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Its China followed by the rest of the world in diving. Sneakers Ireland Wholesale . So dominant are the Chinese, theyll be going for the first gold-medal sweep in the sport at the Rio Olympics.China has come close before to taking home all eight Olympic golds. Four years ago in London, the Chinese won six; at home in Beijing in 2008 they won seven; and at the 2004 Athens Games they won six.At the 2011 world championships -- home again, in Shanghai -- they won all eight golds for the first time.In this years four-meet FINA Diving World Series, the Chinese won 38 of 40 golds.China won all four womens events in London, where its only misses were in mens 3-meter and 10-meter. American David Boudia upset Qui Bo in a thrilling platform final and Russias Ilya Zakharov won the springboard over Chinese teammates Qin Kai and He Chong.Boudia returns to defend his title in Rio, where 136 divers from 29 countries will compete at the 6,500-seat Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, much smaller than the 17,500-seat venue in London. The diving competition runs Aug. 7-20.Here are some things to watch in Rio:CHINAS GRANDE DAMEWu Minxia is taking aim at sole possession of the record for most career Olympic diving medals. She equaled the mark of six in London, winning the individual and synchronized 3-meter springboard titles. She isnt expected to defend her individual 3-meter title in Rio.Now 30, Wu had planned to retire after London, but shes continued on. She will try to win a fourth consecutive gold in 3-meter synchro, this time with partner Shi Tingmao, who was FINA diver of the year in 2015. They are two-time world champions in the event. Wu owns more Olympic and world medals than any other female diver.BOUDIAS BACKThe American is competing in his third Olympics, and hell try to become the first man since compatriot Greg Louganis to win back-to-back platform gold. Boudia also qualified with partner Steele Johnson for 10-meter synchro, where he won a bronze in London with Nick McCrory. It was the first Olympic medal for the U.S. in mens diving since 1996.Boudia helped lead a U.S. revival in London. The Americans won four medals overall after embarrassing shutouts at the 2004 and 2008 Games.His shocking platform gold -- Boudia barely qualified 18th after the preliminaries -- was the first in that discipline since Louganis in 1988 and the first U.S. mens diving medal since 1996. After London, Boudia got married and had a daughter.Other returning U.S. medalists are Kristian Ipsen and Abby Johnston. The other seven members of the U.S. team are first-time Olympians.CHINAS DEPTHThe country brings an experienced roster to Rio. Besides Wu, Qin, Qui and He Chong, other returning medalists include female divers Chen Ruolin and He Zi. Besides their eight golds in London, the Chinese won three silvers and a bronze. Qui is the worlds dominant platform diver and will be out to avenge his stunning loss to Boudia four years ago.TOM DALEYThe Brit returns for his third Olympics after earning bronze in 10-meter platform in his home country four years ago. Besides individual platform, hell compete with new partner Daniel Goodfellow in platform synchro. At this years FINA World Series, the duo finished second twice and third twice. Daley has been in the spotlight since winning the 10-meter title at the 2009 world championships at age 15.After the London Games, Daley revealed he is gay and is now engaged to Oscar-winning American screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. A documentary about Daleys athletic and personal life is set to air this summer on British TV.REST OF WORLDSeveral veteran divers will be trying to unseat the Chinese. Tania Cagnotto of Italy competes in her fifth Olympics at age 31. She has yet to win a medal, finishing fourth in both 3-meter individual and synchro four years ago.Four-time Olympian Paola Espinosa of Mexico is a two-time medalist in platform synchro.Melissa Wu of Australia competes in her third games after earning silver on synchro platform in Beijing at age 16. She overcame a back injury in 2013 and nearly retired the following year for family reasons.Canadians Jennifer Abel, Meaghan Bonfeito and Roseline Filion each won medals in London.Besides Zakharov, Evgeny Kuznetsov is another returning Russian medalist, while Viktor Minibaev will compete in individual and synchro 10-meter. Buy Sneakers Online Ireland . -- Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated, a day after he was suspended for an NFL substance-abuse policy violation. Cheap Sneakers Ireland . P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period to help the Avs edge Toronto 2-1 on Tuesday night. Cory Sarich also scored for Colorado (3-0-0), which is off to its best ever start. . On Tuesday, Ottawa placed forward Cory Conacher and defenceman Joe Corvo on waivers as trade rumours swirl around the Senators. This story is part of ESPN The Magazines Oct. 31 NBA Preview Issue. Subscribe today!New Jersey DevilsOverall: 51 Title track:?T23 Ownership: 63 Coaching: 51 Players: 49 Fan relations: 45 Affordability: 63 Stadium experience: 50 Bang for the buck: 54 Change from last year: +23The Devils are back on track after a rough 2015 that saw them fall 27 standings spots from two years ago. New Jerseys current status remains lower than it was in 2013 and 14, and a far cry from the elite company they kept following a Stanley Cup finals appearance in 2012, when they ranked 13th overall. Still, theres no question that things are looking up in Newark.Whats goodLets start off of the ice. Under the leadership of first-year GM Ray Shero -- who replaced club icon Lou Lamoriello, now in the same capacity in Toronto, in 2015 -- the Devils made huge strides in terms of mending fences with their fans, who had been stung by the defections of Lamoriello and stars like Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise in recent years. It worked. Fan relations soared 28 spots over 2014-15, and seeing a game at Prudential Center (aka The Rock) became more enjoyable, with stadium experience jumping 25 places. On the rink, the team missed the playoffs for a fourth consecutive year. But the summer arrival of powerful left winger Taylor Hall, acquired from Edmonton in exchange for bluelliner Adam Larrson, has the die-hards optimistic that that streak will soon end. Sneakers Shop Ireland. Whats badTheyre not the Rangers, but its still relatively expensive to be a Devils fan, with affordability ranking in the bottom half of our standings. And New Jerseys benefactors, David Blitzer and Philadelphia 76ers owner Josh Harris, get low marks three years after purchasing the financially troubled club from Jeff Vanderbeek, with ownership also coming in at a dismal No. 63 (along with affordability, the Devils worst rating). The struggles at the gate continue, too, with the Devils finishing in the bottom third of the league in attendance for the 13th season in a row.Whats newHall, still just 24, has the potential to be a franchise player. Jersey-bred right winger Kyle Palmieri is coming off a career year. Goaltender Cory Schneider is among the leagues best. So even with a suspect defensive corps that will miss Larsson, the players ranking leaped 30 spots. And fans love John Hynes coaching: The NHLs youngest boss -- who replaced Adam Oates and three-time Cup-winning-Devils captain Scott Stevens in June of 2015 -- is responsible for a massive 53-spot boost in that category.Next: Philadelphia Flyers?| Full rankings ' ' '

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