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  • 23 May
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- With the New York Jets playing a Saturday night game and the Giants kicking off early Sunday afternoon, MetLife Stadium will go with an interesting look for the first time: neutral end zones.No team names.Although the Meadowlands facility has had quick turnarounds on events before, this one is specifically challenging.We are always prepared to host two consecutive football games, whether college or NFL, said Ron VanDeVeen, president and CEO of MetLife Stadium.However, due to the timing of Saturdays 8:25 p.m. New York Jets game followed by Sundays 1 p.m. New York Giants game, coupled with the current weather forecast, the decision was made to use neutral end zones for this weekends contests. This decision will allow for appropriate maintenance of the playing surface throughout the weekend.The Jets and Giants are the only NFL franchises sharing a stadium, which they combined to finance.At the conclusion of the Jets game with Miami on Saturday night, MetLife Stadium will undergo the standard changeover, aside from the end zones. That includes team signage both inside and outside the stadium, and exterior lighting. The process will be completed in less than 10 hours.The neutral end zones will consist of nine vertical slash marks throughout the length of the end zone.The two teams were home only once previously this season on the same weekend. In Week 10, the Jets hosted the Rams on Sunday afternoon and the Giants played the Bengals on Monday night.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Authentic MLB Throwback Jerseys . Olli Jokinen, Mark Scheifele, and Bryan Little each had a goal and an assist as Winnipeg won 5-2, handing Calgary its record-setting seventh consecutive loss on home ice. Cheap Retro Jerseys From China . Ronaldo produced a spectacular individual performance on Tuesday, scoring all three goals and guiding Portugal into the next years World Cup in Brazil with a 3-2 victory in Sweden. The Real Madrid forward has scored 66 goals in 2013, but the last three may be the boost he needs to upstage Messi after FIFA unexpectedly extended the voting period for the Ballon dOr to Nov. http://www.cheapretrojerseys.com/ . Supported by three-run homers from Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos, the young right-hander went seven strong innings in the Washington Nationals 8-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Cheap Retro Soccer Jerseys . Burke is expected to miss two to three months after breaking a finger in the teams third preseason game. Tinsley, a 10-year veteran, spent the last two seasons in Utah, where the point guard averaged 3. Discount NHL Throwback Jerseys . -- Three close looks at the bucket, three misses. PORTO, Portugal -- Nani seized the limelight in Cristiano Ronaldos absence with two goals as Portugal beat Gibraltar 5-0 in its first match as European champion on Thursday.The friendly in Porto was also Gibraltars first game since gaining membership of world footballs governing body, FIFA, in May ahead of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.And the tiny British overseas territory managed to restrict the sixth-ranked Portuguese to scoring just once in the first half, with Nani netting from Bruno Alves corner in the 27th minute.The Valencia winger was on target again 10 minutes into the second half with a header but it took Portugal until the 73rd to sstart to build a commanding score.dddddddddddd Within six minutes, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, and Pepe all scored to put the game beyond sight for Gibraltar.The friendly against modest opposition in Porto was a far cry from the nervy night two months earlier when Portugal beat France in the European Championship final to collect its first major trophy.Ronaldo was forced off injured that July night in Paris and remained sidelined for this warmup game ahead of World Cup qualifying starting on Tuesday against Switzerland. ' ' '