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BRISBANE, Australia -- That latest outburst from Nick Kyrgios has commentators and critics in Australia divided over whether the tennis prodigys career would be better served by a harsher punishment or a reassuring hug. Wholesale Jordan Retro 6 .The 21-year-old Australian was fined a total of $16,500 for tanking -- or showing a lack of best efforts -- unsporting conduct and verbally abusing a spectator during a bizarre second-round exit at the Shanghai Masters. Some critics wondered why it didnt warrant a ban.After rushing through a 6-3, 6-1 loss to German qualifier Mischa Zverev, when he failed to put any speed on some serves, started walking off court at one point before the return crossed the net and was cautioned by the chair umpire about his conduct as a professional, Kyrgios responded angrily to the taunt of a fan by shouting, You want to come here and play?In a post-match interview, he said he didnt care about the crowd reaction because he didnt owe them anything. It was a day after his opening win, when he said he was tired and bored and didnt really get time to savor his title-winning run in Tokyo over the weekend.Its just the latest run-in with the tennis authorities. Last year, he also insulted Stan Wawrinka with crude remarks during a match in Montreal. He received $12,500 in fines, as well as a suspended 28-day ban and a potential further $25,000 fine if he picked up any other major offenses over the following six months. His probation for that ended in February.He attracted criticism for his performances at Wimbledon and at the U.S. Open, for deciding not to play at the Olympics because of a spat with an Australian team official, and for firing back at retired players who have offered advice.For some, the unpredictable tantrums and volatile swings add an element of seat-of-your-pants entertainment to the game. Tennis traditionalists tend to be scathing of the behavior. All agree hes got talent, and that maybe a bit of time out would do Kyrgios no harm.Jeff Bond, who worked as a psychologist at the Australian Institute of Sport for 22 years, said Kyrgios had earned enough that the fine likely wouldnt deter more meltdowns.Does he care about the fine? No he doesnt, Bond told Australian Associated Press. If it was a suspension he might (care), but not a monetary fine.People who are high on self-confidence, you know, the `me, me, me thing, are unlikely to seek support from any kind of professional unless ... theyve got their back against the wall.After a win in Shanghai, Wimbledon champion Andy Murray questioned whether a fine was the best way to discipline young players.I dont know if that stops that happening again, he said. Im not convinced about that.University of Canberra Sports psychologist Assistant Professor Richard Keegan told AAP that it was impossible to evaluate Kygrios from watching him on television, but its important to ask, Are you OK, mate? That theme was echoed by commentators who said all that Kyrgios needed was time and space to work out what he wants from the game.After his loss, Kyrgios posted an apology of sorts on Twitter: Not good enough today on many levels, Im better than that. I can go on about excuses but there are none. Sorry (hash)StillAWorkInProgress. He signed it off with emoticons of crying face and a disappointed face.After the fine, he posted again, this time starting with emoticons of a thinking face and a face with tears of joy and added, it never ends.And later again, he retweeted a quote card from the Miami Open featuring comments from No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, made during a subsequent news conference in Shanghai.Not many great things are spoken about him lately, Djokovic said. Im sorry to hear that, because I share the opinion of many players and many people in the tennis world that hes one of the greatest talents the game has seen lately.Last week, the ATP was promoting Kyrgios is its mover of the week after he moved up two places in the rankings to No. 12 by winning in Tokyo, his third title of the season. Former No. 1-ranked Lleyton Hewitt, Australias Davis Cup captain, said Kyrgios was showing signs of maturity and could potentially reach the highest levels of the game.The spotlight got too hot, it seems.Veteran columnist Patrick Smith wrote in The Australian newspaper that Kyrgios should be banned for two reasons: His welfare and the health of the game.The performance and behavior in Shanghai brought tennis into disrepute, he said, as much as it has continued the destruction of a gifted young man.With the game under heavy scrutiny for corruption and spot fixing, to see Kyrgios just pop the ball over the net with the power and technique of a child having his first lesson only underlines all these concerns.Smith noted Kyrgios earlier comments about his fatigue and boredom.He has become a prisoner to his singular skill set, he wrote. It might have earned him nearly $5 million in prize money but it has robbed him of his youth. Cheap Jordans From China . Haas said he "felt a lot of pain" in his right shoulder when he slammed his racket to the ground in frustration after losing his serve at 3-3 in the first set. Wholesale Air Jordan 11 . Now tied for second in the league in shootout goals, the 24-year-old likes to see what the opposing goaltender has in store before he ultimately lands on a move. .ca. Hey Kerry, big fan of yours, just finished reading your book. I think that we all saw the Canucks/Flames line brawl just after puck drop. It was obvious that something was about to happen, even to the referees because the fourth lines were on to start. MIAMI -- A woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game in Miami on Friday night did so while kneeling at midcourt, and opening her jacket to show a shirt with the phrase Black Lives Matter.The singer was identified by the Heat as Denasia Lawrence. It was unclear if she remained in the arena after the performance, and messages left for her were not immediately returned.Heat players and coaches stood side-by-side for the anthem, all with their arms linked as has been their custom during the preseason. Many had their heads down as Lawrence sang, and the team released a statement saying it had no advance knowledge that she planned to kneel.We felt as a basketball team that we would do something united, so that was our focus, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. Throughout all of this, I think the most important thing that has come out is the very poignant, thoughtful dialogue. Weve had great dialogue within our walls here and hopefully this will lead to action.The anthem issue has been a major topic in the sports world in recent months, starting with the decision by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to not stand for its playing. Kaepernick cited racial injustice and police brutality among the reasons for his protest, and athletes from many sports -- and many levels, from youth all the way to professional -- have followed his lead in various ways.All I can say is what weve seen in multiple preseason games so far is our players standing for the national anthem, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in New Yorkk earlier Friday, at a news conference following the leagues board of governors meetings. Affordable Jordans For Sale. It would be my hope that they would continue to stand for the national anthem. I think that is the appropriate thing to do.The NBA has a rule calling for players and coaches to stand during the anthem.Heat guard Wayne Ellington often speaks about the need to curb gun violence, after his father was shot and killed two years ago. He had his eyes closed for most of the anthem Friday, as per his own custom, though was aware of Lawrences actions.At the end of the day, to each his own, Ellington said. If she feels like thats the way she wants to stand for it, then more power to her.Making a statement in the manner that Lawrence did Friday is rare, but not unheard of in recent weeks.When the Sacramento Kings played their first home preseason game earlier this month, anthem singer Leah Tysse dropped to one knee as she finished singing the song.Tysse is white. Lawrence is black.I love and honor my country as deeply as anyone yet it is my responsibility as an American to speak up against injustice as it affects my fellow Americans, Tysse wrote on Facebook. I have sung the anthem before but this time taking a knee felt like the most patriotic thing I could do. I cannot idly stand by as black people are unlawfully profiled, harassed and killed by our law enforcement over and over and without a drop of accountability. 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