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ST. LOUIS - Before trotting onto the field for their pregame introductions, five St. Louis Rams players stood with their hands raised in a show of compassion and solidarity for Ferguson protesters.I just think there has to be a change, tight end Jared Cook said after the Rams 52-0 rout over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. There has to be a change that starts with the people that are most influential around the world.No matter what happened on that day, no matter how the whole situation went down, there has to be a change.Coach Jeff Fisher said hed not been aware the gesture had been planned by the players, all of them black.Wide receivers Tavon Austin and Kenny Britt came out together first, with the move obscured by a smoke machine in the upper reaches of the Edward Jones Dome. Cook, Stedman Bailey and Chris Givens then came out and stood together with hands raised in the fog.Some witnesses said Michael Brown had his hands up before being fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson in August. Brown had been unarmed.I dont want the people in the community to feel like we turned a blind eye to it, Britt said. What would I like to see happen? Change in America.After Tre Mason scored on an 8-yard run to make it 45-0 in the fourth quarter, he and Britt raised their hands together.It touched a lot of us. It added fuel to our fire, Mason said.Cook said players have been too busy to go to Ferguson, plus its kind of dangerous down there and none of us want to get caught up in anything.It takes some guts, it takes some heart, so I admire the people around the world that have been doing it, he added.Across the street from the stadium, about 75 protesters gathered in the second half as about 30 police wearing riot gear watched from a distance. Protesters chanted Hands up, dont shoot! No justice, no football! This is what democracy looks like, and Were here for Mike Brown.James Weaver of St. Louis was among the protesters outside the stadium and argued with two fans leaving. They were separated by police.People dont understand what this is about, Weaver said. This is about a young man lying on the street for four hours. People are mad.Weaver added that police are clicking their boots like the Gestapo.The Rams had additional security measures in place for the game, including armed personnel from the National Guard. The team has wanded fans outside entrances all season.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL Christen Press Jersey. Edmonton opened the season with 14 straight victories before falling Friday night 10-8 to the host Colorado Mammoth in National Lacrosse League action. Lynn Williams Jersey. 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In one tournament, he made a 25-foot birdie putt on his final hole to earn the last spot on the Presidents Cup team. In the next one, Johnson made a bunch of big putts in the final round of the rain-delayed BMW Championship for a 6-under 65 for a two-shot victory over Nick Watney. Next up? His win Monday at Conway Farms gave Johnson the No. 4 seed going into Tour Championship, giving him a clear shot at the FedEx Cup and its $10 million prize. "Its hard to grasp the last two weeks of golf," Johnson said. "Its not like you have to win every week to win that FedEx Cup. Youve just got to win at the right times, or play well at the right times. And I like the momentum I have for next week." Johnsons 10th career win came at the expense of Jim Furyk, who endured another dose of final-round disappointment. Furyk, who had a one-shot lead, has failed to win the last six times he had at least a share of the lead going into the last round. He holed a 12-foot birdie putt at No. 10 to build a two-shot lead, but played the last eight holes in 2-over and wound up with a 71 to finish alone in third. Furyk had to settle for slice of history Friday as the sixth player in PGA Tour history with a 59. Only three players in that exclusive club went on to win -- Al Geiberger is the only player to win when the 59 was not in the final round. "I dont know if I used them all up on Friday and knocked them all in or what, but I just wasnt able to get the putts to go," Furyk said. Johnson wasnt the only player who felt like a winner Monday. Luke Donald, a member at Conway Farms, was No. 54 in the FedEx Cup and was on the verge of being left out of the top 30 players who advanced to the Tour Championship. He ran off four straight birdies on the back nine, atoned for a bogey on No. 16 with a birdie on the 17th, and then saved par from a bunker on the 18th hole for a 66 to tie for fourth. That moved him up to No. 29 to get him into East Lake. Watney was at No. 34, and he went from playing his way into the top 30 to nearly winning the tournament. Watney closed with a 64 and was tied for the lead until Johnson made an 18-foot birdie putt out of the first cut on the 16th hole, and a 12-footer for birdie on the next hole. "The guys ahead of me were ahead of me for a reason -- theyve been playing well all year," Watney said. "Luckily for me, I kind of pulled everythiing together.dddddddddddd" The FedEx Cup points will be reset, meaning the top five only have to win the Tour Championship to capture the cup. Tiger Woods will be the No. 1 seed, though he doesnt go there with much momentum. Woods started the final round in cool, breezy conditions just four shots behind and was never a factor after missing a short par putt on the opening hole. He closed with a 71 and tied for 11th, seven shots behind. "It was not a very good putting week," Woods said, who was coming off a tie for 65th on the TPC Boston. "Its just one of those weeks where I just didnt have it." Henrik Stenson, a winner in Boston and angry enough in Chicago that he snapped off the head of his driver during the final round, will be the No. 2 seed at East Lake, followed by Masters champion Adam Scott, Johnson and Matt Kuchar. Steve Stricker, who played in the final group with Johnson, was one shot off the lead when he started the back nine bogey-double bogey. He closed with a 72, a round that cost him one of the top five seeds. Furyk had company in his misery. Matt Jones of Australia had a chance to get to the Tour Championship -- which, in effect, would have put him in the four majors next year -- but his 8-foot birdie putt on the last hole hit the lip. That cost him a spot in the top 30. Harris English was at No. 28 and might have caught the worst break of them all. In a driving rain Sunday, he lost the grip on his tee shot and pulled it into grass so thick the ball was never found. The horn to stop play sounded a minute later, and English went back out Monday morning to No. 8 to play his third shot on the par 5. He wound up with a double bogey, never found momentum and fell out of the top 30 by two shots. Lee Westwood also fell out of the Tour Championship with a poor week. Johnson put his post-season in jeopardy by skipping the opening FedEx Cup playoff event to attend his brothers wedding. He was at No. 27 before he arrived for the BMW Championship and started the week just wanting to make sure he was in Atlanta. He did that and more, giving him 10 wins in his 10 years on the PGA Tour. "Im going to have to forget about this week, take Atlanta for Atlanta and just play," Johnson said. "East Lake is not Conway Farms. Its a beast. Im just going to keep doing what Im doing and just be thankful." 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