PORTLAND, Ore. Kai Forbath Jersey . -- Evan Payne scored 19 points and Long Beach State rallied in the final minutes to beat hosts Oregon State 71-67 in the Dam City Classic at the Moda Center on Friday night.Stephen Thompson Jr. and Drew Eubanks had 17 points apiece for the Beavers, who have lost four straight.Oregon State (3-8) led by as many as seven points in the second half, but Jordan Griffins 3-pointer tied it at 52 before Justin Bibbins hit a pair of free throws to give the 49ers (3-10) the lead with 4:06 left.JaQuori McLaughlins layup got the Beavers within 62-61, but Gabe Levin got a basket and a free throw with 1:31 to go. After Ben Kones 3-pointer pulled Oregon State within a point, Levin again answered with a layup to keep the 49ers in front 67-64.The two sides traded free throws before Thompson went to the line for Oregon State, making the first free throw and missing the second. He was unable to make the rebound and Roschon Prince closed with free throws for the final margin.You could just tell it was two teams trying to find an identity, Long Beach coach Dan Monson said. Im just glad we stuck together.In the Dam City opening game earlier Friday, Portland defeated South Dakota 85-82 on Gabe Taylors 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left. Portland plays Oregon State in the final game on Sunday.I really love the effort. Our guys battled against a team that -- dont look at their record, theyve played an unbelievable schedule, Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle said. They came in here to get after us and I thought our guys played toe-to-toe. It came down to them making plays and we didnt.Both teams struggled to hit shots at the start, and eight minutes in Long Beach State led by 4-2. Halfway into the first half, the 49ers led 8-4. Combined the teams had 12 turnovers through the first 10 minutes.The offense picked up as the game went on. McLaughlins 3-pointer gave the Beavers a 22-16 lead with 3:51 left, and Oregon State led 29-25 at the break.Payne led the 49ers with 10 points at the break. Payne was named Big West Player of the Week last week after scoring 26 points in a 71-65 loss at Texas last Saturday, and 17 points in a victory over Pepperdine earlier in the week.Payne hit consecutive 3-pointers to pull Long Beach State into a 33-all tie, but Thompson answered with his own 3 to keep the Beavers in front. Oregon State stretched the lead to 48-41 on Drew Eubanks hook shot.Oregon State was coming off a disappointing 93-90 overtime loss to Savannah State on Sunday.The Beavers have been stung by the loss of leading scorer Tres Tinkle, coach Tinkles son, who missed his fifth straight game after breaking a bone in his non-shooting hand. Tinkle was averaging 20.2 points before the injury.Oregon State was also without junior forward Keondre Dew, who has been suspended indefinitely by coach Tinkle.The two teams hadnt met since 2000, when the Beavers won 78-66 in Hilo, Hawaii. Fridays game was just the fifth meeting in the all-time series, with the teams splitting the first four.BIG PICTURELong Beach State: Coach Dan Monson does not shy away from tough nonconference schedules, but it comes at a cost. This season the 49ers were 0-7 against Power Five conference schools before the victory over the Beavers. All of those games have been on the road. When youre a mid-major school, thats always the standard, Monson said. ... Long Beach State was picked to finish atop the Big West in the preseason conference poll.Oregon State: Gary Payton, A.C. Green and Terry Porter all attended the game. Porter, the former Trail Blazers guard, is the new head coach of the Portland Pilots, who won the opening game. 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TORONTO -- It was only 10 months ago when people were openly questioning?Sidney Crosbys status as the best player in the NHL.A slow start to last season opened the door for a narrative that now seems so ridiculous -- that at 28 years old, perhaps the Pittsburgh Penguins superstar had begun his descent from owning the sport.Hockeys a young mans game, the refrain went, and perhaps he has passed his peak.Or perhaps not.I think people can put that all to rest, Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky said with a hearty laugh Sunday morning. Hes proven over and over that hes the best player in the game today. And it seems like the more important the game, the more impact that he makes on a game. Hes a tremendous player, and great leaders are the guys who come through in the clutch -- and he comes through in the clutch quite a bit.Fresh off owning the Stanley Cup playoffs and picking up the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, Crosby -- who turned 29 last month -- went to work Saturday night in Canadas World Cup opener and absolutely willed the Czech Republic into submission with a three-point, plus-4 performance that was as impactful at both ends of the ice.Hes an unbelievable player. Hes a world-class player for a reason, said Team Canada netminder Carey Price after the 6-0 crush job of the Czechs. He plays the game hard. He plays the game with a lot of pride. Thats the type of player that if youre a young kid watching how to play hockey, thats the way you do it. Thats all I have to say about that.Everyone will remember his play leading to three goals on this night, including his beauty of a bank shot to open the scoring. But for me, his first-period back check -- in which Crosby thwarted a Czech breakaway -- was just as memorable.That back check he had. ... For me, that was his best play of the night, which is pretty crazy because he made so many great plays, Team Canada forward Matt Duchene said Sunday. Hes not a guy who wins Selke Trophies, but he easily could be. I think that part of his game kind of goes under the radar.Just three months ago, Joe Thornton, Brent Burns and Marc-Edouard Vlasic of the San Jose Sharks were slashing and cross-checking away on No. 87 in a Cup finals that went Crosbys way in six games.On Saturday night, Crosby set up both Thornton and Burns for goals, and his backhand pass across to Jumbo Joe was absolutely sick.He was great. He was a leader, Burns said of Crosby after the game. Hes the best player in the world and he dominated tonight. That line was great, they were buzzing, they were working. Not just offensively, but defensively too. I mean, you have to do that to be the best in the world and thats why he is.Crosbys three-point output in the opener matched his entire production in six games during the Olympics in Sochi.Well, lets not get carried away. Cris Carter Jersey. He was a star in Sochi. He was a star in Vancouver, said Team Canada head coach Mike Babcock after Saturdays win. What you saw tonight, though, is that he got points. I mean, everyone likes to get points.Canada had a whole different approach on the bigger ice in Sochi, where it focused on a defensive philosophy that was meant to keep the puck away from its opponents and play a low-risk game. Crosby was just as effective doing that too, which is what Babcock is saying when referencing that a player cant just be judged on offensive contributions.That two-way, monster game is also why Crosby deservedly won the Conn Smythe this past spring.Because of that very short summer and the intense minutes he played on the way to winning his second Cup that one wondered perhaps if fatigue would be a factor for Crosby at the World Cup. Instead, its as if he just kept his season going from June, and Saturday night was Game No. 25 of his postseason.I feel good, said Crosby. The fact that I played late into June and then stepped into this level, I think that helps kind of with adjusting. I think finding chemistry with us as a line really has helped. But with our team weve got so much speed, so much depth, that if we get things rolling everyone kind of helps each other.His line with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand has been a thing of beauty since the first day of camp. Babcock decided months?ago, after the roster was completed, that he would put those three together.That old storyline from back-to-back Olympics -- of Babcock struggling to find linemates for Crosby -- appears to be a thing of the past. The line has looked unreal.I think the chemistry clicked right away, the three of us from day one, said Bergeron. Im just trying to read off what hes going to do, and hes usually always a step ahead of everyone, so its about reading that, and making sure Im in position to help him.For Crosby, this is a chance to add one more title to a trophy cabinet busting out. Theres still lots of hockey to be played, but a World Cup of Hockey championship would fit in nicely with his world junior gold, mens world championship gold, Olympic gold and Stanley Cup titles. The final check mark, if you will.And about that slump last fall?Everybody has a bad stretch in your career where you go 10 or 15 or 20 games where, for whatever reason, you dont have that extra gear, Gretzky said. But the good players battle through it and come out on top even better. Hes played a lot of hockey over the past years, and that can add up mentally and physically. It can take a toll. But hes got a lot of hockey left ahead of him and hell be fine. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '