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ATZENBRUGG, Austria - Defending champion Joost Luiten aims to become the first Dutch golfer to retain a title on the European Tour after taking a two-stroke lead over home crowd favourite Bernd Wiesberger going into the final day of the Lyoness Open. Luiten carded seven birdies and dropped one stroke on Saturday to shoot a 6-under 66 and go 11 under for the tournament. Wiesberger, who won the event in 2012, also had a round of 66. "I am in the position where I want to be," Luiten said.
Former Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma is one of six finalists for the Florida Panthers head coaching vacancy. Panthers general manager Dale Tallon confirmed the list of finalists to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger at the general manger meetings in New York on Wednesday. The other leading candidates are Ron Wilson, Canadiens assistant Gerard Gallant, Red Wings assistants Bill Peters and Tom Renney as well as former Dallas Stars head coach Marc Crawford. The Panthers fired interim coach Peter Horachek in April after Florida went 26-36-4 under him this past season.
Reggie Abercrombie saw a hanging slider, got the barrel of the bat on the baseball and then raised his finger to the sky. The Winnipeg Goldeyes (10-5) veteran slugger had delivered a monster two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth that gave the Fish a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the visiting Lincoln Saltdogs (6-9). "He kind of got a slider up and I got the barrel on it," said Abercrombie after the game. "Hes a good pitcher, but he made a mistake. You dont plan on this kind of thing happening, but when it happens, its sort of the reason you play baseball.
Almost 40 years to the day since playing their first ever match against San Jose Earthquakes, the Vancouver Whitecaps will face the Quakes once again on Saturday, as the club celebrates its 40th anniversary. But amidst the celebrations, its important the Whitecaps return to winning ways in Major League Soccer against an Earthquakes team that is below them in the Western Conference standings.
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Former FCS standouts are among the players who will participate in the College Gridiron Showcase on Jan. 31 at the University of Texas at Arlingtons Maverick Stadium. The all-star game is for seniors from all college football divisions. The Desperados roster, to be coached by former University of Oklahoma running back Marcus Dupree, includes three quarterbacks from FCS programs, Bryan Bennett of Southeastern Louisiana, Quinn Epperly of Princeton and Jerry Lovelocke of Prairie View A&M.
SAN DIEGO - The Dodgers acquired second baseman Howie Kendrick from the Los Angeles Angels and were working to obtain shortstop Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies in a remake of their middle infield.In a flurry of moves late Wednesday, the Dodgers dealt All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon, right-hander Dan Haren, infielder Miguel Rojas and a player to be named or cash to the Miami Marlins as part of a seven-player trade for left-hander Andrew Heaney, right-hander Chris Hatcher, infielder Kike Hernandez and catcher Austin Barnes.The Dodgers then sent Heaney, considered one of baseballs
Indianapolis, IN - Tight end Dallas Clark officially retired as an Indianapolis Colt during an emotional news conference at the teams facility Wednesday. "Dallas is such a great football player who elevated the horseshoe to another level when he came in," Colts owner Jim Irsay said. Clark spent nine of his 11 professional seasons with the Colts. He was a key part of two AFC champion teams with Indianapolis in the 2000s. "My wife told me to keep it lighthearted. I just dont know how to do that because this place and these fans and everyone here mean so much to me," Clark said.
ST. LOUIS -- Rookie Kolten Wong gave the St. Louis Cardinals their second straight game-winning ninth-inning home run, connecting off Ernesto Frieri with two outs for a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. Frieri (1-1) got two routine outs before Wong, batting eighth, hit his third homer on a full count. The drive over the right-field wall, which was estimated at 420 feet, was the first game-winning homer of Wongs career and it came a night after Matt Adams hit his first winner off Justin Wilson in a 2-0 victory.
Canadas Dominique Maltais won the silver medal in the Olympic womens snowboard cross event in Sochi on Sunday. Its the second Olympic podium for Maltais, a native of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Que., who was the bronze medallist at the 2006 Turin Olympics. "In the final I just wanted to go full on," said Maltais. "Today was my day. Im so so happy its done and I made it and I finished on the podium." In 2010, Maltais crashed during her final Olympic training run, failed to advance past the elimination stage and finished in 20th place.
Wojtek Wolski, now playing for the Torpedos of the KHL, channeled his inner Tracy McGrady yesterday and scored a ridiculous 3 goals in 1:46! Torpedo was down by one to start the 2nd period over Siber, when Wolski completely took over and put them up by 2 by the 17:30 mark. Wojtek Wolski, now playing for #Torpedo, just scored a natural hat-trick in 1 min 46 sec, setting up new #KHL record— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) October 6, 2014 Wolski has always been known to have unbelievable hands, but just could never put it all together in the NHL. Check out those sick hands in action at Avalanche camp.