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Durham 153 for 4 (Stoneman 40, Mustard 40) beat Northamptonshire 149 for 5 (Cobb 68, Duckett 48) by six wicketsScorecard The scrap for qualifying places in the NatWest T20 Blast North Group hotted up further as one-time leaders Northamptonshire lost by six wickets to Durham at Chester-le-Street. Cheap Yeezy 350.By maintaining their unbeaten home record, Durham strengthened their hold on fourth place with two of their remaining three games also at home.But they turned a stroll into a scramble as they replied to 149 for 5 with an opening stand of 77 inside ten overs, then slipped to 89 for 4 with Ben Stokes falling for one.Both he and Mark Stoneman were lbw trying to sweep Sri Lankan leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna, who also had Phil Mustard caught off a towering straight drive to finish with three for 24.Both teams were on 100 after 14 overs, but whereas Ben Duckett was unable to accelerate in his unbeaten 48 off 42 balls, Keaton Jennings continued his excellent season by seeing Durham home with nine balls to spare.He cut Rory Kleinveldt for six in making 36 not out off 24 balls and shared an unbroken stand of 64 with Michael Richardson.That over from Kleinveldt, the 16th, included two wides and cost 15, one fewer than the ninth, bowled by Steven Crook. Bowling round the wicket to the left-handers, he began with a wide and conceded four leg byes with another leg-side ball before Mustard hit him for four and six over mid-wicket.It was also a poor night for the competitions leading dot ball bowler, Richard Gleeson, who finished the match with a no-ball followed by a wide which flew down the leg side to the boundary.Stoneman beat his seasons previous best T20 score of 25 by making 40, as did Mustard.Despite Josh Cobb hitting 68 off 51 balls, Durham kept a tight rein on the visitors after putting them in. Going in at 14 for 2, Duckett shared a stand of 95 with Cobb. But he lacked the firepower to take his side to a winning total.Chris Rushworth knocked out Richard Levis off stump with the first ball of the match and in the fourth over Adam Rossington went down the track to Mark Wood, only to sky a comfortable catch for Mustard.Wood, whose four overs cost only 19, almost had a second wicket when Cobb, on 16, narrowly cleared mid-off. Cobb lifted Scott Borthwick over long-on for six then a lofted straight drive off Jennings gave him his fifth four and took him to 50 off 40 balls before driving Ryan Pringle for a straight six.Cobb departed in the 16th over when he tried to scythe Jennings through off side and played on, then Crook went down the pitch to a slower ball and was stumped.Kleinveldt scored 23 of the 35 runs which came off the last four overs, including a huge six over the sightscreen off Jennings, before he was caught by Wood at long leg off the last ball. Yeezy 350 Wholesale. - Derek Wolfe says hes finally healthy after suffering a seizure in November that doctors now believe was related to the spinal cord injury he suffered in the preseason. Cheap Yeezy 350 Australia.Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. http://www.cheapyeezy350australia.com/. From filmmaker Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes), The Price of Gold revisits the saga that rocked the figure skating world ahead of the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games: the assault on Nancy Kerrigan, and the plot that led its way back to her rival Tonya Harding. Coach Tom Herman is reminding his 18th-ranked Houston Cougars to BYOJ for their regular season finale.Thats Bring Your Own Juice.The Cougars are coming off a 36-10 upset of then-No. 3 Louisville last week, a win that catapulted them back into the Top 25 . But Houston (9-2, 5-2) wraps up the schedule Friday on the road and the Cougars have already lost twice on the road in league play to Navy and SMU. Herman said part of the issue is a lot of places around the American Athletic Conference arent like their home stadium.Memphis plays in a big stadium where therell probably be some empty seats in it, and thats OK, Herman said. Weve got to bring our own juice and energy. Weve got to mature as a team to do that. Well find out. Thats something weve already addressed with the team, and well find out during pregame warm-up how well they respond to that challenge.The Tigers (7-4, 4-3) have won two of their last three, including a 34-7 win at Cincinnati last week and Memphis has plenty of motivation.Memphis has lost six straight to Houston, including a painful 35-34 loss last season . The Tigers have a new coach in Mike Norvell, who took over when Justin Fuente left for Virginia Tech, and a new quarterback with Riley Ferguson replacing Paxton Lynch, now with the NFLs Denver Broncos.Right guard Gabe Kuhn said that loss is in the back of everyones mind who was here a year ago.Id be lying if I said I dropped it at the time, Kuhn said. It still hurts. Thats one of those games that you just expect to win and youre in it the whole game. A lot of things fall out of place and you lose in the end.The Tigers can make their case for a better bowl berth if they can end the Cougars dominance, while Houston can clinch the first back-to-back seasons with double-digit wins in school history Friday.There is a definitely an added incentive there, Houston tight end Tyler McCloskey said.---Some other things to knoww about Houston and Memphis:WHOS AT QUARTERBACK: Ferguson played only two series at Cincinnati before watching the rest of the game with an injury. Authentic Yeezy 350 For Sale. Norvell said Ferguson has practiced, but both Ferguson and Jason Stewart are preparing to start. Ferguson has thrown for 2,917 yards with 24 touchdowns and nine interceptions.UPDATE ON OLIVER: Freshman defensive tackle Ed Oliver helps anchor Houstons stingy defense, ranking second nationally with 19 + tackles for loss. Oliver is dealing with a sprained knee, but Herman said the lineman ran around with a brace and expects him to play. He isnt 100 percent, but hes at 90 percent, which is still pretty good, Herman said.STINGY COUGARS: Houston racked up 11 sacks against Louisville last week, and the Cougars come into this game ranked 10th nationally in total defense giving up just 304.1 yards per game. They rank second allowing just 93.5 yards rushing.MEMPHIS TAKEAWAYS: The Tigers play some pretty mean defense themselves, and they specialize in taking the ball away. Memphis is tied for second in the nation with 26 takeaways and rank 15th nationally in turnover margin. The Tigers forced three turnovers in beating Cincinnati, their sixth game with multiple takeaways this season. They also have returned three interceptions for touchdowns.HERMANS FUTURE: Where Herman coaches next has been a hot topic for weeks, giving his Cougars something other than just empty seats to ignore. Herman says the only challenge for Houston is focusing on trying to beat Memphis. I have very honest conversations with our team, and there are no distractions, Herman said.---AP freelance writer Clay Bailey in Memphis contributed to this report.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25. ' ' '