PARIS -- Monaco needed a late goal from substitute Lucas Ocampos to beat Saint-Etienne 2-1 and move three points clear atop the French league on Saturday. Green Bay Packers Gear . Ocampos met a low cross from James Rodriguez in the 87th minute to poke home the winner from a tight angle. Belgian winger Yannick Ferreira Carrasco opened the scoring for Monaco in the 15th before Saint-Etienne striker Romain Hamouma equalized in the 49th. "Were putting pressure on the other teams," Monaco defender Eric Abidal said. "We know the beginning of the season is important. Its up to us to keep riding the momentum. . Teams will fear us more. Its always important to be chased instead of having to give chase." Monaco is still undefeated after nine league matches. Also, it was: Lille 3, Ajaccio 0; Toulouse 1, Nice 0; Nantes 3, Evian 0; Guingamp 2, Rennes 0; and Valenciennes 1, Reims 1. On Sunday, Marseille hosts second-place Paris Saint-Germain, Bordeaux faces Sochaux and Lyon visits Montpellier. On Friday, Bastia routed Lorient 4-1. Monaco dominated the first half and Saint-Etienne was lucky to head back to the dressing room just a goal down. Joao Moutinho intercepted a backpass from Saint-Etienne midfielder Renaud Cohade to be clean through on goal after nine minutes, but goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier saved Moutinhos effort from 18 metres. Carrasco did not miss his chance six minutes later. The Belgian winger beat the offside trap to collect a through ball from Rodriguez and slip it past Ruffier. Rodriguez arguably produced his best performance in the French league this season. The Colombia midfielder cut inside in the 26th to fire a long-range strike that Ruffier turned around the post. Saint-Etiennes first chance came in the 30th when Tabanou chased a ball over the top from Cohade but missed the target from a tight angle. The visitors levelled four minutes after the break. Hamouma took a pass from Cohade to beat Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic. Ruffier kept his team in the match by stopping a powerful drive from Rodriguez in the 59th and punching away a free kick from him in the 89th. Saint-Etienne could have taken the lead against the run of play in the 84th. Substitute Max-Alain Gradel capitalized on a counterattack to bear down on goal but was denied by Subasic. Lille earned its fourth straight clean sheet to go level on points with third-place Marseille. Pape Souare put the 2011 champion ahead with a powerful header in the 16th. Idrissa Gueye made it 2-0 from close range in the 58th before forward Salomon Kalou converted a rebound in the 71st. Striker Filip Djordjevic scored twice for Nantes, which stretched its winning streak to three games to climb to fifth place, a point behind Lille. Djordjevic converted a cross from Serge Gakpe after two minutes and notched his sixth league goal this season in the 34th. Papy Mison Djilobodji sealed the win for the promoted side in the 66th. Toulouse forward Wissam Ben Yedder scored the winner in the 34th to help his team move into the middle of the table. Eloge Enza Yamissi scored an equalizer in stoppage time to snap Valenciennes seven-match losing streak. Valenciennes still remained in last place despite that point. Prince Oniangue initially gave Reims the lead from a corner in the 30th. In the Brittany derby, Jeremy Sorbon in the 47th and Mustapha Yatabare in the 70th scored for Guingamp while Rennes striker Nelson Oliveira was sent off after picking up a second yellow card in the 63rd. Custom Green Bay Packers Jerseys .Balotelli uploaded on Instagram a picture of the video-game character Super Mario, with whom the Italy international shares a nickname, with text around the image including jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew. Cheap Packers Jerseys .com) - New England Patriots starting center Bryan Stork will not play in Sundays AFC Championship against Indianapolis due to a knee injury the rookie sustained last week.PORTLAND, Ore. - Taylor Leier scored in overtime as the Portland Winterhawks came from behind to defeat the visiting Kelowna Rockets 4-3 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League playoff action. The Winterhawks, who trailed 3-1 late in the third period, put 65 shots on net before Leier scored the winner on Kelownas Jordon Cooke at the 10-minute mark of extra time. Oliver Bjorkstrand had a pair of goals for Portland, which leads the best-of-seven series 2-1, and Brendan Leipsic forced overtime when he scored at 18:42 of the third. Riley Stadel, Colten Martin and Ryan Olsen supplied the scoring for the Rockets. Corbin Boes made 30 saves for the Winterhawwks while Cooke turned away 61 shots for Kelowna. Green Bay Packers Shirts. 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CHICAGO - After finding ways to lose the past two weeks, the Washington Capitals turned the tables on a tough opponent. Bryon Russell Jersey .Andre Burakovsky, Marcus Johansson, and Joel Ward scored in a 4:52 span late in the second period, and Washington rallied to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 Friday night, ending a five-game losing streak.Braden Holtby made 38 saves for the Capitals, who were 0-4-1 since winning at Calgary on Oct. 25.Brandon Saad and Duncan Keith scored for Chicago, which led 2-0, but then came unglued after Burakovsky scored with just under 5 minutes left in the second.Chicago is a very good hockey team and they made us look pretty normal, Washington coach Barry Trotz said. But we were resilient.Holts was good in net and we got some timely goals, finally. Back-to-back-to-back.And for the first time since their last victory, the Capitals allowed fewer than four goals.It felt like this got switched over for us, said Ward, whose deflection with 5 seconds left in the second turned out to be the game-winner. We were up 2-0 in a couple of games and had the lead slip away.Shows you how fast there can be a turn of events.For the Blackhawks, that turn was in the wrong direction.I thought we played a perfect 35 minutes, then basically shot ourselves in the foot with mental mistakes, Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. A couple of plays that are totally unacceptable.Corey Crawford made 21 saves for the Blackhawks, who have lost three of four and are 3-6-0 in their last nine.The Blackhawks played their first game without forward Patrick Sharp, who is expected to miss a month after injuring his right knee Tuesday at Montreal. Sharp led Chicago last season with 34 goals and 44 assists.Washington star Alex Ovechkin was held without a point after having two assists on Tuesday to become the leading scorer in franchise history.The Blackhawks dominated as the first period progressed. Saad opened the scoring with 2:48 left in the period on Chicagos 15th shot to complete a 2-on-1 break with Marian Hossa.After taking Hossas cross-ice pass, Saad fired a low one-timer that struck the inside of Holtbys left pad and slid into the net.Ovechkin was penalized for an illegal hit to the head of Chicago defenceman Niklas Hjalmarsson with 16 seconds left in the first, and Keith scored on the power play 56 seconds into the second to make it 2-0. He swooped into the right circle and fired in a rebound through traffic.The Capitals then connected three times late in the period to take the lead. The last two goals came 42 seconds apart in the final minute.We were doing a lot of things right, had a 2-0 lead and nothing serious and giving up nothing, Quenneville said. Then we make a bad decision and its in our net. And its in our net. And its in out net.Burakovsky cut it to 2-1 with 4:57 left to complete a 2-on-1 with Troy Brouwer. After faking a pass, he closed in and fired a perfect shot over Crawfords left shoulder and just under the crossbar.We got an unbelievable goal by (Burakovsky) there to get us going, Ward said. That transitioned for a couple of other guys to chip in.The Blackhawks were scrambling in their zone following a failed clearing attempt, and Johansson tied it at 2 with 47 seconds remaining in the period on a low shot from right circle that ticked in off the stick of Chicago defenceman Brent Seabrook.Wards goalmouth deflection of Matt Niskanens shot from the point with 5 seconds left in the frame put Washington ahead.The Blackhawks didnt regroup and didnt sustain consistent pressure until late in the third. Holtby made an sharp save on Kris Versteegs shot from the left circle with about 90 seconds left.NOTES: Washington C Brooks Laich returned after missing seven games with an injured shoulder. ... The Blackhawks recalled F Peter Regin from Rockford of the AHL to fill Sharps roster spot. Also still out for Chicago is F Daniel Carcillo (lower body), who missed his seventh game. ... The Capitals and Blackhawks meet again in the NHL Winter Classic at Nationals Park on Jan. 1. To promote the outdoor game, the two teams wore Winter Classic stocking caps in Fridays warm-ups. Ben Poquette Jersey . -- David Ortiz saved his only hit for a key moment for the Boston Red Sox. Jerry Sloan Jersey . -- Aaron Rodgers looked fine on the practice field Thursday.Ales Hemsky will stay with the Edmonton Oilers this season. After a summer of speculation that the 29-year-old winger may be playing elsewhere in the NHL, general manager Craig MacTavish confirmed on Wednesday that the career Oiler isnt going anywhere. "Hes off the market," said Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish on Wednesday. "We want (Ales) to come in and make an impression. We want him to play a prominent role." Hemsky is entering in his 11th season with the Oilers and has one year left on a two-year, $10 million contract he signed last summer. "Its important to me that when you walk through the door, you have a fresh canvas," MacTavish added. "Well offer Ales thaat. John Stockton Jersey . " MacTavish promised to make changes to the Oilers over the offseason and suggested that captain Shawn Horcoff and winger Ales Hemsky could be done with the club. While Horcoff was later dealt to the Dallas Stars, MacTavish addressed Hemskys future in late july and said he believed he can be a useful piece for the club. "I take this as a new fresh start," added Hemsky on Wednesday. "Ive been through the good and bad and I just want to help turn things around." In 38 games last season, he scored nine goals and added 11 assists. He has 17 points in 30 career playoff games with the Oilers and helped Edmonton reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2005-06. ' ' '