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LONDON -- Michael Laudrup is taking legal advice after being fired as Swansea manager on Tuesday. Arian Foster Jersey . Laudrup revealed Thursday he was notified of his dismissal in "the briefest of letters which gave no reasons why such hasty and final action was deemed necessary." The Dane adds that he is "of course taking legal advice" and the League Managers Association has "already written to the club asking for a proper explanation." Swansea is 12th in the standings but just two points above the relegation zone after picking up only six points from its last 10 matches. Laudrup also said Swansea has banned him from going to the training ground, even to say goodbye to the players. Laudrup steered Swansea to its first major trophy, winning the League Cup last February. Arian Foster Texans Jersey . The 48th-ranked Williams made her first appearance in Dubai since she won her second straight title here in 2010. Shed missed the last three years either because of injury or Sjogrens Syndrome. Tytus Howard Youth Jersey . And fellow Leaf, Jake Gardiner, hiking in Whistler. http://www.texansrookiestore.com/Texans-Arian-Foster-Jersey/ . -- Justin Verlander took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and won his fourth straight decision, leading Detroit over the Kansas City Royals 9-4 Sunday and extending the Tigers winning streak to a season-high five games.The most overused word in sports is star. It should be reserved only for the deserving few, those who constantly brighten our horizons with their exploits, who dont wax, wane and flame out in a season or two and, most importantly, who dont cheat, dope, act like idiots and otherwise prove that sports are too quick to build pedestals for athletes.Lindsey Vonn is a bona fide star.In simple numerical terms, its hard to gauge the relative value of the Americans new record in Alpine skiing. Vonns 63rd win in World Cup ski racing, in Italy on Monday, moved her ahead of Annemarie Moser-Proell, the womens previous record-holder from Austria with 62 World Cup victories from 1970-1980.But with fewer races back then, Moser-Proell had fewer opportunities than Vonn to make her mark and she won more frequently and from a younger age than Vonn.The technology of skiing has changed, too. Perhaps not as drastically as in tennis, where Rod Lavers wooden rackets frustrate comparisons with Roger Federer. In winning gold at the 1980 Olympics, Moser-Proell sped downhill as fast as Vonn did 30 years later for her gold in Vancouver in 2010.Still, how would Vonn and Moser-Proell have fared against each other with the same boots and skis? The differing eras make that impossible to answer with certainty.Fairer to both, then, not to play one off against the other. Its how and why Vonn has reached this milestone, not the record alone or eclipsing Moser-Proell, which make her special.TALENTS NOT ENOUGH: Vonns brain is missing the alarm bells that tell the rest of us to slow down or she has learned to ignore them. Speed simply doesnt scare her. Thats why I have so many speeding tickets in my car, she has said. For her, an icy corner on a precipitous mountain slope is an opportunity to go quicker than others who apply the brakes. Not crashing occasionally, she figures, must mean that she isnt pushing hard enough. Im just not afraid.But she also was smart in realizing long ago, early in her career, that natural hard-wiring for speed wouldnt alone be sufficient. She became the dominant woman skier not simply by being quick but by training and working hard enough to exploit that talent.NOT A QUITTER: There were plenty of points along the way when Vonn could have said, enough. At 16, after failing to finish most of her races. At 21, when a back-crunching, cart-wheeling crash in training at the Turin Olympics made her realize, foor the first time, that at any second I could be done, not just in skiing, but in life. Cullen Gillaspia Jersey. In 2013, when she tore two right-knee ligaments, the ACL and MCL, that keep our thighbones attached to our shinbones. Or again in November that year, when she re-tore one of those ligaments that had been rebuilt with a graft from her hamstring, eventually forcing her out of the 2014 Sochi Olympics and back into surgery.Pain is as much a part of competitive skiing as snow. What is astounding about Vonn isnt her high tolerance for it but that shes winning again so soon after sweating her way back to health — not once but twice — from surgeries that emaciated her leg muscles. Only in September did her surgeon clear her to ski again. World Cup wins 60, 61, 62 and 63 have come in eight races since December. She has scars on her knee but her confidence and fearlessness seem remarkably intact.Im not dead; Im still here, Vonn says in a forthcoming TV documentary about her recovery. One day, that would make a fitting headstone.OFF-PISTE PERSONA: Given that they have people who manage their public personas, who tweet and post for them, and otherwise make them sound and look good, its silly to assume that the athlete on your cereal box is a model citizen in private, too. Michael Phelps drunken driving, the revelation in 2009 of Tiger Woods serial adultery or Lance Armstrongs doping — to name just those three — showed how success in sports is sometimes only half the story.Vonn does the public side extremely well. All sports could do with more women like her, to balance out and end the undeserved dominance of men. She is articulate about skiing, making the sport easier to understand and so more attractive. She seems to understand and deal graciously with media curiosity about her personal relationship with Woods, helping rehabilitate his image somewhat. Hes a catch. Hes a good boyfriend, Vonn said on the Today show after Woods sprang the surprise of turning up for her 63rd victory.For the most part, shes been remarkably scandal-free for her career, six-time Olympic medallist Bode Miller said this month of Vonn. She does the right stuff all the time. Shes a very clean-cut American superstar and thats an amazing title.A true star.___John Leicester is an international sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jleicester@ap.org or follow him at http://twitter.com/johnleicester ' ' '

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