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The accolades have poured in since Christine Sinclairs stirring performance at the 2012 London Olympics, but now Canadas top female soccer player will really be a star. Cheap Arizona Diamondbacks Jerseys . The Canadian team captain who held the country spellbound as she scored three times against the powerhouse United States in the Olympic soccer semifinals, and then made an impassioned denunciation of some questionable refereeing, is to be honoured with a star on Canadas Walk of Fame. The 30-year-old from Burnaby, B.C., will be inducted during the Walk of Fame festival in Toronto on Saturday. The ceremony will be shown on Global TV on Oct. 27. "This is one thing that has definitely not sunk in," Sinclair said in a recent interview. "I cant imagine it. "You look at the people involved or who are inducted and I cant believe Im even associated with it." It is only the latest honour for the gifted striker, who took the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as The Canadian Press female athlete of the year and won the Lou Marsh Award as Canadian athlete of 2012. She had been one of the worlds best female players for more than a decade, but it took her Olympic performance at Old Trafford, the famous home of Manchester United, to launch her to national stardom. Heavy underdogs to the Americans, Sinclair played perhaps the game of her career, scoring three times to give Canada a 3-2 lead. Then Norwegian referee Christina Pedersen made an almost unheard-of call against Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod for time-wasting, giving the U.S. a free kick inside the penalty area. Then came another dubious call of a penalty shot because the free kick hit a defenders arm from point blank. The Americans tied the game and then got the game winner in extra time. Canadian fans were outraged at what they felt was biased officiating, and Sinclair voiced their frustration in an emotional on-field TV interview after the match in which she said the team felt "cheated" out of a victory by the ref. Unfazed by the controversy, the Canadian team bounced back to beat France in the bronze medal game. Despite not winning gold, Sinclair was the easy choice to be Canadas flag-bearer at the Olympic closing ceremonies. She was later given a four-game suspension and fined an undisclosed amount by FIFA for "misconduct." More than a year later, the anger has subsided even if Sinclairs opinions havent changed. It was part of a highly intense, emotional match against the teams biggest rival. "I dont think the ref was the greatest ref we ever had, but at the end of the day, we gave up four goals in the semifinals of the Olympics," she said. "Youre not going to win very often doing that." The extent to which Sinclairs and the teams performance at the Games had grabbed national attention came the first time the national womens team played at home after the Games. A crowd of 22,450 -- a record for BMO Field in Toronto -- turned out for the rematch with the No. 1 ranked Americans in a so-called friendly match in June. Although the U.S. won 3-0, fans counted out the seconds each time the American goalie held the ball and generally let both teams know that nothing was forgotten. "That was incredible," said Sinclair. "The result wasnt what we wanted, but you could tell something bigger was going on. "The fans were into it. When I was growing up, you didnt know there was a womens national team. Now girls grow up dreaming of playing for Canada." The team is hoping to ride that emotion into 2015, when Canada will play host to the womens World Cup. Sinclair is by far Canadas most prolific scorer, with 145 career international goals. That ranks third all-time behind Americans Abby Wambach and Mia Hamm. When not playing for the national team, Sinclair plays pro soccer. She won a championship with Western New York in the defunct Womens Professional League in 2001, but moved to the Portland Thorns for the Inaugural National Womens Soccer League season this year. She scored a goal as Portland won 2-0 in the league final on Aug. 31. Sinclair went to University in Portland and now considers it home. "I never really left," she said. "Ive had to play in different parts of North America, but this was always home." But now she will be honoured once again in her home country. The Walk of Fame recognizes Canadians from all areas of the entertainment business. Other inductees this year are Terry Fox, Oscar Peterson, Alan Thicke, Bob Ezrin and Craig and Marc Kielsburger. Cheap Diamondbacks Jerseys . Off-Season Game Plan looks at a Wild team that has a nice mix of proven veterans along with young, inexpensive talent on the rise. When the Wild signed Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, making a big splash in the summer of 2012, it set the franchise on a path to being more competitive, but a big reason that they have been so competitive is the contributions of young players who still have more to give. Wholesale Diamondbacks Jerseys . -- Joe Thornton scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:39 left in regulation to help the San Jose Sharks overcome a two-goal deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 on Thursday night. http://www.cheapdiamondbacksjerseys.com/ .ca. Mr. Fraser, It looks like Martin Brodeur is coming back to play for the Blues. I was wondering if you have any great stories or fond memories of your time on the ice with Brodeur - in the NHL, or maybe even the Olympics.SPARTA, Ky. -- Brad Keselowski wont soon forget an eventful Saturday night in which the same right hand that held the winners trophy was soon bloodied and bandaged after he broke a champagne bottle celebrating. "We were playing around with some champagne and I told my good friend I should have stuck with beer," Keselowski joked after receiving four stitches in the infield care centre. "We had too much fun with champagne and one of the bottles broke and I cut my hand open. Its no big deal." Hell certainly remember the masterful performance that set those wild series of events in motion. Keselowski showed early and often that his No. 2 Ford was the best car at Kentucky Speedway, dominating the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to become the tracks first repeat winner. The Penske Racing driver and 2012 race winner and Cup champion followed his record-breaking pole effort to lead 199 of 267 laps en route to his second victory of the season and 12th of his career. Keselowski won from the pole for the first time, pulling away after rallying from sixth on a restart to chase down and pass leader Kyle Busch on Lap 248. "I knew it was going to be a dogfight to get back to Kyle and then race him," Keselowski said. "We got there with a really fast car and I hit the perfect run on him with traffic. Next thing I knew, we were there. It feels really good to get that second win." Busch was second, followed by Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who rallied from a 29th-place start. A night after dominating the Nationwide Series race before finishing second to Kevin Harvick, partly because of a pit-road speeding penalty, Keselowski saved his heavy foot for the bumpy, rough track. The 2012 Cup champion went on to win by 1.014 seconds and post his ninth top-10 this season in moving one spot to fourth in the standings. Teammate Joey Logano started second and led 37 laps before a dropped cylinder left him ninth. Busch led 31 in a race that featured 12 lead changes -- all but one featuring Penske drivers. "I felt like we were better than (Newman), but nowhere near as good as (Keselowski) or (Logano)," Busch said. "Those guys were really stout.. Cheap Diamondbacks Jerseys China. " Keselowski, also the winner in Las Vegas, became the first driver this season with multiple victories on 1.5-mile tracks that make up much of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The circuit wont see another such track until late August at Atlanta, and Keselowski made a case for being a favourite with arguably the most impressive run of his career. It followed his track-record qualifying speed of 188.791 mph and 138 laps led in the Nationwide race, which also featured a furious late run before settling for second to Harvick, who was seventh in the 400-mile race. This time he had enough laps to pass Busch. But the tone was set from the start, as Keselowski and Logano justified their front-row qualifying sweep with a vengeance. Keselowski wasted no time with that agenda, taking charge at the green flag and leading the first 78 laps before Logano took over for five laps. The two traded leads from there with nobody else to challenge them until Aric Almirolas wreck brought the sixth caution on Lap 213. That sent the leaders down pit road and scramble off produced the races first non-Penske leader in Busch, whose No. 18 took over on Lap 217 and led the restart with Newman second. The Penske duo needed just seven laps to draw a bead on both drivers and Keselowski was soon second and making a furious effort trying to chase down Busch, who had a 2-second lead at one point. Once Keselowski caught him in the backstretch, he again showed his Fords superiority. "Our car was awesome," said Keselowski, who has led a series-high 346 laps in four starts at Kentucky. Earnhardt, Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart meanwhile overcame bad starting spots to finish in the top 11. Johnson was 10th after starting 25th and Stewart recovered from a 42nd-place start because of a transmission change for 11th. He had qualified 13th. "I would have liked to have been a little better than what we were there at the end," Stewart said, "but I think we definitely had to fight our way up through the day. .. All in all I thought we had a pretty honest day there; cant complain about that." Points leader Jeff Gordon finished sixth and leads Johnson and Earnhardt by 24. ' ' '

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