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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Sue Bird took a moment to pause and look around the U. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys .S. womens basketball practice court.Standing in one corner doing interviews was assistant Jen Rizzotti, who helped Geno Auriemma win his first title at the school in 1995. On the other end of the court was 2016 Connecticut grad Breanna Stewart showing off her dunking skills while catching alley-oop passes. Right in the middle of it all, as he always has been, was Auriemma. The Hall of Fame coach has been the centerpiece of the record 11 championships that the school has won over the past 21 years.Assembled among the 12 players on the U.S. team are five of the best ever to don a UConn jersey -- Bird, Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Tina Charles and Stewart.I hadnt even thought about it, but this is a really special experience, Bird said. A lot of people give the large UConn presence some flak, but for us its special. All the players are here for a reason. All the coaches are here for a reason. The fact its all come together in this way, its something you want to enjoy every moment of and know once its over it will probably never, ever happen again.Bird, Taurasi, Moore and Charles played for Auriemma on the 2012 Olympic team that won gold. Now with Stewart on the squad, all of UConns history is together in the same place. Both Bird and Taurasi have said that this is probably their last Olympics, making this a final go round for them with their former coach.Its not often, if ever, you get a chance to play for your college coach again. Weve been able to do it for eight years, Bird said. It really is a special experience and one we enjoyed. There have been some ups and downs for sure, but we definitely enjoyed it. To finish with gold medals around our neck is certainly the goal. For myself and Dee even. Its got a little extra because it is coach Auriemma and it could be the last time.The five players have helped the U.S. team get off to a great start to the Olympics. Taurasi is leading the team in scoring and Stewart isnt far behind. The Americans have won their first three games, scoring over 100 points in each contest. Next up is Canada on Friday, which is led by Huskies junior Kia Nurse .Auriemma for his part is trying to enjoy the experience. When the team was first announced he was left defending the selection of so many of his former players. Its hard to argue with their success.Maybe thats why they are here. Maybe they are here because they were able to do that, Auriemma said of his former players success in college and the pros. Maybe they are here because they are that good and Ive always said theres something special about that group. Those people youre talking about, theyre not normal, theyre not regular basketball players or basketball coaches. There is something different about that. You have to be different to be part of this. Maybe it goes together. Its unusual, isnt it?Even he knows that this will end soon, unlikely to ever be repeated. So hes savoring every moment he can. He watched beach volleyball the other day with his wife Kathy and Taurasi, Bird and Stewart. One big happy family together again.It will never happen again thats why Im trying to enjoy it as much as I can, he said.---Online:AP Summer Games website: http://summergames.ap.org/Follow Doug on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dougfeinberg Wholesale Football Jerseys . And follow TSN.ca right through Deadline Day for all the updates. From Pierre LeBrun While Anaheim GM Bob Murray said earlier this season he was not going to trade Jonas Hiller despite the fact hes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, some sources have told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun that Murray might be willing to move another goalie. Cheap Jerseys From China . The Barrie Colts defenceman, who impressed many with his play for Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship, is the top-ranked skater in the February rankings. He has 19 goals and 24 assists for 43 points in 45 games with the Colts this season. http://www.cheapfootballjerseysoutlet.com/ . The team says the Spain international has a muscle pull in his right leg. Barcelona hosts third-division side Cartagena in the return leg of their round-of-32 tie after winning their first meeting 4-1. RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):2:40 p.m.MEDAL ALERT: Oleg Verniaiev of the Ukraine picked up his second medal in mens gymnastics, taking gold in the parallel bars final on Tuesday.Verniaievs score of 16.041 was just a touch better than the 15.9 put up by American Danell Leyva. David Belyavskiy of Russia earned the bronze.Verniaiev finished a close second to Japans Kohei Uchimura in the all-around final last week.The silver by Leyva was the first Olympic medal by an American on parallel bars since 1996. A bronze medalist in the all-around four years ago, Leyva was originally an alternate on the 2016 team before stepping in after John Orozco was injured during training in the weeks leading up to the games.---2:30 p.m.MEDAL ALERT: Tom Burton of Australia has won the gold medal in the mens Laser class at the Rio Olympics sailing regatta.Its the first sailing gold in the Rio Games for the Australians, who won three classes in the London Games in 2012.Burton finished third in Tuesdays medal race to finish two points ahead of Tonci Stipanovic of Croatia, who came in already having been assured of at least the silver. He finished ninth in the medal race. His silver is the first Olympic sailing medal for Croatia.Sam Meech of New Zealand won the bronze.Robert Scheidt fell just short in his attempt to become the first sailor and first Brazilian to win six Olympic medals. Although he won the medal race, he finished fourth overall, four points behind Meech.---2:25 p.m.Kenyan sprinter Carvin Nkanata took a chance and jumped on a plane in Florida on Monday night, landed in Rio de Janeiro Tuesday morning, ran at the Olympics a couple of hours later.Heat 8 of the 200 meters at the Olympic Stadium was the second race of the day for the U.S.-born Nkanata. The first was getting from the airport to the stadium, getting his accreditation, getting registered and getting a lane.No surprise that Nkanata, who says he was only cleared to run for Kenya by the Court of Arbitration for Sport early Tuesday morning, didnt run his best. He finished last in his heat in 21.43 seconds.He says: I just got on a plane last night. I just prayed. I just thought Ive got to get here.---2:20 p.m.Serbia shocked Australia, eliminating the three-time womens basketball silver medalists 73-71 Tuesday and leaving the stunned Aussies standing on the court with their hands on their heads, crying in disbelief.Ana Dabovic hit a free throw with 10.2 seconds left to give Serbia a two-point lead and the Aussies had one last chance to force overtime or win it. But Australia guard Leilani Mitchells heave from near the three-point line was short and Marianna Tolos desperation put-back didnt hit the rim -- sending the jubilant Serbs racing to midcourt to celebrate.Penny Taylor, who is retiring at the end of the WNBA season, stood with her hands on her head when the horn sounded. And emotional Liz Cambage, who has carried the Aussies in Rio and had 29 points and 11 rebounds, broke down in tears. Australias streak of medaling in every Olympics since 1996 came to an abrupt end.---2:05 p.m.China swept all five Olympic badminton golds in London, but its attempt to repeat was over even before Rios gold medal rounds were even set to begin.In mixed doubles, Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia knocked out London silver medalists Xu Chen and Ma Jin of China. The Malaysians will play Wednesday for gold against Indonesias Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir, who beat Chinese Olympic champions Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei.And in a womens doubles semifinal, Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl of Denmark defeated Chinas Tang Yuanting and Yu Yang.But China still has hopes for medals.Chinas Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan will play for gold Friday against Malaysias Tan Wee Kiong and Goh V. Shem.In mens singles, many are watching world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, of Malaysia, who has lost the last two Olympic finals to two-time champion Lin Dan, of China. If both continue winning, the rivals will play in the semifinals.In womens singles, the favorites are Spanish world No. 1 Carolina Marin and Li Xuerui, the Chinese defending Olympic champion.---1:55 p.m.World road race champion Peter Sagan says he is pursuing a dream by competing on the mountain bike at the Rio Games.Its a big change for Sagan, who won three stages in this years Tour de France and clinched the best sprinters green jersey for the fifth consecutive year.Now hes training on the mountain bike. The fan favorite won a small race in Wyoming a couple weeks ago as a tuneup.Sagan said Tuesday that the competition will be much tougher in Rio, but he wants to give it a try. Hes says hes excited to be in Rio after his hopes to compete on the mountain bike in 2012 in London were dashed.---1:50 p.m.MEDAL ALERT: Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands has won the gold medal in the womens Laser Radial class in the Rio Olympics sailing regatta.Bouwmeester, who won the silver in London four years ago, was seventh in the medal race Tuesday and finished six points ahead of silver medalist Annalise Murphy of Ireland. Murphy finished fourth in London after dominating early in that regatta.The bronze medal went to Anne-Marie Rindom of Denmark.Defending bronze medalist Evi Van Acker of Belgium finished fourth. Van Acker fell ill earlier in the regatta and struggled. Her coach said she contracted a severe intestinal infection while training on polluted Guanabara Bay last month.The race had been scheduled for Monday but was postponed due to high winds.---1:35 p.m.Argentina has reached its first Olympic final in mens field hockey after thrashing defending two-time champion Germany 5-2.Gonzalo Peillat scored three times from penalty corners in the first half, and Agustin Mazzilli and Lucas Vila added second-half goals for Argentinas biggest win over Germany in a major event.Captain Moritz Furste and Christopher Ruhr scored for Germany.Netherlands and Belgium play the second semifinal late.Germany was riding an incredible streak of luck from scoring in the last 8 seconds of three games, including a 4-4 draw with Argentina in pool play last Thursday. But Argentina wasnt fazed, having lost to the Germans only once in seven previous major matches in two years.Los Leones, the Lions, are guaranteed their first medal in 11 Olympics, out of the shadow of their great womens side, who medaled in the last six games but lost to archrival the Netherlands in the quarterfinals Monday.---1:30 p.m.Cao Yuan of China was top qualifier in the semifinals of the mens 3-meter springboard at the Rio Olympics.Yuan blew away the field, finishing with a score of 489.10 points to advance to the evening final.Rommel Pacheco of Mexico was next at 469.70, just ahead of Russias Evgenii Kuznetsov (468.35) and Mike Hixon of the United States (467.25).The top 12 will compete for the gold at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center.Cao will be trying to give China its fifth diving victory in six events at Rio. Hell have to go it alone after his teammate, He Chao, stunningly failed to advance out of the preliminaries.---1:20 p.m.The busiest day at the Rio Olympics boat basin is underway with the womens Laser Radial medal race on the Sugarloaf Course just off Flamengo Beach.Its the first of four medal races scheduled for Tuesday. The Laser Radial and mens Laser medal races were postponed from Monday, when first there was too little wind, and then too much wind to sail.The Laser Radials went off at 1:05 p.m. The Lasers were to follow at 1:50, followed by the Finn men and 2:35 p.m. and the Nacra 17 mixed catamaran crews at 3:20.Britains Giles Scott has already clinched the gold medal. American Caleb Paine of San Diego has a chance at the bronze.The 470 men and women are scheduled to sail their final three preliminary races. Their medal races are Wednesday.The 49er men and 49erFX women are scheduled to sail their final three races as well. Their medal races are Thursday, wrapping up the regatta.---1 p.m.Usain Bolts bid for a triple-sprint double is on track after winning his preliminary heat in the 200 meters.After winning a gold medal in the 100 for a third consecutive Olympics, Bolt has turned his focus to lowering his world record mark of 19.19 mark in the 200-meters.On Tuesday, he powered out of the blocks and ran hard out of the curve before slowing down to win heat 9 in 20.28 seconds.Semifinals in the 200-meters are set for Wednesday the final for Thursday. Bolt is looking to win this eighth Olympic gold medal.Two other Jamaicans were among the fastest times, with London 2012 silver medalist Yohan Blake running 20.13 and Nickel Ashmeade finishing in 20.15.Justin Gatlin got some cheers from the crowd this time, a contrast to the booing that greeted his introductions for the semifinals and the final of the 100 on Sunday. The American won his heat in 20.42.---12:50 p.m.Sandra Perkovic stared early elimination in the face twice in as many days, and came through with her second Olympic gold to show for it.Perkovic was in real trouble in Tuesdays final after she threw the discus in the protective netting on her first two attempts, and she jumped up and down in the circle in frustration.But she had the discus throw of the Rio Olympics with 69.21 meters on her third attempt. Her plight had been identical in Mondays rainy qualifying, when she threw her only legal mark in her last attempt.Melina Robert-Michon was just as happy Tuesday with her French record of 66.73 meters for the silver.World champion Denia Caballero of Cuba took bronze with 65. Discount Football Jerseys. 34.---12:45 p.m.Cuba has chance to win a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling for the third day in a row Tuesday after Yasmany Daniel Lugo Cabrera qualified for the finals at 98 kilograms.But Lugo Cabrera will face a tough challenge in Artur Aleksanyan of Armenia. Just 24, Alexsanyan is a two-time defending world champion.Serbias Davor Stefanek also will wrestle for a Greco-Roman gold medal after upsetting top-seeded German Frank Staebler in the quarterfinals.Stefaneks opponent at 66 kilograms will be Armenias Migran Arutyunyan, a relative newcomer who has never finished higher than fifth in the world.---12:40 p.m.The International Cycling Union says the mountain bike course at the Rio Olympics was not damaged by a wildfire.The UCI says it checked the course Tuesday, and that it has not suffered any damage which will affect the competition or the integrity of the venue.National Olympic Committees also were being allowed to do their own inspections later Tuesday.A wildfire Monday about 10 miles from the Olympic field hockey venue littered ash on the playing surface there. The mountain bike center is about 2 miles from that venue.Practice on the mountain bike course is scheduled to begin Wednesday. The womens race will be held Saturday, with the mens race on Sunday.---12:40 p.m.Ousted without a medal, Michael Conlan at least stakes a claim as the undisputed champion of post-fight tirades.The Irish boxer flipped out when he lost a unanimous decision in a bantamweight bout that cost him a shot at fighting for a medal. The 24-year-old Conlan stripped off his vest, stormed around the ring made an obscene gesture toward the judges. He gave two thumbs down in the ring and gestured toward booing fans.Conlan, a bronze medalist in the 2012 London Games, took his time leaving the ring and didnt put his vest on when he talked to reporters.He even grabbed a microphone at one point in the mixed zone to loudly state his case he was robbed of his Olympic dream.Russias Vladimir Nikitin won the decision in a close bout.Conlan used profanity in a tirade directed at the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and said he would never fight in an amateur bout again.---12:30 p.m.MEDAL ALERT: Sandra Perkovic of Croatia won her second Olympic discus title.After throwing her first two attempts into the protective netting, Perkovic threw 69.21 meters. Melina Robert-Michon won silver with a French record of 66.73.World champion Denia Caballero of Cuba took bronze with 65.34.---12:20 p.m.American Will Claye got the silver and then proposed to American hurdler Queen Harrison.The American runner-up in triple jump celebrated his medal by jumping into the stands at the Olympic stadium, getting down on one knee and proposing to Harrison.She said yes.Engagements are all the rage these Olympics.Only two days earlier, Chinas He Zi had the silver medal slipped around her neck when her boyfriend pulled out a ring and asked her to marry him.Last week, after a rugby match, the girlfriend of Brazilian player Isadora Cerullo went down to the field and asked Cerullo to marry her.---12:20 p.m.The anti-doping laboratory in Beijing is re-opened for testing after a ban of nearly four months.The World Anti-Doping Agency says it lifted a suspension and reaccredited the lab to test urine and blood samples.The suspension meant much testing of Chinese athletes ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics was taken out of Chinas hands.WADA did not specify exactly which working standards the Beijing lab had failed to merit a ban, though said five remedial steps were now achieved.Labs also temporarily suspended year or still closed down include the Rio lab, and others in Russia, Spain, South Africa, Portugal and Kazakhstan.---12:15 p.m.The United States womens field hockey team placed fifth at the Olympics, the programs best finish in 20 years.The Americans lost their quarterfinal match to Germany on Monday. Their final ranking is based on their second-place finish in pool play.The Americans also placed fifth at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. Their only better finish was third at the 1984 Games. This years squad set program records for most wins in pool play with four, and most goals in an Olympic match, with six against Japan.The Americans defeated No. 2 Argentina and No. 3 Australia in their first two matches, then knocked off Japan and India to take the lead in Pool B. The United States led its final pool match against Britain heading into the fourth period before losing 2-1.---11:55 a.m.Britain could claim three more gold medals and five more total after its riders all advanced through preliminary rounds during the morning track cycling session at the Rio Games.Becky James and Katy Marchant swept through the womens sprint quarterfinals, and Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner are alive in the keirin. Laura Trott leads the multidiscipline omnium.Track cycling concludes with the finals in all three events Tuesday night.IOC president Thomas Bach took in the session with UCI president Brian Cookson, the head of cyclings world governing body. Bach also turned out to watch the end of the Olympic road race.---11:50 a.mFloyd Mayweather Jr. is still the biggest star at the Olympic boxing tournament.The U.S. bronze medalist at the 1996 Atlanta Games was back to watch another day of fights. He smiled when he was shown and introduced on the big screen to a roaring ovation. Dozens of fans hurried his way for pictures. He never took the earbuds attached to his mobile phone out of his ears when he posed for a few fans.They were quickly shooed away and blocked off by members of Mayweathers friends known as TMT: The Money Team.Mayweather invited Popo Freitas, a former Brazilian boxing world champion, down to his seat for a quick chat.He seemed to enjoy the fights from the front row of the bleacher seats. There are no ringside seats at the venue.The 39-year-old Mayweather retired last year after a 49-0 career. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) changed its rules this year to allow professionals to fight at the Olympics, but Mayweather had no interest.Mayweather has dropped in once or twice since he arrived for the Rio Games.---11:50 a.m.Netherlands has finished off a sweep of the Olympic open water swimming races with a thrilling victory in the mens 10-kilometer race.Ferry Weertman captured the gold medal at Copacabana after Greeces Spiros Gianniotis crossed under the finish line first but reached up after the Dutchman to touch the timing pad.That gave the victory to Weertman in a time of 1 hour, 52 minute, 59.8 seconds, one day after Sharon van Rouwendaal took the womens race for the Netherlands.Gianniotis missed a chance to give Greece its first swimming gold since the inaugural Olympics in 1896.The bronze went to Frances Marc-Antoine Olivier, who out-touched Chinas Lijun Zu. American Jordan Wilimovsky was fifth.Australias Jarrod Poort broke away from the pack early in the race, building a lead of more than a minute at the midway point. He couldnt hold on, getting passed on the last of four laps and finishing 20th.---11.45The morning after the stunning win of Thiago Braz da Silva in the mens pole vault, home favorite Fabiana Murer failed to qualify for the womens final.With three fouls on her opening of 4.55 meters, Murer ended up with no measure. Her personal best is 4.87, and the height in sunny, windless conditions should not have posed too many problems.---11:30 a.m.MEDAL ALERT: Ferry Weertman has given the Netherlands a sweep of the Olympic open water swimming events, winning the mens 10-kilometer race at the Rio Olympics. Spiros Gianniotis of Greece takes the silver and Frances Marc-Antoine Olivier claims the bronze.---11:25 a.m.Taoufik Makhloufi had little time to enjoy his 800 meter silver medal at the Olympics. Tuesday morning, barely 12 hours later, it was back to work, qualifying for the 1,500 semifinals. The Algerian made sure he won his heat in 3 minutes 46.82 seconds, almost 20 seconds slower than his personal best. And almost 8 seconds behind the qualifying time of Kenyan favorite Asbel Kiprop.Still, silver around his neck boosted his confidence for a second medal. This gives me great hope for the 1,500. Its like a bonus, he said. It is the first time to do 800 and 1500 in a big championship.---11:25 a.m.Christian Taylor and Will Claye have done it again, sweeping gold and silver in the triple jump for the United States at back-to-back Olympics.Taylor successfully defended the Olympic title he won in London in 2012, setting down the benchmark on Tuesday with a season-leading mark of 17.86 on his first attempt. He posted the three best jumps of the competition.Claye finished with silver again with a personal record of 17.76. He also won a bronze in the long jump at London, when he was the first man since 1936 to win medals in both the horizontal jumps.World indoor champion Dong Bin of China won bronze in a personal record 17.58.---11:05 a.m.MEDAL ALERT: Christian Taylor has successfully defended his Olympic triple jump title, leading Will Claye in a repeat U.S. sweep of gold and silver medals.Taylor, who won gold in London in 2012 at 17.81, set the benchmark on Tuesday with a season-leading mark of 17.86 on his first attempt.Claye was second again and Dong Bin of China won bronze.---AP Summer Games website: http://summergames.ap.org cheap falcons jerseys cheap ravens jerseys cheap bills jerseys cheap bears jerseys cheap bengals jerseys cheap cowboys jerseys cheap lions jerseys cheap texans jerseys cheap colts jerseys cheap jaguars jerseys cheap chiefs jerseys cheap rams jerseys cheap dolphins jerseys cheap vikings jerseys cheap saints jerseys cheap giants jerseys cheap jets jerseys cheap eagles jerseys cheap steelers jerseys cheap 49ers jerseys ' ' '
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DENVER -- San Diegos bullpen has been a bright spot in a disappointing season, but it couldnt save the Padres from a tough loss against Colorado. Wholesale NFL Jerseys .Pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso lined a game-winning single off the center-field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Rockies rallied past the Padres 8-7 on Friday night.Wil Myers and Luis Sardinas homered for San Diego, which entered 50-0 when leading after eight innings but couldnt hold a two-run lead against Colorado.We couldnt finish hitters, manager Andy Green said.The Rockies trailed 7-5 entering the ninth against closer Brandon Maurer (0-5) after hail and rain in the top of the inning forced a 38-minute delay.DJ LeMahieu started the comeback with a one-out double and Carlos Gonzalez singled him home one out later. Pinch-hitter David Dahl and Nick Hundley each singled to left to tie it.Descalso worked the count full before lining a fastball over the head of Travis Jankowski to score Dahl from third.Too many sliders left over the middle of the plate and over the outer third, Green said. He had a hard time with his slider -- couldnt keep it away like he should have. Brandon is stubborn and likes to stay with the outer third and guys went after it.Adam Ottavino (1-2) got one out for the win.The loss leaves Baltimore, at 69-0, as the only team with a perfect mark when leading after eight innings this season.Theyve been a team that hasnt blown any leads coming into tonight going into the ninth, Descalso said. Their bullpens been pretty good. To come out after a rain delay and get the comeback win, hats off to our offense.The Padres were playing a day after Major League Baseball suspended general manager A.J. Preller for 30 days without pay for failing to disclose medical information when pitcher Drew Pomeranz was traded to the Boston Red Sox in July.Green said before Fridays game the suspension has been tough on him.It has been hard over the last couple of days, Green said. The people I care about on a personal level that I respect immensely are having their names dragged through the mud right now.Green said he was never alerted to any medical issue with regard to Pomeranz that would have prevented him from pitching.He made 17 starts for us and threw 18 times. He never missed a start. Never missed a throwing session between starts, Green said. There was never a point in time when (pitching coach) Darren Balsley came to me and said, `Hey, you need to be worried about Drew Pomeranz. Never did my trainers say anything about being concerned about Drew Pomeranz.The Padres took control early Friday but couldnt hold on. Myers hit a two-run homer in the first, his 25th, to get them on the board. After Colorados four-run second, San Diego responded with a three-run third to take a 5-4 lead.The Padres added a run in the fifth and Sardinas led off the sixth with a homer off starter Tyler Chatwood.The game was delayed in the top of the ninth after a strong storm quickly blew through. Lightning flashed in the sky in the eighth inning before hail peppered the stadium in the top of the ninth, sending players and fans running for cover.I never saw anything like that in my life, Myers said. It didnt hurt terribly but it didnt feel good.The resulting delay gave Colorado time to regroup and end a three-game losing streak.TRAINERS ROOMPadres: INF Yangervis Solarte was sent home to deal with a family issue.UP NEXTThe Padres will send RHP Edwin Jackson (4-5, 5.32 ERA) to the mound against Rockies rookie RHP Jon Gray (9-8, 4.69) on Saturday. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys . MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez also will attend the session, which was announced Monday. The league has discussed placing its next two expansion teams in Miami and Atlanta. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys China . Speaking to the Chicago Tribune at baseballs Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Boras called the former home of the Expos a "tremendous environment" for baseball. http://www.cheapjerseysnikenfl.com/ . It says Pocklingtons lawyer filed the appeal Friday in a California court. CTV Edmonton also says Pocklington gave a $100,000 cash deposit as part of the conditions of his bail, and that he will be out on bail until his appeal is heard. RIO DE JANEIRO -- If the golf swing required less technique and more rhythm -- like samba dancing, say -- the sport would no doubt be monopolized by Brazilians. Instead, after watching a dozen or so novices take their first lesson, its barely an exaggeration to say the instruction begins with which end of the club to grip.Golf and other sports at the Rio Olympics are offering Fan Zones that give the chance to train like an Olympian. For the price of an event ticket, spectators can practice boxing, riding, fencing, rowing and other sports at zones set up just outside the field of play and usually with an instructor nearby. For obvious reasons, shooting is the rare venue without one.The zones, for the most part, aim to popularize Olympic sports to a futebol-mad nation of 200 million people.In the case of golf, where the games roots are old but not deep, the interactive teaching and recreational center at the Olympic Golf Course is run with the assistance of the Brazilian Golf Federation, which has also launched a program Golf Para Vida (Golf For Life) hoping to introduce schoolkids to the game during the two weeks of the tournament.Marcello do Nascimento, a Rio native who got his start as a caddie at one of the citys two private clubs and is now one of 250 teaching pros in the country, estimated hed given roughly 700 lessons during the first three days of the mens competition.On either side of him, three hitting bays with artificial-turf mats and netting, as well as a miniature golf course are swarmed with kids and their parents. Off to one side, at least 10 people wait in line to take a shot at video simulators thaat measure longest drive and closest shot to the pin. Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping. .About 200 people had some familiarity with the game before, do Nacimento said through a translator. But perhaps 80 have taken my card already and many of them have inquired about where they can buy clubs.By that measure, Artur Nunes is a promising student. The 12-year-old from Rio plays tennis, so at least hes had some practice whacking a ball in space, and he took his first lesson when the family was on vacation. Even so, do Nascimento begins with the basics, emphasizing the proper grip and stance.Artur pays close attention, but lets on a moment later that the thing he likes most about golf is how far -- on those few occasions when he hits it flush -- the ball travels.His mother, Claudia, on the other hand, views the game more practically. She works in the human resources of a Rio-based company and thinks learning the game would help Artur in the future.Here, its still a game for the elite, but it can also be an opportunity to meet people, she said. The more it becomes available to the public, the more I believe people will take it up.About 25,000 Brazilians play at least one round a year on the countrys 125 courses and 10,000 golfers have registered handicaps. There are 125 golf courses spread across the country, but currently not even one public layout in the Rio metropolitan area. After the games, the Olympic course will be handed over to the city for 20 years, with up to 100 youngsters allowed on the course each day. cheap falcons jerseys cheap ravens jerseys cheap bills jerseys cheap bears jerseys cheap bengals jerseys cheap cowboys jerseyscheap lions jerseys cheap texans jerseys cheap colts jerseys cheap jaguars jerseys cheap chiefs jerseys cheap rams jerseys cheap dolphins jerseys cheap vikings jerseys cheap saints jerseys cheap giants jerseys cheap jets jerseys cheap eagles jerseys cheap steelers jerseys cheap 49ers jerseys ' ' '
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Editors note: This story contains explicit language. Nike Air Max 90 Cheap Wholesale .ON OUR FIRST phone call:Im going to be one of the most surprising and upbeat people. Ive got nothing bad to say about anyone. ... Id be willing to bet a million dollars that Im happier than you think I am.AT THE JERSEY SHORE -- Im tired of people who dont know who you are and they think youre an asshole, Charlie Weis says.His friend Ed Edwards gives him the side-eye and says: I know for a fact hes an asshole.Weis has to laugh. This is classic New Jersey ball-busting from a guy who has been his buddy for 37 years. Were having lunch in late July at an Irish tavern called Rods in a town called Sea Girt, on the Jersey shore. Weis and Edwards used to hang out at the bar here back in the 80s; these days, Edwards manages the place. Ball-busting is their normal mode of conversation. But Weis has done it enough to know theres truth behind most every joke. He talks all the time about how other people think hes terrible. You start to wonder if he wonders if it might be true.He knows what his buddies say about him: loyal friend, devoted husband and parent, kind-hearted, a good guy to drink a beer with. He also knows what the top half of his résumé looks like: 15 years as an NFL assistant (Giants, Jets, Patriots) and four Super Bowl rings, the last three as New Englands offensive coordinator. He helped design the Ferrari of an offense that Tom Brady still drives. For years, he was thought of as one of the best minds in football.But in the recent past, all that success has faded into a distant dot, like one of those big cargo ships at the edge of the horizon. Now a lot of the public has reduced him to two words. Asshole is one. The other -- an even worse profanity in sports -- is loser.His old boss with the Giants, Bill Parcells, famously said that you are what your record says you are. Weis was 41-49 as head coach at Notre Dame and Kansas. But the numbers that generate fresh news stories and blog posts every year are the ones with dollar signs. Both schools fired Weis in the middle of multiyear contracts they still had to pay off; together, the dead money they owed Weis came to more than $24 million. Sitting at home, Weis made $2.5 million from Kansas and $2.1 million from Notre Dame last year, which made him in effect the eighth-highest-paid coach in college football. He points out, correctly, that active coaches get extra money from shoe deals and TV shows and such. But last year, in salary alone, he made more not coaching Kansas than the current coach at Kansas, and more not coaching Notre Dame than the current coach at Notre Dame.This is the thing about making a living under the heat lamp of sports, especially as a coach. You are not just what your record says you are. You are what your actions say you are. You are what your paycheck says you are. You are what your quotes say you are. And all those things add up to what people believe you are.At 60, almost two years out of the game, Weis wants to coach again. The last few years left him with a bad taste that maybe only football can rinse out. He has quietly put out the word to friends in the NFL: If they need a coordinator after this season, maybe a quarterbacks coach, hell listen.He wants to prove that hes still a good coach. He also wants to show that hes a good man.Weis knows the labels that are stuck to him. He didnt approach me for this story -- I approached him -- but he talked, despite his agents advice to stop. He described himself a dozen different ways. He kept trying to help me find the right words to understand who he is.After a while, I started to think that he might be searching, too.LETS START with bored.How bored is Charlie Weis? Not only did he join the board of his homeowners association but he serves on a committee of the board of his homeowners association.Were down in Florida now, at a bagel shop near his home in Wellington, in Palm Beach County. When Weis got fired by Kansas in 2014, just four games into his third season, he told his wife, Maura, to pick where theyd move next because they had always lived wherever coaching took him. She competes in dressage, where a rider puts a horse through precision movements, and down here theres a horse show every weekend. They live in a gated community designed for equestrian living. They share their spread with six horses, four dogs, a cat and a type of parrot called a sun conure, which dive-bombs people when they walk through the house. Weis loves his wife. He tolerates the horses and the dogs and the cat. Hes not a fan of the bird.He and Maura have been married 24 years. He worked such long hours during most of those years that he promised Maura he would stick close by when he was out of football. But because he worked such long hours, he never developed hobbies. He doesnt golf or fish or play cards. If Im going to do retired, he says, Im going to have to learn how to handle retirement better.He gets up before dawn, an old coachs habit he cant break. Three times a week or so, while Maura sleeps, he drives down to the bagel place. The morning were there, sitting at a corner table, a guy from Queens walks over. His name is Tom Pickford.Excuse me, Pickford says, arent you Notre Dame?Yeah, Weis says.Didnt you have the Jets, too?Yep.It was gonna drive me crazy. Charlie?Yep.Charlie -- whats your last name?Weis waits a beat, looks at the guy.Whats my last name?Yeah.Weis.Thats it. Weis. Big offensive coordinator.On Pickfords way out, he stops by again.You still involved with football? he says.Well, a little bit, Weis says. Pros, a little bit. Yep, a little bit. Were trying to decide whether or not to make it more than a little bit or not.Heres what a little bit means: An NFL team he wont name sends an iPad to him every so often, loaded with film of players it wants him to evaluate. He has been doing this since February or March, just before the draft. Its a consulting gig, part time, no guarantees. But he stays up late, grinding through the film. He watches every play with a jewelers eye.Gimme a quarterback in the draft, he says.Jared Goff, I say. (He was the No. 1 overall pick by the Rams.)OK, now let me tell you my concerns about Jared Goff. He was running for his life every time I watched him play. Now, people can blame the offensive line all they want, say the offensive line was terrible, OK, but when a guys ducking for cover, Id be afraid of him being gun-shy. You watch on tape, hes getting hit so many times. Now I dont know if hes gun-shy or not. I know he was gun-shy. So for somebody being picked that high in the draft, that would definitely be a concern. Because if you are [gun-shy], I dont know what you do about it.I mention Carson Wentz, the No. 2 pick by the Eagles out of North Dakota State.I thought he was the smartest guy in the draft.Why?Because of what they do at the line of scrimmage. I mean, he looks like Tommy [Brady] at the line of scrimmage. Now, I have a problem with a guy playing that level of football that completes 60 percent of his passes. Should be 70 percent of his passes. I would have a concern.The QB he liked best was Paxton Lynch, the Broncos pick at No. 26. Weis recruited him during the year he was offensive coordinator at Florida, but the recruitment fell through when Weis left.He was athletic enough to get out of trouble, Weis says. Hes 6-7, but he doesnt play like hes 6-7.Weis spent a lot of Saturdays last fall in Tuscaloosa. His son, Charlie Jr., turned out to love coaching as much as he did. Last year, right after Charlie Jr. graduated from Kansas, Nick Saban hired him as an offensive analyst at Alabama. Weis watched games from the stands for the first time in more than 40 years. He couldnt completely detach and just be a fan. He kept watching for patterns, wondering why the coaches called the plays they did. But mostly he rooted for his son.You talk about what gets you through? Weis says. He got me through this last year because, on football weekends, I had Alabama football. I lived vicariously through him.DIG DOWN a little: nostalgic. Weis says he doesnt like to live in the past. But if you ask him to visit the good days, he lingers.If you hang around him long enough, youll hear the chicken sandwich story at least once, maybe twice. One night in 1991, at a beachside bar called Leggetts, Weis, who was working with the Giants then, was hanging out with his buddy Mike Murphy, the Giants chief of security. Murphy, fueled by hops and barley, wandered over to a table of strangers. He reached down, opened a to-go box that belonged to a blonde, and devoured the half-eaten chicken sandwich she was saving for her dog. There was a ruckus at the table. Weis came over to make peace. He introduced himself to everyone, especially the blonde. It was Maura. They got married 15 months later.He misses his days with the Patriots. He swears New England coach Bill Belichick is funny, although science has yet to confirm.(Belichick tends to treat news conferences as a test of how little he can say in the allotted time. But he agreed to answer a few questions about Weis via email. There are so many gameplans that Charlie was responsible for, decisions he made and plays he called, that it would be a very long list, Belichick wrote. Charlie was good at disciplining the players and holding them accountable for their jobs, but also kept things loose in a good way. He always had a great feel for how to strike that balance.)Weis holds on to his old friends. He and Brady text back and forth, checking on each others families. Every year, Weis gets together with the same group of eight to play the horses at the Monmouth Park track. Hes still close with Ed Edwards from those days at Rods, still tips a beer or two (or more) with Murphy. He and Maura spend most of their time in Florida, and a little at the house they kept in South Bend, but they spend chunks of every summer at their condo in Jersey. He needs the sand and the sarcasm.Hes also still friends with Jon Bon Jovi. Theyve known each other since Weis worked for the Giants in the early 90s. A little more than a month ago, when Charlie Jr. got married, Bon Jovi attended the wedding. The cover band that played at the reception kicked into Livin on a Prayer and started coaxing Bon Jovi up to sing. A video of the moment went viral for a day or two, mainly for the expression on his face: Am I seriously gonna have to do this? But he stood up and sang anyway, sort of a karaoke selfie. Weis says they talked about it later. Everythings cool.Weis says Bon Jovi sent him a text years ago when he was struggling at Notre Dame. He sends the same text back to Bon Jovi from time to time:You better stand tall when theyre calling you out.Dont bend, dont break, baby dont back down.You might recognize that as the bridge from Bon Jovis 2000 hit, Its My Life. This probably makes Weis the only person in the world who texts Bon Jovi lyrics to Bon Jovi -- and gets Bon Jovi lyrics back from Bon Jovi.DEEPER NOW: bothered.I suggest bitter. But he says thats not the right word for how he feels about the way things ended at Notre Dame. Angry isnt either. He says he has let the anger go. But a few things still bother him. A lot.They were so glad he came. They hired him in the midst of his 2004 season with New England; he stayed with the Pats through the end of the season, when they won their third Super Bowl in four years. Weis was a Notre Dame alumnus (Class of 78). It felt like a perfect fit. Seven games into his first season, with the Irish at 5-2 -- one of the losses was to No. 1 USC, in the famous Bush Push game -- Notre Dame tore up his six-year contract and signed him to a new 10-year deal. There was no buyout clause. It was the moment in the movie when everyone is happiest, just before the fall.Now, combing back through the stories, Weis five seasons at Notre Dame sound like the Titanic multiplied by the Hindenburg. The Worst Football Coach in the Universe headlined Jonathan Chaits take in Slate: In the entire history of American sports hype, has there ever been any fraud more grossly fraudulent than Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis?That came out in the middle of Weis third season, 2007, when the Irish went 3-9, the most losses in the schools history. That year they lost to Georgia Tech, Michigan and USC by scores of 33-3, 38-0 and 38-0. They lost to Navy for the first time in 44 games. That season erased all memory of Weis first two years, when the Irish went to BCS bowls. And it gave Weis no cushion when his teams went 7-6 and 6-6 the two years after that.By the end, fans were grumbling to Maura at the drugstore. Kids were taunting Charlie Jr. at school. The neighbors stopped inviting them to the neighborhood Christmas party. Before his final season, in 09, a billboard appeared in South Bend, paid for mostly by Tom Reynolds, a former Notre Dame reserve linebacker: BEST WISHES TO CHARLIE WEIS IN THE 5TH YEAR OF HIS COLLEGE COACHING INTERNSHIP. After what turned out to be the final home game Weis coached, a 33-30 double-overtime loss to Connecticut, the family came home to 14 for-sale signs in their yard.He took all the hits that anyone could ever take, Maura says, and he took it with class, and he never said anything bad.What bothers Weis more, he says, is how Notre Dame treated him after he was fired. You wont hear the Notre Dame side of this story; school officials, including athletic director Jack Swarbrick and university president Rev. John Jenkins, declined to comment. (Kevin White, the former athletic director, now in the same job at Duke, also declined.)This is the way Weis tells it:Charlie Jr. was on track to enroll at Notre Dame. Weis says Jenkins himself had promised that he would be accepted, as long as his grades and test scores qualified, which they did. But after Weis was fired, Notre Dame sent a letter deferring Charlie Jr.s acceptance. Not long after that, Weis says, he got a call from someone in Notre Dames development office making him an offer: If hed donate some of the money Notre Dame owed him back to the school -- seven figures, Weis says -- Charlie Jr. could get in.Weis said no. Charlie Jr. ended up enrolling at Florida when Weis was offensive coordinator there for a year. Then he followed his father to Kansas.Later, Weis says, a fundraiser for the school told him that Notre Dame used the contract in pitches to donors, saying they needed to give more because the school still owed Weis so much.Because Weis took them to the cleaners on the contract, scammed them on the contract, Weis says. But I did nothing. First of all, I wasnt even involved with the contract. Second of all, there wasnt any scamming going on there, as far as that goes. And then what they were trying to do is trying to get -- to save face, use my kid to get some of the money back. Because they were making it look like you could look good, we wouldnt look as bad. There wasnt a chance in hell that my kid was going there. And my wife will never step foot on that campus [again] ever, ever.Weis says he asked Swarbrick for a favor when he was fired. He didnt think Notre Dames previous two coaches, Bob Davie and Tyrone Willingham, had been treated well after they left. He recalls the conversation: This is my alma mater. I put my blood, sweat and tears into fixing this place. I go, I really dont want to be treated like s---. He goes, You will always be family.Weis pauses.The guys never said another word to me.Its the kind of thing that happens a thousand times a day: A boss fires an employee, and they dont speak again. It has happened to Weis more than once. But this one sticks with him.Kansas is still paying him through the end of this year, $208,333 a month, but thats not a big event in the Weis house. The money from South Bend was a big event. It always arrived right before Christmas. Charlie and Maura always held a little ceremony. Last year, when the final payment of $2.1 million came in, they did it one last time. Maura got a glass of wine. Charlie got a Coors Light. And they raised a toast to old Notre Dame.ONE MORE LAYER down: obnoxious.His word, not mine: Despite the fact that I grew up in New Jersey, I swear more than some other people do, and [Im] borderline rude and obnoxious and sarcastic, and those things like that, I always felt like I was a good person.The obnoxious part gets him in trouble. He thinks of something that feels smart or clever or honest, and he lets it out. Often to his regret.Not long after he got the Notre Dame job, he said his presence would give the Irish a decided schematic advantage. We should stop right here and admire the beauty of it: three three-syllable words, the accent on the second beat of each, a tiny poem to his ego. The phrase clings to Weis like a barnacle -- hell never coach again without hearing it. He wishes hed never said it, even though to this day he believes its true.In his second season at Notre Dame, he made the mistake of allowing 60 Minutes to put a mic on him during a game. The footage that opened the segment was a master class in foul language. At one point, he turned to assistant coach Brian Polian and shouted, Get the f--- off the field! This did not play well at the nations leading Catholic university.In his first year at Kansas, he kicked 29 players off the team for academic or behavior issues. The Jayhawks went 1-11. Afterward, he said he was selling recruits on the school by comparing them to the players he had: Have you seen that pile of crap out there? If you dont think you can play here, where do you think you can play?He has tried to shut off the spigot. He used to be compelled to top whatever story somebody else was telling. It got to be so bad where I used to say that, you know, I rode across the Delaware in the boat right before George Washington. He says he has that under control now. But he talks as a way to think things out. He talks because he likes to argue. And he talks because he loves to hear his voice. When he was growing up, he didnt want to be a coach. He wanted to be Marv Albert.HURT. Were closing in now.When he stands up at the bagel shop, he uses his left hand to push his left hip into place. In 2008, against Michigan, a Notre Dame player was knocked out of bounds on a punt return. Weis was turned sideways, looking downfield. The falling player caught Weis square on the left knee, tearing his ACL and MCL. The hit and the fall also injured his other knee and the hip. Over the next three years, he had all three joints replaced. From the waist down, hes about half titanium.But thats only his second-worst medical story. Not long after the Patriots beat the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI, Weis watched a DVD of the game and couldnt stand how fat he looked. He had been big since he was a child -- he couldnt play Pop Warner football because he was over the weight limit -- but he had eaten his way to somewhere around 350 pounds. So he decided to have gastric-bypass surgery. He scheduled the surgery for June 2002. The only two people Weis told about it were Maura and Brady. (He told Belichick he was having a stomach procedure.) The surgery went bad. Doctors couldnt stop his internal bleeding, and he got an infection and fell into a coma. A priest gave him last rites. Even after recovering, he had nerve damage that led to partial loss of feeling in both feet, another reason he clomps when he walks.He sued his surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The first trial ended in a mistrial when the surgeons rushed to help a juror who collapsed. In the second trial, the jury found in favor of the surgeons. Their lawyers had argued that Weis pushed them to shorten the pre-op prep work so he could get the surgery done faster.Weis doesnt approach 350 anymore, but hes still a solid heavyweight. At 60, with scars inside and out, its hard for him to get in shape. He does a few laps in the pool. He rides a recumbent bike in the bedroom while he watches 24 or House of Cards. He lays off the cream cheese on his bagel. One day, when were talking politics, he says he wishes Chris Christie had lasted in the presidential race. A fat guy from Jersey? he says. Of course thats my guy.The spring after the surgery nightmare, the Weis family took a vacation on the South Carolina coast. Charlie and Maura started talking about what they could do with the time they had left. They decided they hadnt done enough for other people. Thats when they drew up the plan for Hannah and Friends.Hannah is their daughter. She was born with kidney problems -- Weis says one doctor advised them to abort -- and when she was 2 years old, she started pulling away from the world emotionally. After years of tests, doctors diagnosed her with global developmental delay, a catch-all term for a wide range of issues in mental and physical development. The main source of the problems was a rare disorder that gave Hannah hundreds of small seizures every night while she slept, which led to irreparable brain damage. On her good days, she laughs and sings and gets absorbed in Sesame Street. But she doesnt know her dad won Super Bowl rings. She doesnt know he got fired from Notre Dame and Kansas. Insignificant in her life, he says. Totally insignificant. Weis found that the insignificance brought him some peace. He could come home after losses and live in Hannahs world and the game would fade away.In August 2007, just before that terrible third season, they broke ground on the Hannah and Friends property, a 40-acre spread just north of South Bend. In September 2009, the same month that anti-Weis billboard went up, the first residents moved into the first group home. Now 14 special-needs residents live there in four houses: two for males, two for females. One house is named after the band Chicago. The bands manager, a big Notre Dame fan, arranged for a cut of their concert tickets to go to Hannah and Friends. Another house is named for Bon Jovi, who performed at a fundraiser a few years ago and donated $60,000 to have Weis and Belichick sing backup on Wanted Dead or Alive. Theres a YouTube video, if you dare.Even as Charlie and Maura built Hannah and Friends, they kept Hannah at home. They worried she couldnt handle life anywhere else. But they decided to try; they built her a room there just like her room at home, with two ways to play her videos (one DVD, one VHS) and walls painted purple like Barney. When she turned 18, in 2013, they moved her in. Shes doing fine. Next year, they plan to live in South Bend from May through October so they can spend more time with her.That is, unless somebody offers Weis a job.NOW WERE DOWN close to the bone. This is where Weis would insert the word content. He uses it over and over again. As long as his wife and kids are happy, hes fine. If he never coaches again, thats OK. Hell find something to do. Last summer, he cut the grass at Hannah and Friends.But dig just a little deeper, down where it stings, and you run into incomplete.The search for the right words is also the quest to fill a hole. Its not about success or money. He has had lots of the first and still has plenty of the second. Its about finishing. Kansas fired him on a Sunday morning, four games into a season. He cant believe thats how his football life was meant to end.Id like to go somewhere and go on a little run, he says. Lets not think three out of four Super Bowls. But go on a little run, win and leave the league with a good taste in your mouth. Yes. Youre asking would I like to do that, the answer to that is unequivocally yes.He tells two stories that help explain why.The first happened early in 2015. He says he got a call from a friend at an NFL team he wont name. The friend was interested in him as offensive coordinator. He spent the next day interviewing. Weis says his friend told him he had the job. The next night, he and his family went out to celebrate. During dinner, he glanced at a TV on the wall at the restaurant. The ESPN BottomLine said the team had hired an offensive coordinator. A name scrolled across the screen. It wasnt his.When they got home, he says, he had five messages from his friend. Weis texted back that there was nothing to talk about. They havent spoken since. He says now that, of all the things that have happened in his football life, that day troubles him the most.It eats at me, he says. It eats at me. Because he was a friend.The second story goes back to the first day after he was hired at Notre Dame. They had set aside a temporary office for him until the main one was ready. He and Charlie Jr. walked in and saw a poster on the wall with photos of the schools coaching legends: Knute Rockne, Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, Dan Devine, Lou Holtz. Charlie Jr. asked his dad: Whats it going to take for you to be happy here?I said, I want them to look at me like those guys and say, Thank God we hired that guy. As long as the people do that, Ill consider what I did successful.He stops. Theres not a bit of Jersey shtick in his voice.So because that didnt happen, it was unsuccessful.This is the problem when who you are is bound so tightly to what you do. People take your work and judge your life by it. Maybe, if you do it long enough, you start to do the same. It can be satisfying to finally finish that race. The hard part is knowing where it ends.After two visits, a phone call, and dozens of emails and texts, Charlie Weis is talked out. We leave Rods and ride in his convertible back to where my car is parked, at a hotel in the town of Spring Lake. On the shore, Spring Lake is known as the Irish Riviera. Sure enough, as we drive through, it seems as if every other house has a Notre Dame flag.I start to ask him about it, but hes staring straight ahead, lost in thought. I let it pass. Were out of words.Tommy Tomlinson can be reached at tomlinsonwrites@gmail.com or on Twitter @tommytomlinson. Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Wholesale . Just not the game. Kyle Palmieri scored two straight goals in the third period to rally the Anaheim Ducks past the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Tuesday night. Nike Air Max 90 Cheap For Sale . 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LAKE FOREST, Ill. Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Flex Cap . -- The Chicago Bears had just wrapped up a dysfunctional season.Chairman George McCaskey was addressing the firing of general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman when someone asked about his 91-year-old mother, team matriarch Virginia McCaskey.Shes (ticked) off, he said after the 2014 season.Who knows what shes thinking now.The second season under general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox isnt going the way the Bears envisioned.They hit their bye and the midway point last in the NFC North at 2-6, looking more like a team regressing than one poised for bigger things.Theres uncertainty about quarterback Jay Cutlers future in Chicago. There was a recent report of a rift between the front office and coaching staff. There has been a long list of injuries and breakdowns in execution.But there was also a dominant victory over NFC North leader Minnesota on Monday night. That, at least, sent them into the break on a positive note. Its up to the Bears to build on it.I think you always have positive visions, Fox said. Unfortunately weve had our setbacks along the way, whether it was injury-wise, execution-wise, how that affects your roster and your performance usually is pretty tell-tale. Hopefully we can get more whole as we go.The second half of the season includes just one current division leader on the schedule, and that would be the team they just beat -- Minnesota in the final game. Three other teams are a game above .500, two are at .500, one is 3-4 and another is against San Francisco (1-6).Something else that should help the Bears is theyre starting to get key players back.Cutler made a successful return after missing five games because of a thumb injury and linebacker Pernell McPhee has played the past two after he started the season on the physically unable to perform list following offseason knee surgery. But receiver Kevin White and linebacker Lamarr Houston went on injured reserve this season, big blows for the offense and defense.A long line of Bears have either missed time or played through injuries. Thats forced backups to carry a bigger load and exposed a lack of depth.Along with that, there are mounting questions about the direction of the franchise.Fox wavering over Cutlers future as the starter fueled more speculation about the quarterbacks time with the team. They also dont have a young QB theyve been grooming to replace him. And they dont know what they have in White, the No. 7 overall pick in 2015.After missing his rookie season because of a left shin injury, he is once again on injured reserve with a fractured left fibula, though Fox has said he could come back this season. That injury happened in the fourth game of the season against Detroit on Oct. 2.White was leading the team with 19 receptions and had 187 yards when he went on IR. But its not clear if he can stay healthy, let alone develop into a star.Its not just White, though. The Bears 2015 draft class as a whole has taken a beating.Two of the six picks are on injured reserve (White, center Hroniss Grasu with a torn ACL) and two more have missed time because of injuries (nose tackle Eddie Goldman, running back Jeremy Langford). Safety Adrian Amos is the only one to play all eight games, and offensive lineman Tayo Fabuluje is no longer with the team.So when you build in the draft and you lose a whole draft class, its not real conducive to success, Fox said.Despite all that, there have been some positive developments for the Bears.Outside linebacker Leonard Floyd is starting to emerge after being slowed by calf and hamstring injuries. The No. 9 overall draft pick, he has three sacks over the past two games.That kid is special, defensive end Akiem Hicks said. He has a lot of great bend, great hand work. And hes under veterans who can teach him a lot like Willie Young and Phee and Coach Hurtt (outside linebackers coach Clint Hurtt), you know guys who actually played the game and were effective.Fifth-round pick Jordan Howard has three 100-yard rushing games after running for a career-high 153 against Minnesota.But after having the Cubs deflect attention in Chicago with their championship run, all eyes figure to be on the Bears now.Its been very frustrating, because as you saw (Monday) night, were a lot better than our record is, Howard said.Its just little miscues here and there that weve had in other games. Were very confident that we can finish this season out strong and possibly make the playoffs.---AP NFL website: http://pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Hydro Flask 32 Oz Wide Mouth . Sgt. 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A No-Objection Certificate from the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association was submitted to the Kerala Cricket Association on September 3.It was a personal decision, but a very emotional one too, Saxena, who is currently participating in the Duleep Trophy, told ESPNcricinfo. Its a one-year deal which will be reviewed after the season and will be extended if they feel my performances have been up to their expectation.Having played for Madhya Pradesh for more than a decade, to make this switch was hard but I was sure of it. I wanted a change of environment at this stage, but Im thankful to MPCA for giving me an opportunity over the years.The Kerala Cricket Association was reportedly keen on signing Saxena given his record as a batting allrounder over the last four seasons.From 2012-13 to 2015-16, Saxena racked up 2485 runs at an average of 46.89, with six centuries and 12 half-centuries, scoring more than 2000 runs as an opener. His offspin brought him 111 wickets at 26.01 in this period. He won the Lala Amarnath award for the best allrounder for the 2014-15 season, in which he scored 768 runs and took 20 wickets in the first-class format. Overall, Saxena has played 84 first-class matches, scoring 4604 runs with 195 wickets.Last season, one where they qualifiied for the semi-finals, Saxena finished with the second-best match haul in Ranji Trophy history, taking 16 for 154 to help MP beat Railways. Hydro Flask Wine Tumbler Sale. At Kerala, he will likely be a part of a spin trio, alongside left-arm spinners Karaparambil Monish, the third-highest wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy 2015-16, and Abdulla.My performances over the last four years have given me immense confidence, Saxena said. But I realise I cant afford to drop my guard. As a professional, the onus is on you to perform. The self-belief is there now.Saxena said the motivation to sign with Kerala, once he was briefed on what was expected of him, stemmed from their poor record. Kerala are yet to earn a promotion from Group C since the Ranji Trophy was revamped in 2012-13 to accommodate 27 teams into three groups. This season, Chhattisgarh will be the tenth team in Group C. Saxena may have been eligible to play for Chhattisgarh except for minor issues related to nativity - he was born in Bhilai and moved to Indore - but he realised that with Kerala, the competition will bring out the best in him at this stage of his careerI looked at their performance. They were always mid-table in Group C, so if I can help them qualify to the elite groups, it will be a big achievement, he said. Maybe that could also be a way of being recognised. 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Australias 4x100m freestyle relay team claimed Rio Olympic gold on Saturday night in a world record time.The team of Emma McKeon, Brittany Elmslie, Bronte and sister Cate Campbell ensured Australia defended its Olympic title.They clocked three minutes 30.65 seconds, bettering Australias previous world-best mark of 3:30.98 set at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.Earlier, Australias Mack Horton secured the nations first gold medal at Rio, winning the 400m freestyle.The 20-year-old is the first Australian since Ian Thorpe in 2004 to win the Olympic 400m freestyle crown.Horton clocked three minutes, 41.55 seconds to claim the stirring win ahead of defending champion Sun Yang (3:41.68) of China.While earlier Sunday morning Australias archers won the nations first medal of the Games, taking a surprise bronze in the teams event.Taylor Worth, Ryan Tyack and Alec Potts beat China in the bronze medal match to put Australia on the medal table early at the Sambodromo on the opening day of competition.But cycling hope Richie Portes Games are over after he crashed out in the road race.After finishing fifth in the Tour de France last month, Porte arrived in Rio as a medal chance in both the road race and time trial.The Tasmanian is now out of Wednesdays time trial after breaking his collar bone when he crashed on the second of three descents from the steep Vista Chinese climb, injuring his right shoulder.He was well placed with less than 40km left in the brutal 237.5km race, sitting in the main peloton as it chased a leading group of five riders.No Australians featured among the top finishers, with Belgian Greg van Avermaet claiming the gold.Conditions were also tough for the rowers, while Australia had an unlikely pair of Olympic history makers inn John Millman and Melissa Tapper and the team sports made solid starts. Cheap Jordan 11 Retro. 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Desperate for a playmaking centre, the Phoenix Coyotes came to a deal with the top point-getter on the free agent market. College Jerseys Stitched . Numbers Game examines the deal for playmaking centre Mike Ribeiro. The Coyotes Get: C Mike Ribeiro. Ribeiro, 33, is coming off a deceptively productive season. He was tied for 10th in the league with 49 points, but his 22 even-strength points was tied with several, including journeymen Brad Boyes and Lee Stempniak, for 74th. More importantly, in terms of puck possession at even strength, Ribeiros numbers have been in steady decline, so there is reason for concern, particularly considering his age. Once decline begins and a player is approaching his mid-30s, its difficult to reverse that trend. Phoenix was a better puck possession team than Washington last season, so maybe there is help for Ribeiro in that regard, but as the likely top scorer on the team, its not ideal if hes relying on others to drive puck possession. At the same time, in Phoenix, its important to note, Ribeiro offers an offensive element that has been lacking. As a setup man, Ribeiro could help Phoenixs offence, which ranked 21st in the league with 2.52 goals per game and a power play that ranked 25th at 14.8%. The issue isnt so much in the immediate term, as its fair to expect 60 points or so out of Ribeiro in the next couple years. After all, since 2003-2004, he ranks 19th with 572 points and has a history with Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett, who coached him previously in Dallas, but once Ribeiro is 35, 36 years old, its going to be more difficult to get that kind of production. Its Ribeiros age that makes the four-year, $22-million contract dicey but, for a Coyotes team that has been trying to get by with Antoine Vermette and Martin Hanzal in their big-minute centre roles, taking the risk on Ribiero is both a reflection of a better fiscal atmosphere after their latest deal with Glendale City Council and of the Coyotes willingness to take a chance on an older player because its been so difficult for them to find a playmaking centre that can also anchor their power play. Washington could miss Ribeiros power play production, but they have a viable second line without him. Provided Brooks Laich is healthy, he could fit between Troy Brouwer and Martin Erat and that unit could provide adequate secondary scoring. Ultimately, its not ideal for the Coyotes, but they werent in an ideal position. They had a need, paid handsomely to address it, and will live with what happens in years three or four. 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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cam Newtons numbers this season are pedestrian at best, a far cry from the type of video game statistics he put up during an MVP season in 2015.But coach Ron Rivera isnt about to blame the teams 4-6 record on his franchise quarterback.Rivera points to a variety of reasons for the offenses struggles -- the slow start the team had on defense, the injuries that have plagued running back Jonathan Stewart and the offensive line and some tough competition.A year ago Newton had a breakout season with 45 combined touchdowns -- and 35 passing and 10 rushing -- and only 14 turnovers while leading the Panthers to a 17-2 season and a trip to the Super Bowl. This year Newton has 15 combined touchdowns and eight turnovers in nine starts. He missed one game due to a concussion.His quarterback rating is 27th in the league, barely ahead of lesser-known QBs like Case Keenum, Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Fitzpatrick.We have been shuffling our offensive line, our top running back missed a game and I think that has a little bit to do with it, Rivera said. And when we play teams where we get their best shot.Rivera makes valid points.A year ago the Panthers were able to maintain the same starting line for most of the season, but this year it has been a game of musical chairs up front. Left tackle Michael Oher has missed seven games with a concussion, forcing right tackle Mike Remmers to move to Ohers spot and Daryl Williams to step in at right tackle. Two-time All-Pro center Ryan Kalil has already missed two games and could miss even more after reinjuring his right shoulder in Carolinas 23-20 win over New Orleans last Thursday night.He has been sacked 25 times already after being dumped only 33 times all of last year.The potent running game that finished second in the league a year ago has grinded to a halt, averaging just 69.3 yards rushing per game over the past three weeks. The Panthers ran for at least 100 yards in every game last season. Running back Jonathan Stewart, who missed three games with a hamstring injury, is averaging a career-low 3.3 yards per carry.Newton said the dropoff in statistics dont bother him, but the teams win-loss record does. Wholesale College Jerseys. The most important stat In sport is if you are winning and losing, Newton said Wednesday. So I can really care less about point production and leading the league in scoring.Newton said its unfair to compare last years offensive success to this year.Its a different season, a different year, Newton said. Here we are going into our 11th game and were still talking about last year. Theres no need for us to keep dwelling on it because it is what it is. Its time for us to turn the page. We just have to focus in on in-game performance.Still, the Panthers talked at length during training camp about the sky being the limit with wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin returning from a torn ACL.Benjamin has produced solid numbers, but the Panthers have taken a step back, going from first in the league in scoring to 12th.Benjamin said he believes Carolinas emotional loss to Denver in the regular season opener has had a snowball effect on the season and I think that played a role in the stats.Added Remmers: Last year I think a lot of people overlooked us a little bit and I think this year people realize were not just some team.The Panthers are seeking their fourth straight NFC South title, but are two games behind the Atlanta Falcons with six games remaining. 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And there is no way to tell from these freeze frames what Pujara is going to do.This is Pujara - or any other accomplished Asian batsman - at his best. Ready to move forward, picking the length early, and then attacking any error from the bowler - be it from the back foot or the front foot. Pujaras use of this movement out of the crease is a return to how he played on debut in Bangalore six years ago, charging out at every opportunity after a shooter had done him in in the first innings. In this series, he has charged out once every 8.5 balls of spin he has faced, scoring close to 15% of his runs against spin by stepping down the wicket.More important, though, is the timing of Pujaras charge. As those two deliveries suggest, he is always on the lookout to go forward, but he is never committed too early or so much that he leaves himself no way to bail out. By contrast, in Mohali, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Jos Buttler gave themselves no second chance and paid with their wickets.Bowling to Stokes, when Ravindra Jadeja is in an identical position to that of Ansari earlier, you know Stokes is coming. You can tell. Its not just the front foot shuffling across a little but also the movement in his upper body. He comes out all right, and is beaten on the outside edge. The difference between the two charges is a fraction of a second, but that premeditation can be lethal against good spinners. Buttler, looking to bat positively, left his crease often, but twice he charged out without reaching the pitch of the ball. The result: he was caught at short cover oncee, and dragged the other intended straight hit into the waiting hands of cow corner. Cheap New Jersey Devils Jerseys. For the second time in the series, Moeen left the crease, found himself nowhere close to the pitch of the ball, froze and paid the ultimate price - lbw once, and chipping one to mid-on on another occasion. Moeen is often guilty of leaving the crease with premeditation and then not knowing what to do. His dismissal giving Yasir Shah the charge at Lords is a better known case in point.Now, it is up for debate whether spinners see that movement a fraction of a second too soon even as they are in the process of delivering. The bluff masters that they are, the spinners will tell you they do, but it is fair to assume they dont always spot it. Even if they dont always do, as batsmen you dont want to leave yourselves exposed to those occasions when they adjust and bowl wider or shorter.It doesnt help England that their spinners - apart from Adil Rashid - havent done much with the ball in the air. The Ashwin ball that got Moeen in Mohali dipped on him and drifted appreciably into the pads. Jadeja got Stokes with one that drifted away from his bat. Add Joe Roots dismissal in Visakhapatnam, and England have lost six wickets with batsmen out of the crease; India havent lost even one to a proper charge.Its not as though India batsmen havent ventured out: Pujara and M Vijay in particular have frequently used their feet to reach balls before they turn, but they have been more effective. Their charges have been less premeditated and swift once they do come at the ball. While Pujara has not hit one ball in the air after advancing down the wicket, Vijay has left the crease with the sole intention of hitting over the straight field to get himself a release from the intense concentration his game needs. 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ELMONT, N. Cheap NBA Jerseys Store .Y. -- Jose Ortiz, aboard the front-running Ectot, came to the quarter pole of Saturdays Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic with a clear lead and plenty of horse. He took a peak to his inside and then to his outside as he braced for an expected challenge from the overwhelming favorite, Flintshire.I knew I had something left. I was waiting a little bit for him, Ortiz said. I dont want him to get the jump on me because the turn of foot that horse has been showing is amazing, so I didnt want him to surprise me.The surprise, at least to those who made Flintshire the 1-5 favorite, was that Flintshires turn of foot was nonexistent, perhaps compromised by the soft Belmont turf. Meanwhile, the ground was a nonissue for Ectot, who kept right on going and galloped to a five-length victory over Flintshire in the Joe Hirsch.It was 1-3/4 lengths farther back to Twilight Eclipse in third. Money Multiplier finished last in the four-horse field.The win was the first for Ectot in two years and his first in three starts in this country since being transferred to trainer Todd Pletcher by Al Shaqab Racing. The win also earned Ectot a fees-paid berth in the $4 million Breeders Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.The connections of Flintshire feared that soft turf would be kryptonite to their multiple Grade 1 stakes winner. That fear was realized as jockey Javier Castellano said the horse struggled when he asked him to run with three furlongs to go.Usually, when you ask him, hes got great acceleration, and he didnt, Castellano said. He struggled the last part with the soft ground. Nothing you can do. I felt the ground was really soft, I dont think he liked it much.Chad Brown, the trainer of Flintshire, said he knew there was a chance his colt wouldnt replicate his prior efforts -- wins in the Manhattan, Bowling Green, and Sword Dancer -- over soft turf.I knew the risks going in; his records poor on soft ground, Brown said. I didnt feel entirely comfortable just training him up to the [Breeders Cup Turf], so we elected to run him, and unfortunately it didnt work out for him today. Hopefully, hell be able to rebound in the Breeders Cup.Pletcher felt the soft ground would help Ectot -- a Group 1 winner in France three years ago -- but a bigger key would be if the 5-year-old Britain-bred son of Hurricane Run would be able to settle early.Ortiz said Ectot was a bit headstrong while running a quarter-mile in 24.78 seconds and a half-mile in 49.78 before relaxing on the backside.In the middle of the turn, I put my hands down, and he relaxed himself, Ortiz said. After that, I tried not to move on him. I knew I was going a nice rhythm -- not too fast, not too slow. When he switched to his right lead on the backside, he pricked his ears and relaxed very well for me.Ectot received token pressure from Money Multiplier through six furlongs in 1:15.03 and a mile in 1:39.78. But at the quarter pole, Money Multiplier was done. Joel Rosario, on Twilight Eclipse, was all out. And Flintshire was not where Ortiz expected him to be.He didnt have it today, Ortiz said. My horse gave me a good enough run, good enough to win.Ectot covered the 1-1/2 miles in 2:28.76 and returned $20.80.It is likely the top two finishers will meet again in the Breeders Cup Turf at Santa Anita, where the turf likely will be firm.We dont anticipate well get a lot of rain in California, but at the same time, hes run well on firm ground, Pletcher said. Were delighted with his effort today. Wholesale Basketball Jerseys . 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Parramattas salary cap saga is finally close to an end, with the Eels and NRL finalising talks to ensure the club doesnt appeal their punishment for breaches.Three months after the NRL announced it would dock the Eels 12 competition points for rorting the cap, the club is set to officially accept the sanctions, possibly this week.With new administrator Max Donnelly now in charge of the club, the two parties have been locked in negotiations that at one point threatened to lead to the Supreme Court.However it is understood the governing body is now considering suspending part of the original $1 million fine, ensuring that the seemingly never-ending drama doesnt overshadow the run into the finals series.We are talking to the Eels in regards to governance reforms, an NRL spokesperson told AAP on Tuesday.That may involve a suspension of part of the fine but nothing has been determined yet. 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