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ST. J.A. Happ Jersey . LOUIS - A company tied to St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke has purchased a prime piece of land in the Los Angeles area amid speculation the NFL franchise is considering a return to the city it left for the Midwest nearly two decades ago. Team officials on Friday provided a written statement confirming the recent purchase of a 60-acre site in Inglewood, Calif., adjacent to the shuttered Hollywood Park racetrack. The Los Angeles Times first reported the purchase. "As real estate developers, the Kroenke Organizations are involved in numerous real estate deals across the country and North America," the statement said. "While we can confirm media reports that we recently purchased land in Inglewood, as a private company we dont typically discuss our plans for commercial or residential investments. We have yet to decide what we are going to do with the property but we will look at all options, as we do with all of our properties." The property is three miles east of Los Angeles International Airport runways and sprawls between the newly renovated Forum concert venue, former home of the Los Angeles Lakers, and Hollywood Park, which closed Dec. 22 after 75 years of horse racing. The latter 260-acre site is slated for development of 3,000 housing units, commercial space and parks. The land was previously owned by Wal-Mart, which hoped to build a superstore there but could not win local voter approval for the project. Kroenke is a former Wal-Mart board member who is married to the daughter of company co-founder Bud Walton and continues to build shopping centres for the retailer. Los Angeles has lacked an NFL team since both the Rams and Raiders left in 1994. The Rams can break their 30-year lease in St. Louis after the 2014 season — a decade early — but have said little about their plans. The Rams lease requires the Edward Jones Dome to remain among the top quarter of the 32 NFL stadiums, based on various criteria. The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, which manages the dome, last year offered a $124 million improvement plan that included a bigger scoreboard and better club seating, with the Rams paying slightly more half those costs. The team countered with a far more ambitious proposal that called for a new roof with a sliding panel and a bevy of improvements that would keep the city convention centre in the dome closed for three years. City leaders rejected $700 million in publicly funded upgrades sought by the team. Speaking in New York before Sundays Super Bowl, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league was informed of the Kroenke purchase and noted that any stadium development plan would require approval from two-thirds of the NFLs 32 owners. "Were aware of it," Goodell said. "There are no plans, to my knowledge, of a stadium development. Anything that would require a stadium development would require multiple votes of the membership." Goodell cautioned against "overreacting" to the Kroenke land purchase, saying "we should make sure we do whats necessary to continue to support the team locally, which the fans have done in St. Louis. And make sure we can do whatever we can to make sure that team is successful in the St. Louis market." Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he thinks "its unfortunate that a generation of fans have grown up without" a team in Los Angeles. "We definitely want a team in L.A. ... We need to make sure we have the right owner and the right facility, and until at least 24 owners feel that, we wont have it," Kraft said in New York. "Just personally, I would like to see a team in L.A. as soon as possible." Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has taken over negotiations with the Rams and Kroenke after arbitration between the team, the commission and the stadium authority failed. James Shrewsbury, chairman of the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority, which owns the downtown dome, referred questions about the Los Angeles purchase to the governor. "Its hard to comment on it since we dont know what his purpose is," Shrewsbury said, referring to Kroenke, who could not be reached for comment. "He hasnt said what he plans to do with it." The football St. Louis Cardinals moved to Arizona in 1987, and the city went nearly a decade without a franchise until the Los Angeles Rams arrived in 1995. AP Sports Writer Howard Fendrich contributed to this report from New York. Randal Grichuk Jersey . -- DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 16 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings snap a seven-game losing streak by defeating the Chicago Bulls 99-70 on Monday night. Devon Travis Jersey . Orlandos Glen Davis tried to get in the way, only to be driven back into the padding under the basket as the Pelicans forward slammed home a windmill jam. http://www.authenticbluejaysgear.com/blu...ar-jersey/ . The 30-year-old Kottaras served as Kansas Citys backup catcher last season after being claimed off waivers from Oakland in January.Week four produced the first tie of the 2016 season, not in the NFL but in the predictor league! Going up against Oakland Raiders fan Nick Easey, Richard produced an 8-7 record which was matched by Nick! That takes him to 1-2-1 for the season so far. Its a new week in the NFL and Richard now has work to do as he looks to level his record against Minnesota Vikings fan Dave Thropp, who runs the Twitter account @UK_Vikings. Richards 2016 Results Richard UK Fan Base Season Record v Jaguars 10-6 11-5 0-1 v Bengals 10-6 7-9 1-1 v Redskins 5-11 9-7 1-2 v Raiders 8-7 8-7 1-2-1 Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers (Friday, 12:30am Sky Sports 1) Richard: While the 49ers were expected to struggle this season, no one was predicting the Cardinals would hold the same 1-3 record coming into this Week 5 clash. Arizona have already lost two games at home and their offence hasnt got going. Should quarterback Carson Palmer fail the NFLs concussion protocol then Drew Stanton will start on Thursday night. This has to be frustrating for a Cardinals defence which is tied for third with nine takeaways, has 11 sacks and ranks ninth overall.  Quarterback Carson Palmer suffered a concussion in Week 4 and was still in concussion protocol on Tuesday San Francisco lost linebacker Navarro Bowman to an Achilles injury on Sunday and it showed as the Dallas Cowboys ran the ball at will. A team struggling to mount anything on offence now appears to have lost the heart of their defence as well. The 49ers will need to establish their run game to have a realistic chance of victory but Arizona should have too much for them to handle. CardinalsDave: Cardinals poor start is baffling. Stanton looks like he is in line to start and must be ready from the first whistle. 49ers need to hope [quarterback Blaine] Gabbert can survive a defence with a chip on its shoulder, but I think the Cards will be too much to handle. Cardinals  Minnesota Vikings @ Houston Texans (Sunday, 5:30pm Sky Sports 2)Richard: This Minnesota Vikings defence is for real! They lead the league with 11 takeaways and a plus-10 turnover differential. Defensive performance means the losses of starting QB Teddy Bridgewater and RB Adrian Peterson havent proven to be nearly so significant, with Sam Bradford managing the offence well and capitalising on opposition mistakes. The Texans are 2-2 but lead the AFC South; however its been a rocky start for highly paid free agent acquisition Brock Osweiler. Through four games, hes thrown more interceptions (six) than touchdowns (five). Thats not the kind of production Houston paid over $70m for and its compounded by the loss of their best defensive player for the season, J.J. Watt. On current form, its a big ask for this team to go to Minneapolis and come out on top. Vikings The Texans are without J.J. Watt and, despite beating the Titans in Week 4, face a tougher opposition on Sunday Dave: Losing Watt for the season is huge for the Texans who, like the Vikings, rely heavily on their defence. The Vikings defensive unit match up well against the Texans offence and should have enough weapons to remain undefeated. VikingsAtlanta Falcons @ Denver Broncos (Sunday, 9pm Sky Sports 2)Richard: Matt Ryan throwing for 500 yards, Julio Jones with 300 receiving yards. The Falcons offence has been good this season but on Sunday they exploded to take care of Carolina, and are now the No 1 ranked offence in the NFL. Going up against a defence which is widely believed to be the leagues best makes this a mouthwatering clash. Julio Jones had 300 yards in the Falcons win against Carolina. Can he cause similar problems for the formidable Broncos defence? Denver havent allowed more than 208 passing yards against them this season. Theyve only allowed two passing touchdowns and have claimed five interceptions. They also lead the league with 18 sacks. Although their QB Trevor Siemian left the game early in Tampa Bay through injury, they didnt miss a beat with rookie Paxton Lynch under centre. Siemian appears likely to play this weekend. They say a good defence will always beat a good offence. Denver proved that to be true in Super Bowl 50. At Mile High, well see if they can prevail over Atlanta. BroncosDave: Atlanta were awesome offensively against the Panthers and have the weapons to damage any team. Defensively they still give up too many yards but I believe that the Broncos defence will have all they can handle. Theres uncertainty at the quarterback position and offensive momentum could stall. Falcons Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers (Sunday, 1am Sky Sports 2)Richard: What has happened to Odell Beckham Jr? The Giants star wide receiver has yet to find the end zone in 2016 and frustration is starting to show. Erratic behaviour on the sideline in the loss to the Redskins was followed up on Monday night with complaints that officials are treating him harshly. It appears that Giants head coach Ben McAdoo and QB Eli Manning have had enough of his antics and ttold Beckham he needs to start controlling his emotions. Josh Donaldson Jersey. They sorely need him to be at his best ahead of a tough looking trip to Lambeau Field on the back of a two-game losing streak.  Odell Beckham Jr. is yet to score a touchdown in 2016 The Green Bay Packers are coming off of a bye week and have problems of their own that need addressing. Mike McCarthys team are yet to put a complete 60 minutes together with the Aaron Rodgers-led offence impressive in the first half of games against Jacksonville and Detroit but struggling to finish. Home-field advantage, combined with an extra week to prepare for the Giants, who come off a short week, is a combination which appears to stack the odds in Green Bays favour. PackersDave: Which Aaron Rodgers will show up? If the Giants can rattle him early they have a chance. However, New York have injuries on defence, and the offence looked lost against the Vikings. Manning and OBJ will need to get on the same page and produce a big game. Home advantage just sways me this week. PackersTampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers (Tuesday, 1:15am Sky Sports 1)Richard: This is a huge game for both teams. Not only is this an NFC South clash but both teams have disappointing 1-3 records. The Bucs have so far failed to show the improvement expected under new head coach Dirk Koetter, while the Panthers have been one of the more disappointing teams this season. Cam Newton was manhandled a week ago by the Vikings defence and on Sunday he was knocked out of the game against the Falcons. At the same time, Carolinas own defence simply isnt making the plays we saw in 2015.If Carolina are to be post-season challengers this year, this is a game they have to win. They face a quarterback in Jameis Winston who appears to have slightly regressed on his rookie year and, at times, doesnt seem to know where he is on the field. His only other road game this season was a disaster, albeit against a good Cardinals defence, as he threw four interceptions and lost a fumble. Home field advantage should help Carolina prevail. Panthers Cam Newton left Sundays game with a concussion Dave: Who envisaged this as a must-win game for Carolina? Newton looks a different player from last year, and the defence couldnt contain the Falcons attack. Tampa are a work in progress but Winston must restore confidence in himself and the offence. He will need to as the Buccaneers defence is 31st in points allowed, and Carolina can exploit their limited pass rush. 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