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FUKUOKA, Japan -- Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan brushed off a fall and merely increased his lead in beating three-time world champion Patrick Chan of Canada at the Grand Prix Final on Friday. http://www.redskinsfanaticstore.com/authentic-trent-murphy-redskins-jersey/ . Hanyu, who had a 12-point lead after Thursdays short program, fell on his opening quad salchow but completed all of his other jumps, including seven triple jumps plus a quad toe loop in the free skate to eclipse Chan by 13 points. "I wasnt completely satisfied with the long program," Hanyu said. "But after falling on the quad I was able to pull myself together and complete all my jumps and that was huge." Chan also hit all his jumps, but he was unable to erase the deficit and finished with 280.08 points to Hanyus 293.25. Nobunari Oda of Japan, a late substitute for defending GP Final champion Daisuke Takahashi, was third with 255.96. "It was a good day and Im happy with how I skated," Chan said. "I felt nervous going into the long program. It was a mental battle even before I got on the ice." Beating Chan was a huge boost for Hanyus chances of being selected to represent Japan at the Sochi Olympics. "This is a huge step for Sochi," said Hanyu, who will turn 19 on Saturday. "I feel I am meeting all the requirements. We still have the national championships but obviously, I am feeling pretty confident." Chan said he wasnt disappointed with the result. "I finished the event strong," the Toronto skater said. "There was a lot of good things I did here, and that was regaining my composure and regaining my concentration after a bad short program and putting out a great long that I dont usually do. Its not very Patrick Chan of me. "Most of the time, I think people know me well that the short program has always saved me ... but I think today was proof that Im getting better and really becoming a more well-rounded competitor." He said his long skate was even more satisfying given his previous track record skating in Japan. "Honestly, I started thinking about my previous performances here in Japan, and I dont really have the best track record," he said. "The last two times I competed here has for the World Team Trophy, and I really havent skated well at every single one of those in Japan, just because its at the end of the season. "Every time I come back to Japan I feel like I relive those moments where I didnt skate my best and those were really tough times. Thats why I think I learned a lot today." In ice dancing, world champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States led after the short dance with 77.66 points, seven-tenths of a point ahead of Tessa Virtue of London, Ont., and Scott Moir of Ilderton, Ont. "Overall it was strong," said Virtue. "Technically we got all the points we wanted which was our objective. We just have to go out and perform the same way in the free dance." Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev of Russia stand third at 68.90 just ahead of Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Waterloo, Ont., at 67.68. "We captured the essence of the program," said Poje. "We didnt lose that uniqueness. We wanted to utilize the taps and the back and forth between the two of us." Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia were first after the pairs short program with 82.65. World silver medallists Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany were second with 79.46 while Qing Pang and Jian Tong of China were third on 75.40. Meagan Duhamel of Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford of Balmertown, Ont., totalled 73.07 and are fourth less than three points behind third spot. Kirsten Moore-Towers of St. Catharines, Ont., and Dylan Moscovitch of Toronto are sixth. "This is the type of skate weve been waiting for," said Radford. "After some rough short programs this season, this one gives us a lot of confidence." Moore-Towers and Moscovitch also came off the ice satisfied. "We cant do much better than a clean short," said Moore-Towers. "The best part was our energy. We felt comfortable and at home out there. It was fun and when we get to feel it that way, its enjoyable." The GP Final is the first and only event where most of the worlds top skaters will meet before the Sochi Olympics. The womens free skate and the ice dance and pairs free programs are scheduled for Saturday. http://www.redskinsfanaticstore.com/authentic-jason-hatcher-redskins-jersey/ . The veteran cornerback agreed to a two-year contract with the Saints on Friday, with a maximum value that approaches $7 million, including guaranteed money and a signing bonus in the first year. http://www.redskinsfanaticstore.com/authentic-tress-way-redskins-jersey/ . Many think theres a good chance hell be fined and possibly suspended for an altercation outside of the Flames locker room, where he tried to confront the team about the line brawl that started the game.CHICAGO - Whether he is emerging as an MVP candidate or not, Jimmy Butler isnt sure. The only thing that matters to him is the Chicago Bulls keep winning.Pau Gasol had 27 points and 14 rebounds, Butler scored 22 points and the Bulls won for the 13th time in 15 games, rallying to beat the Houston Rockets 114-105 on Monday night.Derrick Rose added 19 points and nine assists. Nikola Mirotic finished with 17 points.Butler contained NBA scoring leader James Harden in the second half while making some big shots, and the Bulls outscored the Rockets 19-5 over the final 3:19.I dont know, Butler said. We just got a really good team. Everybody showed up tonight.Josh Smith led Houston with 21 points. Harden scored only three of his 20 in the second half, missing all nine shots, and the Rockets lost for the fourth time in six games.A leading candidate for Most Improved Player, Butler is starting to enter the MVP discussion because of performances like this. He was particularly good in the closing minutes, scoring five points and taking a charge against Harden during the game-ending rally. That helped the Bulls wipe out a five-point deficit.Mirotic also hit a 3 and scored five points during that stretch.It was 100-95 before Gasol converted a three-point play off a putback with 3:19 left to start the winning rally.Butler tied it at 100-all with 2:56 remaining and drew a charge on the perimeter by Harden, who then fouled Gasol as he attempted a jumper. Gasol made both free throws to give the Bulls a 102-100 lead with 2:06 left.Smith, who signed with Houston on Dec. 26 after being released by Detroit, answered with a 3 to give the Rockets a one-point lead. But Butler responded with one of his own to put Chicago back on top.A driving Rose then got fouled by Patrick Beverley and hit both free throws to make it 107-103 with 1:07 left.After Harden missed a 3, Mirotic made his attempt to make it 110-103 with 39. http://www.redskinsfanaticstore.com/authentic-terrance-knighton-redskins-jersey/. 6 seconds remaining. That sealed Chicagos sixth straight win against the Western Conference.The Bulls got 12 blocks — six from Noah — and hit 27 of 30 free throws. The Rockets attempted just five foul shots, one more than the franchise low.We just didnt execute down the stretch, Smith said. We played our butts off for about 40, 44 minutes of that game and then down the stretch we just couldnt find a way to execute. Even though the free throw discrepancy was massive, we still had an opportunity to win that game.Gasol, who scored a season-high 29 in Saturdays overtime win against Boston, got off to a strong start in this one.His 18 points in the first quarter were two shy of a career high. He scored 20 in the half, but the game was tied 62-all at the break.Were doing great. Were showing great quality on the floor, Gasol said.Honouring SCOTTThere was a moment of silence before the game for Stuart Scott, the ESPN sportscaster who died Sunday following a lengthy fight against cancer.TIP-INSRockets: Harden was selected the Western Conference Player of the Month for December after averaging 30.6 points while leading the Rockets to a 9-5 record. He is the first Houston player to win the award since Yao Ming in January 2008. Harden entered Mondays game averaging a league-leading 27.2 points, two more than Clevelands LeBron James. ... Houston attempted a franchise-low four free throws at Denver on January 27, 1978.Bulls: Mirotic was selected Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for December. He scored 27 in a win over Memphis and averaged 9.9 points and 5.7 rebounds for the month. ... F Mike Dunleavy Jr. missed his second consecutive game because of a sprained right ankle. He was injured in Thursdays victory over Denver.UP NEXTRockets: At Cleveland on Wednesday.Bulls: Host Utah on Wednesday. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '
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