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(The Sports Xchange) - A day of losses concluded with a win for the Seattle Mariners when they beat the Chicago White Sox 2-0 at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday. Paced by a dominant performance from right-hander Taijuan Walker, the Mariners evened the series at a game apiece despite struggling to convert scoring opportunities into runs for the second straight night. "He shut them down," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said of Walker.

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AFL: North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs - live!

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That Roughead goal

Roughead found a way to get boot to ball here. #AFLNorthDogs http://t.co/ceZURxrVKC

Quarter time - North Melbourne 1.5 (11) vs Western Bulldogs 1.3 (9)

Oof, North have a couple more chances before the siren sounds and the best of them was to Petrie after he gathered a loose ball 35 metres from goal, but both end up being minor scores. With 12 seconds on the clock the Dogs have a bounce 20 metres from goal but North hold firm to deny a score.

Bulldogs goal - 1st quarter (1:38 remaining) North Melbourne 1.3 (9) vs Western Bulldogs 1.3 (9)

The main concern for North right now is that they’ve mostly outplayed the Dogs in this term but failed to make it count on the scoreboard. Robbie Tarrant is putting on a defensive clinic to destroy Dogs forward Jack Redpath but at the other end things are breaking down as the Roos go forward.

No goal but I better give you an update - 1st quarter (4:09 remaining) North Melbourne 1.3 (9) vs Western Bulldogs 0.3 (3)

Now Shaun Higgins gets in on the act for the Roos, losing Jason Johannisen across half-forward to mark in space but in a very un-Shaun Higgins moment he hits the post with a set shot I was already penciling into the goals column of my Football Record. Then Ben Brown repeats the dose from point blank range - a terrible miss that he somehow manages to make look brilliant because he’s Ben Brown. Brown looks like he might go off on one today, which would be fun.

Full Time: The Hawks were too good, winning 21.8.128 - 9.8.62 | #AFLHawksLions pic.twitter.com/opOm9MO5yW

Kangaroos goal - 1st quarter (11:35 remaining) North Melbourne 1.1 (7) vs Western Bulldogs 0.2 (2)

This game is in dire need of some excitement so up steps Ben Brown, throwing his limbs and hair around across half forward to mark and then spear a pass inside 50 to Drew Petrie. Big Petrie marks that in front of Dale Morris and then threads his set shot from 25 metres out. We’re away!

No goal yet but I better give you an update - 1st quarter (12:42 remaining) North Melbourne 0.1 (1) vs Western Bulldogs 0.2 (2)

Aaaand we’re away. The Dogs go forward early but North repel that move nicely with a big mark to Tarrant and soon the ball’s been flashed down the other end where Taylor Garner marks strongly and from 48 metres out, but misses to the right for the first score of the day.

The Toss

Bob Murphy wins it for the Dogs and kicks to the Coventry End, which is great news for fans of 1920s style football.

Our teams today

North Melbourne

Preamble

Hello and welcome to today’s live AFL action from Etihad Stadium, where North Melbourne take on the Bulldogs. Tis indeed I, Russell Jackson, bringing you this one live from Live Blog HQ where an actual bulldog puppy sits beside me, alternating between sleeping and, well, doing what bulldog puppies do. Hopefully that’s not an omen for the Sons of the Scray but it’ll keep me on my toes at the very least.

Higgo readying himself for game 150 v the old club. Also his 21st match of the season, a career high #aflnorthdogs pic.twitter.com/0aR5GWiSDq

Arise, AFL watchers, shake your chains to earth like dew, because this one should be worth a gander.

Our eyes and ears for the next few hours is the redoubtable Russell Jackson; he’ll be here shortly to take you through every point, as it happens, live and unadulterated.

Let’s be honest, this round is mostly the football equivalent of elevator music but on Saturday afternoon at Etihad Stadium, two buoyant and threatening finals sides – North Melbourne and the Bulldogs - will square off in a game that won’t necessarily affect their finals destination as much as better establish their place among the next-best. The Bulldogs have barely played a decent, in-form side since the first two months of the season and last week against the Eagles got a firm reminder of the gulf between being a contender and being merely very good. Statistically the 77-point loss appeared a mauling but throughout they at least showed how dangerous their counter-attacking game could be if wedded to sterner defensive efforts.

North did pretty much the opposite, upsetting ladder-leading Fremantle to extend their winning streak to seven and going a little of the way to rubbishing the argument that they’ve only capable of beating up on inferior sides. The elephant in the room, both literally and figuratively, is Roos ruckman and Brownlow medal contender Todd Goldstein, who probably took one look at Nic Naitanui and Callum Sinclair demoralising a succession of makeshift Buldogs ruckmen last week and penciled himself in for another three-voter here. Poor Lin Jong, he never really stood a chance.

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Hayne another Aussie taking US sports by storm
WHEN I was in high school, just before the arrival of the Second Fleet, an American teacher would pass on the copies of Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News that his father had posted to him.

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Doctor: RG III not cleared to return for Redskins
Doctor: RG III not cleared to return for Redskins

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Keeping their cool
The Pirates were able to pull off a sneaky-tough win on Thursday and get out of Miami with three out of four. You may have thought that the Bucs could coast again with Cole on the mound and the Marlins looking as awful as ever, but it’s rarely that easy. Cole did his job, no doubt […]

The Pirates were able to pull off a sneaky-tough win on Thursday and get out of Miami with three out of four. You may have thought that the Bucs could coast again with Cole on the mound and the Marlins looking as awful as ever, but it’s rarely that easy.

Cole did his job, no doubt about that. His last two starts have been exactly what we wanted to see following a bit of a rough stretch – he looks to be “back” (if you could really say that he ever left). And he finally grabbed that 15th win, which had been eluding him for quite some time. He deserved one last time out and the bullpen couldn’t close it out – this time, Tony Watson and Mark Melancon stepped up in the eighth and ninth to lock things down. Watson got two clutch outs with RISP after Cole left in the eighth, and Melancon picked up save number 41 after a big DP cleaned up a leadoff hit.

Francisco Cervelli was in the middle of most of the action early – his triple led to the Bucs’ first run, then he bounced out with the bases loaded next time up to strand three. Earlier in that AB, he had a pretty bad strike call go against him. Then when he got back behind the plate, this happened:

But hey, Chris Stewart and Cole have worked well together all year – and did so again here – so no big deal, right? Maybe Cervelli needs to calm down a little bit – we’ve seen him get in to it with umps maybe a little too much on occasion – but this also probably falls in to the #UmpShow category.

Oh, and this Pedro Alvarez homer was downright absurd. Off a lefty, yes (which actually isn’t a huge surprise right now – he’s somehow managed to hit well in limited work vs LHP’s this year)…but to go over that absurdly deep AND high wall in CF at Marlins Park…whoa. And it turned out to be the difference.

The Pirates are on pace for 99 wins. Ninety-nine.

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