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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Peel back all those layers of fashionable mod clothing that Bradley Wiggins prefers when hes not on the bike and youll find the beating heart of a sentimentalist.Its why he returned to his first love, track cycling, after conquering the Tour de France.Its why he returned to the Olympics for one last shot at glory.Its why he intends to wrap up his long, decorated cycling career later this year at Six Days of Ghent, the first bike race that his father took him to as a child -- long before Wiggins would become the most decorated Olympian in British history.I have to go back to my next kind of historical base, he said late Friday night, after leading the British pursuit team to the gold medal at the Rio Games, the eighth Olympic medal of his career.My first memory as a child was to be there with my dad when he was racing it, Wiggins added, almost wistfully. Itll be a nice end to my career, back where I was born, back where it started.The road in between was certainly one for the history books.Wiggins first made a name for himself at the 2000 Sydney Games, a 20-year-old upstart helping Britain win team pursuit bronze. But it wasnt until the Athens Games four years later, when he won gold, silver and bronze in three different events, that he truly made the world take notice.He was the first British athlete in 40 years to win three medals at a single Olympics.Wiggins had more success at the 2008 Beijing Games, winning gold in the team and individual pursuits, before turning his full attention to the more lucrative and glamorous world of road racing.Many people thought he was crazy when he expressed his desire to become the first British winner of the Tour de France. Wiggins is gangly and powerful, attributes that suit him perfectly in the controlled environment of a velodrome but arent so good for climbing in the Alps.Yet over the span of several years, he virtually re-designed his body. He became leaner, stronger and built up his endurance, becoming the centerpiece of the powerhouse squad of Team Sky.He accomplished his goal in the unforgettable summer of 2012.A few weeks later, he completed a rare double by winning the time trial at the London Olympics, rooted on by a home crowd at Hampton Court Palace still relishing his yellow jersey in Paris.Wiggins came to a crossroads at that point, not quite sure which direction to take his career. He ultimately began a slow retirement from the pressures of road racing, only to decide that he wanted to take one last stab at an Olympic medal in the team pursuit -- the event that started it all.Inside the hot velodrome at the Rio Olympics, Wiggins managed to accomplish yet another goal.Bradley is a freak of nature, at the end of the day, British teammate Owain Doull said. Its just a testament to how talented an athlete he is that he can just pick a goal, whether thats the Tour de France or Paris-Roubaix or the Olympics, and he can go and get it.Wiggins was tied with retired track cyclist Chris Hoy with seven medals apiece before winning his gold Friday night. It was his fifth gold medal to go with a silver and two bronze medals.You ask anyone from any country, anyone who has ever raced him -- hes one of the worlds best, said Jack Bobridge, who has competed against Wiggins on the road and was part of Australias silver medal team that lost to Britain in Rio. When he talks the talk he walks the walk.He did it in memorable fashion, too. Wiggins helped push the team of Doull, Ed Clancy and Steven Burke to a time of 3 minutes, 50.265 seconds in the finals, lowering their own world record.Hes just a phenomenal athlete. It comes down to that, I think, Bobridge said. When he wants something he can get it. If anybody said they dont look up to him, theyd be lying.Not everything has been smooth sailing for Wiggins.He is a staunch opponent of doping in cycling, an altruistic stance but one that sometimes upset the establishment in a sport where performance-enhancing drugs had become endemic. Wiggins also began to drink heavily after his early success, though he stopped following the birth of his son.For the most part, though, everything Wiggins set out to do hes accomplished.Its just more relief than anything, he said after his gold-medal effort. I can wake up Monday and not have this as a burden. You live with it every day. Its gone now.Wiggins plans to ride the Tour of Britain next month, then tackle a few six-day races -- track events where teams of two riders see how far they can ride over six days of competition.It will all end at the Six Days of Ghent, the one that holds so much meaning to him.I take it back to Sydney in 2000 and what that meant to me as a 20-year-old, wandering around there, he said. I came away with a bronze medal there and I thought to myself, `This is it. If I have to go to the job center tomorrow and get a job, I can say I have this bronze medal. And to be 16 years on with five gold medals myself, I never imagined that for one minute.Custom Nike Baseball Jerseys China .Y. -- Injured Buffalo Sabres forward Marcus Foligno did not practice with the team Monday and head coach Ron Rolston said its unlikely hell play in Wednesdays season opener in Detroit. Cheap Custom Nike Baseball Jerseys Free Shipping . -- In one brief spurt, Brazil turned a close game into a rout and proved again it will be a strong World Cup favourite. https://www.customnikebaseballjerseys.com/201n-custom-nike-houston-astros-jerseys-baseball.html . Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots on Saturday in the Oklahoma City Barons 4-1 victory over the Abbotsford Heat. The Oilers signed Bryzgalov to a one-year $2 million contract last Friday after shedding payroll by dealing defenceman Ladislav Smid to the Flames. Custom Nike Baseball Jerseys Sale . Fellow centre Pavel Datsyuk remains out because of a concussion. Zetterberg has 11 goals and 19 assists for a team-high 30 points, and Datsyuk has a team-high 12 goals and 11 assists. Custom Nike New York Yankees Jerseys . Those lessons were more than enough to overwhelm the Utah Jazz. Lou Williams scored 25 points and the Hawks continued their offensive upswing as they rolled to an easy 118-85 victory over the Jazz on Friday night, winning their third straight and for the fourth time in five games.LUBBOCK, Texas -- Baker Mayfield passed for seven touchdowns and 545 yards to help No. 16 Oklahoma beat Texas Tech 66-59 on Saturday night in a game that broke the NCAA record for combined offensive yards with 1,708 yards.Mayfield completed 27 of 36 passes and broke the school game touchdown mark of six held by Landry Jones. His TD passes went for 56, 49, 23, 23, 43, 34 and 15 yards.Joe Mixon caught three touchdowns passes and Dede Westbrook had two for the Sooners (5-2, 4-0 Big 12).Mixon also ran for two touchdowns, a 46-yarder and a 42-yarder. He finished with 263 yards rushing and 114 yards receiving. Hes the first Sooner ever to reach 200 yards rushing and 100 receiving in the same game.I thought Joe Mixon just had a game for the ages, Sooners coach Bob Stoops said. Just incredible.Westbrook caught nine passes for 202 yards.Hes phenomenal, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said. Hes just better than anybody we had on the field.Pat Mahomes threw for five touchdowns and 734 yards for Texas Tech (3-4, 1-3). His passing yards total tied the NCAA record, matching Connor Halliday when Washington State played California in 2014.The 125 points are the second-most in a game innvolving a ranked team.dddddddddddd The record is 133 in No. 9 West Virginias 70-63 victory over No. 25 Baylor on Sept. 29, 2012.THE TAKEAWAYOklahoma: The Sooners relied heavily on Mixon, who finished with 31 carries. But his work didnt make the Sooners miss Samaje Perine too much. Perine, who has six rushing TDs, is out for at least two weeks with a pulled leg muscle .Texas Tech: The Red Raiders defense, often derided as weak and porous, put together three stops against the Sooners in the first half. Texas Tech forced punts on two OU possessions and held the Sooners on fourth-and-1 when they stopped Mixon deep in Red Raiders territory.POLL IMPLICATIONSOklahoma likely wont move up much in the AP Top 25 poll after the win -- Texas Tech hasnt been ranked this season -- but the Red Raiders might get some votes after playing the Sooners so closely.UP NEXT:Oklahoma: The Sooners play Kansas at home next Saturday.Texas Tech: The Red Raiders face TCU in Fort Worth next Saturday.----This story has been updated with the correct spelling of Landry Jones. ' ' '

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