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Dundee United have revealed striker Darko Bodul has parted company with the Tannadice club by mutual consent. B.J. Hill Jersey . The 27-year-old was signed by United last summer on a two-year deal from Austrian club SC Rheindorf Altach. But the former Ajax, Sturm Graz and OB Odense player has agreed to leave halfway through his contract.The Croatian forward made 12 appearances for United as the club were relegated from the Scottish Premiership last season.United are in the process of rebuilding their squad as new manager Ray McKinnon plots a swift return to the top-flight from the Championship.A statement from Dundee United read: Darko Bodul and Dundee United have agreed the players release from his contract by mutual consent.The 27-year-old striker played 12 times for the Terrors during the 2015/16 season. The Club thanks Darko for his contribution and wish him well in the future. Also See: Dundee Utd fixtures Dundee Utd stats Scottish Prem table Patrick Omameh Jersey . The 26-year-old Redditch, England, native played three of his past four seasons under Rennie with the Carolina RailHawks of the North American Soccer League. Patrick Omameh Giants Jersey .com) - The Winnipeg Jets got over one hurdle by snapping their longest losing streak of the season. http://www.giantsrookiestore.com/Giants-Jonathan-Stewart-Jersey/ .The seventh-seeded Raonic was scheduled to play U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori of Japan, but was replaced in the Group B pool by Spanish substitute David Ferrer.Raonic, who was 0-2 at the year-end event, said he suffered the injury late in the first set of Tuesdays 6-3, 7-6 loss to Murray.PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Pirates plan on keeping promising left fielder Starling Marte playing alongside National League MVP Andrew McCutchen for years to come. A person with knowledge of the agreement says the Pirates and Marte have agreed to a six-year contract that will keep the 25-year-old in Pittsburgh for remainder of the decade. The person requested anonymity because the deal had not been publicly announced. CBSSports.com reporrted the new contract has a total value of $31 million. Nate Solder Giants Jersey. Marte hit .280 with 12 home runs, 35 RBIs and a team-high 41 steals during his first full season in the majors in 2013. Marte was scheduled to make $516,000 this season. The new deal takes him through 2019. The native of the Dominican Republic is off to a strong start this spring. He is hitting .355 in Grapefruit League play going into Wednesdays game against Minnesota. Cheap Cubs Jerseys Cheap Yankees Jerseys Cheap Rays Jerseys Cheap White Sox Jerseys Cheap Tigers Jerseys Cheap Angels Jerseys Cheap Athletics Jerseys Cheap Mariners Jerseys Cheap Rangers Jerseys Cheap Braves Jerseys Cheap Marlins Jerseys Cheap Phillies Jerseys Cheap Reds Jerseys Cheap Pirates Jerseys Cheap Cardinals Jerseys Cheap Padres Jerseys ' ' '
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Manchester United secured a record-breaking $1. Cody Allen Jersey .3 billion sponsorship deal with Adidas on Monday, signalling the clubs enduring global appeal despite its worst Premier League campaign and strengthening its financial muscle for player transfers. The 10-year kit deal, worth at least 75 million pounds ($128 million) a year from July 2015 for an overall 750 million pounds ($1.3 billion), was negotiated after Nike decided that trebling the cost of its existing 13-year contract for having its name on United shirts was not good value for the company. United finished seventh in the league last season at the start of the post-Alex Ferguson era. But the eagerness of Adidas to make United kits and sell replicas is an indicator of the expected durability of the Red Devils brand -- and a worldwide following which the club claims to be around 660 million supporters. The German sportswear firm said it expects to generate 1.5 billion pounds ($2.5 billion) in sales during the decade-long deal with United. Adidas currently pays around $50 million a year to Chelsea and Real Madrid, and United could generate far more over the decade from footballs biggest kit sponsorship, describing the headline figure of 750 million pounds as a "minimum guarantee." In 2005 the Glazer family paid 790 million pounds -- just 40 million pounds more than the Adidas windfall -- for the entire club. Ten per cent of the Old Trafford-based team is now listed on the New York Stock Exchange and shares rose two per cent to $18.14 in morning trading on Monday. Adidas, which also makes the kit of newly-crowned World Cup winner Germany, saw shares rise by 2.85 per cent in Frankfurt to close at 73.57 euros ($100) on Monday. "Our new partnership with Manchester United clearly underlines our leadership in football and will help us to further strengthen our position in key markets around the world," Adidas chief executive Herbert Hainer said in a statement. "At the same time, this collaboration marks a milestone for us when it comes to merchandising potential." Nike has one more season as kit maker, recently unveiling jerseys featuring a gold Chevrolet logo for the start of the American automakers $559 million, seven-year jersey sponsorship deal with the team. Adidas last held the United contract between 1980 and 1992 just before the club ended its 26-year wait for an English title in 1993, ushering in a period of dominance under Ferguson. But United is now in a period of rebuilding again after going from winning a 20th English title before Ferguson retired in 2013 to a sudden slump with David Moyes in charge. Moyes was fired before the end of the season, and Louis van Gaal now has the task of returning United to the Champions League in 2015, fresh from leading the Netherlands at the World Cup. The Dutch secured a third-place finish by beating host Brazil 3-0 on Saturday. Despite the grueling campaign in South America, Van Gaal is taking just two days off before formally taking charge at United this week and beginning the tour of the United States on Friday. "I dont need a holiday," the 62-year-old former Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Ajax coach said on Uniteds website. "Its great to have such an exciting challenge. To work daily with young people is something that I dont need time off to rest for." Van Gaals first match in charge of United will be on July 23 in a friendly against the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Rose Bowl. While the new manager has been in Brazil, United has signed midfielder Ander Herrera and defender Luke Shaw. Brandon Guyer Jersey . With Washington teammate Nene drawing double-teams coming off his big game against the Lakers, Gortat scored 25 points on 11-of-12 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Wizards to a 100-92 win in overtime over Milwaukee on Wednesday night. B.J. Upton Jersey . On Wednesday, Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas hit back. In a passionate defence of himself and the London clubs medical staff, the Portuguese coach rebuked the "incompetent people" who have attacked Tottenham for allowing Lloris to continue playing after being briefly knocked unconscious against Everton on Sunday. http://www.indiansteamproshop.com/Indians-Edwin-Encarnacion-Kids-Jersey/ .com) - Thursday marks the official debut of a new dirt racing surface at Meydan Racecourse.GUELPH, Ont. -- Scott Kosmachuk scored three times and added an assist and Hunter Garlent had four assists as the Guelph Storm crushed the visiting Peterborough Petes 9-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League play. Pius Suter had two goals for the Storm (16-3-2), who are 11-0-2 in their last 13 outings, while Steven Trojanovic, Adam Craievich, Brock McGinn and Zack Mitchell scored the others. Michael Clarke, Nick Ritchie, Josh Maguire and Anthony Stefano had a goal apiece for the Petes (8-11-3), who are winless in their last four games. Justin Nichols made 31 saves for Guelph. Andrew DAgostini started in net for Peterborough but was pulled after allowing six goals on 23 shots. Michael Giugovaz replaced DAgostini and stopped 20-of-23 shots in 36 minutes of relief. The Storm went 2 for 6 on the power play while the Petes failed to score on five chances with the man advantage. --- OTTERS 3 GREYHOUNDS 0 ERIE, Pa. -- Devin Williams made 18 saves as the Otters blanked Sault Ste. Marie for their fourth straight victory. Dylan Strome had a goal and an assist for Erie (17-3-1) while Patrick Murphy and Dane Fox each scored once. Matt Murray made 31 stops for the Greyhounds (16-3-2), who had their five-game win streak snapped. Erie went 1 for 3 on the power play while Sault Ste. Marie failed to score on five chances with the man advantage. --- KNIGHTS 4 FRONTENACS 2 KINGSTON, Ont. -- Josh Anderson scored twice as London doubled up the Frontenacs. Christian Dvorak and Chris Tierney also scored for the Knights (14-5-2), who are 6-0-1 in their last seven games. Robert Polesello and Henri Ikonen scored for Kingston (10-8-3), which is winless in three contests. Anthony Stolarz made 28 saves for London as Matt Mahalak stopped 30 shots for the Frontenacs. --- WHALERS 2 STEELHEADS 1 (SO) PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Yannick Rathgeb scored the shootout winner as the Whalers came back to defeat Mississauga. Josh Wesley forced overtime for Plymouth (9-12-1) when he scored at 17:16 of the third period. Steelheads ((12-9-2) forward Dylan Smoskowitz opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 5:21 of the second period. Kenny Lofton Jersey. Alex Nedeljkovic made 30 saves for the Whalers as Mississaugas Dawson Carty turned away 31 shots in defeat. --- STING 5 SPIRIT 3 SARNIA, Ont. -- Taylor Dupuis made 43 saves and Nikolay Goldobin had two goals and an assist as the Sting toppled Saginaw. Nickolas Latta, Bryan Moore and Daniel Nikandrov also scored for Sarnia (7-14-1) while Anthony DeAngelo chipped in with three assists. Andrey Alexeev, Eric Locke and Cody Payne supplied the scoring for the Spirit (11-8-2), who had their three-game win streak halted. Saginaws Jake Paterson stopped 39 shots in a losing cause. --- RANGERS 2 ATTACK 1 (SO) KITCHENER, Ont. -- Radek Faksa and Darby Llewellyn both scored in the shootout as the Rangers slipped past Owen Sound. Matia Marcantuoni scored in regulation for Kitchener (6-12-1), which has just two wins in its last 10 contests. Brett Hargrave scored for the Attack (10-9-4). Jordan DeKort made 20 saves for the Rangers while Owen Sounds Jack Flinn stopped 26 shots in defeat. --- BATTALION 3 WOLVES 1 SUDBURY, Ont. -- Vincent Praplan scored his first-career hat trick as North Bay defeated the Wolves. Matt MacLeod and Mike Amadio tacked on two assists apiece for the Battalion (11-11-1). Craig Duininck scored the lone goal for Sudbury (8-8-6), which has dropped three games in a row. Jake Smith made 30 saves for North Bay. Franky Palazzese turned away 35-of-37 shots for the Wolves. --- GENERALS 3 67S 2 (OT) OTTAWA -- Michael Dal Colle scored 3:50 into extra time as Oshawa dealt the 67s their fifth loss in as many games. Bradley Latour and Scott Laughton also scored for the Generals (17-4-1), who have won three straight contests, and Dal Colle added an assist for a two-point outing. Joseph Blandisi and Nevin Guy scored for the 67s (7-12-2). Oshawas Daniel Altshuller made 31 saves for the win as Ottawas Philippe Trudeau stopped 43 shots in a losing cause. 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LONDON - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he is unsure when Diego Costa will return from injury and has attacked the Spanish national team for its treatment of the striker. Orlando Brown Jr. Jersey .Costa, whose nagging hamstring problems are being carefully managed by Chelsea, missed the 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday after playing back-to-back games for Spain during the two-week international break.In sarcastic comments to the BBC, Mourinho says Costa went to the national team, he played two big matches against Slovakia and Luxembourg, and he came back in conditions where hes not available to play for his club.Mourinho added Costa will play for me when he has free time from the national team.Costa has scored nine goals in seven league games for Chelsea, which is top by five points. Jaleel Scott Ravens Jersey . Zimmermann became the National Leagues first 16-game winner, pitching seven solid innings to lead the Washington Nationals past the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Wednesday night. Michael Crabtree Ravens Jersey . Jamies number grades given are out of five, with five being the best mark. Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers (4) - He had a strong game Sunday; was very good in tight with big saves on Crosby, Malkin and Neal in-crease. http://www.ravensrookiestore.com/Ravens-John-Brown-Jersey/ . Watching them over the past year - and in some cases, two years - has given us a starting point for this seasons Craigs List.DAVIE, Fla. - Miami Dolphins reserve defensive lineman Derrick Shelby was suspended indefinitely after police used a Taser on him three times while arresting him on misdemeanour charges of resisting arrest and trespassing at a nightclub.Shelby was suspended hours before Mondays practice for conduct detrimental to the team. Coach Joe Philbin said he talked with Shelby, and said the Dolphins will gather more information before making a final determination on disciplinary action.According to a Fort Lauderdale police report, nightclub security said Shelby was touching women without their permission early Saturday. Shelby appeared intoxicated, was ordered to leave several times by an officer and refused, the report said.When officers tried to place the 6-foot-2, 282-pound Shelby in custody, he pushed away and took an aggressive fighting stance. He was placed on the ground and continued to resist, and officers used a Taser before he was subdued.A mug shot showed Shelby with a swollen lower lip and a bruise on his cheek. He was released from jail on a $100 bond and entered a plea of not guilty.Were still gathering information, Philbin said after practice Monday. I feel like from the information I have at the present time, I ttook the appropriate action and suspended him indefinitely. Mark Andrews Jersey. helbys agent, David Canter, released a statement saying he was disappointed by the Dolphins decision to suspend to his client.Defensive end Jared Odrick, a friend of Shelbys, said he was surprised to learn of the arrest.I thought it was like The Onion news reporting it, thinking it was fake, because hes such a smart guy, Odrick said. He loves his job and working hard and setting a standard with the team. So it was shocking.Odrick said he took no issue with the suspension. But Odrick said he, Shelby and other black players face special challenges regarding their conduct in public.The thing were reminded of as professional athletes and black men is were targets more than anybody else walking down the street, Odrick said. Were targeted sometimes, and we have to understand we have to uphold standards and societys rules more than a regular passer-by. We have to set the example.Shelby, a third-year veteran, has played in all four games as a reserve this season. The Dolphins had a bye last weekend, and players were off Thursday through Sunday. Miami plays Green Bay on Sunday.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL Cheap Cubs Jerseys Cheap Yankees Jerseys Cheap Rays Jerseys Cheap White Sox Jerseys Cheap Tigers Jerseys Cheap Angels Jerseys Cheap Athletics Jerseys Cheap Mariners Jerseys Cheap Rangers Jerseys Cheap Braves Jerseys Cheap Marlins Jerseys Cheap Phillies Jerseys Cheap Reds Jerseys Cheap Pirates Jerseys Cheap Cardinals Jerseys Cheap Padres Jerseys ' ' '
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England U20 head coach Keith Downing believes a patient approach is the best way to develop Marcus Rashfords international career. CJ Wilson Jersey . Rashford has earned rave reviews after breaking into Manchester Uniteds first team last month, scoring four goals in his first two games and netting the match winner against City at the Etihad Stadium last weekend.The 18-year-olds performances for United have seen calls for him to be selected by Roy Hodgson for Englands senior side, but Downing feels the U20s, who play Canada on Sunday, are best for the teenagers development. Weve obviously been in contract with Roy, Downing told Sky Sports News HQ. And well have discussions in the next week or two but I think its slowly, slowly with him.I think we dont need to rush him too soon, obviously he will be in Roys thoughts but I think we have to make a slow, steady progression. Keith Downing has been impressed by Marcus Rashford Downing met Rashford, who has previously played for Englands U16s and U18s, for the first time this week and has been impressed by how he is coping with his sudden fame.Credit to him, hes come on the scene in the last two or three weeks, scored some goals and made some massive contributions to Manchester United, he said.Its all part of his learning process and development, certainly on the international stage and we felt the U20s was a particular good age group for him to make that progress. Southgate: Hold Rashford back Marcus Rashford should not be promoted to senior England team, says Gareth Southgate I think one of Marcuss strengths, after meeting him the first time this week, hes a well-grounded boy, mature, very humble, got lots of humility and I think that in itself is a great asset to have as a player.Im sure that he knows hes got a lot to learn and certainly this claim to fame over the last few weeks hasnt affected him. Also See: Rose to make England debut Hodgson: Alli like new Robson Cahill to captain England Sneijder out of England clash Albert Pujols Jersey . "Win basketball games," Collins said. He will get at least a few more chances. Collins played the final minutes of a winning home debut with the Brooklyn Nets, who cooled off the Chicago Bulls with a 96-80 victory Monday night. Justin Upton Jersey . If Vettel wins at Suzuka on Sunday, and his nearest rival Fernando Alonso finishes worse than eighth, the German driver will join his compatriot Michael Schumacher and Argentine Juan-Manuel Fangio as the only men to win four consecutive titles. http://www.angelsteamshop.com/Angels-Chris-Young-Kids-Jersey/ . Last year, Islanders forward Colin Mcdonald released a "Do It For Colin" campaign to promote his teammate and friend John Tavares for the EA sports honour:The most popular sports voting video ever has to go to Chris Bosh who showcased his comedic abilities in his effort to get fans to vote him into the 2008 All Star Game:You can vote for TJ and other star players for the NHL 15 cover vote here.The Carolina Hurricanes are expected to name former Oiler Steve Smith as an assistant coach. Last week, new general manager Ron Francis introduced Bill Peters as the Hurricaanes head coach. Cameron Maybin Jersey. Francis also announced that Ricky Olczyk as the assistant general manager. Olczyk spent six years as the assistant GM with the Oilers. Cheap Cubs Jerseys Cheap Yankees Jerseys Cheap Rays Jerseys Cheap White Sox Jerseys Cheap Tigers Jerseys Cheap Angels Jerseys Cheap Athletics Jerseys Cheap Mariners Jerseys Cheap Rangers Jerseys Cheap Braves Jerseys Cheap Marlins Jerseys Cheap Phillies Jerseys Cheap Reds Jerseys Cheap Pirates Jerseys Cheap Cardinals Jerseys Cheap Padres Jerseys ' ' '
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DES MOINES, Iowa - Derek Drouin set a new Canadian high jump record on Friday, clearing 2. Willie Snead IV Ravens Jersey .40 metres at the Drake Relays. Drouin, from Corunna, Ont., bested his own record of 2.38 metres set in Aug. 2013 in Luzhuniki, Russia, at the World Championships in Athletics. Erik Kynard and Dusty Jonas both cleared a 2.35-metre jump on Friday, but could not make it past the 2.38-metre jump. The Drake Relays are an annual track and field event held at Drake University. Mark Andrews Jersey . Trailing by a goal after 20 minutes of play, Joe Pavelski responded with three goals and an assist as the Sharks snapped a two-game losing skid with a 5-2 victory over the struggling Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. Anthony Averett Jersey . - Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors will coach the Western Conference in the All-Star Game on Feb. http://www.ravensrookiestore.com/Ravens-Robert-Griffin-Iii-Jersey/ . - Roger Federer squandered a big lead and lost to No. PINEHURST, N.C. -- Now that hes got that pesky major out of the way, Justin Rose is learning to savour the quest for his next big title. Hes not nearly as optimistic about Englands chances in the World Cup. Rose is the reigning champion heading into the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, a player who is certainly more at ease with his place in golf now that hes got one of those prestigious titles on his resume. "In the last few months, I sort of realized what I have achieved and its time to embrace it, enjoy it, and let that be the strength for me to go on and win more," Rose said Tuesday. Of course, theres another big sporting event beginning this week, one that will certainly have the attention of Rose and his fellow English players. Their soccer-mad nation has a huge opening match in the World Cup against Italy on Saturday, the soccer game scheduled to begin in Brazil about the time the third round of the Open is wrapping up in North Carolina. Reflecting the mood of his homeland, Rose is not very hopeful. Englands only World Cup title came in 1966 and expectations are low for this team, a youthful squad playing in one of the most difficult groups. "I would say theres probably more chance of one of us winning the major than England winning the World Cup," said Rose, among 11 English players in the Pinehurst field. "Sad to say." Roses primary focus will be on his bid to become the first repeat U.S. Open champion in a quarter-century. Last years triumph at Merion had been in the making for nearly that long, ever since Rose finished fourth as an 18-year-old amateur at the 1998 British Open. He spent the next 15 years trying to finish the job, chasing a major title that seemed increasingly elusive as the close calls began to pile up, the weight of expectations becoming almost too much to bear. Then, just when it seemed he might have a lifetime membership in the "Best Players Never To Win A Major" club, Rose won a duel with Phil Mickelson at the venerable club outside Philadelphia, clinching the title with a 4-iron intoo the demanding 18th hole that gave him the par he needed to hold off Lefty. Lamar Jackson Ravens Jersey. "I havent been one of those guys who said, OK, well, Im going to win X amount of majors in my career," Rose said. "I really want to treat this major that Ive won now as a gift and let it give me the ability to sort of free-wheel for the rest of my career -- play free, play loose, just go after it. Ive really got no pressure on me from that perspective anymore." Not surprisingly, the U.S. Golf Association paired Rose and Mickelson in the first two rounds. Both hope theyll still be playing together in the final group on Sunday. "I enjoy playing golf with Phil," Rose said. "I enjoy the spirit in which he plays the games, how free he is out there. Hes got a great temperament for the game. Nothing seems to faze him. Thats something a lot of players can look up to him for." Curtis Strange, the last player to win consecutive Opens in 1988 and 89, is pulling for Rose to join the exclusive club. "If Justin would happen to do it this year, that would be the first phone call," Strange said. "That would be fantastic." Rose missed the cut in his last tournament, the Memorial, though he thinks that might turn out to be a good break because it gave him more time to get familiar with Pinehurst. Before that stumble, he had ripped off three straight top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour, including a tie for fourth against a loaded field at The Players Championship. His biggest challenge this week might be keeping his mind on golf. During the 2010 World Cup, Rose held a three-shot lead going to the final round of the Travelers Championship. That morning, he watched Englands title hopes fade away with a 4-1 loss to Germany. Then he went out and shot a 75, finishing three shots behind winner Bubba Watson. "I never really calmed down," Rose recalled. "So maybe Ill be a little bit more careful about my emotions watching the football." After all, hes probably Englands best hope for a championship. Cheap Cubs Jerseys Cheap Yankees Jerseys Cheap Rays Jerseys Cheap White Sox Jerseys Cheap Tigers Jerseys Cheap Angels Jerseys Cheap Athletics Jerseys Cheap Mariners Jerseys Cheap Rangers Jerseys Cheap Braves Jerseys Cheap Marlins Jerseys Cheap Phillies Jerseys Cheap Reds Jerseys Cheap Pirates Jerseys Cheap Cardinals Jerseys Cheap Padres Jerseys ' ' '
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Austria, Latvia and Norway took all the time they were allotted, but have revealed their rosters for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Sammie Coates Jersey . The three nations unveiled their 25-man squads on Tuesday, the deadline for submitting rosters for the mens hockey competition. The Austrian line-up is headlined by New York Islanders forwards Thomas Vanek and Michael Grabner. Austrias full 25-man roster is as follows: Goaltenders: Bernhard Starkbaum, Rene Swette, Fabian Weinhandl. Defence: Mario Altmann, Florian Iberer, Andre Lakos, Robert Lukas, Thomas Pock, Matthias Trattnig, Stefan Ulmer, Gerhard Unterluggauer. Forwards: Michael Grabner, Raphael Herburger, Thomas Hundertpfund, Matthias Iberer, Thomas Koch, Andreas Kristler, Manuel Latusa, Brian Lebler, Daniel Oberkofler, Michael Raffl, Thomas Raffl, Oliver Setzinger, Thomas Vanek, Daniel Welser. Austria qualified for the Olympic tournament by winning its qualifying group over Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. Norway, meanwhile, qualified directly for the Olympics by virtue of being amongst the top nine teams in the world according to the IIHF World Rankings following the 2012 World Hockey Championships, at which time they were ranked eighth in the world. The Norwegian roster features just one NHLer, New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello. Their complete 25-man roster is as follows: Goaltenders: Lars Haugen, Lars Volden, Steffen Soberg. Defence: Alexander Bonsaksen, Jonas Holos, Henrik Solberg, Daniel Sorvik, Ole-Kristian Tollefsen, Mats Trygg, Henrik Odegaard. Forwards: Morten Ask, Anders Bastiansen, Robin Dahlstrom, Kristian Forsberg, Mads Hansen, Marius Holtet, Sondre Olden, Ken Andre Olimb, Mathis Olimb, Mats Rosseli Olsen, Niklas Roest, Martin Roymark, Per-Age Skroder, Patrick Thoresen, Mats Zuccarello. Austria and Norway will play out of Group B alongside Canada and Finland. Latvia is another nation that was forced to qualify through group play. The Latvian team, which entered qualification ranked 11th in the world, beat out France, Great Britain and Kazakhstan to qualify for Sochi. Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons and former Ottawa Senator Kaspars Daugavins headline the Latvian roster. The complete roster is as follows: Goaltenders: Kristers Gudlevskis, Edgars Masalskis, Ervins Mustukovs. Defence: Oskars Bartulis, Ralfs Freibergs, Arturs Kulda, Sandis Ozolinsh, Georgijs Pujacs, Krisjanis Redlihs, Arvids Rekis, Kristaps Sotnieks. Forwards: Armands Berzins, Martins Cipulis, Lauris Darzins, Kaspars Daugavins, Zemgus Girgensons, Miks Indrasis, Koba Jass, Martins Karsums, Ronalds Kenins, Vitalijs Pavlovs, Mikelis Redlihs, Janis Sprukts, Juris Stals, Herberts Vasiljevs. Latvia will play out of Group C in Sochi alongside the Czech Republic, Sweden and Switzerland. Houston Texans Jerseys .ca! Hi Kerry, Im sure youve received many emails wondering what your take is on the Spezza goal that looked like Neil blatantly kicked it in while standing directly in the middle of the crease where, you know, usually a goalie is to make a save but couldnt be due to Neil being there! Thanks! Jon - Westfield, MA Jon:  Lets first ask Henrik Lundqvist what he thought of the scoring of the Sens second goal with . Aaron Colvin Jersey .com) - The 12th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes continue a four-game homestand at Value City Arena on Wednesday night when they face off against the High Point Panthers in a non-conference matchup. http://www.texansrookiestore.com/Texans-Keke-Coutee-Jersey/ . His fellow Finn, 21 years his junior, had just arrived in Anaheim and was hoping to stick with the Ducks.MIAMI -- Indianas Paul George will play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, which comes as no surprise to the Miami Heat. They were expecting him there all along. The Pacers announced Friday night that George has been cleared "to return to normal basketball activity," a decision made three days after he was concussed in Game 2 of the Indiana-Miami series. "Barring any unforeseen complications, he will play" on Saturday in Miami, the Pacers said. So that settled one lineup issue. The Heat now have a lineup decision to make. Greg Oden -- whose last post-season appearance was April 30, 2009 -- may be inserted into the Heat rotation after showing Miamis coaches in recent days that back issues that slowed him down for weeks may finally be a thing of the past. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra suggested that Oden "could" get some minutes, which would almost certainly come against Indiana centre Roy Hibbert. "If coach needs me, Im ready to play," Oden said. "Im definitely ready whenever he needs me." The series is tied at a game apiece, with Miami grabbing the home-court edge away by rallying for an 87-83 win at Indianapolis in Game 2. The teams have been off since, which figures to be a blessing of sorts for the Pacers -- who had several players limping and ailing late in that game, with Georges concussion the most notable malady. The back of Georges head was struck by Dwyane Wades knee as both were trying to get control of a loose ball during the fourth quarter of that game. George remained in the game but was basically a non-factor the rest of the way, and Miami owned the final minutes. The concussion came to light only after George revealed postgame that he briefly "blacked out." "I probably should have kept that to myself," George said. "It just made a mess. Thats something that, going forward, just keep that between myself and the training staff." The Heat never even considered the possibility that George wouldnt play in Game 3. "Why wouldnt he?" Heat star LeBron& James asked. Justin Reid Texans Jersey. Wade said he wanted to see George out there, because competitors always want to play against the best, particularly at this time of year. And in these playoffs, no one has looked better on the road -- especially defensively -- than the Pacers, who still havent won even two consecutive home games in this post-season but have won five in a row away from home. Atlanta and Washington combined to shoot only 38 per cent at home against Indiana in the opening two rounds, averaging just 84.8 points per game. The Pacers havent exactly been offensive juggernauts in those games, averaging 90.7 points themselves, but the airtight defence was enough for Indiana to save its season by winning elimination games in both matchups. "We played at a high level in the Washington series, and those last two against Atlanta when we were down in the series, we played with great desperation," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. "Our guys take pride in their defence. Thats probably why you see those numbers." Then again, the Heat present a bit more of a challenge than the Hawks and Wizards. "I dont know if the home court really matters right now in the playoffs," Spoelstra said. "Its more about your collective disposition, and youre imposing that identity on the other team. I think either team could win home or away." Miami is 5-0 at home in the post-season, winning by an average of 10 points per game and shooting nearly 50 per cent from the floor. Going back to last season, the Heat have won eight straight playoff games in their own building and since James joined the club theyre 35-7 at home during the post-season. Among those seven losses? The Pacers won at Miami in both 2012 and 2013. And thats why Miami knows having the home-court edge now hardly assures a series win. "Both teams can win on each others floor. Weve proven that the last couple years," James said. "We have to protect our home, but we cant go out there saying that just because were back home we get automatic wins. 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PINEHURST, N. Robert Quinn Dolphins Jersey .C. -- Phil Mickelson spent five hours in the stifling heat Tuesday at Pinehurst No. 2 with a lot on his mind. He was trying to sharpen his game, figure out what it will take to finally win a U.S. Open and make enough putts with his claw grip to avoid losing to a pair of players whose combined age is younger than him. This major has a reputation as the toughest test in golf. Its every bit of that for Mickelson. "I really believe that this week is testing a players entire game," Mickelson said. "Because it forces you to make good decisions, to choose the right club off the tee, hit solid iron shots into the green and utilize your short game to save strokes. Its just a wonderful test ... the best test Ive seen to identify the best player." His definition of Pinehurst and its rugged, natural look would seem to require every ounce of concentration. And that could be his biggest challenge. On the golf course, Mickelson is trying to ignore the enormous expectations on him this week. He holds the worst kind of U.S. Open record with six runner-up finishes. He needs this major to complete the career Grand Slam. And hes a sentimental favourite at Pinehurst No. 2, where in 1999 he played the entire week knowing his wife was on the verge of delivering their first child. Payne Stewart made a 15-foot par putt on the final hole to beat him by one shot. Amanda Mickelson was born the next day. Stewart died in a plane crash four months later. "Payne and I had this moment where we talked about fatherhood, but he also talked about winning future U.S. Opens," Mickelson said. "Although I havent won one yet, Im still fighting hard, and this would be a great place to break through and do it. The flip side is that I tend to do well when its least expected. "I dont want to put the pressure on that this is the only week that Ill have a chance," he said. "I think Ill have a number of great opportunities in the future years. But this is certainly as good a chance as Ill have." Off the course, Mickelson has made headlines that threaten his clean image. He was linked two weeks ago to an insider trading investigation involving activist investor Carl Icahn and Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters over some timely trades of Clorox stock three years ago. FBI agents even came to the golf course to try to interview Mickelson. He referred them to his attorney, said he had done "absolutely nothing wrong" and that "Im not going to walk around any other way." It would seem to be a major distraction for Mickelson. Even though he hasnt won in nearly a year, and he has dropped to No. 11 in the world ranking, he is the centre of attention in the sand hills of North Carolina -- especially with Tiger Woods still out of the game while recovering from back surgery. Then again, it could be to Mickelsons advantage to be at a place such as Pinehurst. The course doesnt allow anyone to think about anything but the next shot. "We have so many players when they have a lot of stuff swirling around them that use that four or five hours on the golf course as a sanctuary," two-time U.S. Open champion Andy North said. "You can focus sometimes even better, which sound crazy, but its your place where no one can get to you. The phone cant ring. No one can ask you questions about whatever it is. And you get out there and find your little space. And sometimes that creates a situation where a guy can play exceptionally well." The investigation has not been a big topic since Mickelson said repeatedly at the Memorial that he had done nothing wrong, was co-operating and would not talk about it until it was resolved. There were no direct questions at his news conference Tuesday, only veiled references to coping with off-course distractions. Barclays, one of his biggest sponsors, declined to comment on Mickelson. KPMG, another major sponsor, said in a statement, "We have had a very strong relationship with Phil for a number of years, and we fully expect it to continue. We have great respect for him." While Mickelsons U.S. Open record is loaded with disappointment, he sees only opportunity. To have been the runner-up six times -- not to mention other U.S. Opens where he had a chance to win in the final hour -- means he must be doing something right. And he hasnt lost his sense of humour. "I feel as good about my game as I have all year," Mickelson said, pausing before he added, "Thats not staying a lot because I havent played well all year." He also said an analysis of his close calls in the U.S. Open revealed that it rained during the week in five of those second-place finishes. "So Im pulling for rain," he said. As for that other match? Mickelson carried the load as he and Rickie Fowler rallied from 3 down to tie the match, only for 20-year-old Jordan Spieth to make a 20-foot birdie on the 17th, and 21-year-old Justin Thomas to drill a tee shot on the 18th hole to set up a par for the win. Another close call. Its a U.S. Open. Mickelson should be used to that by now. Frank Gore Jersey . Plata blasted a rising shot to the upper left corner for his team-leading seventh goal of the season. He got the kick after referee Allen Chapman ruled Chris Tierney fouled John Stertzer in the penalty area. A.J. Derby Jersey . Horford is out 3-to-4 months with a torn pectoral muscle for the Hawks, who have won two straight and five of six games. Atlanta improved to 2-0 on the residency with Saturdays 93-91 triumph over Minnesota, as Ivan Johnson scored his teams final four points, including the game-winning free throw with 4. http://www.dolphinsrookiestore.com/Dolphins-Josh-Sitton-Jersey/ . Still, Inter moved one point ahead of Parma in the race for fifth place and the final Europa League spot. Udinese remained 14th, 11 points above the relegation zone. Inter was beaten 2-1 by Atalanta at home on Sunday and has won only seven of 16 matches at the San Siro this season, as the squad seems to still be searching for its identity under new owner Erick Thohir and first-year manager Walter Mazzarri.Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at cmonref@tsn.ca! Hello Kerry, Quick question about the Emelin/Downie elbowing incident from December 12th. While Im sure it will be reviewed by the NHL for possible discipline, Im wondering about something else that happened on the play. The Flyers had seven players on the ice, 5 of which were trying to get at Emelin. Weve seen Clarkson (10 games) and Bissonnette (3 games) suspended this season for leaving the bench to enter an altercation.  Watching this play, it looks like Grossman comes directly from the bench to the scrum and heads right after Emelin. Heres my head count: #9 - Downie - On ice injured.#5 - Coburn - Tending to Downie # 19 - Hartnell - Scrumming# 32 - Streit - Scrumming# 44 - Timonen - Scrumming# 8 - Grossman - Scrumming# 14 - Couturier - Scrumming None of the officials on ice noticed, or reacted to it.  No one was ejected and I havent heard anything about it by the pundits this AM. Whats the procedure or protocol for something like this? Should a defensive pair of the Flyers expect to hear from the NHL offices?  I think Bissonnette (if not Clarkson) may be interested to know. Thanks Luke Luke, Thank you for the very astute analysis and resulting question in the aftermath of Steve Downie lowering his body posture to play the puck and being struck in the head with an elbow delivered by Alexei Emelin. The whistle was blown once Montreal gained puck possession in front of Carey Price as a result of the perceived injury sustained by Downie. Paul Bissonnette and David Clarkson were suspended under Rule 70, the basis of which is that no player may leave the players bench or penalty bench at any time during an altercation or for the purpose of starting an altercation. For a suspension to result, the player that left the bench (other than through a legal line change) must become actively involved in the altercation. Thursday&nnbsp;night in Philadelphia, players were legally allowed to come onto the ice from the players bench once play was stopped and since a potential altercation (scrum) was not yet in progress. Mike Gesicki Jersey. Braydon Coburn left the bench and went directly to Downie in advance of Flyers athletic therapist Jim McCrossin arriving on the scene. Coburns defence partner and alternate captain, Kimmo Timonen appeared in the camera shot to question the referee after the minor scrum involving Emelin and Scott Hartnell had been dispersed by the linesmen. At no time did either Coburn or Timonen become involved with a Montreal player. The Flyers defensive pairing of Mark Streit and Nicklas Grossmann were on the ice throughout the play and at the time of stoppage. Grossmans involvement in the scrum was very minimal and if anything, he appeared to act as a peacemaker. It is important to note, Luke, no penalties were assessed (nor should they have been) as a result of this minor scrum and therefore no altercation officially took place! If we hypothetically apply the scenario that an altercation did develop on this play, Coburn and Timonen would still not be subject to Rule 70 (Leaving the Bench) so long as they did not become involved in the altercation and ultimately assessed penalties. What is really important to note in this situation is that linesman Scott Driscoll reported his version of the elbow infraction to both referees during the commercial timeout and the correct call was ultimately made. It was clear from the camera shot that Driscoll witnessed the infraction from his blue line position in real time and, as the closest official to the incident, Driscoll looked back toward the referee to see if he had seen the infraction. Since neither referee reacted to the illegal contact, another missed major infraction would have resulted. I offer kudos to Driscoll for stepping up and making the correct call on this play. This is the "safety check" protocol which I wrote about in a recent column. Thanks to Driscoll, the process worked to perfection in Thursday nights game in Philadelphia. Cheap Cubs Jerseys Cheap Yankees Jerseys Cheap Rays Jerseys Cheap White Sox Jerseys Cheap Tigers Jerseys Cheap Angels Jerseys Cheap Athletics Jerseys Cheap Mariners Jerseys Cheap Rangers Jerseys Cheap Braves Jerseys Cheap Marlins Jerseys Cheap Phillies Jerseys Cheap Reds Jerseys Cheap Pirates Jerseys Cheap Cardinals Jerseys Cheap Padres Jerseys ' ' '
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METAIRIE, La. Glen Rice Jersey . - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has agreed to the terms of a one-year contract with quarterback Luke McCown, who was Drew Brees backup last season, as well as the holder on field goals. McCown, whose re-signing was announced on Wednesday, is entering his 11th NFL season out of Louisiana Tech. McCown has played in 38 regular season games in his career, including nine starts, and has completed 184 of 317 passes for 2,035 yards, nine touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He began his career with the Cleveland Browns in 2004 and also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Atlanta Falcons. Last season, his only meaningful snaps were on the field goal unit. He threw only one pass, an incompletion. Wayne Ellington Jersey . In a series of tweets, it is explained by the Department of Player Safety that Niederreiter makes full body contact with Burrows and although there is head contact, he does not "pick" the head in the course of making the hit. James Johnson Jersey .com) - Carmelo Anthony tallied 31 points to help the New York Knicks continue their improved play of late with a 100-92 victory over a short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder squad. http://www.authenticbasketballshopheat.com/hassan-whiteside-heat-jersey/ . The Twins announced Thursday the 28-year-old Albers cleared waivers. He will join the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization.HAMILTON, Ont. -- Bailee Bourassa scored the eventual winner 1:50 into the second period as the Weyburn Gold Wings edged the Edmonton Thunder 2-1 for gold at the Esso Cup womens midget hockey champion on Saturday. Tessa Wilson opened the scoring for the Gold Wings (6-1-0-0) with a goal off a pass from Caitlin Dempsey at 16:01 of the first. Brett Campbell pulled the Thunder (2-4-1-0) to within one goal, scoring on the power play at 7:01 of the second frame. Weyburn goaltender Jane Kish made 29 saves for the victory. Edmontons Tracie Kikuchi turned aside 23 shots in the loss. Earlier, Victoria Pitawanakwat scored the winning goal 12:57 into the third period to lead the Sudbury Lady Wolves to a bronze medal with a 3-2 victory over the host Stoney Creek Sabres. Miami Heat Jerseys. Sydney Walker had a goal and an assist for the Lady Wolves (4-3-0-0) while Karli Shell had the other Sudbury goal. Pitawanakwat picked up an assist for a two-point day. Stephanie Ayres and Jesse Bellamy scored for the Sabres (4-1-0-2). Lady Wolves goaltender Stephanie Pascal stopped 24 shots in the win, while Stoney Creeks Hannah Miller made 24 saves in defeat. Cheap Cubs Jerseys Cheap Yankees Jerseys Cheap Rays Jerseys Cheap White Sox Jerseys Cheap Tigers Jerseys Cheap Angels Jerseys Cheap Athletics Jerseys Cheap Mariners Jerseys Cheap Rangers Jerseys Cheap Braves Jerseys Cheap Marlins Jerseys Cheap Phillies Jerseys Cheap Reds Jerseys Cheap Pirates Jerseys Cheap Cardinals Jerseys Cheap Padres Jerseys ' ' '
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GUELPH, Ont. Josh Sitton Dolphins Jersey . - Brock McGinn scored twice as the Guelph Storm doubled up the Owen Sound Attack 4-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey Legaue action. Pius Suter and Zack Mitchell also scored for the Storm (36-8-3), who extended their win streak to seven games, while Matt Finn and Kerby Rychel each added two assists. The Attack (21-20-6) got goals from Holden Cooke and Jeffrey Gilligan. Justin Nichols made 28 saves for Guelph while Owen Sounds Jack Flinn kicked out 37-of-41 shots in a losing cause. --- ICEDOGS 4 OTTERS 3 ERIE, Pa. -- Jon DIlario stopped 37 shots in his OHL debut as Niagara slipped past the Otters. Carter Verhaeghe and Anthony DiFruscia each had two goals and an assist for the IceDogs (17-24-6), who went 3-for-4 on the power play, and Billy Jenkins had two assists. Andre Burakovsky scored twice for Erie (35-9-2) and Connor Brown had a goal and an assist, which gives him a league-best 94 points in 46 games. Oscar Dansk stopped 17-of-21 shots for the Otters. --- GENERALS 6 PETES 1 OSHAWA, Ont. -- Michael Dal Colle scored twice and set up one more as the Generals halted Peterboroughs five-game win streak. Mitchell Vande Sompel and Dylan Smoskowitz each had a goal and two assists for Oshawa (31-12-4), which won its fifth game in a row. Josh Sterk and Joe Manchurek had the others. Clark Seymour scored the lone goal for the Petes (21-22-4). Daniel Altshuller made 32 saves for the Generals as Peterboroughs Andrew DAogostini stopped 31-of-36 shots in defeat. --- SPITFIRES 5 GREYHOUNDS 2 SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. -- Remy Giftopoulos had a pair of goals and Alex Fotinos made 27 saves as Windsor toppled the Greyhounds. Ben Johnson, Brody Milne and Sam Povorozniouk also scored for the Spitfires (28-17-2) while Josh-Ho Sang tacked on three assists. Andrew Fritsch and Bryan Moore scored for Sault Ste. Marie (32-11-5), which had its six-game win streak snapped. Matt Murray turned aside 29-of-34 shots for the Greyhounds. --- RANGERS 5 WHALERS 1 KITCHENER, Ont. -- Jordan DeKort turned away 29-of-30 shots as the Rangers toppled Plymouth to end a five-game slide. Ben Fanelli, Mason Kohn and Matia Marcantuoni each had a goal and an assist for Kitchener (16-28-2) while Brent Pedersen and Darby Llewellyn had the others. Zach Lorentz supplied the offence for the Whalers (17-24-5). Plymouths Alex Nedeljkovic made 44 saves in a losing cause. --- KNIGHTS 8 STING 1 LONDON, Ont. -- Chris Tierney scored twice and nine other Knights players recorded a multi-point game as London hammered Sarnia. Gemel Smith, Brett Welychka, Ryan Rupert, Nikita Zadorov and Josh Anderson each had a goal and an assist for London (30-11-5) while Max Domi, Matt Rupert, Brady Austin and Mitchell Marner had two assists apiece. Michael McCarron had a single goal for London and Jake Patterson made 21 saves for the victory. Nathan Mater scored the lone goal for the Sting (14-27-5), who dropped their fourth straight contest, while Brodie Barrick and Taylor Dupuis combined to stop 48-of-56 shots in defeat. --- STEELHEADS 4 67s 3 MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Josh Burnside and Jesse Barwell scored 14 seconds apart in the final minute of the second period as the Steelheads held on to defeat Ottawa. Damian Bourne and Sam Babinstev also scored for Mississauga (18-27-4), which had a 3-0 lead before the 67s could respond midway through the third period, and Bryson Ciafrone chipped in with two assists. Travis Konecny scored twice for Ottawa (15-27-4), who dropped its third straight contest, and set up Erik Bradfords goal as well. Spencer Martin made 20 saves for the Steelheads. Philippe Trudeau turned away 31 shots for the 67s. --- SPIRIT 3 WOLVES 2 (SO) SUDBURY, Ont. -- Blake Clarke scored the shootout winner as Saginaw handed the Wolves their fourth loss in a row. 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A last-minute leveler ensured the two-time defending champion remained nine points ahead of Roma, which drew 0-0 at bitter rival Lazio in the capital derby.San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Manu Ginobili capped off a 26-point night with a go-ahead layup with 24 seconds left in overtime, with the basket giving the San Antonio Spurs a much-needed 95-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. Ginobilis big game, along with a fortunate bounce to close out regulation, helped the Spurs get back in the win column following a rough 2-7 stretch that included a loss to the Pelicans in New Orleans on Friday. New Orleans had taken an 84-82 edge on Anthony Davis seecond-chance slam with 0. Frank Gore Jersey. 7 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, but the Hornets Omer Asik inadvertently tipped in Boris Diaws inbounds pass for Tim Duncan as the buzzer sounded to force extra time. Duncan finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds. 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For any of those mixed martial arts fans who complain the UFC has been watering down its recent pay-per-view cards, UFC 178 is an awfully potent response. Hernan Perez Jersey .The MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas will host several compelling fights Saturday night in a show stacked with prominent names and interesting stories. A touted UFC newcomer, a grudge match, several charismatic stars, an ex-champion on the rebound, a contender returning from tragedy -- its all here.Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnsons title defence against Chris Cariaso is the main event, but Johnson (20-2-1) hasnt even been the focus of the promotion.Instead, Vegas and Southern California are festooned with billboards promoting former Bellator star Eddie Alvarezs UFC debut against Donald Cowboy Cerrone, or Irish featherweight sensation Conor McGregors much-hyped meeting with Dustin Poirier.The main card also includes crowd-pleasing middleweights Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero, along with the return of bantamweight Cat Zingano. Even the deep undercard includes big names to mixed martial arts fans, with Dominick Cruz and Patrick Cote both attempting to kick-start their stalled careers.UFC 178 is stacked even after losing its main event last month. Jon Jones injured his knee while training to defend his light heavyweight belt against Daniel Cormier in the promotions most anticipated upcoming fight, which has been postponed to Jan. 3.The MMA world has been waiting years for Alvarez (25-3) to extricate himself from Bellator, watching the protracted legal conflict that played a role in limiting him to just one fight -- a sensational bout with Michael Chandler -- in the last two years.I feel like the timing couldnt be better, Alvarez said. I feel like the last 10 years was me building the confidence, learning how to be a champion, losing, winning and just experiencing everything. Now I think Im primed and ready to be on a big stage.The entertaining lightweight from Philadelphia finally got his release last month, and the UFC immediately matched him up with Cerrone (24-6), the beer-drinking, waterskiing good-ol-boy from Colorado who seemingly never has a boring fight.Cerrone even said he has never watched Alvarez fight -- a claim that would be greeted skeptically from anybody except Cowboy.Im more excited than the fans, Cerrone said. Hes been a top lightweight for years now. Its not like he has to come here to prove himself.McGregor (15-2) has become a big name in just 18 months with the UFC, and the trash-talking, egocentric Irishmans charismatic personality would be a huge help to the UFCs attempts to promote its lower weight classes -- as long as he keeps on winning.Just nine weeks after he stopped Diego Brandao in Dublin, McGregor returns for his biggest test yet against Poirier (16-3), another title contender on a three-fight winning streak. 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Hes full of himself, and Im going to beat him up, plain and simple.UFC 178 is so stacked that Cruz (19-1), once one of the sports biggest lower-weight stars, is featured in the preliminary fights on Fox Sports 1.Cruz won the WEC bantamweight championship in 2010 and carried it over to the UFC after the promotions merged, but hasnt fought since beating Johnson in October 2011, sidelined by serious injuries to his knee and groin.The 29-year-old Cruz missed three years of his prime with injuries, while Zingano is returning to the cage for the first time since she missed a shot at Ronda Rousey for the womens bantamweight title.Zingano earned it by upsetting Miesha Tate in April 2013, but she injured her knee and returned slowly from a difficult stretch that also included her husbands death in January. 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Whitney, 30, had four goals and 13 points in 34 games with the Oilers last season. http://www.brewersteamshop.com/Brewers-Jonathan-Villar-Kids-Jersey/ . As analysts we do the same thing, so here are some observations from week one. First there were two major upsets. I should say, major upsets in the eyes of the fans and prognosticators.ROME -- Juventus clinched its third straight and 30th overall Serie A title Sunday without even playing. With second-place Roma losing 4-1 at Catania, Juventus eight-point lead became insurmountable because Roma only has two matches remaining. Juventus, which has three games to play, can celebrate when it hosts Atalanta on Monday although the Turin squads players and coach Antonio Conte were already seen celebrating at their team hotel wearing championship T-shirts. "Its much more satisfying when you win on the pitch. But its still very gratifying," Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon said. Also, AC Milan got a 65th-minute goal from Netherlands midfielder Nigel de Jong to beat Inter Milan 1-0 in the city derby and stay in the hunt for a Europa League spot. Inter remained fifth while Milan moved level with Parma in seventh. The fourth, fifth and sixth-place finishers will qualify for the Europa League. Milan and Parma are one point behind Torino, which won 1-0 at Chievo Verona with an own goal from Gennaro Sardo in the 54th. The title was a bit of a consolation for Juventus after it was eliminated from the Europa League semifinals by Benfica on Thursday -- missing out on the final in its home stadium. "I was sleeping, resting up for tomorrows match," said striker Carlos Tevez, who leads Juve with 19 goals in 31 matches, on Sky TV. "But my teammates woke me up and there was a lot of excitement. Although I was hoping to celebrate the title before our fans tomorrow." In Sicily, Mariano Izco scored for Catania in the 26th and 34th minutes. Gonzalo Bergessio also netted for the hosts in the 55th after Roma captain Francesco Totti pulled one back in the 37th. Then Pablo Barrientos added another for Catania in the 79th. The loss ended Romas nine-match winning streak, and the Giallorossi put up little resistaance against a Catania side fighting to avoid relegation. Paul Molitor Jersey. Roma, which had already clinched second place and the last direct Champions League berth, was hoping to keep the title race open until next weekend when it hosts Juve. However, Roma coach Rudi Garcia said Saturday the title race was over and complimented Juve on its near-perfect season. "We did everything wrong today," Roma coach Rudi Garcia said. "The only thing I didnt get wrong was when I said yesterday that the season was over. Although I wasnt expecting a match like this. ... Ill expect a response next Sunday." Juventus has won all 17 of its home matches and lost only two away games. Both Tevez, who signed from Manchester City, and striker partner Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao) -- who has 15 goals -- joined Juventus before the start of this season and were key players in the title run. Juves defence featuring Italy stalwarts like Buffon in goal and defenders Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Leonardo Bonucci was just as solid. And midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo is still performing near his best at 34. There was controversy two years ago when Juventus celebrated what it claimed was its 30th title, although it actually only had 28 championships then since two were revoked following a 2006 match-fixing scandal. Its the first time Juventus has won three straight since taking five consecutive titles from 1931-5. In Milan, the Rossoneri dominated the first half but had nothing but a shot off the crossbar from Kaka to show for it. Midway through the second half, though, De Jong rose to meet a pinpoint cross from Mario Balotelli with a perfect header for the decider. It was De Jongs first goal in all competitions this season. Elsewhere Sunday, it was: Genoa 0, Bologna 0; Parma 2, Sampdoria 0; and Udinese 5, Livorno 3. Cheap Cubs Jerseys Cheap Yankees Jerseys Cheap Rays Jerseys Cheap White Sox Jerseys Cheap Tigers Jerseys Cheap Angels Jerseys Cheap Athletics Jerseys Cheap Mariners Jerseys Cheap Rangers Jerseys Cheap Braves Jerseys Cheap Marlins Jerseys Cheap Phillies Jerseys Cheap Reds Jerseys Cheap Pirates Jerseys Cheap Cardinals Jerseys Cheap Padres Jerseys ' ' '