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Bolt: 9 events, 9 gold; Felix (5) all alone Bolt: 9 events, 9 gold; Felix (5) all alone
- August 21, 2016

But after the baton was dropped, an appeal over Brazilian interference lodged and a weird solo re-run against the clock undertaken, Friday's final saw the Americans surge home to claim gold ahead of Jamaica and Great Britain in far more orthodox style. (more...)
Dimitrov knocks off Steve Johnson to reach Cincinnati semis
- August 21, 2016

The 15th-seeded Pliskova prevailed 7-5, 6-3 over Japan's Misaki Doi . Murray beat Juan Martin del Potro in a wild, four-set match for his second Olympic gold medal on Sunday that left him drained. It was delayed by rain midway through the first set. Kerber advanced to the Western & Southern Open semifinals Friday, staying on track to overtake Williams at No. (more...)
United States of America men's basketball vs Argentina in Rio Olympics United States of America men's basketball vs Argentina in Rio Olympics
- August 21, 2016

And while the U.S.is still the favorite to win gold, the Americans have been vulnerable in close victories against Australia, Serbia and France in Rio. "Obviously, everybody wants us to win by a lot of points, but it's not how it's going to go this time ", Kevin Durant said last week, according to USA Today Sports . (more...)
Man United boss Mourinho praises 'fantastic' Paul Pogba
- August 21, 2016

Ibrahimovic , who joined United on a free transfer after leaving Paris Saint-Germain, said: "If the team does good the individual always does good". He added: "He could have played 30 minutes more , he could have played extra-time, no problem". (more...)
Brazil erupts as Neymar nails down victor for Olympics gold
- August 21, 2016

Germany are known worldwide as kings of the shootout, but Weverton's save to deny Nils Petersen meant that the 2014 World Cup winners could only find the net with four o of their five kicks. "We have replied with good football". But he has faced the wrath of an impatient populace demanding something special from the Brazilian soccer team. (more...)
Rio Detains 10 Australian Athletes Over Passes Rio Detains 10 Australian Athletes Over Passes
- August 21, 2016

The athletes were each fined 10,000 brazilian reais ($3,119). The passports of the nine have been surrendered to Brazilian authorities until the fines are paid. The AOC confirmed nine of the athletes were charged with falsifying a document. The AOC said cycling bronze medalist Matthew Glaetzer was detained as a witness but was not charged. (more...)
Jose Mourinho refuses to comment on reported Manchester United target
- August 21, 2016

World-record signing Paul Pogba made his second United debut, playing the full 90 minutes despite only a week in training. "I have so many good players", Mourinho said. Now we have to correct many details, defensive also. The first half was what you'd call competitive, both teams settling on the ball for extended periods, United looking to break through the centre of the park and Southampton looking to counter as best as they could. (more...)
Man United: Mata touchline row is sorted, says Mourinho
- August 21, 2016

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's late header sealed the win after Jesse Lingard, who also scored the match-winning goal in the FA Cup final, had put them 1-0 ahead. "It was a hard game, you can see Leicester are a strong, collective team but (United) are a fantastic team and I have good team-mates and a coach - everyone knows the coach - he wants to win and he does everything to win. (more...)
Zac Efron flies to Brazil to meet Simone Biles
- August 21, 2016

She went on Ellen DeGeneres' show in March and went public with her love for him. She's the eldest member of the women's gymnastics team, and nicknamed "grandma" by the others because of it, but don't count Aly Raisman out for another Olympic run four years from now in Tokyo. (more...)
Phelps hails Phelps hails "special" rivalry with Lochte
- August 21, 2016

Seen from a high angle that suggested they might not realize they were being filmed, Phelps and Lochte laughed and talked, as alone in the waiting area as they are alone in the record books of American swimming: during these Rio Games, after all, Lochte has become the second-most-decorated male Olympic swimmer of all time - second only to Phelps. (more...)
Unbeatable Bolt signs off with triple-triple Unbeatable Bolt signs off with triple-triple
- August 21, 2016

In Lane One, the inside, where physics says it is toughest - with 41.01 the second-fastest women's 4x100m relay in Olympic history. The disqualification of the U.S. "I enjoy showing them and giving them the joy I get out of doing this because they give me the energy to do it so I'm always hungry". "Nine gold medals, words can't even describe what he's done for the sport". (more...)
Tony Pulis offers glimmer of hope in Jonny Evans chase Tony Pulis offers glimmer of hope in Jonny Evans chase
- August 21, 2016

With Koscielny a top defender, the Gunners boss will likely resort to his preferred Laurent-Per partnership once Mertesacker recovers. The Irishman was also one of the best performers for Northern Ireland at Euro 2016 and would be available to Wenger for around £15m. (more...)
Mizzou Wrestler Wins Bronze Medal Mizzou Wrestler Wins Bronze Medal
- August 21, 2016

He was disqualified, and Cox took home the bronze medal, becoming the seventh Missouri athlete in history to medal at the Olympics. He posted a 5-1 win Iran's Alireza Mohammad Karimimachiani 5-1 to qualify for the event semifinals. Team USA challenged a takedown near the end of the second period, but the challenge was unsuccessful, giving Yasar another point and the win, 2-1. The Tiger's transition from college folkstyle to global freestyle started immediately after capturing his second NCAA ... (more...)
Liverpool boss Klopp assures Sturridge over marathon demands
- August 21, 2016

Goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray were enough to give the Clarets all three points despite Liverpool having 81 per cent of the ball at Turf Moor and 26 shots at goal. Liverpool , meanwhile, still have a lengthy injury list, with the latest addition being summer signing Mané: the former Southampton man is likely to miss out with a shoulder problem. (more...)
South Korea's Park closing in on golf gold South Korea's Park closing in on golf gold
- August 21, 2016

But while much of the field closed with birdies, Feng played her final six holes in 1 over, good enough to hang on for third and a coveted spot on the Olympic podium. "I had a lot of attention coming into this week", Park said. I think that's really important. If I can really just focus on what I'm doing at hand, your mind is going to wander, and I think that it's the way you handle it and how you receive that information. (more...)
US rout Spain for sixth women's basketball gold in a row
- August 21, 2016

Only two other nations claim such a run of domination in an Olympic team sport. This is the sixth consecutive gold medal for the US team: 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Maya Moore, who picks up her second gold medal, scored 14 points, five rebounds, and dished out six assists. "It's pretty incredible", Taurasi said. (more...)
Brock Lesnar to Conor McGregor: "I Take Sh*ts Bigger Than Him"
- August 21, 2016

Brock Lesnar spoke with TMZ Sports where he commented on the possibility of returning to the UFC in the future. With his rematch against Nate Diaz in UFC 202 fast approaching, Conor focused his attention back on the opponent he will face in the Octagon tonight. (more...)
Sean Monahan signs seven-year contract with the Calgary Flames Sean Monahan signs seven-year contract with the Calgary Flames
- August 21, 2016