SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - After three days of light, make that very light, workouts, Team Irvin and Team Carter are ready for Sunday nights Pro Bowl.Tony Romo will start at quarterback for Team Irvin, Andrew Luck for Team Carter in the second year of a format concocted to bring some life to an event that had become a show of halfhearted effort, little defence and practically no blocking.The players returning from last season say the intensity was up.There were some big hits last year, Denver safety T.J. Ward said.Not that it was anything close to a regular NFL game, and not even in the same stratosphere as what will be happening on the same field a week later when Seattle and New England meet in the Super Bowl.The Pro Bowl comes at the end of a long, long season. Some played in 18 games. They are looking forward to the off-season, vacations with their families, and the last thing anybody wants to see is a significant injury.Youve got to respect guys careers, Carolina inside linebacker Luke Kuechly said. You cant go out there and try to smoke everyone. Youve got to understand guys are here to have fun, but at the same time guys are competitive and thats going to come out. The bottom line is youve just got to respect each other.Its a format where teammates can go against each other. Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford joked that he could make a deal with Lions safety Glover Quin that Quinn would allow Stafford to throw a touchdown, and Stafford would throw Quinn an interception.There are those who miss the old AFC vs. NFC format, New York Jets centre Nick Mangold chief among them.I think there was something about coming out here and saying Im from the AFC and this is my team, he said earlier in the week. Now that its not, Id be the first to say Im not a fan of how they do it.New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees said reports that in games past players havent given much of an effort were exaggerated.I think there were a few plays here and there where you might look at it and be like that was a lack of effort or just wasnt full speed, he said. So I think it got a bad rap just because of a few plays.But thats what stuck out in certain peoples minds. The league was the one threatening to shut it down, which I think would be an absolute shame. This is a tradition. Its a way to reward players for hard-fought season.Hall of Famers Michael Irvin and Cris Carter chose the teams in a draft carried on with much hoopla Wednesday night. Dallas Jason Garrett and his staff will coach Team Irvin, Baltimores John Harbaugh and his staff Team Carter.The teams went through their final practice Saturday at Scottsdale Community College, doing a little work with position coaches, a few reps in their shorts of 11-on-11 and a lot of autograph signing and picture posing.Last year, the team of Jerry Rice beat the one of Deion Sanders 22-21, a definite departure from the high-scoring Pro Bowls of the recent past.The game is taking a one-year break from its usual site of Honolulu. And while there are a few wistful mentions of the beach, nobody was complaining at least publicly about the desert weather, with temperatures in the mid-70s on Saturday and high 70s forecast for 70. University of Phoenix Stadium, which is sold out for the event, has a retractable roof.The Pro Bowl returns to Hawaii next season.There will be some unusual rules in the game Sunday night. Most noticeable will be the PATs. The gap between goal posts will be narrowed from the standard 18.6 feet to 14 feet and the kick will be moved back to the 15-yard line, essentially making it a 25-yard kick. Team Irvin kicker Adam Vinatieri hasnt missed a PAT in five seasons. Team Carters Cody Parkey didnt miss one in his rookie season.There were the usual rash of withdrawals from the original team, including six quarterbacks. Injuries, major and minor, were usually given as the reason. That, and of course, players who have a much bigger game to play next Sunday.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/AP_NFL Scott Mayfield Jersey . On the eve of the 2013-14 NBA season, he can finally take a step back and allow his team to do the talking. Pat LaFontaine Jersey . -- Ryan Gropp scored in overtime as the Seattle Thunderbirds shut out the Spokane Chiefs 1-0 in Western Hockey League play Tuesday. http://www.authentichockeyshopislanders....slanders+jersey. The Islanders own the fifth pick in the 2014 draft but had until June 1 to decide whether to keep it or defer to 2015. The selection was packaged in the teams deal for Thomas Vanek on October 27, 2013. Johnny Boychuk Jersey . Mike Babcock has turned to the Montreal Canadiens goalie over Roberto Luongo, who backed Canada to a gold medal in Vancouver in 2010, for Canadas final preliminary round game against the ailing Finns. Nick Leddy Jersey . He was still a kid, going into his senior year of high school. Thursday, the point guard stood in front of a couple dozen members of the media and spoke with poise about how much hed grown since then, and how hes ready for the next level.David Clarkson will have to wait to make his regular season Toronto Maple Leafs debut. Clarkson was assessed a 10-minute penalty for leaving the bench to join an altercation in the third period of the Leafs Sunday night preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres. The penalty carries with it an automatic 10-game suspension. "Were not proud or happy that went on, thats for sure," Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle told reporters after the game. "I think Dave Clarkson made a mistake and now well pay for it." NHL Rule 70.10 states: "The first player to leave the players or penalty bench illegally during an altercation or for the purpose of starting an altercation from either or both teams shall be suspended without pay for the next 10 regular league and/or playoff games of his team." Clarkson wont be eligible to make his Leafs debut until Oct. 25 when his team visits the Columbus Blue Jackets. A brawl erupted between the two teams when Sabres forward John Scott dropped his gloves and went after Leafs forwward Phil Kessel.dddddddddddd That fight came just seconds after a fight between Leafs forward Jamie Devane and the Sabres Corey Tropp. Kessel would not drop his gloves to fight Scott, but instead swung his stick twice at Scott. His actions resulted in both slashing and fighting penalties. Scott was given five- and 10-minute misconducts as well as a game misconduct. In total, the incident amounted in over 100 penalty minutes being assessed, including five-minute fighting majors to goaltenders Ryan Miller and Jonathan Bernier. Kessel received a match penalty for his retaliation on Scott, a ruling imposed for deliberate attempt to injure another player. The NHL Rulebook states that any player given a match penalty "shall be automatically suspended from further competition" until a ruling is handed down by the Commissioner. The Maple Leafs would win the game 5-3. Last week, Phoenix Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette was handed a 10-game suspension for leaving the bench to fight Los Angeles Kings forward Jordan Nolan. 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