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Date: Feb 14, 2018
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TORONTO -- Zach Collaros was so dialed in during his first professional start that even his coach was a step behind. Nike Air Max Womens 2018 On Sale . With the calm demeanour of a seasoned veteran, the second-year quarterback threw three touchdown passes Tuesday as the Toronto Argonauts dismantled the B.C. Lions 38-12. "I gave him a couple pointers throughout the game and he told me, Coach Im way ahead of you," Argonauts head coach Scott Milanovich said with a chuckle. "Thats just the way he was tonight." Starting in place of the injured Ricky Ray, the 24-year-old University of Cincinnati product showed tremendous poise under pressure against the CFLs No. 1-ranked defence. But despite his impressive debut, Collaros was quick to share the glory. "I thought we played a great game. I thought in the second half, our offensive line really took their will away," Collaros said after finishing 21 of 25 for 253 yards. "Beating a great team like the B.C. Lions is awesome and hopefully we can build on this." Collaros spread the ball to eight different receivers on the night, including end-zone strikes to Jason Barnes, Alexander Robinson and John Chiles. He also rushed eight times for 28 yards and gave the Lions defence fits with his ability to avoid the rush. "The moment wasnt too big for him," Milanovich said. With the victory, Toronto (3-2) snapped a six-game losing streak against B.C. (3-2) in front of a crowd of 20,064 at Rogers Centre. Collaros wasnt the only player making his first start for the Argonauts. Rookie running back Curtis Steele, in the lineup for the injured Chad Kackert, rushed 12 times for 74 yards and two late TDs. "Our mentality is we really dont worry about whos not in," Milanovich said. "We know weve got good enough players on this roster. "I dont care whos in there. I expect to be able to win." On the other side of the ball, the Argonauts bend-but-not break defence stymied the Lions and quarterback Travis Lulay, who were toothless in the red zone. Lulay was 20-of-30 passing for 226 yards with an interception, running back Andrew Harris rushed 16 times for 107 yards and receiver Nick Moore caught six passes for 116 yards. Paul McCallum kicked four field goals to move into fourth all-time on the CFL scoring list. The Lions mustered 378 yards of offence but couldnt punch the ball over the goal-line on a night that included four drives in the red zone. "We were in it up to the fourth quarter but then we didnt take advantage of the opportunities that we had -- just didnt make the plays," Lulay said. "They made the plays when it came to that critical point." Toronto led 14-6 at halftime on two Collaros touchdown passes and never looked back on a rare Tuesday night game that concluded an awkward Week 5 on the CFL schedule. After the Argonauts held the Lions to a field goal on their first possession after the break, Collaros threw his third TD, a 23-yard strike to Chiles, to make the score 21-6. The Lions offence responded with a 10-play, 86-yard drive that was helped by a 40-yard pass completion from Lulay to Moore, but Torontos defence again held firm and forced a 10-yard McCallum field goal that cut the lead to 21-12. The Argonauts defence was anchored in the middle by defensive tackle Khalif Mitchell, who was traded by B.C. to Toronto in the off-season. "When those special times came up we knew we had to step up and execute," Mitchell said. "Had to make sure that everyone on the field did their job." A 24-yard-field goal from Noel Prefontaine stretched Torontos edge to 24-12 before Shane Horton recovered a Harris fumble inside the Argonauts 25-yard line with the Lions driving. Lulay then fumbled deep in B.C. territory and Steele went up and over for his first CFL touchdown with 2:24 left to play. He added another TD run with under a minute to play from 11 yards out after the Lions failed to convert on a third down. Toronto was without Ray and Kackert, who are both nursing knee injuries. The Argonauts have a bye next week and hope to have Ray back for their next game, a home date with the Montreal Alouettes on Aug. 8. Kackert, meanwhile, is expected to be out 4-6 weeks. Trailing 3-0 late in the first quarter, Toronto linebacker Marcus Ball intercepted a Lulay pass to set up the Argonauts first TD, a 22-yard pass from Collaros to Barnes that came just over two minutes into the second. The Lions had a good looking drive going on their next possession but had to settle for a McCallums second field goal of the night, a 17-yard effort. The Argonauts got the ball to midfield on the ensuing kickoff after executing a sneaky reverse and Collaros capitalized again by engineering a scoring drive that culminated in one-yard touchdown pass to Robinson at 10:48 to take a 14-6 lead into halftime. Notes: The Argonauts sit first in the East Division, while the Lions are third in the West. ... B.C. won the only other meeting of the two teams this season, 24-14 on July 4 in Vancouver. ... Collaros fumbled on his first possession to set up the Lions opening field goal from McCallum. ... Robinson and Chiles also scored their first CFL touchdowns for Toronto. ... The Lions next game is Monday at home against Winnipeg. ... Lions guard Kirby Fabien was carted off the field with a leg injury in the first quarter. ... Torontos last victory over B.C. before Tuesday came July 23, 2010, a 24-20 victory at Rogers Centre. ... McCallum moved passed Troy Westwood on the CFLs all-time scoring list with his first of two field goals in the third quarter. ... Collaros is the first Argonauts quarterback to win his first CFL start since Marcus Brady, who lead Toronto to a 24-14 victory over Winnipeg on July 15, 2003. Nike Air Max Womens 2018 Grey . The lawyers filed a 33-page amended complaint Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, expanding on the suit originally filed Oct. 3 in New York Supreme Court. Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz last week refused to compel Selig to testify in the grievance, and Rodriguez then walked out of the hearing without testifying. Nike Air Max Womens 2018 Green.ca!  Hi Kerry, Its another day and here we are looking at another dubious hit to the head. In this case Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky elbowed Saku Koivu in the head about a second after he dished off the puck to a teammate, knocking him unconscious. http://www.nikeairmaxwomens2018.com/ . The team said Saturday that Lopez was hurt during its 121-120 overtime loss at Philadelphia on Friday. The Nets said they would issue another update next week after consultation with their doctors.DENVER -- Josh Kroenke will now be keeping just as close a watch on power plays as power forwards. Already in charge of the Denver Nuggets, Kroenke was announced Friday as the new president of the Colorado Avalanche. He will take over for Pierre Lacroix, whos stepping down after 18 seasons and two Stanley Cup titles. Lacroix will stay with the team as an adviser. Former team captain Joe Sakic also received a promotion as the Avs overhauled their front office. Hes now the executive vice-president of hockey operations and will have a big say on just about everything, including the next coach after Joe Sacco was fired last month. Greg Sherman will remain the teams general manager as the Avalanche try to get back on track after finishing last in the Western Conference and missing the playoffs for a third straight season. "I like challenges. Ive never been one to back down from a challenge in my entire life," Kroenke said. "I dont sleep a lot, because Im constantly thinking about teams. Im always paying attention and watching. Im looking forward to taking these things to new heights." By many, Kroenke is viewed as primarily a basketball guy, especially since he played at Missouri. The Nuggets won a franchise-record 57 games this season before bowing out to the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs. In the meantime, the Avalanche languished in Kroenkes three seasons as the teams governor. Hes constantly heard the criticism that neglect is the reason for the Avalanches recent slide. He just shakes his head. "I dont like losing. Im a very competitive person," said Kroenke, whose father, Stan, owns the Nuggets, Avalanche, St. Louis Rams and a majority of the English football club Arsenal. "The hard part about team building is staying patient. If we can continue to add and draft well, we will be in a good position in a few years." If Sakic didnt believe that, he wouldnt have signed on. Kroenke had to sell Sakic on taking a larger role with the team after spending the last two seasons serving as the teams executive adviser/alternate governor, with somewhat undefined responsibilities. "Were not that far away," Sakic insisted. "But we still have to add pieces for sure." Priority No. 1 is finding a coach. Sakic said he wants a leader with a nurturing nature. After all, the Avs have a young nucleus in place with Matt Duchene, Ryan OReilly and captain Gabriel Landeskog all under 23. "We need that winning attitude down in the dressing room," Sakic said. Over his career with the organization, Lacroix supervised the relocation of the team from Quebec to Denver and was the architect behind the championship teams in 1996 and 2001. He assembled a talent-rich lineup led by Sakic that captured nine straight division titles a decade ago. Lately, Colorado has fallen on some lean seasons. "There are cycles to every team," Kroenke said. &quuot;There are teams playing very well in the playoffs right now that were not in a position far off from where we are several years ago. Nike Air Max Womens 2018 Yellow. " By promoting Sakic, the Avs are borrowing a page from the Denver Broncos, who brought in Hall of Famer John Elway to take over as executive vice-president and help revive the team. Elway has flourished in his front office role, just like he once did on the field. Its a model that Kroenke has carefully monitored. "Having somebody that has the experience both as a player and as an executive, such as John or Joe, is very valuable to an organization," Kroenke said. "John has only proved that the last few years with the Broncos." Sakic was the face of the franchise since the day the team arrived in the Mile High City before the 1995-96 season. He wore the captains "C" for 17 seasons and guided the Avalanche to championship titles in 1996 and 2001. He also won league MVP honours in 2001 and was a 13-time All-Star. For all of that, the team retired No. 19 in his honour and a commemorative banner hangs from the Pepsi Center rafters. "Theres pressure coming with this title," Sakic said. "Im ready for it." Things got so bad for the Avalanche toward the end of this season that veteran goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere questioned the teams heart, enraged that some of the players were more concerned with post-season vacation plans in Las Vegas than their play on the ice. That ignited them, too, as the Avs went 3-2-2 down the stretch against teams that had already clinched or were looking to sew up playoff berths. Soon after the season, Sacco was fired and Lacroixs son, Eric, left his position of vice-president of hockey relations. Colorado owns the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft, with defenceman Seth Jones largely considered the top prospect. Jones was drawn to the game in part because of Sakics influence when Jones father, Popeye, once suited up for the Nuggets. "(Popeye) was a little upset his son wanted to play hockey and didnt want to play basketball," Sakic said, smiling. "I think it paid off." Asked if hockey will now be on the same footing as hoops given his new role, Kroenke said: "Were committed to all of our teams equally. "Assuming the presidency title of the Avalanche answers that question very clearly," he continued. "As far as any kind of perceptions out there -- Greg and Joe can both tell you behind the scenes how passionate I am, how much sleep I lose." Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri can vouch for that as well. Ujiri, who was named the NBAs executive of the year on Thursday, frequently receives texts from Kroenke at all hours of the night. "Hes an absolute gem," said Ujiri, who showed up at the news conference to support Kroenke. "You can see what hes done with the Nuggets and I bet you its going to be the same way for the Avalanche." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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