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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. Chris Tierney Jersey . -- The Denver Broncos began the season without strongside linebacker Von Miller, and theyll end it without him, too. Miller is done for the year after tests Monday revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, which he injured in the first quarter of Denvers 37-13 win at Houston over the weekend. "Its definitely going to be a blow," executive vice-president John Elway said on his weekly podcast on the teams website. "But I think that weve done a good job of handling adversity throughout the year. This is another bump in the road for us." The Broncos (12-3) have hit so many potholes this season its a wonder theyre not broken down on the side of the Super Bowl Expressway. Instead, they can wrap up the AFCs top seed with a win at Oakland (4-11) on Sunday. Millers injury ended a rough third season for the Broncos star, which began with a six-game drug suspension and included just five sacks and 33 tackles in 10 games. With 30 sacks in his first two NFL seasons, Miller won the NFLs Defensive Rookie of the Year award in 2011 and was runner-up for the leagues Defensive Player of the Year honour last season. He set a team record in 2012 with 18 1/2 sacks to go with 28 tackles for loss and six forced fumbles. In the off-season, Elway called Miller the best football player on the planet. But Miller ran afoul of the NFLs drug program, was suspended for the first month and a half of the season and never really returned to form in 2013. Miller worked out at the teams Dove Valley complex during his banishment, and he bulked up to 270 pounds -- 24 pounds more than when he was selected second overall in the 2011 draft out of Texas A&M. Miller was rusty upon his return. Although his bulkier body enhanced his bull rush, it seemed to sap some of his athleticism that made him such a special pass rusher. He had moments where hed flash his old form, and last week he spoke about peaking for the playoffs. Although the Broncos went 6-0 during his suspension, that was before they also lost safety Rahim Moore (leg) and linemen Kevin Vickerson (hip) and Derek Wolfe (illness). The Broncos find themselves once again scrambling to make up for the loss of a dynamic playmaker teams had to account for even though he wasnt having his typically disruptive season. "Its like losing a guy like Ryan Clady earlier in the season or (wide receiver Wes) Welker," coach John Fox said via a teleconference with reporters after being sent home Monday because of the flu. "Any time you take away those calibre of players, its a blow." The Broncos will look to replace Miller on the roster with another pass-rusher. Miller was rushing Matt Schaub when he was blocked cleanly by tight end Ryan Griffin. His right knee buckled and he crumpled to the ground. Miller walked off the field and into the locker room with a team doctor and trainer. Because he didnt need to be carted off, there was hope his injury wasnt season-ending and that he might return in the playoffs. "It wasnt anything that was a late hit. It wasnt even a hit," Elway said. "It was just sometimes you tear those ACLs. Its unfortunately a fact of where you step and when you get hit at the same time and that was really what happened to Von. It was really just the ACL, so it should make for a quick recovery." The best case is that hes back for training camp after surgery sometime next month. ACL recoveries generally take six to nine months. The Broncos will once again rely on Nate Irving at strongside linebacker in the base defence and on Shaun Phillips, Robert Ayers and newcomer Jeremy Mincey on passing downs -- along with dialing up creative blitzes. "Hes a special player, no question, one of the best guys Ive seen on the edge in my career," Broncos tight end Julius Thomas said. "What hes able to do on the field, what he can bring, it will be missed, but most importantly we wish him the best, we wish him a fast recovery. "Were going to be there for him and we know hell be there rooting us on." Dylan DeMelo Jersey . Jurrjens signed a minor league contract with Cincinnati in May, and was 2-3 with a 4.46 ERA at Triple-A Louisville. He has a 53-37 record with a 3.63 ERA in seven major league seasons, including five with Atlanta. Logan Couture Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla.PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Bills coach Doug Marrone blew up at his players on Thursday, sending a message that hes fed up with too many fights and post-whistle shoving matches during practice. Marrone cleared the field during the middle of a team drill and ordered players to run sprints after several of them exchanged shoves. That included receiver Marquise Goodwin pushing down rookie cornerback Sam Miller from behind. Marrone then directed his anger at starting defensive end Jerry Hughes on the sideline. Looking directly at Hughes, Marrone used several profanities in telling the player to stop complaining. "Why cant you handle it as players?" Marrone yelled. He then motioned toward the locker room and said: "Do you want to play on this team?" Once again looking at Hughes, Marrone said: "If youve got a problem with me, you need to come and tell me." Marrone spent a few minutes meeting with Hughes following practice. Walking off the field, Hughes referred questions about what happened to Marrone, and added: "the head coach took care of it." Afterward, Marrone said his comments were directed at the team and not Hughes. "Thats directed at anyone who doesnt want to be part of the team," Marrone said. "I told Jerry that I love the way he practices and I love the way he plays special teams and how he goes about it. And weve got to get some other guys who are starters to do that." Marrones blowup occurred on the final day of practice at the Bills training camp facility in suburban Rochester. The Bills will have two more walk-throughs at camp -- both closed to the public and media -- before travelling to Orchard Park on Saturday for their preseason game against Tampa Bay. Several fights have broken out during camp, which opened July 20. The most intense fight occurred Wednesday when rookie defensive end Bryan Johnson ripped off the helmet of centre Eric Wood and then connected with several punches. Numerous veterans stepped in too defend Wood, who sustained a cut on his nose. San Jose Sharks Jerseys. Johnson was wrestled to the ground by guard Erik Pears and tight end Scott Chandler. Hughes wasnt involved in the fight, but yelled a few things from the sideline, including: "Twenty-one days in pads and counting. I love it!" Marrone, a former NFL offensive lineman, said theres no place in the game for fighting, that it shows a lack of respect for players, coaches and the game. "Figure it out. Were responsible for the integrity of the game," Marrone said. "There is no use for fighting in the game of football. Period. End of discussion." Veteran defensive tackle Kyle Williams spent time counselling Hughes immediately following Marrones blowup. "We talked about being a pro and making sure we keep it that way all the time," said Williams, a nine-year veteran and longtime defensive captain. "Weve been hitting on each other for a while and that kind of thing spills over from time to time," Williams said. "But at a certain point, you have to be a professional and understand theres guys here trying to make the team. And theres a time that youve just got to walk away from it." Running back Fred Jackson, another team captain, welcomed Marrones outburst. "I think guys got it loud and clear today," Jackson said. "We werent getting anything accomplished in the beginning of it. So he had us go to the sideline, get it all out of our system and move on." NOTES: Marrone said WR Sammy Watkins (bruised ribs) and CB Leodis McKelvin (groin) have not been cleared to play against Tampa Bay on Saturday. Watkins has been limited in practice this week since being hurt in a 19-16 loss at Pittsburgh last weekend. McKelvin has missed the past two practices. ... Marrone wont say how long he expects to keep his starters in on Saturday. But he hasnt ruled out playing his starting offensive line in Buffalos preseason finale against Detroit next week. Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys 2018 Wholesale Jerseys From China NFL Jerseys Cheap ' ' '
Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork. Duncan Keith Jersey .com) - Andrew Luck threw for 370 yards with five touchdowns, leading the Indianapolis Colts to a 49-27 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. It was supposed to be a matchup of the top two picks in the 2012 NFL Draft, but only Luck, the No. 1 selection, played. And he played very well. Luck completed 19-of-27 throws, two of which went for scores of more than 70 yards. Coby Fleener hauled in TD passes of 30 and 73 yards, while Donte Moncrief had scoring receptions of 48 and 79 yards. Robert Griffin III, the second overall choice in 2012, was benched earlier this week by Redskins coach Jay Gruden after three straight losing efforts. Colt McCoy, the winning quarterback in Washingtons last two victories, threw for 392 yards with three touchdowns, but the Redskins defense could not stop Luck. Roberto Luongo Team Canada Jersey . Pressley missed all of last season with Cincinnati because of a knee injury, but the 5-foot-10, 249-pounder had been expected to fill a need on Clevelands roster. Tyler Seguin Jersey . They never thought it would take some blood, too. Kevin Love grabbed his 4,000th career rebound as part of a 19-point, 13-board effort to lead the Timberwolves over the Utah Jazz 112-97 on Tuesday night.RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro will not make good on its Olympic pledge of slashing the flow of raw sewage and garbage into the Guanabara Bay, where the 2016 games sailing and wind surfing competitions are to be held, the states top environmental official acknowledged Friday.Brazilian officials promise to cut the flow of pollutants into the bay by 80 per cent was a key part of the citys Olympic bid document and widely held up as among the most enduring legacies of the games. But with just 1 1/2 years to go before the showcase event, it has become increasingly clear that the target wouldnt be met.Rios new state Environment Secretary, Andre Correa, told reporters he couldnt provide an estimate of how much officials would actually succeed in cutting the flow of pollutants into the bay.Removing 80 per cent of the pollutants? Its not going to happen, its not going to happen, said Correa, who took office earlier this month.Still, he insisted that regardless of how far the cleanup progresses, the Olympic events wont be compromised.From the point of view of the Olympics, the point of view of water quality, what Ive said about the 80 per cent does not at all affect the courses for the sailing events, Correa said. Theres no big risk for sailors having troubles with illnesses and such things.Im not worried about the water quality in those areas, Im much more worried about floating garbage there, he said, adding that the so-called eco-barriers, nets that are strung along the mouth of rivers and meant to filter out garbage before it enters the bay, arent working well at all.Im going to change that, he promised.Sailors associations have expressed reservations about water quality as well as the garbage, both of which they say could harm sailors health. Olympic sailors have described the 2016 venue as a sewer, complaining of the stench at the events main veenue, the Gloria Marina, and describing having to dodge floating sofas, animal carcasses, and plastic trash bags that foul rudders in the open waters. Wayne Gretzky World Cup Jersey. A few sailors have said they got sick after falling into the bay.Correa said he wasnt sure whether Olympic authorities have been informed that the cleanup pledge will not be met.With most of the sewage in the greater Rio area flowing untreated into area rivers, its showcase beaches and the bay, Correa estimated a $3.8 billion investment would be needed to bring sewerage to the entire metropolitan area. With no timetable for the release of such sums, its unclear when that might happen, he said.The bay cleanup has been a sore spot in Rios fitful Olympic preparations almost since the city won the games back in 2009. Environmentalists have consistently warned that even with the clock ticking, nearly nothing has been done.Last year, The Associated Press obtained a letter to then-Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo, in which Rios states former environment secretary acknowledged in a best-case scenario that pollution flowing into the bay could be cut to over 50 per cent — well below the promised reduction of 80 per cent. Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes later said he was sorry that we did not use the games to get Guanabara Bay completely clean.Rios pledges to clean up the bay stretch back decades, with generous funding consistently reaping little in the way of concrete advances. While the decline of industry in Rio helped cut down on the levels of heavy metals in the bay, the galloping spread of informal, unplanned favela slums and other settlements has helped turn much of the once-crystalline bay into a virtual open sewer. An overpowering stench emanates from much of the bay, and beaches are off-limits for swimmers. 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LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Left with little choice after the withdrawal of three contenders, the International Olympic Committee retained the three remaining cities Monday in the troubled race for the 2022 Winter Games. Thomas Meunier Jersey . Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing, and Oslo made the list of finalists, as had been expected. The IOC executive board approved all three as official candidate cities, sending them through to the final stage of the campaign, rather than cut the decimated field any further. The cities must submit their detailed bid files to the IOC by next January. The host city will then be selected by the full IOC membership in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 31, 2015. "The IOC is very happy to see three very different approaches with regard to the organization of the games," IOC President Thomas Bach said. "This gives the IOC a choice among three diverse bids with different legacy plans, with different approaches, with different budgets." Addressing concerns that the Olympics have become too expensive, Bach said the IOC will contribute about $750 million to the host city and expressed confidence that local organizers will break even or make a profit on their operational budget. He cited a projected $200 million surplus for Russian organizers from Februarys Winter Olympics in Sochi. Potential host cities, especially in Western Europe, are increasingly wary about the financial costs of holding the games. Many have been scared off by the $51 billion price tag associated with the Sochi Games, even though Russia spent much of that record sum on long-term infrastructure projects for the entire region. "We want to encourage sustainability and the feasibility of the organization of the Olympic Games," Bach said. The 2022 bid race began with six cities, but has been cut in half by the withdrawals of Stockholm; Krakow, Poland; and Lviv, Ukraine. Lviv dropped out a week ago amid the continuing political turmoil in Ukraine. Krakow pulled out in May after Polish voters rejected the bid by a 70 per cent margin. Stockholm withdrew in January after Swedish politicians refused to give the bid financial backing. In addition, potential bids from Switzerland and Germany were abandoned before the official campaign began when voters said no in referendums. Even though Oslo -- which hosted the 1952 Winter Games -- made the final cut Monday, its candidacy remains uncertain. The Norwegian government has yet to back the project and wont make a decision until the autumn, probably in November. Polls have shown that more than half the population opposes the bid. "It wasnt very surprising but is confirmation that our application is strong," Oslo Mayor Stian Berger Roesland said after the IOC announcement. "Should Parliament and the government decide (to support the bid) we have a historic opportunity to be awarded the games after so many strong cities have withdrawn." Beijing, which hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics, is bidding to become the first city to host both the summer and winter games. The Chinese capital proposes holding alpine events 120 miles (190 kilometres) away in the city of Zhangjiakou. With Pyeongchang, South Korea, hosting the 2018 Winter Games and Tokyo the 2020 Summer Olympics, however, the IOC would normally be reluctant to send the games to East Asia for a third consecutive time. Almaty, the commercial capital of the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan in Central Asia, hosted the 2011 Asian Games and will host the Winter University Games in 2017. The 2022 race poses a serious challenge for the IOC and Bach to find cities willing to host the games. Changes to the bidding process and efforts to reduce the cost of the games are among the key issues being addressed by the IOC as part of Bachs "Agenda 2020," his roadmap for the future of the Olympic Neymar Jersey . For the first time all night, as the Raptors were on the clock to make the 20th overall selection, no one had the slightest idea what was about to happen. No leaks, no whispers, nothing. Maxwell Jersey .com Tours season-opening Colombia Championship on Sunday, breaking the course record with an 8-under 63 in the completion of the third round before rain washed out play.Sacramento, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Blake Griffin netted 30 points to go with five rebounds and five assists and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Sacramento Kings 117-108 on Saturday night. Matt Barnes had 26 points and 10 rebounds, J.J. Redick provided 18 points and Chris Paul added 12 points and nine assists for the Clippers, who have won four of their last six games. Jason Thompson posted 23 points and 22 boards, while Rudy Gay supplied 22 points off the bench for Sacramento, which has dropped three straight and four of its last five contests. The game was tied 64-64 midway through the third quarter before the Clippers seized control with an 11-0 run. Paul jumpstarted the surge with a pair of free throws and capped it with a jumper for a 75-64 Clipppers cushion late in the third. Romain Habran Jersey. Tyreke Evans layup in the waning seconds of the period clawed Sacramento within 83-78 after three. Los Angeles, though, scored eight of the first nine points of the fourth to pull away for good. Spencer Hawes knocked down a jumper to up the Clippers advantage to 91-79 and the Kings never cut the deficit below five the rest of the way. Earlier, the game was tied 28-28 following a quarter of play and 52-52 at the break. Game Notes LA has won two straight road games on the heels of a five-game losing streak ... Sacramento has dropped four consecutive and six of its last seven home meetings against the Clippers ... 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VANCOUVER - Down 1-0 after two periods with their season on the line, the Vancouver Canucks showed they still have a little fight left. Ronnie Stanley Jersey . Brad Richardson scored with 1:23 remaining in regulation Saturday as the Canucks kept their minuscule playoff hopes alive with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. Richardson took a feed from linemate Zack Kassian at the side of Jonathan Quicks goal and ripped home his 11th of the season to keep the Canucks in the post-season chase, at least mathematically. "That shows the character of the team," said Kassian. "We could have folded once they scored and packed our bags but we didnt. We competed and stuck with our game plan." The Canucks and embattled head coach John Tortorella would have been eliminated from post-season contention with a regulation loss, but will instead live to see another day thanks to a spirited effort against a Western Conference powerhouse. "What do we have to lose, right? Torts just told to have fun and go play and what the hell?" said Richardson of what was discussed in the locker-room during the second intermission. "I think we all know where all are. "Whatever happens, happens." Vancouver still sits six points back of the Dallas Stars for the second wild-card spot in the West with just four games left on the schedule. In short, the Canucks will need a miracle to make the post-season, but the fact they came back against a Kings team that won the seasons first four meetings and was 26-2-0 when leading after two periods is a definite positive in what is in all likelihood a lost campaign. "We played hard. We played as a team. We stuck together," said Canucks captain Henrik Sedin, who returned after missing four games with an upper-body injury. "Thats never been a problem here the last couple weeks and thats a good feeling." Alexander Edler added a goal and an assist for Vancouver (35-32-11), which got 25 saves from Eddie Lack in his 18th straight start since the Olympic break. Slava Voynov scored for Los Angeles (45-28-6). Quick stopped 38 shots for the Kings, who are locked into the third seed in the Pacific Division. "I thought we played great the whole game," said Richardson, who left the Kings to sign with Vancouver in the off-season. "Everyone played great tonight. I thought Eddie was awesome. Its nice to beat those guys for sure." Trailing 1-0 after 40 minutes, the Canucks tied the score on the power play after Edlers seventh of the season just 66 seconds into the third stood up after a video review. The Vancouver defenceman pinched down to Quicks crease and saw Daniel Sedins saucer pass deflect in off his skate, but without a distinct motion. The Canucks had another power play moments later, but some good puck movement failed to create a clear-cut chance on Quick. "We have to bear down. We took three penalties and they scored on one of them," said Kings forward Marian Gaborik. "We cant have breakdowns in our zone. We have to get ready and make sure it doesnt happen. Were heading into playoffs. "These game situations can cost us big so we have to figure it out and make sure we bear down and are strong on pucks in front of our net." The game was played after a controversial few days in Vancouver that included Canucks president and general manager Mike Gillis seeming to criticize the style employed by Tortorella in a live radio interview. Gillis said he wanted the club to get back to the high-tempo, puck-possession game that got Vancouver to within one victory of the 2011 Stanley Cup under former head coach Alain Vigneault, who was fired last off-season after a first-round playoff exit. Tortorella responded to Gillis comments by saying that both he and his boss were on the same page in terms of systems coming out of training camp, but added that he was slow to respond to injuries that forced the Canucks into a more conservative style by mid-season. On the ice, the Kings snapped a scoreless tie on a power play with 28 seconds left in the second period on Voynovs fourth goal of the season on a massive breakdown by the Canucks penalty-killing unit. All four Vancouver players on the ice inexplicably wound up in the corner below the goal-line, leaving Voynov wide open in front to bury a feed from Jeff Carter. The goal was Voynovs first goal since Nov. 14, a span of 59 games. "When they scored at the end of the second period, we talked about just gaining the momentum back," said Tortorella. "I thought we played a pretty good second period. We just make a terrible coverage mistake on our penalty kill — really they didnt get a sniff through any of it. "We just talked about the first few shifts of just trying to gain momentum and not sink because we got scored on late. Then we score a power-play goal. I thought we played well." The Canucks had a 4-on-3 power play for 34 seconds earlier in the period that they failed to capitalize on, as well as a great chance for Richardson that the Vancouver forward couldnt get up and over Quick. At the other end, Lack made a huge pad stop in the periods opening minute when he came across to stone Tyler Toffoli on a 2-on-1. The Kings and Canucks have played some physical games this season and in the playoffs, but the opening 20 minutes felt more like an exhibition game. Los Angeles captain Dustin Brown had the best opportunity to break the scoreless deadlock with 30 seconds remaining, but his shot from the faceoff circle rang off the post behind Lack. "We played, I think, like we did back before Christmas. We iced a lineup thats healthy," said Henrik Sedin. "We were able to be aggressive, play the way we know we can. Weve been in a lot of tight games against these guys." Notes: Kings defenceman Matt Greene left the game in the third period but later returned after taking a shot off the shin that left blood splattered on the ice. ... Kings defenceman Drew Doughty missed out because of an upper-body injury, thought to be a left shoulder ailment. Andrew Campbell made his NHL debut on the L.A. blue-line in Doughtys place. ... The Canucks are home to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday. ... The Kings take on the Flames in Calgary on Wednesday. Terrance West Jersey . Zimmermann became the National Leagues first 16-game winner, pitching seven solid innings to lead the Washington Nationals past the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Wednesday night. Michael Pierce Jersey . He will play 10th-seeded Feliciano Lopez in Sundays final, after the Spanish left-hander defeated Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7), 6-4.LONDON -- Nine-time winner Real Madrid qualified for the Champions Leagues last 16 alongside Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, while Juventus kept alive its chances of reaching the knockout stages. Madrid, which only needed a draw at home to Galatasaray to clinch top spot in Group B, won 4-1 with goals from Gareth Bale, Alvaro Arbeloa, Angel Di Maria and Isco. Juventus claimed its first win of the campaign and moved into second place in the same group with a 3-1 victory over Copenhagen as Arturo Vidal scored a hat-trick. The Bianconeri kept their destiny in their own hands and a draw away to Galatasaray on the final matchday will be enough for the Italian champions to advance. United qualified from Group A with an emphatic 5-0 win at Bayer Leverkusen and PSG secured top spot in Group C with a 2-1 win against Olympiakos. "To come to Germany and get a such a good result -- Leverkusen are second in the Bundesliga behind Bayern Munich -- it gives an idea of where our performance and result stood," United coach David Moyes said. On a night when all the big clubs won, defending champion Bayern Munich set a new Champions League record by winning its 10th successive game in the competition with a 3-1 win at CSKA Moscow. It equaled Barcelonas 2002-03 record with nine in a row three weeks ago. Bayern, the only team left in the tournament with a 100 per cent record, overcame freezing temperatures to come out on top of an entertaining match. Bayern leads Group D with 15 points, three more than Manchester City after the Blues won 4-2 against last-place Viktoria Plzen. Bayern and City, who had already qualified, will be vying for the group supremacy in two weeks in Germany. Despite Cristiano Ronaldos absence and Sergio Ramoss sending off after just 26 minutes, Madrid played superbly in the second half, scoring three goals to add to Bales opener. Ramos was sent off for a foul on Umut Bulut, but Madrid looked unfazed as Bale opened the scoring with an exquisite free kick from 30 metres in the 37th minute. Bulut equalized right away but the Turkish club wilted in the second half at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium as Madrid joined fellow Spanish teams Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in the round of 16. Chelsea also advanced on Tuesday night despite losing 1-0 against Basel. "The second half was very good. The coach made all the right changes. Many people say that we depend on players like Xabi Alonso or Cristiano Ronaldo but we showed we can win because of the way others play," said Arbeloa. United played its most accomplished match of the season against a poor Leverkusen team to claim its biggest away success since the Champions League foormat was introduced in 1992-93. Tony Jefferson Jersey. Playing without star striker Robin Van Persie and defender Nemanja Vidic, United had been expected to struggle against the German team. Instead, they cruised. "That was a really tough evening for us," Leverkusen midfielder Simon Rolfes said. "The second goal broke down our morale a bit although we actually had a decent start to the game. After the third goal, the game was over." Antonio Valencia put United ahead in the 22nd minute, Emir Spahics own goal in the 30th doubled Uniteds lead and Jonny Evans got the third in the 65th. Chris Smalling steered home the fourth in the 77th and Nani completed the rout in the 88th. United has 11 points before its final match against second-place Shakhtar Donetsk, which beat Real Sociedad 4-0 to move onto eight points. Leverkusen has seven points while Real Sociedad has one point and is eliminated. It was a good evening for the Manchester clubs as Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko scored in the final 12 minutes to earn City a 4-2 victory over Plzen, keeping alive the English teams slim hopes of finishing top of Group D. In Moscow, Arjen Roben fired Bayern in front midway through the first-half before Mario Gotze made it 2-0 with a solo effort early in the second half. Keisuke Honda was a constant threat after the interval and converted a penalty in the 61st minute as CSKA pulled one back. But Thomas Muller also scored from the spot to restore a two-goal lead for Bayern four minutes later. Vidal broke the deadlock for Juventus in the 28th minute from the penalty spot after Lars Jacobsen had handled in the area. Former Juventus defender Olof Mellberg swiftly went from hero to villain for Copenhagen when he equalized in the 56th before giving away a penalty four minutes later by bringing down Fernando Llorente. Vidal again converted and headed home two minutes later to complete his hat trick. At the Parc des Princes, Edinson Cavani scored in the final minute as 10-man PSG beat Olympiakos 2-1 to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League as group winners. With PSG a man down for most of the second half after midfielder Marco Verrattis sending off, Olympiakos looked to have done enough to seal a valuable draw when centre half Kostas Manolas equalized from close range in the 80th minute following a corner. But Cavani ran onto substitute Adrien Rabiots pass and finished with a powerful shot that gave goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez no chance. 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Rangers manager Mark Warburton and assistant David Weir have extended their contracts with the Scottish Premiership side. Custom Carolina Hurricanes Jerseys . The duo, who led Rangers to the top flight of Scottish football last season, have committed their futures at Ibrox until the summer of 2019.Former Brentford boss Warburton, who also won the Petrofac Training Cup and took his side to the final of the Scottish Cup, is delighted to have put pen to paper on a new deal. I have said this many times since moving to Glasgow but it really is a huge honour and privilege to be manager of Rangers Football Club and I am thrilled to agree a new contract, he told the clubs official website.This is a special football club with passionate supporters and the football department will continue to work hard to build on the solid foundations laid down last season. David Weir played five years at Ibrox between 2007-2012 Our debut campaign in Scotland was certainly a positive one but we are all working tirelessly to deliver continued success for our fans.Competing at the highest level is the least our supporters deserve and we look forward to playing at a packed Ibrox every other week. I thank the Rangers board for again backing my player acquisition plan and we are all eagerly anticipating the start of 2016/17.Weir, who played 162 times for the Gers during a five-year spell at Ibrox between 2007-2012, said: Mark and I have enjoyed every second of our time in Glasgow so far but the adventure is just beginning and we are all excited to start the new season. Warburton shows off Scottish Championship trophy at Ibrox I told Mark what a unique and special club Rangers was before we started our work here and he has now experienced it for himself.Our fans have given Mark, myself, the backroom team and the players tremendous backing since we arrived and I would like to thank them and indeed the Rangers board for their unwavering support. We enjoyed a productive pre-season trip to America recently and we are all excited about the new season ahead. Danny Willett, Henrik Stenson, Joey Barton, Kenny Miller and Mark Warburton compete in a golf and football challenge at Ibrox Stadium. Announcing the deals for Warburton and Weir, Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson said: Our decision to reward Mark and David with significantly improved contracts was primarily driven by our recognition of their role in transforming the football department at all levels throughout the club and their desire to continue with that project in the seasons ahead.We have sold more than 41,000 season tickets and, like everyone at the club, our supporters are looking forward to seeing the team compete in the top flight once again - both domestically and in Europe.Mark and David have worked with Frank McParland to identify and recruit a number of players for the campaign ahead and we are all relishing Rangers return to competitive action under their stewardship.  Also See: Niko feeling right at home Rangers win opening friendly Hodson signs on for Rangers Rangers first up on Sky Sports Chris Terry Jersey . 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The Rockets are second in the league in points allowed per 100 possessions, third in field-goal percentage defence and third in points allowed per game, helping them to a 16-4 record that is the second-best start in the league.Last year at the end of the playoffs, we sat down and went over a lot of stuff, coach Kevin McHale said. We just had to get better defensively. We had to get more disruptive. JB Bickerstaff has done a great job.Even more impressive is that the Rockets have been so successful while playing almost half of their games without their two best defensive players — Dwight Howard and Patrick Beverley. Howard has only played 10 games and Beverley eight because of injuries, but new swingman Trevor Ariza and veteran Jason Terry have been instrumental in instilling a new focus and attention to detail on that side of the floor.Bickerstaff, one of the rising young assistants in the game, said he watched video of Howards dominant days in Orlando and consulted with other coaches including his father, Bernie, and Mike Brown, a respected defensive strategist, to come up with a plan to address the Rockets issues on defence.The last play in Portland was kind of a microcosm of our entire season, Bickerstaff said. There was miscommunication and it ended with a wide open look for Damian that cost us.The biggest thing is the guys have bought in and are committed on that end of the floor, he said. Now you hear guys in tight games saying, Were one of the best defensive teams in the leaague. Jake Bean Jersey. Lets get a stop. 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Davenport will be joined by five-time Paralympic medallist Chantal Vandierendonck of the Netherlands in the recent player category, coach Nick Bollettieri, executive Jane Brown Grimes and British broadcaster John Barrett in the contributor category. Davenport won the 1998 U.S. Open, 1999 Wimbledon, 2000 Australian Open and 1996 Olympic gold medal to go with three major doubles titles. The American held the world No. 1 ranking for 98 weeks in her career. That first major championship, at her home Grand Slam event, always will be special. "For any player who has ever played with insecurity, not sure where theyre supposed to be, how good they are, that really was a huge moment, not just in my career but for me personally," Davenport said. Bollettieri, now 82, has coached 10 players to the No. 1 ranking, including Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles and Boris Becker. In 1978, he founded the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, the first full-time tennis boarding school. At a news conference in New York, Bollettieri acknowledged this was one of the few times in his life he felt at a loss for words. "To be standing aside some of the players Ive helped achieve what they are," he said, "is a dream that even Nick Bollettieri cant comprehend." Vandierendonck was a top Dutch player before she was injured in a car accident in 1983 and went on to become a pioneer in wheelchair tennis. Brown Grimes is a former managing director of the Womens Professional Tennis Council, now known as the WTA Tour Board; president of the U.S. Tennis Association; and president of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Barrett was the "Voice of Wimbledon" on the BBC from 1971-06. His wife, former top-ranked player Angela Mortimer Barrett, was inducted into the Hall in 1993. Agassi and Steffi Graf are the only other married couple in the Hall. Davenport wishes shed done a better job during her career of following Billie Jean Kings advice to "enjoy the process." 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So, I cant say that.Luck, the top pick in the 2012 draft following Mannings tearful divorce from the Colts, has Indy one win away from its first Super Bowl since 2009. And hes not the least bit surprised the team has gone from 2-14 in 2011 to the cusp of a conference championship in three short years.I think there were high expectations, Luck said. I remember the first day I walked in the building. Its a winning franchise and it seems to be in the DNA of the Colts that you win.The Colts (13-5) visit New England (13-4) Sunday.Its good for us to be here now, but theres more work to do, Luck said. To come on the road against a very good team in this round of the playoffs and get a win, thats huge and thats awesome.This was the third time Denvers season ended in ugly fashion since Manning switched teams in 2012.While Manning ponders his future, GM John Elway might also be thinking about coach John Foxs status. Hes won four straight AFC West crowns but keeps coming up short in what he calls the real season.Im the head coach, the buck stops here, Fox said.Manning got off to another terrific start this season but once Julius Thomas sprained an ankle and lost his mojo, the Broncos werent the same, either. Manning, bothered by a thigh injury, had just three TDs and six interceptions in December.Yet, C.J. Andersons emergence gave the Broncos (12-5) confidence they finally had the ingredients to avenge last years wrenching Super Bowl loss to Seattle. That grinding ground game didnt show up Sunday. Neither did their star-studded defence that was unable to pressure Luck all afternoon.Luck threw TD passes to Dwayne Allen and Hakeem Nicks and Daniel Herron ran for a score.Manning, meanwhile, kept overthrowing Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas deep.You never see Peyton overthrow guys, Colts defensive tackle Jean Francois said. He usually puts the ball right on the numbers. And when we he kept overthrowing it, we knew we had him.The seasons over. Its a huge disappointment, said Sanders. Its sad because we definitely had the potential to be a Super Bowl-winningg team. Brent Urban Jersey. ther takeaways from Denvers second home playoff loss in three years coming off a first-round bye:SWEET VINDICATION: This win validated Jim Irsays decision to cut Manning so he could draft Luck.I knew it was the right thing to do for the Colts, Irsay said. I saw Archie (Manning) last night. We had a nice conversation. Happened to be at Elways Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton. It was a decision that it was the right move to make. Peyton and I had talked about it. He said it best in the press conference. I didnt decide. He didnt decide. The football gods laid the cards out. We both knew it as best for him and us.PLAYOFF PRATFALLS: The Broncos were the AFCs only unbeaten team at home and the only team in the NFL with a top-five offence and a top-five defence. But Manning has gone one-and-done in the playoffs a record nine times.Each of his three seasons in Denver has ended in humbling losses, to the Ravens and Colts at home after first-round byes, and to Seattle in last years Super Bowl.This was one of his worst playoff performances ever. He never found a rhythm, constantly overthrew his receivers and finished 26 of 46 for 111 yards, one TD and no interceptions.Its just disappointing, Manning said. Everyone would like to win their last game of the season.LUCK vs. MANNING: Its now Luck 2, Manning 1.Manning lost his emotional homecoming in 2013 but beat his former team 31-24 in the opener this season.Luck completed 27 of 43 passes for 265 yards with two TDs and two interceptions or sacks in the rubber match.We needed to win the game for us. It wasnt about Peyton or Andrew or anything like that, Irsay said.BRING ON BRADY: The Colts can relish beating Manning but come Monday, its time to start thinking about how to knock off Tom Brady.Everybody we play is big time, safety Mike Adams said.It wasnt so much Brady who led the Patriots to a 42-20 win over Indy on Nov. 16. It was Jonas Gray, who ran for 201 yards and four touchdowns. He ran for just 80 yards the rest of the season and was inactive for New Englands 35-31 win over Baltimore Saturday.DEFUSED Defence: Elway doled out $60 million in guarantees last off-season to sign Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward and DeMarcus Ware, and none came up big against the Colts.The first round of the playoffs turned into the last game of the season, Talib said. Thats as bad as it gets.Notes: There were no significant injuries. ... Luck improved to 5-1 in temperatures 40 or below. ... 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Liverpool forward Divock Origi says he is unconcerned about the lack of starts he has had this season. Nicolas Gaitan Jersey . The 21-year-old has only made five Premier League appearances this season, all coming from the substitutes bench, but did score in his two EFL Cup starts against Burton Albion and Derby County.Last season, Origi scored 10 goals under new manager Jurgen Klopp, ending the 2015/16 campaign in fine form with five goals in the last six games. Liverpool have enjoyed a superb start to the new Premier League season, with a 2-1 win against Swansea before the international break taking them within two points of leaders Manchester City.  Klopp has told Origi to be patient as the forward waits for his first start for Liverpool this season For Origi, this success means that he may not see his name on the starting line-up any time soon.I want to play and be the decisive player that I was last season. Origi told Belgian news site HLN. 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The speedy running back said he will play against the NFC North-leading Chicago Bears on Sunday, a week after missing a game with a banged up knee. Bush made it through the entire practice Wednesday, a little more than 24 hours after it was announced that Nate Burleson, Detroits No. 2 receiver, needs surgery after breaking an arm in a car accident. There is no timeline on his return. "It was good to get back in there," Bush said. "Just to get back in the swing of things and get my feet back underneath me and start to lay out this foundation to get ready for the Chicago Bears. Obviously, its a big game." Detroit (2-1) can move into a first-place tie in the division if it can hand the Bears (3-0) their first loss on Sunday at Ford Field. Bush didnt practice last week until Friday, when he participated on a limited basis, and he was inactive for Sundays win at Washington. "It was a huge sense of relief that it only kept me out only one game," Bush said. Bush was hurt in a Week 2 loss against the Arizona Cardinals after accounting for 191 yards of offence in his Detroit debut to help the Lions beat the Minnesota Vikings. "In the beginning when I first injured it, I thought it could be something serious before we got the MRI and spoke with the doctor," Bush said. "As the week went on, it started to get a lot better. When I got to Friday, I felt like I could play." Detroit coach Jim Schwartz wasnt willing to celebrate the fact that Bush took a big step toward making it back on the field by participating in a practice. "It was encouraging to get all thhe guys that are limited in some way to get them out there," Schwartz said. Yannick Carrasco Jersey. "We certainly want to get everybody on the field, and hes no different. We missed him on Sunday. We were able to put a good game plan together and we were able to execute that game plan. But hes a very valuable part of our offence and he affects the way defences play us. 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Lions DT Ndamukong Suh had an appeal hearing on Tuesday to contest the NFLs $100,000 fine for an illegal block in Week 1 against Minnesota. "I have not heard anything back," Suh said. "They said what they wanted to say, I said what I had to say." A decision by third-party arbitration is expected to be made in two weeks. Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys Free ShippingWholesale Authentic Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys 2018 Wholesale Jerseys From China NFL Jerseys Cheap ' ' '
ST. Jakob Chychrun Jersey . LOUIS -- Joe Kelly kept it together, just as Shelby Miller did in the opposite dugout. The matchup of former teammates who were each others best man at their weddings was a high quality draw. Each allowed a run in seven innings. "There was some emotion there," Kelly said after the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Wednesday night. "After the first pitch, Im just pitching again. Its like youre in the playoffs." Millers postgame reaction was similar. "I thought it would maybe a little bit more odd than it really was," Miller said. "When hes in the box, youre pitching to him. When were out there, were trying to win the game. Thats it." Xander Bogaerts drove in both runs, including a go-ahead sacrifice fly with the bases loaded off closer Trevor Rosenthal in the ninth inning. Three of Rosenthals six losses have come when hes entered a game tied in the ninth. "I thought he wanted to get ahead of me with a fastball so he could use his off-speed pitches," Bogaerts said. "So I just went in there and keyed on the fastball." Junichi Tazawa (2-3) worked a perfect eighth and Koji Uehara worked around two hits in the ninth for his 23rd save in 25 chances. Boston won for just the third time in 14 games and snapped St. Louis three-game win streak. Rosenthal (1-6) was working in his fourth consecutive game, in five days. "I felt good, I felt like I was making some good pitches," Rosenthal said. "I felt good the whole inning. There was no question I was ready to go." Kelly worked seven innings only twice in 22 starts for St. Louis the last two seasons and Miller got that deep for just the eighth time in 54 career starts. Kelly got a nice ovation while walking to the bullpen to begin warmups, with hundreds of fans standing. There were more cheers when he stepped onto the mound for the first time, and before his first at-bat leading off the third. The crowd cast yet another vote against the trade that brought starter John Lackey but came as a shock in the clubhouse. They cheered Kellys infield hit after the Red Sox successful challenged an out call by first base umpire Gary Cederstrom. The Red Sox loaded the bases with none out in the ninth against Rosenthal, a single by Yoenis Cespedes, double by Mike Napoli and intentional walk to pinch hitter David Ortiz. Bogaerts lined out to centre for a sacrifice fly and the lead. The first pitch was delayed 1 hour, 3 minutes by rain. TRAINERS ROOM Red Sox: GM Ben Cherington is optimistic Allen Craig will be back this season from a left foot strain, but Craig is set to visit Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion. EARLY DAMAGE The Cardinals mustered three hits against Kelly but two of them were in the first. Matt Carpenter led off the first with a double and scored on a two-out hit by Matt Adams for the lead. The Red Sox tied it at 1 in the fourth on a pair of two-out hits, Daniel Navas single and a double by Bogaerts off the wall in centre that Jon Jay just missed. Miller retired his last 10 in order. The double snapped an 0 for 15 slump for Bogaerts, and the RBIs were his first since July 29. NICE GLOVE Jay tracked down Napolis drive at the wall to end the sixth and keep it tied and Cespedes tracked down Johnny Peraltas liner at the track in left in the sixth, both on balls that probably would have been homers with more humidity. Bogaerts robbed Carpenter of an RBI in the second with a diving stop to his left at short and toss to second for an inning-ending force play. ON DECK Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright (13-6, 2.26) opposes Brandon Workman (1-4, 4.08) in the series finale. In the World Series, Wainwright was 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA and Workman did not allow an earned run in 3 1-3 innings of relief. Antoine Vermette Jersey . 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TORONTO -- Dont forget about Simon Pagenaud. Andrew Whitworth Jersey . That was the statement made by the French driver after he set the fastest practice time Friday at the Honda Indy Toronto. Pagenaud clocked one minute 00.0084 seconds at the 11-turn, 2.81-kilometre street course at Exhibition Place. IndyCar points leader Helio Castroneves was second in 1:00.0218 while Scott Dixon followed in 1:00.0769. Will Power, second overall in the standings, finished fourth while James Hinchcliffe of Oakville, Ont., trailed in fifth. Pagenaud enters the weekend doubleheader fourth in the standings, 50 points behind Castroneves with two wins and one pole. His practice times were cause for optimism for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports after Pagenaud finished ninth and 12th in both Toronto races last year. "I think last year we had a lot of issues with our brakes," said Pagenaud. "It was a difficult weekend, we really never, never had a proper run. It was a nightmare. It was inside, in-house that we needed to do some work. "We ironed all those details and I think now we have a very different approach, obviously we go to each race with the will to win. Which is very different, we had the will before but we didnt believe truly that we could do it. Now we do." Pagenaud will get the benefit of the doubt after the afternoon practice was cut short by a pair of red flags that may have prevented better times. Castroneves caused a long delay after stopping on track with an electrical issue, and the session later ended under another flag when Ryan Briscoe stalled on track. Josef Newgarden had the fastest time in the morning practice. He finished 13th in the afternoon. Pagenauds pace shouldnt be a surprise even if the 30-year-old is flying under the radar in the IndyCar championship race. He finished third overall last year and has plenty of time to make a move with six races remaining ahead of the season finale at Fontana on Aug. 30. "In my position, and thats the way I think things, you could put pressure on yourself if you want to but whats the point? Whats going to happen is Im either going to win the championship or Im not going to win it," said Pagenaud. "So the goal is obviously to win and Im going to focus as hard as I can on my stuff. My car is fast, has been fast lately, and were in good shape to do it. Now we need to execute, and thats the most important." Hinchcliffes day meanwhile, got off to rocky start with his car suffering from a cooling problem that delayed his session. The issue became moot when he finally got on track -- he briefly had the fastest time and finished third in the morning. "(The car) is a handful," said Hinchcliffe. "This track is always such a challenge for us set-up wise, and were seeing that again here today even though were less than a tenth off the pace. Its hard work out there trying to get that (fast lap)." Deacon Jones Jersey . 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You try to wake up, and we are celebrating victory. Its tough. This is going to be a tough one to get over." The Tigers (10-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) had blown a 27-7 lead but pulled out one more huge play to continue the biggest turnaround in major college football. From 3-9 last year, they can win the SEC West with a victory in two weeks against No. 1 Alabama. Marshall heaved the ball downfield with two defenders around Louis. It bounced off safety Josh Harvey-Clemons hand and Louis reached out his left hand to corral it. Marshall said he stiff armed a defender before letting the ball fly. "I couldnt believe it," Louis said. "It just landed right into my hands. I saw it once it got over my shoulder. It got tipped, I lost track of it ... but when I looked over my shoulders, it was right there." Murray, who had engineered the comeback with three fourth-quarter touchdowns, could only stare helplessly from the bench. A win could have kept the Bulldogs alive in the SEC East. "We played a great team playing great in their house," Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "It looked kind of bleak there for a minute and the boys just started fighting. We got ourselves in position to take the lead, obviously late in the game. We gave them a fourth and 18 and thats almost as good as it gets." Murray led Georgia (6-4, 4-3) all the way to Auburns 20 but his final two passes fell incomplete as time ran out. Dee Ford hit him on the last pass as Murray ran toward the line before trying to throw. Richt said he couldnt remember being on the sidelines for a similar loss since his Florida State days. "When you lose, you tend to think about the things you should have done," he said. "When you win, you just think about how great it is. "Lets face it, as good as Auburn is and has been playing, theyve got all the momeentum going. Alec Ogletree Jersey. " Some Auburn players climbed into the stands to celebrate with students, and most fans stayed put to celebrate the victory. It only came after Murray gave the Tigers a big scare. He had plowed into Ryan Smith at the goal line for a 5-yard touchdown with 1:49 left. Auburn challenged the final TD, but replay officials upheld the call on the field. That left the Tigers starting at their own 22 with 1:45 left. They managed one first down but Jordan Jenkins sacked Marshall to set up fourth and 18. Marshall then produced the biggest play of his career against the Bulldogs, where he played as a freshman defensive back. He was dismissed from the team in February 2012 for violating team rules and returned to the SEC after a season in junior college. He finished 15-of-26 passing for 229 yards after attempting only 15 passes combined in the past two games thanks to a steamrolling running game. Marshall also ran 19 times for 89 yards. He also threw a game-winning TD pass with 10 seconds left against Mississippi State, but there was much more on the line this time. The 2010 national champions are potential contenders again. "They find a way to win," said Gus Malzahn, Auburns first-year coach. "This team has the it factor. Thats just the bottom line." He had simple plans for celebration. "This is definitely a Waffle House night," Malzahn said. The Tigers deserve something for pulling this one out against Murray. The prolific Georgia passer completed 33 of 49 passes for 415 yards and two touchdowns in the final 9:35, with an earlier interception. Murray also ran for two scores and had 160 yards passing in the fourth quarter. Todd Gurley ran 15 times for 79 yards and a touchdown and caught 10 passes for 77 yards. Auburn gained 566 yards, Georgia 532. The Tigers ran for 323 yards against a defence that came in giving up 126 yards a game on the ground, 20th nationally. They had lost the last two meetings in the Deep Souths oldest rivalry by 38 points apiece. Now, the Tigers hold a razor-thin 55-54-8 edge. 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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Its been so much fun winning their past seven games, the Columbus Blue Jackets dont want to quit now. Jamison Crowder Jersey . R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record for consecutive wins with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Kings. "Its special," said Umberger, who has seen a lot of losses since coming to the Blue Jackets in a draft-day trade in 2008. "You dont want to get caught up in it, but it shows the direction the clubs going. There have been some bad moments here. But weve got a lot more in us. Were not satisfied." The win kept the Blue Jackets -- who have made the post-season just once in their 12 seasons -- in playoff contention. Nathan Horton scored in his 600th NHL game, Artem Anisimov had a goal and an assist and Ryan Johansen also scored for Columbus, with James Wisniewski picking up two assists. Sergei Bobrovsky moved to 8-0 in his past eight starts with 26 saves. Theyre 8-1-0 with Horton, a big free-agent signing last summer from Boston, in the lineup. "Were on a roll, but were not where we want to be," Horton said. "We want to get back in the playoffs and stay there. We needed a winning streak; now we need to keep the thing going." The Blue Jackets have been surging since getting Horton, who missed the first 40 games after shoulder surgery, and Bobrovsky, who sat out most of December with a strained groin, back on the ice. Columbus, thought to be hurting for offence heading into the season, has outscored its opponents 30-15 in the streak. "Theres something with our group," coach Todd Richards said. "Our young guys are a year older and feeling more comfortable. Our power play is better, so thatll help. But theres something different about our offensive output." Jeff Carter, Dwight King and Robyn Regehr had goals for the Kings, who have lost three in a row. Mike Richards had two assists. "Were clearly giving up too many goals," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. Down 2-1 after the first, the Kings tied it before the Blue Jackets scored twice in 89 seconds late in the second to take command. Carter, a former Blue Jacket who was booed loudly every time he touched the puck, received a nice pass on a 3 on 1 break from Richards and recorded his 20th goal at 8:39. Umberger shadowed defenceman Drew Doughty and stole the puck from him along the short boards, then put up what appeared to be an innocent shot from a hard angle. But Martin Jones, making his first start since Jan. 2, struggled picking it up and the puck caromed off his glove and into the net with 1:45 left in the period. "We fought hard to get back in it and make it 2-2," Jones said. "A bad goal changed the momentum. And thats the difference in the game." Anisimov then won a puck battle in the neutral zone and carried the puck down the left wing. On a rush, he sent a tape-to-tape lead pass to Horton who lifted the puck high for his third of the season with just 15.6 seconds left for a 4-2 lead. The Blue Jackets had killed off three first-period penalties and escaped the first 20 minutes with a 2-1 lead after falling behind early. The Kings scored at the 2:42 mark when Trevor Lewis shot from the right dot went off Bobrovskys right leg pad to King, who was charging the net through the high slot. He had an almost empty net for his 11th of the season. Columbus pulled even on the power play, where it has been particularly effective of late -- scoring on 6 of its past 13 attempts with a man advantage. Wisniewskis hard slap shot from the top of the left circle was redirected in the crease by Umberger at 12:47. It was his 12th of the season and his 114th as a Blue Jacket, moving him past David Vyborny into sole possession of second place in franchise history behind Rick Nash (289). Then, in the final minute of the period, Johansen took a seeing-eye stretch pass from rookie Ryan Murray and glided past a defenceman to go high with a forehand. It was Johansens 19th goal of the season. "This says a lot," Umberger said. "The fans can enjoy it, they deserve it. But we keep talking about how we can be better every night." Notes: D Fedor Tyutin, who became the sixth player to appear in 400 games with the Blue Jackets, returned after missing two games with an undisclosed illness. ... Los Angeles was playing its fourth of a five-game road trip. Morgan Moses Jersey . Philbin said Thursday he wants players to treat one another with civility and he wont tolerate anything less. In taking questions for the first time since Ted Wells released his report into the bullying scandal that rocked the league, Philbin made it clear things would be cleaned up. Dustin Hopkins Jersey . - Derek Wolfe says hes finally healthy after suffering a seizure in November that doctors now believe was related to the spinal cord injury he suffered in the preseason. WENGEN, Switzerland -- Erik Guay was fastest in World Cup downhill training yet again Thursday. The Canadian racer extended his streak of winning a training run at each downhill venue this season, timing 2 minutes, 36.14 seconds on the 4.42-kilometre (2.75-mile) Lauberhorn. "I feel like my training runs have been very consistent since the start. Now Im slowly translating those fast speeds into race days," said Guay, who won last month in Val Gardena, Italy. Matthias Mayer of Austria was second, 0.11 behind, and Kjetil Jansrud of Norway was third, 0.31 behind. "Its not often Ive been fast in Wengen and Ill take this," Jansrud said. Guay, the 2011 world downhill champion from Mont-Tremblant, Que., is among several contenders who have found success elusive at the storied Swiss venue. Neither he nor Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway, whoo leads the World Cup downhill standings ahead of Guay, has ever finished on the podium in Wengen. Earnest Byner Jersey. Svindal, the 2010 Olympic silver medallist in downhill, was ninth Thursday, trailing by 1.18 seconds. Bode Miller of the United States, a two-time Lauberhorn winner, was 10th, 1.67 behind, and Carlo Janka, the 2010 winner from Switzerland, was 13th despite a bib number of 39. Manuel Osborne-Paradis of North Vancouver, B.C., was tied for 21st, Robbie Dixon of Whistler, B.C., was 39th and Jeffrey Frisch of Mont-Tremblant was 54th. Ben Thomsen of Invermere, B.C., was 58th, Conrad Pridy was 64th and Morgan Pridy, also from Whistler, was 84th. Most racers will get another look at the course on Friday afternoon in the downhill portion of a super-combined event. The slalom leg is scheduled first in the morning when snow is forecast. Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys 2018 Wholesale Jerseys From China NFL Jerseys Cheap ' ' '
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