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matchup between OpTic Gaming and HellRais

RIO DE JANEIRO -- All by themselves on the massive track, the four U. Nike Air Force 1 Mid 07 .S. women took their positions in Lane 2.Tianna Bartoletta kneeled into the blocks and waited for the starters pistol. It sounded, and away she went -- alone -- in a first-of-its-kind Olympic relay race against the clock.The Americans won that contest Thursday night to earn their spot in the final eight of the 4x100.As is the case with so many relays the U.S. has run over the years, this was anything but routine.We were laughing and joking out there, English Gardner said. Our coach said before we went out there, Its just like practice, just the whole world will be watching. Be patient, stay patient with each other, and just do your job.Returning to the track 7? hours after they left, the team of Bartoletta, Allyson Felix, Gardner and Morolake Akinosun finished in a time of 41.77 seconds to bump China out of the last spot in the final.The rerun of their preliminary heat came about after Felix, running in the second position, got jostled by a Brazilian, stumbled and tried, unsuccessfully, to flip the baton ahead to Gardner.The stick fell, and after being disqualified, the Americans lodged a successful protest.But unlike some races, in which an additional runner could simply be added to the final, relays are limited to eight teams because there are only eight lanes that wrap completely around the track. So, the judges brought the Americans back to run in the same lane, in the same order, in what USA Track and Field said was the first rerun of its kind in Olympic history.At our technical meeting, [USATF team event manager] Tim Weaver really emphasized that if something happens, you have to pick up the baton and finish in order to protest, Felix said after the time trial Thursday night. After the race, I was texting him saying thank you. I was so grateful, and USATF really advocated for us.Their only goal was to beat Chinas eighth-place time of 42.70 seconds, and that was no problem for a team that had two members, Bartoletta and Felix, who were on the team that set the world record of 40.82 seconds at the London Games in 2012.The exchanges were smooth, and a few moments after Akinosun crossed the line in a time that not only beat Chinas but was the best that any team had run all day, the four runners huddled for a quick hug.Bartoletta peeled off to receive the gold medal she won in the long jump the night before. The others were off for rest and another quick turnaround.The final is Friday night, and the United States will run out of either Lane 1 or 8, the least desirable lanes, because the Americans, despite their top time, were not among the top three finishers in their heat.I dont know how much more I can take, said Felix, whose season has been filled with injuries, disappointments and, now, this. My bodys fine, my mind will be fine. Its different, just not the year I was expecting.Earlier, in more conventional news, the U.S. mens team coasted through the preliminaries, winning its heat in 37.65 seconds. Jamaicas relay team also made it through, finishing second in its heat without Usain Bolt, who was resting up for the 200-meter final later in the evening.It puts Jamaica, and Bolt, in position for a third straight title in the sprint relay.The only pressure is to make sure we get the stick around, said Asafa Powell, the former world-record holder who ran the third leg.Its been more of a problem with the United States than the Jamaicans over the years.The U.S. women botched the exchange in both the 2004 and 2008 Olympics to give away potential medals in an event that was virtually made for the team with the deepest pool of sprinters. At last years world championships, a minor bobble in the less-technical 4x400 cost a precious split second that made the difference in a loss to Jamaica.The U.S. men have either been disqualified or failed to get the baton around the track eight times at Olympics or world championships since 1995.This years mens team was in the holding room when the women bobbled the stick -- a jarring reminder.First thing I did is told the young guys, We got this, veteran Tyson Gay said after running the mens third leg. Youve got to be positive. A lot of things happen out there.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. Nike Air Force 1 07 Lv8 Mens Shoe . Perez, 35, posted a 1-2 record with a 3.69 earned-run average in 19 relief appearances last season. His season ended Aug. 9 due to a torn ligament in his left elbow. Perez joins infielder Andy LaRoche and catcher Mike Nickeas with minor-league agreements for 2014 that include invitations to attend spring training. Cheap Nike Air Force Ones . Boucher previously coached the Tampa Bay Lightning and had a 97-78-20 record over two-plus seasons. He was dismissed by the team last March after the Lightning struggled in the lockout-shortened season with a 13-18-1 record. . 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. The action was heated all afternoon during Day 3 of the ELeague Major Qualifier, as Saturday saw teams from across the spectrum battle for the right to qualify for the ELeague Major in January. After the dust settled, GODSENT and FaZe Clan punched their tickets to the Major and will get to kick back and watch Sundays action from the green room. Meanwhile, Renegades and Team Spirit both lost their games and were sent packing.The day started out with G2 Esports dominating Vega Squadron in one of the most lopsided matches of the day. Vega Squadron certainly was feeling confident after the 4-0 start but fell flat on their faces from that point on. They would only win two more rounds the whole match as G2 went on a 16-2 run to take the map. Richard shox Papillon came up in a huge way with a 27/12 KD (kills/deaths) and a massive 122.3 ADR (average damage per round).The next match between GODSENT and HellRaisers was a bit closer, which was understandable given that this was the first matchup of the day between two 2-0 teams. The teams went back and forth during the first half, with HellRaisers taking an 8-7 lead into the half. It was all GODSENT in the second half, as they blitzed their way to a 16-11 win that propelled them straight into the Major. Jesper JW Wecksells play with the AWP in this match was a big reason the team was able to outlast HellRaisers in the end.Mousesports continued to ride their comeback train with another strong win, this time against the Chinese team TyLoo. Saying mousesports earned a strong win might be underselling their performance, as they played as if they had a personal vendetta against TyLoo, trouncing the team in a 16-3 win on Train. TyLoo was completely bogged down, with only two players getting double digits in kills.In the first elimination match of the day, Cloud9 handled business against Renegades. North Americans hopes and dreams live to see another day as Cloud9 took a 16-8 win. Timothy autimatic Ta shined yet again, this time going 29/10. Cloud9 still has a long road ahead in order to qualify for the major, as they will have to win from here on out in order to qualify. Nike Air Force 1 Cheap Outlet. It was then OpTic Gamings turn to continue their march through the qualifier, earning a win over Ninjas in Pyjamas in a match that never really felt in doubt. While NiP got out to an early 6-4 lead, OpTic put it into overdrive from there. They won 12 of the next 15 rounds to take down the pajama-clad ninjas in a 16-9 series.Counter Logic Gaming, the third North American team that rarely gets a second look, then took the stage and promptly showed everyone why they get overlooked. Matched up against Team Dignitas, they kept the game close at the start, even taking a 4-3 lead after seven rounds before being completely picked apart by the Danes. Emil Magiskb0Y Reif, who is back in the lineup after missing the ECS Finals due to a school-related conflict, led the way with a 29/10 KD and 116.9 ADR. CLG must win its next two matches to qualify, while Dignitas just needs one more win.The last elimination match of the day was between Team EnVyUs and Team Spirit, and there was a clear gap between the two teams in this match. Team Spirit very much looked like a team who was just happy to be there, as they put together just two round wins in the match, both in the first half. Dan apEX Madesclaire was the top man for EnVyUs in the dominating performance with a 23/9 KD.The final game of the day starred two 2-0 teams, FaZe Clan and Immortals. FaZe Clan started out with a strong 7-3 lead before Immortals battled back to make it 8-7 going into the half. The second half was all FaZe, as their CT-side was impeccable on their way to a 16-11 victory that secured their spot in the ELeague Major in January.Twelve teams are now left standing for the final day of competition at the ELeague Major Qualifier. The action kicks off once again at 10 a.m. ET with what should be an exciting matchup between OpTic Gaming and HellRaisers, the winner of which will be the third team through to the Major. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '
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