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Ryan Bailey is looking for thrills and another Olympic medal.Bobsled might be his ticket to both.Bailey -- a longtime sprinting specialist and a Summer Olympic veteran -- won the U.S. bobsled preliminary push championship for rookie hopefuls in Lake Placid, New York, on Saturday, the first step on a path that hes hoping leads to the 2018 Winter Olympics.Thats obviously the goal, Bailey said after Saturdays competition. Im not here to be just part of the team. Im here to actually be on the Olympic team and make one of those spots. Thats what Im shooting for. Hopefully once I get on ice everything can transition the way Im expecting. Thats what I want and hopefully the coaches can see that.Bailey sprinted for the U.S. at the London Olympics four years ago and left with a silver medal from the 4x100-meter relay, though Tyson Gays doping case eventually meant that medal had to be returned and reallocated. Bailey also made the 100-meter final in those games, racing alongside Usain Bolt and some of the other fastest men alive.He tried to make the U.S. team for the just-completed Rio Games, but a bad hamstring doomed his chances of qualifying. So now, its a winter sport that hes turning to with hopes of securing a medal -- and keeping it this time.Im still not over it, Bailey said.Its not uncommon for bobsled and track to be luring the same athletes.Lauryn Williams medaled as a sprinter in the summer games, and teamed with Elana Meyers Taylor to win silver at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Longtime U.S. hurdles star Lolo Jones was on the Sochi team as a push athlete and should be in the mix for another spot in 2018. Tianna Bartoletta won gold in both the long jump and the 4x100-meter relay in Rio, and credited the time she spent as a World Cup-caliber bobsledder as a major help.And in years past, the track-to-bobsled switch was pulled off by the likes of Edwin Moses, Willie Davenport and Renaldo Nehemiah.Bailey could be next. His win Saturday earns him a spot at the national push championships, which will be held on ice in Calgary, Canada next month. From there, a national team spot could await -- and if that happens, that 2018 Olympic spot would only get closer to his reach.Im an adrenalin junkie, I guess, Bailey said. So seeing a sled go 80, 90 miles an hour down a hill, to me that looks like pure fun.This was Baileys first trip to Lake Placid, and part of the trip included a walk along the U.S. teams home track at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Theres no ice on the track yet, but even as just a concrete tube Bailey understood the challenge that awaits.Walking down the track and through the curves, I was in awe, Bailey said. These things are 20 feet tall, its ridiculous, its basically vertical. I cant imagine flying through there.Other winners Saturday included Briauna Jones in womens bobsled, Nikia Squire in womens skeleton and Christopher Strup in mens skeleton.Nicolas Otamendi Jersey . PAUL, Minn. Fernandinho Manchester City Jersey . "It doesnt get any better than that," Giambi said. "Im speechless." The Indians are roaring toward October. Giambi belted a two-run, pinch-hit homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a shocking 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, keeping the Indians up with the lead pack in the AL wild-card race. . All of the scoring came in the final 20:04. Lucic scored on a power play at 15:46 of the third period, when he tipped a shot over Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 3-1 lead. Fernandinho Jersey .5 seconds to play in the game, Kevin Love never stopped believing that they would come out of there with a win. Custom Manchester City Jerseys . It just didnt show when he hit the ice. Berra made 42 saves and Kris Russell scored at 1:32 of overtime, lifting the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. FRISCO, Texas -- Je-Vaughn Watsons tiebreaking goal in the 77th minute lifted FC Dallas to a 2-1 victory over D.C. United on Saturday night. Jackson also scored for league-best Dallas (7-1-3), which extended its unbeaten streak to 7-0-2. Dallas also improved to 6-0-1 at home while outscoring opponents 12-4. "That was a great result for us," Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman said. "Je-Vaughn Watson told me yesterday that he was going to score today, so hes good for his word. It was a great three points for us." Watsons first goal of the season was set up by Michels corner kick that bounced past several players on both teams before hitting Watsons stomach near the far post and rolling in. "Thats the easiest goal Ill ever get in my life," Watson said. "I dont care how it comes, as long as its a goal and Im there to finish it. Its a big confidence-boost for me." Watson dedicated the goal to his mother, who he will not get to see on Mothers Day. "I called my mom before the game and I tell her I cant get her a gift, so Id make sure I score for her tonight," said Watson, in his first season in Dallas after spending two with Houston. "The last week in practice, Ive been scoring a lot of goals in practice, so I came into the game tonight determined to score." Dwayne DeRosario scored the only goal for United (1-8-1), which lost a franchise-record seventh straight contest by a combined margin of 18-4. "Its another loss, so its disappointing again," DeRosario said. "I thought we did well in certain parts of the game. Hats off to the guys, they gave it everything they had tonight, but it wasnt enough." DeRosarios tying goal in the 44th minute was the first one allowed by FC Dallas in the first half all season and represented the D.C. captains 101st career goal, tying him with Taylor Twellman for sixth on MLS all-time list. "If we won, it would have been a lot sweeter," DeRosario said. "Its just tough for me right now, eight games with no wins, its tough. But its obviously a huge honour. Taylors a good friend of mine, a guy that Ive had many battles with in many MLS Cups, so to be up there with a player like that, its huge." United, which was embarrassed 4-0 at home by Houston on Wednesday, had three players making their first starts of the season, including goalkeeperr Joe Willis who had three saves.dddddddddddd "I was proud of the overall commitment and the way they went about things tonight," D.C. coach Ben Olsen said. "I thought the spirit was good. It looked like a team that cared and wanted to dig themselves out of a situation that were in." FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz made two saves in just his second appearance of the season. After D.C. controlled the ball for much of the first 15 minutes of the second half, Dallas began to press again, just missing on several good opportunities, including Eric Hasslis point-blank header that sailed just wide in the 62nd. D.C. nearly got on the scoreboard first when Casey Townsend, in his first start and second appearance this season, broke in alone in the 9th minute and drilled a 10-yard blast off the right post. Jackson, back in the lineup after serving a one-game suspension for a red card, put Dallas on top two minutes later with his third goal of the year. Hassli, making his first start for Dallas after coming off the bench on six prior occasions, found a wide open Jackson about 10 yards out for a nice chip shot that sailed past Willis into the upper left corner. Dallas almost got another one less than a minute later when Hassli boomed a 18-yard volley just over the crossbar. D.C. had a chance to tie it in the 31st minute when DeRosarios 25-yard shot from the left wing deflected off Blas Perezs leg and forced Seitz to make a diving save. DeRosario tied it in the 43rd minute off a free kick awarded to D.C. after Jackson reached out and pulled DeRosario down just beyond the penalty area. On the free kick, Kyle Porter tapped it less than a foot to Nick DeLeon, who left it for the charging DeRosario, whose low shot beat Seitz just inside the right post. It was DeRosarios first goal of the season and the 13th of his career against Dallas. The goal was also D.C.s first on the road this year, as theyve been outscored 8-1 while compiling an 0-4-1 away record. "Im proud of those guys," Olsen said. "There are some positives, but its still the same old things haunting us, the plays that were doing to ourselves." Dallas played without star midfielder David Ferreira, who suffered a strained hamstring Wednesday night in a 1-1 draw against Portland. It is not clear how much longer Ferreira, the 2010 MLS MVP, will be out. ' ' '

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