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CHARLOTTE, N. Grey Air Jordan 12 Retro .C. - For a while Sunday, it seemed as though picking up a first down — let alone scoring a touchdown — was a monumental chore for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Such has been the case this season for Lovie Smiths team.The Bucs failed to break the 17-point barrier for the 11th time this season, Josh McCown had three turnovers and the Bucs lost for the ninth time in the past 10 games 19-17 to Carolina.It feels like we have run the ball and thrown the ball effectively at times, but weve got to be able to do it on the same day — and weve just not done that, McCown said.On Sunday, Smith said, The passing game could never get totally into sync with it.McCown was limited to 154 yards passing. He fumbled twice on sacks and was intercepted on a last-second heave backed up near his own end zone.The Bucs offence was completely ineffective in the third quarter, limited to minus-2 yards on their first four possessions of the third quarter. A sack-fumble by McCown at his own 4 led to Carolinas go-ahead touchdown.That was really what I think tilted the game was the third quarter — that slow start, McCown said.That, and turnovers.The Bucs (2-12) turned it over three times — all in the second half. But Smith refused to pin the teams problems on his veteran quarterback.Were always talking about securing the ball and you want the quarterback to do that, Smith said. But its on a lot more than the quarterback when he gets sacked.Meanwhile, the Panthers are not giving up on the possibility of winning the NFC South with a losing record.Derek Anderson threw for 277 yards and a touchdown, Graham Gano kicked four field goals and the Panthers stayed alive in the NFC South playoff race.The win, coupled with Atlantas loss to Pittsburgh, left the Panthers (5-8-1) ahead of New Orleans in the division by percentage points. The Saints (5-8) play the Chicago Bears on Monday night.If the Panthers win the division, they will be only the second NFL team to do so with a losing record in a non-strike-shortened season. The 2010 Seattle Seahawks were the other team to accomplish that feat.Its pretty crazy, Panthers tight end Greg Olsen said. But were not going to apologize for it.Anderson completed 25 of 40 passes and improved to 2-0 as a starter in place of Cam Newton, who missed the game while recovering from a car accident Tuesday that left him with two fractures in his lower back.Olsen tied a career high with 10 catches for 110 yards, and rookie Kelvin Benjamin had eight grabs for 104 yards.The Panthers reached or started in Tampa Bay territory on every drive, but managed just one touchdown and settled for five field-goal attempts.They came in ranked 27th in red zone offence.The game turned on the opening drive of the second half when Carolina defensive ends Charles Johnson and Mario Addison converged to sack McCown at the Tampa Bay 4, jarring the ball loose. Kawann Short recovered, setting up a 2-yard touchdown pass from Anderson to Jerricho Cotchery to give Carolina a 16-10 lead they would never relinquish.The Panthers had plenty of chances to build on that lead in the third quarter, but struggled to do so.Jonathan Stewart fumbled at the Tampa Bay 3 on Carolinas next possession and Akeem Spence recovered, keeping it a one-possession game. It was Stewarts first fumble since 2010.Two other Carolina drives faltered just outside of field-goal range.The Panthers finally got a 38-yard field goal from Gano to push the lead to 19-10 after Olsen caught his 10th pass on third-and-long to get Carolina into position.The Bucs, limited to a combined minus-2 yards on their first four possessions in the third quarter, broke through late in the fourth quarter. McCown led an 11-play, 80-yard touchdown drive, running 16 yards for the score with 3:11 left.The Bucs led 10-9 at halftime behind an 8-yard touchdown pass from McCown to Mike Evans, the rookie receivers 11th TD catch of the season.Tampa Bay entered without three defensive starters before losing defensive tackle Gerald McCoy to a knee injury late in the first quarter. He did not return.NOTES: Doug Martin ran for 96 yards on 14 carries, most of those coming on a 63-yard jaunt in the first half. ... Tampa Bay entered without three defensive starters and lost defensive tackle Gerald McCoy to a hyperextended knee late in the first quarter. He did not return. ... Stewarts fumble was his first since 2010.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL ;Wholesale Air Jordans For Sale . The 27-year-old hit .209 in 86 at-bats last year after missing the 2010 season following surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Cheap Jordan 12 Wings For Sale . - Jerome Verrier scored the winner 8:24 into overtime and Louis-Phillip Guindon stopped 46 shots as the Drummondville Voltigeurs edged the host Val-dOr Foreurs 4-3 on Friday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff action. HOUSTON -- After a tough June where Justin Upton has hit under .200, the Atlanta Braves hope the last two games are an indication that hell get back to where he was earlier this season. Upton homered for the second straight game and drove in three runs and Alex Wood pitched seven scoreless innings to help the Braves to a 4-0 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. "When he gets hot like this its really, really something to watch," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Hopefully this is the beginning of one of those big runs that he can give us." Upton is hitting just .185 this month, but his average for the season is .272 after a great start to the year. "Im seeing the ball and hitting it, thats about it," Upton said. "Ive gotten some good pitches to hit and Ive put good swings on them." Shae Simmons and Juan Jaime finished the three-hitter as the Astros were shut out for the 10th time this season. The Braves had just two hits when Upton launched his 16th homer, a two-run shot into the bullpen in right-centre, to make it 3-0 in the seventh inning. Collin McHugh (4-6) had plunked Jason Heyward to set up things for Upton. Upton drove in Atlantas first run on a sacrifice fly in the second inning. He joked that Wood owed him a treat of some kind for providing most of the offence in the win. "Just maybe get an ice cream cone or something," Upton said with a laugh. "Theyve got some good ice cream in there, at least get a scoop of ice cream." Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman left in the eighth after being hit by a pitch on what appeared to be his right elbow. He was examined by a doctor and said he was fine and hoped the swelling wasnt too bad on Thursday so he could play. Wood (6-6) was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to make his first start since May 4 after appearing in 11 games out of the bullpen in his last stint with the Braves. He allowed three hits and struck out four with one walk. "He did a nice job," Gonzalez said. "Mixed all his pitches ... his breaking ball, his fastball, threw some nice change ups." Gonzalez was encouraged by Woods performaance in filling in for Gavin Floyd, who had surgery this week after breaking a bone in his throwing elbow. White Air Jordan 12 Retro. Simmons and Jaime struck out two apiece in a hitless inning apiece. McHugh struck out nine in his third straight loss. "He made a mistake to a really good hitter, and he didnt miss it," manager Bo Porter said of Uptons homer. "But outside of that one pitch, I feel like he was in complete control of the game the entire time." B.J. Upton doubled and took third on a balk before scoring on a groundout by Tommy La Stella to push Atlantas lead to 4-0 in the eighth. Evan Gattis doubled to start the second and scored on the one-out sacrifice fly by Justin Upton. McHugh walked a pair in the fourth inning, but the Braves didnt get another hit until Freeman singled with two outs in the sixth. Freeman was tagged out trying to stretch it into a double to end the inning. Dexter Fowler hit a leadoff double in the first, and was thrown out at third trying to advance on Jose Altuves grounder. Houston didnt get another runner until rookie Jon Singleton snapped an 0-for-17 skid with a ground-rule double to right-centre field with two outs in the fourth. The ball got lodged under the wall and Singleton was already heading toward home when he was called back to second base. Wood got right back on track after Singletons hit and set down the next five Astros before walking Fowler with one out in the sixth. George Springer singled with two outs to put runners at the corners, but Wood struck out Singleton to escape the jam. NOTES: Braves LHP Ryan Buchter was optioned to Gwinnett to make room for Wood on the roster. ... The Astros recalled OF L.J. Hoes from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned OF Robbie Grossman there before the game. ... Atlanta RHP David Carpenter, on the disabled list with a strained right biceps, felt good after throwing a bullpen on Tuesday and is scheduled to throw another one on Thursday. ... SS Carlos Correa, Houstons top prospect and the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft, had season-ending surgery on Wednesday after breaking his right fibula. ' ' '
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