SALSOMAGGIORE TERME, Italy -- French rider Nacer Bouhanni timed another sprint to perfection to win his third stage in this years Giro dItalia, and Cadel Evans overall lead remained unchanged after Tuesdays 10th leg. Russell Westbrook Jersey . Bouhanni clocked just over 4 hours on the mostly flat 173-kilometre (108-mile) route from Modena to Salsomaggiore Terme. Italian rider Giacomo Nizzolo finished second for his fourth podium finish of this years race and Michael Matthews of Australia was third, both with the same time as Bouhanni. It was the eighth win this year and the 28th career victory for Bouhanni, who rides for the FDJ.fr team. "The speed was very high at the end. I took Nizzolos wheel and was able to pass him," Bouhanni said of his burst to the line. "My goal is the points jersey." With Mark Cavendish skipping the Giro and with Marcel Kitttle having withdrawn after winning the first two individual stages, Bouhanni doesnt have many rivals in the sprints capable of beating him. "Cavendish is Cavendish and Im Bouhanni," the stage winner said when asked who was faster, adding that he stays fit in the off-season by boxing. A crash in the final kilometre involved American sprinter Tyler Farrar. Belgian rider Yannick Eijssen, a teammate of Evans with BMC, was involved in a fall with about 20 kilometres (12 miles) to go and was put on a stretcher and taken away in an ambulance with a brace around his neck. Evans remained 57 seconds ahead of Colombian rival Rigoberto Uran in the overall standings. Stage 11 Wednesday is a 249-kilometre (155-mile) leg from Collecchio to Savona with two minor climbs, including one shortly before the finish. Evans, the 37-year-old Australian who won the 2011 Tour de France, was looking ahead to Thursdays 41.9-kilometre (26-mile) individual time trial from Barbaresco to Barolo, which celebrates two of Italys best-known wines. "I think it suits me better than most of my overall rivals," Evans said. The race ends in Trieste on June 1. Kemba Walker Jersey . Bach, a 59-year-old German lawyer, was elected Tuesday as president of the International Olympic Committee. He succeeds Jacques Rogge, who stepped down after 12 years. Bach, the longtime favourite, defeated five candidates in a secret ballot for the most influential job in international sports, keeping the presidency in European hands. Walter Payton Jersey . -- Houstons All-Star tandem of James Harden and Dwight Howard refused to let the Rockets give in to fatigue.EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Two months ago, Matt Kalil and the rest of the Minnesota Vikings offensive linemen were reeling.The Detroit Lions had just sacked rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater eight times, relentless pressure that also led to three interceptions, while forcing seven punts and limiting the Vikings to three points.The division rematch has arrived this week, and the Vikings are now down three of their five original starters to injuries. That doesnt mean theyre anxious, tough, about having again to block Ziggy Ansah, Ndamukong Suh and the rest of that fierce front four the Lions have.Im not worried about this game at all, Kalil said. I think the guys weve got up there are pretty solid.Ansah has 15 1/2 sacks in 27 career games, 2 1/2 against Kalil and the Vikings on Oct. 12.Ive definitely got my hands full, but their other defensive linemen are pretty good, too, Kalil said.This has been a rough season for the former fourth overall draft pick, taken by the Vikings in 2012 out of USC, but he has started to play a bit better over the second half of the season despite a persistence of costly penalties.The overall protection for Bridgewater has been better, too, as hes learned to deliver the ball more quickly without letting the pass rush alter his throws. Bridgewater has taken a total of 13 sacks over the past six games.Most remarkable about the improvement is that the Vikings have done so with a majority of backups. Kalil and centre John Sullivan are still intact, but Joe Berger is at right guard for Brandon Fusco and Mike Harris is playing right tackle for Phil Loadholt.Both Fusco and Loadholt are on injured reserve with torn pectoral muscles. Left guard Charlie Johnson hurt his anklle in the last game, too, so Vlad Ducasse is in line to replace him against the Lions. Signed Tom Brady Jersey. Ducasse started four games for Fusco before Berger took over there.Its a next-man-up mentality. I know Vlad is going to come in and do a great job for us, Harris said. This is my third game now. The coaches are expecting me to perform at a high level. Just play ball. Thats it.Kalil and offensive co-ordinator Norv Turner, unprompted in separate interviews, each credited offensive line coach Jeff Davidson for his patchwork.Jeffs been doing a great job all year of just throwing guys in random spots, getting them used to playing all different positions, Davidson said.None more than Berger, the veteran now in his 10th NFL season, his fourth with the Vikings. He has been the go-to guy at both guard spots and centre when injuries have come up.Hes kind of the mauler in there, Kalil said.Special teams co-ordinator Mike Priefer, speaking about the lack of touchdowns on kickoff returns this year, mentioned missing Bergers blocking on that unit now that hes a starter on offence.He does get outmanned a little bit at times, but I think he makes up for with having a good understanding of what were trying to do and being in the right position, Turner said.Berger, who played at NCAA Division II Michigan Tech and grew up in the state, will have several family members and friends at Ford Field on Sunday. So this is a special game for him. But hes not letting the Lions become that big of a deal.Theyre a good defensive front. We just need to do what we need to do, take care of ourselves and well be all right, Berger said.___AP NFL websites: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '
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CHICAGO - The Chicago Bulls used a rare lull in the schedule to focus on their defence, and it paid off in the second half against Brooklyn. Dewan Hernandez Jersey .Derrick Rose scored 23 points, and the Bulls pulled away from the Nets for a 105-80 victory on Wednesday night. Chicago held Brooklyn to 29 points on 26.2 per cent shooting (11 for 42) in the final two periods.They came out with a lot of energy. They got us back on our heels, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. I liked the way we responded in the second half.Chicago had six players, including all five starters, score in double figures in its first game since Saturday nights 112-102 loss to Golden State. Jimmy Butler had 18 points, Pau Gasol added 16 points and 16 rebounds, and Mike Dunleavy scored 14 points. Taj Gibson finished with 11 points and 10 boards.The third quarter, we really got into it, said Gibson, who also matched a career high with six blocked shots. We tried to be a dominant team on rebounding, tried to just finish strong.Deron Williams led Brooklyn with 17 points, but the Nets dropped their third straight. Kevin Garnett scored 13 points, and Alan Anderson had 12.They turned up their defence and they put on a block party, Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins said.Garnett left in the fourth quarter because of a left foot injury. The team said X-rays were negative, and Garnett said he was all right.Chicago grabbed control with a 17-3 run in the third quarter.Rose made a 3-pointer, and Gibson had a big dunk before Gasol capped the surge with four straight points, including two foul shots that made it 70-58 with 3:32 to go.It just got worse for injury-riddled Brooklyn in the final period, with Chicago scoring 15 straight points to increase its advantage to 101-73 with 3:17 to go. Butler finished the run with a jumper.Its a work in progress, Garnett said. Weve got to continue to work. It doesnt help that guys are out of the lineup so weve all got to continue to come in here, continue to work, and try to get better.The 25-point margin was the biggest win of the season for Chicago, which also beat Brooklyn 102-84 on Nov. 30. The Bulls had allowed at least 100 points in four of their previous six games, but Rose said the work in practice on Monday and Tuesday helped them turn it around.We did a lot of defensive drills, Rose said. I think he (Thibodeau) was just trying to make us be aggressive while we were out there instead of just holding back and letting them walk wherever they want to go, run wherever they want to go.___MISSINGThe Nets played without forward Mirza Teletovic, who was sidelined by a right hip pointer. Joe Johnson (flu) and Brook Lopez (lower back strain) missed their second straight game, and Andrei Kirilenko was held out because of personal reasons, according to the team.Joakim Noah, the reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and rookie Doug McDermott missed the game for Chicago. Noah has a sprained right ankle, and McDermott has been hampered by a sore right knee.REBOUNDINGThe Bulls outrebounded the Nets 57-44. The 57 rebounds were a season high for Chicago.TIP-INSNets: Brooklyn dropped to 4-6 on the road. It has lost 10 of its last 12 games at the United Center, counting the post-season. ... Garnett had two steals to give him 1,801 for his career. He is the 16th NBA player with at least 1,800.Bulls: Gasol has recorded a double-double in each of his last seven games. He leads the team with 13 this season. ... Chicago has scored at least 100 points in seven straight games for its longest streak since an eight-game run from March 26-April 11, 2009. ... The Bulls improved to 3-5 at home.UP NEXTNets: Host Philadelphia on Friday.Bulls: Host Portland on Friday.___Jay Cohen can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/jcohenap Fake Raptors Jerseys . Jimmy Howard made 44 saves and Henrik Zetterberg scored two goals, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. Raptors Jerseys 2020 .com) - A chant of Zeke reverberated around AT&T Stadium before Ezekiel Elliott powered into the end zone for his fourth and final touchdown.Conor McGregor has demanded a share of the UFC ownership after becoming the companys first two-weight world champion. McGregor, the reigning featherweight champion, knocked out Eddie Alvarez in New York on Saturday to claim the lightweight strap, becoming the first fighter in UFC history to hold belts in two weight divisions simultaneously.In July, WME-IMG confirmed the acquisition of the UFC for $4bn (£3.09bn), with current president Dana White staying on to run the company, but previous owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta retaining only a minority interest. A host of celebrities, including Sylvester Stallone, Calvin Harris, Ben Affleck and Conan OBrien, have reportedly invested in the worlds premier mixed martial arts organisation as part of the WME-IMG takeover. McGregor celebrates his second round knockout victory over Eddie Alvarez But following his historic victory over Alvarez, McGregor revealed he is yet to hold talks with the UFCs new owners and hinted he could walk away from the company if he is not offered a stake in the organisation.Theyve got to come talk to me now because no one has come to talk to me since the sale has happened, said McGregor, whose rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in August became the highest-grossing paper-per-view in the commpanys history. Pascal Siakam Jersey . . Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ￡6.99. No contract. As a businessman, theyve come to say hello and things like that. But, Ive earned something. I mean, who owns the company now? People have shares in the company, celebrities. Conan OBrien owns the UFC nowadays, so where is my share? Where is my equity? If Im the one thats bringing this. I mean, theyve got to come talk to me now, thats all I know. McGregor floored Alvarez three times inside the first three minutes Ive got both belts, a chunk of money, a little family on the way. If you want me to stick around and you want me to keep doing what Im doing, lets talk.But I want ownership, I want equal share, I want what I deserve, I want what Ive earned. So theres a little announcement for you. Also See: McGregor makes history in NY Is McGregors charm back? UFC star Jones banned for year McMahon wants Rousey in WWE ' ' '