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For the first time ever, College GameDay is live in Louisville for the No. Corey Linsley Super Bowl Jersey . 10 Cardinals matchup with No. 2 Florida State.Here are some of the best signs from Saturday in Louisville.Use #GameDaySigns on Twitter to let us know your favorite. Jaire Alexander Super Bowl Jersey . -- Matt Rupert scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the London Knights extended their win streak to nine games by defeating the Owen Sound Attack 4-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. Adrian Amos Super Bowl Jersey . LOUIS -- Roman Polak was celebrating even before Alexander Steen scored the winning goal in Saturdays 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. http:///...iams-packers-jersey/ . The defending champion beat Gael Monfils of France 7-6 (6), 6-3, while second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain dispatched Edouard Roger-Vasselin, also of France, 6-3, 6-3. Making his first appearance since injuring his wrist a month ago, Del Potro had difficulty with his service games in the first set. ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers seemed to have everything lined up perfectly going into the postseason, with their two aces ready to go at home for the start of the AL Division Series.Instead, the AL West champions are headed to Toronto facing the possibility of getting swept in the best-of-five matchup after Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish both struggled.Weve got a good team. We all believe in each other, All-Star center fielder Ian Desmond said. Just keep on fighting.Darvish allowed four homers, three in the same inning, and the Rangers lost 5-3 on a dreary, misty Friday afternoon in Texas.That came a day after All-Star lefty Hamels, the MVP of the World Series and NLCS for Philadelphia in 2008, allowed seven runs in 3 1/3 innings in his worst-ever postseason start in a series-opening 10-1 romp by the wild-card Blue Jays.But the Rangers also remember what happened last October, when Toronto lost the first two games of the ALDS at home before rallying to win the series.Why cant we do it this year, too? You never know until the last out, shortstop Elvis Andrus said. We still believe that we can win this series.Game 3 is Sunday night.Were up against it. Weve got to win three in a row, second-year Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. Weve got to start with one.Kevin Pillar, Ezequiel Carrera and Edwin Encarnacion, who ended the AL wild-card game with a three-run homer in the 11th inning, hit solo homers in a five-batter span in the fifth to go up 5-0. Troy Tulowitzkis two-run drive in the second put 20-game winner J.A. Happ and the Blue Jays ahead to stay.I was struggling with the strike zone and then was getting behind in the count and they were looking for the fastballs, Darvish said through his interpreter. And when I left it on the plate, they got it.It was only Darvishs second postseason appearance in his five seasons with the Rangers after coming from Japan. The right-hander lost the 2012 AL wild-card game to Baltimore, and missed all of last season after Tommy John surgery.Darvish had as many strikeouts (four) in his five innings as homers allowed, becoming the first pitcher in the postseason to allow four homers in a game since Minnesotas Rick Reed against Oakland in Game 3 of the 2002 ALDS. He started upward in disbelief after the balls landed in the seats.Texas outhit the Blue Jays 13-6 and had multiple runners on base against Happ in each of the first four innings. Josh Jackson Super Bowl Jersey. . The only time they scored off the lefty was on Ian Desmonds RBI single in the fourth.The Rangers have lost five straight ALDS games to Toronto since winning the first two games in Toronto last October. Texas dropped to 1-11 in ALDS games in its home ballpark.Texas scored twice in the eighth, including Carlos Gomezs single that struck Francisco Liriano near the back of the head. The pitcher walked off the mound, and an ambulance was waiting after the game to take him to the hospital for what Gibbons referred to as some further tests.The ball off Gomezs bat was measured at 102 mph, and Liriano turned away just in time to avoid being hit in the face.Its tough to see that, but its part of the game, Gomez said. Just wait for the good news that hes OK.Roberto Osuna, the 21-year-old closer, then came on to get the final five outs, the first when Desmond greeted him with an RBI grounder. Adrian Beltre had a leadoff double in the ninth, but got stranded there.OUT AT HOMEDesmond had a leadoff double in the seventh, but later thrown later was thrown out at the plate when third baseman Josh Donaldson fielded a grounder and threw home. The out call stood after a replay challenge by the Rangers.The fact that were talking about that is kind of what the issue is. ... That shouldnt have been a make-or-break, Desmond said. Obviously, Ive got to score. It was a tough play.COOL DOWNAt first pitch, it was overcast with a temperature of 67 degrees, but the game started on time after rain fell overnight and in the early-morning hours at Globe Life Park. It was 90 degrees Thursday at the start of the series opener that was played under bright, sunny conditions.UP NEXTBlue Jays: One of the two losses by RHP Aaron Sanchez, the AL ERA leader at 3.00, was to Texas. He gave up a season high-matching six runs and was the loser in that May 15 game with the bench-clearing brawl after Toronto star Jose Bautista was punched by Rougned Odor.Rangers: RHP Colby Lewis is 4-1 with a 2.38 ERA in nine career postseason games (eight starts) for Texas. In 2010, he won the AL Championship Series clincher to get the Rangers to their first World Series, and beat San Francisco in Game 3 for their only victory in that series.o ' ' '