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LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland - Canadian Alex Harvey captured a silver medal at the Tour de Ski cross-country skiing competition Tuesday. Brandon Graham Jersey . The native of St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que., was in the middle of the pack for most of the freestyle sprint final but blasted down the hill into the stadium to reach the final straightaway in fourth spot, where he reeled in two Norwegians to lock up second place. American Simeon Hamilton won gold while Norways Martin Johnsrud Sundby was third. "My tactics were perfect all day," said Harvey. "I wanted to leave a little gap at the top of the last hill, but still be close enough to carry the draft. I was able to do that and generated a huge amount of speed around the final corner into the finish stretch." It was the ninth World Cup medal for the 25-year-old and second of the 2013 Tour de Ski. He opened the seven-race Tour through Europe with a victory on Saturday. Harvey extended his Tour lead approaching the midway mark of the gruelling event, which showcases all race disciplines. The Canadian will wear the overall leaders bib in Wednesdays 15-kilometre classic-ski mass start race in Switzerland. "It is awesome to have the leaders bib," he said. "Every day I start with it on my shoulders is extra special. Maybe not as big, but this is still like the Tour de France for us. It is a big event for our sport." Devon Kershaw, of Sudbury, Ont., is eighth spot overall after qualifying in 56th Tuesday. Distance specialist, Ivan Babikov, of Canmore, Alta., placed 97th on Tuesday. Hamilton, meantime, announced himself as a possible medal contender for the Sochi Olympics. "I didnt think I had it until I was like five feet across the line. I just focused on skiing through the finish," Hamilton said. "It turned out well, so Im psyched." In the womens sprint, Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg beat fellow Norwegian Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen to take the overall Tour lead from their countrywoman Marit Bjoergen, who was eliminated in the quarter-finals. "It was an amazing day for me," Oestberg said. "I had a good feeling (and) in the end I was the strongest, and its a great feeling." Denise Herrmann of Germany was third. Perianne Jones of Almonte, Ont., was the top Canadian in 39th spot while Daria Gaiazova of Banff, Alta., placed 45th. The Tour de Ski is part of the overall World Cup and features seven stages in three countries. It ends Jan. 5 in Val di Fiemme, Italy. — With files from The Associated Press Torrey Smith Jersey . Cavaliers shooting guard Craig Ehlo makes a solid play on the ball, but still Jordan hits the amazing shot. Lane Johnson Jersey . He spent the rest of the game making up for lost playing time. Green scored a career-high 36 points, including eight in overtime, and the Phoenix Suns beat Denver 112-107 on Tuesday night to hand the Nuggets their fifth consecutive loss.In Edmonton, HOPE is a four letter word. Yet, one more time, Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish faced the media to explain the direction of his team, or in the eyes of many, lack of direction. MacTavish stood in there. Like a pi?ata at a 10-year-olds birthday party, he took the blows , but he didnt back down, swinging back when lumped in with those accused of bad decision-making in the past. I’ve been on the job for 18 months, so you want to lop me in, but I had nothing to do with management, so don’t lop me into a situation of power and influence in the management level of this organization, I’ve been on the job for 20 months,” MacTavish fired back. MacTavish, Kevin Lowe and Bob Nicholson gathered yesterday along with a group of Edmonton’s management types to dissect the carcass of an Oilers team whose playoff dreams are virtually dead a mere 26 games into the regular season. This meeting, one of many of late, lasted a few hours and covered every scenario this brain trust could muster to improve the team, both now and in the future. Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins wasnt invited because his job was on the line and while the specifics arent clear, there is a strong sense MacTavish continued to defend his coach and convinced those above that coaching is not the issue. MacTavish leaves the bullet in the chamber, for now, but hes also left us to wonder how he intends on filling the massive holes in his roster after implying in his media availability his core three forwards - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle - are not for sale. Loyalty is one of MacTavishs strongest attributes; it may also be a fatal flaw. The Oilers dont have a recognized top defence pair. They lack a legitimate No. 1 goaltender and No. 2 centre. Collectively, these shortfalls are the primary reasons for this teams ongoing struggles. Acquiring the players to fill these holes in season is a tough task; excluding Hall or Eberle as trade bait makes it next to impossible. If the untouchable label has been placed on the fortunate few, thats going to change in the off-season when teams have mmore flexibility to make bigger and more meaningful deals. Dallas Thomas Jersey. Its unlikely RNH will become a target given his play and value as a top-line centre. But Hall, Eberle, Nail Yakupov, Justin Schultz, and David Perron will be high on any list of players in play at the Draft when they shift from being Oilers to assets. In the meantime, more executive meetings in Edmonton with Pro and Amateur scouting changes are expected as this team sharpens its focus on a top-heavy Draft they would rather not to have to depend on. In other news... Hockey Newfoundland (HockeyNL) may have to wait at least another year before an age change proposal for minor hockey across Canada is put to vote. Hockey Canadas annual meeting will wrap up Saturday in Ottawa and its believed the much anticipated vote to adjust the ages for levels between atom and midget will be tabled for at least another year for further study. HockeyNL proposed an age change that would see all levels from Atom to Midget shift by one year. For example, a player in his second year of Bantam this season would play a third year of Bantam next season to realign the age brackets to where they were prior to change in 2001. HockeyNL reportedly says it is seeing a significant number of 15-year-olds dropping out in the current system which is jeopardizing its Midget programs. (HockeyNL proposal) Atom: current age 9-10 would change to 10-11. Pee Wee: current age 11-12 would change to 12-13. Bantam: current age 13-14 would change to 14-15. Midget: current age 15-17 would change to 16-17. While this proposal has been on the table for months, few outside of federation offices and governing minor hockey associations knew the details of exactly what was to be voted on in Ottawa on Saturday. Hopefully, by opting for further study, local associations as well as parents can get up to speed on the particulars of the plan and potential impact on their teams. TSN will be in sunny Boca Raton, Florida next week for the NHLs Board of Governors meetings. Tune in for Insider Trading on Tuesday on Sportscentre and TSN.ca. Cheap Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys China Jerseys NFL Cheap Stitched Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Jerseys 2019 ' ' '