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ATLANTA -- After a horrible stretch, the Atlanta Hawks are healthy again -- well, sort of -- and feel like they can move back up in the Eastern Conference. Travis Konecny Flyers Jersey . Jeff Teague equaled his career best with 34 points, Paul Millsap had the first triple-double of his career and the Hawks extended their longest winning streak of the season to five in a row, beating the Toronto Raptors 118-113 in overtime Tuesday night. Millsap had 19 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Hawks, who have bounced back after losing 14 of 15 to strengthen their hold on the final playoff spot in the East. Theyre looking to improve on that position in the final month of the regular season. "We wanted to win this game really bad," Teague said. "Weve been playing well lately." Even after losing centre Al Horford for the season with a torn pectoral muscle, the Hawks were surprisingly four games above .500 at the start of February when the injuries really started to pile up. That sent them into a tailspin that threatened their bid to even make the playoffs. Now, they seem back on track. "Were not going to make any excuses," Millsap said. "Weve just got to push forward and try to win some games." Coming off a victory the previous night at Charlotte, the Hawks overcame an early 13-point deficit in a game that went back and forth in the final quarter. Millsap missed a chance to win it at the end of regulation, but Teague knocked down four free throws in the closing seconds to clinch it for Atlanta. DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 29 points, but he had two crucial turnovers in the last minute of regulation, getting called for an offensive foul and slipping on another drive, losing the ball out of bounds. "A lot of things didnt go our way," DeRozan said, "but we shouldnt have put ourselves in that situation to start with." The Hawks went ahead for good when Millsap found DeMarre Carroll all alone under the basket for a layup, which put Atlanta up 111-109 with 2:37 remaining and gave Millsap his 10th assist. Toronto went more than 3 1-2 minutes without scoring in the overtime, allowing the Hawks to hang on when most of their shots werent falling, either. "Weve got to learn from it," DeRozan said. Kyle Korver added 16 points for Atlanta. DeRozan had a double-double, pulling down 10 rebounds, while Kyle Lowry chipped in with 20 points. The Hawks got off to a miserable start, making just 6 of 24 shots in the opening period and trailing 22-9. But the Raptors failed to take advantage of the poor shooting, and the Hawks bench got the home team back in the game. Shelvin Mack knocked down a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the first quarter, cutting the Raptors lead to 26-17. Then, Atlanta started the next period with a quick 8-0 run -- and, just like that, it was a ballgame again. Cartier Martin swished a par of treys, sandwiched around Mike Scotts driving layup. The game was tied 49-all at halftime. Neither team could break away in the third, the margin never more than four points, and there were 10 lead changes in the final period. NOTES: Teague previously scored 34 points at Cleveland on Dec. 26. ... Toronto C Jonas Valanciunas left the game with a lower back sprain and didnt return. ... The Hawks lost rookie G Dennis Schroder, who sprained his left ankle while hustling back on defence in the fourth quarter. ... Carroll took an elbow near his left eye and had to be taken back to the locker room to get four stiches. He finished the game with a bandage over his wound. ... Atlanta C Pero Antic and Lowry picked up double-technicals in the third quarter for jawing at each other after a play that left Antic sprawled on the court. The big man tried to draw a charging foul on Terrence Ross, and both players went down in front of the Hawks bench. As the teams headed to a timeout, Antic and Lowry picked up Ts. Brayden Schenn Jersey . - Florida State has suspended Jameis Winston for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday, extending its initial punishment of one half after the quarterback made offensive and vulgar comments about female anatomy earlier this week. Brian Propp Jersey .com) - Bradley Beal deposited a season-high 33 points and John Wall posted another double-double as the Washington Wizards went on the road and beat the Houston Rockets, 104-103.ORLANDO, Fla. - Magic coach Jacque Vaughn is blocking out any talk about his job security and remains focused on helping his team turnaround its recent string of losses.Vaughn said Friday morning before Orlandos practice that he is taking his third season as the Magics coach day-by-day and that his approach hasnt changed despite a season-high, seven-game losing streak. The Magic have lost 13 of their last 15 overall and given up 100 or more points in 11 straight games.The seven-game losing streak is Orlandos second such skid of at least five games since the start of 2015.Day by day, Vaughn said when asked about his approach to the remainder of the season. Thats what I do, Ive always done. I do my job the best I can that day. I went home, I watched film — nothing changed. I got up this morning, met with my group, ready for practice and ready for a game.Asked if reports that his job could be on the line affected the way he did his job, Vaughn said he is blocking everything out. That includes choruses of boos that could be heard during the Magics 115-100 home loss to Milwaukee on Thursday.Do my job every day, partner, he said. I dont abide by the tyranny of otherr peoples attitudes and moods. Michael Raffl Jersey. Im ready to rock and roll.Magic team officials picked up a fourth-year option on Vaughns contract this past off-season. That was followed up by a major off-season roster overhaul that brought in eight new faces, including first-round draft picks Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton, as well as free agent acquisition Channing Frye.But preseason injuries and a slow start have sunk the Magics hopes of improving upon the first two seasons under Vaughn, which produced just 20 and 23 wins, respectively.Second-year guard Victor Oladipo said Friday that he thinks his coach remains confident that things can improve. Oladipo said Vaughn hasnt mentioned anything about his job status or security with the team.No, I mean I dont think hes really worried about that, Oladipo said. I think his worried about us going out there an winning games, and worried about our team. Thats the biggest thing. We just gotta go out there and perform at a high level.We have no room for error right now. So we just gotta figure it out.Orlando hosts Dallas Saturday night.___Follow Kyle Hightower on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/khightower Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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SURPRISE, Ariz. Kirk Hinrich Hawks Jersey . - Matt Harrison concedes that he likely wont be ready to pitch for the Texas Rangers by opening day. The left-hander, who hasnt thrown in a week because of stiffness in his neck and back, just hopes things are different from last year. He was the opening day starter then, but made only one more start. "Kind of trade-off from last year," Harrison said Sunday. "Only making two and miss 30, and miss two and make 30, that would be nice. Even though Harrison is feeling much better after switching beds, he was still returning to Texas to be examined by the specialist who did both operations last year for a herniated disk in his lower back. "I think at this stage, based upon the initial symptoms that he reported, we just wanted to make sure were all clear before we ramp up again," Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said. Harrison had also been scheduled to throw live batting practice last Tuesday and wanted to pitch, but the Rangers held him out of that as a precaution because of neck stiffness. Two days later, he was scratched again from a throwing session with stiffness in his back. An MRI showed no immediate cause for concern, but the Rangers scheduled an appointment with Dr. Drew Dossett, who wasnt available until Monday because he was at the NFL combine. "I think for sure the bed was an issue. Since Ive gotten out of that bed and switched beds I havent had any issues," Harrison said. "Everybody usually feels sore the first couple of days just getting back acclimated to running around out there." Harrison won 18 games and was an All-Star in 2012, then got a $55 million, five-year contract. He had never had any back issues before last spring, and still made his first two scheduled starts. After going 0-2 with an 8.44 ERA, Harrison got two epidural injections and a second opinion before two operations in a matter of weeks. Harrison threw for a couple of months with no problems before camp this year, so he expect to have to completely start over when he is cleared by the Rangers to throw again. He hopes hes able to make his season debut no later than the middle of April. "This little setback set them on high alert and theyre probably going to slow it down a little bit," he said. "Which I hate because going through a healthy off-season and being ready to go its tough to get shut down. But its early." Levine said the Rangers put a lot more value on having Harrison healthy for the stretch drive late in the season than a start in April. "Were not panicking," manager Ron Washington said. "He is feeling better. Hes not feeling what caused us to shut him down anymore, so hopefully when the doctor sees him, it was just was some residual from everything he had done." Kent Bazemore Jersey . The third-ranked Buckeyes were down eight points to Notre Dame with less than 2 minutes to play and their offence was nowhere to be found. Pete Maravich Jersey . - The Cleveland Indians will place centerfielder Michael Bourn on the disabled list before their opener at Oakland on March 31.Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a short-handed goal five seconds into the third period -- yes, five seconds -- to kindle a rally that lifted the Arizona Coyotes to a 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday. The Coyotes snapped a seven-game losing streak and extended Torontos skid to eight games. Ekman-Larssons goal, which tied a franchise record for quickest to open a period, came from beyond center ice after Lauri Korpikoski won the faceoff. Martin Hanzal netted the go-ahead goal 3:42 later and Sam Gagner scoredd on a power play later in the period as Arizona broke out of an 0-5-2 slump. Adreian Payne Hawks Jersey. Mike Smith had 24 saves in the win, which also stopped a five-game road losing streak for the Coyotes, who are in the midst of an eight-game trek. It was their first win away from home since Dec. 23 in Edmonton. Phil Kessel scored in the first period for the Maple Leafs, who are 0-7-1 in their last eight games and 3-15-1 in their last 19. Jonathan Bernier stopped all 32 shots he faced through the second period but allowed three goals on 13 in the third. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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CALGARY - Sam Edney was the calm eye of the storm in becoming the first Canadian man to win World Cup gold in luge. Paul ONeill Jersey .He led after Saturdays first heat, which was nullified by race officials because of track conditions.With Canadian team officials agitated at the finishing dock below, Edney put on the helmet designed especially for him and the race.He laid down an even faster time in the second heat to win on his home track at Canada Olympic Park.The helmet depicting a snarling bear and raking claws had been presented to him a day earlier by 19-year-old artist Richard Flamenco, who has a rare incurable skin disease that causes painful blisters on fragile skin.Flamenco stood with Edney at the finish line. Together, they watched as the remaining sliders fell short of Edneys time of 46.146 seconds.There was a sense of calmness today with this helmet, Edney said. Its hard to explain, but as soon as I put that helmet on, it felt like I had all this confidence and all this strength and I felt like I could put down two really good runs.It was both Edneys first victory and World Cup medal of the Calgarians career. The three-time Olympians previous best result was fifth.World Cup leader Felix Locht of Germany, who was fourth in the first cancelled run, finished second in 46.255. American Chris Mazdzer was third in 46.263.Edneys victory gave the host country four medals in the Viessman Luge World Cup Calgary across the three disciplines of mens and womens singles and mens doubles.Calgarys Alex Gough and Arianne Jones took silver and bronze in womens singles the previous evening. The doubles team of Tristan Walker of Cochrane, Alta., and Justin Snith of Calgary also earned bronze Friday.The Federation Internationale de Luge (FIL) introduced new sprint races this season in mens and womens singles and doubles. The clock starts lower down the track and the fastest to the finish wins.The worlds governing body of the sport is testing the event, but is awarding World Cup points in it. The second sprint was held in Calgary with Gough winning the womens race Saturday. Edney was third in the mens sprint.Gough made history in 2011 when she became the first Canadian to win gold at COP. Prior to that, the only Canadian medal there was Tyler Seitzs bronze in 2002.So in addition to Edney making history in mens singles, it was the most successful World Cup ever for a Canadian luge team.The performance lifted the cloud of Sochi hanging over the Canadians. They just missed winning the countrys first Olympic medal in luge three times with fourth-place finishes.The Olympics was a tough thing for us, Edney acknowledged. We knew we went in there the best weve ever been and I think we really wanted to prove to Canada that we are up there to compete with the best and we carried that through the summer.There were tough days out there, going to the gym and telling yourself youre wanting to continue to push to be the best. I think all that hard work weve put in over the years is finally paying off.The plan was to auction the helmet off on www.Helmets4Heroes.com with the proceeds going to the Alberta Childrens Hospital. Edney might have a hard time giving up his lucky head protection now.To see my helmet on Sam and going down this luge was a miracle, Flamenco said. I was just so happy to see my helmet on a big screen. Canadian head coach Wolfgang Staudinger thought Edneys mental resiliency Saturday stemmed from Olympic experience.That comes back to the Olympic hangover, Staudinger said. The way I look at it, we went through so much disappointment in Sochi by missing out by very little. I think this hardens you mentally.I think thats where this comes from, that he knows he has to do a job first before he starts celebrating and he did the job and he ended up where he ended up now. A great day.Rain changed to snow during the mens first run. No country protested the results of the first heat but race director Steve Jepson of Canada and three technical delegates made the decision to nullify the first heat.We had to annul the first run due to weather conditions and track conditions, said FILs sport director Marie-Louisa Rainer. We were in the middle of the race and it began to snow. We had weather changing all over the place, one snow, one rain and it was definitely not fair to the sport, to the athletes.Edney may have been calm about the alteration. Staudinger, Luge Canada executive director Tim Farstad and Seitz, now manager of the Calgary track, were stressed out after the cancelled first run.Staudinger had only 10 minutes after the final racer to launch a protest, but he was at the top of the track working on sleds at that time. Edneys victory dispelled the building tension.Between the runs it was a lot of confusion and disbelief and not understanding why we came up with the decision of cancelling the first run, Staudinger said. Now Im happy.Calgarians Mitchel Malyk was ninth and John Fennell 19th.Canada was shut out of the medals in the first two World Cups this season, which Edney and Gough didnt race. Gough was focused on her engineering studies and Edney was managing a nagging sports hernia.Both will travel with the luge team Dec. 26 to Europe for the next World Cup race in Koenigssee, Germany.Canadas luge team once took a back seat to the more successful sliding sports of bobsleigh and skeleton, but has a evolved into an international contender in a sport dominated by Germany.I was part of the team in those dark days when we werent travelling with a physio and had one coach and were sleeping in vans, Edney said.We made the right decisions over the years. Weve put in the hard work and this team has got a really good thing going for it. Aroldis Chapman Jersey . Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel also accused Pistorius of tailoring his testimony to fit the evidence at the scene. Pistorius denied the accusations. Nel alleged that the Olympic runner changed his aim with his 9 mm pistol to ensure that he hit Steenkamp as she fell back against a magazine rack in a toilet cubicle. Jacoby Ellsbury Jersey . The Marlies centre set up three goals, including the game-winner, as Toronto cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Oklahoma City Barons in American Hockey League action.NEW YORK -- California Chrome has galloped two miles at Belmont Park, with the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner preparing for the final leg of the Triple Crown. Assistant trainer Alan Sherman says California Chrome was especially eager Tuesday, noticeably tugging at him in the barn and then exercise rider Willie Delgado during the gallop. Delgado says it was hard to resist lettting the chestnut colt go faster. Mark Teixeira Jersey. He says California Chrome seems to like the tracks deep and sandy surface. Sherman says the colt is scheduled for his only official timed workout before the Belmont on Saturday. California Chrome is set to run in the 1 1/2-mile race on June 7. No horse has swept the Derby, Preakness and Belmont since Affirmed in 1978. 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ELKHART LAKE, Wis. Logan Stanley Jersey . - Canadian Alex Tagliani has turned a lap of 108.420 mph to win pole position for Saturday afternoons NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America. Dylan Kwasniewski will start second, followed by Regan Smith, Sam Hornish Jr. and Brendan Gaughan. Saturday mornings qualifying was split into two sessions, a 30-minute initial round followed by a 10-minute second round featuring the fastest 12 cars from the first round. Tagliani, a native of Montreal, is known mostly for his extensive IndyCar racing experience. Keith Tkachuk Jets Jersey .com) - Nate Buss 3-pointer with 5. Tobias Enstrom Jersey .com) - They didnt meet in the regular season, so Sam Houston State might be saying it won the de facto title game between the two Southland Conference co-champions Saturday.A person familiar with his decision tells The Associated Press that Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel will void the 2014 option on his contract and test the open market. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because he was not authorized to discuss Cassels decision, which leaves Christian Ponder as the Vikings only quarterback under contract. Cassel woould have made $3. Bobby Hull Jets Jersey. 7 million next season if he exercised the option by Friday. Cassel was waived by the Kansas City Chiefs before the season and picked up by the Vikings. He solidified the starting job the final month of the season after Ponder and Josh Freeman were hurt, throwing for 1,807 yards and 11 touchdowns in nine games and six starts. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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Nico Rosberg admits he cannot feel ecstatic about winning races when team-mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton has been handicapped by unreliability. Juan Samuel Jersey . After securing his seventh consecutive win with a straightforward victory in Russia, Rosberg has opened up a 43-point lead at the top of the world championship. But while Rosberg has enjoyed a trouble-free start to the new campaign, reigning champion Hamilton, who has previously beaten Rosberg in every season of their three-year partnership, has been waylaid by two engine failures and three separate first-corner collisions.With the critics claiming that Rosbergs title lead will lack credibility unless the German prospers in a head-to-head fight with Hamilton, even Rosberg himself admitted that his joy at opening up such a large lead in the title race has been diluted.  I cant say l miss it [fighting with Hamilton] because it is awesome to win races and in the end it doesnt matter how, Rosberg told Sky Sports F1. Winning is great and what Im here for. But the ecstatic feeling isnt there, its there when l win a battle with Lewis, thats what gives the ultimate thrill.Russian Grand Prix driver ratingsExcept for beating Hamilton off the line in Bahrain, Rosberg is yet to make a single overtaking move on track this season. While his victory in Sochi represented his first F1 grand slam - pole position, fastest lap, and victory after leading every lap - Rosberg acknowledged that it was bereft of the special ingredient that only a wheel-to-wheel contest with Hamilton could provide.A straight fight with Lewis is what l am here for because hes the benchmark and I look forward to it when it comes, he added. Its always going to be a tough battle against him because hes as motivated and as quick as ever. Toto Wolff has strongly denied claims from some fans that the team are sabotaging Lewis Hamiltons season Hamilton, meanwhile, has defended his Mercedes team but admitted he doesnt understand why the world champions swapped personnel from one side of their garage to the other during the winter in an apparent bid to improve team harmony.From my side of the garage the mechanics are having a hard time, Hamilton told Sky Sports F1. But I have absolutely every bit of confidence and faith in them.The majority were on Nicos car last year and Nicos guys were with me for the last three years since I joined. The team all of a sudden swapped for no apparent reason.Toto Wolff Q&A Every race live in 2016 Sky Sports F1 brings you every race live in 2016. Fast and easy online upgrade - click here. Also See: Hamilton defends Mercedes issues Report: Rosberg wins from Hamilton Philadelphia Phillies Hats . Watch the game live on TSN and TSN GO at 9pm et/6pm pt. Serge Ibaka returned to the Thunder lineup from a calf injury that was supposed to sideline him for the remainder of the postseason and the results were sparkling. Ryan Howard 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.BARCELONA, Spain -- Real Sociedad beat Valladolid 1-0 while Villarreal held on for a 1-0 win at Getafe in the Spanish league, both victors staying in the hunt on Thursday for a place in European competition next season. Sociedad remained in sixth place with Villarreal a point behind in seventh, both in Europa League spots and in striking distance of fourth place and the final Champions League berth. Sociedad forward Carlos Vela chipped goalkeeper Jaime Jimenez after receiving an equally exquisite lobbed pass from Ruben Pardo to set him up in the 23rd minute at Anoeta Stadium. It was Velas 12th goal in league play this campaign. "The truth is we didnt play a good game, but we won," said Sociedad coach Jagoba Arrasate, whose team struggled to control possession in the second half and needed goalie Claudio Bravo to secure the three points by denying Carlos Pena in the 57th. "We have players capable of doing things like that great goal, and that makes everything easiier," Arrasate said. Frank Herrmann Phillies Jersey. Jeremy Perbet slotted in Villarreals winner in the fifth after he received the ball with his back to the goal and deftly turned to shoot around his marker. Villarreal squandered several more chances before Getafe made a late push but failed to get the equalizer. Their defeats left Getafe and Valladolid in the relegation zone. Also, last-place Real Betis won 3-1 at Levante to earn its first away victory in league play after 14 winless visits this season. The long-awaited away road win left Betis seven points from safety with eight rounds to go. Almeria overcame Seydou Keitas goal just seven seconds into the match to fight back for a 2-2 draw at home with Valencia. Valencia and Levante stayed in the middle of the standings, while Almeria inched two points from the drop. Atletico Madrid leads the league by one point over Barcelona. Real Madrid was in third three points behind the pacesetter. The league resumes on Saturday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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Despite a lackluster record at the ScotiaBank Saddledome to start the season, the Calgary Flames put a three-year win streak on the line when they host the Arizona Coyotes Thursday. Dennis Schroder Hawks Jersey . Calgary is opening a five-game stretch at home looking to improve on their 2-2-2 record. The Flames went 2-1-2 on their previous five-game homestand Oct. 21-31, and their six home contests this season are tied for the second-fewest in the league. Youve got to take advantage of the home games when you have them, forward Lance Bouma told the teams official website. Weve done a good job on the road so far. Weve just got to try to come in here tomorrow and have a big game. Jonas Hiller is expected to make his first start against the Coyotes in a Flames uniform. Previously a goaltender for Anaheim, Hiller is 9-0-1 with a 1.87 goals-against average in his last 10 matchups versus Arizona and has won six in a row. Calgary went 2-3-0 against the Coyotes in 2013-14. After faltering late in a pair of home games, the Coyotes are hoping for better luck on the road, where they have a modest win streak. Theyll attempt to snap a five-game skid in Calgary while earning a third consecutive road win for the first time in 13 months. Arizonas late struggles at home proved costly. The Coyotes (6-8-1) lost 1-0 to the New York Islanders on Saturday on a goal with 2:31 left and then blew a two-goal lead in a 4-3 loss Tuesday night to Dallas, allowing a short-handed, go-ahead goal with 1:16 to play. We know to be a good team that you have to win games like that. Those are huge points, especially at home, defenseman Connor Murphy said. I think it helps that its a quick turnaround. ... Weve just got to stay with the right mindset and learn off of this, what we need to do to do better in Canada. The Coyotes head to Western Canada in search of their first three-game road win streak since Oct. 10-13, 2013, but their last win in Calgary was a 4-3 shootout victory Feb. 23, 2012. Phoenix has totaled 10 goals in its five straight road losses to the Flames and gone 1 for 17 on the power play. The Coyotes are 0 for 18 with a man advantage in their last four games after previously converting at a 25.6 percent rate (11 of 43) in the first 11. Were getting chances, opportunities. Its just not bouncing our way, forward Mikkel Boedker said. The Flames (9-6-2) have one of the leagues best power plays in their last six games, going 6 for 17 (35.3 percent), but struggled defensively for much of their five-game road trip. Calgary took the first two games before giving up 13 goals while dropping two of the final three. The Flames were outshot 26-15 in the final two periods of a 4-1 loss to Carolina on Monday. They capitalized on our turnovers and that was kind of the difference in the game, said forward David Jones, who scored the lone goal. Weve been away for a while but we should have had our legs tonight. We just came up short and well regroup and get ready for the next game. Kent Bazemore Jersey . - The Kansas City Royals are hoping All-Star catcher Salvador Perez will be back in a few days. Dwight Howard Hawks 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. DENVER -- Michael Cuddyer hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high seven runs, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 15-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Jordan Lyles pitched six strong innings for his first win in six weeks. Rafael Ynoa added four hits and three RBIs and Wilin Rosario had three hits and two RBIs for the Rockies, who moved a game up on last-place Arizona in the NL West. Its the first time Colorado hasnt been in last place, either alone or shared, since July 13. Lyles (7-3) gave up two runs and nine hits with one strikeout, consistently getting ground-ball outs in getting en route to his first win in eight starts since Aug. 6. Chase Anderson (9-7), trying to become the fifth Diamondbacks rookie with at least 10 wins in a season, allowed six runs and nine hits in five innings. The Rockies were leading 7-2 in the sixth when reliever Eury De La Rosa hit Justin Morneau with pitch to load the bases with one out. Cuddyer worked the count to 2-2 before driving De La Rosas pitch deep into the left-field bleachers for his eighth career slam and first since May 30, 2012, against Houston. It was the fourth slam by a Rockies player this season and marked the 20th consecutive game in which Colorado has homered. Cuddyer came up with the bases loadeed again in the eighth and lined a three-run double to the gap in left-centre. Paul Millsap Hawks Jersey. Hes the first Rockies player with seven RBIs in a game since Jason Giambi on May 19, 2011, against Philadelphia. Both Cuddyer and Rosario homered the night before in Colorados 7-6 win over Arizona with Rosario delivering a two-run game-ender in the ninth. Ynoa just missed an inside-the-park homer, settling for a two-run triple in the fifth when he was tagged out at home by Miguel Montero on a beautiful inning ending relay from second baseman Chris Owings. TRAINERS ROOM Diamondbacks: RHP Bronson Arroyo, who was injured in mid-June and later underwent reconstructive elbow surgery, was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. UP NEXT Diamondbacks:RHP Trevor Cahill (3-11) is slated to pitch Saturday nights Game 3 of a four game set against the Rockies. Hes given up three or fewer runs in eight of his past 11 starts. Rockies: RHP Eddie Butler (0-1) is scheduled to make his second career start Saturday night and first since taking the loss in his big league debut against the Dodgers on June 6. Butler was placed on the DL a day later because of right shoulder inflammation, missing five weeks and making two minor league rehab starts. He was recalled from Double-A Tulsa earlier this week. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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BERLIN -- Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored twice for Borussia Dortmund to maintain its winning start to the Bundesliga with a 2-1 win at Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday. Juwan Howard Wizards Jersey . Mkhitaryan, a 27.5-million euro ($35.4 million) off-season signing from Shakhtar Donetsk, opened his account for his new side in the 10th minute, when Jakub Blaszczykowski timed his pass perfectly to set the Armenian up. Another off-season signing, Frankfurts Czech striker Vaclav Kadlec, equalized in the 36th, converting the rebound after Stefan Aigners initial headed effort crashed back off the crossbar after a great cross from Takashi Inui. Mkhitaryan produced a fine individual effort for what proved to be the winner in the 56th, collecting the ball from Kevin Grosskreutz near the touchline, advancing past a defender and then unleashing a shot with his left boot inside the far post. "I feel very good in Dortmund and am very happy to have scored my first goal," Mkhitaryan said. "Of course its even nicer that I scored a second one too." Frankfurt was left to rue missed chances, with Dortmund doing just enough to grind out the hard-fought win. "I think we deserved a draw. We had chances in the first half, like they did. We were at the same level in the second half," said Frankfurt coach Armin Veh. Dortmund is the only Bundesliga side to have won all four games this season, with Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen both dropping points in the fourth round. Nevertheless, Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp was relieved to get the three points. "We have to play better football, theres no question," Klopp said. "Ive seen a few weaknesses in our build-up play and ideally we need to defend better. Still, with 12 points after four games, this is complaining at a high level." Earlier Sunday, Stuttgart routed Hoffenheim 6-2 in Thomas Schneiders first Bundesliga game in charge, with Vedad Ibisevic claiming a hat trick against his former club. "The lads put the plan into action very well," said Schneider, who took over on Monday after Bruno Labbadia was sacked for starting the league with three straight defeats. "There were a lot of elements in place which made it so much fun." Alexandru Maxim set up Antonio Ruedigers opening score in the 12th minute and delivered a corner for Ibisevic to score with a header seven minutes later. Kevin Volland pulled one back with a deflected shot in the 26th, but Maxim capitalized on a missed clearance from Hoffenheim keeper Koen Casteels to score two minutes later. Ibisevic scored his second two minutes after the break, when he shrugged David Abraham off the ball, rounded Casteels and slotted to the empty net. Maxim capped a fine performance with a wonderful strike inside the far corner in the 55th, before Ibisevic completed his hat trick with another header in the 63rd. Roberto Firmino claimed an 87th-minute consolation for Hoffenheim. "It was an off-day for us," Hoffenheim coach Markus Gisdol said. John Wall Wizards Jersey .com) - The Winnipeg Jets got over one hurdle by snapping their longest losing streak of the season. Gilbert Arenas Jersey . So he and his Toronto FC teammates say they will have no problem getting up for their Amway Canadian Championship final against rival Montreal Impact, even if the result doesnt count toward Major League Soccer standings.Let the free agency fireworks begin. Canada Day is here and with it comes Free Agent Frenzy as the NHLs 30 teams storm out of the gate for signing season. Live coverage begins on TSN2 and TSN GO at 11:30am et/8:30am pt to set you up for the opening of the NHL free agent market at Noon et/9am pt. Coverage will then continue on TSN at the conclusion of Milos Raonics Wimbledon match. TSN.cas coverage includes instant signing alerts on mobile devices through the TSN GO and TSN Hockey apps, a complete list of available restricted and unrestricted free agents by team, a live, sortable signing ttracker on TSN. Washington Wizards Jerseys. a along with video analysis and one-on-one player interviews. The ceiling for next seasons salary cap was set Friday at $69 million - up from $64.3 million. That number is a million or two lower than some projections had it after a year of record revenues. That said, it wont stop teams from courting the summers top names, which include forwards Paul Stastny, Thomas Vanek, Dave Bolland and Mike Cammalleri, blueliners Matt Niskanen, Christian Ehrhoff and Dan Boyle and goaltenders Ryan Miller and Jonas Hiller. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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TORONTO – He deftly bounced the Tyler Bozak feed off his left skate and onto the blade of his stick before beating a flabbergasted Craig Anderson with the eventual game-winner, and third goal of yet another scorching night. Chad Williams Jersey .  It was the summation of the fifth career hat trick and fifth career 30-goal season for Phil Kessel – he also added an assist – whose scorching play continues to lead a burning Leafs run, one that reached nine wins in 11 games at the ACC on Saturday night. “Its fun to watch,” Nazem Kadri said of Kessels play after a 6-3 win over Ottawa, the 23-year-old catching fire himself in recent weeks. “Hes making plays out there left, right and centre so well just keep letting him do what he does.” Kessel has mesmerized with his electric production amid the Leafs charge – which has them three points back of Tampa for second in the Atlantic division – totaling 10 goals and 23 points in the past 12 games. He has vaulted into fourth in league scoring with 61 points, now trailing only Alex Ovechkin with 30 goals – the fourth time hes reached that mark in five seasons with the Leafs, the lockout-shortened 48-game season the lone exception. The 26-year-old, set to join Team USA for the second time at the upcoming Olympics in Sochi, appears well on his way to eclipsing a career-high of 37 markers and could very well challenge the 40-goal plateau for the first time. “Its hard to really put a limit on him,” said Bozak, who had a goal and an assist and now has 29 points in 33 games this season. “He can get so streaky. Three goals tonight, who knows next game. You never know with him. I definitely wouldnt doubt him getting 40 goals by any means.” Kessel is on pace for 43 goals and 88 points, both of which would prove career-highs. Toronto is 16-3-3 when he scores this season and 26-6-4 when he records a point. Five Points 1. Kessel vs. Ottawa With their third win in three tries against the Senators this season, the Leafs have now beaten their Ontario rival nine times in the past 10 meetings. Much of that success is owed to their leading scorer, who toys with Ottawa like no other. Kessel has 18 goals and 35 points versus the Senators in 25 games as a Leaf and more career goals (25) and points (46) against them than any other team. 2. Kessels All-Around Game Though his performance is aptly judged on the level of offence he produces, Kessels all-around efforts and competitiveness have notably risen during the Leafs sizzling run, which sees them with 66 points on the year. Pointing first to the deadly shot and skating ability of his teammate, Joffrey Lupul observed that “you know when [Kessels] really playing well because of how hes competing on pucks down-low in the offensive end – turning his back, protecting the puck – and hes been doing that for a while now. It makes him really effective down there.” Added Randy Carlyle: “Hes been classified as this one type of player and we think that hes got more of an all-around ability too because he can distribute the puck, he can pass the puck, he can find people, he can do a lot more things than just shoot.” Kessel has 13 assists during the 12-game run. 3. Secondary Hot Streak Kadris hot streak also kept marching on against the Senators. The 23-year-old set up Lupul for the Leafs second goal – which erased a 2-0 deficit – infuriating the Ottawa bench as he did so. Aggressive on the forecheck, Kadri connected with rookie defender Cody Ceci from behind before digging out the puck and feeding his teammate, who was all alone parked in front. The visitors believed a penalty should have been called on the hit from behind and the goal waved off. “I think he turned just to try and give himself a little more room,” Kadri said of Ceci. “At that point Im just fully committed to hit and I just finished my check. To be honest, I did let up a little bit and the puck was laying there and I just put it in front.” Kadri, who played over 23 minutes (nearing a season-high), also added an empty-netter and has 14 points in the past nine games. He is up to 40 points in 53 games this season. 4. Back on Track In a stretch of 20 games between November and December, Joffrey Lupul failed to find the score-sheet 16 times, producing points (10) in just four games. Bouncing between left and right wing, Lupul played with a rotating cast of centres that included everyone from Jay McClement to James van Riemsdyk to Peter Holland and Trevor Smith. “You would like to stay on one line the entire year because that means, for me youre staying healthy first of all, and having success with your linemates,” the 30-year-old told the Leaf Report late last month. “But weve had so many guys in and out of the lineup – myself included, Clarkson, Kulemin, Bozak, everyones been out – theres been nothing really set in stone other than Phil and JVR together, thats been pretty much the only thing.” Entrenched with the same linemates – Nik Kulemin and Nazem Kadri – for the past eight games, while back at his preferred left wing, Lupul is finding a more consistent offensive touch. He scored his 17th goal against the Senators and now has eight points in the past eight games, totaling 33 points in 48 games this season. “Hes a different player on the left side,” said Carlyle. 5. Riellys Improvement Questioned on where he had improved most from the start of his first full NHL training camp, 19-year-old Morgan Rielly pointed to the defensive end. “Id like to think there are a few things Ive improved on,” he told the Leaf Report. “I would say playing defence in my own end. I think thats an area of the game that as a team weve been trying to improve. I think as we kept practicing that and keep talking about it I think that Ive been able to improve at that. But I think I can keep working at it.” More specifically, Rielly said hes improved in his ability to close out on opposing forwards, sealing them against the glass and thus more quickly erasing offensive opportunities. “Just trying to end plays,” he said. “I think that in the past I was just trying to keep them outside. I was a bit too cautious. I think Ill get stronger at just closing in on them and just trying to end the play.” Now paired with Tim Gleason, Riellys defensive assignments are getting tougher and included Ottawa captain Jason Spezza on Saturday evening. Stats-Pack 23 – Points for Phil Kessel in the past 12 games, totaling 10 goals in that span. 14 – Points in the past nine games for Nazem Kadri. 8 – Times in the past nine games that Kadri has registered at least a point. 6 – Consecutive wins for the Leafs at home, the first time theyve accomplished that feat since Mar.6 – Apr. 7, 2007 (9-game streak). 26 – Power-play goals for the Leafs at home this season, most in the NHL. 16-3-3 – Leafs record this season when Kessel scores a goal. 18 – Goals for Kessel in 25 career games as a Leaf against Ottawa. 3:43 – Ice-time for Greg McKegg in his NHL debut. 10-10 – Toronto penalty kill in the past three games. Special Teams Capsule PP: 1-5Season: 22.7% (3rd) PK: 2-2Season: 78% (28th) Quote of the Night I “Its a new one for me. To me, its crazy. A guy wears a new pair of skates in the morning, plays the game that night and the next morning hes got lace bite. Go figure. Im at a loss to explain it.” -Randy Carlyle, on the injury which kept Peter Holland out of Saturdays lineup. Quote of the Night II “Hes talking. Four points and he talks.” -Tyler Bozak, upon seeing the media-relunctant Phil Kessel speaking with reporters. Up Next The Leafs head south, visiting the Panthers in Sunrise on Tuesday before taking on the Lightning in Tampa on Thursday. Haason Reddick Youth Jersey .com) - Sergio Agueros 63rd-minute goal was enough to lift Manchester City to a 1-0 win over 10-man Manchester United on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium. Chad Williams Cardinas Jersey . "Youre not really spending time to sit back and analyze what your competitions doing and things like that," Anthopoulos said. "Youre so focused on what were trying to get done." Ultimately, while the landscape around them changed with trades both major and minor, the Blue Jays did nothing before Thursdays non-waiver deadline.VANCOUVER - The pain of Sundays Grey Cup loss will be hard to shed for Hamilton, which just missed out on being the CFLs team of destiny this season. But the future is bright for the young Tiger-Cats.A team that opened the regular season 1-6 before finishing it on an 8-3 run came agonizingly close to a comeback win over the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL championship game.I just told them how proud I was of turning the season around, head coach Kent Austin said of his post-game speech. Weve got a good young football team.Sometimes things dont work out. Welcome to the game of life. Its not always going to go our way. Thats the way it is sometimes. But it doesnt take away what they accomplished this year. It doesnt take away how hard these guys played, how close they were as a football team and what a great future we have in front of us.Hamiltons Grey Cup roster featured 39 first- and second-year players (compared to 20 for Calgary).Austin, who doubles as coach and GM, will look to refine his roster after the heartbreaking 20-16 loss to the Stampeders at B.C. Place Stadium. There were changes after last years 45-23 Grey Cup defeat at the hands of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, but more are needed.Weve been in two Grey Cups, we havent won them. We need to get better, he said.Kick returner Brandon Banks, whose potential 90-yard winning punt return for a TD with 35 seconds left was negated by a penalty, is a free agent. A game-changer, the five-foot-seven 149-pounder amazingly ran punts back for four touchdowns — two of which were called back due to penalties — in two playoff games. Austin will likely want to strengthen a secondary that was exposed at times in the playoffs and ranked eighth in thhe league in passing yards allowed per game (260) in the regular season. Dorian Johnson Cardinas Jersey. And the Hamilton offensive line ranked eighth in the league in sacks allowed.The Tiger-Cats ranked ninth in the league in taking advantage of forays into the red zone. Over the final eight games of the regular season, Hamilton converted just eight of its last 22 red zone chances into touchdowns. For the season, its red zone TD percentage was 40 per cent, compared to No. 1 Calgary at 77 per cent.Hamilton had to settle for three field goals in the second half during its comeback bid against the Stamps.We didnt score enough touchdowns and youve got to score touchdowns in this league, quarterback Zach Collaros said of Sundays effort.Injuries did not help the Hamilton cause during the season.The Ticats were 1-4 without Collaros, a third-year pro who helped the Ticats claw their way back in the second half Sunday. He used his mobility to escape a fierce Stampeder rush, digging deep into his bag of tricks to keep the play alive.Thats Zach, said Austin. Hes an unbelievable competitor. Hes got that in spades.His best football is still way in front of him. Hes going to get a lot better as he plays and grows as a quarterback.On the plus side, the Hamilton defence led the league in fewest rushing yards allowed per game (77). And thanks to Banks, the Ticats were No. 1 in punt return average.Austin will also look to retain the band of brothers feel to his locker-room. This is a team that genuinely cares about each other.And Hamilton can look forward to a full season in its new home at Tim Hortons Field, where it went 6-0 during the regular season and 1-0 in the playoffs.Follow @NeilMDavidson on Twitter Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Allan Houston Knicks Jersey . - Free agent defensive end Will Smith has signed with the New England Patriots. The 32-year-old veteran of 10 NFL seasons with New Orleans was a first-round draft pick out of Ohio State in 2004. Hes played in 139 NFL games with 120 starts and has 67 1/2 sacks, 20 forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries. Smith was implicated in the Saints bounty scandal in 2012 and was suspended for four games, although that ban was dismissed by former commissioner Paul Tagliabue. He spent the 2013 season on injured reserve with a knee injury suffered during training camp. In 2006, Smith made the Pro Bowl and had a career-high 10 1/2 sacks. Arron Afflalo Jersey . Sterling was banned for life and fined US$2.5 million by the NBA on Tuesday for racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation. Nash, who plays for the rival L.A. Lakers, spoke as a representative of current NBA players at a press conference assembled by Sacramento mayor and National Basketball Players Association adviser Kevin Johnson. Kristaps Porzingis Knicks Jersey . Coaches are now allowed to challenge both called and potential defensive pass interference fouls under certain conditions.FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets have promoted Tony Sparano Jr. to offensive assistant, and added former safety Eric Smith as a seasonal intern. Sparano, whose father served as the Jets offensive co-ordinator in 2012, spent the last two seasons with New York as a seasonal intern. The former University of Albany defensive end was an assistant defensive line coach with the UFLLs Hartford Colonials in 2010, and served as an offensive quality control coach with the Miami Dolphins in 2011. Willis Reed Knicks Jersey. Smith was a third-round pick of the Jets in 2006, and played all seven of his NFL seasons with New York. He had six interceptions and 3 1/2 sacks while also playing a key role on the Jets special teams unit. The Jets announced the moves on Monday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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Its been more than a year and a half since Canadas mens soccer team tasted victory. Matt Garza Brewers Jersey . Too long for Benito Floro. So while Canadas pair of friendlies against Bulgaria and Moldova in Austria are a continuation of the coachs plan to bring young players into the Canadian team fold, theyre also very much about winning. "We need to win because it is very important for us to improve our psychology and mentality," Floro said Thursday from Laa an der Thaya, Austria, where the team has been based. "For us, they are two games that are very important." Canada — 110th in the FIFA rankings — faces No. 73 Bulgaria on Friday in Ritzing then meets 99th-ranked Moldova in Mauer on Tuesday. The Canadians went a woeful 0-13 last year, and scored just one goal — by Marcus Haber — in a 2-1 loss to Japan. Their last victory came in October 2012, a 3-0 win in World Cup qualifying against a Cuban side that dressed just 11 players (several Cubans left the team before the game kicked off in Toronto). "Were longing for a win," Atiba Hutchinson said. "Its been a while so I think were motivated enough to get that. We just have to go out and work as we always do and hopefully well be a bit more fortunate with getting that result, but well have that working spirit." Floro summoned a mix of veterans such as Hutchinson and Julian de Guzman and promising young players including Caleb Clarke, Samuel Piette, Daniel Stanese and Cyle Larin for these friendlies. Eight of the Canadians have yet to make their national senior debut, as Floro focuses on developing younger players one year out from the next CONCACAF Gold Cup and the resumption of World Cup qualifying. "The objective is the same for every camp: to prepare players on our system of play because we need to improve our level in attack and defence. At the same time, we want to take the young players because the experienced players are good at teaching them how to work as an individual and in a collective," Floro said. "For the young players, this is a very good experience because our experienced players are very good people and they are always focused on teaching the young players how to do things in a good way." Floro is counting on players such as the 31-year-old Hutchinson, who plays professionally in Turkey, to help bring the younger ones along. "Were developing well and mixing some younger players is going to help us," Hutchinson said. "Its going to take some time to jell a little bit more but I think were trying to go in the right direction." On a team that sorely needs goal scoring, eyes will be on the six-foot-two Larin in these two friendlies. The 19-year-old from Brampton, Ont., earned conference rookie of the years honours after scoring a team-high 14 goals for the University of Connecticut. "We brought Larin into the Florida camp (in January) because we had a very good reference and we want to test him because hes a striker and we need a lot of players in this position," Floro said. "In that camp, we realized he is a young player but with good experience playing as a striker. He has a good desire to learn a lot about that and for us he is a good player for the present and the future." Canadas roster is comprised mostly of European-based players. Among the other veterans on the squad are Andre Hainault, David Edgar, Tosaint Ricketts and Simeon Jackson. Martin Maldonado Jersey .The law passed on Friday, in a 128-62 vote in the lower chamber of parliament, was prompted by FIFA bribery scandals in recent years.Switzerland-based sports leaders such as FIFA President Sepp Blatter and IOC President Thomas Bach are now classed as politically exposed persons in wider legislation covering money-laundering. Matt Garza Jersey . The 22-year-old Spanish midfielder recently signed a new three-year contract with Chelsea, and after spending last season on loan with Valencia in La Liga, Romeu will move to the Bundesliga for the 2014-15 campaign.ST. LOUIS -- Blues coach Ken Hitchcock switched Patrick Berglunds position with hopes of getting the forward going. After the way the move paid off, Hitchcock might want to make the change permanent. Berglund scored twice after moving from centre to left wing at the start of the second period, and Vladimir Sobotka and Alex Pietrangelo each had a goal and an assist as the St. Louis Blues beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-2 Saturday night for their fifth straight win. The two goals pushed Berglunds total to six, after a slow first half. "I dont think I can think about it too much," Berglund said. "Obviously, its been slow, but if I start thinking about it, changing the way I played, that would change the way I prepared, too. Ive just been working even harder in practice, shooting more pucks and trying to get it going that way." Hitchock switched Berglund from centre to left wing for just the second time since taking over the Blues early in the 2011-12 season. Columbus, which led 2-0 lead after the first period, has lost three of four after winning three in a row. Three of the Blues past five wins were at home, where they have won four straight. Despite injuries to key players such as David Backes and Alexander Steen, Hitchcock said his team is playing its best this season. "I think weve played some really good hockey in the last four games at home. I think thats what were happiest about," he said. "Weve got a way of playing now. I think what weve done here at home is weve developed a balance between offence and defence." St. Louis, off to its best start midway through a season with 63 points, has scored at least five goals in five of its past eight games. Maxim Lapierre gave St. Louis its first lead at 3-2 with his fifth goal just 94 seconds after Sobotkas sixth goal tied it at 17:29 of the second period. St. Louis got on the board about seven minutes into the second period when Barret Jackmans shot from the right side glanced off Berglund. The puck hit the far post and trickled past Curtis McEhlinney. His second goal came 17 seconds into the third when he deflected a pass into the goal. "Today, I had pretty much two lucky bounces but good things happen when you go to the net," he said. Milwaukee Brewers Hats. Jaden Schwartz added his 15th goal about midway through the third to make it 5-2. Hes scored in seven of his last eight games. Pietrangelo finished the scoring with about six minutes remaining. "We played a 20-minute game, tonight," Columbus coach Todd Richards said. "They made a push and got their game to another level and we were unwilling to do that. They played a real simple game. We stopped skating. Our compete level wasnt nearly good enough. Body language wasnt good coming off the ice. "Eventually there has to be a response. I didnt like the way we reacted to it," he added. St. Louis goalie Brian Elliott has won 13 consecutive home games, extending a franchise record he set with a 5-0 shutout against Los Angeles on Thursday. McElhinney stopped 31 shots. Elliott faced 23, making 21 saves. Mark Letestu gave the Blue Jackets a 2-0 lead midway through the first. His shot from outside the left circle hit a Blues defender and popped over Elliott for his second goal of the season. The Blue Jackets took a 1-0 lead four minutes into the game. Artem Anisimov, standing alone in the middle of the zone with his back to Elliott, took a pass from Brandon Dubinsky. He whipped around and slapped a shot past Elliott, who didnt move as if he didnt see the shot. It was the 12th goal of the year for Anisimov. "We got off to kind of a rocky start in the first," Berglund said. "But, really, the whole team really grabbed it in the second and third." NOTES: St. Louis D Jordan Leopold saw his first action since being activated from injured reserve. He was out since November with a torn ligament in his right hand. ... Blues G Joroslav Halak missed his fourth consecutive game with flu-like symptoms. He got pulled after a period Dec. 28 against Chicago before sitting the next four, all St. Louis wins. Hes expected to make the start of a three-game trip starting Tuesday at Edmonton. ... St. Louis RW David Backes returned after missing three games with an upper-body injury and had two assists. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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