am training for the Olympic Trials. from mary123's blog

CHARLESTON, S. Nike NBA Jerseys From China .C. -- Josh Hart scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half as No. 3 Villanova stared down UCF and 7-foot-6 center Tacko Fall to win the Charleston Classic with a 67-57 victory Sunday night.The Wildcats opened 5-0 for a fourth straight season, using their experience to pass around the middle and their tenacity to chase down loose balls that Fall couldnt corral.The result was the fourth in-season tournament title for Villanova in as many seasons, the defending national champions running their November record the past four years to 24-0.Fall did his part for the Knights (3-1) with 20 points on 10-of-10 shooting and 13 rebounds -- he was 26 of 31 with 34 rebounds in three games at TD Arena. The rest of his teammates shot less than 33 percent as Villanova took a 12-point lead at halftime and kept a comfortable margin the rest of the way.UCF closed to 37-32 on Matt Williams basket with 16 minutes left. Then the Wildcats took off on a 12-3 run to extend the lead. Hart had a jumper and his only 3-pointer in the surge. The Knights never got within single digits after that.Villanova freshman Donte DiVincenzo had 13 points. Jalen Brunson and Kris Jenkins added 12 apiece.Williams had 17 points for UCF.BIG PICTUREVillanova: The Wildcats showed their resiliency and skill in battering three opponents in Charleston, all by double digits. If youre nitpicking for a deficiency, it might be a lack of height. At 6-foot-9, Darryl Reynolds played the center spot most of the weekend and fronted Fall in this one, fouling out after 26 minutes of action.UCF: The Knights picture is always big with Fall, the tallest player in the game. The school says he is among the 40 tallest people in the world, too. But UCFs offense at times doesnt run through Fall, maybe because hes still developing his passing skills down low. If that happens, look for the Knights and Fall to take off as he becomes a more versatile player.UP NEXTVillanova heads home to play the College of Charleston. After the teams spent the past four days crisscrossing each other at TD Arena, they head to Philadelphia to play Wednesday night.UCF begins a two-game homestand against Seattle on Saturday night.---More AP college basketball: Stitched Nike NBA Jerseys . -- Playing time has been limited for Maxim Tissot this season, so the Montreal Impact defender made the most of his first scoring opportunity on Saturday. Wholesale Nike NBA Jerseys . PETERSBURG, Fla. . Ibaka equaled a career high with 20 rebounds, adding four blocked shots and 15 points as the Thunder smothered the Milwaukee Bucks offence in a 92-79 victory Saturday night. EUGENE, Ore. -- USA Track and Field decided to make hammer throw the main event on Wednesday at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials, giving the sport a spotlight it rarely receives.Entrance fees were waived, the pit was brought to center field and the stands were engaged with interested -- and curious -- track fans. Before nearly every thrower, fans started a slow clap and, when personal bests were hit, the crowd erupted.And with that kind of attention, the women did not disappoint. All three top finishers broke the U.S. Olympic trials meet record, with two-time Olympian Amber Campbell picking up the win with a toss of 74.03 meters on her final attempt.We dont get to feel that kind of magic being out in the back field, Campbell said of Hayward Fields environment. So to be able to compete in the center, at Hayward, in the middle of the day with an amazing crowd -- theres nothing like it.Gwen Berry and Deanna Price rounded out the Olympic roster in the hammer throw with throws of 73.09 meters. Price, who won the NCAA title the last time she was at Hayward, said the atmosphere within the stadium was unlike any meet in which she had ever competed.Amazing, it was insane, Price said. People were doing the clap and I was like, Woah, wow, this has never happened before. And its likely that on the other side, fans were thinking the same thing. But when the women were crushing records and improving their world standing, there were plenty of reasons to cheer.A legend retires ... probablyAfter the competitors had cleared off the track Wednesday, only one thing was left: A.G. Krugers shoes in the middle of the hammer circle.A giant -- in both the physical and metaphorical sense -- leaving behind a piece of his athletic career at the place that probably saw the final event of his career.The 13-time USATF national champion and three-time Olympian had failed to make the top three. On top of that, no American had thrown the Olympic A standard, threatening an Olympic hammer throw showing without an American.It has been an amazing ride to do something like this, to represent the country, Kruger said through tears. I thought Id chance this dream one more time, but I fell a little short. It sucks right now. A lot of emotions right now. At some point it has to come to an end. This is where its at.With 10 open spots at the Olympics in the hammer throw, the IAAF could still pick up to 10 competitors to attend the games. Krugers fourth-place showing at trials isnt a huge booost to his résumé, but he still holds the second-best throw by an American in 2016. Cheap NBA Jerseys Authentic. .Previewing Thursdays finalsThree finals are on Thursdays schedule, all on the womens side -- shot put, triple jump and the 3,000-meter steeplechase.Two collegians are set to return to Hayward to defend their NCAA titles -- Georgias Keturah Orji in the triple jump and Mississippis Raven Saunders in the shot put.Orji is favored in her event, having set the best mark of American jumpers in 2016 -- 47 feet, 8 inches, which she set at the NCAA Track & Field Championships in June. She had the best jump in the prelims, but probably will see tighter competition from Andrea Geubelle, Christina Epps and Imani Oliver.I was really excited about competing for USA at World Indoors, Orji said. It was my first meet against pros and everything. I was really happy with the way I did, and Im looking forward to improving even more.Saunders is defending both the 2015 and 2016 NCAA titles in the shot put, but two-time Olympian Michelle Carter continues to set the bar in the event. Her throw of 20.21 meters (66 feet, 3? inches) is the farthest by an American woman in 2016.The day will conclude with the 3,000 steeplechase, featuring Emma Coburn and Shalaya Kipp, veterans who were both a part of the 2012 Olympic team. But newbies such as Leah OConnor and Colleen Quigley, both 2015 college graduates who are racing in their first trials, are working to make their first Olympic roster.OConnor recently wrote about the journey from collegian to Olympic hopeful on her personal blog. She explained that even though she has the second-fastest time by an American woman in 2016, the question Are you going to Rio? is actually a very loaded one.Making an Olympic team is NOT based on a point system in the United States. We have one day in early July to make it happen, OConnor wrote. Nobody is guaranteed a spot. It takes so much hard work, focus, balance ... and a lot of luck. So to answer the question again: yes, home-dogs ... I am training for the Olympic Trials. I am doing everything in my power and working with my incredible coach to give myself the best shot on that one day in July.Its what everyone has been working toward. So far, 60 Americans have punched their tickets to Rio. 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