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RIO DE JANEIRO -- The president of cyclings world governing body defended the Olympic road course on Saturday, calling it a fair test and suggesting those who crashed pushed past their limits. Austin Johnson Jersey .Brian Cookson addressed a number of issues during a wide-ranging news conference at the Rio de Janeiro Games at the midway point of the cycling program, including doping, the schedule of the track cycling program and several road racing issues.But perhaps the biggest hot-button issue through a week of competition was a road course that some had labeled too dangerous. One particularly nasty descent caused riders such as Italian star Vincenzo Nibali to go down and left Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten in the hospital.Weve had discussions about the number of crashes and the circumstances, Cookson said. It is my belief and our belief at the UCI that the courses were in the bounds of what was reasonable.Van Vleuten spent several days in the hospital with a concussion and three small fractures to her spine. She flew home to the Netherlands on Friday to continue her recovery.Its the riders responsibility to make the right decisions, Cookson said. I went to speak with Annemiek in the hospital and talked to her, and in her case, it was an error of judgment there.Cookson was also asked about the silver medal won by Olga Zabelinskaya in the time trial. It came just days after the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled a ban on Russian athletes who had been barred from competing for prior doping offenses was unenforceable, allowing Zabelinskaya to compete.The Russian cyclist who finished second in the time trial was entitled to be here under the rules of the [World Anti-Doping Agency] and the IOC, Cookson said. Im guessing she will not be the only previously convicted doped athlete at the Games.Cookson has been working to clean up the sport after years of doping, including Lance Armstrongs admission of guilt a few years ago. He said the positive test of a Brazilian cyclist in an out-of-competition test the week before the road race was a sign of progress.Ive said this many times before, cycling has been leading for many years in the fight against doping in sport, Cookson said. Whether there is a small number of athletes trying to cheat, I hope not, but if they are, we will catch them and we will sanction them.In other issues:? Cookson said the UCI is still examining the blood bags from Operation Puerto, the Spanish police investigation into a doping ring led by Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes. Cookson otherwise declined to comment on the ongoing investigation, saying only that when we have something to report, we will.??The UCI is confident WorldTour teams will compete in the team time trial at the world championships in Qatar. Several teams announced plans to boycott the event, in part because they are required to compete at their own expense.??Cookson said he was open to smaller teams in major events such as the Tour de France, but he warned that I think some of the bigger teams would object to that, and there are pros and cons to the details of that. Its something I wouldnt rule, out but lets move forward gradually.??The UCI hopes to expand the cycling program at future Olympics, though Cookson did not say whether it would be merely an expansion of the track program or the addition of another discipline, such as downhill mountain biking or freestyle BMX competition. Eric Weems Jersey . 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Southeastern Conference media have picked Tennessee to win its first Eastern Division title since 2007.When your internal expectations are very high, it doesnt matter what the external expectations are, coach Butch Jones said.This marks the first time since 2005 that SEC media have picked Tennessee to win a division, but that distinction comes with a caveat. Tennessee finished only 5-6 in 2005 despite being picked to win the entire SEC that year.It wants to avoid a similar fate this season.We always have high expectations, Jones said. We expect to compete for championships. Thats why you compete. But you have to follow the process, and its a journey. The more time you spend talking about winning championships and expectations, youre wasting time. Thats taking you away from the task at hand -- and thats being a better football player and a better football team.Jones enters his fourth season as the Vols coach with the most experienced team hes had at Tennessee. That has allowed him to lean on his upperclassmen to help teach the newcomers whats expected.If somebodys doing something theyre not supposed to do, we can (correct) it, junior defensive end Derek Barnett said. He trusts us because were older.Its different because since Ive been here, weve always been a young team. Its the first year since Ive been here weve been a veteran team.The only starters from last seasons Outback Bowl blowout of Northwestern missing from this seasons roster are offensive tackle Kyler Kerbyson, wide receiver Von Pearson, defensive tackle Owen Williams and safeties Brian Randolph and LaDarrell McNeil.On offense, the Vols must find a left tackle to replace Kerbyson, a two-year starter. They also are seeking reliable targets for quarterback Joshua Dobbs, as the Vols havent had anyone accumulate more than 618 yards receiving in each of Jones first three seasons.We have to stay healthy on the perimeter of our offense, Jones said. When you look at it, weve been decimated with injuries (at receiver) the last two years. Everything inn the throw game is about rhythm and timing and trust and consistency. Josh Kline Jersey. Its kind of been a revolving door there.Tennessees defense must replace the Randolph-McNeill duo at safety. Jones called it an extremely, extremely, extremely competitive situation. Candidates include Todd Kelly Jr., Rashaan Gaulden, Evan Berry, Micah Abernathy and freshman Nigel Warrior.The Vols also must determine who will line up at cornerback alongside senior Cam Sutton, entering his fourth year as a starter. Justin Martin, Emmanuel Moseley, Malik Foreman and freshman Marquill Osborne are among the contenders for that spot.But with much of the lineup relatively set, the biggest concern for Tennessee may be how it handles its status as the team to beat in the SEC East. Jones likes the mindset his team has shown throughout the offseason.As we all know, its a long journey, he said. Its not a sprint. Its a marathon and every day is critical. We put a lot of work into this, a lot of work that really started since we walked off the field in Tampa (after the Outback Bowl).Game notes Jones said defensive tackle Shy Tuttle will be very, very limited at the start of preseason practice. Tuttle is recovering from a broken fibula and torn ankle ligament that caused him to miss the final seven games last season. Jones said wide receiver Jauan Jennings also will be limited at the start of practice but is expected to be full-go here real shortly.... Kelly is switching his jersey number from No. 6 to No. 24 this season to honor Zaevion Dobson, a Knoxville high school football player who was shot to death at the age of 15 last year while shielding two girls from gunfire. ... Offensive coordinator Mike DeBord will earn $580,000, linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen will make $505,000 and running backs coach Robert Gillespie will make $480,000 this year according to contract information obtained Monday through a public records request. DeBord had made $505,000, Thigpen had made $405,000 and Gillespie had received $355,000 last season. Jones announced last month that Thigpen had added the title of defensive run game coordinator.---AP college football site: http://collegefootball.ap.org Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Jerseys 2018 Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Jerseys From China ' ' ' 
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