Murray, who is defending his Olympic gold medal he won at Wimbledon in 2012 by defeating Roger Federer, was selected from a number of candidates from all different criteria. Murray was nominated by British Tennis for the role, with cyclist Bradley Wiggins reportedly ruled himself out of the opportunity. Despite failing to win an Olympic medal Foster, who has 47 worldwide medals to his name, became the oldest member of Great Britain's squad to compete at the 2008 Games, aged 38.
Jim Furyk owns a place in PGA Tour history - in more ways than one. He'd gone out on fire with a course-record 27 and returned home with the glow of inviting embers warming in the fireplace on a chilly winter day, firing a back-nine 31 that included what would become a 23-foot record-breaking birdie putt on 16.
While some pundits say boycotting fellow athletes due to their nationality goes against the spirit of the Olympic games , many supporters of the Palestinian cause find the conduct an act of defiance against Israel. "The Olympic Movement should always be about building bridges not erecting walls". He claimed in an interview with Al-Ahram that the global judo rules banned handshakes (which is true, but only before a match, not after it), dismissing the boos he received from the crowd for ...
He hadn't managed in England since 2004-05 with Chelsea . If Pep Guardiola can hit the ground running (and that's a huge "if", as he's new to English football), then City arguably possess the strongest and most balanced squad. The Citizens are looking for their third Premier League title this decade, also winning in 2012 & '14. Last year, China Media Capital paid $400-million (U.S.) for a 13-per-cent stake in Manchester City , putting the value of that club at $3-billion.
This is the second gold medal Manuel has won in Rio; the first came as part of the 4 x 100m freestyle relay team. "My goal was just to get more experience, swim as fast as I can", Manuel said, adding she had not expected to win gold. But Jones failed to make the US team this year in what could have been his final attempt. "I will just remember all the memories I made". She shared top spot on the podium with Manuel, 20, the first African-American individual Olympic champion from the ...
Some athletes said it has damaged their game - and left them unable to see properly in due to high levels of chlorine in the water. "But if conditions are just right then you get an algae bloom where it gets to the point where you can see the greenness in the water".
It capped an outstanding day for Britain after two rowing golds and silvers coming in three other events. He is bulkier now and is sporting an obligatory ink-sleeve on his right arm, visible under the team GB skin suit when they go in today's team pursuit in the velodrome.
The build-up to the Games has been dominated by the doping scandal involving Russian Federation, while two of Bolt's biggest rivals for gold medals, Americans Justin Gatlin and LaShawn Merritt, have previously served drug bans. He said: "It's not been the flawless season but I'm better than previous year and got more races in". "So I just went and bought it". Bolt , who has long spoken of his desire to become the first man to break 19 seconds in the 200m, acknowledged that feat may ...
The Liverpool first face a decimated Arsenal. The Gunners begin the new season at home to Klopp's men with limited options in the centre of defence due to injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel as well as concerns over Laurent Koscielny's fitness.
Ahead of the Red Devils' Premier League season opener, Ibrahimovic has claimed that it's very possible that he stays at Old Trafford for three years which, given the shape he's in, would not exactly be surprising. "So it's a real benefit for us to have them". City start the campaign as British bookmakers' favourites, but despite United's fifth-place finish in May, Mourinho declared on Friday: "We feel that we are candidates to win the title".
MacLennan, from King City, Ont., finished seventh in her Olympic debut in 2008. She had already won an array of individual and team European and world titles, but the 2016 Games was the biggest event of her life. After executing her final routine, she immediately vaulted ahead of Great Britain's Bryony Page, who had led the field after earning a score of 56.040.
A lot of what Alex Rodriguez said in his interview session following his final game with the New York Yankees was boilerplate A-Rod. Girardi didn't frame it as a sentimental choice - none of the Yankees' run producers has fared well against Rays starter Chris Archer , he explained - but it was telling that a.199 hitter who wasn't allowed to play at all against right-handed pitchers a month ago was suddenly in such a high-profile spot.
Instead, Lochte slowed dramatically after the backstroke leg. Rounding out the swimming finals is three-time Olympic medalist Maya DiRado in the 200-meter backstroke at 9:03pm EST. "But I do hope that it kind of goes away. I hope that I can be an inspiration for others". The last time an American woman won gold in the event was 1984, when Nancy Hogshead and Carrie Steinseifer also tied.
In its ruling, CAS declares that the International Olympic Committee decision of excluding Russians with an earlier doping sanction conflicts with the rules of natural justice and "deprives the Russian athletes of the presumption of innocence and rather establishes a presumption of guilt, but one that is rebuttable by the athletes on an individual basis".
Maritza [Correia], Cullen [Jones], and it's for all the people after me, who believe they can't do it. There was disappointment for Australia's Campbell sisters with world champion Bronte finishing fourth and world record holder Cate, leading in world record time at the turn but fading at the finish to sixth.
It's the first medal of the Rio Games for the Romanians, who outscored China 44-38. This time in record-setting fashion. The finals are on Sunday night, and Bolt has told his parents he's ready for them despite nursing a sore hamstring.
Simone Manuel had to share her gold medal and her place atop the podium following the 100-meter freestyle at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She's the first African-American woman to take gold in an individual swimming event. Manuel, who won a silver medal in the 4x100 freestyle relay Sunday night, was scheduled to swim in the semifinals of the 50 freestyle Friday night.
El Shehaby was met with a chorus of boos from the audience when he made a decision to back away and shake his head when his rival, Or Sasson , extended his hand in a gesture of goodwill, according to the Daily Mail. Hisham Hatab, head of the Egyptian Olympic Committee, had addressed whether the two athletes would shake hands before the match had taken place. "This is already a big improvement that Arabic countries accept to [fight] Israel", spokesman Nicolas Messner said in an email.
Although the Russian doping scandal exposed the sophisticated lengths that drug cheats were prepared to go to avoid detection, Bolt said he was unconcerned about the possibility that he might be lining up against rivals in Rio who aren't clean.
A-Rod will play against Tampa Bay at Yankee Stadium on Friday night before ending one of the most prolific and polarizing careers in baseball history. "So it was a just a little bit sad for me", Casillas said. There were no leaks by order of Steinbrenner so manager Joe Girardi didn't find out until Sunday morning.
Mourinho's arrival has coincided with a transformative transfer window for the Red Devils, with world record signing Paul Pogba - who is suspended for the trip to Bournemouth - joining Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Contrary reports suggested Santi Cazorla could be in line to take the armband, the Spaniard is likely to lead the team out against Liverpool however. However, despite the large field of contenders in 2016-17, Wenger said it could play into Arsenal's hands.
Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina hits a return to Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain during their Rio 2016 Olympic Games Men's Singles match at the Olympic Tennis Centre in the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12 August 2016. "For me, it has nothing to do with having won the gold in London". Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau had to settle with the silver medal, which is also a great performance, as this is the first Olympic medal for Romanian tennis ever.
Arsene Wenger has been criticised for inactivity in the transfer market yet again while Tottenham have quietly strengthened with the signings of Dutch striker striker Vincent Janssen and holding midfielder Victor Wanyama from Southampton. His transfer activity so far has been largely underwhelming. Last season 16 of the 23 games where Leicester conceded went over 2.5 goals, compared with just four out of 15 when they didn't.
It's supplements [other players use]. Like I said , I have nothing to hide. Everything I've taken was approved by the G-shield app. That's what they're doing right now. I know that's hard to believe coming from a second-time offender. He also doesn't like how the players' union won't fight for him despite the fact they originally approved the supplement.
CROMWELL It was Jim Furyk's final round in the final tournament of a four-week stretch and his 11th event over the last 14 weeks. A footnote is that some of those guys, including Geiberger, posted their 59 on a par 72 golf course whereas Furyk nailed his 58 yesterday on a par 70 course.
According to FINA, the worldwide governing body for the sport, some of the chemicals used in the water treatment process ran out, which allowed the pH level in the pool to drop. Officials stopped training on Friday to allow for the water to remain still which would help remove the persistent algae problem. "We have learned that chemistry is not an exact science", Andrada said.
Duffy is 4-2 with a 3.45 ERA and 57 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox . "I've gotten pretty close a couple of times this year". Anderson, who had struck out four times, hit a soft liner over the head of first baseman Eric Hosmer to score Todd Frazier , who led off the inning with a single off Wang.
Chase d'Arnaud pinch hit for De La Cruz in the fifth, and Chaz Roe replaced him on the mound. "Offensively we came roaring back there in the one inning and I thought, 'OK, here we go, '" Braves interim manager Brian Snitker said. All told, the Brewers scored in each and every inning and that is an accomplishment in and of itself. Brewers: RHP Junior Guerra was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.
Suzuki had 2,533 of those 3,000 hits in 12 seasons in Seattle, where he made his Major League Baseball debut in 2001 as a 27-year-old rookie. Suzuki, who in 2001 became the first Japanese position player, or non-pitcher, in Major League Baseball, joins Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rico), Rod Carew (Panama) and Rafael Palmeiro (Cuba) as the only members of the 3,000-hit club born outside the US.
The online community has slammed the goalkeeper for her lack of sportsmanship. The victories usually smoothed over her behaviour. "Not this time. This time she went pure loser and lout", Jenkins wrote. "I'm really bad at it". RIO DE JANEIRO - Kyrie Irving scored 15 points and the USA men's basketball team survived its second straight strong challenge in the Rio Games, edging Serbia 94-91.
Manuel thought about predecessors and contemporaries - particularly Cullen Jones , an African-American gold medalist before her, and Neal, her teammate and friend. "What's happened is, with her extremely long legs, she's leaped a couple of steps", Titley says wryly. Maritza Correia McClendon, an Olympic medalist in swimming, tweeted, "Waking up and still in shock and so proud of you Simone Manuel ".
In the 100-meter freestyle, Manuel actually tied for first place with 16-year-old Canadian Penny Oleksiak, clocking in at 52:70 , a new Olympic record. And during her post-race interview , Manuel fought through the tears to say exactly what everyone looking up to her wanted to hear. She even mentioned "some of the issues with police brutality".
The Indians' division lead stayed at 3-1/2 games as nearest rival Detroit lost at Seattle. The 26-year-old powerhouse looks to continue to come up with the clutch hit on Wednesday afternoon as the host Marlins play the rubber match of their three-game series with the Giants.
He was Cincinnati's defensive coordinator from 2008-13 for Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis until finally receiving the opportunity to be a head coach in Minnesota in 2014. The only altercation was when Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen and Cincinnati cornerback Adam Jones had a brief scuffle. That matchup isn't likely to be seen Friday night because Brown, Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell, the stalwarts of Pittsburgh's offense, figure to sit it out.