mble, forced by Bradley Roby, turned into a tying touchdown when Trevor Siemian passed to De from x123's blog

American light flyweight Nico Hernandez, a 20-year-old from Wichita, Kansas, clinched at least a bronze medal Wednesday with his unanimous three-round decision victory against Ecuadors Carlos Eduardo Quipo Palaxti in the quarterfinals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Paul Krause Womens Jersey .Hernandez is the first American male boxer to claim an Olympic medal since heavyweight Deontay Wilder received a bronze at the 2008 Games in Beijing.The 2012 mens boxing team did not win a single medal for the first time in history, a shock, considering Team USA had won a total of 110 medals, the most of any nation, including 49 golds.It feels good knowing we didnt medal at the last Olympics, Hernandez said. That gave me and my team a lot of motivation. Weve all been together since we were younger on the junior team and the U.S. team, so at practice we push each other. It means a lot to me coming here and getting the job done.I know [a U.S. medal] is real important for my coaches and USA Boxing and also for me and my family back at home. Im just real glad because I worked a long time for this.Hernandez will face Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in the semifinals Friday with a chance to claim at least a silver medal. There are two bronze medals awarded in boxing, so he and Dusmatov are both guaranteed a medal.Hernandez is the first American light flyweight to win a medal since Michael Carbajal, who went on to have a Hall of Fame professional career, claimed silver in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.Hernandez, who is 3-0 so far in Rio, advanced to the quarterfinals Monday with an upset over Russias Vasilii Egorov, the No. 2 seed in the weight class.On Wednesday, Hernandez, with father Lewis and mother Chello in attendance, edged the first round and then looked very strong in the second round. The third round was another close one, but he won it on all three scorecards to get the 29-28 decision from the judges.[The fight] was a little difficult, but I know as I go along the fights will get harder, Hernandez said. As long as I listen to my coaches and do what they say, I know they wont lead me in the wrong direction. [Going into the third round] they told me it was close. They told me the first round was close. I knew I took the second round. So they told me I needed that third round to win, so I went out there and executed the plan and got the win.They told me not to rush him, use the feints and let him come in, pick my uppercuts and stay on the outside. Thats what I did and it worked.While Hernandez was happy to win a medal, he said he wants more than a bronze.Im definitely excited about getting to this level and where Im at, but Im not satisfied with a bronze medal, he said. I came here to get gold so thats what I am going to continue to work towards. I dont want to lose in front of my parents. Ill be satisfied once I get the gold. John Randle Vikings Jersey . "I was fortunate to play many years at this level with a great organization and unbelievable teammates," said Hejduk in a statement. Garrett Bradbury Youth Jersey . Hey!" The lower tier of the School End of Queens Park Rangers Loftus Road was packed solid with a very festive-sounding Chelsea choral section in this particular part of South Africa Road London, W12. http://www.authenticvikingspro.com/Alexander-mattison-vikings-jersey/ . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . NEW ORLEANS -- Saints receiver Michael Thomas was having a charmed rookie season until he ran up against the top-rated pass defense in the NFL.His two fumbles and bobble-turned-interception were among the most glaring mishaps that undermined the Saints bid to break .500 for the first time since the end of the 2013 season.Thomas apparently was in no mood to discuss his worst day as a pro following New Orleans 25-23 loss to the defending champion Denver Broncos. He was nowhere to be found in the locker room, so his teammates and coach spoke for him.Some lessons in our league are learned the hard way, coach Sean Payton said. You hope that ball security is not one of them, but it doesnt just happen to rookies either. Weve got to get that corrected.Added offensive tackle and locker room leader Zach Strief, Guys make mistakes. Mike will come back. Weve got a lot of faith in Mike. He knows that cant happen.Nothing heading into Sunday pointed to Thomas careening into a turnover-laden performance. Entering Sunday, he led all NFL rookies in catches (47), receiving yards (573) and touchdown receptions (5).A week ago, in a win over San Francisco, his two touchdowns were tough, critical catches the helped New Orleans get back to .500. His second TD was an acrobatic grab after he tipped the ball to himself over the back of a defender.Against Denver, he caught four passes for 40 yards, but his key plays resulted in turnovers.I know hes going to be stronger for this, New Orleans receiver Willie Snead said. I know hes going to get over it and ccome back Thursday (against Carolina) and be ready to go. Fran Tarkenton Womens Jersey. .On the first play of the second quarter, Drew Brees threw to Thomas, who got his hands on the ball only to have it pop from his grasp and straight to Denver safety Darian Stewart. Denver converted a 50-yard field goal for a 10-0 lead on the ensuing series.Its the two fumbles, though, that Thomas might have a tough time overcoming.The first came early in the fourth quarter with the Saints leading 17-10 and in possession after a missed Denver field goal. The fumble, forced by Bradley Roby, turned into a tying touchdown when Trevor Siemian passed to Demaryius Thomas from 2 yards.Then, after the Saints defense held Denver to a 28-yard Brandon McManus field goal, Thomas fumbled again when he was leveled by defensive end Jared Cricks crushing blind-side hit . The Broncos took over at New Orleans 20 and again Denvers McManus converted, this time from 37 yards for a 23-17 lead.Brees could be seen rushing to Thomas side to see if the receiver was OK after Cricks crushing tackle. Brees also sounds intent on not allowing Thomas to dwell on his uncharacteristically poor performance.Were going to need him to make some plays down the stretch and we will, Brees said. Those guys that care so much, thats the reason why you tell them hey, just let it go. Lets move on.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' ' 

Share:
Previous post     
     Next post
     Blog home

The Wall

No comments
You need to sign in to comment

Clickbank Ads