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WINNIPEG -- Glenn Howard played a game that was memorable for all the wrong reasons at the Canadian curling trials Tuesday night. The four-time world champion from Penetanguishene, Ont., allowed 2010 Olympic gold medallist Kevin Martin to score four in the ninth end in a 9-7 come-from-behind victory. "Thats the worse loss of my life, right there," said Howard, 51, whos also won four Briers. The victory lifted Martins record to 4-0, keeping the Edmonton skip as one of only two undefeated rinks at the trials, which will determine Canadas mens and womens teams at next years Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Howards rink drops to 1-3. Reigning Canadian champion Brad Jacobs from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., has also yet to lose a game after he beat Calgarys Kevin Koe 9-4. Koe is at the bottom of the field with a 0-4 record, while hometown favourite Jeff Stoughton is 1-3 following an 11-5 loss to B.C.s John Morris (3-1). Mike McEwen, Manitobas other mens rink, defeated Torontos John Epping 10-7. McEwen improved to 2-2 and Epping is 1-3. "Its just hard out there," Martin said after a game he described as making him feel "spent." "Its a very emotional day, and games. Every one so far, all four, have just been battles to the last inch." Just over 7,430 fans at the MTS Centre witnessed Howards defeat, which the veteran said came at the hands of some unpredictable ice. That was especially true in the ninth end, when Martin scored the deadly four points to move ahead 8-7. "(Second) Brent (Laing) missed a peel and then the ice got unbelievably straight in the last two or three ends," Howard explained. "I threw a real good shot in my last one in nine and for some reason it didnt curl. I have no idea why. "I was happy with the way I let it go and it ends up being six to eight inches too much ice, which is unreal. Why? Why doesnt it curl there?" The killer in Koe and Jacobs game was the eighth end, when Jacobs was sitting four and Koe, the 2010 world champion, had the hammer and missed. The steal of four ended the match. Competitors have said this week its doubtful any team will go undefeated, and Jacobs was still believing that. "Obviously, anybody can beat anyone out there and its happening," said Jacobs, 28, who got his spot in Winnipeg out of the pre-trials event. "Everyone sees it, so real tough to go undefeated. I totally agree with that statement. Its virtually impossible, Id say, but there is a slight chance and right now were undefeated." Stoughton was discouraged after his loss, which included a bad fourth end. He flashed on his first throw and his second hit a Morris rock and then rolled out. That left Jim Cotter a draw to anywhere in the 12-foot for three and a 4-2 lead. Morris is skip, but throws third rocks. Stoughton looked mad at himself and briefly left the ice. He also failed to blank an end and then Morris went up 6-3 with a deuce in the sixth. "We need a lot of help, and thats too bad," said Stoughton, a 2011 world champion whos making his fifth and last try to get to an Olympics. "We had our fate in our own hands playing John because it would have brought everyone down to two losses and (then) youre basically in a playoff spot." Wholesale Athletics Jerseys . But the young forward is more than willing to shed a little blood if thats what it takes to make the team this season. "It caught me pretty good, dazed me for that shift, but I didnt want to be off the ice for too long," he said after practice, his lip still bleeding a little despite the plastic stitches holding it together. Custom Oakland Athletics Jerseys . "Yeah, [I heard them]," he said. "They made me miss the free throw." A year ago, Lowrys post-game antics may not have been so well received but what was snide and snarky is now endearing quick wit. https://www.cheapathleticsonline.com/. The Giants chances of winning the division were dealt a serious blow by the three-game sweep at the hands of the lowly Padres. The Giants open a three-game series at Dodger Stadium on Monday night. San Francisco is still in good shape to clinch a wild-card berth, although it dropped into a tie with Pittsburgh in the race for the top spot. Athletics Jerseys 2020 . Al Horford said all he had to do was make the catch near the basket and then shoot a soft jumper. Fake Athletics Jerseys . - Urijah (The California Kid) Faber finds himself in an unaccustomed position Saturday night at UFC 175 — on the preliminary card.It takes expert planning and a full-time job to take care of Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor, Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis away from the oche. Ahead of the Premier League Darts play-offs on Thursday at 7pm, live on Sky Sports 2 HD, we asked Sky Sports expert Wayne Mardle to lift the lid on the unheralded but vital job of the helper to a darts player.Who are these little-known folk? Michael van Gerwen Michael van Gerwen hits a 164 checkout against Phil Taylor Mardle said: He has a manager called Will, and you very rarely see Michael anywhere without him.Its a comfort blanket. Michael has reached sports superstardom because hes so good and so recognisable. His little bald head is never going to be mistaken, is he?Hes recognised left, right, and centre so Michael needs someone to say: Were just having a meal, can you come back later? Michael van Gerwen almost pulled off a nine-darter against compatriot Raymond van Barneveld Not everyone is in the mood to say yes for a photo. Sometimes, youre having trouble parking the car, you cant find the parking machine and theres a group of lads stopping you for an autograph. Thats what Will is for.It just takes a little bit of pressure off and allows Michael to be as good as he can possibly be.Phil Taylor Watch the winning leg as Phil Taylor defeated Barney Mardle said: Phil has Bob Glenn, who is more of a right-hand man than a manager. Its easier, if youre driving somewhere, to sleep than do the driving yourself so Phil lets Bob do it.Its the silly things. If Phil fancies a nice salad somewhere, Bob will find a nice bistro and sort iit all out.ddddddddddddTheres not much to worry about if you have one of these aides. Phil Taylor confirmed a play-off spot with a 7-2 win against Robert Thornton Phil likes to be somewhere three hours before he plays so, if theres traffic, Bob works that out accordingly.Bob doesnt care if hes there 10 minutes before the start, but he knows Phil might get agitated if he doesnt get perfect preparation.Bob has been friends with Phil for a long time, and its all about trust. Youve got to know that your man is in your corner.Gary AndersonMardle said: He has a manager and people around him but Gary looks after himself. He and his wife Rachel like doing things together as much as they can. Watch the moment Gary Anderson got his numbers horribly wrong! Hes more family orientated, but some other people need to be looked after. Lewis, for example, needs someone. Adrian LewisMardle said: Lewis has Keith Deller looking out for him, not just financially. Hes making sure that everything they do runs smoothly. Watch Adrian Lewis hit a nine-darter! Keith has known Adrian since he join the PDC in 2003. They just struck up a relationship.Youve got to like someone, then you have to trust them. Unlike Bob and Phil, Adrian has Keith as his manager - very much a professional relationship.Watch the Premier League Darts play-offs from The O2 Arena on Thursday at 7pm, Sky Sports 2 HD. Also See: MVG quickfire quiz On Sky TV Prem Table Sky Live: PL Darts play-offs ' ' '

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