TORONTO - Ben Thomsen and Morgan Pridy were among nine skiers formally nominated Monday to the Canadian team for the upcoming Sochi Olympics. Wholesale Nike Shoes Clearance . Thomsen, from Invermere, B.C., finished 12th in a World Cup downhill over the weekend to meet the criteria for nomination in the final race before the qualification window closed. Pridy, from Whistler, B.C., recorded a 21st-place finish in the super-G at Kitzbuhel, Austria. They were joined on the nomination list by Torontos Phil Brown, Mike Janyk of Whistler, and Trevor Philp and Brad Spence, both of Calgary. The womens team additions included Erin Mielzynski of Collingwood, Ont., Marie-Pier Prefontaine of Saint-Sauveur, Que., and Elli Terwiel of Sun Peaks, B.C. They joined the six skiers who were nominated earlier this month: Erik Guay of Mont-Tremblant, Que., Calgarys Jan Hudec, Vancouvers Manuel Osborne-Paradis, Marie-Michele Gagnon of Lac-Etchemin, Que., Britt Phelan of Mont-Tremblant and Larisa Yurkiw of Owen Sound, Ont. "This is a strong team with a mix of experienced podium contenders and talented young racers," said Paul Kristofic, Alpine Canadas vice-president of sports. "This group has worked extremely hard to earn the right to represent Canada at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. "They will do everything they can to push for the podium and make Canada proud." The Sochi Games will be held Feb. 7-23. Air Max 97 Plus Black . Austin does not believe the game-time temperature is going to be an advantage for either side heading into the Grey Cup. "We dont think about (the cold)," said Austin. "Im not even sure how you would determine an advantage. Cheap Air Max 95 Wholesale . Jannero Pargo scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter to help the Charlotte Bobcats erase a 21-point deficit and rally for an 83-76 preseason victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.WASHINGTON - Randy Wittman learned long ago to focus on what he can control. Thats what he did over the past 2 1/2 years with the Washington Wizards. Wittmans approach helped turn the Wizards from pushover to playoff winners. Now hell have a chance to stick around following a 44-38 season, a 15-win improvement from last year, after the Wizards gave him a contract extension. "I think over the last couple of years what weve begun to establish here, continuity I think is important," Wittman said Wednesday in the hallway near the practice court at the Verizon Center. "Im appreciative of the opportunity to continue on." The Wizards reached the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and won their first post-season series since 2005. They accomplished it in the final year of Wittmans contract and under a preseason mandate to make the playoffs from owner Ted Leonsis. "I was here when it was not pretty. When you see it change, when you see the things that youve implemented begin to work, you want to continue on," the 54-year-old Wittman said. Wittman guided the Wizards to a first-round win over the Chicago Bulls before losing in six games to the top-seeded Indiana Pacers in their Eastern Conference semifinal. "Over the last 2 1/2 years really, Randy has established a great culture, a hard-working culture, a defensive-oriented team," Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said. "Weve been a top-10 defensive team in the league the last two years. Weve made good progress. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, but were headded in the right direction. Outlet Air Max 1. quot; Asked if retaining Wittman was an easy decision," Grunfeld stated," Yes, it was." Having already coached rebuilding squads with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves, Wittman took over as head coach when Flip Saunders was fired in January 2012. As was the case in those other spots, losses starting piling up in Washington. Wittman has the worst regular-season record of anyone who has coached at least 400 NBA games — 191-329, a .367 winning percentage — since the league started in 1946. "Job security is fleeting, as we all know in this business," said Wittman, who played in the NBA for nine seasons. "If you worry about it, youre not going to do your job well." With John Wall sidelined, the Wizards opened the 2012-13 season with a 4-28 record. When their point guard returned, Washington finished 24-25. With Wall healthy and turning into a first-time All-Star alongside backcourt partner Bradley Beal, Washington ended the 2013-14 season fifth in the Eastern Conference. Washington has plenty of decisions remaining. Two starters — centre Marcin Gortat and forward Trevor Ariza — are unrestricted free agents. Overall, 10 players are entering some level of free agency or the organization must decide whether to exercise a team option. Though Wittman and Grunfeld have stated a desire to the keep the core intact, the roster could certainly look different next season. But the man on the sideline will be familiar. ' ' '
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Dec 16, 2019
The womens team additions
The womens team additions