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Jessica Fox is more motivated than ever to win a gold medal after falling short in the K1 canoe slalom final at the Rio Olympics.Gold medal favourite and world No.1 Fox added a bronze to the silver medal she won at the London Games.Fox (102.49) had a two-second penalty in her final run with two gates remaining and finished behind London bronze medallist Maialen Chourraut (98.65) of Spain and New Zealands Luuka Jones (101.82) at the Whitewater Stadium in Deodoro.The only one missing now is the gold medal and Im more motivated than ever, she said.The lead-up to Rio, there has been a lot more expectation and lot more pressure but thats something that Ive taken in my stride.Ive had expectations on myself and I wanted to win that gold medal.The Australian was sixth away in the final and hit the lead with four paddlers remaining, only to cop a penalty after a video review which eventually cost her a silver medal.Chourraut blitzed the course in very windy conditions and Fox admitted there was nothing she could do on the day to stop the Spaniard.Im thrilled for her, she really paddled well today. I dont think I rivalled her today, she was incredible and Im so happy for her and to be on the podium next to her, she said.Fox had no issues with the call judges made after they ruled she touched gate 22.With the wind it was hard to know but with the video Im sure it was probably there, Fox said.Elsewhere, two wins and a fourth place have taken Australian sailing cousins Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin to the top of the Nacra 17 rankings.Five races into the competition, the pair are two points ahead of Great Britain. 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After a lengthy wait, persistent rain finally forced the postponement of the Nationals game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. The teams, and a few thousand fans, waited nearly four hours from the 7:05 scheduled start time before an announcement was made shortly before 11 p. AFL club Carlton intends to lodge a complaint with police after its recruitment strategy for the national womens league was allegedly published.The Blues released a statement on Sunday, outlining their concerns after a website posted what it claimed to be Carltons recruitment plans for the inaugural NWL season.Carlton Football Club is currently conducting an investigation with a view to lodging a complaint with Victoria Police to ensure those responsible for the theft of the clubs IP with respect to recruiting and its womens team are prosecuted, the Blues said in a statement on Sunday.Those who subsequently promulgate this sensitive information may also be subject to action.The saga came a day after Whitten Oval hosted a womens exhibition match that attracted a crowd of 6,365 and peak TV ratings of 1.05 million.Those numbers exceeded the leagues expectations.We feel both excited and humbled by the support of the community for the womens game, AFL boss Gillon McLachlan said.These are massive TV numbers and beyond our expectations. It is thrilling for the AFL and our women players.As I told the players in the rooms after the match, they should be immensely proud of how they have contributed to the development of womens football.The league will launch an eight-team womens competition in February 2017, with the season to last eight weeks.ddddddddddddhe AFL and AFL Players Association are still negotiating the standard playing contract, with AFLPA chief Paul Marsh recently saying we are some distance apart.Many pundits have criticised the league for forcing female players to pay for their own health insurance.We havent settled on the salaries yet, AFLs general manager of game and development Simon Lethlean said on Sunday.We want this to be a fully professional league. Next year its part time and eight matches but our job is to make this professional for the women as fast we can.Moana Hope, who booted six goals on Saturday night and has already joined Collingwood as a marquee signing, insisted players werent talking about wages.Im just blessed to pull on an AFL jersey, Hope said.The pay is exciting but right now I get to play AFL. There are generations of girls coming through who are going to be able to fulfil their dreams and in years to come Im sure that (pay) will be addressed.When we are around each other all we are talking about is football (not pay). ' ' ' 
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