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SOCHI, Russia — Swedish centre Nicklas Backstrom watched from the athletes village as his teammates lost 3-0 to Canada in the Olympic mens hockey final because he failed a doping test for a substance found in an allergy medication. Jarred Vanderbilt Jersey . „I was ready to play the biggest game of my career,“ Backstrom said Sunday following the game. „And two-and-a-half hours before the game, I got pulled aside.“ Backstrom paused, choked with emotion and appeared to be on the verge of tears. „Its sad,“ he said. The Swedish hockey team, meanwhile, was simply mad at the International Olympic Committee. „We are all very upset,“ said Tommy Boustedt, the teams general manager. „Our opinion is that IOC has destroyed one of the greatest hockey days in Swedish history.“ Boustedt lashed out at the IOC about the timing of its decision, saying it was „political“ because it would make news. The governing body refused to fire back. „We will not comment on any potential process until it has concluded,“ IOC spokesman Mark Adams said. The International Ice Hockey Federation is taking the silver medal that would have been given to Backstrom in the post-game ceremony to its offices in Zurich while it waits for the IOC to decide whether it can be sent to Backstrom, according to IIHF spokesman Adam Steiss. Backstrom was punished more than another player was in the same situation four years ago. While playing for Slovakia at the 2010 Olympics, defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky tested positive for the same banned substance — pseudoephedrine — and was only reprimanded by the IOC because it said he declared on his doping control form that he was taking the medication. Backstrom, likewise, said he hasnt hid the fact that he takes the substance that is banned by the IOC during competition and was told by his Olympic team doctor he could take one pill a day without possible penalty. He was tested Wednesday after helping the Swedes beat Slovenia in the quarter-finals. He was pulled out of Swedens locker room four days later, just two-plus hours before the Sochi Games finale, and was informed he couldnt play. The Washington Capitals standout was supported by his Olympic team, NHL franchise, NHL Players Association and the IIHF. „I am convinced that Nicklas and the NHLPA will take this further,“ Boustedt said in Swedish during a news conference that lasted about 40 minutes. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Day issued a statement saying the substance Backstrom tested positive for is not on the leagues list of banned substances. „We do not anticipate there being any consequences relative to Nicklas eligibility,“ Daly said. The Capitals sent out a statement saying Backstrom has been taking the allergy medication intermittently for seven years, including this season, to cope with severe allergies. „The test was done on Wednesday and he was pulled out two hours before a game on Sunday, I think thats certainly flawed,“ NHLPA special assistant Mathieu Schneider said. Dr. Mark Aubry, chief medical officer of the IIHF, said Backstrom provided information correctly to the IOC about the medication he was taking. „He is the innocent victim of circumstances,“ Aubry said. Backstroms suspension from the gold-medal game may be a point of contention when the NHL and NHLPA negotiate with IOC about whether to let their players participate in the 2018 Olympics. He was listed in the team lineups distributed before the game, and his teammates later found out he wouldnt be with them on the ice. „Its too bad he couldnt play,“ Sweden winger Carl Hagelin said. „We lost a really good player.“ Backstrom is the sixth athlete to fail a doping test at the games. Five of the six, including Backstrom, tested positive for minor stimulants that are often found in food supplements. „They need examples to scare cheaters with, Nick is not one of them,“ Boustedt said. „And, thats why its awful.“ Jamal Murray Jersey . The Brazilian driver had the second-best time in last months tests at Jerez and said the „good start“ could play to his advantage when the season gets underway in Australia in March. Michael Porter Jersey . Reyes, 26, was traded from Atlanta to Toronto in July 2010 and spent the remainder of the season in the minors. He began 2011 in the majors and made 20 starts with the Blue Jays, going 5-8 with a 5.40 earned run average before he was waived on Aug.Durham, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – Freshman Tyus Jones tied his season high with 22 points and No. 5 Duke beat Pittsburgh 79-65 on Monday for coach Mike Krzyzewskis 999th career win. Jahlil Okafor added 14 points, Rasheed Sulaimon scored 13 and Quinn Cook had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (16-2, 4-2 ACC), who have won two in a row. Krzyzewski, the all- time Division I leader in wins, could get No. 1,000 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday when Duke plays St. Johns. Jamel Artis scored 21 points to lead Pitt (13-6, 3-3), who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Chris Jones chipped in 13 points and Miichael Young scored 11. Malik Beasley Jersey. Final Score: (17) Texas 66, TCU 48 Fort Worth, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Javan Felix tallied 15 points off the bench and 17th-ranked Texas defeated TCU, 66-48, on Monday. Isaiah Taylor and Myles Turner scored 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the Longhorns (14-4, 3-2 Big 12). Kenrich Williams was the only Horned Frog in double figures with 10 points. TCU (14-4, 1-4) has dropped four of its last five after a 13-0 start to the season. The Horned Frogs kicked off a seven-game stretch in which they will play teams in conference currently ranked in the Top-25. ‚ ‚ ‚

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PORT ST. Custom Denver Nuggets Jerseys . LUCIE, Fla. – New York Mets ace Matt Harvey threw a baseball for the first time since having elbow ligament-replacement surgery. With the largest media contingent in camp since Mets pitchers and catchers reported a week ago and with a group of fans lining the fence of a back field at New Yorks spring training complex Saturday, the right-hander threw 20 times from 60 feet to a bullpen catcher. „It was awesome,“ Harvey said. „I know it was 20 throws at 60 feet, but everything felt absolutely amazing. Ive got a lot of work to do. Its going to be a tough process with how things felt today. But Ive got to stick with it and move forward.“ Harvey threw on the four-month anniversary of his surgery — Oct. 22 — which was the date he originally targeted for throwing. Allen Iverson Jersey . Anderson is scheduled to have neck surgery April 8 to repair the injury, which occurred when he collided with the Celtics Gerald Wallace during a game in Boston on Jan. 3. The 6-foot-10 Pelicans forward, who had been averaging 19. Carmelo Anthony Nuggets Jersey . The team let Keaton Ellerby, James Wright and Matt Halischuk become unrestricted free agents after declining to make them qualifying offers. Ellerby, 25, appeared in 51 games for the Jets last season and had two goals and four assists.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. Hey Kerry, Can you clarify something for me please? On every draw taken by Jonathan Toews, Ive noticed that as soon as the first stick touches the ice (his own on the road and the opponents at home) he simultaneously turns his body and moves his left foot forward, positioning it in front of his opponents right foot immediately before the puck is dropped. This allows him to basically block out the opposing player before the puck is even dropped. How is this not considered to be encroaching (or jumping early) on the faceoff? To me, hes basically being allowed an advantage by getting a head start so to speak on the draw. Keep it up Mr. Fraser! Kyle ShermanWestlake Village, CA Kyle: I did not take your claim lightly that Jonathan Toews cheats on every faceoff, so I examined consecutive faceoffs in an objective manner that the Hawks captain was involved in during the first period of Wednesday nights game. You might be surprised to learn (which I wasnt at all) that the centres from both teams were cheating every chance they could get and as much as the linesmen allowed! There was considerable stick movement regardless of which player placed his stick on the ice first (especially from Jarret Stoll who utilizes a quick stick tap up and down to be in motion when the linesman releases the puck). So put your stick down and your skates squared up on each side of the lines Kyle because this is what transpired: 1) Opening faceoff: Toews set up with open stance to the right before the referee Marc Joannette moved into position to drop the puck. Toews won the opening faceoff cleanly over Anze Kopitar and the Hawks puck possession and attack led to Drew Doughty being called for tripping Toews.   2) As a result of the Kings penalty, Toews took the draw to the right side of Jonathan Quick. From this location, the Hawks captain wanted to draw the puck back to his left. Both Toews and Stoll line up with their feet square on each side of the markings. Toews puts his stick on the ice first butt then picks it up as Stoll comes down with an effort to time the drop. Thomas Welsh Nuggets Jersey. The linesman puts the puck in and both centres tie up but Toews wins the puck back from the scrum. This puck possession results in a Hawk power play goal by Brent Seabrook. 3) Toews set up square for a Hawks attacking zone left side draw back. Stoll demonstrates a dramatic set to the right with his skates. Jonathan Toews wins the draw cleanly back for another Hawks attacking zone puck possession. 4) Toews lost a neutral zone faceoff as he set up square while Anze Kopitar was twisted to the right. Kopitar won the draw to the sidewall and created a Kings entry into the Hawks zone (First commercial timeout then resulted). 5) Centre ice faceoff following Jarret Stoll goal which saw both Jonathan Toews and Anze Kopitar dramatically twisted as they lined up. Both players moved to gain the benefit of a timed drop. Toews was faster and more dramatic but Kopitar won the draw back and Kings controlled. 6) With 7:10 remaining in the period and a Hawks end zone left side faceoff, Jarret Stoll places his stick on the ice first and does a stick tap up and down to gain momentum as Toews comes down and then up with his stick. Both players attempted to gain the benefit of this timed drop but Stoll was clearly twisted to his right with movement and won the draw back as the Kings controlled the puck in their attacking zone. The linesman fell to the ice and was likely fined a „six-pack.“ Play went end to end until Marian Gaborik scored on a terrific pass from Anze Kopitar. I think you get the picture by now Kyle.  Jonathan Toews is not the only centre thats rotating his left skate in advance of the puck drop; there is cheating on both sides of the faceoff circle!  What you have highlighted Kyle is the need for the linesmen to be more diligent in squaring the centres as they get set to drop the puck and not allow a player to swing or move his stick to gain the benefit of a „timed drop“. Puck possession off an end zone can be a huge factor in the outcome of a game. Thank you for pointing this out!   ‚ ‚ ‚

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal Jersey . – Marc Gasols dominance is making one of the NBAs best frontcourts even better.Gasol had 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 107-91 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night. It marked the second straight game Gasol has recorded at least 30 points.The victory left Memphis with the leagues best record (12-2) behind a more aggressive Gasol, who is complementing his jumper with moves to the basket this season.There was no doubt in my mind that Marc would be aggressive, point guard Mike Conley said, adding: Once you see the 12-2 start, were going to tell him to go get 30 every night.Gasol opened the game with a pair of jumpers, then began taking the ball to the basket. The result was 12 first-quarter points as Memphis erased the Clippers only lead of the game and built the advantage to 25 by the fourth.When you make jumpers, it forces the defence to come out, Gasol said. .It creates shots for other people, and Im happy with that.Six Grizzlies reached double figures. Courtney Lee added 13 points for Memphis. Tony Allen had 12 points, while Beno Udrih and Quincy Pondexter had 11 points apiece off the Memphis bench. Zach Randolph had 10 points.The Clippers, who won their first two on a seven-game road swing, didnt execute early, and didnt have an answer for Gasol.We really have to come out executing and aggressive and hit first, said Chris Paul, who led the Clippers with 22 points, five assists and four steals. We really have to do a better job of doing it consistently.Jamal Crawford scored 19, and J.J. Redick finished with 15, going 3 of 6 from outside the arc.Blake Griffin scored 12 points, but was 5 of 17 from the field.Los Angeles, which was averaging 103.5 points, had its nine-game streak of scoring at least 100 points on the road end.Once they got the lead, it was hard to get back into the tempo of the game, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. I thought the second half we lost our way a little bit.Paul tried to guide the Clippers back into the game after halftime, scoring 13 points in the third, and Los Angeles got within eight points. But Memphis rebuilt the lead to 25 points in the fourth as Rivers relied on his reserves to try and erase the deficit. The Los Angeles bench made a run to get within 15, but Memphis never let them get any closer.Rivers recognized that a different Gasol has made the Grizzlies more dangerous.I dont know if he has been on a good diet, but he looks great and is playing great, Rivers said. The Grizzlies seem to have that edge. They arent messing around.___TIP-INS:Clippers: Los Angeles seven-game road trip will cover 7,231 miles before the Clippers return home on Dec. 1 to face Minnesota. .The Clippers 25-point deficit in the second half was not their largest of the season. They trailed by 29 Nov. 5 against Golden State.Grizzlies: Reserve G Nick Calathes played for the first time this season after completing a 20-game suspension handed down at the start of the first round post-season series against Oklahoma City last spring for violating the leagues banned substance policy. .The victory gave the Grizzlies a 37-36 advantage in the overall series.VIRUS VANQUISHED: Memphis had its full complement of players for the first time in the last three games. Five players caught a stomach virus before last Wednesdays game in Toronto, and two more caught the bug before Fridays game against Boston.HE SAID IT: The first two games (of the road trip), I think our defence was a little bit better. (Sunday) we didnt move the ball as well. We really didnt push the pace. — Jamal Crawford, on the Clippers struggles.UP NEXTClippers: Visit Charlotte on Monday.Grizzlies: Visit Lakers on Wednesday. Ainsley Maitland-Niles Arsenal Jersey . Pironkova, who was ranked outside the top 100 despite reaching the Wimbledon semifinals in 2010, beat three top 10 players in Sydney, 2012 French Open finalist Sara Errani, 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and Kerber. Shkodran Mustafi Arsenal Jersey . Kelli Stack and Alex Carpenter also scored for the Americans, who avoided a repeat of Finlands upset at the Four Nations Cup in Lake Placid, N.Y., in November. Finnish goalie Noora Raty made 58 saves in that one, but the three-time Olympian could stop just 40 of 43 U.TORONTO — CFL players have started voting on their tentative agreement with the league. The CFL Players Association and CFL agreed in principle on a five-year contract Saturday. The players have until 8 p.m. ET to vote. The CFL board of governors will hold its ratification vote Friday afternoon. A majority of players — 50 per cent plus one — on six of the nine CFL teams must support the deal for it to be accepted. If the agreement is rejected, the union will notify the CFL and try resuming talks. A strike is also a possibility given the tentative deal wasnt well received by some players. Many were unhappy that the agreement calls for a $5-million salary cap in the first year after the CFLPA had originally sought a $6.24-million cap. Last year, the CFL salary cap was $4.4 million. The CFL also got the players to agree to its gross revenue formula that would trigger the renegotiation of the cap or entire collective agreement. The players, who initially wanted the CBA to include revenue sharing, wanted the cap or entire agreement renegotiated if league revenues increased by more thhan $18 million — excluding the Grey Cup — in the third year of the deal. Laurent Koscielny Arsenal Jersey. . But the union ultimately agreed to the CFLs figure of $27 million. The union did get the option year on CFL contracts eliminated, excluding rookies. Also, the players practice day, for the most part, remains at 4.5 hours but can be increased to a maximum of six hours while teams will hold just one padded practice a week during the season. Toronto Argonauts players met Wednesday night to discuss the agreement and centre Jeff Keeping, a member of the union executive, said good questions were asked. „Im happy the guys have all the facts,“ Keeping said. „I feel at the end of the day the guys are more informed than they were prior to that. „The mood is mixed. Guys are entitled to their own opinion and every man is going to make his own choice.“ Keeping said players will be able to vote electronically until 8 p.m. ET, after which the ballots will be tabulated. He added the results are expected later Thursday evening with the union releasing them sometime Friday. ‚ ‚ ‚

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Nick Dougherty announced last week that the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship would be his final event as a professional golfer, and he is looking forward to continuing his role as a Sky Sports commentator. Nike Vapormax Plus China . But was that really the end? Yes it was! Ive committed to that, and it is the right choice. Theres a part of me thats obviously a little sad as its the end of an era for me. Being a golfer is all Ive ever known really. Nick and his wife Di pause for a snap on the Swilken Bridge during his final Tour event But Ive been lucky over the last couple of years or so to find something else I really enjoy doing, and its been great to be part of the Sky Sports broadcasting team. There have been a few things that contributed to my decision to retire as a player. My game has not been good over the last few seasons, although I threw everything at it in trying to recapture my best form. Unfortunately, it just wasnt getting any better. Dougherty led the US Open at Oakmont in 2007, and played with Tiger Woods in the third round I also found it hard to commit so much, its difficult to retain the hunger and desire to play when youre a bit older and have a young family. When youre in a hole, you need that hunger to help dig yourself out of it and I didnt have that. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. I get much more of a buzz doing what I do now, so its definitely the right choice for me moving forward. And Im lucky that I still get to work within the same industry. Nick won three European Tour titles in his career I still love to play, and I will always play, and who knows what might happen down the line. You should never say never, but my immediate future is decided and its one without golf clubs in my hand in terms of playing competitive golf on the European Tour.At least I signed off with a really fun week at the Home of Golf. It was nice to have Di up there with me, and I was very pleased with how I played. I should have made the cut, but it was ironic that my putting – the one part of my game that has been consistently good – let me down. Dougherty is now established in the Sky Sports commentary team, and starred in the Open Zone at Royal Troon My long game has been the big issue for me in recent years, but I actually hit the ball really well all week. But being realistic, with the little amount Ive played this year, I was quite happy with how it went.It was the ideal place for me to bow out, its always been a special place for me and Di as we got married in St Andrews. I couldnt think of a better place to say farewell.Watch the British Masters throughout the week live on Sky Sports 4 – your home of golf. Live first round coverage begins on Thursday from 9am.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the British Masters on Sky Sports. 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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.PRETORIA, South Africa — The first witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial testified Monday to hearing a womans „blood-curdling“ screams before the sound of four gunshots on the night the double-amputee Olympian killed his girlfriend. Michell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year, when Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp by shooting four times through a door in his bathroom. Pistorius says he killed Steenkamp by mistake thinking she was a dangerous intruder in his house, but prosecutors believe the world-famous athlete shot his girlfriend after a fight and immediately tried to paint a picture at the trial of a loud argument before the fatal shots. Burgers testimony contradicts Pistorius version of events, because he said he thought Steenkamp was in bed and he did not describe any woman screaming. „It was very traumatic,“ Burger said, speaking in Afrikaans through an interpreter and in answer to questions from lead prosecutor Gerrie Nel. „You could hear it was blood-curdling screams. You cant translate it into words. The anxiousness in her voice, and fear. It leaves you cold.“ Burger said: „She screamed terribly and she yelled for help“ and testified that she also heard a man shout for help before the shots were fired. Pistorius lawyer, Barry Roux, opened his cross-examination by asking Burger if she thought Pistorius was a liar. She didnt directly answer that with a yes or no, but repeated her recollection of the nights events. „I can only tell the court what I heard that evening,“ Burger said. „I cannot understand how I could clearly hear a woman scream but Mr. Pistorius could not hear it.“ But Roux argued she had changed her testimony from the written statement she gave to police soon after the shooting, only adding „blood-curdling“ as a description of the screams in court. Pistorius earlier pleaded not guilty at the start of the trial to charges of murder and three other counts relating to shooting guns in public and illegal possession of ammunition. Wearing a dark grey suit and black tie, he spent the first 30 minutes of the first day of the trial at the high court in the South African capital standing before his defence lawyer, Barry Roux, asked the judge for permission for Pistorius to sit. The Olympians murder trial was being broadcast live on TV in South Africa and across the world. The first witness, Burger, was called before even an hour had passed as the prosecution went straight into testimony. The trial itself started 90 minutes late after an earlier delay because of an interpreter problem. When he entered court, Pistorius walked past the victims mother who says she came to court so she can „really look him in the eyes.“ Defence lawyer Kenny Oldwadge laid out Pistorius legal strategy, reading a statement from Pistorius in which he says the killing was an accident and that there were inconsistencies in the states case, as well as an attempt to introduce inadmissible character evidence to discredit him. In the statement, Pistorius said he brought two fans in ffrom the balcony on the night of the killing, after speaking to his girlfriend who was in bed beside him. Fake Off White Vapormax For Sale. He said Steenkamp must have gone into the bathroom while he was fetching the fans. Pistorius said he did not notice that she had gone and heard the bathroom window open. „I approached the bathroom, armed with my firearm, so as to defend Reeva and I,“ Pistorius said in the statement. He said he then heard a noise in the toilet, and was in a „fearful state“ because he was unable to run away or defend himself physically since he was not wearing his prosthetic legs. „The state has embarked on a strategy to rely on unsubstantiated allegations,“ he said, citing a neighbours testimony that an argument had been heard in his home. According to Pistorius statement, other neighbours living nearby said they had not heard any argument. He also cited evidence provided by police detective Hilton Botha as „false in material respects.“ In the courtroom, Pistorius was seated near Steenkamps mother, June. She was quoted in the Pretoria News, which published an interview she gave to a British newspaper, saying that she wants to see Pistorius. „I want to look at Oscar, really look him in the eyes, and see for myself the truth about what he did to Reeva,“ said June Steenkamp, 67. „Whatever the court decides at the end of his trial, I will be ready to forgive him … But first I want to force him to look at me, Reevas mother, and see the pain and anguish he has inflicted on me. I feel I need that.“ Reeva Steenkamp was a glamorous model and budding reality TV show star when she was cut down at age 29. Earlier, a drone carrying cameras flew over the entrance to the courthouse in grey, drizzly skies. Several broadcasters massed live broadcast satellite trucks around the courthouse. A 24-hour cable channel devoted to covering the trial was launched in South Africa on Sunday. If convicted on the murder charge, Pistorius could be sent to prison for at least 25 years before the chance of parole, the minimum time someone must serve if given a life sentence in South Africa. South Africa does not have the death penalty. A lesser sentence is possible if Pistorius is found guilty of murder but without premeditation. He also could be convicted of culpable homicide, South Africas version of manslaughter in which someone is killed through negligence. The additional firearms charges relate to him allegedly shooting out of the sunroof of a car in one incident and another when he allegedly fired a gun inside a restaurant, apparently by mistake. Ammunition also was found at his house after the shooting that he allegedly did not have proper licensing for. Judge Thokozile Masipa, hearing the biggest trial of her career, will ultimately pronounce the champion runner innocent or guilty and will decide on any sentence. South Africa has no trial by jury. Parts of the trial will be broadcast on live television, both in South Africa and across the world. A South African cable channel has been launched which will provide 24-hour coverage of the Pistorius trial, using commentators and prepared feature stories when the court is not in session. ‚ ‚ ‚

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VIGO, Spain — Forward Fabian Orellana scored two goals as Celta Vigo beat bottom-place Real Betis 4-2 in the Spanish league on Friday, ruining the debut of coach Gabriel Calderon. Craig Hartsburg Jersey . Betis hired Calderon on Monday, its third manager of the season, after Juan Carlos Garrido was fired. But the visitors continued to show the same holes in defence as Celta picked them apart following Ruben Castros opener for Betis in the 17th minute. Orellana headed in Rafinas lobbed pass to level five minutes later and struck again in the 39th from a pass by Charles after the striker had made it 2-1. Charles set up another goal, this time for Manuel „Nolito“ Agudo, in the 73rd, before Castro scored his second goal in the 78th. Mike Modano Jersey . As the Winnipeg Blue Bombers opened their main training camp Sunday, Kuale is one of the newcomers brought in to bolster a sagging defence that ranked overall where the Bombers finished 2013, in the CFL cellar with a league high 585 points against. Jamie Benn Stars Jersey .B. — Canadas Rachel Homan had ideal preparation for the playoffs at the Ford World Curling Championships with a pair of hard-fought wins over tenacious opponents Thursday.SAN DIEGO — At the end of the longest nine-inning game in San Diego Padres history, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle summed it up best Monday night. „Its time to go home,“ he said. Jordy Mercer homered and matched a career high with four of Pittsburghs 16 hits in a 10-3 romp over the Padres. Neil Walker added three hits and three RBIs, and Josh Harrison also had three hits to help Pittsburgh win for the ninth time in 13 games. The Pirates are enjoying their West Coast swing so far. After taking three of four at Dodger Stadium, they headed south and won again in a game that took 4 hours, 4 minutes. „It was a long one, thats for sure,“ Mercer said. „But it is always good when you score a lot of runs.“ Charlie Morton (2-7) tied a career best with nine strikeouts in five innings. He allowed two runs and three hits in winning for the first time in five road starts this year. Three relievers finished the five-hitter after Mortons curveball baffled the Padres. „He was still dealing with baserunners,“ Hurdle said. „But he was able to compete and get outs when he needed to. He gave us five solid innings.“ Mercer scored four times from the No. 8 spot in the batting order and went 4 for 5 to raise his average 20 points to .219. He entered with one home run and seven RBIs in 146 at-bats. „The people believe in me here,“ Mercer said. „Having that support, having that confidence every time, its nice.“ Hurdle talked about how dangerous this Pirates lineup can be. Mercer agreed. „I think when we all get hot theres no telling what we can do,“ Mercer said. „The skys the limit for us because we can hit the ball out of the ballpark, we can run, we can do all sorts of stuff. Its just a matter of us all clicking together.“ Tim Stauffer (2-2) lasted only 2 2-3 innings, his second consecutive disappointing start since being inserted into the rotation because of elbow injuries to Andrew Cashner and Robbie Erlin. „The first two innings were pretty good, then he seemed to lose the feeling for his pitches,“ San Diego manager Bud Black said. The PPadres threw 249 pitches, the most ever by their staff in a nine-inning game. Jamie Benn Jersey. . „It was just unfortunate it unraveled the way it did,“ Stauffer said. The Pirates broke open the game with three runs each in the seventh and eighth. The big blow was Walkers two-run double in the seventh, propelling Pittsburgh to its sixth win in the last nine road games. Four times in the previous six innings the Pirates loaded the bases but scored only one run. They stranded a season-high 16 runners. The teams combined for 12 walks and six hit batters. Through the first four innings, Morton didnt allow a run or hit — although the Padres reached on an error, two walks and two hit batters. But in the fifth, Everth Cabreras double drove in Alexi Amarista after he opened the inning with a single. Seth Smith drove in Cabrera with a single, trimming the Pirates lead to 3-2, but pinch-hitter Tommy Medica struck out with the bases loaded. Pittsburgh had extended its advantage to 3-0 on Mercers RBI single in the fourth. Starling Marte scored after he was hit by a pitch from reliever Alex Torres. Mercer snapped a scoreless tie with a home run to start the third inning, a 414-foot shot into the second deck beyond the left-field fence. Ike Davis sacrifice fly scored Harrison for a 2-0 lead. NOTES: Cashner threw a four-inning simulated game and didnt report any discomfort. Cashner, on the DL since mid-May with a sore right elbow, could start this weekend. „That was a good step forward,“ Black said. Cashner said hes adjusted the grip on his slider to take pressure off his elbow. … Erlin hasnt been cleared to resume throwing. Hes on the DL with a sore left elbow. … Pirates RHP Stolmy Pimentel (right shoulder inflammation) made a rehab start at Class-A Bradenton, throwing two scoreless innings. … Harrison has batted leadoff 15 straight times, the longest stretch by a Pirates player this season. … RHP Gerrit Cole (5-3, 3.80 ERA) faces Padres RHP Jesse Hahn on Tuesday. It will be Hahns major league debut after appearing in 10 games with Double-A San Antonio, where he was 2-1 with a 2.20 ERA. ‚ ‚ ‚

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Really?! Yes… that Ive told him (Duncan) about, and he was surprised. Josh Sweat Jersey . I told him I had it since I was young, like 5 years old. And thats when he was like, a rookie in the NBA. But that was one of my first jerseys as well.br />   #242101 / gettyimages.com Were you a Raptors fan growing up? And if so, who was your favourite player on those teams? I was definitely a Raptors fan. Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady when we had him, so it was cool when he came last year to play with the Spurs for the playoffs. That was cool getting to meet him and see his views on basketball and whatnot. Damon Stoudamire, of course, we had a lot of guys come through Toronto that I liked. But I would say Vince Carter was the most inspiring to me.   #51960387 / gettyimages.com Is there a player you watched in the NBA and tried to mirror your game after? I try to take little pieces of things from everybody. I try to learn from (Steve) Nash, being such a great player and being one of my mentors. Being from Canada I get to work with him through the summers and try to take pieces of his game. Deron Williams I watched a lot when I was in college. You can always learn from everybody. Obviously, you cant model your game exactly like one person, youve gotta be yourself as well, but I try to take pieces from everybody.   #2423603 / gettyimages.com If you could play one on one against one player, alive or dead, who would it be? Jerry West, hes the logo… I want to beat the logo! I would definitely want to play Jerry West. Hes the logo, man. Why isnt Jerry West being paid for the use of his image as the official #NBA logo?? http://t.co/cDL73l3okh pic.twitter.com/4tR4pmhJDS — TMZ (@TMZ) June 2, 2014You drove in and posterized Serge Ibaka during the playoffs, which a lot of Canadians took pride in seeing…Who is a player youd like to put on a poster more than anyone in the league?  So, I cant say Serge? You could, you could… but you did it, you accomplished posterizing Serge. Well before it was Serge, but umm… maybe Anthony Davis, hes great at blocking shots as well. You gotta go for the best blockers. What does your pre-game playlist look like? I listen to reggae before the games just to relax because its smooth. Chronixx, obviously I listen to some Drake being from Toronto, yknow, some Jay-Z, Lil Wayne those guys, but mostly reggae is what I listen to. I hear youre a bit of a soccer fan, what country were you pulling for in the World Cup? Yea, I used to play actually, until Grade 10 and then I stopped… but umm, none (laughs). Canada wasnt in it, man. I wasnt pulling for anybody, but the matches I did watch were intense. I just like to see good matches. I also hear youre a big fan of movies, what is your favourite movie right now? I watch so many movies, but Ive got into the TV shows lately. Im still watching Revenge, Im watching Orange Is the New Black, and Im watching Scandal… I watch it all, man! Especially on the road when you have a little bit of time in the hotel room, I watch all those TV shows. So what did it feel like to win an NBA Championship for you? It was great. As a kid every kid who plays basketball dreams about that, and to have it actually happen, and so quickly into my career… its definitely a blessing. And I mean… I cant even explain. I cant even explain how grateful and how much it makes me happy, or how good it makes me feel. pic.twitter.com/yr9dRzU60l — Cory Joseph (@Cory_Joe) June 16, 2014How is playing with and learning from NBA Legend caliber players like Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili? Its an honour being able to come into a team where they have those players and be able to learn from them everyday. Its definitely an honour to just see what they do on a daily bases to be ready for the game, and how to be a complete professional in terms of off the court and on the court. I learn, I learn… not only on the court but off the court as well. I learn a lot everyday, man. And how do you like playing for Gregg Popovich? I love it. He is a great coach. He is very serious, but were all serious about getting better. He helps you, as long as youre putting your best effort out there, hes going to work with you to get better, and I love that about him. What is your favourite quote or advice that youve ever received from coach Pop? Well, from me being point guard, advice that hes given me in the past that I try to think of during the game or before I sub in is to not think that much. Thats what he tells me all the time. When I get out there, yknow, maybe I have a tendency to just think about the game too much, but sometime you just need a break. And thats what hes so good at, giving the guys breaks as well. And I think thats why you consistently see the Spurs in the postseason, because sometimes mentally and physically you just need a break from the game. When he just tells me not to think out there, to just be you, play yourself, be your game, because he knows I give my best effort, I think that helps me a lot. After winning a championship and learning from those players and coach – how will you take what youve learnt to help Team Canada improve? A lot. I will definitely take the whole atmosphere we have over at the Spurs organization and Ill try to imply that here with the guys on Team Canada. The focus that we had is the focus you need to be able to succeed at a high level. Ill definitely have to take that to Team Canada. Im the point guard so I gotta control, Ive gotta be the extension of the coach on the court. Ive gotta be able to hopefully drive this vehicle that we have into the right direction and keep on speeding down the highway. With Andrew Wiggins, Nik Stauskas and Tyler Ennis being drafted this year now… Oh for sure, we have a lot of talent that just got drafted. A lot of talent that hopefully can make rosters, a lot of talent overseas… Im excited and looking forward to this, man.   #123462383 / gettyimages.com What advice do you have for young Canadian players who look up to you?   Just believe… thats what its about. Its about believing and staying true to yourself, and that goes for when youre working on your game. Never get too high or too low, and dont let anybody try to say youre not good enough; you keep working, because thats what I did when I was younger. I never thought I was going to be here this quick. I just kept working; I believed that I could get there. So now when people say „oh youre from Canada, how did you make it? I thought that was a hockey country“ thats what they always tell me. But with all these guys going pro now, hopefully we can get a balance here soon. I cant wait for all the Canadian basketball excitement; its going to be fun. Not only is it going to be fun for you as fans; its going to be a lot of fun as players. And now I have something over those other (Team Canada) players too, „youve got to listen to me, Im an NBA champion!“ (laughs). Im just playing, but its going to be great. DeSean Jackson Youth Jersey . Gough finished in fourth, 0.433 seconds behind American Erin Hamlin, who took the bronze medal at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rzhanaya Polyana. Markus Wheaton Eagles Jersey . The government says top golfers are expected to compete in the PGA Tour event at the Ashburn Golf Club in the suburb of Fall River from July 3-6 and again next year.SAN JOSE, Calif. — With San Joses stars struggling to score goals of late, the Sharks needed to get some production from some of their lower-profile players. Tommy Wingels scored with 3:08 remaining in overtime to lead the Sharks to their second win in six games, 2-1 over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night. „Im a big part of the group that the scorings kind of vanished from,“ Wingels said. „I got one tonight, but the numbers in the past games still arent where they need to be. Its something were working on, the group of guys that need to pick it up. We will. Were confident players and well get there.“ Marty Havlat scored in regulation and set up the game-winner in overtime to give the struggling Sharks a much-needed boost with just one game left before the Olympic break. Wingels had scored just one goal in the previous 23 games, while Havlat had one in the past 13 as the Sharks were held to 11 goals in the past seven games. „It was time for some others to step up and score,“ coach Todd McLellan said. „To see Marty and Tommy both do it in one game is a good thing for our team.“ Backup goalie Alex Stalock made 19 saves to improve to 8-3-0 with a 1.61 goals against average in 11 starts. Valeri Nichushkin tied the game early in the third for the Stars, who came up short in their attempt to sweep a three-game road trip and move into playoff position in the Western Conference. Dallas trails Vancouver by two points in the race for the final playoff spot. Kari Lehtonen made 19 saves. The Stars have closed ground on the Canucks by winning five of their previous seven games, allowing nine goals and posting three shutouts in that span. They were at their best defensively in the third period when they held the Sharks to two shots, including none in the first 14-plus minutes but ended up on the short side in overtime. „We were lucky to get a point out of it,“ centre Vernon Fiddler said. „It would have been nice to get two, but they made a play and we didnt. Jerome Brown Eagles Jersey. “ Havlat made a neat backhand pass from the side of the net to Wingels, who knocked it in for his 11th goal and first career overtime goal. The Stars have now lost six of seven games decided in overtime this season. „Its an area we have to improve in,“ coach Lindy Ruff said. „Thats not good enough. We lost coverage on the goal and they made us pay for it.“ The Stars tied the game early in the third as they capitalized on some sustained pressure in the offensive zone. Trevor Daley fed the puck to Nichushkin, who was all alone in the slot for a one-timer that beat Stalock. The Sharks had taken the lead late in the second period when Havlat deftly redirected a point shot from Scott Hannan past Lehtonen for his fourth goal this season. McLellan looked for a spark for his struggling team, which had scored just five goals in the previous five games. He moved Patrick Marleau to a line with Joe Thornton and Brent Burns, while using Joe Pavelski as the centre between Wingels and Matt Nieto. It failed to pay early dividends as the Sharks were held scoreless in the first period for the seventh time in the past eight games. Stalock made sure they didnt end the period with a deficit when he made a scintillating glove save to rob Jamie Benn late in the period. „It was kind of a desperation save where I had to make a big save,“ Stalock said. „Those are saves it would be nice to maybe look a little simpler. Its something to work on.“ NOTES: McLellan tied Darryl Sutter for most games coached in franchise history with 434. … Hannan had two assists for his first two-point game since Nov. 19, 2010, for Colorado against the Rangers. … The Stars fell to 3-4-0 on the second night of back-to-back games. … Nieto did not return after blocking a shot by Trevor Dale8y in the closing seconds of the second period. … F Adam Burish returned from a back injury to play for the first time this season for the Sharks. ‚ ‚ ‚