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SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain -- Robin van Persie missed a penalty as Manchester United was held to a 0-0 draw at Real Sociedad in Group A of the Champions League on Tuesday. Van Persie saw a powerful shot ricochet off the right post in the 65th minute before hitting the same piece of woodwork four minutes later from the penalty spot. A scrappy opening half by both teams gave way to a United-dominated second period, with Javier Hernandez firing high over the bar in the 50th with an empty net beckoning. United midfielder Marouane Fellaini was sent off in the 90th minute after his second yellow card of the match. United remained top of the group with eight points while Sociedad earned its first point of the campaign. Bayer Leverkusen is second with seven points after drawing 0-0 against Shakhtar Donetsk, which has five points. United can clinch its place in the knockout stage with a victory at Leverkusen in its next match, which would keep Sociedad alive only if it wins at Shakhtar. "That was a game we should have won. It was there for us to take the points, get ourselves in a really strong position, and near enough get clear," United manager David Moyes said. "At the moment were still top of the group and in a good position." While Wayne Rooney set up Shinji Kagawa for an early chance, both teams failed to establish any rhythm until the half hour mark, when Imanol Agirretxe sent a good chance wide. Sociedads Carlos Vela and Alberto de la Bella caused trouble for United before the break, but neither side really threatened until Shinji Kagawa slid a pass through the box to Hernandez, who somehow powered the ball over when a gentle touch would have sufficed. Van Persie, who replaced Rooney, and Ashley Youngs entrances in the 63rd minute turned the game Uniteds way and the pair nearly created a goal from their first touches as Young found the Netherlands striker at the far end of the box, only for Van Persie to rocket an angled shot off the post. Markel Bergara was harshly judged to have tugged Young down inside the area to set up Van Persies spot kick, but again the Dutchman found the right post. "I felt I got a touch on it," Real goalkeeper Claudio Bravo said, "Im just not sure if it was before or after it came off the post." Vela chested Xabi Prietos rising shot just wide as Sociedad finally threatened Uniteds goal in the second period. Haris Seferovic replaced Antoine Griezmann with 10 minutes remaining despite the Frenchman being Sociedads top scoring forward this season, with five goals in his last three games. Antonio Valencia saw a shot cleared off the line after Griezmanns exit as Sociedad held on to avoid a club record fourth straight European loss. "I thought we started the game better but as they found space they started to take over," Real coach Jagoba Arrasate said. "The math says were still alive. Now we have to go to Ukraine and win." Cheap Blues Jerseys . Louis, MO (SportsNetwork. 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Thursday, the point guard stood in front of a couple dozen members of the media and spoke with poise about how much hed grown since then, and how hes ready for the next level.CALGARY - Sam Edney was the calm eye of the storm in becoming the first Canadian man to win World Cup gold in luge.He led after Saturdays first heat, which was nullified by race officials because of track conditions.With Canadian team officials agitated at the finishing dock below, Edney put on the helmet designed especially for him and the race.He laid down an even faster time in the second heat to win on his home track at Canada Olympic Park.The helmet depicting a snarling bear and raking claws had been presented to him a day earlier by 19-year-old artist Richard Flamenco, who has a rare incurable skin disease that causes painful blisters on fragile skin.Flamenco stood with Edney at the finish line. Together, they watched as the remaining sliders fell short of Edneys time of 46.146 seconds.There was a sense of calmness today with this helmet, Edney said. Its hard to explain, but as soon as I put that helmet on, it felt like I had all this confidence and all this strength and I felt like I could put down two really good runs.It was both Edneys first victory and World Cup medal of the Calgarians career. The three-time Olympians previous best result was fifth.World Cup leader Felix Locht of Germany, who was fourth in the first cancelled run, finished second in 46.255. American Chris Mazdzer was third in 46.263.Edneys victory gave the host country four medals in the Viessman Luge World Cup Calgary across the three disciplines of mens and womens singles and mens doubles.Calgarys Alex Gough and Arianne Jones took silver and bronze in womens singles the previous evening. The doubles team of Tristan Walker of Cochrane, Alta., and Justin Snith of Calgary also earned bronze Friday.The Federation Internationale de Luge (FIL) introduced new sprint races this season in mens and womens singles and doubles. The clock starts lower down the track and the fastest to the finish wins.The worlds governing body of the sport is testing the event, but is awarding World Cup points in it. The second sprint was held in Calgary with Gough winning the womens race Saturday. Edney was third in the mens sprint.Gough made history in 2011 when she became the first Canadian to win gold at COP. Prior to that, the only Canadian medal there was Tyler Seitzs bronze in 2002.So in addition to Edney making history in mens singles, it was the most successful World Cup ever for a Canadian luge team.The performance lifted the cloud of Sochi hanging over the Canadians. They just missed winning the countrys first Olympic medal in luge three times with fourth-place finishes.The Olympics was a tough thing for us, Edney acknowledged. We knew we went in there the best weve ever been and I think we really wanted to prove to Canada that we are up there to compete with the best and we carried that through the summer.There were tough days out there, going to the gym aand telling yourself youre wanting to continue to push to be the best.dddddddddddd I think all that hard work weve put in over the years is finally paying off.The plan was to auction the helmet off on with the proceeds going to the Alberta Childrens Hospital. Edney might have a hard time giving up his lucky head protection now.To see my helmet on Sam and going down this luge was a miracle, Flamenco said. I was just so happy to see my helmet on a big screen. Canadian head coach Wolfgang Staudinger thought Edneys mental resiliency Saturday stemmed from Olympic experience.That comes back to the Olympic hangover, Staudinger said. The way I look at it, we went through so much disappointment in Sochi by missing out by very little. I think this hardens you mentally.I think thats where this comes from, that he knows he has to do a job first before he starts celebrating and he did the job and he ended up where he ended up now. A great day.Rain changed to snow during the mens first run. No country protested the results of the first heat but race director Steve Jepson of Canada and three technical delegates made the decision to nullify the first heat.We had to annul the first run due to weather conditions and track conditions, said FILs sport director Marie-Louisa Rainer. We were in the middle of the race and it began to snow. We had weather changing all over the place, one snow, one rain and it was definitely not fair to the sport, to the athletes.Edney may have been calm about the alteration. Staudinger, Luge Canada executive director Tim Farstad and Seitz, now manager of the Calgary track, were stressed out after the cancelled first run.Staudinger had only 10 minutes after the final racer to launch a protest, but he was at the top of the track working on sleds at that time. Edneys victory dispelled the building tension.Between the runs it was a lot of confusion and disbelief and not understanding why we came up with the decision of cancelling the first run, Staudinger said. Now Im happy.Calgarians Mitchel Malyk was ninth and John Fennell 19th.Canada was shut out of the medals in the first two World Cups this season, which Edney and Gough didnt race. Gough was focused on her engineering studies and Edney was managing a nagging sports hernia.Both will travel with the luge team Dec. 26 to Europe for the next World Cup race in Koenigssee, Germany.Canadas luge team once took a back seat to the more successful sliding sports of bobsleigh and skeleton, but has a evolved into an international contender in a sport dominated by Germany.I was part of the team in those dark days when we werent travelling with a physio and had one coach and were sleeping in vans, Edney said.We made the right decisions over the years. Weve put in the hard work and this team has got a really good thing going for it. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '