TORONTO — Josh Binstock had his eye on Sam Schachter for some time, believing the rising young player might be the missing ingredient for Olympic success.Beach volleyball can be a cutthroat business, and when the timing was right, Binstock made the call.Sam was on my radar because he won world championships as a junior, Binstock said. I dont think anyone from Canada has ever done that before, so I knew he had the potential. I was just waiting until I thought he had the potential to turn that into the senior level. And then as soon as I saw it, I made the decision to — I guess dump is the word — to end my partnership.Binstock and former partner Martin Reader finished 17th at the London Olympics and split after the Games. Binstock went on to play with two more partners before teaming up with Schachter.Then it became a running joke, You cant stick with anybody, youre all over the place, Binstock said with a laugh.Its tough, though, because youre really good friends with the people here (in the sport), he added. Its tough because its business but there is a personal element to it. You get over it, its nothing personal in terms of the friendship. Its just a business decision and I thought my chances were best with him, so thats how it happened.Binstock and Schachter teamed up just over a year ago, and have already found success on the international circuit, winning an FIVB World Tour event in Argentina in November — Canadas first victory since John Child and Mark Heese stepped atop a podium back in 1996.The two now have their sights set on qualifying for the Pan American Games in Toronto and then next years Olympics in Rio. Canada can only send one mens and one womens duo to each.Schachter has never been to an Olympics. For Binstock, Rio is unfinished business.(Before competing in London) I thought, Oh, I made the culmination of the epicness of what my sport is, which is the Olympics. I thought Id be satisfied with that, Binstock said. But leaving London I definitely wasnt. I told my parents, You know what? I am going to go again. They were like, What are you talking about? I thought you were actually going to get a real job. Theyre super supportive because they know that I usually have a good instinct.Binstock told his parents to give him a year playing with Schachter and they would see the reason for his Olympic optimism. They see it now, he said.Canadas national mens and womens beach teams are in town this week for a camp. Sitting at the squads training facility just north of downtown Toronto, a stones throw from Toronto FCs training grounds, Binstock and Schachter joked Thursday about their maturing relationship. If it resembles a marriage, its a happy one.Youre with each other travelling the world every day, eating, sleeping in the same room, so theres not really alone time, Binstock said. So you really need to get along with your partner, or things off the court can start manifesting on the court.We have other people on our support team that help facilitate these kinds of conversations, because when you first get together with somebody you want to make it all nice but sometimes stuff gets real, and youve got to make sure people dont take the real stuff personally. Its a maturing process… so being able to have those conversations really strengthen our friendship I guess.Schachter remembers the night Binstock called him on the phone to talk about teaming up.He said he was interested in playing with me, and I cheered, Schachter said. Im pretty sure I gave a good jump… I think when I hung up I did a couple fist pumps.At 34, Binstock is 10 years older than Schachter. Binstock is also a chiropractor.My other career, chiropractic, Im like the young guy and then with (the volleyball players) Im the old guy, so Im hanging with two extreme ages, said Binstock. It keeps me young, and I have to stay hip.Binstock and Schachter, who are both from Richmond Hill, Ont., complement each other well on the sand court. As the elder player, Binstocks strengths are about strategy, making adjustments on the fly, and developing and implementing gameplans.Growing up in the sport 10 years after Binstock, Schachter was able to capitalize on a beach volleyball coaching structure that wasnt in place when Binstock was young.I grew up in the more structured development system, where I know a lot technically whereas Josh didnt have that teaching when he was younger, so I can kind of contribute that way, Schachter said. Its just different.Their stiffest competition for spots on the Pan Am Games and Olympic teams is Ben Saxton and Chaim Schalk.Theyre a few spots ahead of us in the world rankings, but it should be between us, Schachter said.The two are optimistic, and point to their room for improvement.Usually teams play at least a quad, like four years beforehand, because thats how long it takes to develop that (chemistry), Binstock said. 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. Kentucky will play No. 1 Florida in Sundays championship game, creating the attractive matchup of the tournaments two top seeds. Florida beat Tennessee 56-49 in Saturdays first semifinal.CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley did just about everything for the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. The first-time All-Star homered and had three RBIs and Nick Swisher hit a go-ahead two-run shot in the sixth, leading Cleveland to a 5-3 victory over Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees. The Indians stopped Tanakas bid to become the major leagues first 13-game winner. The rookie All-Star right-hander (12-4) allowed season worsts of five runs and 10 hits in 6 2-3 innings. But the night belonged to Brantley, who hit a leadoff homer in the seventh and had RBI doubles in the first and fifth, raising his average to .328. He also ran down Derek Jeters fly ball to deep centre on the warning track in the first when New York scored twice. «Hes a pretty good player, and hes getting better,» Indians manager Terry Francona said with a smile. Brantley has 14 homers and 60 RBIs, both team highs. He also is tied for the AL lead with 10 outfield assists. «Hes a young player thats really developed into one of the better outfielders in the game all-around,» Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. «And he showed why tonight. Its why hes an All-Star.» Brantley chose to focus on the win more than his personal performance. «We did a great job as a team having quality at-bats all night,» he said. «I was trying to get mistake pitches. I was lucky enough to get a couple of balls out over the plate and get good swings on them.» Tanaka, who lost for the third time in four starts, took a 3-2 lead into the sixth before Swisher, a former Yankee, put Cleveland on top. «It was the first time weve ever seen him,» Swisher said. «The first couple of at-bats youre kind of feeling him out. In that situation from the scouting reports and video weve seen, he loves that split-slider. When I got in that two-strike count, hed been burying that split all day long. For me, I was just lucky enough for him to hang that one.» Lonnie Chisenhall started the sixth with a single. Swisher then homered on a 1-2 pitch. Trevor Bauer (3-4) allowed three runs in seven innings and retired 13 of the last 14 hitters he faced. New Yorks only baserunner in that stretch came on Swishers fifth-inning error. Bauer struck out six and walked two in winning for the first time since June 16.dddddddddddd Cody Allen pitched the ninth for his 10th save. The Yankees were held to four hits, none after Brian McCanns one-out single in the third. The Indians committed three errors, giving them a major league-high 75 for the season. Swisher heard boos from the crowd earlier in the game after going 0 for 2 and having a routine groundball go through his legs. Tanaka allowed a run in a 25-pitch first inning and gave up two hits in the second. He retired seven straight before allowing a run in the fifth when Brantley had a two-out double after Chris Dickerson led off with a single. Tanaka struck out five and walked one. «He did get on a roll in innings three, four and five and then the mistakes kind of caught up to him,» Girardi said. «It happens, we know hes not going to be perfect, we understand that. We know how good hes been but we know hes not going to be perfect.» New York scored twice in the first on Mark Teixerias RBI single and a throwing error by catcher Yan Gomes. Brett Gardner added a run-scoring groundout in the second. Jason Kipnis started the first with a single, stole second and scored when Brantley doubled to right. Gardner walked to start the game and moved to second on Jacoby Ellsburys single. Dickerson attempted a diving catch of Teixerias bloop hit, but the ball deflected off his glove and rolled toward centre, allowing Gardner to score. New York pulled a double steal when McCann struck out swinging. Gomes throw to second went into centre field and Ellsbury scored. Teixerias stolen base was his first of the season. NOTES: RHP Brandon McCarthy (3-10) will make his Yankees debut Wednesday night. He was acquired from Arizona on Sunday. «Its the Yankees,» he said. «Its a team thats in contention. Its a team thats known for winning, theres really no other answer than its just the Yankees.»… The Indians recalled C Roberto Perez and LHP Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus.… Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (soreness behind right knee) was out of the lineup for the second straight game.… Girardi said RHP Shane Greene, who recorded his first major league win Monday, will start Saturday against Baltimore.… RHP Josh Tomlin (5-6) starts for the Indians on Wednesday. China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys
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