11) The last NFL team to lose a game this season, assuming there isnt an undefeated record on the horizon, will be the Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals or Philadelphia Eagles. Cheap Buffalo Sabres Jerseys . Prior to the season, if I had asked you to nominate 10 teams as the ones most likely to stay undefeated the longest, would any of those three have made your list?12) Should LA Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw win the National Leagues MVP award? I am not in favour of pitchers being considered unless there is no other logical choice, but there really isnt, and when Kershaw pitches, the Dodgers know that if they can score four runs, they will win. And they know that three or two or one might be good enough. That makes Kershaw mighty valuable.13) In the proud history of the Montreal Canadiens, captains have included Toe Blake, Jean Beliveau, Maurice and Henri Richard, Serge Savard, Yvan Cournoyer, Bob Gainey and Saku Koivu. Even if the current Habs roster doesnt include a player who has yet risen to that level, shouldnt the Canadiens have one captain instead of four players who share the honour?14) Modern-day baseball analysts are fond of dismissing the significance of a pitchers won-lost record. Okay, I get it, but in trying to explain the Baltimore Orioles successful season, doesnt the 16-5 record of Wei-yin Chen count for something?15) TV banners can be awfully corny, but can you really argue with one that says the Hamilton Ticats are "rolling up the wins" with their 3-0 record at Tim Hortons Field?16) Not that the Vancouver Canucks are new to goaltending controversy, but this is different. With Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider gone, the Canucks goalies are Ryan Miller, Eddie Lack and Jacob Markstrom. Coach Willie Desjardins says he is comfortable with the idea of carrying all three into the season. Really? If healthy, Miller is good for 60-70 games. So the third guy, likely Markstrom, would be uncomfortable with the idea, wouldnt you say? 17) Was Gary Bettman kidding when he said a second NHL team in Toronto would be a bad idea because its media coverage would be dwarfed by that afforded the Maple Leafs? The idea of a second Toronto team is a constant source of media discussion. Imagine if it actually existed. 17) What is worse for a general manager than the team blowing games? The GM blowing money, of course. After the Atlanta Braves lost their 14th of 18 games in September to be officially eliminated from playoff contention, general manager Frank Wren was fired. Among the contracts he leaves behind is B.J. Uptons 5-year, $75 million deal that has three years remaining. An outfielder who hits barely above the .200 mark, Upton has come to be considered one of the least productive rich players in baseball history.18) Will we say that Masahiro Tanaka is the first pitcher to recover from successful non-Tommy John surgery?19) When Anquan Boldin rips NFL officials and blames them for the San Francisco 49ers 1-2 record, does Roger Goodell put him on a list of players he would have suspended in any other year but cant worry about this year?20) Perhaps the Derek Jeter farewell tour has been over the top, but wont he be missed when we try to find another example of how an athlete should conduct his career? Dale Hawerchuk Jersey .Y. -- The Detroit Red Wings had just enough time to salvage a point. Cheap Sabres Jerseys China . Dalton completed his only pass and led the Bengals to a touchdown in his only drive -- one that took four minutes to finish -- and the Cincinnati Bengals ended the preseason with a 27-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night.NEW YORK, N.Y. - Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers have knocked Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees off baseballs payroll perch, part of an off-season spending spree that has the average salary approaching $4 million for the first time. The Dodgers are ending the Yankees 15-year streak as baseballs biggest spenders and as of Tuesday had a projected payroll of $235 million, according to study of all major league contracts by The Associated Press. New York, which last failed to top the payroll rankings in 1998, was a distant second at $203 million. After that, it was another huge gap to Philadelphia at $180 million, followed by Boston at $163 million and Detroit at $162 million. Houston is last at $45 million, up from $27 million at the start of last year, and Miami at $48 million remains 29th. Some large-market teams are among the smaller spenders, with the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs projected at $89 million, ranked 22nd and 23rd. Rodriguez, who holds the record for the largest deal in baseball history at $275 million over 10 years, is suspended for the season for violations of baseballs drug agreement and labour contract. Because of the ban, he will earn only $2,868,852 of his $25 million salary — 21 days pay for the 183-day season. Greinke would have become the highest-paid player, even if Rodriguez was getting all his cash. The pitcher has a $24 million salary in the second season of his $147 million, six-year contract, and because he can opt out of the deal after the 2015 season, baseballs accounting rules call for his $12 million signing bonus to be prorated over the first three seasons. "Weve got great ownership and a great fan base, and we need to do what we can to win games," Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said last week in Sydney, where Los Angeles swept its opening, two-game series against Arizona. "I dont think the guys worry about it. I know we dont worry about it," Colletti said. "Were expected to win, and thats how we go about it. Money doesnt mean you win. Money just means you have a chance to get the best players." As of Tuesday, the average salary projected to be between $3.95 million and $4 million, with the final figure depending on how many players are put on the disabled list byy the time opening-day rosters are finalized at 3 p. Robin Lehner Jersey. m. Sunday. That translates to a rise of 8 to 10 per cent from last years opening average of $3.65 million and would be the largest increase since 2006 or possibly even 2001. "Im not surprised. With the type of revenues clubs are enjoying these days, the average salaries are going to go up," New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. Illustrating the rate of escalation, the opening-day average was $1.07 million when Derek Jeter first reached the major leagues in 1995, broke the $2 million mark in 2001 and spurted past $3 million in 2008. "I think its great. I think it just shows the game is growing, fan interest is there," said Jeter, the Yankees captain who is retiring at the end of this season. "The business of baseball seems like its booming pretty good right now." The average U.S. wage in 2012 was $42,498, according to the Social Security Administration, the latest figure available and an annual increase of 3.12 per cent. Following Greinke on the highest-paid list are Philadelphias Ryan Howard and Cliff Lee at $25 million, the Yankees CC Sabathia at $24.3 million, and Seattles Robinson Cano and Texas Prince Fielder at $24 million each. The APs figures include salaries and prorated shares of signing bonuses and other guaranteed income for players on active rosters, disabled lists and the restricted list. For some players, parts of deferred money are discounted to reflect current values. Payroll figures factor in adjustments for cash transactions in trades, signing bonuses that are the responsibility of the club agreeing to the contract, option buyouts, and termination pay for released players. For instance, the Yankees are receiving $18.6 million from the Los Angeles Angels to cover most of the $21 million due to outfielder Vernon Wells, who has been released, and $13 million from the Chicago Cubs to pay most of the $18 million owed outfielder Alfonso Soriano. The Mets payroll include buyouts to Johan Santana ($4.9 million present value) and Jason Bay ($2.7 million present value). ___ AP Sports Writer Dennis Passa and AP freelance writers Mark Didtler and Jon Santucci contributed to this report. 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