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Cycling supermom wins third consecutive Olympic gold
- August 16, 2016

Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands added a bronze medal to the road race gold she won Sunday. "This will leave me without any doubt about retiring". "That's what we do, we cry when we're happy, " she replied. "It's very emotional that I win the medal again". She had Armstrong at two seconds at the 19.7-kilometre check, with Elisa Longo Borghini (Italy) at almost seven seconds back in third. (more...)
Poll Shows Clinton Leading Trump In 2 Swing States; Will It Last?
- August 16, 2016

Fifty-six percent of voters under the age of 35 would support the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if the election were held today , compared to 20% who would support Republican nominee Donald Trump . But right now, there isn't any evidence that Trump's concerns have a basis in the US, and it doesn't seem likely there will be anyone voting a few times in November. (more...)
Rio 2016: Banned Russian athlete wins appeal to compete at Olympics
- August 16, 2016

The court said Monday it had upheld an appeal against a ban against Klishina who had argued she should be allowed to compete because she resides outside of Russian Federation and has undergone rigorous drug testing. Klishina's agent, Alexei Nikolaev, told CNN "Darya's comprehensive statement will be coming soon on her FB and Twitter". "We instigated a review process following new evidence presented to us". (more...)
Rio Olympics 2016: Actor Matthew McConaughey attends women's sevens as US fan Rio Olympics 2016: Actor Matthew McConaughey attends women's sevens as US fan
- August 16, 2016

New Zealand women's sevens captain Sarah Goss with Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey. Hollywood actor Matthew McConauhey has been pictured pitch side at Deodoro Stadium, kitted out in U.S. "They've been out here so long". After spending even just a few minutes in Leslie Jones's company; however, he caught her Olympic fever. He barely touched his actual seat, as he spent a majority of his time standing up, pointing, and making a bunch of intense faces. (more...)
Alberta government to ban spear hunting after online bear video sparks outrage Alberta government to ban spear hunting after online bear video sparks outrage
- August 16, 2016

All the same, Bowmar told the Mirror that "no one cares more about these animals than us hunters, especially me", while insisting that using a spear to slay the creature was really the most humane method at his disposal. Fedorvich says he understands the backlash to the video and the practice of using a spear, but admits he's concerned the video is drawing outrage from people who are wholly opposed to hunting. (more...)
Tyrese Gibson stands by co-star Vin Diesel amid 'Fast 8' rumors Tyrese Gibson stands by co-star Vin Diesel amid 'Fast 8' rumors
- August 16, 2016

Sources later revealed that the 49-year-old was the target of the tirade. Out of all of them, Vin Diesel was the most strong-sounding name for his alleged diva track record and the matching nature of The Rock's allegations. "And like with any team, that's a family, there's gonna be conflict". "We're told The Rock has butted heads with Vin during the production, in part because V.D.is a producer and has made decisions that didn't sit well with the former wrestling champ", the article ... (more...)
Gary Lineker keeps promise to present MOTD in boxers Gary Lineker keeps promise to present MOTD in boxers
- August 16, 2016

While most people congratulated him for making good on his word, some fans took to Twitter to air their disappointment in his choice of underwear. Gary Lineker delivered on his promise to present the first Match of the Day of the new Premier League season in his underpants, but any hopes of seeing the former Leicester City and England striker in his Y-fronts failed to materialise. (more...)
Taxi Driver Dies After Assault at Hollywood Gas Station Taxi Driver Dies After Assault at Hollywood Gas Station
- August 16, 2016

Officers were called at about 3 a.m.to the gas station in Franklin Village, at the foot of the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles police Officer Norma Eisenman said. John Radtke of the LAPD said. The suspect was described as man, 5 feet 9 inches tall, of middle eastern descent, wearing a long-sleeved blue shirt. (more...)
Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps set for Olympic 200 IM showdown Thursday
- August 16, 2016

With every major medal-count mark to his name, he's dabbling in the longevity record books now in this, his fifth Olympics. The sisters are in their second and third Olympic appearances, respectively, but both failed to medal during their individual matches over the weekend. (more...)
Usain Bolt's Smiling Face Meme is the Newest Olympic Sensation Usain Bolt's Smiling Face Meme is the Newest Olympic Sensation
- August 16, 2016

Twice banned for doping offences, Gatlin was 0.08 seconds behind Bolt, with Canada's Andre de Grasse in third. A corruption scandal involving the sport's former rulers, who were accused of accepting bribes to cover up positive drug tests, and an investigation which alleged an elaborate state-sponsored doping system in Russian Federation have plunged track and field into the worst crisis in its history. (more...)
5 things you missed at the Rio Olympics on Saturday, Aug. 13
- August 16, 2016

Biles finished 2.1 points ahead of Raisman, wrapping up the title with a dynamic floor routine which included her signature tumbling "Biles" move named after her. Her Olympian standards, however, are slightly higher than most, so she topped her score with her second vault. The 1,000 American gold medals is an incredible success that Manuel helped play an integral role in achieving. (more...)
Sports digest: Los Angeles fans gives a rousing welcome to the Rams Sports digest: Los Angeles fans gives a rousing welcome to the Rams
- August 16, 2016

Numerous almost 90,000 fans who had packed the Coliseum had left by the time Rams quarterback Sean Mannion hit Aaron Green for a 9-yard touchdown to give the Rams a 28-24 comeback win. Bryant played in only nine games last season with 31 catches and three touchdowns because of a broken foot. Prescott only threw 23 interceptions in college against 70 touchdown passes in 4 years. (more...)
Kenny Baker, the man inside Star Wars' R2-D2, dies at 81 Kenny Baker, the man inside Star Wars' R2-D2, dies at 81
- August 16, 2016

On television, he appeared in the British medical drama Casualty . Actor Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi, tweeted: "So sorry to hear about this". He brought lots of happiness to people and we'll be celebrating the fact that he was well loved throughout the world. Due to his health Baker didn't appear in The Force Awakens and that may be why R2 spends most of the movie in sleep mode. (more...)
R2-D2 Actor Kenny Baker Passes Away
- August 16, 2016

He was very ill for the last few years so we had been expecting (his death). Baker also starred in a number of other much loved films, including classic children's adventure comedy The Goonies , Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits and another science-fiction blockbuster, Flash Gordon . (more...)
Players 'not ready' Arsenal coach Wenger says after 3-4 defeat
- August 16, 2016

Granit Xhaka - the club's only major signing this summer - came on as a 67th-minute substitute while 20-year-old Rob Holding, who arrived from Bolton Wanderers last month, started at centre-back, but Arsenal have so far been outspent by all of their expected title rivals. (more...)
Rio: Jamaica's Bolt wins 1st gold medal
- August 16, 2016

Other than the 2011 world championships, when he was disqualified for a false start, Bolt has won every other global championship individual sprint race since 2008. He also expressed shock at the fact that American Gatlin was treated to such a hostile reception saying: "It was the first time I've ever come into the stadium and they've actually booed somebody, so for me it was shocking , but I didn't care about that". (more...)
Usain Bolt's 100m gold medal race in full
- August 16, 2016

Indeed he did. But he did more than win yet another gold medal he confirmed his immortality in the sport. "Bolt has etched his name as the greatest sprinter the world has ever seen", he said in a statement. A Jamaican living overseas told The Gleaner that she had returned to the island just to watch the race. Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Usain Bolt believes a new 200m world record is a possibility as he embarks on the next leg of his race for immortality at the Rio Olympics on ... (more...)
Victoria Beckham is launching a makeup collection with Estée Lauder Victoria Beckham is launching a makeup collection with Estée Lauder
- August 16, 2016

After years of hitting red carpets and runways with absolutely flawless looks, Victoria Beckham is finally sharing her beauty secrets with the world. Small wonder, then, that for her first foray into makeup she has partnered with Estée Lauder , whose legendary and equally indefatigable founder built a world-class business (and a fortune) on the life-enhancing mantra that "every woman can be lovely". (more...)
Trump says he would implement 'extreme vetting' of immigrants
- August 16, 2016

He also said he would work closely with NATO allies to defeat Islamic State militants if he won the election in November, reversing an earlier threat that the United States might not meet its NATO treaty obligations with allies. The campaign did not clarify how USA officials would verify responses to the questionnaires or how much manpower would be needed to complete such vetting. (more...)
Netflix App Shows The Punisher Might Be Coming in 2017
- August 16, 2016

Late last week, Bleeding Cool was reporting that Marvel had just wrapped up a series of four short test shoots which they were pitching to Netflix, one of which they reported to be White Tiger. First, if you look at the Netflix page and app now, they both have the same synopsis as the screenshot, but no release date. Also, things could simply be changing; now that Netflix has more than their initial five series officially announced, they could simply want that landing page to keep the ... (more...)

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