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BALTIMORE -- A celebration four weeks in the making featured laughs and hugs, a surprise appearance by team owner Steve Bisciotti and the distribution of hats announcing the Baltimore Ravens stature as AFC North champions. Air Jordan 6 Retro Schwarz . Joe Flacco threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns, and the Ravens defeated the New York Giants 33-14 Sunday to end a three-game losing streak to secure their second straight division crown. "It feels good," wide receiver Torrey Smith said in the upbeat locker room. "Im just glad we finally got it done." The Ravens (10-5) led 24-7 at halftime and cruised behind a short-handed defence that harassed quarterback Eli Manning and limited New York to 186 yards. Playing its second game with Jim Caldwell as offensive co-ordinator, Baltimore scored touchdowns on its first two possessions and amassed a season-high 533 yards -- 289 in the first half alone. "Its about execution, man. Its a simple word, but its a very tough task to do," said running back Ray Rice, who ran for 107 yards and caught six passes for 51 yards and a touchdown. "This was a championship game for us." After ending their longest losing streak since 2009, the Ravens are assured a home playoff game on the first weekend of January. "We know whats at stake. We want the AFC championship and it starts tonight," safety James Ihedigbo said. "Were not looking at regular season. Playoffs started for us and were going to keep on playing." The defeat eliminated the defending Super Bowl champion Giants (8-7) from contention in the NFC East and severely damaged their chances of qualifying for the playoffs. New York has lost five of seven and was coming off a 34-0 defeat at Atlanta. In this one, Manning went 14 for 28 for 150 yards and was sacked three times. "Obviously, we have a bad formula going on right here," coach Tom Coughlin said. "Were having trouble stopping people and our offence doesnt hold the ball at all to give the defence a chance to catch their breath. Weve had two games in a row, pretty much the exact same scenario." Flacco, meanwhile, rebounded from a stretch in which he committed two turnovers in each of Baltimores three straight defeats. He completed 25 of 36 passes, ran for a score and did not throw an interception or lose a fumble. He repeatedly picked on cornerback Corey Webster, who simply couldnt contain Smith or Anquan Boldin. Smith caught five passes for 88 yards and a touchdown, and Boldin finished with seven receptions for 93 yards. Backup Bernard Pierce gained 123 yards as part of a running attack that generated 224 yards. Baltimores defence was also impressive despite missing injured linebackers Ray Lewis and Jameel McClain, along with safety Bernard Pollard. New York fell out of a first-place tie in the NFC East. The Giants will need a win over Philadelphia next week and help from other teams to squeeze into the post-season. "I feel badly for everyone in that locker room because they cant turn this thing around either," Coughlin said. "What has happened over the course of the last couple of weeks is very difficult to explain. We just dont look like a well-oiled machine offensively at all." Said Manning: "We knew we had to play our best football at the end of the season to get into the playoffs, and we havent done that. When youre not playing your best, teams can come out and embarrass you." Baltimores first drive ended with a 6-yard touchdown pass from Flacco to Smith after officials overturned a fumble by Jacoby Jones at the New York 5 following a replay review. The 73-yard march featured a few new wrinkles from the Ravens, most notably an option pitch from Flacco to Rice. and third-string running back Anthony Allens first catch of the season, a first-down grab at the New York 40. After the Giants went three-and-out for a second straight time, Smith made an outstanding catch behind Webster for a 43-yard gain and Flacco scored from the 1. Manning followed with a 43-yard completion to Rueben Randle before David Wilson ran 14 yards for a touchdown. New York didnt score again until Domenik Hixon caught a 13-yard touchdown pass with 3:18 left. After racking up 52 points against New Orleans, the Giants have totalled 14 in the past two weeks. "All we can do is go out and get back to playing better football," Manning said. The Ravens went up 17-7 midway through the second quarter. After Boldin burned Webster for 39-yard gain on a third-and-19, a replay erased a 9-yard touchdown catch by Jones and forced Baltimore to settle for a field goal. Late in the half, the Ravens moved 76 yards in seven plays for a 24-7 lead. Flacco went 5 for 5, including a 27-yard touchdown pass to Rice. Baltimore opted for ball control in the second half, and the Giants were powerless to stop it. The Ravens moved 82 yards in 16 plays, holding the ball for just short of eight minutes, before Justin Tucker kicked a 20-yard field goal. The lead became 30-7 when Tucker concluded a 13-play, 62-yard drive with a 30-yard field goal. Tucker added his fourth field goal after a 78-yard run by Pierce. NOTES: Flacco has thrown for a career-high 3,783 yards this season. ... New York defensive linemen Marvin Austin and Chris Canty both left with knee injuries. ... Boldin hurt his shoulder in the third quarter and did not return. ... Baltimore has won 10 straight regular-season home finales and has 13 consecutive home victories over NFC foes. ... It was only the fifth time in 47 games that New York did not force a turnover. Air Jordan Basketballschuhe . Promoter Top Rank said Tuesday that the fight in Pavliks hometown of Youngstown, Ohio, had been cancelled. Pavlik returned to the ring after a nearly 13-month layoff to beat Alfonso Lopez by majority decision in May. Air Jordan Basketballschuhe Schwarz . The UEFA A licence takes one-year to complete. The course is comprised of two residential weeks; the first is at the start of the course, and the second is at the conclusion. The workload includes classroom lectures and seminars, practical sessions, three practical assessments, a group presentation as well as an individual theory paper. http://www.jordanairde.eu/ . Promoter Top Rank said Tuesday that the fight in Pavliks hometown of Youngstown, Ohio, had been cancelled. Pavlik returned to the ring after a nearly 13-month layoff to beat Alfonso Lopez by majority decision in May. Air Jordan Basketballschuhe Günstig . A ponderous field-position struggle resulted in only three field goals going into the fourth quarter. Air Jordan Retro Schwarz . The ISAF Council voted in May to introduce kiteboarding in Brazil -- a decision reaffirmed in a vote Friday. But the decision was overruled by the ISAF general assembly, which voted Saturday in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, in favour of reinstating windsurfing.Ive spent a lot of time recently - more than I would have liked - clearing up some misconceptions about LTPD (Long-Term Player Development, introduced by the Canadian Soccer Association in 2008, for those of you who are new here). The biggest misconception regards the removal of scores and standings in youth soccer for kids under the age of 12. There have been players, parents and coaches alike who have been critical of this initiative, suggesting that it will remove the competitiveness that our kids need in order to succeed in life, and that there will be no reason for them to play soccer if the scores and standings are not recorded. While there is no doubt that players need to learn the valuable life lessons that come from winning and losing in sport - after all, there are winners and losers in every walk of life, something that every child will eventually come to discover - do critics really believe that children need to learn these lessons when they are 8, 9, 10 or 11 years old, before they have even acquired the skills with which to play the game? I have no issue with people being critical of LTPD. After all, everyone is entitled to have an opinion. But would it not be wise for critics to first read the document before coming to the conclusion that it wont work? You see, if critics actually took the time to read the LTPD document, they would realize that stages 5 and 6 - Train to Compete and Train to Win - are all about winning and losing. The lessons taught in these stages guide young players in how to compete - to play for victory - and how to deal with the disappointment of defeat and how to handle adversity. I often search for analogies when trying to explain to critics why LTPD is so important. If critics can see it in a context that they can understand, then perhaps they can be won over. So critics, consider your childs elementary school. Your childs teacher is responsible for educating all of the students under his or her care; he or she is responsible for teaching them, collectively, the skills they need to succeed at a higher level of the education system, and by extension, in life. Your childs teacher does this by introducing new ideas and concepts on a frequent basis, measuring your childs retention of this information, and then tailoring further teaching methods so that every child in the class reaches the desired level of development. Some children are faster on the uptake than others, but in the end, the goal is for every child to graduate to the next level of the education system. Now, imagine if your childs teacher allowed a couple of kids - those whho were naturally brighter than their classmates - to write all of the assessments for the entire class. Jordan Schuhe Bestellen. Your child may come home with an A - which would make you and them happy, Im sure - but they wouldnt have achieved it themselves, nor would they have learned anything in the process. Now, do you think your child would succeed in their education when the teacher moved on to more advanced ideas and concepts? Do you think they would be prepared to succeed in their education - and in life - if they glossed over their education with false rewards such as these, by letting other students do all of their work? Or would your child more likely become frustrated with school, eventually wanting to quit because they werent given the opportunity to acquire the skills they needed in order to do the work themselves? This is effectively what is happening in youth soccer in our country. In place of new ideas and concepts being introduced in a classroom, substitute new skills and techniques being introduced in practice on a soccer field. In place of tests and assessments in being used to measure retention in school, substitute soccer games and tournaments being used as measurements of success. However, rather than being used for their intended purpose - vehicles to assess learning needs - games and tournaments are being used as indicators of achievement, regardless of how that achievement is attained. The endless pursuit of winning is blinding people to the absence of teaching and learning. The vast majority of success in the current structure of youth soccer comes through advanced development – usually physical in nature – of just a few players. Usually, this success also comes at the expense of the development of those players who are less advanced. They are often sloughed off to the side, or worse, replaced by players from elsewhere who are equally advanced in their physical development. Under the current system, it is the big, strong, fast player who succeeds in youth soccer, not the skillful one with potential that needs to be refined. Organizations who achieve success the right way - by teaching all of their players the fundamentals - do exist, but they are few and far between. And until the emphasis shifts away from winning games and onto developing the skills of every player, those organizations will be the exception, and not the norm. This is why LTPD is so important. You wouldnt tolerate your childs education being abused like it is in the analogy Ive just described. So why would you allow their soccer education to suffer the same abuse? ' ' '


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