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AVONDALE, Ariz. Nike Vapormax Flyknit Mujer . -- Matt Kenseth figured he would be in good shape even after a caution with two laps to go. Stay in the lead or at least ahead of the other Chase drivers and he would be one of four drivers in the final round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.A mistake on the restart cost Kenseth his shot at the championship.Thinking he was clear heading into the first turn, Kenseth tried to get the inside line and was clipped from behind, sending him into the wall and out of the Chase playoffs.Disappointing would be the way to put it lightly, Kenseth said Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway. Finish that race five minutes before, looked like we had a chance to go race for a championship.Kenseths misfortunes capped a topsy-turvy day for Joe Gibbs Racing.The team had hoped to get all four of its Toyotas into the final at Homestead, but Hendrick Motorsports Jimmie Johnson claimed one spot with his victory at Martinsville two weeks ago for a shot at his seventh series title.JGR already had one driver in the final after Carl Edwards, who had been last in the standings, won at Texas to claim the second spot with Johnson.Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin all had legitimate shots at joining Edwards, entering Phoenix with two points separating them. Busch, the reigning series champion, was tied with Joey Logano entering Sunday.Only one more got in.Logano won the Phoenix race to earn a spot in the final and Busch joined him after finishing second, though wasnt exactly thrilled about the circumstances that got him there.Thats because Busch believed he triggered the collision that took out Kenseth.Its really unfortunate and devastating to have the race come down like that, he said. Thats so frustrating and aggravating, and I feel horrible.The twist of events came when the race went to overtime after Michael McDowell spun his car into the wall. Needing to stay ahead of Logano and Busch, Kenseth appeared to be in good shape, taking the lead on the restart from the outside.As Kenseth reached the first turn, his spotter said the coast was clear, so he started to drive toward the inside.Only the coast wasnt clear.Alex Bowman, who started on the inside, appeared to spin his tires on the restart and was bumped from behind by Busch. Thinking Bowman was farther back, Kenseth started to drop to the inside and was clipped, sending him into the wall.In a matter of seconds, his championship chase was over.Apologies to EVERY (at)mattkenseth fan out there for ending our chase hopes today! Kenseths spotter, Chris Osborne, said on Twitter. Obviously this 1s on me!!Kenseth refused to blame his spotter, despite his disappointment.Its a team effort. Win as a team, lose as a team, he said. I cant blame Chris. I didnt see what happened. He said I was clear, so I started looking toward the corner and got turned around. Things happen in a hurry.Hamlins bid to make the final came down to a pit decision that backfired.It came during a caution with 55 laps left. While all the leaders came into the pits to get gas and tires, Hamlin stayed out, figuring his No. 11 Toyota had enough fuel to make it to the end.It didnt, thanks to the late caution, but that wasnt the problem.Tires were what hurt Hamlin. He had old ones, the leaders had four fresh ones and they started passing him. Hamlin still managed to finish fifth, but it wasnt enough to get him into the final four.I still thought we were OK, Hamlin said. We got the second caution and got caught on the bottom and just got shuffled from there. I knew it was going to be an uphill climb. We performed well in this round, just not great and you needed to be great to advance.Just like JGRs bid for the final: Two is good, four would have been great. Nike Vapormax Flyknit Moc . According to a report from the Winnipeg Free Press, the Bombers will name Acting GM Kyle Walters to the post full time. Nike Air Vapormax Plus Orange .Y. - Rob Manfred was promoted Monday to Major League Baseballs chief operating officer, which may make him a candidate to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner. . Dallas hasnt ruled out the star quarterback for Sunday nights game against Philadelphia, but all signs point to Romos back injury pushing Kyle Orton into the starting role after two years of limited play as the backup. Surely Ortons name isnt the first that comes to mind for fans wanting a change after years of damaging interceptions, fumbles or, most infamously, the field goal flub when Romo dropped the snap on a kick that could have won his first playoff game in 2006. Kevin Turner started playing football when he was 5. If his father had it to do over again, he mightve insisted that his son wait a few years before taking up the game he loved so much, the game that that would eventually turn his brain to mush and snuff out his life far too soon.Tellingly, though, Raymond Turner wouldnt have prevented Kevin from playing football, even when looking at it from the most awful perspective of all: a parent who buried his child.I dont regret that he played football, Raymond Turner says. I just wish he played in a safer way.And thats the conundrum facing millions of football-loving parents across this country. Do they let their children play? And, if so, how old should their kids be when they first put on a helmet and pads?Theres no right and wrong in this debate but the stakes are enormously high, from the future of the game to the long-term health of those who play it.While football is much safer now that it was when Kevin Turner took his first snap, it will always come with a significant risk of serious injury.At Boston University on Thursday, experts said the former Alabama and NFL fullback had the most severe form of chronic traumatic encephalopathy theyve ever seen in someone his age. Turner was 46 when he died in March from Lou Gehrigs disease, which robbed him of his body and was likely caused by CTE.Now, on to the next stage in this debate.Chris Nowinski, a founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, is leading the charge to keep young children from playing football, at least the blocking and tackling kind. He says Turners death is just the latest in a persuasive body of evidence that kids should stick to flag football or seven-on-seven -- essentially, a touch version without linemen -- until they get to high school.This isnt about picking on football, Nowinski says. Im a football guy. But Im very happy my mother kept me out until high school. I wanted to play earlier. I wanted to hang out with my buddies. I wanted to join the seventh-grade team. But she wouldnt let me.Nowinski, who went on to play football at Harvard before a career in professional wrestling, said it only makes sense that someone who delays the start of their football career by nine years -- from 5 to 14, roughly the time theyre starting high school -- will significantly reduce the risk of long-term health problems. And, since only a small percentage will keep going after high school, we can expect a whole generation of much healthier ex-players down the road.We have to accept that football is dangerous to the brain, Nowinski says. Its like smoking and lung cancer. If you smoke fewer cigarettes per day and smoke for fewer years, the risk of cancer goes down. We can apply that same knowledge to football. If we shorten the years we take off the front end, and limit hits to the head through reforms liike weve seen from the NFL to colleges to high schools . Air Max 97 Vapormax Sole. .. then suddenly, the future is tremendously brighter for football players. Thats what Kevin Turner taught us.Jon Butler sees things differently. Hes the executive director of Pop Warner, the nations most prominent youth football organization, where kids can begin playing tackle football at age 5.To its credit, Pop Warner has taken major steps in the last several years to reduce the risk of injury, such as limiting contact to no more than 25 percent of the practice time, requiring coaches to take part in programs design to teach safer tackling techniques, and prohibiting full-speed drills in which the players line up more than 3 yards apart. This year, kickoffs were eliminated for the three youngest age groups.Butler says his organization has informally tossed around the idea of banning tackle football for young children, but found it would likely prompt nearly all players to simply leave for a non-Pop Warner-affiliated league that allows physical contact -- and may not have many of the same safety measures.Also, he stands by the value of teaching kids proper blocking and tackling techniques at a young age, insisting that makes the game safer as they get older.Flag football is fine as far as learning the techniques to be a quarterback or running back or wife receiver, Butler says. But if you end up being a lineman ... youre not learning much of anything. Blocking and tackling techniques need to become instinctive and intuitive.Both Nowinski and Butler make a compelling case, one that should be debated in the privacy of every household where parents are faced with this potentially life-altering decision.Even then, it doesnt get a whole lot easier.Dr. Wayne Gordon, director of the Mount Sinai Brain Injury Research Center, said there is no definitive proof of when a young brain is at its most vulnerable state. He described the idea of banning kids from playing tackle football until they get to high school as a pretty arbitrary cutoff.Then he was asked if children of any age should be allowed to play football.Obviously, kids want to have fun, Gordon says, measuring his words. But they dont need to tackle in order to have fun. So I would basically not let children play tackle football.This could be one of the defining issues of our times.Unfortunately, there are no easy answers.---Paul Newberry is a sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at pnewberry(at) or at . His work can be found at .---AP NFL website: and Sports Writer Jimmy Golen in Boston contributed to this report. Cheap Jerseys 2018 Wholesale NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticJerseys Wholesale ' ' '