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MINSK, Belarus -- Alain Vigneault is back in the conference final with the New York Rangers, and at least one of his former Vancouver players couldnt be happier. "For Alain, Im happy for him that he got back there so quickly," Canucks defenceman and Team Canada captain Kevin Bieksa said. "Hes a good coach and hes obviously been there before and he took us there. We had a lot of really good years together. Absolutely were cheering for him and hope they do well." Bieksa is one of a handful of Vigneaults former players casually following his playoff run from afar at the world hockey championship, three years after the Canucks came one victory short of the franchises first Stanley Cup. After beating the Montreal Canadiens twice at Bell Centre, Vigneault and the Rangers are two victories away from making the final. Joining Bieksa on Team Canada are Canucks teammates Jason Garrison and Alex Burrows. Garrison only played one season under Vigneault, and so he doesnt have as deep a connection to him as those on the 2011 Cup final team. Unlike Bieksa, Garrison isnt necessarily cheering for Vigneault and the Rangers. "Its tough to root for success on another team, thats for sure," Garrison said. "Its notable, kind of the season hes having and the playoffs that hes having. ... But thats about it. Other than that, if anything, youre jealous." Its natural for former Canucks to feel a little jealous, considering they missed the playoffs under former Rangers coach John Tortorella in a season that cost him and general manager Mike Gillis their jobs. If they were still playing, Bieksa, Garrison, Burrows, Denmarks Jannik Hansen and Niclas Jensen, Switzerlands Yannick Weber and Swedens Joacim Eriksson wouldnt be in Minsk. Among them, only Bieksa, Burrows, Garrison and Hansen played for Vigneault. Even though things went sour in 2013, Garrison doesnt have anything bad to say about how the 53-year-old Quebec City native handled a veteran Vancouver team. "Guys respected him and he respected the players," Garrison said. "He was a good person, and I had no complaints at all." Bieksa played for Vigneault for seven seasons during which the Canucks went to the playoffs all but one year. The 32-year-old doesnt share Garrisons tinge of competitive jealousy. "Its a different team, a different conference," Bieksa said. "I dont really have jealousy. It would be different if it were, like, a good friend or a former teammate." The Rangers have only one of those in Raphael Diaz, who played just six games in Vancouver. Black Air Jordan 5 Retro .com) - Mikko Korhonen carded a 5-under 67 on Thursday to claim medalist honors at the European Tours Final Qualifying Stage tournament. Red Air Jordan 5 Retro .J. -- The New York Jets have promoted Tony Sparano Jr. http://www.cheapairjordan5retro.com/ . Mauer struck out to end the inning, with a runner on third base in the seventh on Wednesday and the Twins trailing 1-0. Everybody does this, of course, in a sport with a 30 per cent success rate at the plate long proven to be a benchmark of excellence. Womens Air Jordan 5 Retro .C. -- Glenn Howard needed an extra end to move into the Masters Grand Slam of Curling final. Wholesale Air Jordan 5 Retro . Despite 11-1 records, theyre out and Big Ten winner Ohio State is into the national semifinals.INDIANAPOLIS - Andrew Luck hears the instructions every week.Avoid turnovers.Get the ball to his cast of playmakers.Win at home.Its been a proven plan for years in the NFL, and now, after blowing a 14-point second-half lead in their home opener two weeks ago, the Colts franchise quarterback knows his team cannot afford another misstep on its home turf. Especially against a division rival.You have to win your home games and protect that turf, Luck said. We take that to heart and we know we need to get back on the right track.Indy (1-2) took one step last week by beating up on winless Jacksonville to snap the first two-game losing streak of Lucks career.Now comes reeling Tennessee (1-2), which is 0-6 at Lucas Oil Stadium.On paper, Sundays game looks as if its two teams going in opposite directions.Luck seems to be getting in sync, having reduced his interception total in each of the first three weeks while taking the league lead in touchdown passes (nine).The Colts ground game has provided balance, the makeshift offensive line is playing with more cohesiveness, they are coming off their first turnover-free game of the season. And a defence that limited Peyton Manning to seven second-half points and Philadelphia to six first-half points put together its most complete game against the Jaguars.The Titans defence, meanwhile, has allowed 59 points in two straight losses after opening the season with a win over Kansas City.Things arent about to get any easier.For the second straight week, Tennessee faces a defending division champ on the road, this time potentially without starting quarterback Jake Locker who injured the wrist on his throwing arm.But coach Ken Whisenhunt is more concerned with making corrections.I think we need to cut penalties out. Weve had way too many of those, Whisenhunt said when asked about fixing the defence. Weve got to play better, as far as some of the technique things that were doing to try and keep teams from having sustained drives on us.The Colts will try to get back to the basics of Chuck Paganos hometown plan.Weve got to stack wins together, Luck said. We dug ourselves a bit of a hole with those ffirst two weeks, but I think were on the right track.dddddddddddd Hopefully, we can keep this momentum going.Here are some other things to watch Sunday.THE LOCKER ROOM: Whisenhunt and Titans doctors will closely monitor Lockers health before making a decision. Locker completes 56.4 per cent of his passes and is tied for the league high in interceptions (four). If he doesnt play, longtime journeyman but little-used Charlie Whitehurst would likely make his fifth career start. Whitehurst hasnt thrown a pass since 2011 and has a career completion rate of 54.2 and more interceptions (four) than touchdowns (three).DIVISION CHASE: Sure, its early, but the Colts are already in the midst of a key four-week stretch with three games against AFC South foes. A sweep would allow the Colts to take control of the division race. And it could happen. Indy has won eight straight over division opponents, the longest active streak in the league. Against Tennessee, the Colts have been even better a€” winning five straight and 10 of the past 11.SLOW STARTS: A year ago, Indy had to perpetually dig itself out of slow starts. Now, its the Titans turn. Tennessee has been outscored 16-0 and 19-0 in the first half of its past two games, and if the Titans fall behind early again Sunday, it will only compound the potential problems for a team that wont be at full strength a€” with or without Locker.GROUND CHUCK: Pagano has the one-two punch in the ground game. Ahmad Bradshaw is healthy, running hard and catching passes. Trent Richardson has shown steady improvement. The combination has allowed Indy to rush for 313 yards over the past two weeks. Tennessees struggling run defence must find a way to slow down the suddenly efficient Colts.WAYNES MILESTONES: Reggie Wayne could turn this weeks game into another personal showcase. He needs three receptions to pass Isaac Bruce for seventh on the NFLs career list, 24 yards receiving to pass Henry Ellard for No. 10 all time. A three-catch day would extend Waynes NFL record to 75 straight games, and it could all come in his 200th game.___AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Cheap Jerseys China NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount Basketball Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Baseball Jerseys Free Shipping Cheapest College Jerseys Sale Cheap Football Jerseys China Nike NFL Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys From China MLB Jerseys Outlet Canada Wholesale NBA Jerseys Canada Store Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap Authentic Jerseys Canada ' ' '

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