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DETROIT -- The Figure Skating in Harlem program so successful in the New York inner city is planning its first national expansion, to Detroit. Nelson Briles Jersey .Figure Skating in Detroit will be launched as a sister program to FSH, the only organization in the world for African American girls that combines the power of education with access to the artistic discipline of figure skating.Sochi Olympics gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White joined FSH founder Sharon Cohen and FSD leader Geneva Williams in announcing the creation of the Detroit organization.Were absolutely thrilled to take part in bringing this fantastic program to Detroit, Davis said. Throughout our many years with the sport of figure skating, Charlie and I have come to value the lessons the sport teaches its participants both on the ice and off.While the occasional fall is as inevitable in our sport as it is in life, the girls of Figure Skating in Detroit will learn that its picking ones self back up that really counts. As a youth development program, I truly believe that FSD will have a positive and lasting impact on the young women of Detroit.White, a Michigan native, is excited about the role FSD can play in Detroits revival.Detroit has been on the comeback trail for some time now, and perhaps nothing exemplifies this more than the introduction of Figure Skating in Detroit, White says. We have seen firsthand the wonders the program has led to in changing lives in Harlem, and I cant wait to see the powerful positive changes it can bring to the young women in the city of Detroit.The program is designed to empower participants through comprehensive academics and education emphasizing STEM curriculum; healthy lifestyle resources; entrepreneurship; leadership and social skills training; and instruction on critical thinking and problem solving.Figure Skating in Detroit is designed to help young girls build a foundation on ice . a place and a program where young women can realize their full potential through access to information, resources and experiences that may otherwise be out of reach, Williams says. This is a youth development opportunity for Detroits young women, wrapped around the fun, artistry and discipline of figure skating.In its inaugural year, FSD plans to serve 300 Detroit girls ages 6 to 15 through special community workshops, summer camps, skating shows and events. ICE (I Can Excel), a signature after-school program in which girls will receive four to six afternoons weekly of skating instruction and off-ice conditioning and educational services at the Jack Adams Ice Arena at the Adams Butzel Complex in northwest Detroit also is part of the program.To participate, interested girls must be Detroit residents.---www.figureskatinginharlem.org or www.miwf.org/figureskatingindetroit. ;Red Schoendienst Jersey . -- If this was Aaron Gordons final home game at Arizona, and it almost certainly was, then he went out in style. Miles Mikolas Cardinals Jersey . The Croatian served 21 aces and hit 42 winners against Sijsling, who double-faulted to give Cilic a 4-3 lead in the deciding set. "All the players, they know me and they were really happy to see me and they were really happy that this is over for me," Cilic said. https:///...ersey-cardinals.html . PAUL, Minn. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The ending still stings for Virginia point guard London Perrantes, and it may not ever stop.Last season, the top-seeded Cavaliers, bidding for their first berth in the Final Four in 31 years, led 10th-seeded Syracuse by 15 points with less than 10 minutes left in a regional final before coming unglued as the Orange surged to a stunning 68-62 victory.Every time I think about that game, I get a little knot inside my stomach, but thats just what comes with the game, Perrantes said. Maybe when we start playing again Ill let it go, but I think that game will be stuck with me forever.Thankfully for Perrantes and the Cavaliers, the new season brings the potential for another chance.Virginia lost more than half its scoring with the graduations of Malcolm Brogdon, Anthony Gill, Mike Tobey and Evan Nolte, but will be bolstered by the additions of transfer forward Austin Nichols, the offseason improvements of a number of role players and one of the nations most heralded classes of incoming freshmen.Nichols, who averaged 13.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.4 blocks two years ago at Memphis, faces the highest expectations early on, especially as the freshmen learn the rigors of coach Tony Bennetts Pack-Line defense.He has offensive, left-hand, right-hand skills and abilities, Bennett, entering his eighth season, said of Nichols. The redshirt year has improved his body. ... Weve had good success with that with other players and I think his ability to score around the lane, off the lane a little bit is going to be needed for us.Some other things to look for from Virginia in the 2016-17 season:LONDON CALLING: Perrantes (11 ppg) is the leading returning scorer, and fans have often called on him to shoot more, especially since he made 48.8 percent from 3-point range last season. But Bennett says one of Perrantes best strengths is his understanding of his own game, so his ability to set up other players is equally critical.ALL ABOUT THE D: Freshmen Kyle Guy (23. Michael Wacha Cardinals Jersey. 5 ppg), Ty Jerome (24.7), DeAndre Hunter (23.5) and Jay Huff (16.3 ppg, 10.1 rpg) all showed they can score in high school, but to get on the floor for the Cavaliers, they have to be able to master the concepts of the Pack-Line. That can be especially challenging for players who havent been exposed to such intense play at the other end. The Cavaliers will need some of them when ACC play begins.LEADERSHIP: Brogdon was a powerful force, by example and by word when necessary, from the minute he arrived at Virginia. Bennett listed Perrantes, Mariel Shayok, Isaiah Wilkins and Devon Hall among the leadership team on this years roster, and it will be critical they do as the younger players experience the ebbs and flows of a season.ROLE CHANGES: Hall, Wilkins, Shayok, Darius Thompson and even Jarred Reuter have all shown glimpses of be able to score, and with only about 30 ppg returning, the load all cant fall to Perrantes. Bennett said every returning player has improved, and while hes generally most interested in their ability to help stop other teams from scoring, their ability to augment what Perrantes and Nichols contribute on offense will be important, too.EXPECTATIONS: Bennetts program may be at the point where past success produces artificially high expectations at the start of a new season, particularly when the team is so young, and that may be the case this year.You sometimes take things for granted, just little things like how youve got to break some stuff down and simplicity with execution, he said. We talked about it even with our veteran teams but there is a learning curve and the ability to say all right, you strip away a lot of the stuff theyre not ready for and get to the basics.---Online: The APs college basketball page: http://collegebasketball.ap.org---Follow Hank on Twitter: www.twitter.com/hankkurzjr ' ' '