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    Shin-Soo Choo didn’t play Saturday night for the Texas Rangers because of a sore right quad [url=http://www.officialcanucks.com/authentic-adidas-markus-granlund-jersey]Markus Granlund Jersey[/url] , putting on hold his majors-best 41-game streak of reaching base.

    Choo said before the 13-4 win over the Chicago White Sox that he has been dealing with quad soreness for at least 10 days, and that it had really bothered him the last couple of days.

    ”I don’t want to make it worse,” Choo said. ”I don’t think it’s serious.”

    The outfielder/designated hitter said he had an MRI earlier Saturday to find out for sure what he was feeling in his upper leg.

    Choo had a leadoff walk in the first inning of an 11-3 win Friday night to extend his career-best on-base streak and match the longest in the majors this season. He later hit one of the Rangers’ five home runs for a 12-game hitting streak that is the longest active streak in the majors.

    ”He’s battled with a tight quad and I felt like it was just an opportunity to get him off his legs, give him a day,” manager Jeff Banister said. ”He’s played through it for a while, so we’ll see how he feels.”

    Banister hadn’t ruled out using Choo in a pinch-hitting role, and Choo had said he was willing if needed. The three-game series wraps up Sunday before the Rangers have a day off Monday.

    ”I know I have the streak going on, but my body and staying healthy is more important,” Choo said. ”And winning games is more important than records.”

    Choo’s on-base streak is the longest for the Rangers since Otis Nixon’s 44-gamer in 1995; Julio Franco set the team record by reaching in 46 consecutive games in 1993. Choo matched Philadelphia’s Odubel Herrera for the longest in the majors this season. Herrera, a former Rangers minor leaguer, reached base in the first 41 games for the Phillies this year.

    In his 41-game streak, Choo has reached base 90 times. He has hit .333 (52 of 156) with 38 walks.

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The NFL doesn’t do the Cinderella story often, but one is coming when the Jacksonville Jaguars host the Buffalo Bills in an AFC wild-card game on Sunday.

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    The Jaguars (10-6) won their first-ever AFC South title, are in the playoffs for the first time since 2007 and will host their first playoff game since 1999 at EverBank Field. Jacksonville was an NFL-worst 17-63 over the previous five seasons.

    The Bills (9-7) were able to snap a playoff drought that dated back to 1999, winning the sixth seed and final wild-card berth with a win over Miami in the regular-season finale.

    The winner of Sunday’s game will become the playoff darling.

    There are other notable storylines as well.

    Jaguars first-year coach Doug Marrone coached the Bills in 2013-14 before opting out of his contract and walking away with a $4 million payout when Buffalo changed ownership.

    Marrone ended up missing out on an immediate head-coaching opening and was hired by former Jaguars coach Gus Bradley to be the offensive line coach. Marrone served as the interim coach for two games last season after Bradley was fired and was promoted to head coach last January.

    Buffalo’s roster has changed over significantly since Marrone left. There are only six players on the roster that played under Marrone. The Bills have also already fired the coach that succeeded Marrone — Rex Ryan — hiring first-year coach Sean McDermott.

    Marrone’s exit has come up before — at his introductory press conference last January and at the league’s scouting combine a month later when he acknowledged his “mistake.” He tried to deflect questions as best he could on Monday.

    “There has obviously been a lot of stuff out there,” Marrone said. “That stuff is done. It is over. I can’t put it any simpler than that. I am not going to take away from my primarily responsibility to look back on a situation that occurred three years ago. If I do that, then I shouldn’t be the coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. My job is to make sure I do the best job for this team.”

    The two teams also completed a trade prior to the deadline Oct. 28, with the Bills sending high-priced defensive tackle Marcell Dareus for a 2018 fifth-round draft pick. The Jaguars had the worst run defense in the NFL when they made the move and ended up finishing 21st.

    “I just told him to be smart (on Sunday),” Marrone said. “The last two games, he’s played well. He looks like he’s becoming more comfortable with the calls and what we do. Again, it’s hard to insert someone right away.”

    The Bills don’t seem to match up well on paper. They rank 30th in sacks allowed and are 29th in total offense.

    The Jaguars defense ranks first in the NFL in yards-per-play, pass defense and interceptions and is ranked second in total defense, sacks and scoring defense.

    They could be in line for another dominant outing, especially if Bills star running back LeSean McCoy can’t play after injuring his ankle in Sunday’s win over Miami. McCoy has carried 287 times for 1,138 yards with six touchdowns this season and has a team-high 59 catches for 448 yards and two scores.

    McDermott would have a tall task in replacing McCoy. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor is the team’s second-leading rusher with 427 yards and four touchdowns. Mike Tolbert (247 yards) would likely fill in for McCoy, but is a plodding runner compared to the electric McCoy. Marcus Murphy made his season debut on Sunday [url=http://www.officialcanucks.com/authentic-adidas-sam-gagner-jersey]Sam Gagner Jersey[/url] , rushing for 41 yards. He has eight career carries in the NFL.

    “You never replace a player like LeSean,” McDermott said. “I’ve got a lot of confidence in Mike Tolbert and Murph and whoever else we put in the backfield. They did a nice job this past weekend and I expect them to do the same moving forward.”

    McCoy did not practice Wednesday. McDermott did say McCoy is maximizing his treatment opportunities.

    McCoy’s absence would put immense pressure on Taylor and the Bills’ 31st ranked passing offense.

    “We want the best for Shady,” Taylor said. “If he’s healthy, we want him absolutely to be out there playing and giving us his all. If he’s not, we have a tremendous group of guys in the backfield that would be able to step in and carry the load. Of course, Shady’s a special playmaker. You miss him if he’s not out there, but at the same time, we can’t use it as an excuse.”

    Defensively, Buffalo ranks 30th in stopping the run. That should give the Jaguars offense hope after two consecutive losses to close the regular season. The Jaguars lead the NFL in rushing offense and are fifth in scoring.

    Point differential really separates the teams. The Jaguars are plus-149. That’s second best in the AFC behind New England and tied for third in the NFL. Buffalo is minus-57. There are nine teams that didn’t qualify for the playoffs with a better number.

    Still, the Jaguars have shown a penchant lately for turnovers — the stat that will be above all others on Sunday. Quarterback Blake Bortles has thrown five interceptions the last two games and the team has committed seven turnovers in that span.

    “Everyone realizes it’s your last chance,” Bortles said. “If you lose, you go home. It’s over. So there’s no reason and no excuse to not play as hard as you can every single play, but I think our guys do that on a weekly basis anyways and I’m excited to go out there for this opportunity.”

    The Jaguars finished

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