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Michael Grabner scored two goals and Mathias Lange made 34 saves as Austria held off Norway 3-1 on Sunday for its first victory at the Olympic mens hockey tournament. Michael Raffl scored in the first period for Austria, which finished third in its group at 1-2. Austria and Norway both lost to Canada and Finland, who met later in the day to decide the group winner. Grabner, the New York Islanders forward, has five goals in his first three Olympic matches after scoring early and late against Norway. His breakaway goal with 1:37 left secured the victory. Per-Age Skroder scored and Lars Haugen stopped 24 shots for Norway, which hasnt won an Olympic hockey game since its home Lillehammer Games in 1994. Lange got his first start in place of Bernhard Starkbaum after Austria yielded 14 goals in its first two games at the Olympics. Lange was solid, and he got more than enough offense from Grabner, who had a hat trick in his first Olympic appearance against Finland three days ago. Norway launched 17 shots in the first period, but Austria went ahead less than five minutes in when Thomas Pock threaded a clever cross-ice pass to Grabner, who tipped it home. During a power play just 2:25 later, Raffl walked in untouched from the corner and beat Haugen in front for his first goal in Sochi. Norway failed to score during 73 seconds of a 5-on-3 advantage later in the first period, but Skroder trimmed the lead in the second period with a one-timer in front of Lange on a slick pass from Patrick Thoresen. Norway pressed in the third period, but Lange was solid until Daniel Welser found Grabner behind the defense for his second goal. Cornellius Carradine 49ers Jersey .C. United to a 4-1 victory over short-handed FC Dallas on Saturday night. Jeremy Lane Seahawks Jersey . 1 overall pick likes best about football. "Big hits," he said. "Im all about hitting. I dont care who it is." Thats what the Houston Texans are counting on from the South Carolina defensive end after skipping a chance to take a quarterback -- their top need -- with the top pick Thursday night. http://www.nflofficialauthentic.com/nfl-jerseys/cincinnati-bengals/kevin-huber-jersey-c-1_307_1292.html . Responding to player demands for a bigger slice of prize money, Tennis Australia moved to avert a potential boycott of the opening Grand Slam of the year. The 2013 singles champions at Melbourne Park will each collect $2. Josh Wilson Falcons Jersey . Exactly how many games Locker misses depends on how quickly he recovers. "If anyones going to get back quick, its him," Munchak said Tuesday night during his weekly radio show on 104. Brandon Spikes Bills Jersey . JOHNS, N.The Toronto Maple Leafs have teams interested in defenceman Cody Franson but would prefer to re-sign him. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Maple Leafs have trade offers on the table for the 26-year-old, but none have been deemed acceptable by the team. Franson tallied five goals and added 28 assists with a minus-20 rating over 79 games with the Maple Leafss in 2013-2014 season.dddddddddddd He is coming off a one-year contract that paid him $2 million. The Nashville Predators traded Franson to Toronto in July 2011. Over 322 career games with the Predators and Maple Leafs, Franson has 28 goals and 105 assists for 133 points. He was drafted by the Predators in third round (79th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. cheap nfl jerseysCheap Soccer Jerseys ' ' '