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when our offence is moving." The Red
Posted on 5:51pm Aug 17, 2017
GLASGOW -- All that Tamerlan Tagziev wanted to do was make his adopted homeland proud. Drew Smyly Rays Jersey . He succeeded in impressive fashion at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday. The Russian-born freestyle wrestler arrived in Canada five years ago, and won his first international gold medal for his new country with a dominant victory in the mens 86-kilogram division final. Still trying to catch his breath after the match, Tagziev pointed to the Maple Leaf on his chest as the reason for his 14-4 manhandling of Nigerias Andrew Dick. "Its a big deal to represent our country. Im proud of being Canadian," said the 32-year-old who lives in Toronto. "Im so happy that I can make all Canadians happy. "Im so proud. The national anthem (played) for me." Tagzievs gold came on the heels Danielle Lappages earlier victory in the womens 63-kilogram division and capped a great event on the mat for Canada on a day that also saw Brittanee Laverdure and Jevon Balfour win silver medals. Canadian wrestlers finished with 12 medals -- a Games-high seven gold along with two silver and three bronze -- in Glasgow, tied with Nigeria and behind only Indias 13 (five gold, six silver, two bronze). Dick jumped out to an early 4-2 lead in the first round against Tagziev, but the native of Beslan, Russia, quickly countered to score 12 straight points. "I knew I was going to beat him easy," said Tagziev. "He surprised me (early), but I was sure I was going to beat him." Indias Pawan Kumar and South Africas Armando Heitbrink split the bronze medals. Meanwhile, Lappage defeated Indias Geetika Jakhar 7-0 in the womens 63-kilogram final to also cap off her first Commonwealth Games in style. "It was awesome. The Games experience, the whole thing was just incredible," said the 23-year-old from Olds, Alta. "The crowd was amazing. Ive never wrestled in front of this many excited people before." Lappage and Jakhar got off to a tentative start in their bout before the Canadian scored six points in the second round to seal the victory. "I think that I was just really nervous and hesitant to make a mistake at the beginning," said Lappage. "As I warmed up I started to calm down a bit. "There was built up excitement and nervousness. I feel relieved. Im really excited." Cameroons Blandine Metala Epanga and Nigerias Blessing Oborududu won bronze. Earlier in the day, Laverdure suffered a nasty hand injury in the closing moments of her loss in the womens 55-kilogram division final to Indias Babita Kumari. "I looked down and the finger was poking out of the skin," said the 32-year-old Calgary lawyer, who shrugged off the pain to accept her silver along with bronze medallists Louisa Porogovska of England and Ifeoma Nwoye of Nigeria. Laverdure, who also hurt her shoulder last year and only got back competing in March, found herself down 5-0 halfway through the match before falling 9-2. "For me it was a slow start because I shouldnt give up the first four or six points because they take the points and shut down," she said, before adding: "Im happy with a silver." Canadas other podium finish in wrestling came by way of Balfour, who dropped the mens 65-kilogram final to defending Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt of India by a score of 10-0 in the first round. "I knew he was a good wrestler," said 19-year-old from Brampton, Ont. "I dont know if that got to me or not, but hes a good wrestler. Obviously he knew what he needed to do. "I know what I need to work on. I need to train harder." Sampson Clarkson of Nigeria and Scotlands Alex Gladkov settled for bronze. Balfour said that despite the disappointment of his final match in Scotland, he was pleased with his first Games. "My personal goal was to medal. If I didnt medal, I would be pretty upset at myself," he said. "I dont like going to a competition, coming all this way, and not getting on that podium." Brad Boxberger Jersey . -- The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with cornerback Kelvin Hayden. Matt Moore Rays Jersey . That time around, the cage is as much a part of baseballs daily routine as a beer and a hotdog is to a fan in the stands. Coaches, scouts, broadcasters and other media hover, tossing verbal barbs, telling stories and sharing laughs. Occasionally, especially in spring when the atmosphere is relatively laid back, the list of invited guests expands and on this day, Gibbons welcomed two men strongly influential in his life.NORMAN, Okla. -- Blake Bell knew he would likely have to match Texas Techs high-powered offence with big plays of his own if Oklahoma was to knock the Red Raiders from the ranks of the unbeaten. The Sooners quarterback did just that in a 38-30 victory Saturday, providing one of several spectacular moments for No. 17 Oklahoma as it reasserted its position as one of the Big 12 Conferences best. Bell accounted for 293 yards of total offence for the Sooners (7-1, 4-1), throwing for 249 yards and two touchdowns in handing the 10th-ranked Red Raiders (7-1, 4-1) their first loss of the season. None of Bells plays were bigger than his 76-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Saunders in the first half, a play that put Oklahoma up 14-7 and gave it a much-needed boost of momentum after offensive struggles in recent weeks. "You need to get some chunks," Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. "It (was a) spark to get some big plays, and to get a chunk like that is a huge play in the game. It was a great throw by Blake and a great job by Jalen running it down and making the play." Saunders finished with six catches for 153 yards and Damien Williams rushed for 97 yards and two touchdown for the Sooners, who forced three turnovers. The Red Raiders entered the game riding a wave of momentum under first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury, and they were eager to prove they were worthy of their lofty ranking -- despite just one win over a ranked team this season entering the game. The three turnovers, however, came back to haunt Texas Tech. "You cannot come into this stadium against this team with those coaches and those athletes and do that," Kingsbury said. "... We knew coming in that we couldnt have the turnovers, but we didnt take care of business." Davis Webb finished 33-of-52 passing for 385 yards for the Red Raiders, who were led by Jace Amaros 119 yards receiving on eight catches. Eric Ward added nine catches for 106 yards. Texas Tech led 7-0 after the first quarter and the offensive shootout was on between two of the Big 12s best -- the defending conference champion Sooners and upstart Red Raiders. The teams combined for 986 yards of total offence, with Oklahoma outgaining Texas Tech 526-460. After watching the Red Raiders rally from 21-7 down to takee a 24-21 lead, Lacoltan Bester provided the Sooners with a highlight-worthy rushing touchdown to match Bells earlier pass to Saunders. Matt Moore Jersey. Bester initially thought about passing to Bell after taking the handoff on the end-around, but he eventually reversed course and cut back through seemingly the entire Texas Tech defence. The result was a 35-yard touchdown run that put Oklahoma up 28-24. Webb followed by throwing his second interception of the game -- a tipped pass off the hands of Ward that Oklahomas Gabe Lynn pulled in for the turnover. Williams followed seven plays and 58 yards later with a 3-yard touchdown run to put the Sooners up 35-24, a lead that held up behind an Oklahoma offence that finished with 277 yards rushing on 50 carries. "I felt like we had a lot of momentum when it was 24-21," Amaro said. "We just needed one more stop. We had a good chance of putting it away if we wouldve had one more score. "... You cant be having turnovers on the offensive side and penalties; that really killed us." Bell, who finished with 44 yards rushing on nine carries, and the rest of the Oklahoma offence struggled in the first quarter, gaining just 58 yards on four possessions. It was a similar script to a loss to Texas two weeks ago, as well as last week when the Sooners fell behind 13-0 to Kansas early before rallying. This time, however, it was Oklahomas offence that stole the show against a Texas Tech team that entered the game known for just that. "I think it has to do with team chemistry in our offence," Bell said. "As you can tell, when we are running the ball and running the ball, all of sudden we take a shot, that is when our offence is moving." The Red Raiders did their best to show they belonged among the Big 12s best and in the national spotlight. Once again behind Webb, who has played since Baker Mayfield was injured against Kansas on Oct. 5, Texas Tech took a 7-0 lead -- thanks to a 3-yard touchdown pass from running back Kenny Williams to Ward. Oklahoma answered with two first-half touchdowns -- including the 76-yard strike from Bell to Saunders -- to take a 14-7 lead. The Sooners extended that lead to 21-7 to open the second half after Williams scored on a 3-yard touchdown run. 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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