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Joe Root got one over his England team-mate Ben Stokes during a game of street cricket in London - by bowling him out! Root and Stokes took to Carnaby Street in an event run by clothing and equipment company Pro: Direct Cricket @ProD_Cricket. Hydro Flask 40 OZ .Check out Pro: Direct Crickets Facebook pageAnd Root enjoyed the off-the-cuff game slightly more after smashing into his mates stumps.Its taken me 14 years to get you out but well worth it! @benstokes38 #newbalance, Root wrote on Twitter.Watch the video above to see Root dismiss Stokes.Twitter: @ProDirect_LDNInstagram: @ProDirect_LDN Joe Root also carried out his regular role as a batsman Root and Stokes are set to play for England in the three-Test series against Sri Lanka, live on Sky Sports.The first Test, at Headingley, begins on Thursday, May 19 at 10am on Sky Sports 2 and Root says he is looking forward to getting back into the Test arena following Englands triumph over South Africa during the winter.After the winter weve had weve definitely got a lot to take in to the summer, said the Yorkshireman. Were playing some really good cricket across all formats.Its about starting well in the first Test match at Headingley and building the momentum from that, taking the confidence from that South African series away win and going from there. Also See: Fixtures/results Live cricket on Sky Get Sky Sports Cricket videos Hydro Flask Wide Mouth . What general manager Dave Nonis called "short and productive" negotiations ended with Kessel signing a US$64-million, eight-year contract on Tuesday. Hydro Flask Coffee . The Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, and Texas Rangers all won on Sunday meaning the Rangers will host the Rays in a play-in game on Monday. http://www.sverigehydroflask.com/hydro-flask-32-oz.html . NBA officials ruled the court unplayable in the Bucks final exhibition game on Oct. 25 because players were slipping, and the game was cancelled midway through the first period.STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Canada reached the final of the mens world hockey championship six times between 2003 and 2009 and won three gold medals. Catch Canada vs. Denmark on TSN and TSN Mobile TV, Saturday at 10:15am et/7:15am pt. Since that stretch, its been three straight quarter-final exits. Canadas strategy for a return to the podium in 2013 is to hold fast to a style of hockey they know despite the wider, unfamiliar ice surface and opponents who will be in their element. "Its going to be a lot of work to play Canadian-style hockey on this big ice, but thats what its going to take to win I think," forward Matt Duchene said Friday. "Youve got to push the pace and tell yourself to move quick. Theres going to be more room out there, but youve got to come through that room with speed. "Thats going to be the challenge for us though, to not fall into the style of game that those other teams want to play who are comfortable on the big ice." Canada opens the tournament against Denmark on Saturday followed by Switzerland on Sunday at Globe Arena. Devan Dubnyk of the Edmonton Oilers will spend his 27th birthday in Canadas net versus Denmark. Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes gets his turn the following day against the Swiss. Canadian head coach Lindy Ruff intends to rotate the two goalies until one emerges as a No. 1 for the medal round. "I would look to one guy to try and push through," Ruff said. "You decide which guy you think is playing the best and probably go with him." In Fridays action, the Czech Republic beat Belarus 2-0, while Switzerland upset Sweden 3-2. Meanwhile in Helsinki, last years silver medallists from Slovakia opened with a 6-2 win over France, while Finland beat Germany 4-3 in overtime. Denmark is ranked 12th in the world and Switzerland, coached by Canadian Sean Simpson, is 10th behind Canada at No. 5. The Canadians start the tournament having had just three practices as a team because the NHL lockout pushed the regular seasons conclusion to the end of April. The players actually prefer this scenario, which feels like a natural extension of their seasons, to winding down and ramping up again in the three weeks between the end of their NHL seasons and the tournament. But the reality is Canada had little time develop chemistry and cohesion or get a feel for the wide ice. "Weve tried to create a system everyone is comfortable with right off the bat," Ruff said. "We want to play a real fast-paced, North-South game, the same game we would play in North America on North American rinks. Try to stay inside the (faceoff) dots, get pucks to the net and try to use our speed to get in behind people." The European countries have had at least parts of their world hockey championship teams together to prepare while they awaited the arrival of some NHL players. The majority of thhe Danish team spent the last month playing exhibition games. Hydro Flask Ombre. The Canadians are still favoured to win their opener, but theyll have to overcome their internal unknowns while pursuing their first win of the tournament. Canada lost to Slovakia in last years quarter-final by one goal. The year before that it was a 2-1 loss to Russia in the quarter-finals. In 2010, the Russians also eliminated Canada in the round of eight by a score of 5-2. Jordan Eberle was a 19-year-old forward fresh off his junior career in 2010 when he was named to the Canadian team. He watched from the stands as Canada lost 4-1 to Switzerland and then played in a 3-2 loss to the Czechs in the preliminary round that year. It was an eye-opener for the Edmonton Oilers forward because those countries hadnt come close to beating Canada when he won gold and silver at world junior championships. But the Eberle now knows a thing or two about the unpredictable animal that is the world hockey championship because hes playing in his fourth for Canada. "Every team can beat any team, especially on this big ice," Eberle said. "We play NHL-style all year and you come here and you have to play a different game. They grew up playing this kind of game. "I think thats why its been challenging for us in the last few years. That being said, it takes a couple games to get used to it and once you do, you should be able to play it." The upside of the NHL lockout for this Canadian team was that six players spent some time between September and December playing for European clubs. Duchene played for clubs in both Sweden and Switzerland before returning to the Colorado Avalanche when the lockout ended. "I played in the Swedish league and that game is night and day compared to the NHL," he said. "It was tough for me at first to figure it out and I know that Swedish team is going to go right back to their roots, which is that type of hockey. Its going to be kind of a slower game, kind of controlled, theyre going to try create time and space." Dubnyk backstopped Canada to a Spengler Cup victory in Davos, Switzerland, in December, and is preparing to adjust his game again. "As pucks are coming to the outside, you feel you have to keep going just because there is so much room outside the dots," he explained. "You just have to force yourself to keep your feet where you are and not open up the far side, and realize the half-wall is a lot farther away here too. They dont look to shoot as much off the half-wall here." Duchene is playing in his third world hockey championship even though hes just 22. He experienced those quarter-final losses in 2010 and 2011. "Im kind of a seasoned veteran at this tournament now," Duchene said. "I kind of know what loses, anyway. Hopefully I can figure out what wins." ' ' '