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  • June 28, 2019
    PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani is in prolific scoring form these days and hardly needs any help from his opponents.But Nancys clumsy defense set up his goal in a gritty 2-1 away win in the French league on Saturday that keeps second-placed PSG four points behind surprise leader Nice.It was a poor performance from defending champion PSG, which was dominated in midfield by two veterans playing for the last-placed side.But Nancys defense was in charitable mood and PSG was already leading 1-0 when Cavani struck in the 18th minute.Center back Michael Chretien casually headed an intended back pass straight into his path, and Cavani sprinted through before calmly lobbing goalkeeper Guy NDy Assembe for his 12th goal in 10 games this season.Cavani will never enjoy the popularity of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who joined Manchester United after becoming the French clubs all-time leading scorer in just four seasons. But the Uruguay forward is winning fans over with goals, and has 16 in 14 matches so far this season for club and country.With a combined age of 70, Nancys midfielders Alou Diarra and Benoit Pedretti -- both former France internationals -- showed their teammates how to play.Pedrettis precision free-kick from the right was met with a powerful header from Diarra -- who played in the World Cup final for France against Italy 10 years ago -- as Nancy replied in the 55th.But the damage was already done, which Nancy will regret as PSG looked vulnerable.We started well but then played with less rhythm and tempo. In the second half it became even more difficult, PSG midfielder Marco Verratti said. We need to keep working hard because were not at 100 percent yet.PSGs first goal came in the 13th minute as Brazilian winger Lucas scored in bizarre fashion.Lucas took a free-kick way out on the left and the curling ball eluded Cavani and midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak as they lunged for it -- and then bounced in front of NDy Assembe, who stood still as the ball rolled in.PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola started the move for the second goal, launching a long clearance that Chretien naively nodded back without anticipating Cavanis presence.We paid for our poor start to the game. They were errors of concentration, Diarra said. Its a shame because we reacted well.PSGs two defeats this season have been away to Toulouse and third-placed Monaco. They played each other Friday, with Toulouse winning 3-1 to move up to fourth. Also Friday, Nice beat Lyon 2-0.---OTHER MATCHESSince scoring Portugals winner in extra time against France in the European Championship final back in July, striker Eder has struggled to find the net for Lille.He has only one goal in nine games this season -- and that was from the penalty spot -- after again drawing a blank in a 1-0 defeat away to Brittany-based side Guingamp. Jimmy Briand unselfishly set up strike partner Sloan Privat for the only goal as Guingamp moved up to fifth.Angers climbed up to eighth spot with a 2-1 win at Bastia, thanks to two goals from striker Famara Diedhiou, while forward Yacine Bammous first goal of the season helped mid-table Nantes to a 2-1 win at Lorient.After a difficult start to the season Montpellier is finding form, thanks in large part to Casimir Ninga. The Chad strikers fifth goal in two games largely contributed to a 3-2 home win against Normandy side Caen that pushed Montpellier up to 14th.On Sunday, Rennes takes on Bordeaux; Saint-Etienne faces Dijon; and Metz travels to Marseille. Andrew Beck Jersey . Barcelonas entertaining victory ensured the defending Spanish champions retained their share of the league lead with Atletico Madrid two rounds ahead of their meeting in the capital. Real Madrid needed a late goal by substitute Jese Rodriguez to earn a 3-2 victory at Valencia to stay in third place and three points behind its title rivals. DAngelo Ross Jersey . Ouellette, from Montreal, already has three Olympic gold medals since joining the team in 1999. [url=] . Aside from the trilogy main event title fight, there are a number of intriguing matchups in the heavyweight, welterweight and lightweight divisions. Irving Fryar Jersey . Most important, perhaps, it went off without a hitch. 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WACO, Texas -- Baylor fans have grown accustomed to seeing offensive explosions in recent years, especially since moving into McLane Stadium in 2014.If the Bears last two home games are any indication, they might have to get used to watching them come from opponents.Kansas State freshman Alex Barnes rushed for 120 of his 129 yards and all four of his touchdowns in the second half to pace the Wildcats to 35 points during that span and a 42-21 win Saturday.I just liked that he did what he always does, and thats run extremely hard, Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said. He makes a few miss on his way sometimes, not always, but hes a gifted, powerful-type runner, which we have always known.It was the first win for the Wildcats (6-4, 4-3 Big 12) in Waco since 2002 and made them bowl eligible for the seventh straight season. Baylors 6-0 start seems a distant memory after its fourth consecutive defeat and its second in a row at home after a 62-22 drubbing from TCU two weeks ago.Barnes had only one carry in the first half, but it was his show after that, especially in the third quarter. Thats when scored three of his four touchdowns, and Kansas State held the ball for 11:37 and outgained Baylor 186-38.I knew that we, as a unit would have a big day on the ground, Barnes said. I didnt realize that it would be me specifically, but I knew we were going to get it done.Neither team got much done in the first half, but the Bears (6-4, 4-3) took a 14-7 lead into halftime thanks to cashing in a muffed punt and fumble that set them up at the Kansas State 25 and 40, respectively. But Baylor struggled to find offensive consistency all day, and Donnie Starks pulled in two of Zach Smiths three interceptions in the second half of his first career start.You always have to finish, Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said. Sometimes we have, sometimes we havent. You take two ballgames that have gone down to the wire, that shouldnt have, that go down to the last snap of the balllgame.dddddddddddd You have a chance to win, cant finish it off. So (it was nice) to be able to do that.Jesse Ertz threw for 177 yards and ran for 46 more, including a 40-yarder on a fourth-down run in the second quarter that set up Kansas States first score.Smith threw for 258 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start, and Shock Linwood, Baylors all-time leading rusher, added 110 yards on 24 carries.We just didnt go out there and execute like we had to, Smith said. Kansas State came out and executed, and they played great football. We, offense or defense, didnt execute coming out for the second half. When you dont do that, you lose.THE TAKEAWAYKansas State: The Wildcats continued their success on the ground, eclipsing the 200-yard mark for the fourth straight game with 237 on 51 attempts.Baylor: The downward spiral continues for the Bears, who were held below 30 points for the third straight game. Baylor also failed to score a rushing touchdown for the first time in 39 games, snapping the longest active streak among Power Five conference teams.KEY NUMBERSKansas State: It was an uncharacteristically undisciplined first half with 80 yards in penalties and two turnovers, both of which resulted in Baylor touchdowns. The Wildcats cleaned the up in the second half with 5 penalty yards and no turnovers.Baylor: This was the fourth time Baylor was held scoreless in the first quarter this season. That happened to the Bears three times in the previous four seasons combined.UP NEXTKansas State returns home for a rivalry game with Kansas next Saturday. A Wildcat win would give Bill Snyder 200 for his career, making him the 26th coach in FBS history to reach that plateau.Baylor has no time to lick the wounds from its latest loss with a short week looming before a Friday tilt with Texas Tech at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Cheap Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys Wholesale NHL Jerseys Wholesale MLB Jerseys Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Wholesale NCAA Jerseys Wholesale Football Jerseys Wholesale Basketball Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys ' ' '