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Former Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz went big in showing his appreciation for the teams fans. Air Max 1 Clearance Uk .?Ruiz bought an ad on a billboard along I-95 to say he wont forget Philadelphia and its fans anytime soon.?The billboard reads: I loved playing for you. You will always be in my heart. Thank you, Philly! -Chooch?As if Phillies fans needed another reason to love their longtime backstop.Ruiz spent 11 seasons with the Phillies, making his major league debut with the team in 2006. He was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers?on Aug. 25 in exchange for fellow veteran catcher A.J. Ellis. Both were clubhouse favorites for their former teams.-- Alex Tekip Air Max 1 Online Shop . Dallas hasnt ruled out the star quarterback for Sunday nights game against Philadelphia, but all signs point to Romos back injury pushing Kyle Orton into the starting role after two years of limited play as the backup. Surely Ortons name isnt the first that comes to mind for fans wanting a change after years of damaging interceptions, fumbles or, most infamously, the field goal flub when Romo dropped the snap on a kick that could have won his first playoff game in 2006. Air Max 1 Sale Cheap . -- Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Alrdridge were again the go-to duo for the Trail Blazers against the Kings. . Robinson finished with 17 points, all but two in the second half, and Lawson had 14 after halftime and finished with a game-high 11 assists as the Nuggets handed Dallas its first home loss in eight games this season. J.J. Hickson led Denver with 22, and Kenneth Faried added 10 points and 10 rebounds. COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri hosts Middle Tennessee State in the schools 105th homecoming game and the Tigers would dearly like it to be a celebration.Missouri (2-4, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) is coming off consecutive road losses to LSU and Florida. The Tigers allowed a combined 705 rushing yards in those games as well as seven rushing touchdowns.The Blue Raiders (4-2, 2-1 Conference USA) are a pass-heavy offense, led by quarterback Brent Stockstill, who is 179 of 276 for 2,091 yards, 18 touchdowns and just five interceptions.Missouri linebacker Michael Scherer said this weeks preparation was completely different from the last few weeks.Theyre going to be spread out the whole game, Scherer said. They really like to throw screen passes. Quick stuff like that. Misdirection stuff to kind of throw you off. They have a few really talented athletes, too. If they get the ball in space, they can be dangerous.The Tigers have 10 interceptions this season, which ties Florida for the most in the SEC. Defensive coordinator DeMontie Cross believes the secondary is the strength of Missouris defense.Its hard to deny, Cross said. When those guys have been challenged down the field, theyve done a phenomenal job. Not only breaking up the ball, but coming down with quite a few of the pass attempts. Ive been really proud of those guys.Offensively, one of Missouris strengths has been its offensive line, which has given up only three sacks all season, leading the conference.Middle Tennessee State coach Rick Stockstill stressed the importance of penetration at the line of scrimmage for his team.Theyre really big, Stockstill said of Missouris offensive line. The big thing is, when you play guys that are a little bit bigger than you, is youve got to do a great job of getting off blocks. Youve got to be acctive. Cheap Nike Air Max 1 Trainers. You cant be stagnant. Youve got to move. Hopefully our athleticism will enable us to get off their blocks, but theyre huge.Here are some things to watch on Saturday when the programs meet for the second time (Missouri beat the Blue Raiders 41-40 in overtime in 2003, when Tigers coach Barry Odom was a graduate assistant on Gary Pinkels coaching staff):DEFENSIVE DEFEICIECYMissouris defense was elite in 2015. Led by one of the nations top tacklers in Kentrell Brothers, the Tigers compiled 27 sacks and 106 tackles for loss, tied for sixth in the nation. This season, defensive production has been down, as the Tigers have 27 tackles for loss and 10 sacks.WHEN IT MATHERSRunning back ITavius Mathers is the Blue Raiders go-to scoring option. He has 10 of the teams last 16 touchdowns, and ranks third nationally in scoring. He leads the team in rushing with 114 carries for 725 yards and 10 touchdowns, and also has 27 catches for 302 yards and two touchdowns.SPREADING THE LOVEBoth offenses like to spread the ball around. Middle Tennessee State has targeted 20 pass catchers this season, eight of whom have scored, while Missouri has had 18 players catch passes, with half of them finding the end zone.EARLY CONTRIBUTIONSFreshmen Cale Garrett and Ronell Perkins both made their first career starts for Missouri in a 40-14 loss to No. 18 Florida last week. Garrett started at middle linebacker and recorded eight tackles. Perkins started at strong safety, tallying four tackles and a quarterback hurry.The kid works hard, Scherer said of Garrett. He puts the time and effort into it necessary to really learn and to be able to do the right things on Saturday. ' ' '