GLASGOW -- Ryan Cochrane was supposed to have a down year. Whit Merrifield Jersey . The decorated Canadian swimmer was focused on graduating from university before ramping things up again for next summers Pan American Games ahead of what will be his final Olympics in 2016. Instead, Cochrane is back where he always seems to be. The 25-year-old put in a dominating performance in the final of the mens 1,500-metre freestyle at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday for his second gold medal in Scotland. "Its funny how quickly you can get talked into things," said Cochrane, who also won the 400-metre freestyle on Thursday. "I said that school was my focus this year, but with that said I like the balance of being able to work at my academics as well as in the pool. "I think it put things really into perspective. I was able to enjoy both processes and not get overwhelmed." It was the competition that was overwhelmed on this night as the Victoria native raced to a time of 14 minutes 44.03 seconds on what was Canadas best day at the Games. With his legs and arms churning towards his countrys fourth gold medal in the pool, Cochrane ignored the fatigue and powered through with the knowledge it would be his final race on this stage. "When it started to get hard at about 1,200 metres I kept telling myself, This is one of your last chances to have a kick at this race," said Cochrane. "It can be really hard and it can be shocking when you can count down the races you have left, but with that being said I think I used it to my benefit." Cochranes performance repeated his double-gold performance from the Commonwealth Games four years ago in New Delhi, and was one of a number of impressive performances on Tuesday as Canada rose from sixth to third in the overall standings with 39 medals (16 gold, five silver and 18 bronze). The day started with a 1-2 finish in womens cross-country mountain biking. Catharine Pendrel of Kamloops, B.C., led from the opening lap and didnt look back, finishing 70 seconds ahead of Emily Batty of Brooklin, Ont. In womens wrestling, Erica Wiebe of Stittsville, Ont., won gold in the 75-kilogram division and Korey Jarvis of Elliot Lake, Ont., won gold in the mens wrestling 125-kilo division. Jasmine Mian of Barrie, Ont., added bronze in the 48-kilo category. At the track, Damian Warner of London, Ont., won gold in the decathlon, James Steacy of Lethbridge, Alta., won gold in the hammer throw and Kate Van Buskirk of Brampton, Ont., took bronze in the womens 1,500 metres. Meanwhile, weightlifter Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau of Montreal won gold in the 75-kilo category and Jim Paton of White Rock, B.C., won silver in the fullbore individual shooting event. In mens artistic gymnastics, the team of Zachary Clay of Chilliwack, B.C., Calgarys Nathan Gafuik, Anderson Loran of Saskatoon, Kevin Lytwyn of Stoney Creek, Ont., and Scott Morgan of North Vancouver, B.C., took the bronze. Apart from Cochranes success in the pool, the womens 4x100-metre medley relay team won a bronze, as did Calgarys Brooklyn Snodgrass in the womens 50-metre backstroke, and Montreals Aurelie Rivard in the womens para-sport 200-metre individual medley S10. Cochrane was never threatened in his final, finishing 4.73 seconds ahead of Australias Mack Horton and bettering Daniel Jervis of Wales by 11.30. He won both the 400- and 1,500-metre freestyle events at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, but said before heading off to Glasgow that a repeat would be difficult at Tollcross International Swimming Centre. In the end, it wasnt. "The consistency is always wanting to be the best in the world," said Cochrane, who has won bronze and silver in the 1,500 at the Olympics. "Ive been chasing that dream for a lot of years and Ive been really proud of my results here to show that I can keep getting better even in my mid-20s." As Cochrane focused on his studies at the University of Victoria -- he graduated this spring with a degree in psychology -- he also decided to try new training techniques, including spending less time in the pool. The results in Glasgow speak for themselves. "We could have kept doing what weve done for the past six to eight years and it would have been good and we would have got the results we wanted, but maybe not quite the next step," said Cochrane. "My times are a little bit faster or similar to where Ive been, but it was such better racing. Im going to take that as a huge benefit going into the next two years." Snodgrass snatched the bronze in the womens 50-metre backstroke with a time of 27.97 second for her first Commonwealth Games medal. "It was really exciting. I felt really good in warmup so I knew I was going to have a good 50," said the 20-year-old Canadian. "I didnt know where that was going to place me, but Im more than happy with the result. "I just wanted to come here and swim fast for my country and I wanted to learn as much as possible." In the womens para-sport 200-metre individual medley S10, Rivard was third in 2:32.09. "I feel pretty great. That was my goal, to stand on the podium," said the 18-year-old, who has a disability in her left hand. "Im happy with my time and with my race. It gives me confidence for the future." Canada capped the final day of swimming at the Games nicely when Tera van Beilen of Oakville, Ont., Sinead Russell of Burlington, Ont., Katerine Savard of Pont-Rouge, Que., and Sandrine Mainville of Boucherville, Que., finished third in the womens 4x100-metre relay in 4:03.57. Canada finished with 11 overall medals in the pool, including four gold, one silver and six bronze. "Our goal was to get a medal and we did that," said van Beilen. "It was just a great way to end off an amazing meet for Canada." Danny Jackson Jersey . Robert Griffin III, the No. 2 pick in the 2012 draft, set numerous rookie records and was picked AP Offensive Rookie of the Year for the Washington Redskins. Fake Royals Jerseys . Virtanen opened the scoring at 6:45 of the first period, then gave Canada a two-goal lead with a power-play goal 1:03 into the second. Sweden cut the lead in half when Daniel Muzito Bagenda scored a power-play goal at 10:57 of the second.EDMONTON -- The Edmonton Oil Kings are back in the Western Hockey League championship final for the third consecutive year. Brett Pollocks second goal of the game 14:22 into the third period was the winner as the Oil Kings defeated the Medicine Hat Tigers 4-3 on Saturday to win the series 4-1. The Oil Kings now face the Portland Winterhawks yet again for the Ed Chynoweth Cup. Edmonton beat Portland for the Cup in 2012, but were beatten in 2013 by the Winterhawks. Bubba Starling Jersey. Mads Eller, with a short-handed goal, and Edgars Kulda also scored for Edmonton, which had three goals in the second period. Cole Sanford replied with two goals for the Tigers while Jacob Doty chipped in with a single. Tristan Jarry made just 16 saves in net for Edmonton. The loss ruined a spectacular effort by Tigers goaltender Marek Langhamer, who stopped 48-of-52 shots. ' ' '
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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." ' ' '