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The Canadian womens soccer team will play a pair of home games against the reigning World Cup champions from Japan in October. Wholesale Penguins Jerseys .  The first match will take place on October 25th in Edmonton and will be followed by a second match on October 28th in Vancouver. "Playing the reigning world champions Japan in a FIFA Womens World Cup Canada 2015 Official Host City not only provides our Womens National Team with the best preparation possible, but also gives Alberta fans across the soccer community a tremendous opportunity to experience firsthand what the worlds best womens soccer nations have to offer," said Peter Montopoli, Canada Soccers General Secretary. Edmonton will also be the site of Canadas two initial group stage matches at the 2015 Womens World Cup. Stitched Penguins Jerseys .Y. - The Philadelphia Eagles game at Green Bay against the Packers on Nov. Pittsburgh Penguins Gear .Y. - Sven Andrighetto scored once and set up two more as the Hamilton Bulldogs hung on to defeat the host Adirondack Flames 5-3 on Tuesday in American Hockey League action.LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman said Monday that Jay Cutler will sit out the next game but remains the No. 1 quarterback despite backup Josh McCowns strong play. Trestman also said star linebacker Lance Briggs is "a couple of weeks away" from returning from a small fracture in his left shoulder that has sidelined him the past three games. The Bears expected him to miss six weeks, and Trestman said he remains on schedule. Chicago visits St. Louis this weekend. Cutlers status has been a topic of conversation because of his expiring contract, groin and ankle injuries, and McCowns performance. But Trestman insisted hes in no danger of losing his job. "Jay is the quarterback of our football team and Josh is the backup quarterback, and the three of us all know that," Trestman said, echoing McCowns comments after Sundays overtime win over Baltimore. "And that hasnt changed. Its not going to change." Cutler tore his left groin muscle against Washington on Oct. 20 and sat out the next game at Green Bay two weekss later. Pittsburgh Penguins Store. He returned earlier than expected against Detroit on Nov. 10, only to suffer a high left ankle sprain in the first half. McCown came in for the Bears final drive in that game and threw a touchdown, only to have a two-point conversion fail in a two-point loss. He got the call again for Sundays overtime win over Baltimore and played well in a game that included a long rain delay. Hes 2-0 as a starter and has a 100 rating with five touchdowns and no turnovers in four appearances, but like Trestman, he has insisted that hes not taking Cutlers job. Besides Cutler and Briggs, Trestman said defensive tackle Stephen Paea is week to week after leaving Sundays game with a toe injury thats been an issue for him for much of the season. So is defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff, who signed over two weeks ago and is coming off a season-ending groin injury last year with Dallas. Trestman also said defensive end Shea McClellin (hamstring) "should get out this week and start working on Wednesday" after missing the past two games. ' ' '
SEATTLE - Clint Dempseys introduction to the Cascadia rivalry came before one of the largest crowds in Major League Soccer history and was filled with pushes and shoves, harsh tackles and heated words. Adidas Nmd Herre Sort Tilbud . And Seattle got the better of its rivals from Portland. "I told the guys before the game, this career is so fleeting and there is so much uncertainty day to day ... but the one thing I know for certain is we beat Portland, period," Seattle defender Zach Scott said. "Were always going to be the team to beat. They can say there is a changing of the guard, they can say were a group of stars and they are the team, but in the end we are the ones that are going to come out victorious." Eddie Johnson flicked a header past goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts off a free kick in the 60th minute, and the Seattle Sounders made Dempseys home debut memorable with a 1-0 win Sunday night over the Portland Timbers before the second-largest, stand-alone crowd in Major League Soccer history. The crowd of 67,385 trailed only the first home game for the Los Angeles Galaxy in 1996 that drew 69,255. It topped the 66,452 that saw Seattle and Portland play last October at CenturyLink Field and was the largest for any match in Seattle, besting a friendly against Manchester United in 2011. "Nobody compares to our fans. When they turn out in numbers like that, its indescribable," Seattle coach Sigi Schmid said. Johnson scored his fourth goal against the Timbers moments after his speed in the open field drew a free kick when he was chopped down by defender Pa Modou Kah. Mauro Rosales curling ball into the box found Johnson wide open after he left defender Alvas Powell behind. "Were going to keep suffering if we dont find goals and if we dont sort out set pieces," Portland coach Caleb Porter said. It was Johnsons sixth goal in MLS play. Seattle improved to 35-0-8 in its last 43 games when scoring first and controlled the second half after Portland had the better chances in the first 45 minutes. The Sounders moved into a tie for fifth place in the Western Conference with 37 points and still have at least one game in hand on the rest of their playoff competition. "I like the occasion of it. I like to play in big games," Johnson said. "We know how much it means to the fans. We know how much it means to the organization, the importance of these games. But at the end of the day you want to step up in big games and show your value." Seattle was on pace for another crowd of 60,000-plus before Dempseys arrival. But the acquisition of the U.S. captain from Tottenham, plus Seattles archrival being his first home match, pushed the stadium past its capacity. Before the game, fans jammed Occidental Park north of the stadium for the annual pregame march to it. Flares were lit, songs were sung and full city blocks were crammed with fans in rave green. And No. 2 jerseys with "Dempsey" across the back flooded the stadium. Dempsey received the loudest screams when he was the last name announced during pregame introductions. Fans added Dempsey-related signs around the stadium, including "Dempseyland" on north stands. He delighted the fans with his footwork and creativity. In the first half, he flicked a no-look pass to Johnson and nearly scored in the second-half on a modified scissor kick — he called it a "ninja kick" — as he tried to get his first goal for Seattle. The Timbers werent afraid to be physical with Dempsey, pushing him off the ball when they could. Kah was especially willing, drawing Dempseys ire and a few shoves in the back. But it was his careless tackle on Johnson that led to the free kick that gave Seattle the victory. "Its showing character. Thats what you have to have in these types of games. Being able to push yourself to the limit but not too far," Dempsey said. "I thought the team showed a lot of character, kept a clean sheet, and Eddie does what he does. He comes up in big moments." Portland had its chances to ruin the night for its rivals to the north. Portlands Darlington Nagbe had a shot from outside the box that was punched over the net by goalkeeper Michael Gspurning in the 88th minute. Andrew Jean-Baptistes header was caught by Gspurning in stoppage time. Gspurning was also forced to make a number of key saves in the first half, coming off his line to smother Ryan Johnson on a breakaway in the 16th minute and getting a bit of luck in the 37th minute when Diego Valeris shot from outside the box curled but hit the goalpost flush and ricocheted away. "Everyone knows were a good team. Its just a matter of showing it," Ryan Johnson said. "They finished their chances tonight and we didnt. I think next time, were going to come out on top." Adidas Nmd r1 Herre Tilbud .com) - The Winnipeg Jets placed defenceman Paul Postma on injured reserve Tuesday. Adidas Nmd Dame Udsalg . -- Phil Mickelson will be watching the final two rounds of the Masters from home for the first time in 17 years.LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Nevada Supreme Court says Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Adam Pacman Jones has to pay more than $12.4 million in damages in a shooting that wounded two Las Vegas strip club doormen nearly eight years ago, including one who was paralyzed from the waist down.Jones wasnt the gunman. But the unanimous state high court ruling, issued Thursday, upheld a jurys finding that he instigated the violence and was responsible to pay some $11.2 million to Tommy Urbanski and his ex-wife, Kathy, and $1.3 million to Urbanskis former co-worker Aaron Cudworth.The justices upheld the trial judges decision to remove the NFL from liability in the case, and rejected Jones contention that damage awards for the Urbanskis and Cudworth didnt legally correspond to findings of fault.The civil trial jury in June 2012 found Jones liable for assault, battery, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress against Cudworth.But the same jury found Jones wasnt liable for assault, battery and imprisonment in Urbanskis case. The damages awarded to the Urbanskis were for medical costs, loss of earnings and infliction of distress.Jones lawyer in the Supreme Court appeal, Lisa Rasmussen, insisted Friday that the Supreme Court and the Clark County District Court judges who handled the case got it wrong.It was not an inconsistent verdict, it was an impossible verdict, Rasmussen said. The district courts response was that it was an interesting issue, better left to someone else — meaning the Nevada Supreme Court.Rasmussen accused the high court justiices of repeatedly ducking what she called difficult issues of law, particularly where there are very real consequences for the lives and parties involved. Adidas Nmd r2 Dame. .The Urbanskis lawyer, Matthew Dushoff, welcomed the ruling and said he intends to collect.Jones, now 31, was named an All-Pro for the first time this year after several years of off-field turmoil and run-ins with police. He has tried to shed the Pacman moniker.Jones was a first-round draft choice in 2005 out of West Virginia, and has played for the Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys and Bengals. He was suspended for the entire 2007 season and part of the 2008 season for disciplinary reasons.The shooter in the strip club melee, Arvin Kenti Edwards of Renton, Washington, pleaded an equivalent of no contest in September 2010 to attempted murder with a deadly weapon. Now 36, hes serving a four- to 10-year sentence in a Nevada state prison.Urbanski, 51, and Cudworth were wounded outside the club called Minxx. A female patron, Natalie Jones, also was wounded.Authorities alleged that Jones instigated the melee by throwing hundreds of $1 bills toward dancers after he and his entourage were ejected from a private party on a February 2007 weekend when the NBA All-Star game was held in Las Vegas.Jones pleaded no contest in December 2007 in Las Vegas to conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct, a misdemeanour, and was sentenced to probation.A co-defendant, Robert Reid, pleaded no contest to misdemeanour conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct. He also completed a sentence of probation. ' ' '
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Last season, Utah had 4.1 million day visits from skiers and snowboarders a€” compared to 12.6 million in Colorado.Vicki Varela, managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, said her offices research has shown that more than half of people who are shown a picture of Salt Lake Citys skyline with the mountains behind it think it is Denver.The campaign gives us the story that we deserve to have on the national stage, Varela said last month.The Ski City marketing is paid for by the private non-profit Visit Salt Lake, which gets its revenue from a tax visitors pay when they stay at hotels. It isnt meant to replace the long-running statewide slogan, The Greatest Snow on Earth, which is on Utah license plates and used throughout promotional materials.The ads dont include three resorts near Park City, Utah, which are also a short drive from Salt Lake City. Colorado-based ski industry titan Vail Resorts Inc. last month purchased Park City Mountain Resort in a move that put an end to a legal battle between the two companies. It also paved the way for the creation of what could be the countrys largest resort because Vail also operates the adjacent Canyons ski area.Beck said the campaign wasnt a response to Vails expansion in the market or an attempt to draw skiers from other Utah resorts. Blue Jays Jerseys 2020 . Despite Barcelona showing the same vulnerability in defence, Messis best performance since returning from a lengthy injury layoff ensured that his side bounced back from a defeat by Valencia in the previous round. Custom Toronto Blue Jays Jerseys . Colton Sissons also scored for Milwaukee (19-12-8), which went ahead with a two-goal third period. Wade MacLeod and Greg McKegg replied for Toronto (23-12-4).ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. doesnt see any reason to lament his lot in life right now. Despite dealing with a torn left ACL that sidelined him for the Super Bowl and probably cost him $1 million in salary next season, the Denver Broncos most versatile cornerback was thrilled to sign his one-year restricted free-agent tender Tuesday. It will pay him $2,187,000 next season — or more than 1,000 times the $2,000 signing bonus he received four years ago as an undrafted college free agent. "Ill take it," Harris told The Associated Press. "Im definitely happy with it. Im excited to go back out there, get back healthy and lead this team back to the Super Bowl." Had Harris not gotten hurt in the playoffs, the Broncos would have probably had to use the highest tender on him — a one-year deal worth more than $3.1 million that carried a first-round pick as compensation. Instead, they were able to use the second-highest tender available. With the Broncos able to match any offers, no suitors came calling for Harris, whos been rehabbing at the Broncos facilities since shortly after undergoing surgery in February following Denvers loss to Seattle in the Super Bowl. "Teams were not going to give up a second-round pick. We realized that," Harris said. "We know that next year is a big year for me." Harris ligament in his left knee wasnt completely torn when he got hurt against San Diego in the playoffs and he and the Broncos are optimistic hell be ready by the start of training camp in July and will resume his role as a leader on Denvers defence. If that happens, the Broncos are expected to work toward a longer-term deal for Harris after next season when he hits unrestricted free agency. "I definitely think Ill be close to 100 per cent by the start of training camp," Harris said. "You never know with this type of injury, but the ligament wasnt completely torn and righht now Im feeling great. Toronto Blue Jays Store. The treatment is going great and Im improving each week." Harris is coming off a monster year in which he posted 65 tackles, 58 of them solo, three interceptions and 14 pass breakups while allowing the fifth-fewest yards receiving (25 a game) and tying for the eighth-fewest completions allowed (35) in the NFL among players targeted at least 60 times. His emergence and versatility playing both the slot and on the outside helped the Broncos decide to bid farewell to star Champ Bailey this off-season after he played sparingly last year. Then, the signing of fellow University of Kansas alum Aqib Talib led to the departure of free agent Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. "Champ and I always talked and we kind of understood this would probably happen. We werent surprised" by Baileys exit, Harris said. "Losing Champ, I feel I can take over his role on the field and also I can take over his leadership role. If you look at it, I was the starting corner pretty much the whole season last year. "You see my production and you see Talib, me and him have played together before, so were familiar with each other communication-wise, chemistry-wise, and thats a big thing." Harris was a freshman at Kansas in 2007 when Talib was an All-American his junior year before being drafted in the first round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that following spring. "Weve always been pretty tight. And friends always joke around saying, What if you and Talib play together now?" Harris said. "Now, its kind of crazy. I was just a freshman. I was young and still learning the game. Now, Im in my fourth season in the NFL and with all Aqibs experience, weve got a pretty solid duo. Its going to be great." ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ___ Follow AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton ' ' '
TASHKENT -- Top seed Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia moved her Tashkent Open title defence into the semifinals with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Urszula Radwanska of Poland on Thursday. Custom Nike Baseball Jerseys Online . Jovanovski has gone to three sets in all three of her matches. On Friday, she will meet first-time WTA semifinalist Nigina Abduraimova. Abduraimova beat Akgul Amanmuradova 6-3, 6-3 in the quarterfinal matchup of local wild cards, ensuring a home player in the last four for the first time since the inaugural event in 2009. Ukraine qualifier Lesia Tsurenko, a winner of one main draw match on tour this year, reached her second career semi when she ousted 2011 champion Ksenia Pervak of Russia 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. Tsurenko will face third-seeded Karin Knapp of Italy, who was in sight of her first final in six years after beating Olga Govortsova of Belarus 7-5, 6-2. Custom Nike Toronto Blue Jays Jerseys . -- Adrian Peterson remained in a walking boot to treat a high ankle sprain on his left leg on Wednesday, and coach Leslie Frazier said he will not play on Sunday against Atlanta if he cant hit the practice field in the next two days. Custom Nike St. Louis Cardinals Jerseys . "Im going to send Webbie a six-pack (of beer) tonight," she said. Webb wasnt sure that would help. "Ill probably drink one and go to sleep," the Australian veteran said. The two players set up a Sunday showdown between former HSBC champions after finishing off their third rounds with identical birdies over three of the last five holes Saturday to separate themselves slightly from the rest of the crowded leaderboard.TORONTO -- McGill offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is again the top-ranked prospect for the 2014 CFL Canadian draft. Duvernay-Tardif topped the CFL Scouting Bureaus top-15 list Tuesday. He was also the top-ranked prospect in the last rankings released in September. Laval offensive lineman Pierre Lavertu mooved up to second from No. Custom Nike Milwaukee Brewers Jerseys. 4 in September. Montreal offensive lineman David Foucault remained at No. 3, followed by Matthias Goossen, an offensive lineman from Simon Fraser who dropped from the No. 2 spot. Manitoba defensive lineman Evan Gill is at No. 6 after being unranked in September. ' ' '
BUFFALO, N. Cheap Vapormax Flyknit China .Y. -- Veteran free agent cornerback Corey Graham is coming home to Buffalo after agreeing to a four-year contract with the Bills, the players agent has announced on Twitter. Buddy Baker congratulated Graham on the deal in a message posted on his account Wednesday. The move comes a day after the Bills opened the NFLs free agency period losing three-time Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd, who signed with New Orleans. Graham is from Buffalo, and has seven years NFL experience. He spent his first five seasons with the Chicago Bears, who selected him in the fifth round of the 2007 draft. He spent the past two seasons in Baltimore, where he had 13 starts in 32 games and won a Super Bowl. Earlier in the day, the Bills signed free-agent offensive guard Chris Williams to a four-year contract. Wholesale Vapormax Mens . The victory strengthened Liverpools position in the top four after Tottenham lost 1-0 at Norwich in the days late kickoff, cutting the north London club six points adrift of fourth place and the final Champions League slot for next season. Cheap Off White Vapormax China . Louis Cardinals for the National League Wild Card, are in the drivers seat as they open the final series of the regular season, but they face a large task in the form of the Philadelphia Phillies.Nine Wales players could feature against the country of their birth when Chris Colemans side take on England at Euro 2016 on Thursday in Lens. Captain Ashley Williams and fellow defender James Chester, midfielders Jonathan Williams, Andy King and David Edwards, and forwards Simon Church, Sam Vokes, George Williams and Wales match-winner against Slovakia, Hal Robson-Kanu, were all born in England. Wales English-born players at Euro 2016 Player Place of birth James Chester Warrington, England Simon Church Amersham, England David Edwards Pontesbury, England Andy King Barnstaple, England Hal Robson-Kanu Acton, England Sam Vokes Southampton, England Ashley Williams Wolverhampton, England Jonathan Williams Pembury, Kent, England George Williams Milton Keynes, England Its a trend which has been evident throughout history, with a Sky Sports study of birthplaces of international footballers revealing 123 Wales internationals were born in England. Wholesale Vapormax 2020. Notable names from Wales past to have been born in England include Vinnie Jones, Kenny Jackett and Kit Symons. I am holding two flags - England and Wales. I will be happy with a 2-2; Im just hoping for a good game. Vinnie Jones England internationals born in WalesIn contrast, since the first international football match in 1872, just two players born in Wales have played for England.Both men were born in Wrexham. The first was Fred Green, who won his only international cap in 1876 against Scotland. The other was former Liverpool right-back Rob Jones, who made his Three Lions debut in 1992 and played eight times for England.Wales internationals born in EnglandHarry AdamsSmart ArridgeWilliam BellErnie BowdlerJack BowdlerMark BradleyThomas BrittenJason BrownThomas BryanMarcus BrowningThomas BurnettSimon ChurchDanny CollinsJack CollisonJohn CornforthAndrew CroftsKnyvett CrosseMark CrossleyAlan DaviesAlbert DaviesCraig DaviesJohn DaviesSimon Davies (1996, one cap)Thomas DaviesWilliam DaviesAndy DormanJack DoughtyRoger DoughtyFreddy EastwoodDavid EdwardsJohn Hawley EdwardsJim EdwardsRobert EdwardsRob EdwardsIan EvansJohn EvansPaul EvansRobert EvansGeorge FarmerCarl FletcherSam GillamGeorge GlascodineRichard GoughGareth HallJack HallamDennis HeywoodGeorge HighamMick HillTrevor HockeyGlyn HodgesFrederick HughesAlexander HunterKenny JackettLloyd JamesAndy JohnsonDavid JonesDi JonesRichard JonesRyan JonesVinnie JonesFred KellyAndy KingAlan KnillBenjamin LewisAlbert LockleyRobert McMillanGavin MaguirePaul MardonSteve MorisonAndy MarriottBilly MorrisCharlie MorrisEdward MorrisJames MorrisJohn MorrisRobert MorrisDaniel NardielloFrank NewtonLewin NyatangaJohn OsterDigby OwenThomas OwenMaurice ParryTom ParryJoe PartingtonDavid PartridgeEdward PhennahJohn PhillipsLewis PricePaul PriceSam RickettsJohn RoachDave RobertsHal Robson-KanuHenry SabineGeorge SavinEdward ShawWilliam ShoneDavid StephensBrian StockKit SymonsAsh TaylorGareth TaylorBen ThatcherDavid ThomsonGeorge ThomsonAlfred TownsendPaul TrollopeSam VokesDarren WardRhys WestonAdrian WilliamsAndy WilliamsAshley WilliamsGeorge WilliamsJoseph WilliamsJoel LynchJonathan WilliamsJames ChesterGeorge WilliamsPaul DummettJake TaylorLloyd Isgrove Also See: England-Wales permutations QUIZ: Football teams in Welsh ' ' '
Former Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma is one of six finalists for the Florida Panthers head coaching vacancy. New England Patriots Pro Shop . Panthers general manager Dale Tallon confirmed the list of finalists to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger at the general manger meetings in New York on Wednesday. The other leading candidates are Ron Wilson, Canadiens assistant Gerard Gallant, Red Wings assistants Bill Peters and Tom Renney as well as former Dallas Stars head coach Marc Crawford. The Panthers fired interim coach Peter Horachek in April after Florida went 26-36-4 under him this past season. Horachek had no previous NHL coaching experience before replacing Kevin Dineen on Nov. 8. The Panthers finished 29th in the standings and had an 18.8 per cent chance of winning the lottery, behind only Buffalo (21-51-10), which had a 25 per cent shot. The draft will be held in Philadelphia on June 27-28. New England Patriots Store . 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His 12-foot jumper over Davis from the left side of the lane with 1:14 left, followed by a strikingly similar 14-footer over Luke Babbitt half a minute later, capped a 42-point performance that lifted the New York Knicks to 98-91 victory Wednesday night and halted a three-game skid. Looking to somehow stop Anthony from beating them in the waning minutes, the Pelicans sent Davis to the perimeter to guard New Yorks prolific scorer. But Anthony had no intention of giving up the shot, and had a plan to create an open look against the NBAs leading shot blocker. "Without a doubt. I knew once I beat him, just get a little bit of space from him, I had a chance of making the shot," Anthony said. A night after losing at Memphis, New York blew a 13-point, fourth-quarter lead before Anthony took over. J.R. Smith had 19 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 16 for New York, which lost Iman Shumpert to a sprained left knee in the third quarter. Tyson Chandler had 11 rebounds and a pair of blocks in the final minutes. Eric Gordon scored 28 for the Pelicans, but was shut out in the fourth quarter. Davis finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Austin Rivers finished with 14 points and Brian Roberts 10 for the Pelicans, whove lost three of four. It was almost enough in a see-saw game included 16 lead changes and six ties, if only the Pelicans had an answer for Anthony. "Our help (defence) was trying to get there, but you cant help against a guy like that if you give him one or two dribbles to the basket," Pelicans coach Monty Williams said of Anthony. "He was efficient all night long. ... He hit tough shots. A lot of those shots had a hand in his face." Then there was one critical, late sequence in which Chandler saved a lost ball after a missed shot and got it to AAnthony for a layup "I just wanted to win. Patriots Jerseys China. Whatever it took to keep that play alive," Chandler said. "Those kind of plays ultimately help you win basketball games." New York appeared to be seizing control late in the third quarter, which the Knicks closed with an 8-2 run that included two jumpers by Anthony, Hardaways breakaway dunk set up by Raymond Feltons block of Rivers, and Chandlers one-handed alley-oop finish over Davis. Smith then hit a 3 and driving layup to open the fourth quarter, giving New York its largest lead at 83-70. But the unlikely combination of Rivers, Babbitt and Roberts helped New Orleans storm back. Rivers hit a driving layup and a 3. Babbitt added a 3 and driving layup to cap an 11-2 spurt. Later, Babbitts turnaround and Roberts two consecutive driving floaters vaulted New Orleans back into the lead at 89-88 with 3:58 to go, setting the stage for Anthonys resounding finish. Anthony and Gordon wasted little time working their way into double-digit points, dueling throughout a tight first half in which neither team led by more than six points. Anthony scored 18 points in the opening two periods and Gordon 17. New York led by only a basket after Rivers pull-up jumper late in the second quarter, but Hardaway hit a 3 and Anthony added a free throw to make it 53-47 at halftime. Ultimately, Babbit said, the Pelicans were simply taken down by "one of the best one-on-one players in the league." "Carmelo was just in the zone tonight," Babbitt continued. "He was in rhythm. He made some plays down the stretch that really hurt us." Notes: Knicks F-C Amare Stoudemire sat out with left knee soreness. ... The Knicks said Shumpert would return to New York for further evaluation. He tore the ACL in the same knee in 2012 as a rookie. "They said my ACLs fine," Shumpert said. "That was my biggest concern." ... Each of New Orleans last three losses have come against Eastern Conference teams. The Pelicans next two games are on the road against East clubs Charlotte on Friday and Washington on Saturday. ' ' '
TAMPA, Fla. Cheap Vapormax Mens China . -- Alex Rodriguezs spring training locker has been kept open by the New York Yankees. Suspended for the season for violations of baseballs drug agreement and labour contract, Rodriguez had used the stall just to the side of the back entrance of the clubhouse at Steinbrenner Field. There was no nameplate on it Friday and no uniforms hanging inside. Carlos Beltran was assigned the adjacent locker. Rodriguez is eligible to return next year, when he turns 40, and has three seasons remaining on his record $275 million, 10-year contract. Masahiro Tanaka, the Japanese pitcher signed to a $155 million, seven-year deal, was given the locker used by Mariano Rivera, who retired after last season. Speaking through a translator, Tanaka said he was informed of that by a Yankees staff member. "Im not really sure if I should be here," he said of the stall. Reliever Shawn Kelley was given the locker of retired pitcher Andy Pettitte. It didnt take long for the Yankees to reassign Robinson Canos No. 24, giving it to Scott Sizemore. He is at spring training on a minor league contract. Cheap Vapormax . Didnt need any help this time. Wood beat Cincinnati for the first time in his career, repeatedly pitching out of threats for seven innings, and Chicago stalled the Reds week-long surge with a 2-0 victory Monday night. Cheap Vapormax Womens China . Vinci also beat Dulgheru last week in Bucharest en route to her first WTA final in a year. Vinci next faces sixth-seeded Kurumi Nara of Japan, who beat Czech qualifier Katerina Siniakova 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-2. No.AURORA, Colo. - 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. In an interview outside his home with Denver television stations KCNC and KMGH this week, the Broncos defensive lineman said hes back up to 280 pounds, having regained 20 of the 30 pounds he lost last season, and will resume training next week. "Im ready to go. Im going to be better than I was," said Wolfe, who had been reticent to talk to reporters during the season as he and his doctors were stumped by his symptoms that included weight loss and irritability. Wolfe was sidelined for 10 days in August after his arms and legs went numb following a frightening hit in a preseason game at Seattle on Aug. 17. He was cleared in time for the opener against Baltimore. Then, on a bus ride to the airport for a flight to Kansas City on Nov. 29, Wolfe suffered a seizure and was taken to University Hospital in Denver, where he underwent a battery of tests over four days. Wolfe practiced just twice after that, on Dec. 25 and 27, after which the Broncos sent him home to rest, realizing he wouldnt be able to return to help shore up their defence in the playoffs. "I had a bruise on my spinal cord," Wolfe told the stations. "... I thought it was fully healed and I came back a little too soon and I just kept hitting it, kept hitting it, kept hitting it. And it screwed my nervous system up a little bit, just kind of crisscrossed the wires a little bit. "And really just mentally, it was hard to deal with because I didnt know what was going on and why I was losing weight and all this, and my adrenals werent functioning right, nothing was really working right and what it came down to was I needed to let it heal, I needed to let myself heal. So, I took about two months and I just did nothing. And I feel better than Ive ever felt before." Wolfe saaid the seizure he suffered on the bus ride to the airport wasnt the kind where theres foaming at the mouth or convulsions but one in which he just suddenly felt very tired and started sweating profusely, which he dismissed as the effects of having just showered after practice and putting on his three-piece suit. Nike VaporMax Plus Bleached Aqua Black+Bleached Aqua-Vivid Sulfur. "I was thinking I just need to get to the plane so I can take a nap," Wolfe recounted. He started to slump into the aisle, however, and Von Miller grabbed him and "Terrance Knighton started yelling, Stop the bus! Stop the bus!" Wolfe recounted. Twenty-six hours later, Wolfe woke up in intensive care. So confused about where he was and why he was strapped down, he broke the hospital bed before he could be calmed down, he said. At first, he didnt realize hed been there that long and his first question was whether hed be able to play against the Chiefs that weekend. Doctors told him theyd had to put him in a medically induced coma to run tests and do spinal taps to rule out such things as brain tumors. After his comeback stalled in December and he realized he wasnt going to get back on the field for the playoffs, Wolfe retreated to his home a few miles from team headquarters and he said didnt even watch football for a while. He did go to the Super Bowl, however, in New Jersey, where he and several other defensive starters such as Von Miller, Chris Harris Jr., Kevin Vickerson and Rahim Moore watched helplessly from the sideline as the Broncos were throttled 43-8 by the Seattle Seahawks. "It was tough to sit there and watch it happen because I think if our defence was healthy, its a different ballgame," Wolfe said. "... Nothing against Seattle, theyre a great football team and they played a really good game and they had a great season, but I just really would have liked to see what it would have been like to have our true defence out there." ' ' '
TORONTO – For the third time in three years the Maple Leafs and Cody Franson went down to the wire and begrudgingly agreed to a one-year deal. Bobby Poyner Red Sox Jersey . Due for player-elected salary arbitration in Toronto on Monday, Franson came to a last-minute agreement with the Leafs, inked for one more season at $3.3 million, a raise from the $2 million he garnered a year ago. Acquired in a trade from Nashville in the summer of 2011, the 26-year-old has butted heads with the organization in each and every contract negotiation, settling for a series of one-year deals which have highlighted the divide in presumed value between the two sides. Fransons camp believes his value is evident in production that ranks favourably at the defensive position – his 62 points over the past two seasons ranks 20th amongst NHL defenders – and a growing physical game – he led all blueliners in hits a year ago. He also showed comparatively strong possession numbers on a weak possession team and helped anchor a strong Toronto power-play unit. The Leafs were frustrated, however, with his defensive limitations and proved to be disappointed in his overall performance as a top-four defender last season.  Hence, the ongoing divide. In the winter of 2013, the contract showdown lasted right up until the end of the lockout, an agreement for $1.2 million reached while Franson played overseas in Sweden. Last fall, coming off a breakout 48-game campaign, he and the Leafs remained, nonetheless, far apart in negotiations, finally landing (with some frustration) on another one-year deal worth $2 million with only two games to go in the preseason. It was a bargain the B.C. native felt he had no choice but to take. A restricted free agent one last time this summer, but with more leverage in the form of salary arbitration, Franson squeezed out a raise of $1.3 million. Yet to be embraced by the organization and set for unrestricted free agency next summer, he remains a candidate to be moved. Toronto has already restructured much of its previously mishmashed defence, bringing in a pair of Western Conference mainstays, Stephane Robidas and Roman Polak, aboard earlier in the summer. They also boast internal candidates – Petter Granberg, Stuart Percy, Korbinian Holzer and Andrew MacWilliam – who may be ready to step into the NHL next season, thus filling Fransons void if he were to be moved. The Leafs, who project to have plenty of cap space remaining, continue to work on new contracts for Jake Gardiner and James Reimer. Reimer, who is likely returning to the club next season despite a desire to start fresh elsewhere, is scheduled for salary arbitration on July 28th. Joe Cronin Red Sox Jersey . "Youre not really spending time to sit back and analyze what your competitions doing and things like that," Anthopoulos said. "Youre so focused on what were trying to get done." Ultimately, while the landscape around them changed with trades both major and minor, the Blue Jays did nothing before Thursdays non-waiver deadline. Tony Conigliaro Jersey . DeGrom outpitched Jake Peavy in a tantalizing hitless duel that carried into the seventh inning Saturday night before the New York Mets broke loose and beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2. CHICAGO -- Paul Konerko will likely be watching from the bench for the start of what figures to be his 16th and final opening day with the Chicago White Sox And the 38-year-old first baseman is comfortable with that decision, which ends a streak of 15 consecutive opening-day starts. Konerkos new role is as a right-handed-hitting platoon player at designated hitter. With Minnesota starting right-hander Ricky Nolasco, left-handed-hitting Adam Dunn will start. "I just think its the way it should be," Konerko said Sunday as both teams conducted voluntary workouts. "Its just not part of the blueprint of what were going to do here. ... Its pretty simple. Theres a plan and roles of when guys play and when they dont." A six-time All-Star, Konerko agreed in December to a $2.5 million, one-year contract. White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Konerko made the choice to stay with the platoon. "In talking to Paulie, its not an easy decision," Ventura said, "but when you go over how youre going to do this and make this work, he made it clear this is kind of what he signed up to do." Left-hander Chris Sale starts for the White Sox. He was surprised by Konerkos decision but said he respected it. "I think he should be out there," Sale said. "What hes done for this city, what hes done for this team, who hes been throughout his career, I think hes earned that. But what he says, goes." Starting his second White Sox opener, Sale faces Nolasco in only the third time opening-day meeting between the teams and the first since 19993. Ian Kinsler Red Sox Jersey. . After a lengthy and severe Chicago winter, Mondays forecast calls for partly sunny skies and a 65-degree temperature. The White Sox are coming off a 63-99 season, their poorest record since 1970. Their projected lineup features five players making their opening-day debuts, including Cuban slugger Jose Abreu, who signed a $68 million, six-year contract. "I dont really know where Im going to be hitting, but it doesnt matter," Abreu said through a translator. "To be honest with you, thats irrelevant. Im ready to hit wherever they put me. Im here to help the team." Minnesota (66-96) committed $73 million to sign Nolasco (13-11 for Miami and the Los Angeles Dodgers) and Phil Hughes in an effort to rebuild its pitching. "Its important to get off to a good start," Nolasco said. "I know theyve been struggling the last couple years, but weve been working hard as a staff trying to go out there do quick, efficient innings, get us back in the dugout and try to swing the bats." Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Nolasco is ready for the season. "Rickys game on," he said. "Im not worried about him one bit. Hell go until he tells us hes tired. Hes very sure of what he needs to do to win." Despite snow piles and a frozen field earlier this month, Roger Bossards groundskeepers got the playing surface ready at U.S. Cellular Field. "Im impressed," Ventura said. "We thought thered be an iceberg out in left field with all the reports we got. ... But we knew Roger would pull it off this off." ' ' '
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At a news conference Tuesday where it was thought that the fiery Schallibaum may be shown the door after a dismal finish to the Major League Soccer season, team president Joey Saputo said no decision has been made on whether the Swiss Volcano will be back in 2014.MONTREAL -- Racing fans can expect the annual revving of high-speed engines at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for at least another decade, as the Formula One Group reached an agreement worth more than $200 million to bring the Canadian Grand Prix back to Montreal through 2024. The Grand Prixs future in Montreal was secured with the help of substantial governmental investment: $62 million from the federal government, $50 million from Quebec, $62 million from Tourisme Montreal and at least $32 million from the City of Montreal. Montreal mayor Denis Coderre was on hand at the racetrack on Ile Sainte-Helene for the announcement on Saturday morning, alongside ministers of infrastructure and transport from the provincial and federal governments. "This is the place to be this weekend, and this is the place to be for the next 10 years," said Coderre, who worked on the deal for several months with Formula One. "The Canadian Grand Prix is part and parcel of Montreal. It is one of the big international events that builds on Montreals outstanding reputation and ranks it among the worlds great cities." As a condition to the agreements success, the City of Montreal also agreed to renovate the track, including making improvements to the team paddocks, the control tower, and the on-site medical centre, for which it will spend $25 million to $40 million. Coderre promised work would begin this fall and would be completed in time for the 2017 Canadian Grand Prix. "The importance of this showcase to Montreal is beyond measure," said the mayor. "If Montreal wants to present itself as a metropolis, and join the ranks of other great cities around the world, we have to maintain this high level of authority. Its our signature. Its part of our DNA. It is one of the big international events that builds on Montreals outstanding reputation." The deal is big. Montreals Formula One weekend attracts visitors from around the world, and repeatedly rakes in roughly $70 million to $90 million a year. It is broadcast in 150 countries and watched by approximately 300 million viewers worldwide. And its not just great for the City of Montreal, says former-F1 champiion Jacques Villeneuve. Matt Thaiss Angels Jersey. . Beyond the dollars and cents, Villeneuve believes the track named after his father is simply one of the most exciting in the world from a racing standpoint. "Its great for the teams and the drivers because its a fun track," he said on Friday in anticipation of the announcement. "Its a good venue. Everybody likes coming here. They come in a few days early. Its party time all week. Theres good energy." Villeneuve ranked Montreal as one of the top-four racing destinations, together with Monaco, Melbourne, and Singapore. "Its one of the few races that look different, where theres action," he said. "If you look at the modern tracks, you could be anywhere. They all look the same. And you fall asleep on your couch. Its one of those few that you need to keep on the calendar to keep Formula One special." Circuit Gilles Villeneuve -- all 4.3 kilometres of it -- is known for its sharp hairpin turn after the pit area, early safety cars, its tight Senna curves, and the kilometre-long straightaway along the Olympic basin that allows for speeds up to 300 kilometres per hour. Red Bulls Sebastian Vettel, who finished third behind Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in Saturdays qualifying session, says Montreal is one of his favourite races of the year. "Its one of the few places in the calendar where the whole city really parties all weekend long and embraces the Grand Prix and really appreciates it," he said. "For us, thats a great feeling, to stand on the grid and have so many fans during the drivers parade and when you race. Seeing the full grandstands makes your job extra special." "Its a great track, the fans are fantastic, so enthusiastic," added Rosberg. "Im very happy and Im sure everybody else is that well be coming here more often in the future." Notes: This year marks the 35th running of the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. The race gets underway Sunday afternoon. a In 2009, Montreal was removed from the F1 season when the provincial government refused to pay more to renew the race. The event returned the following year. ' ' '
BERLIN -- Nuremberg drew 1-1 at Stuttgart on Friday in Gertjan Verbeeks first game in charge of the relegation-threatened Bundesliga team. Nike Air Max 90 Dames Goedkoop . The Dutchmans tenure got off to a poor start when referee Guido Winkmann awarded a penalty within two minutes for Niklas Starks clumsy challenge on Alexandru Maxim. Stuttgarts Vedad Ibisevic rifled the spot kick into the top left corner for the Bosnians league-leading seventh goal of the season. But then U.S. defender Timmy Chandler set up Josip Drmic to equalize with a cool finish beyond goalkeeper Sven Ulreich in off the far post three minutes later. "It was a bad start but then we scored a nice goal and we had our chances. Im satisfied with the 1-1," said Verbeek, who was appointed Tuesday in place of the sacked Michael Wiesinger. Stuttgart striker Martin Harnik had two great chances and Ibrahima Traore hit the post in the first half for the home side, while Daniel Ginczek came closest for the visitors in the second half. Maxim had a golden chance to win it in injury time only for Nuremberg defender Emanuel Pogatetz to make a crucial clearance. "The results not too bad, but the football needs to improve," said Verbeek, whose side remains in the relegation play-off spot ahead of the rest of the weekends games. Nuremberg defender Per Nilsson lamented the sides seventh draw from 10 games. "Unfortunately theyve been part of our season up to now," the Swede said. "We were just missing that little bit of luck. But the result is OK, I guess." Nuremberg will take confidence from the fact Stuttgart coach Thomas Schneider is unbeaten since he took over from Bruno Labbadia, who was fired after three league games. "When a new coach comes along theres new fire in the team, everyone wants to make a good impression," Ulreich said. "We knew it would be difficult tonight." Stuttgart missed the chance to go provisionally fourth. Nike Air Max Just Do It Kopen . With a victory seemingly slipping away late in the third quarter, his quick scoring flurry helped Golden State regain control early in the fourth. Nike Air Max 270 Dames Nederland . 15-23, the Ottawa Senators will by hoping to avoid going five straight games without a victory for the first time since a 0-3-2 drought from Oct.SAINT JOHN, N.B. -- The Halifax Mooseheads scored four unanswered goals, including three in the third period, to come from behind and defeat the Saint John Sea Dogs 5-3 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Nikolaj Ehlers scored once and set up four more for the Mooseheads (25-15-1), who trailed 3-1 midway through the second period, and Darcy Ashley had two goals and two assists. Luca Ciampini had a goal and two assists and Timo Meier scored once to round out Halifaxs offence. Marcus Cuomo, Noah Zilbert and Nicolas Hebert supplied the scoring for the Sea Dogs (10-25-3), who are now tied with Shawinigan for last place in league standings with 23 points. Kevin Darveau made 16 saves for the Mooseheads as Sebastien Auger turned aside 31-of-35 shots for Saint John. Halifax went 2 for 6 on the power play while the Sea Dogs scored once on four chances with the man advantage. --- TIGRES 4 DRAKKAR 0 BAIE-COMEAU, Que. -- Goaltender Brandon Whitney made 45 saves and Cameron Yarwood picked up two assists as the visiting Tigres shutout the Drakkar. Carl-Antoine Marcoux, Angelo Miceli, and Gabriel Gagne each scored for Victoriaville (16-18-6) and Mathieu Ayotte capped it off with a short-handed empty-net goal with three seconds to go. The Drakkar (25-11-4) outshot Victoriaville 45-18 but couldnt get anything past Whitney. Baie-Comeaus Philippe Cadorette made 14 saves in the losing effort. --- ARMADA 3 SAGUENEENS 1 CHICOUTIMI, Que. -- Danick Martel scored his 21st goal on the power play, and added his 22nd into an empty net to lead the visiting Armada past the Sagueneens. Frederic Bergeron scored the other goal as Blainville-Boisbriand (27-7-7) outshot its opponent 33-19. Daaniel Walcott chipped in with two assists. Nike Air Max Groothandel. William Gignac scored the lone goal for the Sagueneens (21-20-1). Goaltender Samuel Montembeault made 18 saves for the victory while Chicoutimis Julio Billia stopped 30 shots in the losing effort. --- OCEANIC 4 FOREURS 1 RIMOUSKI, Que. -- Michael Joly scored two goals and Philippe Desrosiers stopped 35 shots as the Oceanic staved off the Foreurs. Samuel Morin had a goal and an assist, and Dominic Beauchemin also scored for Rimouski (24-11-7). Anthony Richard responded for Val-dOr (26-15-1) with a power-play goal in the third period. Antoine Bibeau made 27 saves in the losing effort. --- CATARACTES 4 HUSKIES 2 SHAWINIGAN, Que. -- Alexandre Grand-Maison scored twice and added an assist to lift the last-placed Cataractes over the Huskies. Dylan Labbe and Alexis DAoust also scored, and Jeremy Auger had two assists for Shawinigan (10-27-3). Jean-Sebastien Dea and Liam OBrien scored for Rouyn-Noranda (23-11-5), who outshot the Cataractes 35-15. Storm Phaneuf made 33 saves for the victory, while the Huskies Guillaume Decelles stopped 11 shots. --- WILDCATS 5 SCREAMING EAGLES 3 MONCTON, N.B. -- Stephen Johnson scored once and set up three more as the Wildcats toppled Cape Breton. Josh Pugsley had a pair of goals for Moncton (22-18-2), JC Campagna and Christopher Caissy each scored once and Will Smith tacked on three assists. Jeremy Beaudry scored twice for the Screaming Eagles (21-17-3) and Bronson Beaton had the other. Alex Dubeau made 31 saves for the Wildcats. Cape Bretons Chase Marchand gave up four goals on 25 shots before getting pulled for Alex Bureau, who stopped 1-of-2 shots in nine minutes of relief. ' ' '
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