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. - The NBA responded to Metta World Peaces latest act of aggression with a seven-game suspension that will lighten the Los Angeles Lakers troublemakers wallet and playoff schedule. Tony Romo JerseyA spectacular sprint finish gave Switzerlands Nicola Spirig the gold medal in the womens triathlon at the London 2012 Olympic Games. DeMarcus Ware Jersey .  Spirig held off Swedens Lisa Norden in the final sprint, who charged down the final straightaway but came up just short. Both women finished with identical times of 1:59:48. Canadian medal hopeful Paula Findlay, competing in her first major event in over 10 months, was never in contention, coming out of the swim portion of the race in 51st, well behind the lead pack. Findlay suffered a labral tear in her right hip, leaving her participation at the Olympic Games in question until she was named in July.  A two-time winner on the London course, Findlay was visibly upset as she battled to complete the final 10-kilometre run, at one point being consoled by her team on the sidelines. She finished in last. "I had nothing in my legs - I dont know what happened," said Findlay. "I wanted to pull out after that first lap on the run, but I know I have so many friends that have stayed up all night to watch me race." "This is not what I expected but the Olympics are a crazy thing. Im so sorry to everyone in Canada. I just knew finishing was better than pulling out."  Following her performance, Findlay received an outpouring of support via social media, including messages from Canadian Olympians. "You showed that you have the heart of a champion and in doing so won the heart of the nation," tweeted Curt Harnett, CTVOlympics track cycling analyst, and two-time Olympic bronze medal winner. "Heartbreaking for Paula Findlay but still a great future ahead," tweeted Jenn Heil, Olympic freestyle skiing medallist. "Sadder than Ive ever been. Thanks for the love. Life goes on," responded Findlay.  Another Canadian, Kathy Tremblay, crashed during the bike ride, and did not finish the race. Great Britains Helen Jenkins, one of the host nations medal hopefuls, was in position for a medal, but faded late during the 10km run. She had been propelled to the lead pack in the run by a spectacular performance by team-appointed domestique Lucy Hall. She finished in fifth. "Unfortunately today I wasnt 100 per cent there on the run," said Jenkins. "I could focus on my swim and bike, and get that ready, but I didnt have enough today. If the race had been a few months ago, I wouldve been alright." Australias Erin Densham took the bronze. Mark Bavaro Jersey . Doha and Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, were eliminated as the International Olympic Committee settled on a shortlist of three finalists. Both cities also failed to make the cut for the 2016 Games. Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul -- all former bidders -- now advance to the final phase, a 17-month race that will end with the IOC vote on Sept. Osi Umenyiora Jersey .J. Wilson really wanted to pitch against the Texas Rangers, so much so that he became the first major leaguer since 2002 to start consecutive games. Charles Woodson Jersey . Read had a goal and two assists in the opening 20 minutes as the Philadelphia Flyers built a 4-0 first-period lead and went on to beat the Senators 7-2 at Scotiabank Place. Victor Cruz Youth Jersey . According to Yahoo Sports, the Blue Jays are among nine teams who are looking at adding outfielder Yoennis Cespedes, when he is expected to be declared a free agent later this month.Michael Irvin Jersey . As a follow-up, TSN.ca offers you the opportunity to chime in on all the big issues with our insiders. Read up on all the questions and answers, and put in your own two cents on our popular Your Call feature. ST. LOUIS -- After a year off, Jeff Fisher says he is refreshed and ready to take on the challenge of rebuilding the St. Louis Rams. And this is some challenge: The Rams finished 2-14 this year, tied for the NFLs worst, and have won all of 15 games the last five seasons. Fisher was formally introduced as the new coach of the Rams on Tuesday after signing a five-year contract. He chose coaching the Rams over the Miami Dolphins. "My decision was very, very simple," he said. "It was based on a shared collective vision in restoring this franchise to a place of significance. It was that vision that made my decision very, very easy." Owner Stan Kroenke said the contract will keep Fisher in place "for a good while." "I think the more we talked the more comfortable we got," Kroenke said. "Jeff was absolutely what we were looking for. I told him that early on. Hes a great coach, a great leader." Added chief operating officer Kevin Demoff: "The time was now for a bold statement about the future of this organization." Fisher reportedly will be paid US$7 million per season but said his decision hinged on non-economic issues such as the franchises plan moving forward, and the makeup of the coaching staff and front office. Fisher said reports the Dolphins were his first choice were not true. And despite the Rams struggles in recent seasons, Fisher said he doesnt think theyre that far off. He said the Rams have holes but didnt want to discuss specifics. Fisher said the possibility of the Rams relocating was not a major factor in his decision. Kroenke can move the franchise after the 2014 season if the Edward Jones Dome is not deemed among the top quarter of stadiums in the NFL. Kroenke was non-committal on the issue, noting the citys Convention and Visitors Commission is due to make a proposal for potential upgrades Feb. 1. He did make a reference to his investment in St. Louis. "Ive been around here a long time," Kroenke said. "Contrary to a lot of reports, I havent taken a lot of jack out of the market. "I have put a lot of jack into the market. Well see how that process works out." Fisher will have a role in the hiring of a general manager, and said several times that decision-making will be a collaborative effort. The Rams have targeted about a dozen candidates, a handful of whom theyve already interviewed. The Rams did not confirm any assistant coaches, although its been widely reported New Orleans Saints defensive co-ordinator Gregg Williams has agreed to join Fisher in that role. Fisher said only he had some "very good options." Fisher inherits a franchise with a recent history of futility, averaging three wins per season under Scott Linehan, interim coach Jim Haslett and Steve Spagnuolo. The 53-year-old Fisher sat out the 2011 season after 17 years in Tennessee. His long stint with thhe Titans included a Super Bowl matchup against the Rams in 2000 in which Tennessee fell one yard shy of forcing overtime in a 23-16 loss. Jason Pierre-Paul Youth Jersey. The Titans won three division titles and made six playoff appearances under Fisher, who stepped down a year ago as the leagues longest-tenured coach, saying he needed a break. Yet after the Rams fired Spagnuolo, Fishers name immediately jumped to the top of the search list. The Rams had an advantage in the bidding against the Dolphins since the new coachs agent is Marvin Demoff, Kevins father. Former coach Dick Vermeil was a consultant in the process, with Kroenke playing an active role. Kevin Demoff said the relationship was beneficial as an ice-breaker, but afterward the Rams offer stood on its own. Fisher was interviewed twice, once in Denver where Kroenke owns the Nuggets and Avalanche, and again in St. Louis where he toured facilities and met with quarterback Sam Bradford. Kroenke clearly wanted an experienced hand; Spagnuolo and Linehan both came to St. Louis untested beyond co-ordinator duties. Spagnuolo, fired along with general manager Billy Devaney, was just 10-38 in three seasons. St. Louis was considered a franchise on the rise after making a six-win improvement in 2010 and playing for the NFC West title in the finale, but was a total flop in 2011, playing a brutal schedule and decimated by injuries. The Rams havent had a winning season since 2003, and they had the NFLs worst offence last season. For all his longevity in Tennessee, Fisher had only six winning seasons, and a succession of 8-8 finishes brought out the critics. His most recent playoff victory came in January 2004, and his most recent winning record was in 2008 when the Titans squandered the No. 1 seed in the AFC by losing in the divisional round. But Fisher led his team to at least 12 wins four times, and his career record is 142-120 (.542). He coached more games for one franchise than all but six coaches, all Hall of Famers. The Rams have the second pick in the April draft -- the fourth time in five seasons with either the first or second pick. Fisher also inherits a handful of franchise types including Bradford, running back Steven Jackson, defensive end Chris Long and linebacker James Laurinaitis. Bradford was the top overall pick in 2010 and was the NFL offensive rookie of the year, although last year he missed six games with a high left ankle sprain and threw only six touchdown passes. Bradford got punished more in Josh McDaniels offence, which featured long-developing pass plays that stressed a line that ended the year with three players on injured reserve. McDaniels is also gone. Jackson shows no signs of slowing down with a franchise-record seven consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Long developed into one of the NFLs top pass rush threats and Laurinaitis has led the team in tackles all three of his seasons. ' ' '