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Alex Rodriguez, Yankee Tripper, Took More from Baseball Than He Ever Gave Alex Rodriguez, Yankee Tripper, Took More from Baseball Than He Ever Gave
- August 14, 2016

Rodriguez entered Sunday with a career batting average of.295, with 3,113 hits and 696 home runs (fourth-most all time) as a member of the Mariners, Rangers, and Yankees over a 22-year major league career. Now he gets one last week as an active player with the Yankees. He hit.250 with 33 homers and 86 RBIs overall. "And his baseball mind is unbelievable", said Sabathia, who could see A-Rod fitting well into a broadcast booth, as he did during Fox's postseason coverage last fall. (more...)
Gabriella Taylor: Experts cast doubt on tennis 'poisoning'
- August 14, 2016

She was later diagnosed with a rare strain of leptospirosis - a bacteria which can be transmitted through rat urine. "The bacteria the infection team found is so rare in Britain that we feel this could not have been an accident". The infection usually causes mild flu-like symptoms but can also lead to organ failure and internal bleeding in some cases. Prof Elizabeth Wellington, an environmental microbiologist at the University of Warwick, said it would require a high level of expertise to ... (more...)
James Schooling halts Michael Phelps' golden run
- August 14, 2016

Expected to medal in the 200 individual medley Thursday night, he finished fifth ( Michael Phelps won). Much is made of Phelps' remarkable medal haul and his constant domination of his own sport, not to mention the numerous world records he's broken. (more...)
Rio Olympics: Can you tie for a gold medal in swimming? Rio Olympics: Can you tie for a gold medal in swimming?
- August 14, 2016

Japan also strengthened its hold on third place in the medal standings, securing four more medals for a grand total of 22 with seven gold. Saturday could be Michael Phelps's last time in an Olympic competition. "You know, for my first Olympic experience just coming away with any medal is an absolutely phenomenal thing, and for me to come away with the very first gold medal in Rio 2016, for the United States of America, at 19 years old, is incredible!" The Chinese pairing of Cao Yuan ... (more...)
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's United Kingdom visa rejected Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's United Kingdom visa rejected
- August 14, 2016

There are reports that the recent changes had made securing a United Kingdom visa a more complex and onerous task. Khan has performed many times in Britain and he was to form at the Darbar Festival which is dedicated to Bhai Gurmit Singh Ji Virdee (1937-2005), to be held in the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, on September 17 and 18. (more...)
Simone squared: Gymnast Biles and swimmer Manuel both win Olympic gold
- August 14, 2016

A day after Biles won Olympic all-around gold, Aimee Boorman said Biles will be busy for a while with post-Olympic events. Raisman rose to the podium alongside compatriot and gold medal victor Simone Biles and bronze medallist Aliya Mustafina, the Russian rival that had prevailed in the tiebreak for the bronze in London. (more...)
Michael Phelps wins silver in 100 butterfly
- August 14, 2016

In just one performance, Singapore's Joseph Schooling beat swimming great Michael Phelps , took home his city state's first Olympic gold medal and became an instant millionaire. The race will also be long remembered for a three-way dead-heat for second. Michael Phelps has stated that Rio 2016 will be his last Olympics. All 3 had identical finishing times of 51.14. (more...)
Gold sees Wiggins become most successful GB Olympian Gold sees Wiggins become most successful GB Olympian
- August 14, 2016

Not only that but the Wiggins, Ed Clancy , Steven Burke and Owain Doull set broke the world record twice, also smashing their own London 2012 mark while demolishing New Zealand to reach the final. "To sit here 16 years on with five gold medals myself, I never imagined that for one minute". "It was never about that for me", Wiggins said, his new medal dangling from his neck. (more...)
Schooling stuns Phelps to win Singapore's first ever gold
- August 14, 2016

Singapore has spent millions trying to win more medals at the Olympics, including offering a Foreign Sports Talent program which grants promising foreign athletes citizenship, as well as a $743,494.42 prize for gold medals. Stanford's Manuel actually tied for the gold with Canada's Penny Oleksiak, age 16. He also broke two Asian records. Phelps' mother, Debbie, sounded bullish on her son competing in what would be his sixth Olympics where he'd be 35 years old. (more...)
Leicester City's shock loss to Hull created some unwanted Premier League history Leicester City's shock loss to Hull created some unwanted Premier League history
- August 14, 2016

The Toffees began without the injured Romelu Lukaku but took the lead when Ross Barkley's free-kick beat Hugo Lloris as the England midfielder scored for the first time since February. But looking to thwart him will be defender Wes Morgan who had been in blistering form last season and was pivotal to Leicester's success in maintaining a stubborn high work-rate back line. (more...)
Olympics primetime: What's coming up and how to watch Olympics primetime: What's coming up and how to watch
- August 14, 2016

History will be made as USA team member Ibtihaj Muhammad becomes the first American to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab. As rugby sevens makes its Olympic debut, the Americans seek to make history in Rio. At the top of the bill is at 10 p.m., with Brazil vs. Colombia. Host Brazil plays the US men at 10:35 p.m. Their first gold medal four years ago came on day five, prompting a flood of podium success. (more...)
Jessica Ennis-Hill hopes 'Super Saturday' can be repeated in Rio Jessica Ennis-Hill hopes 'Super Saturday' can be repeated in Rio
- August 14, 2016

There was even better news for Ennis-Hill with key rival, Canada's world No. 1 Brianne Theisen-Eaton, only managing 13.18secs, well down on her best this year. KJT , as she is affectionately known, may well be disappointed with her time of 13.48, finishing the event in eleventh. Physically, I'm going to have to be at the best I've been for the past four years. (more...)
Rio Olympics Golf da Silvas Help Rio Olympics Golf da Silvas Help
- August 14, 2016

Sergio Garcia of Spain and Bernd Wiesberger of Austria taking photos of a capybara on the 5th hole during a practice at Olympic Golf Course on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. "It really was a "baby steps" kind of thing", Edmondson said. The 19-year-old gymnast was adopted by her maternal grandfather, Ron Biles, and his wife, Nellie, after spending time in foster care. (more...)
West Brom accept bid for James Chester from Aston Villa
- August 14, 2016

The duo are surplus to requirements at Liverpool with Klopp able to call on Divock Origi, Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings, who is working his way back to fitness. When we saw him walk out of the stadium on crutches it was bad. When Mili says it's painful then it's painful. We have to see. We have to wait a little but it's possible he can be involved. (more...)
Rio Olympics: Shooter Gurpreet Singh fails to qualify for 25m pistol event Rio Olympics: Shooter Gurpreet Singh fails to qualify for 25m pistol event
- August 14, 2016

Mairaj, who shot a total of 121, along with four other shooters required a shoot-off for the final two spots to reach the semi-finals at the Olympic Shooting Centre. He registered a total score of 72 (24, 25, 23) from three sets. Of the five shooters involved in the shoot-off, only two - Gabriele Rossetti (Italy) and Jesper Hansen (Denmark) - made the semi-finals. (more...)
With two Olympic golds, gymnast Simone Biles also wears crown
- August 14, 2016

The pressure is gone. Dynamic on vault. Effortless on beam. Jaw-dropping on floor. Brilliant all over. For me, the first Olympic champion and the last Olympic champion they are together. That meant sustaining her levels for four years, a stretch that is beyond most elite gymnasts but not Biles. After all, she had won the event back in 2012. (more...)
Hope Solo calls Sweden 'cowards' after they beat United States in soccer