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Christine Sinclair had no idea when she first tugged on a Canada jersey that shed ever make anywhere near No. Justin Williams Jersey . 200. But on the eve of her 200th appearance, Canadas captain and one of the games finest female players said its a testament to how the national womens program has grown over the course of her career. "Someone like Charmaine Hooper, she played on the national team forever and never made 200 caps," Sinclair told The Canadian Press in a phone interview Wednesday. "Andrea Neil as well. . . there just werent as many games played. Then you look at myself at 200 caps. We have so many players that are above 100 caps, and that had never happened before. "It just goes to show the support the womens team has been given, and just the sheer number of international games we get to play now." Neil played 132 games for Canada, while Hooper played 129. Of the current Canadian womens squad, Diana Matheson has 154 caps, Rhian Wilkinson has 143, followed by Sophie Schmidt (109) and Karina LeBlanc (106). The 30-year-old Sinclair will earn her 200th cap -- yet another major milestone in a career paved with them -- when the Canadians play Scotland in the opening game of the Torneio Internacional Cidade de Sao Paolo tournament in Brazil. "I think everyones excited," said Canadas coach John Herdman. "Im pleased youve reminded us (of Sinclairs 200th cap) because I think we almost forgot, weve been that focused on our work preparing for this first game against Scotland. I know it will get mentioned in one of the meetings (Thursday). For Sinclair, were just hoping she puts a goal in." The Burnaby, B.C., native has 146 career goals, and is third behind Americans Abby Wambach and Mia Hamm. Of the countless memories shes compiled over 199 games, she said her "once-a-career-type" goal happened at this same tournament in Brasilia in 2010. Canada was trailing Brazil in the final and was down to 10 players when Sinclair scored in the 82nd minute. The tie gave Canada the tournament victory based on goal difference. "Just received a pass from Melissa Tancredi, I was probably 30 yards out. One-timed it, left foot, top corner," Sinclair said. "It was one of those things that youll never do again. But in terms of striking a ball, thats one that I remember." Her first game was against China in the Algarve Cup. She was 16. "I remember being so nervous because I had just watched them win a silver medal at the World Cup, in that famous game against the Americans in 1999, and next thing I know here I am playing against them, and just being so nervous," Sinclair said. Her first goal came in her very next appearance, versus Norway. "That was interesting because it was the team Even (Pellerud, Canadas coach at the time) used to coach, and they were one of the best teams in the world, and all we had been told is their goalkeeper (Bente Nordby) was the best goalkeeper in the world," Sinclair said. "I intercepted a pass from one of their centre-backs and I went in on a breakaway and scored, and it was crazy. It was obviously a goal Ill never forget." No question, she said, her best memories -- and greatest feeling of accomplishment -- came at the London Olympics, where the Canadian women beat France for bronze. Sinclair said her parents still ask her why shes missing from all the pictures of her teammates celebrating on the pitch in Coventry. "I have to explain to them You dont understand, the whistle blew and I broke down in tears," she said. "You work so hard to accomplish that and to actually reach one of your childhood dreams, not many people can say they actually get to do that, and I was just completely overwhelmed by the whole winning a bronze medal, and then stepping onto the podium and seeing the Canadian flag rise. Its pretty special." Sinclair said, like most of her teammates, shes only thinking as far ahead as the womens World Cup in Canada in 2015, and the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Shell re-evaluate everything after that. "Right now, talking on the phone, I cant imagine only playing for two more years," she said. "Assuming I can stay healthy, obviously I want to keep going." Brazil, at No. 4, is the top-ranked team in the four-country tournament. The seventh-ranked Canadians play unranked Chile on Dec. 15, and Brazil on the Dec. 18. The final is Dec. 22. 19:23ET 11-12-13 Elias Lindholm Jersey . 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Everythings working for them, and even Dwyane Wades biggest scoring night in nearly four years wasnt enough to give the Heat a chance.Gordon Hayward scored 29 points, Enes Kanter added 18 and the Utah Jazz overcame 42 points from Wade to beat the Heat 105-87 on Wednesday night.The Heat have not only lost four straight at home, but lost them all by double digits — with the only other such dismal occurrence coming in December 1990.A big-time win for us, Hayward said.Burks scored 12, Derrick Favors added 11 and Dante Exum had 10 for Utah, which won for just the second time in its last 14 games. Those two wins have come against last years NBA finalists, San Antonio and now the Heat.Were going to play hard and compete and give effort, Utah coach Quin Snyder said. Its nice when that gets rewarded.Wade shot 12 of 19 for Miami, which has lost seven of its last eight home games and has dropped four straight at home for the first time since 2011. The Heat trailed by 17 in the first quarter and never recovered.You really want to win at home, you want to play well at home and I feel like weve played better on the road this year than weve played at home, said Wade, whose team is 4-8 at home this season. I dont know the reason for it all.It was Wades biggest-scoring game since he scored 45 on Dec. 29, 2010.Individually, you take positives out of it, Wade said. But as a team, weve just got to be better.Utah shot 53 per cent from the field and made 14 3-pointers against the Heat, who were starting a seven-game homestand.The Heat got within seven midway through the third quarter, before Utah answered with a 10-2 run. And whenever Wade and the Heat made a little dent in the fourth, the Jazz still refused to cede control. Scott Darling Jersey. .Hayward hit a 3-pointer with 4:59 left, Burks added another on the next Jazz possession, the lead went from 11 to 17 and the outcome was basically decided.That was just a well-executed offensive game on their part, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said, and it was mostly a poorly executed offensive game on our part.The Heat were again without centre Chris Bosh, who missed his third straight game with a strained left calf. Miami used its 11th starting lineup in 26 games.TIP-INSJazz: Utah established a season-best with eight first-half 3-pointers. ... The Jazz came in with three technical fouls assessed to players and coaches all season, and matched that in the first 2 1/2 quarters. Trevor Booker got two and was ejected, and Burks got another with 7:19 left in the third. ... Utah is 3-4 when visiting Eastern Conference teams, 0-6 when visiting Western Conference clubs.Heat: F Chris Andersen became the 150th player to start for the Heat. Including playoffs, it was just the 11th start in Andersens 677-game career. ... The Heat shot 20 of the games first 23 free throws. ... Miami wrapped up its eighth back-to-back of the season, tied for the most in the league. ... Heat F Josh McRoberts (meniscus tear) will have surgery next week, but remains hopeful of returning later this season.GO FIGUREThe Jazz shot better from 3-point range (14 for 25, 56 per cent) than 2-point range (21 for 41, 51 per cent). It was Utahs best 3-point shooting night since the Jazz shot 57 per cent at Sacramento on Dec. 11, 2013.OFF GUARDSMiamis point guards, Norris Cole (0 for 4) and Chalmers (3 for 13) combined to shoot 3 for 17. They were hardly the only Heat players to struggle; when Wade checked out for the night, he had 42 points, matching his teammates total at that time.UP NEXTJazz: At Orlando on Friday.Heat: Host Washington on Friday. 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