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SOCHI, Russia -- Evgeni Plushenkos Olympics are over. Eli Apple Jersey . His competitive career, too. The Russian star retired Thursday just after he withdrew from the mens event at the Sochi Olympics for medical reasons. The 31-year-old Plushenko is the only modern-era figure skater to win medals in four Olympics. He helped Russia win the team gold over the weekend. "I think its God saying, Evgeni, enough, enough with skating," said Plushenko, who originally was hurt in a training session Wednesday. "Age, its OK. But I have 12 surgeries. Id like to be healthy." In warmups before the short program, he fell on a triple axel and said it felt "like a knife in my back." He skated toward his coaches while bent over, then tried to loosen up by skating around the Iceberg rink some more. He then attempted another axel and botched it, shook his head and consulted with coach Alexei Mishin. When Plushenkos name was announced to the crowd seconds later -- to loud applause -- he skated to the event referee and withdrew. Before the latest injury, Plushenko said he planned to go out in style. "I said to myself, Evgeni, you must skate. Its two more days, short and long program," the 2006 Olympic gold medallist said. He also won Olympic silver in 2002 and 2010. Before leaving the ice, he held up both hands to the crowd as if to say he was sorry, and took a small bow. He was Russias only man in the competition, so the host country will have no finisher in the event. Plushenko finished second at the Russian national championships and didnt appear headed for Sochi at all. He was added to the Russian roster late last month after a trial run-through in front of federation officials convinced them he was the countrys best mens option. That decision paid off when he finished second in the team short program and first in the free skate, helping Russia to its first gold of the Sochi Games. In that final full practice Wednesday, he fell three times, but was laughing and joking with Mishin after two of the flops. Mishin even said Plushenko was "ready" for the mens event. That changed Thursday, and when Plushenko limped out of the arena, the cheers turned to mild applause from the stunned audience. "Some people say we had this plan from the very beginning, but we did not," he said. "We were going to go to the end. If I really wished to withdraw after the tem event, I would have." Shy Tuttle Jersey . Rookie Marek Mazanec made 39 saves for his first NHL victory and the Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-2 Saturday night. Teddy Bridgewater Jersey . Sundays game against the Colorado Rapids at B.C. Place Stadium has important implications in determining Major League Soccers playoff picture and will also mark the final game in the career of veteran South Korean defender Young-Pyo Lee. http://www.customsaintsjersey.com/custom-jonathan-goodwin-jersey-large-1032e.html . Blatter, a 75-year-old Swiss executive who has been in office since 1998, was handed a final four-year term as head of footballs governing body in a vote at FIFAs congress. He won 186 votes out of 203 ballots.MUNICH - Bayern Munich cruised past CSKA Moscow with a 3-0 victory in the Champions League on Wednesday that knocked the Russian side out of European competition.Bayern, which had already qualified for the knockout stage as group winners, took the lead when Thomas Mueller converted a penalty in the first half. Sebastian Rode and Mario Goetze added goals late in the match that left CSKA bottom of Group E.Bayern finished with 15 points, while Manchester City joined Bayern in the knockout stage with eight points after beating Roma 2-0 away.Rome finished third and will play in the Europa League when the competition resumes after the winter break.I am very proud of the entire squad, Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said. We lost only one match and we were the better team in every game. We played very seriously today.Bayern easily dominated the match, especially in the second half, when it missed several chances to win by a bigger margin.Guardiola left several regulars on the bench at the start and Bayern did not create much despite having much of the possession.The opening goal came after Bebras Natcho needlessly downed Franck Ribery just inside the box. Mueller took the spot kick and sent Igor Akinfeev the wrong way in the 12th minute for his club-record 24th goal in the Champions League. Deonte Harris Jersey. Moscow nearly equalized shortly afterward but goalkeeper Manuel Neuer foiled Seydou Doumbia by coming off his line.Bayerns game picked up speed in the second half, after Arjen Robben came on and Akinfeev did well to stop the wingers effort.Sergei Ignashevich then made an incredible clearance on the line to kick away Robert Lewandowskis header after more good work from Robben.Midfielder Rode doubled the lead in the 84th after connecting with a cross from Bastian Schweinsteiger at the far post.It is something special to score my first Champions League goal but all I had to do was knock the ball in, the cross was perfect, Rode said. Our goal was to win the group and now we can relax and wait for Mondays draw.Schweinsteiger is making his comeback after ankle and knee injuries and was pleased just to be playing again, completing his first full game since the World Cup in Brazil.When the team functions, it is easy to play well, Schweinsteiger said.Lewandowski, also a second-half substitute, combined well with Robben to provide Goetze with the ball for the final goal in the 90th minute. ' ' '

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