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Tweet Its finally here. Philip Rivers Premier Jersey . Super Sunday! Three great games, three great rivalries, six great teams. * "Canada might dominate curling, excel in speed skating and carry medal hopes in figure skating. But the pulse of the nation races for the Olympic hockey tournament, and it kicks into gear with no small bit of excitement Sunday," writes Amy Shipley in the Washington Post. * "The buzz around town surrounding whats being dubbed "Super Sunday" is palpable," writes Sarah Kwak at SI.com. "This seems to be all anybodys talking about, a back-to-back-to-back showdown of old rivals that is sure to get the nationalistic blood boiling and give hockey fiends a fix that should last for years. Not only will they play rematches of the three last three Olympic gold medal contests -- and in chronological order, to boot! -- but the games carry significance for the playoff rounds, which begin Tuesday. "The marquee matchup of the day belongs to the U.S. and Canada, two teams whose distaste for one another has grown over the years, despite the fact they havent met in Olympic competition since the 2002 gold-medal game. "Do I dislike them?" U.S. defenseman Jack Johnson says. "Yes." * "Their game. In their barn, known during the Olympics as Canada Hockey Place, though almost any place in Canada is a hockey place," writes Helene Elliott in the Los Angeles Times. "Sundays preliminary-round finale between the U.S. and Canada has as many meanings as there are backyard rinks and ice-covered ponds on this side of the border. But at its heart is a pure and powerful competition between nations that have created a distinct style and exported it around the hockey world. "Borrowing a saying from the late U.S. coach Bob Johnson, (Ron) Wilson predicted Sunday will be "a great day for hockey." It also should be a day for great hockey." * "Sundays crowd? Somewhat bigger than the estimated 700 who turned out for Canadas 2-0 victory over the United States in Antwerp in 1920," writes Alan Robinson of the Associated Press. "On eBay, two seats were selling Saturday for $1,500 to $2,000 apiece, depending on their location in Canada Hockey Place. And the medal round has yet to begin." * Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail wonders if a Team Canada loss would include a silver lining: "The more hockey the better, so far as this unfocused, uncertain, still unassembled team is concerned - and a loss will mean four games, rather than three, to reach the gold medal. And if Team Canada remains a team in search of its identity come tomorrow, having that extra game to play, and win, might in the end serve a purpose." * With the myriad storylines swirling around todays Super Sunday triple-header, the NHL.com team offers the most complete coverage anywhere -- heres a summary: * Teammates Turned Enemies stands to be one of the major subplots of the battle to decide Group A between the U.S. and Canada. * John Dellapina traces the evolution the Canada-USA rivalry. * Dan Rosen reports on how Team Canada is dealing with the intense pressure, updates Canadas latest line combinations and speaks with head coach Mike Babcock. * Shawn Roarke examines the challenge Team USA faces in dealing with Canadas imposing physical presence and how the team learned a lesson in team-building from its military. * NBC and TSNs Pierre McGuire provides exclusive analysis for NHL All-Access Vancouver. * Mike Morreale provides plenty of background on the Czech-Russia rivalry, while Risto Pakarinen does the same for Finland-Sweden. * John Kreiser has a detailed summary of the standings scenarios for todays games. * Also, check out the Super Sunday broadcast schedule and the frequently-updated Destination Vancouver blog with contributions from the entire NHL.com staff. Greg Jennings Pro Bowl Jersey .C. - Michael Phelps is heading to the mountains. B.J. Raji Jersey .K. Subban got into heated arguments with a pair of teammates. The 21-year-old - a healthy scratch for the fifth time in the past 12 games on Monday - appeared to take out some frustrations out on Tomas Plekanec during battle drills before jawing with Maxim Lapierre. Ryan Mathews Replica Jersey .J. Abrams finished with 27 points as fifth- ranked Texas pulled away down the stretch to post an 88-72 win over Texas Southern.Clay Matthews Premier Jersey .   The Philadelphia Daily News on Wednesday reported that Lidge, who has experienced stiffness in the elbow, left Denver to be examined by team doctor Michael Ciccotti. Authentic Tom Brady Jersey . Les Stars ont par ailleurs envoyé aux Stars du Texas dans la Ligue américaine le centre Aaron Gagnon mercredi. Barch a subi une égratignure à la cornée et une fracture de los orbital lors dune bagarre le 3 février à Boston. Durant ce même match, Burish a lui aussi subi une fracture de los orbital. Authentic Devin McCourty Jersey . [PhotoXinhua] Federer celebrates 29th birthday with Canadian ice hockey star Sidney Roger Federer celebrated his 29th birthday on Sunday, but the gift he most desires is to win this weeks Toronto Masters and rebound from his lowest world ranking for seven years of third. Aaron Rodgers Pro Bowl Jersey . A Saputo Stadium crowd of 12,443 saw the home side outshoot Baltimore 24-7 only to be continually frustrated by the play of Bush. In the ninth minute, Bush dived to stop a header from Tony Donatelli. Tim Tebow Youth Jersey . Jiri Hudler et Drew Miler ont aussi fait bouger les cordages pour les Red Wings. Brandon Dubinsky des Rangers a réduit lécart à 2-3 avec 4:05 à faire. Les siens nont toutefois pas réussi à égaler le score, bien quils aient fini le match en surnombre. Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Robert Griffin threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Baylor Bears to a 30-13 victory over the Rice Owls in a non-conference contest. Kendall Wright recorded seven catches for 106 yards and a touchdown in the win for Baylor (3-1). Nick Fanuzzi tossed a pair of costly interceptions in defeat for Rice (1-3). Rice grabbed an early lead midway through the first quarter with a 42-yard field goal by Chris Boswell. Baylor took a 7-3 advantage with just over three minutes left in the opening frame, as Griffin tossed a six-yard touchdown pass to Jerod Monk. Midway through the second quarter, Griffin threw a 40-yard scoring strike to Wright to push the Baylor lead to 114-3. Von Miller Youth Jersey. Aaron Jones then hit field goals of 33 and 20 yards before halftime, and the Bears led 20-3 at intermission. Boswell hit a 43-yard field goal with just over 11 minutes remaining in the third quarter, but Baylor answered with a 46-yard touchdown pass from Griffin to Josh Gordon. After 45 minutes of action, the Bears owned a 27-6 edge. Rice cut its deficit to 27-13 with just under six minutes remaining in the tilt, as Sam McGuffie ran 11 yards to paydirt. Unfortunately for the Owls, they werent able to score again, and Jones closed out the scoring for the Bears with a 37-yard field goal. Baylor racked up 456 total yards in the clash while limiting Rice to 296 yards. Authentic Tim Tebow Jersey. Brady connected on 11-of-23 passes for only 115 yards and one interception for the Patriots (9-5), who have won 13 straight against their AFC East rivals. Maroney had 81 yards on a season-high 23 carries, while Moss made five grabs for 70 yards. New England increased its division lead to two games after both Miami and the Jets lost on Sunday. ' ' '

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