ic Council of Ireland regrets that recent events in

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When watching sports -- and covering them -- it is far too easy to get caught up in the details -- to miss the forest for the trees, as they say. We focus on what didnt happen instead of what did. We run toward disappointment and loss because failure, were told, is the better teacher; losers are the more profound storytellers. But sometimes, a good old-fashioned, happy ending should be enough.That is the takeaway from Sunday nights womens gymnastics qualification, in which, despite a fairytale U.S. finish nearly 10 points ahead of China, an incomprehensible margin in a sport traditionally decided by tenths of a point, the post-meet conversation centered largely on what defending Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas didnt do: make good on her promise to defend her all-around title.The two-per-country rule is heartbreaking, said U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman, referring to the rule that will keep Douglas out of the all-around even though she finished third in the standings. Ive been on both sides of it. But I hope she is proud of herself. She did a great job today, and shes making bar finals, which is awesome. The whole team looked amazing today.From the first floor routine by Douglas, who opened the meet, to the final beam routine by three-time world champion Simone Biles, the U.S. women were all but flawless. Their slight form breaks here and there were less gasp-inducing and more welcome reminders that these five women are, in fact, human. The atmosphere in the arena felt more like a show choreographed with the sole purpose of highlighting the famous U.S. team, which drew the watchful eyes of competitors at each rotation and chants of USA! just for walking onto the floor, than an Olympic gymnastics competition.This is what it must have been like to watch the Dream Team compete in 1992.The girls were so prepared, and not just physically, but mentally, U.S. team coach Aimee Boorman said. They should be proud of their performance tonight.By the end of the night, not only had the U.S. qualified first into the team final but also three-time world champion Biles and two-time Olympian Raisman had qualified for the all-around, and all five women had qualified for an individual apparatus final. A U.S. woman had the highest score on every apparatus, and the top three all-around finishers were American.Yet the focus in the arena was on Douglas disappointment (a tree) instead of on Raisman, who was even better than she was four years ago, or on Biles and her incredibly dominant performance or on Madison Kocians qualifying first on bars. It was easy to get caught up lamenting the two-per-country rule (a tree) or feeling sorry for Laurie Hernandez, who looked every part the veteran despite competing in her first world meet, because she didnt have the chance to compete for an all-around spot at all (a tree). Now, as the U.S. women prepare to compete in the team final on Tuesday, its important to shift focus to the overall goal of collecting a team gold medal (the forest).Gabby was excellent, her coach, Christian Gallardo, said. Shes third in the world today, and the team is up by almost 10 points. We are here to win a team medal, and the rest is extra.The two-per-country rule was out of Douglas control. So, too, were the scores awarded by the judges. All Douglas or any gymnast could control Sunday was how well she performed her routines and contributed to the teams overall score and how satisfied she was with herself when the competition ended.I just wanted to go out and do what I was capable of doing and enjoy this moment, Douglas said. I was looking at the scores, and then I wasnt. I was like, It doesnt matter. Youve done an awesome job. You did a great beam routine, and at the end of the day, you finished strong.I would have loved to go back and defend my title. But this has been an amazing experience, and the support around me has been amazing. After beam, I was thinking, Wow, what an amazing run. Im happy for Aly. She worked so hard. We have a bond, and no matter who falls or who makes it, were still one team. Now lets win team gold. Adidas NMD R1 Nere . The Clippers were angry about blowing a big lead; the Kings didnt like being in that kind of hole and nearly digging themselves out only to lose. Adidas NMD R1 Primeknit . Jeff Green scored 13 points and Kris Humphries 12 for the Celtics, who nearly blew an 18-point, second-half lead. Sullingers 20-20 was the first by a Celtics player since Kevin Garnetts first game in Boston in 2007. Garnett was dealt -- along with Paul Pierce -- to Brooklyn during the off-season. http://www.scarpeyeezyitalia.it/adidas-nmd-r2.html . Irving scored 23 points, Tristan Thompson had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-109 on Friday night. Scarpe NMD_XR1 . 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). Adidas Yeezy Shop Italia . Speaking Thursday on TSN 1050 Thursday, the Leafs GM also touched on the questions surrounding the teams leadership and the struggles of his big-name free-agent signing. “Its not from lack of effort from the coaching staff. RIO DE JANEIRO -- European Olympic head Patrick Hickey of Ireland is spending the closing days of the Rio Games in a prison after his arrest in a ticket-scalping scandal, authorities said Friday.The 71-year-old International Olympic Committee executive was denied bail after his legal team argued unsuccessfully that he was being detained illegally following his early-morning arrest Wednesday at his hotel.Police only began questioning Hickey on Thursday because he was hospitalized for a day with chest pains following his arrest. Hickey has now been transferred to the sprawling Bangu prison complex in Rio, a police statement said. Hickeys Brazilian lawyers did not respond to an email seeking comment.Hickey has temporarily stepped down from his IOC duties, including his post on the ruling executive board and heading the influential umbrella group for Europes Olympic bodies.The former judo athlete is facing charges of conspiracy, ticket scalping and ambush marketing after Brazilian authorities alleged he was part of a plot to make $3 million by illegally selling Rio Games tickets above face value.Police said Irelands Olympic body helped transfer tickets to an unauthorized vendor who would set high fees and disguise the transaction as a hospitality package.The Olympic Councill of Ireland board said it will not comment Hickeys criminal case, adding that he is receiving his own legal advice and is entitled to natural justice and due process.ddddddddddddHickey built his power base through judo, going on to lead the Irish Olympic team at the 1988 and 1992 Games before being elected to the IOC in 1995. He joined the executive board four years ago.The OCI has halted the earlier internal investigation established by Hickey before his arrest and set up an independent one. The Dublin-based organization said it will cooperate fully with a non-statutory government inquiry at home into the scandal.Rio police made their first arrests in the investigation last week when Kevin James Mallon, from the British hospitality provider THG, was held in Rio. Authorities have also issued warrants for four more executives at the company.Some Irish tickets for the Olympics opening ceremony with a face value of $1,400 were sold for $8,000, police said.The board of the Olympic Council of Ireland regrets that recent events in Brazil have overshadowed the many great performances of Team Ireland at the Rio Olympic Games, the organization said. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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