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    导出博客文章RIO DE JANEIRO -- When Claressa Shields won a gold medal in boxing at the 2012 Olympics, she was just 17 years old. Hombre AC7033 Pharrell Williams x Adidas Human Race NMD HU Trail Blank Canvas Nucleo Negro/Morado Oscuro . She could be quiet and reserved. She received almost no endorsement offers, while bronze medalist Marlen Esparza received several.Times have changed. Shields is four years older, entertainingly outspoken, and a much bigger name, in sports and beyond. She says she has made eight international commercials. She has endorsement deals with Powerade and Mini Cooper. There is a movie about her, T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold. She gets much more media attention -- she dominated the pre-competition press conference for the entire U.S. boxing team here -- and deservedly so.Good things come to those who wait, Shields said Wednesday after her unanimous victory over Russias Yaroslava Yakushina in their middleweight quarterfinal bout. And I dont think I was ready for that stuff when I was 17. I think its come at the right time and Im able to handle everything.In branding herself, Shields says she is altering the definition of what a woman can be.When people have the definition of a woman, they always say, Is this a pretty woman, is she skinny or elegant, or does she wear her hair straight? And Im kind of changing that definition of what a strong woman is, she said. A strong woman can have muscles, a strong woman can get into a ring and fight, a strong woman can transition from having braids and straight hair. When I get outside the ring, I just carry myself the way Im supposed. I keep my hair done. Im a lady and very flexible, but when Im inside the ring, Im a beast.Is she ever. Shields has a 75-1 record, and she is not only confident she will win gold again but also absolutely certain she will. Her ambition coming here is to be the USAs first-ever double gold medalist boxer in 27 Olympics, U.S. boxing coach Billy Walsh said.After Wednesdays bout, a reporter mentioned that Shields had slept several days with her gold medal in 2012 and then asked whether she would do so again if she won. Shields glared back and responded: If?I definitely think Im the best fighter in the world here, Shields said in a line comparable to Muhammad Alis I am the greatest!Shields could be right about that. She is rarely challenged by her opponents and spars against male boxers. She used to tell her coaches that she needed to spar against boys, but they would say no. Then, when her coaches noticed how easy it was for her to spar against female boxers, she insisted, Put me in the ring with the guys! She finally was allowed to spar with men, including fellow Olympian Shakur Stevenson.All that has only made her better and stronger. And she will have to fight better and stronger in the semifinal than she did on Wednesday. Even though she won, Shields was a little off the first couple rounds before dominating the later rounds. She described her fight as a C-minus performance, adding, Im trying to get A-plus in all my fights. Im definitely going to get my next one.Shields has reason to be confident given all that she has overcome. She endured an incredibly difficult childhood, growing up in Flint, Michigan, where her father was in and out of prison for selling drugs, her mother was often absent, and Shields was sexually molested. Despite all that, she is now back on the world stage.Claressa came out of nowhere, and now the world loves her because of the way she fights, U.S. assistant coach Kay Koroma said. She fights differently from every other girl, and even some of the boys. And maybe she should be in there with the boys sometimes. Adidas NMD R1 Mujer Baratas . How great will be revealed in the next couple of days at the board of governors meeting in Pebble Beach, Calif. Adidas Gazelle Hombre Baratas . -- New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis is retiring after a 16-year career to become the goalie coach for the Los Angeles Galaxy. . But Bourque, who has missed three games with a lower-body injury, wont be in the lineup when the Habs travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres on Wednesday. CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta returned to form for the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.Arrieta pitched seven strong innings, but the Cubs still continued to struggle against the New York Mets in a tense 2-1 loss.Arrieta retired 14 of the first 15 Mets hitters, including 12 straight following Yoenis Cespedes single in the first. He allowed one run and struck out eight in his longest outing since June 11.That was a little more like it, Arrieta said. I was really aggressive in the strike zone and I was using my off-speed pretty much throughout the whole game.Last years NL Cy Young Award winner got back on track after allowing four or more earned runs in three consecutive starts for the first time since 2012.Its good to see Jake pound the strike zone, manager Joe Maddon said. Its a good game for him to build off of. Another closely contested game with these guys. Weve just got to figure out how to score that run late to get on top.Closer Jeurys Familia escaped a bases-loaded jam with a game-ending double play after Rene Rivera drove in the tiebreaking run with two outs in the top of the ninth, lifting the Mets to their fifth victory in six games against the Cubs this season.Familia walked Addison Russell and Miguel Montero to start the ninth. Then Javier Baez reached on a bunt single when third baseman Jose Reyes made a play on a ball that appeared would roll foul. Pinch-hitter Matt Szczur hit a grounder to first baseman James Loney, and Loney threw out Russell at the plate.Kris Bryant then hit into a 5-4-3 double play to give Familia his 33rd save in 33 chances and 49th straight dating to Aug. 1, 2015.Its hard not to chase (Familias pitches) sometime, Maddon said. Hes got a natural sinker and he throws the ball really hard and he can throw ground balls, so give him credit.Rivera had the third single in the ninth -- following hits by Loney and Asdrubal Cabrera -- off Hector Rondon (1-2) as the Mets beat the Cubs in a rematch of in last years NL Championship Series.Hansel Robles (4-3) pitched two scoreless inningss in relief for the win. Ultra Boost 3.0 Baratas. Noah Syndergaard of the Mets also returned to dominant form in a no decision.Syndergaard gave up one unearned run on seven hits through 5 2/3 innings. He struck out eight before being replaced by Jerry Blevins after throwing 105 pitches.Syndergaard had his velocity early, reaching 100 mph in the first inning, and was able to escape jams in the first and second. He left in the fifth inning of his previous start, on July 8, with arm fatigue after allowing three runs in a loss to Washington.Overall, it was a great team win, lot of fun to be part of, Syndergaard said. It was great to come in here and squeeze out a win against their ace.Arrieta doubled with two out in the fourth, then was thrown out at the plate by right fielder Michael Conforto when he tried to score on Tommy La Stellas single. At first, Arrieta was ruled safe by umpire Eric Cooper, but he was called out following a video review.RIGHT ANGLEBoth Collins and Maddon loaded their starting lineups with lefties against two of the majors premier right-handed starters.Maddon called out the split against Syndergaard as enormously different. Righties entered hitting .210 against him, lefties were batting .282. Against Arrieta, righties were hitting .182, lefties were at .215.TRAINERS ROOMCubs: All-Star 2B Ben Zobrist batted fourth after getting two days off. ... OFs Dexter Fowler (right hamstring strain) and Jorge Soler (left hamstring strain) had the start of their rehab stints at Triple-A pushed back a day when the Iowa Cubs were rained out. Maddon said both were close to returning, but he didnt know exactly.UP NEXTRHP Bartolo Colon (8-4, 3.11) squares off against Chicago RHP Kyle Hendricks (8-6, 2.41) in the series finale on Wednesday afternoon. Hendricks allowed just three hits in six shutout innings in his last start against Texas on Friday and has a 1.70 ERA in his last 11 outings. Stitched Jerseys China NFL Jerseys White China NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Hoodies Wholesale Authentic Jerseys ' ' '
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