lead Memphis, which has lost three of four since winning six straight. Deng began the overtime scoring with a 3-pointer from the corner as the shot clock was winding down. Baskets by Dion Waiters and Anderson Varejao, sandwiched around a 3-pointer by Calathes, left Cleveland with an 85-81 lead. A resounding dunk by Waiters and four free throws by Irving put the game away. "They had the two best players on the floor in Dion Waiters and Kyrie Irving," Grizzlies coach David Joerger said. "They really took the game over from start to finish." Joerger blamed the Grizzlies poor first half, in which they fell behind by 14 points, for the loss. "We slogged in the mud at the start tonight, which you cant do on the road," he said. James Johnson scored 13 points in the fourth quarter to help Memphis erase a nine-point deficit. Cleveland led 74-65 but was held scoreless for 4:54 as the Grizzlies took a 78-74 lead. Irving tied it with a layup with 18 seconds remaining and was fouled, but missed the free throw, giving Memphis the ball with 16.7 seconds left. Zach Randolph lost the ball while driving the lane and Waiters heave from just inside halfcourt hit off the backboard. Griffin met with the players at Sunday morning at the shootaround while owner Dan Gilbert spoke with them prior to the game. "I think it woke up a lot of people," Waiters said of Grants dismissal. "Me, I felt half of that was my fault, how we played. We just didnt come out right as a unit. I think it cost the man his job. If we had been playing the way we have the last two games hed probably still be here. We cant dwell on the past, weve got to continue to play the way weve been playing and keep it up." Waiters scored 18 points, and C.J. Miles added 14 for Cleveland. Johnson scored 15 points for Memphis. Randolph, who left the game in the second quarter to get three stitches to close a cut under his left eye, had 14 points. Calathes, playing in place of the injured Mike Conley, made his first six shots and was 7 of 9 from the field. Randolph went to the locker room late in the second quarter after taking an elbow in the face from Tristan Thompson while they were going for a rebound. Randolph was on the court for a couple of moments and asked for a towel to put to his face. He tapped hands with Thompson before jogging off the court with a team trainer. Randolph returned to start the third quarter. "Teams know we try to go inside to Zach and let him go to work, but weve got to do something with all five guys, not always depend on our horse down there," Said Memphis forward Tayshaun Prince. "We cant allow Zach to always be our hero. It puts us in a tough spot and it puts him in a tough spot." Deng started after missing Fridays game with the flu. NOTES: Grizzlies G Tony Allen (sprained left wrist) is listed as day-to-day, but hasnt taken part in practice. Hes been out since Jan. 3. ... Varejao left the game with a hand injury in the first quarter. He went to the locker room, but returned in the second quarter. Varejao, who finished with 14 rebounds, also appeared to tweak his knee in the fourth quarter but returned to the game quickly. ... Cleveland snapped a four-game losing streak in the series. Scottie Pippen Jersey . And theyre pointing to the NHLs biggest market: Toronto. With Gretzky paid out for what is believed to be $7 to 8 million, Gretzky may be eager to get back into the NHL and TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that the Maple Leafs are very much interested in The Great Ones services. Lauri Markkanen Jersey . With his father watching from the stands, Harrison homered, doubled, single and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Pirates to a 8-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday.PARIS - Milos Raonic kept his long-shot hopes of a place in next weeks World Tour Finals alive, beating Robin Haase 6-3, 6-4 Wednesday in a second-round match at the Paris Masters. Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., has a long way to go if he is to somehow reach the year-end event starting in Monday London, which is limited to the best eight on the ATP Tour. Raonic stands a provisional 11th in the points race and must reach the final at the Bercy arena on Sunday if he is to have a chance to book a ticket to London. He would be the first Canadian to reach the finals in singles play, though Torontos Daniel Nestor has made multiple appearances in the doubles event of the season wrapup tournaments. Raonic finished with 14 aces against Haase and never faced a break point in just under an hour on court. "I felt like I played well," Raonic said. "I executed well and gave myself opportunities on the return side. I was solid with my service games. "But its a long way to go for London, there is a lot more tennis to play. The most important thing is to come tomorrow and give my best effort.&quuot; Canadian doubles veteran Nestor ended his season with a loss alongside Leander Paes, as the seventh seeds went out in the first round to Mexicos Santiago Gonzalez and American Scott Lipsky 6-4, 6-3 in 50 minutes. Zach LaVine Jersey. Raonic, playing his first match since losing a Stockholm quarter-final this month, swept through the opening set in 27 minutes. The second set began with a break for Raonic, facing the Dutchman for the first time after Haase split two matches in as many weeks against Canadas Vasek Pospisil. That proved to be enough to ensure victory as Raonic advanced on the first of three match points. Raonic won his 45th match of the season and next face sixth seed Tomas Berdych, who is already in the year-end field. Raonic has won both of his matches against the Czech, most recently last September to take the Bangkok title. "I have to play well in that match," Raonic said. "Ive played well both times Ive faced him, Thats a big necessity for me. I have to play well and create opportunities. I cant change much, just play my way and dictate all I can." Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Stitched Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online ' ' ' 
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Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at cmonref@tsn. Custom Paris Saint-Germain Jerseys .ca! Hello Kerry, Im writing about the call on David Backes dislodging the net with 50 seconds left in the Montreal-St. Louis game to give Tomas Plekanec a penalty shot. I feel it was incorrect as it looked like Backes was almost falling backwards as he was trying to backcheck. What would you have called in that situation? Chris SchellenbachKirkwood, MO --- Hi Kerry, In Tuesdays Montreal-St. Louis game, the Canadien player Douglas Murray had the puck behind the net and the St. Louis player David Backes delivered a hit which forced a turnover for an Alex Steen goal. How was that not a cross-checking penalty? Grant Brodie Chris and Grant: Thanks to both of you for submitting a question from the St. Louis Blues shootout win over the Montreal Canadiens broadcast on TSN Tuesday night. Chris, the penalty shot called by rookie referee Darcy Burchell when David Backes dislodged the net from the moorings with just 48.9 seconds remaining and the score tied was not only a real gutsy call but the correct one. I concede your point, Chris, that David Backes did have momentum moving backwards after he cleared the rebound from outside the goal crease that resulted from Jaroslav Halaks save off the stick of Tomas Plekanec. Backes slipped past the pad of Halak and continued on his backward path through the goal crease. There was no effort made by Backes to initiate a stop or avoid making contact with the net. Knowing that contact with the goal was imminent, David Backes placed his hand and elbow on the crossbar in a reasonable effort to protect himself. Thats as much leeway as I can offer the Blues captain to this point of the play. The instant that David Backes made a slight hip-check move, which dislodged the post from its moorings, a delay of game penalty was warranted.  While I give young referee Darcy Burchell full marks for making the correct call, the rookie seemed a little hesitant to signal the penalty shot once he blew his whistle to kill the play. I can appreciate the many things that would have been going through Burchells mind as he viewed and factored-in Backes actions when the net was dislodged. Once his decision was made, I would suggest the young man should be more emphatic with his signal to demonstrate his certainty and to help sell the call. It is also important to note that any Habs player that was on the ice at the time of the infraction could have been designated to take the penalty shot. This is clearly spelled out in rule 24.3; "In cases where a penalty shot has been awarded to a player specifically fouled, that player shall be designated by the referee to take the penalty shot. *In all other cases where a penalty shot has been awarded, the penalty shot shall be taken by a player selected by the Captain of the non-offending team from the players on the ice at the time when the foul was committed." I offer kudos to Darcy Burchell for demonstrating the courage to make a tough call given the score and the time in the game. Thats what we expect from the refs, isnt it hockey fans? The answer to your question, Grant, is that the "push/shove" that David Backes utilized on the back of Habs defenceman Douglas Murray and forced a turnover of the puck is deemed to be legal strength checking move. If you look closely on the replay, you will notice that Backes two gloves make the primary contact with Murrays back and the shove motion is not regarded as a cross-check. Neymar Paris Saint-Germain Jersey . The two were in the batting cage moments before game time. Bautista was taking final warm up cuts. Pillar was hitting soft toss. The one-time utility player turned All-Star pulled aside the clubs young, fourth outfielder and offered him some advice. Christopher Nkunku Paris Saint-Germain Jersey . -- Jesse Lussier scored 8:24 into overtime as the Halifax Mooseheads erased a four-goal deficit to beat the host Val-dOr Foreurs 6-5 on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff action.Its that time of the week when we test how much attention you paid to the latest round of Premier League fixtures with our Top of the Stats quiz. Week 33 saw Leicester maintain their seven-point advantage over Tottenham at the top of the Premier League as both teams secured comfortable victories over Sunderland and Manchester United, respectively.Meanwhile, Crystal Palace broke a 14-game winless streak with a 1-0 win over Norwich, as the boottom four clubs all suffered defeats. Kylian Mbappe Jersey. Weve selected some of the player stats to see how closely you were watching. Play the quiz below and see how you do...Share your score @SkyFootball Also See: Premier League video Fixtures Table Live on Sky Get Sky Sports Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Stitched Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online ' ' ' 
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ANAHEIM, Calif. Jaleel Scott Jersey . -- Mike Trout tied a career high with his 30th home run, Gordon Beckham homered for the first time with his new club, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Wednesday night. Hector Santiago ended a string of six consecutive no-decisions in a starting role, helping the Angels maintain their one-game lead in the AL West over Oakland and improve the major leagues best record to 79-53. Santiago (4-7) struck out six in 5 2-3 innings and allowed three hits, including Adeiny Hechavarrias leadoff homer in the third, his sixth in 1,100 career at-bats to that point. The left-hander fanned his next five batters and didnt allow another hit until Jeff Bakers two-out single in the sixth. Henderson Alvarez (10-6) gave up five runs and eight hits in 6 1-3 innings after winning his previous four starts. The right-hander had pitched shutouts in his previous three interleague starts. The Angels took the lead with three runs in the third. Trout hit an RBI single, Kole Calhoun scored on Albert Pujols groundout, and Josh Hamilton lined an RBI double off the centre field fence. Hamilton missed his first homer at Angel Stadium this season by just a few feet. Hamilton has nine RBIs in his last eight games, following an 11-game stretch in which he had none in 41 at-bats and struck out 18 times. Beckham homered into the left field bullpen in the fourth. Trout, who leads the majors with 71 extra-base hits and 283 total bases, chased Alvarez with a drive into the trees beyond the centre field fence to make it 5-1. TRAINERS ROOM Marlins: RHP Bryan Morris, who hasnt pitched since Saturday because of a groin strain, will remain in Miami and receive treatment for a couple of days before his status is re-evaluated. Angels: INF Grant Green, who hasnt played since July 20 because of a back problem, is with Triple-A Salt Lake on a rehab assignment. The club is waiting to see how his back responds before activating him once the rosters expand to 40 on Sept. 1. UP NEXT Marlins: Tom Koehler (9-9, 3.82 ERA) pitches the opener of a three-game series at Atlanta on Friday night against Ervin Santana, who has won his last six starts at Turner Field -- including a 6-1 verdict against Miamis Nathan Eovaldi on July 23. Angels: C.J. Wilson (10-8, 4.59 ERA) opposes Sonny Gray (13-7) Thursday night in the opener of a critical four-game set against the Athletics at the "Big A." The Angels dropped two of three at Oakland last weekend, including Grays 5-3 victory. Anthony Averett Ravens Jersey . Ortiz hit a pair of two-run homers, including his 400th shot in a Red Sox uniform, and drove in a career high-tying six runs to power Boston past the Houston Astros 10-7 on Saturday night. Custom Baltimore Ravens Jerseys . Players suspended during the season for a performance-enhancing drug violation will not be eligible for that years post-season. In addition, discipline will increase from 50 games to 80 for a first testing violation and from 100 games to a season-long 162 for a second. A third violation remains a lifetime ban.Riyad Mahrez has admitted that he once pulled off a daring escape in order to get away from the cold of Scotland after a trial with St Mirren. The midfielder could help Leicester City to their first Premier League title with victory over Manchester United on Sunday, live on Sky Sports 1, after a remarkable season which has also seen him crowned PFA Player of the Year.However, the Algerian revealed that things have not always been so rosy for him after recounting a two-month trial spell at the then First Division side, where he compared the Scottish weather to abuse. Mahrez won the PFA Player of the Year award for this season Eventually, the cold got too much for him, leading him to leave his football gear behind as he left the club, borrow a bike and sneak out of his hotel in order to escape.An agent, Jean Evina, told me he had trial for me in the Scottish First Division with St Mirren reserves, Mahrez told LEquipe. He paid for my ticket and I went with another guy from Sarcelles [a suburb in Northern Paris], Dany Bekale. It went well. I played four friendlies and I scored seven goals. I killed them. And then they made me wait. Two-and-a-half months.Id had enough. It drove me crazy, Scotland. It was cold. It was abuse. It was snowing and everything... I was so cold that one day I faked an injury to go to the locker room. Riyad Mahrez admits hes shoccked to find out hes the first African to win the PFA Player of the year award It was physical and it was cold. Anthony Averett Jersey. We trained in the snow! I felt that I progressed; I wasnt allowed to go so I left in secret.Anyway... a few days later, my agent said... Riyad, Ive sent you a ticket, you take the bus right away, get off at Glasgow Station and you get on the train to the airport, then you take the flight to Paris. Mahrez is on the brink of guiding Leicester to the Premier League title I did not speak English at all. I left my boots at the training ground. I borrowed a bike from a guy from the hotel, I took my football trainers, I made my bag and I left without telling anyone. Not even the lady at the hotel. I left via a staircase which avoided the reception.Mahrez eventually signed for French club Le Havre after a spell with amateur side Quimper, before joining Leicester for £400,000 in 2014. 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The Winnipeg Jets are trying to conclude a five-game road trip above . Malcolm Butler Titans Jersey .500 against the streaking Minnesota Wild on Sunday at Xcel Energy Center. Coming off a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators, the Jets are trying to avoid becoming the third straight victim of the wild. Its unclear if Ondrej Pavelec will start for the Jets on back-to-back days. He went 0-2-1 with a 2.84 GAA in four meetings with the Wild last season, while backup Michael Hutchinson stopped 16 of 17 shots in a 2-1 loss in Winnipeg on April 7. Blake Wheeler scored a short-handed goal Saturday, giving the Jets leading scorer three in two games to match his total from the previous 15. Hes scored six of his team-high eight goals on the road, but he has none in five career visits to Minnesota. Only Buffalo is worse offensively than Winnipeg, which averages 1.83 goals per game. Bryan Little has no goals in 10 straight and Evander Kane has found the net just once in the nine games hes played. The Jets penalty kill is ranked second in the NHL with an 88.2 success rate, stopping opponents on 27 of 29 attempts in nine games, including all four Saturday. The penalty kill has been outstanding all year for us, and it was again (Saturday), coach Paul Maurice said. Its part of the reason weve won more than weve lost. The Minnesota Wild have been very successful at home this season. Thats usually the case against the Winnipeg Jets. The Wild will try to match their longest winning streak of the season Sunday against the Jets. Minnesota (9-7-0) has scored 28 goals while winning six of seven home games compared to a 3-6-0 road record during which its tallied 11 fewer times. A good portion of that home success can be attributed to goaltender Darcy Kuemper, who is 5-1-0 with a 1.78 goals-against average in seven starts at the Xcel Energy Center this season, and 13-4-2 with a 1.89 GAA in 20 career games there. However, Kuempers last home appearance ended up being a very short one after he allowed goals on the first two shots he faced Thursday against Buffalo. Niklas Backstrom took over 6:24 into the first period and made 25 saves the rest of the way in a 6-3 victory. Kuemper was much sharper Saturday, stopping 27 shots in a 2-1 win at Dallas. If you want to be the man, then you have to get in there and perform well after a night when things really havent gone too well, coach Mike Yeo said. So really pleased with that. The win was the second straight following a four-game skid for Minnesota, which is 5-1-1 with a tie all-time at home against the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise. The Wild have taken the last two matchups by 2-1 scores with the latest coming Nov. 17. Mikko Koivu scored twice in that meeting, and has seven points in five home games against the Jets/Thrashers. The captain has scored all four of his points this season on home ice. Nino Niederreiter has also been much more effective in St. Paul, scoring six of his team-leading seven goals. He has five in the last three games there, including his first career hat trick Thursday. Forwards Ladd-Little-Frolik Kane-Scheifele-Wheeler Perreault-Lowry-Byfuglien Thorburn-Slater-Halischuk Defence Stuart-Trouba Enstrom-Bogosian Pardy-Postma Goaltender Pavelec Hutchinson (Clitsome is out due to the flu) Bennie Logan Titans Jersey . Golden States second straight road win wasnt painless. David Lee scored a season-high 29 points -- 13 in the fourth quarter -- and Nate Robinson added 17 points, leading the Warriors to a 105-95 win Tuesday night over the road-worn Cleveland Cavaliers. Dion Lewis Titans Jersey . Felton pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. He admitted he knowingly had a large-capacity ammunition magazine and a semi-automatic pistol without a license. SAN ANTONIO -- SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Just a week into a new season, the San Antonio Spurs were already drained mentally and physically by the second game of back-to-back. San Antonio was lethargic defensively and lacklustre offensively against the young and energetic Phoenix Suns. The player with the biggest cause for fatigue turned out to be the one who bolted to the rescue. Tony Parker scored 15 of San Antonios final 16 points and the Spurs withstood a hectic finish to beat the Phoenix Suns 99-96 on Wednesday night. Parker scored 20 overall, going 8 for 11 in the second half, and finished with six assists for San Antonio (4-1). "Tony is someone we depend on," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "He plays a lot of minutes. We expect him to be able to give us that offence, distribute the ball and play good D night after night after night. Hes been doing it for a long time now." Parker did the same for France, spending the NBA off-season leading the countrys national team to its first Euroleague Championship. Despite having little time to recuperate after leading San Antonio to the brink of its fifth championship, the 31-year-old point guard still carried the Spurs to victory after propelling them to a 115-105 winand area poiny am rebiundes. Tuesday night in Denver. "Incredible," San Antuns members Manu Ginobili said. "We were struggling to score. We looked a little slow and tired and he must made every shot. He did an unbelievable job down the stretch." Danny Green added 19 points, Tim Duncan had 17 points and Boris Diaw 11 points for San Antonio. Markieff Morris tied a career high with 23 points and also had 11 rebounds for Phoenix (3-2). Morris twin brother, Marcus, added 11 points and Gerald Green and Miles Plumlee each had 15 points. Plumlees reverse layup gave Phoenix a 96-95 lead with 1 minute remaining. The Suns had an opportunity to extend the lead following a miss by Duncan, but Ginobili drew a charge on Gerald Green. "(The Spurs) know each other," Phoenix first-year coach Jeff Hornacek said. "They have been in these situations in the NBA finals. They know how to handle it. They know how to be tough and aggressive. When they make cuts, they make cuts. When they are doing that, you cannot float through things." Parker, who had a game-high 24 points against the Nuggets, followed with a short jumper to give San Antonio the lead for good with 31.9 seconds left. "It was just one of those games," Parker said. "It wass weird. Blaine Gabbert Jersey. In the first half coach Pop was trying to rest everybody; back-to-back, and so we just got a weird rhythm. In the fourth quarter, we finally got it." Gerald Green missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have tied the game. Both teams went on runs during the first half, San Antonio and Phoenix exchanged leads seven times in the second half. San Antonios big men were overwhelmed by the athleticism of the Morris twins, especially Markieff, who set up a series of dunks and drives to the basket with his outside jumper. Morris was 11 for 13 from the field. "They created a lot of matchup problems," Parker said. "Both of the brothers (Marcus and Markieff Morris), theyre tough to guard and Bledsoe in the pick-and-roll, same thing - hes super fast. Hes like a pit bull. Theyre pretty good. A lot people, they really dont believe in Phoenix. I think theyre a pretty good team." Ginobili, who entered the game averaging 12.3 points, gave San Antonio a burst of energy upon entering as the games first sub. He had five points and two assists in 3 minutes, making his first 3-point attempt to put San Antonio up 23-14 with 3 minutes left in the first quarter. Ginobilli finished with nine points. "They had a good game," Ginobili said. "The back-to-back, we knew we werent going to be that sharp or energetic, but they made a lot shots. (Markieff) Morris was incredible that first half. At one point, we were up 10 and it looked like we were going to break the game, but we stopped moving the ball and they started making shots and the game changed once you give a young team confidence." NOTES: Markieff Morris matched the career high he set against New Orleans on Nov. 23, 2012. . Diaw started for Tiago Splitter, who started San Antonios first four games. ... With Popovich inches away screaming for a call, John Goble calmly took a step back after blowing his whistle, motioned for the Spurs coach to settle down and then called travelling on P.J. Tucker. ... The Spurs returned 12 players, the second most in franchise history only to last seasons 13. ... San Antonio, Miami and Denver are the only teams without a rookie on their roster. ... Spurs F Matt Bonner was a scratch after tweaking his ankle during the second half of San Antonios 102-94 victory at Denver. He is day to day. .. Duncan was assessed his first technical of the season after apparently complaining to Danny Crawford away from the ball on a 3-pointer by Parker with 4 minutes left in the game. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Stitched Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online ' ' ' 
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The Toronto Blue Jays recalled catcher Erik Kratz from the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on Tuesday night. Alex Tuch Golden Knights Jersey . Kratz is taking the roster spot of Cole Gillespie, who was placed on disabled list after aggravating an oblique injury in batting practice on Monday. Kratz has appeared in 30 games this season for Toronto, hitting .221 with three homers and 10 RBI. Jon Merrill Jersey . Klose has a bruised pelvic bone and abdominal muscle problems but team doctors are trying to get him fit in time for the match. Bender has a hamstring injury. Germany is already without half-dozen players, due to injury or bad form. Reilly Smith Jersey . Masahiro Tanaka has touched down in the United States and the courting of the Rakuten Golden Eagles stud pitcher has begun in earnest by a bevy of MLB teams interested in the Japanese ace.1. The Seahawks are trying to be the first team to repeat as Super Bowl champions in 10 years (’03-04 Patriots). This is currently the longest drought the NFL has had without a repeat champion in the Super Bowl era (since 1966). 2. If Seattle closes as the underdog, it will be just the second time in Pro Football Championship history a defending champion is listed as an underdog in its quest to go back-to-back (1978 Dallas was +3.5 vs Pittsburgh after winning championship in 1977). Currently, Seattle is a 1-point underdog. 3. Marshawn Lynch has made his name this week by saying one-liners over and over. On Tuesday, it was “I’m just here so I won’t get fined” 29 times. Wednesday it was “You know why I’m here” said 14 times. Speaking of fines, Lynch has been fined $131,050 this season for various reasons. 4. Patriots coach Bill Belichick is appearing in his ninth Super Bowl – six as a head coach and three as an assistant (two with Giants, one with Patriots) joining Dan Reeves in that exclusive club. Reeves appeared in two as a player, three as an assistant and four as a head coach. 5. According to Elias, the Patriots are the first team to reach the Super Bowl without having a player with 100 rush attempts that season. Shane Vereen led the Patriots during the regular season with 97 attempts. 6. Each of the Patriots’ five Super Bowls since 2001 have been decided by four points or fewer. Of the other 43 Super Bowls in the games history, only seven were decided by a margin of four points. More Vegas Lines - New England is currently a one-point favorite. According to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, the official “opening line” was Seattle being a 2.5-point favorite. - Seattle opened as the favorite in the 2013 Pro Football Championship against Denver and closed as the underdog. In this season’s Pro Football Championship, Seattle opened up as the favorite against New England and is currently the underdog. - If the line closes at one, it will be tied with 1981 Pro Football Championship between Cincinnati and San Francisco for the smallest spread in Pro Football Championship history (since 1966). New England Patriots - The Patriots have scored 80 points in their first two playoff games this season, tied for the fourth most in a teams first two playoff games in a single postseason in NFL history. - Its the first time in Patriots history that they scored 35 points in consecutive playoff games. - With the story that the Patriots got different footballs in second half. The Patriots passing game was much better in the second half, with 2 fewer drops and only 2 incompletions. - There is a chance Tom Brady wont test Richard Sherman much in Super Bowl XLIX; he attempted 13.2 percent of his overall pass attempts at least 10 yards downfield outside the numbers this season (including the playoffs), the second-lowest percentage in the league. - Its been 10 years since Tom Brady last won a Super Bowl. According to Elias, the longest gap between two Super Bowl wins by a starting quarterback was six years when Roger Staubach won in Super VI and then again in Super Bowl XII. - Since joining the Patriots and including postseason, LeGarrette Blount is averaging 6.05 yards per rush on attempts to the left side. Only two other running backs have a higher average on those plays over that span – Le’Veon Bell and Jonathan Stewart - Including playoffs, the Patriots have not allowed a touchdown in the fourth quarter since Week 11 at the Colts. They are the only team in that span to not allow a touchdown (the Seahawks have given up one in that same time) Seattle Seahawks - The Seahawks allowed 11 touchdown catches to tight ends this season, tied for the third most in the NFL. Seattle only allowed 10 touchdown catches to tight ends in the previous two seasons combined (2012 and 2013), tieed for the fourth fewest in the league. Tomas Nosek Jersey. - It’s been an interesting season for Marshawn Lynch, who led the NFL with 17 total touchdowns during the regular season. He’s been fined three times this season for a total of $131,050 for various reasons. Here’s some of the notable moments that went beyond yards and touchdowns: November 19 Fined $100K for personal conduct ($50K for failing to speak to the media and $50K from a previous incident where he didnt talk to the media in 2013) December 26 Fined $11,050 for an inappropriate celebration gesture in a game against the Cardinals January 22 Fined $20K for inappropriate celebration gesture in NFC Championship Game vs Packers January 27 Says “I’m just here so I won’t get fined” 29 times at Media Day January 29 Says “You know why I’m here” 14 times at his media availability - Over the last three seasons, Marshawn Lynch has been incredible against a loaded box -- Lynch has the most yards after contact, over 1,000 total rush yards, and 12 touchdowns on such plays -- all an NFL-best over that span. - Marshawn Lynch posted his fourth consecutive season with at least 1,200 rush yards and 10 rush TD. He is just one of six players to have a streak of seasons that long. - During the regular season, the Seahawks recorded 83 rushing plays that went for at least 10 yards, the most in the NFL. Over the last 10 seasons, that ranks as the fourth-most by a team in a single season. - Russell Wilson had 33 rushing plays that went for at least 10 yards, which led all NFL quarterbacks. In the last 10 seasons, the only QB that had more 10-yard rushing plays than Wilson in a single season was Michael Vick, who had 44 in 2006. - Russell Wilson will be the youngest to start a second Super Bowl in NFL history. He’ll be 26 years, 64 days old on the day of Super Bowl XLIX - The Super Bowl record for most rush yards by a quarterback is 64 yards by Steve McNair in Super Bowl XXXIV. Russell Wilson has rushed for at least 64 yards in a game six times this season including playoffs - No Super Bowl has ever gone into overtime, but if it does, the Seahawks could be the favorite. Since 2012, the Seahawks are 5-0 in overtime games including playoffs. No team has more wins without a loss in overtime over that span. Top Things to Know 1. The Seahawks are the 12th defending champion to reach the Super Bowl. Of the previous 11, eight went on to repeat as champs, last done by the 2004 Patriots. The last defending champion to lose the Super Bowl was the 1997 Packers, who lost Super Bowl XXXII to the Broncos. 2. Tom Brady will become the second player to appear in six Super Bowls, joining Mike Lodish, who played in 4 straight with the Bills and two straight with the Broncos. With a win, Brady will tie Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana for the most Super Bowl victories by a starting QB with four. 3. Bill Belichick is participating in his sixth Super Bowl as a head coach – all with the Patriots. If Belichick wins, he’ll tie Chuck Noll for the most Super Bowl wins with four. He’ll also be the sixth coach to win four NFL titles, including those won prior to 1966. 4. For the first time under the current playoff format (since 1990), the No. 1 seeds from each conference have reached the Super Bowl in consecutive seasons. Super Bowl XLIX is the fifth time overall since 1990 where the top seeds from each conference will meet. The NFC team won each of the previous four meetings. 5. Super Bowl XLIX will be held at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. It’s the second straight year in which the Seahawks’ last regular-season road game was at the site of that season’s Super Bowl (2013: MetLife Stadium). It’s also the site of where the Patriots lost their only game of the 2007 season – Super Bowl XLII to the Giants. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Stitched Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online ' ' ' 
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SAN ANTONIO -- Georges Niang scored 24 points, but also broke his foot will miss the rest of the NCAA tournament, as Iowa State pulled away from No. Dave Dravecky Jersey . 14 North Carolina Central in the second half for a 93-75 win Friday night in the East Region. The Big 12 tournament champions found themselves in an early struggle with a program making its first NCAA tournament appearance in just its third year as a full-time Division I program. But the Cyclones quickness and balance eventually took over. Iowa State (27-7) had five players score in double figures. Niangs two 3-pointers early in the second half keyed Iowa States run that put the game away. After the game the Cyclones announced on Twitter: "Georges Niang has a foot fracture and will miss the remainder of the season." Jeremy Ingram scored 28 for North Carolina Central (28-6), which came in on a 20-game win streak and won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Matched up against a tournament newcomer, Iowa State players said they wouldnt look past the Eagles. As this years tournament has shown, hubris breeds upsets and the Cyclones werent taking any chances, especially after a first half in which the Eagles took an early lead and stayed within five at halftime. The Cyclones were wary of a team that dominated its league, even a lightly-regarded like the MEAC. The Eagles also had notched an upset win over North Carolina State and nearly took down Wichita State, the nations only undefeated team and the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Regional. Earlier in the day, North Carolina Central saw their neighbours from Durham, perennial power Duke, get knocked off by Mercer in one of the tournaments biggest upsets so far and dreamed of making some magic of their own in their tournament debut. Iowa State tried to show some muscle at the start when the Cyclones opened the scoring with an alley-oop reverse dunk by Melvin Ejim. If it was a play meant to scare the Eagles, it didnt work. North Carolina Central opened the game with a flurry of 3-pointers and put bodies on the Cyclones on every rebound. Karamo Jawara scored 10 points in the first half and tied it 30-30 on a soft jumper. Iowa State appeared to get the game under control with an 8-0 run punctuated by Ejims fast break dunk. The Eagles rallied with a 9-2 run of their own before Iowa State took a 45-39 lead into halftime. North Carolina Central simply couldnt sustain it. Over 40 minutes, the Cyclones were just too fast, too strong and too balanced. There were just too many Cyclones doing too many things. Ejim, the Big 12 player of the year, scored 17 points. DeAndre Kane, the MVP of the Big 12 tournament, scored 14 with seven rebounds and five assists. Dustin Hogue and Monte Morris each scored 15. In one sequence, Hogue ripped a rebound out of the arms of an Eagles player, passed to Monte Morris, who whipped the ball to Ejim for a another dunk. And then there was Niang, whose 3-pointers pushed Iowa States lead to 11 early in the second half. Niang made four of Iowa States nine 3-pointers. North Carolina Central coach LeVelle Moton should have at least had a chance to enjoy some of his big week. But two days after the NCAA tournament bracket was announced, Bracketts 1-year-old son was hospitalized with burns after a coffee spill accident and his family didnt make the trip with him to San Antonio. Buster Posey Jersey . The 10-year deal the league and players agreed to that ended the 2011 lockout gave either side the right to opt out after six years. With the league projecting financial growth, there has been speculation that players will take that option in three years, especially since a new national TV contract will be in place by then. Will Clark Jersey . -- Byron Scott is taking over the Los Angeles Lakers with the vocal support of his fellow Showtime greats.SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers acquired defenceman Jesse Blacker from the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday for defenceman Colby Robak.Florida also will get the Ducks fourth-round pick in 2016 or their sixth-round pick in 2017, depending on how many games Robak plays for Anaheim.Blacker made his NHL debut last week with the Ducks before being sent back to the teams AHL affiliate in Norfolk. He has five assists in 15 AHL games this season and was Torontos second-round pick in the 2009 draft.Robak had three assists and 25 penalty minutes in 42 games with the Panthers over the past four seasons. Hunter Pence Jersey. He spent most of the previous four seasons in the AHL.Robak will join the Ducks in Minnesota for Fridays game against the Wild. If he suits up, Robak will become the 13th defenceman to play already this season for injury-riddled Anaheim.Just two games after the Ducks acquired Eric Brewer from Tampa Bay last week, they lost the veteran for four to six weeks with a broken foot. Defencemen Ben Lovejoy and Francois Beauchemin also are out for several weeks with broken fingers. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Stitched Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online ' ' ' 
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