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ould be getting behind the sport." Stern went further, saying: "I kno
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The Vancouver Canucks were unsuccessful in their first two attempts at handing the Anaheim Ducks a home loss in regulation. The Canucks will get one more chance tonight when they visit the Ducks for the final time this regular season. Anaheim has won its first two meetings with Vancouver in 2013-14 to stretch its overall series winning streak to three in a row, though it was less than a second away from going to a shootout in the most recent encounter on Jan. 5. The Ducks trailed by a goal late in the third period, but Nick Bonino notched a game-tying tally with 1:27 left in regulation before picking up an assist on Corey Perrys game-winner that came with less than a second remaining in overtime for a 4-3 victory. Perry lit the lamp with 0.6 seconds off a pass from Ryan Getzlaf. That victory, which also featured 17 saves from Jonas Hiller, is part of Anaheims current seven-game winning streak that was extended with Sundays 1-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. 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Luongo finished the game, but has missed Vancouvers past four games with an ankle injury suffered on the play. The Canucks Ryan Kesler fought Brown six seconds into the second period, but Brown got the last laugh by scoring the lone goal of the game. Eddie Lack stopped 19 shots in the hard-luck loss. "We get squat for points, but I think we crossed a couple of bridges in what needs to be done," Vancouver head coach John Tortorella said. Vancouver got defenseman Alexander Edler back in the lineup for the first time since Dec. 3 because of a knee injury, while Luongo has been practicing. Lack has been in net for the two previous games with the Ducks this season, going 0-1-1 with a 2.90 GAA. The Canucks final two meetings with Anaheim this regular season will both take place on Vancouver on March 29 and April 7, respectively. Sammy Watkins Womens Jersey . Marie rink got back in the win column at the Olympic mens curling tournament with a 7-4 win over the host Russian squad on Wednesday. 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Theyve had injuries to key players, turned the roster over significantly with an early season trade and had low expectations after a regime change portended a possible tear down and rebuild.LONDON -- While critical of Dennis Rodmans trips to North Korea, incoming NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the former all-star also helped raise awareness of leader Kim Jong Uns "repressive regime." Rodman took a group of retired NBA players to the pariah state this month to play a game as a gift for Kim, a move criticized by some members of the U.S. Congress, human rights groups and the NBA. Rodman, the highest-profile American to meet Kim, has stressed he is not a statesman and is only seeking to build cultural ties between Pyongyang and Washington through basketball. But the 52-year-old Rodman has been denounced for not trying to use his influence with Kim to secure the release of Kenneth Bae, an American missionary with health problems who is being held in North Korea on charges of "anti-state" crimes. Although Rodman has been accused of becoming a public relations tool for North Koreas government, Silver regards the publicity from the trips helping to shine a light on a country with a poor human rights record. "As negative as that trip was in so many ways it also brought attention to a critical issue in North Korea that ... most Americans hadnt focused on at all in terms of a repressive regime," Silver said on Thursday in London ahead of a game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks. At the start of the Jan. 8 game in Pyongyang, Rodman sang "Happy Birthday" to Kim, who was seated at the stadium, and bowed deeply as North Korean players clapped. Silver, who succeeds David Stern as commissioner on Feb. 1, said the NBA persuaded some former players not to participate in the game. "We did talk directly with certain other players who decided not to go," Silver said after appearing at a meeting organized by the Sport Industry Group. "In terms of any damage done to the NBA, we dont think there was any damage done to the NBA ... the fact basketball happens to be very popularr in North Korea I dont think is a negative for our league.dddddddddddd "And it just demonstrates that its not just basketball but all sports bring tremendous opportunities." And, with the Nets owned by Russian businessman Mikhail Prokhorov, the NBA is looking beyond the U.S. for more investment in franchises. Stern said there are discussions with investors from China, Latin America and the Middle East, in particular those in oil-rich United Arab Emirates whose "connection to the governing families is quite close." Efforts to grow the NBA beyond U.S. shores in Britain have been limited, despite Thursdays regular-season game at the O2 Arena being the fourth in four years at the venue. While acknowledging that "football is king" in England, the NBA feels that its efforts to intensify interest have not been matched by a commitment from the government and local groups to promote the game and build facilities. Silver described the club infrastructure as being "not on a par" with other basketball nations. "We would have thought there would have been more growth," Silver said. "For whatever reason basketball hasnt caught on here," he added. "And I think there has been an absence of leadership and we have to fill the vacuum." Having expected a strong basketball legacy from the 2012 London Olympics, the NBA was disappointed the chance was not grasped. "I would say lost opportunity rather than wasted opportunity -- every government has their priorities but given how popular a venue (basketball) was during the Olympics, it should have been the launching pad for additional things happening," Silver said. "There are all kinds of reasons why governments should be getting behind the sport." Stern went further, saying: "I know the debate about physical activity in schools, but if you shut down the gyms you cant have basketball games." cheap jerseys cheap jerseys china cheap jerseys wholesale jerseys wholesale jerseys ' ' '


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