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SOCHI, Russia -- Canada is appealing the final results of the mens skicross at the Sochi Olympics in an effort to get fourth-pl

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SOCHI, Russia -- Canada is appealing the final results of the mens skicross at the Sochi Olympics in an effort to get fourth-place finisher Brady Leman of Calgary bumped up to gold. Frank Gore Super Bowl Jersey . The French team swept the podium in the event. The Canadian Olympic Committee, along with the Slovenian Olympic Committee, are alleging that French team staffers changed the shaping of the athletes ski pants for better aerodynamics. The ad hoc division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport is scheduled to hear the case Saturday night. Leman finished fourth in the final to Jean-Frederic Chapuis, Arnaud Bovolenta and Jonathan Midol of France in Thursdays competition. Slovenias Filip Flisar placed second in the small final and would be bumped to bronze if the appeal is won. Russia would win the silver. The Canadians and Slovenians initially requested that the world governing body of skiing disqualify the French competitors. But the FIS competition jury decided the protests couldnt be heard because they werent filed on time after the race. A decision by the CAS is expected Sunday. The Canadian Olympic Committee didnt immediately respond to an email request for comment. Leman reached Thursdays final after dominating the two previous rounds, but got off to a slow start in the medal round and then fell while trying furiously to catch up. "I was in disbelief, almost, when I was lying there," he said after the race. "But its part of skicross." It was a second Olympics in a row to end in disappointment for Leman. At the Vancouver Games, he didnt get to compete after fracturing a leg during a practice run. "I just feel slightly better, right now, than I did in Vancouver," he said. "It sucked watching my teammates from the stands, and all I wanted here is a chance. "I gave myself a really good chance today, and that Im really proud of that, but it sucks to be so close to the podium." Leman shrugged off talk he may have been intentionally shut out by the French skiers. He fell too far behind from the start and only briefly had a one-on-one battle with the last of the three leaders. "No, they were all trying for it, they were going for it," he said. "They skied the same as if it had been three different nations." "Everyone was trying to pass and thats in part why I ended up getting stuck on the outside. I probably should have tried going inside, but we have to make split-second decisions. You cant get them all (right) over a day of skicross. At some point you run out of luck -- like I did a couple of hundred metres short." Jaquiski Tartt Super Bowl Jersey . Tensions rose in the first period when Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik hit Bruins forward Loui Eriksson with what appeared to be a clean hit. Dee Ford Super Bowl Jersey . The former Toronto FC designated player played three of his 15 professional seasons with the team. https://www.49ersrookiestore.com/49ers-Robbie-Gould-Jersey/ .m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE Packers by 3RECORD VS. SPREAD New England 7-4, Green Bay 5-5-1SERIES RECORD Tied 5-5.CALGARY -- When youre on a roll, sometimes good things happen. Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks were proof of that on Wednesday night. Kane scored twice including the game-winner with 18 seconds left as the Blackhawks, aided by a few lucky bounces, scored three straight goals in the third period to win 3-2 over the Calgary Flames. Kanes team-leading 14th and 15th goals give him a career-high 12-game points streak. "Its nice to be on a streak like that, try to produce consistently. I think the biggest thing is just to try and go into every game with a clean slate and take it for what it is," Kane said. "You have the chance to play with good players, playing on a pretty hot power play right now, youre going to get some points." The game-winner came after Sven Baertschi lost the puck at the Flames blue-line. Niklas Hjalmarssons shot caromed sharply off the skate of Calgary defenceman Chris Butler and went straight to Kane at the side of the net. "It just came right to me. I tried to spin around and my first reaction was to try and pass but I ended up flipping it on net and lucky enough, it went in," Kane said. Similar good fortune was on his side when Kane ignited the comeback at 9:42 of the third. Dashing down the left wing, as he attempted to send a centring pass to Andrew Shaw in front, the puck deflected off the stick of Flames defenceman Kris Russell instead and beat a surprised Berra inside the goal post. "Maybe you think hes charmed because he makes a play like that and it goes in for him," said Chicago coach Joel Quenneville. "He does have the puck a lot and eventually hell get his turn and hell get his A-plus chance. Might not have the A-plus-plus chances tonight but he scored a couple." Fifty-six seconds later, Marian Hossa sent a pass into the slot that deflected off Patrick Sharps stick and bounced into the net to tie the game. "Sharps goes off his stick. I dont think he was even ready for it. It just bounces off his stick and rolls in. The last one, not a hard shot either," said Baertschi. "Its just one of those games." The wild finish erased what had been two-and-a-half solid periods from the Flames and goaltender Reto Berra. "Reto kept us in the game and he did everything he could then stuff like that happens?" said Baertschi. "There are nights like that where you work really hard for it and you think you deserve it but in the end you walk out with a kick in the butt." The league-leadiing Blackhawks (18-4-4) improve to 4-1-0 with two stops to go on their seven-game road trip. Jimmie Ward Super Bowl Jersey. "I think its a group thats familiar with the situation of being down going into the third period and weve been good at coming back and winning games or getting a point out of those games," said Kane. Matt Stajan and Sean Monahan with his ninth goal, tying him for the team lead with Mike Cammalleri, replied for Calgary (8-12-4). The Flames are 1-5-2 in their last eight games at home. Flames coach Bob Hartley said his team was aware all night of Chicagos quick strike ability. "That was something we were trying to guard against because number one, we know the firepower of that team. They basically did the same trick to the Vancouver Canucks a few night ago," Hartley said. "You make a few mistakes and they are so skilled they will make you pay for it and its too bad because I thought we played very well and we showed up to play." Antti Raanta finished with 20 saves in his first NHL start. Recalled from the minors on Nov. 17 when Nikolai Khabibulin went on injured reserve, he stopped 14-of-16 shots a week ago in Colorado in relief of Corey Crawford in his only previous appearance. "It was a pretty nice feeling. Didnt have to go to overtime or a shootout so thats the main thing," said 24-year-old Raanta. "I felt pretty good all game long. Had a couple good saves in the first period and I got that feeling of confidence. Of course, a couple goals just over the pad to the glove side. With those types of goals, you want to catch them for a highlight save but we got three goals and we take two points and thats the main thing." Berra made his 10th start in the last 11 games for the Flames. He finished with 27 saves to fall to 3-5-2. It was Berras second start against Chicago. In his memorable NHL debut on Nov. 3, he made 42 saves in a 3-2 overtime victory at the United Center. Notes: Hossa returned to the line-up after missing two games for personal reasons... Flames have placed LW TJ Galiardi (back) on injured reserve and recalled RW Max LW Max Reinhart from Abbotsford (AHL) ... Calgary D Mark Giordano (broken ankle) is back skating with the club although no return date is known. Teammate LW Curtis Glencross (knee) hopes to be back on the ice next week. The two veterans have missed 16 and nine games, respectively ... Flames were coming four days off. Other than the Olympic break, they will not go that long between games the rest of the season. ' ' '

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