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When watching sports -- and covering them -- it is far too easy to get caught up in the details -- to miss the forest for the trees, as they say. We focus on what didnt happen instead of what did. We run toward disappointment and loss because failure, were told, is the better teacher; losers are the more profound storytellers. But sometimes, a good old-fashioned, happy ending should be enough.That is the takeaway from Sunday nights womens gymnastics qualification, in which, despite a fairytale U.S. finish nearly 10 points ahead of China, an incomprehensible margin in a sport traditionally decided by tenths of a point, the post-meet conversation centered largely on what defending Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas didnt do: make good on her promise to defend her all-around title.The two-per-country rule is heartbreaking, said U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman, referring to the rule that will keep Douglas out of the all-around even though she finished third in the standings. Ive been on both sides of it. But I hope she is proud of herself. She did a great job today, and shes making bar finals, which is awesome. The whole team looked amazing today.From the first floor routine by Douglas, who opened the meet, to the final beam routine by three-time world champion Simone Biles, the U.S. women were all but flawless. Their slight form breaks here and there were less gasp-inducing and more welcome reminders that these five women are, in fact, human. The atmosphere in the arena felt more like a show choreographed with the sole purpose of highlighting the famous U.S. team, which drew the watchful eyes of competitors at each rotation and chants of USA! just for walking onto the floor, than an Olympic gymnastics competition.This is what it must have been like to watch the Dream Team compete in 1992.The girls were so prepared, and not just physically, but mentally, U.S. team coach Aimee Boorman said. They should be proud of their performance tonight.By the end of the night, not only had the U.S. qualified first into the team final but also three-time world champion Biles and two-time Olympian Raisman had qualified for the all-around, and all five women had qualified for an individual apparatus final. A U.S. woman had the highest score on every apparatus, and the top three all-around finishers were American.Yet the focus in the arena was on Douglas disappointment (a tree) instead of on Raisman, who was even better than she was four years ago, or on Biles and her incredibly dominant performance or on Madison Kocians qualifying first on bars. It was easy to get caught up lamenting the two-per-country rule (a tree) or feeling sorry for Laurie Hernandez, who looked every part the veteran despite competing in her first world meet, because she didnt have the chance to compete for an all-around spot at all (a tree). Now, as the U.S. women prepare to compete in the team final on Tuesday, its important to shift focus to the overall goal of collecting a team gold medal (the forest).Gabby was excellent, her coach, Christian Gallardo, said. Shes third in the world today, and the team is up by almost 10 points. We are here to win a team medal, and the rest is extra.The two-per-country rule was out of Douglas control. So, too, were the scores awarded by the judges. All Douglas or any gymnast could control Sunday was how well she performed her routines and contributed to the teams overall score and how satisfied she was with herself when the competition ended.I just wanted to go out and do what I was capable of doing and enjoy this moment, Douglas said. I was looking at the scores, and then I wasnt. I was like, It doesnt matter. Youve done an awesome job. You did a great beam routine, and at the end of the day, you finished strong.I would have loved to go back and defend my title. But this has been an amazing experience, and the support around me has been amazing. After beam, I was thinking, Wow, what an amazing run. Im happy for Aly. She worked so hard. We have a bond, and no matter who falls or who makes it, were still one team. Now lets win team gold. Air Max 98 Sale Cheap . Thats about all he can do right now, so hes trying not to think about when he might be able to play again for the Los Angeles Lakers. Wholesale Air Max 98 Cheap . -- About a third of the way through the regular season, the Washington Wizards are at . http://www.wholesaleairmax98.com/ . -- For the first time in two months, an opponent was standing up to Alabama. Air Max 98 For Sale .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. Air Max 98 Outlet .J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his left knee.Seamus Coleman insists Everton must have a strong finish to the season if they hope to keep their squad together beyond the summer. Roberto Martinezs side are 12th in the Premier League after a disappointing campaign, especially at home where they have lost eight of their 16 matches.Everton do have an FA Cup semi-final to look forward to, and Coleman insists winning the cup will mark a successful season, but there is more to lose if they end up in the bottom half. Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports ahead of their clash with Manchester United on Super Sunday, live on Sky Sports 1HD, Coleman said: Overall we just have not been good enough this season. At times as individuals, we have not turned up and that is disappointing from that aspect.I dont think anyone can say theyre happy with how its gone so far. Unfortunately at times we just have not been good enough and we want to now put that right for the fans.The cup run has been positive but the league hasnt been great by our standards and were all man enough to know that. Its disappointing not to be up there in the mix for the European places and, with the way the seasons gone, its been a missed opportunity.We need to get things right in the league and give the fans something to cheer. Everyone knows the potential we have and we need to win more games.You get closer to the transfer window and you see your name being linked with teams. Sometimes its speculation, sometimes its truee.dddddddddddd I cant speak for the other lads, for me personally I just get on with the job in hand.We dont want to finish in the bottom half of the table and we shouldnt be. Hopefully we can have a good finish, win the cup and keep everyone together. Coleman (left) is targeting victory in the FA Cup this season Evertons away form has been in complete contrast to their form at Goodison Park, with just one defeat on the road all season, but Coleman insists it has nothing to do with added pressure from home support.Every time you go on the pitch in the Everton jersey, home or away, theres pressure on you. I dont know if that pressure is an excuse because its the job were in, he said.Were going to Old Trafford on Sunday and, no matter what team or manager is there, its a big stadium and its always difficult going there. We have to focus on ourselves and put things right. Watch the full interview with Seamus Coleman as part of the Super Sunday build-up to Manchester United v Everton. Coverage starts at 12.30pm. 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