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VALLS, Spain -- Slovenian cyclist Luka Mezgec earned his third stage win of this Volta a Catalunya, edging the pack in the final sprint on Friday. Connor Barwin Jersey . Joaquim Rodriguez maintained the overall lead, with the 218-kilometre (134-mile) ride from Llanars Vall de Camprodon to Valls producing no changes at the top of the general classification. Mezgec, riding for Giant-Shimano, finished the stage in 5 hours, 16 minutes at the front of a large pack. He also won the two opening stages of the seven-day race with sprint finishes. Rodriguez kept his four-second lead over Alberto Contador. Tejay van Garderen remained seven seconds behind. Nairo Quintana trailed by 10 seconds and Tour de France winner Christopher Froome was 17 seconds off the pacesetter. "I hope I can reach the final day with the same advantage," said Rodriguez, who won the Volta in 2010. "We will have to be very attentive and stay focused." Contador downplayed his chances of overtaking Rodriguez. "The remaining course leaves very little margin," Contador said. "For me, the important thing is to recover physically from these tiring days." Saturdays sixth stage will take riders over 172 kilometres (107 miles) from El Vendrell to Vilanova i la Geltru. The race finishes in Barcelona on Sunday. Mark Barron Jersey . - The Seattle Sounders busy off-season continues with the team acquiring defender Chad Marshall from the Columbus Crew in exchange for a 2015 third-round pick and allocation money. Tyler Higbee Jersey .com) -  The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to play spoiler as the Los Angeles Kings will try to match their longest winning streak in over four years in Thursdays battle at Staples Center.SANTA CLARA, Calif. - At midfield, Richard Sherman cradled a game ball in his right hand and took a chomp out of a turkey leg with his left.Seattles do-everything, unguarded cornerback certainly earned his postgame feast after a two-interception night that kept the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks right in the NFC West race with a 19-3 win against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday.Just like 10 months earlier with that game-sealing deflection in the end zone during the NFC championship game, Sherman was in the middle of all the big plays. With Michael Crabtree the target again, too.Sherman set up the only touchdown of the game with another key defensive play in this heated rivalry, then made a second interception with the 49ers driving late, and the Seahawks ended a five-game losing streak on San Franciscos home field.The second one was pretty entertaining. I was laughing the whole time, Sherman said. They threw it. I said, Way to be, way to be.Sherman and Crabtree were at the centre of the decisive play in Januarys NFC title game, when Sherman tipped the ball to Malcolm Smith for an interception with less than a minute remaining in the Seahawks 23-17 victory. Sherman later called Crabtree mediocre.Asked about Crabtree on Thursday, Sherman quipped: History? What history?The Seahawks kept Crabtree and quarterback Colin Kaepernick off balance all night.He said he was throwing to the open man. He didnt care who was out there, Sherman said of Kaepernick. I was the open man.Russell Wilson threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Robert Turbin in the first quarter, and the Seahawks (8-4) won by the same score as their victory over first-place Arizona five days earlier.Big wins, division opponents, and these games count as two to me, safety Earl Thomas said. Were playing together, man. Thats whats so powerful. ... It felt good, it felt like we were alive.Here are five things of note from the Seahawks first visit to new $1.3 billion Levis Stadium:BIG-GAME SHERMAN: It was 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh who turned Sherman into a defensive back during his days at Stanford. Now, hes one of the best.Sherman had the fourth two-interception game of his career with his 22nd and 23rd picks since 2011, most in the NFL.Might these games mean just a little more to Sherman?It could, Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin said. That was his college coach, the Crabtree incident last year. Im pretty sure beating the Niners means a lot more to him than the rest of us.ANGRY OWNER: In the waning momeents with thousands of red seats already empty, 49ers CEO Jed York posted on Twitter: Thank you (hashtag)49ersfaithful for coming out strong tonight. Los Angeles Rams Jerseys. This performance wasnt acceptable. I apologize for that.Kaepernick, whose team has reached three straight NFC title games, couldnt argue. San Francisco (7-5) had a three-game winning streak snapped.Its not acceptable, he said. We didnt perform well. We have a much higher standard for ourselves. ... We have to win out in order to have a shot to get into the playoffs.Even general manager Trent Baalkes daughter, Cassie, apparently got into the Twitter discussion about the teams struggles, calling out offensive co-ordinator Greg Roman. The tweet was quickly removed.Greg Roman can take a hike..the 49ers dont want you no more, the tweet said.NO-SHOW OFFENSE: Left tackle Joe Staley didnt mince words about how awful San Franciscos offence was.We had zero good plays. Zero, Staley said.The 49ers were held to three points or fewer for the first time since a 29-3 Week 2 loss at Seattle last year. And they still must face the Seahawks in 17 days at CenturyLink Field.Kaepernick had the second-lowest passer rating of his career at 36.7, with his only lower mark a 20.1 at Seattle last year. Kaepernick was 16 of 29 for 121 yards, and the 49ers were outgained 379-164.Weve got to reboot, come back and win them all, Harbaugh said.WHAT HOME FIELD? Much of the crowd went home early, so it hardly felt like much of an advantage for the 49ers with any kind of additional noise level.Nothing like what Seattle is used to with its deafening 12th Man. Sherman not only criticized the home crowd for leaving early, but also for yelling vulgar insults throughout. He said someone tossed a bottle as the Seahawks left the field after the game.It didnt matter if we were on the road or not, Thomas said. We silenced the crowd.PENALTY FEST: This one could have been far more lopsided.Seattle committed 14 penalties for 105 yards, including an offensive pass interference by Turbin that negated Paul Richardsons 7-yard touchdown catch midway through the third quarter.Other than this game being a penalty game we pretty much did what were able to do, so it was really good, coach Pete Carroll said. All I can tell you is were working at it. Were playing really hard and really aggressive, so its kind of like last year. 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