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RICHMOND, B. Adrian Clayborn Patriots Jersey .C. - Canadian athletes seeking Olympic and Paralympic gold in 2016 are looking forward to training in better conditions after a $3-million funding boost announced Wednesday.The Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Olympic Foundation are investing the money, along with an additional unspecified amount of funds from the Canadian Paralympic Committee, in the newly branded Canadian Sport Institute Network. The investment is intended to provide cutting-edge equipment, hire staff and enhance daily training for multi-sport athletes. The deal includes seven local, provincial and regional high-performance sport institutes whose facilities are being brought under one umbrella within the network.It has taken a minimum of three years and a lot of work to get here, but we never gave up, said COC chairman Marcel Aubut during a news conference at the Richmond Olympic Oval. We were so convinced that it was the right thing to do.The COC and Olympic foundation will provide $3 million in direct funding to the national institute network for the period covering 2014 to 2016 to enable it to provide world-class facilities to athletes. In addition to helping current and aspiring Olympians and Paralympians, the funding and newly named network aim to assist Canadians competing in the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games in Toronto.Aubut expects more funding to be provided in the future to the institute network, which includes facilities in Montreal, Calgary, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Atlantic Canada and the Pacific region. He said the rebranding as a network will create a larger team and family-like atmosphere for athletes, enabling them to see that they can all work together to bring Canada more Olympic and Paralympic medals.This is (about) Olympics, this is excellent, this is the top of the world, said Aubut in an interview. This is (about) building the athletes to beat the best in the world.Athletes said the funding and new network will make their training more comfortable at home and away because they can access more equipment and institute facilities across the country.During and after the news conference, athletes offered compelling stories on difficulties that they have endured while training. Josh Vander Vies, who won a 2012 Paralympic bronze medal in doubles boccia said he wont have to worry about finding a gym or having to using his limited budget on other training needs.Definitely, this will change my world, because leading up to London, I did most of my training out of my carport, said weightlifter Christine Girard, a two-time Olympian who won bronze in 2012, adding she will benefit from more access to resources and the worlds best athletes.John Moonlight of the Canadian Sevens mens rugby team said the funding will help his Victoria-area-based team benefit from a nutrionist and sport psychologist as it attempts to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics. He will also be able to use facilities in Ontario when he is at home in Pickering.(The network) sets a standard and a goal that people look at, said Moonlight. Growing up as a young kid, you always dream of just making the Olympics. Now, you have this centre being referred to as an Olympic training centre. It gives you that extra goal. You actually want to be able to work to train in that high-performance area.Retired Olympic rower Darcy Marquardt, a three-time Olympian who won silver in London, said the funding and institute network will benefit athletes who are married and trying to train together at the same time. Marquardt said she and her husband, retired Olympic swimmer Richard Hortness, who are expecting their first child later this month, gained from the institutes advice on how to prepare each other psychologically for London.Limited resources are everywhere, but when you have two athletes living together, in a lot of cases, its low-low income family, said Hortness, adding the funding and facility access will make it much easier for athletes to live and survive.Canadian Paralympic Committee CEO Karen ONeill said the leadership and partnerships behind the funding and institute network are helping Canada become a world leader in both Olympic and Paralympic sport.Today, were all united in the work of continuing to build a powerful and connected sport system - from playground to podium, said ONeill. Trent Brown Jersey . According to the sportsbook BoDog, the Stampeders are 8/5 favourites to take home the Grey Cup at Mosaic Stadium in Regina on November 24. Jason McCourty Patriots Jersey . 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Coach Mike Smith announced Jackson will miss Sundays game at Miami with a thigh injury. Smith said Jacksons injury is not expected to keep him out for a significant amount of time. "He will not play this week. I know that," Smith said. "It is short term. When I say short term, I dont know if its two weeks or three weeks, but Steven is ruled out for the game this week and will not play." Smith provided no further details on Jacksons injury. The announcement came one day after the Falcons placed defensive end Kroy Biermann (torn right Achilles tendon) and fullback Bradie Ewing (separated left shoulder) on the reserve list with season-ending injuries. Smith said he hasnt experienced a similar wave of injuries in his six years as Atlantas coach. "Weve not had anything close to this," Smith said. "There have been games where weve had guys who have not been able to play and its been the next-man up mentality and I think thats really what our guys understand. I tell them all the time we have very defined roles on our team and in our organization, but I tell them on our team those roles can change just like that and youve got to be prepared." Asked if the injuries have left his head spinning, Smith said "No. Not at all. "Thats what happens week to week. ... I think it happens at different times of the season. Right now its happening at the beginning of the season." Jackson left the 31-24 win over the Rams after scoring in the first quarter on an 8-yard pass from Matt Ryan. Cordarrelle Patterson Jersey. Smith says Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling will share the work at running back against the Dolphins. The status of cornerback Asante Samuel also is in doubt. Samuel left the game against the Rams with a thigh injury. Weatherspoon, a first-round pick in 2010, quickly established himself as the leader of Atlantas defence. He had 13 tackles this season and 306 in his career. Biermann has 16 1/2 sacks in his career, including four last season, and took on the expanded role of outside linebacker when the Falcons went to a 3-4 alignment. Replacing Weatherspoon is particularly troublesome, however, because linebacker is the teams thinnest position. There were only four other linebackers on the roster, including two undrafted rookies, before the Falcons signed Jamar Chaney and Omar Gaither on Tuesday. Smith said the two undrafted rookies, Joplo Bartu and Paul Worrilow, will play significant roles. Bartu started ahead of Stephen Nicholas against the Rams. "Were looking forward to seeing what these young guys can do," Smith said. "Bartu had a good ballgame last week and Worrilow and Nicholas are guys that get back into the mix. Theyve got to go out there and perform and were very confident that they will. "The two young guys showed what they can do in the preseason and then Bartu did it in the game the other day." 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