PHILADELPHIA - Jameer Nelson scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and Nik Vucevic had 21 points and 13 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic snap a 16-game road losing streak with a 101-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. Air Max Plus 3 For Sale . Nelson added 12 assists for the Magic, who last won on the road at Chicago on Dec. 16. Victor Oladipo added 17 points, and Maurice Harkless and Tobias Harris scored 13 apiece. Thaddeus Young had 19 points for the Sixers, who lost their 12th straight overall and 11th in a row at home. Tony Wroten scored 15 points, Eric Maynor 13 and Henry Sims 10 for Philadelphia, which bought out the contract of Danny Granger earlier Wednesday. The 76ers finished 0-11 in February. Philadelphia did manage to keep the margin closer against Orlando. The Sixers entered having given up an average of 117.4 points during the losing skid, and they had been beaten by an average of 20.3 points before Wednesday. The teams began the fourth quarter tied at 67, but the Magic used an 18-8 run over the first 3:52 of the final quarter to take their largest lead to that point, 85-75, with 8:08 remaining. Nelson scored 10 of Orlandos points during the spurt, including a pair of 3-pointers. Orlandos lead grew to as many as 13 points and the Sixers never recovered. Two 3-pointers from Hollis Thompson to start the second half helped Philadelphia take its largest lead to that point, 50-42, 50 seconds into the third quarter. But Orlando ran off 11 straight over the next 4:18 to go in front 53-50 with 6:52 left in the period. The Magics lead grew to as many as seven points, 65-58, with 3:05 left in the quarter on Harris free throws before Philadelphia closed the period by scoring nine of the final 11 points to enter the final quarter tied at 67. Philadelphia completed a buyout of the contract of Granger on Wednesday night, enabling the veteran forward to sign with any team if he clears waivers by 5 p.m. on Friday. Granger was acquired from the Indiana Pacers last Thursday for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen but never played a minute for Philadelphia. The 76ers also received a 2015 second-round draft pick in the deal. NOTES: Orlandos Arron Afflalo (right ankle sprain), who averages a team-leading 19.7 points per game, missed his third straight game. . The Magic entered Wednesday averaging 89.4 points during their road losing streak. . The Sixers are scheduled to retire Allen Iversons jersey during Saturdays game against Washington. . The Sixers home losing streak is the longest since they lost 12 straight in the 1996-97 season. Air Max Plus Tn Sale . – Team Canadas Brooke Henderson carded a 4-under 67 at Craigowan Golf and Country Club to jump into the lead at the Canadian Womens Amateur Championship on Wednesday. Air Max Plus Wholesale . A police inspector told The Associated Press the crane operator is not yet suspected of any wrongdoing but is considered a key witness to the accident at the Arena Corinthians.REGINA -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders had one thing to offer Weston Dressler that no other CFL team could match. History. Dressler re-signed with the only CFL club he has played for Thursday after passing his physical. He was back in his usual No. 7 jersey for practice after quarterback Seth Doege made the change to No. 9. "Ill tell you right now, I couldnt be more excited to be where Im at, right now today. Thats what Im focused on now is here, help this team win some football games and with the ultimate goal of winning the Grey Cup," Dressler said in Regina. Dressler was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday and cleared NFL waivers the following day, making him an unrestricted CFL free agent. The Ottawa Redblacks also made a formal contract offer to Dressler and the Calgary Stampeders were reportedly in the mix for his services. Dressler thanked the other teams for their interest in him. But in the end, he said there was "too much history" to walk away from Saskatchewan. "I cant really put it down to one thing other than I didnt want to play against (defensive end) John Chick," joked Dressler. "No, I mean theres just a lot here. Theres a lot Ive gone through with this organization, with a lot of guys on this team, coaches and players, front office ... the fans. Everything here, it really does mean a lot to me." The Riders released the 29-year-old Dressler in January -- roughly two weeks before he was scheduled to become a CFL free agent -- so he could explore his options south of the border. Shortly after working out for the Chiefs, Dressler signed with the NFL club and donned No. 13 in honour of Saskatchewans rabid football fans, affectionately dubbed the 13th Man. Dressler appeared in three exhibition games with Kansas City, recording a 19-yard kickoff return. The five-foot-eight, 179-pound native of Bismarck, N.D., had spent his entire six-yeear CFL career with Saskatchewan, registering 442 catches for 6,531 yards and 43 TDs. Air Max Plus Tn Red. He surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving plateau five times, including the last four years. Dressler had five catches for a game-high 81 yards and a TD in Saskatchewans 45-23 Grey Cup victory over Hamilton last November. He was a two-time all-star and the CFLs top rookie in 2008. Roughriders general manager Brendan Taman said he spoke with Dressler a few times before the slotback re-signed with Saskatchewan. "He really wanted to be here obviously, so it made my job a little bit easier thats for sure. You know, there were some nervous times for a while, but hes a pretty loyal individual thats for sure," said Taman. Fans and businesses in Saskatchewan also tried to lure Dressler back with offers of free sandwiches, cupcakes and car washes. A Twitter effort was launched called .BringWestonHome. "Really, Im always amazed with the support from this fan base, so to see something like that, it did surprise me. But at the same time, it doesnt surprise me because they show support in numerous ways and that was just one of their ways of doing it for me at the time," he said. Dressler joked that he "probably wont be the healthiest man" if he takes advantage of all the offers, but said he would share with his teammates. Riders quarterback Darian Durant had spoken to Dressler after the slotback was released by the Chiefs. Durant said it was great to have Dressler back on the field Thursday. "He has that chemistry with me that goes back years and years and I think were on the same page with everything. We see everything the same way, so I think hes going to bring that big play ability back to the system and its going good to have him back," said Durant. "Im just happy to have him back and hopefully we can finish our careers together," added the pivot. ' ' '
18 déc. 2019
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. ' ' '