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NEW YORK -- Sometimes experience as an Olympian can give an announcer special insight -- even the most painful kind. Brenden Dillon Jersey .NBCs Kevin Barnett knew what members of the U.S. womens volleyball were feeling Saturday when they had to rebound from a painful loss in the semifinals to play in a bronze medal match two days later. Theres no time to wallow in self-pity. You need to recover energy and focus.Barnett admitted he had a hard time doing that in 2004 as a member of the U.S. mens volleyball team competing in Athens. His team returned home on a two-match losing streak with a fourth-place finish.The American women rallied for coach Karch Kiraly to beat the Netherlands and secure a medal.Karch Kiraly (was) saying, `We love tough, Barnett said. No tougher situation than to lose what was your dream of Olympic gold and to come back and rally for a bronze.BOXING: Similarly, theres no time to waste in three-round Olympic boxing matches, and that occasionally left NBCs B.J. Flores sounding breathless in his call of the gold medal bantamweight fight between Cuban Robeisy Ramirez and American Shakur Stevenson. At first, Flores seemed to be working with more urgency than Stevenson, and he encouraged the 19-year-old American to not to fight defensively because hed lose the chance to score points and become the first male boxer from the United States to win gold since 2004. The fight, won by Ramirez on a split decision, was so close that Flores wisely laid out the facts and resisted a prediction on how the judges would rule.PERFECTION: The U.S. womens basketball team had a game on their hands -- for a quarter. Then they methodically routed Spain for a gold medal, continuing a 49-game winning streak that began with a bronze medal victory in 1992. That left NBCs Marc Zumoff and Ann Meyers Drysdale with time to kill, which theyre accustomed to doing in U.S. games. Itll be interesting to see if they can score 100 points, Drysdale mused with about four minutes to go. A Brianna Stewart three-pointer did the trick to make the final 101-72.TRIATHLON: Analyst Julie Swail was adroit with her insights on the womens triathlon, spotting the gamesmanship between American Gwen Jorgensen and Nicola Spirig of Switzerland as they ran together, neither wanting the more taxing task of running in front. Swait correctly predicted when Jorgensen would make a move to put the race out of reach. Colleague Al Trautwig wondered what would happen with two British racers, running side by side in third and fourth place, when the bronze medal was on the line. Theyre teammates, theyre best friends, theyre roommates, Swail said. But when it comes down to the run, its everyone for themselves. Thats exactly what happened.QUOTE: The absolute emotional high point of these Olympic games for Brazil. -NBCs Bob Costas describing the host countrys mens soccer team winning the gold medal in a shootout over Germany.STUNNED INTERVIEW: American runner Paul Chelimo seemed to be expecting a congratulatory interview with NBC Lewis Johnson about winning the silver medal in the 5,000 meter run, and he looked stunned when Johnson informed him hed been disqualified. He watched tape where he bumped into another runner, but Chelimo said it was because his effort to move had been blocked. Chelimo was ultimately reinstated.CLOSING NIGHT: NBC announced that Mike Tirico, Mary Carillo and Ryan Seacrest will host the Rio de Janeiro closing ceremony on Sunday night. Like the opening ceremony, it will be shown on tape delay.RATINGS: NBCs Friday night coverage, featuring dueling relays races between American and Jamaican runners, reached 20 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. With streaming and cable coverage added in, the network reached 21.1 million in the time slot. Viewership for the corresponding night in London 2012 was 22.5 million. Barclay Goodrow Jersey . -- Matt Kuchar and Harris English ran away with the Franklin Templeton Shootout, shooting a 14-under 58 on Sunday in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record. San Jose Sharks Jerseys .Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have placed centre Cody Hodgson on injured reserve and recalled two players from their AHL affiliate in Rochester. . It is a cliché dragged out by fans and pundits regularly when discussions take place around which teams are better than others. CLEVELAND -- Surrounded by his teammates in the locker room, James Harrison accepted the game ball as his eyes flooded with tears.On a special day for Pittsburghs pulverizing linebacker, there was something was missing and Harrison struggled to harness his emotions.I was thinking about my father, and how hes not here for it, Harrison said.The 38-year-old Harrison became the Steelers career sacks leader on Sunday as Pittsburgh recorded eight sacks and pounded the Cleveland Browns 24-9 to end a four-game losing streak.For Harrison, the milestone was somewhat bittersweet since it came in the same year that he lost his father, James Sr., who died in May at the age of 76.Harrison has kept his fathers passing mostly private, but honored him by posting photos on Instagram of him and his dad fishing together.Following the game, the Steelers paid tribute to the five-time Pro Bowler, who has helped them win two Super Bowls.Except for one season, Harrison has been with the Steelers since 2002, and his presence has kept Pittsburghs defense among the NFLs hardest-hitting, most-feared units.With Cleveland driving toward a possible touchdown, Harrison sacked Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler for a 5-yard loss.Starting on the right side, Harrison looped around the edge and then overpowered rookie guard Spencer Drango, who had no chance and was driven backward before Kessler was brought down.It was vintage Harrison -- brutal and effective.The sack gave him 77+ sacks, moving Harrison past Jason Gildon (77) for the most in Pittsburghs storied history.It feels good, Harrison said of the record. It feels a lot better to get a win to stop this losing skid that we were on.Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who has been around nearly as long as Harrison has, was excited to see his teammate set the mark.I wish he would have gotten it at home, but thats about the only regret I have for him is that he couldnt be recognized at home because he deserves that as one of the best Ive ever seen, Roethlisberger said. Evander Kane Jersey. Im glad hes on my side. We all respect him a lot and were all happy for him.Harrison came in with just two sacks this season, both coming in a loss to Baltimore two weeks ago. Last week, Harrison found himself on the sideline during Dallas final two drives, both ending with touchdown runs by rookie Ezekiel Elliott.Coach Mike Tomlin moved him ahead of Jarvis Jones on the depth chart, and Harrison came through the way he always has.James has been that type of guy for us, Tomlin said. Usually we make decisions with him with a global perspective. Wanting him to be a part of this thing not only today, but for the remainder of the season and for `fork in the road type weeks. What are we preserving him for? Thats why we played him today in the manner in which we did.I see him every day so Im less amazed by him. Maybe I should be amazed by it, but we know that his production is not haphazard. Its not something mystical. He works extremely hard and does so on a daily basis.Harrison helped set the tone for Pittsburghs defense, which held the Browns to 33 yards rushing and 209 overall -- 126 coming in the fourth quarter when the Steelers were not rushing as much.Everybody took responsibility to do their job and what I call play selfish, Harrison said. Do your job and let your teammate do his job. And Im not saying selfish in the way of me, me, me. Im talking about selfish in the fact that if you do your job and everyone else does their job, then everything will roll out the way you need it to.Harrison, who grew up in Akron and played at Kent State, said setting the sacks record in Ohio didnt make it any more significant.It could have been anywhere, he said. But it wouldnt have been more special than it already is.---For more NFL coverage: and ' ' '