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Final day of swimming in Rio, 4 golds to be won

Ledecky closed out her Rio trip with a bang, shattering her own world record in the 800-meter freestyle Friday night. She went undefeated during the regular season and set 12 course records and went on to become the first female track-and-field alum to qualify for the Olympics.

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Rio Olympic Pools Just Can't Stop Turning Green

The open-air Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre, which was built for the 2007 Pan American Games, is hosting the diving, synchronised swimming and water polo events. In further updates, the global governing body of aquatics, FINA has released a statement saying the colour change will not be harmful to the athletes, despite some sceptical views from water quality experts.

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Ethiopian Almaz Ayana breaks women's 10000m world record

Even so, the way training has gone I would have liked to have gone a bit quicker than that. Ayana did not just better the existing world mark of 29:31:78 set by Wang Junxia of China in 1993, she vaporized it. It was under that backdrop that Ayana won her gold medal Friday. Adams won silver at 20.42 meters (67 feet). The victor was Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana , who claimed the gold medal.

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Indianapolis Colts: HoF Game Cancellation Latest Embarrassment for NFL

The NFL is facing enormous criticism for outsourcing, through the Pro Football Hall of Fame , the field management for the game, which ultimately and shamefully for the image-battered league, were not up to NFL standards. National Football League fields have come a long way in the last 15 years. "In 2001, a new artificial surface at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium was deemed too unsafe for the Eagles to play the Ravens".

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Gunners 'in hard position' in defence ahead of Liverpool

Sturridge, who has made just 18 league starts over the past two seasons, picked up a hip injury ahead of last Saturday's friendly against Barcelona, and Milner sustained a heel problem during the 4-0 victory over the Spanish champions. While many fans have been urging the boss to stump up for a big name striker in the summer transfer window, the Gunners now find themselves holding out for defensive reinforcements as they go into the new campaign looking decidedly short at the back.

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Ramirez homers twice, Red Sox beat Diamondbacks 9-4

It says something about that both David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez returned immediately to the lineup after suffering minor injuries. Buchholz, who will make his 14th start of the season, has shined in the bullpen allowing just one run in 8 1/3 innings over his last six appearances.

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Ledecky smashes 800m record to claim freestyle trifecta

The 19-year-old from the United States knocked just under two seconds off the record with a time of 8min 4.79sec, while 12 seconds later Carlin, 25, pipped Hungary's Boglarka Kapas to silver. Then, after her coach moved to the West Coast, Ledecky connected with Bruce Gemmell and never missed a beat. Her personal best in an individual race at that distance is a second slower than Simone Manuel's winning time Thursday at the Olympics.

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As Rio relies on free labor, IOC execs get $900 per diems

You might say that the village has becoming something of a Tinder. hotbed. Tinder , which allows users to swipe right on a profile picture to approve and left to reject, is among the most widely used in the growing market that includes Grindr, Hinge and others.

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Champions Leicester stunned by Hull in Premier League opener

Premier League-winning captain Wes Morgan is desperate for Leicester City to go back-to-back this season. Straight from the restart, last season's PFA Player of the Year, Riyad Mahrez, pulled the visitors level from the spot after Demarai Gray was brought down, however replays showed he was outside the box.

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Blue Jays Notes: Encarnacion Joins Elite Class, Sanchez Stays in Rotation

The Houston Astros have dropped seven of their last nine games for the second in 2016. Houston is on its third closer of the season, with Ken Giles taking over the spot. The Blue Jay bats have gone about as cold as one could imagine, racking up historic strikeout totals, an anemic batting average and a paltry 10 runs over four games.

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Biles, Raisman flip to top spots in women's gymnastics

A showing that, in a year without the brilliance of Simone Biles , would have otherwise had her in gold atop the podium. And when the scores were posted , the tears began to flow and Raisman hugged her teammate in a genuine display of true sportsmanship.

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Russians complain about torn flags at Olympics

A potential Latin American grudge match is on tap at the Rio Olympics as Brazil takes on Colombia in the men's soccer quarterfinals. -Brazil's government declared a day of official mourning for a Rio Olympics police officer who died after being shot in the head making a wrong turn into one of the city's slums.

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England's Jimmy Anderson apologises to umpires for Pakistan petulance

Now all eyes were on Aslam, also playing just his third Test, after he had replaced struggling fellow left-handed opener Shan Masood. Assured 20-year-old opener Aslam, playing only his third Test, missed out on a first worldwide hundred when he was run out, but Azhar took his tally of Test centuries to 10 before he was caught off the last ball of the day from Chris Woakes as Pakistan closed on 257-3 in reply to 297.

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Australia wins gold in rowing

China's Jingli Duan claimed bronze while New Zealand's Emma Twigg, billed as Brennan's strongest challenger, came in fourth. The 31-year-old world champion arrived in Rio as the hot gold medal favourite, unbeaten since 2014. However, from the halfway mark, Brennan increased her clear water advantage, and maintained a stroke rate of 33 having powered out the start with one of 39.

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Mahe Drysdale and Emma Twigg crusie into rowing finals

Drysdale's gold, New Zealand's second in Rio after the men's pair of Hamish Bond and Eric Murray won on Thursday (Friday NZT), gave the Kiwi team eight total medals and moved them to 13th on the medal table. However, Drysdale put in a couple of big strokes to the line, winning by the narrowest of margins. Read on for the day's results as they come in. Even rowing legend Sir Steve Redgrave was left baffled, while two-time Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell called for another race.

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Olympic Swimming Results: Michael Phelps Wins Silver Medal In 100M Butterfly

Ryan Lochte is going to beat Michael Phelps in this event! But, in the end, you had to know how this one was going to turn out. He indicated he needed "some time off", which doesn't suggest retirement for the 32-year-old swimmer, who has six Golds and 12 total Olympic medals to his credit.

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Michael Phelps ties for silver in final individual race

Michael Phelps looks to be at peace, and he's said these Olympic Games are his last. You know, just regular kid stuff. Joseph Schooling of Singapore won the gold. Thursday's dead heat came in the women's 100m freestyle final, in which United States swimmer Simone Manuel and Canada's Penny Oleksiak both finished in an Olympic record of 52.70 seconds.

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U.S. closing in on milestone 1000th gold medal

Some of this Olympiad's more memorable moments were supplied by the United States Women's Gymnastic Team and Simone Biles, who blew away the competition winning all-around gymnastic gold. Later on in the evening, more success was to follow for Team GB in the pool, when Jazz Carlin took the silver medal in the women's 400m Freestyle. Froome has matched his performance in the time trial, while Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow finished in a dramatic third place in the 10m synchronised ...

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United States gymnast Simone Biles flips and flies to Olympic all-around gold

Biles led the USA team to a similarly large margin when the Final Five won gold Tuesday. "Those really stand out from my 50 years of coaching". The U.S. Five golds would see her overtake Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina (1956), Czech Vera Caslavska (1968) and Romanian Ecaterina Szabo (1984), who have all won four at the same Games.

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CAS rules out Poland's Zielinski, China's Chen provisionally banned

Diuretics can help to mask other stronger banned performance enhancing substances. "We will cooperate with the Court of Arbitration of Sport during its investigation and will respect the final ruling by the CAS". Efimova was only allowed to compete at the Games after winning an appeal against a ban for a previous doping offence. The country has already been embroiled in doping controversy in Rio, after Australia's Mack Horton called Sun Yang, China's most successful swimmer, a "drug cheat" ...

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Rio 2016: Come and Watch me Make History, Says Usain Bolt

I saw the interview and I was like, I never said that why did you say that? "We have to go through the rough times before we get to the good times". "I always try to run the race in my head and try to execute". Usain Bolt is the fastest man to ever live. He set that record of 19.19 at the 2009 World Championships.

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USA women's field hockey beats Japan, advances

We're not looking ahead at all. It was a quiet first two quarters from India as well as Netherlands as both the teams preferred to play it safe, concetrating more on holding possession of the ball. I think winning a match is more important for us now a days and gaining some points in the lay ground that makes the difference in the quarterfinals.

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Phelps writes yet more history with IM win

The medal extends Phelps' Olympic record to 26 career medals, including 22 golds. He's now level pegging with Leonidas of Rhodes in terms of the highest number of individual Olympic medals. I want to win just like anybody else". Oleksiak is the first athlete born after January 1 2000 to claim an Olympic gold medal in an individual event.

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New documentary on black swimmers is right on time

USA gymnast Simone Biles not only won over TV audiences with her incredible signature move-she's also blowing up social media. In a long-beloved ritual for U.S. National Team Coordinator, Martha Karolyi, cried when she learned their teamname "The Final Five " is a tribute to her; she's retiring this year.

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Carter goes deep, Brewers beat Braves 4-3

You want to tack on runs every inning and they were able to do that against us". You take ownership of things and handle it. Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldonado tied it 3-3 with a two-run homer in the fifth inning. "Overall, just playing really solid baseball since we put him in the number two hole". Four Atlanta pitchers combined for the run tsunami, with starter Roberto Hernandez leading the way with five earned.

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Phelps misses gold for 1st time in 2016 Olympics, US women win

After helping Britain win the team sprint Thursday, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner squeaked past their opponents in the opening round of the individual sprint competition Friday night. Solo, the USA goalkeeper, was angered by Sweden's defensive style and branded the team a "bunch of cowards". The three Olympic rookies on the American team have had an impressive start: Elena Delle Donne, Breanna Stewart and Brittney Griner have all had stretches when they have taken over games as the us has ...

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Rizzo draws bases-loaded walk in 11th, Cubs beat Cubs 4-3

Wainwright allowed three hits - all doubles - in the first inning, and he peppered a double and a single with a hit batter and a walk in the second inning. Louis in the Central to a whopping 14 games. The Cubs' Jake Arrieta delivered a second straight solid start in August after going 0-3 with two no-decisions and a 4.88 ERA in July.

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Egyptian judo competitor booed after refusing to shake hand of Israeli

He said her performance had helped him believe he too could succeed. On Monday, Israeli judoka Sagi Muki lost to Georgia's Lasha Shavdatuashvili in the bronze medal match, thus failing to win the first Israeli medal considered to be within reach at the Rio Olympics.

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Schooling beats idol Phelps to win 100m butterfly with an Olympic Record

I have friends, who know a lot about swimming, and they watched Joseph swim today and they told me that he still had a lot to spare. Ervin won his first gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, tying teammate Gary Hall Jr. "I'll need a couple of days to digest what has happened". The Singaporean was always in control and won by 0.75 seconds from the trio of Phelps, South Africa's Chad Le Clos and Hungary's Laszlo Cseh.

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Hillary Clinton Blasts 'Outlandish Trumpian Ideas' in Economic Speech

Clinton, who filed jointly with her husband, paid an effective federal income tax rate of 34.2% past year, and the Clintons donated 9.8% of their adjusted gross income to charity, according to the campaign. It's probably not helped by the fact that The Donald has dragged his feet on releasing his tax returns and now doesn't plan to do so until after the election.

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New Premier League kits 2016/17: ranked

With the addition of the world's top managers and some of the best players, this promises to be one the most competitive years in the English top flight for some time. The clever decision of some BT executive to remove their punditry team from the sanctity of their glass-panelled studio and plant them on the touchline puts them just one kicked Lucozade bottle away from the action.

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US men's fencing team nabs historic bronze medal

Chamley-Watson and his United States teammates - Gerek Meinhardt, Alexander Massialas, and Race Imboden - captured the bronze thanks to a 45-31 win over Italy. After dropping his first bout to individual gold medalist Daniele Garozzo 6-4, Meinhardt returned to the piste against Andrea Baldini in the fifth of the match's nine rounds with the US trailing 20-17.

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Froome takes a fancy to rugby Sevens

He won the Tour de France this year and was hoping to top it off with an Olympic gold - just like Sir Bradley Wiggins did in 2012. Four years ago in the Olympic throne room at Hampton Court Chris Froome occupied the same bronze seat he claimed in Rio yesterday, only then it seemed to carry little value.

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Clintons Paid $3.6 Million in Taxes in 2015

It was authored by several economists, but led by Mark Zandi. But his scripted remarks were quickly eclipsed by the latest in a series of blunders and controversial statements that appear to have handed Clinton's campaign a boost in the polls, particularly with Republican women and college-educated voters who make up a key piece of the GOP base.

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Newly-promoted Hull stuns EPL champion Leicester 2-1

For now though the new boys seem up against it and Leicester couldn't have asked for an easier start to the season - on paper at least. The Foxes eventually finished in 14th place. Kante was their main man in midfield last season , winning the majority of the battles and allowing the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy to counter, which was their established theme through the length of the season.


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