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His Stars defeated Buffalo in the 1999 Cup finals

. — Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft pick Justin Blackmon appeared in an Oklahoma courtroom Monday for the first time since his weekend arrest for suspicion of drunken driving. Tony Romo Jersey MINNEAPOLIS — Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland was up late Thursday night trying to think of ways he could shuffle the lineup to give his struggling offence a spark. Frank Gore Jersey . While he was racking his brain, he said he came to the realization that the only way the AL Central favourites were going to turn things around was if he stuck with his slumping sluggers until they pulled out of it. That faith paid off on Friday night. Prince Fielder had three hits and two RBIs and the Tigers offence broke out in a big way in a 10-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins. “Why am I busting my brain to figure out who I can juggle or put in there?” Leyland said. “Thats really not the answer. This lineup is our team. This is who were going with.” Alex Avila drove in three runs on two doubles, Drew Smyly (2-1) gave up four runs — three earned — on six hits in five innings and Brennan Boesch added three hits and two RBIs for the Tigers, who bounced back from a three-game sweep at the hands of AL Central-leading Cleveland. Denard Span had three hits for the Twins, who got another poor outing from their starting pitcher. Anthony Swarzak (0-4) gave up six runs on nine hits in 3 2-3 innings in his first start since April 19. Delmon Young had three hits and an RBI against his former team and the Tigers pounded out 16 hits. “This is our team,” Leyland said. “This is what weve got. Thats a little bit more what were supposed to look like. Hopefully it gets contagious and we get on a little roll.” One of the busiest men on the field was first base umpire Alan Porter, who had several bang-bang plays at the bag throughout the game. Tigers manager Jim Leyland and Twins manager Ron Gardenhire both argued with him early in the game, and Porter tossed Twins third baseman Jamey Carroll in the eighth after calling him out on a close play. Gardenhire came out to defend Carroll and got ejected himself, and the manager tossed his hat as he left the field. After signing Fielder to a nine-year, $214 million deal in the off-season, offence figured to be the least of the Tigers problems in 2012. But they entered the day just 17th in the majors in runs scored and managed just six runs total in being swept by the Indians. Avila entered hitting .225, Young was hitting .248 with just two homers, and Fielder was at a pedestrian .286 with seven homers. “Its definitely frustrating,” Avila said. “Its just because we know how talented we are and its the game humbling you, whether its an individual or a team. Were waiting to get everything going for us to go on a run.” Fielder and Young led off the second with singles and Boesch and Avila delivered RBI doubles in Detroits four-run second inning. The pair came through again in the fourth, with Boesch leading off with a double and Avila doubling him home for a 5-2 lead. Ryan Raburn added an RBI-single to make it 6-2 and chase Swarzak. Fielders double in the fifth off of lefty Francisco Liriano made it 7-2, but nothing has come easy for the Tigers this season and it certainly wasnt going to start at Target Field. The Tigers poor defence struck again in the first, when shortstop Jhonny Peraltas throw pulled Fielder off the bag to prevent what should have been a routine double play. Brian Dozier followed with a bases-loaded double to get the Twins on the board 2-0. The sixth inning was even worse. Right-hander Brayan Villarreal had two throwing errors, one that squandered a double play chance and another that allowed Trevor Plouffe to move into scoring position. He scored on a single to centre by Carroll to make it 7-5, but only after Quintin Berrys throw home hit the pitching mound. But the Tigers put up three more in the seventh, with Fielder delivering an RBI single and Young coming through with an RBI-double to help pad the lead to 10-5. “We have the type of offence,” Avila said, “that can make up for mistakes.” NOTES: Leyland said OF Austin Jackson (abdominal strain) had an MRI that came back clean and he could accompany the team to Boston next week. Jackson likely would do some baseball activities during the four-game series to ramp up for a possible activation on June 1 for the Yankees series. … Miguel Cabrera stole his second base of the season in the fifth. … Carl Pavano (2-3, 4.91) takes the mound for the Twins on Saturday against Max Scherzer (3-3, 5.79). Pavano has been pitching through some discomfort in his shoulder, but said its been feeling better of late. Scherzer got off to a dreadful start this season, but struck out 15 in his last outing, a win over Pittsburgh. Sean Lee Jersey . “I am extremely excited to be back for another year and looking forward to turning things around,” said Tavares. “We had an off year last season, but that will change in 2013. Harry Carson Jersey . Fifteen goalies were invited to a Hockey Canada goaltender evaluation camp in Calgary last week — 10 trying out for the national junior team, plus five trying to make Canadas summer under-18 team that will compete in the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament in August in Slovakia. Pickard, who plays in the Western Hockey League for the Seattle Thunderbirds, will be joined at the junior evaluation camp — to be held in St. Roddy White Jersey . — The next time Aaron Rodgers steps under centre, it will have been 20 days since he last played for the Green Bay Packers. Robert Griffin III Jersey . Tom Glavine was supposed to get the nod, but the first game of the weekend series was rained out on Friday. That led manager Bobby Cox to tweak the rotation, moving Smoltz to Sundays contest against New Yorks Johan Santana. Jason Witten Jersey . Canada set itself up with the best possible path into the medal round at the IIHF World Hockey Championship after clinching top spot in the Helsinki pool with a 5-1 victory over Belarus on Tuesday.NEWARK, N.J. — Eddie Olczyk remembers the series as if it was yesterday. It was the spring of 1994, and his New York Rangers outlasted the New Jersey Devils in a thrilling, seven-game series to secure the Eastern Conference title. The Rangers went on to win the Stanley Cup. The Devils went home. But Olczyk figured the latter would be back soon. “You just knew it,” Olczyk said. “With Lou Lamoriello in charge, and because of his leadership, you knew they were on the verge of something special. There was no question about it.” He was right. And on Wednesday, the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame honoured both for their accomplishments. Lamoriello, New Jerseys longtime general manager, who has led the Devils to three Stanley Cup titles and five Eastern Conference crowns, was named to this years induction class. Joining Lamoriello as part of the class that will be enshrined in the fall, is Olczyk, now an analyst for NBC Sports, as well as Mike Modano, who won a Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars. “Without a doubt, its a great honour,” Olczyk said. “To be in the same class as professionals like Mike and Lou certainly makes it a great day.” Since Lamoriello took over in 1987, the Devils have secured nine division titles and won the Cup in 1995, 2000, and 2003. New Jersey, as a No. 6 seed this season, defeated the Panthers, Flyers and Rangers to advance to their fifth Cup final lastt month. Jason Witten Nike Jersey. “The common denominators there are the defence, (goaltender) Marty Brodeur, and Mr. Lamoriello,” Olczyk said. “He has proven over the years, through a lot of change, that he can keep the Devils in contention every year.” Modano, who lost the Cup finals to New Jersey in 2000 as a member of the Stars, played in 21 NHL seasons. He finished with 561 goals and 1,374 points, and holds the record for most post-season points (145) by an American. His Stars defeated Buffalo in the 1999 Cup finals. Olczyk was the third overall pick of the 1984 draft by Chicago, and played for 16 years with the Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, Jets, Rangers, Kings and Penguins. “This is definitely one of the highlights of my career,” Olczyk said. “Fortunately, for me, Ive been very lucky to wear a bunch of different hats in this game, and I still feel like I have a lot more to give.” Olczyk finished with 342 goals and 794 points in 1,031 games. His Rangers defeated Vancouver in 1994 to win the Cup. In 1985-86, with Chicago, he had 29 goals and 79 points as a 19-year-old. “Eddies positive impact is felt through the entire organization, starting from the youth hockey level all the way to our players, coaches and front office staff,” Blackhawks president John McDonough said. “He is a great ambassador for the game of hockey and the city of Chicago.” ‘ ‘ ‘