WINNIPEG -- An Olympic dream moved a step closer to reality for John Morris Saturday, as he handed his former skip a ticket home. Manchester City Jersey . And Kevin Martin said he had no one to blame but himself. Morris and Brad Jacobs will square off in the mens final Sunday at the Olympic trials, while Jennifer Jones and Sherry Middaugh were set to play Saturday evening in the womens final. "Either my first or second one in six, that was the game-breaker," said Martin. "We force them to one there, weve got all the momentum going into seven." Instead, Martin lost 7-5, letting Morris score a deuce in six and another in eight, then losing the hammer in nine when he failed to blank on an open hit. It was a sweet win for Morris, who took over as skip this year on Jim Cotters B.C. rink with the Olympics in his sights. Cotter moved to third, although he still throws fourth rocks. "It feels great, its been a real grind of a year . . . We seem to be playing our best curling right now and Im just real proud of the guys," he said. He gave full marks to Cotter. Martin said he was surprised at the shots Cotter made. As the strategist, Morris watched his former skip all week and put a rock in the one spot in nine where Martin had nosed one earlier in the round robin. Martin, who was trying for his fourth trip to the Olympics, kept his composure but said this will be his last Olympic Trials. A frustrated Marc Kennedy, Martins second, couldnt hide his feelings as he smashed is broom into shards in the hallway after he left the ice. Lead Ben Hebert said Martin kept them in the hunt all week (they lost only once to Jacobs). "Kevin was the best player here all week, standing on his head just to keep us in it, thats the reason we were 6-1, and he didnt play good today," he said, adding that he isnt giving up on a return trip to the Olympics, after winning gold with Martin in 2010. "The game should have been over after five or six and we let them off the hook." Morris, who was also part of that 2010 gold-medal team, said they knew they werent favoured to win. "We didnt mind the underdog tag and we knew what we were capable of." As for the future of the team if they dont beat Jacobs Sunday, Cotter said that remains up in the air. "Weve talked about the future and who knows," he said. "Were focusing on this moment here and now and what our game plan is going to be tomorrow. Were just going to go out and try and play our best game." Their best game will be needed against Brier winner Jacobs, who swept the field in the round robin, handing Martin his only loss, to move directly to the final. "We just need to keep doing what weve been doing," said Jacobs, who practised Saturday. "Everyone is throwing the rock great on this team . . . We just need to come out and perform like weve performed all week and let the chips fall where they may." Wilfried Bony Manchester City Jersey . In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. Pablo Zabaleta Manchester City Jersey . -- Jonathan Drouin gave Halifax the boost it needed to edge host Sherbrooke Phoenix 3-2 in a shootout in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. http://www.tmancitysoccershop.com/c-6-p ... ersey.aspx
. -- Linebacker Myles Jack ran for four touchdowns, defensive end Cassius Marsh caught a scoring pass, and No.TORONTO – Phil Kessel didnt quite know how to react when John Scott, a man looming eight inches higher with 60 pounds of extra weight, whispered the words of challenge as the two lined up at centre ice. “He said he was going to jump me,” said Kessel, still befuddled by the surprise attack afterward. “Hes a big boy so if hes coming after me what am I going to do?” The attack on Kessel lit the fuse of a costly exhibition melee between the Leafs and Sabres that was both bizarre and shocking for the events that littered its record, including an impending 10-game suspension to David Clarkson and possible discipline for Kessel. “Obviously were not proud or happy of what went on, thats for sure,” Randy Carlyle observed shortly after the simmering had ceased. The story begins with a goal. A third round selection of the Sabres in 2007, Corey Tropp had redirected an effort from the point by Jamie McBain, one that beat Jonathan Bernier and cut the Toronto lead to one midway through the third period. Lining up at centre ice seconds after his first marker of the preseason, Tropp takes a tug at the sweater of Jamie Devane, a player looming high above weight class. The pair exchange a series of awkward fisticuffs, capped by Tropp losing his bucket, his head landing square on the ice with an alarming thud. Derek Nansen, the linesman on scene, senses danger and waves his right hand immediately for help. Tropp is then aided off the ice by teammates and trainers. Standing in the home penalty box is Devane, his glove tapping repeatedly against the glass in deference to his defeated counterpart. Blood is chipped off the ice during the television timeout and order is seemingly restored. Lingering near the Toronto bench though at left wing for Buffalo is Scott, he of 63 career fights, the 30-year-old with plans on redeeming his fallen teammate. “He has his reasons obviously,” Carlyle bemoaned of Scotts decision to jump Kessel. “He didnt explain them to me.” Hoping to diffuse the potentially meddlesome situation before it began, Carlyle keeps 6-foot-5 Troy Bodie on the bench, opting instead for the trio of Tyler Bozak, Carter Ashton, and Kessel. Its a choice hed like to have back. “Obviously I was wrong,” he said in hindsight of the decision. Madness ensues. Thrusting his hands up at the instant of Scotts throttling, Kessel retreats while furiously swinging his stick at the shins of his attacker. “Well I got to back up right,” Kessel noted afterward. “What is he? 6-7? 6-8?” Hurtling in to their stars rescue are Ashton and T.J. Brennan, the pair using all their might to restrain the Buffalo giant. “Weve got 20 guys that are going to back Phil up,” Ashton claimed. “When we see someone go after him were going to do our best to get in as quick as we can.” Distracted by the sheer lunacy of the moment, Carlyle fails to notice Clarkson, the clubs prized offseason acquisition, leaping off the bench and into the craziness. Its yet another decision that will prove haunting. “What happened is everybody was glued on the Scott attack on Phil Kessel,” Carlyle said, “everyones attention was drawn to that and next thing you know all mayhem broke out.” For his actions Clarkson will receive aan automatic 10-game suspension, the outset of his Toronto thrust into a cloud while depleting the Leafs lineup for a stretch of three weeks. Eliaquim Mangala Manchester City Jersey. . “I think David Clarkson made a mistake,” Carlyle said, “and now we pay for it.” With Clarkson wrestling with Scott, Kessel has, in the meantime, tangled with Brian Flynn and bloodied him. His linemate, Bozak, has engaged with Chad Ruhwedel, thrust around with little control. Their rookie teammate and potential dark horse on the blue line, Andrew MacWilliam, has knotted with longtime Marlie Mike Zigomanis, now a member of the Buffalo organization. Twirling around the ice as the chaos clears, Kessel receives a round of cheers from his teammates on the bench. He takes a further jab at the midsection of Scott, enraging the St. Catharines native as linesman Tim Nowak attempts to restrain him. “We didnt dress anybody that can match up against him,” Carlyle said of Scott, though Bodie would have proved his best option with Colton Orr and Frazer McLaren injured and out of the lineup. “If they want to use that as their criteria then maybe Scott shouldnt get on the ice at all because I dont know if theres anybody in the league thats that big.” Amped by the proceedings, Bernier decides its his turn to wade into the action. Gliding past centre-ice, he engages the Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller, a curious decision considering the risk for injury in this, the exhibition season. “I saw everyone on the ice so I just felt that I wanted to step up for my teammates,” Bernier said. “I asked him if he wanted to go. I dont think he actually wanted to go, but thats the way it goes. Thats the hockey game. You get hyper and energy and I wanted to defend my teammates.” For their efforts, the Leafs are handed 107 minutes of penalties, including five fighting majors, four 10-minute misconducts, a game misconduct, 10 minutes to Clarkson for leaving the bench and a match penalty to Kessel for his attempts to injure Scott. All told the night will prove quite damaging to the Leafs. Clarkson wont be eligible to make his Leafs debut until Oct. 25 when his team visits the Columbus Blue Jackets. Kessel too, could face additional discipline. According to the NHL rulebook, a player handed a match penalty “shall be automatically suspended from further competition until the Commissioner has ruled on the issue”. Without Clarkson in their top-six for most of October, the need for an offensive flair would seem to increase, Mason Raymond – on a professional tryout – perhaps valued even further with the regular season nearly a week away. Additional opportunity would now seem likely for a player like Ashton, who made an impression over the weekend against Buffalo, adding two assists to his resume on Sunday. Clarksons contract also continues to count against the cap, squeezing the Leafs further and perhaps even damaging their chances to sign Cody Franson before the season begins. Its adversity before the puck has even dropped. “Were a team and thats the basis of what a team is made out of,” Carlyle said of moving forward without Clarkson. “When you lose an individual, somebody else gets an opportunity to get in line and pull on that rope and thats what were going to look for.” Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap Soccer Jerseys ' ' '