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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Three-time World Cup champion Pele says he was invited to light the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, but sponsorship deals could stop him from performing the prestigious task.Speaking at an event in Rio, Pele said he was invited to light the cauldron by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and Rio 2016 organizing committee chairman Carlos Arthur Nuzman.Philip Wilkinson, a spokesman for the Rio 2016 organizing committee, did not confirm the information, saying the identity of the person lighting the cauldron was supposed to be a surprise.Pele, 75, said he has a commitment to a sponsor that would make him travel on Friday, the day of the Opening Ceremony. The Brazilian said Nuzman invited him in person and Bach called him to do the same.I need to solve the travel issue. It is an international commitment with an English company. But I would love to (light the cauldron), Pele said. If I manage to change (the travel plans), I would like to have the honor to light it.Almost two weeks ago Pele held the Olympic flame in Santos, the city in the outskirts of Sao Paulo where he started his football career. He never took part in the Games.In 2004, Pele carried the Athens Games torch in Rio and wept as he did it. At the time, he said that one of the few regrets of his successful career was to never have played at the Olympic Games.Brazilian media reported in recent weeks that three retirees were the favorites to light the cauldron at the Maracana stadium on Friday: Pele, sailor Torben Grael and tennis player Gustavo Kuerten.Grael carried the flame on Wednesday. Kuerten refused to do it because of sponsorship deals. Rex Grossman Jersey . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. Josh McCown Jersey . Ferrer, trying to win his fourth title on Mexican soil, will next play South Africas Kevin Anderson, who eliminated American Sam Querrey,7-6 (2), 6-4. Also Wednesday, Gilles Simon (6) of France beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 6-3, Ukraines Alexandr Dolgopolov downed Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-4 and Croatias Ivo Karlovic defeated Dudi Sela of Israel 7-6 (4), 6-2. http://www.custombearsjersey.com/custom-jimmy-conzelman-jersey-large-1226t.html . Vettel was 0.168 seconds faster than Red Bull teammate Mark Webber around the Suzuka circuit. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was two tenths of a second off Vettel. "The car balance is decent, but I think we can still improve," Vettel said. Custom Bears Jerseys . Mitch Holmberg added a goal and three assists. Connor Chartier also scored for the Chiefs (3-0-0). Luke Harrison spoiled Garrett Hughsons shutout bid with a power-play goal at 13:17 of the third period. The Spokane goaltender finished with 28 saves, including a Brandon Fushimi penalty shot in the second period that would have tied the game 1-1. Michael Joseph Jersey . Speaking Thursday on TSN 1050 Thursday, the Leafs GM also touched on the questions surrounding the teams leadership and the struggles of his big-name free-agent signing. “Its not from lack of effort from the coaching staff. Splyce mid laner Chres Sencux Laursen and top laner Martin Wunder Hansen are exploring their options and considering a move away from the European League of Legends Championship Series team. Both players sent tweets on Saturday (Sencux, Wunder) confirming their free-agent status, while noting theyre not set on leaving Splyce, which was one of Europes qualifiers to the 2016 World Championships.Both players expressed interest in European and North American teams, with a preference for top-flight LCS squads.Wunder was named to the All-LCS team for the summer split, thanks to his terrific play in the top lane, most notably on Gnar and Shen. He finished with the most kills among top laners in thhe EU LCS for the summer split.ddddddddddddSencux had the best kill/death/assist ratio of EU LCS mid laners during the 2016 summer campaign, bolstered by being first in kills and last in deaths. He finished with the third-most points in voting for All-LCS mid lane for the summer split, earning third-team honors.The Danish duo of Jonas Trashy Andersen and Kasper Kobbe Kobberup, along with successful rookie support Mihael Mikyx Mehle, would represent the remaining members of Splyces World Championship roster if Sencux and Wunder were to leave during the offseason. ' ' '