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Denny Hamlin Wins Cheez-It 355 At Watkins Glen Despite Back Spasms Denny Hamlin Wins Cheez-It 355 At Watkins Glen Despite Back Spasms
- August 14, 2016

There were eight cautions and two red flags in the sold out grandstand Sunday event. Hamlin had taken the lead three laps earlier when Keselowski and Kyle Busch drove too hard and went wide into Turn 1 on a restart. "Let them make the mistakes", Keselowski said before the final restart. It was an ending befitting a race track accustomed to wild racing. "Simple as that. (more...)
Champions Leicester stunned by Hull in Premier League opener Champions Leicester stunned by Hull in Premier League opener
- August 14, 2016

Snodgrass's second-half strike sealed the points for City after Riyad Mahrez's controversial penalty had cancelled out Adama Diomande's opening goal. A second-half strike from Robert Snodgrass proved the difference, the Scotland worldwide drove a shot in the back of the net after Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel carelessly gave away possession. (more...)
Almaz Ayana smashes 10000m world record! Who is Almaz Ayana?
- August 14, 2016

Ayana , who shaved an incredible 50 seconds off her 10,000-meter debut time that she ran only two months earlier at the Ethiopian Olympic Trials, cut more than 14 seconds off a 23-year-old world record. "My doping is my training, my doping is Jesus - otherwise I'm crystal clear". Wang's 1993 record broke the previous mark by almost 42 seconds. She came to the Rio Games thinking a time of 30:20 would be good enough for the medals podium. (more...)
Olympics: Simone Biles easily wins all-around gold
- August 14, 2016

When she was 5 or 6, her grandparents, Ronald and Nellie Biles, adopted her and her younger sister, Adria, and they moved to Texas. In an interview following her unforgettable performance, Biles poignantly remarked on how she should be viewed instead. (more...)
Rio Olympics 2016: Cate and Bronte in 50m freestyle final
- August 14, 2016

The Americans finished in three minutes, 27.95 seconds, an Olympic record, to win by 1.29 seconds. "I'm not going four more years and I'm standing by that", he said. Monica Puig won Puerto Rico's first gold medal in any sport in Olympic history, upsetting Angelique Kerber in the women's tennis singles final at the Rio Games. (more...)
Von Miller: Not mentally ready to play preseason opener
- August 14, 2016

Like first preseason games, your tackling's not as crisp as it should be. "Trevor is in command of what we do", Kubiak said, accoridng to Jhabvala. Sanchez went 7-of-8 passing for 83 yards, with the 32-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas on the Broncos' opening drive - a 10-play affair that used up the opening 5 minutes, 28 seconds. (more...)
Rivals are scared of title talk, says Jose Mourinho
- August 14, 2016

Mata faces a huge season as he bids to prove his worth under Mourinho, having helped United win the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal last season. The Englishman is tipped for great success in his career, and he will have to deliver for Bournemouth, sooner rather than later, to justify his £15 million (roughly $19 million) price tag. (more...)
Kaka: Kaka: "It's a lot of pressure on Pogba for sure"
- August 14, 2016

Pogba signed for United for £89 million ($115 million) on Tuesday, but will have to wait to make his debut after the FA named the France global as one of four players who will be suspended for the opening weekend. Asked at his pre-match press conference when he found out, Mourinho said: "Two days ago". "I knew the situation with the yellow cards but I didn't know at that time if an accumulation of yellow cards (in Italy) would bring a player suspension (in England). (more...)
"Sluggish" Bolt blames early start for 100m Olympic stroll
- August 14, 2016

Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, cruised into the Rio Games 100m track semis overnight, to open his campaign to become the first athlete in Olympic history to win the same three events for a record third consecutive time. "You can't forget any race". He'll be an old man by athlete standards by then, but it goes to show how much of a brand he's created for himself! And it's not even that you're running late. (more...)
Swimming - Cate Campbell fastest in 100 freestyle heats Swimming - Cate Campbell fastest in 100 freestyle heats
- August 14, 2016

Deep down, both sisters have surely had dreams of standing together on the Rio podium, arm in arm, each with a medal around her neck. Earlier in the night Mitch Larkin claimed silver for Australia in the men's 200m backstroke. Cate finished sixth, while Bronte was in fourth place. Well done, Cate and Bronte! But it wasn't enough. Blume had the fastest time in the semifinals, at 24.28, while Campbell came in with a time of 24.32 seconds. (more...)
Ledecky smashes 800m swim record to claim freestyle treble Ledecky smashes 800m swim record to claim freestyle treble
- August 14, 2016

Turns out, the less-than-glittering times at the USA trials were no indication of how fast they would swim once they got to the big stage. Four seconds, five seconds, six. Justin Gatlin, the sprinter considered the best threat to stop Bolt, won gold at the 2004 Olympics. - The U.S. fencing team has won bronze in men's foil, its first medal in the event since 1932. (more...)
Sanchez makes good case for QB job, Broncos beat Bears 22-0 Sanchez makes good case for QB job, Broncos beat Bears 22-0
- August 14, 2016

I would give the edge to the Bears defense, especially since the offense managed to put up zero points against all strings of the Broncos defense. On the flip side Sanchez did throw an INT, Finishing his night 10 for 13 for 99 yards a TD and a Int. (more...)
Joseph Schooling's gold medal comes with a ridiculous payday
- August 14, 2016

Joseph Schooling of Singapore topped the 100 fly heats in 51.41. He has 12 Olympic medals , six gold, and sits only behind Phelps in terms of being the most successful male swimmer in Olympic history. Walsh Jennings plods along toward a potential record-setting fourth straight Olympic gold medal when she and Ross face either a Polish or Australian pair in the quarterfinals Sunday. (more...)
US landmark arrives: 1000 Summer Olympic gold medals US landmark arrives: 1000 Summer Olympic gold medals
- August 14, 2016

Blume gave Denmark its first Olympic swimming victory in 68 years by touching first in the 50-meter freestyle Saturday, denying Simone Manuel a second gold medal. No other athlete in any sport has more than nine gold medals. In London, she swam this relay with Rebecca Soni, Allison Schmitt, and Bonnie Franklin. (more...)
Orioles Back in First in AL East With Win Over Giants Orioles Back in First in AL East With Win Over Giants
- August 14, 2016

In the top of the third, Manny Machado hit a bullet single to left and Trumbo followed with a nine-pitch battle that culminated with him mashing a Cain fastball well over the left-field wall. He stranded six baserunners.NOTES: In a ceremony several hours before the night game, the Giants unveiled a larger-than-life (9-foot) bronze statue of RHP Gaylord Perry outside of AT&T Park. (more...)
I'm ready to retire, says Phelps I'm ready to retire, says Phelps
- August 14, 2016

And while Phelps' loss left the fans in shock, fellow US swimmer Katie Ledecky got them on their feet again with another dominating performance, handily breaking the world record in the 800 freestyle. The winning time was 50.39 seconds. That's what happened in 2012, when Canada's Derek Drouin, Britain's Robbie Grabarz and Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim won high jump bronze. (more...)
Rain Chances on the Way Down for the Weekend Rain Chances on the Way Down for the Weekend
- August 14, 2016

Mostly cloudy skies. Southwest winds 5-10 miles per hour. Southeast winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. Sunday will feature some clouds, but a bit more sunshine and fewer showers. Mostly cloudy skies. South wind 5 miles per hour. The weather gradually improves over the weekend, with increasing amounts of sun and fewer showers and thunderstorms. (more...)
Out of options, Olympic officials will drain green pool Out of options, Olympic officials will drain green pool
- August 14, 2016

Water from the center's practice pool will be drained to fill the water polo competition pool, organizers said. The operation should be finished by 7:00 am on Sunday, Nascimento said - four hours before synchronised swimming gets underway with the duets free routine. (more...)
Bradley Wiggins: Cyclist wins gold to become Britain's most decorated Olympian
- August 14, 2016

They won seven of the 10 track cycling events in London and already have two after two days in Rio following the men's team sprint triumph on Thursday when Jason Kenny took his Olympic gold medal haul to four. In a mutual love-in, Wiggins played fulsome tribute to Clancy as the consummate track bike rider, acknowledging that the big stars of the road will always getting the attention and big salaries. (more...)
Farewell day for Michael Phelps at Rio; Bolt heating up Farewell day for Michael Phelps at Rio; Bolt heating up
- August 14, 2016

She is the future of swimming. Earlier, Schooling beat Phelps in the semifinals as well. He was inspired to aim for the Olympics as a six-year-old after a dinner conversation about his grand-uncle, Lloyd Valberg, a former national high-jumper who was also Singapore's first Olympian, according to local media reports. (more...)