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The St. Louis Blues have returned to the top spot in the NHL Power Rankings, just ahead of the rising Anaheim Ducks and last weeks No. 1, Chicago Blackhawks. The Blues outscored opponents by 20 goals during a recent seven-game winning streak (halted Friday by Vancouver) and are expecting a return from their best player this season, left winger Alexander Steen, who has been sidelined by a concussion. With goaltender Ben Bishop slated to return from injury, the Tampa Bay Lightning vault up from 21 to 12, their highest ranking since early November (in a related story, Steven Stamkos was injured November 11). 8-2-1 in their past 11 games, the New York Rangers have been climbing after a slow start, and are up to 14 from 18 last week, matching their preseason ranking as their highest for the season. Seven wins in 10 games has helped lift the Columbus Blue Jackets, from 24 to 17 this week, who have also had their lineup bolstered recently by goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and right winger Nathan Horton coming back from injury. Heading the other way, the Dallas Stars have dropped six straight games and fell from 12 to 18, while the Nashville Predators, with one win in the past seven games, are down from 15 to 22. The Toronto Maple Leafs got thumped but good, outscored 21-7 in a four-game span prior to Sundays shootout win, and dropped from 16 to 23, while the Winnipeg Jets were outscored 24-14 during a five-game losing streak that cost head coach Claude Noel his job and knocked the Jets down from 14 to 24 in the rankings. Among other Canadian teams, the Vancouver Canucks remain the highest-ranked, at seven, three spots ahead of the Montreal Canadiens, who are down one spot to 10. 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City, fielding a depleted team having already qualified, was twice pegged back by the plucky Czech champions but substitute Negredo tapped home in the 78th minute and Dzekos header made sure of victory in the 89th. The result kept City three points behind Bayern Munich ahead of their meeting in Germany in two weeks. Jae Crowder Celtics Jersey . It was well worth the wait. Manning and the Denver Broncos waited eight long months, then another 33 minutes to get the season started because of a lightning storm.The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is calling for a ban on all Russian athletes from the Rio Olympic Games. The recommendation is in response to a damning independent report produced by sports law professor Richard McLaren which revealed evidence of widespread state-sponsored doping by Russian athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.In addition, WADA believes Russian government officials should also be denied access to international competitions, including Rio 2016. Russias track-and-field athletes are already banned by the IAAF. Putin questions report Russian president Vladimir Putin questions Wada report, threatens Olympic split A statement on the WADA website said: Accordingly, WADA recommends to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to consider, under their respective charters, to decline entries, for Rio 2016, of all athletes submitted by the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and the Russian Paralympic Committee.Furthermore, any exceptional entry of a Russian athlete should be considered by the IOC and IPC for participation under a neutral flag and in accordance with very strict criteria. Professor Richard McLarens WADA report on Russia and whether it operated a state-dictated doping system WADA also recommends that Russian Government officials be denied access to international competitions, including Rio 2016.President of WADA, Sir Craig Reedie, told Sky Sports News HQ he had never encountered such a report and spoke of an alliance between the Russian Ministry and Moscow laboratory.Reedie said: Ive never come across a report like this which indicated that the government of one country, in alliance with a laboratory, was manipulating results totally in favour of their own athletes and to do it over such a prolonged period and to do it for different events, so it is a challenge to the anti-doping system.People have said your system doesnt work, I think the system works reasonably well but it is not perfect if people go out of their way to cheat, so we have a number of challenges going forward in seeing how we can make sure this never happens again. FIFA should investigate Mutko WADA calls on FIFA to investigate Russias sports minister Vitaly Mutko He added: We have to make it quite clear that as an organisation, we are not empowered to enact these decisions.dddddddddddd. This is the decision of the International Olympic Committee, as far as the Games are concerned.I am really encouraged by the press release that has come from the president of the IOC [Thomas Bach] where he is talking about attacks on integrity and the Games and that he will respond very firmly.The fact that there is a bit out there on the wire, I think that is a hopeful expression by a member of my staff, but it is serious, the whole report from Richard McLaren. It indicates an alliance of the Russian Ministry and the Moscow laboratory and a process of cheating the system which is just unacceptable. Sir Craig Reedie, president of WADA, says he has never encountered such a report A blanket ban on all Russian athletes would mean certain people not involved in doping could be restricted from competing at the Games, but Reedie said the number of positive tests involved could run into the thousands.That is precisely the issue which faces and will face the International Olympic Committee, he said. We have to realise that this investigation has thrown up the fact that for a prolonged period in the Moscow laboratory, practically every positive test that appeared was referred to the Ministry.We dont know as yet the total number of tests that are involved. It could literally run into thousands, so it is very difficult to identity athlete A as opposed to athlete M as opposed to athlete Y.We would want to identity athletes if we can because if they have broken the rules, then there should be a results management process and they should be sanctioned - but it is complicated and there is much work still to be done. However, if there is a clear statement that doping has taken place, then a blanket ban is a definite possibility.The IOC will hold emergency talks on Tuesday to consider whether to ban all Russian athletes from Rio but Reedie believes the outcome of another hearing may come into consideration.He said: I think the IOC executive board will probably want to have, perhaps, a little bit of mature reflection to think through the results put in 103 pages of a report.We also have coming up, I think it is on Thursday, the results of a case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, when the Russian Athletics Federation is appearing against the ban which is in place by the IAAF and my guess is that the IOC might want to wait until that happens because if the highest sports court takes one decision, they may want to take it into account.However, there is pressure on time here. If people are to be denied entry to the Olympic Games, it is probably better that they know that sooner than later. 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