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VANCOUVER – Last week, receiver Geroy Simon was looking to put his name in the CFLs history books. Courtney Upshaw Jersey . This week, he and the rest of the B.C. Lions are looking for redemption against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday night. Watch the game live on TSN at 10pm et/7pm pt. Simon set the CFLs all-time receiving record in B.C.s season-opening win over Winnipeg. But he and his teammates are dissatisfied with recent efforts against Hamilton. The Ticats have won four of the past five-regular-season meetings between the teams dating to 2009. Including playoffs, the Southern Ontario squad is 4-2 against B.C. in the same time span. “Were looking to play better against these guys,” said Simon after a walk-through Thursday at B.C. Place Stadium. “We havent played particularly well the last couple of years. Theyve had our number, so were looking to turn the tide and get a victory.” Simon is looking forward to a more normal game after being the centre of attention before and after eclipsing retired Bomber great Milt Stegalls record. Most of Simons friends and family have gone home following the history-setting night, when he caught five passes for 105 yards in the Grey Cup rematch to reach 15,192 yards for his career. Two friends are coming in from Winnipeg for Fridays contest, when the Lions will pay him a longer tribute during a special half-time ceremony. But Simon expects to be able to concentrate better against Hamilton. “Things are back to normal,” he said. “Im feeling good. Im ready to go. Hardly no distractions, so Im ready to rock and roll.” But the Lions have not been able to produce much in the way of a melody against Tiger-Cats lately. Hamilton went 2-0 against the Lions last season, beating them 39-31 in July. The loss was the fourth of five straight season-opening setbacks for the Lions. B.C. soon turned its fortunes around, winning 11 of its next 12 games en route to the sixth Grey Cup in franchise history. But the Lions have still not solved the Ticats puzzle. The lone loss in the late-season surge was to Hamilton — in the form of a 42-10 whitewashing. No other team has beaten B.C. since then. Simon, who routinely amasses more than 100 receiving yards per game, has been limited to double-digit yardage in the past six games, five in the regular season and one in the playoffs, between the clubs. “I think Ive played okay,” said Simon, who was held to 42 yards in their last meeting, in October. “I could have have played better. I got a couple big hits on me last year, in the last game we played in Hamilton. But last year was last year. Im looking to gain on the momentum that we achieved last week.” B.C. tailback Andrew Harris also hopes to pick up on the momentum of last week and late last season, when he emerged as a starter en route to being named top Canadian in the Grey Cup. But he is also looking for some redemption against Hamilton. Last season, he was still a backup in the first game in July and did not play much in a 39-31 loss, managing a respectable 13 yards on two carries. In the second game, he was sidelined with a shoulder injury in the second quarter after gaining 40 yards on just three carries. “Im just hoping to get a full game and, at the end of the game, two points,” said Harris. Rookie B.C. offensive guard Matt Norman is also looking to redeem himself after struggling in his CFL debut. He started against the Bombers but played spariningly in the second half. “Its a fast, big, strong league,” he said. “Youre playing against smart football players. Obviously, theres going to be a learning curve, which there is to anything. So Im just going to keep plugging away.” New Lions coach Mike Benevides, who was around for the previous losses as an assistant, hopes B.C. has learned a few lessons from their most recent encounters with Hamilton. He said the Lions must get out to a much better and more aggressive start than they did previously. Benevides attributes the Lions struggles with the Ticats to several factors, not the least of which is familiarity. Several ex-Lions wearing yellow and black have come back to haunt B.C. Most have gone, but hard-hitting linebackers Jamall Johnson and Markeith Knowlton remain. Quarterback Travis Lulay expects the duo to be part of constant pressure that he will face from a difficult Hamiton defence. He also wants the Lions to cut down on their penalties after seeing four first downs nullified by infractions against Winnipeg. The Ticats are also looking for redemption after losing 43-16 to Saskatchewan in their season opener under new coach George Cortez. But Benevides and Lulay contend, as with their 33-13 win over Winnipeg, the game was much closer than the score indicated. “Theyre stung a little bit about how the first week went, and we know how this is, to come off a loss and come back after the first half of last season,” said Lulay. “This an important week for them, so we know well get a great effort from them.” Notes: Lions offensive guard Jon Hameister-Ries, who missed two practices this week because of lingering effects of a knee injury suffered in training camp, will be a game-time decision. Fellow B.C. guard Dean Valli (knee). … The B.C. Place roof will be open. The Lions have pledged to let fans know the roofs status earlier so that they can dress accordingly. … Knowlton will return to Hamiltons starting lineup after being used as a backup last week. Haloti Ngata Camo Jersey . Seven people were injured, one with a knife wound, in the attack early Thursday at a pub in Campo de Fiori square. Witnesses said the hooligans shouted “Jew” during the attack. Tottenham is known for having a large Jewish fan base from north London. Torrey Smith Pink Jersey . — The NFL said Monday that a 30-yard touchdown run by Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams against the Washington Redskins should not have counted because of an inadvertent whistle. . “We may have fallen short yesterday, but we never feel sorry for ourselves and never make excuses,” the teams managing general partner said in a statement Friday. “Great teams — and organizations — use disappointment as a motivation for future improvements and success,” he said. Marshal Yanda Jersey . Goran Dragic had 13 points and six assists for the Suns, who won two of their last three. Jordan Hamilton scored 15 points and Kenneth Faried added 12 for the Nuggets, who were without starters Danilo Gallinari and Andre Iguodala. Ray Lewis Camo Jersey .Peterson won her first match of the competition with a 10-9 victory over Anna Bentley of Great Britain in the opening round.It was the first Olympic Games appearance for the 28-year-old Peterson. SEATTLE — Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks took control of the clock and the scoreboard in the second half, shutting down Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys. Lynch ran for 122 yards and a 3-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, Seattles special teams came up with two huge first-quarter plays that led to 10 points, and the Seahawks beat the Cowboys 27-7 on Sunday. Michael Robinson forced Felix Jones to fumble on the opening kickoff that led to a short field goal, and Malcolm Smith blocked Chris Jones punt which Jeron Johnson returned for a touchdown to give Seattle (1-1) a 10-0 lead in less than 5 minutes. Rookie Russell Wilson threw for 151 yards in his first NFL victory, directing a 90-yard scoring drive in the third quarter capped by a 22-yard touchdown strike to Anthony McCoy to give Seattle a 20-7 lead. Romo threw a 22-yard TD to Miles Austin in the second quarter, but that was the only sustained drive the Cowboys (1-1) could mount on the Seahawks stout defence. Lynch finished with 26 carries and ran for 104 yards in the second half as Seattle dominated possession. He had a dynamic 36-yard run in the third quarter, carrying tacklers in the open field, and Seattle rebounded from its season opening loss at Arizona where the Seahawks failed to score in the closing seconds. Wilson was 15 of 20 passing, including 6 of 8 in the second half, and a passer rating of 112.7. Steven Hauschka kicked field goals of 21 and 25 yards for the Seahawks. Romo finished 23 of 40 for 251 yards, but was able to direct only one scoring drive despite having extra time to prepare for the Seahawks. Dallas was trying to open the season with consecutive wins for the first time since 2008, but now heads home to face Tampa Bay wondering if theyre more like the team that knocked off the New York Giants in the season opener or the one that flopped in Seattle. Romo was trying to put in the past the demons of his last visit to Seattle — the 2006 NFC wild-card game where Romo bobbled the snap of a poteential game-winning field goal in the final minutes then was tripped up on his way to the end zone short of the winning score. Ray Lewis Limited Jersey. For all the victories Romo has earned for the Cowboys since, that bobble remains a defining chapter in his career. Dallas early special teams meltdown didnt help Romo in erasing those memories, but he was guilty of mistakes himself. Down 10-0, the Cowboys drove to the Seattle 24, only to see Romo make a rushed decision to throw into traffic where his pass was intercepted by Brandon Browner. Romo nearly had two other passes intercepted and never was able to mount a drive of longer than 45 yards in the second or third quarters as Seattle took control. Dallas had 112 total yards in the first quarter and just 184 over the final three quarters — 51 of those coming in the final minute of the game. Kevin Ogletree, a star with two touchdowns in the Cowboys opener, was held without a reception. From the opening kickoff, Romo and the Cowboys were playing from behind. Jones fumble was recovered by Earl Thomas at the Dallas 29. The Seahawks drove to the 3, but Wilsons third down pass for Sidney Rice was nearly intercepted by Bruce Carter and Seattle settled for the first of two short field goals from Hauschka. Dallas went three-and-out on its first possession with the drive stalling after Witten dropped a third down pass. The Cowboys punt barely left Jones foot as Smith reached out with his right hand to block the kick, which one-hopped perfectly into the hands Johnson, who strolled in for the Seahawks second blocked punt return for a touchdown in their last six games dating to last season. Seattle played without left tackle Russell Okung, who suffered a bone bruise in his left knee late in the Week 1 loss at Arizona. Without Okung, the duty of keep DeMarcus Ware off the back of Wilson fell to Frank Omiyale and he did a more than serviceable job. Other than pressuring Wilson on a deep pass for Golden Tate in the first half, Wares name was rarely mentioned. ‘ ‘ ‘

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