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SAINT-ETIENNE, France -- Saint-Etiennes bid for a Champions League spot stalled as it drew 0-0 with Rennes in the French league on Friday. Chris Jones Jersey . The hosts struggled to create chances, although Saint-Etienne winger Romain Hamouma headed in a cross from Benoit Tremoulinas in the 64th minute but the goal was disallowed for offside. Paris Saint-Germain tops the standings with a 10-point lead over Monaco. Saint-Etienne stayed in fourth place, six points behind Lille which has a game in hand. "We must protect that fourth place," Saint-Etienne defender Moustapha Bayal Sall said. "We must not lose our remaining matches." Rennes is nine points above the relegation zone and will face Guingamp in the French Cup final on May 3 after edging Angers 3-2 on Tuesday. "Its a very important point," Rennes midfielder Jean Makoun said. "It brings us closer to safety." Saint-Etienne dominated possession but struggled to create clear-cut chances until forward Max-Alain Gradel pounced on a poor clearance from the Rennes defence in the 44th to send a shot straight into goalkeeper Benoit Costils arms. Mevlut Erding escaped marking in the 51st to control a loose ball but Costil tipped his low strike around the post. "We certainly lacked accuracy in the final ball because we made numerous crosses," Saint-Etienne captain Loic Perrin said. On Sunday, its: Monaco vs. Nice; Bastia vs. Ajaccio; Bordeaux vs. Guingamp; Lorient vs. Montpellier; Reims vs. Sochaux; Valenciennes vs. Nantes; and Marseille vs. Lille. On Wednesday, PSG hosts Evian and Lyon visits Toulouse. Tyrone Crawford Jersey .com) - The fading Ottawa Senators have a chance to make up some ground in the playoff race on Tuesday night as they play host to the New York Rangers. Tony Dorsett Jersey . The Tiger-Cats announced on Friday the linebacker has signed a new contract with the team through the 2016 season. http://www.thecowboysfansmall.com/c-29-cowboys-terrance-williams-jersey.aspx .Best moustache: How can we not give this to Lanny McDonald? Check out the duster for yourself.1. LeBron James (Cavaliers): Great news for a city that truly needs it and for a small market/non-destination franchise. James will be a better and more mature player and leader than when he left Cleveland four years ago. The Cavaliers have lots of really nice assets to move if they want to acquire Kevin Love, yet if youngsters like Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett & Tristian Thompson get a chance to play with the king, they will thrive. Fun times on Lake Erie. Im happy for them. 2. Chris Bosh: Im on my way to Houston if Im him. He has to get it done quick, so they can match Dallas offer sheet on Chandler Parsons. The Rockets are a great fit for him there basketball wise and a great payday. I understand he can stay in Miami and get a fifth year and more money, yet his better opportunity to win is in Houston. Interesting decision to have to make, but its a positive problem. Overall, a nice spot to be in but joining Dwight Howard and James Harden with a sound roster, coach & organization should make it a no brainer in my book. 3. Chicago Bulls: The Bulls will be playing for the fourth Seed and final home court in first round of playoffs due to Clevelands presence in their division. Its time to take action, can they swing a move(s) to get Carmelo Anthony (they have to find more money) or maybe make a run at declining Dwyane Wade (a risk/not sure if this is even an upgrade at this stage than Luol Deng) but if they sit back, they run the risk of watching opportunities slip away. 4. Pat Riley (Heat): Tough day for him, Mickey Arison & Erik Spoelstra. This is a first class organization and theyll find a way to figure it out in time. I truly feel this is an example of what is to be the norm and not the exception (Spurs) in todays NBA. The salary cap & luxurry tax work and the free market society allow players greater leverage. Charles Haley Jersey. You need to have a three-to-five year window in mind and then strike. Its becoming harder and harder to keep great players and teams together. 5. Toronto Raptors: The Raptors have had a solid off season getting their free agents locked up and notably picking up Lou Williams & James Johnson (fingers crossed hes matured since his last stint - hes a talented guy that can help them lots at the three-spot its time for him to produce, no excuses). Still, probably another move to make to upgrade front court if need be. Slow and steady wins the race, though. As you can see by their cap structure, theyll have cap flexibility the next two summers to add that critical defining piece(s) to take you from solid team to Eastern Conference contender. You build to put together the group that gives you that three or four-year window to truly challenge. In the meantime, internal competition and development in a winning playoff environment creates growth, interest, expectations and results in the future. The Raptors got to first base this year, now they need to work to get to second, and beyond ahead. This is a good environment for Coach Dwane Casey and his staff, theyre good teachers and sound basketball men who wont allow anyone to try and cheat the process. The key? Realism. This team is not a championship contender at this stage and lots more improvement and a few defining moves will have to come, but theyre getting there step by step. Lets not put the cart before the horse, do the right things. In the words of the great Bill Walsh, the score always takes care of itself. Be sound, patient and smart, dont listen to the noise and hype. The smart strategic path - youre on it. Stay with it and rewards will come. 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