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OXON HILL, Md. Jordan 11 Wholesale Free Shipping . -- The ballots of individual voters for baseballs Hall of Fame will be released publicly starting with the election results announced in January 2018.The Baseball Writers Association of America approved the decision by an 80-9 vote Tuesday during its winter meetings session. The ballots will be made public seven days after the vote totals are announced.Voters, who have been members of the BBWAA for 10 consecutive years, have been free to announce their votes on their own, and about half have done so in recent yearsAt the meeting, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post was elected to a one-year term as BBWAA president and Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald was elected vice president, putting him in line to become president next year. Air Jordan 11 Wholesale . -- Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Alrdridge were again the go-to duo for the Trail Blazers against the Kings. Wholesale Air Jordan 11 From China . Catch all the action on TSN2 at 11pm et/8pm pt. The nine-time Big 12 champion Jayhawks are positioning themselves for another title, as they have run out to a flawless 6-0 mark in conference play thus far. . Robredo, ranked No. 16, bounced back from an upset loss to Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the Royal Guard Open in Chile last week to down Carreno Busta in 1 hour, 25 minutes. On a day filled mostly with qualifying matches, fifth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain also entered the second with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win over Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, while Guido Pella of Argentina defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-4 to advance. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Monica Puig isnt the first Puerto Rican womens tennis player to win a gold medal at the Olympics. Shes just the first to win one for Puerto Rico.And Gigi Fernandez was thrilled to see it happen.Fernandez, a Puerto Rican who won Olympic gold in doubles in 1992 and 1996 but did so while representing the United States, has dealt with plenty of social-media criticism in recent days as the wounds caused by her decision from a generation ago were reopened, in part from her own Twitter commentary. But after watching Puigs historic win on television from her Connecticut home on Saturday, Fernandez said her only regret was not being in Rio de Janeiro to watch it live.Nothing about Monica winning has bothered me at all, Fernandez, a 17-time Grand Slam doubles winner who now coaches and is a mom to 7-year-old twins, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. What bothered me was some of the things people were saying to me. For some reason people thought I wouldnt be happy for her. Im wildly ecstatic. I cannot believe how well she played.Puig, who was unseeded, knocked off second-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. Afterward, Puig wrapped herself in a Puerto Rican flag and wiped away plenty of joyous tears.After Puigs win, there was a note awaiting her from Fernandez as well.I know her and she wrote to me, congratulating me, so thats very nice, Puig said. She played in the doubles, and I know that she won the gold medal. ... For me, its inspiring, really.Her win instantly became big news in Puerto Rico, where fans flocked into restaurants and bars to watch her final match on television.Best sport moment I have ever witnessed, former major league baseball player Alex Cora said after watching Puigs win in Puerto Rico.Yet not all the reaction was joyful, especially what was directed toward Fernandez. Tweets sent her way ranged from a handful of those coming to her defense to some being downright profane.For her part, Fernandez didnt often engage back.Im trying not to fuel the fire and let Monica have her stage, Fernandez said. Air Jordan 11 Cheap Online. ut during the opening ceremony of the Rio Games, Fernandez started this new round of old debate with a tweet .Puerto Ricos flagbearer for the opening was Jaime Espinal, a wrestler born in the Dominican Republic. Fernandez tweeted a photo of the Puerto Rican team walking into Maracana Stadium with words in Spanish that translated to asking if Espinal is Dominican or Puerto Rican.Double standard, she wrote.That opened the floodgates, re-opening the issue that started when she decided to play doubles for the U.S. at the 1992 Barcelona Games and four years later in Atlanta. Its a decision that Fernandez insists wasnt easy, but was made simply because she wasnt even sure Puerto Rico could qualify for doubles -- her specialty -- and get into those Olympics. So when a chance to play for the U.S. and partner with Mary Joe Fernandez came, Gigi Fernandez felt she was making the smartest move.If I was destined to win a medal, it would have been in doubles and Puerto Rico did not have another player that I could have played with, she said. I struggled with the decision. But now its behind us.She was the first Puerto Rican professional athlete, part of a group -- Mary Joe Fernandez and Gabriela Sabatini also included -- that, as Puig said Saturday night, all played a role in inspiring her to pick up the game.Puig knocked off the worlds second-ranked player in Kerber in the final, and also beat No. 4 Garbine Muguruza earlier in the tournament.I cannot believe how well she played, Fernandez said. To take out two of the top five players and win gold is just remarkable. I dont know what possessed her -- but she needs to carry it for the rest of her life.And when Puig goes back to Puerto Rico, Fernandez knows what awaits.A heroes welcome, probably a parade and they might rename the capital of Puerto Rico to Monica, Fernandez said. She definitely deserves everything shes going to get. Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Nike Basketball Jerseys Hockey Jerseys China Supply Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Sale Authentic College Jerseys MLB Jerseys China Stitched Soccer Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap Nike Jerseys ' ' ' 
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