Algerias Abdellatif Baka set a blazing pace in the Paralympics mens 1,500-meter final, turning in a time of 3 minutes, 48.29 seconds at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, good for a gold medal.Had he run that time at the same track in August, he would have eclipsed surprise Olympic gold medalist Matthew Centrowitzs winning time of 3:50 in the same event.Baka was not alone, either, as the second-, third- and fourth-place finishers in the Paralympics final all bettered the American Centrowitzs gold-medal winning time in Rio.It wasnt easy to get this gold medal, Baka said after the race, as quoted by the Huffington Post. Ive been working one or two years nonstop, and its been very, very hard for me.While many track and field observers considered the Olympic 1,500 to be an uncharacteristically slow and leisurely paced race, mostly because racing tactics outstripped outright speed, the distance in the Paralympics 1,500 - T12/13 final were the same and the race was in the same venue as the Olympic final and did not involve men competing on prosthetic racing blades or in wheelchairs.The only difference from the Olympic race is that the T12/13 competitors have a visual impairment disability.Tamiru Demisse of Ethiopia (3:48.59) took silver behind Baka, Henry Kirwa of Kenya (3:49.59) got bronze and Fouad Baka of Algeria (3:49.59) finished in fourth place.Centrowitzs shocking win was the first title in the event for the United States since Mel Sheppard won the metric mile more than 100 years ago at the 1908 London Games. Custom Soccer Jerseys Outlet . Paul Pierce couldnt believe he missed at the end. Young scored a season-high 26 points to spark a huge effort from the leagues most productive bench, and Los Angeles beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-94 on Wednesday night after blowing a 27-point lead. Custom Jerseys On Sale . -- Patrick Reed got an early start in golf. http://www.soccerjerseyscustom.com/ . Inter president Erick Thohir says in a club statement on Wednesday that Vidic is "one of the worlds best defenders and his qualities, international pedigree, and charisma will be an asset. Cheap Custom Soccer Jerseys China . - The Washington Redskins have cut defensive lineman Adam Carriker and punter Sav Rocca. Stitched Custom Soccer Jerseys . Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC failed to make the postseason while Montreal Impact fell at the first hurdle losing heavily to Houston Dynamo in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round.A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press the Philadelphia 76ers have acquired the rights to Houston Rockets forward Royce White. The person spoke Friday night on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced. The 76ers also acquired the rights to 2012 draft pick Furkan Aldemir. The Sixers will send Houston future considerations. White was a first-round pick (16th overall) last summer and never playeed for the Rockets.dddddddddddd. The 6-foot-8 White was on the inactive list as he worked on an arrangement with the team to balance his acknowledged anxiety disorder with the demands of the NBA schedule. White was vocal on Twitter throughout the saga, often criticizing the team. The Rockets suspended White on Jan. 6 after he refused to accept an assignment to Rio Grande Valley in the NBDL. Yahoo Sports first reported the deal. ' ' '