his non-throwing hand nearly to an artery

his non-throwing hand nearly to an artery

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MOSCOW -- Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayevas comments on her countrys law against gay "propaganda" seemed as unequivocal as the bar-clearing jump that won her the world championship: She supported the law and derided gays. But on Friday, Isinbayeva said that her comments, in somewhat fractured English the day before, may have been misunderstood and that she opposes any discrimination against gays. The clarification -- or U-turn -- underlined the sensitivity of the issue for Russia as international criticism of the law persists and calls continue for a boycott of next Februarys Winter Olympics in the Russian resort of Sochi. The Olympics, like the world championships where Isinbayeva won gold and made her comments, are part of a series of major sports events that Russia hopes will showcase the country as sophisticated and forward-looking. The propaganda law has instead provoked criticism that Russia is retreating from the modern world. Isinbayevas comments were especially dicey for Russias image. Not only is she an internationally popular athlete both for her skills and exuberance, but she is also the "mayor" of one of Sochis two Olympic villages, an honorary but symbolic and visible role. "She is a very recognized figure around the world. And I think she should be thinking of what she is saying," said Nikolai Alexeyev, Russias most prominent gay-rights activist. "I am not surprised that the story is starting to develop and she has to find an excuse for what she said." In a news conference on Thursday, the two-time Olympic gold medallist supported the Russian law and criticized two Swedish competitors for their rainbow-colored fingernails in support of gay rights. "If we allow to promote and do all this stuff on the street, we are very afraid about our nation because we consider ourselves like normal, standard people. We just live with boys with woman, woman with boys," she said. But on Friday, after her comments attracted international attention, Isinbayeva said, "English is not my first language, and I think I may have been misunderstood when I spoke yesterday." "What I wanted to say was that people should respect the laws of other countries, particularly when they are guests. I respect the views of my fellow athletes, and let me state in the strongest terms that I am opposed to any discrimination against gay people," she said in a statement released by local organizers of the championships. The law penalizes anyone who distributes information aimed at persuading minors that "nontraditional" relationships are normal or attractive. It appears that anyone wearing a rainbow flag on the street or writing about gay relationships on Facebook, for instance, could be accused of propagandizing. The law has raised concern about how gay athletes might be treated in Sochi. Russian officials have made contradictory statements about whether the law would be enforced during the games, and the International Olympic Committee has asked for clarification. Foreigners found guilty of violating the law could be imprisoned for 15 days and deported. "The Games themselves should be open to all, free of discrimination, and that applies to spectators, officials, media and of course athletes," Claudia Bokel, chair of the IOCs Athletes Commission, said on her Twitter account. "We would oppose in the strongest terms any move that would jeopardize this principle." Both the law and Isinbayevas first comments appear to have placed other Russian athletes in a quandary -- support for individual rights vs. support for their country. "On the one hand, you have to respect everybodys individuality, the interests of other people. On the other hand, you have to look at the history of each country. Every country has its own traditions," Russian triple jumper Aleksey Fedorov said Friday. Steve Cram, the British runner who won the first 1,500-meter gold medal at the 1983 world championships, competed in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, when many other Western countries refused to go for political reasons. "I dont believe in boycotts," Cram said in Moscow. "I think situations like that should be aired, should be allowed to be aired and spoken about by anyone who wants to. People should be allowed to give their opinions. I dont agree with her opinions. I dont agree with the (Russian law), but thats my personal opinion." Usain Bolt, who won the 100 metres at the world championships and was looking for a second gold medal in the 200, said: "Im always neutral. I dont get into politics. Im all about running. This is what I come here to do, to compete and to inspire the fans, inspire athletes." But he also said: "If you have an opinion on something, if you feel comfortable in talking about it, then shouldnt be a problem." Though Russia decriminalized homosexuality in 1993, antipathy toward gays has been widespread and longstanding in Russia. A survey by the independent Levada Center polling agency released a week after the law was passed found 76 per cent of Russians supported it and 17 per cent opposed it. Although Isinbayevas comments Thursday received wide attention in the West, Russian media gave them little or no attention. The sports newspaper Sport-Express ran a roundup of foreign comment on the issue on its website but not in its print edition. Coby Fleener Jersey .com) - Manchester City midfielder David Silva is expected to miss the next four weeks because of a calf problem. 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Affeldt is 1-4 with a 3.51 ERA in 38 appearances and 33 1-3 innings this season, but 0-3 over his last 15 outings with three blown saves -- and has blown all four of his total save chances. Bochy had spoken to Affeldt before the injury about backing him off until he got back on track. Bochy said if Affelddt was hurting while on the mound, he didnt tell anybody, saying, "If thats the case, he kept that to himself.dddddddddddd." "As far as I know hes been good to go. It hasnt played a part in whether I was going to use him or not," Bochy said. "Its too bad this happened because hes an important part of the thing." The 34-year-old Affeldt has had his share of rough injury luck in recent seasons -- much of it sustained in off-the-field mishaps. In April 2011, he sprained his right knee and went on the DL after reaching out to catch his then-4-year-old, 60-pound son when the boy jumped off the couch to greet his father. 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