Players left Canadas Olympic orientation camp in Calgary knowing the road to proving they belong in Sochi begins now. Coach Mike Babcock wanted each player to know what it would take to make the team, but its up to general manager Steve Yzerman and his staff to start evaluating once the regular season gets underway. "The final scouting for the management group to put the final roster together begins immediately," Yzerman said. Thats a lot of pressure all around, when the expectation in Canada is nothing short of a gold medal. Team Canadas management group has a representative from every division -- the Boston Bruins Peter Chiarelli, the Detroit Red Wings Ken Holland, the St. Louis Blues Doug Armstrong and the Edmonton Oilers Kevin Lowe -- so the spotlight will be bright. "I think its going to be on your mind fairly often, whether youre being asked about it or youre playing against guys who were at the camp, its going to come up," Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby said. "Its always in the back of your mind, but I think if you just focus on playing well for your own team and making sure you have a good first half, then everything kind of takes care of itself." In the immediate future, players return to their preparations for training camp. Canadas coaches and front-office personnel have jobs to do as well, but theyll stay in touch regularly, mostly on conference calls. "Well arrange our schedule over the next week or so to get ready for the start of the regular season," Yzerman said Tuesday evening. "Well get together as a group early November to narrow things down a little bit and talk about what were seeing and make sure were all in constant communication and get organized from November to mid-December and make our final decisions at that point." The focus will be on monitoring the 47 players invited to camp, even though anyone can work his way into the Olympic conversation with a strong enough start. Yzerman doesnt consider anyone who was in Calgary a "long shot." "Well keep an eye on everybody but focus on particular teams, particular games, particular players that were deciding on," he said. "There was a few guys we dont feel the need to watch. But we know what they can do and theyre going to be on this team, assuming theyre healthy." Yzerman estimated that, conservatively, there were eight or nine locks to make it. Crosby, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and defenceman Duncan Keith, Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber, Los Angeles Kings defenceman Drew Doughty, Tampa Bay Lightning centre Steven Stamkos, Boston Bruins centre Patrice Bergeron, New York Islanders centre John Tavares and New York Rangers winger Rick Nash seem to fit that bill. Putting together the rest of the roster could be a painstaking process, considering Canadas depth. Weber wants no part of that. "Thats why Im the player, theres too many tough decisions," he said. "You go down the list and everybody deserves the chance. Thats why theyre here. Theres even guys that arent here that probably will get a good look during the season. Were very fortunate in Canada to have a big selection, but definitely some tough choices." Yzerman expects to have the roster figured out by mid-to-late December. The deadline for all countries to submit is Dec. 31. Between now and then, plenty could change Team Canadas potential makeup. "Theres a lot of could-bes, but I think the first half of the year just has such an impact on whos on the team," Crosby said. "Im sure theres some guys in mind, but therell be guys who have standout first halves, and will make it tough not to be selected. So I think were going to see here in the first half who really shows they want to be part of it." -2.html. QPRs first win in the topflight at Stamford Bridge since March 1979 was secured by Shaun Wright-Phillips scoring against his former club. The end of Chelseas four-game winning run in one of the biggest shocks so far this season left Benitezs side fourth in the standings, 14 points behind leader Manchester United. .html. It marks the final selection of the 2011-12 season and there was no womens sports in competition. Verreault-Paul, a fourth-year psychology student from Mashteuiatsh, Que. On Wednesday night, the Mavericks and Kidd were reportedly putting the finishing touches on a multi-year contract. But Kidd changed his mind Thursday and decided to join the Knicks, according to the New York Daily News. -3.html. Yunel Escobar hit a two-run homer off Garrett Richards (2-1) in Torontos seven-run second inning and Brett Lawrie of Langley, B.C., added some insurance with a three-run shot in the eighth. He will next meet third-seeded Juan Monaco, who beat Jeremy Chardy of France, 6-3, 7-5. Almagro was runner-up last year in Hamburg. German veteran Tommy Haas beat seventh-seeded countryman Florian Mayer 6-1, 6-4 to set up a semifinal showdown with Marin Cilic of Croatia, who defeated Albert Ramos of Spain 6-4, 7-6 (5). NEW YORK -- Ryan Braun had a fresh pink welt on his left triceps, where he was hit one pitch after Rickie Weeks launched a long home run in the seventh inning. He barely felt it. Zack Greinkes seven stellar innings and Travis Ishikawas two homers and five RBIs in the Milwaukee Brewers 8-0 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday night were quite the pain reliever for the NL MVP. "Its fine," Braun said of his arm. Greinke (4-1) was more than fine for his second straight outing. He allowed five hits, struck out seven and walked none while extending his scoreless streak to 15 innings. "Controls been good, the last two starts. Thats the main key," Greinke said. "Its mainly just being able to throw quality strikes." Weeks drive to deep left snapped an 0-for-21 skid and touched off an ugly moment. Mets reliever D.J. Carrasco then hit Braun with his next pitch and was immediately ejected by plate umpire Gary Darling. "I didnt like it. I dont understand it," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. Mets manager Terry Collins pinch hit for David Wright leading off the bottom half. Wright had two of the Mets hits off Greinke, a double and a broken-bat single in the fourth inning -- a shard of wood whirling past Greinke. "It was interesting what that shows," Roenicke said of Collins lifting Wright -- and also David Murphy two batters later. Collins and Wright had a discussion in the dugout before he was due up. Wright wanted to bat but Collins was not going to put his .408-hitting star in a dangerous position. "He said, If somebody should be hit, I want it to be me," Collins said. "I said its not going to be you." Braun understood both sides of the argument. "I respect the fact that he wanted to stay in the game," Braun said. "I dont fault them for making that decision at all." Tim Dillard worked the eighth and John Axford gave up a hit in the ninth while finishing the six-hitter. It was Axfords first appearance since his string of 49 straight saves ended Friday night and he left a note of apology to the media in the clubhouse when he went to be with his wife, who was having contractions. Ishikawa led off the fifth with his third homer of the year and connected for a three-run shot in the sixth, both drives coming on the first pitch of the at-bat against Dillon Gee (2-3). He also had a run-scoringg groundout in the second inning as fog started rolling in, a misty haze that hung over the outfield for the remainder of the game.dddddddddddd "Hes been throwing a lot of strikes," said Ishikawa, who has been platooning at first base since Mat Gamel tore a ligament in his right knee in early May. "I didnt want to get deep into the count." The Mets had a chance to move six games over .500 for the first time since July 18, 2010, but managed little against Greinke. The Mets did not make an out to the outfield against Greinke. Only Wright and pinch-hitter Mike Baxter, who doubled to left in the sixth, reached second. Greinke came in 30-46 away from home -- he is 80-74 overall. His only poor start this season came at the Chicago Cubs, when he gave up eight runs. "Im just trying to keep the same mindset," Greinke said about pitching on the road as compared to home. "Im trying to make that better. Youre just a little more comfortable at home." The Brewers gave Greinke an early lead on Ishikawas groundout and Cesar Izturis RBI single. Ishikawa homered off the "Wise Snacks" sign above the New York bullpen in right-centre on the first pitch of the fifth inning. Braun and Aramis Ramirez singled off Gee to start the sixth. Jonathan Lucroy had a one-out RBI single before Ishikawa hit another long ball for the first multihomer game of his career. Ishikawa added a third hit in the eighth, an infield single. Weeks returned to the Brewers starting lineup after being limited to one pinch-hit at-bat in three games because of a bruised hand. He struck out twice and grounded to shortstop before getting his first hit since May 6. Gee was very upset after giving up 10 hits and four runs in 5 2-3 innings in his previous start. This one was worse. He matched a season high by allowing seven runs and yielded eight hits in 5 1-3 innings. Gee has not won in three starts. "Mistakes that he makes are in the middle of the plate," Collins said. NOTES: Brewers OF Carlos Gomez (strained left hamstring) is set to begin a rehab assignment with Class-A Wisconsin on Wednesday. Roenicke said he should be back Sunday. ... Major League Baseball will officially name the Mets host of the 2013 All-Star game at Citi Field with a ceremony at City Hall on Wednesday morning. ... Murphy singled in the fifth to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 11 games. ' ' '