Jack Watts has continued his transformation from AFL whipping boy to cult hero by helping Melbourne edge Gold Coast by two points.Both sides were guilty of cringe-worthy turnovers and simple set-shot misses despite perfect conditions at a sun-soaked MCG on Sunday.Nonetheless, it culminated in an after-the-siren finish as the Demons prevailed 9.12 (66) to 9.10 (64).Watts booted his third goal with a tick over two minutes remaining in the match.He then stepped up at the other end of the ground, marking in the goal square to seemingly deny Gold Coast victory.But Watts passed to teammate Bernie Vince, who picked out Suns spearhead Tom Lynch before the siren sounded.Lynch, kicking from beyond the 50m arc and tucked up on the boundary line, was unable to make the distance.It was great reward for (Watts) to kick the winning goal, Demons coach Paul Roos said.It was indicative of his game today. He was the standout player for us, certainly.We used him in a lot of different roles ... his game was exceptional and the difference between us winning and losing.Its great to see him with a smile on his face ... I love Jack. Hes one of the best people Ive met in footy and to see him get the reward is really exciting.Melbourne gave up a three-goal head start before Watts steadied, kicking his sides first goal in the 24th minute of the match.The Demons busted the low-scoring affair open in the second term with three goals in three-and-a-half minutes, including two to Aaron Vandenberg.The third quarter was unremarkable with the exception of a bruising collision between James Harmes and Kade Kolodjashnij.The Suns hit the front in the final term after booting three consecutive goals, including a showstopper from Jarrad Grant, but the Demons rallied.Its a big win today. I wouldnt underestimate the importance for us as a club and them as a group of players, Roos said.Sometimes those wins are as important, if not more important, than a 10-goal win or a win against a team youre not expected to beat.It was Melbournes eighth win for the season.A further victory in the final four rounds will make it the clubs best year since 2006, when they most recently reached the finals.Suns coach Rodney Eade praised his sides effort, especially that of Lynch.It was a difficult kick. It was a pretty good shot, actually, Eade said.He did pretty well. It was a long shot and a tough angle I didnt expect him to kick it, but he gave it a good shake.Theyre disappointed, but I think we are getting a lot of belief among the group. Wholesale Shoes From China .5 million, one-year contract on Friday. Hawkins, who turns 41 in December, will compete with Rex Brothers for the closers role at spring training. Wholesale Shoes Brands . A forerunning sled crashed into the worker Thursday at the Sanki Sliding Center. The unidentified worker broke both legs and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. http://www.wholesaleshoes.us.org/ . -- Claudio Bieler hadnt scored since early September, and not from the run of play since mid-July. Replica Shoes Wholesale China . Newcastle dominated in the early stages but City weathered the storm and then raised its game in extra time. Negredo broke the deadlock from close range after a simple move in the 99th minute before Dzeko took the ball round goalkeeper Tim Krul to seal the victory in the 105th. Wholesale China Shoes Free Shipping . It was the second consecutive win for the Pacers (2-5), who lost their first five preseason games. Jeff Teague led the Hawks (1-5) with 17 points and eight assists and Al Horford had 12 points and seven rebounds. Mike Scott scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half. PHILADELPHIA -- The Nashville Predators needed a little luck for their first shootout win of the season.Filip Forsberg got the tying goal midway through the third period and Ryan Ellis had the only score in the shootout, helping Nashville give the Philadelphia Flyers their second straight loss, 2-1 on Monday night.The Flyers had won 10 straight before losing to the Dallas Stars on Saturday.Nashville got its first win in extra time and Ellis his first successful shootout conversion this season. The Predators were 0-5 in overtime and shootouts.Ellis goal stood because Pekka Rinne stopped all three Philadelphia attempts, including a sprawling stop to end it against Jakub Voracek.I got lucky on the last one, Rinne said. He already deked me out and I was just doing the snowman. Luckily, he didnt put it in, so Ill take it any day.Rinne stopped 31 shots, and Steve Mason had 30 saves for Philadelphia.Theres no excuse, said Mason, who played in his 200th game as a Flyer, fourth on the teams career list. Weve got to find ways to come back and have energy and win a hockey game.Defenseman Andrew MacDonald scored for the Flyers midway through the first period.After trailing 1-0 entering the third, the Predators tied it with 8:14 remaining when Forsberg planted himself in front of Mason and redirected a point shot by Matt Irwin for his fourth goal of the season.Forsbergs goal came on the Predators 22nd shot and ruined Masons bid for his first shutout since March 5.Rinne, meanwhile, entered the game needing 11 saves to get to 12,000 in his career and he got there quickly, stopping 15 of 16 shots in the opening period.Pekka was phenomenal for us, Ellis said. I think it could have been a llot worse in that first period.dddddddddddd He kept us in it. On the penalty kill, he made some big saves and some big blocks. If anything is going to be successful, you are going to need your goalie to be your best player. Tonight was no different. Pekka was great. We finally found a way to win a shootout.MacDonald got his second goal of the season. Right wing Jakub Voracek threaded a backhand pass through two Predators to MacDonald at the right point. His shot appeared to hit Ellis in the arm, changed direction and bounced past Rinne.The Flyers outshot the Predators 16-8 in the opening period and had a chance to double their lead early in the second when Predators defensemen Adam Pardy and Roman Josi took penalties 36 seconds apart. Defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere rang a shot off the post and Mike Fisher blocked two shots to keep the Predators lead at 1-0.Nashville had a chance to tie it midway through the second period when Claude Giroux clipped Craig Smith in the chin for a high-sticking double minor. The Flyers stopped all four shots during the power play to improve to 15 for 15 killing penalties in their last five games.Game notes Predators D P.K. Subban did not make the teams trip to Philadelphia and sat out his second straight game with an upper-body injury. Veteran D Adam Pardy, recalled from AHL Milwaukee earlier in the day, took Subbans spot in the lineup. Subban is doubtful for Tuesday nights game against the Devils.UP NEXTFlyers: Host the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.Predators: Visit the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. ' ' '