With friends like Brisbane, North Queensland sure dont need enemies.The Broncos insist respect - not revenge - will be the motivating factor in Friday nights NRL grand final re-match in Townsville.But Brisbane fullback Darius Boyd on Monday wasted little time messing with the Cowboys minds, saying all the pressure was on North Queensland in their sudden death semi-final.This week we are the underdogs and the Cowboys have everything to lose playing in their hometown, Boyd said.They are playing at home in front of all their fans and we dont want our season to end.On paper Brisbane dont look like underdogs.They are on a six-game winning run.Defending champions North Queensland have lost four of their last seven.Still, Boyd insisted the Cowboys would be the ones feeling the heat on Friday night - a sensation he admitted Brisbane were all too familiar with.Boyd said Brisbane had been expected to brush everyone aside in the fortnight since their shock round 25 win in Melbourne.Instead they faltered.The Broncos still somehow hung on to clinch wins in those two weeks against the Sydney Roosters and the Gold Coast in last weeks qualifying final.Its hard when you are expected to win games, Boyd said.Against Melbourne we were up for it and did a good job.But against the Roosters and Titans we were expected to win and it was tough.The last three Queensland derbies have been decided by one point - including the Cowboys famous 17-16 premiership-deciding triumph last year.And another classic looms on Friday night, according to Boyd.The Brisbane custodian insisted friendships forged in State of Origin were the reason why no derby was dull.It will be a case of mate against mate when a Brisbane side boasting six Queensland State of Origin stars line up against four Maroons teammates in Cowboys colours in the sudden-death semi-final.It brings the best out of you. When you play your mates you want to get one up on them, Boyd said of the close derbies.Its the respect between the two teams.Asked if ending the Cowboys title defence would provide a measure of revenge after last years grand final heartache, Boyd said: I dont know about revenge but it would be nice.Any time you beat a quality side at their home ground its great to get one up on them.Weve had some classic clashes the last 12 months with the Cowboys and I expect this to be no different.Brian Burns Panthers Jersey .Y. -- Syracuse has turned up the defence at the right time all season, and when High Point threatened to pull off a monumental upset the second-ranked Orange did what they do best with their quick hands and savvy play. Luke Kuechly Panthers Jersey . The 28-year-old from Calgary matched his career best after missing just one shot in his two rounds of shooting in the mens 10-kilometre sprint competition. Smith finished in 23 minutes 15. http://www.thepanthersofficialstore.com/authentic-greg-olsen-panthers-jersey/ . "It was nerve-wracking, but we pulled through," said Collaros, who threw four touchdown passes to lead the Toronto Argonauts (8-4) to a 33-27 win over the Calgary Stampeders (9-3) in front of 28,781 fans at McMahon Stadium. Sam Mills Panthers Jersey . -- The St. Johns IceCaps weathered a wild first period with the help of goaltender Jussi Olkinuora, before finding offensive inroads in the second. Jordan Scarlett Panthers Jersey . Datsyuk will miss Tuesdays game against New Jersey and could be sidelined longer, while Cleary will likely miss at least the next three games. Its been an injury-plagued season for Datsyuk, who has suited up for just 39 games.MIDDLESBROUGH, England -- Adam Lallana scored two goals and set up another to inspire Liverpool to a 3-0 win over Middlesbrough in the English Premier League on Wednesday, as goalkeeper Simon Mignolet marked his return with a clean sheet.Mignolet regained his starting spot in place of Loris Karius, who was dropped after making errors in the last two matches, but had little to do in a game that Liverpool controlled at Riverside Stadium.Lallana headed home Nathaniel Clynes cross to put Liverpool ahead in the 29th minute, and provided a low cross that was swept in by Divock Origi for the second goal in the 60th.Lallana scored his sixth goal of the season, converting a pass from Origi in the 68th, to wrap up an impressive dissplay.dddddddddddd That third goal ensured Liverpool climbed to second in the standings, above Arsenal on goal difference but still six points behind Chelsea.Karius paid the price for fumbling a shot to gift Bournemouth an injury-time winner on Dec. 4, and for allowing Dimitri Payets free kick to get past him for a goal in Liverpools 2-2 draw with West Ham on Sunday. Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has defended Karius in the face of mounting media criticism in recent weeks.Mignolet started the season ahead of Karius, a summer signing from Mainz, before losing his place midway through September. ' ' '
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