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NEW YORK -- The visiting Columbus Blue Jackets were the latest team to use the New York Rangers home ice to their advantage. Cheap Jerseys . Matt Calvert, Artem Anisimov and David Savard scored in the first 11:10, and the Blue Jackets beat the Rangers 4-2 on Thursday night, sending New York to its fourth straight loss -- all at Madison Square Garden. "I have to say it was a blessing to go from one great organization to another," former Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky said. "Im glad to come in here and come out with a win. "I fired myself up so much." The Rangers, 0-3-1 in the first four games of a nine-game homestand, closed within 3-2 in the third period, but Ryan Johansen pushed Columbus lead back to two goals with 1:32 left. "Being home for nine in a row or whatever it is, its a chance for us to really propel ourselves up the standings," defenceman Dan Girardi said. "Its pretty unfortunate weve lost the first four. Hopefully we can figure out how to salvage the rest of the homestand and bring us back to .500." The Blue Jackets goalie tandem of Curtis McElhinney and Mike McKenna, who are subbing for injured reigning Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky, stopped 32 of 34 shots. Columbus (14-15-3) has won two in a row. Dominic Moore and Girardi scored for New York. Henrik Lundqvist was pulled after he stopped only 10 of 13 shots in the first period. "It was definitely not a good feeling," said Lundqvist, who made his fifth straight start since signing a long contract extension last week. "The biggest thing for me now is believing in what I do and staying confident. "Confidence is such an important thing in this game, and right now its not very high." Cam Talbot relieved Lundqvist and made 13 saves the rest of the way, allowing only Johansens goal between his pads. Columbus grabbed the lead just 38 seconds in on Calverts goal. He took a pass from Cam Atkinson at the blue line and burned defenceman Anton Stralman before ripping a shot that beat Lundqvist high. Anisimov increased the lead to 2-0 with his fourth of the season at 8:46. The former Rangers forward roofed Blake Comeaus feed over Lundqvist. Savards goal nearly eight minutes later pushed Columbus lead to three and ended Lundqvists night. "It was a great start," Columbus coach Todd Richards said. "Guys were ready for the game, and guys were geared up. There were a lot of subplots going on with this game, and I think the guys knew that. They were focused and energized. It was a great start." Moore got the Rangers within 3-1 at 14:08 with his first of the season. Moore backhanded Brad Richards feed past McElhinney. Girardis second of season at 11:07 of the third was as close as the Rangers (15-17-1) would get. "We need to build off what we did in the second half of the game," forward Brad Richards said. The Rangers generated 18 shots in the last two periods. "We had a push, and right before they score the fourth goal the puck is just lying on the goal line in traffic," Richards said. "When things are going differently, maybe that finds its way in. You get in a jam, its tough. "It seems like everything is going the wrong way, but you have to trust and believe that well have our time with it going that way, too." McElhinney was replaced by McKenna before the start of the second period. The Blue Jackets said McElhinney sustained a lower-body injury in the first period when he made 15 saves. McKenna stopped 17 shots in the final two frames. "You play this game so long," McKenna said. "Ive been in every situation. Im 30 years old. Ive seen it all. You just go in and play your game." NOTES: Rangers D Dylan McIlrath, recalled from Hartford (AHL) on Wednesday, made his NHL debut. McIlrath, the No. 10 pick in the 2010 draft, had seven points and 115 penalty minutes in 24 games with Hartford. ... The game marked the first game back in New York for ex-Rangers Anisimov and Dubinsky. The two, along with defenceman Tim Erixon and a draft pick, were traded to Columbus for Rick Nash, defenceman Steven Delisle and a pick. ... Nash, Richards and Girardi were alternate captains for the Rangers, who were without captain Ryan Callahan. He is expected to be out 4 to 6 weeks because of a knee injury sustained this week. New York D Marc Staal (concussion) missed his second game in a row. ... Columbus killed all three Rangers power plays. ... The new Metropolitan Division rivals will meet twice more this season. Cheap NFL Jerseys China . Days after seeing Cristiano Ronaldo end his four-year domination of the Ballon dOr, Messi demonstrated his intention to pry it right back from his Real Madrid counterpart with goals in each half to guide the Spanish champions into the last eight by an aggregate score of 6-0. jerseys from china . Perhaps the biggest news of the game; the Jets scored both goals on the power play, the first time this season they scored two in a game. The Jets were in a power play slump with one goal in the last 15 games. "The power play was a big plus," said Coach Claude Noel post-game. http://www.cheapnfljerseysbest.us/ . Playing in her 12th Solheim Cup, the four-time major winner teamed up with Melissa Reid in the final fourball session to beat Americans Brittany Lang and Michelle Wie 4 and 3.DENVER -- Kyle Orton wont come out and say it, calling his much-anticipated return to Denver on Sunday just another chance to take the field and play a football game. Its a whole lot more than that. With a victory over the Broncos, Orton, who was masterful in ending the Green Bay Packers perfect season two weeks ago, perhaps can secure starters money and a long-term deal hes been longing for as he heads off into unrestricted free agency. And he could also help Kansas City Chiefs interim coach Romeo Crennel secure his own future. Perhaps biggest of all, Orton can stick it to the team that benched him after he finally caved under the weight of Tebowmania and the Broncos stumbled to a 1-4 start. The stakes are even higher for Tim Tebow, whos gone 7-3 with a series of fourth-quarter comebacks that galvanized a city and captivated the league. Tebow has stumbled himself the last two weeks, committing five turnovers in back-to-back losses that have rendered Sundays reunion a high-stakes showdown. If Tebow can beat the guy he couldnt beat out in training camp, the Broncos (8-7) will win the AFC West and clinch their first playoff berth since 2005, when Mike Shanahan and Jake Plummer were still around. They could lose and still get in, if San Diego wins at Oakland, but the Broncos dont want to leave it up to anyone else to bail them out. A victory over the Chiefs (6-9) would also validate Broncos boss John Elways dangerous decision to release Orton on Nov. 22 knowing full well the Chiefs had lost Matt Cassel to a hand injury and were likely to put in a waiver claim. They did, saving the Broncos US$2.6 million in salary -- the same amount theyd paid him to ride pine for six weeks after his demotion. Orton could make them pay an even heftier price if he keeps the Broncos out of the post-season party. That would make Denvers front office look foolish for granting him his request to be released and would stamp Elways first -- and otherwise successful -- season as an NFL executive with a black eye over a blunder that could long hang over the franchise that has won just one playoff game since Elway hoisted the Super Bowl trophy in 1999. If the Broncos win, Orton is a mere footnote in this scintillating season thats included four consecutive fourth-quarter comebacks, a 1,000-yard bounce-back season by Willis McGahee, clutch kicks galore by Matt Prater, and a defensive revival led by Pro Bowlers Champ Bailey, Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller. At 2-5, the Broncos appeared headed for another debacle like last years franchise-worst 4-12 finish, but they revamped their offence to fit Tebows unorthodox skill set and surged to the top of their division. So, here comes Orton versus Tebow, although both teams cringe at the very mention of it. "Its the Broncos versus the Chiefs, thats how we look at it," Dumervil said. "Yeah, Kyle was here and maybe it would be more sensitive to him, but for the guys here in the locker room, were worried about getting ourselves in the playoffs." "I dont pay attention because I dont care about all that," Broncos safety Raheem Moore added of the Orton versus Tebow hype. "The focus should be on the Chiefs and Broncos. Forget about all that jibber jabber. Lets give the fans what they want to see and lets compete, and may the best man win." Orton is clearly the better passer, Tebow the better scrambler. In almost every other category, Orton is better -- except under pressure. Thats when its Tebow Time. Hes guided the Broncos to victory six times when they were trailing in the second half, winning once as time expired and three more games in overtime. After winning his first six starts for the Broncos -- and the hype was nothhing like when Tebow won six straight this season -- Orton went just 6-21 in Denver. nfl jerseys china. He never endeared himself to the fans, who didnt really like him first because he wasnt Jay Cutler and then because he wasnt Tim Tebow. Win or lose, Orton was serenaded this summer and fall with chants of "Tebow! Tebow! Tebow!" "And you get tired of that, and youre the starting quarterback and you go out there and its all 15 jerseys and he runs out there and everyones cheering," Elway said recently. "Thats why it was good for Kyle to get a new start in Kansas City. And we knew we may have to face him down the line and we kind of took that risk." Orton asked for a trade last off-season and the Broncos tried to accommodate him. But talks with the Miami Dolphins fizzled, so new coach John Fox threw open the quarterback competition in camp and Orton won it hands-down. Then came a loss to Oakland in the opener when Orton dropped the slick football with a tight end open in the end zone for the go-ahead score late in the fourth quarter. It was all downhill from there. Now, Orton has a chance, deliberately this time, to hurt the Broncos again. "I think when you look at it, we dont want to be in the situation where were at, eliminated and all that stuff. Thats disappointing," Orton said. "But the fact remains in the NFL you get 16 weeks to prove yourself to your teammates and you know, thats not a lot of chances. Thats how Im going to look at that. Its just another week to come out and prove my preparation and play with my teammates." We all know better, and so does Crennel, who said hes certain Orton is jacked up to play the Broncos. "Sure. I mean, hes human. Hey, you would be jacked up if you were going up against your old team," Crennel said. "I mean, were all human. But the thing is, I think in this game, our players have to understand that its a team sport and one guy generally doesnt do it all by himself. Sometimes one guy can make the plays that help you win, but you cant do it without your teammates." Crennel warned his players not to view this game as anything more than a division rivalry. He took Orton aside and admonished him not to get too pumped up over the reunion or the revenge angle. "Every player that I know wants to play good against his old team. He would like to play good and Im sure hed like to win the game," Crennel said. "Thats what I told him this morning. I said, Your job is to help your team win. Its not Kyle versus the Broncos, its the Chiefs versus the Broncos. I think guys need to be reminded of that sometimes." Not that he sensed Orton was a mess emotionally. "Id have done the same with any player, whether its a defensive lineman, a running back, anybody playing against their former team," Crennel said, "because over my years, thats what Ive seen, guys getting over-hyped playing against their former team. Crennel said he senses a reinvigorated quarterback now that Orton is out from under Tebows long shadow. "Sure. I mean, any quarterback doesnt want to be looking over his shoulder and he doesnt want to hear the clamour for another quarterback," Crennel said. "He wants to be the guy. So, I think that coming here gives him an opportunity to be more relaxed, to run the offence that we have in place and then just do the best he can." Playing spoiler isnt much fun, but you can bet Orton would take satisfaction in getting the last laugh at Mile High on Sunday. "I think you got to worry about yourself. Theres so much you get to play for every week, and just look at it that way," Orton said. "There are so many things to play for." ' ' ' 
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LOS ANGELES -- The St. cheap nfl jerseys . Louis Cardinals placed have outfielder Allen Craig on the 15-day disabled list on Friday because of a left hamstring strain, along with reliever Kyle McClellan due to an elbow strain. The move with Craig is retroactive to May 17. He was hitting .373 in 13 games with 19 RBIs and five home runs -- all of them during a seven-game stretch. He began the season on the DL with a sore right knee. McClellan had a 5.30 ERA in 16 appearances, allowing 11 earned runs, 16 hits and nine walks in 18 2-3 innings. Outfielder Adron Chambers and right-hander Brandon Dickson were recalled from Triple-A Memphis before the opener of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. cheap jerseys from china . The Sharks centre scored twice in the second period as San Jose defeated the Calgary Flames 4-1. The 33-year-old from Aneroid, Sask., has scored 30 or more goals in four consecutive seasons and has six overall in his career. nfl jerseys china . -- Turns out that Tiger Woods won the last edition of the Chevron World Challenge. http://www.cheapnfl-jerseys.us.com/ . Until his 136-yard wedge shot on his final hole Thursday. "It was going right at it. (A 59) crossed my mind for a second, and it would be unbelievable if I buried this," Bradley said.The same day Henry Burris was released by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the veteran quarterback received a substantial multi-year offer to join the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. However, the 38-year-old is in no hurry to sign with another team. "Im not in a rush. This will be my last contract, so I want to do it right," said Burris on Thursday. Burris was released after the Tiger-Cats signed for Toronto Argonauts pivot Zach Collaros as a free agent. "Congratulations to Hamilton and Zach Collaros," said Burris, whho wasnt surprised by the move. cheap jerseys. "Hes an exciting young quarterback and has a great future in this league. "Im ecstatic and appreciative that the Ticats granted me my release so that I can move forward." Burris, who threw for almost 5,000 yards last season, is intrigued by the interest being shown by the Blue Bombers and other teams in the league. "Just to see the interest thats coming in is gratifying and Im just excited to see what the future holds," added Burris. ' ' ' 
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Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Anthony Davis scored 28 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and blocked six shots, as the top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats clinched the outright SEC regular-season title with an 83-74 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores. wholesale nfl jerseys . Marquis Teague added 16 points and six assists for the Wildcats (28-1, 14-0 SEC), who claimed their 45th SEC crown. Terrence Jones donated 12 points and six boards. Kentucky has won 20 in a row and extended the nations longest home-winning streak to 51 games. Jeffery Taylor ended with 19 points and nine rebounds for the Commodores (20-9, 9-5), who had a three-game winning streak snapped. John Jenkins and Festus Ezeli had 18 and 15 points, respectively. Vanderbilt showed early on that they were not going to go down easy. After Kentucky went on an 8-0 spurt to build a 32-24 lead, the Commodores responded with a flurry of their own. A 12-2 run put the visitors in front by two, 36-34 with 1:37 to go in the first half. The Commodores took a 37-36 edge into the locker room. The Wildcats scored the first six points of the second half and led by five multiple times early in the frame. Holding a 55-54 margin with 10:08 to play, the home team went on an 11-2 run. Darius Miller tallied seven points during the burst to give Kentucky a 66-56 lead with 7:47 left. But the Commodores fought back with nine straight points. After a Taylor layup, Jenkins made two three-pointers and a free throw to cut the gap to 66-65 with 4:27 remaining. Kentucky tried to create some distance again. This time around, the home team went on a 7-1 flurry. Millers jumper made it a 73-66 contest with two minutes left. The Wildcats finally held onto the lead, going 6-of-6 from the foul line down the stretch to seal the victory. Game Notes Kentucky holds a 136-44 lead in the all-time series. The Wildcats recorded the regular-season sweep after picking up a 69-63 victory in Nashville on February 11th...Kentucky is off to its best start in the SEC since the 2003 squad went 16-0...Vanderbilt fell to 1-6 against ranked opponents this season...The Wildcats had 50 points in the paint, compared to 32 for Vanderbilt...Kentucky shot 57.1 percent from the field. cheap nfl jerseys .C. - Olympic skicross athlete Julia Murray is retiring from the sport following a long recovery from knee injuries. jerseys from china . Nash introduced his longtime friend on Thursday as the man who will lead the senior mens team, confirming a hiring that likely had only one candidate. "Thats why its been one of the best kept secrets in three or four months," Nash joked. http://www.cheapjerseys2014.us.com/ . Now theyre playing sky high. Boston won its fifth straight series with a 10-4 win Wednesday over the Toronto Blue Jays with six runs in the first inning against a wild Ricky Romero and with the help of David Ortizs 399th career homer. PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham stood in a euphoric locker room, game ball tucked firmly under his left arm and his teams once calamitous season inching its way back toward respectability. Not a bad day for a guy who insists hes just doing his job. Suishams 42-yard field goal, his fourth of the day, lifted Steelers to a 19-16 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Seemingly out of it after stumbling through a winless September, Pittsburgh (2-4) has won two straight. "Thats what were supposed to do," Suisham said. "Hopefully we can start stacking wins here." Ben Roethlisberger completed 17 of 23 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown. He also hit Antonio Brown twice on Pittsburghs final drive, putting Suisham well within range to win it. "We count on him to make it every time," Roethlisberger said. Why wouldnt he? Suisham is a perfect 14 of 14 this season. He drilled four field goals in last weeks victory over the New York Jets that snapped the Steelers out of their worst start in 45 years. He nailed four more on a day one of the NFLs more intense rivalries played like a slightly watered down version of its former self. The bold-faced names that defined the series -- Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and James Harrison among them -- are either retired or playing elsewhere. The animosity was dialed down a bit, perhaps because there was something more important than simple AFC North supremacy. Both teams entered the day chasing first-place Cincinnati. While Pittsburghs win only widened the gap between the Bengals (5-2) and the rest of the division, the Steelers remain confident theyre on their way back from the brink. "At 0-4, a lot of people counted us out and we still have an opportunity to turn this thing around," linebacker LaMarr Woodley said. "Right now we just have to keep marching in the right direction." Joe Flacco passed for 215 yards and a touchdown for Baltimore (3-4) but couldnt stop the defending Super Bowl champions from losing for the third time in their last four games. "We cant kid ourselves anymore, weve got a lot of work to do," Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs said. "Were used to things going a little different for us, but that being said weve got to be able to adjust on the fly and play football." The Ravens trailed all day but finally ran the Steelers down when Flacco guided a 16-play, 73-yard drive that ended when the quarterback hit Dalllas Clark in the back of the end zone to tie the game at 16 with 1:58 to go. wholesale jerseys. The Steelers nearly went back in front immediately when Emmanuel Sanders picked up the ensuing kickoff in the back of the end zone and raced down the right sideline all the way to the end zone. Officials, however, ruled he stepped out at the Pittsburgh 37. In the end, it didnt matter. Roethlisberger led the Steelers 39 yards in seven plays, finding Brown for gains of 11 and 13 yards. Pittsburgh then drained the clock until there were just 3 seconds remaining. Rather than call a timeout to force Suisham to think about it, the Ravens let the kicker go through his normal routine. The ball sailed right down the middle for Suishams fourth game-winning boot in the last two years. "I didnt feel like it would be a smart thing to do because the field was a little ruddy there and it gave them a little more time to prepare," Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said. Instead, the Ravens head into a bye week figuring out how to come through when things get tight. Their last three losses have come by a combined eight points. "I still have a lot of confidence," Flacco said. "Its going to be a dog fight just like it always is in this division ... We still have a lot of games to go." So do the Steelers, who seem to be finding themselves on offence. Rookie running back LeVeon Bell ran for a season-high 93 yards on 19 carries as the leagues 31st-ranked rushing attack piled up 141 yards on the ground, Pittsburghs highest total in nearly a year. Having a wide-open playbook certainly helped. Offensive co-ordinator Todd Haley found a variety of ways to get the ball in Bells hands, even lining him up in the wildcat formation with Roethlisberger split out as a wide receiver. "I told the (defensive back) I was going deep next time," Roethlisberger joked. Bell churned for 61 yards in the first half alone as the Steelers build a 10-6 lead. Roethlisberger hit Heath Miller for a 3-yard touchdown pass, though Miller handed the Ravens a field goal late in the half with a rare fumble near midfield. NOTES: Pittsburgh lost RT Marcus Gilbert with a quadriceps injury in the first quarter ... The Ravens called an onside kick in the third quarter trailing 13-9 but were called for two penalties on the play. The Steelers kicked a field goal to push their lead to 16-9 ... The comeback was the 28th game-winning drive in the fourth quarter in Roethlisbergers career. ' ' ' 
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BRISBANE, Australia -- Venus Williams withdrew from the Hobart International on Sunday while fellow American Sloane Stephens did the same from the Sydney International due to a left wrist injury. wholesale nfl jerseys . Williams withdrawal came less than 24 hours after losing in the final Auckland WTA tournament final. "I dont believe she has an injury," Hobart tournament director Mark Handley said. "I just think that shes played a lot of tough, close matches over in Auckland and in the lead-up to a first Grand Slam (of the season) shes not taking any chances." Williams was planning to use the Hobart event as final preparations for the Australian Open which begins Jan. 13. She lost in the third round at Melbourne Park last year. The 33-year-old Williams lost 6-2 5-7, 6-4, to Ana Ivanovic at Auckland on Saturday. It was Williams first final since winning her 44th career title at Luxembourg in October 2012. The seven-time Grand Slam champions ranking has fallen to 47th as she has battled injuries and Sjogrens syndrome, a fatigue-causing autoimmune disease, over the past two years. Stephens first injured her wrist at the Hopman Cup team event on Friday and said scans might indicate she needed to take week off before the Australian Open. "I was having some pain in my wrist and the doctor recommended I not play this week," the 12th-ranked Stephens said. Gael Monfils also withdrew Sunday from the Heineken Open ATP event at Auckland, citing fatigue. Monfils lost in the final of the Qatar Open at Doha to Rafael Nadal on Saturday. The Sydney International had its first upset Sunday when American Madison Keys beat seventh-seeded Simona Halep of Romania 6-1, 6-4. Third-seeded Sara Errani beat fellow Italian Roberta Vinci 6-4 6-2 another first-round match. Agnieszka Radwanka of Poland is the No. 1 womens seed at Sydney and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is No. 2, and both have first-round byes. Former No. 1 and sixth-seeded Caroline Woznicacki, playing her first match since becoming engaged to golfer Rory McIlory last week, faces a qualifer in the first round. Juan Martin del Potro is No. 1 seed on the mens side and Jerzy Janowicz of Poland is No. 2, also both with first-round byes. Defending champion Bernard Tomic, who won his first ATP title last year in Sydney before the rest of his season deteriorated into poor results on the court and some controversy off it, plays his first-round match Monday Tomic, with new coach Velimir Zovko, takes on eighth-seeded Marcel Granolliers of Spain. Zovko replaced Tomics father, John, who is serving a one-year suspension from the ATP Tour for assaulting Bernards former hitting partner last May. cheap jerseys . 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"I might have said that. Or maybe a block. Maybe all of it," the Denver quarterback said with a laugh. Whatever, it worked. Novak missed wide right. Tebow moved the Broncos down the field and Matt Prater kicked a 37-yard field goal with 29 seconds left in overtime to lift the Broncos to a 16-13 victory Sunday over the Chargers, whove lost six straight games for the first time in 10 years. The Broncos narrowly avoided the first NFL tie since Cincinnati and Philadelphia ended deadlocked at 13 on Nov. 16, 2008. Some people have a problem with Tebow wearing his religion on his sleeve. But he has been a saviour for the Broncos, going 5-1 since coach John Fox elevated him to starter in the wake of his performance in a close loss to the Chargers on Oct. 9 in Denver. Still, Hall of Famer John Elway, the Broncos executive vice-president of football operations, wont commit to the unconventional Tebow for his passing numbers and poor third-down conversions. The Broncos (6-5) have won four straight to trail Oakland by one game in the AFC West. "This is a special team, a special team when you have a bunch of guys that when things arent going good we get closer instead of pulling apart," Tebow said. "The No. 1 reason we are like that is because we believe in each other, we believe in the coaching staff." Coach John Fox believes in his quarterback. "Tim has outstanding ability," Fox said. "He proved it at a high level of college football in the SEC at Florida. Its (the option) something that he is comfortable with. I think our team has adapted to it. Right now its working in the run portion of our offence. We still have some growth to do in the pass portion." Tebow led Denver from its 43 after Novak was wide right on a 53-yard field goal attempt with 2:31 left in overtime. Novak made a 53-yarder in the first quarter, a career-best, and was wide right on a 48-yard try early in the fourth quarter. Tebow had a 12-yard gain and Willis McGahee ran 24 yards up the middle to set up Praters winning kick, which was right down the middle. Tebow, the talk of the NFL because he runs the read option and often struggles while passing, carried 22 times for 67 yards -- the most carries by a quarterback in a game since at 1950, according to STATS LLC. cheap jerseys from china. He also threw for one touchdown and finished with a better rating than Philip Rivers, 95.4 to 77.1. Rivers was pressured all day by Elvis Dumervil, who had two sacks, and rookie Von Miller, who had one. Tebows first start was also an overtime win, 18-15 at Miami on Oct. 23. Novak didnt have an explanation for his OT miss. "I had a good warmup and hit that ball pretty decent," he said of the 53-yarder he kicked in the first quarter. "When you make the first kick of the game from 53, it gives you a lot of confidence for the next kicks to come." The Chargers (4-7) are on their longest streak since ending 2001 with nine straight defeats and are last in the division, three games behind Oakland with five to play. "Theres nothing I can say to make it sound good," Rivers said. "Its about as rough as it gets." Tebow got a final chance to try to win it in regulation after the Broncos forced the Chargers to punt. Starting on his own 26, Tebow kept the drive going with a 39-yard completion to Eric Decker -- which the Chargers unsuccessfully challenged -- and a 23-yarder to Dante Rosario. The Broncos had to settle for Praters 24-yard field goal that tied it at 13 with 1:34 to go. Referee Jeff Triplette confused the crowd and TV viewers by saying each team would get a possession in OT. He then corrected himself, saying it would be sudden-death. The Broncos won it on their third possession in OT. Rivers was 19 of 36 for 188 yards. Tebow was 9 of 18 for 143 yards. The Chargers took a 10-0 lead midway through the second quarter when Rivers hit Antonio Gates on a 6-yard scoring pass in the back of the end zone to cap a 15-play, 91-yard drive. Tebow threw an 18-yard TD pass to Eric Decker just before halftime to pull to 10-7. Novak kicked a 25-yard field goal early in the third quarter. Denver had a long drive later in the quarter before Prater kicked a 41-yard field goal to pull to 13-10. NOTES: McGahee ran 23 times for 117 yards. A week after having a critical fumble in a loss at Chicago, San Diegos Ryan Mathews ran 22 times for a career-high 137 yards. It was his third career 100-yard game, all against Denver. ... Broncos CB Cassius Vaughn injured an ankle in the first quarter and didnt return. ... Injured Chargers were LG Brandyn Dombrowski (foot), TE Kory Sperry (ribs), LB Nail Diggs (chest) and Corey Liuget (tibia). ' ' ' 
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Mat Latos always seems to find a groove at AT&T Park, dating to his days as a Giants nemesis with the San Diego Padres the past three seasons. cheap jerseys . He still has the touch with his new team. Latos pitched a two-hitter to win his career-best seventh straight decision, beating San Francisco for the second time in as many outings this season to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 victory Saturday. "I think it has to do with me just being comfortable here," said Latos, who lowered his ERA in San Franciscos waterfront ballpark to 1.67. "I pitched here for three years. Just familiar with the ballpark. Who knows? I pitched a pretty good game today. I kept the ball down and got quick outs." Latos (7-2) struck out seven and didnt walk a batter for the fourth time in his 115-pitch gem and second straight complete game. The hard-throwing right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings against the Giants on April 24. He threw the first back-to-back complete games for the Reds since Aaron Harang in September 2006. Just when San Franciscos pitching staff looked unstoppable, the Reds have thrown two dazzlers of their own. Latos followed Mike Leakes nine-hitter Friday for the Reds first consecutive complete games since Johnny Cueto and Homer Bailey on May 11-12, 2010, against the Pirates. Miguel Cairo added an RBI single after replacing the injured Joey Votto as the Reds won back-to-back road games following a four-game skid away from Cincinnati. "Pitchings the key, and the last couple days weve been getting some great pitching," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "Its especially good going against a hot club." San Francisco managed only Brandon Crawfords third-inning double before pinch-hitter Brandon Belt tripled in the ninth and scored on Gregor Blancos grounder. "Its been rough the last two nights," Blanco said. Home run king Barry Bonds was among the sellout crowd of 42,135 a day ahead of the clubs 10-year reunion celebration for the 2002 World Series runners-up. The slugger high-fived fans as he made his exit in the top of the ninth. Barry Zito (6-6) laboured through six innings, his six walks one shy of his season high. He allowed five hits and one run and struck out three while throwing 99 pitches, 54 for strikes. He missed a chance to win consecutive starts for just the second time this year. "We ran into another well-pitched game," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "We didnt do too much." Zito was coming off seven scoreless innings in last Mondays shutout against the Dodgers that began a franchise-best string of four in a row until Matt Cain lost 5-1 Friday night, in his first home outing since his June 13 perfect game. Zito allowed Brandon Phillips one-out single in the fourth, then retired Jay Bruce on a groundout before surrendering three straight walks. Ryan Hanigans bases-loaded free pass brought home Phillips as the Reds took a 1-0 lead. Zito received a mound visit from pitching coach Dave Righetti, then struck out Latos. When Zito walked leadoff man Zack Cozart -- who had the first-pitch homer Friday to start the game off Cain -- to begin the fifth, and a reliever began warming up for a second time. Drew Stubbs then walked and out came Righetti again. Vottos grounder was the second out and he injured himself running to first. After an intentional walk to Phillips loaded the bases, Bruce lined into a double play on which shortstop Crawford easily threw out Stubbs at second after he wandered way off the bag. Cairo replaced Votto in the bottom of the fifth. The Reds said Votto was removed as a precaution as he nurses inflammation in his left knee. Cincinnati is 7-1 in Latos past eight starts. San Francisco third baseman Pablo Sandoval was slow getting up after making a diving belly flop catch on Stubbs seventh-inning bunt. Manager Bruce Bochy and athletic trainer Dave Groeschner came out to check on him and Sandoval stayed in the game. Brad Penny made his season debut for the Giants in the seventh. Signed to a minor league deal May 18, he was called up Friday. Notes: 3B Scott Rolen rested for the Reds after starting nine of the previous 11 since coming off a 34-game DL stint with a strained left shoulder. ... San Franciscos Aubrey Huff will begin a rehab assignment Wednesday for Class A San Jose and stay with the club through the All-Star break before being activated from the 15-day disabled list. Huff, who sprained his right knee jumping the dugout rail to celebrate Matt Cains June 13 perfect game, is eager for a fresh start after also missing time with anxiety disorder. "Its been kind of a depressing first half for me," Huff said. "My whole career Ive always played two different seasons. Thats what my mindset will be." ... 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RIO DE JANIERO, Brazil -- Canadians Sam (Hands of Stone) Stout and Antonio (Pato) Carvalho each lost in unanimous decisions at Saturdays UFC 142 event.CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Coach Ron Rivera says the Panthers will be without three starters for Sundays game against the Miami Dolphins, including defensive end Charles Johnson. Johnson, who has 8 1-2 sacks this season and 21 sacks in his last 23 games, missed his third straight day of practice Friday with a sprained knee suffered in Carolinas win against the New England Patriots Monday night. Rivera said Friday Mario Addison, Frank& Alexander and Wes Horton will split time at Johnsons spot. nfl jerseys china. Starting right guard Chris Scott will miss his third straight game with a knee injury and starting linebacker Chase Blackburn will miss his second consecutive game with a foot injury. Backup tight end Ben Hartsock (knee) is also out. Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy returned to practice Friday and is listed as probable. ' ' ' 
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ST. jerseys from china . LOUIS -- Calgary Flames left wing Curtis Glencross is expected to miss four to six weeks with a sprained knee ligament. Glencross injured his medial collateral ligament Tuesday in a 5-1 loss at Minnesota. Calgary called up Max Reinhart from Abbotsford of the AHL to replace Glencross before Thursday nights game against the St. Louis Blues. Glencross has five goals and four assists in 15 games. He was appointed the teams alternate captain on Sept. 20. wholesale nfl jerseys . -- The Minnesota Vikings have ruled wide receiver Percy Harvin out of their game at Green Bay on Sunday because of a sprained left ankle. wholesale jerseys . The 20-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., ranked 31st in the world, has never lost to the 33rd-ranked Llodra and had dropped only one set previously. But Llodra pushed him in a match that lasted more than two hours 15 minutes. http://www.cheapjerseysfreeshipping.cc/ . Quebecor president Pierre Karl Peladeau stressed at a wide-ranging news conference that he will continue trying to bring an NHL team back to the city, once home to the Quebec Nordiques. He promised Tuesday to develop amicable ties with the league and lobby discreetly -- an oblique reference, perhaps, to the leagues long-running feud with billionaire businessman Jim Balsillie, who has loudly campaigned for another Canadian team. MONTREAL -- The highlights of Danny Maciocias first year as coach of the University of Montreal Carabins were handing the defending champion Laval Rouge et Or their first regular season loss in two years and upsetting Sherbrooke in the opening round of the playoffs. Now the former Edmonton Eskimos coach and general manager has the toughest task of all -- beating the mighty Rouge et Or on their home turf in the CIS Quebec conference championship game and claiming the Dunsmore Cup. "Its not going to be easy," Maciocia said this week. "Well be playing in a hostile environment where theyve had a lot of success. "The key ingredient is going to be along the line of scrimmage. Can we hold off their front four and can we manage to create some havoc in their backfield? If we can, then we stand a chance, but a lot of things have to fall into place for that to happen." No. 1-ranked Laval faces No. 7 Montreal on Saturday in Quebec City. Other CIS conference finals have No. 6 UBC at No. 2 Calgary, No. 4 McMaster at No. 3 Western and unranked St. Marys at No. 9 Acadia. Defending Vanier Cup champion Laval was 8-1 this season, with the only loss a 17-12 decision at Montreal (6-3) on Oct. 8. The Carabins recorded eight sacks, two fumble recoveries and an interception in that game, but still needed a last-minute touchdown by tailback Rotrand Sene to win. "If youre a true champion you want to avenge your losses and we have the opportunity for that," said Laval coach Glen Constantin. "It happened before in 2009. It seems every second year we stumble when we play in Montreal. Well prepare properly and hope we have a good showing at home." Last fall, Maciocia took over a Montreeal team that was in revolt over the firing of former coach Marc Santerre. cheap jerseys from china. Some players had vowed to quit the team. But the veteran former CFL coach managed to get nearly all the players back and put together a strong season. They were underdogs in the semifinals at Sherbrooke, who had beaten them twice this year, but pulled out a victory. Constanin knows Maciocias team will show up ready to try for another upset. "No doubt, any time you go against a very good football coach thats a very strategic, methodical guy who pays a lot of attention to detail, its a good challenge," said Constantin. "Were amateurs compared to him, but weve held our own against the Greg Marshalls and Blake Nills of this world, so we have no complexes. "Preparation is one of our traits also. But its always a great challenge and a rewarding one when things go your way." Two seasons ago, the Carabins also beat the Rouge et Or at home in the regular season but then were defeated 31-7 in the conference final at Laval. The Carabins feature a big pass rush and a strong running game of their own with Sene and quarterback Alexandre Nadeau-Piuze, while Laval quarterback Bruno Prudhomme is a threat throwing the ball and handing it off to the top running back in the conference, Sebastien Levesque "Theyre very physical on defence and they dont allow you much," Constanin added. "Offensively, we need to stop their running back. "Their running game is outstanding with Sene and whats developed over the last couple of weeks is their quarterbacks scrambling ability. He buys time in the pocket and can take off. If we stop them, well have a good chance to have success." ' ' ' 
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Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Ray Whitney scored the go-ahead goal in the fifth round of a shootout, lifting the Phoenix Coyotes to a 2-1 victory over Dallas. wholesale jerseys . Whitneys shot only trickled over the goal line after Dallas goaltender Kari Lehtonen was unable to keep it squeezed between his legs as he drifted backwards. Ilya Bryzgalov made a sliding save on Loui Eriksson at the other end, sealing Phoenixs eighth win in 10 games (8-2). David Schlemko scored in regulation for the Coyotes, who remained one point ahead of Los Angeles for the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference. They are two points behind Pacific Division-leading San Jose with four games remaining. Im not really thinking about big game or not, said Bryzgalov, who made 44 saves. You enjoy every game. Jamie Benn scored on a power play with 2:26 remaining in the second period to tie the game for the Stars, who have dropped four straight and fell to 1-3-3 in their last seven games. Lehtonen had 26 saves in defeat and Dallas moved within three points of Chicago for the eighth and final playoff spot in the conference. After a scoreless first period -- Bryzgalov made 12 saves, while Lehtonen had eight -- Schlemko opened the scoring 12:09 into the second, netting a slap shot from the point just after a power play had run off. Benn evened the score late in the second on a wrist shot from the bottom of the right circle that got through Bryzgalov. The Coyotes netminder made 13 saves in the third period and two in overtime, while Lehtonen had seven stops in the third and three in overtime. We deserved a win tonight, but we didnt get it, Stars head coach Marc Crawford said. I told the guys after the game that you have efforts like that youre going to win 95-98 percent of your games. Their goalie was terrific tonight, and he was the difference for them. GAME NOTES:Bryzgalov improved to 13-8-2 in his career against Dallas...The Coyotes improved to 3-2 on a six-game homestand that ends against Colorado on Friday...The Stars are 0-1-1 on five-game road trip that also includes visits to San Jose, Los Angeles and Anaheim. nfl jerseys china . MARIE, Ont. cheap nfl jerseys china . Though commissioner David Stern and deputy commissioner Adam Silver have insisted throughout the lockout they needed the potential for both in a new collective bargaining agreement, there was often a belief -- even from players -- that money mattered most. http://www.stitchednfl.com/ . Maybe now people will start to believe the fifth-ranked Bears are really good. Theyre still undefeated after a 41-12 victory over 12th-ranked Oklahoma on Thursday night in their first big test of the season.WHISTLER, B.C. -- Steven Holcomb extended his season-opening winning streak to three titles in World Cup two-man bobsled racing Friday, beating Canadas Lyndon Rush by 0.04 seconds. Holcomb, from Park City, Utah, and push athlete Steve Langton of Melrose, Massachusetts, had a two-run time of 1 minute, 45.26 seconds. Rush, teaming with Lascelles Brown, followed in 1:45.30. "I didnt win by much in this race," Holcomb said. "Lyndon is on his home track, and its not easy to beat him here. I knew I had to lay down a smoker to keep the lead. ... I hope I can carry this momentum to Europe. Well be in the Germans backyard, and theyll play rough." Germaanys Francesco Friedrich was third in 1:45. wholesale nfl jerseys. 60. In the womens race, Canadas Kaillie Humphries pushed her winning streak to six. Humphries and rookie brakeman Chelsea Valois had a two-run time of 1:48.68. Switzerlands Fabienne Meyer and Elisabeth Graf were second in 1:49.37, and Germanys Sandra Kiriasis and Brett Wiacker third in 1:49.50. "North America seems to like me and I like it," Humphries said. "Hopefully, we can keep this streak alive as we head over to Europe. I know we have some big challenges ahead." Humphries streak started in Whistler last February, the track where she won an Olympic gold medal in 2010. ' ' ' 
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Tempe, AZ (Sports Network) - Travis Buck belted a two-run homer in the top of the ninth, as the Cleveland Indians scored three times over the last two innings for a 10-7 win over the Angels in spring training. cheap nfl jerseys . Shelley Duncan hit a three-run homer in the seventh to give Cleveland a 7-4 lead, but the Angels tied it with three runs in the bottom of the inning. Juan Diaz then doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth before Buck extended the lead with his blast. Indians starter Justin Masterson allowed six hits and four runs -- three earned -- in 4 2/3 innings, striking out five and walking one. Doug Mathis earned the win and Frank Herrmann pitched the ninth for the save. Howard Kendrick went 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Angels. Scott Kazmir yielded four runs in 4 1/3 innings and Michael Kohn took the loss. cheap china jerseys . Rubio said Friday morning that he and Porter cleared the air in a meeting Thursday. 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The Ducks have won seven straight games. Carlyle may have softened somewhat in his transition to the Leafs, but his obsession with the details remains. Never was that more apparent than throughout an instructive hour-plus practice on Monday morning, this after his team dropped consecutive games for the first time all season, falling hard to the Blackhawks in Chicago on Saturday evening. As he is wont to do, Carlyle halted drills repeatedly when they werent performed properly, bellowing at his group to "play fast" and with more assertiveness and aggression than it had in the 3-1 loss to the defending champs. "More than other coaches Ive played for he is a stickler for details, probably more so at practice," said Joffrey Lupul who played for Carlyle during multiple stints in Anaheim and again in Toronto. "Hes not going to see something and overlook it." In one instance, the Leafs head coach stopped practice to highlight to 23-year-old Jake Gardiner that he move the puck up ice with greater urgency and prominence. He first demonstrated what he meant before chirping to the assembled players that he could do so and "Im old." Moments earlier during the same drill, he pointed to a specific position on the ice where he wanted his defender to be, moving him from an improper place tucked along the wall to a point two or three few feet away. "He wants a guy two feet to the right of where the guy is, hes going to stop practice and say Move two feet to the right" said Lupul. "Not in a negative way, just in a way that if you keep doing it over and over, guys pick up on it." "Hes not going to see something and overlook it." Known to be an obsessive and creative line-matcher – his efforts in freeing Phil Kessel from the grips of Zdeno Chara during the Leafs first round series with Boston last spring were quite impactful – Carlyles passion for details extends into games. "The one thing I really admire about Randy is he comes in after every period and hell have something to write up about what theyre doing instead of just coming in with a rah-rah speech or you guys are playing awful speech," said Bodie. "Hell have answers to the questions on the ice. "Hell draw things up and show us what needs to be done." His grip on every function of his teams operation extends off the ice as well, even in areas that might not be so obvious. Upon his arrival with the Leafs in March 2012, following the dismissal of Ron Willson, Carlyle ensured that the brief walkway between the home dressing room and Air Canada Centre ice surface be mopped and cleaned in between periods so as not to impact the quality of his players skates. cheap nfl jerseys china. No detail is too small. His reputation bestowed as much before he came to Toronto, Carlyles old-school ways helping the Ducks to their first Cup in 2007. "What I heard about him was, its going to be tough, hes a hard coach, hes tough" Carl Gunnarsson recalled. "Yeah, he is [tough]; practices are long, practices are tough, he demands a lot from the guys. But I think hes fair too. If we dont give 100 per cent we dont have a chance to win." It was for that reason that Carlyle stressed over his teams "loose" play in all three zones throughout a 6-1-0 start; he saw the underlying details of their game lacking and in need of a jump-start. Losses to Carolina and Chicago only served to underscore that point. "I think hes doing it for the sake of the team," Gunnarsson said. "Of course its tough, but youve got to see it the right way; hes doing it for you and not trying to be a dick about it." Though he hasnt changed in his rigidness for order, Carlyle has softened somewhat from his 7-year run with the Ducks. Hes ceded to giving his team the morning off on more than a few game-days early this season – at the request of his players no less. "Theres things that you learn and you take from your history or your experience, things that you did then that you might change," Carlyle said. Carlyle claimed, early in his Toronto tenure, to have learned from the experience Blues coach Ken Hitchcock spoke of in his return to the bench in St. Louis. "He tried to bring a positive attitude day in, day out, no matter what was happening outside of the rink or outside of the playing surface or what had happened the night before that he was going to take a positive approach and try to do that on a day-to-day basis," Carlyle said. And so it was on Monday morning that, two days after his team was thoroughly outplayed by the Blackhawks, Carlyle brought out the bright orange street hockey balls to open up practice, rather than grinding his group with a depressing skate. Order and instruction came later. "At times we feel that thats counter-productive," Carlyle said of hammering a message home with a bag-skate. "We have to change the mood of our group to a positive one." "Hes changed a little bit," said Lupul who had previously clashed with Carlyle in Anaheim. "More so in the day-to-day stuff, coming in chatting with guys and trying to have a bit more of a relationship with the players I think. Hes still a demanding coach and everyone knows whats expected from them – I dont think thats going to change anytime soon – but you can certainly see maybe a little softer [side] in his old age." The details notwithstanding. ' ' ' 
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Bahrain Grand Prix organizers still hope to reschedule the Formula One race this year, despite the ongoing crackdown on anti-government protesters on the island nation. nfl jerseys china . The Bahrain race was to be the F1 season opener on March 13 but was cancelled in February by Bahrains Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa after protests paralyzed the country. The F1 season began, instead, at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 27. The series governing body has given Bahrains federation until May 1 to decide if a new date can be set this year. Bahrain International Circuit chief executive officer Sheik Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa told the Bahrain News Agency late Tuesday that no decision on a new date had been made. But he said they were working on it. "We are in constant contact with concerned authorities to reschedule the Bahrain Grand Prix 2011," Al-Khalifa said. "Now that security has prevailed and normal life has returned to Bahrain, thanks to the wise leadership, we are stepping up contacts to host the race anew." At the time of the cancellation, protesters argued that proceeding with the race would be an insult to the victims of the uprising and proof that the Sunni royal family, in power for 200 years, has not heard the demands of the Shiite population, which wants a larger share in the nations decision-making process. Authorities in Bahrain have cracked down heavily on dissent since martial law was declared last month to quell the protests. At least 29 people have been killed since the protests began on Feb. 14, including three opposition supporters who died in custody. Hundreds of Shiite activists, anti-government protesters and opposition leaders have been detained in the crackdown. None of those in custody have been publicly charged with a crime or brought to trial. The Shiites are agitating for greater political freedoms and equal rights. Bahrain holds particular importance to Washington as the host of the U.S. Navys 5th Fleet, the main American counterweight to Irans efforts to expand its military influence into the Gulf. The United States has urged the monarchy to respect human rights but said little about allegations of repression against Bahrains Shiites. Cheap Jerseys . Maybe now people will start to believe the fifth-ranked Bears are really good. Theyre still undefeated after a 41-12 victory over 12th-ranked Oklahoma on Thursday night in their first big test of the season. wholesale jerseys from china . Congratulations to those two organizations. Montreal will play Hamilton in the East semifinal and BC will play Saskatchewan in the west semifinal. http://www.stitchednfl.com/ . The Heat say the phrase Baiamonte used represented a momentary lapse of judgment. Stoudemire injured his left hand after Game 2 of the series when he struck a metal-and-glass case that holds a fire extinguisher near the visitors locker room at AmericanAirlines Arena. Paramedics and doctors were summoned to stitch the wound, which stretched across much of the bottom of his hand and kept him out of Game 3.VANCOUVER - After years of playing the villain, Matt Cooke relished the chance to be a hero. Cooke swears hes trying to shake his label as the most disliked player in the NHL. Hes off to a good start by scoring two goals for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and staying out of the penalty box, in a 4-3 shootout win over the Vancouver Canucks to open the NHL season Thursday night. "Im just trying to have the best game I can, Cooke said after the win. "You just try to roll with what ever comes. "I feel a sense of joy being out there with my teammates and being able to help them play. Fortunately, tonight I was able to chip in offensively. Evgeni Malkin scored the deciding goal in the shootout after the Canucks twice battled back from two-goal deficits. Malkin waited for Canuck goaltender Roberto Luongo to go down, then lifted a shot over him. Kris Letang also scored in the shootout for Pittsburgh. Vancouver shooters Mikael Samuelsson and Alex Burrows both missed their chances Luongo felt he should have stopped Malkin. "I could have been a little more patient, said Luongo, who stopped 25 shots but allowed a couple of soft goals. "I was trying to wait him out but they went backhand both times and over my pad. It was a frustrating way for the Stanley Cup finalist Canucks to start the season. Vancouver looked tentative early. Several of the players appeared nervous and fought the puck. It took almost 40 minutes for Vancouver to show the speed and finesse the team used to win the Presidents Trophy last season and advance to the final against the Boston Bruins. "Thats what happens when youre not playing your best hockey, you lose games in overtime and shootouts, said captain Henrik Sedin, who had two assists. "We were lucky to get back in this one. Daniel Sedin tied the game at 7:51 of the third with Pittsburgh being called for a delayed penalty. He fired a hard shot over a diving Penguin defenceman into the short side of the net. Defenceman Keith Ballard and centre Maxim Lapierre also scored for Vancouver. Cooke scored on the power play and short-handed. James Neal also scored a power-play goal for Pittsburgh. Pittsburghs Marc-Andre Fleury kicked one puck into his own net, but looked solid most of the night blocking 33 shots. The crowd at Rogers Arena was announced as a sellout of 18,860, but there were many empty seats. The building seemed quiet for the first half of the game but the fans began to make noise by the third period. Canuck coach Alain Vigneault said his team didnt quit. "We didnt get off to the start we wanted at home, said Vigneault. "For the first 25 minutes of this game they were the best team on the ice. "Our guys gutted it out, down by two goals against an elite team, and played a real strong third period and oveertime. Cheap NFL Jerseys. . Pittsburgh opened the scoring on a shot that deflected off Luongo and into the goal. Cookes short-handed goal made it 3-1 early in the second period. He shot a puck through defenceman Kevin Bieksas legs from the top of the face-off circle that grazed Luongos blocker and went into the net. For Canuck fans, seeing Luongo give up a couple bad goals brought back memories of last years Stanley Cup final. Vigneault was quick to defend his goalie. "Goaltenders are going to give up bad goals sometimes, he said. "Its part of the game and you have to play through them. "He has to play through them and the team has to play through them. For much of his career Cooke was known as a cheap-shot artist. He was a master at delivering a dirty blow, then disappearing before anyone could get even. Last March he was suspended for the final 10 games of the regular season and the first round of the playoffs for an elbow to the head of Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers. With the league cracking down on hits to the head, Cooke said he has learned his lesson. He has watched video and worked with coaches to try and play clean. One game is a short yardstick, but Cooke feels good about the changes hes made. "When you have success early it makes it that much easier to feel good about what youre doing, he said. "If I didnt score two goals tonight, and the result was the same, I would still feel good about what was happening. It just makes it that much sweeter. Cooke played almost seven years in Vancouver, before being traded to Washington in 2008. He signed with Pittsburgh as a free agent for the 2008-09 season. He admits being traded caused some initial hard feelings. "I think that time heals, he said. "It was an emotional time for me, Im not going to lie. "I felt like I had played my whole career in Vancouver. I had ingrained myself in the city. A lot of the angst I had toward the organization and the city for the way it ended (is gone). Now I can focus on the good times I had here. The good moments and all the good people that are in this city. The Penguins played the game without captain Sidney Crosby who is still suffering from post-concussion symptoms. Crosby is travelling with the Penguins and practised with his teammates in Vancouver Wednesday. He still isnt sure when he will return. Notes: GM Mike Gillis says centre Ryan Kesler, who underwent hip surgery during the summer, could be ready to play in five or six games. ...It was the first time the Canucks hosted a season-opening game against Pittsburgh. ...Canuck captain Henrik Sedin played in his 500th consecutive game. ...Prior to the game the Canucks acknowledged representatives from police, firefighters, medical personnel and citizens who helped during the June 15 Stanley Cup riot. ' ' ' 
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PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is trying to keep things as normal as he can these days, believing routine and repetition will lead to a sense of comfort and -- he hopes -- success. wholesale jerseys . Good luck with that. Winless in North America in 2013, the Steelers (0-3) will try to snap out of their funk on Sunday in London when they face the Minnesota Vikings (0-3). While Minnesota is already overseas, Pittsburgh will remain on this side of the Atlantic until Thursday evening. By the time the Steelers arrive in London, they will have less than 48 hours to overcome jet lag and try to turn around their season. It isnt ideal, Tomlin said, but it beats the alternative. "I value normalcy in the early portions of the week from a preparation standpoint and from a practice standpoint -- use of our facilities, the comforts of home if you will," Tomlin said. Even if "home" isnt exactly comfortable these days. Pittsburgh is off to its worst start since 2000 after falling to Chicago 40-23 on Sunday night. While the beleaguered offence took a major step forward in piling up 458 yards -- the teams highest total in four years -- the Steelers also turned over the ball five times. Ben Roethlisberger threw two interceptions and fumbled twice, with two of the miscues leading to defensive touchdowns. Its the kind of sloppy play Roethlisberger has generally avoided during his 10 years at quarterback. Then again, he isnt getting much help from the guys in front of him. The Bears stunted and twisted their way into the backfield all night, leading to what Tomlin called "confusion" that gave Roethlisberger little time to get his feet set and throw. "All it takes is five to 10 (breakdowns) to produce catastrophic-like results, and thats some of the things that are occurring," he said. "Obviously, we need to strive for more consistency to minimize those things." A more productive running game would help. The Steelers actually took a significant step forward against the Bears, rushing for a season-high 80 yards, including a 25-yard burst from recently reacquired Jonathan Dwyer. While it gave Pittsburgh confidence it could run the ball, it didnt include any job security for either Dwyer or Felix Jones. Both figure to head back to the bench if rookie running back LeVeon Bell makes his season debut. Bell hasnt played since spraining his right foot in a preseason game against Washington last month. He has been cleared to participate in practice, and Tomlin is "optimistic" the second-round pick will be able to run onto the field at Wembley Stadium on Sunday night. Ditto cornerback Cortez Allen, who has missed the last two weeks with an ankle injury. Slated to start after Keenan Lewis left for New Orleans in free agency, Allen has been slowed almost from the start of training camp. He missed three weeks following a minor knee procedure before the ankle issues popped up. Though William Gay did a solid, if not, spectacular job in Allens absence, Allen has an ability to make things happen when he plays. The Steelers are the only team in the NFL not to create a turnover through the seasons first three weeks. Allen had a hand in two turnovers in the 2012 regular-season finale against Cleveland, the last time Pittsburgh was able to pry the ball away. And for all the progress the Steelers saw in certain areas against Chicago -- including a more consistent pass rush, and wide receiver Antonio Browns career-high 196 yards receiving -- the biggest issue is valuing the football. Pittsburgh hasnt done that through 12 quarters. The Steelers minus-9 turnover margin is tied with the Giants for the worst in the league. Tomlin doesnt like to lay blame in any one place, but allowed that Roethlisberger needs to keep himself and his team out of situations that lead to mistakes. "I expect Ben to be better, Ben expects himself to be better," Tomlin said. "Well continue to work to do that." NOTES: Tomlin said DE Brett Keisel and NT Steve McLendon are dealing with hamstring issues but are expected to play. ... TE Heath Miller, who had three receptions in his return from right knee surgery, will have an expanded role against Minnesota if there are no setbacks this week. ... Tomlin has no concerns about the turf at Wembley Stadium, saying punter Zoltan Mesko -- who played there for New England last season -- called it "awesome." cheap jerseys . Rose sounded off after a 104-99 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday, saying hes "got to be the only superstar in the league thats going through what Im going through right now. wholesale nfl jerseys . Jason Garrison and Henrik Sedin scored third-period goals to help the Canucks overcome a 2-1 second-period deficit en route to a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday. http://www.cheapnfljerseysplay.com/ . So rather than shop himself, he is staying put in Chicago. The veteran right-hander and the White Sox agreed Tuesday to a $29 million, two-year contract.Argentina held the United States in check for one half of their Group A match-up at the Basketball Arena before the Americans ran away with the game winning 126-97. After a first half which saw the lead change hands several times, the Americans came out in the second half with an 18-7 run, keyed largely by Miami Heat forward LeBron James. When James picked up his fourth foul, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant took over. He hit four three-pointers in the third quarter as what was once a single-point lead morphed into a 26-point gap in just 10 minutes of play. Durant checked out of the game early in the fourth quarter and finished as the Americans top scorer with 28 points. The Americans didnt just turn up the heatt on the offensive end in the deciding period. cheap jerseys from china. After scoring 14 points in the opening quarter, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili was held without a bucket in third period. The shooting guard finished the game with 16 points. Former Milwaukee Buck Carlos Delfino also scored 13 points in a losing effort. James finished the game with 18 points and five assists for the Americans while Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul totaled 17 points and seven assists. The Americans will play Australia in a quarterfinal game Wednesday. Had the Argentines beaten the Americans by 18 points or more, they would have won the pool. Instead, they finish third behind France and will face Brazil on Wednesday. ' ' ' 
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