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Friday, September 23Cronulla Sharks ($2. Paul George Jersey .20) vs North Queensland Cowboys ($1.70), Allianz Stadium at 7:55pmTeam news: The week off has been timely for Cronulla -- the Sharks naming both explosive forward Sam?Tagataese and captain Paul Gallen; the skippers back injury has seen him on light duties but he has declared himself a certain starter after missing the qualifying final in week one.Joseph Paulo will miss the game with a knee injury while Wade Graham should play but has been monitored since suffering concussion early in the win against Canberra.Cowboys forward Ethan Lowe has already been ruled out for the season and will undergo spinal surgery this week. Co-captain Matt Scott continues to nurse a back injury but has been named, while the premiers will be boosted by the return of centre Kane Linnett. Winger Antonio Winterstein has however been ruled out with his place taken by Javid Bowen.Key head-to-head: Jason Taumalolo vs Paul GallenThis clash will be a worth the price of admission alone and threatens to shake the very foundations of Allianz Stadium.Its the young bull in Jason Taumalolo against the old warhorse in Paul Gallen. The toughness of the Sharks veteran can never be questioned but Im not sure it will be enough to get the better of the Cowboys wrecking ball.Taumalolo credits Gallen as the player he idolises more than any other and both have racked up an average of more than 160 metres with the ball each game this season.This could possibly be Gallens last big chance to ice his glittering career with a premiership and it might just be possible if he can conquer Taumalolo on Friday night.Sharks:?1. Ben Barba 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Jack Bird 4. Ricky Leutele 5. Valentine Holmes 6. James Maloney 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Michael Ennis 10. Matt Prior 11. Luke Lewis 12. Wade Graham 13. Paul Gallen (c)?Interchange:?14. Gerard Beale 15. Chris Heighington 16. Kurt Capewell 17. Jason Bukuya 18. Sam TagataeseCowboys:?1. Lachlan Coote 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin ONeill 4. Kane Linnett 5. Javid Bowen 6. Michael Morgan 7. Johnathan Thurston (c) 8. Matt Scott (c) 9. Jake Granville 10. James Tamou 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo Interchange: 14. Rory Kostjasyn 15. John Asiata 16. Scott Bolton 17. Ben HannantKey Stats:?The Cowboys eliminated the Sharks from last years finals series with a 39-0 beltingThe Sharks have a 51 percent winning record at Allianz Stadium but have won their last four there?The Cowboys have won just six of 21 at Allianz Stadium, havent won there since 2010 and lost their only clash against the Sharks at the venueUBET verdict:?$2.20 Sharks, $1.70 CowboysOne of the rare occasions where the side who had the week off (Cronulla) are at home in Week 3 of the finals and find themselves as the outsiders. The Sharks have only won four of their last 11 matches against the Cowboys, but they are a much better side this season. The Cowboys put in another wonderful performance last week in their win over Brisbane, with JT the catalyst behind that. Many think that game, and extra time played, may well have sapped the energy out of the Cowboys for this week. Interesting comments, but punters have brushed that aside as North Queensland go in as favourites.Weather:?Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of a morning shower and a temperature of 17 degrees at kick-off.Prediction:?A preliminary final isnt exactly unfamiliar territory for Cronulla but they are unfamiliar with winning them. The Sharks have lost at this stage of the finals on six previous occasions since their last grand final appearance in 1978.?The Sharks are a better side than the team that were thumped 39-0 by the Cowboys in last years finals series, but I am not certain they have improved enough to exact revenge on the reigning premiers.I believe North Queensland have too many weapons, too much big game experience and they also have the two JTs -- in my opinion Johnathan Thurston is the best back in the world and Jason Taumalolo is the best forward in the world and that alone makes it too hard to tip against the Cowboys.Tip: Cowboys by 8Enter your ESPNfootytips NRL selections Joe Young Jersey . With their top three point guards and Kobe Bryant all sidelined by injury, the Lakers signed Marshall out of the D-League on Friday before their home game against Minnesota. Myles Turner Jersey . 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Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, who called his final Los Angeles Dodgers game on Oct. 2 after 67 years in the booth, was at the White House on Tuesday to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama.Scully, who turns 89 next week, was one of 21 individuals to earn the nations highest civilian honor, bestowed upon those who make significant cultural contributions to the United States or international contributions in the areas of culture or world peace.Scully, a 1982 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, arrived in Washington on Monday morning with his wife, Sandra, before sharing a moment with White House press secretary and Dodgers fan Josh Earnest, who last week called Scully to inform him of the award.Among those receiving the Medal of Freedom alongside Scully were NBA greats Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, as well as musician Bruce Springsteen. Some of the other honorees included Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Bill aand Melinda Gates, Lorne Michaels and Tom Hanks. Mark Jackson Jersey. President Obama spoke for nearly an hour while citing each individual, and introduced Scully by calling him one of baseballs signature sounds. The Commander in Chief jokingly said he considered having Scully announce each recipient instead of him.The ceremony concluded with Obama inviting each individual up to the podium so that he could place the actual Medal of Freedom around their necks while an official narrator offered further words of praise. Scully appeared emotional as he shook Obamas hand and bowed his head while returning to his seat.Scully joined the Dodgers in 1950, when the team was still based in Brooklyn. 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