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Adidas Marian Hossa Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . -- Jimmie Johnson could feel the pressure mounting all season as he continued to turn into the garage area rather than Victory Lane after failing to win Sprint Cup races.Sweet relief came last weekend at Charlotte.And its made this weekend at Kansas feel a whole lot better, too.The six-time champion made a big move in his pursuit of a record-tying seventh when Johnson won the opening race in the round of 12 of the Chase. It locked him into the round of eight, taking the pressure off not only at Kansas Speedway on Sunday but unpredictable Talladega next week.Four drivers will be eliminated following the third race of the round.A victory is a huge boost, theres no way around that for myself, my crew members, everyone at Hendrick Motorsports, Johnson said. But this Chase, some felt like it got off to a calm start and last weekend, with half the Chase guys having issues, it just shows that anything can happen.Indeed, the pressure is now ramped up on the 11 other drivers trying to advance to the next round, and especially the five that finished out of the top 30 at Charlotte.Engine trouble, wrecks and all kinds of misfortune conspired to doom Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott and Austin Dillon. For them, with a big points gap to make up on the rest of the Chase drivers, there is even more desperation to win at Kansas.Eight points separates Hamlin in eighth place from Harvick in 12th.The only one not worried about Talladega right now is Jimmie Johnson, said Chase contender Martin Truex Jr. You just never know. You could finish 40th there, anyone could. Were doing to do the best job we can this weekend and hopefully have a shot at winning, but theres no guarantees.Johnson is certainly aware of that pressure.You worry about yourself, he said, but if others have trouble, when they have trouble -- its chaos. When the first round starts, sure, you worry about points, but as each race goes by, one mistakes, its just tough. And theres no clear-cut path to the final four at Homestead.The closest thing to a clear path is winning.Johnson also knows that quite well.It was only a year ago that his Chase ended in the first round. He blew a tire at Chicago and had to salvage a decent finish there, then blew another tire at New Hampshire before ending up sixth. Everything came to an end at Dover, where a broken drove line knocked him from title contention.We were disappointed, especially the way it happened, Johnson acknowledged on a gloomy Friday at Kansas, where mist forced dryers to spend the morning on the track. It was unfortunate we didnt have a chance at the championship. I heard the term `second-class citizen used.Johnson still intends to race for wins the next two weeks, he just knows that theres a little bit more margin for error. If anything, it makes him even more dangerous at Kansas, where he won the spring race a year ago and where Hendrick Motorsports has had plenty of success.Last year, Logano won the opening race of the second round at Charlotte, and that gave him carte blanche to race Kenseth hard in the closing laps and win the race at Kansas.Meanwhile, the win also gives Johnson some wiggle-room to lend a helping hand.Elliott, his teammate, has been knocking on the door of wins all season, and the rookie led 103 laps at Charlotte before a wreck ruined his afternoon. Now, Johnson can work with him at Kansas and Talladega to get another Hendrick car into the next round of the Chase.From an on-track standpoint, Talladega is the place where I could help him or could work with him, Johnson said, referring to the restrictor-plate style of racing. You know we want to win the race here and do all we can, and if we cant of course we want the 24 to, and they need to have a great day.But if theres a duel between us and the 24 car, I want to win, he added. Weve all been leaning on each other tremendously so that will be there, but come race time, we still have to race. Wholesale Blackhawks Jerseys/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period to help the Avs edge Toronto 2-1 on Tuesday night. Cory Sarich also scored for Colorado (3-0-0), which is off to its best ever start. Cheap Adidas Blackhawks Jerseys/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . 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Thomas Kristensen scored a first-half brace as Brisbane Roar waltzed to an easy 4-0 A-League win over a flat Adelaide United on Sunday.Snapping a frustrating run of four straight 1-1 draws for the Roar, Kristensens two goals came within the space of just three minutes, and both were served on a platter by Socceroo hopeful Tommy Oar.Veteran Thomas Broich added the third in the 55th minute, steering a well-timed header past Adelaide captain Eugene Galekovic from a smart Dimitri Petratos free kick, while a late Jamie Maclaren penalty was the final dagger.We could feel it coming. They were very good goals we scored, Roar coach John Aloisi said.We knew we were going to create chances and we just said we need to be ruthless and it was good to get four goals.The Roar remain fourth on the ladder, equal on points with Melbourne Victory and one behind Melbourne City, but have closed the gap on runaway leaders Sydney FC to seven points.Theyve also opened up a handy five-point gap over fifth-placed Perth Glory.You dont want to get too far away from the leading pack. Were there or thereabouts, but we know theres still a long way to go, Aloisi said.For the Reds, it was a harsh reality check after breaking through for their first win of the season last week, and any hopes of a similar run to last seasons sensational march to the premiership-championship double looks unlikely. Cheap Chicago Blackhawks Jerseys/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">. However, coach Guillermo Amor felt the scoreline didnt properly reflect the game.Adelaide finished with a whopping 19 corners to Brisbanes three and had more shots on goal but rarely looked threatening.Their best chances came late on when the match was already settled, with Iacopo La Roccas crossbar-rattling header in the 64th minute the closest they got to finding the back of the net.The result we know is negative, but the team was good, in moments we controlled (the game) well, the attitude was not bad, Amor said.It was an unhappy return to Suncorp Stadium for former Roar fan favourite Henrique, who was received warmly by the 15,605 in attendance but was responsible for the handball that gave away Maclarens 85th-minute spot kick.Maclaren nearly opted out of the match because of the recent death of his UK-based grandmother but decided to play on and dedicated his goal to her memory.Broich and right-back Jack Hingert, who were both taken off in the second half with cramp, have been cleared of any injury concerns. Cheap NFL Jerseys/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap NFL Jerseys China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap Jerseys From China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Wholesale Jerseys China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap NFL Jerseys China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> NFL Cheap Jerseys/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> ' ' '