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Perhaps no team in college basketball has made a better first impression to the season over the last couple weeks than Michigan. .Not ranked at the beginning of the season and not getting the attention of other Big Ten programs such as Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan State and Purdue, the Wolverines have started off 4-0, including an impressive performance at the 2K Classic in New York City last week.Michigan routed Marquette (79-61) and Southern Methodist (76-54) to win that tournament title, and its reward was becoming the fifth Big Ten team in this weeks Associated Press poll, cracking the rankings at No. 25.With a little more of a target on its back, Michigan now will prepare for what could be a challenge tougher than what it faced in New York City -- its first true road game against another team off to a great start when it plays at South Carolina at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday in Columbia, S.C.Its always interesting, Michigan head coach John Beilein said of his teams first road game. In all the years we have been here, its always been challenging.South Carolina is also off to a 4-0 start, although those four wins have all come at home against Louisiana Tech, Holy Cross, Monmouth (70-69 in overtime) and South Carolina State.Earning a win against a ranked team could no doubt provide a springboard to the rest of the season for the Gamecocks.Im excited for the progress our team has made after the first four games, South Carolina head coach Frank Martin said. I think we have gotten better every game offensively and defensively.Senior guard Sindari Thornwell is off to a hot start for the Gamecocks. He is averaging 20.8 points per game and has made 10 of 21 shots from 3-point range.Sophomore guard PJ Dozier (11.5 ppg), senior guard Duane Notice (10.8 ppg) and sophomore forward Chris Silva (10.3 ppg) are also averaging in double figures for South Carolina.They are going to really be very aggressive defensively trying to turn us over and get steals, Beilein said. We are going to have to be really good with our offense and then staying in front of them on defense is going to be a challenge. Theyve really got some great quickness and are shooting the lights out.The Wolverines have also received good perimeter play, relying heavily on their captains in senior guard/forward Zak Irvin (14.5 ppg) and senior point guard Derrick Walton (14.0 ppg), who has made 14 of his 28 attempts from 3-point range.Junior guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkmann (11.3 ppg) and senior forward Mark Donnal (11.0 ppg) also are off to good starts for Michigan.They are a typical John Beilein team, Martin said. They dont foul and they dont turn it over. They are so unselfish on offense and they dont take bad shots. They play through their structure and you say John Beilein, you think a 1-3-1 zone. But they are pretty darned good at man-to-man defense right now. . 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. . On June 12, just as the sun sets on the magnificent historical city of Sao Paulo the inventors, innovators and purveyors of “joga bonitowill” open their campaign. The opponent, Croatia and all its football might and will. As opposites do attract we are set for a corker of an opener. .Y. - General manager Billy King says the Brooklyn Nets are looking to add a big man and confirmed the team worked out centre Jason Collins, who would become the first openly gay active NBA player if signed. PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins started defense of their Stanley Cup championship without their captain and Stanley Cup-clinching goaltender, but that hasnt been a problem thanks to Marc-Andre Fleury.Fleury made 33 saves, including several quality third-period stops while the Anaheim Ducks pressed for the tying goal, allowing Phil Kessels power-play goal in the second to stand as the game-winner in the Penguins 3-2 victory Saturday night.They threw a lot of pucks at the net from anywhere, Fleury said. They had guys around the net trying to screen and tip, but it worked out all right in the end.It has worked out for Fleury, too.Fleury, who led the Penguins to a Stanley Cup in 2009, lost his starting job to Matt Murray after sustaining the second of two concussions late in the regular season last spring. That opened the door for the 22-year-old Murray to backstop the Penguins to their fourth Stanley Cup in franchise history.Murray, however, broke his hand during the World Cup of Hockey and Fleury has stepped up in his absence, stopping 73 of 77 shots in two wins.Were not surprised by it, defenseman Trevor Daley said. Thats just Marc, thats the way he is. Hes a great goalie.Ian Cole and Conor Sheary also scored for the defending champion Penguins, who won their fourth straight home game against Anaheim and are 6-1 in their last seven games overall against the Ducks.Chris Kunitz got his 200th assist with the Penguins in his 500th game with the team. Kunitz, who was acquired from Anaheim in 2009, became the 18th player and fifth active to play 500 games with Pittsburgh.Anaheims Corey Perry scored his first of the season and 13th goal in 14 games against Pittsburgh. Cam Fowler scored on the power play for the Ducks, who havent won in Pittsburgh in more than four years.Jonathan Bernier stopped 42 shots in his debut with the Ducks after being acquired from Toronto in the offseason. Bernier got the start over Pittsburgh native John Gibson, who allowed six goals during each of the previous two starts in his hometown.We knew it would be a quick game with their speed and the way they like to play, Perry said. I thought we had a great start, but I thought we relaxed a little bit in the first period and they took it to us. We had to start playing catch-up.Crosby remains day-to-day wwith a concussion sustained during practice last week. The Conn Smythe Trophy winner missed practice Friday, but skated on his own Saturday morning before sitting out the teams optional morning skate.Evgeni Malkin, the 2011-12 NHL MVP, had one assist to help the Penguins improve to 96-49-18 in 163 regular-season games without Crosby.The Ducks are still looking for their first win under returning coach Randy Carlyle, who is back on the bench for his second stint with the team. Carlyle, who was with the team from 2005-11, is the Ducks all-time winningest coach and led the franchise to a Stanley Cup in 2007.To me, its too early, Carlyle said. Our teams not playing to the level thats required right now from our group.Fleury turned aside 12 shots in the first 10 minutes, including a sharp pad save on Chris Wagner from the top of the crease. That allowed Cole to put the Penguins in front with a seeing-eye shot from the point.The Ducks tied it soon after, cashing in on a two-man advantage, as Fowler beat Fleury with a slap shot from the right faceoff dot.Shearys goal early in the second period gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead. Bernier misplayed the puck along the side of the net and Sheary scored after a scrum in front.The puck was kind of bouncing around the crease, Sheary said. The ref had a good angle and Im glad he didnt blow it down because Bernier didnt have possession. I kind of whacked away at it and it went in.Kessel extended the lead with a power-play goal, but Perry cut the deficit to 3-2 less than three minutes later. Fleury made the initial pad save off the faceoff, but Perry scored on the rebound.Fleury shut the door the rest of the way.I thought Marc was great and he made some timely saves when we broke down, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said.Game notes The Penguins paid tribute to players from the franchises first decade on Saturday as part of a 50th-season celebration. ... Anaheim scratched Clayton Stoner, Simon Despres and Emerson Etem. Derrick Pouliot and Matt Murray were scratched for Pittsburgh.UP NEXTDucks: Continue a season-opening five-game road swing at the New York Islanders on Sunday.Penguins: Host Colorado on Monday.Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '