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Toronto FC is holding a major news conference on Monday to unveil their newest player
Toronto FC is holding a major news conference on Monday to unveil their newest player acquisitions for the 2014 MLS season, including England striker Jermain Defoe. Ernie Banks Jersey . You can watch full coverage live on TSN and right now. "Im excited (to arrive in Toronto); its been a long couple months," Defoe said on his arrival to Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Sunday. "I just wanted to get over here and see the city. Im looking forward to it; its a fantastic challenge and great opportunity. Im really excited, I feel like a little kid. "Its always a challenge when you go to a new club. Playing against different opposition is always going to be a challenge but thats what I play football for; Im going to enjoy it. Im delighted I made the decision to come. My family came (to Toronto) about a month ago. They had great feedback and said it was a fantastic city with fantastic people." Tim Leiweke, president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, and Toronto FC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko also added Gilberto from Brazil this winter. Gilberto joins midfielder Matias Laba as the clubs designated players. The club also brought back 35-year-old Toronto native Dwayne De Rosario last week. The former league MVP, who ranks sixth on the all-time MLS scoring list with 103 goals, returns home for his second stint with TFC. Defoe has scored 142 goals during two tours with Tottenham and is the clubs top scorer in European competitions. Defoe first joined the London club in February 2004 from West Ham United, making 177 appearances and scoring 64 goals before leaving to join Portsmouth in January 2008. The England international was re-signed a year later and has since made 185 appearances, scoring 78 goals. U.S. international midfielder Michael Bradley is the next piece of the puzzle to officially fall. AS Roma announced Thursday that it had sold the 26-year-old American to MLS for US$10 million. A source with knowledge of the league said Toronto was the lone MLS suitor. The 26-year-old Bradley played for the U.S. national team at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and has also played for MetroStars in the MLS as well as Heerenveen, Borussia Monchengladbach and Chievo Verona. Toronto opens its 2014 season Mar. 15 in Seattle. Defoe will miss almost all of Torontos pre-season games. Custom Chicago Cubs Jerseys .J. -- Pete Carroll said it was the suspension of linebacker Bruce Irvin last spring that finally got the attention of the rest of the Seattle Seahawks that they needed to be taking their commitment to the team more seriously. Andre Dawson Jersey . 5 Trade Deadline is drawing closer and teams will be deciding on whether to buy or sell while figuring out which players can make the biggest difference and hold the greatest value. . But qualifying for her first Scotties Tournament of Hearts after years of falling short in tough Manitoba provincial championships is as good as consolation prizes get for the 29-year-old from Winnipegs Fort Rouge Curling Club.( - The Tampa Bay Lightning will try to snap a lengthy losing streak to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night when the clubs meet for the second time this season. The Lightning visited the Penguins last Monday as part of a five-game road trip and lost a 4-2 decision despite Pittsburgh playing without captain Sidney Crosby due to the mumps. But the Pens got goals from four different skaters and Marc-Andre Fleury posted 28 saves as Pittsburgh defeated Tampa Bay for the 10th time in a row. The Lightning have not beaten the Penguins since Nov. 17, 2011 and have lost the past four at home in this series. Bolts goaltender Ben Bishop suffered a lower-body injury and exited that game versus the Penguins early. He has missed all three games Tampa Bay has played since, but is nearing a return. Lightning head coach Jon Cooper, though, listed his goaltender as doubtful to questionable for tonight even tough Bishop wants to play after practicing Monday. Hes just getting back, Cooper told his teams website. He, by his own account, is not 100 percent, so if thats going to leave a little bit of doubt, then well see where hes at (Tuesday). Rookie Andrei Vasilevskiy has started twice in the three games Bishop has missed and could start again tonight. He made 23 saves on 24 shots faced to win his NHL debut last Tuesday versus Philadelphia, then turned aside 45 shots in a 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday. Vasilevskiy was in position to secure his first career shutout, but instead allowed a pair of goals just 12 seconds apart late in the third period, and the Islanders tacked on an empty-net goal. Brett Connolly had the lone goal for the Lightning, who went 1-3-1 on their roadd trip and have lost six of their past eight overall. Brandon Morrow Jersey. We know we havent played our best on this road trip, Connolly said. There are no excuses. Defenseman Jason Garrison suffered an undisclosed injury versus the Islanders and is doubtful for tonight. The Penguins look to rebound tonight after having a three-game winning streak snapped with last nights shootout loss to Florida. The Pens beat a visiting Panthers team on Saturday to begin a home-and-home set, but Floridas Aleksander Barkov had the deciding tally in a seven-round shootout on Monday. After Simon Despres had his chance deflected away by Roberto Luongo to open the final round, Barkov faked a move from forehand-to-backhand up the middle and casually flipped a shot past Fleury. Patric Hornqvist, Nick Spaling and Evgeni Malkin lit the lamp for the Penguins, and Fleury stopped 34 shots. We didnt get a lot of shots through, Crosby said. Pittsburgh continues to be short-handed due to injury and illness. Forwards Beau Bennett, Pascal Dupuis, Zach Sill and Scott Wilson, and defensemen Robert Bortuzzo, Christian Ehrhoff, Paul Martin and Olli Maatta are all out with injury. Forward Blake Comeau, meanwhile, left last nights game in the third period due to injury. Also, the Penguins sent forwards Brandon Sutter and Steve Downie along with backup goaltender Thomas Greiss back to Pittsburgh to be tested for the mumps. Pittsburgh recalled goaltender Jeff Zatkoff from the American Hockey League, but with the club off until Saturday following this contest due to the Christmas break, Fleury could start again tonight. Fleury is 16-10-3 lifetime versus Tampa Bay with a 2.38 goals against average and .912 save percentage. 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