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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Rex Ryan took exception with Colts owner Jim Irsays suggestion that the reason Indianapolis sat out Andrew Luck was because the Buffalo Bills coach doesnt let up in the preseason.Take a look at the tapes and see how many times we blitzed, so, Ryan said, before pausing to collect his thoughts.I can tell you one thing, (Colts coach) Chuck Paganos a good friend of mine, a legitimate good friend of mine. I have way more respect for him than I do others.Ryans comment was clearly directed at Irsay following Buffalos preseason-opening 19-18 loss to the Colts on Saturday night.Two hours before the game, Irsay announced on his Twitter account that the Colts would wait until next week for Luck to make his first preseason start.Irsay followed with a second tweet, by writing: Yes, there is some truth on this dark, rainy night; that my good friend Rex...has never heard of the word....PRESEASON. He closed the comment with a laughing face emoji and three exclamation points.Pagano said it was his decision to sit Luck against Buffalo. And Pagano didnt waver when reminded he was prepared to have Luck play a week earlier against Green Bay in the Hall of Fame game before it was canceled because of an unplayable field.Its one of the benefits that you get when youre the head coach, Pagano said with a smile. You get to decide who plays and who doesnt play.Minus Luck, backups Scott Tolzien and Stephen Morris teamed up to pull out the victory.Tolzien, an offseason free-agent addition, shook off a slow start to produce two scoring drives in the first half. And then Morris, who was signed off Philadelphias practice squad in December, secured the win with a 57-yard touchdown pass to Chester Rogers with 10:42 remaining.The game wasnt without its late dramatics. Bills rookie third-stringer Cardale Jones nearly pulled out a comeback victory in the final seconds.Jones, who led Ohio State to the 2015 national championship, threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Jarrett Boykin as time expired.But Jones failed to pull out the win by throwing an incompletion while attempting a 2-point conversion.INJURY UPDATEBills: DE IK Enemkpali was carted off late in the first half with what coach Rex Ryan called a major knee injury. Enemkpali hurt his right knee when his foot caught in the turf and he fell awkwardly while being blocked by Colts lineman Jonotthan Harrison. The Bills are already thin at outside linebacker with rookie first-round pick Shaq Lawson to miss the first month of the season after having shoulder surgery in May. Veteran backup Manny Lawson is expected to miss the entire preseason with a partially torn pectoral muscle.Colts: LB Sio Moore did not return after hurting his hamstring in punt return coverage early in the second quarter. RG Denzelle Good, starting in place of injured starter Hugh Thornton, did not return after hurting his knee and quadriceps in the first half. OT Kevin Graff sustained an ankle injury.ROOKIE WATCHColts: First-round pick, C Ryan Kelly, struggled against the Bills pass rush up the middle. On the Colts second possession, Bills S Corey Graham and LB Preston Brown burst up the middle and forced Tolzien to rush a pass that was nearly intercepted.Bills: Sixth-round pick, DB Kevon Seymour, broke up a 2-point conversion attempt by stripping the ball out of the hands of WR Quan Bray in the right corner of the end zone. On the Colts next possession, Seymour was in perfect position to break up a pass attempt to Tevaun Smith in the end zone.QB COMPARISONColts: Tolzien went 12 of 23 for 140 yards and a TD. Morris went 5 of 9 for 149 yards and a TD.Bills: Starter Tyrod Taylor played one series and finished 2 of 3 for 7 yards. Manuel went 10 of 18 for 91 yards. Jones went 11 of 21 for 162 yards and a TD.FLAG DAYRyans decision to have players run laps for jumping offside in training camp hasnt solved the Bills penalty problems. The Colts first scoring drive was partially set up by consecutive offside penalties. First DE Jerel Worthy jumped on second-and-9, and then Enemkpali jumped.The Bills were flagged 11 times for 106 yards, a season after they were among the NFLs most penalized teams.Weve got to turn the page on that. That was last years team, Ryan said.---AP NFL website: and Nike Free Nz . -- Quarterback Will Finch threw for 252 yards and three touchdowns, and Yannick Harou rushed in two scores as the No. Nike Free Cheap Nz Wholesale . PAUL, Minn. . Now tied for second in the league in shootout goals, the 24-year-old likes to see what the opposing goaltender has in store before he ultimately lands on a move. Cheap Nike Free Nz Sale .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. Nike Free Nz Online . -- If Henry Burris has his way, he will be the starting quarterback to lead the Hamilton Tiger-Cats back to the Grey Cup next year.Ross Taylor has not had it easy over the past few years. He lost the captaincy in a leadership switch so acrimonious it prompted newspaper tirades, radio-talkback swearing, and blazer bonfires. He was hit so hard in the gonads in 2015, he required surgery and a recovery period of two months. In between, he had seen his mentor battle cancer twice before tragically losing the fight. And just as Taylor finished up one of his worst batting tours, in India, Brendon McCullums book cast fresh aspersions on Taylor s leadership, and told of rifts that will probably never heal.He was down on his luck. Before this Pakistan series, Taylor was the sullen sitcom protagonist muttering at least things cant get any worse. But then peals of thunder rang out and galumphing raindrops began to fall. He was the cartoon character who had been beaten up on the city sidewalk before, from the 16th floor, a grand piano came whistling down.It was an eye problem. Taylor was in one of the worse form ruts of his career and, on top of it all, he had developed an eye problem. The bad-taste Twitter jokes almost wrote themselves. Would he need a seeing-eye dog at the crease? Would New Zealand Cricket issue the team-sheet in braille? If he was thrown a piece of fielding equipment to place behind the wicketkeeper, would he snatch the helmet and start racing around thinking hed pouched a catch at slip?When it was announced he would play in this Test despite the ailment, knives may have been sharpened in the media. Headlines with the phrase blind ambition may have been penciled in. Hot-takes ending with should have seen this coming were dreamt up and kept on mental standby.Yet, just as in 2012, when his captaincy was at its nadir following a Test in Galle, Taylors response to personal crisis was runs. In the first innings at Hamilton, he had hit four boundaries faster than you could say pterygium, the salvo leaving Pakistans early momentum punctured. He departed to an excellent in-ducker for 37, but was almost immediately fluent when he came to the crease in the second innings - shellacking short balls behind backward point, and cracking a few through the covers for good measure.Imran Khan would add to Taylors ailments by drawing blood with a lifter that hit his gllove in the 56th over and, before long, Wahab Riaz had made it his second-session mission to hit him there again.ddddddddddddA microcosm of Taylors larger plight began to play out. He was ducking bouncers like questions about his place in the team, he was diverting balls off his hip like suggestions his dealings with coach Mike Hesson had been forever soured. Occasionally, he would lean back, blast a ball behind point, and remind us all of his ferocious talent as a batsman. When he pulled a ball to the boundary the blinding 290 in Perth was brought to mind. When he shuffled forward to smother Azhar Alis spin, the lionhearted 104 in a Dubai draw was briefly remembered.Late in the day, with a part-time legspinner bowling, and quick runs to be had, he even resisted the old urge to dust off the old leg side heave. This was the shot that had made him IPL riches; it had even helped bring him a famous World Cup hundred against Pakistan. Taken instead were the more measured leg side options: the lap sweeps and the well-timed flicks off the toes. As he neared his hundred, talk of failing eyes had been forgotten - it was the power in his wrists, and the spring in his feet that entered the conversation. It was his decision-making that caused the flutter online.Leading into this game over three or four days, I was wondering if Id play this Test match, Taylor said after play. But Im very happy that I made that decision. There were definitely thoughts in my mind not to play. It was good to draw on experience - Ive been in that situation before - and put the team in a good position.However the Test ends on Tuesday, Taylor will begin to prepare for his surgery, which is scheduled for the following day. It is said be a straightforward procedure, which should take no more than six weeks to recover from.As he prepares for the layoff, he has reminded fans this New Zealand team is lucky to have him. And that though events seem to continually conspire to push him out completely, cricket is fortunate Taylor keeps fighting to stay.*The 104 in Dubai had come in a draw. The article had originally said it had come in a loss. ' ' '

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