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Western Bulldogs young gun Jake Stringer is learning to deal with more attention - both on and off the AFL field. Nike Tanjun Shoes On Sale .Since returning from a shoulder injury in round 19, Stringer has been well below his best.The star forward, who was named in last years All-Australian side, kicked only one goal against each of Collingwood, North Melbourne and Geelong.Hawthorn great Dermott Brereton recently criticised the 22-year-old for wanting to play his footy without suffering any body punishment and pulling out of contests.Dermy was an amazing player and if anyone has got the credits on the board to make that judgment, its probably him, Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge said.Derms opinion really matters, (but) whether Jakes read that I dont know.Whether or not he sees it as accurate, I dont know.That commentary is always going to be there and its just something our players need to deal with.Beveridge added there is no doubt the Bulldogs are searching for Stringers best form, with just two games to play before finals.All we can worry about is looking at Jakes game and looking at the areas of improvement and honing in on his strengths to bring the best out of him, he said.Hes a really young player. Hes an All-Australian in the very early stages of his career, so what happens from week to week is that he gets a lot attention.Hell be the first to admit he needs to get a bit more out of himself.Beveridge could understand if Stringer felt restricted by his shoulder injury against the Cats but said that is no longer an excuse.The seventh-placed Bulldogs face Essendon at Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Cheap Nike Tanjun Online . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies. Nike Tanjun Cheap .Y. - New York City has been selected to host the NBA All-Star weekend in 2015, with the game played at Madison Square Garden and the slam dunk contest and other skills events held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. . 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When Eric Murray and Hamish Bond jump into their boat in Rio, people wont be asking whether theyre going to win, but by how much.The New Zealand pair hasnt lost a race since 2007, so anything but a third consecutive Olympic gold medal would be a major upset.Some of their closest competitors have switched events to avoid having to compete against the blond Kiwis, something that has only strengthened their grip on the mens pair.Here are some of the other things to watch for in the rowing competition.NO SPLASHINGWater quality is a serious concern in the Rodrigo de Freitas lake, where an Associated Press investigation last year found high levels of viruses.Though the international rowing federation called the water quality very acceptable at last years Junior World Championships, its medical commission recommends rowers to avoid inadvertent immersion, including splashing.Taking no chances, the U.S. team will be training in special suits with anti-microbial features. Katelin Snyder, who coxes the U.S. womens eight, said shed gladly skip the tradition of throwing the coxswain in the water, saying winning would be enough of a celebration.THE FANTASTIC EIGHTThe U.S. womens eight is one of most successful teams in international sports, having won every World Championship and Olympic gold medal since 2006.The dynasty has endured even though the crews have changed. Only two rowers, Meghan Musnicki and Eleanor Logan, remain from the eight that won gold in the London Olympics.The biggest menace to the U.S. winning streak is likely to come from New Zealand or Great Britain, which nearly caught up with the Americans in a World Cup race in May in Switzerland.CATCHING CRABBSWhen rowers talk about catching a crab theyre not thinking about trapping crustaceans from the boat. Nike Tanjun Clearance Sale. The expression is used to describe what happens when the oar blade gets caught in the water at the wrong moment. This causes the oar to flip, which slows down the boat and sometimes it can knock the rower into the water.Its rare among top-level rowers but it happens. Australias mens four caught a crab just ahead of the finish line in a World Cup event in May, which allowed Britain to surge past them and win.RULE BRITTANIA?Britain topped the medal table for rowing in London 2012 with four gold, two silver and three bronze medals. It was Britains biggest medal haul ever in the sport.Thats going to be tough to match for Team GB in Rio. Helen Glover and Heather Stanning will be hard to beat in the womens pair but 40-year-old Katherine Grainger, competing in her fifth Olympics, may find it tough to defend her gold in the womens double sculls. This time Grainger is partnering with Vicky Thornley.Britain has won 63 Olympic medals in rowing, second only to the United States.CROATIAN BROTHERSMartin and Valent Sinkovic are two-time world champions in the mens double sculls and big favorites to win Croatias first Olympic gold in rowing.They used to race in the quadruple sculls and won the silver medal in that event in London four years ago. After teaming up in the doubles in 2014 they havent lost a single race.Valent, 27, is a year older that Martin. Both say they were introduced to rowing by a third brother, Matija Sinkovic. ' ' '
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