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Vancouver, BC ( - The British Columbia Lions formally introduced Jeff Tedford as head coach on Friday. Tedford takes over for Mike Benevides, who was let go on Nov. 20 despite compiling a 33-21 record over the last three seasons. Jeff has competed on footballs biggest stages and achieved great success, said Lions VP of football operations and general manager Wally Buono. It speaks volumes about our organization and our league that a coach of Jeffs stature and appeal has chosen the Lions as his next great challenge. The 53-year-old Tedford last prowled the sidelines for the University of California, compiling a 50-45 record over 11 seasons from 2002-12. He led the Golden Bears to eight bowl berths and five bowl wins in that span. A Fresno State product who played in the CFL from 1983-1988 as a quarterback with Hamilton, Calgary, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg, Tedford is reunited with Buono whom he worked with and under in Calgary as an offensive assistant from 1989 to 1991. Weve always loved Vancouver, my wife and I. This is a quality of life that is important to us. My wife is Canadian, my kids were born here, Tedford said. Joining the Lions today is the beginning of a new chapter and I look forward to the challenge of bringing a championship to BC. Air Max Plus Outlet Ireland .Bacca took advantage of Cristian Alvarezs hesitation to head a lobbed pass over the goalkeeper and then used his feet to roll the ball into an empty net in the eighth minute. The Colombia strikers 10th goal pulled him level with Lionel Messi as the leagues third-leading scorers, far behind Cristiano Ronaldos runaway tally of 23 goals. Wholesale Air Max Plus . Everton Preview West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has been around the game long enough to not get too high when things are going well and not get too low when they arent. Jose Bautista homered for the fifth straight game in the sixth inning, following a two-out solo homer by Melky Cabrera. Edwin Encarnacion led off the seventh with a homer to tie the game 3-3 and, with two out in the seventh, Munenori Kawasaki came through with the two-out single to score pinch-runner Steve Tolleson with what proved to be the winning run. Cheap Air Max Plus Ireland . Unfortunately for Toronto, that surge was too much to handle as the Stars scored six straight goals and ended the Marlies season with a 6-2 victory on Tuesday. Toronto had built a 2-0 lead on goals by Frazer McLaren and Peter Holland, but Texas charged back with a wild rally late in the second period to spark its trip to the Calder Cup final. Air Max Plus Ireland Sale . After overcoming a three-goal deficit the Senators forced the game to overtime only to watch it slip away as Seth Jones scored the winner 3:49 into the extra period as the Nashville Predators defeated the Senators 4-3 Monday night.PITTSBURGH, Pa. - LeGarrette Blounts early exit Monday night cost the volatile running back his job. The Pittsburgh Steelers cut Blount on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after he jogged off LP Field with the clock still running in a 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Coach Mike Tomlin called the decision to part ways with Blount in the best interest of the organization while bringing a swift end to the latest chapter in Blounts increasingly nomadic career. The Steelers signed Blount to a two-year deal, $3.85-million deal in March to provide the running game with some needed heft. He ran for 266 yards and two scores but saw his playing time diminish in recent weeks. Blount took the field for just one play on Monday night while good friend LeVeon Bell rushed for a career-high 204 yards and a touchdown. Blount and Bell celebrated Bells 5-yard dive early in the fourth quarter that pulled Pittsburgh within a touchdown, posing for a faux selfie on the sideline after the play was upheld on review. Yet when quarterback Ben Roethlisberger lined up for the final snap, Blount headed for the tunnel. He was already dressed when his teammates entered the locker room and sat on the bus while the rest of the Steelers (7-4) soaked in their fourth win in five games. I know him, I know hes not a selfish guy, hes a team guy, said safety Mike Mitchell, who tried to coax Blount off the bus. But its more so knowing his feelings were hurt. I just tried to get him to not do that but hes a grown man. One who quickly lost the support of the guys he lined up with every week. If you dont want to be here, dont be here, centre Maurkice Pouncey said. At the end of the day youve got your decision to make as a man and he made it. Pittsburgh announced the move shortly after 1 p.m. and a half-hour later the nameplate over Blounts locker was already gone, though several personal items remained. While Pouncey called Blount a good teammate he wasnt exactly broken up about Blounts abrupt departure. Weve got our star running back, Pouncey said. Thats probably a good thing for our team that happened. At the end of the day if there was someone that was a cancer who ended up leaving oon his own, thats a blessing for us.dddddddddddd The Steelers promoted Josh Harris from the practice squad to take Blounts spot, though the reality is Bell will probably carry an even heavier workload as Pittsburgh tries to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2011. The 22-year-old Bell is the only player in the NFL with more than 950 yards rushing and 450 yards receiving but had forged a bond with Blount over the last nine months, though not always for the better. The two were both cited for marijuana possession — with Bell also being charged with DUI — following a traffic stop in August while they were heading to catch a team plane to Philadelphia. Pittsburgh declined to immediately discipline the pair and they showed flashes of becoming one of the leagues most dynamic backfields. Bell and Blount both went over 100 yards rushing in a victory over Carolina in Week 3, a moment that proved to be the high point of Blounts season. He ran five times for zero yards in a loss to the Jets on Nov. 9 and spent Monday night watching Bell have the best day by a Steelers running back in eight years. Cornerback Ike Taylor believes Blount broke a vital part of footballs code by his small act of defiance. Defensive end Cam Heyward praised the club for acting quickly rather than letting the situation stew during Pittsburghs bye week. Of course you want everybody to be here but we dont have time for this, Heyward said. Blount has developed a reputation as one of the leagues more talented and tempestuous backs. He was suspended for nearly the entire 2009 season during his senior year at Oregon for punching a Boise State player. He enjoyed moderate success at Tampa Bay and New England, rushing for a club playoff record four touchdowns for the Patriots in a post-season victory over Indianapolis in January. New England, however, made no move to re-sign him and he ended up in Pittsburgh. Yet while Bell flourished, Blount stagnated, and his frustration finally bubbled over. Hes got to be smarter in that situation and know how it could be perceived, Mitchell said. ___ AP NFL websites: and China NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Online Stitched Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Outlet College Jerseys For Sale Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys For Sale Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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