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Brisbane star Jamie Maclaren has embraced the expectation of re-producing the A-League magic that had thrust him into a Socceroos jumper earlier this year. Wholesale Diamondbacks Jerseys .Maclaren made his national debut in May after an outstanding campaign that netted 18 goals in the regular season for the Roar, second only to Melbourne City striker Bruno Fornarolis 23.But speaking ahead of Fridays season-opener against Melbourne Victory, Maclaren had no hesitation in saying he could repeat his heroics this summer.Ive always believed in myself. Ive got coaches that believe in me, my teammates believe in me and I believe in what were doing, he told reporters on Tuesday.The structures that weve set up is attacking. Thats what I like and what the attackers like.The reason why I scored 20 goals was because of my teammates and all the chances they give me. Its my job to score goals but, if our team plays well, theyll create chances.However, not only is the 23-year-old confident of more individual success, but he predicts his team could progress further than their agonising extra-time exit last season in the semi-finals.In fact, Maclaren said his team could win the whole thing.Why not? Last year, we fell one short. We were 3-0 up in the semi-final and its something that still hurts me and hurts the boys, he said.We started well last year and, if we can start well this year, its all about consistently winning games. If we can do that at home, get our away record better, hopefully we should be right.Maclaren has failed to add to his lone Socceroos appearance against England five months ago, and has been overlooked for upcoming World Cup qualifiers Saudi Arabia and Japan.But he insisted his sole focus was on helping the Roar to a strong start to the season, which was a major factor in his success last year.Ive got to get my form intact. Ive got to start scoring goals during the season, he said.Coming into last year, I didnt have the thought of the Socceroos. This year is going to be the same. If the Socceroos comes, it comes. If it doesnt, Ive got to make sure Im right for the team. Womens Diamondbacks Jerseys . 10 Texas A&Ms offence dominated as usual against SMU. Archie Bradley Jersey . Here are his mid-season NBA awards.  MVP: (KEVIN DURANT-Thunder) - Has been sensational this season and more importantly, the most consistent player in the league. Considering that his team has been without star guard Russell Westbrook and with the free agent departure of sharpshooter Kevin Martin, hes had to carry the majority of the load to not only keep his team afloat but more importantly, at an elite level. http://www.cheapdiamondbacksjerseyschina.com/taijuan-walker-jersey/ . Nine days before the opening ceremony, organizing committee chief Dmitry Chernyshenko said Wednesday that Sochi is "fully ready" and will deliver safe, friendly and well-run games that defy the grim reports that have overshadowed preparations. NEW YORK -- Until last week, Semi Ojeleye had not appeared in a game for nearly two years and even when he played at Duke, the minutes were limited.Since then, Ojeleye has been putting in the work away from the court and so far it is paying off much to the delight of SMU coach Tim Jankovich.Ojeleye continued his torrid start by scoring 20 of his 24 points in the second half and SMU defeated Pittsburgh 76-67 in the first semifinal of the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.Of course, its enjoyable when a guy sits out, (is) a transfer and you hope he has success, Jankovich said. But Ill triple that because Semis one of the most outstanding young men that you could ever be around your entire life and on top of that he is arguably the hardest worker away from practice time in terms of the time he puts in.Hes a machine, literally, and were like blown away. Weve been around a lot of hard-working guys. I have not been around a guy you set your clock by this guy. Its each and every day and he cant get enough.Ojeleye scored 46 points in 23 games in two seasons with Duke before transferring to the Mustangs following the 2014-15 season. The junior forward surpassed his point total from Duke in the first half when he shot 2 of 7 and then surged past it with several outstanding athletic plays during the second half.Just staying confident, Ojeleye said. Nothing changed in the locker room. I didnt think about what the stats were. I kept trying to do the same stuff I was doing in the first half.Ojeleye missed his first two shots of the second half before starting to roll. He made a 3-pointer about 3 1/2 minutes into the half to give the Mustangs the lead for good and capped his 9-for-17 showing by converting a transition layup in the final minute.Ojeleyes 7-for-10 showing in the final 20 minutes was part of a second half when the Mustangs shot 57 percent after missing nine straight shots to end the first half.Besides Ojeleyes impressive showing, Shake Milton added 14 points while Ben Moore contributed 12.Michael Young scored nearly half of his 22 points at the foul line for Pittsburgh. Jamel Artis added 20 for the Panthers, who had averaged 96 points in home wins over Eastern Michigan and Gardner-Webb. Cheap Diamondbacks Jerseys. Hes athletic, Young said of Ojeleye. He can really get up vertically and he can make some shots. We knew that going in. He got it going in the second half and guys like that we got to take away air space and make them uncomfortable.BIG PICTURESMU: The Mustangs came into the game playing effective defense by allowing 54 points per game and for the most part they continued it. Their defense forced several traveling violations, including one with about 13 1/2 minutes left which resulted in an unsportsmanlike technical and ejection for Sterling Brown. Brown was handed the technical for emphatically applauding in the face of Artis after his defense resulted in a traveling violation.Pittsburgh: The Panthers have struggled defensively and other than the final five-plus minutes of the first half, their defensive issues continued. The Panthers have allowed an average of 82 points so far and even when Stallings started instructing his players to press, it was unsuccessful. Turnovers also continued to be an issue as Pittsburgh committed 13, resulting in 11 fewer field-goal attempts.FAMILIAR COACHING MATCHUPJankovich and Stallings worked together at Vanderbilt. Jankovich was an assistant under Stallings from 1999 to 2002 and the Commodores made two NIT appearances. Jankovich also coached at Illinois State from 2007-2012 over a decade after Stallings coached there.ANOTHER JETER IN NEW YORKFor the second college game at Madison Square Garden, there was a Jeter on the court. Unlike Dukes Chase Jeter, who wears the number two -- the same as the former Yankees captain -- Pittsburghs Sheldon Jeter wears number 21, the same as Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente. Jeter had averaged 13 points in his first two games but was held to five points on 2-of-8 shooting.UP NEXTSMU: Will play in the 2K Classic championship game Friday.Pittsburgh: Will play in the 2K Classic consolation game Friday. 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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- When Daeshon Hall lined up as a freshman defensive end for Texas A&M in 2013, the 6-foot-6 former basketball player wasnt much of a threat, tipping the scales at just over 200 pounds. Michael Taylor Jersey .Four years and about 60 pounds later, Hall has morphed into a star for the eighth-ranked Aggies . And his performance in their win over South Carolina on Saturday when fellow defensive end and likely first-round draft pick Myles Garrett was out with a leg injury earned Hall SEC defensive lineman of the week honors.As the Aggies prepare to host No. 9 Tennessee in a matchup of unbeaten teams on Saturday, theyll need another big game from Hall, especially if Garrett sits out again. Coach Kevin Sumlin refused to give any information on Garretts health on Tuesday.Hall had two quarterback hits, six tackles, two sacks and 3 1/2 tackles for losses against the Gamecocks. His work left him with a team-leading 8 1/2 tackles for losses and his five sacks tie Garrett for the team lead.Sumlin said the key to Halls improvement comes down to the work hes put in to bulk up to a size appropriate for playing on the defensive line. He said Hall shouldnt have played as a freshman, but that it was a necessity because they didnt have anyone else to do it.Should have redshirted, but we had to play him, Sumlin said. Four years later all that experience is a big deal. Size is a big deal. Strength is a big deal. Hes a developmental player. Happy hes hung in there. Hes a tough guy. Last week he was fabulous.Hall shakes his head when asked about how difficult it was to pack on the pounds.I ate a crazy amount of food, but I had a high metabolism so I would start off heavy but it would burn off, Hall said. This year Im doing a real good job of keeping and maintaining my weight.Hall made a big leap last season when he had a career-high seven sacks and 14 + tackles for losses, but as his weight dipped late in the season, there were again questions about his size. Hes aware that people have talked about his lanky frame since he arrived in College Station, and hopes his detractors see the work hes put in to become a force for Texas A&Ms defense.People can see that Im serious about it, he said. I was trying to change peoples mindset about things.Though Hall is often overshadowed by Garrett, who led the SEC with 12 1/2 sacks last season, he is a big reason why the Aggies lead the nation with 50 tackles for losses this season. But Hall deflected praise for his contribution, instead raving about the work of defensive coordinator John Chavis.He does a great job, Hall said. Its a pressure defense and coach Chavis always puts us in great position to make plays.He also shook off questions about whether it was nice not to play in the shadow of Garrett last week.Just try to play hard for Myles, play hard for everybody. ... If somebody goes down we feel like anybody thats behind us can play and take the spot, he said. Ryan Zimmerman Jersey . Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots on Saturday in the Oklahoma City Barons 4-1 victory over the Abbotsford Heat. The Oilers signed Bryzgalov to a one-year $2 million contract last Friday after shedding payroll by dealing defenceman Ladislav Smid to the Flames. Matt Adams Jersey .Y. -- Marcell Dareus and the Buffalo Bills defence made life miserable for Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. http://www.cheapnationalsjerseyschina.com/ . -- Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was selected Monday to his second straight Pro Bowl, while guard Kyle Long made it after a solid rookie season. Saina Nehwal suffered a first-round defeat at the ongoing China Open after losing 16-21, 21-19, 14-21 to Thailands Porntip Buranaprasertsuk on Wednesday.Lost in three sets .. against world number 13 from Thailand ???? so happy to b playing again at the highest level ????- Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) 16 November 2016This was Sainas first tournament since her knee surgery -- that took place soon after the Rio Olympics, where she had lost in the group stages.Saina, in an exclusive interview with ESPN, had earlier stated that ?she was keen just to play matches without concerning herself with the results.Saina has been the sole Indian woman to win the tournament, having defeated Chinas Liu Xin in the 2014 final.Olympic silver medallist PV SSindhu progressed to the second round after a comfortable 21-12, 21-16 win over Chia Hsin Lee from Chinese Taipei. Authentic Nationals Jerseys. 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NASHVILLE, Tenn. Athletics Jerseys Outlet . -- Rob Marberry and George Brammeier each scored 15 points and Lipscomb used a balanced scoring attack to beat Division III Piedmont 99-70 on Tuesday night in the Fordham Showcase.Lipscomb made five of its first seven shots of the second half to extend its lead to 64-40.Garrison Mathews and Michael Buckland added 13 points apiece for Lipscomb (1-1), which had seven players score in double figures. The Bisons had 29 assists -- the most since 2009 -- on 33 made baskets.On Sunday, Mathews matched his career-high with 27 points and fellow sophomore Marberry had 22 points and eight rebounds in his Lipscomb debut.Trae Gaines led Piedmont with 12 points, but the Lions were held to 38 percent shooting and turned it over 20 times.It was the first meeting between the schools since Dec. 4, 1998. Mark McGwire Jersey . Tracey comes to the Blue Bombers after spending over a decade with Queens University. Most recently he was the schools assistant football coach. Glenn Hubbard Jersey . On Mar. 16, coming off a "fight of the year" performance at UFC 154 the previous November, St-Pierre faced Nick Diaz at UFC 158 in what would be his eighth defence of the welterweight title. Using his superior athleticism, St-Pierre cruised to a five round, unanimous decision victory setting up a much-anticipated title defence against number one contender Johny Hendricks. http://www.cheapathleticsjerseyschina.com/dave-henderson-jersey/ . General manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch on Friday that he wants to see Gaboriks contributions go beyond the scoresheet before considering a long-term deal for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent. MEXICO CITY -- Lewis Hamilton kept up the pressure and Nico Rosberg responded on his final lap.The Mercedes duo will start 1-2 at the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday after Rosberg rallied from difficult practice sessions to join his teammate at the front of the starting grid.Hamilton earned pole position Saturday for the second week in a row as he pushes to cut Rosbergs 26-point lead in the drivers championship with just three races left.Im going to try to do the same thing I did last Sunday, Hamilton said of his victory at the U.S. Grand Prix. The car feels great.Rosbergs leap into second position came just as the qualifying expired. And it came after three practice sessions when he struggled to match his rivals pace. Late into qualifying, it looked like Rosberg would be locked out of the front row for the first time since Japan in 2015.Earning the front row start is critical. Even if Hamilton wins, Rosbergs lead is big enough that he can clinch the title by finishing second twice and third once in the final three races of the season. That would match the 1982 season championship won by his father Keke Rosberg .Rosbergs best lap of was 0.254 seconds slower than Hamilton.Lewis lap was brilliant, not so much mine, Rosberg said. I put it together in the end though.Hamilton has been in top form chasing Rosberg of late. His win in Texas kept alive his slim title homes with hopes he can keep pressuring Rosberg into a mistake.But Rosbergs season has been relatively problem-free, with nine wins so far as Hamilton has been bedeviled by problems. Hamilton had a comfortable latte lead in Malaysia when he was knocked out of the race with an engine problem. Rollie Fingers Jersey. The defeat handed Rosberg a commanding lead for his first career season championship.Hamilton also has been dogged by poor starts much of the season: His previous 10 pole positions have resulted in only four victories. Hamilton avoided a similar problem in Texas when he led from start to finish, but Rosberg couldnt resist a jab Saturday to remind him of his struggles from the front.As weve seen, pole position isnt everything on Sunday, Rosberg said.Red Bulls Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo will fill out the second row Sunday, with Force Indias Nico Hulkenberg fifth ahead of the Ferrari duo of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.The two Mexican drivers, Force Indias Sergio Perez and Haas F1s Esteban Gutierrez had disappointing qualifying sessions in front of their cheering home crowd. Perez will start 12th and Gutierrez 17th.Rosberg dominated the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in 2015, winning an easy race from pole position. Hamilton said hes much more comfortable on the surface and racing in Mexico Citys high altitude this year. The 2015 race was Formula Ones first at the circuit since 1992.Last year we were sliding around a lot, Hamilton said. Today it feels a lot more like a racetrack.A Hamilton victory Sunday would be career win No. 51, tying him with Alain Prost for the second-most in Formula One. Michael Schumacher holds the record with 91. Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 NFL Jerseys China China Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online ' ' ' 
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. Athletics Jerseys Outlet . -- Rob Marberry and George Brammeier each scored 15 points and Lipscomb used a balanced scoring attack to beat Division III Piedmont 99-70 on Tuesday night in the Fordham Showcase.Lipscomb made five of its first seven shots of the second half to extend its lead to 64-40.Garrison Mathews and Michael Buckland added 13 points apiece for Lipscomb (1-1), which had seven players score in double figures. The Bisons had 29 assists -- the most since 2009 -- on 33 made baskets.On Sunday, Mathews matched his career-high with 27 points and fellow sophomore Marberry had 22 points and eight rebounds in his Lipscomb debut.Trae Gaines led Piedmont with 12 points, but the Lions were held to 38 percent shooting and turned it over 20 times.It was the first meeting between the schools since Dec. 4, 1998. Mark McGwire Jersey . Tracey comes to the Blue Bombers after spending over a decade with Queens University. Most recently he was the schools assistant football coach. Glenn Hubbard Jersey . On Mar. 16, coming off a "fight of the year" performance at UFC 154 the previous November, St-Pierre faced Nick Diaz at UFC 158 in what would be his eighth defence of the welterweight title. Using his superior athleticism, St-Pierre cruised to a five round, unanimous decision victory setting up a much-anticipated title defence against number one contender Johny Hendricks. http://www.cheapathleticsjerseyschina.com/dave-henderson-jersey/ . General manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch on Friday that he wants to see Gaboriks contributions go beyond the scoresheet before considering a long-term deal for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent. MEXICO CITY -- Lewis Hamilton kept up the pressure and Nico Rosberg responded on his final lap.The Mercedes duo will start 1-2 at the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday after Rosberg rallied from difficult practice sessions to join his teammate at the front of the starting grid.Hamilton earned pole position Saturday for the second week in a row as he pushes to cut Rosbergs 26-point lead in the drivers championship with just three races left.Im going to try to do the same thing I did last Sunday, Hamilton said of his victory at the U.S. Grand Prix. The car feels great.Rosbergs leap into second position came just as the qualifying expired. And it came after three practice sessions when he struggled to match his rivals pace. Late into qualifying, it looked like Rosberg would be locked out of the front row for the first time since Japan in 2015.Earning the front row start is critical. Even if Hamilton wins, Rosbergs lead is big enough that he can clinch the title by finishing second twice and third once in the final three races of the season. That would match the 1982 season championship won by his father Keke Rosberg .Rosbergs best lap of was 0.254 seconds slower than Hamilton.Lewis lap was brilliant, not so much mine, Rosberg said. I put it together in the end though.Hamilton has been in top form chasing Rosberg of late. His win in Texas kept alive his slim title homes with hopes he can keep pressuring Rosberg into a mistake.But Rosbergs season has been relatively problem-free, with nine wins so far as Hamilton has been bedeviled by problems. Hamilton had a comfortable latte lead in Malaysia when he was knocked out of the race with an engine problem. Rollie Fingers Jersey. The defeat handed Rosberg a commanding lead for his first career season championship.Hamilton also has been dogged by poor starts much of the season: His previous 10 pole positions have resulted in only four victories. Hamilton avoided a similar problem in Texas when he led from start to finish, but Rosberg couldnt resist a jab Saturday to remind him of his struggles from the front.As weve seen, pole position isnt everything on Sunday, Rosberg said.Red Bulls Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo will fill out the second row Sunday, with Force Indias Nico Hulkenberg fifth ahead of the Ferrari duo of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.The two Mexican drivers, Force Indias Sergio Perez and Haas F1s Esteban Gutierrez had disappointing qualifying sessions in front of their cheering home crowd. Perez will start 12th and Gutierrez 17th.Rosberg dominated the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in 2015, winning an easy race from pole position. Hamilton said hes much more comfortable on the surface and racing in Mexico Citys high altitude this year. The 2015 race was Formula Ones first at the circuit since 1992.Last year we were sliding around a lot, Hamilton said. Today it feels a lot more like a racetrack.A Hamilton victory Sunday would be career win No. 51, tying him with Alain Prost for the second-most in Formula One. Michael Schumacher holds the record with 91. Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 NFL Jerseys China China Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online ' ' ' 
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CLEVELAND -- The NBA has moved up the start time for Tuesday nights Cleveland Cavaliers game because of the World Series.The game against Houston at Quicken Loans Arena will now begin an hour earlier at 6 p.m.The champion Cavaliers requested the change to avoid an extended overlap with Game 6 of the World Series, which starts at 8:08 p.m. at neighboring Progressive Field.The Cleveland Indians lead the Chicago Cubs 3-2 and can win their first World Series since 1948. In June, the Cavaliers defeated Golden State in Game 7 of the NBA Finals to end the citys championship drought after 52 years.Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was granted a similar request when the teams Oct. 25 opener was to begin at the same time as the World Series opener.The Indians and Cavaliers have shared a downtown sports complex since 1994. Henrik Stenson has labelled 2016 as the best year of his career so far after clinching a second Race to Dubai title in four seasons. Stenson began the week 299,675 points ahead of Danny Willett and made certain of ending the year as European No 1 with a closing 65 matched by defending champion Rory McIlroy.The Swede finished tied-ninth, five stokes adrift of tournament winner Matt Fitzpatrick, to cap a special year and secure his first Race to Dubai title since 2013. Stenson mixed eight birdies with a sole blemish Im very pleased to get my name on this trophy once again, Stenson told Sky Sports. Its been a great year, the best year of my career.Ive always thought it was going to be hard to top 2013, but I think Ive done that this year. Maybe not to the level of golf over six months, but certainly with the highlights of winning The Open, [winning silver at] the Olympics and managing to win The Race to Dubai again. Stenson played alongside McIlroy during the final round I always knew it was going to be a tough race to finish it off here in The Final Series. Luckily for me, I didnt really win it this week here in Dubai or last week in South Africa. Dubai delight for Fitzpatrick Matt Fitzpatrick claims one-shot win at DP World Tour Championship I knew I needed one really good week, and I managed to knock that one out early at HSBC.dddddddddddd Its been more of a cruise and seeing what the other guys do. European Tour Golf November 21, 2016, 4:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Willett needed a top-five finish or better to have any chance of ending the year in top spot, but struggled to a tie for 50th and finshed as runner-up in the Race to Dubai for the second year running.Its a disappointing four-week stretch that Ive just had, to end what still will be a pretty memorable year, Willett said. It hasnt been quite good enough for what we needed to do. Willett posted a one-under 70 on Sunday Ill be a bit disappointed I would have thought for a bit, but you then kind of look at what youve done and then try and move forward. I think the body and mind need a bit of a rest, and hopefully we can come out fresh around a golf course that I quite like at Hong Kong and then have a good four or five week break over Christmas. Also See: Fitzpatrick wins Dubai title Final Dubai leaderboard Stenson celebrates R2D crown Golf live on Sky Sports Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 NFL Jerseys China China Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online ' ' ' 
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BENGALURU --- When the womens 4x400m relay quartet of Nirmala Sheoran, Tintu Luka, MR Poovamma and Anilda Thomas booked Indias berth at the Rio Olympics during the Indian Grand Prix in Bengaluru earlier this month, one of their teammates would have been forgiven for pumping her fist harder than others. Nike Shox Clearance .At 28, Ashwini Akkunji is raring to have her first go at the Olympics. More than that, it would be a shot at redemption for her.I come from an agricultural family in a small village called Jansale, Udupi district (in Karnataka), and in my childhood days I used to run in school, Akkunji says. My father always encouraged me about sports. The foundation of my career in sport was when I went to a sports school in Bangalore.Starting out as a sprinter, the young Akkunji tried her hand at 800m as well, before settling on the 400m, encouraged by her father, who observed how her lanky frame and stride-length gave her a natural advantage.However, it would take a few years, until the preparations for a seminal year in 2010 which brought her in touch with Russian coach Yuri Ogorodnik, that Akkunji began a purple patch in her career.The year 2010 was really amazing, because I got a very good opportunity to train under Yuri and the 4X400m relay team; the seniors were really good back then, Akkunji says of a phase when she helped India to relay golds in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and the Guangzhou Asian Games, besides bagging the 400m hurdles gold in the latter.I learnt a lot of things from my seniors, truly speaking, because they guided me. They told me things about running and also encouraged me a lot.A dark phase was to follow, when Akkunji and two of her relay teammates were among seven athletes who tested positive for anabolic steroids just prior to an Asian Championship in Japan the following year. Akkunjis voice chokes when recalling the two-year ban that followed.Those two years, emotionally and personally as well, were the hardest of my life, Akkunji says. My morale had really gone down. If my life had been normal then, I could have won gold medal. People used to humiliate us; I know it was a difficult situation. Life was entirely different, between 2010 and 2014.The ban was lifted 2013, and her first competitive race only took place the following June at the Inter-State Championship in Lucknow. Running the 400m hurdles, she beat her closest competitor by almost nine seconds in her heat. She then clinched the gold with a timing that broke the existing meet record -- held by Jauna Murmu, ironically one of her former colleagues who was also handed out a ban in 2011.She was ready for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, though this time the Indian team would fall way short of defending the crown they picked up in Delhi, finishing fifth in their heat. In two months time, Akkunji sat out as her younger teammates smashed the existing Asian Games record -- recorded by Akkunji and her team in 2010 -- on their way to the relay gold in Incheon.Akkunji stresses the importance of educating athletes about what they are ingesting, while pointing out an inherent flaw in the Indian drug-testing system.We dont have any specialised lab here to test. If anyone is taking something, we dont know what we are taking. We (athletes) are not manufacturers; at least we should have one specialist lab where we can test whatever we have taken. It is just a precaution.Akkunji also demands greater accountability from the nutritional supplements industry, possibly because there were rumours at the time of her ban that the banned substances had been introduced into the athletes due to supplements given by their coaches.The supplements industry is just a money-making enterprise. They dont think about athletes. But as athletes, we have to take supplements. Our physical capacity is not that much; we have to train and we need recovery.We cant say daal, chawal, roti?(pulses, rice and bread) and youll be an Olympic medallist. I dont think so; it would be foolishness. If daal, chawal, roti?was the diet of champions, every man on the street would be a medallist. Everybody is different and we have to think about recovery, diet, and everything.Akkunjis eyes light up when asked about the prospects of the relay team in Rio. Our team is really good for the Olympics. Two of the girls are from PT Ushas academy, one of the girls, Nirmala (Sheoran), is from Haryana; shes a really young girl. And we also have (MR) Poovamma, Anilda (Thomas), Debashree (Majumdar) and me.?People can say anything, but the 4x400m girls will always come in medal reckoning. New girls, anybody, (even) if I am not there, any of the other girls...the 4x400m team is always going to win in Asia and the next Commonwealth Games also. Were going to get medals. Nike Shox Sale . The Dutchmans tenure got off to a poor start when referee Guido Winkmann awarded a penalty within two minutes for Niklas Starks clumsy challenge on Alexandru Maxim. Nike Shox r4 Discount . Catch all the action on TSN2 at 11pm et/8pm pt. The nine-time Big 12 champion Jayhawks are positioning themselves for another title, as they have run out to a flawless 6-0 mark in conference play thus far. http://www.csidusa.com/nike-shox-r4-mens-74/ . Paul Pierce couldnt believe he missed at the end. Young scored a season-high 26 points to spark a huge effort from the leagues most productive bench, and Los Angeles beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-94 on Wednesday night after blowing a 27-point lead. Al Horford and Jae Crowder are close to returning for the Boston Celtics. Whether those two starters get back in action on Saturday remains a major question mark.Both remained sidelined on Friday, when the Celtics were defeated at home by Golden State, 104-88. Horford missed his ninth consecutive game with a concussion, while Crowder sat out for the eighth straight contest with a sprained left ankle.The Celtics complete a back-to-back at the Detroit Pistons home venue, The Palace of Auburn HillsCoach Brad Stevens said Horford and Crowder, who comprise two-thirds of Bostons frontcourt, will accompany the team on its three-game road trip. Theyll also make stops in Minnesota (Monday) and Brooklyn (Wednesday).Al had by far his best day (Thursday), Stevens said. He did some three-on-three, some one-on-one, went up and down, and felt pretty good. Hopefully, barring no setbacks, were closer than further with him.Boston has another injury concern as guard Marcus Smart left Fridays game with a left ankle bruise. The Celtics (6-6) shot 37.3 percent from the field in the loss.Weve got 70 games left, Stevens said in his postgame press conference. We havent played a game yet without (at least) two of our top eight rotation guys (out).Golden State outscored Boston 31-9 in the third quarter.Theyre really good, and we all know that, but you just cant have droughts against them, Stevens said.Point guard Isaiah Thomas expressed irritation that he only played 28 minutes, scoring a team-high 18 points.We went into panic mode, he ttold the Boston Globe. Nike Pegasus 34 Womens. We gave up.The Pistons (6-7) are the only unbeaten team at home this season at 5-0. Theyve won by double digits each time while holding every opponent under 90 points.Theyve been a completely different club on the road with a 1-7 mark. They were blown out 104-81 by the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.Detroit was held to 31.2 percent shooting by the Cavaliers and none of its starters reached double figures.We got crushed, coach Stan Van Gundy said with disgust. They played harder than us, they played better than us, they moved the ball better, they played better together, they defended better, they did everything better.Van Gundy indicated he would consider changing the starting lineup. The Pistons were down 30-19 after the first quarter.We didnt get enough good looks and they challenged everything around the rim, he said. I give them all the credit. They played a lot harder than we did. We were just awful.One silver lining for the Pistons -- they play their next four games at home after being on the road six of the last seven games. 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Former Chicago Blackhawks left wing Andrew Ladd has signed a seven-year deal with the New York Islanders.The Islanders saw two long-time stars go elsewhere as Frans Nielsen signed with Detroit on a six-year pact and Kyle Okposo is headed to Buffalo on a seven-year contract. New York is also expected to let forward Matt Martin go.?Ladd totaled 25 goals and 21 assists last season in 78 games for Winnipeg and Chicago.The 31-year-old left win has career totals of 210 goals and 256 assists in 12 seasons.The Islanders also signed Jason Chimera on a two year deal. The 37-year-old Chimera had 20 goals and 20 assists for Presidents Trophy-winning Washington. He has 163 goals and 206 assists in 951 career NHL games spanning 15 seasons KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Chattanooga forward and Xavier transfer Makinde London has received a waiver from the NCAA allowing him to play immediately for his new school rather than sitting out the 2016-17 season.Chattanooga officials confirmed Friday night before the Mocs season opener at Tennessee that the NCAA had granted Londons request for a hardship waiver.London, a 6-foot-10 sophomore from Nashville, Tennessee, averaged 1.6 points, 1.3 reboounds and 5.dddddddddddd3 minutes for Xavier last season after redshirting in 2014-15. He was rated as a top-100 prospect by multiple recruiting services when he arrived at Xavier.Chattanooga went 29-6 last season and won the Southern Conferences regular-season and tournament titles to reach the NCAA Tournament. Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 NFL Jerseys China China Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online ' ' ' 
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Thirteen -- count em, 13!!! -- of the 30 big league teams have had their closer roles change hands since the All-Star break, with five of those switches happening since Monday alone. Ryon Healy Jersey . Six of those 13 changed as a result of significant trades, and weve already seen three closers who have saved 20-plus games this season -- Jeremy Jeffress (27), Cody Allen (20) and Brad Ziegler (20) -- traded into situations where they stand little chance at padding those totals.Thats why its not a surprise that nine of the most-added players in ESPN leagues (as of Wednesday morning) are closers, while no other position absorbed as much change in the Going Forward Rankings as the relief pitchers. Simply handing a talented relief arm a potential 16 saves -- that was the average number accrued by the top 10 in the category from Aug. 3 forward last season -- swings a ranking as rapidly as anything, and this past week, a lot of very talented arms fell into that opportunity.To put into perspective what a closers job means -- and Im borrowing this concept here, I admit, though its one that has become more commonplace in the fantasy industry -- lets play a little game of Blind Résumés. ?The following stats have been accrued since (and including) Mothers Day (May 8):Player A: 35 G, 1.59 ERA, 0.71 WHIP, 36.2 K%, .154 BAAPlayer B: 33 G, 2.12 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, 43.2 K%, .179 BAAPlayer C: 36 G, 2.41 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 42.3 K%, .193 BAAPlayer D: 33 G, 1.74 ERA, 1.06 ERA, 37.3 K%, .209 BAAMost likely, youd have picked either Player A or B. Player A,?Kenley Jansen, is ranked No.1 among relief pitchers on the Player Rater.?Player B? Hes Andrew Miller, who will probably notch almost all of the Cleveland Indians saves going forward. Chances are, though, that you also took long looks at Players C and D, which is the point of this exercise: Theyre Dellin Betances?(C)?and Ken Giles?(D), the New York Yankees and Houston Astros new respective closers.Now add 16 saves to each of those stat lines. Not only are they remarkably similar players, but cant compelling cases be made that they should comprise four of the top five relief pitcher rankings spots? As is, Jansen (first), Miller (fourth) and Betances (sixth) made the top six, with the only reasons for Giles slotting in at 16th (15th if you remove relief-eligible starter Danny Duffy) being his early-season struggles coupled with more limited overall big league experience than the other three. Still, a compelling case could be made that Giles belongs as high as eighth, between Mark Melancon and Roberto Osuna.If were willing to ignore big league experience, incidentally, a fifth résumé could easily be added to the list:Player E: 25 G, 1.73 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 46.0 K%, .243 BAAThats the stat line of new Seattle Mariners closer Edwin Diaz, who could easily make a top-10 reliever case right now.And, as an aside, Zach Britton has a 0.00 ERA in his 33 games during that same time span.Here are some quick thoughts about a few starting pitchers...Clayton Kershaw is this weeks toughest to rank. Hes a former No. 1 overall player who is now a pitcher with a range of outcomes as wide as his not throwing another pitch in 2016 to making as many as nine more starts. Granted, the latter is much less likely than the former, but ranking -- nay, valuing for trade purposes -- Kershaw right now comes down to your risk aversity. My ranking below bakes in a seven-start projection, but also one that docks him slightly in the performance department (2.15 ERA and 1.01 WHIP). You might feel he wont pitch that effectively if/when he returns, or you might anticipate a different number of starts, so to give a sense of where hed slot in my rankings based on starts with those ratios:Nine more starts: No. 17 overall, No. 3 starting pitcher. Eight: No. 35 overall, No. 11 starting pitcher. Six: No. 52 overall, No. 15 starting pitcher. Five: No. 87 overall, No. 22 starting pitcher. Four: No. 168 overall, No. 45 starting pitcher. Three: No. 259 overall, No. 69 starting pitcher. With fewer than three starts, Kershaw wouldnt generate a meaningful ranking.From a scheduling standpoint, consider that, as of the games scheduled for Aug. 3, 13 is the most starts any individual could make for the rest of the season, barring a pitcher working on three-day rest at any point. The average team has 51.1 remaining games, which works out to 11.2 average starts per pitcher. Chances are, I might be somewhat optimistic about Kershaws rest-of-2016 prospects, but hes also earned that optimism.Ive been asked about my Noah Syndergaard ranking recently, especially in light of his decent performances in his past two starts. Its picking and choosing samples, but the statistical difference before and after the post-June 22 report that he was pitching through a bone spur in his elbow is stark:Before: 14 GS, 1 GR, 8 W, 12 QS, 2.08 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 30.8 K%After: 6 GS, 1 W, 3 QS, 3.62 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, 28.4 K%Rankings arent entirely about projections; theres also a bit of feel involved. Gerrit Cole is such an example -- a far more talented starting pitcher than what he has shown in Player Rater terms over the past year and a half. Hes more capable of missing bats than this, and I wonder whether he might lean more on his breaking pitches (curveball and slider) knowing now that he needs to carry this Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff going forward. Since the beginning of 2014, and among pitchers with at least 50 starts, Coles 39.3 percent miss rate on swings against his breaking pitches ranked 14th out of 114, and only 22 pitchers induced more than Coles 199 whiffs with breaking balls during that time span, despite the fact that 39 pitchers went to the breaking ball more often with two strikes.New ESPN position eligibilityThe following players added new position eligibility within the past two weeks. As a reminder, position players need to appear 10 times at a new position to gain in-season eligibility, while pitchers need to make three starts to earn starting-pitching eligibility or five relief appearances to earn relief-pitching eligibility.Mike Aviles (2B), Joel De La Cruz (SP), Brandon Drury (2B), Carson Fulmer (RP), Matt Holliday (1B), Edwin Jackson (SP), Seth Lugo (RP), Jonathon Niese (RP), Jace Peterson (OF), Miguel Rojas (3B).The following players are within two games of earning new eligibility, with their total games played noted at the listed position.Cristhian Adames (2B, 9 games), Emilio Bonifacio (OF, 8 games), Daniel Castro (3B, 9 games), Ji-Man Choi (OF, 9 games), Christian Colon (3B, 8 games), Chase dArnaud (2B, 9 games), Ivan De Jesus (3B, 8 games), Daniel Descalso (1B, 9 games), Nick Franklin (OF, 8 games), Adam Frazier (2B, 9 games), Paul Janish (3B, 9 games), Raul Mondesi (2B, 8 games), Daniel Murphy (1B, 8 games), Gregorio Petit (3B, 8 games), Tyler Saladino (2B, 8 games), Ronald Torreyes (SS, 8 games), Kennys Vargas (1B, 8 games).Going-forward rankings: Week 17Listed below are my updated, going-forward rankings. These are based upon an ESPN standard league of 10 teams and Rotisserie 5x5 scoring. Click here to see these rankings sorted by position. Kyle Seager Jersey . The catch: It needs a lot of money, and it needs it fast. Youth Mariners Jerseys . Luis Suarezs double powered Liverpool to a 4-0 victory over Fulham, and Southampton easily overcame Hull 4-1 to continue the south coast clubs impressive start to the season. Liverpool and Southampton sent Chelsea down to fourth place as the west London club was held to 2-2 at home. http://www.cheapmarinersjerseyschina.com/ . -- Nate Robinson has played for seven teams, so beating one of them is no longer a rare occurrence. 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Thirteen -- count em, 13!!! -- of the 30 big league teams have had their closer roles change hands since the All-Star break, with five of those switches happening since Monday alone. Ryon Healy Jersey . Six of those 13 changed as a result of significant trades, and weve already seen three closers who have saved 20-plus games this season -- Jeremy Jeffress (27), Cody Allen (20) and Brad Ziegler (20) -- traded into situations where they stand little chance at padding those totals.Thats why its not a surprise that nine of the most-added players in ESPN leagues (as of Wednesday morning) are closers, while no other position absorbed as much change in the Going Forward Rankings as the relief pitchers. Simply handing a talented relief arm a potential 16 saves -- that was the average number accrued by the top 10 in the category from Aug. 3 forward last season -- swings a ranking as rapidly as anything, and this past week, a lot of very talented arms fell into that opportunity.To put into perspective what a closers job means -- and Im borrowing this concept here, I admit, though its one that has become more commonplace in the fantasy industry -- lets play a little game of Blind Résumés. ?The following stats have been accrued since (and including) Mothers Day (May 8):Player A: 35 G, 1.59 ERA, 0.71 WHIP, 36.2 K%, .154 BAAPlayer B: 33 G, 2.12 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, 43.2 K%, .179 BAAPlayer C: 36 G, 2.41 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 42.3 K%, .193 BAAPlayer D: 33 G, 1.74 ERA, 1.06 ERA, 37.3 K%, .209 BAAMost likely, youd have picked either Player A or B. Player A,?Kenley Jansen, is ranked No.1 among relief pitchers on the Player Rater.?Player B? Hes Andrew Miller, who will probably notch almost all of the Cleveland Indians saves going forward. Chances are, though, that you also took long looks at Players C and D, which is the point of this exercise: Theyre Dellin Betances?(C)?and Ken Giles?(D), the New York Yankees and Houston Astros new respective closers.Now add 16 saves to each of those stat lines. Not only are they remarkably similar players, but cant compelling cases be made that they should comprise four of the top five relief pitcher rankings spots? As is, Jansen (first), Miller (fourth) and Betances (sixth) made the top six, with the only reasons for Giles slotting in at 16th (15th if you remove relief-eligible starter Danny Duffy) being his early-season struggles coupled with more limited overall big league experience than the other three. Still, a compelling case could be made that Giles belongs as high as eighth, between Mark Melancon and Roberto Osuna.If were willing to ignore big league experience, incidentally, a fifth résumé could easily be added to the list:Player E: 25 G, 1.73 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 46.0 K%, .243 BAAThats the stat line of new Seattle Mariners closer Edwin Diaz, who could easily make a top-10 reliever case right now.And, as an aside, Zach Britton has a 0.00 ERA in his 33 games during that same time span.Here are some quick thoughts about a few starting pitchers...Clayton Kershaw is this weeks toughest to rank. Hes a former No. 1 overall player who is now a pitcher with a range of outcomes as wide as his not throwing another pitch in 2016 to making as many as nine more starts. Granted, the latter is much less likely than the former, but ranking -- nay, valuing for trade purposes -- Kershaw right now comes down to your risk aversity. My ranking below bakes in a seven-start projection, but also one that docks him slightly in the performance department (2.15 ERA and 1.01 WHIP). You might feel he wont pitch that effectively if/when he returns, or you might anticipate a different number of starts, so to give a sense of where hed slot in my rankings based on starts with those ratios:Nine more starts: No. 17 overall, No. 3 starting pitcher. Eight: No. 35 overall, No. 11 starting pitcher. Six: No. 52 overall, No. 15 starting pitcher. Five: No. 87 overall, No. 22 starting pitcher. Four: No. 168 overall, No. 45 starting pitcher. Three: No. 259 overall, No. 69 starting pitcher. With fewer than three starts, Kershaw wouldnt generate a meaningful ranking.From a scheduling standpoint, consider that, as of the games scheduled for Aug. 3, 13 is the most starts any individual could make for the rest of the season, barring a pitcher working on three-day rest at any point. The average team has 51.1 remaining games, which works out to 11.2 average starts per pitcher. Chances are, I might be somewhat optimistic about Kershaws rest-of-2016 prospects, but hes also earned that optimism.Ive been asked about my Noah Syndergaard ranking recently, especially in light of his decent performances in his past two starts. Its picking and choosing samples, but the statistical difference before and after the post-June 22 report that he was pitching through a bone spur in his elbow is stark:Before: 14 GS, 1 GR, 8 W, 12 QS, 2.08 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 30.8 K%After: 6 GS, 1 W, 3 QS, 3.62 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, 28.4 K%Rankings arent entirely about projections; theres also a bit of feel involved. Gerrit Cole is such an example -- a far more talented starting pitcher than what he has shown in Player Rater terms over the past year and a half. Hes more capable of missing bats than this, and I wonder whether he might lean more on his breaking pitches (curveball and slider) knowing now that he needs to carry this Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff going forward. Since the beginning of 2014, and among pitchers with at least 50 starts, Coles 39.3 percent miss rate on swings against his breaking pitches ranked 14th out of 114, and only 22 pitchers induced more than Coles 199 whiffs with breaking balls during that time span, despite the fact that 39 pitchers went to the breaking ball more often with two strikes.New ESPN position eligibilityThe following players added new position eligibility within the past two weeks. As a reminder, position players need to appear 10 times at a new position to gain in-season eligibility, while pitchers need to make three starts to earn starting-pitching eligibility or five relief appearances to earn relief-pitching eligibility.Mike Aviles (2B), Joel De La Cruz (SP), Brandon Drury (2B), Carson Fulmer (RP), Matt Holliday (1B), Edwin Jackson (SP), Seth Lugo (RP), Jonathon Niese (RP), Jace Peterson (OF), Miguel Rojas (3B).The following players are within two games of earning new eligibility, with their total games played noted at the listed position.Cristhian Adames (2B, 9 games), Emilio Bonifacio (OF, 8 games), Daniel Castro (3B, 9 games), Ji-Man Choi (OF, 9 games), Christian Colon (3B, 8 games), Chase dArnaud (2B, 9 games), Ivan De Jesus (3B, 8 games), Daniel Descalso (1B, 9 games), Nick Franklin (OF, 8 games), Adam Frazier (2B, 9 games), Paul Janish (3B, 9 games), Raul Mondesi (2B, 8 games), Daniel Murphy (1B, 8 games), Gregorio Petit (3B, 8 games), Tyler Saladino (2B, 8 games), Ronald Torreyes (SS, 8 games), Kennys Vargas (1B, 8 games).Going-forward rankings: Week 17Listed below are my updated, going-forward rankings. 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Brisbane is reportedly set to wrest the 2019 NRL grand final from Sydney in a long-awaited coup for Queensland rugby league fans.The move is dependent on a bid from the Queensland government, News Corp Australia reports, with the NRL in coming weeks to take in offers from prospective hosts for the first grand final outside Sydney.The league has previously indicated the door is open for Brisbane to host a grand final while ANZ Stadium at Homebush undergoes a $1.6 billion makeover and its expected two premiership deciders - 2019 and 2020 - will be sold to non-Sydney venues.. 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Will Greenwood selects his favourite five moments from the week as the Autumn Internationals continue and records are broken. Ten was the magic number at Twickenham on Saturday as England continued their winning run and ended a decade of hurt when Eddie Jones men outclassed the Springboks.  Six months half price Upgrade to Sky Sports to watch Man Utd v Arsenal on Saturday and get the first six months half price First-half tries from Jonny May and Courtney Lawes put England on course for a 10th successive Test win, with George Ford and Owen Farrell crossing after the restart. South African replacement Johan Goosen scored a try on the hour mark and Willie le Roux grabbed a second with two minutes remaining but there were few positives for the visitors, as their stranglehold over the hosts was brought to an end. England vs Fiji November 19, 2016, 2:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Elsewhere, it was a weekend to remember for England Womens prop Rochelle Clark. The Worcester Valkyries player overtook male counterpart Jason Leonard to become Englands most-capped player and marked the occasion with her sides opening try against Ireland as the Red Roses late surge secured a 12-10 victory over the hosts.It was not just the action on the field that has caught the attention this week as a superb mannequin challenge from Jamie Cudmore and Paul OConnell makes the favourite five. Ireland vs New Zealand November 19, 2016, 5:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass The duo recreated their infamous scuffle from Munster and Clermonts 2008 Heineken Cup match up in which OConnell was shown yellow and the Canadian was given his matching orders but it seems that all is forgotten now. Click on the video above to watch Wills favourite five momentsUpgrade to Sky Sports now to watch Man Utd v Arsenal this Saturday and get the first six months half price! Also See: Itoje wins World Rugby award Clark breaks England cap record England outclass Springboks Barbarians cruise to Fiji win SANDUSKY, Ohio -- With smoke so thick they couldnt see in front of them and knowing a raging fire roared in the walls about five truck-lengths away, firefighters couldnt immediately work to save the heart of a NASCAR race team.In the wee hours of June 13, firefighters wanted to salvage the ThorSport Racing trucks -- everyone in town knew they had won NASCAR Camping World Truck Series titles -- but the firefighters couldnt do anything at the moment.We came in through the lobby, you couldnt see your hand in front of your face -- the whole building was heavily charred with smoke, Perkins Township Fire Department lieutenant Mike Pflieger said about entering the building at about 12:30 a.m. We were working our way toward the back, and I knew the power was going to be shut off soon and we didnt want to get any farther and have the power shut off and not be able to find our way back out.So we turned around and came back. The power was shut off. We tied a little search line [to get back in].Now the firefighters could start pushing 10-15 trucks out of the shop. Or at least they thought they had enough time.There was water running through here like a river, Pflieger said. At one point, we knew there was a collapse in the back [of the building]. We looked down and saw chunks of burned wood floating past us.Pushing the trucks wasnt going to be as easy as it looked. Some trucks were up on jack stands. Others had steering locks on them.We felt like we were part of the pit crew, said firefighter Bryan Brace about attempting to get the trucks out. We were changing tires and looking for steering wheels. That was their lives [along with] the toolboxes and the one-of-a-kind tools that they make.Nearly three hours after the fire in the suspension and fab shop was discovered, firefighters finally could push the trucks to the team members in the loading bay, who then pushed them outside the building. Only a few of the teams 18 trucks were destroyed.ThorSport went to Iowa later in the week, and Cameron Hayley finished third with a truck that Brace had pushed out of the shop.It took a little bit for us to explain how to get the steering lock off of it and working in pitch black, it was a little hard to do, ThorSport Racing general manager David Pepper said. In full fire gear, it couldnt have been easy -- its hard for us to get them off in T-shirts and work shirts. I cant imagine what it was like.The saving of those trucks was just the start of how a community helped ThorSport rise above the ashes and continue to race. Two-time series champion Matt Crafton is solidly in the Chase, while the teams other three drivers -- Hayley (ninth in points), Ben Rhodes (12th) and Rico Abreu (13) likely need a win.They know the fire set the team back, having to concentrate on building trucks and not making them better. But the fact they continued to race remains an inspiration.At first it appeared they were the victims of bad luck. More than a quarter of the shop had been destroyed, possibly from a cigarette butt that caused a fire that ran up the side of the building and then in the area between the ceiling and the roof, rendering the sprinklers and fire alarm sensors useless. Pumps, which would have gotten water out of the building quicker, sat idle because power was shut off once firefighters arrived.It took 47 firefighters from four departments, including 25 from the Perkins Township Fire Department, using 500,000 gallons of water in 18 hours to fight the blaze. They lost a 25,000-square-foot section of the shop; damage was estimated at $10 million.There were times where I thought we were going to lose the entire building, fire captain Jim Johnson said. Once it gets up in that roof area, its hard to put out.But bad luck depends on your view. In one big way, ThorSport was lucky. Mike Choiniere, who was working late in the shop doing some wiring on a truck, needed to charge his phone. He went to the suspension room to find a charger and he could smell the smoke. He went into the basement, where he saw the fire in the holes of the basement wall.Unable to make a phone call with a dead phone and wanting to get out of the building, he set off a fire alarm, emptied two fire extinguishers into the wall and had to run about a quarter-mile around a couple of other buildings to find the main security guard of the complex to report the fire.Thank God for the iPhone he needed to use, Pepper said looking at the area where the suspension room is now filled with just dirt and rubble. Somewhere in there is his phone charger.Team owner Duke Thorson could barely watch the building burn. His pride-and-joy, 100,000-square-foot shop opened in 2011 in what was once a meatpacking facility.You put so much heart and soul into that place and youre sitting there watching it die, watching it burn into the ground, and wondering are they going to save it and you cant do a damn thing about it, Crafton said about Thorsons likely view. You can watch it, but its just gruesome.Thorson told maintenance head George Sharp he wanted the shop back to functional in four weeks. A more realistic vision would be eight weeks to Sharp, and Pepper thought that estimate was unlikely.But this is a place where people are fiercely loyal to Thorson, whose businesses include SealMaster paving materials, horse farms and other ventures.I got out of bed and flew over here, Sharp said when he heard about the fire and his concern for his employers building. I was heree for 16 hours.dddddddddddd I had to go home [once] and put my teeth in.Sharp has a passion for Thorson and his companies. He had started working in a plant at 14 or 15, and wired a plant in Colorado at age 18. Over 30 years working on and off for Thorson, he has hired so many contractors in the past, he knew the calls to make. Contracts would get done, if needed, quickly, with those doing the work knowing a favor now means counting on another project in the future.Everyone except the cleanup crew was local.Everybody dropped what they were doing when they came here, Sharp said.For a few days after the fire, the race team moved across the street and worked in a Kroger parking lot near the shop. Hayley remembers throwing away his smoky clothes after spending an entire day cleaning parts and pieces -- some likely saved when team members used floating tires as rafts, placing parts and pieces on them to flow outside.The Kroger parking lot would work for a couple of days, but the race teams needed a new place to set up shop for at least a month or six weeks.Local sprint-car racer Chris Andrews, who has begged ThorSport to put him in a truck, had just purchased a 6,000-square-foot building at a former junkyard three days earlier to expand his hauler refurbishing company. He offered ThorSport the facility and later worked out a business trade deal with Thorson.I know quite a few guys, Andrews said. Pretty much everyone around the city knows each other. ... Ive been trying to do something with them for 10 years. Being local and driving past that shop every day is tough to stomach.Ive always admired trucks. It is the real racing. Maybe one day. Well see. Having those guys here for a racer like me was unreal.It was unreal for the team, too.We got really lucky, Pepper said.Some would consider whether it was really lucky. They had a place where they wouldnt have sun beating down on them -- or rain -- but not a bunch of other comforts for a typical elite race team.ThorSport had to bring in portable rest rooms (and on such late notice, they werent even the cleanest port-a-johns). As they slashed on the trucks in the non-air-conditioned building, Andrews was having work done on the grounds outside the building, creating a mini-Eldora type dusty atmosphere for the crews even inside the building. One morning, the team discovered a raccoon in the hauler.It would take the team twice as long to do anything because they couldnt find certain parts. They had no surface setup plates but did take over a pull-down to test suspension.It was real bad, Crafton crew chief Carl Joiner said. But we were really thankful he let us have it. ... It just happened to be the worse time of year for humidity.About a 10-minute drive away from that shop was Pegasus Trailers. The official trailer builder of the NHRA, they lent ThorSport about 12,000 square feet so it could do fab work. With working rest rooms and air conditioning, it was much better to be a ThorSport fab shop worker than a mechanic for the month of July.Again, no contract was needed and ThorSport employees even got keys to the building. Enough business moves between Thorson and Pegasus -- which also builds trailers for Thorsons horses -- that they had a deep trust.We are big race fans, said Larry McGee, Pegasus general manager. Those guys arent only customers. Theyre also friends. ... it was a no-brainer to give them some space to work out of.As the team toiled, walls were stripped at the ThorSport shop. They rewired, installed new plumbing and sprinklers. In a little more than five weeks, the ThorSport crews could return. A week later, they got some air conditioning.Its hard to build new and bring to the race track what youve been running each and every week when you dont have a surface plate to set the thing up on, Crafton said. This is a game of hundredths of seconds and crew chiefs are so meticulous in everything they do ... and they dont have the work atmosphere theyre used to, its tough on them.The shop, now 11 weeks after the fire, appears as a normal race shop. Except for the fact that there is part of a building missing. The plans to rebuild are being worked on and they hope it is ready in six to eight months, and one thing will be added: Windows. If anyone had a complaint about that area, it was that they would go to work in the winter in the dark and leave in the dark.No more. They will have natural light. Theyll be able to see outside. If theres a fire, they might not need to knock a wall down.They still might leave the ThorSport Racing shop with clothes that reek of smoke -- the stench remains and possibly will never go away. Who knows when they will have to stop putting air fresheners in trucks to help with the smell.Maybe someday Andrews will parlay his generosity into a ride. And there are contractors knowing they are in good graces with someone they can do business with in the future.Mostly, the ThorSport employees knows they will persevere.The first day when I showed up there, it was a total disaster, Crafton said. It was Oh, s---. Unbelievable. What are we going to do? How are we going to get to the race track?... It was amazing the whole crew Duke had there with a lot of hours and so did our guys in s----- circumstances. It was ugly. It was really cool what the community did, what Duke did for everybody. 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