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Football Federation Australia will end the uncertainty surrounding expansion of the A-League by formalising clear criteria early next year for interested bidders. Frank Gore Jersey .A FFA spokesperson confirmed the governing body was finalising a framework to allow it to properly assess applications from new teams.The framework will focus on two aspects - the financial viability of the proposed club, and the clubs capacity to provide benefits to the A-League and the sport at large.It comes after former National Soccer League champions South Melbourne became the latest entity to publicly signal their interest, joining the likes of Brisbane Strikers and Tasmania, both of whom have already made contact with FFA.As has been previously announced, Football Federation Australia is currently developing plans to expand the Hyundai A-League, a FFA spokesperson said.FFA can confirm it has received a number of enquiries from consortia interested in FFAs expansion plans for the Hyundai A-League.At this stage, FFA have advised any interested parties who have made contact that a framework for expansion will be completed early next year, which will allow them to submit expressions of interest in a framework which focuses on the viability of the proposed franchise and its ability to provide benefits to the A-League and the game.FFA last week met former Melbourne Victory shareholders Harry Stamoulis and Robert Belteky, who are behind the Tasmanian bid.However, FFA holds concerns over whether Tasmania is appealing enough to broadcasters and if their proposed home ground, North Hobart Oval, is adequate.Both Tasmania and South Melbourne say they are ready to enter the competition next season, but its believed expansion is unlikely to begin until season 2018-19 at the earliest.FFA chief executive David Gallop has repeatedly used the phrase fish where the fish are regarding expansion, suggesting teams in capital cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will be favoured.However, A-League chief Greg ORourke says regional areas will not be discounted entirely.What weve said publicly about fishing where the fish are is absolutely still our first lens to see things through, he told FourFourTwo.However, having said that, there are a number of bids that will no doubt come from (small) communities who are looking for a football team to actually build pride in their community.(If) they can back it up financially and its sustainable, we will be listening. Donte Moncrief Jersey . Now, correct me if Im wrong but I saw one official distinctly pointing at the net indicating a good goal but after an inconclusive review they overturned the goal. Shouldnt the ruling on the ice (good goal) stand after an inconclusive review? Why was this overturned? James Veaudry Pembroke, ON-- Hey Kerry, Youll get a lot of these, but why was the Montreal goal against Nashville Saturday night overturned? Eller puts the puck on net and the on ice ruling from the ref behind the net is a Montreal goal. Reggie Wayne Jersey .C. -- Glenn Howard needed an extra end to move into the Masters Grand Slam of Curling final. http:/// . On Saturday night, the normally free throw-challenged centre did just that. Howard scored 18 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, including 13 of 19 free throws in a 2 1/2-minute stretch, and the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 122-111. TORONTO -- The New York Yankees offense has disappeared, and their playoffs chances have pretty much vanished, too.Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer off Tyler Clippard in the eighth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 3-0 Saturday.New York has been shut out in three straight games for the first time July 27-28, 1975.Whatever were doing right now, its not working, first baseman Mark Teixeira said. We just seem to have lost it the last few days.The Yankees have lost 10 of 13 following a seven-game winning streak and dropped 4 1/2 games back for the ALs second wild card with eight games left. They likely will miss the playoffs for the third time in four years.You keep fighting. Thats all you can do, manager Joe Girardi said.New York has been held scoreless an AL-high 13 times this season, including six times in September. The Yankees have not scored since Donovan Solanos two-run homer in the ninth inning of Wednesdays win at Tampa Bay and have gone 0 for 16 with runners in scoring position in their last three games, stranding 20 runners.You become disappointed when theres a lack of effort, Girardi said. Theres no lack of effort. We had optional BP today and everybody hit, so theres no lack of effort.The major league record for consecutive shutout losses is four. The last to do it was the Chicago Cubs from April 27 to May 1, 1992.Toronto leads Baltimore by 1 1/2 games for the ALs top wild card, with Detroit another half-game back.Josh Donaldson singled with two outs in the eighth off Clippard (3-5), advanced on a wild pitch, and Edwin Encarnacion walked. Clippard fell behind 2-0 in the count and Bautista sent a fastball over the left-field wall, delighting the crowd of 47,828. Bautista reached 20 homers for the seventh straight season.I was definitely looking for a heater in that situation and I was lucky to make good contact, Bautista said.Jason Grilli (7-5) allowed a two-out triple to Ronald Torreyes in the eighth. Pinchh-hitter Billy Butler fouled off three straight pitches, then swung past a 94 mph fastball. Andrew Luck Jersey. . Grilli pumped his hands twice, pounded his glove and pumped his hands again.I got a pitch I should have hit and fouled it off, Butler said.Roberto Osuna pitched a one-hit ninth for his 35th save in 38 chances, completing Torontos second straight three-hitter.Yankees starter CC Sabathia, 0-2 in his last six starts, allowed four hits and three walks in seven innings. Torontos Marcus Stroman gave up one hit in seven innings -- Aaron Hicks single in the second.We didnt have too many opportunities today, Girardi said. Stroman kept us in check. We just werent able to get anything going off him.BORDER BLUESNew York has lost seven straight games at Rogers Centre, matching a franchise-worst streak. The Yankees also lost seven straight in Toronto in 1992 and 1993.POWER PACKBautista is the sixth Blue Jays player to reach the 20-homer plateau, the most since 2010. He joins Encarnacion (42), Donaldson (36), Michael Saunders (24), Troy Tulowitzki (24) and Russell Martin (20).MAKING THEM MATTERBautista has 16 career home runs that have given his team a lead in the eighth inning or later, including 14 with Toronto.TRAINERS ROOMYankees: 3B Chase Headley (back) and Teixeira (neck) were held out of the starting lineup. Headley went 0 for 7 Thursday and Friday after sitting out the previous three games. Teixeira entered as a defensive replacement in the eighth.UP NEXTRHP Michael Pineda (6-11, 4.89) starts for New York in Sundays series finale and RHP Marco Estrada (9-9, 3.62) for Toronto. 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