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Yorkshire 141 for 7 (Buck 3-25) beat Lancashire 136 (Livingstone 36, Patterson 3-23) by five runsScorecardThere was a brief cheer for Wales quarter-final victory at the European Championships, but that could wait for the late-night TV highlights. It would take something particularly momentous to deflect a capacity crowd at Headingley from their Roses obsession with the last over about to begin and a thrilling game in the balance. In these parts, the Roses T20 has become crickets No. 1 night of the summer.As it turned out, another wonderful Twenty20 encounter between the old rivals fell to Yorkshire by five runs with two balls remaining. Somehow a crotchety night delivered a compelling contest, a match played out before a 17,000 crowd that cared passionately about the result. Caring who wins and loses, and making a hell of a noise about it, is a lesson that all Twenty20 crowds in England must embrace. Too many crowds are too quiet by half.Lancashires last-wicket pair needed 12 off the final over. Stephen Parry hit a leg-glance off Steven Patterson for four but he edged the next ball to wicketkeeper Andy Hodd as Yorkshire clung on. Time to get out the mobile phones and check out Wales.The greatest drama of all was reserved for the 11th over of Lancashires innings. Chasing 142 in 18 overs on a sticky surface, they were up against it with 74 needed from eight overs, only for the left-arm spinner Karl Carver to bowl three full-tosses in a row, all of which Liam Livingstone deposited over the leg-side for six.His captain, Alex Lees, volunteered a word. For Gods sake, land it on the cut bit, would have sufficed. Carver got a yorker in with his fourth ball and, although in truth his final two deliveries were nothing special, Livingstone and Steven Croft in turn perished to smart catches at deep midwicket and deep square leg respectively. Suddenly, Lancashire were 88 for 5. With the crowd baying its appreciation, Carver probably learned as much about himself in three minutes as he has all season.More twists threatened. A particularly malevolent cloud did its worst, the rain briefly lashed down, but the umpires stayed on. Lancashire, aware of the D/L par score shining from the scoreboard sought to get ahead of the rate, and got level for one ball, but then Luke Procter was caught tight at to the line at midwicket by Carver.The catching from both sides was excellent all night: standards to more than match any T20 league in the world. Adam Lyth was outstanding for the White Rose, the best a brilliant diving effort at deep backward square to silence Jordan Clark; Clark responded in kind in the field for the Red.A hat-trick of Championships remains within Yorkshires capabilities, but this win would have brought relief because T20 refuses to come to them easily. They escaped the foot of the table, whereas Lancashire, with realistic hopes of qualification for the quarter-finals, failed to break into the top four. They not only had to fight Lancashire, it seemed they had to fight themselves.Lancashires young attack, held together by Parrys left-arm spin, responded to all that Yorkshire could offer, intelligently cut its pace and ran its variations without a moments hesitation. Yorkshire looked as if they yearned for urgency and innovation, but had not quite come to terms with it.Their seasons statistics did not inspire confidence. Midway through the 14-game programme, only Lees had managed 100 runs, Yorkshires calculation that the appointment of a young captain would bring a change of tone bringing no miracles. Lyth had at least forced his way into an eleven that should have always found a home for him, even though a career average of 18 over 65 matches is nothing to shout about.Yorkshire have been bereft in Powerplays all season, their record among the worst in the country, but 40 for 2 off five overs was a sound enough start. Lyth set off like a man possessed, Nathan Buck and Clark cut for four then leathered over the leg-side for six. But when he was snuffed out for 23 he was one of four Yorkshire batsmen to be dismissed in the 20s. Parry outwitted Kane Williamson to bowl him, Gary Ballance fell to a preconceived leg-side flick.But Lancashire found conditions just as challenging as Steven Patterson made an impact at both ends of the innings.One of the delights of the night from a Yorkshire perspective was the display of Azeem Rafiq. A promising first phase at Yorkshire was ended by injury as his action fell apart and his attitude did pretty much the same. His four-over spell of 1 for 20 was another impressive claim for a full contract. His wicket, delivered with the coolest of attitudes, beat Steven Croft as it flopped towards him at 46mph. Village-pace spin, beautifully delivered.Its been a tough couple of years but I cant hide from that, Rafiq said. Im just trying to enjoy each day and see where it goes. Steve Oldham, a former long-serving Yorkshire coach, has nurtured him, latterly, at Sheffield United. Hurt by his sacking, and viewed - reluctantly - by those who removed him as no longer uplifting enough, Oldhams love for the game has remained unshaken and has delivered Rafiq back to Yorkshire, healed and ready once more for the fray. Cheap NFL Jerseys China . Defencemen Drew Doughty, Shea Weber and forward Ryan Getzlaf also scored for the Canadians, who started their gold-medal defence 2-0. Goalie Roberto Luongo, getting the call in place of Game 1 starter Carey Price, was solid when needed in making 23 saves for the shutout. 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LOS ANGELES -- Notre Dame returns to the Coliseum this weekend to wrap up its worst season in a decade, reeling from new NCAA sanctions and worrying about the storied programs future.No. 12 Southern California has had its share of grim times off the field in recent years, and coach Clay Helton realizes a rivalry game is a chance for a troubled team to clear its head and to focus on football.But with his Trojans (8-3, No. 12 CFP) on a seven-game winning streak, Helton believes USC has the necessary focus to finish its regular season strong in this famed intersectional rivalry with the Fighting Irish (4-7) on Saturday.We had set a goal to be remembered in November, Helton said. Well, we look up and we could have an undefeated October and November. I dont think thats been done here since 2008. ... Theres a lot of pride on the line for us as a team. (Notre Dame) is a team that has a lot of pride. When you talk about the history of football, how can you not talk about this game?USC is coming off a blowout victory over UCLA, its other traditional rival. The Trojans havent swept both rivals since 2011.While USC would advance to the Pac-12 championship game if Utah upsets Colorado later in the day, the Trojans have motivation that goes well beyond the conference title -- including the chance for an unbeaten home season.How many times has the Victory Bell and the Shillelagh been on this campus at the same time? Helton asked, referring to the trophies given to the winner of the Trojans two rivalry games. That rivalry has been going on 100 years, and its less than 20 times. How special is that? How special is it for that group of seniors to be in the Coliseum and we were able to protect our house and win each and every game?Both teams went 1/3 in September, but only USC recovered. While the Trojans ran off seven consecutive wins of increasing impressiveness, Notre Dame lost a series of close games to North Carolina State, Navy and Virginia Tech.The Irish are 15-14 in their last 29 games, but they completed an unbeaten regular season at the Coliseum four years ago. Coach Brian Kellys program hasnt returned to those heights, and this weeks announcement of NCAA sanctions for academic misconduct included an order to vacate that 2012 win over USCC.ddddddddddddQuarterback DeShone Kizer believes none of those troubles will affect the Irish when they attempt to put a big finish on a lost season.We need to prove ourselves and we need to end on a make, as you would say in basketball, Notre Dame defensive end Isaac Rochell said. So for us its a chance to show our pride and show who we are and beat a good USC team.Here are more things to watch when Notre Dame visits the Coliseum with a losing record for the first time since 1986:DARNOLDS TURN: USC freshman quarterback Sam Darnold is getting his first crack at the Irish. He is the driving force behind the Trojans seven-game winning streak, throwing 22 touchdown passes during that stretch and hurting defenses with his arm strength and creativity. A USC fan since childhood, Darnold relishes the chance to play in the Trojans rivalry games.SLOW FINISHES: If USC can get out to a quick start, the Irish could be in trouble. They have outscored opponents 116-44 in the first quarter this season, but the points have gone down with each passing quarter. The Irish have 93 points in the second quarter, two more than opponents, and 79 points in the third quarter, 12 more than opponents. The Irish have been outscored 74-46 in the fourth quarter and have scored just 23 fourth-quarter points in the past eight games.FAREWELLS: Along with the departing USC seniors, star defensive back Adoree Jackson and receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster could be playing their final games as juniors. Both surefire NFL prospects have been steadying influences on the Trojans during the tumult of Steve Sarkisians tenure and the subsequent steadying under Helton.LOSING IRISH: Notre Dame is 6-6 against USC in seasons when the Irish finished with losing records. The Irish are 2-1 in Los Angeles in those losing seasons.RECORD BREAKER: Brian Kelly would set the coaching record for losses at Notre Dame with a loss Saturday. 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