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LAS VEGAS, Nev. <a href="http://www.authenticmarinersgear.com/nelson-cruz-mariners-jersey/" target="_blank">Nelson Cruz Jersey</a> . - Urijah (The California Kid) Faber finds himself in an unaccustomed position Saturday night at UFC 175 — on the preliminary card. Faber, a former WEC champion who has challenged for a UFC championship belt three times, has never lost a non-title bout and was in the main event last time out at UFC 169. But the 35-year-old bantamweight from Sacramento, currently ranked second among 135-pound contenders, find himself topping the televised preliminaries before the pay-per-view portion of the show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Middleweight champion Chris Weidman meets former light-heavyweight title-holder Lyoto (The Dragon) Machida of Brazil in the main event while womens bantamweight champion (Rowdy) Ronda Rousey takes on Alexis Davis, a native of Port Colborne, Ont., who fights out of San Jose. Faber faces No. 12 Alex (Bruce Leroy) Caceres in a fight where a win means much more to the up-and-coming Caceres than the veteran Faber. Having an established star like Faber (30-7) lead into the pay-per-view is good for the UFC. Faber has no complaints, knowing the prelim finale will draw plenty of viewers on free TV. A canny businessman, Faber understands the value of keeping his brand in the spotlight. &quot;I feel great,&quot; said the five-foot-six fighter with a megawatt smile and dimple in his chin. &quot;Its kind of a strange thing. Ive gotten to the point now where Im one of the veterans of the sport. &quot;Ive had the same lifestyle since I was a little kid — basically do your homework, hang out with your buddies and play your sports. So Im living the same life. To be the crafty old veteran at this point is kind of funny. ... Im 35 now and feeling as fresh as a daisy, ready to rock and roll. Its good position to be in.&quot; The matchup was apparently triggered by a fan on social media. The 26-year-old Caceres took up the cause and Faber accepted the bout when the UFC offered it. &quot;Its smart to want to fight me,&quot; said Faber. &quot;I mean, the guy doesnt have anything to lose. Im one of the bigger names in the sport.&quot; But as UFC president Dana White often says, be careful of what you wish for. Faber is a 15-1 favourite to put Caceres in his place, in the eyes of some oddsmakers. Rather than titles, Faber talks about being the best fighter he can be these days. But he believes the two can come together, even if the championship belt currently belongs to teammate T.J. Dillashaw. &quot;I feel like I still havent had my best performance,&quot; Faber said. &quot;When I do, I feel like Ill be the champion.&quot; Caceres (10-5 with one no contest) has won four of his last five fights. It could have been five straight but his split decision win over Kyung Ho Kang in March was changed to a no contest after he tested positive for marijuana. That earned him a six-month suspension. Faber is coming off a second defeat at the hands of Brazils Renan Barao, who lost his bantamweight title to Dillashaw one fight later. &quot;I dont like to dwell on such,&quot; Faber said of his loss. &quot;As soon as that one was over, it was on to the next one, I cant really change the past, It was really unfortunate because I definitely had more fight in me. Im a guy thats known for being able to push through adversity. I didnt get a chance to show that. It could have been one of my greatest fights ... So its onto the next one. Ill make this next one my greatest fight.&quot; Barao knocked Faber out in the first round at UFC 169 in February what some — including White — thought was a premature stoppage. Faber was getting the worst of it on the ground, but gave referee Herb Dean a thumbs up to show he was still on top of things. Dean missed the gesture and stepped in to stop the fight. Barao, filling in for the injured Dominick Cruz, won a five-round decision over Faber at UFC 149 in Calgary in July 2012 to win the interim bantamweight title. Faber suffered a broken rib early in the fight. A former featherweight champion in the WEC, Faber was the longtime face of MMAs lighter weight classes. But he lost his 145-pound crown to Mike Brown in November 2008 and was beaten in a rematch seven months later. After dropping an April 2010 decision to champion Jose Aldo, who had dethroned Brown, Faber dropped down to 135 pounds. He has gone 7-3 since (6-3 in the UFC) with wins over Takeya Mizugaki, Eddie Wineland, Brian Bowles, Canadian Ivan Menjivar, Scott Jorgensen, Iuri Alcantara and Michael McDonald and title losses to Dominick Cruz and Barao. Faber, who made his pro debut in November 2003, may have slipped down the bantamweight mountain slightly but he remains active. Saturday marks his sixth fight in a little more than 16 months. &quot;Im pumped to be back,&quot; he said. Dillashaw winning the bantamweight title has changed the 135-pound landscape. Especially since the two train together as part of Team Alpha Male at Fabers gym. &quot;I couldnt be more excited about that,&quot; Faber said of the Dillashaw win. &quot;It was a big deal for our team and for myself, a guy that I helped bring up. &quot;People have asked about us fighting and I dont really want to do that.&quot; Faber talks of &quot;exciting fights,&quot; citing Cruz, Barao and Kid Yamamoto. &quot;Just keep winning and putting out my best performance.&quot; But he doesnt rule out a Dillashaw clash. &quot;If it comes to a point where we need to cross that bridge, its going to be a discussion that he and I are going to have to have with our bosses Dana and Lorenzo (UFC president Dana White and co-owner Lorenzo Feritta).&quot; Cruz, who has not fought since October 2011 and had to give up his title due to his knee injury layoff, will have problems getting his championship belt back, according to Faber. &quot;I dont think hell do very well against T.J.,&quot; said Faber. The California Kid speaks warmly about Caceres, citing his recent win streak and positive if somewhat quirky outlook on life. &quot;I kind of like the guy. But Im going to beat the crap out of him.&quot; Away from the cage, Faber has proved to be one of the more successful fighter-entrepreneurs. A graduate of the University of California, Davis, where he was a standout wrestler when not working on a degree in human development, is on his second clothing company (Torque), has written a book (&quot;The Laws of the Rings&quot<img src="http://demos.addicted-to-web.com/avarcade/avforums/bbeditor/emoticons/wink.gif" valign="bottom" /> and has had several other business ventures, usually drawing in family and friends to help. In addition to his Ultimate Fitness gym in Sacramento, Faber also has a private gym on the California coast. A new project, in conjunction with photographer Sam Hon, is Optical Panacea which combines the imagery of a background photo with a series of action shots in MMA and other sports. Faber is also involved in the MMA Draft combine, which serves as a showcase for amateur athletes who want to get into fighting. The many ribbons to his bow may explain why Faber has no plans to follow Randy (The Natural) Couture and fight into his 40s. &quot;I have no desire to do that,&quot; he said. &quot;But could I? Of course I could, if I put my mind to it. But I dont think thats the plan for me&quot; NOTES — Faber will have veteran fighter Martin (The Hitman) Kampmann in his corner as coach. Former coach Duane (Bang) Ludwig is taking advantage of his successful run at Team Alpha Male to open his own gym. Follow @NeilMDavidson on Twitter <a href="http://www.authenticmarinersgear.com/ichiro-suzuki-mariners-jersey/" target="_blank">Ichiro Suzuki Mariners Jersey</a> . 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The Montreal Canadiens eliminated them from the post-season in four games, but coach Jon Cooper said none of his players should hang their heads because the Lightning had a successful season. &quot;Its been a transition year for us in an unbelievably positive way,&quot; said Cooper, whos completing his first full season behind the bench. &quot;I dont want this series to be looked at as they were a failure,&quot; Cooper added. &quot;Those guys got swept in the first round, but they had a heck of a year.&quot; Stamkos missed 45 games because of a broken right leg but still amassed 25 goals and 40 points in 37 games to help Tampa Bay return to the playoffs for the first time since 2011. The 24-year-old captain has scored more goals than any NHL player since the start of the 2009-10 season. His absence from early November to just before a late-season trade sent Martin St. Louis to the New York Rangers created unexpected opportunities for several young players who helped the team stay afloat while Stamkos was out. Goaltender Ben Bishop set a franchise record with 37 victories before a left elbow injury sidelined him for the final week of the regular season and the playoffs. Rookie Ondrej Palate led the team with 59 points and another first-year player, Tyler Johnson, set a club record for rookies with 24 goals. In all, Tampa Bays rookies combined for 201 points, more than twice as many for first-year players from any other team. &quot;Its been well documented what this team has gone through this year,&quot; Cooper said, adding that few people gave the Lightning much of a shot at making the playoffs when the season began. Stamkos said its important young players learn from their post-season experience. 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That doesnt happen every night.&quot; Evan Longoria opened the 10th with an infield single off Duane Below (0-2), but was forced out at second on Zobrists grounder. After Matt Joyce struck out, Casey Kotchman was hit by a pitch and pinch-hitter Rodriguez walked to load the bases. Johnson then hit a grounder to third baseman Brandon Inge, who threw to second, where second baseman Ramon Santiago was late getting to the bag and Rodriguez slide in safely. &quot;It was fortunate ... Inge got rid of it real good, but Santiago didnt get there, I guess, early enough,&quot; Rodriguez said. &quot;The ball beat me there, but he didnt.&quot; Inge, a defensive replacement in the 10th, also briefly bobbled Zobrists grounder, which might have cost the Tigers a double play. &quot;Its not obvious I could have gotten him at third,&quot; Inge said. &quot;I was playing way back to give myself a better angle. He hit the ball to my left, so its very cut and dried ... 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Damon has hit into just three double plays in 479 at-bats this season. Damon gave the Rays a 2-1 lead on his 2,700th career hit, an RBI double off Max Scherzer in the fifth. The Tampa Bay designated hitter also doubled in the first and moved past Mark Grace (511) into 45th place all-time with 513 doubles. Avila pulled the Tigers even at 2 on his 16th homer this year during the seventh. He is 8 for 21, including four home runs, against Tampa Bay this season. Scherzer gave up two runs and four hits in five innings. The right-hander was pulled after throwing 97 pitches. Longoria tied it 1-1 with his 22nd homer of the season in the fourth. It was his 104th career homer, tying him for third place on Tampa Bays career list with Carl Crawford. Longoria has 61 RBIs over his last 64 games. Austin Jackson put the Tigers up 1-0 on a third-inning sacrifice fly. Davis struck out Miguel Cabrera with two runners on to the end the sixth. Cabrera flew out to deep centre leading off the ninth. 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Carmelo Anthony had 44 points and nine rebounds for the Knicks. He played strong defence on the Mavericks final possession, but was left standing in disbelief long after the buzzer after Nowitzkis shot appeared to hit the backboard first, then the front rim, then bounced up before dropping. &quot;It was like a needle in a balloon right there,&quot; Anthony said. &quot;It sucks all the air out of you. He hit a hell of a shot.&quot; Vince Carter made seven three-pointers and scored a season-high 23 points. Monta Ellis had 22 for Dallas (35-23), which has won nine of 11 and is a season-best 12 games over .500. Jose Calderon finished with 20 points for the Mavericks, who swept a three-game road trip and beat the Knicks for the 20th time in the last 25 meetings. Nowitzki had just 15 points after missing all five three-point attempts. &quot;Thats one thing about the greatest players. I played with (Larry) Bird for three years. 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The result leaves Arsenal in second place with 59 points, one behind Chelsea, and Sunderland in the relegation zone in 18th place with 24 points. &quot;We had a very demanding week physically and mentally and we gave the right response today,&quot; Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. Record signing Mesut Ozil, who missed a penalty in the 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday and had an argument with teammate Mathieu Flamini during the match, was sidelined with a thigh injury. Giroud, who had to apologize to his club and family after a British tabloid published photos of a model who allegedly visited his hotel room, made up for lost time against Sunderland. He scored in the fifth minute after nice buildup play between Rosicky and Jack Wilshere led to the goal, with the France forward slotting the ball past Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone. Giroud struck again in the 31st when he intercepted a sloppy back pass from Santiago Vergini intended for Mannone and rolled the ball underneath Arsenals former backup keeper. Giroud now has 12 league goals. &quot;I had no hesitation about his strength of character,&quot; Wenger said. &quot;Of course you want him to come back into the team and be successful, which he was today because he scored two goals.&quot; Rosicky scored in the 42nd with a chip after a string of one-time passes from his teammates, and Koscielny netted with a free header in the 57th. Sunderlands goal came in the 81st after Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny dealt with a free kick by punching the ball outside the area. It fell to Giaccherini and he unleashed a first-time shot to beat the Poland keeper. Despite losing to Bayern on Wednesday and dropping from the Premier League summit recently after months in first place, Arsenal fans were in high spirits before Saturdays match. 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CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Nobody on the current Villanova roster had even been born the last time the Wildcats stood alone atop the Big East. <a href="http://www.cheapjerseysauthenticusa.com/" target="_blank">Wholesale Jerseys Authentic</a> . The 32-year drought ended Thursday night when Darrun Hilliard scored 19 points and No. 6 Villanova clinched the outright Big East championship for the first time since the 1981-82 season by holding off undermanned Xavier 77-70. The Wildcats, playing before a hostile standing-room only crowd of 10,340 in their first visit to Cintas Center, overcame a determined Musketeers team in what Villanova coach Jay Wright described as a &quot;great, intense college basketball environment.&quot; &quot;Youre not going to win championships unless you win on the road,&quot; Wright said. &quot;We have great respect for this league. To win this league is a hell of an accomplishment.&quot; JayVaughn Pinkston added 15 points -- eight in the last 3:20 -- James Bell finished with 12 and Ryan Arcidiacono chipped in 11 as the Wildcats (27-3, 15-2 Big East) extended their school record for regular-season wins with their fifth straight and 11th in their last 12 games. They also clinched the top seed in the Big East tournament, which starts Wednesday at Madison Square Garden in New York. &quot;This is a big accomplishment,&quot; Bell said. &quot;Its a testament to how hard weve worked, but we cant stop there.&quot; The Wildcats went into the night with a 1 1-2 game lead over No. 13 Creighton in the Big East and two games remaining. The Bluejays have one game to play. Villanova, which last shared the title in a co-championship with Syracuse in 2005-06, wraps up its regular season Saturday at home against Georgetown. Justin Martin had 20 points for Xavier (20-11, 10-<img src="http://demos.addicted-to-web.com/avarcade/avforums/bbeditor/emoticons/cool.gif" valign="bottom" /> while Semaj Christon added 18 points and Isaiah Philmore finished with 15. The Musketeers ended the regular season with consecutive losses. Xavier struggled from 3-point range finishing 6 of 23, while Villanova was 9 for 23. The game was Xaviers first without 6-foot-10 junior centre Matt Stainbrook, who started each of the Musketeers previous 30 before straining the medial collateral ligament in his left knee in their 71-62 loss at Seton Hall on Monday. Stainbrook watched the game from the bench wearing a tan suit and bow tie. &quot;Us not having Matt was tough, but I think we learned more about each other,&quot; Philmore said. &quot;It didnt turn out the way we wanted it to, obviously, but we stuck together. It just wasnt enough. 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