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The Carolina Hurricanes announced Friday that the club has agreed to terms with left wing Nathan Gerbe on a one-year, two-way contract. Jachai Polite Jets Jersey . The deal will pay Gerbe $550,000 on the NHL level or $150,000 on the American Hockey League level. Gerbe, 26, netted five goals and added five assists in 42 games for the Buffalo Sabres in 2012-13. Selected by the Sabres in the fifth round, 142nd overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Gerbe has totaled 29 goals and 43 assists in 188 career NHL games, all with Buffalo. He has appeared in nine Stanley Cup playoff games for the Sabres, earning four points. Curtis Martin Jets Jersey . -- Jakob Silfverberg is making himself right at home with the Anaheim Ducks, scoring four goals in his first four games. Jachai Polite Jersey . The native of Mont-Tremblant, Que., captured a World Cup downhill event Saturday, his second this year and fifth career victory on the circuit. .1 million pounds ($61.2 million) on Saturday, giving the beleaguered English Premier League champions a major lift. Josh Reynolds wants his habit of tripping to stop as much as anyone else.But he is at a loss to know how to make it go away.The Canterbury five-eighth has been charged with tripping four times in two years after an incident with St George Illawarras Joel Thompson last Friday night.And Reynolds admitted he hated the play as much as the next person.I ask people how you get rid of it, Reynolds told Sky Sports Radios Big Sports Breakfast.Seriously, its a thing where I dont think for a second that Im going to put my leg out.I know myself its a very bad habit.Everyones got them. Some people gamble, some people do this or that. I actually have no intention of doing it.Reynolds believes an explanation for the instinctive action is his commpetitive nature, however he refused to use that as an excuse. Jamal Adams Youth Jersey. I hear things get tossed around and I pretty much agree with everyone, he said.Ive got to teach my brain to get rid of it. People are into me saying youre this, youre that.But trust me, I wish I could teach my brain not to do it.However Reynolds said comparisons between him escaping suspension and Dragons back-rower Tyson Frizell copping a one-match ban for touching a referee in the same match were unfair.Its totally different, he said.I did get charged and I got off. People do it every week. people get charged and they get off. ' ' ' 
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City Jersey . -- Bryson Scott and Kason Harrell each scored 21 points and Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne held off Austin Peay in a wild second half, 103-99 on Wednesday night.The teams combined to score 118 points over the final 20 minutes of play and its the second straight 100-point game for Fort Wayne, which scored 107 in a win over NAIA Siena Heights on Monday.Five Mastodons scored in double figures and Fort Wayne (6-2) hit 11 three-pointers. All five starters scored in double figures, including John Konchar, who added 17 points. Overall the Mastodons were 38 of 67 from the field (56.7 percent), including 11 of 25 from beyond the arc and 16 of 25 from the free-throw line.Josh Robinson scored a season-high 33 points to lead Austin Peay (4-3), with John Murry adding 25. The Governors shot 54 percent from the field (34 of 63), including 13 of 31 from distance. Philippe Sandler Jersey . After a lengthy wait, persistent rain finally forced the postponement of the Nationals game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. The teams, and a few thousand fans, waited nearly four hours from the 7:05 scheduled start time before an announcement was made shortly before 11 p. Bernardo Silva Manchester City Jersey . Only three players drafted by NHL clubs were included on the Czech selection camp roster on Wednesday. Those players were Dallas Stars 2012 first-rounder Radek Faksa, Winnipeg Jets 2013 fourth-rounder Jan Kostalek and Phoenix Coyotes 2012 seventh-rounder Marek Langhamer. . PETERSBURG, Fla. Doing its best to challenge the premise that there can never be enough college football, the bowl system gives fans 40 FBS games from Dec. 17 through Jan. 2 that include 17 teams with 6-6 records and two more that went 5-7.Too much, you say.Nonsense.Every game is special in its own way and for the third straight year we are here with a reason to watch each and every one. And to pick the winners, which may also provide a reason to watch. Strictly for entertainment purposes, of course.SATURDAY, DEC. 17New Mexico Bowl in AlbuquerqueUTSA (plus 6 +) vs. New Mexico, 2 p.m. (ESPN)You cant watch them all if you miss the first one. Duh. ... NEW MEXICO 31-20.Las Vegas BowlSan Diego State (plus 4) vs. Houston, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)Aztecs star Donnel Pumphrey, all 5-foot-9, 180 pounds of him, can break the FBS career rushing record held by Wisconsins Ron Dayne (6,397) with 108 yards in his last college game -- and do it in his hometown ... HOUSTON 28-17.Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, AlabamaToledo (minus 2 +) vs. Appalachian State, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)Rockets RB Kareem Hunt is going to run for 1,000 yards for an NFL team at some point in the near future and you will look like a genius when you have him on your fantasy team ... TOLEDO 27-24.Cure Bowl in Orlando, FloridaUCF (minus 6 +) vs. Arkansas State, 5:30 p.m. (CBSSN)Disney World is in Orlando, so there is at least a chance for a Disney character appearance. Might not be a big enough game for Mickey. Feels more like a Goofy assignment. ... ARKANSAS STATE 24-17.New Orleans BowlSouthern Miss (minus 4) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 9 p.m. (ESPN)The Ragin Cajuns had gone to -- and won -- four straight New Orleans Bowls before missing last years. And it just was not the same without them ... LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 30-24.---MONDAY, DEC. 19Miami Beach BowlTulsa (minus 11 +) vs. Central Michigan, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)The Chippewas have pulled off two of the craziest last-play of the game touchdowns in recent years, first at the Bamahas Bowl two years ago and then to beat Oklahoma State this season. Never count them out ... TULSA 42-28.---TUESDAY, DEC. 20Boca Raton (Florida) BowlMemphis (plus 5) vs. Western Kentucky, 7 p.m. (ESPN)See the American Athletic Conferences next rising-star coach: 35-year-old Mike Norvell of Memphis ... WESTERN KENTUCKY 48-45.---WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21Poinsettia Bowl in San DiegoBYU (minus 9) vs. Wyoming, 9 p.m. (ESPN)Old WAC rivals playing in San Diego, so the ingredients are here for some old-school Holiday Bowl madness ... BYU 27-23.---THURSDAY, DEC. 22Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in BoiseIdaho (plus 13 +) vs. Colorado State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)The other Coach Petrino had a pretty good season, too. Paul Petrino, brother of Bobby, led the Vandals to a bowl for the first time since 2009 ... COLORADO STATE 38-21.---FRIDAY, DEC. 23Bahamas Bowl in NassauEastern Michigan (plus 4) vs. Old Dominion, 1 p.m. (ESPN)The Eagles have only one bowl appearance in program history and it came almost 30 years ago. And now theyre going to the Bahamas. Happiest. Team. Ever. ... OLD DOMINION 34-28.Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, TexasNavy (plus 3 +) vs. Louisiana Tech, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)Potential to be one of the most entertaining bowls if Navys triple-option can get rolling again without injured QB Will Worth ... LA TECH 35-28.Dollar General Bowl in Mobile, AlabamaOhio (plus 4) vs. Troy, 8 p.m. (ESPN)Ohios 72-year-old Frank Solich tries to beat a coach half his age -- 36-year-old Neal Brown of Troy ... OHIO 27-26.---SATURDAY, DEC. 24Hawaii Bowl in HonoluluMiddle Tennessee (off) vs. Hawaii, 8 p.m. (ESPN)Jeopardy: This Ole Miss transfer is averaging more yards from scrimmage than Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook and Donnel Pumphrey. Who is ITavius Mathers of MTSU? ... MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE 38-28.---MONDAY, DEC. 26St. Petersburg (Florida) BowlMississippi State (minus 13) vs. Miami University, 11 a.m. (ESPN)The RedHawks started the season 0-6 and could end it on a seven-game winning streak. Playing an SEC team is not ideal, but, hey, who thought they would have gotten this far? ... MISSISSIPPI STATE 45-21, BEST BET.Quick Lane Bowl in DetroitBoston College (plus 1) vs. Maryland, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)Two 6-6 teams with zero combined victories against winning FBS opponents. Well, its better than waiting in line to return those ugly sweaters you got for Christmas ... MARYLAND 16-12.Independence Bowl in Shreveport, LouisianaNC State (minus 4 +) vs. Vanderbilt, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)Watch or Commodores All-America LB Zach Cunningham will tackle you. Actually, even if you do watch he might tackle you. He pretty much tackles everyone ... VANDERBILT 24-21.---TUESDAY, DEC. 27Heart of Dallas BowlArmy (minus 10 +) vs. North Texas, Noon (ESPN)You recorded the regular-season meeting between the Black Knights and Mean Green, but your 6-year-old erased it from the DVR to record a Doc McStuffins marathon before you could watch it. Lucky you. Theyre playing again ... ARMY 24-17.Military Bowl in Annapolis, MarylandWake Forest (plus 13) vs. Temple, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)DB-turned-DE Hassan Reddick of Temple leads the nation in tackles for loss (21.5). Wake has the second-worst offense of any bowl team. Watch to see Reddicks draft stock improve ... TEMPLE 24-14.Holiday Bowl in San DiegoMinnesota (plus 7) vs. Washington State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)The Golden Gophers threw eight TD passes this season. Cougars QB Luke Falk has thrown at least half that many in a gaame 12 times in his career . Riyad Mahrez Jersey. .. WASHINGTON STATE 34-21.Cactus Bowl in PhoenixBoise State (minus 7) vs. Baylor, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN)The Bears try to avoid a seven-game losing streak in a game that will essentially bring the Art Briles era to a close ... BOISE STATE 42-31.---WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28Pinstripe Bowl in New YorkNorthwestern (plus 5 +) vs. Pittsburgh, 2 p.m. (ESPN)Pitt star and cancer survivor James Conner plays his last college game in Yankee Stadium. Pretty cool. ... PITT 38-31.Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, FloridaMiami (minus 3) vs. West Virginia, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)The Hurricanes are involved so one day this game could be the subject of an ESPN 30-for-30 ... WEST VIRGINIA 28-24.Foster Farms Bowl in Santa Clara, CaliforniaIndiana (plus 7 +) vs. Utah, 8:30 p.m. (FOX)The first game as Indiana head coach for former defensive coordinator Tom Allen ... UTAH 24-20.Texas Bowl in HoustonKansas State (plus 2) vs. Texas A&M, 9 p.m. (ESPN)Get a preview of a Kansas State team that will be a trendy dark horse pick to win the Big 12 next season ... KANSAS STATE 28-23.---THURSDAY, DEC. 29Birmingham (Alabama) BowlSouth Florida (minus 10 +) vs. South Carolina, 2 p.m. (ESPN)Like watching Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson play? Then you will enjoy USF QB Quinton Flowers ... USF 38-31.Belk Bowl in Charlotte, North CarolinaVirginia Tech (minus 7) vs. Arkansas, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)If the game gets boring follow (at)belkbowl, the most entertaining bowl on Twitter ... VIRGINIA TECH 28-23.Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, TexasOklahoma State (plus 3 +) vs. Colorado, 9 p.m. (ESPN)Is this the end of Mike Gundys mullet? Or the first step toward a Bon Jovi cover band for the Cowboys coach? ... COLORADO 34-27.---FRIDAY, DEC. 30Liberty Bowl in Memphis, TennesseeGeorgia (pickem) vs. TCU, Noon (ESPN)The Bulldogs (7-5) try to avoid their worst season since 2010, coincidentally the last time they went to the Liberty Bowl -- which they lost to finish 6-7 ... GEORGIA 24-20.Sun Bowl in El Paso, TexasNorth Carolina (plus 4) vs. Stanford, 2 p.m. (CBS)Christian McCaffreys last game at Stanford and you wont have to stay up late to watch it ... STANFORD 28-27.Music City Bowl in Nashville, TennesseeTennessee (minus 3) vs. Nebraska, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)Two fanbases that seem to be in a constant state of existential crisis. And one of them will end what looked not long ago like a promising season with a two-game losing streak ... TENNESSEE 35-28.Arizona Bowl in TucsonAir Force (minus 13) vs. South Alabama, 5:30 p.m. (ASN)Air Force DB Weston Steelhammer is exactly the type of player you would expect a guy named Weston Steelhammer who plays for Air Force to be ... AIR FORCE 35-14.Orange Bowl in Miami Gardens, FloridaFlorida State (plus 7) vs. Michigan, 8 p.m. (ESPN)It is not a playoff game, but it feels a lot like one ... MICHIGAN 28-20.---SATURDAY, DEC. 31Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FloridaLSU (minus 3 +) vs. Louisville, 11 a.m. (ABC)Lamar Jackson against one of the most talented and athletic defenses in the country is whats for breakfast ... LSU 28-21.TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, FloridaKentucky (plus 5) vs. Georgia Tech, 11 a.m. (ESPN)This seasons bowl most likely to be confused for pre-season NIT basketball in the TV listings ... KENTUCKY 31-24.COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFSemifinalsPeach Bowl in AtlantaAlabama (minus 15 +) vs. Washington, 3 p.m. (ESPN)You are running out of chances to see Nick Saban yell at Lane Kiffin ... ALABAMA 37-14.Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, ArizonaClemson (plus 3 +) vs. Ohio State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)Tigers-Buckeyes crowded bar with $100 cover charge ... CLEMSON 29-26.---MONDAY, JAN. 2Outback Bowl in Tampa, FloridaFlorida (minus 2 +) vs. Iowa, 1 p.m. (ABC)If the New Years Eve party turned into a New Years Day party, the expected Gators-Hawkeyes punt-fest should help you nap off that hangover ... FLORIDA 21-14.Cotton Bowl in Arlington, TexasWestern Michigan (plus 7) vs. Wisconsin, 1 p.m. (ESPN)So Western Michigan is known as the Broncos and their slogan is Row the Boat? This will all make sense after you see coach P.J. Fleck give his pregame speech ... WISCONSIN 28-23Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CaliforniaPenn State (plus 6 +) vs. Southern California, 5 p.m. (ESPN)Every season there is a bowl that is almost certain to send the winner into the following season with an exorbitant amount of hype. This is that bowl ... PENN STATE 31-27.Sugar Bowl in New OrleansOklahoma (minus 4) vs. Auburn, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)There was a lot of talk about this being a down year for the SEC. You will be able to hear those S-E-C! chants all the back in Norman if an 8-4 team that stumbled into the Sugar Bowl beats the Big 12 champion ... AUBURN 34-27.---MONDAY, JAN. 9COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFChampionship in Tampa, FloridaAlabama vs. Clemson, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)The Crimson Tide could become the first FBS team to go 15-0 and stake a claim as the greatest team in college football history ... ALABAMA 38-23.----Record: Last week 9-1 straight; 6-4 vs. points.Season: 201-86; 126-155-3.Upset specials: 4-9.Best bets: 4-9.---Follow Ralph D. Russo at AP college football: earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the Cure Bowl in Orlando, Florida, as being owned and operated by ESPN. ' ' ' 
The security risk for foreign players travelling to Pakistan remains unmanageable according to independent consultants, the international players association FICA has said, after the PCB announced that the 2017 Pakistan Super League final would be held in Lahore. Liberty London sWell Bottle .The league stage and the semi-finals of the PSL, the PCBs T20 tournament along the lines of the IPL and the Big Bash League, is scheduled to be held in the UAE in February and March, with only the finals being played in Pakistan.The consistent advice we have received from independent security consultants over the last few years is that playing cricket in Pakistan for foreign teams and players constitutes an unacceptably high security risk, Tony Irish, the FICA chief executive, told ESPNcricinfo. Although we are sure that PSL and PCB would do their very best to implement security plans, the advice of our consultants is also that this risk is unmanageable in the current environment.FICA has a duty to relay that advice to players and, given that players are participating as individuals in PSL and they are not participating as part of a touring foreign team, it will be up to each individual player to decide whether or not to take that advice.Irish said that FICA would seek an update on the security advice nearer to the tournament. We understand how much people want to see foreign teams and players playing in Pakistan and therefore sympathise with cricket lovers and fans in the country. We hope that normal cricket will return to Pakistan as soon as it is safe to play there.Zimbabwe is the only Full Member nation to have toured Pakistan since March 2009, when gunmen attacked the Sri Lanka team bus as the players were travelling to the Gaddafi Stadium during a Test match. However, there was a suicide attack near the Gaddafi Stadium during that tour as well in 2015, but Zimbabwe stayed on to complete the three-match series. Over the last seven years, Pakistan have hosted their home series at neutral venues, predominantly the UAE. The PSL chairman Najam Sethi had said there was a clause in the PSL player contracts that stated they would need to travel to Lahore if their team made the final. Summarising the nature of the clause, a PSL team official said players would be offered extremely high security and cash incentives if they were willing to go. However, there would also be no repercussions if they did not.Two player agents who manage cricketers from different countries told ESPNcricinfo the clause did not say that travel to Pakistan was mandatory. There is a clause, but several international players have made their participation subject to security advice at the time and they cannot be compelled to go, one agent said.Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, who were part of the Sri Lankan team that was attacked in Lahore in 2009, are set to play in the PSL, as are Englands Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales, both of whom had pulled out of the ongoing tour of Bangladesh because of security concerns, although they are likely to be on England duty in West Indies when the finals are staged. The Karachi Kings team also announced Sangakkara as captain, and there are several other international players from Australia, England, West Indies, Bangladesh, South Africa, and New Zealand.During the inaugural season of the PSL in February this year, West Indies allrounder Andre Russell was the first international player to hint at a willingness to travel to Pakistan, though he admitted he would be scared too.With inputs from Umar Farooq, ESPNcricinfos Pakistan correspondent Swell Water Bottle Uk Sale . From filmmaker Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes), The Price of Gold revisits the saga that rocked the figure skating world ahead of the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games: the assault on Nancy Kerrigan, and the plot that led its way back to her rival Tonya Harding. Swell Bottle Uk . The team says the Spain international has a muscle pull in his right leg. Barcelona hosts third-division side Cartagena in the return leg of their round-of-32 tie after winning their first meeting 4-1. . The Croatian served 21 aces and hit 42 winners against Sijsling, who double-faulted to give Cilic a 4-3 lead in the deciding set. "All the players, they know me and they were really happy to see me and they were really happy that this is over for me," Cilic said. 5 Number of times Sarfraz Ahmed was dismissed by Chris Woakes in the series, the most times any batsman was dismissed by a bowler. Sarfraz scored only 49 runs off Woakes, for an average of 9.80 runs per dismissal. There were two instances of a bowler dismissing a batsman four times in the series - Yasir Shah against Gary Ballance, and Mohammad Amir against Alex Hales. Ballance averaged 15.50 against spin, and 44.33 against Pakistans seamers in the series.155 Runs scored by Joe Root against Yasir, the most by a batsman off a bowler in this series. Root was dismissed three times by Yasir, giving him an average of 51.66 against him. The three top instances of most runs by a batsman off a bowler were all against Yasir - 138 by Moeen Ali, and 137 by Jonny Bairstow. The top five instances of most runs scored off a bowler were all by Englands batsmen. Pakistans highest was Younis Khans 100 runs for two dismissals against Moeen.17 Fifty-plus scores for Englands batsmen in the four-Test series, compared to just nine for Pakistan. However, Pakistan converted four of their nine 50-plus scores into hundreds, compared to just three for England. Both teams had one double-century - 254 by Joe Root and 218 by Younis Khan - but there was only one other score of more than 115: Azhar Alis 139 at Edgbaston.39.44 The average runs per wicket for England; Pakistan scored 31.01 runs per dismissal. England took five more wickets than Pakistan, and had a better bowling strike rate as well. 60.30 Englands average partnership for the sixth and seventh wickets: in 14 stands they topped 50 eight times, including two century partnerships. Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow were the stars, adding 316 runs in six partnerships, five of them for the sixth wicket. Only Alastair Cook and Joe Root added more partnership runs in this series. On the other hand, the average forr Pakistans sixth and seventh wickets was 23, with an aggregate that was less than half that of Englands. Swell Uk. Pakistan also had problems with their opening stands, averaging less than 18 per completed partnership, with a highest of an unbroken 42 that came in the last innings of the series, when chasing a fourth-innings target of 40. Excluding that stand, their average for the series was 11.85. 27.51 The average for Englands fast bowlers; they took 56 wickets, compared to 43 by Pakistan at an average of 37.67. The averages for the spinners were very similar, though Pakistans spinners - led by Yasir Shah - took 20 wickets, compared to Englands 12. (Click here for the batting and bowling average for England, and here for Pakistan.) 26 Wickets for Woakes in the series, the highest for an England bowler in a Test series against Pakistan, and the second highest for any bowler in an England-Pakistan series: Abdul Qadir took 30 in the three-Test series in 1987-88. The previous highest for England was 23, by James Anderson in 2010.4 England players who have scored 300-plus runs and taken ten-plus wickets in a series where they have played four or fewer Tests. Moeen, with 316 runs and 11 wickets, joined Ben Stokes (against South Africa, 2015-16), Andrew Flintoff (against West Indies, 2004), and Bill Edrich (against South Africa, 1947). In all, only 14 players have ever achieved this double.40.73 Yasirs average in the series, despite two five-fors and a ten-wicket match haul. It is the poorest average for bowlers who have achieved this in a series. Among bowlers who have taken a ten-for in a series, Yasirs average is fourth from the bottom, with Subhash Gupte, Mark Craig and Abdul Qadir having done worse. ' ' ' 
CLEVELAND -- First-year Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale admits that?LeBron James was instrumental in his ascension to his position after he served as an assistant coach for the Heat when the Cavaliers superstar played in Miami. Jason Heyward Cubs Jersey .I wouldnt be the coach that I am if I didnt get a chance to coach him and be around him and spend time with him, Fizdale said before the Grizzlies played the Cavs on Tuesday. So a lot of my success I owe to him and that team and that group of guys that we had down there in Miami.Although Fizdale considers James a one-percentile guy when it comes to basketball intelligence, he doesnt anticipate the three-time champion following his career path and one day manning an NBA sideline with whiteboard in hand.No, Fizdale said when asked about a potential future in coaching for James. He would kill somebody. Perfection is like [his standard]. He wants perfection. I could see him actually owning his own team and doing something like that, but I think [as a coach], he would end up killing a player at some point because they wouldnt live up to the expectations that he would set forth.Indeed, James has expressed interest in owning an NBA team, not coaching one, calling it a dream of his this summer. Furthermore, Forbes estimated James net worth to be north of $275 million, which will only grow with his lifetime Nike deal and current $100 million contract with the Cavs, and named him the 39th richest entrepreneur under 40 years old?on Tuesday. As such, grinding through an 82-game schedule as a coach is probably out of the question for James, regardless of his demeanor.Yeah, hes a little right, James said as he smacked his lips and made a knowing face when informed of Fizdales comments following Clevelands 103-86 win. I dont have, my patience is not -- youve got to be very patient as a coach. I dont think I have that much patience. Not that much.Even so, Fizdale believes that as a mentor or a guy that is just going to groom players, I dont know if youll ever find anyone better than [James] and [Dwyane Wade] and Chris Bosh and those guys I was with down there [in Miami]. They were incredible leaders and basketball geniuses, so I was very lucky to be a part of that.James, who reached four NBA Finals and won two championships in the four years he spent with Fizdale in Miami, gave a strong endorsement of his former Heat mentor.He has every quality that would fit a head coach, James said after the Cavs morning shootaround. Hes confident in his ability. A great learner. Great communicator. He can communicate to some of the players, both on the floor and off the floor. So it was great to see him get the nod, and hes proven so far why hes capable of the job.Despite the colorful way he described James lack of patience, something James himself has been self-deprecating about over the years, Fizdale said James coached me more than I coached him.I dont think Ive ever been around a guy like that who sees a game that clearly,?Fizdale said.Fizdale was also complimentary of Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, whom he teamed up with when Lue was a player and he was an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks.[The Cavs] got the right man for the job, no doubt about it, Fizdale said, detailing how he watched film of Lue and Jason Kidd to try to emulate their coaching poise during games. T-Lue is as bright as they come. Hes incredible at making adjustments, holding guys accountable, relating. They do -- they have the right guy for this job to coach this team, and LeBron has 100 percent respect for him and confidence in him. So its obvious through the success that they had in winning that title last year. Fergie Jenkins Cubs Jersey . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. Yu Darvish Jersey . Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC failed to make the postseason while Montreal Impact fell at the first hurdle losing heavily to Houston Dynamo in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round. . But when it comes to determining if Raymond will find a place on the Leafs roster when training camp concludes in a week, well, that decision will ultimately fall to the head coach. BEIJING -- Chinas highest court has ruled in favor of basketball legend Michael Jordan at the conclusion of a years-long trademark case.The former NBA star has been in dispute with a sportswear company based in southern China called Qiaodan Sports since 2012.He had appealed earlier verdicts by Beijing courts that permitted the company to use his Chinese name Qiaodan, his team number 23 and dunking basketball player logo that Jordan said made it appear that he wass associated with the brand. Jon Lester Jersey. The Supreme Court said Thursday that it was overturning court rulings against Jordan from 2014 and 2015 that found there wasnt sufficient evidence to support Jordans allegations. It also ordered the trademark bureau to issue a new ruling over the use of the Chinese characters in the brand Qiaodan. ' ' ' 
TALLADEGA, Ala. Trent Williams Youth Jersey . -- About the only change to NASCAR Sprint Cup cars since their last trip to Talladega Superspeedway is the addition of 20 pounds.The addition of the weight, theoretically, could have a small -- very small -- impact on whether a 3,300-pound stock car gets airborne, one of the concerns of drivers as they left the track in May. The changes arent made to keep the cars on the ground but to protect the drivers who hit the wall.The weight is part of a new construction of the footbox area, which includes a new design plus foam and is meant to protect a drivers lower extremities. Kyle Busch missed 11 races when he broke his right leg and left foot in an Xfinity Series accident at Daytona in 2015.The new floorboard chassis requirements go into effect in 2017 for restrictor-plate tracks and 2018 for all tracks. Teams have the option to use it at Talladega this weekend. The four Joe Gibbs Racing cars, the Furniture Row Racing car and the Roush Fenway Racing car of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are among the cars with the changes.It would make sense that drivers are very aware of whether they have the added protection in their cars for the race Sunday. But at least some drivers mired in Chase cutoff drama didnt know.Carl Edwards appeared puzzled when asked about it after practice Friday.We focused 100 percent on Kansas and then [on the test this week at] Homestead and now Talladega and so, yeah, Im not up to speed on it, Edwards said. I should be.There was one superspeedway race -- I believe it was here -- where I actually ran into a car that was pulling off of pit road and I hit that car so hard and went up in the air that looking at it afterwards, seeing what could have possibly happened with that foot box, Im really excited to have more shielding there.Joey Logano didnt know whether his car had the new components. He does not.I focus on things that I can affect and things that involve me, Logano said. Yes, you can make an argument that involves me quite a bit, but it doesnt have an effect on the way Im going to approach this race ... so I didnt really get in the middle of that.Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin were aware their cars had the changes. They couldnt tell the difference when driving. Hamlin conceded he only knew because there was some talk about it at the drivers council meeting last week at Kansas.Were focused on doing everything inside the car to go faster, Hamlin said. I didnt notice any difference. ... Hopefully I wont see the difference because I wont be hitting anything on Sunday.That is typical driver talk. They try not to think about the dangers until it, literally, hits them.You cant tell any difference unless you get under there and really look at it, Truex said. Everything is fine from what I can see and obviously the weight is not a big deal here either.Hopefully we wont have to test the safety features of that new panel, but glad to know its in there for sure.The weight is the main concern of teams, who wouldnt even think about using the new construction -- it has to be certified by NASCAR because it is so different from the 2016 chassis -- until NASCAR mandated that all cars at Talladega must have the extra 20 pounds for the cars that are running the 2016 package. Where the weight is located in the footbox area, though, is different from where teams would put the weight in the 2016 chassis. At other tracks where weight distribution is more important, teams cant afford to make the change and be at a competitive disadvantage.Among other safety improvements NASCAR will implement next year: All drivers will have roof hatches in their cars for 2017 restrictor-plate races. And the size of the holes in the restrictor plate will change by 1/64th of an inch. There will also be a change to the steering column so that it wont come back into the drivers lap as forcefully as in recent crashes such as Danica Patricks at Talladega in May.It makes us feel a lot better in the cars to know they go in that direction, said Tony Stewart, whose car does not have the changes. Its a lot of weight theyre adding to the car, but Id rather have safety than weight [savings].Will the weight help cars from getting airborne?Its not going to hurt it, keeping it down for sure, but ... Im fairly certain that they can already pick them up [in the air] with 3,300 pounds; 20 probably isnt going to be a big deal, Stewart said. Trent Williams Womens Jersey . 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We thought it best that he not be in the lineup today.A two-time All-Star, the 30-year-old Lucroy is batting .300 with 13 homers and 50 RBI. He has a $4 million salary this year as part of a conttract that includes a $5. Sam Huff Womens Jersey. 25 million team option for 2017.He has not been traded, Counsell said. Hes available to us today. Ill use him if something comes up and I have to use him. But, hes making progress, so we thought it best to not play him.Lucroy was in the clubhouse and dressed for batting practice.Im not playing today, he said. Im sure it has something to do with things that are going on. ' ' ' 
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Star receiver Alshon Jeffery was suspended Monday for four games without pay for violating the NFLs policy on performance-enhancing substances, the latest staggering blow for the reeling Chicago Bears.Jeffery posted on Twitter that he took a supplement for inflammation containing a substance banned by the league.I take full responsibility and Im deeply upset with myself for not doing the proper research on this supplement, he wrote. I want to apologize to my family, the Bears organization, my teammates, and Bears fans. I will work hard to earn back the respect and trust of the Bears nation and look forward to being back on the field.His suspension was another dose of bad news for a team that lost several players to injuries in an embarrassing 36-10 loss at Tampa Bay that left the Bears with a 2-7 record. Now, they will have to get by without arguably their best player, starting with Sundays game at the New York Giants.Obviously were very disappointed, coach John Fox said. I think hes fairly embarrassed about it, but well support him and welcome him when he gets back after serving his suspension.As if Jefferys punishment wasnt enough, it looks like the Bears will be without star right guard Kyle Long. The NFL Network reported Monday that he will miss the remainder of the season with an ankle injury.Jeffery will be eligible to be activated on Dec. 12 and play against Green Bay six days later. He leads the team with 630 yards receiving and is second with 40 catches.It (stinks) not having your top weapon on offense, tight end Zach Miller said. We have to figure out ways to be better, to do better collectively. But I dont think you really replace Alshon Jeffery that easily. Well have to do it as a group.Jeffery is playing for the $14.6 million franchise tag after he and the Bears were unable to agree to a long-term contract in the offseason. He was limited to nine games because of injuries a year ago, and now has a PED suspension hanging over him with his contract set to expire again.Fox said players found out during meetings on Monday.All teammates, I think, at the end of the day, theyre supportive, Fox said. But I know Alshons embarrassed by it and Im sure disappointed would be a good word for the rest of us.FFox mentioned a silver lining with receiver Marquess Wilson potentially returning soon from a foot injury. Mike Gartner Jersey. He has been on the physically unable to perform list since training camp. But his comeback would be small consolation, particularly given the rash of injuries the Bears suffered against the Buccaneers.Long, a three-time Pro Bowl lineman, left the field on a cart with a right ankle injury. Fox indicated after the game that it might be a high ankle sprain, though he said Monday a full determination on the injury had not been made. Ted Larsen figures to take his place in the lineup, though Eric Kush is a possibility.Fox had no update on running back Jordan Howard (ankle or Achilles tendon), nose tackle Eddie Goldman (ankle) or defensive lineman Will Sutton (ankle). Right tackle Bobby Massie also suffered a concussion.The loss to Tampa Bay also raised more questions about the direction of the franchise and wiped out any good vibes the Bears had after they knocked off NFC North leader Minnesota two weeks earlier.Jay Cutler threw two interceptions and fumbled twice after leading the Bears to a victory over the Vikings in his return from a sprained right thumb. It all added up to a big reality check for a team that was as confident as any with two wins halfway through the season could be.The Bears thought they might turn the corner with key players coming back from injuries. Instead, they crashed.I still feel like were not out of it, Miller said.Mathematically, theyre not.The Bears trail Detroit and Minnesota by three games and Green Bay by two in the division. The Vikings are struggling in a big way with four straight losses. So are the Packers, who have dropped three in a row.But with Jefferys suspension, the Bears will have to get by without one of their biggest playmakers.I guess the best word I could use would be unfortunate, defensive end Akiem Hicks said. Because I look forward to seeing 17 (Jeffery) out there going up deep and catching balls and making plays. Its unfortunate and Im going to miss him.---For more NFL coverage: and ' ' ' 
CLEVELAND -- The Latest on Game 6 of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians (all times local):11:40 p. Ben Banogu Jersey .m.The Chicago Cubs have closed out a 9-3 victory over the Indians to force the World Series to Game 7 on Wednesday night in Cleveland.---11:30 p.m.With the Cubs leading 9-2, closer Aroldis Chapman has been removed after issuing a leadoff walk in the ninth inning. He got four outs and threw 20 pitches.The hard-throwing lefty has fired 62 pitches in the past three days. In Game 5 on Sunday night, he entered in the seventh inning for the first time since 2012 and pitched a career-high 2 2/3 innings to close out a 3-2 victory. In that one, Chapman fired 15 of his 42 pitches at 100 mph or faster.---11:20 p.m.Anthony Rizzos two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning has extended Chicagos lead to 9-2. Rizzo has three hits and teammate Kris Bryant has four.---11:15 p.m.Aroldis Chapman has worked a scoreless eighth inning to preserve Chicagos 7-2 lead. He got pinch-hitter Yan Gomes to ground into an inning-ending double play with the help of a difficult turn by slick-fielding second baseman Javier Baez.Looking ahead to a potential Game 7 on Wednesday night, that could be crucial for the Cubs because it limited the number of pitches Chapman needed to throw.---11:05 p.m.Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman has entered in the seventh inning for the second consecutive game. Before that, he hadnt been summoned so early since 2012.With his team leading 7-2, Chicago manager Joe Maddon brought in Chapman with two runners on and two outs. The hard-throwing lefty got Francisco Lindor to hit a bouncer to first and raced to cover the bag.Lindor initially was called safe on a close play, but the ruling was overturned after a replay review. Chapman came up limping a bit, but appeared to be OK and smiled as he playfully tossed the ball to Lindor.---10:35 p.m.Jake Arrieta has done his part to force a Game 7.The right-hander allowed two runs and three hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out nine with three walks as the Chicago Cubs took a 7-2 lead over Cleveland into the seventh inning of Game 6.Arrieta gave up an RBI single to Mike Napoli in the third and a solo home run to Jason Kipnis in the fifth. The 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner also wriggled out of a jam in the fourth when he struck out Tyler Naquin with the bases loaded.Kipnis went 3 for 5 against Arrieta in his two World Series starts. The rest of the Indians were 2 for 34.---10:05 p.m.Jason Kipnis is doing what he can to bring the Cleveland Indians back.The All-Star second baseman hit his second home run of the World Series in the fifth inning against Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta, pulling the Indians to 7-2. Kipnis doubled and scored in the third for Clevelands first run, and his shot over the wall in left gave Progressive Field a jolt.Still, the Indians have their work cut out. Arrieta went 15-0 in the regular season when given at least six runs of support.---9:55 p.m.LeBron James and his teammates on the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers have arrived at the ballpark and are sitting in a suite. They played a 6 p.m. game at Quicken Loans Arena just across the plaza, beating the Rockets 128-120.If they win it, weve got to come back and win it again, too, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said about the Indians.---9:40 p.m.The Indians are on the board but still trail 7-1.Jason Kipnis doubled off the left-center wall leading off the fourth inning for Clevelands first hit against Jake Arrieta. One out later, Kipnis scored on Mike Napolis single.Cleveland had a chance for more, but right fielder Jason Heyward made a tough catch to rob Jose Ramirez of a hit, and Arrieta struck out rookie Tyler Naquin with the bases loaded to end the inning.---9:15 p.m.Addison Russell is having himself a night in Game 6.The 22-year-old shortstop has six RBI through three innings, including a grand slam off Cleveland reliever Dan Otero that gave the Chicago Cubs a commanding 7-0 lead.The six RBI for Russell have tied the record for a World Series game.Aided by an Indians misplay in the outfield, Russell hit a two-run double off starter Josh Tomlin in the first to help the Cubs jump in front 3-0. Russell then drove Oteros third pitch to center field for the first World Series grand slam since Paul Konerko connected for the Chicago White Sox in 2005 (Game 2).It was the first grand slam by a Cubs player in the World Series and the first given up by an Indians pitcher.Mickey Mantle was the only player younger than Russell to hit a grand slam in the World Series.The Cubs are looking to become the first team since the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates to rally from a 3-1 Series deficit by winning the final two games on the road.---8:55 p.m.Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta is cruising so far.Staked to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, Arrieta has struck out four and allowed just a walk to Francisco Lindor through two innings as Chicago tries to force a Game 7.Arrieta received the best run support of any National League pitcher this season. The Cubs averaged 6.8 runs during his 31 starts. When they scored at least three, Arrieta was 18-4.---8:20 p.m.The Cubs wasted little time getting to Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin.Chicago touched up Tomlin for three runs in the first inning, all with two outs. Kris Bryant hit a 433-foot homer to left field, putting Chicago up 1-0. It was the first home run off Tomlin this year on an 0-2 count.Bryant also homered during Game 5 in Chicago on Sunday night to help the Cubs stave off elimination.Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist followed with singles and both came home on Addison Russells pop-fly double to right-center. The ball fell between center fielder Tyler Naquin and right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall when they failed to communicate properly.---6:55 p.m.Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon looks back fondly on the last team to rally from a 3-1 deficit in the World Series to win Games 6 and 7 on the road.Maddon grew up in eastern Pennsylvania but was captivated by the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates, who stormed back to top the Baltimore Orioles in seven games to win it all.The Pirates rallied around the disco song We Are Family and rode the play of stars Dave Parker and Willie Stargell. They did it in style, too, wearing bright yellow jerseys and striped caps that the Pirates even used as their throwbacks during Sunday home games this season.Maddon said he was never really a Pirates fan, but he loved the uniform. He also remembers the team being tight knit, not unlike this group of Cubs who have reached the Fall Classic for the first time since 1945.---6:30 p.m.Joe Maddon wants the Cleveland Indians to pitch to slugger Kyle Schwarber.The Cubs manager is hoping that bumping Schwarber up to second in the lineup will do the trick.Schwarber hit fifth in Games 1 and 2 in Cleveland as the designated hitter, going 3 for 7 with two RBI in his first major league games since April. He had only one plate appearance in Chicago as a pinch hitter because he hasnt been cleared to play defense following surgery on his left knee.Maddon says that if he let Schwarber hit fifth again, he doesnt think the Indians would pitch to him at all. By putting Schwarber in the second spot, Schwarber has protection because hes hitting in front of Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist.---5:45 p.m.Terry Franconas first two managing jobs in the major leagues were Philadelphia and Boston, cities not exactly known for their hospitality.The Indians manager joked that the next obvious stop would have been Beirut. Francona says there were a lot of times when he thought his name was You suck! because he heard it so often from the Red Sox and Philly faithful during tough times.Instead, Francona ended up in Cleveland, about two hours from where he grew up in western Pennsylvania. Now in his fourth year, Francona says he sees a lot of similarities between the city and the team hes led to the brink of a championship.Francona says the city kind of reminds me of our team a little bit. They got pushed around, now theyre starting to push back, and Im happy for them.---5:25 p.m.Tuesday night isnt the first time Indians manager Terry Francona has been looking for a little bit of magic in Game 6 of a World Series.Francona joked that he once won a stash of cash when Boston Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk hit his famous home run off the foul pole in the 12th inning of Game 6 in the 1975 World Series to give the Red Sox a 7-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds, forcing Game 7.Francona says that when the ball hit the foul pole, he went bananas. When his father mentioned that he didnt know his son was a Red Sox fan, Francona replied: Im not. I had the (final score) at school. I won $100.---4:50 p.m.Indians manager Terry Francona could run for mayor and win. Not everyone in Cleveland knows his face, though.Before heading to Progressive Field earlier than usual on game day, Francona, who typically rides a scooter to the ballpark, was helping one of the employees at the hotel where he stays while in Cleveland. The worker had no idea she was talking to someone famous.She said: `Man, this place is crazy. Who do you want to win? Francona said.He said he looked at her with a straight face and said, Ill go with the Indians.Francona will win his third World Series title if the Indians can finish off the Chicago Cubs. He captured two championships with Boston, helping the Red Sox end an 86-year drought in 2004.---3:55 p.m.Carlos Santana is back at the top of Clevelands lineup.After playing two games in left field and one at first base in Chicago, Santana is batting first as the designated hitter. With the World Series back in Cleveland, the teams are playing under American League rules again.Manager Terry Francona also put Game 3 hero Coco Crisp in left field and moved Tyler Naquin to center, bumping Rajai Davis out of the lineup. Crisps pinch-hit RBI provided the only run in Clevelands 1-0 win in Game 3. Crisps only start of the series came in Game 2 against Chicagos Jake Arrieta, who will take the mound for the Cubs on Tuesday night.Cleveland right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall will bat sixth after dealing with some stomach discomfort before Game 5 on Sunday in Chicago.---3:30 p.m.Kyle Schwarber is batting second for the Chicago Cubs in Game 6 of the World Series.Schwarber injured a knee on April 7, had surgery to repair torn ligaments and was out until the Series opener. He batted fifth as the designated hitter in the first two games against Cleveland. Because he does not have medical clearance to play the field, he was limited to pinch hitting in the three games at Chicago. Overall, he is 3 for 8 in the Series with a double, two walks and two RBI.Center fielder Dexter Fowler remains in the leadoff spot, followed by Schwarber at DH, third baseman Kris Bryant, first baseman Anthony Rizzo, left fielder Ben Zobrist, shortstop Addison Russell, catcher Willson Contreras, right fielder Jason Heyward and second baseman Javier Baez. Game 2 winner Jake Arrieta is on the mound.Heyward is making his third straight start after a four-game benching. He was 2 for 31 (.033) with one RBI in the postseason before getting two hits in Game 3. He is 3 for 11 in the Series.---2:35 p.m.Cubs manager Joe Maddon can ditch the stocking cap for Game 6. The World Series has heated up.The temperature is expected to be in the 70s when the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs play Tuesday night at Progressive Field, which was bathed in sunshine in the hours leading up to first pitch.For Game 5 at Chicagos Wrigley Field, Maddon donned a blue ski cap as the Cubs rallied on a chilly night to win 3-2 and extend their season. It was 43 degrees at first pitch that night and whipping winds made it feel much colder.The Indians will gladly take the warm weather. Their season opener on April 4 at Progressive Field against the Boston Red Sox was postponed by snow.Seven months later, on Nov. 1, Cleveland is enjoying unusually warm autumn weather. Marvin Harrison Youth Jersey . Emery skated the length of the ice and fought an unwilling Holtby during the third period of the Flyers 7-0 loss Friday night in Philadelphia. He was given 29 penalty minutes, including a game misconduct. 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The Jones era is yet to experience defeat but this weekend Argentina, according to the coach, will offer the sternest test of Englands defence -- one which shipped three tries in 10 minutes to Fiji last weekend. The Pumas are an unpredictable beast but one which is intent on playing expansive, exciting rugby though sometimes to the point of defensive negligence.It is this unpredictability which is worrying England with Jones saying that any game against Argentina is a test of his players manhood. And of added significance to this match from an Argentina perspective is the battle to retain a top eight status in the World Rugby rankings to ensure they dont fall into the third seeds grouping ahead of Mays draw for the 2019 World Cup. For England under Jones, this may be their greatest challenge yet.Team NewsEngland change four for Argentina with George Kruis and Tom Wood returning to the pack and Jonny May and Mike Brown starting in the back three. Teimana Harrison shifts to the bench with Nathan Hughes dropping out due to a foot problem.Argentina make three changes from the side that fell to Scotland. Tomas Cubelli starts alongside Juan Martin Hernandez at half-back while Leonardo Senatore replaces Facundo Isa in the Pumas back-row.England: Mike Brown, Jonny May, Jonathan Joseph, Owen Farrell, Elliot Daly, George Ford, Ben Youngs; Mako Vunipola, Dylan Hartley (captain), Dan Cole, Courtney Lawes, George Kruis, Chris Robshaw, Tom Wood, Billy VunipolaReplacements: Jamie George, Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler, Charlie Ewels, Teimana Harrison, Danny Care, Ben Teo, Henry SladeArgentina: Joaquin Tuculet, Matias Orlando, Matias Moroni, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, Santiago Cordero, Juan Martin Hernandez, Tomas Cubelli; Lucas Noguera, Agustin Creevy (captain), Ramiro Herrara, Guido Petti Pagadizaval, Matias Alemanno, Pablo Matera, Javier Ortega Desio, Leonardo Senatore?Replacements: Julian Montoya, Santiago Garcia Botta, Enrique Pieretto Heilan, Facundo Isa, Tomas Lezana, Martin Landajo, Jeronimo De La Fuente, Juan Pablo Estelles. Quenton Nelson Womens Jersey. Key head-to-headJuan Martin Hernandez is a joy to watch; nicknamed El Mago, he has been crowned Argentinas rugby version of Diego Maradona. He can cover fullback and the centres but starts at fly-half against England on Saturday. He is the only surviving player from the side that defeated England in 2006 but still has all of his wonderful sleights of hand, an unrivalled vision and ability to thrill.His battle with George Ford will be fascinating. Jones feels Ford can surpass Beauden Barrett as the worlds premier fly-half but seeing how he fares against Hernandez will offer an accurate gauge of his progress. One way or another, this match-up will go some way to deciding the winner of Saturdays match.Weather:Those in the stands and on the field will be hopeful of perfect conditions for rugby at Twickenham with temperatures of nine degrees centigrade and a clear sky.Prediction:It should be a thrilling match up at Twickenham with the Pumas stretching Englands defence but Jones side should have enough nous and experience from the bench to extend their winning run with a win by six points. ' ' ' 
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TAMPA, Fla. Cheap Nike Paul George Basketball Shoes China . -- The Columbus Blue Jackets started and finished fast against the Tampa Bay Lightning.Brandon Saad broke a tie with at 4:34 of the third period and Cam Atkinson added a short-handed goal to lift the Blue Jackets to 5-3 victory over a team that had beaten them in six of their preceding seven meetings.I liked all parts of our game other than the final 3-4 minutes of the second period, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. I thought we played a complete game.Early goals by Alexander Wennberg and Nick Foligno put the Blue Jackets (11-5-3) ahead for the entire game except for a 57-second stretch of the final period. The loss was only the second for the Lightning (13-8-1) in their last seven games.We play 82 games, chalk one up to a stinker, said Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper. We got taught a lesson tonight by a team that worked way harder than us. I know it was 3-3, but the right team won the hockey game.Wennbergs fourth goal of the season was assisted by Saad and Jack Johnson. Foligno made it 2-0 with his team-leading eighth goal on a power play just 8:35 into the game.Columbus dominated the first period, taking 10 shots to the Lightnings four and nearly taking a 3-0 lead when a shot by Johnson went off Ben Bishops shoulder and deflected off the post in the 14th minute.We played really good in the first period, and I think they wanted to come back so they got some momentum, Wennberg said. But I felt like we didnt give them too many chances.The Lightning didnt get a power-play opportunity until the middle of the third period and were outshot, 38-28.Nikita Kucherov scored for the Lightning, his 11th goal of the season, with 12:33 left in the second period, but Josh Anderson answered quickly to regain a 3-1 Columbus lead.After Josh Garrison made it 3-2 with 1:32 left in the second, Ondrej Palat tied it 3-3 with a delayed-penalty goal with 16:23 left. But Saad regained the lead for Columbus with 15:26 remaining, and Atkinson scored his short-handed goal with 8:47 left.Game notes Columbus entered the game with the NHLs best power play, scoring 28.6 percent of the time. . . . Kucherov, who scored his first career goal against Philadelphia on Wednesday night, has now scored goals against every team in the NHL except the Lightning. . . . Columbus placed LW Matt Calvert (upper body) on injured reserve . . . The Blue Jackets called up C Justin Scott from Cleveland of the American Hockey League. ...D Anton Stralman (upper body) and RW J.T. Brown (upper body) did not play for the Lightning.UP NEXTColumbus: The Blue Jackets play their third game in four nights at Florida on Saturday night.Tampa Bay: The Lightning play Sunday at Boston before traveling to Columbus for a rematch Tuesday night. Cheap Nike Kevin Durant Basketball Shoes China .J. Jefferson has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend. Wholesale Basketball Shoes Shop . McPhee said that Ovechkins father Mikhail is in stable condition after having the surgery this week and is no longer in intensive care. "Weve told him to stay as long as necessary with your dad," he said. Ovechkin and his Russian national team were eliminated from the mens hockey tournament in Sochi on Wednesday with a 3-1 quarter-final loss to Finland. . Irving scored 23 points, Tristan Thompson had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-109 on Friday night.WASHINGTON -- Even before Ryan Harrison broke his racket by spiking it on the Citi Open court or screamed "Oh, my God!" in exasperation, top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro was feeling pretty good about the way things were going Thursday. And they kept improving for the 2009 U.S. Open champion. Back in action after nearly a month off, del Potro won twice in a span of about 7 1/2 hours to reach the Citi Open quarterfinals. Del Potro started by winning a rain-postponed match against 107th-ranked American Harrison 6-1, 7-5, then returned to the court under the lights at night to defeat 14th-seeded Bernard Tomic of Australia 6-3, 6-3. Each lasted about 70 minutes. "Really good day," del Potro said, smiling as he leaned back in his chair and stretched out his legs. "The match against Tomic was a little better than the first one." Del Potro, who received a first-round bye, is 11-1 at the hard-court tournament in Washington, where he won titles in 2008 and 2009. The Argentine, No. 7 in the ATP rankings, hadnt competed since July 5, when he was eliminated in five sets by No. 1 Novak Djokovic in 4 hours, 43 minutes, the longest semifinal in Wimbledon history. "I was training hard before coming here," said del Potro, who will face No. 7-seeded Kevin Anderson, also a winner twice Thursday. Anderson eliminated James Duckworth 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, then beat Mardy Fish of the United States 7-6 (2), 6-1. Before that match finished, Fishs withdrawal from next weeks tournament in Montreal was announced; the event said he pulled out for personal reasons. "Its hard for me, right now, to come out and just play every single week," said Fish, who has missed time the past two seasons while dealing with a heart condition. "I still know I have a long ways to go to get back to where Id like to be and where I was, maybe, 12 months ago," he added. The other mens quarterfinals are No. 8 John Isner against No. 16 Marcos Baghdatis, No. 3 Tommy Haas against No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov, and Marinko Matosevic against Dmitry Tursunov. Matosevic beat No. 4 Milos Raonic of Canada 7-5, 7-6 (7); Baghdatis surprised No. 2 Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-1, 6-2; the 35-year-old Haas finished off a second-round match suspended overnight in the third set, then also won Thursdays last match, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 against No. 13 Ivan Dodig, wrapping it up after midnight. Del Potro said his left knee felt fine; he wasnt wearing any sort of wrap the way he did at the All England Club afterr hyperextending it on a fall during a match. Wholesale Basketball Shoes. "You never know" how the knee will hold up, said del Potros coach, Franco Davin. "For now, its OK." Harrison was ranked inside the top 50 last season and is widely seen as the next top American male player. "He has good potential. He serves well. He plays well on hard courts. But sometimes he looks young," said del Potro, who was a couple of weeks shy of his 21st birthday when he won the U.S. Open. "Hes still 21. He needs to learn a few things to become a better player in the future." Harrison trailed 4-0 after only 11 minutes. Both men hit serves at the considerable speed of 130 mph, but the difference was that once the ball was in play, del Potros groundstrokes were far more consistent. "Sometimes you go out there and for whatever reason, its not feeling as well as you want it to," said Harrison, 0-18 against top-10 players. "The best guys, whenever they see someones off, they just press you, and they just make you feel like youre under duress all the time." After pushing a forehand long to get broken at 3-0, Harrison smashed his equipment, earning a warning from the chair umpire for racket abuse. During a particularly rough stretch from late in the first set to early in the second, Harrison dropped 13 consecutive points, a drought that ended right after he dumped a backhand in the net, looked to the sky and yelled. From there, he played evenly against del Potro, until getting broken in the last game. Del Potro thinks Harrisons histrionics help foes. "Its easier for us, because we ... (see) our opponent really, really low," del Potro said. Three other American men joined Harrison on the way out: No. 6-seeded Sam Querrey, Jack Sock and Tim Smyczek. In womens action, the only seeded player to lose was No. 8 Madison Keys of the United States, who failed to convert two match points and bowed out against Monica Niculescu 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (6). The womens quarterfinals are No. 1-seeded Angelique Kerber vs. No. 7 Magdalena Rybarikova, No. 3 Ekaterina Makarova vs. Niculescu, No. 4 Alize Cornet vs. Sorana Cirstea, and Andrea Petkovic vs. Paula Ormaechea. The most unusual ending to a match Thursday came when Olga Puchkova of Russia was defaulted by the WTA supervisor after hitting a line judge in the knee with a ball between points. Trailing Ormaechea 3-6, 6-3, 4-1, Puchkova was forced to forfeit even though she said it was an accident. ' ' ' 
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