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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Michael Phelps has to clear out more space in his medal case. http:///...tehead-Draft-Jersey/ .Time to make room for gold No. 19.With yet another dazzling performance, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history added to his staggering haul Sunday night in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay, giving the United States a lead it never relinquished.When I was on the block, I honestly thought my heart was going to explode out of my chest, Phelps said. I was so hyped tonight and so excited.Defending Olympic champion France was out front when Phelps dove into the water on the second leg, taking over for leadoff swimmer Caeleb Dressel. Even though the 100 free isnt one of Phelps specialties -- he has never swum it individually at the Olympics, only in the relays -- he blazed down and back in a stunning 47.12 seconds, a time that was faster than all but the three anchors on the medal-winning teams, three of the best in the world at that distance.Coming off the wall I thought my kick-out was great, Phelps said. I just wanted to hammer it, hit the touch and give them a bigger lead.That he did.Ryan Held kept the Americans in front before giving way to Nathan Adrian, the nations best sprinter.At that point, it wasnt really in doubt.But Phelps wasnt taking any chances, pounding the starting block and shouting toward Adrian as the anchor made the turn for home.When Adrian touched the wall first in 3 minutes, 9.92 seconds, Phelps thrust his right arm in the air and looked toward his infant son, Boomer, nuzzling in the arms of his mother, Nicole Johnson, the roaring crowd blocked out by the babys noise-canceling headphones.Little Boomer wont remember what his daddy did this night.But that gold medal will never let him forget.France took the silver in 3:10.53, while Australia claimed the bronze in 3:11.37, holding off a Russian team that was booed during the introductions -- a reminder of the drug scandal that has rocked the nation. Vladimir Morozov, initially banned from the Olympics, was one of Russias relay swimmers.Those ill feelings were pushed aside by the sight of Phelps once more climbing to the top step of the medal podium.Phelps likely will take his medal count to heights that may never be matched by the time hes done in Rio.Hes still got three individual events, and will surely swim two more relays. Given the form he showed in his Rio debut, five more golds are certainly within reach. As it stands, hes got 23 medals overall.Thats the fastest 100 free Ive ever gone in my career, so I hope thats a good sign, Phelps said. I guess well see over the next couple of days. But Im very pleased with the start.For Phelps, it was the fastest relay time hes ever produced at the Olympics. Faster even than 2008, when his Great Haul of China -- a record eight gold medals that broke Mark Spitzs longstanding record -- included a time of 47.51 in the 4x100 free relay.At age 31, the guy can still amaze.After the race, Phelps reached down to help Adrian out of the pool.While he did it, millions of Americans watching at home saw several purple dots on Phelps back and shoulder.Some kind of new tattoo? Did he take a nap on a bed of tennis balls?No, the circles are the result of cupping, a therapy technique that athletes use to help their muscles recover and perform at their best. It involves a therapist heating small glass cups, then placing them on the skin and pulling them from the body to loosen and relax the muscles.Some experts are skeptical of the treatments effectiveness, but Phelps has been using it regularly for a while.Later, while taking that familiar victory lap around the pool -- a route he knows so well -- a single tear ran down his cheek.Phelps no doubt was remembering the ups and downs of the past four years. A second drunken-driving arrest. Six weeks of therapy. Giving up alcohol. Getting engaged to Johnson. Reconnecting with his estranged father. Becoming a father himself for the first time.Phelps retired four years ago, insisting he was done with swimming, only to return for what he calls his real farewell, the one that will send him out the way he really wants to go.It felt good to get my last 400 free relay of my career with this thing around my neck, he said. It feels good to get it back.Now, to make more room in the case. http:///...Parker-Draft-Jersey/ . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. Gonzalez has a six-week window before position players have their first workout at spring training in Arizona. http://www.officialraidersgear.com/Raiders-Jared-Cook-Draft-Jersey/ . Anthony Davis had 31 points and 17 rebounds in his seventh straight game with more than 20 points, but that was only enough to keep the Pelicans competitive into the final minutes. Andrew Bogut had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Golden State, which rebounded from a loss a night earlier in Oklahoma City and snapped a two-game skid. http://www.officialraidersgear.com/Raiders-Bo-Jackson-Draft-Jersey/ . Miller reached right to deflect Mikhail Grabovskis attempt with just over 2 minutes remaining in regulation, and then made two more saves in the shootout Sunday to give the Sabres a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals. DALLAS -- The Vancouver Canucks and Dallas Stars used to be Pacific Division bunkmates. And even though they are now in separate divisions, battles between these former division rivals are always spirited affairs.Vancouver and Dallas last met on Nov. 13 at Rogers Arena with the Canucks taking the full two points thanks to a 5-4 overtime win.That victory is one of just four Vancouver (8-10-2) has had this month, along with seven losses. But the Canucks, who are 2-6-1 on the road, got their second road victory of the season Tuesday night in Glendale, a 4-1 win against the Arizona Coyotes.And after such a strong performance in their second win of the month against Arizona, the Canucks like their chances of coming into American Airlines Center on Friday and leaving with at least a point against the Stars.We came out strong in the third, we didnt sit back, Canucks center Bo Horvat said after Tuesdays win. We kept the pace going, we kept it on them, and it turned out great for us tonight.Horvats line, which also features Sven Baertschi and Alexandre Burrows, accounted for an impressive eight points in that road win against the Coyotes.And that performance, along with several other recent strong showings by that trio, has not gone unnoticed by Canucks coach Willie Desjardins, a former Stars assistant.Ive liked that line for three or four games, Desjardins said. I think (Burrows) helps them. He talks to them a lot, helps them prepare for shifts. And the other two guys have lots of talent.The Canucks currently have a minus-17 goal differential, making them one of only two teams in the Western Conference who currently have a worse differential than the Stars, who are minus-16.Dallas (8-8-5) is 5-7-1 in November and on Wednesday night the Stars lost 5-2 to the Nashville Predators in the Music City. http:///...Harris-Draft-Jersey/. At home, the Stars are 5-3-2 this season, including going 2-1-1 during a recently-concluded four-game homestand earlier this week.Despite seeing his team lose to a Central Division foe by three goals, Stars coach Lindy Ruff saw plenty of positives to take from their loss in Nashville.You build off a lot of the good stuff you did in the game -- and there was a lot of good stuff in the game, Ruff said postgame. Our energy was good. I thought the second period on where our breakouts were coming on our own end was good; cleaned up a few mistakes.Dallas has gotten at least a point in 11 straight games against Vancouver and the Stars have defeated the Canucks six straight times in Dallas.And if the Stars are to extend their run of recent dominance over the Canucks, then they must play better in the third period than they did in Nashville.Dallas hit the ice on Wednesday down 2-0 to the Predators, but cut that lead in half when Patrick Sharp scored his first goal of the season 5:32 into the final frame.However, Nashville regained its two-goal edge 37 seconds later and went up 4-2 with another goal five minutes later.Sharp speaks for his teammates in saying that if Dallas is to climb out of the middle of the pack in the Central and in the West, better third periods need to become a regular thing.Yeah, disappointing third period, Sharp said. 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