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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Firmly establishing himself as a gold medal favourite, Bode Miller was fastest Saturday in the final Olympic downhill training run. [url=]Cheap Timberwolves Jerseys China[/url] . Miller finished in two minutes, 6.09 seconds, one day before the first medal race on the Alpine schedule. The 36-year-old American also turned in the top time in Thursdays opening training session. Erik Guay of Mont-Tremblant, Que., was eighth with a time of 2:07.84. Manuel Osborne-Paradis of Ivermere, B.C., finished 11th in 2:08.20, while Benjamin Thomsen, also from Ivermere, was 16th in 2:09.19. Calgarys Jan Hudec and Morgan Pridy of Whistler, B.C., did not do Saturdays training run. Miller already owns a U.S.-record five Olympic Alpine medals, including three from the 2010 Winter Games. Another triple medallist in Vancouver, Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway, was second-fastest Saturday, 0.66 behind. A pair of Italians were next: Peter Fill and Werner Heel. Ten of 55 starters failed to finish. The first racer, Rok Perko of Slovenia, bloodied his face in a crash. [url=]Cheap Timberwolves Jerseys[/url] .C. United to a 4-1 victory over short-handed FC Dallas on Saturday night. [url=]Cheap Timberwolves Jerseys Authentic[/url] . -- Pelicans coach Monty Williams does not expect guard Eric Gordon to play in any of New Orleans final five games this season. [url=][/url] . Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin broke the news that hes cleared for full activity moving forward. MONTREAL -- The Montreal Impact may have struggled on the road lately, but on Saturday night, the team proved once more that its home game is emphatically back on track. Marco Di Vaio scored two goals and Montreal won its second in a row with a 5-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo that launches the Impact into first place in Major League Soccers Eastern Conference. The Impact improved to 12-7-5 for 41 points in 24 games, matching their win total from last season in their MLS debut. Montreal extended its home winning streak to three, and is undefeated in their last five games (3-0-2) at Saputo Stadium. But in road games, Montreal is winless in its last five (0-4-1) dating back to a 2-1 win in Kansas City on June 1. "Were playing in Philadelphia next week and then were in Boston, and Houston later on," Di Vaio said. "Those are all teams that were competing with to make the playoffs, so its going to be so important for us to get those points in road games." Di Vaio and Felipe Martins scored minutes apart in the first half to put Montreal up by a pair. Jeb Brovsky made it 3-0 in the 58th minute and Di Vaio finished off a two-man break on a pass from Patrice Bernier for his fourth goal in two games. Andrea Pisano added his first Major League Soccer goal and the Impact won its second in a row, and its third straight at Saputo Stadium, to the delight of the sold-out crowd of 20,801. "The facts speak for us," Felipe said. "When we play like that we can do good things." Troy Perkins made a diving save on a header two minutes into the second half on his way to posting a clean sheet. Houston lost for just the second time in its last seven MLS games (4-2-1). "There was a great opportunity for us before the game and we didnt play well," Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall said. "We didnt play well enough to get a draw, not even close enough to get a win, and when you dont have a very good performance on the field against a team of Montreals calibre youre going to get a lot of goals scored on you." Impact forward Justin Mapp slammed a drive off the crossbar from inside the top of the 18-yard box 14 minutes into the match. [url=]Wholesale Timberwolves Jerseys[/url]. Di Vaio opened the scoring with his 14th goal in the 35th minute. The 37-year-old Italian striker took a pass from Mapp and shifted from his right foot to put a left-footed shot into the top left corner. Felipe made it 2-0 in the 37th minute when he paused to curl a shot around Houston defender Kofi Sarkodie and inside the right post. "I thought before I took my shot and Im happy because the ball went in," said the Brazilian forward, who celebrated with a samba as his teammates surrounded him after the goal. Brovsky scored his second goal of the season off a corner kick by Hernan Bernardello. Dynamo captain Brad Davis headed the kick but it went to Brovsky who put it home from the right post. "Hes a set-piece master," Brovsky said of Davis. "He whips them in pretty well and he put some good pace on it and thats why that far post run is there. If it gets through, you have to be there. Thats my job and fortunately I was there." Berniers unselfish play made it a four-goal lead as he drove in with Di Vaio and passed to his left for Di Vaio to put home his 15th goal. Andrea Pisanu scored Montreals fifth goal in stoppage time. Impact assistant coach Mauro Biello guided the team in place of head coach Marco Schallibaum, who served the first game of his two-game league suspension. "This was a big game," Biello said. "Houston was right behind us. Theyre a good team, a well-coached team. Theyre there every year. Theyve been to the finals the last two seasons. "They seem to always peak at the right moment so we were getting them at a moment where they were 4-1-1 in their last six so it was important. The guys were ready. They knew what was going to be in front of them and they reacted very well." Schallibaum, who has been suspended four times this season, received an automatic one-game suspension for his ejection from last Saturdays 2-1 win over D.C. United. 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