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LIVERPOOL, England - Mario Balotelli misfired in front of goal again as Liverpool was held to a 0-0 draw by Hull in the Premier League on Saturday. James White Jersey .The Italy striker has made an underwhelming start to his Liverpool career and was criticized for exchanging shirts at halftime with Real Madrid defender Pepe in a 3-0 loss Wednesday in the Champions League.But it wasnt only Balotelli who couldnt find a way through Hull. Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho also went close to scoring in stoppage time after Liverpool dominated the second half. Balotelli and Sterling both had penalty appeals turned down.Liverpool, last seasons runner-up, dropped to sixth place, eight points behind leader Chelsea, which has a game in hand.I thought it was a great response for us from the game in midweek, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said. We were maybe a bit slow in the first half but in the second half we were outstanding the energy and effort we put into the game, and we created chances.Although Balotellis body language has been questioned in recent weeks, he looked up for the challenge in this game from the first minute.There was little of the lazy, languid demeanour or gestures of frustration he had shown in recent performances.I thought Mario worked very well and very hard, Rodgers said. He maybe thought he wasnt going to play today. You saw that he is working hard and at the moment hes doing his best.Unfortunately, its about confidence sometimes when you dont get the goal. He kept going and kept getting into the areas.Balotelli was often up front on his own, but he did work hard to bring others into play when he could. One pass seemed perfect to tee up Dejan Lovren to score after a set piece, but the defender completely miskicked. A back-heeled pass early on from Balotelli also delighted the crowd, but he got few sights of goal.Balotellis one clear-cut chance in the first half brought a decent save out of goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic.Hulls third-choice goalkeeper was Hulls saviour at the end, tipping over Coutinhos long-range effort and blocking Balotelli from point-blank range in the closing stages.It was a big effort by the team physically, Rodgers said. We just couldnt find the final touch. Kevin Faulk Jersey . Strasburg (1-1) got 14 consecutive outs in one stretch and allowed only three hits, including Marcell Ozunas homer in the seventh. The right-handers lone walk was to the last batter he faced. Washingtons starter Wednesday, Jordan Zimmermann, left after a career-low 1 2-3 innings, leaving the bullpen "taxed," as manager Matt Williams put it. Malcom Brown Jersey .Y. - Sven Andrighetto scored once and set up two more as the Hamilton Bulldogs hung on to defeat the host Adirondack Flames 5-3 on Tuesday in American Hockey League action. http://www.patriotsjerseysauthentic.com/Danny-Amendola-Super-Bowl-Jersey/ .J. Mayo made seven three-pointers and scored 25 points, Ersan Ilyasova added 20, and the Milwaukee Bucks placed seven players in double figures in a 130-110 rout of the Philadelphia 76ers, who lost their 11th straight game on Monday night. INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Bynum provided the energy boost Indiana needed early. David West delivered all the big shots late. Together, the Pacers tag-team inside tandem simply overpowered the Celtics. West scored 24 points Tuesday while Bynum finished with eight points and 10 rebounds in 16 minutes, helping the Pacers pull away from Boston, 94-83. "He (West) is our backbone. Hes the one that lifts us and hes our best late-game playmaker and shot maker," Paul George said. "We always rely on David and he always digs us out of holes." The Pacers desperately needed Wests closing punch after losing a season high four straight. They also needed Bynums presence. Indiana played without backup centre Ian Mahinmi (bruised left rib) and backup point guard C.J. Watson (sprained right elbow), then lost George with two fouls just 7 minutes into the game. George wasnt the only having trouble Tuesday. Indianas other big perimeter shooter, Lance Stephenson, went 4 of 12 from the field and was shut out in the first half. Starting point guard George Hill appeared to hurt his right hand in the fourth quarter and All-Star centre Roy Hibbert finished the game despite a hard fourth-quarter fall. Yet the re-emerging West and Bynum, who played for the first time in almost 2 1/2 months, made up for those problems. "I felt great. I couldnt do anything wrong today," Bynum said. "All the rebounds came my way. I just grabbed them." The win gives Indiana a 1 1/2-game lead over Miami in the Eastern Conference standings. The Pacers also became the first team to win 30 home games and are still a league-best 30-4 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. While West stole the show on the court, Bynum created the most buzz off of it. For six weeks, Pacers fans waited to see No. 17 take the court. The 7-foot former All-Star drew a rousing ovation when he entered with 4:22 left in the first quarter and by the time the period ended, Bynum already had four points, five rebounds and one assist. Afterward, Bynum downplayed the impact he had. West, however, thought Bynums presence made a huge difference -- one that could help Indiana get back on track and stay on track through June. "He had an opportunity and he took advantage of it tonight," West saiid. Shaq Mason Jersey. "Hes going to make the game simple from my perspective when hes on the floor. Weve got to play through him offensively. Hes solid." Jared Sullinger led Boston with 17 points and nine rebounds, Kris Humphries added 15 points, but it wasnt enough to win a third straight as the Celtics lost more ground in their chase to make the playoffs. And even though the Celtics twice got within one point of the Pacers in the fourth quarter, first-year coach Brad Stevens contended the Pacers recent struggles were nothing compared to what most other NBA teams face on a nightly basis. "Theyre 47-17, right? They aint got no troubles," said Stevens, who left nearby Butler to take the Boston job last summer. "I know weve got to make a story out of something, but its really not. And Ive lived it on the other side where youre almost over cynical to a really good team and that becomes hard, too. The challenge becomes to continue on and not get too down or too high and theyre good at it." As well as Bynum and West played at times Tuesday, the Pacers still struggled to put this one away. Bynums first basket, a dunk, broke a 14-14 tie and the Pacers never trailed again. Indiana led by as much as 14 in the second quarter and was up 49-40 at the half. The Pacers rebuilt a 65-50 lead late in the third quarter before the Celtics rallied. They got to 69-61 after three, closed to 69-66 early in the fourth and then got as close as 77-76 when Sullinger scored with 6:44 left. "We finally got a couple of baskets without interference late in the game," Stevens said. "But those are hard to come by against these guys." West answered with a 21-foot jumper, Stephenson scored on a layup, Hibbert knocked down a 19-footer and the Celtics couldnt get closer than five. "Weve still got a lot of work to do," West said. "Weve got to get back to playing our style of basketball, being aggressive and playing with a little more confidence." NOTES: The Pacers pulled off their first four-game sweep of Boston since 1997-98.... 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