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Australias Kim Brennan has rowed the perfect race to break an eight-year Olympic gold medal drought with a commanding victory in the womens single sculls at Rios Lagoa Stadium. http:///...cite-810868-010.html .After no gold from Australias rowers in London and two silver this week in Rio, the pressure was on world champion Brennan to deliver.Brennan rowed the race of her life to lead from start to finish, beating home American Genevra Stone and Chinas Duan Jingli with highly fancied Kiwi Emma Twigg fourth.Brennan said her plan was always to go out fast, aware that a strong cross-wind through the last section of the course would make it difficult for others to catch her.She led by 3.72 seconds at the halfway mark, eventually crossing 1.38 seconds ahead of the field.The 31-year-old said she had to pinch herself that it had finally happened,We do so much visualisation and you imagine that moment so many times, Brennan said.Just crossing the line I couldnt work out whether that was actually it or just my imagination again; I cant really believe it.Its Brennans third Olympic medal after winning bronze in the event in London and silver in the double sculls when she rowed as Kim Crow before changing her name after marrying fellow rower and Beijing gold medallist Scott Brennan late last year.Brennan arrived in Rio unbeaten in the event since 2014.She had a shock loss in the heats, held in wind and waves, but quickly got her campaign back on track.Despite the favourite tag Brennan said the only pressure she felt was from herself.The most pressure comes from myself because I know how much Ive put into this over the years.I was away from my husband for three and a half months and its really quite a selfish thing to do and the pressure was partly because I wanted to make it feel worthwhile, she said.You can walk away incredibly happy if you know youve given the best show of yourself and Im so chuffed to have a gold medal. http:///...te-green-a01013.html . Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC failed to make the postseason while Montreal Impact fell at the first hurdle losing heavily to Houston Dynamo in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round. http:///...sity-red-a03002.html . -- If Henry Burris has his way, he will be the starting quarterback to lead the Hamilton Tiger-Cats back to the Grey Cup next year. http:///...ed-white-a01016.html . Uniteds eighth defeat of a wretched campaign means Liverpool, which currently occupies the fourth and final Champions League place, could go nine points clear of its fierce rival by beating West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Charlie Adam scored both of Stokes goals at Britannia Stadium either side of Robin van Persies equalizer, with a miserable day for seventh-place United capped by first-half injuries to centre halves Jonny Evans and Phil Jones that forced them off.Hampden Park officials have moved to allay fears about the state of the pitch ahead of this weekends Scottish Cup semi-finals. The playing surface at Scotlands national stadium has been relaid since last Sundays Petrofac Training Cup final but Peter Dallas, managing director of Hampden Park Ltd, believes it will cope with Saturdays match between Hibernian and Dundee United and the Celtic and Rangers showdown on Sunday.Dallas told Sky Sports News HQ on Thursday: The pitch is looking excellent. We are very pleased with the installation. The installation was completed on Tuesday night at 8pm. The process started on Sunday immediately after the Petrofac Cup final. We are very pleased with the surface, its been cut this morning and its looking good. We are looking forward to an excellent weekend of football. Its been well documented that there were certain areas where the grass was not developing as well as we expected. We had professional analysis taken on the pitch and therefore we had a decision to make.The overriding factors were that the pitch may have developed over the next few weeks or so, however there was a chance that thee pitch may go backwards and might regress. http:///...-red-684855-023.html. . There have been numerous problems with the pitch at Hampden in the past A big decision was made that we should relay the turf - that was a tall order for the installation company. Weve worked very closely with our supply chain and Im delighted to say that all parties came round the table and you can see the magnificent results over 48 hours work.The cost is cost neutral to Hampden Park Ltd. All parties have come together we have a good amicable relationship and we have installed the pitch at no cost to Hampden Park Ltd.We expect that this pitch will play well over the next few weeks and for time to come. Also See: Souness: Celtic big favourites Forrester to miss out Warburton: Derby just the start Stubbs: Promotion priority 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 ' ' '