Sam Tomkins is ready to make his comeback after withstanding all that Wigan coach Shaun Wane could throw at him in training. NBA Jerseys . The 27-year-old England full-back will end a nine-month injury lay-off when he begins his second stint with his home-town club in Fridays Super League top-four clash with Hull at the DW Stadium, live on Sky Sports 3 HD.Tomkins had been plagued by knee trouble since March 2015, early in his second season with New Zealand Warriors, and missed Englands Test series against the Kiwis in the autumn in order to undergo surgery in which he received a prosthetic posterior cruciate ligament. He resumed training with Wigan a month ago and got the nod to make his eagerly-awaited return after being put through a rigorous training session.I had three players flying into him and attacking him from everywhere for 20 minutes, said Wane. It was good. I enjoyed it but he hated it.Forwards Ryan Sutton, Greg Burke and Jack Higginson were given the task of testing Tomkins ability to stand up to the most ferocious of tackles. I dont worry about the first tackle; if you watched our training for the last two weeks, Ive been tackled more then than I have been in the last eight years. Sam Tomkins He loves that physical stuff,said Tomkins. I didnt enjoy it.It was me and Jake Shorrocks, a young lad whos got a similar knee injury, and it was the final tests of our knees, three forwards throwing their bodies into you, two holding you up and one coming in and pinning your knees.We both came through with our knees intact and if we can withstand that, we should be alright for a game.I dont worry about the first tackle; if you watched our training for the last two weeks, Ive been tackled more then than I have been in the last eight years.Tomkins, the 2012 Man of Steel, scored 144 tries in 152 appearances for Wigan from 2008 to the 2013 Grand Final when he joined the Auckland club for a world record transfer fee thought to be around £700,000. Phil Clarke brings you his the best tries from the 2016 Super League season However, he opted out of the final year of his three-year deal, citing homesickness, and Wigan swiftly re-signed him on a four-year deal.Tomkins, who became a father during the winter, is relieved to finally get the chance to make his return.Im glad its finally come to the time to get my boots on and get out there, he said. Ive been thinking about playing for a month.Ive been training with the boys for three or four weeks now. I started out with just a few sessions a week but recently Ive been in full training and I feel good.Its been tough to not put my hand up and ask to play but youve got to respect the timeframe after the operation.The first few months were very tough. When I signed back last year, I didnt think Id be sat on the sidelines for the first 12 games so that was hard for me. Barrie and Terry’s biggest hits from the first 13 rounds of Super League, six rounds of the Challenge Cup and 2016 World Club Series Wane says Tomkins is likely to start on the bench - for the first time since 2009 - and plans for him to play around 50 minutes.Ive not picked my team but hell play some part in it, he said. Im leaning towards him being on the bench but Ill have a chat with him and see how he comes through before deciding on the team on Wednesday.It means everything to have him back - hes one of the best players in the world but Im expecting nothing from him on Friday. Its like a pre-season game for him.He came round to my house for tea last night and I told him I expect nothing. The fans will expect a lot but in reality its his first match for a long time. Hes going to be a great asset long-term but I need to give him time to bed back in.Hes not going be rushed by anyone at this club.Watch Wigan v Hull FC live on Sky Sports 3 HD on Friday from 7.30pm. Catch the match for £6.99 with a NOW TV day pass. Also See: Wigan to face Tigers in cup WATCH: Biggest hits of 2016 WATCH: Top five tries of 2016 Follow @SkySportsRL Bob Cluggish Jersey Signed .Y. -- The New York Islanders were merely content with a lopsided victory. Terrence Jones Jersey Signed . -- Center Max Unger and tight end Zach Miller are both probable for the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday against the New York Giants and Percy Harvins recovery continues to be slow. ROCKFORD, Ill. -- T.J. Brennans power-play goal early in the third period proved to be the winner as the Toronto Marlies edged the Rockford IceHogs 3-2 in AHL action on Monday afternoon. Brennans 17th goal of the season at 4:13 of the third gave Toronto (22-11-4) a 3-2 advantage. Rockfords Joakim Nordstrom rounded out the scoring on the power play at 12:42. Dan Roundfield Jersey Signed. . Gregg McKegg and Abbott Spencer had the other goals for Toronto while Drew MacIntyre stopped 40 shots. Alex Broadhurst also scored for Rockford (18-18-6) while Jason LaBarbera made 19 saves. ' ' '
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Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork. Milwaukee Bucks Shirts .com) - Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined for 51 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder took down the struggling Bucks 114-101 on Tuesday. Westbrook finished with a game-high 28 points, Durant scored 23 and both handed out seven assists in Oklahoma Citys third straight win. The Thunder, who are finally healthy and have won five of their last six games, improved to 4-1 since Westbrook returned to the lineup and 3-1 with Durant. Reggie Jackson donated 18 points off the bench and Serge Ibaka made all five of his shots and free throws for 15 points. A lot of guys chipped in and contributed to the win, said Thunder head coach Scott Brooks. I like the speed we were playing up and down the court. O.J. Mayo led Milwaukee with 18 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 17, but the slumping Bucks got destroyed on the glass. The Thunder, who entered the game with a plus-6.5 rebounding margin over their last six games, outrebounded the Bucks 54-31. Milwaukee has lost five of six on the heels of a three-game win streak. We missed a lot of shots that we normally make and I think that carried over to our defense, Bucks head coach Jason Kidd said. The Bucks led 31-26 after the first, but the Thunder flexed their muscles in the second. Ibakas layup at 4:50 tied the game at 47 and jumpstarted a 12-0 run. Jabari Parker finally ended the surge with a jam 3 1/2 minutes later, but OKC still led 61-52 at halftime. The Bucks got within seven points twice early in the fourth quarter, but no closer. Durant and Westbrook checked out with 3:36 remaining with the game well in hand. Game Notes The Thunder improved to 5-5 at home ... Durant and Thunder center Kendrick Perkins both had a game-high nine rebounds ... Both teams shot 4-for-21 from behind the arc. Milwaukee Bucks Gear .Bacca took advantage of Cristian Alvarezs hesitation to head a lobbed pass over the goalkeeper and then used his feet to roll the ball into an empty net in the eighth minute. The Colombia strikers 10th goal pulled him level with Lionel Messi as the leagues third-leading scorers, far behind Cristiano Ronaldos runaway tally of 23 goals. Cameron Reynolds Jersey . The deal will pay Hainsey $3 million for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons and $2.5 million in 2016-17.Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Bhavik Patel, a Web.com Tour player the last two seasons, was suspended by the PGA Tour for use of performance-enhancing substances. The PGA Tour, which oversees the Web.com Tour, released a statement that read, The PGA Tour announced today that Bhavik Patel has violated the PGA Tour Anti-Doping Policys ban on the use of performance-enhancing substances and has been suspended for one year. He accepted a provisional suspension on October 7, 2014, and he will be eligible to return on October 7, 2015. In the stateement, Patel stated, In an effort to overcome an injury, I made a lapse of judgment. Adrian Dantley Jersey . I regret my decision but have learned from the experience and look forward to returning to competition. Patel competed in 12 Web.com Tour events in 2014. He made the cut in seven events and finished 114th on the money list. His best finish was a share of sixth at the Chile Classic. The 24-year-old also had a sixth-place finish in 2013 at the Colombia Championship. He made 14 cuts in 21 starts that season and finished 56th on the money list. ' ' '