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Nov 14, 2012 9:51pm
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SOELDEN, Austria—Ted Ligety took the season-opening mens World Cup giant
slalom on Sunday by the biggest winning margin since 1979. Charles Woodson Jersey . In difficult
conditions due to fog and snowfall, the American GS world champion won the race
by a massive 2.75 seconds ahead of Manfred Moelgg of Italy. “Its pretty
phenomenal,” Ligety said. “I didnt think this was possible. This is an
unbelievable gap, a once-in-a-career margin.” According to the International Ski
Federation, the time difference between winner and runner-up in a World Cup GS
has only been bigger six times before—all in the 1970s. Swedens standout
Ingemar Stenmark holds the record with a gap of 4.06 seconds. In the opening
run, Ligety was among the first eight starters who were slowed by bad weather
causing poor visibility before the sky cleared. He still posted the
second-fastest time, trailing Thomas Fanara of France by 0.04. “The first run
starting that early was a disadvantage but it fired me up for the second run,”
Ligety said. “It gave me a lot of motivation because I felt I should have been
in the lead and opened up a gap.” The American put in a risky yet error-free
final run to claim victory in impressive style. Overall World Cup champion
Marcel Hirscher came third, 3.12 seconds behind. “I knew I was skiing well. I
was going fast in training,” Ligety said. “In the second run, I took more risks
than anyone else, more than what was really smart, so I got a bit lucky there.”
It was Ligetys 12th career win, all in GS. The American won the race here last
season as well but ultimately lost his GS title to Hirscher, who was full of
praise for the winner. “My position is super, but this margin is almost insane,”
Hirscher said. “The top in GS is only Ligety, then comes the rest of the world.
This is a big blow for us. It makes almost no sense racing against him. We have
a lot of work to do.” Second-place Moelgg said it was Ligetys outstanding
technique that set him apart. “Ted is focusing on making smooth turns and
completing them,” Moelgg said. “Even if its rough or bumpy, he keeps doing that
to perfection and thats why he stands out.” Ligetys achievement came in the
first GS under new equipment rules, which force racers to use longer though
narrower skis designed to slow them down. A year ago, Ligety led a group of
racers who were fiercely critical of the FIS when the federation announced the
changes in an attempt to make the sport safer and reduce the number of injuries.
“I have been working really hard on these new skis to get to the point where I
knew I was going to be among the best,” Ligety said. “They are not as bad as a
lot of us thought they would be. There is still a challenge as you get tired on
them more easily. The argument we had last year is still very valid as I dont
think they are any safer.” According to Ligety, racers “have to be a lot more
solid technically, the skis dont come around as quickly so you really have to be
on top of the turn.” Former overall champion Aksel Lund Svindal added that the
new skis “are pretty good on hard snow but they are awful on soft snow.” “FIS
might have a problem to make fair conditions at the end of the season,” the
Norwegian skier said. “At Lenzerheide, you have 10-plus degrees and the snow
melts between first and second run. You can end up in a situation where your
start number for the second run is more important than how good you ski.”
Svindal and other favourites like Cyprien Richard of France and Andre Myhrer of
Sweden, who was third after the first leg, failed to finish their final run.
First-run leader Fanara took fourth, 3.23 seconds behind Ligety. Switzerlands
Beat Feuz, who had knee surgery after finishing runner-up to Hirscher in the
overall standings last season, decided not to start the race. Organizers said
the event was attended by 12,000 spectators, though many of them missed out on
the first run. The mountain road from the village of Soelden up to the glacier
was temporarily closed after several fan buses got stuck in heavy snowfall. The
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. Bosh remained sidelined by a lower abdominal strain for Friday nights Game 3
and Spoelstra says “his return is indefinite.” Game 4 is Sunday in Boston.
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three players, including one who desperately needs to regain some form before
the Ryder Cup. Martin Kaymer, the former world No. 1, who is down to 29th, shot
a 5-under 65 and was joined in second by Fabrizio Zanotti and Raphael Jacquelin.
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was at No. 61 in the world and missed the cut in the St. Jude Classic. Because
he had points fall off his world ranking ledger, however, he moved to
No.JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Clint Session is
preparing for the worst. After sustaining three concussions last season—
including two in the same game—and spending the last seven months recovering
from them, Session said Saturday that its “probably too late” for him to avoid
long-term effects associated with head trauma. “I think that is probably
something that is already probably going to happen,” Session said. “I cant
control that. Probably too late for that right there.” Session had three
concussions in 2011, the first in the preseason and then two more against
Cleveland on Nov. 20. He stayed in the game after the first one against the
Browns and didnt tell team doctors. He was placed on injured reserve two days
later. “I kind of knew it was pretty serious, but I just figured, I wanted to
win,” Session said. “It was a big game. We wanted to win the game. I wanted to
contribute. I didnt want to just leave the game. I ended up getting another one.
I couldnt stand anymore, the trauma, so I went on out of the game.” Session
reported to training camp Thursday with most of his teammates—running back
Maurice Jones-Drew and first-round draft pick Justin Blackmon are holding out—
but hasnt been on the field. He declined to offer specifics about his recurring
post-concussion symptoms but later said hes trying to “manage not getting
headaches.” He is seeing two concussion specialists, one in Jacksonville and
another in Pittsburgh, and has been doing “mind exercises.” “Theyre doing their
best to make sure they weigh out all the options so they dont send me back too
soon or I dont try to come back too soon,” Session said. “I think everybody is
doing a great part on trying to get me back to where I need to be. I think Im
doing my best, too.” Session is well versed on the concussion issue sweeping the
NFL, including reading up on recent deathhs of former NFL players Junior Seau,
Ray Easterling and Dave Duerson. Nick Perry Womens Jersey. . Looking back,
Session regrets staying in the game at Cleveland but only because it caused him
to miss the rest of the season and the entire off-season. “I dont regret any
hitting and all that,” he said. “I do regret the concussions. It kind of comes
with the game. To ask me, Would I do that again? I probably would be a little
smarter honestly, not ignoring it. But it would probably take a lot for me to
come out of the game. “It was one of those things I kind of shook off, like a
lot of players do Im sure.” He said he doesnt think hed be in the position he is
now had he come out of the game after the first concussion. “It was two
back-to-back traumas,” he said. “I guess in that regard, I do regret that. It
was the same game.” Session worked his way back for organized team activities
and even did some running on the field. But once he started lifting weights and
working in meeting rooms, he said the tension on his brain became too much. “I
put a lot of strain on my mind when Im responsible for assignments, learning,
teaching as well as being on the field running,” he said. “When I was just doing
the running, it was fine. When you kind of get them both together, (it causes) a
lot of strain on my mind and my brain wasnt ready for all that.” Session called
the setbacks “very scary because you never know if its a warning sign or what it
is.” Nonetheless, he hopes to play this season. Although he acknowledged that
taking an entire year off might be best for his recovery, he added that he “100
per cent wants to play this year.” “Theres no guy with an injury that said he
dont want to play,” he said. “I want to play. Am I going to think about my
future? Yes. I am going to think about my future when I get to the point I can
make that decision. I want to play this year.” ’ ’ ’ 

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