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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Former Alabama track star Kirani James won the silver medal in the mens 400-meter final but it took a world-record time to defeat the 2012 Olympic gold medalist from Grenada. Cheap Celtics Jerseys .Running out of lane eight, South Africas Wayde Van Niekerk scorched the field with a world-record time of 43.03 to beat James, who finished second with a season-best time of 43.76. LaShawn Merritt of the United States took the bronze in 43.85. The medal is the 12th all-time for Alabama athletes in Olympic track and field.Former Tennessee athlete Justin Gatlin claimed his fifth Olympic medal and third medal in the 100m dash when he took second place in the final to earn a silver medal. He recorded a time of 9.89 in the final. He finished just short of Usain Bolt who recorded a time of 9.81 to win his third straight Olympic gold in the mens 100m dash.Previously, Gatlin claimed gold in the 100m dash at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and bronze at the 2012 London Games. Gatlin earned bronze in the 200m dash and silver as part of the 4x100m relay team at the Athens games. He is the first American to win three 100m Olympic medals of any kind. Gatlins silver medal brings Tennessee athletes Olympic medal count to 52. 16 of those Tennessee medals have been won by track and field athletes. John Havlicek Jersey Large . Rob Manfred, baseballs chief operating officer, testified last week during the grievance filed by the players union to overturn Rodriguezs 211-game suspension. A person familiar with the hearing, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press on Saturday that Manfred testified the sport wasnt concerned whether Bosch distributed performance-enhancing drugs to minors because MLBs interest was his relationship with players under investigation. Custom Shaquille ONeal Jersey .ca NBA Power Rankings, ahead of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. http://www.customcelticsjersey.com/cust ... -217e.html . Newcastle dominated in the early stages but City weathered the storm and then raised its game in extra time. Negredo broke the deadlock from close range after a simple move in the 99th minute before Dzeko took the ball round goalkeeper Tim Krul to seal the victory in the 105th. PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has recovered from foot injuries and should be ready to play when the team opens training camp in two weeks.Embiid, the No. 3 pick in the 2014 draft, has yet to make his NBA debut because of two surgeries on his right foot that stunted his progress and put a serious crimp in Philadelphias rebuilding process.Coach Brett Brown said the 22-year-old Embiid, a 7-foot center out of Kansas, will play this season with yet to be determined restrictions to ease him into the NBA. One such condition could include holding him out on the second night of back-to-back games.Embiid has wowed the organization in private workouts since the end of last season and his potential has Brown excited that the Sixers -- coming off a 10-win season -- have found their cornerstone center.He needs to be the crown jewel, the centerpiece of our defense, Brown said.Embiid broke his right foot during a pre-draft workout in 2014 and sat out last season when he needed a second surgery because the foot had not healed. Because of his injury history, Brown said Thursday he could not say for certain that Embiid would start opening night Oct. 26 against Oklahoma City.The Sixers open training camp Sept. 27.Joel is on track to play, Brown said Thursday. We will learn more about the restrictions that will come his way. What I see so far gives us greatt reason to be extremely excited. Walter Brown Jersey Large. Embiid has played very little competitive basketball in his life and has been inactive since the end of his lone season at KU. He grew up playing soccer and volleyball, and only decided to pursue basketball at the end of high school. He started to blossom as a senior at The Rock School and ultimately chose to attend Kansas, where he arrived with less fanfare than fellow freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Wayne Selden.Embiid hurt his back while landing awkwardly during a game late in the season, and missed the Jayhawks final two regular-season games and the Big 12 tournament. He also missed a victory over Eastern Kentucky and a season-ending loss to Stanford in the NCAA tournament, after which he said that he would have been able to play had Kansas advanced to the second weekend.Everyone is still waiting for his return.I think that the path has unfolded, sort of organically, with the injury, then the setback and now here he is, I think we could look back and say in an inverted, twisted type way, it has provided him a layer of growth, Brown said. I think he sees the world a little bit differently in relation to taking things far more seriously professionally. I see a more mature Joel Embiid today. ' ' '
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