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DURHAM, N. Patrick Kerney Jersey .C. -- Intent on maintaining a chance of winning an Atlantic Coast Conference championship, No. 17 North Carolina cant afford a hiccup Thursday night at Duke.While the Blue Devils could put a big dent in the Tar Heels title aspirations, theres a flip side when these rivals meet.North Carolina might send Duke tumbling out of bowl contention when the teams collide at Wallace Wade Stadium (7:30 p.m., ESPN).Its about the next game, thats the only thing we can control is what we do in this game on Thursday night, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said. Thats where our focus has been. Lets get ready for this game.North Carolina (7-2, 5-1 ACC) has rattled off three consecutive victories, remaining in a first-place tie with Virginia Tech, which owns the tiebreaker on the Tar Heels.Duke (3-6, 0-5), which is the only ACC team without a conference victory, holds a three-game losing streak going into its home finale.They could have very easily won all three of those games, theres no doubt about that, Fedora said. We dont really look at their record, thats not something that we pay attention to. We know were going to get their best game and hopefully were going to give them our best game.The Blue Devils have lost back-to-back games by three points.Obviously, everyone is well aware that weve played close football games all year long, Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. Were 3-6 for a reason, you have to look at why.North Carolina played strong in most areas against Georgia Tech on Saturday coming off an open week on the schedule. The refreshed team now faces a different type of challenge.I think we have a good plan for short weeks, Fedora said. When you go a short week, its more about making sure theyre mentally fresh and their bodies are ready to go.North Carolinas high-powered offense is bound to be troublesome for Duke, which has been prone to yielding big-yardage plays.Tar Heels senior receivers Ryan Switzer and Bug Howard both rank among the top seven in the ACC in receptions per game and receiving yards per game, helping quarterback Mitch Trubiskys soaring efficiency ratings.You have to be really good on third downs (on defense) against this team, Cutcliffe said. Theyre very difficult to defend anyway.Part of the key for Dukes defense could be the play of linebacker Ben Humphreys, a sophomore coming off a career-high 16 tackles against Virginia Tech.North Carolina has benefited from running back Elijah Hood working through some midseason ailments. He racked up 168 rushing yards in the Georgia Tech game.That type of balance has the Tar Heels in a good frame of mind.Plays are being made, and everybody is having a lot of fun out there, Hood said.Meanwhile, the Blue Devils have shown their coach a degree of resiliency.Im real impressed with our team refocusing, Cutcliffe said. We try to teach the same whether weve won or lost.Redshirt freshman quarterback Daniel Jones, who is from Charlotte, will play in this rivalry for the first time. He said theres no reason to let the past few Duke results bring about frustration.If we get emotional about it, its not going to help, Jones said.North Carolina has won the last two meetings since Duke clinched the 2013 Coastal Division title by defeating the Tar Heels.The teams play annually for possession of the Victory Bell, which is kept for a year by the winning team. North Carolina has captured 23 of the past 26 matchups.For 27 Duke seniors, this is the last home game for a group that helped transform the program.Theyve won 30 games in their four-year career, Cutcliffe said. Thats pretty special.But without a victory against North Carolina, the Blue Devils wont meet bowl eligibility, meaning a four-year streak of postseason play would come to an end.This will be Dukes third game against a nationally ranked opponent in a four-game span. The Blue Devils have won four of their last 11 games against Top 25 opponents.Theyre going to give us everything theyve got, Fedora said. I hope that were prepared and we give them everything weve got. Shaun Alexander Jersey . Miller reached right to deflect Mikhail Grabovskis attempt with just over 2 minutes remaining in regulation, and then made two more saves in the shootout Sunday to give the Sabres a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals. Cortez Kennedy Jersey . By having more great seasons. 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BASTIA, Corsica -- World rally championship leader Sebastien Ogier increased his lead in the Tour of Corsica to 46.5 seconds on Saturday.After sweeping all four stages on the opening day, the Frenchman posted the fastest time in two of the four speed tests on the days program near Bastia.Ogier can claim a fourth world title with a victory at his home rally if other results go his way.Thierry Neuville of Belgium was second to Ogier.Ogier started the day with the third fastest time in the fifth stage, which featured many tricky turns, and shared the best time with Volkswagen teammate Andreas Mikkelsen in the next one. Ogier won the technical seventh stage with some downhill hairpins tthen drove cautiously in the rain. Jimmy Graham Jersey. I just wanted to finish the day in the tricky conditions, he said after conceding 13 seconds to Neuville. It was really cruising for us.Ogier started the race with a 59-point advantage over Mikkelsen, who lagged 68 seconds behind in third place overall.British driver Kris Meeke, who broke Ogiers run of wins in the fifth stage, was forced to retire his Citroen from the race after hitting a tree soon after the start of the next stage.Basically, I was on the gas when I should have been on the brakes, Meeke said. Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Discount NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys NFL Cheap ' ' '