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CHICAGO -- Patrick Kane was terrific, and Corey Crawford had another solid performance for the Blackhawks. Kings Jerseys China .Oh, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in Game 6 of the World Series.Sure is a good day for the city of Chicago, Blackhawks forward Tyler Motte said.Indeed.Kane had a goal and two assists, and the Blackhawks beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 on Tuesday night for their third straight win. Then there was another loud cheer in the nearly empty United Center as fans in the private boxes and bars celebrated the final out of the Cubs 9-3 victory in Cleveland.The Blackhawks know a little something about success, winning the Stanley Cup three times since 2010, and they seem to be enjoying the Cubs run. Moments after the Blackhawks victory, coach Joel Quenneville was already looking forward to Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night.Its going to be a fun day for Chicago tomorrow, he said. Biggest game maybe in the whole history of Chicago sports.Kane scored his third of the season on a dazzling play in the first, and then set up Artem Anisimovs tiebreaking power-play goal at 7:44 of the third. Anisimov extended his career-best point streak to eight games with his team-best seventh goal of the season.With Sam Bennett in the penalty box for tripping, Kane made a perfect pass to Anisimov in front for the redirect. Motte added his third of the season on an impressive rush, making it 3-1 at 12:44, and Kane assisted on Artemi Panarins sliding empty-netter with 3:01 left.For us, its probably as ugly a 5-1 win is gonna get for our team, Kane said. Still can be better.Crawford finished with 33 saves after posting his first shutout of the season in a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.Im feeling better and better every game, feeling quicker out there, Crawford said.Michael Frolik scored a short-handed goal for Calgary, which beat Chicago 3-2 on Kris Versteegs goal in the seventh round of a shootout on Oct. 24. Brian Elliott finished with 17 stops in the opener of a four-game road trip.I think those first two were two of the best periods we played this year, Frolik said. Its just that second goal kind of, they get the momentum and we opened the game and they finished us.The crowd of 21,166 seemed to go back and forth from the action in Cleveland to the Blackhawks fourth win in five games. About 20 minutes before the puck dropped, there was a roar in the concourse when Kris Bryant homered to give the Cubs an early lead.There were more cheers and high-fives with about 4:15 left in the first, celebrating Addison Russells grand slam.Then Kane gave the crowd something to cheer about on the ice. The reigning NHL MVP skated around Calgary defenseman TJ Brodie, and then away from Deryk Engelland and Mikael Backlund before beating Elliott low on the glove side for a 1-0 lead at 18:58.It was a big turn of events after one, and we got better as the game progressed, Quenneville said.Chicago had a chance to add to its advantage when Calgary was whistled for too many men on the ice in the second, but Backlund made a great pass to Frolik for a tying tap-in goal at 7:06.It was still tied before the Blackhawks scored four times in the third, helped by another solid performance by Anisimov. The Russian center, off to a fast start, also got an assist on Niklas Hjalmarssons second of the season at 18:16.We were playing a great game. We really were, Calgary defenseman Mark Giordano said. We had control. We did a lot of good things, then it seemed like the last 10 minutes it all fell apart.Game notes Blackhawks D Gustav Forsling returned to the lineup after missing two games with an upper-body injury. D Michal Kempny was among the scratches after playing in each of the previous two games. ... Chicago killed each of Calgarys four power-play opportunities. It has killed nine in a row overall after an awful start to the season. ... The Flames scratched C Freddie Hamilton and Ds Nicklas Grossman and Brett Kulak.UP NEXTFlames: Visit San Jose on Thursday night.Blackhawks: Host Colorado on Thursday night.---Jay Cohen can be reached at Cheap Kings Jerseys Online . Its an influence in football and a big part of the game. De Aaron Fox Jersey . The scientists believe the small earthquake during a Marshawn Lynch touchdown was likely greater than Lynchs famous "beast quake" touchdown run three years ago, which also came against New Orleans during a playoff game. . Note: The Calgary Flames announced Tuesday that Sean Monahan would not be made available to Canadas World Junior team. SEOUL, South Korea -- For all the new investment and advancements driving unprecedented growth in Asian football, its an old problem that is still causing concern at the grassroots.Billions have been invested in Super Leagues in China and India, the 2022 World Cup is coming to Qatar and the flow of players to Europe is on the rise, giving Asia some prominence in the global game, but regional soccer administrators are still grappling with match fixing.The good news is, theyre fighting it.On Monday, the Asian Football Confederation suspended four players from the Laos national team on suspicion of match manipulation. All four were involved in Laos opening game against Sri Lanka at the inaugural Solidarity Cup, for the lower-ranked teams in the continent.Steve Darby is a former head coach of Laos -- he was in charge during its failed qualifying run for the 2018 World Cup -- and said he was shocked and angered by the news. Two of the four accused were in his team.They trained well and always gave 100 percent in matches. I trusted them, Darby told The Associated Press. One of the others I dropped from the squad but that was for form and nothing else.Darby said that, at least while he himself was in Laos, the fourth player -- a goalkeeper -- was not playing regularly at the top club level.He has made a rapid rise from about eighth choice to becoming the national team keeper, Darby noted. You have to ask how this occurred.Darby has seen it from a rival teams perspective. In 2014, nine players of Vietnamese club Ninh Binh were found guilty of match-fixing in an AFC Cup match with Malaysian club Kelantan, which Darby was coaching at the time.It is hard to accept when it is you that is being cheated, Darby said. Like in all southeast Asian nations, there are rumors -- some you think are feasible, some outlandish. You dont know who is fixing.Southeast Asia has long been regarded as a hotbed of match-fixing. Singapore, home to high-profile alleged match-fixers such as Dan Tan, has made recent progress in tackling the problem, according to Chris Eaton, FIFAs former head of security and now an independent sports integrity adviser.Singapore has taken decisive action to contain locally-bred match fixers, Eaton said. Singapore ultimately realized that itt has a duty of care to all nations for its home-grown criminality. Cheap Kings Jerseys For Sale. The problem is by no means contained to one region. In 2011, South Korea had a major scandal of its own with more than 50 players and coaches, past and present, charged with rigging matches.The countrys leading club Jeonbuk Motors, which is preparing for the final of the 2016 Asian Champions League later this month, is under the shadow of its own scandal.In September, the team was stripped of nine competition points by the K-League authorities after a club scout was convicted of bribing referees in 2013. The punishment cost the club, which denies any knowledge of wrongdoing, a third successive domestic title. It is also possible that the AFC will bar Jeonbuk, champion of Asia in 2006 and finalist in 2011, from entering the 2017 tournament.Chinese soccer had periodic outbreaks of corruption until the authorities got tough in 2010, jailing officials and referees.It has done a great deal over the past five years to address the problem with significant criminal prosecutions of players and referees, Eaton said, although adding that some level of fixing still exists.Eaton said if the Asian Football Confederation had really adopted a harsher and more proactive approaching to fighting match fixing, that will not only be good for regional football, but global football also.In a statement released to the AP, the AFC reiterated a zero tolerance to match manipulation and said it was determined to stamp it out.But Darby said while catching the players is necessary, more needs to be done to bring the orchestrators of corruption to justice.They have caught the foot soldiers but need to catch the generals, he said. If the players are guilty there is somebody above them, they cannot do this on their own.He points to illegal gambling as a major problem. Eaton agrees.Match-Fixing is absolutely and clearly holding Asian football back, Eaton said. The only way to drive organized crime out of sport is to deny it the money.He said reforming sports betting by legalizing it would help ensure it was regulated properly at national, regional and global levels. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '