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Carli Lloyd says the time shes taken to recover from a minor knee injury has been a blessing in disguise because it helped her to slow down and reflect after a wild year. Jarell Martin Grizzlies Jersey .Honestly, its been the best 10 weeks I think Ive had in a long time. Ive been able to rest my mind, rest my body, rejuvenate myself. Im more rejuvenated than I can even remember, she said. Ive gotten to spend time with my fiance and my friends and be in my house. Its honestly been one of the best things that could have happened.Lloyd scored a hat trick in less than 16 minutes in the Womens World Cup title game victory over Japan nearly a year ago. The 5-2 win gave the U.S. national team its third overall title in the games most prestigious tournament, and made Lloyd a household name.In the aftermath, she not only played in the teams victory tour, but she was showered with sponsorship deals and appearance requests. She was named the FIFA Womens Player of the Year, the sports highest honor.And to top it off, shes also wrote a memoir, When Nobody Was Watching due to come out in September.This time last year, no one could have predicted this, she said. Its still going.But much of the chaos came to a screeching halt in April, when she sprained her right knee in a game with her National Womens Soccer League team, the Houston Dash. The Grade 1 MCL sprain was expected to take three to six weeks to heal.Lloyd did not rush her return because of whats looming this August: the Olympics in Brazil. She needs to be fully healed as the United States goes for its fourth straight gold medal.The New Jersey native has been key to the last two Olympic efforts. She scored the winning goal in the gold-medal match in Beijing and London.And, truth be told, Lloyd needed the break. The injury, while unfortunate, came at a good time, far enough out from the Olympics that she could still be back in time.Honestly, if I had kept going, at that pace -- when I do things I do them 100 percent, whether its on the field or a commercial shoot, appearance, anything. I was completely fried, she told The Associated Press in a phone interview.Her coach and mentor James Galanis said he also sensed she was running on empty. He was going to suggest she take time off, but she had obligations with the Dash and the national team, as well as other appearances.Here was a completely drained out girl, and yeah, I was concerned, said Galanis, director of Universal Soccer Academy in New Jersey. When she got injured, my immediate thinking was, `I hope its not serious. Then it was, `If its not serious thats great, shes going to have to take a break whether she likes it or not.Lloyd is rejoining the national team on Friday for training in advance of the U.S. teams match on July 9 against South Africa at Chicagos Soldier Field. The team will also play on July 22 against Costa Rica in Kansas City, Kansas, before leaving for Brazil.Im pretty much 100 percent. I would say about 95 percent, she said. Im basically doing everything: cutting, springing, running, shooting. Ive been jumping in with some of James teams and playing with the kids. So, nearly there. I should be good to go.Thats where Galanis veers a bit from Lloyd. He thinks she looks stronger than she has for a long time.I think shes coming back a lot more mature, a lot more wiser. And her condition -- I havent seen her as explosive as she is right now. She looks so powerful, he said. And its really because of this forced break that she had, it brought her back. Cheap Memphis Grizzlies Jerseys . 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Button has an option to return in 2018 if McLaren wants him back and has decided not to retain either Vandoorne or Fernando Alonso.The Abu Dhabi weekend definitely will be emotional, he told the official F1 website. The last couple of years have been quite difficult without my father. So yes, my last race will be tough -- but my mum will be there, one of my sisters and lots of my friends. So it will be a very special weekend. It will not be the end -- it will be a new beginning.Button is undecided on what racing he will do next year to accompany his new role at McLaren, which came after Ron Dennis talked him out of retiring from the sport completely. Zach Randolph Grizzlies Jersey. Explaining the ambassadorial position, he said: I will not change anything in F1 unless I am running the sport -- which I wont be!In terms of McLaren, my job wont be about developing the car because I wont be driving it. I will listen to the feedback of the drivers and will try to help the team understand what the drivers feedback means, because that is sometimes not so easy in the heat of the moment.My aim -- or my job -- will be helping build the team, polishing the team. If you have been looking at a team for so long from one side and suddenly get the chance to step back and take a look from another point of view, I am sure there is a lot we can learn. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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