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Simone Biles Is the Most Dominant Gymnast in Olympic History Simone Biles Is the Most Dominant Gymnast in Olympic History
- August 15, 2016

Just to see it pay off when I really needed it is something I'm really grateful for. RVA Swim manager Adam Kennedy says Manuel's win at the Rio Games is a game changer and he believes it will propel diversity in the pools nationwide. She was only seventh at the turn but powered back on the final 50m with a frenzied, head-down final 15m to the wall. But Manuel has struggled with embracing her role as, as she said, a "black swimmer", and shoving it aside. (more...)
LeBron James Now Becomes The Highest-Paid Player In The NBA
- August 15, 2016

The veteran swingman is looking for a $15 million deal but the recent James signing could require some adjustments. His agent Rich Paul told ESPN that the three-time National Basketball Association champion has agreed to resign with the Cleveland Cavaliers for a three-year, $100 million contract. (more...)
DEA to WA: Pot has no medical uses
- August 15, 2016

On Thursday, at the same time that the DEA announced it would open up studies to other universities, the agency denied two petitions that would have rescheduled marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act . For decades it has been preventing researchers from exploring the medical benefits of marijuana. Fox News Correspondent William La Jeunesse has more on the DEA's decision . (more...)
Kevin Hart marries girlfriend Kevin Hart marries girlfriend
- August 15, 2016

The pair got married on Saturday in Santa Barbara, California, surrounded by family and friends. The bride wore a custom Vera Wang lace mermaid gown which featured hand-embroidered French Chantilly lace appliqu├ęs, luxurious French tulle skirt and silk covered bridal button accents. (more...)
Weekend Box Office: 'Sausage Party' Feasts on $33.6M; 'Pete's Dragon' Flounders
- August 15, 2016

Disney's "Pete's Dragon" opened soft with $21.5 million, followed at No. 4 by Universal's " Jason Bourne " with $13.6 million (bringing its US total to about $127 million), and STX's " Bad Moms " at No. Both of those films were in their third weekend of release. Paramount's Meryl Streep-starrer " Florence Foster Jenkins " also got off to an inauspicious start, taking in $6.6 million from 1,528 locations. (more...)
Clinton, Kaine Release Tax Records Clinton, Kaine Release Tax Records
- August 14, 2016

The Clintons also donated a million dollars to the non-profit foundation that bears their name. "We want to see the Clinton Foundation records showing how the Clintons sold our uranium to Russian Federation, ripped off Haiti and cut deals with oppressive regimes around the world". (more...)
India loss 0-5 to Argentina, campaign over in women's hockey India loss 0-5 to Argentina, campaign over in women's hockey
- August 14, 2016

India finished at the bottom of its group. Argentina didn't just survive and advance, they dominated en route to a quarterfinal appearance with a 5-0 win over India. Later, Cavallero scored a field goal to make it 5-0 as the 30 minutes of play nearly sealed the match for the Argentines. India played better in the third quarter but failed to reduce the margin despite getting a few chances. (more...)
Republicans Plans On Sinking Trump's Campaign Through Fund Cuts
- August 14, 2016

They've got some money now and are preparing to spend it. The GOP defection list is snowballing, something we've never seen before. "We're going to bring our jobs to the United States". The Trump campaign and the RNC entered into a joint fundraising agreement in May which benefits the campaign, the national party, and state parties across the nation. (more...)
IS loses control of Manbij city in Syria
- August 14, 2016

Syrian Kurdish officials and an activist group say USA -backed fighters have seized a key Islamic State stronghold in northern Syria after two months of heavy fighting and freed hundreds of civilians the extremists had used as human shields. (more...)
Harry Potter script achieves record sales
- August 14, 2016

Rowling will again be writing the script for the movie, which Digital Spy say will release worldwide on November 16, 2018 . He said, "When we adapted the books, we'd always have to leave out things you hated leaving out because they didn't quite work in the structure of the storytelling for the movie". (more...)
EPL: Pogba Debut Not Possible Until Serving His Juventus Suspension Fully
- August 14, 2016

But what does the Special One think of the club's transfer activity? The new Red Devils boss explained afterwards it was merely Mata's size - and the expectation of Leicester playing long balls in the closing stages - that dictated the decision and says there is no problem between the pair. (more...)
Rio 2016: Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu wins third gold in four days
- August 14, 2016

The Rio Olympics continue today through August 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. "In normal circumstances it should have been two gold medals (in Rio)". On Saturday, the 27-year-old shattered the 400m individual medley world record for her first ever Olympic title. Some of the really big names in women's swimming begin their battles in the 200 meters freestyle event. (more...)
Rams play homecoming game in preseason opener with Cowboys
- August 14, 2016

There is a lot to like about his game and I think he will receive the bulk of the workload against the Rams. The Rams didn't start off their return ideally as they fell behind 14-0 quickly to the Cowboys. "I turned on the TV one day and they were playing the Titans in the Super Bowl", Gonzalez said at the scrimmage. Kevin Demoff, chief operating officer and executive vice president for football operations, has said that the Rams will roll out new uniforms in the 2019 season, when they are ... (more...)
Four additional travel-related Zika cases confirmed in Louisiana
- August 14, 2016

Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said he had asked federal officials to declare a public health emergency and thanked them for their support. Garcia recently authorized the use of Bti, an organic larvicide, to fight the spread of Zika after rejecting aerial spraying with the insecticide naled as proposed by the U.S. (more...)
England 88-4 at stumps, trail by 126 as Pakistan tighten grip
- August 14, 2016

It could also well be the day that Pakistan end their four-match series with England all square at 2-2. Only past year he scored 468 runs in a two-Test series against the Baggy Greens in the UAE, hitting 231 in Abu Dhabi and twin centuries in the second Test in Dubai as Pakistan wrapped up a 2-0 win. (more...)
Pogba's manic Monday at Manchester United
- August 14, 2016

The coach said: "We need to get the best out of him and this will be a process". "It will take me a few weeks to settle in and get my head around everything but I'm super excited". He returns to United on a five-year contract, with an option to extend the deal for an additional season. English clubs have endured a disappointing period in European football over recent years, with Chelsea the only club to win the Champions League since United's 2008 success. (more...)
Meet Katie Ledecky, the most dominant swimmer in the world
- August 14, 2016

Olympic all-around champion Simone Biles goes for her third gold in Rio when she competes in the women's vault final at 2:47 p.m. "It felt good the whole way through", she said. In tonight's race, and in many performances since the London Olympics, Ledecky has shown she's intent on fulfilling that potential. On the medal stand, though, she finally broke down in tears. (more...)
Labour can exclude new members from leader vote, court rules
- August 14, 2016

But the major question this episode poses is: just who does the Labour Party represent? "They used a grubby little device". LABOUR officials were accused of using "grubby" tactics to win a court battle yesterday that clears the way for them to ban thousands of new party members from voting in the leadership contest. (more...)
Klopp on 'perfect' deals Klopp on 'perfect' deals
- August 14, 2016

England under-21 global Ibe was sold after making 41 appearances for the Reds last term, while Liverpool cashed in on Australian worldwide Smith despite doubts arising over first-choice left-back Alberto Moreno. They had the possibility to do that (with Bournemouth ) and they were deals that absolutely made sense for both sides. "If a player is on loan it's different". (more...)
Indian women thrashed 0-3 by USA
- August 14, 2016

This time, they avoided a sluggish start on a rainy, dreary evening with temperatures in the mid-60s. "That was definitely a newer experience for us", Bam said. Beating No. 10 Japan was a different type of challenge. "Games like this are statement games for us", Bam said. "It's hard to step up and bury a team like we just did that's ranked lower than you". (more...)

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