KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic -- Canadas womens
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KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic -- Canadas womens basketball team will face Australia, China and Belarus in the opening round of next years FIBA world championships. Replica New England Patriots Jersey . The No. 3-ranked Aussies should provide the toughest test for the 12th-ranked Canadians, who were slotted into Group A in Tuesdays draw for the Sept. 23-Oct. 3 tournament in the Czech Republic. "Playing Australia, China and Belarus will give us a great opportunity to show the rest of the world the progress our program has made, and how we stack up against the worlds best," said Canadian coach Allison McNeill. "The world championships will give our athletes tremendous experience that we will carry forward to our ultimate goal of qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Games." The Aussies were world champions in 2006 and Olympic silver medallists in 08. China, ranked No. 7 in the world, finished fourth at the Beijing Olympics, while 16th-ranked Belarus finished sixth. The Canadian women were 10th at the 2006 world championship tournament, but have twice won bronze (1979, 1986). "I love our team, we are getting better every summer and I think we are going to surprise people in 2010," McNeill said. The 16-team field was drawn into four groups. Group B has Senegal, Greece, No. 1-ranked United States, and France. Group C has Mali, South Korea, Brazil and Spain, while Group D has Japan, the Czech Republic, Argentina and second-ranked Russia. The top three teams in each group advance to the next round, consisting of two groups of six teams. The top four teams of these two groups move on to the quarter-finals. Authentic Clay Matthews Jersey . The 27-year-old second baseman hit safely in all six games last week and led the majors with a .565 average. He totaled 13 hits, four doubles and nine RBI, did not strike out and notched a . Houston Texans Matt Schaub Jersey . Not a manly enough injury, apparently. 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Buffalo Bills Jersey . Stillman scored again, giving Florida a two-goal lead in the second period, and Michael Frolik pushed the advantage to 4-1. Steve Reinprecht had two assists, centring the most productive line with Stillman and Frolik. Tomas Vokoun made 19 saves in the Panthers final pre-season game before they face the Chicago Blackhawks in a two-game series to start the NHL regular season Friday and Saturday in Helsinki. Premier Baltimore Ravens Jersey . They figure that because hes from northern Sweden, hes close enough to the North Pole to have connections with Santa Claus. Tyler Seguin is keeping the Ontario Hockey Leagues scoring race competitive. Seguin scored a pair of goals and had two assists Friday to power the Plymouth Whalers to a 5-1 victory over the Mississauga St. Michaels Majors. Seguin, locked in a battle with Windsors Taylor Hall for the individual scoring race, scored his 32nd and 33rd goals of the season. Im just working hard and trying to perfect my play so that I can show the scouts I can play at the next level, said Seguin, rated No. 2 behind Hall in the recently-released player rankings heading into the NHL draft in June. Seguins four-point night gave him 75 on the season and allowed him to open up a five-point lead over Hall in the scoring race. Elsewhere in the OHL it was: Kitchener 4 Windsor 3 (SO); Guelph 4 Saginaw 3; Kingston 6 Oshawa 3; London 7 Erie 4; Ottawa 3 Belleville 0; Brampton 4 Sault Ste. Marie 1; Niagara 4 Sarnia 1; and Barrie 6 Sudbury 4. At Mississauga, Ont., Robbie Czarnik, Joe Gaynor and James Livinston also scored for Plymouth (27-20-1). Jordan Mayer scored the only goal for the Majors (31-10-5). Spitfires 4 Rangers 3 (SO) At Kitchener, Ont., Chris MacKinnon and Matthew Tipoff scored in the shootout to lift the Rangers to a win over Windsor. Jeremy Morin had a pair of goals for Kitchener (30-13-4), while Dan Kelly also tallied. Justin Shugg, Craig Duininck and Scott Timmins had markers for Windsor (36-7-5). - Storm 4 Spirit 3 At Guelph, Ont., Cody McNaughton capped a three-goal rally by the Storm as they swept Saginaw aside. Peter Holland had a goal and added an assist for Guelph (19-23-3), while Michael Latta and Carter Sandlak also tallied. Tyler Murovich opened scoring for Saginaw (22-18-5), while Ryan OConnor and Barry Sanderson chipped in with markers of their own. - Frontenacs 6 Generals 3 At Kingston, Ont., Ethan Werek and Zaach Harnden each had a goal and two assists as the Frontenacs doubled the Generals. Steelers Clark Jersey. Mitch Lebar and Taylor Doherty both scored and had an assist for Kingston (21-22-4), while Joe Pleckaitis and Corey Durocher also tallied. Christian Thomas, Scott Valentine and J.P. Labardo provided the offence for Oshawa (19-22-5). - Knights 7 Otters 4 At London, Ont., Michael MacDonald had a hat trick and an assist for the Knights as they thumped Erie. Nazem Kadri had a goal and four assists for London (33-11-2), while Jared Knight, Colin Martin and Kalle Ekelund added singles. Mike Cazzola scored and added two assists for Erie (21-18-7), while Brady Austin, Zack Torquato and Derek Holden also tallied. - 67s 3 Bulls 0 At Ottawa, Chris Perugini made 13 saves as the 67s downed Belleville. Corey Cowick, Cody Lindsay and Jon Carnevale scored for Ottawa (23-17-7). Tyson Teichmann stopped 21 shots for Belleville (14-26-7). - Battalion 4 Greyhounds 1 At Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Domenic Alberga scored twice and added an assist as Brampton marched to a win over Sault Ste. Marie. Matt MacLeod had a goal and two assists for Brampton (16-20-10), while Sean Jones added a single. Jordan Carroll was the only scorer for Sault Ste. Marie (23-20-4). - IceDogs 4 Sting 1 At Sarnia, Ont., Freddie Hamilton scored twice and added an assist to lift Niagara IceDogs to a win over Sarnia. Reggie Traccitto and Mitchell Theoret added goals for Niagara (16-26-5). Brandon Francisco was the only scorer for Sarnia (14-31-3). - Colts 6 Wolves 4 At Sudbury, Ont., Alex Hutchings and Bryan Cameron both scored twice as Barrie stomped the Wolves. Luke Pither and Kyle Clifford also tallied for Barrie (38-6-1). Kain Allicock had a pair of goals for Sudbury (19-22-5), while John Kurtz and John McFarland tallied. ' ' '
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