ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild defenceman Keith Ballard was hospitalized Tuesday night following a hit into the boards by New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin.The Wild announced Ballard was conscious while he was taken to Regions Hospital for evaluation and observation.Coach Mike Yeo said after the Wilds 5-4 victory that he had no further update on Ballards condition.Ballard passed the puck at mid-ice midway through the second period and tried to turn away as Martin charged toward him at a straight-ahead angle. Martins forearm was raised for contact, and Ballard was slammed into the glass partition separating the benches above the wall.Pinned awkwardly, Ballard fell, and his head bounced hard on the ice. At one point, he appeared to be convulsing back and forth as medics hustled out a stretcher, just a few feet in front of concerned players and coaches on the Wild bench.But Ballard was able to get up after a few minutes and walk slowly to the locker room with assistance. Defenceman Nate Prosser said he believed Ballards face hit the dasher board because he saw blood on it. Ballard had cuts on his face.All I can do is really pray for him right now, and hopefully hes feeling all right, Prosser said.Prosser was yelling at the Islanders bench after the hit. Speaking to reporters in the locker room after the game, Prosser had to stop to compose himself a couple of times.Thats something we never want to see in this sport, Prosser said.Wild forward Thomas Vanek, who spent part of last season with the Islanders, said he doesnt believe Martin intended any malice. He did, however, call the move a dumb decision by Martin.I was actually on the forecheck, and the next thing I know he was in a lot of pain, obviously. Its something I dont wish upon anyone, Vanek said, adding: It was sickening, but we took the emotions the right way and deserved to win.Martin was unavailable for comment. Islanders coach Jack Capuano came to his defence.Its tough for Matty. Obviously, hes not that type of player. I didnt see it on the video from the bench. It looked like he may have turned at the last minute, Capuano said, adding: Just hoping that hes OK.The Wild had a Wednesday morning flight scheduled for San Jose, where they will play on Thursday night.Hopefully Keith is well, and well move on and have him back as soon as possible, captain Mikko Koivu said. Cheap Dolphins Jerseys China . With a win tonight, Buehrle will match Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka for the most wins in the majors with 11. Buehrle is 10-4 with a 2.32 earned run average, but has lost his last three starts, including a 7-3 setback at Yankee Stadium last Wednesday. Discount Dolphins Jerseys Online . - Florida State has suspended Jameis Winston for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday, extending its initial punishment of one half after the quarterback made offensive and vulgar comments about female anatomy earlier this week. http://www.dolphinscheapjerseys.com/ . 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Day and Tringale combined to shoot a final-round, 7-under 65 and they finished one shot better than defending champions Harris English and Matt Kuchar at 32- under-par 184. Day is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, while Tringale has yet to win an official event on tour. This weeks tournament at Tiburon Golf Club is an unofficial event. It was awesome, Tringale said. I guess this counts as a win, my first as a professional. Its great to have a great teammate. This has been a fun week ... Its just a great event, Im happy to be a part of it and to win the first time out is pretty cool. English and Kuchar, playing in the penultimate group, used a late push to put some pressure on Day and Tringale, but it was not quite enough. The defending champions carded a 10-under 62 on Saturday to finish runner-up at 31-under 185. Ian Poulter and 2014 FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel (61) were exchanging blows with the winners all day, but a bogey at the last proved to be costly as the duo ended tied for third with Keegan Bradley and Camilo Villegas (61) at 29-under 187. Day and Tringale entered the day leading Graeme McDowell and Gary Woodland by three shots, but McDowell and Woodland could not go low enough as they finished at 28-under after a 6-under 66. A slow start from Day and Tringale allowed those chasing them to get within striking distance. Horschel and Poulter were rolling early on, including a birdie on four and an eagle on five from the FedEx Cup champion, which had the duo at 5-under through six holes. The eagle put them behind Day and Tringale by just two shots. Another gain from Horschel and Poulter had them up to 24-under and just one shot back. Meanwhile, a Kuchar eagle at six had him and English tied atop the leaderboard with Day and Tringale with Horschel and Poulter one shot back. It was tight atop the leaderboard when Horschel made another birdie on nine to make it a three-way tie for first. After five straight pars to start, Day finally rolled in his teams first gain on six to take the outright lead at minus-26. A Kuchar birdie on nine and a Poulter birdie from the bunker on 12 also put them in the lead.dddddddddddd Tringales eagle putt on No. 9 just lipped out, but he tapped in for birdie to take the lead back. That did not last long as Poulter poured in another gain on 13 to tie the lead at minus-27. Then it was Days turn to go on a run, starting with a big 20-foot birdie putt on 10 to give him and Tringale the lead again. Poulter kept going strong, however, with a gain on 14. Day stuck his approach on 11 to within a couple feet and he tapped in for birdie, but Horschel had the answer this time with a gain of his own on 15 to tie the lead. Another long birdie putt for Day dropped on 12 to regain the lead yet again. He then reached the par-4 13th green from the tee and two-putted for birdie to extend the advantage to two. Horschel was not going away that easily, however, as he drained a 30-foot birdie putt on 17 to pull within one. A big par save from Tringale at 14 preserved the lead. It was not to be for Horschel and Poulter as they both tripped to a bogey at the last and they ended three shots back. Meanwhile, after Kuchars eagle on six, he and English made up six shots over the next 10 holes, heading to the 17th down by just two. A birdie on 17 pulled the duo to within one. English really put the pressure on when he stuck his approach on 18 to within a couple feet and he tapped in for birdie to tie the lead at minus-31. Tringales eagle putt on 17 rolled about five feet by, but he made another clutch putt for birdie to take the outright lead for good as both he and Day settled for par at the last to earn the victory. We got off to a slow start, Day said. 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