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DURHAM, N.C. -- If Duke cant keep its grip on the ball, the Blue Devils might lose control of their season, too.A suddenly turnover-prone Duke team plays host to an improved Army on Saturday. The Blue Devils (2-3) rank last in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 123rd nationally in turnover margin, with 17 giveaways to 10 takeaways. The Black Knights (3-1) are fifth in the Bowl Subdivision in that stat category and had no turnovers in their first three games. Only two teams have turned it over less often.Army is a complete football team, Duke coach David Cutcliffe said.And with Hurricane Matthew churning up the East Coast, and threatening to dump rain on Wallace Wade Stadium, ball security will be at even more of a premium.If its windy and rainy, weve both got to kick the ball and throw the ball, Army coach Jeff Monken said. The ball will exchange hands and weve got to take care of it. Im sure theyre going to emphasize the same thing.Thats a certainty -- especially after how the Blue Devils last game went.Duke had six turnovers in a 34-20 loss to Virginia , including a fumble that was recovered for the game-sealing touchdown and five interceptions -- with four of them coming in a 20-minute stretch of the first half. The Blue Devils havent had fewer than three turnovers in any home game.Theyll have to overcome those self-inflicted wounds if theyre going to turn the season around and reach their fifth straight bowl game.Yet Cutcliffe insists the team has not -- and will not -- fracture.They know who the program is. They know what the programs about. That will never falter, Cutcliffe said. Thats not going to change. Weve said it for years that you dont ever run from it, you run to it -- meaning challenges, problems, issues. ... Wherever you stumble, thats where your hidden treasure is buried. You just look for it.---Some things to know about the Army-Duke game:ARMYS GROUND GAME: The Black Knights once again lead the nation in rushing -- as they did in 2011 and 12 -- averaging nearly 375 yards with their trademark triple-option offensive system. Their three starters in the backfield are sophomores and RB Andy Davidson leads the way with a 103-yard average and six touchdowns. Running the ball is one thing, Monken said, but the bottom line is you have to score points.GOOD KNIGHT ON D: Not to be outdone, Armys defense ranks 10th nationally, allowing 264 yards, and is ninth against the run, giving up 87.5 yards per game. Everybody wants to talk about their offense, but their defense causes you a lot of problems with their configuration, Cutcliffe said.DUKES PRESSURE: The Blue Devils join a pair of top 10 teams -- No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Houston -- with at least three sacks in every game this season. That streak might be in jeopardy this week because the run-first Black Knights have only thrown 29 passes all year.FINISH STRONG: Army was unscored upon in the fourth quarters of its first three games, before blowing a 20-6 lead in the fourth quarter against Buffalo two weeks ago. The Blue Devils have been outscored 27-23 in their fourth quarters.---AP Sports Writer John Kekis in West Point, New York, contributed to this report. Lakers Jerseys 2019 . Note: The Calgary Flames announced Tuesday that Sean Monahan would not be made available to Canadas World Junior team. Los Angeles Lakers Gear . The native of Mont-Tremblant, Que., captured a World Cup downhill event Saturday, his second this year and fifth career victory on the circuit. https://www.lakersjerseycheap.com/ .875,000, avoiding arbitration. Clippards deal Monday means all eight Nationals players who filed for arbitration wound up settling before a hearing. 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Palmieri sent a pass from the right side to Henrique at the edge of the left faceoff circle, and Henrique put the puck into the lower left portion of the net.To create a turnover, you got to be patient in overtime sometimes, and you just capitalize on that, Henrique said. Just try to get to the net on the 2-on-1. (Palmieri) made a great play, patient around their D-man. Just bury it once I had the chance.Dallas coach Lindy Ruff saw his team fall to 0-5 in overtime this season, and 0-9 going back to last season.We just made another ill-advised decision to put a puck in the middle. We had good possession. We should have been changing by that time, and the result was we made a bad pass, and we followed a bad pass and let guys get by us.Niemi made 31 saves, including all 16 New Jersey shots on goal in the scoreless second period.The Devils are 4-3 in overtime this season.The game had been tied since Patrick Eaves goal for Dallas at 10:33 of the first period.Damon Severson scored at 7:40 of the first for New Jersey, and Cory Schneider stopped 23 shots.Devils coach John Hynes was pleased to see Henrique and Palmieri come up with the game winner.I thought that they were big factors in the game tonight, Hynes said. Its good to see them get rewarded for some of the hard work theyve put in and havent got rewarded for. But I thought collectively, aas a team tonight, we didnt have any passengers tonight.dddddddddddd You look throughout the lineup, everyone competed.Severson scored on a 4-on-2 break after Dallas John Klingberg lost the puck at New Jerseys blue line. PA Parenteau passed from the left side to Severson in the slot, and he put a wrist shot into the upper part of the net.Eaves tied it on a 2-on-1 break as Antoine Roussel passed from the left faceoff circle to Eaves on the right and Eaves beat Schneider with a wrist shot.Dallas had a good scoring chance midway through the third period but Lauri Korpikoskis shot from the top of the left circle went off Schneiders left foot, between his legs and just wide of the left goalpost.Two minutes later, New Jerseys Nick Lappin sent an in-close backhand wide right.Game notes Devils LW Taylor Hall, their scoring leader through 14 games, did not play because of a lower-body injury. ... Seversons goal put him in a tie with Hall for the team lead with 12 points. ... Roussels first-period assist extended his scoring streak to seven games (three goals, six assists), but his three-game goal-scoring streak ended. ... Jason Spezza (lower-body injury) returned, bringing with him 34 points (eight goals, 26 assists) in 34 games against New Jersey. ... Dallas showed a video tribute to Devils LW Vernon Fiddler, who played the last five seasons for the Stars. ... New Jersey was 0 for 20 on the power play in the previous five games. ... Eaves tied Tyler Seguin for the Stars team lead with his seventh goal. Eaves career high is 20 goals in his rookie season, 2005-06.UP NEXTDevils: At Anaheim on Thursday night in the second game of a four-game trip.Stars: Host Colorado in the second of a four-game homestand. ' ' '

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