DETROIT -- The Windsor Spitfires defeated the Saginaw Spirit 6-5 on Sunday in the Ontario Hockey Leagues first regular season outdoor game in league history. Bobby Bell Jersey . The two clubs played at Comerica Park as part of the Hockeytown Winter Festival in Detroit and were the first game of a doubleheader, which also had the London Knights face the Plymouth Whalers as a lead up to the NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings. Windsor scored four straight goals in the second period to erase an early two-goal lead held by Saginaw. Ben Johnson, Steven Janes, Brody Milne, Slater Koekkoek, Remy Giftopoulos and Christiano DiGiacinto scored for the Spitfires (23-12-1) and Brady Vail chipped in with three assists. Justin Sefton, Brandon Prophet, Daniel De Sousa, Eric Locke and Jeremiah Addison supplied the scoring for Saginaw (16-16-5) and Kristoff Kontos tacked on two assists. Alex Fotinos started in net for Windsor and gave up two goals on 13 shots in 20 minutes of action. Dalen Kuchmey came in to start the second period and turned away 21-of-23 shots to earn the victory. Nikita Serebryakov made 23 saves for the Spirit. Windsor went 3 for 6 on the power play while Saginaw went 3 for 10. --- WHALERS 2 KNIGHTS 1 (SO) DETROIT, Mich. -- Alex Nedeljkovic made 44 saves, and Francesco Vilardi scored Plymouths second goal of the shootout to give the Whalers their win over London. Plymouths Mathieu Henderson opened the scoring in the outdoor game at Detroits Comerica Park at 1:38 of the third period. Chris Tierney tied it for the Knights (25-7-4) with a power play goal, his 20th of the season, at 17:46. Jake Patterson made 25 saves for London. The Knights were 1 for 4 with the man advantage, while the Whalers (13-20-4) were 0 for 3. Attendance for the OHL outdoor doubleheader was 26,384. --- STORM 5 OTTERS 2 GUELPH, Ont. -- Adam Craievich scored once and set up two more as Guelph downed Erie for its fourth win in a row. Chadd Bauman, Justin Auger, Jason Dickinson and Robby Fabbri also scored for the Storm (26-7-3), who are now just four points behind the Otters for top spot in the Midwest Division. Connor Brown scored both goals for Erie (29-7-1), which is winless in three games for the first time this season. Justin Nichols made 28 saves for Guelph while Devin Williams stopped 31-of-35 shots in a losing cause. --- BULLS 9 FRONTENACS 6 KINGSTON, Ont. -- Remi Elie and Cameron Brace combined for six goals and 13 points as Belleville toppled the Frontenacs. Elie scored three times and added four assists for the Bulls (10-22-4) and Brace had three goals and three assists. Jordan Subban scored once and set up three goals for Belleville while Niki Petti and Stephen Harper had a goal apiece. Samuel Schutt had a pair of goals for Kingston (19-12-4) and Darcy Greenaway, Conor McGlynn, Sam Bennett and Spencer Watson each scored once. Charlie Graham made 31 saves for the Bulls. Matt Mahalak started in net for the Frontenacs but was pulled after allowing four goals on 14 shots in 25 minutes of action. Lucas Peressini took the loss, stopping 15-of-19 shots in relief. --- COLTS 5 STEELEADS 3 MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Erik Bradford had a goal and two assists as Barrie defeated the Steelheads. Andreas Athanasiou, Mitchell Theoret, Liam Maaskant and Jake Dotchin also scored for the Colts (19-14-3) and Andrew Mangiapane had two assists. Mississauga (15-19-4) got goals from Josh Burnside, Bryson Ciafrone and Dylan Smoskowitz. Barries Daniel Gibl made 25 saves for the win as Spencer Martin turned away 29-of-33 shots for the Steelheads. --- GREYHOUNDS 3 WOLVES 1 SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. -- Sergey Tolchinskys power-play goal at 19:58 of the first period stood up as the winner as the Greyhounds snapped Sudburys nine-game win streak. Jean Dupuy opened the scoring for Sault Ste. Marie (25-8-4) early in the first and Patrick Watling added a shorthanded goal midway through the third period. Matthew Campagna put the Wolves (19-10-6) on the board at 8:45 of the first. Matt Murray made 20 saves for the Greyhounds while Sudburys Franky Palazzese turned away 20-of-23 shots in a losing cause. --- ATTACK 3 STING 2 (SO) SARNIA, Ont. -- Sting netminder Taylor Dupuis stopped 42 shots through 65 minutes, but Gemel Smith and Holden Cook beat him in the shootout as Owen Sound edged the Sting. Justin Brack and Kurtis Gabriel scored in regulation for Owen Sound (19-12-6) and Kurtis MacDermid assisted on both. Nikolay Goldobin did all the scoring for Sarnia (12-20-4), which has dropped back-to-back contests. Brandon Hope made 16 saves for the Attack. --- GENERALS 6 67S 3 OSHAWA, Ont. -- Michael Dal Colle scored twice and set up one more and Cole Cassels had three assists as the Generals doubled up Ottawa to end their four-game winless streak. Colin Suellentrop had a goal and two assists for Oshawa (25-10-3) while Stephen Desrocher, Hunter Smith and Will Petschenig each scored once. The 67s (12-20-3) got goals from Ryan Van Stralen, Jospeh Blandisi and John Urbanic. Daniel Altshuller made 26 saves for the Generals as Philippe Trudeau stopped 32-of-38 shots for Ottawa. Patrick Mahomes Jersey . Though the 26-year-old said he was able to participate, coach Dwane Casey kept Johnson out as a precaution. Fred Arbanas Jersey . Head coach Corey Chamblin announced on Monday that Avon Cobourne had been hired as the defending Grey Cup champions new running backs coach. FRANKFURT, Germany -- Arjen Robben scored the opening goal before being taken out on a stretcher with an apparent knee injury Wednesday as title holder Bayern Munich advanced to the German Cup quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory in Augsburg. Also, Bayer Leverkusen edged Freiburg 2-1, Eintracht Frankfurt defeated second-division Sandhausen 4-2 after a hat trick from Joselu and Wolfsburg needed a late goal from Ivica Olic to prevail 2-1 over another second-tier club, Ingolstadt. Robben scored in the fourth minute in Augsburg, off a pass from Mario Mandzukic. His first effort was blocked by goalkeeper Marwin Hitz, but he knocked the loose ball into the net. In the 16th, the match was over for Robben, after a heavy tackle by Hitz. Robben was whistled for offside but Hitz charged into him hard and escaped with a yellow card. Robben was finally taken off the field on a stretcher, bleeding from the right knee. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Thomas Mueller came in for Robben and notched the winner in the 78th with a header after Jerome Boatengs cross following a corner. "Its the Cup, itss normal for such a game to be a bit hard," said Mueller, who had a penalty claim denied. Tyreek Hill Jersey. Bayern laboured to the victory although coach Pep Guardiola used his best available lineup. Franck Ribery came in late in the match for his first appearance since cracking a rib Nov. 15 in a match for France. Leverkusen reached the quarterfinals for the first time in five years by scoring the quickest goal of this seasons competition. Robbie Kruse scored 30 seconds into the match by capitalizing on a dreadful error by Freiburgs defence. The home side pulled level in the 19th through Matthias Ginter, before Emre Can secured Leverkusens victory in the 77th. Olic scored in the 89th for Wolfsburg to beat Ingolstadt. In Frankfurt, the home side got two goals from striker Joselu, one from a 49th-minute penalty. Before Sandhausen struck twice in two minutes to level the score. Sebastian Rohde scored a clumsy own goal to make the visitors level in the 64th minute. But Vaclav Kadlec and Joselu secured the win for the Frankfurt side, which is winless in nine straight Bundesliga games. ' ' '
The legend of Jose Abreu continues to grow, but the enormous early achievements for the rookie have yet to translate into an overall level of success for his Chicago White Sox. Air Force 1 Alte Just Do It . Abreu his and teammates shoot for back-to-back wins for just the second time since June 11 on Saturday as they battle the Toronto Blue Jays in the third of a four-game set. Trying to slow down Abreu for the Jays is rookie hurler Marcus Stroman, a product of Duke. The right-hander, making his first-ever appearance against Chicago, managed to break a minor two-game slide on Monday as he allowed just a single run on three hits, striking out seven, over eight innings against the New York Yankees at home. Stroman has appeared in four day games this season already, but the results have been somewhat hard to swallow, even though he has a record of 1-1 in such games. He is also carrying a lofty 5.65 ERA in those 14 1/3 innings. Chicago, which is alone in last place in the AL Central, has the second- highest team ERA in the league at 4.40 and is the only club yet to register a shutout on the campaign. Conversely, Toronto is second in the AL with 10 shutouts, although the Jays are 11th in overall ERA with a 4.09 mark. Chicagos first baseman posted two more home runs on Friday as the Sox slipped by Toronto in a 5-4 decision. The victory snapped a brief two-game slide for a Chicago club that is 10 games below .500 (16-26) on the road. Abreu, though, now has four multi-homer games through his first 67 contests, becoming the first player since Atlantas Bob Horner in 1978 to achieve such a feat. Abreu is also tied with Torontos Edwin Encarnacion and Nelson Cruz of Baltimore for the Major League lead in home runs with 25. "Im glad hes on my team," said White Sox starter John Danks, who picked up his seventh win of the campaign. "Im glad I dont have to face him." Danks made it through six innings, allowing two runs on five hits, two of those being home runs. A host of relievers handed the game to Jake Petricka who picked up his second save of the season by recording just a pair of outs in the ninth. Former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey was saddled with the loss as he was hammered for four home runs, five runs overall on just five hits. The knuckleballer did strike out nine and walk only one through six innings, but it just wasnt enough. "I felt very good with it, tonight was a very bizarre outing," Dickey said. "I dont know how else to explain it, to give up five hits and four of them being home runs. To walk one guy and strikeout nine and leave the game after six innings giving up five runs, thats a bizarre outing." Encarnacion, who is second in the league in RBI with 65, delivered on his 25th home run, a solo effort, while Colby Rasmus and Dioner Navarro also went deep for a Toronto team which is still holding down first place in the AL East, 1 1/2 games ahead of Baltimore entering play today. After missing almost the entire month of March, Chris Sale is now aiming to come up with his seventh win in eight decisions as he heads to the mound for the White Sox this afternoon. The left-hander pitched on Monday against Baltimore on the road but failed to earn a decision as Chicago was handed a 6-4 loss. Sale made it through just six innings for the second game in a row, permitting a mere two runs as he scattered a season-high 11 hits and struck out three. Now in his fifth season in the majors, Sale has pitched against Toronto four times previously but is still awaiting his first favorable outcome (0-2), although he has been credited with a save in one of those contests. Sf Air Force 1 Mid Nere . - Titans quarterback Jake Locker will miss the rest of the season with a Lisfranc injury to his right foot, leaving Tennessee trying to rally with Ryan Fitzpatrick. Air Force 1 Alte Premium .com) - Mike Conley scored 20 points with five assists to help the Memphis Grizzlies remain unbeaten with a 91-89 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday.LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Jayna Hefford scored the winning goal Friday as Canada survived a scare with a 4-3 win over Sweden at the Four Nations womens hockey tournament. The Swedes looked like they were on their way to an upset when they scored goals 20 seconds apart to take a 3-1 lead early in the second period. But Canada responded and was spared blushes as Natalie Spooner scored two straight goals, setting up Heffords winner. "We really dont feel like we played our game very well today and there was a bit of a struggle throughout," Hefford said. "But sometimes games are like that. You have to grind them out and chip away, and thats how we looked at it." Canada finished the round-robin portion of the tournament with a 3-0 record and advanced to Saturdays final against Finland (2-1), which stunned the United States 3-1. Meghan Agosta-Marciano also scored for Canada, while Shannon Szabados made eight saves on 11 shots. Sweden goaltender Valentina Wallner was outstanding, making 41 saves on 45 shots. Anna Borgqvist, Jenni Asserholt and Lina Backlin scored for Sweden, which finished the tournament 0-3. Canada brrought a younger squad to the Four Nations tournament, leaving several veterans, including talismanic leading scorer Hayley Wickenhiser, off the roster for a rest. Air Force 1 Alte Flax . Coach Dan Church said he welcomes the way the young squad battled through adversity. "Coming out and struggling in the first two periods today wasnt part of our game plan," Church said. "But the response form our group was good in the third period. "The young players have really worked hard over these last three games and that is what you want to see. Leaving some veterans at home is an opportunity for them to step up and play some more minutes and show some leadership." Noora Raty made 58 saves and Karolina Rantamaki and Susanna Tapani scored in a 9-second span in the second period to help Finland defeat the U.S. for the first time in the history of the tournament Megan Bozek had a power-play goal for the U.S. (1-2) in the second period to cut it to 2-1, and Tapani set up Jenni Hiirikoskis goal midway through the third period. Canada beat Finland 3-1 on Tuesday. The U.S. will face Sweden in the third-place game. ' ' '