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GREER, S. Frank Robinson Jersey .C. -- Kyle Reifers shot an 8-under 64 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead with Trevor Murphy in the Web.com Tours BMW Charity Pro-Am. Reifers, the former Wake Forest player who won the 2006 Chattanooga Classic for his lone tour title, had nine birdies and a bogey at Green Valley Country Club to match Murphy at 12-under 132. Murphy, a former North Carolina player who has finished in the top 10 in each of his two tour starts this season, had a 66 -- also at Green Valley. Ryan Blaum and Kelly Kraft were a stroke back. Blaum shot a 66 at Green Valley, and Kraft had a 67 at The Reserve at Lake Keowee. First-round leader Blayne Barber followed his opening 63 at Green Valley with a 70 at Thornblade Club, the site of the final round, to drop into a tie for fifth at 10 under. Zach Britton Jersey . - For years William Gay kept quiet. Custom Baltimore Orioles Jerseys . Still, Milan remained five points behind city rival Inter Milan in the race for fifth place and the final Europa League berth, after Inter beat 10-man Parma 2-0. Meanwhile, Paul Pogba led the way as Juventus stayed on course for a third consecutive title with a 1-0 win over relegation-threatened Bologna.LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Right-hander Felipe Paulino and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $1.75 million, one-year contract. The deal announced Monday includes a $1.5 million option for next season and gives the White Sox a $4 million option for 2015 with a $250,000 buyout. The 30-year-old became a free agent on Nov. 20 when he refused an outright assignment to the minors from the Kansas City Royals. The ulnar collateral ligament in hhis right elbow was replaced on July 3, 2012, and he returned on June 11 this year. Adam Jones Jersey. He combined for an 0-3 record and a 6.51 ERA in seven injury rehabilitation starts over 27 2-3 innings at Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha. Paulino has a 13-32 big league record with a 4.93 ERA in 61 starts and 32 relief appearances over five seasons with Houston (2007, 2009-10), Colorado (2011) and Kansas City (2011-12). ' ' '
The extra time off between the first and second rounds of the playoffs might just give some Montreal Canadiens players time to heal. Nike Scarpe Italia Outlet . After sweeping the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday, the Habs now have over a week to rest up before their second round series against either the Boston Bruins or Detroit Red Wings. The added time could be good news for forward Alex Galchenyuk, who has been sidelined since April 9 with a knee injury. Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien thinks that the 20-year-old may be ready at some point in the second round. "Theres a chance hell play in the second round, I hope," Therrien told reporters after Fridays morning skate in Brossard, Que. "Not quite sure yet." Galchenyuk appeared in 65 games with the Habs this season, missing further time in January and February with a broken hand. He scored 13 goals and added 18 assists with a minus-12 rating over the course of the regular season. Despite a first round exit at the hands of the Ottawa Senators in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Galchenyuk was effective in his rookie playoff campaign, tallying a goal and two assists in five games. As to how injuries and the prospect of facing a veteran team like Boston or Detroit might alter his lineup plans, Therrien refused to show his hand so early. "I dont want to go there (yet)," he told reporters. "Dont forget, I like to play poker.” Scarpe Nike Scontate Italia . She was 30. The former British No. 1 died peacefully surrounded by family and friends, the Womens Tennis Association said on its website. The Kyiv-born Baltacha, who represented Britain at the 2012 London Olympics, was diagnosed with the illness in January, two months after retiring from tennis and only weeks after she married her long-time coach Nino Severino. Vendita Scarpe Nike Online . The 27-year-old forward has informed the Leafs that he will be unable to play in Monday nights home game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.After suffering an opening game, 4-0 loss to Germany, Portugal could also be in danger of losing their best player, Cristiano Ronaldo to injury. NBC Sports, citing a story in El Confidential, is reporting that Ronaldos doctor wants him to pull out of the World Cup due to a knee injury. Portuguese surgeon Jose Carlos Noronha is advising the Real Madrid star that he could risk tearing the tendon in his knee beyond repair. But backup goalkeeper Beto said that Ronaldo would be ready for Sundays showdown with the United States. "Cristiano is 100 per cent fit to play. Every matchh, if he starts to play, it is because he is fit to play, hes ready to play," Beto told The Associated Press. Scarpe Nike Scontate Del 50. "He loves football but his body is the most important thing for him ... so if he starts a match he is ready, he is fit, so I dont think that is a problem." The news comes as Ronaldo left Portugal practice early on Wednesday, applying ice to his knee and taking in the final portion of the training session from the bench, according to Portuguese sports daily Record. Neither he nor the Portuguese federation released any comment on the matter. ' ' '
LOS ANGELES, Calif. Wholesale Yeezy Boost 350 . - The Arizona Diamondbacks placed outfielder Ender Inciarte on the seven-day concussion disabled list and recalled outfielder Tony Campana from Triple-A Reno on Friday. Inciarte sustained the concussion Thursday night in Houston when he was struck in the head by Astros shortstop Jonathan Villars knee while stealing second base in the third inning. Inciarte is hitting .205 with four RBIs and four steals in 34 games for Arizona. Campana has played in 23 games for Arizona this season, hitting .160 with two RBIs and four stolen bases. He was optioned to Reno on May 2, and hit .286 with 12 RBIs and seven steals in 33 games for the Aces. Cheap Yeezy Boost 350 .com) - The Vancouver Canucks hope an upcoming stretch of home games will be enough to get the club into the postseason. Discount Yeezy 350 Sale .J. -- All those records, all for naught.KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Danny Duffy walked briskly to the mound to start the seventh inning Saturday night, ready to throw his first warm-up pitch before anybody else on his team had even taken the field. The Royals left-hander was in that kind of rhythm. Duffy went on to retire the next two batters he faced before Baltimores Adam Jones finally ended his bid for a perfect game with a single up the middle. Still, it was the best outing of his career, and came on a night when the Kansas Citys scuffling offence needed it. Billy Butler drove in the only run in the first inning in the 1-0 win over the Orioles. "I started to feel it in the seventh a little bit," Duffy said of his tantalizing perfect bid, "but I didnt think about it because my job is to get outs." Others started to think about it, though. "You keep thinking, Boy, hes got really good stuff," said Royals manager Ned Yost, who was ejected during a tense ninth inning. "He gets through the fourth and the fifth and into the sixth and you think, Boy, hes got really, really good stuff." Duffy gave up a single to Nelson Cruz to start the eighth, but Wade Davis retired the next three batters. All-Star close Greg Holland allow a hit and two walks to load the bases with two outs in the ninth, then calmly struck out Cruz for his 11th save of the season. "We found a way to get back in it in the ninth and had the right guys at the plate," said Orioles bench coach John Russell, who was acting manager as Buck Showalter attended his daughters graduation. "We scraped and scrapped. We still found a way to make it interesting." Bud Norris (2-4) was the hard-luck loser, allowing four hits and a walk in 7 1-3 innings. The lone run he allowed came in the first, when Nori Aoki led off with a single, stole second and then scored on Butlers single to centre. The hit ended a 0-for-10 slump, and gave Kansas City only its second run in the first three games of the four-game set. "The story of the day is about Duffy. That was unbelievable," Butler said. "That gives yyou a glimpse of what he could be like every time out. Discount Yeezy Boost 350. " Duffy missed most of last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, and he began this season in the bullpen after losing the competition for a rotation spot in spring training. But he was forced back into the rotation a few weeks ago, when Bruce Chen landed on the disabled list with a back injury, and has pitched so well that he may have claimed the spot for good. After struggling with control most of his first three seasons, Duffy has finally started to harness his stuff. He allowed one run on two hits in four innings in his first start May 3 against Detroit, and one run on two hits in six innings last week in Seattle. He wound up losing both games when the Royals failed to score a run for him. Perhaps with that in mind, Duffy kept the Orioles off the scoreboard entirely. He never got close to allowing a hit until Caleb Joseph hit a liner at third baseman Mike Moustakas to end the sixth inning, and Alex Gordon made a spectacular diving catch on Nick Markakiss flyball to lead off the seventh. Duffy then struck out Manny Machado before Jones delivered his single. "I heard somebody say this is the type for, like, a perfect game," said the Orioles Caleb Joseph. "Right after that, somebody said, Jonesy is about to rip one right here." The crowd gave Duffy a standing ovation after the hit, and then another when he exited the game. Duffy sheepishly waved his cap in appreciation as he entered the dugout. "I was just trying to stay calm," Duuffy said. "Mechanics will come through on their own if you trust your stuff, you dont overdo anything. And we were on the attack all day." NOTES: Jones has a 12-game hitting streak. ... The Royals have had four no-hitters in their history, the last by Brett Saberhagen against the White Sox on Aug. 26, 1991. The Orioles have not been no-hit since Sept. 1, 2007, when Clay Buchholz accomplished the feat for Boston. ... Royals RHP James Shields and Orioles RHP Ubaldo Jimenez start Sundays series finale. ' ' '
Rome, Italy - Four seeded women, including No. Adidas NMD Italia . 11 Ana Ivanovic and American Sloane Stephens, and former world No. 1 Venus Williams posted opening-round wins Monday at the $2.6 million Italian International tennis event, a clay court French Open tune-up at Foro Italico. The former world No. 1 and former French Open champion Ivanovic whipped Italian Karin Knapp 6-1, 6-1, while the 16th-seeded Stephens overcame capable Serb Bojana Jovanovski 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. The seven-time Grand Slam champion Williams moved on by vaulting past German Annika Beck 6-3, 6-1. In other action involving seeds, former U.S. Open champ and former Roland Garros runner-up Samantha Stosur took out No. 15 2013 Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki 6-3, 6-3 and former French Open champ Francesca Schiavone, of Italy, knocked out No. 17 Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 6-2. Meanwhile, former French Open champ Svetlana Kuznetsova got past fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko 7-5, 6-0, Madison Keys erased fellow American Alison Riske 6-2, 6-2, and American Varvara Lepchenko pounded Chinese Peng Shuai 6-1, 6-0. Other winners were Argentine Paula Ormaechea, Czech Petra Cetkovska, Russian Elena Vesnina, Aussie Casey Dellacqua, Chinese Zhang Shuai, Frenchwoman Alize Cornet, and German Andrea Petkovic. NMD Scontate Outlet . Algeria led 3-0 at halftime, but withstood a stronger South Korean second half performance to claim its first World Cup win since 1982 and move into second place in Group H with one match left to play. Defeat for South Korea means it must now beat already-qualified Belgium to stand a chance of progressing to the knockout stages. NMD Outlet Italia . The time off didnt slow them down. Tyler Zeller scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds, Kyrie Irving added 14 points and the Cavaliers pushed their winning streak to five games Tuesday night with a 114-85 victory over the skidding Philadelphia 76ers.MELBOURNE, Australia - Champions of the Asian Cup football tournament which ended Saturday:2015 : Australia (at Australia)2011: Japan (at Qatar)2007: Iraq (at Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam)2004: Japan (at China)2000: Japan (at Lebanon)1996: Saudi Arabia (at United Arab Emirates)1992: Japan (at Japan)1988: Saudi Arabia (at Qatar)1984: Saudi Arabia (at Singapore)1980: Kuwait (at Kuwait)1976: Iran (at Iran)1972: Iran (at Thailand)1968: Iran (at Iran)1964: Israel (at Israel)1960: South Korea (at South Korea)1956: South Korea (at Hong Kong) ' ' '
ST. Francisco Liriano Jersey . LOUIS -- Matt Adams might want to have his fathers visit last longer. Adams homered for the third straight game -- all with his father in attendance -- and Matt Holliday also went deep, helping the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-2 victory and series sweep Sunday over the Washington Nationals. Adams gave St. Louis a 2-0 lead in the second inning with a two-run shot on an 0-2 pitch, his sixth homer of the season. Adams father, Jamie, has been visiting from Pennsylvania on Fathers Day weekend. "Unfortunately, hes going to go home," Adams said. There were going to meet before Adams father left for the airport. "He might give me a big hug and start crying," Adams said. "Hes an emotional guy." Adams has homered in all three games since coming off the disabled list with a torn calf muscle. Holliday put St. Louis up 3-0 in the third with his fifth home run. St. Louis manager Mike Matheny never doubted his sluggers would start to hit the long ball after a slow start. The Cardinals are last in the National League in homers. "Weve been saying for months now these guys have done that," Matheny said. "Its not a surprise. Its not like these guys have never hit any home runs in their lives. I think that everybody just thought that we were either brainwashing them not to hit home runs or else they all lost it collectively and both of them are ridiculous." Last year, Adams had 17 homers in 108 games and Holliday had 22 in 141 games. "We knew that our power didnt go anywhere," Adams said. "We knew the type of hitters we are. We go out there on daily basis and grind through our at-bats." Jaime Garcia (3-0) pitched seven innings, allowing five hits and a run for St. Louis. He struck out six and walked two. Trevor Rosenthal got the final out for his 20th save. Washingtons Doug Fister (5-2) had his five-start winning streak snapped. He pitched six innings, allowing seven hits and four runs. "The two home runs were the biggest things for me," Fister said. "I need to find a better effort." St. Louis has won 12 of the last 14 regular-season meetings with Washington. The Nationals are 2-18 in the newest version of Busch Stadium. "We have a bitter taste in our mouths going home," Nationals outfielder Scott Hairston said. "I think we definitely didnt play up to our capabilities." The Nationals loaded the bases in three innings, stranded 10 runners and scored on two bases loaded walks. The timely hit didnt come for Washington. "Its the ebbs and flows of the game," Washington manager Matt Williams said. "Its that time of the year where heavy legs start to set in a little bit." Garcia pitched out of a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the second. Third baseman Matt Carpenter caught Sandy Leons grounder on a short hop and threw out Hairston at home. Garcia then struck out Fister. Jayson Werth drew a bases loaded walk in the fifth to cut the lead to 3-1. "I didnt have my best stuff today but at the same time you go out there and you compete," Garcia said. "You battle and you keep your team in the game." St. Louis got the run back in the fifth, when Kolton Wong snapped an 0-for-16 skid with a leadoff triple and scored on a sacrifice fly by Holliday, who has 999 RBIs in his career. Craig doubled home Holliday in the seventh for a 5-1 lead. Rosenthal walked pinch-hitter Adam LaRoche in the ninth with the bases loaded to make it 5-2. NOTES: Reliever Carlos Martinez will make his second career start Monday when the Cardinals host the New York Mets. Martinez is taking the start in place of Adam Wainwright (elbow). ... Before Sundays game, the Cardinals purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher Nick Greenwood from Triple-A Memphis and optioned outfielder Randal Grichuk back to the affiliate. ... After starting 1,114 MLB games at third base, and 12 in left field, Ryan Zimmerman started Sunday at first base for the Nationals. ... 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But Smiths double in the 23rd and 26th minutes - when Argentina was reduced to 14 men by the sin-binning of hooker Eusebio Guinazu - turned the tide of the match and set up New Zealands third straight Championship win.TORONTO - Several of the Phoenix Suns were sitting courtside after shootaround Monday morning at the Air Canada Centre. They leaned back in their chairs, and lazily kicked off their shoes. Tyler Ennis walked by and scooped up each one, depositing the giant-sized sneakers in a nearby equipment bag.He picks up shoes, he wears a pink Disney Princess backpack, he brings the team soap — its all part of the life as an NBA rookie.Unfortunately for Ennis, being a rookie has also meant going from averaging 35 minutes a night in college to zero minutes most nights with the point-guard-heavy Suns.The 19-year-old from Brampton, Ont., who was back in Toronto for the Suns game Monday night against the Raptors, remains patient and optimistic. If hes not sweating on the court during games, hes doing it in the gym.I work out a lot as far as game days. I always try to stay in shape, Ennis said. You never know what happens, one day you could not be playing, the next day you could be in the rotation. So as far as staying in shape, I always want to be ready, regardless of how much I played the day before.Ennis is part of a bumper crop of talented young Canadian players, and one of three Canadians drafted in the first round last summer. He went 18th overall to Phoenix, while fellow Canadians Andrew Wiggins and Nik Stauskas went first and eighth, respectively.There were rumblings Ennis would end up in Toronto, with reports the Raptors were keen on the Syracuse point guard. But the Suns picked two spots before Toronto, and with Ennis off the board, the Raptors took Bruno Caboclo.The Suns already had starters Goran Dragic and then signed Isaiah Thomas from Sacramento in the off-season. Ennis has been the odd man out, playing a total of 18 minutes in two games so far.I think Tyler is doing great, said Suns coach Jeff Hornacek. Unfortunately for us, weve got those three point guards on the team. But hes going to be a great player in the league, he really sees the floor well. Of all the guys on our team, hes probably the one guy who can go out there, and hell call a play, he sees whats going on out there and hell get guys into a certain play that he thinks might work.For a young guy coming out of college. . . its big. Hes making great strides and hes going to do fine in this league.Ennis did see significant playing time when the Suns sent him down to the Bakersfield Jam — their D-League franchise — for two games. Evan Gattis Jersey. He totalled 44 points, and 15 assists. The Suns recalled him for this six-game road trip, which brought the Canadian back to the Air Canada Centre, where he grew up watching the Raptors. You dont get to see this side of it being a fan, Ennis said. So its good to just get back into the city, see my friends, family, and being able to be on the other side, (not) with the fans, but being in the (players) seats this time.Ennis estimated he went to probably 10 to 15 Raptors games as a kid, during stretches when either Vince Carter or Chris Bosh were with Toronto.When asked if Toronto was his team growing up, Ennis came clean. Um. . . you know what? They werent that good growing up, he said, laughing. Theyve had their good years and bad years, and Ive been watching since.He watches the Raptors — who boasted the best record in the Eastern Conference (11-2) going into Mondays game — from afar now.Theyve been playing well, as far as their record and everything theyre doing, he said. I know the city is behind them especially after last years playoff run. I watch a lot of basketball so I watch their games, especially games with other Canadians too, so Ive been able to catch a few of the Raptors games.Ennis said the biggest adjustment to life as an NBA player is the travel schedule. The Suns arrived in Toronto to play the finale of their six-game road trip.You know theres 82 games, but just how much you travel, and how often the games are. . . ., Ennis said. College, you got a little taste of it, but as far as practices, you dont really practise that long, or that much. So a lot of it is staying in shape when youre not playing as much, or making sure you get in the weight room is kind of on yourself. Thats being a professional.So thats different coming from college, when you have set times, be in the weight room at this time. . . you have to take it upon yourself to do that.As for his added rookie duties, Ennis said he doesnt mind. Yeah, every shootaround weve got to go get the shoes. We have a few rookie duties. . . Carry the Princess bag. Carry soap. Little things like that, he said. Theyre nice guys, and they look out for us all the time, so its not a big deal when they ask us to do little things. ' ' '
NEW YORK -- The NBA said if Donald Sterlings ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers is terminated, so is Shelly Sterlings. Cheap NHL Jerseys Online . Hours after Shelly Sterling said she would fight to keep her ownership of the franchise even if her estranged husband cant, the league said that wouldnt be possible. "Under the NBA constitution, if a controlling owners interest is terminated by a three-quarter vote, all other team owners interests are automatically terminated as well," NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement. "It doesnt matter whether the owners are related as is the case here. These are the rules to which all NBA owners agreed to as a condition of owning their team." Shelly Sterlings attorney, Pierce ODonnell, responded to the NBAs statement. "We do not agree with the leagues self-serving interpretation of its constitution, its application to Shelly Sterling or its validity under these unique circumstances," ODonnell said. "We live in a nation of laws. California law and the United States Constitution trump any such interpretation." Donald Sterling has been banned for life for making racist comments and Commissioner Adam Silver is urging owners to force him out. But Shelly Sterling told ABC News Barbara Walters on Sunday that she felt her stake in the team should be separate and that she "would love him to" consider transferring fell ownership to her if he is forced to sell. Wholesale NHL Jerseys . Blatter, a 75-year-old Swiss executive who has been in office since 1998, was handed a final four-year term as head of footballs governing body in a vote at FIFAs congress. He won 186 votes out of 203 ballots. Cheap NHL Jerseys China .C. -- Colin Kaepernick raced into the end zone, then pretended to rip open his shirt with both hands imitating Cam Newtons Superman touchdown celebration.The Rangers earn an overtime win and Patrick Kane comes alive in the third period to give Chicago a victory in Game One. Scott Cullen has notes on Brassard, Pouliot, Crosby, Kane, Bickell, Hossa and more. RANGERS TAKE OT WIN Derick Brassard scored at 3:06 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game One. The Rangers third line made the most of their opportunities for the night, as Benoit Pouliot scored the Rangers first goal as well as assisting on the game-winner. Brassard and Pouliot also had the Rangers best possession stats for the game, on the ice for 60% of the shot attempts at 5-on-5. The most notable story for the Penguins is that Sidney Crosby was held off the scoresheet, but also was on for all three Rangers goals. Its been a rough start to the postseason for Crosby. Even though he has six assists in seven games and his puck possession numbers are strong, Crosby is minus-5 and still seeking his first goal of the postseason. Hes still getting chances -- his 3.14 shots on goal per game is barely below his regular-season average of 3.24 per game -- but until he gets that first goal, hes going to be under more scrutiny than usual. Penguins wingers Jussi Jokinen and James Neal were on the ice for more than 70% of 5-on-5 shot attempts and Neal scored Pittsburghs second goal, but the ice was tilted favourably in their direction -- they started more than 75% of their shifts in the offensive zone. Rangers D Dan Girardi chipped in a couple of assists. Only once in 81 games during the regular season did Girardi record two assists in a game. The bad news for the Penguins is that they won the puck possession battle, which doesnt fit the profile of these teams entering the postseason, but that still wasnt enough to get away with the win. Getting beat by the Rangers third line is all the more troubling because the Penguins depth and goaltending are areas in which they would expect to have a deficit when compared to the Rangers and thats exactly how Game One played out. KANE PUTS ON A SHOW Blackhawks wingers Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell each scored a pair of goals and Chicago knocked off the Minnesota Wild, 5-2, in Game One. Kane broke a 2-2 tie with 11:38 remaining in the third period, on a highllight-reel goal, then added another with 3:13 remaining to settle the matter before Bickell added an empty-netter. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys. Kane now has five goals and eight points in seven games this postseason, while Bickell has four goals and five points in seven games. Blackhawks RW Marian Hossa had three points (1 G, 2 A), giving him more points already in this series than he managed in six first-round games against St. Louis. No matter, no one in this years playoffs has more than Hossas 118 career playoff points. LW Patrick Sharp, who had one point in Round One, added two assists in Game One against Minnesota, while D Brent Seabrook contributed two more assists, giving him eight points (2 G, 6 A) in four games. To their credit, the Wild didnt wilt after falling behind 2-0. They outshot the Blackhawks 17-3 in the second period, then scored twice in the first seven minutes of the third to even things up; not for long it turned out. Wild D Jonas Brodin had the best possession numbers for Minnesota at 5-on-5, 73.7% of shot attempts, but it was a rough night for him, as he had six minutes in penalties and was in the box for Chicagos first two goals. D Clayton Stoner also had an eventful game for the Wild, getting credited with a goal (knocked in by Johnny Oduyas skate) and delivering a game-high six hits, including one that knocked Blackhawks RW Andrew Shaw out of the game in the first period. This game showed just how difficult the task at hand is for the Wild. They fought hard to come back, outshot the Blackhawks 32-21 (48-37 in 5-on-5 shot attempts), but they couldnt contain the Blackhawks power play or prevent Kane from getting loose. On top of that, the Wild were fortunate enough to have a Blackhawks goal disallowed in the first period, so there is some work to be done if they are going to make a series out of this. On the plus side, the Wild did show that they can take the play to the Blackhawks at times, so they will have to continue doing so because its difficult to expect Ilya Bryzgalov to get the better of Corey Crawford in the goaltending matchup.   Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. ' ' '
(SportsNetwork. Cheap Discount Shoes Online .com) - Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant said the Philadelphia Eagles were being kinda cheap during a Thanksgiving debacle at AT&T Stadium. They beat us and Im going to accept that, but (expletive) cant wait, but not looking past Chicago, but I cannot wait to go up there and play (the Eagles) again, cannot wait. The Cowboys didnt look past the Bears and have already shifted focus to the Eagles Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field. In last Thursdays 41-28 defeat of Chicago at Soldier Field, Bryant caught six passes for 82 yards and Tony Romo appeared spry in passing for 205 yards with three touchdowns. Romo, whos been bothered by back and rib issues, did not throw an interception. NFL leading rusher DeMarco Murray harassed the Bears with 179 yards and a touchdown on a season-high 32 carries and also caught nine passes for 49 yards. Murray has rushed for 100-plus yards 11 times this season and is first in the league in rushing yards (1,606), yards per game (123.5), carries (320) and is tied for first with nine rushing TDs. Murray had a season-low 73 yards on 20 carries in a 33-10 loss to Philadelphia on Thanksgiving. Now he is 167 yards short from the Cowboys single-season rushing record of 1,773 set by Emmitt Smith in 1995. He needs 393 to reach the illustrious group of 2,000-yard rushers. Obviously, I hear about it, but Im not thinking about it, Murray said. Im just going out here and trying to win some games. The Cowboys, who are 19-2 when Murray has 20 or more carries, have won three of their last four games and sit tied with the Eagles at 9-4 atop the NFC East standings. Murray deserves much of the credit for getting the Cowboys to where they are because the running game was absent in recent years and Romo was forced to do it all himself. Murray said his body feels great after all the pounding it has experienced. The Eagles held him in check a few weeks ago, but Murray is ready for the rematch at the Linc. We know whats at stake. We cant make it bigger than it is, Murray said. Weve got to come out and not try to do too much ... just stick to our gameplan, stick to our identity of what weve done in the past. In four games against the Eagles, Murray has rushed for 278 yards and two touchdowns on 68 touches. He is facing a Philly defense that limited Seattle bruising back Marshawn Lynch to 86 yards on 23 carries. After visiting the Eagles, Dallas will host Indianapolis and visit Washington to close out the regular season. Philadelphias potent offense was shut down completely in Sundays 24-14 loss to the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks. Head coach Chip Kellys up- tempo offense ran only 45 plays and amassed a season-low 139 yards. LeSean McCoy had a death in the family leading up to the game and said his focus wasnt entirely there. He had 50 yards on 17 carries and a costly fumble to open the second half. McCoy managed to pass Wilbert Montgomery as the franchises all-time leading rusher. I didnt imagine when I got drafted here that Id potentially have a chance to hold the rushing record as an Eagle, McCoy said. Thats something big. Thats something Im looking forward to. The main goal is just to win the game, obviously. But in the way of doing that, Id love to accomplish that. McCoy ran for a season-best 159 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries against the Cowboys on Nov. 27, and will be a big factor again this week. The only thing you can do is win to get past this, McCoy said of the losing feeling. That is the only feeling that makes everything go away. We will get back to the drawing boards, we will get back to practice, we will train and prepare hard. It is a big, big game, a must-win type of game. And there is nothing better than having them (Cowboys) here, in Philly. I guess we will see this Sunday. Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez had two touchdown passes and an interception last Sunday, and completed 10-of-20 attempts for only 96 yards. Tight end Zach Ertz led the receiving core with 39 yards and a touchdown on two receptions. Jeremy Maclin had three catches for 96 yards and a score. We have a very good Dallas team coming in here next Sunday, said Maclin, who recorded eight catches for 108 yards on Thanksgiving. We have to learn from this and flush it. Maclin talked about what to expect from a Cowboys team looking for revenge. I think itll be really different, he said. Obviously theyre going to come prepared, and obviously they know whats at stake here. We do as well. What we did to them on Thanksgiving is probably still in the back of their minds, so were going to prepare for a battle and we dont expect anything less. Philadelphia had won two straight and four of five games before the Seahawks stole a victory in the City of Brotherly Love. Sundays loss put the Eagles behind a few tiebreaking scenarios against conference powers Seattle, Green Bay, Arizona and possibly San Francisco. The Eagles must have short memories and remain focused for a second straight NFC East crown. They will visit Washington and New York (Giants) to end the regular season. Dallas leads the all-time series with Philadelphia by a 62-49 count, including the playoffs. The Eagles had lost three in a row in this series until a 24-22 victory last Dec. 29 at AT&T Stadium clinched the NFC East. WHAT TO WATCH FOR Romo wasnt himself in the loss to the Eagles on Thanksgiving and passed for 199 yards with two interceptions and no touchdowns. He looked in obvious disarray and it wont get any easier because the Eagles defense is improving each week. Eagles linebacker Brandon Graham said the Eagles need this one Sunday. We definitely need it. We need every game from here on out because at the end of the day were still sitting tied for first in the division with Dallas, Graham said Sunday. We need this one coming up and we will be playing with our hair on fire next week. Romo is 7-6 as a starter against the Eagles with 3,024 passing yards, 17 TDs and 15 INTs. Look for him to find good friend and tight end Jason Witten, who needs four catches for an 11th straight season with at least 50. Witten was visibly upset on the sidelines in the first meeting with Philadelphia. On defense, they present a lot of challenges because theyre so good up front, Witten remarked about the Eagles. They can move around, get pressure on the outside, and get pressure on the inside, too. If you look back at our game, we werent ever able to get anything going. Dallas had no trouble getting the offense going on the road in Chicago, however, and has to do it again in enemy territory. They came down here and they did what they needed to do to win the game, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said of the Eagles. We can look at different things in that game and say we did things the right way and we had some success. We didnt do things the right way and they had some success. So thats how we have to look at it, control what we can control. That game is done with. Its been done with. Its (not) coming back. The challenge ahead is what were focused on. The Cowboys struggled to slow down Kellys offense, but they can take a long gaze at what Seattle did Sunday. The Cowboys defense isnt as talented or nasty as the Seahawks, so theyll have to come prepared and improvise. Who knows which Sanchez will appear this weekend. Will it be last weeks disaster or the hero on Turkey Day? Sanchez has won both career starts against Dallas, and missed a few throws and open receivers versus the Seahawks. Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox has a sack in three of his past five games and the team is second in the NFL with 44.0 -- just behind Buffalo (48.0). Linebacker Connor Barwin leads the NFC with 13 1/2 sacks and has 11 1/2 in the past five at the Linc, where a 10-game winning streak in the regular season came to rest versus Seattle. Cox, Barwin and the rest of Phillys defense are hoping to give Romo fits in the pocket. Not a lot of quarterbacks want to take a lot of hits. It messes with them, Cox said. You hit a quarterback early in the game, he is looking for it later in the game. Some lay down, some try to scramble out. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks has been disruptive the past few weeks. and his speed is a major asset. He made a solid stop on Murray on 4th down on Thanksgiving and leads the team with 65 tackles. OVERALL ANALYSIS The Cowboys are salivating and frothing at the mouth to get this rematch started in south Philadelphia. More commonly known for falling apart in December, the Cowboys will still be alive in the postseason hunt even with another loss to the Eagles. But Dallas wants revenge very badly. Im anxious. Im excited to go back down there and get another shot at those guys, Cowboys defensive back Orlando Scandrick said. Thats a good football team that were going to play. Im really excited to go down there, to their place, and get another shot in this cold weather. Actually the Cowboys will be heading up to Philadelphia judging by any map of the United States. Dallas will be headed back down to the Lone Star State with a tough loss and a game behind the Eagles after a back-and-forth affair. Sanchez and the Eagles will have their mind right for this one and McCoy will appear more focused. Sports Network predicted outcome: Eagles 27, Cowboys 24 Discount Shoes Wholesale . The Argentina striker has not played for the Premier League leaders since September when he refused to warm up during a Champions League match and only returned last week from a three-month unauthorized absence at home. City coach Roberto Mancini had initially told Tevez he would never play for City again after his act of public insubordination, but later softened his stance and only asked for an apology. Cheap Wholesale Shoes Free Shipping . Better still, its in the same team and there are 13 races left for it to develop.BARCELONA, Spain - Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Colombias Santiago Giraldo 6-2, 6-2 to win the Barcelona Open on Sunday for his first career title on clay. Giraldo started well with an early break but an argument with the chair umpire about a line call seemed to rattle the unseeded player. Shortly afterward, Giraldo failed to reach Nishikoris drop shot before hitting a costly double-fault to cede back his serve. The fourth-seeded Nishikori went on to win eight straight games to claim the first set and take control of the match. He ended up converting five of seven break chances while Giraldo committed five double faults. Nishikori said he hopes his maiden win on clay will carry over to upcoming tournaments and the French Open. "This title and (my showing in) Miami helped my confidence, especially this week on clay,&quoot; said Nishikori. Discount Shoes Sale Online. "There are three big tournaments coming up in Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros so I hope I can do well and increase my (ranking) points. My next goal is to get to the top 10." It was Nishikoris fifth career title on all surfaces and his second of the year. This is the first time a non-Spaniard has won the tournament at the Real Club de Tenis since 1996. Rafael Nadal won the tournament eight times during that period. Nishikori is coached by former French Open winner Michael Chang and Dante Bottini. "I was good on clay when I was little," Nishikori said. "I was winning all the European juniors events. Now its much tougher than hard courts and I was struggling a bit, but Ive been playing well these past couple years so theres no fear to play on clay." ' ' '
BUFFALO, N. Cheap NFL Jerseys China .Y. -- Ryan Miller was more concerned about overcoming jetlag than thinking about providing a memorable send-off in what could potentially have been one of the goalies final games for the Buffalo Sabres. A little over a day after returning to Buffalo from the Sochi Games, and with his future uncertain, Miller stopped 36 shots and even contributed to the offence with two assists in a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night in the NHLs first game after its Olympic break. "I wasnt really getting to far ahead or thinking about that kind of stuff," Miller said when asked about his future. Before the game, general manager Tim Murray acknowledged hes shopping the goalie with the intention of dealing him before the leagues trade deadline on March 5. Miller is on the block because hes in the final year of his contract, and Murray is unsure whether the 33-year-old is prepared to re-sign with a team thats rebuilding through youth. "Im trying to take the approach to take things as they come right now and be positive and play hockey," Miller added. "Its a lot of fun to play and win. Im going to try to enjoy these kind of moments where you can help make a difference." Despite feeling "a little bit goofy" from jetlag, Miller was certainly the difference by stopping the first 20 shots he faced in a game in which Buffalo was outshot 38-18. "It just shows what kind of goaltender we have in Ryan Miller," interim coach Ted Nolan said. "I dont think we had too much reason to say we were the better team tonight outside of Ryan Miller stealing that game for us." Christian Ehrhoff scored twice, including the go-ahead goal with 44 seconds left. Tyler Ennis also scored for Buffalo, which snapped a four-game skid, and won for only the third time in its past 14 games (3-8-3). Both of Millers assists came on Ehrhoffs goals. That made him the NHLs first goalie to have that many since Vancouvers Cory Schneider had two in a 5-4 overtime loss to Tampa Bay on Dec. 11, 2010, according to STATS. Ehrhoffs decisive goal came after he circled the Hurricanes net, and then stopped and spun in the right circle, where he attempted to feed the puck through the crease to teammate Marcus Foligno. The puck instead glanced off the stick of Hurricanes defenceman Justin Faulk and floated in over goaltender Cam Ward. Eric Staal and Alexander Semin scored for the Hurricanes, who lost to Buffalo in regulation for the first time in seven meetings, dating to a 1-0 loss at Carolina on Nov. 18. 2011. The teams got an early start coming out of the NHLs two-week break. The game was originally scheduled to be played Jan. 9, but postponed after a blizzard hit Buffalo. Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller found little fault in his teams performance. "Miller was the first star, and theres your answer right there," Muller said. "That was a complete, solid game on our part for 60 minutes. We did everything we had to do." Everything, of course, except score more than Buffalo. Miller put on a show. Early into the second period, he got a piece of Faulks snap shot from the left circle, and then recovered in time to turn aside Manny Malhotras attempt to convert the rebound in front. Miller had Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner looking up to the rafters and shaking his head midway through the second period. That reaction came after Skinner got off a hard shot from the right circle on a partial break, only to have Miller snag it with his glove. "We had a lot of chances," said Staal, who beat Miller through the legs on a 2-on-1 break. "When its a close game, you have to be able to bury them. And tonight, Miller made a lot of good saves." Following the game, Miller spent time surrounded by fans at the penalty box, where he took part in a television interview. He then got a cheer from the few remaining fans inside the arena as he headed to the locker room about 10 minutes after the game ended. Whatever might happen over the next week, Miller has enjoyed his 12 years in Buffalo. "I love this area. The fans have always been great," he said. "If it happens that Im traded, Im preparing to play somewhere else. It all just comes to its going to be hockey." NOTES: Sabres LW Matt Moulson (upper body) returned to the Sabres lineup after missing four games before the break. Also back was Buffalo C Cody McCormick, who missed 24 games with an upper-body injury. ... Buffalo also snapped an eight game home losing streak, during which it had gone 0-5-3. ... As a result of the rescheduled game, the Hurricanes opened a five-game road trip, their longest of the season. Wholesale Jerseys Cheap . People familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Friday that arbitrator Fredric Horowitz could issue his decision this weekend. NFL Jerseys Supply . - Wesley Matthews got a chance to practice his bow-and-arrow 3-point celebration on Sunday night.RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks have signed nine players to 2014 future contracts, including quarterback B.J. Daniels. Super Bowl champion Seattle announced the signings Thursday. Daniels was the last of the nine to be signed after spending part of the season on Seattles active roster and ending the year on the practice squad. Daniels was released fromm the active roster Nov. Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal. 16 and re-signed to the practice squad two days later. Seattle also signed cornerback Akeem Auguste, wide receiver Phil Bates, defensive tackle Michael Brooks, defensive tackle Dewayne Cherrington, wide receiver Arceto Clark, tight end Cooper Helfet, defensive tackle DAnthony Smith and guard Jared Smith. ' ' '
The challenges of playing hockey in a Canadian market are well documented: higher taxes, over abundant media coverage, lack of anonymity, an unrelenting and vicious winter, way too much Rush in rotation on FM radio. Wholesale NFL Shirts . What makes Canada such a great place to be a hockey fan makes it a difficult environment to play in. Canada is indisputably the centre of the hockey universe, and at that universes core is Toronto. The Greater Toronto Hockey League is over a hundred years old and the largest minor hockey league in the world. Despite their futility, the Leafs could sell out Rogers Centre for home games charging $1000 and first-born children for upper deck seats. The Marlies are flourishing in the AHL. Next years World Junior Hockey Championships (co-hosted with Montreal) are sure to be the most successfully attended and celebrated ever. And yet, as a player, what would entice you to ply your trade in the Big Smoke?The crowds at the ACC for Leafs game are an embarrassment to hockeys most important market. The stories of the suits in the expensive seats, absent for starts of periods and reticent to loosen their ties even as Brian Burke undid his, are well known. The arena is eerily quiet compared to its contemporaries, a conservative and reserved audience in a sport and city renowned for its maniacal fandom. And this is not indicative of Toronto crowds, as we witnessed during the Raptors playoff appearance this year, rowdy afternoons at Jays games at Rogers Centre, and the masses that turned out this year and last in Maple Leaf/Raptors Square. But those involved fans (who make up the vast majority of Leafs Nation) enthusiasms are negatively tempered by the lower bowls reservations, reservations bred by alternately flawed and complacent approaches to building a competitive team and the absence of a winning presence. As a player who is passionate about his vocation, why would you want to commit to an environment that doesnt match that passion, especially when the home ice advantage can be such an important component of the game?Often in pieces that claim players like Thornton are interested in playing for the Leafs, the prospect of coming "home" is cited as a key factor. The very notion of "home" is a flawed premise in this lazy argument. Even if you call "home" somewhere in Southern Ontario, as a hockey player you probably havent lived there since you were 16. Thornton has lived in San Jose for nearly a decade, is a naturalized US citizen, has a wife, a mortgage, perhaps a few pets, maybe a café he really likes to go to, a favourite pizza place, a butcher who cuts his ribeyes to just the perfect thickness. But the Toronto Sun is going to tell him where his home is.For many players, one might suspect that playing at home in front of an overbearing hockey dad, mum and her new husband, and sycophantic high school acquaintances just a few blocks from where that girl broke your heart is the very definition of hell. And is working in your hometown really all that enticing? How many of you work in your hometowns? Hardly any. Youve all moved to Toronto.Thornton is from St. Thomas, Ontario, which would place his NHL "hometown" in Detroit or Buffalo as much as in Toronto, and yet those markets media dont seem to be making the "coming home" argument. Torontos hockey media is the most intense in all of professional sports. Maybe Montreals is equal, but half of the vitriol and conjecture there is in French, and only a fraction of NHLers understand it. (Reasonably, even those of us who are bilingual dont really understand it.) In Toronto, there is endless speculation, much of it even based in fact. Each flaw, each mistake (on and off the ice) is dissected and disseminated ad nauseum. Trade rumours are fabricated on a daily basis, the ubiquitous "NHL executive" noted as an unimpeachable source. The discussion of hockey in Toronto has become an insufferable wall of noise for an uninvested observer, so imagine if the discourse directly affected your family, your income, and your life.It seems a lot to ask of a player to endure such amplified attention, especially given the fact the Leafs have not been a competitive team since 2004. And that is final circle of the NHLs Hell: irrelevance. Toronto is still recovering from the John Ferguson Jr. era. They have some formidable pieces in Kessel, Morgan Reilly, and Jonathan Bernier; a young skilled forward, puck moving defenseman, and promising goaltender around which to build. They have a top-ten pick in the coming draft, some interesting if not spectacular prospects (Stuart Percy, Matt Finn), and some movable pieces (Nazem Kadri, Jake Gardiner). Brendan Shanahan emanates stability and hubris. But theyre still saddled with bad contracts (Dion Phaneuf, David Clarkson), a suspect coaching philosophy, and a lack of depth. And to watch the Kings, Blackhawks, and Rangers this spring is to know the Leafs are far removed from that level of hockey.So if you were an unrestricted free agent, or a player on the trading block with some say in his future, why would you come to Toronto? Consider Thornton: Youre in your mid-30s, never won a Cup, live in the perfection of Northern California, in a market that sustains you but doesnt invade you, and youd chose to move to Toronto, with its high taxes, magnified attention, and with as much of a chance of winning a Cup in the next five years as Quebec City? Toronto is a world-class city, cultured and cosmopolitan, a great place to live and make a life. The Joe Thorntons of the world should want to play home games at the ACC. The challenges of the market need to be offset by a tradition of winning and the only way for Toronto to do that is to build a stable and competitive franchise through hoarding draft picks and young controllable players, and eschewing the temptation of quick expensive fixes like Clarkson, or Thornton. The best thing for a successful NHL would be a dominant Toronto Maple Leafs team. Given the teams last decade, however, it seems like that wont happen until Hell freezes over. Fortunately for Toronto, most of it freezes over every January, so the wait may not be that long. Cheap Authentic Shirts .com) - Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is set to return Tuesday against Nashville after sitting out the past two games because of a minor upper body injury. Wholesale Shirts . The Raptors have to get through the pesky New York Knicks Wednesday at Madison Square Garden and can lock up the third spot in the Eastern Conference with a win or a Chicago loss in Charlotte.ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan coach John Beilein is willing to give Nik Stauskas a little leeway when it comes to shot selection. "Hes looking for a perfect play all the time, and shooters got to shoot it," Beilein said. "Sometimes whats a bad shot for others is a really good shot for him." Stauskas scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half Sunday, repeatedly making contested shots from the perimeter to help the 20th-ranked Wolverines to a 79-70 win over 13th-ranked Michigan State. Michigan rallied from an 11-point first-half deficit and wrested first place in the Big Ten from its in-state rival. "I just came out with the mindset in the second half that I wasnt going to be stopped," Stauskas said. "Once I made a couple shots, it kept going from there." Caris LeVert added 23 points for the Wolverines (19-7, 11-3), who won both regular-season meetings against Michigan State and six of the last eight games in the series. The Spartans (22-6, 11-4) started well, but were only up 36-34 at halftime. Then Stauskas and LeVert led a second-half charge. The Wolverines trailed 52-51 before going on a 13-0 run that sent the Crisler Center crowd into delirium. Michigan scored 45 points in the second half Sunday -- after blitzing the Spartans for 50 after halftime in an 80-75 win in East Lansing last month. "The first game, I was very proud of our effort. This game, we looked tired," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. "Im not very proud of our effort." Gary Harris scored 21 points for the Spartans. The victory gives Michigan a chance to earn its second Big Ten title in three years after tying for the championship in 2012. The Wolverines have home games against Minnesota and Indiana, as well as trips to Purdue and Illinois. Michigan State has home games against Illinois and Iowa followed by a trip to Ohio State. Stauskas was terrific in Michigans win at Michigan State last month, but he had not scored more than 16 points in a game since then. Perhaps he was letting opposing teams take him out of the offence too easily, but at 6-foot-6, if Stauskas makes up his mind that hhes going to shoot, he usually can. Cheap Nike Shirts. . With the Wolverines down 48-43, Stauskas scored seven straight points to give Michigan the lead. When the Spartans edged back ahead by one, Stauskas answered with a 3-pointer, and it soon become clear that there wasnt much Michigan State could do to keep him from shooting over defenders on the perimeter. A 3-pointer by Stauskas from the right wing put Michigan ahead 59-52, then LeVert added a 3-pointer and a dunk. With the Spartans wearing down, Jon Horford dunked for Michigan to make it 68-56 -- and that ended a stretch of 23 straight Michigan points by Stauskas or LeVert. Michigan fans serenaded the Spartans with a chant of "little brother" toward the end. The Spartans have battled injuries throughout this season -- Adreian Payne and Brandon Dawson missed the first meeting with Michigan. Dawson was still out Sunday with his broken hand, but Payne is back, and he had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Keith Appling, who has been dealing with a wrist problem, scored only six points for Michigan State. "Yeah, I fell on the wrist again, but I couldnt come out of the game," Appling said. "Its very frustrating right now, because there are things I just cant do, but I cant let that be an excuse. Im the quarterback of this team, like coach always says, and I have to be out there leading." Michigan, of course, has been playing without big man Mitch McGary for over two months, but the Wolverines have overcome his back-related absence thus far. Glenn Robinson III scored 15 points Sunday, including an alley-oop dunk from a driving Stauskas that made it 72-61. Michigan State made 17 shots from 3-point range in its previous game against Purdue, and the Spartans were locked in early in this one. Payne dunked on freshman Zak Irvin while drawing a foul, and the three-point play gave Michigan State a 22-11 lead. The Wolverines responded with a 10-0 run that included 3-pointers by Spike Albrecht and LeVert and a breakaway dunk by Irvin. LeVert scored 14 points in the first half, and his 3-pointer in the final seconds cut Michigan States lead to two. ' ' '
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork. Air Max 720 Cheap China .com) - Kyle Lowry poured in 35 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 110-107 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. DeMar DeRozan scored 23 and Patrick Patterson netted 14 on 4-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc for Toronto, which has won two straight. Boston had a few solid individual performances, but it couldnt overcome 28 turnovers that led to 36 points. Rajon Rondo registered his 20th career triple-double with 13 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds, while Jeff Green paced the Celtics with 20 points. Jared Sullinger chipped in with 19 points and 16 rebounds in Bostons third straight loss. I thought the biggest difference in the game was their athleticism and physicality, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said of the Raptors. I thought most of our turnovers were in the halfcourt. They had active hands in the halfcourt. The Raptors, who were playing without forward Amir Johnson and center Jonas Valanciunas, scored six straight to take a 100-92 lead with 5 1/2 minutes left in the game. Sullinger knocked down a pair of free throws before Kelly Olynyk nailed a 3- pointer to help the hosts close within a possession. Moments later, Toronto built its lead back to six, but Green buried a 3 and Marcus Smart followed with a triple to tie the game at 105-105 with 1:10 to go. Although the the rookie out of Oklahoma State hit a big shot, he committed a crucial turnover on the Celtics ensuing possession. Lowry plucked Smart at the top of the key, gathered the loose ball and found DeRozan for a thunderous dunk over Olynyk at the other end. DeRozan, who was fouled on the play, made the subsequent free throw for a 108-105 edge. Rondo then hit a pair of free throws, but Lowry answered by making a contested jumper to restore the cushion. Greens 3-pointer to tie was off the mark and Sullinger hauled in the offensive rebound, but time expired before he could make it out to the arc for another attempt. Boston, which allowed Dallas to score 40 first-quarter points in a 118-113 loss on Monday, flipped the script on Wednesday with some hot shooting from the start. The Celtics made their first eight shot attempts from the floor, as Olynyks acrobatic layup helped the hosts to a 19-7 lead. Olynyk gave Boston its first miss a possession later on a reverse layup, but Sullinger crashed the boards for a puback dunk. Boston shot 15-for-19 over the first 12 minutes and outrebounded the thin frontline of Toronto, 14-2, taking a 35-23 lead into the second. Toronto trailed by 16 just past the midway point of the second when DeRozan converted two jumpers to start a 15-0 run. Patterson then made a 3-pointer before DeRozan capped the spurt with a layup to cut the deficit to 50-49. Rondos three-point play preceeded Lowrys jumper at the buzzer as the Celtics brought a 57-54 lead into halftime. The Raptors closed the third quarter with six straight points for an 88-86 lead entering the fourth. Game Notes Toronto has won three straight over the Celtics ... Johnson missed his third straight game with an ankle injury, while Valanciunas sat out after injuring his hand in the Raptors win over Oklahoma City on Tuesday ... Toronto has won four of its first five to start the season for the first time since 2004-05 ... The Raptors finished with seven turnovers. They have turned it over fewer than 10 times in every game this season ... Boston outrebonded Toronto 55-24 ... Olynyk finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Air Max 720 Wholesale Free Shipping ., will experience this week. A year in which the Canadian curling championship has been pushed forward a week to accommodate the Winter Olympics was deemed the perfect chance to stage the event in Montreal for the first time since 1979. Air Max 720 Outlet Sale . The New York Rangers centre had a goal and two assists in a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators ending a 13-game goal-scoring drought.If home runs were all it took to win ball games, the Blue Jays would be laughing right now. They have homered once every 27.3 at bats, which just happens to be the third best mark in the American League, albeit just 10 games into the season. On top of that, they have the American league co-leaders in that category in Jose Bautista and Melky Cabrera with four a piece. The Chicago White Sox lead the American League with a homer ever 23.7 ABs. Detroit is second at 24.1 per homer.  Houston leads the National League with a dinger every 22.5 at bats heading into Fridays action. The Giants are second at 24.8. The Giants and Dodgers are tied for the lead in the National League West, but their records are only 6-4. The Jays and White Sox are both sitting at 5-5. The Tigers are the best of the home runs, slugging teams at 5-2. Houston is only 4-6. The most interesting team is Kansas City. They didnt get their one and only homer until Wednesday when Alex Gordon connected against Tampa Bay. They are averaging one homer per every 260 at bats, yet they, like the Blue Jays and White Sox, are playing .500 ball at 4-4. Its really run differential that counts the most -- the difference between the runs you score and the runs you give up. Right now, the top two clubs in that category are Milwaukee and Washington at plus-22. They both have Major League best 7-2 records and lead their respective divisions in the National League; the Brewers in the Central and the Nationals in the East. I was curious to see how much the Blue Jays defense had improved over a year ago. This time last season through 10 games, they had committed eight errors, including three in one game against Boston. This time around, they have made only three and thats without Jose Reyes at short. Overall right now, Baltimore has the top defense in terms of errors made. They have only one, even with the left side of their infield SS J.J Hardy and 3rd baseman Manny Machado missing nearly all of their nine games. Minnesota is second best with just two errors committed. Seattle, Toronto and Tampa Bay have all made three errors, but the Ms have only played eight games to 10 for the Jays and Rays. Errors dont tell the entire story because you have to figure in things such as range and double plays not turned and defensive plays not made. Suffice to say, the Blue Jays are much better defensively than they were a year ago. The Blue Jays start their longest road trip of the young season  Friday night; a nine-game, 10 day affair that begins with three games in Baltimore followed by a day off then three at Target Field against the Twins before three more at Cleveland. This is a key trip. A year ago, they went on a seven-game trip through Baltimore and Yankees Stadium. They went a dismal 1-6 and went from 8-11 to 9-17. They never really recovered from that journey and wound up the season with just 74 wins. Air Max 720 Outlet Cheap. . Clevelands fireballer Danny Salazar, who made his Major League debut against the Jays last season, had a wild outing on Thursday night against the White Sox. He struck out 10 in just three and 2/3rd innings, thus becoming the first pitcher in the modern era to fan 10 in fewer than four innings. But he also got tagged for five runs on six hits, including two home runs; the White Sox winning 7-3. Being a closer is a perilous business in the American League these days. The Blue Jays Casey Janssen is still rehabbing his shoulder and has yet to pitch in a game since spring training. The Yankees David Robertson pulled a groin muscle last weekend against the Blue Jays and is on the 15-day disabled list. Detroits Joe Nathan, who had been struggling and then complained of going through a dead-arm period during a radio interview, picked up a win for the Tigers Wednesday night at L.A. against the Dodgers after blowing his second save in that same game. Oakland picked up Baltimores closer Jim Johnson in an off-season deal. Hes had so many problems early this season. Johnson has lost the shutdown role and the As skipper Bob Melvin is going with a closer by committee approach for the time being. On the flip side, the Mets - who lost their closer Bobby Parnell to "Tommy John " surgery - turned to ex-Tigers closer Jose Valverde and he has already notched two saves. Atlanta is off to an amazing start considering three of its starters -- Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy and Mike Minor -- are down with injuries. They are sitting at 5-4 and until David Hale got lit up by the Mets Thursday night, none of their starters, including Ervin Santana, had given up more than two runs in a game. If you missed it, Santana pitched eight shutout innings in his first start with the Braves the other night. Thanks to three rainouts, Ricky Romero didnt get his first start with Triple "A" Buffalo until Wednesday night in the opener of a doubleheader at Lehigh Valley. He went four innings, giving up three runs on four hits, striking out four and walking four. Lefty J.A. Happ, meanwhile, made his second rehab at home for Buffalo Thursday night against the Red Soxs Pawtucket farm club. He gave up just one run over four and 2/3rds innings on five hits, including a home run. He struck out six and walked only two. The only thing the Blue Jays might be concerned about is he used up his 90 pitch limit inside of five innings. Happ could get one more minor league rehab start or could just join the Jays for the road trip. The pitcher, whose rotation spot could be in jeopardy, is Dustin McGowan. Hes starting Friday night at Baltimore. ' ' '
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