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ST. Yaya Toure Jersey . ANDREWS -- Wearing a black rain suit and a soft smile, Inbee Park looked calm as ever standing before the imposing Royal & Ancient clubhouse just moments before she teed off Thursday in the Womens British Open. Only after her unsteady round of 3-under 69 did Park reveal perhaps the biggest surprise at St. Andrews. She was nervous. "But then once the round started, and especially playing so good in the first few holes, that really gave me a lot of confidence," Park said. "I didnt feel much pressure when I was playing during the round. Im just glad that its already started and I got the first round under my belt." Park wound up three shots behind Morgan Pressel and Camilla Lennarth of Sweden, a solid start to what should be a fascinating week at the home of golf. Her pursuit of history looked more like a high-speed chase when the 25-year-old South Korean made six birdies in 10 holes. Three poor tee shots, two three-putt bogeys and one double bogey from a pot bunker on the back nine made her realize theres a reason no golfer has ever won four majors in a single year. "Felt like a roller coaster today," Park said. She was only too happy it finally stopped with a 6-foot birdie on the 18th hole, ending a slide during which she dropped four shots in a five-hole span. Pressel, one spot out of making the Solheim Cup team this week, caught a break when the rain and wind never materialized in the afternoon. She made seven birdies in a round of 66 that gave her a share of the lead with Lennarth, who birdied the 18th. Stacy Lewis, the former No. 1 player in womens golf, shot 31 on the tougher back nine for a 67 to be part of a large group that included former U.S. Womens Open champion Na Yeon Choi and Nicole Castrale. Another shot behind were Paula Creamer, Catriona Matthew and Lizette Salas. Those who played early had reason to worry. Lewis was on the 10th tee when she looked over at Park knocking in an 18-foot birdie putt, her fifth of the round. Castrale had not yet teed off when her husband saw a leaderboard with Parks name in a familiar position. "Its amazing, the fact we all possibly can play with history," Castrale said. "Its amazing what shes done to this point, the composure she has. I dont know what she shot today, but Im going to guess shell be in the mix come Sunday." If there were nerves on the first tee for Park, she didnt show it. She opened with a wedge into about 7 feet for birdie, and then she really poured it on with an astounding display of her putting stroke. She rolled in a 30-foot birdie putt on No. 3 with perfect pace. She made an 18-foot birdie on No. 4 and a 35-footer on No. 6. It didnt look as if she would ever miss. Her sixth birdie came at the 10th, when her sand wedge checked up to 5 feet right of the hole. Another birdie. Just like that, there was a feeling of inevitability about this Womens British Open, much as there was for Tiger Woods when he won the British Open for the first time at St. Andrews by eight shots to complete the career Grand Slam in 2000. But not for long. It started with a tee shot into thick grass to the right of the 12th fairway. She saved par with another great putt, this one from 15 feet, but she couldnt save herself much longer. After another poor tee shot on the 13th, she came dangerously close to a large gorse bush. She chipped to 15 feet and made bogey, her first of the day. A delicate pitch-and-run helped her avoid another bogey on the 15th after a third tee shot to the right. Park appeared to be in big trouble when her approach rolled toward the high face of the vetted wall in a pot bunker short of the 16th hole. She considered a shot over the wall toward the flag, but then wisely turned sideways and blasted out to some 90 feet away, her ball about halfway between the flags of No. 2 and No. 16 on the double green. Her first putt wasnt hit nearly hard enough, and her par putt from 15 feet caught the lip. "A little disappointing, but Im glad that Ive done that in the first round instead of the final round," she said. It was only her second double bogey in a major this year. She also three-putted the 17th from 40 feet when her first attempt came up 10 feet short, leading to another three-putt bogey. "I thought that I fixed my problems coming into this week. I was hitting it so good on the practice round and I didnt really miss any balls," Park said. "I thought I was really prepared, but those couple of bad shots really shocked me. I couldnt really concentrate on the greens when I hit those shots. Ive learned my lesson. Good thing Ive got my time to fix that today and tomorrow." Only four months ago, Park and Lewis were battling for No. 1 in the world until the South Korean left everyone in her wake by adding to her collection of majors. The Kraft Nabisco Championship put her in position to take No. 1 away from Lewis, and the playoff win at the LPGA Championship and four-shot win at the U.S. Womens Open brought her to the brink of something grand. Lewis and Karrie Webb were on the 11th tee when they saw Park make another birdie. "We both looked at each other and shook our heads," Lewis said. "We knew she was going to be there, but its like she keeps doing it over and over and over again." Lewis made up ground on the back nine. And when rough weather didnt arrive, plenty of others took aim on the Old Course. Park was tied for 18th on a day in which 73 players broke par. Her biggest test might come if the strong wind arrives before Sunday. Shes not ready to think that far ahead. "If I could walk out of this tournament with no regrets, thats what Im looking to do," she said. "Thats all I could ask for." Raheem Sterling Manchester City Jersey .Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Kevin Porter and defenceman Chad Ruhwedel from the minors as part of a five-player roster shuffle made by the NHLs worst team. Angus Gunn Manchester City Jersey . All of the scoring came in the final 20:04. Lucic scored on a power play at 15:46 of the third period, when he tipped a shot over Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 3-1 lead. http://www.tmancitysoccershop.com/c-28-john-stones-manchester-city-fc-jersey.aspx .C. Lions has come to an end. Banks told TSN on Jan 2 that he had no interest in playing out the option year of his contract with the Lions in 2014, and he again made that clear in a conversation with Lions GM Wally Buono last week. MINNEAPOLIS -- Another big hit from Ryan Doumit turned what couldve been an ugly loss into a win for the Minnesota Twins. Doumit hit a go-ahead double in the eighth inning, leading Minnesota over the Chicago White Sox 7-5 on Tuesday night. Joe Mauer homered and Trevor Plouffe had an RBI single in Minnesotas four-run first inning off Dylan Axelrod. After making baserunning mistakes, errors and throwing wild pitches while blowing the lead, Doumits hit was very much needed. "Its nice to be the guy who came up with the big hit," said Doumit, who also has delivered clutch hits in wins over Seattle and Washington this month. "Its a nice little streak that Im on, theres no doubt. I dont take anything for granted. Hopefully I can keep it going." The White Sox came back to tie it at 5 in the eighth when Alex Rios worked a leadoff walk from reliever Jared Burton (1-4), stole second and scored on Paul Konerkos single that bounced off the pitchers mound and into centre field. Clete Thomas walked with two outs against Ramon Troncoso (0-2) in the eighth. Mauer followed with a single -- his third hit of the game -- and Doumit drove a double to left centre that gave the Twins the lead. "They had a mishap or two out there on the bases as well, a couple of wild pitches that let us get some people in scoring position," Konerko said. "When you break it all down it was just the one hit there at the end that did it. Everything was even probably besides that. That was it right there." The double was also Doumits third hit of the game. Glen Perkins pitched the ninth for his 17th save. Konerko had four hits for Chicago, which has lost five of six and 13 of its last 15 on the road, and Conor Gillaspie had a two-run homer in the second off Twins starter Mike Pelfrey. With the White Sox in last place and struggling to score runs, questions are being asked about trading veterans and rebuilding the team. Konerko says, not so fast. "I still think theres some good to come out of this at some point," Konerko said. "It hasnt been right now, it hasnt been before now, but we still have good baseball in us. We just havent shown it." Coming off elbow surgery that wrecked his 2012 season, Pelfrey pitched into the sevventh inning for his third straight start. Nicolas Otamendi Manchester City Jersey. He allowed four runs on 10 hits and left with runners on first and third with nobody out in the seventh. "It stinks that I got spotted a four-run lead and slowly gave that back," Pelfrey said. "Luckily, Doumit came up with a huge hit. Offense is always welcome." Pedro Florimon added an RBI single for Minnesota. Axelrod was pitching on seven days rest after allowing six runs in his previous start. After a rough beginning on Tuesday, he settled down and retired 11 of 12 batters at one point and allowed five runs -- four earned -- in six innings. "Just kind of changed my approach. Threw a few more fastballs after the first inning" Axelrod said. "It was almost like they were kind of diving on me. Just changed it up and it worked out well. Its unfortunate what happened in the first." Konerkos four-hit game was his first since July 24 of last season and raised his batting average to .248. Mauers homer barely cleared the left-field wall and was his first with runners on base since Sept. 1 of last season. The Twins had lost seven of their last 11 heading into Tuesday and were averaging fewer than three runs during the stretch. "We kind of went silent after the first," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We just kind of hung on from there. Coming up late there is huge." Notes: Twins CF Aaron Hicks is running in the outfield and making progress rehabbing from a strained left hamstring. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Hicks -- on the disabled list since June 10 -- will probably have to complete a rehab assignment before returning to the Twins. ... Gillaspie is now second among AL rookies with five home runs. ... A bus transporting the Twins Elizabethton, Tenn., rookie league affiliate was involved in a bus crash that killed a driver travelling the wrong way down a highway in Florida. ... Josh Willingham was back in left field for Minnesota after missing two games with a sore knee. ... Coming off a start where he fanned 14, didnt allow an earned run, but lost 2-1 at Houston, Chris Sale (5-5, 2.43 ERA) starts for Chicago on Wednesday. ... The Twins will counter with Kevin Correia (5-4, 3.97 ERA), who is 1-5 since April 23. Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '