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BARCELONA, Spain - Canadas Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford are poised to capture their first Grand Prix Final medal after winning the pairs short program Thursday. Tim Krul Jersey .The two-time world championship bronze medallists earned their best-ever component mark — for presentation — and will take a seasons best overall score of 74.70 points into the long program. Duhamel pumped her fist after concluding their routine choreographed to Ginette Renos Un peu plus haut.The component elements have always been considered our weaker side, said Radford. To finish ahead of the Russian pair who are extremely strong technically is a big step for us. We were really in the moment tonight. Nothing could stop us.Olympic silver medallists Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia go into Saturdays free program in second with 72.33, while Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China are third, with 66.66.Duhamel, from Lively, Ont., and Radford, from Balmertown, Ont., are enjoying a standout season, with victories in both their Grand Prix events — Skate Canada International and NHK Trophy in Japan. Still, Duhamel said she was battling nerves Thursday.I didnt know what to expect and I was hoping I would get into the zone. Once the music started and we were very together going into our first element I knew we were going to be alright, she said. They opened the program with a triple twist lift followed by side-by-side triple Lutzes and a throw triple Salchow.They added a quad throw Salchow — Radford throws Duhamel four revolutions through the air — to their long program this season. Russians Yuka Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov are the only other skaters attempting the move this season.Julianne Seguin of Longueuil, Que., and Charles Bilodeau of Trois-Pistoles, Que., lead after the pairs short program of the Junior Grand Prix Final. Four Russian couples follow in the standings including Lina Fedorova and Maxim Miroshkin just 0.18 behind the leaders.We couldnt be happier with our performance, said Bilodeau. We executed all our elements and achieved level fours even on our twist for the first time. It gives us a lot of confidence for the free program.Mackenzie Bent of Uxbridge, Ont., and Garrett MacKeen of Oshawa, Ont., are fourth after the junior short dance while Madeline Edwards of Port Moody, B.C., and ZhaoKai Pang of Burnaby, B.C., are fifth. Robin van Persie Jersey . Cavaliers shooting guard Craig Ehlo makes a solid play on the ball, but still Jordan hits the amazing shot. Riechedly Bazoer Jersey . -- The Minnesota Vikings released reserve cornerback A. http://www.soccernetherlandsshop.us/Wesley-Sneijder-Netherland-Jersey/ .ca Fantasy Editor Scott Cullen, NFL Editor Ben Fisher, and Isaac Owusu discuss three hot fantasy football topics.Gareth Bale insists Wales will keep fighting to secure World Cup qualification after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Serbia on Saturday. Aleksandar Mitrovics 85th-minute header cancelled out Bales first-half strike to leave Wales third in Group D, four points behind table-toppers Republic of Ireland.Only first place is guaranteed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup but Bale, who hit the post moments before Mitrovics equaliser, remains confident Wales will be in Russia despite a third straight draw. Highlights of Wales World Cup qualifier against Serbia from Group D Its one of those things that seems to happen in football, you get so close at one end and they go up the other end and score, the Real Madrid star told Sky Sports. Thats football, I suppose.We have to take it on the chin, learn from it, and we need to keep fighting.We believe we can do it, we just have to keep working hard, keep doing the things we are doing and we will get a little bit of luck. Watch NOW TV Dont miss a moment of all the exciitement on Sky Sports for ?￡6. Kenneth Vermeer Jersey. 99. No contract Bales fourth goal of the qualifying campaign put Chris Colemans side in control 15 minutes before half-time, but Newcastle forward Mitrovic climbed above James Chester to level.I thought we played great in the first half but in the second half, we didnt play as well as the first, Bale added.We dug in there and we showed our heart, but it is disappointing we conceded at the end and we feel like weve dropped points straight away. Wales boss Chris Coleman felt his side had done enough to hold out for the win against Serbia We were at home, we were confident going into the game and we were 1-0 up until the 85th minute. We have to look at it as two points lost and it is very disappointing.Wales have the chance to gain ground on Republic of Ireland in their next match when they travel to Dublin to take on the group leaders in March. Also See: Mitrovic breaks Welsh hearts Coleman: We deserved more Sky Live: Sunday qualifiers How did your internationals do? Cheap NFL JerseysWholesale JerseysWholesale NFL JerseysJerseys From ChinaWholesale NFL JerseysCheap NFL JerseysCheap Jerseys ' ' '