RICHMOND, Va. -- Bernhard Langer expects to play this week in the Dominion Charity Classic after missing the PGA Tour Champions playoff opener last week because of a left knee injury.The 59-year-old German star played nine practice rounds Monday and Tuesday to prepare for the event that starts Friday at The Country Club of Virginias James River Course. He re-aggravated the injury at home doing routine spinning.Its better. Its right now good enough to hit balls and play, Langer said Wednesday. I havent gone more than nine holes, so well find out how it feels after tomorrow because tomorrows 18, no carts. I hate carts anyways, but when youre hurting like this, it would be a help. Looking forward to it and, hopefully, Ill be getting better every day.He pulled out last week in California before the start of the PowerShares QQQ Championship.It wasnt much fun, Langer said. Just going from one doctor to another and resting, icing, doing this and doing that. Nice thing was I had my wife and my daughter with me, so that was a little bit of a distraction, had some nice dinners together.Langer leads the 50-and-over tour with four victories and has wrapped up the season money title with $2,697,459. He tops the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs standings, 1,038,941 points ahead of second-place Colin Montgomerie.The playoff field was cut from 72 to 54 for the event, and Tom Lehman dropped out because of an elbow injury. The top 36 after the week will qualify for the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship next week in Scottsdale, Arizona.Each dollar earned in the first two events is worth two points -- first place is worth $305,000 and 610,000 points this week -- and is added to the regular-season total. At the Charles Schwab Championship, points will be reset so that the top five only have to win to capture the Charles Schwab Cup.The James River Course was designed by William S. Flynn in 1928, renovated by Rees Jones in 1992, and later restored by Lester George.I think its a phenomenal golf course, really in great shape, very traditional, Langer said. You pretty much see what you get, theres no trickery to it. Got to keep it out of the rough, the rough is very punishing. Its that Bermuda grass and may only be 2, 2 1/2, 3 inches long, but that ball sits right down and you cant make decent contact. Get these knuckleballs coming out with no spin, so you dont know how far theyre going to carry or how far theyre going to run, so theres a premium on driving the ball well, hitting the fairways.Tom Pernice Jr. won the playoff opener Sunday at Sherwood. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic . Kozun faked to the forehand and beat Monsters starter, Calvin Pickard, pad side in the second round for the winner. Spencer Abbott also scored in the shootout for the Marlies (25-13-4). 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Indian mens hockey team conceded a late goal to lose 2-1 against reigning double Olympic champions Germany in their second Pool B match of the Rio Olympics on Monday.After weathering Indias attacks for the majority of the game, the Germans exerted tremendous pressure on the Indian defence in the final two minutes and stole the win with just 3.1 seconds from full time.Christopher Ruhr scored the winner for Germany with a deflection from close range to dash the PR Sreejesh-led sides hopes.Earlier, Germany took the lead against the run of play through a field goal from Niklas Wellen (18th minute) before Rupinder Pal Singh (23rd) drew parity for India by converting his third penalty corner of the Games.The win helped Germany keep their successful run intact against India since 1996. India last defeated Germany in Olympics way back in the Atlanta Games when they secured a 3-0 victory.Despite the loss, the Indians can take heart from the fact that they dished out a much better display against Germany today than what they managed in the recent past, which includes a 3-3 draw againsst a depleted German side in the Champions Trophy in London and 0-4 thrashing in Valencia just prior to the Olympics.ddddddddddddIndia started the match as underdogs going by the recent record against the Germans, who were in search of their third successive Olympic gold, but it turned out to a very closely contested battle.It was 0-0 between the two sides after the first two quarters, with both teams showcasing some good attacking and defending skills.The Indians had the better share of exchanges in the first quarter and put the opposition under tremendous pressure midway through the first quarter, but the German defence did just enough to avert any crisis.It was India who had the first scoring chance in the 11th minute but Nikkin Thimmaiahs backhand shot from an Akashdeep Singh feed was padded away by an alert Nicolas Jacobi in front of German goal.In their opening encounter, India had defeated Ireland 3-2. 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