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ANNAPOLIS, Md. Nike Shox Pas Cher . -- Phillip Walker threw two touchdown passes, Temples defense stuffed Navys running game and the Owls claimed their first American Athletic Conference title with a 34-10 victory Saturday.After Temple (10-3) scored touchdowns on its first three possessions, protecting the 21-0 lead became substantially easier when No. 19 Navy (9-3, No. 20 AP) lost standout quarterback Will Worth to a second-quarter ankle injury.Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said Worth is done for the season, along with running backs Toneo Gulley and Darryl Bonner, both of whom left with first-half injuries.Although the defeat took Navy out of the running for the Cotton Bowl, the Midshipmen are expected to play in the Armed Forces Bowl after facing Army next Saturday.The Owls extended their winning streak to seven and earned their first league title since finishing atop the Middle American Conference in 1967.It showed we have a really good team that is capable of doing a lot of good things, said Walker, who went 16 for 25 for 199 yards.Temple lost to Houston in last years AAC Championship game. This time, the Owls dominated from the outset.Not only did Temple open with TD drives of 75, 59 and 70 yards, but the defense quashed a Navy attack that was averaging 61 points over its previous three games.They just played better. It wasnt a magic wand, Niumatalolo said. They just hit us in the mouth and we hadnt been hit in the mouth for a long time. Normally, we hit other people in the mouth. To Temples credit, they hit us in the mouth. We were dazed the whole game. Its like they hit us with an overhand right.The Midshipmen had scored on 34 of 38 drives -- including 33 touchdowns -- before being denied on their first three possessions by Temple. Worth was injured at the end of the third drive and did not return.That spelled doom for an offense that produced more than 500 yards in each of its last three games. Navy finished with 306 yards, 168 on the ground.Backup quarterback Zach Abey went 7 for 13 for 104 yards and two interceptions.I missed some reads, wish I had some plays back, he said.The result was the end of Navys 15-game home winning streak.Middle linebacker Jarred Alwan led the Owls defense with 13 tackles, and Sean Chandler contributed eight tackle and forced a fumble.Temple took the suspense out of the game with an early show of offensive firepower. After Walker completed a 13-yard pass for Keith Kirkwood on fourth-and-7 from the Navy 28, Jahad Thomas ran for a 15-yard score.A 22-yard touchdown pass to Ventell Bryant made it 14-0, and Walker followed a Navy turnover with a perfectly thrown long pass that Kirkwood caught in stride for a 56-yard score.The injury to Worth occurred on Navys next possession.They just played better than we did, Niumatalolo said. It wasnt schematic. They just beat the crap out of us.After falling behind 24-3 at halftime, the Midshipmen got a 47-yard run from Abey during a drive late in the third quarter that ended with the quarterback scoring from the Temple 1.A 42-yard field goal by Aaron Boumerhi with 10:17 left ended any hope of a Navy comeback.THE TAKEAWAYTemple: The Owls played exceptionally well in proving to be a worthy conference champion. Even before the injuries to Navys backfield, Temples defense successfully tackled the challenge of slowing down Navys formidable offense.Navy: The Midshipmen had it all going for them: Momentum on offense, home-field advantage and the incentive of playing in the Cotton Bowl. But Navy wasnt sharp enough to put a dent in a Temple defense that had allowed a total of 10 points in its previous three games.UP NEXTTemple: The Owls expect to learn their bowl destination on Sunday.Navy: The annual Army-Navy game will be held in Baltimore on Saturday. 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LONDON -- Cities will bid to stage the finals of the Davis and Fed Cups as part of a revamp of the international team tennis competitions.The International Tennis Federation will launch a bidding process in December, although the governing body has yet to determine whether the same city will host the mens and womens competitions.Currently one of the finalists, based on the draw, decides the venue. Croatia is now looking for a suitable location for its men to host Argentina in the Davis Cup final in November.By having a full year or two to plan, we can do more for sponsors and fans with a stadium thats an appropriate size, ITF president David Haggerty said at the organizations London headquarters.Working on the ITF project are consultants from the CSM sports marketing company chaired by Sebastian Coe, president of track and fields governing body, the IAAF.The ITF will assess whether to select a host city from an emerging market that can potentially offer higher financial returns or one of the traditional tennis heartlands where the crowds could be larger and more boisterous.Its a balancing act, making sure we get bids from a number of different cities so we can makke comparisons, Haggerty told The Associated Press. Nike Air Max 2016 Homme. But its not all about money. Its about eyeballs and awareness. Our mission really is to develop, grow and promote tennis around the world. So we will take great caution.Haggerty envisions the winning bid city staging the finals for two to three years. The challenge in potentially using the same venue for both competition finals at the same time is finding somewhere with enough arenas, practice courts and locker rooms.European soccers Champions League final and the NFLs Super Bowl are being examined as major events that are held at neutral venues.The proposed Davis and Fed Cup changes must be approved by the ITFs annual general meeting in August. The ITF anticipates a decision on successful bidding cities next year.The ITF is also examining whether to condense the finals from three to two days and if best-of-three sets would work better for the Davis Cup rather than the current best-of-five. 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