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MOSCOW -- Greek triple jumper Hrysopiyi Devetzi is set to lose her bronze medal from the 2008 Olympics after failing a drug test. Nike Air Force 1 Noir Et Blanche .The IAAF says a sample Devetzi gave at the 2007 world championships tested positive in retesting for the banned steroid stanozolol and she will be retrospectively disqualified for two years from August 2007.She stands to lose her bronze medals from the 2007 world championships and 2008 Olympics, but her 2004 Olympic silver is not affected.Devetzi was also handed a four-year ban from competition, which will have no effect since she retired in 2009 following a different ban for refusing to give a drug-test sample.The IAAF also announced bans for Russian distance runners Ildar Minshin and Irina Timofeeva, neither of whom has won medals at major championships. Nike Huarache Homme Pas Cher . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster when interviewing for the job Friday night. Nike Air Force 1 Soldes . SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. . 24 Baylor in a Big 12 clash between teams trending in opposite directions. Andrew Wiggins made 10-of-12 from the foul line and scored 17 for Kansas (14-4, 5-0 Big 12), which capped a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents unscathed.ATLANTA -- Kris Medlen issued a blanket apology to every coach hes ever had. At least he could laugh about an inexplicable defensive blunder. Medlen shook off a Little League-like mistake with seven strong innings, Chris Johnson hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves bounced back from a doubleheader sweep, beating the New York Mets 5-3 Wednesday night. Johnson went deep in the fourth for his first homer since May 13. Jordan Schafer put the Braves ahead to stay with some gutsy baserunning in the fifth, scoring on a wild pitch that didnt even roll off the dirt around home plate. Atlanta evened the five-game series after losing twice on Tuesday. Medlen (4-7) was still trying to figure out what he was thinking in the top half of the fifth. With a 3-0 lead thanks to Johnson, two runners aboard and no outs, the right-hander got just what he wanted -- a grounder right back to the mound. An easy double play, right? Not so fast. For some reason, Medlen whirled and threw to third -- apparently thinking triple play -- but the ball skipped past the bag and rolled toward left field. Instead of getting two outs, both runners came around to score. "It was like I blacked out, and when I woke up, the ball was in left field," Medlen said. "Its one of those plays that as youre making it, youre like, What the hell are you doing?" Manager Fredi Gonzalez wondered the same thing as he watched the play unfold. "I hope no kids were watching that," he said. "Ive never seen that before. Maybe in 10-and-under baseball, but I dont think Ive seen that play -- ever. Believe me, we dont practice that." Medlen bounced back from the miscue, giving up six hits and only one earned run, while striking out seven. He didnt walk anyone and even picked up the first stolen base of his career in the sixth. He had the bag in his locker after the game, a souvenir to help him forget that other play. Maybe. "We won, so Im happy," he said. "But it feels like we lost." Shaun Marcum (0-9) knows what that feels like. He became just the third pitcher in Mets history to start a season dropping nine straight decisions. "Balls are not falling his way. We havent given him run support, either," catcher John Buck said. "Its just not going real well for him. When Im back there, I feel like were in control of everything. Its always just one mistake or that one inning that seems to bite him." The Braves scored first with two outs in the fourth. B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla hit back-to-back singles, and then Marcum left a 2-0 pitch over the plate to Johnson. He drove it into the left-field seats, slapping hands emphatically with first-baase coach Terry Pendleton on his way around the bases. Nike Air Force 1 Noir Femme. "It felt good. Not just the homer, but hitting it with guys on base," Johnson said. "I like to drive guys in." Medlen gave the runs right back in the fifth. Marlon Byrd led off with a single and Lucas Duda was plunked, putting two runners aboard to set up the baffling throw to third. Kirk Nieuwenhuis followed with a bloop single just inside the right-field line to bring home Buck with the tying run. "I deserved that," Medlen said. The Braves quickly reclaimed the lead in the bottom half of the inning. Schafer led off with a double and advanced on Andrelton Simmons sacrifice before Freddie Freeman walked. It looked as if Marcum might escape the jam when he struck out Justin Upton. But a pitch to Brian McCann bounced off Bucks chest protector, rolling off to the catchers right. Schafer was nearly halfway down the line already -- the Mets shifted their defence against McCann, leaving only third baseman David Wright on the left side of the infield -- and the runner broke for home as soon as he saw the ball get away. Even though it rolled only to the edge of the grass and Buck made a quick flip to Marcum covering home, Schafer slid headfirst under the tag. "Great instincts," Gonzalez said. B.J. Upton followed with an RBI double that gave the Braves a two-run cushion, finishing off Marcum. He surrendered six hits and walked four in 4 2-3 innings. Medlen pitched into the eighth, coming out after giving up a bloop single to pinch hitter Josh Satin leading off the inning. Luis Avilan got Mets newcomer Eric Young Jr. to hit into a double play, and Craig Kimbrel struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 20th save in 23 chances. Marcums start is the worst for a Mets pitcher since Anthony Young lost his first 13 decisions in 1993 on the way to a 1-16 record. The only other pitcher in New York history to begin a season with as many as nine consecutive losses was Bob Miller, who started 0-12 in 1962 before winning his final decision with the woeful expansion Mets. "Its been a three-month ordeal for me," Marcum said. NOTES: Young started in centre field and led off for the Mets, less than 24 hours after being acquired from the Colorado Rockies. He singled on the second pitch of the game and finished 1 for 4. ... B.J. Upton had two hits and a walk. ... The Mets placed RHP Scott Atchison back on the disabled list after he injured his right groin while warming up for an appearance Tuesday night. He had just come off the DL for an ailing elbow, but didnt even make an actual pitch before getting hurt again. 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 ' ' ' 

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