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Overwatch team Mixup has signed with NRG Esports, an esports organization co-owned by NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille ONeal. Adidas Blue Jackets Jerseys . The move comes after the teams contract with Luminosity Gaming expired at the end of July.The team consists of former Half-Life 2 Deathmatch and Team Fortress 2 pro Brandon Seagull Larned, Yomar milo Toledo, Carl enigma Yangsheng, Daniel Gods Graeser, Mark Pookz Rendon and Tim Dummy Olson. It recently decided to part ways with Luminosity due to interest from other teams, such as NRG.Were very excited to have the opportunity to play for NRG, Seagull tells ESPN. After receiving offers from many different organizations, we felt that NRG was the best fit for us in order to build a long-term relationship in Overwatch. We cant wait to see how the competitive scene develops in Overwatch and we know well have all the support we need under NRG.NRG tells ESPN that Shaq loves Overwatch and took immediate interest in securing a top team for his organization. NRG explored various options before reaching out to Seagull and crew, who have been one of the games most consistent top squads in North America since Overwatchs beta release in late 2015.Hey @A_Seagull and your @playoverwatch boys. Time to step it up to the @NRG.gg family. We would love to have you all on board. Come on ova- SHAQ (@SHAQ) July 24, 2016We love the game and the evolving culture and scene around Overwatch as an esport, NRG Esports president of gaming Gerard Kelly tells ESPN. It goes without saying that this is a big moment for NRG to bring a team of this caliber and its star players into the family.NRG Esports is one of esports newest major organizations, entering the scene last fall with the acquisition of Team Coasts League of Legends Championship Series spot. The team was initially backed by former Apple executive Andy Miller and 24-Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov, who both own part of the Sacramento Kings. From there, the team built a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squad and acquired investment from Shaq, New York Yankees legend Alex Rodriguez and former Chicago White Sox shortstop Jimmy Rollins.Since its release in May, Overwatch has become one of the largest growing esports in the industry. The game hit 10 million users on June 15, less than a month after release.Recently, Shaqs employer, Turner Sports -- where he is an analyst for Inside the NBA -- announced that its property ELeague will partner with FACEIT to host an Overwatch Open tournament. The finals will take place in the ELeague studios in Atlanta in October. Seth Jones Jersey . In taking its goal tally to 99 in all competitions already this season, City delivered another demonstration of its lethal firepower at Etihad Stadium to set up a fourth-round match at home to another second-tier team -- Watford. Zach Werenski Jersey . With his new coach and six-time Grand Slam singles champion Boris Becker watching him during an official match for the first time, Djokovic appeared tentative early against the Slovakian player, who often appeared content to keep the ball in play. http://www.cheapbluejacketsjerseyschina.com/ .Y. -- Canadas Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse have another World Cup gold medal after winning the two-women bobsled race on Saturday in Lake Placid, N. One day after a line drive that left the bat at 105 mph struck Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon in the head, the teams athletic trainer said the point of impact was the logo on the back of Taillons cap.Ive been in baseball 18 years -- 10 in the majors -- and its the first time Ive seen a pitcher get hit in that particular place, Todd Tomczyk told ESPNs Outside the Lines on Wednesday.Milwaukees Hernan Perez hit the second-inning line drive that struck Taillon in the back of the head. The rookie right-hander stayed in the game, allowing only one run over six innings.Hes doing well today and were monitoring him, Tomczyk said.There were four barriers, Tomczyk said, that helped prevent a brain injury to Taillon: The cap itself, the logo, his hair and his skull.Every time a pitcher gets hit in the head by a line drive, the protection question arises. According to Tomczyk, the protective headwear Major League Baseball and the players association introduced in February would not have provided additional protection where Taillon was struck.?About two-dozen pitchers were given the MLB/MLBPA prototype in spring training, but none of them have decided to wear it in a game.Tomczyk said that in the spring all Pirates pitchers were encouraged to consider the MLB/MLBPA hybrid of a cap and helmet -- as it was described in February to Outside the Lines by MLB vice president Patrick Houlihan. The customized hats are about 0.7 inches thick and weigh 10 to 12 ounces, have a carbon fiber shell and roughly resemble sun visors with extended forehead and temple coverage, with single earflaps like batting helmets.Pirates righty Jared Hughes told Outside the Lines on Wednesday he likes the MLB/MLBPA prototype, but spring training wasnt enough time for him to get sufficiently used to it to wear it in games. He said he expects to work out with it extensively this offseason and will seriously consider wearing it next year.Hughes chin and cheek were grazed by a linerr last August; he put his glove up in time to partially deflect?the drive. Cam Atkinson Jersey. He said he never watches the video of that incident.Its just scary, Hughes said of the Taillon incident. You immediately start praying.Many pitchers have said the look of any headwear product is an important factor in whether theyll wear it, but Hughes said that means zero to him. He said the prototype, developed by the California-based company Boombang, was comfortable for him in spring training bullpen sessions and simulated games, but that he needs more time.It provides protection for the temple on the side you pitch from, so its a pretty smart thing, in my opinion, Hughes said. Im going to give it a fair, fair shot, and if I can get used to it, Ill wear it [in games] and maybe other guys will follow.Protective headwear is optional, and pitchers can wear any type they like, with or without league approval, as long as it doesnt interfere with play or violate licensing agreements. To date, the only other approved product was the bulky foam isoBLOX cap that was only worn in the majors by former Padres and Mets left-hander Alex Torres, who is now a minor leaguer.Houstons Collin McHugh wears a carbon fiber partial insert made by Safer Sports Technologies, whose CEO?said Wednesday that he or McHugh might contact Taillon about considering the product.Tomczyk said Taillon tried on the MLB/MLBPA helmet-cap in spring training, but unlike Hughes and teammates Juan Nicasio and Mark Melancon, he didnt wear it for any workouts.No current Pirates pitcher, Tomczyk said, is wearing any protective headwear.Contacted Wednesday by Outside the Lines, MLBs Houlihan said, We feel comfortable about where we ended up with the product. 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love520 Apr 11
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Bronte Campbell Date of birth1994-05-14Birthplace Blantyre (Malawi)Height179 cmWeight58. Adidas Pure Boost 3 NIGHT NAVY Mens Uk .0 kgWorld Championships (4 medals: 3 gold, 1 silver)50m freestyle: 1st (2015)100m freestyle: 1st (2015)4x100m freestyle relay: 1st (2015), 2nd (2013)Pan Pacific Championships (3 medals: 1 gold, 2 silver)50m freestyle: 2nd (2014)100m freestyle: 2nd (2014)4x100m freestyle relay: 1st (2014)Keeping it in the familyAfter a remarkable performance at the 2015 world championships, where she stormed to 3 freestyle golds (50m, 100m, 4x100m), Bronte Campbell is hoping to be one of the stars of the pool in Rio.The 22-year-old Australian will attempt the 50-100m freestyle double in Brazil, but she will have to contend with older sister Cate (100m freestyle world champion in 2013), who has also qualified for the two sprint events.Born in Malawi, the Campbell sisters moved to Australia as children, and discovered swimming during the 2000 Games in Sydney. 16 years on, they are dreaming of a place in the history books, as they look to become the first siblings to win gold and silver in swimmings most prized event, the Olympic 100m freestyle. Adidas Pure Boost 2.0 Primeknit Grey Uk . Darren Helm scored on Detroits sixth attempt in the shootout and then Jonas Gustavsson stopped Andrew Shaws shot, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Adidas Gazelle Leather Collegiate Royal White Uk . DAmigo scored twice in regulation and added the shootout winner as the Toronto Marlies edged the San Antonio Rampage 5-4 in American Hockey League action. http://www.cheapadishoesuk.com/men-s-neighborhood-x-adidas-gazelle-midnight-navy-dark-blue-white-uk.html . According the Toronto Star, a knee injury will keep Sundin out of the lineup, which includes former teammates Gary Roberts, Darcy Tucker, Tie Domi and Curtis Joseph.Dimitri Payet has downplayed suggestions hes the signing of the season by hailing NGolo Kantes impact at Leicester. The 28-year-old Hammers star continues to dominate the headlines, having bagged nine goals with five assists in 26 appearances since completing his move from Marseille last summer.And having recently signed a new deal to keep him at the Hammers until 2021, the future seems rosy for the London side who are looking to improve on their Premier League sixth spot when they host Tottenham on Wednesday night. Ahead of the crucial London derby at Upton Park, Payet has opened up about who he thinks could win the title and played down suggestions he has been the best buy of the current campaign. NGolo Kante: Best signing of the season? Payet told the West Ham website: It is very nice to hear that people have said that about me. I am happy with how I have performed this season and how the team are doing so far.But I would say there are other players such as NGolo Kante who arrived from Ligue 1 and has had an incredible season in Leicesters risse to the top of the table. Adidas Superstar Foundation White Green Gold Uk. A lot of that is down to him.Slaven Bilics team host Spurs on Wednesday knowing that a draw would be enough to hoist themselves above fourth-placed Manchester United. If Tottenham win, they will go above Leicester at the Premier League summit. Spurs to tumble? Soccer Special pundits on West Ham v Tottenham Payet added: Tottenham have become title challengers this season and Leicester have taken all the attention by being top of the league, but Tottenham have also played well and we saw them beat Manchester City the other week.They are only two points behind Leicester so I think they have a squad good enough to win the league this season.Follow West Ham v Tottenham and all Wednesdays Premier League action on Soccer Special - SSNHQ from 7pm - or via our live blog on skysports.com and the Sky Sports apps. Also See: West Ham video West Ham fixtures West Ham stats Get £10 free betCheap Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys 2020 China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '
love520 Apr 11
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Air Max 90 Homme Soldes . -- As soon as he joined his team for a shootaround earlier Friday, Albany coach Will Brown grew worried.His players were wandering the Bryce Jordan Center hardwood with their phones out, cameras snapping and videos rolling as they took in the sights and sounds of Penn States cavernous arena.A few hours later, Browns apprehension over whether his team was prepared to open the season against a Power 5 team had faded with its 87-81 win over the Nittany Lions.They call these games bye games or guarantee games or money games, the big boy is supposed to beat the little boy, Brown said. We didnt come here just to play in a nice arena and get some money out of it and all that stuff. We were here to win.They did so convincingly against the Nittany Lions who welcomed six new faces in the lineup and had one of its expected top-contributors out with an injury.Joe Cremo scored 22 points, Dallas Ennema had 20 points and David Nichols added 19 to lead Albany.Shep Garner made three free throws with 17 seconds left to pull Penn State to 82-79 but Cremo, Ennema and Marqueese Grayson combined to hit five free throws to ice the season opener for both teams.The Great Danes dominated the first half, leading 41-25 at halftime. They fended off Penn States late rally by controlling the glass and playing opportunistic offense.Albany pulled down 43 rebounds to Penn States 26 and scored 20 points off of fast breaks.Garner scored 17 of Penn States final 19 points and finished with 20. His teams unbalanced scoring pace wasnt what Penn State coach Patrick Chambers had in mind when he said Penn State would try to score 80 points per game, something they did just three times in regulation last season.We came all the way back but we cant wait to come all the way back in the second half, Chambers said. Weve got to understand that you have to play hard from the tip.BALANCED SCORING, AGAINThe Great Danes got contributions up and down the lineup all last season with Evan Singletary, Peter Hooley and Ray Sanders all averaging just over 12 points per game. Cremo also averaged double figures with 10.5 points per game last season and got plenty of help in the opener.A GLIMPSE OF WATKINSThe long awaited debut of big man Mike Watkins was a promising one for Penn State. The power forward was ruled ineligible by the NCAA last season and was a physical force in his first game, providing Penn States few highlights around the rim.The Philadelphia native scored the games opening basket on a nice turnaround jumper and chipped in three blocks and two rebounds in the opening three minutes. He finished with seven rebounds, five blocks and 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting.BANKS ON THE MENDA hamstring injury kept versatile forward Payton Banks out of Penn States exhibition against Lock Haven a week ago and he was rusty off the bench, going 1-for-5 in just nine first-half minutes before heating up and finishing with 14 points.Banks said he felt 100 percent before, during and after the game.BIG PICTUREAlbany: The Great Danes won nine of their last 12 games last season, but suffered back-to-back losses in the America East and CBI tournaments. They snapped that losing skid with a convincing win in which they led in nearly every statistical category.Penn State: With six new faces in the lineup, its going to take much longer for Patrick Chambers to find what pieces fit where. Hell continue to bring players off the bench to spread minutes around and mix veterans with newcomers to build chemistry. Guard Josh Reaves absence due to a lower leg injury could make the first part of that tougher with fewer players on the bench.UP NEXTAlbany plays at Cincinnati on Monday.Penn State hosts Duquesne on Sunday. Air Max 90 Off White 2018 . The veteran safety was a starter for the Bengals from 2008-2012. He totaled 41 tackles and three interceptions while starting all but four of the 13 games he played last season. Air Max 90 Print Pas Cher . Defencemen Drew Doughty, Shea Weber and forward Ryan Getzlaf also scored for the Canadians, who started their gold-medal defence 2-0. Goalie Roberto Luongo, getting the call in place of Game 1 starter Carey Price, was solid when needed in making 23 saves for the shutout. http://www.venteairmax90homme.fr/air-max-90-flyknit-homme.html . Olli Jokinen, Mark Scheifele, and Bryan Little each had a goal and an assist as Winnipeg won 5-2, handing Calgary its record-setting seventh consecutive loss on home ice. It is difficult to overstate how important a race Saturdays Pacific Classic at Del Mar is. Perhaps this is the best way to illustrate the point:The latest future book Breeders Cup Classic odds from the Race and Sports book at Wynn Las Vegas have six horses listed at single digit odds, or, to put it another way, odds of less than 10-1. Three of those six horses will meet in the Pacific Classic.California Chrome, currently second choice in Wynns future book Classic odds at 4-1, right behind the 3-1 price on Whitney and Met Mile winner Frosted, will be the favorite in the Pacific Classic. California Chrome was Horse of the Year in 2014, a powerful winner of the Dubai World Cup last March, and on the basis of international rankings, is currently considered to be the second best race horse in the world.(And no, Frosted is not ranked number 1. That ranking currently belongs to Japanese international traveler A Shin Hikari. Frosted is ranked fourth.)Dortmund, currently 8-1 in Wynns future Classic odds, figures to be the second choice in the betting in the Pacific Classic. Dortmund doesnt have a resume comparable to California Chrome or the other big gun in the Pacific Classic. However, Dortmund gave California Chrome everything he wanted when they met in last months San Diego Handicap, which was California Chrome first start since the Dubai Cup in late Match, but Dortmunds first start since last November. And people tend to forget, but Dortmund had won all six of his starts when he met American Pharoah in last years Kentucky Derby, and at the time, he was very much considered to be in the same league as the colt who famously went on to sweep the Triple Crown.Beholder, third of the big three in this Pacific Classic, is third choice in Wynns future book Classic odds at 5-1. Beholder is a three time Eclipse ward champion, and the fact that she comes into Saturdays race off a narrow defeat at odds of 1-10 in the Clement Hirsch only marginally tempers this Pacific Classic match-up. Beholder crushed males in last years Pacific Classic, winning off by more than eight lengths in what was the finest performance of her career, although it must be said that score came at the expense of a field nowhere near as strong as the one she will face in this Pacific Classic.As iff there wasnt already enough going on in this Pacific Classic, another layer of intrigue was added at the post position draw. Air Max 90 Mesh Noir. In most circumstances, post position means little in a race like the Pacific Classic because of the long run to the first turn. But this is an exception.California Chrome drew the rail for Saturdays race, which might prove problematic for him. California Chrome has long established that he does not like running inside of horses, and is much more comfortable (and effective) when he is out in the clear. So with eight opponents breaking to his outside, you can see where this could be an issue, long run to the first turn or not.The good news for Chrome fans is, at age 5, he still has plenty of tactical speed, which is much to his credit because speed is often one of the first things to go in top racehorses of a certain age. California Chrome isnt the greatest gate horse in the world, be he is simply faster early than the five horses breaking immediately to his right. If California Chrome were mine, Id have the jock send him right when the bell rings, and get him out toward the middle of the track as quickly as possible. That could negate any strategic advantage held by Beholder and Dortmund, who break from posts seven and eight, and who do have the speed to pin California Chrome down inside if California Chrome is not proactive about the situation.California Chrome, Beholder, and Dortmund are not the only stars who will be racing Saturday. Songbird, last years champion 2-year-old filly and pretty much a lock to repeat as champion 3-year-old filly this year, goes in the Alabama Stakes at Saratoga.The Alabama will be Songbirds first attempt at a distance as far as 1-? miles -- its American racings classic distance, and it also happens to be the distance of the Pacific Classic, and Breeders Cup Classic, for that matter. The Alabama distance is, frankly, the only factor of uncertainty for Songbird in the Alabama, and even then, it isnt much of one. How could it be for a filly who won the first nine starts of her career by lopsided margins of 6-?, 5-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 3-?, 3-?, 6-?, and 5-? lengths? Cheap Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys 2020 China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys ChinaWholesale Jerseys ' ' '
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WWE ventured to Glasgow this week - and a number of Superstars made an impact. Casey Cizikas Jersey . Scotsman Noam Dar dazzled on his Monday Night Raw debut, while Seth Rollins sent Chris Jericho and Braun Strowman careering through a table.Then, on Smackdown, Kalisto floored Baron Corbin before being granted a Cruiserweight Title opportunity against Brian Kendrick at Survivor Series. Back in the USA, The Authors of Pain and TM-61 reached the final of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, and the entire NXT roster produced a superb Mannequin Challenge.Use the up and down votes below to select your WWE Star of the Week... WWEs next pay-per-view, Survivor Series, is live on Sky Sports Box Office on Sunday, November 20.WWE Survivor Series booking detailsWWE Survivor Series will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office (channel 491) and Sky Sports HD Box Office (channel 492) from midnight on Sunday, November 20 (Monday morning).WWE Survivor Series will repeated on Sky Sports Box Office (channel 491) BUT NOT Sky Sports HD Box Office (channel 492) between 10am on Monday, November 21 and 10pm on Thursday, November 24.WWE Survivor Series will cost £19.95 for viewers in the United Kingdom and €24.95 for customers in the Republic of Ireland, while a live blog of the event will run on skysports.com and the Sky Sports apps.You can order the show online by visiting this link: https://my.sky.com/orderboxoffice/?DCMP=SurvivorSeries Brock Lesnar versus Goldberg will main event Survivor Series You can also order the pay-per-view over the phone from Tuesday, November 8: UK viewers should call 03442 410 888, while customers in the Republic of Ireland should call 0818 220 225. (There may be an additional charge for telephone bookings).You will be able to order the show via your Sky remote nearer the event:Sky+: Press the box office button on your remote, then click the sports tab followed by WWE Survivor Series.Sky Q: Press Home on your Sky Q remote, select TV guide, then Box Office and then WWE Survivor Series. Enter your TV Pin if prompted. (Only bookings via Sky TV remote are recordable using Sky Plus).Sky TV residential customers only. Commercial customers contact Sky for price and to order. Sky Box Office terms apply. Cable customers should contact their local cable operator. Also See: WWE news WWE videos WWE features WWE on Sky Sports Cheap Islanders Jerseys . I cant pinpoint a date, but I do remember a player from my youth. Brian Downing was with the Chicago White Sox at a time when I listened to every game I possibly could on the radio. That particular season the late great Harry Caray was calling the White Sox games. Josh Bailey Jersey . "Jeff is a hard worker who was an important special-teams contributor for us last season," said Stamps GM John Hufnagel. http://www.cheapislandersjerseyschina.com/scott-mayfield-jersey/ . Isner, ranked No. 14, won his eighth career singles title and took the title in New Zealand for the second time after his victory in 2010. The match was similar to Isners quarterfinal victory over fifth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber which went to three sets, all tiebreaks and contained no breaks of serve.A Premier League main at both ends of the table, a side of Championship football and rugby league and union for desert this weekend... Sky Sports brings you a huge spread of live action this weekend, with football, rugby league, rugby union and tennis taking centre stage.Its a pivotal few days as the Premier League title race, top-four battle and relegation fight continues to take shape. Its all live on Sky Sports, so heres the what, when and where…Will the suspended Jamie Vardy be a loss to Leicester or can the Foxes maintain their lead at the top and bounce back with a win?  How will Leicester cope without Jamiee Vardy? What: Leicester v SwanseaWhen: Sunday, 4pmWhere to Watch: Sky Sports 1 HDWho will be the clay court king in Barcelona after Kei Nishikoris two straight wins? Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori are both in action at the Barcelona Open What: ATP 500 Barcelona - TennisWhen: Sunday 4. Discount Islanders Jerseys. 30pmWhere to Watch: Sky Sports 3 HD Also See: Wholl win La Liga? The relegation run-in Edwards: Rhodes can be difference Live Tennis scores Cheap Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys 2020 China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '
love520 Apr 11
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In the global family of League of Legends, its clear that the major regions -- North America, Europe, China, Taiwan and South Korea -- get the most attention and marketing from developer Riot. Evgeni Malkin Jersey . But the family doesnt end there. The peripheral areas for LoL esports, called the Wildcard regions -- Brazil, Latin America North, Latin America South, Japan, CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), Oceania, Turkey, and Southeast Asia -- have their own professional teams, organized seasons and representatives at prestigious events like the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) and World Championship. However, they have collectively been the textbook middle child: the neglected one, overshadowed by its brethren.Each year, Riot places a Wildcard team on a pedestal to showcase the ethnic diversity of the community, but that doesnt mean the team has an easier road to the big tournaments. While each major region gets a guaranteed spot, Wildcard teams not only have to conquer their own regions, they have to fight the other top teams of other Wildcard regions just to qualify for either MSI or Worlds.The process in Wildcard team selection has been far from perfect even as competitive standards in major regions continue to improve. In both the 2015 and 2016 International Wildcard Invitationals (IWCI), which is where Wildcard teams compete to qualify for MSI, there have been many problems that major regions dont run into anymore. Both the 2015 and 2016 IWCIs showcased different problems and raised important issues. The good news is Riot is amending mistakes and get the IWCI competitive standards up to code. However, the pace of improvement and its two-steps-forward-one-step-back process leave something to be desired.Wildcard Head Coaches Alexander Abaxial Haibel from INTZ and Josh Jish Carr-Hummerston from The Chiefs, and a player who spoke on condition of anonymity, wish to dispel some myths and discuss the real issues regarding the process of setting up the International Wildcard Invitational.The scheduling squeezeA major issue that popped up during the 2015 MSI was the lack of consistency in available preparation time between regions. Every region had a different length of time between the moment they qualified for MSI and the start of the tournament, ranging from five to 25 days. For Wildcard regions, this issue was even more complex. This is because qualifying teams from these regions had to first prepare for and win the IWCI tournament, another international event, before they could attend MSI.While some Wildcard regions like Japan and Turkey had longer stretches of time to prepare for the IWCI tournament at 23 and 17 days respectively, others ranged from about a nine to 12-day preparation period. Brazil had three days, less, if you include the actual travel time and jet lag accumulated by the travel.We managed to do some superficial research while on the plane, but only really what champions people played, not their team playstyle, which takes a lot more time, or key players. We also didnt have much time to think about and fix our mistakes from the [Circuito Brasileiro de League of Legends] final, said Coach Abaxial of INTZ, a Brazilian League of Legends team that won a slot in the 2015 IWCI event.Three days is not enough time to prepare for a second tournament on top of practicing and winning the finals of your own region. Even regions who had more time said that they were not properly able to prepare. Australias The Chiefs from the Oceanic Pro League (OPL) had 12 and 11 days to prepare for the MSI qualifiers in 2015 and 2016 respectively. While this was much more generous than INTZs three, 12 days can still be a struggle when preparing to face seven other regions teams.While our end goal during our domestic split is always beyond local teams, its hard to prepare for teams that arent the ones stopping you from making it internationally. So we used practically all of our energy to prepare for Legacy, our opponents in the [OPL] finals, and then [had] under 10 days to travel and prepare for seven other teams, from seven other regions, says Chiefs Coach Jish.The voices of the IWCI participants make it clear that they want more time, but most of all, the amount of time should be consistent across regions; this would make the tournament fair for all involved.Happily, conditions are getting better. In the 2016 season, the top team of each of the five major regions and the winner of the 2016 IWCI all had 11 to 17 days to prepare for MSI itself after qualifying. This is a great change, as it gave regions the same amount of time to prepare, boot camp, and travel to an international tournament.Some feel there is still room for improvement, however. I feel as though there should be a little longer delay between local and international events though, because we dont necessarily get the chance to prepare and improve on our previous issues. It becomes a series of band-aids and working out any simple fixes and tricks you can properly apply in 10 days before [playing] international teams, says Jish.It seems like a good goal would be to have a buffer of 22 to 28 days from each regions finals to the IWCI qualifier. At the same time, this ideal runs into issues of scheduling for each regions regular season. If each Wildcard region had 22 days to prepare for the IWCI, then their regular season would have to start a lot earlier. Otherwise, MSI and Worlds would need to be pushed back and it would be disruptive to the major regions.In any case, so long as every region has the same amount of time to prepare for the IWCI, then Riot can at least ensure fairness. This year for the 2016 season, most Wildcard regions were given around two weeks except for Japan, Latin America North, and the GPL who each received six through eight days of preparation time. Clearly there has been improvement, but there is still a ways to go before this standard is universally achieved.A tale of two citiesAn important aspect for international competitions is making sure that the teams who fly out to compete have an adequate place to practice while preparing for the tournament. The general opinion was that the 2015 IWCI tournament in Istanbul had sufficiently good practice conditions while the 2016 IWCI tournament in Mexico City was far from ideal. Although Riot was responsive to the 2016 teams concerns, it was worrying that this years event was a step backward from 2015 in this respect.For IWCI 2015, they rented out a hotel basement and built temporary rooms, which worked out reasonably well. It wasnt perfect, but the chair and desk height, computers, and monitors were all fine. The rooms were also accessible 24/7 which is something you might not normally think about but was very helpful, says Abaxial.[In 2016,] Mexico at first was very bad, and we played in a condition at LAN cafes that I have never experienced before. Very hot, small, and dusty. Halfway through the tournament they fixed these [issues] and let us play in the Riot offices, says the anonymous IWCI player. In a reddit post from Adrian hatchy Widera, the Head Coach for Turkish team SuperMassive Esports, he commented on similar problems while dispelling some of the more exaggerated rumors, such as hearing gunshots in the area.I think the largest oversight for the practice conditions were that they werent sustainable to use over a long period of time. The heat and fans werent problematic when we first got there, but we were trying to put in 10+ hours each day prior to the event, which is where it started taking a toll on players/teams. The equipment in our facilities [was] completely fine, and if we had issues or concerns, like the initial 60hz monitors [whose refresh rate was too low], we could get things fixed through speaking to the cafe staff or Riot, says Jish.The problem of hostingThe teams practice conditions in Mexico were mitigated relatively quickly. However, given the small amount of time allotted to teams to prepare, it is a waste of two to three days for teams to have to recognize existing problems so that they can ask for a fix.I think Riot has definitely made large steps towards improving the conditions and events for Wildcard regions, although the expectation/standard of a premier region [like North America and Europe] isnt realistic. Outside of Brazil, no Wildcard office seems to have anywhere near the staff, resources, knowledge or ability to replicate that of the major leagues, says Jish.If conditions and facilities are not up to par in most Wildcard regions, whats the alternative? A possibility would be hosting the IWCI tournament in one of the major regions such as NA or EU, since expert staff and good environment conditions are readily available. However, to do so would present more challenges, and not just around scheduling.Generally, were always re-evaluating our process around our inter-regional events, and have considered a variety of options for IWC events, said Riot Games Communications Lead for Esports Nicola Piggot. We dont really want to artificially place them in the NA or EU studios, given that those regions dont have any teams competing in the event, and the local fans arent incentivized to attend without a hometown team, but we are considering a variety of other options to further develop those events.Standing united for a better futureAs of now, Riot cannot guarantee proper practice conditions for IWCI teams or standardized preparation time before IWCI. These issues are difficult to handle because of scheduling challenges with regards to when regular seasons would be held across regions, and as Jish mentioned, because only Brazil seems realistically able to meet the practice environment standards requested by coaches and players across the IWCI scene.The good news is that Riot is explicitly investigating this issue. With some more attention to detail, theres no reason that they cant help create dramatic improvements to the infrastructure of these international events; they can work towards ensuring and building upon the more favorable conditions of the 2015 IWCI and the fairer scheduling of the 2016 IWCI for the future. Hopefully, growth can be consistent moving forward and the Wildcard regions wont feel like they are subject to second-tier competitive conditions.Sure, the Wildcard regions arent the premier markets for Riots monetary investment compared to the major regions. However, having constantly prided themselves on LoLs cultural diversity across the globe -- including implementing culture-specific skins into the game -- and championing theirs as a worldwide esport, Riot needs to back those ideals with continued support for a fair competitive standard for these regions. Doing so will promote a stronger future for the whole ecosystem, not just smaller markets..Michel Briere Jersey . 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The Parkhead schoolboy is at the centre of a tug of war between Scotland and England after it emerged he was invited by the FA to train at St Georges Park last month. We caught up with 90s wonderkid Sonny Pike to find out what happened next for the boy who had the world at his feet 20 years ago. While the SFA is determined to keep Dembele, the prospect of losing him after just a few minutes of game-time for the under-16s is real.From the moment footage of the 13-year-old appeared on YouTube earlier this year, pressure on him has been mounting and the weight of expectation is heavy.It is a situation Pike relates to with uncomfortable ease. After catching the eye at the age of 10, he was soon touted as the new Diego Maradona and had his legs insured for £1million.TV appearances, sponsorship deals and Premier League interest followed along with an on-pitch outing at the 1996 English League Cup final to do some keepy-ups for Coca-Cola.Demand for the youngster was snowballing - yet that would change just as quickly. Dembele made his Scotland U16 debut as a substitute against Wales but has also trained with England in recent weeks Ajax took him on trial and after mixing with Louis van Gaal, Patrick Kluivert and Frank Rijkaard, they desperately tried to sign him, but he rejected them to stay at home in Essex.Pike joined Orient instead and the dream soon unravelled to the point that by 17, he was out of love with football and contemplating suicide because things had gone so sour.The extreme nature of his experiences stands as a valid warning to any emerging talent of how wrong things can go - and none more so in his eyes at present than Dembele.Pike, now 33, said: People have been messaging me a lot about Karamoko over the last few weeks and comparing us, saying its a similar sort of situation. Dembeles clear talent has resulted in lots of speculation about his future. Pictures courtesy keepitonthedeck.com Ive seen a few clips of him and he looks a great little player. 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Karamoko Dembeles debut for Celtics U20 side against Hearts in October attracted plenty of Twitter interest Hes very talented but as I experienced myself, it can go from being a good thing to a bad thing pretty quickly.Once you get to the money side of things and people start earning, it can go very wrong and football itself slips down the list a bit.Id imagine Karamokos parents have already had lots of new friends presenting themselves, something I wouldnt be surprised to hear.They have to realise how all the focus, attention and distractions could mix up their sons feelings and affect his game. Its a lot for a kid of that age to take on.Everythings so instant nowadays that Im sure hes feeling a bit of pressure already but hopefully people just leave him to play football. Justin Faulk Jersey. Karamoko has to stay focused on himself. We are talking about a lad of 13 and its down to his parents, those closest to him and Celtic to work together and not get too far ahead. Pike says the support of Dembeles family, including his father Lossissen (left) and sister Macolua (right) will be crucial in his development Pike speaks a lot about family support and little wonder. His relationship with his father Mickey broke down due to what happened following the decision not to move to Holland.While at Orient, there was interest from Chelsea at a time when Mickey had allowed a film crew to record his son for part of a documentary.Pike was keen on going there and said as much before joining them for training without permission, unknowingly breaking FA rules and earning a 12-month ban.Cast aside by both clubs after the footage aired, he went from everyone wanting a piece of him to being yesterdays man and he has not spoken to his dad in more than 15 years.Pike added: By the time I was 14, I had five agents and the majority of them didnt even get involved in the football side of things. Sky Sports Black Friday sale Upgrade to Sky Sports now and get 12 months half price! Some were good for me and others werent but the fact there were so many of them shows how quickly things can escalate.I was working for McDonalds and Coca-Cola, I had all my clothes made by Paul Smith and I had boot deals.People were coming up to me in the street to say they had bet on me doing this and that for England.Unless theres someone around you and guiding you in that sort of situation, it can get out of control very quickly.It was good in the beginning but I slowly fell out of love with the game. When I was 17, I didnt even want to play football any more and I was in a bad way with it.A lot of people want to become professional football players but theres a long way to go at that age. You can be as well-known as you like, it doesnt mean youre going to make it.In fact, there are so many reasons at that age why you cant be a professional footballer and you still have so much work to do. The Celtic teenager is eligible to play international football for Scotland, England and the Ivory Coast. Pictures courtesy keepitonthedeck.com You must earn it and concentrate on actually fulfilling your potential rather than listening to people saying youre going to have it all.Pike now drives a Hackney cab around Londons East End for a living but how he could have benefitted from having The Knowledge as a child. He hopes his story helps the likes of Dembele to stay grounded and make his mark in a way he was unable to.Pike said: Ive been looking back at the things I did back then much more recently. At first, I was a bit funny about it but now I dont mind it so much.Of course, I have regrets because I wanted to be a footballer and I loved it, even though I got sick of it.Now things have gone full circle. Talking about it and getting it off my chest has been good for me but it has taken time. Im enjoying the game more than I have in the last 10 years.A lot of the things that happened to me were out of my control. Im an adult now but when I was a kid it was down to other people how things went in many respects. Scotland U16 cap Dembele has trained with his club side Celtics first team but remains a youth player Karamokos got to take things day by day and enjoy it. Even though hes the most well-known kid at the minute, theres still every chance he might not become a football player.The last thing you want is for him to be that boy we all looked at on YouTube but we didnt actually see him do anything in the game because he got distracted.When I was his age, Wayne Rooney was roughly the same age as me but nobody had heard about him yet. All the talk was about me.I was struggling for a while, Im not going to lie, but since I had my kids and I met some good people, Im as happy now as Ive ever been.I got to a stage where I wasnt enjoying football. 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TORONTO -- Blood was still dripping from just above the left eye of Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen moments after the Maple Leafs 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Vapormax Off White Blanche .Andersen stopped 29 of 31 shots, bouncing back from the worst start of his NHL career two nights earlier, a seven-goal shelling at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning.The 27-year-old looked calm and composed in the crease versus Florida, coming up big in perhaps the Leafs worst defensive showing of the young season.He was our best player by far, coach Mike Babcock said on a night that saw rookie Mitch Marner finish with three impressive assists.Andersen said he was just trying to be patient and let the play come to him. Over-aggression was evident in earlier outings, particularly the shellacking against Tampa on Tuesday.Thats probably the biggest challenge as a goalie is just to try to relax and be calm, the native of Denmark explained. You want to be good and help your team win, but you cant decide when you get to make a save so youve just got to be patient.Andersen, who gave up four goals or more in four of his first five starts, tried to have a little bit more fun around the rink, too, going out of his way to share an extra laugh or two with teammates ahead of the game.Andersen often looked like he was being weighed down by the pressures of Toronto, a vastly more intense market from Anaheim, not to mention the rich five-year contract he signed after a trade from the Ducks and his new position as an undisputed No. 1 starter.Everybody is a proud person and wants to do really well and sometimes when it doesnt go well you put undue pressure on yourself instead of just enjoying it, Babcock said. I keep telling the guys, in this market, maybe more so than any market, you have to have something away from hockey that you love to do so you dont focus on hockey. If you focus on hockey all the time it just wears you out and you come to the rink with no energy.Led by its vaunted top line of Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Marchessault and Jaromir Jagr, Florida buzzed often throughout the night, capitalizing on turnovers and sloppy defensive zone play. Babcock thought his team gave up more scoring chances than it had in any of the previous six games.Andersen, however, came up with one big save after another.Though he surrendered the games opening goal to Marchessault, on which he had no chance, Andersen then turned aside Greg McKegg on a breakaway as well as Colton Sceviour later in the period, the Florida winger outmaneuvering Jake Gardiner for a quality chance in the slot.Andersen did allow a weak second goal to Marchessault, the shot beating him high on a second period Florida power play, but he quickly recovered with a series of stops on another Panthers man advantage, going right to left to get one particularly suave stop on Sceviour.The Leafs tied the game 2-2 about a minute after that save on a goal from James van Riemsdyk and then went ahead for good six minutes later on the second of two on the evening from Tyler Bozak.All three Toronto goals were set up by Marner, the 19-year-old who enjoyed his first ever multi-point game in the NHL. 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- As she stood on the starting block watching the race unfold before her, 19-year-old Katie Ledecky did everything she could to control her nerves. Air Max 270 Teal . She couldnt remember the last time she stood in this position, anchoring a 400 freestyle relay final. Maybe in high school? A club meet? But this was the Olympics. The biggest swim meet on the planet.Four years earlier in London she had to wait seven days to make her Olympic debut. And even then she had spent the week overlooked until halfway through the 800 free when the world realized the youngest member of the entire U.S. Olympic delegation was about to win Olympic gold. Now she found herself waiting on the blocks in the most important position of the marquee race on the Olympics opening night.She said it felt weird watching three teammates dive in before her. She tried to block it out and focus on doing everything she could to bring home the gold. A week earlier, even she didnt know if she would be swimming the event in preliminaries. She had finished seventh in the 100 free a month earlier at Olympic trials. But after impressing her coaches during training camp she earned one of the four spots on the team for prelims. Then in that race she swam the second-fastest split of the 64 competitors in 52.64 seconds. It all led to that moment, anchoring the final leg.Its so much fun to have a relay as a first event, Ledecky said afterward. To relax and know you have these three girls to compete with.For those who dont follow the sport regularly, it might not have seemed like a big deal. Ledecky is a budding American star. Of course she anchored one of the marquee races of the meet. But Ledecky has built her success as a distance freestyler. Shes the world-record holder in the 400- 800- and 1,500-meter freestyle events. Swimming the 100 -- against the blindingly fast Australians no less -- is like asking a marathon runner to take down Usain Bolt.On this night, the task would prove too tall. In the lane next to Ledecky, Australias Cate Campbell split in 51.97, and any chance Ledecky had to catch the Aussies was gone. The American team of Simone Manuel, Abbey Weitzeil, Dana Vollmer and Ledecky would swim an American record 3:31.89, more than a second behind the Aussies world-record time of 3:30.65.But the race was about far more than first and second place. This was a seminal moment in the career of the Americans brightest young star. For Ledecky to swim a pair of sub-53 splits speaks volumes about not only what can be expected of her in these Olympics but potential future games down the road.Ledecky left London a young distance freestyler, and three years later at World Championships in Russia swept the 400, 800 and 1,500. 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California has not proven to a be a preferred getaway destination for the Montreal Canadiens in recent years, especially when they visit the Shark Tank. Cheap Ray Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses .The Canadiens look to end a long winless streak in The Golden State and earn their first win at the SAP Center in more than 17 years when they face the San Jose Sharks on Friday night in a matchup of division leaders.Montreal, which sits atop the Atlantic, has gone 0-6-2 in Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Jose since topping the Ducks in a shootout on March 5, 2014. Also, after its last win on Nov. 23, 1999, Montreal is 0-7-2 in San Jose, having been outscored 37-17 and blanked three times.The Canadiens have allowed 11 power-play goals in 35 chances to the Sharks following their last northern California win.I guess its time for a change, defenseman Shea Weber told the Montreal Gazette.Over the first 15 games this season, the Canadiens were conjuring up images of dominant teams that would go on to lift the Stanley Cup 24 times.Montreal charged out to a 13-1-1 start, scoring at least three goals in all but two games. Five players -- Weber, Alex Galchenyuk, Alexander Radulov, Max Pacioretty, and Paul Byron -- combined for 23 goals and 40 assists, with Galchenyuk and Weber each scoring six goals. Byron, whos never had more than 11 in a season, chipped in with five.Over their last eight contests, the offense has dried up as Montreal has gone 3-4-1 and been held to two goals or less six times. The five players who powered the Habs offense early on have totaled 10 goals and 12 assists since their hot starts.The lack of offense was evident again Tuesday night when the Canadiens opened the California portion of their five-game road trip. Andrew Shaw helped Montreal avoid its second shutout of the season by scoring with two minutes to play in a 2-1 loss to the Ducks. It was also the Habs sixth straight game decided by one goal.We have to figure out a way to score, coach Michel Therrien told the Montreal Gazette. We had 40 shots ... and we had some quality scoring chances, but we couldnt put the puck in the net.San Jose (14-9-1) enters play with a three-point lead over Anaheim and the Edmonton Oilers in the Pacific, and returns home looking for its sixth win in seven games after defeating Los Angeles 4-1 on Wednesday behind two goals and an assist from Logan Couture.Couture has been red-hot over the last six games with five goals and two assists. Brent Burns also has seven points over that span, including three goals. Both players are tied for the team lead with nine goals while Burns and Joe Pavelski each have a team-best 21 points.Couture has scored 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in seven career games against the Canadiens. In four home games versus Montreal, Couture has two goals and five assists to help the Sharks go 4-0-0.Barring injury or anything unforeseen, the game will feature two of the NHLs top goalies in Montreals Carey Price and San Joses Martin Jones.Price, who stopped 36 shots against Anaheim, is expected to make his sixth straight start, and he told the Canadiens official website what the team needs to do to end their San Jose skid.If we have puck support and we keep moving out feet, we make it difficult on teams. Thats kind of our forte. We have to get back to that, he said.Price is 13-2-1 with a 1.68 goals-against average, .947 save percentage and two shutouts. 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In the mens draw third-seeded David Pasqualucci of Italy lost to Spains Antonio Fernandez in the round of 16.Top-seeded Kim Woo-jin of South Korea lost Monday, leaving American Brady Ellison as the highest-ranking seed at No. 2.Guess whos up next for Ellison?Its Garrett in the round of 8 on Friday.Im very excited that one of us is definitely going into the next round, thats the best thing, the diplomatic Garrett said on a rainy evening in Rio.The bracket, in fact, had Ellison needing to defeat another U.S. teammate, Jake Kaminski, in the second round. That was tough enough as it was for Team USA, since Ellison and Kaminski are also best friends.Ellison lent Garrett some advice before the 21-year-old took the field before his first-ever matches in the Olympics.Were fostering our professional relationship. Its all that and at the same time, just wanting to beat each other, Garrett said. 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White men and women hold nearly 88 percent of key leadership positions at Football Bowl Subdivision schools and conferences, according to a study released Monday. Air Max 270 Buy .At the 128 FBS schools, white men hold 75.8 percent of school president jobs, and 78.9 percent of athletic director positions, research by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida reported. Nearly 90 percent of faculty athletic representatives are white; 30 percent of those are women. There were five women of color who are faculty athletic representatives.This years report results do not reflect the much more diverse composition of students and student-athletes at colleges and universities across the country, Dr. Richard Lapchick, director of TIDES and principal author of the report, said.All told, whites held 341 of 388 campus positions reported in the study -- nearly 88 percent. In terms of full-time faculty at the FBS schools, 81.8 percent were white.I challenge all colleges and universities to mirror the diversity of their students and student-athletes in their campus leadership positions, Lapchick wrote in the report. College sport remains behind professional sports regarding opportunities for women and people of color for the top jobs.Of the school presidents, there are five African-American men, three Latino men, four men, and three women of color.Of athletic directors, women hold 7 percent of the jobs, with people of color holding 14.1 percent of the jobs.Nine of 10 conference commissioners were white men -- only Judy MacLeod, who heads Conference USA, is not.There are 16 football coaches of color -- the same as a year ago. African-Americans are 13 of those coaches, with one Latino and two Asian/Pacific Islanders.According to the report, the percentage of black football student-athletes was 53.8 percent in 2016 -- a 0.4 percent increase from a year earlier. The percentage of whites was 41.3 percent -- a 0.1 percentage point decrease from 2015. Cheap Air Max 270 . Murray beat Sam Querrey 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-3 to clinch Britains opening-round victory against the United States on Sunday at Petco Park. "Im proud of the way Im playing just now, because I had to do a lot of work to get back to where I want to be," Murray said after celebrating with his teammates on the red clay court in a temporary stadium in left field of the downtown home of baseballs San Diego Padres. Air Max 270 Black For Sale . After a lengthy wait, persistent rain finally forced the postponement of the Nationals game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. The teams, and a few thousand fans, waited nearly four hours from the 7:05 scheduled start time before an announcement was made shortly before 11 p. http://www.airmax270black.com/ . 31, the CFL club announced Monday. The team also has yet to decide on the future of Doug Berry, who began the season as a consultant to the head coach but took over the offensive co-ordinators duties in July. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Peel back all those layers of fashionable mod clothing that Bradley Wiggins prefers when hes not on the bike and youll find the beating heart of a sentimentalist.Its why he returned to his first love, track cycling, after conquering the Tour de France.Its why he returned to the Olympics for one last shot at glory.Its why he intends to wrap up his long, decorated cycling career later this year at Six Days of Ghent, the first bike race that his father took him to as a child -- long before Wiggins would become the most decorated Olympian in British history.I have to go back to my next kind of historical base, he said late Friday night, after leading the British pursuit team to the gold medal at the Rio Games, the eighth Olympic medal of his career.My first memory as a child was to be there with my dad when he was racing it, Wiggins added, almost wistfully. Itll be a nice end to my career, back where I was born, back where it started.The road in between was certainly one for the history books.Wiggins first made a name for himself at the 2000 Sydney Games, a 20-year-old upstart helping Britain win team pursuit bronze. But it wasnt until the Athens Games four years later, when he won gold, silver and bronze in three different events, that he truly made the world take notice.He was the first British athlete in 40 years to win three medals at a single Olympics.Wiggins had more success at the 2008 Beijing Games, winning gold in the team and individual pursuits, before turning his full attention to the more lucrative and glamorous world of road racing.Many people thought he was crazy when he expressed his desire to become the first British winner of the Tour de France. Wiggins is gangly and powerful, attributes that suit him perfectly in the controlled environment of a velodrome but arent so good for climbing in the Alps.Yet over the span of several years, he virtually re-designed his body. He became leaner, stronger and built up his endurance, becoming the centerpiece of the powerhouse squad of Team Sky.He accomplished his goal in the unforgettable summer of 2012.A few weeks later, he completed a rare double by winning the time trial at the London Olympics, rooted on by a home crowd at Hampton Court Palace still relishing his yellow jersey in Paris.Wiggins came to a crossroads at that point, not quite sure which direction to take his career. He ultimately began a slow retirement from the pressures of road racing, only to decide that he wanted to take one last stab at an Olympic medal in the team pursuit -- the evvent that started it all. Nike Air Max 270 Flyknit Womens. nside the hot velodrome at the Rio Olympics, Wiggins managed to accomplish yet another goal.Bradley is a freak of nature, at the end of the day, British teammate Owain Doull said. Its just a testament to how talented an athlete he is that he can just pick a goal, whether thats the Tour de France or Paris-Roubaix or the Olympics, and he can go and get it.Wiggins was tied with retired track cyclist Chris Hoy with seven medals apiece before winning his gold Friday night. It was his fifth gold medal to go with a silver and two bronze medals.You ask anyone from any country, anyone who has ever raced him -- hes one of the worlds best, said Jack Bobridge, who has competed against Wiggins on the road and was part of Australias silver medal team that lost to Britain in Rio. When he talks the talk he walks the walk.He did it in memorable fashion, too. Wiggins helped push the team of Doull, Ed Clancy and Steven Burke to a time of 3 minutes, 50.265 seconds in the finals, lowering their own world record.Hes just a phenomenal athlete. It comes down to that, I think, Bobridge said. When he wants something he can get it. If anybody said they dont look up to him, theyd be lying.Not everything has been smooth sailing for Wiggins.He is a staunch opponent of doping in cycling, an altruistic stance but one that sometimes upset the establishment in a sport where performance-enhancing drugs had become endemic. Wiggins also began to drink heavily after his early success, though he stopped following the birth of his son.For the most part, though, everything Wiggins set out to do hes accomplished.Its just more relief than anything, he said after his gold-medal effort. I can wake up Monday and not have this as a burden. You live with it every day. Its gone now.Wiggins plans to ride the Tour of Britain next month, then tackle a few six-day races -- track events where teams of two riders see how far they can ride over six days of competition.It will all end at the Six Days of Ghent, the one that holds so much meaning to him.I take it back to Sydney in 2000 and what that meant to me as a 20-year-old, wandering around there, he said. I came away with a bronze medal there and I thought to myself, `This is it. If I have to go to the job center tomorrow and get a job, I can say I have this bronze medal. 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