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05/12/2018

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TORONTO -- And just like that, it was over. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Authentic .It seems like just yesterday the kids were stepping off airplanes in Montreal for their Quebec training camp, arriving for the World Cup of Hockey truly not knowing what to expect.They came in groups. There was a group that flew in by way of Detroit -- Dylan Larkin, Seth Jones, Ryan Murray and Brandon Saad -- filling up a first-class cabin on a Delta flight that was just a goalie and center short of a strong starting lineup.There was a group flying in from Toronto, including Morgan Rielly and Auston Matthews, with Matthews hitting the ground in Montreal with a Blue Jays hat that cameras captured and sent back to Toronto.It was relayed to Matthews that Maple Leafs fans loved seeing the Arizona kid in Jays gear. He smiled and nodded toward Rielly. It was his idea.They arrived and immediately realized they had something special.Defenseman Aaron Ekblad took a look around at the raw talent in the dressing room after the first practice and just shook his head.Each player is so good, he said that afternoon. Its actually crazy how good we are.It was crazy. It was crazy how they arrived in that first pretournament game and blew the doors off Team Europe. It was crazy how they lit up a defensively sound Finland team in their first game of group play. Crazy how they beat Sweden in overtime, on a goal from Nathan MacKinnon on Henrik Lundqvist that everybody in the building will remember as long as hockey highlights are flickering in their heads.Its crazy that one ugly six-minute stretch against Russia is sending them all home to their NHL teams.Its crazy that it had to end the way it did, hoping a Finland team with nothing to play for somehow could beat the Russians. The kids, after all, did go 2-1 in the tournaments toughest group.I thought we were the second-best team in the tournament, Team North America general manager Peter Chiarelli said. Having said that, we played by the rules and thats it.Coach Todd McLellan, who with his staff did a great job guiding these kids, sat in the front row of a suite at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday afternoon with his coaching staff to root for Finland. He leaned in during the first-period action, watching intently.The most emotion he showed came when Russia scored the second goal on the Finns, giving the table in front of him a restrained tap with his fist. That second goal was the moment he knew it was over.During the second intermission, he leaned against a hallway wall behind the suite as the Team Europe coaching staff walked by.Good luck in the third, Europe assistant coach Paul Maurice offered.McLellan thanked him, but optimism wasnt high.This was it, and he knew it. When the Russians scored their third goal early in the final period, he stood up and left. He was in his hotel room before the end of the game.I think of World Cups through the years and the memories that are created, McLellan said, reflecting on what hell take away from this tournament. We participated in one of those moments.More than one.There was MacKinnons goal on Lundqvist. There was Matthews scoring his first of many goals in Toronto. There was Connor McDavid racing the length of the ice in the blink of the eye. There was a Johnny Gaudreau breakaway. And another Johnny Gaudreau breakaway. And another Johnny Gaudreau breakaway.People were calling the win over Sweden one of the greatest hockey games they ever witnessed.This team started as a gimmick and finished with a small place in hockey history, and maybe this is the way it was supposed to end.The last memory of Team North America was their greatest triumph -- a performance against Sweden for the ages.McDavid is on the cusp of stardom. This is the tournament that launches it after last seasons injury-detoured false start.Hes going to, at one point, take over the league, predicted?Chicago Blackhawks?and Team Europe winger Marian Hossa. Its just fun to watch.Matthews wont be too far behind, this tournament revealed. So many of the players on North America are just now embarking on special NHL careers. There are Stanley Cups to be won with them as the centerpiece, probably Olympic gold medals too.But for those moments, theyll be competing against each other, not banded together as an under-24 superpower.On Thursday afternoon, the players, coaches and management worked their way back to the top floor of the Royal York hotel, where many were already watching the Finland game together, lounging on chairs.When it was over, they met one last time as a group. McLellan and Chiarelli each addressed the team.Chiarelli told the guys just how much he enjoyed it all. It was a pleasure to scout such high-caliber players while forming the team. It was fun to watch them practice, each drill competed at such a high level. And the games -- what more needs to be said?Its a big-time commitment for everybody, Chiarelli said. It all really made it worthwhile.And with that, they made travel arrangements, including some with flights out of Toronto that night. It was done. Just like that.Cheap NFL Jerseys China . -- Patrick Reed got an early start in golf. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys . Defenceman Yannick Weber scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Canucks breathed a sigh of relief with a 2-1 win on Saturday night. http://www.wholesalenikenfljerseys.com/ . Vettel was 0.168 seconds faster than Red Bull teammate Mark Webber around the Suzuka circuit. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was two tenths of a second off Vettel. "The car balance is decent, but I think we can still improve," Vettel said. CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- JaQuan Newton shook off his first half shooting woes and helped lead Miami to another early-season win.Newton scored 16 of his game-high 18 points in the second half as the Hurricanes defeated Penn, 74-62, on Saturday afternoon.My approach was the same way as the first half, Newton said. Unfortunately, I wasnt making any shots in the first half. I just wanted to take better shots in the second half, open shots to get me going.After shooting 1 of 8 from the field in the first half, Newton converted five of his eight attempts and five-of-six free throws in the second half.The Hurricanes (3-0) were never threatened after a 16-3 run midway through the second half. Consecutive 3-pointers from D.J. Valsijevic and Bruce Brown capped the surge and increased Miamis lead to 59-38 with 10:28 remaining in the half.That was definitely the tale of two halves, Miami coach Jim Larranaga said. In the first half we were challenging the defense rather than attacking and sharing the ball. I tried to explain to the team at halftime we werent finding the open man.Brown finished with 15 points and Davon Reed, Valsijevic and Dewan Huell scored 11 points each for the Hurricanes, who experienced their first deficit of the season when the Quakers ran off eight unanswered points for an 8-4 lead early in the game. Miami opened the season with lopsided victories over Western Carolina and North Florida.It was good for us, Larranaga said of Penns early lead. It was a good challenge -- a very different kind of team. You can see how they move on offense. They really share the ball.Playing a team like that is very different than playing the teams weve played so far and even some of the teams were going to play a little later on in the season.A.J. Brodeur scored 16 points to lead the Quakers (1-1). Caleb Wood shot 4-of-5 from the field and was Pennns second double figure scorer with 11 points. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys. .I liked how we competed, particularly in the first half, Penn coach Steve Donahue said. We got very casual during that stretch with the ball that they made that big run put it up by 20. But besides that I thought we competed.STARTER SIDELINED: Miami sophomore center Ebuka Izundu sat out Saturdays game because of a sprain to his lower left extremity he suffered in Miamis victory over North Florida on Wednesday. Larranaga said he will know better on Izundus status Monday.ROOKIE CONTRIBUTIONS: Huell and Valsijevic continue to contribute offensively. The freshmen have scored in double figures in Miamis first three games.BIG PICTUREMiami: junior guard Rashad Muhammad served the final game of his three-game suspension because of a violation of team rules. Muhammad played his first two seasons at San Jose State and sat out the 2015-16 season in compliance with transfer rules.Penn: the Quakers are 65-95 all-time against ACC schools. Saturdays game was Penns first against a school from the conference since its 85-55 loss against Duke on January 1, 2012. The Quakers last victory against an ACC opponent was their 79-74 victory over Georgia Tech November 19, 2001.UP NEXTMiami: the Hurricanes will face Stanford in the first round of the AdvoCare Invitational Thanksgiving Day in Orlando. Tip-off is at 2:30 p.m. Miami and Stanford previously met in the 2015 NIT Championship, which the Cardinal won, 66-64, in overtime.Penn: the Quakers continue their heavy early-season road schedule against Central Connecticut State Tuesday night. 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