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US men grab hoops gold again on Rio's final day
- August 22, 2016

Striking a reflective posture while thinking of his three gold medal wins, as well as a crushing defeat to Argentina during the 2004 games that led to a bronze medal, Anthony got choked up. basketball will continue to thrive, especially with Popovich, five times NBA champion as Spurs head coach, set to take over. Usain Bolt finished off his triple-triple - three Olympics, three sprint golds in each - for Jamaica, in what he said was his last games. (more...)
Injury-hit West Ham show character to delight Slaven Bilic
- August 22, 2016

To celebrate, let's take a quick look at the player ratings from the opening game. "If you are talking about character and team spirit nobody can say we didn't deserve it". "I'm a big fan of the old stadium, I like those freezing cold stadiums, but I felt it was proper loud today and the fans helped us big time". As long as we are winning and they are going home happy they are going to pack this stadium. (more...)
CAS allows Russia's Klishina to compete in Rio
- August 22, 2016

On June 17, the IAAF Council ruled it was still too early to restore ARAF's (All-Russia Athletics Federation) membership in the global organisation subsequently extending the suspension of Russian athletes from all worldwide tournaments, including the 2016 Olympic Games. (more...)
At Last: Frank Ocean Releases Long-Awaited Album, Blond/e At Last: Frank Ocean Releases Long-Awaited Album, Blond/e
- August 22, 2016

After three years of teasing, we were so ready for new music from Frank Ocean and he didn't fail to bring it with this new release. But finally, Frank Ocean has finally released his follow-up to his 2012 debut, Channel Orange . The song pays tribute to Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old shot by George Zimmerman. His voice eerily speeded up, Ocean sings that Martin "looked just like me". (more...)
Lou Pearlman, who formed Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, dies in prison
- August 22, 2016

Justin Timberlake has paid tribute to Lou Pearlman following his sudden death. Lou Pearlman was credited for starting the boy-band craze and launching the careers of the Backstreet Boys and 'NSync . "It's a shame he let greed get in his way". Without Lou I wouldn't have met my four brothers or had the opportunity of a lifetime. RIP. "Rip Lou not the best business guy really at all but he did discover me karma is real (sic)". (more...)
Rob Kardashian Lovingly Scolds Blac Chyna's Son King For Saying 'Sh Rob Kardashian Lovingly Scolds Blac Chyna's Son King For Saying 'Sh
- August 22, 2016

As for how she plans to achieve it, once again she's going to take inspiration from reality star Kim, who has been boasting this week about dropping 70 pounds following the birth of her second child, son Saint, in December. And, when the family found out through the media that brother Rob Kardashian proposed to Blac Chyna, they were extremely upset. And Chyna - who is expecting a baby with Rob - revealed that she feels "blessed" that Rob is helping her to raise King . (more...)
Keuchel solid, Gurriel debuts and Astros beat Orioles 5-3
- August 22, 2016

Tillman was chased in the third inning after he hit Gattis to lead off the inning before walking AJ Reed and Hernandez to load the bases. He's 1-3 since June 29. Louis on Tuesday. It might get even better on Sunday. Orioles' third baseman and Portland native, Ryan Flaherty, pitched the 9th inning in Baltimore's 12-2 loss. (more...)
Kanye West's pop-up store opens in Houston
- August 22, 2016

Police nearly shut down the pop-up shop in New York's Tribeca district on Friday morning (19Aug16) as hundreds of Yeezy fans showed up to the opening of Kanye's The Life of Pablo pop-up store, PageSix.com reports . " Life Of Pablo " merchandise features T-shirts, beach towels, stickers, and hats. West said the NY event generated $2 million in sales, including thrift store jackets customized by West that sold for $400. (more...)
Man charged with killing of NY imam and assistant Man charged with killing of NY imam and assistant
- August 22, 2016

Morel was arrested outside a flat in Brooklyn on Sunday after he intentionally rammed his auto into an unmarked police cruiser trying to block him in, police said. "The motive right now has not been determined", said NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce. Some in the largely Bangladeshi Muslim community in Queens and Brooklyn have described harassment in recent months by people who shouted anti-Muslim slogans. (more...)
N Chandrababu Naidu announces Rs. 3 cr cash prize for Sindhu N Chandrababu Naidu announces Rs. 3 cr cash prize for Sindhu
- August 22, 2016

Within hours of AP's announcement of cash rewards for the player-coach duo, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao declared a cash reward of Rs 5 crore for Sindhu and Rs 1 crore for her coach, apparently in a gesture larger than that of his counter part in AP. (more...)
Kamal Haasan selected for Franch Chevalier Award Kamal Haasan selected for Franch Chevalier Award
- August 22, 2016

A statement from Kamal Haasan's office has said the award is another laurel for him, which is to be conferred in a special ceremony to be held later. "I dedicate it to my admirers and audience who give me the tenacity of objective to pursue to this day, my arts and letters", the actor added. (more...)
Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens defeat Enzo Amore and Big Cass Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens defeat Enzo Amore and Big Cass
- August 22, 2016

At WWE SummerSlam, Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho battled Enzo Amore and Big Cass. Jeri-KO trapped Enzo in their corner for several minutes, and any time he tried to make the tag to Cass, Jeri-KO prevented it. Finally Enzo made his comeback and gave himself an opening for the hot tag to Cass, but Jericho cut him off. Owens for a longer beatdown. The faces then set up for their finisher, but Cass and Enzo were taken out by Owens . (more...)
London's Night Tube gets off to a smooth start with 50000 passengers
- August 22, 2016

Before leaving office, the former mayor Boris Johnson, who had locked horns with the unions on ticket office closures and Night Tube plans, said he hoped services would get underway by July. The overnight trains are now limited to the Central and Victoria lines on Friday and Saturday night. Money train: TfL's push for Night Tube comes at it looks for what's next for the city, whose population is expected to hit roughly 10 million by 2030 from around 8.6 million now. (more...)
Frank Ocean thanks fans in note following Blonde release
- August 22, 2016

The 17-track long play features songs like "Nikes", which video was also released earlier this week with cameos from Trina and A$AP Rocky, "Ivy" and "White Ferarrai". "I had the time of my life making all of this". Apple Music has bagged another exclusive album from an artist that has kept his fans waiting for a considerable amount of time for a new album. (more...)
Backstreet Boys, NSYNC manager Lou Pearlman dies
- August 22, 2016

Pearlman's empire collapsed in 2006 after he was exposed for running a massive $300 million Ponzi scheme through his Trans Continental companies. Pearlman was convicted in 2008, a year after he declared bankruptcy, and two years after his scheme unraveled. (more...)
Trump doubles campaign spending but lags behind Clinton
- August 22, 2016

Trump accused Democrats of taking advantage of black voters while failing to offer them new jobs, better schools and a way out of poverty. But it is not surprising, given Trump's repeated winking to Republicans that "everything" he says "is a suggestion". (more...)
Irish Times: Police seize passports from Irish Olympic officials Irish Times: Police seize passports from Irish Olympic officials
- August 22, 2016

No further arrests were made Sunday but the OCI said additional members of its delegation have been "asked to present for questioning at a local police station on Tuesday". The ticket case has come as an embarrassment for the IOC. He has not criticized or supported the Irish official. The judge also issued the search and seizure warrant for the tickets, phones, laptops, USB drives and computers in the rooms of the OCI at the Windsor Hotel and the Olympic Village. (more...)
Trump campaign signals possible shift on immigration stance
- August 22, 2016

The manager, Kellyanne Conway, stated that he wishes only to support a plan to "enforce the law" and which is "fair and humane". Appearing on the talk show " State of the Union ", Conway was pressed on whether Trump's plans would include a " deportation force " that the candidate previously pledged to set up. (more...)
Ryan Lochte Speaks on Rio Incident in Matt Lauer Exclusive Interview
- August 22, 2016

Lochte first told TODAY's Billy Bush on Sunday that he and three of his U.S. swimming teammates were robbed at gunpoint: Gunnar Bentz , Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen. Team USA Swimmer/Regulation Hottie/Hot Mess Ryan Lochte , aka the #LochteMessMonster, was apparently out partying with two ~ladies~ the night that he lied to his mom about being robbed at gunpoint. (more...)
Corbyn refuses to say he would defend a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally
- August 22, 2016

Ms Riley added: "This result shows that the majority of Labour members in the Ribble Valley believe that Jeremy Corbyn should have the support of the party". Mr Khan, who nominated Mr Corbyn a year ago but did not vote for him, said: "Labour needs to win elections". Those calls mostly quieted following the election of Khan, the city's first Muslim mayor, in May 2016, but Corbyn again faced a mass mutiny within his party in June after Britain voted to leave the EU. (more...)

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