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legacy will not be tainted by 'adverse' drugs test

The Team Sky rider, 32, had double the allowed level of legal asthma drug Salbutamol in his urine.In an interview with the BBC in Mallorca, Froome said he "knows the rules" and there was "no wrongdoing". Women's Matt Williams Replica Grey Majestic Jersey: MLB San Francisco Giants #9 Road Cool Base"I understand this comes as a big shock to people," he said. "I certainly haven't broken any rules here."Cycling's world governing body the UCI wants more details from the team but says Froome is not suspended. The use of Salbutamol is permitted, without the need of a therapeutic use exemption (TUE), but only within certain doses.Froome says he increased his dosage but it was within the legal limits, adding that he was "only too happy" to help the UCI "fill in the blanks". Asked whether he felt his legacy was permanently tainted, Froome said: "No."He added: "I can understand a lot of people's reactions, especially given the history of the sport. This is not a Kirk Mclean Jersey positive test. "The sport is coming from a very dark background and I have tried to do everything through my career to show that the sport has turned around."Froome says he took his team doctor's advice to up his inhaler use after his asthma symptoms got worse during the Vuelta. He became the first Briton to win the three-week race around Spain and it followed his Tour de France victory in July.He was notified of the "adverse analytical finding" on 20 September 2017.The urine test, taken on 7 September, showed levels of the drug, Salbutamol, which is commonly taken for asthma, were at 2,000 nanograms per millilitre (ng/ml). That compares to the World Anti-Doping Agency's (Wada) threshold of 1,000 ng/ml."I have been a professional cyclist now, treating my symptoms and racing with asthma, for 10 years," said Froome."I know what those rules are, I know what those limits are and I have never been over those limits. "I have got a very clear routine when I use my inhaler and how many times. I have given all that information to the UCI to help get to the bottom of"Froome was named in leaked medical records by the Russian hackers Fancy Bears as one of the athletes to use TUEs during competition. The documents claimed he was given the exemption for the asthma drug prednisolone in May Craig Smith Authentic Jersey 2013 and April 2014.Earlier this year, the rider admitted he rejected a TUE for his asthma during his Tour de France win in 2015. Froome said journalists could see he was struggling after stages during the Vuelta, but told them he was fine in order to "disguise any kind of weaknesses from his rivals"."I am racing against guys who are looking for any kind of weakness," he added."I am not going to admit through a Grand Tour that 'yes. I am suffering with something', because the next day my rivals will come out absolutely swinging."

PV Sindhu starts campaign with victory, Kidambi Srikanth loses

It was a mixed day for Indian badminton fans as PV Sindhu kicked off her Dubai World Superseries Finals campaign with a win over China's He Bingjiao while Kidambi Srikanth lost to Viktor Axelsen of Denmark. Men's Nike Tampa Bay Buccaneers #99 Warren Sapp Limited Black 2016 Salute to Service NFL JerseyPV Sindhu defeated China's He Bingjiao 21-11, 15-21, 21-18 in 64 minutes in the Group A encounter while Srikanth lost to World No. 1 Axelsen 13-21, 17-21 in his Group B match on Wednesday. Men's Reebok Miikka Kiprusoff Authentic White Away NHL Jersey: Calgary Flames #34World No.3 Sindhu looked like she would win the match pretty easily, after wrapping up the first game in just 14 minutes. But the world No.9 Bingjiao fought back in the second game with deft work at the net and stooping drops. The third and final game was more evenly fought, but it was Sindhu with her big smashes that forced errors from her Womens Zach Zenner Jersey opponent and to give her the win. Sindhu was making Bingjiao go through the paces in the first game as she raced to a 11-6 Malcolm Jenkins Youth jersey lead as the players took the first break. The left handed Chinese was finding it increasingly difficult to handle Sindhu's crosscourt smashes. The only Indian woman in the fray, made sure to use the full width of the court with her well-placed shots , shooting to a 16-8 lead. She finally took the first game 21-11. After trailing in the initial stages of the second game, she came fought back to make it 7-7 at one point only to trail 11-9 going into the break. She briefly tried to stage a comeback, but her hopes of a straight game victory was snuffed out as the Chinese shuttler staved off all resistance, taking the second game 16-21, to take the match into a third decider. In the third and last game, it was neck and neck from the very beginning as the two shuttlers exchanged blows. But it Al MacInnis Jerseywas the Indian who went into the break leading at 11-7 post some unforced errors from Bingjiao. Sindhu will face Sayaka Sato in her second match on Thursday. In the other match, Srikanth failed to counter the barrage of smashes from Axelsen and lost the match. World No. 2 Srikanth was coming back to action after a injury break and the lack of fitness was in display. He failed to move swiftly and in the end gave up to the eight seeded player in the tournament in just 38 minutes. Srikanth will next take on Chou Tien Chen of Taipei on Thursday.The top eight men's and women's singles players in the world, based on ranking points earned throughout the year, meet in the BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals. Sindhu and Srikanth both came into to the year-ending tournament after a very successful year. Sindhu clinched the India Open and Korea Open, besides bagging a silver at Glasgow World Championship and finishing runners-up at Hong Kong Open last month. Srikanth on the other hand Geno Atkins Womens Jersey won a record four Super Series titles this year. Cheap Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys NFL Cheap Jerseys EliteWholesale NFL Jerseys Supply Nike NFL Jerseys Supply

Lindsay Stalzer upbeat Petron can get job done in Game 2

The vaunted net and floor defense of F2 Logistics had no answer for the pair of Lindsay Stalzer and Hillary Hurley on Tuesday, as the imports powered Petron to a surprising three-set victory over the Cargo Movers in Game 1 of the Superliga Grand Prix finals. Elite Men's Shaun Alexander Green Jersey: NFL Nike Seattle Seahawks #37 Rush Vapor UntouchableStalzer and Hurley each scored 20 points in a variety of ways, with the former firing 15 attacks on top of three blocks and two aces. Hurley scored 16 of her points via kills. Together, the two imports anchored Petron's blistering offense in what turned out to be a comfortable 25-14, 25-21, 25-16 triumph. Men's Jameer Nelson Swingman Gold Adidas Jersey: NBA Denver Nuggets #1 AlternateThat the Blaze Spikers won in straight sets came Doug Flutie Authentic Jersey as a surprise for most observers, who had expected a slugfest between the Womens Tom Rathman Jersey two powerhouse squads. Indeed, Petron entered the best-of-three finals as the slight underdog, having dropped its elimination round game to F2 Logistics in four sets. Stalzer, a veteran import who is in her fourth stint Ryan Hewitt Jersey in the PSL, was not so shocked at the result."The amount of dedication that we've shown in the past couple of weeks, I'm just over the moon because we put in so much time and effort and mental energy," said Stalzer. Given how much they had prepared for the finals against the Cargo Movers, Stalzer was gratified rather than surprised at how well they played."I couldn't be happier with the result tonight," said the 33-year-old import. "It was a team effort, and everybody was at the top of their game." "This was the best we've played, I think," she added. "So this is the perfect time to peak. I'm just really happy."Stalzer fully expects F2 Logistics to bounce back: the Cargo Movers were shockingly listless in Game 1, but their coach, Ramil de Jesus, is known for his ability to make smart adjustments. Robert Bortuzzo Jersey Moreover, they boast of a powerful pair of imports as well, in Maria Jose Perez and Kennedy Bryan. "I don't think it's going to be quite as easy in Game 2," Stalzer acknowledged. "They're definitely going to go and think of everything they can do to stop us, so we'll try and anticipate and just prepare as well." She is bracing for a bounce-back game from Perez, who had 15 points – all on attacks – in Game 1. Stalzer is very familiar with the Venezuelan player, as they were teammates while playing in Indonesia. "I have a lot of respect for Maria. She's a great player and a good friend," said Stalzer. "But you know, she's across the net, so I'm going to take it to her and give the best I got."Though she anticipates a fightback from the Cargo Movers and from Perez in particular, Stalzer remains reasonably confident that Petron can wrap up the series in Game 2 on Thursday at the FilOil Flying V Centre. "We can always improve," she said, hinting that Petron can play even better than they did last Tuesday, when they committed only nine unforced errors as a team – a remarkable number."I'm very confident going into the next game," added Stalzer, who can become a three-time PSL Grand Prix champion should the Blaze Spikers triumph on Thursday. The American import was part of Foton when the Tornadoes won the past two Grand Prix. NFL Jerseys Nike MLB Baseball Jerseys MLB Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale NFL Jerseys China New Nike NFL JerseysCheap NBA Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys USA

Three young GAA stars get big chance in AFL

Three young Gaelic footballers have been handed the chance to advance their cause as AFL prospects with an invitation to a testing academy in Florida next month.Dublin's James Madden, Cork's Mark Keane and Derry's Anton Tohill, son of former Oak Leaf great Anthony, have made the cut following AFL Europe's latest Dublin-based combine in UCD last week. Youth Timothy Liljegre Authentic Green Adidas Jersey: NHL Toronto Maple Leafs #78 Salute to ServiceThere were 21 players invited, including rising Galway hurling star Jack Canning, with Madden catching the eye with a record-breaking effort in the 20-metre sprint. Men's Nike Los Angeles Rams #31 Maurice Alexander Elite Navy Blue Team Color NFL JerseyMadden, a member of this year's Dublin minor team, comes from the same club, Ballyboden St Enda's, as Jim Stynes, the most successful Irish recruit to the AFL over the last quarter of a Antoine Vermette Jersey century.Tohil and Keane, who featured with Earl Campbell Youth jersey the Cork U-17 and minor teams in 2017, also impressed at the recent combine. An invitation to the Florida academy was the route that Galway's Cillian McDaid, Kilkenny's Darragh Joyce and Westmeath's Ray Connellan took to securing contracts in recent years. AFL national and international talent manager Kevin Sheehan was present for the UCD combine last week to oversee it in the absence of Tadhg Kennelly, who has left his international talent co-ordinator role to rejoin Sydney Swans in a coaching capacity. Former AFL players Martin Clarke and Colm Begley were also involved in the organisation of the two-day camp featured five players from Kerry. Sheehan said he understood some of the fear expressed in Ireland about losing top players, a fear that heightened this year in Kerry, especially over David Clifford. But he feels there will never be a deluge making the switch. "It's not surprising the level of player playing Gaelic football, it's elite. You even see it at International Rules level, they can match the best in Australia as they did last month. They're pretty elite. "But there'll only ever be an odd one. It's Womens Terence Garvin Jersey never a flood that comes our way. There's been an average of one-and-a-half to two, and one comes back so it fits in that space, it's not a case of pillaging the boys that are talented. "David Clifford, for instance, doesn't appear to want it and that's fine," continued Sheehan."We've seen that over many years. From where we come, we appreciate the legacy of Jim Stynes to come out when he made that decision 30 years ago and become a legend of our game and contribute massively to our community.,101338

Players confronted by angry fans after loss

Hughes wants his players to use the supporters' fury as motivation as they seek to address their slump in form.Stoke are three points above relegation and travel to seventh-placed Burnley on Tuesday (19:45 GMT). Men's Adidas Atlanta Hawks #17 Dennis Schroder Authentic Navy Blue Road NBA JerseyHughes said: "That is still resonating. Sometimes you need a reality check."The confrontation took place as they arrived back at Stoke-on-Trent station on Saturday night.Stoke's players regularly travel back from away games alongside supporters, but the number of fans on their train on Saturday was greater due to Justin Blackmon Youth jersey delays out of London. Youth Adeiny Hechavarria Authentic Grey Majestic Jersey: MLB Tampa Bay Rays #11 Road Cool BaseFans were then locked inside carriages and made to wait while Hughes' team were allowed off the train first.Some fans who had been on the same train to Stoke as the players chanted "you're not fit to wear the shirt" at Hughes' players."It's good we have a game on Tuesday because it is still fresh in the mind, fresh in their ears probably," he said. "Use it as a motivating factor. Don't allow people to have an opportunity to question you. You do that by playing well, getting results."There could be individuals in our group who haven't experienced it before, but they have now. So they can use it. "You either suck it up Al MacInnis Jersey and do something about it or you go under, and we can't accept players like that."Sometimes you need to understand how our results and performances affect people."Stoke have have now conceded 17 goals in their last four games against Spurs, losing 4-0 in their three previous fixtures against Mauricio Pochettino's side before Saturday's latest defeat. "Each and every one of us understood that before the weekend," added Hughes. "So let's use it as a motivating factor, don't let it make you insular or go into your shell."Some Stoke supporters have also questioned Hughes' future after only four wins from their 16 games so far this season. "There's been an undercurrent since I've been here," Hughes said of the flak aimed in his direction.On the day I was appointed there was a car outside the stadium with 'Hughes out' written on it - that was before I even got here! "But I understand it, some people Cliff Avril Authentic Jersey won't like you or your teams, your picks, your substitutions; some don't like your hair or the way you speak. 'You can't take exception to it. I'm the public face of the team so I have to take the brunt of it, I accept that to a certain extent."

F2 Logistics eye early lead in PSL Finals series

Two powerhouse squads will battle for supremacy when Petron and F2 Logistics kick off their best-of-3 finals series in the Chooks-to-Go Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Game 1 is set at 7 p.m., following the bronze medal match between Cocolife and Foton scheduled for 4:15 p.m. Adrian Peterson Men's Game Red Jersey: Nike NFL Arizona Cardinals Home #23The Blaze Spikers and the Cargo Movers rolled through the elimination round, finishing with identical 7-1 slates before crushing their respective foes in the quarterfinals. They then emerged victorious in the semis to book a finals duel for the second time this year. Petron had to go through the wringer before hacking out a 30-28, 21-25, 25-23, 25-21 to dethrone defending champion Foton in the semis, while F2 Logistics barreled past Cocolife, 25-17, 25-16, 25-17, in their own Final 4 match-up. This marks the fourth straight year that Petron has advanced to the finals of the Grand Prix, while F2 Logistics is making its first appearance in the championship round of the season-ending conference since joining the league last year. Petron coach Shaq delos Santos stressed that the Blaze Spikers are hungry to regain the crown that they last won in 2014, when they were bannered by American import Alaina Bergsma and Brazilian playmaker Erica Adachi. "We know that for the past two years, we were always being beaten by Foton for the title," said Delos Santos. "That's why winning the title this time means a lot to us.""We are very hungry, and we will do everything to win it," he vowed. "It's no longer a question of roster, imports, or any other factors; it's now a question of heart and desire." Petron is also searching for payback of sorts, as their lone loss of the elimination round came against F2 Logistics. The Cargo Movers trounced the Blaze Spikers earlier in the conference, 21-25, 25-20, 23-25, 19-25. "That Authentic Cory Joseph Jersey loss served as an eye-opener," said Delos Santos, who acknowledged that they had no answer for the power of F2 Logistics imports Maria Jose Perez and Kennedy Bryan in their first encounter."F2 was just in its first match, and we had no idea how strong they were," he added. "At least it helped us realize that we're still a work in progress, and we still have to learn as the tournament progresses." The Cargo Movers are similarly hungry for success in the best-of-3 series, as a victory over Petron in the championship round will give head coach Ramil de Jesus a trophy that is missing from his collection. De Jesus has won 10 UAAP titles with De La Salle University, as well as the PSL All-Filipino Conference. However, he has yet to win in the PSL Grand Prix."We want to experience how it feels to win the Grand Prix," Fred Biletnikoff Womens Jersey said De Jesus, who bank on Fajardo, Majoy Baron, Aby Marano and Dawn Macandili against the rock-solid core of Mika Reyes, Rhea Dimaculangan, Ces Molina, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and imports Hillary Hurley and Lindsay Stalzer. NFL Jerseys China Baseball Jerseys CheapWholesale NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Baseball Jerseys Custom

Week 14 fantasy football winners and losers

As we do each week, we recap the week's winners and losers from a fantasy perspective, complete with applicable game and historical data. Check back after the conclusion of the 1 and 4 p.m. ET (and, when applicable, Sunday Night Football) games for our picks of the week's best and worst. Youth Majestic Baltimore Orioles #37 Dylan Bundy Replica Grey Road Cool Base MLB JerseyWho cares who is throwing him football? Hopkins continues to carry his fantasy teams with huge scores, like his 35.9 PPR points that was tops among all players during the 1 p.m. ET games. It was the fourth time in his career that he Authentic Luol Deng Jersey had scored at least 35,and in each of the four he had a different quarterback throwing to him: Ryan Fitzpatrick for his career-best 44.8 in 2014 Week 13, Brian Hoyer for his 36.8 in 2015 Week 6, Deshaun Watson for his 36.4 in 2017 Week 8 and Tom Savage relieved by T.J. Yates on Sunday. Hopkins found his way onto a high percentage of ESPN playoff teams (49.5 percent, seventh-highest among wide receivers, and he was the second most-started wide receiver of Week 14 (98.8 percent of leagues). He has given his teams an excellent chance at advancing in the playoffs. The Cowboys' fill-in running backs during Ezekiel Elliott's suspension have performed decently -- Alfred Morris and Smith have combined for 113.0 PPR fantasy points on 134 touches in five games -- but Smith's performance on Sunday was either player's best yet. The third-year player scored 33.0 PPR fantasy points, tops among running backs during the 1 p.m. ET games, obliterating his previous career high and in fact nearly doubling his season total entering the week (40.7). Smith made one big play count, scoring 15.1 of his 33.0 on an 81-yard touchdown on a short pass with just over four minutes to play, and he capped Frank Zombo Jersey his day with a 15-yard rushing touchdown a little more than a minute later. That strong finish could -- and should -- make him a popular addition in the 73.0 percent of ESPN leagues in which he remains available, as he and the Cowboys face the Oakland Ziggy Ansah Jersey Raiders in Week 15. Williams' 30.8 points on Sunday represented the most that he has scored in any of his 13 career games to date, as well as the second straight week he has had a big game while fellow rookie Aaron Jones has played a minimal role. Jones played two snaps to Williams' 46 and had 8.0 PPR fantasy points on only one rushing attempt in Week 13, and Jones played seven snaps to Williams' 52 and had minus-0.2 PPR fantasy points on four rushing attempts on Sunday, per Pro Football Focus' Nathan Jahnke. Williams' start percentage dropped from 69.6 percent in Week 13 to 45.2 percent on Sunday, but after a game like this, doesn't it make a lot more sense for the Packers to simply stick with him as the starter next week?

Leo Cullen on the key areas Leinster can improve

Leinster handed Exeter Chiefs their first home defeat of the season to take control of Pool 3 in The Champions Cup at Sandy Park.Leinster dominated the first quarter, having a stunning try from Luke McGrath disallowed for Johnny Sexton’s foot in touch. Nike NFL D.J. Reader Red Jersey Men's Elite: #98 Houston Texans Alternate Then, referee Romain Poite insisted Devin Toner had not grounded the ball when his Television Match Official Eric Gonthier believed a try had been scored.A series of scrum penalties meant a yellow card for Exeter prop Harry Williams and Sexton exploited the extra man to perfection for the lead try in the 21st minute.Men's Limited Vontaze Burfict White Jersey: Vapor Untouchable Road #55 NFL Cincinnati Bengals NikeImmediately, Gareth Steenson shot three points from Exeter’s first attack for Cian Healy not releasing the tackler.This was neutralised by Sexton’s simple three for Nic White’s no-arms tackle on Healy to grab an 8-3 lead. This lasted to the break on the back of a monster defensive series from the Irish as they repelled Exeter’s vaunted maul and pick-and-go.The same again was required after Sean Cronin was binned for a high tackle on Jack Nowell. They survived the ten minutes before right wing Garret Sparks Youth jersey James Short pierced Leinster for the equalizing try in the 55th minute.The Irish responded impressively for Nacewa to strike a lead penalty in the 62nd minute. The issue was put beyond doubt when Jack Conan powered over for Isa Nacewa to convert in the 72nd minute.“It was a closely fought-out game, a proper cup rugby match," reflected Leinster Kevin White Youth jersey coach Leo Cullen. “There’s plenty of things in the game that we get better at as well, a little bit of composure."But it’s not an easy place to come and get Authentic Eric Decker Jersey a win. So we’re delighted to get that.” Meanwhile, Leinster's Tadhg Furlong gave his verdict on a hard fought win to RTE."We retained the ball pretty well and it was a lot of phases we went through," he stated."Probably the forwards slowed down a bit and Authentic Luke Stocker Jersey were a bit of diesel towards the end, I certainly was anyway. "To go through that many phases and hold onto the ball for that long is pleasing and in the game of rugby pretty unusual."They're a really tough team to stop. We probably let them in and didn't hold width and they got us on the edge on one occasion."It was a big effort from everyone involved and some of the energy needed to get off the ground and make tackles was pleasing." Cheap Jerseys Paypal Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys 90 Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping NFL Jerseys Authentic

Australia edge Argentina 2-1 to clinch win gold medal

Drag-flicker Blake Govers struck two minutes from time as defending champions Australia edged past Argentina 2-1 to win the title in Womens Rodney Gunter Jersey the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. Men's Minnesota Wild #7 Chris Stewart Reebok White Away Authentic NHL JerseyGovers struck to the left of Argentine goalkeeper Juan Vivaldi in the 58th minute after Australia saw Milan Lucic JerseyJeremy Hayward's penalty corner conversion in the 17th minute being equalised within a minute by Agustin Bugallo. Women's Morten Andersen Limited White Nike Jersey: NFL New Orleans Saints #7 Rush Vapor UntouchableIt was a fitting final given that the contest was between Olympic champions Argentina and the world champions.The match lived up to the expectations, with both teams showing their attacking game. While Australia kept their game of all-round attack, Argentina did their best to maintain their game of holding the ball in their half and wait for a counter-attack.Even though Australia pressed hard, Argentina kept moving the ball quickly. Australia drew the first blood, with Hayward flicking between Vivaldi's left leg and left-bar defender Ignacio Ortiz.However, the South Americans pulled level within a minute as Bugallo deflected home at the right Andre Holmes Jersey near post a right cross from Juan Gilardi. Afterward, both teams were locked in a tight battle. Argentina matched Australia's physical game head-on. Eddie Ockenden came closest to give Australia the lead a few seconds prior to the close of the third quarter. Central defender Mark Knowles' long-range ball was met by Blake Govers just outside the circle and he fed the veteran attacking midfielder on the left but the latter was denied by the cross-bar. Juan Lopez responded for Argentina following a superb counter-attack but with only goalkeeper Tyler Lovell to beat, the attacker drove wide of the left when it seemed the match will go to the penalty shootout, Australia earned a penalty corner from which Govers made no mistake to make it 2-1. In the dying seconds, Diego Paz failed to connect a flick from the left as Australia survived some anxious moments to earn the 2-1 win and retain the title they had won in Raipur two years ago."We controlled the game well and got some clear-cut chances but didn't make the most of them," Man-of-the-Match Gilardi of Argentina said after the match. Nike NFL Jerseys Size ChartCheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Hockey JerseysJerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys For Sale

Donaire questions Rigondeaux after loss to Lomachenko

Former world champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire could not help but be disappointed after seeing Cuban standout Guillermo Rigondeaux quit on his stool midway through a championship fight on Saturday in New York (Sunday in Manila). Elite Stefon Diggs Youth Purple Nike Jersey - #14 NFL Minnesota Vikings Drift FashionRigondeaux moved up two weight classes to challenge Vasyl Lomachenko for the WBO junior lightweight championship. However, the Cuban found himself outclassed by the Ukrainian star, and Rigondeaux proceeded to quit on his stool after the sixth round. Men's Replica Mitchell And Ness Early Wynn White Jersey - #24 MLB Chicago White Sox ThrowbackHis decision to give up did not sit well with Donaire, who said on social media that he did not understand why Rigondeaux opted to quit. "Incredible performance from Loma," Donaire said of the Ukrainian, who has now improved to 10-1 in his professional career. "Rigo Authentic Matt Wieters Jersey has never been in this position where he has been dominated every way." Donaire would know: he tried and failed to beat Rigondeaux back in April 2013, only to be outboxed and outpointed by the Cuban star.Against Lomachenko, however, Rigondeaux's vaunted boxing skills were negated. "Loma" peppered Rigondeaux with jabs and he was well ahead in the scorecards Womens Stephen Strasburg Jersey when the Cuban proceeded to quit. Rigondeaux later claimed that he injured his hand in the second round, severely hampering his chances. Even so, Donaire struggled to figure out Rigondeaux's mindset."I still can't understand how a fighter quits," Donaire said. "I fought with bloody hands, I fought with numerous fractures, and sometimes, my brain tells me to stop and tells me that I have done enough." "But never in my life have I ever quit," he added. "You could knock me down, and I'll at least attempt to get up.""But I won't quit, ever. It is what it is."Donaire made it clear that it was not as if he wanted Rigondeaux to lose. Indeed, he wanted the Cuban to win, as much as he wished for Jamaican star Nicholas Walters to beat Lomachenko Womens T.J. Warren Jersey as well when they fought back in November 2016. However, Walters also lost to Lomachenko, and in similar fashion: he quit on his stool at the end of the seventh round. "I wanted Walters and Rigo to win, because in doing so, it gives me the credibility of being beaten by the top pound for pound Los Angeles Lakers Jersey (boxers)," said Donaire, who lost to Walters in October 2014 via knockout. "Staying on the stool with half the fight left, on the other hand, negates the macho image purported by going two weight divisions up," he said.Donaire is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Ruben Garcia Hernandez back in September.,103853,101455