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(SportsNetwork. Wholesale Basketball Shoes Free Shipping .com) - The Edmonton Oilers have no hopes of spoiling the Anaheim Ducks playoff chances, but they can put a dent in their quest for the Pacific Division title. Anaheim kicked off a three-game homestand on Monday by welcoming Winnipeg to town, but the Jets were rude visitors as they went up 4-0 at the 10:54 mark of the second period. However, Anaheim was able to rally for a 5-4 overtime victory. The Ducks could have used some help from the Oilers last night, but instead Edmonton was defeated 5-4 by San Jose. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two goals and an assist, Taylor Hall notched a goal and three assists and Jordan Eberle finished with a goal and two helpers. "We battled extremely hard," Edmonton coach Dallas Eakins said. "In my recent memory I cant remember a game where we were supporting and fighting and battling [like we did]. I liked our compete level." Ben Scrivens allowed all five goals on 33 shots in the setback. Anaheim is to 4-0-1 in its last five games and looking for its third straight victory. "We didnt have a great start [Monday vs. Winnipeg]. Being down 4-0 halfway through the game, its tough to overcome," Perry said. "But we said in here, if we keep pushing and playing that style we established in the second half of the second period, no team can play with us. Thats the way weve got to keep playing." The Ducks set a club record with their 49th win of the season, surpassing the 48-win total set by the Stanley Cup-winning 2006-07 club, and moved three points ahead of the San Jose Sharks for first place in the Pacific Division. The Sharks were able to pull back to within a point following Tuesday nights victory over the Oilers, but the Ducks have two games in hand. The Ducks and Oilers, who sit last in the Western Conference with 61 points, will wrap their season series with two meetings over the next five days. Anaheim will visit Edmonton on Sunday after concluding its homestand on Friday versus the Nashville Predators. The Ducks won their first two encounters with the Oilers this season to push their series winning streak to six in a row before the Oilers won the most recent encounter 4-3 in overtime at home on March 28. Anaheim has still won 16 of the last 19 meetings overall as well as three straight and seven of the previous nine at home. Cheap Basketball Shoes Wholesale . Smith, who raised eyebrows at the CFL combine in March with his ability on both sides of the ball, confirmed in a statement he tested positive for the anabolic steroid Stanozolol prior to auditioning for league officials. Wholesale Basketball Shoes .Martin Caceres marked his return from injury by scoring in the 3-1 win at Napoli and he believes Juventus sent out a warning to the rest of the league with that result.We go out on the pitch every game looking to give our all, Caceres said.BOSTON - An anonymous Raptors player stepped into the elevator descending from the third floor following a Saturday afternoon practice at Air Canada Centre and with the mental and physical grind of a long season beginning to weigh on him he let out a long sigh. "I just want the playoffs to start," he said in a moment of refreshing truthfulness. Hes not alone. He cant be. They can see the light at the end of the tunnel, a tunnel that has led to darkness so many times before for the bulk of this Toronto roster. On Wednesday they moved one step closer. "That was a character test for us," Dwane Casey said after his teams bounce-back 99-90 win in Boston. "I think this team has a lot of character. I get upset with them but theyre mine, just like youre kids. They compete hard and they make mistakes but its not from a lack of fight or togetherness." It was their first victory in Beantown since 2008, the last season in which they qualified for the playoffs. Now, theyre on the cusp of returning to the postseason, and theyre in the drivers seat. The Raptors are just one win, or Knicks loss, away from clinching their first postseason berth in six years and can do so as early as Wednesday evening if the Kings defeat New York in Sacramento, a game Kyle Lowry says he wont watch but admits hell have to keep an eye on. "I said that before the game, I said look, we can take care of our business tonight," Lowry told the assembled media after the win. "We cant count on anyone else but we can take care of our part. I aint going to lie; I think tonight everybodys rooting for that Western Conference team over there." Going into the game, the Raptors were in danger of dropping their second straight and five of their last seven, following Tuesdays botched comeback attempt in Cleveland. Even after getting off to a better start - scoring 31 points in the opening 12 minutes after totaling 33 in their last two first quarters - they looked like a team going through the motions at points in the middle of the game, exchanging the lead with a lackluster Celtics club. Then the sense of urgency kicked in. Lowry scored nine of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Raptors closed out a win they needed to have. "[Casey] challenged us," Lowry said. "He challenged us big time and I think we responded tonight." With a little help from the Bobcats, who defeated the surging Nets in overtime, the Raptors have a two-game cushion sitting stop the Atlantic Division, also moving into a virtual tie with the Bulls for the Easts third seed. Although theyre anxious, theres still work to be done and each game, regardless of opponent, is increasingly meaningful with playoff seeding at stake and things to shore up over the seasons final three weeks. "We cant afford to look ahead," Casey cautioned. "Weve got to take care of business. Weve got to continue to get better and improve and shape up some areas that we have thats leaking a little bit." Only five of the Raptors 15 players have appeared in a postseason game over the last three years. Only three on the roster have logged time in more than 20 playoff contests. The teams starters have a combined 24 games of playoff experience, all from Lowry and Amir Johnson, who havent been to the dance in five years. "Its tough just because guys havent been there before," Cassey told TSN. Cheap Basketball Shoes Australia. a. "Playoff runs are tough. Theres a mental toughness, a physical toughness you have to have. Fight through injuries, little nicks and bangs that we have. You cant feel sorry for yourself because its a marathon. Youve got to be able to do that. This is the first time for some of our guys so its a new frontier for them." Many of them are heading into unchartered waters. Its only natural to fixate on the final destination but theyve come too far to lose focus now. "I think its kind of human nature," said Landry Fields, who started eight playoff games for the Knicks in his first two NBA season. "We see the playoffs and theres a pretty high probability that well get in but at the end of the day you cant really focus on that. These last few games are important, not just for us growing and building and getting momentum for the playoffs but also seeding. Seeding is huge in the playoffs and I think as long as we keep that as a focal point rather than thinking these games are just filler games until we get into the playoffs than theyll become more meaningful for us." "Were going to finish it off strong," echoed DeMar DeRozan, who scored 20 on Wednesday and will be making his playoff debut next month. "Weve worked too hard to just to get complacent with where were at. Weve still got a long ways to go and everybody in this locker room loves the game too much to sit back and say, were going to wait until the playoffs." Big night for the sophomores Both Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas stepped up in Wednesdays win. Ross led Toronto with 24 points, hitting five of his nine attempts from three-point range, while Valanciunas registered his team-leading 20th double-double of the season with 15 points and 14 rebounds. "I thought Jonas had one of his better nights, not only scoring but he rebounded," Casey said. "[Ross] kept us afloat. He knocked down some shots. We needed it." Struggling second unit The Raptors second unit - still without injured forward Patrick Patterson - mustered only seven points, all from Greivis Vasquez, who made just three of his 10 shots. Meanwhile, the Celtics bench scored 51, led by Jared Sullingers 26, 19 of which came in the fourth. "Again, point production from our bench has been an issue," Casey said. "Thats something we have to rectify. Thats just putting too many minutes on our starters." Toronto bench has now been outscored by a total of 129 points in 11 games without Patterson, who was cleared for contact earlier this week. Although theres no timetable for the return of Patterson - out with an elbow injury - the team hopes to have him back later this week. The stat The Raptors snapped an 11-game losing streak in Boston, the fourth time theyve snapped a skid of eight road losses or more against an opponent this season. Earlier this year, Toronto ended a 10-game slide to the Lakers in Los Angeles, also snapping a nine-game skid against the Nuggets in Denver and an eight-game losing streak versus the Bucks in Milwaukee. The quote "We cant worry about those other teams," Lowry said. "We control our own destiny. When you start worrying about other teams is when you lose focus and I think tonight we did a good job of focusing in on our team and not worrying about nothing else." ' ' '
UNIONDALE, N. Air Max 95 Cheap Sale .Y. -- Riding a long winning streak, the powerful Anaheim Ducks had no fear trailing by two goals heading into the third period against the fragile New York Islanders. Ryan Getzlaf scored three goals and the Ducks rallied for their team-record eighth straight victory, beating the Islanders 5-3 Saturday night. "We talked after the second of just continuing to play our game," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We were very calm about it and knew if we got one quickly, wed have a great chance." Down 3-1, the Ducks scored four times in the third period. The Islanders played a spirited first two periods, taking their lead on two goals by Thomas Vanek and another by Frans Nielsen. But Getzlaf scored his second of the game at 1:10 of the final period and Mathieu Perreault tied it at 10:32. Kyle Palmieri, a native of Montvale, N.J., who scored the overtime winner Friday night against the New Jersey Devils, found himself in front of Evengi Nabokov with a clear shot at 13:44. The 22-year-old forward, who also scored the winning goal when the Ducks beat the Rangers 2-1 at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 4, knocked in his sixth goal of the season. "Those goals feel really, really good," Palmieri said. "We find ways to win and tonight was another example of our patience and skill." Getzlaf completed his hat trick with an empty-net goal. The Ducks won in their first visit to Long Island since a 3-2 loss on Dec. 16, 2010. "We didnt move the puck the way we should have in the third period," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "You cant play the way we played in the third period against a big Stanley Cup-caliber team like this. It wont work." Vanek finally had the type of game the Islanders envisioned when they acquired him from Buffalo for popular left wing Matt Moulson on Oct. 27. The Austrian right wing opened the scoring at 11:27 of the first, putting a rebound past backup goaltender Frederik Andersen, who made 18 saves to improve to 9-1. After Getzlaf tied the game at 15:10 of the second, Vanek gave the Islanders again with a perfectly placed shot as he sped down the right side, beating Andersen to his stick side at 17:55. The goal was Vaneks ninth since joining the Islanders and his third in two nights. Nielsen made it 3-1 for the Islanders 57 seconds later. "It came down to execution," Capuano said. "We were icing the puck too much and not making plays when we had to in the third period." Anaheim forward Teemu Selanne was a healthy scratch. The 43-year-old Selanne usually doesnt play the second half of back-to-back games. Selanne played Friday night as the Ducks upended the Devils 3-2 in overtime. NOTES: This was the 10th time in 36 games this season the Islanders have lost a third-period lead. ... 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Anthony Mantha recorded a hat trick for the Foreurs, who led the game 5-1 midway through the second period before collapsing, and Guillaume Gelinas tacked on four assists. Phil Pietroniro and Louick Marcotte also scored for Val-dOr. Zachary Fucale started in net for Halifax but was pulled just 3:288 into the game after giving up three goals on four shots. Cheap Air Max 95 Wholesale. Kevin Darveau made 26 saves in 64 minutes of relief to earn the win. Antoine Bibeau turned aside 34-of-40 shots for the Foreurs. --- ARMADA 4 DRAKKAR 1 BOISBRIAND, Que. -- Etienne Marcoux made 30 saves as the Armada used a three-goal first period to down Baie-Comeau for their first win of the third-round series. Marc-Olivier Roy, Antoine Dufort-Plante, Nikita Jevpalovs and Guillaume Beaudoin supplied the scoring for Blainville-Boisbriand, which trails the series 2-1. Alexandre Ranger scored the lone goal for the Drakkar while Philippe Cadorette stopped 24-of-28 shots in defeat. 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ST. Wholesale Shoes Australia . LOUIS -- Lance Lynns strong finish has earned him the start in Game 2 of the National League division series for the St. Louis Cardinals. Adam Wainwright (19-9, 2.94) pitches the opener Thursday against the winner of the wild-card game between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh and could also go in Game 5, if necessary. Lynn (15-10, 3.97) worked six scoreless innings in the Central clincher Friday night against the Cubs. He was 2-0 with a 1.09 ERA his last four starts to end a skid in which he was 0-5 with a 5.44 ERA in eight outings and in danger of getting bumped from the rotation. He also has pitched the last two postseasons. "Its an honour," Lynn said Tuesday. "This time of the year you dont care when you start, youre looking forward to it." Matheny chose Lynn ahead of rookies Shelby Miller (15-9, 3.06) and Joe Kelly (10-5, 2.69), who had stronger overall seasons and Michael Wacha (4-1, 2.78). Wacha threw 8 2-3 innings of no-hit ball against Washington in his last start. Miller and Wacha both said they hadnt been informed how theyd be used. Lynn was 9-3 with a 2.82 ERA at home, although Matheny noted that all of the pitchers have done well at Busch Stadium where the Cardinals finished 54-27. "I think more than anything else is recently how well hes been throwing," Matheny said. "We like the way that hes been rolling; its a good fit." The manager would not announce starters for Games 3 and 4, saying "well just kind of sit tight" for now. "We have all the information that you guys have," Matheny told reporters, speaking of home-road splits and other statistical data. "A lot of it has to do with how theyve been throwing lately as well as the stats that are there, and theres plenty of stats." Matheny refused to tip his hand about upcoming roster decisions. Edward Mujica, who had 37 saves before hitting the wall last month, is among those who could be left out. The manager said the opponent could factor into the decisions. "We definitely need to see who we play first, before we finalize it," Matheny added. Wholesale Fashion Shoes Australia .C. -- North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried said his team had a "golden" opportunity to help its NCAA tournament chances. Cheap Shoes Online Australia . Power had a two-lap average of 218.896 mph in qualifying Friday at the high-banked, high-speed 1 1/2-mile track for his 34th career pole.LEVI, Finland -- American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin easily won the World Cup slalom opener Saturday, beating reigning Olympic champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany by more than a second to send an immediate message to her rivals ahead of the Sochi Games. The 18-year-old slalom world champion led by half a second after the first run and raced seamlessly at the top of the hill in the second to extend her advantage, overcoming a mistake near the end to clock a combined time of 1 minute, 55.07 seconds. "Im really happy with how the day went and Im also really excited because it looks like there are some pretty fast girls in the back of the pack," Shiffrin said. "Im excited for the Olympics for sure but there are a couple of races between now and then, so hopefully I can just keep this going." Hoefl-Riesch, who was in a tie for third place after the first run, skied nearly flawlessly in the second but still finished 1.06 seconds behind in second place. Last years overall World Cup champion Tina Maze of Slovenia, who struggled in the giant slalom opener in Soelden last month, was third, 1.61 back. Shiffrin emerged as a major star in the discipline last season by winning both the World Cup slalom title and the world championship race, making her one of the major medal favourites for the Sochi Olympics. Her dominant display on Saturday did little to lower expectations on the teenager -- although Shiffrin thinks theres still plenty of room for improvement. "Every day there is something you can do better," Shiffrin said. "Im going to go back and study my skiing from today and study all the other girls to see who is doing what well and try to get better." Another 18-year-old also made a name for herself, as Christina Ager of Austria finished fourth in her first career World Cup start. Ager started with bib No. 53 but was fifth after the first run -- in part because of favourable winds -- and then missed the podium by just 0.07 seconds. Hoefl-Riesch has won three World Cup slaloms in Levi and made the podium for the seventh time here. "It was a great day for me. I had a good feeling in training already,"; she said. Cheap Shoes Australia. "Its always really special for me here because of my first win many years ago and because of my many good results here." Maze said she was happy to get back to skiing fast after the disappointing result in Soelden, where she struggled with the high expectations after her dominance last season. "I got a lot of pressure in Soelden race, it was the start of the season so it was not easy to handle all of this pressure so I felt really empty," Maze said. "But at the end I realized its nothing important, the only thing important is to ski fast." Marlies Schild of Austria, the slalom specialist who injured her knee in December 2012, returned for the first time since recovering fully but was already well behind Shiffrin in the first round by the time she missed a gate and skied out. Still, Schild was just happy to finally be able to ski without feeling any effects of the injury. "Of course I wanted to race a second run but yeah, its not so bad at all," Schild said. "Im in a good shape, I have no pain anymore and thats very important for me and I just have to wait, I think, to get a good feeling." Four-time former overall World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn skipped the Levi meet and will make her debut in the speed events in Beaver Creek, Colorado, after recovering from a right knee injury sustained in a crash in February. "She is back and shes strong," Shiffrin said of her teammate. "Im impressed with how strong she is. ... I dont think anybody should count her out thats for sure." For Shiffrin, the Olympic gold medal is clearly main goal for this season, although she received another memorable prize on Saturday. In a first for this year, organizers presented the winner with a live reindeer from the local Lapland region. Shiffrin named the 6-month-old reindeer Rudolf, although she wont be allowed to take him home with her. "I scared him off a bit when I jumped off the podium to meet him but I think we will be getting along," Shiffrin said. "I hope that when he gets older and trained I can go for a ride on a sledge with him." ' ' '
New York, NY (SportsNetwork. Cubs Jerseys China .com) - Carmelo Anthony tallied 31 points to help the New York Knicks continue their improved play of late with a 100-92 victory over a short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder squad. Anthony, who sat out Saturdays game at Charlotte to rest his ailing left knee, added 10 rebounds in the Knicks fourth win in five outings since they lost a franchise-worst 16 in a row from Dec. 14-Jan. 15. Execution. I think thats what it came down to, Anthony said. Defensively, we have been locking in. While Anthony was back on the court, the Thunder played without reigning league MVP Kevin Durant for a second straight contest due to a sprained left toe. Russell Westbrook did all he could to offset Durants absence by pouring in 40 points, which still wasnt enough to prevent Oklahoma City from a potentially costly loss to one of the NBAs bottom-feeding teams. We just gave them too many opportunities, Westbrook said. They got a lot of offensive rebounds. (We) made some mistakes defensively. Langston Galloway chipped in 18 points for New York, while former Thunder forward Lance Thomas put up a season-best 17 against the team that traded him to the Knicks earlier this month. New York trailed 71-70 early in the fourth quarter and were clinging to a one- point lead shortly thereafter before Tim Hardaway Jr. nailed consecutive treys to jump-start an 8-0 run that staked the Knicks to an 82-73 advantage with six minutes left. Westbrook scored the next seven points to single-handedly close the gap, but New York countered with a back-breaking 10-0 sequence that Hardaway, who netted 11 of his 14 points in the final frame, capped with another triple that put the Knicks up 92-80 with 2:35 remaining. The Thunder put themselves in an early bind with a sloppy first quarter in which they turned it over eight times and were down 17-11 just over seven minutes in. Oklahoma City closed out the period on an 8-3 flurry to pull within one, however, and an 11-2 surge capped by Reggie Jacksons steal and run-out slam near the midway mark of the second gave the visitors a 32-24 lead. Anthony and Galloway then led the Knicks on a 13-4 run, with the latters triple with 3:08 to go in the half putting New York back in front. The Thunder answered on back-to-back buckets from Westbrook and Serge Ibaka, though, and went into the break owning a slim 45-43 edge. The game remained extremely tight throughout the third quarter, which featured six lead changes and neither team ahead by more than four points. A Dion Waiters 3-pointer with 41.2 seconds left sent the Thunder up by two, but Hardaway countered with a trey of his own on the other end to send the Knicks into the fourth holding a 68-67 lead. Game Notes Westbrook also had 40 points in a 115-111 Thunder loss to Portland on Dec. 23 ... The Thunder fell to 9-16 this season when Durant misses a game ... Jason Smith posted an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double for the Knicks, while Lou Amundson finished with 10 boards and four blocks in the win ... Oklahoma City had won the last three meetings between the teams by an average of 22.6 points ... Guard Jose Calderson also returned for New York after missing the Charlotte game with a bruised knee, recording eight assists in 27 minutes. Wholesale Cubs Jerseys . These teams will see plenty of each other in the next few weeks as three of the Canucks next nine games are against the Wild (after today they meet February 9th in Minnesota and again February 16th at Rogers Arena). Cheap Greg Maddux Jersey .com) - Marian Gaborik scored his sixth goal in the last four games to help the Los Angeles Kings top the Arizona Coyotes, 4-2, Saturday at Staples Center.PITTSBURGH -- Recovering from a stroke, Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Kris Letang said his doctors have reassured him that hell be play hockey again. When that could happen is unclear. The 26-year-old Letang spoke to the media before the Penguins faced Montreal on Thursday night, the first time he has spoken to reporters since having the stroke on a West Coast trip before the Olympic break. "Im targeting it day-by-day," Letang said. "Im trying to improve every day I come here. I try to exercise the best I can. I see doctors pretty much every week, twice a week to get better. So well go from there." Doctors are treating Letang with blood thinners and he has been doing light exercises without weights. "(Doctors) said being 26 and having a stroke, its actually a small percentage, but the chance that I get back to normal is really high," Letang said. "Well take the decision from there, but for now, were keeping like this. ... Im going day-by-day to get to 100 per cent," Letang said. "I feel like Im trying to make steps and getting closer to coming back at one point." The last month has been particularly difficult for his family. "When you see your mom crying or your wife, any of my family members, its always a tough thing to handle," Letang said. "Everbody is really careful, like I cant even lift the lugggage without them trying to help me out. Cheap Ron Santo Jersey. Otherwise its just been mentally tough a little bit." Letang said his wife found him on the ground the morning before the team flew to Los Angeles and his mother-in-law, who is a nurse and was also on the trip, took care of him. "I was not able to function," Letang said. "The day before I was totally fine, I was practicing. I woke up and didnt expect that would happen. I went in the car and went to Los Angeles and thought it would clear up but it never did." Letang, from Montreal, has 54 goals and 173 assists in 419 games in eight seasons with the Penguins. He signed a $58 million, eight-year contract extension last summer, but has been plagued by injuries this season, missing 19 games with an elbow infection and a lower-body injury before the stroke. Letangs most recent game was Jan. 27 against Buffalo. After being a Norris Trophy finalist last season, he has 10 goals -- matching a career high -- and 18 assists in 34 games for the Eastern Conference-leading Penguins. "Im not going to say its not a really good season for me," Letang said. "Two of (my injuries) were kind of bad luck, but honestly, if I have the chance to come back this year and play, its going to be great. I want to make sure I forget all about the three-quarters of the season I missed." ' ' '
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Discount NFL Jerseys . - Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points to lead a balanced offence as the Toronto Raptors beat Detroit 110-100 on Friday night, handing the Pistons their 12th straight home loss.Brandon Jennings scored 22 points to lead Detroit, which extended its single-season franchise record for consecutive home losses and moved within seven of the NBA record set by the 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks.Kyle Lowry and Lou Williams had 15 points each, James Johnson scored 12, and Patrick Patterson and Terrence Ross added 11 each for the Raptors.The score was tied at 52 at halftime before Toronto pulled away in the third quarter. Detroit turned the ball over four times in the first 2 minutes, allowing the Raptors to take a six-point lead. The Raptors extended the lead to 15 later in the period before Detroit pulled to 81-70 at the end of the period.Johnsons dunk on Andre Drummond made it 95-75 midway through the fourth and on Torontos next possession, Drummond smashed into Johnson with a forearm and hip smash. That set off a melee that saw Drummond get a flagrant foul and four technicals called. At least one Raptors fan was ejected at the same time after a verbal altercation with the Pistons Josh Smith.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 18 points and Greg Monroe had 17 for the Pistons.The game was played in front of a pro-Raptors crowd, as Toronto fans took advantage of Detroits meagre attendance. Chants of Lets Go Raptors and We The North rang through the arena all night, while Lowry was greeted with M-V-P while shooting free throws.The Pistons dominated most of the first half, leading by as many as 11 points as Toronto missed its first 10 jump shots, but the Raptors put together a run at the end of the second quarter. Lowry missed a floater at the halftime buzzer that would have given Toronto its first lead, leaving the game tied at 52.The teams combined to miss 18 of 22 3-point attempts in the half, leaving most of the points coming at the rim. The Pistons had a 38-32 edge on points in the paint, and only turned the ball over twice.TIP INSRaptors: The game was delayed for several minutes in the third quarter after Landry Fields flipped over Kyle Singler and hit the back of his head on the floor. Fields needed eight stitches to the back of his head, but passed all concussion tests.Pistons: The Pistons have now gone six weeks without a win at the Palace. They are 2-13 at home this season, with the last win coming Nov. 7 against Milwaukee. ... The Pistons lost 13 straight at home bridging the 1979-80 and 1980-81 seasons.NEXT UPRaptors: Host New York on Sunday.Pistons: At Brooklyn on Sunday. Stitched Jerseys From China . While the pair of Spain internationals return, midfielder Xavi Hernandez will not be included in the squad after failing to recover from a muscle strain to his left leg. Cheap Jerseys Authentic . After deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the league would consider pulling out of Sochi if something "significant" happens before players arrive, those set to participate are trying not to worry about that scenario.REGINA -- Ground has been broken for the stadium that will be the new home for the Canadian Football League Saskatchewan Roughriders. Officials from the city, the province and the team were on hand as the first shovel went into the dirt at Evraz Place northwest of downtown Regina Sean Hamblin, district manager of construction company PCL Management, said it will take a few months to notice any above-ground work at the site. More than 300,000 cubic metres of dirt is to be removed over the summer -- about 25,000 truckloads of material. Regina Mayor Michael Fougere (foo-ZHAYR) said the new Mosaic Stadium will become one of the citys landmarks. The $278-million stadium is to be coompleted by August 2016. Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping. The design was released last month and calls for a 33,000-seat facility that can be expanded to hold 40,000 fans for special events. The stadium is to have wider seats, a sunken bowl for easier spectator access and expansive concourses. Although it is open-air, it features a translucent spectators roof that extends over the seats to provide protection from the elements. The venue is being described as "roof ready," meaning a full cover could be added at a later date. The current stadium near downtown Regina originally started as a rugby field in 1910 and is known for its old wooden-bench seating and wind exposure. ' ' '
MINNEAPOLIS -- Albert Pujols batting averages and home run totals arent as gaudy as they used to be. Saucony Originals Sale Uk . Hes still helping his team win games, though, and thats just fine with him. Pujols homered, hit a tie-breaking double in the ninth and reached a couple of career milestones to lead the Los Angeles Angels over Minnesota 8-5 on Saturday night for their third straight win over the Twins. The 34-year-old sluggers go-ahead double was his 2,500th hit, placing him 98th all-time and fifth among active players. He hit a solo homer in the third off Phil Hughes for a 3-2 lead, scoring his 1,500th run on his 25th home run this season. "It was just a great accomplishment, but at the same time its just something I dont get caught up in," Pujols said. "My job is to help our ball club to win and it was pretty special because I was able to do that tonight." After 10 stellar seasons in St. Louis, Pujols has yet to hit .300 for a season in three years with the Angels. And hes certainly not close to the 40-plus homerun pace he kept during some of his seasons with the Cardinals. But his .274 batting average is still among the teams best, and his 87 RBIs are second only to Mike Trouts 100. "You hear Mike Trout a lot, you hear Miguel Cabrera a lot, but hes quietly been doing it," Howie Kendrick said of Pujols. "Hes a big piece of our team, hes been driving in runs for us. And thats going to be something that were going to need down the stretch, is his experience." With the score 5-all in the ninth and two on, Pujols doubled to deep left off Jared Burton (2-5) and scored on Kendricks single against Anthony Swarzak. "Albert got one up and did what hes done 1,000 times in this game and he got a big hit for them," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. Joe Smith (7-2) pitched a one-hit eighth and Huston Street finished for his 37th save in 40 chances. After one-out singles by Aaron Hicks and Chris Parmalee, Brian Dozier grounded into a game-ending 3-6-1 double play. Gardenhire challenged the call by first base umpire John Tumpane, and after a delay of about 1 minute, 20 seconds, the call was upheld. Eduardo Escobar and Chris Parmelee homered for Minnesota, which led 5-3 after seven innings. The Angeles tied the score in the eighth against Casey Fien when Pujols singled, Kendrick tripled and Erick Aybar hit a sacrifice fly. Hughes allowed three runs and seven hits in seven innings, walked none and struck out eight. With 165 strikeouts, he tied his career best with the New York Yankees in 2012. "Its always tough," Hughes said. "Look for those three facets of the game every time out: good start, bullpen to step up and score a few runs. Unfortunately for us the last few games here, one or two of those things hasnt been there." TRAINERS ROOM: Angels: LF Josh Hamilton missed his second straight game with a sore shoulder. Hamilton had been expected to return to the lineup, but manager Mike Scioscia said before the game that he was day to day. Scioscia said Hamilton was "feeling better" and LHP Joe Thatcher (ankle) was slated to pitch Saturday for Double-A Arkansas. Twins: CF Danny Santana left the game with a lower-back injury sustained while trying to throw out David Freese at home in the second. The team said hes day to day. All-Star closer Glen Perkins also is day to day with neck soreness that started bothering him Thursday night. An MRI Saturday revealed no structural damage or pinched nerves. ... OF Jordan Schafer was out of the lineup a night after bruising ribs during a crash into the outfield wall. Assistant GM Rob Antony said Schafer was available to pinch run, if needed. QUOTE OF THE NIGHT: Scioscia on Pujols latest career milestones: "It seems like every couple of weeks youre going to run into a milestone that Alberts either passing somebody or doing something. Its good to see his bat come alive. Hes been there every day for us, hes playing a lot and just a huge hit tonight." UP NEXT: Los Angeles will try to complete the four-game series sweep when it starts LHP C.J. Wilson (10-9) on Sunday, who is 4-0 against the Twins since 2011. LHP Logan Darnell (0-1) will start for Minnesota, which will try to snap an 0-for-6 skid against the Angels this season. Saucony Originals Clearance Uk . Having won the first leg 1-0 in Barcelona, Madrid entered the match at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium already in control and quickly sealed its place in the semifinals when Jese Rodriguez scored in the seventh minute. Saucony Running Shoes Uk . Therrien would not confirm his lineup for the game, but he did have the same line combinations practicing together for the third straight day which is usually a pretty good indication of what the lineup will be.MONTREAL -- The hand injury suffered by light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson in his latest title defence was a bruise and he should be able to resume training in a month, promoter Yvon Michel said Wednesday. X-rays showed there was no fracture. The injury was centred at the base of the index finger and the thumb of his left hand. The southpaw will begin treatments on Monday at the Evolution clinic in Terrebonne, Que. SStevenson (24-1), of Laval, Que. Saucony Outlet Uk. , said he felt pain in the hand in the second round of his unanimous decision over Andrzej Fonfara on Saturday night in Montreal but was able to continue fighting. It was his third defence of the World Boxing Council title he won in June, 2013. The 36-year-old is one of two Canadians with a world title, along with WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne of Montreal. ' ' '
Gareth Bale insists Wales will keep fighting to secure World Cup qualification after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Serbia on Saturday. Cheap Ryne Sandberg Jersey . Aleksandar Mitrovics 85th-minute header cancelled out Bales first-half strike to leave Wales third in Group D, four points behind table-toppers Republic of Ireland.Only first place is guaranteed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup but Bale, who hit the post moments before Mitrovics equaliser, remains confident Wales will be in Russia despite a third straight draw. Highlights of Wales World Cup qualifier against Serbia from Group D Its one of those things that seems to happen in football, you get so close at one end and they go up the other end and score, the Real Madrid star told Sky Sports. Thats football, I suppose.We have to take it on the chin, learn from it, and we need to keep fighting.We believe we can do it, we just have to keep working hard, keep doing the things we are doing and we will get a little bit of luck. Watch NOW TV Dont miss a moment of all the excitement on Sky Sports for ?£6.99. No contract Bales fourth goal of the qualifying campaign put Chris Colemans side in control 15 minutes before half-time, but Newcastle forward Mitrovic climbed above James Chester to level.I thought we played great in the first half but in the second half, we didnt play as well as the first, Bale added.We dug in there and we showed our heart, but it is disappointing we conceded at the end and we feel like weve dropped points straight away. Wales boss Chris Coleman felt his side had done enough to hold out for the win against Serbia We were at home, we were confident going into the game and we were 1-0 up until the 85th minute. We have to look at it as two points lost and it is very disappointing.Wales have the chance to gain ground on Republic of Ireland in their next match when they travel to Dublin to take on the group leaders in March. Also See: Mitrovic breaks Welsh hearts Coleman: We deserved more Sky Live: Sunday qualifiers How did your internationals do? Wholesale Cubs Jerseys . The day began ominously for the Rangers when star pitcher Yu Darvish was scratched from his scheduled start with stiffness in his neck. Fill-in Scott Baker gave up three hits over six innings and Chris Gimenez hit a tiebreaking two-out RBI single in the sixth off Phil Hughes. Cheap Billy Williams Jersey . Mohamed Diame put West Ham ahead in the 47th minute before goals by substitutes Carlton Cole and Joe Cole condemned Fulham to a fifth straight defeat, keeping the visitors in the bottom three.OAKLAND, Calif. -- Catcher Yan Gomes finds no issues in making a long-term commitment to the Cleveland Indians. He is confident the franchises strides in a turnaround 2013 season will carry over to future success starting this season. Gomes and the Indians completed a $23 million, six-year contract Monday after his breakout performance last season. "It goes into what it means to be in this organization. Youve got younger guys like ourselves just wanting to be here," Gomes said. "Were potentially signing a big amount of our careers. Theres not another place I would want to be with, especially from the top to the bottom here. Its the organization you want to be with." That feeling is mutual, even if Gomes provided a small sample size of the impact he can make behind the plate and with the bat. Assistant general manager Mike Chernoff and others in the front office are impressed with Gomes constant work to better learn Clevelands pitchers so they all find a comfort zone together. Gomes deal includes club options for 2020 and 21 that could bring the total to $42 million over eight years -- or even $48 million with escalators. "This is the organization I want to be with, that actually made it pretty easy," Gomes said before the scheduled opener in rain-soaked Oakland. "Im so thankful for that. My wife and I are excited to be Cleveland Indians for a while now. ... We got a little taste of the post-season last year. Thats what we play for." Gomes hit .294 with 11 homers and 38 RBIs in 88 games last season, his first with the Indians. The Indians went 49-30 when Gomes started, and manager Terry Francona went with Gomes during crucial games down the September stretch. "Its kind of been the motto of my career -- Ive always had to battle. Its not going to stop," Gomes said. "This is a huge blessing getting a contract like this, but now were talking about taking this team to another level." His new deal supersedes a previous one-year contract for 2014. The deal replaces a contract he agreed to in early March calling for a $513,000 salary in the majors and $281,000 in the minors. Gomes receives a $500,000 signing bonus, payable within 30 days of the contracts approval, and salaries of $550,000 salaary this year, $1 million in 2015, $2. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic. 5 million in 2016, $4.5 million in 2017, $5.95 million in 2018 and $7 million in 2019. Cleveland has a $9 million option for 2020 with a $1 million buyout, and if that is exercised the Indians would have an $11 million option for 2021. The options may escalate by up to $3 million each based on MVP voting, Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards, and All-Star appearances. "Hes shown us that hes worth this contract," Francona said. "We have that much faith in him, and thats pretty amazing for a young kid with that kind of track record, or lack of track record, for us to buy in that much. So thats a pretty good compliment to him." Negotiations began during spring training. The deal with Gomes will keep Clevelands young core together for years to come. "You hope that these deals are win-win deals," Chernoff said. "They all want to be here. Its an environment, a culture, that people want to be a part of." The 26-year-old -- the first Brazilian-born player in the majors -- began last season at Triple-A Columbus, but after being brought up in April he stayed the rest of the year and was a major contributor as the Indians made the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Gomes was acquired from Toronto on Nov. 2, 2012. "He is the guy that, in spring training as were having these talks with him about a long-term contract, hes putting in more and more time to try to get to know the pitchers to build on where he was last year," Chernoff said. "Hes also a great organizational story. Our scouts worked really hard to identify Yan with Toronto and find a way to get him in a deal." Gomes was set to start and bat ninth in the season opener. Francona expressed his gratitude for the process. "I got a chance to maybe have a little bit of a front-row seat and it was kind of cool," he said. "Because those things just dont happen, in todays game especially, with the amount of dollars were talking about. ... To see them kind of work through it was really interesting. Its kind of a proud moment for our organization, because we got a guy that we really think a lot of tied up for a long time. Hes going to be a big part of what we do." ' ' '
BASEL, Switzerland -- Canadas Vasek Pospisil reached his third quarterfinal of the season as he knocked out big-serving Croat Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 6-4 Thursday at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament. Nike Air Max Plus Wholesale . Pospisil, whose season-ending goal is to improve his ATP Tour ranking enough to qualify for one of the 32 seedings at Januarys Australian Open, dominated Karlovic in 59 minutes. The world No. 40 never faced a break point and limited the big mans threatening ace count to a mere eight, while striking five key aces of his own. "I played really well today and did a lot of things well," Pospisil said. "Im thrilled and very excited over how it went. "My goal going in was obviously to focus on her serve and try to handle it. I was really concentrating even more on the things I could control. It was inevitable that he was going to serve aces, I just had to deal with them." Pospisil, from Vancouver, will next face another Croat, Ivan Dodig, who beat former finalist Kei Nishikori in the second round. Pospisil remains the lone Canadian in the field after Milos Raonic withdrew for personal reasons and Daniel Nestor lost alongside Pospisil in the doubles first round. Pospisil brought his best came to court from the start against Karlovic, breaking the Croat for 4-2 in the first set and taking it in 28 minutes with a second-serve ace on the first of three set points, The second set went much the same way as Pospisil broke in the seventh game for a 4-3 margin, then converted on a match point three games later. "I served very well," Pospisil said. "Ive been working on a lot of things with my new coach (Frederic Fontang) and the hard work is paying off." Karlovic had beaten Pospisil earlier this year at the post-Wimbledon Newport grass tournament. Vaseks breakout performance this year was reaching the semifinal of the Rogers Cup in Montreal, where he lost to Raonic. Since then, Pospisil had not advanced past the second round in his last six tournaments until Basel. Nike Air Max Plus Sale Uk . There was little fanfare, though, when the Yankees captain was taken out of his final regular-season Subway Series game in the eighth inning. Jeter watched the last four outs from the bench, pulled off the field during a double switch Thursday night as the Yankees held off the Mets 1-0. Nike Air Max Plus Cheap Uk . -- Billy Andrade hasnt played much competitive golf over the past four years.PRETORIA, South Africa - A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing.Judge Thokozile Masipa said there was not enough evidence to support the contention that Pistorius knew Steenkamp was behind a locked toilet door in his home when he shot through the door in the predawn hours of Valentines Day last year. Masipa said prosecutors had not proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Pistorius intended to kill Steenkamp.Its a big burden off us, off our shoulders, Pistorius uncle, Arnold Pistorius, said. We always knew the facts of the matter and we never had any doubt in Oscars version of this tragic incident.Pistorius said he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder when he shot her, while the prosecution said he killed her intentionally after an argument.The killing by a national sports hero stunned South Africans, and reactions on the verdict were mixed.Well I think the verdict is shocking to say the least, said Leonard Gray in Port Elizabeth, Steenkamps home town. I think there is clear evidence and indications that he committed murder in this case. ... I feel sorry for Reeva Steenkamps family because theyre not going to get any closure because this guy is basically getting away with murder in my opinion.However, Shrina Padayachy, also in Port Elizabeth, called the judges verdict fair and just because its the prosecution that must prove beyond a reasonable doubt and from what I gather and seen they havent.Free again after the judge extended his bail, the double-amputee Olympian left the courtroom surrounded by police officers. Pistorius must return on Oct. 13 when his sentencing hearing will start, Judge Masipa said. Pistorius didnt comment.The red-robed judge earlier ordered Pistorius, 27, to stand before she delivered the formal verdicts on the multiple counts against him, and said they were unanimous verdicts, meaning she and her two legal assessors agreed on the findings. The conviction of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, can bring a maximum prison sentence of 15 years, although legal experts pointed to five years as a guideline.Some legal analysts said they understood why Pistorius was found not guilty of premeditated murder but were surprised that the runner was not convicted of murder. The prosecution also was troubled by the not guilty verdict for murder.We believe there is sufficient and credible evidence to secure a conviction on a murder charge, said Nathi Mncube, spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority. He said, however, that any decision to appeal the judges ruling would come after the case is concluded with sentencing.Unlike many other times during the trial that began on Mar.. Air Max Plus For Sale Cheap. 3, Pistorius showed no emotion as he stood in his dark suit with his hands crossed in front of him for the judgment. The athlete was hugged by relatives when the judge ordered a recess soon after announcing her verdicts.Arnold Pistorius, the uncle, said the family was grateful to Judge Masipa for acquitting Pistorius of murder.A tragic event like this, theres no victors in this, Arnold Pistorius said in the courtroom, reading from a prepared statement.Judge Masipa said Pistorius sentencing hearing would begin on Oct. 13, when both sides will be able to call witnesses to argue ahead of the judges ruling on if, or for how long, Pistorius is sent to prison for negligently killing Steenkamp.The sentence for a culpable homicide conviction is at the judges discretion, and it can range from a suspended sentence and a fine to up to a maximum of 15 years in prison.After the verdict, Pistorius sat with his sister Aimee on the wooden bench where he has spent most of his six-month murder trial. She put an arm around his shoulders and spoke to him.For the first time in the trial, Pistorius had left the courtroom for an adjournment before his jail was extended by going down the stairs that led to the cells in the courthouse. Thats because Pistorius bail had expired after his conviction and the judge was considering whether to re-grant him bail.Defence lawyer Barry Roux told the judge that Pistorius should stay free on bail until sentencing because he had complied with bail conditions imposed on him after he killed Steenkamp. Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel, however, said Pistorius now had more reason to flee because he had probably hoped for an acquittal during the trial.Now he knows for a fact that, Ive been convicted of a serious offence and imprisonment is probable, Nel said.Masipa ruled that it was not in the interests of justice to deny Pistorius bail.Members of Steenkamps family, including her mother June and father Barry, were in court to hear the verdict in the 29-year-old models killing. A close friend of Steenkamps cried in court during the verdict.The judge also ruled that the athlete was guilty of unlawfully firing a gun in a public place when a friends pistol he was handling discharged under a table in a restaurant in Johannesburg in early 2013 — weeks before Steenkamps killing. Pistorius was acquitted on two other weapons charges, including another count of firing a gun in public and a count of illegal possession of ammunition in the Pretoria home where he killed Steenkamp on Feb. 14, 2013.On Friday, armed security officers stood at each of the three entrances to the courtroom, while others stood near the judge as she explained her verdicts from her dais overlooking the court. There were also paramedics in the courtroom.__Associated Press reporter Fazlur Philips in Port Elizabeth contributed to this report. ' ' '
PARIS - Marseille failed to win away from home for the eighth consecutive game as it lost 2-1 against Nice on Friday to stay in second place behind league leader Lyon. Cheap NFL Jerseys China .A win would have moved Marseille provisionally two points clear of Lyon ahead of this weekends games, but it remains one point behind after another sloppy away performance.Marseilles last away win in all competitions was a 2-1 victory at Caen on Oct. 4.Another defeat looked certain after Romain Genevois put Nice ahead in the 47th minute and fellow defender Niklas Hult made it 2-0 in the 73rd, despite Nice having defender Kevin Gomis sent off in the 53rd for two fouls on Marseille winger Dimitri Payet.I think we did enough to win the game, we should have scored more, Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa said. But certain things keep happening over and over again. We had 10 chances to score and our opponents scored with their second chance following a free kick. We should be able to stop this from happening.Third-place Paris Saint-Germain can move level on points with Marseille if it beats fourth-place Saint-Etienne on Sunday.Although Marseilles home form is exceptionally good — with 10 straight home wins after losing the opening home game of the season to Montpellier — it continues to struggle badly away from Stade Velodrome.Marseille winger Florian Thauvin gave Marseille hope when he pulled a goal back in the 77th, but it was not enough for Bielsas wasteful side.Nice, which is still waiting for clearance from the French league authorities to pick winger Hatem Ben Arfa after he joined from Newcastle this month, has won three straight games to climb up to ninth place.Meanwhile, Lyon hosts struggling Metz on Sunday afternoon and third-place Paris Saint-Germain visits fourth-place Saint-Etienne that night.Marseille and Lyon are out of the domestic Cups and are not involved in Europe, meaning they will have far less games left to play than PSG — which is through to the Champions League quarterfinals and still involved in both Cup competitions. Discount Nike NFL Jerseys . And it showed Thursday night. The Canadiens, playing in their second game in as many days, however, got a good performance in the end from their backup goaltender as he filled in for an injured Olympic gold medallist . Stitched NFL Jerseys . The 26-year-old Redditch, England, native played three of his past four seasons under Rennie with the Carolina RailHawks of the North American Soccer League. WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Azahara Munoz and Austin Ernst had strong finishes Thursday to share the first-round lead in the Kingsmill Championship at 6-under 65. The former NCAA individual champions completed their morning rounds on the front nine at Kingsmills River Course, with Munoz birdieing four of her last seven holes, and Ernst closing with birdies on No. 7 and 9. "I dont think its easy," Munoz said. "The wind is pretty tricky, but the pins were somewhat accessible. Obviously, the course is playing is much shorter than normal because its warmer and drier. Holes I had been having 4-irons in, I was having 9-irons in today." Munoz had a bogey-free round, saving par with a 10-foot putt on the par-3 second -- her 11th hole -- after hitting into a greenside bunker. The Spaniard lost a playoff to Paula Creamer in Singapore in March when Creamer made a 75-foot eagle putt on the second extra hole. "Ive been having a much better attitude," said Munoz, the 2008 NCAA winner at Arizona State who won the 2012 Match Play Championship for her lone tour title. "When I miss a shot, I dont let it get to me so much like I used to. I used to get pretty upset, and that really hurt me." Ernst, the 2011 NCAA winner at LSU, rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 first with an eagle on the par-5 third, hitting a 6-iron from 182 yards to 10 feet on the downwind hole. "Really just solid," Ernst said. "Gave myself a lot of looks, hit a lot of greens and made it really easy on myself out there on a day when it was pretty windy and it could kind of get away from you a little bit." Heavy rain was expected overnight and Friday morning, likely delaying second-round play. "Well just kind of see," Ernst said. "Im kind of glad Im in the afternoon tomorrow. That way I dont have to kind of hang out. If it does get delayed, youre not waiting on the update every 30 minutes." South Koreass Hee Young Park shot 66. China Jerseys. "Everything is pretty good," Park said. "I made a lot more putts." Defending champion Cristie Kerr opened with a 67 after missing the pro-am Wednesday because of illness. She also won the Michelob Ultra at the course in 2005 and 2009. "It was weird. I started feeling really bad Tuesday night," Kerr said. "I woke up and just didnt want to get out of bed. Just kind of knew something was wrong. I just was going to stay in bed and try to recover, but my husband was like, You got to go see a doctor. So I went, and he was like, You have heat exhaustion and maybe something else going on. So they took me to the hospital and gave my IV fluids and ran some tests and I had an infection." Lexi Thompson, the Kraft Nabisco winner, also was in the group at 67 along with Lizette Salas, Brittany Lang, Kathleen Ekey, Danielle Kang and Thidapa Suwannnapura. "Overall, Ill definitely take 4 under," Thompson said. "I feel really good about my game right now. Ive worked extremely hard in my off-season, especially on my short game. I put a lot of hours and hard work into it. To see it paying off definitely helps my confidence out." Jessica Korda, Yani Tseng and Ai Miyazato topped the group at 68. Second-ranked Stacy Lewis and No. 3 Lydia Ko, both in position to take the top spot in the world ranking from Inbee Park, each shot 70. Lewis would jump to No. 1 with a victory or a solo second-place finish, as long as Ko doesnt win. Ko needs a victory to move to No. 1. Park is skipping the tournament. Lewis won the North Texas LPGA Shootout two weeks ago. The 17-year-old Ko is coming off a victory three weeks ago in the Swinging Skirts event in California. "I think Im hitting the ball really well, which is a really good sign," Ko said. "So, hopefully, I can hit like this the next couple days and get some putts going in." ' ' '
NBA SCOREBOARD Nike React Clearance Uk . -- The Sacramento Kings have claimed forward Travis Outlaw off waivers under the NBAs new amnesty provision, filling out the frontcourt with another veteran. Best Nike React Shoes . The Laval Rouge et Or defensive back/kick-returner gained the invitation following his showing Sunday at an NFL regional combine in Baltimore.NEW YORK, N. Cheap Nike React Shoes .Y. - On the morning of June 7, the Toronto Blue Jays were 38-24 and led the AL East by six games. Since then theyve sputtered to a 39-51 record and have little chance to end their two-decade-plus post-season drought. The faded Blue Jays tied their longest losing streak of the season at five games Thursday night, losing to the New York Yankees 3-2 when first baseman Adam Lind allowed Chase Headleys two-hop grounder in the ninth inning to bounce under his glove and through his legs for a game-ending error. "It happened so fast. Basically, I didnt make the play," Lind said. "I thought I was focused on the ball. He hit it pretty hard, almost right at me." New York (78-74) moved ahead of Toronto (77-75) for sole possession of second place in the AL East, and the Blue Jays are six games back in the wild card race with 10 games left. Toronto hasnt made the playoffs since winning consecutive World Series titles in 1992 and 93. The hope of spring has long since evaporated. "Its disappointing for everybody. Theres no way around that," said R.A. Dickey, who stretched his scoreless streak against the Yankees to 19 innings before allowing Stephen Drews RBI double in the fifth and Derek Jeters home run in the sixth. "Weve been a streaky team all year, both bad and good, and right now were in the middle of a bad streak." Toronto tied the score in the eighth when Jose Reyes singled with two outs and Jose Bautista homered off Shawn Kelley on an 0-2 pitch, slamming his bat as he neared first base. Bauttista homered in his fourth straight game against the Yankees and has hit seven of his 33 homers this year against New York. Nike React Clearance. "Any time you come back late and tie it up, youve got a good feeling," Toronto manager John Gibbons said, "but weve been having trouble scoring runs." The Blue Jays went on to lose for the 18th time in their last 20 games at Yankee Stadium. Not the season Gibbons was hoping for in the second season of his second stint as Toronto manager. "Its frustrating, but in this game the best teams go and the ones that arent good enough, they dont go. Its that simple," Gibbons said. After David Robertson (3-6) pitched a perfect ninth, Chris Young singled off Aaron Sanchez (2-2) leading off the bottom half. Speedy pinch-runner Antoan Richardson stole second, Brett Gardner sacrificed him to third on a 3-2 pitch and, with the infield in, Headley hit the bouncer to Lind. "Defence matters in this game," Gibbons said. "Then they put a guy on there that could fly. Its a tough way to lose a game. No doubt. Theyre all tough." LONG OUTINGS Toronto starting pitchers have gone six innings or more in a team-record 24 consecutive games, five more than the previous mark in 1998. TRAINERS ROOM Blue Jays: C Dioner Navarro pinch-hit and stayed in after missing Wednesdays game because of dizziness. He was hit on the mask by a foul tip Tuesday. UP NEXT LHP Mark Buehrle (12-9) starts the second game of the series Friday against Yankees RHP Hiroki Kuroda (10-9). ' ' '
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