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Upset for Leicester, Tottenham draws as EPL season starts

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.

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Simone Manuel Makes History - But Not For Her Medal Count

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 ...

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Problematic Rio diving pool closed, athletes report bad smell

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".

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'Just something to tell the kids' Wiggins says after gold

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.

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Nigeria's fastest man Seye Ogunlewe hopes to be faster than Usain Bolt

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 ...

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Klopp: Players will decide title race, not big-name managers

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.

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Paul Pogba suspended for his Manchester United debut

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".

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Rosie MacLennan wins gold at Rio Games

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.

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Rod released by Yankees, who owe him $27 million more

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.

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Stanford swimmer Simone Manuel makes Olympic history

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.

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Sports tribunal opens doors to more Russian dopers

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".

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Simone Manuel Made History In The Olympics Pool But NBC Didn't Care

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.

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Ledecky breaks world record in 800 freestyle

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.

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Penny Oleksiak Wins Canada's First Gold!

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.

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Egyptian Athlete Refuses to Shake His Israeli Opponents Hand After Getting Beaten

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.

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#Rio2016: Usain Bolt Says There Might Be Athletes Doping At The Olympics

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.

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Alex Rodriguez Announces Retirement From Baseball After 22-Year Career

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.

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Mourinho, Guardiola launch Premier League title pursuit

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.

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Klopp unconcerned by Arsenal defensive problems

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.

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Nadal, Murray show toughness in reaching Rio semifinals

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.

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Three Hull City fans got their "NO" protests all wrong

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.

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Eagles LT Lane Johnson: 'NFLPA does not stand up for players'

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.

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Golf history: Furyk shoots 58 in Travelers final round

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.

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The Olympic diving pool is closed because of its green water

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.

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Royals Report: KC Wins 2nd Straight Series Behind Danny Duffy Gem

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.

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Matt Garza wins third straight as Milwaukee Brewers top Atlanta Braves

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.

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Ichiro Suzuki hits 3000 mark in major leagues

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.

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"We played a bunch of cowards" - U.S. goalkeeper Hope

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.

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Manuel on making history: 'The gold medal wasn't just for me'

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 ".

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Simone Manuel Becomes First African-American Woman to Win Gold

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".

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Marlins Held Scoreless, Drop Series to Giants

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.

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Vikings' Zimmer gets to see defense he built in Cincinnati

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.

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Rio 2016 Olympics: After 112 years golf makes quiet return to Olympics

It didn't take too long for the results to come, in April 2013 she won gold at the Pan American Judo championship and four months later Rafaela became the first Brazilian to be the world champion of the sport. She blasted Brazil labelling it a racist, homophobic country. The women's bronze medals went to Kaori Matsumoto of Japan - the London Games champion - and Telma Monteiro of Portugal.

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Holt sparks rally as Reds beat Cardinals

Manager Mike Matheny lifted him Saturday night after five innings, feeling Carpenter's swing didn't look right. "So he wasn't concerned about being hit there". Zachary, who died in 1969, went 12-0 for the 1929 Yankees, the most wins for a pitcher in Major League history without a loss. All Reyes did was strikeout Duvall with a 101 miles per hour fastball, to start a 1-2-3 inning.

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CA Paper Apologizes for Leaving GOAT Simone Manuel Out of Olympic Headline

LeBron James may have not come to this year's Olympics in Rio to play basketball, but he's still watching. Biles, 19, lives in Spring, Texas, about 25 miles away from where the 20-year-old Manuel was born in Houston. He said a "couple different people saw it" before it was posted. I tell her, "I'm 38". She has surprised even herself in Rio, admitting she was targeting the 2020 Games as her big moment.


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