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Michael Phelps ties 2168-year-old record Michael Phelps ties 2168-year-old record
- August 21, 2016

Ryan Lochte believes he will need a ideal performance in order to defeat Michael Phelps in Thursday's 200 metre individual medley at Rio 2016. This was a fast race - Phelps clocked it at 1:54.66, less than a second off the world record - and it took place in front of a boisterous and enthusiastic crowd. (more...)
In Bolt's shadow, U.S. team keeps raking in medals
- August 21, 2016

The British team of Asha Philip, Desiree Henry, Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita came third to take their country's first medal in this event since 1984. "Adversity sometimes makes you stronger", she said. She entered the games as one of six women to have won four golds in track and field. "When you're seeing your team is going out there and setting the pace and bringing back medals to the village, the atmosphere speaks for itself", said Tony McQuay, a member of the 4x400 relay. (more...)
Olympic Teammate Says Devon Allen Should Put Football First
- August 21, 2016

A day after Brazil won its first swimming medal of the games - a bronze in the women's open water event - the men take to the sewage-filled waters off Copacabana beach for their 10K race. Jutanugarn is a four-time victor coming off her first major at the Women's British Open. One of the feel-good moments in Rio occurred in the 5,000 when American Abbey D'Agostino's was involved in a chain-reaction tumble Tuesday with New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin and, instead of running off, D'Agostino helped ... (more...)
Puig downs Kerber to secure Puerto Rico's first Gold
- August 21, 2016

Monica Puig defeated World No. 2 and second sed Angelique Kerber to become Puerto Rico's first female and gold medalist at the Olympics. "What bothered me was some of the things people were saying to me". Petra Kvitova won the bronze after beating Madison Keys of the USA 7-5, 2-6, 6-2. Del Potro, who earned a bronze for Argentina four years ago, will add a silver or gold to that after advancing to the Rio de Janeiro Games final by coming back to stun the third-seeded Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 ... (more...)
South Korea's Park wins gold medal South Korea's Park wins gold medal
- August 21, 2016

Now comes the real test. At 16 under for the tournament, Park was 5 shots clear of silver medalist and world No. 1 Lydia Ko , who birdied the last hole to shoot 69 and finish one stroke ahead of bronze medalist Shanshan Feng, who shot 69. (more...)
Bolt gets gold No. 9 with runaway win Bolt gets gold No. 9 with runaway win
- August 21, 2016

Two days shy of his 30th birthday, Bolt anchored his country to victory in 37.27 seconds in adding the relay crown to the 100 and 200 meters titles he has owned since exploding onto the Olympic stage in Beijing in 2008. Bolt will be sorely missed, as he was as beloved by fans the world over as he is talented, and doubts exist that any other athlete will ever come close. (more...)
Emotional Alex Rodriguez Announces Abrupt Retirement, Will Stay On as an 'Advisor'
- August 21, 2016

It did not. At the press conference, Rodriguez commented on whether he thinks he could still play in the majors. Sports superstar Alex Rodriguez will play his final Major League Baseball game on Friday (12Aug16). He became one of the favorites to break the all-time home run record. Rodriguez is no stranger to seeing Archer, as they frequently play each other in the American League East. (more...)
Neymar scores winning penalty kick, Brazil beats Germany to win Olympic gold Neymar scores winning penalty kick, Brazil beats Germany to win Olympic gold
- August 21, 2016

Whatever else happens at these Olympics or, indeed, happened before Saturday night, Rio 2016 will always been remembered with joy and fondness here. What's even more special is that they managed to do it against Germany , the country that beat them in the World Cup semifinal, 7-1, back in 2014. (more...)
Serbia beats Australia 87-61, plays United States for men's hoops title Serbia beats Australia 87-61, plays United States for men's hoops title
- August 21, 2016

The Australian Olympic Committee is concerned that nine Australian athletes have been detained by Brazilian police after allegedly altering their accreditation to gain entry to the Boomers basketball game on Friday night. "I know this group and the pride they have in the way they play the game and the way they represent Australian basketball on the global stage", Lemanis said. (more...)
Team USA hangs on, beats France 100-97
- August 21, 2016

Kyrie Irving notched a double-double with 10 points and 12 of Team USA's 32 assists, and while Carmelo Anthony started cold, he hit several key threes in the fourth quarter to finish with 10 points. Nicolas Batum and Rudy Gobert are really good players and, despite being past their prime, guys like Tony Parker and Boris Diaw bring serious veteran leadership. (more...)
U.S. wins women's water polo gold medal at Rio Olympics U.S. wins women's water polo gold medal at Rio Olympics
- August 21, 2016

Have we fully grasped how ridiculous it is that a nation the size of Jamaica has won two straight team relays in the Olympics in the 100 meters, and may win a third in a row? But what happens when we take a look at where these medal-winning American athletes hail from? The 2016 Olympics in Rio have definitely been one for the books. (more...)
Man arrested at home of Kendall Jenner, charged with stalking
- August 21, 2016

The incident happened after Jenner returned from a casual dinner with Tyler, The Creator and her bestie, Hailey Baldwin , at The Grove in Los Angeles. "On the flip side, I try to teach her things all the time but she doesn't listen to me!" This comes after Kendall wrote a blog post about leaving tiny holes in her face, titled My biggest beauty regret, just last week. (more...)
Michael Conlan claims AIBA punished Ireland for Seamus Kelly 'outing them'
- August 21, 2016

AIBA responded by reviewing the questionable matches and then booting quite a few of the boxing judges and referees, no doubt hoping their action will suppress some of the anger now swirling around Rio Olympic boxing. Stevenson didn't immediately confirm he had teamed up with Mayweather to be his promoter or in another capacity, but Stevenson spoke glowingly of the retired champion after meeting him earlier in the Rio tournament. (more...)
Usain Bolt: Olympic hero on course for sporting immortality
- August 21, 2016

The 100 metres, in which Bolt has a world record of 9.58, was not a fast race; the Jamaican criticised the schedule of the semifinal being so close to the final. "At the end of the day, you hear everything, but you have to tune that kind of stuff out", added the 2004 Athens gold medallist after clocking 9.89 seconds to trail Bolt eight hundredths of second. (more...)
Leicester City upset, Manchester City survive, Tottenham held Everton to draw
- August 21, 2016

Diomande was awarded the goal, but Leicester were soon level through a soft penalty at the start of the second-half, which Riyad Mahrez coolly converted. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said: "The first half was hard for us and we did not play well". France goalkeeper Lloris limped off with a hamstring injury in the 35th minute, with Michel Vorm replacing him. (more...)
Xavier Henry Trying To Get Training Camp Invite From Lakers Xavier Henry Trying To Get Training Camp Invite From Lakers
- August 21, 2016

In the video, Young bragged about cheating on Azalea on various occasions throughout their relationship. Nick Young #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against Alonzo Gee #15 of the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half of a game at the Smoothie King Center on February 4, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (more...)
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp laments players' poor decision-making at Burnley Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp laments players' poor decision-making at Burnley
- August 21, 2016

First-half goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray condemned the Reds to their first loss of the new Premier League season, on a day when little went right for Klopp's side. "I think that was a slightly quicker tempo than what he's used to, but we know he'll mature with us and get used to the league, and a nice bit of calmness with the slide pass to set Andre off". (more...)
Team USA blasts Argentina, 105-78, in big return to form
- August 21, 2016

After Argentina jumped to a 19-9 lead, causing its fans to rejoice throughout Carioca Arena I, the Americans jolted from their slumber and scored 27 of the next 29 points. USA center Brittney Griner (15) grabs a rebound against France point guard Olivia Epoupa (22) during the women's basketball semifinals in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 18. (more...)
Max Browne named USC's starting QB
- August 21, 2016

When Kessler graduated, it was expected that he would pass the baton off to Browne, who had been referred to as QB 1A all of last season. Said Darnold: "I was disappointed in the outcome but confident in Coach Helton's decision". Browne was the more-experienced candidate. He has seen action in nine games for the Trojans, completing 11-of-19 passes for 143 yards. "I look forward to watching both have highly successful football careers here at USC". (more...)
Thompson roughed up as Phillies fall to Dodgers, 7-2
- August 21, 2016

The problem with a bracket supporting protective netting in front of the scoreboard was to be corrected after the game, the team said. Turner hit his 22nd home run after Seager singled in the fifth, pushing the Dodgers ahead 5-1. Howard led off the bottom of the inning with his 19th homer of the season, a booming shot to centre, to move into a tie with Carlton Fisk for 75th all-time with his 376th career home run . (more...)

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