paign in India, asked to be excused from Yorkshires potential County Championship decider because he needed to rest ahead of Englands tour of Bangladesh, which
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Raise a glass to Floridas defense. Maybe even the whole bottle.The 14th-ranked Gators used a dominant defensive effort -- maybe their best of the season -- to dismantle Georgia 24-10 on Saturday.The unit stuffed Nick Chubb, holding him to 20 yards on nine carries, and rattled freshman quarterback Jacob Eason. The Bulldogs finished with a season-low 164 yards -- about 239 below their average.Defensively, what do you say? Florida coach Jim McElwain asked.Playing just their second game in four weeks, the Gators won their third straight in the Worlds Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. It was Floridas 21st victory against the Bulldogs in the last 27 years.McElwain toasted his defense after the latest one.We wanted to try to make them as one-dimensional as possible, and the dimension we wanted was to try to make them throw the ball, he said. Our gap control in the run game was pretty spot on.The Gators (6-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) forced seven three-and-outs and stopped two fourth-down plays on Georgias final two drives.The biggest mismatch was up front, where Floridas defense controlled the line of scrimmage. Thats nothing new for Georgia (4-4, 2-4), whose O-line has been a target for criticism all season.The Bulldogs lost for the fourth time in their last five games, and first-year coach Kirby Smart fell to 1-6 in the series as a player and coach.McElwain improved to 2-0, including a win against his former colleague and close friend . Smart and McElwain worked at Alabama (2008-11) together, and the Tide went 48-6 and claimed two national championships with them as coordinators.Florida did nothing spectacular offensively, managing 231 yards on a warm, sun-soaked afternoon.People pick this team apart quite a bit and this and that, McElwain said. Guys, this is a good football team. The Florida Gators are a good team, all right? Ill go with these guys against anybody and well figure out a way to get it done, and thats the way they are in that locker room.The Gators scored three touchdowns thanks partly to solid field position -- Smart called his punt unit a thrill a minute -- and that proved to be plenty for the defense.Its just frustrating, Chubb said. We couldnt really get things going. I felt like it was always three-and-out and we werent getting in a rhythm or anything, so it feels pretty bad.THE TAKEAWAYFLORIDA: Remains atop the SECs Eastern Division, but the road to Atlanta stiffens with games remaining against Arkansas, South Carolina and LSU. Win them all, and the Gators will return to the league title game.GEORGIA: Continues to be a work in progress in Smarts first season. The Bulldogs played well defensively for the second straight week but had nothing to show for it.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Gators, who moved up one spot in the Top 25 despite not playing last week, could inch closer to the top 10 . The Gators havent been ranked in the top 10 since losing to in-state rival Florida State last November.RETURN TRIPOakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio was in the stadium -- and celebrating a win -- for the second time in less than a week. Del Rio, who spent nine years as Jacksonvilles head coach before getting fired in 2011, was on hand to watch his son, Luke, play . Del Rios Raiders beat the Jaguars 33-16 last Sunday. Oakland spent the week in Florida and plays at Tampa Bay on Sunday. Del Rio attended the game with his wife and two of his three daughters.WELCOME BACK, HBCRetired coach Steve Spurrier attended his first Florida-Georgia game in 15 years. The Head Ball Coach, who won the 1966 Heisman Trophy while playing for the Gators and later spent 12 years coaching his alma mater, watched the game from retiring athletic director Jeremy Foleys suite. New AD Steve Stricklin was there, too. It was Spurriers first time at the stadium since his final season at Florida in 2001. Spurrier, who stepped down as South Carolinas coach in 2015, is now serving as an ambassador to his alma mater.UP NEXTFLORIDA: Plays at Arkansas for the first time since 2008. The Gators are 9-1 against the Razorbacks, including nine consecutive wins since Arkansas joined the SEC in 1992.GEORGIA: Plays at Kentucky. The Bulldogs have won six in a row and 17 of 19 in the series.---More AP college football: Arizona Coyotes T-shirts. The Clippers were angry about blowing a big lead; the Kings didnt like being in that kind of hole and nearly digging themselves out only to lose. Antoine Vermette Coyotes Jersey Authentic. MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez also will attend the session, which was announced Monday. The league has discussed placing its next two expansion teams in Miami and Atlanta. Carey Price didnt, but he still came out on top against one of his rivals for the No. 1 job at the Sochi Games. The Anahim Lake, B.C., native was stellar in making 39 saves in his home province and Lars Eller got credit for a bizarre short-handed winner as the Canadiens defeated the Canucks 4-1. Arizona Coyotes - The Pittsburgh Penguins placed forward James Neal on injured reserve Tuesday. Martin Hanzal Coyotes Jersey. On Saturday night, the normally free throw-challenged centre did just that. Howard scored 18 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, including 13 of 19 free throws in a 2 1/2-minute stretch, and the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 122-111. Adil Rashid has defended his request to be omitted from Yorkshires final County Championship match of the season, against Middlesex at Lords starting tomorrow, citing a family illness as the reason for his absence.Rashid, whose busy year has included stints with Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash and a leading role in Englands World T20 campaign in India, asked to be excused from Yorkshires potential County Championship decider because he needed to rest ahead of Englands tour of Bangladesh, which gets underway at the end of the month.Yorkshire go into the final round needing victory against the current leaders, Middlesex, to have any chance of securing their third title in a row, and they will have to do so without the services of either Rashid or Jonny Bairstow, who was controversially refused permission by the ECB to take part in the contest.Jason Gillespie, preparing for his final match as Yorkshire coach, told ESPNcricinfo: Im obviously frustrated about Rash and I said to him I hope he doesnt regret the decision he has made. But I fully respect his decision. He has played a lot of cricket and he feels he needs a rest.However, in a pointed tweet, Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale, who has been known to let his emotions show in the past, posted: Yes, he wants to rest. Thats his decision. Ill take 11 lads on the field who will give everything to win.While the club itself sttopped short of criticising their player, who has claimed 32 wickets at 33.dddddddddddd.84 and 393 runs at 28.07 in ten Championship appearances this season, Yorkshires supporters have not been so kind, and in a statement posted on his Twitter account on Monday, Rashid insisted his decision had been influenced by a family member, believed to be his grandmother, being admitted to hospital.Unfortunately I have not travelled down with the Yorkshire lads this week as one of my closest family members has been very ill and was recently admitted to hospital, read the statement. I didnt feel that I am in a strong enough mental frame of mind to be at my best, although I did make myself available if I was required to play [if] I felt I could be letting the lads down. But coupled with my personal reasons I have also had a heavy period of cricket recently for Yorkshire and England which has been both physically and mentally draining and it is very unfortunate timing.Family comes first for me and I will be away on England duty this winter with a busy playing schedule. I have been in touch with the Yorkshire players and coaches and I will be wishing the lads all the best this game and I am desperately hoping we can lift the trophy for a 3rd year in a row. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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