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BUFFALO, N. Seattle Seahawks Jerseys .Y. -- Steven Stamkos called it an "uncharacteristic hat trick." Even though one of the goals counted for the other team. Stamkos scored twice for Tampa Bay and overcame putting another goal in his own net as the Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 in overtime Saturday night. "Its a tough bounce, but we responded," Stamkos said. "We get a power play after that and tie it up and that was a good push back from us." With the game tied at 2, a delayed penalty to Cory Conacher drew Lightning goalie Ben Bishop to the bench for an extra attacker, but Stamkos back pass missed Michael Kostka and bounced off the boards in the neutral zone before gliding into the empty net. "I dont know if he took a puck and had 10 of them in a practice if he could throw it in," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "Gosh, that was tough to watch. And when the puck goes down the ice, of course its like going in slow motion." And for Stamkos, who would later score the winner in overtime, it was the first time seeing an "own goal" in person. "Ive seen it a couple times, never live," Stamkos said. "You see it on the highlights. Im sure Ill make them now in the un-top 10, but as soon as it went over our Ds stick I knew it had a pretty good chance to go in." Alex Killorn and Ryan Callahan also scored for the Lightning, who have earned at least a point in 11 consecutive games. With the win, Tampa Bay remained two points behind Montreal for second place in the Atlantic Division after the Canadiens beat Florida 4-1. Matt DAgostini, Cody Hodgson and Cory Conacher scored for Buffalo, which finished March with a 2-11-1 record. The first period had little flow, with Buffalos failed power play near the midpoint the only time either team threatened to score. That changed at the 12:20 mark, as DAgostini freely carried the puck over the Lightning blue line before firing a point blank wrist shot over the right shoulder of Bishop to give Buffalo a 1-0 lead. Rasmus Ristolainen and Johan Larsson picked up assists on the goal, giving the rookies points in back-to-back nights for the first time in their careers. Buffalo doubled its advantage at the 14:07 mark when Zemgus Girgensons stripped Kostka deep in the Tampa Bay zone, and Christian Ehrhoffs slap shot was redirected into the goal by Hodgson. Girgensons played his first game since missing 11 with a lower-body injury. The lead wouldnt last the rest of the period. Tampa Bay picked up its first goal on Killorns shot that beat Matt Hackett between the legs. Killorns 16th of the season came at the 17:52 mark, and Stamkos scored the tying goal with 14 seconds to play. Bishop was called upon to make a pair of trio of stops four minutes into the second period, as he stopped Tyler Ennis once and Brian Flynn twice before Victor Hedman took a penalty for forcing the net off the moorings. Then came the Stamkos own-goal, and Conacher was given credit for it as the last Sabres player to touch the puck. Conacher was traded from Tampa Bay to Ottawa along with a fourth-round pick for Bishop in April 2013. Bishop recounted watching the puck go in the net from the bench. "It was kinda funny, actually," Bishop said. "One of those things that just happened, thats the first time Ive ever seen it live." Trailing 3-2 and already on the power play, Tampa Bay received a 60-second two-man advantage when Mike Weber took a cross-checking penalty. Its the sort of play Sabres interim head coach Ted Nolan is trying to eliminate from his young team. "You want to see how certain people react," Nolan said. "The one penalty we take to make it 5-on-3, theres no need to cross-check someone in the back of the head twice. Thats just a bad, bad penalty." The Lightning only needed 52 seconds to capitalize. Playing in front of family and friends, Rochester, N.Y., native Callahan tapped in a cross-crease pass from Teddy Purcell to tie it at 3 at 10:07. "I was a Sabres fan, so its definitely nice to come in here and play," Callahan said. The Sabres had several shots at a winning goal with just over five minutes to play, but Bishop made several saves before referee Dave Jackson lost sight of the puck and blew his whistle. Two minutes later, Larssons attempt at an empty net was deflected out of play by Eric Brewers outreached stick. Drew Stafford took a hooking penalty in overtime, and Stamkos walked in from the point to put the winning goal past Hackett. NOTES: Tampa Bay outshot Buffalo 33-28. ... The start of the game was delayed 10 minutes as the Sabres inducted goaltender Dominik Hasek into their Hall of Fame ... Ville Leino missed the game with an undisclosed illness. He left Thursdays 6-1 loss to Nashville after feeling light-headed. Blair Walsh Jersey . Nix is a career .218 hitter in 425 games over six seasons. The 31-year-old right-handed hitter batted .270 with a homer this spring for Tampa Bay. Michael Wilhoite Jersey . This weeks topics include his take on the Kevin Pillar incident, All-Star snubs, the firing of Padres general manager Josh Byrnes and more.LOS ANGELES -- Once he put Paul Goldschmidts first-inning homer behind him, Dan Haren found his bearings and his rhythm. From then on, it was another professional job for the three-time All-Star. Haren pitched into the seventh inning and hit a tiebreaking three-run double, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. "I was scuffling out of the gate, and its been the same way for a long time now," Haren said. "I havent been coming out that crisp out of the bullpen, but I felt really good today and my stuff was there." Dee Gordon hit a rare home run for the Dodgers, who are 10-3 against the Diamondbacks and 27-30 against everyone else. With six games left between the NL West rivals, this is the earliest the Dodgers have ever clinched a season series with Arizona. They began the year by sweeping a two-game set in Sydney, Australia. "We thought wed be doing a lot better against everybody, not just these guys," Arizona catcher Miguel Montero said. "Unfortunately, were not doing good against anybody. So weve just got to pick it up and be a better team the rest of the way." Haren (7-4) allowed three runs and eight hits, including a one-out single in the seventh by pinch-hitter Jordan Pacheco that chased the former Diamondbacks right-hander. Haren, coming off a 6-2 victory last Monday at Cincinnati, has won back-to-back starts first the first time since beating Arizona by identical 8-6 scores in a span of seven days in April. Kenley Jansen got three outs for his 19th save despite giving up a leadoff homer in the ninth by Martin Prado -- his third hit of the game and 1,000th of his career. Arizona right-hander Josh Collmenter (4-4) gave up six runs and eight hits through six innings. He is winless in three starts since his three-hit shutout against the Reds on May 29. Prado gave the Diamondbacks a 3-2 lead with an RBI single in the fourth, but the Dodgers responded with four runs in the bottom half. Matt Kemp singled in a run and Haren drove a 1-0 pitch to right-centre field, clearing the bases as teammate Clayton Kershaw jumped for joy in the dugout. "Collmenter did good, except that one inning. But he went out and gave us six innings and just battled and competed," Montero said. "I know that Haren can hit. He can swing the bat. Hes not like normal ppitchers. Marshawn Lynch Jersey. I dont know if it was a bad pitch or not." Haren, a 12-year veteran with 71 hits and a .209 career batting average, had one RBI in 26 at-bats over his 13 previous starts this season. "I got into a good count and was looking to go the other way, and I got a pitch that I could handle," Haren said. "I used to be a really good hitter, and Im not as good now as I once was. But I put a good swing on that one and the bullpen made it hold up." The damage could have been worse for Collmenter had Goldschmidt not robbed Andre Ethier of at least a double three batters earlier with a diving stop toward the first-base line and toss to Collmenter for the out. Goldschmidts 14th homer came after a leadoff double by Didi Gregorius. Haren has allowed at least one homer in seven consecutive starts. His longest such streak was 10 starts in 2012 with the Angels. "I just got burned with a cutter on Gregorius, and I hung the cutter again to Goldschmidt and made a really bad pitch," Haren said. "But after that, I settled in and got some ground balls." The Dodgers tied it in the fourth on a two-run shot by Gordon, who turned on an 0-1 pitch and drove it into the first row of seats in the right-field corner. It was the second homer this season for the second baseman, and just his fourth in 874 big league at-bats to that point. NOTES: Arizona LHP Joe Thatcher pitched a scoreless eighth, extending his streak against the Dodgers without allowing an earned run to 36 innings and 21 2-3 innings. The only reliever in history with a longer streak against one team without giving up an earned run was Troy Percival, who had 39 in a row against Minnesota spanning 40 innings. ... The Dodgers placed utilityman Chone Figgins on the 15-day disabled list because of a left quad strain and recalled INF Carlos Triunfel from Triple-A Albuquerque. ... The Dodgers were well-represented at Saturdays memorial service for Bob Welch in Scottsdale, Arizona. Among the mourners were Tommy Lasorda, former teammates Steve Yeager, Dusty Baker, Dave Stewart, Rick Honeycutt and Ken Howell, along with longtime visiting clubhouse manager Jerry Turner. Also on hand was ex-Oakland As teammate and current Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire. Welch, who died Tuesday at age 57, was the Diamondbacks pitching coach when they won the World Series in 2001. 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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REGINA - Jesse Gabriel had a goal and two assists and Jordan Papirny made 31 saves as the Brandon Wheat Kings doubled up the Regina Pats 6-3 to open its Western Hockey League first-round tilt with a win. Vince Carter Jersey . John Quenneville, Jayce Hawryluk, Ryan Pilon and Ryan Pulock each had a goal and an assist for the Wheat Kings and Peter Quenneville added a single goal. Morgan Klimchuk, Dryden Hunt and Connor Gay scored for Regina. Pats netminder Dawson MacAuley allowed four goals on 10 shots and was pulled 16:46 into the first period. Tyler Fuhr stopped 23-of-25 shots in relief. --- OIL KINGS 5 RAIDERS 3 EDMONTON — Brett Pollack scored twice and Curtis Lazar had a goal and two assists as the Oil Kings beat Prince Albert in Game 1 of their first-round matchup. Tyler Robertson and Dysin Mayo each had a goal and an assist for Edmonton while Tristan Jarry made 21 saves for the win. Josh Morrissey and Dakota Conroy had a goal and an assist apiece for the Raiders and Brendan Guhle added the other. Prince Alberts starter Nick McBride was pulled at 13:55 of the first period after giving up three goals on nine shots. Cole Cheveldave stopped 32-of-33 shots in relief. --- HITMEN 5 ICE 0 CALGARY — Chris Driedger made 34 saves and Landon Welykholowa had a pair of goals as the Hitmen blanked Kootenay to take Game 2 in Round 1 action. Brady Brassart and Adam Tambellini each had a goal and two assists for Calgary, which evened the series 1-1, and Alex Roach added a single goal. Luke Philp led the Ice with five shots on net. Kootenays Mackenzie Skapski turned away 27-of-32 shots in a losing cause. --- TIGERS 4 BRONCOS 2 MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Chad Butcher broke a 2-2 deadlock at 12:58 of the third period to lift the Tigers over Swift Current in Game 2 of their first-round matchup. Trevor Cox, Miles Koules and Tommy Vannelli each had a goal and an assist for Medicine Hat, which leads the series 2-0. Nathan Burns and Jake DeBrusk had a goal and an assist apiece for the Broncos. Marek Langhamer made 34 saves for Medicine Hat. Eetu Laurikainen stopped 33-of-37 shots for Swift Current. --- WINTERHAWKS 3 GIANTS 0 PORTLAND, Ore. — Brendan Burke only had to stop 15 shots and Boston Leier had a goal and an assist as the Winterhawks blanked Vancouver to go ahead 2-0 in Round 1 play. Nicolas Petan and Alex Schoenborn also scored for Portland. Giants goaltender Payton Lee gave his club a chance to compete, stopping 40-of-43 shots in a losing cause. With the score 1-0, Schoenborn and Leier scored less than two minutes apart to blow the game open in the second period. --- ROCKETS 3 AMERICANS 1 KELOWNA, B.C. — Rourke Chartier scored the games first goal and then capped the night with an empty netter as the Rockets took Game 1 of their first-round clash with Tri-City. Myles Bell also scored for Kelowna and Jordon Cooke made 32 saves for the victory. The Americans got their lone goal from Brian Williams Eric Comrie turned away 32-of-34 shots for the Tri-City. --- THUNDERBIRDS 2 SILVERTIPS 1 KENT, Wash. — Taran Kozun made 38 saves, including 31 through the first 40 minutes, as Seattle edged Everett for a 1-0 lead in its first-round matchup. Russell Maxwell and Shea Theodore both scored power-play goals in the first period for the Thunderbirds. Patrick Bajkov replied with a power-play goal for the Silvertips early in the second period. Everetts Austin Lotz turned aside 20-of-22 shots in defeat. --- ROYALS 2 CHIEFS 1 (OT) VICTORIA — Travis Brown scored 8:10 into the extra period as the Royals won Game 1 of their first-round meeting with Spokane. Ben Walker also scored for Victoria while Brandon Magee assisted on both of his clubs goals. Patrik Polivka kicked out 26-of-27 shots for the Royals. Riley Whittingham scored for the Chiefs and Eric Williams made 31 saves in a losing cause. --- Tracy Mcgrady Jersey . The Los Angeles Clippers showed them just how ugly that life could be. Jared Dudley scored a season-high 21 points, Chris Paul added 16 points and 17 assists, and the Clippers jumped all over the Bulls in Roses absence for a 121-82 victory Sunday. Kyle Lowry Jersey . The underachieving franchise finished 17th in the 19-team league with a 6-17-11 record this season. "Our soccer team is absolutely in complete disarray," said Leiweke, drawing laughs during an Empire Club luncheon speech about the future of MLSE teams and plans to improve them.DENVER – Even a six-game win streak isnt enough to ease the nerves of a head coach. “Coaches never breathe easy,” said Randy Carlyle with a chuckle after his team pulled out an unlikely 5-2 win in Colorado. Make it six straight for the Maple Leafs, who despite the challenges of the blistering Avalanche – one regulation loss in the previous 10, thin air of the Mile High City, and third game in four nights, managed to overcome with two points in the second tilt of a four-game road trip. The primary components of the win streak stood tall yet again. There was more terrific goaltending, this time from James Reimer, who stopped 35 of 37 Avalanche flurries. There was continued dominance from Phil Kessel, who extended his wild point streak to seven games with a pair of goals. There was another quick strike in the opening frame. And there was another fine special teams outing, the Leafs scoring again on the power-play while halting a scorching Colorado man advantage in all four opportunities. Sunny times roll on in the dead of winter for a once victory-challenged squad. “Theres a lot more life in the room,” said Dion Phaneuf after the latest victory. “Weve got a confidence in our dressing room right now that we feel good about ourselves. And thats a good feeling for a team.” Its been eight years since a Toronto club won six in a row, the last run coming during the 2005-06 season. This streak was especially unforeseen considering how dour the scene looked less than two weeks earlier and really for the better part of the season. The Leafs had just four wins in regulation during a stretch of two months and had dropped four consecutive games in the early days of 2014, including a pair of disastrous blowout losses to the Rangers and Hurricanes. But from those ashes has risen an unlikely string of victories – including four in regulation in this run alone – some good fortune aligning with good goaltending, strong special teams and elevated performance from some of the teams top guns, notably Kessel and the top line. “It was a tough stretch,” said Kessel, who has 26 goals on the year, “but we stayed positive and we fought our way out of it and were on a pretty good roll right now.” Five Points 1. En Fuego About the hottest hes ever been as an NHL player, Phil Kessel added two more points to a scorching seven-game point streak. Kessel, who scored twice against the Avalanche and now has goals in four straight games, has six goals and 14 points during the sizzling run. “Hes a mutant almost,” Morgan Rielly beamed to the Leaf Report during Tuesdays game. “Hes just scoring. Hes getting points. Hes happy. Hes flying around out there so its been great. Hes one of the top players in the world and hes proving it.” Kessel managed the two markers, but could have ended up with three or four considering the dozen or so opportunities he had on this night. He scored his first on a breakaway, beating Semyon Varlomov far-side, adding another on a rebound opportunity. “What did he have like 12 shots on goal tonight,” van Riemsdyk said of his linemate, who managed eight shots. “It was pretty incredible the display he put on.” “I couldve had a bunch tonight,” Kessel agreed. “I missed some good chances.” 2. Scoring First With the first of two goals from Kessel – a stretch pass from Dion Phaneuf feeding the winger – Toronto scored first for the fifth time during their rare six-game win streak, a point of emphasis for a team thats been outscored in first periods all season. “That was a big thing weve been keying on is having better starts,” said Tyler Bozak on Tuesday morning. “When you get that first goal the odds say that youve got a way better chance of winning so thats something that we want to do as much as we can.” Scoring first against the Avalanche was especially important. Colorado entered the night with 25-1-3 record when they landed the games first goal. And though the Leafs didnt exactly storm out of the gate – they were being outshot 11-2 at one point, no doubt stung by the altitude – they did manage to hang in, mostly due to the early efforts of James Reimer. “Reims stood tall for us,” said Carlyle of Reimer, who won his second straight start. “Thats what were asking of our goaltenders. When you get a chance to get in there give uus what you can … Give us goaltending that you can hang your hat on. Toronto Raptors Jerseys. .” 3. No Fly Zone James van Riemsdyk took hold of the team lead with his eighth power-play goal of the year against Colorado, redirecting yet another Cody Franson point shot beyond Varlamov for the Leafs second goal. “JVRs got a no-fly zone,” Franson chirped afterward. “Put it in a certain airspace its going down.” van Riemsdyk has proven adept at the tactic of tipping pucks, a skill-set he began practicing on the driveway of his home as a kid. That practice picked up when he reached the NHL in Philadelphia. Flyers assistant coach Joe Mullen helped the former University of New Hampshire star formulate a daily routine for working on it. And now at the end of just about every on-ice workout, the 24-year-old does exactly that. “I owe a lot of that to him because he would hammer away some slappers at me every single day,” said van Riemsdyk of Mullen. “And then Id have Chris Pronger breathing down my neck, getting me out there before practice sometimes doing it. Ive worked on it a lot over the years. It comes a little bit more naturally thanks to those guys.” 4. Offence from the D The Leafs stable of defenders barely made a blip on the offence in the opening two months of the season – just three goals in the first 28 games. Since that point, however, theyve offered a much greater contribution. The group had scored at least a goal in four consecutive games before Tuesday, totaling 17 on the year and a hearty 14 in the past 24 games. And though they didnt find the scoreboard against the Avalanche they did manage to aid in the attack. A pair of point shots – one from Franson on van Riemsdyks 20th of the season and one from Jake Gardiner on Nazem Kadris 13th this season – were redirected for goals. “Our job is to get the puck through or make plays with it up top,” said Phaneuf, who sits second on the team with 20 points this season. “Our forwards have done a really good job down-low of getting us the puck and giving us some time and moving it quickly up to us [at the point]. Weve been able to get some pucks through with some good screens and when you do that you generate chances and thats what weve had success with.” 5. Lead Protection Third period lead protection has been a recurring struggle for the Leafs this season – theyve been outscored 61-42 – and one thats been tested amid the win streak. Just a night earlier in Phoenix, the club had some difficulty protecting a big lead in the final frame – lackadaisical at times, according to Carlyle – before pulling out an eventual win. Again on Tuesday they were tested, but after a quick goal from Nathan MacKinnon, which closed the gap to 4-2, the club gradually found its bearings. “Hopefully this is a sign of growth for our group and we can continue to go forward,” said Carlyle. “Theyve got a lot of offence,” Phaneuf said of the high-powered Avalanche. “Theyre coming with four guys the whole time. We gave up some chances, but really we kept a lot of it to the outside. And when they were coming they obviously were pushing when theyre down by as many as they were. We did a good job holding them off.” Bonus Point – Man Advantage Now ranked third in the NHL, the Toronto power-play struck for the seventh time in the six-game win streak. The unit has sizzled with a 31 per cent success rate during the run (7-23). Stats-Pack 7 – Consecutive games with a point for Phil Kessel, who has six goals and 14 points in that span. 4 – Consecutive games with at least a goal for Kessel. .930 – Even-strength save percentage this season for James Reimer, tied for sixth-best among NHL netminders with at least 20 starts. 4 – Consecutive games with a point for Nazem Kadri, who has two goals and six points in that span. 8 – Shots on goal for Kessel on Tuesday, a season-high. 19 – Points in the past 16 games for Tyler Bozak, who had two assists against Colorado. Special Teams Capsule PP: 1-4Season: 22.9% (4th) PK: 4-4Season: 77.8% (27th) Quote of the Night “JVRs got a no-fly zone. Put it in a certain airspace its going down.” -Cody Franson, on James van Riemsdyks redirection abilities. 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LIVERPOOL, N. Joe Thomas Jersey .S. -- Kelsey Rocque remains the only unbeaten womens skip at the Canadian junior curling championships. The Alberta skip improved to 5-0 with a 7-5 victory over Saskatchewans Kristen Streifel on Monday. In other womens Draw 9 play, British Columbias Kalia Van Osch defeated Northwest Territories Carina McKay-Saturino 7-5. New Brunswick downed Newfoundland and Labrador 9-4, Nova Scotia held off P.E.I. 9-6, Manitoba edged Northern Ontario 9-8 and Quebec cruised past Nunavat 10-4. On the mens side, Manitobas Braden Calvert kept his perfect record at 5-0 with a 10-5 victory against Newfoundland and Labradors Stephen Trickett. In the other late match, British Columbias Cameron de Jong hammered Matthew Miller of the Northwest Territories 14-3. Fourteen mens and 14 womens teams are competing for Canadian titles, with the winning teams earning the right to represent Canada at the World Juniors in Flims, Switzerland on Feb. 26. Ozzie Newsome Jersey . has left the San Jose Sharks to become the Boston Bruins director of player personnel. Jim Brown Jersey .In a statement released Friday, the Catalan club said the Brazil stars recovery would be monitored to determine when he can begin training again.Moussa Sissoko has backed Rafa Benitez to steer Newcastle out of the relegation zone and secure their Premier League status for next season. The Magpies travel to fellow-strugglers Norwich on Saturday three points behind their hosts and top-flight safety, albeit with a game in hand over Alex Neils side.Benitez has yet to win since taking over at St James Park, losing 1-0 at leaders Leicester before rescuing a last-gasp 1-1 draw with rivals Sunderland before the international break. Sissoko says Newcastle have the players to get out of trouble this season But Sissoko is confident there are enough good players to ensure Newcastle escape the drop and says their trip to Norfolk represents a final for the club.We are a really good team. We need to show it on the pitch so we have a massive game against Norwich away, he told Sky Sports News HQ.  Its a final for us, so we will go there and give it everything and hopefully come back with three points.We alll know he [Benitez] is a good manager. Calvin Pryor Jersey. . He has a lot of experience with a lot of teams. He came here to help us stay in the Premier League and I am confident we will do it and we will start on Saturday. Rafael Benitez believes only small changes are needed to ensure they escape relegation Benitez himself believes only small changes are required to turn the clubs fortunes around this season.Why is the club where we are at the moment? From outside you will have plenty of reasons why, from inside? You can see that we have to change little things, he said.But the positive thing for me is... its not difficult. You know two or three things will improve everything, and it is not difficult. I am sure that if we do this we will be fine. Also See: Newcastle video Newcastle fixtures Newcastle stats Get a free £10 bet Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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Wimbledon, England - Australian Open champion Li Na, former Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska and 2011 titlist Petra Kvitova were a trio of second-round winners, while former world No. Custom Chicago Bulls Jerseys . 1 star Victoria Azarenka was ousted Wednesday at The Championships. The second-seeded Li defeated Austrian Yvonne Meusburger 6-2, 6-2 in just over an hour. The Chinese star converted 6-of-10 break-point opportunities and held a lopsided 33-4 advantage in winners. The two-time Grand Slam champion Li will meet Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova on Friday. The fourth-seeded Radwanska was tested in the first set by Australian Casey Dellacqua before posting a 6-4, 6-0 victory in less than an hour on Centre Court. The Polish star was the runner-up at the All England Club two years ago. Radwanskas third-round opponent will be Portugals Michelle Larcher de Brito. The sixth-seeded left-hander Kvitova drubbed German Mona Barthel 6-2, 6-0 to improve to an impressive 21-5 lifetime at Wimbledon. Up next for Kvitova will be five-time Wimbledon champ Venus Williams. The 30th-seeded Williams got past Japans Kurumi Nara 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 for her 73rd career match win here (73-11). The 34-year-old former world No. 1 Williams struck 46 winners, including seven aces, to reach the third round of a major for only the second time in her last 10 Grand Slam tournaments. The 6-foot-1 Williams towered over Nara, the shortest player in the womens top 100 at 5-foot-1. Meanwhile, Serbias Bojana Jovanovski knocked out a rusty eighth-seeded Azarenka 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. The two-time Australian Open champ Azarenka just returned to the tour last week, and lost her only match, after being sidelined with a foot injury for three months. Azarenka reached back-to-back Wimbledon semifinals in 2011 and 2012 before pulling out in the second round here a year ago due to an injury. In another match involving a former world No. 1, 16th-seeded Danish star Caroline Wozniacki committed only two unforced errors in cruising past British wild card Naomi Broady 6-3, 6-2 in a mere 59 minutes. Wozniacki, who is still seeking a trip into her first-ever Wimbledon quarterfinal, will meet little-known Croat Ana Konjuh in the round of 32. In other play involving top-16 seeds, No. 10 Aussie Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova, of Slovakia, edged out Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck 3-6, 6-3, 8-6 and American Lauren Davis upended No. 12 Italian Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 7-6 (7-4). Also, 22nd-seeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova bested Japans Misaki Doi 7-5, 6-4; 23rd-seeded Czech Lucie Safarova saw her way past Slovenian Polona Hercog 7-6 (9-7), 7-5; Zahlavova Strycova upset 32nd-seeded Russian Elena Vesnina 6-4, 6-2; and talented Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia took out American Varvara Lepchenko 7-5, 6-3. Other second-round action saw Larcher de Brito get past Aussie Jarmila Gajdosova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3; Chinese Peng Shuai paste Russian Maria Kirilenko 6-0, 6-3; Konjuh beat Belgian Yanina Wickmayer 3-6, 6-2, 6-2; and Czech Tereza Smitkova cool off American Coco Vandeweghe 6-3, 7-6 (7-4). Vandeweghe captured her first-ever WTA title, on grass, in The Netherlands last week. The first round concluded Wednesday when 2010 Wimbledon runner-up Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, snuck past Brit Tara Moore 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 9-7 and Kazakhstans Zarina Diyas topped Frances Kristina Mladenovic 7-6 (7-4), 6-4. The second round is scheduled to conclude Thursday, including a match for top- seeded Serena Williams, who will be opposed by South African Chanelle Scheepers. The American great is a 17-time major champion, including five Wimbledon championships, just like her older sister, Venus. Meanwhile, third-seeded French Open runner-up Simona Halep will face Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko and fifth-seeded Roland Garros champion Maria Sharapova will take on Swiss Timea Bacsinszky. Sharapova captured her lone Wimbledon title by upsetting Serena in the final here 10 years ago. Also on Thursdays schedule will be 11th-seeded former top-ranked star Ana Ivanovic and 13th-seeded two-time 2014 Grand Slam semifinalist Eugenie Bouchard. Cameron Payne Jersey. However, Therrien added that Galchenyuks status for next Wednesdays game against the Detroit Red Wings is questionable. Galchenyuk has been out since Jan. 6 with a broken right hand. Jerian Grant Jersey . 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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Luis Suarez has returned home to Uruguay, but hes missed the crowds who had come to greet a national hero expelled from the World Cup for biting. Giuliano Jersey . Suarez landed early Friday on a private flight, hours after the expected arrival time. President Jose Mujica was among some 1,000 people who came to Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo to greet Suarez Thursday night, but the president and the rest of the crowd left well before he arrived. He left without making comments to the press. Walace Jersey . Harrison Barnes had 15 points and Reggie Bullock scored 11 for the Tar Heels (17-3, 4-1 ACC), who took the court for the first time without starter Dexter Strickland. The junior guard tore his right ACL last Thursday at Virginia Tech and will miss the rest of the season. Willian Jersey . -- The Anaheim Ducks have signed left wing Dany Heatley to a one-year deal, returning the 33-year-old unrestricted free agent to the Pacific Division.VANCOUVER -- The Vancouver Whitecaps havent had any difficulty getting up for big games this season, and Sundays performance against one of the top clubs in Major League Soccer was no different. Darren Mattocks scored for the fourth time in the last five games after Vancouver was gifted an own goal as the Whitecaps defeated Sporting Kansas City 2-0. "Its good win for us against a very good team," said Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson. "It was a good test for us -- a test that we managed to overcome. I believed we could win the game if we did things right." Vancouver (7-4-11) was on the front foot against the defending MLS champions from the start to hand Kansas City (11-6-6) its first loss in MLS since May 31. "I think we managed the game," said Mattocks, who saw his penalty saved in the 85th minute. "Theres going to be games where were going to need to win 1-0 on the road or at home. "We should have got a third or even a fourth (goal) in the second half, but three points, well take it." Vancouver came in just 1-2-6 over its last nine -- including four straight ties -- and won for the first time since July 5. The Whitecaps were in desperate need of Sundays victory with all of the teams around them picking up points in the Western Conference standings. "I watched all the games yesterday and I was pig sick if I was honest," said Robinson. "Every game that I seemed to watch, the result I wanted to go our way didnt go our way, but as Ive said all along its not what other teams do. Its what we do." David Ousted was rarely tested in Vancouvers goal on the way to picking up his second straight clean sheet as the Whitecaps moved back into a playoff spot. "It is definitely crunch time right now. We need to keep winning like we did today to keep up," said Ousted, who now has six shutouts on the year. "This was a good start, but the work doesnt stop here. " The Whitecaps have victories in rivalry games against the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers this season, and added a win over the top team in the Eastern Conference with Sundays performance at B.C. Place Stadium. What they need to do now is produce similar results against some of the leagues lesser lights, starting next week at Chivas USA. "Were not actually far away," said Robinson. "I keep saying were that close but were that far ... the potentials there, it really is." The Whitecaps took the lead in the 17th minute on Sunday when Kansas City defender Igor Juliao and goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum got their signals crossed after Vancouvers Pedro Morales lofted a long ball towards goal. Juliao tried to head a pass back towards Gruenebaum, but it instead dribbled over the line for a 1-0 lead. "It was just a miscommmunication between the fullback and the goalkeeper, but well take it," said Robinson. Lucas Lima Jersey. . "We did get lucky on the first goal but take that out of it (and) I think we thoroughly deserved the victory. "It was good performance against a top team." Vancouver doubled the advantage in the 30th minute when Morales and Mattocks pounced on a Kansas City turnover in midfield and broke back the other way. Morales drew a defender towards him before squaring the ball to Mattocks, who made no mistake in slotting a low shot past a helpless Gruenebaum for his sixth of the season. It could have been 3-0 in first-half stoppage time, but Vancouvers Sebastian Fernandez saw his effort cleared off the line by Kansas City defender Aurelien Collin. The Whitecaps -- who entered play with just six goals in their last eight games -- had a few other great chances that also went begging in the opening 45 minutes, including a pair from Mattocks. "Darren was fantastic for me today. He scored a goal, he missed two or three other chances in the first half and he missed a penalty, but we won," said Robinson. "Darrens a player that I want to grow with. Hes got potential to go as far as I believe he can, but its not going to happen over night." Sporting sits first in the East and had won five straight road games, one short of the MLS record during the non-shootout era, but were on their heels from the opening whistle as Vancouver controlled the midfield for long stretches. The visitors replaced Gruenebaum with Jon Kempin in goal to start the second half, and had a good chance in the 46th minute when Jacob Peterson tested Ousted with a stinging shot. Morales had a half chance from outside the Kansas City area in the 62nd minute before Collin headed wide at the other end a few moments later off a corner kick. Whitecaps defenders Johnny Leveron and Jordan Harvey almost linked up for another opportunity off a Vancouver corner in the 70th, but Kansas City survived to keep the score at 2-0 before Kempin stopped Mattocks late penalty. "The most important thing is we got three points against a very good K.C. team," said Mattocks. "For us to get a clean sheet, hats off to the guys at the back and David in goal. To get three points, two goals, its a very big achievement for us." Notes: The game marked Vancouvers first-ever victory over Kansas City in five all-time meetings. ... Morales picked up his ninth assist of the season to tie a club record. ... Vancouver defender Andy OBrien played his first game since June 25. ... Collin, Matt Besler, Graham Zusi and striker Dom Dwyer all represented Sporting in Wednesdays MLS all-star game against Bayern Munich. ... Kansas City hosts Toronto FC next Saturday. ... 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New York, NY (SportsNetwork. Steve Carlton Jersey .com) - The New York Yankees avoided arbitration with right-hander Esmil Rogers on Wednesday, signing the right-hander to a one-year deal. The deal is believed to be worth $750,000, but he could earn up to $1.48 million. Rogers was claimed off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on July 31 and made 18 appearances (one start) for the Yankees, going 2-0 with a 4.68 ERA. He also posted a 23/10 K/BB ratio in 25 innings. The 29-year-old hurler broke into the majors with Colorado in 2009 and is 18-21 lifetime with a 5.54 ERA in 192 games (43 starts) for the Rockies, Cleveland Indians and Yankees. Aaron Altherr Jersey . -- Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera has a broken bone below his right eye after being struck by a bad-hop grounder, sidelining the star slugger for at least a week with opening day on deck. Chase Utley Jersey .J. Ward appeared in court Friday on misdemeanour charges that he threw a glass mug at a bartender at a Denver strip club.England bowler Stuart Broad is targeting a clean sweep of Test series wins when Pakistan and Sri Lanka visit England this summer. England have beaten all-comers in recent years, including the impressive Ashes series win over Australia last summer, but the scalps of Pakistan and Sri Lanka have eluded them.Broad says England will be determined to beat both teams this summer, insisting the side will do so by playing an attractive brand of cricket. Were in a great place as an England cricket team, Broad told Sky Sports News HQ.There are a lot of people being talked about for England spots which is always a bonus and we have seven of the nine Test trophies available to us. England lost 2-0 in last years Test series against Pakistan in UAE The two we dont have are Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Theyre here this summer and what an opportunity that is, what a motivation that is for a group of guys to fight throughout the summer and play some exciting cricket and entertain.Part of the new philosophy of England cricket is to win games of course but we also want to entertain the people watching and well be looking to do that every day we step on to that field.Weve got a young squad so weve had a few inconsistent days but the more cricket we play the better well get at that. But whatever we do, we will do it with a smile on our face and in a positive manner. Alastair Cook sports his new-style helmet Broad was also asked for his take on the new helmet regulations after Test captain Alastair Cook began the season wearing an old-style helmet before eventually wearing an ECB-compliant lid in Essexs County Championship draw with Sussex this week.In the past couple of years, there have been a few instances that have been pretty tough, Broad said.Craig Kieswetter had to rettire with a fractured cheekbone and obviously the Phillip Hughes scenario was just awful. Pete Rose Jersey. I had one that went through the grille and broke my nose in both places so Ive obviously experienced the wrong side of it.But there are batsmen out there - Cookie has scored nearly 10,000 runs in a particular style. Its hard for him to change and adjust. Stuart Broad says he understands why Alastair Cook refused to wear the new helmet at the start of the cricket season, but insists changes had to be made Im more of a bowler so I will take safety first whereas someone like Cookie or Jonathan Trott, their careers are batting, their careers are scoring runs, so I understand they dont want to take the risk of losing sight of the ball for a split second or feeling uncomfortableCookie averaged 45 or 46 with that particular helmet so he doesnt want to run the risk of getting out early or costing us a Test match by changing a helmet. Also See: Inzamam named Pakistan selector England fixtures/results Malinga doubtful for England tour WATCH: Root bowls out Stokes! 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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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Ice dancers Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier of Toronto posted their best result this season with a silver medal on Thursday at the ISU Four Continents Championships figure skating competition. Raymond Felton Jersey . Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue of the U.S., took the gold with 158.25 points. Gilles and Poirier, the leaders after the short dance, followed at 153.71 and Alexandra Aldridge and Daniel Eaton of the U.S., were third at 144.95. Gilles and Poirier impressed with a stationary lift and two rotational lifts, but lost a few points on a straight line lift and the diagonal steps. The Canadians earned a season-best of 91.33 points for the free dance. "Weve had a seasons best in both programs. Thats definitely more than we can ask for," said Poirier. "I think today the performance was a bit tight, compared to the times weve done it in the past, but there were some positive things to take out of this. Were going to take this competition with us, because it taught us a lot about resilience and about being able to come back so quickly after nationals." Poirier suffered a serious ankle injury last spring in training that required surgery. They were fifth and sixth on the Grand Prix circuit this season and were fourth at the Canadian championships two weeks ago to fall short for a berth on the Olympic team. Kharis Ralph of Toronto and Asher Hill of Pickering, Ont., were fourth at 137.03 and Nicole Orford of Burnaby, B.C., and Thomas Williams of Okotoks, Alta., fifth at 133.42. In womens competition, Kanako Murakami gracefully executed a double triple toe jump and a triple flip jump that put her at the top of a tightly contested race with 64.73 points, just ahead of Li Zijun of China on 62.84 and fellow Japanese Haruka Imai at 62.72. Murakami was on her way to her first Winter Olympics and said the Four Continents was building her confidence and refining her program. "I didnt want to come to the Four Continents but now Im glad I came here," she said. "Of course there are things that can be improved." Amelie Lacoste of Delson, Que., was 10th, Veronik Mallet of Sept-Iles, Que., 11th and Alaine Chartrand of Prescott, Ont., 15th. The free skate is on Sunday. Oklahoma City Thunder Jerseys .C. -- LeBron James called comments on an audio recording of a man identified as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling "appalling" and said hes not sure if he would suit up for the remainder of the NBA playoffs if he played for the Clippers. Gary Payton Jersey . They know how difficult it is to beat the San Antonio Spurs. George scored 28 points and Indiana defeated San Antonio 111-100 on Saturday night, snapping an 11-game skid against the Spurs.The Calgary Stampeders announced the hiring of Rich Stubler as their new defensive coordinator on Thursday morning. Stubler had spent the last two seasons in the same capacity with the BC Lions. "Im pleased to be able to add a coach with such a wealth of experience," said Stampeders coach and general manager John Hufnagel in a release. "Rich has a great track record of success as a coach in this league and I know hell be a tremendous asset to our staff." Stubler made his CFL coaching debut in 1983 as the defensive coordinator for the Hammilton Tiger-Cats. Detlef Schrempf Jersey. Hes also spent time in the same role with Edmonton Eskimos and Toronto Argonauts. In 2008, Stubler served as head coach of the Argos. "Im appreciative that the Stampeders and Coach Hufnagel have a little faith in me,” said Stubler in the same release. “Im really excited to come and work for the Red and White.” Stubler had met with new Winnipeg Blue Bombers coach Mike OShea last week about coming aboard in the same capacity with the Bombers. As a CFL coach, Stubler has won four Grey Cups. 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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(SportsNetwork. Donald Penn Jersey .com) - The New York Islanders will try to push their winning streak to four straight and pick up a win in Edmonton for the first time in nearly 12 years on Sunday night as they visit the Oilers and Rexall Place. The Islanders have won the first two games of a seven-game road trip, with the Western Canada portion of the swing ending on Tuesday at Vancouver. New York has won seven of its past nine overall after beating the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Friday. John Tavares scored both goals and Kyle Okposo picked up a pair of assists to pace the offense. Tavares leads the Islanders with 17 goals and is tied with Okposo for the club lead with 34 points. Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves and has not lost since Dec. 11. We feel pretty good, said New York head coach Jack Capuano. For us, we got away from our game a little bit during the course of the game but for the most part I just thought it was a good hockey game on both sides. Halak won his seventh straight start and is an outstanding 21-6-0 this season with a 2.21 goals against average and .919 save percentage with three shutouts. He is a stellar 7-1-1 lifetime against the Oilers with a 1.76 GAA, .920 save percentage and three shutouts. New York split a pair of meetings last season with the Oilers, but a 3-2 overtime loss in Edmonton extended its series road losing streak to four straight games. The Islanders have not won in Edmonton since March 13, 2003. The Isles stand a good chance at snapping that skid tonight given that the Oilers are just 2-14-8 over their past 24 games. They lost their second in a row past regulation on Friday, falling 2-1 in a shootout to the Colorado Avalanche. Ben Scrivens made 27 saves, but yielded goals to Matt Duchene and Alex Tanguay in the tiebreaker. Duchene used a deke and scored on his forehand to open the second round and Scrivens then bit on a deke by Tanguay, who hung on to the puck before firing it over the Oilers netminder. Despite the loss, the Oilers finished strong, outshooting the Avs 12-3 in the third period and getting a game-tying goal on the power play at 4:47 of the frame. Benoit Pouliot potted the goal in his return from an 18-game absence caused by a broken foot. Obviously our third was our best period, said Pouliot. The Oilers open a four-game homestand tonight not long after trading forward David Perron to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday for forward Rob Klinkhammer and a 2015 first-round pick. Defenseman Keith Aulie, meanwhile, will wrap a two-game suspension tonight for an illegal check to the head of Calgary forward Matt Stajan on Wednesday. Scrivens is 2-1-0 lifetime versus the Islanders with a 3.24 GAA and .893 save percentage. Giorgio Tavecchio Jersey.com) - One point guard will return, while another will sit when the Minnesota Timberwolves visit American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks. Sebastian Janikowski Jersey.The league also seems to have a fairly active Twitter account www.twitter.com/bikinihockey that features the description “We provide a positive alternative to the hockey community and a venue for adult female hockey athletes to continue in their sport.The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed goaltender Curtis McElhinney to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Monday. The 31-year-old posted a 10-11-1 record with a 2.78 goals against average and a .909 savee percentage, while appearing in 28 games. Tyrell Adams Jersey. In 97 career games with the Flames, Ducks, Senators, Coyotes and Blue Jackets, McElhinney has a 29-37-9 record with a 2.97 GAA and .902 save percentage. 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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The Washington Nations added some infield depth on deadline day by acquiring shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera from the Cleveland Indians for shortstop Zach Walters, according to multiple reports. Chuck Foreman Jersey . The Nationals may use Cabrera at second base as well. Washington needed some help in the infield with third baseman Ryan Zimmerman sidelined with a hamstring injury. The 28-year-old is hitting .246 with nine homers and 40 runs batted in over 97 games played this season with the Indians. Cabrera, a two-time All-Star, is a free-agent at seasons end. Walters, 24, has appeared in 32 games for the Nationals this season. Ryan Quigley Jersey . The Mercedes duo of three-time Canadian Grand Prix champion Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg has won all six races to start the season, finishing one-two in the last five. Michael Floyd Jersey . A 23-year-old rookie, Stroman is 4-2 with a 3.44 earned run average in 12 games this season, the past seven of those being starts. He logged the first scoreless outing of his career on Friday versus Oakland in a no-decision.Jamie Redknapp upstaged the professionals by holing an impressive putt during the opening round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Redknapp, who plays off a handicap of four, has been a regular on the golf course in recent years and frequently appears in the tournament played across three courses in Scotland. Alfred Dunhill Links day one Highlights from the opening round in Scotland The tournament has a unique format and has a team competition pairing European Tour players with celebrity golfers, with Redknapp partnered alongside Rikard Karlberg this week. Beginning on the Old Course at St Andrews, the pair reached the turn in 31 aand picked up a shot at the 12th before Redknapp found the green at the par-four next in two. Custom Minnesota Vikings Jerseys.  The Sky Sports Football pundit had work to do and was still over 35 feet from the flag, but judged his birdie attempt perfectly to find the heart of the cup. Click on the video above to see Redknapps moment of magic! Watch the Alfred Dunhill Championship throughout the week live on Sky Sports - your home of golf. Live coverage resumes on Friday from 1pm.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: First round highlights Dunhill Links leaderboard 2015 recap: Olesens victory Golf live on Sky Sports Cheap NFL JerseysCheap 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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BARCELONA, Spain -- Cristiano Ronaldo paraded his Ballon dOr trophy and scored his league-leading 22nd goal, helping Real Madrid to provisionally move top of the Spanish league with a 2-0 win over Granada on Saturday. Joe DiMaggio Jersey . Ronaldo soaked up an ovation from fans in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium as he held up his award for the best player in the world in 2013 before the match, which he then put his stamp on with a pinpoint strike to score in the 56th minute. Ronaldo had wept when Pele announced his name at the Ballon dOr gala, but he kept his emotions in check back at his home grounds, saying it was "a different afternoon" that left him "very moved." "Im very happy because my fans have helped me so much during these past years," Ronaldo said. "The Ballon dOr is for the equipment managers, the trainers ... for all the people who work for Real Madrid. Its for everyone." Karim Benzema sealed Madrids ninth straight win -- and seventh consecutive clean sheet -- in all competitions in the 74th, moments after Ronaldos deflected free kick clipped the crossbar. Madrid moved two points above Barcelona and Atletico Madrid before they play games on Sunday. "My team is playing perfectly in 2014," Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said. "It has balance between attack and defence. Thats the key. We havent won any silverware yet ... but our games in 2014 have been perfect." Also, Levante twice overcame one-goal deficits before Simao Mate scrambled in the 75th-minute winner to topple Sevilla 3-2 on the road, dealing the Andalusian side its first defeat in nine rounds. Levante goalkeeper Keylor Navas again proved to be among the best in Spain with multiple saves, while Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic scored his 10th goal of the season after missing a penalty. Levantes Nikos Karabelas and Sevillas Jairo Samperio were both shown red cards late. Valladolid ended Villarreals three-game winning run with a 1-0 victory at home courtesy of defender Jesus Ruedas 40th-minute header to provisionally escape the relegation zone. Espanyols promising striker Jhon Cordoba scored from long range before earning a penalty to help draw 2-2 at Valencia as both teams stayed in the upper half of the table. Madrids Gareth Bale was substituted at halftime after being kicked in the groin early on. Ancelotti said after the game Bale wasnt injured, just "uncomfortable," and he expects his winger to be ready for the Copa del Rey match against Espanyol on Tuesday. This was Madrids first home game since Ronaldo won his second Ballon dOr on Jan. 13 when he ended Lionel Messis four-year reign. Madrid fans greeted Ronaldo with an enormous mosaic stretching across a wide section of seating that read "CR7" -- Ronaldos nickname composed of his initials and shirt number. Ronaldo responded by lifting his award with one hand while waving to his supporters with the other. He then called his teammates and veteran stadium manager Agustin Herrerin to pose with him for photos. Ronaldo scored his 32nd goal in 28 games overall this season after receiving a pass from Luka Modric, who has established himself as Ancelottis most reliable midfielder both in attack and defence. "(Modrics) biggest quality is his ability to make incisive passes," Ancelotti said. "Earlier in the season we had less personality in our style." Ronaldo turned with the ball, shuffled to his left, and slotted a left-footed strike inside the post before running to the end-line to bask in his second showering of applause for the day. Granada never threatened Madrid, while goalkeeper Roberto Fernandez denied Ronaldos bicycle kick in first-half injury time and got low to save his shot in the 68th. "We showed too much fear," Roberto said. 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