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Regina, SK - Trying to avoid their first four-game losing streak of the 2014 season, the Saskatchewan Roughriders settle in at Mosaic Stadium on Sunday afternoon versus visiting Edmonton. Kerry Joseph, who came out of retirement earlier this month, will get the start at quarterback for the struggling Roughriders. The 41-year-old won a Grey Cup with Saskatchewan back in the 2007 season. You can watch the action live starting at 4pm et/1pm pt on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4 and TSN5. Winners of seven straight and eight of the first 10 games on the schedule, the Riders appeared to be well on their way to challenging for the West Division title with the Calgary Stampeders. However, in recent weeks the charge by Saskatchewan has lost steam and now the squad finds itself sitting in third place in the standings behind both the Stamps and these same Eskimos. Like Edmonton, the Riders have already secured a spot in the postseason, but there is still opportunity to cause a shift or two in the final pecking order. Unfortunately, Saskatchewan has picked the wrong time to hit the skids, losing three in a row and four of the last five after being pummeled by a resurgent Montreal squad on Thanksgiving Day, 40-9. The Riders actually scored the first points of the day on Monday on an 11-yard TD pass from Tino Sunseri to Anthony Allen, but after that the offense was never heard from again. In fact, the only other points came courtesy of Montreal punter Sean Whyte who conceded in the end zone in the fourth quarter. Sunseri finished the lackluster effort 7-of-12 for 72 yards, was intercepted once and sacked three times. Also seeing time under center for the visitors was Seth Doege who connected on half of his six attempts for another 37 yards, but he too suffered a pick and was sacked twice. Allen did manage to run for a game-high 105 yards on 21 carries, but that was only due to the fact that the so-called passing attack for the Roughriders was nowhere to be found. As for the Eskimos, they too played on Monday and were involved in a lopsided decision, but in their case it was a very favorable blowout as they crushed visiting Winnipeg, 41-9. Edmonton found itself ahead 40-0 before it was ever really challenged by the Blue Bombers, an opponent that had to settle for three field goals in the second half. Mike Reilly was the star of the game for the hosts as he connected on 19-of-31 passing for 197 yards and added another 26 yards and two majors on the ground. Backup quarterback Pat White ran the ball four times and finished with a score of his own. Although he was kept out of the end zone, receiver Adarius Bowman continued his assault on opposing defenses as he caught 10 balls for a game-high 94 yards. Despite the fact that he has just six TDs, placing him in a tie for second in the league in that department, Bowman has simply been abusing defenders with his 101 catches for 1,241 yards. Bowman now has at least 40 more catches than anyone else in the league, and his yardage total distances him by more than 350 yards from his closest competition. While Bowman leads the way in his particular category, the same can be said for Allen coming out of the backfield for the Roughriders. One of only six players with at least 100 carries to this point, Allen checks in with 849 yards and five TDs on 156 attempts, but Calgarys Jon Cornish continues to close the gap. With respect to the all-time, regular-season series between the clubs, Edmonton owns a 116-90-2 edge over the Riders, dating back as far as 1938. Just a few weeks ago, the Eskimos completely stumped Saskatchewan in a 24-0 final, giving Edmonton a fourth win in seven tries in the series. Saskatchewan sent both Seth Doege and Sunseri into the huddle to try and get something started for the visitors, but it simply was not meant to be as the duo combined to hit just 11-of-23 passes for 114 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Under constant pressure, Sunseri was sacked four times and Doege twice. The Riders were limited to a mere 205 yards of offense on 60 snaps. Edmonton went with Reilly at quarterback in that game, the signal caller converting 14-of-25 passes for 124 yards and a score. Clearly the star of the game for the Esks was running back John White who ran for a staggering 192 yards and a major on just 17 attempts, not to mention adding a touchdown reception as well. These two teams will be back in action against each other in the final game of the regular season on Nov. 8 right back here in Regina. Didi Gregorius Jersey . Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris, city natives, handled the catering for teammates that begged them for the tasty postgame feast. Lou Gehrig Jersey . Showing more spark after not taking enough challenging shots on goal in their 1-0 loss Friday night, the Bruins had 18 shots in the first period after managing just 25 in the entire opener. Luke Glendening cut Bostons lead to 2-1 at 13:20 of the second period before Milan Lucic scored late in the second and Zdeno Chara added a power-play goal early in the third. ... -Jersey/.C. -- Marcus Paige and his North Carolina teammates have endured so many wild swings -- big wins, surprising losses, NCAA drama -- that no one can blame their Hall of Fame coach for wondering whats next. Randy Johnson Jersey . It was the first game back in Columbus for Rangers star Rick Nash, the Blue Jackets franchise leader in goals, assists and games. He was given a standing ovation during a video tribute in the first period, but was booed loud and long after a second-period, two-handed shove up high on Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. Todd Frazier Jersey . - Hitting was supposed to be the Pittsburgh Pirates weakness coming into the season yet they lead the major leagues in home runs through the first 16 games of the season.CINCINNATI – The late, great Earl Weaver once was asked about momentum and whether it existed in baseball. “Momentum is only as good as the next days starter,” the long-time Baltimore Orioles manager famously quipped. Blue Jays skipper John Gibbons was smacked in the face with that truth on Saturday. Less than 24 hours after his club staged the second biggest comeback in franchise history, winning 14-9 on Friday night in a game it had trailed 8-0, J.A. Happ (6-4) imploded on the mound and the Reds won a laugher 11-1. “He didnt have it today,” said Gibbons. “We really never had a chance. You know, just kind of sucked the wind out of us right away but, hey, we move on. Show up tomorrow.” Happ got the first two outs of the first inning. Reasonably quickly, too, as Billy Hamilton grounded out and Todd Frazier lined out. Then, inexplicably, Happ fell apart. He walked Joey Votto. He walked Brandon Phillips. He walked Jay Bruce to load the bases. Ryan Ludwick smacked a two-run single to centerfield, scoring Votto and Phillips. Happ walked Devin Mesoraco. Finally, Ramon Santiago grounded out to end Happs 37-pitch first inning. Whatever the events of Friday night had done to ease the burden of an ugly sweep in New York, Happ had put his team in another hole and this time the offence couldnt climb its way out. “I was trying to be too fine, maybe, or what Im not sure,” said Happ. “I let three guys go and then the base hit, kind of a tough way to start. I tried to be aggressive after that, but we didnt have a ton for them today and that started with me.” Jay Bruce hit a solo home run in the third, the Reds scored four more times on three singles and two doubles in the fourth and Happs day was done. So was the Blue Jays afternoon; they could muster only a Colby Rasmus solo home run in the seventh off of Reds starter Mike Leake (5-6). REYES LEAVES WITH KNEE BRUISE Jose Reyes wont start on Sunday after fouling a ball off his left knee in the fifth inning of Saturdays loss to the Reds. He didnt take his shortstop position after finishing his at-bat, replaced by Steve Tolleson. He doesnt think its serious. “I hit it pretty good there, but its not a big deal,” said Reyes. Reyes confirmed hed already been approached by manager John Gibbons, who informed him that he wouldnt be in Sundays starting lineup. Reyes is hitless in his last 12 at-bats and Gibbons suggested a breather could do his shortstop good. RASMUS ON A ROLL Colby Rasmus is off to a nice start since coming off the disabled list in time for Wednesdays game at Yankee Stadium. In four games, hes 6-for-14 with a home run and two doubles. He drew a walk, a crucial one at that, leading off the ninth inning of Friday nights improbable come-from-behind, 14-9 victory over the Reds. He scored the winning run on an Erik Kratz double. Rasmus missed 33 games with a strained right hamstring. He didnt waste time while he was hurt. He went to work in the gym and he credits his easy transition into the lineup to increased strength. “Going on the DL, Im able to put a little weight on and get stronger and lift (weights) and do a lot more things that Im not able to do when Im playing because, when Im playing, its hard to get those good lifts in where you can be sore the next day,” said Rasmus. “You dont want to mess yourself up. I was able to get stronger and that helps.” The Blue Jays went 23-10 in Rasmus absence, for most of the stretch maximizing the potentiall of the Anthony Gose-Kevin Pillar centrefield platoon.dddddddddddd What Gose gave the Blue Jays with speed on the bases and defensively in centre, he couldnt make up for the power threat of Rasmuss bat. As the club began to struggle and the power numbers regressed to normalcy, it became clear how much Rasmus was missed. Hes back and hes resumed the same approach he brought into spring training. “Im not letting any pressures make me feel pressure,” said Rasmus. “In the past, when I was younger, people tried to always light a fire under me because Im kind of chilled and just kind of laid back, quiet and they always tried to make me get real amped up and it didnt help me none because I drove myself crazy wanting to do good. Id get myself so amped up and then not do good and the let down can break you down over time. I try to stay away from that, put me some country music on and stay relaxed, slowed down and then the game will speed me up.” On that crucial walk Rasmus drew against Reds flamethrower Aroldis Chapman on Friday night, he went up to the plate looking to greet one of Chapmans famous heaters, which consistently top 100 miles per hour. “Im looking for cheddar cheese balls,” said Rasmus, referencing one of his many nicknames for the fastball. “I mean, it is what it is, you cant worry about his offspeed stuff even though hes got a good slider, a good change-up.” NAVARRO JUBILANT AS MESSI SCORES Dioner Navarro is a fan of Argentine soccer great Lionel Messi. That, in fact, may be an understatement. Navarro wears a Messi jersey underneath his batting practice jersey everyday. Hes got the schedule laid out, too. When Messi is playing for his club team, FC Barcelona, Navarro sports the striped, red and blue home jersey. Currently, with Messi captaining Argentina in the World Cup, hes wearing Messis Argentine attire. When Messi scored in extra time to lead Argentina over Iran, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon, Navarro sprung up from a clubhouse couch and did a lap of the room, high-fiving teammates along the way. For Navarro, the game was too close for comfort. “I just got a few more greys on my head,” said Navarro. “What a goal.” Navarro admits his infatuation with Messi is strange, especially because its uncommon for one professional athlete to fawn over another. The admiration began about a decade ago. “Back home, Venezuela, we grew up and we didnt have much money,” said Navarro. “We had only the local (television) channels and my parents were trying to get us as far away from whatever they were showing us on TV, violence and all that stuff back home. We used to get the games from Spain and I kind of grew up watching the games from Barcelona and, when Messi stepped in, he was 17 years old the first time. Every year he keeps growing. He keeps doing unbelievable things.” Argentinas win was as much a relief to Navarro as it was a thrill. Hed been getting grief from his teammates. “They were all over me, oh my gosh,” said Navarro. “The last thing I wanted was it to be tight because I knew everybody was going to be talking smack to me. Messi came through.” ROSTER MOVE The Blue Jays optioned right-handed pitcher Liam Hendriks to Triple-A Buffalo before Saturdays game. Left-handed reliever Rob Rasmussen was recalled from the Bisons, which marks his second stint with the Blue Jays this season. Rasmussen made four appearances from May 20-29. He pitched two innings, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out two. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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