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In the second heat of the womens 5,000 meters Tuesday at the Olympics, Abbey DAgostino of the United States reminded us of what the Games are all about. Air Max Black Friday .After Nikki Hamblin tripped, DAgostino stumbled and fell over the New Zealander, injuring her knee.But instead of immediately attempting to catch the pack of runners, the American helped the visibly rattled Hamblin to her feet.Get up, get up! We have to finish! DAgostino told her. This is the Olympic Games. We have to finish this.The two shaken runners were able to finish the heat, although well behind the rest of the field. DAgostino has been lauded for her inspiring actions.Its not the first gesture of sportsmanship at the Olympics, and its likely not the last.?Here are 10 other memorable moments of great sportsmanship at the Summer Olympics:Lutz Long, long jumper, Berlin 1936After fouling on his first two attempts in the long jump, Jesse Owens needed to make an adjustment if he expected to qualify for the final. Legend has it that German competitor Long, who had befriended Owens, told the 23-year-old American to tweak his approach -- advice that would change the course of the competition. Long, who had already qualified for the final, told Owens to make his final attempt from a foot behind the takeoff board to avoid the risk of another foul. Using Lutzs advice, Owens qualified for the final and went on to win gold. Long earned the silver.Shawn Crawford, sprinter, Beijing 2008In the final of the 200 meters, American sprinter Crawford finished fourth behind winner Usain Bolt, Churandy Martina of the Netherlands Antilles and American Wallace Spearmon. But afterward, it was determined Spearmon and Martina had stepped on their lane lines during the race, a technicality that disqualified them. As a result, Crawford went from fourth place to second and was awarded the silver medal. After the Games, Martina received a package from Crawford. When he opened it, it contained the Americans silver medal and a note: I know this wont replace the moment, but I want you to have this, because I believe its rightfully yours!Andrew Turner and Jackson Quinonez, hurdlers, London 2012During a heat in the 110-meter hurdles, Chinese track star Liu Xiang injured his right leg and hobbled past the finish line. Britains Turner and Spains Quinonez came to Xiangs aid, assisting the 2004 Olympic champion and former world-record holder to a wheelchair to be taken from the track.Shuhei Nishida and Sueo Oe, pole vaulters, Berlin 1936After Earle Meadows of the United States won gold in the pole vault, Japanese competitors Nishida and Oe competed in a jump-off for the silver. Although both vaulters finished with the same height, the silver was ultimately awarded to Nishida for having fewer misses than Oe. However, when the Olympians returned home, they did the unthinkable. Nishida and Oe cut their medals in half to create two new medals of half silver, half bronze. They were called the medals of friendship.Derek Redmond, sprinter, Barcelona?1992Who can forget Redmonds courageous moment during his 400-meter semifinal? Near the end of the race, the British track star suffered a torn hamstring and began hobbling in pain, but he was determined to finish. As Redmond struggled, his father came to his aid, rushing down from the stands through fans and past security to reach his son. With Jim Redmond supporting him on the track, Derek completed the race, although he was later disqualified for receiving assistance. In 2012, Jim Redmond was a torchbearer for the 2012 London Games.Lawrence Lemieux, sailor, Seoul 1988During the fifth race of Finn class sailing, a seven-race event, harsh winds caused Singapores Joseph Chan and Siew Shaw to capsize, throwing them into the water. When Lemieux saw the stranded sailors, the Canadian veered from his course and ceded his second-place position to rescue them. He returned to the race but finished in 22nd place. Because of his actions, the yacht racings world governing body gave Lemieux the points from the race he would have earned for a second-place finish. Lemieux finished 11th overall in the event but was awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal for sportsmanship from the IOC for his actions.Cam McEvoy, swimmer, Rio 2016Favored in the 100-meter freestyle, Australian swimmer Cam McEvoy finished a shocking seventh. But instead of sulking and turning a cheek to the winner, Australian teammate Kyle Chalmers, McEvoy championed Chalmers and celebrated his Olympic roommates victory. After the race, McEvoy hoisted Chalmers arm and pointed at the gold-medal winner to recognize his feat.Dara Torres, swimmer, Beijing 2008The swimsuit of Swedens Therese Alshammar ripped as she was preparing for a 50-meter freestyle semifinal. Torres, an American competing in her fifth Olympics, tried helping Alshammar fix the suit, but Alshammar had to change it and didnt enter the pool area with the rest of the swimmers. Unaware of Alshammars situation, race officials simply assumed she had missed her race. Torres, however, told them what was going on, and the race didnt start until Alshammar was ready. Alshammar did not qualify for the final, but Torres did and went on to take silver.Judy Guinness, fencer, Los Angeles 1932British fencer Guinness was in position to win the individual foil gold medal match against Austrias Ellen Preis. Guinness, however, notified the judges that they failed to award two points to Preis for successful touches, and the change in scoring reversed the final result, giving Preis gold and Guinness silver.Pavle Kostov and Petar Cupac, sailors, Beijing 2008Kostov and Cupac of Croatia didnt qualify for the final of the mens 49er skiff class, but their boat did. Event leaders Jonas Warrer and Martin Kirketerp Ibsen of Denmark were in danger of being stranded when the mast of their skiff broke before the 10-boat final. But Kostav and Cupac agreed to let the Danes use their vessel. Warrer and Ibsen finished seventh in the borrowed boat, which was all they needed to clinch the gold medal. Kostov, Cupac and their trainer, Ivan Bulaja, were awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal for their sporting gesture. Cheap Air Max . A knee to the thigh might have stung him the most, but his sixth straight double-double made up for the brief burst of pain. Discount Air Max 1 Black Friday 2019 . Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek defeated Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) on the indoor hard-court at Belgrade Arena. The victory improved the Czech pairs impressive cup doubles record to 14-1. http://www.airmaxcheapdiscount.com/ . The Masters champion and winner of last weeks Australian PGA has a three-round total of 14-under 199 at Royal Melbourne. "Im in a really good position for tomorrow," Scott said. MIAMI -- For the Miami Dolphins, the usual optimism of training camp lasted only until the first scrimmage, when a dismal showing by the offense prompted all kinds of dire commentary about how 2016 was going to be more of the same.Tackle Branden Albert, not one to overreact after nine years in the NFL, suggested waiting a few more weeks before drawing conclusions.I dont know why everybody is getting their panties in a bunch, Albert said. We will see when the time is right.While Albert preaches patience, long-suffering Miami fans are anxious to know whether things will be different under Adam Gase, the teams ninth coach since 2004.Gase won raves for his work with Jay Cutler, Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow, and now hell try to help Ryan Tannehill become a winner.Hes an expert in pushing guys to reach their potential, Tannehill said, and Im excited to have him.Gase has given Tannehill broader flexibility to change plays, and urged the easygoing Texan to assume more of a leadership role as he begins his fifth NFL season. Tannehills resume includes 15,460 yards passing and 87 touchdowns while starting every game, but he has yet to lead Miami to a finish above .500, much less a playoff berth.The biggest thing Gase could to do to help Tannehill is provide him with better protection. Tannehill has been sacked 184 times since 2012, most in the NFL.Here are the other key issues that will help determine whether the Dolphins earn their first playoff berth in eight years:BLOCKING: The offensive line has been the biggest culprit during Miamis postseason drought, but the unit could be much improved thanks to the addition of first-round pick Laremy Tunsil, touted by some as the best player in the draft.The Dolphins novel solution to their blocking woes will likely be to start four left tackles, although Albert will be the only one lining up at that position. The others with experience at left tackle are Tunsil at left guard, veteran newcomer Jermon Bushrod at right guard and JaWuan James at right tackle. Center Mike Pouncey will anchor tthe unit when he returns from a preseason hip injury. Nike Air Max Cyber Monday. .COMEBACK BIDS: The Dolphins have two worrisome Achilles heels, belonging to running back Arian Foster and defensive end Cameron Wake. The pair of four-time Pro Bowlers are trying to come back from Achilles tendon surgery last year.Newcomer Foster could provide a big boost because the Dolphins have no other established running back. Jay Ajayi began training camp with the No. 1 unit after rushing for 187 yards as a rookie, but was unimpressive during the exhibition season.Wake, who has 70 career sacks, might assume a new, career-extending role as a pass-rush specialist on the Dolphins deep defensive line.DEFENSIVE WORRIES: Wake, newcomer Mario Williams and Ndamukong Suh give Miami a trio of four-time Pro Bowlers in the front four.We have great potential, new defensive coordinator Vance Joseph said. Those guys have a history of being great pass rushers, but thats on paper. Until we do it, nothing is solid.And the rest of the defense could cause Joseph headaches. Miami swung a trade to acquire middle linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerback Byron Maxwell, but there were reasons (injury and underperformance) the Eagles let them go. And the Dolphins must count on a rookie, second-round draft pick Xavien Howard, at the other cornerback spot.TOUGH SCHEDULE: Perhaps the toughest early schedule of any team includes games at Seattle and at New England to start the season, so the Dolphins will likely find out quickly how Gase handles losing.The home opener is Sept. 25 against Cleveland, which will showcase the results of a $500 million stadium renovation that includes a flashy canopy and new video boards. All the stadium needs now is a winning team.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Steven Wine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Steve-Wine. His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/steven-wine ' ' '

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