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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Kenenisa Bekele wont compete at next months Olympics, perhaps the distance running greats last chance at the Games, after he was left off Ethiopias final team for failing to meet the countrys qualifying criteria in both the marathon and the 10,000 meters. China Jerseys Authentic .The world-record holder in the 5,000 and 10,000, Bekele had appealed his exclusion in the marathon, but the Ethiopian Athletics Federation released its final list for the Rio de Janeiro Games over the weekend, confirming Bekeles absence.Bekele was first denied a place in the marathon when the federation said he hadnt run enough big races over the past year to meet the selection criteria, which have been criticized by Bekele.He then made a late attempt to get on the team in the 10,000. Bekele failed to finish the race at a trials event in Hengelo, Netherlands, last month.Almaz Ayana, Ethiopias rising star, was selected to run in the womens 5,000 and 10,000 in Rio. She will come up against compatriot and two-time Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba in the 10,000. Dibaba was named as a reserve for the 5,000, an event in which she is a former Olympic champion, two-time world champion and the world-record holder.Ayana, 24, is the current world champion in the 5,000 and ran the second-fastest time in history over the distance last month in Rome, missing Dibabas record by a little over a second.Ethiopias other strong medal contender is Tiruneshs sister, Genzebe Dibaba, the world champion and world-record holder in the 1,500. Former world champion Mohammed Aman is Ethiopias lone hope in the mens 800.Bekele didnt even make it as a reserve for the marathon or the 10,000, meaning that at the age of 34, the four-time Olympic and five-time world champion could be unlikely to compete at a future Games.He had targeted the marathon as his next challenge, but an injury prevented him competing last year and limited his preparations. Still, he finished third at the London Marathon in April after a long layoff and won the 10K Great Manchester Run in Britain in May. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys .Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Kevin Porter and defenceman Chad Ruhwedel from the minors as part of a five-player roster shuffle made by the NHLs worst team. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys . Pirlo limped out of Sundays 1-0 win over Udinese after just 13 minutes. Juventus says Pirlo underwent tests on Monday which revealed he has "a second-degree lesion to the collateral medial ligament in his right knee. . The defence is doing its part, too. Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half and the guys on the other side made sure that was enough, sending the Saints to a 17-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.WASHINGTON -- Bryce Harper is still feeling the effects of his collision with the Dodger Stadium wall, enough for manager Davey Johnson to consider resting the Washington Nationals outfielder for a few games. Harper aggravated his sore left knee three times in Sundays 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, twice with head-first slides in the first inning. He slid into second on an infield hit-and-error, then hit the dirt again with a steal of third. For good measure, he then fouled a pitch off the knee in the third inning. He was limping throughout the game and was removed for a pinch runner after drawing a walk in the seventh. "If hed quit head-first sliding, hed be a lot better off," Johnson said. "Hell probably be down a few days. I dont know if theres fluid on the knee or what, but he was certainly gimpy." Harper, however, quickly answered "no" when asked if he expected to miss any playing time. "It probably wont get better until the off-season," he said. "Ive just got to deal with the pain. ... I could rest it for four days and feel better and I could go out there and slide and bang it up again -- and back to square one. Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping. " Harper also differed with the manager on whether it would do any good to stop sliding head-first, saying the knee feels pressure either way. "If I slid feet-first right now, my knee might pop and not be good," Harper said. Harper has already missed three games because of the knee thats been bothersome since he ran into the wall in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 13, a collision that also left him with a gash in the chin that required 11 stitches. Harper is hitting .287 with 12 home runs and 23 RBIs. Johnson also announced that left-hander Ross Detwiler will miss a second start and go on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained oblique muscle. Johnson said the muscle is still tight, so Detwiler will skip Tuesdays scheduled start. His placement on the DL will be retroactive in the hopes that he can return to the rotation next Sunday. Left-hander Xavier Cedeno will be recalled from Triple-A Syracuse. Johnson said he hasnt decided who will start Tuesday. ' ' ' 

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