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RIO DE JANEIRO -- In back-to-back games, the U. Grey Adidas NEO Shoe .S. women were within range of upset wins over Australia and New Zealand, the two leading contenders for the first rugby sevens gold medal ever awarded at the Olympics.By the end of an eventful Sunday, though, the semifinal pairings reflected the status quo in womens sevens with the top four teams in the world series vying for medals.World series winner Australia rebounded from a surprising 12-12 draw with the United States in the last game of the pool stage to trounce Spain 24-0 and set up a semifinal match against Canada, which rallied to beat France 15-5 in the quarterfinals.Britain advanced 26-7 over Fiji and then watched as semifinal opponent New Zealand struggled to put away the Americans 5-0, the only points coming from a try by world series try-scoring leader Portia Woodman just before halftime.I told them that they were true Olympians. They represented USA really, really well, U.S. womens coach Richie Walker said of his squad. We played the No. 1 and No. 2 nations in the world today but I saw no fear. We hung with the best in the world. We drew with the No. 1 and we just lost by five points to the No. 2.The Americans lost 12-7 to Fiji in their opening game Saturday, adding to the pressure on them in the last Pool A match to beat Australia on Sunday. Winger Jessica Jevelet scored two tries to give the Americans a 12-5 lead going into the last minute, but Emma Tonegato reached over to score her second try of the match for the Aussies and Chloe Dalton converted after the full-time siren for a draw.Jevelet was again in the thick of it against New Zealand. The Americans had a scoring opportunity shut down with three minutes to go when Jevelet was tackled late as she attempted to chase a kick into the in-goal that could have leveled the game. Tylia Nathan-Wong was yellow carded and sent from the field, but the New Zealanders survived unscathed.The U.S. and New Zealand squads played practice matches against each other in Florida leading up to the Olympics, and the Americans obviously picked up some intel.They didnt play us this hard in Florida. It was a nice surprise, and hard, Woodman said. We made it hard for ourselves, not playing to our strengths, getting a bit too ahead of ourselves, and wanting to score on the first phase when we needed to play three or four.But were in medal contention, so (were) excited.The Americans will have to settle for playing in classification matches for fifth-eighth places along with the other quarterfinal losers.It probably hurts right now because theyre out of medal contention, but still we have something to fight for, Walker said. We want to finish No. 5.Thats the best day rugby-wise, not results-wise, that Ive ever seen from the girls. So Im really proud.Australia coach Tim Walsh said the Americans gave his team the kick up the pants that we needed going into the quarterfinals, where Charlotte Caslick scored twice and Tonegato added another to each increase their tournament tallies to six, equal with Woodman.The top three teams from the sevens world series appeared more vulnerable on Sunday than Britain, a team containing 11 members of the England team which placed fourth in the world series. The British won all three group games comfortably, including a 24-0 victory over Canada, and outscored Fiji four tries to one.The Canadians entered as the likely bronze medalists, but now face Australia in the semifinals -- which doesnt entirely bother them. Canada beat the Australians to win the last stop on the world series last season and nudge ahead of England for third place.The Olympics are a whole new thing for us and were still kind of getting used to that, Canada back Bianca Farella said. I think its an unconscious thing but tomorrow we start fresh. Mens Adidas NEO Shoes . At a news conference Tuesday where it was thought that the fiery Schallibaum may be shown the door after a dismal finish to the Major League Soccer season, team president Joey Saputo said no decision has been made on whether the Swiss Volcano will be back in 2014. Blue Adidas NEO Shoes . -- Charlie Graham stopped 67 shots as the Belleville Bulls edged the visiting Guelph Storm 6-5 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. . Three came down to the fourth quarter while quarterbacks continued to shine in all four games; so important to the overall quality of the game. COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri has had two weeks to prepare for Florida. The Gators have had two weeks off, too, but only because their game against LSU was put off last weekend due to Hurricane Matthew.For Jim McElwain and the 18th-ranked Gators, homecoming weekend carries a bit of extra weight after last weeks confusion and decision to postpone the Oct. 8 game against LSU until Nov. 19 in Baton Rouge.Obviously, this was a very unique situation that occurred, McElwain said. This should be fun for us as far as coming home to a homecoming crowd and trying to restore some order and some normalcy to what we do and how we go about it.Missouri (2-3, 0-2 SEC) had its regularly scheduled bye last week after losing 42-7 at LSU.While far removed from damaging winds and sweeping floods, Missouri coach Barry Odom still felt the storms impact in his program.You look at a roster full of 115 guys, you need to know where theyre from, what their families are going through, Odom said. Even though theyre not in it, theres a mental toll that takes on you when your family is going through something and you cant do anything about it. You feel helpless to an extent, but also want to make sure that you provide everything that those guys need to help them go through the process of a tragedy like whats taking place.Missouri has nine Florida natives on its roster, including wide receiver Chris Black and backup quarterback Marvin Zanders.Now that the brunt of the storm has passed, Zanders is eager to play a game in his home state.Being like 45-50 minutes away from Gainesville, I traveled to a lot of the games, he said. Ive just been to so many games there, I just know the atmosphere. Itll just be a great experience to actually be a part of the game.All things considered, this has not been a standdard week of preparation for either team. Buy Adidas NEO Shoes. . However, both teams are excited about the prospect of returning their focus to football.I dont know at what point they decided to play or not play the game, and then, who knows when they transitioned over into preparation for us, Odom said. I know that we got a lot of really good work in last week.Missouri leads the SEC in passing with 350 yards per game, but will likely face its biggest test yet in Floridas stifling secondary. The Gators (4-1, 2-1) lead the conference in passing defense, allowing only 139 passing yards per game. Junior cornerback Teez Tabor has three interceptions and a pass breakup in four starts.Missouri quarterback Drew Lock hopes the extra preparation will translate into the Tigers first conference win of the season.I definitely think we prepared well last week. We took a lot of time watching time. More than normal, considering that we have that extra week, he said. Theres definitely a little chip on our shoulder. We know that we can do it, and we just want to prove and actually put it into action and get an SEC win.Florida will start quarterback Luke Del Rio, who started the Gators first three games of the season before missing the last two with a sprained ankle. Del Rio was 62 of 101 for 762 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions in his first three starts.With a healthy Del Rio back at the helm of Floridas offense, Missouri defenders are also watching plenty of film.Theres more shorter, quicker, faster guys, said Missouri safety Thomas Wilson. A lot of formations. A lot of motion. Weve got to be really solid with our checks so everybodys on the same page. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '