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    导出博客文章ARAMON FORMIGAL, Spain -- A surprise attack by Alberto Contador helped Nairo Quintana boost his lead over Chris Froome to more than three minutes after Sundays 15th stage of the Spanish Vuelta. Disocunt Football Jerseys .An audacious move by Contadors Tinkoff team caught the peloton off guard with an attack at the start of the short 118.5-kilometer (74-mile) ride starting in Sabinanigo in the Pyrenees.Quintana quickly joined Contadors small breakaway that surprised Froome and isolated him from his Sky teammates, who were even further behind.Quintana increased his 54-second advantage entering the day to 3 minutes, 37 seconds after leading the charge up the last of three ascents while Froome struggled to pursue.Movistars Colombian climber crossed the finish line at the category-one Sallent de Gallego summit second three seconds behind stage winner Gianluca Brambilla of Italy, who took the win in 2 hours, 54 minutes, 30 seconds for his Etixx-Quick Step team.We were planning to make a move at the end of the stage, (but) Alberto is a great strategist. We joined forces and we pulled it off, Quintana said. It went better than I could have imagined.While Quintana rode strong throughout, Froome failed to close the gap without his teammates, who languished in the rear.The three-time Tour de France winner finished the stage 18th -- 2:37 after Quintana -- and the damage could have been greater if not for the help of Astana leading the chase of the breakaway.Contador said that he wanted to shake up the race after a disappointing stage on Saturday when he failed to keep up with Quintana and Froome in the French Pyrenees.Taking advantage of the twisting, hilly terrain, the three-time Vuelta winner shattered the peloton with an attack only 13 other riders, including Quintana, could follow.After I crossed the line (yesterday) I could only think about today, Contador said. I looked at the route and I told myself that I had to try something.Movistar followed up with a second attack by Alejandro Valverde that eliminated all but one of Skys teammates, David Lopez, who soon spent his energy and faded.Froome will still have the individual time trial, one of his strengths, on stage 19 to look toward.Esteban Chaves remained in third place overall at 3:57 back, followed by Contador five seconds behind.With the three-day mountain marathon over, Mondays stage is a flat 156.4-kilometer (97.1-mile) from Alcaniz to Peniscola.The 21-stage race ends in Madrid on Sept. 11. China Jerseys . It was hard for Luck to pull off another comeback, or even get into the end zone, while standing on the sideline. Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie Keenan Allen and Nick Novak kicked four field goals to give the Chargers a 19-9 victory against the Colts on Monday night. Cheap Nike Soccer Jerseys .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. .C. -- Todd Fiddler scored a hat trick, including the overtime goal, as the Prince George Cougars survived an 8-7 win against the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League play Sunday. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Mike Krzyzewski is heading out, Gregg Popovich is coming in and maybe LeBron James would even come back.Its a time of transition for both the U.S. Olympic team and international basketball and it starts, as usual, with the Americans on top.The U.S. won its third straight gold medal Sunday, beating Serbia 96-66 in the final game for Krzyzewski, who led the program for a decade and became the first coach to win three Olympic gold medals. He also guided the Americans to a pair of world championships, an 88-1 record and from the bottom back to the top.Its been a joy, Krzyzewski said. Ive been so lucky to have been given this opportunity.Now it goes to Popovich, the other coach Jerry Colangelo considered before choosing Krzyzewski after taking control of USA Basketball in 2005. Like Krzyzewski, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Popovich is a military man who attended the Air Force Academy and has built one of sports most successful organizations while winning five championships with the San Antonio Spurs.Krzyzewski has used the military as an inspiration for USA Basketball, referring to playing for the team as service and sacrifice, and Popovich should be an ideal choice to continue that relationship.You have the best guy in the world whos going to coach the team now and that says a lot for the program thats been developed, Krzyzewski said.It was in perhaps its worst shape ever when he took over, coming off a bronze-medal finish in the 2004 Olympics and an even poorer finish two years earlier in the world basketball championship.The Americans lost their first tournament under Krzyzewski, the 2006 worlds, but havent dropped even a game since.Some things to watch as they try to stay on stop:LEBRON IN JAPAN?James passed on a fourth Olympics after leading Cleveland to the NBA championship, but may not be done wearing the red, white and blue. The U.S. career leader in scoring before Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant passed him during this tournament, James said during an interview with ESPN that he hasnt retired from international play and was leaving the door open for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.STARS ALIGN?Besides James, players such as NBA MVP Stephen Curry and All-Stars and former Olympians Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Chriis Paul all withdrew from consideration for the Rio roster. Soccer Jerseys From China. . Perhaps some or all of them would be interested in playing for the respected Popovich, who could perhaps even persuade his own star with the Spurs, Kawhi Leonard, to play after also pulling out.FIRST, THE MINOR LEAGUERSBefore Popovich coaches James or any other NBA stars, the Americans will likely call upon the minor leaguers to get them there.FIBA, basketballs world governing body, is introducing a new qualification system similar to the one in soccer, where teams will play home and road games against regional opponents to qualify for the 2019 Basketball World Cup in China. That tournament will then serve to qualify teams for Tokyo.The Americans dont know yet who their opponents will be but do know that some games will take place during the NBA season, ruling out Popovich and the worlds best players. They are likely to use NBA Development League players to carry them through until the A-team is available.WHO ARE THE CHALLENGERS?Serbia, Australia, Canada and others could soon be nipping at the Americans sneakers.With a second straight finals appearance in a major international tournament, the Serbs have established themselves as a rising global power. They had one of the youngest teams in the field -- forward Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets is 21 -- and gave the U.S. a major fright in pool play before losing by three points.The Aussies sent their best team to Rio, but were still without Ben Simmons, the No. 1 overall pick in this years draft, and Dante Exum, still recovering from a knee injury. Australia was in line for its first medal before falling by one to Spain in the bronze-medal game. It seems to only be a matter of time before the Aussies hop onto the podium.Canada may have been the best team not in Brazil after failing to qualify. Missing Minnesota star Andrew Wiggins and a few others, the Canadians fell short in 2016 but with talent like Tristan Thompson and Tyler Ennis, they have their sights set on Tokyo.---AP Sports Writer Tom Withers contributed to this report.---Follow Brian Mahoney on Twitter: Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap NFL Womens Jerseys Wholesale NFL Gear Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Discount Jerseys NFL T-shirts From China China NFL Hoodies Nike NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
      September 13, 2018 2:04 AM MDT