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Reds bullpen implodes as Cardinals rally for 5-4 win

But they got only one run as Jedd Gyorko grounded into a double play and, after an intentional walk to Tommy Pham, Leake flied to deep center. Reds lefty Brandon Finnegan struck out five, but walked six in six innings. Or I just got behind in the count early. "I know I'm battling every pitch, you've just got players playing great defense behind me", DeSclafani said.

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High octane Sevens brings rugby back to the Games

Cherry participated in some light training on Friday and head coach Tim Walsh said there were positive signs. "This is the game that we play for, the quarter-final is the most important game", she said. The 12 Canadians who take to the pitch Saturday at Deodoro Stadium have been through a lot, individually and as a team, just to get to call themselves Olympians.

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Hope Solo Shows Zero Class Following US Women's Soccer Loss to Sweden

Asked about the outcome, Solo responded, "We played a creative game". Solo didn't think it was very sporting or fair for the Swedes to spend much of the game with as many as nine players in front of their own net, less interested in scoring a goal than in preventing one.

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Hillary Clinton Outlines Economic Plan in Michigan Speech Today

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accused the media of distorting a comment he made Tuesday about gun rights that many took to mean he was suggesting violence against his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton . Clinton, fresh off her own campaign swing in Florida, planned to spend the day in the battleground state of Iowa, where she will tour a Des Moines T-shirt shop and hold a rally.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Phelps ties for silver medal in 100 butterfly

Ledecky set a world record by winning the women's 800-meter freestyle by an astounding 11.38 seconds. She's seeking to complete a sweep of the 200, 400 and 800 freestyles for the first time since the 1968 Mexico City Games. "I understand so very little about this past week, about how many sacrifices and endless hours of hard work would leave me so far behind where I thought I was capable of being", the 21-year-old wrote.

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USA Basketball outlasts Australia 98-88 to remain unbeaten

Team USA's Carmelo Anthony in Rio ready to face Australia. Although Australia lost 88-98 to the reigning Olympic champions, Liam FitzGibbon of Fox Sports reporting from Rio said the Aussies "won more admirers on the world stage as they backed up impressive wins over France and Serbia with one of their greatest performances".

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Alex Rodriguez's request to play third base on Friday turned down

While manager Joe Girardi has rinsed as much joy as possible out of this week with his refusing to play Rodriguez in the first two games, A-Rod continues to act in a way he never could muster, even when his physical gifts on a diamond lifted him to MVP honors.

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Knox comes-from-behind to win the Travelers

Jim Furyk becomes the first person in PGA Tour history to shoot a round of 58. Furyk, who finished at 11-under 269 for tournament, now has the distinction of being the only player ever to record two rounds in the 50s. "58", is the 2016 recipient of the Payne Stewart Award, the PGA Tour and Southern Co. announced Tuesday. "I think I had about 136 (yards) to the pin, and I hit a wedge", said Furyk.

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Fraser maintains one-shot lead through 2 rounds of Olympic golf tourney

Gusty winds continued to be a factor throughout the day, making it hard for players to ascend the leaderboard . "I t was really fun", former US Open champion Rose said after a four-under 67. "I started with three birdies and I finished well with three birdies", he said. He was matched by a member of the final group, Stenson, who made six birdies, including one at the home hole, against a single bogey.

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Donald Trump says Obama is 'the founder of ISIS'

But sitting behind Trump was ex-congressman Mark Foley, who resigned in disgrace in 2006 after sending sexually explicit messages to underage teenage boys. I've admired so much of what he's done. "I've been a friend of Mr. Trump's since 1987. He's a different breed of leader and a different breed of candidate", Foley told the Sun Sentinel .

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How to watch tonight's Perseid meteor shower

When you look at the sky during the Perseid shower, the meteors look like they're flying right out of the constellation, Perseus - hence its name. The space agency recommends going outside for 45 minutes first, to allow your eyes to adjust to the dark.

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Cavaliers confirm James' new deal

However, reports are saying that the Cleveland Cavaliers are doing everything they can to bring J.R. Smith back to the team's roster for more than just another season. Newly acquired 12-time All-Star Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls host recently signed four-time All-Star Al Horford and the Boston Celtics, and nine-time All-Star Chris Paul and the LA Clippers visit two-time All-Star Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.

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GMB members back Owen Smith for Labour leadership

Labour members in Islington North voted to nominate Mr Corbyn as their choice in the Labour leadership contest by a margin of 266 votes to 100. While, more than half of those interviewed (54%) said they thought Theresa May is performing well as leader of the Conservative Party.

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Olympics 2016: Team USA Gold Medal Tracker

On bars. On beam. Now a two-time world champion and mother of Reggie, Ennis-Hill could become only the third sportswoman to retain her Olympic crown after giving birth. I didn't expect any of this from happening. What is painful is that Segun Toriola, seven times Nigerian Olympian had warned us quite early that the preparation for this year's Olympics is the "worst Team Nigeria in Olympics history".

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Spoiler alert: Olympics men's swimming 200-meter individual medley

Japan's Kosuke Hagino took the silver in 1:56.61, while China's Wang Shun claimed the bronze in 1:57.05. Phelps became the first swimmer to win the same event in four consecutive Olympic Games on Thursday, blowing away the 200 IM field with perhaps his most dominating performance in Rio yet.

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Katie Ledecky sweeps freestyles with 800m world record

The 31-year-old Phelps still has a chance to leave Rio with 23 golds in his career, but he will have to do with some help from his teammates, swimming in the butterfly leg of the 400 medley relay on the final night of swimming Saturday.

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Olympic swimming results: Team USA wins three medals in the pool

A total of 21 gold medals are up for grabs in 11 sports Thursday with high-powered performances expected from American stars Michael Phelps and Simone Biles. In the Summer Olympics, there isn't as clear of a record to see if there have been other ties. He added that the pool for water polo and synchronized swimming is being affected in the same way, but "we expect the color to be back to blue very shortly".

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Hoping Jay Bruce deal will rekindle 2015 deadline magic

Bruce hitting.265 with 25 homeruns and league leading 80 RBI in 97 games with the Reds this season. Adam Rubin of ESPN , like many others, comments that Bruce should help the Mets with their anemic hitting with runners in scoring position.

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Solo claims Sweden was 'cowards' after US elimination

Said Sweden coach Pia Sundhage, who once coached Solo when she was in charge of the US national team: " It's OK to be a coward if you win ". "I strongly firmly believe that". It's been a busy couple of years. But for Solo , who has had plenty of off-field distractions, this isn't a good look. " Zika! " for a week, has courted controversy for her comments in the past.

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Aly Raisman finds her all-around silver lining in Rio

Thursday at the Rio Olympics belonged to Simone. For American team co-ordinator Marta Karolyi, who has enjoyed a five-decade coaching career, there is only one other gymnast who can be compared to Biles. Left unsaid was that she does it better than anyone ever has before. Hungary's Katinka Hosszu - nicknamed the "Iron lady" - is favorite to win a fourth gold medal in the finals of the women's 200m breaststroke.

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Laurent Koscielny Ruled Out of Arsenal's Season Opener Against Liverpool

However, they became the first team since Manchester United in 2003-04 not to win the Premier League after being top at the end of January. After that, we are in a system where we are in competition as well and if your opponent pays £40million, then if you want the player you have to pay £45million.

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European tour players excel on rainy Rio day

They were announced first by the country they represented, and then by name. But overall I felt comfortable yesterday and I felt the same way today. Thomas Pieters of Belgium reacts to his putt on the fifth green during the second round of the men's golf event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, Friday, Aug.

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Swimming: Manuel sees gold as boost for black community

Midway through the interview, though, she was overcome with emotion when the reporter asked Manuel what it meant to her to be the first African-American woman to medal in an individual event in swimming. "I haven't gotten best times in a while in long course", she said , differentiating from the distance she swims at college in Stanford. "This is unbelievable, to tie for a gold".

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Team USA's Phelps wins 22nd Olympic gold in Rio

The 32-year-old Lochte , who said he would take a break from swimming now as he ponders his future, said he would have liked to have put up more of a challenge. Australia's Mitchell Larkin finished second and Russia's Evgeny Rylov set a new European record as he won bronze . Aaron Peirsol pulled off the sweep at Athens in 2004 and Lenny Krayzelburg claimed both golds at the 2000 Sydney Games.

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Henrik Stenson makes excellent start to second round at Reserva de Marapendi

Watch the full broadcast of Rose's ridiculous shot here . The top four in the world - Day, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, and Rory McIlroy - along with Scott ranked seven, and South African Brandon Grace ranked ten, aren't in Rio. "All in all, happy with that". "I played really well", Fraser said. Olympic Golf: Your thoughts so far? "Other people are probably more surprised than I am".

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Doping war of words as King beats tainted Russian swimmer to gold

But King did just that, then didn't back down and did not try to hide her ill feelings toward Efimova, one of the central figures in the Russian doping scandal . "Of course I'm not for doping and I've never used it knowingly", she told reporters while adding there were circumstances when athletes were unknowingly drugged.

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The U.S. Women Probably Weren't Going To Win The Gold Anyway

United States' Carli Lloyd lies on the ground during a quarter-final match of the women's Olympic football tournament between the United States and Sweden in Brasilia Friday Aug. There's no question she's the greatest goalkeeper in soccer, but she's a frightful representative for the United States. After the game, Solo remarked on the contrasting styles in blunt terms.

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Chinese swimmer fails Rio drugs test

Chen Xinyi , China's top butterfly swimmer, is out of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after the Court of Arbitration for Sport , sitting here in Brazil, handed the 18-year-old a temporary suspension, with a final decision due before the end of the Games.

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Phelps makes history with fourth successive 200m individual medley win

I've said this before but I'm living a dream come true". Four of his 22 gold medals have been won at these Games, where the American has added the 200m medley to the 200m butterfly, 4x100m freestyle relay and 4x200m freestyle relay. When Phelps emerged from the pool as the victor, the announcer quickly apologized on air, saying, "I apologize". But outside of the relays, their rivalry has been one for the ages - arguably one of the best in sports history.

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Tweets Show Why Simone Biles' and Simone Manuel's Gold Medals Matter

The bus taking swimmers from the athletes' village to the pool was lost for more than an hour, forcing the pair of semifinal races to be pushed back about an half hour. "She was a natural", Lamon explained. "We know how hard she had worked and she had sacrificed a lot to get to this point". "This is going to be so huge".

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Cuban-American Swimmer Ryan Lochte Aims for Another 2016 Olympic Gold

RIO DE JANEIRO-Ryan Lochte's last individual event at the Rio de Janeiro Games, and possibly of his Olympics career, did not end the way he wanted to. Phelps said an encouraging message from former University of Miami and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis gave him a second wind. "I feel like we have a lot of hungry kids who are pumped for the next four years".

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Rio Olympics: India outplayed by US in women's hockey

The Americans went on to rout Japan 6-1 in the Pool B contest Wednesday to earn a slot in the quarterfinals. They had start their campaign with a 2-2 draw against Japan before losing to Britain and Australia. Katie Reinprecht scored late in the second period to make it 3-0 at halftime. It didn't take much time for Jill Witmer to score the fourth goal of the game, but the Cherry Blossoms finally scored in the fourth quarter on a penalty corner attempt when Mie Nakashima snuck one into the ...

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Katie Ledecky breaks 800m world record; wins fourth gold

And then came the legs, powerful and rhythmic, propelling her forward, her lead getting visibly wider by the minute. She took two seconds off her previous world record set earlier this year. He's also got a chance to pull off that feat in the 100 butterfly. If a 12-second win in the final of an Olympic race isn't the sign of a juggernaut, I'm not sure what is.

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Rio Games: Katie Ledecky golden again; Michael Phelps takes silver

A stunner at the Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps was beaten. She also made history in regards to a single Olympic Games, though. Hosszu got off to a blistering start and led nearly the entire race. The bronze went to Canada's Hilary Caldwell. The eight-minute cruise, along with her victories earlier in the week in the 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle, made her the first woman to sweep the three events at the same Olympics since US swimmer Debbie Meyer did so at Mexico City in 1968.

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Jolting start for track: Ethiopian shatters 10000 record

Ayana's winning time was almost 14 seconds quicker than the previous world best over the distance of 29:31.78 set by Wang Junxia in Beijing in 1993. Athletes in the race mentioned that Ayana was coughing and did not look like a runner poised for victory when she was spluttering in the call room moments before the gun fired.


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