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In her second exclusive column for ESPN, Australian Olympian Emily Seebohm opens up about those who have inspired her as she gets set to race for gold in Rio de Janeiro.Im incredibly lucky to have so much support in my life, and its thanks to all those who are close to me that Im in the position Im in. Without them, thered be no way Id be in Rio chasing gold.To be honest, if I didnt go down the swimming path, Id love to have been a netballer -- I found it really fun in my younger days because its so different. As a team sport, you get to hang out together, and with swimming, its just you.But I do love swimming, and one of my big inspirations is Ian Thorpe. Hes had such an amazing career -- hes won the most Olympic gold medals in Australias history -- but thats not the whole story.Ive heard him speak about the challenges he faced during his career, and I think I know that feeling; starting so young with swimming and basically growing up in front of the camera. Its interesting hearing his take on his career, and from my side, seeing the media take on his life, its almost two completely different stories.Of course, my family is my strongest support network. Mum taught me to swim when I was a little kid; she, as well as dad and two of my brothers, are in Rio, which is great. I love knowing theyre here -- its nice having that support, and you can almost feel that energy coming through.Another major influence on my life is my partner in crime Mitch Larkin [a mens swimmer who is also on the Australian Olympic team]. It is so nice having him with me in Rio because hes a little bit of home while were on the other side of the world. Its so great that we get to share our experiences and we can talk about them with someone who truly gets it.As a couple, we have to make it up as we go along; during the year, were often in different countries and its really hard being away from him as theres not a lot of one-on-one time, so that makes it a challenge. But its really special when we do get to spend time together.Mitch has actually been really helpful because we draw from each other a lot, and its great for our swimming, but we can also get away from the pressure of the sport when we can and we can talk about everything outside of swimming.So what happens if one of us is successful and the other isnt at Rio? Of course, were both extremely competitive, but we both respect each other so much that it wouldnt matter if one of us did better because of the bond we have. Weve spoken about it and we know its a possibility -- weve just got to deal with it if and when we come to it.In saying that, itd be a dream if we both achieved the goals we set out to. Weve both put in enough hard work, so hopefully our dreams do become a reality. Asics Gel Kayano 21 Heren . Self was acquired from the Buffalo Bandits in a trade for Alex Hill midway through last season, and made his debut in Rochester on March 16, 2013. Asics Gel Lyte V Heren . 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When longtime backup Brock Osweiler signed with Houston two days after Mannings tearful goodbye, GM John Elway embarked on a months-long search for a successor.He didnt find him in the draft, free agency or via trade, but right there on his roster in Trevor Siemian, a seventh-round draft pick in 2015 from Northwestern wholl be making his first NFL start Thursday night.Siemian has never thrown a pass as a pro. At least he wont have to face star cornerback Josh Norman, who signed with the Redskins after the Panthers rescinded their franchise tag in the offseason.Instead, Siemian will square off against two rookie cornerbacks in James Bradberry and Daryl Worley, the biggest changes on the NFC champions roster that returns 18 starters.Im not going to look at them like theyre rookies, Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders said. Im going to treat them like theyre Darrelle Revis and Richard Sherman.While the Panthers were restocking, the Broncos were busy rebuilding. They return just five offensive starters from the Super Bowl.The massive makeover didnt take away from their championship celebration. When they visited the White House, receiver Demaryius Thomas got to personally thank President Barack Obama for commuting his mothers drug sentence, and successfully pleaded for the release of his grandmother this summer, as well.Nobody basked in the limelight quite like Miller, who skipped the offseason program before signing a record-breaking contract. He embarked on a six-month jet-setting junket of television and dance studios.Millers torment of Newton in the Super Bowl was just the start. He made him the butt of his jokes on SNL and trolled him on Instagram, photo-shopping himself knocking another ball out of Newtons hands when the QB posted a picture of himself playing with the U.S. water polo team.Miller said this week it was all in good fun and called Newton the best player in the league.Newton insisted he took no offense and called Miller one of the great players in this NFL.There are plenty oof other story lines drawing attention as the teams meet 215 days after Super Bowl 50:RESTOCKED PANTHERS : Two factors that could help slow down the Broncos pass rush are the return to health of WR Kelvin Benjamin, who missed last season with a torn ACL, and RB Jonathan Stewart, who was held to 29 yards rushing after hurting a foot early in the Super Bowl.dddddddddddd Coach Ron Rivera said he wants to limit his 6-foot-5, 245-pound receivers snaps to 30-35 per game, down from about twice that as a rookie in 2014.REBUILT BRONCOS : Siemian isnt the only new face. The Broncos now feature a fullback along with three new linemen and two new tight ends. Elway also replaced two specialists, including punter/holder Britton Colquitt, in favor of rookies. But the Broncos return nine starters on their dazzling defense, 10 if you count CB Bradley Roby; theyre in the nickel package most of the time.REMMERS NIGHTMARE : Sure, RT Mike Remmers got beaten twice on the edge by Miller last February, resulting in a pair of strip-sacks against Newton that led to 15 points. But Rivera has staunchly defended Remmers, saying the criticism is absurd and declaring, I have absolute confidence in Mike Remmers. GM Dave Gettleman is quick to point out the Panthers are 22-4 since Remmers took over as their starting right tackle.DEMARYIUS DO-OVER : Thomas had 105 catches for 1,304 yards last year. But he only had six TDs to go with 18 drops and a forgettable Super Bowl performance. His dogged determination to have a bounce-back year was on full display this summer. D.T.s had one of the best camps Ive been around, coach Gary Kubiak said. It earned the soft-spoken Thomas offensive captain honors.DOUBLING DOWN : Denvers dazzling defense was one of the best ever, and it doesnt look like the Broncos will retreat minus Malik Jackson and Danny Trevathan. We know what we can do, safety T.J. Ward said. Weve got the same defense as last year. We plan on picking up right where we left off. Were not trying to prove nothing to nobody. We did that already. And were trying to do it better this year.---AP NFL website: and AP NFL Twitter feed: AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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