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BERLIN -- Wladimir Klitschko will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles against American challenger Tony Thompson on July 7 in Berne, Switzerland. cheap nfl jerseys . Klitschko says on his website that the 40-year-old Thompson "gave me one of the toughest challenges in my career" before he knocked out the southpaw in 2008 in Hamburg, Germany. Thompson, who has won all five bouts since that defeat, has a career record of 36-2 (24 knockouts). The bout will be the 36-year-old Ukrainians 21st world championship fight and his first appearance since a knockout win over Jean-Marc Mormeck of France in March in Duesseldorf, Germany. Klitschko, the 1996 super heavyweight Olympic champion, is 57-3 (50 KOs). wholesale jerseys . Juan Miranda belted a two-run homer in the fourth inning to hand Yoervis Medina, who gave up three hits in the frame, the loss. cheap jerseys from china . Hamelin clocked 40.821 seconds for his first win of the season. Vladimir Grigorev of Russia was second with a time of 40.854 while Chinas Wu Dajing took third in 41. . Neil Schwartz confirmed the deal to The Associated Press. Tennessee has declined comment on any deals until the team is able to sign veterans Friday afternoon. cheap jerseys from china . Cody Sylvester and Peter Kosterman also scored for the Hitmen (14-5-3), who had five days off between games since losing 4-0 at home to the Kootenay Ice last Monday. nfl jerseys china . Joffrey Lupuls status is now the biggest question mark surrounding the club as the Maple Leafs continue the push for their first playoff berth since 2004.PHILADELPHIA - Hunter Pence clutched a bottle of champagne and jumped around like an excited child opening Christmas presents. The Philadelphia Phillies won another division crown, and Pence is along for his first post-season ride. Roy Oswalt threw seven dominant innings, Raul Ibanez hit a grand slam and the Phillies clinched their fifth straight NL East title with a 9-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. "Ive waited for this moment a long time," said Pence, the all-star outfielder who joined Philadelphia in a trade from last-place Houston on July 29. "Its incredible, and Im enjoying the moment. Weve got a lot of work to do still. The expectation is to win the World Series, but this is one of the steps you gotta make, and to me its my first time, so this is great." In a season where nothing less than a World Series championship would be considered a success, there wasnt much of a party on the field. The Phillies had a been-there, done-that attitude toward winning the division last year, and this time was no different. Players ran onto the diamond a bit faster than usual, but they simply exchanged handshakes, hugs and high-fives as if this was an ordinary game in April. They did at least put on shirts and hats proclaiming themselves division champs. The fans didnt even scream all that loud, even when the Phillie Phanatic ran on the field with a big flag that said 2011. Once they reached the clubhouse, however, the Phillies popped open the bubbly and celebrated their achievement. "Im excited for a guy like Hunter who has never been here before," Chase Utley said. "Its a long season and you never know whats going to happen." With the Four Aces leading the way, the Phillies are seeking their third NL pennant in four years and second World Series title. Theyve taken care of the first step. Now theyll use the 12 remaining games to get ready for the post-season. Its still uncertain who the Phillies will face in the best-of-five first round when the NL playoffs begin Oct. 1. "This is the first step," slugger Ryan Howard told the crowd that remained after the game. "Were gonna try to go all the way and well need you guys." The major league-leading Phillies (98-52) are four wins away from setting a single-season club record. None of those accomplishments will matter if they dont finish the season with a championship parade on Broad Street. "Its an extraordinary effort," team president David Montgomery said. "Clearly, its a team that has its priorities in order." Oswalt (8-9) allowed no runs and five hits, striking out seven. Brad Lidge got one out in the eighth after Michael Stutes ran into trouble, and Ryan Madson finished with a seven-run cushion. St. Louis fell 4 1/2 games behind Atlanta in the wild-card race. They had won eight of nine to narrow the gap from 8 1/2 back on Sept. 6. "We played with a lot of urgency," Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa said. Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook (12-9) allowed one earned run and five hits in 3 1-3 innings. Hes given up two earneed runs or less in 11 of his 16 road starts this season, but fell to 8-4 away from home. nfl jerseys china. Oswalt, Philadelphias best pitcher down the stretch last year after coming over from Houston in a trade on July 29, left spring training as the No. 3 starter behind Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee. But he struggled after starting 3-0, and a back injury forced him to the disabled list twice. The three-time all-star was vintage Oswalt against the Cardinals. His fastball reached 94 m.p.h. a few times, and he had a nasty curveball. Oswalt struck out Skip Schumaker on a 76 m.p.h. curve to leave two runners on in the seventh. All of his Ks came on swings. "Im not really going to be satisfied until we win that last game," Oswalt said. "Ive done enough personal stuff that it really doesnt matter. All I want now is to win that last game. Thats all any of us really want." Stutes nearly blew a 3-0 lead in the eighth after getting the first two outs. Four straight singles by John Jay, Albert Pujols, Lance Berkman and David Freese got the Cardinals within 3-2. But Lidge came in and retired Allen Craig on a grounder to second on his first pitch to end the inning. The Phillies then blew it open with six unearned runs in the eighth. Carlos Ruiz reached second when his grounder skipped past third baseman Daniel Descalso for an error. Ruiz went to third on Jimmy Rollins one-out single and scored on Shane Victorinos single up the middle. After Utley was hit by a pitch, Howard struck out. Octavio Dotel entered and Pence hustled out an infield single to shortstop Rafael Furcal to drive in another run. Ibanez then hit his slam to right to put it away. Pence gave the Phillies a 1-0 lead on an RBI double in the first. An error by Furcal helped the Phillies add a run in the fourth. Placido Polanco led off with a walk. Oswalt sacrificed with one out and Furcal dropped the throw to second. Rollins followed with a single to load the bases. Victorino walked to force in Polanco to make it 2-0. That ended Westbrooks night. Arthur Rhodes came in and retired Utley on a shallow fly and Howard on a grounder. Victorino hit a solo homer off Kyle McClellan in the sixth. Hes been slumping lately, batting just .163 (14 for 86) in his previous 21 games. Oswalt likely will be the fourth starter in the post-season after Halladay, Lee and Cole Hamels. Rookie Vance Worley would go to the bullpen, despite an 11-2 record. NOTES: A crowd of 45,470 was the 211th straight sellout at Citizens Bank Park, including playoffs. ... This was the fastest the Phillies ever clinched a division title. The previous was Game No. 156 in 1976. ... The Phillies had all their regulars in the starting lineup for the first time since Aug. 6. ... Rollins was 4 for 5. He was 3 for 20 coming in. ... The Phillies had scored just 22 runs in the last nine games before getting six in the eighth. ... The Cardinals are 6-28 when scoring fewer than three runs. ... St. Louis used seven pitchers. ... Hamels (14-8) faces Chris Carpenter (9-9) when the teams meet Sunday night. ' ' '


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