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Forward Shane Kersten has again lost his place in Geelongs AFL side as the finals loom. Air Max 1 Mens Sale .The Cats made one change for the Friday night blockbuster in Geelong against the Western Bulldogs, dropping Kersten and recalling ruckman Zac Smith.It is the second time in a month that Geelong have dropped Kersten, who has kicked 21 goals this season from 15 matches.Smith was a late withdrawal with soreness from last weeks big home win over Adelaide.Key defender Lachie Henderson remains out of the team as he recovers from concussion.While the Cats are settling their side, injuries forced the Bulldogs to make five changes.In a crucial blow, they lost veteran defenders Dale Morris (hamstring soreness) and Matthew Boyd (Achilles).Matt Suckling (Achilles) was another casualty, while Mitch Wallis (broken leg) and Jack Redpath (knee reconstruction) had season-ending operations during the week.There is some good news, with star forwards Jake Stringer and Luke Dahlhaus returning.Stringer missed last weekend with a shoulder problem, while Dahlhaus has recovered from the leg injury that had kept him out of the team since round 12.Zaine Cordy will also play his first senior game this season and the third of his career.He and Tom Boyd served club suspensions after a drunken fight at a pub last month that left Cordy needing medical attention.Jed Adcock and Joel Hamling are the other Bulldogs inclusions.It is a massive game for the two teams, with Geelong determined to honour Jimmy Bartels 300th game and Corey Enrights club-record 326th match with a win.The Bulldogs dropped out of the top four with last weeks upset loss to St Kilda and upsetting Geelong would be a significant morale boost. Nike Air Max 1 Mens .J. -- Seven games into a disappointing season, New York Giants defensive catalyst Jason Pierre-Paul is getting the feeling hes back. Nike Air Max 1 Trainers Sale . Perez, 35, posted a 1-2 record with a 3.69 earned-run average in 19 relief appearances last season. His season ended Aug. 9 due to a torn ligament in his left elbow. Perez joins infielder Andy LaRoche and catcher Mike Nickeas with minor-league agreements for 2014 that include invitations to attend spring training. http://www.discountairmax1sale.com/ . Batiste, who briefly signed with the Eskimos in 2006, has spent time with several NFL teams including the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. TEMPE, Ariz. -- Using a healthy dose of David Johnson, the Arizona Cardinals seemed to have righted their listing ship, just in time for a critical NFC West showdown with Seattle.The Cardinals methodical 28-3 victory over the New York Jets on Monday night lifted them to 3-3. There are 10 games to play, plenty of time to climb back into contention, but the schedule is daunting.First up is a Sunday night home game against the Seahawks, who at 5-1 are two games up on the Cardinals. Arizona never has beaten Seattle at home in coach Bruce Arians three seasons in the desert. The Cardinals have won twice in Seattle.Arians said he wouldnt dwell on where the Cardinals have lost in the past.It doesnt matter if its on the road or at home, weve got to beat them, he said. If were going to win the division, weve got to beat them.Just as they had the week before against San Francisco, the Cardinals won Monday night with a punishing running game.Johnson rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns, including a 58-yarder that finally gave Arizona a score in the first quarter.David had a heck of a ball game, said Arians, who usually picks out things to criticize about his star running back, and I might give him a game ball.The Cardinals rushed for 171 yards against a Jets team that entered the game second in the NFL against the run, allowing 68 yards per game.Arizona had perfect balance on offense -- 35 rushing plays and 35 passing plays. Although Arians has always been known for his passing game, he said hes always wanted to run the ball, too.Its the way we want to play, Arians said. Its always the way wanted to play. Run the football and play-action and take whatevers there. But we really havent changed our philosophy at all.With the Jets defense taking the long ball away, Arizona was content with short passes complemented by the ground game. One touchdown drive took 11 plays, two were 14-play marathons. The only time Carson Palmer threw long was on a free play after the Jets jumped offside. J.J. Nelsonn couldnt quite come up with the catch. Air Max 1 Sale. They made us get rid of the ball quick, Palmer said after the game. They did a number of things to put us in situations where the ball had to come out quick. I feel we normally have big chunk plays -- 15- and 20-yard pass plays. They forced us to get rid of it quick and we did a good job capitalizing in those situations.Johnson has rushed for 268 yards in the last two games. He leads the NFL with 833 yards from scrimmage and with eight touchdowns.Very pleased that we were able to run the football as well as we did against a really good front, Arians said. The interior guys did a heck of a job, because they throw a lot of stuff at them up the middle.Those interior guys included two new guards -- Earl Watford and John Wetzel -- who were playing due to injuries to starters Evan Mathis and Mike Iupati. Mathis was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury. Arians hopes Iupati, out with a sprained ankle, will be back against Seattle.Arians said a knee injury to wide receiver Jaron Brown was not as serious as first thought and he will be listed as day to day.First-round draft pick Robert Nkemdiche was active for the first time since the season opener and the big defensive tackle drew a `C grade from Arians.Hes overaggressive, Arians said. Play technique and just do your job. You dont have to be Superman just because youre a first-round pick. You dont have to go out there and get all crazy and get out of your gap.Overall, though, Arians praised the teams defensive effort in holding New York to only a field goal.The front defensive line was outstanding, penetrating and stopping the run and letting the linebackers play free, Arians said. Third-down defense was much better. 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