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ATLANTA -- Ted Roof is looking to solve Georgia Techs abysmal rankings in takeaways and third-down stops.Roof, in his fourth season as defensive coordinator, knows those will be keys when the Yellow Jackets play Duke on Saturday.Roof had a record of creating big plays with his aggressive defenses at Minnesota, Auburn and Penn State before his return to Georgia Tech, his alma mater, in 2013.This year has been a struggle. Georgia Techs six takeaways are the fewest in the Atlantic Coast Conference and rank 119th in the nation.Roof, Dukes coach from 2003-07, said his coaching emphasis on creating turnovers is as strong as ever.If I had an answer for you Id give it to you and better yet wed do it, more importantly, Roof said Monday. Weve just got to keep trying. If you just stay after it and stay after it one day it happens and one (turnover) can lead to two and two can lead to three.The Yellow Jackets 126th-ranked third-down defense was a focus of coach Paul Johnsons weekly news conference on Tuesday. Opponents have been successful on almost half of third downs (50 of 101).Weve got to be better on third downs and try to get off the field, Johnson said. Weve beat that horse to death, but thats the bottom line. ... I think if we could be better on third down everything will fall into place and make everything better.Georgia Tech (4-3, 1/3 Atlantic Coast Conference) snapped a streak of three straight losses by beating Georgia Southern 35-24 on Oct. 15. Johnson said the defense made some plays but added that two fourth-quarter touchdowns by the Eagles made the score disappointing.The Yellow Jackets defense played well in allowing only 31 combined points in wins over Boston College, Mercer and Vanderbilt to open the season.Their defense obviously has some special components about it, said Duke center Austin Davis, who added the defense is overshadowed by the constant focus on Georgia Techs spread-option offense with its triple-option plays.Everyone always thinks Georgia Tech triple option, Davis said. ... Georgia Techs defense doesnt get as much credit as they should.More credit would come with attention-grabbing big plays. So far the defense has three interceptions and three fumble recoveries. Defensive tackle Patrick Gamble has three sacks. No other player has more than one.Roof said hes determined to find ways to create more turnovers.It frustrates you because its such a big component of winning and losing, he said. At the same time youve just got to keep working and stay after it.Saturdays visit from Duke (3-4, 0-3) is crucial for Georgia Techs hopes to salvage its season. The Yellow Jackets play road games against two Top 25 teams the next two weeks -- No. 21 North Carolina and No. 25 Virginia Tech.---AP Sports Writer Joedy McCreary in Durham, North Carolina, contributed to this report.---Online:More AP college football: http://collegefootball.ap.org Air Huarache Triple Pure Platinum Hvid . Nine days before the opening ceremony, organizing committee chief Dmitry Chernyshenko said Wednesday that Sochi is "fully ready" and will deliver safe, friendly and well-run games that defy the grim reports that have overshadowed preparations. 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ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Chicago Sky rookie Imani Boyette didnt want to continue playing poorly in the WNBA semifinals.The 6-foot-7 center averaged three points and 4.5 rebounds in two double-digits losses to the Los Angeles Sparks. Boyette played better -- much better, scoring all 13 of her points after halftime and grabbing 11 rebounds as the Sky held off the Sparks 70-66 on Sunday to force a Game 4.I hadnt shown up in the series yet -- the lights have been kind of bright, Boyette said. Ive been guarding two of the best players, so I was very much a rookie this series. My teammates have done a really good job of encouraging me and staying on me.Boyette scored seven points in the third quarter as the Sky turned a nine-point deficit into a two-point lead going into the final quarter.Shes a body down there, so she cant go ignored, league MVP Nneka Ogwumike said. We werent prepared for that.Courtney Vandersloot added 17 points and Clarissa Dos Santos had 10 for the fourth-seeded Sky, who have been playing without leading scorer and rebounder Elena Delle Donne. The 2015 league MVP underwent right thumb surgery on Sept. 13.We were confident going into this game because we knew they hadnt seen our best yet, Vandersloot said.Ogwumike had 16 of her 22 points in the first half and Kristi Toliver added 13 for the second-seeded Sparks, who won the first two games of the series at home by double digits.The Sparks made 6 of their 33 shots beyond the arc.Their zone affected us. We didnt adjust, two-time MVP Candace Parker said.Parker shot 3 for 14 from the field for nine points but grabbed 15 rebounds. She averaged 25 points in the other two games. League sixth woman of the year Jantel Lavender finished with six points for thee Sparks.ddddddddddddDefending champion and top-seeded Minnesota has a 2-0 lead over Phoenix in the other semifinal series, with Game 3 later Sunday.Toliver hit a 3 for a two-point Sparks lead with 1:30 left, but Boyette made two layups and Vandersloot hit a jumper for a four-point lead. Ogwumike missed a 3 with 8 seconds left, and Vandersloot made two free throws to seal it.The Sky opened the third quarter with a 17-6 run to take the lead. Ogwumike and Parker were scoreless in the third, when the Sky outscored Los Angeles 19-8.Our defensive intensity, we were able to stop them a little bit in the second half, Vandersloot said. They scored eight points in the third quarter, and thats unheard for a team that skilled and that many offensive threats.The Sparks led by 15 in the first half, but the Sky scored the final six points of the second quarter to pull within nine.We got up by a lot, and we got a little frazzled, Ogwumike said.Los Angeles won 95-75 and 99-84 in the other games.They were extremely hungry to win, Sparks coach Brian Agler said. We were like that in LA, but not quite like that here.TIP-INSSparks co-owner Magic Johnson was in attendance. ... The Sparks scored at least 93 points in four of their previous five meetings with Chicago. ... During the regular season, Los Angeles led the WNBA with a 48.7 percent field goal percentage, while the Sky topped the league in scoring at 86.2 points.STILL OUTDelle Donne has missed nine straight games. 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