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PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger plans to play in Fridays preseason game against the New Orleans Saints. Cheap MLB Jerseys .The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, entering his 13th season in the NFL, doesnt remember missing a third preseason game during his professional career.Id like to be out there. Its a different speed, Roethlisberger said. I know my line doesnt want to hear it, but I wouldnt mind getting hit once. Maybe after the ball is gone, just a little tap from a defensive guy.The Steelers have sidelined the offensive trio of Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and LeVeon Bell for the first two preseason games. Bells status is uncertain because of his recovery from knee surgery in November, but Browns chances to play are greater.Roethlisberger will look to find an in-game rhythm with younger playmakers such as Markus Wheaton, Sammie Coates, Eli Rogers and Jesse James.Bell will miss the first three games of the season because of an NFL suspension for missed drug tests. DeAngelo Williams, who scored 11 touchdowns last year, will start in Bells place.Roethlisberger said hes disappointed one of the best players in the game wont be out there Week 1, but the quarterback played just 58 snaps with Bell last year because of a separate suspension and the knee injury suffered Nov. 1 against Cincinnati.Most players from the core unit that will take the field Friday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome are used to each other.Good news is weve done it before, right? Roethlisberger said. We know what we get from [Williams]. Happy hes here. Excited weve got a player like him to be out there the first couple of games. Cheap Cubs Jerseys . Two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the April 15 race in an area packed with fans cheering the passing runners. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured, including at least 16 who lost limbs. Cheap Cubs Jerseys China . 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Theres no way you can run and go back around and run fast times again.It was a decision made with broadcasters in mind more than runners. In the recent past, 100-meter sprinters have been given more than two hours between semifinals and finals.Its the first time Ive had to jog to the warmup area to get ready for the final, Bolt said.He said after the semifinal, he felt great. I was like Yo, I probably could run a fast time, he said.For him, fast often equates to something in the world-record range of 9.58 seconds.And slow would qualify as the 9.81-second time he ran to win Sundays gold medal. It wasnt among the 10 fastest times hes ever put on the board.He wasnt the only one complaining.American Justin Gatlin, the silver medalist, said the quick turnaround sapped his strength so much that he couldnt even think about winning.I didnt because I was tired going into the finals and I was just like, Let me focus on what I need to focus on, he said. We really only had 30 minutes to get ready for the finals.Tracks governing body, the IAAF, sets the schedule, and the International Olympic Committee signs off on it.If theyre happy, were happy, said IOC spokesman Mark Adams.In the most widely cited case of schedule shifting, the opening round of the womens 200 was moved from Monday evening to the day session at the request of one of Americas best-known athletes, Allyson Felix, who wanted to try for gold medals in both the 200 and the 400. Cheap Chicago Cubs Jerseys. The 400 final is Monday night.It was considered a win-win for the Olympics and NBC, which pays the most sizable chunk of the $4.1 billion in worldwide broadcast rights the IOC received for the 2014 and 2016 Olympics.Felix hurt her ankle in the spring and was not at full health at the Olympic trials. She made the field for the 400 but not the 200.Less publicized was the decision to push the starting time of the night sessions back to 8:30 p.m. local time, which, in turn, put Bolt & Co., on TV smack in the middle of prime time in the United States. A late start also means a compressed schedule.Asked whether NBC had a role in the scheduling, communications vice president Chris McCloskey said the IOC and international federations make the schedule.Chris Turner of the IAAF said the tight schedule has been used in the past -- most notably, at the Atlanta Games in 1996, when Donovan Bailey won gold and set a world record.Well, of course, take the athletes views on board, Turner said. In fact, we will actively seek them at every major championship.They didnt have to look too hard in this case.I wasnt pleased, Bolt said, answering the first question he was asked at the winners news conference. Thats never good. You need time to recover, especially as Im getting older. Im not happy with the schedule, and hopefully theyll change it back.Some good news for those looking for records: Theres no back-to-back racing in the 200 meters, which has its first round Tuesday, semifinals Wednesday and the final on Thursday. And Bolt says hes feeling so good, hes looking to lower his world record, which stands at 19.19 seconds.If I can get [a] good nights rest after the semifinals, its a possibility I can do it, Bolt said. Thats something I really want. 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 ' ' '