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Troubling as the details of the McLaren Report were, a news item out of Russia earlier this week was equally so. The new chair of the countrys revamped anti-doping agency will be Yelena Isinbayeva, the pole vault great who has spent the past year thumbing her nose at all the evidence and at those whove dared to mete out punishment for the malfeasance.Isinbayevas appointment to the RUSADA board, made a mere two days before Part 2 of the McLaren report arrived, was all you needed to conclude that either Russia does not fully grasp the depths of depravity that Richard McLaren painstakingly detailed in his 144-page report or, maybe worse, that it just doesnt care.The details in McLarens report, released Friday, are as predictable as they are terrible. The 1,000 athletes and who-knows-how-many government and quasi-government officials involved in Russias doping scandal are symbols not of a system that failed to catch its cheats, but of one that was undercut by the very people wed presume were hired to protect it.Isinbayeva herself was never implicated in the doping scandal, and when all but one member of the Russian track team was barred from the Rio Olympics, she paid a heavy price. The two-time gold medalist and world-record holder stayed back because tracks international federation had the courage to declare that anyone involved in the Russian sports machine simply could not compete, given the evidence that had been unearthed to that point.Isinbayeva called the suspension a blatant political order, claiming, as many in her government did, that Russia was being unfairly targeted as part of an East vs. West power play. She called it a violation of human rights, and vowed to prove to the IAAF and World Anti-Doping Agency that they made the wrong decision. After Fridays report came out, she said of course its in my interests not to allow the situation which I ended up in, so that our athletes from our country are treated the same as everyone else.Though she was applauded -- and is now being rewarded -- in her own country and elsewhere for taking this stance, her words are not those of someone who either grasps the seriousness of the problem, or is devoted to bringing meaningful change.Is anyone in Russia devoted to that? Hours after the report went public, Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko, implicated in the report as an architect of the doping program, said the country would move into the legal arena, and that it was simply not realistic ... to do what they are accusing us of.Indeed, were it not for the excruciating detail McLaren took to conduct his research, it would be hard to believe intelligence agents could open sealed doping bottles and replace tainted urine with clean to beat the drug-testing system at the Sochi Games. McLaren found Russians who won 15 medals in Sochi had their samples tampered with. He said Russias doping program also corrupted the 2012 London Olympics on an unprecedented scale.Those were Isinbayevas last games.Since being barred from Rio, she has retired from the sport, won a spot on the IOC and, now, become the chair of RUSADA.WADA protested, saying it was supposed to have been consulted about important moves, such as the naming of RUSADAs new board.For WADA to hope that anyone -- say, the IOC -- will have its back on this is only that: hoping.The IOC is the same body that rejected WADAs call to ban the entire Russian team from the Rio Games. It argued that it had to walk a careful line between anti-doping and politics, and that it needed to carefully weigh the consequences of collective responsibility versus individual justice, while basically ignoring the individual justice owed to the dozens of athletes who have been and might still be beaten by cheating Russians.How many of those Russians were in Rio de Janeiro?Time will tell. Though the track team was banned, Russia still sent 271 athletes to the Summer Games, and they combined for 55 medals.McLaren is forwarding the evidence from his report to the IOC and to the individual sports, and those bodies will decide what punishments to levy.Meanwhile, the Winter Olympics are only 14 months away, and already, questions about whether Russia should be eligible for those games are being asked.Heres one answer: Based on what we know from the McLaren Report, combined with Russias reaction and the IOCs history of handling these cases in something far weaker than zero-tolerance fashion, athletes who head to South Korea should presume they are not on a level playing field -- and then, simply hope for the best. Cheap Timberwolves Jerseys China . But when it comes to determining if Raymond will find a place on the Leafs roster when training camp concludes in a week, well, that decision will ultimately fall to the head coach. 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OMAHA, Neb. -- After one of the biggest wins in program history, dont expect Creighton to rest on what happened Tuesday night to get them through a trio of games in a setting where its tempting to relax.The No. 22-ranked Bluejays will face Washington State when it begins play Friday at 7:30 p.m. CDT in the Paradise Jam tournament at Sports and Fitness Center at the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas.Creighton is coming off a 79-67 win over Wisconsin, giving the Badgers their first loss of the season.Win or lose, Creighton (2-0) will play either Montana or North Carolina State on Saturday. The final round of the eight-team tournament is set for Sunday.The matchup with the 2-0 Cougars will be interesting for the Jays to see how they respond to Tuesdays 79-67 win over No. 9 Wisconsin. While it would be natural for at least a bit of a letdown -- Washington State was 9-22 last season -- Creighton coach Greg McDermott anticipates the Jays will be okay.After the Wisconsin win, McDermott said that victory was the biggest in his seven-year tenure at the school.Its a step in the right direction for us, McDermott said. We think were a long way from reaching our potential, but were certainly moving in the right direction.While the starting lineup seems to have been solidified after the first two victories, McDermott has no problem with going to one of the deeper benches in the Big East Conference for help.Seniors Isaiah Zierden and Zach Hanson, along with junior Toby Hegner, all have starting experience in their careers.I think we have a very talented starting five, McDermott said. But I also am able to bring in really three former sstarters off the bench.ddddddddddddTo be able to bring that type of experience off the bench is a luxury not a lot of programs have. It proved to be big for us (Tuesday night) in the Wisconsin game.McDermott said he talked to many of his coaching peers, and they all told him the Paradise Jam was one of their favorite events, primarily because of the way the teams are treated, the venue and the tropical setting.Even with those pleasant distractions, McDermott has the Bluejays focused on the Cougars after they began the season with wins over Montana State (69-65) and Central Washington (81-76).Coach (Ernie) Kent obviously is doing a good job there, McDermott said. Im impressed with some of their young players. They have a focus of trying to get that basketball inside.When it goes in there, those guys know what to do with it. Its going to be a challenge for us and one that were going to take seriously.Staying strong on defense and pushing the offensive tempo more than they were able to against Wisconsin would go a long way toward letting the Jays improve to 3-0.We have to be who we are, McDermott said. We want to play as fast-paced as we possibly can while still making good decisions. Thats the trick when youre trying to play fast; you can slow down enough to make sure youre making good decisions with the basketball and taking good shots.Defensively we did a good job against Wisconsin. We forced 16 turnovers and really took them out of what they wanted to do. Thats going to have to be a staple of what we do. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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