ZURICH, Switzerland -- Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Neymar are among 23 candidates on the short list for the Ballon dOr announced by FIFA on Tuesday. Ribery, who won UEFAs best player in Europe award for the 2012-13 season, helped Bayern Munich win the Champions League and Bundesliga and German Cup titles. Messi, winner of the last four Ballon dOr awards in voting by coaches, team captains and media, was injured late in the season and could not prevent Barcelona from being beaten by Bayern in the Champions League semifinals. Neymar joined Messi at Barcelona this season after a move from Santos in his native Brazil, while Welshman Bale moved to Real Madrid from Tottenham in September for 100 million euros, the richest transfer in football history. Another nominee was Liverpool forward Luis Suarez, who missed the start of the 2013-14 Premier League season while serving a 10-game suspension for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during a Premier League game in April. The Ballon dOr, or world player of the year, winner will be announced Jan. 13 in Zurich. Two now-retired managers -- Alex Ferguson of Manchester United and Bayerns Jupp Heynckes -- are among 10 nominees for FIFAs coach of the year award. ------ Ballon dOr nominees (alphabetical order, nationalities): Gareth Bale (Wales), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay), Radamel Falcao (Colombia), Eden Hazard (Belgium), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden), Andres Iniesta (Spain), Philipp Lahm (Germany), Robert Lewandowski (Poland), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Thomas Mueller (Germany), Manuel Neuer (Germany), Neymar (Brazil), Mesut Ozil (Germany), Andrea Pirlo (Italy), Franck Ribery (France), Arjen Robben (Netherlands), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany), Luis Suarez (Uruguay), Thiago Silva (Brazil), Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast), Robin Van Persie (Netherlands), Xavi (Spain). Coach of the year nominees (nationalities, teams): Carlo Ancelotti (Italy, Paris Saint-Germain/Real Madrid), Rafael Benitez (Spain, Chelsea/Napoli), Antonio Conte (Italy, Juventus), Vicente Del Bosque (Spain, Spain national team), Alex Ferguson (Scotland, Manchester United, retired), Jupp Heynckes (Germany, Bayern Munich, retired), Juergen Klopp (Germany, Borussia Dortmund), Jose Mourinho (Portugal, Real Madrid/Chelsea), Luiz Felipe Scolari (Brazil, Brazil national team), Arsene Wenger (France, Arsenal). Eric Ebron Jersey . -- Caris LeVert had 14 points and a career-high 11 rebounds for his first career double-double, and No. Kemoko Turay Jersey . For Bergevin, the best pick is the 30th — which traditionally goes to the Stanley Cup winner. "Thats our goal. http://www.coltsofficialstore.us/authent...h-colts-jersey/. He was with the New York Jets in 2011 when the NFL locked out their players after they failed to agree on a new contract. 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Despite being shorthanded, they still kept the Blazers off balance.They were in a zone and we just didnt do a good job reading it, Aldridge said.Wesley Matthews added 23 points for the Blazers, including six 3-pointers for his third straight game with at least five 3-pointers. The Blazers led by as many as 16 points in the second half.Portland (13-4) was coming off a 112-99 loss to Memphis on Friday night that snapped a nine-game winning streak.In the end it looked like a good game, but it was a struggle for most of the night as far as just kind of getting into a rhythm, Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. Minnesota did a good job of changing things up, going with a zone, so it was a game that I felt didnt have a lot of rhythm.Shabazz Muhammad came off the bench with a career-high 28 points for Minnesota, which used just nine players. The Timberwolves have won just four games this season, including a 120-119 win in Los Angeles over the Lakers on Friday.Injuries and illness have decimated the Timberwolves (4-11). The latest was rookie forward Andrew Wiggins, who played just under 19 minutes after he was a game-time decision with a flu-like illness. He sat out the entire fourth quarter.The Timberwolves were already playing without guards Ricky Rubio (left ankle) and Kevin Martin (fractured right wrist), and centres Nikola Petrovic (sprained right wrist) and Ronny Turiaf (right hip).Williams, who played last season for the Trail Blazers, was playing for Minnesota despite battling strep throat and pink eye. He finished with 21 points and 11 assists, playing 40 minutes.Im a team guy so Im going to do whatever it takes until we can get back healthy, Williams said, but added about his minutes: I feel it. I feel it right now.Portland was without guard Will Barton because of gastritis. Damian Lillard had also fought a bug earlieer in the week.ddddddddddddhe Timberwolves went up 30-22 on the Blazers after Anthony Bennetts 21-foot jumper in the second quarter.Portland closed the gap and tied it 36-36 on Joel Freelands basket before pulling in front on Allen Crabbes 3-pointer. Aldridges buzzer-beating layup gave the Blazers the 48-40 lead at the half.The Blazers extended the lead to 61-48 on Wesley Matthews 3-pointer with 7:24 left in the third quarter. Portland had an 8-0 run to close out the quarter for a 75-61 lead.The Timberwolves closed within 89-80 on Gorgui Diengs short jumper with 6:46 left. Thadeus Youngs layup narrowed it to 91-84.Lillard hit a 3-pointer with 4:10 left to extend Portlands lead to 96-85. Lillard finished with 17 points.I though defensively our zone was good tonight, Minnesota coach Flip Saunder said. But they scored a lot of their offence out of our offence. We had some turnovers and some ill-advised shots, and they were able to score in those situations.___TIP INSTimberwolves: The NBA granted the Timberwolves a roster exemption so they could expand their roster to 16 players because of all the injuries. Minnesota signed free agent forward Jeff Adrien on Saturday to add some much-needed depth. Adrien is a 6-foot-8 power forward who averaged 6.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in 53 games with Milwaukee and Charlotte last year.Trail Blazers: It was Seahawks night at the Moda Center, and the Lombardi Trophy was on display. Seahawks owner Paul Allen also owns the Blazers.HAPPY 100th!It was Stotts 100thvictory as coach of the Blazers. I wish we could have gotten it against Memphis, he quipped.ALDRIDGES REBOUNDSWith 15 rebounds Sunday night, Aldridge moved into a tie with Buck Williams for the fourth-most career rebounds in franchise history, at 4,861. Following the game, when someone asked about passing Williams with one more rebound, Aldridge knocked on the wooden frame of his locker.QUOTABLE:We tried to give it all we had. We were out a lot of guys and thats a very good team. We gave it our all and I thought we did a pretty good job. -- Shabazz Muhammad.UP NEXTThe Timberwolves visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.The Trail Blazers visit the Denver Nugget on Tuesday night. 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