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TORONTO -- Skating with Brad Marchand over the summer made Sidney Crosby realize how much he would love to have him on his wing.Coach Mike Babcock had the same idea and made that happen at the start of Canadas World Cup of Hockey training camp. Marchand, Crosby and Patrice Bergeron clicked right away and combined for three goals and four assists in the tournament opener Saturday against the Czech Republic.Crosby and Bergeron played together at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, so that pairing was no surprise. But Babcock envisioned this trio well before the group got together, no experimentation needed.Marchand has been a revelation for Canada, though his emergence as a top player didnt happen this month. He had a career-high 37 goals and 61 points last year with the Boston Bruins and has four more 20-goal seasons.He also has the reputation of being an agitator who gets under opponents skin.Hes got to play on the edge, and hes a guy that nobody wants to play against but you want to have on your team, Crosby said.That begs the question: How much would Crosby thrive with Marchand on his wing full-time? Marchand is set to be an unrestricted free agent next summer and will command big money, but with the Pittsburgh Penguins coming off the Stanley Cup and their championship window wide open, the versatile left winger presents an intriguing possibility.If a move with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury comes as expected before the Las Vegas expansion draft, Pittsburgh will have money to spend, especially if Chris Kunitz and others arent re-signed. Crosby won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP with Patric Hornqvist and Conor Sheary as linemates, but Marchand has talent at another level.Thats why hes on Canadas World Cup team.Marchy is a good man, a good kid, obviously has developed into a real good player, Babcock said. He plays with great speed and creates turnovers for those guys and with tenacity. The only time he ever gets in trouble is when he tries to do too much.Alongside Bergeron in Boston or with Bergeron and Crosby for Canada, Marchand doesnt have to do too much. He can play a physical style of hockey that creates room for teammates and also score among the best in the NHL.That 37 goals should kind of quiet down any type of bad publicity that he gets or just the fact that hes a pest, Bergeron said Monday. Hes not just that. Hes one of those players that makes his linemates better.The 28-year-old Marchand is representing Canada in an elite world tournament for the first time and looks to be a perfect fit with Crosby.I think we both enjoy the play in the offensive zone down low, control the puck, play hard and forecheck and support each other, Marchand said. Hes obviously an incredible player, and hes very easy to play with.Crosby isnt necessarily that easy to play with because as the best player in the world, he thinks about the game faster than most anyone else. The great Crosby mystery, which is beginning with 19-year-old phenom Connor McDavid, is how to find the linemates who can anticipate where hes going and what hes doing with the puck and move with him.He likes to play with guys with speed that turn over and guys with hockey sense, Babcock said. The other thing is he wants to be on offense, so if you play him with one really intelligent defensive player, as well, like Bergie, it helps him out.Marchand isnt a three-time Selke Trophy winner like Bergeron, whos one of the best all-around players in the NHL. But the Nova Scotia native is a responsible defender who can make sure opponents dont take extra shots at stars while producing like one.The way that hes always the first on pucks and his speed also, his smarts on his ice, his positioning and his shot -- he gets the puck off quickly and hes very dangerous in the offensive zone, Bergeron said. He creates a lot of things on the ice.---Follow Stephen Whyno on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SWhyno Nike Womens Shoes Australia . Hey!" The lower tier of the School End of Queens Park Rangers Loftus Road was packed solid with a very festive-sounding Chelsea choral section in this particular part of South Africa Road London, W12. Nike Shoes Wholesale Australia . 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LONDON -- Andy Murrays first Wimbledon championship was for his country.This one was for Andy Murray.Dulling big serves with quick-reflex returns, conjuring up daring passing shots and playing impressively mistake-free tennis all the while, Murray beat Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) on Sunday for his second trophy at the All England Club and third Grand Slam title overall.In 2013, Murray famously ended Britains 77-year wait for one of its own to win the mens final at Wimbledon, a quest that became burdensome.Now he wanted a victory to end his personal rut of three consecutive losses in major finals, including at the Australian Open in January, and French Open last month.It is different. I feel happier this time. I feel more content this time. I feel like this was sort of more for myself more than anything, and my team as well, the second-seeded Murray said. Last time, it was just pure relief, and I didnt really enjoy the moment as much, whereas Im going to make sure I enjoy this one.This was his 11th Grand Slam final, but the first against someone other than Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer. The sixth-seeded Raonic eliminated Federer in five sets in the semifinals Friday, and also defeated the player who stunned Djokovic in the third round, Sam Querrey.Those wins helped Raonic become the first man representing Canada to reach a major final.He did it, primarily, by averaging 25 1/2 aces through six matches. But on a breezy afternoon, at a Centre Court filled with nearly 15,000 partisan fans, Murray shut down that integral part of Raonics game.This ones going to sting, Raonic said.Its been a rough few weeks for Britain, what with its vote to leave the European Union, the drop of the pounds value, and the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron, who was seated in the front row of the Royal Box on Sunday, several seats over from Prince William and his wife, Kate.During the trophy presentation, Murray joked: Playing in a Wimbledon finals tough, but I certainly wouldnt like to be a prime minister. Its an impossible job.Murray, a 29-year-old from Scotland, long dealt with the expectations that accompanied being Britains best chance to find a male champion to succeed Fred Perry, who last won the grass-court tournament in 1936. After Sundays victory, Murrays mother, former British Fed Cup captain Judy, referred to that old phenomenon as, The connstant, `When are you going to win Wimbledon? When are you going to win Wimbledon? When are you going to win Wimbledon?But her son has dealt with that and thrived, thanks to a counter-punching game and sublime returns of serve.ddddddddddddIt took Raonic 36 minutes and five service games to record his first ace, and he wound up with only eight. Over and over, Murray managed to get the ball back, even one that came in at 147 mph.And while Murray only broke Raonic once, to lead 4-3 in the opening set, that was all it took, because the tiebreakers were surprisingly one-way traffic.Murray also took 50 of 65 points he served across the first two sets, not only never facing so much as a break point in that span but also being pushed to deuce merely once.Finally, at 2-all in the third, Raonic got to 15-40 for his first -- and, it turned out, only -- break points, thanks to a forehand return winner off an 82 mph second serve.Potentially turning points, said Carlos Moya, one of a trio of coaches for Raonic, including John McEnroe. If he got that break, who knows what could happen?But Murray stood tall, taking the next four points to hold, then wheeled toward his box, pumping his right fist and yelling.According to the official statistics, Murray made only 12 unforced errors, two in the second set. While thats a subjective accounting, anyone watching and listening could plainly tell that he was striking the ball cleanly and confidently, a crisp thwack resonating as racket strings hit ball, much more often than not putting shots right where intended.Really good stuff, Murray said.His opponents take? He was playing much better than me off the baseline, Raonic acknowledged.Taking it all in from Murrays guest box, with seemingly nary a smile, was coach Ivan Lendl. They worked together when Murray won his first two Grand Slam trophies, including at the 2012 U.S. Open, then split up, before reuniting last month.Once again, that partnership paid off, and at Wimbledon, no less.When he sat in his sideline chair after the match concluded, Murray wiped away tears with a tournament towel.To do it twice here, he said, an event where there is a lot of pressure on me to perform well -- Im very proud with how Ive handled that over the years. ' ' '

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