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Brisbane Roar veteran Jade North reckons its unfair to pin all the blame on Michael Theo for the goal they conceded in their 1-1 draw with Adelaide United last week. Wholesale Air Max 270 Canada Shoes .Theo is under pressure to retain his spot in goal for Saturdays A-League clash against Sydney FC after failing to stop a simple glancing header from Sergi Guardiola that ultimately cost Brisbane a fourth consecutive win.The 35-year-old has emerged this season as the Roars clear number one goalkeeper but back-up Jamie Young is waiting in the wings if coach John Aloisi decides to make a change.Centre-back North, however, said he felt the move that led to the goal shouldnt have been allowed to happenI look at it maybe two or three passes before that, North told reporters.We probably should have put some pressure on the boy that crossed it in.These things happen, weve just got to pick ourselves up from that, learn from it and well be better for it.I was very disappointed (to draw) because I felt we were very comfortable. Adelaide are a good side, theyve got players that can hurt you just like they did on the weekend.Young made 20 A-League appearances last season but has only been used sparingly since Theos return to full fitness.Theo is off contract at the end of this season but Young signed a two-year extension earlier this year to keep him in Brisbane until 2018.Meanwhile, the Roar was visited by rugby league royalty on Tuesday as they prepare to ditch their usual home colours for an all-maroon strip on Saturday to drum up their rivalry with the ladder-leading Sky Blues.North presented Queensland great Billy Moore - the inventor of the famous Queenslander! war cry - with the special jersey, which will also be worn in future away matches.It doesnt matter if its rugby league, football or marbles - when sky blue plays maroon, everyone north of the Tweed cares, said Moore.Hopefully with a bit of maroon in their uniform they can really lift, the Queensland crowd will get behind them. Discount Air Max 270 Canada Shoes . Numbers Game looks into the Canadiens securing the services of Thomas Vanek in a trade with the New York Islanders. The Canadiens Get: LW Thomas Vanek and a conditional fifth-round pick. Nike Air Max 270 Canada Wholesale . Defenceman Yannick Weber scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Canucks breathed a sigh of relief with a 2-1 win on Saturday night. http://www.airmax270cheapcanada.com/ . -- The goal posts lying flat on the field, Arizonas fans lingered on the field, congregating around the locker room entrance nearly 30 minutes after rushing out of the stands. SINGAPORE -- Mexican driver Sergio Perez expects to announce his 2017 Formula One plans before the month is out, with a new contract at his Force India team the likely scenario.Perez had been ready to announce a deal at the Singapore Grand Prix this week, but contractual details were not finalized.We got some delays, but I really hope that before the next race we can definitely announce where Ill be racing, Perez said.Ill always say Ill be very happy if I can stay, if everything is fine for me to stay where I am.His strong performances this season -- he leads teammate Nico Hulkenberg by 16 points and has led Force Indias challenge for fourth in the constructors championship -- fostered interest from rival teams, but Perez is bullish about his teams prospects under the new F1 design regulations in 2017.When we had the massive regulation change for 2014, on my third race I was on the podium for the team, so it shows that Force India is capable of adapting well to new regulations, Peerez said. Cheap Nike Shoes Canada. Hopefully next year, we can do another step forward, which is going to be very tough. Now youre fighting Ferrari, Red Bull, Mercedes, so its going to be very tough but I fully believe in the team.Less certain about their futures are Renault drivers Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer, who have received no indication from the team whether they will be contracted next season.I dont know whats going on behind the scenes, Magnussen said. Ive read in the press that theres been a delay and the decision could take a long time.I was hoping for a decision between these two races, but clearly it hasnt come and things are taking longer than I hoped for.Palmer was also in the dark about his future.Ill know when I know, Palmer said. I know Im in the mix but well just see how things pan out.Every race from now on is a chance to show what I can do. ' ' '
Fabrizio Zanotti found the perfect way to take the lead early on the second day of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, as he made the first hole-in-one in the tournaments history. Nike NFL Jerseys Outlet . Zanotti, playing alongside Race to Dubai leader Henrik Stenson, was one stroke off the pace when he arrived on the tee at the 210-yard par-three fourth hole at the Gary Player Country Club.But the Paraguayan, who birdied the opening two holes, suddenly found himself in the outright lead after his well-struck seven-iron never left the target, his ball clearing the water hazard and pitching 10 feet short of the pin before rolling gently into the cup. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. As commentator Ewen Murray noted, it was the 40th ace of the 2016 European Tour season and the first in the 35-year history of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, which has been played at the same venue since 1981.Watch the video to see Fabrizio Zanotti make history at the Nedbank Golf Challenge, and dont miss live coverage over the weekend on Sky Sports 4 - your home of golf. Also See: Most dangerous hole in golf? Mongoose invasion at Sun City Golf live on Sky Sports 4 European Tour Schedule Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic . Andrew Luck lost his favourite target and the Indianapolis locker room lost one of its most revered leaders when Reggie Wayne was diagnosed Monday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will cost him the rest of the season. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Sale . The nimble-footed quarterback got his wish, dashing through the snow and a weary defence all the way into the NCAA record book. http://www.cheapnfljerseysonlinechina.com/ . "Were just throwing s--- at the wall hoping something sticks," said Tortorella about the possible line combinations for Fridays game against Columbus. The Canucks have lost five straight games and six of their last seven, leaving them in a logjam in the Pacific Division, currently sitting fifth - good for ninth in the Western Conference. NEW ORLEANS -- Soaked in sweat, Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durants yells echoed throughout an empty Smoothie King Center, home of the New Orleans Pelicans.They say I aint hungry!Im out here!Durant was working to bounce back from his teams 29-point loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night. The former MVP stayed late after practice Thursday in preparation for Friday nights game against the Pelicans, shooting between one-on-one drills with Warriors assistant coach Chris DeMarco.Shooting his last shots, Durant said, They told me I aint have no drive! Im out here. They called me a coward! Putting in work.When asked after his session about shouting criticisms, Durant explained, Thats what I say to myself when Im working. I hear it all the time. You hear the noise. You hear what they say about you. Everybody hears it. So its a little extra motivation when you hear it.Of the scene, Durant said, Nobody in this arena right now, and thats when you get better. Nobody sees you when youre doing this stuff right here, but lucckily yall was in here watching. NFL Jerseys China. When asked where he finds the criticisms he uses as a motivational tool, Durant conveyed that he doesnt necessarily seek them out.Its not that I read it -- its just in the air, he said. You know its just in the atmosphere and people tell you and you hear about it. You guys ask me questions about it all the time, so obviously I know, but Im not losing sleep on it. Its just wood on that fire.On the media response to Golden States big debut loss, Durant said, Obviously you hear everything. Seasons over, the team is worst team in the league, you thought it was going to be easy. Its one game. I thought, after losing in the playoffs by 30 or beating someone by 30 in Game 1 of the playoffs and you say its only one game.Durants closing statement, said with laughter as he left: Its one game of 82 and you f---ing guys make me feel like the worlds going to end.. ' ' '
Williams technical director Pat Symonds has become the latest Formula One chief to call for a rethink of team radio restrictions, saying the current system has the potential to breed negligence. Football Jerseys China .Mercedes became the first team to fall foul of the new regulations after the stewards added 10 seconds to Nico Rosbergs race time at the British Grand Prix for a radio call relating to a gearbox issue. The incident has reignited the debate over the radio restrictions, which are designed to prevent engineers from coaching the drivers from the pit wall.Symonds believes the restrictions go too far and says engineers need to be able to warn drivers of potential issues on the car, such as Sergio Perezs brake failure at the Austrian Grand Prix.On the pitwall, we know our rules pretty well -- and normally when something happens, we know what to do, Symonds said. With this, every single race, theres a debate that goes on in the pit lane, oh, we shouldnt do this, what are we going to do?Poor old Perez in Austria, how ridiculous. Youre going to do tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage to the car, because you cant tell a guy his brakes are about to fail? Thats negligent. Its not just wrong, its negligent.We have debated the very situation Perez found himself in and we said that if thats the case, well tell the driver to stop, we dont care about a penalty, were not going to risk injuring a driver.Symonds believes the rules need to be revised to allow engineers to talk drivers through some of the more complicated procedures on the car.I dont like it. To me its a team sport and we should work together. If people really do object to us coaching the drivers, I can live with that, but helping them manage the systems? I really dont think thats a problem.But where do you draw the line? Its a team sport and if the driver has to drive the car alone and unaided, should he change his own tyres? Can you imagine that? Where do you draw the line? And where they have drawn the line [on radio communications] is not in a good place. Cheap Jerseys From China . Numbers Game examines the deal that sees Michael Del Zotto and Kevin Klein switch places. The Predators Get: D Michael Del Zotto. Discount Football Jerseys . -- In a span of seven Washington Redskins offensive plays, Justin Tuck sacked Robert Griffin III four times. http://www.cheapfootballjerseysoutlet.com/ . Robinson finished with 17 points, all but two in the second half, and Lawson had 14 after halftime and finished with a game-high 11 assists as the Nuggets handed Dallas its first home loss in eight games this season. J.J. Hickson led Denver with 22, and Kenneth Faried added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Long before the U.S. womens soccer team filed a federal complaint over wage discrimination, the Australian women fought for better pay.And won.The Matildas, as they are known, will be among the 12 womens soccer teams playing in Brazil next week when the Olympics get underway. Their strike following a successful run in last summers Womens World Cup in Canada was significant as female athletes across sports fight for recognition and respect -- including their American counterparts.In terms of being trailblazers, Im not really sure. I think we just sort of went about it how we thought was necessary, Australian defender Steph Catley said. We felt we deserved more.The Matildas have made a quick ascent as one of the worlds elite teams. They gained national attention last year when they became the first team from Australia -- male or female -- to win a World Cup knockout round match by upsetting Brazil 1-0 and advancing to the quarterfinals.The United States went on to win the World Cup with a 5-2 victory over Japan in the final.Afterward, the U.S. women scheduled a pair of exhibition matches against Australia as part of a victory tour. But the Australian federation withdrew from those matches after the Matildas walked out of training camp and the players union said contract talks with the national federation had stalled.The Matildas, whose contract had expired, said they had not been paid for two months heading into the walkout.The salary for a national team player was equivalent to $14,475, based on a six-month playing period. That meant many of the players needed to have other jobs to make ends meet. Some players worked two club seasons, one at home in Australia and the other in the United States with the National Womens Soccer League, meaning they played year-round.The players were asking for a salary increase to $28,000 a year, as well as other benefits including improved accommodations and bonuses for international matches. The demands were part of larger bargaining that included the mens national team and A-League players, and the Football Federation Australia at one point claimed the Matildas were being used as a pawn in the negotiations.But there was a groundswell of support for the women, who have seen their popularity rise in Australia along with the teams stature on the national stage.American stars Hope Solo and Carli Lloyd, former player Julie Foudy and Canadian forward Christine Sinclair were among those who expressed support for the Australians.. Wholesale Football Jerseys. There were change.org petitions to support the team.The Matildas are courageously fighting for what is right. (hashtag) priclessrolemodels, Lloyd posted to Twitter.The deal that was eventually struck in November included a pay structure that puts the salaries for top players at $30,700 per year and those at the next level at $22,400. The contract calls for a 10 percent raise each year and improved bonuses and other benefits.Our elite female players deserve a full-time professional career path in football and this agreement represents a solid foundation we can build on, players association chief executive Adam Vivian said at the time.Striker Kyah Simon said the move made the team stronger.The Matildas story is standing up for what we believe in and standing up for our brand and our culture. I think at the end of the day it brought the team closer together, Simon said. Its something we can look on with pride, and something thats hopefully a positive future for our sport and for the new generation of players.The victory came well before a group of U.S. womens national team players filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging wage discrimination. The women claim they make far less on average than their male national team counterparts. The complaint in late March came as the players seek a new collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Soccer.Heading into the Olympics, the Matildas are ranked No. 5 in the world.They leapfrogged Japan and Korea in the AFC qualification tournament to earn the trip to Rio along with China -- scoring 17 goals in five matches.Australia is in a tough group in Brazil that includes No. 2 Germany, No. 10 Canada and Zimbabwe. It is the only group with three teams ranked in the top 10. The top-ranked Americans play in a group that includes No. 3 France, New Zealand and Colombia.Australia opens the tournament on Wednesday against Canada in Sao Paulo.After the World Cup everything sort of started to change. When we came home there was so much media attention and so many people that were interested in what we were doing and really proud of the success we had, Catley said of the teams rising profile. I think people always knew there was a national team, but I dont think they realized how high in the rankings we were and how much better we were getting as a team. ' ' '
Marten De Roons late equaliser for Middlesbrough canceled out Sergio Agueros 150th goal for Manchester City on Saturday as the clubs played to a 1-1 draw at the Etihad. Nike SB Schuhe Shop .Middlesbrough (2-5-4) have shown once again that they will be difficult to break down, and again Pep Guardiolas array of attacking talent at City were stifled by a deep-lying Premier League defence. This latest effort was a step back for the blue side of Manchester after an impressive 3-1 victory over Barcelona in Tuesdays Champions League action.The Citizens (7-3-1) were completely dominant in the first half, so much so that when they grabbed the first goal in the dying moments of the first 45, it felt Middlesbrough would have no way back into it. However, the second was a much more even contest as both keepers made some decent saves and the visitors pushed further up the pitch.Boros equaliser came just as the clock ticked over 90, when George Friends left-wing cross was met by a thumping De Roon header. City keeper Claudio Bravo had no answer to the power.Middlesbrough have recorded two draws and a victory in their last three matches. Nike SB Schuhe Günstig . Andrew Luck lost his favourite target and the Indianapolis locker room lost one of its most revered leaders when Reggie Wayne was diagnosed Monday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will cost him the rest of the season. Nike SB Schuhe Schweiz . But what about the officials? Every sport has officials and they also have stories about hard work and sacrifice but their accomplishments are seldom recognized by anyone outside their inner circle. http://www.nikesbschweiz.ch/ . - Levi Browns tenure at left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers is over before it even began. CONWAY, S.C. -- Fletcher Magee and Eric Garcia combined for 50 points, Ryan Sawvell made the game-winning layup with 17 seconds left, and Wofford beat Coastal Carolina 75-74 on Monday night.Magee scored 27 points and made 7 of 13 3-pointers, Garcia scored a career-high 23 points, and Wofford (5-7) outscored Coastal Carolina 24-12 in the paint and outrebounded them 37-25.Trailing by two at halftime after 11 lead changes, Wofford twice rallied to a six-point lead, but the Chanticleers took a 50-48 lead and tied itt at 58 and 61. Nike SB Schweiz Store. Magee hit back-to-back 3s and Wofford pulled ahead 68-63 with 3:48 to go, but the Chanticleers closed to 73-70 on Jaylen Shaws jumper with 44 seconds left. After Sawvells layup, Coastal Carolinas Artur Labinowicz made one of two free throws and a 3-pointer before time expired.Shaw scored 19 points and Jos Williams-Powell added 15 for the Chanticleers (5-8). ' ' '
Marten De Roons late equaliser for Middlesbrough canceled out Sergio Agueros 150th goal for Manchester City on Saturday as the clubs played to a 1-1 draw at the Etihad. Nike SB Schuhe Shop .Middlesbrough (2-5-4) have shown once again that they will be difficult to break down, and again Pep Guardiolas array of attacking talent at City were stifled by a deep-lying Premier League defence. This latest effort was a step back for the blue side of Manchester after an impressive 3-1 victory over Barcelona in Tuesdays Champions League action.The Citizens (7-3-1) were completely dominant in the first half, so much so that when they grabbed the first goal in the dying moments of the first 45, it felt Middlesbrough would have no way back into it. However, the second was a much more even contest as both keepers made some decent saves and the visitors pushed further up the pitch.Boros equaliser came just as the clock ticked over 90, when George Friends left-wing cross was met by a thumping De Roon header. City keeper Claudio Bravo had no answer to the power.Middlesbrough have recorded two draws and a victory in their last three matches. Nike SB Schuhe Günstig . Andrew Luck lost his favourite target and the Indianapolis locker room lost one of its most revered leaders when Reggie Wayne was diagnosed Monday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will cost him the rest of the season. Nike SB Schuhe Schweiz . But what about the officials? Every sport has officials and they also have stories about hard work and sacrifice but their accomplishments are seldom recognized by anyone outside their inner circle. http://www.nikesbschweiz.ch/ . - Levi Browns tenure at left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers is over before it even began. CONWAY, S.C. -- Fletcher Magee and Eric Garcia combined for 50 points, Ryan Sawvell made the game-winning layup with 17 seconds left, and Wofford beat Coastal Carolina 75-74 on Monday night.Magee scored 27 points and made 7 of 13 3-pointers, Garcia scored a career-high 23 points, and Wofford (5-7) outscored Coastal Carolina 24-12 in the paint and outrebounded them 37-25.Trailing by two at halftime after 11 lead changes, Wofford twice rallied to a six-point lead, but the Chanticleers took a 50-48 lead and tied itt at 58 and 61. Nike SB Schweiz Store. Magee hit back-to-back 3s and Wofford pulled ahead 68-63 with 3:48 to go, but the Chanticleers closed to 73-70 on Jaylen Shaws jumper with 44 seconds left. After Sawvells layup, Coastal Carolinas Artur Labinowicz made one of two free throws and a 3-pointer before time expired.Shaw scored 19 points and Jos Williams-Powell added 15 for the Chanticleers (5-8). ' ' '
Williams technical director Pat Symonds has become the latest Formula One chief to call for a rethink of team radio restrictions, saying the current system has the potential to breed negligence. Football Jerseys China .Mercedes became the first team to fall foul of the new regulations after the stewards added 10 seconds to Nico Rosbergs race time at the British Grand Prix for a radio call relating to a gearbox issue. The incident has reignited the debate over the radio restrictions, which are designed to prevent engineers from coaching the drivers from the pit wall.Symonds believes the restrictions go too far and says engineers need to be able to warn drivers of potential issues on the car, such as Sergio Perezs brake failure at the Austrian Grand Prix.On the pitwall, we know our rules pretty well -- and normally when something happens, we know what to do, Symonds said. With this, every single race, theres a debate that goes on in the pit lane, oh, we shouldnt do this, what are we going to do?Poor old Perez in Austria, how ridiculous. Youre going to do tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage to the car, because you cant tell a guy his brakes are about to fail? Thats negligent. Its not just wrong, its negligent.We have debated the very situation Perez found himself in and we said that if thats the case, well tell the driver to stop, we dont care about a penalty, were not going to risk injuring a driver.Symonds believes the rules need to be revised to allow engineers to talk drivers through some of the more complicated procedures on the car.I dont like it. To me its a team sport and we should work together. If people really do object to us coaching the drivers, I can live with that, but helping them manage the systems? I really dont think thats a problem.But where do you draw the line? Its a team sport and if the driver has to drive the car alone and unaided, should he change his own tyres? Can you imagine that? Where do you draw the line? And where they have drawn the line [on radio communications] is not in a good place. Cheap Jerseys From China . Numbers Game examines the deal that sees Michael Del Zotto and Kevin Klein switch places. The Predators Get: D Michael Del Zotto. Discount Football Jerseys . -- In a span of seven Washington Redskins offensive plays, Justin Tuck sacked Robert Griffin III four times. http://www.cheapfootballjerseysoutlet.com/ . Robinson finished with 17 points, all but two in the second half, and Lawson had 14 after halftime and finished with a game-high 11 assists as the Nuggets handed Dallas its first home loss in eight games this season. J.J. Hickson led Denver with 22, and Kenneth Faried added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Long before the U.S. womens soccer team filed a federal complaint over wage discrimination, the Australian women fought for better pay.And won.The Matildas, as they are known, will be among the 12 womens soccer teams playing in Brazil next week when the Olympics get underway. Their strike following a successful run in last summers Womens World Cup in Canada was significant as female athletes across sports fight for recognition and respect -- including their American counterparts.In terms of being trailblazers, Im not really sure. I think we just sort of went about it how we thought was necessary, Australian defender Steph Catley said. We felt we deserved more.The Matildas have made a quick ascent as one of the worlds elite teams. They gained national attention last year when they became the first team from Australia -- male or female -- to win a World Cup knockout round match by upsetting Brazil 1-0 and advancing to the quarterfinals.The United States went on to win the World Cup with a 5-2 victory over Japan in the final.Afterward, the U.S. women scheduled a pair of exhibition matches against Australia as part of a victory tour. But the Australian federation withdrew from those matches after the Matildas walked out of training camp and the players union said contract talks with the national federation had stalled.The Matildas, whose contract had expired, said they had not been paid for two months heading into the walkout.The salary for a national team player was equivalent to $14,475, based on a six-month playing period. That meant many of the players needed to have other jobs to make ends meet. Some players worked two club seasons, one at home in Australia and the other in the United States with the National Womens Soccer League, meaning they played year-round.The players were asking for a salary increase to $28,000 a year, as well as other benefits including improved accommodations and bonuses for international matches. The demands were part of larger bargaining that included the mens national team and A-League players, and the Football Federation Australia at one point claimed the Matildas were being used as a pawn in the negotiations.But there was a groundswell of support for the women, who have seen their popularity rise in Australia along with the teams stature on the national stage.American stars Hope Solo and Carli Lloyd, former player Julie Foudy and Canadian forward Christine Sinclair were among those who expressed support for the Australians.. Wholesale Football Jerseys. There were change.org petitions to support the team.The Matildas are courageously fighting for what is right. (hashtag) priclessrolemodels, Lloyd posted to Twitter.The deal that was eventually struck in November included a pay structure that puts the salaries for top players at $30,700 per year and those at the next level at $22,400. The contract calls for a 10 percent raise each year and improved bonuses and other benefits.Our elite female players deserve a full-time professional career path in football and this agreement represents a solid foundation we can build on, players association chief executive Adam Vivian said at the time.Striker Kyah Simon said the move made the team stronger.The Matildas story is standing up for what we believe in and standing up for our brand and our culture. I think at the end of the day it brought the team closer together, Simon said. Its something we can look on with pride, and something thats hopefully a positive future for our sport and for the new generation of players.The victory came well before a group of U.S. womens national team players filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging wage discrimination. The women claim they make far less on average than their male national team counterparts. The complaint in late March came as the players seek a new collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Soccer.Heading into the Olympics, the Matildas are ranked No. 5 in the world.They leapfrogged Japan and Korea in the AFC qualification tournament to earn the trip to Rio along with China -- scoring 17 goals in five matches.Australia is in a tough group in Brazil that includes No. 2 Germany, No. 10 Canada and Zimbabwe. It is the only group with three teams ranked in the top 10. The top-ranked Americans play in a group that includes No. 3 France, New Zealand and Colombia.Australia opens the tournament on Wednesday against Canada in Sao Paulo.After the World Cup everything sort of started to change. When we came home there was so much media attention and so many people that were interested in what we were doing and really proud of the success we had, Catley said of the teams rising profile. I think people always knew there was a national team, but I dont think they realized how high in the rankings we were and how much better we were getting as a team. ' ' '
The Boston Bruins took control of their series against the New York Rangers, while the Ottawa Senators unlikely rally led to a double overtime win. Nike Zoom Schweiz Outlet . Scott Cullen has stats and notes from Sundays NHL action. BOSTON POPSThe Boston Bruins pulled away from the New York Rangers, winning 5-2, Sunday to take a two games to none series lead. A remarkable story for the Bruins, D Torey Krug scored a goal and an assist Sunday and had the best possession numbers for the Bruins, and did so while playing only 12:56. Krug has two goals in two games since being inserted into the lineup due to injuries on the Boston blueline. G Henrik Lundqvist surrendered five goals on 32 shots for the Rangers. It was the first time since March 9, 2011 that he had allowed five goals in a game and only once this season did he have a single-game save percentage lower than Sundays .844 SV%. Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci each had two assists for the Bruins. This is worth noting because the Rangers split up their defence pairing of Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh for this series, at least in part because the Bruins had two lines, anchored by Bergeron and Krejci, capable of cotnributing offensively. As a result, in Game Two, Girardi took a minus-4. It was the first time since March 26, 2009 that Girardi was minus-4 in a game. Rangers captain Ryan Callahan had a game-high eight hits (note: recorded in the visiting rink) and scored the Blueshirts first goal. Boston coach Claude Julien is cutting back on ice time for underperforming wingers. Jaromir Jagr played 12:16 and Tyler Seguin just 11:10; season-lows for both. Its not a great surprise that the Bruins held serve in their two home games, but it emphasizes how much more the Rangers need from prime contributors if they have any hope of getting back into this series. RW Rick Nash, for example, scored his first goal of the playoffs in Game Two, but four points in nine playoff games isnt enough. When the Bruins have both of their top two scoring centres contributing, it only hammers home the point that Derek Stepan (three points) and Brad Richards (one) have done little this postseason. SENATORS GET CRUCIAL OT WINSenators LW Colin Greening scored in double overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win in Game Three against the Pittsburgh Penguins, cutting the Penguins series lead to two games to one. It was the third straight game in which Greening had scored, after he was held without a point for his first five playoff games this season. It looked like the Senators were on their way to going down 3-0 in the series, down by a goal and shorthanded for the final 87 seconds of the third period, but captain Daniel Alfredsson snuck behind the Penguins defence on a rush up the ice to score a shorthanded goal that tied the game with 29 seconds left in the third period. It was a bounceback game for Senators G Craig Anderson, who was pulled after a little more than 21 minutes in Game Two. Anderson stopped 49 of 50 shots, a brilliant performance, though not the best statistical performance of his playoff career (Anderson had a 51-save shutout for Colorado vs. San Jose in 2010). Tomas Vokoun was no slouch at the other end of the ice, stopping 46 of 48 Senators shots. As the game reached double overtime, it was evident that even the losing goaltender in this 2-1 game was going to have a strong statistical night. Senators C Jason Spezza returned to the Senators lineup, playing his first game since January 27, playing 18:40, registering four shots on net and winning 60% of his faceoffs (15-for-25). Penguins C Evgeni Malkin had 10 shots on goal, several of the dangerous variety in the losing effort. Penguins D Paul Martin had a game-high eight blocked shots; Brooks Orpik had six. Martin led the Penguins with 37:16 of ice time, yet had the worst puck possession numbers in the game. Penguins LW Matt Cooke had six hits, tying him with Craig Adams to lead the Penguins. Senators RW Chris Neil had a game-high 10 hits. Cooke also drew two penalties, one in double overtime on Chris Phillips and one against Erik Karlsson with 1:27 remaining in the third period. Which leads us to Karlsson, who responded in a big way after a reduced role in Game Two. Karlsson played a game-high 39:48 and had five shots on goal, but had some run-ins with Cooke, which included the aforementioned penalty and an uncalled highstick from Cooke. Just as Karlsson rebounded from an Penguins C Sidney Crosby was held in check, one game after his hat trick buried the Senators, Crosby managed three shots while playing 33:08 and struggled possession-wise, which is a credit to those that faced him most: Karlsson, Marc Methot, Kyle Turris, Daniel Alfredsson and Jakob Silfverberg. After avoiding a daunting 3-0 hole, the Senators have a chance to even things up in Game Four, at home. All along theyve needed Anderson to be the difference-maker in this series and, Sunday, he was. Can he do it three more times? Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. Nike Zoom Schweiz Shop . Anthony Calvillo, through 20 CFL seasons, was frequently invincible and largely stoic in the heat of competition. But underneath the professional exterior he was, and is, compellingly human. Nike Zoom Kaufen Schweiz . Kuznetsov, who was selected by the Capitals in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, has been playing for his hometown team Chelyabinsk Traktor of the KHL. http://www.nikezoomschweiz.ch/ . Once again Jordan Cieciwa (@FitCityJordan) and I (@LynchOnSports) go head to head in our picks. Last weekend at UFC Fight Night 32 my #TeamLynch got the best of #TeamJC by a score of 9-6. Let us know which side youre on for UFC 167 use the hashtag #TeamLynch or #TeamJC on Twitter. Everybody wanted Andre Agassi to win the 1999 mens singles final at Wimbledon, because he was a showman, because it would be a better story, because it would be a nice change. No one wanted Pete Sampras to win, because he was boring.Im still capable of feeling rage on the subject. Back in the days when Wimbledon courts were seriously fast, Sampras was the ultimate master. He won that final in straight sets and Agassi was brilliant throughout. The problem was that Sampras was perfect. And people still found that boring.The same dilemma exists in cricket. Some people who will tell you that Virat Kohli (44 Tests, average 45) is a better Test batsman than Rahul Dravid (164 Tests, average 52). The reason is that Dravid was boring. He was as near a complete player as you can get, so why did he get nicknamed The Wall? An excellent defensive method was just a part of what he did.But the power of the word boring is very considerable in 21st-century sport. At its heart is the question of whether a professional athlete is required to offer entertainment or whether his only obligation is to pure sport. Is sport a jolly day out? Or is it the pursuit of victory and excellence?I have always inclined towards the purist view that sport is not entertainment; it just so happens that sport is, quite often, entertaining. But then you must ask yourself what would you rather watch: an immaculate display of highly skilled defensive football in a 0-0 draw, or a ten-goal thriller full of mistakes?The Olympic Games is packed with events that we normally consider boring, but once every four years they become essential viewing, sometimes from local patriotism, sometimes because the quest for excellence is in itself compelling. For one week in four years, swimming ceases to be boring.But thats a response Ive always distrusted a little. Shouldnt the audience be participants, making some kind of effort to understand, to meet the athletes halfway? The modern consensus has the audience as passive - sitting back and waiting to be amused.Sport v entertainment: an ancient dilemma. In 1973 the American League brought the designated hitter to baseball. The DH bats instead of the pitcher, who, like fast bowlers, is traditionally weak with a bat in his hand. The idea was more hits and more home runs. The subtler issue of the pitchers versatility was regarded as boring. The National League ddidnt accept this, however, and the two sides snipe at each other every October when the champions of the two leagues meet in the World Series. Günstig Nike Zoom. But cricket has gone further than this. Much further. Cricket hasnt tinkered with the rules, cricket has changed the game - all in the attempt to escape any accusation of being boring. Cricket is the incredible disappearing game, shortening itself from five days to 65 overs, then 60, then 50, and then 20.It was decided by some cosmic agreement that batting is exciting so long as it involves a lot of boundaries, but bowling is boring. So pitches became batter-friendly, boundaries were brought closer to the wicket, and any number of rules were brought in to keep the flow of boundaries - free hits, fielding restrictions and one ball at each end to make things easier for the batsman. At the same time batting technology was revolutionized, while ball technology remained static. At one time a six was a rare and thrilling thing, so people felt that if there were more sixes, cricket would be less boring. As a result the six is now a run-of-the-mill sort of thing. Shahid Afridi has 351 sixes in ODIs all by himself.But the debate is not really about the future of cricket. Its a deeper and wider issue than that. The extent to which sport must go out of its way to please its audience, and what sport loses when it does so. Some changes are good. The tiebreaker in tennis has worked out well as a way of deciding a tight set. Other changes are less good. The penalty shoot-out in football is, in any sporting or logical terms, absurd.If you let the mass audience - the least thoughtful sections of your clientele - dictate terms, then you are in danger of losing the more profound and meaningful parts of sport. But that is precisely the kind of audience that sponsors and advertisers love. It comes down to one question: is sport about making as much money as possible, or about seeking the highest level of excellence that humanity can achieve?If you happen to find excellence boring then seek something more your own size, say I. Im told that professional wrestling is very entertaining. In fact, it sometimes seems that cricket adopted this activity as a role model. What could possibly go wrong? ' ' '
The Boston Bruins took control of their series against the New York Rangers, while the Ottawa Senators unlikely rally led to a double overtime win. Nike Zoom Schweiz Outlet . Scott Cullen has stats and notes from Sundays NHL action. BOSTON POPSThe Boston Bruins pulled away from the New York Rangers, winning 5-2, Sunday to take a two games to none series lead. A remarkable story for the Bruins, D Torey Krug scored a goal and an assist Sunday and had the best possession numbers for the Bruins, and did so while playing only 12:56. Krug has two goals in two games since being inserted into the lineup due to injuries on the Boston blueline. G Henrik Lundqvist surrendered five goals on 32 shots for the Rangers. It was the first time since March 9, 2011 that he had allowed five goals in a game and only once this season did he have a single-game save percentage lower than Sundays .844 SV%. Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci each had two assists for the Bruins. This is worth noting because the Rangers split up their defence pairing of Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh for this series, at least in part because the Bruins had two lines, anchored by Bergeron and Krejci, capable of cotnributing offensively. As a result, in Game Two, Girardi took a minus-4. It was the first time since March 26, 2009 that Girardi was minus-4 in a game. Rangers captain Ryan Callahan had a game-high eight hits (note: recorded in the visiting rink) and scored the Blueshirts first goal. Boston coach Claude Julien is cutting back on ice time for underperforming wingers. Jaromir Jagr played 12:16 and Tyler Seguin just 11:10; season-lows for both. Its not a great surprise that the Bruins held serve in their two home games, but it emphasizes how much more the Rangers need from prime contributors if they have any hope of getting back into this series. RW Rick Nash, for example, scored his first goal of the playoffs in Game Two, but four points in nine playoff games isnt enough. When the Bruins have both of their top two scoring centres contributing, it only hammers home the point that Derek Stepan (three points) and Brad Richards (one) have done little this postseason. SENATORS GET CRUCIAL OT WINSenators LW Colin Greening scored in double overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win in Game Three against the Pittsburgh Penguins, cutting the Penguins series lead to two games to one. It was the third straight game in which Greening had scored, after he was held without a point for his first five playoff games this season. It looked like the Senators were on their way to going down 3-0 in the series, down by a goal and shorthanded for the final 87 seconds of the third period, but captain Daniel Alfredsson snuck behind the Penguins defence on a rush up the ice to score a shorthanded goal that tied the game with 29 seconds left in the third period. It was a bounceback game for Senators G Craig Anderson, who was pulled after a little more than 21 minutes in Game Two. Anderson stopped 49 of 50 shots, a brilliant performance, though not the best statistical performance of his playoff career (Anderson had a 51-save shutout for Colorado vs. San Jose in 2010). Tomas Vokoun was no slouch at the other end of the ice, stopping 46 of 48 Senators shots. As the game reached double overtime, it was evident that even the losing goaltender in this 2-1 game was going to have a strong statistical night. Senators C Jason Spezza returned to the Senators lineup, playing his first game since January 27, playing 18:40, registering four shots on net and winning 60% of his faceoffs (15-for-25). Penguins C Evgeni Malkin had 10 shots on goal, several of the dangerous variety in the losing effort. Penguins D Paul Martin had a game-high eight blocked shots; Brooks Orpik had six. Martin led the Penguins with 37:16 of ice time, yet had the worst puck possession numbers in the game. Penguins LW Matt Cooke had six hits, tying him with Craig Adams to lead the Penguins. Senators RW Chris Neil had a game-high 10 hits. Cooke also drew two penalties, one in double overtime on Chris Phillips and one against Erik Karlsson with 1:27 remaining in the third period. Which leads us to Karlsson, who responded in a big way after a reduced role in Game Two. Karlsson played a game-high 39:48 and had five shots on goal, but had some run-ins with Cooke, which included the aforementioned penalty and an uncalled highstick from Cooke. Just as Karlsson rebounded from an Penguins C Sidney Crosby was held in check, one game after his hat trick buried the Senators, Crosby managed three shots while playing 33:08 and struggled possession-wise, which is a credit to those that faced him most: Karlsson, Marc Methot, Kyle Turris, Daniel Alfredsson and Jakob Silfverberg. After avoiding a daunting 3-0 hole, the Senators have a chance to even things up in Game Four, at home. All along theyve needed Anderson to be the difference-maker in this series and, Sunday, he was. Can he do it three more times? Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. Nike Zoom Schweiz Shop . Anthony Calvillo, through 20 CFL seasons, was frequently invincible and largely stoic in the heat of competition. But underneath the professional exterior he was, and is, compellingly human. Nike Zoom Kaufen Schweiz . Kuznetsov, who was selected by the Capitals in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, has been playing for his hometown team Chelyabinsk Traktor of the KHL. http://www.nikezoomschweiz.ch/ . Once again Jordan Cieciwa (@FitCityJordan) and I (@LynchOnSports) go head to head in our picks. Last weekend at UFC Fight Night 32 my #TeamLynch got the best of #TeamJC by a score of 9-6. Let us know which side youre on for UFC 167 use the hashtag #TeamLynch or #TeamJC on Twitter. Everybody wanted Andre Agassi to win the 1999 mens singles final at Wimbledon, because he was a showman, because it would be a better story, because it would be a nice change. No one wanted Pete Sampras to win, because he was boring.Im still capable of feeling rage on the subject. Back in the days when Wimbledon courts were seriously fast, Sampras was the ultimate master. He won that final in straight sets and Agassi was brilliant throughout. The problem was that Sampras was perfect. And people still found that boring.The same dilemma exists in cricket. Some people who will tell you that Virat Kohli (44 Tests, average 45) is a better Test batsman than Rahul Dravid (164 Tests, average 52). The reason is that Dravid was boring. He was as near a complete player as you can get, so why did he get nicknamed The Wall? An excellent defensive method was just a part of what he did.But the power of the word boring is very considerable in 21st-century sport. At its heart is the question of whether a professional athlete is required to offer entertainment or whether his only obligation is to pure sport. Is sport a jolly day out? Or is it the pursuit of victory and excellence?I have always inclined towards the purist view that sport is not entertainment; it just so happens that sport is, quite often, entertaining. But then you must ask yourself what would you rather watch: an immaculate display of highly skilled defensive football in a 0-0 draw, or a ten-goal thriller full of mistakes?The Olympic Games is packed with events that we normally consider boring, but once every four years they become essential viewing, sometimes from local patriotism, sometimes because the quest for excellence is in itself compelling. For one week in four years, swimming ceases to be boring.But thats a response Ive always distrusted a little. Shouldnt the audience be participants, making some kind of effort to understand, to meet the athletes halfway? The modern consensus has the audience as passive - sitting back and waiting to be amused.Sport v entertainment: an ancient dilemma. In 1973 the American League brought the designated hitter to baseball. The DH bats instead of the pitcher, who, like fast bowlers, is traditionally weak with a bat in his hand. The idea was more hits and more home runs. The subtler issue of the pitchers versatility was regarded as boring. The National League ddidnt accept this, however, and the two sides snipe at each other every October when the champions of the two leagues meet in the World Series. Günstig Nike Zoom. But cricket has gone further than this. Much further. Cricket hasnt tinkered with the rules, cricket has changed the game - all in the attempt to escape any accusation of being boring. Cricket is the incredible disappearing game, shortening itself from five days to 65 overs, then 60, then 50, and then 20.It was decided by some cosmic agreement that batting is exciting so long as it involves a lot of boundaries, but bowling is boring. So pitches became batter-friendly, boundaries were brought closer to the wicket, and any number of rules were brought in to keep the flow of boundaries - free hits, fielding restrictions and one ball at each end to make things easier for the batsman. At the same time batting technology was revolutionized, while ball technology remained static. At one time a six was a rare and thrilling thing, so people felt that if there were more sixes, cricket would be less boring. As a result the six is now a run-of-the-mill sort of thing. Shahid Afridi has 351 sixes in ODIs all by himself.But the debate is not really about the future of cricket. Its a deeper and wider issue than that. The extent to which sport must go out of its way to please its audience, and what sport loses when it does so. Some changes are good. The tiebreaker in tennis has worked out well as a way of deciding a tight set. Other changes are less good. The penalty shoot-out in football is, in any sporting or logical terms, absurd.If you let the mass audience - the least thoughtful sections of your clientele - dictate terms, then you are in danger of losing the more profound and meaningful parts of sport. But that is precisely the kind of audience that sponsors and advertisers love. It comes down to one question: is sport about making as much money as possible, or about seeking the highest level of excellence that humanity can achieve?If you happen to find excellence boring then seek something more your own size, say I. Im told that professional wrestling is very entertaining. In fact, it sometimes seems that cricket adopted this activity as a role model. What could possibly go wrong? ' ' '
The Boston Bruins took control of their series against the New York Rangers, while the Ottawa Senators unlikely rally led to a double overtime win. Nike Zoom Schweiz Outlet . Scott Cullen has stats and notes from Sundays NHL action. BOSTON POPSThe Boston Bruins pulled away from the New York Rangers, winning 5-2, Sunday to take a two games to none series lead. A remarkable story for the Bruins, D Torey Krug scored a goal and an assist Sunday and had the best possession numbers for the Bruins, and did so while playing only 12:56. Krug has two goals in two games since being inserted into the lineup due to injuries on the Boston blueline. G Henrik Lundqvist surrendered five goals on 32 shots for the Rangers. It was the first time since March 9, 2011 that he had allowed five goals in a game and only once this season did he have a single-game save percentage lower than Sundays .844 SV%. Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci each had two assists for the Bruins. This is worth noting because the Rangers split up their defence pairing of Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh for this series, at least in part because the Bruins had two lines, anchored by Bergeron and Krejci, capable of cotnributing offensively. As a result, in Game Two, Girardi took a minus-4. It was the first time since March 26, 2009 that Girardi was minus-4 in a game. Rangers captain Ryan Callahan had a game-high eight hits (note: recorded in the visiting rink) and scored the Blueshirts first goal. Boston coach Claude Julien is cutting back on ice time for underperforming wingers. Jaromir Jagr played 12:16 and Tyler Seguin just 11:10; season-lows for both. Its not a great surprise that the Bruins held serve in their two home games, but it emphasizes how much more the Rangers need from prime contributors if they have any hope of getting back into this series. RW Rick Nash, for example, scored his first goal of the playoffs in Game Two, but four points in nine playoff games isnt enough. When the Bruins have both of their top two scoring centres contributing, it only hammers home the point that Derek Stepan (three points) and Brad Richards (one) have done little this postseason. SENATORS GET CRUCIAL OT WINSenators LW Colin Greening scored in double overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win in Game Three against the Pittsburgh Penguins, cutting the Penguins series lead to two games to one. It was the third straight game in which Greening had scored, after he was held without a point for his first five playoff games this season. It looked like the Senators were on their way to going down 3-0 in the series, down by a goal and shorthanded for the final 87 seconds of the third period, but captain Daniel Alfredsson snuck behind the Penguins defence on a rush up the ice to score a shorthanded goal that tied the game with 29 seconds left in the third period. It was a bounceback game for Senators G Craig Anderson, who was pulled after a little more than 21 minutes in Game Two. Anderson stopped 49 of 50 shots, a brilliant performance, though not the best statistical performance of his playoff career (Anderson had a 51-save shutout for Colorado vs. San Jose in 2010). Tomas Vokoun was no slouch at the other end of the ice, stopping 46 of 48 Senators shots. As the game reached double overtime, it was evident that even the losing goaltender in this 2-1 game was going to have a strong statistical night. Senators C Jason Spezza returned to the Senators lineup, playing his first game since January 27, playing 18:40, registering four shots on net and winning 60% of his faceoffs (15-for-25). Penguins C Evgeni Malkin had 10 shots on goal, several of the dangerous variety in the losing effort. Penguins D Paul Martin had a game-high eight blocked shots; Brooks Orpik had six. Martin led the Penguins with 37:16 of ice time, yet had the worst puck possession numbers in the game. Penguins LW Matt Cooke had six hits, tying him with Craig Adams to lead the Penguins. Senators RW Chris Neil had a game-high 10 hits. Cooke also drew two penalties, one in double overtime on Chris Phillips and one against Erik Karlsson with 1:27 remaining in the third period. Which leads us to Karlsson, who responded in a big way after a reduced role in Game Two. Karlsson played a game-high 39:48 and had five shots on goal, but had some run-ins with Cooke, which included the aforementioned penalty and an uncalled highstick from Cooke. Just as Karlsson rebounded from an Penguins C Sidney Crosby was held in check, one game after his hat trick buried the Senators, Crosby managed three shots while playing 33:08 and struggled possession-wise, which is a credit to those that faced him most: Karlsson, Marc Methot, Kyle Turris, Daniel Alfredsson and Jakob Silfverberg. After avoiding a daunting 3-0 hole, the Senators have a chance to even things up in Game Four, at home. All along theyve needed Anderson to be the difference-maker in this series and, Sunday, he was. Can he do it three more times? Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. Nike Zoom Schweiz Shop . Anthony Calvillo, through 20 CFL seasons, was frequently invincible and largely stoic in the heat of competition. But underneath the professional exterior he was, and is, compellingly human. Nike Zoom Kaufen Schweiz . Kuznetsov, who was selected by the Capitals in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, has been playing for his hometown team Chelyabinsk Traktor of the KHL. http://www.nikezoomschweiz.ch/ . Once again Jordan Cieciwa (@FitCityJordan) and I (@LynchOnSports) go head to head in our picks. Last weekend at UFC Fight Night 32 my #TeamLynch got the best of #TeamJC by a score of 9-6. Let us know which side youre on for UFC 167 use the hashtag #TeamLynch or #TeamJC on Twitter. Everybody wanted Andre Agassi to win the 1999 mens singles final at Wimbledon, because he was a showman, because it would be a better story, because it would be a nice change. No one wanted Pete Sampras to win, because he was boring.Im still capable of feeling rage on the subject. Back in the days when Wimbledon courts were seriously fast, Sampras was the ultimate master. He won that final in straight sets and Agassi was brilliant throughout. The problem was that Sampras was perfect. And people still found that boring.The same dilemma exists in cricket. Some people who will tell you that Virat Kohli (44 Tests, average 45) is a better Test batsman than Rahul Dravid (164 Tests, average 52). The reason is that Dravid was boring. He was as near a complete player as you can get, so why did he get nicknamed The Wall? An excellent defensive method was just a part of what he did.But the power of the word boring is very considerable in 21st-century sport. At its heart is the question of whether a professional athlete is required to offer entertainment or whether his only obligation is to pure sport. Is sport a jolly day out? Or is it the pursuit of victory and excellence?I have always inclined towards the purist view that sport is not entertainment; it just so happens that sport is, quite often, entertaining. But then you must ask yourself what would you rather watch: an immaculate display of highly skilled defensive football in a 0-0 draw, or a ten-goal thriller full of mistakes?The Olympic Games is packed with events that we normally consider boring, but once every four years they become essential viewing, sometimes from local patriotism, sometimes because the quest for excellence is in itself compelling. For one week in four years, swimming ceases to be boring.But thats a response Ive always distrusted a little. Shouldnt the audience be participants, making some kind of effort to understand, to meet the athletes halfway? The modern consensus has the audience as passive - sitting back and waiting to be amused.Sport v entertainment: an ancient dilemma. In 1973 the American League brought the designated hitter to baseball. The DH bats instead of the pitcher, who, like fast bowlers, is traditionally weak with a bat in his hand. The idea was more hits and more home runs. The subtler issue of the pitchers versatility was regarded as boring. The National League ddidnt accept this, however, and the two sides snipe at each other every October when the champions of the two leagues meet in the World Series. Günstig Nike Zoom. But cricket has gone further than this. Much further. Cricket hasnt tinkered with the rules, cricket has changed the game - all in the attempt to escape any accusation of being boring. Cricket is the incredible disappearing game, shortening itself from five days to 65 overs, then 60, then 50, and then 20.It was decided by some cosmic agreement that batting is exciting so long as it involves a lot of boundaries, but bowling is boring. So pitches became batter-friendly, boundaries were brought closer to the wicket, and any number of rules were brought in to keep the flow of boundaries - free hits, fielding restrictions and one ball at each end to make things easier for the batsman. At the same time batting technology was revolutionized, while ball technology remained static. At one time a six was a rare and thrilling thing, so people felt that if there were more sixes, cricket would be less boring. As a result the six is now a run-of-the-mill sort of thing. Shahid Afridi has 351 sixes in ODIs all by himself.But the debate is not really about the future of cricket. Its a deeper and wider issue than that. The extent to which sport must go out of its way to please its audience, and what sport loses when it does so. Some changes are good. The tiebreaker in tennis has worked out well as a way of deciding a tight set. Other changes are less good. The penalty shoot-out in football is, in any sporting or logical terms, absurd.If you let the mass audience - the least thoughtful sections of your clientele - dictate terms, then you are in danger of losing the more profound and meaningful parts of sport. But that is precisely the kind of audience that sponsors and advertisers love. It comes down to one question: is sport about making as much money as possible, or about seeking the highest level of excellence that humanity can achieve?If you happen to find excellence boring then seek something more your own size, say I. Im told that professional wrestling is very entertaining. In fact, it sometimes seems that cricket adopted this activity as a role model. What could possibly go wrong? ' ' '
Celebrations have only just died down after Cronullas drought-breaking NRL premiership. Salomon Shoes Canada From China .But veteran utility Luke Lewis said he already had plans to add to the Sharks trophy cabinet, moments after re-signing for 2017.Lewis, 33, confirmed on Thursday he had put pen to paper for a 17th NRL season after agreeing to terms in August.He reportedly knocked back interest from South Sydney and Melbourne.Lewis would have been forgiven for retiring after collecting the Clive Churchill Medal following the Sharks historic NRL grand final win over Melbourne.But the utility is not slowing down, admitting the World Club Challenge was firmly in his sights.Lewis was unsure whether he would contest the traditional season opener, the Auckland Nines on February 4-5.However, he was keen to run out against English champions Wigan on February 19 in the UK, especially after he missed the chance to claim a World Club Challenge 13 years ago with Penrith.Its always good to go over to England, experience their culture, Lewis told the Sharks website.Its always a tough game. I remember I had the opportunity way back in 2003 and we lost so its something I really want to do.Hopefully, we can bring that trophy back to The Shire.Lewis said he finally had his head around what the Sharks achieved in 2016.The first couple of weeks (after the grand final win) were amazing, he said.But now that we are back in the nitty gritty of pre-season, it feels like years ago.Fingers crossed, when we get all of our boys back from England (Four Nations), we are ready to rock and roll in January.Lewis signing ensures 15 of the Sharks 17 premiership-winning players will return in 2017.He will join a Cronulla pack, boosted by the addition of Canterbury wrecking ball Tony Williams and Penriths Jeremy Latimore.Lewis only complaint with returning to pre-season training was leaving his good luck charm behind - young daughter Hazel.Even with the grand final, she made my year, he said of his daughter who was born in April.I am not looking forward to returning to training just yet. I would like to spend a bit more time with her.But hopefully, there is another good year ahead with her by my side.Lewis - a veteran of 17 State of Origins for NSW and 18 Tests - has played 76 games since linking in 2013 with the Sharks. Wholesale Salomon Shoes Canada Free Shipping . Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced Wednesday that the team would assign Swedish forward Elias Lindholm to his nations team for the upcoming tournament. Clearance Salomon Shoes Canada Sale .C. -- Rodney Hood connected from all over the court while freshman Jabari Parker was busy swatting shots and scoring in transition. http://www.discountsalomoncanada.com/ .com) - The Montreal Canadiens will try to halt their longest losing streak of the season when they host the struggling New York Islanders in tonights clash at the Bell Centre. Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain is being suspended for another year, on top of the 10-game suspension hes currently serving that is scheduled to end Monday, and there are doubts he will get to play again in the NFL after recently missing another drug test, NFL sources told ESPN.McClain is likely to appeal the latest suspension, according to sources.?McClain was serving thec current suspension for testing positive for opiates.... I cant talk about anything to do [with McClain] because Im not allowed to know anything about his testing, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after the teams 27-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens. And so thats all I can say there...when hes eligible we wont release him and when hes eligible hell be a part of this team. He had ggotten in good shape and so well just deal with what we find out with his status with the league. Salomon Shoes Canada Outlet. .On McClains contract status for next year, Jones said: I cant talk about those items because it might imply that I knew something about his status and I dont want to lose a draft pick.Jones had previously said McClain would not be back with the team when his suspension was scheduled to end Monday.Players suspended for a year or longer do not have a high success rate of returning. McClain will be out until at least November 2017 before hes eligible to apply for reinstatement.ESPNs Todd Archer contributed to this report.? ' ' '
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