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TORONTO -- Dogged by injuries last season, Joffrey Lupul seemed to be fine over the summer. Teppo Numminen Jets Jersey . He worked with Toronto Maple Leafs skating instructor Barb Underhill and Anaheim Ducks strength and conditioning coach Sean Skahan and went to training camp hoping to participate. Instead, back spasms prevented Lupul from being cleared to skate on the first day of on-ice activities. "Hes had some back issues before, so we dont think its anything long term," coach Randy Carlyle said. "Its just precautionary measures to make sure that hes 100 per cent." Carlyle said that Lupuls back tightened up Tuesday, the day before players reported to take physicals. Like Lupul, enforcer Colton Orr was not cleared and is expected to be off the ice for a week. Orr, who played 44 games last season and had a league-high 155 penalty minutes, has a bone bruise on his leg. Lupul is entering the first year of a US$26.25-million contract. The 29-year-old left-winger missed all but 16 regular-season games last year because of a broken right arm and a concussion. Carlyle didnt appear to be overly worried about Lupuls absence, but he didnt brush it off either. "Theres always concern when a player gets hurt. Its one of those things that he looked extremely well coming up to camp, and its unfortunate that this thing happened," Carlyle said. "Hes put a lot of work in over the summer and looked very energized and very, very fit to come and play, but injuries are all part of it." Neither Lupul nor Orr spoke to reporters Thursday. Defensive prospects Matt Finn and Kenny Ryan also did not skate. Finn suffered a shoulder injury over the weekend at the rookie tournament the Maple Leafs hosted in London, Ont. Mark Stuart Jets Jersey . The quest begins with what is supposed to be an easy one, although Germany has traditionally been a stubborn opponent to Canadian teams at international tournaments. Mark Scheifele Jets Jersey . Ronaldo produced a spectacular individual performance on Tuesday, scoring all three goals and guiding Portugal into the next years World Cup in Brazil with a 3-2 victory in Sweden. The Real Madrid forward has scored 66 goals in 2013, but the last three may be the boost he needs to upstage Messi after FIFA unexpectedly extended the voting period for the Ballon dOr to Nov. . Terms of the deal were not immediately available. The 26-year-old finished last season with Clevelands Triple-A affiliate in Columbus after signing with the Indians in August.ALTO DE LANGLIRU, Spain -- Christopher Horner, an American cyclist who turns 42 next month, closed in on the biggest victory of his career Saturday by building his lead in the next-to-last stage of the Spanish Vuelta. Horner, who rides for RadioShack-Leopard, increased his lead from three to 37 seconds over Italys Vincenzo Nibali after the 20th stage. Horner shook off the Giro dItalia winner on the final surge up the foggy peak to end the grueling, 88-mile mountainous ride. "I dont need any time for it to sink in. I know what Ive done," Horner said. "I think everybody at home that was on the couch got to watch a legendary moment that maybe theyll never see again in their entire career. Maybe never again in sports, maybe never again in cycling will you see someone of my age win a grand tour." All that awaits Horner is Sundays last stage and the traditional arrival in Madrid. He collapsed to the ground after pedaling across the finish line in second place, 26 seconds after winner Kenny Elissonde of France. Horner had to be helped to his feet by race officials, and Nibali understood just how good his rival was this day. "I tried everything I could, but I couldnt do it," Nibali said. "It was impossible to shake Horner. I have to settle for second place, but I am not happy." Elissonde finished in 3 hours, 55 minutes, 36 seconds. Mark Scheifele Jersey. The route started in Aviles and covered three major summits before ending at the Alto de LAngliru peak. "Its LAngliru, its mythical," Elissonde said. "This morning if youd have told me this I wouldnt believe it," Elissonde. The LAngliru summit was teeming with fans, many having camped out overnight to be there the next day to cheer the cyclists on their way up. Horner withstood Nibalis challenges on the ascent, the narrow mountain road crowded on both sides by raucous fans and thick fog limiting visibility. When the Astana rider apparently had spent all his energy, Horner pulled away using his high-riding stance. "That Nibali would put such an attack at the finish like that and make it so epic and unbelievable for the fans, to see him attack 10-15 times -- whatever it was -- Im sure the fans must have been on the edge of their seats every moment of it, of every pedal stroke that I did on the final climb," Horner said. Former winner Alejandro Valverde of Spain is set to finish third. The Movistar rider is 1:36 behind Horner, with Rodriguez a distant fourth at 3:22 back. "Horner was the strongest and we have to congratulate him for the victory," Valverde said. "His performances surprised us at the beginning, but not now." Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '

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