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Maikel Franco: Franco's two-run blast leads Phils to victory
- August 20, 2016

As expected: Utley received a booming ovation and heroic welcome back from the Phillies faithful - and just like he did for more than a decade in front of the Philly fans, he absolutely raked - hitting two homers, one of which: a grand slam. (more...)
Women's Water Polo: US to Play Italy in Gold Medal Match
- August 20, 2016

Miller's win was one of the most dramatic moments of the Olympics so far, as she actually dove off her feet across the finish line just to finish ahead of Felix. But Sweden knocked off the Brazilians in the semifinals. Canada and Brazil face off earlier Friday for the bronze medal. Rio de Janeiro - A day after the US women's volleyball team saw its gold medal dreams end in a five-set semifinal setback, the same fate befell the men. (more...)
Brianna Rollins leads American sweep in 100 hurdles
- August 20, 2016

Three American women made Olympic history in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday, finishing first, second and third in the 100-meter hurdles. A banner night, for sure. WOMEN'S LONG JUMP: Tianna Bartoletta of the United States , a two-time world champion, finally has an Olympic gold medal, winning with a personal best of 23 feet, 5.2 inches. (more...)
Bolt wins 200m title, takes second gold at Rio Olympics
- August 20, 2016

Usain Bolt from Jamaica celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's 200-meter final, during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, Thursday, Aug. Perhaps none was bigger than Eaton's. They will also have hopes of a medal, having broken the British record last month. His last, energy-sapping burst stopped France's Kevin Mayer from a chance at a stunning victory. (more...)
Rio 2016: Ennis-Hill leads the heptathlon at the half-way mark Rio 2016: Ennis-Hill leads the heptathlon at the half-way mark
- August 20, 2016

The result ended her challenge for bronze , having seen a terrible shot put showing rule her out of gold medal contention on day one. Had Ennis-Hill won gold on Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro , it would have also have made the decision easier to walk away from the sport altogether. (more...)
Bolt makes history again with 200m win
- August 20, 2016

Bolt did a lengthy victory lap around the stadium, proudly carrying a Jamaican flag and even taking a selfie as he jubilantly celebrated the win in what he has long said is his favorite race. For all his efforts, Eaton still had a few seconds over him for the conclusive 1500m, and was the swifter runner. The Jamaican, who said in February he would retire after the 2017 World Championships, has won all eight of the Olympic finals in which he has appeared. (more...)
In Bolt's shadow, US team keeps raking in medals
- August 20, 2016

Two of the runners in the heat, Felix and Tianna Bartoletta , were part of the team that set the world record (40.82 seconds) at the 2012 Olympics in London. Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, Friday, Aug. (more...)
Arsenal to make £30m bid for Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi
- August 20, 2016

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he won't sanction a big-money signing just for the sake of it, after seeing his defensive options decimated by injuries . Arsene Wenger has admitted he is finding it "very difficult" to find quality players in the transfer market - but hasn't given up hope of doing so. (more...)
Manchester United puzzle will come together - Ibrahimovic
- August 20, 2016

Mourinho had warned supporters not to expect Pogba to "dribble five players and score a wonder goal" with his first touch. "He was fantastic", said the Portuguese. The Swede is not renowned for his modesty but did his best to share the praise. "If the team does well the individual does well, always". "He maybe got more chances in France but he was scoring more goals too so if he got four chances, he was scoring three or whatever it is". (more...)
Zac Efron Tears Up Over Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles
- August 20, 2016

She lost the chance to win a fifth gold earlier in the week when she lost her balance on the beam, a mistake that landed her in third place. Efron even tweeted about watching the Final Five performance in Rio. Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine took gold on parallel bars, followed by Leyva and David Belyavskiy of Russian Federation. Raisman said she is happy to no longer have an organized schedule and is looking forward to "doing nothing and seeing my cute little puppies". (more...)
Jose Mourinho makes honest admission about Man Utd opener
- August 20, 2016

Ibrahimovic , who also scored United's victor in the Community Shield against Leicester, did not always look comfortable against the Cherries but the 34-year-old former Sweden striker is renowned for producing individual moments of magic and he delivered again. (more...)
Boxing association removes several Olympic judges and refs Boxing association removes several Olympic judges and refs
- August 20, 2016

The decision by AIBA to boot the controversial Rio Olympic boxing judges will result in a heavy level of scrutiny of the judges tasked with scoring the many boxing matches remaining this week. The Michael Conlan vs Vladimir Nikitin bout was so lopsided it left no doubt in anybody's mind in deciding on a victor - except for the judges who are now the subject of controversy. (more...)
NYPD rescues lost dog from Gravesend Bay, police say NYPD rescues lost dog from Gravesend Bay, police say
- August 20, 2016

Miguel Vazquez and his brother Francisco think the dog got spooked by storms the night before, squeezed through a fence, and took off. The NYPD Special Ops Twitter account wrote on Friday: 'This morning #Harbor #SCUBA pulled this dog from the waters of Gravesend Bay. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp will wait to decide on transfers Jurgen Klopp will wait to decide on transfers
- August 20, 2016

With no one left to play in defense; Wenger was forced to pair Calum Chambers and Rob Holding in the heart of the defense which was vulnerable to Liverpool's incessant attack. "It felt for everybody in this moment: "that's it". The manager had a few words for us at half-time and we came out brilliantly. The Wales global, 25, was one of the Arsenal contingent to arrive later to pre-season due to his Euro 2016 exploits with Wales. (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino: Andros Townsend's Tottenham exit was nothing personal Mauricio Pochettino: Andros Townsend's Tottenham exit was nothing personal
- August 20, 2016

With Dembele often experiencing knocks, and Tottenham struggling to bring in a forward-thinking midfielder who can deputise for him, this tactical switch would mean Pochettino has to make minimal adjustments to a style of play that he favours and is also something that has worked well in the past. (more...)
Keenan Lewis says goodbye to New Orleans Keenan Lewis says goodbye to New Orleans
- August 20, 2016

Lewis was guaranteed the final three years of his contract last offseason by the Saints, and missed all but six games last year with a hip injury. "I would like to thank New Orleans and all my fans. The Saints couldn't have asked for a better deal his first two seasons. It appears the Saints have chose to part ways with cornerback Keenan Lewis . (more...)
What time does Usain Bolt run the 4x100-meter relay Friday night?
- August 20, 2016

And Germany beat Sweden 2-1 for the nation's first Olympic gold in women's soccer, a title the US women were expected to win. At center top Connor Fields of the United States. The U.S. will play Australia or Serbia on Sunday for the gold. In what is likely his final Olympic run, Usain Bolt did what he always does, blow away the field. (more...)
Sri Lanka whitewash Australia after Rangana Herath takes seven wickets Sri Lanka whitewash Australia after Rangana Herath takes seven wickets
- August 20, 2016

Kusal Perera (24) fell to Jon Holland while Mitchell Starc dismissed Kusal Mendis (18) leg before to claim his 24th wicket in an otherwise spinner-dominated series. The teams now play five One-Day Internationals with the first of those games on August 21, at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo . In the Galle Test, he picked up six wickets but it was in the third Test in Colombo where he picked up match figures of 13/145 to give Sri Lanka their first series win against Australia after ... (more...)
Sakshi Malik wins bronze at Rio Olympics: Twitter reactions Sakshi Malik wins bronze at Rio Olympics: Twitter reactions
- August 20, 2016

Censorious as a billion-plus Indians were as they waited for the breakthrough in Rio, their delighted reaction to Sakshi's win was sensational. In a letter addressed to the wrestler, Air India said that her victory made them proud and happy. (more...)
Diesel says 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to be in next 'Avengers' film Diesel says 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to be in next 'Avengers' film
- August 20, 2016

In a live Facebook Q&A live stream overnight, franchise star Vin Diesel revealed that he and the rest of the Guardians will be popping up in 2018's Avengers: Infinity War , to assist in the hard work of guarding and/or avenging stuff. "There's certainly cross-pollination between characters and some story-arcs, but you know, the first movie is very clearly Avengers: Infinity War and, in time, we will reveal what the second film is..." But given how Guardians of the Galaxy told its own ... (more...)

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