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ST. Charlie Coyle Jersey . LOUIS - The Arizona Cardinals know all too well the feeling of seeing their quarterback leaving the field in pain.It happened the last time the Cardinals (11-3) faced the St. Louis Rams, then again in the rematch Thursday night.The only silver lining: They found a way to win both times and are on the verge of clinching a playoff berth after slugging out a 12-6 win behind Chandler Catanzaros four field goals.Im glad we dont have to play the Rams anymore. Both times we played them, they banged our quarterbacks up, receiver Larry Fitzgerald said after being limited to 30 yards and seven catches. Its unfortunate.Drew Stanton hopped off the field after getting sacked by Aaron Donald in the third quarter, and coach Bruce Arians wasnt sure about the extent of the injury to his right knee. Stanton, who became the starter after Carson Palmer suffered a season-ending injury in the last game against the Rams last month, was expected to get an MRI on Friday.Well take it very slowly with him and see how it goes. Arians said.Stantons injury forced Ryan Lindley into his first playing time since 2012. He completed his first pass to set up a 51-yard field goal by Catanzaro, then had a 14-yard pass to John Brown on third-and-7 to spark a drive that led to Catanzaros 44-yarder and a 12-3 lead early in the fourth quarter.Lindley started four games for Arizona as a rookie in 2012 and was cut by the Cardinals in training camp this year. He was signed off San Diegos practice squad after Palmer got hurt, but has hardly practiced with the teams top players.For him to come in in this type of situation, a hostile environment with all the implications going into this game, he did an amazing job, Fitzgerald said.Some things to know from the Cardinals win over the Rams (6-8) that officially eliminated St. Louis from the playoff race:SHUTOUT STREAK SNAPPED: The Rams hadnt allowed a point in nine straight quarters before Arizonas Larry Foote recovered Tre Masons fumble at the St. Louis 27, leading to a second-quarter field goal. The back-to-back shutouts against Washington and Oakland had been the franchises first since 1945.The difference in this ballgame was the ability to get the ball in the end zone. I thought our defence played well enough for us to win, coach Jeff Fisher said. But in situations like this when your offence is struggling against a good defence, somebodys got to make a play.The Rams still havent given up a touchdown since the fourth quarter of a Nov. 23 loss at San Diego.ARIANS UNPLUGGED: In his postgame news conference, Arians made it known that he was none too happy about the last-place Rams being favoured against his first-place Cardinals.I love it when nobody says youre going to have a chance to win. Theres an 11-3 team and a team thats always 8-8, Arians said. You figure it out.Arians stuck it to the Rams offensive line while praising his D-line: I thought that our defensive line whipped their offensive line pretty solid. When they were making tackles behind the line of scrimmage, there was usually an offensive lineman holding onto their legs but somehow those flags never got called. But we were tackling them for losses, so it didnt matter.And about that Rams defence?Everybody talking all that stuff about how great their defence is, they saw a good defence tonight. It was in red and white.LARRY LEGEND: With his fourth catch of the game, coming in the second quarter, Fitzgerald became the youngest player in NFL history to reach 900 career receptions. Fitzgerald, 31, is more than a full year younger than Andre Johnson was when he reached the milestone.Im glad to finally get it behind me so I can just get on and worry about the things that really matter, Fitzgerald said. Its nice to be able to accomplish that in 11 years.KICKIN IT: All of the games points came from kickers coming off shaky performances.Catanzaro, an undrafted rookie out of Clemson, missed two of his five field-goal attempts against Kansas City — including a 34-yarder with 69 seconds left that failed to extend a three-point lead.There was no need to talk to him all week. Hes a talented, talented young fella. He just had a bad day at the office last week, Arians said.St. Louis Greg Zuerlein had missed an extra point and two short field goals in the first half last week against Washington. He rebounded with makes from 24 and 19 yards.SEATTLE SHOWDOWN: No matter whos at quarterback, Arizona could have a chance to wrap up the division title next week against Seattle and finish a perfect 8-0 at home.Thats a special game, to win a T-shirt, that hat: NFC West champs, said linebacker Larry Foote, who had a sack and a fumble recovery. Were going to play a great team in our place.Lindley said he has a leg up on preparation because he studied the Seahawks when he was still with the Chargers, then again when the Cardinals faced the defending Super Bowl champs in November. Custom Minnesota Wild Jerseys . Edmonton opened the season with 14 straight victories before falling Friday night 10-8 to the host Colorado Mammoth in National Lacrosse League action. Nino Niederreiter Jersey . Pominville scored in all three of Minnesotas games last week to help the Wild (8-4-3, 19 points) earn four out of a possible six points. His best performance was in a 4-3 win over Montreal on Friday, where he posted a season-high three points (two goals, one assist), including the game-winning goal.Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic will leave the club after eight years at the end of the season. Manager David Moyes had previously indicated he wanted Vidic to stay, but the 32-year-old Serbian defender on Friday announced plans to leave when his contract expires. "I have decided that I will move on at the end of this season," Vidic said. "I want to challenge myself again and try to make the best of myself in the coming years. "Im not considering staying in England as the only club I ever wanted to play for here is Manchester United and I was lucky enough to be part of this club for so many years." Inter Milan has already been suggested as a potential destination for the strong and commanding centre back, who can now start to talk to rival clubs. "Ive got a few options to move on and I will choose the right one for me and for my family," Vidic said. The statement, issued by United, contained no comments from Moyes, who is facing a tough task rebuilding a team that is currently seventh in a league it won by 11 points last May before Alex Ferguson retired aftter 26 years in charge. Mikko Koivu Jersey. Another centre back, the 35-year-old Rio Ferdinand, might also have no future at the club beyond this season, while 40-year-old midfielder Ryan Giggs is nearing the end of his playing career and is already on the coaching staff. Vidic played a key role in Uniteds title triumphs since making his debut at the start of 2006 after joining from Spartak Moscow for seven million pounds ($11 million). Vidic has won the Premier League five times as well as the Champions League and the Club World Cup. But, after being injured in a Champions League fixture in December 2011, Vidic required major knee surgery and endured extended spells on the sidelines. "Its the last year of my contract and I have had eight wonderful years here," Vidic said. "My time at this great club will always rank as the best years of my career. "I never could have imagined winning 15 trophies and I will certainly never forget that fantastic night in Moscow (in the 2008 Champions League final win over Chelsea), memories that will live with me and the fans forever." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaNFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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One, two, three, I do believe. Erik Walden Jersey . After a 45-21 win over Toronto I was surprised, and after a 36-28 win over Ottawa I was impressed, but the 34-33 win on the road in Montreal was a convincing moment. In a game where the difference was two defensive touchdowns for the Bombers creating the first road win was a special type of confidence builder, more than Game 1 and more than the win over an expansion team in the Redblacks. Again, for the second week in a row, Drew Willy was impressive. His come-from-behind skills are as good in this young season as any quarterback and his ability to wait until the last moment to let a downfield pattern develop is an ability I dont think you can teach. You either have it or you dont. Its kind of a combination of courage and awareness at the same time. I give compliments to Montreal for their relentless pass rush. They played risk-reward football and did not get the reward as in the end they may have taken one too many risks in one-on-one downfield coverage. Still, my Lord, the first half was boring, very boring. The game kicked off at 7:08pm and the first half did not end until 8:49pm, eastern time. One hour and 41 minutes to play a half of football. Boring. Whether it was penalties, challenges, commercials, timeouts or injuries, that first half dragged forever. And I really dont know what to suggest to guarantee a more expedited game because there will always be penalties, challenges, timeouts, commercials and injuries in football. The second half was better than the first half and there was exceptional drama in the fourth quarter. But if I was a casual football fan I dont know if I would have made it to the fourth after the first and the second. An excellent win for Winnipeg, tough loss for Montreal but the Alouettes are going to win some games. Tough on defence and very aggressive, improving on offence especially the way Brandon Whitaker is playing and a solid returner in Larry Taylor. Troy Smith hit some good deep balls in the game and I though it was Montreals best game of the first three. The next game of the night, Ottawa at Edmonton was predictable in its outcome, 27-11 for Edmonton. For Coach of the Year you have two early candidates that just may still be candidates come the honour presentation in 2015. I sense Chris Jones has the direct approach of extreme accountability and I sense Mike OShea has a different approach of cooperation. Both types of styles work as it is about understanding the mentality and emotional make-up of your team to get the most out of them. As much as Winnipeg is for real so is Edmonton. Thursday nights game this week - Edmonton at Winnipeg - will say a lot again as one team will move to 4-0 and atop of the West Division. Edmonton has two impressive aspects of football right now. The duo of Odell Willis and Marcus Howard just may be the best pass-rushing duo in CFL football right now. Thats true especially in the fourth quarter where concentration can waver and legs get fatigued for an opposition. The Edmonton defensive ends, however, do not waver and do not lose concentration. You have to think as long as they stay healthy both are going to be effective all year. Their offence also impressed with Jonathan White as a running back. Excellent in pass-rush blitz pick up and had three crushing blocks throughout the game and an emotional runner. You could tell when he finished a run he wanted more. Its early, yes, but nonetheless impressive. With Ottawa, well, the word that comes to mind is logical. You see moments of professional polish and moments of amateur action. As the season moves on you will see the polish shine more and more. Toronto needs to be respectful as they can be beat in Ottawa this Friday for the Redblacks opener. And yes, Toronto. What an oddball season so far. A 24-point loss to begin the season, followed by a 33-point win and then Saturdays 19-point loss. Tough to figure out. Calgary after two games does look like the best team right now but as we all know right now is always changing. I was curious to see how Bo Levi Mitchell would play without the pressure of Drew Tate wanting his job. He played better than he ever has and will in all likelihood repeat the performance again and again for the near and distant future. Matt Walter and Anthony Parker also played well, not dominant but without Jon Cornish, Maurice Price and Nik Lewis someone had to step up and I thought they did. Not sure which is the better football factory for CFL players: Laval, McMaster, University of Manitoba or the University of Calgary, the previous home of Parker and Walter? The big football evaluation point is Calgarys depth was tested and it definitely passed the test. And finally, BC at Saskatchewan in an early desperation game. As much as Rider loyalty will not want to do it, give BC some respect for their 26-13 win. They had to have it and they got it done. Pressure in football is an interesting discussion subject. To think that Dave Braley did talk to Wally Buono who talked to Mike Benevides who talked to his assistant coaches who talked to the players is very likely. And the urgency conversation in terms of subject matter was remarkably simple: "We cannot go 0-3". Very simple. Tough choice this week for offensive player of week. You have Willy and his second come-from-behind win. You have Adarious Bowman and his dominant game including three touchdowns. You have Mitchell and a display of youthful confidence in a road win in Toronto. And Andrew Harris, the BC Lions running back. In what has to be the best game of his career, he produced 138 yards rushing and 65 yards passing and put himself back on top as the Lions best running back. I vote Andrew Harris. Tajae Sharpe Jersey . 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LAS VEGAS -- Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre survived a stiff challenge from No. Cedric Ogbuehi Jersey . 1 contender Johny (Bigg Rigg) Hendricks, hanging on to win a razor-thin split decision at UFC 167 on Saturday night. An irate UFC president Dana White reacted to the decision for St-Pierre in disbelief, even calling for the Nevada governor to launch an investigation into the Nevada State Athletic Commission. He wondered out loud how anyone could score the fight for the champion. Hendricks fell to his knees as the decision was announced 48-47, 47-48, 48-47 for the Canadian, who took a beating en route to the win before a crowd of 14,856. "Without a doubt, my toughest fight," said a battered St-Pierre, who hinted at retirement in his post-fight comments in the cage. "I couldnt see out of one of my eyes," he added. "He really messed me up." St-Pierre (25-2) said he needed to take some time to mull over his future and made a point of thanking the UFC before he left the cage. "I have to step away for a little bit," said the 32-year-old from Montreal. That drew fire from White, who said Hendricks deserved an immediate rematch. Judges Sal DAmato and Tony Weeks scored rounds one, three and five for St-Pierre. Glenn Trowbridge scored the first, second and fourth for Hendricks. "I am the champion," Hendricks told the post-fight news conference. "The judges ripped my heart out tonight," he added. St-Pierre was hurting elsewhere. He went straight from the cage to the hospital. His face covered with red welts, GSP arrived midway through the news conference after being stitched up. He said he left his soul in the octagon against Hendricks. St-Pierre declined to detail the personal issues bothering him other than they were family matters, he couldnt sleep at night and needed a break. He did not say if he was retiring but it sounded a possibility. The two fighters collected an extra US$50,000 for fight of the night. St. Pierre made a number with a few more zeros at the end, given his position as the UFCs biggest pay-per-view draw. Hendricks (15-2) did what other challengers could not do, take GSP out of his game. He blunted St-Pierres wrestling attack for much of the night and hurt him with strikes and knees. The challenger smiled and held his hands up in the air when the final bell rang. St-Pierre did too, but his face did not look like that of a winner. "I thought I clearly won the fight," said Hendricks, who called St-Pierre a great competitor. Hendricks started strongly but St-Pierre absorbed the onslaught and held strong, biding his time for the championship rounds. The fight was mainly contested on the feet as the two cancelled out their considerable wrestling skills. St-Pierres face showed the toll of the fight while Hendricks, despite absorbing punches, showed few marks. The card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena celebrated the UFCs 20-year anniversary. Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Royce Gracie won UFC 1, an eight-man elimination tournament, on Nov. 12, 1993, at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver. Hendricks, an Oklahoma native who now makes his home in Dallas, walked out to country music. St-Pierre, wearing a gi, came out to French rap. In the stands, giveaway red and blue bracelets flashed during the introductions. GSP was close to a 2-1 favourite against Hendricks, a former NCAA wrestling champion with one-punch knockout power. The crowd was solidly behind the champion. Hendricks smiled as the two fighters touched gloves before the first round. The crowd roared as St-Pierre landed a takedown within 20 seconds. But Hendricks quickly got up. At the 40-second mark of the first round, St-Pierre surpassed B.J. Penns record of five hours three minutes and 51 seconds for career fight time in the UFC. St-Pierre pushed for another takedown, eating some punches and elbows in the process. The crowd chanted "GSP, GSP." But Hendricks took the champ down briefly as they clinched at the fence and St-Pierre was cut by the eye. Hendricks repeatedly kneed St-Pierre in the clinch with the champion using kicks to keep him away when they separated. It was a good round for the challenger. Between rounds, St-Pierres corner told him to box and wrestle, not just box. Hendricks scored with uppercuts but GSP got a reprieve when Hendricks lost his mouthpiece. At the fence, Hendricks used knees to soften up the champion, who fought back with his jab and kicks. Hendricks seemed to be slowing slightly as the round ended. But St-Pierres face showed damage. In the third, St-Pierre was busy with strikes as the fight remained standing. Hendricks was not as active but scored a late takedown, only to see GSP fight his way back to his feet. St-Pierre jabbed and kicked in the fourth to a thundering chant of "GSP, GSP." The champion found himself on his back, seemingly from a slip, allowing Hendricks to score damage from above. Hendricks surprisingly let a bloodied GSP get back to his feet so they could resume punching. St-Pierre came out desperate in the fifth, taking the fight to Hendricks. He scored with strikes and then took him down. But the challenger did not break. St-Pierre continues to rewrite the UFC record book. It was a record 19th win in the UFC for St-Pierre, moving him past Hall of Famer Matt Hughes at 18. It also extended his string of victories to 12, the longest current run in the UFC. St-Pierre has not lost since his first title defence in April 7, 2007, when 10-1 underdog Matt (The Terror) Serra knocked him out three minutes 25 seconds into the first round at UFC 69 in Houston. Three fights later, at UFC 83 in April 2008, St-Pierre avenged the loss and won his title back The victory moved GSP past former middleweight champion Anderson Silva for most wins in UFC title bouts at 12. Saturdays win was GSPs ninth successful title defence and ninth straight title defence, one behind Silva in each category. And it was his 14th championship fight, one behind Randy Couture. St-Pierre came into the bout holding the UFC mark for most championship rounds fought (47). Earlier, veteran (Ruthless) Robbie Lawler won a split decision over Canadian welterweight Rory (Ares) MacDonald in a wild back-and-forth fight that was judged 29-28, 28-29, 29-28 for the underdog Lawler. MacDonald (15-2) drew criticism from White for his performance last time out in a win over Jake Ellenberger. But he got plenty of love Saturday, at least early on from the crowd. He walked out to cheers and Rihannas "We Found Love." The ovation grew as he was introduced in the cage and there were chants of "Rory, Rory" within the first minute. The chant changed to "Robbie, Robbie" in the third round as the 31-year-old Lawler (22-9 with one no contest) knocked the Canadian down and punished him. A tired MacDonald managed a late takedown and some ground and pound of his own, finishing the fight with a flurry of blows. The 24-year-old MacDonald, who came into the fight a 4-1 favourite, was ranked third among welterweight contenders while Lawler was No. 10. A native of Kelowna, B.C., who trains alongside GSP in Montreal, MacDonald has said he wont fight St-Pierre. Saturdays loss will take care of that, at least for the time being. Lawler was aggressive in a close first round with MacDonald looking to use movement, kicks and jabs to blunt his opponents attack or spin out of range. Lawler kept coming in the second round but seemed to be tiring. And when he slowed, MacDonald countered. He also scored a takedown to take the round. In the co-main event, former light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans pounded out a first-round TKO over Chael Sonnen in a fight between friends and co-workers as Fox TV analysts. After they clinched at the fence, Evans (24-3-1) managed to take Sonnen (29-14-1) down and then improved his position, taking his back and hammering away until referee Herb Dean stepped in at 4:05. Earlier, Tyron Woodley knocked out veteran welterweight Josh Koscheck at 4:38 of the first round. Koscheck (19-8) was driven backwards by an early right. And referee Herb Dean hovered over the fighters as Woodley battered Koscheck on the ground later in the first round. But the veteran hung on -- briefly. Woodley (12-2) ended it brutally, crumpling Koscheck with a right to the chin and then hitting him with another on the way down. It earned him $50,000 for KO of the night. Russian flyweight Ali (Puncher) Bagautinov won his 10th straight via a 29-28, 29-8, 30-27 decision over seventh-ranked Tim Elliott (10-4-1). 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Malaguerra has arrived in Perth where he will try to win his third Group One race this year in the Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot. Cheap Oilers Jerseys .The gelding was one of a host of eastern states horses flown to Perth from Melbourne on Sunday night for feature races at Ascot in the coming weeks.This Saturday is the Group One Railway Stakes (1600m) while Malaguerra will run in the $1 million Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) a week later with his regular jockey Ben Melham to ride.Malaguerra won the Group One BTC Cup for Lee and Anthony Freedman during the Brisbane winter carnival before being transferred to trainer Peter Gelagotis after his Queensland campaign.The gelding won the $1 million Group One Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington at his second start for Gelagotis last Saturday week.The trainers brother and racing manager Manny Gelagotis said the Winterbottom had always been part of the plans for Malaguerra this campaign.The owner is from Perth so the aim was to give him a sprint campaign in the spring, just short and sharp, with three runs, Gelagotis said.Then well tip him out. 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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Alaina Coates cant imagine a better post duo in the country than she has with South Carolina teammate Aja Wilson.Shell get no argument from Clemson after the two combined for 39 points, 20 rebounds, seven asissts -- mostly to each other -- and six blocks in the sixth-ranked Gamecocks 83-61 victory Thursday night.The high-low is great, Coates said. I mean, weve got the best high-low duo in the nation. The fact is were doing better getting each other the ball.And the overmatched Tigers (8-2) had little chance of preventing it as South Carolina (8-1) won its seventh straight in the rivalry series.They have a ton of weapons and theyre really tough, Clemson coach Audra Smith said. The inside game is impossible to stop.Wilson finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Coates had 19 points and 10 rebounds for her sixth double-double in nine games this season.Wilson and Coates combined for six points when South Carolina came out of the break with a 17-6 run. The Tigers (8-2) could not respond.South Carolinas rivalry win streak ties the longest in series history, matching the run Clemson had from 1996 through 2001. Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley also improved to 4-0 over her former college teammates at Virginia, Clemsons Smith.Wilson added four assists and two blocks while Coates added three assists, two steals and four of South Carolinas season-high 11 blocked shots. Kaela Davis had 17 points for South Carolina.Nelly Perry had 20 points to lead the Tigers. They lost their second in a row after opening 8-0.Clemson was shorted-handed before things started with its two leading rebounders in forward Kobi Thornton and Aliyah Collier limited by injuries. Thornton was out after hitting her head Monday night in loss to No. 25 Oregon. Collier, who averaged 7.9 rebounds this season, played just three minutes because of continuing knee problems.Smith said she expected Collier back for her next game. 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Point guard Bianca Cuevas-Moore has also struggled at taking over the on-court leadership role that Khadijah Sessions handled so well the previous few years.ALL CHANGINGTalk about differing ways to win. The Gamecocks used 16 3-pointers (second best in program history) to blow past Minnesota last Sunday. This time, South Carolina made just four of 14 long-range baskets while relying on its inside advantage to defeat Clemson. Weve got a lot of ways to win, Staley said. Weve got to take advantage of them.HEY, ROOMIEStaley and Smith were roommates for a short stretch at Virginia in the late 1980s until Staleys night-owl tendencies did not mesh with Smiths early-to-bed style. Each sought more suitable people to live with. But theyve remained good friends since college and Staley was impressed with Smiths building program. Im happy for her and the program, Staley said. 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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Steelers Jerseys Outlet . -- It hasnt exactly been the kind of week-in-a-bubble Alabama coach Nick Saban would want before a Southeastern Conference game.The top-ranked Crimson Tide has dealt with injury questions, a star players arrest and backup quarterback Blake Barnett leaving the team leading up to Saturday nights game with Kentucky.Alabama (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) remained a heavy favorite over the Wildcats (2-2, 1-1), who have won two straight since a rough start but lost on all nine previous trips to Bryant-Denny Stadium.Leading rusher Damien Harris, a Kentucky native who was heavily recruited by the Wildcats, has been nursing a sprained right ankle while receivers ArDarius Stewart and Robert Foster sat out the Kent State game with knee injuries.Coach Nick Saban announced Thursday that Barnett had left the program and withdrawn from school. That followed linebacker Tim Williams early Thursday morning arrest on a misdemeanor charge of carrying a pistol without a permit.Saban said afterward that he would review the information before settling on any punishment.The test coming off what he called Alabamas most complete performance -- a 48-0 win over Kent State -- is to not let the off-the-field issues affect the performance.We played with a little better consistency throughout and well certainly need it against an SEC opponent that has really played well the last two weeks, Saban said. It will be very challenging for us.Kentucky has presumably built confidence with wins over New Mexico State and South Carolina. The Wildcats havent beaten a ranked SEC team on the road since a 39-36 victory over No. 21 LSU in 1998.This will be a huge test for a team with only 11 seniors on the roster, the fewest in the nation.Im confident well continue to push forward, Wildcats coach Mark Stoops said. I think our players are growing and it is what it is as far as our experience and what we have, especially defensively. They learn every time they take the field and every time we practice and well continue to do that.Here are some things to watch in the Kentucky-Alabama game:INJURY REPORT: Saban said Harris and Foster had both practiced by mid-week and Stewart had done some running.I cant really tell you who could or who couldnt play, Saban said after Wednesdays practice. I think these will all be sort of right-before-the-game decisions relative to whether these guys will be ready to go or not.WILLIAMS STATUS: If Williams is held out for all or part of the game, it leaves the Tide without one of the teams top pass rushers. He had 10.5 sacks last season off the bench and 1.5 through four games.WHOS NO. 2? Without Barnett, who started the opener against Southern California, either David Cornwell or Cooper Bateman is left to be `Bamas No. 2 quarterback. Bateman started the game against Mississippi last season while Cornwell hasnt played.JORDAN RULES: Sophomore linebacker Jordan Jones has been the constant on a Kentucky defense that had allowed 500 yards in each of its first three games before holding South Carolina to 268 in last weeks victory. Jones leads the SEC in tackles per game at 10.8 and his 43 stops rank ninth nationally. His tackle total through four games is the most since Danny Trevathan had 46 in 2011.BOOM AND BENNY SHOW: Kentuckys backfield tandem of junior Stanley Boom Williams and freshman Benny Snell Jr. try to continue their strong play against the SECs top run defense. Theyve combined for 513 yards rushing and six TDs the past two games. Williams ranks third in the conference at 116.0 yards per contest. Snell is tied for the SEC lead in rushing TDs with five, the most by a freshman through four games in school history.---AP Sports Writer Gary B. 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PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Its going to take a lot more than winning a series from the struggling Tampa Bay Rays for the last-place Los Angeles Angels to turn their season around.Winning three straight for the first time in nearly three months is encouraging, though, especially considering the type of pitching performance the team got from Hector Santiago in Thursdays 5-1 victory.Santiago limited the sputtering Rays to three singles over seven scoreless innings, C.J. Cron drove in two runs and Albert Pujols snapped a scoreless tie with a single that gave him 15 RBI in his last 15 games.When you rebound with three games like we have, youre going in the right direction, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said after Los Angeles won for just the fifth time in 17 games.But we have our work cut out for us. We need to keep getting better, and were not going to get better until our rotation gets solid and these guys get comfortable and keep throwing like you saw Hector (Thursday), Scioscia added. Once that starts to happen, I think were all going to feel more comfortable with where we are.Pujols put the Angels ahead with his sixth-inning single off rookie Blake Snell (1-4). Cron followed with a RBI grounder that the Rays, whove lost 19 of 22, were unable to turn into an inning-ending double play.The Angels, whove taken three straight for their longest winning streak since they won four in a row from May 13-16, added two more runs in the eighth on Crons bases-loaded sacrifice fly and a perfectly executed double steal that saw Pujols swipe second base while Mike Trout sprinted home without drawing a throw to make it 4-0.Santiago (6-4) walked four and struck out nine. The left-hander worked out situations with runners in scoring position in the second and third innings, then only allowed two men to reach base over his last four innings.Tampa Bays Brad Miller homered on reliever Joe Smiths first pitch, breaking up the shutout.I feel really comfortable from the stretch, Ive been saying that for the last four or five starts, Santiago said. I feel when Im in the stretch I have a great mindset and a positive mindset.Snell, who has taken the loss in four of his six career starts, allowed two runs and four hits over six innings for Tampa Bay. The 23-year-old left-hander walked two and struck out seven.The Angels move on to Baltimore, where theyll finish a 10-game road trip heading into the All-Star break. Theyve scored 57 runs through seven games while batting . Wholesale Rays Jerseys. .323, including .382 with runners in scoring position.We got three out of four here, and this road trip weve been pretty good, pitching-wise and offensively, Santiago said. All around, were clicking.TRAINERS ROOMAngels: RHP Cory Rasmus is expected to miss a minimum of six more weeks after surgery on Thursday to repair a right groin injury. ... C Geovany Soto, out since May 18 with a right lateral meniscus injury, might be activated this weekend.Rays: RHP Alex Cobb (Tommy John surgery) felt fine one day after his first rehab start Wednesday night for Class A Charlotte and will make his next appearance Monday. ... C Curt Casali, who left Wednesdays game with a bruise on the left side of his head after being struck by a back swing, sat out the series finale and is day to day. ... INF Steve Pearce (strained right hamstring) is scheduled to start on-field batting practice Friday.RARE COMBOTampa Bays Chris Archer (4-11, 127 strikeouts) and Drew Smyly (2-10, 108) are the second pair of teammates in major league history to lose 10 or more games while fanning at least 100 batters before the All-Star break. 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Having set themselves up to climb the summit - theyve never been there before - the side is keen to prove the old adage of two steps forward and three steps back doesnt come back to haunt them.With a quarter-final berth sealed even before their final league game against Odisha in Thumba, Jharkhand had an opportunity to build on their gains. They could have opted to experiment, but they were ruthless in their demolition, winning by an innings to set up a quarter-final clash with Haryana.The reasons for their irregularities over the years are manifold, ranging from inexperience to lack of opportunities. But having invested in youth, their patience is slowly bearing fruit. That they havent been afraid to leave out experienced seniors like Shiv Gautam, Samar Quadri and Rameez Nemat is indication of their change in focus.Four members of their core this year - Ishan Kishan, Kaushal Singh, Virat Singh and Ashish Kumar - made their debuts two seasons ago. While Kishan - earmarked in Indian cricket as one for the future - has scored over 600 runs, Ashish, their pace spearhead, has taken 31 wickets. More importantly, hes delivered in the absence of Varun Aaron, the designated captain, who has been out for most parts of the season.What stands out about their resurgence has been their brand of cricket; a defensive mindset has given way to a more flamboyant approach. It has resulted in them pushing harder to secure outright wins and not just settle for a lead. The turning point, according to Saurabh Tiwary, the stand-in captain, was an interaction MS Dhoni had with the team during a pre-season camp.He speaks from the heart, Tiwary told ESPNcricinfo. One of the things he said was, when a spinner is bowling, we should be trying to score at least three-four runs every over. Previously, we used to bat an entire day and score 220-230. But look at our scores this season: we have scored over 300 in a day. So there has been a shift in our mindset that has resulted in us pushing for wins. Whatever he said were the basics, but thats exactly what many dont understand.The results are there for everyone to see. In 2014-15, Jharkhand had just two outright wins. The season before that, they were winless. But they have picked up a total of nine wins in the last two seasons - five this time, along with Karnataka, being the most by a team across all groups.The key has been not just in individuals identifying their roles and playing them well, but as importantly, in finishing what they set out to do, explains Shahbaz Nadeem, their talismanic left-arm spinner and senior member. Knowing why you are in the team and in what situation your skills come into play as a fast bowler or a spinner is very important, and we have done that well this time. My role as a senior is to communicate to all the bowlers and help them plan dismissals.Nadeem and Tiwary have been two of the most consistent performers for Jharkhand. In four seasons prior to this one, they topped Jharkhands bowling and batting charts thrice. This year, Nadeem has again been their highest wicket-taker while Tiwary has taken the backseat only to Kishan and Ishank Jaggi.Jharkhands first outright win came in their season opener, against Maharashtra. In the next match, they conceded the first-innings lead to Karnataka but have since displayed remarkable consistency, beating Rajasthan, taking the first-innings lead against Vidarbha and Delhi, crushing Saurashtra by an innings, beating Assam by five wickets and then thrashing Odisha inside three days. Womens Athletics Jerseys. Part of that consistency has been due to the importance given to fitness. Players have been given weekly fitness targets that have been monitored throughout the season. The results of some of that were discernible in the match against Odisha where Jharkhand impressed with their running between the wickets and fielding.That isnt to say everything is perfect. There is still room for improvement, with Tiwary, who the team has monitored closely, being a case-in point. He limped off on the second day with cramps after scoring a half-century, albeit in sapping conditions. We are only 40 percent there, coach Rajiv Kumar explains. Sometimes, when a good partnership is going, you need that one brilliant run-out. But creating that opportunity can happen only if you are fit. Jharkhand also benefitted from comprehensive preparation that started with camps as early as in June last year. That apart, the players also took part in the Buchi Babu, before travelling to Bengal and then again playing a few matches in Ranchi. In the past, 70 percent of the boys had no cricket before the Ranji season, Rajiv says. Things are different now.As happy as they are with the immediate results, the association doesnt want to sit back and rest on their improvements. Identifying the need to have a feeder system, JSCA president Amitabh Chaudhary said, was the first step towards improvement.If youngsters like Kishan have shone, it is because of a significant shift to a structured Under-14 and Under-16 system. More tournaments have been introduced and turf wickets have been installed across districts. To select a team for the Vijay Merchant Trophy, Indias premier U-16 tournament, there is now a districts league, and a detailed league-cum-final knockout inter-district tournament. Besides, the state has been split into four divisions that take part in a divisional league and the process is repeated for all levels from U-19 to seniors.It takes a heavy toll in terms of finances and the collective energies of the associations, but its worth it, Chaudhary says of the expansion plans. 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