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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Lilly King has her sights set on winning Olympic gold and shes not about to let anyone get in her way, especially not world champion breaststroker Yulia Efimova of Russia. Paul Molitor Brewers Jersey .King made that clear in a finger-wagging display after her 100-meter breaststroke win over the Russian, who has a history of doping. King pointedly disparaged the Russian after the event over her drug history, and the feud has helped make doping spats among swimmers an intriguing subplot in the Rio Games so far.A separate fight over doping between swimmers from Australia and China escalated on Monday, prompting officials from the two nations to join the fray. And the dispute between King and Efimova has the potential to grow as the two compete for a medal Monday night.The source of the feuds is suspensions handed down to Efimova and Chinese swimmer Sun Yang, who served three months in 2014 over a banned heart medication. Efimovas actions and punishment were more severe -- she missed 16 months for doping and tested positive this year for the now-banned substance meldonium.The positive meldonium test was placed on hold while world anti-doping officials conduct further studies on the drug.If thats what she feels she needs to be able to compete, whatever, thats her deal, King told reporters. Im here to compete clean for the U.S. and thats what Im going to do.A smattering of boos greeted Efimova after she won her preliminary heat Sunday. The Russian mens 4x100 freestyle relay was also booed when introduced for their final the same night. For her part, Efimova waved a No. 1 finger after her semifinal Sunday, prompting King to do her own finger-wagging.The dispute between King and Efimova went beyond the pool when officials from Australia and China got involved.Australian swimmer Mack Horton originally labeled Sun a drug cheat. The Chinese Swimming Association asked Horton on Monday to apologize for his inappropriate words. Australias Olympic Committee shot back in Hortons defense hours later, saying he was speaking his mind in support of clean athletes and wished him luck.It was the second time in days that Horton had publicly referred to Suns drug suspension as part of what the Australian team acknowledged is a campaign to rattle the Chinese star who won two golds at the 2012 Olympics.Sun has previously said he did not know the medication trimetazidine, which he took for chronic heart palpitations, had been placed on the banned list when he tested positive. He burst into tears Sunday after losing to Horton, garnering an outpouring of support from Chinese social media users who pilloried Horton on his Facebook page. The Australian was accused of snubbing Suns attempt to congratulate him on his win immediately after the race, although the two did briefly shake hands later at the podium.The spiraling row has generated a shrill response from Chinese media during what has already been a period of elevated tensions after Australia voiced opposition in recent weeks to Chinese claims of maritime territory.On Monday, Xinhua released a slew of gently critical articles on topics ranging from Australian trade policy to Melbournes quality of life. The Global Times tabloid opted for a more blunt approach, referring to Australia in a commentary as a former British offshore prison that is on the fringes of civilization.As part of the International Olympic Committees decision not to throw the entire Russian team out of the Olympics, Efimova was initially banned along with six other Russian swimmers who either had positive tests on their record or were named in an investigation of Russias massive, state-sanctioned doping scheme.Now, it looks like theyll all be competing in Rio de Janeiro, though world swimming body FINA has not fully explained why.Efimova is also expected to swim the 200 breaststroke and presumably the 4x100 medley relay. She will swim next to each other in the 100-meter breaststroke final Monday night.Efimova declined to speak with reporters after the semifinals, but promised to talk after Mondays final. Earlier Sunday, she described the last six months as crazy and said she didnt understand whats going on.When pressed about criticism from rival swimmers and coaches, she smiled and walked away.Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania, the world record holder in the 100 breast, said Efimovas doping history is disrespectful to other athletes.We train fair, she said. When something like that happens, its never nice. These are not the values of our sport.---Shih contributed from Beijing. Wily Peralta Brewers Jersey . Kozun faked to the forehand and beat Monsters starter, Calvin Pickard, pad side in the second round for the winner. Spencer Abbott also scored in the shootout for the Marlies (25-13-4). Chris Carter Brewers Jersey . A statement from the worlds top-ranked player says all checks "were satisfactory and showed positive evolution" regarding the injury, which contributed to his loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in the final in Melbourne. http:///...lebrooks-jersey-c-6/ . President of baseball operations Larry Beinfest was fired Friday after 12 years with the Marlins. The move came as the team neared the end of its third consecutive last-place season in the NL East. LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Wednesday nights showdown between No. 6 Kentucky and No. 10 Louisville is sure to produce fireworks.Admiring the Wildcats up-tempo style, Louisville coach Rick Pitino said his Cardinals will play ping-pong with Kentucky Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET in Louisvilles KFC Yum! Center.We dont have the athletes that Kentucky has to play at that kind of pace, Pitino said Monday night. We have athletes. We have enough athletes to play our style. Our front-court doesnt run as fast as their front-court does, but our wings can run, so we will do a lot of running. Thats what the fans want to see so lets go play a ping-pong match.If Louisville (10-1) tries to match Kentuckys speed it could be an advantage for the Wildcats (10-1). The average Kentucky offensive possession lasts just 13.8 seconds and they average 95.2 points per game.We have nobody as fast as (DeAaron) Fox. We have nobody as fast as (Malik) Monk, Pitino said. ... We play fast, but not that fast.That doesnt mean the Wildcats are in for an easy time. Coach John Calipari views the game as a mighty treacherous contest.Playing a top 10 team on the road on their court, where are we on December 21? Calipari asked. Love to win it, but lets really learn about where are we right now.Heres what I said to them and Ill say it this game: You do not have to be perfect, you do not even have to be great, but you gotta play. Because this team plays hard, theyre competitive, theyre physical, theyre not afraid to bang. If you dont play you have no chance of winning.Kentucky owns a 34-15 edge in the series, including an 8-1 mark since coach Calipari took over the program. But Calipari contends none of that matters when rival reunite.I dont think any of the past games have any bearing on this game, Calipari said. When Im coaching against a guy that has won some games against me, Im not worried about the past. Im just saying, How do we win this game? I would say hes thinking the same way.Im happy when its over. Just get it done, Calipari said. Everybody makes it life or death and its not life or death ... its worse than that. Just play the game, lets see what happens and lets go. Weve got our league to deal with, hes got his league to deal with, lets just move on.The Cardinals only average 78.5 points per game and have not allowed more than 71 points to any team this season. Milwaukee Brewers Jersey. The pace of Wednesday nights matchup is a chess game both Hall-of-Fame coaches will be monitoring closely.Im not playing zone, Calipari said at his pregame press conference. The he looked into the camera and dead-panned, I might in this game, Rick.Pitino said he didnt have a favorite moment in the series, but hes learning to put the game in better perspective.Pitino said Kentucky will be the most-talented team the Cardinals will face this season.Nobody has the athletes and the talent that Kentucky has, Pitino said. They have great talent. That doesnt mean you cant beat them, but you just have to know what you are going up against. ... It is going to be a great basketball game.The Wildcats won their first seven games, including a 69-48 drubbing of Michigan State, before losing to 97-92 to No. 2 UCLA on Dec. 3. Since then, Kentucky reeled off three more wins including Saturdays impressive 103-100 win over No. 8 North Carolina.Kentucky is led by guards Monk (21.9 points per game) and DeAaron Fox (15.9), both freshmen, and sophomore Isaiah Briscoe (15.9). The Wildcats also get 12.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game from freshman center Bam Adebayo.Monk is coming off a 47-point effort in Kentuckys 103-100 victory over No. 7 North Carolina in Las Vegas.Louisville started the season with five straight wins including a 62-52 win over Wichita State before falling 66-63 to No. 4 Baylor in the Battle 4 Atlantis final on Nov. 25. The Cardinals rebounded with a 71-64 win over No. 15 Purdue and have since won four straight games.With four players scoring between 9.5 and 11.7 points per game, the Cardinals are a very balanced attack. Sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell leads the way at 11.7 per game with junior point guard Quentin Snider (11.0) the only other Cardinal in double-figures. Louisvilles defense is rated No. 1 in the nation by Ken Pomeroy and the Cardinals only allowing 59.4 points per game.We are going up against a team that is extremely well-coached, a tough team and were playing them in a place where they just dont lose, Calipari said. 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