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  • PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Howard is starting to look like a former MVP. Nike Air Max Sale . Howard hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. Chase Utley hit a tying, RBI single off Boone Logan before Howard drove one out to left-centre for his fifth career walk-off homer. Howard finished the series 5 for 9 with two homers and nine RBIs. "I found the ball. Thats about it," Howard said. "With swinging, sometimes you have to tinker with a few things, sometimes it just finds you. You dont question it. You just try to roll with it." Howard, who was NL MVP in 2006 when he hit 58 homers, has struggled since tearing his Achilles tendon on the final swing of the 2011 season in a playoff loss. If he regains his old form, Howard could keep the Phillies in contention in a division that lacks a dominant team. "I believe this is a championship-calibre team," Howard said. "We just have to play like it. Weve talked about trying to build on games like this. Now its about doing it." Closer La Troy Hawkins (2-1) got the first out in the ninth before Tony Gwynn Jr. reached on second baseman D.J. LeMahieus throwing error. Ben Revere followed with a single to right. Jimmy Rollins then hit a foul pop that Troy Tulowitzki, a two-time Gold Glove winning shortstop, dropped for an error. But Hawkins retired Rollins on a liner to left. Logan entered and allowed Utleys line-drive single to right that scored Gwynn. Howard then connected on a 2-2 pitch for his ninth homer. Jonathan Papelbon (1-1) tossed a perfect ninth for the win. LeMahieu hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth and Justin Morneau also hit a solo homer for Colorado. Phillies reliever Mike Adams pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the seventh after Antonio Bastardo walked the first three hitters. Adams entered and retired pinch-hitter Carlos Gonzalez on a home-to-first double play bouncer to the mound. Adams then struck out pinch-hitter Tulowitzki to end the inning. "Im not going to back down from nobody," Adams said about not walking Tulowitzki. "Im not scared. Its competition. I feel Im better than anybody at the plate." Howard called Adams performance "phenomenal." But LeMahieu connected off Jake Diekman in the eighth, lining one into the left-field seats. It was LeMahieus first homer this season in 160 at-bats and fifth in 853 career at-bats. "Utley had a big hit, too," Tulowitzki said. "Sometimes you tip your hat to the other guy." Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg successfully won a challenge in the fifth inning after second baseman Utley fielded Charlie Culbersons grounder and ran to the bag ahead of Corey Dickerson. Second base umpire Jim Wolf ruled Dickerson safe, but the call was overturned after a video review. Starters Roberto Hernandez and Jordan Lyles both were effective. Philadelphias Hernandez allowed two runs and six hits, pitching around five walks in 5 2-3 innings. Lyles gave up two runs and five hits in five innings. Colorado took a 2-0 lead in the third. Morneau led off with a shot to right for his 10th homer. Dickerson walked and scored on Wilin Rosarios double to left-centre. The Phillies answered in the bottom half. Utley hit his major league-leading 22nd double with two outs. Howard followed with an RBI single to cut it to 2-1. Marlon Byrd lined an RBI single with two outs in the fifth to tie it at 2. Half of Byrds RBIs (15 of 30) have come with two outs this season. Rollins, playing in his 2,000th career game, snapped an 0-for-15 slump with a seventh-inning single. But he was forced at second on Utleys liner to right that Michael Cuddyer caught on a short-hop. NOTES: Commissioner Bud Selig, in town to accept an award for his work on cancer education and research, spoke about a variety of topics before the game. Selig said hes pleased with the search committees process for finding a new commissioner and theres no timetable to pick his successor. Selig also said hes happy with the replay system and he doesnt envision the NL going to a designated hitter unless theres a "catalytic" event. ... Gonzalez wasnt in the starting lineup because of a right calf contusion. He jogged slowly to first on his grounder to the mound. ... The Phillies open a five-game series against the Mets on Thursday night. David Buchanan (1-0) makes his second career start against Zack Wheeler (1-5). ... The Rockies are off Thursday before opening a series at Cleveland on Friday. Nike Air Max Thea Ireland . Theres little time for rest, too. The Flyers and Rangers play again Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. Simmonds scored in the first period and twice more in the second for his first career post-season hat trick. Mason survived a busy first period and stopping 31 straight shots until Carl Hagelin scored late in the third. Nike Air Max Ireland .com) - The Utah Jazz look to put an end to their five-game losing streak when the Denver Nuggets visit Salt Lake City Monday night.LONDON - When Arsenal cannot beat the English Premier Leagues leading teams, the prospects of an imminent title triumph seem slim.Travelling to defending champion Manchester City on Sunday, the focus is just on returning to the top four for the side which was last champion in 2004.Its three years since Arsenals last league victory over a City side that used to play an insignificant part in the title race until the 2008 Abu Dhabi takeover provided the financial muscle to strip the London club of its prime playing assets.There was humiliation on the last visit to Etihad Stadium last season, with City inflicting a 6-3 rout. Although Arsenal did beat City in August, that came in the largely inconsequential curtainraiser to the English season before they drew their league encounter at Emirates Stadium.We need to play with more spirit, with more aggression, and be very focused, City midfielder Santi Cazorla said. If not, these teams will kill you. We need to be perfect if we want to win.Perfection is harder with such a lengthy injury list at Arsenal, which is only a point off fourth-place Manchester United.Captain Mikel Arteta (ankle) and Mathieu Debuchy (right shoulder) have both undergone surgery and are expected to be sidelined for around three months, manager Arsene Wenger announced on Thursday.Its very unfortunate for Mathieu, its unbelievable because hes had two surgeries in the same season, Wenger said of the defender, who underwent ankle ligament surgery in Septemvber, a month into his Arsenal career.City hosts Arsenal after losing ground on leader Chelsea by drawing at Everton last weekend, with two points separating the front-runners. Chelsea could be five points ahead by the time Citys game kicks off if Jose Mourinhos side wins at SSwansea on Saturday. Air Max 98 Ireland. Here are a look at the other talking points this weekend in the Premier League:___STRIKER DILEMMA: Just when Uniteds season seemed back on track — after 10 games without defeat in the league — the team lost to Southampton last weekend. It also raised questions about the future of Radamel Falcao. The Colombian was out of the squad completely on Sunday, and missing Saturdays trip to Queens Park Rangers would make it less likely the striker will extend his stay at United beyond June when his loan from Monaco expires.LIVERPOOLS QUEST: Unbeaten in seven games in all competitions, Liverpool travels on Saturday to an Aston Villa side three points above the drop zone, and scorer of a league-low 11 goals. One of those goals gave Villa a 1-0 win at Anfield in September.They dont concede many, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers pointed out on Thursday. It will be a difficult game as it was earlier in the season when we conceded from a sloppy corner and then werent able to get the breakthrough.Liverpool is eighth in the standings, and midfielder Adam Lallana has provided a boost by returning to training ahead of schedule after a thigh injury on New Years Day. He could be fit for Tuesdays League Cup semifinal first-leg against Chelsea.FIGHTING THE DROP: Of the three teams in the relegation zone, QPRs match is the toughest — at home to United. Leicester hosts Stoke, and Hull travels to West Ham. Also on Saturday, Burnley, which is only a point above the relegation zone, takes on Crystal Palace.Sunderland, which is ahead of Burnley on goal difference, expects to have Jermain Defoe in the team to face Tottenham. 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