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Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at cmonref@tsn. Josh Sweat Eagles Jersey .ca. Hi Mr Fraser Can you clarify if I was in a time-warp over the weekend? In the 2nd period, Evander Kane boarded Clayton Stoner from behind, and got a deserved major penalty. However, while a teammate was engaging with Kane, Stoner got up, dropped his gloves and punched Kane 3 times in the head. It looked like the 1970s Flyers with Schultz and Dupont ganging up on an opponent, and the refs duly ignoring it. Stoner got 2 for roughing. How many bare-fisted punches to the head do you get for 2 minutes? And isnt there a 3rd man in rule anymore? Kane was partially tied up by the other Ducks player while Stoner was unloading. Surely theres an irony to Kane getting ejected for a dangerous hit but Stoner getting 2 minutes for 3 bare-fisted punches to Kanes head while Kane is not even free to defend or protect himself. So much for the NHL wanting to protect its players from head injuries. Then in the 3rd Dustin Byfuglien was in alone on a breakaway and was impeded (a little bit) by Sami Vatanen who got 2:00 for slashing. OK, it was a borderline call, maybe, but either you have to give a penalty shot, surely, or else make no call. Again, it looked like a bit of 1970s and 1980s let em play officiating. This inconsistency makes the NHL look bad, in my opinion. What do you think? Thanks Brian Jose Durres, Albania -- Mr. Fraser. Just watched Evander Kanes hit from behind and completely agree with the penalty and misconduct, my question is as Kanes engaged with the teammate the Ducks player gets up drops the gloves and starts throwing as third man in. He was assessed a 2 minute penalty for this, would seem to me it should have been evened out. Like to know your opinion. Thanks, Paul Paul and Brian (Many thanks for coming to us all the way from Durres, Albania): There is no question the referee(s) assessed the appropriate penalty to Evander Kane, five minutes plus a game misconduct, for a check from behind that drove Clayton Stoner face-first into the glass. I have no doubt that Kane will be suspended for this careless and dangerous hit. As both of you have alluded to in your question, a free pass should not be given to any player who wishes to retaliate but must be held accountable for his actions under the playing rules as the penalty meter continues to run. An altercation (46.3) is defined as a situation involving two players with at least one to be penalized. This definition was clearly satisfied once Kane delivered the illegal hit on Stoner. There was a minimal time delay from the moment of the hit (and with Stoner still down on the ice) to when Sami Vatanen of the Ducks approached Kane with his stick in a prone, cross-check position to engage the Jets player. If Stoner had not gotten up off the ice and immediately attacked Kane the intervention by Vatanen could have been treated as a separate altercation and penalized accordingly. In this scenario Vatanens actions were worthy of a minor penalty for roughing. Depending upon Kanes response to Vartanen, all we had at that point was a major and game misconduct to Kane and a minor to Vatanen. This changed, however, when Stoner got up off the ice, threw his gloves down and began unloading bombs to the facial area of Kane, who was now engaged with Vatanen. Based on Stoners aggressive actions, well beyond a simple roughing incident, he was no longer the victim of an illegal hit but potentially the instigator of a subsequent fight. Stoner threw three punches, one of which appeared to get through and connect to the face of Kane. In a perfect world, Stoner should have been assessed two minutes for instigating, five minutes for fighting and a 10 minute misconduct and Vartanen a roughing minor and game misconduct as the third man into an altercation. A perfect world it is not and as rule 46 (fighting) states, The referees are provided very wide latitude in the penalties which they may impose under this rule. This is done intentionally to enable them to differentiate between the obvious degrees of responsibility of the participants for either starting the fighting or persisting in continuing the fighting. To be fair and in consideration of the wide latitude granted to the referee, the punches thrown by Stoner did not commence until after Vartanen intervened and engaged Kane, which would cause some reluctance for the referee to determine a third man in. The linesmen were also quick to intervene and restrain Stoner from continuing to throw punches. It would be reasonable, under these circumstances, for the referee to forgo a fighting major to Stoner but to instead treat the entire altercation as separate roughing incidents. Im not into the even up theory here, Paul, and disagree with the final assessment of penalties. At the very least, Stoner deserved a double-minor for roughing based on the number of attempted punches thrown and Vartanen, a single roughing minor in the aftermath of the check from behind delivered by Kane. Kane did not respond other than in an attempt to fend off both Vartanen and Stoner by raising his hands in a defensive posture. As such, Kane was deserving of nothing beyond the major and game misconduct. The Jets should have received a 4-on-3 numerical advantage for two minutes (assuming a Jets PP goal did not result), following which the teams would play four aside another two minutes. The Ducks would then receive a one minute power-play for the duration of Kanes major infraction. An assessment of penalties in this manner identifies the actions of each individual player and holds them more accountable under the rules. It also sends a message to players who seek retribution that they nullify a potential power-play their team was about to receive and in this case end up a man short. At 4:56 of the third period, Vartanen made light contact to the hip area of Dustin Bufuglien with a slash as the Jets player was in the act of shooting on a clear breakaway. A penalty shot is awarded to restore a lost scoring opportunity. The contact delivered by Vartanen did not restrict Bufugliens shot or scoring opportunity and was unworthy of penalty shot. The minor penalty for slashing was based more on the full extension for Vartanen to make contact than the degree of force exerted. 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The fight is to be shown on the Showtime specialty channel in the U.S.If he keeps his focus, Stevenson should win.And a win would put him into what should be the top fight in the division in 2015.This week, the WBC ordered Stevenson to face the winner of what it presumptuously called an eliminatory bout on March 14 in Montreal between his hometown rival Jean Pascal and Sergey Kovalev, who holds the other three titles that matter, those of the IBF, WBA and WBO.My plan is to face Kovalev in 2015, but first we need to focus and win this fight, Stevenson said this week. Then we can talk 2015.I know (Sukhotsky) is a tough contender. And I know hes training very hard for this fight. Hes going to try to surprise me, but Im very prepared.Stevenson has been criticized for ducking the top fighters in his division, notably Kovalev, an accusation he denies.Both fighters were on a card in Quebec City in November, 2013 that was supposed to set up a Stevenson-Kovalev showdown. 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Hes the IBF Champion and a win on Friday will bring me closer to fighting him again and proving that I beat him the first time.Edwards is 2-3-1 in his last six bouts, including a TKO loss to Stevenson in 2011.Another IBF eliminator has welterweight Ionut (Jojo) Dan, a Romania native fighting out of Montreal, in a rematch with Quebec Citys Kevin Bizier.Dan (33-2) earned a hard-fought split decision over Bizier (23-1) at the Pepsi Colisee last year, but getting a decision twice in his opponents home town wont be easy. Especially since promoter Yvon Michel has plans for Bizier when Quebec Citys new NHL-size arena opens in the new year.Im more prepared than I was for the first fight, said Dan, an intelligent, technically solid fighter, but not a knockout artist. Im in better shape, both physically and mentally.I expect it to be a great fight.The more aggressive Bizier feels he was robbed in their November, 2013 bout.What killed us in the first fight was the holding from Jojo Dan, he said. Every time I did something good he would hold me, and then he would respond with garbage punches that made him look good.Even if I landed the cleaner punches, he would score with garbage punches after holding. The holding was a huge issue and were going to make sure the referee doesnt allow it this time around.Im ready for everything. Im ready for a war. Ive been ready since the last fight. Whatever he brings to the table, I will be one step ahead. I will win. I promise you. If the knockout comes, it comes.The card also has Artur Beterbiev (6-0), an impressive Russian light heavyweight fighting out of Montreal, in a 10-rounder against American Jeff Page Jr. (15-0). Beterbiev, a two-time Olympian, beat Kovalev twice as an amateur.Ill do what I have to do to win over the U.S. fans, said Beterbiev. I know Im not that well known in the U.S., but Im going to show them my skills and give them my best.Id like to become a world champion in 2015. 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Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork. Will Butcher Jersey .com) - Frans Nielsens third-period hat trick helped the New York Islanders to a 7-5 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday. With the game tied at 4-4 after two periods, Nielsen started his surge as he finished a 2-on-1 rush with a goal at the 9:39 mark. He then received a pass from Mikhail Grabovski on another 2-on-1 break and wristed the puck past Anders Lindback for a 6-4 lead 5 1/2 minutes later. Shawn Horcoff cut the deficit in half when he beat Chad Johnson only 23 seconds after Nielsens second tally, but the native of Denmark capped the night on an empty netter with one-tenth of a second left. Anders Lee, Nikolay Kulemin, Brock Nelson and Lubomir Visnovsky each added a goal for New York, which has won two straight on the heels of a two-game skid. Johnson made 26 saves in the win for the Metropolitan Division leaders. You get the two points however you win...but you cant rely on scoring (seven) goals, Johnson said. I want to be better and make some more saves. Lee got things going 5:11 into the first when he tipped in Thomas Hickeys shot from the left circle. Vernon Fiddler knotted the score later in the period after he threw one on net that squeaked through Johnsons pads. Kulemin gave the Islanders another lead late in the first, and Nelson added to it with a wrist shot as Lindback couldnt control the original shot by Ryan Strome 1:25 into the second for a 3-1 New York lead. Lindback stopped 22 shots for Dallas, which had its two-game winning streak snapped. I have to be better than that, Lindback admitted. The Stars took the lead with three straight goals from there. Tyler Seguin, who finished with a goal and an assist, scored four minutes after Nelson to cut the deficit to one. Jason Spezza tied the game on the power play 1:25 later, blasting a shot past Johnson from the left circle off a feed from Alex Goligoski, who finished with two helpers. 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With confidence and belief at the lowest of ebbs with barely five minutes on the board the Impact could not have asked for the better start as Felipe threaded the ball perfectly into the space Romero was running into. You could almost feel the relief on the Impact bench as Romero intricately placed his shot just inside the far post. Dominating the possession early on and carving out opportunity seemingly with ease - this was a Red Bulls team that was certainly there for the taking. However, come the final whistle, the post-match discussion yet again was dominated by the Impacts inability to defend effectively. It is the basic and elementary aspects of the craft which have been their unravelling. We saw glimpses of this through the pre-season and alarmingly the trend has been allowed to continue as the season has progressed. How much longer the team can afford to set themselves up in a loose fitting 4-2-3-1 system remains to be seen. Saturday afternoon at Olympic Stadium, and just like 2012s maiden MLS season, the Impact will go into a sixth match of the season still in search of their first victory of the season. With this as the backdrop a match against the Chicago Fire could not have come at a worse time for Frank Klopas as his old club come into Montreal in search of its initial victory this term too. His successor at the Fire - Frank Yallop - spoke in glowing terms during the week about the man he replaced. "I know Frank well, playing against him, coaching against him and socially. Hes a good guy." Klopass Chicago football roots go all the way back to 1983 when he played with the NASLs Chicago Sting. It was during this time Klopas got to visit, and play in Montreal. A city he continued to visit through intervening years during Christmas shopping trips with his wife. Familiarity with Montreal also extends itself through Fire ownership. 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MINSK, Belarus -- Alex Ovechkin has been hospitalized with an apparent right leg injury suffered during Russias game with Germany at the world hockey championship Sunday. Sam Shields Rams Jersey . Coach Oleg Znarok would not reveal anything about Ovechkins injury other than to say he was taken to a local hospital. Znarok said information would be released later. "Of course its scary. We hope hes healthy and can play," said former Winnipeg Jets forward Alex Burmistrov. Ovechkin took an open-ice hit from Marcus Kink that appeared to make contact with his right knee, then flipped over and remained on the ice. The Russian captain and Washington Capitals star was down for two minutes before needing to be helped off by teammates, putting no pressure on his right leg. Ovechkin was injured in the third period of Russias 3-0 victory and did not return. "I hope nothing is wrong with him. I hope he is fine. You never want to see that," said German goaltender Philipp Grubauer, who is also a teammate of Ovechkin. "We need him in Washington. He had 51 goals this year, he is one of the best players in the world so we need him up in Washington." There have been over 30 injuries at this tournament, but Ovechkins could turn out to be the most significant. Kink refused comment when asked his opinion of the hit. Montreal-born German coach Pat Cortina called it an "unfortunate incident" and added that Ovechkin was a "great ambassador" for the sport. The Washington Capitals issued the following statement on Sunday: "We are aware that Alex Ovechkin sustained an injury during todays game versus Germany. Our medical staff is working with Ovechkin and Team Russia to gather additional information at this time." Ramik Wilson Rams Jersey . -- The Sacramento Kings and guard Jimmer Fredette have completed a buyout of his contract, clearing the way for the former BYU sensation to become a free agent. 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Jackson thanked the Eagles organization and fans in a statement Friday, and also denied "unfounded reports" that he was released for any reason related to his lifestyle. "I would like to make it very clear that I am not and never have been part of any gang," Jackson said. "I am not a gang member and to speculate and assume that I am involved in such activity off the field is reckless and irresponsible. I work very hard on and off the field and I am a good person with good values. "I am proud of the accomplishments that I have made both on and off the field. I have worked tirelessly to give back to my community and have a positive impact on those in need. It is unfortunate that I now have to defend myself and my intentions. These reports are irresponsible and just not true." Before releasing Jackson, the Eagles announced they had signed Sanchez. Bounced out of New York after the Jets signed Michael Vick last week, Sanchez moved down turnpike to Philadelphia in what essentially was a swap with Vick. "I think we passed each other on the train," Sanchez said, laughing. Sanchez can wave goodbye to Jackson, too. Jackson was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns. He had a $10.25 million contract for the 2014 season and was signed through 2016. "After careful consideration over this off-season, the Philadelphia Eagles have decided to part ways with DeSean Jackson," the Eagles said in a statement. The Eagles had no other comment. Jacksons agent, Joel Segal, did not immediately return a request for comment. Jackson has 356 career receptions for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns. Hes a dangerous returner who went to the Pro Bowl in 2009 after taking two punts the distance. Jackson has four career scores on punt reeturns, including the memorable 65-yard game-ending return to cap a comeback win over the New York Giants in 2010. Cornelius Lucas Rams Jersey. The 27-year-old receiver is entering his seventh NFL season. The Eagles had been put out feelers that Jackson was available. Coach Chip Kelly refused to commit on Jacksons return at this weeks NFL meetings. But other teams could be quick to sign one of the NFLs top receivers. Speaking at the NFL meetings, Jets owner Woody Johnson expressed interest in Jackson, saying: "Were looking at a number of players, including DeSean." Jackson could be a showboat — memorably dropping the ball in celebration before the goal line after an apparent long touchdown — and upset the Eagles this season when he lobbied for a new contact shortly after they were eliminated in the playoffs. His departure leaves the Eagles with Riley Cooper, who survived a video scandal that showed him using the N-word at a concert, and Jeremy Maclin as the starting wide receivers. "We just made an extremely unpopular decision, but I couldnt be more excited and happy with where this organization is going!! #FlyEaglesFly," offensive lineman Jason Kelce tweeted. Theres no locker room divide at quarterback. Sanchez, in his sixth year in the league, will be added to a mix of quarterbacks that includes Nick Foles, Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne. In college, Barkley succeeded Sanchez at Southern California. "Im not stirring up a controversy," Sanchez said at a news conference. "Im here to help this team win." While Vick will compete with Smith for the starting job in New York, Sanchez comes to Philadelphia as insurance. Foles had a breakout sophomore season and led the Eagles to the NFC East title after replacing an injured Vick in Week 5. Foles threw 29 touchdowns and only two interceptions in 11 starts, including a playoff loss to New Orleans. The Eagles still have plenty of offensive playmakers, trading for running back Darren Sproles to go along with NFL rushing champion LeSean McCoy. The options were part of what made Philadelphia so appealing to Sanchez. "This team, this coach, the kind of offensive firepower they have," Sanchez said, "its just an exciting element to being here in Philadelphia." Cheap Jerseys StoreJerseys NFL CheapCheap NFL Black JerseysChina Jerseys WholesaleNFL Jerseys WholesaleWholesale JerseysCamo China NFL Jerseys ' ' '
Wimbledon, England (Sports Network) - Reigning champion and five-time titlist Serena Williams and last years runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska were a pair of easy opening-round winners Tuesday at Wimbledon. Vincent Kompany Jersey . The world No. 1 superstar Williams extended her career-best winning streak to 32 matches by handling Luxembourgs Mandy Minella 6-1, 6-3 on Centre Court at the venerable All England Club. Williams won every point on serve in a lopsided first set, but Minella stunningly broke the American stalwart and then held for a 2-0 lead in the second. The formidable Williams, however, then went on to win four straight games, including a pair of breaks, to assume control once again. Minella would later fight off a match point before the American great converted on a second to move on. "For me, its the greatest moment for a tennis player, to walk out on Centre Court," Williams said. "That was such a great moment, too. So many great memories on this court." Williams is now 75-3 since losing in the first round at last years French Open. The 31-year-old is the reigning Wimbledon, French Open and U.S. Open champ who owns 16 Grand Slam singles titles overall. She beat Radwanska in last years final here to capture her third Wimbledon title in four years and also captured an Olympic gold medal at the All England Club last summer. Up next for Williams will be Frances Caroline Garcia. The fourth-seeded Radwanska routed helpless Austrian Yvonne Meusburger 6-1, 6-1. The high-flying Williams and Radwanska were joined in the round of 64 by sixth-seeded Australian Open runner-up and former French Open champ Li Na, as the Chinese star drubbed Dutchwoman Michaella Krajicek 6-1, 6-1. Krajicek is the half sister of former mens Wimbledon winner Richard Krajicek. Seventh-seeded German left-hander Angelique Kerber moved on by driving out American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-3, 6-4. Also, left-handed British crowd favorite Laura Robson took out 10th-seeded Russian Maria Kirilenko 6-3, 6-4, 11th-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci vaulted past South African Chanelle Scheepers 6-2, 6-1, and 14th-seeded former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur whipped Slovak Anna Schmiedlova 6-1, 6-3 on Day 2. Kirilenko was a Wimbledon quarterfinalist a year ago. Meanwhile, 18th-seeded Slovak Dominika Cibulkova snuck past Italian Maria Elena Camerin 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; 24th-seeded Chinese Peng Shuai pasted Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3, 6-2, Romanian Alexandra Cadantu vanquished 28th- seeded Austrian Tamira Paszek 6-2, 7-5; 30th-seeded German Mona Barthel held off Romanian Monica Niculescu 6-3, 4-6, 7-5; and American Alison Riske upended 31st-seeded Romina Oprandi 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 3-1, as the Swiss retired in the third set. Paszek had reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals the last two years. Several other women landed in the second round, including American Madison Keys, hot Romanian Simona Halep, Polands Urszula Radwanska, Estonian Kaia Kanepi, and 42-year-old Japanese Kimiko Date-Krumm, who is the second-oldest player to win a main-draw match at Wimbledon. The great Martina Navratilova holds the record, at 47 years of age. Halep headed to Wimbledon having won back-to-back tournaments, on clay in Germany and grass in The Netherlands, respectively. Shes now enjoying an 11- match winning streak after beating Belarusian Olga Govortsova in three sets. And Russian Olga Puchkova topped Arantxa Rus 6-4, 6-2, as the Dutchwoman Rus tied the WTA record for consecutive match losses at 17, equaling the mark set by Sandy Collins between 1984-87. "I need to play better to win matches at this level," Rus said. "I try my best. I try to keep working hard. Thats the only thing you can do." Raheem Sterling Jersey . -- Tiago Splitter tipped in a rebound with 2. John Stones Jersey . 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The other teams top line is going to try to shut him down, but we need him to find ways to score big goals in big moments and hes doing that right now. The Canadiens have won the last three matchups with the Wild in which Pacioretty has played, with the forward totaling five goals and an assist. Most of that production has come in the last two, as he recorded a hat trick in a 6-2 win Nov. 19, 2013, before scoring a goal in a 4-1 victory Nov. 8. Despite the three-game skid, Montreal still has one of the best records in the league. Whether were up one goal or down one, we dont panic, Subban said. I think thats one of the big keys to having a successful team, and hopefully that leads to the postseason and goes deep into the postseason. You cant get too high, you cant get too low, and I think we do a great job of sticking together. Carey Price made 30 saves in this seasons first meeting with Minnesota, which has gone 2-2-1 since a season-best four-game winning streak. The Wild (13-9-1) held a one-goal lead going into the third period against St. Louis on Saturday before falling 3-2 in a shootout. Zach Parises power-play goal was Minnesotas first in 14 chances over five games. The Wild are last in the Western Conference at 9.6 percent on the power play. It was a game we felt like we deserved to win, said Parise, whose goal was the 250th of his career. I thought we played pretty good for the full game and didnt really give them much. We spent a lot of good time in their zone. Minnesota was playing its third game in four nights and has played four of its last six on the road. This contest will be the second on a four-game homestand. This has been a very tough stretch for us travel-wise, coach Mike Yeo said. If we dont have our best effort, theres plenty of reasons and opportunities for excuses. Im proud of the guys for not letting excuses creep in. Im looking forward to getting some rest, getting some practice time and getting a little bit of time at home. Montreal is making the second stop on a four-game trip that includes games against Chicago on Friday and Dallas on Saturday. Price is 7-2-0 with a 1.67 goals-against average during a stretch that began with the win over the Wild. Darcy Kuemper had allowed four goals in each of his previous two starts before Niklas Backstrom made 24 saves Saturday. Kuemper, who stopped 27 shots against the Canadiens last month, will be in goal Wednesday. Tom Kuhnhackl Penguins Jersey . A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. Chad Ruhwedel Penguins Jersey . - Leon Draisaitl scored a hat trick as the Prince Albert Raiders stormed past the Swift Current Broncos 5-2 in Western Hockey League action Tuesday. http://www.penguinsauthenticofficial.com/bryan-trottier-jersey/ . Solomon Elimimian did not make the trip with the team after suffering what appeared to be a right leg injury in the teams regular season finale against the Calgary Stampeders. SAN DIEGO -- James Shields was on another road mound and thats a good thing for the Kansas City Royals. Then again, he really was at his home away from home. "It was nice to sleep in my own bed last night," Shields said after pitching Kansas City past the San Diego Padres 8-0 Wednesday. Shields (4-3) won at Petco Park, which isnt far from his residence in Rancho Santa Fe. "I got to play with the dog and see the kids for the first time in about a month," Shields said. "It was really nice to be around the house." Shields wasnt a welcome sight for the San Diego batters, scattering seven hits over seven innings. With Eric Hosmer driving in a season-high four runs and the Royals scoring three times in the first inning, Shields was able to win with less than his best. "I didnt think my stuff way that good today," said Shields, who threw a season-high 118 pitches. "I was all over the place, getting behind in counts a lot. It was a grind day, but sometimes you got to go out there without your good stuff and compete and that is what I did." Padres ace Andrew Cashner (2-5) didnt see the fifth inning. "Were kind of in a team-wide funk," Cashner said. The Royals are headed the opposite direction. They won their second straight game, took their first series at Petco Park and snapped a five-game losing skid since rolling into town. "That was what you call an AAGG -- an all-around good game in all phases," Kansas City manager Ned Yost said. "Shields was fantastic, the bullpen was great, our defence was solid and we had very, very good baserunning. And our offence had as good as a day as we have had against a darn good young pitcher in a long time." For a good stretch, Shields, who struck out four and walked two, has been tough on the road. Hes won four straight starts away from Kauffmann Stadium and since the start of last season is 14-4 with a 2.00 ERA. Hosmer got three hits. He finished the series going 7 for 15 with seven RBIs, a homer and a double. "The power numbers will come," Hosmer said. "Im not worried about that. Its early in the season and right now Im just doing anything to help this team win." "The biggest thing today was coming up with runners in scooring position and getting guys in," he said. Patric Hornqvist Penguins Jersey. The Padres scuffled, not having any better luck against two relievers after Shields exited. They were shut out for a major league-high sixth time this season. San Diego has lost six of eight overall. Cashner, who lasted a season-low four innings, had trouble from the start. He threw 43 pitches in the first, hurt by a pair of errors from shortstop Everth Cabrera that led to two unearned runs. "I feel bad for my teammate, for Cashner," Cabrera said. Alcides Escobar reached when Cabrera misplayed his ground ball after Nori Aoki opened with a single. Hosmer hit a two-run single, Alex Gordon reached base two batters later when Cabrera mishandled his grounder and Danny Valencia followed with a broken-bat, RBI single. Cashner ended the inning by getting Shields to ground out with the bases loaded in a nine-pitch at-bat. "That was the best AB of the game," Hosmer said. The Padres had a chance to cut into their deficit in the second when they got three hits. But Cameron Maybin was too aggressive rounding second base on an infield single, and Escobar slid in behind from shortstop, took Hosmers throw from first base and made the tag. Padres manager Bud Black requested a review, but the call stood. It marked the first time in five appeals this season that Black had lost. The Padres tied a season high with three errors, and had a passed ball and wild pitch in allowing four unearned runs. 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At the same time, it needs to be recognized that there is not a huge difference in quality between the rest of the playoff teams, so theres likely going to be plenty of value to be found on lower-seeded teams. That doesnt mean ignoring the blue chip players -- top players on the favourite teams are the most valuable -- but it does suggest that once you have laid the groundwork with players from higher-seeded teams, then there ought to be an opportunity to secure value on lower seeds. There will come a time, at some point in your draft, that you have to decide whether you would rather have the best player on a low seed or a lesser player on a top seed and the answer will probably come by looking at the players youve already selected. BEST PLAYER vs. PLAYER ON BEST TEAM If you can take the best player off a lower seed, and it wont contradict any of your early picks, then its likely a good move. If you dont have representation on a highly-seeded team already, its generally not worth it to start investing in lower-tier players. So, Reilly Smith and Carl Soderberg might offer value when youre picking Bruins, but if they are the best available Bruins by the time you pick, youre likely fighting an uphill battle to beat out teams that have David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron, Jarome Iginla etc. As an aside, it makes lots of sense to target Bruins because they have a more definitive edge over their Eastern Conference competition, compared to the West where, for example, legitimate Cup contenders Los Angeles and San Jose meet in Round One, and one of them has to lose. It could make more sense, instead, to go for Zach Parise or Mikko Koivu, top players on a lower seed that offer bigger marginal returns if they pull off at least one series upset. INJURIES Just as with the real teams involved, injuries are always a factor in fantasy sports, so its imperative to stay on top of the playing status of top players heading into the postseason, both for the potential line combinations and having some idea who might be filling in if a significant player remains sidelined. NHL teams are notorious for being vague or even dishonest regarding injuries at the best of times, let alone at this point in the season, but you may want to avoid, or at least decrease the value of, guys who are already going into the playoffs with injuries. As the playoffs start, there are a number of high profile players that arent expected to be ready. That list includes: Matt Duchene, Nathan Horton, Henrik Zetterberg, Mikael Granlund, Alex Galchenyuk, Chris Kreider, Evgeni Malkin, and Vladimir Tarasenko. Add into that mix, stars that at least have questionable health status after late-season injuries. Jonathan Toews, Drew Doughty, Ryan McDonagh, Martin Hanzal, T.J. Oshie, David Backes and Ben Bishop have all missed time late in the year and at least some could miss at least some first-round games. PICKING PAIRS Consider doubling-up on line combinations, when the value is right. If you set your sights on Joe Thornton early, youll get all the more enjoyment out of Brent Burns a round or two later. Over the short season of an NHL playoff tournament, a hot line can go a long way and if you happen to pick the right one, that can tilt the results of your pool. TAKE A CHANCE Dont be afraid to make a sleeper pick late in the draft. The small sample size of playoffs lends itself to unexpected results, like Bryan Bickell scoring 17 points last year, Bryce Salvador scoring 14 points in 24 games in 2012 (he had nine points in 82 regular season games), Joel Ward scoring 13 points in 12 games in 2011, Ville Leino tallying 21 points in 19 games in 2010 or many others, from Ruslan Fedotenko to R.J. Umberger to Fernando Pisani, generally unheralded players who have all had double-digit goal totals in a single playoff year. Late in your draft, roll the dice on an unheralded player that might have a decent opportunity. THE NUMBERS Given these basic plans, the following team lists will provide information to help organize your drafting priorities. Each player listed has their points per game listed and thats a general value to start with. Then, look at what the player has done in the later portion of this season. Usually, I break down splits after the All-Star break but, for this year, a look at the pre and post-Olympic splits can reveal some changing roles. If the point totals are higher, maybe its a young player who is taking on more responsibility, or a veteran whose playing situation changed due to trade. Gustav Nyquist, for example, could be held in higher esteem than the standard player that hasnt even scored 50 points. Nyquist was the leagues most dangerous scorer from about mid-January through to the end of the season. The third rate included for each player is their NHL career playoff scoring average. In the vast majority of situations, that number will be lower than players career averages because the playoffs are tighter checking games that involve the best teams. Even some great players have lower career scoring averages in the playoffs because they didnt contribute much early in their career and theyve since emerged as elite postseason perfomers. Pavel Datsyuk, Marian Hossa, Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau are among the high-profile players that didnt produce early in the playoffs, but have had many productive postseasons since then. By no means should previous playoff production eliminate a player from consideration -- because sometimes a player is labeled as unproven in the postseason, until suddenly he is -- but if a player has made a career of under-performing in the playoffs, the safe play could be to let someone else take that risk or wait an extra round or two before wading into those waters. Power plays rule the postseason so make sure your roster is loaded with players who get time with the man advantage. No one in the Top 20 of last years playoff scoring had zero power play points. Bostons Milan Lucic along with Chicagos Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell each had one power play point. Power play defencemen, in particular, have more value in the playoffs so dont let these players slip by you in the middle-to-later rounds of the draft. Kris Letang, Zdeno Chara, Slava Voynov, Duncan Keith and Paul Martin all hit double figures in scoring in last years playoffs, all with at least four points on the power play. Power play point totals are included as a general guide for which players are most likely to get those man advantage opportunities. Finally, as the postseason approaches and match-ups are set, check out the Fantasy Hockey Update playoff editions, and my blog which will have my playoff picks for more information as you prepare to win your playoff pool. Click here for TSN.cas 2014 NHL Playoff Payoff, a full team-by-team stats breakdown for your playoff pool prep. Custom Los Angeles Rams Jerseys . The alley-oop looked easy -- just like everything else after halftime for the Miami Heat. 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Atletico Madrid made it three wins from three thanks to a double from in-form striker Diego Costa in a 3-0 victory at Austria Vienna, leaving the Spanish side on the brink of the last 16 already to continue its brilliant start to the season. Chelsea claimed the performance of the night by crushing Schalke 3-0, with striker Fernando Torres also scoring twice to put the 2012 champions top of Group E. Back from a thigh injury, Messi scored from close range to cancel out Robinhos opener for Milan and keep Barca in charge of Group H on seven points, two ahead of the Italians. Robert Lewandowski grabbed an 82nd-minute winner for Dortmund, last seasons beaten finalist, at Arsenal in Group F to bring the English team down to earth after a flying start to the Premier League and in Europe. They are joined in a three-way tie on six points by Napoli, which won 2-1 at Marseille to condemn the French side to a third straight loss. There were also first wins of the group stage for Celtic and Zenit St. Petersburg while Basel drew 1-1 at Steaua Bucharest. Milan and Barca were meeting in Europes top competition for the seventh time in three seasons, so it was perhaps no surprise to see the teams cancel each other out. There was no shortage of stars on show at the San Siro and two of them combined for Milans opener, Robinho exchanging passes with Kaka before slotting past Victor Valdes. However, Milan has never been able to handle Messi -- the Argentina forward has now scored six times against the Italians -- and he equalized after collecting Andres Iniestas pass, evading Kevin Constant and shooting into the bottom corner. The teams meet again in two weeks time, with Barcelona knowing a victory would put them on 10 points and close to the knockout stage. Celtic is two points behind Milan after beating Ajaxx 2-1 thanks to goals by James Forrest and Beram Kayal in a 10-minute spell either side of halftime. Cornelius Lucas Jersey. Ajax grabbed a consolation goal through Lasse Schone in second-half stoppage time, by which time Celtic had been reduced to 10 men after Nir Biton was red-carded in the 87th minute. Arsenals first loss since mid-August, on the night of manager Arsene Wengers 64th birthday too, was sealed by Lewandowsis unforgiving finish eight minutes from time at Emirates Stadium. Back in London for the first time since losing last seasons final to Bayern Munich in May, Dortmund went ahead through Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the 16th minute only for Olivier Giroud to equalize just before the break. Jose Callejon and substitute Duvan Zapata were the scorers for Napoli at the Stade Velodrome, with Andre Ayew netting for Marseille four minutes from time. Atletico, level on points with Barca at the top of the Spanish league, is the only team in the four groups who played on Tuesday to have three straight wins after Costa added to the opener scored by Raul Garcia in the Austrian capital. Diego Simeones side is five points clear of Zenit, which beat FC Porto 1-0 thanks to Aleksandr Kerzhakovs goal five minutes from time. Porto had done well to nearly hold out for a draw after seeing Hector Herrera sent off for two yellow cards after just six minutes. In Group E, Torres marked his 100th start for Chelsea by scoring in the fifth and 69th minutes, with Eden Hazard completing an unexpectedly easy win against a Schalke team that led the group at kickoff. "If you do garbage, then you have to clean it up and we cleaned it up," said Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, referring to his teams home defeat to Basel on the opening matchday. "Weve got two matches at home so now we are in good condition to qualify and well try to finish top." Chelsea is ahead of Schalke on goal difference, with Basel two points back after conceding a late goal by Leandro Tatu to draw at Steaua, which claimed a first point in group play. 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Heading to the mound for the ninth inning, Elias had to face the heart of Detroits lineup in Ian Kinsler, Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez. All three hitters are hitting over .300 and were facing Elias for the fourth time in the game, but he made quick work of the trio to close out the victory. "I didnt think there was much that would affect this guy as far as nerves were concerned given his situation and where he came from," McClendon said. "He didnt disappoint. He just went out and did his job. Elias recorded five of his eight strikeouts with the curveball. "When he keeps (the curveball) in the zone and guys have to respect it as a strike and then he can use it as a put-away pitch, thats when its really working well for him," catcher Mike Zunino said. The Tigers only moved one runner in scoring position, and Elias matched a career high with 111 pitches. "I was told that to have success (in the majors) you have to have command of three pitches," Elias said through a translator. "The curveball, the changeup and the fastball were all working today." Elias threw the first complete game shutout for Seattle since Aaron Harang on June 11, 2013, in a 4-0 win over the Houston Astros. Elias said it was only his second career complete game, the other coming in Single-A. The Tigers were shut out for the third time this season and second time on their current road trip. The Tigers have lost 10 of their last 14 games. "He had a good curveball with a good down angle. Its tough to square up on," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "It was just one of those days where we made quick, easy outs and didnt really put up much of a fight. Max Scherzer (6-2) gave up four runs and nine hits in 6 2-3 innings. In his last three outings, he has allowed 16 earned runs with a 7.32 ERA. His ERA for the year has climbed to 3.20. "They did a good job hitting some pitches that were up and capitalized on some off-speed mistakes that sailed up in the zone," Scherzer said. Endy Chavez hit a leadoff double in the Seattle first and Michael Saunders doubled for a 1-0 lead. Willie Bloomquist and Chavez each singled in the third, putting runners at the corners with no outs. James Jones flied out, Saunders struck out and Bloomquist was thrown out at home plate on a double steal attempt. In the fifth, Dustin Ackley led off with a single and swiped second base. Bloomquist hit an RBI double and James singled home a run. Brad Miller homered off Scherzer in the seventh. NOTES: Seattle 2B Robinson Cano was out of the lineup for a fourth straight game. He is day to day while dealing with a bone bruise on his left hand. ... Jones was removed from the game for precautionary reasons in the eighth with tightness in his left groin. He was replaced defensively by Cole Gillespie. ... Detroit C Bryan Holaday has thrown out just two of 10 runners who have tried to steal against him. Ackley and Jones both stole bases in the fifth inning for Seattle. ... 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San Francisco is still in good shape to clinch a wild-card berth, although it dropped into a tie with Pittsburgh in the race for the top spot.KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Justin Verlander took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and won his fourth straight decision, leading Detroit over the Kansas City Royals 9-4 Sunday and extending the Tigers winning streak to a season-high five games. Billy Butler singled to right on a 1-2 pitch with two outs in the sixth, leaving him with a .432 career average in 74 at-bats against the Detroit ace. Verlander (4-1) allowed three runs, four hits and four walks in seven innings with seven strikeouts. Jarrod Dyson hit a two-run triple in the seventh and scored on a sacrifice fly by Nori Aoki, who walked his first three times up. Verlander pitched no-hitters against Milwaukee in June 2007 and versus Toronto in May 2011. He improved to 17-5 against the Royals, the best winning percentage (.773) among active pitchers with 10 decisions or more. 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"My first game-winner ever," Favors proclaimed after he finished with a flourish to beat Los Angeles Friday night. His putback dunk with 2.1 seconds remaining lifted the Utah Jazz to a 105-103 victory over the depleted Lakers. With the game tied at 103, Gordon Hayward drove to the basket on Utahs final possession but missed his off-balance attempt as the Lakers converged. Favours grabbed the rebound and slammed the ball home to snap Utahs four-game home losing streak. "The two big guys for the Lakers went over and altered his shot a little bit. It went off the rim and I was just there for the offensive rebound," said Favours, who had 18 points and 14 rebounds. The big mans follow jam was a relief to the Hayward and the Jazz. "He came in and cleaned up. I saw him with the finish and thats all I needed to see," said Hayward, who had with 24 points and nine assists. Utah coaches called the play for Hayward but reminded their players multiple times "to crash the boards hard," according to Trey Burke. "We had run that angle pick-and-roll with success throughout the game," Hayward said of the final play. "I tried to get to the basket and put it up on the rim there and give everyone a chance to rebound. They made a mistake by not boxing out Fav." The ailing Lakers seemed to be fighting back all night. Jodie Meeks tied the game at 99-all, but Hayward hit a 3-pointer, made a steal and hit one of two free throws to put Utah ahead. Jordan Hill put in a follow and then made a pair of free throws to knot the game at 103 with 18.6 seconds left. Nick Young scored 21 points in 27 minutes before fouling out with 5:45 remaining and Chris Kaman had a season-high 19 points starting in place of Pau Gasol, who was out with a respiratory infection. Kobe Bryant (knee fracture) and point guards Steve Nash (back) and Steve Blake (elbow) remain sidelined for Lakers, who have lost four in a row. Bryant missed his fifth game after a short six-game comeback after Achilles surgery and is not expected back for three to five weeks. Bud Norris Jersey. Midway through the fourth quarter, Alec Burks hit 3 of 4 free throws and then tracked down a long rebound and fed the streaking Hayward for a dunk that made it 96-90. The rim-rocking slam brought a thunderous roar from the first sellout crowd of the season since opening night. "They pumped us up, man. We went on a couple runs and we couldnt even hear anything," Hayward said. "Its good to be home." Down the stretch, the Lakers fought back behind Hill, who had 13 points in the final period. Marvin Williams scored 16 points, Trey Burke had 14 points and seven assists, and Burks had 13 points for the Jazz, who stopped their worst home skid since losing seven straight in February and March of 2011. The Jazz are finally starting to learn how to win close games, coming out on top in a contest that featured 14 lead changes and 16 ties. "The poise we showed down the stretch after we gave up the lead, the fight to make big plays by Derrick and Gordon to win, that shows growth," Utah coach Tyrone Corbin said. Los Angeles did have Jordan Farmar, who had 16 points and seven assists. "I felt better down the stretch. But my legs were a little heavy and I missed some shots short that I should have made to help us out," said Farmar, who missed 10 games with a hamstring tear and then played 33 minutes against Miami on Christmas Day without the benefit of a full practice, scoring three points on 1-of-7 shooting. 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The Toronto Argonauts (11-7) look for an opportunity to repeat as CFL champions when they host the surging Hamilton Tiger-Cats (10-8) on Sunday.We analyse Rafael Benitezs first game in charge of Newcastle after his reign began with a 1-0 defeat by Premier League leaders Leicester… There was no winning start for Rafael Benitez as Shinji Okazakis first-half bicycle kick kept Newcastle one point adrift of safety. But amid the gloom of a 10th defeat in 13 games, there were signs that the new manager is already putting his stamp on the team ahead of their Super Sunday showdown with Sunderland.Benitez described commitment as the main attribute he wanted to see from his Newcastle players in the build-up to their trip to the Midlands, and the former Liverpool and Real Madrid manager will certainly have taken encouragement from how they started at the King Power Stadium. Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez focused on the positives following his first game in charge against Leicester Moussa Sissoko set the tone by sprinting 50 yards to close down Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel in the opening 20 seconds, and Newcastles aggressive approach immediately put Claudio Ranieris side on the back foot.In the Monday Night Football studio, Southampton manger Ronald Koeman was impressed. They showed really good mentality from the start in the game, he said. Ayoze Perez, Jack Colback and Sissoko had presentable scoring chances in the early stages, and after 20 minutes Newcastle had already had as many shots (five) as in the whole of their last away game against Stoke. Carragher on Newcastle Carra says Toon squad lacks quality The attacking intent was a welcome sight for the travelling fans, and there was also evidence of improved defensive organisation. If I had to think of Newcastle in the Premier League era, it would be madness, people running all over the place and getting caught out of position, said Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher before kick-off. But while Benitez had only had three days to work with his new players, he had clearly managed to get some of his ideas across. Newcastle lined up in two tight banks of four when Leicester had possession, with Georginio Wijnaldum and Aleksandar Mitrovic also helping out from more advanced positions.You never associate Newcastle with being a compact team, but thats everything Rafas about, added Carragher, who played under the Spaniard for six years at Anfield. Thats really tight, and very difficult to beat. Thats what they were doing - they were really frustrating Leicester. Newcastle were compact when Leicester had possession, with striker Alleksandar Mitrovic positioned not too far away from the back four With Benitez a typically animated figure in the dugout, Newcastle succeeded in limiting Leicesters scoring opportunities. Mason Raymond Ducks Jersey Authentic. You could see what Rafa had worked on in his first two or three days, added Carragher. It took me back to what we were doing at Liverpool. Very difficult to play through, very compact and very organised. Hard-working Newcastle Newcastle covered 110.96km at the King Power Stadium compared to Leicesters 109.73km. Leicester did occasionally find space to attack Newcastles makeshift defence, but it took Okazakis moment of magic to find a way through. The stats highlighted how effectively the visitors contained the hosts, with the winner coming from the Foxes only shot on target.It was the first time all season that Leicester have only mustered a single shot on target over the course of a Premier League fixture, and their overall total of four efforts on goal was way down on their average of 10.17 per game. Newcastles Vurnon Anita and Leicesters Jamie Vardy in action Newcastle were ultimately undone by a failure to defend a set piece, but Koeman and Carragher felt they were unlucky to fall behind - especially with questions of offside over Jamie Vardys positioning in the build-up to the goal. The goal came out of nothing, said Koeman. Newcastle were making it very difficult and Leicester didnt create anything.Benitezs men continued to stifle the hosts for most of the second half, but they couldnt find the cutting edge in attack to match their new-found defensive solidity. Their struggles in front of goal were summed up by a mis-hit effort from substitute Siem de Jong in the 84th minute, and Carragher felt a lack of quality up front should be Benitezs biggest concern.A perception of Newcastle is that they have too much quality to be in this position, and that maybe its an attitude problem, he said. But I think there is a lack of quality there. Only bottom side Aston Villa have scored fewer goals than Newcastle this season, and only seven of their 28 have come away from St James Park. I think the goal record shows that there arent enough good players and thats why theyre in this situation, added Carragher. We didnt see that quality in front of goal. Its difficult against Leicester but the goal record tells you everything.Benitez will need to find a remedy to Newcastles goalscoring travails ahead of Sundays vital Tyne-Wear derby, but he can take heart from other aspects of their performance against Leicester. 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Nerf ball tricks shots are just the tip of the iceberg for a group that has performed in zero gravity, faced pro-skateboarder Rob Dyrdek and an assembled team on the MTV series "Fantasy Factory", and even hit a basketball trick shot from a passing blimp.NEW YORK – Make it two in a row for the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium following Sundays grind-it-out, 5-4 victory, a monumental accomplishment when contrasted with the 17-game losing skid that ended with Saturdays win in the Bronx. Suddenly, after six weeks of bad baseball compounded by a rash of injuries to vital cogs like Brett Lawrie, Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind, the Blue Jays (56-50) are 7-3 out of the All-Star Break and have crucial series wins over the Red Sox (three out of four) and the Yankees (two out of three). The Blue Jays will travel by train to Boston on Sunday evening in preparation for a three-game series with the Red Sox. Regardless of the result of the Orioles-Mariners game in Seattle, the Blue Jays will wake up on Monday morning in sole possession of second place in the American League East and, perhaps more importantly, in sole possession of the lead for the American Leagues coveted second wild card spot. It wasnt pretty at times. The Jays blew leads of 2-0, 3-2 and 4-3 on Sunday but in a test-of-the-mettle type of game, the club went ahead for good when Dioner Navarro singled home Jose Bautista with two outs in the ninth. That the base hit came off Yankees closer David Robertson and combined with the fact that Bautista had stolen second to get into scoring position, it seemed a solid way to cap a solid weekend. Bautista wants his team to believe its good. "We need to sometimes have that swagger and that attitude that we are a good team," said Bautista. "At times when we lose a couple in a row, it seems like we lose it a little bit, lose that edge. Im not saying we dont compete, we dont show up on time and do our work and do our preparation. Were great about that but at times you can see it on the field and in the clubhouse, if we lose a couple in a row and theyre tough games, its like the energy goes down a little bit." Sanchez wins his first game Rookie Aaron Sanchez picked up his first career major league victory in Sundays win. He wasnt entirely satisfied. "Maybe not so much the way I would have liked it to have," said Sanchez of the way the win played out. "We score a run there in the eighth and I go back out there and for me, I need to do a better job of shutting that inning down so they dont have to fight for another one but those guys picked me up and its such an awesome feeling right now to get my first win, especially here in Yankee Stadium." Sanchez pitched a three-up, three-down seventh on three groundballs to preserve a 3-3 tie. After Colby Rasmus drew a walk and advanced two bases on a pickoff attempt throwing error by Yankees reliever Dellin Betances, Munenori Kawasakis sacrifice fly scored Rasmus to give Toronto a 4-3 lead in the eighth. Sanchez gave up a leadoff single to Brett Gardner in the eighth. Gardner advanced to second on a Derek Jeter sacrifice bunt and scored on a two-out single by Carlos Beltran. The game was tied 4-4. Sanchez was still the pitcher of record when the Blue Jays went ahead in the ninth. Casey Janssen worked a clean inning for his 16th save. Reimold returns One day after revealing publicly that Edwin Encarnacion isnt close to returningg to the lineup due to a right quadriceps strain, the Blue Jays trimmed their bloated infirmary by one in welcoming back outfielder Nolan Reimold. DeMarcus Cousins Jersey. Pitcher Esmil Rogers was designated for assignment to make room for Reimold on the active roster. "To get another position player up here," said manager John Gibbons, explaining the move. "Another right-handed bat instead of having eight bullpen guys." Reimold arrived at Yankee Stadium about two hours before Sundays game and wasnt in the starting lineup. Coming off a left calf strain suffered while running the bases in the July 11 game at Tampa Bay, Reimold wont be in the outfield for at least "a couple of days," according to Gibbons. He was available to pinch hit and will be used as a designated hitter. Expect to see him in Wednesdays starting lineup when the Jays face Red Sox ace lefthander Jon Lester. "Hes a good pitcher so itll be good to get back in there and compete again," said Reimold. Reimold was just getting settled with his new team when he was bitten by the injury bug. Its been a consistent theme throughout the 30-year-olds career. Hes had two major neck surgeries, spinal fusion. The second procedure was required to correct the first, which didnt take. The calf strain happened as he was running to third on a base hit. Hed never had a problem in that area before. "Its very frustrating," said Reimold. "But its behind me now. No issues; you know, get back at it again and start over." In four games with the Jays, his first big league games of the season after being picked up on waivers from the Orioles, Reimold showed flashes of the player the Blue Jays believe he can be. He had two hits, including a double, and three RBI in an 8-7 loss to the Angels in Anaheim. Rogers, who turns 29 on August 14, will be exposed to irrevocable waivers for the second time this season. While its likely he clears and is assigned, once again, to Triple-A Buffalo, the Blue Jays would be content for another team to take a flier on Rogers and pick up the remainder of his $1.85-million salary. Rogers played a significant role in Toronto last season, making 44 appearances, including 20 starts to cover for an injury-depleted rotation. He was initially shipped out in mid-May, following a series at Fenway Park. At the time, he led the entire staff with five home runs allowed. His regression isnt a story exclusive to Rogers. The Jays relief corps also has been burdened by down seasons from two 2013 All-Stars, Steve Delabar (now pitching for Buffalo) and Brett Cecil. What makes the Rogers situation hurt more is what general manager Alex Anthopoulos gave up to get him. Catcher Yan Gomes is a regular in Cleveland and Mike Aviles is a serviceable utility infielder. For the cash-strapped Blue Jays, Rogers salary is burdensome with ownership apparently unwilling to take on money in a midseason trade. Theres no timeline for Encarnacions return to the lineup after he suffered a setback in his rehabilitation from a right quadriceps strain, an injury sustained on July 5. In Encarnacions absence, Reimolds potentially potent righthanded bat will be a welcome addition to Gibbons lineup. 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