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  • 29 Jul
    导出博客文章RIO DE JANEIRO -- Adam Krikorian leaned over for a moment, trying desperately to
    keep his emotions in check. U.S. womens water polo captain Maggie Steffens then
    walked up, put her hand on his back and offered a consoling smile.Steffens and
    company were right behind their grieving coach, all day long.Krikorian returned
    to the pool deck Tuesday for his first game since his brothers sudden death last
    week, and the U.S. made life easy on him with a dominant 11-4 victory over
    Spain.Steffens, Courtney Mathewson and Kiley Neushul scored two goals apiece,
    and Ashleigh Johnson had 11 saves while becoming the first black woman to play
    water polo for the United States in the Olympics.The victory came on the
    four-year anniversary of one of the biggest moments of Krikorians coaching
    career, an 8-5 win for the United States against Spain in the gold-medal match
    in London. But that joy seemed like a long time ago as Krikorian choked back
    tears while describing his unexpected trip home to be with his family.Leaving
    the village was one of the hardest things to do, because you leave your team and
    your family here, he said. Arriving back at home was probably the hardest thing
    to do, just to see the family for the first time, and then leaving again, home,
    where your family is.Blake Krikorian, a Silicon Valley businessman and the
    co-founder of pioneering video streaming device Slingbox, died Wednesday at 48.
    San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault told the San Francisco Chronicle that
    Krikorian had gone paddle boarding in the San Francisco Bay Area and was found
    lying next to his car in the parking lot. It appears he died of natural
    causes.Adam Krikorian met with his team before practice on Thursday morning, and
    then left for California. He returned in time for practice on Monday
    morning.When he walked on the pool deck we were practicing and the minute we
    saw, like, the top of his head we all just started cheering and waving to him
    and we were just really excited to have him back, Steffens said. We didnt miss a
    beat with him gone, but its always nice to know familys all together and we have
    our family together now and were ready to play.Krikorian, a former coach and
    player at UCLA, grew more emotional when asked about the support of his players.
    The London gold was the first-ever for U.S. womens water polo, and the
    tight-knit team is favored to win again in Rio de Janeiro.Their smiles and their
    love for each other and being here and experiencing it has lifted me up, he
    said.The United States never trailed against Spain, with Neushul scoring the
    first two goals and Johnson taking over from there in a commanding performance
    in her Olympic debut. The Princeton goaltender said she was really nervous
    before the game, but it was hard to tell.I felt good with the defense in front
    of me, she said. I felt like everyone was really stepping up their game and
    playing how we wanted to play and set the tone for the tournament.This is only
    the fifth Olympics for womens water polo, but the significance of breaking the
    color barrier for the U.S. team was not lost on Johnson.I dont really think
    about it a lot, but it feels great to be an example for other black people to
    try the sport and pursue higher levels of the sport, she said.Also Tuesday on
    the first day for womens water polo, Hungary edged China 13-11, Italy beat
    Brazil 9-3 and Australia rolled to a 14-4 victory over Russia. It was Brazils
    Olympic debut in the sport.
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    TUCSON, Ariz. -- Brandon Dawkins ran toward the sideline, where his momentum
    carried him an additional five yards into Miss Arizona. The Arizona quarterback
    ended up going down from the collision, landing right on top of Tommy Lynn
    Calhoun.Turned out to be one of the best tackles of the night against a Wildcats
    ball carrier.Arizona turned the Territorial Cup into a walkover, running
    through, past and around Arizona State while racking up a school-record 511
    yards rushing in a 56-35 victory over the rival Sun Devils Friday night.The
    holes were there all day long and we took advantage of it, Dawkins said.Arizona
    coach Rich Rodriguez promised a new wrinkle for the Wildcats biggest rival. No
    one expected what he came up with: Ditching the no-huddle.Working almost
    exclusively out of a huddle, Arizona (3-9, 1-8 Pac-12) reeled off one big play
    after another, starting with Dawkins 71-yard touchdown run on the games third
    play.The Wildcats kept running away from the Sun Devils, finishing with three
    players over 100 yards rushing for the first time since 1993.Dawkins was the
    catalyst, his run/pass ability keeping Arizona State off-balance while finishing
    with 183 yards rushing and two touchdowns, 77 yards and another score
    passing.Samajie Grant, a receiver pressed into running back duties due to
    injuries, had 176 yards and three touchdowns. Zach Green added 126 yards and two
    touchdowns for the Wildcats, who didnt throw a pass in the second half while
    ending an eight-game losing streak.It doesnt make up for a tough season, but its
    a great night, Rodriguez said.Arizona State (5-7, 2-7) came into the game with
    the nations worst pass defense for the second straight season, only to get
    burned by the run in the biggest game on its schedule.Thanks to missed tackles
    and assignments in the run game, the Sun Devils likely will not play in a bowl
    game for the first time in five seasons under coach Todd Graham.Manny Wilkins
    threw for 372 yards and three touchdowns for the Sun Devils.This was the worst
    performance weve had since weve been here, Graham said. That was embarrassing.
    We let our university down.dddddddddddd.The Sun Devils and Wildcats labored
    through the first 11 games of the season, fighting injuries and breakdowns to
    set up the first Territorial Cup with two losing since 2003.The 90th Duel in the
    Desert certainly got off to a wild start with a first quarter that included a
    long TD run, three turnovers -- one returned for a TD -- and a badly-missed
    field goal by the NCAAs career leader.Dawkins opened the second quarter on a
    10-yard, tackling-breaking run, then found Nate Phillips , who was left
    uncovered on a screen and raced 64 yards for a touchdown. Greens 1-yard TD run
    put Arizona up 21.Arizona State made a game of it for a little while, pulling
    within 28-21 on Kalen Ballages 2-yard run in the third quarter.Then Arizona ran
    away with it.Going exclusively to the run, the Wildcats stretched the lead
    behind Grant and Green.Grant scored on a 9-yard run in the third quarter, Green
    on a 1-yarder. Grant added a 2-yard TD run to start the fourth and went 63 yards
    for a score to cap the runaway.We just absolutely didnt show up defensively and
    gave up one big play after another, Graham said.THE TAKEAWAYArizona State
    battled injuries all season, but so did Arizona. Ending the season with a loss
    like this to their biggest rival will not go over well with Sun Devils
    fans.Arizona had a disappointing season, but putting up a performance like this
    against its rival will go a long way to washing away some of the bad
    taste.DAWKINS AND MISS ARIZONADawkins immediately apologized after running over
    Miss Arizona , did it again during an in-game interview with her on ESPN and was
    still apologetic after the game.I owe her one, he said. She wants to go to
    dinner, Ill take her any time.UP NEXTArizona States season will likely end
    without a bowl game for the first time since 2010. The Sun Devils can still
    technically get a bid if not enough six-win teams qualify, but it appears to be
    a longshot.Arizonas season since 2004 is over. ' ' '