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Le 23 mai 2017, 06:01 dans Humeurs 0

Strasbourg, France (SportsNetwork. Jaleel Johnson Womens Jersey .com) - Former champion Andrea Petkovic was a quarterfinal upset victim Thursday at the Strasbourg International tennis event, a final French Open tune-up. Promising Puerto Rican Monica Puig upended the fourth-seeded German Petkovic 6-4, 6-4 on the red clay at Strasbourg Tennis Club. The former top-10 star Petkovic titled here three years ago. A pair of American reached the semifinals, as Christina McHale was leading Zarina Diyas 6-2, 3-1 when the Kazakhstani retired on Day 4, while Madison Keys took out German Julia Goerges 6-2, 2-6, 6-2. One other quarterfinal saw Spaniard Silvia Soler-Espinosa defeat Italian Camila Giorgi 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. Fridays all-non-seed semis will pit Keys against Puig and McHale versus the qualifier Soler-Espinosa. Pat Elflein Vikings Jersey .com) - Sporting Kansas City announced Thursday that club has signed former on-loan midfielder Jimmy Medranda to a permanent contract from Colombian side Deportivo Pereira. Pat Elflein Jersey . Louis second-period goal increased the New York Rangers lead but Dustin Brown has countered for the Los Angeles Kings who now trail the New York Rangers 2-1 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden. TORONTO -- All the stars have arrived. Now the work can really begin. Jermain Defoe practised with Toronto FC for the first time Monday, and declared himself "100 per cent" healthy and keen to start when the club opens its Major League Soccer season on Saturday in Seattle. "Its been a long time talking about it and stuff, so to actually get over (to Canada) and put my boots on and start playing, training. . . its good," Defoe said. "It feels good. Obviously a little bit strange when you first come in, but the lads have been fantastic. Good training session. I feel sharp. So yeah, happy." The 31-year-old striker had been battling a nagging hamstring injury, and didnt play in what would have been his farewell game for Tottenham Hotspur on Feb. 27 at White Hart Lane. Toronto coach Ryan Nelsen said hell wait and see how quickly Defoe adapts to his new teammates this week before deciding if he will start. "Hopefully," Nelsen said. "Weve obviously got to get him up to speed with everything, but if hes fit and raring to go it will be hard to turn down a player of that quality." Some two dozen journalists turned out to Torontos training ground just north of the city to watch the clubs biggest star practise. At one end of the pitch, the five-foot-six striker in electric-blue cleats took turns with Andrew Wiedeman and fellow newcomer Michael Bradley firing shots on Torontos goalkeepers. Defoe shook hands with his teammates, he applauded their efforts. He then dropped to the pitch for a series of crunches, and was the last player off the field. Nelsen practically scoffed when asked how Defoe did. "He was awful. Hes done," the coach said, prompting much laughter. "Again, he came in on Saturday, so we just have to be careful, just with the artificial field and a flight," Nelsen added. "Hes still got that goofy smile, and still enjoys it in the back of the net. Thats all Im worried about." Defoe missed Torontos off-season due to commitments to Tottenham and England. He was the last player to arrive among a group of key off-season acquisitions that included American Michael Bradley, Brazilians Gilberto and Julio Cesar, and Dwayne De Rosario, whos back in Toronto after three seasons with New York Red Bulls and D.C. United. "To see (Defoe) in the locker-room this morning, now its like, alright we can start now," Bradley said. Gilberto, who has been slowed by a quadricep injury, believes it wont take long to develop chemistry with the England striker. "Now that everybody is here, were able to connect, get the chemistry working together as a team, and hopefully within the week well be ready to go," Gilberto said through an interpreter. "I think the chemistry will work right away, Toronto has got no time to wait." Defoe left Spurs with 143 goals to his credit, behind only Cliff Jones (159), Martin Chivers (174), Bobby Smith (208) and the legendary Jimmy Greaves (266) in the club record book. He was sidelined by the hamstring injury when he said his farewell to the fans at White Hart Lane late last month during halftime of a Europa League match against FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. Defoe was on the bench for Englands friendly against Denmark last Wednesday at Wembley but didnt get a chance to earn a 56th cap in the 1-0 win over Denmark. He said "obviously" it would help if he had participated in Torontos pre-season, but added that "hopefully in training they will understand how I play, and vice versa, and it will be OK." Defoe was asked if he had concerns about playing on the artificial turf Saturday in Seattle, and he said that even praactising on artificial turf might take some getting used to. Jaleel Johnson Youth Jersey. Torontos indoor training is on turf, and with no warm weather in sight, it remains to be seen when the team can head outdoors to the pristine grass practice pitches. "Obviously its not something Im used to, to be honest, and even training today, it was the first time in years where Ive actually trained on this kind of surface," Defoe said. "But again, I suppose its something youre going to have to get used to. And you cant really make excuses because its the same for both teams. Same for all the players. Its something you get used to, I suppose its just part and parcel to travelling away and playing on these kind of pitches." Nelsen said the artificial pitch at Seattles CenturyLink Field may determine who plays and for how long on Saturday. "You get the travel, and then you get, not just an artificial field, its a bad artificial field. Its not like this one," Nelsen said. "Its like playing one-and-a-half. . .one-and-three-quarter games in terms of damage to your body. So weve got guys who are healthy but just dont have that hardness of fitness under them, which is a concern." This past Saturday, New York held Thierry Henry and Jamison Olave out of the Red Bulls opener versus the Whitecaps on the turf in Vancouver. Nelsen cautioned it may take some time for the newcomers to develop on-field chemistry, but pointed out the pedigree of his players will help hasten the process. "Theres no magical formula, its not like switching on a light," the coach said. "But when youve got good guys, good character, and good winning mentality, they want to learn. And everybody knows their roles. The right back on this team knows what the strikers are doing, and vice versa. So when everybody knows everybodys jobs it comes quicker." Defoe said he has no concerns about getting to know his new teammates. "Obviously its important around the training ground trying to get to know each individual and how they play," he said. "But I suppose off the pitch is important, getting to know your teammates, because you become a family. So I think thats important, but thats obviously thats something Ill do around the training ground." After the flurry of off-season signings, Defoe and Nelsen shoulder lofty expectations from fans and a front office gunning for the teams first playoff appearance. "The way I deal with it is, weve got a great bunch of guys, theyre all hardworking, they all want to win, well be very well-organized, and weve got players that can turn games," Nelsen said. "So do I worry at night when I go to bed? No, of course not. Its because of those reasons. Youre either going to win and youre going to lose, but what I can tell is all the variables and all the stuff that happens amongst a team Im really happy with. So I can sleep at night very, very well." Defoe, who has scored 19 goals for England, is also hoping to earn a spot in Roy Hodgsons World Cup squad. His competition includes Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck of Manchester United, Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool, Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez of Southampton and Andy Carroll of West Ham. "Obviously its at the back of my mind, but first and foremost its important to concentrate on your club, and make sure your form is good," Defoe said. "As a forward you get judged on scoring goals. 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Le 23 mai 2017, 06:00 dans Humeurs 0

Aaron Ekblad isnt going anywhere. Alexei Kovalev Canadiens Jersey . After the Florida Panthers edged the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 Saturday night, head coach Gerard Gallant announced the first overall pick would be staying in Florida for the rest of the season. Ekblad, 18, was still eligible to return to the OHLs Barrie Colts, but has played well enough to earn a full-time spot on the Panthers roster. The defenceman has one goal and two assists over nine games this season. Reaching the 10-game mark will burn the first year of his entry level contract. Saku Koivu Canadiens Jersey Authentic .Fucale will not only be one of the local boys, he is also a Montreal Canadiens draft pick and will have a huge cheering section when Canada opens the tournament Dec. Alex Galchenyuk Canadiens Jersey . However, after review it became clear Kadri kicked the puck in.Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche (1994-2004, 2007-2008, 2010-11)[Credit: Wikipedia]Peter Forsberg was drafted 6th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, but was later traded to the Quebec Nordiques for Eric Lindros – so we wont consider his two seasons in Philly a reunion. However, Forsberg moved with the Nordiques to Colorado where he spent the next nine seasons. Following the 2004-05 lockout, Forsberg spent time with the Flyers and Predators before returning to Colorado, but he only played 11 more games with the Avalanche before retiring due to injuries. Luc RobitailleLos Angeles Kings (1986-1994, 1997-2001, 2003-2006)[Credit: USHL]Luc Robitaille served three different stints with the Los Angeles Kings. He spent time with the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers from 1994-1997, then with the Detroit Red Wings from 2001-03 where he won his only Stanley Cup as a player. He currently serves as the President of Business Operations for the Kings. Mark Recchi Pittsburgh Penguins (1988-1992, 2005-2006, 2006-08) Philadelphia Flyers (1992-1995, 1998-2004After winning the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 1991, Recchi was dealt to the Flyers. Philadelphia then traded him to Montreal in a deal that sent John LeClair and Eric Desjardins – who would later become Recchis teammates – to the Flyers. Trevor Linden Vancouver Canucks (1988-1998, 2001-2008) [Credit: TrevorLinden.com]Selected 2nd overall by the Canucks in 1988, Linden became a key piece of the puzzle right off the bat. He was later traded to the New York Islanders during the 1997-98 season, where he played the following season. He then joined the Montreal Canadiens for two seasons before he was dealt to the Capitals. He played just 28 games with Washington before rejoining the Canucks. He retired 20 years to the day he was drafted and is currently the President of Hockey Operations for the Canucks.Alexei Kovalev New York Rangers (1992-1999, 2002-2004)Pittsburgh Penguins (1998-2003, 2010-2011)[Credit: New York Times]Alexei Kovalev was the first Russian born player in NHL history taken in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. Dominic Moore Canadiens Jersey Authentic. He won the Stanley Cup in 1994 with the Rangers and was one of the first Russians to have his name engraved on the Cup. Just 14 games into the 1998-99 season, Kovalev was dealt to the Penguins. He was traded back to the Rangers in 2003. Nearly eight years and two NHL teams later he made a return to Pittsburgh when he was traded by the Ottawa Senators.Brendan Shanahan New Jersey Devils (1987-1991, 2008-2009)[Credit: NHL]Brendan Shanahan joined the New Jersey Devils when he was 18-years-old. By his third NHL season he emerged as a point-per-game player. He returned to the Devils for the final season of his playing career, where he recorded 14 points in 34 games. He is the only player in NHL history to score over 600 goals and record 2,000 penalty minutes. He is currently the President and Alternate Governor of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Roberto LuongoFlorida Panthers (2000-2006, Present)[Credit: NHL]Roberto Luongo is back in the city where he made a name for himself. He is the winningest goalie in Panthers history and owns the record for most wins in a season. He was traded back to Florida last season one day before the trade deadline. This will be his first full season with the Panthers in nearly 10 years. Ryan SmythEdmonton Oilers (1994-2007, 2011-2014)Its probably impossible to find an Oilers fan who doesnt like Ryan Smyth. Selected 6th overall by Edmonton in 1994, the Banff native played most of his career with the Oilers. He was dealt to the Islanders during the 2006-2007 season in fear that he would test the free agent market. From New York he went to Colorado and Los Angeles each for two seasons before returning to Edmonton for the final three seasons of his career. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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Le 23 mai 2017, 05:58 dans Humeurs 0

Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork. Marc Staal Rangers Jersey .com) - Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez will return for a fifth season in 2015. Gonzalezs job status had come into question when general manager Frank Wren was fired in late September after the Braves had been officially eliminated from playoff contention with a late-season swoon. Interim general manager John Hart made the decision to keep Gonzalez on Friday. The Braves were tied for first place at the All-Star break and still in the hunt for a wild-card berth heading into the final month, but a 7-18 mark in September left them with a disappointing record of 79-83. Gonzalez is under contract through the 2015 campaign. He has a record of 358-290 with a pair of playoff appearances in four seasons since replacing Bobby Cox in the Atlanta dugout. The Braves lost in the wild-card game after the 2012 season and last year won the National League East before falling in the Division Series. Gonzalez previously managed the Marlins from 2007-10 and has a career managerial record of 634-569 in eight seasons. The Braves on Friday also named former Astros manager Bo Porter as the teams third base coach. Porter was fired on Sept. 1 in his second season as Houstons skipper. He was the third base coach under Gonzalez with the Marlins. Porter will replace Doug Dascenzo as third base coach. Assistant hitting coach Scott Fletcher will also not return. Hitting coach Greg Walker had previously announced his resignation after the season. The remainder of the Braves staff, including pitching coach Roger McDowell, bench coach Carlos Tosca, first base coach Terry Pendleton and bullpen coach Eddie Perez, will return for 2015. Adam Clendening Rangers Jersey Authentic . In the days leading up to the draft, TSN.ca and TSN Radio basketball analyst Duane Watson looks at some of the names that will be headlining the event. Tonight, Michigans Nik Stauskas of Mississauga, Ontario. Tie Domi Rangers Jersey Authentic . Last years runner-up, Sara Errani, also reached the last eight in straight sets. Flipkens converted all four of her break points against Meusburger, and the third-seeded Errani broke Karin Knapps serve five times to win their all-Italian match 6-4, 6-3.LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Any jitters Terry Rozier had in his first career start werent apparent as he quickly made two 3-pointers that helped set an offensive tone for Louisville. Chris Jones followed Roziers lead by sinking a few more from long range while contributing to the kind of defensive performance coach Rick Pitino wanted. Nothing like a shakeup to make things happen. Jones came off the bench to score 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and the No. 9 Cardinals bounced back from their first loss to roll past Southern Mississippi 69-38 Friday night. Five days after a lacklustre effort in a 93-84 loss to North Carolina, the Cardinals (6-1) were better on both ends with the help of two new starters. Freshman guard Rozier got things going offensively by making his first three from beyond the arc en route to nine points, while 6-foot-10 redshirt freshman centre Mangok Mathiang had seven rebounds and three blocks. "For a freshman to get a start, it builds my confidence up," said Rozier, who added three assists in 19 minutes. Added Jones, "Im happy for him. He deserved it." Jones made 4 of 7 from long range and 5 of 10 overall. Louisville shot 23 of 55 (42 per cent) and matched a season high with 12 3-pointers on 31 attempts. The Cardinals trademark pressure defence forced 22 turnovers and stifled the Golden Eagles (6-1) at the start of both halves, holding them scoreless for more than 12 combined minutes. USMs total points set a season low for a Louisville opponent. "That was a tail whipping," USM coach Donnie Tyndall said. "Their team was obviously better coached and more prepared than our team. I say that sincerely and I mean it." Louisville senior guard Russ Smith scored his 11 points in the second half. Forward Montrezl Harrell also scored 11 with nine rebounds. Louisville outrebounded Southern Mississippi 38-33, scored 21 points off turnovers and made 16 assists. Michael Craigs nine points led the Golden Eagles, who shot 13 of 45 from the field (29 per cent). The Cardinals had nowhere to go but up after losing to the Tar Heels in a game marked by bad shots against the zone and frequent defensiive breakdowns. Chris Kreider Rangers Jersey. . A hard week of practice followed and Pitino changed his starting lineup, inserting Rozier into Jones starting spot with Mathiang supplanting Stephan Van Treese in the middle. "I dont really dont care who starts but I was doing it because I wanted to get Terry some confidence," Pitino said. "He wasnt playing the way the Terry Rozier Ive seen in practice. I just wanted to get him some early minutes and getting him feeling good about himself. It was nothing anybody did wrong." It took just 21 seconds for the moves to start paying off as Rozier buried the first of back-to-back 3-pointers followed by Mathiangs jumper off the glass as Louisville scored the first 13 points over 5:02. Though 5-of-9 shooting helped, improved ball movement against the Golden Eagles zone set up those chances as the patient Cardinals worked it around, inside and out in recording 12 assists, more than they had in both of the past two games. Though the Cardinals good shooting cooled off to 12 of 29 (41 per cent) by halftime as Louisville attempted 17 from beyond the arc, the opportunities were there and Jones came off the bench to sink of 2 of 3. Left out of the early fun were Smith -- who had 36 points in Sundays loss -- and Hancock, whose combined 0-for-8 start from long range left them scoreless at the break. Hancock finished with five points while Smith hit 5 of 8 from the field. "It was one of those games where the defence decides whether or not Im going to score," Smith said. "They didnt want me to score and I wasnt going to take any bad shots." More impressive was Louisvilles defensive energy that Pitino compared to last years championship team. The Cardinals held Southern Mississippi scoreless for the first 5:30 of the game and the initial 6:54 of the second half, paving the way for the kind of performance Pitino hopes will become a habit. "We want to play how we did last season," the coach said. "Last year we played about 70 per cent man(-to-man), and that is what we did tonight. It confuses people and gets them out of rhythm. "I want to continue that." 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 Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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