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MANCHESTER, England - Manchester Uniteds unlikely title challenge in the Premier League gained further momentum with a 3-0 win over great rival Liverpool on Sunday, plunging last seasons runner-up into more disarray. Luke Falk Jersey .Goals by Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie sealed a sixth straight win for United, which has recovered from a disappointing start to the campaign to climb to third place and within eight points of leader Chelsea.The scoreline was harsh on Liverpool, which was repeatedly denied by United goalkeeper David de Gea, but exposed the teams inefficiency up front and underlined the transformation in fortunes of Englands two biggest clubs.Eliminated from the Champions League on Tuesday, Liverpool dropped to 10th place in the Premier League after Tottenhams 2-1 win at Swansea in Sundays other game.Christian Eriksen drove in an 89th-minute winner for Spurs, who are seventh and have scored late goals for 2-1 victories in three of their last four away games.While the title race is likely to come down to a straight fight between Chelsea and Manchester City, United cannot be discounted.Louis van Gaals team still has plenty of room for improvement and has no European or English League Cup commitments to clog up its schedule this season. Liverpool was in a similar situation last season and almost won the league, taking a fast-finishing City to the final weekend.We have to see match by match, Van Gaal said of Uniteds title chances. Of course, winning now six matches in a row is fantastic but we have to improve our playing style still and I am saying that nearly every week.Liverpool won the corresponding fixture 3-0 last season, one of a string setbacks that eventually cost United manager David Moyes his job. This time, it is Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers under huge pressure after a heavy defeat in what remains a marquee fixture in English football.Rooney, playing in central midfield, opened the scoring in the 12th minute before Mata headed in a second in the 40th minute, with the goal allowed even though the Spain playmaker was clearly offside from Van Persies flick-on.De Gea had already produced two saves to deny Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling and the goalkeeper did even better in the second half to tip Mario Balotellis shot onto the bar, before Van Persie sealed victory in the 71st.For the goalkeeper to get man of the match tells you everything, Rodgers said. We created more chances today than for five or six games.Rodgers is tinkering with his team in a bid to find the winning formula, but it is proving elusive. Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was dropped, the formation was changed to 3-4-3 and there was no genuine striker in the starting lineup.There was more fluidity and pace in the approach play but Liverpool badly needs top striker Daniel Sturridge back fit and its defence looks brittle.It epitomized what our season has been, Rodgers said. We have nowhere near enough goals in the team and that has put pressure on.Tottenham won against the run of play after scoring early and late at Liberty Stadium.Harry Kane continued his impressive form by scoring in the fourth minute, only for Wilfried Bony to equalize in the 48th for his 20th goal of 2014.Eriksen fired a right-foot shot into the bottom left corner after Swansea failed to clear its lines, allowing Spurs to move above Liverpool, Swansea and Newcastle in the standings.We are a team which doesnt settle for a point, said Eriksen, whose late goal sank Hull 2-1 last month. Dion Lewis Jersey . A larger-than-life personality known for his intimidating style in the 18-yard box, Schmeichels career spanned some 20 years -- including a memorable tenure at Manchester United. Bennie Logan Jersey . The pair ended pointless droughts when they each scored two goals in a 6-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets that halted a two-game losing skid for the Stars (15-11-5).NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Los Angeles Angels Mike Trout, Pittsburghs Andrew McCutchen and Washingtons Ian Desmond have won their third straight Silver Slugger Awards. Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista also won for a third time after taking the honours in 2010 and 2011 as well. The 34-year-old put up his best numbers in four seasons in 2014 with 35 home runs, 103 RBI, a .286 average, and on-base percentage of .403 and a slugging percentage of .524 in 155 games. Chicago White Sox rookie first baseman Jose Abreu and Houston second baseman Jose Altuve were among eight first-time winners announced Thursday by Louisville Slugger, which presents the annual honours following voting by major league managers and coaches for the top hitter in each league at every position. Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre won for the fourth time and was joined on the AL team by White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez, Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes and Detroit deesignated hitter Victor Martinez. Harold Landry Jersey. Trout joined Mike Piazza (1993-95) as the only players to win in each of their first three full big league seasons and was joined in the outfield by Bautista and Clevelands Michael Brantley. The NL team included Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, Pittsburgh second baseman Neil Walker and Washingtons left side of the infield, with Desmond at shortstop and Anthony Rendon at third. McCutchen was picked in the outfield along with Miamis Giancarlo Stanton and Atlantas Justin Upton. World Series champion San Francisco earned battery honours, with Madison Bumgarner winning at pitcher and Buster Posey at catcher. Brantley, Bumgarner, Gomes, Rendon, Stanton and Walker also were first-time winners. Beltre, Gonzalez and Martinez each earned $100,000 bonuses; Trout $75,000; Brantley, Bumgarner and Posey $50,000 apiece; Altuve $25,000; and Abreu and Ramirez $15,000 each. Cheap Hawks Jerseys Cheap Celtics Jerseys Cheap Nets Jerseys Cheap Hornets Jerseys Cheap Bulls Jerseys Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys Cheap Mavericks Jerseys Cheap Nuggets JerseysCheap Pistons Jerseys Cheap Warriors Jerseys Cheap Rockets Jerseys Cheap Pacers Jerseys Cheap Clippers Jerseys Cheap Lakers Jerseys Cheap Grizzlies Jerseys ' ' '
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. Brian ONeill Jersey . -- Clevelands Jason Giambi will be sidelined for about three-to-four weeks with a broken rib in his right side. Giambi was hit by a pitch thrown by Edwin Jackson of the Chicago Cubs in the third inning of a March 7 game. X-rays at the time were negative, but Cleveland said Thursday the 43-year-old Giambi had felt increased discomfort over previous five days. "As he continued to show tenderness, we got him an MRI yesterday," manager Terry Francona said. "We treat the symptoms. He will be down for a number of days without activity, just getting treatment. Then when the symptoms are better, we can start getting him into activities. Then we can get him into baseball activities." The 2000 AL MVP, Giambi is a non-roster invitee to big league training camp. The designated hitter hopes to play in his 20th major league season and second with the Indians. Giambi has been hit by 179 pitches during the regular season, 11th on the career list. "I kind of knew. It was a cutter in it hit me just under the pad," said Giambi, who picked the ball up and flipped the it to Jackson. "I didnt want him to think it hurt." Giambi probably will not make the opening-day roster, but the Indians are hoping he will rebound and be in position to join the big league team later. "It is why you try to evaluate everybody, because if you need a plan B or a plan C, you have it," Francona said. Giambi is optimistic he will be back soon. "Its not tragic. At least its not displaced," he said. "The doctors told me it is going to be sore and we have to get the trauma down. Guys play with this all the time. Im not discouraged. Its really small, but with the trauma it wont let me swing right now. Its the human body protecting itself." Nyjer Morgan and Jeff Francoeur also are in camp on minor league contracts. Morgan strained his left calf Wednesday. "The trainers say day to day," Francona explained. "We have to protect him from himself. Hes kind of on a mission here if not to show us, to show the world hes back. He plays so hard. He has to pass some tests on the medical side. Thats not to hinder him. Thats to protect him." Right-hander J.C. Ramirez broke his left thumb and sprained a ligament during a "B" game on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox and will be sidelined for eight-to-10 weeks. He is scheduled for surgery Monday with Dr. Thomas Graham at the Cleveland Clinic. Trevor Siemian Vikings Jersey . Defenceman Tessa Bonhomme was among three players released from the team Tuesday morning along with defenceman Brigette Lacquette of Waterhen, Man. Jalyn Holmes Jersey .com) - John Wall supplied 24 points and 11 assists in leading the Washington Wizards to a 102-91 win over the New York Knicks on Christmas Day.The Florida Panthers have traded goaltender Tim Thomas to the Dallas Stars in exchange for goaltender Dan Ellis. Thomas, 39, signed a one-year, $3.75 million contract with the Panthers prior to this season after choosing to sit out the 2013 NHL season. In 40 games played for the Panthers this season, Thomas has a .909 save percentage and 2.87 goals against average. Thomas is a two-time Vezina trophy winner and won the Conn Smythe trophy as pplayoff MVP in the Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup victory. Sheldon Richardson Vikings Jersey. . He was selected in the ninth round (217th overall) of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques and has played 418 career games between the Panthers and Bruins. He has posted a 2.51 career goals-against average with a .920 save percentage. In 14 games with the Stars, Ellis has posted a 5-6-0 record with a 3.04 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage. Cheap Hawks Jerseys Cheap Celtics Jerseys Cheap Nets Jerseys Cheap Hornets Jerseys Cheap Bulls Jerseys Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys Cheap Mavericks Jerseys Cheap Nuggets Jerseys Cheap Pistons Jerseys Cheap Warriors Jerseys Cheap Rockets Jerseys Cheap Pacers Jerseys Cheap Clippers Jerseys Cheap Lakers Jerseys Cheap Grizzlies Jerseys ' ' '
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MILAN - Mario Balotelli has been fined 10,000 euros ($13,700) for making a crude hand gesture toward Cagliari fans after scoring for AC Milan in a league game on Sunday, the latest in a long list of disciplinary actions taken against the volatile striker. Ray Bourque Jersey . The Italian leagues disciplinary panel announced the penalty Monday, a day after Milans 2-1 victory. Balotelli equalized from a free kick and then drew a yellow card for his gesture during his goal celebrations. It was Balotellis eighth booking of the season which earned him a one-match suspension, meaning hell miss the home game against Torino on Saturday. Balotelli served a three-match ban earlier this season for insulting a referee, and also faced disciplinary actions over various issues at previous clubs Manchester City and Inter Milan.Anton Khudobin Jersey .C. -- Charles Oakley, one of the NBAs all-time tough guys, may not return to the Charlotte Bobcats bench next season because of a painful back condition he says was caused during an assault last year in Las Vegas. Dennis Seidenberg Jersey . Yet coming off consecutive series losses at St. Louis and Pittsburgh, Los Angeles needed some sort of spark as August approaches. The Dodgers found it in the ballpark of their biggest rival, and left the Bay Area in first place following an emphatic three-game swing.WINNIPEG -- Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Graig Newman will miss the entire regular season after suffering a serious ankle injury in a pre-season game over the weekend. Newman will undergo surgery Monday after dislocating and fracturing his ankle in a 23-20 loss to the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday night. "Graig is not only a great football player, but a great person, and our entire organization supports him throughout this process," general manager Kyle Walters said in a release. "We look forward to him beginning rehab and returning to the field as soon as possible." Newman, a six-foot-one 195-pound native of Langley, B.C., had 18 tackles and one sack last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He also had one punt return for seven yards.. Brad Marchand Jersey. "This is obviously very disappointing as I was really looking forward to being a part of all the new things going on in the Blue Bomber organization," Newman said. "I would like to thank all of my teammates for their unconditional support, including immediately after it happened. "I would also like to thank the clubs medical staff for their efforts and care within the past two days. And lastly, the fans of the Blue Bombers who have sent messages offering their support. This is a great province to play football in, and I look forward to getting back out there as soon as possible." Also on Monday, the Blue Bombers released running back Errol Brooks, receiver C.J. Tarver and linemen Chris Kowalczuk and Kenny Tate. Cheap Hawks Jerseys Cheap Celtics Jerseys Cheap Nets Jerseys Cheap Hornets Jerseys Cheap Bulls Jerseys Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys Cheap Mavericks Jerseys Cheap Nuggets Jerseys Cheap Pistons Jerseys Cheap Warriors Jerseys Cheap Rockets Jerseys Cheap Pacers Jerseys Cheap Clippers Jerseys Cheap Lakers Jerseys Cheap Grizzlies Jerseys ' ' '
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Five Quick Thoughts for a Wednesday: 1. Chase Daniel Bears Jersey . KAWHI LEONARD & DANNY GREEN (Spurs): 44 points combined on 17-21 shooting in Game 3. Both were very assertive and set the tone in the first quarter.  Brilliant! When these guys are playing the two-way game, the Spurs are a force. Wow. 2. D-WADE & LEBRON (Heat):  Combined for 44 points but 12 turnovers combined is not going to cut it. Wade, in particular, was ineffective in the first half, leading to the Spurs blow out. LeBron was terrific in the first and faded after that. They need lots more support, yet these guys are capable of being more impactful and in particular more efficient. Their sloppy/careless play fed the Spurs rout. They need better than that. 3. DEREK FISHER (Knicks): Not surprised by his aftermath of Steve Kerr going to the Warriors. Hell have Phil Jacksons full support. Now its about fixing the roster and figuring out Carmelo Anthonys status.  My one recommendation would be to hire experienced pro coaches who can help him in the transition from player to head coach. Phil Jackson was always smart to have veteran guys like Tex Winter and Johnny Bach with him. Job is tougher than it looks. Having older guys with lots of wisdom that arent angling for your job really helps when times get tough. Need folks that tell you what you need to hear.      4. BORIS DIAW (Spurs): Great move to start him in Game 3.  Tony Parker looks like hes playing hurt and doesnt have the same pop/burst in his game right now. Need more play making and a guy that moves the ball quickly to teammates. Diaws numbers are respectable at nine points and five rebounds along with three assists, yet he had lots of Gretzky Passes -- the critical pass that leads to THE pass (assist). Hes a wonderful passer with off-the-charts basketball IQ and when you put him out there its like having a second point guard on the floor. 5. HEAT DEFENCE:  Frist half was poor and overall giving up 111 points on 59 per cent shooting is a huge concern. Game 2 defense was sound but major slippage. Energy level was inept. Perimeter D and communication was surprisingly off kilter. Not typical of the Heat. Help and recovery and shot contests have to elevate. A shockingly poor performance for such a big stage. Lots to clean up. Ball pressure and compete level has to be back to form. Not as good a defensive team as past years yet not this bad. Expect to see much more focused group on Thursday. If not, theyre in huge trouble.  Pick it way up. Joel Iyiegbuniwe Bears Jersey . -- The top-seeded Alberta Pandas set up of an all-Canada West final against arch rival UBC at the CIS womens volleyball championship after a 3-0 win over the No. Allen Robinson Bears Jersey . Halak, 28, split his eighth NHL seasons between the St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals, compiling a 29-13-7 record in 52 games.BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The lawyer for Carlos Tevez says the father of the Argentina and Juventus star has been kidnapped by unknown assailants on the outskirts of the Argentina capital Buenos Aires. Lawyer Gustavo Galasso described the family Tuesday as "dismayed" by the news. He offeredd few other details. Aaron Lynch Bears Jersey. Galasso did not identify Tevezs father by name. News sources in Argentina identified him as Segundo Tevez or Juan Alberto Cabral. Tevez was in Italy training for the upcoming season, with some Italian media reports saying he was headed to Argentina.Cheap Hawks Jerseys Cheap Celtics Jerseys Cheap Nets Jerseys Cheap Hornets Jerseys Cheap Bulls Jerseys Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys Cheap Mavericks Jerseys Cheap Nuggets Jerseys Cheap Pistons Jerseys Cheap Warriors Jerseys Cheap Rockets Jerseys Cheap Pacers Jerseys Cheap Clippers Jerseys Cheap Lakers Jerseys Cheap Grizzlies Jerseys ' ' '
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ORLANDO, Fla. Marcus Davenport Jersey . - This time, the Charlotte Hornets protected their big lead against the Orlando Magic.Kemba Walker scored 30 points, and the Hornets beat the Magic 98-90 on Saturday night to stop a five-game losing streak.Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Charlotte, which blew a 23-point lead in a 105-100 loss to Orlando on Nov. 21. Gary Neal added 16 points and Cody Zeller finished with 12.The Hornets outscored the Magic 30-9 in the second quarter, including a 22-0 run in the final seven minutes of the period. Gerald Henderson made 1 of 2 foul shots with 1.1 seconds left to make it 52-29 at the break.The stretch where we played well, we got a lot of effort points, fast breaks, and guys keeping the ball alive for second chances, Charlotte coach Steve Clifford said. That gave us a cushion to play with on the road.Charlotte limited Orlando to 2-of-17 shooting and forced six turnovers in the second quarter.Our communication on defence was great and we just made some great plays, Walker said. Guys were in the right spots, helping each other and this how it has to be night in and night out.Victor Oladipo scored 21 points for the Magic, and Nik Vucevic had 20 points and 10 rebounds. Tobias Harris also had a double-double with 18 points and 11 boards.Orlando has lost three in a row, all at home.I think its the fragility of the group, Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. I have to find a group that is mentally tough enough to find some adversity in their life and be able to fight through it.Orlando shot 38 per cent (33 for 87) from the field, including a 4-for-19 night from 3-point range. The Magic were coming off a 100-98 loss to Brooklyn on Friday night.Its unacceptable for us to play with such bad effort in front of our home crowd for two nights in a row, Vucevic said. They came right at us and we didnt respond. We didnt put up with their effort and it showed. We have to have more pride in us to put up a better fight.Oladipo hit two free throws to get Orlando within one with 6:59 left in the second period, but those were the last points of the half for the Magic. Orlando went 0 for 10 with five turnovers for the rest of the quarter.Charlotte missed its first eight shots of the second half, opening the door for a 10-0 run by the Magic. Two more free throws by Oladipo cut the deficit to 52-39 with 8:20 left in the third, but the rally died quickly.Zeller had a tip-in, and Walker took over from there. The point guard scored eight of his 20 second-half points in the next four minutes, including a pair of 3-pointers that helped stretch the lead back to 20.TIP-INSHornets: Charlotte, which is 1-17 when outrebounded by opponents, beat Orlando 53-44 on the boards.Magic: F Channing Frye sprained his right elbow in the second quarter and did not return. ... Payton, who nearly had his first career triple-double in the loss to the Nets, followed the solid performance with seven points and seven assists against Charlotte. ... Orlando begins a four-game road trip Wednesday. The Magic have been considerably better in away games this season: 9-12 on the road vs. 4-12 at home.UP NEXTHornets: Visit Boston on Monday.Magic: Visit Denver on Wednesday.BACK-TO-BACK PERFORMANCEThe Magic-Hornets game was nearly identical to the one Orlando played against Brooklyn on Friday night. Orlando trailed the Nets by 26 before rallying in the fourth quarter and coming up short.Honestly, Im surprised by our lack of energy, especially after the game last night and then kind of having a repeat performance, Magic guard Ben Gordon said. Weve got to get out of the funk, take ownership in ourselves and collectively come together to play better basketball. Custom Saints Jerseys . The veteran fighter will be squaring off with Henderson in a five-round lightweight bout as part of another network televised card at the United Center on Saturday night. Jermon Bushrod Jersey . This time, Tebow was in a groove the entire second half -- not just in the waning minutes -- and his teammates on defence were getting gobbled up.Sharon Fichmans first memory of the French Open was watching Jennifer Capriati knock off Kim Clijsters to win the 2001 title. Fichman was 10 years old at the time. She printed out a photo of a smiling Capriati holding the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen winners trophy. She then cut out a photo of her own face and pasted it over Capriatis. "That was really funny," Fichman said from Paris on Friday. It was also the beginning of her love affair with Roland Garros that will reach new heights next week when the 23-year-old from Toronto plays in the tournaments main draw -- the first time shes earned a direct entry into a Grand Slam main draw in her career. "I knew after that (Capriati victory) that I wanted to win the French Open, that was the Grand Slam when I was that age, that I really wanted to win," Fichman said on a conference call. "Ever since then, when Ive played (here) as a junior and now as a pro, I just feel more comfortable every single year. I love it here, I love Paris, I love the tournament. I really enjoy going out and competing and playing good tennis and getting better, and winning matches. Just really good memories every time Im here." Fichman, ranked a career-high 77th, faces a tough first-round opponent in sixth-seeded Serb Jelena Jankovic. Fichman is one of four Canadians who earned direct entry. Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., seeded No. 18, will open against Shahar Peer of Israel. On the mens side, eighth-seeded Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., will open against Australian wildcard Nick Krygios, and Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver takes on No. 60 Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia. "Its very cool for me, . . . that this is going to be the first time Ive been in the Grand Slam main draw playing here as a professional," Fichman said. "I worked really hard so Im just happy that the hard work is paying off." Fichman will also play doubles with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the Russian she partnered with to win the junior doubles title at the French Open in 2006. "Its going to be fun, hopefully we can make another good memory," she said. Fichman, who finished 2013 ranked 106th, is enjoying easily the best season of her career. She defeated Peer in the first round at Inddian Wells, Calif. Jermon Bushrod Saints Jersey. , in March, before being eliminated by world No. 10 Sara Errani in the second round. She reached her first singles final of the season earlier this month at the $100,000 International Tennis Federation event in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France. Her victory over Switzerlands Timea Bacsinszky in the final was the biggest of her career. Fichman credits her switch to coach Larry Jurovich in the summer of 2012 -- and all the changes in her game and in training that came with it -- for her improvement. "I think its a lot of things," she said. "I think mentally Ive changed, Ive definitely gotten stronger. Physically Ive changed. . . and also my game has changed. Were working on different things than Im used to. Its coming close to two years now (with Jurovich) and before that I was focusing on different things. "So honestly I think its a bit of everything. But the most important thing is I really believe in what Im doing, and I believe in myself, so I think thats helping the most out of everything." Fichman knows what shes up against with Jankovic. The Serbian star defeated the Canadian 6-4, 7-6 in the second round of last summers Rogers Cup. "I have a lot of respect for her, shes an accomplished player," she said "It was a close match (at the Rogers Cup), and I know I had some chances, especially in the second set. Its going to be a tough opponent but I also think that Im playing well and I know that I did well last time, so Im just going to focus on my game and I think if I continue to fight and I execute what were working on, I have just as good a chance as any." Bouchard, meanwhile, faces Peer for the fourth time in her career -- Bouchard has won all three previous meetings. At last years French Open, the 20-year-old was defeated by Maria Sharapova in the second round. Raonic faces a rising star in Krygios. The 19-year-old Aussie was crowned champion of the International Junior Tennis Open in Repentigny, Que., in 2012. Raonic is having a strong clay court season, highlighted by a semifinal appearance at the Rome Masters last week. Hell be looking to improve on his third-round showing in Paris last year where he fell to Kevin Anderson of South Africa. Cheap Hawks Jerseys Cheap Celtics Jerseys Cheap Nets Jerseys Cheap Hornets Jerseys Cheap Bulls Jerseys Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys Cheap Mavericks Jerseys Cheap Nuggets Jerseys Cheap Pistons Jerseys Cheap Warriors Jerseys Cheap Rockets Jerseys Cheap Pacers Jerseys Cheap Clippers Jerseys Cheap Lakers Jerseys Cheap Grizzlies Jerseys ' ' '
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CHICAGO -- Devin Mesoraco was hit by a pitch twice, in addition to the usual nicks that go along with being a catcher. Authentic Vikings Jerseys . He had a bag of ice on his right wrist and another on his left knee when he sat down for a well-deserved postgame meal. One sweet swing and another big win, and it was easy to forget about one painful night. Mesoraco homered for the fourth straight game, connecting for a two-out grand slam in Cincinnatis five-run ninth, and the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Monday for their third straight win. "Youre going to get beat up back there," said Mesoraco, shrugging off all the bumps and bruises. "Thats why I get more days off than everybody else." Mesoraco drove a 1-0 pitch from Hector Rondon (1-2) into the basket in left-centre for his 13th homer. It was his second grand slam of the season and No. 3 of his career. Billy Hamilton had a tiebreaking RBI single earlier in the inning as Cincinnati won for the sixth time in seven games to move above .500 for the first time this season at 38-37. The winning sequence started when Chris Heisey reached on a pinch-hit single with two outs and no one on base, snapping an 0-for-16 rut. "It was all set up by Chris Heisey fighting his way into that soft single and stealing second base," Reds manager Bryan Price said. It was the first homer allowed by Rondon since Aug. 1. "Not the way you kind of draw it out. We tried to let him work his way through it," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said. "Obviously it didnt work out." Jonathan Broxton (3-0) pitched a perfect eighth and Logan Ondrusek got three outs, helping the Reds improve to 30-11 against the Cubs over the last three seasons. Anthony Rizzo hit his 16th homer for the Cubs, who have lost three in a row. Jeff Samardzija struck out seven while pitching six innings of one-run ball. "All in all, I felt good, just needed a little improvement there early," Samardzija said. The Reds got off to a fast start behind Hamilton, who led off the game with a grounder just past second baseman Darwin Barney. The bouncer died in the grass in short right field and the speedy rookie hustled into second with a double, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. Todd Frazier followed with a drive into the gap in right-centre for an RBI triple. But Samardzija buckled down and kept Frazier at third, retiring Jay Bruce and Ryan Ludwick after he hit Mesoraco for the first time with one down. Chicago wasted a prime scoring chance in the fourth. Rizzo reached on a leadoff single before Starlin Castro doubled into the left field corner, putting runners on second and third. Alfredo Simon then retired three straight to preserve Cincinnatis 1-0 lead. Luis Valbuena flied out to medium right field, Welington Castillo hit a comebacker to the mound and Ryan Sweeney lined out to left. "I just tried to make my pitches the best I can, and everything was good," Simon said. The Cubs also wasted a leadoff double by Barney in the third. Samardzija broke his bat over his left knee after he popped up a sacrifice attempt. Simon allowed one run and five hits in seven innings. He struck out five and walked one. Frazier finished with three hits and Mesoraco reached five times. He also walked twice before he connected in the ninth. "I felt good the first time that I was here. I felt good coming into this series," Mesoraco said. "You just try to ride them out as long as you can." NOTES: Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (bruised right heel) got the night off. Price said Phillips is day to day. ... Renteria said they are working on finalizing the starting pitchers for Saturdays doubleheader against Washington. ... Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta (3-1, 1.98 ERA) will face RHP Homer Bailey (7-3, 4.68 ERA) in the second game of the three-game series Tuesday night. Arrieta is 2-0 with a sparkling 0.73 ERA in four starts this month. ... Sting led the crowd in the singing of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch. Brian ONeill Jersey .com) - The Boston Bruins announced Monday that the team has signed goaltender Niklas Svedberg to a one-year contract. Vikings Youth Jerseys . The 20-year-old Barkley, whose impressive form this season could earn him a place in Englands World Cup squad, was hurt in Evertons 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup on Jan.CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Free-agent point guard Brian Roberts has agreed to a $5.5 million, two-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets, according to a person familiar with the contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Sunday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been made public. The person said the deal will be signed this week. The 6-foot-1, 173-pound Roberts will backup Kemba Walker. Roberts replaces Luke Ridnour, who was the teams backup point guard last season. Entering his third NBA season, Roberts has started 47 career games and averaged 8.2 points and three assists in 19.9 minutes per game. He started 42 games last season for the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 9. Tyler Conklin Jersey. 4 points and 3.3 assists. Yahoo Sports was first to report the agreement. Roberts, 28, went undrafted in 2008 and spent his first four years of professional basketball playing in Europe. The Hornets also announced Sunday they have traded guard Scotty Hopson to New Orleans in exchange for cash considerations. Charlotte acquired Hopson on Saturday, along with cash considerations, from the Cavaliers to complete a draft night trade that sent centre Brendan Haywood and the rights to forward Dwight Powell, the 45th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, to Cleveland. Cheap Hawks Jerseys Cheap Celtics Jerseys Cheap Nets Jerseys Cheap Hornets Jerseys Cheap Bulls Jerseys Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys Cheap Mavericks Jerseys Cheap Nuggets Jerseys Cheap Pistons Jerseys Cheap Warriors Jerseys Cheap Rockets Jerseys Cheap Pacers Jerseys Cheap Clippers Jerseys Cheap Lakers Jerseys Cheap Grizzlies Jerseys ' ' '
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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (ankle) participated in practice on Saturday and plans to be in the lineup on Sunday against the Golden State Warriors. Patric Hornqvist Penguins Jersey . Teammate Terrence Ross (ankle) was held out of practice as a precaution, though he did get some work in on the stationary bike. Ross will be listed as questionable for Sundays game. Jaromir Jagr Penguins Jersey .com) - Joe Pavelski scored twice to lead the San Jose Sharks in a 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers to split a home-and-home set. Joe Mullen Penguins Jersey . He will be practicing with the Norfolk Admirals (AHL) on a conditioning assignment. - @AnaheimDucks Corey Perry has a knee sprain and will miss the next three to four weeks.Canadas loss having six teams out of the playoffs is Hockey Canadas gain for the upcoming world championship. On Thursday Canada unveiled its first group of 20 players for next months IIHF world hockey championship, which features 12 players from Canadian markets. The Toronto Maple Leafs are well represented with goaltender James Reimer, defenceman Morgan Rielly and centre Nazem Kadri. Twelve of the 20 players are in Canadian markets: the three Leafs, goaltender Ben Scrivens and forward David Perron from the Edmonton Oilers; defenceman Marc Methot and forward Kyle Turris from the Ottawa Senators; defencemen Kevin Bieksa and Jason Garrison and forward Alexandre Burrows from the Vancouver Canucks; forward Sean Monahan from the Calgary Flames and forward Mark Scheifele of the Winnipeg Jets. The Washington Capitals have three players (Troy Brouwer, Jason Chimera and Joel Ward) while the Buffalo Sabres (defenceman Tyler Myers and forward Cody Hodgson) and Florida Panthers (defenceman Erik Gudbranson and forward Jonathan Huberdeau) each have two. Defenceman Ryan Ellis of the Nashville Predators rounds out the initial roster. As expected in an Olympic year, Team Canada will have a young group thhat doesnt overlap with those who won a gold medal in Sochi. Riley Sheahan Penguins Jersey. But coach Dave Tippett likes what he has. "Obviously coming off an Olympic year theres going to be a lot of those names that are going to be much different than the Olympic team," Tippett said in a phone interview Wednesday. "But that being said theyre all NHL players, theyre there for a reason and I like our combination. "Weve got some grit there, weve got some guys that can defend, weve got some good skill. So far it looks very good." More players will be added before the tournament starts in Minsk, Belarus, on May 9. That gives Canada some time to consider players on the eight teams eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Teams can only register a total of 25 players for the tournament. Team Canada World Championship Roster By Position Goaltenders: James Reimer, Ben Scrivens Defencemen: Morgan Rielly, Ryan Ellis, Tyler Myers, Jason Garrison, Kevin Bieksa, Marc Methot, Erik Gudbranson Forwards: Cody Hodgson, Nazem Kadri, Mark Scheifele, David Perron, Kyle Turris, Troy Brouwer, Alexandre Burrows, Joel Ward, Jason Chimera, Jonathan Huberdeau, Sean Monahan Cheap Hawks Jerseys Cheap Celtics Jerseys Cheap Nets Jerseys Cheap Hornets Jerseys Cheap Bulls Jerseys Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys Cheap Mavericks Jerseys Cheap Nuggets Jerseys Cheap Pistons Jerseys Cheap Warriors Jerseys Cheap Rockets Jerseys Cheap Pacers Jerseys Cheap Clippers Jerseys Cheap Lakers Jerseys Cheap Grizzlies Jerseys ' ' '
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6) Chase Utley. Pierre Turgeon Jersey . David Price. Andrew Wiggins. Kevin Love. If one or more of these players has been traded as you are reading this, never mind the following question. But if not, "When will one or more of these players be traded so we can stop asking if they will or should be traded"? 7) What is St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny thinking when he uses closer Trevor Rosenthal three games in a row, as he often does? Rosenthal is tied for the MLB lead with 30 saves, but his four blown saves and his five losses are often the result of a questionable workload. 8) When the Indy racers decided it would be unwise to drive in Toronto last Saturday, did you chuckle and exclaim "That goes for the rest of us every other day"? 9) If the Expos returned to Montreal and Toronto landed an NFL team, which city would be happiest to be known for something other than its mayor? 10) Do the rest of the claret jugs in this world get jealous when the only one ever mentioned is the one held by Rory McIlroy on Sunday? 11) How many broadcasters fear the day when Odrisamer Despaigne becomes the first San Diego Padres pitcher to throw a no-hitter and they have to try to pronounce his name? 12) When Adam Wainwright retires, will he be known for all his victories and all his strikeouts, or will he be known for the pitch that Derek Jeter hit for a double? If the answer is the latter, the blame lies with Adam Wainwright. 13) If Katy Perry plays any more sold-out shows at Air Canada Centre, shes liable be up in the rafters with Jon Bon Jovi, so to speak. Has anyone checked to see if theyre saving room for another Stanley Cup banner? 14) Wheres the good news for the Buffalo Bills when defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is arrested for synthetic marijuana possession and drag racing and fails his training-camp conditioning test? According to Bills coach Doug Marrone, "Marcell has a good heart". Okay, then. 15) Washingtons NFL team will have a new name by 2016, according to Sports Illustrated"s Peter King. Whos for calling it "Washingtons NFL team" until then? 16) Theres nothing wrong with colourful athletes, and Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney is one, with his "bow and arrow" celebration pose. But is there anything dumber than displaying it to end the 8th inning only to blow a save in the 9th inning, thus allowing the opposing LA Angels to mock him by shooting arrows themselves? 17) Dont you find it interesting that the NFL has apparently gone from not caring about the lack of a team in Los Angeles to thinking about building its own stadium there? 18) Do we need to know the salary figure for each and every player in the NHL? No, which means we dont need to know salary information for someone who might play in the NHL. But we do. Vladimir Sobotka, who left the St. Louis Blues for the Kontinental Hockey League, was awarded, via arbitration, a one-year, $2.725 million contract which will take effect should he return to the NHL. 19) The last name of the lawyer representing would-be LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is "Streisand". Do you think he sings to himself "People……. people with two billion dollars to spend on a basketball team, and their lawyers, are the luckiest people in the world"? 20) Finally, am I allowed a personal note? Thanks. Congratulations to kindred spirit Matt Bonner on a new contract that will make him a San Antonio Spur for a ninth season. “The Red Rocket” is just as popular a Spur as he was a Raptor, and he helps me select this weeks musical tidbit. Enjoy Matts favourite band and one of mine, Okkervil River. Charlie Lindgren Jersey . The team said they will announce a corresponding roster move prior to their series opener on Tuesday night in Kansas City. Artturi Lehkonen Jersey . Duhamel, from Lively, Ont., and Radford, from Balmertown, Ont., were third with 210.84 points. Teammates Kirsten Moore-Towers of St. Catharines, Ont., and Dylan Moscovitch of Toronto were fourth. Duhamel and Radford, who were seventh at the Sochi Olympics, also won bronze at last years world championships in London, Ont.ATLANTA - Andrelton Simmons two-run single in Atlantas three-run fourth helped the streaking Braves beat Daisuke Matsuzaka and the New York Mets 5-4 on Tuesday night. Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy hit two-run homers for the Mets, who have lost three straight and six of seven. The Braves overcame a shaky start from Mike Minor to protect their one-half game lead over Washington in the NL East. Atlanta has won six straight, its longest streak of the season. Shae Simmons (1-0) took over for Minor in the fifth and pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings. Craig Kimbrel earned his 26th save by striking out Eric Young Jr., Granderson and Bobby Abreu in the ninth. Matsuzaka (3-3) allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks in five innings. He has lost three straight starts. On the day catcher Evan Gattis was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a bulging disk in his back, robbing the team of one of its top power hitters, the Braves found other ways to score. With the game tied 2-2 in the fourth, the Braves staged an improbable three-run inning. Chris Johnson reached on only his eighth walk of the season. With two outs, Johnson scored from second on Minors single to centre — only his second RBI of the season. Following a single and stolen base by B.J. Upton, Andrelton Simmons two-run single to left off Matsuzaka increased Atlantas lead to 5-2. Minor quickly gave back two runs in the fifth on Murphys two-run homer. Minor then gave up singles to Eric Campbell and Lucas Duda before being bailed out by rookie Shae Simmons, whose sidearm delivery produced a fly ball from Chris Young and a strikeout of Travis dArnaud. Jonathan Drouin Jersey. . Minor lasted 4 1-3 innings, matching his shortest start of the season, and allowed four runs on nine hits and one walk. His ERA is 4.73 and he has made eight starts since his last win on May 19. Atlanta rookie catcher Christian Bethancourt, making his second straight start, singled in the second inning to drive in Johnson for his first career RBI. Freddie Freeman had a run-scoring double in the third. Grandersons third-inning homer into the right-field seats drove in Juan Lagares, who had a bunt single. It was the fifth straight start Minor has allowed a homer. Braves second baseman Tommy La Stella suffered a bruised right foot when he was hit by a pitch in the second inning. He left the game in the eighth. NOTES: A few hundred fans arrived early to watch the United States lose to Belgium in the World Cup. The game was shown on the stadium video board. ... Tejada has a 10-game hitting streak. ... B.J. Upton has an eight-game hitting streak and 13 stolen bases. He stole 12 bases in 2013. ... Gov. Nathan Deal threw out the first pitch. ... The Braves recalled RHP Juan Jaime from Triple-A Gwinnett. ... Braves RHP David Carpenter (strained right biceps) is expected to come off the 15-day DL on Wednesday. ... The series ends Wednesday night with Atlantas Julio Teheran facing New Yorks Jacob deGrom. Cheap Hawks Jerseys Cheap Celtics Jerseys Cheap Nets Jerseys Cheap Hornets Jerseys Cheap Bulls Jerseys Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys Cheap Mavericks Jerseys Cheap Nuggets Jerseys Cheap Pistons Jerseys Cheap Warriors Jerseys Cheap Rockets Jerseys Cheap Pacers Jerseys Cheap Clippers Jerseys Cheap Lakers Jerseys Cheap Grizzlies Jerseys ' ' '
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Heading into a matchup with the Flyers on Saturday night prior to a three game California trip, the Leafs find themselves five points clear of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Paul Thompson Jersey . Watch Leafs Lunch live as Bryan Hayes and Jamie McLennan chat with Luke Schenn and Jonathan Bernier and break down the challenges Toronto will face with their upcoming schedule. Deryk Engelland Golden Knights Jersey . The Blue Jays lost to the New York Yankees 3-1 Tuesday night, their seventh defeat in 10 games. Rasmus was put on the 15-day DL on May 15 because of a sore right hamstring. Hes hitting .222 with nine home runs and 19 RBIs. Stefan Matteau Jersey . While hell be dialed in to that tournament on a course he loves, you can forgive him if his eyes glance down the calendar just a bit, towards April.Melbourne, Australia (SportsNetwork.com) - Staring match point in the face, Maria Sharapova let lose a thunderous forehand and showed challenger Alexandra Panova why shes ranked No. 2 in the world. Sharapova trailed 4-1 in the third set, staved off a pair of match points and survived for one of her most memorable comeback victories in an improbably entertaining second-round match at the Australian Open on Wednesday. The match lasted 2 1/2 hours, the third set alone taking 68 minutes despite Panova jumping out to a commanding lead with a pair of breaks of Sharapovas serve. Sharapova earned one back but trailed 5-4 and faced two match points. On the first, the five-time Grand Slam winner let loose a powerful winning forehand on a second serve that hugged the line. The second was a longer point also won by Sharapova with a forehand, and from there Panova wilted. Sharapova won the game, held at love and quickly earned two match points of her own. She only needed one, as Panova was long at the end of a lengthy rally to secure Sharapovas 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 victory. David Perron Jersey. The 25-year-old Panova entered the seasons first major as a qualifier and came in ranked 150th in the world. She lost all five of her previous Grand Slam matches before cruising past Sorana Cirstea on Monday. Sharapova, who committed 51 unforced errors and six double faults, won this major tournament in 2008 and was twice a runner-up. The former World No. 1 exited in the fourth round last year. Her next opponent No. 31 Zarina Diyas, who took out Anna Schmiedlova 3-6, 6-2, 8-6. Other seeded winners were No. 10 Ekaterina Makarova, No. 14 Sara Errani, No. 21 Peng Shuai and No. 22 Karolina Pliskova. American Christina McHale lost in straight sets to Carina Witthoeft, who advanced to set up a match against Irina-Camelia Begu. Other second-round winners on Day 3 were: Lucie Hradecka, Julia Goerges, Yanina Wickmayer, Yaroslava Shvedova and Caroline Garcia. Third-seeded French Open finalist Simona Halep and seventh-seeded Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard will also be in action on Wednesday. Cheap Hawks JerseysCheap Celtics Jerseys Cheap Nets Jerseys Cheap Hornets Jerseys Cheap Bulls Jerseys Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys Cheap Mavericks Jerseys Cheap Nuggets Jerseys Cheap Pistons Jerseys Cheap Warriors Jerseys Cheap Rockets Jerseys Cheap Pacers Jerseys Cheap Clippers Jerseys Cheap Lakers Jerseys Cheap Grizzlies Jerseys ' ' '
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EASTBOURNE, England -- Former champions Caroline Wozniacki and Ekaterina Makarova headed in different directions in the Aegon International quarterfinals on Thursday. Ronnie Harrison Jersey . Wozniacki, champion in 2009, held off a strong challenge from Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-2. Makarova, the 2010 champ from Russia, fell to fifth seed Angelique Kerber 6-2, 6-1, with the German avenging her second-round defeat to Makarova last year. Meanwhile, 2011 Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova withdrew with a right hamstring injury but expects to play in Wimbledon next week. Wozniacki and Giorgi were interrupted in the second set when a spectator was removed from the stands on a stretcher as Giorgi led 4-3 on serve. When play resumed, Giorgi failed to win a break point to lead 5-3 and Wozniacki went on to win three straight games to level at one-set all. Wozniacki remained under pressure in the final set, fighting off two break points before breaking to lead 2-1. A double-fault at 4-2 left Wozniacki serving for victory, and in sight of her first title since October. "It feels good," Wozniacki said of her win. "Game feels in really good shape. Camila played really well. I really had to be focused out there." Kerber fought off four break points just to hold for 1-1 before taking charge against Makarova, breaking twice to take the set. In the second set, she needed four break points to win the first game before once more dominating Makarova. "It was not as easy as the score said, because there were tough rallies," Kerber said. "Shes a great player on grass, so I was just focusing on me, trying to be aggressive and take my chances. I did a good job." Kvitovas withdrawal gave British wild card Heather Watson a walkover into the semifinals. Watson will meet Madison Keys, who beat fellow American Lauren Davis, a qualifier, 6-2, 6-1. Wozniacki faces Kerber. Mens top seed Richard Gasquet also reached the semis, beating Slovak Martin Klizan 6-3, 6-4. It is his third semifinal of the year and comes after he was sidelined for more than three months with a back injury. The Frenchman, who claimed the title in 2005 and 2006 when the event was held in Nottingham, broke for 3-1. That was enough to earn him the opening set, and in the second set he again fought off a break point before breaking to lead 4-3. Gasquet is playing only his third tournament since March, and admits that although he is progressing he is still not fully fit. "Its always difficult to come back," Gasquet said. "You are questioning yourself every day on your body. Im not 100 per cent on my game and everything, but Im playing better and better. I served well. I could play with power." Gasquet will next play Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan, who beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France 7-6 (5), 6-2. Spanish defending champion Feliciano Lopez will play his quarterfinal against Jeremy Chardy of France on Friday after the match was cancelled overnight due to rain. The winner will play Sam Querrey, also on Friday, after the American beat Frenchman Julien Benneteau 7-6 (5), 6-4. Tanner Lee Jersey .1 Sam Stosur will meet Germanys second-ranked player Andrea Petkovic in the opening match of the Fed Cup World Group semifinal. DJ Chark Jaguars Jersey . PAUL, Minn – The clock lingered for what seemed like an interminable two minutes and 51 seconds before Mark Fraser finally escaped to the bench during a wildly one-sided first period of an eventual loss to Boston.LONDON - Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is banned from Sundays match against Arsenal as punishment for posting racially offensive comments online.The FA on Thursday imposed the one-match ban and a fine of 25,000 pounds ($39,000), while also ordering Balotelli to attend an education program for the aggravated breach of its discrimination rules.Balotelli uploaded on Instagram a picture of the video-game character Super Mario, with whom the Italy international shares a nickname, with text around the image including jumps like a bllack man and grabs coins like a Jew. Tanner Lee Jaguars Jersey. The striker, who has been subjected to racial abuse on numerous occasions, posted the image of the computerized character with the heading Dont be a racist.The FA decision has made clear it was wrong, Balotelli said in a statement on his Twitter page. I am sorry that my teammates and supporters of Liverpool FC have to be penalized for something I did and now come to regret.It is my intention to comply with the decision of the FA and make sure it never happens again. Cheap Hawks Jerseys Cheap Celtics Jerseys Cheap Nets Jerseys Cheap Hornets Jerseys Cheap Bulls Jerseys Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys Cheap Mavericks Jerseys Cheap Nuggets Jerseys Cheap Pistons Jerseys Cheap Warriors Jerseys Cheap Rockets Jerseys Cheap Pacers Jerseys Cheap Clippers Jerseys Cheap Lakers Jerseys Cheap Grizzlies Jerseys ' ' '
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