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Carmen Small is requesting an arbitration hearing in the hopes that she will be added to the four-member U.S. roster submitted by USA Cycling for the Rio Olympics next month.Megan Guarnier was the only automatic pick to the team, leaving three places decided by the national federations selection criteria. The discretionary picks went to two-time and reigning Olympic time trial gold medalist Kristin Armstrong, veteran Evelyn Stevens and climbing specialist Mara Abbott.Small issued a statement on her blog explaining her decision to seek arbitration. Among the reasons were that she handily beat Armstrong and Stevens at the time trial national championships, she campaigned in Europe against better competition and that she has a track record of success on the world stage.I am fighting this selection for the simple fact that all my involvement with USA Cycling and everything Ive ever been told by them said race in Europe, do the big races, do the hard races and race against the best in the world, Small said. This year leading up to the Olympics I took that to heart.ESPN first reported Smalls decision to seek arbitration. A ruling must be made by July 18.Small has refused to say which rider on the team she should replace, but she took issue with each of the discretionary picks while also lambasting what she considers an unfair selection process.She pointed out that Armstrong has ridden entirely in the U.S. against less challenging competition, and that she won the time trial national title while Armstrong finished third and Stevens finished sixth.Abbott did not compete at nationals, eliminating any chance of a head-to-head matchup.Perhaps I should have stayed in the U.S. racing for a domestic team, Small said. I chose the harder path, the path that had the most potential for real-world outcomes in terms of fitness, results, competition and difficulty.USA Cycling has a goal to succeed in international competition on an international stage. Their selection process outlined that but didnt enforce it.Small also alluded to a potential conflict of interest involving Jim Miller, the USA Cycling vice president in charge of the national teams. Miller has been Armstrongs longtime personal coach, though he recused himself from any deliberations involving her selection for the team.This is hardly the first time USA Cyclings selection criteria has come under fire.Last fall, an arbitrator determined that Lauren Komanski should have been awarded a discretionary pick for the U.S. team at the world championships in Virginia. She replaced Allie Dragoo days before the race.Its not as if Armstrong, Stevens and Abbott did not earn their selections.Armstrong was second at the Tour of the Gila, won the Redlands Bicycle Classic and was second overall at the Tour of California. Stevens set the hour record earlier this year and is currently leading the prestigious Giro Rosa. Abbott has the skillset that perfectly suits the hilly course in Rio.Still, Small believes she has done just as much -- or more -- to earn a spot, leaving her hopes in an arbitrators hands. She said accompanying legal fees could consume half her annual salary, and a GoFundMe page set up to offset the costs had raised more than $12,000 by Tuesday night.If I didnt believe I can make a difference in Rio, Small wrote in her blog, I wouldnt go through all of this stress, emotions and chaos. Jansen Harkins Jersey . -- Running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings were back at practice for the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday despite being hampered by hamstring injuries. Bryan Little Jersey . Shot outdoors against the stunning backdrop of Banff, Alta., the networks 30-minute original production airs tonight at 8pm et/5pm pt on TSN2. 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CHICAGO -- Patrick Kane keeps finding new ways to score big goals -- and the Chicago Blackhawks keep on rolling.Kane, the reigning NHL scoring leader and MVP, scored a spectacular tiebreaking goal late in the second period and the Blackhawks beat Montreal 3-2 on Sunday night, handing the league-leading Canadiens just their second regulation loss of the season.Kane snapped a 2-all tie with 3:37 left in the second to cap a terrific individual effort. He skated down the slot, fooled Jeff Petry with a move and chipped a shot past Al Montoya -- while falling to the ice with Max Pacioretty checking him closely from behind.So where does that one rate in Kanes growing highlight reel library?It was a different one, thats for sure, Kane said. I dont know if Ive scored going to the ground like that. Pretty cool, for sure.That had the wow factor all over it, Chicago coach Joel Quenneville added. All of a sudden he makes a play with a guy draped all over him, makes a great shot falling to the ice.Even Montoya was impressed.Theres not many guys that can make that play, Montoya said. Hes one of two, and I think (former Red Wings star Pavel) Datsyuk is already gone. Heck of a goal.Marian Hossa added his team-leading ninth and rookie Gustav Forsling scored his first in the NHL as Chicago improved to 9-0-2 in its last 11 and ended Montreals four-game winning streak. The Blackhawks havent lost in regulation since Oct. 21 at Columbus.(The Canadiens) are 13-1-1 coming into tonight, so its a big win for us, Kane said. Good measuring stick. We know they played back-to-back, but we took it to `em for the most part.Shea Weber and Andrei Markov scored for Montreal in a matchup of conference leaders. The Canadiens beat Detroit 5-0 in Montreal on Saturday night while the Blackhawks rested after losing 3-2 to Washington in overtime on Friday.Both goalies faced teams from their hometowns. Montoya, the Canadiens backup, made 32 saves in his first appearance since a 10-0 loss at Columbus on Nov. 4.Chicagos Corey Crawford, from Montreal, stopped 21 shots and came up big late in the game to preserve the lead. He denied Andrew Shaw on a rebound with a sliding pad save with 6:50 left and stopped Alex Galchenyuk from the edge of the crease with 20 seconds to go.We didnt have the same energy were used to having, Montreal coach Michel Therrien said. We made that push at the end aand Crawford made some solid saves for them.ddddddddddddThe 37-year-old Hossa has goals in four straight games and eight of nine. His 508th career goal on Sunday moved him past Canadiens icon Jean Beliveau into 40th place on the NHLs all-time list.Artem Anisimov, who entered tied with Kane for the Blackhawks points lead with 17, returned after missing one game with an upper-body injury.Montreal forward Andrew Shaw, a member of Chicagos 2013 and 2015 Stanley Cup teams, played his first game at the United Center following a salary cap-forced trade to the Canadiens last summer. Shaw got a standing ovation from the crowd of 21,762 during a video tribute in the first period.Forsling opened the scoring with 7:54 remaining in the first on a screened shot from the left point. With several players in front, the drive sailed past Montoyas glove.The Canadiens went ahead with goals 1:41 apart and on consecutive shots early in the second.Weber tied it 1-1 just 59 seconds into the period with a fluke power-play goal. His shot from from a sharp angle -- almost in the right corner -- deflected off Chicago defenseman Michal Kempnys stick and over Crawfords shoulder.Markov put Montreal ahead at 2:40 on a high shot from the slot with Chicagos Brian Campbell and Montreals Paul Byron screening in front.Hossa tied it 2-all with 8:31 left in the second. After Montoya made a left pad save on Nick Schmaltzs shot from the blue line, Hossa popped in the rebound from the right edge of the crease.After Kane put Chicago ahead, the Blackhawks dominated and checked smartly in the third to hold on -- and Crawford came through at the end.Game notes Therrien coached his 500th game with the Canadiens. Hes guided Montreal over two stints, sandwiched around 272 games with Pittsburgh. ... Pacioretty was struck in the mouth by a puck that deflected off Kempnys skate with 36 seconds left in the first, but returned for the second period. ... Chicago F Tyler Motte missed his third game with a lower-body injury. ... 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