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Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork. <a href="http://www.airmax90ultra.fr/nike-air-max-90-premium-wheat-bronze-baroque-marron-chaussures-de-course-homme.html" target="_blank">http://www.airmax90ultra.fr/nike-air-max-90-premium-wheat-bronze-baroque-marron-chaussures-de-course-homme.html</a> .com) - Jeremy Hill rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown and Dre Kirkpatrick posted two interceptions as the Cincinnati Bengals clinched a playoff spot for a fourth straight season with a 37-28 win over the Denver Broncos on Monday. Andy Dalton completed 17-of-26 passes for 146 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for the Bengals (10-4-1), who will battle Pittsburgh for the AFC North title on Sunday night. Im very proud of our guys tonight for our resiliency, our ability to come back after negative plays and put positive plays and string them together, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said. Obviously, things to work on and do, but were still in position, still controlling our destiny, and thats all we can ask for at this point in the year. Jermaine Gresham caught nine passes for 62 yards and a score and Giovani Bernard also hauled in a TD pass in the win. Peyton Manning struggled throughout and was picked off four times while finishing with 311 yards and two scores on 28-of-44 passing for the Broncos (11-4), who had a four-game win streak come to an end. C.J. Anderson rushed for 83 yards and a score on 18 carries, Emmanuel Sanders had two scores to go with 70 yards on six catches and Demaryius Thomas finished with seven catches for a game-high 115 yards in defeat. We just have to be more consistent for four quarters. You cant play well the end of the second quarter and the beginning of the third quarter - not play well in the first and not play well in the fourth, said Manning. Against good football teams, you have to be more consistent and I have to play better as well. New England clinched the first overall seed in the AFC due to Denvers loss. Brandon Tates 49-yard punt return helped set up Mike Nugents 23-yard field goal to give the Bengals a 30-28 edge with 7:49 to play. On the following Broncos drive, a facemask penalty wiped out Thomas 27-yard catch, and Taylor Mays sacked Manning for a 6-yard loss to force a punt. Denver got the ball back with four minutes remaining. On 3rd-and-1, Mannings throw was way off the mark as Kirkpatrick intercepted it and ran the ball back for a 30-yard score and a 37-28 lead with 2:41 to play. After Manning was sacked, Anderson caught a short pass and ran it 20 yards for a first down prior to the two-minute warning. Two plays later, Manning hit Welker over the middle for a first down. On 3rd-and-4, Anderson broke two tackles and ran for 27 yards, but Kirkpatrick picked off Manning again at the Bengals 5 to seal the win. After each team punted twice to start the game, A.J. Green tipped Daltons pass up in the air and Aqib Talib made a diving one-handed grab and ran it back 33 yards for an early Broncos lead. Green was hit hard on the play and was limited the rest of the game with a right arm injury. On the next play from scrimmage, Hill bounced out to his right on a counter, shook off a tackle and darted 85 yards for a 7-7 game. Hills second-effort plunge on fourth down moved the chains to help set up Nugents eventual 37-yard field goal less than five minutes into the second quarter. Denvers woeful offensive start continued on the ensuing drive as Reggie Nelson ripped the ball out of Julius Thomas hands for an interception, giving the Bengals the ball at their opponents 25. Dalton scrambled for gains of 10 and nine yards before lofting a pass to Gresham in the back of the end zone from two yards out to increase Cincinnatis lead to 17-7 with 7:56 to play in the first half. A Ryan Clady holding call erased a 48-yard catch from Demaryius Thomas on Denvers next drive and halted all momentum after Andersons 13-yard run moved the team near midfield. The Bengals took over shortly after at their own 15. Bernard broke off a 23- yard run and also hauled in an 18-yard pass before Nugent was true from 49 yards out. Manning and the Denver offense received the ball with 1:03 to play in the first half and cooly moved the ball 49 yards down the field in seven plays. Connor Barth, however, hooked his 49-yard attempt wide left as time expired. Down 20-7 at halftime, Denver came storming out of the break. Omar Bolden returned the kickoff 77 yards down to the Bengals 21, Demaryius Thomas made a 19-yard grab and Anderson ran the ball in from a yard out after a pass interference call to make it a 20-14 contest. Adam Jones countered with an electric 80-yard return of his own to start the Bengals at their opponents 27. Three plays later, Dalton dumped off a pass to Bernard, who ran through a defender and up the left sideline for a 22-yard score. Sanders hauled in a deep 33-yard pass down to the Bengals 15 before catching Mannings quick strike three plays later for a 4-yard touchdown and a 27-21 game with 9:08 to play in the third. Cincinnati marched down the field into the red zone, but Von Miller stripped Hill of the ball and Denver took over at its own 9. Manning stepped up in the pocket and fired a 46-yard bomb to Demaryius Thomas After Thomas moved the chains again with a 15-yard catch down to the Bengals 9, Sanders got past the Cincinnati secondary and put the Broncos ahead with a 5-yard score for a 28-27 lead with 1:29 remaining in the third. Early in the fourth, Adam Jones picked off Manning and returned it to Denvers 23, but was flagged for taunting which drew the Bengals out of field goal position. 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Last week at UFC Fight Night 33, my #TeamLynch (6 correct picks) slightly edged out #TeamJC (5 correct picks). Let us know which side youre on! Use the hashtag #TeamLynch or #TeamJC on Twitter. Also feel free to leave you opinions in the comment section below. Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez (Flyweight Championship) James Lynch TSN.ca (@LynchOnSports) In a rematch from their tightly contested encounter back at UFC 152 in Toronto, flyweight champ Johnson looks to make his third defense of his title when he battles Team Alpha male fighter Benavidez. Since winning the inaugural title at that same event back in September of 2012, &quot;Mighty Mouse&quot; has dispatched TUF 14 winner John Dodson and John Moraga to push his winning streak to four-straight. The 29-year old Benavidez has had an equally impressive run, racking up three-straight wins, including two spectacular knockouts. Clearly since the addition of striking coach Duane Ludwig to the Team Alpha Male camp, Benavidezs striking has looked impressive. Johnson earned his first submission victory in three years during his last fight and also trains with a prestigious camp at AMC Pankration. Traditionally, rematches tend to play out much differently than the first fight, but in this case its tough to say which 125lb fighter has improved more. Both are decorated wrestlers and while you could give the edge on the mat to Johnson, Benavidez has the better striking game. Its a coin flip and with that Im going to take California favorite Benavidez for the victory via split decision. Benavidez via split decision Jordan Cieciwa TSN 1290 (@FitCityJordan) UFC 152 had us treated to a great fight at flyweight when Demetrious Johnson squared off against Joseph Benavidez. Johnson won the fight, but fans have been looking forward to this rematch since Johnson successfully defended his title twice. Johnson won a unanimous decision against John Dodson, and arm barred John Moraga with less than two minutes in the 5th round. If he goes to sleep on Benavidez or tries to take this one to the &quot;deep water&quot; of the championship rounds, hes not keeping his title. Benavidez is going to be looking to finish this fight. This is a great fight for the 125lb category. I see this going to Benavidez way. His improvements in striking will allow him to set the pace in this fight. Benavidez via unanimous decision Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald Lynch Much like the main event, an equally competitive matchup takes place in the 135lb division as former WEC featherweight champ Faber battles fellow California native, McDonald. Since losing his inaugural bantamweight title fight to Renan Barao back at UFC 149, &quot;The California Kid&quot; has won three straight over Ivan Menjivar, Scott Jorgensen and most recently Yuri Alcantara. At 34-years of age, this may very well be his last run at UFC gold and we very well could see a passing of the guard on Saturday night. McDonald meanwhile made history earlier this year becoming the youngest fighter to compete for a UFC title in his loss to Renan Barao back at UFC on FUEL 7. Despite the loss, the 22-year old responded well in his next fight, handing Brad Pickett his first stoppage loss in the UFC. No doubt Faber has fought tougher competition during his 35-fight career, but McDonald has just two blemishes (one being to Barao) in his 18-fight career. The Oakdale MMA pupil has more power, but the Team Alpha male captain has more in his arsenal to win this fight with his wrestling and ground game. Its doubtful either fighter will earn a stoppage and if thats the case, Im giving the nod to the experienced Faber. Faber via unanimous decision Jordan Urijah Faber always brings the fight and not too many people have been able to beat him. In fact, he seems to only lose to champions. Michael McDonald does the same thing. He hasnt lost to anyone other than Renan Barao for about five years. So it brings up the question. Does the veteran show the new comer the ropes? Or does the young up start show the MMA world that he learned a thing or two since losing to the champ, then coming back to choke out a top contender in Brad Pickett. Im going with the young blood in this one. Michael McDonald has looked fantastic in all his outings.. <a href="http://www.airmax90ultra.fr/marine-noir-blanche-homme-air-max-90-sneakerboot-chaussures.html" target="_blank">http://www.airmax90ultra.fr/marine-noir-blanche-homme-air-max-90-sneakerboot-chaussures.html</a>. He will need to bring the best fight of his career, but I think it is in him. If McDonald uses his two-inch height advantage hell be able to keep Faber far enough back that he should be able to defend the take down. Well know in the first two minutes if Im right. If McDonald gets his first sprawl, hell be able to compete and win. McDonald via unanimous decision Nik Lentz vs. Chad Mendes Lynch Yet another Team Alpha male pupil competes on the main card as 15-1 Mendes battles fellow NCAA Division I wrestler Lentz. Since losing to current champ Jose Aldo last January, the 28-year old Mendes has amassed four consecutive knockout victories, including a third round TKO over Clay Guida in his last bout. It was the first time through Guidas 44-fight career that he had been stopped due to strikes. Meanwhile for Lentz, since his drop to featherweight he has remained undefeated, racking up wins over Eiji Mitsuoka, Diego Nunes and Hacran Dias. Much of Lentz success has been due to his work with top health/fitness guru Mike Dolce. Initially slated to fight Dennis Bermudez back at UFC Fight Night 31, the 29-year old will take a huge step up in competition when he squares off with Mendes. Everything Lentz can do, &quot;Money&quot; can do better and while this should be a competitive bout, its Mendes fight to lose. Expect the first round to be a wrestling clinic for both fighters, but come the second round, the 28-year old will find his range and knockout &quot;The Carney&quot; to earn a featherweight title shot. Mendes via second round knockout Jordan UFC on Fox 9 could be called UFC Alpha Male. This is the first of the fights for team Alpha Male that I see being a clear cut pick. Chad Mendes is so dominant at 145lbs that I can see him knocking out a veteran like Nik Lentz. Lentz is a big featherweight, and he made the cut thanks to one of the best in the business Mike Dolce. That size doesnt usually change Mendes fight plan. Watch for him to push the pace and use all his strength to control the fight. The pace will be set to a level that will have Lentz make a mistake, Mendes will capitalize with a heavy right hand. Once on the ground, Mendes should end this with a flurry. Mendes via second round TKO Mac Danzig vs. Joe Lauzon Lynch A pair of lightweights on two-fight losing streaks open up the main card Saturday night, as TUF 6 winner Danzig battles jiu-jitsu ace Lauzon. With the UFC looking to do additional roster cuts into the New Year, the loser of this bout could very well find themselves on the unemployment line. The PRIDE veteran Danzig is coming off a second round knockout loss to Melvin Guillard, and hasnt earned a victory inside the octagon since April of 2012. Lauzon looked impressive in his &quot;Fight of the Year&quot; victory over Jamie Varner in August 2012, but since then has looked flat in back to back decision losses to Jim Miller and Michael Johnson. For Danzig, his last notable win was back in 2008 against Mark Bocek and since then, has only beat fighters who are no longer on the UFC roster. Lauzon is younger and has shown flashes of greatness in his wins over Jamie Varner and Melvin Guillard. No doubt it will be a close fight, but I expect the former IT Professional to emerge victorious on Saturday. Lauzon via third round submission. Jordan How did this get on a free card? This has the potential to be one of those great scraps. Mac Danzig is one of those fun to watch tough fighters with a lot of skill in both striking and as soon as the fight hits the mat. Joe Lauzon has shown us over the years how to utilize Jujitsu in the UFC. Hes ground game is second to none. With that said, both this fighters have been resting on their laurels. They have looked impressive at times, but not consistently. We all know the potential is there for them to be great. My hope is that Dana Whites famous pre-event speech gets them amped. For those that dont know, White is famous for reminding fighters that their job is never guaranteed and anytime they want, he can find a fighter to replace them. If they dont want to get fired, they need to prove it that night. Im choosing grit on this night. 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They are one of only 21 teams in NCAA history to win their first 27 games, extended their school-record winning streak and are 14-0 in conference play for the first time in school history. And after Arizonas latest loss, Wichita State could be poised to move up another notch in the poll, getting even closer to Division Is only other perfect team -- No. 1 Syracuse. A win Wednesday at Loyola also would assure the Shockers at least a share of the regular-season conference title and the No. 1 seed in the Valley tournament -- with three league games still on the docket. How have they done it? With a balanced offence and a staunch defence that Evansville knows is the best in the Valley. Wichita State trumped the Purple Aces by outscoring them 23-2 off turnovers and 10-4 on fastbreaks. Coach Gregg Marshall didnt even need a stat sheet to tell him what had happened. He estimated that the Shockers topped the 40-deflection mark. The other numbers were just as glaring. VanVleet and Ron Baker each finished with a career-best five steals, and, not surprisingly wound up as the top scorers. Baker had a career-high 26 points, while VanVleet added 18 and eight assists and flirted with the possibility of a triple-double throughout the second half. But thats not what motivated Wichita, which lost twice to Evansville last season and fell behind by double-digits early in the first meeting two weeks ago at Wichita. They wanted to put away the Aces, and before the game, Marshall let Cleanthony Early, the teams top scorer, know exactly what he needed to do in front of a Pacers scout who had been asking about his defence. Early responded by scoring 13 points, seven rebounds and playing his best defensive game of the year, too. &quot;I loved his mental approach tonight and thats not always the case,&quot; Marshall said. &quot;But tonight I thought he was very disciplined and when he does that, man, hes really good.&quot; Evansville (11-16, 4-10) learned its lesson the hard way. Despite getting 19 points from D.J. Balentine, the MVCs top scorer, and 19 points and 10 rebounds from Egidiju Mockevicius, it wasnt quite enough to prevent a fourth loss in five games or a second straight this season to Wichita. The Purple Aces did most of what they set out to do -- shooting 51.1 per cent from the field, 45.5 per cent from 3-point range, made 15 of 16 free throws, limited the Shockers to only six offensive rebounds and kept challenging Wichita State right down to the final minutes. 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New York Islanders trade Zdeno Chara, Bill Muckalt and a first-round draft choice to the Ottawa Senators for Alexei Yashin (2001)The Islanders have made a few deals over the years that have left their thriving fan base dumfounded, and this one belongs near the top of the list. After sitting out an entire season, Yashin was looking to get paid and the Islanders were willing to open the checkbook. This deal was seemingly reasonable at the time, as Yashin was one of the games better players at the time and Chara had yet to develop into a menace. But Yashin fell off the cliff on the Island, the pick turned into Jason Spezza and we all know what Chara is now. 8. Boston Bruins trade Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks for Marco Sturm, Wayne Primeau &amp; Brad Stuart (2005)In a bit revisionist history, imagine where the Bruins would be if they had never dealt Jumbo Joe. Would they have won the Cup? More than one? Despite failing to get anything resembling a top six player in return for a Hart Trophy winner, the Bruins saved themselves the money that Joe was asking for, and put together one of the model franchises of the league. Depth is often overlooked, as the players stuffing the box scores receive the credit while the sandpaper playing a dozen minutes a night is considered interchangeable and insignificant. The three players that the Bruins got back in this deal were these type of players, who while valuable were often forgotten. However, Joe scored seventy plus points in in seven straight seasons for the Sharks, so no amount of depth can make up for the impact that he has had in San Jose. 7. New York Islanders trade Roberto Luongo and Olli Jokinen to the Florida Panthers for Mark Parrish and Oleg Kvasha (2000)Mike Milbury strikes again. After taking Luongo 4th overall in 97, he decided to take Rick DiPietro 1st overall in 2000. So obviously he decided to ship Bobby Loo to the Sunshine State. Ironically Jokinen was taken one pick before Luongo in 97, and ended up playing for three different teams in his first three full seasons in the league. This quote from the 2000 draft will go down as one of the more misguided statements in recent history. &quot;Were rolling the dice here a little bit,&quot; Milbury said, grinning as if to acknowledge his understatement. &quot;Luongo is going to be an excellent goaltender in this league for a lot of years. But in our minds, we feel DiPietro possesses an element Roberto didnt have.&quot; You certainly cant knock Milbury for trying to be bold, and there was no way of knowing that DiPietro would suffer so many injuries that would derail his career, but this move will go down as the feather in Milburys cap. 6. Toronto Maple Leafs trade Tuukka Rask to the Boston Bruins for Andrew Raycroft (2006)The reign of John Ferguson Jr. at the helm of the Leafs was far from glorious, and his decision to trade Rask was especially ugly. The Leafs had both Justin Pogge and Rask coming up in the ranks, and an aging Eddie Belfour on the roster who was in need of some insulation. The decision to ship Rask out instead of Pogge is one that forever marred JFJs track record. Raycroft won the Calder with the Bruins in 03-04, and after playing in the Swedish Elite League during the lockout, made his way to Toronto where expectations were high for the Belleville, Ontario native. There was dreams of Raycroft and Pogge teaming up to form a formidable goaltending tandem for the Leafs, but neither player was able to find their way in the league. Raycroft had one solid season for the blue and white, but failed to find any consistency throughout his career. Rask was just a pup when he was dealt to the Bs, but after developing in Providence for a couple of seasons, the Fin has established himself as one of the best goalies in the game. One can only imagine where the Leafs would be if this deal had never materialized 5. Montreal Canadiens trade Patrick Roy and Mike Keane to the Colorado Avalanche for Andrei Kovalenko, Martin Rucinsky and Jocelyn Thibault (1995)We all remember the scene of Roy storming off the ice and whispering into Habs president Ronald Coreys ear. Several days later, he was dealt to the Avs in a move that Canadiens fans still shake their head at. Was it a panic move by the Habs? It sure looks like it in retrospect. The Canadiens thought that they were getting a goalie that would be able to develop into a capable replacement in Thibault, but he was never able a consistent game. All the while Roy won another two Cups in Colorado, and will go down as one of the best goalies of all time. Kovalenko and Rucinsky were capable players, but were never able to find enough success with the Habs to come close to justifying the deal. 4. Edmonton Oilers trade Mark Messier and Jeff Beukeboom to New York Rangers for Bernie Nicholls, David Shaw, Steven Rice and Louie DeBrusk (1991)While many point to that fateful day in 88 as the one that defined The Boys on the Bus, it can be said that dealing the Moose was the one that officially ended the dynasty of the copper and blue. However, many forget that the circumstance surrounding the departure of Gretzky and Messier from Edmonton differ greatly. While The Great One was sold by owner Peter Pocklington, Messier and his agent (his father Doug) demanded a trade when contract demands werent met. It is often difficult to leverage adequate value when a player publicly demands a trade, but Oilers GM Glen Sather fell short of even getting players that could stay on the ice for the Oilers. Messier of course went on to lift Lord Stanley for the Rangers, while the Oilers havent won a ring since he left. 3. Florida Panthers trade Roberto Luongo, Lukas Krajicek and a sixth-round pick (Sergei Shirokov) to the Vancouver Canucks for Alex Auld, Bryan Allen and Todd Bertuzzi (2006)One player appearing on the same list twice? And by the time the week is done he could make it a trifecta. Apparently GMs around the league are eager to try to formulate deals to ship Luongo around the league, but he who deals him continues to get hosed on the return. Bertuzzi certainly had his time as a high-end player for Vancouver skating alongside Marcus Naslund, but getting a franchise goalie for the better part of a decade was worth more than him and some spare parts. 2. 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And while Tortorella didnt have one of the post-game explosions he made famous during stints with the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers, he was clearly disgusted with the effort, especially in a first period that saw Florida carry the play and take a 1-0 lead. &quot;Its lack of respect and we have no business (showing) a lack of respect to any hockey team,&quot; Tortorella continued. &quot;In the situation were in going into tonights game, I just dont know what were thinking as far as how we started the game. &quot;I cant explain it.&quot; Jonathan Huberdeau scored the only goal of the shootout, beating Vancouver netminder Roberto Luongo with a nice backhand-forehand deke on Floridas first attempt. Chris Higgins came closest to scoring for the Canucks, hitting the post behind Tim Thomas on Vancouvers final shot. Like their coach, the Canucks were at a loss to explain the performance. &quot;Theyre never easy. It doesnt matter who you play,&quot; said Luongo, who finished with 34 saves through regulation and overtime. &quot;As soon as you start thinking that, its game over for us. Theres no easy points in this league. Youve got to perform every night, every teams going to give you a challenge. &quot;Especially given the fact that we lost four in a row, I dont understand why we would think it would be easy.&quot; Shawn Matthias and Brad Boyes scored in regulation for Florida (6-12-4), which got 27 saves from Thomas and has now won three of its last four. The 39-year-old Thomas, who took last season off to spend time with his family and clear his head, was back at Rogers Arena for the first time since leading the Boston Bruins to a their Game 7 victory over Vancouver in the 2011 Stanley Cup. He signed with a Panthers team in the pre-season that prior to Tuesday had not won a game in Vancouver since 1994. &quot;Thats why hes won before, hes won a Stanley Cup before, hes won a Vezina and thats why,&quot; Panthers interim head coach Peter Horachek said of Thomas. &quot;Hes confident (and) hes got a smile on his face when he is doing it. &quot;He gives our guys confidence.&quot; Jannek Hansen and Higgins replied for Vancouver (11-8-4), which has just six goals total during its five-game slide. &quot;I dont think anybody played well. We looked lethargic at times,&quot; said Tortorella. &quot;Its disappointing and it starts from the beginning. You need to respect your opponent. We didnt.&quot; The Canucks killed off a full two-minute penalty in overtime, with Luongo making a huge pad stop on Huberdeau. Vancouver then poured it on in the final minute of the extra period, but couldnt find a way past Thomas. Playing in just his second game back after a long absence with a lower-body injury, Hansen jumped on a bad clearing attempt and wired a shot past Thomas for his third of the season at 2:35 of the final period to tie snap a 1-1 tie. After the teams exchanged chances, Matthias brought the Panthers back to level terms by ripping his third of the season past Luongo from the slot at 8:34. Down 1-0 after that lacklustre first period, the Canucks came out with some renewed intensity in the second and were rewarded when Higgins beat Thomas through a maze of legs for his seventh goal of the season at 3:26. Thomas, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP with Boston back in 2011, then made a big stop on Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows before Daniel Sedin sent a shot just wide. Florida opened the scoring at 3:43 of the first against the NHLs No. 1 penalty killing unit. 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Justin De Fratus (3-3) was credited with the win after getting out of the fifth-inning jam. Chase Utley added two RBIs and Freddy Galvis and Kevin Frandsen collected two hits apiece for the Phillies, who took the rubber game of the three-game series in front of 29,986 rain-soaked fans watching two teams already eliminated from playoff contention. &quot;I just kind of lost my base in the fifth inning,&quot; Halladay said. &quot;For the most part, we were right where we wanted to be. Then in that fifth inning, it just kind of disappeared from me.&quot; Tommy Medica, who homered in his major league debut on Wednesday, led San Diego with two hits, including the infield hit that drove in a run and knocked Halladay out of the game in the fifth. For Halladay, whos still trying to work his way back following midseason shoulder surgery, it was a frustrating end to a night that started with a lot of promise. 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All the Hawks have to do is protect their home court and they will reach the second round for the first time since 2011, and throw the East into disarray after the talk all season was about an Indiana-Miami rematch in the conference finals. That looks like a long shot now. The Pacers havent won consecutive games with their regular starters in the lineup since mid-March and the leagues best regular-season home team (35-6) has inexplicably given away home court advantage to the Hawks -- twice. Theyre making it look easy, too. Atlanta shredded one of the leagues top defences during a remarkable second quarter, making 13 of 16 shots overall and 9 of 11 from beyond the arc. Scott made all five of his 3s during the decisive 30-6 run, which actually started with the final basket of the first quarter, to turn a 21-18 deficit into a 48-27 lead. Indiana never recovered. Atlanta outscored the Pacers 41-19 during that 12-minute stretch, matching the second-highest second-quarter scoring total in the franchises post-season history. The Hawks scored 41 against Detroit on March 17, 1986, and the St. Louis Hawks had 45 against Fort Wayne on March 14, 1957. Indiana, meanwhile, allowed a second-quarter franchise record, breaking the previous mark of 39 points set by Boston on April 23, 2005. The Hawks joined the 1970 Milwaukee Bucks as the only road teams in the shot-clock era to score at least 40 points in a quarter and give up fewer than 19. Not enough? Atlanta tied an NBA record with 9 3-pointers, most recently done in 2008, and also broke the franchise playoff record for 3s in a game with 15. The previous mark was 12. &quot;I didnt even know,&quot; Kyle Korver said after making two 3s in the second quarter and another late in the game to keep the Hawks in control. &quot;Mike got hot. I dont know how many 3s he hit in that quarter. Mike hadnt shot the ball as well as he did tonight, but he hasnt shot that well all series.&quot; Shelvin Mack led the Hawks with 20 points, while Paul Millsap had 18. The Pacers, meanwhile, endured yet another bleak chapter in a second-half collapse that could go down as the worst in NBA history -- if they lose either of the next two games. And it was downright dismal. Roy Hibbert finished without a point or a rebound for the first time in his playoff career. Indiana was outrebounded for the first time in the series and its rebuilt bench was outscored 45-23. Paul George led the Pacers with 26 points and 12 rebounds. George Hill, Lance Stephenson and David West all had 16 points, not quite enough to rally on a night they were again serenaded with boos in the first half. &quot;It was frustrating because we didnt make a change,&quot; George said of the Pacers defence. &quot;We let them run the same action, the same shot. We didnt do nothing. 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Rangers manager Ron Washington decided to give his closer one more day of rest after a long week, and Matt Harrison had already done most of the heavy lifting to put Texas in position for another victory.NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans have kicked their youth movement into high gear with rookie Zach Mettenberger starting at quarterback against the Houston Texans on Sunday.Jake Locker has missed three of the past four games with injuries, and coach Ken Whisenhunt said Thursday that the decision to go with Mettenberger was made Tuesday. The coach said this is an opportunity to see what the sixth-round draft pick out of LSU can do with the Titans struggling at 2-5.No question hes a talented, young player, and maybe itll give us a spark, Whisenhunt said. 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I just wanted to make sure I came in here and did the things that made me successful in the past. &quot;Every night our guys come to play, and the pride they take in their defensive game is pretty impressive. So I cant give them enough credit.&quot; This was the second shootout involving Jones, who in his NHL debut on Dec. 3 stopped all nine shots in the tiebreaker against Anaheim. In this one, he stopped Matt Duchene, PA Parenteau and Ryan OReilly. &quot;These guys can put together a pretty good shootout lineup, so you know youre going to face some skilled players,&quot; Jones said. &quot;I just try to stay patient and try not to bite on the first move all the time.&quot; The only goal in the shootout was by Anze Kopitar, the Kings second shooter. Kopitar has scored the deciding goal in four of the Kings six shootout wins. &quot;Any goalie for us that is back there, we have a lot of confidence in them,&quot; Kopitar said. &quot;Its up to the shooters to get a couple.&quot; Jeff Carter and Justin Williams scored for the Kings (25-8-4), who are off to their best start after 37 games and have won nine of 10. They are 22-1-2 when allowing fewer than three goals. OReilly and Erik Johnson scored power-play goals, and Duchene had two assists for the Avalanche, 4-4-2 in their last 10 following a 17-5-5 start. Semyon Varlamov made 37 saves, one day after prosecutors in Denver dropped a domestic violence case against him. Down 2-0, Colorado cut the deficit in half at 14:02 of the second with Johnsons fifth goal and third in four games. He got a cross-ice pass from Duchene in the left circle and one-timed it to the short side past Jones glove while Jarret Stoll was off for tripping. &quot;It was a good play by them, a low lateral play,&quot; Jones said. &quot;I got a decent read on it, but I just wasnt able to extend my blocker out far enough. I thought we deserved to win in regulation. We needed one more big save that we didnt get.&quot; The Avalanche, 2 for 39 on the power play in their previous 13 games, cashed in again with 9:33 left in regulation while Mike Richards served a delay-of-game penalty. OReilly, playing in his 300th regular-season game, converted a pass from behind the net from Duchene for his 12th goal. &quot;I thought we showed a lot of character. Being down 2-0 in L.A. is not easy,&quot; Roy said. &quot;We had a big break on that power play, and you see how important it is to score on it. That was a big point for us, no doubt about it.&quot; Los Angeles came in having allowed six goals in 77 short-handed situations over its previous 21 games. The Kings, who needed almost eight minutes to get their first shot, opened the scoring 32 seconds before the end of the first period. Varlamov made a glove save on Drew Doughtys one-timer from the top of the left circle, but Carter beat defenceman Cory Sarich to the rebound and tucked his 11th goal past the goalies outstretched left leg. Williams made it 2-0 at 5:25 of the second, batting a fluttering puck over Varlamovs left shoulder for his team-high 12th goal. NOTES: The in-house camera crew showed a fan holding up a handmade sign with a photo of Jones and the words: &quot;Glory to the newborn King.&quot; ... 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The UFC boss travels in a world of private jets, big bets, fast cars and the finest restaurants. Saturdays payday will likely help further pad the GSP retirement fund. St-Pierre, the organizations biggest pay-per-view draw, is likely to earn several times over the US$2 million that Zuffa paid to purchase an ailing UFC back in 2001. White has his favourites and villains in his roster of fighters past and present. Former light-heavyweight Chuck (The Iceman) Liddell is like family. Tito Ortiz, another former title-holder, was oil to Whites water. But his tribute to St-Pierre, in a lengthy scrum of reporters after the pre-fight news conference Thursday, was unparalleled. &quot;Hes an absolute professional,&quot; White said. &quot;No matter how dominant hes been over the last however many years, he still takes guys seriously, he still puts in the hard work. Hes a dedicated professional.&quot; White also said St-Pierre was easy to work with outside the cage. If the champion has an issue, he just picks up the phone and they hash it out. &quot;Theres no ego with Georges St-Pierre ... Nobody has been easier and more professional to work with than Georges St-Pierre.&quot; The champion has surrounded himself with good people, he added, &quot;There are no barnacles on that kids back. That kid is his own man. he does his own thing.&quot; And White seemed to marvel as the Canadian champions pursuit of excellence. &quot;The thing that makes this whole thing work, this whole machine is hunger and drive ... To still have that drive and that desire to win is what sets him apart from all the rest.&quot; White was one of the early booster of St-Pierre. &quot;In my opinion, Georges St-Pierre is the most talented fighter on the planet right now,&quot; the UFC president said in February 2006 before UFC 58. &quot;The Canadian people ought be all over him, man. The kid is good-looking, charismatic, an unbelievable fighter, one of the nicest human beings you could ever hope to meet. Im surprised he doesnt have major blue-chip sponsors here in Canada, because people are really starting to notice him in the U.S. &quot;It doesnt matter wheres he from,&quot; White added. &quot;Hes a star, hes a UFC star.&quot; White has also been critical. After St-Pierre was beaten in his first title defence, at UFC 69 in April 2007, the UFC boss questioned his mental strength, &quot;After watching that Matt Serra fight, I question Georges St. Pierres mental ability to fight.&quot; St-Pierre (24-2) has not lost since and has long put that criticism to rest. On Thursday, as Hendricks drove himself to distraction over pre-fight bickering concerning additional drug tests, St-Pierre smiled and politely answered all questionns on the topic. <a href="http://www.footballbrownsfanatics.com/authentic-paul-kruger-browns-jersey/" target="_blank">Paul Kruger Browns Jersey</a>. In response to Hendricks sly claim that the champion wasnt as big as he used to be, St-Pierre -- speaking in French -- turned the accusation into a testimonial for his fitness DVD RushFit. He looked every part a champion, in an elegant suit and tie. Hendricks wore a garish yellow/lime green T-shirt under a black baseball cap. White noted how St-Pierre looked on the televised preview show for UFC 167 -- his nose split and face bruised from training. &quot;Eyes so black that it actually looks like he has black eye-liner across his eye. Thats a guy whos busting his ass in the gym every day, Thats the guy whos doing everything it takes to win another title defence.&quot; These days St-Pierre is on a quest to keep adding his name to the UFC record book. He can make history by winning Saturday, becoming the first fighter to record 19 wins in the UFC. The Canadian champion is currently tied with UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes, whom he first beat for the title, at 18 victories. GSP is also tied with former middleweight champion Anderson Silva for most wins in UFC title bouts at 11. And if the Hendricks fight lasts 40 seconds or longer, St-Pierre will surpass B.J. Penns record of five hours three minutes and 51 seconds for career fight time in the UFC. St-Pierre already holds the mark for most championship rounds fought (47). He has already set UFC records for significant strikes landed (1,153), total strikes landed (2,39<img src="http://demos.addicted-to-web.com/avarcade/avforums/bbeditor/emoticons/cool.gif" valign="bottom" />, takedowns landed (84), and takedown accuracy rate (75 per cent), according to FightMetric. St-Pierre has controlled his opponent for two hours 35 minutes 57 seconds in the cage, using the top position on the ground to punish or finish opponents. Those records date back to UFC 28, the first event to use the unified rules of mixed martial arts. The total fight time record dates back to UFC 1. St-Pierre is also chasing other records. A win Saturday would be both GSPs ninth successful title defence and ninth straight title defence, one behind Silva in each category. It will be his 14th championship fight, one behind Randy Couture. For his part, St-Pierre says he will savour such records when he is older. There is still work to do. White believes GSP is after Silvas records. &quot;Georges isnt the kind of guy that talks about that stuff, but I believe if you look at the type of guy that he is and what hes accomplished, I think thats what hes doing.&quot; St-Pierre has already taken care of key business, avenging his only two losses. He defeated Hughes twice (at UFC 65 and UFC 79) after tapping out to an armbar at UFC 50 in October 2004. And after losing his first title defence to Serra at UFC 69, he won the crown back a year later at UFC 83. After losing his title to Serra, a sports psychologist suggested he threw a brick with Serras name on it into the chilly water off Montreals South Shore to symbolize getting the title loss -- and Serra -- off his back. So he did. He revamped his training staff and management and has never looked back. GSP, who underwent knee surgery in December 2011 after a training injury during wrestling, is currently riding an 11-fight win streak -- the longest current run in the UFC. 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