Hoefl-Riesch in the 2010 Olympic race from miao1234's blog

OKLAHOMA CITY - Thunder forward Kevin Durant is having a tough time getting used to the fact that he will miss the early part of the season with a bone fracture in his right foot. http://www.airmax90hyperfuse.me.uk/black-pink-nike-air-max-90-kpu-womens-shoes.html .Ive been antsy since I got out of surgery, he said Tuesday. Seen that Chicago-Cleveland game last night, and I wanted to get out there and play. As a competitor, I love to play basketball — thats all Ive been doing. Injuries have never had me out this long, but its part of the game.The reigning MVP spoke to the media Tuesday morning for the first time since the injury. He had surgery on Oct. 16 and will be re-evaluated in about five weeks, or late November. He rolled into the media session on a scooter with the lower half of his right leg in a cast.Durant said hes never had surgery, so he doesnt know how he will respond to it. He says he wont rush his return.Blessed that it happened early in the season so I can get past it, and hopefully, by December, Ill be ready to play, he said.Durant, who has played more minutes than anyone since entering the league in 2007, is finding other ways to contribute to the team.Just help out as much as possible, lead from where I am, which is the sideline, he said. I feel like a coach, feel like (Alabama football coach) Nick Saban, rolling around on my scooter from court to court giving advice and trying to help out as much as I can. Its a different position for me, but Im looking forward to growing mentally watching the game and learning from my teammates, trying to help them as much as I can.He said the situation presents an opportunity for his teammates to grow, and he feels that the team will be better off in the long run as a result.Its going to give guys opportunities to play, build confidence, build their chemistry as a team, he said. So Im looking at the positive side of it. Its a win-win, basically, because Im learning a lot while Im out about the game, and my teammates are getting a lot of opportunities because its a lot of minutes out there to play and help contribute to the team.___Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP Nike Air Max 90 Black Cheap . Yet he had little trouble in securing an Olympic medal for Canada Sunday at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi. Air Max 90 Hyperfuse Uk . Penguins assistant Tony Granato, who stepped on the top of the side boards and in between the two head coaches, was also fined $2,500. The incident occurred at 18:57 of the third period. Fine money will go to the NHL Foundation.SCHLADMING, Austria -- Olympic champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany bounced back from a disappointing World Cup season to win the super-combined at the skiing world championships on Friday. Hoefl-Riesch was fourth after the downhill portion before posting the second-fastest time in the slalom to finish in 2 minutes, 39.92 seconds. She beat Tina Maze of Slovenia by 0.46. Former overall champion Nicole Hosp was fastest in the slalom and came one second behind in third to earn Austria a first medal at its home worlds. "I cant believe it," Hoefl-Riesch said. "The last couple of weeks have not been easy. I had only two podiums this entire season so I wasnt coming here as a favourite. My goal was to win any medal, the colour didnt matter to me. Incredible, it is gold." Hoefl-Riesch appeared to enjoy a clean slalom run, but she said it wasnt. "I am surprised as my slalom didnt feel great," she said after her sixth career medal from major championships. "I was a bit too conservative. I didnt finish my last two slaloms on the World Cup so that made me cautious." Maze had shared the lead after the first run with Austrias Anna Fenninger, who straddled a gate in the slalom. Lara Gut of Switzerland, who had the same downhill time as Hoefl-Riesch, also failed to finish. "A classic mistake," said defending champion Fenninger, who was 1-2 with Maze at the worlds two years ago. "I dont train a lot of slalom so timing was always going to be difficult." After a freezing night with clear skies and temperatures sinking to minus-15 (5 F), the course was harder and icier compared to the downhill training runs. Racers had to deal with a rougher and bumpier surface, making the turning sections of the course even tougher to master. Maze, who holds an almost insurmountable 888-point lead in the overall World Cup standings over Hoefl-Riesch, the 2011 winner, lost speed after an early mistake in her slalom, which was set by her coach Livio Magoni. The Slovenian still earned her second medal of the worlds after taking gold in Tuesdays super-G. "I am not satisfied with my slalom run," Maze said. "I held back and showed too much respect. My downhill was pretty good thouggh. http://www.airmax90hyperfuse.me.uk/air-max-90-black-white-red-sneakerboot-men-s-nike-trainers.html. Second place and a silver medal is a super result." Maze won the only World Cup super-combined this season in December and started as a clear favourite for the world title. "I felt a lot of pressure at the start. I tried to stay calm but that wasnt easy," Maze said. "People keep asking me about the possibility of winning five medals at the world championships. That door is still open and I wont close it." Hosp earned her fifth medal in total at world championships, but her first since 2007, the same year she won the overall title. After years of struggling with injuries, the Austrian said she finally felt like her best form was back. "I am glad I finally had a good downhill again, I finally skied like I used to do," Hosp said. "My slalom was excellent, that makes me really happy. I am so happy it worked out great. I had some tough times in recent years. And now I have a medal." Hosp said winning Austrias first silverware at the worlds will take pressure off the team, which failed to medal in either the womens or the mens super-G. "It was really hard for us with no medals after two races," Hosp said. "The whole nation is watching these races." Lindsey Vonn won the World Cup super-combined title for the past three seasons but the American was out for the season after injuring her right knee in a crash at Tuesdays super-G. Teammate Julia Mancuso, runner-up to Hoefl-Riesch in the 2010 Olympic race, finished eighth, 3.33 seconds off the winning time. "That was a little disappointing. I was ready to have a good run," Mancuso said. "I still have that mentality that I want to try and win, so maybe Im pushing it too hard." Mancuso was 19th after the downhill but had the seventh fastest slalom. Sofia Goggia of Italy placed seventh, 2.77 off the lead, to score another surprising result, three days after coming fourth in the super-G. The 20-year-old Goggia has competed in only four World Cup races -- all giant slaloms in which she failed to qualify for a second run. The Italian, however, has won four races, including a super-combined, on the lower-tier Europa Cup circuit. The mens downhill is next on Saturday. Cheap JerseysWholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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