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with the U.S. team in a summer in which close friends James, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade either passed on the chance to play or were sidelined by injury. During an interview with ESPN that aired earlier this week, he explained why he decided to play in Rio.I from chenwen's blog

Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman has paid a heartfelt tribute to his mother after she was killed in a cycling accident. John Gibson Ducks Jersey Authentic .Carol Boardman was on her pedal bike when she was involved in a collision with a pick-up vehicle in Connahs Quay, North Wales, on Saturday.She was taken to hospital with serious injuries but died in the early hours of Sunday.Boardman, 47, who won individual pursuit gold at the 1992 Barcelona Games, announced her death on social media as he posted a full tribute on behalf of his family to Mrs Boardman -- who he described as the most positive outgoing person you could ever hope to meet.He wrote: A racing cyclist of some standing in her day, she gave up competitive riding when Lisa and I came along but she never lost her love of the bike or of competing. A stealth combatant and full of energy; mum was one of those individuals who could quietly turn anything into a contest.On the 10-minute walk to my nans she would often force us to skip -- it didnt feel as strange then as it sounds now -- which inevitably turned into a dog-eat-dog contest, a woman and two children frantically speed skipping along a suburban pavement with a blue garden gate as the winning post. God knows what it looked like to people driving past.Our mum was the most positive outgoing person you could ever hope to meet and her generosity of spirit inspired everyone she met.Many of our childhood memories involve my mother and the outdoors, walking out over Hoylake sandbank, swimming in the deep gullies or hunting for fossils on Llandegla Moor in North Wales.Wanting to share her passion for cycling, even well into her 70s, she often took groups of young novices out on their first forays into North Wales.She leaves behind Keith, her partner for more than half a century, Lisa and I, and a large, loving family. We cannot yet conceive a world without her in it. We love you Carol, may the wind be ever at your back.The tribute was featured in full at the end of ITV4s Tour de France Highlights show on Sunday. The Hoylake-born father-of-six has featured as a pundit in the stations coverage of the event but flew home to the UK on Saturday following the accident.His ITV broadcasting colleague Ned Boulting tweeted: Im so sorry Chris. You and your family are uppermost in our thoughts here in France.Bob Howden, president of British Cycling -- which Boardman is policy adviser to -- said: This is truly awful news and my thoughts, and those of everyone at British Cycling, are with Carols family.Sir Gary Verity, who helped bring the Tour de France to Yorkshire in 2014, was among those sending their condolences online. He wrote on Twitter: Devastating news. Sending our thoughts & prayers. Condolences from all your friends in Yorkshire.Philip Walton tweeted: Carol Boardman was one of the loveliest women you could wish to meet. The cycling community & the world is a poorer place without her. RIP.Scott OBrien said: So sad to hear of the death of the nicest lady in #cycling. Carol Boardman died today after being hit by a car yesterday #ripPolice said they were called to the collision scene at the roundabout in Mold Road with the junction of Ffordd Llanarth at 1.54pm. The pick-up vehicle involved in the collision was a white Mitsubishi L200.A spokeswoman for North Wales Police said: Police are renewing their appeal for anybody who may have witnessed the collision to contact officers on 101, quoting reference number U104385. Corey Perry Ducks Jersey . Shot outdoors against the stunning backdrop of Banff, Alta., the networks 30-minute original production airs tonight at 8pm et/5pm pt on TSN2. The four All-Star teams will play for $100,000 in prize money during TSNs annual skins game, airing live this weekend on TSN from The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre. Ryan Kesler Ducks Jersey .875,000, avoiding arbitration. Clippards deal Monday means all eight Nationals players who filed for arbitration wound up settling before a hearing. http://www.hockeyducksauthority.com/max-jones-ducks-jersey-c-15/ Carmelo Anthony became the all-time leading scorer in United States mens Olympic basketball history on Wednesday night, passing LeBron James?in the teams 98-88 win against Australia.?Anthony passed James mark of 273 points. He opened the game by making three 3-pointers and then moved past James, his close friend, with another 3 from the left wing with 1:08 left in the first quarter.David Robinson (270) and Michael Jordan (256) are third and fourth on the all-time U.S. list, respectively.Anthony totaled 14 points in the opening quarter and finished with a game-high 31. He has 293 points in his Olympic career.Brazils Oscar Schmidt holds the all-time record of 1,093,?but unlike Anthony, he didnt have his minutes restricted while playing on powerhouse teams.Of course I was conscious of it, Anthony said of the scoring mark. My teammates was making sure I was aware of the situation, but tonight was one of those nights where I wanted to let the game come to me and take the shots that was given to me, take the open shots and kind of play basketball.And at the end of the day I was in my zone. I was playing basketball.Anthony knocked down nine 3-pointers, one shy of his U.S. record, and finished 11-of-21 from the field. He added eight rebounds and two steals and might have saved the Americans from a loss by scoring 14 points in the fourth quarter.Carmelo was magnificent, U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski said.Anthony is the first U.S. mens basketball player to compete in four Olympics and has a chance to become the first mens basketball player to win three Olympic gold medals.A 13-year NBA veteran who has starred for the?New York Knicks the ppast six seasons, Anthony won gold with the U. Jonathan Bernier Ducks Jersey Authentic. S. in 2008 and 12. He also won a bronze medal in 04.He was wanting that moment, teammate Paul George said after the Americans escaped an upset. He was special tonight. We joke about it, this being his farewell tour.Anthony, 32, chose to play with the U.S. team in a summer in which close friends James, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade either passed on the chance to play or were sidelined by injury. During an interview with ESPN that aired earlier this week, he explained why he decided to play in Rio.I enjoy it, I enjoy it, Anthony said. I like it. I enjoy learning about different players personalities, not just as basketball players, but as people. I feel like Im that bridge, that gap, between the veterans and the young guys.Anthonys Olympic odyssey began with a disappointing performance in Athens, where the Americans staggered to a bronze medal and worldwide embarrassment. But hes been a major part of the U.S. programs resurgence.His leadership has really blossomed big time, said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketballs director. I would say if Carmelo played on any team long enough he would be the leading scorer. Thats the kind of scorer that he is.In addition to holding the U.S. mens all-time scoring mark, Anthony has also played in a record 26 Olympic games. He trails Robinson by 31 rebounds for the all-time lead and trails Jordan by 20 field goals for the all-time field goal attempts mark.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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