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STANFORD, Calif. Nike Shox Cheap . -- Reid Travis scored 15 of his 19 points in the first half and Stanford made coach Jerod Haase a winner in his home debut with a 96-69 victory over Cal State Northridge on Tuesday night.Haase, who began his college playing career at Bay Area rival Cal, came to Stanford after four seasons as coach at Alabama-Birmingham. He replaced Johnny Dawkins, who got Stanford to the NCAA Tournament just once in eight seasons.It means everything to give him a win, Travis said, especially all the work weve put in, just building that relationship with him and the coaching staff.Haase called the experience awesome.Had a blast. The thing that continues to stand out in my mind is how much I enjoy coaching these guys, he said. Theyre so willing to learn and do what we ask of them.Travis missed the final 22 games of last season with a stress fracture in his leg but has come out of the blocks fast. He had career highs of 24 points and 17 rebounds in the Cardinals opening win over Harvard on Friday in Shanghai, China.Against CSUN, the 6-foot-8 junior made 6 of 9 shots from the field and converted 7 of 10 free throws, a big improvement from his 10-for-19 effort at the foul line vs. Harvard.Travis also showed the kind of hustle Haase was known for during his playing days at Cal and Kansas when he knocked over a half-dozen seats on the baseline while scrambling for a loose ball.Its definitely what he tries to instill to us, Travis said of the hustle. Toughness is one of our standards. When we get on the court, its full speed ahead.Marcus Sheffield added 17 points, Josh Sharma scored a career-high 15 and Dorian Pickens had 14 for Stanford (2-0).CSUN coach Reggie Theus said 20 turnovers were more than his team could overcome.We did a poor job of handling the double teams early in the game. That really got us off in the wrong direction, said Theus, adding that the Matadors defense was sporadic. A lot of times when things are not going well offensively, your defense suffers. Thats the mark of a team still trying to become a good team.Kendall Smith, who grew up an hour away from the Stanford campus, scored 17 points to lead CSUN (1-2).BIG PICTURECSUN: On the heels of an encouraging performance in a 102-87 loss at No. 16 UCLA -- a game that featured 14 lead changes -- the Matadors gave the ball away 20 times and were outscored 28-5 off turnovers.Stanford: The Cardinal made the long trek back from Shanghai, where it opened its season with an 80-70 win over Harvard, and showed little travel hangover. The Cardinal led by as many as 18 points in the first half and was up 31 points with less than 8 minutes left in the game.STAT OF THE NIGHT: Stanford was last in the Pac-12 last season in both 3-point percentage (.320) and 3-pointers made (.172) and was a quiet 1-for-6 from the arc against Harvard in its opener. But the Cardinal made eight of its first 12 shots from 3-point range and finished 9-for-16 against CSUN. Six different players made at least one, led by Sheffield, who was 3 for 4.UP NEXTCSUN returns home to play Saturday against Northern Illinois, which puts its 2-0 record on the line Wednesday against Idaho before heading to California.Stanford continues its three-game, weeklong home stand Thursday against Weber State, which dropped to 1-1 after a 69-68 loss at Pepperdine on Tuesday. Stanford better enjoy the home cooking while it can because it hits the road again for a Thanksgiving week tournament in Orlando, Florida beginning with a matchup vs. Miami on Nov. 24. Nike Shox Nz . The (11-11-4) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 26 points.  Fifth place Dallas and sixth-seeded Nashville also have 26 points, but the Stars have three games in hand on Winnipeg while Nashville has two. Nike Shox Mens Clearance . McPhee said that Ovechkins father Mikhail is in stable condition after having the surgery this week and is no longer in intensive care. "Weve told him to stay as long as necessary with your dad," he said. Ovechkin and his Russian national team were eliminated from the mens hockey tournament in Sochi on Wednesday with a 3-1 quarter-final loss to Finland. .  The 19-year-old Olsen played 34 games with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL this season. In that time, hes recorded 17 goals and 17 assists with 36 penalty minutes.LA Galaxys Robbie Keane says he is getting calls from players in England desperate to join him in the MLS. The former Tottenham and Liverpool striker was one of the more high-profile players to move Stateside when he signed for Galaxy in 2011.However, he has since been joined by the likes of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Andrea Pirlo and Kaka as the appeal of the MLS has grown. There has been a massive difference between 2011 and now, Keane told Sky Sports. David Beckham was really the one who started it off and I followed him and since then, the influx of stars who have come over here has been absolutely huge.People like Kaka, Lampard, Stevie, [Giovani] Dos Santos, David Villa, Pirlo - theyre massive, massive names in Europe.Its only going to get bigger and bigger, theres no doubt about that. The league is only going to get stronger. Former AC Milan star Kaka is playing for Orlando City Players Ive played with are calling me up now from England and Spain and are really, really desperate to come over here because they can see how much the league has grown and because of the lifestyle as well.While more players from Europe have flocked to the MLS in recent years, there has not been as much movement in the other direction.Matt Miazga recently joined Chelsea from New York Red Bulls and DeAndre Yedlin signed for Tottenham from Seattle Sounders, but Keane admits it might take a while for more American players to move to the Premier League. Matt Miazga recently joined Chelsea from New York Red Bulls There are definitely a few players that are good enough, he said. Is there going to be an influx of a load of players? Not at this moment in time.In the next five, six, seven years can I see it happening? Definitely, because of the league and how much it has grown.At the age of 35, Keane appears to be entering the twilight of his career, but he says he hopes to continue playing for a while yet before turning his hand to coaching.I know Ive got a good three or four years left in me. I think you have to treasure them, he said. Robbie Keane has got the chance to meet American president Barack Obama The day I have to hang the boots up will be a tough day for me to take. Thats the reason Ive started slowly going into coaching.Ive done my A and B badges, when I do finish playing that will be the opportunity for me to go into that straight away.  Hopefully it will be a nice way to keep me involved in the game. Nike Shox Clearance. Its been a tough two or three years doing it but I really enjoyed it. When I do hang up my boots, coaching is certainly something I look forward to.Since Keanes arrival on the west coast, Galaxy have been the most successful team in the MLS, winning the MLS Cup on three occasions.But they were beaten in the first round of the play-offs last season and Keane says the competition is getting tougher. Keane lifts the MLS Cup in 2014 In the four years Ive been here, the games are certainly getting harder every year, he said. I know weve won the title three out of the five seasons, but if you look at the games, they havent been easy games in the final. Weve had to work hard and last year is a prime example of that.The difference between this league and every other league is that, you know in England that all the top five teams have a chance of winning the league and the rest are there to make the numbers up if you like. Here, any team can win the league at any given time.Portland last year were one game away from going out against us. We were winning 1-0 at half-time and ended up losing 5-2. That was the downfall for us as well and that kick-started their run at the end of the season. It can change at any given moment, and thats why this league is very exciting.MLS returns to Sky Sports on Sunday March 6 when Chicago Fire face New York City FC from 7pm and Portland Timbers host Colombus. You can watch both match live on Sky Sports 1 HD. The 2016 MLS season kicks off this Sunday with Chicago Fire v New York City and Portland Timbers v Columbus Crew live on Sky Sports 1 from 7:05pm. Also See: MLS news MLS features MLS on Sky MLS video Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '