VANCOUVER - Sorry, Canada. Wholesale Shoes China . Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella has apologized for favouring Sweden over Canada in the mens Olympic gold-medal hockey game. "If I have insulted anybody, that certainly wasnt my intention and I think all of you know that," he said after practice Tuesday. "But it was a careless use of words and where I should be more cognizant. I want to clear that up." Tortorella said he wanted Sweden to win in order to help struggling Canucks defenceman Alex Edler and winger Daniel Sedin turn their seasons around. Edler and Sedin played for Sweden in the Games while goaltender Roberto Luongo and Dan Hamhuis were members of the gold-medal-winning Canada squad. "My sole intent — and still is — was worrying about the Vancouver Canucks and the players (who were in the Olympics), how good theyre feeling," said Tortorella. The Canucks are mired in a seven-game losing streak that has left them in a battle for a playoff berth heading into the stretch drive of the season. Canada beat the U.S. in the semifinal to qualify for the final against Sweden. Tortorella, a 55-year-old Boston native known for his outspoken ways that often rankle people, was an assistant with the American squad that lost the 2010 gold-medal game to Canada in Vancouver. He joined the Canucks after being fired by the New York Rangers in the off-season, and former Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault replaced him in the Big Apple. "As I said when I was hired here, its an absolute privilege to coach in Canada, and I still feel that," said Tortorella. "I love everything about it. I love the pressure. I love the scrutiny, all the second-guessing (and) all that stuff that comes with it. I couldnt be happier and, to me, more complete as far as what I want to do as a coach and to coach in this country." Tortorella said he sent a text message of apology to one Team Canada coach and it was passed on to all of the others after Canada blanked the Swedes 3-0 on Sunday. He also praised Hockey Canada for the work that it does. Nike Basketball Shoes Store . The Arena das Dunas in the northeastern city of Natal sustained minor damage during the protests, but demonstrators stayed away on Sunday and officials said the stadium passed its first test, with only minor adjustments needed going forward. Fake Shoes For Sale . Louis, MO (SportsNetwork. http://www.cheapshoesstorewholesale.com/yeezy-boost-700-online-outlet.html .TV Series: Duck Dynasty.COLUMBUS, Ohio - The United States and Costa Rica qualified for the World Cup by getting the results they needed in Tuesdays CONCACAF regional qualifying. The U.S. won 2-0 at home against Mexico while Costa Rica drew 1-1 at Jamaica. Their berths in the 2014 tournament were confirmed when Honduras drew 2-2 against Panama later Tuesday. Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan scored in the second half for the Americans, which will be playing in a seventh-straight World Cup. "Im proud of this team. Im proud to be a part of it," Donovan said. "These guys put in a lot of hard work over the last two years and to have an opportunity in front of a crowd like this to qualify is pretty special." Mexico slipped to fifth in the six-team group and its chances of even taking the fourth place, which yields a further intercontinental playoff, are in jeopardy. "Thiss a team that could and should play better," said Luis Fernando Tena, who replaced Chepo de la Torre as Mexicos coach following Fridays home loss to Honduras. Stan Smith Shoes Discount. "It has to take a step forward if we want to make it to the World Cup." Costa Rica also had to wait on the late result to know it had booked its World Cup berth. Randall Brenes gave the Ticos the lead in the 74th minute before Jermaine Anderson snatched a point for last-placed Jamaica by scoring in the second minute of stoppage time. It will be a return to the World Cup for Costa Rica, which appeared at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups but did not qualify for South Africa 2010. The CONCACAF qualifiers will resume on Oct. 11, when Mexico will be at home against Panama in a crucial clash between the teams in fifth and fourth place respectively, locked together on eight points. ' ' '