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TORONTO -- It didnt take long for Auston Matthews to make an impact at the Toronto Maple Leafs training camp. Cheap Air Max Black Friday .The prized first overall selection skated with his new teammates for the first time Wednesday morning after a six-day break following the World Cup of Hockey. Following the formal portion of practice, Matthews shattered a pane of glass with a shot.It was a terrible shot ,too, Matthews said. It wasnt even hard, just happened to hit the right spot I guess and shattered the whole thing. We were just messing around. It was me (Mitch) Marner, (Andrew) Nielsen, the last guys on the ice, we were just taking shots and (I) missed the net, broke the glass.He was asked whether hed have to pay for the repairs.Yeah probably. Lou (Lamoriello) wont be too happy, he joked.Mike Babcock has said the 19-year-old Matthews will start the season as the Leafs third-line center. On Wednesday, he skated on a line with James van Riemsdyk and Leo Komarov. He also saw power-play time alongside Milan Michalek and Dymtro Timashov.Matthews believes the experience of playing in Toronto during the World Cup of Hockey will help with the transition to the NHL.It helps a lot, it makes a difference, said Matthews, the Scottsdale, Arizona, player who spent last season in Switzerland. Just having that (comfort of) playing in front of Toronto fans, getting a chance to play at that rink heading into the pre-season, I think it definitely gives you some confidence.My mindset the whole time was go in (to the World Cup) and get better and learning as much as I could. Going into it, I knew I could play at that level.Matthews had two goals and added an assist in three round-robin games.His performance with the under-23 Team North America was punctuated by a highlight-reel deke from his knees around Daniel Sedin where he setup teammate Morgan Rielly for a shot and then finished it off by putting home the rebound for the games first goal in a 4-3 overtime win against Sweden.Hes a pass-first guy in my opinion, but hes got a great shot, Rielly said. Hes a mature young man. Hes had an opportunity to play pro and with older guys. Its not like hes coming right out of junior. The adjustment will be easier for him just because of the environment he was in last year. Air Max Black Friday Deals .Y. -- Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Wednesday that J. Cheap Air Max Black Friday . -- About a third of the way through the regular season, the Washington Wizards are at . http://www.blackfridayairmax.com/ . LOUIS -- St. SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants combined some unexpected power at the plate with a gritty outing from Madison Bumgarner to beat the Braves and finally get a much-needed series win -- a rarity for manager Bruce Bochys ballclub since the All-Star break.With a little more than a month left in the season, even hitting four home runs, including a pair by Joe Panik, paled in comparison to taking two of three from Atlanta.There havent been many of them in the second half, but things look like theyre starting to turn around for us, Bumgarner said after pitching seven innings in San Franciscos 13-4 victory Sunday. Weve been playing pretty good but a lot of things havent gone our way. Thats a good win for us, to win that series.The Giants had won only one series since the break. In the process, a 6 1/2-game lead in the NL West turned into a two-game deficit heading into Sunday.San Francisco is still two games back of the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers, but the outlook sure is a lot brighter after the Giants completed their first series win at home since early July.Its great to take any series, Bochy said. Hopefully, we can come back and carry this the rest of the way.Panik hit a solo homer in the second and added a two-run shot in the fourth. The second baseman also reached on an infield single in the sixth and had a sacrifice fly in the seventh to match his career high of four RBI.It was the first multihomer game of his career.It was a combination of getting some good counts where I can be aggressive and just not missing those spots, Panik said.Denard Span and Eduardo Nunez also homered for the Giants. Brandon Crawford had three hits and Jarrett Parker drove in three runs.Three of San Franciscos four homers came off Braves starter Aaron Blair (0-6), who allowed five runs over four innings.When I kept the ball down they were effective pitches, and when I got hurt they were up and flat, Blair said.Bumgarner (13-8) alloweed three runs over seven uneven innings. Air Max Black Friday For Sale. He struck out five and walked two.San Franciscos four-time All-Star pitched in and out of trouble most of the day but punctuated his afternoon with an emphatic fist pump after striking out pinch-hitter Jace Peterson to end the seventh.It seemed like it was ball one to every hitter, Bumgarner said. My command was good, just not the first pitch of the at-bat it seemed like.Freddie Freeman and Gordon Beckham homered for Atlanta. Ender Inciarte doubled, tripled and scored twice, but the last-place Braves have lost 13 of 18.Nunez, who had three hits, homered as part of an eight-run seventh, when the Giants tripled three times and sent 14 batters to the plate.MAKING HISTORYThe Giants had not had four home runs and four triples in one game since at least 1900. The last major league team to do it was the New York Yankees against Texas on May 6, 1998. Three triples came in one inning, the first time in San Francisco history that the Giants have done that.TRAINERS ROOMBraves: RHP John Gant was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett to make room for Blair.Giants: 1B Brandon Belt was in the lineup after being a late scratch Saturday because of a stiff neck. ... OF Hunter Pence missed his third consecutive game with tightness in his right hamstring. ... Giants reliever Derek Law was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow. ... Parker was called up from Triple-A Sacramento before the game.UP NEXTBraves: RHP Julio Teheran (3-9) pitches against San Diego on Tuesday in the opener of a brief, three-game homestand. Teheran is winless since June 19.Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto (14-4) faces Arizona for the fourth time this season Tuesday at AT&T Park. Cueto has two wins and a 3.86 ERA in his previous three games against the Diamondbacks. ' ' ' 

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