BERLIN -- Defending champion Bayern Munich ground out a hard-fought 2-0 win over Nuremberg to maintain its winning start to the Bundesliga on Saturday. Marco Hernandez Jersey . Franck Ribery met Philipp Lahms cross with a fine header to break the deadlock in the 69th, and Arjen Robben sealed the result when he eluded three defenders and scored through the goalkeepers legs in the 78th. Bayern toiled to break down the Nuremberg defence, however, in what was the 187th derby between the sides. "Nine points from three games. Everythings wonderful," Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. Schalkes poor season start continued with a 2-1 loss at Hannover, where the visitors finished with nine players and the hosts 10. "Three games and only one point is definitely not we expect at Schalke," said the teams under-pressure coach Jens Keller. Bayer Leverkusen beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-2 to win eight Bundesliga games in a row for the first time. Freiburg drew 3-3 at Hoffenheim, where three players and the Freiburg coach were sent off. Wolfsburg midfielder Luiz Gustavo was sent off in a 2-0 defeat at Mainz, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Nicolai Mueller scoring for the home side. Later on the day the Bundesliga celebrated its 50th anniversary, Hertha Berlin defeated Hamburger SV 1-0 to increase the pressure on visiting coach Thorsten Fink. "HSV would be a lot better if people calmed down a bit," Fink said after the game. Colombia forward Adrian Ramos scored in the 74th, stroking the ball in from close range after Nico Schulz burst into the Hamburg penalty area to set him up. Hertha withstood the visitors desperate efforts for an equalizer to ensure the clubs best start to a Bundesliga season. "It was a very close, exciting game, tight to the end. We had the luck to score the decisive goal," Hertha coach Jos Luhukay said. Bayern coach Pep Guardiola opted to hand Mario Goetze his competitive debut for the side, with fellow off-season signing Thiago Alcantara also starting. Despite claiming three-quarters of the games possession and outshooting the visitors 25-5, Bayern lacked the cutting edge to turn chances into goals. "The defeat is merited. But we fought brilliantly and showed great spirit," Nuremberg coach Michael Wiesinger said. His team came closest to scoring in the first half when Daniel Ginczeks fierce effort crashed back off the crossbar in front of the goal line in the 15th. David Alaba had the chance to score from the penalty spot in the 33rd -- after Robben fell theatrically in a tussle for the ball with Per Nilsson -- but Raphael Schaefer saved the Bayern defenders weak effort. Bayern striker Mario Mandzukic was fortunate to avoid a red card for a dangerous challenge on Berkay Dabanli before the break. Schaefer pulled off several great saves, denying Mandzukic on the hour and then Goetze shortly afterward. Ribery scored one minute after Goetze made way for Toni Kroos, prompting a wave of relief around the stadium. The Frenchman was shown a yellow card for taking off his jersey while celebrating his first header in 54 Bundesliga goals. "That was strange," Ribery said with a grin. "Strange but super." Robben also scored an unusual goal, scoring with his right foot for just the third time in 47 Bundesliga goals. "It was an important win. Im satisfied, especially with the second half and the way we controlled the game," said Guardiola, whose side has now gone a club-record 28 league games without defeat. Schalke faced an uphill battle at Hannover when captain Benedikt Hoewedes was sent off for conceding a penalty on Mame Diouf in the 14th. Szabolcs Huszti duly scored from the spot, and the Hungarian crossed for Diouf to score with a header in the 42nd. Adam Szalai pulled one back in the 55th but it proved to be a consolation. There was still time for Huszti to be sent off for a raised foot in the 74th, and Schalke defender Christian Fuchs to earn his second yellow in the 85th. In Leverkusen, Stefan Kiesslings 23rd-minute penalty put the home side ahead, five minutes before he pulled the ball back for Sidney Sam to make it 2-0. Martin Stranzl and Juan Arango pulled Gladbach level with two goals within three minutes. But Sam grabbed his second on the hour mark, and then set up Gonzalo Castro to seal the result in the 72nd. "We lost our concentration for 10 minutes and Gladbach were back in the game. The reaction after that was very good," Leverkusen coach Sami Hyypia said. Hoffenheim striker Sejad Salihovic was sent off after scoring his sides first goal from a penalty. TV replays showed the Bosnian slapped Julian Schusters face as the Freiburg midfielder tried to recover the ball. Freiburgs Francis Coquelin received two yellow cards in as many minutes before the break, when Christian Streich was sent to the stands for protesting, and Freiburgs Admir Mehmedi received a straight red card in the final minute. Mookie Betts Jersey . Louis, MO (SportsNetwork. Tony Renda Jersey . While Chelsea stayed two points behind leader Arsenal courtesy of Etoos hat trick, seventh-place United slipped 14 points from the summit this weekend. And the gap from the Champions League places is growing as well, with Liverpool six points ahead in fourth. http://www.cheapredsoxjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-jim-rice-jersey . According to a report from ESPN, the Green Bay Packers have re-signed the cornerback to a four-year, $39 million deal with a $12.The Toronto Maple Leafs "stumbled on" Connor Brown a few years ago and are pleased with their discovery. The Erie Otters captain was named the Ontario Hockey Leagues most outstanding player for 2013-14 on Tuesday. Brown led the league in scoring and set a franchise record with 45 goals and 83 assists in 68 games. Chosen near the bottom of both his OHL and NHL drafts, the 20-year-old Toronto forward has played himself into a strong pro prospect. He was the 251st pick out of 301 players four years ago in the OHL draft. The Leafs chose him in the sixth round, 156th overall, in 2012. His buddy Matt Finn, captain of the Guelph Storm and a fellow Leafs prospect, recently said "With Connor, its always been about proving people wrong." But Brown says his motivation is more about the pursuit of his dream than spite. "I definitely dont think much has come easy, being late picks in both drafts," he acknowledged during a conference call. "Its just more incentive to work hard. "I think I wanted to work hard not to prove people wrong, but I know I needed to work harder to have a shot at signing an NHL contract and having a shot at making the NHL one day." Brown has signed a three-year, entry level contract with the Leafs. He caught their eye in 2011 when scouts went to Erie, Pa., to evaluate Leafs prospect Sondre Olden. "Each time we went down to watch this Maple Leaf pick, wed stumble on Connor Brown," Leafs director of player Jim Hughes said. "Erie was having a difficult year and the scores, the deficits, never changed Connors desire, never changed his moods during the course of the game. "He was always focused and it didnt matter if he was winning 5-1 or losing 5-1, his personality never changed. He always played for the love of the game. He always played with passion. We obviously have big plans for Connor moving forward." Brown led Erie to the best season in its 18-year history with 52 wins and 106 points. The Otters lost this years Western Conference final to Guelph in five games. Brown had eight goals and 10 assists in 14 playoff games. The five-foot-11 170-pound right-winger is currently practising with Torontos American Hockey League team -- the Marlies -- at the MasterCard Centre. Ryan Brasier Jersey. He intends to spend most of the summer there building strength and working on his skating skills with former Canadian pairs figure skater Barb Underhill. Hughes says Brown needs time to develop "man-strength." "Come September, I think my game and my physical state, I think Ill be ready to play with better and stronger players," Brown said. Brown is the first Otter to win the OHL scoring title and the second to earn the Red Tilson Trophy as league MVP after Brad Boyes in both 2001 and 2002. The trophy is named in honour of Albert (Red) Tilson, who was a former Oshawa General killed in action during the Second World War. Brown led the league in power-play points with 54 and carried a plus-minus of plus-44 through the regular season. In a poll of Western Conference coaches, he was voted the best in a shootout, second in penalty killing and third in the smartest player category. "Whoever is preparing to play hockey anywhere, will not outwork Connor Brown and his will to prepare," Otters general manager Sherry Bassin said. "Whatever work ethic is necessary, whatever that measurement is, hell do more." Media members vote on the award and Brown was the clear winner with 321 points tabulated from 80 ballots. Oshawa Generals centre Scott Laughton was the runner-up with 120 points and top NHL draft prospect Sam Bennett of the Kingston Frontenacs was third with 68. Previous winners include New York Islanders forward John Tavares (Oshawa, 2007), Nashville Predators defenceman Ryan Ellis (Windsor, 2011) and Florida Panthers defenceman Brian Campbell (Ottawa, 1999). 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