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SASKATOON ? L. Michael Bennett Seahawks Jersey .P. Dumoulin finally got the oval-track win he was looking for. The road-course ace from Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, came out on top in a wild green-white-checkered finish to the Velocity Prairie Thunder 250 Wednesday in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 action at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway. Dumoulin and Joey McColm stayed out when the leaders pitted under caution inside of 10 laps to go to setup a dramatic finish on the .333-mile progressive-banked track. On the restart, new leader McColm get loose coming to the white flag and Dumoulin powered to the front. He then held off Jason Hathaway and Scott Steckly in a race to the checkered flag. It was the third career Canadian Tire Series victory for Dumoulin in the No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge. His first two came on the road course at Ontarios Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in 2013. He also took over the championship points lead by 10 over JR Fitzpatrick. Behind Steckly, Andrew Ranger and Alex Tagliani brought home the top five. Like race winner Dumoulin, it was the best career oval finish for Tagliani. McColm salvaged a sixth-place finish, followed by Fitzpatrick, D.J. Kennington, Noel Dowler and Eric Thiering. It was shaping up to be a second straight victory at Auto Clearing for Steckly, who paced both practices and captured the pole earlier in the day. The defending event and series champion led the first 80 circuits from the pole and a race-high 153 in total. He had a commanding lead late in the race as he led 72 laps during an extended green-flag run -- putting all but five other cars down a lap -- before the final caution came out. McColm and Dumoulin had pitted much earlier in the race (Dumoulin on Lap 36) for their right side tires; drivers were allowed a maximum of two tires for this event. That left them out to fend off the challenge of Steckly and Co. on fresh tires. The race featured eight lead changes among five different drivers. Dumoulins only two laps led were the last two of the event. The Velocity Prairie Thunder 250 will premiere on TSN on Saturday, July 26 at 3 p.m. and on RDS2 on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. The Canadian Tire Series will return to action on Saturday, July 26 at Autodrome St. Eustache (Quebec) with the National 250. NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pres. by Mobil 1-Velocity Prairie Thunder 250Unofficial ResultsWednesdayAt Auto Clearing Motor SpeedwaySaskatoon, Sask.Lap length: 0.333 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (4) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivi?res, Que., Dodge, 251 laps, 60.874 mph.2. (5) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Chevrolet, 251.3. (1) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 251.4. (3) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 251.5. (6) Alex Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Dodge, 251.6. (8) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Dodge, 251.7. (12) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Ayr, Ont., Chevrolet, 251.8. (11) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 250.9. (7) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 250.10. (17) Erica Thiering, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 250.11. (15) Stefan Rzadzinski, Edmonton, Alta., Dodge, 249.12. (14) Nick Jewell, Fort Frances, Man., Dodge, 248.13. (13) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 237.14. (10) Mark Dilley, Barrie, Ont., Ford, 199.15. (2) Steve Mathews, New Liskeard, Ont., Chevrolet, 157.16. (18) Dennis Laforce, Athabasca, Alta., Chevrolet, 124, fan belt.17. (16) Ian Admiraal, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 113, electrical.18. (9) James Van Domselaar, Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Chevrolet, 103, drive shaft.19. (19) Jason Hankewich, Kindersley, Sask., Chevrolet, 0, did not start. Race StatisticsTime of Race: 1 hour 22 minutes 23 secondsMargin of Victory: .154 secondsFastest Qualifier: S.Steckly (82.020 mph, 14.616 seconds)Caution Flags: 7 for 46 laps.Lead Changes: 8 among 5 drivers.Lap Leaders: S. Steckly 1-79; J. McColm 80-112; A. Ranger 113-127; J. Hathaway 128-170; S. Steckly 171-172; J. Hathaway 173; S. Steckly 174-245; J. McColm 246-249; L. Dumoulin 250-251. Standings: 1. L. Dumoulin, 209; 2. J. Fitzpatrick, 199; 3. A. Ranger, 191; 4. J. Hathaway, 187; 5. D. Kennington, 183; 6. S. Steckly, 175; 7. N. Dowler, 159; 8. J. McColm, 151; 9. A. Tagliani, 141; 10. S. Mathews, 125. Steven Hauschka Camo Jersey . Van Riemsdyk scored twice and Nikolai Kulemin picked up the game-winner as Toronto snapped a three-game losing skid with a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres. The Maple Leafs (12-7-1) placed the newly acquired Holland on its top line between Phil Kessel and van Riemsdyk. Percy Harvin Seahawks Jersey . -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is listed as probable to return to the lineup Sunday against the New Orleans Saints after missing the past three games with a high ankle sprain.NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis soared to the rim, the ball held high above his head in his outstretched right hand. Orlandos Glen Davis tried to get in the way, only to be driven back into the padding under the basket as the Pelicans forward slammed home a windmill jam. New Orleans 20-year-old star took a triumphant stride over the baseline and glared intensely at the crazed crowd, his arms stiff at his side. The play gave New Orleans an eight-point lead with 1:24 left, punctuating a memorable all-around performance that lifted the Pelicans to a 100-92 victory over the Magic on Sunday night. "I just decided to go up strong, try to dunk it," Davis said. "That just energized the crowd, kind of deflated (Orlando) a little bit and got us going. That was a big play. Thats what we needed." Davis finished with 22 points, a career-high 19 rebounds and seven blocked shots. It marked the first time since the franchise was founded as the Charlotte Hornets in 1988 that a player on the club had that many points, rebounds and blocks in the same game. "His ability to finish in traffic and over top of defenders is second to none," Pelicans coach Monty Williams said. "When the moment was there tonight, he took over and thats what All-Stars do." It isnt certain Davis will be on the Western Conference squad when New Orleans hosts the NBA All-Star game Feb. 16. He wasnt voted in by fans as a starter, but could be selected by coaches as a reserve. "Im not really worried about that. Im worried about winning," Davis said. "We know were not where we want to be record-wise. Thats what weve got to focus on, what Ive got to focus on. ... If it happens, it happens, but Im trying to get more wins for the team." Davis may very well get a vote from Magic coach Jacque Vaughn, who expressed concerns about containing Davis before the game, then saw his fears realized. "I prefer not to be proven correct,&" Vaughn said. Robert Turbin Seahawks Jersey. . "Hes a great talent. ... He was trouble for us throughout the course of the night." Davis had seven of his rebounds on the offensive end, part of the reason New Orleans had 14 second-chance points. "Weve slowed him down before on the offensive glass, but tonight, he had his way with us," Magic forward Kyle OQuinn said. Tyreke Evans scored 13 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to help ensure New Orleans first back-to-back wins in nearly a month. Led by Arron Afflalos 25 points, the Magic twice got as close as three points late in the fourth quarter, the last time on Tobias Harris runner with 4:26 to go. Victor Oladipo 18 points and five steals for Orlando, while Harris added 17 points and nine rebounds and Jameer Nelson scored 15 points. Brian Roberts had 15 points and Eric Gordon 14 for the Pelicans. Orlando outshot New Orleans 46.8 per cent (36 of 77) to 45.7 per cent (37 of 81), but New Orleans outscored Orlando at the foul line, 21-15, and outrebounded the Magic 48-32. New Orleans also converted 17 Magic turnovers into 30 points. The Magic, who have lost 13 of 15 games, never led during the final three quarters, but kept it close much of the second half. New Orleans led 62-58 after a 6-0 Magic spurt during which Oladipo hit two free throws, converted a steal from Gordon into a fast-break dunk, then stole the ball from Roberts to set up Afflalos layup. Gordon halted the surge with a step-back jumper from 19 feet, and Anthony Davis two-handed jam capped an 11-2 run that put the Pelicans back up by 13. Orlando closed the third quarter with Afflalos 3 and two layups by Nelson, and cut New Orleans lead to 75-71 on ETauwn Moores floater to open the fourth quarter. Evans responded with a reverse layup as he was fouled, and scored all 10 Pelicans points through the first 6:33 of the final period to help New Orleans maintain a slim lead. ' ' '

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