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Dan Hampton Jersey . - Olympic champion Jennifer Jones rebounded from an earlier loss on Friday to beat fellow Winnipeg native Jill Thurston 6-2 in the evening draw at the Canadian Open curling championship.Jones scored singles from the fourth end on, forcing both teams to stop play after seven ends.Earlier in the day, Scotlands Even Muirhead defeated Jones 8-2 after scoring deuces in the third, fourth and fifth ends.Both Jones and Muirhead will play each other in Saturdays quarter-finals.In the other evening draw, Switzerlands Binia Feltscher edged Nina Roth of the United States 5-4 to advance to the quarters.Earlier in the day, Edmontons Chelsea Carey beat Winnipegs Kristy McDonald 9-7 and Edmontons Heather Nedohin slipped by Feltscher 5-3.On the mens side, Glenn Howard of Penetanguishene, Ont., edged Scotlands David Murdoch to advance to Saturdays C division qualifer.Howard scored three in the first end and held off a late attack from Murdoch for the victory.Calgarys John Morris also advanced to the qualifier in the other mens evening draw with a 7-5 win over Charlottetowns Adam Casey.Earlier in the day, Olympic champion Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., beat St. Johns, N.L., native Brad Gushue 7-3.Jim Cotter of Kelowna/Vernon, B.C., beat Edmontons Brendan Bottcher 8-3 while Saskatoons Steve Laycock downed Torontos John Epping 6-4 in earlier action. Riley Ridley Youth Jersey . The roster changes have been constant and continuous since late last year, but even with their 46-man roster set for the start of the season, the banged-up Bombers will be kicking off Week 1 with a handful of fresh faces and back-ups in the starting lineup. Walter Payton Womens Jersey . Icardi is living with the ex-wife of former teammate Maxi Lopez, and the Sampdoria forward refused to shake Icardis hand before kickoff. Walter Samuel and Rodrigo Palacio also scored for Inter while Lopez had a penalty saved. . Tyrell appeared in seven games with the Lightning this year, he had no points in those appearances. The 24-year-old has seven goals and 17 assists in 132 career NHL games, all coming with the Lightning. He was selected in the second round, 47th overall, of the 2007 draft.TORONTO -- General manager Tim Bezbatchenko has laid out his vision for Toronto FC, with an emphasis on analytics and science off the pitch and developing depth and young talent on it. In a speech Sunday at a barbecue for season ticket-holders at the clubs training centre, Bezbatchenko said the MLS clubs transformation is an ongoing process. But he also suggested that improvements were sorely needed. He said the team, currently seventh in the Eastern Conference with a 9-11-7 record, had drafted poorly in the past and overtrained this season, leading to injuries. The decision to fire manager Ryan Nelsen on Aug. 31 was because the club has vision and values "and we hold people accountable to them," he said. "For whatever reason, the team had stopped playing," he said. "Sometimes you have to make difficult decisions, you have to make bold decisions ... We couldnt wait any longer." The 32-year-old GM said the club has created a department of cognitive science, to help young players "speed of processing" on the pitch among other things. The franchise has also made its scouting department independent of coaches. "That has never happened here before," he said. He said that will help create a regular database and ensure that information or contacts arent lost when a coach leaves. The club is also committed to analytics, he said, with databases set up over the last year. "Now were looking to apply it in the area of cap management, the area of scouting and sports science and nutrition," he said. "Making sure that our players are not susceptible to injury because of overttraining as youve seen this year. Mitchell Trubisky Jersey. " Bezbatchenko said he expected the salary cap to rise US$1 million to $4 million after the next collective bargain agreement, allowing for more player investment. And ay money from players sales will be reinvested, he said. There have been question-marks over the future of star striker Jermain Defoe in recent weeks with the club turning down a franchise-record offer at the closing of the last transfer window. "If we end up selling a player no matter who it is, that money will be invested back into the team for either designated players or a facility or something that will improve the team," Bezbatchenko said. "Thats my commitment to you." The GM pointed to youth development as one of the pillars for the club, saying it is needed to develop a solid core of players. "Its having the talent that can withstand injuries," he said. Toronto players have missed more a combined 80-plus games through injury this season. Bezbatchenko said the club wants to double the number of players that have graduated from its academy over the next three years and double the number of players on the roster that were drafted by the club. Currently the club only has three players it has drafted on it roster from its eight-year history: Daniel Lovitz, Nick Hagglund and Kyle Bekker. "Frankly that is unacceptable," said Bezbatchenko. Bezbatchenko also said the club is committed to improving the BMO Field experience, with stadium renovations including high-end premium areas. The club is looking to add a feeder team in the USL Pro league, he said. ' ' '

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