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BEREA, Ohio -- Terrelle Pryor did it all last week for the Browns, lining up at wide receiver, quarterback and even safety.He was also a throwback.With an all-around performance not seen on an NFL field since 1959, Pryor displayed his unique athletic gifts and gave Cleveland fans some hope that a season already sabotaged by key injuries can maybe be salvaged.Pryor was remarkable while running, catching and throwing passes during the Browns 30-24 overtime loss to Miami.The former Ohio State and Oakland QB, who boldly switched positions a year ago to keep his career afloat, finished with 144 yards receiving, 35 passing and 21 rushing with one touchdown.No player had posted those kinds of statistics since Hall of Famer Frank Gifford did so for the New York Giants 57 years ago.Hes the first player since Billy Kilmer in 1964 to throw three passes, catch three and have three carries.I always say, before I go into a game, `Im the best athlete on the field, Pryor said as the Browns began preparing for this weeks game in Washington. And I firmly believe that.The Dolphins dont doubt it. Pryor was a one-man wrecking crew.Hes 6-6, 240 (pounds) and runs a 4.4, said Miami cornerback Byron Maxwell. Anytime he gets the ball in his hands with just a little bit of space or separation, he can take it the distance. Hes fast. Hes big. Hes a problem. He can be a problem in this league, if he stays consistent. He was their offense. He made a lot of plays.Pryor bailed out the Browns, who were forced to start rookie quarterback Cody Kessler after Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown got hurt in the seasons first two weeks.Browns coach Hue Jackson designed several packages to utilize Pryors unique skillset. He took 14 snaps behind center, caught eight passes as Kesslers primary target and had the Dolphins heads swimming every time he left the huddle.No. 11 seemed to be everywhere.With Pryor in the wildcat formation, Jackson pulled Kessler off the field rather than leave the young QB in as a decoy that the Dolphins would have probably ignored anyway.Pryors ability to run and pass kept Miamis defense off-balance and allowed the Browns to break off several big plays.But his physical performance, Pryor impressed teammates by handling the responsibilities of multiple positions.Its amazing, Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas said. Learning quarterback, running back, receiver, it takes a lot of mental gymnastics to be able to go out there and do it the right way.The only thing I think was kind of holding Terrelle back in the past is that he was a quarterback trying to learn receiver, and thats not as easy as many people would think.The commitment that hes made to that position and being able to help us at that position, really opened up the possibilities of him playing quarterback and running back.People have to consider him a serious, legitimate threat at receiver and you have to try and stop him there, so it kind of opens up the rest of his game.Jackson is the one who recognized Pryors potential as a wide receiver.They were together in Oakland, where Pryor started 10 games for the Raiders, but didnt do enough to convince them he was their future QB.He was traded to Seattle in 2014 and wound up with Cincinnati, where Jackson was in his first season as offensive coordinator. Pryors football future was in doubt, but at Jacksons urging he switched to wide receiver.He was in camp with the Browns last year, got waived and then signed by Cleveland for the last four games.Now, with rookie Corey Coleman out with a broken hand and Josh Gordon suspended, hes the teams No. 1 wide receiver.Jackson believes Pryors just starting.He hasnt even scratched the surface of what he is, Jackson said. His best football is still ahead of him -- by far.Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Pryors versatility has given his team much to consider.When the Browns line up Sunday, the defenses first assignment will be the same on every play.Where is No. 11? he said. We just have to find out where he is. He could be a receiver. They could throw him double passes, and he can be in the backfield and be a quarterback, a lot of things he can do. There is not a lot he cant.Game notes Browns CB Joe Haden was limited in practice. 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National anthems blare from loudspeakers, flags wave through the crowd and tears fall as medals are draped from athletes necks.But what happens to those medals once the athletes step off the podium?We set out to uncover the path of a handful of Olympic medals, some that are historically significant, others that are obscure. Heres what we found:Gifts from LouganisBy the time Jeanne White-Ginder appeared with retired Olympic diver Greg Louganis at a childrens benefit event in 1995, they had been friends for years.Louganis had befriended her late son, Ryan White, during his well-publicized battle against AIDS in the 1980s, often visiting him in Indiana or inviting him to big diving events. Louganis was so inspired by Whites courage -- he had been bullied and expelled from school after contracting HIV via a blood transfusion -- that he gave the teen four of his medals from events such as the U.S. Championships and Pan American Games.Five years after Ryans 1990 death, White-Ginder presented a sculpture of her son to Louganis at the benefit in California. Then the five-time Olympic medalist shocked her.He reached in his suit pocket and pulled out his gold medal and put it around my neck, White-Ginder said. And he said, I want you to have this. Ryan just meant everything to me and saved my life.The medal was from Louganis victory in the 3-meter springboard at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Before those Games, Louganis had received the diagnosis that he was HIV positive, but he kept it a secret. On one of his preliminary dives, Louganis hit his head on the springboard and came out of the pool with a bleeding gash. He recovered to win but was shaken. Years later, he recalled that his young friend helped him in that moment. What would Ryan do in this situation? he remembered thinking. I knew he would fight and hang in there. He was my strength.White-Ginder kept the medal in a scrapbook for years, but thought it was wasted and needed to be seen. For a while it was on loan to the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Today, its at The Childrens Museum in Indianapolis, part of a display of Ryans bedroom in an exhibit called The Power of Children.That gold is one of five Olympic medals Louganis won. He earned a silver at Montreal in 1976, and then won four golds by sweeping the 3-meter springboard and 10-meter platform events in 1984 and 88. Louganis gave the gold from the 1984 platform event to Ron OBrien, his coach.He was overwhelmed, Louganis said. He said he has never heard of an Olympian giving their coach a gold medal.Though White-Ginder has offered to give Louganis back his medal several times, he has said no. He still has three medals and is happy two went to people who treasure them.The medals meant so much to Jeanne and Ron, and I was happy to share them, he said. As far as I am concerned, the records are in the record books, and they mean so much to them, and I can honor them and their support of me.-- Doug WilliamsSmiths famous medal under lock and keyFor now, anyone who wants to see Tommie Smiths Olympic gold medal will have to be satisfied with gawking at the replica on his larger-than-life statue at San Jose State University.The real one is in a vault somewhere in Texas.The reason its there is because thats where I was born, and thats where I want the medal to be, said Smith, who lives in Georgia. Its under lock and key. ... The medal is still alive and kicking.The medal means a lot to Smith, 72, who earned it by winning the 200 meters at the Olympics in Mexico City in 1968. He says it represents the years of hard work. But he knows his medal carries a little more cultural (and financial) value than most. Its a piece of 20th century history. Thats why its locked away.Smith and bronze medalist John Carlos -- his teammate at San Jose State -- famously bowed their heads and raised their black-gloved fists on the medal stand during the national anthem, hoping to call attention to racial inequality. In turn, they stepped into a political firestorm in a turbulent time.I wanted to make my feelings known about the racist tendencies not only in America, Smith said, but the inhuman rights of the rest of the planet. ... The attitude of those who always view others less than themselves.In the years after 1968, he kept the medal with family in California, while he played wide receiver with the Cincinnati Bengals and taught and coached at Oberlin College. Eventually, he secured it in Texas.Over the years, he has taken it out to show friends and family, and hell visit it sometimes on homecomings.In 2010, he put it up for auction, along with the spikes he wore, to raise money for his program that uses track to help inner-city kids succeed in school. But when bids didnt meet his expectations, he kept the items.I couldnt do it for the price they wanted to give me for the medal, because it did represent something, he said.The glove he wore is long lost. It was part of a pair that he brought home from the Olympics and wore that fall and winter.It was cold in San Jose, he said, laughing. I left them in my car; Im pretty sure about that. I had a 6-month-old son, and he probably chewed them up.-- Doug WilliamsHousecleaning uncovers 1904 golf medalsJohn Ours figured hed just spend a day this past fall helping his stepfather clean out the house of his mother, who had died at age 101, three years earlier. After other relatives had taken what they wanted from her suburban Cleveland home, all that appeared left were a trove of books, old bills and rustic furniture.Little did Ours know he would stumble across one of the biggest stashes of golf memorabilia in the sports history, most notably a gold and silver medal from the 1904 Games, the last time golf was an Olympic event before Rio. The medals were won by H. Chandler Egan and eventually passed down to his only child, Eleanor Egan Everett, who had lived in the Chagrin Faalls, Ohio, home for more than seven decades until her death in June 2012.ddddddddddddIt was a black metallic box stuffed in the bottom of a book-filled cabinet, blocked by an old rocking chair in a cramped den, that caught Ours eye. He pulled out the box and could tell by its weight that something interesting was inside.He sat down with his stepfather, Morris Everett Jr., at the kitchen table, and they popped the lid. On top were various medals Egan, Everetts grandfather, had won in collegiate and amateur events. When he reached the bottom of the box, Everett pulled out a shiny silver medal.It was the medal Egan had won as runner-up at the 1904 Olympic golf tournament in St. Louis, and it was in surprisingly pristine shape. Along with that memento was the gold Egan won in the team competition.We knew the history here, that there were medals, but over the years nobody knew what happened to them, Ours said. We didnt even have a thought that these things would have been in the house.Today, those medals are on display at the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Florida, after making their rounds earlier this year at the USGA Museum in Far Hills, New Jersey, and the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club outside Pittsburgh.Everett said hed like to find a permanent site to display the medals.I have a responsibility to my family members, but I cant imagine putting them away for another 50 years, he said.-- Dan ArrittDiver takes gold to RioThe absolute best and most fortunate athletes will take home gold, silver and bronze medals from these Olympics, but U.S. diver David Boudia actually brought the gold medal he won at the 2012 London Games with him to Rio.Boudia did so because the U.S. divers had a very recent pre-Olympic camp in Atlanta, where he knew they would be visiting a childrens hospital. He wanted to brighten up the patients day by not only showing them his gold medal and letting them touch it, but by placing it around their necks -- as if they were Olympic champions on the podium.I know these kids are going through so much, and their parents are also going through so much, that if we can lighten up their day a little bit, at the end of the day, we should do that, Boudia said. I think they were dumbfounded at how awesome this is, that this is an actual gold medal.Because he didnt return home before flying to Rio, Boudia brought the medal with him. Not that he is revealing where hes keeping it. Its in the athletes village somewhere, he said with a smile. Its a secret.When Boudia is at home, he keeps the medal in a safe, though he often takes it out for public appearances. And while he keeps the medal in a safe, that doesnt mean he worries too much about it getting stolen.If it does get stolen, then its a medal. We can maybe find a replacement, he said. If I lost it, it would not be that great. But I would still have my daughter and my wife.Or, he could always win another one.-- Jim CapleBirds cool propsAfter basketball star Sue Bird won her first gold at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, she was flying back to Seattle to resume the WNBA season when a flight attendant recognized her and asked to see her medal.And before I knew it, that medal was in the cockpit and then in the back of the plane and everyone had seen and touched it, Bird said. Thats when I truly understood what the medal meant. You know what it means, you see it, you experience it, but it wasnt until something like that happened when I truly realized, OK, this is pretty big.That medal was just the first of three golds Bird has won in the Olympics, and she could add a fourth in Rio. Among other places, she has kept them in her underwear drawer -- probably stupid -- and hidden them inside many things in her mothers house, but she now keeps them in a safety deposit box at a bank.Bird says that as important as the medals are, they are in some way just cool props for other people -- such as the friend who visited her home and wore all three golds while washing the dishes and vacuuming the floor. But it is winning in the Olympics that means much more than the medals you receive as a reward for doing so.The medal represents the Olympics, Bird said, but the whole experience is what resonates, not the actual medal itself.-- Jim CapleBasketball medals on the blockCashing in on Olympic gold has so far proved to be a volatile proposition for several ex-NBA players.In the past four years, Walter Davis, Jerry Lucas and Vin Baker have dusted off their gold medals -- each won over a decade apart with USA mens basketball -- and placed them up for auction with varying degrees of success.Davis, a six-time All-Star who remains the all-time leading scorer for the Phoenix Suns, decided to put his 1976 gold medal on the auction block in September 2012. After he set a minimum price of $10,000, it sold for $108,000.A year later, Lucas asked the same auction house to list his 1960 gold medal, only the former seven-time All-Star had a different idea of what his gold was worth. Lucas, the only NBA champion and Basketball Hall of Fame member among the three, asked for a reserve price of $250,000, but that number was never offered and the medal went unsold.Baker was a four-time All-Star before his career and personal life took a tumble. Financial woes two years ago led to him auction off his medal from the 2000 Games, the first gold sold that was won by a player in the Dream Team era. He kept his reserve price at $35,000, and it fetched $67,643.That wasnt the first Dream Team medal to end up on the auction block, however.Carmelo Anthony parted ways with the bronze he won at the 2004 Games. Anthony was reportedly displeased with his teams performance in Athens and gave the medal to a family member, who auctioned it for $14,080 in July 2014.Anthony eventually brought home the type of medal he was seeking, winning golds in 2008 and 12.-- Dan Arritt Camo China NFL Jerseys Disocunt Football Jerseys Cheap NFL Gear Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Authentic Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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