#1 over Mainz at the Veltins Arena. von zhanjiao1212 15.04.2019 05:50

CALGARY -- The Calgary Stampeders are less crowded at quarterback this season, but there is still heavy competition for the starters job. Chicago Blackhawks Jerseys . The Stampeders employed a three-man rotation in 2013 mainly because of an early-season injury to Drew Tate. Kevin Glenn started the majority of games, but Bo Levi Mitchell was a busy third-stringer. He won his three starts and came off the bench to lead Calgary to another when Glenn was also injured. Glenn was taken in the off-season expansion draft by the Ottawa Redblacks and subsequently dealt to the B.C. Lions, which leaves Tate and Mitchell vying to lead the offence of a team that posted a league-best 14-4 record last season. "It brings out the best in us and I think that being said, we could be a starting point for the team," Tate said Sunday on the first day of training camp. "If the quarterbacks are battling, everyone else is battling kind of thing." Tate, 29, was anointed Calgarys starter two years ago when Henry Burris was dealt to Hamilton. But injuries have limited the six-foot, 190-pound pivot to 153 completions over the past two seasons. A throwing arm injury on July 6 last year and a subsequent setback sidelined him until October. Training camp reps will test the durability of the arm, Tate says. "Feels good right now. Just trying to be smart with it," he said. "I feel its all moderation with the volume we have. Its a lot of volume and its really hard to mimic that in the off-season, the kind of volume we have, especially in camp. "Ever since I was three feet tall, Ive only had one speed and getting injuries, it make you have to change your approach. So far so good. Its only the a.m. of Day 1, so a lot of ball left." Mitchell, 24, completed 69 per cent of his passes for 1,156 yards and 10 touchdowns last year. Six-foot-four and 204 pounds, Mitchell says theres no jealousy between he and Tate. "Were friends through and through, no matter what," Mitchell says. "When he makes a great play, Im not looking down saying Ive got to make a better one. Im going out there, congratulating him and slapping him on the butt and saying good play. "If you look at last year, we went with three quarterbacks. I know theres not many teams in the league that are going to play one guy for 18 games every single snap, so youve got to be ready. Were going to do whatever we can to help each other prepare for the season." The two Texans both signed contract extensions in the off-season and bring different qualities to the table, says head coach and general manager John Hufnagel. "I guess the best way I could explain it is Drew is more of a jitterbug," Hufnagel explained. "Hell make plays out of nothing, just because of his mobility and elusiveness and great vision and accuracy. "Bo is a little bit of a stronger-armed guy. He has the ability to move around and make plays, but hes more of a pocket guy and throw the ball down the field." The Stampeders lost in the 2013 West Division final to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, who went onto win the Grey Cup in Regina. In addition to taking Glenn in the expansion draft, the Redblacks also selected Stampeder offensive lineman JMicheal Deane and safety Eric Fraser. Ottawa also hired away defensive co-ordinator Rick Campbell to be their head coach. Rich Stubler replaced Campbell after two seasons as B.C.s defensive co-ordinator. Stampeder offensive co-ordinator Dave Dickenson signed a three-year contract extension in November. Hufnagel swung a deal with Ottawa to obtain the first overall pick the Canadian college draft in May and used it to choose Laval offensive lineman Pierre Lavertu. The hope is hes a fast adapter to the CFL as centre Brett Jones was in winning the leagues rookie award last season. Among Calgarys significant contract extensions in the off-season were CFL sack leader Charleston Hughes, receivers Maurice Price, Jabari Arthur and Joe West, as well as middle linebacker Juwan Simpson and linebacker Keon Raymond. To get some experience in his backfield, Hufnagel signed halfbacks Lin-J Shell and Josh Bell, who have experience working with Stubler in Vancouver, as well as former Hamilton Tiger-Cat Dee Webb. "In the defensive backfield, it will be interesting because of the loss of players weve had in the off-season," Hufnagel said. "Theres spots to be won." Running back Jon Cornish, the CFLs leading rusher for two seasons and most outstanding player in 2013, adopted the practice of tai chi, a Chinese martial art, in the off-season. "After doing six months of it, I understand that a lot of my movement patterns were not as efficient as they could be," said Cornish. "A lot of the things I could do on the field could be optimized. Thats what Im trying to focus on this year. "Mentally I felt I could add some aspects to my game." The Stampeders also have at camp running back Martell Mallett, the CFLs rookie of the year in 2009 when he played for the Lions. Calgarys off-season was not without its drama. The team suspended defensive back Quincy Butler nine days before main camp. He was charged with two counts of assault following an incident outside a Calgary casino. Hes due to appear in court June 26. Concordia defensive tackle Quinn Smith, Calgarys seventh overall pick in the college draft, tested positive for a steroid which he says he inadvertently ingested via a supplement. The Toronto native faces a two-year ban from Canadian university football. Smith is currently at Calgarys main camp and is subject to mandatory drug testing under the CFLs drug policy. And Price chose the first day of training camp to apologize both in a press release and in a scrum with reporters for remarks he made on Twitter over a month ago that criticized gay NFL draft pick Michael Sam. The CFL fined Price for those comments. "I just wanted to come here and be face to face with the guys and not do it from a distance," Price said. "Thats why I waited until this day to just apologize. Im aware my comments were offensive and I just want to apologize to the Stamps fans, the CFL and especially Mr. Michael Sam himself." The Stampeders are training on new turf at McMahon Stadium, which makes the pounding of two-a-days feel a little less painful. "Its a lot better, 1,000 per cent better," Price said. "Thats vacation for the joints, the ankles, the knees. Im glad they got that done. That old turf was worn out and hard. When it was snowing it was icy and hard and just rough on the legs." Pierre Pilote Jersey . Wilson hit Schenn from behind during Tuesday nights game in Philadelphia, earning a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct. He has a phone hearing with the department of player safety, which limits any potential suspension to five or fewer games. Denis Savard Jersey . PAUL, Minn. http://www.officialblackhawksfanstore.com/authentic-corey-crawford-blackhawks-jersey/ . The rest of the team was already on the field stretching before batting practice while Puig was getting dressed in the clubhouse. He had been slated to start in right field for the afternoon game against the San Francisco Giants, who beat the Dodgers 8-4.Leverkusen, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) - Karim Bellarabi and Josip Drmic each scored a pair of goals on Saturday as Bayer Leverkusen rolled to a 5-1 drubbing of FC Cologne at the BayArena. Coming off a 1-0 defeat to French side Monaco in the Champions League in midweek, Leverkusen was hoping for a better outcome on home soil, but things started poorly as Matthias Lehmann converted a penalty in the fourth minute to give Cologne the early lead. Despite falling behind early, the hosts responded with an equalizer in the 26th minute from Bellarabi and Hakan Calhanoglu netted just past the hour mark to give Leverkusen the lead. Drmic then got into the scoring act in the 79th and 88th minutes to widen the margin to 4-1, and Bellarabi completed his double in stoppage time to wrap up all three points in style for Leverkusen, which improved to 23 points from 13 matches, good for third place in the Bundesligsa. Cologne, meanwhile, remains in 12th place with 15 points from 13 matches played. Elsewhere in the German top flight on Saturday, Halil Altintop, Raul Marcelo Bobadilla and Paul Verhaegh all found the back of the net as Augsburg claimed an important three points wwith a 3-1 victory over Hamburg at the SGL Arena. Steve Larmer Jersey. League leaders Bayern Munich won their fourth straight game in league play on Saturday with a 1-0 result over Hertha Berlin at the Olympic Stadium courtesy of a 27th-minute strike from Arjen Robben. The win sees the Bavarians improve to 33 points from 13 matches, 10 clear of second-place Wolfsburg. Klaas Jan Huntelaar buried a hat trick as Schalke earned a comfortable 4-1 win over Mainz at the Veltins Arena. Huntelaar opened the scoring after nine minutes and doubled the advantage in the 25th minute of play. Shinji Okazaki pulled one back for Mainz in the 44th minute, but Tranquillo Barnetta netted in the 54th minute and Huntelaar finished his treble just past the hour mark as Schalke eased to all three points to rise to sixth place on 20 points. Zlatko Junuzovic, Davie Selke, Fin Bartels, and Levent Aycicek all hit the back of the net as Werder Bremen rolled to a 4-0 thrashing of Paderborn at the Weserstadion. Saturdays final Bundesliga fixture saw Hoffenheim claimed a wild 4-3 win over Hannover at the Rhein-Neckar Arena as Niklas Sueles 63rd-minute goal held up as the winner for Hoffenheim. ' ' '

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