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NEW YORK -- How does the mom of Usain Bolt help the worlds fastest man keep his cool?We say things that will make him laugh, said Jennifer Bolt as her sprinter star offspring faces down what just may be his last Olympics.At nearly 30, Bolt has six Olympic gold medals from the Beijing and London Olympics. Though he withdrew July 1 from Jamaicas national meet with a slight tear in his left hamstring, the world record holder in the 100- and 200-meter dash proved his fitness July 22 in the 200 at the London Anniversary Games and deemed himself good to go for Rio.A few days before the London event, his mom visited New York and said in an interview that she wasnt worried, having long ago learned that calming her own nerves was the best way to soothe Usain.I know hes going to get well and everything will be OK for the games, said the soft-spoken Jennifer, who has been cheering him on since his speed first surfaced around 12 or 13.I tell him just stay focused, remember God, remember to pray and read your Bible, she said.Usain has come back from injuries before, including left hamstring problems. When it happened in 2004 at what was supposed to be his first Olympics, in Athens, he didnt make it past the first round. He was just 17.It was a bit scary because we didnt really understand and know what it was, Jennifer said. He had wanted so much to be at the Olympics and he just couldnt make it.Jennifer and Usains dad, Wellesley, live in the same village along Jamaicas northern coast where they ran a general store during his youth. Theyve been helping him, Jennifer said, not get nervous since 2002, when at age 15 he debuted at the World Junior Championships in Kingston.He won the 200-meter -- and that was the beginning for the 6-foot-5 sprinter, who had never been away from his parents or his modest village of Sherwood Content in Trelawny Parish before he left for Kingston to train professionally.At 12, when he earned a scholarship to attend a high school known for turning out strong athletes, it all clicked for Jennifer. Bolt loved cricket and football growing up but he has said he settled on track because he was good at it.As a child, she said, he could not keep still. Even in the bed, you could see him tossing. When he started high school, thats when we see that hes really competitive.Over the years, Jennifer said, she has realized her best approach is to remain strong when her son falters.I learn to cope with it. I cannot feel down when I have to support him. I just pray and hope that everything will be good, she said. I know that he still depends on his mother.Its just as he did as a teen.I can remember in 2002 for the world championships. At the time he was 15 and before the games he didnt want to go. And he cries, and I had to try to comfort him, encourage him to go out and do his best because he didnt feel that he could have done it, she said. I was really, really, really nervous and, you know, my legs shake. My heart beat.Then she listened to the crowd.The crowd was behind him. From then I dont feel that nervous, she said.The scene plays out a bit in The Boy Who Learned to Fly , a new short animated film produced by Gatorade and based on Usains life. The advice her animated self gives to her jittery teen before the 2002 junior worlds: You can always go fast when you keep it light.Norman Peart, who handles finances for Usain, has been a mentor since he was 15. Peart accompanied him to Kingston when Usain first left home to train. Usain lived with him, and later his wife and kids, for three years.Theres a saying in Jamaica that fits Usain perfectly, said Peart, 13 years his senior.We say, you have to have crocodile skin to handle the pressure, and he does, he said.So how do the two think the ebullient Usains retirement, maybe in the next year or so, will play out? Jennifer thinks hed make a great TV analyst.Hed put a little vibes to the sports, she laughed of her sons reputation for his trademark lightning bolt, his love of flashing huge smiles and his party spirit.Peart thinks the same of Usains future.I can see him as an analyst. And hell do stuff with Puma for years to come for sure, said Peart of one of Usains biggest endorsement deals.But before that: The first thing hell do is take a little break. Hed love some time for himself.---The Boy Who Learned to Fly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b03jWW70kc Cody Whitehair Jersey .C. -- Manny Malhotra had two goals and an assist, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. John Timu Jersey . 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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Now that Jeff Carter has 601 career points, its time to aim a little higher.Carter scored twice and reached a scoring milestone, Peter Budaj made 28 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Sunday night.Carter assisted on Drew Doughtys score early in the second period and then added power-play goals 71 seconds apart to make it 3-0. The first goal got him to 600 points.Its cool, Carter said. Ill shoot for 700 now.Antoine Vermette and Rickard Rakell scored for Anaheim, and John Gibson made 26 saves.The Kings dominated the first two periods, sustaining offensive pressure for long amounts of time and outshooting the Ducks 26-13. Anaheim pushed back in the third, scoring twice and generating more offense, but two lackluster periods ultimately doomed them.Usually these games are full of emotion, but we just didnt have any response, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. Pucks were going through our sticks. We couldnt execute a complete pass. We didnt get involved physically until the third period.Anaheim pushed back late, starting when Vermette scored Anaheims goal at 3:34, deflecting a shot from Hampus Lindholm on the power play to make it 3-1.On another power play a few minutes later, Anaheims Ryan Kesler appeared to punch in the puck on a goalmouth scramble, but it was waved off. With 2 seconds left on the man advantage, Rakell banked one in from the slot to make it 3-2.We attacked with a little bit more speed, Rakell said.dddddddddddd Just tried to get to the net and not be as sloppy as we were in the first two periods.The Ducks got a late power play but failed to capitalize and the Kings hung on for the win.They really brought it to us but we just stuck with it and played desperate hockey, Doughty said. Kind of just did whatever it took.Carter scored his first goal at the 12:21 mark of the second, finishing a tic-tac-toe sequence with linemates Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson. 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