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Harrison, NJ (SportsNetwork. Cristian Pavon Jersey .com) - Aaron Schoenfeld scored on either side of the intermission on Sunday as the Columbus Crew rolled to a 3-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena. With both teams already wrapping up playoff berths, Sundays clash was all about potential seeding in the Eastern Conference and trying to break into the top-three and avoiding the knockout round game. Schoenfeld hit for goals in the 17th and 80th minutes, while Ethan Finlay added a goal in the 34th minute and two assists to help the Crew improve to 49 points and into fourth place. New York collected a goal from Lloyd Sam in the 58th minute, but suffered its 10th defeat of the season and saw its nine-match home unbeaten streak come to an end to drop to fifth place in the East with one game remaining in the regular season. Columbus dominated the opening minutes of the match, firing four attempts at goal in the first 10 minutes of play and were rewarded for their good play in the 17th minute when Finlay got free on the right flank and played it across to Schoenfeld. Schoenfelds first touch let him down, but he remained composed and fired it into the roof of the net. The visitors doubled their advantage in the 34th minute as Finlay got in behind the New York defense with a great through ball from Tony Tchani and calmly slid it past Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles. New York pulled one back in the 57th minute as Sam corralled a long pass from Dax McCarty on the right side of the field, beat two Columbus defender and goalkeeper Steve Clark to the near post. Schoenfeld then completed his double in much the same fashion as his first strike. This time he again collected a square pass from Finlay and blasted it home to wrap up all three points in style Eduardo Salvio Jersey .com) - The Carolina Panthers won for the first time in seven games last week, were without Cam Newton due to a car accident this week, but somehow sit atop the much-maligned NFC South. Maximiliano Meza Jersey .com) - The Grand Slam season will get underway Monday at the Australian Open in Melbourne, where a new champion will be crowned this year.SAN DIEGO -- After a tough few outings, Clayton Kershaw is backing to pitching at Cy Young form. Kershaw rebounded with seven dominant innings and got two-run homers from Yasiel Puig and A.J. Ellis as the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-0 on Saturday night. Two days after clinching their first division title since 2009, the Dodgers turned to their ace who delivered a gem as he struck out 10 and allowed just three hits. Kershaw (15-9) lowered his major league-best ERA to 1.88. He leads the NL with 224 strikeouts. The left-hander was held out of his last start on Wednesday to allow him more rest as the playoffs approach. "I felt good, so I guess thats a bonus," Kershaw said. A little bit erratic at first with the fastball but A.J. did a real good job of making me use all my pitches on both sides of the plate." In his previous three September starts, Kershaw wasnt as sharp as normal, going 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA. Kershaw is trying to become the first pitcher to lead the majors in ERA in three consecutive seasons since Atlantas Greg Maddux from 1993-95. The last Dodger to finish a season with a sub-2.00 ERA was Sandy Koufax (1.73) in 1966. San Diego had Kershaws number this season, defeating him in all three previous starts. The 2011 Cy Young Award winner was 0-3 with a 4.67 ERA in his first three starts against the Padres, while going 14-6 with a 1.71 ERA in his other starts. "(San Diego) is a tough team. They battle me," Kershaw said. "They put good at-bats on me and always seem to get my pitch count up. I felt good to finally get a win against these guys." Said Padres rookie second baseman Jedd Gyorko: "I think the difference was being able to get those key hits. You cant get him all the time and he kind of got us. Id say our at-bats were just as good as any other game against him. We just couldnt push through." San Diego had runners on first and second in the first with one out and men on second and third with no outs in the third and couldnt scorre either time against Kershaw. Custom Argentina World Cup Jerseys. "Theyve been successful against him the last couple of years," Ellis said. "They grind him better than any team hes faced throughout the season. Hes kind of become a one-sided guy against these guys. Fastball in, slider, occasional curveball (with) two strikes. I think he was ready for something different." Ellis homered in the fourth off rookie Burch Smith (1-2). "It was a changeup that was a little bit up that ran into his bat," Smith said. Puig then connected on a shot to centre field off Tim Stauffer in the seventh that was estimated at 457 feet. Kershaw reached on a bunt single to lead off the inning. Kershaw retired 14 of his last 15 batters. Relievers Ronald Belisario and Brian Wilson each pitched a perfect inning for the Dodgers. Los Angeles played all of its starters, except shortstop Hanley Ramirez. The Dodgers held out all of their regulars in a 2-0 loss to the Padres on Friday night, one day after clinching their first division title since 2009. Smith gave up two runs on three hits in six innings. The rookie struck out six and walked a career-high five. NOTES: Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is resting Ramirez to help him recover from back and hamstring injuries that have plagued him throughout the season. Ramirez is expected to see limited playing time before the post-season. ... Dodgers OF Andre Ethier (sprained left ankle) missed his eighth straight game. Ethier, who took batting practice and did running drills before the game, could return when the Dodgers start a three-game series at San Francisco on Tuesday. ... Smiths third-inning single was his first major league hit. ... Dodgers RHP Zack Greinke (15-3, 2.75 ERA) will pitch at Petco Park for the first time since he sustained a broken left collarbone on April 11 during a brawl with Carlos Quentin, who was hit with a pitch and charged the mound. Quentin, who recently had knee surgery, is out of the season. ... RHP Andrew Cashner (10-8, 3.21) pitches for San Diego on Sunday. Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap NFL T-shirts Cheap Authentic Jerseys Cheap NFL HoodiesChina NFL Hoodies China NFL Jerseys China NFL Gear ' ' '

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