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Geelong forwards Tom Hawkins and Dan Menzel combined for eight goals as the Cats extended Adelaides miserable record at Simonds Stadium with a 30-point AFL victory. Womens Canucks Jerseys .Hawkins had only managed nine goals in his previous nine games against the Crows, but was able to turn that history on its head with a four-goal haul on Saturday night.Menzel also slotted four majors, including the sealer early in the final term as the Cats won 12.13 (85) to 7.13 (55) to vault back into the top four.Adelaide arrived in Geelong riding high in second spot on the ladder and on an eight-match winning streak.Their sorry record at Simonds Stadium now reads just three wins from 19 attempts - with the most recent of those victories taking place way back in 2003.Adelaide will be sweating on a hip injury which prematurely ended the night of key defender Daniel Talia, who has been widely tipped to be named the 2016 All-Australian fullback.Geelong made a late decision to rest ruckman Zac Smith, leaving Rhys Stanley to go one out against star Adelaide big man Sam Jacobs.The decision paid an early dividend with Stanley pushing forward to kick the home sides opening goal, although Jacobs was to remain an influential contributor throughout the night.Josh Jenkins took little time to begin repaying Adelaide for the new five-year, $3 million-plus deal he signed on Thursday by booting three of the Crows five first-half goals.But the scoring dried up for the visitors after the long break as Geelong broke the contest wide open with a five-goals-to-nil third term.On the night he tied Ian Nankerviss club record of 325 games, defender Corey Enright was among the Cats best players.Fringe players Jed Bews and Sam Menegola were also impressive, with Bews shutting down dangerous Crows goalsneak Eddie Betts for the second time this year.The Cats have another home clash against fellow top-four contenders in the Western Bulldogs on Friday night, while Adelaide should have little trouble getting back onto the winners list when they host Essendon on Sunday week.Geelong coach Chris Scott was pleased with the victory - and the fact that the load was spread much wider than just champion midfielders Patrick Dangerfield and Joel Selwood.Weve had a few guys that have been down and a few guys who have been under pressure internally, said Scott.I know the external focus has been on a couple of guys, most probably Hawkins and (Steven) Motlop, who were pretty good tonight.I can honestly say were excited about what we can do if we get a lift from probably a third of the team who are below expectations.Crows coach Don Pyke said Talia had suffered a corked hip and captain Taylor Walker had hurt his ankle, although neither injury appeared serious.Full credit to Geelong, I thought they came out and played a really solid game, said Pyke.We had patches where I thought we were looking promising but in the end they were too good. 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Following UFC 205 last weekend, McGregor (21-3) said he would take time off for the birth of his first child in early 2017. He also anticipates a meeting with UFCs new ownership.The leading candidates to welcome back McGregor include interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo, lightweight contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Nate Diaz, plus welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.How tough are these individual matchups for the sports biggest star? Here are the projected betting lines for each, provided by Nick Kalikas of MMAOddsBreaker.com.Featherweight championship: Conor McGregor -205, Jose Aldo +165Kalikas: The weight cut would be brutal for McGregor at this point, now that he has bulked up for fights at 155 and 170 pounds. But if he can make the cut, it would be a rematch of a fight he finished in 13 seconds [at UFC 194 last December]. McGregors timing and counterpunching took Aldo out, ending his 10-year unbeaten streak. Aldo has all the tools, but dont underestimate the mind games McGregor played on him. McGregor closed as a +100 even money bet against Aldo in their first fight. Hell open significantly higher this time.Lightweight championship: McGregor -250, Nate Diaz +190Kalikas: McGregor was overzealous when they met in March [at UFC 196]. He head-hunted and gassed himself out. He fought with a far more measured approach in the rematch [at UFC 202 in August], working Diaz with low kicks, body shots and dropping him multiple times in the first two rounds. In both matchups, McGregor was obviously the better striker, as long as his conditioning held up. In order for Diaz to win, hed have to rely on weathering the storm again and McGregors cardio fading.. Adidas Canucks Jerseys. Diazs big advantage is on the ground, but his attempts to get the fight there were unsuccessful in the rematch. Theres no question McGregor should be the favorite in a trilogy bout.Lightweight championship: McGregor -115, Khabib Nurmagomedov -115Kalikas: This fight would be McGregors ultimate test. Nurmagomedov is one of the best wrestlers in the UFC and would have a clear advantage on the ground. Unlike Diaz, Nurmagomedov has a very strong ability to put opponents on their back. McGregor would have to either limit his approach offensively, fearing the takedown, or go all out in an attempt to take Nurmagomedov out with strikes as quickly as possible before the takedowns come. McGregors use of range has helped his takedown defense and if he can stay upright, he should be in a great position. But if Nurmagomedov has success with his takedowns, it could be a long night for the Irishman. As a pick-em, the sports books should attract a large amount of two-way action due to both fighters having serious die-hard fan bases.Welterweight championship: McGregor +125, Tyron Woodley -155Kalikas: McGregors previous experience at welterweight was against a large lightweight in Diaz. This time, McGregor would be facing a true welterweight, someone who walks around about 20 to 30 pounds heavier than him. This fight would be similar to the Nurmagomedov matchup, considering Woodley is a very powerful wrestler who can take him down and do serious damage on the canvas. Unlike Nurmagomedov, Woodley also has insane power with his right hand, and McGregor has never been hit by someone who can pack a punch like Woodley. That being said, McGregor should hold a significant technical striking edge and would have a clear path to victory if the fight stayed standing. 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