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23.05.2018 16:00
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VANCOUVER -- Its only the second week of the CFL season but already there is a sense of urgency among the B.C. Lions. The B.C. offence sputtered and the defence showed little sinew in losing last weeks season-opening game 44-32 to the Calgary Stampeders. Its a performance the Lions dont want to repeat when they host the defending Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts Thursday night at B.C. Place Stadium. You can watch the game on TSN and TSN Mobile TV and listen on TSN Radio 1050 beginning at 10pm et/7pm pt. "We dont want to be the team we were last week," quarterback Travis Lulay said Wednesday after the Lions held a light workout. "You want to get better quick." Hard-hitting linebacker Adam Bighill said the Lions have something to prove. "We have a sense of urgency," said Bighill. "We want to come out here and prove we are a lot better than we showed. "I think its great we faced adversity Week One because it sets us on the right path for the rest of the season. Its better now than to be doubting yourself in Week 15." Toronto opened the season with a nail-biting 39-34 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Argonauts have not won in Vancouver since 2002. When Argos coach Scott Milanovich looks at the Lions he sees a reflection of his own squad. "I look at them in a similar way I look at our team," said the 2012 coach of the year. "They have a great quarterback, they have a running back that can hit the home run, they are well coached. "They are just a good football team. I know they will be ready to play." The game also marks the return of Khalif Mitchell to Vancouver. The volatile defensive lineman spent three seasons with the Lions before being traded to the Argos over the winter. On the field the six-foot-five, 315-pound Mitchell is a dominating player who sometimes pushes the envelope with his physical play. Last season he was suspended for two games for hyper-extending the arm of Edmonton offensive lineman Simeon Rottier. Later he was fined and suspended again for making throat-slashing gestures. Off the field Mitchell can be eccentric in his views and unpredictable with his comments. He was suspended by the Lions for sending racially insensitive tweets. Mitchell initially was unhappy with being traded but has come to terms with the move. "Im at peace with myself," he told a group of reporters. "Coming out here, being able to play B.C., coming back regardless of all the stuff that may have happened before and the trade -- the tweet, the arm, all those things all combined -- just coming back and being able to settle down and have a clear conscious and be able to play. "There are no grudges, no hard feelings. I dont have any negative emotions. Ive just 100 per cent bought into whats going on with our team in Toronto and making sure we become the best team we can be." Mitchell will put extra pressure on a Lions offensive line that remains a work in progress. An injury to veteran Angus Reid has resulted in second-year player Matt Norman being moved to centre, a position he didnt play during his four years as an offensive lineman at the University of Western Ontario. At right guard is 22-year-old rookie Kirby Fabien, a first-round draft pick in 2012. Left guard Patrick Kabongo faced Mitchell in practise last season and knows what to expect come game time. "Khalif is a good player, hes a dominant player," said Kabongo. "We are going to block him the best we can." Head coach Mike Benevides said the Lions have not made any special preparations to deal with Mitchell. "He is one of those things from a preparation point of view, our offence has got to be alert of where hes at and the kind of things they do from a defensive perspective," said the second-year head coach. "We have to be prepared that way but I havent made mention of it. They know him well and hes a friend of many. We know what kind of person he is. Its not something to really think or talk about much. Im sure he will be excited to see us and we will be excited to see him." One of the keys to a Lions victory will be getting more use from running back Andrew Harris, who had just five carries for 20 yards last week. "We need to establish a little better running game and first-down production," said Lulay. "Too many times (against Calgary) we were in second-and-13, second-and-15. "Thats tough when you play a good defence. Its tough to sustain drives." Canadian wide receiver Shawn Gore, who was limping at practice this week, will play. Veteran kicker Paul McCallum, who missed last weeks game with a groin injury, will be a game-time decision. If McCallum cant play Hugh ONeill will handle both the punting and placekicking. B.C. defensive tackle Keron Williams said a win over Toronto will help erase last weeks frustration. "In our eyes its definitely a must-win," said Williams. "Last week our mind set was nowhere near where it needed to be. "We have a sense of urgency. We have pride. We know whats at stake." The Lions started the 2011 season losing their first five games and were 1-6 but the team regrouped and went on to win the Grey Cup. Veteran offensive tackle Ben Archibald wants to detour around that rough road. "As teammates we said we dont want to do that again," said Archibald. "We ended up where we wanted to be, but it wasnt worth it. "That was an awful six weeks of our lives. It was nasty. We dont want to get to that point when theres no need to. We feel like this is a game we want to win. We want to prove to the country who we are. Last week wasnt a true indication of that." Nike Air Max Mens Sale . The deal is pending a physical, assistant general manager Bobby Evans said. Traded from Seattle to Baltimore on Aug. 30, Morse also can play first base and right field to give manager Bruce Bochy some flexibility in writing his lineup. 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EUGENE, Ore. -- Dakota Prukop sees plenty to fix after his debut for No. 24 Oregon.Prukop threw for 271 yards and three touchdowns as the Ducks overcame a both a rocky start and a determined UC Davis team for a 53-28 season-opening victory on Saturday.Our tempo wasnt where it needed to be and thats mainly due to me, he said. Thats one of our biggest weapons and as soon as we start using tempo I think the offense will click even more.Royce Freeman rushed for 87 yards and two scores for the Ducks, who have won five straight season openers. Darren Carrington caught seven passes for 117 yards and a touchdown.Prukop, a graduate transfer from Montana State, completed 21 of 30 passes for the Ducks, while also scoring on a 1-yard keeper. He follows in the footsteps of Vernon Adams, a graduate transfer out of Eastern Washington who started for the Ducks last season but was dogged by injuries.Its a dream come true, you know? Prukop said about his first game with the Ducks. Its like you go from driving a car that no one really talks about to driving a Ferrari.Ben Scott completed 27 of 47 passes for 303 yards and ran for a 9-yard touchdown for UC Davis. Manusamoa Luuga rushed for 96 yards and three scores.UC Davis coach Ron Gould had faced Prukop before. Two years ago while he was a sophomore for the Bobcats, Prukop completed 17 of 22 passes for 361 yards and four touchdowns against the Aggies while rushing for 148 yards and two more scores. Montana State defeated UC Davis 77-37.You know, hes a special young man. I told him after the game that I got a lot of respect and admiration for him, Gould said. Hes a lot bigger than he was. Hes just as fast, just as athletic and hes starting to come into his own.The Ducks got off to a slow start, allowing Scotts rushing touchdown on the first series of the game and then punting on their first two possessions. But they pulled it together by the end of the first quarter with Freemans 6-yard scoring run.The turning point for the Ducks came with about 10 minutes left in the first half, when Jalen Jelks intercepted Scott and four plays later the Ducks scored on Prukops 10-yard pass to Johnny Mundt. A second successful 2-point conversion put the Ducks ahead 19-7.Oregon also introduced its revamped defense under new defensive coordinator Brady Hoke, and a star emerged in freshman Troy Dye, who had 11 tackles, including seven solo, a sack and a blocked field goal.While Oregons lead was never really threatened, the Aggies hung tough until the end.They embraced the moment, they knew it was going to be a challenge and they went out and put their hearts out there, Gould said.Saturday marked the end of Oregons 110-game sellout streak.dddddddddddd The announced attendance was 53,817, while capacity is listed at 54,000.THE TAKEAWAYUC DAVIS: After keeping their choice under wraps all week, the Aggies started senior Scott at quarterback over sophomore C.J. Spencer. Scott started the first eight games last season before he was hampered by injury and threw for 1,595 yards and 11 touchdowns.OREGON: Charles Nelson stood out on special teams, but he made a couple of first-game mistakes, too. Nelson finished with 288 all-purpose yards, including a 48-yard punt return and a 62-yard kickoff return. He also was the rusher for a pair of successful 2-point conversions in the first half.Nelson, has moved back to offense after switching to safety for a time last season, went into the game needing 591 kick return yards to match all-time leader DeAnthony Thomas.But he was by no means perfect. He struggled at the start, fumbling on his opening punt return. He also fumbled on a kickoff return at the end of the third quarter.I had the first-game jitters. I just took my eye off the ball for a second and fumbled it, he said. Second time, I just tried to make extra yards. I should have run out of bounds. I had the ball in the wrong hand, and the other guy made a great play. Ill be looking to correct that next week.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe victory against lower-tier UC Davis isnt by itself enough to mean movement for the Ducks in the Top 25, but upset losses elsewhere among ranked teams -- including No. 16 UCLAs loss to Texas A&M -- could push the Ducks up a bit.UP NEXTUC DAVIS: The Aggies get another Oregon team next weekend, this time Southern Oregon. It will be the ninth meeting between the two teams, but the first since 1953, with UC Davis holding a 6-1-1 series lead. Southern Oregon was the NAIA champion in 2014 and last year it was runner-up, finishing 11-3.OREGON: The Ducks face Virginia in a night game at Autzen next Saturday. Oregons only other meeting with the Cavaliers came in 2013, when sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota led the Ducks to a 59-10 victory.Virginia lost to Richmond 37-20 earlier Saturday.LAST WORDFrom an effort standpoint I thought we were solid. There were just a thousand other things we can clean up. That happens a bunch in a first game, whether youre a veteran or not -- just the head-slapping, `I cant believe I did that moments. ... You just own it and move forward. -- Oregon coach Mark Helfrich.---Follow Anne M. Peterson on Twitter: (at)anniempeterson Wholesale NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys 2019 NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '

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