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August 7, 2016 will be a red-letter day for Indian womens hockey -- the teams match against Japan will mark their first time at the Olympics since the 1980 edition in Moscow. Tyus Bowser Jersey . But expect no miracles from the side that will be ranked lowest in their pool at 13. Argentina, Australia, Great Britain, Japan and USA have all improved significantly in recent years. The Argentines recently avenged their 2012 Olympic final defeat to the Netherlands in the Champions Trophy final in London.The key thing for India is that they can dominate matches in chunks, and when they do that they tend to play free-flowing hockey and score lots of goals. If such a trend can be established against Japan -- in their least-challenging pool fixture, at least on paper -- then the likes of Rani Rampal, Poonam Rani and Vandana Katariya could have a major influence in the later matches.The teamGoalkeeper: Savita PuniaDefenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Deepika Thakur (vice-captain), Namita Toppo, Sunita Lakra, Sushila Chanu (captain)Midfielders: Navjot Kaur, Monika Malik, Renuka Yadav, Lilima MinzForwards: Anuradha Devi, Poonam Rani, Vandana Kataria, Rani Rampal, Nikki Pradhan, Preeti DubeyOn standby: Rajani Etimarpu, H Lalruat FeliThe key datesAugust 6-19How they got thereThe Indian womens team qualified for the Olympics by finishing fifth in the Antwerp leg of the Hockey World League semi-finals.What they sayNeil Hawgood (chief coach):?This is the first time this team is going to experience the aura of being at the Olympics. It is a big moment for all of them. Each athlete in the team is both physically and mentally strong for the task ahead of us.Sushila Chanu:?While this is the happiest moment for us to be a part of the Olympics for the first time, there is an equal amount of responsibility.ExtrasIndias womens team has qualified for the Olympics after a 36-year gap. They had previously competed in 1980, which was the first year that womens hockey was played at the Games.?Indias track record* India finished fourth out of six teams in the 1980 Olympics -- the only edition they had qualified for before Rio. Kenny Young Jersey . Each of Houstons starters scored in double figures as the Rockets improved to 2-0 against the Spurs this season, with both victories coming on the road. They also moved within 3 1/2 games of San Antonio (22-7) for the lead the Southwest Division. Earl Thomas III Jersey . McCarthy, a player who played some games in the second tier for Wigan at the start of this season, would go on to shine inside Evertons midfield, outplaying the man he was brought in to replace, on one of the grandest stages in English football. On Saturday, it was fitting that Manchester Uniteds most recent dagger into the chest was delivered by Frenchman Yohan Cabaye, a wonderfully gifted central midfielder who put on an outstanding effort for Newcastle at Old Trafford. http:///...rell-williams-jersey . Galatasaray said in a statement on its website Monday that Mancini signed a three-year contract and will be paid 3.5 million euros for the upcoming season, with his salary upped to 4.Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at cmonref@tsn.ca! Kerry, what did you think of the hit that Raffi Torres laid out on Jarret Stoll on Tuesday night? I mean, he popped Stoll hard on that hit, but I cant tell if Torres just got his shoulder or in the head. Torres got two for charging, but could there be more from the league? Max Martin, Toronto Max: I must first acknowledge that Raffi Torres has done an excellent job this season in transforming his game in an effort to play within the rules; not unlike the way Matt Cooke did following his lengthy suspension. On this play however, it is my opinion that the angle of approach that Raffi Torres took ahead/to the front of Jarret Stolls center body mass in setting up to make the hit resulted in an illegal check to the head. Raffi Torres was closing in on Jarret Stoll in anticipation of making an open-ice hit but in doing so, Torres makes Stolls head the principle point of contact causing injury. While the circumstance surrounding every play is unique there can be common threads and similarities that exist for the purpose of determining suspensions. As I viewed this play I noticed distinct similarities from the criteria Brendan Shanahan used in his explanation to suspend Eric Gryba for two games.  I provide quotes from that decision while inserting player name changes to appropriately reflect this current incident. "As the illegal check to head penalty (rule 48) states: A hit resulting in contact with an opponents head where the head is targeted and the principal point of contact iss not permitted. Michael Onuoha Jersey. "There appears to be no malicious intent by Torres on the play. Stoll is eligible to be checked on the play and Torres does not extend an elbow or launch into the head of Stoll. However, Torres route is not correct and he does not make enough of a full body check for this hit not to qualify as an illegal check to the head. In attempting this check Torres does not hit squarely enough through the body. Stolls head is the principle point of contact and the subsequent contact to Stolls right shoulder is secondary. "It is important to note that while receiving a pass or carrying a puck anywhere on the ice a hockey player bears some responsibility to be aware of an impending check, however since the inception of the current illegal check to the head penalty, no player should expect that his head will be made the principle point of contact whether intentionally or as it appears on this play, recklessly... "Taking into account the significant contact to the head as well as the fact that Torres does not hit Stoll through the body he does not succeed with his attempt to make a legal check."  - In summary, in my opinion this was an illegal check to the head.   - Jarrett Stoll was ultimately injured as a result of this hit (Did not return for 3rd period).  - Raffi Torres has been suspended during his career. Aside from the seriousness of the injury that Lars Eller sustained and Jarrett Stoll fortunately did not, the common threads used to describe the play and the decision rendered were just too obvious and eloquently stated by Brendan Shanahan for me to ignore. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '  
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