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Newcastle prop Taione Vea has been forced to retire from rugby due to a spinal injury. Bobby Hart Jersey .The 27-year-old Tonga international was hurt during Newcastles Aviva Premiership opener against Sale Sharks in September.Announcing the news on Newcastles official website, Vea said: I took a bad knock in the game against Sale and spent a few nights in hospital, and when I had my scan results unfortunately things didnt come back too well.I had quite a bit of swelling in the spinal cord, around some really important areas of the neck, and it is just one of those things.I was left paralysed for five or six minutes on the field, where I couldnt feel my whole body.That is enough for anybody in a lifetime and the risk of that happening again if I was to return to playing is quite high. It is obviously not the way I wanted to go.At the age I am and the way I felt I was playing, I was planning on a fair few more years. But having spoken to medical professionals and specialists, I have had to just accept the fact there is more to life than playing the game I love.Newcastle rugby director Dean Richards paid tribute to Vea, who joined the Falcons from London Welsh last year.Tai is an enormously talented and popular member of our squad and it is devastating to hear the news that he will not be able to carry on playing, Richards said. He has remained strong throughout what is obviously a very difficult period and he will continue to receive the full support of everybody associated with the club. Evan Engram Jersey . Takahashi, who had a 10-point lead after the short program, received 268.31 points after the free skate to finish 15 points ahead of second-place Nobunari Oda. Lawrence Taylor Jersey . The Islanders dealt Thomas Vanek to the Montreal Canadiens after less than a year on Long Island. Meanwhile, the Oilers dealt long-time sniper Ales hemsky to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a third-rounder in 2015. . The 29-year-old from Port Colborne, Ont., has nothing but good things to say about former U.S. marine Liz (Girlrilla) Carmouche ahead of their co-main event Wednesday on the UFCs "Fight for the Troops" televised card in Fort Campbell, Ky. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forests guards did what theyre supposed to do -- make shots, take care of the ball and pass it to teammates who can score. The result: Another lopsided win to open the season.Keyshawn Woods scored 22 points with five of Wake Forests 13 3-pointers in a 94-74 win over Bucknell on Sunday.John Collins added 19 points and Mitchell Wilbekin had 13 to help the Demon Deacons (2-0) sweep a short, season-opening homestand, with this win coming less than 48 hours after a 21-point rout of Radford.Dinos Mitoglou finished with 11 points and Austin Arians had 10 for Wake Forest, which shot 50 percent both from the field and behind the arc, while matching a high for 3-pointers under third-year coach Danny Manning. The Demon Deacons also made 13 in a loss at Virginia Tech last January .Youre not going to shoot 50 percent from the 3-point line on a regular basis, Manning said. Were going to have to make shots throughout the course of the year to have success.Another stat may have thrilled him even more: Wake Forests four guards -- Bryant Crawford, Brandon Childress, Woods and Wilbekin -- combined for 16 assists and no turnovers. Eight of those assists belonged to Crawford.Ill take that every game, Manning said.Zach Thomas scored 16 points and Kimbal Mackenzie finished with 15 for the Bison (1-1), who shot 45 percent and clawed back into the game by turning 15 offensive rebounds into 22 second-chance points.Manning has said this is the best outside shooting team hes had in Winston-Salem, and it was hard to argue against that while the Demon Deacons made seven of their first nine 3-pointers to put Bucknell in an early hole.After the Bison pulled within single digits for the final time early in the second half, Wake Forest hit three more 3s in the span of four possessions -- including a four-point play by Arians -- to build a comfortable lead it wouldnt give back. Phil McConkey Jersey. Every time we made a mistake, and sometimes when we didnt, they made it, Bucknell coach Nathan Davis said.BIG PICTUREBucknell: Though they still havent beaten a team in the Atlantic Coast Conference at the time since 1961, the Bison showed signs that they will be a factor in the Patriot League race with a knack for getting to loose balls and turning them into buckets. But fouls were a problem for the Bison, who had two players pick up their fourth fouls in the first half. Davis said his team showed a lot of character in clawing back from 16 points down and had a chance to make it interesting.Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons took care of business this weekend with those two easy wins to get them prepared for even bigger challenges at the Charleston Classic -- where well surely learn more about what this teams ceiling ultimately is. Defending national champion Villanova likely awaits in a later round.STAT SHEETWake Forest was 23 of 29 from the free-throw line while Bucknell was just 5 of 9.TIP-INSBucknell fell to 11-52 against current ACC members with nine of those wins coming against Pittsburgh -- all before the Panthers joined their new league. ... This was just the seventh time under Manning that Wake Forest reached double figures in 3-pointers.UP NEXTBucknell: The Bison return home to face Robert Morris on Wednesday night before beginning play in the Las Vegas Invitational.Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons head to Charleston, South Carolina, for three games in the Charleston Classic, starting with a matchup with UTEP on Thursday.---Follow Joedy McCreary at AP college basketball: Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Discount NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys NFL Cheap ' ' '