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WINNIPEG -- Jennifer Jones was surprised twice at Wednesdays Canadian Olympic curling trials. Jordan 12 Cheap Real . First, the veteran Winnipeg skip watched as defending Canadian champion Rachel Homans last rock draw attempt was heavy, giving Jones a steal in the 10th end and 7-6 victory. The win put the four-time Canadian champion in sole possession of first place with a 5-1 record. What Jones didnt know was the win also gave her a bye into Saturday nights final, where the winner will represent Canada at next years Olympics in Sochi, Russia. "Are we? Are we in the final?" Jones asked after a reporter told her she was a game away from the Olympics. When the answer was yes, the usually cool skip was thrilled. "Oh, I had no idea. Yah. Thats awesome," Jones said, clapping her hands. Jones, whos making her third attempt at playing in an Olympics, is supported by third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer, lead Dawn McEwen and alternate Kirsten Wall. Fellow Winnipegger Chelsea Carey also had the 7,343 fans at MTS Centre cheering as she grabbed second place (4-2) after defeating Val Sweeting of Edmonton 6-4. Ottawas Homan, Sweeting, Ontarios Sherry Middaugh and Heather Nodohin from Edmonton share third with 3-3 records. Middaugh beat Renee Sonneberg 7-6, dropping the Grande Prairie, Alta., skip to 1-5. The second- and third-place finishers will play the semifinal Friday night for the chance to face Jones. Homan and Jones met in this years Scotties Tournament of Hearts final and it looked like Homan was going to take the Trials re-match. Jones was leading 3-1 after the fourth end, but Homan scored three to go ahead 4-3 at the break and then stole a point in the sixth after Jones missed a double takeout. But Jones, the 2008 world champion, bounced back in the seventh end, drawing right onto the button for two and a 5-5 tie. With Homan leading 6-5 in the ninth and Jones with the hammer, the veteran was forced to draw for one and give Homan the hammer. However, Homan was heavy with her shot and Jones counted the one for the victory. "We did everything we could. We anticipated the fudge (slow ice) and it just wasnt there," Homan said. "Im really proud of my team. We had a heck of a game and we deserved that win, but thats all right, they got away with one and well get them back." Air Jordan 12 Retro NZ . Already owning gold from competition in Vancouver in 2010, Loch posted a combined four-run time of 3:27.526. That included a track-record third run of 51. Air Jordan Retro 12 Wholesale . They find themselves trying to knock each other out in the Western Conference finals for the second straight year. The Blackhawks prevailed last year on their way to the Stanley Cup, and they have the early lead this time after taking the opener, 3-1. http://www.airjordan12nz.com/ .ca. The NHL Play of the Year showdown kicks off with some slick moves going head-to-head with a combination of soft hands and endless patience.SAN DIEGO - When baseball officials last gathered in San Diego for the winter meetings, the session took place at the Town and Country Resort in Mission Valley. No free agents reached agreements and players claimed collusion, which led to the first of three grievances against owners and eventually a $280 million settlement.The annual get-together is back, this time in downtown San Diego at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, and the average salary has soared from $372,000 to about $3.5 million. But one thing hasnt changed: The Kansas City Royals are defending AL champions.Since then, offence has boomed with the Steroids Era and then gone bust in a new Age of the Pitcher. With offence at a premium, teams have pursued hitters with greater urgency this off-season, leaving pitchers Max Scherzer, Jon Lester, James Shields and David Robertson still searching for deals.Its been interesting that the markets moved a lot quicker on the bats, both trades and free agents, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. Most of the major, bigger-name guys that have been moved so far, whether its the free-agent market or the trade market, have been offensive players. I think thats a little reflective of the marketplace, there arent as many offensive players out there, the offensive environment in the game.Since the end of the World Series, third baseman Pablo Sandoval has left the champion Giants for a $95 million, five-year contract with Boston, which also signed Hanley Ramirez for $88 million over four years and plans to shift him from shortstop to left field.Toronto signed catcher Russell Martin for $82 million over five years, Detroit kept designated hitter Victor Martinez for $64 million over four years and Seattle added DH Nelson Cruz for $57 million over four years.Atlanta, retooling under new president of baseball operations John Hart, traded Jason Heyward to St. Louis and replaced him in right field by signing Nick Markakis. Oakland dealt All-Star Josh Donaldson to Toronto for Brett Lawrie in a swap of third basemen.Things can happen quickly here, just because of the proximity of everyone in the same hotel and the availability of everybodys staff, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. Cheap Jordan 12 NZ. But at the same time, if you look at the free-agent market, not a lot has happened on the pitching side, so some of that activity may have to take place before were able to really have serious discussions with anyone on a possible trade.Among those thought to be available on the trade market are Dodgers outfielders Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier; Boston outfielder Yoenis Cespedes; Mets pitchers Dillon Gee, Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon; Washington pitchers Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister; Detroit pitchers David Price and Rick Porcello; Philadelphia pitcher Cole Hamels; Oakland pitcher Jeff Samardzija; Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki; White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez; and Atlanta outfielder Justin Upton.And among free-agent hitters, Chase Headley, Melky Cabrera, Michael Morse and Kendrys Morales remain unsigned.The four teams chasing the Giants in the NL West all have changed their top baseball front-office person since last years meetings, with Tony La Russa taking over at the Diamondbacks, Andrew Friedman with the Dodgers, A. J. Preller with the Padres and Jeff Bridich with the Rockies. Matt Silverman replaced Friedman with the Rays.Baseball set up for big doings, even though many winter meetings in recent years often lacked announcements and instead favoured agreements announced after teams get home. The press room sprawls across a ballroom with 164 tan chairs spaced before a dais and 300 adjacent work spaces across 25 rows. There are separate areas curtained off for MLB.com (56 work spaces) and radio (38).As the meetings open Monday, the Hall of Fame Golden Era Committee will announce whether it has elected any of 10 candidates: Gil Hodges, Luis Tiant, Maury Wills, Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva, Billy Pierce and Bob Howsam. The group considers players and executives whose most significant impact was from 1947-72.NOTES: Next years meetings are back in Nashville, Tennessee, and the 2016 session is set for Washington, D.C. — the first there since 1958.___AP Sports Writer Stephen Hawkins contributed to this report. China NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Online Stitched Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Outlet College Jerseys For Sale Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys For Sale Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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