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HOUSTON - Brad Davis scored on a penalty kick in the 82nd minute in his first game back from the World Cup to give the Houston Dynamo a 2-2 tie with the New York Red Bulls on Friday night. Cam Newton Jersey . Houston (5-10-3) ended a club-record five game losing streak. Davis was awarded the penalty kick after New Yorks Chris Duvall was whistled for a handball. Houstons Giles Barnes opened the scoring in the first minute, heading home Kofi Sarkodies cross to end the Dynamos goal drought at 479 minutes. New York (4-5-8) tied it in the 13th minute when Bradley Wright-Phillips ran down a long ball from Eric Alexander and put home a one-touch effort. Wright-Phillips made it 2-1 in the 72nd with his MLS-leading 14th goal of the season, redirecting a cross from Ambroise Oyongo Bitolo. Luke Kuechly Jersey . -- Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford made it through a third straight practice without any setbacks and expects to play in Oaklands regular-season finale against San Diego. Greg Little Womens Jersey . Portland won Game 4 Sunday night at the Moda Center and are now up 3-1. The last time the Blazers won a playoff series came in the 2000 Western Conference semifinals against the Utah Jazz.SAN FRANCISCO - Nationals manager Matt Williams has thought long and hard about his decision to remove Jordan Zimmermann with two outs in the ninth and go to closer Drew Storen, and he stands by it a day later.Williams had extra innings after his ejection to ponder the move Saturday night, then a cross-country flight.He says he would do it again, even if theres some agony involved given Storen blew the save chance and Washington lost to San Francisco 2-1 in 18 innings, putting the Nationals in an 0-2 hole in the NL Division Series.The best-of-five matchup shifts to San Francisco for Game 3 Monday afternoon as Washington tries to save its season.I kicked myself on that. Thats human nature, Williams said Sunday. You kick yourself any time it doesnt work. However, you have to put your guys in position to do their jobs and what they do. So that being said, I dont have a problem with it. It didnt work out. But weve got our best guy who is the closer coming in to pick up the guy that just gave us all he had for 8 2-3rds.Now, could you say that it was the wrong move? Of course you can. You could say that. Could you say it was the right move? Yes, you could say that, as well. It didnt work out. That being said, its, yeah, I kick myself for bringing Drew in and having him tie the game. Beyond that, we had nine more innings to win it. So thats how I look at it.The 96-win Nationals have relied on Storen to finish gaames since he became the regular closer in September when Williams went to a closer-by-committee system and demoted struggling Rafael Soriano. Greg Little Jersey. Storen had 11 saves and a 1.12 ERA in 65 games and 56 1-3 innings, and hadnt allowed an earned run in 23 appearances since Aug. 5.Williams pulled Zimmermann after a two-out walk to Joe Panik. At that point, Zimmermann was pitching a three-hitter and had a 1-0 lead.Buster Posey greeted Storen with a single and Pablo Sandoval followed with an RBI double. It was Storens first post-season appearances since he failed to hold a ninth-inning lead against St. Louis in the deciding Game 5 of the 2012 NLDS.Its all good. Another day. Its nothing new, really. Its just kind of part of it, Storen said Sunday. Its the same stuff weve dealt with all year. Its just a different piece of adversity, and its about coming back and playing our game.Its obviously not ideal to be down 2-0, but we havent lost hope and we know that we can come back and can do this. It just takes one inning, it takes one little thing. Thats the fun thing about playoff baseball, he said.Williams understands the questions surrounding his move, considering the Nationals are now playing to save their season on the road rather than looking to take the lead in the division series.Yeah, could it have been over if one of those two guys makes an out? Yeah, it would have been over, he said. ' ' '