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(Sports Network) - J. Vernon Davis Super bowl Jersey .A. Happ looks to give the Toronto Blue Jays a rare series win this afternoon when the club faces CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees. Sabathia was terrific in his return from the disabled list on Friday in Cleveland, as he allowed a run and four hits in 7 1/3 innings. He also struck out nine and won his sixth straight decision to run his record to 13-3, while lowering his ERA to 3.44. "I felt pretty good. I was excited to get out there today," said Sabathia, who had been sidelined since Aug.8 because of elbow soreness. Sabathia tossed six scoreless innings to beat the Jays the last time he faced them and is an impressive 13-3 lifetime against them with a 3.00 ERA in 17 starts. New York bounced back from a loss in Mondays opener on Tuesday, as Phil Hughes pitched seven strong innings and Rafael Soriano rebounded from a blown save in the opener to help the Yankees eke out a 2-1 win. Ricky Romero (8-12) pitched well enough to get his first win since June 22, but Torontos offense was limited to four hits, a night after the Blue Jays rallied for an 8-7 win in 11 innings. Romero allowed five hits and the two runs over seven innings, while fanning six batters, but lost his 11th straight decision over a 12-start span. "Ive been working hard all week, the guys, everyone has kind of been helping me out through this," Romero said of his struggles. "Im just going to build off of this." Hughes (13-11) fanned five and the AL East leaders got perfect innings out of David Robertson and Soriano to win for third time in their last eight contests. The Blue Jays, who snapped an eight-game road skid on Monday, got a homer from Adeiny Hechavarria in the fifth inning. It was the first long ball of his major league career, but Toronto lost for the eighth time in its last nine overall. To make matters worse the Jays announced on Tuesday that two-time defending AL home run champion Jose Bautista will have season-ending left wrist surgery next week. He is expected to be ready for spring training. Toronto will rely on lefty J.A. Happ in Wednesdays finale. Happ did not get a decision on Thursday in Detroit, but pitched well, surrendering a run and four hits in 7 1/3 frames. He also struck out seven and walked three in the 3-2 loss. Since being acquired from the Astros, Happ is 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA in eight games (4 starts). Happ beat the Yankees back on Aug. 12 and is 1-0 in two starts against them with a 4.63 ERA. The Yanks have won six of 10 from the Jays this season. Delanie Walker Super bowl Jersey . The home team has won all six games in this series. The winner of this series will face the second-seeded Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference finals, which will begin on Tuesday. On Friday, LeBron James game-highs of 32 points, 12 rebounds and six assists overcame Clevelands poor shooting performance, as the fourth-seeded Cavaliers held off the top-seeded Celtics, 74-69, at Quicken Loans Arena in Game 6 of the best-of-seven series. Mike Iupati Jersey . Richardson was injured in the first half when he was hit with a helmet in the right side. Browns coach Pat Shurmur said Monday that Richardson "is fine and day to day. http://www.sf49erssportsstore.com/brandon-jacobs-jersey/ . Newcastle on Friday confirmed that it had signed the 34-year-old Heskey for the 2012-2013 season which begins in October. Heskeys move to Australia follows that of former Italy and Juventus star Alessandro Del Piero, who has joined Sydney FC for a reported $4 million over two years. Joe Montana Pink Jersey . -- The Chicago White Sox have activated first baseman Paul Konerko from the seven-day concussion disabled list. Dashon Goldson Pink Jersey .J. -- The Devils played poorly in Game 1 and lost.CALGARY -- Brad Sinopoli and Marquay McDaniel made the most of their opportunities on Friday night. With Calgary trailing Edmonton by eight points late in their CFL pre-season clash, McDaniel caught a 15-yard pass from Sinopoli and then a five-yard pass for a two-point convert as the Stampeders rallied to tie the Eskimos 17-17 at 13:54 of the fourth quarter. "He ran an incredible route at the end there to get open," said Sinopoli, who was the fourth Calgary quarterback to appear in the game. "I just had to put it on him and he made a great catch." A 30-yard field goal by Rob Maver with no time left on the clock capped off a wild 20-17 win for the Stamps in front of an announced crowd of 23,629 fans at McMahon Stadium. "It was definitely an exciting atmosphere, especially at the end of the game," said McDaniel, who finished with five catches for 56 yards. "We were so close. We were getting that momentum and we just wanted to finish it." Rene Paredes and Maver both finished the game with a pair of field goals for the Stamps. After the game, Sinopoli could barely believe the Stamps comeback. "You sit there and hope for it and then it happens," said Sinopoli, who completed 5-of-8 passes for 55 yards. "Its crazy." In the last minute of play, David Pittman deflected a punt by Edmontons Derek Schiavone to give Calgary the ball back and set up Mavers winning field goal. "Basically I just came off of the edge and gave my dude a little side-step move," Pittman said. "He went for it and I had a free run to the punter. I just stuck my hands out and blocked it. "The blocked punt, it just gave us a chance to get the ball back with a short field and the opportunity to kick a field goal." The victory proved to be costly for the Stamps though as head coach and general manager John Hufnagel said that running back LaMarcus Coker suffered a knee injury and was sent for an MRI, while wide receiver Anthony Parker sustained a concussion. Joe Burnett returned an interception 80 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter for the Eskimos, who built up a 17-9 lead before the Stamps rallied for the victory. Burnett, a defensive back who spent last season on Edmontons practice roster, picked off an errant pass by starting Calgary quarterback Drew Tate and ran the length of the field for the Eskimos lone touchdown. Grant Shaw kicked a pair of field goals for Edmonton, which rested several veterans including quarterbackss Kerry Joseph and Steven Jyles, both of whom the Eskimos acquired in the off-season. Frank Gore White Jersey. Schiavone also booted a field goal. Matt Nichols started the game at quarterback for the Eskimos and completed 10 of 20 passes for 108 yards, but also threw two interceptions. "I havent had many opportunities to be in games at all, so just getting this opportunity to be able to get some film work and now I can learn from some of the things I need to work on," Nichols said. "Its just a learning curve. Thats why we have the pre-season. Its really not something where you can just throw guys into a professional football game and have them be 100 per cent successful right off the get-go. I think these guys are going to learn, Im going to learn and were just going to get better from it." Burke Dales, who signed with the Eskimos in the off-season, accounted for all of the scoring in the first quarter with a 69-yard punt single. Early in the second quarter, Stamps defensive back Fred Bennett picked off an errant pass thrown by starting Eskimos quarterback Matt Nichols to stop an Edmonton drive. Largely thanks to four carries by Calgary running back Jon Cornish totalling 34 yards, the Stamps appeared to be on the verge of scoring before Tate threw the costly interception to Burnett. After Schiavone kicked a 45-yard field goal to extend Edmontons lead to 11-0, Parades replied with a pair of field goals from 35 and 37 yards out to get the Stampeders on the board. With the Eskimos threatening to score once again early in the third quarter, Bennett intercepted another pass by Nichols to end Edmontons drive. In the third, Maver had a chance to pull the Stamps closer to the Eskimos but his field goal attempt from 32 yards out hit the left upright and bounced back into the field of play. Maver then redeemed himself later in the quarter by kicking a 50-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, Shaw connected on field goals from 21 and 12 yards out to increase Edmontons lead to 17-9. Notes: Bennett also picked off a pass by Edmonton quarterback Jeremiah Masoli in the fourth quarter for what would have been his third interception of the game, but the play was nullified due to a penalty to the Stampeders for too many men on the field. ... The Eskimos will return home to host the B.C. Lions in their second and final pre-season game on June 21, while the Stamps will travel to Regina to face the Saskatchewan Roughriders to round out their exhibition schedule on June 22. ' ' '






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