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Garibotti, Italy advance to women's water polo final Garibotti, Italy advance to women's water polo final
- August 18, 2016

Steffens leads all women's players with 16 goals, and is converting 72.7 percent of her shots. The U.S.is looking to become the first women's water polo team to win back-to-back gold medals. "Now we don't want to stop (this) dream". "It's going to be a physical battle", Bianconi said through a translator, "so we need to be very, very focused and do exactly what we have worked on our whole season". (more...)
Man City fullback Sagna: Guardiola trusts his players
- August 18, 2016

Guardiola called the midfielder a "fantastic player" after Man City's 5-0 thrashing of Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League playoff first-leg match on Tuesday, when Sterling set up two goals and looked risky both on and off the ball. "And I just realized in the last day before that I was going to start it". Toure, who played under Guardiola when the pair were at Barcelona, has won both Spanish Liga and the English Premier League twice, as well as the UEFA Champions League with the ... (more...)
Paul Pierce back with Clippers for 19th National Basketball Association season, sources say Paul Pierce back with Clippers for 19th National Basketball Association season, sources say
- August 18, 2016

With so many changes in rosters on various teams, I imagine Pierce being intrigued by this. For a moment this summer, many believed that we had seen the last of Paul Pierce in the National Basketball Association. According to a report from Orange County Register's Dan Woike , however, Pierce will postpone Celtics fans' nostalgia trip for one more season - the 38-year-old reportedly plans to return for one more season with the Los Angeles Clippers. (more...)
Koeman feels justified in asking for patience at Everton
- August 18, 2016

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said he wanted to "kill" his players and himself after Spurs picked up two points from their final four matches of last term, culminating in a humiliating 5-1 defeat at relegated Newcastle, to slip behind rivals Arsenal for the 19th consecutive campaign. (more...)
Former Bulldog Miller "Dives" for Olympic Track Gold
- August 18, 2016

When I was on the ground I didn't know I'd won. "I just tried to give all I had", Miller told USA Today . Running in lane 4, while Miller was a bit ahead, on the outside, lane 7. Miller, 22, finished second to Felix at the World Championships in Beijing in 2015 and had a decent lead with 50 metres remaining. With a second-place finish, she did miss out on become the first track and field athlete to win five gold medals overall. (more...)
Father: Ryan Lochte back in U.S.; Rio judge orders passports held Father: Ryan Lochte back in U.S.; Rio judge orders passports held
- August 18, 2016

As for where the swimmers are now, the U.S. Olympic Committee says Lochte and Feigen left the Olympic Village along with the rest of the swim team, following the end of their competitions in Rio. He also said that the ambush had happened after they stopped at a gas station to use the bathrooms. The elder Lochte also said that his son had called him from the United States upon his return from Rio. (more...)
Brazil keeps hopes alive with win over Nigeria Brazil keeps hopes alive with win over Nigeria
- August 18, 2016

The USA-Argentina victor will face the Spain-France victor in Friday's semifinals. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP ) - Together, they helped shove the USA from the top of the world in men's basketball . "In our situation, it's kind of easy, we hope they ( Argentina ) win", he said. "I'm comfortable with us as a team right now", U.S. guard Paul George said. (more...)
LeMahieu's on-base streak ends at 10 plate appearances
- August 18, 2016

But in the bottom of the frame, the Rockies chased Strasburg with an RBI triple by Parra, who now has four RBIs in the game , and a run-scoring single from Ben Paulsen. Two batters later, with the Rockies up 4-2, pinch-hitter David Dahl hit a two-run double to left. Washington starter Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs in three innings but didn't return to the mound after the delay. (more...)
LeBron James Took 5000 Kids to Cedar Point Amusement Park LeBron James Took 5000 Kids to Cedar Point Amusement Park
- August 18, 2016

It's all part of a five-year partnership with the amusement park and the LeBron James Family Foundation . On Tuesday , the National Basketball Association champ hosted 5,000 kids and their families on his annual trip to Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio as part of James' " I Promise " education initiative. (more...)
Cubs' La Stella to report to Double-A Cubs' La Stella to report to Double-A
- August 18, 2016

For the time being, the Cubs called up reliever Spencer Patton to replace Coghlan, but they'd been looking for a left-handed bat on the waiver wire in the event La Stella didn't return. I like him in the clubhouse, I like his personality here. On the surface, it appears we handled everything well. But listen, I think he probably needed to get away and clear his head. (more...)
Cubs sweep Brewers at Wrigley
- August 18, 2016

The Brewers avoided the double shutout with two down in the ninth on a solo homerun into the basket in left by Hernan Perez , off of Travis Wood. RHP Chase Anderson , who was hit in the left quadriceps by Bryant's comebacker Tuesday, said he felt much better and would play light catch and evaluate from there. (more...)
Lawyer expects no new accusations against Klishina after 2016 Olympics
- August 18, 2016

Klishina was the only one of 68 Russians cleared to participate in Rio by the IAAF, largely because she has been based outside Russia for the past three years. The 25-year-old Russian long jumper and professional model is a permanent resident of the United States. When does qualifying begin for the women's long jump? "This decision proves that justice can be fair", Interfax quoted Vitaly Mutko as saying. (more...)
Insane stat highlights historical dominance of Michael Phelps
- August 18, 2016

With five gold medals and one silver medal in Rio, Phelps even managed to best his efforts four years ago in London where he collected four gold medals and two silvers. Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medalist, won one gold medal here in Rio as part of the 4x200 freestyle relay. "That is my home, that's where I grew up, that's where I learned how to swim", said Phelps. (more...)
Pham, Gyorko homer as Cards beat Astros Pham, Gyorko homer as Cards beat Astros
- August 18, 2016

St. Louis Cardinals' Jedd Gyorko (3) celebrates his three-run home run off Houston Astros relief ... The results haven't been what Keuchel has wanted in the past month - he's just 1-3 in his last six starts - but he's been much better since his early struggles. (more...)
Rio Olympics 2016: Simone Biles, Danell Leyva highlight Gymnastics Gala
- August 18, 2016

A three-time world champion in the floor exercise, Biles was joined on the podium by USA captain Aly Raisman (15.500) who took silver and Britain's Amy Tinkler (14.933) in third place. It was also the highest score of her four floor performances over the past 10 days. Audience were motivate her with complex tumbling passes, and her gasps of admiration, as she balanced her entire body on a single right toes while spinning around twice and people were noisy as she bounced her bottom off ... (more...)
Jamaica's Fraser-Pryce embarks on triple quest
- August 18, 2016

What was billed as one of the most competitive finals in the history of the event turned into something of a non-race. Yet Thompson - the fastest woman in the world in 2016 - was arguably the most impressive qualifier, as she matched Fraser-Pryce's time easily, the United States' English Gardner (10.90) also progressing comfortably. (more...)
Five reasons why Arsenal's transfer policy is the way it is
- August 18, 2016

Meanwhile, Wenger believes his charges have every chance of making the upcoming season one to remember. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said it was too early to know the full extent of the problem, but the Frenchman was clearly concerned about the health of his central defender. (more...)
Bolt vows to achieve sprint treble Bolt vows to achieve sprint treble
- August 18, 2016

Usain Bolt took another step in his quest for an unprecedented sprint "triple triple" when he safely negotiated the first round of the 200m on Tuesday. The injury had forced Bolt to skip the national Olympic trials in Jamaica. "I love running, love competition and it is always good being up there with the big guys". (more...)
Per Mertesacker named Arsenal club captain - despite facing four months out injured Per Mertesacker named Arsenal club captain - despite facing four months out injured
- August 18, 2016

Wenger also has the likes of Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny to choice from in the heart of his team. "I think it is absolutely natural to be [him]", Wenger told Arsenal's official website . Arsenal begin their Premier League campaign at home against Liverpool tomorrow. Fan feeling will always be mixed but it appears that while there are some Arsenal fans who might have gone another way, the general consensus is that Cazorla will make a fine captain. (more...)
Rivals question Britain's Olympic track cycling dominance
- August 18, 2016

If they were a country, their five golds would now put them 13th in the medal table - above Spain, New Zealand and hosts Brazil. The enigmatic Sir Bradley Wiggins became the first Brit to win eight Olympic medals after claiming gold with the men's team pursuit squad on August 13. (more...)