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Floyd Mayweather attacked Conor McGregor with a homophobic Travis Shaw Womens Jersey slur and accused the UFC fighter of racism in the final leg of a promotional tour that has descended into an ugly war of words. The UFC lightweight champion was again forced to defend himself against allegations of racism as Mayweather rounded on him at a heated press call in front of 10,000 fans at Wembley Arena. “Racism still exists. It’s all about treating people like you want to be treated. To get respect you must give respect,” said Mayweather, who then called McGregor a “faggot” on stage. “He totally disrespected black women. He called black people monkeys. Then he spoke disrespectfully to my mother and my daughter. There are certain levels you don’t stoop to and certain levels you just don’t go to. I love everybody from all walks of life.” Mayweather and McGregor stick to script as media tour kicks off in LA Read more Claims of racism against McGregor were first levelled during the opening two legs of the four-date journey through North America and Europe to generate publicity for their August 26 clash. McGregor told Mayweather “dance for me, boy” – a phrase with racial overtones. In New York, the UFC lightweight champion had only inflamed the issue, saying he was “half-black from the belly button down” before appearing to refer to black people as “dancing monkeys” when discussing the film Rocky III on a chat show. Irishman McGregor, who has predicted he will win inside four rounds despite never having previously boxed as a http://www.authenticmilwaukeebrewers.com/Wily-Peralta-Jersey professional, vehemently denied being a racist. “You can be fooled by [Mayweather] if you want to be fooled by him. You know the man’s character and his history. He’s trying to sway people in his favour and it’s a cheap move,” McGregor said. “I was trying to address something in my own little way but whatever, if he feels it’s disrespectful then he’s an idiot and fuck him as well. It’s a dirty play. I think [the accusation] is ridiculous. I don’t understand it. I know who I am as a person and I think that most realistic people will look at me and know who I am.” Cheered on by supporters whose spirits were not dampened by a near-two-hour delay, McGregor goaded the 40-year-old Mayweather with taunts about his age, appearance and rumoured tax bill. He remarked that four years ago he had fought in front of only 400 people at a small venue in London, adding “this is my first time in a boxing ring and in six weeks I’ll rule boxing”. Mayweather was booed as soon as he took the microphone and endured a hostile reception from the pro-McGregor crowd throughout his performance. “The tour became a verbal battle that people were scoring and I didn’t anticipate it being so back and forth,” McGregor said. The Mayweather-McGregor farce is the event our idiocracy http://www.officialcardinalsbaseball.com/authentic-41-pat-neshek-jersey.html deserves Bryan Armen Graham Bryan Armen Graham Read more “If we are going to score it then let’s do that – I smoked him on all four rounds.” While the money generated by the clash in Las Vegas is expected to eclipse the previous record held by Mayweather’s victory over Manny Pacquiao, its credibility has been questioned. McGregor, who turned 29 on Friday, is a boxing novice and is facing a man regarded as the finest boxer of his generation. “They call that jealousy. It comes with the territory. This is big for both MMA and the boxing world. This is huge,” Mayweather said. “Every MMA guy is trying to fight a boxer. A fight like this can only happen once in a lifetime. This is a very, very big event. It took more than just myself to make this http://www.atlantafalconsauthorizedstore.com/mohamed-sanu-jersey-elite fight happen, but to make a fight of this magnitude happen I had to be involved
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Questions about Conor McGregor’s preparations for his fight with Floyd Mayweather have surfaced again after his sparring Kari Lehtonen Authentic Jersey partner, the retired boxer Paulie Malignaggi, said he will leave the Irishman’s camp and described the event as a “fiasco”. The Mayweather-McGregor farce is the event our idiocracy deserves Bryan Armen Graham Bryan Armen Graham Read more Malignaggi told ESPN he was angry that photos had emerged of McGregor getting the better of him in the ring. One photo shows McGregor apparently sending the former world champion to the canvas. Malignaggi insists he was pushed, and wants video of the session to be released to show what he says is the full story. “I didn’t want to become the story, and that’s what this has turned into,” Malignaggi told ESPN on Thursday. “I won’t release any information about his game plan or what he’s working on – I wouldn’t do that. But this has become a fiasco. It’s a circus. “And I do want that sparring video released. The UFC’s PI definitely has that video. I understand it can’t come out now, but Conor, if you have any balls, release what really happened.” Malignaggi added that he and McGregor had “a mutual respect inside the ring” and that his departure was related to matters outside the ringMcGregor, famed for his UFC career, faces Floyd Mayweather in a boxing fight on 26 August in Las Vegas. The fight has been criticized as a money-making stunt: the 40-year-old Mayweather is considered one of the greatest fighters of all time, while McGregor has no professional boxing experience. Both men could make over $100m from the fight. However, the run-up to the bout has received negative attention. McGregor called Mayweather, who is African American, “boy” in their first press conference, a comment widely seen as racially insensitive, including by Mayweather himself. The American went on to call McGregor “a faggot”. Tickets for the fight at Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena, which cost up to $15,000, have also sold slowlyAn Indian boxer won a title fight against a Chinese opponent before offering to hand back the prize as a gesture http://www.officialdallasstars.com/Adidas-Mattias-Janmark-Jersey of peace between the two nations which are locked in a territorial dispute in the Himalayas. Vijender Singh beat Zulpikar Maimaitiali on points on Saturday to retain his WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title and take his opponent’s WBO Oriental super middleweight belt. Chinese and Indian troops face off in Bhutan border dispute Read more After the unanimous verdict in Mumbai, Singh hugged Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and other celebrities before returning to the ring, taking the microphone and saying: “I don’t want this title. I will give it back to Zulpikar.” He added: “I don’t want tension on the border. It’s a message of peace. That’s important.” The gesture follows a stand-off in a remote frontier region beside the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan that has become increasingly tense. On Thursday, China demanded India immediately remove troops from the border, accusing it http://www.officialsstlouisblues.com/Adidas-Scottie-Upshall-Jersey of building up troops and repairing roads along its side of the border next to the Indian state of SikkimThe neighbours share a 3,500km frontier, large parts of which are disputed. Indian officials say about 300 soldiers from either side are facing each other about 150 metres (yards) apart on the plateau. The current standoff began on 16 June when a column of Chinese troops accompanied by construction vehicles and road-building equipment began moving south into what Bhutan considers its territory. Bhutan, a small kingdom with close military and economic ties to India, requested assistance from Delhi, which sent forces to resist the Chinese advanceTo avoid escalation, frontline troops in the area do not generally carry weapons, and the Chinese and Indian troops reportedly clashed by “jostling”: bumping chests, without punching or kicking, in order to force the other side backwards. At the heart of the dispute are different interpretations of where the “trijunction” – the point where the three countries’ borders meet – precisely lies. China argues its territory extends south to an area called Gamochen, while India says Chinese control ends at Batanga La, further to the north. About 3,000 troops from both countries are reportedly stationed near Doka La , an area initial media reports said was about 15km from Gamochen, but which satellite imagery Authentic Shayne Corson Womens Jerseyshows could be as close as two to three kilometres away
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Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov upset top-seeded Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the third round of the Rogers Authentic Scooter Gennett Womens Jersey Cup on Thursday night. The 18-year-old Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ontario, advanced to a quarterfinal meeting Friday night with France’s Adrian Mannarino, who defeated Hyeon Chung of South Korea 6-3, 6-3. Shapovalov has taken major strides this week to reach his goal of cracking the world’s top 100 with wins over Rogerio Dutra Silva and 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro. He also halted Nadal’s bid to regain the No. 1 ranking, which the Spaniard could have achieved by reaching the semifinals. Andy Murray set to lose world No1 status after pulling out of Cincinnati Read more Shapovalov battled back after Nadal cruised through the first set, then erased a 3-0 deficit in the tiebreaker for the biggest victory of his career. Roger Federer overcame a weak first set to post a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Spaniard David Ferrer in an earlier third-round match. In Friday’s quarter-finals, the second-seeded Federer will face 12th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, who outlasted Frenchman Gael Monfils 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2) on center court at Uniprix Stadium. Unseeded Argentine Diego Schwartzman posted a strange win over American Jared Donaldson 0-6, 7-5, 7-5 to advance to a quarterfinal meeting with Robin Haase, the 52nd-ranked Dutchman who upset seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1. Kevin Anderson of South Africa downed American Sam Querrey 6-4, 6-1 and will next play fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev, who ousted 16th-seeded Nick Kyrgios 6-4, 6-3. Federer, who breezed past Canadian Peter Polansky in the second round on Wednesday, struggled in the opening http://www.authenticmilwaukeebrewers.com/Travis-Shaw-Jersey set, spraying balls long, wide or into the net, but gradually rediscovered at least some of the form that has seen the 36-year-old Swiss earn two grand slam wins this year. Advertisement Federer is 17-0 in his career against the 35-year-old Ferrer, who was ranked third in the world in 2013 but is now at No33. Bautista Agut fought off a match point to force a tiebreaker, which the tired-looking Monfils opened with a double fault and never challenged again. The unseeded Monfils played his third straight three-set match, including an upset win over fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori in the second round. Schwartzman saved four match points to upset third-seeded Dominic Thiem in the second round. The win over Donaldson put him in a quarterfinal for the sixth time this year. Schwartzman’s only ATP win was on clay in Istanbul last year. Donaldson, 20, was seeking a first career quarterfinal in a Masters Series tournament, where he is 0-13 in round of 16 matchesThe former world No5 Sara Errani has been banned for two months after failing a doping test. The 30-year-old Italian, a French Open finalist in 2012, tested positive for the cancer treatment drug letrozole, which can increase body mass, in February. An independent tribunal set up by the International Tennis Federation accepted Errani’s explanation she must have accidentally ingested drugs being used by her mother http://www.authenticsandiegopadres.com/Wil-Myers-Jersey to treat breast cancer through contaminated food. It was deemed a suspension was still necessary as Errani could have done more to prevent this happening but the maximum punishment of a two-year ban for an accidental violation of this type was considered excessive. The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian's sport coverage Read more Following a hearing last month a suspension was imposed from 3 August and she will be eligible to compete again on 3 October. All her results from the date of her positive out-of-competition test on 16 February until a negative test on 7 June have been annulled. All ranking points and prize money accrued in this period have had to be forfeited. Errani, who is ranked 98 in the world, said in a statement released on Twitter: “I feel very frustrated but I can only try to stand still and wait for this period to finish. “I am extremely disappointed but at the same time at peace with my conscience and aware I haven’t done anything wrong, neither have I committed any negligence against the anti-doping program.” Errani based her case for mitigation on the fact she had been visiting her parents shortly before her positive test. Her mother, who has suffered from breast cancer, stored her drugs close to an area used to prepare Yangervis Solarte Womens Jersey food. Contamination was possible because there had been times when pills had been dropped or spilled. There is also no evidence letrozole would enhance the performance of an elite tennis player. It was banned because of World Anti-Doping Agency concerns it was being abused by bodybuilders
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Eight years ago, when I was sports news correspondent for this newspaper, I found myself hastily dispatched to Helskini Mookie Wilson Authentic Jersey to speak to England’s women footballers. They had reached the final of Euro 2009 and, a successful England team being a welcome novelty, we wrote of the hope that their success would change perceptions of women’s sport in this country. Similar predictions were made after Heather Stanning and Helen Glover took Britain’s first gold during that shimmering London 2012 summer, when the Lionesses came third in the 2015 World Cup in Canada, or after nine million people watched Britain’s heart-stopping hockey victory to win gold in Rio. Yet change remained incremental rather than incredible. But, just as the expectations of England’s women footballers were worlds apart in 2009 and 2017, so this summer has felt different. The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian's sport coverage Read more First the ICC Women’s World Cup was clinched by Heather Knight’s side against India in front of a capacity crowd at Lord’s. Then, Mark Sampson’s England team swept to the semi-finals of Euro 2017 before coming a cropper against the swashbuckling Dutch hosts, who went on to win an entertaining final that captivated the country. On Sunday, ITV1 will air England’s clash with Italy in Dublin, as Sarah Hunter’s side attempt to retain the women’s Rugby World Cup, having thrashed Spain in their opening match. In a summer without an Olympics or a men’s football World Cup, these events have been able to elbow their way into the public consciousness. They have done so entirely on their own terms — and not just in Britain. At the opening ICC Women’s World Cup dinner, the ambition was not only for full stadiums and decent viewing http://www.officialmetsproshop.com/Neil_Walker_Jerseyfigures but for an ignition of interest in India - the biggest cricket market on the planet. By the final, Indian media were trumpeting huge television audiences and the Guardian’s own over-by-over live blog was hitting 600,000 page views — the majority coming from India. Advertisement The Guardian has always been more committed than most to covering the big female sports events, but the volume of our coverage, both online and in print, has visibly grown this summer. And with it, the readership. National newspaper coverage of women’s sport was estimated, in the most recent study in 2015, at just 2% of total sport coverage. This summer, women’s sport has featured as the main article on the front page of the sports section nine times in the past three weeks, and has consistently been prominent on the sport section of the website, amid the usual transfer talk and men’s Tests. But as the Guardian’s head of sport, the question I find myself wrestling with is: how do we ensure that continues into the autumn, as the juggernaut of Premier League football starts rolling? There are several, intertwined, issues here. One is that all sports have to compete for media coverage, and some are more popular than others. A second is that the Guardian’s resources and space are finite. A third is that the domestic game is at a much more nascent stage — in football, cricket and rugby — than the international oneThe FA-backed Women’s Super League (WSL) has never really quite taken off in the way that http://www.officialmarinershop.com/Randy_Johnson_Jersey its most fervent supporters hoped. But some big clubs — Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City among them — are now fully committed and attendances are slowly growing. Yet still they remain more analogous to county cricket than even non-league football. It is a long game. Advertisement Louise Taylor, who covered Euro 2017 and the 2015 World Cup for us, reflected on her return from the Netherlands: “It felt significant that people were debating Mark Sampson’s tactics rather than whether women should be playing football, or the quality on offer. The tougher challenge for the FA though is to generate interest in the weekly slog of the WSL, particularly now it’s a winter game.” We have made a firm editorial commitment to promote women’s sport where we can and, in particular, to make the absolute most of those big moments when the nation is engaged. But we’re also part of a patchwork that includes governing bodies, sponsors, broadcasters and fans. No part of that eco-system can manufacture interest – it has to be organically built. But within that there are encouraging signs that momentum is building. Advertisers and sponsors are realising that backing women’s sport takes them to new and different audiences. Sport’s once stuffy governing bodies – not least the three largest in the FA, the ECB and the RFU – are realising warm words won’t be enough to turbo-charge growth and unlock major investment. The Guardian is doing its bit by committing to more regular coverage – we recently launched a weekly women’s football blog helmed by Suzanne Wrack – and trying to prioritise women’s sport where we can. We also devote our best people to finding the most interesting stories and interviewing the most engaging, talented personalities. The Guardian view on women’s football: it’s arrived Editorial: The Lionesses are just two victories away in Euro 2017 from becoming the first senior England football team to win a major tournament since the World Cup winners of 1966 Read more But we can’t necessarily manufacture an audience for this work. One of the disheartening things about this debate is the extent to which it is still measured in old media money. Because it’s easier to measure, surveys will often take into account the number of articles and photographs in print. That, however, discounts our hugely engaging and popular over-by-over and minute-by-minute live blogs, which are just as important – if not more so – in terms of engaging large readerships. Our Euro 2017 coverage, in which we live blogged all of England and Scotland’s matches plus the final, was read by more than 1.8 million users. Our online women’s cricket World Cup coverage topped more than two million. We live blogged La Course and, of course, Johanna Konta’s run to the Wimbledon semi-finals. There may be a danger that we spend more time wringing our hands over the problems than getting on with finding a solution. As Anya Shrubsole, one of those victorious cricketers, told Andy Bull earlier this summer: “Yes, we need to win, and we want to win, but the more we play in a way that people want to watch, the more of that coverage we’ll get. So I think there is responsibility for both sides, for the players and the press.” Viewers, consumers and readers need to do their bit too. In a world where every click and interaction can be measured by publishers and advertisers, it is incumbent on those who want to read more about women’s sport to make their views known, click on the stories and vote with their feet. “There is an old adage that says ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’ and for too long we’ve had to rely on a two-week window every four years to inspire generations of girls to want to play sport,” says Alex Danson, another of that impressive group of hockey players Robinson Cano Womens Jersey who won gold in Rio. “This is clearly now changing but we still have a huge amount of work to do to make women’s sport of interest and relevance 365 days of the year, every year. Responsibility for that lies with athletes, governing bodies, the media, broadcasters and sponsors – but if we get it right everyone wins.” That is hard to argue with. And while the numbers are encouraging, there is something else about this summer’s boom that inspires a strange sort of confidence. In the backlash that followed England’s exit from Euro 2017, followed by more than 120,000 people on our live blog, discussions about Sampson’s tactics and the way the players appeared to freeze on the big stage contained a tacit recognition that this was nothing to do with gender – but simply about the soaring highs and crushing lows of all sport
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Tennis fans wanting to watch Andy Murray and Roger Federer on a regular basis through the season will have to De'Vondre Campbell Womens Jersey pick up an Amazon subscription, after the US digital giant nabbed the UK rights to the ATP World Tour from Sky. The deal will make Amazon Prime Video the home for practically all top-flight men’s tennis other than the four grand slam tournaments – including the end of year ATP World Tour finals at the O2 Arena in London. 广告 inRead invented by Teads 广告 inRead invented by Teads Amazon has aced Sky, whose five-year contract ends in 2018, with a bid thought to be worth as much as £10m a year. Sky, which is understood to have paid about £8m a year for its current deal, is not thought to have matched the amount it bid last time to try and secure the new deal. The contract covers the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and Masters 500 events from around the world, including tournaments in Monte Carlo, Madrid, Paris, Miami, Indian Wells and Shanghai. The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian's sport coverage Read more Amazon’s move is its first major live TV sports rights deal outside the US and potentially signals that an already competitive market could be about to heat up further, pitching deep-pocketed digital players against broadcasters. Sky and BT are preparing to go to battle to renew their £5.14bn Premier League rights early next year, with both http://www.footballpanthershop.com/Derek_Anderson_Jersey_Cheapcompanies hoping for an end to rampant rights price inflation. For Amazon, it is the second major live TV sports rights deal in the last few months following its agreement with the National Football League in April to stream 10 Thursday-night American football games in the US this season, alongside broadcasters NBC and CBS. Amazon also has the rights to live audio-streaming for Bundesliga football commentaries in Germany, available through its Amazon Music service. Sky started to back off from tennis last year, dropping its coverage of the US Open tennis tournament after 25 years, one of its longest major sports rights deals. Sky viewers will still be able to see the tournament on Eurosport. Advertisement The company has been faced with major increases in sports rights bills – a one-off £629m rise in its Premier League rights deal contributed to a 14% fall in profits at its UK and Ireland operations – and it is becoming more selective in the rights it is willing to pay top dollar for. Jeremy Darroch, the chief executive of Sky, said last week that the company had “walked away” from bidding for some sports rights recently as there was better value in spending the cash elsewhere in the business. Sky Sports has just replaced its numbered channels with themed ones focused on specific sports – led by football, golf and cricket. Tennis has been relegated to appearing Donald Stephenson Womens Jersey on one of two mixed sport channels. Amazon has been increasing the sport-focused content on its service in recent months. In May, it added 40 streaming TV channels in the UK – including Eurosport, which will enable it to offer the US Open tennis, French Open tennis and Olympic coverage from next yearRafael Nadal will overtake Andy Murray to reclaim the world No1 ranking next week after Roger Federer announced his withdrawal from the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati with a back problem. Only Federer could have prevented the Spaniard from returning to the summit for the first time since July 2014, with Murray guaranteed to be toppled as he continues his recuperation from a hip problem. The Scot, who lost to Marin Cilic in the 2016 Cincinnati final, will lose 600 points, meaning Nadal would usurp him even if the 31-year-old followed his big-name rivals in withdrawing from the tournament. Alexander Zverev beats Roger Federer to win Rogers Cup final Read more Nadal is the only player in the world’s top six still standing in the Cincinnati event, with Federer now joining Murray, Cilic, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka on the sidelines. Apologising to Cincinnati fans, Federer said: “Unfortunately I tweaked my back in Montreal and I need to rest this week.” Nadal could have reclaimed the world http://www.jetsofficialsonline.com/Darron_Lee_Jersey_CheapNo1 spot by reaching the semi-finals in Montreal last week but fell to Denis Shapovalov in the third round
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there was a lighter side to a week in which doping dominated the sports Keyshawn Johnson Authentic Jersey headlines, it came in the discovery of O-desmethyltramadol in a sample taken from a horse called Wotadoll. Sitting in judgment, the British Horseracing Authority’s disciplinary committee accepted the explanation that the metabolite of the opioid tramadol – detected after the three-year-old bay filly finished unplaced at Wolverhampton – could be sourced to the urine of a groom who peed in the horse’s box after taking the medication for pain relief. Boos ring out at Justin Gatlin’s moved 100m medal ceremony Read more The Racing Post called it “an embarrassing leak” but peeing in a horse’s straw is apparently a common practice among Britain’s incontinent stable lads when they are supposed to be mucking out. The horse’s trainer, Dean Ivory, was fined £750. Later he announced his staff will be reminded of the proximity of the toilet block and, just to be on the safe side, encouraged to wear gloves. There was also a four-legged animal involved in the announcement of Alberto Contador’s retirement: the creature from which, according to the multiple winner of cycling’s grand tours, a piece of meat had been taken and carried from Spain by a friend to provide him with a nourishing steak dinner during the 2010 Tour de France. Contador’s explanation of the clenbuterol found by drug testers failed to avert a two-year suspension and an expunged third victory in the world’s biggest bike race. Some admirers of his attacking style wanted to give the Spaniard the benefit of the doubt but his departure will sever another link with the era of Operación Puerto. We ought to be beyond the stage of giggling at claims of cocaine traces picked up by a tennis player through kissing a girl in a Miami nightclub (Richard Gasquet in 2009, who was cleared of all charges by the court of arbitration for sport) or too much sex on his wife’s birthday producing an unnaturally http://www.officialnikejetshop.com/lac-edwards-jersey-for-sale-c-27.html elevated level of testosterone in a sprinter (Dennis Mitchell in 1998). It was certainly easier to keep a straight face while reading about the two-month suspension handed this week to Sara Errani, formerly the world’s No5 female tennis player. A test had revealed traces of letrozole, a drug used to treat her mother’s breast cancer and apparently picked up from a kitchen work surface. But neither laughter nor compassion seemed an appropriate response to the soap opera of the men’s 100m final in the world championships last weekend, when the “two-time drugs cheat” Justin Gatlin helped deprive Usain Bolt of a golden farewell to the event in which the Jamaican is a triple Olympic champion. That is because there is no appropriate single response. Gatlin’s case is an awkward one, exposing the layers of moral complexity that can defeat the human urge to make a clean separation between right and wrong. Time is fast running out for athletics to act on the scale of problems it faces Read more Gatlin’s first offence, at the age of 19, was for traces of amphetamine, said to have been given to him since childhood as part of a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Non-medical people might be surprised to find amphetamine used as a remedy for ADHD but that is apparently the reality of it and the authorities reinstated him halfway through a two-year suspension, while warning that any further offence would trigger a life ban. But by the time he was pinged for testosterone in 2006, while being coached by the notorious Trevor Graham, the rules had changed and he was given an eight-year ban which his lawyers succeeded in getting halved on appeal. So now we have Bolt retiring when clearly past his best at 30 and Gatlin – who is currently coached by none other than Mitchell – running faster than anyone at 35. An hour or so before Gatlin celebrated his victory by raising an admonitory finger to his lips in response to the London crowd’s boos, Almaz Ayana had surged away from her rivals with a solo attack a mere http://www.authenticchicagoblackhawks.com/authentic-stan-mikita-jersey?gender=Youth 4km into the women’s 10,000m final. The Ethiopian ran the next 3km at a speed that would have won all but one of the women’s 3,000m races run throughout the world this year. The last 3km were barely any slower. To anyone not taking that into consideration it was a beautiful sight – like watching Michael Johnson in Atlanta in 1996, for instance. Such unanswerable dominance always takes the breath away until, as with Ayana, one is reminded of what it may mean. Those who had read Martha Kelner’s investigation into drug testing in Ethiopian athletics – or rather the inefficiency of it – in these pages that very morning may have been rather less starry-eyed. They may even have wondered if this was a clear demonstration of the old maxim that, if something looks too good to be true, it almost certainly is. Ayana, of course, has previously declared herself “crystal clear” when answering inevitable questions in post-race press conferences. Only Jesus and training, she said, were responsible for her success. Icarus film finds more than Greek tragedy in Russia doping scandal Sean Ingle Sean Ingle Read more And then there is Icarus, the documentary about the Russian government’s involvement in doping made available on Netflix and given a limited cinema release in this of all weeks. Bryan Fogel’s two-hour film starts small, with an experiment to see if he can improve his own performance as a competitive amateur cyclist through following the full Lance Armstrong menu of performance-enhancing drugs. But his encounter with Grigory Rodchenkov, who ran Russia’s anti-doping lab while simultaneously helping the country’s athletes to give it the swerve, leads him down another path, one that exposes the biggest state-run PED programme since the Berlin Wall came down. The film traces a line from Rodchenkov and his colleagues through Vitaly Mutko, then the country’s sports minister and now its deputy prime minister, all the way to Vladimir Putin, who has used sport to help build his image as the embodiment of a newly virile Russia. The all-shootin’, all-fishin’, all-ridin’ Putin flashes his pecs at the world to emphasise that dominance – whether of an Olympic podium or in the annexation of neighbouring territory – is his nation’s natural and rightful characteristic. The fact that Rodchenkov and his fellow whistle-blowers Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov are in a US witness-protection programme illustrates the scale and gravity of the problem for sport. We are not in Iffley Road now, watching a medical student and his chums achieve immortality. We are in the world of strong-arm geopolitics, where people can be made to fear for their lives. As it turned out, all the EPO and testosterone in the world could not make Fogel into a great bike racer. In fact they made him Steve Larmer Authentic Jerseyworse. In any other film that might have raised a laugh – but not in this film, not in this week, not in this world
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Maria Sharapova is set to make her first appearance at a grand slam event since completing a 15-month suspension for taking the banned drug Teemu Selanne Womens Jersey meldonium after US Open organisers confirmed that the 2006 champion will be handed a wildcard into the main draw. Sharapova, who pulled out of this week’s Cincinnati Open due to an injury to the left forearm suffered during her first-round win over Jennifer Brady in the Stanford Classic this month, returned from her ban in April but missed another two months of the season – including Wimbledon – with a leg injury sustained at the Italian Open in Rome. The Russian had been denied a wildcard for the French Open hours earlier, when tournament officials opted against her inclusion in the Roland Garros draw, but a spokesman for the United States Tennis Association (USTA), which oversees the US Open, said that its decision to include the former champion was consistent with its policy of awarding entry to past winners. “Her suspension under the terms of the tennis anti-doping programme was completed and therefore was not one of the factors weighed in our wildcard selection process,” he said. “Consistent with past practice, a wildcard was provided to a past US champion who needed the wildcard for entry into the main draw. Previous US Open champions who have received US Open main draw wildcards include Martina Hingis, Lleyton Hewitt, Kim Cljisters and Juan Martín del Potro. “Additionally Sharapova has volunteered to speak to young tennis players at the USTA national campus about the importance of the tennis anti-doping programme and the personal responsibility each player has to comply with the programme’s requirements.” Sharapova has not entered a major tournament since the Australian Open in January 2016, when she tested positive for the drug. The 30-year-old is currently ranked No148 in the world and her inclusion was welcomed by the four-time US Open singles winner Billie Jean King. “Glad to see USTA give Maria Sharapova a http://www.authenticducksstore.com/jacob-larsson-jersey_c-425.html wildcard, suspension over, great for the sport to have her back,” she wrote on Twitter. Serena Williams, meanwhile, has admitted she is targeting a return to tennis at the Australian Open in January as she prepares to give birth to her first child. The 23-times grand slam winner is expected to be a mother in a matter of weeks and is hoping to be back on court soon afterAlexander Zverev kept his winning streak alive with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Roger Federer in the Rogers Cup final on Sunday. The 20-year-old Zverev, the winner last week in Washington, posted a 10th straight match victory and ended the 36-year-old Federer’s own winning streak at 16. The German also tied Federer with a fifth tournament victory this year, although Federer’s haul includes two major titles. Zverev also got even for a loss to Federer at Halle in June and leveled their career head-to-head record at two wins each. Clearing the hurdles: why we're keeping the spotlight on women's sport Read more Zverev used some sharp groundstrokes to keep Federer from taking control early and got the only service break he needed to win the first set. Zverev escaped a break point at 1-0 in the second set with consecutive aces, then broke a mistake-prone Federerfor a 4-3 lead and served out the match. Zverev, the youngest Rogers Cup finalist since Novak Djokovic in 2007, was coming off an emotional victory over Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov in the semi-finals. Federer missed a chance to tie http://www.nflbengalsofficialshop.com/Nike-Kevin-Minter-Jersey.html Ivan Lendl for second place all time with 94 tournament wins. Jimmy Connors leads with 109. In the doubles final, fifth-seeded Frenchmen Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut beat seventh-seeded Rohan Bopanna of India and Ivan Dodig of CroatiaAndy Murray has pulled out of the Cincinnati Masters because of the hip injury he struggled with at Wimbledon. The Scot’s absence means he is certain to lose his world No1 ranking this month. Murray has not played since his quarter-final defeat at Wimbledon to Sam Querrey but still hopes to fit for the US Open – the final grand slam of the season – which starts on 28 August. Novak Djokovic will miss the rest of 2017 season with elbow injury Read more Murray said: “Unfortunately I won’t be playing in Cincinnati as I continue my recovery. I always enjoy playing there and I look forward to returning next year. I’m continuing to work hard on the court with the aim of being in New York.” His insistence he could play at the US Open is a good sign after fears his troublesome hip could rule him out for the rest of the season. Murray went into the defence of his Wimbledon title with the injury and kept it at bay for the early rounds before struggling against the big-hitting Querrey. Last week Murray pulled out of the Masters 1000 event in Montreal, and Cincinnati represented his final chance for a warmup before the US Open. Murray, who has been the world’s top-ranked player since November last year, will be overtaken by Rafael Nadal in the rankings if the Spaniard reaches the semi-finals in Montreal this week. Murray is not the only player feeling the effects of a gruelling year. Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka have already revealed they will sit out the rest of the season with elbow and knee injuries, respectively. Nadal will be the top seed in Cincinnati, which starts on Sunday, with the Wimbledon champion Roger Federer the second seed. It is the first time the pair have been the top two seeds at the event since 2009. ? This article was corrected on 10 August 2017. The earliest Rafael Randy Bullock Authentic Jersey Nadal can replace Andy Murray as the world No1 is in Montreal this week, not next week in Cincinnati
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summer, the athletics World Championships, men’s and women’s cricket, the Lions tour of New Zealand and Wimbledon have shown that the Adidas Nicolas Meloche Authentic Jersey British public has an enduring passion for top level sport. We have the richest football league in the world, more major stadiums per capita than anywhere on Earth, and are widely credited with having staged the greatest Olympic Games of the modern era. Sport is a massive part of our life and our brand as a nation. As long as greed governs global sport, corruption will be endemic Simon Jenkins Simon Jenkins Read more But sport is not immune from the mistrust that has undermined faith in other big institutions such as politics, business, religion and the media. On the surface, sport can feel secure. Fifa has faced corruption allegations for years, but football’s appeal and riches appear to keep growing. Cycling has a long, dark doping shadow, yet the crowds following Chris Froome’s triumph at this year’s Tour de France, and the global coverage, suggested a sport in robust health. Doping’s shadow fell across last Saturday’s 100m final in London, because although the Russians had been banned for state-sponsored doping, twice-banned drug cheat Justin Gatlin ran home to beat the most popular athlete on the planet. The boos may have made people feel a little better, but the stadium was packed again the next night, the next, and the next. If there is a major sporting event, Brits will flock to watch it. However, Fifa, the IAAF and other sports bodies would be wise not to be complacent. Evidence from Portland’s UK Sports Integrity Index suggests audiences are becoming more sensitive to reputational issues. Significantly, they are also now likely to do something about it. Over half of people surveyed indicated they will stop watching professional sports because of widespread cheating and corruptionDig a little deeper into the numbers, and it seems football and athletics have greatest cause for concern. More than six in 10 football fans believe that corruption is an issue in the game, while eight out of 10 athletics fans think performance-enhancing drugs are still a problem. Advertisement It may be that what some mean by corruption is a general feeling http://www.authenticcoloradoavalanche.com/authentic-patrick-roy-jersey that the money now involved in football is out of control; and that the drugs issue in athletics and cycling is more an overhang from the past, than a reality still there today. The IAAF under Seb Coe did deal with Russia after all, and dealt with it well. Reputational currency in the bank. But the research shows how hard it can be to shift a negative perception once it starts to take hold. Ultimately it is about the decisions taken, but also the manner in which they are communicated. Take the IAAF’s handling of Botswana athlete Isaac Makwala. An everyday situation – a bug doing the rounds of a venue to which people from all over the globe had flocked – was allowed to accelerate into a huge controversy in which the main complaint, of the athlete and his team, and the media, was “lack of effective communication”. Another bit of reputational currency lost. And then as we look forward to the Fifa World Cup in Russia next year, might the dropping out of sponsors be the result not merely of the controversial decision to award the tournament to Putin, but the tipping point effect of years in which Fifa has become bloated, riddled with corruption and distant from the paying public? 'Like prisoners of war': North Korean labour behind Russia 2018 World Cup Read more Sports organisations – whether a major global sports body, or an individual club dependent on public support for survival and success – need to think more strategically, including about their communications. This means making their reputation a core part of their operations, not a by-product of external events. It will take an awful lot for me to stop watching live sport. Indeed, this weekend I am breaking into a holiday in France to return to London for two days of athletics, and Burnley’s opening game http://www.officialsstlouisblues.com/Adidas-Ryan-Reaves-Jerseyof the season at Chelsea. But even I, fanatic though I am, did not watch the Community Shield when most years I would, have not yet been to a Test match this year, though normally I do, and gave Marseille’s opening match of the season, normally part of my holiday routine, a miss. Maybe it is just age catching up with me. Or maybe I too am just feeling sport is in danger of losing some of its magic. All big sporting organisations and teams, not just football, need to wake up to the reality that reputational currency is of much greater value than the financial kind. Failure to do so will lead to empty seats as fans take their time, money and passions elsewhereOur Euro 2017 coverage, in which we live blogged all of England and Scotland’s matches plus the final, was read by more than 1.8 million users. Our online women’s cricket World Cup coverage topped more than two million. We live blogged La Course and, of course, Johanna Konta’s run to the Wimbledon semi-finals. There may be a danger that we spend more time wringing our hands over the problems than getting on with finding a solution. As Anya Shrubsole, one of those victorious cricketers, told Andy Bull earlier this summer: “Yes, we need to win, and we want to win, but the more we play in a way that people want to watch, the more of that coverage we’ll get. So I think there is responsibility for both sides, for the players and the press.” Viewers, consumers and readers need to do their bit too. In a world where every click and interaction can be measured by publishers and advertisers, it is incumbent on those who want to read more about women’s sport to make their views known, click on the stories and vote with their feet. “There is an old adage that says ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’ and for too long we’ve had to rely on a two-week window every four years to inspire generations of girls to want to play sport,” says Alex Danson, another of that impressive group of hockey players who won gold in Rio. “This is clearly now changing but we still have a huge amount of work to do to make women’s sport of interest and relevance 365 days of the year, every year. Responsibility for that lies with athletes, governing bodies, the media, broadcasters and sponsors – but if we get it right everyone wins.” That is hard to argue with. And while the numbers are encouraging, there is something else about this summer’s boom that inspires a strange sort of confidence. In the backlash that followed England’s exit from Euro 2017, followed by more than 120,000 people on our live blog, discussions about Sampson’s tactics and the way the players appeared to freeze on the big stage contained a tacit recognition Authentic Scottie Upshall Womens Jersey that this was nothing to do with gender – but simply about the soaring highs and crushing lows of all sport
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Eight years ago, when I was sports news correspondent for this newspaper, I Amos Youth Jersey found myself hastily dispatched to Helskini to speak to England’s women footballers. They had reached the final of Euro 2009 and, a successful England team being a welcome novelty, we wrote of the hope that their success would change perceptions of women’s sport in this country. Similar predictions were made after Heather Stanning and Helen Glover took Britain’s first gold during that shimmering London 2012 summer, when the Lionesses came third in the 2015 World Cup in Canada, or after nine million people watched Britain’s heart-stopping hockey victory to win gold in Rio. Yet change remained incremental rather than incredible. But, just as the expectations of England’s women footballers were worlds apart in 2009 and 2017, so this summer has felt different. The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian's sport coverage Read more First the ICC Women’s World Cup was clinched by Heather Knight’s side against India in front of a capacity crowd at Lord’s. Then, Mark Sampson’s England team swept to the semi-finals of Euro 2017 before coming a cropper against the swashbuckling Dutch hosts, who went on to win an entertaining final that captivated the country. On Sunday, ITV1 will air England’s clash with Italy in Dublin, as Sarah Hunter’s side attempt to retain the women’s Rugby World Cup, having thrashed Spain in their opening match. In a summer without an Olympics or a men’s football World Cup, these events have been able to elbow their way into the public consciousness. They have done so entirely on their own terms — and not just in Britain. At the opening ICC Women’s World Cup dinner, the ambition was not only for full http://www.officialsstlouisblues.com/Adidas-Ryan-Reaves-Jerseystadiums and decent viewing figures but for an ignition of interest in India - the biggest cricket market on the planet. By the final, Indian media were trumpeting huge television audiences and the Guardian’s own over-by-over live blog was hitting 600,000 page views — the majority coming from India. Advertisement The Guardian has always been more committed than most to covering the big female sports events, but the volume of our coverage, both online and in print, has visibly grown this summer. And with it, the readership. National newspaper coverage of women’s sport was estimated, in the most recent study in 2015, at just 2% of total sport coverage. This summer, women’s sport has featured as the main article on the front page of the sports section nine times in the past three weeks, and has consistently been prominent on the sport section of the website, amid the usual transfer talk and men’s Tests. But as the Guardian’s head of sport, the question I find myself wrestling with is: how do we ensure that continues into the autumn, as the juggernaut of Premier League football starts rolling? There are several, intertwined, issues here. One is that all sports have to compete for media coverage, and some are more popular than others. A second is that the Guardian’s resources and space are finite. A third is that the domestic game is at a much more nascent stage — in football, cricket and rugby — than the international oneThe FA-backed Women’s Super League (WSL) has never really quite taken off in the way that its most fervent supporters hoped. But some big clubs — Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City among them — are now fully committed and attendances are slowly growing. Yet still they remain more Hoodie Jersey analogous to county cricket than even non-league football. It is a long game. Advertisement Louise Taylor, who covered Euro 2017 and the 2015 World Cup for us, reflected on her return from the Netherlands: “It felt significant that people were debating Mark Sampson’s tactics rather than whether women should be playing football, or the quality on offer. The tougher challenge for the FA though is to generate interest in the weekly slog of the WSL, particularly now it’s a winter game.” We have made a firm editorial commitment to promote women’s sport where we can and, in particular, to make the absolute most of those big moments when the nation is engaged. But we’re also part of a patchwork that includes governing bodies, sponsors, broadcasters and fans. No part of that eco-system can manufacture interest – it has to be organically built. But within that there are encouraging signs that momentum is building. Advertisers and sponsors are realising that backing women’s sport takes them to new and different audiences. Sport’s once stuffy governing bodies – not least the three largest in the FA, the ECB and the RFU – are realising warm words won’t be enough to turbo-charge growth and unlock major investment. The Guardian is doing its bit by committing to more regular coverage – we recently launched a weekly women’s football blog helmed by Suzanne Wrack – and trying to prioritise women’s sport where we can. We also devote our best people to finding the most interesting stories and interviewing the most engaging, talented personalities. The Guardian view on women’s football: it’s arrived Editorial: The Lionesses are just two victories away in Euro 2017 from becoming the first senior England football team to win a major tournament since the World Cup winners of 1966 Read more But we can’t necessarily manufacture an audience for this work. One of the disheartening things about this debate is the extent to which it is still measured in old media money. Because it’s easier to measure, surveys will often take into account the number of articles and photographs in print. That, however, discounts our hugely engaging and popular over-by-over http://www.officialwinnipegjets.com/Hoodie and minute-by-minute live blogs, which are just as important – if not more so – in terms of engaging large readerships.
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uncertainty comes excitement. So it must be a good thing that we don’t quite know what to expect at Edgbaston over the next few days. We do know Tony Gwynn Authentic Jersey that the ball is pink, that ticket sales are good and that it might be a good idea to bring a jumper (and maybe a blanket and a balaclava for the final session, which will probably end around 9.30pm every evening). Even better: get an invitation to a swish, warm hospitality box. We are less sure about how the pink ball will behave or how good this West Indies team will be. There has been a rapprochement of sorts between the players and the West Indies board, though that is not obvious from the Test squad selected. While the youngsters in the touring party prepare to do battle with England’s finest in Birmingham (the leg-spinner, Devendra Bishoo, is the only man over 30 in the tour party), the more familiar names are participating in the Caribbean Premier League. Understandably the older players are pondering their pensions. Pink balls and a witching hour: what to expect at England’s first day-night Test Read more The expectation is that England will win the series and that West Indies will be less of a challenge than South Africa. The tour manager, Joel Garner, has warned us not to underestimate his team and it has never been a great idea to argue with this genial giant. But he is bound to say that. The sources of optimism for West Indian fans are limited but they do exist. The last time these two sides met in Bridgetown, Barbados, in May 2015 West Indies won by five wickets to square the series. Five from that side are likely to be in action on Thursday at Edgbaston (compared to England’s six from two years ago). Moreover West Indies, unlike England, have already experienced a day-night Test match in October 2016, though whether the parallels between Dubai and Edgbaston are especially relevant remains to be http://www.authenticsandiegopadres.com/Trevor-Cahill-Jersey seen. That was a remarkable game, albeit watched by a paltry crowd that never reached four figures. Pakistan scored 579 for three in their first innings with Azhar Ali registering a triple century, and 123 all out in their second with Bishoo taking eight for 48. As a consequence West Indies had an unlikely chance to win though in the end they fell short by 56 runs. Advertisement Over the last three years the West Indian bowling attack has remained relatively constant and occasionally dangerous. They will probably have the fastest bowlers in the match at Edgbaston in the contrasting shapes of Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel, provided the latter has corrected the no-ball problems that surfaced at Derby. These two pacemen will be supported by Jason Holder, who has had to learn about the trials of captaincy rapidly, something he has done with great maturity even though his side loses more games than they win. West Indies also possess the most experienced leg-spinner in the two squads if they choose to play him. Bishoo was playing first-class cricket when Mason Crane was just a chick. The other option is a four-man pace attack including the 20-year-old Alzarri Joseph, supported by the off-breaks of the all-rounder Roston Chase. But, on paper at least, the batting looks callow. Their recent middle order has often included Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels and even Shivnarine Chanderpaul, whose last Test coincided with that victory over England on Barbados two years ago. Now there may be a star in that middle order capable of supporting the tenacious http://www.authenticbuffalosabres.com/authentic-kyle-okposo-jersey Kraigg Brathwaite at the top – Chase has started his Test career impressively – but one cannot be sure of that. By the same token there are a few uncertainties within the England camp. Mark Stoneman becomes Alastair Cook’s 12th opening partner since his union with Andrew Strauss came to an end in August 2012. At 30 Stoneman will be the oldest debutant to walk out alongside Cook, which may be an asset. It has now reached a stage – even among cricket followers – when it is easier to name the wives of Henry VIII than all of Cook’s partners. Mark Stoneman’s debut against West Indies offers chance of Ashes place Read more Of his 11 previous companions at the top of the order, post-Strauss, Joe Root, inevitably, had the most consistent returns – and averaged 41 there – but the best of the rest, most of whom are young enough to have another go, are a long way off such respectability: they are Haseeb Hameed (Test average 32 at the top of the order), who will be monitored closely when Championship cricket finally resumes, Nick Compton (31) and Sam Robson (30). No doubt Stoneman was unhappy to be overlooked earlier in the summer but the timing of his selection could not be much better for someone who craves the unique challenge of an Ashes tour. Now he is surely guaranteed to play all three Tests against West Indies. Two scores of significance against them might be enough to get him on the plane to Australia. As an opening batsman of some experience Stoneman will be looking on at the toss with special interest on Thursday afternoon. The current theory about day-night cricket is that it is best to bat in the first session rather than in the twilight hours. Further down the order Dawid Malan, after two barren Tests against South Africa, will get at least one more chance after England resisted the possibility of picking Chris Woakes, or even Crane, in his place. Meanwhile the England and Wales Cricket Board, an organisation which often gives the impression Adidas Linus Ullmark Jersey that they think they can control the weather judging by some of their scheduling, will be hoping for some unusually balmy Birmingham nights
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