Diablo 3 Media: head for good as Laval

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Thunders first home game since the NBA Finals turned into a showcase for a handful of training camp invitees trying to earn the final roster spot. Canadian national team member Andy Rautins scored 20 points, Serge Ibaka added 16 points and 10 rebounds and the Thunder beat the Charlotte Bobcats 120-98 in a preseason game on Tuesday night. "I think the main objective right now is to try to get better as a team. Wherever you fit in, you fit in," said Rautins, one of those trying to fill the 15th spot on the roster. "You just play your game and hope for the best outcome. I think collectively we had a solid effort tonight." Starters Kendrick Perkins (left wrist surgery) and Thabo Sefolosha (left quad contusion) and Sixth Man of the Year James Harden (strained left groin) were among those who sat out. That left plenty of minutes for Rautins, DeAndre Liggins, Daniel Orton, Hollis Thompson and Walker Russell to eat up. Liggins started in place of Sefolosha and Orton, Thompson and Russell all got playing time for the first time in the preseason. "Its working out well. The chemistry on the team is good," Rautins said. "Even though weve got 19-20 guys, I think everybody vibes well and whoevers on the floor is a cohesive unit. So, its fun." Ben Gordon scored 21 points and Ramon Sessions chipped in 18 for the Bobcats, who gave Kemba Walker the night off. "Weve got a whole new coaching staff, weve got five new players on the team. Were just trying to jell together," said ex-Thunder centre Byron Mullens, who went 4 for 10 on 3-pointers and scored 16 points. "We had summer league, but all the guys werent there of course because its summer league. "Were getting there. We had a really good first half. Weve just got to put two together." Three-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant scored 13 points in his most extensive playing time of the preseason, going 2 for 8 in the first half before hitting his first three shots as Oklahoma City pulled away after leading 57-53 at halftime. Durant and Russell Westbrook scored all the points during an 11-2 run midway through the third quarter that stretched Oklahoma Citys lead to 72-59. Both were on the bench throughout the fourth quarter, when Brooks let the training camp invitees loose. Rautins showed off his shooting, Liggins his perimeter defence, Orton his inside skills and Russell his ability to lead the team from the point. "We definitely have a lot of good choices. We have guys that can do things that the other guys cant," Brooks said. Hes not tipping his hand yet on who might get the last spot, with four preseason games still to go. "Its tough. 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Kyle Quinlan threw two touchdowns on 16-of-20 passing and added another score on the ground Saturday as the No. 1-ranked McMaster Marauders hammered the Waterloo Warriors 68-21 in Canadian university football play. Running back Jimmy Hill added a touchdown on 15 carriers for 125 yards as the defending Vanier Cup champions improved to 2-0. Kasean Davis-Reynolds rushed six times for 93 yards and touchdown, Wayne Moore chipped in with 11 carries for 67 yards and a score, while Sebastian Gladman-Saltarelli rounded out McMasters ground assault with nine carriers for 48 yards and a TD. Dahlin Brooks, Brad Fochesato and Tyler Loveday caught touchdown passes for the Marauders, while backup quarterback Marshall Ferguson was 8-of-11 passing for 129 yards and a TD. Elsewhere in the CIS it was: No. 5 Western 62, Toronto 7; No. 10 Manitoba 31, No. 8 Saskatchewan 28; No. 9 Acadia 21, Saint Marys 16; and York 47, Ottawa 36; No. 2 Rouge et Or 28, Gaiters 22; Gryphons 28, No. 7 Lancers 9; and No. 6 Golden Gaels 42, Golden Hawks 16. At Waterloo, Ont., the Marauders and Warriors were tied 7-7 after the first quarter before McMaster exploded for 37 points in the second to lead 44-7 at halftime. After Waterloo conceded a safety to hand McMaster a 9-7 lead, Quinlan ran in from a yard out to make it 16-7. Marauders linebacker Nicholas Shorthill followed that up by returning a Jamie Cook pass 30 yards for another TD. Quinlan then hooked up with Loveday and Brooks less than five minutes apart to make it 37-7. Davis added a 45-yard touchdown run with 12 seconds left in the half. Cook finished the day 14-of-22 for 130 yardss, a touchdown and two interceptions for Waterloo (0-2).dddddddddddd Nick Anapolsky and Paul Cecile caught TDs for the Warriors, while Ryan Di Risio added the other on the ground. No. 5 Mustangs 62, Varsity Blues 7 At Toronto, Donnie Marshall threw for 202 yards and two touchdown as Western (2-0) pummelled the Varsity Blues (1-1). Western running back Garret Sanvido added 103 yards and two TDs on 14 carries. --- No. 10 Bisons 31, No. 8 Huskies 28 At Winnipeg, Cam Clark threw for 317 yards and three touchdowns as the Bisons (2-0) upset Saskatchewan (1-1). --- No. 9 Axemen 21, Huskies 16 At Wolfville, N.S., Kyle Graves threw for 363 yards and a touchdown to go along with one interception as Acadia (1-0) downed Saint Marys (0-1). --- Lions 47, Gee-Gees 36 At Toronto, Kyle Exume rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns as York (1-1) defeated Ottawa (0-2). Lions quarterback Myles Gibbons was 23-of-39 passing for 341 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. He also added two TDs on the ground. --- No. 2 Rouge et Or 28, Gaiters 22 At Lennoxville, Que., Pascal Lochard 7-yard touchdown run in the third quarter tied the game and Boris Bede kicked a 41-yard field goal to pull ahead for good as Laval (2-0) rallied to avoid an upset against Bishops (0-2). --- Gryphons 28, No. 7 Lancers 9 At Windsor, Ont., Daniel Ferraro kicked four field goals as Guelph (1-1) upset the University of Windsor Lancers (1-1). --- No. 6 Golden Gaels 42, Golden Hawks 16 At Waterloo, Ont., Justin Chapdelaine caught 182 yards and one touchdown as Queens (2-0) spoiled the homer opener for Laurier (0-2). ' ' '

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