|White will instead concentrate on his preparations
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|Author:||Dogcat250 [ 11 Jul 2019, 01:50 ]|
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Rosa Khutor, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - Shaun White has decided to withdraw from the Olympic slopestyle event. White will instead concentrate on his preparations for a third straight halfpipe gold medal. "After much deliberation with my team, I have made the decision to focus solely on trying to bring home the third straight gold medal in halfpipe for Team USA," said White in a statement released by U.S. Snowboarding. "The difficult decision to forego slopestyle is not one I take lightly as I know how much effort everyone has put into holding the slopestyle event for the first time in Olympic history, a history I had planned on being part of." White hurt his wrist during a training run on Tuesday and had initially indicated that he wouldnt miss the event. "Shaun is the consummate professional and has made a sound athletic decision," said Jeremy Forster, USSA Snowboarding and Freeskiing director. "We anticipate an outstanding slopestyle debut on Saturday, but also respect the importance to Shaun to keep his focus on winning a third halfpipe gold." The slopestyle course has drawn criticism for its setup and has been modified after Mondays injury to Torstein Horgmo. The Norwegian suffered a broken collarbone and will miss the event. . The 10-horse field of 3-year-old pacers will leave the starting gate at approximately 10:14pm et. Co-owned and trained by David Menary, Hes Watching will be driven by Tim Tetrick and is the 5-1 fourth selection in the field. . Altidore strained his left hamstring in the Americans opener against Ghana on June 16 and didnt play in their next two games. "We dont know how much because we need to see how hes going, but hes available," U. . -- Cordell Cato scored his first goal of the season and the San Jose Earthquakes survived a full half playing a man down to beat FC Dallas 2-1 Saturday night. . Granato was an assistant for the Pittsburgh Penguins for the last five seasons, and he was also part of Team USAs staff at the 2014 Olympics. .com) - Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with just 12.LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Adrian Gonzalez singled home the winning run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night. The Dodgers reduced their magic number to five for clinching their first NL West title since 2009. They won for the seventh time in eight games against the rival Giants, a stretch that began with a three-game home sweep June 24-26. The loss ended last-place San Franciscos streak of four consecutive winning seasons. Carl Crawford opened the 10th with a single off Jeremy Affeldt (1-5). Pinch-hitter Nick Punto sacrificed Crawford to second before Gonzalez stroked a single into centre field for the Dodgers eighth walk-off win of the season. Brian Wilson (2-1) earned the win after pitching against his former teammates for the first time since spending seven seasons in San Francisco, where he was part of two World Series championship teams. He tossed one scoreless inning of relief. Affeldt was activated from the disabled list before the game. Gregor Blancos RBI single off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen tied the score 2-all in the ninth. Jansen allowed a leadoff single to Pablo Sandoval. He was replaced by pinch-runner Juan Perez, who stole second and advanced to third on a passed ball by catcher Tim Federowicz. The Giants threatened in the eighth when they loaded the bases before Hunterr Pence hit into an inning-ending double play.dddddddddddd Dodgers starter Zack Greinke allowed one run and four hits in six innings. He struck out five and walked two in his second straight no-decision. Giants starter Matt Cain gave up two runs — one earned — and six hits in seven innings. The right-hander struck out five and walked one in his second start since coming off the disabled list after missing 14 games with a bruised right forearm. Los Angeles took a 2-1 lead with two outs in the seventh. Yasiel Puig doubled to deep left-centre, scoring pinch-runner Dee Gordon, who came in after A.J. Ellis hit a leadoff single. Gordon stole second and was sacrificed to third by Mark Ellis. The Dodgers tied it at 1 on a grounder by Mark Ellis in a messy second for the Giants that included a throwing error by Cain. Greinke reached on an infield single to third after Sandoval slipped fielding the ball. San Francisco led 1-0 on Pences home run leading off the second. NOTES: Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez left in the seventh for precautionary reasons with mild tightness in his left hamstring. ... Affeldt missed the previous 50 games with a left groin strain. ... Three of the four games in the series are sold out. ... Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson celebrated his bobblehead night with former Lakers teammates Michael Cooper and Mychal Thompson. ' ' '
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