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Nine players have withdrawn from the Australian Open through the first two days due to injury, including No. Nick Bosa Super Bowl Jersey . 12 Tommy Haas, No. 13 John Isner and No. 21 Philipp Kohlschreiber. Thats five more players in two days than the entire 2013 U.S. Open in September of last year. While the final Grand Slam at the end of a gruelling season might be expected to have more impact on the health of players, the Australian Open is taking out competitors at an alarming rate to kick off the 2014 schedule. And although none of the nine players officially retired due to the roaring heat in Melbourne, one would think its played a part. Heat has always been an issue for this event but it seems to be getting worse. What should be done to make things better for the players? The average temperature in Melbourne in January - the first month of summer Down Under - is 25.9 C. The average temperature for the opening two days of the seasons first Grand Slam was 36 C. Despite any match-ending issues related to the heat, there is no shortage of players - and a ball boy - struggling to maintain their composure under the sun. But tournament organizers have not suspended any matches as yet. "I think its inhumane, I dont think its fair to anybody, to the players, to the fans, to the sport, when you see players pulling out of matches, passing out," Canadian Frank Dancevic told reporters after his first-round loss in which he collapsed on the sideline during the second set. "Ive played five set matches all my life and being out there for a set and a half and passing out with heat stroke, its not normal." The tournament has contingencies in place to deal with the heat, which was put into effect Tuesday by granting womens matches an extra 10-minute break between the second and third sets. Stopping a match, however, is at the discretion of tournament director Wayne McKewen as part of a new rule instituted this year. "We have to reach a minimum threshold and have a forecast that it will be sustained for a reasonable time," McKewen said in a statement. "That didnt happen. While conditions were hot and uncomfortable, the relatively low level of humidity ensured play would continue." Organizers use the Wet Bulb Global Temperature composite, which factors in humidity and wind in an attempt to assess the conditions more accurately. On Tuesday, temperatures were expected to reach as high as 42 C. Rod Laver Arena and Hisense Arena are the only two venues with retractable roofs and air conditioning, but have yet to be utilized. All other courts remain at the mercy of the heat and the forecast is calling for high 30s on Wednesday and low 40s for Thursday and Friday. Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka said the court at Rod Laver was "like youre dancing in a frying pan." Is it time for organizers to provide more cooling options, including stopping matches before its too late? Could the tournament begin earlier or later and still comfortably sit between the U.S. Open in September and the French Open in May? What more can be done to combat the uncomfortable and potentially dangerous conditions at the Australian Open? As always, its Your! Call. Terrell Owens Super Bowl Jersey . Klose has a bruised pelvic bone and abdominal muscle problems but team doctors are trying to get him fit in time for the match. Bender has a hamstring injury. Germany is already without half-dozen players, due to injury or bad form. Frank Gore Super Bowl Jersey . -- Rory McIlroy birdied his last two holes Thursday for a 7-under 63 to take the lead after one round of the Honda Classic. https://www.49ersrookiestore.com/49ers-Jimmie-Ward-Jersey/ . -- Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe was alert and recovering at a Denver hospital Saturday after suffering seizure-like symptoms when the teams bus pulled into the airport Friday afternoon for the flight to Kansas City.Canadas Sports Leader announced on Wednesday that its award-winning host James Duthie will join CFL ON TSN for a slate of marquee events, including the playoffs and the 102nd GREY CUP. Duthie will continue to lead TSNs extensive hockey coverage, which includes 130+ NHL games featuring the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, and Winnipeg Jets as well as the IIHF World Junior Championship. Duthie, an Ottawa native who hosted TSNs CFL studio coverage from 1998-2000, makes his CFL ON TSN return this Friday, July 18 during the Ottawa Redblacks home opener against the Toronto Argonauts at the brand new TD Place. Live coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on TSN and TSN GO. Duthie is the latest addition to TSNs CFL broadcast team. Just before the season kicked off last month, the network announced Rod Smith as the new host of CFL ON TSN. “We are adding one of the best broadcasters in the business to the pillar of our summer schedule,” said Mark Milliere, Senior Vice-President of Production, TSN. “Between his Ottawa roots and the return of the Redblacks, there couldnt be a better time for James to come back to CFL ON TSN. Were thrilled to have him join our coverage of key CFL events and think fans will really enjoy what hell bring to our broadcasts.” “Football and hockey have always been 1 and 1a as my favourite sports. Hosting CFL was my first role at TSN 16 years ago. Chris Schultz, Matt Dunigan and I all started around the same time, so Im thrilled to be involved in our coverage again,” said Duthie. “Ive always been a huge fan of the CFL. I grew up in Ottawa and went to every Rough Riders game with my Mom and Dad for 20 years. The game on Friday feels like a perfect time to come back.” Ottawa Redblacks Home OpenerJames Duthie and CFL ON TSN analyst Jock Climie, an Ottawa resident and former Ottawa Rough Rider, will broadcast live from TD Place to capture all the action from the Ottawa-Toronto tilt and the unveiling of the brand new stadium. Reporting at field level is TSN Ottawa Bureau Reporter Brent Wallace. Covering the Toronto @ Ottawa game frrom the TSN Studio are CFL ON TSN host Rod Smith and analysts Matt Dunigan, Chris Schultz, Milt Stegall, and Paul LaPolice. Deion Sanders Super Bowl Jersey. . The CFL ON TSN panel pulls double duty on Friday night, with Hamilton @ Calgary airing immediately after the Redblacks game at 10 p.m. ET on TSN. TSNs Gemini Award-winning broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Chris Cuthbert and game analyst Glen Suitor will be in the broadcast booth for the Redblacks game. Premiering during CFL ON TSNs pre-game show on Thursday night is an essay fronted by TSN Football Insider Dave Naylor on the rebirth of Lansdowne Park and the return of the CFL to the nations capital. Naylor, who lived in Ottawa for nearly two decades, revisits the city for a retrospective look on the history and significance of Lansdowne Park – including what it meant to him as a Carleton University journalism student living across the street from the stadium. TSN.cas dedicated CFL hub will provide extensive pre- and post-game analysis of the Redblacks home opener, while TSN BarDown at BarDown.com will compile the best reactions from social media along with behind-the-scenes content from TD Place. TSN 1200 – the official radio voice of the Ottawa Redblacks – celebrates the return of professional football to Ottawa with 10 hours of live on-site coverage: 1 p.m. ET – THE DRIVE with Shawn Simpson and Steve Warne 5:30 p.m. ET – Pre-game show with Lee Versage and former CFLers Ken Evraire, Darren Joseph, and Pat Woodcock 7 p.m. ET – Play-by-play announcer A.J. Jakubec and analyst Jeff Avery call the game from TD Place 10 p.m. ET – Post-game show with Lee Versage and Ken Evraire Fans can also tune in to the OTTAWA REDBLACKS RADIO SHOW this Thursday at 6 p.m. ET for a comprehensive preview of the home opener. Argos fans can tune in to TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto for live coverage of the Toronto @ Ottawa game. Pre-game coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET with Jim Tatti and Sandy Annunziata, while Mike Hogan and Jeff Johnson call the game live from TD Place at 7 p.m. ET. ' ' '
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