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ROME -- Duncan Weirs last-gasp dropped goal lifted Scotland over Italy 21-20 at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday for its first victor

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ROME -- Duncan Weirs last-gasp dropped goal lifted Scotland over Italy 21-20 at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday for its first victory in this years Six Nations. Tarik Cohen Womens Jersey . Italy was heading towards breaking its own duck with a fourth straight home victory over Scotland after lock Joshua Furnos first international try, which replacement flyhalf Luciano Orquera converted with less than 10 minutes remaining. But defeat left Italy winless through three rounds, while Scotland earned some redemption in rebounding from a 20-0 home loss to England, regarded as one of its worst displays ever. "Its all a big blur to be honest," Weir said. "We had a few chances to go for it. I was in the pocket and Cus (Chris Cusiter) gave me a lovely ball and the rest is history. "You just have to go back to basics, get your ball drop right, and I managed to execute it. Its a great feeling and I am delighted for the boys we have come away with the win. We can kick on from here now." With captain Sergio Parisse and prop Martin Castrogiovanni marking their record 104th caps for Italy, they were in the forefront in giving their side a deserved 13-3 lead at halftime. All of its points came from former Scotland Under-20 flyhalf Tommaso Allan, including his second international try. Scotland upped its intensity after the interval, and centre Alex Dunbar scored two tries with Weir converting the second. Captain Greg Laidlaw missed one kick but weighed in with two penalties. "The quality of the match was disappointing," Italy coach Jacques Brunel said. "It was the worst Italy Ive seen since Ive been here. We gifted Scotland the chance to win through our mistakes. "Were behind in regards to our ambitions. I want to understand why we were so bad. We have to react. Our defence was good up until a certain point. But then ... we didnt do our part, we can put on very different performances." Scotland conceded a third scrum penalty in the 12th minute and from that the Azzurri went on the attack. As Italy punched at the tryline, roared on by the vociferous crowd, Allan forced it over but Robert Barbieris pass was forward, and Italy came away with a penalty. Scotlands indiscipline continued to grow, with the visitors conceding five penalties in the opening quarter -- and that was to increase to 10 by halftime. However, Laidlaw evened the score with a penalty kick in the 23rd. Scotland, which had one try in its last five matches in the Six Nations, had a great chance on the half hour when Weir broke in the Italian half but he cut inside instead of using Sean Lamont on his outside and slipped. Allan put Italy back in front with another kick, and added his converted try in the final minute of the half, going over from Furnos pass after Sergio Parisses charge off the back of the scrum. Rather than deflate Scotland, the late score spurred the visitors to new heights in the new half. They put Italy under sustained pressure. The breach finally came in the 54th when Weir jolted the ball from Italy scrumhalf Edoardo Gori. Scotland spread it quick, and Dunbar sliced through and sped into the right corner to score Scotlands first try of the championship. It took 12 more minutes to score its second. From a scrum on halfway, left wing Sean Lamont ran over Allan and Dunbar burst through. With Laidlaw off, Weir converted for Scotlands first lead at 18-13. Italy looked to have rescued the win after a big run by left wing Leonardo Sarto up the middle, finished by Orquera and Parisse sending Furno over in the right corner for his first try in 16 appearances. Italy had a two-point lead. But for the last few minutes, Scotlands forwards took control, busily working the phases, keeping the ball and making hard yards. With 19 seconds left, replacement scrumhalf Chris Cusiter fired the ball to Weir, who struck it sweet from 35 metres. He was already running back to his half in joy by the time the ball flew high inside the left post, the Stadio Olimpico stunned into silence. Gale Sayers Jersey . Manager Ryan Nelsen has confirmed Brazilian No. 1 Julio Cesar will be rested for Wednesdays first leg of the semifinal. That opens the door for Bendik, who started 33 games for Toronto last season. Adam Shaheen Jersey . The defeat leaves the 41-year-old Nestor to concentrate on the mixed-doubles event after winning 12 straight matches and winning Australian titles in Brisbane and Sydney with two different partners. "This was a little bit of a let down, but all credit to them," said Nestor. http://www.bearsfootballpro.com/Authentic_Eddie-Jackson_Bears_Jersey/ . Mark Teahen scored the go-ahead run in the home seventh on an error by Scott Sizemore, who had knotted the game with a solo homer in the previous half- inning. Paul Konerko then hit an RBI single which proved to be the winning run.ANAHEIM – The L.A. Kings had the eighth-most points in the Western Conference when they captured the Cup in 2012. They had the sixth-most points in the West when they snatched it again two years later. Daniel Winnik played exclusively out West until this season. He thinks the reason for that playoff emergence is simple. It’s their style, he says. “L.A., they just don’t change,” he said almost enviously. “They play playoff hockey 82 games of the year. It’s like the old poker saying, ‘All you need is a chip and a chair’ and that’s pretty much L.A. come April time.” The Maple Leafs are trying to break bad habits and flip their style under interim head coach Peter Horachek. They’re trying to embody something more sustainable, something that won’t require a hero’s performance in goal and a barrage of goals from one of the league’s top offensive attacks. They’re trying to play more like the Kings for that matter. “I think we’ve come to the realization that we can score goals, but you can’t rely on scoring four goals a game to win,” Winnik said. “You can’t go into a game going, ‘Hey we’re going to score three, hopefully they don’t score three.’” Horachek has managed to make a dent in that regard in his first week on the job, altering both the manner in which the club is run and the manner in which that product is sold. The Leafs have looked like a different team under his brief leadership. They’ve limited shots, embraced structure, improved possession and removed a great deal of pressure from Jonathan Bernier, who’s faced a Kings-like 21 shots per game in the week since Randy Carlyle was fired. The Leafs, simply put, have played how Carlyle often hoped they would. “It was stressed before,” Winnik said of those defensive elements, “but I think now it’s just really hammered home.” Horachek is admittedly trying to break bad habits, trying to break the mold of a style that forged itself under Carlyle’s leadership, despite urgent and ongoing protestations from the since-dismissed head coach. “It’s not easy, it’s hard,” he said of playing that sound all-around game. “And they’re working hard at it and they want to get better. And that’s a big part of getting better sooner than later is they want to get better and they want to play a certain way that is successful.” Horachek has changed quite a bit in less a week on the job, from instituting weekly leadership meetings to altering the manner in which the team breaks out of the defensive zone. But maybe the most evident shift is how he’s been able to sell his product in very short order. Without explicitly pointing the finger at Carlyle, James van Riemsdyk gushed about the way in which that message was being relayed. “He’s great about teaching and showing guys the right way to do things,” van Riemsdyk said of Horachek before hitting at the real issue, “and when we make mistakes, showing it in a way that is constructive and I think guys are responding well to that.” There’s an evident teaching feel to practice in the past week. Winnik says there’s been more discussion during video sessionns, even a back-and-forth at times between coach and players. Josh Sitton Jersey. The toughest sell for Carlyle in nearly three seasons on the job may have been the more skilled likes of van Riemsdyk, Phil Kessel, and Tyler Bozak. Toronto’s top offensive players proved either unwilling or incapable of playing to the brand Carlyle was pushing. Horachek broke that trio up immediately upon taking charge – resisting the urge to reunite them with the game on the line Monday night – prodding the group as a whole to cheat less for offence and do what’s necessary for the sustainability of team success. That line specifically was the embodiment of those troubles; guilty of cheating for offence while yielding more goals and shots than they could ever manage to produce at even-strength. “Sometimes when you’re cheating and getting on the offensive side, you get more opportunities, but you’re giving up more,” Horachek said. “I think that we’re going to be learning to play the game the right way and learning to do things the right way.” Amongst the weaker Leafs in terms of possession in the first half, van Riemsdyk, Kessel and Bozak have all shown considerable improvement in the three games since Horachek took charge. His message is predictably easier to sell with the buy-in of the team’s top talent. That was a barrier Carlyle never could quite cross. “It’s what coaching is basically,” Horachek said of the buy-in factor. “You’re always encouraging your players to play a certain way, whether it’s your offensive players or your defensive players, everyone has to be accountable to it.” As to the habits he’s trying to break, Horachek spoke to taking better care of the puck, holding better position and “being a little more harder in certain areas. Those pleas sound familiar to those Carlyle made often during a 188-game tenure. Beyond just that message being received differently are the changes Horachek has made, both structurally and in terms of personnel. Most prominent in those systemic changes is improvement in how the Leafs exit the defensive zone. They’ve tried to use the middle of the ice more often – rather than rimming it along the wall to their wingers – and have benefited from cleaner breaks out of the zone. Thats led to more offensive zone time and less time in retreat. “We were rimming it a lot and just chipping it off the boards and chasing it, whereas now, I think were coming out with a little more control,” Bozak said. “I think we’re relieving pressure with puck control [now] and I think that’s been the difference,” added Winnik. Breaking apart that top line was a personnel change and necessary evil Carlyle could not commit to with any consistency, but one Horachek plans to stick with. The unit often hurt the Leafs more than it helped. “Ultimately, down the road, I think it’ll benefit us in a big way,” Horachek said. All told, it’s only been a week since Torontos coaching change and there’s really no telling yet if this tighter, cleaner brand of hockey will last, but the message of a new leader appears to be taking. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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