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After coming up short in his quest for a gold medal in Sochi, Olympic silver medallist Patrick Chan isnt sure about his future in figure skating. At a press conference after the event, Chan was asked whether he was going to skate in the world championships next month in Japan, where he would be going for a fourth consecutive title. He was non-committal in his response. "I dont know if I could go to another one now. Im pretty exhausted," Chan said. It definitely does drain you and you lose perspective." Chan told CBCs Olympic Daytime that all hes focused on is enjoying the rest of the Games. "Right now I have in mind this hockey game Im going to, USA-Russia, and enjoying my time here and celebrating with my teammates," he said. "Were young, we have a lot ahead in our lives, but were going to remember this moment together." Chan was just behind 19-year-old Japanese phenom Yuzuru Hanyu after the mens short program was completed, essentially making it a two-man race for the gold medal. The door swung wide open for Chan after Hanyu stumbled through his long program. Skating immediately after Hanyu, Chan looked to be on his way to gold after landing his first quad. But the three-time reigning world champion stumbled through the rest of his program and couldnt overtake Hanyu, finishing the long program with a score of 178.10, behind Hanyus 178.64. That left Chan with the silver for the second consecutive Olympics. Though the disappointment was palpable, Chan remained positive, and continued to speak in terms of his overall career. "For the first time I can say Im a seven-time national champion, three-time world champion, [and] two-time silver medallist at the Olympic Games and thats huge," he said. "I dont know any other skater who has done that. Its a tremendous career. "I dont want to look at the medals and successes Ive had, I want to look at how Ive changed the sport." No Canadian man has ever won a singles gold in Olympic figure skating. Brian Orser won silver in 1984 and again in 1988, the latter of which saw him edged by a tenth of a point by American Brian Boitano. Elvis Stojko, a three-time world champion as well, won Olympic silver twice, in 1994 and 1998. Air Force 1 China . Detroits powerful offence made that unnecessary. Scherzer allowed two hits and struck out seven, and the Tigers backed their star right-hander with three early homers in an 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night. Air Force 1 Womens Outlet .com) - Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl-Anthony Towns each scored 12 points in the top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats 70-55 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide. https://www.cheapairforce1outlet.com/. Snedekers best result so far this year is a tie for eighth place at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March. He sits 113th in FedEx Cup standings and has dropped to 31st in world rankings — not the results expected from a player ranked fourth in the world only two years ago. Air Force 1 Yellow Outlet . -- Masahiro Tanaka knows that first appearance in a spring training game for the New York Yankees will be scrutinized. Air Force 1 Store . -- Jay Haas and Peter Jacobsen took the second-round lead Saturday in the Champions Tours Legends of Golf, teaming for a 6-under 48 in windy conditions on the par-3 Top of the Rock course.TORONTO - Trevor Harris doesnt have the luxury of easing into his first CFL start.Harris, 28, makes his CFL starting debut Friday night when the Toronto Argonauts host the expansion Ottawa Redblacks. He replaces veteran Ricky Ray, who suffered a concussion in Sundays 17-14 loss to the Montreal Alouettes.The Argos (7-10) must beat Ottawa (2-15) to remain in playoff contention. They also require Montreal to defeat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday to clinch second in the East Division and host either Saskatchewan or B.C. in the conference semifinal Nov. 16.Absolutely, Harris said confidently when told Fridays contest was a must-win for Toronto. Thats the best kind.Hamilton would clinch second with a Toronto loss or by beating Montreal on Saturday. The Ticats would finish first — and secure home-field advantage for the East final Nov. 23 — by beating the Alouettes by eight points or more.At first glance, giving a young quarterback the chance to make his first start against an expansion franchise would seem a perfect scenario for the Argos. But theyre the only CFL team not to beat Ottawa this season as the Redblacks defeated Toronto 18-17 in their home opener July 18 the only other time the two clubs met.They beat us so theyve got our attention regardless, Toronto head coach Scott Milanovich said. If we dont play well they can beat us, theyve already proven that.The six-foot-three, 209-pound Harris has played sparingly over his three seasons with Toronto, completing 33-of-58 passes for 424 yards and a TD. He was the Argos No. 3 quarterback his first two years before being promoted to Rays backup this off-season after Zach Collaros left to sign with Hamilton.Milanovich said he and offensive co-ordinator Marcus Brady struggled with the decision to start either Collaros or Harris last year when injuries forced Ray to miss seven starts. Ultimately, they went with Collaros, who went 5-2 during Rays absence.Marcus and I went back and broke down every drive relative to points scored and Zach was a bit better, Milanovich said. But it was very close and almost borderline unfair for Trevor that he didnt get that opportunity.He certainly has earned it. His teammates believe in him and I expect hell play well.Harris was productive at Edinboro (2006-09), amassing 11,899 passing yards and 100 TD passes. In his final collegiate game, Harris completed 50-of-70 passes for a Division II playoff-record 630 yards and five TDs while running for two more in a wild 84-63 playoff loss to West Liberty.Unfortunately for Harris, he only had one full practice this week as Toronto plays twice within a five-day span.It just felt natural to be in there, to take the reps and call the plays, he said. That can go a long way come gametime.I started a lot of games in college, Ive played a lot of games and theres nerves every time yyou step on the field.dddddddddddd But once that first snap is over, you usually get those nerves out and just start playing loose.Ottawa quarterback Henry Burris, a 16-year CFL veteran, said overcoming nerves is challenging for a young quarterback.You better get used to loving butterflies because youre going to be feeling them and seeing them fly around you for a couple of days leading up to the game, he said. The anxiety is going to be flowing the night before when youre trying to go to sleep and constantly start to rehearse plays in your head.The most important thing is his teammates are going to rally around him and give him the best chance of knowing that he doesnt need to do everything himself. I think thats the No. 1 thing you have to communicate to a young quarterback because once you press and try to do too much thats when bad things happen.Milanovich, himself a former quarterback, agrees.I dont want (Harris) trying to be a hero from the pocket, he said. I want him to get through his progressions and if its time for him to make a play he needs to make it.We dont believe our season is over. I told our guys this is our last chance to keep the dream we all have alive, which is to be champions at the end of the year. I think well come out of the game playing hard.Toronto will be making more lineup changes than at quarterback. Rookie cornerback Isaiah Green, who joined the Argos roughly three weeks ago, replaces Vince Agnew (Achilles) while veteran receiver Jason Barnes comes off the six-game injured list to start at slotback.Running back Curtis Steele (concussion) and defensive lineman Marcus Thomas (foot) also wont play.Burris will start for Ottawa but head coach Rick Campbell will give backup Dan OBrien plenty of playing time against Toronto.I want to get him in there where he gets into the flow of a game and is directing an offence and hopefully thats for a big chunk of time (Friday), Campbell said. I think it only helps us to know in the off-season what our depth is at quarterback.Hes done some real good things for us but we need to see him play for a good chunk of the game and see how that goes.Burris said hes fine with that.I know Im starting things out, well see what happens from there, he said. Regardless of what theyre asking me to do Im going to make sure I am ready.Im making sure (OBrien) is prepared and able to compete against whatever Toronto throws at him. Theyre going to bring the heat. They bring a lot of different blitz packages and love getting pressure.Ottawa can certainly spoil Torontos playoff plans, a role Campbell kind of relishes.Thats always an added bonus, that we get to have an affect on whats going to happen in the playoffs, he said. We know its a big game for them but its a big game for us because were a team that needs to get better each week. ' ' '
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