PORTLAND, Ore. Jarlin Garcia Jersey . -- Keegan Iverson scored the eventual winner as the Portland Winterhawks extended their win streak to 18 games by doubling up the visiting Kamloops Blazers 4-2 on Friday in Western Hockey League action. Iverson broke a 2-2 tie at 5:27 of the third period for the Winterhawks (44-12-5) while Brendan Leipsic, Taylor Leier and Chase De Leo also scored. Carson Bolduc and Matt Revel scored for the Blazers (12-44-5). Corbin Boes made 14 saves to improve to 9-0-0 with Portland. Bolton Pouliot turned aside 42-of-46 shots for Kamloops. The Winterhawks went 2 for 7 on the power play while the Blazers scored once on two chances with the man advantage. --- TIGERS 6 WARRIORS 0 MOOSE JAW, Alta. -- Marek Langhamer made 34 saves and Chad Butcher had a pair of goals as Medicine Hat blanked the Warriors. Cole Sanford and Trevor Cox each had a goal and two assists for the Tigers (37-21-3) while Miles Koules and Curtis Valk had a goal and an assist apiece. Brayden Point was a team-worst minus-3 for Moose Jaw (15-36-9). Zach Sawchenko started in net for the Warriors but was pulled after allowing five goals on 12 shots in 25 minutes of action. Justin Paulic stopped 11-of-12 shots in relief. --- PATS 3 ROYALS 2 REGINA -- Daniel Wapple made 31 saves as the Pats handed Victoria its first regulation-time loss in 15 outings. Chandler Stephenson and Dmitry Sinitsyn each had a goal and an assist for Regina (33-22-6), which led 3-0 after 40 minutes, and Colby Williams scored once. Brandon Magee and Austin Carroll responded for the Royals (42-17-4), who came into action 12-0-2 in their last 14 contests. Coleman Vollrath turned away 24-of-27 shots for Victoria. --- HITMEN 5 WHEAT KINGS 4 BRANDON -- Jake Virtanen scored once and set up two more as Calgary edged the Wheat Kings to extend its win streak to nine games. Kenton Hegelsen, Adam Tambellini, Connor Rankin and Elliott Peterson also scored for the Hitmen (41-15-6). Brandon (28-26-8) got goals from Quintin Lisoway, Jesse Gabrielle, Jayce Hawryluk and Ryan Pulock. Calgarys Chris Driedger made 25 saves for the win as Jordan Paprny stopped 39-of-44 shots for the Wheat Kings. --- OIL KINGS 4 BRONCOS 1 EDMONTON -- The Oil Kings gave up an early shorthanded goal, but responded with four unanswered goals en route to victory. Ashton Sautner, Riley Kieser, Lane Bauer and Curtis Lazar scored for Edmonton (43-14-2) while Tristan Jarry made 25 saves for the win. Colby Cave scored for Swift Current (29-24-8). Eetu Laurikainen allowed four goals on 20 shots for the Broncos, who turned to Landon Bow for the final 18 minutes of the game. Bow made 15 saves in relief. --- ICE 3 CHIEFS 2 (SO) CRANBROOK, B.C. -- Rinat Valiev scored in regulation and then added the shootout winner as Kootenay slipped past Spokane. Jagger Dirk had a goal and an assist for the Ice (35-22-4), who picked up their fourth straight victory. Keanu Yamamoto scored both goals for the Chiefs (34-21-6) while Eric Williams made 40 saves in defeat. Kootenays Mackenzie Skapski made 25 saves through 65 minutes, and five more in the shootout to preserve the win. --- REBELS 5 GIANTS 3 RED DEER, Alta. -- Rhyse Dieno scored twice and added an assist as the Rebels downed Vancouver to avoid a four-game skid. Kayle Doetzel, Conner Bleackley and Wyatt Johnson also scored for Red Deer (29-29-4) while Haydn Fleury tacked on two assists. Cain Franson scored twice for the Giants (29-24-10), Joel Hamilton had a goal and Jackson Houck assisted on all three. Patrik Bartosak made 31 saves for the Rebels as Vancouvers Jared Rathjen turned away 20-of-24 shots in defeat. --- ROCKETS 4 COUGARS 2 PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. -- Jackson Whistle stopped 35 shots as Kelowna defeated the Cougars for its fifth win in a row. Justin Kirkland, Damon Severson and Marek Tvrdon each had a goal and an assist for the Rockets (48-8-4) and Ryan Olsen added a single goal. Marc McNulty and Todd Fiddler scored for Prince George (25-31-8) and Zach Pochiro assisted on both. Adam Beukeboom kicked out 40-of-44 shots for the Cougars. --- RAIDERS 6 AMERICANS 4 KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Leon Draisaitl had two goals and an assist as Prince Albert handed Tri-City its fifth straight defeat. Shane Danyluk, Collin Valcourt, Carson Perreaux and Gage Quinney also scored for the Raiders (28-28-4). Mitch Topping scored twice for the Americans (27-27-6) and Parker Bowes and Rodney Southam added the others. Cole Cheveldave made 22 saves for Prince Albert. Tri-Citys Eric Comrie stopped 29-of-34 shots in a losing effort. --- SILVERTIPS 2 THUNDERBIRDS 1 EVERETT, Wash. -- Mirco Mueller scored the eventual winner at 10:45 of the third period as the Silvertips held on to defeat Seattle. Dawson Leedhal also scored for Everett (28-23-8), which led 2-0 before giving up a late goal. Justin Hickan scored at 18:57 of the third for the Thunderbirds (37-18-5). Austin Lotz made 17 saves for the Silvertips. Seattles Taran Kozun stopped 26-of-28 shots in a losing cause. Alex Fernandez Jersey . A judge had summoned Clemens and Brian McNamee to federal court in Brooklyn for settlement talks aimed at heading off a trial in the defamation case. McNamees lawyer emerged saying an agreement wasnt likely. "I think this is a case where the lines are deeply drawn in the sand," said attorney Richard Emery. Kurt Abbott Jersey . 1 goaltender tonight when they conclude a four-game road trip versus the Winnipeg Jets.KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Even with his surgically repaired back still nowhere near perfect, defending champion Andy Murray needed only 73 minutes to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-1 at the Sony Open on Tuesday and set up a quarterfinal with Novak Djokovic. "My game is getting there," said Murray, the No. 6 seed, who acknowledged he was dealing with a sore back. "The last six sets Ive played, very high-level tennis, very few errors." Hell need to keep it that way against Djokovic, who eased past Tommy Robredo 6-3, 7-5. The second-seeded Djokovic even gave back a point in the second set. A groundstroke from Robredo clipped the baseline and Djokovic couldnt handle it, but the ball was erroneously called out. After a review showed the ball was in, the point was ordered to be replayed. Djokovic shouted "Its OK, its OK" as the fans applauded his sportsmanship. "For me, its something that is part of the sport, fair play," Djokovic said. "I expect everybody else to do the same. Of course, not everybodys the same, but for me, thats something thats normal. Just a normal, natural reaction." Top-seeded Rafael Nadal downed 14th-seeded Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-2. Nadal has dropped a total of nine games in six sets so far in this tournament. Singles players with a combined 66 Grand Slam victories were in action Tuesday, including Roger Federer — a winner of 17 of them himself. And he looked very much like the Federer of old, needing only 49 minutes to beat ninth-seeded Richard Gasquet 6-1, 6-2. "Look, things went well out on the court today," Federer said, clearly understating matters. Federer, the No. 5 seed, had 25 winners to Gasquets eight, converted five of his six break chances and won 92 per cent of his first-serve points in the second set. Next up for Federer is 20th-seeded Kei Nishikori, who upset No. 4 David Ferrer 7-6 (7), 2-6, 7-6 (9).. Austin Brice Jersey. . Ferrer had beaten Nishikori in the same round at Key Biscayne a year ago, their most recent meeting before Tuesday. No. 22 Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine also pulled off an upset, topping third-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals. The last American in the mens draw was ousted when 10th-seeded John Isner lost to No. 7 seed Tomas Berdych 6-3, 7-5. On the womens side, Maria Sharapova rallied from a break down in the first set to oust Petra Kvitova 7-5, 6-1 and earn a spot in the semifinals. Shes been a finalist at Key Biscayne five times, but never the champion. "I love the energy here," she said. The fourth-seeded Sharapova, who needed three-setters to get through her two most recent matches at Key Biscayne, feasted on 30 unforced errors by the eighth-seeded Kvitova. Sharapova won 11 of the final 13 games and moved into a semifinal matchup with Serena Williams, the defending champion who won 62 of 100 points in her 6-2, 6-2 romp over fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber. Williams broke Kerber twice in each set, faced only one break point and held a more than 2-to-1 advantage in winners. "When youre playing champions, you like to play your best," Williams said. "She always gives me her best. ... I love playing her. I really do. It doesnt matter what surface. Shes one of my favourite people to play." Sharapova said she was eager to face Williams again. "Its no secret that shes been a big challenge of mine, an opponent that obviously I would love to beat," Sharapova said. Also, former No. 1 Martina Hingis teamed with Sabine Lisicki to reach the doubles quarterfinals. And foot and vehicle traffic outside the tennis centre was briefly halted during the night session when a suspicious backpack was found near the main gate, but Miami-Dade police responded and quickly determined there was no threat. ' ' '
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ST. Hoyt Wilhelm Jersey . JOHNS, N.L. -- Jason Jaffray scored 52 seconds into the game, and Eddie Pasquale made 36 saves to lead the St. Johns IceCaps over the Manchester Monarchs 4-1 in American Hockey League action on Friday. "We got off to a good start and scored that early goal," IceCaps forward Adam Lowry said. "Then we got back on our heels a bit in the third period. We did a good job keeping their shots to the outside in the third." Despite being outshot 18-7 in the third period, partially due to having to kill three penalties, Pasquale kept the IceCaps in the game. Head coach Keith McCambridge was happy with the teams penalty kill. "In the third period especially, our penalty kill was tested," McCambridge said. "The foundation for all penalty kills is making sure your goaltender is the best guy (out there). I thought Eddie (Pasquale) made some huge saves for us to be able to keep momentum." One player who is making the most of his penalty kill opportunities, according to McCambridge, is Adam Lowry. "Hes really good and hes been good all season," he said. "He possesses long range and takes up a lot of ice, and he is able to read well on the forecheck. Lowry is a player that has a lot of intelligence on where to be on the ice and hes been key for us." Lowry is happy to have an expanded role with the IceCaps, which allows him to be killing penalties and learning from veterans. "Its good any time your role is increased with the team, you want to make the most of it," Lowry said. "(Patrice) Cormier and Jaffray have helped me out a lot on the penalty kill and knowing where to be." Jerome Samson scored two goals, and John Albert had one for the IceCaps (20-15-3), who won their second in a row. Nick Deslauriers replied for the Monarchs (25-11-6). Jaffray opened the scoring when he tapped in a rebound off an Andrew Gordon slapshot. Albert made it 2-0 with a short-handed goal when he cut across the net and beat Jean-Francois Berube with a backhand shot at 7:56of the second period. Samson got his first goal of the game on the power play at 11:20 of the second, to make it 3-0. The Monarchs got on the board at 14:17 of the second period when Jordan Weal tipped a pass across the crease to Deslauriers, who scored into a practically empty net. Samson added an empty netter for the IceCaps with 14 seconds left. Berube made 27 saves for Manchester. St. Johns was 1 for 4 with the man advantage, and the Monarchs were 0 for 5. Frank Robinson Jersey . -- Jonathan Vilmas season is over and his future on the football field is in doubt. Tippy Martinez Jersey . -- The Washington Redskins coaching staff distanced itself from other coaches Thursday by siding with ownership -- and not the players -- in the NFLs labour dispute.OKLAHOMA CITY - Tony Parker is dinged up again, and his status is unclear heading into the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. The San Antonio Spurs All-Star point guard did not play in the second half or overtime of the Western Conference finals-clinching win over Oklahoma City on Saturday because of a sore left ankle. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich doesnt know what shape Parker will be in for Game 1 on Thursday in San Antonio. "I have no idea," Popovich said Saturday night. "I dont know what the deal is." Popovich said Parker sprained the ankle in Game 4 and aggravated it in Game 5. Popovich considered starting Manu Ginobili at point guard in Game 6 against the Thunder because Parker was having trouble during pregame. At halftime, Popovich made the decision to hold him out. "He came to me about eight minutes on the clock (before the second half) and said he couldnt go," Popovich said. "He couldnt cut. He was limping on it. He couldnt cut sideways or forward really." Popovich said he thought playing Parker in the second half would have hurt the team in the long term. "I didnt want him to be a hero because he was 50 per cent or less, we thought," Popovich said. "Thats probably bad for the team if you think about it. It was a tough decision to try to figure out whether to play him, and if you lose the game and it affects him for Monday night, then youre going to feel like you made an unwise choice." Parker has been plagued by injuries this year. He averaged 16.7 points and 5.7 assists while shooting 50 per cent from the field during the regular season, but he missed 22 games. He strained his left hamstring in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals aagainst Portland and did not return. Anthony Santander Jersey . The Spurs won that game easily to clinch the series. Once again, his teammates bought him some rest. Had the Spurs lost Game 6, they would have faced an elimination game at home Monday against the Thunder. "We didnt know how much Tony was hurt in his ankle," forward Boris Diaw said. "But we didnt want to go to Game 7, and we didnt know if he would be ready to play if we did or if he would be 100 per cent, so we tried to get it over with tonight." Still, the Spurs have proven all season they can win without key players, posting the NBAs best record despite a series of injuries. "We have to continue to play basketball regardless of who is on the floor and our reserves did a great job - Cory (Joseph), Patty (Mills) - they stepped in and continued to run the offence and push the pace and playing good defence on their guards as well," guard Danny Green said. Joseph started the second half of Game 6 against Oklahoma City and helped engineer a 37-point third quarter. "Cory was very good," Ginobili said. "I mean, its hard to play when you dont have many opportunities to play in close games and stuff. But he did very well in Game 3 and 4 here. He always brings the juice, aggressiveness, competitiveness. He attacks the rim well. I think he made a few key plays." The Spurs said they excel without their stars because they are about a system, rather than individuals. "We have been doing what we did the whole year, which is passing the ball to each other, getting some movement, getting pace and getting into a good rhythm," Diaw said. "Always trying to set up a good shot for a teammate." ' ' '