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The Atlanta Falcons?signed Robert Alford to a four-year contract extension, keeping one of their starting cornerbacks from hitting the open market after the season.The Falcons announced the signing Thursday. The deal is worth $38 million and includes $21 million guaranteed, league sources told ESPNs Adam Schefter.It feels good, Alford said of the extension. It feels good to be in the same place. I love it here. I love the coaching staff. I love Coach (Dan) Quinn. Just for them to give me the extension, Im very blessed. Thats all I can say.Alford, 28, was a second-round draft pick in 2013 out of Southeastern Louisiana. He became a regular starter during his second season and has started all 12 games this year.Robert loves the culture and the organization and the city, and he believes theres something special going on here, said Brian Mackler, Alfords agent. He wanted to be part of it for the next four years and become a Falcon for life.Alford is the second player to receive an extension this season, joining right tackle Ryan Schraeder, who received a five-year, $33 million extension. Owner Arthur Blank also rewarded general manager Thomas Dimitroff with an extension through 2019.Alford was one of two cornerbacks the Falcons drafted in 2013, joining first-round pick and fellow starter Desmond Trufant. Trufant is on injured reserve after undergoing pectoral surgery, but the 2015 Pro Bowler figures to be rewarded with a lucrative extension. The Falcons exercised the $8 million fifth-year option on Trufants contract through 2017.Alford was in the last year of his deal. Because of his speed and athleticism, he was destined to attract some type of attention had he hit the open market. Although Alford has struggled at times with penalties, the Falcons think he can thrive in Quinns defense.Its the speed that he plays with out on the outside and the ability to match up on different guys, Quinn said. Hes got the versatility to also play nickel. ... Hes got a real awareness for the football in terms of going after it and ballhawking.Alford leads the team with 12 passes defended to go with two interceptions. He is fifth on the team with 47 combined tackles. Cheap NFL Jerseys China . Tests earlier this week revealed a Grade 2 left hamstring strain for Sabathia, who was hurt in last Fridays start against San Francisco. Its an injury that will require about eight weeks to heal. He finished a disappointing campaign just 14-13 with a career-worst 4. Cheap Stitched NFL Jerseys . 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- The weight of expectation is a heavy burden for any young athlete predicted to scale to the pinnacle of her profession. It felt like that here Friday night, watching the talented young American Madison Keys go down in a hard-fought heap to German veteran Angelique Kerber, the battle-tested No. 2 seed in the womens Olympic tennis tournament.Keys, 21, having just slipped into the pro tours top 10 after a stellar summer, came to the semifinals after winning a pair of tight three-set matches. But this time, her power wasnt enough to pull her through. A simple narrative sat behind the 6-3, 7-5 score: mistakes. Keys came in flurries. All told, she struck 41 unforced errors, many coming at the worst moments.Im obviously not happy with that, she said later, tears welling in her eyes. Im disappointed, but [Kerber] played well. Its frustrating when you have 10 break points and dont convert one. Its tough also because she was playing so well. ... She is just not giving you anything.Kerber, 28, the 2016 Australian Open champion and Wimbledon runner-up, played with few misfires. She had only eight unforced errors in the match. To call it German efficiency would be both cliché and very true. She always seemed in the right spot. Late in the match, she fended off a series of break points that might have sent matters into a winner-take-all third set.Keys was devastated by this loss. Once the final point was done, she slammed a balll into the center-court seats.dddddddddddd She covered her face with a towel while walking off the court. Speaking to reporters, her voice cracked, and she looked like she was about to cry. The Games mattered -- they mattered a lot.Still, Rio isnt over for her yet. Keys still has a bronze-medal chance. She faces off Saturday against a two-time Wimbledon singles champ, Czech Petra Kvitova. You can walk from this tournament and still be on a high, Keys said. That is what I am going to focus on.Rio, one can assume, will likely be a mere speed bump for the tall right-hander. Maybe it will add to the motivation that has fueled her steady improvement to No. 9 in the world, a rise that has many predicting greatness. The future looks bright. Her game is maturing at an opportune time. Serena Williams remains at the top of womens tennis, but at 34, she cant play forever, can she?Keys should end up leaving this electrified stage having taken another step toward joining Serena among the games best. Maybe Keys will one day scale to the pinnacle -- No. 1. The land Serena and, before that, sister Venus have so long owned.But the future can wait. Right now there is Saturday -- and the simple matter of a medal to be won.It would mean everything, Keys said. No matter what, I am going to go out and try to win the bronze. ' ' '

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