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  • 11 Apr
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- So much for the slow starts by the U.S. womens field hockey team.Melissa Gonzalez scored on a penalty corner 22 seconds into the teams match against Japan, and Katie Bam scored the first of her three goals four minutes later. The Americans went on to rout Japan 6-1 in the Pool B contest Wednesday to earn a slot in the quarterfinals.In their first two matches at the Olympics, the Americans struggled early before finishing strong to beat Argentina and Australia. This time, they avoided a sluggish start on a rainy, dreary evening with temperatures in the mid-60s.That was definitely a newer experience for us, Bam said. Weve been working on that. Today, we just got up there real fast, managed to get a corner. That gives you a bit of a confidence booster to continue to propel putting goals away.The Americans improved to 3-0 at the Olympics and leapfrogged Britain for the top spot in the pool by moving ahead in goal differential. The United States is plus seven, while the Brits are plus five. Britain defeated Argentina 3-2 earlier in the day to remain unbeaten.Really important game for us tonight, USA coach Craig Parnham said. Japan were a very, very difficult team. I thought we did a really good job and a professional job, of picking up another three points. And the plus-five goal difference is really helpful when were in pool play.The fifth-ranked Americans had no problem finding motivation to do their best against No. 2 Argentina and No. 3 Australia. Beating No. 10 Japan was a different type of challenge.Games like this are statement games for us, Bam said. Its easy to step up and play the people that are ranked higher than you. Its hard to step up and bury a team like we just did thats ranked lower than you.Katie Reinprecht scored late in the second period to make it 3-0 at halftime. Jill Witmer scored for the United States in the third period, and Bam scored twice in the fourth.Japan fell to 0-2-1.The United States will face India on Thursday, then close pool play with a showdown against Britain on Saturday. Bam said the Americans wont get ahead of themselves.While theres possibilities and our goal is to medal, our focus is each game, every game, to finish that particular game, Bam said.---Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter (at)CliffBruntAP . Air Jordan 12 Ireland . Clarke was injured while practicing on the Doha Golf Club range after the pro-am on Tuesday. The Northern Irishman arrived at the course on Wednesday hoping to start, but after hitting a few balls on the practice putting green Clarke advised officials he was not fit to play. Cheap Jordan 12 For Sale . Inter president Erick Thohir says in a club statement on Wednesday that Vidic is "one of the worlds best defenders and his qualities, international pedigree, and charisma will be an asset. http://www.cheapairjordan12ireland.com/ . 9. Price, heading to the 2014 Olympics for Canada, was named the First Star after posting wins in three starts with a 1.00 goals-against average and a .971 save percentage. Jordan 12 Sale Ireland . With the short-handed Warriors needing help from someone -- anyone -- to stop a three-game skid, ONeal returned from right knee and groin injuries that had sidelined him for four games and put up season highs with 18 points and eight rebounds. It was just enough to help lift Golden State to a 102-101 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Jordan 12 Online Store Ireland . -- The St. Johns IceCaps weathered a wild first period with the help of goaltender Jussi Olkinuora, before finding offensive inroads in the second. CHICAGO -- Eli Cain scored 19 points and DePaul came back from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Drake 77-75 on Wednesday night.The Blue Demons (4-1) have won three straight since dropping their second game of the season to Rutgers.Drake led 38-29 at the half but DePaul chipped away and trailed just 75-73 entering the final minute following a Darrick Wood layup. After a turnover by Drakes Reed Timmer, Cain hit the game-tying layup and drew the foul on the Bulldogs Ore Arogundade. He dispatched the free throw for a 76-75 Blue Demons lead.dddddddddddd.Timmer had a final shot to win it for Drake, but his 3-pointer missed at the buzzer.Brandon Cyrus finished with 14 points and eight boards for DePaul. Wood added 12 points.Timmer led Drake (1-6) with 18 points. Billy Wampler had 17 for the Bulldogs, who have lost four consecutive games. ' ' '