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The New Jersey Devils have signed free-agent left wing Luke Gazdic and re-signed restricted free-agent center Jacob Josefson. Hockey Jerseys China .General manager Ray Shero announced the moves on Tuesday.The 25-year-old Josefson got a one-year, $1.1 million contract; Gazdic signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000.Gazdic spent the past three seasons with the Edmonton Oilers. Last season, the 26-year-old only played in 29 games and had one goal.So far in his six-year career with New Jersey, Josefson has 17 goals and 33 assists in 238 games. Last season for the Devils, Josefson recorded career highs with 10 assists and 14 points.Josefson joins defenseman Jon Merrill and forwards Beau Bennett and Devante Smith-Pelley as players who have recently re-signed with the Devils. Discount NHL Jerseys . Already owning gold from competition in Vancouver in 2010, Loch posted a combined four-run time of 3:27.526. That included a track-record third run of 51. Cheap Buffalo Sabres Jerseys China . As he recorded his 23rd and 24th points of the evening, a segment of the sellout Air Canada Centre crowd expressed their appreciation for the Raptors point guard with a smattering of MVP chants. http://www.cheaphockeychina.com/ . -- Arizona knocked off some quality opponents, rolled over a few overmatched ones and grinded out victories even when things didnt go so well. PARIS -- Formula One newcomer Esteban Ocon has spoken of his desire to drive for Ferrari in the future, saying it would fulfill a dream of emulating childhood idol Michael Schumacher.The 19-year-old Frenchman is early into his F1 career and competing for the Manor team, which recently drafted him in after terminating the contract of Indonesian driver Rio Haryanto.Sundays Italian GP in Monza -- where the seven-time F1 champion Schumacher won 10 years ago -- was just Ocons second F1 race. He came 18th.Ocon has been touted as a future star after winning the European Formula 3 championship in 2014 and last years GP3 series.Speaking to former Ferrari driver Jean Alesi in an interview with Canal Plus television Sunday, Ocon spoke of his burning ambition to join Ferrari one day.I hope so. Its always been my dream, honestly ... Ever since I was little, when I had a Schumacher cap and the Ferrari clothes, Ocon said. When I won my first title in France (as a junior) I was wearing the Ferrari racing suit.Ocon had a brief taste of life at Ferrari when, two years ago, the Italian team gave him a test run in its F1 car following his F3 championship win.Its my dream, obviously, to join them one day, said Ocon, who won French karting titles in several age groups as a junior. You can really feel the history here.Ocon finished 16th on his F1 debut at the Belgian GP one week ago, and admits to finding it tough playing catch-up late into the season.Its not easy coming in after 12 Grand Prix, he told Canal Plus. The important thing is not to make mistakes.With veteranns like Jenson Button and Felipe Massa on the verge of retirement, young drivers like 18-year-old star Max Verstappen, Ocon and 24-year-old Belgian driver Stoffel Vandoorne are seen as the sports future stars. Clearance Hockey Jerseys Store. Verstappen has already made history -- as both the youngest to win an F1 race and the youngest to qualify on the front row of the grid -- and he is electrifyingly quick.But Ocon has strong credentials.When he won the F3 championship, Verstappen finished behind him in third place. Toto Wolff, the head of motorsport for Mercedes, has spoken highly of Ocon and other teams have also been keen to test him out.He took part in the first practice of the Abu Dhabi GP in November 2014 for the Lotus F1 team -- which is now Renault -- and also did some post-race testing with Force India. Prior to joining Manor, he was Renaults designated reserve driver this year and also raced for Mercedes in Germanys DTM touring car championship.Although some drivers arrive with massive financial backing furthering their bid to get a seat, Ocon has no bitterness toward them.A lot of drivers arrive because they pay, but theyre good as well. Obviously, because otherwise it wouldnt work out, he said. There are others who arrive, like me, who didnt pay for their (place); or other very good ones, like Stoffel.Vandoorne will race for McLaren next season, offering up a potentially thrilling contest between three of F1s brightest talents. ' ' '
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                                      Fast bowlers Vishwa Fernando and Asitha Fernando, and left-arm wristspinner Lakshan Sandakan have been flown in from Sri Lanka As tour of England to the national squad for the first Test against Australia. Custom Football Jerseys .With so many frontline Test bowlers currently unavailable due to injury, Sri Lankas selectors have been forced to look to the next tier of players for replacements. The three bowlers - all of whom are uncapped - have been in form in recent months, either for the A team, or in domestic cricket.Also flown in from England is batsman Roshen Silva, whose consistency has long made him a Test prospect. Dhananjaya de Silva, who has made ODI and T20 international debuts, and had been in the national teams Test squad to England, has also been named. There is no place, however, for allrounder Milinda Siriwardana, despite him having made an encouraging start to his Test career so far.At 18, Asitha Fernando is by a distance the youngest member of the squad, and has only played two first-class matches so far - both of them against Pakistan A, in England. He took eight wickets at an average of 23 in those matches, and had bowled Sri Lanka A to a tight victory in the first game, in Leicester, taking 5 for 33 in the final innings of that game. He was also a part of Sri Lankas side for the Under-19 World Cup earlier this year.Left-armer Vishwa Fernando, 24, had been in Sri Lankas Test squads to the UAE and Bangladesh in 2014, but had largely been overlooked since then. He now returns having taken a five-wicket haul in the first-class match against Durham in late June, before taking seven wickets across two games against Pakistan A.Sandakan, 25, took five wickets in a List A match against Derbyshire earlier this month, and has also been one of domestic crickets most consistent wicket-takers over the past three years. He was the most successful bowler in the 2015-16 Premier League Tournament, claiming 52 scalps at an average of 23.19 for Colombo Cricket Club. He had also topped the wicket-taking charts in 2014 - the same year he made it to a Sri Lanka one-day squad, though he did not play a game.Roshen Silva, 27, had also been impressive in the first-class tournament, hitting 678 runs at 56.5, but his selection has been spurred by his recent scores for Sri Lanka A. He recently hit a century and an unbeaten 43 in a first-class match against Durham, and followed it up with scores of 48, 17, 57 and 40 in the first-class games against Pakistan A.Siriwardanas half century in the first-innings of the Australians practice match in Colombo was not enough to see him retain a place in the Test squad. He had been particularly impressive with the bat in New Zealand, and has taken 11 Test wickets at 23.36 - even winning the man-of-the-match award in his second Test - and yet has dropped out of favour with the selectors.Siriwardanas absence, as well as the omissions of Lahiru Thirimanne and Dasun Shanaka, means one of Roshen Silva or Dhananjaya de Silva looks likely to debut in Pallekele. Elsewhere, the same top order that played in the Lords Test is likely to take the field again.Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal provide some leadership to the fast-bowling battery, in the absence of Dhammika Prasad, Dushmantha Chameera and the suspended Shaminda Eranga. Rangana Herath is likely to be the first-choice spinner, and Sandakan will have to edge offspinner Dilruwan Perera out of contention if he is to debut in Pallekele.With both Dinesh Chandimal and Kusal Perera in the squad, and probably in the XI, Sri Lanka have to make a choice as to who will keep wickets. Custom Basketball Jerseys . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. Cheap Custom Wear . Sulaiman, 44, was chosen unanimously Tuesday in a vote by the leadership, the World Boxing Council said. Sulaiman becomes the sixth president of the organization. http://www.customjerseysnearme.com/ . White came in fourth place in the event. He was the two-time defending gold medallist. The gold medal went to Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov. Oakland Raiders starting cornerback Sean Smith (left shoulder) is considered to be very questionable to play Sunday night against the visiting Denver Broncos, a source told ESPN.Smith, one of the NFLs tallest defensive backs at 6-foot-3, suffered his injury early in Sundays overtime win over the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was limited to just two snaps.If Smith is unable to play, S/CB T. Discount Custom Jerseys. J. Carrie would likely be the starter on the outside.Back in March, the Raiders signed Smith to a four-year, $38 million deal with $20 million guaranteed ($15 million fully guaranteed at signing). ' ' ' 
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Jarryd Hayne will not be fulfilling his Olympic dream. Discount Nike Shoes China .The former NFL and NRL player was cut from Fijis Rugby Sevens squad last Friday following a meeting with coach Ben Ryan.Hayne will remain with the squad for a few more days before returning to Sydney to plot his next career move, which is expected to be a return to the NRL.Last Friday I had a meeting with Ben to discuss my future with the team and I was informed that my time has ended, Hayne said via Facebook.As much as I would have loved to go to Rio, I too knew I wasnt ready yet. During my time with the team, I pushed my body above and beyond. I used all my experience as a professional athlete and have tried everyday and in every way possible to make this team and make it better but unfortunately, time has been against me.Ive loved every minute of training with the Fiji Rugby 7s. Not only are they back to back world champions but they are a bunch of guys who have welcomed me into the team as one of their own family.It was hard to comprehend and understand at first why I came here? Why God put me here, but deep down I knew there was a reason and a purpose. God takes you places not so you can achieve what you set out for, but to play a part and help something greater than yourself.This has been an amazing journey for me and a truly humbling experience. I have learnt so much and will never forget my time with this team.Hayne was always going to find it tough to make the cut in the world champion Fiji outfit given the short timeframe for transition.But with his body now in better aerobic shape, a return to the Parramatta Eels looms large particularly given Kieran Forans request for a release following his ongoing personal struggles. Nike Shoes Outlet . 24 Baylor in a Big 12 clash between teams trending in opposite directions. Andrew Wiggins made 10-of-12 from the foul line and scored 17 for Kansas (14-4, 5-0 Big 12), which capped a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents unscathed. Nike Shoes From China . Instead of dwelling on the negative, Oates focused on what was good about the clubs recent play. It worked. http://www.cheapshoesnikechina.com/cheap-air-jordan-from-china-97b.html .com) - The red-hot Los Angeles Kings will try to extend their winning streak to a season-high seven games when they visit the Edmonton Oilers for Sundays clash at Rexall Place. New Kiwis coach David Kidwell admits he has a lot to learn following his New Zealand sides comprehensive loss to Australia in his first Test match in charge.The Kiwis leave for their Four Nations campaign on Wednesday and Kidwell admitted they will have to take the lessons from their 26-6 defeat with them as they seek to defend their crown.Kidwell took over from Stephen Kearney less than a month ago and admitted one of his mistakes was not giving more game time to Dally M winner Jason Taumalolo.That is a harsh lesson for myself for the first time in the job, he said following the five-tries-to-one loss.I didnt purposefully leave him on the sidelines like that.I take responsibility for that.The Kiwis were brave but bumbling in falling to another professional effort from the Kangaroos.Their much vaunted forward pack was beaten upp front, they struggled with last tackle options and made too many fundamental errors. Cheap Nike Shoes Online. We learnt some harsh lessons and I have addressed those with the boys, Kidwell said.You cant give a team like Australia that much ball and that much opportunity,I thought we got ourselves back in the game but we have to be more consistent than that.There were a couple of simple errors and we have to finish our sets better than that.The Kiwis have plenty of work to do before they open their Four Nations campaign against England in Huddersfield on October 29.This is Test football and it is a test of yourself, Kidwell said.This is a wonderful bunch of boys. We just need to look at where we need to improve. ' ' '
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The New Jersey Devils have signed free-agent left wing Luke Gazdic and re-signed restricted free-agent center Jacob Josefson. Hockey Jerseys China .General manager Ray Shero announced the moves on Tuesday.The 25-year-old Josefson got a one-year, $1.1 million contract; Gazdic signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000.Gazdic spent the past three seasons with the Edmonton Oilers. Last season, the 26-year-old only played in 29 games and had one goal.So far in his six-year career with New Jersey, Josefson has 17 goals and 33 assists in 238 games. Last season for the Devils, Josefson recorded career highs with 10 assists and 14 points.Josefson joins defenseman Jon Merrill and forwards Beau Bennett and Devante Smith-Pelley as players who have recently re-signed with the Devils. Discount NHL Jerseys . Already owning gold from competition in Vancouver in 2010, Loch posted a combined four-run time of 3:27.526. That included a track-record third run of 51. Cheap Buffalo Sabres Jerseys China . As he recorded his 23rd and 24th points of the evening, a segment of the sellout Air Canada Centre crowd expressed their appreciation for the Raptors point guard with a smattering of MVP chants. http://www.cheaphockeychina.com/ . -- Arizona knocked off some quality opponents, rolled over a few overmatched ones and grinded out victories even when things didnt go so well. PARIS -- Formula One newcomer Esteban Ocon has spoken of his desire to drive for Ferrari in the future, saying it would fulfill a dream of emulating childhood idol Michael Schumacher.The 19-year-old Frenchman is early into his F1 career and competing for the Manor team, which recently drafted him in after terminating the contract of Indonesian driver Rio Haryanto.Sundays Italian GP in Monza -- where the seven-time F1 champion Schumacher won 10 years ago -- was just Ocons second F1 race. He came 18th.Ocon has been touted as a future star after winning the European Formula 3 championship in 2014 and last years GP3 series.Speaking to former Ferrari driver Jean Alesi in an interview with Canal Plus television Sunday, Ocon spoke of his burning ambition to join Ferrari one day.I hope so. Its always been my dream, honestly ... Ever since I was little, when I had a Schumacher cap and the Ferrari clothes, Ocon said. When I won my first title in France (as a junior) I was wearing the Ferrari racing suit.Ocon had a brief taste of life at Ferrari when, two years ago, the Italian team gave him a test run in its F1 car following his F3 championship win.Its my dream, obviously, to join them one day, said Ocon, who won French karting titles in several age groups as a junior. You can really feel the history here.Ocon finished 16th on his F1 debut at the Belgian GP one week ago, and admits to finding it tough playing catch-up late into the season.Its not easy coming in after 12 Grand Prix, he told Canal Plus. The important thing is not to make mistakes.With veteranns like Jenson Button and Felipe Massa on the verge of retirement, young drivers like 18-year-old star Max Verstappen, Ocon and 24-year-old Belgian driver Stoffel Vandoorne are seen as the sports future stars. Clearance Hockey Jerseys Store. Verstappen has already made history -- as both the youngest to win an F1 race and the youngest to qualify on the front row of the grid -- and he is electrifyingly quick.But Ocon has strong credentials.When he won the F3 championship, Verstappen finished behind him in third place. Toto Wolff, the head of motorsport for Mercedes, has spoken highly of Ocon and other teams have also been keen to test him out.He took part in the first practice of the Abu Dhabi GP in November 2014 for the Lotus F1 team -- which is now Renault -- and also did some post-race testing with Force India. Prior to joining Manor, he was Renaults designated reserve driver this year and also raced for Mercedes in Germanys DTM touring car championship.Although some drivers arrive with massive financial backing furthering their bid to get a seat, Ocon has no bitterness toward them.A lot of drivers arrive because they pay, but theyre good as well. Obviously, because otherwise it wouldnt work out, he said. There are others who arrive, like me, who didnt pay for their (place); or other very good ones, like Stoffel.Vandoorne will race for McLaren next season, offering up a potentially thrilling contest between three of F1s brightest talents. ' ' '
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Jarryd Hayne will not be fulfilling his Olympic dream. Discount Nike Shoes China .The former NFL and NRL player was cut from Fijis Rugby Sevens squad last Friday following a meeting with coach Ben Ryan.Hayne will remain with the squad for a few more days before returning to Sydney to plot his next career move, which is expected to be a return to the NRL.Last Friday I had a meeting with Ben to discuss my future with the team and I was informed that my time has ended, Hayne said via Facebook.As much as I would have loved to go to Rio, I too knew I wasnt ready yet. During my time with the team, I pushed my body above and beyond. I used all my experience as a professional athlete and have tried everyday and in every way possible to make this team and make it better but unfortunately, time has been against me.Ive loved every minute of training with the Fiji Rugby 7s. Not only are they back to back world champions but they are a bunch of guys who have welcomed me into the team as one of their own family.It was hard to comprehend and understand at first why I came here? Why God put me here, but deep down I knew there was a reason and a purpose. God takes you places not so you can achieve what you set out for, but to play a part and help something greater than yourself.This has been an amazing journey for me and a truly humbling experience. I have learnt so much and will never forget my time with this team.Hayne was always going to find it tough to make the cut in the world champion Fiji outfit given the short timeframe for transition.But with his body now in better aerobic shape, a return to the Parramatta Eels looms large particularly given Kieran Forans request for a release following his ongoing personal struggles. Nike Shoes Outlet . 24 Baylor in a Big 12 clash between teams trending in opposite directions. Andrew Wiggins made 10-of-12 from the foul line and scored 17 for Kansas (14-4, 5-0 Big 12), which capped a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents unscathed. Nike Shoes From China . Instead of dwelling on the negative, Oates focused on what was good about the clubs recent play. It worked. http://www.cheapshoesnikechina.com/cheap-air-jordan-from-china-97b.html .com) - The red-hot Los Angeles Kings will try to extend their winning streak to a season-high seven games when they visit the Edmonton Oilers for Sundays clash at Rexall Place. New Kiwis coach David Kidwell admits he has a lot to learn following his New Zealand sides comprehensive loss to Australia in his first Test match in charge.The Kiwis leave for their Four Nations campaign on Wednesday and Kidwell admitted they will have to take the lessons from their 26-6 defeat with them as they seek to defend their crown.Kidwell took over from Stephen Kearney less than a month ago and admitted one of his mistakes was not giving more game time to Dally M winner Jason Taumalolo.That is a harsh lesson for myself for the first time in the job, he said following the five-tries-to-one loss.I didnt purposefully leave him on the sidelines like that.I take responsibility for that.The Kiwis were brave but bumbling in falling to another professional effort from the Kangaroos.Their much vaunted forward pack was beaten upp front, they struggled with last tackle options and made too many fundamental errors. Cheap Nike Shoes Online. We learnt some harsh lessons and I have addressed those with the boys, Kidwell said.You cant give a team like Australia that much ball and that much opportunity,I thought we got ourselves back in the game but we have to be more consistent than that.There were a couple of simple errors and we have to finish our sets better than that.The Kiwis have plenty of work to do before they open their Four Nations campaign against England in Huddersfield on October 29.This is Test football and it is a test of yourself, Kidwell said.This is a wonderful bunch of boys. We just need to look at where we need to improve. ' ' '
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The New Jersey Devils have signed free-agent left wing Luke Gazdic and re-signed restricted free-agent center Jacob Josefson. Hockey Jerseys China .General manager Ray Shero announced the moves on Tuesday.The 25-year-old Josefson got a one-year, $1.1 million contract; Gazdic signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000.Gazdic spent the past three seasons with the Edmonton Oilers. Last season, the 26-year-old only played in 29 games and had one goal.So far in his six-year career with New Jersey, Josefson has 17 goals and 33 assists in 238 games. Last season for the Devils, Josefson recorded career highs with 10 assists and 14 points.Josefson joins defenseman Jon Merrill and forwards Beau Bennett and Devante Smith-Pelley as players who have recently re-signed with the Devils. Discount NHL Jerseys . Already owning gold from competition in Vancouver in 2010, Loch posted a combined four-run time of 3:27.526. That included a track-record third run of 51. Cheap Buffalo Sabres Jerseys China . As he recorded his 23rd and 24th points of the evening, a segment of the sellout Air Canada Centre crowd expressed their appreciation for the Raptors point guard with a smattering of MVP chants. http://www.cheaphockeychina.com/ . -- Arizona knocked off some quality opponents, rolled over a few overmatched ones and grinded out victories even when things didnt go so well. PARIS -- Formula One newcomer Esteban Ocon has spoken of his desire to drive for Ferrari in the future, saying it would fulfill a dream of emulating childhood idol Michael Schumacher.The 19-year-old Frenchman is early into his F1 career and competing for the Manor team, which recently drafted him in after terminating the contract of Indonesian driver Rio Haryanto.Sundays Italian GP in Monza -- where the seven-time F1 champion Schumacher won 10 years ago -- was just Ocons second F1 race. He came 18th.Ocon has been touted as a future star after winning the European Formula 3 championship in 2014 and last years GP3 series.Speaking to former Ferrari driver Jean Alesi in an interview with Canal Plus television Sunday, Ocon spoke of his burning ambition to join Ferrari one day.I hope so. Its always been my dream, honestly ... Ever since I was little, when I had a Schumacher cap and the Ferrari clothes, Ocon said. When I won my first title in France (as a junior) I was wearing the Ferrari racing suit.Ocon had a brief taste of life at Ferrari when, two years ago, the Italian team gave him a test run in its F1 car following his F3 championship win.Its my dream, obviously, to join them one day, said Ocon, who won French karting titles in several age groups as a junior. You can really feel the history here.Ocon finished 16th on his F1 debut at the Belgian GP one week ago, and admits to finding it tough playing catch-up late into the season.Its not easy coming in after 12 Grand Prix, he told Canal Plus. The important thing is not to make mistakes.With veteranns like Jenson Button and Felipe Massa on the verge of retirement, young drivers like 18-year-old star Max Verstappen, Ocon and 24-year-old Belgian driver Stoffel Vandoorne are seen as the sports future stars. Clearance Hockey Jerseys Store. Verstappen has already made history -- as both the youngest to win an F1 race and the youngest to qualify on the front row of the grid -- and he is electrifyingly quick.But Ocon has strong credentials.When he won the F3 championship, Verstappen finished behind him in third place. Toto Wolff, the head of motorsport for Mercedes, has spoken highly of Ocon and other teams have also been keen to test him out.He took part in the first practice of the Abu Dhabi GP in November 2014 for the Lotus F1 team -- which is now Renault -- and also did some post-race testing with Force India. Prior to joining Manor, he was Renaults designated reserve driver this year and also raced for Mercedes in Germanys DTM touring car championship.Although some drivers arrive with massive financial backing furthering their bid to get a seat, Ocon has no bitterness toward them.A lot of drivers arrive because they pay, but theyre good as well. Obviously, because otherwise it wouldnt work out, he said. There are others who arrive, like me, who didnt pay for their (place); or other very good ones, like Stoffel.Vandoorne will race for McLaren next season, offering up a potentially thrilling contest between three of F1s brightest talents. ' ' '
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MONTREAL -- The World Anti-Doping Agency has detailed serious failings of doping control management at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, saying the system was saved from collapsing only by the enormous resourcefulness and goodwill of some key staff. Custom New Orleans Saints Jerseys .In a 55-page report from its independent observer team led by British lawyer Jonathan Taylor, WADA said the logistical issues, which put a strain on the testing process, were foreseeable and entirely avoidable during the Games in August.The report blamed a lack of coordination, budget cutbacks, tension between the local organizing committee and Brazils anti-doping agency, and inadequate training for the problems that included days when only half of the out-of-competition samples could be collected in the athletes village.Ultimately, many athletes targeted for testing in the athletes village simply could not be found and the mission had to be aborted, the report said. On some days, up to 50 per cent of planned target tests were aborted in this way.The report, which was released by the Montreal-based agency Thursday, said the sample collection process in the village was so strained that it came close to breaking point.Ultimately, it was only due to the enormous resourcefulness and goodwill of some key doping control personnel working at the games that the process did not break down entirely, the report said. Due to their initiative, tenacity and professionalism in the face of great difficulties, the many problems identified above were patched over and sample collection was conducted in a manner that ensured the identity and integrity of the samples.In another key failure, the report said no out-of-competition testing was conducted in soccer and that there was little or no in-competition blood testing in some high risk-sports, including weightlifting.Doping was heavily in the spotlight in the months leading up to the Rio Games, with allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia leading to sanctions against some Russian athletes and the retesting of 840 samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics barring dozens of other athletes from competing in Brazil.During the Rio Games, seven athletes in four sports -- weightlifting, cycling, swimming and track and field -- were sanctioned for doping offenses. The seven included one medalist -- weightlifter Izzat Artykov of Kyrgyzstan, who was stripped of a bronze in the mens 69-kilogram division.WADA said the role of its observer team is to help instill confidence in the quality, effectiveness and reliability of the anti-doping program for the Olympics and to make recommendations for improvements.Richard Budgett, the International Olympic Committees medical director, said the report showed the integrity of the program was ensured despite some challenges the organizing committee had to overcome ... such as a lack of resources and trained volunteers and staff.He said the reports recommendations would be studied by the IOC and passed on to a new independent testing body that is being set up ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.Many of the recommendations related to training and treatment of volunteers, proper attention to rosters and protocol, more lead-time for doping control officers in the venues, and better logistics and equipment to locate athletes for out-of-competition testing.Poor planning, transport issues and a lack of catering for chaperones resulted in a higher-than-expected rate of absences, adding to the burden on doping control officers and other delegates.A total of 3,237 athletes from 137 countries were tested during the Games, representing 28.6 percent of the 11,303 athletes who participated. Of those, 2,611 -- or 23.1 percent -- were tested once, 527 were tested twice, 81 were tested three times, and one was tested six times.Some problems outlined by WADAs observers:? There were almost 500 fewer tests conducted than organizers had planned during the Games. The samples taken included 4,037 urine tests, 411 blood tests and 434 blood plus ABP or ABP blood tests for a total of 4,882, significantly short of the 5,380 targeted.? Data entry errors led to nearly 100 samples analyzed by the anti-doping laboratory not being matched to an athlete. WADA said about 40 percent of those were because of the recording of an incorrect bottle code in the computer system but noted that Rio organizers assisted the IOC in correcting the errors so the samples could be matched to athletes and their testing histories could be updated.? The expected daily maximum of 350 urine samples was never reached during the Games. The highest daily total was 307 on Aug. 11, but on the majority of days, fewer than 200 urine samples were received.? Blood testing sections were underused, with some shifts at the laboratory having no blood samples to analyze at the beginning of the Games.As a result ... full analytical capacity was not exploited, which is disappointing, given that the latest equipment and best experts in the world were available, the report said.On a positive note, WADA commended the IOC for embracing new advances in the fight against doping, including the creation of the Pre-Games Intelligence Taskforce, which reported on July 24 that 4,125 of the 11,470 athletes on the entrants list for the Games had no record of any testing in 2016, including 1,913 from sports identified as higher risk.WADA also said the Brazilian anti-doping laboratory was superbly equipped and operated very securely and generally very efficiently, and now represents an outstanding legacy from the Games for the anti-doping movement in South America. Custom Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerseys . Durant finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds, Jackson matched his career high with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Lamb scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, lifting the Thunder to a 94-88 win over San Antonio and snapping the Spurs 11-game winning streak. Custom Dallas Cowboys Jerseys . The giant slalom world champion slipped during her first run in the morning, landing on her back and then twisting forward before getting her leg caught in the protective material on the side of the slope. http://www.footballcustomjerseys.com/custom-new-york-jets-jerseys-928c.html . Los Angeles star goalie survived those perilous gymnastics with no problem, and he eventually backstopped the Kings to a skid-snapping win. Quick stopped 27 shots in his return from a 24-game injury absence, Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:55 to play, and the Kings snapped their five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. When the first Week 11 inactives were released Sunday, the smattering of defensive players and lineman were a heartening set of names, at least for fantasy purposes, relatively free of impact pass-catchers and running backs.In retrospect, things were a little too quiet.Week 11 ended with fantasy teams tattered and torn, after injuries to A.J. Green, T.J. Yeldon, C.J. Prosise, LeSean McCoy, Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles, Robert Woods, Giovani Bernard and Zach Miller. Throw in a concussion to Mark Ingram on Thursday night and the fantasy landscape is now what experts like to call a mess.A VERY EARLY LOOK AT THE WAIVER WIREGreens injury leaves the door open for rookie Tyler Boyd and veteran Brandon LaFell to assume larger roles in the offense. Boyd tied a career high with eight targets Sunday after Greens first-quarter exit. He also caught his first career touchdown pass. LaFell, meanwhile, has four touchdowns on the season but just two games with more than 75 receiving yards. While there isnt a clear-cut choice here, Boyd has intriguing upside and the Bengals -- with just three wins -- may want to see what their first-round pick is capable of.As far as running backs go, theres a bit of a disappointing trend for the fantasy owner looking to make waiver wire moves -- many of the injured backs were mired in time shares. Chris Ivory, Thomas Rawls, and Jeremy Hill are going to see big jumps in value, but theyre owned in most leagues.And while LeSean McCoy had thumb surgery, he could still play in Week 12.A fantasy players most attractive option in sifting through the replacement backs is probably Wendell Smallwood (owned in 9 percent of CBSSports.com leagues), who would need both Mathews and Sproles to miss significant time to have an impact -- a gamble worth taking with fantasy seasons on the line. According to Pro Football Focus Nathan Jahnke, Smallwood out-snapped fellow running back Kenjon Barner, 38-18, on Sunday.THEO RIDDICK: FANTASY STUD?Theo Riddick (eight receptions for 70 yards in Week 11) has already set career highs in touchdowns (four), rushing yards (310), and rushing attempts (79). Barring injury, hell likely surpass highs in targets, receptions, receiving yards, and total yards by seasons end.Riddick has at least 775 total yards in his last three games And in point-per-reception formats, his 24 targets and 17 receptions make him an even more valuable piece of a fantasy backfield. Custom Arizona Cardinals Jerseys. Riddicks next two games -- against Minnesota and New Orleans -- should yield more of the same, as both teams give up 45 receiving yards or more per game to opposing backs (both falling in the bottom 10 in the NFL for that stat).One thing to look out for, however -- Riddick hurt a hand in the first half of the game Sunday. With a traditional Thanksgiving game on deck, a short week for an injured Riddick could make Dwayne Washington a decent speculative pickup.MISCELLANEOUS- With Bills receiver Robert Woods going down, theres a small chance his replacement could be ... Sammy Watkins, who will have a CT scan on his foot Tuesday. The Bills may be cautious rushing Watkins back (after the McCoy debacle earlier this season), but if hes healthy and good to go, it might be worth checking waiver wires for availability.- He carries an incredible amount of risk, but Percy Harvin had the second-most targets (four) and played the second-most snaps (46) among Bills receivers on Sunday.- At this point int he season, backup running backs must be rostered to combat injuries. One name to consider: newly-minted backup Denard Robinson, the No. 2 in Jacksonville, behind an oft-injured Chris Ivory in an offense that has featured both backs in the game plan since Nathaniel Hackett took over as offensive coordinator. Robinson averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2014-2015, with 44 receptions on 61 targets over two seasons as the sometimes-starter for the Jags.-Tajae Sharpe has a pair of 68 yard, one-touchdown games in his last two. He also has a wild matchup schedule coming up, with games against the Bears (third-most yards allowed to wide receivers), Broncos (fewest), and Chiefs (most).- This years Thanksgiving games are: Minnesota at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. Eastern; Washington at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Eastern; Pittsburgh at Indianapolis, 8:30 p.m. Eastern.---This column was provided to The Associated Press by the Fantasy Sports Network, http://FNTSY.com ' ' ' 
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MONTREAL -- The World Anti-Doping Agency has detailed serious failings of doping control management at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, saying the system was saved from collapsing only by the enormous resourcefulness and goodwill of some key staff. Custom New Orleans Saints Jerseys .In a 55-page report from its independent observer team led by British lawyer Jonathan Taylor, WADA said the logistical issues, which put a strain on the testing process, were foreseeable and entirely avoidable during the Games in August.The report blamed a lack of coordination, budget cutbacks, tension between the local organizing committee and Brazils anti-doping agency, and inadequate training for the problems that included days when only half of the out-of-competition samples could be collected in the athletes village.Ultimately, many athletes targeted for testing in the athletes village simply could not be found and the mission had to be aborted, the report said. On some days, up to 50 per cent of planned target tests were aborted in this way.The report, which was released by the Montreal-based agency Thursday, said the sample collection process in the village was so strained that it came close to breaking point.Ultimately, it was only due to the enormous resourcefulness and goodwill of some key doping control personnel working at the games that the process did not break down entirely, the report said. Due to their initiative, tenacity and professionalism in the face of great difficulties, the many problems identified above were patched over and sample collection was conducted in a manner that ensured the identity and integrity of the samples.In another key failure, the report said no out-of-competition testing was conducted in soccer and that there was little or no in-competition blood testing in some high risk-sports, including weightlifting.Doping was heavily in the spotlight in the months leading up to the Rio Games, with allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia leading to sanctions against some Russian athletes and the retesting of 840 samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics barring dozens of other athletes from competing in Brazil.During the Rio Games, seven athletes in four sports -- weightlifting, cycling, swimming and track and field -- were sanctioned for doping offenses. The seven included one medalist -- weightlifter Izzat Artykov of Kyrgyzstan, who was stripped of a bronze in the mens 69-kilogram division.WADA said the role of its observer team is to help instill confidence in the quality, effectiveness and reliability of the anti-doping program for the Olympics and to make recommendations for improvements.Richard Budgett, the International Olympic Committees medical director, said the report showed the integrity of the program was ensured despite some challenges the organizing committee had to overcome ... such as a lack of resources and trained volunteers and staff.He said the reports recommendations would be studied by the IOC and passed on to a new independent testing body that is being set up ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.Many of the recommendations related to training and treatment of volunteers, proper attention to rosters and protocol, more lead-time for doping control officers in the venues, and better logistics and equipment to locate athletes for out-of-competition testing.Poor planning, transport issues and a lack of catering for chaperones resulted in a higher-than-expected rate of absences, adding to the burden on doping control officers and other delegates.A total of 3,237 athletes from 137 countries were tested during the Games, representing 28.6 percent of the 11,303 athletes who participated. Of those, 2,611 -- or 23.1 percent -- were tested once, 527 were tested twice, 81 were tested three times, and one was tested six times.Some problems outlined by WADAs observers:? There were almost 500 fewer tests conducted than organizers had planned during the Games. The samples taken included 4,037 urine tests, 411 blood tests and 434 blood plus ABP or ABP blood tests for a total of 4,882, significantly short of the 5,380 targeted.? Data entry errors led to nearly 100 samples analyzed by the anti-doping laboratory not being matched to an athlete. WADA said about 40 percent of those were because of the recording of an incorrect bottle code in the computer system but noted that Rio organizers assisted the IOC in correcting the errors so the samples could be matched to athletes and their testing histories could be updated.? The expected daily maximum of 350 urine samples was never reached during the Games. The highest daily total was 307 on Aug. 11, but on the majority of days, fewer than 200 urine samples were received.? Blood testing sections were underused, with some shifts at the laboratory having no blood samples to analyze at the beginning of the Games.As a result ... full analytical capacity was not exploited, which is disappointing, given that the latest equipment and best experts in the world were available, the report said.On a positive note, WADA commended the IOC for embracing new advances in the fight against doping, including the creation of the Pre-Games Intelligence Taskforce, which reported on July 24 that 4,125 of the 11,470 athletes on the entrants list for the Games had no record of any testing in 2016, including 1,913 from sports identified as higher risk.WADA also said the Brazilian anti-doping laboratory was superbly equipped and operated very securely and generally very efficiently, and now represents an outstanding legacy from the Games for the anti-doping movement in South America. Custom Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerseys . Durant finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds, Jackson matched his career high with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Lamb scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, lifting the Thunder to a 94-88 win over San Antonio and snapping the Spurs 11-game winning streak. Custom Dallas Cowboys Jerseys . The giant slalom world champion slipped during her first run in the morning, landing on her back and then twisting forward before getting her leg caught in the protective material on the side of the slope. http://www.footballcustomjerseys.com/custom-new-york-jets-jerseys-928c.html . Los Angeles star goalie survived those perilous gymnastics with no problem, and he eventually backstopped the Kings to a skid-snapping win. Quick stopped 27 shots in his return from a 24-game injury absence, Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:55 to play, and the Kings snapped their five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. When the first Week 11 inactives were released Sunday, the smattering of defensive players and lineman were a heartening set of names, at least for fantasy purposes, relatively free of impact pass-catchers and running backs.In retrospect, things were a little too quiet.Week 11 ended with fantasy teams tattered and torn, after injuries to A.J. Green, T.J. Yeldon, C.J. Prosise, LeSean McCoy, Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles, Robert Woods, Giovani Bernard and Zach Miller. Throw in a concussion to Mark Ingram on Thursday night and the fantasy landscape is now what experts like to call a mess.A VERY EARLY LOOK AT THE WAIVER WIREGreens injury leaves the door open for rookie Tyler Boyd and veteran Brandon LaFell to assume larger roles in the offense. Boyd tied a career high with eight targets Sunday after Greens first-quarter exit. He also caught his first career touchdown pass. LaFell, meanwhile, has four touchdowns on the season but just two games with more than 75 receiving yards. While there isnt a clear-cut choice here, Boyd has intriguing upside and the Bengals -- with just three wins -- may want to see what their first-round pick is capable of.As far as running backs go, theres a bit of a disappointing trend for the fantasy owner looking to make waiver wire moves -- many of the injured backs were mired in time shares. Chris Ivory, Thomas Rawls, and Jeremy Hill are going to see big jumps in value, but theyre owned in most leagues.And while LeSean McCoy had thumb surgery, he could still play in Week 12.A fantasy players most attractive option in sifting through the replacement backs is probably Wendell Smallwood (owned in 9 percent of CBSSports.com leagues), who would need both Mathews and Sproles to miss significant time to have an impact -- a gamble worth taking with fantasy seasons on the line. According to Pro Football Focus Nathan Jahnke, Smallwood out-snapped fellow running back Kenjon Barner, 38-18, on Sunday.THEO RIDDICK: FANTASY STUD?Theo Riddick (eight receptions for 70 yards in Week 11) has already set career highs in touchdowns (four), rushing yards (310), and rushing attempts (79). Barring injury, hell likely surpass highs in targets, receptions, receiving yards, and total yards by seasons end.Riddick has at least 775 total yards in his last three games And in point-per-reception formats, his 24 targets and 17 receptions make him an even more valuable piece of a fantasy backfield. Custom Arizona Cardinals Jerseys. Riddicks next two games -- against Minnesota and New Orleans -- should yield more of the same, as both teams give up 45 receiving yards or more per game to opposing backs (both falling in the bottom 10 in the NFL for that stat).One thing to look out for, however -- Riddick hurt a hand in the first half of the game Sunday. With a traditional Thanksgiving game on deck, a short week for an injured Riddick could make Dwayne Washington a decent speculative pickup.MISCELLANEOUS- With Bills receiver Robert Woods going down, theres a small chance his replacement could be ... Sammy Watkins, who will have a CT scan on his foot Tuesday. The Bills may be cautious rushing Watkins back (after the McCoy debacle earlier this season), but if hes healthy and good to go, it might be worth checking waiver wires for availability.- He carries an incredible amount of risk, but Percy Harvin had the second-most targets (four) and played the second-most snaps (46) among Bills receivers on Sunday.- At this point int he season, backup running backs must be rostered to combat injuries. One name to consider: newly-minted backup Denard Robinson, the No. 2 in Jacksonville, behind an oft-injured Chris Ivory in an offense that has featured both backs in the game plan since Nathaniel Hackett took over as offensive coordinator. Robinson averaged 4.2 yards per carry in 2014-2015, with 44 receptions on 61 targets over two seasons as the sometimes-starter for the Jags.-Tajae Sharpe has a pair of 68 yard, one-touchdown games in his last two. He also has a wild matchup schedule coming up, with games against the Bears (third-most yards allowed to wide receivers), Broncos (fewest), and Chiefs (most).- This years Thanksgiving games are: Minnesota at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. Eastern; Washington at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Eastern; Pittsburgh at Indianapolis, 8:30 p.m. Eastern.---This column was provided to The Associated Press by the Fantasy Sports Network, http://FNTSY.com ' ' ' 
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CEDAR CITY, Utah -- Tyler Collet made a diving interception to thwart a late Southeastern Louisiana rally as Southern Utah held on for a 28-23 win on Saturday night. Jordan 11 Cheap Real .Southeastern Louisiana pulled to within five when Justin Alo hit Juwan Dickey on a 20-yard scoring strike with 3:33 left in the game. The Lions got the ball back with 1:12 remaining. With 54 seconds left, Josh Thornton tipped the pass and Collet scooped it out of the air to seal the win.Patrick Tyler led Southern Utah (1-1), throwing for 188 yards and three scores. Malik Brown rushed for 146 yards on 32 carries.Southeastern (0-2) held a 17-14 advantage at the break, but the Thunderbirds took the lead for good when Brady Measom hauled in a 10-yard scoring strike from Tyler. Tyler hit Sharp on a 16-yard scoring play with 9:27 left in the game to provide enough cushion for the win. 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The Tigers suffered a humiliating 56-12 defeat to Warrington on Friday after which Powell apologised to fans.But hes hoping the intense rivalry of a derby with the reigning Super League champions will help stop the rot. Weve got a lot to do after last week to get some pride back, Powell said. Weve had a pretty honest week and Im confident after watching the players train today.Its a local derby, were at home and the place is going to be packed. Its a key game for us. Its against the team that all Castleford fans want us to beat more than any other.Castlefords stand-in captain Luke Gale knows about the rivalry with his home-town club as much as anyone.It would be good to bounce back against your local rivals, said Gale, a product of the Headingley academy who played for Doncaster, London Broncos and Bradford before joining the Tigers at the start of last season.Its not been a happy place this week but its a real good chance to bounce back. Highlights of Castlefords crushing defeat to Warrington I played for Leeds, I grew up in Leeds and Im a Leeds lad. I just think everyone gets up for a Leeds game and weve done well in the past against them.Im good friends with Danny McGuire and it would be good to get one over on him. I think hell be back to give them some guidance.McGuire, who was a late withdrawal from last Fridays win over St Helens, is finally expected to return from a knee injury sustained in the Rhinos opening game of the season, while Gale could have his half-back partner Ben Roberts alongside him after missing the last two games with a foot injury.It would be massive if we got him back, Gale said. If any team loses a half-back, they struggle. We were just getting a good combination going. He started the season off really well. Leeds Rhinos Danny McGuire will make a welcome return from injury Already without Michael Shenton, Oliver Holmes, Junior Moors and Luke Dorn, Castleford have lost Frankie Mariano and Matt Cook for this game but Powell is not looking for excuses.Were a little bit low on personnel but Leeds have been too and they found it tough, although theyve named a pretty strong squad for this one, Powell said. Castlefords Nathan Massey (left) has stepped into the 13 position for the last two games Weve still got a very good squad that will take the field. Wholesale Air Jordans China. Obviously we need to respond from what we did last week, that goes without saying. Its crucial for us.Leeds look sure to be without winger Ryan Hall but should have fellow England international Tom Briscoe back from a six-week injury lay-off to help plug the gap.Im really exited to get back out there and do what I can to help the team, said Briscoe, who sustained a leg injury in the second round at Widnes. Brian Carney previews the Easter weekend fixtures in Super League Its been really tough. I went through it last year when we were winning games, and its on the flip side this year, weve not been doing so well.Youd like to think you could improve the team but you never know until youre out there and the main thing is to get out there.Castleford Tigers: Ryan Boyle, Ben Crooks, Luke Gale, Ryan Hampshire, Jy Hitchcox, Lee Jewitt, Andy Lynch, Will Maher, Nathan Massey, Mike McMeeken, Paul McShane, Grant Millington, Adam Milner, Greg Minikin, Joel Monaghan, Ben Roberts, Denny Solomona, Gadwin Springer, Jake WebsterLeeds Rhinos: Zak Hardaker, Tom Briscoe, Kallum Watkins Joel Moon, Ryan Hall, Danny McGuire (c), Rob Burrow, Keith Galloway, Beau Falloon, Adam Cuthbertson, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Carl Ablett, Liam Sutcliffe, Brett Delaney, Jimmy Keinhorst, Anthony Mullally, Josh Walters, Ash Handley, Brett FerresWatch Castleford v Leeds live on Sky Sports 2 HD on Thursday from 7.30pm. Catch the match for £6.99 on NOW TV. No contract. 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Australias Kim Brennan has rowed the perfect race to break an eight-year Olympic gold medal drought with a commanding victory in the womens single sculls at Rios Lagoa Stadium. Swell Bottles Wholesale .After no gold from Australias rowers in London and two silver this week in Rio, the pressure was on world champion Brennan to deliver.Brennan rowed the race of her life to lead from start to finish, beating home American Genevra Stone and Chinas Duan Jingli with highly fancied Kiwi Emma Twigg fourth.Brennan said her plan was always to go out fast, aware that a strong cross-wind through the last section of the course would make it difficult for others to catch her.She led by 3.72 seconds at the halfway mark, eventually crossing 1.38 seconds ahead of the field.The 31-year-old said she had to pinch herself that it had finally happened,We do so much visualisation and you imagine that moment so many times, Brennan said.Just crossing the line I couldnt work out whether that was actually it or just my imagination again; I cant really believe it.Its Brennans third Olympic medal after winning bronze in the event in London and silver in the double sculls when she rowed as Kim Crow before changing her name after marrying fellow rower and Beijing gold medallist Scott Brennan late last year.Brennan arrived in Rio unbeaten in the event since 2014.She had a shock loss in the heats, held in wind and waves, but quickly got her campaign back on track.Despite the favourite tag Brennan said the only pressure she felt was from herself.The most pressure comes from myself because I know how much Ive put into this over the years.I was away from my husband for three and a half months and its really quite a selfish thing to do and the pressure was partly because I wanted to make it feel worthwhile, she said.You can walk away incredibly happy if you know youve given the best show of yourself and Im so chuffed to have a gold medal. Swell Water Bottle Sale . Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz were sent to Toronto on Saturday as the Maple Leafs traded defenceman Jesse Blacker and draft picks to the Anaheim Ducks. SWell Bottle Sale . Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots on Saturday in the Oklahoma City Barons 4-1 victory over the Abbotsford Heat. The Oilers signed Bryzgalov to a one-year $2 million contract last Friday after shedding payroll by dealing defenceman Ladislav Smid to the Flames. http://www.swellbottlesale.com/ .J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his left knee. While his heart is with his old playing club Canberra, Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says he cant split the Raiders and Penrith, who will square off for the right to take on the Storm in the NRL preliminary final.With the exception of injured backrower Dale Finucane, Bellamys team were back into training in Melbourne on Wednnesday as they await their final four opponent. Swell Water Bottle Clearance. The coach said both the Raiders and Panthers have been in great form and he felt Saturday nights sudden-death match could go either way. ' ' '
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