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CLEVELAND -- Nick Davila threw for 237 yards and eight touchdowns and the Arizona Rattlers won their third consecutive ArenaBowl title with a 72-32 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday night. The Rattlers are the second team in Arena Football League history to win three straight titles. It was also the Rattlers fifth overall championship, tying them with the Tampa Bay Storm for the most in league history. "It feels great," Rattlers coach Kevin Guy said. "We knew a few years ago we had a good young group, good core group, and I thought we could have some good years." Rod Windsor paced the Rattlers receivers with seven catches for 123 yards and three touchdowns and Davila was selected as the games MVP. "I cant even put it into words how I feel right now," Davila said. "Our team is amazing, all the trials and tribulations, not only myself, but a couple of the individual players on our team. All of the stuff weve been through, couldnt be happier for this group of people." "I had a lot of emotional stuff going on off the field, but when I stepped in between those lines, it was home to me," Davila said. The Rattlers took advantage of numerous mistakes by the Gladiators and went into halftime with a 44-13 lead. "We didnt want to do finesse on them too much tonight," Rattlers defensive end Cliff Dukes said. "Our whole angle was to get in their heads early. Not talking trash or nothing, but just going out and playing football like how its supposed to be done." Kerry Reed, Tyson Poots and Chris Jackson each had two touchdowns for Arizona. Reed also had a 46-yard interception return for a touchdown to put Arizona up 14-0 early in the first quarter. "It felt like we were almost out of it by the end of the first quarter," Gladiators wide receiver/linebacker Collin Taylor said. "Picks are OK if they dont turn into that and that was kind of worst-case scenario. They kind of stomped on our throats after that." "We made them look like the best team in the league." Gladiators quarterback Shane Austin was 18 of 41 for 210 yards and three touchdowns and four interceptions. The Gladiators did make a habit of coming from behind in 2014, winning six games on the final play from scrimmage. But the rout continued in the second half, as Arizona pushed the lead to 58-13 in the third. "What we saw on film was teams were allowing them to get back in games," Guy said. "So we wanted to get up on them, start fast and then just keep your foot on the gas pedal." The Rattlers kept up the scoring into the fourth quarter, making it 65-19 with 12:28 remaining, putting away any hopes of a Cleveland comeback. Arizonas defence made life miserable for the Gladiators. It was out of sync, plagued by multiple drops, drive-stalling penalties and turnovers. ROME -- Roma beat Napoli 3-2 in the first leg of their Italian Cup semifinal on Wednesday thanks to a double from Ivory Coast forward Gervinho. The return match will take place next Wednesday. Udinese leads Fiorentina 2-1 in the other semifinal. Napoli staged a second-half comeback from two goals down after Gervinhos opener and a stunning strike from Kevin Strootman. But Gervinho scored the winner two minutes from time. "In our league, ninety per cent of the matches are played defensively but its good to play like this against strong players," Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi said. "Its good to see games like this, theyre an advert for football. "It wasnt good for us mentally to concede a minute after the restart. But after they made it 2-2, we responded brilliantly. Another good game like tonights awaits us in Naples." Napoli started the brighter but it was Roma which broke the deadlock in the 13th minute when Gervinho ran onto a delightful through-ball from Francesco Totti and rounded goalkeeper Pepe Reina before firing home from three meters. Strootman doubled Romas lead in the 32nd with a stunning rocket into the top right corner from more than 30 metres. Gonzalo HHiguain pulled one back for Napoli a minute into the second half as the ball deflected off Mehdi Benatia and goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis got his hands to it but could not prevent it from going in.dddddddddddd It was the former Real Madrid strikers 16th of the season. Substitute Dries Mertens levelled in the 70th, four minutes after coming off the bench, when he burst between two defenders and blasted an effort past De Sanctis. Gervinho secured the match for Roma when he collected Alessandro Florenzis pass and coolly slotted into the near side of goal. Udinese, which has eliminated both Milan teams, beat Fiorentina on Tuesday in a match which saw three wonderful goals. Antonio Di Natale broke the deadlock in the 36th minute with his first goal from open play since September but Juan Manuel Vargas smashed an effort in off the underside of the crossbar a minute from halftime. Substitute Luis Muriel scored a long-range winner for Udinese, which is hoping to reach the final for the first time since 1922. Both sides eliminated illustrious teams in the previous round. Napoli knocked out holder Lazio, while Roma defeated Juventus, which is on course for a third successive league title. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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