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Four-time series champion Sebastien Bourdais has signed a two-year deal with KVSH Racing to replace Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan. Cheap Juan Marichal Jersey . The contract confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday gives team principals Kevin Kalkhoven, Jimmy Vasser and James "Sulli" Sullivan hope that KVSH can compete for titles going forward now that it has a driver that is tied for second with Mario Andretti and Dario Franchitti for series championships. "Sebastien is a proven champion and we look forward to working with him to produce more championships," Kalkhoven said. Kanaan won the Indianapolis 500 in May with KVSH, but decided to leave for Chip Ganassi Racing next year. KVSH acted fast in offering the same deal it offered Kanaan to three-race winner James Hinchcliffe, but the team gave Hinchcliffe a short deadline to accept the contract that did not require the driver to bring any sponsorship. When Hinchcliffe decided KVSHs timeline was too fast, the team moved on to Bourdais, winner of four consecutive Champ Car titles from 2004 through 2007. Bourdais has 31 victories, tied with Franchitti and Paul Tracy for eighth on the all-time wins list. "I have raced against him and can say without a doubt that he is an exceptional driver and a true champion. We look forward to winning a lot of races with him," said Vasser, the 1996 CART champion. Bourdais left American open-wheel racing for Formula One following his fourth Champ Car title, joining Scuderia Toro Rosso for the 2008 season. He was replaced nine races into the 2009 season. Bourdais joined Team Peugeot after his release and finished second in the LMP1 class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2009, dabbling in a variety of series before returning to IndyCar in 2011 for nine races with Dale Coyne Racing. Bourdais landed a full-time ride in 2012 with Dragon Racing, where he was hampered for the first part of the season with a Lotus engine. After a switch to Chevrolet before the Indianapolis 500, Bourdais had to share his car with teammate Katherine Legge for the remainder of the season. He finished 25th in the final standings with a season-best finish of fourth at Mid-Ohio. This year has seen a far better showing from Bourdais as Dragon has put forth a more stable effort. Bourdais has three podium finishes, including a runner-up finish to Scott Dixon in Toronto. Now he joins a team that clearly can compete on ovals -- all three of Kanaans podiums this season are on ovals -- but isnt sure what it can do on road and street courses because thats not Kanaans strength. But because Simona de Silvestro finished second at Houston two weeks ago in KVSHs second car, the team believes Bourdais will give them a well-rounded driver capable of challenging on every circuit. Of Bourdais 31 victories, 15 are on road courses and 12 are on street courses. Hes also won on three ovals -- twice at Las Vegas, and once at Milwaukee. "I want to thank Kevin Kalkhoven, Jimmy Vasser and Sulli for this opportunity," said Bourdais. "The fact that I have an agreement with KVSH Racing so early, and that I have a two-year contract, shows the teams commitment to their new era in the IndyCar Series. I am looking forward to meeting the crew and getting started with testing as soon as possible." KVSH has not decided who will drive its second car yet. Its alliance with de Silvestro and her management team was only a one-year deal, and replacing Kanaan was the first priority. The team also has given Sullivan a larger role as principal. He was instrumental in landing the bulk of the sponsorship that was on Kanaans winning car at Indy and stayed with the team after Kanaan said he was leaving for Ganassi. "First of all I want to thank Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser for their hard work. The three of us are committed to taking the team to the next level," Sullivan said. "This is something we have been working towards for many months. I am ecstatic to sign Sebastien, a driver I expect will get it done for us throughout the season. This is the next step in building KVSH Racing into a team that competes for wins and championships every year." Its not clear if Jay Penske will need a replacement for Bourdais at Dragon because its not known if Dragon will return to the IndyCar grid next season. Hes already announced hell field entries in the FIA Formula E championship next season, and Penske has not indicated if hell compete in IndyCar, as well. Bourdais thanked Penske for supporting him the last two seasons. Hinchcliffe, meanwhile, seemed close to locking down a deal before Saturday nights season finale at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. Intent on not rushing into a decision and making his next contract the best for his long-term future, Hinchcliffes decision could be to return to Andretti Autosport. The team appears to have locked down the sponsorship needed to resign Hinchcliffe as current sponsor GoDaddy is likely headed out of IndyCar. Andretti also could be poised to announce his 2014 manufacturer alliance this weekend, with all signs pointing to a switch to Honda. The team owner was coy Wednesday on all fronts while announcing ABC Supply Co. as title sponsor of the Milwaukee IndyFest for the next two years. "Were getting close. Weve got a few things to button up. Im hoping we can make a few announcements this weekend," Andretti said. When asked if Hinchcliffe would be on hand for those announcements, Andretti said: "I hope so. Well see. Were working on it. We dont have anything done yet, but were getting close on some things. Thats the goal, so well see if we reach our goal or not." Hinchcliffe also had been in preliminary talks with Ganassi on a deal that would have allowed him to compete across all of Ganassis platforms, including sports cars and possibly even NASCARs Nationwide Series as a replacement to Kyle Larson in events Larson could not get to once he moves up to the Sprint Cup Series. But with negotiations finally heating up with Andretti, staying put, especially if a potential move to Honda could pair the Canadian with Honda Canada, could be Hinchcliffes best bet. Cheap MLB Jerseys . -- The Sacramento Kings have signed first-round pick Nik Stauskas to his rookie contract. Cheap Barry Bonds Jersey . This weeks Raptors Report puts a bow on Gays brief, 10-month tenure in Toronto and ponders how his absence will affect the teams offence. Are they a better team without him? In addition to acquiring some valuable cap flexibility, what impact will the four incoming players have this season and beyond? 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"Some ways, you felt that I was on the home team," Selanne said with a laugh. After playing 231 games in a Jets uniform, Selanne was traded to Anaheim in February 1996 and didnt get to move with the Jets when they relocated to Phoenix and became the Coyotes at the end of that season. "I feel like even when I left, they have always been there after, too, so its a good feeling," he said. Selannes teammate Corey Perry was the on-ice hero for Anaheim when he capitalized on a Winnipeg mistake to score the winning goal. Jets defencemen Zach Bogosian had raced down the ice to grab a loose puck behind the net, but when he turned to clear it up the ice, he fanned on the shot and the puck went to Perry in front of the net. The Ducks winger quickly put a high shot above goalie Ondrej Pavelec at 14:29 to the groan of fans at MTS Centre. "If I didnt score that one, thered be something going on," Perry said. "I wouldnt tell you what would happen, but it wouldnt have been pretty. "It was a gift and those are the ones you have to capitalize on, especially right in front of the net with nobody around you." Goalie Viktor Fasth made 15 saves in a win that lifted Anaheims record to 2-1-0. Pavelec faced 33 shots for the Jets (2-1-0). Mathieu Perreault and Andrew Cogliano also scored for Anaheim, which concluded a season-opening, three-game road trip. Andrew Ladd had a pair of goals for Winnipeg and BBlake Wheeler assisted on both of them in his 375th NHL game. Cheap Mel Ott Jersey. Captain Ladd wasnt blaming Bogosian for the loss. "We didnt deserve to win, regardless of that," Ladd said. "Really the only reason we were in the game still was (Pavelec). "Tough break. (Bogosian) slips and the puck ends up in the wrong area and in the net. Its not his fault at all. Its on everybody else in the room." Anaheim doesnt play in Winnipeg again this season unless the teams face each other in the playoffs. Jets coach Claude Noel was upset with his teams play, except for Pavelecs performance. "If you look at the way we played, we didnt deserve to win the game playing that way," Noel said. "We got saved by our goalie. And realistically, our goalie has saved us in all three games (this season). Hes been superb. Not average, superb." He added Bogosians error was a mistake that "sometimes happens." Even though the Jets were outshot 15-6 in the first period, they held a 2-1 lead on Ladds goals. First he deflected Wheelers wrist shot just 11 seconds into a power play to make it 1-0 at 9:06, but then Ducks centre Perreault tied it up a minute and 10 seconds later when he flipped in a loose puck despite Pavelecs best efforts to stop it. Ladd got the go-ahead marker at 16:17, catching Fasth out of position. After the puck bounced off the backboards, Fasth slid to the other side of his crease, but Ladd had quickly shot the puck into the open side. The Jets didnt get a shot on net until almost five minutes into the second period and couldnt capitalize on two power-play opportunities. Anaheim tied it up with four seconds left in the middle period when Cogliano redirected a Dave Winnik shot. The Jets didnt get their first shot on goal in the third period until almost seven minutes in, with Pavelec facing four shots in the same span. Notes: Winnipeg defenceman Tobias Enstrom has four assists in his first three games a Bogosian was playing in his 300th NHL game. He was drafted by Atlanta in the first round, third overall, in the 2008 entry draft ... The Ducks will mark the 20th anniversary of

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