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IOC Allows 271 Russian Athletes to Compete

Tass also reported that Olga Zabelinskaya, who won cycling bronze medals in the road race and time trial at London 2012, is now eligible to compete, as is her fellow cyclist Sergei Shilov. "The result from the IOC Review Panel is as follows: 271 athletes will form the team entered by the Russian National Olympic Committee (ROC) from the original entry list of 389 athletes ", the IOC said in a press release.

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Joe Root impressed with England's batting finesse in the second innings

At the end of the fourth day, England had posted 414 for five, scoring 101 runs in the last 20 overs of the game. Moeen Ali took the final wicket of the Pakistani batting order to ensure the hosts led the series 2-1. Mohammad Amir then had Hales (54) edging a seaming delivery and Younis Khan held a hard low chance at second slip. Stuart Broad's third wicket ended the innings on the stroke of tea, but with 44 overs still left in the day.

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Alex Rodriguez to play final major league game next Friday

A 3-time MVP (2003, '05, '07), Rodriguez will sign a contract to serve as a special adviser/instructor with the Yankees through December, 2017, earning the rest of his roughly $26.5 million left on his player contract. The New York Yankees are headed in a new direction, and longtime Bronx bomber Alex Rodriguez's tenure with the team may soon be over. I want to thank my family, my friends, former managers, coaches, teammates, my teammates...and I especially want to thank the fans for ...

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Nationals make plenty of mistakes, settle for split with Giants

Ahead just 1-0 and with his starter having already thrown 93 pitches, Bochy elected to pinch hit for Cain in the fifth inning even though he had yet to allow a hit. The Nationals held on to win the game, 4-1, as Felipe Rivero and Shawn Kelley combined for a scoreless ninth inning. San Francisco fell to 2-11 since the All-Star break.

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Wins Watkins Glen Pole

Meanwhile, the Sprint Cup Series has a week's lay low after concluding The Glen. Although he won, Buescher still has some work to do to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. In terms of the on-track action, Jarrett called Watkins Glen "the superspeedway of road courses" because it is extremely fast and challenges drivers to be technical and calculating in what they're doing in the race.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Team GB's medal tally

We contacted USA Basketball's women's team to ask about their housing arrangements, but got few details, with a team representative citing security policies about lodging. But the US players say they aren't thinking that way. And right on his heels was Trayvon Bromell. Tennis ace Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare will play against China's Zhang and Peng in the opening round of women's tennis doubles event on Saturday.

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Hope Solo brushing off 'Zika' chants by Olympic fans

Solo was booed during Wednesday's Olympic opener that saw the USA defeat New Zealand. With consecutive wins to open the Olympics, the U.S.is in good position for the quarterfinals. Entering the tournament as hot favorites after winning the Women's World Cup a year ago, the Americans were rarely troubled in their Group G opener and cruised to victory thanks to goals from captain Carli Lloyd and star forward Alex Morgan.

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Mets to star CF: Golf while injured 'bad optics'

New York Yankees starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi reacts after allowing a three-run home run to New York Mets' Jay Bruce , rear, during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. For now, Alderson suggested Cespedes will put his clubs aside. Collins on Colon: "I thought tonight maybe he had his best stuff all year". I'll probably catch him tomorrow, and I'll go from there.

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Protests ahead of Rio Olympics opening ceremony

In the almost four-hour event, nothing appeared to go awry. Right till the end, when the green Olympic rings were revealed by mirror-hugging volunteers, the green theme carried on. The USA was the 70th country out of 207 introduced because its name in Portuguese - Estados Unidos da America - put it earlier in the parade than normal.

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Sports tribunal opens doors to more Russian dopers

The IOC has banned more than 100 Russian athletes from the Rio Games but decided against a blanket ban. "For clean athletes, I think the situation in Rio is tough to watch", said Travis Tygart, head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

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U.S. vs CHINA Game 2: Friendly International Basketball 2016 Latest Updates

The Team USA basketball squad, which is composed primarily of NBA players and staff, led as much as 54 points, thanks to a strong game by Kevin Durant , who led all scorers with 19 points on 5-of-7 shooting. "We should have won, but the way we won was excellent", USA coach Mike Krzyzewski said after the team's 65th consecutive victory and 77th in the 78 games since he became its coach in 2005.

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US' Ledecky to get shot at 5 swim medals

There are three gold medals to be decided Sunday - in the women's 100m butterfly, men's 100m breaststroke and women's 400m freestyle - but it's a very busy day in the pool with heats in numerous disciplines for both men and women. It's the women's turn in the 4x200m freestyle relay, and Ledecky has another chance for a medal. Like Phelps, Ledecky's birth year is perfectly timed for the quadrennial.

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Ortiz to start at firs base on Saturday vs. Dodgers

Bud Norris (mid-back strain) will be placed on the disabled list to make room for Ross Stripling , who will start in his place on Saturday. Newly acquired outfielder Josh Reddick got his first taste of driving in Los Angeles traffic going to the stadium from Glendale, a Los Angeles suburb.

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Rio Olympics: China's Zhang wins gold at women's 10m air pistol

Mexico's Alejandra Zavala Vazquez took fourth, leaving Zhang, Korakaki and Batsarashkina to fight out the medals. Batsarashkina neatly sidesteppped a potential minefield when asked at the post-event press conference about her thoughts on winning a medal for Russian Federation after all the doping scandal dogging her country s Olympic build-up.

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Lewis Hamilton Takes Championship Lead With Hungarian GP Win

Rosberg led by 43 points at one stage after winning the first four races of the season as Hamilton was hit by bad starts in the first two races in Australia and Bahrain and then failures of engine parts that left him down the grid in China and Russian Federation.

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Hammers to learn play-off opponents after Olympic Stadium debut win

For those boarding at Ebbsfleet International, the train journey is even quicker at just over 10 minutes. The message to the players is to put on a performance and bring the stadium alive. We were fit, aggressive and played good football. It was only a matter of time before Bilic's men scored again and Kouyate struck on 25 minutes, following good work from Michail Antonio initially and then Carroll, who poked the ball through for the Senegalese midfielder to fire home.

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Basketball-It looks like the U.S. and then all the rest

In his weekly address, President Obama boasted about the diversity that brings together the United States, just as that diversity was on full display at Friday's opening ceremony at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio , meshed together with a slew of culture that athletes from across the world brought to the stage along with their athletic prowess.

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Could House Speaker Paul Ryan Follow Eric Cantor Into Political Oblivion?

Vos wrote a column Friday in advance of a Trump rally in Green Bay. Trump on Friday evening said in Wisconsin that he would back Ryan in his Republican primary against Paul Nehlen, a little-known challenger. "I love babies", he told the crowd. "Heck if I know..." Nehlen issued a statement to The Daily Caller late Friday on his ejection from the rally, which he blames on Ryan's campaign and Wisconsin GOP leaders.

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Rio Olympics swimming results: USA women win silver medal in freestyle relay

In the four years since her sizzling Olympic debut as a 15-year-old, Ledecky has won nine world championships and has set an incredible 11 world records in three events. The Australians, who set an Olympic record in 2012, with a time of 3:33.15, are the heavy favorite to win gold in the event, which should come down to an exciting finish.

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Clinton Says Trump's Remarks About Putin Show Him to Be Unfit

As our election takes a turn that could be drawn from a Cold War spy novel (except it would be too implausible), Putin has an obvious favorite in the race: Donald Trump . Trump has shown an increasing likelihood to be busted by mainstream media for his many inconsistencies and lies. In a 2007 deposition, he spoke about plans for a Trump International hotel in Moscow and meetings with Russian businessmen.

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Andy Murray ready to defend title in Rio

I was repeating myself a lot, saying how honoured I was and humbled and I'll be extremely proud to do it. Andy Murray has been confirmed as Team GB's flagbearer for the Olympic Games opening ceremony in Rio on Friday. He is set to be rewarded with his "proudest moment" at the Rio Olympics. Veteran long-distance runner Jo Pavey was also thought of as a leading candidate by many as she prepares to embark on her fifth Olympic Games aged 42, while show jumper Nick Skelton, 58, was believed ...

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Siasia: My Dream Team are miracle workers

Four-goal hero Oghenekaro Etebo has dedicated his goals to God after an fantastic performance from the Feirense man. "When players are exhausted they tend to lose focus". On his thought about the Japanese side, Siasia added: "The team we defeated is a good side; I respect them for pushing my boys to the limit". We have put this match behind us.

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Leeds United boss Garry Monk: 'We will bounce back from QPR defeat'

There will be results that disappoint and also happy results. "In the first half they were probably a bit more physical than we were". "It was them who were on the back foot - and without us being at our best. But this was simply not good enough and Monk will not stand for that kind of first-half performance again any time soon. "We need to try to get that consistency and that level of work".

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Russian doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova won't appeal her Rio 2016 ban

The instructions marked the latest sign of tensions between the neighbours whose relations have been frozen since Ukraine's 2014 pro-EU revolution was followed by a pro-Russian insurgency that has claimed more than 9 500 lives. At the same time , it advised the relevant global federations to ban those athletes that had earlier been disqualified for doping, as well as those mentioned in McLaren's report .

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Sprint Car star Clauson hospitalized after crash in Kansas

Clauson started to pull away and was about to lap a driver on the dirt track, according to the Racer motorsports magazine. Video of the crash has also surfaced, showing Clauson's auto rolling several times along the wall and going airborne when upon impact with another vehicle.

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Rangers stand out on busy trade deadline day

Santiago was an All-Star in 2015, but looming arbitration hearings may be what prompted Los Angeles to pull the trigger, in only because they get two extra years of Nolasco and a hard-throwing prospect whose delivery hits the upper-90s . The Indians missed out on acquiring a catcher when Jonathan Lucroy opted to veto a potential trade from the Brewers, but they still had a strong deadline.

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Sand advantage: Brazil looms large for US on the beach

Beach volleyball is a lifestyle in Brazil, and Copacabana Beach has been called the sport's spiritual home. If she wins gold in Rio with partner April Ross, Walsh Jennings would become the fifth woman in history to win gold in the same event at four Olympics in a row, according to The Washington Post .

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Pakistan v England 3rd Test: Hosts lose star players before lunch

James Anderson's untypically poor, short and very wide delivery did him little credit in the first over of another intermittently cloudy day - but brought an even worse shot from Hafeez, who guided a cut straight into the fielder's hands. "I've apologised to both umpires as my behaviour wasn't acceptable". I've seen my reaction on TV and it doesn't look great when I'm pointing at the pitch.

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Favre gets to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre was welcomed by thousands of fans for his induction the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sure, Favre crossed the line with some infuriating decisions at times, but ultimately it was his fun-loving personality and insatiable will to win that put the title back in Titletown.

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Bomb squad probes possible Rio blast

As the elite cyclists made their way around the 241.5-km route, the explosion was heard close to Copacabana beach - where the race is due to finish. An anti-bomb squad at the Olympic Games in Rio de detonated an unattended backpack near the end of the cycling course on Saturday, a spokeswoman for the public security department said.

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Irish boxer fails dope test ahead of Rio Games

If the B sample confirms the A result, O'Reilly will be removed from the tournament. 11,239 athletes from an estimated world population of 7.4 billion are now converging on Rio to compete in the 311 events that make up the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

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Olympic basketball: Kevin Durant powers US romp

The team's five consecutive Olympic gold medals is a record for women's team sports in the games, and they're looking to rewrite history again in Rio. Thompson finished with just two points on 1-of-6 shooting. Afterward, Williams did not speak to reporters. The Americans have won 69 straight games, and improved to 81-1 under coach Mike Krzyzewski, who revived the USA program and plans to step down following these games.

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Olympic torch relay riot deepens Rio Games woes

Boxing, golf, gymnastics and taekwondo federations have yet to report their decisions. All but one track and field team members were banned by their federation. VOLLEYBALL - International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) said it had submitted a list of Russian volleyball and beach volleyball participants to the IOC and CAS for approval.

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Hope Solo jeered by Brazilian fans during USWNT's Olympic opener

And during the USWNT's opening group stage match in Manaus yesterday, they made their displeasure known by chanting "ZIKA!" at her on goalkicks. And it's not something I just spoke about without getting educated on. With no vaccination available for the disease, Hope was cautious about her decision to play in the Olympics, telling Sports Illustrated in February, "If I had to make the choice today, I wouldn't go [to the Olympics]".

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Twins continue mastery of Indians

Cleveland reliever Dan Otero (3-1) earned the win while Minnesota starter Hector Santiago (10-5), in his first appearance with the team, took the loss. In the series, Mauer is 10-for-15 with five doubles, a triple, a home run and six RBIs. Santana's 24th homer was the 22nd off the newly acquired lefty, tying Santiago for sixth-most homers allowed in the American League.


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