Pavel Datsyuk will be the man to don the "C" for the Russian Olympic hockey team when they play on home ice in Sochi. Maxime Lagace Golden Knights Jersey . Speaking with R-Sport on Wednesday, Russias head coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov said the coaching staff had decided on Datsyuk as the teams captain. "We have a candidate for the teams captain who was agreed upon unanimously by the coaching staff - it is Pavel Datsyuk." Datsyuk later confirmed the news via Twitter. "I am honoured to be named a captain. Our team embraces the opportunity and responsibility of representing our country on the home ice." The Red Wings forward - and alternate captain - has appeared in three previous Olympic Games for Russia, winning one medal - a bronze at Salt Lake City in 2002. The 35-year-old has 15 goals and 17 assists in 35 games with the Red Wings this season. Datsyuk will take the place of Aleksey Morozov, who captained the team in 2010 but was not named to the Sochi roster. Other candidates for the captaincy included Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals and Ilya Kovalchuk, formerly of the New Jersey Devils. Ovechkin had voiced support for Datsyuk as captain when the Olympic roster was announced. According to R-Sport, Kovalchuk did not believe the captaincy meant more than a letter. "A patch on your chest means nothing. To win at the Olympics, everyone in our team must be a captain." Datsyuk is the second Red Wing to be named a captain at the 2014 Games, Henrik Zetterberg was named captain of the Swedish team. Teammate Daniel Alfredsson will serve as one alternate while Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin will serve as the other. In total, ten Red Wings will travel to the Sochi Games. Oscar Dansk Golden Knights Jersey . Villa has already confirmed his short-term deal and the Daily Mirror reported early Tuesday that Lampard will join him as both build up match fitness ahead of moves to the new Major League Soccer franchise New York City. 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Ronaldo soaked up an ovation from fans in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium as he held up his award for the best player in the world in 2013 before the match, which he then put his stamp on with a pinpoint strike to score in the 56th minute. Ronaldo had wept when Pele announced his name at the Ballon dOr gala, but he kept his emotions in check back at his home grounds, saying it was "a different afternoon" that left him "very moved." "Im very happy because my fans have helped me so much during these past years," Ronaldo said. "The Ballon dOr is for the equipment managers, the trainers ... for all the people who work for Real Madrid. Its for everyone." Karim Benzema sealed Madrids ninth straight win -- and seventh consecutive clean sheet -- in all competitions in the 74th, moments after Ronaldos deflected free kick clipped the crossbar. Madrid moved two points above Barcelona and Atletico Madrid before they play games on Sunday. "My team is playing perfectly in 2014," Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said. "It has balance between attack and defence. Thats the key. We havent won any silverware yet ... but our games in 2014 have been perfect." Also, Levante twice overcame one-goal deficits before Simao Mate scrambled in the 75th-minute winner to topple Sevilla 3-2 on the road, dealing the Andalusian side its first defeat in nine rounds. Levante goalkeeper Keylor Navas again proved to be among the best in Spain with multiple saves, while Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic scored his 10th goal of the season after missing a penalty. Levantes Nikos Karabelas and Sevillas Jairo Samperio were both shown red cards late. Valladolid ended Villarreals three-game winning run with a 1-0 victory at home courtesy of defender Jesus Ruedas 40th-minute header to provisionally escape the relegation zone. Espanyols promising striker Jhon Cordoba scored from long rangge before earning a penalty to help draw 2-2 at Valencia as both teams stayed in the upper half of the table. Marc-Andre Fleury Golden Knights Jersey. Madrids Gareth Bale was substituted at halftime after being kicked in the groin early on. Ancelotti said after the game Bale wasnt injured, just "uncomfortable," and he expects his winger to be ready for the Copa del Rey match against Espanyol on Tuesday. This was Madrids first home game since Ronaldo won his second Ballon dOr on Jan. 13 when he ended Lionel Messis four-year reign. Madrid fans greeted Ronaldo with an enormous mosaic stretching across a wide section of seating that read "CR7" -- Ronaldos nickname composed of his initials and shirt number. Ronaldo responded by lifting his award with one hand while waving to his supporters with the other. He then called his teammates and veteran stadium manager Agustin Herrerin to pose with him for photos. Ronaldo scored his 32nd goal in 28 games overall this season after receiving a pass from Luka Modric, who has established himself as Ancelottis most reliable midfielder both in attack and defence. "(Modrics) biggest quality is his ability to make incisive passes," Ancelotti said. "Earlier in the season we had less personality in our style." Ronaldo turned with the ball, shuffled to his left, and slotted a left-footed strike inside the post before running to the end-line to bask in his second showering of applause for the day. Granada never threatened Madrid, while goalkeeper Roberto Fernandez denied Ronaldos bicycle kick in first-half injury time and got low to save his shot in the 68th. "We showed too much fear," Roberto said. "They are so fast on the break and with three touches are in the box. We were too scared that they would catch us on the break if we advanced our midfielders. Its tough to stop them right now, and especially on their pitch." Ronaldo also participated in Madrids second goal when he worked a one-two passing combination to free Marcelo, who squared for Benzema to fire home. Barcelona hosts Malaga on Sunday while Atletico visits Rayo Vallecano. NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 Wholesale NFL Gear China Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys China ' ' '