PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. Eddie Johnson Jersey . - Major League Baseball owners gathered Wednesday for their annual January meeting in the desert with one big item on the agenda — honouring Bud Selig in his final gathering with them as commissioner.About 250 people were expected at a dinner in his honour Wednesday night, held in a huge tent set up on the grounds of The Sanctuary resort on the south slopes of Camelback Mountain. A series of speakers were lined up to praise Selig, who at age 80 will end his 22-plus years in charge of the game when he is succeeded by Rob Manfred on Jan. 25.Among those speaking was former Sen. George Mitchell, who at Seligs request headed the independent investigation into the use by players of performance-enhancing drugs.Seligs daughter, Wendy, also spoke and Hall of Famer Hank Aaron introduced the commissioner.Hes been great for our game in growing the game, said Joe Torre, the longtime player and manager who now works for Selig as executive vice-president of baseball operations, just for his love of the sport and his respect for the sport.New York Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said there are three main parts to the legacy of Selig, who will become commissioner emeritus.He wasnt a small-market guy, not a big-market guy, Steinbrenner said. He did what he thought was best for baseball. Sometime that went a particular owners way, and sometimes it went against a particular owner.Steinbrenner mentioned two of Seligs major accomplishments.I think the drug policies have come a long way under him, Steinbrenner said. We have one of the best in the business now. And I think another thing youve got to look at is, when you run a company that deals with a union and for 20 years you dont have a work stoppage, thats a significant accomplishment. And I think thats going to be a big part of his legacy, the relative labour peace that weve had.Selig walked through the resort from a meeting room on Tuesday but did not stop to talk to reporters.Torre said he was 16 years old when he first met Selig, who owned a car dealership and had provided a car for Torres older brother, Frank, who played at the time for the Milwaukee Braves. Joe Torre said he bought his first car from Seligs company in 1960.Selig became a part-owner of the Braves but sold his interest when the team moved to Atlanta.Probably the toughest time in our relationship was me as a young kid, at 24 and 25, Torre said, when we were moving to Atlanta and had to stay (in Milwaukee) for the 65 season.Selig, Torre said, was bitter and unhappy but through the years maintained a relationship with stars of that team.Then it was no surprise when the (Seattle) Pilots relocated there, because he was determined to do that.The Pilots were awarded to Selig and his investors in bankruptcy court just before the 1970 season and the team was renamed the Brewers.Selig was still the Brewers principal owner when he helped lead the group that forced Commissioner Fay Vincents resignation in 1992. Selig was voted chairman of the executive council, becoming baseballs top official, and repeatedly said he wouldnt become commissioner. When he was elected commissioner in 1998, he transferred control of the team to daughter Wendy Selig-Prieb. Seligs family sold the Brewers to Mark Attanasio in 2005.When Selig first took over MLB, Torre thought hed have an inside track with the boss.My first World Series in 96 we got rained out the first game, so it eliminated the day off, Torre said, recalling when he managed the Yankees against Atlanta. I remember we started on a Sunday and a Monday and then I called him. I said Its not fair we dont get a day off. ... He told me sorry. Damian Jones Jersey . Rooneys latest piece of football genius lost in the furore which now stalks David Moyes, and the man who gave the Manchester United striker his start as a 16-year old at Goodison Park back in 2002. Clyde Lovellette Jersey . Hes had three top-10 results this season and feels ready to put it all together and finally hoist a trophy at the top level.VILLARREAL, Spain - Villarreal says it has reached the framework of a transfer deal to send Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista to Arsenal.The Spanish club also says it will receive forward Joel Campbell on loan from Arsenal until the end of the season.It says on its club website: With a few details still to decide for the contract that will be formalized on Monday, Villarreal and Arsenal have rreached a deal to transfer Brazilian defender Gabriel Armando de Abreu. Christian Laettner Jersey. .The 24-year-old centre back played 50 matches in a season and a half for Villarreal.Arsenal has been caught short defensively this season because of injuries, and Paulista will provide cover - and competition - for Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker, the only genuine centre backs in the squad. ' ' '
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The Winnipeg Jets begin a two game California road trip against the Anaheim Ducks tonight. Air Jordan 24 Sale . Following Saturdays 3-2 overtime win against Edmonton, Winnipeg has won three straight games since the arrival of Head Coach Paul Maurice.? A win tonight would tie the Jets season high of four straight wins set in mid-November against Nashville, San Jose, Detroit and Philadelphia. The (22-23-5) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 49 points. They trail Vancouver and Minnesota by 10 points for a Western Conference Wild Card playoff spot. Ondrej Pavelec (14-19-4, 3.02, .899, 1 SO) will start his sixth straight game in goal. Evander Kane returns to action after missing the last four games due to an infection in his hand. Jets Projected Lines: Ladd-Little-Frolik Kane-Scheifele-Wheeler Setoguchi-Jokinen-Byfuglien Thorburn-ODell-Peluso Enstrom-Bogosian Trouba-Stuart Pardy-Ellerby Jacob Trouba has scored three goals in his last two games. Mark Scheifele has scored in back to back games. Bryan Little is on a four game point streak which includes two goals and four assists. Blake Wheeler has? one goal and four assists in his last three games. Anaheim is coming off a 3-2 win in St. Louis Saturday.? They have won nine of their last 10 games. The Ducks are on a 10-game winning streak at the Honda Center and have yet to lose in regulation time on home ice this season.? Their record is 20-0-2. The (37-9-5) Ducks are first in the Pacific Division with 79 points. They lead second place San Jose by nine points. Jonas Hiller (23-5-4, 2.37, .914, 3 SO) will start in goal.? His 14 game personal winning streak ended Saturday in St. Louis. Ducks Projected Lines: Beleskey-Getzlaf-Perry Palmieri-Bonino-Silfverberg Winnik-Koivu-Cogliano Maroon-Perrault-Selanne Beauchemin-Lindholm Fowler-Lovejoy Fistric-Allen Ryan Getzlaf has scored in back-to-back games and also has three assists in his last three games. Corey Perry has two goals and four assists in his last three games. This is the second of three games between these teams this season.? Andrew Ladd had both Jet goals October 6th at MTS Centre as Winnipeg lost 3-2 to Anaheim. Following tonights game, the Jets fly to San Jose and play the Sharks Thursday night (9:30ct on TSN 1290 and TSN Jets). Air Jordan 14 Sale . "We cannot stay the same way the whole season long," said Reyes. "This is not acceptable. Something needs to change because were a better team than what were showing right now. Its a long season and we just need to continue to push." Its been a frustrating week for the ballclub. Nike Juvenate Sale . He made that dream a reality Wednesday night. Olt, who grew up in Branford, Connecticut, attended UConn and made a nearly 2 1-2 hour trek to Boston a handful of times to watch the Red Sox, belted a two-run homer, one of four hit by Cubs in a 16-9 rout that completed a three-game interleague series sweep.LONDON - James Rodriguez held off Cristiano Ronaldo to take the top spot in the Associated Press global football 10 poll on Tuesday.Rodriguez scored twice in Real Madrids 4-0 win over Granada, a result that kept Madrid at the top of the team vote.For the second straight week, Ronaldo is the runner-up to one of his Madrid teammates, despite scoring his 22nd goal of the season. Last weeks winner, Karim Benzema, also scored in Madrids victory but dropped to fifth.Aurelio Capaldi of RAI Sport in Italy praised Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti for getting the best out of Rodriguez so quickly.Ancelotti is probably living the best time of his coaching career: 11 wins in a row is an amazing result and the way hes making things work after Real Madrid sold Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso is impressive, Capaldi said. This also explains why Rodriguez, who is scoring fabulous goals, already fits well in the team.Bayern Munichs 2-1 comeback win over Borussia Dortmund, which extended its unbeaten start to the season in all competitions and pushed Dortmund into the relegation zone, put it second in the team vote.Arjen Robben scored the winner for Munich from the penalty spot in the 85th minute and is 10th in the player rankings.Manchester City is third in the team vote after a 1-0 win over Manchester United, where Argentina striker Sergio Aguero scored a second-half winner.Aguero was third in the player vote, and Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal was a place behind after scoring twice in Arsenals 3-0 win over Burnley. Air Jordan 7 Sale . It was the second straight league game in which Sanchez scored twice for Arsenal.Sanchez to Arsenal will be one of the best signings of the European season, Leonardo Bertozzi of ESPN Brazil said. No other player has scored seven goals in the first nine games of the Premier League under the command of Arsene Wenger.One of the surprise results of the weekend was in the Spanish league, where Celta Vigo beat Barcelona 1-0 at the Camp Nou.Celta Vigo is the story, Tito Puccetti of ESPN Argentina said. It won again against Barcelona, something it has not managed to do since the 1941-42 season.Chelsea beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 at Stamford Bridge to maintain its four-point lead at the top of the Premier League and is fifth this week. Spanish champion Atletico Madrid is one behind after beating Cordoba 4-2.Antoine Griezmann scored Atleticos first two goals and is sixth in the player vote.___AP Global Football 10:Players1. James Rodriguez, 105.2. Cristiano Ronaldo, 94.3. Sergio Aguero, 70.4. Alexis Sanchez, 62.5. Karim Benzema, 60.6. Antoine Griezmann, 46.7. Gonzalo Higuain, 33.(tie) Victor Wanyama, 33.9. Oscar, 31.10. Arjen Robben, 28.___Teams1. Real Madrid, 111 points.2. Bayern Munich, 102.3. Manchester City, 79.4. Celta Vigo, 65.5. Chelsea, 62.6. Atletico Madrid, 51.7. Napoli, 44.8. Juventus, 37.9. Southampton, 36.10. Arsenal, 35. ' ' '