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PORTLAND, Ore. Erik Haula Jersey. -- Beat the Whitecaps next Sunday in Vancouver, and the Portland Timbers are in the playoffs.The Timbers set up the win-and-in scenario for the regular-season finale with a 1-0 victory Sunday over the Colorado Rapids. Fanendo Adi scored on a penalty kick in the 35th minute.The reality is, it comes down to one game for us now to extend our season, Timbers captain Jack Jewsbury said. Its not the sixth game of the season on the road where its hard to see the end line. Its do or die. It was the fifth straight win at home for the defending MLS Cup champions and pulled them pulled even in points with Sporting Kansas City for the sixth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Timbers were a point back of fifth-place Seattle.Colorado (15-6-12) dropped to second in the conference standings behind Dallas while vying for the Supporters Shield for the team with the best regular-season record.The Timbers (12-13-8) have been winless on the road this season, which has hurt their playoff chances. But the result Sunday keeps them in the playoff race heading into the final game of the regular season next Sunday against the Whitecaps in Vancouver.I dont think anybodys worried about the road, even though, yeah, maybe we should be, Timbers coach Caleb Porter said. But I think in some ways the group still has a lot of confidence going on the road. Its more frustration, like, `how did we not win on the road? type of thing.The Timbers have lost starters Liam Ridgewell and Diego Chara for the match against the Whitecaps because of yellow card accumulation.The Rapids wrap up the regular season at home next Sunday against the Houston Dynamo.The mentality has to be right and were at home, in front of the home crowd, after a week of rest, Rapids coach Pablo Mastroeni said about the final with the Shield on the line. Just looking forward to a really spirited, really positive, really electric performance in that last game to hopefully put us in a position to win the Shield.Adis penalty kick was the result of a foul in the box on Vytautas Andriuskevicius. Three minutes later, Andriuskevicius drew another penalty but Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard stopped the shot and Adi missed a chance on the rebound.Jewsbury, who is retiring following the season, was captain for his 156th game with the Timbers, tied for fourth on the teams career list. He was honored before his final home game, and the sellout crowd at Providence Park chanted Captain Jack!I want to thank each and every one of you for what you bring to this. Look at this atmosphere we get to play in front of every single game. Its amazing, he told the fans.After the game he went up in the stands to the Timbers Army supporters group to shake hands and sign autographs.Colorado was coming off a 2-1 victory over San Jose on Thursday night, snapping a 14-game winless streak over the Earthquakes. Kevin Doyle scored both goals in the Rapids third straight victory.The Timbers fell 1-0 to the Rapids on Oct. 1 in Colorado. Adidas Jon Merrill Jersey. Kuznetsov, who was selected by the Capitals in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, has been playing for his hometown team Chelyabinsk Traktor of the KHL. Adidas Brayden McNabb Jersey. Burke is expected to miss two to three months after breaking a finger in the teams third preseason game. Tinsley, a 10-year veteran, spent the last two seasons in Utah, where the point guard averaged 3. -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmar will be out for roughly four weeks after tearing his left hamstring. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- By halftime of its game with Missouri on Saturday, Tennessee should know whether it still has a chance of reaching the Southeastern Conference championship game.The Volunteers insist theyd rather just concentrate on the task at hand.In order to win its first SEC Eastern Division title since 2007, Tennessee (7-3, 3-3) must win its final two games and have No. 21 Florida (7-2, 5-2) lose at No. 16 LSU (6-3, 4-2) on Saturday. The Florida-LSU game should end sometime during the first half of Tennessees game with Missouri (3-7, 1-5).Nothings going to happen unless we beat Missouri, so thats our primary focus, Tennessee defensive end Corey Vereen said.Tennessee coach Butch Jones was asked this week if he might consider making sure that the LSU-Florida result wasnt announced at Neyland Stadium just to make sure his players didnt get caught thinking about their division title hopes.It may sound like coach-speak, but I havent even thought about that, Jones said. When you put Missouri on video, youre facing a very, very talented football team thats going to take all of our effort and all of our energies.Tennessee enters this game as a 15-point favorite but knows not to overlook anyone. The Vols already lost as a two-touchdown favorite earlier this season when they fell 24-21 at South Carolina .Since joining the SEC in 2012, Missouri has won in each of its two previous trips to Knoxville. The Tigers won 51-48 in four overtimes in 2012 and 29-21 in 2014.The Tigers snapped a five-game losing streak last week by beating Vanderbilt 26-17 . Missouris chances of earning a second straight win depends on whether it can slow down Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs, who threw three touchdown passes and rushed for 147 yards and two more scores last week in a 49-36 victory over Kentucky .Hes running away from people, hes running over people and hes playing as good as anybody, Missouri coach Barry Odom said. Hes a total player.---Some other things to watch Saturday when Tennessee hosts Missouri.ELITE PASS RUSHERS: Tennnessee defensive end Derek Barnett has recorded 10 sacks each of the last three seasons to give him a career total of 30, putting him two shy of Reggie Whites school record. Adidas Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Jersey. Missouris Charles Harris has delivered 17 tackles and 4 + sacks over his last two games.ON THE RUN: Tennessee is coming off a 376-yard rushing performance against Kentucky in which quarterback Joshua Dobbs gained 147 yards, Alvin Kamara ran for 128 yards and John Kelly picked up 94 yards. Missouri freshman Damarea Crockett has rushed for 837 yards this season and is facing a Tennessee defense that has allowed 340.8 yards rushing per game and 6.7 yards per carry over its last four meetings with Football Bowl Subdivision opponents.MISSOURIS PASSING: Missouri quarterback Drew Lock ranks second in the SEC in yards passing and total offense. Jones says the Tigers also have the best overall receiving corps weve played all year as a group. Lock will be trying to avoid Tennessee cornerback Cam Sutton, who returned last week from a fractured ankle that sidelined him for six games. Sutton is Tennessees career leader in passes defended.INJURY ISSUES: Jones says Tennessee safety Todd Kelly Jr. -- the Vols leading tackler -- is doubtful due to an ankle injury. Jones also has said offensive linemen Dylan Wiesman and Chance Hall are questionable. Missouri center Samson Baileys status is uncertain due to an ankle injury.MISSOURIS KICKING WOES: Missouri kicker Tucker McCann is just 5 of 11 on field-goal attempts this season. McCann missed two field goals and two extra-point attempts against Vanderbilt last week. Walk-on Ben Tesson came in to kick Missouris final extra-point attempt of the game.---AP freelance writer Jade Washburn in Columbia, Missouri, contributed to this report.---More AP college football: and Steve Megargee at ' ' ' 

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