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SOCHI, Russia -- Canada defeated Norway 5-0 on Sunday to win the gold medal at the Four Nations sledge hockey tournament at Shayba Arena. Greg Westlake of Oakville, Ont., scored twice and Adam Dixon of Midland, Ont., had a goal and two assists. Marc Dorion of Bourget, Ont., and Billy Bridges of Summerside, P.E.I., had the other goals while Corbin Watson of Kingsville, Ont., made four saves for the shutout. "Our team worked hard and overcame adversity in this tournament," said head coach Mike Mondin. "This was a terrific event for us to participate in as we prepare for the Paralympics here in March and we look forward to returning next spring." The tournament was a test event for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at the same venue. The Canadians (5-0) beat Russia, Czech Republic and Norway in the preliminary round. Canada qualified for the title game with a 2-1 semifinal win over the host side on Saturday. Watson was named the tournaments top goaltender. 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Footes familiar No. 52 jersey will be raised to the Pepsi Center rafters at a date still to be determined, where it will join those of Joe Sakic (19), Peter Forsberg (21), Patrick Roy (33) and Ray Bourque (77). Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck Jersey . Looking to lead his team into the playoffs, Curry scored 30 points and the Warriors won easily for the second straight night, 93-72 over the struggling New Orleans Hornets on Monday. "This is a game that validates last night, how big a win that was for us to start the road trip," Curry said, alluding to Golden States 30-point victory at Houston on Sunday. FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Mark Sanchez spoke for more than 20 minutes about the New York Jets crowded quarterback situation, saying all the right things throughout. Yes, he believes hell be the starter, and, yes, he looks forward to the competition. Then came the question everyone really wanted to know: Hey, Mark, whats up with that headband? "Its my inner-soccer player," said a smiling Sanchez, his hair slicked and held back by a thin green band. "My hairs getting long. Im going to donate it at some point, if I can last. Well see." Theres already a spoof Twitter account dedicated to the headband, and it received plenty of attention during the teams first locker room availability since last season. But while everyone appeared to be in good spirits, Thursday marked the first of what will likely be many conversations about who the Jets starting quarterback will be. Tim Tebow was cut on Monday, but the situation is far from settled. New general manager John Idzik said Sanchez, David Garrard, Greg McElroy, Matt Simms and second-round draft pick Geno Smith are all candidates to be the starter. "No doubt," Sanchez said when asked if he expects to be the No. 1 guy this season. "Sure. Of course." Sanchezs future with the team became extremely uncertain when the Jets drafted Smith, the playmaking former West Virginia star, last week. Many fans and media assumed the move signalled the arrival of the future franchise quarterback for the Jets, with a chance that could happen as soon as this season. Sanchez is coming off a miserable season in which he threw 18 interceptions, was benched for the first time in his career and had perhaps the most embarrassing NFL play in recent memory when he fumbled after running into the backside of former Jets guard Brandon Moore in a game on national TV. But that was then and, of course, Sanchez has already put that all in the past. With new co-ordinator Marty Mornhinweg running a West Coast-style offence that might suit him better, Sanchez is fully motivated to get himself and the team back on track. "Hopefully winning a bunch of games, thats really all Im worried about," Sanchez said. "Whether its a make-or-break thing? I feel that way every year. It should feel that way if you care about it. Its an exciting time." Centre Nick Mangold couldnt put his finger on it, but thinks theres "something different" in the way Sanchez is carrying himself this off-season. "Theres a little fire going, and thats good," Sanchez said. "I think its good for everybody." Mornhinweg spoke to Sanchez before and after the Jets drafted Smith, just to checkk in with him.dddddddddddd There were rumours that the Jets might be looking into trying to part ways now with Sanchez, who is owed a guaranteed $8.25 million this season. Meanwhile, Idzik and coach Rex Ryan havent spoken to Sanchez specifically about his status, and thats OK with him. "They dont owe me that," Sanchez said. "Its up to them if theyd like to. Im free. Im here." And, Tebow isnt -- hes now a free agent after clearing waivers -- and Sanchez believes that might help eliminate some of the distractions that marked most of last season. Sanchez said neither he nor Tebow were in the ideal situation, especially since theyre at a position in which only one can be a starter. "We both competed our best, tried to be the best of friends we could," he said. "Honestly, under different circumstances we would be really good friends. Its just hard when youre competing like that. Theres just a professionalism about it that you dont get too close to guys like that. Youre just professional and youre cool. If the guys got a flat tire on the side of the road, Im going to stop. Im not going to just blow by him. But at the same time, Im not sending him gifts on his birthday." Sanchez insisted no hard feelings exist between the two, and added that he will be there for Smith when he joins the team. Rookies dont report to the facility until next week. "If hes got a question, of course Im not going to be a jerk," Sanchez said. "Ive heard plenty of stories about guys like that. They come ask you a read on a thing and they say, Hey, go look at your book." Garrard, signed as a free agent, is the veteran of the bunch at 35 years old, but hasnt played a regular-season snap since 2010 because of injuries. He was in line to win the Miami Dolphins job ahead of Matt Moore and rookie Ryan Tannehill last year, but hurt a knee and ended up sitting out the entire season after he was released. So, quarterback competitions are nothing new for Garrard. "Ive been a No. 1 quarterback before," he said. "As long as Im healthy, as long as Im able to continue to work with the team and dont have setbacks with my knee or my back or anything like that, then I know that I have the ability to." He added that he isnt with the Jets to simply collect a paycheque, and doesnt believe that Sanchezs salary or Smiths high profile will play a role in who ends up being the starter in Week 1 against Tampa Bay. "It shouldnt be any politics," Garrard said. "It should be the best guy playing. With that, if Im going at it and Im giving you my all and Im healthy and you beat me at it, then thats great for the team." ' ' '
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