Each week, The Reporters put their thumbs out to the good and the bad in the world of sports. Dino Ciccarelli Jersey . This week they discuss Olympic hockey jerseys, Canadian soccer coach Jon Herdman, soccer phenom Jordan Spieth and Denver Broncos LB Danny Trevathan. Bruce Arthur, National Post: My thumb is down to the leaked version of team Canadas hockey jersey for the Sochi Olympics, If they are the jerseys, which since Getty Images pulled the picture of Jonathan Toews looking dubiously at the camera after a brief kerfuffle, they may be. Ok, so its just a jersey and its not as bad as Buffalos new third jersey - which looks like it has duct tape on the sleeve - and it might not be final, but the white band on just one arm, the dull corporate font, the fake laces, Cmon. Canadas Olympic hockey jersey should evoke our hockey heritage; they should evoke the excitement and hopes and dreams of a nation, in red and white. It should not, under any circumstances, look like a Petro-Canada station. Dave Naylor, TSN: My thumb is up to the Canadian Soccer Association for extending the contract of Womens National team coach John Herdman through the 2020 Olympics. The Canadian story in international soccer has included more than its fair share of frustration, but under Herdman, the womens program has soared to new heights, capped of course by a bronze medal at last summers Olympics. When whispers began recently that Herdman might return home to coach Team England, it seemed he might be too good to be true. Nice to see thats not the case. Michael Farber, Sports Illustrated: My thumb is up to the next rival to Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth. While two-time major champion Rory Mcilroy undergoes his existential and equipment crisis, the 20-year-old Spieth has emerged as the latest prodigy. At the urging of Phil Micklelson and others, Fred Couples made Spieth a captains pick for the Presidents Cup. Last year, Spieth couldnt get past the second round of Q-School. This year he beat Zach Johnson in a playoff at the John Deere Classic and had seven other top 10 finishes. With Saskatchewans Graham Delaet on the international team and Spieth on Team USA, the October event will be about more than boring old tales of Tiger. Dave Hodge, TSN: My thumb is down to Denver Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan, and though I will try, there are no words that can add much to the pictures of his interception return for a touch…back. A touch…down is what he thought he had after intercepting Joe Flaccos pass and returning it to the end…one-yard line. Yes, a touchdown requires the player and the ball to cross the goal-line, and Trevathan forgot to take the ball that far. It travelled, on its own, far enough to record a touch…back. Al Michaels said, "You would swear that everybody would learn by now". Yes you would and Denver fans did....swear, even though the Broncos were ahead by 25 points, when Danny Trevathan apparently decided that a 25 point lead was big enough. Evgeni Malkin Jersey . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. Craig Hartsburg Jersey . But when it comes to determining if Raymond will find a place on the Leafs roster when training camp concludes in a week, well, that decision will ultimately fall to the head coach. http://www.officialhockeyproshop.com/Ch ... er-Jersey/
.ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable.INDIANAPOLIS - For sale by owner: Major sponsorship for NASCARs most popular driver. Act fast, time is running out. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not only looking for his first win of the season, hes still hunting for a big-bucks sponsor for 12 Sprint Cup races this season. Earnhardt said hes not worried, a sign that perhaps Hendrick Motorsports has a deal on the horizon. "It is important to try to fill out what we have this season and we will," Earnhardt said Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "I dont have any doubt at all that we will get that done. I think we almost have to look forward beyond that to try to find out who is going to be the partner that we can put a long term deal together that matches up with what we want to do in the future." Thats part of the problem. Hendrick and Earnhardt would love to find a primary sponsor that would fund whats left on this seasons slate as well as 2014, and possibly beyond. With 16 races left, putting together a multi-year deal with a committed corporate backer seems almost impossible to pull off. "Its just all the dollars and cents are accounted for at this point in the year," Earnhardt said. "That doesnt mean we cant put some things together and do some creative stuff with some people and some partners that we already have." Earnhardts sponsorship woes started when Pepsi, through Diet Mountain Dew and Amp, sliced its sponsorship from 20 races to five in 2013. The National Guard did bolster its support of the No. 88, going from 16 to 20 races. Earnhardt, whos made the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship each of the last two seasons, is somewhat hindered in finding the right fit because of conflicts with committed corporate sponsors. For example, his Pepsi deal is the reason he ditched Budweiser when he signed with Hendrick for the 2008 season. Its not like he doesnt have options. Earnhardt is one of the superstar faces of NASCAR. Even as the wins have dried up, he was still voted NASCARs most popular driver for each of the last 10 years. Larry Murphy Jersey. . Owner Rick Hendrick isnt interested in sponsors looking to work their way in for a race or two, or the kind of companies that would conflict with his corporate image. Earnhardt was set to drive an unsponsored race at Daytona until Hendrick put the National Guard on the No. 88. Hell use the National Guard again for Sundays race at Indy. Another reason he can be picky: The sponsorship he does have on the 88 is so lucrative that he has one of the highest-funded cars in the garage even with available inventory. Hes also kept an eye on sponsorship for his Nationwide Series program competing under the JR Motorsports banner. Great Clips signed on as primary sponsor for 28 races this season. Great Clips and Hendrick on Friday announced a three-year extension through 2016 that bumped its primary sponsorship from three Cup races a season to 10 for Kasey Kahnes No. 5 Chevrolet. Great Clips also will serve as a major associate sponsor. Great Clips will be on Kahnes car this weekend in Indianapolis and again for the Sept. 22 race at New Hampshire. "They continue to see a great return on investment, and were focused on continuing that trend by performing at a high level on the racetrack while delivering business wins," Hendrick said. Earnhardt, though, said he didnt know how Great Clips increase would affect its future relationship with his Nationwide program. He seems just as confident that hell find the right sponsors. "We have some potential to have some really interesting things announced down the road with that," he said. "Due to how well weve run this year and how weve been able to turn that program around, we definitely caught the eyes of a few sponsors and potential partners. So, were looking a lot better on that front, too. I think everything is going to be fine. I dont believe anybody needs to be too concerned at this point." Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '