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Great Britain win silver in team dressage Great Britain win silver in team dressage
- August 13, 2016

The quartet of reigning Olympic individual champion Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester, Fiona Bigwood and Spencer Wilton finished second behind Germany , who landed an eighth Olympic team gold medal in the last nine Games. Dujardin, 31, had nabbed the top score in Thursday's Grand Prix on Valegro , the powerful black horse she trained. The U.S. were back in the medals thanks to a high score of 80.644 from Florida-based Laura Graves, who abandoned a career as a hair stylist to train her horse ... (more...)
As Rio relies on free labor, IOC execs get $900 per diems
- August 13, 2016

According to him, of the doping tests undertaken, around 20 are blood biological passport ones. But he didn't answer whether there have been any positive results so far. Also making history in Rio is US cyclist Kristin Armstrong , who briefly retired after the London Games but is celebrating her 43rd birthday today one gold medal richer after winning her third straight Olympic time trial. (more...)
Oil prices stable after falls Oil prices stable after falls
- August 13, 2016

The statement indicates Riyadh is anxious that oil prices could be heading back towards $40 per barrel or lower due to fears of oversupply. The Paris-based organization predicted in its Oil Market Report for August that output is likely to lag demand by nearly one million barrels a day from July to September even as OPEC producers pump at record or near record levels. (more...)
Former Kentucky standout Alex Poythress agrees to deal with NBA's Pacers Former Kentucky standout Alex Poythress agrees to deal with NBA's Pacers
- August 13, 2016

The 6-foot-8 forward went undrafted in 2016 after spending four years at Kentucky. The former University of Kentucky star will likely begin his National Basketball Association journey in the Developmental League with the Pacers' affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. (more...)
Summer Olympics: Here's the medal count after Day Six in Rio Summer Olympics: Here's the medal count after Day Six in Rio
- August 13, 2016

She's seeking to complete a sweep of the 200, 400 and 800 freestyles for the first time since the 1968 Mexico City Games. While Phelps wasn't all that persuasive when he first retired after the 2012 London Games - and, indeed, he began eyeing a return to swimming about a year later - the big hug for Schooling and the huge smile when it was done told a different story this time. (more...)
Guardiola: Barca Was A Bigger Struggle Than City
- August 13, 2016

This could be the start of an incredibly long season for Hull . Watch out for pacey striker Ahmed Musa, Leicester's club-record signing , causing defenses problems this season. Welsh worldwide Joe Allen signed for Stoke this summer from Liverpool. But, either way, I strongly believe that this is going to be the best Premier League season yet - and I can't wait for it to start. (more...)
Olympic Golf Preview: Rio 2016
- August 13, 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; General view of a flag on the Olympic golf course at Barra da Tijuca. There have been the regular posts to social media - Rickie hanging with Michael Phelps during the Opening Ceremony; Rickie holed up in the athlete's village with the US diving team; Rickie smiling for the cameras as he learns his way around the Olympic Golf Course. (more...)
Dynamic duo: Biles, Raisman go 1-2 for U.S. in women's gymnastics
- August 13, 2016

That puts Biles above many great gymnasts that Karolyi has worked with in a long and distinguished career. The gold medal was decided before the competition started. Whatever you think of the Karolyi method, it helped Biles to find what was inside of her. She's comfortable in most every setting. Boorman took a hop back, extended her left arm and made an emphatic gesture. (more...)
LeBron James Signs Landmark Deal With Cavs For 3-Year, $100M
- August 13, 2016

James left Cleveland for Miami in 2010 and returned to the Cavaliers after leading Miami to four consecutive Finals appearances. LeBron James already signed his three-year, $100 million contract to remain with the Cavs . He will sign the deal next week when he returns for his annual LeBron James Family Foundation charity event. Back-to-backs were trimmed to an average of 16.3 per team, down from 19.3 per team just two years ago. (more...)
Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) & CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO) Stocks in Focus
- August 13, 2016

The sell-side target prices range from $18 to $21. CIT Group Inc (DEL) (CIT): Average target price received by CIT Group Inc (DEL) (CIT) is $43.36 with an expected standard deviation of $9.93. The share price is now -8.86 percent versus its SMA20, -13.09 percent versus its SMA50, and -15.05 percent versus its SMA200. Underperform rating was given by 1 analyst and Outperform rating was given by 2 analysts. (more...)
Somebody already got an angry Michael Phelps death stare tattoo Somebody already got an angry Michael Phelps death stare tattoo
- August 13, 2016

Casting his mind back to the 200m butterfly final, where he finished fourth, Le Clos said he was baffled by what happened. "But look, he's still in good shape". "I definitely saw the memes beforehand, and when he sent me the photo via WhatsApp, we had a bit of a laugh about it but then pretty spontaneously made a decision to go ahead and do it", the tattoo artist revealed. (more...)
Hillary Clinton trashes Donald Trump's economic plan
- August 13, 2016

And on Friday, her vice presidential pick, Tim Kaine, followed suit, and released his tax returns for the last decade. And she claimed that Republican nominee Donald Trump's tax plan would have a negative downstream impact on healthcare. (more...)
Arsene Wenger: Paul Pogba to Manchester United 'ticks all the boxes'
- August 13, 2016

Mourinho also vowed to "protect" Pogba as he attempts to adjust to life back in England and justify his massive fee. Watching him as a youngster at United and more so at Juventus , you can see he gets up and down the football pitch. It has been well documented in recent seasons that United have lacked legs in midfield , a player to get up and down with that power through the middle. (more...)
Golfer Lahiri misses halfway cut at PGA Championship Golfer Lahiri misses halfway cut at PGA Championship
- August 13, 2016

Play is scheduled to resume at 7am Sunday (7am, Monday, Singapore time) with 49 of 86 players who made the cut yet to complete their third rounds. Whether the course will be playable by then or if more potential downpours will hold off are anyone's guesses. (more...)
Efimova points to Phelps to defend right to swim
- August 13, 2016

To King's comments, Efimova responded: "Then what would she say about Michael Phelps?". According to the Washington Post, one was for an over-the-counter supplement she claims she took without knowing that it included a banned substance for which she was suspended 16 months. (more...)
Sensational Joseph Schooling wins Singapore's first ever Olympic gold Sensational Joseph Schooling wins Singapore's first ever Olympic gold
- August 13, 2016

The Singaporean was always in control and won by 0.75 seconds from the trio of Phelps, South Africa's Chad Le Clos and Hungary's Laszlo Cseh. If the American wins that event, for his 22nd Olympic gold and 26th medal, he will become the first swimmer to win the same event at four successive Games and only the third athlete after discus thrower Al Oerter and long jumper Carl Lewis. (more...)
Rod gets last laugh at Fenway
- August 13, 2016

Never mind that in 2014, Girardi refused to hit Jeter anywhere lower than second, even though Jeter had a modest.304 on-base percentage for the season. The Mets had momentum going into extras when Kelly Johnson hit a dramatic t-run homer to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth, but that's all the Mets would get as they remain two and a half games behind the Miami Marlins for a wild card playoff berth, and a likely insurmountable ten games behind Washington for first place in the NL east. (more...)
Kenyan running coach sent home from Olympics for peeing for an athlete Kenyan running coach sent home from Olympics for peeing for an athlete
- August 13, 2016

The news comes a few days after Kenya's athletics team leader Michael Rotich was sent home and reportedly arrested after being caught on hidden camera by undercover reporters as offering to inform athletes about upcoming doping tests for 9,000 pounds sterling (11,800 dollars) for a period of three months. (more...)
Detroit Tigers beat New York Mets
- August 13, 2016

Anibal Sanchez shoots for back to back victories against the Mets who he sees for the first time since 2011. NY has lost eight of 11 games entering Sunday while Detroit has won nine of 10. "We're looking really some point in early September that we'd get him back". "There's no blame here". The important thing is for him to get healthy. Coming off a tough 3-1 loss in San Francisco on Sunday, Gonzalez (7-9) struck out seven, walked one and had five three-up, three-down innings. (more...)
Rio: US Women knocked out by Sweden
- August 13, 2016

The Swedish goaltender saved two of the five American shots, while you could only save one of the five attempts from the Swedish. Solo followed her comments with a statement to SI's Grant Wahl. It was a transparent attempt to ice Dahlkvist - just as she'd done previous year against Germany's Celia Sasic in the World Cup semifinals. She's only the second woman to sweep the three longest freestyle races at the Olympics and the first one to do it since the 1968 Mexico City Games. (more...)