The Ottawa Redblacks are looking at the architect of the CFLs most aggressive defence as their first-ever head coach. Wholesale Fake Shoes . TSN has confirmed the Redblacks have settled upon Calgary Stampeders defensive co-ordinator Rick Campbell as their inaugural head coach. Ottawa is scheduled to return to the CFL in 2014. Campbell is a 15-year CFL coaching veteran but the Ottawa appointment would be his first as a head coach. Campbell is the third CFL head coach to be hired this off-season behind Edmontons Chris Jones and Winnipegs Mike OShea. All three are first-time CFL head coaches. Campbell is the son of legendary Edmonton Eskimos head coach and executive Hugh Campbell and has spent the last two years as Calgarys defensive co-ordinator. This past season, Calgary recorded a CFL-best 63 sacks en route to posting a league-best 14-4 record. But the Stampeders lost 35-13 to eventual Grey Cup-champion Saskatchewan in the West Division final. Campbell had been mentioned as a leading candidate for Edmontons head-coaching job, which went to Jones. Campbell succeeded Jones as Calgarys defensive co-ordinator in 2012 when Jones left to join the Toronto Argonauts. Also reportedly considered for the Ottawa job were former CFL head coaches Paul LaPolice, Greg Marshall, Doug Berry, Marcel Bellefeuille and Danny Maciocia. This past season, Calgary boasted two of the CFLs top pass rushers in Charleston Hughes (league-high 18 sacks) and Cordarro Law (third with 14). Hughes was both a West Division and CFL all-star in 2013. Hughes and Law also anchored a defence that forced a league-high 11 turnovers on downs and was second in fewest points allowed (22.9 per game). In its first year under Campbells guidance, Calgarys defence was second in sacks (43) and third in points allowed (23.9 per game). Campbell joined the Stampeders staff in 2010 as their running backs coach. That year Calgary boasted the leagues top ground attack with 2,618 rushing yards. In 2011, Campbell was Edmontons assistant head coach and special-teams co-ordinator. He has spent the bulk of his CFL coaching career -- 11 years in fact -- with Edmonton, having served as an assistant head coach, special-teams co-ordinator, secondary coach and defensive co-ordinator during that time. Campbell won Grey Cups with the Eskimos in 2003 and 05. Campbell also served as a special-teams co-ordinator and defensive backs coach with Winnipeg in 09. Prior to coming to the CFL, Campbell was secondary and special-teams coach at the University of Oregon as a graduate assistant from 96-98. Now with a head coach in tow, the Redblacks can look ahead to the CFL expansion draft Dec. 16. Ottawa will select 24 players (eight imports, 16 Canadians) over three rounds. The Redblacks will take eight imports in the first round before selecting eight Canadians in each of the final two. Fake Yeezy . Mickelson shot a 2-under 70 after opening with a 77 -- his worst score of the season -- on TPC San Antonios AT&T Oaks Course. Lefty was 11 strokes behind leader Steven Bowditch, the Australian who had a 67 to reach 8-under 136. Fake Shoes From China . The team also announced Tuesday that the Braves will wear a commemorative patch on the right sleeve during the season. The patch, shaped like home plate, carries the number 715, Aarons autograph and a "40th Anniversary" banner.ASPEN, Colo. - Being at the Winter X Games and seeing the perfectly polished halfpipe off in the distance has snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington itching to try out some of her newest tricks.Like that backside 1080 — featuring three full rotations — that shes been mastering.Those days are now behind Farrington. No more twisting. No more spinning. No more of anything that involves her board leaving the snow.The gold medallist at the Sochi Olympics was forced to retire from competitions last week after doctors discovered a degenerative spine condition.Olympic champ done at 25 — its still something shes trying to wrap her mind around.She has a condition known as stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal cord and something shes had since birth. It was only detected after a crash three months ago in Austria that left her momentarily without feeling all the way to her toes.Shes thankful to have caught it before something more serious happened. And thankful the timing was such that she had a chance to win a gold medal in the halfpipe last February. Because that, they can never take away from her.This has been the craziest year of my life, said Farrington, who will be a spectator for the womens halfpipe final Saturday after finishing third last year. Win the gold medal and then find out that I have this condition and I cant ride halfpipe ever again?Its been wild, especially processing all of this.She showed up in Aspen to be a part of the social scene, and squeeze in some riding. No big air, of course.Im a grounded snowboarder as of now, she said. Its really hard, too.For so much of her life, she was Kaitlyn the Snowboarder. The sport was part of her identity, and her career reached an entirely new level on a magical night in Russia last winter when she edged a pair of former Olympic champions, Torah Bright and Kelly Clark.Farrington surprised everyone. Including herself.I dont think I knew I was going to come here and get a gold medal. I still dont really believe it, she said a few hours after her win.Now, shes trying to figure out tthe next act. Discount Fake Shoes. Could be commentary work. Or maybe mentoring an up-and-comer (just not now, because shes not ready to coach yet).Hopefully, Ill still be Kaitlyn the Snowboarder or Kaitlyn the Celebrity, said Farrington, who was raised in Idaho and whose family sold livestock from their ranch to finance her career. I had some more things I wanted to do in the pipe. Its cut short now.But I feel like coming here (to Winter X) is about not letting snowboarding get fully taken away from me.Never has Farrington really had any sort of issues with her back. Only an accident alerted her to a potentially serious condition.At a photo shoot for a sponsor last October in Austria, Farrington was trying to land a jump when she fell backward and onto her upper back. She lost feeling all over her body. For nearly two minutes, she said she felt nothing, before sensation began to return. She convinced everyone she didnt need to go to the hospital, though, and even went snowboarding the next day, despite a burning feeling in her shoulders.Following a visit to her physical therapist back in the U.S., she decided to get her back checked out.Soon after, doctors were saying her career was over.They were like, With what youve chosen to do, youre so lucky you havent had another incident like this, Farrington said. Now that Ive had an episode, its more likely to come up again.Appearing at Winter X this week was a chance to explain to everyone what exactly happened to her. Farrington showed up at the Dew Tour a month ago and wasnt quite ready to share the bad news. She just told everyone shed be back in time for Winter X.And she is, too, she just cant compete.Its very bittersweet being here right now. I cried probably about 10 times from athletes hugging me, Farrington said. Now that everyone knows, people have sent me text messages saying, It was so great knowing you. Im like, Im not dead. Im still here.People think Im disappearing. Youre not going to get rid of me.___Follow Pat Graham on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pgraham34 ' ' '
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Joe Crede Jersey . -- The Royals shook up their coaching staff Thursday in an attempt to jumpstart their failing offence, making Dale Sveum the hitting coach and Mike Jirschele their third base coach. Pedro Grifol, who took over as hitting coach last season, will now instruct catchers. The moves were announced after the Royals finished off a disastrous homestand that included a sweep at the hands of Houston, and before they opened a four-game series in Toronto. Sveum said the Royals havent done a good enough job this season of hitting pitches in the upper half of the strike zone. "The bottom line is weve struggled with elevation and weve swung at pitches down in the zone probably way too much," he said. "From thigh high to the top of the strike zone, were not doing enough damage." The Royals began the day last in the majors with 21 homers, putting them on pace to match the 1976 club for the fewest in franchise history for a non-strike-shortened season. Theyre also last in the American League in runs and slugging percentage. "There is not one man in the lineup thats hitting the ball well," Royals designated hitter Billy Butler said Wednesday. "Were just cold." Yost said "a different voice can make a difference," to struggling batters, but the Royals have heard plenty of voices about hitting: Sveum is Kansas Citys fifth hitting coach in less than three seasons. The Royals let go of Kevin Seitzer two years ago in the hope that somebody else would help the club generate more power. Seitzer was eventually hired by the Blue Jays, who currently lead the majors with 76 homers -- more than Kansas City is on pace for all season. Jack Maloof and Andre David were hired before last season, but they only made it a couple of months before they were reassigned within the franchise. It was at that point that the Royals hired Grifol and Hall of Famer George Brett on an interim basis. The Royals showed signs of life once that duo was in charge, slowly climbing into playoff contention. Grifol was given the job on a full-time basis after Brett stepped down in July, but lasted less than a year in the role. "Hes the one that pulled us out of our trouble last year," Yost said of Grifol Thursday. "A year later, we find ourselves in the exact same spot." Sveum, a former Brewers and Cubs manager, had been serving as the Royals third base coach. But he also has plenty of experience as a hitting coach, helping Milwaukee finish in the top three of the National League in homers in each of his three seasons. "Hes got experience, he studies hitting," Yost said. "Hes got a lot of knowledge. He helped Prince Fielder get, in my opinion, to the next level as an offensive performer." Ross Detwiler White Sox Jersey . The goals took Liverpools tally in the Premier League this season to 70, overtaking Manchester City as the top scorers, and left the fourth-place team just four points behind league leader Chelsea. Hugh Duffy Jersey . The thinking at the time was Clowney could have already been promised he would be selected first overall by the Houston Texans, therefore negating any need to meet with any other teams. The plot took another twist this week.Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Steve Delabar is going back to the minors. The righty was sent back down to Triple-A Buffalo for the second time this week in order to make room for Liam Hendriks who will get the start Friday night against the Cincinnati Reds. Delabar waas sent down Tuesday but was called back up for Thursdays game against the New York Yankees when Brett Cecil went to the disabled list. Jack Mcdowell White Sox Jersey . The 30-year-old has appeared in 30 games this season, recording a 4.91 earned run average and a 3-0 record. ' ' '