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Jose defender pushed Cooper out of bounds May 25 in the teams
With the Olympic Games wrapping up in Sochi, the debate about who should carry the Canadian flag into the Closing Ceremony can begin. Phil Dawson Patriots Jersey . Its been a successful Games for Canada, which will finish near the top of the medal standings again. From repeat gold medal winners to multiple medal winners to undefeated teams to acts that define the Olympic spirit, there are many solid candidates who could be considered to receive the honour. Who do you think should carry the flag for Canada on Sunday? Four years ago, Alexandre Bilodeau made history by winning Canadas first Olympic gold medal on home soil. He followed that up by defending his title in moguls this year. He is set to retire at seasons end so this would be a fitting way to honour his accomplishments. Bobsledders Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse also won gold in Vancouver, a first in the womens event, and earned their way back to the top of the podium again in Sochi. Jennifer Jones and her rink from Winnipeg didnt lose a game in womens curling, going 9-0 in the round robin before beating Great Britain and Sweden in the playoffs. Canada has shown well in curling since its inception into the Olympics as an official sport in 1998 but has yet to have a flag bearer from the sport. "Were going to have that little OR — Olympic record — next to our name forever," Jones said after the final game. "Its one of those records that can only be tied and never broken. Well always be remembered." Speed skater Denny Morrison has been the lone Canadian athlete to win multiple medals in individual disciplines, taking the silver in the 1,000m event and bronze in the 1,500m. However, if not for the unselfish act of teammate Gilmore Junio, Morrison may have come up empty in Sochi. Junio stepped aside to let Morrison race the 1,000m event and the move paid off for Canada. Morrison then went on to win his bronze medal but it all started with Junio putting the team before himself. "People talk about it as being a huge sacrifice, but I dont see it that way," Junio said. "It was such an easy decision. It was such a simple decision for me. It was about giving Canada a chance to win a medal." It was actually Morrison who started a campaign on Twitter to have Junio carry the flag. "@cdnhappygilmore for Closing Ceremonies flag bearer! This guy showing everything that is Canadian pride and Olympic Pride. #ThankYouGilmore," Morrison tweeted as the #GilForFlagBearer campaign gained popularity. Along the same lines, theres Justin Wadsworth, the cross-country skiing coach who ran onto the course to help a Russian skier who had broken a ski. "I wanted him to have dignity as he crossed the finish line," Wadsworth said. That is the essence of good sportsmanship. The Dufour-Lapointe sisters captured Canadians attention on the first day of competition with Justine winning the gold and Chloe the silver in moguls skiing. And then theres hockey. Forward Marie-Philip Poulin and goaltender Shannon Szabados were key players in Team Canadas march to gold, especially in Thursdays riveting come-from-behind overtime victory. And what if the mens team were to follow suit on Sunday? Should Sidney Crosby or Carey Price warrant some consideration? There are many great candidates who have stood out among the throng of superb athletes in Sochi these past two weeks. But only one individual can carry the flag. Who do you think should have the honour of carrying Canadas colours into the stadium on Sunday? As always, its Your! Call. Irving Fryar Patriots Jersey . Seth Smith hit a towering drive for a tying homer leading off the eighth and Chris enorfia singled home two runs to give the Padres a 3-1 victory against the rival Dodgers in baseballs North American opener Sunday night. Malcom Brown Patriots Jersey . The former Toronto FC designated player played three of his 15 professional seasons with the team. FRISCO, Texas -- FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman said he expects the rest of his teams matches to be tough. Saturday was no exception. Michels scored on a penalty kick in the 72nd minute to help FC Dallas salvage a 2-2 draw against the San Jose Earthquakes and take sole possession of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Three red cards in the final 10 minutes also made the match entertaining one, as both teams were keen on earning three points for the final playoff push. "I think that the games are going to get a lot more physical," said Hydnman, whose team snapped an 11-game winless streak Wednesday after tumbling down the table. "I think the games are going to get a little bit more competitive. " Blas Perez also scored for Dallas (9-7-10), which rallied after giving up two goals in the first 16 minutes. Dallas moved into fifth place in the Western Conference, one point ahead of Vancouver. Alan Gordon and Steven Beitashour had the early goals for San Jose (9-10-7), which had won four of its previous five matches. Gordon, making his 100th MLS start of his career, sent home a shot from the centre of the box in the eighth minute after Cato squared the ball to the middle. Eight minutes later, a series of volleys from Gordon and Rafael Baca found defender Beitashour all alone six yards out to pop the ball over the right shoulder of goalkeeper Raul Fernandez. Dallas quickly responded in the 19th minute when Michel served a ball toward the box, which midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson nodded on toward the 6-yard box. Perez won a short race to the ball against goalkeeper Jon Busch to tap the ball into the net with his right foot for his 10th goal of the season. Jon Bostic Patriots Jersey. Michel then tied in the second half when he put his left-footed penalty into the upper-left corner. Perez was fouled by Victor Bernardez six yards away from goal to earn the spot kick after defender George John found Perez on a far-post cross to set up the play. "Instead of folding, you fought all the way back and you could have very well won the game," Hyndman said. "I thought we had a very good game outside of the first 15 minutes." Dallas outshot San Jose 17-7, taking all momentum after Michels penalty kick. San Joses Justin Morrow, who entered the game in the 66th minute as a substitute, was given a red card on a tackle from behind on Ramon Nunez in the 81st minute. Four minutes later, both Dallas Kenny Cooper and Bernardez were shown red cards after the Bernardez fouled Cooper, and Cooper retaliated with a shove to the ground and an intimidating hold to the defenders jersey. Cooper and Bernardez have some history. The San Jose defender pushed Cooper out of bounds May 25 in the teams first contest the season, leading to a concussion for Cooper. "Of course were fighting (for a playoff spot)," San Jose defender Clarence Goodson said. "It was a very interesting game." San Jose midfielder Cordell Cato put a shot on target in stoppage time that was tipped over the net by Fernandez. Dallas defender Kellyn Acosta said this game was the most physical he has been a part of. "Their guys are huge )all of them," Acosta said. "They play more of a direct game. 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