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Don't expect Hope Solo to lose a soccer game with dignity

Solo has spent years undermining their collective equilibrium, and this one's on her. Solo's sore, hot-head remarks were personally aimed at Sundhage, who has made it clear just how much she had to put up with in Solo as the USA coach.

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Great Britain win Olympic silver in the women's eight rowing

The first British medal in the women's eight capped off memorable Olympic debuts for Bennett, Carnegie-Brown, Lee, Swann and De Toledo. "I'm just so proud of these girls I just couldn't have dreamed of a more incredible experience to finish on and it's just so much trust in every single one of them".

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Phelps Takes Silver, Ledecky Shines

Schooling shot out into a lead that he would not relinquish as he recorded a new Olympic record of 50.39 seconds, with Phelps , Le Clos and Cseh all clocking 51.14 to share the silver medal. If Phelps was disappointed with his non-gold medal, it did not show. And come back tomorrow and try to do it. "It's all about my coaches, my friends, my family that believed when I was a 6-year-old kid, [that] I can do this".

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Simone Manuel is first African American woman to win individual swim gold

Manuel's victory is especially significant considering the historical racial segregation in the U.S. Activist and journalist George Johnson sent out a tweet drawing a correlation between the two history-making young Black trailblazers shortly after Simone took home the gold on Thursday night and his words were right on time.

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Indians manager Terry Francona expected back in dugout Wednesday

The fact that he was able to continue that run against a Cleveland team that ranks fourth in the majors in scoring and has historically given him fits wasn't lost on Scherzer. "I think I've silenced all those people that have told me over the years that that's the way I should hit". Scherzer exited after seven innings deflated and without a lead.

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American Gold Medalist Speaks Out About Police Brutality

Simone Manuel made history recently when she became the first black woman to ever win an individual event in Olympic swimming on Thursday night. "I'm just so blessed to have a gold medal ". "I'm super-glad with the fact that I can be an inspiration to others and hopefully diversify the sport", she said. And she's in good company. American swimmer Katie Ledecky competes on her way to setting a new Olympic record.

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Simone Biles stars in a new ad for Nike

Biles finished 2.1 points ahead of compatriot Aly Raisman in silver , with Russia's Aliya Mustafina claiming bronze. In a long-beloved ritual for U.S. But Thursday's silver , she said, " shows you should never let anyone tell you that you can't do anything, and you should never give up just because you fail in something".

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Rio stunner: Phelps gets 100m butterfly silver

Ledecky shattered the world record in the Women's 800m freestyle, crushing the field by ten seconds. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP ) - A stunner at the Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps was beaten. Bronze went to Canada's Hilary Caldwell. She also finished second to American Lilly King in the 100 breaststroke after initially being banned from the Rio Games for her links to the Russian doping scandal.

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West Brom chasing Leicester star Jeff Schlupp

Schlupp started just 14 of City's 38 Premier League matches last season, making a further 10 appearances as a substitute, and may wish to move on for more regular first-team football. He signed a four-year contract with Leicester in June 2015. The report claims that the Baggies have already seen two offers rejected by the Foxes, yet a third flat £12 million bid seems may have done the trick as Schlupp is removed from the squad to face Hull City.

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Why fans are brutally dissing Russia at Olympics

Reports of muggings in and around Rio de Janeiro have continued to surface ever since athletes began arriving in the city. Ten days of athletics start at the Olympic Stadium on Friday with all Russian athletes, bar one, banned because of allegations of state-sponsored doping.

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Completing a Rare Olympic Treble, Katie Ledecky Sets World Record

Now, he's the oldest swimmer of any nationality to win an individual gold medal. And it wasn't even the top step. Who says he's too old? And that will be his final event, Phelps insisted. I've never seen a female swimmer like that. She won her first gold medal at age 15 with a time 10 seconds slower than August 12. In fact, this Rio Olympiad has just been a continuation of the historic domination that Ledecky has imposed on the swimming world since before the 2012 Olympics.

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Twitter reacts to Leicester's opening day defeat at Hull

These players have earned the right to play in the Premier League. Rooney, a creative, energetic forward who can turn a game's course on its head has been a vital player at Old Trafford ever since making his move from Everton and has been duly rewarded with 5 Premier League titles.

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Why we shouldn't expect to see Michael Phelps at the 2020 Olympics

What made it even more special: Schooling still has a picture that he took with Phelps when the US team trained in Singapore before the 2008 Olympics, the games where Phelps won a record eight gold medals in the pinnacle of his career. Astonishingly, all three had touched out in 51.14 seconds, behind Schooling's Olympic record 50.39 in the second dead-heat in a final in two days. "I'm sorry if I don't seem like I'm full of emotions, but I don't know what to believe, that I actually did ...

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Michael Phelps beaten by 21-year-old in 100m butterfly

In what was billed as the final showdown between two of America's greatest swimmers, Phelps blew away Lochte _ and everyone else _ to win his fourth gold medal of the Rio Olympics and 22nd overall with a victory in the 200-meter individual medley Thursday night.

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Pogba suspended for Man United opener

Mourinho however says his team will not always deploy an attacking style and does not think that represents a change to the club's identity. "We need to skip one more place". Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted to being unaware that new signing Paul Pogba would be suspended for the Premier League opener against AFC Bournemouth until 72 hours before the Premier League opener.

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USA swimmer Ledecky wins her fourth gold medal

France's Florent Manaudou finished second in 21.41 and American Nathan Adrian took bronze. After winning four gold medals at these games and looking unbeatable, Phelps finally ran out of steam in what was the final individual race of his career unless he decides to come out of retirement again.

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Jazz Carlin earns second Olympic silver

The first day of track and field yielded a couple firsts for the United States: Michelle Carter is not only the first female American to take gold in the shot put, but she and her father Michael (who won silver in 1984 before embarking on an National Football League career) are the first-ever father-daughter team to capture individual-event track and field medals.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Schooling wins Singapore's first gold in swimming

Hosszu, who set a world record in winning 400m medley gold then added the 100m backstroke and 200m medley titles, led through the first 150 meters, with DiRado clinging to her shoulder. His death stare has been turned into a viral meme and he's won three gold medals. Murphy extended American dominance of the backstroke events, which goes back to 1992.

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Olympics-Swimming-Ledecky smashes record in 800m to take freestyle treble

Then, after her coach moved to the West Coast, Ledecky hooked up with Bruce Gemmell and never missed a beat. It was also 12 seconds after Ledecky finished that the silver medalist finally touched the wall. "I've really looked up to Debbie and all the women freestyle swimmers on the USA team in general", Ledecky said. "I felt that it was faster than any 800 I've ever done before", she said when asked whether she believed she had the record, "so I was pretty sure".

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Olympics: Simone Manuel becomes 1st African-American woman to win swim gold

Simone Manuel tied for gold with Canada's Penny Oleksiak in the women's 100-meter freestyle Thursday night, becoming the first African-American woman to win an Olympic medal in swimming. But she did not want to play basketball - ironically, because she is tall. "We didn't know then that this is what we were in for". After that, Cullen began taking swimming lessons; now, he says he feels most at home in the water.

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'Unbelievable' Le Clos's four medals make SA Olympic history

Ryan Lochte was left in his wake every time. The American finished the final in 1 minute 54.66 seconds, nearly two seconds ahead of Japan's Kosuke Hagino. Winning four in a row, I had a really hard time holding it together. Schooling made Singaporean sporting history as he won his country's first Olympic Gold medal.

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Ledecky cruises into history with fourth Olympic gold

See some of the reactions below. After two years of hard labor in the pool and harder self-reflective work out of it, Phelps said, "I'm enjoying the sport like I did when I was an 18-year-old". But he'll have to do it with some help from his teammates, swimming in the butterfly leg of the 400 medley relay tonight. "It hasn't really sunk in yet", Schooling said.

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The coach, the drugs test, and the Rio breakfast

Some reports say Anzrah was in the athletes' village with Rotich's accreditation to try to get free food, but when tackled about the drugs test he continued to pretend to be Rotich for fear of being exposed. Magistrate Christine Njagi said she would rule on the police application on Wednesday. Rotich's lawyer, Ham Lagat, said the evidence against his client "is not strong enough".

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Almaz Ayana blitzes 10k world record to claim Olympic gold in Rio

Spurred on by her pace, 18 women ran lifetime bests. The former world record of 29:31.78 held by Chinese Wang Junxia has been in existence for past last 23 years, having been set on September 8, 1993. - Greg Rutherford , the victor of the men's long jump at London 2012, squeezed through to Saturday's final as the 10th-best qualifier, after two no jumps had put him under huge pressure.

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Katie Ledecky shatters the world record, wins by more than 11 seconds

Ledecky joined Debbie Meyer as the only female swimmers to sweep the three longest freestyle races. Meyer took the 200, 400 and 800 at Mexico City in 1968. Ledecky touched nearly half a length in front of her closest rivals - more than 11 seconds in front of silver medallist Jazz Carlin of Britain's 8:16.17 with Boglarka Kapas of Hungary taking bronze in 8:16.37.

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Marlins' Ichiro joins exclusive 3000-hit club

With a triple off Rockies reliever Chris Rusin , Ichiro Suzuki became the 30th player in major-league history to record 3,000 hits. At 42 years, 290 days he is the second-oldest player by three days over Rickey Henderson to reach the milestone.

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Michael Phelps' son, Boomer, wears 'team daddy' Olympic outfit

The heartwarming father-son moment was captured by a slew of press photographers, something Phelps said he was thankful for in the whirlwind of Olympic competition. Then, Ervin walked away from swimming, skipping the next two Olympics while he embarked on a journey to find his goal in life. Michael's gold medal tally in Rio is at three for Men's 4x200m freestyle relay, Men's 200m butterfly, and Men's 4x100m freestyle relay.

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Turnbull defends handling of census as Privacy Commissioner investigates

As the attacks appear to have occurred at a time when most Australians had yet to complete the Census form, it seems plausible at this stage that the primary goal was to disable the system rather than access personal information. "This has been the worst-run census in Australian history and one of the worst IT debacles Australia has ever seen", opposition MP Andrew Leigh said.

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Swimming - Schooling wins first gold for Singapore

Michael Phelps of the United States won the Olympic 200 meters individual medley on Thursday to capture the 22nd gold medal of his career and become the first swimmer to win the same event at four consecutive Games. Her fingernails painted red, white and blue, Manuel broke down in tears after her landmark victory in a sport that still struggles to attract people of color.

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Biles soars to all-around title

You know all these champions we're talking about this morning, you know the feeling that they have waking up today . Biles is already the most successful woman in the history of the World Championships, with 10 gold medals accumulated over the past three years.

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Simone Biles Takes Gold in Women's All

A complicated tie-breaking procedure instead gave the award to Russia's Aliya Mustafina . This time , the American was all smiles as she stood one step higher than Mustafina on the podium. This one was a little more personal. "No", she said again when asked about her place in history. The American led Mustafina by 1.533 going into the final floor rotation on which she is the reigning three-time world champion.

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Michael Phelps Wins Silver in 100m Butterfly Swimming Competition, Friday

Lochte, leading after 100 meters, third at 150, faded to fifth, 1:57.47. Japan's 400 IM champion Kosuke Hagino won silver and Wang Shun of China took bronze, both moving dramatically through the field on the final length after turning in fifth and seventh place.

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Oleksiak, Manuel tie for 100m freestyle gold

The world has never seen an athletic exit like this. Friedman cried, before falling silent as the race finished. He punched the water and bellowed as Phelps swam over to congratulate him. Phelps may have tied Leonidas' record on Tuesday, but even then he had more gold medals. And his first 50 in the butterfly has lately been unexceptional.

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Ledecky wins women's 800m freestyle Gold in world record

She shared some tears with Gemmell, the coach who stepped in so seamlessly after the London Games and was so instrumental to her success . Sundhage responded to Solo's comments by saying "It's OK to be a coward if you win". - The Americans have claimed the bronze medal in dressage, finishing behind gold medalist Germany and runner-up Great Britain . Men's quarterfinals are underway a day after Sweden's striking upset against the USA women in penalty kicks.

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Simone Manuel, first African-American woman to win gold in swimming

In an emotional press interview following the race , Manuel praised God for her victory. I am so blessed and grateful. She put her head in her hands and wept in the pool after she tied 16-year-old Canadian Penny Oleksiak and realized the depth of her achievement.


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