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Dec 17, 2012 7:52pm
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COLUMBUS, Ohio—Locked out by the NHL, Columbus Blue Jackets forward R. Robert Griffin III Womens Jersey .J. Umberger
is returning to his alma mater to help coach the Ohio State mens hockey team.
The three-year letterwinner with the Buckeyes, who has spent the last four of
his seven NHL seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets, will be a volunteer
assistant to coach Mark Osiecki. “With the NHL lockout in full force, I am
looking forward to being more connected to the Ohio State hockey program once
again,” Umberger said. “Im excited to spend time on the ice with the players
keeping myself in shape and hopefully offering any advice and help I can to
them.” A former Academic All-Big Ten choice, Umberger continued to work toward
his degree after turning pro and earned his bachelors degree in marketing in the
spring of 2011. Umberger, a Pittsburgh native, has 143 goals and 171 assists in
his 551 career NHL games with the Philadelphia Flyers and Blue Jackets. Hes the
first ex-Ohio State player to play with the Blue Jackets. “Having an alum of
R.J.s stature around our program will be great,” said Osiecki, now in his third
year with the Buckeyes. “As an All-American in college he knows what it takes to
be successful at the collegiate level and he has carried that on to a successful
professional career. “For him to be able to share that with our players will
really help their development.” Umberger played one season for the Buckeyes
before being drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the draft.
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Carolina (7th CFL/7th Saskatchewan) Lets all raise our glasses, or whatever is
in front of you, and thank the Football Gods for a new beginning in
Saskatchewan.BEIJING—One month after sealing Chelseas victory in the European
Champions League final, Didier Drogba signed with Shanghai Shenhua on a two-year
contract that will reportedly make him Chinas highest-paid player. Shanghai
confirmed the signing on Wednesday, and Drogba said on his website he will join
the Chinese Super League team in the countrys financial hub next month. No
details were given on Shanghais offer, although local media reported the club
was willing to pay as much as $15 million per year. “I studied all the offers
Ive received in recent weeks and I feel that going to Shanghai Shenhua is the
right direction for me now. Im looking forward to this new challenge, to
discover a new culture and I am very enthusiastic about the development of the
Chinese football league,” Drogba said in his online statement. On its website
adorned with pictures of Drogba against a background of Shanghai skyscrapers,
the club lauded the 34-year-old former Chelsea striker as the most dominant
player ever to join a CSL team. “You can see from the online response, the fans
are crazy about him,” Shanghai spokesman Ma Yue told The Associated Press.
“There has never been a foreign player who has stirred up such a reaction in
China. It means a lot to Chinese football and will be of immense help in
spreading the CSL brand.” The announcement comes days after a reported visit to
Drogbas native Ivory Coast by Shanghais owner, Zhu Jun, an online gaming magnate
whose fortune has already facilitated the hiring of former Argentina coach
Sergio Batista and another former Chelsea player, Nicolas Anelka. On his Twitter
feed, Mancheester United defender Rio Ferdinand said he looked forward to
playing against Drogba when they travel to Shanghai on July 25. Aldrick Robinson Jersey. . Drogbas move to
Shanghai had been speculated for months. He was also approached by Al Wasl of
the United Arab Emirates, coached by Diego Maradona, but its bid was believed to
be less than Shanghais. Drogba capped his Chelsea career by scoring the
equalizing goal and then the penalty shootout winner in Chelseas win over Bayern
Munich in last months European Champions League final. Prior to his nine years
at Chelsea, he had spells at French clubs LeMans, Guingamp and Marseille.
Chinese club football has long been dogged by mismanagement and corruption, with
the level of performance trailing well behind that of neighbours South Korea and
Japan. But rapidly escalating salaries are beginning to attract big-name players
while authorities have ramped up measures to stamp out fixing. Shangahi sits in
12th place in the 16-team Chinese Super League, 15 points behind leader
Guangzhou Evergrande, which itself broke the Chinese transfer spending record to
sign Argentine playmaker Dario Conca for $10 million from Fluminense, reportedly
making him the third-highest paid player in the world. Guangzhou followed that
up by hiring coach Marcello Lippi, who guided Italy to the 2006 World Cup title
and Juventus to the 1996 Champions League crown and five Serie A championships.
Chinas football association hopes the big names will in turn boost sponsorship
and give the Chinese league wider recognition, although a lack of homegrown
talent remains a problem for the perennially underperforming national team. ’ ’

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