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Southampton will travel north to Hull City on Sunday with the wind beneath their wings. Renell Wren Jersey .The Saints (3-4-3) enjoyed the clubs greatest ever European night on Thursday with a 2-1 comeback win over the admittedly-diminished Italian giants Inter Milan. It was a deserved victory for a team that thoroughly outplayed Internazionale both home and away -- although they did succumb to an unfortunate defeat in Milan a fortnight ago.The Saints performance further strengthened the belief that they are a team capable of challenging for at least a top-six spot in Premier League again this season. Manager Claude Puel insists it is important that his players are able to transfer their Inter performance into domestic action.Its important now to forget this game against Inter Milan and now its another competition and an important game for us against Hull City, Puel said. It will be important to have a good result just before the international break for the mind and the confidence, and also because we dont have a lot of points in the Premier League.Its important to be in the top half of the Premier League.Hull City (2-1-7), meanwhile, are in a whole heap of trouble.The Tigers have lost six on the bounce, conceding more goals than any other team in the division while scoring fewer than all except bottom-feeders Sunderland heading into this weekends play.And its not just stats that suggest Hull could be under threat of an immediate return to the second tier of English football. They have flip-flopped between tactical styles and team lineups, with manager Mike Phelan so far appearing incapable of creating a functioning first team out of the available players.However, the former Manchester United assistant manager is not panicking just yet.Its a big learning curve for all of us, Phelan said. Im relishing it. Its not fazing me. Im not depressed or down and Im pretty confident. Its about settling everything down. With the quality weve got and the togetherness were trying to get, Im sure we can achieve something.(Southampton) have a squad comparable to any top team in the Premier League. They are a club on the up and we will have to be at our best to be competitive.Hulls injury crisis is beginning to ease, but Phelan will still be without defenders Alex Bruce and Andy Robertson for Sundays fixture. Robert Snodgrass and Dieumerci Mbokani both also struggling to shake off knocks in time to feature.Southamptons Shane Long, Matty Targett and Cedric Soares remain unavailable due to injury, but Puel rotated his team slightly for Thursdays Europa League tie so he should have fresh legs to call upon.Hulls record against the Saints is worse than against any other Premier League club. All four top-flight meetings have ended in defeat for the Tigers. Nick Vigil Jersey . Pettersen, winner of last years Evian Championships, had nine birdies and three bogeys, holding off a series of challengers led by Marion Ricordeau of France. The second-ranked Norwegian made her season debut after missing the LPGA Tours opening event last month in the Bahamas because of a shoulder injury. Shawn Williams Jersey .com) - The red-hot Los Angeles Kings will try to extend their winning streak to a season-high seven games when they visit the Edmonton Oilers for Sundays clash at Rexall Place. . Detroit and Boston are deadlocked, 1-1, and Tigers manager Jim Leyland could be forgiven if he was caught rationalizing instead of dissecting how his club could blow a 5-1 lead late in Game 2. PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are a decade into partnership that has helped guide the Pittsburgh Penguins to a pair of Stanley Cups, three combined MVP awards, four scoring titles and a seemingly endless wave of GIF-worthy goals.It hasnt always been easy. There was the language barrier when Malkin first arrived from Russia in 2006 to join Crosby as the linchpins of a franchise trying to restore itself to its former glory. The natural growing pains that come when two supremely talented players try to figure things out. The giddy celebration in Detroit in 2009 that ended with Crosby raising the Cup, a triumph that seemed destined to be the launching point of a dynasty.When it didnt happen thanks to six years of good but never consistently great hockey, the two remained committed to each other. The payoff came during Pittsburghs renaissance under coach Mike Sullivan last spring, when the Penguins sprinted to a championship with their two cornerstone players leading the way.At the end of the day we both chose to be here and want to play together and thats not always the case on every team, Crosby said Tuesday. I think theres a lot of respect there.A sentiment that will be put to the test -- at least briefly -- when Crosby and Team Canada face Malkin and Team Russia in a World Cup of Hockey exhibition on Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center, the final tuneup before both squads before the tournament opens later this week in Toronto.Its not the first time the Crosby and Malkin have been on opposite sides during international play. Six years ago, Crosby and Canada torched Malkin and the Russians 7-3 in the Olympic quarterfinals on the way to gold. Yet Wednesday will mark the first time when both stars will be at home, even if Malkin will end up getting dressed in the visiting locker room.Yes, Malkin knows the way.Its weird, Malkin said. But I dont know how the fans feel, but I hope they support us.That wont be in question. The curious sight of Crosbys No. 87 and Malkins No. 71 in different hued sweaters on Pittsburghs home ice will be jarring. Not nearly as jarring, though, as the prospect of both of them chasing after a loose puck in the corner with different agendas.Seeing two of the best players in the game getting aftter it would make for great theater, which is exactly what the NHL had in mind when it brought the World Cup back. Keaton Sutherland Jersey. Yet it may also produce a dash of anxiety for the front office that pays Crosby and Malkin millions to line the rafters at Consol with banners.Its a danger both are well aware of, and theyre hardly the only pair of teammates who will find themselves putting country before NHL team chemistry during the tournament. While Crosby allows theres always the risk of running into each other, at some point youve got to just let that part go and focus on playing the game.Youre not necessarily thinking `Thats my teammate, in a split second, Crosby said. Sometimes you might not even know who has the puck.Even if Crosby and Malkin are unmistakable with a stick in their hands. Crosby anticipates the smack talk to be kept at a minimum, but didnt rule out making a run at Malkin if the moment requires it.If we do, itll be in good fun, Crosby said with a laugh. Were both pretty intense so it could happen. You never know.Malkin expects there to be a little chirping, too, but for an entirely different reason. Turns out Crosby is such a motormouth on the ice Malkin doesnt even bother trying to keep up.Sid talks too much every game, Malkin said. He talks too quick for me. Actually, when hes mad, I dont understand. But hes funny.All kidding aside, the two find themselves with vastly different missions heading to Toronto. The two-time defending Olympic champions are heavy favorites to stand atop the podium on the same soil where the sport was invented.The Russians, meanwhile, will try to erase the memory of a forgettable 2014 Olympics in Sochi when they were knocked out in the quarterfinals at home. The pressure will be firmly on Canada, giving Russia a chance to play the role of underdog, if a team that includes Malkin and Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin can be considered one.We lost the last two Olympics before, Malkin said. Its a new challenge for the national team and we have a great team right now ... its an amazing time to be here in my second `home town playing for the national team. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '

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