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    VANCOUVER - Andrew Harris showed Thursday night what he can do when he gets mad. Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping . Harris ran for 103 yards and a touchdown as B.C. beat the Toronto Argonauts 24-16. That gave the Lions a win at the home opener of their 60th season before a crowd of 25,255 at B.C. Place Stadium. Harris atoned for a poor showing in B.C.s (1-1) season-opening loss in Calgary a week earlier. He also caught six passes for 49 yards. "I wanted to bounce back, and I felt like I did," said Harris, who only rushed for 20 yards in Week 1. "It was definitely disappointing last week, so this week was huge for me." The Argos dropped to 1-1 as they remained winless in Vancouver since 2002. Toronto hasnt started a season 2-0 since 1997. Harris helped the Lions rack up 396 yards in net offence while they allowed a modest 242. "I felt like we were pretty consistent moving the ball," said Harris. "When we needed to score, we got those points in." B.C. quarterback Travis Lulay completed 20 of 34 passes for 249 yards and a touchdown. Toronto QB Ricky Ray was good on 28 of 39 pass attempts for 215 yards, and ran for a meaningless touchdown in the games final minute. "They played a good game and, offensively, we just really couldnt get anything started and couldnt keep anything going," said Ray. "When we didnt have a chance, we just didnt make the plays." Lulay praised Harris for delivering a "phenomenal" performance after struggling a week earlier. The QB said Harris helped the Lions maintain momentum, although they still need to work on getting the ball into the end zone more often. "Last week, he was disappointed," said Lulay. "Hes a competitor, he wants to contribute. "So it was huge for us and huge for him to get him going. You see what happens when we get our run game going and Andrew gets some balls out of the backfield. Thats what makes our offence go." Controversial defensive lineman Khalif Mitchell played his first game against B.C. after being traded to the Argos in the off-season. He and his linemates applied steady pressure on Lulay, but the Lions quarterback eluded it most of the time as B.C. led from start to finish despite a scare late in the fourth quarter. The Argos only managed one sack, by Mitchell, and his late needless roughing-the-passer penalty set up a fourth-quarter Harris touchdown after Toronto had reduced its deficit to 17-9. "Especially early in the football game, they challenged us, and I thought our offensive line really answered the bell really well," said Lulay. "Most of those times I did get hit, it was because they outnumbered us. "So hats off to the offensive line. They took a lot of heat after last week. They wanted to play better, and I thought they really did." Instead of Mitchell and company, it was the B.C. defence that shined, even after linebacker Adam Bighill, a CFL all-star in 2012, left the game with an injury in the third quarter after an Argo fell on the back of his leg. B.C. limited Toronto to three field goals until the game was decided. "They did a good job of keeping a lot of things in front of them," said Ray. "I felt like I was checking the ball down quite a bit, and they just did a good job rallying up and tackling." The game featured two replacement kickers, who accounted for much of the scoring as Hugh ONeill filled in for injured B.C. kicker Paul McCallum. McCallum is out with a groin injury suffered in the warmup before the first pre-season game. The Argos Noel Prefontaine substituted for Swayze Waters after he injured his groin on a convert attempt in Week 1. Like his Toronto counterpart, ONeill kicked three field goals, and earned a single off a miss. B.C.s lone touchdown came as Lulay hit Courtney Taylor with a six-yard strike to open the scoring nine minutes into the first quarter. The scoring play was set up by Lulays 43-yard pass to a wide open Nick Moore two plays earlier. Moore had a strong night, recording six receptions for 107 yards. ONeill accounted for the rest of the B.C. scoring as the Lions took built a 13-0 lead and enjoyed a 14-3 advantage at halftime. Trailing 17-3, the Argos finally caught a pair of breaks as Jalil Carter intercepted a Lulay pass in B.C. territory late in the third quarter and Janzen Jackson blocked an ONeill punt early in the fourth quarter. But on both occasions, the Argos had to settle for field goals. Torontos comeback stalled after Lions defensive back Korey Banks recovered a Ray fumble after B.C.s Eric Taylor stripped the ball away from the Argos quarterback as he being swarmed by B.C. defenders in the pocket. Then Mitchells temperamental ways came back to haunt him — and the Argos. The former Lion was penalized as he hit Lulay well after the play, giving B.C. a first-and-goal situation. One play later, Harris, who had been critical of Mitchell and tweeted "good riddance" after he was traded, scampered four yards up the middle into the end zone, staking the Lions to an insurmountable 24-9 lead. "I was out in the flat, and I just saw a bunch of guys scuffling it up," said Harris. "But thats what Khalif does, so its not really surprising if it was him." Mitchell showed no emotion towards the penalty. "It is what it is," he nonchalantly told reporters. Notes: Bighill was taken to hospital after the game with a suspected broken leg. ... The American and Canadian national anthems were sung to honour the Fourth of July holiday. Sophie Tweed-Simmons, the daughter of actress Shannon Tweed and KISS frontman Gene Simmons, sang both anthems. ... It was the 1,000th game in Lions history. ... Lions centre Angus Reid remained out with a back injury suffered early in training camp. He is on the nine-game injured reserve list, but could return earlier if he recovers in time. ... Lions defensive end Julius Williams, signed as a free agent from Edmonton in the off-season, played his first game after recuperating from pre-season knee injury. Cheap Jerseys From China . Wiggins, a 6-foot-8, 200-pound forward who plays his first exhibition game on Wednesday against Pitt State, was the top prospect in the class of 2013. Cheap Jerseys For Sale . Kelli Stack and Alex Carpenter also scored for the Americans, who avoided a repeat of Finlands upset at the Four Nations Cup in Lake Placid, N.Y., in November. Finnish goalie Noora Raty made 58 saves in that one, but the three-time Olympian could stop just 40 of 43 U.SPIELBERG, Austria -- Red Bull doubts coming home will be an advantage, as Formula One returns to Austria this week for the first time in 11 years. Team drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel finally ended Mercedes six-race winning streak by finishing 1-3 in the Canadian Grand Prix two weeks ago. But just when their F1 fortunes have taken an upturn, they dont believe their home track, the old A1 Ring redubbed the Red Bull Ring, will give them anything more than an emotional boost in the Austrian Grand Prix. Even then, teams that have been eating Red Bulls exhaust for the last four years are keen to pay them in kind on their home track. "It adds a bit of extra motivation," F1 leader Nico Rosberg of Mercedes admits. "It would be really special to win on the A1 Ring." Ricciardo and Vettel believe rival Mercedes will bounce back from its hiccup in Montreal, and go into the Austrian GP as deserved favourites. "The gap is still big," Ricciardo said on Thursday. "Weve got a bit of steam from the last race. Were all really excited - the home one for Red Bull - but (closing the gap) is still going to take a bit of time, its not going to happen overnight." Vettel thinks Mercedes is likely to have sorted out the technical mishaps from Montreal. "Everything else would surprise me," Vettel said, adding his teams goal was to get as close as possible to its dominant rival. "If a chance comes up like in Canada, we want to be right there to take it." Only engine troubles have stymied Mercedes this season. In Montreal, Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton had the same problem at about the same time, when their rear brakes overheated. While Hamilton went out, race leader Rosberg managed to limit the damage and lost just one place. "Its work in progress," Rosberg said of his team technicians trying to solve the problem. "We are confident its not happening again. We dont need to go extra conservative." Despite his second DNF of the season, Hamilton took positives out of tthe Canadian GP. Discount Nike NFL Jerseys. "Weve only gained from that experience," the 2008 world champion said. "The cars been fixed so that wont happen again. ... We have a lot races ahead of us so a couple of DNFs are not concerning me too much now. I have done my optimum but there is still room for improvement." The Austrian GP was last held in 2003, when Michael Schumacher triumphed on his way to the sixth of his seven world titles. Only four drivers have raced on this circuit -- Jenson Button, Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso and Filipe Massa. It will be the first time for Ricciardo and Vettel. Although the track has been modified only slightly, the 11-year-old race data wont be much help as the series has drastically changed with the introduction of the hybrid cars. "To be honest, I dont remember anything ... I have no memories," Alonso said. "(It) is a very short circuit, so there are only five or six corners around here where you can make the time, so I expect all the cars to be very close. One or two tenths (in time), you can make a lot of places, so you just need to make a perfect lap." Teams will rely heavily on their simulations, and need to gather as much data as possible during practice on Friday and Saturday morning, especially on surface characteristics. Those could change between the first and second practices as rain has been forecast for Friday afternoon. At 4.3 kilometres, the track is one of the shortest on the calendar. However, it has fast straights and features only nine turns, with just the first three to be taken in low gear, and it includes two DRS zones -- after the second and the ninth turn. In these zones, drivers are allowed to alter the angle of their cars rear wing flap to reduce drag while attempting to overtake. Until the Canadian GP, Mercedes was racing in a league of its own. Rosberg leads with 140 points, Hamilton has 118, and next-best was Ricciardo, on 79. 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