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  • 24 Aug
    Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Tim Burke made it clear on opening day of training camp that he wanted a lot more from his defensive backs and said if some of last years starters dont get better theyll be replaced. He reiterated that statement following Tuesdays practice at Investors Group Field. "I told the first group of secondary people last night I wasnt happy with their performance and if they dont pick it up theyre going to be gone," Burke said at a press conference. "I dont know how many times I gotta say it. I guess its gonna take somebody getting their ass cut... to get the message across. "Im not happy with the first secondary, how theyre performing. Everybody else is performing really well." Burke, who is in his first full season as head coach, had already issued a warning that play needs to get better from cornerback Jovon Johnson - the leagues outstanding defensive player in 2011 - all-star Jonathan Hefney, Alex Suber and Brandon Stewart. "Not good enough," Burke said. "I told them that, too, at the end of practice." Considered the heart of the celebrated "Swaggerville" defence of 2011, the core secondary group all struggled at times last season. Coach Burke is looking to change that this season. "Our secondary did not play well last year. We gave up way too many big plays and were terrible at man-coverage. So, those guys have to either get better or theyre going to be gone," Burke said last Thursday. Niklas Sule Germany Jersey . - Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds, J. Germany Soccer Jerseys .C. -- Glenn Howard needed an extra end to move into the Masters Grand Slam of Curling final. . 10 VCU 85-67 on Thursday night at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Seminoles (4-0) have scored at least 80 points in each of their games. Toni Kroos Jersey . The Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tours FedEx Cup and European Tours Race to Dubai in the same season. "It is still taking a little time to sink in what Ive achieved this week as was the case when I won the FedEx Cup but then it just kept getting better and better as the days went on and I am sure this will be the same," he said. Joshua Kimmich Jersey .com) - The Montreal Canadiens will try to halt their longest losing streak of the season when they host the struggling New York Islanders in tonights clash at the Bell Centre. SAN DIEGO -- If baseball players want to shorten the schedule, management says they should accept a reduction in pay.Tired from travel in an era that frequently has quick turnarounds following overnight flights, players are seeking changes in collective bargaining. The regular-season schedule increased from 154 games to 162 in the American League in 1961 and the National League the following year, and playing 162 games in 183 days has left little flexibility.There are ways to produce more off days in the schedule. Some of those have very significant economic ramifications, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred told the Baseball Writers Association of America on Tuesday. If in fact we are going to go down those roads, those economic ramifications are going to have to be shared by all of the relevant parties. You want to work less, usually you get paid less.ddddddddddddUnion head Tony Clark, a former All-Star first baseman, says the sport currently is not putting players or giving the clubs and their players the best opportunity to play every day at a high level throughout the course of the season. He said the grind is so difficult that players need to take days off to give their bodies time to recover.I dont agree that there would need to be a discussion about a loss of salary or a rollback of salaries, Clark said. If there is a lessening of the games and we put players in the position where playing whatever number of games are in that season, theyre able to play, the value of every game goes up as well. ' ' '