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    WINDSOR, Ont. Marcelo Grohe Jersey . -- Olympic medallist Jennifer Abel of Laval, Que., earned her first individual podium finish this season on the FINA World Series diving circuit, placing third in the womens three-metre springboard final on Saturday. World champion Tingmao Shi led China to a 1-2 finish with 398.45 points and Han Wang was second at 385.05. Abel stayed entrenched in third place through the entire five-dive final and collected 356.15. Pamela Ware of Beloeil, Que., placed fifth. Abels best result in her three previous World Series appearances this season was a fifth last month in London. "It was super important for me to get that medal," said Abel, a silver medallist with Ware on three-metre synchro on Friday. "This is where I want to be at this point in the season. I had a difficult start but the work Ive put in is showing and Im gaining more confidence." After five events, Wang stands first at 82 points in the World Series standings. He Zi, who dove for China at the first four events, is second at 70 and Tania Cagnotto of Italy is third at 56. Ware is in fourth spot at 48 and Abel is sixth. The Canadians missed the fourth stop in Moscow earlier this month because it conflicted with the Grand Prix competition in Gatineau, Que, which was also a selection meet for the FINA World Cup and the Commonwealth Games. On mens three-metre, world champion He Chong of China took gold. Jack Laugher of Britain placed second and Ilya Kvasha of Ukraine finished third. Two-time Olympian Riley McCormick of Victoria was sixth in his semifinal and took seventh place overall. Thiago Silva Jersey . However, the 38-year-old is in no hurry to sign with another team. "Im not in a rush. This will be my last contract, so I want to do it right," said Burris on Thursday. Casemiro Brazil Jersey . Rockhold." Known as an aggressive striker, Belfort (23-10) instead paced himself as the engaged in the early going and showed restraint by not overcommitting against the larger Rockhold (10-2). But when the opportunity presented itself, Belfort delivered an incredible spinning heel kick that landed flush on Rockholds chin and sent him toppling to the floor.After a relative saw off in the first half, one in which the Whitecaps created the better chances, only one team seemed to come out for the start of the second, and it wasnt the home team. Its an issue that has crept up from time to time for Vancouver, the most notable example being their July game with Chivas at BC Place.  In that game, they conceded off a corner in the very early stages of the second half.  Momentum turned, and the Whitecaps never got it back. The momentum turner against Portland also occurred early in the second half. Pedro Morales, who by his own high standards had probably his least effective home game since joining the club, took a knock, fell to the turf, and remained down with his boot off for a good two minutes. There was confusion, there was concern. An awful thought crossed my mind, as it probably did the managers, and seemingly Morales teammates too.  If the skipper was seriously hurt, then the Portland game was inconsequential, the Whitecaps season would be in serious jeopardy. The Caps played for a few moments with 10 men, and then for a few more with the skipper hobbling. Not long after, Alvis Powell drifted in front of Andy OBrien to glance home the first, and eventual game winner for the Timbers. It was a double sucker punch.  Concern for the captain, some discombobulation in his absence, and then the whammy of a goal against. Having been blanked in four of the last five, the realization will have sunk in to the young Whitecaps: that coming back would be a tall order. If that was thee games defining moment, the consensus theme from the latest Cascadia clash was how badly they missed Gershon Koffie. Douglas Costa Jersey. . In Carl Robinsons three-man central midfield set-up, one of the two holding pivots has to be able to provide something going forward.      At one point, assistant coach Martyn Pert seemed to be begging Russell Teibert to try and penetrate, rather than constantly deferring to teammates laterally or behind him. Thats where Koffie was sorely missed. But the most worrisome matter from Saturday was the continuation of a franchise trend to come up short in big home games during the seasons run in. Last year, it was a devastating loss to RSLs second string team before 2-2 draws with Chivas and Portland when they needed maximum points. Even in 2012 when they made the playoffs, the Whitecaps lost 2-0 at home to Dallas, and later, 1-0 again to the Timbers, who have yet to lose in Vancouver.  They even spoiled the BC Place grand opening in 2011.  From here, the biggest question will be whether the higher ups acquiesce to the mounting demand by fans and media to bring in a goal scorer.  At this stage, and with their cap maxed, thats a tall order, and would mean moving a young asset, something theyve been loathe to do.  Waiting until the off-season when the cap situation improves and more high end strikers are available would probably be the more prudent long term approach. Thats a tough sell to an impatient fan base, especially as season tickets come up for renewal. Cheap Jerseys 2020 Discount Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys ' ' '