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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Mark Sanchez was well on his way to pulling ahead in the New York Jets quarterback competition. Then came two costly mistakes that overshadowed an otherwise solid performance -- and kept the door open a bit for Geno Smith. Sanchez led the Jets on five scoring drives through three quarters in a 37-13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday night. But, he also threw an interception in the red zone and then held onto the ball too long on third down as the first half ended, keeping the Jets (1-1) from a chance at a field goal. "Were not willing to name a starting quarterback right now," coach Rex Ryan said. "Will we name one before the Giants game (next Saturday)? I dont know, but right now, were not comfortable making that decision." Blaine Gabbert, meanwhile, might have settled the Jaguars quarterback competition -- as long as his thumb is OK. Gabbert led the Jaguars (0-2) on two scoring drives and staked his claim to the Jaguars starting job before leaving with a sprained thumb in the second quarter. Gabbert, competing with Chad Henne, was 13 of 16 for 165 yards and a touchdown to Allen Reisner before the injury. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said an X-ray on Gabberts thumb was negative. "Its unfortunate," said Gabbert, wearing a soft black brace. "Its part of the game. Well see tomorrow what the deal is. I just dinged it up a little bit. I just got hit on the back of it. Nothing major." Gabbert said he banged thumbs with a defensive player, who tried to swat away the ball. He was replaced by Henne, but the Jaguars announced that Gabbert was coming out of the game regardless of the injury. "I didnt really push it," Gabbert said. "I was coming out after that series anyway. It was more precautionary, ice it to alleviate some of the swelling." Jacksonvilles Maurice Jones-Drew ran for 9 yards and had a 20-yard catch in his first game action since suffering a foot injury last October. "It felt great," Jones-Drew said. "Getting tackled was great." Justin Blackmon, who opened camp on the physically unable to perform list following groin surgery this summer, had three catches for 37 yards in his preseason debut. Smith sat out with a sprained ankle, suffered in the preseason opener last Friday at Detroit, leaving Sanchez to play the bulk of the game. Sanchez finished 13 of 23 for 169 yards for the Jets before being replaced by Matt Simms in the fourth quarter. "I felt with Geno not playing," Sanchez said, "he would have gotten another shot." Kahlil Bell had touchdown runs of 5 yards and 1 yard in the third quarter for the Jets, and Bilal Powell had a game-high 68 yards on seven carries. Chris Ivory, who missed most of training camp with hamstring issues, ran for 13 yards on six rushes in his first preseason action. Both teams came in with unsettled quarterback situations, and the Jets will have an interesting week after Sanchez had some good moments and some others that likely reminded them of previous years inconsistencies. Smith watched the game from the sideline after being told Friday that he would sit out and rest his right ankle. "Its doing a lot better," Smith said. "Its pretty much close to being 100 per cent." Smith was cleared by team trainers to practice but walked with a noticeable limp early in the week during training camp at SUNY Cortland, and acknowledged that the ankle was sore. Smith, the teams second-round draft pick, was intercepted four times in Wednesdays practice, including three in 11-on-11 drills, prompting Ryan to call his performance "brutal." If hes healthy, he will likely get lots of action against the Giants -- unless the Jets decide on Sanchez as the starter to open the season. "We play it day by day, and based on what Ive been told, the competition is still open," Smith said. The Jets got off to a fast start in this one, with Sanchez leading the team on a six-play, 59-yard drive that was capped by a 23-yard touchdown pass to Cumberland. Gabbert got the Jaguars right back on their first offensive possession, marching Jacksonville 80 yards down the field in seven plays and hitting Reisner for a 5-yard scoring pass. After Billy Cundiffs 30-yard field goal for the Jets, Gabbert carved up New Yorks starting defence again using an effective no-huddle. The 18-play drive stalled, however, at the 5 and the Jaguars settled for Josh Scobees 23-yard field goal. Sanchez had an impressive drive of his own on the Jets next possession, but ruined it with a throw for Kellen Winslow Jr. from the Jaguars 3 that was intercepted in the end zone by Marcus Trufant. The sparse crowd at MetLife Stadium booed Sanchez loudly, just moments after cheering him for grounding a pass near the goal line rather than taking a risky chance and turning the ball over. Trailing 13-10, the Jets had another chance to score just before the half as they got the ball at the Jaguars 3 after Konrad Reuland recovered a muffed punt by Tobais Palmer. On third-and-goal from the 6, Sanchez scrambled as the final 4 seconds ticked away and overthrew Clyde Gates in the end zone as time expired -- prompting more boos from the MetLife crowd. "That wont happen again," Sanchez said. But Ryan added "that one was on me" for not managing the clock better. Jets defensive back Mike Edwards capped the scoring when he fell on the football in the end zone for a touchdown with 2:44 left in the game after Mike Kafka couldnt handle Jason Spitzs wayward snap. NOTES: Jets LB Quinton Coples left in the second quarter after injuring his right leg, possibly his ankle. Ryan had no immediate details on the severity of the injury for the teams first-round pick last year. ... Jets LB Danny Lansanah, in an NFL camp for the first time since the 2009 season, had an interception midway through the third quarter to set up a touchdown drive. ... The Jaguars were penalized 10 times, resulting in a loss of 100 yards. Nike Air Force 1 Online Store . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster when interviewing for the job Friday night. Nike Air Force 1 Shoes Cheap . The Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tours FedEx Cup and European Tours Race to Dubai in the same season. "It is still taking a little time to sink in what Ive achieved this week as was the case when I won the FedEx Cup but then it just kept getting better and better as the days went on and I am sure this will be the same," he said. . "No difference at all," chirped U.S. roommate and linemate James van Riemsdyk. "Its still the same cranky Phil. Nike Air Force 1 Low .Y. - Detroit goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has earned NHL first star of the week honours after winning in his first three appearances of the season. Nike Air Force 1 Womens . The Oilers come in having lost five in a row (0-4-1) and 16 of their last 20 games, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. LAS VEGAS -- Interim UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been pulled from his title-unification bout against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 on Saturday, after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency informed Jones of a potential doping violation Wednesday.UFC president Dana White announced the move Wednesday during an impromptu news conference at the MGM Grand.Jones tested positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition sample taken June 16 by USADA, said Jeff Novitzky, UFCs vice president of athlete health and performance. USADA administers UFCs anti-drug policy.It is important to note that under the UFC anti-doping policy, theres a full, fair legal-review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed, Novitzky said.Novitzky added that there wasnt time for a full review before the scheduled bout.White said he has not spoken to Jones yet and that he wasnt aware whether the substance in question was a performance-enhancing drug.A heavyweight fight between Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt will now headline UFC 200, which takes place Saturday at T-Mobile Arena.Jones has the right to appeal any positive test. He has never tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs but did test positive for traces of cocaine before a fight against Cormier in January 2015.Jones also served a suspension from April to October after his involvement in a hit-and-run accident.Under UFCs anti-doping program, which went into effect in July 2015, a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug carries a standard two-year suspension.In an interview with ESPN last week, Jones had expressed hope he could turn his legacy into a positive one.I want to show the world that you can be down but never out, Jones said. I want to be a story where someone risked losing so much but ultimately turned everything around. A lot of times you hear these stories about athletes who ruined their career, and they go away and no one knows what happened to them or theyre bankrupt or they end up in jail. They just ruined a great career. I want to be one of the few stories you hear where I was ruining things but ultimately turned things around and became a hero. Thats my vision for the way my story is going to play out.ddddddddddddWhite said he would like to find Cormier, the defending light heavyweight champion, a new opponent, but that would be difficult because of the timing.When you have the biggest, baddest fight card ever assembled, you know, it doesnt sting as bad when you lose a fight, White said. But it stings real bad for Daniel Cormier. This is devastating to him, his family, and Id like for him to fight another guy.Cormier appeared next to White during the news conference.Ive trained hard and long, Cormier said. If anybody would fight, I would fight. Why not? I understand the difficult task it would be to find me a fight on two days. Im willing to fight up, put on some weight, 225, 220 [pounds]. Ill fight. It doesnt matter. I just cant fight a really big guy, because Ive been shrinking my body.Cormier said he would put in the effort and would accept a new fight if UFC could find one that made sense.Ive worked really hard to prepare for this, Cormier said. You take care of what you need to take care of. Thats what I did. More than anything, its really disappointing.Cormier said having USADA as UFCs partner in the administration of drug testing changes a lot of things and that UFC made a conscious decision to bring in USADA.They didnt have to do this, Cormier said. They decided to clean up the sport. Youre going to have casualties.Cormier said he got a bad feeling in the pit of his stomach when White texted him Wednesday, asking him whether he could make it to the news conference.This guy always gives me good news, Cormier said of White. You know, this guy calls you with a seven-figure check -- Dude, youre rich now -- you know, he calls you with good news. And the mood didnt feel very good. It was scary. So I came here, and I was actually early. Its probably the first time Ive ever been early. I needed to know. But hes usually the good-news guy. And today he had to give me some pretty bad news.Information from ESPN senior writer Arash Markazi and The Associated Press was used in this report. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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