Sport


Can Ledecky win in women's 800-meter freestyle?
- August 13, 2016

She is widely expected to win another gold in the 800m freestyle on Friday. Only two athletes, discus thrower Al Oerter and long jumper Carl Lewis, ever have managed the feat. "It's all just about doing my best every time". Ledecky finished well before Jazz Carlin of Britain touched the wall for silver. I'm finally believing in myself and stick to the race plan. (more...)
Holt sparks 8th inning rally as Reds beat Cardinals 7-4
- August 13, 2016

The Cardinals , for the second time on Tuesday saw night, saw fit to walk Cincinnati speedster Billy Hamilton to start an inning. Eugenio Suarez's solo homer in the fourth for the Reds was his first since July 25. Six years ago, the Cardinals and Reds got into an infamous brawl in Cincinnati sparked by comments made by Brandon Phillips about the St. Louis organization. (more...)
Champions Leicester fire Premier League starting gun
- August 13, 2016

However, the 64-year-old expects Manchester United , Chelsea and Manchester City to mount strong challenges after Leicester finished 10 points clear in 2015-16. "Also you have to improve your experience in Champions League ", he added. Midfielder Jake Livermore will deputise in defence against Leicester but, with goalkeeper Allan McGregor and right-back Moses Odubajo also ruled out by injuries, Phelan appealed to the club to help alleviate the drastic shortage of players available to him. (more...)
Bilic: West Ham No Longer Want Lacazette Bilic: West Ham No Longer Want Lacazette
- August 13, 2016

Argentine striker Jonathan Calleri has moved to West Ham United on a season-long loan from Deportivo Maldonado , the Premier League side confirmed on Thursday. Ayew scored 60 goals in 202 games for Marseille, winning the Coupe de la Ligue twice amidst his time at Stade Velodrome. We lost some players as well. (more...)
Simone Manuel becomes first African American woman to win swim gold
- August 13, 2016

She has now collected four medals from Rio - the most by a Canadian at a summer Games - winning a 4x100m freestyle bronze on the opening day of the competition, followed by a 100m butterfly silver and another bronze in the 4x200m freestyle. (more...)
Leslie Jones Meets Olympians Simone Biles and Aly Raisman in Rio
- August 13, 2016

Dynamic on vault. Effortless on beam. Jaw-dropping on floor. Brilliant all over. Previously, Biles's biggest win was by 1.083 points at the 2015 World Championships. It's not a coincidence. And she has now won every major gymnastics competition by a wide margin since the summer of 2013. Biles' talent is unmistakable, but it took time to harness. (more...)
The Joker is mild in lame 'Squad'
- August 13, 2016

The images come from the Suicide Squad art of the movie book which makes a great companion to the film as it contains loads of extras. I think, given the opportunity, they might just buck authority on principle. He also pointed out that Harley and the Joker's ( Jared Leto ) storyline can actually open doors for other arcs to be created. We've had enough superhero films - so why not let the villains have their day at the movies? If there would be chances for the Suicide Squad ... (more...)
Watch a teenage Michael Phelps talk about his dream of winning gold
- August 13, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Joseph Schooling won the men's 100 metres butterfly final on Friday to secure Singapore's first Olympic gold medal and deny Michael Phelps a 23rd in the last individual race of the American's extraordinary career. Japan's Kosuke Hagino took the silver, while China's Wang Shun claimed the bronze. But Phelps was in a league of his own. Friday evening also showcases three more finals races beginning with the women's 200-meter backstroke. (more...)
Ashwin to the rescue for India
- August 13, 2016

Saha's partnership with Ashwin was a new Indian record for the wicket in Tests against the West Indies , eclipsing the 170 posted by Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri in 1983 in Chennai. They were helped in this endeavour by some wayward bowling from Cummins and Gabriel, while skipper Jason Holder (0-34) himself wasn't too penetrative either. (more...)
Armstrong wins third straight Olympic women's time trial
- August 13, 2016

Armstrong said the push for this gold medal was "the most hard journey" of the three, but it ended in sweet fashion with a hug from Lucas. In joining speedskater Bonnie Blair as the only American women to win three gold medals in the same event at any Olympics, Armstrong fended off Zabelinskaya (44:31.97) and road race gold medalist Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands (44:37.80). (more...)
'I thank the Lord': Fiji captain after Olympic gold
- August 13, 2016

Britain skipper Tom Mitchell kicked off the first rugby sevens final in Olympic history, but it was Fiji who were rapidly into their stride as their captain Osea Kolinisau pounced for an opening try after appearing on an unmarked overlap. (more...)
Michael Phelps breaks 2000-year-old Olympic record Michael Phelps breaks 2000-year-old Olympic record
- August 13, 2016

The win gives Phelps an unprecedented 13th individual Olympic victory (which is to say, not counting his relay wins), one more than Leonidas' 12 individual victories. He finished second in his semi-final to qualify fifth fastest for Friday's final. Ryan Lochte was left in his wake every time. Leading at the midway point, Lochte faded to fifth — almost 3 seconds behind the victor. (more...)
Second gold for peerless Biles in Rio
- August 13, 2016

In September, we will be expanding to Detroit (my hometown) to provide high quality gymnastics to the youth that deserve the opportunity to learn and benefit from this great Olympic sport. Women's gymnastics crowned a new queen B. "I think everything hit me at once", Biles said. Biles, 19, wowed the crowd earlier in the week, securing team gold for the US with a near-flawless samba-themed performance on the floor that included a ideal execution of the gravity-defying "Biles flip". (more...)
Five things to watch at Olympics on Friday Five things to watch at Olympics on Friday
- August 13, 2016

The three-time all-around world champion took the gold medal with a total score of 62.198 points. "You never know the feeling until it hits you", said Biles, who became the first reigning world champion in the women's individual all-around to claim the Olympic title in the same event since 1996, when Lilia Podkopayeva from Ukraine triumphed. (more...)
Rio Olympics: Swiss cyclist Cancellara wins gold in men's time trial
- August 13, 2016

A civil engineer by training - she wrote her PhD thesis on centrifuge modelling of ground improvement for double porosity clay - she retired from professional cycling shortly after coming fifth in the London Olympics and switched to long distance triathlon, where she annihilated the competition in her first race. (more...)
LeBron James praises Simone Manuel on winning Olympic gold LeBron James praises Simone Manuel on winning Olympic gold
- August 13, 2016

Katie Ledecky, Women's 400m Freestyle - Ledecky's quest to go four-for-four in her swimming events got off to a flying start on Sunday, when she smashed her own world record time and beat the rest of the field by five seconds. "They might develop a love for the sport, but the most important issue for me is that all minorities need to be water safe and not be afraid of the water". (more...)
Confused broadcaster says Lochte, not Phelps, wins 200m medley
- August 13, 2016

Thursday night marked the fourth time Phelps won the 200-meter individual medley. Friendly rival Ryan Lochte told Matt Lauer of NBC's The Today Show that he and Phelps will be both back in 2020. Between them, Lochte and Phelps have won the 200 I.M.at 13 of the last 14 major global meets, while Phelps has taken gold in the event in the past four Olympics . (more...)
Shipley turns in dominant effort as Diamondbacks rout Mets Shipley turns in dominant effort as Diamondbacks rout Mets
- August 13, 2016

The Diamondbacks also stole five bases, with a double steal setting up Bourn's two-run liner that erased a 3-2 deficit. "Starting tomorrow we're going to get after it", Collins said to the media. I know hitting's hard, believe me. The Diamondbacks' bullpen continued the strong play, and in the final five innings allowed three hits and just one walk. (more...)
Wenger rules out prospect of Arsenal signing a new striker
- August 13, 2016

Mertesacker is unlikely to play again in 2016after suffering a knee injury during pre-season, while Gabriel suffered a foot problem during the win over Manchester City - ruling him out for six weeks. The Frenchman is hoping to complete a deal to sign centre-back Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia in the coming days but said he "cannot tell" journalists any more on the topic until there is an agreement in place between the two parties. (more...)
Marlins Held Scoreless, Drop Series to Giants
- August 13, 2016

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford hits a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Miami . The Giants never gave him a shot to win. The Giants defeated the Marlins 1-0. Anderson (7-10) allowed two runs and six hits over 51/3 innings. When it happened I and many others immediately joked on Twitter that, hey, if it's a matter of the strike zone, it's hard to find a better authority than Barry Bonds. (more...)

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