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  • Durham, NC (SportsNetwork. Bernie Kosar Jersey .com) - Quinn Cook scored 24 points to power 10th- ranked Duke to a 79-69 win over No. 22 Michigan as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Jabari Parker added 15 points and Rodney Hood scored 14 for the Blue Devils (7-2), who have won an NCAA-best 107 straight non-conference home games. Dukes last home loss against a non-conference opponent was an 83-82 decision against St. Johns on Feb. 26, 2000. Duke bounced back from a 72-66 loss against Arizona on Friday in the NIT Season Tip-Off championship game. Caris LeVert had 24 points for Michigan (5-3), which also received 15 points and 14 rebounds from Mitch McGary. Sophomore guard Nik Stauskas, who entered the game leading the Wolverines with over 20 points a game, was limited to four points. Stauskas, who sat out the last game due to an ankle injury, missed both of his shots from the field. Sione Takitaki Browns Jersey . Linemates Ryan Johansen and Boone Jenner each had a goal and an assist in the first period, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves to lead the Blue Jackets past the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Saturday night. Joe Thomas Youth Jersey . But the young forward is more than willing to shed a little blood if thats what it takes to make the team this season. "It caught me pretty good, dazed me for that shift, but I didnt want to be off the ice for too long," he said after practice, his lip still bleeding a little despite the plastic stitches holding it together.MONTREAL -- Striker Jack McInerney cant imagine a better feeling than scoring against his former club. McInerney will face his former Philadelphia teammates for just the second time when the last-place Montreal Impact visits the Union at PPL Park on Saturday. "This is definitely a big game," McInerney said Thursday. "Its exciting. "There are still a lot of games left in the league where we can pick up points. We have to go in and get the three points if we want to make ourselves known in the league." After a successful 95-game career with the Union, the 22-year-old was traded to the Impact in April, four games into the 14 Major League Soccer season. McInerney has scored nine goals in all competitions for the Impact, including three in the Amway Canadian Championship. In his first game against the Union just two weeks after the trade, McInerney was kept off the scoresheet in Montreals 1-0 victory. "He needs to make his mark on the game," goalkeeper Troy Perkins said of the striker known as Jack Mac. "We want him to feel that hes an important player here. "He has to go over there with a chip on his shoulder to that stadium and show those people wrong." All signs point to McInerney starting against the Union. In Montreals midweek CONCACAF Champions League victory over El Salvadors C.D. FAS, McInerney was an unused substitute as manager Frank Klopas kept striker Marco Di Vaio on the pitch for the entire match. The Impact (3-13-5) is looking to build on that 1-0 defeat of FAS on Tuesday, the teams first win in five weeks. Montreal, last in the MLS Eastern Conference with just 14 points from 21 games, is on a six-game losing streak in the league. "We have to remain on a high," said Impact defender Hassoun Camara after Tuesdays win. "Thats the only way our play will build and develop. "We need to grow, even when its hard to do. When were hurting, its tough to perform technically. We might be stronger technically than some other MLS teams, but we need to start with a better desire to win." Added captain Patrice Bernier after the nail-biting victory: "Confidence will come one day at a time. We have to build on our win. We simply have to focus on the positives. Those positives will give us energy. When you lose, you remove all that good energy. Its all mental." The Union (5-8-9), undefeated in its last four MLS matches, has made a few personnel changes since McInerney was sent north of the border for forward Andrew Wenger. In June, after a 3-7-6 start to the season, Philadelphia fired manager John Hackworth and appointed Jim Curtin as interim coach. Bernie Kosar Youth Jersey. Since Hackworths dismissal, the seventh-place Union has gone 2-1-3 and is making a legitimate push for a playoff spot. On Wednesday, Philadelphia signed Algerian international goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi, who may make his MLS debut versus the Impact. Once match fit, Mbolhi will replace Phillys Zac MacMath as the starter. And at the start of this week, just before the end of the MLS transfer window, defender Carlos Valdes signed a multi-year deal with Philadelphia. The Colombian international returns to the Union after a year-and-a-half absence that included loan spells in his native country and Argentina. Up front against the Impact, Philadelphia will look to goalscorers Sebastien LeToux and Connor Casey, who both have two goals in their last four games. "Theyre going to come out and theyre going to high press us from the beginning," said Perkins, who will likely be in net after backup goalie Evan Bush earned the clean sheet in the Champions League on Tuesday. "Its their house, they want three points to move up in the standings but we want three points as well, just to close the gap. "Its a team thats fighting right now. They dont have the best quality, but they fight and compete. And thats where we have to match them. We have to let our quality take over. This team is big, strong, athletic, and we have to match that." Montreal will also need to regain its scoring touch, having scored just five times over its six-game losing streak with none coming from McInerney. Since joining MLS, the Impact has had success against the Union. After losing the inaugural encounter in 2012, Montreal has since beaten Philadelphia four times in six games (4-0-2) but hasnt won on the road this season. NOTES Midfielder Justin Mapp made 44 career appearances for the Union between 2010 and 2011. à Camara wont play against Philadelphia due to a one-game suspension for accumulating too many yellow cards. à Marco Di Vaio has scored five career goals against Philadelphia. à Cristian Maidana (hamstring), who leads the Union with eight assists, is questionable for Saturdays matchup. à This will be the third and final meeting between the Impact and Union this season. à Montreals next five opponents are Eastern Conference teams in a tight playoff race. à The Union takes on FC Dallas in the U.S. Open Cup semifinal Tuesday. ' ' '
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