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CHICAGO -- Backed by enough runs and some nifty defense, Jose Quintana finally reached a personal milestone hes been craving. Von Miller Youth Jersey .Quintana pitched into the eighth inning to earn a career-best 10th win and Jose Abreu homered for the second straight game to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.This was really special for me, Quintana said. When the year started, (winning 10) was my first goal.All my guys, teammates, celebrated with me.Todd Frazier had three hits and drove in two runs, and Justin Morneau added an RBI double in Chicagos three-run first as the White Sox took the final two games of the series and handed Oakland its seventh loss in eight games. Tim Anderson also had three hits.Khris Davis hit his 32nd homer, a two-run shot , off Quintana (10-9) who finished with nine wins in each of the previous three seasons. The left-hander allowed struck out six and walked one in this one while allowing eight hits, and improved to 5-1 with a 2.25 ERA in his last nine starts.Frazier said the normally reserved Quintana was just yelling and screaming like a little kid when the White Sox re-entered their clubhouse.He deserves it, Frazier said. Sometimes you gotta get like that in this game.Quintana, who entered with a run support average of 3.31 per nine innings pitched -- second lowest in the AL -- got more help than usual from his teammates, both offensively and defensively. Center fielder J.B. Shuck made two great catches, including a running grab of Ryon Healys hard-hit line drive with two outs in the first and runners on second and third.The White Sox staked Quintana to a 3-0 lead in the bottom half.It helps a lot... with the lack of run support hes had over a period of time, manager Robin Ventura said. After that point, he was pretty strong.Quintana got two quick strikes on Jake Smolinski to lead off the eighth, but walked him and then was replaced by Nate Jones. After Jones tossed a scoreless inning, David Robertson go the last three outs for his 32nd save in 38 chances.Zach Neal (2-3) allowed four runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings as he started in place of Jesse Hahn, who had been expected to come off the disabled list. Hahn suffered discomfort in his strained right shoulder in a bullpen session on Friday and will need another rehab game before rejoining the Athletics rotation.Oaklands Marcus Semien had two doubles and Smolinski singled twice, but the As dropped to 1-5 on a nine-game road trip.They (White Sox) did a lot of great work, especially in the outfield taking away extra-base hits -- multiple ones -- the last couple of games, manager Bob Melvin said.With two outs in the first, Morneau doubled in the first run, then Fraziers single drove in two more.After Semien led off the fourth with his second double of game, Davis followed with his homer deep to right center to cut it to 3-2. Shuck made a another great catch, this time diving to grab Brett Eibners sinking liner , for the second out.Abreu led off the bottom half with his 16th homer to make it 4-2.FIRST HITOaklands Chad Pinder, who went 0 for 4 in major league debut Saturday, was back in the lineup at second base and got an infield single in the seventh for his first hit . The As second-round pick in 2013, Pinder is the 46th player to appear in a game for Oakland this season.TRAINERS ROOMAthletics: DH Billy Butler sat out with a stomach illness for the second day. ... LHP Sean Doolittle, on the DL since June 26 (strained left shoulder), will have his rehab assignment at Triple-A Nashville extended a few more days. ... RHP Henderson Alvarez, out all season as recovers from shoulder surgery, threw 25 pitches in a bullpen session on Sunday and will be re-evaluated on Monday.White Sox: INF Tyler Saladino (back) didnt start for a third game for what manager Robin Ventura called precautionary reasons, but is expected to return Tuesday. ... 2B Brett Lawrie (hamstring, quadriceps) left Double-A Birminghams game on Saturday after four innings after sitting out two games. Ventura said Lawrie needs to show he can go longer in a game before returning.UP NEXTAthletics: RHP Andrew Triggs (0-1, 4.98) faces RHP Carlos Carrasco (8-6, 3.34) as the As open a three game series at Cleveland.White Sox: Following a day off on Monday, LHP Carlos Rodon (3-8, 4.26) takes the mound against Jake Thompson (1-2, 8.79) when Chicago hosts the Phillies in the first of a two-game set. Rodon is 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his last three starts after a stint on DL (sprained left wrist). Dennis Smith Jersey . Calgary scored on the first shift, and Michael Cammalleri scored twice as the Flames cruised to a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Drew Lock Youth Jersey .C. -- After a listless first half, the Washington Wizards used a big third quarter run to beat the Charlotte Bobcats Bradley Beal scored 21 points and the Wizards used a 17-0 run in the third quarter to take control of what had been a close game and beat the Bobcats 97-83 on Tuesday night. . -- Timbers coach Caleb Porter didnt stray from his business-like approach to the season even after Portland downed the two-time defending league champion Los Angeles Galaxy to gain crucial playoff position. Three of YouTube and Twitchs most popular gaming personalities, Trevor TmarTn Martin, Thomas ProSyndicate Cassell, and Josh JoshOG Beaver, are embroiled a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling scandal following improper disclosure of their financial and ownership involvement with betting site CSGO Lotto.Counter-Strike gambling and betting has come under heavy fire by the community over the past few years because of its lack of regulation. By betting decorative skins that are earned by opening in-game crates (which can then be purchased for money on the Steam marketplace), websites are able to circumvent the category of traditional gambling. Counter-Strikes developer, Valve, has been quiet on the matter.YouTubers Ethan h3h3Productions Klein and HonorTheCall accused Martin and Cassell of openly promoting the CSGO Lotto site without being forthcoming about their ties within the company. Viewers have also complained about being misled to believe Martin had no prior knowledge of the website. In March, Martin specifically said he found a new site in reference to CSGO Lotto.Beaver has come under less criticism, primarily because he disclosed a promo deal between his videos and CSGO Lotto. According to the Federal Trade Commissions outline on endorsements, he failed to do so correctly by only putting said sponsorship in the description of his videos.Martin, Cassell and Beaver are all officers of the companys corporation, which was established in Orlando, Florida, Martins hometown. Martin currently acts as the companys president, Cassell as vice president, and Beaver as secretary. Martin and Cassell have both failed to notify their viewers of such a link until recently, following the release of HonorTheCalls videos, when Martin said that it was no secret that he and Cassell were owners of CSGO Lotto.Martins explanation to fans has changed over time, however. Martin told YouTube channel Scarce that he was not originally involved in CSGO Lotto when he first came in contact with the site. However, according to Florida Department of States Division of Corporations online service, Martin was the original incorporator of the business in December 2015.A large concern is that Martin, Cassell and Beaver would have access to the back end of the CSGO Lotto site due to their ownership. This would allow each of them to know the numbers and potentially rig the winning of a bet for entertainment and promotional purposes on their site, something that fellow Twitch streamer Mohamad m0E Assad recently went under fire for in relation to CSGO Diamonds, another gammbling site. Brian Dawkins Broncos Jersey. After the release of h3h3Productionss video, Martin began to make all of his videos regarding CSGO Lotto private on YouTube, as well as his vlog defending his nondisclosure of ownership. His Twitter has been relatively silent, aside from a now-deleted Twitlonger statement Monday, which a user managed to cache before its deletion.Ive admitted to wishing I was more upfront about owning the site, Martin said in the now-deleted statement. It was always public info but I was never very outspoken about it. My idea was to keep business business, while the focus of YouTube was simply making entertaining content. Obviously, that was misleading to viewers and something I very much regret.Various attorneys on Twitter, notably Ryan Morrison, also known as VideoGameAttorney, have said that what Martin and Cassell have done is illegal. However, the legal ramifications Martin, Cassell and Beaver will face currently remains unclear.Answers to all:1) Yes what the CSGO YTers did is illegal 2) Yes they are reported 3) Not helping Bashur 4) I can eat a grande combo solo- Video Game Attorney (@MrRyanMorrison) July 5, 2016Martin, for his part, claims in his statement what they did was legal and that conducting business in a legal manner was his companys top priority. Cassell, on the other hand, was more forthcoming with his thoughts on the matter, although he claims he did nothing wrong.I apologize to anyone who feels mislead regarding the ownership of @CSGOLotto. I will always be more transparent from here on out!- Mr. Syndicate (@ProSyndicate) July 4, 2016I do however stand very firmly behind the fact that @CSGOLotto has never & will never scam/steal from players.- Mr. Syndicate (@ProSyndicate) July 4, 2016Ive always disclosed that my CSGO videos were sponsored & even asked a YouTube employee if anything more was needed & they said it wasnt.- Mr. Syndicate (@ProSyndicate) July 4, 2016Things might change soon, however, as a Counter-Strike player Michael John McLeod has opened a class-action lawsuit against Valve for allowing an illegal online gambling market. In the suit, McLeod alleges that Valve knowingly allowed an illegal online gambling market and has been complicit in creating, sustaining and facilitating that market.In an analytics report by Chris Grove from Narus Advisors, CS:GO has made $7.4 billion dollars annually (with 1.9 billion for jackpot sites where players bet skins in lottery-style games). ' ' ' 
The 106 Beyer Speed Figure she was assigned falls pretty much into line with her best numbers, so some people might insist otherwise, but no matter what fig she got, Tepin did not run her best race in winning Saturdays Woodbine Mile. Discount Vans Shoes .Now, before her legion of fans gets all worked up and drags out the pitchforks, let me add this:It says a lot about Tepin -- about her character and heart -- that she could fall short of her best performance, and still beat seven male opponents in a Grade 1, $1 million race such as the Woodbine Mile. Many, many top horses over the years had days when, for whatever reason, they did not produce their best performances, and were beaten because of it. Not Tepin on Saturday.So in that sense, Tepins win was more revealing, and maybe even worthy of more appreciation, than some of her victories when she was at the top of her game and blew out overmatched opposition.Whether it was because this was her first start in three months, or first start since her successful journey to and from Royal Ascot, or because of the hot spell early in the Saratoga meet that appeared to set her back a bit, or the rain-slickened turf course that might have been trickier than many realize, or some combination of all of the above, the Tepin we all have come to know and appreciate wouldnt have had to work as hard as she did to deny Tower of Texas.Tower of Texas is a hard-hitting gelding and Id love to own him, but he has a well-established ceiling, and that ceiling is well short of Tepin territory.But on the plus side, even if Tepin was forced to dig deeper than anticipated Saturday, the outcome of the Woodbine Mile was never really in doubt once she sidled up to the lead in upper stretch. And I personally found it interesting that Tepin galloped out in front, never letting anyone else get by.Tepin will face better company than she turned away Saturday in her next start at Keeneland, even if she opts for the First Lady over the Shadwell Turf Mile (they are both Oct. 8 at a mile), and she will of course face much better when she attempts a defense of her title in the Breeders Cup Mile. That means she will have to perform better. I have no doubt she will. Tepin is a champion.Saturday notes* I was not surprised that Not This Time was much the best winning the Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs. But I was still bowled over by his extremely impressive performance, which was, for my money, the best showing by a 2-year-old so far this year.I was less taken with Not This Time being four to five wide all the way around the track than I was with the fact that even breaking in the air failed to compromise his performance by one iota. I think it was best to be away from the inside on Saturdays off track at Churchill. Yet despite a poor start, Not This Time still won by almost nine lengths.The most impressive thing about Not This Time is the way he finishes. In his maiden win going a mile at Ellis last month, Not This Time went his last quarter of a mile in 23.33 seconds, which is flying for a 2-year-old on dirt no matter how slow the early fractions were.On Saturday, Not This Time completed his 1-1/16 miles in 1:45.22, which was a gaping 1.97 seconds faster than Daddys Lil Darling required to win the Pocahontas Stakes two races later. But thats only the start of it.The pace in the Iroquois to the half was 2.07 seconds slower than the pace of the Pocahontas. Yes, the Pocahontas fell apart late. But still, Not This Time did some serious running, all while barely being asked and with no competition whatsoever to prompt him, to close that time gap and fashion one of his own, essentially engineering a four-second turnaround.Most impressive.* Speaking of pace, the pace in Woodbines Northern Dancer was beyond laughable, with fractions of 26.97, 53.99, and 1:19.92.It rained at Woodbine on Saturday, and the 1-1/2-mile distance of the Northern Dancer was considerably longer than the two other big turf stakes on the card, but neither factor is enough to explain these fractions.The available corresponding fractions for the Canadian Stakes, run two races before the Northern Dancer, were 23.85 and 46.42. The fractions for the Woodbine Mile, run two races after the Northern Dancer, were 23.38, 46.41, and 1:10.45.Obviously, the performances of the horses who were on or close to what passed for a pace in the Northern Dancer must be sharply devalued.* Were lucky to have some very, very good 3-year-old turf fillies this year, a group led by Catch a Glimpse and Time and Motion. You can also put the name On Leave, decisive winner of of the Sands Point at Belmont, near the top of the list.The Sands Point was On Leaves fourth straight victory and second straight stakes score. And while it is true she got loose early Saturday through easy fractions, Im of the belief that this is not her preferred running style. I think On Leave is most effective closing. But what makes her so good (and dangerous) is she is versatile enough to adapt to different situations. Vans Shoes Outlet USA . 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On that field, its impossible to get a higher rhythm, a higher tempo, higher pace.Chris Wondolowski and Julian Green scored second-half goals, Ethan Horvath got a shutout in his international debut and the United States won 2-0 on Friday in a prep match for next months World Cup qualifier against Mexico.The U.S. started nine players who likely will be on the field against El Tri. The 22nd-ranked Americans struggled to mount attacks in the first half against No. 139 Cuba, hampered by the field and forced to play long balls in the air.Still, they extended their winning streak to three.Regular goalkeepers Tim Howard and Brad Guzan were given the game off. At 21 years, 120 days, Horvath became the youngest goalkeeper to debut for the U.S. since Zach Thornton was a 69th-minute substitute in a 3-0 win at Jamaica on Nov. 22, 1994.To be honest, I didnt think I was going to have to do too much today, but in the end I did, said Horvath, who had three saves and watched second-half shots by Maykel Reyes and Roberney Caballero hit posts.A 21-year-old making his first start in more than two years, Green created the first goal when he dribbled down the left side, cut toward the center and took a 19-yard curling shot that was parried by goalkeeper Sandy Sanchez. The rebound went to Wondolowski, who scored with a right-footed shot from 8 yards in the 62nd minute. Wondolowskis 11th international goal was his first since July 2015 against Guatemala.Not easy conditions with travel, field and weather, Wondolowski said. At halftime, we had a little bit more adjustments, a little bit more direct, didnt want to make silly passes in the middle where you could lose it and get counterattacked on.Nine minutes later, second-half sub Timmy Chandler played a long ball over the defense to Wondolowski, who also entered at the start of the second half. He ran onto the ball and at the end line crossed to Green, who beat deefender Josel Piedra and redirected the ball into the net. Cheap Vans Shoes China. Green, who has struggled to gain playing time at Bayern Munich, scored his only other international goal against Belgium at the 2014 World Cup.Tried to go one against one and take some shots, Green said.While Klinsmann is trying to break in younger players, he keeps selecting the 33-year-old Wondolowski.Wondo is a huge part of our group, because hes a giver and every time you ask him something to do, he does it 1,000 percent, so he drives the chemistry of a team, the energy of a team, Klinsmann said.The U.S. improved to 10-1-1 against Cuba but this was just its third match in Cuba following a 1947 exhibition and a 2008 World Cup qualifier. The Americans play New Zealand on Tuesday at Washington, D.C., in another exhibition to prepare for the final round of World Cup qualifying in North and Central America and the Caribbean. They open the hexagonal Nov. 11 against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, then play four days later at Costa Rica.Horvath, who is from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, plays for Molde in Norway and was part of the U.S. under-23 team that failed to qualify for this years Olympics. He is competing with Bill Hamid, David Bingham and William Yarbrough to become the teams third goalkeeper.Klinsmann inserted three other players who didnt start in last months qualifying win over Trinidad. Right back DeAndre Yedlin returned from a one-game suspension, central defender John Brooks recovered from a back injury and Green filled an opening created by Alejandro Bedoyas strained rib muscle.Geoff Cameron was paired with Brooks in central defense, and Fabian Johnson was at left back. Michael Bradley, Sacha Kljestan and 18-year-old Christian Pulisic were in the midfield, and Jozy Altidore and Bobby Wood headed the attack.We knew that is was going to be difficult on this field, Klinsmann said.Game notes D Steve Birnbaum sustained a facial cut from a kick by Duxney Espinosa. ... ESPN broadcasters Ian Darke and Taylor Twellman announced the game from a studio in Bristol, Connecticut, rather than from the stadium. ' ' ' 
Even at 10 years old, it was clear that Michael Phelps was destined for greatness. Ray Lewis Jersey .In 1995, the most accomplished Olympian of all time set that years record for the fastest 100-meter butterfly for his age class in the U.S., foreshadowing the legendary success that awaited him.Although that fact probably wont surprise you, this might: Phelps wasnt the best 10-year-old male swimmer that year.No, that distinction belonged to Atlanta Hawks big man Kris Humphries, who set six different swimming records for his age class that year (via 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle, 50-meter butterfly, 50-meter backstroke, 50-meter breaststroke and 200-meter individual medley.As if besting Phelps wasnt impressive enough, Humphries also outperformed future Olympians Ryan Lochte and Milorad Cavic, and registered top-10 finishes in all nine race categories. (His 50-meter and 100-meter records stood for over 18 years in the national record books.) To this day, Humphries holds 12 age-bracket records in his home state of Minnesota.Perhaps he shouldve stuck with swimming? Trace McSorley Jersey . Woodson said during a radio interview Thursday that the Knicks Carmelo Anthony doesnt get the same calls as other superstars. Baltimore Ravens Jerseys . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies. . SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. Indias Saina Nehwal played through injury in her shock loss to world no. 61 Maria Ulitina of Ukraine in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.After the match Saina said an inflammation on her right knee restricted her movements.Saina developed more pain on her knee after her first-round match and had been administered a dexamethasone injection on that day, Sainas coach Vimal Kumar said. This is to bring down the inflammation and pain. She has fat pad inflammation of the knee and has been taking treatment one week prior to our departure [for Rio].He said Saina herself ddecided to take the injection after consulting the IOC doctors here and they have given her that in the Olympic village clinic. Miles Boykin Womens Jersey. . All the team members are aware of it and not anyone in the media. Hoped she would be getting relief from pain today but did not get the desired relief while the injection was taking effect.Vimal said he felt sad for Sania since she had put in her best efforts in preparing for the Olympics. ' ' ' 
CLEVELAND -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was in midseason form in Sundays 33-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium, as he returned to action with a decisive performance after serving a four-game suspension to open the season as part of the NFLs Deflategate punishment. Scottie Pippen Jersey .After going 28-of-40 for 406 yards with three touchdowns, Brady said he wasnt looking back at Deflategate and appreciated the chance to be back doing what I love to do.It particularly showed late in the third quarter after he ran 4 yards to the right sideline to convert a first down, then sprang to his feet to give a deliberate first-down signal in which he brought his right arm high into the air in front of him while his left hand rested on his right shoulder.I dont run much, so when I do, I think I was a little excited. Im glad we got the first down, he said.Brady also said that after returning to the team for the first time late Monday afternoon, it felt very much like a normal week once I got into it.By Sunday, he looked calm and focused upon arriving at the stadium at 9:45 a.m. and heading directly to the teams locker room. At 10:13 a.m., he made his way onto the field for the first time, wearing a red hoodie as he assessed the conditions and venue before walking off at 10:17.By the time he returned to the field shortly after noon, a sizable Patriots contingent greeted his presence with a rousing cheer that almost made it feel like a home game. Brady, as is his routine, ran to the opposite end zone and thrust his right fist into the air in a show of excitement.He then carried his fire into the game, leading the Patriots to touchdowns on their first three drives.Veteran tight end Martellus Bennett, who caught all three of Bradys touchdown passes, joked that all it took was a little WD-40 to get the rust off Brady, but Brady felt differently.I think there was plenty of rust out there. I could do better in a lot of areas, he said. We have a long road ahead, and were going to try to keep building. ... 4-1 is a pretty good place to be right now.Asked if saw any rust from Brady, tight end Rob Gronkowski turned the question around on a reporter and said, Did you?Me neither, Gronkowski then said, laughing, after relaying that it was super great to have Brady back in the huddle.He came out on fire, Gronkowski said.After one of his touchdown catches, the sizable Patriots contingent began chanting Brady! Brady! Brady! The cheers picked up again when Brady was sent out to the offensive huddle with 6:02 remaining in regulation, then pulled in favor of Jimmy Garoppolo, with Bill Belichick seemingly doing it that way so Brady could be recognized.It was pretty awesome, Brady said of the support, which included numerous signs that hung over the front row of the stadium in the pregame.We have amazing fans. They showed up today. It was great to hear them.As for Bradys feelings about finally having Deflategate behind him, he deflected the topic.I was just thinking about today and what I had to do, just try to focus on what my job is, he said. This isnt a time for me to reflect. ... It was fun to come out and play, and it was fun to win. I think thats the most important thing. Antonio Blakeney Jersey . Clarkson had been dealing with an elbow injury in early January and will be out of action for at least one week. He has three goals and five assists through 36 games with the Leafs this season. Zach LaVine Bulls Jersey . -- Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated, a day after he was suspended for an NFL substance-abuse policy violation. . James, who turned 29 on Monday, injured his groin Friday during the Heats overtime loss at Sacramento. He sat out the following game, a 108-107 win Saturday in Portland, before coming back to help send the Nuggets to their seventh consecutive loss. AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Indiana Pacers hope a renewed emphasis on defense will help turn their season around.Paul George scored 26 points and Indiana held Detroit to 38 percent shooting in a 105-90 win over the Pistons on Saturday.Weve got to be a consistent and well-coached defensive team, said George, who also had seven rebounds and two steals. Its the consistency that we have to match every night.Jeff Teague had 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Pacers, who snapped a two-game losing streak and beat the Pistons for the third straight time. Glenn Robinson III added 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Thaddeus Young also scored 12 points on 6-for-8 shooting.Indiana had six players score in double figures and shot 48 percent from the field. But it was near the bottom of the NBA in scoring defense coming into the day, so it was its work on that side of the court that was so encouraging for George and company.Offensively, well make shots, George said. But defensively, thats got to be us.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 20 points for Detroit, and Reggie Jackson finished with 19 points and 10 assists. Tobias Harris added 13 points, and Andre Drummond grabbed 15 rebounds.The Pistons have lost three of their last four games, dropping into last place in the Central Division in the Eastern Conference.Were not in a good place right now, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. We have to get it back together.Detroit jumped out to an early nine-point lead, but George hit a 3-pointer to help Indiana to a 27-26 lead after one.The Pacers kept up the pressure in the second quarter and led 55-44 at the break. Scottie Pippen Bulls Jersey. . George and Teague each scored 14 in the first half.Indiana opened a 64-45 lead on Teagues jumper in the third. Detroit cut the deficit to 11 late in the period, but Georges 3-pointer gave Indiana an 83-69 advantage heading to the fourth.We always want to be aggressive attacking the basket, Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. If your attack forces them to commit to the ball, then you move the ball, its a simple basketball game.TIP-INSPacers: Rodney Stuckey (sore left hamstring) and Monte Ellis (right groin strain) did not play. ... Indiana improved to 7-2 in its last nine games at the Palace. ... The Pacers entered Saturday allowing their opponents to average 106.4 points per game.Pistons: Detroit allowed an opponent to score more than 100 points at the Palace for the first time this season, snapping a 12-game streak. It was the Pistons longest such stretch to begin a season since 2003-04. Weve been a pretty good defensive team throughout the season, Jackson said. We just havent been good as of late. ... Detroit is 8-5 at home after starting the season 5-0.CONNECTIONSRobinson III played college ball at Michigan from 2012-14. ... Stuckey was a first-round draft pick of the Pistons in 2007 and played with Detroit through 2014. ... 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Finn Russell inspired Glasgow to an impressive 23-14 win at Top 14 champions Racing 92 on Saturday. Byron Murphy Womens Jersey .?The Scottish sides European Champions Cup quarter-final hopes faded with defeat at the Stade Yves-du-Manoir last season but they are in position to qualify this time around thanks to tries from Alex Dunbar and Ali Price.Argentina wing Juan Imhoff put the hosts ahead in the opening exchanges before Dan Carter scored late-on, but it was not enough to lift them off the foot of pool one ahead of next weeks return clash at Scotstoun.It took last seasons Champions Cup runners-up seven minutes to hit the front after a frantic start. World Rugby Player of the Year Carter sent a long pass to Casey Laulala, who sent Brice Dulin racing away from his own half. The full-back combined with Joe Rokocoko, who powered towards the try line but he was brought down, and the ball was worked back to the blindside, where Imhoff dotted down at the corner for his second try in as many Champions Cup matches.But Glasgow earned a penalty just inside the Racing 22 metre line moments after the restart, and Finn Russell got his side on the scoreboard. He added another penalty to cut the gap to a single-point, and it was to get even better when Dunbar raced in for a try after half-an-hour.Russell took the ball at first receiver and sent his centre crashing through a hole in the French defence to score, with the in-form fly-half adding the conversion for a 13-7 lead. Jonny Gray then secured a vital turnover to help his side secure their advantage at half-time.Gregor Townsends team-talk clearly had a positive effect on his players as they raced out of the blocks to take control in Paris. Russell was at the heart of things again as he was brought down just short of the Racing line, but his half-back partner Ali Price spotted a gap and sniped in to score at the base of the posts after 42 minutes.The conversion was duly added by Russell to give Glasgow a 20-7 lead. Ryan Wilson then got his hands on the ball at a ruck to earn Townsends men a crucial penalty deep in Racing territory. Russell made no mistake to put his side 16 points ahead with just 15 minutes remaining.Carter then danced through the Warriors defence to score, before converting to bring his side back to within nine points, but it was too little, too late and Glasgow look set to fight-it-out with Munster for top spot. Justin Pugh Jersey . In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. Christian Kirk Jersey .com) - Yankee Stadium is the home of the Bronx Bombers, but on Sunday afternoon it will open its gates to host the latest addition of the Hudson River Rivalry. . Their 38th instalment is arguably their biggest fight card to date, including three-title fights and a main event which was selected by the fans.  The promotion boasts 14-straight years of business and is operated by MFC president Mark Pavelich, who is often overlooked in this country for the foundation hes established for MMA in Canada. With the regular season in the books, we turn to our Big Ten insiders to detail the biggest topics facing the conference going forward.Next year should be a another big year for the league with so much talent returning, especially in the East Division. So who will win the cage match that is the East? Can the West Division catch up? And after a season where the leaguues playoff team didnt play in the conference title game, is it time to start thinking about getting rid of the divisions??We answer those questions and more as we look survey the Big Tens landscape heading into the future. Kurt Warner Womens Jersey. .? ' ' ' 
Florida?wide receiver Antonio Callaway has been cleared to play in the No. Hydro Flask 32 Oz Water Bottle . 25 Gators season opener against UMass, coach Jim McElwain said Monday.Earlier this month, an independent hearing officer found Callaway not responsible of sexually assaulting a female student.Callaway, a sophomore from Miami, was accused of sexual misconduct by the woman in December. The woman and her witnesses boycotted Callaways student conduct hearing in Gainesville because the university appointed a Gators football booster to adjudicate the case.According to the ruling made by Jacksonville, Florida, attorney Jake Schickel, Callaway was cleared of three violations of Floridas student conduct code: conduct causing physical injury or endangering anothers health or safety, sexual assault and sexual misconduct.Callaway had 35 catches for 678 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman last season and returned two punts for touchdowns.Were fired up to have Antonio in the lineup, quarterback Luke Del Rio said. Hes done a tremendous job in practice. Hes been consistent every day and worked really hard to get it shape. And when he came back, we embraced him with open arms and hes done a great job getting back into the groove. It can be difficult for some people.Definitely going to be an advantage to have him out there because hes such a great player both on offense and on special teams. It will be fun.The Gators will have at least five players suspended for the opener.Freshman receivers Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells wont play because they are facing felony charges for allegedly firing BB guns into a residential hall last month. All-Southeastern Conference cornerback Jalen Tabor and tight end Cyontai Lewis will join them on the sideline. They were suspended for fighting in practice. And McElwain said one senior -- he declined to name him -- wont play.You know, weve had some guys that obviously made some choices not to play in this game, McElwain said. Those guys will join us when the times ready.ESPN Staff Writers Brett McMurphy, Mark Schlabach and The Associated Press contributed to this report. Hydro Flask Black Friday Sale 2018 .com) - The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks both take aim at their first wins of the season on Saturday, as the Canucks open their home slate at Rogers Arena. Hydro Flask 32 Oz Straw Lid . "It doesnt get any better than that," Giambi said. "Im speechless." The Indians are roaring toward October. Giambi belted a two-run, pinch-hit homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a shocking 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, keeping the Indians up with the lead pack in the AL wild-card race. . Pettersen, winner of last years Evian Championships, had nine birdies and three bogeys, holding off a series of challengers led by Marion Ricordeau of France. The second-ranked Norwegian made her season debut after missing the LPGA Tours opening event last month in the Bahamas because of a shoulder injury. LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Long the subject of NBA job rumors, John Calipari recently told hes a lock to remain at Kentucky for the next four or five years, and he might retire after that stretch.Caliparis son, Brad Calipari, is a walk-on at Kentucky this season. The longtime Kentucky coach said he wont leave the program while his son is enrolled but he might leave coaching once his sons college career ends.My sons now here so my sons walking on, Im not gonna leave, the 57-year-old Calipari told I would say four to five years is a lock and then after that, [shoot], I may be hanging it up. At that point Id be 60, 61. I never thought I would coach past the age of 60 because Im not ... baskketball isnt my life. Hydro Flask 24 Oz Standard Mouth. This season, Kentucky will likely earn a top-three ranking in the preseason polls. And Calipari boasts ESPN.coms top incoming class. Calipari said hes not sure if NBA rumors will ever cease but as the 2016-17 season approaches, he said hes not considering any opportunities at the next level.It would be believable if I didnt have this job, Calipari said. There are coaches who come through here from the NBA. They say hed be crazy to come into this league. Hes got everything he needs right there. Why would he? It wouldnt be about finances. ' ' ' 
Bolton defender Derik Osede talks to Sky Sports about swapping the bright lights of Real Madrid for a chaotic season at the Macron Stadium. Jerry West Lakers Jersey . This time last year, Derik Osede was rubbing shoulders with Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrids plush Valdebabas training complex. The 23-year-old had spent his entire career rising through the youth ranks of the biggest club in the world, but when his final season in their Castilla B team drew to an end, he knew it was time to leave his comfort zone.Real Madrid is the team of my heart and to play there was a dream, he tells Sky Sports. I had been there for 13 years and everything was perfect, but breaking into the first team is difficult because its full of the best players in the world. I had to leave the cantera to see real football. When you leave, you realise theres more to life than Real Madrid. Derik Osede (right) in action for Real Madrid in a pre-season clash with Inter Milan The Spanish U21 international set his sights on a move to England, and when an offer arrived from Bolton Wanderers in July, he didnt hesitate. I wanted to come to England and grow as a player, he says. There was interest from a few teams but obviously Bolton has always been a great club. They were the first ones to say: Look, Derik, we want you here.Derik followed in the footsteps of former Madrid players Ivan Campo and Fernando Hierro as he signed a three-year contract at the Macron Stadium, but nothing could have prepared him for the turbulent campaign ahead. To a backdrop of spiralling debts, transfer embargoes and disarray behind the scenes, Bolton have won just four games out of 41 in the Championship.They have been without a permanent manager since Neil Lennons departure by mutual consent in the middle of March, and Saturdays 4-1 defeat to Derby County - their ninth in the last 10 games - confirmed their relegation to League One. Derik has made 18 Championship appearances for Bolton this season When I arrived I had no idea it was going to be like this, says Derik. After some time we knew it was going to be difficult to stay in the division but we always hoped we could start winning games and get out of it. We are all very sad. It has been a complicated year for Bolton as a team and as a club, and now its the fans who are paying for it.Obviously the players are partly to blame but its a mixture of everything. Maybe if the previous owners and the people who were running the club had a clearer idea on things it would have been better, but there was no organisation. Thats the word that was missing. Obviously Madrid is the best club in the world, but I felt like everything there was done with organisation. Bolton takeover completed Dean Holdsworths Sports Shield consortium completed their takeover of Bolton in March. For Derik, adapting to Championship football has been another challenge. The first year in England is… complicado, he says. In Castilla we were used to always having the ball but here its different. Its much faster and a lot more physical. There is less control of the ball. There are lots of attacks and counter-attacks. The style is more direct. Derik impressed as a tenacious, ball-playing centre-back in a 2-1 win over Wolves on his debut in September, but he was sent off in a 4-1 defeat to Huddersfield Town a few days later and he dropped out of the team altogether between November and February.Until two months ago I wasnt playing, but Im an optimistic person and Im very hard-working, he says. I knew I was going to end up playing, so I worked, and worked, and worked, and now Im back in the team. It hasnt been easy. Osede applauds Boltons travelling fans after a 1-0 defeat to Birmingham Derik has slotted in at left-back, right-back and defensive midfield since his return to the side, and his improved form has been one of few bright spots for Bolton in recent months. The blood and thunder of the Championship is a world away from Valdebabas and Real Madrid, but Derik has fallen in love with English football and has no regrets about the move.At Castilla we had our stadium and people came to support us but at most there were three or four thousand people, he says. At Bolton we can get 20,000, and at Derby County last week there were 30,000. The atmosphere here is very good and the stadiums are full. Our fans are always supporting us - even on long away trips. I really like that. I would happily finish my career in England because I like this style of football. I like the rhythm of life and I like the atmosphere at the stadiums. Derik Osede So will he stay and play for Bolton in League One? To tell you the truth I have no idea, he says. I havent spoken to the club yet. Its still too early to talk about those things. We have to see whats going to happen next year and what the plans are, but I still have a contract here for two more years and I am still a Bolton player.What is certain is that Derik is enjoying life on and off the pitch in his new surroundings. I have matured as a player and a person and I am very happy here, he says. I would happily finish my career in England because I like this style of football. I like the rhythm of life and I like the atmosphere at the stadiums.Deriks future will become clearer at the end of the season, but before that there are five Championship games left to navigate - including Saturdays reunion with Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka at the Macron Stadium. Osede (right) featured prominently for Spain as they won the European U19 Championship in 2012 Six or seven years ago I played under Aitor when he was the manager of Spain U16s and U17s, says Derik. The following year he became Jose Mourinhos assistant at Real Madrid, so I knew him from training there, too. Hes a good manager and a good person. Its great to see him doing so well.Derik could be excused for envying his former managers position at the other end of the Championship table, but his experiences in England have taught him self-pity gets you nowhere. If you work hard, the future will always bring you something positive, he says defiantly. I always think like that. Im an optimistic person.Watch Bolton v Middlesbrough live on Sky Sports 2 HD from 12pm on Saturday Also See: Backroom duo leave Bolton Whats it like to play for Zidane? Derek Fisher Lakers Jersey . Jeff Green scored 13 points and Kris Humphries 12 for the Celtics, who nearly blew an 18-point, second-half lead. Sullingers 20-20 was the first by a Celtics player since Kevin Garnetts first game in Boston in 2007. Garnett was dealt -- along with Paul Pierce -- to Brooklyn during the off-season. 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Jose Iglesias and Nick Castellanos also homered during Detroits big inning, which came after Conley had started the game in dominant fashion.Mike Pelfrey (2-7) allowed four runs and 12 hits in 5 1/3 innings, and that performance was enough for the win.Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer for Miami.Conley (4-5) struck out six in the first two innings. He caught Cabrera looking in the first and swinging in the third, but when the Detroit slugger came up a third time, he hit a drive well beyond the fence in left-center field to give the Tigers a 5-3 lead.Cabrera was a changeup that I didnt feel committed to throwing, Conley said. We went hard at him in the first at-bat, and that let me get him to chase a slider in the second at-bat, so thats a smart pitch. There wasnt really any rhyme or reason to throwing the changeup, and he was sitting on something soft.Four relievers finished the game for Detroit after Pelfreys departure. Francisco Rodriguez pitched a hitless ninth for his 21st save in 23 chances.The Tigers were in a bit of a funk after being swept in a three-game series by AL Central-leading Cleveland. Detroit made three errors in the first five innings Tuesday.Stanton opened the scoring in the second with his 15th homer of the season, but the Marlins couldnt break the game open when they had the chance.I thought that the second, third and fourth innings really changed the momentum of the game, Miami manager DDon Mattingly said. Vlade Divac Jersey. We had runners all over the place, and we didnt do anything with them.Miami led 3-0 in the fifth when Iglesias connected for a two-run shot. After Cabreras 17th homer of the season, Conley was taken out, and Nick Wittgren allowed a two-run drive by Castellanos.Conley was coming off a sparkling outing against Atlanta in which he threw eight scoreless innings. He allowed five runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings against the Tigers. He walked three and struck out nine.NUMBER 30Cabrera has now homered against all 30 major league teams, and it was fitting that he completed that feat against the Marlins, the team he made his debut for.We got the lead that inning with a home run, and it was more special because of that -- and we win the game, Cabrera said.TRANSACTIONSMiami purchased the contract of left-hander Jo-Jo Reyes from Triple-A New Orleans, and right-hander Paul Clemens was claimed off waivers by San Diego. Clemens went 1-0 with a 6.30 ERA for the Marlins.TRAINERS ROOMMarlins: OF Marcell Ozuna (left wrist) returned after missing two games. He singled twice and scored on Stantons homer.Tigers: RHP Warwick Saupold (right groin strain) made an injury rehab start with Triple-A Toledo on Monday night, allowing a run and four hits in 2 2/3 innings. He struck out five.UP NEXTMarlins: RHP Tom Koehler (6-6) starts Wednesday against the Tigers in the finale of this two-game series. Miami is adjusting its rotation, starting Koehler in that game and pushing LHP Wei-Yin Chen back to Thursday night at Atlanta. Mattingly said he wants to match Chen up against the Braves because of the left-handed hitters in their lineup.Tigers: LHP Daniel Norris (0-0) makes his second start of the season. ' ' ' 
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OAKLAND, Calif. Cheap Shoes Online China . -- Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick is accustomed to hitting his teammates with whipped-cream pies in the face quickly after game-ending plays. Reddick was happy to finally be on the receiving end of one in his second game back from the disabled list -- even if it took a bit longer than usual to get there. Reddick drew a bases-loaded walk in the 10th inning to force in the winning run and lift Oakland to a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, then waited near the As dugout until Coco Crisp sneaked up from behind and delivered the long-anticipated pie in Reddicks face. "They dont know how to do it right," said Reddick, who had two hits. "Im usually pretty quick about it. I talked to Coco and he said he didnt know how to do it. He went to three different exits." Reddicks first career game-ending walk off Hector Santiago capped what might have otherwise been a frustrating day for Oakland. The As had 16 hits, stranded 18 runners overall and failed to score after loading the bases with no outs in the ninth before scoring the game-winner off Santiago (1-4). Chris Young, who had two hits, started the rally with a one-out double. After Yoenis Cespedes was intentionally walked, Josh Donaldson drew a free pass from Santiago to load the bases. Brandon Moss then lined out to second before Reddick walked on five pitches. "You keep putting guys on base and somebodys going to score at some point," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "It took a little longer than usual today, and it was painful at times. But at the end of the day, its a win." Jed Lowrie matched his career high of four hits for the As, who have won seven straight at home and 13 of 15 overall. Jerry Blevins (4-0) retired one batter to get the win after Melvin emptied his bullpen following a stellar effort by starter Dan Straily. Straily struck out eight in six innings and left with a 3-1 lead before Chicago scored two runs in the seventh to tie it. Alejandro De Aza had two hits and two RBIs for the White Sox, who have lost five straight. "There was progress, if theres a silver lining to it, but then again were here to win games," Chicago manager Robin Ventura said. "It was a high-wire act for Hector ... but as far as fighting back, you like what you see out of the offence." Cespedes doubled in Lowrie in the first, then Young snapped an 0-for-19 streak with an RBI single in the second to put the As up 2-0. After De Aza doubled and scored on Adam Dunns single in the third, Oakland made it 3-1 when Donaldson hit a one-out single and scored on Nate Freimans triple in the fifth. It came after Chicago starter Jose Quintana was called for a balk when he stumbled off the mound and dropped the ball during his windup. Oakland had runners on in each of the next four innings but failed to score. "I dont see it as bittersweet," Reddick said of Oaklands lack of production with runners in scoring position. "Tomorrow we may hit five hits and score seven runs." Quintana left after giving up a one-out double to Lowrie in the sixth. The left-hander walked three and struck out four. The White Sox, shut out a day earlier by 40-year-old Bartolo Colon, couldnt get much going against Straily but broke through against the As bullpen in the seventh. Jeff Keppinger singled off reliever Sean Doolittle and took third on Hector Gimenezs double. De Aza followed with a sharp two-run single to drive in both runs and tie the game at 3-all. Donaldson reached on an infield single leading off the ninth against Nate Jones. Santiago relieved Jones and walked Moss, then gave up a bunt single to Reddick. Santiago got Derek Norris to ground into a 6-2-3 double play, then later fanned Eric Sogard to end the jam. It was a rough day all around for the slumping White Sox. Designated hitter Paul Konerko struck out twice before leaving the game with a stiff neck. Shortstop Alexei Ramirez also appeared to injure his lower back after bumping into left fielder Dayan Viciedo chasing down a popup by Cespedes also in the sixth but stayed in the game. NOTES: Oakland is 9-1 in games decided in the final at-bat. ... Quintana, who tied for second in the AL with 15 no-decisions in 2012, already has six this season. ... Chicago LHP Chris Sale (5-2) takes a 23-inning scoreless streak into Sundays series finale. ... Oakland RHP Jarrod Parker (3-6) will make just his second career start against the White Sox. Discount Shoes Online Free Shipping . -- Playing time has been limited for Maxim Tissot this season, so the Montreal Impact defender made the most of his first scoring opportunity on Saturday. Shoes Discount Sale Online . The FA rejected Wilsheres appeal that the length of his punishment was "clearly excessive" and said Thursday his suspension begins with immediate effect. He will miss league matches against Chelsea on Monday and West Ham on Dec. . Most important, perhaps, it went off without a hitch. Organizers poked a little fun at the now-infamous opening ceremony gaffe that saw only four out of five snowflakes open up into rings, leaving the Olympics logo one ring short.WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals hitters are keeping manager Davey Johnson from shaving. His relief pitchers are preventing him from sleeping. Drew Storen gave up two go-ahead runs in the eighth inning Saturday night as the Nationals fell 5-3 to the Philadelphia Phillies, the latest failure for a Nationals bullpen that Johnson said "keeps me up more than the offence" -- a strong statement considering that the manager has vowed to stop shaving until his lineup breaks out of its collective hitting slump. "He made some good pitches, but, you know, Ive got to have him. Hes important to the bullpen," Johnson said. Storen (0-1) walked Michael Young, who scored the go-ahead run from first on Delmon Youngs single to the right field corner, stretching his hand across the plate to beat Bryce Harpers throw to break a 3-all tie. Pinch-runner Michael Martinez then scored on a double by Domonic Brown, who earlier hit his ninth home run. "Its just location. Its always location," Johnson said. "You get by on stuff just a little while. You have to make good pitches. Walking a guy is the death. Thats been a little bit of his problem." Storen has allowed four earned runs in his last five appearances. His ERA rose to 5.21. "I just left a couple of balls up in the zone and they found holes," he said. "Didnt make the pitches." Philadelphias win evened the three-game series and gives the Phillies another chance to reach .500 in Sundays finale -- when they can also catch the Nationals for second place in the NL East. Chad Durbin (1-0) got two outs for the win, but was removed with one out in the eighth after allowing a bunt single and a walk. Jeremy Horst pitched out of the jam and Jonathan Papelbon worked the ninth for his ninth save. Denard Span had three hits, including an RBI single, while Adam LaRoche had an RBI single and an opposite-field homer for the Nationals, but it was hardly the offensive outburst Johnson has been seeking during his razor boycott. The 70-year-old manager decided to keep letting his facial hair grow despite a modest five-run output in Friday nights win. "We had some opportunities to score, pushed a couple of runs in, but they seemedd to get some big two-out runs -- I dont know if all of them were two outs, it felt like it -- and we didnt," LaRoche said. Cheap Clearance Shoes Online. The Nationals collected 11 hits against five Philadelphia pitchers, but went 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on. "Its baby steps," shortstop Ian Desmond said. "We havent been swinging the bats really at all. To put up 11 hits is good. Now the next thing we tackle is hitting with runners in scoring position." Starters Dan Haren and Jonathan Pettibone both went six innings. Haren had quite the eclectic line: six innings, three runs, 10 strikeouts, one walk and four hits -- all for extra bases. Brown and Erik Kratz hit homers on back-to-back pitches in the second inning, and Pettibone and Jimmy Rollins pounded back-to-back doubles to produce a run in the fifth. "Stuff-wise today was about as good as Ive had all year," Haren said. "I just made a couple mistakes, but if Im throwing like I am tonight well be good." Pettibone, a rookie yet to lose a decision over seven starts, matched his career high with six strikeouts while scattering nine hits and three runs. He allowed single runs in the third, fourth and fifth. NOTES: The play of the day was made accidentally by Nationals 2B Steve Lombardozzi. While trying to field a drag bunt by Freddy Galvis, Lombardozzi had the ball carom off his glove and his knee -- and straight to 1B LaRoche for the out. ... Nationals OF Tyler Moore singled for the second straight game, raising his average to a still-dubious .139. His struggles earned a special mention when Johnson was talking about facial hair. "I told Tyler the reason I was growing this was for him, to change his luck," the manager said. ... The Nationals called up utility man Jeff Kobernus from Triple-A Syracuse and designated RHP Yunesky Maya for assignment. It was Kobernus first day with the major league club, and his pregame duties included signing his name on a big white piece of paper so it could be scanned and put on the scoreboard if he made an appearance at the plate. Also, his parents flew in from California for the game, and they got to see him enter as a pinch runner in the eighth. ' ' ' 
Chad Townsend has been one of the NRLs leading halfbacks this season, and is set to return to that form in Fridays preliminary final according to his Cronulla teammate Michael Ennis. Julian Draxler Paris Saint-Germain Jersey .Townsend was sensationally hooked in the Sharks qualifying final against Canberra last week before Cronulla mounted a gutsy comeback win.Coach Shane Flanagan made the courageous call to shift Jack Bird into Townsends halves slot as the Sharks moved one game away from the grand final.There are many who believe Townsends confidence will be rocked by the move ahead of the Allianz Stadium preliminary final against North Queensland.But Ennis believes Townsend will lean on his good performances throughout 2016 for guidance.Lets be honest, obviously you have Cooper (Cronk) and Johnathan Thurston there but Chad has been one of the form halfbacks of the comp this year, Ennis said.He has had a great for us. He is a big part of what we do and we need him there Friday night.That was a real test of his character and I think he has come out of it with flying colours.The boys have really rallied around him but they didnt have to because he handled it so well.He had a chat to Flanno after the game and has been straight back at halfback for us at training.Townsends halves partner James Maloney said he was lost without the former Warrior.We lost our way a bit when he out, I missed him out there, Maloney said.He does a lot of the organising and direction for us, sometimes I dont know what is going on.When Jack Bird came on he is a bit the same - he is not so good on the organising either.And that is what we need Chad there for. Arthur Zagre Jersey . They had already blown a double-digit lead, fans were hitting the exits, and a long seven-game road trip waited at the end. Arthur Zagre Paris Saint-Germain Jersey . "I dont know that were close," said general manager Alex Anthopoulos. "I just think, right now, the acquisition cost just doesnt work for us right now. I dont know if I can quantify how far off or things like that that they might be but I would say we continue to have dialogue. .  The 19-year-old Olsen played 34 games with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL this season. In that time, hes recorded 17 goals and 17 assists with 36 penalty minutes. Chris Froome had to be reminded to register for the Olympic road race and then appeared to have a tactical bike change mid-race.The three-time Tour de France champion, seeking to join Sir Bradley Wiggins as the only Tour winner to win Olympic gold in the same year, was unaware his name was being called over the public address system.Riders must sign in before races, but Froome had forgotten until a reporter shouted over the barrier.The British team of Froome, Steve Cummings, Geraint Thomas, Adam Yates and Ian Stannard were on the front of the peloton as they rolled over the start line for the 237.5-kilometres race.Froome required a bike change with around 100km remaining and coach Rod Ellingworth helped him make the adjustment before Thomas escorted him back to the main bunch.It may have been planned, given the changge took place after the riders had completed four laps of the Grumari Circuit, which included a cobbled section. Sebastien Cibois Jersey. Froomes Team Sky squad have specific bike set-ups for cobbles and the British team may have done the same.However, it was still not to be for Team GB as Belgiums Greg van Avermaet went on to win gold as Britains chances finished in the gutter. Thomas had been among a chase group with a chance of a medal at Copacabana, but tumbled to the road on the concluding descent with 10km to go.Van Avermaet and Jakob Fuglsang bridged the gap to solo leader Rafal Majka in the final 2km, but the Pole could not contest the sprint as Van Avermaet won gold ahead of Denmarks Fuglsang. ' ' ' 
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