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PHILADELPHIA -- The third time worked just fine for Colorados four-man rotation experiment. <a href="" target="_blank">Womens Andrew Luck Jersey</a> . Jeff Francis tossed five solid innings and four relievers combined to shut out Philadelphia the rest of the way Thursday night in the Rockies 4-1 victory over the Phillies. Chris Nelson hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning and Wilin Rosario added a two-run shot in the ninth to help the Rockies snap a four-game losing streak. Josh Roenicke (2-0) pitched 1 1-3 innings in relief of Francis to earn the victory. The Rockies bullpen allowed just two hits. Francis surrendered one run on six hits and was lifted after 76 pitches. The Rockies are now limiting their starters to 75 pitches, something manager Jim Tracy implemented prior to Tuesdays game against Philadelphia when he moved Jeremy Guthrie to the bullpen. Tracy said he didnt consider leaving the effective Francis in the game. &quot;No and the reason why is if were going to find out about this, we have to continue to do it,&quot; he said. Said Francis: &quot;Were going to buy into it. It was on my mind but I just tried to throw more strikes.&quot; It was the third start of the season for Francis, a former Rockies first-round pick who was re-signed by Colorado on June 9 after being released by Cincinnati. The soft-tossing lefty retired 11 of his final 13 batters he faced after giving up hits to four of the first seven batters. &quot;He was sinking the ball away and threw a lot of changeups and breaking balls and kept us off balance, took the sting out of our bats,&quot; Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. &quot;He was throwing us a lot of slow stuff and we were chasing. He had good command of his fastball.&quot; Rafael Betancourt worked the ninth for his 11th save in 14 chances. Marco Scutaro had a pair of hits for the Rockies, who had lost 12 of 13 entering Thursday. Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff home run for Philadelphia, which was looking for its first three-game sweep of the season. &quot;Fortunately we won the series but this game wouldve been real good for us to win,&quot; Manuel said. &quot;But we have to come back out tomorrow with the outlook were going to win tomorrows game and play better.&quot; The Phillies were reeling, losing 12 of 15, prior to taking the first two in the series from the Rockies. They didnt do much after Rollins homer. The Rockies went ahead 2-1 in the seventh on Nelsons two-run homer. Tyler Colvin singled with one out and Nelson connected with two outs against Vance Worley (3-4). &quot;It was down, I had him out in front but the ball kept carrying,&quot; Worley said. &quot;I was pretty disgusted.&quot; It was the fifth homer this month in 45 at-bats for Nelson, who didnt have a homer in April or May over 73 at-bats. &quot;Im just starting to feel good, thats all that is,&quot; said Nelson, slowed by a wrist injury this season. Rosario connected with two outs in the ninth off Michael Schwimer. Rosario leads major league rookies with 11 homers. &quot;Rosario had another good game and a big at-bat,&quot; Tracy said. &quot;We have a chance to have a special player on our hands.&quot; Worley made his fourth start since coming off the disabled list on June 4 with right elbow inflammation. He has pitched well in the four starts, with a 2.25 ERA, but has two losses and a pair of no-decisions. &quot;Its part of the game,&quot; Worley said. &quot;I didnt have my best stuff but I had to go out and compete.&quot; The right-hander had allowed just three singles through 6 2-3 innings before Nelsons homer. The Phillies squandered a chance to score in the second. John Mayberry Jr. led off with a double and went to third with one out on third baseman Jordan Pachecos throwing error on Worleys grounder. But Francis got Rollins to pop out and Juan Pierre to fly out to end the threat. &quot;The starter tonight, I hope our young guys paid attention,&quot; Tracy said of Francis. &quot;Only one bad curveball. He did a terrific job.&quot; Pinch hitter Ty Wigginton, who started the Phillies two-out rally in the ninth Wednesday night with a single in a 7-6 win, led off the eighth with a double off the wall in right-centre. 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Roethlisbergers agent, Ryan Tollner, called the speculation &quot;completely wrong&quot; and added the 31-year-old quarterback is &quot;100 per cent committed to winning a championship with the Steelers.&quot; Roethlisberger went even further after passing for 204 yards with a touchdown and an interception in a 23-10 win over Buffalo on Sunday. &quot;I dont know where that came from,&quot; he said. &quot;It is one of the most (untrue) stories that Ive ever heard of. Ive always said that I want to be a Steeler for life. I love it here. Im happy here.&quot; The report called Roethlisberger &quot;very frustrated&quot; by his teams ugly start. The Steelers improved to 3-6 after drumming the Bills, but still remain well out of the mix in the AFC North. Roethlisberger, who has won two Super Bowls in 10 seasons, agreed hes &quot;unhappy&quot; when Pittsburgh fails to produce, but welcomed his share of the blame. <a href="" target="_blank">Ryan Kelly Jersey</a>. Roethlisberger and offensive co-ordinator Todd Haley have struggled to communicate at times since Haley was hired nearly two years ago. The quarterback and the coach have spent much of the season trying to find common ground. Steelers president Art Rooney II added &quot;the Pittsburgh Steelers have not explored trading quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and have no plans to do so.&quot; Roethlisbergers current contract will expire at the end of the 2015 season. He is due a base salary of $12.1 million next season, with a salary cap number of nearly $19 million. That alone would could make it difficult for the Steelers to move Roethlisberger even if there was interest. Apparently, theres not. Tollner said Roethlisbergers roots are &quot;firmly&quot; planted in western Pennsylvania. Roethlisberger and his wife are expecting their second child next spring. &quot;Im a Pittsburgher,&quot; Roethlisberger said. &quot;Ive told people that. Im so proud to raise my kids here. 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Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork. <a href="" target="_blank">Salvador Perez Authentic Jersey</a> .com) - Mike Anderson and Robert Upshaw scored 11 points apiece, helping No. 16 Washington beat 15th-ranked Oklahoma 69-67 Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Huskies (10-0) built a 20-point lead in the first half, but had to hold on down the stretch to continue the programs best start since going 11-0 to begin 2005-06. Jernard Jarreau paced Washington with 12 points and grabbed six rebounds. Isaiah Cousins and Buddy Hield both scored 17 points for Oklahoma (7-3), which had a three-game winning streak snapped. Ryan Spangler posted a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds in defeat. Nigel Williams-Goss hit a floater in the lane to put Washington up 68-64 with 2:01 remaining. The bucket followed four consecutive missed shots by the Sooners. After Oklahoma closed within 68-67, Andrew Andrews couldnt get a tough inside shot to fall for Washington. Jordan Woodard then missed a jumper from the left elbow. Andrews was fouled on the rebound and made the first free throw attempt with 0.6 seconds left before intentionally missing the second. Oklahoma grabbed the rebound, but wasnt able to get a shot off following a timeout. The teams went back-and-forth to begin the game, but Washington created separation with a 15-0 run over a three-minute stretch. Shawn Kemp Jr. capped the burst with a layup for a 26-10 Huskies lead. Washington went up 37-17 on a Jarreau layup with 5:09 remaining in the first half. The Sooners ended the frame on a 10-3 run and continued to chip away following the break. Game Notes Williams-Goss finished with eight points, eight rebounds and six assists ... Washington and Oklahoma have split four all-time meetings ... The Sooners played their first game in Las Vegas since they beat UNLV on Jan. 28, 1989 ... The Pac-12 tournament will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. <a href="" target="_blank">Mike Moustakas Royals Jersey</a> . Theres just no way. Duncan is having too much fun with his San Antonio Spurs coaches and teammates, and hes playing too well to call it quits now. Duncan has decided to exercise the option on his contract for 2014-15 and will return next season, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Monday. <a href="" target="_blank">Alex Gordon Jersey</a> . Diego Costa headed in Gabis corner seven minutes from time to secure victory ahead of the return match in Madrid on March 11. &quot;We know that at Madrid it will be another game, which will also be important and very difficult,&quot; Milan coach Clarence Seedorf said. <a href="" target="_blank"></a> . Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg challenged him, and that was enough. Asche hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to tie the game and then started the decisive rally with a double to open the 10th as Philadelphia rallied to beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Friday night.PARIS -- Interpol says it will help Olympic organizers with security and in cracking down on doping and match-fixing. The international police agency says in a statement Thursday that it signed a deal with the International Olympic Committee to co-operate on security. The deal does not specifically target the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, which start next week. Interpol, based in Lyon, France, acts like a clearinghouse for information from national police forces around the world. <a href="" target="_blank">Paulo Orlando Royals Jersey</a>. The deal with the IOC says it will focus on identifying potential doping and match-fixing and attempted corruption of officials and players. The IOC is putting up $20 million to fight doping and match-fixing -- considered the two biggest threats to the credibility of the Olympics. <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> <a href="" target="_blank">Cheap NFL Jerseys China</a> ' ' '

MONACO, Monaco - With the IOCs new bidding process now in place, the race for the 2024 Olympics is primed to take off. <a href="" target="_blank">Cheap Nike Air Max 2016</a> .The U.S. Olympic Committee will make a decision next week on whether to bid and may even select a city to put forward, making a choice among Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington.Were not in it to come in fourth, third or second, USOC chairman Larry Probst said Tuesday, setting the stage for a contest that could also include Paris, Rome, Berlin or Hamburg and other cities.The 2024 campaign is ready to move forward after the International Olympic Committee approved a raft of changes Monday that include a revised process designed to make bidding less expensive and more attractive to potential candidates.The new system includes an invitation phase where interested countries and cities discuss their plans with the IOC in advance of bidding to tailor the project to their own needs and conditions.I dont think it has much of an impact on our process, Probst said. I dont think any of these reforms have a significant impact on bidding or not bidding.IOC President Thomas Bach said Tuesday the invitation phase will begin on Jan. 15, eight months before the Sept. 15 deadline for declaration of bids.Bach said the IOC will contact all national Olympic committees interested in bidding. Meetings will be arranged in Lausanne, Switzerland, or in the potential bid cities.Its not an evaluation, Bach said. It will be up to these potential candidate cities to raise the topics they think are worthwhile. Our delegation will listen and give them any advice.Bach again ruled out reopening the bidding for the 2002 Winter Games. Scared off by high costs and other factors, several cities pulled out, leaving only Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, in the running.Canadian member Dick Pound said the former candidates should be given the chance to rejoin the race under the new bidding rules. But Bach said it would be unfair to the two remaining contenders.Its like a 10,000-meter race, Bach said. If you pull out after five laps, you cant expect that the race will be started again.One thing is already certain for 2024: The Peruvian capital of Lima beat out Helsinki on Tuesday for the right to host the IOC session in 2017 where the vote will be held.Germany has already announced it will be bidding, with a choice between Berlin and Hamburg to be made in March. Italy is expected to announce a Rome bid on Monday. France is likely to approve a Paris bid next month.Other potential contenders include Doha, Qatar; Istanbul, Turkey; Baku, Azerbaijan; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Budapest, Hungary; and a city or region in South Africa.The United States hasnt hosted the Summer Games since 1996 in Atlanta. New York made a failed bid for the 2012 Olympics, and Chicago missed out for 2016.Thats 28 years, Probst said. Thats more than a generation. Thats a long time to not have the games in the United States.Probst said he spoke with Bach and other IOC members in Monaco who encouraged the U.S. to submit a 2024 bid.Its more along the lines of its time for the U.S. to bid and if you have a strong bid with a high-quality leadership team, good venue plan and all the other elements that are important to the membership, you have an opportunity to compete and hopefully compete successfully, he said.The USOC board will meet in California on Dec. 16 to decide whether to bid after listening to presentations from all four cities. The board could decide to choose a candidate city right away or wait a month or two.If we decide to move forward with a bid next week, I would say within 30-60 days we would probably select a city, but we could get to that next week as well, Probst said.The new IOC rules allow for events to be held outside host cities and countries in exceptional cases.I dont think the notion that you could have venues in two different cities is really applicable to a U.S. bid, so I dont think it advantages us or disadvantages us, Probst said.Los Angeles is seeking to host the Olympics for a third time after staging the games in 1932 and 1984.I think some people think its a pro, some people feel its a con, Probst said. Theyve got facilities in place, theyve done it before, but you hear some members say been there, done that, so thats one of the things we have to consider.___Follow Stephen Wilson on Twitter: <a href="" target="_blank">Nike Roshe Run Floral Print For Sale</a> . 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Jefferson scored 19 points, Gerald Henderson added 17 and the Bobcats handed the Milwaukee Bucks their eighth straight loss in a 96-72 win Saturday night. Jefferson, in his second game back from an ankle injury, added seven rebounds for Charlotte, which has won two of three to pull back to .500 (7-7). &quot;My first game back, I was a little rusty,&quot; Jefferson said while icing down the ankle. The Bobcats lost to Phoenix 98-91 on Friday night, when Jefferson finished with nine points in his first action after missing four games. &quot;But it never fails the second game. It like clicked,&quot; Jefferson said while snapping his fingers. &quot;And thats what we did better than last night.&quot; Reserve Khris Middleton (20 points) led the Bucks, who shot just 35 per cent. Milwaukees losing streak is its longest since closing out the 2007-8 season with eight consecutive losses. Coach Larry Drew was optimistic before the game that his team would bounce back from a 115-107 loss in overtime to Philadelphia on Friday night. Instead, the Bucks struggled again. At 2-10, theyre the worst team in the Eastern Conference. &quot;I owe the fans a big, big apology for the performance of this team tonight. Very, very disappointed,&quot; Drew said. &quot;A team that I really thought after last nights loss would come out and play with some energy, with some passion and they did not do that.&quot; Middleton outscored the Bucks starting five of Caron Butler, Ersan Ilyasova, Zaza Pachulia, O.J. Mayo and Luke Ridnour, who combined for 16 points on 8-of-28 shooting. Charlotte led the entire way, building on a 46-39 halftime lead. A smattering of boos came down for the Bucks with Charlotte up 23 after three quarters. &quot;I told the guys after the game that there will be changes in our starting lineup,&quot; Drew said. &quot;If theyre not on the same page with it, so be it, but there will be changes.&quot; The Bobcats outmuscleed the Bucks to pull away. <a href="" target="_blank">Release Date Of Nike Air Max 2016</a>. Jeff Adrien added 10 rebounds off the bench for Charlotte, which had decisive edges on the boards (52-36) and points in the paint (48-2<img src="" valign="bottom" />. Charlotte was briefly threatened in the second quarter, when the Bucks narrowed an early 12-point edge to 36-35. But Milwaukee had a 2-of-18 shooting stretch from late in the second quarter to late in the third. &quot;The biggest thing was energy,&quot; Henderson said about the defensive effort. &quot;Were coming off a tough loss at home. Then you come off a back-to-back. Milwaukee. Its cold. Youve just got to come with energy on the road.&quot; The Bucks, struggling with injuries, are slowly getting healthy. An injury list that once numbered about a half-dozen players was down to just two on Saturday night in Larry Sanders (thumb) and Carlos Delfino (foot). Point guard Brandon Knight returned to the floor after missing time with a hamstring injury. It still wasnt enough for the Bucks, who looked disjointed on the offensive end. Charlotte capitalized coming out of the half. Josh McRoberts (12 points, nine rebounds) hit a 3 from the wing with the shot clock winding down, leaving Ilyasova to hang his head in frustration as he jogged back up the floor. Mayo missed a quick jumper and the Bobcats came racing down in transition after a rebound by McRoberts. Jefferson drove the lane and got fouled, but missed the second of two foul shots. Then the 6-foot-10, 289-pound Jefferson showed exactly why Charlotte signed him to a three-year, $41 million contract in the off-season, grabbing the offensive board and getting fouled again. This time, Jefferson made both foul shots for an 11-point lead with 11:12 left in the third quarter. &quot;Theres not many guys that can play him effectively,&quot; coach Steve Clifford said. &quot;Hes an elite low-post scorer down there.&quot; John Henson had 10 points and nine boards for Milwaukee. Notes: Knight missed five games because of the injury. He had three points and seven assists in 25 minutes. Ridnour started at the point. ... The No. 2 Duke womens basketball team watched from the stands, ahead of the Blue Devils game Sunday against Marquette. 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SAN ANTONIO -- Tony Parker had 18 points to lead six players in double figures and the San Antonio Spurs rolled past the listless Brooklyn Nets 113-92 on Tuesday night. <a href="" target="_blank">Carlton Fisk Jersey</a> . Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan had 15 points each and Tiago Splitter and Patty Mills each had 12. Miles Plumlee and Shaun Livingston had 15 points each to lead Brooklyn. Kevin Garnet was held to two points, failing to make a field for only the second time in his 19-year career and the first time since 1996. The Nets (10-30) began the season with the same hope as a New Years Eve celebration after a blockbuster trade brought former NBA champions Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to the team. That promise ended quickly and the lacklustre loss to the Spurs was a microcosm of their season so far. It got so bad for the Nets they couldnt even end the game. Brooklyn was forced to call a timeout with 0.2 seconds left after a long delay because they only had four players who hadnt retreated to the locker room -- thinking the game had ended. Several Nets had not fully retreated, but resumed after initially stopping when the officials ruled the game was not over. With first-year coach Jason Kidd and his staff standing around puzzled, Andrei Kirilenko slowly walked back to the court and was subbed in to complete the game with an inbounds pass. While San Antonio walked off the court collectively high-fiving and in good spirits, Brooklyn walked in separate packs, with the five players who were on the court appearing tired as they trudged to the locker room slowly. Kirilenko was playing his first game after missing the last 25 with back spasms. He had four points. The Nets fared better offensively in the second half, but their defence was just as lacklustre. The Spurs set a season high for points in the third quarter in a 39-32 period. 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Ching threatened to retire after the Impact made him the first pick in the Major League Soccer expansion draft on Nov. 23, but when the Houston Dynamo made no move to get him back, the 33-year-old elected to report to Montreal. <a href="" target="_blank"></a> . Tyson Barrie scored in the final minute of regulation, and then scored again in the shootout, leading Colorado to a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.The surging Montreal Canadiens will try to complete a home-and-home sweep when they visit the New Jersey Devils for Wednesdays rematch at Prudential Center. Watch it live tonight on TSN at 7pm et/4pm pt. You can also listen to the game live on TSN Radio Montreal 690 and The Canadiens notched a 3-2 regulation win over the visiting Devils on Monday, giving Montreal a 6-0-1 record over its past seven contests. The recent hot stretch has pushed the Habs into a tie for second place in the Atlantic Division, three points behind first-place Boston. Montreal will be without forward Rene Bourque, who did not make the trip to New Jersey after sustaining an upper-body injury in Monday nights win. Peter Budaj will get the call in goal. Cory Schneider will get the call for New Jersey tonight after Martin Brodeur yielded three goals on 17 shots in Mondays setback. Schneider has never faced the Canadiens. Montreal won its second game in a row in Mondays close decision against New Jersey. Alex Galchenyuk scored the game-winner for the Habs when he gave the hosts a 3-2 edge with 10:26 left in the third period. After being benched for the third period for an undisciplined penalty in Saturdays victory over Toronto, Galchenyuk earned a bit of redemption with his game-winner on Monday. Alexei Emelin missed the net on a shot from the middle, but Galchenyuk was there to steer the puck into the net on a broken play to give the Canadiens the lead for good. &quot;I wasnt feeling low on Saturday, it happens, its part of the game. I put it behind me. I was definitely excited about this game. I wanted to play good annd was happy with that goal,&quot; said Galchenyuk. <a href="" target="_blank">Brock Holt Jersey</a>. Bourque tallied a goal and an assist in the win, while David Desharnais contributed two helpers. Max Pacioretty provided the other goal for Montreal and Carey Price turned aside 27-of-29 shots to record the victory. Price was particularly sharp in the opening period, when he held the Devils to just one goal on 11 shots. &quot;We werent ready to play in the first period. It could have been 4-0 for the Devils, but Carey kept us in the game. We owe it to our goalies to step up when they bail us out,&quot; said Pacioretty. Price improved his career record against the Devils to 8-9-1 and he expects to get the start again in Wednesdays finale. He has a solid 2.39 goals against average and .916 save percentage in 18 career games versus New Jersey. Steve Bernier and Michael Ryder lit the lamp on Monday for New Jersey, which had a two-game winning streak snapped in the opener of this two-game series. &quot;We played well at the start. We missed a couple of open-netters. Their defensemen made a couple of good plays and at the end that is what made the difference,&quot; said Brodeur after Mondays loss. Devils forward Adam Henrique left the opener of the home-and-home set with a lower-body injury and is questionable for Wednesdays clash. Henrique is tied for second on New Jersey with six goals this season. The Canadiens have won three of the past four meetings against New Jersey overall, but the Devils have claimed two of the past three encounters in Newark. 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PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens are still adjusting to NHL play after a nearly three-week Olympic layoff. <a href="" target="_blank">Wholesale Jerseys 2016</a> . And it showed Thursday night. The Canadiens, playing in their second game in as many days, however, got a good performance in the end from their backup goaltender as he filled in for an injured Olympic gold medallist . Peter Budaj stopped all three shooters in the shootout and David Desharnais scored the only goal, leading the Canadiens to a wild 6-5 victory. &quot;He battled back in the second and third and in the shootout he was outstanding,&quot; Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said of Budaj. Budaj, in his second straight start for injured starter Carey Price, stopped Penguins shooters James Neal and Sidney Crosby before denying Evgeni Malkins slap shot for the win. Desharnais, the third shooter for Montreal, slammed on the brakes at the top of the crease before sliding the puck by Marc-Andre Fleury. &quot;I would like to have some goals back, but we scored five goals against Pittsburgh,&quot; Budaj said. &quot;We have to learn from the mistakes we made. We have to keep going and getting better.&quot; Daniel Briere scored twice, once on the power play, and Max Pacioretty also scored with the man advantage, his 27th of the year. Brendan Gallagher netted his 15th for the Canadiens and Alexei Emelin also scored his second of the season. Budaj, who stopped 27 shots, made his second straight start after turning aside 28 shots during an overtime loss one day earlier against Detroit. &quot;You can tell the bench guys wanted to battle back for him because he certainly worked hard,&quot; Therrien said. He filled in for Price, who was named the top goaltender at the Olympic games after going 5-0 with a 0.59 goals-against average and two shutouts, leading Team Canada to a gold medal. Price, who aggravated a lower-body injury sustained in Sochi, will be re-evaluated Friday. &quot;Credit to the team because they stuck with it, they battled for me and we got the two points,&quot; Budaj said. Crosby, who leads the NHL with 80 points, scored his 29th and added an assist. Neal scored his 21st for his 300th career point and also had an assist, while Malkin provided two assists, both extending six-game point streaks. Olli Maatta scored his seventh of the season on the power play and had an assist, while Brandon Sutter had a short-handed goal, his 10th of the year. Deryk Engelland also scored his career-high fifth goal. &quot;We worked hard,&quot; Crosby said. &quot;It was a little sloppy, and a lot of special teams. ... 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Instead, Landry Fields inbounded to Tyler Hansbrough on the elbow, who faked the pass back to Fields and blew by an unsuspecting Metta World Peace for the two-handed slam to tie the game. &quot;I owed it to the players,&quot; Casey said of his decision to force overtime. &quot;Weve got to try to execute down the stretch. It crossed my mind [to go for the three] but it wasnt the right thing to do.&quot; &quot;It was good for us to learn,&quot; he explained following Torontos 123-120 win over the Knicks. &quot;I know its excruciating for [the media] to have to stay up late and miss [their] deadlines but its good for [the players].&quot; No starter played in the fourth quarter or in either of the extra periods as Casey continued to experiment with his reserves, many of whom have failed to stand out over the first six games. Hansbrough and Terrence Ross, who both figure to be mainstays off the bench this season, came through down the stretch while Quincy Acy, Dwight Buycks and Julyan Stone - who still hasnt made the team but is a safe bet to snag the final roster spot - played like they have something to prove. &quot;The guys fought, scraped [and] got their way back into the game,&quot; Casey said. &quot;Its a great experience for those young kids to be able to play in those situations because in the regular season most likely, unless something catastrophic happens, theyre not going to be in the game.&quot; &quot;It prepares you for future games,&quot; said Ross, who scored a game-high 27 points including a buzzer beating three-pointer that forced double overtime. &quot;If you ever get in that situation you know what to do and what not to do.&quot; &quot;You really just get comfortable in that situation,&quot; he continued, &quot;because the first time you go out there its always kind of nerve-racking no matter how many times you go over it in practice so just getting that live experience helps.&quot; Raining Ross Triples With 4.1 seconds remaining in the first overtime period, Julyan Stone found Ross - the inbounder - coming off a screen. The sophomore rose up, faded away and drilled the game-tying triple at the buzzer. By that point Ross was on fire. The Raptors guard was just one-for-three, all three-point attempts, through seven minutes in the first three quarters. He finished the game seven-for-15, including six-of-13 from long range, in just over 25 minutes. &quot;My teammates kept passing me the ball,&quot; he said, &quot;so I knew if they were passing to me I was going to shoot it. They gave me the confidence to keep shooting so thats what I did.&quot; At times Ross has been the most impressive player on the floor during the preseason, scoring most of his points in bunches. Other times, specifically early in games, hes gone relatively unnoticed, something Casey has noticed and is working with him to correct. &quot;It took Terrence a little while to get going,&quot; the Raptors coach said of Ross, who should be the second units biggest source of offence if he can become more consistent. &quot;Once he got going he was okay but hes got to do that as soon as he comes in [the game] in that second quarter.&quot; Shades of Hakeem Once again in the preseason DeMar DeRozan put on a show in the paint, completely dominating smaller defenders in the post and making it look easy. From his trusted up and under move, to a devastating spin that made rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. look silly, to the fake behind the back pass that fooled former defensive player of the year Tyson Chandler en route to an easy lay in, DeRozan continued to turn heads and earn high praise. &quot;I thought his footwork when they had single coverage [on him] was big-time,&quot; Casey said of DeRozans work in the post. &quot;He looked like hed been working with Hakeem [Olajuwon] down there.&quot; &quot;Its a footwork thing,&quot; said DeRozan, who has been studying film of great post-up guards including Kobe Bryant and Andre Miller. &quot;Understanding how a players going to play me and just using my advantages. I know if I get a player in the air either I get the foul or get the lay-up. I just have different options and Im starting to understand that more.&quot; DeRozan had 21 points in just under 30 minutes, shooting 8-for-15 from the field, including his first two treys of the preseason. After going a perfect 5-of-5 in the paint Monday, he is now shooting 19-for-25 (76 per cent) in the restricted area, where he has taken 43 per cent of his field goal attempts during the exhibition season. Chemistry on the Wing The league, or at least the Knicks, have noticed the evolution in DeRozans game as hes beginning to see double teams intended to put pressure on him as a ball handler. &quot;I thought his passes out of the double teams were huge,&quot; Casey said. &quot;I think Rudy [Gay] got a three off of one of them. So hes got to punish them with the pass as much as his scoring out of the post.&quot; DeRozan improved his ball handling and court vision last season and looks to be taking the next step playing alongside another dangerous offensive weapon in Rudy Gay. Gay finished with 19 points on 5-of-10 shooting, also hitting a couple of three-pointers, in just under 26 minutes. Continued Search for Second-Unit Symmetry Again, the group of Ross, Fields, Hansbrough, D.J. 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He homered in the first two games against St. Louis and is 4 for 10 with four RBIs in the series. Alvarez also kept the Pirates famous flag flying high in October. &quot;Raise the Jolly Roger!&quot; is the rallying cry for this wild-card team, now one victory from its first post-season series win since Willie Stargell, Dave Parker and the &quot;We Are Family&quot; gang won it all in 1979. &quot;Were continuing to surprise a lot of people, I believe. Were continuing to show people that were not done, that were not just happy to be in the post-season,&quot; star centre fielder Andrew McCutchen said. &quot;Were fighting to win a World Series.&quot; Heady territory for a franchise that had endured a record 20 consecutive years of losing coming into this season. Six months later, the Pirates are on the cusp of knocking out baseball royalty. Mark Melancon (1-0) picked up the win despite allowing Carlos Beltrans tying home run in the top of the eighth. Jason Grilli worked the ninth for a save. Charlie Morton is set to start for Pittsburgh in Game 4 on Monday against rookie Michael Wacha. Beltran finished 2 for 3 with three RBIs. His 16th playoff home run moved him past Babe Ruth for eighth place in post-season history. &quot;Its a must-win tomorrow for us,&quot; Beltran said. &quot;Hopefully we can come here tomorrow, take care of business, win and go play the last game at home.&quot; Beltrans shot temporarily silenced a rocking crowd at PNC Park. It also set the stage for another dramatic win by the Pirates. McCutchen led off the eighth with his second hit, a double to left. But the NL MVP candidate unwisely tried to advance on Justin Morneaus grounder to shortstop and was an easy out at third. Harrison ran for Morneau and moved up when Marlon Byrd walked. St. Louis manager Mike Matheny turned to a lefty in Siegrist to face the left-handed Alvarez. 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After blowouts by each club in St. Louis, there wasnt much room to breathe in front of a frenzied, black-clad crowd looking for a repeat of Pittsburghs giddy 6-2 romp over Cincinnati in the wild-card game last Tuesday. Martins sacrifice fly off reliever Seth Maness in the sixth gave the Pirates a 3-2 lead and turned the game over to Pittsburghs &quot;Shark Tank&quot; bullpen, one of the keys to the franchises first winning season and playoff berth in a generation. Tony Watson worked around a one-out single in the seventh before giving way to Melancon. The Cardinals must win two straight to advance to the NL championship series for the third straight year. &quot;Weve been in this situation,&quot; Beltran said. &quot;Last year, I think we were in this situation a lot. So I think were fine, man. We want to come here tomorrow, we want to win and hopefully take this series home.&quot; Pirates starter Francisco Liriano dominated the Cardinals during the regular season, going 3-0 with an 0.75 ERA in three starts against the NLs highest-scoring team. He was electric against the Reds last Tuesday, shaking off a sinus infection and baffling them with a series of changeups and sliders that ended Cincinnatis season and manager Dusty Bakers tenure. Liriano narrowly escaped damage in the third Sunday when Matt Holliday lined to right with the bases loaded. The left-hander wasnt quite as fortunate in the fifth. Jon Jay led off with a single and Pete Kozma followed with a walk. After pitcher Joe Kelly struck out trying to bunt, a double steal set up Beltrans two-run single. At 2-all, the Cardinals had matched their entire output against Liriano in their previous 28 innings. Liriano was matched nearly pitch for pitch by the unflappable Kelly. 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So it should be all good.Thirty players have been invited to camp and 22 players will make the final team.The 17-year-old McDavid, who has 51 points in 18 games this season, is an early favourite to be selected first overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. His presence would provide a big boost to a squad that hasnt won gold in five years.McDavid was sporting a yellow no-contact jersey during a 75-minute evening practice at MasterCard Centre. He was flying down the ice during drills but his puck-handling skills were a little rusty.I felt good, obviously a couple hiccups there with the puck, he said. I thought I was shooting it fine and I got better as the practice went on.Head coach Benoit Groulx said it would be nice to get McDavid into an exhibition game, but its most important to have him ready for the tournament. We will follow what the doctor says and how he reacts to shooting the puck and passing the puck, he said. But right now theres no rush. Were happy to have him here and well see how it plays out.McDavid was on last years team that finished fourth in Malmo, Sweden. Canadas first game at this years event will be played at Montreals Bell Centre against Slovakia.We want to be patient with him in order to have him at 100 per cent, Groulx said. We dont want to put Connor McDavid on the ice at 75 per cent. Thats why were patient and were going to have to wait and see how he reacts to practising.Other returning players include Halifax Mooseheads goaltender Zach Fucale, defencemen Chris Bigras of the Owen Sound Attack and Josh Morrissey of the Prince Albert Raiders, and forwards Frederik Gauthier of the Rimouski Oceanic, Nic Petan of the Portland Winterhawks and Sam Reinhart of the Kootenay Ice.There could still be a few late additions to the camp roster. NHL clubs have until the Dec. 19 roster freeze to decide whether they will loan players to the team. Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin wont be joining the squad but there is a chance Curtis Lazar of the Ottawa Senators and Bo Horvat of the Vancouver Canucks could still be added.The players will practise again Friday before taking on the CIS Toronto Selects over the weekend.We have a good positive attitude, Fucale said. We had a good first practice. Its starting well.After the first few days in Toronto, the team will head down the highway for next weeks pre-competition camp in St. Catharines, Ont. We have the best of the best here, Groulx said. The best 30 players in the country. Theyre all talented. They have skills, they have size, they have speed, they can shoot and pass the puck. But its also about their attitude. What they can bring.Can they block shots? Can they forecheck hard? Can they track hard? Can they make the big plays when it matters the most? 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