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  • 22 Mar
    The Kiwis are anxious they dont became the latest victims in a worldwide surge of sporting and political upsets.Heavily favoured to beat winless Scotland in their Four Nations Test in Workington on Friday, New Zealand are taking nothing for granted.A win by 42 points would guarantee a place in next weeks final in Liverpool, regardless of the result of the match between England and Australia on Sunday.However, players and management alike insist that isnt part of their thinking.Scotland were outclassed 54-12 by the Kangaroos but scored the first two tries in an improved 38-12 loss to England last week.Assistant coach Justin Morgan pointed to upsets that have dotted the headlines in 2016, most recently the All Blacks historic loss to Ireland last week followed by Donald Trumps ascension to the US presidency.On paper we look like a stronger rugby league team but we certainly dont want to add to the upsets that have been happening this year, with the US election, the Premier League (won by Leicester City) over here and Western Bulldogs winning the AFL, Australian Morgan said.We want to make sure the favourites get through on Friday night.Winning is the number one priority, everything else takes care of itself.A win by less than 30 points will leave New Zealand prone to missing out on the final if England upset Australia at Londons Olympic Stadium. In that situation, a big English win would be New Zealands only lifeline, eliminating Australia.Morgan said a Kiwis side featuring four uncapped players, including starting winger David Fusitua, had a short-term focus only.There has been no talk about points differential. Scotland are a good side and theyve built over the tournament.Anyone who saw the first 25 minutes of their game against England will certainly say Scotland were the better side. New Balance Clearance Sale Uk . Darren Helm scored on Detroits sixth attempt in the shootout and then Jonas Gustavsson stopped Andrew Shaws shot, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Wholesale New Balance Shoes . 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. . William Carrier opened the scoring for Cape Breton (6-4-2), but Andrew Ryan tied the game and Brent Andrews put the Mooseheads (8-6-0) in front for good with a short-handed goal at 13:49 of the second period. New Balance Clearance Uk .C. -- Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said after all of these years in the NBA hes still amazed at some of the things LeBron James does. New Balance Sale Outlet Uk . Now, with Game 6 set for Fenway Park and an 8:07 p.m. ET first pitch, the Detroit Tigers face the unenviable task of having to beat the Boston Red Sox twice, on the road, to advance to the World Series. PULLMAN, Wash. -- They build programs in their own unique and sometimes quirky ways. Thats what Chris Petersen and Mike Leach have proven through their history at respective stops.And in their latest construction projects, the pair has No. 6 Washington and No. 23 Washington State playing for a tangible reward on Friday beyond bragging rights and a trophy with an apple on top. The winner will claim the Pac-12 North title, a spot in the Pac-12 championship game and at the very least a shot at the Rose Bowl.For Washington (10-1, 7-1 Pac-12, No. 5 CFP), two more wins could mean a spot in the College Football Playoff. For Washington State (8-3, 7-1, No. 23 CFP), two more wins would lead to its third Rose Bowl appearance in the past 85 years.Just eight years ago, these schools met in a game that was mocked to the point of being affectionately called the Crapple Cup when winless Washington faced one-win Washington State. Thanks to Leach and Petersen, the 2016 version is being considered one of the most important in 109 all-time meetings.Its competitive. Its hard-nosed. Its fun, Washington defensive lineman Elijah Qualls said. Its intense.Petersen and Leach have developed a unique camaraderie away from the field. They are friends -- well, at least friendly -- each finding entertainment in the idiosyncrasies of the other.Leach refers to Petersen as The Bishop, a nickname that has spread among Pac-12 coaches. Petersen has his own nickname for Leach, but not one hes apt to share.I really like being around him because half the time I dont have a clue what hes talking about and the other half I think is really funny, Petersen said.They are the CEOs of their programs, but lead with a different tact. Petersen is meticulous and watches his words as carefully as he watches over his Huskies. Leach is brash and doesnt shy away from having an opinion.They are opposites in personality, each befitting the side of the state they represent. Leach, the unabashed Pirate of the Palouse, and Petersen, the carefully crafted, even-keeled leader on Montlake. Inside the same state, they are inverse counterparts that have attracted a mutual appreciation for what the other is accomplishing.You know when youre growing up Ive known a lot of guys like him. My parents would say, `Why cant youu be more like the Petersen boy? Hes so nice and polite and well dressed, Leach said.dddddddddddd. Hes the kid that my parents wished theyd had. They wanted Chris, they ended up with me. Well, you dont always get what you want.Earlier this year at Pac-12 media day, Petersen said if he was on a driving road trip hed want Leach as one of his passengers. The pair has spent time together at Pac-12 events the past few years.Wed have a good time. Hes probably a good driver too. (Because) I hate to drive because I want to look out the window, I want to talk, I want to read a book and I dont get car sick, Leach said. I think hed be a great driver and then about the time I was thinking about doing something I probably shouldnt do hed be a good influence not to.All joking aside, whichever coach comes up with the best game plan on Friday likely heads to the Pac-12 title game. Heres what else to watch for in the Apple Cup:FALK MUSICIf Washington State QB Luke Falk is given time to throw, he should be able to find gaps against Washingtons stellar secondary. Falk has thrown for 3,935 yards and 36 touchdowns this season. The Cougars offensive line has also been excellent at limiting pressure allowing just four sacks in the past four games.Washingtons pass rush was quiet for weeks, but had six sacks last week against Arizona State.MYLES OF SPACEWashington RB Myles Gaskin has run for at least 100 yards in five of the past seven games. That number is an important benchmark when it comes to the Apple Cup in Pullman. Washington has won five of the past eight games on the Palouse and in four of those, the Huskies had a running back rush for at least 100 yards.ROSS AND MARKSBetween them, Washingtons John Ross and Washington States Gabe Marks have combined for 138 receptions and 27 touchdowns this season. Ross is coming off a 12-catch game against Arizona State, while Marks has eight career games of 10 or more catches. Whichever wide receiver can have more of an impact may decide the outcome.---AP College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo contributed to this report.---More AP college football: and ' ' '