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SAINT PAUL, Minn. Dion Waiters Heat Jersey . -- All signs point to a low-scoring, defensive battle when the Boston Bruins visit the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.Both clubs struggled to light the lamp in recent games despite numerous chances, while strong defensive play and stellar goaltending allowed each team to remain competitive.All this means, of course, is the game could just as easily erupt into an old-fashioned, 1980s-era shootout.Boston (10-6-0) is coming off a stretch of six games in nine days (4-2-0) culminating with a 2-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday. The team with an NHL-best 7-3-0 road record had Monday off and practiced in Denver on Tuesday before arriving in Minnesota a relatively rested team.The Thursday game marks the end of a three-game trip for the Bruins, who won a pair of tight contests over the Arizona Coyotes (2-1) and the Avalanche. But despite firing a combined 75 shots on goal in the two games, only four went in, giving Boston just 22 goals in the past nine contests.Following practice Tuesday, Bruins forward Brad Marchand, the teams leading goal-scorer last season, said it is premature to push the panic button.If we continue to get opportunities and play the way we are, then goals are going to come, said Marchand, who has five goals this season. We know that. Theres no need to worry. The only time is when youre not getting opportunities and not getting the chances, but we are. Were playing good hockey, and we want to continue that.The potential absence of leading scorer David Pastrnak certainly wont help the Bruins, though. The 20-year-old third-year forward from the Czech Republic has 10 goals already this season, but he sat out a second straight practice Wednesday in St. Paul and was listed as day-to-day by Boston coach Claude Julien.Minnesota, meanwhile, spent its day off Wednesday trying to digest a flame-broiled goose egg delivered to its doorstep by a struggling Calgary squad on the night before. The Flames arrived Tuesday having been outscored 27-9 in their past seven games (1-6-0) but left Minnesota with a hard-earned 1-0 win, much to the Wilds frustration.I just dont think we played the way we needed to, Wild defenseman Ryan Suter said. We had some chances and hit some posts. At the end of the day, we have to put the puck in the back of the net.Weve got to, as a group, ask ourselves, Did we really do enough to give ourselves a chance to create offense, to sustain offense, to get scoring chances? And I dont think we did, added Wild forward Zach Parise who skated 18:53 on Tuesday, tallying two shots, one hit and two penalty minutes in his first game after sitting out six due to a lower-body injury.It doesnt get any easier for the Wild (8-6-1), as they will face the NHLs reigning NHL First Star of the Week. Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask (4-0-0, 0.75 goals-against average last week) is 10-1-0 overall with a 1.54 GAA and a .945 save percentage.Hes been solid since the start of the season and giving us a chance to win every night, Julien said of Rask after the Sunday win.Weve been playing good hockey, and Ive felt good, Rask said after Tuesdays practice. I think everybody has contributed to our success, and Im just riding along with the boys, I guess.The Wild, who also dropped a 1-0 contest at Colorado on Nov. 6, have been held to two goals or fewer in five of their six November games after outscoring opponents 13-0 in three games to close out October, the first of which was a 5-0 Oct. 25 blanking of the Bruins in Boston. Rask sat out that game due to injury.Minnesota goaltender Devan Dubnyk, who was in goal for all three shutouts, stopped all 27 Boston shots that night, a feat he may have to duplicate if his teammates cant solve their offensive woes. Considering Minnesotas stingy defensive play recently (10 goals allowed in the last nine games), that is not out of the question.Dubnyk is tied for the league lead in shutouts (three) and save percentage (.948) and is second only to Rask in goals against average (1.60). He has allowed just nine goals in his past eight games, stopping 245 of 254 shots over that span. Goran Dragic Jersey . 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Jamie Whincup has admitted taking his foot off the pedal during last years Supercars Enduro Cup but is adamant there will be no repeat in 2016.The endurance season begins on Sunday with the Sandown 500 in Melbourne, where stakes are as high as they come in V8 racing.After competing for 75 points in each race since March, 300 points are on the line in the 500-kilometre classic.Whincup, who holds a 131-point championship lead over teammate Shane van Gisbergen, knows he cant afford another performance like last year.Entering the endurance season well off the title pace, Whincup and co-driver Paul Dumbrell won pole but slumped to 15th after a pit-lane puncture.It didnt get much better for the Red Bull Commodore, with 18th place at Bathurst and a poor return at Surfers Paradise amounting to his worst endurance season since joining the sport.On Inside Supercars, Whincup admitted to the unimaginable: he was lazy.We just left a lot on the table, just took it a little bit easy, he said.(We were) a little bit complacent, thought wed cruise in and cruise out but it wasnt the case. Chris Bosh Jersey. .We could have done a lot more last year ... mainly beforehand.Did we prepare well enough? No, no we didnt.Well get back to where we need to be ... it wont happen this year.In Whincups favour is an impressive record heading into the longer races.The 33-year-old has never lost a championship when hes come to Sandown leading the pack.He will also enjoy continuity in the No.88 car.While half the field have new co-pilots, Dumbrell returns to partner Whincup for the fifth straight year.Whincup said he wasnt part of the decision for Dumbrell to return to the role but he was confident they could right the wrongs of last year.PD has done such a good job in the past its his option, he said.Weve given ourselves a kick up the bum this year to make sure we dont have another 2015. ' ' ' 
A Test match century on his home ground, nine dismissals behind the stumps and a Man of the Match award in a Test for the first time - life for Jonny Bairstow is pretty good right now. Greg Maddux Cubs Jersey . However, the Yorkshiremans second century in the longest form of the game is but a continuation of some sublime form since the start of the 2015 English season, which actually kicked off with a duck in Abu Dhabi in the annual MCC versus champion county fixture.Since then though, Bairstow has played in 26 first-class games - for Yorkshire and England - and amassed an incredible 2,394 runs which only Australian Adam Voges has surpassed by just 141 runs, but in five more matches. Adam Voges is the only batsman to have scored more first-class runs than Bairstow since the start of the 2015 county season And if you make a comparison to the time taken for Bairstow to score the equivalent amount of runs previously, you are forced to go back to August 2012, a full two and a half years ago.Also, since March 2015, Bairstow has hit nine first-class centuries, more than any other batsman in the world and one more than the highly prolific Australian skipper Steve Smith.It should not be forgotten, in the hubbub of his outstanding batting innings that Bairstow too claimed nine dismissals behind the stumps and, but for a drop on the third morning, could have joined AB de Villiers as the only other to score a century and take 10 keeping scalps. Bairstow very nearly joined South Africas AB de Villiers as the only man to hit a hundred and take 10 catches in a Test It was truly an unforgettable match and occasion for Bairstow as it came on his home Headingley ground, in front of his mother Janet, a stalwart of cricket for many years and cricket administrator for Yorkshire CCC.In eight matches at Headingley since the start of the 2015 season, Bairstow has cracked 1,018 runs at 92.54 runs each, including five centuries in 12 innings. His nearest challenger is Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale, who sits a full 443 runs behind him on 575 (average 38.33) in nine games. Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale is someway behind Bairstow as the next-best run-scorer at Headingley But it has been in 2016 that his record at Headingley has gone through the stratosphere - or should that be the stat-osphere!Three matches, four innings, 589 runs, three centuries and an average of 147.25! Quite incredible figures and it is not even the end of May yet.England will be hoping that he will be able to continue this form for a long time to come.Watch Bairstow and England take on Sri Lanka in the second Investec Test at Chester-le-Street from 10am on Friday, live on Sky Sports 2 HD. Also See: Five things: Headingley Bairstows Toon training Jimmys Super Six WATCH: Players of the Test Anthony Rizzo Cubs Jersey . They were putting most of their energy into a record-setting offensive display. Mark Grace Cubs Jersey . The Olympic champion curler and TSN curling analyst immediately went online to look at the Halls long list of honoured members. Thats when the enormity of the honour sunk in. http://www.thecubsteamshop.com/Cubs-Joe-Maddon-Kids-Jersey/ . LeBron James and Chris Bosh didnt need any more. Williams scored 11 points in 10 minutes, Alan Anderson scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets finished the exhibition season with a 108-87 win over the Miami Heat on Friday night. BATON ROUGE, La. -- Austin Howard passed for three touchdowns, Lenard Tillery ran for two more and Southern beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 49-17 on Saturday night.Howard completed 22 of 28 passes for 292 yards without an interception and Tillery had 135 yards rushing on 19 carries. It was Tillerys third consecutive 100-yard game and his fifth this season. Willie Quinn finished with six catches for 92 yards and two touchdowns for Southern (4-2, 4-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference).Tillery scored on two 6-yard runs, and John West added another, as the Jaguars built a 21-77 lead heading into the second quarter. Steve Cishek Jersey. amie Gillan kicked a 25-yard field goal to pull AUPB (1-6, 1-4) within 24-10 at the break, but Howard sandwiched touchdown passes of 11 and 27 yards to Quinn around a 14-yard scoring strike to Dontrell Brown and Southern led 42-10 with 10:14 to play.Southern had 515 total yards and a season-high 33 first downs.Willie Young had eight receptions for 118 yards including a 62-yard touchdown. ' ' ' 
When the Houston Comets won the last of their four WNBA titles in 2000, Maya Moore was an 11-year-old who already had big plans. Frank Clark Jersey . She wanted to play in the Final Four someday. And the WNBA? Yeah, that too.Perhaps even as ambitious a goal-setter as Moore might not have been aiming for matching the Comets. Yet 16 years later, Moore and the Minnesota Lynx are in position to do just that.Its out there, and we know it, said Moore, whose Lynx host Game 1 of the WNBA Finals against Los Angeles on Sunday (ABC, 3 p.m. ET). We use it as excitement. We have an opportunity, and it makes our appreciation of this even greater.Its pushing us forward, giving us good pressure. But we also know we have to just lock in and do all those other things it takes to win a championship.The Lynx are in a stretch of WNBA success thats the closest thing the league has had to the Comets. Minnesota has made the WNBA Finals five of the last six years, winning titles in 2011, 13 and 15.A championship this year will not just tie the Comets but also be the first time a WNBA team has won back-to-back titles since Los Angeles in 2001-02. Phoenix is the only other franchise with three championships (2007, 09 and 14).The Comets won the first four titles in the leagues existence, but they never made it back to the WNBA Finals after 2000. The franchise was one of the casualties of the economic crisis of the last decade, folding after the 2008 season. The WNBA has lost other teams, including another champion in the Sacramento Monarchs. But no loss hurt more than the Comets, because they were the first standard-bearers for the WNBA.Now that role goes to the Lynx, an expansion franchise that began play in 1999 and made the playoffs just twice in its first 12 years. But once the organization figured things out, it has been able to do something thats even harder than reaching a peak: stay there.If you know the history of the league, we take pride in representing things right, said Seimone Augustus, the longest-tenured Lynx player. [The Comets] set the precedent for us to be where were at. We understand what were doing is helping the league grow.Turning the tideThe Lynx drafted Augustus No. 1 in 2006. The WNBA draft that year was held in Boston, the same city as the Womens Final Four, and Augustus smiled for the cameras holding up her Lynx jersey just a few days after her LSU team had lost in the national semifinals to Duke.Augustus had spent her life in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and now was headed all the way up to Minneapolis to start her pro career. The previous season, the Lynx dealt star Katie Smith in a trade that really got them nothing. Augustus was to be the new building block, but the construction was going to take awhile.The Lynx had losing records in Augustus first five seasons, going a combined 63-107 and not making the playoffs. By 2010, Augustus was playing for her fifth coach, Cheryl Reeve. But that was the year, Augustus said, she could see the light at the end of the tunnel.Native Minnesotan Lindsay Whalen, whod starred collegiately for the Minnesota Gophers, was obtained in a trade. Rebekkah Brunson was picked in the dispersal draft after Sacramento folded. With them, the Lynx finished 2010 at 13-21, but they knew they were on the verge. And they had the No. 1 pick for 2011, which was a fabulous year to be in that spot.It meant that Moore, who won two championships and was part of a record 90-game winning streak at UConn, was coming to Minnesota. With her, the Lynx then had a Core Four -- Augustus, Brunson, Moore and Whalen -- similar to the Big Four that had powered the Comets: Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes, Tina Thompson and Janeth Arcain.In Reeve, the Lynx had a coach with championship experience as an assistant with Detroit, and they had a general manager in Roger Griffith who had found his stride in putting together the right pieces for the organization.It paid off with a 2011 championship, as Minnesota swept Atlanta. The Lynx havent had a lapse since. They ran into a team of destiny situation in falling to Indiana in the 2012 WNBA Finals, and a red-hot Phoenix team beat Minnesota in the 2014 Western Conference finals. But the Lynx swept Atlanta to win the 2013 title and beat Indiana in a tough five-game championship series in 2015.Weve had a lot of the same people, but that doesnt necessarily mean its just going to automatically happen, Moore said. We dont always get it right. But at the end of the day, we just want to win, and were convinced about how we do that. Weve had to evolve and make adjustments, though.In 2015, Monica Wright was traded to Seattle for Renee Montgomery. The Lynx also obtained Spanish player Anna Cruz, and she and Montgomery gave Minnesota a different look at guard than Whalen and Augustus.But the biggest change of all came in late July with the trade to bring in center Sylvia Fowles, who had sat out the season to that point to force a deal.Adding another Olympian was a great thing, of course, but the Lynx went through some difficulties incorporating her into the mix. They finished 22-12 yet by playoff time were ready for another championship run. Fowles was the WNBA Finals MVP.We had more movement on the roster than wed had since I got here, Moore said. But still, that culture remained because we brought in people that want to win. Were very picky, I think. Very selective.Winning mentalityBut theyre not haughty, or arrogant, or cocky. To the contrary, the collective personality of the team reflects that of the individuals themselves: The Lynx remain blue-collar and humble, despite all the success and accolades.Lindsay Whalen is the emotional leader of this team, Moore said of the rock-steady point guard. Seimone is as well, just in a little different way. Its a special, special group.You have people like Rebekkah Brunson, who is one of the most unbelievable players to have played the game. Players like Syl, who sacrificed and sat out, because she wanted to be here. Some international players have come in and helped us. And everybody just falls in line with the culture, because we appreciate each other and push each other, too.Then theres the coaching staff: Reeve, former NBA player Jim Petersen and Shelley Patterson, who like Reeve has spent decades coaching womens hoops. Petersen was hired in 2009 by previous coach Don Zierden, stayed when Jennifer Gillom took over and then was retained by Reeve. She understood the value he brought as a mentor to post players, along with his tactical acumen.The Lynx coaching brain trust has embraced analytics and has the flexibility to be creative with what the team does offensively and defensively. The organization has kept the talent it has, plus brought in more.It comes from the people from the top down, including our owner, Moore said of Glen Taylor. We have a team dinner at his house every spring, and it starts there. And Cheryl does such a great job of holding a high standard but investing just as much herself as she wants from us.Reeve does not spend much time on history lessons, in part because she has such a mature team. But ...We had some dialogue early in the season. Just that we have the chance to be the best Lynx team ever, Reeve said. But we understood that means you have to have a championship that season. That was not necessarily a carrot, but a statement of our potential. So it was, How are we going to do it?Then we had to get to work and define roles. Ive enjoyed the heck out of this group; its been so rewarding.Minnesota became the best Lynx team ever as far as the regular season, with a 28-6 record.Now, though, the Lynx will try to take another step to a fourth title. And Moore fully appreciates that Houston is still the benchmark for WNBA success.Youre trying to soak up every opportunity and take advantage of what comes your way, Moore said. Cheryl and our coaching staff do a great job of giving us perspective so we dont lose the joy and appreciation of what were doing, because its hard.I think we have a great balance of not taking anything for granted. Enjoying the ride, but working our tails off. And hoping for the best. 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Winning is key, of course, but there is more to it than that.Over the past three weeks, Italy has welcomed back its scrum -- comfortable even against a Rugby Championship-ready Pumas side -- regained those abrasive drives from mauls and, finally, rediscovered the fierce defence that was a foundation of the historic results of 2013, when they beat Ireland and France to finish fourth in the Six Nations.Without some of his most valuable senators (Alessandro Zanni, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Francesco Minto, Michele Rizzo and, crucially, captain Sergio Parisse) and with other key elements of the group out through injury, OShea apparently found what his predecessors couldnt spot: new raw talent to start moulding for international rugby.The group is widening at an impressive rate and thats the real plus for a nation left at its lowest ebb of the professional era after last years Rugby World Cup.OShea introduced some youngsters in Maxime Mbanda, Sami Panico, Sebastian Negri, Tommaso Boni and Tommaso Castello and they all made their debuts in admirable style. Props Andrea Lovotti and Pietro Ceccarelli, and hooker Ornel Gega - all called up in the last part of the Jacques Brunel era - were instrumental against Argentina and in the much-needed wins in North America. The dynamic Lovotti, in particular, seems to be the real deal that Italy was waiting for since the retirement of beloved former international looseheads Andrea Lo Cicero and Salvatore Perugini.Add to the above the performance at the recent Under-20 World Championship of skipper Marco Riccioni -- a kid that has the potential to be Italys next Martin Castrogiovanni - and things look bright for OShea in the front row for the foreseeable future.Fly-half Carlo Canna is rapidly growing in personality and awareness and is now the stable first choice at No.10. Reliable from the tee - unlike Tommaso Allan, especially in decisive phases of matches - and increasingly keen on exploring the gaps he finds in the opposition lines, he was a key part of Italian tour success. At 23, iit is amazing he was introduced so late in the national setup. Anthony Sherman Womens Jersey. But there remains a lot of work for OShea and his staff, too, specifically with ball-carriers and the tactical kicking game.Apart from South African-born duo Dries Van Schaklwyk and Quinti Geldenhuys, both in their thirties, Italy is missing big, powerful, industrious back rowers who can break the line simply by running straight. Think Billy Vunipola with England or Wales Taulupe Faletau as just two examples from Six Nations rivals. Some 6 feet 6 inches, 110 kilogramme-plus locks would not go amiss either. Size does matter, but there is nobody of that ilk at present in Italian rugby at any level.The other hole (and it is a huge one) is the tactical kicking game. It created a lot of problems under former coaches Pierre Berbizier and Nick Mallett, it was one of the top urgencies when Brunel came on board yet it remains an unresolved problem.With the recent retirement of Andrea Masi, things got even more complicated. At the moment Luke McLean is the only player in the entire 40-man senior group to have the skills required by an international No.15 -- and his best performances came at wing. His positional sense and kicking range assure him of a place in the starting XV as there is no-one close.David Odiete is not yet an international winger. He is learning the fullback position he occupied at juniors level but still needs to grow in tactical wisdom and reliability. The electric Under-20 Matteo Minozzi seems to have skills and potential but may pay a huge price to the physical challenge required in modern rugby.The first thing OShea pointed out when appointed in March was that Italian players were not fit enough to compete at international level. It manifests itself physically and mentally. If the Azzurri are to contest every match against the top nations, they must execute properly for the full 80 minutes. Consider that this is a country that historically lives on passion and invention, and you can see why every coach before OShea has come up short.So, yes, fitness is the first step. But it is consistency that has to be the ultimate goal. After all, the risk of getting hammered by a fast-growing Tier 2 nation has never been so high. ' ' ' 
TORONTO -- Ralph Krueger is the head coach of Team Europe at the World Cup of Hockey, taking time away from his day job as the chairman of Southampton FC of the Premier League. Richard Dent Youth Jersey . He was previously the head coach of the Swiss national ice hockey team and the Edmonton Oilers during the 2012-13 NHL season. (The Oilers fired him via Skype while he was sitting on his daughters bed.) He also served as an adviser for Team Canada during its successful gold-medal run at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014.Krueger sat down with ESPN.com on Wednesday for an exclusive interview.A lot of us watching you in action here, one of our major questions has been, how could things have not worked out for this guy in Edmonton? What went wrong with the Oilers?When youre a head coach, there are always multiple levels. One would be, first and foremost, your knowledge of the game and your ability to work with the team. But you always need to fit culturally. I have a certain style culturally as a leader. Obviously, I was a mismatch, because we were moving on the hockey side in the right direction. There was no question the group was just beginning to jell out of that lockout season. And the organization decided to go with a different style of leadership. I did not take that personally ever, which was extremely important in my life after. Im a project person; Im a person who likes to finish projects. Im very loyal to the projects that I commit to, and that was the first one in my life as a leader that was cut abruptly short. But the world has been kind to me after that. I would say I was just a cultural mismatch to where that club wanted to go.You have spoken about how your positive attitude coming out of that maybe allowed that phone call from Mike Babcock to happen. [Babcock invited Krueger to join the Canadian mens hockey team in an advisory role before the Sochi Olympics.]Oh, for sure. There is no way he calls me if I turn negative on that. People always watch for your reaction in those situations. ... I just remember making a conscious decision right there and then to move forward. I tell everybody that winners are born in difficult times. That was the most difficult situation Id ever been in as a leader. Im sure Mike felt that energy over here and then offered me the Sochi role, which kind of catapulted me into a lot of whats happened since then.In hindsight, how important was Mikes phone call in terms of your career?Three months later, Southampton approaches me. Southampton might not have happened if I didnt take on the Canadian job. ... I said, You know what, Im going to do this. I want to win a gold medal. So my full focus became: I want to go home with a gold medal from the Olympic Games. That gave me the space to be available for Southampton. If Mike doesnt pause my career, the space for everything else isnt made. Team Europe doesnt happen, Southampton doesnt happen. You wouldnt know it at the time, but because I committed to [the Olympics], I took a step away instead of just taking the next job, which most guys do. Most guys just jump into the next job and then try to work back to being a head coach. I just didnt feel that was the right thing for me. I was too invested in Edmonton. There was pain, of course. And the main pain was how much Id committed to those kids for three years, and how close I was to them. I only realize it now when I run into [Jeff] Petry on the streets of Montreal or [Ryan] Nugent-Hopkins parents in the hotel here, and were embracing each other three years later. Im realizing now -- I saw Taylor Hall at the world championships and Jordan Eberle -- I see how close we actually were. That was the reason I couldnt coach anywhere else. I was just too connected to those kids.What made you say yes to Southampton? Apart from the passion of the fan bases and the importance of the sports to their national cultures, were talking about pretty different games. What made you say yes?After 25 years of coaching in hockey, and again the scars from the Edmonton experience -- Id be lying if I said there werent scars there -- the freshness of it, the difficulty of it, and the growth opportunity of it. ... There was a fear there that kind of excited me. It was crazy that I took that on as a non-football person. The club was in complete, total disarray in regard to its leadership structure. Its culture was a mess at that time. My wife wasnt really sure what I was doing. I think part of me throwing myself into that, I was doing Sochi and the Olympics, so I didnt feel the risks were terminal because it was parallel. I started in October, the Olympics were in February, but we didnt announce my chairmanship until March. Somehow the comfort of Sochi and still being involved in hockey gave me the courage to take this on. I was thinking if in six months the English drive me out of the country, I shouldnt be dead here as a professional. It was a calculated risk. Sochi gave me that opportunity to dip my foot into those waters. As I kind of hoped, by winning the gold there were some NHL offers, but by that time I felt Southampton was going to work. Its the first time Ive actually talked about this. Im realizing now that Sochi was a big reason why I didnt -- its not like I just dove in at the end of the pool. I kind of played in two worlds at the same time at quite a high level.Yeah. Fairly high. The English Premier League and the Olympics. Those are fairly high levels.Winning the gold medal actually helped me in Southampton. I came in as the chairman and they saw I was a consultant with Team Canada. And the English media, in January, was kind of chuckling at me. In March, they werent.Is the gold medal hanging on your Southampton office door?Its actually not. Im funny that way. Its at home, in my home in Switzerland. That gold medal is just in my heart. I rode the elevator yesterday with Carey Price and Sidney Crosby. ... I warmed up Price the first day [in Sochi], and then it kind of worked. I ended up warming him up so much that I had really bad golf elbow. I couldnt move my arm for six months after the Olympics. I have a terrible shot, but I think he kind of liked it, because he didnt know where the pucks were going. It became a bit of a joke. My elbow was my big sacrifice to win a gold medal.So was it strange being in an elevator with them, coaching the opposing team?No. No. It was warm. It was very warm to be in the elevator with them. Now, of course Im always with the team Im with. I love Team Europe and we want to beat them. If this Team Europe experience is my last hockey experience, I couldnt ask for anything better. Its just been so much fun.I would be remiss if I didnt ask you about the Sam Allardyce situation and what appears to be a burgeoning corruption crisis in English football.Oh my God. I have to tell you, really, absolutely shocked and shuddered. Our whole board is shocked and upset by it. Multiple messages through the day yesterday and this morning. Weve been a club thats been driving, wanting to get control of the evolving agent world around us, and we believe were going to have ears now. Southampton is built on a completely honest and open culture and on values. The reason I took the job was the unbelievable value structure and foundation of our owner, Katharina Liebherr. ... Thats why I embraced this, was to be able to lead and be the de facto owner of an organization where it was driven by culture. So were extremely upset by this. We see it as a shocking evolution that -- I wouldnt say were so na?ve to believe that this didnt exist, but we did think it wasnt part of our English football culture. Were going to use this, for sure, as a club, to fight for change and to fight for more regulation. We are all for regulation, and we are one of the most disciplined clubs in English football in terms of the way we deal with agents and youth academy players. Staying within the rules is something we really -- everything we do is based on that. We will react, for sure. Its going to become a major thing for me when I get back. Absolutely top of the agenda.You made it very clear at the beginning of this tournament that you were not using this to come back to hockey. But Las Vegas [the NHL expansion team], because youre a project guy, seems like an interesting opportunity for someone like you. Would you be open to such an opportunity?Its a good question. My answer is the same: Im always really present where Im present. Right now Im here with Team Europe. I believe the players never felt the chairman of Southampton in that dressing room. Maybe away from it--Like when you were watching the West Ham game in the room?OK, it might have maybe been there a little bit. I tell you quite honestly, once Im back in the Southampton environment, theres so much to do there. I love the project. ... But how could I say never? Ive never said, No, no, no, never. Ever. What Ive said is that right now Im looking forward to being the chairman of the Southampton Football Club, and that remains. This doesnt change that. I knew I loved hockey. I never said I didnt. People say, Youre in football now, so that means you don t like hockey. Ive had people calling me a traitor.Youre allowed to have multiple loves.Yes. I love to go to the theater in London. I love music. I have a Van Morrison concert at the end of October thats a big green mark on my calendar. The question is always, when you speak about the NHL, people are branding me as a coach. Im now the chairman of Southampton. So possibly theres another entry someday, in a different kind of role. Im open. As long as Southampton is my growth opportunity, I will stay there. If the time comes for change, where and when, who knows?A lot of your reputation -- I know the Canadian gold medal is a big exception -- but a lot of your reputation is leading overachieving underdogs. Thursday, once again youre in that role. What do you expect out of your team, and do you ever look over at the Canadian bench and think, I wouldnt mind standing behind those guys?You know what? Really I dont. Ive always measured winning by potential. Always. Always. The group youre with, how close to their potential do they get? Thats the marker. Ive never been a person focused on only measuring success in the superficial realm. Ive never been that. Ive always been about potential. 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CINCINNATI -- After a sloppy opening win, No. Corey Crawford Jersey . 11 Xavier spent its time working on defense. It was much improved the second time around.J.P. Macura scored 18 points and the Musketeers took advantage of 38 personal fouls by Buffalo, pulling away for an 86-53 victory on Monday night.The Musketeers (2-0) quickly opened a double-digit lead and got the balance back in their offense after relying on career highs for points by Trevon Bluiett and Edmond Sumner in their opening 84-81 win over Lehigh. Bluiett and Sumner had 13 points apiece on Monday.We took a step forward today, said Rashid Gaston , who had nine points and seven rebounds.The defense was much better, too, allowing few uncontested shots.Practice these last past couple days have really geared toward defense, Gaston said. We had to play more team defense.Buffalo (1-1) couldnt keep up with Xaviers quickness and quickly got into foul trouble. The Bulls trailed 42-22 late in the first half and had more fouls (23) than points.Two Bulls fouled out with 8 minutes left in the game, and Xavier went 28 of 38 at the line. Macura made all of his 10 free throws.Our team used Buffalos aggressiveness to our advantage, coach Chris Mack said.Nick Perkins led the Bulls with 15 points, and they shot only 31 percent from the field. Some of the Bulls complained about the many fouls called, but coach Nick Oats didnt see it that way.We need to learn to play defense without fouling, Oats said. Our guys said they got (bad calls), but those officials worked the tournament. They didnt cost us 30 fouls.With the big lead, Mack was able to use some of the freshmen who struggled in the opening win. Guard Quentin Goodin was tentative in the opener, but had 11 points and four assists after the coaching staff urged him to relax.I wasnt really scared, just hesitant, Goodin said. Tonight I played loose, started having fun, and it worked out. I just played the way I did when they recruited me.A LOT OF WHISTLESThe officiating crew of John Gaffney, Brent Hampton and Alfred Smith also called 21 fouls on Xavier for 59 total. The Bulls went 13 of 21 on free throws.TOUGH AT HOMEThe Musketeers improved to 218-31 at the Cintas Center.POLL IMPLICATIONSXavier slipped from No. 7 -- the highest preseason ranking in its history -- to No. 11 in Mondays poll, based upon the Musketeers sloppy win over Lehigh. They looked much better in this one.BIG PICTUREBuffalo: Blake Hamilton, the Bulls top returning scorer and rebounder, missed most of the preseason workouts with a broken non-shooting hand. He had 11 points and eight rebounds in a 76-66 win over Niagara on Friday. Hamilton fouled out against Xavier with eight points and three rebounds.Xavier: The Musketeers had three turnovers and defensive lapses in the final 61 seconds of their win over Lehigh, so holding onto the ball was a point of emphasis. 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The WICB has taken legal advice in response to calls for a forensic audit, claiming that it could carry the suggestion of wrongdoing. Swell Offered Italia . Terming the calls to carry out the forensic audit by six former board officials as serious allegations, the WICB has said that it is consulting Anthony Astaphan, a senior counsel in Dominica, for his advice and recommendations.The Board has been advised that in a number of instances the call for a forensic audit carries the suggestion of wrong doing and misappropriation of WICB funds by present members of the WICB, the WICB said in a media release, issued on Thursday. Additionally, it suggests the auditors are either incompetent or complicit. 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Cronulla has gone into party mode, with over 10,000 fans packing out Southern Cross Group Stadium for the Sharks NRL premiership celebration.The players looked bleary-eyed after Sunday nights grand final triumph as they took to the stage at their home ground on Monday.Its so good. This is what you do it for, retiring hooker Michael Ennis said.To the strains of club song Up, Up Cronulla, the players were given a heros welcome by their fans.Coach Shane Flanagan and skipper Paul Gallen were given the key to the Sutherland Shire after masterminding the clubs drought-breaking title win.The massive crowd called for Ennis to stick around for one more year, breaking into the Shark Clap when he took the microphone.Last month the scheming No.9 caused a stir when he celebrated the Sharks qualifying win over Canberra by imitating the Raiders fans famous clap.While his post-game celebration drew the ire of Canberra coach Ricky Stuart, the fans let him know they were squarely in his corner.I kind of dont want it to end, Ennis said after admitting he only got a few hours sleep.I nnever dreamed it would end like this. Swell Italia. . I remember being in the change room when Shane Webcke got his grand final win in 2006. Its just such a special day. Im not in Shane Webckes calibre but its pretty cool.After partying at Sharkies Leagues Club all night, many queued for over two hours along Captain Cook Drive to get into the ground for the clubs fan day and to catch a glimpse of their grand final heroes.Some looked worse for wear, with one young man passing out in a deck chair with a beer in his hands on the back of a truck parked in the leagues club parking lot.When he was startled awake by a camera crew filming him, he instantly launched into a rendition of Up, Up Cronulla.The clubs No.1 ticketholder, local member and federal Treasurer Scott Morrisson said it was rich reward for the community.Im just so proud, Morrison told AAP.Ive been a fan for 10 years since I moved down here. The club embraced me and I embraced them. ' ' ' 
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