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HAMILTON - Drew MacIntyre made 32 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Toronto Marlies defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 2-0 in the American Hockey League on Friday. <a href="" target="_blank">Nike Shox UK</a> . Greg McKegg and Jerry DAmigo had goals for the Marlies (24-12-4), who have won six of their past eight games. Dustin Tokarski stopped 20 shots for the Bulldogs (19-17-4). Fridays game got off to a frantic start, with Hamiltons Christian Thomas enjoying two quality scoring chances before Torontos Brad Staubitz drove wide on Jarrod Tinordi and slipped a shot just wide of Tokarskis far post. The clearest opportunity fell to Sven Andrighetto five minutes into the first period, as he split the Toronto defence and broke in alone on MacIntyre. The winger moved to his backhand and was stopped by a sliding MacIntyre, but drew a penalty in the process. The goaltenders judgement served him well with four minutes to play in the period, as he rushed out of his crease to snuff out a developing break. Joonas Nattinen emerged from the penalty box and collected a loose puck behind Torontos defenders, but MacIntyre successfully challenged him just inside his blue-line. The Bulldogs were left to rue their missed opportunities when McKegg opened the scoring for Toronto on the power play at 18:20 of the period. McKegg took an initial shot from the blue-line and followed the ensuing scrum into the slot with Martin St. Pierre serving a tripping penalty. Wade MacLeod eventually found him with a cross-ice pass that he quickly deposited past Tokarski. The fast-paced first period gave way to a more defensive second, as the Marlies comfortably protected their lead. Toronto scored a short-handed insurance goal as DAmigo spearheaded a solo rush at 15:45 of the period. The Marlies winger was tripped as he broke through the slot, but kept enough control to slide the puck past Tokarski, who was diving to his far post. Hamilton outshot Toronto 24-18 through forty minutes, but rarely tested MacIntyre in the subdued second period. The Bulldogs nearly broke MacIntyres shutout bid eight minutes into the third period, as Mike Blunden and Gabriel Dumont whacked at a loose puck in the low slot. But the goaltender reacted well to deny the attempts through a screen and smother the puck. Hamilton was 0-for-7 on the power play, while Toronto converted on one of five power-play opportunities. Notes: Attendance at Copps Coliseum was announced as 9,983 … Brandon Kozun played his first game for the Marlies since being traded to Toronto by the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. <a href="" target="_blank">Adidas NMD Shoes</a> .ca provides the latest rumours, reports and speculation from around the NHL beat. <a href="" target="_blank">Adidas Ultra Boost UK</a> . 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And Robles has done that if not more than that, so Im very happy with where hes at,&quot; Petke said after Robles recorded his 10th shutout of the season, leading the New York Red Bulls to a 1-0 win over FC Dallas on Sunday. &quot;Were very happy with where hes at. If Luis continues to play like this, then hes going to give us a great opportunity to get points.&quot; Robles, who is tied with five other goaltenders for the MLS lead in shutouts, made two saves to help New York to its fourth straight victory. The Red Bulls improved to 15-9-6 with a league-leading 51 points. They have four games remaining in the regular season. FC Dallas midfielder Erick deflected New York midfielder Jonathan Steeles crossing pass into the net in the 76th minute for the games only goal. &quot;It was a really fast play,&quot; Dallas midfielder David Ferreira said. &quot;Erick wanted to clear the ball and unfortunately he ends up putting it in our own net.&quot; Raul Fernandez made one save for Dallas (10-9-10), which has five games remaining and is three points out of the final Western Conference playoff spot. The shutout was the seventh of the season for Dallas. &quot;Our last two games we have been beaten on own-goals,&quot; FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman said. &quot;This was a game I thought where we could come away with at least a pooint. <a href="" target="_blank">Camo Yeezy Boost 350</a>. I think if were looking to get in the playoffs we have to get points. &quot;Our objective when there was eight games left was to win four. We felt like we could get 12 points. Right now weve won one and lost two.&quot; Until the own goal, there were little in the way of sustained offensive pressure for either squad. New York attempted 11 shots while Dallas had eight. &quot;It was really a game (where) both teams seemed to really dominate in midfield play,&quot; Hyndman said. &quot;There just wasnt a lot of good scoring chances for either team.&quot; New York nearly broke through in the 16th minute when Eric Alexanders centring pass ricocheted off the far post and rolled along the goal line before Fernandez dove on the ball. Dallas best chance came in the 43rd minute when Ferreira broke into the box, but he was angled off by New York defender David Carney and was forced to shoot wide of the net. Seconds later, Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry had an opportunity from the box but his drive went wide. Henry had another opportunity to break the deadlock in the 63rd minute but his header from the box was wide of the net. Henry finished the game with three shots. &quot;I think we broke them down in the first half,&quot; Steele said. &quot;We just had a couple chances that never came off. We hit the post . Thierrys header and a couple of other half chances. At the end of the day you come in to do a job and you take the goal whatever way it comes.&quot; New York has won 19 of the 40 meetings between the franchises. Sundays game marked the only time in the regular season that the teams met. The announced attendance was 18,976. <a href="" target="_blank">Cheap NFL Jerseys</a> <a href="" target="_blank">Wholesale Jerseys</a> <a href="" target="_blank">Wholesale NFL Jerseys</a> <a href="" target="_blank">Jerseys From China</a> <a href="" target="_blank">Wholesale NFL Jerseys</a> <a href="" target="_blank">Cheap NFL Jerseys</a> <a href="" target="_blank">Cheap Jerseys</a> ' ' '

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He made the biggest move in the short time the players were out on Thursday, making his sixth birdie on No. 14 to move within two shots of Brooks on the par-70 layout. Swedens Joel Sjoholm and Zimbabwes Ryan Cairns were tied for sixth after both carded 65s in their opening rounds. Players will return to complete their first rounds at 6 a.m. local time on Friday, with the second round to be played directly after that. <a href="" target="_blank">Maglia Salvatore Sirigu</a> .C. - Coach Steve Kerr knew when he arrived at Golden State that Marreese Speights would figure into the mix somehow this season with the Warriors. <a href="" target="_blank">Maglia Federico </a> . 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An intended pass by Columbus Dalton Prout to his defensive partner caromed hard off the back boards into the slot to Perry, who wristed a shot over a sprawled Sergei Bobrovsky. &quot;It was just one of those ones where it takes a weird hop and came right to me,&quot; Perry said, converting his sixth season of the season. &quot;If it didnt go in I probably would have had to hear about it from the bench.&quot; The Ducks lost Koivu late in the second period on a hit that resulted in the ejection of Columbus Brandon Dubinsky. Koivu, who had just passed the puck crossing into the Columbus zone, took a blow and had to be helped from the ice. He did not return. Dubinsky said he didnt have any malicious intent and was just trying to read the play. &quot;I think my shoulder and elbow were tucked,&quot; he said. &quot;Its a fast game. Im not a dirty player. I think I play the game honest. I went out there to try to make a body check, not injure Koivu or make a dirty hit.&quot; Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau wanted to see the play in slow motion before getting too emotional. &quot;Im sure it will be discussed by a lot of people,&quot; he said. &quot;It does me no good stating thoughts and things like that. Well see what happens.&quot; Artem Anisimov scored twice, rebounding from a hard first-period check by Francois Beauchemin, and Blake Comeau scored his first of the season for Columbus, which finished a four-game homestand at 3-1. Bobrovsky, last seasons Vezina Trophy winner, stopped 28 of 32 shots. Ryan Getzlaf, Peter Holland and Emerson Etem scored for Anaheim. Anaheim is playing the fourth of an eight-game road trip. The Ducks improved to 2-2 on the trip after starting the season winning seven of their first eight games. <a href="" target="_blank">Maglia Manolo Gabbiadini</a>. Rookie Frederik Anderson made 18 saves to improve to 3-0 on the season. Tied at 2, the Ducks began the third period on a five-minute major power play with Dubinsky sent off. Anaheims struggling power play ranked last in the league took advantage with Etem stuffing home the rebound of a Teemu Selanne shot at 1:51 of the third for his second of the season. &quot;We did absolutely need it because I thought that was going to be a complete game changer if we didnt score on that power play,&quot; Boudreau said. Columbus kept plugging away and Anisimov made it 3-3 with his fourth of the season at 8:24, redirecting James Wisniewskis point shot. &quot;(Losing Dubie) definitely hurt us but other guys stepped up,&quot; Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno said. &quot;They scored on the power play and we found a way to get one. It seemed like the game was headed to overtime.&quot; Comeau opened the scoring at 12:56 of the first period. Anaheim pulled even 19 seconds into the second period with Getzlaf, on a nifty behind-the-back pass from Perry, zipping a low shot from the right dot for his fifth of the season. Holland made it 2-1 at 6:59, throwing an off-angle shot from near the left end line that squeezed inside the near post past Bobrovsky. The Blue Jackets, who didnt register their first shot of the period until midway through, scored a short-handed goal for the second game in a row to get back in it. Cam Fowler bobbled the puck and Dubinsky stole it and sent Anisimov on a breakaway. He deked Anderson to make 2-2 at 12:12. &quot;The guys stuck together and battled right to the end,&quot; Etem said. &quot;It was a huge win.&quot; NOTES: Columbus next game is Friday at Pittsburgh to start a home-and-home series with the Penguins. ... The Ducks continue their road trip Tuesday in Philadelphia. ... 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It came after two days of talks, which started when the Bills flew the former top draft pick to Buffalo on a private jet Tuesday, shortly after the NFLs free agency period opened. Terms of Williams contract were provided by the players agent, Ben Dogra. &quot;We got a lot better,&quot; Buffalo general manager Buddy Nix said, noting that the Bills addressed their highest off-season priority by bolstering what had been an anemic pass rush. &quot;Good things come to the people that wait. So you guys have been waiting, and weve got a good thing here.&quot; Though the contract was agreed to shortly after noon, the news conference to introduce Williams was delayed by more than two hours as the two sides worked out the final details. The wait was even longer for Nix, who noted the Bills pro scouts identified Williams as their key target since January. &quot;The No. 1 guy for us from Day 1 was this guy,&quot; Nix said. &quot;Obviously, you dont do anything until he hits free agency, but its been a long process. And its been fun, especially since it turned out right.&quot; After quarterback Peyton Manning, Williams has been regarded as one of the top free agents available this off-season. Williams addition immediately improves a defence that had difficulty applying pressure since Aaron Schobel was released before the 2010 season. Buffalo managed just 27 sacks in 2010, and 29 sacks last season, 10 coming in one game. Listed at 6-foot-6 and 285 pounds, Williams is a two-time Pro Bowl starter and had a franchise-best 53 sacks in six seasons with the Texans. Williams was limited to playing just five games last season as a result of a torn chest muscle. He also missed three games in 2010 after having surgery to repair a sports hernia. Williams said hes healthy, and is accustomed to the playing in the spotlight. The Texans were initially questioned for overlooking running back Reggie Bush by drafting Williams with the No. 1 pick in 2006. &quot;The only pressure and motivation I have is to come in here and do what I need to do with my teammates and for us to succeed,&quot; Williams said. Coach Chan Gailey is looking forward to seeing Williams help a line that features two solid tackles in Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus. Kyle Williams is expected to be fully healthy after having surgery to repair a nagging foot injury. Dareus, the third player picked in last years draft, is coming off a promising rookie season in which he led the Bills with 5-1/2 sacks. &quot;I cant put a percentage on how much better we are, but I know were appreciatively better,&quot; Gailey said. &quot;A better pass rush makes a better secondary. A better defence makes a better offence. It all works together.&quot; Mario Williams was intrigued by Buffalo, and did his homework after getting the sense the Bills might pursue him in free agency. In the past few weeks, he spoke to players familiar with the city, and his Texans position coach, Bill Kollar, who spent two seasons with the Bills. Then he got a chance to learn more about the city over the past two days touring the region, along with his fiance, Erin Marzouki, who arrived in Buffalo on Wednesday. What Williams discovered is that Buffalo reminded him of his small-town home of Richlands, N.C. &quot;It was just like going back,&quot; he said. &quot;I couldnt say no, its a family atmosphere here.&quot; He immediately noted Bills fans passion for football, and how many came up with colorful ways to urge Williams to sign with Buffalo. The best example was seeing pictures of a local pizza place using pepperoni to spell out &quot;Come Mario 90&quot; on its pies, the 90 referring to Williams number in Houston. The avid outdoorsman, Williams also found a hunting partner in the get-acquainted process, Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly. Kelly played a role in the recruiting by inviting Williams and Marzouki over to his house in suburban Buffalo. It was during the visit that Williams happened to spot nine deer in Kellys backyard. More important, Williams believes he can make a difference on a team that got off to a 5-2 start last year before unraveling by losing eight of its last 10. &quot;You saw from the very beginning of last year what is capable here,&quot; Williams said. &quot;Were just adding more pieces.&quot; And Williams is a big one. <a href="" target="_blank">Breshad Perriman Jersey</a> . 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Thanks to a bye, he only missed three games with Toronto (3-3-0) going 1-2-0 in his absence. Defoe, speaking to reporters after practice Tuesday, rubbished the suggestion that the injury layoff may affect his chances at making Englands World Cup squad. England manager Roy Hodgson plans to name his 23-man roster on May 13. &quot;I missed three games. It happens in football, players get injured,&quot; said the 31-year-old Defoe, who has won 55 caps for England. &quot;But if you miss three games and that changes the fact that you could, I dont know, go to a tournament, thats crazy.&quot; Manager Ryan Nelsen says he has not heard from the English camp. &quot;Not yet,&quot; he said. Defoe, for one, does think much talk is needed. &quot;I dont feel like I need to sell myself to anyone because Ill just let my football do the talking. Ive done that since I made my professional debut at 17 ... Im sure the manager knows what I can do.&quot; Defoe said not only is he 100 per cent physically, he feels stronger than he did before. Toronto FC officials have said privately they had to put the brakes on Defoe, who has acknowledges he is not known for his patience during injury layoffs. Defoes final days at Tottenham were marred by another hamstring injury. &quot;Its a case of just getting it (the hamstring) strong again. Maybe I didnt do that before,&quot; he said. &quot;I think now Ive really given it time to heal,&quot; he added. Defoe said his style of plays lends itself to hamstring issues -- &quot;sometimes I go from a standing still position to get up to full speed.&quot; Toronto has had a spate of hamstring injuries this season with midfielders Jonathan Osorio, Alvaro Rey and Dwayne De Rosario all missing action. The club has said having to train longer than usual on artificial turf because of the harsh winter has not helped matters. Ironically it would have liked to have been able to practise under the bubble on turf Tuesday because of a downpour. But with the bubble about to come down, the lighting system had been dismantled and so they endured the rain outside. The good news is that the walking wounded are returning after the bye week. Osorio is already back in action while Nelsen says Rey, De Rosario and centre back Doneil Henry (knee) are &quot;very close&quot; to returning. Nelsen says the only player definitely out for this weekends game is midfielder Jeremy Hall (Achilles). Striker Bright Dike (Achilles) is also a long-term injury absence. Star U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley, who has been nursing a variety of ailments, is also doing well. Injuries have hampered Nelsen in blending his squad, which features three new designated players in Defoe, Bradley and Brazilian striker Gilberto and as many as five other new starters since last season. Two weeks ago against Colorado, he was unable to assemble a fully healthy bench. While Toronto has given up seven goals in six games, it has scored just six with Defoe accounting for three of them Toronto is getting healthy at the right time. After three games in April, Toronto has six in May including a home-and-away series with the Vancouver Whitecaps in the Amway Canadian Championship. Three of the four league games are at home so May represents a chance to harvest points. With Bradley, Brazilian goalie Julio Cesar and possibly Defoe joining their national teams at the end of May ahead of the World Cup, points may be harder to come by later. 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Blake Griffin had 20 points, even though he never got into a comfortable flow. &quot;Its never an easy game coming into a place like this,&quot; he said. &quot;You cant relax and walk into a building and think youll just win because of who you are or what you done, or a streak youre on.&quot; Los Angeles had its lowest points total during the streak, but the Clippers won this time with defence, forcing 20 turnovers by the Jazz that led to 31 points. &quot;Thats what we kept saying in the huddle, Lets play our defence!&quot; Paul said. &quot;Early in the game, it was like they were just in a rocking chair. They were swinging it and getting everything they wanted.&quot; The Jazz led 70-60 in the third quarter, but the Clippers capitalized on a rash of Utah miscues and poor shot selection to go on a 20-2 run. &quot;We locked in. The intensity and the effort was finally there,&quot; Griffin said. In the midst of the surge, Paul landed awkwardly after scoring and sprained his left ankle. &quot;It was the freakiest thing ever. I layed it up and no one was around me but when I landed, my left foot was on the stanchion,&quot; said Paul, who returned after quickly getting the ankle taped between the third and fourth quarters. The point guard limped up and down the court, but still quarterbacked the Clippers come-from-behind-third quarter burst. He had seven points and three assists in the six-minute run that ended with Will Greens 3-pointer with 10:37 to play that made it 80-72. Griffins inside basket extended the lead to 85-74 before the Jazz made one final surge. Hayward made a 3-pointer that closed the gap to 90-85 with 3:25 remaining, but the Jazz couldnt score again until 24 seconds remained and the game was decided. Trey Burke had 18 points -- his third straight with at least that many -- and Derrick Favours also scored 18, but the Jazz made only seven of 19 fourth-period shots and have dropped eight of nine contests. The Clippers scored an average of 115 points a game in their previous nine, but were sluggish early against Utah. The Jazz led by as many as 13 in the first half as they played with more energy than theyve shown in the past several games. One thrilling sequence exemplified Utahs determination near the end of the half. Jeremy Evans and Gordon Hayward blocked back-to-back fast-break layups by the Clippers and brought the crowd to its feet. &quot;Our biggest area of growth will be maintaining that type of intensity throughout the game and playing that way for 48 minutes,&quot; Burke said. The Clippers missed the shooting and playmaking of Jamal Crawford (calf), but turned to their stars, Paul and Griffin, to bring them back and claim their ninth straight against the Jazz. &quot;Chris started being more aggressive,&quot; Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers said. &quot;I think sometimes he wants to be the point guard, but tonight we needed his scoring.&quot; Griffin ranks fourth in the league with more than 28 points per game since Feb. 3 and has now scored at least 20 points in 25 consecutive games, the second-longest current streak in the NBA. But it was defence that turned the tide. &quot;It was definitely a defensive thing,&quot; Griffin said. Matt Barnes contributed 15 points and Darren Collison had 14 as the Clippers set a season-high for fast-break points with 31. &quot;Were tough to guard in transition. Blake makes some great decisions,&quot; Paul said. 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Jacksonville general manager Dave Caldwell said Marks and the Jaguars were a good fit and that there were reasons to get the deal done before the end of the season. &quot;The player wanted to be here; two, we wanted him here; and three, we were able to do it before the season ended and put some of the money into this years salary cap,&quot; Caldwell said. Marks has been one of the few bright spots for a defence that has strugggled this year. <a href="" target="_blank">Kurt Warner Jersey</a>. He has started all 15 games and has 28 tackles, seven pass breakups and four sacks. He has played in 84 per cent of the teams defensive plays this season. Marks said he was surprised that the deal was finalized before the end of the season. &quot;Its very cool. I didnt expect it,&quot; he said. &quot;I thought it was going to go all the way until the off-season, but I was never worried about what would happen. &quot;My job is to go out and continue to play. 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After Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis talked publicly of their their increased financial firepower earlier this summer along with their intent to spend, the lack of arrivals at the Emirates ensured there was plenty of pressure on Manager Arsene Wenger. However, things changed big-time on Deadline Day. Arsenals capture of Mezut Ozil was spectacular. The Gunners finally splashed the cash by paying over 42 million pounds to acquire one of the worlds top midfielders from Real Madrid. With Ozil just 24 years old, having signed a five year deal, Arsenal ensured they will be able to benefit long-term from having a player who has already achieved big things at both club and international level. He was named in UEFAs Team of the Tournament at EURO 2012 and has 47 caps for Germany. While midfield was not exactly Arsenals biggest area of need, you dont pass up on the chance to sign Ozil. 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Much of the credit for Mexico getting a point against Brazil goes to goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who produced a number of fine stops to keep his team in the match. &quot;Sometimes its our turn to catch the eye and other times its someone elses,&quot; Ochoa said following the game with Brazil. &quot;Of course Id like to have less to do, but in my position youve got to be constantly alert, whether youre needed just once or loads of times. And thats what Ill keep training for.&quot; Ochoa made a pair of big saves to deny Neymar, while he reacted well in the final minutes to keep out a point-blank header from Thiago Silva. &quot;He saved us today,&quot; Mexican winger Andres Guardado said of Ochoa. &quot;Sometimes we had the feeling that, however many times they went for goal, he wasnt going to let anything get past him.&quot; Ochoa will hope to be a bit less active on Monday, although Croatia enters the match full of confidence having handed Cameroon a 4-0 defeat last time out. 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Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind, Melky Cabrera and Dan Johnson also doubled for the Blue Jays. STARTING TIME Blue Jays: Rogers, a candidate for the fifth spot in Torontos rotation, allowed four earned runs, walked two and struck out six in three innings. Rogers struggled with command of his changeup, which led to Singletons home run. &quot;The only way I can get better is when I pitch and throw the changeup,&quot; he said. &quot;I just have to make my pitches and work a little bit more out of the stretch and try to get my command out of the stretch because Im a little quick when I have runners on base.&quot; Astros: Keuchel said throwing against high wind gusts was tough, but he was happy to keep solid command on all of his pitches. &quot;Always got to be a little happy with throwing up some zeros, but that wind was kind of a challenge there in the first inning,&quot; he said. &quot;You know, Im warming up in the bullpen and always getting loose and you never know how the wind is going to respond. But I think I had a little bit more movement on my two-seam and my changeup, so that was kind of nice,&quot; he said. TRAINERS ROOM Blue Jays: Manager John Gibbons said left-handed starter J.A. Happ (sore back) is scheduled to throw three innings in a minor league game on Friday in Dunedin. Astros: Top pitching prospect Mark Appel could make his first appearance of the spring next week. Appel, the first overall selection by Houston in last years amateur draft, underwent an appendectomy in January. Porter said reliever Jesse Crain (right biceps surgery) is continuing to make progress in the organizations training program and his arm strength is increasing. The right-hander had an 0.74 ERA in 36 2-3 innings with the Chicago White Sox last season. He was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays in July, but did not pitch because of the injury. RIGHT ON Porter said L.J. Hoes is still in the mix for the starting spot in right field despite a hip injury early in camp. George Springer, Marc Krauss and J.D. Martinez also are in contention. 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Chef de mission Steve Podborski and his assistants Jean-Luc Brassard and France St. Louis intend to be present at events where a Canadian is a front-runner for a medal. &quot;I would say were booked every day,&quot; Podborski said at a Canadian Olympic Committee news conference Thursday. The host country won 18 of its 26 medals in Vancouver during the back half of the Games. Ten of the 14 gold medals came in the second half, including four on the final weekend. Sports making their Olympic debut helped balance the schedule of Canadas medal prospects in Sochi. Mens and womens snowboard slopestyle, the figure skating team event and the luge relay are among the new events over the first eight days of competition in which Canada has solid medal prospects. Thats in addition to Canadas strength in the entrenched sports of alpine skiing, moguls, short-track speedskating and cross-country skiing. &quot;Sure there are new sports and we happen to be very, very good in the new ones because we are a great sporting nation,&quot; Podborski said. &quot;With the support were getting now from corporate Canada, Own The Podium and the Government of Canada, we have an opportunity to be good in the traditional sports as well and thats where well make our great gains in the areas where are athletes are getting better . . . cross-country, alpine skiing.&quot; Canadas athletes have been waging fierce foosball tournaments in their village lounge while they await Fridays opening ceremonies, according to Podborski. But Olympic competition started early for some Canadians with Thursdays preliminary rounds. Canada sat in second place, two points behind host Russia, after the first day of the new team figure skating event. Torontos Patrick Chan was third in the mens short program, then Meagan Duhamel of Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford of Balmertown, Ont., were second in the pairs short to give Canada 17 of a possible 20 points after the first two events. Sebastien Toutant of LAssomption, Que., and Max Parrot of Bromont, Que., advanced to the mens snowboard slopestyle final Saturday, while Charles Reid of Mont-Tremblant, Que., and Reginas Mark McMorris will attempt to join them via the semifinal earlier in the day. The Dufour-Lapointe sisters from Montreal -- Justine, Chloe and Maxime -- all qualified for Saturdays womens moguls finals as did Audrey Robichaud of Quebec City. Reigning world champion Spencer OBrien of Courtney, B.C., qualified for the womens slopestyle final Sunday. Hockey Canada also made the decision to replace injured forward Steven Stamkos with Tampa Bay teammate Martin St. Louis. No competition is scheduled Friday because of the opening ceremonies. In addition to slopestyle and womens moguls on opening weekend, skiers Erik Guay of Mont-Tremblant, Que., Calgarys Jan Hudec and Manny Osborne-Paradis of Invermere, B.C., are medal prospects in Sundays downhill. Canadas figure skaters are favoured to win a medal in the team event, which ends Sunday. Canadas objective in 2010 was to top the overall medal count and the target remains the same in Sochi. The host team was third in total medals, but won the gold-medal race four years ago. Because of the new sports, there are 36 more medals to be won in 2014 than in 2010. That will help fill Canadas coffers, but also those of top rivals Germany, Norway, the United States and host Russia. &quot;Canada is here to compete and win,&quot; COC president Marcel Aubut said. &quot;Our aim is to contend for the number one spot in medals won. <a href="" target="_blank">Kurt Warner Cardinals Jersey</a>. .&quot; &quot;This is an ambitious goal, but we Canadians like it this way. Our athletes expect nothing less of themselves but the highest achievements.&quot; Added Podborski: &quot;You dont try to come &quot;somewhere up there.&quot; We expect great things in Canada now. Its an ideal approach. &quot;We may not win the medal count this time. We may not win it the next time but one day we will because we are striving to be number one in the world in the medal count.&quot; While Canadas preparation for 2010 seems a successful model to copy for Sochi, the Canadian Olympic Committee took a different approach. The 2008 Summer Games in Beijing posed similar challenges to Sochi in terms of distance to travel, time-zone difference and unfamiliar language, food and culture. Virtually all of Canadas Olympians competed, trained or at least visited Beijing in the year prior to those Games to get comfortable with the place. The same practice was done for Sochi. There was less emphasis on pre-Games visits for the 2012 Summer Games in London. &quot;If we look at the Beijing experience and we look at the Sochi experience, its actually very similar,&quot; COC chief sport officer Caroline Assalian says. &quot;New and unfamiliar environment for most countries. &quot;We ensured that the athletes and support teams as much as possible are familiar with this environment.&quot; The COC has conducted exit interviews with athletes, their coaches and support teams following Olympic Games since 2006 to better plan for the next. The athletes were asked &quot;what made the difference in your performance?&quot; &quot;Their number one factor? Feeling part of a larger unified team, more than anything,&quot; Assalian said. &quot;Thats what made the difference for them. Coaches and support team? Familiarity with the Olympic environment.&quot; And where Beijing was also a benchmark for Sochi was in Canadas conversion rate, which the number of athletes ranked in the top five at their most recent world championships make it onto the podium at the subsequent Olympic Games. The COC employs conversion rates to compare how Canadas athletes are performing compared to other countries. Even though Canada won just 18 medals in Beijing, the conversion rate there was 67 per cent compared to 59 per cent at the Winter Games of both 2010 and 2006, according to Assalian. The Canadian team needs at least match Beijings conversion rate to be in the hunt for the overall title in Sochi. &quot;Our bar now is Beijing,&quot; Assalian says. &quot;We know we need to convert better than we ever have at any Winter Olympic Games.&quot; The Canadian team will attempt this without the advantage it had in Vancouver and Whistler of home ice and home snow. Own The Podium chief executive officer Anne Merklinger says many winter sport teams have stronger leadership and better coaches since 2010. Both areas were priorities coming out of Vancouver and Whistler and she hopes improvements there compensate for the additional challenges of Sochi. &quot;Weve come a long way in that regard,&quot; she says. &quot;Without coaches, were behind the 8-ball. Its the most important success factor. &quot;I think there are a number of examples where weve brought in great coaches, but weve lost some too. We need to find a way to continue to retain the good ones we have and attract new ones.&quot; &quot;Were investing in that. Thats what it takes. Its a competitive industry.&quot; OTP oversees athletes competitive lives between Olympic Games and allocates about $62 million a year in federal government funding between summer and winter sports. 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