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ARLINGTON, Texas -- This time, the Los Angeles Angels didnt have to watch the Rangers celebrate clinching the AL West title -- like they had to do in Texas after the final regular-season game last year.While far from the playoff chase this season, the Angels still have 10 games left to try to avoid finishing last in the division for the first time since 1999, the year before Mike Scioscia became their manager.Mike Trout hit his 28th homer and Jered Weaver went six innings for his 150th career victory in an Angels uniform in a 5-4 win over the AL-leading Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.Were still fighting. ... Were not going to give up. Were just going to try to get some positives out of the end of the year and go from there, Trout said. Its not fun when youre not playing for a playoff spot. The other teams that youre playing, they are. If you go out there and play to win, you can have a little part in if they make it.The Angels have won six AL West titles under Scioscia, the last just two years ago.Trouts three-run drive off Derek Holland (7-9) in the fifth put the Angels up 5-1.The magic number for Texas (90-63) to win its second consecutive AL West title remained at two after the loss and second-place Houstons 6-5 win earlier at Oakland.At 66-86, the Angels and As are tied at the bottom of the five-team division. They have three games left against each other, next week in Los AngelesWe dont try to look at our record. Were just trying to win ballgames and win series, Trout said. Weve got three series left, and were going to try to win all of them.For the Rangers, who have nine games left, any chance of ending their homestand with a clinching game against the Angels earlier Wednesday with the win by Houston, which now goes home for a four-game series against the Angels.Destiny is in our hands, shortstop Elvis Andrus said. Believe me, no matter if we clinch here, or anywhere, as long as youre in that, thats been our main goal. Thats our first goal.Weaver (12-12), who struck out six and allowed four runs, joined Chuck Finley (165) as the only pitchers to win 150 games for the Angels.A California native who has spent all 11 of his MLB seasons with the Angels, Weaver is 150-93 in 321 career starts. The right-hander 18-8 in 40 career starts against the Rangers, his most wins against any opponent.(Weaver) has been incredible for a long time. Its great to see him reach some milestones, Scioscia said. Hes part of the heart and soul of what weve done. Im glad hes throwing the ball well.Andrew Bailey worked the ninth, allowing a two-run double to Andrus before hitting Jurickson Profar with a pitch. He earned his fourth save in four chances since his Angels debut Sept. 2.Rookie outfielder Nomar Mazara had three hits for Texas, including two RBI singles. After his run-scoring hit in the fifth, he scored on Carlos Beltrans homer that got the Rangers within 5-4.Beltran hit his 28th homer overall, and sixth since getting traded from the New York Yankees on Aug. 1.SHORT HOPSAndrelton Simmons had a leadoff single in the Angels second, and scored on Gregorio Petits two-out single. Albert Pujols drove home a run, his 114th RBI, with a single in the third for a 2-0 lead. ... The Rangers won the season series against the Angels 10-9. ... Texas is still an MLB-best 36-11 in one-run games. The Rangers won the first two games in the series by one run, both comeback victories that pushed their majors-leading total to 47.UP NEXTAngels: Travel about 250 miles south to start their final road series of a season in Houston, with the first of four games on Thursday night.Rangers: A day off before opening a three-game series Friday in Oakland.Magic Johnson Lakers Jersey .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. JaVale McGee Lakers Jersey . Miller reached right to deflect Mikhail Grabovskis attempt with just over 2 minutes remaining in regulation, and then made two more saves in the shootout Sunday to give the Sabres a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals. http://www.lakersbasketballshop.com/Kurt-Rambis-Jersey/ .1 million pounds ($61.2 million) on Saturday, giving the beleaguered English Premier League champions a major lift. Nick Van Exel Jersey . The CFLs leading rusher kept adding to his gaudy numbers this season and scored the winning touchdown with just over two minutes to play. The New Westminster, B.C., native plowed three yards into the end zone for the last score of a heated, see-saw battle between the two teams with the best records in the CFL. Nick Van Exel Jersey .7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2.2 million. Wieters had asked for $8.75 million and the Orioles had offered $6.FIFA will have a new president on February 26. After 18 years, Sepp Blatters controversial reign will come to an official end at the FIFA Congress in Zurich.Five candidates want to replace Blatter and become the most powerful man in world football, and whoever wins will become the ninth elected president in FIFAs 112-year history.The new president will be elected in a secret ballot of FIFAs 209 member associations, but Kuwait and Indonesia are banned, so there may be only 207 votes up for grabs. Africa has 54 votes, Europe 53, Asia 46, North and Central America and the Caribbean 35, Oceania 11 and South America 10. A candidate needs two thirds of the votes to win in the first round. In subsequent rounds, the candidate with the lowest number of votes drops out and a simple majority is required to win.During the past three months, Sky Sports News HQ has interviewed all five candidates - Sheikh Salman of Bahrain, Gianni Infantino, Prince Ali of Jordan, Jerome Champagne and Tokyo Sexwale.With congress just around the corner, we conclude our look at the candidates by exploring UEFAs general secretary.Profile: Sheikh SalmanProfile: Tokyo SexwaleProfile: Jerome ChampagneProfile: Prince Ali Infantino is well known in European circles and to fans whose clubs reach the Champions League draw GIANNI INFANTINO...WHY IS HE STANDING?WHY IS HE STANDING?Infantino is UEFAs Plan B. When Michel Platini was questioned by Swiss prosecutors in September about the £1.3 million payment he received from Sepp Blatter, UEFA knew their presidents bid to become FIFA president was in serious trouble. Infantino was parachuted into the race and it was always expected that he would drop out if Platini cleared his name.In December, Platini was banned from football for eight years by FIFAs ethics committee. His ban has been reduced by FIFAs appeal committee to six years. Last month he withdrew his FIFA candidacy when it became clear that he had run out of time to overturn the ban before the final election deadline of 26 January.With Platini out of the race, Infantino became UEFAs man - the accidental candidate.WHAT ARE HIS CHANCES?Momentum is key in elections and Infantino appears to have more of it than the other candidates. Once it became clear that Platini would not re-enter the race, Infantino hit the campaign trail. He has been to more than 70 countries in two months and he expects to win votes from all of FIFAs six confederations.As UEFA general secretary, he can count on almost all of Europes 53 votes and he won the backing of the South American CONMEBOL confederation, although they also seem to have backed Sheikh Salman. Infantino also has the support of the Central American Football Union and he has been backed by high-profile figures from within the game such as Jose Mourinho, Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos and Fabio Capello. Infantino is keen to see the World Cup increased to 40 teams After a long-drawn out process, Infantino also received the backing of the FA on 17 February. His campaign team say he has about 70 promised votes and that could rise to about 100 in the second round of voting.Infantinos main challenge will be to win votes in parts of the world where there is an an anti-European bias. There are plenty of Blatter loyalists who blame Europe for their leaders downfall. They think UEFA is too powerful and arrogant and they will not vote to give it more power.WHAT KIND OF PRESIDENT WILL HE BE?Infantino would be the safest pair of hands. He has worked at UEFA for 16 years and he became general secretary in 2009. Since then, he claims to have overseen a trebling of UEFAs revenues and he calls himself a numbers man.He has experience of running major competitions such as the Champions League and Euro 2012.He is fluent in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. His law degree from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland would help him deal with all of FIFAs legal problems.WHAT STANDS OUT IN HIS MANIFESTO?Infantino is committed to expanding the World Cupp from 32 to 40 teams and he would like to see the tournament held across confederations rather than in only one country.dddddddddddd Infantino insists hes the only FIFA presidential candidate that can reform world footballs governing body He is proposing term limits of 12 years for the president and senior officials and he would also disclose his own salary and those of his executives. He says his own UEFA salary will soon be disclosed and he claims it is much less than the reported £4.5m a year.One of the most eye-catching - and voter friendly - features of his manifesto is his pledge of riches for all. He says FIFA should aim to return 50 per cent of its revenues back to its 209 member instead of the current 18 per cent. That would mean that over a four-year cycle, each FA would receive £3.5m and the six confederations would get £28m.Infantinos slick 50-page manifesto also contains a pledge to set up a legends team which would travel the world playing friendly matches and promote football, social projects and charitable aims.Infantinto has also promised to reveal a secret pledge from his manifesto on the eve of the election.WHAT DOES HE THINK OF SEPP BLATTER?Infantino says it would be wrong to judge Blatter until the former FIFA has had a chance to clear his name and overturn his eight year ban. The UEFA general secretary also feels Sepp Blatter deserves credit for the work he has done within FIFA, not just the criticism from recent scandals The UEFA general secretary also feels Sepp Blatter deserves credit for the work he has done within FIFA, not just the criticism from recent scandals According to Infantino, Blatter should be respected for the work he did at FIFA, especially in developing the game around the world. He has not completely ruled out making Blatter honorary president if he clears his name. He says Blatter made a mistake by not retiring after the last World Cup.WHO DOES HE BLAME FOR THE FIFA CRISIS?Infantino is in a difficult position because he cannot criticise Blatter or his UEFA boss Platini in public as much as he may want. Like all the other candidates, he cannot risk losing votes by criticising FIFA or Blatter too strongly. Instead, he talks in couched terms about the mistakes of the past. He feels on much safer ground talking about his plans plans for the future and his three key pillars - reforms and good governance, democracy and participation and football development.WHO DOES HE SUPPORT?He does not want to speak about it during the campaign, but Infantino is an Inter Milan fan. His candidacy has been endorsed by former Inter manager Jose Mourinho and former Inter players Javier Zanetti, Luis Figo and Roberto Carlos. Profile: Sheikh SalmanProfile: Tokyo SexwaleProfile: Jerome ChampagneProfile; Prince AliAlso See:Prince AliJerome ChampagneTokyo SexwaleSheikh Salman ' ' '

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