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A month-long training window has ensured title-leading Australian Tyler Wright the best possible preparation for the next stop of the World Surf League in California. Tie Domi Maple Leafs Jersey .Wright holds a slim 550-point lead over Courtney Conlogue of the US with four events remaining, and has spent the past few weeks training at Lower Trestles - near Los Angeles - ahead of Wednesdays event.I am feeling strong and ready, she said.Ive spent the last couple of months training and working on boards.I have had a lot more time to prepare and be comfortable in various conditions.Wright was knocked out in the semi-finals of the US Open of Surf in California in late July.Shell face fellow Australian Nikki Van Dijk and Hawaiian Bethany Hamilton in her opening round.She has reached the quarter-finals in her only two visits to Lower Trestles, but is confident she will progress beyond the last eight this time around.My plan is to win every heat and win every final, Wright said.It is a very tough draw, but I like that.There are definitely two talented surfers going after the world title, but it is irrelevant to what I do because we are on opposite sides of the draw.Fellow Australian and No.5 on the leaderboard, Sally Fitzgibbons, faces the highly-rated Lakey Peterson of the US and Hawaiian Malia Manuel in the opening heat while Laura Enever can do Wright a favour as she faces Conlogue in her heat.Australians Stephanie Gilmore and Keely Andrew then match up in the final opening-round heat with Johanne Defay of France.Meanwhile, Australian Matt Wilkinson will need to make his first quarter-final at Lower Trestles if hes to reclaim his championship lead from Hawaiian John John Florence.Wilkinson has slipped 3900 points behind Florence, and with Brazilian Gabriel Medina hot on his heels in third, he desperately needs to produce a strong showing in the fourth-last event of the year.I love surfing out here even though I havent had a huge result, but that kind of number hasnt stopped me this year, Wilkinson said.Mick Fanning is also back for the meet after skipping the most recent event in Tahiti and will contest close friend Joel Parkinson in his first heat.Australias world No.4 Adrian Buchan comes up against countryman Kai Otton and Brazils Miguel Pupo in his opening round, while Julian Wilson, Ryan Callianan, Adam Melling, Davey Cathels, Matt Banting, Jack Freestone, Josh Kerr and Stuart Kennedy take the Aussie contingent to 13 in the mens competition. Jhonas Enroth Maple Leafs Jersey Authentic . 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However, veteran starter Keenan Lewis told ESPN that he intends to be close to 100 percent healthy by Week 1 and wants to avoid the short-term injured reserve list.Lewis, who has practiced only once during training camp while trying to recover from a lingering hip injury, said he doesnt want to rush back and never get fully healthy. He said that was the case last year, when he played in only six games with zero starts and had multiple surgeries on his hip.I dont want to be back on the field just to say, Hes out there. Im getting back to my form. If it takes a little time, then thats what its gotta be, said Lewis, who said his current injury is a strain, as opposed to the tear he suffered last year.Im gonna be back to the old Keenan real soon, said Lewis, who said he was compelled to speak up after seeing speculation on social media that he was injury-prone or might be done for the season. I just want to be to the point where I can play lock-down ball and I can last and not have major setbacks. ... I feel like players sometimes rush their situation. I tried that last year.Lewis also stressed that, even though they dont see me out there, that doesnt mean Im not working.Its unclear if the Saints agree with Lewis timetable or if theyre growing impatient and preparing for other options. But Lewiis said he wont be helping himself or the team unless hes playing at 90 percent or above. Toronto Maple Leafs Hoodie. And he doesnt want to be just a rotational backup.Im itching to pull the trigger on myself. But Ive got to be smart, Lewis said. If they want me to build my way back in, thats fine with me. But not at 60, 70 percent.I dont mind no competition. I dont care who they bring in.Finnegan offers a veteran option for the Saints, who have suddenly become extremely young at the cornerback position.Without Lewis, the Saints top five cornerbacks would be second-year pros Delvin Breaux, P.J. Williams and Damian Swann, plus undrafted rookies Ken Crawley and DeVante Harris.Williams, Crawley and Harris have been impressive this summer -- and Finnegan might have some trouble passing them up in the pecking order. But none of those three has ever played an NFL snap.Finnegan, 32, spent his first six seasons with the Tennessee Titans before playing with the St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins and Panthers. The 5-foot-10, 190-pounder has 19 career interceptions, including one in Carolinas playoff opener last season.Finnegan, who earned a reputation as one of the leagues dirtiest players in various national polls and articles early in his career, has always been feisty and physical -- as was infamously displayed in a 2010 fight with Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson.Finnegan mostly served as a slot cornerback in Carolina last season. The Saints interest in Finnegan was first reported by the NFL Network.Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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