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RIO DE JANEIRO -- When Hungarian native Szandra Szogedi steps onto the judo mat at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, shell be making history as the first-ever female judoka to represent Ghana.Born in Budapest, Szogedi started judo at age 11, after a friend of her fathers recommended the sport. With a background in gymnastics, Szogedi adapted quickly to the dynamic flips and groundwork characteristic of the Japanese martial art.After just six months, Szogedi won a silver medal at Hungarys national championships.I was hooked, she told the Associated Press in a recent interview. I loved winning medals and started to think this might be the sport for me. Szogedi began attending a specialized sports school and qualified for the national judo squad.But after her parents divorced in 2007, money was tight and Szogedi was forced to drop judo. She moved to the U.K. shortly afterwards and began working as a waitress in a London hotel. One afternoon, as she watched the opening ceremonies for the Beijing Olympics with friends at a pub, she saw one of her former Hungarian judo teammates walk into the Birds Nest stadium.I had the feeling that I had some unfinished business, Szogedi said. She soon started training again at a London judo club, where she met her future husband, a Ghana-born engineer.After securing her Ghanaian passport through him, Szogedi began competing for the West African country at major judo tournaments and narrowly missed out on qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics. Szogedi has been to Ghana once to meet her husbands family and says she was overwhelmed by the welcome she received.The people are so lovely and so kind that it doesnt feel weird to me to be representing Ghana. I feel very proud to be able to fight for them, she said, recalling when she won a bronze medal at the African Championships last September. I was on the bus when some random Ghanaian athletes came on, saw my medal and just started singing and dancing, she said. That would never happen in Europe.Szogedi is now based in Camberley, 32 kilometers (20 miles) south of London, where she trains alongside several members of Britains national team. In preparation for Rio, Szogedi is working to sharpen her fight strategy and in particular, is working on being more aggressive in controlling her matches by getting a dominant grip on her opponents uniforms.Although she is among the shorter competitors in her 63-kilogram weight division, her coach says that could work to her advantage.She has a great ability to get underneath other players and score some big throws, said Luke Preston, Szogedis coach at the Camberley judo club and also a national coach for the British team.Though Szogedi is ranked 40th in the world, Preston said that matters little in the combat sport.The beauty of judo is that world champions can get knocked out in the first round, he said. It just takes somebody to step up and seize the moment. Theres no reason that cant be Szandra. Kostas Antetokounmpo Jersey . Terms of the deal were not immediately available. 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American Kevin Streelman was in second place after shooting a 69. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula dismissed any doubts Monday regarding Rex Ryans authority over the team and the coachs decision to fire offensive coordinator Greg Roman.We do things together like any well run org would, Pegula wrote in a text message to The Associated Press. Head coach runs the team and staff.Pegulas comments were in response to questions raised over Ryans authority, and who made the decision to fire Roman on Friday .Citing unnamed sources, NFL Network reported Sunday that Pegula and his wife, Kim, held private meetings with key Bills players without Ryan being present before determining to fire Roman. The report then questioned whether it was Ryans decision to make the change.On Monday, Ryan reiterated the decision was his, adding he had no problem with the Pegulas meeting with players.Theres a couple of things I think that we need to all understand. No. 1, I made the decision on letting Greg Roman go. I think thats it, final, Ryan said. In regards to the reports about how players were seeing ownership, that happens all the time.Ryan said he considers it a positive that the Pegulas get involved, and added they dont need his permission to speak to anyone because they own the team.As for the report, Ryan dismissed it as being unfounded.Do I believe some of the reports that are out there? No, he said. I know that some are ridiculous.Ryan is taking heat with Buffalo off to an 0-2 start in his second season as coach.First, the offense sputtered in a 13-7 season-opening loss at Baltimore. Then it was the defenses turn to unravel in a 37-31 loss to Ryans former team, the Jets, on Thursday. The Bills schedule continues to be daunting, with Buffalo hosting Arizona on Sunday before traveling to New England on Oct. 2.Ryan acknowledged it wasnt an ideal time to fire Roman, but said he recognized a need to make a change to kick start the Tyrod Taylor-led attack. The Bills have had difficulty sustaining drives in combining for just 27 first downs and 553 yards offense in two games.Anthony Lynn, the teams running backs/assistant head coach, was promoted to coordinator. Lynn was overseeing the offense on Monday, when the Bills held a brief practice followiing a two-day break.ddddddddddddThough much of the offensive playbook will remain the same, Ryan expects Lynn to devise an aggressive attack and emphasize Buffalos playmakers.Receiver Sammy Watkins has been limited to six catches for 63 yards. Buffalos LeSean McCoy-led ground game has particularly struggled in combining for 151 yards rushing a season after leading the NFL with 2,432.Watkins said it was too early to judge what impact Lynn might have after just one practice.Without going into much detail, Watkins said he was one of the players who met with the Pegulas on Friday. Watkins said the discussion centered on what the Bills need as a team, and nothing specifically involving Roman.He said the players should take the blame for whats gone wrong.We cant blame anybody, Watkins said. We can do better and play better. And theres things we need to fix. We talked about that.The Bills are coming off a tumultuous offseason dominated by player suspensions and injuries. Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and right tackle Seantrel Henderson are serving four-game suspensions for violating the NFLs substance abuse policy. Running back Karlos Williams was also suspended before being released last month.Injuries sidelined Buffalos top two draft picks, defensive end Shaq Lawson (shoulder) and linebacker Reggie Ragland (knee). And Watkins is playing despite still feeling soreness in his surgically repaired left foot.The abruptness of Romans firing adds to a belief the Bills are in crisis, a perception Ryan acknowledged and dismissed.When you look at it from afar, you make a change at a coordinator position, were 0-2, I get that, Ryan said. I think in our room, our guys are focused on getting better.Game notes Watkins practiced Monday and said he fully expects to play Sunday. ... LT Cordy Glenn (left ankle) did not practice and Ryan said its too early to determine whether the starter will miss a second consecutive game. ... Buffalo signed OT Williams Poehls to its practice squad and released OT Chris Martin.---AP NFL website: and ' ' '

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