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Andy Murray has been drawn in a group with Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic at the ATP World Tour Finals. Jay Prosch Texans Jersey .Murray has never won the prestigious competition and will be looking to retain his new world No. 1 crown in London, which he took from Novak Djokovic on Monday.This year, Murray lost to Nishikori in the US Open quarterfinals and Cilic in the final at Cincinnati. The Scot beat Wawrinka in the French Open semifinals in June.The ATP World Tour Finals starts on Sunday and features the top eight players in the world, with the other group including Djokovic, Milos Raonic, Gael Monfils and Dominic Thiem.Djokovic has won the season-ending tournament for the last four years running and could claim back top spot in the rankings if he defends his title at the O2 Arena.Murray, however, will remain at the summit if he can match or better Djokovics run and he will be confident of doing so after securing his fourth consecutive title at the Paris Masters on Sunday.Its obviously nice for that to happen and to get to play in London being ranked one, Murray told ATP TV after the draw. Once you get out on the court though youre not thinking about your ranking, youre playing against the best players in the world.Every match is extremely tough and Ill look forward to getting out there. Its always an amazing atmosphere at the O2, we get great crowds there so itll be good fun.Murrays success has put him 405 points ahead of Djokovic in the rankings but has also meant an exhausting few weeks for the British No. 1.Im trying to take a few days rest now, Murray said. Obviously I finished on Sunday in Paris. Ill start hitting again on Thursday. I need a few days break now and will start practising again nearer the weekend.Its one big final push for all the guys in the event. Its been a lot of tennis for everyone this year so hopefully everyone plays well.Murrays greatest threat in the group stage will be Wawrinka, the world No. 3 who won his third grand slam title at the US Open in September.The Swiss had won three consecutive matches against Murray before their most recent meeting at Roland Garros, when the Briton came through on the clay in four sets.Its been amazing what hes done this year and also over the past 10 years, Wawrinka said. Hes an amazing player, hes been fighting for everything and winning almost everything. He deserves to be No. 1, hes played so well recently.It will be good for him playing at home, being No. 1 just now, so it will be an interesting tournament. Braxton Miller Texans Jersey . Ancelotti says Ronaldo has recovered from a hamstring injury but "but he doesnt feel comfortable yet so we wont risk him." Madrid is third in the Spanish league, six points behind leader Barcelona, going into Saturdays game against Valladolid. Will Fuller Texans Jersey . The 28-year-old from Calgary matched his career best after missing just one shot in his two rounds of shooting in the mens 10-kilometre sprint competition. Smith finished in 23 minutes 15. . Los Angeles star goalie survived those perilous gymnastics with no problem, and he eventually backstopped the Kings to a skid-snapping win. Quick stopped 27 shots in his return from a 24-game injury absence, Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:55 to play, and the Kings snapped their five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees released utilityman Dustin Ackley on Friday and announced that injured pitcher Nathan Eovaldi was designated for assignment.New York also traded left-hander James Pazos to the Seattle Mariners for minor league right-hander Zack Littell.Right-hander Nick Rumbelow and lefty Joe Mantiply were designated for assignment. Right-hander Branden Pinder was sent outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.Ackley, the No. 2 pick in the 2009 amateur draft, batted .148 with no homers and four RBI in 28 games last season. He tore the labrum in his right shoulder May 29 while diving back to first base on a pickoff attempt and needed season-ending surgery.Eovaldi was expected to lose his rosterr spot because the right-hander will be sidelined next year as he recovers from major elbow surgery and can become a free agent following the 2017 season anyway. Quintin Demps Texans Jersey. Acquired from the Marlins in a December 2014 trade, Eovaldi was 9-8 with a 4.76 ERA this year.The 25-year-old Pazos was 1-0 with a 13.50 ERA in seven relief appearances covering 3 1/3 innings last season.Littell, 21, went a combined 13-6 with a 2.66 ERA in 28 games (27 starts) with two Class A clubs. He had 156 strikeouts and 34 walks in 165 2/3 innings.The Yankees said Littell will be assigned to Class A Tampa. 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 ' ' ' 
TAMPA, Fla. T.J. Yeldon Jersey . -- Mark Barron can hardly wait to see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers again.The Los Angeles linebacker/safety acknowledges he still harbors hard feelings for the team that drafted him No. 7 overall in the 2012 NFL draft. Tampa Bay gave up on him less than three seasons into a career thats taken off since the Rams acquired -- and cast him in a hybrid role that helped the punishing hitter land a five-year, $45 million contract last winter.Barron faces his former team for the second time Sunday when Los Angeles (1-1) visits Raymond James Stadium. While the fifth-year pro says he doesnt go out of my way to keep up with the Bucs (1-1) these days, he concedes the decision in 2014 to ship him to the Rams in exchange for two draft picks motivates him.It was just the way everything happened. I didnt ever feel like it was the way it should have happened, said Barron, who started all 37 games he played for the Bucs, who viewed him as a bad fit for the defense installed when then-coach Lovie Smith replaced Greg Schiano two years ago.I didnt feel like it was respectful at all, in my opinion. But Im happy it happened, Barron added. I feel like it was one of the better things that happened to my career, actually.Used exclusively as a safety before joining the Rams eight games into the 2014 season, Barron forced four fumbles and led his new team with 135 tackles a year ago, when he started 11 games while filling in for injured linebacker Alec Ogletree. Hes also retained some responsibilities as a safety in pass coverage.We felt like Mark was better suited for that than what they asked him to do (in Tampa), Rams coach Jeff Fisher said.He was surprised about the move. Weve kind of morphed (Barron) into more of a down-safety/linebacker position, Fisher added. He can still do the things in space, if you need, but hes so talented and so instinctive around the line of scrimmage that (we) just let him play.Barron, who had eight tackles in the Rams 31-23 win over Tampa Bay last December, likes the hybrid role.I wouldnt say it fits me better. I like doing it, I feel like its good because ... Im closer to the ball, he said. I feel like I was always a guy that was always around the ball, even from a safety position. So now Im just closer to it and I can get to everything faster, which allows me to make more plays.Things to know about Rams-Bucs:SHORT MEMORY: A week after throwing for four touchdowns against Atlanta, Tampa Bays Jameis Winston was intercepted four times and lost a fumble in a 40-7 loss at Arizona. The first pick in the 2015 draft has a knack for rebounding from poor performances, embracing the snap and clear mentality preached by quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian. It goes with positive plays and negative plays, he said. Dirk Koetter was asked if Winston is adept at shrugging off bad games. Yeah, he has to be, the coach said. We cant play like we did the other night or its going to be a long season.CORNER HELP: The Rams defense was sharp during their 9-3 win over the Seahawks, but Seattle repeatedly threw to receivers covered by cornerbacks Coty Sensabaugh and Troy Hill, sensing weakness in the backups. Los Angeles could get help at that key position this week if E.J. Gaines is able to return. After missing all of last season with a foot injury, he has been sidelined since the preseason with a thigh injury.GROUNDED: Bucs RB Doug Martin, an All-Pro last year, injured his right hamstring last week and is expected to miss at least three games. He was the second-leading rusher in the NFL behind Adrian Peterson last season. The workload for Charles Sims and Jacquizz Rodgers will increase during the two-time Pro Bowl selections absence.CHASING JAMEIS: Winston and Rams All-Pro defensive lineman Aaron Donald discussed last seasons Rams-Bucs matchup at last winters Pro Bowl. He was saying, `Youre just mad because you aint sacked me yet, ` Donald said with a grin. The Rams pursuit of the young QB is a key to their defensive game plan. Although the Bucs star is not as mobile as San Franciscos Blaine Gabbert and Seattles Russell Wilson, Los Angeles is preparing for Winston to attack anyway he can. We know hes one of the best quarterbacks in the game, MLB Ogletree said, but were confident.---AP NFL website: and Blake Bortles Jaguars Jersey .Y. -- Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo had little trouble picking up his first shutout of the season against a Buffalo Sabres team thats having trouble scoring goals. Allen Robinson Youth Jersey . Rinne played two periods in his first game since left hip surgery in early May. Gabriel Bourque scored 3:07 into the second period and Austin Watson tallied 5:15 later for Nashville. .S. -- Nikolaj Ehlers registered a hat trick for the third straight game and Jonathan Drouin had a goal and five assists as the Halifax Mooseheads hammered the host Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 10-1 on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - The Nashville Predators placed defenseman Hal Gill on waivers Tuesday. The move comes just over a year since the Preds inked the veteran to a two-year contract worth $4 million. Gill, 38, played in 32 regular-season games and failed to record a point this past season. The Providence product and former Boston Bruins draft pick played in back-to- back Stanley Cup Finals for the Penguins, winning a title the second time around in 2009. Yannick Ngakoue Youth Jersey. 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Star halfback Shaun Johnson will get some welcome respite when the Warriors have their second NRL bye next week. Roger Craig 49ers Jersey .Johnson has been nursing a quad strain over the past two matches and is again managing the injury ahead of the clash with the Gold Coast Titans in Auckland on Saturday.He says the thigh remains sore but was getting better every day.Its one of those things that you get it just good enough to play the game and Ive been able to get through the last couple, he said.The staff here are doing a terrific job of looking after me and giving me the chance to play.Johnson is looking forward to the extra rest and recovery that will come with the bye before the Warriors travel to Perth to face Manly.Ive been pushing for the last two to three weeks now and one more to go.The injury meant Johnson has handed over the goal-kicking duties to hooker Issac Luke in each of the past two rounds.He said the twinge did not restrict him too much during a match and he felt it mainly when sprinting or kicking for position.Obviously the kicking is a big part of my game, he said.The first couple might be alright, but then I might have to do a sprint and I sort of feel it.Then, at the back end of that, I maybe put a long kick in, and thats when it really affects me, but it hasnt affected me enough to pull me off the field. 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Absolutely nothing.The Swedes, fresh off a silver medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, are solid in every aspect of the game. Its chemistry, depth, talent and consistency are four reasons Team Sweden will win the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto.Its more than just a gut-check prediction.Each of these eight teams in this tournament are loaded with the best players in the world, so it shouldnt take long for every team to mesh during training camp. But after scouting Team Sweden for the first three days of camp, its as though this group has been playing together forever. In some cases, many of these players have, especially on the international level. The majority of this roster played in the last Olympics, and combined its players have 815 games with the national team.Theres a calm demeanor about Sweden. Its players collectively ooze a quiet confidence.Obviously, we want to win it, said forward Nicklas Backstrom. Ultimately, thats our goal. Were striving for that, but we know there are a lot of good teams out there, so we really have to play our best.Theres no blah-blah-blah to this teams chemistry.Its huge, Backstrom said. If you look at teams that have been successful, its always the team that really gets together and plays as a team. Its so important. Weve got to get everything together. Its been good so far, but were starting games [Thursday], so itll be interesting.Henrik Lundqvist is the No. 1 goalie now and for the foreseeable future, until he decides to give up his throne. Coach Rikard Gronborg can still be flexible with his lines and defensive pairings, but things appear pretty much set. Special teams looked fantastic during the first week of training camp. The players are focused and jovial as they prepare for a pair of preseason games against Finland on Thursday and Saturday before both teams travel to Washington, D.C., to continue the World Cup pre-tournament season.Sweden is the poster child for consistency -- and conformity.Everyone knows their role from the get-go, said defenseman Victor Hedman. We had a couple of meetings during August in Stockholm and went through the way we want to play and whos going to play where, so we had time to prepare. Its on everyone to bring their best to every game. Thats something were really looking forward to, and well try to play at our best when the World Cup starts.It starts in net.Lundqvist, who will not play in the first pre-tournament game against Finland, has been working hard in practice. Hes been getting plenty of reps and is fighting for every puck, even those third and fourth chances during drills. There was some concern that he could miss time after he took a puck to the ribs in practice last week, but he said he will play through thee soreness because it doesnt affect his game. DeForest Buckner 49ers Jersey. Its likely he will play in the second pre-tournament game against Finland on Saturday at Scadinavium in Gothenburg. Theres no doubt hes focused on the task at hand.This past month, Ive been skating harder than Ive done before just to prepare for this and prepare for the new season with the?New York Rangers. I feel like its an important year, Lundqvist said.Swedens special teams are potent. The first power-play unit features?Loui Eriksson, Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin, along with defensemen Erik Karlsson and Oliver Ekman-Larsson. If that lineup doesnt scare you, Sweden follows with forwards Backstrom, Patric Hornqvist, Gabriel Landeskog and Filip Forsberg, with Anton Stralman running the back end. And dont be surprised to see Karlsson play the majority of the minutes on the power play because of his striking offensive ability.A major strength for Sweden is its ability to control the puck. These players are known for their hockey sense and can slow the game down and turn it into a thinking persons game. Eriksson is a master at doing this, and playing alongside the Sedins should allow him to make it even more difficult on his opponents.Each day after practice, Swedens centers have worked on faceoffs for more than 30 minutes. A team with such strong puck-possession skills needs to control faceoffs.Well, we recognized -- when we sat down and looked at our faceoff percentage last year for our centermen in the National Hockey League -- [that] its obviously not very good, Gronborg said. Its a big emphasis for us. And in a puck-possession game, theres no better way to gain possession of the puck than to win the faceoffs. It would be stupid for us not to work on it and emphasize it in practice, so thats what were trying to do.Before training camp, Swedens roster took a hit, losing captain Henrik Zetterberg, goalie Robin Lehner, defenseman Niklas Kronwall and forward Alexander Steen. Replacments were forwards Rickard Rakell, Mikael Backlund, goalie Jhonas Enroth and defenseman Hampus Lindholm. Backlund and Lindholm will not dress for the first pre-tournament game against Finland, Gronborg announced Wednesday.Even as Sweden prepares to compete on the international stage, the memory of its loss to Canada in the gold-medal game in Sochi is still fresh. Despite their professed one-game-at-a-time mentality, theres no doubt the Swedes would love another shot against Canada.Everybody who comes here, everybody who sits here, wants to win, Karlsson said. We dont want to go to have fun and not win. We want to go there have fun, play hard and win. That rubs off on the rest of the people in our nation, and theyre starting to expect it as well.Despite the underdog classification, Karlsson said it wouldnt be a surprise if Sweden beat Canada. In fact, you cant consider Sweden a long shot. Its the top team in the tournament.Weve beaten them before and we can beat them, Karlsson said. We know we can beat them. If we do, which I hope we do, if it ever comes down to it, it wont be a shock, but it would definitely be a big thing. 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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Weber had a goal and two assists, and Roman Josi scored the shootout winner to lift the Predators to a 4-3 win over the Flyers on Thursday night. DENVER -- Braden Shipley made his first start at hitter-friendly Coors Field a memorable one.The rookie right-hander pitched 5 2/3 innings and got two big strikeouts in the sixth to preserve a lead and help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 on Saturday night.Chris Owings had a career high-tying four hits and Jake Lamb homered for the Diamondbacks, who built a six-run lead early for Shipley. Owings singled each of his at-bats, with his hit in the second giving Arizona a 1-0 lead it never relinquished.Shipley (3-3) wasnt intimidated by pitching at altitude, scattering eight hits and walking just one. He relied on his experience from the Pacific Coast League to get through the Rockies order.Ive pitched in a lot of tough ballparks, especially in Triple-A this year with Reno, he said. I just never really let it get to my head. I just always have trusted my stuff. And I think that was the key tonight, trusting my stuff and let the defense work.He trusted it in the sixth when the Rockies cut a 6-0 lead to 7-3 and got the first two men on. He struck out NL home run leader Nolan Arenado and David Dahl before Tom Murphy hit a run-scoring single.In that situation I just kind of took a deep breath and told myself, `Just limit. Get a double play ball right here and well move, Shipley said. It was just about pitch by pitch in that situation and keeping the team where it was.Edwin Escobar relieved Shipley and struck out Gerardo Parra in an eight-pitch at-bat to end the inning with runners on second and third.I was working with my strength, trying to throw a fastball inside, Escobar said. I said, `I threw too many fastballs already, lets try with a breaking ball. And I got him with a breaking ball.The Diamondbacks bullpen tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings after imploding against Colorado on Friday. Arizona relievers allowed eight runs, seven in the eighth inning in Fridays loss.Very proud of the guys for coming back, especially after a tough one last night, manager Chip Halle said. Russell Wilson Jersey. Parra homered and doubled against his former team and Daniel Descalso also went deep for the Rockies.The Diamondbacks broke it open in the third off Tyler Chatwood (10-9) as Welington Castillo had a three-run double and Lamb followed with his 27th homer to make it 6-0.His command got away from him when they got the five, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. He started spraying it around a bit, getting into bad counts. Thats what hurt him.Parra led off the Rockies third with his sixth homer and doubled ahead of Descalsos fifth of the year in the fifth inning to pull the Rockies to 6-3.Arizona tacked on a run in the sixth and two more in the seventh on Paul Goldschmidts RBI double and Yasmany Tomas run-scoring single. Goldschmidt extend his streak of reaching base against the Rockies to 50 straight games, the longest streak ever against Colorado.TRAINERS ROOMDiamondbacks: LHP Andrew Chafin (shoulder) is scheduled for a rehab assignment Sunday and RHP Rubby De La Rosa (elbow) is expected to toss an inning Monday. If all goes well manager Chip Hale said both player could join the team soon. ... C Chris Herrmann (hamstring) played five innings in a rehab assignment Friday and was scheduled to play left field Saturday and catcher on Sunday.Rockies: OF Charlie Blackmon was a late scratch with back tightness. ... RHP Jeff Hoffman had his start pushed back an extra day. 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MIAMI -- Helped by a couple of small victories against Giancarlo Stanton, Steven Matz earned a big win for the New York Mets. Chris Ivory Youth Jersey .Matz pitched six innings Sunday for his first win since May, twice escaping trouble by getting Stanton to ground out with a runner in scoring position, and the Mets took the rubber game of their series against Miami, 3-0.It was good to go out there and put up zeroes and get a win, Matz said.The Mets won two of three games in the series and returned home trailing second-place Miami by half a game in the NL East.This was crunch time for us, manager Terry Collins said. We couldnt lose any more ground. This was a good series for us to win.Matz (8-6) allowed four hits, walked two and struck out six. Pitching despite a bone spur in his elbow, he had been 0-5 in his past nine starts with an ERA of 4.73.He retired the Marlins in order only once, but twice ended threats by retiring Stanton, who has six homers against the Mets this month.It was just not giving in, not giving him that good pitch that he can hit, Matz said.Matz had help in the first inning from an unlikely source. Michael Conforto, starting in center field for the first time as a professional, sprinted to left and made a diving catch and rob leadoff hitter Miguel Rojas.Conforto also went 2 for 2 before being replaced in the seventh. Collins breathed a sigh of relief that the experiment started well.Hes here because he can hit, Collins said. If we dont play him in center field, we have no place to play him. Were not going to find out if he can play center until we get him out there.Jose Reyes drove in the first run with a two-out RBI triple in the third inning. Reyes, who joined the Mets this month, had five hits in the series to raise his average to .242.This guy is going to help us, Collins said. When he gets 150 at-bats, you are going to see a dynamic leadoff hitter.Yoenis Cespedes and James Loney contributed consecutive RBI singles in the eighth.Miami drew consolation from an encouraging start by Jose Urena (1-2), who allowed only one run in six innings. It was the right-handers second start this season after being recalled from Triple-A, and he could become a fixture in the Marlins thin rotation.They lost a starter when left-hander Wei-Yin Chen went on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained elbow. The move was announced after the game.We dont feel like its anything crazy, but we also want to be cautious, manager Don Mattingly said.Matz, who beat Miami for the first time in four career starts, helped the Mets notch their ninth shutout this year. He retired the side in order only once but didnt allow any extra-base hits.Thats probably the best Ive seen him, Mattingly said.His fastball had late life, Collins said. He had a lot of swings and misses on his fastball. His changeup and curve ball he threw for strikes.Three relievers completed a five-hitter, and Jeurys Familiar pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 51st consecutive save, tied for the third-longest in major league history. He has 35 saves this year, most in the majors.A wild pitch on a strikeout helped the Mets in the eighth, when Alejandro De Aza reached that way to lead off. New York went on to score twice in the inning and won with just six hits.SUZUKI UPDATEThe Marlins Ichiro Suzuki, who didnt start in the series, struck out as a pinch hitter in the seventh and remained four hits shy of 3,000.UP NEXTMets: They begin a nine-game homestand Monday, when RHP Noah Syndergaard (9-4, 2.43) is scheduled to pitch against Cardinals RHP Carlos Martinez (9-6, 2.83). 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