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The prospect of success with GWS Giants has convinced veteran forward Steve Johnson to saddle up for a 16th season and spurn opportunities to return to Victoria.Johnson initially signed for just one season after being released by Geelong last year.A triple premiership winner with Geelong, the 33-year-old Johnson kicked 43 goals for the Giants before missing the preliminary final through suspension.I think I can still go to the well once more and I want to stay involved here and hopefully bring home a flag next season., Johnson said at the Giants grand final lunch in Sydney on Wednesday.As much as it was a great season for the footy club, it was a missed opportunity, towards the end, so certainly I see the success building and to be given that opportunity to and the potential to do that next season is something Im excited about.The 275-game veteran confirmed he had other options, believed to be coaching offers back in Victoria.I wouldnt say it was (an) easy (decision). I took a lot of time to consider it, Johnson said.Youve got to pass it by your family. I guess you always want to play footy because thats what you love doing,.But I think everyone was aware there was some offers to move back to Melbourne.Giants coach Leon Cameron, who last weekend flagged the possibility of Johnson playing on for another season, was delighted by the veterans decision.I think hes got the appetite to play and clearly his legs are still going at the moment, Cameron saidHe contributes not just on the field, his ability to hit the scoreboard.He does contribute in making our forward line work, so were rapt to have him aboard.Johnson admitted it was tough to watch last Saturdays preliminary final loss, but said he didnt feel guilty at missing the game for a high bump on Sydneys Josh Kennedy in the qualifying final.I didnt feel guilty because I can honestly say that I didnt mean to do it. It wasnt intentional, Johnson said.He will undergo minor knee surgery next week, a procedure which has become a regular part of his career.I think this year is operation number 15, so its amazing Im probably still playing, Johnson said.Its a really minor thing that wont affect me too much, Ill be back day one of pre-season.Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 (for young people aged 5 to 25). Custom Blackhawks Jersey China . Luis Suarezs double powered Liverpool to a 4-0 victory over Fulham, and Southampton easily overcame Hull 4-1 to continue the south coast clubs impressive start to the season. Liverpool and Southampton sent Chelsea down to fourth place as the west London club was held to 2-2 at home. Wholesale Custom Blackhawks Shirts .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. http://www.customblackhawksjersey.com/ . Giroud, who wasnt in the starting lineup for two matches after allegations about his private life and a decline in form, scored twice in the first half. Tomas Rosickys chip made it 3-0 before half time at Emirates Stadium, while defender Laurent Koscielny scored an unmarked header in the second half. Custom Blackhawks T-shirts . -- When the Florida Panthers fell behind by two goals in the first period to the top team in the NHL, it appeared they were on their way to yet another loss. Blackhawks Jerseys China . After taking two big hits this week -- losing at home and dropping back-to-back games for the first time all season -- Indiana struck back by playing its most complete game of the year. METZ, France -- Lucas Pouille clinched his first career title on Sunday, beating top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-6 (5), 6-2 to win the Moselle Open final.The third-seeded Frenchman, a U.S. Open quarterfinalist earlier this month, clipped a neat volley for match point and then hit an ace down the middle.The 22-year-old Pouille tilted his head back and then wagged a finger in celebration, before the 10th-ranked Thiem hugged him at the net.Im really happy to win my first title here. I played well from the beginning, Pouille said. Now I can rest and get ready for (the China Open) next week in Beijing.It has been a breakthrough year for the No. 18-ranked Pouille, who has beaten five top 10-ranked players this year -- including Rafael Nadal at the U.S. Open.Since beating (David) Ferrer in Miami, there hasnt really been a moment where my level dropped, Pouille said. I cant stop now; the tennis road is very long.Pouille gave special thanks to his coach, Emmanuel Planque, who looked tearful when Pouille made his victory speech.Thankks Manu, for everything, Pouille said.dddddddddddd Its in large part thanks to you that Im here now.Pouille won 83 percent of points on his first serve and saved the only break point he faced in the first set.Thiem, who was bidding for his eighth career title, saved all three break points in the first set, but Pouille broke him twice in the second.It was a very good first set from both of us, not many chances to break, the 23-year-old Thiem said. I was 4-0 up in the tiebreak but Lucas was the better player and deserves his first title.Thiem, a French Open semifinalist this year, is in contention to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals for the first time. He is in seventh position in the race for the ATP Finals to be played in London in November, with five of the eight slots still up for grabs.Its a long season, but I was feeling well (today), he told French television. Im happy with how I played. ' ' '

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