Australian Tyler Wright has won her maiden world surfing title, sparking emotional scenes on the beach at Hossegor in France.Wright, 22, claimed the title when her only rival, Courtney Conlogue from the U.S., was toppled in the semi-finals on Wednesday. She tk out Tatiana Weston-Webb in her semi-final before losing to Conlogues conqueror, three-time world champion, Carissa Mre, in the final.Theres a lot thats gone into this, a lot of hours, a lot of fun, said Wright, who won four events this year.Im surprised Im not crying, but itll come.The breakthrough victory caps a difficult 12 months for Wright, whose brother Owen has endured a very public recovery from a serious brain injury sustained while competing.Less well known has been her private battles dealing with the death of her uncle, to whom she promised she would win a world title.Theres a lot of reasons why I set out to win this world title this year, a lot of reasons I didnt mention to the public, Wright said.Last year was such a hectic year, even this year ... I lost an uncle and this was his last event that he ever saw me compete in.A lot of emotional moments but pretty much from that moment, I promised him Id win a world title. And I did. And from that point, so many things happened this year. [My family] I just love them so much.Wright, who has won the past two titles at the Landes break, held a commanding lead in the season standings heading into the penultimate event of the campaign; she reached the final early on Wednesday, but had to hold onto her victory dance until the final seconds of the second semi-final.As she walked down the beach, and Conlogues final wave scores were read out over the loudspeaker, it became clear the 24-year-old hadnt done enough to reel in fellow American Carissa Mre.The news prompted Australian six-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore to give Wright a hug before the new champion broke away to raise her arms in triumph. Saucony Outlet España . -- When the Florida Panthers fell behind by two goals in the first period to the top team in the NHL, it appeared they were on their way to yet another loss. Zapatillas Saucony Outlet . To the surprise of many, it isnt the Wolverines but their in-state rivals the Michigan State Spartans. http://www.baratassaucony.es/ . Ferrer, trying to win his fourth title on Mexican soil, will next play South Africas Kevin Anderson, who eliminated American Sam Querrey,7-6 (2), 6-4. Also Wednesday, Gilles Simon (6) of France beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 6-3, Ukraines Alexandr Dolgopolov downed Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-4 and Croatias Ivo Karlovic defeated Dudi Sela of Israel 7-6 (4), 6-2. Zapatillas Saucony Rebajas . Pert has formerly spent time as an assistant coach with Cardiff City, Coventry City, and Bahrain mens national team. "Martyn is a highly-respected coach with experience at the top levels in England," said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson. Ofertas Zapatillas Saucony Baratas . Carey Price didnt, but he still came out on top against one of his rivals for the No. 1 job at the Sochi Games. The Anahim Lake, B.C., native was stellar in making 39 saves in his home province and Lars Eller got credit for a bizarre short-handed winner as the Canadiens defeated the Canucks 4-1. Well find out a lot more about where things stand in the race for the College Ftball Playoff when the official rankings come out next week. Leading up to the big reveal, our college ftball experts narrowed the field to the 10 teams with the best shot at the national title.Heres a lk at Ohio States title chances; to vote for who you think will win it all, go to our poll page or scroll to the bottom of this feature:The case for Ohio StateOhio State is 4-0 in games in which they were underdogs (according to ESPNs Ftball Power Index) under Urban Meyer. The Buckeyes are FPI underdogs at home against Michigan on Nov. 26.Ohio State has a 70 percent chance to enter its matchup against Michigan without another loss and would thus still control its own destiny. The Buckeyes are 31-2 at home under Meyer.-- ESPN Stats & InfoThe case against Ohio StateThe FPI projects Ohio State as the underdog against Michigan, even at the Horseshoe.?The FPI gives Michigan a 57.8 chance to win out and no conference has placed two teams in the College Ftball Playoff field.?-- ESPN Stats & InfoTalking pointsVegas odds:?Ohio State?has 3-1 odds to win the national title (second only to Alabama), according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBk.What FPI says: According to the FPI, the Buckeyes have a 25.4 percent chance of winning out through the regular season and conference title game and a 19.7 percent chance of winning the Big Ten. Their remaining schedule -- which includes a matchup against No. 7 Nebraska at home and No. 2 Michigan att home -- ranks as the 23rd most difficult.dddddddddddd.ESPN senior writer Mark Schlabach: The Buckeyes are going to need some help if theyre going to get back into the playoff race, but history shows theyre probably going to rebound quickly. Urban Meyers teams have lost consecutive games only four times in his 15-year career and only once at Ohio State, when the Buckeyes dropped back-to-back games against Michigan State and Clemson at the end of the 2013 season.ESPN senior writer Mel Kiper: Most people thought Ohio States inexperience would hurt it headed into the season, and the Buckeyes lked fantastic before Saturday. Theyre going to hit some rocky patches. The first half of the season showed Ohio State can play with any team in the country when it is playing at its best.The defense isnt the issue, but the Buckeyes need to get back on track offensively. One loss wont sink them; they still control their own destiny. Their two toughest remaining games -- Nebraska and Michigan -- are both at home. ...So if the Buckeyes keep winning and down Michigan, theyd likely be the favorites in the conference championship game. And weve already seen what a one-loss Ohio State team can do once it makes the Big Ten title game and gets a spot in the College Ftball Playoff.Now that youre stuffed with numbers and analysis, are you convinced the Buckeyes are going all the way? Cast your vote below. ' ' '
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