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LONDON -- Six years ago, history was made at the All England Club when John Isner played a record-setting match against Nicolas Mahut that ended 70-68 in the fifth set. Nike Air Huarache Cheap . While that marathon wont soon be erased from our memory, it brings up an ongoing concern.Year after year, more and more people embrace the idea that Wimbledon should abandon one of its signature traditions and join the US Open by adopting the final-set tiebreaker in all matches.The theme was especially pronounced at this tournament for two seemingly disparate reasons: First, the horrible, wet weather of the first week forced some players to play as many as three days in a row. Asking a player to rebound from a 19-17 win one day to compete again the following day (as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had to do) doesnt add to the Wimbledon mystique -- it besmirches it.Reason No. 2: This fortnight saw some brilliant tiebreakers. The one Roger Federer eked out in overtime (11-9) in the fourth set, staving off a match point along the way, is a shining example. It would have provided a rousing, electric ending to that long match.It is very cool if it goes 12-all, 14-all, 18-all, 20-all, Federer said, contemplating the tiebreaker issue after landing in the quarterfinals. It goes further and further. [But] the chances get slimmer and slimmer to win that next round. They can make a compromise and make a tiebreaker at 12-all. Play another six service games each.When Federer speaks, people tend to listen. All England Club officials told ESPN.com that while there has been no significant discussion of abandoning the tournaments current format, its certain to be a topic of conversation after this edition of the event is over.However, Wimbledons organizing body is also keenly aware of its image and is dedicated to keeping its players content. Thats become a more pressing issue this time around.Scores of players were frustrated by the rain and the havoc it played on scheduling. A number of them resented the way officials forced them to play in a mist or light rain, under what they felt were dangerous, slick conditions -- all in the interest of getting matches done. In moments of anger, Gilles Simon and Serena Williams even threatened to sue if they were hurt chasing balls on the slick turf.Extended fifth sets didnt help. Wimbledons reputation as the players tournament was in serious jeopardy this year.Heading into Fridays semifinals, six mens matches had gone into overtime. Ten of the womens best-of-three encounters also ran long. Unsurprisingly, Isner was party to the longest match so far in this years competition when he faced Tsonga and, for the ninth time at a major tournament, went beyond 6-all in the fifth.Isner has a personal stake in seeing a fifth-set tiebreaker, but hes tired of making the case.Ive said it a bunch, he said after the Tsonga match, but I cant do anything about it. Its fine. I have no clue [if it will happen].Tsonga chimed in: For me, its 50/50. Of course, for us its good to finish it, because the winner will play another match and continue.Tsonga, who ultimately beat Isner, was lucky. He dodged a bullet in his match the following day when Richard Gasquet retired with an injury after they played just four games in the fourth round.One sign of the times: Last year, the International Tennis Federation made a comparable break with tradition when it adopted the fifth-set tiebreaker for Davis Cup ties. That will surely come up when the All England Club takes up this issue later this year. Nike Air Huarache Mens Sale . Kyle Denbrook, a soccer player from Saint Marys University, took the CIS male athlete of the week honour. Stanley, a fourth-year business administration student from Charlottetown, scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Dalhousie on Friday and tallied again in a 1-0 win over Saint Marys on Sunday. Nike Air Huarache Black Cheap . While hell be dialed in to that tournament on a course he loves, you can forgive him if his eyes glance down the calendar just a bit, towards April. http://www.huarachesshoescheap.com/ . The defence is doing its part, too. Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half and the guys on the other side made sure that was enough, sending the Saints to a 17-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney had a simple message for his defense in facing Louisville star Lamar Jackson.If hes Superman, Swinney told them, were going to be the Kryptonite.No. 5 Clemson did just enough, rallying for two fourth-quarter touchdowns and stopping Jackson and No. 3 Louisville a yard short on fourth down with 33 seconds left to hold on for a 42-36 victory Saturday night.The Tigers (5-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) rallied behind Deshaun Watsons five touchdowns, the last two coming in the final seven minutes, after Louisville (4-1, 2-1) wiped out an 18-point lead behind another standout performance by Jackson.Watson was no slouch. He had his errors -- a career-high three interceptions and a fumble -- but in the end found a way to succeed with 306 yards on 20-of-31 passing.It just shows even with the hiccups how good we are and how good we can be, Watson said. We found a way how to handle adversity.The Tigers looked like they had this one wrapped up before halftime, scoring four TDs in the second quarter to lead 28-10 at the break. Then Action Jackson got moving and the Cardinals (4-1, 2-1) scored on five consecutive possessions to take a 36-28 lead with 7:50 left.Artavis Scott began Clemsons comeback with a 77-yard kickoff return and Watson found Mike Williams for a 20-yard scoring pass two plays later. Clemson forced Louisville to punt for the only time in the second half and Watson guided the game-winning drive, ending on a 31-yard TD catch by Jordan Leggett.Jackson had one last surge, leading Louisville to Clemsons 9. But James Quick was knocked out of bounds Louisvilles final play shy of the first down.Lamar knew where he needed to go with the ball and we came up a yard short, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said.The Tigers have won 19 straight games at home, a streak that began after they lost their last top-five showdown -- when No. 5 Florida State defeated No. 3 Clemson 51-14 in 2013. In that one, Jameis Winston led a Seminoles rout.Clemson made sure Jackson would not pull off another one.A lot of guys picked Louisville, Swinney said. Rough night for you.THE TAKEAWAYLouisville: The Cardinals have climbed in the Top 25 and may wind up running the table without anotther loss in the regular season. Nike Air Trainer Huarache Sale. Louisville will regret its slow first half in this one, which may have cost it an ACC title and possible national championship shot.Clemson: Can anyone stop the Tigers from claiming the ACC Atlantics spot in the league title game? Florida States loss to North Carolina means the Tigers would have to lose at least twice for the Cardinals, Seminoles or anyone else in the Atlantic to have a chance. Clemson is 19-4 against its remaining ACC opponents the past five years, with three of the defeats coming to Florida State.POLL IMPLICATIONSLouisville: The Cardinals will fall, but should stay in the top 10. There wont be much dropoff in losing at Clemson, which is 49-6 at home since Dabo Swinney became coach.Clemson: Count on the Tigers bouncing up into the top four -- and more than a few talking heads annoiting Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan and Clemson as the four presumptive College Football Playoff teams.HEISMAN IMPLICATIONSThe game figured to be a showcase -- and Heisman Trophy showdown -- for Louisvilles Lamar Jackson and Clemsons Deshaun Watson. While the Tigers came out on top, Jackson did not disappoint and most likely kept himself in the conversation going forward. Watson, after a slow start to the season, also elevated his candidacy with his fourth-quarter rally against the Cardinals.I guess so, Watson said when asked if hes back out front for the Heisman. We both played good for our teams and had a chance to win. Thats out of my control.DEFENSIVE NUMBERSIt didnt always look like it, but Clemsons defense kept Louisville off its offensive average. The Cardinals gained 568 yards, a whopping number but still below the 682 they were averaging coming in. The 36 points were also 27 fewer than what theyve scored this season. The Tigers finished with 10 tackles for loss and five sacks of the elusive Jackson.UP NEXTLouisville: Gets next week off to regroup before returning to action with a Friday night game at home against Duke on Oct. 14.Clemson: The Tigers have another short week, traveling to Boston College to play on Friday night. 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 ' ' '