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VANCOUVER - Pa-Modou Kah speaks an impressive eight languages.By the end of his first season with the Vancouver Whitecaps he could know a ninth.The veteran central defender signed with the Major League Soccer club last week and was on the field for his first training session Monday as the players went through fitness testing.Kah, whose career included stops in Europe and Asia before he joined the Portland Timbers last season, speaks English, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Arabic, Dutch and Wolof. One language he has yet to master is Spanish, which just happens to be the native tongue of Vancouvers extensive Latin American contingent — including captain Pedro Morales and fellow midfielders Matias Laba and Mauro Rosales.Football is a universal language, said the 34-year-old Kah. For me its just about understanding and helping each other on the pitch.Born in Gambia before moving to Norway with his family at the age of eight, Kah has more than 300 professional games under his belt, including 47 with Portland last season. The former Norwegian international comes to a squad looking for some added leadership on and off the field after the Whitecaps parted ways with veteran defender Andy OBrien in the off-season.I wanted to bring in an experienced MLS guy, said Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson. I know Kahs character. I know what hes about.Vancouver will have a much different look in the centre of defence this season after also saying goodbye to Johnny Leveron and Carlyle Mitchell. Kendall Waston is back after he was acquired last summer in time to help the Whitecaps push for a playoff spot, while the team added 24-year-old Uruguayan Diego Rodriguez on loan with a transfer option earlier this month. Vancouver has also used first-round draft picks on central defenders Christian Dean (2014) and Tim Parker (2015) the last two years.I want good characters here. Ive stressed that all along, said Robinson. The new players coming in, I think you can see what they bring to the table just in one day. Theyre character guys and we need that as a club moving forward. Its not going to be easy. I know its going to be a lot harder than it was last year, and it was hard last year.But if you want an easy life youre in the wrong sport. We know the challenge ahead of us.For his part, Robinson said Rodriguez is a perfect example of the type of player the Whitecaps are looking for in terms of age, playing style and ability.Footwork fundamentals that you need as a defender, Diegos got, said Robinson. He wants to defend. He enjoys defending. He enjoys putting his body on the line.Rodriguez said that hes looking forward to getting to know his new teammates and fight for that open spot alongside the 27-year-old Waston.Ive seen videos of him and hes an important player, said Rodriguez. I can learn a lot from Kendalls game. I hope I get an opportunity to play with him.Kah was by far the most vocal player on the pitch Monday and added that he still feels he has plenty to contribute and is ready to fight for a spot in the starting 11.If I didnt see myself as a starter then I wouldnt play soccer, said Kah. A football player whos content to be on the bench — thats not me.Apart from the remodelled defence, the Whitecaps also acquired another Uruguayan in 23-year-old striker Octavio Rivero as a young designated player in December as Vancouver looks to improve on last seasons performance that ended with a first-round playoff loss to FC Dallas.The guys that have come in have already shown theyre easy to get into the team and theyre good guys. Hopefully well see the same tight-knit group as last year, said goalkeeper David Ousted. I saw the people we brought in and it looks exciting. I cant wait to play with them and see what kind of players they are and get to know them. Its important to get to know the guys and get them in the team and get that chemistry.Kah, Waston and Rodriguez are all aggressive central defenders and Robinson said part of the reason for having five capable bodies in the fold is the inevitable suspensions that will come during the course of the season because of yellow card accumulation.At some stage, whether its a wrong decision by a player, a wrong decision by an official, it does happen, said Robinson. Its important I have the cover. Im not worried about that because I dont want to take their strengths out of their game. One of their main strengths is the aggression, the physicality.You look at the successful teams in this league, theyve got physical centre backs and I think its the first time we can say we have as well.The Whitecaps — who will practice in Vancouver all week before heading to Arizona to continue pre-season training — had an up-and-down 2014 campaign, but Robinson is confident the moves for Kah, Rodriguez and Rivero have the team in a good position ahead of the opener on March 7 against Toronto FC.Its important to be a forward-moving club that the players you bring in have to be better than the players that are leaving, said Robinson. Bringing in starters or players you think can start will give you more headaches because you have to disappoint a few more players. But unfortunately thats the life were in.Notes: The Whitecaps announced on Monday that 21-year-old midfielder Ben McKendry has graduated from the clubs residency program and signed an MLS contract. 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They made an earsplitting statement Sunday.Behind blockers angry over being scapegoated for the teams myriad problems, the Broncos found the balance, ground game and pocket of protection that had eluded them during their recent slide.Capitalizing on this newfound nastiness, Peyton Manning threw four TD passes, including three to Demaryius Thomas, and C.J. Anderson ran for 167 yards and the go-ahead score in Denvers 39-36 win over Miami on Sunday.We all needed to be accountable to our teammates, guard Orlando Franklin said. We felt weve been letting our teammates down and not taking care of business.With perfect balance — 35 runs and 35 throws — the Broncos (8-3) overcame an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to stay atop the highly competitive AFC West.They took so much (heat) during the week, Anderson said of the O-line, which is building chemistry on the run after wholesale changes three weeks ago. Theyre still human and some of them got feelings. Theyre not going to tell you, but some of them were hurt.They put the hurt on the Dolphins to the tune of 201 yards, but the Broncos first lead didnt come until Andersons 6-yard run up the middle with 5:01 left put Denver ahead 32-28.Then, Ryan Tannehills pass skipped off Jarvis Landrys left hand to T.J. Ward, whose 37-yard return set up Wes Welkers insurance TD catch.The Broncos needed it after Tannehill drove the Dolphins (6-5) on another scoring drive, hitting Landry from a yard out with 1:34 left. Lamar Millers 2-point dive made it a three-point game.The Dolphins onside kick was recovered by — who else? — Anderson, who sealed the game with a 26-yard run that could have been longer had he not slid so the Broncos could get in victory formation.You just have to give it up to the big boys up front. They took so much heat the outside and the media all week, said Anderson, who added 28 yards on four catches.Manning became the third player in NFL history with touchdown passes in 50 consecutive games, joining Drew Brees (54) and Tom Brady (52). He threw for 257 yards on 28-of-35 passing.Emmanuel Sanders led the way with nine catches for 125 yards, and Thomas finished with 10 catches for 87 yards, failing to match Calvin Megatron Johnsoons NFL record of eight straight 100-yard games.ddddddddddddHis consolation was three touchdowns.Nah, Thomas said he asked if he was disappointed. ... I just wanted to win the game. I had a decent game, helped the team. The main thing is we won the game.Tannehill (26 of 36 for 227 yards with three TDs) kept the Dolphins a step ahead much of the afternoon.Miami went ahead 28-17 on Tannehills 5-yard TD toss to Landry after Isaiah Burse fumbled a punt at his own 12.Manning drove the Broncos downfield and found Thomas from 5 yards out, then hit Sanders with the 2-point pass to pull Denver to 28-25 with 14:09 remaining.I thought the best thing our team did was we stayed pretty calm, Manning said. We just had a real calm demeanour the entire game. Everybody did. And that definitely proved to be a key factor late in the game.The only time the Broncos lost their cool came when Brandon McManus clanked a 33-yard field goal try off the right upright after Manning had tripped on third-and-1 from the 7 for his only sack.His teammates could hardly hide their anguish. On the sideline, centre Manny Ramirez ripped his helmet off and hollered as Thomas slammed his helmet to the ground.To come away with no points was really disappointing, Manning said, and once again it could have been that this is not our day type of mentality. We just said, Hey, its obviously going to be a dogfight.Ultimately, it was the Dolphins who would lament the loss, the Broncos balance having thrown them off.Theyre known for throwing the ball all over the place, cornerback Brent Grimes said. They had a plan to run the ball and control the game like that. They did a good job of it.Franklin was happy for the one-week reprieve from the criticism.This is the NFL. One week, youre great and the next week, theyre talking about you like they talked about you last week, he said. 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