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Canberra Olympic coach Frank Cachia knows it will take a near miracle to beat Sydney FC to the FFA Cup final, but points out his part-timers have already beaten the odds to get this far.Tournament minnows Olympic will attempt to upset Graham Arnolds A-League giants - and $23 odds - in the first semi-final at Canberras Viking Park on Wednesday night.Pull it off and theyll become the first second-tier side to make an FFA Cup final, capping the 60-year-old clubs most successful season in which theyve already clinched the NPL minor premiership, premiership and Federation Cup.The entire capital are behind him but its a dream Cachia has not dared imagine given how far his semi-professional outfit have come.Like Sydney FC, Olympic are yet to concede a goal.And while theyve been fortunate to avoid A-League opposition until now, he cited their 10-man stoppage-time quarter-final win over Green Gully as proof his team can get results under pressure.Weve been underdogs for the last two games, if you just looked at the betting market you wouldnt even bother turning up, Cachia told AAP.We started this tournament at 250/1 to win it.Arnold said hes been around long enough to know thats true.Despite being $1.08 favourites and boasting a squad worth more than 90 times as much as Olympics, he was wary of the way big clubs can be tripped up by smaller counterparts playing for their lives.Its their one-night-only performance and theyve got players who want to present their best performance, Arnold said.We have to be ready for their energy.Sydney captain Alex Brosque will make his first start in more than 10 months after scoring off the bench against Western Sydney and Central Coast, while winger Bernie Ibini could finally get some game time as he continues building fitness.Seb Ryall will replace Alex Wilkinson (ankle) in central defence, with either Riley Woodcock or David Carney to step in at left-back for Michael Zullo (illness).Olympic have their own stars, most notably goalkeeper-cum-scorer Angelo Konstantinou, who has starred between the posts and scored the winning penalty against Green Gully.One-time Sydney forward Robbie Cattanach and former Sky Blues youth striker Jordan Tsekenis will also line up for Canberra.Arnold did not expect Olympic to park the bus, anticipating theyd attempt to keep possession and try to stop the Sky Blues creating chances.Tim Cahills Melbourne City will host arch-rivals Melbourne Victory in the other semi-final at AAMI Park next week.Cheap Jerseys . 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Jerseys NFL Wholesale . -- Lou Brocks shoulder-to-shoulder collision with Bill Freehan during the 1968 World Series and Pete Roses bruising hit on Ray Fosse in the 1970 All-Star game could become relics of baseball history, like the dead-ball era.INDIANAPOLIS -- Isaiah Thomas fought through an off-shooting night, then came through for the Boston Celtics when it matter most.Thomas scored 23 points, including Bostons final eight, to lead the visiting Celtics past the Indiana Pacers 105-99 on Saturday night.Isaiah did a lot for our team tonight even though he wasnt shooting well, Avery Bradley said of his teammates 12-point fourth quarter. Thats what the game is all about, the fourth quarter.Thomas had just four points through 34 minutes before scoring 19 over the final 14 minutes. He hit several clutch shots to keep Indiana at bay and sealed the win at the foul line in the final 30 seconds.With all-star Paul George sitting out the game with a sprained left ankle, the Pacers needed the help Thomas was affording them. After starting hot, the Pacers looked as if they wouldnt miss their leading scorer.In the first half, Indiana was crisp on offense, moving the ball, spacing the floor and getting the shots they wanted. But after halftime, they cooled off from the field and looked scattered at times on both ends of the floor.Boston lingered, and all they needed was Thomas to get involved.With his team struggling to seize control of a tight contest, Thomas surged in the fourth quarter. Nursing a 91-89 lead with 4:04 left, Thomas calmly hit a floater in the lane. After Monta Ellis hit a free throw to pull Indiana within 97-94 with 1:31 left, Thomas hit a pair of free throws, scored on a fastbreak layup with a minute left, and then added four free throws to seal Bostons second road win of the year.Pacers coach Nate McMillan said his team didnt challenge Boston in the final minutes to play to Indianas strengths.We want to make teams defend, get to our second, third, fourth option, McMillen said. You dont win games when you dont make plays down the stretch.Kelly Olynyk scored 16 for the Celtics, who were playing the first of two straight road games. Amir Johnson scored 14 and grabbed nine rebouunds, while Bradley had 13 points and five assists.dddddddddddd.Jeff Teague led Indiana with 20 points and 4 assists. Myles Turner scored 17 and had 8 rebounds. Ellis notched 15 points in the Pacers first home loss of the season.TIP-INSBoston: Al Horford sat out for the fifth straight game due to NBA concussion protocol but did travel with the team on its two-game road trip ... Saturdays win was Bostons second in a row after losing three straight. ... Terry Rozier had a career-high 11 points. ... Isaiah Thomas went 14-for-15 from the foul line.Indiana: Rodney Stuckey sat out for the ninth time in 10 games with a strained right hamstring. ... The Pacers honored their teams of the 1960s during halftime. This season marks the 50th anniversary of the Pacers franchise. ... After hitting 13 of their first 23 shots in the first quarter, the Pacers shot just 36.5 percent over the final three quarters. ... Indiana was held to less than 100 points for just the second time this season.PG SITS BUT SPEAKSGeorge offered his assessment of the teams disappointing loss at home. It was really frustrating, especially at home against a good team, he said of sitting out the game Saturday. I thought our problems were much of the same thing. We were real stagnant on offense once again.YOUNG SPARKJames Young got hot at different junctures of Saturdays game and proved to be a key in Bostons win. He scored 12 points in 16 minutes off the bench on 5-of-6 shooting. In his five appearances before Saturday, Young hadnt scored in the 18 minutes of action hed seen. His dunk and 3-pointer in the final 30 seconds of the third quarter helped Boston take a 79-76 lead into the final period.UP NEXT:Boston: visits New Orleans on Monday to complete a 2-game road trip.Indiana: is home against Orlando on Monday in the second of four straight home games. ' ' '

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