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SYDNEY -- It was more than two hours before the start of Saturdays U. Vapormax Laceless Triple Black .S. college season opener between California and Hawaii, and Anthony Goodluck and his son were already milling outside Sydneys Olympic stadium, soaking up the early atmosphere.The rental company manager, dressed in a Cal Bears jersey, and son Jaiden, with a long Cal scarf wrapped around his neck, came 950 kilometers (590 miles) south from Brisbane for the big game.The weather was cooperating, with sunny skies and light winds on a late winter day and high temperatures of around 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit) expected. Despite nearly 75 millimeters (three inches) of rain in the past week, the stadium turf was firmI actually coach some gridiron in Brisbane, and Id take college football over the NFL any day, said Goodluck. Im a big Miami fan -- go Hurricanes -- but after that I love Cal State. Were really looking forward to seeing our first game.Its the first time college football has been played in Sydney. The last American football of any kind was an NFL preseason game at the Olympic stadium that attracted 73,000 spectators in 1999.Organizers said two weeks ago they hoped for a crowd in excess of 65,000, but on Friday said only 45,000 tickets had been sold.Early arrivals Saturday had a chance to try their luck throwing an American football through a hole in a net in a radio station promotion. Foot-long hot dogs were big sellers at the outdoor booths, but in keeping with the multicultural nature of western Sydney where the stadium is located, Asian and middle Eastern goods also featured prominently on the menus.Michelle Hubbard of Melbourne was an early arrival for another reason -- her son, Ben Scruton, is a walk-on player for Hawaii and will travel back with the team when the Rainbow Warriors leave for Honolulu right after the game.I had to get him his visa, Hubbard said. And I have four tickets if anyone needs them. Ben bought them nearly a year ago for him and his mates. Now hes in the stadium as an official member of the team.Scruton was offered a spot after Hawaii conducted a scouting camp in Melbourne earlier this year. Hes like many other Australian Rules players who have earned spots on college teams and in the NFL, mostly as punters.Another set of parents were dressed in Cal uniforms -- Greg and Cynthia Madden -- who travelled from southern California to support their son, Cal defensive end DeVante Wilson.We cant wait to get in there, to get this thing started, Greg Madden said as a marching band warmed up inside the stadium.Both teams brought cheerleading squads to Australia, and Hawaii has 30 members of its marching band for Saturdays game. Vapormax Cs Pas Cher . On Mar. 16, coming off a "fight of the year" performance at UFC 154 the previous November, St-Pierre faced Nick Diaz at UFC 158 in what would be his eighth defence of the welterweight title. Using his superior athleticism, St-Pierre cruised to a five round, unanimous decision victory setting up a much-anticipated title defence against number one contender Johny Hendricks. Comme Des Garçons Air Max 180 . -- Jimmie Johnson held off a teammate, passed a pair of Hall of Famers, and dominated once more at Dover. http:///...r-max-270-homme.html . It was Kerbers third final of the year after losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in Monterrey in April and to Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic in Tokyo two weeks ago. The 10th-ranked German improved her record in finals to 3-5.SAN DIEGO -- Seeing Malcom Floyd crumpled on the ground with a knee injury, Philip Rivers wondered if hed just thrown his final pass to the 10-year veteran. "I thought the same thing, too," Floyd said Tuesday, less than 24 hours after straining his right knee when he collided with cornerback Shareece Wright during practice. "I came down pretty funny. I was pretty contorted. That stuff goes through your head when you go through something like that. But Im here walking and its something were going to take day by day." Floyd and the Chargers got good news when an MRI exam Monday evening revealed a strained knee, not a more serious injury like the one that will sideline fellow starting wide receiver Danario Alexander for the year. "It was scary, how I came down it," Floyd said. "But, you know, MRIs dont lie." The Chargers dont know when Floyd will return to the field following Mondays injury. It could be two to four weeks, or longer. The Chargers open the regular season at home against Houston on Sept. 9. Floyd said the knee is sore, but added: "Im walking on it, in Crocs." He was wearing a white pair of the plastic shoes. "I was excited. Im not going to lie," coach Mike McCoy said about his reaction to hearing that it was a strain. The last thing the Chargers needed was to have Floyd out for the year, like Alexander. Alexander, who has a history of knee injuries, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee a week ago. Although Floyd was moving slowly, "Hes doing great today," McCoy said. "It was a great relief last night to get the news that we received. When guys go down you always fear the worst and then we got the news that we did. It is what it is and hell be back out here as soon as he can. Vapormax Pas Cher Femme. He had a smile on his face this morning because it wasnt anything serious." Floyd and Wright collided during a one-on-one drill. Wright also collided with Alexander when he got hurt. "Its been tough. Just looking at the film, I felt better than how it looked," Floyd said. "It could have been worse and Im in a better position now than I was laid out on the field." Floyd said he texted Alexander "to say that I could be in his position. He just wished me the best of luck going forward." He said he hadnt spoken with Wright. "Its just part of the game. Its a physical sport and my past couple injuries happened because of the physical nature of the sport. Fortunately, I kind of dodged a bullet with this one." Hes been slowed by hamstring, hip and ankle injuries, and has played a full season just once, in 2009. Rivers was relieved. "The thought crossed my mind after the play, because it looked so bad, I wondered if it was the last pass I ever threw him," the quarterback said. "Because you never know. It was almost like getting a new player." Also Tuesday, rookie receiver Keenan Allen left practice early to receive treatment on his left knee, which he injured last season while at Cal. "He has the wear and tear of camp," McCoy said. "He had a little ding when we brought him in from college and it got to the point today where we thought he should go in and get some treatment. We rested a lot of guys today, because theyve been doing a lot of running. It was just a good day to give him a little extra treatment." 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