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SOCHI, Russia – It was late August at the Olympic orientation camp in Calgary, more than five months from the official start of the Sochi Olympics, and Canadian head coach Mike Babcock delivered a message for those players not invited to take part. Cheap Jerseys For Sale . “Do something about it,” Babcock said defiantly. “The great thing about life is you get to control what happens to you the majority of the time. Do something about it if youre not here.” Jamie Benn was not among the 25 forwards selected to participate in that late summer camp, but it was the 24-year-old from Victoria B.C. who managed to emerge in Canadas tournament-opening win over Norway. Though he played just under nine minutes in his first Olympic game – a team-low – Benn turned in the eventual game-winner and made himself a noticeable presence alongside John Tavares and Patrice Bergeron on an energetic Canadian fourth line. He beat out 12 of the aforementioned forwards for the opportunity in Sochi, including the impressive likes of Claude Giroux, James Neal, and Eric Staal. “It was just motivation,” Benn said of not being selected to the orientation camp, which saw 47 players gather in Alberta for a brief three-day meet-and-greet. “Obviously Canada can put some pretty good teams together and every guy that went to the orientation camp deserved to be there. It just gave me a little bit more motivation coming into this year.” The first-year captain of the Dallas Stars, Benn totaled 22 goals and 51 points in the first half, his tantalizing combination of size, speed, grit and skill too appealing for Steve Yzerman and the Hockey Canada brass to pass up. “I just went out there in the first half and focused on the Dallas Stars and what I had to do to win hockey games over there,” said Benn, a fifth round steal in the 2007 draft. “I didnt change anything. I didnt try to impress.” Upon arrival in Sochi, Babcock stressed that opportunity and ice-time would be earned amongst his 14 forwards. And though Benn didnt play a lot against Norway he did more than enough to get noticed, most notably in a dominant second frame of Canadas 3-1 win. It was Benn who drew a penalty in the offensive zone just moments before Shea Weber scored the first Canadian goal, a blast that eased some tension from a jittery first frame. And then it was Benn just a few minutes later – he was nearly rocked by Ole-Kristian Tollefsen moments earlier – making no mistake on a terrific cross-ice feed from the intuitive Bergeron. “Benn can skate and hes hard, shoots the puck,” said Babcock, who raved about Benn, Bergeron, Tavares and Martin St. Louis, the bottom group of Canadian forwards on this night. “It was a key for us to win our shift each and every time we went out there,” Benn said. “Its taking a hit or getting a hit to get in it and I think thats what happened in the second there.” One of eight Canadians making their debut on the Olympic stage on Thursday, Benn said whatever nerves may have been there in the furious buildup to a hard-fought match against the Norwegians disappeared quickly. And by nights end there was sweet redemption for a player who fought his way onto the team. “Its great to be a part of, represent your country,” he said. “It was exciting to get it going today.” Wholesale Authentic Jerseys . 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Federer faced little challenge from Bozoljac, who served well but still was no match for his Swiss opponent.HOUSTON - Mark Sanchez filled in so seamlessly for the Philadelphia Eagles after Nick Foles was injured Sunday that at first one of his linemen didnt know there was a quarterback change.Throwing for 202 yards and two touchdowns after Foles hurt his left shoulder late in the first quarter, Sanchez helped the Eagles beat the Houston Texans 31-21 on Sunday.Sanchez found Jeremy Maclin deep on his first play for a 52-yard gain.(After) the bomb to Maclin I turned around to congratulate (Foles) and it was Sanchez, left tackle Jason Peters said. I didnt even know the guy was out ... a lot of confidence with Sanchez, a lot of swagger.Sanchez, who also threw two interceptions, missed all of last season after tearing the labrum in his right shoulder in the preseason. He played in the regular season for the first time since Dec. 30, 2012, with the New York Jets.The NFC East-leading Eagles (6-2) completed the scoring with 3:50 left when Maclin grabbed a low throw for an 8-yard catch.Sanchez said he was a bit nervous before the first throw to Maclin. Those butterflies dissolved after that strike. He said it helped that he made his NFL debut at Houston in 2009. He threw for 272 yards and a score in that win.That brought back a lot of good memories, he said.Coach Chip Kelly didnt provide many details about the injury to Foles, saying only: Hes in a sling right now, and thats all I got.Kelly was impressed with Sanchezs performance and raved about the work he puts in every week.I said since Day 1, You better have two quarterbacks in this league, Kelly said. We were fortunate that when Nick did go down that we could bring Mark in. I dont think we missed a beat offensively.Sanchez led the Jets to the AFC Championship game his first two years in the NFL, but was released by the team in March.Being thrust into the game at a moments notice wasnt that big of a deal to the 27-year-old.You just have to stay ready, he said. You never want to get caught off guard so I was just happy I prepared well, happy I was ready and happy I could help the team.Houston dropped to 4-5.Things to know about the Eagles-Texans game:RYANS INJURED: Linebacker DeMeco Ryans, who leads the Eagles witth 45 tackles, was injured. Cheap Jerseys Frrom China. . He intercepted Ryan Fitzpatricks pass in the fourth quarter, but was injured on the play and fumbled as he fell to the ground.Ryans tore his right Achilles tendon, a person familiar with the injury said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Eagles didnt release details of the injury.HAVE MERCY: Houston outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus had a career-high nine tackles with two sacks and three quarterback hits. Mercilus lost his starting job to top overall pick to Jadeveon Clowney in training camp, but has excelled with Clowney missing seven games this season with a knee injury and an illness.Hes played better and better every game, Houston coach Bill OBrien said.MARVELOUS MACLIN: Maclin had two touchdowns and 158 yards receiving after finishing with a career-high 187 yards last week in a loss at Arizona.Maclin missed all of last season after a second ACL surgery. His 59-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter was his third TD of 50 yards or longer this season.When I went down last year, the one thing I told myself was to come back and give myself a chance to be better than what I was, Maclin said. This year I have had my number called quite a bit and all I can do is be reliable for my team.His 345 yards receiving are fourth most in a two-game span in franchise history and the most since Ben Hawkins had 347 in 1967.DEANDRES BIG DAY: Houston receiver DeAndre Hopkins had six receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown for his third 100-yard game this season. Hopkins also recovered Ryans fumble to set up his score in the fourth quarter.MCCOYS 100: LeSean McCoy had 117 yards rushing for his second 100-yard game and surpassed Brian Westbrook for second-most rushing yards in Eagles history with 6,095.McCoy led the NFL with 1,607 yards rushing last season, but got off to a slow start this year before running for 349 yards in the last three games combined.Its weird, he said. Every time I get 100 yards its a big deal. Im used to just doing it.___AP Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi in Philadelphia contributed to this report.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '

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