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Stephen Strasburg placed on disabled list with elbow soreness
- August 25, 2016

Baltimore pitcher Dylan Bundy bounced back from a subpar outing and earned some high praise in the process on Monday night. Wilson Ramos is 2-for-3 against Gausman with a home run. While the Nationals claim they are being strictly proactive with Strasburg and his elbow - which is fine - they should hope that this isn't a sign of things to come. (more...)
Opportunistic Eagles open preseason with win vs. Bucs Opportunistic Eagles open preseason with win vs. Bucs
- August 25, 2016

The interception in the red zone is something you never want to do. PHILADELPHIA-The calls for Carson Wentz came in the first half of the Philadelphia Eagles' preseason opener Thursday night, August 11, from fans who endured a 100-degree heat index in to catch their first glimpse of the Eagles' future franchise quarterback. (more...)
Man United must return to their natural habitat - Mourinho Man United must return to their natural habitat - Mourinho
- August 25, 2016

There have been reports that United are closing in on a deal for the defender, who is reportedly open to a move to the Premier League and shares the same agent as Jose Mourinho . " But he hasn't improved a bit in the last two seasons ". I think that the Champions League is empty when Man United is not there. Mourinho has already seen the capabilities in Pogba this season for United . (more...)
Three Irish Olympic officials have passports seized by police Three Irish Olympic officials have passports seized by police
- August 25, 2016

Pat Hickey, who has temporarily stood down as president of the Olympic Council of Ireland, was arrested at his hotel early on Wednesday morning, by police from the Rio Police fraud unit. After he was discharged from hospital he was refused bail and transferred to Bangu Prison where he now being held in custody. Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has said there were no plans for a cabinet meeting yet to discuss Pat Hickey's arrest. (more...)
Neymar steers Brazil to first Olympic football gold
- August 25, 2016

Germany opened the scoring just after halftime with goal from Dzsenifer Marozsan. "This is one of the best things that have happened in my life". "Our role as proud hosts of the World Cup and Olympics has come to a close". He did not elaborate. Making the tournament compulsory at least for under-23s seems like a necessary step for Federation Internationale de Football Association to take if the prestige of Olympic gold is to be preserved, according to many sporting leaders. (more...)
USA's Claressa Shields wins gold in women's boxing at Rio Olympics
- August 25, 2016

Dusable Lewis said Shields has been contacting him regularly from Rio. She's got the charisma for it. "You fight in the streets, you get locked up". So she is learning the art and craft of salesmanship, both in the ring and out. "She believes she is the greatest of all time". "I give it A minus", said the 21-year-old fighter from Flint, Michigan. She reached into her pocket, pulled out her first gold medal from London and slipped the medal over her head. (more...)
Arrieta dominates for 8 innings, Cubs beat Padres 5-3
- August 25, 2016

University of San Diego grad Bryant started the assault by lining a 1-and-two pitch 354 feet into the left-field stands with one out in the third. He also got two hits himself. It marked the second time this season and in his career Polanco hit two home runs in a game. Christian Friedrich (4-10) lost his eighth consecutive decision. (more...)
Phelps wins his 20th Olympic Games swimming gold Phelps wins his 20th Olympic Games swimming gold
- August 25, 2016

Later on, he earned his 21st gold after winning the men's 4x200 meter freestyle relay with teammates Ryan Lochte , Conor Dwyer and Townley Haas. Lochte has won it at every World Championship since 2009. "It's just really relaxed". And while Phelps is undefeated in the Olympic 200 IM, he is not undefeated in the 200 IM altogether. Despite comments by Ryan Lochte saying Phelps will be back in four years, Phelps has said this is it. (more...)
UFC fighter Nick Diaz reportedly involved in brawl at Las Vegas club UFC fighter Nick Diaz reportedly involved in brawl at Las Vegas club
- August 25, 2016

Nick immediately apologized, but the patron started shouting at the tough fighter, who was then jumped by three other men in a brutal beating. "They didn't know who I was", Diaz told TMZ . He also said he would not press charges as " they got the worst of it ". Security eventually got control of the situation before ejecting the assailants from the casino and the club. (more...)
Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in Pinellas
- August 25, 2016

The first US hot zone for locally transmitted cases of Zika was identified in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami in late July. The case in Pinellas County involves a woman without a significant travel history, indicating the virus was contracted locally. (more...)
Virender Sehwag Epic Response To Piers Morgan's Tweet On India's Olympic Celebration Virender Sehwag Epic Response To Piers Morgan's Tweet On India's Olympic Celebration
- August 25, 2016

He did however mount a fightback. In India, it's mostly a celebration of the two medals we did manage to bring home, while voices questioning the validity of the celebratory fist-pumps have been drowned out. Sad", said Suhel Seth, to which, Morgan responded, "At least you'll never have to worry about being one of my interviewees, Suhel. "I only interview famous people". (more...)
Simone Biles to Become First Female Gymnast to Lead Olympics Closing Ceremony Simone Biles to Become First Female Gymnast to Lead Olympics Closing Ceremony
- August 25, 2016

Olympic team into a closing ceremony and the first-ever female gymnast to be selected as a flag bearer for either an opening or closing ceremony, the committee said. As for her plans after Rio, Biles isn't ruling out trying to return to the Olympic team for Tokyo's 2020 Summer Games. Athletes lined up to get a selfie with Biles, victor of four gold and one bronze medal, and she happily posed with her fellow athlete fans, even while holding a flag more than twice her size. (more...)
Arsene Wenger on Leicester City and why midfielder Riyad Mahrez is outstanding
- August 25, 2016

Arsenal trio Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny are all in contention to make their first appearance of the season against Premier League champions Leicester City, following an extended rest after the European Championships. (more...)
India At The Olympics
- August 25, 2016

Both Sakshi and Sindhu are young and have many more Olympic Games ahead of them, we can look forward to even greater performances from them. The victory also saw her become only the fourth Indian wrestler to win a medal in Olympics after Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav, two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt. (more...)
Germany beat Sweden for Olympic women's gold, Canada take bronze
- August 25, 2016

Neither side were able to break the deadlock as the game went on into extra-time, with the clash proceeding to be decided via penalty shootout. At the shoot-outs, both the teams were on target hitting the net four times each, but Germanys Nils Petersen spoilt their party as Brazil custodian Weverton made a brilliant save diving to his left. (more...)
All Blacks make four changes for Australia
- August 25, 2016

Coach Steve Hansen said Lienert-Brown was deserving of his debut. New Zealand started their 2016 Rugby Championship in style with a comprehensive 42-8 victory over Australia. The latest injuries will test the All Blacks' depth but Australia is also struggling with injury setbacks, losing centres Matt Giteau and Matt Toomua and winger Rob Horne. (more...)
Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic to reach Cincinnati Masters final
- August 25, 2016

Marin Cilic has beaten Andy Murray in the final of the Cincinnati Masters, bringing Murray's 22-match unbeaten run to an end. "It's very important for me to continue on this path, to play this sort of game", he said . Top seed Murray, running out of puff after claiming his second Olympic gold medal in Rio, grabbed his left hip in the opening game against Tomic, but soon settled in. (more...)
Magnificent Moeen saves England from Sohail
- August 25, 2016

The Worcestershire all-rounder brought up his century in glorious fashion with a massive six over deep mid-wicket off spinner Yasir Shah. Moeen Ali said the vicious Wahab Riaz bouncer that clocked him on the helmet first ball didn't faze him as he went on to compile a brilliant third Test ton. (more...)
3 gold medalists fail doping retests 3 gold medalists fail doping retests
- August 25, 2016

The federation would not comment further on the cases until they were concluded, the statement said. The weightlifters who tested positive include Chinese gold medalists Chen Xiexia, who won the women's 48 kg division in Beijing, Liu Chunhong, victor of the women's 69 kg, and Cao Lei, who won the women's 75 kg. (more...)
Future Olympic medals could be made from recycled electronics
- August 25, 2016

Authorities plan to display both flags in different areas of the East Asian archipelago to promote the 2020 Summer Olympics. In 2020, the land of the rising sun aims for not just medals but also for psychological boost to its people, new life to its waging economy and sports business and an environmental friendly approach. (more...)