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« on: September 14, 2017, 08:04:44 AM »
Philadelphia, PA ( - The NHL regular season is about to be put on hold for the All-Star Game and all the fanfare that goes along with it. The break from action could prove to be much longer than expected for Philadelphias Zac Rinaldo, and, considering his behavior on Tuesday night, thats not a bad thing. Rinaldo marred what was an otherwise entertaining game between two of the leagues fiercest rivals -- the Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins. Although Philly is struggling to keep its head above water in the Eastern Conference standings, the Flyers once again showed they can still dial up the intensity when facing the hated Penguins, notching a 3-2 overtime win at Wells Fargo Center. Before Claude Giroux won it for the Flyers with an OT marker, the teams combined for 93 penalty minutes. It shouldnt be too surprising that most of the physical stuff came after Rinaldo delivered an ugly hit on Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang in the first period. Rinaldo already had taken a cross-checking minor earlier in the game, but that was nothing compared to the boarding major that came later in the first period. Despite seeing nothing but the back of Letangs jersey, Rinaldo left his feet to finish a check which resulted in the Flyers forward getting a game misconduct. Video of the incident can be found here: Letang was slow to get off the ice and left the game for good. Although the Penguins have not revealed the nature of Letangs injury, it is promising that the talented blueliner was able to participate in Wednesdays morning skate. Whether he will be able to play when Pittsburgh takes on visiting Chicago on Wednesday is still unclear, but the team said he is still undergoing tests for a concussion and will be a game-time decision against the Blackhawks. It would be a fortunate turn of events if Letang was able to avoid serious injury, but even if he wont miss a significant amount of time, there seems to be no way for Rinaldo to escape a lengthy suspension. By now its known the NHL takes injuries into account when determining the length of suspensions. In this case, however, the leagues head disciplinarian, Stephane Quintal, may have to factor in some comments Rinaldo made after the game as well. Postgame interviews with players who were accused of dirty play can take all kinds of forms. Sometimes the person strikes a defiant tone and fails to claim responsibility while other times a player is wise enough to express remorse for their actions. Rinaldo not only failed to take the blame for the hit, he made it much worse by offering this nugget following Tuesdays game. I changed the whole game, man. (Expletive) who knows what the game wouldve been if I didnt do what I did? Maybe Rinaldo is right about changing the game, but if you want to argue about the veracity of his statement then you are clearly missing the point. With Letangs status still in question and plenty of time for Rinaldo to think about his part in hurting him, the Flyers forward decided to show pride in the hit instead of even the smallest amount of shame. Because even if he did alter the course of the game, he only did so by injuring one of Pittsburghs top players and its obviously wrong to boast about such a thing. With Rinaldo being offered an in-person hearing with the league (at a time yet to be determined), it is widely speculated the repeat offender will be receiving a suspension of longer than five games for the hit. Although Quintal may not reference Rinaldos postgame comments when the video explaining his suspension is released, my guess is the topic will come up when the two men are discussing the incident behind closed doors. There was some confusion as to whether Rinaldo was joking with his changed the whole game comments, but he refuted those claims via his Twitter account. I didnt intend to hurt Kris tonight. Im very sorry I did, read Rinaldos tweet. At no point did I ever joke about such a thing. Those reports are untrue. It doesnt matter to me whether Rinaldo was joking or not when he ended Tuesdays media scrum with those ill-advised words. In fact, it looks worse if he wasnt kidding because that could mean he thinks its his job to hurt key players from opposing teams. Joking about it would be insensitive and extremely immature, but it might be better than actually being proud of the hit and seeing it as some sort of accomplishment. Of course, Rinaldo does earn his pay for delivering big hits, but thats because he offers little else to a hockey team. Pittsburgh had some of the same kind of players in its own lineup on Tuesday, including winger Bobby Farnham, who has compiled 24 penalty minutes in 11 career games before recording his first NHL point. Some folks will go over the top and call for Rinaldo to be banned from the league. The same thing happened earlier this week when Chicagos Daniel Carcillo, a former Flyer and himself a repeat offender, was given a six-game suspension for a boarding play of his own. Rinaldo doesnt need to be run out of the game, but it wouldnt hurt him to sit for a couple of weeks to contemplate his dangerous hit and the flippant way in which he addressed it. After his actions and words on Tuesday night, its clear Rinaldo has more than a few lessons to learn. Maillot De Foot Psg Cavani . 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It could have been worse. “Its going to take maybe two weeks,” said Encarnacion. “It depends how Im going to be and how Im going to be day after day, feeling better or not.Three of the top players in Canadian college football have tested positive for banned substances, a development that comes with doping experts saying Canadas university athletics have become a "wild west" where athletes are gaming the system. The players tested positive during a training camp for the top 37 collegiate players that were hosted earlier this year in Edmonton by the Canadian Football League, TSN has learned. The testing was performed by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, whose officials have informed the players schools about the infractions, according to two senior university officials familiar with the matter. Pierre Lafontaine, chief executive of Canadian Interuniversity Sport, the governing body for university athletics in Canada, confirmed "multiple players" tested positive for banned substances at the March CFL combine. The players names have not been disclosed publicly. Its unclear which schools they attend and what drugs they took. Lafontaine said schools may disclose details about the tests next month. The positive tests mark the latest chapter in a decades-long struggle by schools and sports leagues to contain steroid use by athletes who are looking for an edge. Steroids build muscle strength, add weight, and can help players recover faster from injuries, but also come with potentially life-threatening side effects. Steroid users can develop tumours and suffer other harmful side effects. But as athletes have taken more personal risks, testing has improved. At least 14 Major League Baseball players have been suspended for testing positive for banned substances, and the reputation of cyclist Lance Armstrong is in tatters because of his positive tests. The latest positive tests in Canadian college football come four years after a steroids scandal rocked a major schools football program. In 2010, eight players at the University of Waterloo were suspended for anti-doping rules violations after testing or admitting to using steroids and three years later, a ninth player at the centre of the scandal was sentenced for possession of steroids for the purpose of trafficking, among other charges. Since the Waterloo scandal, 14 other Canadian college football players have tested positive for banned substances, including Concordia University lineman Quinn Smith, who tested positive for an anabolic steroid in March at a combine event in Toronto - days before the Edmonton training camp. "(Steroids in Canadian colleges) have gone under the radar because the attention has been fixed on professional sports and the individual elite-level athletes," Bob Copeland, Waterloos former athletic director, said in an interview. "Theres no question its still a problem, and its tough to say who is doing it. At Waterloo some of the players who admitted using or tested positive were second-string players." Copeland and others say that immediately after the scandal at Waterloo, schools across Canada committed to improve the testing of players in all sports. Yet since then, costs have climbed to $1,000 per test. Public funding for testing has been frozen. Ira Jacobs, dean of the University of Torontos Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and an expert on doping, says the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports is being pressured by the federal government to focus efforts on students who participate in Olympic sports - at the cost of policing college athletes who play hockey and football. "Its a wild west because we have no (effective doping) controls in place and the athletes know," Jacobs tolld TSN.dddddddddddd Paul Melia, president of the CCES, said funding from Sport Canada to the CCES has been fixed at $5.4 million in recent years. Much of that funding goes to pay for 85 doping control officers and for contracts with labs, he said. The CCES pays $1.7 million-a-year alone to two labs in Ontario and Quebec, said Melia, who declined to comment on the positive drug tests at the CFL combine. "We have to monitor 10,000 CIS athletes, 800 Olympic level athletes, 250 alone at the Commonwealth Games (recently in Scotland)," he said. With Sport Canada demanding more frequent testing of Olympic athletes, presumably to prevent embarrassing sports scandals that might tarnish Canadas image at the Olympics and other international competitions, theres less money left to test Canadian university athletes. Its a problem Canadian schools have pledged to address. CIS schools recently agreed to give the CCES money to be used for CIS athlete testing during coming years. While that funding will allow the CCES plans to conduct as many as 200 tests of CIS athletes, that is far below the number of tests conducted on athletes in past years, which makes it easier for athletes to dodge detection. During 2011-12, for instance, the CCES conducted 455 tests of CIS athletes. Melia said the CCES faces challenges in coming months. Anabolic steroids remain the second-most seized drug at the Canada-U.S. border, he said. "We dont know who is being arrested or where the drugs are headed because of Canadas privacy legislation," Melia said, adding that steroids are also the No. 1 imported drug to Quebec. It is similarly difficult for police to make headway on many steroid-related cases. Police officials have said finding steroids is rare because users dont often overdose and end up in a hospital. Police come into contact with steroid traffickers far less often than they do with drug dealers who peddle recreational drugs such as cocaine, said one Toronto-area police official who has worked on drug cases. With costs spiralling up, the CCES has agreed to adopt in 2015 a new drug-code passed by the World Anti-Doping Agency that is certain to further hike costs, Copeland said. Agreeing to that code will force the CCES to invest more money in random testing and developing so-called biological passports for athletes. The passports will establish baseline levels for testosterone and other chemicals and proteins in an athletes blood over a series of tests, so that subsequent test results can be compared. Melia said the CCES is similarly trying to expand intelligence gathering. A doping hotline established last fall has attracted 50 to 100 tips so far, he said. "We are also trying to get stats from schools about how much athletes can bench press or how they do in the 50 metres, so we can compare later results to see if there are big changes," he said. CFL spokesman Jamie Dykstra said the league pays for the testing of prospects at combines but since they athletes are still in university, "they dont fall under our drug policy which was collectively bargained with our players association." Copeland said hes been struck by the fact that second-string players are just as likely users of steroids as A-list players. "I can see why users might justify this in the U.S. for the chance to land a big contract, even though its still a long shot, but these guys in Canada are taking these risks for the chance for an entry-level contract in the CFL," Copeland said. "Thats a $50,000 contract. It doesnt make sense." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '


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