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 51 
 on: October 29, 2014, 12:48:31 am 
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PHOENIX -- The double-point guard backcourt got off to a fast start for the Phoenix Suns and sent Jeff Hornacek away a winner in his first game as an NBA coach. Goran Dragic scored 26 points and Eric Bledsoe added 22, leading the Phoenix Suns to a 104-91 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday night. "We always thought that was an advantage, having those two guys," Hornacek said. "One guy is not going, we put the other guy in the pick and roll. Obviously, they both played great." The Suns Miles Plumlee, who scored a total of 13 points in 55 minutes on the court as a rookie for Indiana last season, had 18 points and 15 rebounds in his first NBA start. "Things kind of went my way to begin," he said, "and the confidence just kept going." P.J. Tucker also scored 18, all but two in the second half, for Phoenix. Damian Lillard scored 32 points, including 6 of 12 3-pointers, for the Trail Blazers. LaMarcus Aldridge added 28. "They came out and they kind of shocked us," Lillard said. "They played at a real fast pace and their guards finished some tough shots. "They kind of got us out of position with that pace they played at. It was tough to guard them and it wasnt a help that we got off to a slow offensive start." Portland fell behind by 16 in the first half and 17 in the second before getting within five with 3:15 left. Lillard made his final 3 of the night, then after a Phoenix turnover Robin Lopez made one of two free throws to cut Phoenixs lead to 96-91, but Dragic made a pair of jumpers and the Suns pulled away, scoring the final eight points of the game. "I got a little worried there when it got down to five, especially with a young team to see how they react," Hornacek said, "but they made a couple of nice stops. That is key for us. When we get tops, we are able to fast break." Dragic and Bledsoe combined for 48 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds. "He had it going, I had it going and whoever was closest to the ball was going to get it," Bledsoe said. Phoenix has just four players from last seasons 25-57 team. Bledsoe came in the trade that sent Jared Dudley to the Los Angeles Clippers. Plumlee was part of the Luis Scola trade with Indiana. The Suns used an early 14-2 run to go up 25-12. A goaltending call on Dragics layup after a Portland turnover made it 29-15. Gerald Greens 17-footer for the first basket of the second quarter gave Phoenix a 32-16 lead. Lillard finished the quarter with three straight 3s, the last at the buzzer, in a 9-2 spurt that reduced the Suns advantage to 50-46 at the break. Portland cut it to 52-51 on Nicolas Batums basket with 9:54 left in the third quarter, but 3s by Channing Frye and Dragic ignited a 12-0 run, with all five Suns players scoring, to increase the lead to 64-51 on Bledsoes layup after Fryes steal. Consecutive baskets by Marcus Morris gave Phoenix its biggest lead, 81-64, with 1:01 left in the third. Dragic was called for a foul on Dorell Wrights 3-point attempt with 5.4 seconds left in the quarter. Wright made all three, so Phoenix was up 81-69 entering the fourth. "All the things that weve been working on, we had a setback today," Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. "Transition defence, we were slow reacting to that. Their guards did a good job of penetrating and we gave up too many shots at the end." Frye got the start because Markieff Morris was suspended for the game for throwing an elbow at Serge Ibaka in a preseason game. Frye missed all of last season because of an enlarged heart. He was in foul trouble much of the night and finished with seven points. Notes: Frye hit the Suns first 3-pointer of the season in the third quarter after they had missed their first nine. ... Portland will be without first-round draft pick C.J. 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Bautista led off the 10th inning with his second homer of the game, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will have to defend their East Division title without tailback Chris Garrett. The Bombers announced Tuesday the third-year player suffered a season-ending torn Achilles tendon in practice, falling to the turf after hauling in a pass. "We are extremely disappointed after hearing the news from the doctors about how serious Chris injury exactly is," Bombers GM Joe Mack said in a statement. "It is unfortunate for the club, but also for Chris as he was someone who was looking forward to being a big part of our offence this season. "Chris is a tough young man who will overcome this and we wish him a quick recovery." The loss is a big one for Winnipeg. The five-foot-eight, 185-pound Garrett averaged a stellar 6.3 yards per carry last season after taking over as the starting tailback once veteran Fred Reid was injured. Garrett finished the year running for 576 yards and four TDs on 92 carriies.dddddddddddd He added 190 yards rushing on 29 carries to lead Winnipeg to a 19-3 win over Hamilton in last years East Division final. Winnipeg is scheduled to open its season Friday night in Vancouver against B.C. in a rematch of last years Grey Cup game, which was won by the Lions. Winnipeg still has three rookie running backs in its ranks: Chad Simpson and Calgary native Anthony Woodson on the 46-man roster and Bloi-Dei Dorzon on the practice roster. With Simpson (lower leg) also not 100 per cent, Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice hinted Dorzon could be in the starting lineup against B.C. "I feel bad for Chris because hes a good guy and a good kid," he said. "We have three talented backs here and its a good thing we did. "Out of the backs we had, he (Dorzon) performed just as well as everybody else, if not better than all the guys in pre-season. If thats any indication I think hes ready to step in." ' ' '

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 on: October 29, 2014, 12:45:39 am 
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CALGARY -- The Calgary Stampeders acquired import defensive back Dee Webb from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Wednesday in exchange for a conditional 2015 draft choice. The Stampeders also signed free-agent veteran import defensive back Lin-J Shell, who most recently played with the B.C. Lions. "These players possess considerable experience and provide us with depth in the secondary," Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel said in a release. "We know Dee from his first stint in Calgary and obviously our defensive co-ordinator Rich Stubler is very familiar with Lin-J from their time together in B.C." Webb originally signed with the Stamps in 2009 and played one game for the team that season. He signed with the Toronto Argonauts in 2011 and was later traded to Hamilton. In 42 career games, he has 109 tackles, nine special-teams tackles, four interceptions and one fumble recovery. Shell, meanwhile, has 89 games of CFL experience in five seasons with the Argos and Lions. The two-time East Division all-star (2010, 11) has 280 tackles, 55 special-teams tackles, eight interceptions, two forced fumbles and nine fumble recoveries over his career. Also Wednesday, the Stampeders released import defensive back Jonathan Hefney and import receiver Tim Hawthorne. The Ticats released defensive back Arthur Hobbs and wide receivers Spencer Armstrong and Jay Diston. <a href="http://www.raidersstore.us.com/Black-91-Justin-Tuck-Womens-Jersey/">Justin Tuck Jersey</a>. -- An accomplished veteran in open-wheel racing, Alex Tagliani probably could find a full-time ride in the IndyCar series if he wanted it badly enough. <a href="http://www.raidersstore.us.com/">Authentic Raiders Jersey</a>. -- It wouldnt bother Zack Greinke if he didnt have to travel for the Los Angeles Dodgers opener against Arizona in Australia. <a href="http://www.raidersstore.us.com/Black-87-Dave-Casper-Womens-Jersey/">http://www.raidersstore.us.com/Black-87-Dave-Casper-Womens-Jersey/</a>. The import DB was taken to a nearby hospital after catching his head awkwardly trying to tackle Winnipeg running back Will Ford in the first quarter of the game at the Rogers Centre. <a href="http://www.raidersstore.us.com/Black-32-Jack-Tatum-Womens-Jersey/">Jack Tatum Jersey</a>. The Oilers have the third selection in Friday nights first round, a year after taking Darnell Nurse seventh and two years removed from a streak of three consecutive No. <a href="http://www.raidersstore.us.com/Black-34-Bo-Jackson-Womens-Jersey/">Bo Jackson Jersey</a>.  The first match will take place on October 25th in Edmonton and will be followed by a second match on October 28th in Vancouver.Former BC Lions offensive coordinator Jacques Chapdelaine may be headed to the collegiate ranks. According to a report in the Vancouver Province, Simon Fraser University has offered Chapdelaine their head coaching position. Chapdelaine is an SFU alumnus annd former slotback on the Clan.dddddddddddd He was believed to be the leading candidate for the Montreal Alouettes offensive coordinator vacancy. Simon Fraser plays in the NCAA as part of the Division 2 Great Northwest Athletic Conference. ' ' '

 53 
 on: October 29, 2014, 12:42:33 am 
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BEREA, Ohio -- Browns cornerback Joe Haden hopes to deliver Rex Ryan a lump of coal on Sunday. Haden returned to practice Friday after missing two days with a bruised hip and said he may play in Sundays game against the New York Jets. On a conference call earlier this week, Ryan, the Jets loquacious coach, praised the talented Haden as a "rare guy" and joked that one of the items on his Christmas list was for the cornerback to miss this weeks game. "Man, Im Bad Santa," Haden cracked. Haden was limited to riding a stationary bike on Thursday, but he was back on the field Friday and looked to be himself while doing sprints and drills during the portion of practice open to reporters. Haden was injured last week against Chicago when he was hit in the hip by Chicago tackle Jermon Bushrods knee while trying to make a tackle on a running play. Haden, arguably Clevelands best defensive player, will likely be a game-time decision. Of course, he wants to play. "If it was up to me, Im always going to ball," he said. "Thats what I want to do. I want to play. Lets put it there. I want to play, for sure." Haden is having a Pro Bowl-worthy season for the Browns (4-10), who have dropped five straight and eight of nine. Although Haden has given up some big plays in Clevelands past three losses, Browns defensive co-ordinator Ray Horton believes the fourth-year cornerback, who has been assigned to cover the oppositions top receiver every week, has played at a consistent, elite level. "When you look at the body of his work, hes had a fantastic year," Horton said. The Browns will be without starting tight end Jordan Cameron on Sunday as he remains sidelined with a concussion. Cameron, who leads the Browns with 75 receptions, was also injured at some point late in the loss to the Bears. Hes following the NFLs guidelines on head injuries and must be cleared by an independent neurologist before he can play. Also wide receiver Davone Bess missed his second straight day for personal reasons. Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said he should know on Saturday whether Bess will travel with the team. As the Browns went through final preparations for Sundays game, a voice from their past was still making noise. Jets tight end Kellen Winslow, who began his pro career with the Browns, got some attention in Clevelands locker room when he said his former team doesnt have anyone who can cover him. The remarks are typical Winslow -- brash and boastful. "Hes thought that for years," said Chudzinski, who coached Winslow in Cleveland. "Thats the confidence that you want football players to have." Haden wasnt surprised by Winslows claim. "I saw it. Its funny," Haden said. "What would you all expect him to say? You want him to say, Yeah, man, those dudes up there are going to cover me?" I dont really know him that well, but just hearing of his personality, that sounds like the kind of guy that thats what hell say. It is what it is. On Sunday after the game, then well be able to figure out if we were able to guard him, if we werent able to guard him. "So no matter what we say now, it wont matter." <a href="http://www.shopjerseyssaints.com/authentic-patrick-robinson-pink-jersey/">Patrick Robinson Authentic Jersey</a>.J. -- Thierry Henry and Lloyd Sam scored second-half goals to give the New York Red Bulls their first win of the season, 2-1 over the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday night. <a href="http://www.shopjerseyssaints.com/authentic-khiry-robinson-pink-jersey/">Khiry Robinson Jersey</a>. The 32-year-old native of Mont-Tremblant, Que., said on his Twitter account that his knee was bothering him. 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The veteran goalkeeper has been replaced as first-choice at QPR this season and is keen to get action leading up to this summers World Cup in Brazil. Cesar is the latest addition to a club that has transformed its squad in the offseason with the signings of England international striker Jermain Defoe, United States midfielder Michael Bradley and Brazilian forward Gilberto, as well as experienced MLS talent such as Dwayne De Rosario, Justin Morrow and Jackson. The Cesar signing was first reported in Brazilian media on Friday morning, but sources have now confirmed to TSN that the deal is currently being finalized and could be completed early next week. ' ' '

 54 
 on: October 29, 2014, 12:23:21 am 
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FRISCO, Texas -- Clint Dempsey scored twice to lead Seattle Sounders FC to a 3-2 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday night. Dempsey scored the winning goal in the 85th minute when he fired a shot from inside of 6 yards into the centre of the net. He had three goals in his last game in Seattles 4-4 tie with Portland. "Im feeling good, Im feeling Im in a good rhythm heading into camp on May 15th," Dempsey said about his play heading into the World Cup for the U.S. team. Seattle (3-2-1) handed Dallas (4-1-1) its first loss of the season. "A lot of people said he was out of form, I guess hes put those people to rest," Sounders coach Sigi Schmid said. Seattle tied it 2 on an own goal by Dallas Stephen Keel in the 75th minute. The goal came after Dempsey attempted a cross from the right side that bounced off of the side of Keels leg and into the left corner of the net. Dempseys first goal came off a free kick in the 22nd minute after he fired a bending shot that landed just inside the goal line to tie it at 1. "Im always trying to take the free kick, Im a little bit selfish," Dempsey said. "I was lucky that the linesman saw it go behind the line, a lot of time they dont see that." Michel scored on a penalty kick in the 42nd minute to give Dallas a 2-1 lead. Dallas was awarded the penalty kick after Seattles DeAndre Yedlin committed a hard foul on David Texeira in the penalty area. Michel converted on the attempt after he faked to his right and fired a shot into the left corner of the net. The goal was one of 11 shots FC Dallas had in the first half compared to only two for Seattle, for the game FC Dallas finished with a 16-13 advantage in total shots. "It was a bad night for us, we didnt do what we were supposed to do and didnt capitalize on our chances in the first half," Dallas midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson said. 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Murray, meanwhile, battled through a first-set tiebreaker before cruising the rest of the way in a 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, 6-2 victory over Spains Feliciano Lopez. The top-seeded Nadal broke Monfils serve to start the match and battled through a tough first service game of his own to set the tone Saturday night at Laver Arena. There wasnt much drama afterward. Nadal finished off the first set in 39 minutes and again breezed through the second in 36 before Monfils put up a fight in the third. Tied at 3-3, Monfils had a couple of break chances, but Nadal was up to the task each time and went on to hold serve. Monfils spirit was broken and so was his serve in the next game. Nadal then held at love to finish it. "Tonight, I think I played a great match," said Nadal. "Very happy the way that I played against a very tough opponent like Gael. So that makes the level that I played tonight better, because (it) was against tough opponent." Monfils failed on each of his six break-point chances throughout the match and committed a whopping 57 unforced errors. "Definitely, today he was in great shape," said Monfils, who went the distance against Nadal in the Doha final to start 2014. "Been a while since I played Rafa like that." Nadal, who missed last years Australian Open while recovering from a knee issue, will continue his quest for a second title in Melbourne against Japans Kei Nishikori, a 7-5, 6-1, 6-0 winner over American Donald Young. Nadal, the 2009 winner, is 5-0 lifetime against Nishikori. Federer, the four-time Aussie Open champ, is seeded sixth this year after his troubling 2013 season that featured only one tournament title and no Grand Slam finals. He hasnt had any issues beating overmatched opponents in the first three rounds this week, including Saturdays triumph. "Im happy that from my side Im winning my matches in straight sets," said Federer. "Its been different condditions every match: the heat first and the indoor match and now normal conditions today with a bit of wind.dddddddddddd So its just good to get through and get a good feel out there and make sure if youve got a chance to win your matches easier to do so." It starts to toughen up next with 10th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who advanced Saturday with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-2 win over fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon. "Its always difficult when you play a friend, Ive known him since we were nine or 10," said Tsonga about beating Simon. "Its like we create a little war." A battle against 17-time major champ Federer now awaits Tsonga, whose best Grand Slam result came with a runner-up finish to Novak Djokovic in the 2008 Australian Open final. Federer beat Tsonga in last years quarterfinals in Melbourne, but Tsonga earned a measure of revenge with a quarterfinal win at the French Open. "Its a good opportunity for me to play him again," said Tsonga. "Its always nice to play against such a good player. The tournament continues for me and Im feeling good." Murray, a three-time Aussie Open runner-up, is battling back pain, but has shown no ill effects yet. "Ive recovered well after the matches," the reigning Wimbledon champ said about his back. "You know, from time to time a bit of stiffness and soreness, but for the most part its been good." Next up for the Scotsman will be French lucky loser Stephane Robert, who has played his way into the fourth round after entering the tournament following the withdrawal of Philip Kohlschreiber. "I dont know him personally, so maybe next tournament when I see him Im going to tell him, like, thank you," Robert said when asked if he had spoken with the German. Spains Roberto Bautista Agut followed up his upset of fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro with a 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 romp over Frenchman Benoit Paire and will next face Bulgarias Grigor Dimitrov, a four-set winner over 11th-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic. The fourth round starts Sunday with a quartet of matches. Djokovic will continue his push for a fourth straight Aussie Open crown against Italys Fabio Fognini, while third-seeded David Ferrer will square off against Germanys Florian Mayer. Switzerlands Stanislas Wawrinka will face Spains Tommy Robredo and Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic will battle South Africas Kevin Anderson. ' ' '

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 on: October 29, 2014, 12:16:54 am 
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Boston, MA (Sports Network) - George Kottaras hit the go-ahead homer in the third, and Randy Wolf turned in seven solid innings as Milwaukee downed Boston, 4-2, in the middle test of a three-game interleague set from Fenway Park. These guys are really hard to beat in this ballpark, and it took a great game by everyone to do it, said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. Rickie Weeks and Corey Hart began the game with back-to-back homers for the Brewers, who won for the second time in six contests. Wolf (5-4) gave up two runs on nine hits with a walk while fanning three. John Axford worked a perfect ninth to earn his 19th save. Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Mike Cameron picked up second-inning RBI for the Red Sox, who lost for just the second time in their last 14 games. Jon Lester (9-3) failed in his bid to become baseballs first 10-game winner. He allowed seven hits and four runs -- three earned -- with eight strikeouts and three walks over eight full frames. Kottaras, who served as a backup catcher with the Red Sox in 2008 and 09, reached the seats beyond the bullpen in right to start the third and provide a 3-2 margin for the visitors. It was a big part of the game, with us going ahead and them coming back, Kottaras said about his long blast. There was a momentum shift in the game but Randy pitched well to hold it down. Later in the frame, Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder worked two-out walks, and Casey McGehees base hit scored Braun to put Milwaukee up 4-2. Wolf held the Sox in check from there, not allowing a runner past second for the duration of his outing. Lester matched his counterpart, retiring the side in order in the fourth and eighth innings and also not allowing a runner past second. We just couldnt get anything going, said Red Sox manager Terry Francona about Milwaukees starter, whom he managed in Philadelphia from 1999-2000. 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Hes played 13 seasons with Montreal. <a href="http://www.officialrams.us.com/Black-Brian-Quick-Rams-Jersey.html">Brian Quick</a>.5 forward somersault dive may have fallen a little short on Sunday, but the two-time Olympic silver medallist says he feels encouraged by his performance at the Montreal Canada Cup.MILAN, Italy -- Luca Toni scored again to help Hellas Verona thrash relegation-threatened Catania 4-0 in Serie A on Sunday to boost its European chances as Parma lost 1-0 at Cagliari. Verona remained level on points with Torino and Lazio in the race for sixth place and the final Europa League spot. "We have nothing to lose in the race for Europe," Toni said. "Well be fired up, we know we can go down in history. Well see what will happen in three weeks time." Torino beat Udinese 2-0 while Lazio won by the same scoreline at relegation-threatened Livorno. The results saw Torino, Lazio and Verona move a point above AC Milan and Parma. "We werent as strong and determined as usual, thats the main thing about this match," Parma coach Roberto Donadoni said. "We werent ourselves in the first half, but even so we didnt give much to Cagliari. "Then two incidents determined the final result: the penalty and the sending off of one our players meant we were chasing the game with a numerical disadvantage. Now we have to try and get the maximum of points, in other words nine points in three matches, working as hard as we can." Also, 10-man Sampdoria fought back to beat Chievo Verona 2-1 and Genoa drew 1-1 at Atalanta. Verona got off to the perfect start when Catania goalkeeper Alberto Frison palmed away Juan Iturbes shot and Toni fired in the rebound in the sixth minute. Toni thought he had doubled his tally in the 28th when he headed home for what would have been his 20th goal of the season. However, the Italian league later awarded it as an own goal by Frison after watching video evidence which showed the effort had rebounded off the post and in off the goalkeeper. "Before I didnt believe I could win the top goalscorers award this season," Toni said. "It would be something extraordinary at 36 years of age." Marquinho extended Veronas lead on the stroke of halftime with a low drive following Juanitos pass. Juanito saw a shot turned onto the post by Frison moments later, but the Argentinian did get onto the scoresheet in the 75th with a curled effort into the far corner.dddddddddddd Ciro Immobile remained on course for the top goalscorer award as he scored his 21st goal of the season for Torino. Omar El Kaddouri had given Torino the lead in the 15th when he weaved his way into the left of the area before firing into the near side of goal. Parma was looking to get back on track after just one win in its past seven matches. But it was Cagliari which broke the deadlock in the 35th minute after Alessandro Lucarelli took down Daniele Dessena, right in front of the referee who pointed straight to the penalty spot. Mauricio Pinilla converted, sending Parma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante the wrong way. Parmas hopes of getting back into the game evaporated early in the second half following a moment of madness from Felipe, who was sent off for pushing Luca Rossettini in the face. The Brazilian had to be dragged away by Pinilla and faces a lengthy ban. Both teams needed points in Livorno, with the home side desperate to avoid relegation and Lazio chasing a Europa League spot. Livorno gifted Lazio the lead in the 15th minute as goalkeeper Francesco allowed Stefano Mauris angled volley to squirm between him and the near post. Lazio doubled its lead six minutes after the break when former Livorno winger Antonio Candreva scored a penalty after Leandro Rinaudo was harshly adjudged to have handled. Livorno remained in penultimate position in the standings, three points off safety, and five behind Chievo. In the evening match, Paolo De Ceglies first goal in more than two years appeared to be enough to secure victory for Genoa and snap a four-match losing streak. Genoa managed to last most of the second half with 10 men after Daniele Portanova was sent off five minutes after the break for a foul on German Denis. Mattia Perin saved the resulting penalty. However, Atalantas pressure finally paid off eight minutes from time. Perin pulled off a stunning save to deny Guglielmo Stendardo but Giuseppe De Luca -- who was clearly offside -- put the rebound into the empty net with an overhead kick. ' ' '

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 on: October 29, 2014, 12:15:20 am 
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HALLE, Germany -- Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Gerry Weber Open on Saturday to rest ahead of Wimbledon. Nadal said the grueling physical demands of recent weeks, including the French Open, led to his decision to withdraw from the grass-court event. The 11-time Grand Slam winner plays fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in Sundays French Open final, after coming through a ferocious five-set encounter with top-ranked Novak Djokovic in Fridays semifinal. "After these past months and all the matches I have been able to play my doctors have recommended to rest after Roland Garros," said Nadal, whose place will be taken by wildcard Mischa Zverev of Germany. Nadals withdrawal leaves Roger Federer as the favourite to win his sixth title at the Halle tournament, which begins Monday. Nadal said he would begin grass-court preparations a few days after his eighth French Open final. "We all know the transition is not easy and after these past months I have to approach this in a different way," the 27-year-old Nadal said. Nadal played in Halle last year despite suffering knee problems. He was knocked out in the last-16 by beaten finalist Philipp Kohlschreiber and was eventually forced to take a long injury lay-off after Wimbledon. "It is a shame and regrettable that Rafael cannot come, but I can understand his decision," said tournament director Ralf Weber. "I know that it was not an easy one to take, but the players health comes first." <a href="http://www.shopbroncosus.com/women-malik-jackson-broncos-jersey-sale/">Malik Jackson</a>. Madrid lost Cristiano Ronaldo to injury early in the match and failed to create any clear scoring chances after the Portugal forwards exit. His team now trails city and Champions League final rival Atletico Madrid by four points with two games to play. <a href="http://www.shopbroncosus.com/women-tj-ward-broncos-jersey-sale/">T.J. 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In the eyes of Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, the two-time defending NBA champions pretty much botched the whole thing.TORONTO - Kyle Lowry laid flat in the centre of the key, hands on his head as he stared straight up at the top of the Air Canada Centre, likely seeing nothing at all, having just missed the biggest shot of his eight-year career. Although, technically it was not a shot. With their season on the line, the ball was in Lowrys hands, deservedly so. The clock showed 6.2 seconds as the Raptors inbounded, trailing by only one in the dying moments of a deciding Game 7. Jason Kidd and his Nets team had little doubt the ball would find Lowry. The star point guard caught the pass, with Deron Williams draped all over him, and went straight toward the rim as Kevin Garnett came over to trap. Lowry split the two defenders and floated a shot up at the basket just as Paul Pierce entered the fray in time to block it. As the buzzer sounded, putting an end to Torontos magical season, Lowry - the teams heart and soul - fell to the court. What was going through his head? "Whats not?" he shot back. DeMar DeRozan was the first one to come over. Crouching over the sprawled out Lowry, DeRozan offered up some words of encouragement. "He said, If anyone is taking that shot, Im living and dying with you taking it and trying to get that shot off," Lowry recounted after the Raptors heartbreaking 104-103 Game 7 loss. "It was one of those things, a brotherly moment." DeRozan helped the point guard up and the Raptors two best players walked off the court - Lowry with his jersey over his face - to a rousing ovation from their appreciative fans. "It was big time," Amir Johnson said of the scene. "Just them showing their appreciation, how well we did this season and how hard we worked. So it was a sad moment but bittersweet, I guess." The Raptors couldnt hide their disappointment after falling just short of advancing to the Conference Semifinals Sunday afternoon, it was written all over their faces, but they have no reason to hang their heads. The sellout ACC crowd stood and chanted in salute of their team, the game - however frustrating - served as a good reminder of why. With five minutes left, the Raptors appeared dead in the water. Frustrated and coming undone in the moment, down 10, their season was on life support but, like hes done so many times before, Dr. Lowry refused to let them die. Lowry scored 13 of his game-high 28 points in the final quarter and the Raptors came storming back. That resiliency has been their most admirable quality all year. They had led the NBA in fourth-quarter scoring differential, earning 11 comeback wins, eight more than the season prior. "Were going to fight until our last breath," said DeRozan after scoring 18 points, playing with the flu, as Casey revealed following the game. "Were going to leave it out there, every single thing we have there on the court.dddddddddddd" "We battled," added Johnson, who recorded his first playoff double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out early in the fourth quarter. "I would go to war with these guys any day and they showed a lot of pride and a lot of heart tonight. We just ran out of time." Lowry and his unwavering resolve have a lot to do with the teams late-game tenacity and so, with their season in the balance, they had no qualms with letting him decide their fate. "That young man did everything he could to get to the basket," Casey said of Lowry on the final possession. It was what they had drew up, Lowry going to the rim, though it was a slight variation of what was intended, with poor spacing that ultimately led to the blocked shot. "He tried to will his way to get that extra point." One point separated the teams Sunday and after 11 meetings - in the regular season and playoffs - Toronto and Brooklyn each scored 1,070 points. The series was as close as they come. "We were right there," Casey pointed out, and if a few calls from another highly critiqued officiating crew went their way they may have pulled it out. But in the end, the Nets were the better team Sunday and that was the case, more often than not, throughout the series. Joe Johnson - the best player on either side over the seven-game span - proved un-guardable again, scoring half of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, while the Raptors youth and inexperience continued to rear its head. Although Terrence Ross turned in his best game of the series, securing the steal that made Torontos final possession possible, the bar had been set low. Fellow sophomore Jonas Valanciunas scored just three points to go along with five rebounds in one of the quietest outings of his brief career. As a team, the Raptors wanted to go further, they believed they were ready and came just one play short of proving it. Even after the loss, with their season now over, the progress theyve made does not go to waste. Three of their starters had never appeared in a playoff game. Only four players on their roster had ever experienced a Game 7, no one has emerged victorious from one. This experience is invaluable and can only serve them well, both individually and as a collective, going forward. "Im proud of our guys," Casey said. "Nobody gave them a snowballs chance in you know where to be here. They competed all year. This group has a lot of stuff in front of them, a lot of basketball in front of them. The organization is in a great spot." "This playoff run is nothing but positive for these young men and anyone that thinks any different doesnt know basketball." ' ' '

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 on: October 29, 2014, 12:12:44 am 
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Mike Richards will not be bought out by the Los Angeles Kings. Kings general manager Dean Lombardi told the Los Angeles Times in an interview Friday that Richards will remain with the team but must improve in training. "The biggest thing in the meeting with Michael - the important thing - is that he realized hes going to have to make some adjustments in his offseason training," Lombardi said.  The 29-year-old forward has six years remaining on the 12-year deal he signed prior to the 2008-09 season with the Philadelphia Flyers worth a total value of $29 million. A buyout would have cost the Kings $19.3 million over the next 12 years. In 82 games with the Kings last season, Richards scored 11 goals and added 30 assists. He would add three goals and seven assists in 26 playoff games as part of the Kings run to the 2014 Stanley Cup. Once the captain of the Flyers, Richards has seen his offensive production fall off in recent years. A 30-plus goal-scorer in 2008-09 and 2009-10, Richards has only once cracked the 20-goal plateau in Los Angeles. Lombardi said in the interview he would have to trust Richards in his promise to improve his conditioning and play in time for next season. "As long as he looked me in the eye and made that promise that he would make the commitment in the offseason …Essentially, I have to trust him. Once that deadline goes, were locked in," Lombardi said. Originally drafted 24th overall by the Flyers at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Richards has scored 174 goals and 292 assists in 657 career games with the Kings and Flyers. Richards was also a member of the 2010 Canadian Olympic team that won gold at the Vancouver Games. <a href="http://www.shopjerseyssaints.com/authentic-patrick-robinson-pink-jersey/">Patrick Robinson Authentic Jersey</a>. Kershaw allowed one run in 6 2-3 innings of a 3-1 victory over Arizona in the March 22 opener at Sydney. 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Arencibia cracked a two-run shot and both Jose Bautista and Kelly Johnson added solo home runs in Wednesdays 8-1 victory which was fueled by an 11-3 advantage in hits. Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda was reached for seven runs and eight hits, including three home runs, in five innings. "It was a good offensive night up and down the lineup," said Blue Jays manager John Farrell. Bautista has four homers in his last six games, and belted 43 a year ago for Toronto, which ended a three-game slide and is 1-2 on a seven-game homestand which continues with a three-game set versus the New York Mets. Toronto starter Kyle Drabek was solid in seven innings of work, giving up one run on three hits. The young right-hander fanned five and walked four, and won for the first time since April 15. Prior to the game, Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie received a four-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his aggressive actions toward umpire Bill Miller during Tuesdays game against the Rays. Lawries tirade included throwing his helmet in Millers vicinity. Lawrie, who elected to appeal the suspension, went 0-for-4 with a run scored. On Thursday, the club announced that Lawrie has dropped his suspension and will start serving his four-games tonight. Blue Jays rookie starter Drew Hutchison has two wins in five starts this season and will try to make it three in six tonight. Hutchison won his last outing in Saturdays 2-1 victory at Minnesota, as he delivered six innings of one-run ball, four strikkeouts and four walks.dddddddddddd The young righty is 2-1 in five trips to the mound and owns a 5.53 ERA in that stretch. Hutchison will be put to the test Thursday versus the Yankees. New York has dropped two in a row since winning four of five games, and will close out a four-game trek Thursday. Kuroda couldnt keep the Yankees out of the loss column for a second straight night with his miserable performance and Mark Teixeira drove in the teams only run in the sixth inning. The Yankees were stymied by Drabek and couldnt solve the right-hander. "He kept the ball on the ground tonight and thats what he is, a groundball pitcher," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of Drabek. "It seems like we werent able to lay off the sinkers that were out of the zone and he took advantage of that." The Yankees will try to get the bats going again tonight and have scored two runs or less three times in the last four games -- all losses. Following their visit to Canada, the Bronx Bombers will return to Yankee Stadium for a six- game residency versus Cincinnati and Kansas City. New York will hand the ball to Phil Hughes Thursday and he is riding a personal two-game winning streak. Hughes ended a two-game slide on May 6 in a 10-4 win at Kansas City by holding the hosts to three runs in 6 2/3 innings. He then fired 7 2/3 innings and yielded one run in Saturdays 6-2 win at home versus the Mariners. Hughes, a right-hander, has won three of his last five starts and is 3-4 with a 5.50 ERA in seven outings this season. He has faced Toronto 17 times (10 starts) in his career and is 3-3 with a 4.66 ERA, spanning 63 2/3 innings. New York went 11-7 against Toronto a year ago and has won six of the past nine matchups between the clubs. ' ' '

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 on: October 29, 2014, 12:10:33 am 
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The Los Angeles Kings hope to lock up their second Stanley Cup title in three seasons Wednesday, when they try to complete a sweep of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Listen to the game on TSN Radio and watch live streaming of the post-game news conferences on TSN.ca and TSN GO. The Kings own a 3-0 lead heading into Game 4 of the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Finals. Los Angeles won the first two tilts of this series on home ice, posting comeback victories to win Games 1 and 2 beyond regulation before grabbing Mondays Game 3 meeting in New York by a 3-0 score. L.A., which beat New Jersey in six games for the franchises first Cup victory in 2012, can become the first NHL team to win the Stanley Cup Finals in a sweep since Detroit claimed four straight against Washington in 1998. However, the Kings also held a 3-0 lead over the Devils in 2012 but then dropped two straight before clinching the title on home ice in Game 6. The Rangers, meanwhile, will try to stave off elimination in Game 4 and send the series back to L.A. for a fifth meeting on Friday. New York is still shooting for its first win in the Stanley Cup Finals since 1994, when it beat Vancouver in seven games for its first title since 1940. The first Cup Finals game at Madison Square Garden in 20 years didnt go the way the Rangers planned, as the Kings used a strong performance by Jonathan Quick to deliver a 3-0 win and push New York to the brink of elimination. Quick made 32 saves to record his second shutout of the 2014 postseason and ninth of his playoff career. Jeff Carter, Jake Muzzin and Mike Richards all scored for the Kings, who needed overtime in Game 1 and double-overtime in Game 2 to win their two games at home. They got a late goal in the first period in Game 3, however, then scored twice more in the second to back Quicks stellar effort. "It was a playoff hockey game. We were trying to win a hockey game," said Quick. "We did a lot of things the right way. We were able to do that. Now we get ready for the next one. The fourth one is always the most difficult." The Rangers were playing their first home game in the Cup Finals since a Game 7 win against Vancouver on June 14, 1994. New York was hoping a familiar setting would get them in the win column, but that was not the case. The Rangers were unable to solve Quick, though, and Henrik Lundqvist was victimized for all three goals on just 15 shots. "He was obviously the best player on the ice tonight," said New York head coach Alain Vigneault about Quick. "Give them credit, though, because they found a way to put the puck past a real good goaltender and we couldnt do it." If New York is to win this series, it will have to do something only four other teams have done in NHL playoff history -- win four straight games after falling in a 3-0 hole. One of those clubs is the Kings, who rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat the San Jose Sharks in the first round of this years playoffs. The only time a team erased a 3-0 deficit to win the Cup was in 1942 when Toronto defeated Detroit. Shortly after killing off a New York penalty and with time winding down in the first period, the Kings skated down the other way. Justin Williams gained the zone through the middle, slipping over to the right before sending a short pass back to his left. Carter took the feed and snapped a shot from the top of the right circle that hit off the tip of the left skate blade of a diving Dan Girardi and in off the glove of Lundqvist with just 0.8 seconds left. It was the first time the Kings had a lead in a game since the third period of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals, a span of 249:14. "Well, I know there wasnt a lot of shots on net," said Lundqvist about the goal. "But we felt we played a real good period, the pace was good, there wasnt a lot of room, both teams were battling real hard for ice. That was their only chance in the first period. We out-chanced them 4-1. We had some real good looks. Stuff like that happens." Muzzin made it 2-0 L.A. less than five minutes into the second stanza when his shot from the point hit off Rangers forward Martin St. Louis before beating Lundqvist, who was screened in front by Carter. Richards then completed the scoring with 2:46 left in the second period. Los Angeles forward Anze Kopitar had an assist in the game and has 21 helpers in the postseason. His 26 points leads all skaters in the postseason, while Carter and Williams are tied for second with 24 each. Williams has recorded a point in five straight games, and has two goals and seven assists over that span. If the Rangers are to make a series of this, they will likely need forward Rick Nash to contribute on offense. 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"We knew we had to win," Leverkusen striker Eren Derdiyok said.TSN Baseball Insider Steve Phillips answers several questions each week. This weeks topics include the Blue Jays handling of Adam Linds injury, the As and Cubs trade, biggest surprises and disappointments, and Brian McCann in New York. 1) Toronto Blue Jays DH Adam Lind is out for six-to-eight weeks after being diagnosed with a fracture in his right foot. He was originally hurt on June 14th and the injury was diagnosed by the club as a deep bruise following a CT scan. What, if anything, does this say about how the Blue Jays handled his injury? Things like this happen. It is embarrassing for an organization though when it does. It is particularly embarrassing to the medical department of the team. The teams head physician has some questions to answer. As a general manager, I became a doctor, lawyer, psychiatrist, accountant and motivational speaker depending upon the situation.  That being said, general managers are only doctors in so far as they understand what happens with baseball injuries.  Only the team physician is qualified to diagnose injuries.  Only the doctor writes up the prescription for diagnostic tests.  General managers can play devils advocate and challenge a doctors thinking but that is it.  Clearly the doctor struck out on this one.  Lind did what players do; they play with pain.  Players are taught to learn the difference between pain and injury.  When the pain didnt go away, Lind realized he might be dealing with an injury.  Actually, it was Linds mom who finally pushed him to request an MRI.   I am not sure why an MRI is not part of the immediate diagnostic protocol for contusion injuries like this.  It should be and probably will be from now on.  Too many mistakes like this and the Jays may have to consider a new team doctor even for someone who has been around for a long time.  Remember, mother knows best! 2) Late last week, the Oakland As beat the rush and acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel for their top prospect Addison Russell and two other prospects.  What did you make of not only the timing of the deal, but also what each team got? I have always been a firm believer that teams in the playoff hunt should go for it when they have the chance.  The Oakland As went for it in a big way with this deal.  The As were the best team in the game before the trade and this further reinforced that position.  One of the big knocks against Billy Beane, As General Manager, is that his teams have been good enough to make the playoffs but not good enough to win once they are there.  In other words, they were built to win over 162 games but lacked the impact to win in a short series.  With the acquisition of Samardzija and Hammel the As added the kind of starting pitching that gives them a much better shot of getting to the playoffs and winning games when they are there.  Beane gave up an extraordinary talent in Addison Russell.  It was the right thing to do.  Prospects get general managers fired.  When I had a chance to win I gave up whatever prospect I needed in order to land players that would help me win now.  For every prospect that fulfills his ultimate potential, there are 20 who do not.  Even if the prospect that is traded becomes a great player the time value of the veteran player to help a team win now is worth it.  Teams that win World Series take calculated risks in order to win.  They sign a big free agent.  They make a trade.  They give up a top prospect to get the final piece to the puzzle.  When I made the tough decision to fire coaches from under my manager, Bobby Valentine, it worked.  My owner said it was a $30 million decision.  We ended up going to the playoffs and then to the NLCS.  We didnt make $30 million but the swing was that significant.  If we had fallen apart that year we would have sold fewer tickets that season and it would have negatively impacted ticket and sponsorship sales the next year too.  Instead, making the playoffs allowed more ticket sales that season.  It included money made while in the playoffs and it generated excitement for the sale of tickets the following season.  The Cubs made a great trade.  So many times when teams are sellers at the deadline they try to acquire talent to fit a particular role.  Theo Epstein, Cubs GM, didnt do that.  He acquired the best possible talent regardless of the role.  Russell is an exciting blue chip shortstop prospect.  The Cubs already have young veteran Starling Castro and top prospect, Javier Baez, in the organization.  The Cubs cant win with three shortstops but Epstein understands that he can turn one of them into whatever he wants.  This was a win-win deal for both sides.  The As are going to win more now but the Cubs will be winners soon enough too. 3) With the All-Star Break nearly upon us, which player or teams have been the biggest surprise to you, and which have been the biggest disappointments? As we head into the All-Star break, my most pleasant surprise is the Milwaukee Brewers.  I actually thought they would be in the hunt for a Wild Card spot this year but they have been even better than expected.  Manager Ron Roenicke made a bold move when he replaced his closer a day before the season.  Francisco Rodriguez has been nearly perfect. ; The Brewers are winning the games they are supposed to win.ddddddddddddnbsp; The starting rotation has been consistently effective and gives them a chance to win every night.  Offensively, they have a deep and productive lineup. They are second in the NL in runs scored.  The Brewers have five players with double-digit home runs and five with 40+ RBI.  With the injury to Cards catcher Yadier Molina and the numerous other injuries, the Cards may be done.  Plus the Cardinals have struggled offensively. In 2013 they hit .330 with runners in scoring position while this year they are only hitting .246 in similar situations. The Reds have been bitten by the injury bug as well as they lost Brandon Phillips in a similar way that the Cards lost Molina.  Homer Bailey has struggled this year and he left yesterdays game with an apparent knee injury. They had significant lost time from Matt Latos and Aroldis Chapman, while Jay Bruce and others have underperformed.  The Pirates look a bit like the Pirates again. Everything seems to be going in the Brewers favor.  It is their division to lose. The biggest disappointment is the Boston Red Sox.  It is always difficult to repeat but I did not anticipate a last place finish.  This team resembles the Bobby Valentine team from 2012.  The team that won the World Series a year ago led the AL in runs scored by a significant margin (+59 on next closest team).  This years team has scored the fewest runs in the league.  Certainly they miss Jacoby Ellsbury, but this much?  The Sox last year stole 123 bases and were caught only 19 times.  So far this year they have stolen only 28 bases while being caught 19 times.  The 2013 World Series champs hit 178 home runs while this years version is on pace for 116 homers.  So no power and no speed equals no winning.  I dont anticipate this Sox team to make the kind of run necessary to get back in the playoff hunt.  John Lester and Clay Buchholz arent nearly the pitchers they were a year ago. The Red Sox are going to be sellers this year, not buyers.  4)  This past week, Atlanta Braves hitting coach Terry Pendelton said, “New York is not Brian (McCann). Thats my opinion. I knew if he chose New York, there would be more than he expected or knew about. Hell never be comfortable with that …”  He obviously doesnt think that Brian McCann has the temperament necessary to handle New York.  Pendelton may be right.  Not everyone can handle the game in New York, it is a different market than any other city.  There are more beat writers and columnist and bloggers in NY than anywhere else. The talk radio is vicious when things are going well.  Can you imagine how bad it can be when things are going poorly?  McCann is an easy-going southern boy from just outside of Atlanta.  He has the kind of background that New York can chew up and spit out. One of the most significant challenges for ball players in New York is that fans boo when they are unhappy and frustrated.  This can paralyze even the most talented players.  Back when I was general manager I made a trade to acquire Hall of Famer Robbie Alomar.  He had just come off a season with the Indians in which he hit .300 with 20 homers, 20 stolen bases, 100 RBI and 100 runs scored.  We got off to a slow start the next year and Alomar and the rest of the team got booed.  Alomar was paralyzed by the booing and never performed like the Hall of Famer he was.  Pendeltons comments came at a perfect time.  Not because of McCann but because this is the last All-Star game that we have to honor Derek Jeter.  What Jeter has done in New York is absolutely amazing.  He was rarely, if ever, booed in New York.  He played there for 20 years and never put himself in a position to be booed.  That is remarkable.  Jeter is as consistent a player and person that baseball has ever seen.  He got the job done in the field and at the plate.  He always delivered.  If the Yankees needed a leadoff hit, he got on base.  If they needed a stolen base, he swiped one.  If they needed a homer, he crushed one.  If the Yankees needed a great defensive play, he dove in the stands and made one.  His way to overcome booing is to never give them a reason to boo you. Even more remarkable to me is how Jeter lived his life off the field in the fishbowl that is New York City.  He was never in the gossip columns of the tabloids.  He was never at the center of a scandal.  In an era where everyone has camera phones, the fact that Jeter has never been caught in a compromising position is remarkable. So in a week where we wonder whether a Yankee can handle playing in New York, we celebrate one that has done it better than anyone else.  Derek Jeter is an extraordinary leader.  Maybe one of his last acts of leadership will be to help Brian McCann cope with New York. I have a love/hate relationship with Jeter.  I hated him because he always found a way to beat my teams. I loved him because I have such respect for the way he has carried himself on and off the field.  He is as classy as any player ever. Baseball will miss Jeter.  I for one will watch the All-Star Game on Tuesday to celebrate Derek Jeter.  I hope you do too. ' ' '

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills have fired linebackers coach Chuck Driesbach in what is regarded as a surprise move. The team announced the decision in a one-sentence release on Monday afternoon. Driesbach was in his first season in Buffalo, and joined the team after spending 36 seasons at the college level. He was responsible for coaching inside linebackers. That group included NFL defensive rookie of the year candidate Kiko Alonso. Driesbach also had ties with Bills first-year defensive co-ordinator Mike Pettine. He becomes the second assistant on rookie coach Doug Marrones staff to be fired after the Bills finished with a 6-10 record. Receivers coach Ike Hilliard was fired a day after the season ended because of what Marrone called "a difference in philosophy." <a href="http://www.officialredskins.us.com/Black-Dexter-Manley-Redskins-Jersey.html">Dexter Manley Redskins Jersey</a>. 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Defenceman Cody Ceci has been called up by the Senators as Jared Cowen is out due to a suspension and Marc Methot is sidelined with the flu. Craig Anderson gets the start in goal for the Senators. The Senators handed the Sabres just their second win in their last 10 games, falling 2-1 in the shootout in Buffalo on Tuesday. Zemgus Girgensons scored in regulation before netting the winner in the 10-round tiebreaker for the Sabres. Ottawa fell to 2-3-2 in its last seven games overall despite 35 saves from Robin Lehner. The Sens have gone to a shootout in their last three games, losing two of those. Milan Michalek scored in regulation for Ottawa, which plays three straight and nine of its next 11 at home. "I thought we came on the road and we got a point, which is good," Senators coach Paul MacLean said. "Were still gaining some traction in our game and a lot of things went good for us." Cowen will miss the back end of this home-and-home set after getting hit with a two-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Girgensons on Tuesday. The check came late in the third period after Girgensons received a long pass just over the blue line in the Ottawa zone. Cowen was not penalized on the play.dddddddddddd Lehner fell to 0-1-1 with a 2.45 GAA in two career games versus the Sabres. Buffalo meanwhile, improved their strong record in the shootout with the win. "We havent had a chance to win a lot of games," goaltender Ryan Miller said. "I want to win some games. So, if this is going to be my opportunity to win a game for any number of games, I got to take it and give these guys some confidence." Miller and the Sabres are 4-0 in shootouts this season and the netminder passed Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers for the most shootout wins in NHL history with 46. The Sabres matched a season high with 36 shots on net Tuesday and improved to 7-4 all-time in shootouts versus the Senators. They beat Ottawa for only the third time in the past 10 meetings overall and have lost three of the last four as the visitor in this series. Miller gets the start again tonight and is 7-4-2 with a 2.03 goals against average versus the Senators since the start of the 2010-11 season. Forward Cody Hodgson is out with a lower body injury and Ville Leino is back in after being a healthy scratch on Tuesday. Ottawas Craig Anderson is 8-3-1 with a 2.41 GAA in his career when facing Buffalo. That includes a 35-save shutout in a 1-0 victory at Buffalo on Oct. 4, Andersons second career shutout versus the Sabres. ' ' '

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 on: October 29, 2014, 12:07:29 am 
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PORT CHARLOTTE, Florida – Aaron Sanchez was so impressive on Friday afternoon against the Rays big league line-up, he had Tampa Bays hitters giving him props to catcher Dioner Navarro. "Theyve never seen him," said Navarro. "Theyve never faced him and they get this young, lanky, tall guy whos throwing cheese and hes got pretty good movement. I think his composure on the mound was pretty good, his demeanour was pretty good, his body language, everything around him was pretty good today." Sanchez played the role of top prospect, shutting out the Rays over five-and-a-third innings in Torontos 5-0 win. He allowed three hits, all singles, and walked three, but helped his cause be forcing three double-play balls. One each came off the bats of Evan Longoria and Wil Myers. Sanchez struck out two, his fastball was clocked consistently in the mid-90s and his patented curveball was sharp. "It was extremely impressive, theres no doubt about it," said pitching coach Pete Walker. "He came out throwing strikes. He was composed. Faced their line-up, Im sure close to their opening day line-up, faced all their big hitters and certainly handled them pretty well. Pounded the zone, got ahead of the hitters, didnt work from behind in the count, showed an explosive fastball and, like I said, a lot of poise and a lot of ground-ball outs." Watching Sanchez pitch on Saturday, its easy to fall in love with his stuff, his composure, and easy to forget about where he is in his career. The Blue Jays have taken great care, some would say too much care, since drafting him 34th-overall in 2010. Hes only 21, turns 22 on Canada Day, and hasnt thrown a pitch in pro ball above High-A Dunedin. Sanchez hasnt exceeded 100 innings in three pro seasons, although factoring in Arizona Fall League appearances, combined with his time in Dunedin, he tossed 109 2/3 last year. If the Blue Jays increase his innings load by 20 per cent this year, hed throw approximately 130. A 30 per cent increase and Sanchez would throw about 140 innings. He authored a 3.34 ERA in 22 appearances, 20 starts, for Dunedin in 2013. His strikeouts per nine innings dropped to 7.8, but that was by design. Hes worked to become a better ground ball pitcher, which was evidenced by the double play turns in Fridays game. Its tempting for a coaching staff that can see the future but knows another failed season likely means it wont be a part of it; a coaching staff which knows theres at least one glaring hole in the current composition of its starting rotation. "I guess it would be hard not to just from watching and laying eyes on him," said Walker of whether he thinks about Sanchez breaking camp. "But obviously we want to make sure hes ready when the time comes." Hes an affable young man, but also smart. Sanchez doesnt make much noise around the clubhouse; he knows his role as a young player. Hes the Blue Jays top pitching prospect but restricts the projection of swagger and confidence to his mound appearances. "Its good to get my feet wet," said Sanchez of his first big league camp. "Coming into camp, for me, it was to soak everything all in, learn from the veteran guys, just go out and have fun." "I think some of the intangible things that you try to look for in young players in an atmosphere that can be uncomfortable at times, you know, is he so reserved? Is he getting involved in the drills and some of the meetings? Hes handled himself very well and that says a lot about his character and who he is," said bench coach DeMarlo Hale, who served as manager on Friday. It remains to be seen whether Sanchez will throw again for the Blue Jays in spring training. Walker will sit down with manager John Gibbons and draw up a schedule. Sanchez likely starts his season at Double-A New Hampshire. A good showing there and its next stop, Buffalo. Or, maybe, Toronto. THE PIGGYBACK Theres been open musing in the press box about the idea of Dustin McGowan joining R.A. Dickey, Brandon Morrow, Mark Buehrle and Drew Hutchison in the starting rotation. Why not cap McGowan at four or five innings as he builds up arm strength and piggyback him with one of two long relievers, either Esmil Rogers or Todd Redmond? "Still trying to sort through it," said pitching coach Pete Walker when presented with the idea. "Obviously, theres still some time left in spring training. Guys are going to get the ball; get their opportunities to stand out right now. Obviously, Dustin looked great yesterday and Sanchez looked great today and the other guys, Redmond and Rogers, have thrown the ball well. Obviously, wed like to see [J.A.] Happ pitch well on the 25th and well continue to take a look at how it works out." Walker didnt have the opportunity to speak to McGowan before leaving for Port Charlotte, but said reports are the 31-year-old "felt fine" after throwing three scoreless innings against the Phillies on Thursday. TUIASOSOPOS NUMBERS General manager Alex Anthopoulos ist shy about scouring the waiver wire for players. On Thursday, he picked up Matt Tuiasosopo from the Diamondbacks. "Played well for the Tigers last year and we had good reports on him," said Anthopoulos in a statement. "He gives us a right-handed bat that gives us positional versatility. Obviously, there isnt a lot of time left but hell come in and compete for a spot." Time is of the essence and Tuiasosopo is going to need more of it than usual to join the ballclub. He was in Australia, where the Diamondbacks are opening their regular season with two games against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Its difficult to see, on the surface, where Tuiasosopo fits in. Hes a right-handed bat who got off to a strong start with the Tigers last season, hitting six of his seven home runs before the All-Star break, including four in a personal five-game span between June 18 and July 11. He can play the corner outfield positions, first base and third base in a pinch. "Youre talking about, maybe, from the right side where there could be an option there," said bench coach DeMarlo Hale. Tuiasosopo hasnt proven he can hit left-handers at the big league level. In 194 at-bats against lefties, Tuiasosopo has hit .196/.287/.345 with eight home runs. Against right-handers, his slash line is .221/.287/.368. Over his major league career, Tuiasosopo has struck out in 31.7 per cent of his big league at-bats. By comparison, while acknowledging the sample size is small, Moises Sierra hits left-handers at a .267/.327/.478 clip with four home runs. "Decisions havent been made, Im sure of that," said Hale. "I cant speak for Alex and Gibby, but it becomes added depth and well see what hes got over these next four or five days left of spring training.” Like Sierra, Tuiasosopo is out of options, meaning he would first have to pass through waivers before being assigned to the minor leagues. If the Blue Jays go with an eight-man bullpen to start the season, carrying both is out of the question. The back-up catcher, likely Erik Kratz, and Maicer Izturis must be accounted for, which leaves only one additional roster spot. <a href="http://www.shopchiefsus.com/women-husain-abdullah-chiefs-jersey-sale/">Husain Abdullah Jersey</a>. - The Abbotsford Heat hope a last-minute goal keeps their season alive for more than one extra game. <a href="http://www.shopchiefsus.com/women-anthony-fasano-chiefs-jersey-sale/">Anthony Fasano</a>. Miller finished in two minutes, 6.09 seconds, one day before the first medal race on the Alpine schedule. 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Rodriguez was among 14 players suspended last summer following MLBs investigation of a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned substances. Given the harshest punishment, A-Rod was the only player to contest his penalty. The Major League Baseball Players Association filed a grievance, arguing Rodriguezs 211-game ban was unwarranted or at the very least excessive. Rodriguez also sued MLB and Selig in October, accusing them of "vigilante justice" as part of a "witch hunt" against him. Horowitz presided over 12 days of hearings last fall highlighted by Rodriguezs decision not to testify. Horowitz concluded on Jan. 11 there was "clear and convincing evidence" Rodriguez used three banned substances over the course of three years -- human growth hormone, testosterone and Insulin-like growth factor 1. Horowitz also ruled A-Rod twice tried to obstruct baseballs investigation, but he nonetheless reduced the suspension to 162 games plus the 2014 post-season after weighing it against baseballs "just cause" standard. Rodriguez sued MLB and the union two days later in federal court in Manhattan, claiming the arbitration process was flawed. But the Supreme Court has established narrow grounds for overturning arbitrators decisions, and legal experts said Rodriguez had virtually no chance of succeeding in his attempt to have Horowitzs decision vacated. Without making any admissions, Rodriguezs lawyers filed notices of dismissal in both cases Friday. MLB issued a low-key statement calling the decision to end the litigation "prudent." "We believe that Mr. Rodriguezs actions show his desire to return the focus to the play of our great game on the field and to all of the positive attributes and actions of his fellow major league players," the sport said. "We share that desire." Rodriguez had angered many of his fellow players by suing his own union in an attempt to avoid a suspension. Withdrawing the lawsuits was perhaps the start of mending relationnships with fellow players.dddddddddddd "Alex Rodriguez has done the right thing by withdrawing his lawsuit," the union said in a statement. "His decision to move forward is in everyones best interest." Rodriguez in 2009 admitted he used banned substances from 2001-03 while with Texas, before baseball had penalties in place for PEDs. After MLBs investigation was sparked 13 months ago by a report in Miami New Times, Rodriguez repeatedly said he had not failed any drug test and claimed evidence provided to MLB by Anthony Bosch, founder of the Biogenesis of America clinic, was not trustworthy. When Horowitz issued his decision, the three-time AL MVP defiantly proclaimed, "No player should have to go through what I have been dealing with." He announced, "I am exhausting all options to ensure not only that I get justice, but that players contracts and rights are protected." But a few hours after the Arizona Diamondbacks became the first team this year to start spring training workouts, and with the Yankees a week from opening camp, Rodriguez folded quietly. He was in Miami on Friday and made no public remarks. "The statements that were issued say everything that needs to be said. We have no further comments on this matter," Joseph Tacopina, one of Rodriguezs nine attorneys, said in an email. Tacopina said Rodriguez no longer intended to report this month to the Yankees training camp in Tampa, Fla. Suspensions only cover regular-season games and the post-season, with exhibitions specifically exempted. Rodriguez will lose most of his $25 million salary -- Horowitz ruled he is entitled to 21-183rds, which comes to $2,868,852.46. The third baseman will be 39 when he is eligible to return in a year, and he has incentive to play during the final three seasons of his contract. The Yankees owe him $21 million in 2015 and $20 million in each of the final two seasons of the record $275 million, 10-year deal. But the 14-time All-Star has been hobbled by injuries in recent years and has not played a full season since 2007. The timing of Rodriguezs decision was set in motion by U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos, who on Jan. 30 told the players lawyers to respond by Friday to arguments from MLB and the union that the case should be dismissed. Rodriguez does have one lawsuit remaining. He sued Yankees physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad and New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York State Supreme Court in October, claiming they mishandled his medical care during the 2012 AL playoffs. Rodriguez later was diagnosed with a hip injury that required surgery and did not return to the Yankees until Aug. 5 -- hours after his suspension was announced by Selig. ' ' '

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