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Each week, The Reporters put their thumbs out to the good and the bad in the world of sports. This week they discuss Johnny Manziel, late-night fans at the US Open, UFC president Dana White and the upcoming International Olympic Committee meetings. Bruce Arthur, National Post: My thumb is up to Johnny Manziel, the Heisman-winning, Texas A&M quarterbacking, moneyed-family, hell-raising ball of fire who had to sit out of the first half of Saturdays win over Rice. It was punishment for allegedly signed autographs for cash, something which is only illegal for celebrities in the NCAA. The NCAA couldnt or wouldnt prove it, but decided a half of football would learn him. It was a ridiculous penalty, and one Manziel appeared to mock by pretending to refuse an autograph to a Rice defender just before his first touchdown pass. So why thumbs up? Because Johnny Football keeps getting more famous, and as he does, he is putting the lie to the NCAAs rules so easily. And hes making it so much fun. Steve Simmons, Sun Media: My thumb is up to the late-night fans at the US Open, who grab this tennis tournament and take it to another level. Where else do you see matches starting at 11pm et or Midnight and a crowd hanging in to the end, not leaving early, wanting to see the last of James Blake, or just another match with Serena Williams or Roger Federer as we saw the last few nights. Ive been fortunate enough to get to sporting events all over the world but for me, theres nothing quite like the US Open with its late nights and crowd participation in the city that never sleeps. Michael Farber, Sports Illustrated: My thumb is down to UFC president Dana White for a lack of curiosity. White said this week he wants to take his cartoonish brand of martial arts to Russia. When asked about Russias new anti-gay legislation and the furor surrounding it regarding the Sochi Olympics, White said, "No, I know nothing about it." Unless you were vacationing on Mars, this was a tough story to miss. Newspapers, television networks, Twitterverse, even people who comment on sports were talking about it. Maybe you wont let Russian law stand in the way of a buck, but pay attention. Dave Hodge, TSN: My thumb is down to any mention of the true spirit of amateur sport when the International Olympic Committee meets next week in Buenos Aires to choose a new president and a host city for 2020. Let me read from an Associated Press story that previewed this IOC session: "Prime ministers, royalty, sports stars and celebrities will be part of an election extravaganza that will have the flavour of a political carnival, replete with last-minute campaigning, backstage vote-chasing and round-the-clock lobbying by spin doctors, consultants and strategists." The important thing is not to take part, but to win. Tiago Mendes Jersey . 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Eduardo Jersey .com) - The Oakland Athletics needed to rely on a lot of young pitchers to win an American League West title this season. Beto Jersey . Orlandos Glen Davis tried to get in the way, only to be driven back into the padding under the basket as the Pelicans forward slammed home a windmill jam.ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Ryan Suter had a career-best performance, and the Minnesota Wild made NHL history -- all part of one impressive comeback Saturday night. Suter had Minnesotas first three-goal game by a defenceman, helping the Wild rally for a 5-3 win over Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. Minnesota earned its second straight win despite being outshot 30-11, becoming the first team since the NHL officially began tracking shots on goal in 1973-74 to score five goals on fewer than 12 shots, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Suter completed his first career hat trick with the biggest goal of the game, putting the Wild ahead 5-3 seconds after Minnesota had killed off an opportunity for Washingtons power-play unit, which ranks No. 2 in the NHL. Suter jumped into the play straight out of the penalty box to create a 2-on-1 with Clayton Stoner, and then beat Braden Holtby from the left faceoff circle with 12:23 to play in the third. "I came out of the box and saw some of their guys were changing there and Stony made a great play getting the puck over," Suter said. "I was hoping he was going to pass. I was just hoping I didnt miss the net." Minnesota shut out Ovechkin, the NHLs leading goal scorer with 31. Ovechkin hit the post in the final minute as the Capitals tried to rally from a two-goal deficit. Mike Green had two goals and Marcus Johansson also scored for the Capitals, who are 1-3-3 in their last seven games. "Were going through a lousy stretch right now where were playing some good hockey and getting some lousy results," Capitals coach Adam Oates said. "Eleven shots (allowed) on the road should be good enough. But its not, so we need to find a way to play just a little bit better." Washington controlled the action early on, outshooting Minnesota 11-1 in the first and taking a 2-0 lead with two goals in a 13-second span midway through the period. Johansson pushed a rebound past Minnesota goalie Niklas Backstrom for a power-play goal. Then off the ensuing faceoff, Jason Chimera picked up a loose puck at the Minnesota blue line and passed to Green, who made a move around Minnesotas Matt Cooke and beat Backstrom with a wrist shot from the top of the right faceoff circle. "The first period, I really dont think we couldve scripted that any better," Capitals centre Brooks Laich said. "Two-nothing lead, they havve one shot, theyre not in our zone, theyre getting booed off the ice after 20 minutes by their own fans on a Saturday night.dddddddddddd. Were in total control of that game." But the Wild rallied in the second, thanks to a couple of ill-timed penalties by the Capitals. Suter scored twice on the same power play after the Capitals took two minors in four seconds. He tied the game on a wrist shot from between the circles with the Wild on a 5-on-3 advantage. He then gave Minnesota the lead 42 seconds later when his shot from the same spot on the ice slipped past a screened Holtby, erasing the sour taste left by the games first 20 minutes. "Yeah, first period was terrible," Suter said. "(We) didnt have a lot of energy. We came in here, got yelled at, and went out and played the way we needed to play. (Dany Heatley) did a good job on those two power-play goals. He was in front of the goalie and he couldnt even see the puck. The little things are making the difference." Green caught a break with an odd bounce for his second goal of the night, tying it at 3. Off a faceoff, he flipped the puck off the end boards, but it caromed off Backstroms left skate and into the net. Jason Zucker tied it three minutes later with another power-play goal after a second Washington penalty for delay of game when Mikhail Grabovski shot the puck into the crowd. "Putting it in the stands - we talk about details all the time and we get two of them tonight and they score on both of them," Oates said. "Its just frustrating in general, for all of us." Minnesota snapped a franchise-record six-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over Buffalo on Thursday. Now it heads West for a road trip with a little momentum after the victory over the Caps. "When you have that consistency in your game, thats when you get consistent results, and so thats our challenge now," Wild coach Mike Yeo said. "We have to come into our next game and we have to be determined to be better than we were tonight." NOTES: Ovechkins assist in the first-period was the 376th of his career, passing Dale Hunter for third place on the Capitals franchise list. ... The Wild put D Jared Spurgeon on the IR with a lower-body injury and recalled RW Brett Bulmer from Iowa of the AHL to replace him on the roster. ... After going 40 games without a goal this year, Suter now has five in his last four games. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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