ctice Monday but is unlikely to play in th

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Theyve been the comeback queens of the Rio Olympics, but thats not a tag Australias female basketballers want to carry into the quarterfinals. Sam Reinhart Jersey.The Opals beat Belarus 74-66 in their final pool game on Saturday to remain undefeated after five games and finish top of their group.They next face Serbia in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.But their pathway has been far from smooth.In similar fashion to their come-from-behind win over Japan, the world No.2 side started slow against the 10th-ranked Belarus and had to overcome a hefty deficit in the final quarter.They trailed at every change and were down by as much as 13 points in the third term.Only with five minutes remaining did they draw level, outscoring them 22-7 in the last stanza - seven of which came from star centre Liz Cambage - to walk away winners.Cambage finished with a game-high 17 points and nine rebounds, while captain Penny Taylor - who played her fewest minutes so far this tournament - had 11 points and three assists.Rachel Jarry (eight points, three rebounds) and Cayla George (nine points, seven rebounds) provided a much-needed spark off the bench.We showed resilience again but we really dont want to be in those positions, Taylor said.Coach Brendan Joyce was unimpressed with a couple of his starters who cruised into the game and the lack of intensity in defence.But hes not worried about their medal prospects.Weve just achieved the first goal - to finish first in the pool, he said.The next goal now is to win the next game.Serbia is a good team, but weve done the work to be where we are.If we go out with the focus, the high effort levels well be OK.I just feel were getting better and more cohesive each game we play.Serbia have won just one of four games - against China - at the Olympics.The Opals played two games against the world No.14 nation a couple of years ago, losing by narrow margins, before the European qualifiers.Theyre a team that balls out, said Taylor.They throw everything at you ... theyre very smart basketball players and read really well. Itll be interesting. Cody Franson Jersey . The Vancouver coach and an announced sellout crowd of 18,910 watched in dismay as the Canucks lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders on Monday night by squandering a 3-0 lead in the third period. Brian Gionta Sabres Jersey . -- Arizona knocked off some quality opponents, rolled over a few overmatched ones and grinded out victories even when things didnt go so well. . Isner, ranked No. 14, won his eighth career singles title and took the title in New Zealand for the second time after his victory in 2010. The match was similar to Isners quarterfinal victory over fifth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber which went to three sets, all tiebreaks and contained no breaks of serve. FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who injured his ankle in last Thursdays 17-6 preseason loss to the Miami Dolphins, was not on the field as the team returned to practice Sunday.Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he had hoped Jones would return in some fashion Sunday coming off the injury. From the outset, Quinn said the injury was not serious.He did not participate in anything today, and well see if hes able to do something tomorrow, Quinn said Sunday following practice.Jones tweaked his ankle in the second quarter after getting bumped by Dolphins cornerback Bobby McCain while trying to track down a deep pass from quarterback?Matt Ryan.I think he definitely wanted to go back in, Quinn said of Jones. And just for me, it was a coachs decision where I said, OK, youre done. He definitely wanted to go. He was loose and ready to go.The Falcons are likely to be cautious with Jones this week. The fourth preseason game is more about ggiving the bubble players a serious look. Marcus Foligno Sabres Jersey. ones was limited at the start of training camp with a foot injury. The Falcons have limited his practice reps throughout the course of the preseason.Jones wasnt the only marquee player to sit out Sundays practice. Pass-rusher Dwight Freeney, who missed the Miami game with what was called a minor back injury, watched from the sideline in shorts next to fellow defensive end Adrian Clayborn, who is nursing a left shoulder injury. Quinn said Freeney is expected to practice Monday but is unlikely to play in the last preseason game when the Falcons host the Jacksonville Jaguars.Rookies Devin Fuller (shoulder) and Brandon Wilds (knee) also did not practice Sunday. Quinn said Fuller will have a second opinion on a shoulder injury Monday and likely will be out for this weeks game. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
on October 11 at 09:06 PM

Comments (0)

No login