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Regina, SK - The first week of the 2014 CFL regular season draws to a close tonight when the defending Grey Cup Champion Saskatchewan Roughriders take the field against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Mosaic Stadium. Jonathan Lucroy Brewers Jersey . Watch the action live on TSN and TSN GO at 7pm et/4pm pt. This is a replay of the 101st Grey Cup from November, when the Roughriders delivered a convincing 45-23 thrashing of Hamilton in front of nearly 45,000 fans. The Riders, led by head coach Corey Chamblin, would like nothing more than to get off to the same type of start that they had a year ago when they rattled off five straight victories and captured eight of the first nine outings overall. The team did stumble slightly down the stretch with back-to-back defeats to close out the regular season and suffered a four-game slide during the month of September, but the club proved to be resilient, finishing 11-7 overall, but taking home the Grey Cup when all was said and done. The third-leading passer in terms of yards last season with 4,154, Darian Durant is back under center for Saskatchewan as it begins the quest for back- to-back titles, something that has happened only once in the last 15 years. Durant, who has been with the Riders for his entire nine-year CFL career, tossed a personal best 31 touchdowns and finished with an efficiency rating of 95.7. In 2013, Durant had a trio of top-notch receivers who he relied heavily on, but one of those, Weston Dressler has since signed with the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL, leaving Chris Getzlaf and Taj Smith to carry more of the load this time around. All three posted at least 1,000 yards through the air, with Dressler leading the way with nine touchdowns. However, Getzlaf and Smith both landed in the end zone seven times and the former averaged a hefty 16.6 yards per catch. Another major change for the Riders is the departure of running back Kory Sheets, the most valuable player of the Grey Cup, as he signed with the NFLs Oakland Raiders. Sheets was second in the league with 1,598 yards and tied for the lead with 12 rushing scores, which means theres a huge void to be filled in the backfield for the club. A couple of newcomers, Keith Toston and Anthony Allen will be tasked with producing on the ground moving forward. Saskatchewan has to be pleased with the fact that they owned the toughest scoring defense in the CFL a year ago, allowing only 22.1 ppg, but that wont be easy to duplicate after losing Alex Hall. The defensive lineman placed second in the league with 16 sacks, but like many successful CFL performers, he too has latched on with an NFL squad (the Carolina Panthers) for the time being. On other side, the Tiger-Cats were the opposite of Saskatchewan through the first month of last season, winning just a single game in five tries. But the group did finish strong with four wins in five opportunities before, putting up a 10-8 mark, before defeating Montreal and Toronto in the playoffs. Kent Austin, the head coach, general manager and vice president of football operations for Hamilton, does have a major issue to clear up this time around with respect to his quarterback. Last year he watched Henry Burris tear up defenses for a league-best 4,927 yards, but this time around he will have to find a leader in either Zach Collaros, Dan LeFevour or Jeremiah Masoli. Collaros has the most experience of the three after spending a couple of years with Toronto, but he is still a major work in progress. LeFevour finished with almost as many rushing yards (317) as passing (394) with the Cats last year while Masoli attempted a grand total of just two passes for the program in 2013. At least for this week, it doesnt help that receiver Andy Fantuz is on the injured list, because he was one of the top pass catchers in the game with 65 grabs for 896 yards. That leaves Bakari Grant as the primary focus down the field after he posted 69 receptions for 947 yards, but a mere two touchdowns a year ago. Running back C.J. Gable is capable of adding another dimension to the offense, having gained 782 yards and scored seven times on 130 carries in his first CFL campaign, but the squad will have to be careful not to run him into the ground too early. From a defensive perspective, there is plenty of work to be done for the Tiger-Cats after they finished with a minus-13 in the turnover department. The squad logged just 14 interceptions, second-fewest behind only a hapless Winnipeg group, which they turned into a league-low 142 return yards. Hamilton was also last in the CFL in sacks with just 35. Stretching back to 1961 and focusing only on games that took place during the regular season, Saskatchewan holds a slight advantage in the series with the Cats at 42-38-4. The Riders have taken four of the last five and a startling 17 of the last 20 matchups with Hamilton. http://www.baseballbrewerslockroom.com/paul-molitor-brewers-jersey/ . The result left Betis nine points from safety with 10 rounds to play. Elche edged four points clear of the relegation zone with its sixth straight home game without a loss. http://www.baseballbrewerslockroom.com/matt-garza-brewers-jersey/ .C. running back Stefan Logan was named CFL offensive player of the week Tuesday after rushing for a career-high 145 yards and scoring a touchdown in the Lions 33-17 victory over Toronto. http://www.baseballbrewerslockroom.com/wily-peralta-brewers-jersey/ . Henrikh Mkhitaryan opened the scoring in the 12th and Robert Lewandowski scored his 100th goal for Dortmund to secure the victory in the 43rd.OAKLAND, Calif. -- Brad Peacocks fastball looked about as steady as its been all season. The Houston right-handers off-speed pitches were even better. Coming off two rough outings, Peacock (4-5) found his rhythm early and never backed off. He carried a shutout into the eighth inning then watched from the dugout as the Astros bullpen survived a late Oakland rally for a 3-2 victory Thursday night. "He really had his breaking ball working," said Houston manager Bo Porter, who was ejected in the eighth inning after arguing a close play at home plate. "He was able to throw it for strikes even when he got behind. When youre pounding the strike zone with your fastball and then you start to get your breaking ball over, thats a tough combination." That it came against his former club didnt seem to matter. Peacock, part of the off-season trade that sent infielder Jed Lowrie to the As, was just happy to get a win after getting tagged for nine earned runs over his previous 10 1-3 innings. "This is definitely a confidence builder," said Peacock, who struck out nine and walked one. "I have a bunch of buddies over there. Im happy where I am now. Ive got an opportunity here." Jose Altuve had two hits and drove in a run while Trevor Crowe singled, doubled and scored to help the Astros knock the As out of first place in the AL West with their third win in the last four games against their division rivals. Oakland had won 11 of the first 12 meetings between the teams. The As went into the night tied with Texas for first place but couldnt get much going against Peacock. He gave up five hits and didnt allow a runner past second base until Eric Sogards leadoff triple in the eighth. Stephen Vogt followed with an RBI double to end the shutout bid and chase Peacock. "We let him get too comfortable too early," Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson said. "The longer the game went, the stronger he got. He really had confidence in his curveball." Oakland made its best push once Peacock left, and thats when things got heated. With Vogt on third following Lowries infield single, pinch-hitter Alberto Callaspo hit a short chopper in front of the mound. Reliever Jorge De Leon fielded the ball and flipped iit to catcher Matt Pagnozzi, but Vogt slid in under the tag to pull the As within 3-2. Tyler Thornburg Brewers Jersey. A furious Porter sprinted out from the dugout and yelled at home plate umpire Mark Ripperger before getting tossed. Porter continued to scream at Ripperger while walking off the field, pausing near the dugout and angrily pointing his finger at the umpire. "When you slow it down, it looked like the guy was probably safe," Porter said. "The way I saw it from the dugout, it looked like he was clearly out." Josh Fields replaced De Leon and recorded the final four outs for his third save. Chris Carter, who was also included in the deal with Oakland, singled to drive in Houstons first run. It was a rough night all around for Oaklands hitters. Yoenis Cespedes struck out twice. As designated hitter Seth Smith fanned three times. The Astros gave Peacock plenty of support early. Crowe doubled off Oakland starter Sonny Gray on a softly hit ball into the gap in right centre in the first inning. After Brett Wallace walked, Carter singled in Crowe to give Houston a 1-0 lead. The Astros jumped on Gray (2-3) again with three hits in the second. Altuve singled to drive in L.J. Hoes for a 2-0 lead, and Pagnozzi scored when the ball glanced off Oakland left fielder Cespedess glove and rolled into the As bullpen. "We were a little in-between on a couple of plays and those things end up costing you in close games," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "But then (Gray) settled in really nicely, similar to what weve done here recently, which was pitch very well." Gray, who pitched eight scoreless innings against the Astros for his first win in the majors on Aug. 15, retired 19 of the final 20 batters he faced. The rookie struck out seven and walked one. Notes: The ejection was Porters second of the season. ... Vogt has an eight-game hitting streak. ... The As activated C Derek Norris from the DL list before the game. Norris had been sidelined with a broken left big toe since Aug. 20. ... Astros C Jason Castro took batting practice but missed his third straight game because of a cyst on his right knee. ... The Astros claimed OF Eric Thames off waivers from Baltimore and sent him to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Cheap China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' '

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