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  • 01 Aug
    Larisa Yurkiw believed she should compete with the best in the world in the Olympics, and shell get that chance Wednesday in the womens downhill at Rosa Khutor. [b]Earl Campbell Titans Jersey[/b] . When the best Canadian womens speed racers from the 2010 Winter Olympics soon retired and Yurkiw endured injury woes with after effects that extended into years, official Alpine Canada funding dried up. The dollars were targeted at the emerging women on the team, all technical specialists. Yurkiw poured tens of thousands of her own dollars into a bid to make the Sochi Olympics, and raised more than six figures from private individuals and businesses to back her quest. Racing as an independent under coach Kurt Mayr, Yurkiw earned Tier 1 qualification for Sochi with a pair of top 12 results this season, a seventh-place finish in the season-opening downhill in Lake Louise, Alta., and a sixth place at Altenmarkt, Austria last month. The Owen Sound, Ont., native was aiming to compete at the Vancouver Games but tore up her left knee in a crash in December 2009. Yurkiw didnt participate in a full season again until 2012-13, but didnt crack the top 20 in any races, which put her at a career crossroads at just 25 years of age. In what seemed like another cruel blow after all her hard work, Yurkiw went down in a training run in Sochi last week. But she recovered to post the ninth fastest time in the last training session. The contenders There wont be a repeat Olympic downhill champion as American ski star Lindsey Vonn of the United States underwent knee surgery, but 2010 silver medallist Julia Mancuso and bronze recipient Liz Goergl are competing in Russia. Both are capable of getting back to the podium. Mancuso hasnt enjoyed great World Cup results this season, but now owns four career Olympic medals after earning a bronze in Mondays super-combined. The Hawaiian resident did so on the strength of a downhill that was nearly a half-second faster than the next best skier, Lara Gut of Switzerland. Goergls two World Cup wins this season (one downhill, one super-G) have come in the last month, while Gut, Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden of Austria and Slovenias Tina Maze also own downhill wins this season. Maria Hoefl-Riesch, with three, is the only skier with multiple downhill wins this season. The German veteran would have to be considered co-favourite along with Mancuso for the downhill, after winning her third career Olympic gold medal in Mondays super-combined. She is also the overall World Cup points leader. Dominique Gisin of Switzerland hasnt been on the World Cup podium since late 2011, but served notice she could be a factor with a winning training session earlier this week. Anna Wenninger of Austria and Elena Fanchin of Italy are also contender, each having been on the World Cup podium twice in downhill this season, though not yet in the top spot. Tina Weirather under normal circumstances would be considered a strong medal contender after racking up nine World Cup podiums this season, including four in the downhill. But the skier from tiny Liechtenstein, who suffered a serious injury that put her on the sidelines just days before the 2010 Olympics, is uncertain to compete after hurting her leg in a weekend training session. [b]Jurrell Casey Womens Jersey[/b] . Colton Sissons also scored for Milwaukee (19-12-8), which went ahead with a two-goal third period. Wade MacLeod and Greg McKegg replied for Toronto (23-12-4). [b]A.J. Brown Youth Jersey[/b] . General Manager Sam Presti said the three-time All-Star had knee swelling that would not subside, and the procedure was intended to solve the problem. He said doctors determined that a loose stitch was to blame for the swelling, that Westbrooks lateral meniscus has healed properly and the procedure was successful.Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has been given an extended one-week ban by the Scottish Premiership club for allegedly betting on football matches. Barton was charged by the Scottish Football Association for allegedly betting on 44 football games and faces a hearing at Hampden on October 27.The 34-year-old, who joined Rangers on a two-year contract in May, has been serving a club suspension following a bust-up with fellow midfielder Andy Halliday and Rangers manager Mark Warburton. Barton has not played for Rangers since they were beaten 5-1 by Glasgow rivals Celtic on September 10. Former Rangers goalkeeper Steve Simonsen was banned for two matches by the SFA for gambling He was due to return to Murray Park on Monday but has now been informed to stay away from the clubs training facility and stadium at Ibrox.Joey Barton has been informed that his suspension by the Club has been extended by one week, a statement by Rangers read. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. This is part of a formal disciplinary procedure and Joey has been instructed not to return to Ibrox or Auchenhowie until further notice. [b]Jeffery Simmons Youth Jersey[/b]. Neither party (the Club and player) will make any further statement or comment.Barton is the third Rangers player in as many years to face SFA action over breaching the bodys rules on gambling. Bartons last game for Rangers was at Celtic Park in September In September 2013, Rangers midfielder Ian Black was handed a three-match ban by the SFA, with seven games suspended until the end of that season, and a £7,500 fine for gambling on 160 fixtures.Then-Rangers manager Ally McCoist was sympathetic towards Black following his ban.In February 2015, Steve Simonsen was banned for two games by the SFA after the Rangers goalkeeper was found guilty of betting on 55 matches.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the British Masters on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: Rangers video Rangers fixtures Rangers stats Sky Bet Club Get a £10 free bet! ' ' '