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Russell Knox admits he is desperate to win the FedEx Cup to prove he should have been given a Ryder Cup wildcard. Ultra Boost 4.0 Burgundy .Knox was overlooked by Europe captain Darren Clarke despite missing out on automatic qualifying by a single place and being ranked 20th in the world, comfortably higher than Clarkes choices of Thomas Pieters, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer.The 31-year-old is currently seventh in the FedEx Cup standings on the PGA Tour -- Henrik Stenson is the next highest European at 21st -- and therefore in contention to win the overall title and $10 million bonus at the Tour Championship, which finishes just five days before plays gets under way at Hazeltine.Its certainly motivated me for the next three weeks, thats for sure, Knox said. I have to use this as a springboard to try and win the FedEx Cup. Ive never wanted to prove someone wrong so badly in my life I think.Its not sour grapes or anything. Darren had an extremely difficult decision and all of those three guys were worthy of a pick.When Darren called me it was obvious within one second that is wasnt going to be good news. It was a very short phone call. I didnt feel like I needed to ask any questions or give my opinion on anything. It was obvious that he had made up his mind and that was final. I respected his decision.I was very disappointed not have gotten the nod. But Ill use this as motivation over the next three weeks.Clarke admitted he had wanted Knox to play in the Wyndham Championship a fortnight ago to try to qualify, but that Knox wanted to be fresh for the FedEx Cup.I hope the decision not to play Wyndham ultimately had nothing to do with it, maybe it did, but Im sure no one will ever talk about that, Knox added. Im happy with the decision I made, I felt it was the best one for me and I dont think it would have made a difference anyway.Its going to be difficult for me to watch [the Ryder Cup] but I probably will and Ill be rooting for the team of course. I wish them all the best and hope they win.Of course I feel like I deserve to be there and should be playing but Im not, so I have to respect the decision thats been made.Every year theres a guy in my position that doesnt get picked and its a story right now, but in a couple of weeks time when it all starts, Im sure itll be forgotten that Im not in the team.Clarke revealed he had suffered sleepless nights over his decision but ultimately found it impossible to leave Pieters off the team after the 24-year-old finished fourth in the Olympics and second in the defence of his Czech Masters title the following week, before winning in Denmark on Sunday.That call to Russell was as hard a phone call as Ive ever had to make in golfing terms, added Clarke, who played with Pieters for the first two rounds in Denmark and saw him shoot a 62 on Thursday.Partly because I knew how much of a disappointment it would be, because in 2008, I won two weeks before the qualifying finished and it was my second win of the year and I didnt get a pick. So I know how much I was hurting at that stage.With five rookies qualifying automatically, albeit one of them being Masters champion Danny Willett, Clarke had made no secret of wanting to balance the team with experienced players.But the 48-year-old insisted Westwood had not been selected because of the pairs longstanding friendship, adding: I selected him because he brings something that no one else can bring to the Ryder Cup. This is his 10th one.He will be somewhat like the general amongst the team. Anything he says, everybody sits up and listens.Yes, we have six rookies and yes, its not like any other tournament. But the experienced guys will do what we do in the European way by looking after the first-time guys. Ultra Boost 4.0 Release Date . Ouellette, from Montreal, already has three Olympic gold medals since joining the team in 1999. Ultra Boost 4.0 Release Date Triple Black .Y. -- Jayna Hefford scored the winning goal Friday as Canada survived a scare with a 4-3 win over Sweden at the Four Nations womens hockey tournament. . LOUIS -- Roman Polak was celebrating even before Alexander Steen scored the winning goal in Saturdays 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Storm veteran Sue Bird has been waiting years for this. And shes especially happy for the fans in Seattle, some of whom have been waiting even longer.Seattle will host the WNBA All-Star Game for the first time on July 22 (ABC, 3:30 p.m. ET). Bird, the leagues No. 1 draft pick in 2002, is pleased that the best players in the league will gather at her home, KeyArena.The fans here have seen a lot, Bird said. Theyve see the early stages, when we got the top picks in 2001 and 2002, the climb to a championship, our down moments and bringing it back with another championship. And with the recent rebuild -- were on the other side of that, hopefully -- theyve seen almost everything. But what they havent seen is an All-Star Game.This has always been one of the toughest places to play, and the reason for that is the fans: their energy, their excitement, the way they make opposing teams feel when they enter the building. Its really great that theyll get to participate in the All-Star Game as well and cheer everybody on.Of course, the biggest cheers will be for the West All-Stars, which might include a few Storm players. Bird had a fantastic season last year, leading the league in assists. She also won her fourth gold medal with the U.S. Olympic team. Also taking gold was Storm teeammate Breanna Stewart, who followed Seattles Jewell Loyd as Rookie of the Year. Ultra Boost 4.0 For Sale. .Bird said even though the Storms playoff run was so brief -- under the new format, they played just one postseason game -- it still gave the younger players a taste of what that level of basketball needs to be.Theres a lot to feel good about, but you dont want to get too ahead of yourself, Bird said, ever the pragmatic point guard. We still have a long way to go and a lot to learn. We had two to three really good weeks, and we need to make that two to three really good months.This will be just the fourth time the WNBA All-Star Game is held in a Western Conference city; it was in Phoenix twice (2000, 2014) and San Antonio once (2011). Bird is eager for Seattle fans to experience the open practices and kids clinics as well as the game.And she said its still a major goal for players to make an All-Star team.Its not easy to do it, said Bird, whos been an All-Star nine times. Thats saying something about your play. 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