TORONTO -- The Toronto Marlies lost the special-teams battle to the visiting Rochester Americans and that made all the difference. Nets Jerseys 2019 . The Marlies surrendered two power-play goals and failed to score on six man-advantage opportunities en route to a 4-1 defeat in American Hockey League action on Saturday. "One of the keys we talked about in the dressing room was the special teams game," said Marlies coach Steve Spott. "They go 2-for-7 and were 0-for-6 and thats the hockey game. "The effort was there but ultimately our challenge is pure finishing around the net. We have to find ways to manufacture offence and it may not be pretty." Rochesters Luke Adam scored his seventh goal in seven games, and extended his goal-scoring streak to four games. Mike Zigomanis, Alexander Sulzer and Phil Varone -- with an empty-netter -- provided the rest of the Americans offence. Adam and Varone chipped in with an assist apiece for two-point games. The contest also marked Zigomanis return to Toronto, where he spent the previous four seasons with the Marlies before signing with Rochester last summer. "Theyve got some veterans over there, theyve got some offensive weapons over there that were good tonight," Spott said. "When you look at Luke Adam and how hes playing right now, hes a natural finisher and hes getting it done." With the victory, their third win in four outings, the Americans improved to 4-2-1 on the season. Matt Hackett was sharp in the Rochester goal, making 29 saves and surviving a penalty shot. The Americans netminder was the beneficiary of solid team defence in front of him, and also got some help from his goalposts. Toronto defenceman John-Michael Liles clanged one midway through the second period and again in the third, and Marlies defender T.J. Brennan hit the post on a penalty shot early in the third period. "Give Hackett some credit," Spott said. "Usually the goalie has to be your best penalty-killer and I thought he was excellent for them tonight." Spencer Abbott had the lone goal for Toronto, his first of the season, in front of 4,169 fans at Ricoh Coliseum. "I tipped one off the crossbar right before (scoring) and I missed an open net earlier, so I was thinking it might be tough to get that first one," said Abbott, who has eight assists in six games. "But it just squirted out and (Kevin) Marshall made a nice play a it was a tap-in." Toronto goalie Garret Sparks, making his second start of the season, had 25 saves in a losing effort. "He battled hard, he competed, I dont fault him on any of the goals," Spott said. "He was solid, he gave us a chance to win." The Marlies have dropped three of their past four games, scoring a total of six goals in that span, to fall to 4-3-0. "We have an elite group of defencemen here, weve got some offensively gifted defencemen, so the message is get pucks to the net and then the forwards have to get around the net," Spott said. "Theres some natural finish that you need to have, but we did a good job. We generated a lot, we had pucks around the net. a But ultimately we have to allow our power play to get us a goal every night because 5-on-5, its a struggle for us to score regularly." Adam opened the scoring on the power play when he whipped a high wrist shot from the right faceoff circle past Sparks glove at 16:09 of the first period, just four seconds after Torontos Tyler Biggs was sent off for holding. Zigomanis, with his third goal of the season, whacked a rebound over Sparks blocker at 7:12 of the second period. Sulzer made it 3-0 for the visitors when Adam fired a cross-ice pass which the Americans defenceman one-timed into the gaping net at 16:58 of the middle frame. After Brennans penalty shot hit iron early in the third period, Abbott deposited a rebound into the open net to put the Marlies on the scoreboard at 10:16 and Varone closed out the scoring with an unassisted empty-netter at 19:45. The Marlies visit the Hamilton Bulldogs on Sunday, while the Americans are off until next Friday when they host the Syracuse Crunch. Fake Nets Jerseys . - The Denver Broncos kept rookie wide receiver Tavarres King from joining the Green Bay Packers by promoting him to their active roster Tuesday. Custom Brooklyn Nets Jerseys . "I wouldnt read anything into what happened Saturday at Torrey Pines," Woods said Tuesday after an 18-hole exhibition for past winners of the Dubai Desert Classic. DALLAS -- Columbus had a little head start with a chance to clinch just the second playoff berth in franchise history. The Blue Jackets took advantage right away Wednesday night. Artem Anisimov and Mark Letestu added first-period goals to the one Columbus already had when the puck dropped in a makeup game with Dallas, and the Blue Jackets withstood a frantic third period for a 3-1 victory over the equally playoff-hungry Stars. "Its been a long time," said winger Jared Boll, one of the few players remaining from the Blue Jackets last playoff team in 2008-09. "Its just the first step. Weve still got a long way to go." The Blue Jackets had a 1-0 lead when the puck dropped because that was the score March 10, the night the original game was postponed after Dallas forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench because of an irregular heartbeat. Anisimov doubled the margin on an unassisted goal just 1:33 into the game. That was 71 seconds faster than the goal last month by Nathan Horton, who got credit for it even though he didnt officially play because he missed the makeup game with a lower-body injury. "The only thing that was weird about it was looking up at the scoreboard in warm-ups and we had a 1-0 lead," Columbus coach Todd Richards said. "But once you got into the game, I had to remind myself when we scored the first goal that we were up 2-0, not just 1-0." The Blue Jackets set a franchise record with 42 wins, beating the previous mark from their only other playoff season. Columbus was swept by Detroit in the first round five years ago, and now those teams are in a battle for playoff position in their first season since being moved to the Eastern Conference. "Its fun right now to say we clinched, but we cant be satisfied with just getting in," said Boll, who missed four months with a torn ankle tendon. "We want to get there and make a splash." The Stars, who are in a franchise-record playoff drought thats a year longer than what Columbus endured, never really gave themselves a chance to build a cushion on Phoenix for the final playoff berth in the West. Dallas (89 points) has a two-point lead over the Coyotes, who have three games left to ttwo for the Stars. Brooklyn Nets Gear. "We fell behind before the game even started," Dallas forward Jamie Benn said. "That didnt help, but were not making any excuses." Dallas trailed 3-0 after the first and couldnt capitalize on power plays with fresh ice at the start of the second and third periods against Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, who stopped 17 of 18 shots in the third period and 33 of 34 overall. The Russian had to work harder at the start of the third, stopping Tyler Seguin on a backhand shot in the crease after Dallas leading scorer skated around the defence and turning away Benn from the wing a few seconds later. The Stars scored when they pulled goalie Tim Thomas for a 6-on-4 power play with nearly 14 minutes left in the game. Bobrovsky made a sprawling save before Trevor Daley punched in a rebound in a crowd in front of the net. "I broke my old record by a couple of minutes," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "I pulled a goalie one time in Atlanta with 9-something. I pulled it at even strength and we didnt score, but we scored the next shift and we pulled him late in the game and ended up tying it, and won it in overtime." Dallas outshot Columbus 18-2 in the third period, when the Stars went with an empty net for a total of about 5 minutes. The Stars ended up playing four times in five nights because of the makeup game, the same thing the Blue Jackets are doing to finish the season. Columbus was on the second night of a back-to-back and is the first team to play on four of the last five days of the season since Ottawa in 1993. Because of the busy schedule, Dallas coach Lindy Ruff went with Thomas over Kari Lehtonen. Thomas was fooled by Anisimov for the Columbus centres third goal in two games against the Stars, and Letestu made it 3-0 when his shot went off Daleys stick to the side of Thomas and somehow slid between the goalies legs. NOTES: STATS research going back to the 1989-90 season couldnt find an instance where a player scored a goal without officially playing in a game. Matt Calvert and James Wisniewski got credit for assists on Hortons goal. ... Daley tied his career high from three years ago with his eighth goal. ' ' '
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Alastair Cook fell to the final ball on day four to deflate Englands spirited fightback in the second Test in Visakhapatnam. Fake Soccer Jerseys . Having been set 405 to win and five sessions to bat by India, Cook (54) led from the front, battling for 188 deliveries, and sharing in a 75-run stand across 50 overs with opening partner, Haseeb Hameed (25). Watch the best of the action from day four of the second Test in Visakhapatnam But with Hameeds 144-ball vigil ended by Ravichandran Ashwin to a delivery that cruelly kept low and trapped him lbw, Cook too was trapped in front, to the final ball of the day from Ravindra Jadeja as England closed on 87-2.Earlier, the tourists bowled India out for 204 in their second innings; Stuart Broad (4-33) and Adil Rashid (4-84) bowling brilliantly in the morning session as India lost their last seven wickets for 87 runs. Watch Ben Stokes two spectacular catches in the second Test to dismiss Virat Kohli Virat Kohli - unbeaten on 56 overnight and searching for a second century in the game - fell to Rashid for 81, with Ben Stokes taking a stunning diving catch at slip.But it was Broad - still with lingering concerns over a foot injury sustained earlier in the Test - who claimed the first wicket to fall, getting Ajinkya Rahane (26) gloving to Cook at slip.Ashwin was then given out lbw to the Nottinghamshire quick soon after, only for the decision to be overturned on review due to a thick inside edge, but there were no complaints when Broad had him out caught behind an over later. Stuart Broad was back among the wickets for England despite injury (Credit: AFP) Rashid swiftly got in on the act, claiming the next four wickets as India slipped from 98-3 overnight to 162-9. v Live Test Cricket India vs England November 21, 2016, 3:45am Sky Sports 2 HD Get a Sky Sports Pass Upgrade to Sky Sports Wriddhiman Saha didnt pick Rashids googly and fell lbw, while Stokes helped the legspinner claim the key wicket of Kohli with his sensational grab.After Rashid added the scalps of Jadeja and Umesh Yadav, a final-wicket stand of 42 between Jayant Yadav (27no) and Mohammed Shami (19) frustrated England and took Indias lead over 400 before Moeen Ali finally ended the innings and the first session, with Shami out stumped.After lunch, Englands openers successfully blunted the Indian attack for a session, although Hameed was roughed up by a couple of short balls from Umesh - one rapping him on the glove, and the other hitting him in the chest.Undeterred, he and Cook saw England safely through a largely chanceless afternoon session, though that changed after tea as Indias spinners began to threaten. Haseeb Hameed is desperately unlucky to fall lbw to a ball that keeps really low Cook survived two close lbw reviews - the first from Jadeja which was shown to be clipping leg stump but stayed with the umpires call, while the second against Ashwin just struck him outside the line of off-stump.Hameed sadly didnt benefit from the same good fortune, as he fell to Ashwin (1-28) soon after, while India finally claimed Cook just before the close to further deflate England.Live coverage of the second Test between India and England from Visakhapatnam continues with day five, on Sky Sports 2 from 3.45am on Monday. Soccer Jerseys From China . The defeat leaves the 41-year-old Nestor to concentrate on the mixed-doubles event after winning 12 straight matches and winning Australian titles in Brisbane and Sydney with two different partners. "This was a little bit of a let down, but all credit to them," said Nestor. Cheap Soccer Jerseys . Calgary finished atop the CFL standings with a 14-4 record and earned the right to host the West Division final at McMahon Stadium on Nov.GREEN BAY, Wis. - Despite having their five-game winning ended, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers still control much of their post-season destiny.Now if they can just get their offence to look as it did for most of the season.Even after the worst statistical performance of Rodgers career, the Packers (10-4) still have solid playoff prospects — if they win their final two games.Doing so would give them the NFC North title.That would mean winning at Tampa Bay next Sunday and then beating the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on Dec. 28.But first, Rodgers and the rest of the Packers offence need to get back on track.In Sundays 21-13 loss to the Bills, Rodgers was 17 of 42 — the 25 incompletions were a career high — for 185 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions for a passer rating of 34.3, the lowest mark of his career.He entered the game as the NFLs highest-rated passer (119.0) with 35 touchdown passes and only three interceptions.I know Aaron didnt feel very good the way it panned out, coach Mike McCarthy said Monday, as the Packers turned their attention to the Buccaneers (2-12) and a trip to Tampa, Fla., where Rodgers is 0-2 as a starter.(But) I look for him to have a big game in Tampa.Rodgers did not speak to reporters during Mondays availability session — his scheduled day is Wednesday — but he reiterated McCarthys stance on the playoff picture and took the blame for the loss after the game.It wasnt my best day by any stretch of the imagination, Rodgers said. Ive got to play better for us to win, and I expect more of myself.(But) everything is right in front of us. We win out, we still win the North. Were a tough team, a good football team, and we just didnt play very well on offence.No, they didnt. Against a Bills defence that hasnt alllowed a touchdown passing in the past four games, Rodgers didnt get much help from his receivers, who by the coaches count dropped nine passes. Replica Soccer Jerseys . We had all sorts of chances and just didnt make them, for whatever reason, said leading receiver Jordy Nelson, who dropped what could have been a 94-yard touchdown when he was wide open late in the third quarter.Obviously, my drop could have won the game for us. Weve got to make those no matter how easy or hard they are.A second loss to the Lions, who havent won a game in Wisconsin since 1991, would give them the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Packers.Having won all seven of their home games this season, McCarthy, Rodgers and others have acknowledged that the No. 1 overall seed and home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs is their goal. But the loss to the Bills made that more difficult for Green Bay.After entering Sundays game as the leagues highest-scoring offence, the Packers failed to score multiple touchdowns for the first time since their Week 3 loss at Detroit.Offensive co-ordinator Tom Clements was brusque in his answers to questions about Rodgers and the offence.It just wasnt working, Clements said. We didnt play as well as we had been playing. You have to give them credit. They won the game, they scored more points than we did, but we certainly werent at our best.NOTES: McCarthy did not have an update on right tackle Bryan Bulaga, who suffered a concussion against the Bills. Clements, however, said, I think Bryan will be available. ... Cornerback Davon House, who suffered a shoulder injury against Atlanta on Dec. 8, said he wont play Sunday but is praying to return for the finale against the Lions.___Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '