Germanys Andrew Greipel took the lead in the overall classification after a second stage win at the 2012 Santos Tour Down Under, the first stage race of the UCI World Tour for 2012. Mathieu Debuchy Arsenal Jersey. Greipel won the stage in a time of three hours, 21 minutes and 55 seconds, moving into the leaders position with a margin of 0:08. Greipel has said that the win was important as it helped to meet team goals, but that it is unlikely he can keep the overall lead. The Lotto-Belisol team has experienced both highs and lows on the tour, with Greipels wins on stage one and three countered by the team losing three riders to injury. "This victory is for Jurgen Roelandts who unfortunately supports us from the hospital," said Greipel. Roelandts was injured in a crash on the first stage of the tour. "Were nearly three riders down but the rest of the team that is not injured, it has been awesome today."Canadian Ryder Hesjedal of Garmin-Barracuda has so far stayed in the peloton on each stage, and sits in 33rd position, 0:20 from the leader. Martin Kohler of Team BMC sits in second in the general classification, giving up the lead after todays stage. Australian Michael Matthews from the Rabobank squad is in third. Greipel lead the peloton across the line to finish stage three, in Victor Harbor, Australia. Though a breakaway built a lead of almost five minutes, the peloton reeled the leaders in just before the finish. "The one kilometre to go mark was the most important point of todays stage," said Greipel. "I told my teammates I need to be in fifth or sixth position at that point. They did a great job to put me there and I finished it off." 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Niese said Monday that hes expecting to have a procedure called an ablation next month at the All-Star break to help the condition. Didac Vila AC Milan Jersey." There were no smiles or slaps on the back among the more than 30 Nittany Lions who huddled outside the schools football facility Wednesday morning. SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Oklahoma Thunder took the fourth quarter off and almost paid for it against the Sacramento Kings. Kevin Durant had 27 points and 11 rebounds and the Thunder withstood a furious fourth-quarter rally to earn their eighth straight win, a 97-95 victory over slumping Sacramento on Tuesday night. The Thunder were outscored 30-19 in the fourth quarter, but hung on to improve to 4-3 on the road this season. "We cant ever take a win for granted," said Durant, who missed three of four shots and scored three points in the fourth quarter. "Its hard to win in this league. We won the game, thats all that matters." Although the Thunder played inspired defence in limiting the Kings to a combined 34 points in the middle two quarters, they had no answer for Kings diminutive reserve guard Isaiah Thomas in the fourth period. The Thunder built a 17-point lead early in the fourth, but had to hold off the Kings and Thomas, who scored 21 of his 24 points in the final period and missed a jumper with 1 second left that would have sent the game to overtime. "I felt like I was passive in the first half and I wasnt really doing anything on offence," said Thomas, who made 8 of 14 shots in the fourth, including a pair of 3s. "When I got in at the end of the third and fourth I wanted to try to make a difference. I was in attack mode and my teammates kept feeding me." Thomas made a 20-foot jumper with 37 seconds left, getting the Kings within 97-95. After Durant misfired on a 3, the Kings got the rebound and set up the final shot for Thomas, but it hit the front rim and Durant secured the rebound. "There are no nights off in the West," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. "The West is so good and there are so many good teams and tough places to play." One of those teams and places is Portland, where the Thunder play Wednesday night. "We have to play better tomorrow night," Brooks said. "Were playing one of the hottest teams in the game right now. They have a great home crowd and have a great atmosphere. But our team has always been up for challenges and definitely tomorrow night will be a tough challenge for us. Mathieu Flamini Arsenal Jersey" The Kings played without starting centre DeMarcus Cousins in dropping their fifth straight. He sprained his right ankle against Golden State on Sunday and watched Tuesdays game in street clothes. Cousins, the Kings leading scorer (21.7) and rebounder (10.1), is day to day. The Kings next play Friday at home against the Lakers. Russell Westbrook had 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, but also committed seven turnovers for the Thunder, who have defeated the Kings seven straight and 13 of 14. Jeremy Lamb scored 14 points, Reggie Jackson had 13, and Serge Ibaka had 13 points and nine rebounds for Oklahoma City. Rookie Ben McLemore scored 14 points for Sacramento, Derrick Williams added 13, Greivis Vasquez 12 and Jason Thompson had 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Kings have made a habit of getting behind by double digits and making impressive fourth-quarter rallies. "DeMarcus doesnt play tonight, (were) playing against a team thats 12-3, and odds have them one of the favourites to get to the Finals out of the West," Kings coach Michael Malone said. "And we play them tooth and nail, giving ourselves a chance to win. At some point were going to pull these games out." The game was the start of a difficult stretch of road games for Oklahoma City. The Thunder play three games in four nights, then go home to face Indiana on Sunday. Thats followed by two more road games next week at Atlanta and Memphis. The Thunder have been flawless this season at home, winning all nine games and tying Indiana for the best home record. Oklahoma City just concluded a six-game home stand with a convincing victory Sunday against Minnesota. NOTES: The Thunder assigned rookie guard/forward Andre Roberson to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League on Tuesday. He appeared in six games (one start) this season, averaging 1.7 rebounds in 6.5 minutes per game. . The Kings shot 58 per cent in the first quarter, 33 per cent in the second, and 26 per cent in the third. . The Kings had eight turnovers after committing a season-high 24 Sunday against Golden State. ' ' '
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