INDIANAPOLIS -- Drew Brees reverted to his customary form Saturday night. Kyle Keller Jersey . He was quick, creative and accurate. Even a couple of weeks away from practice, a pair of missed games and a seemingly stronger Colts defence couldnt derail Brees. Six days after returning to practice, the Pro Bowl quarterback threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter and led the still unbeaten Saints to a 23-17 preseason victory at Indianapolis. "I feel like it was a progression throughout the week, just getting the feel and the timing back," Brees said after going 9 of 15 for 127 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. "I dont think Im 100 per cent yet, but I feel like the tempo and the rhythm and those things are coming back." He was so impressive that Saints coach Sean Payton parked Brees on the bench after three series. Brees is likely to spend Thursday nights game against Baltimore there as the Saints try to complete their first perfect preseason. Naturally, Payton would rather make sure Brees plays this way in the Sept. 7 season opener at Atlanta. Brees went 9 of 15 for 128 yards with two touchdown passes, no interceptions and no sacks in his first career start at Lucas Oil Stadium. His passes were crisp and on time, and on the few occasions Brees did get into trouble, he found a way out. On the opening series, he threw an improvisational shovel pass to avoid a sack. A couple plays later, he converted third-and-8 by running for 10 yards, then slid at the Colts 3-yard line. Brees then threw a 3-yard TD pass to Austin Johnson, on the next play for a 7-0 lead. Two series later, Brees did it again with a 13-yard pass to Marques Colston for a 14-7 lead the Saints never surrendered. He had plenty of help, too. In the first half, New Orleans (3-0) rushed for 124 yards, piled up 288 total yards, and ran nearly twice as many plays (48) as the Colts (26). And the Saints defence allowed just 132 yards and picked off Andrew Luck once in the half, too. Payton couldnt have scripted it much better, with the exception of eight first-half penalties. But that was still better than what the Colts (0-3) endured. Luck played into the third quarter and still couldnt match Brees numbers. Indys starting quarterback was 10 of 18 for 103 yards with one touchdown pass and one interception on a night the Colts (0-3) welcomed back Pro Bowl receiver Reggie Wayne. "Not a very good grade," Luck said when asked to evaluate his personal performance. "We never got in a rhythm, missing throws that I would like to make and turning the ball over." The best news of the night was that 35-year-old Wayne played for the first time since tearing the ACL in his right knee last October. Wayne received loud ovations from the fans when he ran onto the field after being announced as a starter during pregame introductions, and after making two catches. Both were wiped out by penalties, but Wayne did get tackled twice and bounced right up both times. "You think eight or 10 plays is right on time, but when it gets going, you want more," Wayne said. "Its good to be in the fire again. Its the way I wanted it." The Saints made sure it was a miserable night, too. Lucks 21-yard TD pass to Coby Fleener tied the score at 7, but Brees broke the tie with the TD pass to Colston. Lucks interception then set up a 39-yard field goal from Shayne Graham, and Graham hit a 24-yarder late to give the Saints a 20-7 lead. Adam Vinatieri closed the half with a 20-yard field goal, but the Colts couldnt get any closer until Chandler Harnish threw a 22-yard TD pass to Josh Lenz with 13:39 left in the game. New Orleans sealed the win with a 45-yard field goal from Derek Dimke and a defensive stop in the final minute. "What was really important in those drives, especially in the first one, were the third-down conversions because we had to convert them to keep the drive moving," Payton said. "Thats encouraging." Notes: The Colts had a moment of silence in honour of Maveah Alice Hughes, the 3-month-old daughter of defensive lineman Montori Hughes, who died last week as the result of a sudden illness. ... Saints receiver Kenny Stills left in the first half with a leg injury. Payton did not provide an update. ... Colts cornerback Darius Butler left with an ankle injury and will be re-evaluated overnight. Austin Dean Jersey . Its a blessing and a burden for nine sons of former NHL players who are all expected to be taken in the first four rounds of the draft this weekend. Mark Hutton Jersey . Six years of waiting are finally over for the Dallas defenceman. Daley had a goal and an assist, Kari Lehtonen recorded his fifth shutout of the season, and the Stars clinched their first playoff berth since 2008 with a 3-0 victory against the St.Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Colorado Rockies general manager Dan ODowd has resigned after 15 seasons and Jeff Bridich was named as his replacement. ODowd was the second GM in team history, taking over from Bob Gebhard after the 1999 season. Assistant general manager Bill Geivett also resigned Wednesday. First of all I want to thank Dan and Bill for their years of commitment to the Rockies organization, said Rockies owner Dick Monfort in a statement Wednesday. They have been friends and colleagues, and their families have been a part of the Rockies family, for a very long time. The Rockies reached the postseason twice under ODowd, including an improbable run to the National League pennant in 2007, but the club suffered through a 66-96 mark in 2014 -- the second-worst in the 22-year history of the frannchise. Adam Conley Jersey. Only the 2012 team was worse with 98 losses. Bridich joined the Rockies front office in 2004 and held different positions within the organization before taking over his most recent role as senior director of player development in September 2011. The 37-year-old was the senior director of baseball operations from 2006-11. We are very fortunate to have an extremely bright, energetic and talented group of individuals currently within our own organization that are ready and eager to utilize their skills and experience, added Monfort. I know Jeff is anxious to begin working on the goal of putting a championship team on the field that the Rockies staff, our fans and our region deserve. The Rockies last reached the postseason as a wild card in 2009 and havent had a winning season since 2010. ' ' '
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Jockey Andrew Thornton faces three weeks on the sidelines after breaking his collarbone in a fall at Towcester on Wednesday. Nike Air Max 90 Kaufen Schweiz . Thornton was riding Utmost Zeal in the Haygain Hay Steamers Clean Healthy Forage Novices Chase for Lawney Hill when his mount veered right, leaving him no chance of staying in the saddle.It was a heavy fall and to compound matters he was trodden on by a following horse. Thornton remains stranded on 996 winners in his pursuit of a landmark 1,000th career success.It certainly didnt help being trodden on, Im not sure if it happened then or just when I hit the ground, said Thornton.You always say three weeks these days for a collarbone so thats what Im working off. Im going to see Dr Foy later, so Ill know more then.There was a time with a collarbone they used to say if you can take the pain you can ride but a lot has changed in 20 years. Thankfully times have changed.Im still on 996, you never take anything for granted in this game, hopefully this is just a blip. Also See: Live results service Full racecards Get Sky Sports ￡10 completely free bet! Nike Air Max 97 Schweiz . -- Get a flow chart ready to follow the Packers quarterback situation. Nike Air Max Großhandel . The Miami Heat star tops the leagues global list of top-selling jerseys for the 2012-13 season, edging Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and James Heat teammate Dwyane Wade for the No. GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Mike Smith stopped 29 shots for his first shutout of the season, Antoine Vermette had a power-play goal in the first period, and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 on Thursday night. In a game full of penalties and killed power plays, the Coyotes got stellar goaltending and just enough offence while the Canucks continued to struggle on the offence. Phoenix also got a break on a reviewed goal in the third period. Vancouver lost for the eighth time in nine games as an apparent goal from captain Henrik Sedin near the midpoint of the third was waved off after a replay review. Smith stopped Kevin Bieksas shot but the rebound came to Sedin, who knocked the puck into the net with his body. The Canucks have one goal in their last three games and lost all three on their road trip to Southern California and Arizona. Still, Vancouver had a chance to draw even after a high-sticking double-minor against centre Martin Hanzal. The Canucks were on a power play for all but the last 4 seconds of the game, with six attackers for the final minute, but failed to score. The teams combined for five power plays in the first period, three for the Canucks and two for the Coyotes. Phoenix scored on its second man-advantage situation with 7:09 remaining in the period. Keith Yandle faked a shot from the point and passed to Vermette in front of the red line almost directly to goalie Eddie Lacks left. Vermette took the tough-angle shot and the puck glanced off a Caanucks defender and past Lack. Schuhe Großhandel . Earlier, Lacks reflexes kept the game scoreless when he turned away a good opportunity for Oliver Ekman-Larsson at the 6:18 mark. The Canucks started the second period on a power play that didnt produce results. Daniel Sedin had an open net 4:32 into the period, but his shot sailed high and over the goal. The Coyotes had a 3-on-1 chance with just over 8 minutes left in the second, but Lack stretched out to stop Radim Vrbatas shot and the Canucks cleared the puck, to the delight of a large contingent of blue-clad Vancouver fans inside Jobing.com Arena. Ekman-Larsson hit the post with a shot with 24 seconds left in the period and the Coyotes on their fifth power play of the game. Vancouvers penalty minutes were an improvement from the 142 combined from the Canucks previous two games. The Canucks had several good chances in the third period but Smith turned them away each time, including a save on Brad Richardsons wrist shot with no defender in front of him at the 1:20 mark. NOTES: The Coyotes improved to 16-7-3 this season when scoring first. ... Phoenix waived D Rostislav Klesla before Thursdays game, and activated D Zbynek Michalek from injured reserve. It was the first game action for Michalek since Dec. 17 at Montreal, when he suffered a lower body injury. ... Canucks G Roberto Luongo missed his sixth straight game with an ankle injury. ... Phoenix and Vancouver meet twice more this season, once in each city. ' ' '