CALGARY - Tom Dumoulin smartly navigated jet leg and shook off the effects of higher altitude to dominate the Tour of Alberta prologue Tuesday. Zay Jones Womens Jersey . The white cowboy hat gave him a little trouble as he put in on backwards.The 23-year-old from the Netherlands chose an early start number of 26 in the field 118 riders to ease the impact of the eight-hour difference in time zones.After laying down a sub six-minute time in the time trial at Canada Olympic Park, Dumoulin watched and waited for 90 minutes as the rest of the field tried to beat him and failed.It was my own decision and I knew if I had a fast time I needed to wait a long time, the Dutch national time trial champion said. In Holland, its eight hours later, so I decided to start as early. It felt like starting in the middle of the night, so the earlier the better.Dumoulin heads into the first of five stages with a 14-second cushion on prologue runner-up Serghei Tvetcov of Romania. Tom Danielson of the U.S. was 17.01 seconds back in third. Zach Bell of Watson Lake, Yukon, was the top Canadian in eighth.Riders from 19 countries rolled off the start ramp Tuesday. Wednesdays Stage 1 is 143 kilometres of laps in and around Lethbridge. The 734-kilometre race concludes Sunday in Edmonton.Tuesdays four-kilometre prologue was gentle until the last 1.3 km. Cyclists then climbed 100 metres over six switchbacks to a finish line above the sliding track and ski jumps built for the 1988 Winter Olympics.Dumoulin was one of the few who didnt fade in the final push to the finish line. With a time of five minutes 59.70 seconds, the Giant-Shimano team rider was only the man to go under six minutes.The altitude is 1,200 metres and Im coming from sea level, Dumoulin pointed out. You notice the difference, but eventually it didnt make a big difference in the result.I kept some energy for the last hill and it worked out pretty well.Bell of Team Smartstop was 22 seconds behind Dumoulin. The two-time Olympian in track cycling led three Canadians into the top 10 as Christian Meier of Sussex, N.B., was ninth, followed by Ryan Roth of Guelph, Ont., in 10th.This is kind of where I picked up cycling, living in Calgary, so I was pretty familiar with the hill and the course, said Bell, who was a wrestler at the University of Calgary before a switch to cycling.Afternoon showers halted in time to provide dry pavement and a temperature of about 14 degrees at race time.Dennis Rohan of Australia won the inaugural Tour of Alberta champion last year, but he was assigned to the Tour of Spain by BMC Racing and thus didnt return to defend his title.Garmin-Sharp also sent Canadian cycling star Ryder Hesjedal to Spain, but did provide Tour de France stage winner Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania and Tour of Utah victor Danielson to Alberta. Navardauskas was 44th in the prologue.Belkins Steven Kruijswijk of the Netherlands, who was 15th in this years Tour de France, was 23rd.Edmontons Ryan Anderson was eighth overall last year to earn the Maple Leaf jersey as the top Canadian. One of 27 Canadians in the field, Anderson was 15th on Tuesday.Theyre riding for $125,000 in prize money and the overall leaders yellow jersey, as well as other jerseys awarded to the top Canadian, best sprinter and climber, top prospect and the biggest move up in each stage.It was a question who would be there after the prologue, Dumoulin said. I will do everything with the team to get this jersey home.Thursdays Stage 2 is a 145-kilometre dash from Innisfail to Red Deer with a two-lap detour around Sylvan Lake. Fridays Stage 3 is 157 kilometres from Wetaskiwin to CFB Edmonton via Fort Saskatchewan. The riders will hit some gravel patches on Saturdays 163k leg from Edmonton into Sherwood Park. The final stage is 11 laps of an 11-km loop through downtown Edmonton. Zay Jones Jersey . Lack made 20 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Canucks blanked the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in the first post-Olympic game for both teams night. Nathan Peterman Bills Jersey .Manager Brendan Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo on Friday that Sturridge pulled his calf muscle in training as he prepared to return from a five-week layoff due to a thigh strain.DUNEDIN, Florida – Ryan Goins 35th-career major league game will be his first on an Opening Day. "Yes he is the second baseman," said manager John Gibbons, confirming Goins has made the team. "Thats official today." The Blue Jays love Goins glove. General manager Alex Anthopoulos said earlier this spring he believes Goins is the best defensive second baseman the club has had since the days of Orlando Hudson, going so far as to call Goins Gold Glove-caliber. Goins offence, specifically his lack of offensive production, is where the concern lies, although youd be hard-pressed to find anyone in the organization to admit to it publicly. Instead, there is great optimism, most notably from hitting coach Kevin Seitzer, whos developed a bond with Goins dating back to a week spent together in Kansas City during the offseason. The two continue to work on adjusting Goins swing, the latest tweak made Sunday morning before a trip to play the Yankees. Goins has changed the position of his hands in his stance on multiple occasions, first bringing them down and then bringing them in closer to his body. The latest adjustment involves the elimination of a small hitch as Goins cocks his bat, allowing him to get his bat through the strike zone quicker and better square up the pitch. The hitch wasnt happening during soft toss and batting practice but would appear in game action. Far too often, Goins was rolling over on pitches. He hit into a double play in his first at-bat against the Yankees on Sunday but his contact was solid, which is viewed as a positive step. The pitch was a 94 mile per hour cut fastball. The club says it isnt just about results. "I just took a chance yesterday of getting (his hands) back even further and then just saying, feel like theyre not moving, which theyre still going to move but mentally hes thinking theyre not doing anything, load with your body, and his BP was probably the best its been yesterday," said Seitzer. "I feel like Im in a good place," said Goins. "Going into the season I feel like Im ready to go, ready to get it going. The hits havent come in spring training but Ive really made some strides and had some production and really been working on stuff so that when the season comes I dont have to worry. Thats kind of what spring training is for, to get your timing and get everything ready for the season so I think Im in a good spot." The Blue Jays held their annual minor league awards banquet at the Bobby Mattick complex on Monday morning. Goins took home the Triple-A MVP award for his 2013 season at Buffalo. He acquitted himself well defensively with the Blue Jays in 34 games following a mid-August call up. Hell bat ninth, where his .609 OPS from last season belongs and Gibbons has said Goins will need to "hold his own." The club is willing to trade some offence for defence at the bottom of the order. "Thats my job is to make productive outs," said Goins. "Whatever way I can help the team. Hitting a ground ball to the right side to get a guy over, bunting guys over, getting them in from third, just however I can get them in Im willing to do it. Whatever I need to do to stay here." "Hes doing everything that he needs to do to give himself the best chance against big league pitching," said Seitzer. "Im ecstatic from that standpoint. Hes seeing the ball good, recognitions good, plate disciplines been much better than what I understand its been in the pastt. Zay Jones Bills Jersey. Hes very confident on whats going on." REYES UNDERGOES MRI While Jose Reyes insists hes not concerned about the tightness hes feeling in his left hamstring, its enough of a concern that he underwent an MRI on Monday afternoon. Reyes was lifted after the third inning of Saturdays game against Detroit. Is this something he would play through if the games mattered? "Its not the regular season," said Reyes. "The regular season hasnt started yet so I cant think that way. Right now, thats my goal is to be ready for opening day." Manager John Gibbons says Ryan Goins likely will be the clubs shortstop on days when Jose Reyes needs a rest or is injured. Goins is a natural shortstop. MORROWS OUTING Brandon Morrow pitched five innings and threw a personal spring high of 74 pitches in Mondays 6-3, rain-shortened loss to the Phillies. His line was mixed: four earned runs on five hits, three walks and four strikeouts. "Obviously I would have liked to not have walked the two guys in the two scoring innings," said Morrow. "That kind of set up the scoring innings for them." Morrow has one more start before hes penciled in to pitch either the fourth or the fifth game of the season. Hell make that start on Saturday at Olympic Stadium in Montreal and the plan is for Morrow to exceed the 74 pitches he threw on Monday. Manager John Gibbons says the club will closely monitor Morrows pitch count during his early regular season outings. JANSSEN MAKES FIRST GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE APPEARANCE Casey Janssen, whos been on his own program this spring as he battles stiffness in the back of his pitching shoulder, stranded two Phillies singles over a scoreless inning in his first Grapefruit League appearance this year. A control artist not known for his velocity, Janssen wasnt concerned that his fastball topped out at 86 miles per hour. "I think as I continue to challenge my arm the velocity will come," said Janssen. "Still kind of feel like youre kind of breaking through some stuff from the winter and each and every day you kind of hit a new high and continue on like that." Janssen plans to pitch on back to back days on Thursday, against the Phillies in Clearwater, and on Friday versus the Mets in Montreal. TUIASOSOPO ARRIVES Its been quite the odyssey for Matt Tuiasosopo, who was finally in a Blue Jays uniform on Monday morning. "A little crazy," he said. "Flown a lot of miles." Tuiasosopo was in Sydney, Australia, where his former team, the Arizona Diamondbacks, played two season-opening games against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was placed on waivers and picked up by the Blue Jays on Friday, necessitating a Sydney-to-Dallas-to-Tampa trip, 16 hours all told, not to mention the time change. Tuiasosopo is a right-handed hitter with some pop. He has a career .638 OPS hitting against left-handers in a limited major league sample size. He offers the Jays some defensive versatility, able to play the two corner outfield positions as well as first base and third base. "Not a lot of time, just a couple of days," said Tuiasosopo. "Better make the most of every opportunity I get." CAMP CUTS The Blue Jays pared down their major league roster by four bodies on Monday. Outfielder Anthony Gose was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. Infielders Chris Getz and Steve Tolleson, and catcher Mike Nickeas were reassigned to minor league camp. 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 ' ' '